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US President Trump defends, praises ex-aide accused of domestic abuse US President Trump defends, praises ex-aide accused of domestic abuse
- February 10, 2018

This morning, Hicks continued to defend Porter in private, a source said, telling people she thinks the allegations aren't true. The chief of staff had sought information about the status of security clearance applications for senior aides, and it was then he learned there were allegations against Mr Porter from his ex-wives. (more...)
Delaware County house fire kills 2 children, burns adult Delaware County house fire kills 2 children, burns adult
- February 10, 2018

The victims' names were not immediately provided, nor were the genders of the children. The adult was not named. It's located on a 123-acre lot, records show. State Fire Investigators are working to piece together the cause of the fire. The investigation is ongoing, and involves multiple law enforcement and fire units. (more...)
Government Shutdown Ended: Budget Deal Delivered Government Shutdown Ended: Budget Deal Delivered
- February 10, 2018

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email . "Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this Bill!" Sen. That agreement includes a US$300 billion increase to both military and non-military spending limits for this year and 2019, and raises the debt until March 1 next year. (more...)
Cong MP moves privilege motion against Kiren Rijiju Cong MP moves privilege motion against Kiren Rijiju
- February 10, 2018

In her notice to Rajya Sabha Chairman, Chowdhury is learnt to have made her displeaure over Modi's remarks amply clear and felt that the act of Rijiju for the posting video clip is a violation of her rights as a member. Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev dubbed Modi's comment as "utterly sexist" and "downright distasteful". The comment had set off a guessing game as to which character the Prime Minister had in mind. (more...)
Bishop 'moved on' from spat with NZ Labour Bishop 'moved on' from spat with NZ Labour
- February 10, 2018

New Zealand has about 110 personnel deployed there, training Iraqi security forces. "Australians never complain about rain", she said. Ms Bishop said she discussed a range of issues in an informal setting with Ms Ardern, who had travelled from the Coromandel to attend the dinner. (more...)
North Indians making Goa another Haryana, says minister North Indians making Goa another Haryana, says minister
- February 10, 2018

I had said certain sections of them were creating nuisance and were actually the scum of the earth and that we should not have such tourists in Goa". Sardesai, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's ally Goa Forward Party, was speaking at the Goa Biz Fest near Panaji . (more...)
US Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown US Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Congress is aiming to prevent a government shutdown on Friday by passing a new spending bill by Thursday at midnight. Republicans control both chambers of Congress. The $90 billion in disaster aid would bring the total appropriated in the wake of last year's hurricane season to nearly $140 billion. The brief shutdown came at a sensitive time for financial markets, with world stock markets diving in the past week. (more...)
The Newest: Sheriff downplays cop-killer's immigrant standing The Newest: Sheriff downplays cop-killer's immigrant standing
- February 10, 2018

He now faces a potential death penalty. Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico whose case has gained mention on two occasions by President Donald Trump, reportedly said "Yay" and smiled as the verdict was read. A judge found Bracamontes competent to stand trial and he refused to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty next month. (more...)
Trump won't declassify Democratic memo Trump won't declassify Democratic memo
- February 10, 2018

The president had until Saturday to decide whether to allow the classified material to become public after the House intelligence committee voted Monday to release it. But White House chief counsel Don McGahn later said it could not be released in its current state "because the memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages". (more...)
Should Alberta boycott BC wine — INQUIRING REPORTER Should Alberta boycott BC wine — INQUIRING REPORTER
- February 10, 2018

Notley expects to update Albertans on a possible legal challenge "pretty quickly", notwithstanding the fact B.C. has only threatened a new policy, and not implemented it. Notley, in a video statement posted on her Twitter account, said that the boycott of B.C. wine would not be the end of action her province will be taking. (more...)
Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade
- February 10, 2018

Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the North Korean leader, delivered Kim Jong-un's letter and a verbal invitation to Moon on behalf of her brother during a three-hour meeting at the presidential residence in Seoul on Saturday, according to the Blue House. (more...)
Voice muzzled, says Opposition; boycotts House Voice muzzled, says Opposition; boycotts House
- February 10, 2018

Although Opposition members maintained they were not casting aspersions on the Chair but only seeking its protection to ensure that the proceedings are conducted according to rules and precedent, there is no institutional recall of a boycott - even if only for a day - over conduct of the House. (more...)
North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president
- February 10, 2018

North Korea's Olympic delegation of 22 high-ranking officials, led by supreme leader Kim Jong Un's sister , arrived Friday in South Korea to a welcome befitting "a celebrity entourage", ABC News reported . Moon and Abe met Friday hours before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. They start in March, and Washington has so far been adamant that they are crucial. (more...)
Trump tells Israeli paper Jerusalem move was 'big point' Trump tells Israeli paper Jerusalem move was 'big point'
- February 10, 2018

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley recently was on CNN to talk about the Trump administration's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "I have been thanked and in some cases not thanked, to be 100% honest about it". Regardles of negative reaction from Europe and the Arab world, Trump called the announcement the "high point" of his administration's first year in an interview with Israel Hayom . (more...)
Goa CM worried as girls have started drinking beer ! Goa CM worried as girls have started drinking beer !
- February 10, 2018

However, he is anxious about Goa's situation as "girls have started drinking beer". On Friday, Parrikar woke up to smell the beer and said he's in "fear" because girls now drink the beverage. He also spoke about the craze of porn among students. "They used to get all kinds of porn material and laugh". He said the government has launched a crackdown on the drug trade in Goa but added that he did not believe the narcotics menace had proliferated educational institutions. (more...)
NC MLA raises pro-Pakistan slogans in J&K Assembly NC MLA raises pro-Pakistan slogans in J&K Assembly
- February 10, 2018

A lawmaker of the so-called Assembly in Occupied Kashmir chanted Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live Pakistan) slogan on Saturday during the session . Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, now in its budget session in winter capital Jammu , on Saturday witnessed a weird situation when opposition National Conference (NC) member and former Speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone chanted 'Pakistan zindabad (Long live Pakistan)' in the House. (more...)
UN Security Council considers measure demanding 30-day ceasefire in Syria UN Security Council considers measure demanding 30-day ceasefire in Syria
- February 10, 2018

A U.S. military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving ISIS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight. Asked by MEE whether Paris was ruling out military action or supporting United States military action against Syrian government positions, a French diplomatic source said, "no further comment". (more...)
Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms
- February 10, 2018

A McConnell lieutenant, Senator John Cornyn , took the floor late Thursday, and in a tense exchange with Paul asked for consent to move the vote up to 10:30 pm, then 11:00, 11:30 and midnight, in an effort to avoid or at least minimize the shutdown. (more...)
Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels US Midwest Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels US Midwest
- February 10, 2018

Schools across Nebraska and Iowa closed or delayed the start of classes. The upper Midwest is preparing for a wintry blast as a winter storm is expected across the region, with forecasters saying up to a foot of snow is expected in some areas. (more...)
Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in… Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in…
- February 10, 2018

Syrian warplanes and artillery have battered the enclave's towns since Monday, trapping thousands of families in makeshift bomb shelters and overwhelming rescue workers. But the Security Council on Thursday failed to support the proposal, with long-time regime ally Moscow dismissing it as "not realistic". The Russian military says a USA strike on government-backed troops in eastern Syria reflects Washington's efforts to make a grab for the nation's economic assets. (more...)

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