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House Passes Spending Bill Ending Overnight Government Shutdown

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It would also bump limits on defense and nondefense spending by just under $300 billion combined over the next two years. At 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, the government's funding ran out - leading to a another government shutdown . During this stretch, other GOP senators came to the floor to try and break Paul's grip and criticize the move. "You can make a point all you want, but points are forgotten". Read More »

Air attacks on Eastern Ghouta and Idlib kill almost 200

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The latest death toll brings the number of civilians killed in four days of government airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta to 210, according to the Observatory. The Save the Children charity said children in the area were being "starved, bombed and trapped". Eastern Ghouta , which is home to 400,000 people, has been besieged by pro-government forces since 2013. Read More »

Barnier warns that border checks 'unavoidable' if United Kingdom leaves single market

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Sterling erased recent gains and slid against the dollar and the euro on Friday after the European Union's Brexit negotiator warned Britain that a post-Brexit transition deal was "not a given". It was said that Brexit would also allow Britain to shift its balance of trade to nations that are outside the EU. To some this sounds like staying in the single market and customs union - but other options, preferred by the United Kingdom, to avoid border checks are still on the table. Read More »

Congress Passes Massive Budget Bill To Re-Open Government After Brief Shutdown

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Friday's shutdown lasted just a few hours, while an earlier partial government shutdown in January was resolved after a three-day standoff, Efe reported. Keep a close eye on House Democrats all day - many want to vote for the deal, but also grasp the immigration dynamics and enthusiasm. In a "dear colleague" letter, Pelosi praised the new domestic spending in the budget bill, but added , "we can not allow our success in one part of the discussion to diminish our leverage in another". Read More »

'PM Modi's words are empty, he does not fulfill his promises'

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When NDA came to power and Modi went to France. Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of speaking a "lie" about UPA Defence Ministers not having disclosed cost of defence purchases, and demanded the government disclose the price of each Rafale fighter plane. Read More »

US Senate leaders reach budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline

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Federal financing for USA government agencies ceased at midnight after Congress failed to pass a bipartisan budget deal that would have prevented this year's second shutdown from happening. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic Whip and second-highest ranking member in the House, asked Ryan to consider a short-term funding bill called a continuing resolution to prevent a midnight shutdown. Read More »

Congress Passed A New Government Spending Bill Amid Shutdown

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After a temporary lapse in government funding that lasted through the night, the House passed a pricey two-year spending deal early Friday that will also fund the government for an additional six weeks. "This is reckless spending that is out of control". Cornyn later expressed his deep discontent with his colleague to reporters . Trump said it was a deal he had to make. Read More »

Canada 3-1 in Olympic mixed doubles

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The Canadians scored three in the fifth end to grab a 5-2 lead over the Hamiltons before the USA team replied with one in the sixth and stole another point in the seventh when Lawes nicked the guard on her final throw. The game consists of eight ends rather than 10. In addition to their bid in the mixed event, Becca, 27, and Matt, 28, will be curling for the USA women's and men's teams. Read More »

Oppn boycotts RS, says their voice being muzzled in House

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday came down heavily on the opposition over the disruptions in the Rajya Sabha proceedings and said that opposition leaders do not want an organised discussion. It listed the instances when the House was adjourned for a longer duration than warranted. But what is happening for the last one week that when a member gives notice for speaking in Zero Hour, without hearing him/her, the House is adjourned till 2 pm. Read More »

Mattis says USA service members in DACA will generally not be deported

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President Barack Obama decreed DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, in 2010 as a way to protect illegal immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the United States as minors. Others told BuzzFeed News that they were encouraged by Mattis' pledge, and hoped it meant they could enter military service sooner rather than later. Read More »

Former Virginia Tech Student Guilty Of Murdering Missing Girl Found in Triad

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Her naked body was later found dumped in a rural area of Surry County, North Carolina, near the Virginia border and about four miles from the home of Eisenhauer's grandparents. The data presented from the phone included screenshots of the conversations on Kik, an anonymous instant messaging app, between Eisenhauer and Lovell. Read More »

Woman alleges husband stole her kidney

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Following up after a surgery which she thought was appendix removal, doctor's confirmed that her right kidney was gone. After a few months, the homemaker started feeling unwell. Police say the husband confessed to selling the kidney to a businessman in the Indian state of Chattisgarh. An Indian woman has alleged that her kidney was stolen by her husband and her in-laws after she failed to pay the promised dowry. Read More »

Olympic opening ceremony hails united Korea sports teams

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A huge cheer greeted flagbearers Hwang Chung-gum, 22, a North Korean ice hockey player, and Won Yun-jong, 32, a South Korean bobsleigh star, as they led the unified team of athletes. A sense of peace built within the Olympic Stadium as the event neared conclusion. The moment reportedly occurred moments after North and South Korea marched into the stadium under one flag . Read More »

Modi, Donald Trump vows Indo-Pacific partnership

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pledged to strengthen security and economic cooperation and build on the Indo-Pacific partnership during a wide-ranging phone conversation, according to the White House. Two of the five Supreme Court judges were arrested by government forces and the other three overturned their unanimous ruling ordering the release of the nine politicians. Read More »

Trump blocks release of Democrats' FBI Russia intelligence memo

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The White House letter said Justice Department officials will be available to help "should the committee wish to revise the February 5th memorandum to mitigate the risks identified by the department". One House Republican said the President had made the wrong move. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Michigan, said Friday night he has read both memos, and the Democratic memo, like the GOP memo , does not endanger national security and should be released. Read More »

