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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...)
Trump tells Israel it will have to make 'hard compromises for peace' Trump tells Israel it will have to make 'hard compromises for peace'
- February 10, 2018

When asked to name the most memorable event of his presidency, it quotes Trump as saying "I think Jerusalem was a very big point". 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...)
Ravi Ragbir Receives Temporary Stay of Looming Deportation Order Ravi Ragbir Receives Temporary Stay of Looming Deportation Order
- February 10, 2018

That deportation date has now been converted into a regular check-in with ICE, which has agreed not to deport Mr. Ragbir at this time. To view the full article, register now. According to the suit, Rev. Juan Carlos Ruiz, another co-founder of the coalition, alleges that Scott Mechkowski, deputy director of ICE's NY field office, told him during a meeting about Montrevil's case that Ragbir and Montrevil were the office's two "highest profile" cases, and described Ragbir's upcoming check-in ... (more...)
Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations
- February 10, 2018

Trump speaks after welcoming Shane Bouvet, supporter to whom Trump said he donated 10,000 US dollars to treat his father's cancer, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , DC, USA, 09 February 2018. "And literally that was it". Kelly has said he is willing to resign multiple times in the past over disagreements with the President, sources said, calling it a tactic. (more...)
Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang
- February 10, 2018

Officials traveling with Pence said it would be fair to characterize his failure to interact with the North Koreans as a mutual decision, with neither side making any public overtures. The vice-president's deliberate snub to the North Koreans - and, by extension, the host country - highlighted the deep divisions between Washington and Seoul on how to deal with Pyongyang. (more...)
US Spies Paid a Russian $100000 for Alleged Material on Trump US Spies Paid a Russian $100000 for Alleged Material on Trump
- February 10, 2018

Desperate to retrieve the valuable NSA tools, US intelligence worked with with said Russian via an American businessman in Germany, the report states. The CIA declined to comment on information about the negotiations with the Russian. The US worked through an American businessman in Germany, to maintain deniability, and set up meetings in five-star Berlin hotels and tracked the Russian's travels throughout Europe - including visits to his mistress in Vienna. (more...)
Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo Read the White House letter denying release of Democratic memo
- February 10, 2018

The Democratic memo offers a rebuttal to the Republican memo's allegations. One of the key complaints in the memo is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to disclose that a dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele was funded by Democratic operatives looking for information on Trump during the campaign. (more...)
Trump signs spending bill, ending short shutdown Trump signs spending bill, ending short shutdown
- February 10, 2018

Politicians had hoped to approve a funding plan before the midnight deadline (5am Friday UK time). "It's going to need bipartisan support", the Wisconsin Republican said. "The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military", Trump wrote in a Wednesday tweet . "All Senator Rand Paul is asking for is a 15-minute vote on his amendment to restore the budget caps", Paul's spokesman, Sergio Gor, said in an email Thursday. (more...)
Modi begins 3-nation tour to Palestine, UAE and Oman By Modi begins 3-nation tour to Palestine, UAE and Oman By
- February 10, 2018

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Prime Minister Modi's visit to Ramallah in Palestine was the first ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister there. "We will discuss the recent updates with Prime Minister Modi, and the recent developments in the peace process, the bilateral relations, and the regional situations". (more...)
Three 'militants' killed in U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan Three 'militants' killed in U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan
- February 10, 2018

Yoho said that Pakistan never shared the US' commitment to eliminate terrorist activity in South Asia. Pakistan has also denied repeated allegations by the United States that Pakistan is providing safe havens to terrorists who use the country's land to launch cross-border attacks into Afghanistan . (more...)
Congress supports Andhra Pradesh's demand of special category status Congress supports Andhra Pradesh's demand of special category status
- February 10, 2018

LK Advani was quoted as saying. "When the state was bifurcated into Andhra and Telangana (in 2014), we were amongst he members who had strongly felt that as a result of bifurcation, some justice has to be done to the residuary Andhra Pradesh state because it was going to lose large part of its revenue", Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha before replying to the debate on Budget. (more...)
Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says Israeli fighter jet crashes under Syria fire, military says
- February 10, 2018

Two Israeli Air Force pilots ejected from their fighter jet during the strike. The plane fell in Israeli territory. She did not comment on the cause of the crash. It was promptly downed by an Israeli Apache helicopter. An Israeli Air Force jet came down in the country's north, an army spokesperson told Sputnik on Saturday. (more...)

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