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Weather: Snow continues into Wednesday Weather: Snow continues into Wednesday
- February 08, 2018

Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and storms will be possible during the first half of next weekend. Wednesday , snow showers before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Today - Snow, mainly before 4 p.m. Sunday , it will be mostly sunny with a high near 28, the weather service said. (more...)
Venezuela government, opposition mediation talks flounder Venezuela government, opposition mediation talks flounder
- February 08, 2018

Current President Nicolas Maduro Moros is set to stand for re-election on behalf of the leftist We Are Venezuela party, the Socialist Unified Party (PSUV), and other smaller leftist parties allied to the government party. President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, reaffirmed on Sunday that the government delegation is ready to sign the agreement of peace and coexistence with the opposition of that country. (more...)
Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast LIVESTREAM
- February 08, 2018

At the 66th annual breakfast, Mr. Trump said that America is a "nation of believers" and that the country is "strengthened by the power of prayer". Mr. Meanwhile, Trump's staunchest religious supporters, white Evangelical Christians, have also developed longstanding ties to Russian Federation through worldwide pro-life and anti-LGTB conferences and organizations. (more...)
Iran offers support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism Iran offers support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism
- February 08, 2018

Those airstrikes increased after HTS fighters shot down a Russian jet over the province. "We implore the worldwide community to speak with one voice, taking every opportunity to publicly pressure the Assad regime, and its supporters, to cease its use of chemical weapons and hold those responsible accountable for these brutal attacks", Nauert stated. (more...)
Six Nations 2018: Uncapped Jordan Larmour on Ireland bench for Italy game Six Nations 2018: Uncapped Jordan Larmour on Ireland bench for Italy game
- February 08, 2018

Jack Conan and Dan Leavy will make their first starts in the Six Nations Championship while Devin Toner and Jack McGrath are recalled. Flyhalf Johnny Sexton , whose long range drop goal secured a winning start in Paris, leads an unchanged backline that will likely feature the uncapped Jordan Larmour at some point after the 20-year-old Leinster flyer was named among the replacements . (more...)
Spending Bill Needs House Approval to Avoid Government Shutdown Spending Bill Needs House Approval to Avoid Government Shutdown
- February 08, 2018

GOP leaders pitched the plan to rank-and-file Republicans Monday evening at a closed-door meeting. "As I've said many times before, a cromnibus will not pass the Senate ", Schumer said Tuesday. The House's top Democrat swung out against the latest plan. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said the bill is "a debt junky's dream". That additional spending worries some deficit-minded Republicans , and some Democrats are unhappy that immigration isn't part of the measure. (more...)
Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics Sister of North Korean leader to come to South for Olympics
- February 08, 2018

Today, the North announced that Kim Yo Jong , the sister of dictator Kim Jong-un, would attend the games, joining the country's nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam. A decision by North Korea to send the artists by sea has triggered debate in the South, where conservatives see the move as a clear indication the North is trying to use the Olympics to ease sanctions against it. (more...)
Viewers react to confusing 'blank screen' ad during Super Bowl commercial break Viewers react to confusing 'blank screen' ad during Super Bowl commercial break
- February 08, 2018

Still, the decline was smaller than the 10 percent falloff for National Football League games during the regular season. NBC's coverage of Super Bowl LII briefly went dark for almost 30 seconds on Sunday night. Among factors cited by analysts are an overall drop in television viewing and divisive player protests over racial inequality. Over on NBC's livestream of the big game, technical glitches included the apparent omission of commercials, which many Super Bowl fans count as one of ... (more...)
Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review Democratic memo on Russian Federation probe under White House review
- February 08, 2018

Bannon could face a contempt of Congress charge for his failure to answer the subpoena, but it was not clear whether the committee would take any action against him. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", Trump said of Bannon. At issue is whether the White House will allow Bannon to answer questions about his time in the Trump administration. (more...)
Intensified violence in Damascus kills more Syrians Intensified violence in Damascus kills more Syrians
- February 08, 2018

A White Helmet rescue worker was on his way to an area that has just been attacked only to realize that his own building was the one hit. The US State Department said on Monday it had recorded six suspected chemical attacks in Syria in the past 30 days. (more...)
AAA warns of dangers of 'drowsy driving' AAA warns of dangers of 'drowsy driving'
- February 08, 2018

A new report from AAA says that drowsiness is a factor in approximately one in 10 accidents, while government statistics based on police reports had previously estimated it to be involved in only 1 to 2 percent of crashes. A recent AAA Foundation survey found almost all drivers, or 96 percent, said they viewed drowsy driving as a serious safety threat. AAA says driving on five-hours of sleep is equivalent to driving drunk. (more...)
Young boy rescued from claw machine at Florida restaurant Young boy rescued from claw machine at Florida restaurant
- February 08, 2018

While dining with his mother Wednesday evening, Mason decided that he wanted a stuffed animal so badly that he chose to crawl into the game to get one. Fire officials rescued him with minimal damage to the game, the post said. "Pretty sure it won't be the same as their last". He added, "This is an awfully weird circumstance and you wouldn't expect it to happen, but it did have a happy ending and we strive to keep things positive and see the bright side". (more...)
Kim Jong Un's sister set to make appearance at Pyeongchang Olympics Kim Jong Un's sister set to make appearance at Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 08, 2018

