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United Kingdom sex pest MPs, peers face expulsion United Kingdom sex pest MPs, peers face expulsion
- February 09, 2018

The recommendations have been agreed by a cross-party committee, set up by Prime Minister Theresa May and chaired by the Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom . "The new procedures must ensure checks and balances are in place to guard against such complaints". A new grievance procedure for staff to be unveiled. (more...)
North Korea has 'no intention' of holding talks with US at Games North Korea has 'no intention' of holding talks with US at Games
- February 09, 2018

South Korea's Unification Ministry said North Korea informed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, Kim Yo Jong would be part of the delegation coming to the South for the Winter Olympics . After months of sabre rattling by North Korea over the rogue state's nuclear weapons, its southern neighbour is now concerned about a "charm offensive" on the eve of the Winter Olympics. (more...)
Drone kills three 'Haqqani militants' in Afghanistan Drone kills three 'Haqqani militants' in Afghanistan
- February 09, 2018

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. "In early 2016, he coordinated funds transfers with a Pakistan-based LeT facilitator". The other two are accused of acting on behalf of Shaikh Aminullah, who was blacklisted in 2009 for providing material support to Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban. (more...)
NIH and opioid response get boost in Senate budget deal NIH and opioid response get boost in Senate budget deal
- February 09, 2018

Senate leaders are working to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for passage before the government begins to shut down at midnight. "We're in risky territory here", he said. The government will run out of money at midnight unless Congress passes the budget deal. Republicans are eager to keep spending and immigration separate. (more...)
Steelers hire Karl Dunbar from Alabama as defensive line coach Steelers hire Karl Dunbar from Alabama as defensive line coach
- February 09, 2018

Dunbar has served as defensive line coach in Tuscaloosa for the past two seasons, but previously coached in the National Football League ranks for nine campaigns. Bradley was a longtime Penn State assistant under Joe Paterno , serving for the Nittany Lions for 37 years as a player, grad assistant and coach. A lot of things he did, I do. (more...)
European Union leaked paper discourteous, says David Davis European Union leaked paper discourteous, says David Davis
- February 09, 2018

Guy Verhofstadt said the piece by Ms May's former advisor Nick Timothy in The Daily Telegraph , which accused Jewish businessman Mr Soros of a "secret plot" to thwart Brexit, had no place in a mainstream newspaper. A Government spokesperson said the document did not represent Government policy and does not consider the outcome we are seeking in the negotiations. (more...)
Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- February 09, 2018

Russian Federation dismissed calls for a month-long humanitarian ceasefire as the UN Security Council met to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis. But the Syrian government's main ally Russian Federation said that was "not realistic". "For 30 years we have been sending our soldiers to fight Iran's" proxies in the region, he said. (more...)
North Korea holds military parade ahead of the Olympics
- February 09, 2018

The delegation , led by the North's ceremonial leader Kim Jong Nam, will arrive at Incheon International Airport, near Seoul , around 1:30 p.m., the ministry said. Even as the missiles were rolling by his viewing stand, South Korean officials announced that Kim's younger sister, due to attend Friday's opening ceremony, will have a luncheon with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (more...)
Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
- February 09, 2018

South Korea Winter Olympics will start in the northeastern city of Pyeongchang on February 9. "This will mark Kim Yo-Jong's debut on the global stage", Yang told AFP . Seoul had asked the United Nations to allow the entire North Korean delegation to come, saying that it will, quote, "serve as a timely opportunity to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and beyond". (more...)
2 soldiers martyred in Turkey's Afrin operation 2 soldiers martyred in Turkey's Afrin operation
- February 09, 2018

F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border. Washington, which a year ago launched cruise missiles on a regime airfield in retaliation for a nerve agent attack in Khan Sheikhun that killed scores of people, has threatened more military action. (more...)
Dow rallies back, ends trading day sharply higher Dow rallies back, ends trading day sharply higher
- February 09, 2018

Going back to 2010, the S&P 500 index has fallen 3 percent or more in a single day 15 times. Aside from the Dow Jones , other indexes such as the S&P 500 slipped by 4.1% to 2,648.94 which is its biggest plunge since August 2011 when the United States lost its triple-A credit rating. (more...)
Turkish, Iranian, Russian presidents to meet in Istanbul Turkish, Iranian, Russian presidents to meet in Istanbul
- February 09, 2018

He warned against what he called attempts to "alter geographical borders in the region" including that of Syria. On Monday, Iran urged Turkey to halt the Afrin operation, saying it breached Syrian sovereignty and would increase tension. (more...)
Canada suffers attractive loss in historic first Olympic combined doubles sport Canada suffers attractive loss in historic first Olympic combined doubles sport
- February 09, 2018

Morris won Olympic gold in 2010 playing third for Kevin Martin, while Lawes topped the podium in 2014 as vice for Jennifer Jones. "I have full confidence that we can bounce back". They will also compete in both the men's and women's curling competitions set to start on February 14. A 600-year-old niche sport that catches the world's attention every four years - the sweeping, the shouting, the trousers! - curling will be ever-present in Pyeongchang. (more...)
8 arrests following Eagles Super Bowl win 8 arrests following Eagles Super Bowl win
- February 09, 2018

