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Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown
- Февраля 09, 2018

President Donald Trump signed a spending bill Friday morning to keep the government operating after some brief uncertainty about when he would do so. "I ran for office because I was very critical of president Obama's trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said. President Donald Trump is applauding a budget deal reached by Senate leaders Wednesday. (more...)
Reuters says Myanmar held its journalists for probing execution of Rohingya Muslims Reuters says Myanmar held its journalists for probing execution of Rohingya Muslims
- Февраля 09, 2018

In what global observers including the United Nations have said amounts to ethnic cleansing , the Myanmar military and militias have since driven out hundreds of thousands of the country's Rohingya minority in a campaign of killings, burning and rape. (more...)
Chief of staff Kelly faces criticism amid aide's resignation Chief of staff Kelly faces criticism amid aide's resignation
- Февраля 09, 2018

Close Trump aide Rob Porter stepped down from his post as staff secretary Wednesday, despite his denial of grim accusations of abuse by his two ex-wives - one of them released a photo of herself with a black eye she says he gave her. Now the questions become, what did the White House know, and when did it know it? A president's staff secretary typically would be cleared at a level of security called Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information, allowing the aide to handle extremely ... (more...)
North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South
- Февраля 09, 2018

As North Korea's march toward obtaining nuclear-tipped missiles capable of reaching the U.S. has exceeded the American government's estimates, the Trump administration has worked to rally the global community to embrace tougher economic sanctions and isolation of the North. (more...)
With unexpected show of Korean unity, Winter Olympics begin With unexpected show of Korean unity, Winter Olympics begin
- Февраля 09, 2018

Check out the photo below: That's Kim Yo Jong on the far left, and Pence is just one row in front of her and four seats to the right. Moon, on the other hand, has repeatedly stressed the need to keep the inter-Korean dialogue moving forward, so they may lead to a resumption of worldwide negotiations on ending the North's nuclear ambitions. (more...)
White House says Trump still confident in Kelly White House says Trump still confident in Kelly
- Февраля 09, 2018

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested that John Kelly is handling the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal poorly by trying to "cover it up". Trump was also recently surprised to learn that Porter was dating Hicks, according to the officials. He said very strongly yesterday that he is innocent. (more...)
United Kingdom shares slip amid market volatility United Kingdom shares slip amid market volatility
- Февраля 09, 2018

The broader S&P 500 lost 34 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,647. Both S&P 500 and the Nasdaq followed the suit, both made more than 1 percent gain 10 minutes after the opening lower, and then swung up and down for the rest of the morning. (more...)
Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi
- Февраля 09, 2018

The devices appeared to have been detonated remotely. In the wake of the blasts debris was left scattered across the floor of the mosque, with windows blown out and bloodstains smeared on the wall. Libya's Channel on Twitter also reported of "40 injured being treated at the Al Galla hospital and at Benghazi's medical center". The LNA was battling Islamists, including some linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda, as well as other opponents until late previous year in the Mediterranean port city. (more...)
Messy, wintry Wednesday with snow, ice, and rain Messy, wintry Wednesday with snow, ice, and rain
- Февраля 09, 2018

Airlines were already canceling flights for Friday . A storm in February 2015, logging in at 16.2 inches, was the last time Chicago had more than 10 inches of snow in a single storm. Hundreds of schools and offices have closed Friday because of the storm. The National Weather Service issued winter-weather warnings and advisories across the upper Midwest. (more...)
Northwestern Syria continues to feel toll Northwestern Syria continues to feel toll
- Февраля 09, 2018

The U.S. official said the U.S. launched the airstrikes after as many as 500 attackers began what appeared to be a co-ordinated assault on U.S. -backed forces known as the Syrian Democratic Forces who were accompanied by U.S. They also discussed the humanitarian situation in the Ghouta region. The report said the tensions with Israel are particularly precarious because the "rules of the game" will probably be worked out through attack and response, risking a wider war. (more...)
Lebanon signs offshore drilling deal amid row with Israel Lebanon signs offshore drilling deal amid row with Israel
- Февраля 09, 2018

