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Gen. John Kelly Defends Jared Kushner On Foreign Policy Gen. John Kelly Defends Jared Kushner On Foreign Policy
- February 23, 2018

Following the firing of Rob Porter and revelations that he was able to use an interim security clearance despite allegations of domestic abuse, Kelly has set out to reform the security clearance process in the White House. "He continues, and will continue, to be a valued member of the team", Sanders said at the briefing Tuesday. Much, but not all, of Kushner's work on the two issues singled out by Kelly are handled at those lower levels, an official said. (more...)
Oxfam releases internal report over Haiti sex scandal, offers apology Oxfam releases internal report over Haiti sex scandal, offers apology
- February 20, 2018

In a statement it said: "Oxfam is grateful to the Haitian Government for allowing us the chance now to offer our humblest apologies and to begin explaining ourselves and start the long road ahead of re-establishing trust and partnership, given our 40-year history with Haiti and its citizens". (more...)
Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant? Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant?
- February 20, 2018

Gates, along with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, was indicted by Mueller past year for money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. Around that time, Manafort was in the spotlight for the work he and Gates did in Ukraine. The New York Times had reported last September that the Skadden law firm in New York had been asked to produce information to the Mueller investigation . (more...)
Trump vents frustration over Russian Federation probe, rails against Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump vents frustration over Russian Federation probe, rails against Federal Bureau of Investigation
- February 20, 2018

They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Last week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed the first indictments against Russian nationals and organizations for interference in the 2016 USA presidential election . Trump might want to focus on collusion, but his blanket denial that he ever questioned Russian meddling runs up against his own words. President Barack Obama took heavy criticism in 2014 when he went golfing during a vacation just minutes after denouncing the ... (more...)
Netanyahu Warns Israel Could Attack Iran if Tehran's Aggression Continues Unchecked Netanyahu Warns Israel Could Attack Iran if Tehran's Aggression Continues Unchecked
- February 19, 2018

You should. It's yours. The second investigation looks into allegations that Netanyahu arranged to obtain favorable coverage from the popular newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth in return for creating problems for its rival, the Israel Hayom paper. (more...)
Five women dead after Russian church shooting Five women dead after Russian church shooting
- February 19, 2018

Four women died at the scene after the shooter fired a hunting rifle into the crowd and a fifth woman died after being transported to a hospital for surgery Dagestan's health ministry said, according to RT . "I believe God saved us, not allowing the man to get inside the church", a witness told RT. "He is a local resident of 22 years of age". No immediate motive for the shooting was revealed. (more...)
Strengthening Indo-Iran Relations, Modi And Rouhani Sign 9 Agreements Strengthening Indo-Iran Relations, Modi And Rouhani Sign 9 Agreements
- February 18, 2018

But more important than geographical boundaries was the influence of the Cold War. Iran said it expected Indian orders to grow. Prime Minister Modi said India & Iran believe in peace & cooperation. This file photo shows former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam (3rd-L) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Khatami at India's Republic Day parade in 2003. (more...)
Quotes From President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA Quotes From President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA
- February 17, 2018

Ramaphosa said government would urgently overhaul the appointments of oversight boards of state-owned enterprises‚ which up to now have been plagued by allegations of corruption‚ financial mismanagement and maladministration. Africa's most developed economy needs faster economic growth if it is to reduce high unemployment - now at 27 percent - and alleviate widespread poverty that has persisted since the end of white minority rule in 1994. (more...)
More than 20 killed in 2018 shootings at United States schools More than 20 killed in 2018 shootings at United States schools
- February 17, 2018

For Kurth, words don't cut it anymore: "As educators, we're taught that actions speak louder than words", she said . It was not immediately clear whether Trump would be heading to Parkland, Florida , the site of the school shooting . "Are we coming to expect these mass shootings as a kind of routine matter?" A moment of silence was observed in the US Senate, but the Democrats' house minority leader Nancy Pelosi said politicians can't afford to stay silent. (more...)
Grandmother foiled possible school attack day before Florida massacre Grandmother foiled possible school attack day before Florida massacre
- February 16, 2018

While a Florida community mourns those killed and injured in the latest school shooting , neighbors call an Everett grandmother a hero after she called police Tuesday to report her grandson may have been plotting a shooting at his school . (more...)
Saratov Airlines plane crashes near Moscow, 71 people dead Saratov Airlines plane crashes near Moscow, 71 people dead
- February 16, 2018

Instead of taking warning, he boarded the tragic jet liner and was killed when the AN-148 plane "exploded" in mid-air. A Swiss citizen and a citizen of Azerbaijan were among the fatalities on a list released by the emergency services ministry. (more...)
Turkey eyes leading role in rebuilding Iraq, offers numerous projects Turkey eyes leading role in rebuilding Iraq, offers numerous projects
- February 15, 2018

