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Omarosa Says a Pence Presidency Would Leave People Begging for Trump Omarosa Says a Pence Presidency Would Leave People Begging for Trump
- February 14, 2018

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman cautioned Monday night that Americans pining for the impeachment of President Donald Trump should reconsider their wishes, because Vice President Mike Pence is "scary". "And I'm like, 'Jesus didn't say that'". Here, Omarosa is referencing Pulliam's bold decision to publicly support her former TV dad, Bill Cosby , during his highly publicized trial for sexual assault. (more...)
U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3bn credit line U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3bn credit line
- February 14, 2018

Erdoğan also questioned the USA struggle against ISIL. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed Washington supports Egypt in its fight against terrorism. "We also discussed the importance of the protection and promotion of human rights and the vital role of civil society in Egypt", Tillerson said of his meeting with Shoukry. (more...)
Chicago officer fatally shot inside government building Chicago officer fatally shot inside government building
- February 14, 2018

Bauer's) death is a tragic reminder of the risky duty the men and women of our police department accept to ensure the safety of us all", Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a prepared statement. Bauer was at the James R. Thompson Center, which houses IL government offices, and saw the suspect. A Chicago Fire Department spokesperson confirmed the officer had been transported to Northwestern in very critical condition. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron to propose reorganization of Islam in France Emmanuel Macron to propose reorganization of Islam in France
- February 14, 2018

Syria has denied using chemical weapons, and insists they disarmed several years ago. The vice-president of the Syria Civil Defence, or "White Helmets", responded on Tuesday, saying France should stop talking about red lines and focus on real action. (more...)
Trump's Budget Proposal Swaps Food Stamps for Ready-to-Eat Meal Kits Trump's Budget Proposal Swaps Food Stamps for Ready-to-Eat Meal Kits
- February 14, 2018

In Montana, the benefits are distributed through the electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, system. The package was described in the budget as consisting of "shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables". (more...)
Woman in life-threatening condition after stabbing in Livermore Woman in life-threatening condition after stabbing in Livermore
- February 14, 2018

Authorities did not specify how many times she'd been stabbed but Kelly said it was "numerous" and characterized the stabbing as "brutal". That information led to the arrest of Daniel Gross , 19, and Melissa Leonardo , 25, police announced Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack
- February 14, 2018

Syrian regime forces launched a coordinated attack that included about 500 regime troops, 122mm howitzers , tanks and multiple launch rocket systems on the US -backed SDF headquarters in Deir al-Zor province approximately five miles east of the Euphrates River. (more...)
Iconic Obama Portraits Unveiled in DC Iconic Obama Portraits Unveiled in DC
- February 14, 2018

They are stunning works unlike any other presidential portrait . Valerie Mercer, curator of African American art at the DIA says she isn't concerned with the facial detail on Sherald's painting because art is about an artist's impression of reality. (more...)
Hawks raid Gupta family's Saxonwold compound Hawks raid Gupta family's Saxonwold compound
- February 14, 2018

According to reports , the " State of Capture " report revealed that the Saxonwold home was where the Gupta brothers summoned several ministers and other high ranking politicians. Narend Singh, IFP MP, said the raids is something that should have taken place a long time ago. Other reports claimed that other members of the family were negotiating to hand themselves over. (more...)
Israeli police recommends charging PM Netanyahu for bribery Israeli police recommends charging PM Netanyahu for bribery
- February 14, 2018

In a detailed statement, police named Arnon Milchan , a Hollywood producer and Israeli citizen, and Australian businessman James Packer, saying that for almost a decade, from 2007 to 2016, they gave gifts, including champagne, cigars and jewellery, worth a total of more than one million shekels (US$283,000), to Netanyahu and his family. (more...)
Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi sentenced to life in prison Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi sentenced to life in prison
- February 14, 2018

