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Russian Mercenary Attack In Syria Reportedly Meant To 'Test' US Military Resolve
- February 18, 2018

On 7 February, the US-led anti-Daesh coalition launched air strikes against forces loyal to the Syrian regime. It comes amid reports of Russian mercenaries being killed by United States special forces in Syria . I have great respect for them. The United States, Israel and Turkey all have deepened their involvement, seeking to protect their interests in the new Syria order. (more...)
Russian Mercenary Attack In Syria Reportedly Meant To 'Test' US Military Resolve
- February 18, 2018

On 7 February, the US-led anti-Daesh coalition launched air strikes against forces loyal to the Syrian regime. It comes amid reports of Russian mercenaries being killed by United States special forces in Syria . I have great respect for them. The United States, Israel and Turkey all have deepened their involvement, seeking to protect their interests in the new Syria order. (more...)
Soggy Saturday, before a dry and mild Sunday Soggy Saturday, before a dry and mild Sunday
- February 18, 2018

The rain may end mixed with wet snow during the midday hours on Friday as the front moves through and cold air arrives with a gusty wind. Under cloudy skies temperatures will steadily falling through the 30s and 20s tonight . Sunday will be sunnier with breezy southerly winds. Reasonable worst case scenario: 4"-8", reasonable best case scenario, snow showers with little/no accumulation. (more...)
Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh return from Bengaluru promotions of Aiyaary Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh return from Bengaluru promotions of Aiyaary
- February 18, 2018

Speaking of the film's release, Sidharth Malhotra had told IANS: "Our producers are tackling it". Though, the film does not delve into too many details on the alleged nexus among the top army officials, politicians, lobbyists and arms dealers, it carries many sequences hinting at a corruption in the system. (more...)
Community Lenten services are a shared tradition of faith, sacrifice Community Lenten services are a shared tradition of faith, sacrifice
- February 17, 2018

The deadline for submitting items for church briefs is 4 p.m. Wednesday. St. James Church of Christ will have a black history program at 5 today; they are asking those attending to go dressed in African or black American attire. St. Paul's Episcopal Church: 1430 Pine St.: 10 a.m. Rev. Bill Rontani. St. Paul Lutheran Church , 1417 11th St.: Feb. 18, special collection for LWML Mite Box; regular voters meeting after worship service with meal. (more...)
Violence during Rio carnival 'unacceptable': minister Violence during Rio carnival 'unacceptable': minister
- February 17, 2018

The violence in Rio was highlighted during Carnival celebrations that ended Wednesday in which images of gangs robbing tourists were repeatedly broadcast on national television. Last year , 134 police officers were killed in Rio, while police killed more than 1,000 people, the highest tally in almost 10 years, according to government figures. (more...)
Corbyn slams claims about Czech spy 'ridiculous' Corbyn slams claims about Czech spy 'ridiculous'
- February 17, 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said Mr Corbyn can not be trusted. He also received money'. But a Labour Party spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: 'As Svetlana Ptacnikova , Director of the Czech Security Forces Archive , has made clear, Jeremy was neither an agent, asset, informer nor collaborator with Czechoslovak intelligence. (more...)
Body of Filipina maid killed in Kuwait comes home Body of Filipina maid killed in Kuwait comes home
- February 17, 2018

A brother wept quietly, speechless and overwhelmed by emotion. Demafelis's brother Joejet and sister Jessica burst into tears upon seeing the remains of their sister. The duo allegedly escaped Kuwait after the authorities found the body of Joanna inside the freezer. Cayetano told reporters at the NAIA that the Kuwaiti government is "outraged" and pledged to do everything to resolve Joanna's case. (more...)
Iran Ready to Share Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources with India: Rouhani Iran Ready to Share Oil, Gas, & Energy Resources with India: Rouhani
- February 17, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind welcomed Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the last day of his three-day visit to India. In a move to further strengthen the Indo-Iranian ties, visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to share its oil, gas and energy resources with India. (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister
- February 17, 2018

The North Korean leader's nuclear ambitions contribute to that view and help him blackmail countries such as South Korea and the US, the commander said . Through high-level delegates including his sister, Kim Jong Un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae In to visit Pyongyang for a summit. Pence said he did not greet the delegation given that North Korea's was "the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet". (more...)
US, Turkey agrees to normalize relations, Turkish Foreign Minister says US, Turkey agrees to normalize relations, Turkish Foreign Minister says
- February 17, 2018

A war of words between Turkey and the United States has escalated ever since Turkey launched a military offensive into the Afrin region of northern Syria in January, in an effort to root out the YPG. Tillerson's visit to Ankara also came shortly after a Wednesday meeting in Belgium between Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Turkish Minister of Defense Nurettin Canikli at a NATO Defense Ministerial meeting. (more...)
President Trump to meet in Fla. with the 'bravest people' President Trump to meet in Fla. with the 'bravest people'
- February 17, 2018

We don't need "secure" schools - especially since, as the president noted at the beginning of his speech, his idea of making schools safer is to arm more people to take out active shooters. Anything that is about policy, not politics. "Please, this is the 18th one this year". You can stop the guns from getting into these children's hands. (more...)
Florida school shooting revives debate over gun laws Florida school shooting revives debate over gun laws
- February 17, 2018

