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Clapper, Schiff Try to Keep the Fading Russia Collusion Narrative Alive Clapper, Schiff Try to Keep the Fading Russia Collusion Narrative Alive
- February 20, 2018

Mueller's charge, after all, was to investigate Russian meddling, possible connections between members of Trump's camp and those efforts, and related matters. Defenders of Trump often point to a decision by the administration to allow Ukraine to buy small arms and light weapons from U.S. manufacturers to counter the narrative that the President is overly sympathetic to Russian Federation. (more...)
Iran's FM calls to settle down rivalry with Saudi Arabia Iran's FM calls to settle down rivalry with Saudi Arabia
- February 20, 2018

Instead, it allows Shiite paramilitary and pro-Iranian forces to act independently in the country, leading to wider Iranian influence, which is not only bad for Syria and the Middle East as a whole but also for Russia's relationship with Israel. (more...)
Kremlin breaks silence over United States polls meddling charges
- February 20, 2018

In addition to the special counsel, three congressional panels are investigating Moscow's alleged meddling and whether associates of Trump colluded with Russian Federation. "These Russians engaged in a sinister and systematic attack on our political system". The indictment described a conspiracy to disrupt the United States election by people who adopted false online personas to push divisive messages, travelled to the U.S. (more...)
Iran Is Supplying the Houthis With Ballistic Missiles Iran Is Supplying the Houthis With Ballistic Missiles
- February 20, 2018

The draft resolution, backed by the United States and France, specifies that "these violations ... require a further response from the council; and further decides to take additional measures to address these violations". "Its missiles and advanced weapons are turning up in war zones all across the Middle East", the USA ambassador to the United Nations , Nikki Haley, wrote in an essay published in the New York Times on Saturday. (more...)
PNB Banking Scam: CBI quizzes Nirav Modi's chief financial officer Vipul Ambani PNB Banking Scam: CBI quizzes Nirav Modi's chief financial officer Vipul Ambani
- February 19, 2018

Tamboli, as PNB employee Shetty shifted nervously and blinked frequently. The action came two days after the Special CBI Court here remanded to police custody till March 3, three accused in the PNB fraud, including two former staffers. State-owned UCO Bank has an exposure to US$411.82 million to the fraudulent transactions that took place at the Punjab National Bank . Axis Bank, a private sector lender, has said it has sold all its exposure related to the fraud. (more...)
India's northeastern state Tripura goes to polls India's northeastern state Tripura goes to polls
- February 19, 2018

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI (M) and the BJP . Modi said the CPI-M during its 25-years rule "destroyed both democracy and the future of Tripura". The BJP is fighting 11 of the 20 tribal seats, leaving the rest to the IPFT , and the saffron party believes this would be the end of the CPM's game. (more...)
D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting c
- February 19, 2018

BOOKER: Bennight lives in Mississippi . Bennight was visited by authorities and questioned about whether he knew who posted the comment. Bennight told investigators he didn't have any additional information. The FBI statement does not ID the tipster. That weapon was legally obtained said the family's lawyer Jim Lewis. He says they didn't see any alarming signs. (more...)
Trump heads to Florida to meet school shooting victims Trump heads to Florida to meet school shooting victims
- February 19, 2018

Trump followed up with a second tweet that appeared to address criticisms that the president's claims of vindication from the Mueller indictments are unfounded. "I wish I could take those bullets for you". The Pride Center in Wilton Manors, which is located roughly 20 miles southeast of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Wednesday said in a Facebook post that "at least 17 families and countless loved ones face unspeakable tragedy tonight in Broward County". (more...)
Florida Kids Will March On Washington To Shame Adult Politicians Florida Kids Will March On Washington To Shame Adult Politicians
- February 19, 2018

Chad Bennett, a friend of Rocxanne Deschamps, the woman who took the brothers in, told The Palm Beach Post that the boy was removed from the home. Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. "We know that they are claiming that there are mental health issues, and I am not a psychologist, but we need to pay attention to the fact that this is not just a mental health issue". (more...)
Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating
- February 19, 2018