Total-led global consortium (Total 40%, ENI 40%, Novatek 20%) signed two Exploration and Production Agreements (EPA) with the Republic of Lebanon, covering Blocks 4 and 9, located in the deep waters offshore Lebanon. "Israel will do what it can to block us from taking advantage of our oil wealth, and we will do everything in our power to defend it", he said. Lebanon's top security body on Wednesday instructed the country's military to confront Israel if it goes ahead with plans to build a ... (more...)
Dem Rep. Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election In Minnesota Swing District Dem Rep. Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election In Minnesota Swing District
- Февраля 09, 2018

That was an incredible 22-point swing for the GOP over the 2012 election results, when Barack Obama won the district by six points. "The challenges and consequences of the issues facing our nation in Washington are too important for me to walk away from at this time", Nolan said then. (more...)
More civilians die as air raids intensify in Eastern Ghouta More civilians die as air raids intensify in Eastern Ghouta
- Февраля 09, 2018

It has been rare for regime and US forces to directly target each other, as NPR's Tom Bowman reported Wednesday . "The government of the Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its warning to Israel on the serious repercussions of its attacks on Syria, its continued support for armed terrorist organizations, and its continued occupation of the Arab territories, including the Occupied Syrian Golan, and it holds Israel fully responsible for that", the letter said, according to SANA . (more...)
With early morning votes, Congress ends overnight government shutdown With early morning votes, Congress ends overnight government shutdown
- Февраля 09, 2018

Numerous more conservative House Republicans have said they will oppose the budget deal due to deficit concerns. He also said that the deal has the support of the White House, although he did not provide any specifics in that regard, Efe reported. (more...)
South Korea welcomes visit by North Korean leader's sister for Winter Olympics South Korea welcomes visit by North Korean leader's sister for Winter Olympics
- Февраля 09, 2018

The ship also carried around 350 North Korean cheerleaders to South Korea during the Asian Games in Busan in September 2002. Later in the week, Pence will meet with North Korean defectors to highlight the country's human rights abuses. She would act as an advance-team leader, inspecting sites before official visits and taking on administrative duties. "He's not going to South Korea to negotiate". (more...)
Japanese, S. Korean leaders discuss future ties, efforts over Pyongyang Japanese, S. Korean leaders discuss future ties, efforts over Pyongyang
- Февраля 09, 2018

It is rare for Japan's prime minister to communicate with a high-ranking official from North Korea's Workers' Party. "Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested any meeting", Pence told reporters. (more...)
Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain
- Февраля 09, 2018

Temperatures will remain well above freezing through the period so it will be only rain, but plenty of it. Rain is mentioned again for later next week, and temperatures remaining above freezing. An approaching disturbance from the west combined with an arctic cold frontal passage will bring a possibility for freezing drizzle and freezing rain late Saturday night and Sunday morning. (more...)
K&C: Herald story on Tom Brady holdout product of hoax K&C: Herald story on Tom Brady holdout product of hoax
- Февраля 09, 2018

A Patriots fan named " Nick in Boston " called into WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan Show" on Friday morning to explain how he pulled off the prank. The Boston Herald says it's investigating reports that a story about Tom Brady's alleged salary demands is inaccurate and that a Boston Herald reporter was duped via text message by someone claiming to be Brady's agent. (more...)
United States govt shuts down second time as budget bill stalls United States govt shuts down second time as budget bill stalls
- Февраля 09, 2018

Hours before the House vote, the Senate cleared the legislation on a vote of 71 to 28, with wide bipartisan support. The 2-year $300 billion budget deal that was negotiated on Wednesday would have increased funding for the military as well as civilian programmes but was delayed by Senator Paul Rand, the Junior Republican Senator from Kentucky, till after the deadline imposed at the end of the last shutdown in January. (more...)
AppDirect Invests in Canada As Part of Its Global Growth Strategy AppDirect Invests in Canada As Part of Its Global Growth Strategy
- Февраля 09, 2018

Trudeau is heavily courting USA technology companies to open offices in Canada as a way to prevent home-grown tech workers from leaving the country for work in the U.S. "And we're also here defensively to ensure that we're here at the table when the decisions about the next economy are made", Sarkar said. "We know that bringing in great talent from around the world is an enormous benefit, not just to the companies that want to do that, but to Canadian jobs and to our country as a whole, so ... (more...)
European Union wants to restrict single market access to UK European Union wants to restrict single market access to UK
- Февраля 09, 2018