But Trump is facing mounting pressure to address calls to tighten the nation's gun laws following the deadliest USA school shooting in five years. Trump says: "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior". Governor Rick Scott announced on Thursday that he will be organizing meetings with state and local leaders in Tallahassee next week to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety ... (more...)
VA secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff retires amid travel expense scandal VA secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff retires amid travel expense scandal
- February 17, 2018

The secretary's top aide was discovered to have doctored emails to make it appear as though Shulkin was receiving "special recognition" at the summit in order to justify his wife's travel to Denmark on the taxpayer's dime, amounting to more than $4,000. (more...)
Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless' Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'
- February 17, 2018

Ryan, the House Speaker, was among those politicians, telling reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday, "We need to step back" and it is "not the time to jump to conclusions". "Everything's on the table". But Blitzer pressed him on it again. "This kid deserves the death penalty", she said. Rahinsky applied for a police chief position in southern Florida in 2017, citing family ties as the only reason he threw his name in for consideration. (more...)
Ice Hockey: Do you believe in Miracles? Korea score a goal Ice Hockey: Do you believe in Miracles? Korea score a goal
- February 17, 2018

Adm Harry Harris Jr tells the House Armed Services Committee there's a prevailing view that Kim needs a nuclear arsenal to safeguard his regime. But Harris says Kim is after much more. Legislators cheered as Trump introduced Ji, and the 35-year-old triumphantly waved the crutches he had used to escape North Korea after a train ran over his limbs. (more...)
Here's how to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live stream Here's how to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live stream
- February 17, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics is now taking place in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, where a long list of competitions are set to take the big stage including figure skating , snowboarding, bobsleigh and ski jumping just to name a few. Heading into Pyeongchang , the 22-year-old had hoped to compete for five gold medals. Austria. If they win, it will be their fourth successive victory in women's super-G, equalling their longest winning run in any Winter Olympic event. (more...)
Karnataka Budget 2018: Siddaramaiah doles out sops for all castes and classes Karnataka Budget 2018: Siddaramaiah doles out sops for all castes and classes
- February 17, 2018

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced a 30 per cent hike in the salary for government employees as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendation. In yet another initiative that could earn huge good will of the farmers, he has announced loan waiver upto Rs 1 lakh taken by farmer from co-operative institutions in the case of his death. (more...)
Andhra Pradesh: 7 die after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning septic tank Andhra Pradesh: 7 die after inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning septic tank
- February 17, 2018

While four of them were declared brought dead by the doctors, three others lost their lives during treatment, reports said. The hatchery told the police that the workers had entered the tank without informing the company's supervisors, reported Deccan Chronicle . (more...)
The Women of Wakanda: Why 'Black Panther' is so important The Women of Wakanda: Why 'Black Panther' is so important
- February 17, 2018

His arrival generated a record five million tweets, and the buzz about " Black Panther ", set in the fictional kingdom of Wakanda , made it clear that this was more significant than just the opening of another movie . "I'm 5 months removed from ACL surgery and I sprinted through the theater to get that turned off so damn fast". "It's a very important statement to the world that Marvel Studio can have a movie entirely based on African characters", said Kenyan actor Moses Odua at the ... (more...)
Advantage to Real and Ronaldo Advantage to Real and Ronaldo
- February 17, 2018

However, with many doubting as to whether or Zidane's men actually had a chance to beat that star-studded line-up, after their struggles in the league, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo proved them wrong. On that occasion, Neymar's Barcelona went into the second leg of their last-16 clash with PSG trailing 4-0. Then he made a decision to take off the clubs's all-time record goal-scorer, Edinson Cavani, in the second half, only to replace him with a right-back in Thomas Meunier. (more...)
Rahul Dissolves CWC, Forms Steering Committee For Congress Plenary Rahul Dissolves CWC, Forms Steering Committee For Congress Plenary
- February 17, 2018

Alleging that the country suffered because of demonetization and the GST, he said the Congress would form government at the centre in 2019. He conducted a public rally in the state on the last day of the poll-campaigning as from today after 5 pm no political party can campaign in the state as per the guidelines of the election commission. (more...)
Rep. Payne, Jr. Issues Statement on Parkland, Florida, School Shooting Rep. Payne, Jr. Issues Statement on Parkland, Florida, School Shooting
- February 17, 2018

Thursday following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of at least 17 people: Do something . Wednesday's shooting was the 18th in a USA school this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety . (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel rips Trump a new one after Parkland shooting Jimmy Kimmel rips Trump a new one after Parkland shooting
- February 17, 2018

Broward County Schools Superintendent Rob Runcie said, "Now is the time to have a real conversation about gun control legislation", adding that if adults can't manage that in their lifetimes, students will do it. He said his administration is committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure schools in the U.S., and "tackle the hard issue of mental health". (more...)
What the United States papers are saying about the most recent mass shooting
- February 17, 2018

Kimmel also directly addressed those who continue to say that it's "too soon" to talk about reform. "It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a effect of our inaction". "The gunman, the insane person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window to my child's door and starts shooting, shooting her". The images out of Florida after Wednesday's school shooting remind local school officials and police why they need to have a plan in place. (more...)

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