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Mark Harris bows out of disputed congressional race Mark Harris bows out of disputed congressional race
- February 27, 2019

The board voted unanimously to throw out the November results between Harris and Democrat Dan McCready . The unanimous vote by North Carolina's bipartisan elections board followed four days of evidence showing an operative for Harris' campaign had orchestrated a ballot fraud scheme in the state's 9th Congressional District. (more...)
Russian TV Lists Nuclear Targets in US Russian TV Lists Nuclear Targets in US
- February 27, 2019

Putin reaffirmed that Russian Federation will not be the first to deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe, but warned that it will retaliate if the USA puts such missiles on the continent. However, its decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty over an alleged Russian violation, something Moscow denies, has freed it to start developing and deploying such missiles. (more...)
Multiple killed after explosion at Cairo train station
- February 27, 2019

Photos showed a thick cloud of black smoke billowing around the station. Bystander Mina Ghaly added: " I was standing on the platform and I saw the train speed into the barrier ". Meanwhile, Egypt's Prosecutor-General has opened an investigation into the incident and police are investigating CCTV cameras and talking to witnesses to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. (more...)
Pastor Lukau's church backtracking says man was already alive on arrival Pastor Lukau's church backtracking says man was already alive on arrival
- February 27, 2019

Meanwhile, after viewing the video footage, which has gone viral, experts have dismissed the "miracle" as an attempt to commercialise religion. In a video making rounds on social media, the "dead" man in a coffin is drawn from a waiting vehicle that looked like an ambulance. (more...)
Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit Korean War could be declared over at Hanoi summit
- February 27, 2019

Kim boarded his trademark olive-green train in Pyongyang on Saturday and its armoured carriages were later spotted crossing a bridge into China. There they pledged to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, but their vague agreement has produced few results. (more...)
Pakistan says it downed two Indian warplanes, captured pilot Pakistan says it downed two Indian warplanes, captured pilot
- February 27, 2019

The attack targeted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that claimed credit for the suicide attack. Tensions have been elevated since a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base. (more...)
Australian python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman’s shoe Australian python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman’s shoe
- February 27, 2019

Ms Boxall had woken Mr Airlie at about 3am because she thought she had seen a snake in her room a few days before she left. Ms Boxall, from Stirling, said: 'Three weeks ago I was woken up in the middle of the night with a crash in my bedroom. (more...)
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announces resignation on Instagram Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announces resignation on Instagram
- February 27, 2019

Late Monday, Zarif posted a picture on Instagram honoring Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, as Iranians commemorate her birth Tuesday. plan to be actively present on the Syria-Iraq border "must be decisively rejected and resisted". "The son of a wealthy family, Zarif overcame hardline objections and Western suspicions to strike the accord with world powers that saw Iran promise to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions". (more...)
Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Kashmir's Budgam District Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Kashmir's Budgam District
- February 27, 2019

Unidentified officials told PTI that the aircraft broke into two and caught fire immediately. The police have found two bodies at the crash site, as per news agency ANI . Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army has claimed that they shot down two Indian aircraft inside their airspace and while one crashed in Kashmir, the other fell inside the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). (more...)
Clergy Sexual Abuse And The Vatican Summit — TIMELINE Clergy Sexual Abuse And The Vatican Summit — TIMELINE
- February 27, 2019

We're going to do this. By calling together leaders from around the world to meet for four days, Francis set high expectations. Their plan of action pulls no punches. 'We need to recognise with humility and courage that we stand face-to-face with the mystery of evil, which strikes most violently against the most vulnerable, for they are an image of Jesus, ' he said. (more...)
Trump Presses for Political Rally on Fourth of July Trump Presses for Political Rally on Fourth of July
- February 26, 2019

Capitol, two miles from Trump's proposed gathering at the Lincoln Memorial. He added, "Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!" The last time Trump was celebrating at the Lincoln Memorial, he had just been elected president. (more...)
Indian airstrike targets suspected militant camps in Pakistan Indian airstrike targets suspected militant camps in Pakistan
- February 26, 2019

