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House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The dollar rose on the deal, as did yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. Trump has called for stricter limits on extended family migration, an end to the visa "lottery" system and a wall along the Mexican border, which the minority party has opposed. (more...)
US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown US Congress passes sweeping budget bill to end brief shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The budget bill "also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported. The situation was trickier in the House after liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives both swung into opposition. He added: "Make no mistake, I will always stand up for fiscal responsibility, regardless of which party is in power, and I will continue to call the Republican Party ... (more...)
United Nations says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre 'alarming,' need for investigation United Nations says Reuters report on Myanmar massacre 'alarming,' need for investigation
- February 10, 2018

Johnson toured a camp that has taken in some of the estimated 650,000 Rohingya who fled from violent attacks previous year. Their plight has sparked global alarm over withering press freedoms in Myanmar and government efforts to curb reporting in northern Rakhine state-where troops are accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. (more...)
Worldwide intrigue: SNHU professor-student spat over Australia goes viral Worldwide intrigue: SNHU professor-student spat over Australia goes viral
- February 10, 2018

Ashley Arnold , who studies sociology at Southern New Hampshire University ( SNHU ), had to complete a project in which she compared social norm in the USA and another nation. Then as I continued to read I realised she (the professor) was for real. However, the professor reportedly warned her to "make sure the date, the facts, and the information you provide in your report is about Australia the country and not Australia the continent". (more...)
Get a sneak peek of North Korean cheerleaders performing
- February 10, 2018

AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other US officials have warned against. (more...)
US VP Avoids North Koreans, Stresses 'Maximum Pressure' Ahead of Olympics US VP Avoids North Koreans, Stresses 'Maximum Pressure' Ahead of Olympics
- February 10, 2018

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programmes previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. He will also hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister of Finance Taro Aso and will address USA troops at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo before flying to South Korea on Thursday. (more...)
Devin Nunes' Intelligence Committee wall is a monument to his craven partisanship Devin Nunes' Intelligence Committee wall is a monument to his craven partisanship
- February 10, 2018

SHAPIRO: White House counsel Don McGahn says the president is inclined to declassify this memo but unable to do so. The White House also released a letter sent to McGahn by Wray and to Rod Rosenstein, the second-ranking Justice Department official, expressing concerns about the memo's release 'in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similar sensitive information'. (more...)
I will always cherish Ranveer and Shahid's contribution: Deepika Padukone I will always cherish Ranveer and Shahid's contribution: Deepika Padukone
- February 10, 2018

In Delhi/Uttar Pradesh and East Punjab alone, the film which has Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor playing the lead roles, has grossed Rs 75 crore nett, boxofficeindia.com reported. It has broken several records at the worldwide box offices. If we leave SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Bahubali franchise (as it is primarily a Telugu film) Padmaavat is at eighth place in all-time highest grossing film at the domestic box office. (more...)
2 police officer shot dead in line of duty in Columbus suburb 2 police officer shot dead in line of duty in Columbus suburb
- February 10, 2018

A suspect is in custody and has been transported to a local hospital, according to police. The City of Westerville has confirmed the second officer shot during a gun battle Saturday has died. Two police officers wer killed in a shooting in Westerville, Ohio on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018. The city of Westerville said on Twitter that it is "deeply saddened". (more...)
Bundesliga Recap: Dortmund upends Hamburg in Reus return Bundesliga Recap: Dortmund upends Hamburg in Reus return
- February 10, 2018

The second-half started as the first ended. Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 on Saturday for its 500th Bundesliga win at home. Reus started Dortmund's game against Hamburg at the Westfalenstadion and was handed the captain's armband. Terodde broke through again with 16 minutes remaining - but the result does nothing for Cologne's survival prospects. (more...)
Riyad Mahrez takes part in training ahead of Manchester City game
- February 10, 2018

He loves football, he loves his relationship with his team-mates, he enjoys his football. "We offered our services last week to the club to try to help resolve it and I was told that they were hoping with the passage of time that it could be resolved, but I've not heard anything back from them since", he said. (more...)
South Korean President hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister South Korean President hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
- February 10, 2018

Kim Yo-jong was earlier considered part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, but Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said she was here as a special envoy of the North Korean leader. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam to a luncheon at Seoul's presidential palace on Saturday in what would be the most significant diplomatic event between the rivals in years. (more...)
Trump signs bill ending US government shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Civilian spending is bumped to $591 billion for 2018 and $605 billion for 2019. But the bill has hit some unexpected snags as Congress races toward the deadline. he didn't understand why his colleague was holding up the vote when it would not change the outcome. He said the budget deal was a "genuine breakthrough" after months of legislative logjams. (more...)
North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North: president's office North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North: president's office
- February 10, 2018

It is also a validating accomplishment for President Moon, who has been advocating for increased dialogue and engagement with North Korea to reduce the potential for conflict in the region, since he was elected in May of 2017. "As these people and their lives testify, it (the North) is a regime that imprisons, and tortures, and impoverishes its citizens". They stressed the North Koreans in the VIP box had watched Pence, Moon and Abe hold a running discussion in the front row for the more than ... (more...)
UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president
- February 10, 2018

Song Senung Hwan, executive creative director for the opening ceremony , said he had been able to make this most of his budget which was KRW60 billion (€45million). Pence stayed long enough to shake hands with the other leaders present, but pointedly did not acknowledge Kim (Abe, on the other hand, reportedly shook hands with the North Korean official and brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs in a brief chat). (more...)
Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations
- February 10, 2018

