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Ireland's Joe Schmidt changes four for Six Nations clash with Italy Ireland's Joe Schmidt changes four for Six Nations clash with Italy
- February 08, 2018

Leavy made a huge impact when replacing van der Flier after 38-minutes and has been handed the starting role in the number seven jersey. The 20-year-old Larmour has been in sensational form in his first senior matches for Leinster, at fullback and wing. (more...)
'Social bomb ready to explode' Berlusconi pledges to deport 600000 illegal immigrants 'Social bomb ready to explode' Berlusconi pledges to deport 600000 illegal immigrants
- February 08, 2018

In a TV interview, he expressed concerns about illegal immigration saying: "Immigration has become an urgent question, because after years with a leftwing government, there are 600,000 migrants who don't have the right to stay". During the first half of 2017, more than 12,000 Nigerians reached Italy through Libya . Some 119,000 people landed in Italy past year, down 35 percent on 2016. (more...)
Modi Attacks Congress Over Kashmir Modi Attacks Congress Over Kashmir
- February 08, 2018

He pointed out that while the Congress created Telangana after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh for political considerations, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh for reasons of good governance. (more...)
Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal
- February 08, 2018

Senate Democrats were expected to balk at the House Bill's inclusion of an increase in Pentagon funding through Sept 30, the end of the current fiscal year, but exclusion of any increase in non-defence spending. And Senate leaders deserve credit for talking to one another and dealing in good faith, a model the House and the White House have resisted. There's no sign indication from congressional negotiators that that will be the case. (more...)
United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit United Kingdom analysis shows big economic hit from Brexit
- February 08, 2018

The UK government's breakdown predicts that the north east of England would be worst hit by Brexit, with its GDP cut by 3% by single market membership, 11% by a free trade deal and 16% under a " no deal " scenario. The Tories are putting everything on the line because they do not care about the lives and livelihoods of the people of the UK. They are still keeping no deal on the table despite how crippling it would be to the regional economy. (more...)
Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as "Genuine Breakthrough"
- February 08, 2018

The Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. The deal pairs the boost in defense spending with a roughly equal increase in domestic spending. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles may boycott White House visit as a team Philadelphia Eagles may boycott White House visit as a team
- February 08, 2018

I want to see us push for economical and educational advancements in communities of color and low-income communities, and I want to see our relationships between communities and law enforcement be advanced. "People were crushing me over it, so [the CNN appearance] was kind of an opportunity to speak on "why" because people don't understand that", Smith said. (more...)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout clip Mission: Impossible - Fallout clip
- February 08, 2018

This was unconventional as these types of movie chases often only contain external shots, which hide the fact that the vehicle is being operated by a professional pilot and not an actor who will do the internal shots later in the safety of a studio. (more...)
United States forces in Syria to support Kurdish allies
- February 08, 2018

The attack followed two others in the past week that killed at least 10 people, including several children. Civilians flee from the scene of an airstrike attack in a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley clashed with her Russian counterpart at a meeting of the Security Council on Monday after proposing a statement condemning Damascus "in the strongest terms". (more...)
Olympics: American Rippon doesn't want stance to distract from team goals Olympics: American Rippon doesn't want stance to distract from team goals
- February 08, 2018

Rippon's comments inspired Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah to send a rebuttal, claiming "Rippon's accusation is totally false and has no basis in fact", adding that the vice president "will be enthusiastically supporting all the US athletes competing next month in Pyeongchang". (more...)
House passes latest CR; Democrats won't travel for retreat House passes latest CR; Democrats won't travel for retreat
- February 08, 2018

With 238 Republicans in the House, Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows predicted that 90-100 Republicans would oppose the deal with increased budget caps, which would mean that at least 75-80 Democrats are needed to vote for the bill in order to get to the votes to pass it. (more...)
Fate of Germany's future government hangs on SPD members' vote Fate of Germany's future government hangs on SPD members' vote
- February 08, 2018

