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Senators flag 'unusual' Susan Rice email on Russian Federation probe from Inauguration Day Senators flag 'unusual' Susan Rice email on Russian Federation probe from Inauguration Day
- February 14, 2018

In the email, Obama's national security adviser wrote: "President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities 'by the book.' The president stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective". (more...)
Invitation Denied: Olympian Adam Rippon Rejects Meeting With Mike Pence Invitation Denied: Olympian Adam Rippon Rejects Meeting With Mike Pence
- February 14, 2018

Pence of hypocrisy for making a political statement at a sporting event, pointing to the time he walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game after several football players kneeled during the National Anthem. I'm being me and being myself", he said, adding, "And I would be doing myself an injustice and an injustice to those kids who didn't think they could be themselves". (more...)
Turkey has legitimate security concerns: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg Turkey has legitimate security concerns: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg
- February 14, 2018

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg plan to meet on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference this week. "By 2024, 22 allies are expected to invest 20 percent or more of their defense budgets on major capabilities, which is NATO's guideline". Washington is concerned now that the bidding process might exclude USA firms. (more...)
'Good progress' made in Stormont talks 'Good progress' made in Stormont talks
- February 14, 2018

The Taoiseach and British Prime Minister are holding crunch talks at Stormont amid growing speculation that a deal to restore powersharing is edging closer. In a statement the DUP says that serious and significant gaps remain between the party and Sinn Fein and it will not agree to a free standing Irish language act. (more...)
Palace of Westminster receives letter with white powder, officials say Palace of Westminster receives letter with white powder, officials say
- February 14, 2018

The rest of Parliament remains open. Scotland Yard said that its counterterrorism command investigated the incident yesterday morning. The discovery comes just a day after Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa was rushed to hospital in NY after opening a letter with white powder inside. (more...)
Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction
- February 14, 2018

The donation by Kuwait's ruling emir, the 88-year-old Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, showed the deep interest his nation has in making sure Iraq becomes a peaceful, stable country after the war against IS. Meanwhile, rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Daesh is estimated to cost $88.2 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials say. (more...)
Congress is investigating White House's handling of Rob Porter Congress is investigating White House's handling of Rob Porter
- February 14, 2018

At a press conference on Wednesday, reporters reminded the Speaker that Trump has refused to publicly condemn former White House staffer Rob Porter for allegedly abusing his ex-wives and that the president has also declined to make a more generalized statement against domestic violence. (more...)
Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long? Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?
- February 14, 2018

Meanwhile, a CCTV video from the restaurant where Saakashvili was detained was posted in the internet. In the months since Poroshenko reversed his executive order that granted Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship, the latter has attempted to paint Poroshenko as a worse alternative to his predecessor, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych , who was toppled following the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution. (more...)
United Nations refugee chief: Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return United Nations refugee chief: Myanmar still not safe for Rohingya to return
- February 14, 2018

Survivors reported that more than 200 soldiers descended on the village, shooting and burning homes, she said. But, she added, "what Kadir found that day indicated that the military knew what it was doing was wrong and didn't want the world to know". (more...)
Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice' Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
- February 14, 2018

Omarosa , as she is mononymously known, has yet to respond to these inflammatory accusations. "Omarosa achieved nothing but incessant chaos, upsetting all her White House co-workers, and picking fights wherever she went in a manner that was entirely unsurprising to anyone who had met her or watched her on TV", the journalist wrote. (more...)
Germany considers free public transportation in most polluted cities Germany considers free public transportation in most polluted cities
- February 14, 2018

News magazine Politico cited a letter by acting Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks and others to EU Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella which outlined the plan. However, the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) expressed doubts over the economic viability of free public transportation. Brussels has given Germany and eight other European Union member states a final chance to offer proposals to reduce vehicle emissions and conform to European Union air quality ... (more...)
US Senate begins debate on immigration US Senate begins debate on immigration
- February 14, 2018

Each of those DACA recipients has a deadline of their own for when they will lose protections from deportation and permission to work in the U.S. But if senators can't find a bill this week, the debate could easily get lost in the Senate calendar. (more...)
Russia Threatens to Block YouTube and Instagram, After Complaints From an Oligarch Russia Threatens to Block YouTube and Instagram, After Complaints From an Oligarch
- February 14, 2018

Navalny also alleged, without offering proof, that Deripaska was briefing Prikhodko on information on the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign that he had received from Paul Manafort , the former Trump campaign manager. Navalny's video was still on YouTube as of Wednesday, and had been viewed nearly 5 million times. On Monday, Mr. Navalny said that both the court and the agency were doing the bidding of Mr. (more...)
United Kingdom charity watchdog to probe Oxfam United Kingdom charity watchdog to probe Oxfam
- February 14, 2018

