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Controversial ex-Navy SEAL rains on Trump's military parade idea Controversial ex-Navy SEAL rains on Trump's military parade idea
- February 11, 2018

One option being considered is to hold the parade in November in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I on November 11, 1918, the official said. "This is being worked at the highest levels of the military". Trump has instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans for a parade , but the content, location, and timing of such an event have not been announced. (more...)
Bihar: Suspended JD(U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam joins Rashtriya Janata Dal Bihar: Suspended JD(U) MLA Sarfaraz Alam joins Rashtriya Janata Dal
- February 11, 2018

The bypolls for Araria LS constituency in eastern Bihar and the Assembly seats of Bhabua and Jehanabad in the south will be held on March 11, and counting of votes will be held on March 14. In January 2016, he was arrested for allegedly harassing a woman passenger on the Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani Express. There are reports that Alam was aspiring for a ticket on the JDU ticket following the death of his father. (more...)
Our forces are doing their duty: Rajnath Singh on Sunjuwan attack Our forces are doing their duty: Rajnath Singh on Sunjuwan attack
- February 11, 2018

In 2006, a suicide attack carried out at the same camp saw the death of 12 soldiers before two fidayeen militants were killed. "As part of the ongoing operations in Sunjuwan, the army has killed two heavily armed terrorists". "Operations are in progress with extreme caution and restraint to safeguard the unarmed soldiers, women, and children in the houses", a Defence statement said. (more...)
Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Leaders of the rival Koreas have not met in more than a decade on any platforms. Moon shook hands with both Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam at the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, and they cheered as athletes from North and South entered the arena together behind a unification flag showing an unbroken Korean peninsula. (more...)
Trey Gowdy says memo has no effect on Russian Federation probe Trey Gowdy says memo has no effect on Russian Federation probe
- February 11, 2018

The four-page memo , released Friday, accuses senior Justice Department officials of improperly using information from the "Steele dossier" - which originated as an opposition research document during the 2016 campaign - to obtain surveillance warrants on Carter Page , a member of the Trump transition team and former Trump campaign adviser. (more...)
Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo
- February 11, 2018

He said the Justice Department had identified portions of the memo that "would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests" of the country. On Friday, Mr Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, accused the President of double standards in approving the release of the Republican memo, but blocking the Democratic one. (more...)
Trump blocks Democrat memo as 'political' Trump blocks Democrat memo as 'political'
- February 11, 2018

Trump called the memo "very political and long" and said he "told them to re-do and send back in proper form". The release of the memo was blocked by Trump on Friday, kicking off a new skirmish between Democrats and the White House. Portions of the memo "would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests", Mr McGahn wrote. The President's decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a risky and desperate pattern of ... (more...)
WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony
- February 11, 2018

They walked together behind a unified Korean flag, carried by North Korean hockey player Hwang Chung Gum and South Korean bobsled competitor Won Yun-jong. By weaving military threats in with a charm offensive, North Korea wants the worldwide community to acknowledge it as a nuclear power. The North Koreans - also including Choe Hwi, chairman of the country's National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's agency that deals with inter-Korean affairs - then ... (more...)
House passes bipartisan budget deal, ending government shutdown after 5 1/2 hours House passes bipartisan budget deal, ending government shutdown after 5 1/2 hours
- February 11, 2018

In floor speeches Thursday night, Paul lambasted his fellow Republicans for supporting a bill that will worsen the deficit. "I think this has been a very useful debate", Mr Paul said shortly before the vote. Relief from austerity-level budget caps and the threat of sequestration. Military and essential workers would remain on the job regardless. "OMB is now preparing for a lapse in appropriations", an agency official said in an email Thursday night. (more...)
Eye on polls, Modi suggests Tiffin pe Charcha Eye on polls, Modi suggests Tiffin pe Charcha
- February 11, 2018

In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the PM had held "chai pe charcha" events across the country. "He said the MPs need to see what schemes would interest whom and to carefully choose their topic in such gatherings", the source added. (more...)
Hearings begin in Waymo trade secrets case vs Uber Hearings begin in Waymo trade secrets case vs Uber
- February 11, 2018

