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Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral
- February 25, 2018

The new charges were filed in the Eastern District of Virginia. "Now that you have this very close associate, Rick Gates pleading guilty now you have someone who can connect the dots, who can provide a narrator for a the trial". When Manafort became manager of the Trump campaign in the middle of 2016 Gates served as his deputy. Mr Gates helped run the campaign's day-to-day operations, played a key role at the Republican National Convention at which Mr Trump was chosen as the party's ... (more...)
US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount US bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount
- February 25, 2018

We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental auto discount program with Hertz . Also Friday, Wyndham Worldwide, parent company of major hotel brands including Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Days Inn, tweeted that it "is no longer affiliated with the NRA". (more...)
Eddie Pepperell claims first European Tour win with victory in Qatar Masters Eddie Pepperell claims first European Tour win with victory in Qatar Masters
- February 25, 2018

While Pepperell is looking for his first career title, Fisher is aiming for his second win on the European Tour since 2011. I need a glass of wine and more than that I think! "I felt good all day, I felt comfortable". A closing 68 handed Sweden's Marcus Kinhult sole third place on 16 under, while Pablo Larrazabal, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Gregory Havret and Renato Paratore shared fourth place a further shot back. (more...)
Gates pleads guilty; Manafort faces new accusation Gates pleads guilty; Manafort faces new accusation
- February 25, 2018

Gates, who had been negotiating with Mueller's office for over a month, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit to defraud the United States and making a false statement at a federal Washington D.C. Manafort, under pressure on Friday, maintained his innocence in a statement following Gates's plea deal . After Gates' guilty plea, Manafort remained defiant, claiming he is innocent and promising to fight the charges against him. (more...)
18 killed by vehicle bombs in Somali capital 18 killed by vehicle bombs in Somali capital
- February 25, 2018

The bombings targetted the presidential palace and a city hotel, police said. More than 500 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu in October, in the deadliest attack in the country's history. The blasts follow weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu. "Security forces battled the attackers trying to storm the presidential palace". "They were aiming for key targets, but they could not even go closer, there were five of them killed by the security force". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government
- February 25, 2018

After the guilty plea on Friday, a spokesman for Rohrabacher, who has sought better relations with Russian Federation, said: "As the congressman has acknowledged before, the meeting was a dinner with two longtime acquaintances - Manafort and Weber - from back in his White House and early congressional days". (more...)
National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning National brands abandon NRA in Florida school shooting reckoning
- February 25, 2018

The NRA has not offered a response to the corporate backlash, but many supporters of the gun lobby said those efforts will likely encourage more people to buy guns or join the NRA. "Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program". Best Western: "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association ", the hotel chain ... (more...)
Companies that have cut ties with the NRA Companies that have cut ties with the NRA
- February 25, 2018

A quick look at the NRA website confirms all kinds of special deals from vehicle rentals to moving companies to insurance to home security systems to travel and even to wine. A company spokesperson told Business Insider in an email on Thursday: "We ended the discount program, effective March 26". Calls for tighter gun control measures have been rejected by the NRA, which instead pointed the finger at school security, the mental health system and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
China's ruling party to meet on reform China's ruling party to meet on reform
- February 25, 2018

While important party posts were unveiled at the party congress in October, government positions including the roles of premier and ministers still need to be decided and formally voted on at the annual session of the largely rubber-stamp Parliament, which opens on March 5. (more...)
Still no Olympic news coverage in North Korea Still no Olympic news coverage in North Korea
- February 25, 2018

Prior to Pyeongchang 2018, South Korea had only won medals in short track speed skating, speed skating and figure skating. Sweden won 6-1. The only previous Asian team to win an Olympic medal were China's women, winners of a bronze at Vancouver 2010. (more...)
PM Modi asks people to become conscious, aware of their own safety PM Modi asks people to become conscious, aware of their own safety
- February 25, 2018

Sibal said: "The country has faced a loss of around Rs 21,000 crore and other banking frauds will also emerge in the coming days". Besides the defrauding of Punjab National Bank allegedly by billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, another businessman, Vikram Kothari, owner of a leading pen manufacturing company, has been arrested for loan defaults of over Rs 3,500 crore. (more...)
People Just Don't Get That NRA Heads Are 'Great American Patriots'! People Just Don't Get That NRA Heads Are 'Great American Patriots'!
- February 25, 2018

Students all over the country are going to be joining up, because the adults have let us down. "You heard that town hall last night, they cheered the confiscation of firearms", Loesch said at CPAC . NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre , in his first public comments since the shooting in Parkland , Florida, said NRA members mourn for the Florida victims but at the same time issued a searing indictment of gun control proponents for attempting to "exploit tragedy for political ... (more...)
Pakistan to Be Added to Terror Financing List Pakistan to Be Added to Terror Financing List
- February 25, 2018

Currently, the FATF's website shows Ethiopia, Iraq, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Yemen in the "grey list". The decision came days after Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Twitter that his "efforts have paid [off]" and Pakistan had been granted a "three months pause" by the task force. (more...)
BJP and NPP 'dog and tail', says Tharoor; Ram Madhav hits back BJP and NPP 'dog and tail', says Tharoor; Ram Madhav hits back
- February 25, 2018

BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav , too, was unimpressed with Tharoor's analogy and panned the "indecent remark" as an insult to the people of Meghalaya. The Congress leader, who campaigned for Shillong-East candidate Ampareen Lyngdoh and held two small meetings at cafés her, also criticized the BJP ally, the National People's Party, with whom the BJP formed the government in Manipur. (more...)
Winter Olympics: N.Korean delegation in S.Korea to attend closing ceremony Winter Olympics: N.Korean delegation in S.Korea to attend closing ceremony
- February 25, 2018

Accompanied by an American delegation at the Winter Olympics in South Korea , Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, was speaking to reporters. Ivanka Trump's appearance at the closing on behalf of the White House and the United States is a softer bookend to Vice President Mike Pence's awkward visit during the opening ceremony. (more...)
Toll in Ghouta rises to 500 as UN delays vote Toll in Ghouta rises to 500 as UN delays vote
- February 25, 2018

That includes 2.9 million in hard-to-reach and besieged locations such as eastern Ghouta. In addition to a call for unimpeded aid access to Eastern Ghouta, the resolution also demanded that the sick and injured to be evacuated from the Damascus countryside territories. (more...)
Macron, Merkel to talk Syria ceasefire plan with Putin Macron, Merkel to talk Syria ceasefire plan with Putin
- February 25, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an end to the "massacre" in Eastern Ghouta after fresh air strikes on the rebel-held enclave killed another 13 people. Security Council . Seventeen people were killed in attacks in Duma, two in Kafr Batna, two in Hamouriyah, four in Harasta, two in Saqba, two in Arbin, two in Beit Sawa and one in Aftaris, the agency said. (more...)
What time does The Walking Dead season 8 midseason premiere start? What time does The Walking Dead season 8 midseason premiere start?
- February 25, 2018

Everyone agrees, it's going to be an episode you don't want to miss even a second of. Carl lost his right eye in Season 6 of the show, so when it appeared he was aiming with his patch, Twitter reacted accordingly. You know I love you so much, Chandler, ooh lala. Opinions will differ, with many devotees still fiercely loyal (the Walking Dead reddit page remains one of the Internet's most bustling thoroughfares). (more...)
E-way to be implemented from April E-way to be implemented from April
- February 25, 2018

Earlier, 15 states had implemented intra-state e-way bill along with mandatory inter-state e-way bill that was brought in force from February 1, before the deadline was deferred. "About 6.5 lakh e-way bills are being generated every day (in the trial phase)". The e-way bill can also be generated or cancelled through SMS. To prevent the overload on systems caused by some states also starting e-way bills for movement of goods even within a state, the group of ministers has made a decision to ... (more...)
Here's The Goal That Won Team USA The Gold Medal Here's The Goal That Won Team USA The Gold Medal
- February 25, 2018

Lamoureux went glove-side to beat Szabados and tie it up. Canada has won every gold medal since then, and Thursday's match was the third time the teams had met in an Olympic final. "I don't think it ever goes away", she said. "And to have their support made it a whole lot easier". "I just reacted to her and everything kind of went into a blur". (more...)
United States launches 'heaviest sanctions' for North Korea United States launches 'heaviest sanctions' for North Korea
- February 25, 2018

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed the sanctions covered "virtually all the ships" being used by North Korea "at this moment in time". Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement the sanctions against the ships would help prevent Kim's government from conducting 'evasive maritime activities that facilitate illicit coal and fuel transports and erode its abilities to ship goods through global waters. (more...)
Ben Bradley apologises unreservedly for Corbyn spy claims Ben Bradley apologises unreservedly for Corbyn spy claims
- February 25, 2018

Lawyers acting for Mr Corbyn contacted Mr Bradley, threatening court action unless he issued an apology for what they called a defamatory statement. A previous spokesperson for Mr Corbyn, Matt Zarb-Cousin, replied: "Ben as the UK's Minister of State for Security I'm gonna ask you to rethink this comparison between a British spy who defected to the Soviet Union and HM's Leader of the Opposition". (more...)
Court hearing held for Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz Court hearing held for Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz
- February 25, 2018

On Monday, Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo, a Republican , said he spoke to Paul Ryan and he says the speaker wants to get something done. Marco Rubio and Gov. President Donald Trump has hinted that he might be moving to improve background checks for firearm purchases. Mr Trump and his wife Melania visited the community on Friday, going to a hospital where victims were treated. (more...)
United Airlines, Hertz and MetLife Among Companies Cutting Ties With the NRA United Airlines, Hertz and MetLife Among Companies Cutting Ties With the NRA
- February 25, 2018

Companies that offer discounts to NRA members are "making membership to the group, which opposes almost all gun safety legislation, more enticing", ThinkProgress wrote. First National Bank of Omaha , one of the largest private US banks, may have been the first to respond to the boycott calls. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said: "Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida , a number of companies have chose to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who ... (more...)
Florida governor Rick Scott calls for police officer in every public school Florida governor Rick Scott calls for police officer in every public school
- February 25, 2018

These warnings about Nikolas Cruz , the 19-year-old charged with the massacre, included multiple tips saying he could be capable of carrying out a school shooting . He said he will push to have more law enforcement officers at schools, suggesting that there be at least one law enforcement officer for every 1,000 students. (more...)

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