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Germany proposes free public transport to curb pollution, avoid big fines Germany proposes free public transport to curb pollution, avoid big fines
- February 14, 2018

Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks wrote a letter to EU Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella outlining the plan. "They said they would test these measures out in 5 cities - Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Reutlingen, and Mannheim - before rolling out the most successful measures to all other cities affected". (more...)
Suspect wounded, vehicle stopped after shooting at US NSA gate in Maryland Suspect wounded, vehicle stopped after shooting at US NSA gate in Maryland
- February 14, 2018

A suspect is being held in custody, The Associated Press reported. "The situation is under control and there's no ongoing security or safety threat", an NSA statement said . "We will continue to provide updates as they become available", the statement added. The FBI tweeted it "is aware of the incident at Fort Meade" and is sending personnel to the scene. (more...)
South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid
- February 14, 2018

South Africa's "Teflon President" Jacob Zuma has brushed off an extraordinary number of corruption allegations and scandals in his eight years in office. In 2008, Zuma's supporters pushed out then-president Thabo Mbeki via a similar "recall" manoeuvre over allegations of abuse of power. Besides being asked to resign by the ANC, the raid too has added pressure on Zuma. (more...)
Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program
- February 14, 2018

A group of GOP senators introduced the president's proposed framework as an amendment on Monday. A deal to address the fate of roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as minors is now on thin ice after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sided with President Donald Trump's hardline immigration proposals. (more...)
Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader
- February 14, 2018

The party leadership reversed course Tuesday and said they were nominating Nahles to run for election as chairwoman at a special party congress on April 22. The chairman of the Association of Social Democratic Lawyers in the SPD , Harald Baumann-Hasske, also brought up the legality of appointing a new chair, per the party's charter. (more...)
The Buzz | Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal The Buzz | Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal
- February 14, 2018

The commission is also looking into claims that Roland van Hauwermeiren - the charity worker at the centre of the sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti - was employed by Oxfam , two years after he left another aid agency because of concerns about his behaviour. (more...)
Ukraine's Klimkin visits Kuwait for talks with anti-ISIS coalition Ukraine's Klimkin visits Kuwait for talks with anti-ISIS coalition
- February 14, 2018

Other global players participating in the conference have also pledged their support, with the European Union promising €400 million ($494 million) in investment and the U.S. Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss efforts to rebuild Iraq's economy and infrastructure as it emerges from a devastating conflict with Islamic State militants who seized nearly a third of the country. (more...)
Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash Man dies in Heathrow Airport airfield crash
- February 14, 2018

Two airport vehicles collided on the airfield at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring another. "Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends affected by this accident". He has since died. "Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit have been informed and are in attendance". Police and the ambulance service said they were called just after 6 a.m.to a crash on the taxiway. (more...)
Top US Intel Officials: Russia Bent on Influencing US Midterm Elections Top US Intel Officials: Russia Bent on Influencing US Midterm Elections
- February 14, 2018

In same line, Coats warned: "We hope that Russian Federation will continue to use propaganda, false people, simpatéticos spokesmen and or means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in U.S.". She stated that she did not believe they had interfered with the election results, but she said that they had gained access. Trump has been skeptical about the intelligence assessment that Russian Federation meddled ever since he was first briefed on the issue during the ... (more...)
Shirtless flag bearer's family safe after cyclone devastates Tonga Shirtless flag bearer's family safe after cyclone devastates Tonga
- February 14, 2018

The powerful Category 4 storm battered the South Pacific island nation with 145 miles per hour winds and heavy rain. The full extent of damage is still being assessed . Of course landfall in New Zealand is still not 100% locked in - we'll have more confidence by the end of this week but it's looking more likely with each day. (more...)
White House's security process 'broken' White House's security process 'broken'
- February 14, 2018

The FBI says, however, that when an interim clearance is granted, "the background investigation must be expedited, and, if unfavourable information is developed at any time , the interim security clearance may be withdrawn". What Trump said: Trump hasn't taken a strong public stand on whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, despite the intelligence community's firm assessment that it did. (more...)
This is why a woman in China climbed inside X-ray machine This is why a woman in China climbed inside X-ray machine
- February 14, 2018

Footage shows the woman emerging from the X-ray machine, hunched over on the conveyor belt before someone helps her off. When security staff warned that she'd have to put the bag through security, she circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner. (more...)
Pics of Porn Star Stormy Who Had an 'Affair' With Donald Trump Pics of Porn Star Stormy Who Had an 'Affair' With Donald Trump
- February 14, 2018

Lawyer Michael Cohen did not specify the reasons for his transaction to Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford , in a statement issued Tuesday in the New York Times . The house of cards is starting to fall for Donald Trump! The deal was reportedly made in 2016, a month before the U.S. presidential election. Clifford, who appeared on " Jimmy Kimmel Live " on January 30 did not confirm nor deny the affair. (more...)
Trump budget includes steep cuts, rising deficits Trump budget includes steep cuts, rising deficits
- February 14, 2018

It will now be up to Congress to debate the infrastructure proposal . President Donald Trump said Monday that he will propose a tax on imports this week, reviving an idea he floated earlier in his administration that risks raising tensions with key USA trade partners. (more...)
Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates Trump Should Treat Women 'With More Respect', Say Bill and Melinda Gates
- February 14, 2018

They expanded on some of those themes and fielded questions about other topics in the recent interview. Melinda also adds that they work with thousands of partners who keep them "connected to the people we're trying to help". Melinda Gates said they must work with the administration to garner as much as support as they can for policies that will benefit the most impoverished people in the world. (more...)
Damascus warns Israel of 'more surprises' in Syria Damascus warns Israel of 'more surprises' in Syria
- February 14, 2018

Israel says Saturday's incident began when an Iranian drone entered its airspace. According to Reuters of February 10, quoting a former commander of Israel's air force, this was the first time an Israeli F-16 had been shot down since the 1980s. (more...)
Israeli military trial opens for Palestinian girl hero Israeli military trial opens for Palestinian girl hero
- February 14, 2018

Her father, Bassem Tamimi, shouted: "Stay strong!" Closed-door proceedings were held for a couple hours before adjourning. Tamimi's father, Bassem, told The Associated Press as he headed into the court on Tuesday that he comes "with no good expectations, because this a military court, and it's part of the Israeli military occupation". (more...)
Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show
- February 14, 2018

Assange's legal hurdles began in 2011, when Sweden requested that he be extradited there to face accusations that he had sexually assaulted two women. The judge added that she does "not accept that Sweden would have rendered Mr. Assange to the United States" and risk touching off a diplomatic crisis involving Britain, Sweden and the United States. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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