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Supreme Court won't hear Trump's 'Dreamers' challenge just yet

Supreme Court won't hear Trump's 'Dreamers' challenge just yet The justices, without elaboration or dissent, refused to expedite Mr Trump's appeal of a lower-court decision stopping him from winding down the programme, which protects some 700,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and gives them permission to work. [Full Article...]

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties

Plans suspended to tax Jerusalem church properties Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat established a team headed by Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi to come to a solution on collecting taxes from churches. The sought for amendments include additional items related to "the establishment of a sovereign state of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital", Anadolu news agency ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation compromised 7 states prior to 2016 election, USA intel sources say

Russian Federation compromised 7 states prior to 2016 election, USA intel sources say The officials said that several states were warned about the breaches before the 2016 election, but none were told that Moscow was behind it. "There was no indication that a County system, or one of our valued partners, had been breached", Christina White, Miami-Dade's elections supervisor. [Full Article...]

USA threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto

USA threatens action against Iran after Russia UN veto It's unsurprising that Russian Federation would provide cover to Iran given the two countries have been allies for years due to their shared hatred toward the West. They particularly noted the United Nations finding that the Houthis' ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia "has the potential to turn a local conflict into a broader regional one". [Full Article...]

Judge sets Manafort's federal trial date for September 17

Judge sets Manafort's federal trial date for September 17 Manafort pleaded not guilty Wednesday during an appearance in federal court in Washington , D.C. - after Gates pleaded guilty to two charges on Friday. Manafort also faces charges in the federal court of the Eastern District of Virginia, including bank fraud and tax fraud, which were returned by a grand jury there last week. [Full Article...]

Meghalaya Assembly Poll Begins Amid Tight Security

Meghalaya Assembly Poll Begins Amid Tight Security He said the polling was smoothly conducted in the state, barring some sporadic incidents. Interestingly, the BJP failed to win a single seat in the 2013 elections in the state. With Tuesday's elections, the polling process for all the three North-eastern states-Tripura, which went to the polls earlier this month, is the third-is complete. [Full Article...]

Prezzo to close 100 restaurants - HUNDREDS of jobs at risk

Prezzo to close 100 restaurants - HUNDREDS of jobs at risk The chain, which numbers 300 branches in the United Kingdom, is understood to have recruited the services of turnaround specialist AlixPartners to assist with the plans, which include shutting down its Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga. A source close to the company said it would try to redeploy staff wherever possible. Restaurants are also feeling the strain of stiff competition in the crowded casual d... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabian Women Will Now Be Able to Join the Country's Military

Saudi Arabian Women Will Now Be Able to Join the Country's Military Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. The appointment, made on Monday, comes as King Salman approved plans for the development of the Saudi Ministry of Defense. [Full Article...]

Kanchi Sankaracharya laid to rest close to guru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati’s grave

Kanchi Sankaracharya laid to rest close to guru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati’s grave He was the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt. "Om Shanti to the departed soul", Modi tweeted. "He was the "jagatguru" (guru of the world)", a distraught woman devotee said. Devotees can have darshan pay last respects throughout ( including today night) until Thursday morning. After 17 days, he had his homecoming, and was welcomed by thousands of devotees. [Full Article...]

USA embassy to move to Jerusalem in May

USA embassy to move to Jerusalem in May Trump administration officials had said previously that the embassy move would take place in 2019. The Palestinian and US are reportedly holding secret talks brokered by Saudi Arabia to improve relations between the two sides after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying he will move US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [Full Article...]

Evangelist Billy Graham's body taken to his hometown in 130-mile procession

Evangelist Billy Graham's body taken to his hometown in 130-mile procession And they responded with stories. Members of both parties responded to the news of Graham's death with kind words, and recollections of the evangelist's outsize role in American life, including by noting that he was a counselor to USA presidents, spanning decades. [Full Article...]