It could end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September. The deal still has to be ratified by the SPD's sceptical 460,000-strong membership and The New York Times says the vote is "too close to call". Among the most contentious issues were workers' rights, healthcare, the future of Europe, the Eurozone and, most divisively, immigration. Why does Germany's government matter? A Social Democrat finance ministry - replacing pro-austerity Wolfgang ... (more...)
Domestic abuse allegations reach the doors of White House Domestic abuse allegations reach the doors of White House
- February 08, 2018

In a chaotic White House where eye-popping headlines are the order of the day, Porter has largely stayed out of the media spotlight - until now. "Consistent with the practice of past administrations, issues related to an individual's suitability are reviewed through a thorough and lengthy background check process", said Sanders. (more...)
Pence seeks to reassure allies on North Korean nuclear threat Pence seeks to reassure allies on North Korean nuclear threat
- February 08, 2018

He also participated in a briefing at Japan's Ministry of Defense on the threat. "There's been no change in policy". But how long the respite in tensions lasts after the Games remains to be seen, especially when the United States and South Korea resume their delayed joint annual military exercises that always infuriate Pyongyang. (more...)
Tension spikes between White House, Congress ahead of Trump's memo decision
- February 08, 2018

Speier, an Intelligence Committee member, said the whole matter is counterproductive. The intelligence committee issued a subpoena for testimony from Trump's former campaign adviser and chief White House strategist Stephen K. I think that is laughable. Last week, Trump approved the release of an unredacted four-page Republican memo suggesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department secured a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page based ... (more...)
Snow ice weather warning in effect for Ireland tonight Snow ice weather warning in effect for Ireland tonight
- February 08, 2018

The warning says that heavy sleet, snow showers and even hail will follow the initial spell of heavy rain and snow which will be heaviest on higher ground. "Southwest breezes will gradually freshen everywhere". Temperatures will reach up to 4° to 6° in blustery northwesterly winds. Highest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in strong and gusty westerly winds. (more...)
Lodge FIR against Tytler: RP Singh to MoS Home Lodge FIR against Tytler: RP Singh to MoS Home
- February 08, 2018

The president of the committee and national spokesperson of Shiromani Akali Dal , Manjit Singh GK released a series of five video clips in Constitution Club of India before the media persons. He said that "surfacing of new video evidence in which Tytler himself has not only admitted killing of more than 100 Sikhs but has also made disclosures on his black money and judicial links has created an atmosphere in which arrest of Tytler is must". (more...)
European Union has discussed possibility of Britain joining EFTA, senior judge claims European Union has discussed possibility of Britain joining EFTA, senior judge claims
- February 08, 2018

But with 70% of the cars built in Sunderland being exported to Europe (including Russia). trade deals with the continent are obviously a concern for the manufacturer - and many fear a " botched Brexit " will see the firm scaling down its operations in Wearside. (more...)
ICC to probe alleged crimes in Philippines, Venezuela ICC to probe alleged crimes in Philippines, Venezuela
- February 08, 2018

In his 78-page complaint, Sabio requested that the Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC "commit Duterte and his senior government officials to the Trial Chamber for trial and that the Trial Chamber in turn, after trial, convict them and sentence to corresponding prison sentence or life imprisonment". (more...)
Senate leaders announce settlement on 2-year price range pact
- February 08, 2018

The latest deal also includes an increase in the federal debt limit, said Representative Chris Collins, Republican of NY, though Senate leaders did not immediately announce that piece of the agreement. And Senate leaders deserve credit for talking to one another and dealing in good faith, a model the House and the White House have resisted. "We're going to look through it, the staff is combing over it, etc., but I'm leaning towards a "yes" vote on it", said Connecticut Rep. (more...)
United States to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns
- February 08, 2018

Skeptics say the North's outreach to the South over the Olympics is an attempt at weakening USA -led sanctions and pressure against the country and at buying more time to advance its nuclear weapons and missiles development. He also ratcheted up his rhetoric on the North's human rights abuses in a speech to US service members at Yokota Air Base in Japan. North Korea's participation in the 2018 Olympics is widely viewed as a chance for the country to ease the global tensions over its nuclear ... (more...)
[PyeongChang 2018] Two Koreas conduct joint short track training ahead of Olympics [PyeongChang 2018] Two Koreas conduct joint short track training ahead of Olympics
- February 08, 2018