The exam starts on February 21 and will conclude on February 28. It is a usual practice in other examinations held in the state. About 17.70 lakh students will be writing the examinations at 1,426 centres. Though there is no immediate provocation for the board to take the step, the state board said it wanted to take all possible measures to avoid cheating. (more...)
Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party
- February 19, 2018

Now both the seats would have triangular contest as SP and Congress have given candidature in both the seats. By-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur was necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya resigned to become UP's chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively. (more...)
Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in SA, warns of tough decisions Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in SA, warns of tough decisions
- February 19, 2018

Delivering the key speech at the National Assembly in Cape Town , Ramaphosa invoked the memory of Nobel Peace Prize victor and former President Nelson Mandela while highlighting the deep divisions that still exist within the community, particularly along racial and gender lines. (more...)
Theresa May to woo parents with pledge to tackle university fees Theresa May to woo parents with pledge to tackle university fees
- February 19, 2018

The Government's long-awaited review of university funding, which is been seen as a response to Labour's popular policy of scrapping fees in England, is expected to be announced this week. Calculations by the London Economics consultancy firm found that cutting fees down to £6,000 would take more than £3bn a year away from universities, and mainly benefit higher earning graduates, who would pay less back in student loans. (more...)
Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day
- February 19, 2018

However, Washington's Birthday remains the legal name for the holiday. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act, as the name suggests, moved many federal holiday observations to a Monday, including Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day , Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day . (more...)
Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry
- February 19, 2018

The report also details a deal made between Oxfam and its director of operations in Haiti , Roland Van Hauwermeiren, after he "admitted using prostitutes", according to the report. "I had up to three times intimate contact in my house". In a statement to the German-language newspaper, the foreign affairs ministry said that its collaboration with Oxfam was "long-standing and positive", which would make "a thorough investigation" into the sexual abuse allegation even more vital. (more...)
Arrow 3 missile scores space test success Arrow 3 missile scores space test success
- February 19, 2018

Partly financed by the United States, the Arrow system was developed and produced by Israeli Aerospace Industries in partnership with Boeing. The Arrow-3 system, which can intercept ballistic missile while they are still in the atmosphere, was developed by the US and Israel. (more...)
Central AL Forecast- Isolated Showers Sunday, Warm Start to Week
- February 19, 2018

If we see minimal cloud cover, some areas will approach 80°. The chances of flooding across the area will be rising, especially as the remaining snow melts. After the snow ends in the early morning hours, skies clear with a lot of sunshine for most of Sunday . Highs on Tuesday will be near 70, close to a record high . (more...)
We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know
- February 19, 2018

In the interview, James Snead said he thought he was the only one with a key to Cruz's gun cabinet, but now knows the teen must have kept a key for himself, the Associated Press said. They say they didn't notice anything different about the 19-year-old's behaviour ahead of the Valentine's Day massacre. The FBI admitted receiving a detailed warning last month about Cruz's gun ownership, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential for him carrying out a ... (more...)
Christensen photo reported to Qld police Christensen photo reported to Qld police
- February 19, 2018

Greens Party leader Richard Di Natale reported the post to Australian police on Sunday and asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to force Christensen to take it down, noting the timing of the post just days after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in USA history. (more...)
On Trudeau's Day Plan, Sabarmati Visit, Date With IIM Students: 10 Points On Trudeau's Day Plan, Sabarmati Visit, Date With IIM Students: 10 Points
- February 19, 2018

He had visited Taj Mahal in Agra on the second day of his India visit on Sunday. Trudeau and his family took time to take a picture infront of the Mughal creation. Trudeau's visit is ostensibly aimed at improving ties between the two nations, with a particular emphasis on trade, given that they exchange $8 billion of goods a year. (more...)
Regime to help Kurds repel Turkey in Afrin Regime to help Kurds repel Turkey in Afrin
- February 19, 2018

