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Belgium to shut airspace for 24 hours due to strike Belgium to shut airspace for 24 hours due to strike
- February 15, 2019

In response, Belgium's prime minister, Charles Michel, has asked the striking unions to continue negotiations with the country's economic council on Thursday. Riga Airport likewise announced that both Airbaltic and Ryanair have cancelled all of their flights to and from Belgium on Wednesday. The German carrier TUI fly will operate its scheduled Belgian flights from the nearest French and Dutch airports. (more...)
It snowed in... Maui, Hawaii? It snowed in... Maui, Hawaii?
- February 15, 2019

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources ( DLNR ) said in a statement that Monday was perhaps the first time snow has ever fallen in a Hawaii state park. It could also be the lowest elevation snow ever recorded in the state'. Hawaii News Now reported that one man was injured when a utility pole crashed on his vehicle. (more...)
Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General
- February 15, 2019

Three Democrats broke with their party and voted to confirm Barr: Sens. Barr previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 in the administration of George H.W. "By anybody, whether it's editorial boards, Congress or the president", he said. Feinstein said the attorney general should be someone who is "objective, who is clearly committed to protecting the interest of the people, the country and the Constitution". (more...)
Ex-FBI official McCabe confirms discussions about removing Trump after Comey firing Ex-FBI official McCabe confirms discussions about removing Trump after Comey firing
- February 15, 2019

President Donald Trump called former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe "a puppet for Leakin' James Comey " after news came out Wednesday that McCabe began the obstruction of justice probe involving the Trump campaign and its ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
'Russian intelligence officer' third suspect in Novichok poisoning 'Russian intelligence officer' third suspect in Novichok poisoning
- February 15, 2019

High-ranking Kremlin military spy Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev was in the United Kingdom when the father and daughter were attacked in Salisbury last March, according to investigative journalist group Bellingcat , who also exposed the first two suspects, Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin. (more...)
Mass prison break as protests grip Haiti Mass prison break as protests grip Haiti
- February 15, 2019

Police only provided a toll after the first day of nationwide protests on February 7, with two killed on the sidelines of the marches. Prison conditions in Haiti are considered to be among the most inhumane in the world by human rights groups. (more...)
Mike Pence Condemns Rep. Omar For Pushing ‘Anti-Semitic Tropes’ Mike Pence Condemns Rep. Omar For Pushing ‘Anti-Semitic Tropes’
- February 15, 2019

Congresswoman Omar, it's awful what she said ". It took hours of strong prodding by other Democrats , but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders finally condemned "anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations" by Rep. Her support for BDS is apparently her essence: blaming Israel alone for the conflict, absolving Palestinians of all responsibility, delegitimizing Israel's very existence, &accusing its supporters of shallow motives &manipulation by Jewish money", he said. (more...)
WATCH Wreck of Legendary US WWII Aircraft Carrier Discovered on Seabed WATCH Wreck of Legendary US WWII Aircraft Carrier Discovered on Seabed
- February 15, 2019

Navy fired over 400 5-inch shells from deck guns onboard destroyers at the USS Hornet and launched nine torpedoes into her during attempts to sink her. One hundred-forty sailors of a crew of nearly 2,200 died in the attack. Retired Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, director of naval history and heritage command, said in the statement that while the Hornet was lost, the Japanese victory came at "an extremely high cost". (more...)
India says Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out Kashmir attack India says Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out Kashmir attack
- February 15, 2019

Dhinakaran confirmed at least one bus carrying 39 passengers was attacked as the convoy - which consisted of 77 vehicles and about 2,500 personnel - travelled through Pulwama district , 35 kilometers outside Srinagar . "My sympathies are with the families of those courageous personnel who lost their lives in this attack". The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the courageous martyrs and may the injured recover quickly. (more...)
China puts NZ 'on notice' over Huawei treatment China puts NZ 'on notice' over Huawei treatment
- February 15, 2019

However, Philip Burdon, a former National government trade minister and recently chairman of the Asia New Zealand Foundation told Mike Hosking China is clearly putting New Zealand on notice. Ms Ardern responded that a number of ministers had already visited and there was "ongoing engagement" which means at any time there will be ministers working on visits. (more...)
Afghan Taliban negotiation team to meet PM Imran in Islamabad Afghan Taliban negotiation team to meet PM Imran in Islamabad
- February 15, 2019

Pakistani premier, Imran Khan has been repeatedly making calls for a political settlement to the conflict - a narrative that earned him the title of Taliban Khan. The Taliban and the United States are in a discussion to end more than a 17-year long bloody war in Afghanistan. In their last meeting held in Doha, the Qatari capital, both sides had agreed on a framework for a possible US troop withdrawal in exchange for Taliban counterterrorism guarantees, saying they would set up two working ... (more...)
Taoiseach denies being 'complacent' over no-deal Brexit Taoiseach denies being 'complacent' over no-deal Brexit
- February 14, 2019

Mr Ahern said a no-deal Brexit would be "devastating" for Ireland, particularly for small businesses and farms, with surveys forecasting 40,000 job losses and a 4 per cent cut in GDP. "The Irish-Irish border is a European border". United Kingdom politicians will this evening vote on a Government motion which says the House of Commons "reiterates its support" for the Brexit strategy MPs backed in a vote at the end of last month. (more...)
Scott Morrison reopens Christmas Island detention centre Scott Morrison reopens Christmas Island detention centre
- February 14, 2019

