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US Military Planes Head for Venezuela With Aid US Military Planes Head for Venezuela With Aid
- February 18, 2019

AFP journalists saw several new freight containers blocking the road that connects the town of Urena in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia, where tons of U.S. Venezuela is enduring the biggest economic crisis in its modern history, with hyperinflation predicted to hit 10 million percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (more...)
IT billionaire Bill Gates admits: IT billionaire Bill Gates admits: "Nobody deserves to be this rich"
- February 15, 2019

Speaking to the Daily Mail , he said, "I have paid more than $10 billion in taxes but I should have paid more". "Now you finally have some politicians who are so extreme that I'd say, 'No, that's even beyond'". Currently, US residents in that top bracket pay 37%. Gates also pointed out that tax rates can be progressive without over-taxing citizens. - First-term Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has expressed shock after discovering the controversial practice of lobbyists ... (more...)
Senate poised to confirm William Barr as attorney general Senate poised to confirm William Barr as attorney general
- February 15, 2019

Mueller is investigating meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 US presidential election and whether Moscow colluded with Trump's campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor, as well as possible obstruction of justice. A year ago he sent an unsolicited legal opinion to the Justice Department and White House arguing that Mueller had no grounds to investigate Trump for obstruction of justice based on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May 2017. (more...)
Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
- February 15, 2019

Marchers carried cardboard cutouts of dogs. On February 11, 1979, Iran's army declared its neutrality in the dispute between the two sides. Crowds were marching on Monday, heading out from a dozen points in the Iranian capital toward Tehran Azadi, or Freedom Square. (more...)
2019 presidency: What Lamido of Adamawa told Atiku, PDP leaders on Thursday 2019 presidency: What Lamido of Adamawa told Atiku, PDP leaders on Thursday
- February 15, 2019

When reminded of the support former President Olusegun Obasanjo is giving to his former deputy and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), Atiku Abubakar , Majekodunmi, described the former president as a renowned elder and world statesman, but pointed out that his strong vilification in the past of Atiku can not be changed overnight, noting that the PDP candidate is only strong in two zones and thus no match for President Buhari. (more...)
Trump says Rep. Omar should resign after tweets evoking anti-Semitic tropes Trump says Rep. Omar should resign after tweets evoking anti-Semitic tropes
- February 15, 2019

A spokesperson for Israel's foreign ministry joined the pile-on against Omar , accusing her of being part of a "rise" in "Left-wing anti-Semitism", while McCarthy- who has peddled actual anti-Semitic conspiracy theories against George Soros and other prominent Jews-railed against Omar for " anti-Semitic tropes ". (more...)
U.S. mission in India strongly condemns Kashmir highway attack, says Ambassador U.S. mission in India strongly condemns Kashmir highway attack, says Ambassador
- February 15, 2019

Eight jawans have been reportedly martyred, while 12 are severely injured, in which 12 are critically injured. We demand that Pakistan stop supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from their territory and dismantle the infrastructure operated by terrorist outfits to launch attacks in other countries. (more...)
Trump to declare national emergency to fund wall: White House Trump to declare national emergency to fund wall: White House
- February 15, 2019

Congressional Republicans have been pointing Trump to pots of federal money he could tap for a wall to steer him away from using a politically hard emergency declaration to bypass Congress , a strategy sure to be challenged in court. What is a national emergency? Legal scholars have been grappling with the emergency question since last month, when a lengthy partial government shutdown played out amid a deadlock between Republicans and Democrats over wall funding - and an emergency ... (more...)
Shamima Begum ISIS bride: Teen's dad BEGS government 'let them HOME' Shamima Begum ISIS bride: Teen's dad BEGS government 'let them HOME'
- February 14, 2019

She revealed to the paper: "But when I saw my first severed head in a bin it didn't faze me at all". "The caliphate is over". In an interview with The Times newspaper, heavily pregnant Shamima Begum , now 19, said she was exhausted of life on a battlefield and feared for her unborn child after two of her other children died. (more...)
Toronto police identify woman in chair-hurling video Toronto police identify woman in chair-hurling video
- February 14, 2019

