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Senate vote on pending budget deal delayed: Senator Cornyn

Senate vote on pending budget deal delayed: Senator Cornyn It approved the legislation by a bipartisan majority of 71-28, but Paul objected to the fact that the deal would result in a significant increase in the federal budget deficit without any corresponding cuts to spending. Passage is all but assured in the Senate, but House leadership faces a hard road in moving the budget bill through the chamber. The US senate has agreed on a two-year 400 b... [Full Article...]

Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea

Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea A high-ranking North Korean delegation including Mr Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong , landed in South Korea earlier in the day aboard the leader's private jet. By sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract worldwide attention during the games, North Korea may also be trying to craft a fresher public image and defang any USA effort to use the Olympics to highlight the North's... [Full Article...]

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct Daniel Fierro told The Associated Press on Thursday that Garcia stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in a dugout after a legislative softball game in 2014. "She came back and was whispering real close and I could smell the booze and see she was pretty far gone", the man said. Fierro, who was 25 at the time , did not report the incident because he anxious a... [Full Article...]

Kashmir shuts on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Kashmir shuts on Afzal Guru's death anniversary Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, both, were hanged to death for carrying out terrorist attacks on February 9, 2013 and February 11, 1984, respectively. He was buried inside the jail premises. The delegates while addressing the gathering said that Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged only to satisfy the collective conscience of Indian people hence dishonouring the principles of humanity and justice. [Full Article...]

Here's what's in the budget deal

Here's what's in the budget deal The House vote marked the end of the shortest shutdown on record . The Senate was expected to pass a massive spending deal today that would reopen the government. The government was shut down for three days last month after Democrats sought to have a spending bill include protections for the Dreamers. Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat who represents a swing district in IL said she voted for the... [Full Article...]

US Senator Rand Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal

US Senator Rand Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal In the meantime, Congress is also working on a short-term spending measure to keep the government open past a Thursday night deadline. Time ran out on lawmakers looking to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution to keep the government open after midnight February 8. [Full Article...]

JioTV bags the India digital rights of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games

JioTV bags the India digital rights of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games North Korea's foreign ministry on Thursday ruled out any talks with USA officials during the delegation's visit to the South, condemning "rambling" remarks by US officials. Pyongyang on Wednesday told Seoul it planned to send Choe, along with Kim Yo Jong and Ri Son Gwon, as part of a high-level North Korean delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony . [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics qualification, proof Nigeria can do the impossible - Atiku

Winter Olympics qualification, proof Nigeria can do the impossible - Atiku This is the first time curling mixed doubles has been included in the Olympics . The cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre, which has been set ablaze occasionally since 2010 for events as varied as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup to restaurant openings , will burn for two hours Thursday, 5-7 p.m., in advance of Friday's Opening Ceremony ( 3 a.m. [Full Article...]

Barnier Raises Prospect That Brexit Transition Deal May Fail

Barnier Raises Prospect That Brexit Transition Deal May Fail Speaking to reporters he also reacted to comments by Mr Davis, after the UK's Brexit Secretary lashed out at European Union bosses for trying to punish Britain in the transition period. Mr Barnier was in London earlier this week for a working lunch with Mr Davis, where he told the Government " the time has come to make a choice " as he issued a major warning about "unavoidable" trade barriers if... [Full Article...]

Exposed: Top Dem probing Trump has own Russian Federation secret

Exposed: Top Dem probing Trump has own Russian Federation secret The authenticity of the text messages was confirmed to Fox News by a Warner's aide. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who additionally sits on the Intelligence Committee, rejected the report in a tweet Thursday, taking note of that Warner "completely revealed" the contacts to the committee and saying they had "zero effect" on the committee's investigation. [Full Article...]

PM breaks his silence on 'distressing' Barnaby Joyce matter

PM breaks his silence on 'distressing' Barnaby Joyce matter Malcolm Turnbull spoke about his deputy's affair this morning in Canberra. "Vikki's mother and I think that with Baaa-naby [sic] as dad the kid will probably be a flawless little lamb", Mr Campion said, according to a written statement cited by the Post. [Full Article...]

U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops

U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria has expressed distress at the deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in the area. At least 700 others have been wounded over the four days. Recent attempts to bring the conflict's protagonists and brokers to the table have floundered, but the United Nations made a fresh call this week for conflicting sides to halt fighting. [Full Article...]

John Kelly's latest blunder is protecting an accused abuser

John Kelly's latest blunder is protecting an accused abuser Both women say they told FBI investigators during background interviews for Porter's security clearance. The Daily Mail has recently delved into Porter's personal life, reporting last week - complete with paparazzi-style photos - that he was in a romantic relationship with another of Trump's most senior aides, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks . [Full Article...]

Humana profit tops estimates; sees $550 million tax benefit

Humana profit tops estimates; sees $550 million tax benefit Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,465,119 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $356,960,000 after buying an additional 142,706 shares during the period. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. Also, SVP Brian P. Leclaire sold 1,679 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. [Full Article...]

Turkey, Iran 'violating global law' in Syria

Turkey, Iran 'violating global law' in Syria Turkey and Russian Federation back different sides in the Syrian conflict, but they do agree on one thing: the role of the United States in Syria has grown too large. The US State Department claimed Monday that it recorded six "suspected" chemical attacks in Syria over the past month, while the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, launched a provocative campaign in the Security C... [Full Article...]

Israel Warplanes Attack Syrian Base Near Damascus

Israel Warplanes Attack Syrian Base Near Damascus More than 130 people have been killed since the Syrian regime intensified its bombardment on the besieged Eastern Ghouta , a suburb of the capital Damascus , on February 5, rescuers and monitoring groups have said. In Damascus , the official SANA news agency said the local fighters were battling militants from the so-called Islamic State and the US -backed SDF in the area. [Full Article...]

Egypt set to launch 'comprehensive' army op in Sinai

Egypt set to launch 'comprehensive' army op in Sinai Warplanes will bomb areas where jihadists are hiding while troops, tanks and armoured vehicles will be deployed on the ground, security sources said. The operation covers areas in Sinai, the Delta and the Western Desert, and the border cities, said Tamer el Refai, a spokesperson of the armed forces. [Full Article...]

Syria: 23 civilians killed in fresh airstrikes near Damascus

Syria: 23 civilians killed in fresh airstrikes near Damascus Recent strikes reportedly carried out by the Israeli military in Syria have led Damascus to accuse Tel Aviv of effectively aiding the terrorist forces in the country, and seek help from the United Nations to put an end to these attacks. [Full Article...]

Congressional committee to investigate MSU, USOC and more regarding Nassar case

Congressional committee to investigate MSU, USOC and more regarding Nassar case Coach John Geddert , now facing an investigation himself, was in the vehicle with them, former Olympian Aly Raisman said in a CNN interview . Ms Raisman said during her victim impact statement, read in front of Nasser in the courtroom: "Neither USA Gymnastics nor the USOC have reached out to express sympathy or even offer support". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says it's a 'big mistake' that stock markets went down

Donald Trump says it's a 'big mistake' that stock markets went down The contrast is striking. "It's a democracy. And we do not have to stand for a reality show host masquerading as president of the United States". Investor and consumer confidence are on a roll. They don't care about the security of our country. That was false. But there's no question about Obama's basic respect for the truth. Trump has often crowed about the market's meteoric rise during h... [Full Article...]


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