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Iraq Spokesman: US Reducing Troop Levels

Iraq Spokesman: US Reducing Troop Levels Not that we're likely to be told about it. The troops have been mostly training and advising Iraqi forces. As of late September a year ago there were 8,892 USA troops in Iraq. The United States will move troops to Afghanistan from Iraq, however, the shift will not represent a large "exodus" of U.S. soldiers from the country, Department of Defense spokesman Eric Pahon told Sputnik. [Full Article...]

U.S. expresses concern over chemWeap attack in Syria

U.S. expresses concern over chemWeap attack in Syria In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said that five soldiers and one civilian employee were also slightly injured in the attack, as terror groups targeted Turkish forces at the site of a planned sixth observation point in the city. In December, the Syrian army alongside Iranian-backed militias and heavy Russian air power launched a major offensive to take territory in Idlib province. [Full Article...]

Netherlands withdraws ambassador to Turkey as ties plunge to new lows

Netherlands withdraws ambassador to Turkey as ties plunge to new lows The Netherlands officially withdrew its ambassador to Turkey in response to a conflict between the two countries dating back to 2017. Turkish Government Spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Monday: "This does not mean that diplomatic ties between Turkey and the Netherlands are cut off". [Full Article...]

Following Nunes' Memo Release, Democrats Can Only Finger-Point And Accuse

Following Nunes' Memo Release, Democrats Can Only Finger-Point And Accuse The capital geared up for another installment on Monday: the House Intelligence Committee was expected to vote on whether to release a secret Democratic counter-memo that rebuts the one prepared by the majority and its chairman, Rep. Steele's research, according to the memo, "formed an essential part" of the warrant application. Schiff has said he has given his memo to the Justice Department... [Full Article...]

Kenya charges opposition figure present at Raila Odinga 'swearing in' with treason

Kenya charges opposition figure present at Raila Odinga 'swearing in' with treason Kenyatta won the August election, and won the repeat election in October as well after Odinga boycotted it, complaining it would not be fair. Now, in a new year and with President Kenyatta firmly installed in office for his final term, the same observers - both at home and overseas - are alarmed by recent media censorship in the country. [Full Article...]

Metuh Appears in Court on Stretcher

Metuh Appears in Court on Stretcher Sambo Dasuki and also money laundering charges involving $2 billion. Besides, the prosecution which had earlier closed its case after it called eight witnesses that testfied before the court, equally alleged that Metuh was involved in an illicit transaction that involved the exchange of $2million. [Full Article...]

Syrian Airstrikes Kill Civilians in Northern Rebel Territory

Syrian Airstrikes Kill Civilians in Northern Rebel Territory A ministry statement first said the pilot ejected from the aircraft but was killed while resisting capture by anti-regime rebels. It said he had fought to his last breath after ejecting and parachuting to the ground where rebels had attacked him. [Full Article...]

Why rising bond yields causing pain to stocks

Why rising bond yields causing pain to stocks From their recent high, USA shares have fallen 3.9% making it the deepest pullback since a 4.8% fall prior to the November 2016 U.S. election. The market's pullback comes amid concerns about rising bond yields and higher inflation which were reinforced by Friday's January U.S.jobs report that prompted worries the Federal Reserve will raise rates at a faster pace than expected this year. [Full Article...]

Voters may not blame Trump if there's another government shutdown, poll says

Voters may not blame Trump if there's another government shutdown, poll says U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. "We have a lot of dreamers here". Or is their hatred of Trump and lust for power so all-encompassing that they can't bring themselves to sit down with the President, negotiate in good faith and reach a compromise - one that would allow Dreamers not only to stay but also to become American citizens, a compromi... [Full Article...]

Trump Takes Victory Lap Over NFL Kneelers During Ohio Speech

Trump Takes Victory Lap Over NFL Kneelers During Ohio Speech When lawmakers passed the Republican tax bill, Sheffer gave $1,000 bonuses to its employees. Even with the recent losses, US stocks are up since Trump's election. Melendez disagrees with critics who say the tax cuts amount to crumbs for working Americans. Trump is also taking credit for the fact that no football players kneeled during the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl. [Full Article...]

