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How Egypt backs Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem

How Egypt backs Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the USA should transfer its funds away from a United Nations agency that deals specifically with Palestinian refugees to another UN body that supports all the world's refugees. Praising Trump's "critical approach" on the aid issue, Netanyahu steered clear of advocating a suspension of funding for the Palestinians. He was referring to Trump's tweet l... [Full Article...]

Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement Trump came to office boasting that he could achieve the "ultimate deal" that secures peace in the Middle East, something that has eluded USA presidents for decades. Following the Jerusalem decision, the focus of the trip sharply shifted to rebuilding relationships in the region and on the collective problem of terrorism. [Full Article...]

Police vehicle taken, driven into New Jersey rail station doors

Police vehicle taken, driven into New Jersey rail station doors No injuries have been reported. She said the crash caused significant damage to the waiting room doors. A man allegedly drove a stolen New Jersey Transit police vehicle into the Hoboken Terminal Monday morning, authorities said. It forced hundreds of people off trains and into long lines outside nearby ferry stations ill-equipped for the onslaught. Nearby, over 100 people lined up at another f... [Full Article...]

Philander's six-fer gives Proteas 72-run win over India

Philander's six-fer gives Proteas 72-run win over India Mohammed Shami (3-28) and debutant Jasprit Bumrah (3-39) were the pick of the Indian bowlers. The Indian batsmen needed to step up in these conditions, felt Kohli. "Credit has to go to their bowlers also because they created unrelenting pressure and it is something that we need to counter". He was all praise for Philander's commitment. [Full Article...]

What to watch at US Figure Skating Championships on Saturday

What to watch at US Figure Skating Championships on Saturday This is all that I dreamed of. "He texted me right back and told me he was very happy to me". It's all happening so fast. It's all happening so fast, it seems like just yesterday that I first stepped on the ice. It's that simple. He had some really challenging skates, which led us to the conclusion that we weren't sure if we put him out at the Olympics he would perform to the extent that he was a ... [Full Article...]

Stay order on national anthem in cinemas, government tells SC

Stay order on national anthem in cinemas, government tells SC The Centre has also said that it would need six months to come up with new guidelines. The government has also filed an affidavit in the court, requesting the apex authority to continue the 2016 interim order in the meantime. Eleven months after its November 30, 2016 order, a three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, had wondered why the court had to pass such an order when t... [Full Article...]

Inmate Escape from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution

Inmate Escape from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution In addition to his "Time" tattoo, which is on the right side of his neck, authorities say Mercado also has a tattoo on his left temple. Police said that 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was last seen at 10:20 a.m. Scott Semple, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, said in a press conference, "We acknowledge there were security breakdowns". The Department of Correction said that the facili... [Full Article...]

Macedonia, Greece name issue to be solved with national consensus: PM

Macedonia, Greece name issue to be solved with national consensus: PM Kotzias slammed previous governments for the problems his government has "inherited", noting that foreign policy in the past has been reactive rather than proactive. After decades of disagreement Greece and Macedonia look ready to put their differences aside and settle a naming dispute that has heightened tensions between the two neighbours for the past 27 years. [Full Article...]

Trump's threats to Pakistan probably won't change much

Trump's threats to Pakistan probably won't change much I think you can assume that you know things that are in the United States national security, things that might be related to nuclear issues, end use monitoring of equipment. As commander of the US Central Command, Gen Votel is directly responsible for US war efforts in Afghanistan where Washington still maintains about 14,000 troops and other military assets. [Full Article...]

FBI Reportedly Investigating Clinton Foundation for 'Pay to Play'

FBI Reportedly Investigating Clinton Foundation for 'Pay to Play' The newly reported interview came after months of pressure on the Justice Department and on Attorney General Jeff Sessions from Republicans in Congress, who have demanded that the department appoint a special counsel to investigate what they say are questionable actions by the Clintons on a wide range of issues. [Full Article...]

