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On Northern Syria Front Line, US and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off On Northern Syria Front Line, US and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off
- February 09, 2018

Civilians had been bracing for more raids as the regime appeared intent on ratcheting up the pressure on Eastern Ghouta, a rebel pocket on the capital's doorstep. The UN humanitarian coordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis, had called for the ceasefire to allow aid convoys to reach civilians in Eastern Ghouta. The UN's humanitarian co-ordinator for Syria and other UN representatives warned in a joint statement that the situation in the enclave and other conflict areas was "extreme" , and ... (more...)
United Kingdom tech salaries amongst lowest in the world United Kingdom tech salaries amongst lowest in the world
- February 09, 2018

Comparably's analysis came to similar conclusions based on 9,000 anonymous salary records in jobs that paid over $150,000 for workers of all experience types and education levels. "In Austin, they're paying more to get people to move there". Tech companies who are looking to attract foreign talent are paying increased salaries - tech workers from overseas willing to relocate to the United Kingdom make almost over £12K more than local United Kingdom candidates. (more...)
Give up 'Manik' for Hira, says PM Modi in Tripura Give up 'Manik' for Hira, says PM Modi in Tripura
- February 09, 2018

You have worn the wrong "manik" for the past 25 years and so haven't tasted the real pace of development and prosperity. Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his party, Modi said the people in Tripura feel intimidated by the communists. (more...)
U.S. congressional leaders forge budget deal that adds to deficit U.S. congressional leaders forge budget deal that adds to deficit
- February 09, 2018

The agreement would do a number of things both sides have long wanted: $160 billion for military spending, $128 billion for domestic spending, a longer lead time on raising the debt ceiling . What to really watch today: The House floor during each unrelated vote Thursday. Schumer added that the deal allocates $20 billion for infrastructure, $6 billion for the opioid epidemic, $5.8 billion for child care and $4 billion for veterans facilities. (more...)
Syrian regime's offensive claims 'highest death toll' in months Syrian regime's offensive claims 'highest death toll' in months
- February 09, 2018

In this photo, Syrian civil defense volunteers and other civilians attempt to remove rubble from the site of a collapsed building to rescue victims following reported regime air strikes in the rebel-held town of Arbin, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus , on February 6, 2018. (more...)
Congress seriously compromising country's security: Jaitley hits back on Rafale Congress seriously compromising country's security: Jaitley hits back on Rafale
- February 09, 2018

Mr Jaitley then tried to address the grievances of NDA ally TDP but the shouting continued. On Wednesday, the government while responding to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's allegation on Rafale deal in a series of statements had said that it was a better deal in many aspects than the one notionally negotiated by the UPA led government in the centre. (more...)
Pence warns of toughest sanctions ahead for North Korea Pence warns of toughest sanctions ahead for North Korea
- February 09, 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence will lead the USA delegation for the February 9-25 Winter Olympics . She has also been targeted by United States sanctions, alongside other North Korean officials, for her alleged role in committing "severe human rights abuses". (more...)
How major United States stock indexes fared on Wednesday How major United States stock indexes fared on Wednesday
- February 09, 2018

At one point during the trading day it declined more than 1,500 points before recovering slightly. Facebook and Boeing have both fallen sharply. The market had made big gains over the a year ago, and many experts felt stocks were overdue for a slump. (more...)
Narendra Modi attacks Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury with Ramayana remark Narendra Modi attacks Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury with Ramayana remark
- February 09, 2018

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar lauded the cabinet decision to implement 'Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF)' scheme in improving the quality of research by attracting the best talents across the country. (more...)
When should India employ hard power in Maldives? When should India employ hard power in Maldives?
- February 09, 2018

India had been on the list, Maldivian officials claimed, but New Delhi did not provide them dates for meetings as foreign minister Sushma Swaraj is on an overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to leave for West Asia on Friday. (more...)
Japanese ambassador warns Prime Minister of Brexit 'high stakes' after talks Japanese ambassador warns Prime Minister of Brexit 'high stakes' after talks
- February 09, 2018

And attention will first turn to a Friday update from European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier on this week's technical negotiations on a transition deal to cover a period of around two years after the United Kingdom leaves the bloc in March 2019. (more...)
Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle
- February 09, 2018

Adelman, 44, was killed crossing the street at 1000 Leeland around 12:15 p.m. on February 2. He was an assistant coach during his father's time as Rockets head coach (2007-2011), then worked with him as director of player personnel during Rick's time as head coach of the Timberwolves as well (2011-14). (more...)
Search launched in Buzzards Bay after Coast Guard receives mayday call Search launched in Buzzards Bay after Coast Guard receives mayday call
- February 09, 2018

But the captain of the damaged boat reportedly remained on the vessel and is now missing. The search covered a total 767 square nautical miles and included Coast Guard, state, and local responders. The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence where he was in stable condition, the Coast Guard said. "It's cold. It's dark, and it's unsafe", said Army Corps of Engineers Capt. (more...)
Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms
- February 09, 2018

As the government spending was just hours from running out, Paul said he "can't in all good honesty and all good faith just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits". I told him to call up the majority leader, Senator McConnell, tell him that I wanted 15 minutes to have a vote to make a point that conservatives are unhappy with this deal. (more...)
Turkey, Russia look to strengthen military and security ties in Syria Turkey, Russia look to strengthen military and security ties in Syria
- February 09, 2018

The government and its ally Russian Federation have been pounding a besieged rebel-held area outside Damascus for the last two days with airstrikes, killing dozens of people. The global chemical weapons watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, expressed "grave concern" over the "credible allegations". (more...)
Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military' Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military'
- February 09, 2018

