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Sinn Fein stand strong on Irish Language act amid Stormont talks Sinn Fein stand strong on Irish Language act amid Stormont talks
- February 14, 2018

Theresa May and Leo Varadkar held talks in Belfast with unionist and nationalists parties and had a bilateral meeting about the situation in the region. The parties have blamed each other for the impasse that threatens power-sharing, the key achievement of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord. United Kingdom media also quoted May as saying that the executive would be formed in Northern Ireland very soon. (more...)
Piers Morgan claims former Trump staffer Omarosa called him a 'f**king faggot' Piers Morgan claims former Trump staffer Omarosa called him a 'f**king faggot'
- February 14, 2018

On Monday's episode, the reality star and former White House staff member opened up about Vice President Mike Pence , calling the nation's second in command "scary" and saying critics of President Donald Trump should be more anxious about Pence. (more...)
Police swoop on 'incident' inside Palace of Westminster Police swoop on 'incident' inside Palace of Westminster
- February 14, 2018

The Police announced that they were informed of a suspicious package at 1:36 p.m. local time that had been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster , saying the police are now "at the scene and dealing". The palace structure is commonly known as the House of Parliament . The complex was not evacuated or placed in a lockdown. An unnamed police officer in Speaker's Court in Parliament said a suspicious package has been found. (more...)
USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line USA urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line
- February 14, 2018

The announcement came at an worldwide donor conference held in Kuwait for the reconstruction of Iraq following the war against ISIS. Earlier in the day, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said his country will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq . (more...)
Man Who Posed as Twin to Escape Prison Is Found Man Who Posed as Twin to Escape Prison Is Found
- February 14, 2018

He has asked his twin brother, Giancarlo Steven Delgado Herrera to visit him and bring some of his favourite snacks and treats into the prison. Prison authorities were later able to confirm Giancarlo's identity by taking his fingerprints. On Monday, the police located Alexander in the front of a building in the seaside district of Callao, Peru. "It's unbelievable - in 12 years nobody had escaped from Ancón I", former justice minister Marisol Pérez Tello remarked. (more...)
White House Banned New Interim Security Clearances Last Fall White House Banned New Interim Security Clearances Last Fall
- February 14, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that there's a "breakdown in the vetting system" for White House jobs that needs to be addressed in the wake of Rob Porter resigning as President Trump's staff secretary over domestic violence allegations. (more...)
Shooting at NSA facility in Maryland, SUV stopped at Fort Meade gate Shooting at NSA facility in Maryland, SUV stopped at Fort Meade gate
- February 14, 2018

Footage from the incident on CNN showed, what appeared to be a black SUV being stopped at the security barrier. A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the headquarters of the US National Security Agency, in the suburbs of Washington, with three persons injured. (more...)
Missing upstate NY skier found alive six days later... in California Missing upstate NY skier found alive six days later... in California
- February 14, 2018

He was last seen making an afternoon run at a NY ski resort at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y., on February 7. The circumstances regarding this case are under investigation and police said further details will be released at a later time. (more...)
Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons
- February 14, 2018

The Syrian regime itself, either during or after the conflict, "will be answerable to worldwide justice", he added. Macron also called for an worldwide meeting on Syria, in the region if possible. He says a military response is on the table if investigators uncover evidence of a recent sarin attack. On-the-ground observers reported last month that Syrian forces were deploying chlorine gas during air strikes on rebel positions. (more...)
South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid South Africa captures three Gupta family members in raid
- February 14, 2018

Facing questions by the media at Luthuli House on why the ANC had chose to recall Zuma, Magashule said the party, "did not take these decisions because comrade Jacob Zuma has done anything wrong". If Zuma agrees to step down, then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will likely become president. Zuma's spokesman says he won't challenge his recall in the courts and will respond on Wednesday. (more...)
Russia Will Try to Interfere in 2018 Midterms, US Intelligence Agencies Say Russia Will Try to Interfere in 2018 Midterms, US Intelligence Agencies Say
- February 14, 2018

The midterm elections are slated for November 6. "We do have some capabilities, offensively, to raise the cost for those who would dare challenge the United States' elections". "Everyone was silent", Coats said. "There is no indication there is any strategic change in the outlook for Kim Jong Un in his desire to retain his nuclear capacity to threaten the United States of America, no change there", he said. (more...)
Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure
- February 14, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made a rare move Monday, opening the floor for debate on immigration . Mr. Trump's erratic record of "negotiating" on dreamers legislation, in which he twice killed real bipartisan deals after previously signaling support, should have already persuaded lawmakers to decouple their work from the president's wayward, unpredictable preferences. (more...)
United States extends $3bn credit line at Kuwait conference for Iraq reconstruction United States extends $3bn credit line at Kuwait conference for Iraq reconstruction
- February 14, 2018

Kuwait will allocate one billion US dollars in loan and another one billion USA dollars in investment in Iraq to help its reconstruction process, the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced on Wednesday. Their victory came at a steep cost for Mosul, as coalition airstrikes and extremist suicide auto bombs destroyed homes and government buildings. The United Nations estimates that some 40,000 homes need to be rebuilt in Mosul alone. (more...)
Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader Germany centre-left party set to confirm first female leader
- February 14, 2018

Sigmar Gabriel, the serving foreign minister, attacked him in a newspaper interview for taking his job. "For me, this is the last speech as chairman of the SPD". However, Schulz, 62, announced two days later that he gave up the bid for foreign minister in the new government after he was heavily criticized by his party members as he previously said he wouldn't serve in the next German government. (more...)
German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt
- February 14, 2018

