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Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms

Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms In the hours leading up to his global departure, Pence had been having conversations with members of Congress to avoid a shutdown, one source tells CNN. Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Thursday to meet with Israeli officials and representatives of the so-called Middle East Quartet including the U.S., UN, EU and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

China warns off USA destroyer near South China Sea's strategic Scarborough Shoal

China warns off USA destroyer near South China Sea's strategic Scarborough Shoal While the administration of US President Donald Trump seeks the assistance of Beijing in diminishing a nuclear threat posed by the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the USS Hopper , a missile destroyer, sailed inside worldwide maritime limits in the South China Sea claimed by China, approaching Huangyan Island, according to Reuters. [Full Article...]

Hurricane-strength winds cause chaos across northern Europe

Hurricane-strength winds cause chaos across northern Europe Gusts of almost 90 miles per hour caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol airport , according to the Associated Press. Amsterdam Schiphol airport says "we expect a normal day, but it can be busier at the airport due to cancellations and rebooking of yesterday's flights". [Full Article...]

Attorneys General Urge Members Of Congress To Do Their Job

Attorneys General Urge Members Of Congress To Do Their Job A letter sent to leaders in Congress Tuesday by 19 state attorneys general requests that Congress pass legislation such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement ( SAFE) Banking Act to "provide a safe harbor" for banks that provide financial products or services to state-legal marijuana businesses. [Full Article...]

British MPs pass European Union withdrawal bill

British MPs pass European Union withdrawal bill Having passed the Commons the bill will enter the House of Lords where its progress will be anything but speedy. The EU withdrawal bill cleared the House of Commons at a third reading by 324 votes to 295, despite Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats voting against it. [Full Article...]

United States to Retry Robert Menendez in Corruption Trial

United States to Retry Robert Menendez in Corruption Trial Menendez, a senior lawmaker, has spent years fighting the charges. Republicans now have two vote majority. Though former GOP Gov. Chris Christie exited with record low approval ratings, he was elected twice. One juror afterwards told reporters that the deadlock was 10-2 in favor of acquittal, Politico writes . Dr. Melgen was charged in the case, but jurors also deadlocked on the charges against h... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis begs our forgiveness

Pope Francis begs our forgiveness The lucky couple was supposed to have their wedding in 2010. Pope Francis on Thursday performed another first, a wedding ceremony for a steward and stewardess, aboard a plane taking him between two Chilean cities. Francis asked them if they were married and the couple told him they had been scheduled to be Wednesday when the 2010 Chile natural disaster hit, destroying the church where they wer... [Full Article...]

Fatah: US action will restrict the work of UNRWA

Fatah: US action will restrict the work of UNRWA UNRWA's mandate covers 5.15 million registered Palestinian refugees in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank. We would like other countries - in fact, other countries that criticise the United States for what they believe to be our position vis-a-vis the Palestinians, other countries that have criticised us - to step forward and actually help with UNRWA, to do more. [Full Article...]

Ex-Senator Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal Video

Ex-Senator Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal Video Speaker of the House Paul Ryan from Wisconsin presented the medal during a special ceremony at the Capitol, which included tributes from a number of current Senators including Kansans Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts. But Trump and the Republican-led Congress are now mired in a pitched budget battle that could end in a government shutdown at the end of the week if not resolved. [Full Article...]

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit Milner wrote. Facebook expands its investigation into possible Russian intervention in Brexit referendum after pressure from British authorities, who have been dissatisfied with a previous version of the study. The committee is conducting an inquiry into fake news and misinformation. Facebook told USA lawmakers previous year that it had found 3,000 ads bought by suspected Russian agents posing... [Full Article...]

Iran slams US-trained Kurdish force in Syria

Iran slams US-trained Kurdish force in Syria The U.S.'s plan is to carve out a sphere of influence in the middle of West Asia's most risky conflict and have it guarded by the battle-hardened Kurdish forces. "The U.S. has admitted to setting up a terrorist army along our country's borders". He said they removed parts of the wall already built along the border to allow in new equipment. [Full Article...]

10th Senate District win delights state Dems

10th Senate District win delights state Dems Governor Scott Walker, a Republican who won election in 2010 and is seeking reelection in November, took to Twitter on Tuesday night with a somewhat ominous assessment: "Senate District 10 special election win by a Democrat is a wake up call for Republicans in Wisconsin", he wrote. [Full Article...]

Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria

Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria Spokesman to the Kaduna State Police Command, Mukhtar Aliyu who confirmed the incident, says the gunmen ambushed the vehicle of the two foreigners along Jere-Kargao road at about 7 pm on Tuesday while they were returning to Abuja from Kafanchan. [Full Article...]

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Allegedly Responsible for Death of Settler

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Allegedly Responsible for Death of Settler The footage, which went viral, shows the 16-year-old slapping an Israeli officer and punching a soldier next to him in the face. Tamimi's 15-year-old cousin survived the gunshot, but his head and face remain badly injured. International observers and human rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have called for the young woman's immediate release. Amnesty labelled her continued detention... [Full Article...]

Crypto stocks tumble as bitcoin selloff continues

Crypto stocks tumble as bitcoin selloff continues However, the Bitcoin price has recovered strongly since, with traders obviously seeing value. "What we're seeing is part of the evolution of bitcoin ", he said . Pixabay/MichaelWuenschA Bitcoin (virtual currency) shown here as an illustration photo. But that's little comfort to bitcoin investors who have seen prices tumble this year after the cryptocurrency surged 1,400% last year. [Full Article...]

Democrat Phil Murphy To Take Oath As New Jersey Governor

Democrat Phil Murphy To Take Oath As New Jersey Governor Democrat Phil Murphy wrote, "Today our great state turns a new page". Murphy also said the state must accept the reality of climate change, invest aggressively in renewable energy, and uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. Murphy, who like Kennedy grew up in MA, also served several years under the Obama administration as ambassador to Germany . Also sworn in Tuesday was Sheila Y. [Full Article...]

Four cops shot during manhunt in SC

Four cops shot during manhunt in SC Another deputy quickly transported the wounded K-9 officer to a local hospital in the back of his patrol vehicle. McCall "sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital" where he is now in surgery. Box 768, York SC 29745, or dropped off at any of its York County locations. Police arrested 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall , who also sustained gunshot wounds, Fox said. [Full Article...]

England win toss as Hales returns; Tye debuts for Australia

England win toss as Hales returns; Tye debuts for Australia Roy was given out lbw to Adam Zampa on 91 but immediately called for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays showed it was pitching outside the line. "It's been a tough season past year, so to be selected again was special". There's not many words right now but I'm sure in the next couple of days I'll have a bit more. [Full Article...]

One dead after Florida casino shuttle fire

One dead after Florida casino shuttle fire One person has died, a hospital spokesperson said Monday morning. The shuttle boat takes people some three miles out to the casino boat in worldwide waters, officials said. The boat was less than 100 meter offshore and most of the passengers were able to wade back to land, though the cold temperature may have caused further trauma. [Full Article...]

USA faced defeat on global level: Hassan Rouhani

USA faced defeat on global level: Hassan Rouhani French President Emmanuel Macron told United States counterpart Donald Trump today that it is important for all signatories to respect the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, the French leader's office said. law. He wants Iran to allow the immediate inspection of all sites as requested by United Nations inspectors, and he demands no lapse of the "sunset" provisions imposing curbs on Iran's nuclear pr... [Full Article...]


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