Grosse Pointe Blank star Driver, who is now starring in ABC's Speechless , said that she would continue to work against "social and economic injustice". On average there are 600 cancellations per month. The organisation, however, said it had received 78 single gifts on Tuesday, the highest number since January 1. (more...)
Ukraine's Klimkin visits Kuwait for talks with anti-ISIS coalition Ukraine's Klimkin visits Kuwait for talks with anti-ISIS coalition
- February 14, 2018

Kuwait, which is hosting an worldwide donors' conference to raise funds for Iraq, pledged $2 billion (1.6 billion euros) in loans and investment. Washington has invested $60 billion in Iraqi reconstruction since 2003, when a US-led coalition invaded the country and overthrew former dictator Saddam Hussein. (more...)
DNI Coats: Cyber rises to top of worldwide threat assessment DNI Coats: Cyber rises to top of worldwide threat assessment
- February 14, 2018

Jack Reed (D-RI) pressed the intelligence chiefs about whether the President had specifically directed to combat interference by Moscow, there were only general responses. Coats is speaking Tuesday at a congressional hearing on worldwide threats. Now, America's intelligence chief has warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India and quoted that risking an escalation of tension between the two neighbors its bad. (more...)
UK's Boris Johnson seeks to reassure Brexit skeptics UK's Boris Johnson seeks to reassure Brexit skeptics
- February 14, 2018

Continuing the conciliatory tone in an article for the Sun, Mr Johnson writes: "To those who worry that we are somehow going to become more insular, the exact reverse is true". In a speech aimed at assuaging Remainers and building unity as Britain negotiates its European Union exit, the foreign secretary insisted Brexit was "grounds for much more hope than fear". (more...)
Shots fired outside National Security Agency headquarters Shots fired outside National Security Agency headquarters
- February 14, 2018

A black SUV dotted with bullet holes is stopped by barriers, airbags appear to be deployed and the tailgate is open with objects falling out. Three people are believed to have been shot outside the NSA campus with a police officer is among those injured in the shooting. (more...)
Strongest storm in 60 years batters Tonga in South Pacific Strongest storm in 60 years batters Tonga in South Pacific
- February 14, 2018

The Category 4 cyclone is not expected to strengthen to Category 5, as weather models earlier predicted. Communication and power is cut off to Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa in the southern Lau Islands, but Vilame Duimanu from Fiji's Disaster Management Office says current reports are looking positive. (more...)
Navy warship to sail through disputed sea Navy warship to sail through disputed sea
- February 14, 2018

China claims almost all of the resource-rich waterway and has been turning reefs and islets into islands and installing military facilities such as runways and equipment on them. Duterte, who has revived ties and sought Chinese investments and infrastructure funding after rising to power in 2016, said Chinese officials have assured him China will no longer undertake constructions in the Spratlys. (more...)
Rob Porter close to promotion when he resigned after abuse allegations Rob Porter close to promotion when he resigned after abuse allegations
- February 14, 2018

Soon thereafter, he said , "We received requests for follow-up inquiry, and we did that follow-up and provided the information in November". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later clarified that the FBI investigation is only the first step in the lengthy background check process. (more...)
You won't BELIEVE what this woman did inside an airport X-ray machine You won't BELIEVE what this woman did inside an airport X-ray machine
- February 14, 2018

She didn't trust the security staff with her precious handbag and got herself scanned along with the bag by climbing into the X-ray machine at Dongguan Railway Station in south China, Daily Mirror reported. Security staff told her that this bag would also have to be checked and she reluctantly circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner. Security officers were so shocked that they did not even try to stop the woman who quickly collected her other bags and went on to catch her train. (more...)
I gave $130000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, says Trump lawyer I gave $130000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, says Trump lawyer
- February 14, 2018

Cohen says, "Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford [Stormy's real name], and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly". Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen , is said to have made the pay off just one month before the November 2016 presidential vote. She said she spoke with Trump on the phone or saw him in person for about a year. (more...)
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur to make court appearance today Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur to make court appearance today
- February 14, 2018

Toronto police have said hundreds of officers have taken part in the investigation, adding that cadaver dogs from neighbouring forces have been called in to relieve local canines exhausted from their efforts. Because the investigation has left Toronto cadaver dogs exhausted, Toronto police have turned to dogs on other forces, including York, Peel and the Ontario Provincial Police. (more...)
VA Democratic Governor Ralph Northam visits White House for infrastructure meeting VA Democratic Governor Ralph Northam visits White House for infrastructure meeting
- February 14, 2018

Trump said it's a common sense and bipartisan plan that Congress should support, but Democratic leaders are raising concerns. US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will announce a " reciprocal tax " on imports this week, but did not elaborate on the proposal , which he mentioned during a White House event on his infrastructure plan . (more...)

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