News Headlines - 30 January 2018

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity - The New York Times

He said he would bring Republicans and Democrats together around a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to “give us the safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.” And he dared Democrats to reject what he called a “down-the-middle compromise” on immigration where “nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs.”

Saudi Arabia is handing out cash from anti-corruption drive

Saudi Arabia is using cash recovered from officials and princes arrested in a corruption crackdown to ease the pain of austerity... Speaking earlier at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Al Jadaan said some of the cash recovered will be used to fund handouts for the 70% of Saudi nationals who are state employees.

Mitsubishi Aircraft receives first MRJ cancellation | The Japan Times

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has received its first order cancellation for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, informed sources said Friday.

CAPCOM | Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Units!

Capcom Co., Ltd. today announced that Monster Hunter: World for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One*1 has shipped 5 million units worldwide (including digital download sales). A PC version is to be released at a later date.

Cleveland Indians Will Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo Next Year - The New York Times

The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field.
The logo has long been the source of anguish and frustration for those who consider it offensive, outdated and racist, but for many of the team’s fans it is a cherished insignia — a divide that has played out at all levels of sports in recent years with teams featuring such nicknames and insignias. Most universities have stopped using Native American nicknames, while other teams, like the Washington Redskins in the N.F.L., have resisted growing pressure to do so.








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