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Turkey's president expresses condolences over death of Russian pilot in Syria

Turkey's president expresses condolences over death of Russian pilot in Syria Regime forces targeted "areas from which the shells were launched in Eastern Ghouta, inflicting heavy losses upon the armed groups' ranks and destroying a number of their mortar launchers", the state-run SANA news agency said. "We continue our s with Russia", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with TGRT Haber, when asked about possible tensions with Moscow over Afrin. [Full Article...]

BC government boosts minimum wage to $12.65 in June

BC government boosts minimum wage to $12.65 in June Lanzinger says the next phase in the fair wage process involves exemptions from minimum wage. Recommendations for a minimum wage for workers in hospitality, agriculture, resident care and live-in support will come in March. "We believe that 2021 is not overly aggressive, in fact it's going to be a disappointment to some", Premier John Horgan told a news conference Thursday at a coffee shop in No... [Full Article...]

Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

This year, the reclusive state led by Kim Jong Un is expected to reap no more than half the foreign currency it did in 2016, when sanctions entered effect in earnest. Last year, the US Treasury Department included Kim Yo Jong on its list of blacklisted officials . Kim Jong-Il fathered both Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong with his third partner, former dancer Ko Yong-Hui. [Full Article...]

Durham Student dies after a queue 'crush' outside busy nightclub

Durham Student dies after a queue 'crush' outside busy nightclub According to Missoula's website, the club was hosting the Game Over event which features 50% off drinks all night. They added: "The 20-year-old Durham University student died in the vicinity of Missoula night club in Durham following an incident at about 11:55pm last night". [Full Article...]

Police recover remains of six people in alleged serial killer probe

Police recover remains of six people in alleged serial killer probe Idsinga said that with the discovery of three more sets of remains, the investigation into McArthur continues to grow in scope. Idsinga said more charges against McArthur, are expected - who is now facing five counts of first-degree murder. [Full Article...]

Senate Spending Deal Includes Boost for Military, Disaster Aid

Senate Spending Deal Includes Boost for Military, Disaster Aid Trump emphasized a big boost in military spending as a priority, but the bill also includes additional funding for domestic programs requested by the Democrats . Democrats have pushed hard to tie immigration to the funding fight, and Republicans blamed the opposition party for triggering a three-day government shutdown over the issue last month. [Full Article...]

Chuck Schumer Called For Military Parade In 2014

Chuck Schumer Called For Military Parade In 2014 We don't have a plan yet. "Defense counsel... have promised to make a filing on February 16, 2018, and agree to necessary adjustment to existing scheduling to avoid prejudice to Plaintiffs". Such parades in other countries are usually staged to celebrate victories in battle or showcase military might. "Our men and women in uniform work tirelessly to accomplish the mission every day". [Full Article...]

World's worst police sketch actually looks like the suspect

World's worst police sketch actually looks like the suspect The witness that provided the sketch also provided a description to local authorities, at the time of the initial police report on January 30. While the sketch provided appeared amateurish, police say, it helped jog the memory of at least one investigator, who was able to provide Nguyen's name as a suspect. [Full Article...]

CNN's Alisyn Camerota destroys Republican candidate after he calls Holocaust a 'scam'

CNN's Alisyn Camerota destroys Republican candidate after he calls Holocaust a 'scam' Camerota kicked off the interview by showing footage of a deeply unhinged Jones speech at a neo-Nazi event . "You're a Nazi", he said. Camerota asks bluntly at the top of the interview. "You can have your own conspiracy theories, but you can't have your own facts", Camerota replied. Hitler did conduct a genocidal regime, Auschwitz did exist, and the Nuremberg trials did happen. [Full Article...]

Pentagon: Undefined Place for Military Parade Ordered by Trump

One Twitter user who describes himself as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran had a counter-argument for those who think a parade is needed to show appreciation for our military troops. US military veterans are much more pro-Trump than nearly any other group, with data showing they chose him over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election by a large 60 percent-to-34 percent margin. [Full Article...]

North and South Korea teaming up a benefit for both sides

North and South Korea teaming up a benefit for both sides The North Korean and US delegations are both expected to attend a reception hosted by Moon ahead of the opening ceremony for the Games, but North Korea's foreign ministry has said there will be no meeting with Pence. South Korea and the North held three rounds of talks last month to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Olympics. He also ratcheted up his rhetoric on the North's ... [Full Article...]

Remaining members of ISIL's 'Beatles' captured

Remaining members of ISIL's 'Beatles' captured The US state department says the four-man cell was responsible for beheading several Westerners including US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and American aid worker Peter Kassig. The fourth member, Davis, was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organisation and jailed for seven-and-a-half years at a court in Silivri, Turkey, in May 2017. [Full Article...]

North Korea hosts military parade on eve of South's Olympics

North Korea hosts military parade on eve of South's Olympics North Korea's Winter Olympics delegation were swamped by media as they attended their welcome ceremony at the Athletes' Village in Gangneung on Thursday. But the government announced last month that it was moving the celebration to February 8, in an apparent attempt to draw global attention before it turns to Friday's Olympics opening ceremonies in the host city of Pyeongchang. [Full Article...]

US Vice President Pence to announce "toughest" sanctions against North Korea

US Vice President Pence to announce She is to arrive Friday on a private jet to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games later that day, and will join South Korean President Moon Jae-in for lunch on Saturday, presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said. The US "will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games". The 90-minute "curtailed military parade" was not broadcast liv... [Full Article...]

Rabobank to forfeit over $500 million in money-laundering case

Rabobank to forfeit over $500 million in money-laundering case They must investigate suspicious accounts or transactions and report any troublesome activity to the Treasury Department. The US blamed the bank that it paid millions of dollars indicating criminal activity. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in San Diego, said to the news agency. The bank admitted that its anti-money laundering program was "deficient" as it... [Full Article...]

Bush: 'Pretty clear evidence' that Russians meddled in election

Bush: 'Pretty clear evidence' that Russians meddled in election United States intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election to help Mr Trump win. Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach MORE said Wednesday that Russian Federation is already attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces

Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces Palestinian officials condemned the move and said it seemed to be the result of a change in USA policy toward Israel. Six protesters were hit by rubber bullets and 12 suffered from tear gas inhalation. There were no casualties among the Israeli forces. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. [Full Article...]

'Mass STABBING' at Christian church ceremony leaves two in critical condition

'Mass STABBING' at Christian church ceremony leaves two in critical condition He later died of his injuries. Two other people received punctures to the hand and arm trying to stop the attacker. Moreno was being held at the Nueces County jail on Thursday on charges of murder and aggravated assault. A church service inside a Texas home turned bloody on Wednesday when one of the parishioners suddenly lunged at a band member and fatally stabbed him and wounded the pastor and tw... [Full Article...]

Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms

As the Senate leaders were announcing their agreement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was holding the floor in the House, declaring she would oppose the measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect the younger immigrants. [Full Article...]

House approves bill to avert shutdown

House approves bill to avert shutdown McConnell has promised the Senate will debate competing immigration proposals next week if Congress can avert a shutdown , but neither he nor Schumer would embrace a specific policy proposal on Tuesday. January's shutdown came after Democrats sought to have a spending bill include protections for the Dreamers that Trump has rescinded effective in March. [Full Article...]


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