The proposal would lift caps on federal spending that were mandated under a 2011 law, boosting military and non-military funding by some $300 billion in total, aides said . She and some Democrats say without a commitment from House Speaker Paul Ryan to put the DACA immigration issue to a vote , they won't support the bill. (more...)
Sen. Ben Cardin hopes to rain on Trump's military parade Sen. Ben Cardin hopes to rain on Trump's military parade
- February 09, 2018

Maj. David Eastburn, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, told BuzzFeed that Mattis is expected to present recommendations to the president , but that Trump would make the final decision. One option under consideration is for a parade on November 11 - which would be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. "Lots of military might", he told the French president. (more...)
This witness-drawn facial composite helped police arrest a suspect This witness-drawn facial composite helped police arrest a suspect
- February 09, 2018

A CARTOON-like police sketch of a suspected thief actually helped catch him, despite the image being mercilessly mocked on social media. Nguyen is suspected of pretending to be a vendor and stealing money from a stand at the Central Market Mall in Lancaster while an employee had stepped away briefly, the Daily Mail reported. (more...)
Toronto police find 6 sets of remains on property linked to landscaper Toronto police find 6 sets of remains on property linked to landscaper
- February 09, 2018

Not long after that, he was charged with the murders of three more men and police said they were on a wide search for other possible victims. "I don't have a timetable for that, I don't have a number for that, but I would expect more charges will eventually be laid". (more...)
Pentagon uncertain over Trump military parade location Pentagon uncertain over Trump military parade location
- February 09, 2018

And I'm David Welna in Washington. Troops march over the Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC, on June 8, 1991. Second, what Trump is after is twofold - he loves pomp and circumstance and he'd simply enjoy the spectacle, but he also clearly appreciates our military. (more...)
Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured
- February 09, 2018

The group's leader, Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed Jihadi John, was killed in a 2015 airstrike. The New York Times reported that Kotey and Elsheikh were detained by Kurdish-led militia the Syrian Democratic Forces and handed over to USA special forces, having been identified through their fingerprints and other biometric data. (more...)
Winter Olympics opening ceremony to focus on peace Winter Olympics opening ceremony to focus on peace
- February 09, 2018

Mr Pence has lambasted the North, announcing in Tokyo that the USA would impose its toughest sanctions to date on the regime. The North is on a charm offensive towards the South, sending a high-level delegation to the Olympics that includes Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong. (more...)
Kasganj violence: Door of mosque set ablaze by unidentified miscreants Kasganj violence: Door of mosque set ablaze by unidentified miscreants
- February 08, 2018

Chandan's father Sushil had sought police protection after he was allegedly threatened outside his house in Kasganj. The Kasganj police arrested Salman from Kisrauli Road with a country-made pistol and two live cartridges recovered from his possession. (more...)
Stock Floundering in Session: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) Stock Floundering in Session: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH)
- February 08, 2018

The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, February 3 by Citigroup. The stock of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, October 4 by Susquehanna. 699,130 are owned by Glob X Management Co Limited Com. Current price level places the company's stock about -10.63% from the 52-week high and 44.23% away from the 52-week low. (more...)
Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on North Korea Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on North Korea
- February 08, 2018

Kim Jong-Un, the sister of North Korean leader will visit South Korea this week to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , Seoul said on Wednesday. Pence, speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, did not specify exactly what the sanctions could be but he vowed the United States would halt North Korea's nuclear programme "once and for all". (more...)
ICC probes Venezuela for violence against protesters ICC probes Venezuela for violence against protesters
- February 08, 2018

But human rights groups and Duterte's political opponents accuse him of inciting murder and say he refuses to investigate allegations that police are planting evidence, fabricating reports and executing users and dealers in cold blood. The ICC would have jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes if committed on the respective territories of the Philippines and Venezuela or by their respective nationals since the date when the Statute entered into force in each State, ... (more...)
Mexico authorities catch animal traffickers trying to mail a tiger cub Mexico authorities catch animal traffickers trying to mail a tiger cub
- February 08, 2018

The baby tiger was only detected when a sniffer dog searching for contraband noticed something unusual about the container. It was found among shredded newspaper without food or water. Authorities said the shipping papers for the plastic tub were in order, but there's a law against sending live animals through the mail. It was dehydrated but did not face other problems and was delivered to a center for animal protection. (more...)
Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria delivered to Moscow Body of Su-25 pilot killed in Syria delivered to Moscow
- February 08, 2018

Fillipov was nominated for the Hero of Russian Federation title posthumously. Filipov will be laid to rest on Thursday with military honours in line with his family's wishes in the city of Voronezh, some 500 kilometres south of Moscow, the defence ministry said. (more...)
Israel to Level Dozens of Palestinian Schools in West Bank Israel to Level Dozens of Palestinian Schools in West Bank
- February 08, 2018

According to eyewitnesses, a Palestinian youth was injured by live ammunition and scores suffered teargas inhalation during the clashes. Six protesters were hit by rubber bullets and 12 suffered from tear gas inhalation. "Instead of inviting Mahmoud Abbas to address the Security Council to disseminate lies and hate, the Council should unequivocally condemn this attack and demand that he stop paying stipends to terrorists", he said in a statement. (more...)
US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown US Senate leaders reach long-term, bipartisan budget deal to avert shutdown
- February 08, 2018

Both Democrats and Republicans have said they were making progress on a budget that would increase spending limits for defense and non-defense programs. The dollar rose on the deal, as did yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury. Government shutdowns like the one that lasted three days in January are very damaging to the military, he said. (more...)

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