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Venezuela Sets Presidential Vote For April 22 After Talks Crumble Venezuela Sets Presidential Vote For April 22 After Talks Crumble
- Февраля 08, 2018

Maduro, a 55-year old former bus driver and union leader who has been president since 2013, appeared on Wednesday evening in front of a cheering crowd, who sang his campaign jingle, "Everyone with Maduro!" Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced Wednesday this year's presidential voting would take place on April 22, according to Sputnik . (more...)
Bangladesh dominates first two sessions of second test Vs Sri Lanka Bangladesh dominates first two sessions of second test Vs Sri Lanka
- Февраля 08, 2018

At stumps, Bangladesh trail by 166 runs with Liton Das (24) and Mehedi Hasan (5) at the crease. Having picked up a couple of wickets just before Lunch to derail Sri Lanka's progress, Razzak came back to hurt the visitors soon after the break by breaching half-centurion Kusal Mendis's defence with an excellent away-turning delivery. (more...)
Schmidt Rings The Changes For Italian Clash Schmidt Rings The Changes For Italian Clash
- Февраля 08, 2018

JORDAN LARMOUR IS set for his global debut against Italy on Saturday after being named among the Ireland replacements for the Six Nations clash. Combine that with the certainty that changes were coming around the corner for the Italy game and you had an even broader band of players feeling good about life. (more...)
Sonia Gandhi Says She Is Not Retiring Sonia Gandhi Says She Is Not Retiring
- Февраля 08, 2018

He also said the Opposition was spreading lies among middle class that Union Budget will not benefit them to create a sense of disappointment among them. And right from the word go, he launched a calibrated aggression to rattle the Congress whose strategy to shout down the prime minister boomeranged on it. (more...)
Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill
- Февраля 08, 2018

She says it should be "bipartisan, transparent and unifying". This comes after CHIP received a six-year funding extension last month following a three-day shutdown . This morning, we took a measure of our Caucus because the package does nothing to advance bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers in the House. (more...)
Retailers to endure 20% rise in costs post-Brexit according to government Retailers to endure 20% rise in costs post-Brexit according to government
- Февраля 08, 2018

By comparison, a free trade deal would hit London's growth by just 2%, growing to 3.5% in a no deal scenario, and just 1% if the country stays in the single market. "Now the facts are known, the people are entitled to a vote on the deal and a chance to exit from Brexit". The paper looks at the possible hit to GDP over the next decade-and-a-half from Britain leaving the European Union, compared with the United Kingdom remaining full members of the bloc. (more...)
Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal
- Февраля 08, 2018

The House on Tuesday sent the Senate its budget bill, which the Senators expanded into the version announced on Wednesday morning. It includes money for the military for a year and community health centers for two years, and shifts Medicare funds. (more...)
Key Philadelphia Eagles Players Will Not Visit White House Because Of Trump Key Philadelphia Eagles Players Will Not Visit White House Because Of Trump
- Февраля 08, 2018

Torrey Smith , one of Colin Kaepernick's biggest supporters, made a point of explaining how "well informed" the players are and how they all follow the news. He did, however, congratulate the Eagles on their Super Bowl win shortly after the game concluded yesterday. I want to see us push for economical and educational advancements in communities of color and low-income communities, and I want to see our relationships between communities and law enforcement be advanced. (more...)
Tom Cruise's Daring Helicopter Stunt In Mission: Impossible - Fallout Featurette Tom Cruise's Daring Helicopter Stunt In Mission: Impossible - Fallout Featurette
- Февраля 08, 2018

Several scenes involve helicopters, including a unsafe 360 degree barrel roll that was featured in the film's trailer . In the clip, aerial coordinator Marc Wolff says: "Flying a helicopter takes a lot of skill. To assure the audience that it is indeed Cruise who is piloting the vehicle, the filmmakers created special rigs that secured inward-looking cameras to the helicopter. (more...)
Turkey says ready to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran
- Февраля 08, 2018

The head of the International Inquiry commission on Syria , Paulo Pinheiro said in a statement that the ongoing siege of Eastern Ghouta by the government of Syria involves the violation of international law of indiscriminate bombings and deliberate starvation of the civilian populace. (more...)
Gay figure skater reportedly refused meeting with Mike Pence Gay figure skater reportedly refused meeting with Mike Pence
- Февраля 08, 2018