Jerusalem recognition 'high point' of first year in office

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Trump also explained without hesitation that the most memorable event from his first year in office was most likely his recognition of Jerusalem. "I think Jerusalem was a very big point". Trump was interviewed by Bismuth a few days after his first State of the Union address. Adelson is also a long-time friend and supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose rise to political prominence was aided by Israel Haiom's positive coverage. Read More »

US govt shutdown after Congress fails to vote

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McConnell gave Paul the opportunity to raise a procedural objection claiming the deal violates Senate budgetary rules, but the libertarian Republican declined the offer and started an hour-long speech against government spending. But House Democrats say they still have not gotten satisfactory assurances from Speaker Paul Ryan . "Part of it depends on the Democrats ". The bill , announced Wednesday, represented a rare bipartisan achievement. Read More »

TL;DR: Sri Lanka clinch series after Dananjaya five

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The visitors didn't need a second invitation, they won a big toss and although the batting didn't really match up, they made sure they had enough for their bowlers to come good. "In this sort of a wicket you should cash in on the first innings". Herath got rid of Imrul Kayes before the lunch break as wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella took a catch, just a ball after he hit the left-arm spinner for a six. Read More »

India vs South Africa 4th ODI: Probable Playing XI

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Those things pay off on days like these. Will it change tonight in the Day/Night game? After being sent in, India had a positive start with Mandhana and Punam Raut putting on 56 for the first wicket in 12.3 overs. Their only cause for cheer against the Proteas here came in January 2011, when Munaf Patel took 4-29 to lead India to a thrilling one-run win. The South Africans have conceded that they have yet to get a hang of the duo, which has tormented the hosts continuously. Read More »

UN Security Council declines to call for Syria ceasefire as fighting worsens

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The head of the Britain-based monitoring group, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the aim of the attack appeared to be the capture of a key oil field and a major gas plant in an SDF-held area. He pointed out that when Raqqa was liberated , the whole world saw how Daesh militants were simply relocated from there to another area controlled by Kurdish forces, adding that such an act would've been impossible without USA approval. Read More »

A 'Bloody Nose' Strike on North Korea Is Certainly Risky

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Unsurprisingly, the impostors caused quite a stir, and eventually were thrown out of Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, according to USA TODAY's Martin Rogers. This happened during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Her arrival on Kim Jong Un's private jet with a coterie of 22 officials was broadcast live on South Korean television. Read More »

Pence skips Olympic dinner with N Koreans

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During his meeting with the four defectors, including some who had been tortured and abused by the North, Pence warned that the world would see "a charm offensive by North Korea" on Friday. "Moon regime is leading Korea to destruction" read one of the banners the protesters were holding up. Sohn carried the torch into the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul in an emotional moment for all South Koreans that signified the nation entering the world stage. Read More »

Clean sheet in Buffon's 500th league game

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Jordan Veretout stood over the penalty for a full three minutes, but he never got the chance to take it after the referee signalled an intervention from the video assistant referee, and awarded a free kick to the visiting team for an offside infringement. Read More »

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Impersonators Crash Winter Olympics Ceremony

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Minutes into the ceremony, as children skipped through a mythical landscape, Moon greeted Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's 90-year-old ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam , the head of the North's Olympic delegation. Saturday's games at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , feature the first match of the joint North-South Korean women's ice hockey team, as diplomacy takes center stage at the start of the games . Read More »

Snow piles up in Midwest storm; traffic snarled

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Airlines warned of more cancelations to come at neighboring airports, and allowed passengers to change flight reservations without fees. The heavy rate of snow will also clog streets and highways in the Interstate 80, 90 and 94 corridors in the Midwest, AccuWeather said. Read More »

Angel Investor Booked For Harassing Woman

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Confirming Murthy's arrest, Senior Police Inspector, Khar Police station, Ramchandra Jadhav, said , "The inquiry in the matter is going on; he was arrested at around 5pm". During a group conversation, the victim praised Murthy, after which he started conversing with her on her personal chat. "A few months later, another complaint was received from the complainant after which the commission demanded a strict action against the accused and forwarded the complaint to Maharashtra Police again". Read More »

Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a meeting Saturday with a group of high-profile North Korean officials including the country's ceremonial head of state and a younger sister of true North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Pyeongchang Olympic organizers said they had apologized to Iran on Friday after a diplomatic furor over its athletes being denied special Samsung phones issued for the Games. Read More »

Trump blocking aid to Pakistan not stopping terrorism, US Senate told

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U.S. President Donald Trump released his policy for South Asia past year, saying that the United States "can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations", trigerring anger from the Pakistani side. Pakistan has faced repeated criticism for the forced return of some refugees who have fled war across the border, which the United Nations says is against worldwide law. Read More »

Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong in S Korea for Olympics

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Pence is leading the US delegation to the opening ceremonies, where he has worked to pour cold water on warming ties between the two Koreas. But she was rapidly ushered up the ladder after Kim Jong Un took the helm and is now one of the most powerful women in the isolated regime. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul's Opposition To Funding Bill Will Cause Shutdown

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California announced she would oppose the budget measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants. McConnell said the measure would rewrite existing defense limits that have "hamstrung our armed forces and jeopardized our national security". Although officially the government shutdown at midnight, it is possible it will be open for business on Friday. Read More »

Israel jet crashes after 'Iranian targets' attacked in Syria

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Israel said its aircraft, an F-16 jet, was carrying out strikes in response to the launch of a drone into Israeli territory. "Our air defenses confronted it and hit more than one plane", the unidentified military source said. Residents reported hearing a number of explosions and heavy aerial activity in the area near Israel's borders with Jordan and Syria. He described Israeli operation in Syria as " a surgical action deep in Syria ". Read More »