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Obama administration spread evidence on President Trump and Russian Federation during transition Obama administration spread evidence on President Trump and Russian Federation during transition
- March 03, 2017

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed an Associated Press report on the memo. "There continues to be no there, there", Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said . The involvement of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr and California Representative Devin Nunes has sparked calls - mostly from Democrats - for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's role in the election and possible ties to Trump. (more...)
Trump signs bills promoting women in STEM, rescinding Obama gun rule
- March 03, 2017

As per the first order, NASA must actively ramp up its attempts to recruit and encourage more young women into taking up STEM careers. During the signing ceremony at the Oval Office Trump said it was unfair that only 1 in 4 women with a degree in one of these fields ends up working in them. (more...)
US Says Russia 'Accidentally' Bombed American-Backed Syrian Troops
- March 02, 2017

A joint operation targeting Islamic State (ISIS) militants near the village of al-Bab sent missiles at Syrian coalition troops instead, according to Army Lt. The incident on Tuesday marked the second time in a month that Russian aircraft mistakenly attacked friendly forces. The mistake in northern Syria highlights the complexity of the Syrian battlefield, where numerous forces with differing agendas are engaged in fighting. (more...)
Pakistani PM Sharif opens key regional economic summit
- March 02, 2017

President Ilham Aliyev thanked Pakistan for its support on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has appreciated the Iran's role in strengthening ECO as founder member state. ECO has taken important steps to promote connectivity and regional trade and tourism, Sharif added. Being a founding ECO member, Pakistan was committed to the ECO objectives, he said. (more...)
Samsung head to be indicted on bribery charges
- March 01, 2017

Samsung was the biggest single donor to the foundations, which Choi had set up to support Park's policy initiatives. The 48-year-old Lee, the scion of Samsung's founding family, has effectively helmed the group since his father's heart attack in 2014. (more...)
Trump Administration Pulls Out of Texas Voter ID Lawsuit
- March 01, 2017

The administration's partial retreat in the dispute highlights how Atty. Breitbart Texas reported on January 22 that a federal magistrate delayed a hearing in the Texas voter ID case so that the Trump Administration would have time to reassess the federal administration's decision. (more...)
Iran test-fires new missiles in naval drills
- March 01, 2017

It comes after tensions between the United States and Iran heighten, following the election of President Donald Trump and Tehran's earlier test firing of ballistic missiles. Former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a long letter to President Trump on Sunday in which he criticized the travel ban that the US President tried to impose on seven Muslim-majority nations - one of which was Iran. (more...)
Syria: Geneva Peace Negotiations Underway
- February 26, 2017

On Wednesday, Salem al-Meslet, spokesman for the HNC umbrella group, told the AFP news agency that the so-called Syrian opposition wants face-to-face discussions with government representatives instead of negotiating in separate rooms. "It will be a long, hard process and an early public breakthrough should not be expected", he told reporters. We expected Jaafari to be that tough, because of what happened today.... (more...)
Racing suspend Ali Williams amid cocaine investigation
- February 26, 2017

Their alleged dealers were also taken into custody. Williams, 35, now plays with French club Racing 92, while O'Connor, 26, plays for Toulon . LCI .fr reported that Williams allegedly tried to throw away several packets containing cocaine after being approached by plain clothes police officers. (more...)
Human Rights Watch Denied Work Permit
- February 25, 2017

Israel has denied a senior director from Human Rights Watch (HRW) a work permit, accusing the watchdog of promoting "Palestinian propaganda" and adopting an "anti-Israel agenda". "This decision and the spurious rationale should worry anyone concerned about Israel's commitment to basic democratic values", Iain Levine , who oversees Human Rights Watch's research and reporting, said in a statement. (more...)
After Charleston, Dylann Roof headed for 2nd AME church, documents say
- February 24, 2017

He added that he would hate to know what the outcome would have been if the Bible study hadn't been canceled that night. There, he turned off his Global Positioning System for several minutes, which prosecutors say suggests he sat there contemplating another attack. (more...)
Caretaker Arrested For Reportedly Giving 100-Year-Old Man Lap Dance
- February 23, 2017

The man had dementia and appeared uncomfortable with the act, which was similar to a lap dance, Sandusky police Det. Brittany Fultz , 26, was filmed pulling down her knickers and "mooning" the elderly resident before straddling his leg at the OH care home, police said. (more...)
Trump and the Crown: Brits unsettled over U.S. president getting royal treatment Trump and the Crown: Brits unsettled over U.S. president getting royal treatment
- February 23, 2017