The case has captivated observers and is considered to be the most consequential among a number of legal battles Uber is fighting. But in the past few years, competitors have been hiring former Google engineers for their own self-driving-car projects. (more...)
Russian plane shot down by rebels in Syria Russian plane shot down by rebels in Syria
- February 11, 2018

The Security Council meeting follows reports of another suspected chemical weapons attack in Idlib province on Sunday, in a rebel-held area in the northwest of the country. "The use of chemical weapons by all parties in Syria must unequivocally stop", it said. The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons. And accused the USA of a "propagandist campaign" and using the meeting to "slander" Russian Federation. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Lim Hyo-jun wins 1500m gold for hosts South Korea Winter Olympics: Lim Hyo-jun wins 1500m gold for hosts South Korea
- February 11, 2018

Lim was quick to get to the front and he avoided any drama to cross the line first in an Olympic record time of two minutes 10.485secs. He brought the first medal to the team of Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. His teammate Hwang Dae-heon fell during the final and couldn't finish the race and while Seo Yi-ra failed to advance to the final. The 19-year-old set a new Olympic record in her 500m heat to progress to next week's quarter-finals. (more...)
Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations in Haiti
- February 11, 2018

Oxfam said it was "dismayed by what happened" and would fully cooperate with authorities. The charity said it launched an immediate investigation in 2011 which found a "culture of impunity" among some staff but has denied trying to cover up the scandal. (more...)
Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office Jerusalem declaration is high point of my time in office
- February 11, 2018

President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked the president of Guatemala for supporting the USA decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , the White House said. But Dorsey said at a conference late past year that it's "not about the amount of time I spend at one thing but how I spend the time and what we're focused on". (more...)
Olympics: Lim wins S. Korea's 1st gold of the Pyeongchang Games Olympics: Lim wins S. Korea's 1st gold of the Pyeongchang Games
- February 11, 2018

Short-track speedskating is wildly popular in South Korea and the Olympic host country had reason to celebrate on the first night of racing. "Viktor told me that I could do this, I've had lots of advice from him", said Lim. 27-year-old Yelistratov for the first time in his career he earned an Olympic medal in the individual race. "I thank Victor for this win", said the 25-year-old. (more...)
United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
- February 11, 2018

Even Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has shared the American skepticism of warming inter-Korean relations and pressed Moon against falling for the North's "smile diplomacy", greeted Kim Yong Nam. Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House, which was broadcast live on South Korean TV, showed Moon sat in front of Kim Yo Jong, rather than Kim Yong Nam, technically the more senior official present in the meeting and head of the North Korean delegation. (more...)
Home Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems Home Intel Republicans Plan to Partition Aides From Dems
- February 11, 2018

Other Republicans seem to be flat-out mortified by Nunes' shovel-ready infrastructure plan. Now, Democrats want to release their own 10-page counter memo . The dramatic fight over the release of these memos is the latest evidence of climbing tension within the House intel committee. Animosity between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee has become so intense that Republican members of the committee are reportedly going to construct an actual, physical wall ... (more...)
President Trump Signs HISTORIC TWO-YEAR Budget Agreement President Trump Signs HISTORIC TWO-YEAR Budget Agreement
- February 11, 2018

The news comes after much early morning theatrics in the US Capitol building, which ended when lawmakers finally approved a two-year spending plan - a deal that appeased most Republicans and Democrats, but infuriated budget hawks. He has a lot of members of his own party in the House who are hard-liners. The House and Senate approved a bill to keep the government funded through March 23 , overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats as well as tea party conservatives to endorse enormous ... (more...)
Donald Trump's sympathy for ex-aide accused of domestic abuse Donald Trump's sympathy for ex-aide accused of domestic abuse
- February 11, 2018

According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. Yet another White House aide is stepping down. Folks, in the midst of the revelations about Rob Porter and domestic abuse, there's one crucial lesson that should not be lost: if anyone ever lays a hand on you, take a picture. (more...)

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