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Netanyahu, Boy Who Survived Mumbai Terror Attack, Dedicate Memorial to Victims Netanyahu, Boy Who Survived Mumbai Terror Attack, Dedicate Memorial to Victims
- January 20, 2018

Seeing the scores of cameramen and reporters outside Nariman House was a surprise for residents of the tiny lane, a lot of them shopkeepers living in small houses connected to their shops. On Wednesday he is to travel to Gujarat, Modi's home state, before heading to Mumbai where apart from meeting members of India's tiny Jewish community he will also meet with top business leaders. (more...)
Senate schedules vote for tonight on bill averting government shutdown Senate schedules vote for tonight on bill averting government shutdown
- January 20, 2018

He lamented that Republicans had written their budget bill "in secret" and left Democrats out of the process, while not having a "real" discussion about budgetary spending caps and what to include in the domestic agenda. Democrats object to how Republicans have shirked continuing an immigration program for young people brought to country illegally as children. In September, Trump announced he was ending the program and giving Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative replacement. (more...)
North Korea Prepares Massive Military Parade For Olympics Eve: Satellite Images North Korea Prepares Massive Military Parade For Olympics Eve: Satellite Images
- January 20, 2018

The reconciliation mood between the Koreas began after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics. "We are hopeful that some sort of overture will be made by the North Koreans indicating their willingness to address the need to de-nuclearise the Korean peninsula". (more...)
Backlash Rains Down on Trump for 'Shithole' Comment Backlash Rains Down on Trump for 'Shithole' Comment
- January 20, 2018

The president denied making those remarks and most of the Republican lawmakers in the room either said they didn't hear the reported words or didn't remember them. This drama would be more entertaining were it not for the 800,000 immigrants whose fate under the protections of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance. (more...)
Government shutdown a possibility as Friday deadline approaches Government shutdown a possibility as Friday deadline approaches
- January 20, 2018

Trump allegedly described Haiti and other African nations as "sh*thole countries", a claim made by several present at the meeting last week that the White House did not deny. Democrats are blaming Republicans , who control the White House and both houses of Congress, for the mess; Republicans, who need cooperation from the other side to pass the funding bill with 60 votes, are blaming Democrats. (more...)
11 civilians injured in ceasefire violation along LoC 11 civilians injured in ceasefire violation along LoC
- January 20, 2018

He said that the Pakistan Rangers besides targeting civilian areas, also targeted military facilities in the area. " BSF troops are giving a befitting reply", additional deputy commissioner of Jammu , Arun Manhas, said. The deceased BSF man Jagpal Singh, 49, hailed from Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh and is survived by a daughter and a son. Pakistani soldiers reportedly fired and launched shells into Arnia, Ramgarh, Samba and Hiranagar sectors. (more...)
'Good progress' on gov't funding -US House Freedom Caucus chair 'Good progress' on gov't funding -US House Freedom Caucus chair
- January 20, 2018

While the deal does not involve a commitment to a Senate vote on the defense bill, Meadows said his understanding is that Speaker Paul D. Ryan has discussed that with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and he believes "it's different this time", a reference to similar defense funding measures the House has passed and the Senate has ignored. (more...)
DACA Probably Dead, Trump Says DACA Probably Dead, Trump Says
- January 20, 2018

Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or DACA, late a year ago but gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation extending the initiative created by President Barack Obama. "We are ready willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal". He told reporters at one of his Florida golf clubs: " I'm not a racist ". (more...)
McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week
- January 20, 2018

Responding to a series of questions, Trump said "honestly" Democrats do not want to make a deal. "No more Lotteries! #AMERICA FIRST", the U.S. president tweeted on Sunday. Republicans, on the other hand, are looking forward an increase in the military spending. Generations ago, numerous European nations that past immigrants once called home were derided with similar sentiments to the ones Trump expressed. (more...)
Trump's approval rating sinks to 39 percent, another low Trump's approval rating sinks to 39 percent, another low
- January 20, 2018