In other cases, paperwork for asylum seekers and refugees had been prepared well ahead of yesterday's passage of the bill, so the documents could be "ready for lodgement" as soon as the changes become law. What happened at Christmas Island previously? "I'm going to be engaged in very clear and direct messaging to anyone who thinks they should get on a boat", Mr Morrison said. (more...)
Bangladeshi-British schoolgirl who joined IS 'wants to return to UK' Bangladeshi-British schoolgirl who joined IS 'wants to return to UK'
- February 14, 2019

Millions of people were living in territory controlled by the terrorist group, which had declared the creation of a caliphate. The three friends joined classmate Sharmeena Begum who left London in December 2014, with each marrying an Islamic State foreign fighter shortly after arriving in Raqqah, Begum told the Times . (more...)
Marking the 40th year Marking the 40th year
- February 14, 2019

Over the past decade, Iran has frequently test-fired and displayed missiles, sent several short-lived satellites into orbit and in 2013 launched a monkey into space. "The world saw when Iran chose to help people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, they achieved victory". The demonstrations posed the most serious challenge to its clerical leadership since a 2009 uprising over disputed elections. (more...)
Government books 300 super luxury Prados for Saudi Crown prince Government books 300 super luxury Prados for Saudi Crown prince
- February 14, 2019

Responding to a question, if Pakistan would pay the price in return to Saudi investment such as becoming part of military coalition against Yemen, Foreign Minister Qureshi strongly dismissed the notion, saying, "I say it loud and clear that there is no condition attached with Saudi investment". (more...)
Hundreds flee Syria fight for last IS holdout Hundreds flee Syria fight for last IS holdout
- February 14, 2019

Coalition forces and SDF fighters stood over about 20 men who were crouching on the ground. Intisar Abdel-Hafez, 30, an Iraqi woman who fled with her children, said her husband was a teacher who had stayed in Baghouz with his elderly mother. (more...)
USA congress seeks to end support for Riyadh USA congress seeks to end support for Riyadh
- February 14, 2019

The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution calling for the withdrawal of US armed forces from Yemen and ending support for the Saudi-led coalition's campaign in the country. Two weeks ago, the White House issued a veto threat against the resolution, saying in a statement of administration policy that the "premise of the joint resolution is flawed" and that US assistance to the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen is "limited". (more...)
'I'm sorry'- Thai princess apologises after ill-fated run for PM 'I'm sorry'- Thai princess apologises after ill-fated run for PM
- February 14, 2019

The country's Election Commission said it recommended the Thai Raksa Chart Party be dissolved because its prime minister candidate was "in conflict with the system of rule of democracy with king as head of state". The constitutional court is expected to approve the election commission's request. The March 24 election is set to be a showdown between supporters of the exiled former prime minister and royalist incumbent Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, 64, who has led the ruling military ... (more...)
Philippine journalist critical of President Duterte arrested Philippine journalist critical of President Duterte arrested
- February 14, 2019

Rappler , founded in 2012, rejected the ruling. The February 12 arrest warrant, issued by Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46, ordered the NBI to arrest Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr., a former Rappler researcher, for allegedly violating Section 4 of Republic Act 10175 or the "Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012". (more...)
Rapper In Car With Gun Shot Dead By California Cops Rapper In Car With Gun Shot Dead By California Cops
- February 14, 2019

His older brother, Marc McCoy , told the Guardian: "There was no attempt to try to work out a peaceful solution". According to Vallejo Police , officers received a call from Taco Bell employees regarding a man slumped over in the driver's seat of a vehicle at their drive-thru. (more...)
FBI hopes serial killer’s portraits of victims could lead to identifications FBI hopes serial killer’s portraits of victims could lead to identifications
- February 14, 2019

So far investigators have managed to link Little to 36 of his claims, spanning the width of the USA, from LA to Washington DC. Officers are said to be desperately scouring old case files and photographs to try and identify the Jane Does, but matching them up is proving to be a hard task. (more...)
World court to rule on Iran's billions frozen in US World court to rule on Iran's billions frozen in US
- February 14, 2019

The case filed in June 2016 centres on assets from the Iranian national bank, Bank Markazi, seized by US courts to compensate families of victims of a 1983 bombing of a US Marine Corps base, which Washington blames on Iran . Its rulings are binding and can not be appealed, but it has no means of enforcing them. Relations have been strained since US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. (more...)
Brock Long: US emergency management chief resigns Brock Long: US emergency management chief resigns
- February 14, 2019

Officials found he misused vehicles, but Long was not asked to resign, and he agreed to reimburse the government. Jerry Brown, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones, President Donald Trump and FEMA Director Brock Long tour the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park in California. (more...)
Big For Israel: Netanyahu Praises 'Excellent Meeting' With Omani Foreign Minister Big For Israel: Netanyahu Praises 'Excellent Meeting' With Omani Foreign Minister
- February 14, 2019

Foreign ministers and other officials from more than 60 countries were gathering for the conference in Warsaw, which starts Wednesday evening and whose agenda includes Iran, conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Israeli-Palestinian peace. The prime minister's social media accounts published the statement, leading numerous people, including Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, to point out the statement's ostensible belligerency. (more...)

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