Rahimi was found guilty last October of successfully detonating one of two bombs he planted in Chelsea in a Saturday night attack in 2016 that injured 30 people and sent ripples of fear through the city. Rahimi "has been attempting to radicalize fellow inmates in the Metropolitan Correction Center by, among other things, distributing propaganda and publications issued by terrorist organizations", according to a letter from then-Acting US Attorney Joon H. (more...)
2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to just accept DACA renewals 2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to just accept DACA renewals
- February 14, 2018

The judge's decision follows a similar ruling by a federal court in San Francisco last month. The Senate on Monday began debating immigration and the fate of " Dreamers ", immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents. (more...)
North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics
- February 14, 2018

South Koreans are divided on Kim Yo Jong , the sister of the North's leader, and her landmark visit to their country. If the proposed visit of the South Korean President to the north does take place it will be the first summit between Korean leaders since 2007, and only the third inter-Korean summit to ever take place. (more...)
Adam Schiff: Republicans' Hypocrisy on FISA Memos 'Grabs You By the Throat' Adam Schiff: Republicans' Hypocrisy on FISA Memos 'Grabs You By the Throat'
- February 14, 2018

Schiff, who has traded bitter Twitter messages with the president after Trump called him one of "the biggest liars and leakers" in Washington , warned this week that Trump might call for "political edits" meant to erase embarrassing parts of the memo, not information related to national security. (more...)
Should the Democratic memo on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation be released? Should the Democratic memo on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation be released?
- February 12, 2018

Short said on NBC's "Meet the Press". The document is the Democrats' response to a four-page memorandum written by Republican legislator Devin Nunes , which Trump agreed to declassify and release on February 2 - against the advice of his own Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the Department of Justice. (more...)
NKorea praises visit to the South NKorea praises visit to the South
- February 12, 2018

Pence said Moon updated him about the meeting he had with North Korean officials and "both of us reiterated to each other tonight that we will continue to stand strong and work in a coordinated way to bring maximum economic and diplomatic pressure to bear on North Korea". (more...)
The difference between South African president Zuma and deputy Ramaphosa The difference between South African president Zuma and deputy Ramaphosa
- February 12, 2018

South Africa's deputy president consolidated his control of the government on Sunday, promising to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed President Jacob Zuma , who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations. (more...)
Power station blast plunges Puerto Rico into darkness Power station blast plunges Puerto Rico into darkness
- February 12, 2018

Efforts to restore electricity across Puerto Rico almost six months after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria were hampered over the weekend by an explosion at a power station. The power authority said the island lost at least 400 megawatts worth of power generation. Witnesses described a loud explosion at the Monacillos facility which sent out flames and smoke high in the air and knocked out two other substations in an apparent chain reaction. (more...)
Tillerson considers Israel visit amid Iran tensions Tillerson considers Israel visit amid Iran tensions
- February 12, 2018

They also discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Mr Tillerson said the U.S. administration "remains committed to achieving a peace agreement between Israelis and the Palestinians". The Egyptian army has announced that at least 28 suspected militants have died in clashes since the operation began on Friday. While Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had been expected to open their vast checkbooks at a conference in Kuwait on Tuesday to contribute much of the roughly $100 ... (more...)
Pence awkwardly avoids North Korean delegation at Olympics Pence awkwardly avoids North Korean delegation at Olympics
- February 12, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence is facing backlash for his staunch efforts to ignore North Korean officials at the Winter Olympic Games , even as the two Koreas continued their temporary truce, marching and competing as one team. "There are some who would not want to be in the same room together if it wasn't for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics". South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a staunch supporter of dialogue with the North, has done everything to make the Olympic rendezvous peace and ... (more...)
Marvin Bagley: Out Sunday with knee sprain Marvin Bagley: Out Sunday with knee sprain
- February 12, 2018

The highly touted freshman, and possible No. 1 pick in June's National Basketball Association draft, leads the ACC in scoring (21.2 points per game) and rebounding (11.4 per game) this season. John's last week and then fell to the Tar Heels 82-78 on the road. Okogie has scored 20 or more points in four of his past five games. The Blue Devils now rank 36th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.471), while Georgia Tech is 316th in effective field goal percentage (0.475). (more...)
Modi discussed defence with Palestine, says foreign secy, gives no details Modi discussed defence with Palestine, says foreign secy, gives no details
- February 12, 2018