Erdogan tells a weeping girl, 6, she would receive honors if martyred

Erdogan tells a weeping girl, 6, she would receive honors if martyred After trying to comfort Amine, Erdogan told the crowd: "She has the Turkish flag in her pocket". "If she is martyred, they will lay a flag on her, inshallah ". Mr. Erdogan thanked the volunteers but said the Turkish Army had professional soldiers to do the job. Yes, a lieutenant colonel of gendarmes' special operations unit, praise be! He makes public speeches every day and sometimes several ... [Full Article...]

Sunny and warmer Tuesday

Sunny and warmer Tuesday Scattered showers are expected and the rain will continue through Thursday . "Rainfall amounts into Friday could top out at 3/4" to an inch. Most of the rain tapers off towards the afternoon, but clouds hang tough overhead. Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer. FIRST ALERT: Wednesday looks like a wet and sloppy day with highs around 70 degrees. We're looking at a gorgeous night ahead w... [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Moves To Drop Charges Against Rick Gates

Special Counsel Moves To Drop Charges Against Rick Gates Gates first pleaded not guilty to an eight-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Washington in October. Special counsel Robert Mueller is closing in on the truth. So if Mueller isn't using Gates to get to Manafort, that means he's probably talking to him about the Trump campaign itself. And most , 55%, now say they think the President has attempted to interfere in the investig... [Full Article...]

Norway's Global Seed Vault set for multimillion-dollar fortification

Norway's Global Seed Vault set for multimillion-dollar fortification A year ago, a flood at the vault's entrance prompted a re-evaluation of the facility's ability to fend off the effects of climate change (thankfully the flood didn't damage the facility). The work will include the construction of a concrete access tunnel, a building for emergency power and refrigerating units, as well as electrical equipment that will emit heat through the tunnel. [Full Article...]

Ruling BJD candidate wins Bijepur Assembly bypoll defeating BJP

Ruling BJD candidate wins Bijepur Assembly bypoll defeating BJP Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had spent a night in the constituency during his hectic two-day schedule of rallies. BJD is maintaining their lead and is ahead of BJP and Congress in Bijepur. On the other hand, BJP and Congress offices wore a deserted look. The by-poll was necessitated due to the death of Congress MLA Subal Sahu in August past year. [Full Article...]

AAP slapgate: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal invites babus for talks

AAP slapgate: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal invites babus for talks The AAP said they had been assured of police action against the perpetrators. "We had asked for the CCTV camera footage and hard disk on February 20 itself but there was no response". With no end to the stalemate in sight, Gautam, who is the social welfare minister, said trust building is not the work of political executive only. [Full Article...]

Kirk Cousins: Minnesota Vikings will be in 'very heavy' on QB

Kirk Cousins: Minnesota Vikings will be in 'very heavy' on QB However, there may need to be some fancy footwork in the contract to make it more cap friendly in the latter years. He started the 2017 season on the PUP list, but was reactivated in Week 10. In fact, the Vikings just played in the NFC Championship game in January. "In a ideal world, I would have loved to have been dressing". When this injury happened, I can go through it, we researched this... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes bid to pressure Iran over Yemen

Russian Federation vetoes bid to pressure Iran over Yemen Russian Federation vetoed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution Monday that would have censured Iran for failing to prevent its arms from reaching Yemen in violation of a U.N. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley briefs the media in front of remains of Iranian "Qiam" ballistic missile provided by Pentagon at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2017. [Full Article...]

Shahbaz Sharif elected interim chief of PML-N

Shahbaz Sharif elected interim chief of PML-N Maryam Nawaz in her tweet said, "Raja Zafarul Haq, PM Abbasi & CM SS proposal elicited a resounding approval from CWC". Shahbaz Sharif is now the chief minister of the Punjab province. He was first elected as the PML-N president during exile in 2002, due to the registration of cases against Nawaz. Acording to Geo News, Shehbaz Sharif , who is said to be a consensus choice for the top party ... [Full Article...]


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