The visit has spurred 1.8 million people in Britain to sign a petition saying he should not be given a state visit because it could embarrass Queen Elizabeth . "We didn't do this for Kennedy, we didn't do this for Truman , we didn't do this for Reagan, but for this man...we say, 'Please come and we will lay on everything, because we are so desperate for your company, '" Lammy said. (more...)
Police Release Audio of Suspect in Murders of Indiana Girls Police Release Audio of Suspect in Murders of Indiana Girls
- February 23, 2017

The audio quality is not great, but police said it's enough for someone to recognize the person's voice. "You may tell us who the right person was". Prior to their disappearance, Liberty posted a photo on Snapchat of Abigail looking somber on a railroad bridge in Delphi. (more...)
President Trump defends start of administration, bashes media President Trump defends start of administration, bashes media
- February 23, 2017

Spicer said the President is looking to identify where these leaks are coming from, but will not broadcast what steps he plans to take. The White House admitted Tuesday that Trump was told three weeks ago that ousted national security advisor Michael Flynn may have misled colleagues about his Kremlin contacts. (more...)
South Korea says North Korean regime involved in Kim Jong Nam murder
- February 20, 2017

If the arrested North Korean man, Jong-chol, was part of the assassination team, either directly or indirectly, police believe he would know the names of the three men who remain at large. 'We have to send a sample to the chemistry department, we have to send a sample for toxicology tests , ' he said. "After I went back to North Korea following my education in Switzerland, I grew further apart from my father because I insisted on reform and market-opening and was eventually viewed with ... (more...)
Samsung heir arrested in SKorea Samsung heir arrested in SKorea
- February 19, 2017

Lee Kyu-chul, a spokesman for the special prosecution office probing the scandal, said the investigators have since strengthened their case with additional evidence. The firm and Lee have denied any involvement in the corruption scandal. While Lee personally stands accused of collaborating with the President's aide, evidence shows that company funds were also used to make donations to Choi's numerous personal businesses and non-profit foundations. (more...)
Gambian President Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated on Saturday Gambian President Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated on Saturday
- February 19, 2017

Barrow first swore the oath of office in January in neighboring Senegal, where he was forced into exile when former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept the outcome of the nation's presidential election and tried to remain in power. (more...)
Suspect Arrested In Death Of N. Korean Dictator's Half-Brother Suspect Arrested In Death Of N. Korean Dictator's Half-Brother
- February 16, 2017

He told medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray , the Malaysian officials said. Malaysian officials refused, according to the wire service. "If the murder of Kim Jong Nam was confirmed to be committed by the North Korean regime, that would clearly depict the brutality and inhumanity of the Kim Jong Un regime", South Korean Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said. (more...)
European Union approves trade deal with Canada
- February 16, 2017

And unlike classic trade deals, CETA harmonizes regulations on matters such as health and the environment, a major concern for activists. Police reported 700 people protested. While the EU Parliament has to consent to trade pacts, the European Commission, EU Council of Ministers, and EU Council of state leaders all have influence in dictating the overall direction of European trade policy. (more...)
Astana session on Syria postponed, will be held on February 16 Astana session on Syria postponed, will be held on February 16
- February 16, 2017

Several previous attempts to end the civil war, which began almost six years ago, have failed. Assad has previously ruled out that idea. Al-Muslit also said the HNC had yet to receive an agenda for the negotiations that are due to begin on 23 February after initial consultations beginning on 20 February. (more...)
Kulgam killings: Pellets back in spotlight as two injured in police firing
- February 16, 2017

Two of them belonged to Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen while the other two were Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, the police said. In September militants stormed an army base and killed 19 Indian troops - while in November Pakistan said at least nine people were killed when cross-border shelling from the Indian side of the disputed territory hit a passenger bus. (more...)
Pro-Ankara rebels, Syria regime 'agree security line' in Al-Bab Pro-Ankara rebels, Syria regime 'agree security line' in Al-Bab
- February 16, 2017

The YPG said they fired warning shots at Turkish forces who attempted to cross the border into Rojava , northern Syria near Elok village. Rebels backed by Turkey have now taken much of the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State (IS), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. (more...)
French Vogue's new issue features first transgender cover model French Vogue's new issue features first transgender cover model
- February 15, 2017

