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Philippines Withdraws From ICC

Philippines Withdraws From ICC In his statement, Duterte cited "baseless, unprecedented and outrageous attacks on his person as well my administration". But Roque has also said the ICC has no jurisdiction over the case because the tribunal was intended as a "court of last resort" and the Philippine courts were fully functioning. [Full Article...]

Federal Appeals Court's ruling Upholds Most Of Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Federal Appeals Court's ruling Upholds Most Of Texas' 'Sanctuary Cities' Law This month, the administration sued California , accusing it of trying to "obstruct the United States' enforcement of federal immigration law". Plaintiffs contend the law could lead to racial profiling and divert resources from local police, who would be under the threat of job loss and fines if they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. [Full Article...]

Idaho Teacher Under Investigation After Allegedly Feeding Puppy To Snapping Turtle

Idaho Teacher Under Investigation After Allegedly Feeding Puppy To Snapping Turtle Yet despite having full knowledge of this horrifying incident, the school has yet to take any action against the teacher, Robert Crosland . It added no students or staff had their safety compromised but did not name the teacher involved. The district said they are investigating along with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, according to the Idaho Statesman . "The prosecutor said, 'Until he dec... [Full Article...]

Internet Is Obsessed With This Chinese Reporter's Eye-Roll. Just Watch

Internet Is Obsessed With This Chinese Reporter's Eye-Roll. Just Watch Previously, the most trending topics for the political event included awesome Chinese translators , amazingly fluent Chinese-speaking foreign reporters, and advanced technology such as virtual reality and 3D cameras used by reporters to cover the event. [Full Article...]

Met Eireann Confirms Return Of Snow For Paddy's Day

Met Eireann Confirms Return Of Snow For Paddy's Day There will be three St Patrick's Day parades taking place locally at the weekend. The chill is set to continue into Sunday with more snow showers, mainly over Leinster and the eastern half of Munster with more frost overnight. A Met Éireann spokeswoman advised that parade-goers should wrap up warm. Regarding the supposed return of the "Beast from the East", Louth Weather said: "While it's to... [Full Article...]

California: Teacher's Gun Accidently Goes Off in Class Injuring Three Students

California: Teacher's Gun Accidently Goes Off in Class Injuring Three Students A single shot was sacked from a semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling, according to the Seaside Police Department. It remains unclear whether Alexander was legally allowed to have a gun on campus since he serves as a reserve police officer for Sand City, and he has been placed on administrative leave during an ongoing investigation, according to Marci McFadden, a spokesperson for the Monterey... [Full Article...]

Bihar bypolls: NDA leading in all 3 seats

Bihar bypolls: NDA leading in all 3 seats After eighth round of counting, BJP is leading BJP leading in Bhabua with 19,738 votes and RJD is leading in Jehanabad after tenth round of counting with 29,551 votes. The contest in Araria is mainly between RJD's Sarafaraz Alam, Taslimuddin's son, and BJP's Pradip Singh, who had won the seat in 2009 and finished runner-up in 2014. [Full Article...]

Former S.Korean president Lee to be questioned

Former S.Korean president Lee to be questioned Lee's been firmly denying all charges against him and many see his short remark before the press on Wednesday morning as a direct criticism of the current administration's efforts to eradicate what is being called 'wrongdoings of the past'. [Full Article...]

Three Illinois men charged with bombing Bloomington Islamic center

Three Illinois men charged with bombing Bloomington Islamic center They were arrested along with a fourth man on suspicion of illegally possessing a machine gun. In court files authorities say Hari, McWhorter and Morris were responsible for the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minn., on August 5, 2017, and the attempted bombing of the Women's Health Practice in Champaign, Ill., on November 7, 2017. [Full Article...]

Rauner vetoes gun retailer licensing legislation

Rauner vetoes gun retailer licensing legislation The Legislature passed the measure last month in response to a deadly shooting at a Florida high school and the shooting death of a Chicago police commander. Chicago does not have any gun shops, however city leaders are pushing the legislation because they say so many guns used in Chicago crimes are traced back to suburban dealers. [Full Article...]

