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Russian Warplane Flies Within 2 Meters Of Navy Jet

Russian Warplane Flies Within 2 Meters Of Navy Jet The Pentagon said the US pilots tried to "persuade" the Russian pilots to leave the airspace by releasing flares and making multiple calls on an emergency channel established to avoid conflict between USA and Russian forces. Air Force F-22 Raptors intercepted and fired warning flares at two Russian Su-25 jets, after the Russian jets flew east of the de-confliction line that separates Russian- and ... [Full Article...]

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar win big at politically charged Grammys

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar win big at politically charged Grammys It was a moment of levity in a ceremony that covered several serious topics. Others who shined onstage included Lady Gaga, who won over the audience with a rousing performance of the songs "Joanne" and "Million Reasons"; Sam Smith gave a powerful performance of the song "Pray"; and Pink was a vocal powerhouse while she sang "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken". [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Iran Wants Lebanon to Be 'Giant Missile Site'

Netanyahu: Iran Wants Lebanon to Be 'Giant Missile Site' Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Monday morning just prior to leaving for Moscow, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also told Putin that Iran is building weapons factories in Lebanon. Possibly referring to the recent marking of International Holocaust Day on January 27th, the prime minister stated firmly, "We will stand before them [Iran] with all o... [Full Article...]

NAFTA negotiators aim for low-hanging fruit

NAFTA negotiators aim for low-hanging fruit There's no guarantee that ending NAFTA would bring jobs to the United States and economists argue the deficit isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the Trump administration isn't backing down . At an event sponsored by the Washington International Trade Association and reported in the Hagstrom Report, Roberts on December 12 urged Trump not to terminate NAFTA and criticized Sen. [Full Article...]

Irish cabinet set to decide on historic abortion referendum

It is expected to involve the possible repeal of a 1983 constitutional amendment greatly restricting access to abortions. The Attorney General, meanwhile, will brief ministers on his take on what the question should be. Two recent polls have shown a significant move in public opinion since the mid-1980s, when the Roman Catholic Church held sway over public discourse. [Full Article...]

At least 11 killed in Kabul military academy attack

Interior minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said it is believed a second ambulance was also involved in the operation but had left the area, suggesting some would-be attackers may have escaped. "I hope they rise to the occasion", Khalilzad said on Twitter . As rampant terror attacks have dealt a heavy blow to the country, the United Nations and multiple countries strongngly condemned the Saturday's a... [Full Article...]

Trump Blasts EU Trade Policy With US As 'very Unfair'

Trump Blasts EU Trade Policy With US As 'very Unfair' He added: "We can not get our products in. It's very very tough", adding products from the European Union are sold to the United States with "no taxes - very little taxes". "Many countries are puzzled a little bit about the lack of leadership from the United States", Malmstrom said. Trump said: "It's a very unfair situation". [Full Article...]

McCabe Out as House Republicans Prep Nunes Memo for Release

The memo paints the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election as tainted from the start, the paper said . The memo says the Justice Department relied partly on information compiled by Christopher Steele when it initially persuaded the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to approve surveillance of Page, according to three anonymous sources who spoke ... [Full Article...]

King renews support for Palestinians in meeting with President Abbas

King renews support for Palestinians in meeting with President Abbas Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with US Vice President Mike Pence during his Mid East tour last week, Abdullah welcomed him to Amman. [Full Article...]

United Nations workers in Gaza protest Trump's aid cuts

United Nations workers in Gaza protest Trump's aid cuts US officials have demanded UNRWA make unspecified reforms. Teachers, medical professionals and other staff gathered in Gaza City to protest the cuts that UNRWA officials have warned could threaten the education of more than half a million children. [Full Article...]

Sisi to contest Egypt presidential poll virtually unopposed

Sisi to contest Egypt presidential poll virtually unopposed Presidential hopefuls had to submit the required documents to the Authority before 2 p.m. on January 29 in order to be eligible for participation in the elections. He was arrested last Tuesday and his relatives say they have not heard from him since. The electoral commission has said that it will ensure the vote is fair and transparent. [Full Article...]

Police Arrest 7-Year-Old Boy for Allegedly Punching Teacher

Police Arrest 7-Year-Old Boy for Allegedly Punching Teacher Both fell to the ground during the scuffle and the boy grabbed the teacher's hair. The Herald reports the teacher is planning to press charges against the kid. After being immobilized, the first-grader was taken to the principal's office who made a decision to notify the authorities. The boy's father said, "Says he's a danger to society". [Full Article...]

Trump's "New York talk" and Jay-Z tweet

Trump's Two Republican senators said Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russian Federation in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special counsel. [Full Article...]

Russian paralympics team banned from Winter Olympics in March for doping

Russian paralympics team banned from Winter Olympics in March for doping In accordance with IPC rules, flags of a "non-participating country" are forbidden from the stands at the Paralympic Games. Russia has been banned from the 2018 Paralympic Games, officials announced on Monday, refusing to lift a ban because of what they called an insufficient recovery from the Russian doping scandal. [Full Article...]

Matt Gaetz lauds Andrew McCabe resignation as 'a step forward'

Matt Gaetz lauds Andrew McCabe resignation as 'a step forward' Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the White House was not involved in McCabe's decision to leave weeks before his planned retirement. After that, Trump went after McCabe in public and reportedly complained about him to aides in private. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testifies before Congress. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's views on climate change are very unusual

Donald Trump's views on climate change are very unusual Here's what he said about whether he believes in climate change: "There is a cooling, and there's a heating". President Trump expressed deep skepticism about mainstream climate science in his first worldwide TV interview since taking office, making incorrect statements about global temperatures and Arctic sea ice. [Full Article...]

Not serious about Budget session: Opposition

Not serious about Budget session: Opposition The triple talaq bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha . At the all-party ahead of the Budget session, the Prime Minister on Sunday, said the Budget session is very important and the government takes very sincerely the suggestions given about it by opposition during discussion in all party meeting. [Full Article...]

Çavuşoğlu, Lavrov discuss Sochi as opposition to boycott

Çavuşoğlu, Lavrov discuss Sochi as opposition to boycott Speaking after a two-day special meeting on Syria in Vienna, Hariri expressed that as the opposition delegation, they had positive discussions with the U.N., Russian Federation and Turkey in Vienna while adding that they are planning to continue the political transition meetings in Geneva. [Full Article...]

Kabul on edge as IS gunmen launch fresh attack on military compound

Kabul on edge as IS gunmen launch fresh attack on military compound Waziri earlier said that five soldiers were killed but later raised the death toll to 11. Hashmat Faqeri, a resident near the site, told The Associated Press he has heard sounds of explosions and he confirmed a gunbattle is ongoing near the academy. [Full Article...]

Latest forecast on light snow expected overnight

Latest forecast on light snow expected overnight Tuesday and Wednesday in the Omaha area are forecast to be mostly to partly sunny with highs in the mid-40s. Moderate coastal flooding is possible in a few spots, according to the weather service. Temperatures will be warm enough to prevent any major snow accumulation, NWS said. Overnight lows will be in the 20s to lower 30s. Less than 2 inches of snow remained on the ground across Western N... [Full Article...]


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