Participants attend a presentation during the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq on February 12, 2018, in Kuwait City. Qusai Abdelfattah, director general at the planning ministry, said United States dollars 22 billion of those funds were needed immediately and the rest for the medium term. (more...)
'Moral Compass' Asma Jahangir Laid to Rest 'Moral Compass' Asma Jahangir Laid to Rest
- February 15, 2018

Yet, Asma Jahangir never succumbed while fighting for human rights and liberal values till she breathed her last at Lahore on Sunday. Marvi Sirmed, a senior Pakistani journalist who knew her personally, writes in The Daily Times how as a teenager she was inspired by " Asma ji's perseverance, her clarity of goal, her strength of character...her itch to question the powers of the time, and her passion to fearlessly fight for the oppressed and whatever she considered right, come what may". (more...)
Donald Trump Signs Bloated Bipartisan Spending Bill; Hails 'Big Victory' for Military Donald Trump Signs Bloated Bipartisan Spending Bill; Hails 'Big Victory' for Military
- February 12, 2018

The drama - and the shutdown - threatened to stretch into dawn as the budget bill moves to the House, where its fate remains in uncertain amid bitter divisions in both parties. states and territories ravaged by hurricanes or wildfires previous year. He predicted Ryan would lose 60 to 70 Republican votes when the budget deal comes to the House floor. (more...)
Prominent Pak activist Asma Jahangir passes away Prominent Pak activist Asma Jahangir passes away
- February 12, 2018

Jehangir also served as president of the Supreme Court's Bar Association and was a United Nations rapporteur on human rights and extrajudicial killings. Jahangir's pro-democracy struggle as a lawyer and activist had made her a staunch critic of Pakistan's military, intelligence agencies and armed groups. (more...)
NI Weather: Warning for heavy rain then snow and ice NI Weather: Warning for heavy rain then snow and ice
- February 11, 2018

The Status Yellow rain warning applies to Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal for 24 hours to Just before midnight Saturday. There will also be outbreaks of rain, heaviest in northern Britain and possibly falling as snow over high ground in Scotland tonight. (more...)
Trudeau says his trade message is being heard in the US Trudeau says his trade message is being heard in the US
- February 11, 2018

According to prepared remarks, Trudeau says that the agreement has been an asset for Canadians and Americans, bringing prosperity with trade. Three people were hospitalized last night after a motorcyle leading Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's motorcade was involved in a auto crash near Los Angeles. (more...)
De Villiers back for last three ODIs against India De Villiers back for last three ODIs against India
- February 10, 2018

The fascinating thing about Indian skipper is that he scores runs in all hard conditions against every opposition and is a relentless perfectionist. So a lot of pressure but what's cricket without pressure? Incidentally, this is Mandhana's second ODI century against South Africa . (more...)
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria
- February 10, 2018

A Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) convoy has moved to establish a new cease-fire observation point in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria, on Friday, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent on the ground. The Turkish raid against Washington-backed forces comes two days after the USA attacked pro-Damascus forces in the western Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr, reportedly killing more than 100 of them as the fighters were engaged in an anti-Daesh operation. (more...)
Suspect in custody after stabbing 4 during church service Suspect in custody after stabbing 4 during church service
- February 10, 2018

Corpus Christi police responded to the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive, near Ray High School, just after 7 p.m., police Lt. J.C. Hooper said. One of the victims, a 61-year-old man, died from his injuries. Police did not identify the church, but KRIS-TV reported that the address of the home matched up with Kingdom Acts Ministries International. Police tell 3News the pastor was the first person attacked and he was struck in the chest. (more...)
George W Bush says Russian Federation meddled in 2016 USA polls George W Bush says Russian Federation meddled in 2016 USA polls
- February 10, 2018

After a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hanoi, Vietnam, in November, Trump said Putin was "sincere" in his denials. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied accusations by US intelligence officials and others of interfering in foreign elections, including the 2016 USA vote. (more...)
Russian hackers successfully accessed voter registration rolls for 2016 elections, officials say Russian hackers successfully accessed voter registration rolls for 2016 elections, officials say
- February 09, 2018

Johnson, who was DHS secretary during the Russian hacking, says he's concerned that the 21 states that were targeted aren't doing enough "to actually harden their cybersecurity" for the next elections. Luckily, there's no evidence that the Russians altered the rolls in the last election, but it does raise concerns about whether cyber defenses will be up to snuff in the midterm elections - now just nine months away. (more...)
United Kingdom disappointed after Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage United Kingdom disappointed after Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage
- February 09, 2018

The island's supreme court ruled previous year that such marriages must be recognized, though the measure approved by the legislature in December allows only domestic partnerships instead of same-sex marriage. Also, any overseas same sex marriages taking place before and during the transitional period will also be capable of recognition as marriages in Bermuda. (more...)
Israeli Police to Recommend Corruption Indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Police to Recommend Corruption Indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- February 09, 2018

