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Don't Blame Rand Paul for Last Night's Shutdown

Don't Blame Rand Paul for Last Night's Shutdown The left flank of the Democrats and the Republican's fiscally conservative Tea Party wing have already voiced their intention to vote against the bipartisan bill . "Nobody wants a shutdown ", Pelosi told the House moments before the vote. He also called the bill a "big victory" for the military. Paul's dissent dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours past the deadline, underscorin... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence avoids North Korean official at Olympic reception

A spokesperson for President Moon said he hoped the two countries would work towards a summit and called on the USA and North Korea to resume dialogue. "South Korea has some hard homework to solve regarding some countries", President Moon said in a speech before Pence arrived. The Winter Olympics are underway after a vibrant opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday. [Full Article...]

Myanmar: Security forces face 'action' over killings

Myanmar: Security forces face 'action' over killings Yanghee Lee, the United Nations human rights investigator for Myanmar who has been barred from visiting the Rohingya areas, echoed that call and added in a tweet: "Independent & credible investigation needed to get to the bottom of the Inn Din massacre ". [Full Article...]

North Korea judged victor of diplomatic gold at Olympics

North Korea judged victor of diplomatic gold at Olympics As the first medals were being won at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , we got our first glimpse of the North Korean "cheerleaders". The announcement was the first development stemming from Moon's efforts to use the Olympics in an effort to improve relations with North Korea . [Full Article...]

4 elephants killed in collision with passenger train in India

4 elephants killed in collision with passenger train in India Another elephant was seriously injured in the accident, he added. The engine of the train derailed due to the impact at 9.40 p.m. If locals claims are taken in account, the accident spot was an identified elephant corridor. Seventy elephants had lost their lives past year due to electrocution, speeding trains, poisoning, human attacks, and other accidents besides natural death, a forest depart... [Full Article...]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Oman

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Oman PM will also address the 6th edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai, where India is the Guest Country of Honour. Plans and information about the temple were presented to Mr Modi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, by members of the temple committee before delegations began talks on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Israeli, Iranian confrontation in Syria unlikely to escalate into war

Israeli, Iranian confrontation in Syria unlikely to escalate into war After his military shot down an Iranian drone infiltrating Israeli airspace and struck numerous Syrian military bases, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Jewish State will stop at nothing and aggressively attack its enemies to ensure the safety of its people. [Full Article...]

Judge Loya's death: United Oppn petitions Prez

Judge Loya's death: United Oppn petitions Prez Loya. It was signed by 114 MPs from 15 parties, including the TMC, SP, NCP, DMK, RJD and AAP as well as the Left parties. "This can not be decided through public interest", senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters and demanded a Special Investigation Team of officers selected by the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

John Kelly willing to resign as scandal roils White House, officials say

John Kelly willing to resign as scandal roils White House, officials say Paul LePage. Trump did not express sympathy for the two women who this week gave graphic accounts of the verbal and physical abuse they said they suffered while married to Porter, who resigned on Wednesday. "It's a, obviously, tough time for him". The president said he had only "recently" learned of the allegations against his former aide and was surprised. [Full Article...]

YPG spokesperson says Turkey bogged down in Afrin

Said that since the start of 2018, at least 11 children who attended Save the Children-supported schools, as well as one of the teachers, have been killed, the report said. The Syrian army could not be reached for comment. Two children and a woman were among the victims, the sources said. But seven years on, the war in Syria shows no signs of ending anytime soon. [Full Article...]

Congress heads into big immigration fight

Congress heads into big immigration fight The debate in the upper house of Congress over a bipartisan budget deal that will unlock funding for federal agencies is scheduled to restart at 12:01 a.m., according to a message on the Senate website . "Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned the delay put lawmakers "in risky territory", and several fellow Republicans confronted Paul in the chamber about his strategy €" but he refused to... [Full Article...]

Boston radio host suspended after 'insensitive and regrettable' bit

Boston radio host suspended after 'insensitive and regrettable' bit Fauria chose to take the role of Yee for the skit, and he used a racist/stereotypical Asian voice and tones when playing the role of the agent ( audio can be heard at Deadspin ). He is of Chinese descent, but he was born in Sacramento, Calif., and does not speak with any distinct accent. For me, I don't know why, Don Yee sounds like an Asian guy, ' Fauria said on-air Friday, according to Deadspin. [Full Article...]

Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool

Hardik dubs Mamata 'lady Gandhi', gets offer to join Trinamool I requested him to join politics. Criticising Narendra Modi for remaining silent on the important issues, Hardik Patel said he wants to see someone as the Prime Minister of the country who will speak on core issues like education, employment, agriculture, health and security or safety of the country and not someone who spends 90 minutes criticising the opposition in the Parliament. [Full Article...]

US Congress stumbles into government shutdown, budget deal stalled

US Congress stumbles into government shutdown, budget deal stalled Exact spending would be left to the appropriations committees but included in the funding is $10 billion to invest in infrastructure, $2.9 billion for child care and $3 billion to combat opioid and substance abuse, CNN reported . The conservative House Freedom Caucus has already indicated it will not support the spending increases . Passing 245 to 182, the House bill would fund mo... [Full Article...]

Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash

Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash The accident happened at around 6.15 p.m. when a bus on its way to Tai Po from Shatin racecourse toppled to its left on Tai Po Road, New Territories, destroying a bus station on roadside. Photos and videos published by local media or posted by users on social media showed the gold-colored bus lying on its side while emergency workers treat injured passengers nearby. [Full Article...]

Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

At least 79 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants, Islamic State (IS) members were killed in Saturday air strikes, raising the total number to 1,141 since the beginning of "Operation Olive Branch" in Afrin, the Turkish general staff said . [Full Article...]

Meet sister Kim Yo Jong, N. Korea's political princess

Meet sister Kim Yo Jong, N. Korea's political princess The personal invitation from Kim was delivered by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul . Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television. Saturday's meeting also involved the North's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, who led what apparently turned ... [Full Article...]

Speciale difesa: Corea del Nord, conclusa parata militare a Pyongyang

Speciale difesa: Corea del Nord, conclusa parata militare a Pyongyang In Corea del Nord , ieri, non hanno visto nulla di tutto questo, che è andato invece in onda su tutte le televisioni del resto del mondo. Il gruppo, dopo un breve incontro con Cho, si è diretto alla stazione dovendo in poco più di un'ora raggiungere PyeongChang con il treno ad alta velocità per la cerimonia di apertura delle Olimpiadi . [Full Article...]

North Korea invites South Korean president to visit

He remained seated when the joint Korean team entered the stadium, in contrast to Moon who stood along with Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, to applaud. It "has had way worse ups-and-downs than the "lipstick diplomacy" of the "propaganda Olympics", he wrote, and Moon was unlikely to be "seriously bowled over by some united squad medals and a trip to Pyongyang". [Full Article...]

Israel raids inside Syria since 2013

Israel raids inside Syria since 2013 Earlier on Saturday, Israeli army shot down an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck a number of Iranian targets in the war-torn country, according to the Israeli military. He said from the 348 RFMF soldiers on the ground, around 80 plus soldiers were in Syria and the rest were deployed on the Israeli side. Meanwhile, Lebanon's National News Agency reports an errant anti-aircr... [Full Article...]


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