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Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close

Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close North Korean authorities have responded by sending own anti-South Korean fliers towards Seoul, colored with anti-South Korea propaganda and aggressive threats. The White House was yet to make an official announcement regarding Ivanka's schedule and reveal the names of the other members of the delegations who will be joining the senior adviser to the president during the visit. [Full Article...]

Cochran, Wicker call for 'critical' community health center funding

Cochran, Wicker call for 'critical' community health center funding Miranda Hoffman, chief financial officer at Neighborhood Health Association in Lucas County, said they are focused on reminding Congress why the centers are vital to a community's well-being. Carper said he doesn't support short-term spending bills to fund the federal government, but doesn't expect a government shutdown either. "She gets great care [at the clinic, ] and it costs us little", said... [Full Article...]

Democrats sharpen warning to Trump in wake of disputed memo

Democrats sharpen warning to Trump in wake of disputed memo A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against US President Donald Trump . Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Congress should not continue to be complicit in the presidents unsafe attack on federal law enforcement, and the special counsels investigation should continue t... [Full Article...]

Philippine President Duterte Oversees Bulldozing of Smuggled Luxury Cars

Philippine President Duterte Oversees Bulldozing of Smuggled Luxury Cars He added that the results of the team's research would be given to Filipinos. "Let me be clear about this: Philippine Rise is ours and any insinuation that it is open to everybody should end with this declaration", Piñol quoted President Duterte as saying during a Cabinet meeting on Monday night, February 5th. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for government shutdown over immigration policy

Trump calls for government shutdown over immigration policy Rep. Barbara Comstock , a Virginia Republican who represents a district with thousands of federal workers, confronted Trump about the remark and urged him to avoid another government shutdown . The third-ranking House Republican , Representative Steve Scalise, said negotiations over the debt ceiling were being coupled with the Senate budget talks. [Full Article...]

Eagles soar past Patriots for first Super Bowl crown

Eagles soar past Patriots for first Super Bowl crown Down one point with 5:39 to play Sunday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson chose to go for it on fourth-and-one from their 45-yard line. The final ratings for Super Bowl 52 show the 2018 game garnered a little more than one hundred million viewers, making it the least-watched Super Bowl broadcast in eight years. [Full Article...]

Paris Nightclub Terror Suspect In Brussels Court

Paris Nightclub Terror Suspect In Brussels Court The non-jury trial is a prelude to a second in Paris which prosecutors hope will yield clues about the attacks that killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015 and the suicide bombings months later in Brussels . He also said Muslims are "judged and treated in the worst of ways, mercilessly", and that he is putting his trust in Allah . He nonetheless took the opportunity to voice his views on... [Full Article...]

See the full trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

See the full trailer for The film will also tell us how he met both future co-pilot Chewbacca and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, played here by Donald Glover ( Atlanta ). " Solo: A Star Wars Story" is coming to theaters across the United States on May 25 this year. With the new Solo trailer out, some eagle-eyed fans have spotted Han's lucky dice in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the trailer. [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee chief urges sports court reform after Russian Federation bans lifted

International Olympic Committee chief urges sports court reform after Russian Federation bans lifted Thirteen Russian athletes and two coaches whose life bans for doping were lifted by a top sports court may be invited to take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics, the IOC said Saturday. CAS said a hearing is likely to be held by its ad hoc division today - two days before the opening of the Games - and a decision communicated as soon as possible . [Full Article...]

Opposition MPs go into huddle in Rajya Sabha after House adjourned

Opposition MPs go into huddle in Rajya Sabha after House adjourned Mr Derek O Brien , alleging that the voice of the opposition was being stifled, said, "what happened today has never happened since 1950."Responding to the members, the Deputy Chairman said any matter under Rule 267 can not be raised without the permission of the Chairman". [Full Article...]

Flu Deaths Rise in MO and AR

Flu Deaths Rise in MO and AR The flu has killed a child in Maryland for the first time this season, health officials said Tuesday. This year's flu season has been driven by a strain that tends to put more people in the hospital and caused more deaths than other common flu bugs , the Associated Press reports. [Full Article...]

Any immigration plan without border wall 'waste of time'

Any immigration plan without border wall 'waste of time' The senators' bill also takes steps toward strengthening border security, but doesn't explicitly provide the $25 billion Trump wants for a U.S. -Mexico border wall. Congress must act by then to fund the government or risk another shutdown, like the one last month. Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking Senate Democrat, said a DACA deal is unlikely before Thursday's government shutdown dead... [Full Article...]

Volatility grips world stock markets as FTSE 100 bleeds £50bn

Volatility grips world stock markets as FTSE 100 bleeds £50bn European indexes were down about 2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei lost 4.7 percent. It was up 345 points, or 1.4 percent, at 24,694 as of 3:23 p.m. The dollar index last rose 0.15 percent, with the euro down 0.03 percent to $1.2372. Market pros have been predicting a pullback for some time, noting that declines of 10 percent or more are common during bull markets. S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 were down... [Full Article...]

ANC to meeting on Wednesday to decide Zuma's SONA fate

ANC to meeting on Wednesday to decide Zuma's SONA fate Mr Zuma has repeatedly denied corruption allegations. "The allegations reported in the media that President Jacob Zuma wishes to fire Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and replace him with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma are preposterous and outrageous", read the statement. [Full Article...]

Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo

Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo The classified memo from Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is written to push back against the central allegations of the Republican memo from Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. McCarthy writes, "So far, the FBI and Justice Department have provided only cause for grave concern that they gave a federal court unverified, highly unreliable information that was ... [Full Article...]

India Tests Nuclear-Capable Agni-I Ballistic Missile, Developed Domestically

India Tests Nuclear-Capable Agni-I Ballistic Missile, Developed Domestically The trial has reconfirmed the army's preparedness to fire it at short notice. Weighing around 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg and is capable of hitting a target beyond 700 km. Test-fired in December, this was the third time that a Nirbhay missile trial had failed since March'13. China's Defence Ministry on Tuesday announced it had successfully tested an ... [Full Article...]

Metuh Arrives in Court on a Stretcher

Metuh Arrives in Court on a Stretcher Adopting a motion by Rep Chris Emeka Azubogu (PDP, Anambra), the House said Metuh's life is under grave danger even as he is facing trial on charges of of money laundering. "However, since there was no timeframe in the medical report for the defendant to be fit for trial, we will leave the issue of duration of the adjournment to the discretion of the court", Tahir submitted. [Full Article...]

On immigration, bridging partisan gap will be hard

On immigration, bridging partisan gap will be hard In response, Trump doubled down on his stance that immigrant protections and the wall must be paired up. Softening his position on DACA in an effort to reach a bipartisan deal on immigration reform, President Trump publicly declared his support for DREAMers who meet certain education and work requirements and demonstrate good moral character to acquire US citizenship over a period of 10-12 yea... [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon to speak to Mueller team, House Panel next week

Steve Bannon to speak to Mueller team, House Panel next week The former White House Chief Strategist will not appear at his scheduled testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Fox News reports. "The White House has received a memorandum from the minority members of the House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence", press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said after the House intelligence committee's vote. [Full Article...]

Downed Su-25 jet pilot's body handed over to Russian Federation

Downed Su-25 jet pilot's body handed over to Russian Federation Fillipov was nominated for the Hero of Russian Federation title posthumously. He ejected and fought with rebels on the ground in before blowing himself up with a grenade when they closed in on him. Russia's Defence Ministry said warplanes like the Sukhoi 25 jet would henceforth fly only above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) to ensure their safety. Peskov dismissed Russian Senator Igor Morozov's comme... [Full Article...]


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