Nevertheless, according to state news agency KCNA, the North has no intention of meeting USA officials during the Games - but did not rule it out either. The US "will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games". Also, a joint training will be conducted among the ski athletes at Masikryong Ski Resort in North Korea. (more...)
Scientific Games (SGMS) Cut to "Hold" at BidaskClub
- February 08, 2018

About 1.38M shares traded or 62.75% up from the average. Scientific Games ( SGMS ) opened at $54.85 on Wednesday. It has outperformed by 169.62% the S&P500. sell-side analysts forecast that Scientific Games will post -2.61 earnings per share for the current year. They expect $-0.22 EPS, up 73.17% or $0.60 from last year's $-0.82 per share. (more...)
Police recommend indictment of Netanyahu in at least one corruption case Police recommend indictment of Netanyahu in at least one corruption case
- February 08, 2018

But Netanyahu , one of the few allies U.S. President Donald Trump and the leader of the most conservative government in Israel's history, denies all allegations. "Please give us the honor of not calling us criminals". I said right away that we aren't commenting. Thousands of migrants entered Israel from neighboring Egypt until Israel completed a massive border fence to stop the flow. (more...)
Winter storm warning issued for Wyoming County Winter storm warning issued for Wyoming County
- February 08, 2018

There will be a decent burst of snow here on the front of the storm that will accumulate and cover roads quickly. Total snow and sleet accumulations up to two inches are expected. - continuing heavy snowfall. As much is 14 inches of snow could fall in Fergus County by Lewistown. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Lesser amounts, around 2-4 inches, are expected north around I-69. (more...)
A winter storm watch is in effect Thursday night through Friday evening A winter storm watch is in effect Thursday night through Friday evening
- February 08, 2018

When driving in snowy weather, it's important to clean off your auto not only for your own visibility, but also to prevent the snow from your auto affecting the visibility of the vehicles behind you. By Wednesday morning, the quick-moving storm system will be spreading into the Northeast, including Philadelphia and NY, and freezing rain may fall in Washington, D.C. (more...)
South Korean envoy summoned after Iranians excluded from Samsung phone gift South Korean envoy summoned after Iranians excluded from Samsung phone gift
- February 08, 2018

Kim Yo Jong is one of Kim Jong Un's closest confidants and she will be the first member of the Kim family to visit the South. Pyongyang is already the subject of wide-ranging sanctions and details of what the USA might target next have yet to be announced . (more...)
Democracy in Maldives under 'all-out assault': United Nations rights chief warns Democracy in Maldives under 'all-out assault': United Nations rights chief warns
- February 08, 2018

Since coming to power, Yameen has rolled back nascent democratic reforms, systematically sidelined political opponents, stifled protests and closed independent media outlets with the help of an often pliant parliament and judiciary. The political crisis in Maldives began to unfold on Friday after the country's Supreme Court ruled that the trial of the Mr. Nasheed was unconstitutional. (more...)
Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal same-sex marriage Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal same-sex marriage
- February 08, 2018

Rankin came under heavy pressure from conservatives on the island who oppose same-sex marriage, as well as from European courts, which have ruled that European nations, and territories under their rule, must ensure some form of legal protection for same-sex couples, even if there is an existing ban on same-sex marriage. (more...)
Giants Super Bowls ranked among top 5 all-time by NFL.com Giants Super Bowls ranked among top 5 all-time by NFL.com
- February 08, 2018

OK? Doug, you and the Eagles are National Football League champions. The result was in doubt until Scott Norwood missed a last-second field-goal attempt from 47 yards away. "Sit down the next couple of weeks and see where I am at". CBS Local Sports: New England had defensive issues throughout the game. Consider that at the time, the Eagles held a slim three-point lead on New England. (more...)

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