Six bombs were dropped on the terror camp in Balakot. "Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled". France, which stands by India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms, is fully engaged in mobilising the global community to sanction the terrorists responsible for this attack and freezing their financing networks, it said. (more...)
Robert Mueller's report not coming next week: senior US Justice official Robert Mueller's report not coming next week: senior US Justice official
- February 26, 2019

Schiff said he told department officials after they released information related to the Clinton investigation that "this was a new precedent they were setting and they were going to have to live by this precedent whether it was a Congress controlled by the Democrats or Republicans". (more...)
May's deal, no deal or Brexit delay: how will MPs vote? May's deal, no deal or Brexit delay: how will MPs vote?
- February 26, 2019

James O'Brien responded to Theresa May's statement. I've had a real sense from the meetings I've had here and the conversations I've had in recent days that we can achieve that deal. I would be concerned if people who voted Leave felt abandoned by the Labour Party. "And the House should be clear that a short extension - not beyond the end of June - would nearly certainly have to be a one-off". (more...)
Man wrongly imprisoned for 39 years gets $21M settlement Man wrongly imprisoned for 39 years gets $21M settlement
- February 26, 2019

The 39 years Coley spent behind bars was the longest prison term ever overturned in California, the statement said. Then-Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned the Navy veteran in 2017 , and the California Victim Compensation Board a year ago awarded him nearly $2 million in compensation - $140 for each of the 13,991 days Coley was held "illegally behind bars, away from society, employment, and (his) loved ones". (more...)
2018 was the Afghan war's bloodiest year, according to UN 2018 was the Afghan war's bloodiest year, according to UN
- February 26, 2019

The Afghan government and its US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies were blamed for 24 percent of the dead and wounded civilians, many of them killed in increased air strikes carried out mostly by global forces. The main topics of the talks would be the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, ensuring that Afghanistan's territory is not used as a threat against any other country, a comprehensive ceasefire and direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban , ... (more...)
Donald Trump Reportedly Involved In Criminal Activity While In Office Donald Trump Reportedly Involved In Criminal Activity While In Office
- February 26, 2019

Cohen, was sentenced to 36 months in prison in December, for crimes including lying to Congress about Trump's business dealings with Russian Federation, and facilitating illegal payments. Senators on the intelligence panel are expected to attend Tuesday's meeting , a departure from the committee's usual practice, where witness interviews are conducted by staff only. (more...)
Mother and Daughter Accused of Killing Five Relatives Mother and Daughter Accused of Killing Five Relatives
- February 26, 2019

There were also five bodies: those of Shana Decree's children, Naa'Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13; her sister, Jamilla Campbell, 42; and Campbell's 9-year-old twin girls, Imani and Erika Allen. "I repeat he is not a suspect", Weintraub said. Shana Decree was arraigned early Tuesday, while her daughter was hospitalized and expected to make her initial court appearance later in the day. (more...)
Trump delay on Chinese tariffs boosts hope of trade war truce Trump delay on Chinese tariffs boosts hope of trade war truce
- February 26, 2019

When asked a question about trade talks with China, which have been taking place over the weekend, Donald Trump said he is against using memoranda of understanding [MOUs]. The world's two biggest economies have been locked in a conflict over USA allegations that China steals technology and forces foreign companies to hand over trade secrets in an aggressive push to challenge American technological dominance. (more...)
Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco Prince Harry, Meghan visit mountain school in Morocco
- February 26, 2019

She was given a traditional henna tattoo - created to bring her unborn child good luck - by a student at the Education For All centre in the Atlas mountains. There were lighter moments on the trip too. Later they will watch Moroccan children make a dish from the Grenfell cookbook championed by Meghan. Meghan chatted with Zakaria, a 20-year-old with mobility issues who become an IT instructor with the help of equine therapy, 24-year-old Driss, who has speech difficulties, and Ikram, a ... (more...)
High expectations for Cohen's testimony next week High expectations for Cohen's testimony next week
- February 26, 2019

