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France urges end to deadly airstrikes in Syria France urges end to deadly airstrikes in Syria
- February 10, 2018

In eastern Ghouta, rescue workers spent much of the day searching through the rubble of buildings that had collapsed under the airstrikes. Syrian regime jets have pounded Eastern Ghouta, sending the death toll from a four-day assault on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus soaring past 220. (more...)
Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend
- February 10, 2018

Patches of very light precipitation in the form of freezing drizzle will continue through the day, with some lulls in the precipitation at times. Winds will be out of the north at 10-13 miles per hour. Smith said precipitation will switch from rain to freezing rain in other parts of northern and western Arkansas during the evening hours. Southwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. (more...)
Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say
- February 10, 2018

Since the Korean War ended in a truce in 1953, the two sides have grown culturally and linguistically apart, deepening the political gulf that had initially separated the poor, one-party state in the north from the rich, democratic south. Kim Yo Jong , 30, was elected to the politburo past year, but remains little known outside North Korea and has not appeared much in public until now. (more...)
Russian man duped US spies of USD 100000 Russian man duped US spies of USD 100000
- February 10, 2018

The CIA and NSA were engaged in secret negotiations with a " Russian intermediary" a year ago in a desperate effort to retrieve documents and hacking tools stolen by the mysterious Shadow Brokers collective, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen wrote in an for the Intercept , citing sources familiar with the matter. (more...)
Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool
- February 10, 2018

Patel stressed the need for the likes of the Congress and Trinamul to come together for defeating "forces trying to break" the country. I invited her to come to Gujarat and inspire women. "She has accepted and said she will make the visit soon", Mr Patel said. But I told her I do not have political aspiration now. Together, we will create a better India. (more...)
Another Government Shutdown Starts After Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill Another Government Shutdown Starts After Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill
- February 10, 2018

This Bill is a BIG VICTORY for our Military, but much waste in order to get Dem votes. Trump , in announcing he had signed the legislation, contended it will help the USA military be "stronger than ever before". The House will likely immediately take up the Senate's bill . The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday raises budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offers up almost $90 billion in disaster relief ... (more...)
Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 80 - NGO Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 80 - NGO
- February 10, 2018

More than a hundred pro-regime fighters were killed. The conflict in Syria is many-sided, with complex battle lines between multiple rebel factions, Islamist groups, government-backed troops and USA and Russian forces. President Bashar al-Assad's army, which has seized a clear advantage in the war with Russian and Iranian help, is bombarding two of the last key rebel areas of Syria - Eastern Ghouta near Damascus and Idlib in the northwest near the Turkish border. (more...)
White House staffer resigns after ex-wife accuses violence and emotional abuse
- February 10, 2018

A former Trump campaign adviser was fact-checked with his candidate's own words Friday evening when attempting to downplay remarks President Donald Trump made about his former staff secretary Rob Porter , who resigned Wednesday amid allegations of domestic assault. (more...)
Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it
- February 10, 2018

That will force Democrats' hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to the Capitol as the Senate continues work on ending the government shutdown in Washington , D.C., on January 22, 2018. "The reality", a moderate Democratic aide observed "is that the filibuster is only being done to cater to the left-wing of the party at the expense of the larger caucus, and it's in the interest of one person: Leader Pelosi". (more...)
Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms
- February 10, 2018

The measure would then go to the House, where action was expected later in the morning. Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline to pass the legislation. Rand Paul of Kentucky blocked plans for a quick Senate vote because of his spending concerns. That's what prompted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to deliver a record-setting speech on Wednesday, and if the Senate eventually does pass the budget deal - which could happen after midnight - Pelosi will likely be delivering another ... (more...)
Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post Renuka files privilege motion against Rijiju for 'objectionable' social media post
- February 10, 2018

Labelled anti-woman by some people, Rijiju removed the Facebook post. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani stood up to counter Chowdhury but what she said could not be heard in the din. Rajya Sabha Chairman remarked that such behaviour is unbecoming. Rijiju defended sharing the video saying he did it with the intention to "highlight the composure of the PM Modi". (more...)
Domestic tourists are 'scum of the earth', says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai Domestic tourists are 'scum of the earth', says Goa minister Vijay Sardesai
- February 10, 2018

The unruly behaviour of the North Indian tourists is not possible to control, claimed Sardesai, who heads the Goa Forward Party (GFP) - an ally of the ruling BJP. "How are you going to control these people?" Sardesai's remarks came during the Goa BizFest in Bambolim, attended by top industrial and tourism sector players of the state. (more...)
Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases
- February 10, 2018

The government shut down for the second time this year after Republican Kentucky Sen. On Wednesday, CNN reported that a two-year deal was reached, with both sides giving just enough to come to a compromise. While Democrats are concerned that the package does not offer anything for the so-called Dreamers, some fiscal conservatives on the Republican side are alarmed that the increase in spending will not be offset by budget cuts . (more...)
DE Has $6.19 Million Holdings in Accenture Plc
- February 10, 2018

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) has risen 96.82% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500. Trillium Asset Management LLC maintained its position in Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN ) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. (more...)
Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps Senate leaders upbeat about possible deal to raise budget caps
- February 10, 2018

The bipartisan measure, which passed 71 to 28 in the dead of night, was now headed to the House of Representatives for what is expected to be another pre-dawn Friday vote. The Senate now takes up a revised temporary spending bill that includes the major budget deal struck Wednesday between the Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi Sets Record For Longest Continuous Speech In House History
- February 10, 2018

Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who challenged Pelosi for her leadership position in late 2016. In a letter to fellow Democrats, Pelosi reminded them that she will vote against the government spending bill. "They are a reflection of all the immigrants that have come before". The plan could break a months-long partisan stalemate centered on federal spending, but potential roadblocks and threats like the one Pelosi leveled Wednesday could drag out the disagreements. (more...)
Duterte orders Filipino workers to leave Kuwait in 72 hours Duterte orders Filipino workers to leave Kuwait in 72 hours
- February 10, 2018

There were no immediate comments from USA or Chinese embassy officials. Acknowledging that most Filipinos seek employment overseas because of a lack of job opportunities and low salaries in the Philippines, Coronel called on the government to expand job training through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority so that skill levels were on a par with or even superior to those available elsewhere. (more...)
San Diego Judge Will Decide Border Wall Case San Diego Judge Will Decide Border Wall Case
- February 10, 2018

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was set to hear arguments Friday on the lawsuit. The Trump administration can not sidestep the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, groups like the Sierra Club are arguing. Curiel expressed interest in issuing a ruling before Thursday, when new border construction in Calexico, California, is expected to start. One of the border wall prototypes erected by Caddell Construction Co. (more...)
Surprise US government shutdown a worrying reflection on Washington Surprise US government shutdown a worrying reflection on Washington
- February 10, 2018

The White House budget office says the agreement lays the groundwork for full funding of the military, a top priority for President Donald Trump. "So if we can negotiate a deal like I think we've gotten that essentially meets every other one of our priorities then I think that's where a lot of the Democrats are". (more...)
Mount Airy Owners Win Bid for Mini-Casino Mount Airy Owners Win Bid for Mini-Casino
- February 10, 2018

One provision protects much of northeastern Pennsylvania from the construction of a mini-casino that could compete with Mount Airy Casino for gamblers. Mount Airy's bid comes after critics say state lawmakers gave it two sweetheart provisions in the gambling bill. Residents there weighed in on the news. (more...)
Really? Man Utd blame huge Trump tax cuts for cash slide Really? Man Utd blame huge Trump tax cuts for cash slide
- February 10, 2018

He said the signing generated some striking social media statistics. However, Manchester United FC, one of the biggest and most successful soccer clubs in the world, begs to differ. In a note to investors at the time, Train said he was "delighted" and "relieved" to make the investment, which he expects to be a "very rewarding commitment" of investors' capital. (more...)
Democratic memo release blocked over 'national security' fears
- February 10, 2018

This memo was put together by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Democrats in the House Intelligence Committee in direct response to the four-page memo by staff of Intelligence Chair Rep. The president has recently ratcheted up his criticisms of the FBI's handling of probes into Hillary Clinton's email server and has called the House Intelligence Committee's investigations into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election a witch hunt. (more...)
Abe meets Moon in S.Korea Abe meets Moon in S.Korea
- February 10, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday expressed hope to form "true friendship" with Japan but said Japan must first look squarely at the countries' shared history. The ferry also left the port of Mukho and returned to the North immediately after the North Koreans departed for the South Korean capital. The North Korean delegation also included the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, who was expected to attend a VIP reception before opening ceremony . (more...)
Lovebug Starski Passes Away At 57 Lovebug Starski Passes Away At 57
- February 10, 2018

We all do it now, talk on the mic and DJ same time, but in the hip-hop world, Starski was probably the first to handle it". The world of hip-hop loses yet another pioneer. Last year, Smith told California-based independent music chain Amoeba Music that he indeed "coined the term 'hip-hop, '" adding, "I used to go 'hip, hop, the hip, hip the hopping.' You know it was just a nursery rhyme: nursery rhymes that coincided with the music and that's the God's honest truth". (more...)
Trans Mountain CEO Calls on Feds to Act in Pipeline Dispute Trans Mountain CEO Calls on Feds to Act in Pipeline Dispute
- February 10, 2018

She said the new system will help improve certainty to attract investments and prevent the polarization of sides and legal battles such as those now affecting the Trans Mountain pipeline project at the heart of the Alberta-B.C. Wine Institute, noted in a Canadian Press story in Thursday's Herald, "They're harming actual small farmers, which is ironic coming from a province like Alberta that understands agriculture and farming and all that goes into that". (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for talks in the North
- February 10, 2018

After the opening ceremony, the North Korean delegates moved to Seoul and spent the night at the Walkerhill hotel, a riverside facility named after late U.S. The spokesman said Mr Moon also called for a quick resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea. "No one else in leadership can bring messages directly to Kim Jong Un". (more...)
Oppn alleges voice being muzzled, decides to boycott Rajya Sabha Oppn alleges voice being muzzled, decides to boycott Rajya Sabha
- February 10, 2018

The letter was signed by the Congress, the Trinamool Congress , Left parties and other opposition parties. Notices on issues such as complaint against West Bengal Governor Kesri Nath Tripathi and alleged neglect of Andhra Pradesh were before the Chairman. (more...)
Eaton (ETN) Earns Neutral Rating from Analysts at UBS Group
- February 10, 2018

Churchill Management Corp who had been investing in Eaton Corp Plc Shs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.36 billion market cap company. It worsened, as 42 investors sold EV shares while 87 reduced holdings. Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in EV. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea delegation makes historic arrival in South
- February 10, 2018

China supports the conciliation and cooperation between South Korea and the DPRK, and hopes they will make joint efforts to further ease the situation on the Korean Penunsula, Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Han Zheng said in his meeting with Moon Thursday. (more...)
Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress
- February 10, 2018

Hours earlier, the Senate had voted 71-28 in favor. The drama played out against a backdrop of tumbling global stock markets. The S&P 500 slumped 3.8 percent. A senior administration official had said Trump would sign the bill before noon but was unlikely to do so before 9 a.m., when federal employees would be back at work. (more...)

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