The remark led to a rebuttal by Pence's press secretary, who said the vice president was "proud" to lead the American delegation and support its athletes. However, according to a new report , that's not all Pence's team did. He became the first openly gay United States athlete chosen to compete in a Winter Olympics last month. (more...)
Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military' Trump Backs Budget Plan: 'So Important for Our Great Military'
- Февраля 08, 2018

The New York Times also reported the budget cap for military spending would be raised by about $80 billion in FY 2018 and $85 billion in FY 2019. GOP leaders tacked on a full year of defense funding to sweeten the deal for conservative and defense hawks in their ranks who have been emphatic that they wouldn't support the fifth continuing resolution in six months without some kind of certainty for the country's military. (more...)
EU's Tusk welcomes new German ruling coalition EU's Tusk welcomes new German ruling coalition
- Февраля 08, 2018

A spokesperson for the SPD confirmed it had reached a deal with Merkel's centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), but stressed that it would need to be formally approved by the party's 460,000 members, reports CNN . And at home these powerful ministries would help the SPD push for key left-wing policies, such as better rights for employees. To secure a deal between the two parties, the 443,000 SPD members would have to approve a coalition treaty by ballot, but many remain skeptical ... (more...)
White House Senior Staffer Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations White House Senior Staffer Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations
- Февраля 08, 2018

However, by Wednesday afternoon, the Intercept had published a new interview with one of Porter's ex-wives, along with photos of her bruised face, and the outlet reported that Porter's ex-wives told the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his past abuse. (more...)
United Nations allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics United Nations allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics
- Февраля 08, 2018

The director strongly criticized U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for saying that he did not request any meeting with the North Korean delegation and for asking Seoul authorities to make sure he will not meet with the delegation during his stay. (more...)
Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena
- Февраля 08, 2018

And now, by voting to release a politically motivated, recklessly drafted memo, House Republicans on the committee have demonstrated they are not reliable defenders of our nation's security. The Mueller interview was confirmed by two people familiar with it. They declined to be named because the schedule is private. If Bannon does not show up Tuesday, lawmakers could vote to hold him in contempt. (more...)
Warning of ice and snow on Friday for Flintshire and Wrexham Warning of ice and snow on Friday for Flintshire and Wrexham
- Февраля 08, 2018

Brisk westerly winds will be strong and gusty near Atlantic coasts. There will be some heavy bursts of rain later in the night, which could initially turn to sleet for a time across parts of the north and east. The rain will only gradually clear overnight with much colder air feeding in behind with the risk of a spell of sleet or snow across Ulster. As well as the widespread snow showers, frost and icy stretches are likely, Met Eireann has said. (more...)
1984 anti-Sikh genocide 1984 anti-Sikh genocide
- Февраля 08, 2018

The envelope had GK's name written over it with the instruction "to be opened only by GK". He said he found some documents and a pen drive in the envelope. In clip 2, he has stated that his son is in a company which has accounts in Swiss bank and he also boasts about going to Rajya Sabha or being offered the chief ministership of Delhi". (more...)
Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal Northern Irish economy faces 12 percent hit with no UK Brexit deal
- Февраля 08, 2018

The UK government's breakdown predicts that the north east of England would be worst hit by Brexit , with its GDP cut by 3% by single market membership, 11% by a free trade deal and 16% under a " no deal " scenario. Britain and the European Union began talks this week on the transition, in which London must follow all European Union laws without having any decision-making powers, in exchange for frictionless access to the single market . (more...)
Model Chloe Ayling walked hand in hand with 'kidnapper' Lukasz Herba Model Chloe Ayling walked hand in hand with 'kidnapper' Lukasz Herba
- Февраля 08, 2018

Herba reportedly handed Ayling a business card of a gang called Black Death, which he claimed to be part of, and asked her to publicise the group when he let her go. Herba, 30, denies kidnap, claiming that the entire incident was faked as a publicity stunt. Chief investigator Serena Ferrari said emails showed Herba was in contact with his brother Michal in planning the kidnapping, including discussing the purchase of a large bag. (more...)
Mitch McConnell: US Senate leaders reach two-year budget deal Mitch McConnell: US Senate leaders reach two-year budget deal
- Февраля 08, 2018

