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Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall

Republican US Senator Tom Cotton, one of the most conservative voices on immigration policy, welcomed Mr Trump's plan. "It's going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years". "After decades of inaction by Congress, it's time we work together to solve this issue once and for all", Sanders said. But the officials signaled that while the framework should pass muster in the Senate, they did not expect it to be the basis for legislation in the House. Read More »

Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Museum After Abruptly Canceling Switzerland Trip


The reversal came after reports emerged about allegations by adult film star Stormy Daniels that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, shortly after he married his current wife. After her Holocaust Museum visit, Melania jetted alone to the Mar-a-Lago holiday home in Palm Beach she shares with President Trump . Solicitations from CNN toward the West Wing and East Wing press workplaces to ask whether the couple celebrated in private were not returned. Read More »

Russian athletes 'approved' for Pyeongchang, says Russian Olympic official

Canada has two gold, a silver and two bronze medals in women's curling since the sport made its debut in 1998. Stasel joins Olympic rookies Red Gerard, Chris Corning and Kyle Mack on the US men's slopestyle and big air team. Brita Sigourney and Devin Logan qualified for the team through objective criteria, and Annalisa Drew was the recipient of the discretionary spot. Read More »

Government Reaches Temporary Federal Funding Agreement While DACA Recipients Await Verdict


On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confident that there could be a bipartisan effort to reopen the government, and reopened the vote. A vote is scheduled for noon Monday that would end the shutdown with a short-term spending bill that would last three weeks. "We're not going to reopen negotiations on illegal immigration until they reopen the government and give you, our soldiers and your families, the benefits and wages you've earned", he said. Read More »

Wozniacki beats Mertens to make Open final

Halep will now face Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in the first Australian Open final between two players still chasing a first major since 1980. Saturday's finale thus pits world No. "It was very tough, I am shaking now", Halep said. "I'm just excited. Regardless of what happens now, I've done my best, have everything to win", added Wozniacki with her unwavering determination. Read More »

Turkish Red Crescent prepares for refugee wave from Syria's Afrin


The US has deployed 2,000 special forces in Syria's Manbij , located about 100km east of Afrin , mostly in training roles to back the Kurdish insurgents in the fight against Islamic State (Isis). "This is clearly one of the complications that is going to arise as the USA extends its military presence in Syria beyond the end of ISIS", said Bulent Aliriza, the director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read More »

GOP members ask US Supreme Court to stop state redistricting order


In the filing, Wolf said the state can ensure an "orderly and efficient" primary election on that timeline. Republicans drew the state's map in 2011, and the party now holds 13 seats in the House, while Democrats have five. The state legislative and congressional district boundaries first drawn in 2011 by Republican lawmakers and redrawn in 2016 after a successful court challenge remain under litigation today. Read More »

StubHub Is Using AR To Guide Super Bowl Fans To Their Seats


The new exclusive super bowl dishes took a year for Aramark chefs to put together. With the Vikings just a game away from playing in the Super Bowl in their own stadium, being around the Super Bowl would be a pretty painful thing. The biggest benefit, Bagley said, is "what it does for the community with hundreds of millions of people watching throughout the world". Dayton said he was "on my knees praying" that the weekend of the February 4 Super Bowl does not feature the kind of torrential ... Read More »

National capital turns into fortress for R-Day parade


Republic Day parade and the president speech will be live telecast on Doordarshan (DD National). The Republic Day Parade takes places along Rajpath, in Delhi. The entire central and New Delhi region will have almost 50,000 security personnel drawn from the Delhi Police and the central security forces. Snipers have been stationed on top of high-rise buildings while scores of CCTV cameras are keeping a tight vigil on people's movements on the parade route. Read More »

Turkey, Russia 'closely collaborating' in Syria


RTÉ's Joan O'Sullivan explains Turkey's incursion into Syria . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived on Thursday in the southern province of Hatay on the border with Syria to conduct an inspection of the Turkish military contingent deployed there to participate in a military operation in Syria, Turkey's NTV television reported . Read More »

Yvonne Wamalwa - Widow of Former Vice President Kijana Wamalwa, Passes Away


She said Yvonne Wamalwa was rushed to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital where she died. Deputy president William Ruto described her as a strong woman who braved adversity to raise a young family, with little time to grieve her husband. Currently, the arrangements are on course to airlift the body to Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi. She graduated with a degree in Terrorism, Counter Terrorism and Extremism at the Murdoch University between 2008 and 2011. Read More »

Trump takes his 'America First' policies to Davos facing global criticism


But May's response was less certain. Confirmation of the visit comes a year after the Prime Minister extended an invitation for a state visit to the President within days of his inauguration. Several of the country leaders assembled in Davos have denounced protectionism this week in apparent reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's new punitive tariffs, and his scepticism towards regional trade agreements. Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo 'uncomfortable' over Jason Kidd firing


It was a surprising end to Kidd's three-plus-season tenure in Milwaukee, during which the Bucks made the playoffs twice, exiting in the first round each time. The loyalty Antetokounmpo showed to Kidd came as part of the trust the former Milwaukee leader placed in the Greek sensation, giving him the keys to the offense despite a pedigree as a raw talent coming into the National Basketball Association. Read More »

GST collection rise 7.3%, give govt a fiscal breather


Revenue collections under the goods and services tax have risen marginally in December. "A total of 8.10 lakh returns were filed by Composition Dealers paying a total of Rs. "There is no other reason for it (GST) to increase as tax rates remain what they were (in the previous month)". The government had attributed the downward trend in the GST tax revenue in the past two months to three factors. Read More »

Turkey warns US to halt YPG support in Syria


The US and UK-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democractic Forces (SDF), who have been at the forefront of the war against Daesh, issued an updated statement on casualties. Speaking in a joint news conference with his Nigerien counterpart Brigi Rafini in Ankara, Yıldırım said the operation continued as planned. Two people, a Turk and a Syrian, were killed on Wednesday after two rockets fired from Syria by the YPG landed in the border town of Kilis, the local governor said. Read More »

Has the "Special Relationship" Between the U.S. and the UK Changed?


