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Venezuela Calls April 22 Presidential Election

Venezuela Calls April 22 Presidential Election The elections were originally scheduled for December. The BBC's Katy Watson says that with talks between the two sided now stalled because of disagreements over electoral conditions, the political battle continues, as does the uncertainty as to how the opposition will participate in the upcoming vote. [Full Article...]

Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus

Syria says Israeli warplanes attacked its military near Damascus In the eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital Damascus , 25 people including innocent civilians , women, and children lost their lives. "It's really violent", said Tareq Abdelhaq, an activist. Syria Civil Defence , also known as the White Helmets, said that nine people were treated for breathing difficulties, including three White Helmet volunteers. [Full Article...]

Germany Has A Government Again - If The Voters Approve It

Germany Has A Government Again - If The Voters Approve It Senior CSU members said the party's leadership approved the agreement unanimously on Thursday. Spain's La Vanguardia wrote: "The SPD seizes power from Merkel in Germany's new grand coalition". He changed his mind when CDU/CSU coalition talks with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens broke down. To secure a deal between the two parties, the 443,000 SPD members would have to approve a coa... [Full Article...]

Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM

Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM He spoke of the heroism of ordinary Americans and first responders who dove into flood waters after hurricanes, firefighters who braved smoke and flames during the California wildfires and responded to the "horrific shootings" in Las Vegas. [Full Article...]

South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister

South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister Moon has looked to the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with the North - a move Pence cautioned against. A day before the opening ceremony of the games, tens of thousands of North Korean soldiers marched Thursday in the country's capital along with tanks and trucks mounted with rocket launchers to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. [Full Article...]

House Dems Cancel Maryland Retreat As Lawmakers Struggle To Avoid Shutdown

The deal would provide the Defense Department with an additional $80 billion over the cap while the nation's domestic budget would receive a boost of about $60 billion. "We came together with an agreement that is very good for the American people ", Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. "I sincerely hope I never face that again", said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of I... [Full Article...]

Norway Winter Olympic team orders 15000 eggs by mistake

Norway Winter Olympic team orders 15000 eggs by mistake More Olympic coverage from Yahoo Sports :• 10 things you didn't know about Lindsay Vonn • Drone-catching drones to be used as security tactic • The joint Korean women's hockey team is coached by ... OL-leiren bestilte 1500 egg gjennom å oversette via Google Translate. But it was wrong. However, when the monstrous delivery of 15,000 eggs arrived, it became clear that something had gotten los... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Even so, Pence and other USA officials seemed to be open to the possibility of a meeting, even if they were not actively seeking one. It's unclear whether any member of the North Korean government delegation will hold talks with US officials during the Olympics . [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit South Korea in a historic first

Kim Jong-Un's sister to visit South Korea in a historic first Since the last military parade on April 15, 2017, the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founding leader, Pyongyang has launched a series of intercontinental ballistic missiles that could deliver nuclear weapons to anywhere on the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Super Bowl LII Averaged 103.4 Million Viewers

Super Bowl LII Averaged 103.4 Million Viewers Despite the mishap, NBC said that Super Bowl 52's 47.4/70 overnight rating/share ranks ninth among all Super Bowls and is the third best of the 19 Super Bowls NBC has televised. Over on NBC's livestream of the big game, technical glitches included the apparent omission of commercials, which many Super Bowl fans count as one of the top reasons for tuning in. [Full Article...]

Italian investigators testify British model was 'brutally' moved in suitcase during kidnapping

Italian investigators testify British model was 'brutally' moved in suitcase during kidnapping Their testimony in the case against Lukasz Pawel Herba for the kidnapping of 20-year-old Chloe Ayling. The 30-year-old is facing up to 25 years in jail if convicted of kidnapping the model after luring her to Milan on the false pretext of taking part in a modelling shoot and holding her captive for six days. [Full Article...]

Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena

Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena Schiff and other Democrats have raised questions about whether the committee chairman, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California, coordinated with the White House in drafting the GOP memo . The Democratic document attempts to counter some of the arguments and evidence put forward by the Republicans. Trump tweeted that Schiff is "one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington" and "must be s... [Full Article...]

Syrian govt strikes kill 32 civilians

Syrian govt strikes kill 32 civilians It was the second day of an intensified attack on the region. Over the course of the last week, dozens of civilians have been killed in Idlib as Russian and regime warplanes target residential areas and refugee camps. Paulo Pinheiro, in a statement, added that the spiraling violence in Syria had made "a mockery of the so-called "de-escalation zones" - an agreement previous year between Russia,... [Full Article...]

Drowsy driving crashes 8 times higher than federal estimates in AAA study

Drowsy driving crashes 8 times higher than federal estimates in AAA study Channel 9 learned that the reason national statistics differ so much from the AAA study is that it can be hard for law enforcement to determine if someone is drowsy unless they admit it. Pulling into a rest stop and taking a quick catnap - at least 20 minutes, but no more than 30 minutes - can help keep you alert. "Unfortunately, many drivers overestimate their ability to overcome fatigue and ... [Full Article...]

Young boy rescued from claw machine at Florida restaurant

Young boy rescued from claw machine at Florida restaurant Firefighters responded to a Florida restaurant where a young boy had climbed inside a claw machine and found himself trapped. The post read: "Oftentimes we say to ourselves that you never know what the next shift will bring". When asked if the boy ended up with the stuffed animal he wanted following the ordeal, the EMS Department posted, "Yes...he did!" 'Engine 10 led by Lt. [Full Article...]

U.S. to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns

U.S. to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns According to the United Nations command, in 2017 more than 105,000 tourists visited the JSA from South Korea, while almost 30,000 visited from North Korea, which has expanded its tourist offerings in recent years. "And now the US and South Korea are not working together", Straub says. North and South Korean athletes will march under the same flag during the Opening Ceremony and will field a jo... [Full Article...]

USA senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree

USA senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree The agreement would give the Pentagon an $80 billion increase for the current budget year for core defense programs, a 14 percent increase over current limits that exceeds Trump's budget request by $26 billion. "We have reached the budget deal that neither side loves but both sides can be proud of", he pointed out. "Without a commitment from Speaker Ryan comparable to the commitment from... [Full Article...]

Taking back the House will be harder than Democrats think

Taking back the House will be harder than Democrats think The generic-ballot polling average , which for months had shown Democrats with a double-digit edge in November's congressional elections, narrowed to just 5 percentage points last week. According to an extremely useful comprehensive spreadsheet compiled by Daily Kos , across 70 special elections in 2017, Democrats ran 10 points ahead of Clinton and 7 points ahead of Barack Obama's 2012 results... [Full Article...]

North Korea Military Parade: What Missiles Were On Display?

North Korea Military Parade: What Missiles Were On Display? But Pence will bring the father of Otto Warmbier, the young American who died after being detained in North Korea, as his guest to the ceremony and has said Washington is preparing its "toughest sanctions ever" on North Korea. The promotion is a sign Kim Jong-un is consolidating his position by drawing his most important people closer to the center of power, experts and officials say. [Full Article...]

Disclosing Rafale details will compromise national security: Government

Disclosing Rafale details will compromise national security: Government It clarified that the approximate acquisition cost of the Rafale aircraft has already been provided in Parliament. "Provision of exact item-wise cost and other information will reveal, inter alia, details regarding the various customizations and weapons systems specially created to augment the effectiveness and lethality of the assets, impact our military preparedness and compromise our national s... [Full Article...]


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