Netanyahu has been questioned seven times by police over the allegations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu said State Attorney Shai Nitzan, the head of the state prosecution, has stated that at least half the cases in which the police recommend charges are closed without indictments. (more...)
Up to 5 inches of snowfall expected before Sunday night Up to 5 inches of snowfall expected before Sunday night
- February 07, 2018

New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. A winter storm will dump snow and freezing rain on the U.S. Midwest and the Northeast beginning on Tuesday after it caused several deaths as it snarled highways and spurred the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Chicago's main airport. (more...)
Poland Cancels Bennett's Planned Visit, Bennett Says 'I'm Honored' Poland Cancels Bennett's Planned Visit, Bennett Says 'I'm Honored'
- February 07, 2018

As now written, the legislation calls for prison terms of up to three years for falsely attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland . The legislation, which still needs the president's signature to take effect, was introduced by Poland's governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party to stop people from erroneously describing Nazi German death camps as being Polish , simply due to their geographical location. (more...)
3 of 6 accused arrested in Kashmiri youths assault case 3 of 6 accused arrested in Kashmiri youths assault case
- February 05, 2018

The men caught up with them and beat them up. The incident came into light after pictures of one of the victims went viral. They said that railway authorities let them off after advising them not to carry gas cylinders next time in the train, but as soon as the train reached Vidisha Railway Station, the cops from Habib Gunj Police Station directed them to alight from the train. (more...)
Slippery roads today, snow advisory Monday Slippery roads today, snow advisory Monday
- February 05, 2018

In the area included in the advisory, forecasters expect those surface temperatures to be at or slightly below freezing for a few hours Sunday morning while precipitation is falling. Freezing rain is expected to cause a thin glaze of ice that will result in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges. "It's going to be cold Sunday night and Monday morning, so if untreated roads are still wet there could be icy spots Monday morning", Horne said Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Turkey: Journalist on duty injured in Syria's Afrin Turkey: Journalist on duty injured in Syria's Afrin
- February 04, 2018

Immediately after the attack at Sheikh Haruz, an air operation targeting terrorist shelters, hideouts and weapon emplacements in the area was launched at 5.52 p.m. The seventh one was killed in a YPG attack on the border, without giving further details. "There is not much to go", he said. Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan says three more rockets hit the town of Kilis, northeast of Reyhanli, where at least three people were wounded. (more...)
North Korea earns $200 million from exports in 2017, violating United Nations sanctions North Korea earns $200 million from exports in 2017, violating United Nations sanctions
- February 04, 2018

Multiple sanctions dating back to 2006 have tried to choke off funding for the nuclear and missile programs. Over the past year, North Korea has been subject to three Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions for detonating its sixth and most powerful nuclear test as well as a spate of ballistic missile tests showing signs of advanced technology. (more...)
CLINTON COLLUSION: FBI Given SECOND DOSSIER by Longtime Clinton Aide CLINTON COLLUSION: FBI Given SECOND DOSSIER by Longtime Clinton Aide
- February 03, 2018

The second dossier is just as controversial as the first, especially because of its author. The Guardian , a British newspaper that interviewed Steele in November, reported Tuesday that the former spy gave the FBI the memo, written by former journalist David Shearer, in October 2016 after the FBI asked him for any evidence that could be useful to its investigation. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden
- February 01, 2018

But the ministers returned to Aden before dawn, after receiving guarantees from the coalition that the presidential palace would not be stormed, a government source said. According to Yemeni sources, Hadi urged all his forces "to confront any insurgency in Aden decisively and crush the separatist militias". The STC accuses the government of starving Yemenis and pushing the country to the verge of starvation. (more...)
President Kovind, PM Modi and others attend Martyrs' Day ceremony at Rajghat President Kovind, PM Modi and others attend Martyrs' Day ceremony at Rajghat
- February 01, 2018

Floral wreaths were laid before the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi led by Assam Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia to commemorate the ones who laid down their lives for the nation. At another programme, freedom fighter Babu Rao Varma paid tributes to Gandhi's portrait at Gandhi Gyan Mandir in Koti. PM Modi tweeted on Tuesday, "We bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation". (more...)
China to have bigger footprint than Russia — CIA director China to have bigger footprint than Russia — CIA director
- January 31, 2018

The first primary of the midterms is just over a month away, March 6, in Texas. On Monday, the Trump administration opted not to introduce new sanctions on Russian Federation over the allegations that it interfered in the 2016 elections, despite a sanctions bill passing with large bipartisan support last July. (more...)
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside
- January 30, 2018

Trump has been publicly pressuring McCabe for months and has claimed that McCabe has an anti-Trump bias. Go back and read Trump's tweets . President Trump and his allies have made McCabe a favorite target of criticism in recent months. Comey's predecessor, Robert Mueller, was picked a week later to take over the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the election. Manafort was charged with 12 counts of money laundering and conspiracy. (more...)