Two Bedouin Women From Israel's South Charged With Plotting ISIS Attack

Two Bedouin Women From Israel's South Charged With Plotting ISIS Attack The 19-year-old residents of Lakiya in the Negev in southern Israel were indicted Monday in a Beersheba court on charges of being in contact with Islamic State terrorists. This fall, Rahma al-Assad contacted Abu Ramila - who planned on marrying Tasnin al-Assad - to see if he would help carry out a terror attack during New Year's Eve celebrations. [Full Article...]

London fire crews tackle huge paint factory blaze

London fire crews tackle huge paint factory blaze At least "15 fire engines & 90 firefighters & officers" are now engaged in trying to douse the flames, which can be seen from miles across, the London Fire Brigade said. One tweeted: "What on earth is this?" Was just on the North Circular'. They added the warehouse is 50m by 20m and there are now no reports of any injuries. [Full Article...]

Scotus Declines Mississippi Religious Freedom Law

Scotus Declines Mississippi Religious Freedom Law In 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a religious liberty law into effect that protected three principles: that marriage is between a man and a woman only, that sex should only occur in a heterosexual marriage, and that a person's gender is determined at birth and can not be changed. [Full Article...]

South Korea's top nuke envoy to visit US

South Korea's top nuke envoy to visit US The foreign ministry said the two discussed the upcoming inter-Korean talks. The reconfirmation came just ahead of high-level talks between the two Koreas in Panmunjom on Tuesday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said the deal, under which Japan apologized to victims and provided 1 billion yen ($8.8 million) to a fund to help them, was seriously flawed. [Full Article...]

House Foreign Affairs chair Royce retiring from Congress this

House Foreign Affairs chair Royce retiring from Congress this Royce is one of several relatively moderate Republicans from California whose jobs have become endangered as the state has become increasingly Democratic. Democrats need 24 seats nationwide to take Congress and restore the Speaker's gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). "With this in mind, and with the support of my wife Marie, I have decided not to seek reelection in November". [Full Article...]

Who Is Daniel McCartney? Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Shooting

Who Is Daniel McCartney? Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Shooting A manhunt ensued for the second suspect , who a sheriff's office official stressed should be considered armed and unsafe. A Washington state deputy was shot and killed while confronting a pair of burglars late Sunday, police said. Troyer says detectives have since tied him to the shooting. Residents were asked to stay inside their homes as police search for the outstanding suspect. [Full Article...]

The day LGBTI Australians have been waiting for

The day LGBTI Australians have been waiting for The reason same-sex weddings are only beginning in earnest today is simple: in Australia, you need to declare your intent to get married 30 days before you can actually tie the knot. Rebecca Hickson, 32, and her partner of nine years, Sarah Turnbull, 34, are another couple ready to make their commitment to each other official on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Children among 4 dead in Oshawa house fire

Children among 4 dead in Oshawa house fire Oshawa Mayor John Henry said this is one of the worst fire events in the city's history. "There were reports that firefighters initially did hear some alarms but I can't confirm that nor can I confirm what location of the house they were coming from", Clark said. [Full Article...]

Kansas lawmaker apologizes for remarks about black people

Kansas lawmaker apologizes for remarks about black people He also said he spoke to Alford after the meeting. Like a number of lawmakers, Kansas Rep. Steve Alford (R-Ulysses) wants to keep marijuana usage illegal. Several of Alford's fellow lawmakers were stunned by the comments, according to the Capital-Journal. He claimed they did not have to do with race, but he declined to elaborate on what information he thought people should know. [Full Article...]

PM Modi to chair high-level police conference in Gwalior

PM Modi to chair high-level police conference in Gwalior The event was postponed from its December schedule previous year due to administrative issues and tight work schedule of the prime minister and the home minister, official sources had earlier said. He said messaging for spreading awareness should be conducted in local languages for greater effectiveness. He said it is important to break the silos and share information internally. [Full Article...]


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