The royalty, too, rose to the occasion, allowing him to make a speech in the royal box at the Sports Complex, which only Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said uses. The "Namo Oman" community event in Bausher expects the presence of at least 25,000 Indian diaspora inside the stadium. "We believe in the importance of a possible Indian role...to reach a final agreement based on worldwide consensus and resolutions, in which India and other countries can be part of", Abbas said. (more...)
Donald Trump: Lives are being 'destroyed' by allegations Donald Trump: Lives are being 'destroyed' by allegations
- February 12, 2018

Sorensen denied the claims and even said it was he who was the victim. Asked why he did not fight to keep his job, Sorensen said in a Facebook message: "I didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction". Kelly learned of the accusations of domestic violence against Porter in the fall, when he inquired into the status of Porter's security clearance. (more...)
Korea's united Olympic squad: symbol of hope or mere political stunt? Korea's united Olympic squad: symbol of hope or mere political stunt?
- February 12, 2018

The United States insisted it would continue its policy of exerting global pressure on North Korea in an effort to get it to abandon its nuclear program. South Korea allowed the North to use a 9,700-ton ferry to transport more than 100 artists to perform at the Olympics, treating it as an exemption to maritime sanctions it imposed on its rival, and is now considering whether to accept the North's request to supply fuel for the ship. (more...)
Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike
- February 12, 2018

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media. Pakistan opposes drone strikes, saying they violate its sovereignty. Pakistani security officials insist that majority of the Taliban leaders and fighters have fled to neighboring Afghanistan after the military carried out major offensive in the tribal regions. (more...)
Two dead, Detroit police officer shot Two dead, Detroit police officer shot
- February 12, 2018

At 10:27 p.m. police got a call of shots fired on the east side at the 1900 block of Lamont Street. A shooter killed two women and wounded two more Sunday night at a Detroit home. Williams offered few details about the man barricaded inside the home other than, citing people who know the armed man, he is "suffering from a mental illness". (more...)
Kim Yo-jong's Guest Book Signature Was Not a 'Warm Message' Kim Yo-jong's Guest Book Signature Was Not a 'Warm Message'
- February 12, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence's trip to South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been called "a missed opportunity" by a senior diplomatic source close to North Korea . Vice president Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview the USA and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea , first with Seoul and then possibly leading to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions. (more...)
HR McMaster meets with Turkish officials amid growing tensions in Syria HR McMaster meets with Turkish officials amid growing tensions in Syria
- February 12, 2018

These relations will either be fixed or they will break down completely, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on February 12 in ıstanbul , days before U.S. The PKK - listed as a terrorist group by the US, EU, and Turkey - has taken some 40,000 lives in Turkey, including 1,200 since July 2015. There was no mention of the ongoing war or words between Ankara, which is engaged in a brutal counterterrorism operation in the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin, and USA and coalition ... (more...)
Three Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named Three Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named
- February 12, 2018

The helicopter was on a tour of the canyon, one of the top USA tourist destinations and more than a mile (1.6 km) deep, when it went down, a dispatcher for the Hualapai Department of Emergency Services told Phoenix television station KNXV. Saturday on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon, which is near the Grand Canyon's West Rim and about 60 miles west of Peach Springs. Police Chief Francis Bradley, of the surrounding Hualapai Indian reservation, earlier told United States media ... (more...)
Rahul Gandhi Demands Apology From RSS, After Mohan Bhagwat Comments Rahul Gandhi Demands Apology From RSS, After Mohan Bhagwat Comments
- February 12, 2018

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the mobilization of a parallel army was a crime tantamount to sedition. "His statement exposes the RSS's hidden agenda to float parallel militias to wreak havoc and crush national unity. A few, however, came to the defence of Bhagwat, saying that he was simply offering the aid of the RSS in addition to the Army. The RSS chief's speech was an "insult" to every Indian, the Congress president said and demanded an apology from the RSS. (more...)

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