Police said other items were tossed off the balcony as well. The chair was later found on a sidewalk damaged "almost beyond recognition", Const. David Hopkinson told CP24 on Monday. She had made arrangements to turn herself in after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and surrendered to police at 52 Division. She was wearing a black leather jacket, black clothing, and black high heels at the time of the incident. (more...)
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, to run for Senate Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords, to run for Senate
- February 14, 2019

Mr Kelly's wife, former Democratic Representative Ms Giffords , was shot in the head during a political event in Tucson in January 2011 , leading to her resignation from Congress. 12, 2018, photo, Gabrielle Giffords and husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios in NY. (more...)
Australia reopens offshore detention centre Australia reopens offshore detention centre
- February 14, 2019

The Senate passed similar amendments on medical evacuations despite ruling party objections on the last day Parliament sat previous year. "Our government is running border protection in this country". He pointed out the medivac bill only applied to asylum seekers and refugees now stranded on Manus Island and Nauru . The laws will only apply to people now offshore and will not apply to any future boat arrivals. (more...)
At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing
- February 14, 2019

A photo released by the news agency showed a hulk of twisted metal at the scene. According to IRGC Qods Base statement, the bus was attacked by a auto bomb packed with explosive material on the road between Zahedan and Khash in the southeastern province. (more...)
Netanyahu confirms Israel behind artillery attack in Syria Netanyahu confirms Israel behind artillery attack in Syria
- February 14, 2019

Several weeks ago, Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh made a related comment, saying that "current and future generations [of air force pilots] are impatient and ready to fight against Israel and eliminate it from the Earth". (more...)
Woman turns herself in after chair-throwing video goes viral Woman turns herself in after chair-throwing video goes viral
- February 14, 2019

He added the media put her under a microscope for three days, saying she's embarrassed and has endured a "traumatic experience". "We want to give her the opportunity to speak to her lawyer and then come in on her own volition", Hopkinson said, according to CBC News . (more...)
California's liberal Democratic governor nixes high-speed rail line due to cost California's liberal Democratic governor nixes high-speed rail line due to cost
- February 14, 2019

The $77 billion high-speed rail line was first approved by voters in 2008, when the projected cost was $33 billion. It's about economic transformation and unlocking the enormous potential of the Valley. President Barack Obama's administration did provide $3.5 billion in stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but the project otherwise saw little additional outside financial support. (more...)
Hungry Polar Bears Invaded a Russian Town Hungry Polar Bears Invaded a Russian Town
- February 14, 2019

They are frightened to leave homes and their daily routines are broken. "Parents are afraid to let the children go to school or kindergarten", the statement added. Geoff York , senior director of the non-profit Polar Bears International said that polar bear attics are relatively rare but he notes that when polar bears and humans exist close together the risk of conflict will increase. (more...)
US Charges Former Air Force Intel Officer With Spying for Iran US Charges Former Air Force Intel Officer With Spying for Iran
- February 14, 2019

Witt's former colleagues", the indictment said. Witt allegedly gave Iranian officials the code name and mission of a highly classified U.S. Defense Department program and the specific target involved in that intelligence operation. (more...)
Gears set in motion for KSA Crown Prince’s visit Gears set in motion for KSA Crown Prince’s visit
- February 14, 2019

While luxury is something the heir to the oil-rich kingdom is accustomed to, Pakistan still hopes to make an impression on bin Salman with an eye on financial aid packages from Saudi Arabia . Most of the Saudi Arabian investment will be made in the fields of oil, alternate energy resources and mining, according to officials of the Board of Investment. (more...)
McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote
- February 13, 2019

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. The Green New Deal resolution unveiled last Thursday is a nonbinding measure meant to define the scope of what future legislation requires to make a serious dent in surging greenhouse gas emissions. (more...)
Man Arrested After Young Woman’s Body Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase in CT Man Arrested After Young Woman’s Body Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase in CT
- February 13, 2019