The editor got to know of Sampaio late a year ago, when Alt's assistant suggested she take a look at an online story about her. Apart from one small detail: "Valentina, the femme fatale, was born a boy", Alt wrote. Politics aside, Sampaio is a stunning beauty who is worthy of a Vogue cover, according to Alt. In 1988, Naomi Campbell became the first African-American model to cover the magazine, followed by Andre J., a black, androgynous model in 2007. (more...)
Hitler doppelgänger spotted in Nazi dictator's birthplace
- February 15, 2017

The 25-year-old Austrian national was detained on Monday in his flat in the quaint northern town of Braunau am Inn, where the Nazi leader was born on April 20, 1889. Locals had spotted the disguised man around town at sites including Hitler's birth house and a local bookstore, where he browsed through magazines about World War Two. (more...)
Germany's Jewish community welcomes Steinmeier as country's new president
- February 14, 2017

Steinmeier was born on January 5, 1956 in the city of Detmold, Germany. Despite the role being largely ceremonial, past German presidents have acted as voices of moral authority in national and global conversations. The president was voted by a council formed by Parliament members. Steinmeier received 1260 votes . Having Mr Steinmeier move into the presidential Bellevue Castle in Berlin has emboldened the SPD. (more...)
Samsung boss to be questioned again today
- February 14, 2017

Lee. Investigators have suspected that Lee gave or promised some 43 billion won ($36 million) worth of bribes to Park's jailed friend Choi Soon-sil in return for the state-run pension fund's backing of a merger of two Samsung affiliates in 2015. (more...)
Census 2016: Bedroom communities growing in Manitoba
- February 11, 2017

The census found that Canada's population grew by five per cent between 2011 and 2016, and stood at 35,151,725 on census day. In the five-year period leading up to the 2016 census, the city and county were unable to reach a boundary adjustment agreement that studies said would create economic growth, with more investment and jobs and a population increase. (more...)
Russian athlete stripped of London 2012 gold medal
- February 11, 2017

CAS ruled that all prizes on between July 2010 and August 2015 are forfeited as a result of "clear evidence" that Savinova was involved in doping from the eve of the European Championship in Barcelona in 2010 until the 2013 world championships in Moscow. (more...)
Trump slams Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's fashion line (JWN)
- February 10, 2017

She is a great person - always pushing me to do the right thing! Nordstrom shareholders, meanwhile, appear unperturbed: while the stock briefly dipped into negative territory immediately following Trump's tweet, shares have beyond recovered. (more...)
Trudeau meets with Inuit leaders during first visit to Arctic as PM
- February 10, 2017

There is both hope and concern as the young Trudeau (45) is confronted with President Trump (70) demanding renegotiation of NATFA but also aware of essential USA markets in Canada. Neither man has been confirmed yet by the U.S. Senate. "For this president, you've got to throw out the playbook. whatever the normal course of action is, is something that's going to be totally different", Greenwood told Don Martin, host of CTV's Power Play. (more...)
Turkey to launch a new operation in Syrian city of Raqqa
- February 09, 2017

Turkey is now conducting an operation in Syria dubbed Euphrates Shield. Mr Trump also praised Turkey's contribution to the fight against Islamic State (also known as Isis) in Syria. The Turkish sources said new CIA Director Mike Pompeo would visit Turkey on Thursday to discuss the YPG, and battling the network of USA -based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating a July coup attempt. (more...)
Supreme Court ruling puts spotlight on death benefits for unmarried couples
- February 09, 2017

Throughout that time he had been a member of, and had paid into, the Local Government Pension Scheme. A woman whose partner died suddenly the day after their engagement has won the right to a survivor's pension at the Supreme Court. "In the meantime we would encourage any surviving partner of a deceased co-habiting scheme member who did not receive their full suite of pension benefits because a nomination was not made to make contact with us". (more...)
Government White Paper sets out housing plans
- February 08, 2017

Measures will be taken to make these easier to produce, develop a standardised housing needs assessment and build more flexibility into the current rules, but the government warned it would intervene if authorities fail to establish sufficient plans and review them every five years. (more...)
Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan
- February 07, 2017

Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in a report on Monday. In 2015, UNAMA attributed 1,866 civilian casualties (628 deaths and 1,238 injured) to Pro-Government Forces. The report also documents an increase in attacks from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's branch in Afghanistan, known as ISKP. Afghan security forces caused about 20 per cent of the overall casualties, while pro-government militias and worldwide forces caused two per cent each, the United Nations said. (more...)