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Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

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Pyongyang nominated Hyon to head a seven-member advance team to inspect venues for proposed art performances in Seoul and the eastern city of Gangneung in connection with the Olympics, the South's Unification Ministry said. The title of the book comes from a Trump quote about North Korea. "He can do a lot", Trump said of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Japanese Foreign Ministry official told Asean reporters in Tokyo that this was "the last time, the last opportunity" to push for a ... Read More »

President Trump Calls Pending Shutdown the 'Worst Factor' for Our Army

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Members of the military would technically still not get paid until Congress funds the government. Congress has until March 5 to find a solution for DACA, but Democrats want to tie it to a spending bill since it is must-pass legislation. Trump injected confusion into the process Thursday with a tweet that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement. Read More »

Injured in Axe Attack on Siberian School

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The teacher then tried to protect the children in the class and confronted the attacker, who hit her with the axe before attacking the students. The class teacher tried to shield the students and was struck in the head. Investigators report five wounded as a result of the incident. One 11-year-old girl is in a critical condition with a head injury, while another had to have two fingers amputated. Read More »

Netanyahu Visit To India Shows Great Optics - And Obstacles: Foreign Media

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Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed disappointment that India supported a UN General Assembly resolution last month blasting USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but said it wouldn't impede closer ties. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also attended the Shalom Bollywood event. PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu various stalls that highlighted technologies and innovations across diverse fields. Read More »

Maroney Thought She Was Going to Die During Night With Nassar

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But there's one gymnast who has said that USAG attempted to silence her from speaking publicly with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). USA Gymnastics is looking for alternative training sites until a new permanent facility is found. "It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center", Perry said in a statement. The Karolyis stepped aside in 2016 as coordinators of the US women's gymnastics team, and Valeri Liukin, father to Olympic-gold medalist Nastia Liukin, ... Read More »

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honor King

South Africa has summoned a top U.S. Embassy official for a Monday meeting over President Donald Trump's alleged remarks that African nations are "shithole countries". "They took total responsibility", he said. "People are driven here by poverty". "We'd be insane to want them to leave". We have to be somewhat selective on who comes. Read More »

House Passes measure to avoid government shutdown 230-197

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After a furious bit of last minute negotiations, Republican leaders appear to have struck a deal with conservative hold-outs in the House Freedom Caucus to win the recalcitrant members' support for a government funding package. "Senator Schumer, do not shut down the federal government", the Wisconsin Republican said. Five moderate Democrats voted for the bill, while 11 Republicans voted against it, a lot of them conservative hardliners. Read More »

US House passes short-term spending bill

If the temporary measure passes in the House, the Senate could hold its vote on the bill Friday. He even talked about a "bill of love", implying that compassion should be a part of any settlement to continue to fund the government. Negotiations on a bipartisan compromise that includes a solution for the " Dreamers " program collapsed in acrimony at a White House meeting last week. Read More »

Schools forced to shut as more snow closes in

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The agency said up to another 30cm of snow may fall on the highest routes, with 3-7cm at low levels by late on Friday. Transport Scotland said the M74 was now open in both directions, however conditions remain challenging after a "very hard night". Read More »

Amazon shortlists 20 cities for its new headquarters

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That means Boston , which submitted a joint bid with neighboring Revere, and Somerville, which is advocating a multi-city regional bid, moved ahead. As my colleague Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Aaron Renn noted , "n$3 ot even the most ardent anti-subsidy person out there is going to take a pass" on trying to woo Amazon. Read More »

Boiling lobsters alive is now illegal in Switzerland

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The Swiss government ruled last week that lobsters must be stunned before they are cooked and kept in a natural environment rather than on ice or in ice water. Bayer, a scientist at the Lobster Institute, said these questions have been debated for decades - and the answers lie somewhere in science . A Norwegian study from 2005 concluded the opposite: lobsters do not have brains, so they do not feel pain . Read More »

Does Aadhaar violate right to privacy? SC to begin hearing today

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The newly-constituted 5-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, set up to hear a range of crucial cases, will begin its hearings today.The bench is headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra and also comprises of Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. Read More »

Government shutdown: Where the senators stand

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The legislation funds the government through February 16 and includes language extending the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for six years. Senate Democratic leaders, like their House counterparts, are opposed to the CR because it does not contain a DACA fix. That was followed up shortly by a tweet from Texas Senator John Cornyn , who reminded the president that, "the current house Continuing Resolution package has a six-year extension of CHIP, not a 30 day extension". Read More »

A Government Shutdown Will Not Crash the Stock Market

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He said Trump used the most vulgar term " more than once". "We'd still like to see a clean funding bill, a two-year budget deal, but we do support the short-term CR", Sanders said. The principal negotiators - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn , House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Durbin - are expected to meet Wednesday to further discussions. Read More »

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

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Bannon has come under scrutiny after making incendiary comments about the Russian Federation investigation in the bestselling book Fire and Fury , by Michael Wolff. Bannon also said he assumed Trump Jr. delivered information about the meeting to Trump, despite denials from the two, and downplayed the likelihood of illegal coordination with Russian Federation while saying there was dread that Mueller's investigation could turn up something else nefarious, such as money laundering. Read More »