Saturday is the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration. Fifty-seven percent of respondents to the NBC/WSJ poll said they disapprove of Trump, including 51% who said they "strongly disapprove". The President's approval rating improved 10 percentage points among conservatives and 7 points among independents, mostly among those who lean toward the Republican Party. (more...)
Trump calls out Russian Federation for helping North Korea violate economic sanctions Trump calls out Russian Federation for helping North Korea violate economic sanctions
- January 20, 2018

Expectation of success was created Wednesday when host nation South Korea announced the agreement of an Olympic cooperation package with North Korean officials in bilateral talks on their shared border. "And they get closer every day ". "I'd sit down, but I'm not sure that sitting down will solve the problem", Trump told Reuters. "They're not there yet, but they're close". (more...)
Mar-a-Lago Racked Up 15 More Food-Safety Violations Mar-a-Lago Racked Up 15 More Food-Safety Violations
- January 20, 2018

Trump says on Twitter Friday: "Government Funding Bill past (sic) last night in the House of Representatives". A flight advisory issued Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration said airspace would be restricted around Mar-a-Lago from 7:30 a.m. (more...)
Government names nine new cities under 'Smart Cities Mission': Here's the list Government names nine new cities under 'Smart Cities Mission': Here's the list
- January 20, 2018

On Friday, Puri announced the name of nine more smart cities, taking the total to 99. The others in the list include Erode (Tamil Nadu), Diu (Daman & Diu), Bihar Sharif (Bihar), Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Kavaratti (Lakshwadeep). (more...)
Keep pressure up on North Korea, Boris Johnson tells summit Keep pressure up on North Korea, Boris Johnson tells summit
- January 20, 2018

A South Korean sports ministry spokesman confirmed that the two sides had reached an agreement over the games in Pyeongchang, saying they have been discussing the make-up of a unified women's hockey team since past year. These trips were a precious revenue source for North Korea, so it must have an ulterior motive of this cultural event leading to the resumption of these tourist operations. (more...)
Trump blames Democrats for possible government shutdown Trump blames Democrats for possible government shutdown
- January 20, 2018

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved the stop-gap spending measure late on Thursday, but it has been sidetracked in the Senate by a dispute over immigration. "Shutdown coming?" he said. "They don't oppose anything in the bill, but they are opposing the bill", Mulvaney said. President Donald Trump has ordered an end to that program, which spares certain undocumented immigrants from deportation. (more...)
I am not a racist
- January 20, 2018

HHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. The president initially admitted to expressing this sentiment, but then walked it back in a string of tweets. " He said 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". (more...)
Senate Democrats Will Now Decide if Government Shuts Down Friday Senate Democrats Will Now Decide if Government Shuts Down Friday
- January 20, 2018

Friday also is the day the entire federal government might shut down because over immigration, military spending and other issues has left House Speaker (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) seemingly without the votes they need to pass yet another short-term spending bill. (more...)
Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena
- January 20, 2018

But a more likely explanation, he said, is that Mueller wants to question Bannon without Bannon's attorney present. Mueller's been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election for months. "They are going to try to get an understanding of the relationships and how things worked and explain why he came to that opinion", said Peter Zeidenberg, a former deputy special counsel. (more...)
Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from 'terrorist school' Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from 'terrorist school'
- January 20, 2018

Despite the fighter being a national of Comoros, the commander did not say further details about the militant. Al-Shabab was using the school in the Middle Shabelle region to brainwash very small children, Somali Information Minister Eng Abdirahman Yariisow told state-run radio. (more...)
Mitch McConnell Is Running Out of Time to Avoid a Government Shutdown Mitch McConnell Is Running Out of Time to Avoid a Government Shutdown
- January 20, 2018

They were demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that emerged in Congress. That means military personnel would not suffer a lapse in pay unless a government shutdown lasted until the end of the month - or longer. Some government agencies began to prepare for a possible shutdown. (more...)

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