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US Eyes Summit with China to Sign Deal to Avoid Trade War US Eyes Summit with China to Sign Deal to Avoid Trade War
- February 26, 2019

Mr Trump said this decision was a result of "substantial progress " in trade talks. Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony November 9, 2017, in Beijing, China. "But we're getting very, very close", said Trump, who left later for Vietnam and a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said on Friday there was a "good chance" a deal would emerge. (more...)
CPI(M) demands ordinance to protect adivasis after SC order CPI(M) demands ordinance to protect adivasis after SC order
- February 26, 2019

The Supreme Court on February 13 ordered the eviction of more than 10 lakh families of Adivasis and other forest-dwellers from forestlands across 16 states. Numerous petitioners in the case are retired officers of the Forest department. While welfare of STs is a subject dealt by the Tribal Welfare Department, occupation of forest lands, whether approved under ROFR Act or not, is a matter to be dealt by the Forest Department. (more...)
Victim of Cardinal Pell sex abuse speaks out Victim of Cardinal Pell sex abuse speaks out
- February 26, 2019

Prosecutors have dropped those charges. A suppression order was put in place because publication of the first conviction could prejudice the second case. Like many survivors it has taken me years to understand the impact upon my life, ' he wrote. The man issued a statement after it was publicly revealed that Pell had been convicted in December of the assault. (more...)
Univision crew, including Jorge Ramos, detained in Venezuela Univision crew, including Jorge Ramos, detained in Venezuela
- February 26, 2019

They were reportedly there to interview Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , but he reportedly did not like their questions. According to Univision spokesman Jose Zamora, Ramos and his team traveled to Caracas to interview Maduro . Venezuelan government officials did not immediately respond to CNN's requests for comment. The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions on allies of Maduro's as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent Juan Guaido after an effort ... (more...)
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif resigns Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif resigns
- February 26, 2019

The state-run IRNA news agency confirmed that Zarif had announced his resignation on his Instagram page. He said the use of the popular, uncensored social media platform in Iran may have been a deliberate attempt for the news to reach the public directly. (more...)
Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif Resigns Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif Resigns
- February 26, 2019

However, the US-Iranian relations deteriorated in May 2018 when US President Donald Trump announced his country's decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and reimpose its sanctions on Tehran that had been lifted under the agreement. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports that Zarif was a central player in the nuclear negotiations with the Obama administration. "It will be very interesting to see what those public reactions will be, mindful of the relatively strong domestic position he has [and] ... (more...)
Wild Weather Week: Damaging Winds, Power Outages, Plus Some Snow Wild Weather Week: Damaging Winds, Power Outages, Plus Some Snow
- February 26, 2019

During an outage, civilians are urged to stay clear of downed power lines, turn off appliances, and in a medical emergency dial 911. Clearing. High: Low 40s. See Brian Jackson's forecast through next week. It's a bit early to tell exactly how that storm will play out, but another cool, windy, wet winter storm will be moving through to start the weekend. (more...)
Cable touches 1.3100 after Corbyn supports 'public vote' on Brexit Cable touches 1.3100 after Corbyn supports 'public vote' on Brexit
- February 26, 2019

Theresa May's office said government estimates of the economic impact of a no-deal Brexit will be published "very shortly". The party wants MPs to vote on its own Brexit plan on Wednesday first, when the next round of motions about the UK's withdrawal from the European Union are debated in the Commons. (more...)
Ex-National Security Officials to Denounce Trump's Emergency Declaration Ex-National Security Officials to Denounce Trump's Emergency Declaration
- February 26, 2019

Trump moved to redirect federal funds intended for other purposes to build the border wall after Congress rejected his demand for $5.7 billion in construction money. The measure is sure to pass, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well, though Trump has already promised a veto . The statement argues the declaration will make many of those situations worse, arguing the declaration "will only exacerbate the humanitarian concerns that do exist at the southern border ". (more...)
U.S. man cleared after 40 years in prison receives $29 million payout U.S. man cleared after 40 years in prison receives $29 million payout
- February 26, 2019