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced the plan following extensive negotiations with Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. Elements of the Republican Party are also opposed to the bill because of its likely effect on the U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said the bill is "a debt junky's dream". Pelosi is holding out for a promise from House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, on immigration . (more...)
Pence and Abe aim to maximize pressure on North Korea
- Февраля 08, 2018

Pyeongchang's opening ceremonies will be attended by North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, as well as Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un , according to NPR's Elise Hu, who is reporting from Tokyo. Aides acknowledged that the hard-nosed message is an unusual one for the affable Pence, but said the circumstances warrant the tone. The U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has proposed granting an exemption for Choe, who has been on the U.N. (more...)
Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympic events that begin today Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympic events that begin today
- Февраля 08, 2018

Describing North Korea as the most unsafe threat in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that all options remain on the table. Pyongyang, of course, is the home of Kim Jong-Un, who presides over one of the most repressive and volatile countries in the world . Short track speed skaters from the two Koreas conducted joint training on Thursday at Gangneung Ice Arena, the first time the athletes have warmed up together. (more...)
Analysts Set Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) PT at $42.50
- Февраля 08, 2018

Symphony Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Scientific Games Corp Cl A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.82 billion market cap company. Appleton Prns Incorporated Ma holds 66,183 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability has 79,406 shares. Nantahala Capital Mgmt Lc reported 1.12% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). (more...)
Protests erupt against Israel's plans to forcibly expel African asylum seekers Protests erupt against Israel's plans to forcibly expel African asylum seekers
- Февраля 08, 2018

Israeli police statistics, shared by the nonpartisan Times of Israel newspaper, indicate 90 percent of African asylum seekers live in the southern part of Tel Aviv , with the rest scattered nationwide. "We are not criminals". Both Netanyahu and Mozes have said they were not serious discussions; rather, they each claim they were trying to expose the other's lack of trustworthiness. (more...)
Duterte Spokesman Reveals, Rejects ICC Probe Linked To Drug War Duterte Spokesman Reveals, Rejects ICC Probe Linked To Drug War
- Февраля 08, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte's trip to Kuwait "is in the offing" after the chief executive met with Kuwait Ambassador to the Philippines Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh. He also claimed that the acts attributed to Duterte's anti-drug campaign could not be regarded as crimes against humanity. But while he maintains the thousands of who died are suspects who resisted arrest, human rights groups and political opponents allege that many murders have been carried out in cold blood and ... (more...)
Forecasters Predict 4 to 8 Inches of Snow For Wednesday Forecasters Predict 4 to 8 Inches of Snow For Wednesday
- Февраля 08, 2018

Periods of snow will result in snow-covered roads and limited visibilities. A little more than an inch of snow fell over the Chicago area throughout Sunday , according to the weather service , potentially relieving Art Van Furniture from a costly Super Bowl sales promotion. (more...)
Winter storm causing slippery conditions on local roadways Winter storm causing slippery conditions on local roadways
- Февраля 08, 2018

Expect a hard morning commute. Drivers should plan on hard travel conditions, especially during the Friday morning commute. The current anticipated track of the significant snow boarders our northernmost counties, but there's expected to be a substantial drop off in accumulations along the southern edge of that snowfall. (more...)
Pence says U.S. will roll out 'toughest' sanctions Pence says U.S. will roll out 'toughest' sanctions
- Февраля 08, 2018

Porter resigned Wednesday after two ex-wives offered on-the-record allegations of domestic abuse. North Korea has been responsible for "a cycle of broken promises, willful deception and escalating provocations", Pence said. Though Pence didn't comment directly on the North's latest request for fuel assistance, he appeared to rule out the possibility of sanction relief, announcing the United States would soon seek to impose the "toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions ... (more...)
Justice Dept. watchdog briefs lawmakers on investigation into FBI's Clinton email probe Justice Dept. watchdog briefs lawmakers on investigation into FBI's Clinton email probe
- Февраля 08, 2018

To make that happen, the Justice Department would have to appoint a special prosecutor, who would examine claims trumpeted by the president that the investigation has been compromised by law enforcement with a vendetta. The Justice Department watchdog briefed a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday on its investigation into the FBI's actions during the 2016 election, including its probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. (more...)

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