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Zarif: Iran concerned about new wave of United States intervention in Syria Zarif: Iran concerned about new wave of United States intervention in Syria
- February 20, 2018

She hailed the role of Russian Federation and Iran in finding a solution to the Syrian conflict, saying the U.S. and other European countries on the contrary seek to dominate Syria in order to serve their interests in the region and protect the Israeli regime. (more...)
Kremlin on Mueller Report: Accusations of Russia's Election Meddling Baseless Kremlin on Mueller Report: Accusations of Russia's Election Meddling Baseless
- February 20, 2018

According to the indictment , handed down by a federal grand jury, the Russian organization behind the propaganda was funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. He was one of the 13 Russians charged in the USA on Friday. Trump, who has downplayed the ongoing criminal and congressional investigations as well as mounting evidence about Russian interference, said the indictment, and Rosenstein's remarks, were further vindication. (more...)
ED conducts raid Nakshatra Jewellers: PNB fraud case ED conducts raid Nakshatra Jewellers: PNB fraud case
- February 19, 2018

Police also questioned some executives from Nirav Modi's group, the source said. He clarified that it was a group photo and Nirav came there on his own. But until such time that we have a formula, the Modi government must stop claiming that it has finally given Indians a scam-free government. Morgan Stanley estimated on Thursday if PNB had to assume all the liability from the fraud it would need 80 billion rupees ($1.25 billion) in additional capital, which at the stock's current ... (more...)
Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate
- February 19, 2018

At present, the CPM-led Left Front has 50 seats but it is to be seen whether they can retain power as BJP has campaigned aggressively with the " Chalo Paltai " (Let's Change) slogan. Over 30,000 civil officials would be engaged in the conduct of the elections. He said 300 companies of central armed forces were deployed along with state armed personnel and police, while the Border Security Force was keeping a vigil along the 856km-long India-Bangladesh border. (more...)
'Protocols were not followed' after tip about Florida school shooter 'Protocols were not followed' after tip about Florida school shooter
- February 19, 2018

Hours later, Bennight said MS agents visited him again, asking him against if he knew Cruz. According to Sacks, Bennett was contacted again by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday afternoon after Cruz allegedly opened fire on his former classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . (more...)
Florida reignites the gun control debate Florida reignites the gun control debate
- February 19, 2018

The massacre , one of the worst mass shootings in United States history, was carried out by a former student of the school, Nikolas Cruz , 19. He also addressed the shooting in a White House speech that focussed on school safety and mental health but made no mention of gun policy. (more...)
Florida school shooting survivor to Trump: Florida school shooting survivor to Trump: "Shame on you".
- February 19, 2018

He added that this was "not the time " to say whether the State's Attorney office would be seeking the death penalty and they would announce their position at the appropriate time . According to The New York Post , also reporting on the incident, the younger Cruz brother was involuntarily committed under Florida's Baker Act, which allows a person to be held involuntarily for up to 12 hours for an involuntary psychiatric examination. (more...)
Indian students ordered to wear flip-flops for exams Indian students ordered to wear flip-flops for exams
- February 19, 2018

This year, 17.70 lakh candidates are appearing for the matriculation examinations, which will be held at 1,426 centres. BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said, "Students can not wear shoes and socks to examination centres". Though there is no immediate provocation for the board to take the step, the state board said it wanted to take all possible measures to avoid cheating. (more...)
Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party Gorakhpur bypoll: SP 'borrows' candidate from little-known party
- February 19, 2018

Dr Sureetha is the party's candidate for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat while local leader Manish Mishra will contest from Phulpur. The seats fall vacant after Yogi Adityanath , the MP from Gorakhpur and Keshav Prasad Maurya, the lawmaker from Phulpur, were inducted into the BJP-led government in the state as Chief Minister Deputy Chief Minister respectively. (more...)
South Africa: Bishops welcome resignation of Zuma South Africa: Bishops welcome resignation of Zuma
- February 19, 2018

There was an air of optimism in the National Assembly as Ramaphosa outlined his plan for the coming months. "This is the year in which we will turn the tide on corruption in our public institutions", Ramaphosa said. Ramaphosa had been handpicked by Mandela to succeed him when his presidency ended. President Zuma had led the ANC since 2007 and have been South Africa's president since 2009 till he resigned. (more...)
United Kingdom wants degree fees to reflect choice of subject United Kingdom wants degree fees to reflect choice of subject
- February 19, 2018

Mr Hinds said: "I don't think politicians are going to be setting the cost and the prices for different courses". The prospect of the 'radical review announced by May at last year's Conservative party conference had receded after opposition from the previous education secretary, Justine Greening, and universities minister, Jo Johnson. (more...)
Everything That's Open (and Closed) on Presidents' Day 2018 Everything That's Open (and Closed) on Presidents' Day 2018
- February 19, 2018

Presidents day is a federal holiday and there are numerous closures associated with the day. The Federal Reserve is closed so if your bank is open, most items won't be able to be processed until the next day. However, Washington's Birthday remains the legal name for the holiday. Presidents' Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all US presidents past and present. (more...)
Oxfam: Witness 'threatened' in sexual misconduct probe Oxfam: Witness 'threatened' in sexual misconduct probe
- February 19, 2018

