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WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

Earlier in the week White House staff secretary Rob Porter's ex-wives Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby detailed the abuse they say they suffered while married to him. According to CNN , White House chief of staff John Kelly and others in the administration knew about the allegations against Porter for months before they became public. [Full Article...]

Hamas delegation heads to Cairo to discuss worsening situation in Gaza

Hamas delegation heads to Cairo to discuss worsening situation in Gaza The visit also comes within the framework of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreements signed in 2011 and 2017, he added. Egypt is the primary sponsor of an ongoing reconciliation process between Hamas, which controls Gaza Strip, and Fatah, a Palestinian faction that rules the West Bank. [Full Article...]

White House speechwriter quits as ex-wife alleges abuse

Some are old and some are new. He says "some are true and some are false" but says there' "no recovery for someone falsely accused ". In interviews with a dozen people who worked with Porter or were familiar with the operations of the Senate offices where he worked, many said he was competent but at times hard to work with - a micromanager who wanted to be included in every meeting, somet... [Full Article...]

With Extraordinary Political Theater, Winter Olympics Begin

With Extraordinary Political Theater, Winter Olympics Begin Official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Saturday highlighted the attendance of Kim Yo Jong , sister of DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un , at the PyeongChang Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. The president has repeatedly threatened to bomb North Korea and derisively refers to Kim as "Little Rocket Man". Several defectors shared their stories with the vice president,... [Full Article...]

Remains Found In Montana Determined Not To Be From Missing Michigan Boys

Remains Found In Montana Determined Not To Be From Missing Michigan Boys The bones recovered form a shed in Missoula that were being investigated as possibly belong to three missing children from MI, have now been confirmed as "historical". The three boys went missing in MI in 2010, and the three sets of facial bone fragments and teeth were discovered in September 2017. The coroner's office has been working closely with the City of Missoula Police Detectives, patholo... [Full Article...]

Rory McIlroy three shots back at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

Rory McIlroy three shots back at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro After the first three rounds, the top 60 pros and ties and the top 25 pro-am teams qualify for Sunday's final round at Pebble Beach. For his second round, he never came close to bogey, hitting all but two greens in regulation and having standard chips on those. [Full Article...]

Snow and freezing rain on the way for southern Ontario

Snow and freezing rain on the way for southern Ontario Snowy conditions will continue on Sunday with additional centimetres of snow during the day. A special weather statement is in effect for the area with snow expected to persist until early evening. Motorists should exercise caution, as road surfaces may become icy and slippery. A recent weather alert from Environment Canada states that freezing rain is expected to fall, starting Sunday morning... [Full Article...]

Philadelphia shuts down for massive Eagles Super Bowl parade

Philadelphia shuts down for massive Eagles Super Bowl parade Super Bowl LI was the game in which the Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history against a historically good Atlanta Falcons offense. Thousands of fans flocked to the city Thursday morning, with some making their way downtown long before the sun even came up. Moving forward, the Philadelphia Eagles definitely have decisions to make in the near future. [Full Article...]

North Korea's first Olympic competitor flops

North Korea's first Olympic competitor flops Members of a delegation from North Korea, part of an Olympics partnership between the two Korean rivals, watched from high in the stadium a performance called "The Land of Peace" and as past South Korean athletes paraded a large southern flag. [Full Article...]

Renuka Chowdhury Depicted as Draupadi, PM Modi as Kaurava on Congress Poster

Renuka Chowdhury Depicted as Draupadi, PM Modi as Kaurava on Congress Poster I have always been an upholder of women rights throughout my life", Rijiju said. "I'm only referring to how PM didn't get annoyed", he tweeted. Sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat said Chowdhury met Naidu in his office in parliament and submitted a written notice. [Full Article...]

Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House

Moon meets Kim's sister inside Blue House In addition to showing support for our US athletes, the Vice President will show his confidence in and appreciation for our USA military stationed in the region. Moon asked the delegation, before reporters were ushered from the room. After sitting at a table, Kim Yo Jong placed a blue document folder in front of her. [Full Article...]

Pence says there is "no daylight" between US and South Korea

Pence says there is Kim Jong Un hasn't set foot outside North Korea or met a single head of state since he assumed power upon the death of their father, Kim Jong Il, in late 2011. Kim, the spokesperson, added that Moon also wants North Korea to talk with the United States. This is not the case for North Koreans. It was a historic moment, marking the first walking together in 11 years of the two countries' athl... [Full Article...]

330 dogs leap, zip and whirl in Westminster agility contest

330 dogs leap, zip and whirl in Westminster agility contest Fischer said her other goal is for her dogs to show well. "We have people who are from California here that are going on to NY, so people love this show site, how open space it is and they just love what we do here", Chairman Kevin Allen said. [Full Article...]

Israel Intercepts Iranian Drone, Jet Shot Down by Syria

Israel Intercepts Iranian Drone, Jet Shot Down by Syria However, a former Israeli Air Force pilot, retired Lt. Col. Reuven Ben-Shalom, said the fierce Israeli response actually sent "very clear messages" to the other side, showing Iran how deep Israel's knowledge was of its activity in Syria. " Iran does not have a military presence in Syria, and has only sent military advisers at the request of the Syrian government", Ghasemi told AFP . [Full Article...]

ICC prosecutor closely following events in Philippines since 2016

ICC prosecutor closely following events in Philippines since 2016 With regard to the Philippines, she said her office would analyse alleged crimes committed in the context of the government's "war on drugs". "Just the two of us in the room", Duterte said during a news conference, referring to Bensouda. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has faced accusations of human rights violations following protests past year in which more than 120 people were killed... [Full Article...]

"Historic" visit: Modi became first Indian PM to step on Palestinian soil

PM Modi is likely to announce the set-up of a super-speciality hospital in Palestine's Ramallah on Saturday. In Palestine, Modi will visit the Yasser Arafat Museum before formal talks, MEA official B Bala Bhaskar said. However, Modi's visit to Ramallah comes at a time when the United States has taken a stance to recognise the disputed territory of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel unilatera... [Full Article...]

Israeli fighter jet shot down after bombing run in Syria

Israeli fighter jet shot down after bombing run in Syria A military statement said in Tel Aviv that twelve targets, including three Syrian aerial defence batteries and four other targets that are part of Iran's military establishment in Syria were attacked. The anti-aircraft missiles fired toward Israel triggered air raid sirens, sending residents of northern Israel to bomb shelters early in the morning. [Full Article...]

Even girls are drinking beer. Tolerance limit is being crossed: Parrikar

Even girls are drinking beer. Tolerance limit is being crossed: Parrikar Not all of them. Some of the earliest reactions on Twitter with the #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer hashtag - a word or phrase the ties together tweets of the same topic - called upon women to share their photos drinking beer. "As per the law, if there is a small quantity of drugs, a person gets bail in eight to 15 days or a month". When asked about the impact of the recent Supreme court order imposing c... [Full Article...]

Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Memo on Russia Probe

Trump Blocks Release of Democratic Memo on Russia Probe Democrats blasted President Trump's decision to block the release of a memo that challenges Republican claims of surveillance abuse by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying the move raises questions about what he's trying to hide and keeps the public in the dark. [Full Article...]

Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash

Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash If the plane were in fact shot down by enemy fire, it could mark the first such instance for Israel since 1982 during the First Lebanon War. "The era of Israeli strikes on Syria is over". In Washington, the United States said it "fully supports" Israel's right to defend itself against threats, while in Gaza in the occupied Palestinian territories, the armed wing of Hamas declared full aler... [Full Article...]


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