Valerie Reyes , 24, has been found dead in CT after being reported missing in New Rochelle , police say. "The arrest of Javier Da Silva is a result of the outstanding work and cooperation between members of the New Rochelle Police Department, the Greenwich Police Department, and the F.B.I". (more...)
United Kingdom prepares to flex military muscle after Brexit United Kingdom prepares to flex military muscle after Brexit
- February 13, 2019

The Conservative minister will say that Britain must be prepared to take military action against countries that "flout global law" or risk being seen as a "paper tiger". Setting out how he plans to spend some of the £1.8 billion extra funding for defence secured previous year, Mr Williamson will promise a "very significant additional investment" in cyber capabilities including improving the UK's ability to carry out its own online attacks and protect against hackers. (more...)
Black Leopard Pictured In Africa For First Time In Nearly 100 Years Black Leopard Pictured In Africa For First Time In Nearly 100 Years
- February 13, 2019

Steve confirmed that it was true and he had seen several black leopards over the years. This genetic variation, the opposite of albinism, results in an excess of dark pigmentation. Black leopards may have been living in Kenya all along, but there's been no footage to confirm the observations until now, Pilfold said. The Brit said he couldn't believe it when he returned to one of the traps one day and saw a black leopard staring back at the camera lens. (more...)
U.S. Acting Defense Chief Arrives In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit U.S. Acting Defense Chief Arrives In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit
- February 13, 2019

United States officials have told Reuters that while no formal orders have been sent, the military is preparing for what a withdrawal of about half of the USA troops in Afghanistan would look like. The unannounced visit is the first for the acting secretary of defense, Pat Shanahan. "Beyond a [just] political agreement, future peace talks will need to address a range of thorny issues on cease-fires, prisoner releases, and human and women's rights protections as well as how to enforce the ... (more...)
Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China
- February 13, 2019

China's Communist Party regards the island as its territory to be taken by force if necessary. The unorthodox incident has prompted speculation the issue with the plane's paperwork was due to an error in the airline referring to the city of Taipei as the capital of Taiwan rather than a city in China. (more...)
Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found lying in freezing road Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found lying in freezing road
- February 13, 2019

A witness said he had encountered a woman with a baby just minutes before the infant was found who had begged him to take the child, United States outlet ABC News reported. Now authorities are on the hunt for the baby's mother. Minutes before Fuentes called for help, a woman approached a man walking his dog in the area, the Madera County Sheriff's Office said. (more...)
North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics
- February 13, 2019

President Donald Trump in Hanoi . Last month , a senior South Korean ruling party legislator said negotiations were deadlocked after the U.S. made a "sudden, unacceptable" demand that Seoul pay more than 1.4 trillion won ($1.2bn) per year. (more...)
POCAHONTAS: Trump 'May Not Be a Free Person' in 2020 POCAHONTAS: Trump 'May Not Be a Free Person' in 2020
- February 13, 2019

We're going to chase after those every day?" She came under heavy criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for falsely claiming Native American ancestry on several professional documents, including her application to Harvard Law School, which later claimed her as a "minority". (more...)
Why Russia Is About To Switch Off The Internet Why Russia Is About To Switch Off The Internet
- February 12, 2019

In addition to being able to disconnect from the broader Internet , the proposed law also requires ISPs to install equipment to reroute all Russian traffic through the Roskomnazor , the government body that is responsible for censorship and tracking the online activities of Russian citizens. (more...)
A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard A Cold Amy Klobuchar Announces 2020 Campaign In Blizzard
- February 12, 2019

A former prosecutor and corporate attorney, Ms. Klobuchar joins a list of Democratic hopefuls that includes fellow Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of MA. Trump often overlooks evidence of record global warming and conflates cold spells and other incidents of weather with climate, which is long-term. "I don't come from money", Klobuchar will say according to excerpts of her prepared remarks. (more...)

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