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This Is It: Ferrari 488 Pista Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal This Is It: Ferrari 488 Pista Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal
- February 20, 2018

A new track-ready Ferrari 488 created to replace the 458 Speciale broke cover in leaked images on a Ferrari Chat forum mid-February, offering a glimpse at the company's next top-tier supercar. What does this all translate to? As a result of the ideal more power + less weight combo, the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kph) now takes 2.8 seconds or two tenths of a second less than before. (more...)
Oxfam apologises to Haiti government over sex scandal Oxfam apologises to Haiti government over sex scandal
- February 20, 2018

Stephen Twigg, chair of the select committee, started the proceedings by announcing that the committee would conduct a full inquiry into safeguarding in aid, not just focusing on Oxfam, with full terms of reference announced soon. "During the interview the CD admitted to using prostitutes in his OGB (Oxfam Great Britain) residence", the report said, referring to the country director, reports AFP. (more...)
Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin
- February 20, 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that if the Syrian government comes in to defend the Kurds, nothing and nobody can stop Turkish soldiers. The US, however, has used the vacuum to establish a foothold in those regions with the help of militants. The two sides each hold more ground than any other in Syria, and though they have mostly avoided direct conflict during the war, they have rival visions for Syria's future. (more...)
Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident
- February 20, 2018

Following Trump's election, she became one of several women to push Congress to investigate alleged sexual misconduct by Trump, but the investigation went nowhere. Crooks said Trump repeatedly kissed her on the cheeks and mouth during an introductory conservation when she was a 22-year-old receptionist at Trump Tower. (more...)
US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period US Supreme Court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period
- February 20, 2018

The action Tuesday came less than a week after a gunman in Florida killed 17 people at a Florida high school. In the other, the court said California could require people to wait 10 days to buy a gun, even if they already owned one and their background check was completed sooner. (more...)
Europe threatens Facebook with fines for tracking users and non-users online
- February 20, 2018

The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium's privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday. "Facebook informs us insufficiently about gathering information about us, the kind of data it collects, what it does with that data and how long it stores it", the court said in a statement , according to Reuters . (more...)
Pope appoints new administrator for Nigerian Catholic diocese that rejected his nominee Pope appoints new administrator for Nigerian Catholic diocese that rejected his nominee
- February 20, 2018

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a diocesan bishop in Nigeria who has been at the centre of a long-running dispute in which local priests refused to accept his oversight. Taking into account their repentance, the Pope Francis decided not to proceed with the canonical sanctions and instructed the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples to respond to each of them. (more...)
Teacher Body Slams 12-Year-Old Student During Altercation Teacher Body Slams 12-Year-Old Student During Altercation
- February 20, 2018

She also wrote along with it about the incident that happened on Valentine's Day , and added she wants " justice " for her child. The video was posted to Facebook by the student's mother, who claimed her son had been suspended for seven days over the incident. (more...)
RB Blount sounds eager to stay with Eagles RB Blount sounds eager to stay with Eagles
- February 20, 2018

Obviously, I like it a lot there. Trademark lawyer Josh Gerben of Gerben Law in Washington, D.C., says the Eagles will have to wait about four months for the USPTO to sort out the filings and then roughly eight months after that to see whether the trademark will be awarded to the team. (more...)
Caught on cam: Congress leader threatens to set BBMP office on fire Caught on cam: Congress leader threatens to set BBMP office on fire
- February 20, 2018

A Congress MLA's aide named Narayananaswamy tried to set a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), office located in the Horamavu area of Bengaluru on fire. A police complaint has been registered against Narayanswamy and the liquid is being tested to verify if it is petrol. "I am not denying what has happened but one should look at the causes that prompted it", he added. (more...)
Kenya's Odinga arrives for Tsvangirai burial Kenya's Odinga arrives for Tsvangirai burial
- February 20, 2018

Tsvangirai was set to be buried at his Buhera home, more than 200km south-east of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare , on Tuesday. Tsvangirai beat Mugabe in the first round of presidential polls in 2008 but narrowly fell short of the total required to defeat Mugabe outright, according to the official vote count. (more...)
Barnaby Joyce hits back over leadership pressure: 'I'm not going anywhere' Barnaby Joyce hits back over leadership pressure: 'I'm not going anywhere'
- February 20, 2018

McCormack: Well, Barnaby Joyce has the support of the National Party , and Barnaby Joyce is our leader. Mr Joyce, who has taken personal leave after his affair with a former staffer was made public, also played down a phone hook-up between Nationals officials on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Michael Gove to nurture rural broadband with £2bn of farming subsidies Michael Gove to nurture rural broadband with £2bn of farming subsidies
- February 20, 2018

He will point to how the countryside of Devon and Somerset is shaped by dairy farmers and how Cumbria, Northumberland, the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales would not be "breathtakingly beautiful" and resilient without upland farmers. Landowners who encouraged people to be more "connected" to the countryside and increased understanding of farming would also benefit from more funds. (more...)
Trump expands use of 'short-term' insurance from 3 months to full year Trump expands use of 'short-term' insurance from 3 months to full year
- February 20, 2018

