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Srinagar attack: Five men arrested for helping militant escape from hospital

Srinagar attack: Five men arrested for helping militant escape from hospital They have also tracked down a motorcycle and another vehicle that the attackers used to flee after the shooting , NDTV reported. Government Thursday appointed Addl SP Police Mukesh Kumar Kakar as the new Superintendent, Central Jail Srinagar . [Full Article...]

Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military'

Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military' A bipartisan budget deal that would fund several healthcare programs has support from Senate leadership, but House Democrats looking to secure a vote on immigration reform are poised to withhold votes for the funding package. After a House vote, the Senate could strip out the defence portion and send it back to the House. "I'm confident there's not going to be a government shutdown ... [Full Article...]

ICC to mount 'preliminary examination' of war on drugs EJKs - Palace

ICC to mount 'preliminary examination' of war on drugs EJKs - Palace Roque said the examination of the complaint, which says Duterte is complicit in the illegal deaths of thousands of Filipinos in his war on drugs , was "a waste of the court's time and resources". Roque said that Duterte welcomed the move because it would give him the opportunity to defend his name and his anti-drug war campaign. "Obviously, this is meant to embarrass the President but the Presi... [Full Article...]

White House staffer quits amid abuse accusations

White House staffer quits amid abuse accusations Late Wednesday, Kelly released a statement claiming "new allegations" had swayed him. No action was taken to remove him from the staff. "He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional", Kelly said. On Tueday, Kelly issued a statement of personal support for Porter. The two ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, said they detailed Porter's abuse to the Federal Bureau of... [Full Article...]

South Korea spy agency: N. Korea possibly behind Coincheck heist

South Korea spy agency: N. Korea possibly behind Coincheck heist White House officials say Pence is traveling to Alaska, Japan, and South Korea to ensure North Korea doesn't "hijack" the games. He also said Washington may see as an avenue to deliver messages to Kim Jong-un. Yet both he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have conspicuously kept the door open to such an interaction, while simultaneously avoiding any suggestion that the USA was pushing or seekin... [Full Article...]

Bannon Reportedly To Skip Testifying Before House Panel

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials say the release of classified materials for political point-scoring sets a unsafe precedent. The poll does show a dip in confidence in USA law enforcement agencies from Republicans, Reuters reported , which marks an unusual distrust from GOP voters, who traditionally largely support such agencies. [Full Article...]

WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice

WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice It suggest that showers will be more frequent in the west and north of the country. The warning is in place from 9pm tonight until 9am on Friday morning. "Highs of 4C to 6C in blustery northwesterly winds". Temperatures reaching 5-7C, but add on the wind chill and it will feel colder than this in the north. [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland faces slump in growth if United Kingdom leaves European Union without deal

Northern Ireland faces slump in growth if United Kingdom leaves European Union without deal In the joint report agreed with the EU at the December European Council , we reached an agreement that will maintain the common travel area. "This is a democratic and patriotic effort to recover our future and we welcome support for our efforts from many quarters", he said. [Full Article...]

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties As part of the Senate deal, another short-term spending bill would be passed to fund the government until the two-year budget agreement was finalized and passed. Disaster relief: Provide between $80 billion and $90 billion for hurricane and wildfire disaster relief. "The commitment to invest $6 billion over the next two years is a good start for OH communities in desperate need of resources... [Full Article...]

USA to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns

North Korea is sending its nominal head of state , Kim Jong Nam- the highest-level visitor to the South from the North in recent memory. South Korean President Moon Jae-in granted another concession today, agreeing to meet a delegation from Pyongyang that could include Kim's sister. [Full Article...]

Watch Curling Begin 2018 South Korea Games

Watch Curling Begin 2018 South Korea Games The reports said 4,000 of the latest $1,100 (£791.6) Samsung smartphones were being given to athletes attending the Winter Games , but athletes from Iran and North Korea would be excluded because of sanctions against the two countries. [Full Article...]

Sleet, snow and ice headed to the Valley

Sleet, snow and ice headed to the Valley Moving forward, the weather remains dry and very cold overnight , with wind chills as low at -20 Tuesday morning. Low around 11. Light east wind . An area of low pressure will quickly sweep across Iowa into IL during the day Monday , spreading a swath of accumulating snow across the entire area. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu suggests police could implicate him in corruption probe

Netanyahu suggests police could implicate him in corruption probe Netanyahu's video came following reports in the media that police will recommend that Netanyahu stand trial over bribery in Case 1000. In the so-called Case 1000, Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, are suspected of receiving illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors, most notably hundreds of thousands of shekels' worth of cigars and champagne from the Israeli-born Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked

Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked Sen. Ted Cruz also seized on the agent's death in calling for increased border enforcement. Authorities appear ready to rule out the possibility that Martinez and his partner were attacked or ambushed. "Our view hasn't changed. Our view is he was attacked", Cabrera said, "It seems to me that they don't have any leads". Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office described the incident as a "murder". [Full Article...]

Police in China are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses

Police in China are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses In fact, various reports also state that the breakthrough has helped the police nab around arrested seven people who were suspected of being involved in kidnapping and hit-and-run cases. The sunglasses have a small camera attached on the right-hand lens, connected by an electronic lead to a hand-held device, loaded with an app where officers can process images of suspicious individuals. [Full Article...]

Bermuda trades same-sex marriage for domestic partnerships

Bermuda trades same-sex marriage for domestic partnerships The British overseas territory's governor signed legislation into law Wednesday night that replaces same-sex marriages with domestic partnerships. In May 2017, the Supreme Court of Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage. gives same-sex couples rights equivalent to those enjoyed by heterosexual married couples; rights that were not guaranteed before the passage of this Act". [Full Article...]

Winter storm and snow fall warning issued

Winter storm and snow fall warning issued That's not good for travel on Wednesday, so plan ahead. Environment Canada issued a winter storm watch for Calgary Tuesday afternoon, warning "a long period of widespread snowfall, with total amounts of 25 to 35 centimetres is possible Wednesday evening into Friday". [Full Article...]

Maldives president accuses judges of plotting to overthrow him

Maldives president accuses judges of plotting to overthrow him Yet China , which has close ties to the Yameen government, warned against any outside interference, calling on the global community to respect the Maldives' sovereignty and not "take actions that may further complicate the situation". He imposed a state of emergency on Monday. During Gayoom's tenure, who served as the Maldivian President from 1978 to 2008, multi-party democracy had prevailed ... [Full Article...]

Clinton campaign fed Steele info for Trump dossier - Senate Judiciary Committee

Clinton campaign fed Steele info for Trump dossier - Senate Judiciary Committee Last month, it was revealed that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recommended that the government open a criminal investigation into the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, Christopher Steele. Steele's work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility ", the criminal referral states. [Full Article...]

European Union officials agree to meet Turkey's Erdogan in March despite poor ties

European Union officials agree to meet Turkey's Erdogan in March despite poor ties Mr Kalin said all outstanding criteria had now been met. The European Commission, which verifies compliance, could not immediately be reached for confirmation. In a brief statement, the Holy See said Francis and Erdogan discussed the Middle East "with particular reference to the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region through dialogue and negotiati... [Full Article...]


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