Ryan student murder | Bus conductor given clean chit in CBI chargesheet

Ryan student murder | Bus conductor given clean chit in CBI chargesheet In its chargesheet, the CBI has said that the fingerprints at the scene of the crime matched with the juvenile, the main accused in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu dismissed the plea of the accused saying the stage was not fit for granting bail. [Full Article...]

Police search for man wanted in connection to viral child porn video

Police search for man wanted in connection to viral child porn video Moore stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 214 pounds, Detroit police said. "If you receive this video through social media, report it to the social media platform and delete it immediately, " Garrett said, according to the paper. It is being reported by Montgomery, Alabama NBC affiliate WSFA that the child in the video has been located and is safe. However, sharing that video could lan... [Full Article...]

Police recovers data from murdered Chinese national's phone

Police recovers data from murdered Chinese national's phone Local police believe the incident was a targeted attack against foreigners and have started investigations having been ordered to take all measures necessary to ensure the perpetrators are arrested. The injured Chinese was rushed to Jinnah hospital where he died during treatment. According to Police, the shipping company is a non-CPEC firm operating in Pakistan since 1990. [Full Article...]

BJP will ensure Congress Mukt Karnataka - PM

BJP will ensure Congress Mukt Karnataka - PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi , BJP Leader S.M. Krishna, Ananth Kumar , BJP state unit President B.S. Yeddyurappa with other BJP state leaders during the completion of Parivartan Yatra rally in Bengaluru on Sunday. He promised that Karnataka would be "Congress-mukt' and also free of the corruption. It is a matter of shame if this becomes the identity of a government", said Modi taking the exam... [Full Article...]

McCain, Coons to Introduce Immigration Bill That Won't Make Trump Happy

McCain, Coons to Introduce Immigration Bill That Won't Make Trump Happy Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.). The Trump administration ended the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Obama last fall, and has tasked Congress with finding a legislative solution to it by March 5. [Full Article...]

5-year-old kidnapped child rescued from housing society near Delhi

5-year-old kidnapped child rescued from housing society near Delhi The kidnapper, killed in the shootout, has been identified as Ravi , police said. The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik then transferred the case from Shahdara district to crime branch. "Police have found several footages where they have seen the kidnappers and later with the help of technical surveillance, police started tracking their location", police sources said. [Full Article...]

China, US: Weighing the Options for Future Trade Measures

China, US: Weighing the Options for Future Trade Measures Chinese imports of sorghum have increased rapidly in the last five years and, according to a ministry official, USA subsidies are impacting market prices in China and harming domestic sorghum producers. The trade action comes a year after Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS) from the United States, another product used as a feed in... [Full Article...]

Accused Paris bomber declares his contempt for Belgian court

Accused Paris bomber declares his contempt for Belgian court Abdeslam claimed that the judicial process was biased against Muslims, who he said were treated in a "pitiless" manner with no presumption of innocence. Abdeslam will be transferred to the Belgian courthouse from his Parisan prison each day by a secure convoy, of which the details have been shrouded in secrecy. [Full Article...]

President Trump and Melania had another awkward hand-holding incident

President Trump and Melania had another awkward hand-holding incident President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One upon prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House. On her feet, Melania stomped to Marine One in these suede cheetah print Manolo Blahnik stilettos, which retail for about $595. [Full Article...]

Michel Barnier tells Britain: 'Time has now come to make a choice'

Michel Barnier tells Britain: 'Time has now come to make a choice' A source said: 'I don't doubt this idea is being discussed somewhere in Whitehall, but it is not being discussed in Downing Street. A sub-committee of top Cabinet ministers will meet on Wednesday and Thursday this week to thrash out an agreement on the UK's negotiating stance before the next round of Brexit talks with the European Union , on a transitional deal and a future trade agreement. [Full Article...]


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