Orthodox Christians of Kyrgyzstan take dip in icy water for the Epiphany

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Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany day by going to the churches for praying, attending divine services, and diving into freezing water to retrieve a wooden crucifix. As president, Putin has become a frequent attender of Russian Orthodox ceremonies, and has given the church a major voice in society. In some areas with extreme temperatures - parts of Siberia dropped to minus 68 degrees Celsius (minus 90 Fahrenheit) - local authorities banned the icy plunges. Read More »

'Like amateur hour' as Republicans try to avert USA government shutdown

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But bipartisan congressional negotiations with the White House faltered last week, prompting Republican leaders to begin pushing for the passage of a stopgap measure to fund the government through February 16. We have had five CR's in a year, this is the fourth one this year. "The progressive movement who are going to be the boots on the ground for the Democrats to regain power" in November's midterm elections, she added, "are going to hold them accountable if they don't come through". Read More »

Orphaned in 26/11 terror attacks, Moshe visits Mumbai after a decade

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Netanyahu spoke enthusiastically about his country's ties with India, calling it a partnership "made in heaven". Moshe Holtzberg, who as a toddler survived the terrorist attack on Chabad House in south Mumbai in November 2008, prayed at the synagogue there today for the miracle which kept him alive, said his grandfather. Read More »

Trump Wants You To Know That He Is Not A Racist - Okay?

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But diplomats have been instructed to "reaffirm that the USA remains committed to its relationships with these countries and cares deeply about their people", he added. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Gardner, D-Colo. "There was cross-talk", she explained at a congressional hearing, but she didn't "dispute the president was using tough language". Read More »

Nikki Haley voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump slur

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Haley told the ambassadors she did not know what had been said in last week's White House meeting and promised to convey the African ambassadors' message to Trump when she meets with him in Washington on Friday, according to the diplomats. The former envoys, including four who represented Washington in Pretoria, and three former Assistant Secretaries of State for Africa, have urged Trump to "reassess" his views on Africa and to recognise the importance to the U.S. Read More »

Novak Djokovic Denies Reports Of Potential Australian Open Boycott

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The Swiss star, who defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 2014 Australian Open , has slipped to nine in the world rankings, having not played since his first-round Wimbledon loss to Russian Daniil Medvedev six months ago. He lost the first set before Monfils began struggling in the second and was heard at one point telling the umpire: "I'm exhausted and dizzy". There were doubts whether Djokovic would be fit enough to play at Melbourne park, where he has a record of six titles, when he ... Read More »

When Bandit Queen Can Be Released, Why Not Padmaavat?

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Starring Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the film is based on the 16th century Sufi poet Mohammad Jayasi's poem Padmavat . The court said it was the responsibility of the state governments to keep law and order, and that they can not find short cuts as far as doing their job is concerned. Read More »

North Korea may hold military parade on day before Olympics open

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Several nations meeting in Vancouver, Canada, agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. "Inter-Korean talks and war drill can never be compatible", the North Korean publication, Uriminzokkiri, declared. The Russian Foreign Ministry said top diplomats from Moscow and Beijing had not been invited to the meeting, which was made up of countries that backed South Korea during the 1950-53 Korea War, and that the events were ... Read More »

Hafiz Saeed should be persecuted to the fullest extent

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When asked why the Pakistan government did not let Saeed's party go mainstream, Abbasi claimed that it was not the government's decision nd that the Election Commission acts according to its own rules. "He was the mastermind, we believe, of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed many people, including Americans as well", she added. Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, was released from house arrest in November past year, after the Lahore High Court rejected the Punjab ... Read More »

ECI Disqualify's 20 AAP MLA's For Holding 'Office Of Profit'

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It is worth mentioning that AAP now has 66 MLAs in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The Congress application said 21 AAP MLAs, including Jarnail Singh (Rajouri Garden) who resigned to contest Punjab Assembly polls past year, had been appointed Parliamentary Secretaries to Ministers in the Delhi government. Read More »

Tow truck driver narrowly escapes icy crash

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Dash cam footage shows the man walking around the median for a bit before a auto attempting to exit the ramp loses control and slams into the tow truck. Please give us a lane'. The tow truck driver was forced to run into traffic on the highway to avoid being hit by the vehicle, which went airborne before coming to rest on top of the truck. Read More »

Winter Storm Inga Gets Started in Midwest

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through midnight Tuesday , with snow and wintry mixes coming to an end. Tweet from our local National Weather Service office on January 13th, 2018.Length of travel impacts that could occur according to our local National Weather Service office. Read More »

Ivana Trump says the US President is 'definitely not racist'

About 11 a.m., roughly two hours after he arrived at the golf club, Trump retweeted the White House post containing the video. "I am not a racist ". "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted Monday. Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein told CNN that the top U.S. diplomats in South Africa and Ghana had been summoned to meet with the governments on Monday. Read More »

Trump's health excellent: doctor

But the Navy and Marines veteran still managed to raise some eyebrows with comments about Trump's " incredible genes ". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to discuss recent developments in his efforts to get President Donald Trump to sign off on a deal for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Read More »

Parents in Perris torture case are charged

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If convicted, they face up to life in prison. According to the New York Times , a 17-year-old managed to escape the house of horrors and call 911, alerting the authorities to the unimaginable conditions she and her 12 siblings were forced to endure. Read More »