Mr Coveney said there was no uncertainty over what had been agreed on the border. Two senior European Union officials said British negotiators are obviously showing the attitudes of other governments to expanding the current 21-month transition, although others believe British Prime Minister Teresa May is still striving for a free trade agreement in January 2021. (more...)
Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex
- Февраля 09, 2018

Three men resigned and four were sacked for gross misconduct after an inquiry into sexual exploitation, bullying and downloading porn, according to The Times . Prostitution is illegal in Haiti and the age of consent is 18. "The investigation and its outcome were publicly announced and we kept Oxfam Trustees, the Charity Commission and the DFID informed". (more...)
Trump backs bipartisan finances settlement, calls on Congress to 'help our troops' Trump backs bipartisan finances settlement, calls on Congress to 'help our troops'
- Февраля 09, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive $400 billion budget agreement early Friday meant to end a partial federal government shutdown. That will give lawmakers enough time to translate the deal's overall funding levels into the detailed spending bill that will fund the government through September. (more...)
Lonzo Ball uncertain when he'll return from MCL sprain Lonzo Ball uncertain when he'll return from MCL sprain
- Февраля 09, 2018

Ball has missed eleven games for the Lakers and his injury could cost him an appearance at the Rising Star's Challenge during All-Star weekend on February 16. It's still unknown if the couple is having a boy or girl. Ball will miss his 12th straight game this Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to sustaining a sprained left medial collateral ligament (MCL). (more...)
Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise
- Февраля 09, 2018

But Democrats also had their divisions and wrangling, largely with liberal upset the measure were not tied to any plans to assist the "Dreamer" immigrants. Many Democrats are outraged that the spending deal would give away leverage on immigration issues, as it's not clear if a DACA solution would advance without firmer commitments from GOP leaders. (more...)
Korea fetes military on eve of Olympics next door Korea fetes military on eve of Olympics next door
- Февраля 09, 2018

Two-time defending USA champion Nathan Chen landed the Olympics' first-ever quad flip, but later fell during a triple axel attempt and had other issues during his short program at the PyeongChang Games. vice-president Mike Pence in what could be a tense atmosphere. Kim Jong-il died in 2011 and power was passed to his third son, Kim Jong-un. Ms. Kim is believed to be a first vice director of the ruling Workers' Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department, which is responsible for ... (more...)
US Senate reaches budget deal to avert shutdown US Senate reaches budget deal to avert shutdown
- Февраля 09, 2018

The Senate must first vote on the plan by Thursday afternoon or evening; the House would then vote on it before a midnight deadline for a government shutdown . The Senate deal only funds the government for six more weeks. The plan to keep the government operating and to increase spending over the next two years faced resistance from the right wing of the Republican Party, which favors less spending on government. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea
- Февраля 09, 2018

Pence, who was to lead the US delegation to the opening ceremonies Friday evening, has pressed the South Korean president to take a more cautious approach toward his nuclear-armed neighbor to the north. The pair will have lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday, Moon's office said. Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon said, "These Games will send a message of harmony and peace". (more...)
Afzal Guru anniversary: Restrictions in Kashmir to prevent protests Afzal Guru anniversary: Restrictions in Kashmir to prevent protests
- Февраля 09, 2018

Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, both, were hanged to death for carrying out terrorist attacks on February 9, 2013 and February 11, 1984, respectively. Afzal was buried inside the jail premises. In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), today, organized a function at Doabgah in Sopore, the ancestral home of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru to express solidarity with the family and to remember Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt on their martyrdom anniversaries. (more...)
Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer Calif. Democrat and #MeToo leader accused of groping male staffer
- Февраля 09, 2018

Fierro told Politico that Garcia cornered him alone after the annual Assembly softball game in Sacramento as he was cleaning up the dugout. Two Democratic assemblymen, Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh, resigned last fall as women came forward publicly to accuse them of groping and making unwanted sexual advances. (more...)

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