According to the Observatory, the regime began dispatching military reinforcements to Eastern Ghouta on February 5., the same day it launched a fierce five-day bombing campaign on the region. Even if a deal came into force it would still rest on shaky foundations, Jia Kurd admitted. Turkey launched the cross-border military operation in Afrin in a bid to oust the YPG, regarded by Ankara as a terror group affiliated with the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has been fighting for ... (more...)
South Korean President Moon Doesn't Want To Rush Talks With The North South Korean President Moon Doesn't Want To Rush Talks With The North
- February 19, 2018

Ri's statements follow a handful of moves from the Trump administration that appeared to signal that they were on the verge of striking North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is clearly feeling pleased with himself, too. North Korea agreed to compete in Pyeongchang after the South and the International Olympic Committee encouraged the heavily sanctioned state to participate as a peace gesture. (more...)
United States and China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing United States and China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing
- February 19, 2018

After being notified of the situation, Kelly reportedly rushed to the adjoining room, ordering USA officials to continue walking, telling them, "We're moving in", according to Axios . Axios reported that at no point the Chinese got possession of the codes. The process for launching a nuclear strike is secret and complex. If the president were to order a strike, he would identify himself to military officials at the Pentagon with codes unique to him. (more...)
Florida-based GOP donor: Want cash? Support assault weapons ban Florida-based GOP donor: Want cash? Support assault weapons ban
- February 19, 2018

Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush . The New York Times first reported about the email on Saturday. Hoffman warned Scott , a possible U.S. Senate candidate in Florida later this year, could stop seeing campaign donations, the Times reported. (more...)
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar reportedly diagnosed with 4th stage of pancreatic cancer Goa CM Manohar Parrikar reportedly diagnosed with 4th stage of pancreatic cancer
- February 19, 2018

Expert doctors are taking good care of him. A report from Panaji quoting Speaker Pramod Sawant said a business advisory committee meeting has been convened to decide whether the budget session should be curtailed to three days. It is not yet clear as to when the Goa chief minister will be discharged from the hospital. Parrikar was rushed to the Mumbai hospital on Thursday and was said to be suffering from food poisoning. (more...)
Cyclone Gita to drench large chunk of the country Cyclone Gita to drench large chunk of the country
- February 19, 2018

The risk of heavy rain is considered to be moderate farther north over the North Island, from Taranaki and the central plateau southeastwards. The threat of ex-tropical Cyclone Gita looming over the lower North Island and parts of the South Island has spurred authorities to put residents and customers on notice, and comes after a record number of extreme event claims were settled a year ago. (more...)
Husband of slain MP Jo steps down Husband of slain MP Jo steps down
- February 19, 2018

A month later, a senior female US Government official claimed he carried out a sexual assault on her at Harvard University in America, an allegation which he denies. "In the past I focused on disputing what I felt was untrue in the allegations, but I realise now that it's more important to take full responsibility for what I have done". (more...)
BJP's Madhya Pradesh MP Janardan Mishra Unclogs School Toilet With Own Hands BJP's Madhya Pradesh MP Janardan Mishra Unclogs School Toilet With Own Hands
- February 19, 2018

Taking the schemes launched by the Prime Minister one step ahead, a BJP lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh cleaned a toilet in a school with his bare hands after he found out that students were unable to use it as it was clogged. He was later seen using a stick to penetrate through the dirt till the water started flowing. During a visit to another school in Rewa district recently, he also checked if the nails of students were trimmed and shook hands with them. (more...)
Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's family
- February 19, 2018

Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa visited the family to offer his condolences on Sunday morning. "He travelled a hard journey and we should remember that". Odinga and Namibia's opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani will address mourners at 4 pm at the party's headquarters at Harvest House. (more...)
Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty, Testify Against Manafort Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty, Testify Against Manafort
- February 19, 2018

Gates's revised plea will be submitted in federal court sometime this week, and he will receive "a substantial reduction" in his sentence in exchange for his cooperation with the investigation. Gates' testimony, said a person familiar with the pending guilty plea, would place a "cherry on top" of the government's already formidable case against Manafort. (more...)

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