Mr Trump said: "We certainly wish him well, and it's a tough time for him". But he was supportive of his former staff secretary. On campus, he was known as the quintessential golden boy, the clean-cut son of a Harvard professor who would follow in his father's footsteps by earning a Rhodes scholarship and working in the White House. (more...)
South Korea's president holds lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister South Korea's president holds lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
- February 10, 2018

President Moon did not immediately accept the offer of talks. That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind. The United States fought with South Korea and maintains tens of thousands of troops and an "ironclad" agreement to protect its ally. There have been mounting tensions between the two halves of the peninsula, particularly since Pyongyang past year began testing rockets capable of reaching the U.S. (more...)
US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Democrats say they want to keep defence and non-defence spending linked together for the full year in an effort to ensure equal increases. "I was elected to combat Obama era deficits". Democrats have long pursued a strategy to link the federal funding debate to a solution for hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. (more...)
James' triple-double, Korver's 30 points lead Cavs past Hawks James' triple-double, Korver's 30 points lead Cavs past Hawks
- February 10, 2018

Despite James putting up MVP-like numbers on most nights, Cleveland didn't have the athleticism or the defense to keep pace with the league's best teams. James had been increasingly upset about the Cavs' roster inadequacies in his quest to bring a second championship to Cleveland and the chances seemed greater in recent days that James would opt out of his contract in July and sign elsewhere. (more...)
Congress Passes Budget Deal, Gov't Re-Opens With Trump Signature
- February 10, 2018

Paul only delayed the inevitable, with the Senate voting early Friday to approve the bill and the House concurring soon after. While the newly-minted bipartisan spending agreement extends government funding until March 23 , the absence of an immigration bill on the president's desk could prompt a Democratic revolt and lead to another shutdown next month. (more...)
Rand Paul holding up vote to keep government open
- February 10, 2018

The GOP-controlled chamber needed help from House Democrats to clear the bill, and 73 Democratic members gave it. Sixty-seven House Republicans voted against the plan. The deal contains far more money demanded by Democrats than had seemed possible only weeks ago, including US$90 billion in disaster aid for Florida and Texas. (more...)
With military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at US
- February 10, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to meet with the North's delegation Saturday. However, there are tensions between US scepticism and the optimism of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who wants to use the Games to improve relations with the North and open the door to eventual talks on its weapons programmes. (more...)
More than 220 civilians killed as Syria continues air strikes More than 220 civilians killed as Syria continues air strikes
- February 10, 2018

A United States military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving IS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight. The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists in Syria, said the Khusham area, near one of the province's largest oil fields, saw intense clashes with heavy weaponry late Wednesday between pro-Assad forces and the SDF. (more...)
11-year-old stab victim described as 'shining star' 11-year-old stab victim described as 'shining star'
- February 10, 2018

It is understood the young girl died after she suffered a number of injuries including a stab wound during the altercation which occurred at approximately 1am at her home on the Kent Road. Fighting back tears, grief-stricken Simeon Forrester, said: "This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable". The woman was wearing a dressing gown and said the little girl had been attacked, ' added the neighbour, who asked not be named. (more...)
Indian Railways Cracks the Whip, Set to Sack 13000 Absentee Employees! Indian Railways Cracks the Whip, Set to Sack 13000 Absentee Employees!
- February 10, 2018

Over 13 lakh employees work for the railways across 68 divisions and 17 zones. In a press release , the Ministry of Railways said that it has "launched the exercise to improve the performance of the organisation and to boost the morale of honest and diligent employees" under the directions of the union minister Piyush Goyal. (more...)
Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Memo On Russia Probe Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Memo On Russia Probe
- February 10, 2018

Shah said. Last week, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the so-called " Nunes memo ". It didn't matter that the Republican-written memo didn't prove that. The White House has denied it is considering terminating Rosenstein. The White House message caps off a week in which Republicans and Democrats on the committee have publicly fought, with the panel now erecting a wall to separate feuding Republican and Democratic staffers who had long sat side by side. (more...)
Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate
- February 10, 2018

Rand Paul prevented the deal from passing Thursday. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its chances just a day before the latest government shutdown deadline. Republicans are. And the most famous/infamous politician in the country is the Republican now residing in the White House . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in order to end the government shutdown a few weeks ago, promised Senate Democrats an immigration ... (more...)
Paul Ryan praises Pelosi for 'spectacular' Eight-hour speech Paul Ryan praises Pelosi for 'spectacular' Eight-hour speech
- February 10, 2018

While the move is used in the Senate to block or delay legislation, there isn't a House equivalent. It was instead an unusual use of her prerogative, as a leader, to speak for longer than most members are allowed. But to get to 218 Republicans, he had to play ball with the Freedom Caucus members, who were able to secure a handful of promises in exchange for votes. (more...)
Winter storm pounding Midwest blamed for at least 2 deaths Winter storm pounding Midwest blamed for at least 2 deaths
- February 10, 2018

The snowfall caused dozens of crashes on icy Chicago expressways as residents of the third-biggest US city struggled to get to work and to dig out from a storm system stretching from western Montana to southern MI. "I saw the plows come by, so I figured I'd get a jump on it so I wouldn't have to shovel it when it's 4 feet high". The Chicago area absorbed six inches of snow with another four inches in Milwaukee and up to two inches in Detroit, the broadcaster said. (more...)
Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta: Observatory Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta: Observatory
- February 10, 2018

A Western intelligence agency told the BBC previous year that three branches of the SSRC, including the one at Jamraya, were being used to produce chemical munitions in violation of a deal that saw Mr Assad agree to destroy his chemical arsenal after a deadly Sarin attack in Damascus in 2013. (more...)

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