A wrongly convicted man will receive a $US21 million ($NZ30.6m) settlement from a California city after spending almost four decades in prison for two murders he did not commit. Coley would then spend the next four decades in prison, despite denying the crimes and always maintaining his innocence. Police have yet to identify who murdered Ms Wicht and her son. (more...)
Trump books Lincoln Memorial for July 4th gala he’ll host Trump books Lincoln Memorial for July 4th gala he’ll host
- February 25, 2019

Fireworks and big displays of patriotism aren't exactly unheard of in Washington on the Fourth of July. "Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!" he proclaimed. The White House did not provide any additional details Sunday. "It will be a - really, a gathering, as opposed to a parade, I'd guess you'd have to say". (more...)
Pressure mounts for U.K.'s May to delay Brexit Pressure mounts for U.K.'s May to delay Brexit
- February 25, 2019

Such an extension, which would be forced on the Prime Minister by MPs, is often dismissed as a political cul-de-sac. When the British Parliament voted 432-202 against her deal in January, one of the worst defeats in modern British history, the embattled prime minister said she would seek changes to the agreement and give lawmakers a final say, while also avoiding a no-deal that cabinet members say would be "disastrous". (more...)
Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco
- February 25, 2019

The Duchess of Sussex attended a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco on Sunday - the second day of her tour of Morocco alongside her husband, Prince Harry - where she met with influential Moroccan women, young entrepreneurs and disabled athletes among others. (more...)
Corbyn to tell Labour: We WILL back a People's Vote Corbyn to tell Labour: We WILL back a People's Vote
- February 25, 2019

Labour MP Emily Thornberry has said she'd "rather die" than join any other political party. "That's why, in line with our conference policy, we are committed to also putting forward or supporting an amendment in favour of a public vote to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country". (more...)
First female ambassador as Saudis seek to soften image First female ambassador as Saudis seek to soften image
- February 25, 2019

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on November 16, 2016 shows Saudi Arabia's Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud attending the MISK Global Forum in the capital Riyadh . "In the eyes of many critics in the United States , the brother of the crown prince became implicated, rightly or wrongly", which has undermined his ability to effectively represent Saudi Arabia, Gerges said. (more...)
Former Trump campaign staffer says president kissed her without consent Former Trump campaign staffer says president kissed her without consent
- February 25, 2019

Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told The Post Johnson's claim is "off-base and unfounded". "To Defendant Trump, however, Ms. Johnson was nothing more than a sexual object he felt entitled to dominate and humiliate", the lawsuit states. (more...)
Adam Schiff ‘Absolutely’ Prepared to Subpoena Mueller Report Adam Schiff ‘Absolutely’ Prepared to Subpoena Mueller Report
- February 25, 2019

He added that he has a lot of faith in Barr, and he's glad that Barr - not Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - will make the decision on releasing Mueller's findings. But Mueller's team in November accused Manafort of violating the agreement by repeatedly lying to prosecutors on subjects including his interactions with a business partner they have said has ties to Russian intelligence. (more...)
European Union chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt European Union chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt
- February 25, 2019

She explained her decision by saying that her team was engaged in some " positive " talks with the European Union about some details of the future deal, particularly those concerning the contentious Irish backstop - something which the European Union have publicly ruled out, thus far. (more...)
Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for United States military base Okinawa referendum rejects relocation for United States military base
- February 25, 2019

Over the years, Henoko has become synonymous with mass protests and numerous sit-ins, as locals rally to preserve the peaceful existence of Henoko Bay, where corals and dugongs could face extinction from the United States presence. Okinawa accommodates about half of the 54,000 American troops stationed in Japan, to the detriment of the locals, who continue to rally against noise pollution and the behavior of U.S. (more...)
Senior Cop, Soldier Dead, 2 Injured In Jammu And Kashmir Encounter Senior Cop, Soldier Dead, 2 Injured In Jammu And Kashmir Encounter
- February 25, 2019

The Army soldier, Ranveer Somveir, injured during the encounter, succumbed at the military hospital, reports said. The encounter broke out in the afternoon on Sunday after the joint team of Indian Army, CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) launched a search and cordon operation over a tip-off about 2-3 terrorists hiding in the region. (more...)

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