Democrats plan to publicly question Cohen about Trump's business interests, compliance with tax laws and a pair of hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign. Cohen had been scheduled to report to prison on March 6. Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress past year about Trump's knowledge of a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow during the campaign. (more...)
Okinawa rejects new United States military base but Abe likely to press on Okinawa rejects new United States military base but Abe likely to press on
- February 26, 2019

Still, under the ordinance on the referendum, if the most popular of the three options is backed by a quarter or more of all eligible voters in Okinawa, the governor must report the results to the Japanese prime minister and the USA president. (more...)
Environment Canada warns of high winds this weekend Environment Canada warns of high winds this weekend
- February 26, 2019

The winds combined with the blowing snow may make visibility an issue for travelers. Expected damaging winds have prompted a weather warning from Environment Canada for the London region. Any fresh snow that falls will be whipped up by the very strong winds creating whiteout conditions in blowing snow at times. The latest analysis suggests total snow and ice pellet accumulations in the 5 to 10 cm range by Monday morning. (more...)
Theresa May Delays Second Meaningful Vote On Her Brexit Deal Theresa May Delays Second Meaningful Vote On Her Brexit Deal
- February 26, 2019

May put off a vote in parliament on her deal to March 12, just 17 days before Britain is due to leave the EU. May says she does not want Britain to leave the European Union without a deal, which experts warn could cause major economic disruption on both sides of the Channel, but she argues this requires MPs to back her plan. (more...)
George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse
- February 26, 2019

A jury in the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne had found Pell guilty on December 11 past year following a four-week trial. "Cardinal Pell has always maintained his innocence and continues to do so", Pell's lawyer, Paul Galbally, said outside the court. (more...)
High Winds Create ‘Ice Tsunami’ in NY High Winds Create ‘Ice Tsunami’ in NY
- February 26, 2019

Ice breakers from both the USA and Canada were working to break up the ice to make sure it continued to flow over Niagara Falls without creating problems for either the Niagara Power Project or residents on Cayuga Island. While atop Mount Washington, the Northeast's highest peak of 6,288 feet in New Hampshire, a gust of 144 miles per hour was recorded. "Winds of this magnitude will result in extensive damage to trees and power lines", the NWS office wrote , adding that power outages will be ... (more...)
Assam forest dwellers panic after Supreme Court order of eviction Assam forest dwellers panic after Supreme Court order of eviction
- February 26, 2019

Wildlife groups first challenged the law back in 2008, arguing that it threatened "long-term conservation of forests and biodiversity". Section 6 of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act of 2006 shows a multi-layered and hierarchical procedure for recognition or rejection of forest-dweller claims starting at the gram sabha level with multiple appellate committees at the State level. (more...)
Univision journalists freed after being detained at Venezuelan presidential palace Univision journalists freed after being detained at Venezuelan presidential palace
- February 26, 2019

However, Univision has had no contact with any team member, Janiot said. "Very shortly into the interview, Maduro didn't like the line of questioning, and they stopped the interview", Zamora said. The US State Department had demanded the release of the crew immediately. Groups like Human Rights Watch called for the release of the journalists. (more...)
Former US security officials to oppose Trump's border emergency Former US security officials to oppose Trump's border emergency
- February 26, 2019

The measure is sure to pass, and the GOP-run Senate may adopt it as well, though Trump has already promised a veto. Almost 60 former senior USA national security officials on Monday rejected President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration , saying there was "no factual basis" to circumvent Congress to build his long-promised border wall. (more...)
Saudi princess becomes country's first female ambassador with USA role Saudi princess becomes country's first female ambassador with USA role
- February 26, 2019

Princess Reema will replace Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son of King Salman and a younger brother of the Crown Prince, who took the post in 2017. Princess Reema bint Bandar, ex-chief of Saudi multi-sports federation, is a graduate in museology from a USA university. (more...)

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