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Intelligence Chiefs: Russia intends to keep meddling in USA elections

Intelligence Chiefs: Russia intends to keep meddling in USA elections Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that North Korea poses an "evermore-increasing threat" to the United States. "At a minimum, we expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokespeople, and other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States", he said. [Full Article...]

Merkel and #SPD under renewed fire over German coalition deal

Merkel and #SPD under renewed fire over German coalition deal The party has been forced to act swiftly to fill the vacancy left by Schulz as it prepares for a make-or-break vote by the more than 460,000 members on whether to accept or reject the coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc. [Full Article...]

Putin's Intervention Ended the Israeli-Iranian Confrontation

Putin's Intervention Ended the Israeli-Iranian Confrontation Israel seized upon this to send F-16s to strike the airfield whence the drone originated. "Not much left of it, similar to some parts of the #Syrian air defense array". "These were concealed sites and we have intelligence agencies and the ability to know everything that is going on there - and yesterday we proved that". [Full Article...]

US forces 'killed scores of Russian fighters in Syria while defending position'

US forces 'killed scores of Russian fighters in Syria while defending position' More than 200 mercenaries , mostly Russians fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, died during a failed attack on a base held by USA and Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region. One thing is clear both Mr Putin and United States officials will face pressure to be transparent about such clashes. Presidents Putin and Trump and Putin spoke by phone in an unscheduled call on Mo... [Full Article...]

South African ruling party: Zuma must leave office by end of Tuesday

South African ruling party: Zuma must leave office by end of Tuesday The failure to immediately force Zuma from office will be seen as evidence of deep divisions within the ANC , and underlines the failure of Cyril Ramaphosa , deputy president and the party's leader, to impose his authority on the organisation. [Full Article...]

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals Today, a federal judge granted Attorney General Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General's motion for a preliminary injunction to block President Trump's rescission of DACA. The government has even asked for the Supreme Court to take the case, skipping over the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Garaufis' decision was met with praise from Karen Tumlin of the National Immigration Law Center,... [Full Article...]

Oxfam set for crisis talks amid Haiti sexual abuse scandal

Oxfam set for crisis talks amid Haiti sexual abuse scandal Pressure is now mounting on Mark Goldring, Oxfam's chief executive, who will be summoned to appear before a committee of MPs to be questioned about his response to the scandal. Her resignation came as:- The UK's biggest firms, including M&S and Visa, reportedly said they could axe donations to the charity . "We expect Oxfam to fully clarify the allegations with maximum transparency as a m... [Full Article...]

New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison

New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison Ahmad Khan Rahimi, also known as the "Chelsea bomber", set off the devices in Manhattan. Rahimi was arrested two days after the attacks following a shootout with police which left him in hospital for weeks. Federal prosecutors say he has not shown remorse and has tried to radicalize fellow inmates. He also ordered $562,803 in restitution. "The nature of the crime was heinous, wanton and life-t... [Full Article...]

Trump administration proposes changes to SNAP program

Trump administration proposes changes to SNAP program Currently, SNAP recipients can choose what they spend the money on while shopping at any approved retailer. Currently, SNAP recipients get all of their benefits loaded onto a shopping card they can use at local stores, so long as they follow certain guidelines . [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges world support for Iraq after war with IS

United Nations chief urges world support for Iraq after war with IS The war against the Islamic State group displaced more than 5 million people in Iraq , only half of whom have returned to their hometowns. That figure, however, included not only the contributions made by the 76 countries attending but also worldwide organisations and private sector deals. [Full Article...]

Bhagwat's comment on army triggers outrage despite RSS' clarification

Bhagwat's comment on army triggers outrage despite RSS' clarification Bhagwat on Sunday had said that, "Ours is not a military organisation". "This was no way a comparison between the Indian Army and the Sangh swayamsevaks; it was a comparison between the general society and swayamsevaks". "His statement exposes RSS' hidden agenda to float parallel militias to wreak havoc, crush national unity. Swayamsewaks will be ready to take on the front if the country fac... [Full Article...]

Talks on Zuma's future to be finalized soon: ANC leader

Talks on Zuma's future to be finalized soon: ANC leader He added that ANC members should be supporting one another in defeating those who are protecting and keeping Zuma in office. As the impasse drags on, one of the polygamous Mr Zuma's four current wives, Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, has provoked controversy by posting an Instagram photo of herself with her husband and a comment that the fight was "about to get ugly". [Full Article...]

VP Mike Pence did not stand for unified Korea at Opening Ceremony

VP Mike Pence did not stand for unified Korea at Opening Ceremony Spectators were visibly moved, HuffPost Korea reported, with some in the audience tearing up at the sight. The ministry said that if certain headway is made in making the peninsula nuclear-free, active progress could be yielded in inter-Korean relations. [Full Article...]

Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike

Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike Several of his aides were also killed in the attack . The TTP has been blamed for dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks. A spokesman for the militant group, who's aim is to bring down the Pakistan government said the drone strike happened in the North Waziristan region, on the Pakistani side of the border. [Full Article...]

Six Most Stylish 2018 Winter Olympics Uniforms

Six Most Stylish 2018 Winter Olympics Uniforms The Winter Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony on Friday, attended by several heads of state who witnessed the joint march of North and South Korean athletes, as Games systems played up. Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam. In this case, South Korea's athletes will enter alongside their counterp... [Full Article...]

Iraq needs RM347 billion to rebuild, says minister

Iraq needs RM347 billion to rebuild, says minister The fighters have also been largely defeated in neighboring Syria. Sara Guy/TearfundA displaced family in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The Director General of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning Qusay Abdulfattah said at the conference that the reconstruction of Iraq requires 22 billion dollars urgently in the short term, and 66 billion dollars in the medium term. [Full Article...]

Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the United States and South Korea

Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the United States and South Korea Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea , and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong . As for sharing Moon's box with the North Koreans, the officials said they knew in advance who was going to be in Moon's box to watch the opening ceremony. [Full Article...]

Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin

Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin For us to discuss multiple issues with the United States, the trust that has been lost needs to be restored. "The reason for that missing trust is the US", Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet Daily News. Turkish troops launched an air and ground offensive against YPG-held Afrin in northwestern Syria on January 20, as Ankara treats the Kurdish militants as terrorists associated with th... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea

Kim Jong Un's sister departs South Korea Instead, he'd be treating the occasion as work, a chance to send a message to North Korea that the time for " strategic patience " is over. "And I share that". But North Korea's awful record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Moon's mention of the apology initially caused Abe to express doubt about accepting Seoul's invitation to atten... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un's Sister Invites Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un's Sister Invites Moon to Pyongyang The games have not reduced the USA -led global pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and long-range missile program that is threatening America and the world. Mr Moon and Mr Kim's sister will have another opportunity to talk when they attend the final performance of a visiting North Korean orchestra on Sunday evening in Seoul . [Full Article...]


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