German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor Those include USA tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum announced by President Donald Trump, along with threats of taxes on German automakers. The head of the German government said on Monday at a press conference in Berlin. The leaders of Germany's conservative parties and Social Democrats (SPD) plan to sign their coalition government agreement on Monday, bringing an official end to al... [Full Article...]

Fox News host calls Trump out for backpedaling on gun control

Fox News host calls Trump out for backpedaling on gun control The climbdown was striking. After all, Trump signaled support to senators last fall for a bill to prop up the Affordable Care Act until he backtracked the next day . Trump announced he would not support raising the minimum federal age for purchasing an assault weapon to 21 and laid out his reasoning for that decision on Twitter Monday. [Full Article...]

Iran offers Pakistan, China participation in India's strategic Chabahar port project

Iran offers Pakistan, China participation in India's strategic Chabahar port project Tehran had also expressed willingness to improve ties with Saudi Arabia when Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Iran during the Yemen crisis, but the Kingdom's response was not warm, according to Mohammad Javad Zarif. During his meeting with Janjua on Tuesday, Zarif talked about "tapping into the potential of Gwadar and Chabahar ports" to boost economic cooperation, according to... [Full Article...]

Tillerson and Trump: Star-crossed from the Start

Tillerson and Trump: Star-crossed from the Start Tillerson's Under Secretary of State, Steve Goldstein, was also fired on Tuesday for contradicting the White House account of Trump's firing of Tillerson, saying the secretary of State was caught flat-footed by the announcement. Russian Federation "has reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe , and doing nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat... [Full Article...]

United States gun control: Trump accused of bowing to NRA pressure

United States gun control: Trump accused of bowing to NRA pressure She was on Today with Savannah Guthrie . How clear is the plan on this issue? "You went through a lot of Presidents and you didn't get it done". Hogg also pointed out that talk about gun control, in the absence of meaningful action, is just that: talk. [Full Article...]

Tillerson and Trump's rocky road to 'Rexit'

Tillerson and Trump's rocky road to 'Rexit' The rare firing of the United States' top diplomat capped months of friction between the Republican president and the 65-year-old former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive. His replacement, CIA Director Mike Pompeo , a West Point and Harvard Law grad, is no intellectual slouch. Though Trump and other officials said he'd been considering replacing Tillerson for some time, the president sai... [Full Article...]

Vice Chief of Indian army slams Modi government on budget allocations

Vice Chief of Indian army slams Modi government on budget allocations On the quality of equipment, the VCOS said, "The state today is 68 per cent of our equipment is in the vintage category, with just about 24 per cent in the current and 8 per cent in the state-of-art category". Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand said inadequate allocation of funds will hit the Army's modernisation plan when Chinese military was competing to reach the level of the US. [Full Article...]

Vote counting in Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria today

Vote counting in Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria today Gorakhpur Bypoll: SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 74,077 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 70,317 votes after fifth round of counting. Nishad is the leader of NISHAD party, which is headed by his father Sanjay Nishad. In Araria, Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate Pradip Kumar Singh is leading over RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam. [Full Article...]

Risky surf whips up as Cyclone Linda downgraded to low

Risky surf whips up as Cyclone Linda downgraded to low It's not expected to make landfall, but residents are being warned to brace for tidal flooding, wild winds and risky surf. THE tropical low that's been hovering off the Queensland coast has reached Category 1 cyclone strength and has been officially named by the Bureau of Meteorology . [Full Article...]

The LI reason Amy Schumer isn't taking husband Chris Fischer's name

The LI reason Amy Schumer isn't taking husband Chris Fischer's name And, in speaking with her father in the video, Schumer clearly has a very good reason. "Do you remember who Amy Fischer is?" "The Long Island Lolita", referring to the infamous Merrick native with a slightly different last name who, as a 17-year-old on May 19, 1992, shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco, then wife of her 38-year-old lover, Massapequa auto mechanic Joey Buttafuoco. [Full Article...]


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