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Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council

Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence. Both sides have suffered, she said in what appeared to be counter-intuitive statement. "I don't think Russian Federation can take any position because it is busy with its own fiascos in the Middle East". In his response to Abbas speech, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, described a h... [Full Article...]

Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking Of the three countries that were tied with India in 2016, Belarus has moved up to 68th with a score of 44 and China to 77th with a score of 41. While India dropped two notches in the 2017 rankings, its score remained 40 - Transparency International scored India 38 in 2015 and 36 in 2013. [Full Article...]

Twitter's new rules crack down on spambots

Twitter's new rules crack down on spambots In a Wednesday announcement, the company said users can't send out batches of identical tweets or perform simultaneous actions from multiple accounts. Twitter, of course, contests that it's targeting anything except spam and automated accounts. Otherwise the application or service may be suspended. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Deputies will carry rifles on school grounds

Sheriff: Deputies will carry rifles on school grounds The Sheriff said in the press conference that Peterson chose to resign his position after being informed on Thursday that he was under investigation and would be suspended without pay. I mean these families lost their children. Officials also reported Thursday that surveillance footage from the school shooting was not shown live, as responding officers initially thought. [Full Article...]

Bring back Nirav Modi: Rahul to PM

Bring back Nirav Modi: Rahul to PM Today, four years later, no one believes him, the Congress president also said. "Will he not forge hands with BJP after elections and does he dare to refuse PM Modi's diktats of not observing 25th December as Christmas day and instead observe it as Good governance day?" Kicking off the second leg of the campaign in Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Garobadha of West Garo Hills along w... [Full Article...]

Celebrate National Margarita Day with these deals in metro Detroit

Celebrate National Margarita Day with these deals in metro Detroit So before you rush out to grab your free (or cheap) marg, be sure to call ahead and see if your local store is joining in on the fun of the holiday. Here are all the deals we've managed to find so far. Chuy's: $1 floaters and $1 off the Frozen Blackberry and Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas all day. Classic margaritas are $2.22 each on National Margarita Day and $4 each February 23 to 24. [Full Article...]

Barclays pulled into the red by PPI claims and Trump tax reforms

Barclays pulled into the red by PPI claims and Trump tax reforms Barclays was the worst-performing bank in the FTSE 100 index in 2017, falling 9% on concerns about both its investment bank and its legal and regulatory troubles. Adjusted profit before tax and material items increased 23% to £4.5bn, which was shy of the £4.7bn consensus. Income from trading fell 18 percent. "We have strong plans in place to address that underperformance in 2018", Staley said. [Full Article...]

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he was briefly detained for organizing protests

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he was briefly detained for organizing protests Moscow, Feb 21 An ally of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to ten days in detention after posting a tweet calling on followers to come to an unauthorised rally last month. Navalny's campaign chief Leonid Volkov was nearly simultaneously detained Thursday at a city airport. At the end of January, Navalny organized a series of rallies attended by thousands to prote... [Full Article...]

Mueller's new indictment of Manafort and Gates debunks White House talking points

Mueller's new indictment of Manafort and Gates debunks White House talking points Manafort and Gates already faced money laundering and other charges in federal court in Washington, D.C. White House tallies economic impact of cyber crime Lawyer charged in Mueller probe pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE with tax fraud, money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. [Full Article...]

US Embassy in Montenegro attacked

US Embassy in Montenegro attacked Montenegro, the smallest of all former Yugoslav republics, became the 29th country to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last May. The police had the boulevard where the attack - the motive of which is unknown at this time - took place blocked from the building of Montenegro's Agency for National Security, to the USA embassy building. [Full Article...]

Arrests target 145 immigrants in Texas with criminal history, ICE says

Arrests target 145 immigrants in Texas with criminal history, ICE says President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he's considering pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers out of California. Trump thinks the state would surely be sorry if he followed through on his threat. The Justice Department has threatened to deny millions of dollars in federal grants to communities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities. [Full Article...]

Trump criticizes active-shooter drills in school

WHAT SHE SAID: "As I have said on the floor many times: whose political survival in this body is more important than the survival of our children?" U.S. He said opponents of gun rights want to "sweep under the carpet" the failure of school safety, families "and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI " to prevent the shootings. [Full Article...]

Cuomo joins governors in coalition to fight gun violence

Cuomo joins governors in coalition to fight gun violence Malloy. Andrew Cuomo said he also hoped that in the aftermath of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, the federal government would take action, "but we're not going to hold our breath and we're not going to risk our children's lives". [Full Article...]

Venezuela To Launch Petro Cryptocurrency To Survive Economic Crisis

Venezuela To Launch Petro Cryptocurrency To Survive Economic Crisis Madura's government is the victim of an economic war led by opposition politicians with the help of the US President Donald Trump, according to Maduro. "Every single Petro will be backed by a barrel of oil". In a letter to the treasury secretary, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez wrote: "We have serious doubts about whether Venezuela has the capacity to lau... [Full Article...]

New Trade Deal Could Hurt NAFTA

New Trade Deal Could Hurt NAFTA The effort is led by Senator Steve Daines of Montana, who says the group "is committed" to expediting the trade nominees needed to rejoin TPP on the Senate floor. Huh. I wonder what finally prompted so many of them to do this? Parker said the government could give itself "4.5 out of 5" for its efforts to improve the deal in New Zealand's sovereign interests, even though it had not succeeded in... [Full Article...]

Syrian Forces Enter Afrin to Help Kurds against Turkish Incursion

Syrian Forces Enter Afrin to Help Kurds against Turkish Incursion Syrian state news agency SANA reported that on February 19 president Assad had agreed to send forces to aid the YPG in Afrin after the Kurds appealed for help to protect the northern border and Turkey announced it would besiege Afrin's capital. [Full Article...]

Theresa May 'too weak' against hard Brexiters, say Labour

Theresa May 'too weak' against hard Brexiters, say Labour The letter from the European Research Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, made clear that Eurosceptics will not tolerate any backsliding. It is also almost double the number needed to trigger a leadership contest. Euroskeptics see a risk this would lead to the United Kingdom following European Union rules. In it, the MPs say Mrs May "must" ensure Britain can change its laws without authorisation fr... [Full Article...]

Kamal to start his political journey today

Kamal to start his political journey today Another actor joins the political bandwagon with new aspirations and goals. Kamal Haasan says he will now take questions from the people on stage. It remains to be seen whether the two actors, who collectively have a fan following that is arguably larger than any other Indian film personality, will ultimately join forces to break the existing power arithmetic of Tamil Nadu which has seen its... [Full Article...]

Olympics-Freestyle skiing-Norway's Braaten strikes early in slopestyle triumph

Olympics-Freestyle skiing-Norway's Braaten strikes early in slopestyle triumph Sweden's Oscar Wester, whose event-best 95.40 points led the standings after the qualification round, finished in 11th with a top three-run score of just 62.00 in the final. Beaulieu-Marchand, 49th in the World Cup rankings, was a surprise bronze medallist, his 92.40 second run leaving him looking stunned as he stood on the podium. [Full Article...]

Unwell Amit shah cuts short tour of Karnataka, leaves for Delhi

Unwell Amit shah cuts short tour of Karnataka, leaves for Delhi Vidwath is also a BJP party worker. The BJP President was scheduled to address booth level party workers of Uttara Kannada district and visit Gokarna, both of which had to be cancelled. He said the Congress government in Karnataka was "misleading people and dividing society". It has been flagged repeatedly in election rallies by its star campaigners, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who... [Full Article...]


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