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Pakistan was terror-free before Afghan war: ISPR DG

Pakistan was terror-free before Afghan war: ISPR DG Pakistan , he said, proposed to Afghanistan a bilateral border control mechanism. Responding to this move, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry requested further explanations from the U.S., noting that Islamabad was fighting against terrorism mostly with the use of its own funds. [Full Article...]

Southern California mudslides: 17 dead

Southern California mudslides: 17 dead Authorities have not confirmed the names of the dead. Santa Barbara County Fire Search Dog Reilly looks for victims in damaged and destroyed homes in Montecito. Many residents probably couldn't grasp the scope of how unsafe mudslides can become, McNary told PBS NewsHour. They are asking people to "stay out of the area so that rescuers can do their job". [Full Article...]

Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship Assange, who is Australian, first sought refuge at the embassy more than five years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden , where he faced an investigation over rape allegations. The US did not confirm whether it would request his extradition if he were arrested in the UK. Ecuador's announcement came after several days of speculation that the Ecuadorean government was ramping up efforts to find a ... [Full Article...]

President Trump is welcome in London - May's spokesman

President Trump is welcome in London - May's spokesman Embassy in that city for "peanuts". It was, in fact, the Bush administration who signed the deal in 2008-a month before Obama's election-to relocate the U.S. The problem with that rationale is that Trump's tweet misrepresented the history of the U.S. Embassy move. He was due to visit London in February for the opening of the new building. [Full Article...]

Kremlin bashes Senate Dems' report accusing Russian Federation of election meddling

Kremlin bashes Senate Dems' report accusing Russian Federation of election meddling The offices of several other Republicans on the committee did not immediately respond to request for comment. The US has the muscle power to lead a global fight against Russian Federation, but has so far ignored the "international threat" and instead proposed cuts to dedicated strategic operations, the report said . [Full Article...]

White House says 'no contradiction' in Trump's tweets on FISA law

White House says 'no contradiction' in Trump's tweets on FISA law At minimum, Trump was sending mixed signals. Asked about Trump's tweets, Kelly insisted the tweets did not make passage of the bill " more hard", but conceded, "It's a juggling act". In this installment, audiences can enjoy Sanders' frank answers about everything from Eric Trump's birthday to the president's favorite part of his job. [Full Article...]

Jeffrey Toobin on Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remarks: This Shows He 'Has Racist Views'

Jeffrey Toobin on Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remarks: This Shows He 'Has Racist Views' One person with direct knowledge of that meeting said Durbin and Graham hadn't expected the three GOP lawmakers to be there. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will end TPS for four countries, including El Salvador , Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan, at various upcoming dates. [Full Article...]

Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million

Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million Until a new Form W-4 is issued, employees and employers should continue to use the 2017 Form W-4. Here's a question you'll be asking yourself in the coming weeks: Is my employer withholding too little or too much in taxes from my paycheck? Even before the federal tax overhaul was passed in December, the IRS was already projecting that its representatives would only be able to handle 4 out ... [Full Article...]

North Korea diplomats say attack on United States would be 'suicidal'

North Korea diplomats say attack on United States would be 'suicidal' On December of 2016 , he called Putin "very smart" and a few months later in an interview with Bill O'Reilly , Trump said "I do respect [Putin]". "I have relationships with people", Trump continued. In December, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said North Korea wants to engage in a direct dialog with the USA to assure its security, adding that Russia could help with these talks. [Full Article...]

Norway is a good customer of the USA

McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said in September. Donald Trump appears to have revealed just how little he knows about energy and the climate during yet another freakish press conference, this time with the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg . [Full Article...]

Democrats say Americans want Trump impeached - here's what new poll says

Democrats say Americans want Trump impeached - here's what new poll says Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has already spent millions to try to persuade Americans that Trump should be impeached, and he's vowed to spend more in what many see as a primer for his own presidential aspirations. Asked to describe Trump's first year in one word, 69 people said "disaster" and 62 "chaotic". In a series of tweets a day after the book was released, Trump lashed out, s... [Full Article...]

Trump knocks FISA law, links it to 'phony dossier'

Trump knocks FISA law, links it to 'phony dossier' The act allows the Justice Department and the various agencies under their purview to seek warrants granting them access to phones, emails, and more , under the guise of rooting out terrorists in the USA and around the world. While the law expires next week, a court order approving data collection under Section 702 lasts into April. These new bills, such as the USA Liberty Act or the FISA Amen... [Full Article...]

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, US Ambassador Goes Silent

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, US Ambassador Goes Silent A CNN report published this week documented multiple times Hoekstra had referred to " no-go zones ", in European cities during appearances on conservative media, including talk radio, and a print op-ed, and unearthed other instances where he had given fuel to conspiracy theories about Muslims. [Full Article...]

Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off

Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off Jessica, has been in a coma since boxing day after a freak vehicle accident took the lives of her parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60 and her younger sister, Annabelle, 21. "Speaking about the accident, Jessica's uncle, Paul Ponticello, said: "[It's] a day that will be hard to erase from our memory", adding that Lars was known for being an excellent driver. [Full Article...]

Trump to Allow States to Require Medicaid Beneficiaries to Work

Trump to Allow States to Require Medicaid Beneficiaries to Work On January 11, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would allow states to apply for permission to require Medicaid beneficiaries to work or pursue other "community engagement" activities such as volunteering, education and caregiving. [Full Article...]

Dead koala found 'screwed' to post at Australian park

Dead koala found 'screwed' to post at Australian park A koala found screwed to a post in south-east Queensland shows signs of head trauma but its cause of death will not be known until late Thursday at the earliest, Australian authorities say. "This is probably one of the worst things I've ever seen of my whole 10 years of doing this", he said. Adding, 'Whether or not the koala was dead, how somebody would think this was in some way humorous... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway Insists 'Nobody' at White House Talks About Hillary Clinton

Kellyanne Conway Insists 'Nobody' at White House Talks About Hillary Clinton Not only is Conway's claim a generalization of epic proportions, it's also flat-out untrue. The interview came just hours after the president himself mentioned Clinton several times. CUOMO: For a man who says as many things that are as demonstrably false on a pace that we have never seen any president even approach, it is odd that he want's to be in the fact-checking business. [Full Article...]

Female lawmakers to dress in black during State of the Union

Female lawmakers to dress in black during State of the Union The decision came in response to a growing national conversation about sexual harassment and assault that began in the wake of allegations against Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein. Last year Speier acknowledged that she was a victim of sexual assault on Capitol Hill when she was a young congressional aide. Earlier this week, women and men in Hollywood chose to don black at the Golden Globes... [Full Article...]

Deadly protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old girl raped, killed

Deadly protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old girl raped, killed A large number of people including politicians and religious scholars attended the funeral prayers. Medico Legal Officer Quratulain Attique at the District Headquarters Hospital, where the autopsy was performed, said that this was the fourth such incidence they have witnessed in the last seven months. [Full Article...]

European powers to reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal

European powers to reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal Trump has said he would consider scrapping the deal. Trump in October chose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warned he might ultimately terminate it. Following a short trip to Moscow for political negotiations, Zarif has travelled to Brussels to meet with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany t... [Full Article...]


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