Earlier this month, a spokesman for May said she disagreed with Trump's use of the word "shithole" to describe African countries during a closed-door immigration meeting with USA lawmakers. He surprised many economists by praising a weaker USA dollar, claiming it helps with trade. "We want free and fair and reciprocal trade", he said. Read More »

This Is Malala's Message To Trump


Yousafzai, who was shot and almost killed by the Taliban in her native Pakistan in 2012 for insisting on the right of girls to go to school, has become a global sensation, pleading for the education of women. The prime minister also elaborated on his announcement in his keynote speech on Tuesday about the creation of a G7 gender equality advisory council. Read More »

Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller


What is the president being interviewed about? Trump has vigorously denied there was any collusion by his campaign with Russian interference and has called the probe a "witch hunt". The president's attorneys sought on Thursday to stress how much material has been shared with investigators. Sessions has dismissed any suggestions of collusion with Russian Federation, saying he stepped away from the investigation in order to avoid any conflicts of interest. Read More »

Hospital fire kills more than 30 people in South Korea


The early morning fire started at the back of the hospital's emergency room, which is located on the ground floor, Miryang fire chief Choi Man-woo said during a televised press conference. They suspected that many of those who died were elderly patients who could not move without assistance. Miryang is about 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul. Read More »

In Davos, European Leaders Try To Counterbalance Trump Views


Tackling ISIL and coping with the pressure of mass migration, two big domestic issues for the German politician, would benefit from a more active and unified response from countries across the world, she said. Referring to the huge amount of snow that has struck Davos over the past few days, Macron said it "could be hard to believe in global warming". Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and King Felipe of Spain, are also scheduled to feature in a Wednesday schedule that includes several ... Read More »

Kerber crushes Sharapova as 'almost dead' Halep survives


Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban. EPA-EFE/TRACEY NEARMYChung Hyeon of South Korea in action during his third round match against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne , Australia, 20 January 2018. Read More »

The Shutdown Blame Game: Will Voters Point Fingers Or Just Shrug?


Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama voted to end the shutdown in exchange for a promise the Senate will consider protecting child immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. [McConnell's] procedural concession means we've got a deadline and a process. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the Flake-Graham-Durbin immigration agreement was "totally unacceptable to the President and should be declared dead on arrival", in a press briefing on January 23. Read More »

SEC observes 8th National Voters' Day


The Election Commission of India has urged people to join them in celebrating this day by taking the National Voters' Day Pledge. Youth must keep in mind that the only consideration they should keep in mind while casting their vote is Good governance so that the Indian democracy will continue to march on the right path and become a Global leader, said the Governor. Read More »

Brexit: David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg spar over extending Article 50

He said: "We are taking two completely interconnected and aligned economies with high levels of trade between them, and selectively, moving them, hopefully very modestly, apart". Writing for ConservativeHome shortly before his appointment as Brexit secretary, Davis added: "So within two years, before the negotiation with the European Union is likely to be complete, and therefore before anything material has changed, we can negotiate a free trade area massively larger than the European Union". Read More »

Trump Calls Turkey's President To Discuss Strikes In Syria


It did not elaborate on that rhetoric. Berlin has put on hold any decision on Turkey's request for upgrading German-made tanks amid Ankara's operation against US -backed Kurdish militants in Syria . Promoted tweets from Turkish state media began showing up in users newsfeeds in the days following the start of the Syrian offensive on Saturday. Roughly 11 people have been charged and are in custody pending trial and seven people released, state-run Anadolu news agency said, citing police ... Read More »

Mueller's team questioned CIA Director Mike Pompeo


Now they're saying, 'Oh, well, did he fight back?'" Trump said. She reiterated that the White House would be cooperative with Mueller. While the White House said Trump fired Comey for his controversial handling of the Clinton email investigation, the president days later acknowledged in a television interview that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he made the decision. Read More »

Missing FBI texts found, may be released


U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00154)). "He doesn't just have the text messages, he also has interviewed people, has additional documents", Flores said. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, wrote a letter to the Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz. Johnson, for example, revealed one message in recent days indicating Strzok at first hesitated to participate in the Russian Federation probe because "of my gut sense and concern there's no big there there". Read More »

Trump next in line for Russia questioning


And given Trump's demonstrated propensity to stretch the truth, his voluble temperament and unwillingness to listen to advice, some legal experts also warn that an interview with Mueller could be a perjury trap. "I would love to do it", Trump told reporters in the White House when asked about testifying. Michael Zeldin, a CNN legal analyst who once worked for Mueller at the Justice Department, said the President may have just put his lawyers in a hard spot. Read More »