They may, for example, omit coverage of maternity care, mental health care or addiction treatment. "The expansion of short-term health insurance plans is part of a strategy to create a parallel insurance market that does not comply with the ACA's rules", said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, on Twitter . (more...)
US's Russia Meddling Probe Expands Interest in Trump Son-In-Law US's Russia Meddling Probe Expands Interest in Trump Son-In-Law
- February 20, 2018

Kushner played a leading role in the presidential transition team's contacts with foreign governments, and has indicated he spoke during that time with more than 50 contacts from over 15 countries. Mueller's investigators have not yet reached out to Kushner Companies for information, a source said. A representative for Anbang declined to comment. (more...)
S. Korea pledges strong action against USA trade protectionism S. Korea pledges strong action against USA trade protectionism
- February 20, 2018

Impose a global tariff of 24 percent on all steel imports. "We believe it was based on USA economic interests, rather than political or diplomatic perspectives". But taking such action would risk getting into a trade war with the United States, South Korea's second largest trading partner after China. The trade friction comes at a critical time with Seoul and Washington seeking to present a united front in tackling the North Korea nuclear issue. (more...)
Hockey chief wants joint Korean team at Beijing 2022 Hockey chief wants joint Korean team at Beijing 2022
- February 20, 2018

Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, said China is working hard with a team in the Kontinental Hockey League and two other teams playing in Russia. But it never had so few people in it for the beginning of a competition. After a year of heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the announcement came as a welcome change of pace, though it remains unclear if further diplomacy will be conducted during the Olympic Games. (more...)
ISIL remnants attack Iraqi forces, killing 27 ISIL remnants attack Iraqi forces, killing 27
- February 20, 2018

In January, the court sentenced a German woman to death for joining the extremist group and providing it logistical support that helped the group to commit their criminal acts. It was the deadliest attack against Hashed fighters since October when pro-government forces retook Hawija, which was the jihadists' last urban bastion in northern Iraq. (more...)
Petition demands military funeral for hero JROTC cadet Petition demands military funeral for hero JROTC cadet
- February 20, 2018

However, a White House petition created this week requesting a military funeral honor for Wang is quickly gaining steam. As of Monday morning, the petition had received more than 22,000 signatures. "He is the person who is genuinely kind to everyone", she told the Sun-Sentinel. Chen said that his brother Wang was "the best brother, cousin, son, and friend anyone could ever ask for". (more...)
Dense fog across central North Carolina this morning Dense fog across central North Carolina this morning
- February 20, 2018

A dense fog advisory is in place as a warm front sits over the area, the weather service said. Thursday will be 68 and Friday will be down to 57, but temperatures will rebound Saturday and Sunday with a high of 68, and then 62 on Monday . (more...)
South Korea threatens WTO action if USA hikes steel tariffs South Korea threatens WTO action if USA hikes steel tariffs
- February 20, 2018

On Tuesday, Barry Engle, head of GM's global operations, met with a task force headed by a ruling party lawmaker from Bupyeong, where GM Korea has its biggest manufacturing plant, to discuss its restructuring plan. Last week, GM announced that it would close its plant in Gunsan, which is located in the country's southwest. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon told reporters on Tuesday that the government would "closely consult with GM to normalise its management", adding that a due diligence on ... (more...)
Near record-warmth followed by cold and potential snow in MA Near record-warmth followed by cold and potential snow in MA
- February 20, 2018

Tuesday will have a high of around 64 degrees, according to NWS meteorologist Faye Morrone. Temperatures today should reach the lower 80s in most locations, with record highs in some spots, including Montgomery. The warm weather will stay stick around tonight with a low around 55 degrees. Following Sunday's rain and snow event, cold temperatures Monday morning will cause slick conditions on untreated roads and walkways. (more...)
Trump Insists No Collusion With Russia As FBI Charges 13 Trump Insists No Collusion With Russia As FBI Charges 13
- February 20, 2018

McMaster's comments Saturday were part of a testy exchange with a Russian delegate at the conference. Trump's assertion that he has never dismissed the idea that Russian Federation tried to meddle in the election comes in stark contrast with previous comments he has made on the subject; which he has referred to a hoax , fake news, and a witchhunt on various occasions. (more...)
Egyptian, Israeli firms sign $15bn natural gas deal Egyptian, Israeli firms sign $15bn natural gas deal
- February 20, 2018

An Israeli company announced on Monday that it has signed two agreements worth $15 billion to export gas to Egypt over a period of 10 years. He called it "great news" for both countries. "If the gas is sent through Jordan, then Jordan has to agree and to establish reverse flow", Shaffer said. The Israeli gas would be sold to Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings. (more...)
Search continues for missing Wichita boy Search continues for missing Wichita boy
- February 20, 2018

Officer Charley Davidson said at a press conference Monday that police had searched the family's home in southeast Wichita and are using K-9 units as well as going door to door in an effort to find the young boy. When asked why an Amber Alert hasn't been issued, Officer Davidson said that investigators don't have any evidence of an abduction at this point in order to issue an alert. (more...)

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