The SPD members in Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt who oppose handing the reins over to Nahles include Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller , who said before a meeting of the SPD's top committees that his national association wants "the party's chairs elected through an orderly process of delegates at a federal party convention, rather than appointed". (more...)
Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal
- February 14, 2018

The charity was accused of covering up the Haiti scandal after it let three men resign from the charity while firing four others for gross misconduct, according to the confidential report. One of these workers went on to work at the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD ), which is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. (more...)
Man dies after airport vehicles collide at Heathrow Man dies after airport vehicles collide at Heathrow
- February 14, 2018

The Metropolitan Police said the victim's next of kin had been informed and a formal identification awaited, while no arrests had been made. A Heathrow spokesman said: "Following an incident on the airfield involving two members of staff, an investigation is underway and we are working with the Police". (more...)
Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga
- February 14, 2018

Tonga Water Board is urging the public to please call 24 438, 23 095, 874 91 or 779 5646 to report any water problems so they can quickly attend to it. Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program said via Twitter that villagers on Ono-i-Lau had told it that crops and several houses had been destroyed, but there had been no reports of injuries. (more...)
Tillerson Aims to Strengthen US-Egyptian Commitment to Fight Terrorism Tillerson Aims to Strengthen US-Egyptian Commitment to Fight Terrorism
- February 14, 2018

Tillerson's comments come amid heightened tensions between the United States and Turkey, which has launched a military campaign against USA -backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in recent weeks. During a brief visit to Beirut, Tillerson is expected to press Lebanese officials to rein in Hezbollah, the Iran-backed group that is a threat to neighboring Israel. (more...)
Hawks raid Gupta compound Hawks raid Gupta compound
- February 14, 2018

Officers swooped on the premises on Wednesday morning in northern Johannesburg . Sources close to the Guptas, and with knowledge of the raids and their apparent looming arrests‚ said moves were under way to get some sort of deal signed. Gani‚ of the law firm Gani Mayet Attorneys in Johannesburg‚ said he had yet to receive any documents pertaining to the search and seizure warrant that led to heavily armed Hawks officers raiding the Saxonwold compound. (more...)
His West Wing Rattled, Trump Casts Doubt on Aide's Exit His West Wing Rattled, Trump Casts Doubt on Aide's Exit
- February 14, 2018

What remains unclear is whether there are additional staffers employed by the White House who failed to secure full security clearances. "We received a request for follow-up inquiry". Porter resigned the next morning. Huckabee Sanders response? She's doing the best she can, and "would never presume to understand anything going on with that individual, nor would I think she could presume what's going on with me". (more...)
New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison New York City Terror Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison
- February 14, 2018

The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighbourhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people. (more...)
Treat women better, Bill and Melinda Gates tell President Trump Treat women better, Bill and Melinda Gates tell President Trump
- February 14, 2018

On average, the organization doles out more than $4 billion in grants each year. During the 2016 election campaign against Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Trump was criticized for insulting women, and for his remarks, captured on video, in which he bragged about groping them. (more...)
Chinese woman follows handbag into airport X-ray scanner Chinese woman follows handbag into airport X-ray scanner
- February 14, 2018

An unbelievable photograph shows the women on all fours on a conveyor belt as she follows her bag as it passes through the security scanner. After putting her luggage onto the conveyer belt, she refused to be separated from her handbag. The security video shows her leaving the screen and then emerging from the device. The incident took place on February 11, days before China's upcoming Lunar New Year, to be celebrated on February 16. (more...)
Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels
- February 14, 2018

Her tale of what happened with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada became a point of fascination after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that the president's longtime personal lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to Clifford in October 2016 to keep her from publicly discussing the alleged sexual encounter during the presidential campaign. (more...)
White Home releases 2019 finances plan White Home releases 2019 finances plan
- February 14, 2018

Gov. Walker referenced the $1.6 billion Interstate 94 project, calling it a "good example" of work between federal, state and local governments. - The Trump administration is unrolling a new infrastructure plan but the question now is who is going to pay for it. (more...)
The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?' The downing of the Israeli jet: towards a 'Third Lebanon War?'
- February 14, 2018

Even former al-Qaeda Syrian leader Saleh al-Hamwi, who was the founder of the jihadist Nusra Front in 2012, praised Israel for its anti-Iranian attacks on Syrian military bases, calling for the Jewish State to quickly "uproot" Iran from Syria. (more...)
Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen Israel closes doors on trial of Palestinian teen
- February 14, 2018

The indictment covers six incidents in recent months in which she was involved in altercations with Israeli soldiers , including the December 15 slapping incident that was captured on video and went viral on social media. PPS said a 17-year-old Palestinian was also detained from the southern West Bank district of Hebron. Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was shot in the head with a rubber-coated bullet by the Israeli army shortly before the video of Ahed and Nur was filmed. (more...)
Assange loses new bid to cancel United Kingdom arrest warrant Assange loses new bid to cancel United Kingdom arrest warrant
- February 14, 2018

Judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled to uphold the arrest warrant, stating that she didn't think Assange's fears of extradition from Sweden to the U.S. were " reasonable ". To dodge extradition, Assange entered the embassy disguised as a motorcycle courier after Ecuador offered him immunity. If the judge had nullified the warrant, Assange might have left the embassy, but that was far from certain. (more...)
Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice' Piers Morgan Tells Tucker Carlson That Omarosa Propositioned Him On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
- February 14, 2018

The recently departed aide has specifically set her sights on Vice President Mike Pence . Everybody who's wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider... Tell us, HollywoodLifers - What do YOU think about Celebrity Big Brother's second live eviction? Manigault previously said that she was "haunted" by the president's tweets and said the nation would "not be OK". (more...)

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