Iran has summoned South Korea's ambassador over media reports that Iranians at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games would not receive the latest Samsung mobile phone given as a gift to most other athletes. The NIS said tens of billions of won in cryptocurrency were stolen from South Korea cryptocurrency exchanges past year through North Korean cyberattacks, which partly involved the sending of hacking emails to members of the exchanges. (more...)
Senate Budget Deal Provides $6 Billion To Fight Opioid, Mental Health Crisis
- February 08, 2018

Nondefense programs would receive about $60 billion over current levels. This week's chaos on the markets is not the only issue weighing on the United States economy. Following months of shutdown fights and amnesty disagreements, leaders agreed to increase defense and domestic spending, while lifting the debt ceiling to March 2019. (more...)
North Korean team attend Winter Olympics welcome ceremony in Pyeongchang North Korean team attend Winter Olympics welcome ceremony in Pyeongchang
- February 08, 2018

The UNC troops at the border are quick to note they are not a peacekeeping force, and often go out of their way to tell of North Korean provocations. Until the low-key parade in the capital, Pyongyang, the only marching North Koreans to be seen were a female band, resplendent in red and gold, welcoming athletes to the Olympic village in neighbouring South Korea. (more...)
Congress allegations on Rafale deal unfounded: Defence Ministry Congress allegations on Rafale deal unfounded: Defence Ministry
- February 08, 2018

On Monday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Rajya Sabha she could not disclose details of the deal as it is classified information. The Congress had alleged that Reliance has been picked as a partner to a French firm Dessault for "crony capitalism" in the Rafale jet fighter deal. (more...)
South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister
- February 08, 2018

The North had said the parade and rally would mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. The North Korean leader addressed his people, urging them to remain vigilant against the United States and its "hostile policy". The North's participation in the Games was the result of painstaking diplomatic negotiations between Seoul and Pyongyang - the first of their kind in almost two years. (more...)
South African presidency denies claim Zuma plans to fire deputy Ramaphosa South African presidency denies claim Zuma plans to fire deputy Ramaphosa
- February 08, 2018

Zuma still retains the support of a faction within the ANC, but has seen several prominent party allies desert him recently. The non-profit group first called for the president to resign more than a year ago. Then, Times Live, an online news service, issued a report citing sources saying Zuma would resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised in a deal struck with Ramaphosa. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi should answer questions, not always make allegations Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi should answer questions, not always make allegations
- February 08, 2018

Sonia Gandhi today told Congress parliamentarians that her son Rahul Gandhi , who took over as party president in December is her boss as well. "When we speak about creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh". (more...)
Conservatives Line Up Against McConnell-Schumer Spending Deal Conservatives Line Up Against McConnell-Schumer Spending Deal
- February 08, 2018

Earlier, Republican and Democratic rivals in the Senate said they had reached a breakthrough after months of bickering over spending priorities. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. Several Senate Democrats , including John Tester of Montana, said they were buoyed by the deal but wanted to study the details before signing on. (more...)
Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill
- February 08, 2018

The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Tuesday evening, according to House majority leader Kevin McCarthy's schedule. The Children's Health Insurance Program got a four-year extension, and community health centers will see funding increases. (more...)
Domestic abuse allegations reach the doors of White House Domestic abuse allegations reach the doors of White House
- February 08, 2018

A former chief of staff to Hatch, Porter joined the White House at the beginning of Trump's administration, though he wasn't well-known to the President like other top West Wing staffers. The New York Times reports that the White House knew of the allegations against Porter and they contributed to a delay in him receiving a security clearance. (more...)
Andrew Wilkinson wins BC Liberal leadership on the fifth ballot Andrew Wilkinson wins BC Liberal leadership on the fifth ballot
- February 08, 2018

The longest serving BC Liberal in the race, he was first elected to the Legislature in 1994. Wilkinson beat out former Surrey Mayor and MP Dianne Watts , taking 53.11 per cent of the vote, compared to Watts' 46.89 per cent. David Moscrop, a political theorist at Simon Fraser University, said the Liberals chose a new leader who appealed to their fiscal sensibilities and underlying belief the party brand will bring them back to power. (more...)
Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence Gay Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Declines Meeting with Mike Pence
- February 08, 2018

Asked in January for his thoughts on Mr. Pence being chosen to lead the delegation, replied, "You mean, the same that funded gay conversion therapy?" "I don't think the current administration represents the values that I was taught growing up", Rippon said. (more...)
The Philippines: ICC investigation into drug killings a crucial moment for justice The Philippines: ICC investigation into drug killings a crucial moment for justice
- February 08, 2018

But Roque dismissed the ICC process as "a waste of time", and argued that the Philippines' war on drugs can not be considered as a "crime against humanity", because it is a "legitimate police operation" to protect the state. Sabio said Duterte had committed crimes against humanity "repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously" and killing drug suspects and other criminals had become "best practice". (more...)

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