Schools, museums, courts, government offices and even the Philadelphia Zoo will be shut down as the city fetes an underdog Eagles team that few outside Philadelphia thought had a prayer of beating the mighty Patriots. Mayor Jim Kenney had a simple request for Philadelphians. Bundled up against freezing winds, some fans from New Jersey walked across the almost 2-mile long Benjamin Franklin Bridge just to get into the city. (more...)
Clippers do not trade DeAndre Jordan at trade deadline Clippers do not trade DeAndre Jordan at trade deadline
- February 09, 2018

In fact, it was reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in making a trade for Jordan , but it seems as though the two sides failed to reach an agreement. The Celtics have a very good team - the No. 1 team in the East, in fact - and a lot of options as the trade deadline approaches. According to Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have refused to even discuss a trade involving Gasol. (more...)
USA congressional leaders forge budget deal that adds to deficit USA congressional leaders forge budget deal that adds to deficit
- February 09, 2018

That agreement includes a $300 billion increase to both military and non-military spending limits for this year and 2019, and raises the debt until March 1 next year. Lawmakers intend to combine the two-year spending deal with a short-term measure to keep the government operating when current funding runs out at the end of the day Thursday. (more...)
Syrian Regime Airstrikes Continue On Besieged Damascus Suburb Syrian Regime Airstrikes Continue On Besieged Damascus Suburb
- February 09, 2018

Dozens of people were seriously injured, and a number of medical clinics had been destroyed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based war monitor. The monitoring group did not mention allegations of chlorine use in Tuesday's attacks. The Syrian military statement said Israeli warplanes had fired several missiles from inside Lebanese airspace at a military position in the Damascus countryside at 03:42 (01:42 GMT) on Wednesday. (more...)
North Korea Shows Off 4 ICBMs During Military Parade North Korea Shows Off 4 ICBMs During Military Parade
- February 09, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S.is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics . (more...)
255 nominations for Nagaland Assembly found valid 255 nominations for Nagaland Assembly found valid
- February 09, 2018

Aier said scrutiny of nomination papers of a total of 257 candidates who filed their papers for the elections was held on Thursday at the respective offices of the Returning Officers, in which 227 candidates were found eligible. The highest nominations are made under Mokokchung district with 48 candidates. The state's ruling NPF has announced it will contest in 58 assembly segments. (more...)
Congress protests in RS against Modi's remark on Renuka Chowdhury Congress protests in RS against Modi's remark on Renuka Chowdhury
- February 09, 2018

Modi on Wednesday took a dig at Chowdhury after she laughed loudly when he claimed that the Aadhaar idea was conceptualised during the (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee government. I can't fall to that level to reply to him. Talking to media persons here, Congress leader Anand Sharma said Modi had distorted history to mislead the people and used a language no Prime Minister had done before. (more...)
Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support
- February 09, 2018

Sources here said the Maldivian government was asked to postpone the visit as both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were out of Delhi. India is seen to be pro-Mohamed Nasheed, the former President who is in exile, while Yameen has cosied up to China in a big way. Nasheed is wrapped up in the political turmoil that has swept the archipelago nation since the Supreme Court ordered his release in absentia as well as the release of other several jailed ... (more...)
US Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal US Senator Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal
- February 09, 2018

If in Bowling Green tonight you wanted to go in someone's house, even someone accused of a heinous crime, you would call a judge, unless there's screaming going on inside. "But nobody wants to have it pointed out what an eye sore this deal is and how obnoxious it is to conservatives to spend good money after bad". All they have to do - I told him this at 11:00 a.m. (more...)
Rick Adelman's son RJ dead at 44 after being struck by auto Rick Adelman's son RJ dead at 44 after being struck by auto
- February 09, 2018

Adelman was a pedestrian struck by an 80-year-old woman driving a minivan while crossing a street in downtown Houston , according to a TMZ Sports report. The accident remains under investigation, but the driver has not been charged thus far. R.J. was a scout for the Sonics and the Kings before becoming an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets while his father was the head coach. (more...)
Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria
- February 09, 2018

Russian Federation has waged a punishing aerial campaign against Syria's armed opposition since intervening in the civil war on the side of its ally, President Bashar Assad, in 2015. "Come on, get out", the Turkish leader said, taking direct aim at USA military support for Syrian Kurdish paramilitary forces that Ankara claims are directly linked to Kurdish terrorist organizations. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Yo-jong headed to Winter Olympics North Korea's Kim Yo-jong headed to Winter Olympics
- February 09, 2018

Commuters at the Seoul Railway Station watch a TV news programme showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and his sister Kim Yo Jong, who will be part of Pyongyang's delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics next week. Born September 26, 1987, Kim Yo Jong studied in Switzerland like her brother and is believed to have attended Kim Il Sung University and a western European school for her higher education. (more...)

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