Trump Team Will Not Attend Davos: "Would Betray Populist-Fueled Movement"
The new US administration will be represented in Davos by Anthony Scaramucci, a flamboyant hedge-fund investor.
Davos elite will spend a lot of time talking about climate change -- and how to make money from it https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-15/ignoring-trump-s-skepticism-davos-elite-bets-on-climate-change … via @markets
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich http://trib.al/JloNxVm
China's Xi Jinping At Davos, World's Most Powerful Beggar http://dlvr.it/N6c2GN
The 3 activists executed by #Bahrein Monarchy: not the first ones and won't be the last.
#Bahrein 1 of the 3 young Bahrein/i , Ali al-Sankees, executed with four bullets in the heart by the order of the Monarchy military tribunal
One of the executed in #Bahrein, a teacher who was at school when the claimed attack took place.
In #Bahrein, there r 4more young men arrested by the military court and sentenced to execution: more fuel to the revolution against Monarchy
#Bahrein abolished al-Wifaq institution that represents over 55-60% of d total population of Bahrein & jailed d highest religious authority.
Creditors are demanding fresh cuts to certain welfare benefits in order to finance measure for supporting vulnerable social groups in 2018.
Cyprus talks have a #Kotzias problem
Our View: Kotzias’ Geneva antics a reckless game - Cyprus Mail
Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets http://dlvr.it/N6MSZv
Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea http://dlvr.it/N6Lwk5
Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens http://dlvr.it/N6LwQn
Brexit means Brexit , after all......And if EU leaders want to play rough with May and the UK , so be it.
Rolls Royce will stay in the UK after Brexit & don't care if we quit the single market
Voters back Tories to deliver best Brexit by three to one http://trib.al/uAPvPKA
Impressively fluent, clear and waffle-free: Philip Hammond on Brexit to Welt am Sonntag https://www.welt.de/english-news/article161182946/Philip-Hammond-issues-threat-to-EU-partners.html …
Bank of England may be about to raise its economic outlook for 2nd time since Brexit vote http://bloom.bg/2jd3OgN
Post Brexit, EU's share of world GDP will fall from 22.1% to 18.3%
Theresa May to announce withdrawal from single market in new hard Brexit strategy http://ind.pn/2jd1xlL
A LNA MiG-23 crashed down in Ganfouda / Bosnib area, Benghazi. Crew is safe according to reports. Still unclear the reason of the crash.
#Libya Ahead of EU migration meeting Brussels, MSF calls for migrants to be given safe passage to Europe.
HoR expected to hold an important session tomorrow & Tuesday to discuss LPA & options to move forward - many ideas floated around. #Libya
Yesterday's meeting to bring Haftar & Agilah together happens ahead of a HoR session Mon/Tue to discuss LPA & ways forward. #Libya
Army chief Khalifa Haftar hosts high-level mtg incl Agila Saleh, Ali Gitrani, Abderrazaq Nadhuri, Saqr Jarushi, Idris Madi & Mohamed BinNail
Southern MPs deplore dire conditions in South, accuse "armed groups affiliated w/ ThirdForce" of denying people access to cooking gas & fuel
Southern MPs: This is a violation of people's rights and places them under siege. It must stop immediately
MPs: We still support dialogue between Libyan factions...and call on all to stop armed action to spare the South the outbreak of civil war
#Libya UN-backed prime minister (Tripoli govt) moving from France-Africa summit Mali to Davos economic summit Switzerland.
#Libya: Some friends in Tripoli coming back online, saying they were without electricity for 27 hours, and still have no running water.
Electric out in Ben Ashor #Tripoli
Back to dark again in Hai Al-Andalus in #Tripoli. Electricity was available only for 5 hours. My children are freezing. Where to go?
#Libya's extensive, extended power outage: No electricity in Misrata 9pm-3pm (18 hrs), Tripoli 15 hrs+, Ghat 8 days https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/15/power-returns-gradually-after-total-blackout-to-most-libya/ …
Power returns gradually after total blackout to most Libya - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/15/power-returns-gradually-after-total-blackout-to-most-libya/ …
Ghat still dealing with total blackout condition - no power for 8 days now !
Last week GECOL warned that the country would go into a total blackout if the gas pipeline feeding Zawiya power plant remained shut
Overnight GECOL brought several units at Tripoli South,Zawiya &Khoms plants back on stream. Work ongoing to reach 50% of capacity by tonight
GECOL official says electricity has returned to some coastal areas, representing about 20% of the territory between RasJdir & Qaminis (East)
Keep in mind , this plan which apparently is being presented to EU leaders Monday ( unpublished ) , has rejected by Libya GNA/PC aka "Gov't"
Misrata MP Mohamed al-Raidh:Opening of HoR office in Tripoli is not meant to split Parliament but serve MPs during their stay in the capital
Russia beginning to step into role of assisting LNA , trading seems like the first step.
#Libya At least 13 deaths as migrant boat overruns off Libya
Serraj seems an outsider at France-Africa summit in Mali - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/14/serraj-seems-an-outsider-at-france-africa-summit-in-mali/ …
Kobler met with HoR members in Cairo, including head of Mithaq bloc and head of Foreign Affairs Committee
Odds & Ends....
Parliament passes all 18 articles ..... first reading is done.
Turkish MPs back new constitution bolstering Erdogan powers in first reading.
Background: Mass-shooting at Reina night club on New Year’s Eve in #Istanbul left 39 dead and dozens injured, suspect still not captured.
#Istanbul nightclub attacker, known as Abu Muhamed Horasani fled with son, leaving 18-month old daughter and wife behind – Turkish media.
Big smuggling ring smashed by Turkey in cooperation with various EU nations...
Reince Priebus on John Lewis: You didn’t see Republicans questioning the legitimacy of Obama’s victory in 2008
One of big questions on ACA moving forward-what happens regarding Medicare recipients the have health insurance b/c of Medicare expansion ?
2017's word of the year , will be the "I" word....
Does the Trump Team consider the Media " The Opposition Party " ?
Looks like Comey isn't going anywhere - unless he choses to leave...
Healthcare in America in 2017 - DEMs ACA is dying a not so slow death , GGOP doesn't have a replacement plan as of yet. Stay Healthy Friends
Top Trump adviser: Obama's Iran Deal is "on life support" http://hill.cm/TOddYv6
1. Last week strong indicator of how Trump Natsec Team may function: Crazy NSC, feckless State, independent DOD, Leaky Intel Community
THIS - Yet, while we would treat the FSB scenario as evidence of nefarious meddling by a foreign state in a US election , 1
@fredwalton216 we seem totally fine with a former MI6 agent quite possibly doing the same. 2
Clinton Foundation to layoff 22 employees at Clinton Global Initiative on April 15 , due to discontinuation of Clinton Global Initiative.
Turkey's Foreign Minister says if US wants Kurds at Syria Peace Talks - US might as well invite ISIS-as well. Turkey not softening one bit.
#ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be trapped near #Mosul http://heavy.com/news/2017/01/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-trapped-stuck-alive-mosul-iraq-rumor-pmu-popular-mobilization-forces-intelligence-al-hashd-al-shaabi/ …
SVBIED explodes at Turkish-FSA controlled Jubb al-Barazi near al-Bab
Syrian flag raised over medical centre in Husseiniyah village in Wadi Barada