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We have no information about Russian mercenaries killed in Syria

We have no information about Russian mercenaries killed in Syria US Defense Secretary James Mattis also said he has no information that Russian army servicemen were among the casualties following the US airstrike. He said: "Those steps look increasingly like part of efforts to create a quasi-state on a large part of Syrian territory - from the eastern bank of the Euphrates River all the way to the border with Iraq". [Full Article...]

'Worst storm in over 60 years' destroys Tonga's century-old parliament building

'Worst storm in over 60 years' destroys Tonga's century-old parliament building The Minister of Disaster Management, Poasi Tei, said teams of government assessors had been dispatched to villages and towns to report on damage caused by the category four cyclone. Tongan noble lawmaker Lord Fusitu'a told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.it was a great disappointment the Parliament building had been knocked down. [Full Article...]

No Word Yet from South African President on ANC Resignation Demand

No Word Yet from South African President on ANC Resignation Demand However, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) backing an opposition-led no-confidence motion likely to be heard on Thursday, Zuma appears to have run out of road after nine years in office dogged by scandal and economic stagnation. [Full Article...]

We'll 'teach Iran a lesson it will never forget'

We'll 'teach Iran a lesson it will never forget' He made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony at Azad University after some westerners called for Iran's withdrawal from Syria. Iran is heavily backing brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and is believed to also use its secretive forces to back terrorist and rebel groups elsewhere in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals Judge Garaufis is the second federal judge to rule Mr. Trump's aides bungled the phaseout, following a case in a federal court in California. The judge said the Trump administration can still rescind the program in the future if it does it the right way. [Full Article...]

Penny Mordaunt issues fresh funding warning to Oxfam

Penny Mordaunt issues fresh funding warning to Oxfam The 48-year-old actress has worked with the charity for over 20 years but has chose to step down after a recent investigation revealed an alleged cover-up of aid workers' use of prostitutes in Haiti. The scandal has led to the resignation of Oxfam's deputy head and has thrown into question government funding for the charity, which amounted to around £32 million (36 million euros, $44 million) pr... [Full Article...]

New Jersey Man Who Set Off Bombs Gets Multiple Life Sentences

New Jersey Man Who Set Off Bombs Gets Multiple Life Sentences Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley argued that everything Rahimi has done since 2016 "has been fueled by hate", and "he has shown no remorse". "You never apologized to anyone in the courtroom", she said, staring at the bearded Rahimi, who sat at the defense table, shackles on his ankles. [Full Article...]

Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction

Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction According to UNICEF representative in Iraq Peter Hawkins, the conference on the reconstruction of this country, organized by Kuwait and scheduled for February 12th to 14th, represents a unique opportunity to draw attention to the alarming situation of children, among other issues. [Full Article...]

It's time for congressional action on immigration

It's time for congressional action on immigration Underscoring how hard it's been for lawmakers to find an immigration compromise, around two dozen moderates from both parties have met for weeks to seek common ground. McConnell agreed to the open-ended debate, a Senate rarity in recent years, after Democrats agreed to vote to end a three-day government shutdown they'd forced over the issue. [Full Article...]

How would Trump's budget plan transform Ohio's food stamp (SNAP) program?

How would Trump's budget plan transform Ohio's food stamp (SNAP) program? President Trump's 2019 budget request would prevent food-stamp recipients from using the program to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, requiring them to receive a box of processed foods instead. Roberts said, "The proposed changes would be absolutely devastating to the approximately 118,000 food insecure people we serve here at Tri-State Food Bank". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul In Pyongyang , North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper also reported on the Games bonhomie, publishing photos of its ceremonial head of state clinking glasses with Moon and of the South's leader also shaking hands with a telegenic Kim Yo Jong . [Full Article...]

Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day

Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day Elsewhere in Syria , U.S. -led airstrikes killed 100 Syrian government fighters, the Pentagon said. "We also can not speculate on the exact make-up of the Syrian pro-regime forces who conducted the attack at this time", Veale said. The Syrian Observatory said those involved and killed by the strikes were tribesmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and Shia militias of Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Olimpiadi. Arrivata la delegazione della Nord Corea

Olimpiadi. Arrivata la delegazione della Nord Corea Autorità e giornali della Corea del Sud dicono che questa mattina c'è stata una parata militare in piazza Kim Il-sung a Pyongyang , in Corea del Nord , non trasmessa dalla televisione di stato e nemmeno annunciata. Si sono concluse a Pyongyang le celebrazioni ufficiali per il 70mo anniversario della fondazione dell'Armata del popolo coreano. La stessa Kim yo yong ha invitato il president... [Full Article...]

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims Oxfam said it was "dismayed by what happened" and would fully cooperate with authorities. "The reports of what is unacceptable behaviour by senior aid workers in Haiti are truly shocking", a spokeswoman for Theresa May said. Penny Mordaunt condemned the behaviour of some Oxfam staff members as a "complete betrayal", as she warned the charity the "scandal" had put its relationship with the Gove... [Full Article...]

Pelosi says she's voting "no" on budget deal, talks infrastructure plans

Pelosi says she's voting Knowing all this, Ryan kept his nerve, reiterating his "sincere" desire to seek an " immigration measure that we can make law", but offering no bold-faced assurances. Kelly told reporters that he doubted the March 5 deadline would be extended by the White House - directly contradicting President Trump's earlier openness to pushing back the target. [Full Article...]

USA spies, seeking to retrieve cyberweapons, paid Russian peddling dirt on Trump

USA spies, seeking to retrieve cyberweapons, paid Russian peddling dirt on Trump US officials had said the payment was meant to recover the alleged NSA materials and was abandoned after the Russian produced "possibly fabricated" information on Mr. The CIA did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment, while NSA officials were not available out of regular business hours for comment. Early in the negotiations, for instance, he dropped his asking price from about $10 mill... [Full Article...]

US Stocks Add To Losses On Worries About Interest Rates

US Stocks Add To Losses On Worries About Interest Rates Still, the rise in bond yields has narrowed the spread to the smallest in eight years. Relative to yields, Treasuries now trade at roughly 37 times the annual interest payout, which in a rough sense might be considered their earnings. Traders were bored out of their minds for much of 2017, when Treasury yields fluctuated within the tightest range in a half-century. But there's a point where th... [Full Article...]

Duterte to personally plead for Kuwait OFWs

Duterte to personally plead for Kuwait OFWs The Philippines government has come under more pressure to stop sending domestic workers overseas, with a prominent columnist arguing they should be retrained to fill gaps in professional skills at home. "And you seem to be oblivious about it", he continued. "We do not intend to offend any government or anyone". Based on the data, there were a total of 82 reported deaths of OFWs in 2016 and 10... [Full Article...]

Man with Sword Attacks Church in Yogyakarta, Injures Four

Man with Sword Attacks Church in Yogyakarta, Injures Four Church security tried to prevent the attacker from entering the church, but he forced his way in, police officials told CNN Indonesia.Police opened fire on the attacker, who's been hospitalized, it said. Congregation member Andhi Cahyo said that a few minutes after the mass started, someone barged into the church with a bleeding head. Indonesia is an officially secular country and has the world'... [Full Article...]

Police in OH identify two officers killed Saturday

Police in OH identify two officers killed Saturday Ohio Governor John Kasich , who calls Westerville his home town, said the officers' "deaths are a awful tragedy for my hometown of Westerville and all of Ohio". "Both officers gave their lives in the protection of others", Morbitzer said through tears. Jennifer Ripperger, 46, said her neighborhood of townhomes has a mix of owners and renters. [Full Article...]


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