Seven Oxfam employees left the organisation over their behaviour in Haiti in 2011, including three who resigned for using prostitutes on Oxfam property. The release of the investigation comes more than a week after reports surfaced that Oxfam employees paid sex workers while on an aid mission following Haiti's devastating 2010 quake. (more...)
Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 missile Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 missile
- February 19, 2018

Over the past eight years, the United States has given Israel $1.55 billion to cover the costs of these missile defense joint ventures. "We are happy with the results". The missile stayed its course and had there been a real target. "During the interception test, we imagined a full operational scenario". The following month another test of the Arrow-3 was cut short after a problem in the transfer of data from the ground system. (more...)
Sunshine Sunday before Spring-like temperatures and rain
- February 19, 2018

If we see minimal cloud cover, some areas will approach 80°. Skies are partly-to-mostly cloudy throughout the week. Highs Wednesday will be even warmer. Otherwise, clouds will remain in place, but we may see a few peaks of sunshine. As the cold front passes through Thursday morning, off and on rain chances come back, with more rain chances for next Saturday as well. (more...)
Family Hosting Florida Shooter Opens Up About the 'Monster' Under Their Roof Family Hosting Florida Shooter Opens Up About the 'Monster' Under Their Roof
- February 19, 2018

Ms Snead, a neonatal nurse, and Mr Snead, an army veteran and military intelligence analyst, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel: "We didn't see this side of him". They say they didn't notice anything different about the 19-year-old's behaviour ahead of the Valentine's Day massacre. During the drive, James received a troubling phone call from a SWAT officer inquiring about Cruz's whereabouts. (more...)
George Christensen breaks his silence on 'inappropriate' Facebook gun post George Christensen breaks his silence on 'inappropriate' Facebook gun post
- February 19, 2018

The photograph was reported to the Australian Federal Police by Green leader Richard Di Natale who was "disgusted" by the image. Greens Senator Di Natale said Mr Christensen was giving people a licence to behave in a violent way towards others with a different opinion. (more...)
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal
- February 19, 2018

Dressed in Indian attire, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family - Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and kids Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien- visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Monday morning. He is accompanied by Canadian ministers like Navdeep Bains, Amarjeet Sohi, Bardish Chagger and Kirsty Duncan. The next day, he is scheduled to address a conference of young change-makers before wrapping up his visit. (more...)
Kurdish YPG says three foreign members killed in Syria Kurdish YPG says three foreign members killed in Syria
- February 19, 2018

When asked about the reported deal, YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud repeated an earlier statement that said the Syrian army had yet to respond to their calls to help protect Afrin. The Syrian army will enter Afrin on Monday, Sheikho Blo, a Kurdish commander, was quoted by the Rudaw Kurdish news outlet as saying. On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria. (more...)
US, China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing US, China reportedly scuffled over nuclear 'football' in Beijing
- February 19, 2018

The report said that when the United States military aide tried to enter the Great Hall of the People with the case Chinese security officials blocked his way. When the White House official insisted that the USA would set the rules for its own leader, her Chinese counterpart shot back in English: "This is our country!" At the airport there, authorities rolled out the red carpet for arriving leaders but Obama, who was on his final trip to Asia, was forced to disembark Air Force One via a ... (more...)
North Korea Media Mocks Pence For Not Interacting With Delegation North Korea Media Mocks Pence For Not Interacting With Delegation
- February 19, 2018

If a successful propaganda campaign on the global stage is what Kim Jong-un wanted, then his sister earned a gold medal. The South Korean president used the Lunar New Year's celebrations to keep the momentum going. North Korea poses a serious danger and rattles its sabers with recent nuclear and missile-launch tests. Is it possible, though, that the exercises will be scaled down - at least to the point of not staging mock air strikes or "decapitation" of the North Korean leadership? ... (more...)
Prominent Republican donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons Prominent Republican donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons
- February 19, 2018

Bush's presidential campaigns, said there have been too many mass shootings not to enforce a ban. Hoffman. "It's the end of the road for me". The Florida-based former ambassador to Portugal has donated millions to GOP candidates and political groups over the years, reported the paper. (more...)
Brendan Cox resigns from late wife's charity following allegations of sexual misconduct Brendan Cox resigns from late wife's charity following allegations of sexual misconduct
- February 19, 2018

Cox in 2015 and investigated accusations of "inappropriate behavior" against him, but that he had resigned before the inquiry was completed. Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater said in a statement yesterday it was another very hard day for the family but that they would support Cox. (more...)
Zimbabwe government to fulfil pledges made to Tsvangirai: President Mnangagwa Zimbabwe government to fulfil pledges made to Tsvangirai: President Mnangagwa
- February 19, 2018

Tsvangirai died in hospital in South Africa on 15 February at the age of 65. "He travelled a hard journey and we should remember that". He also urged unity as power struggles rocked the opposition. Tsvangirai, the fiercest opponent of Zanu-PF rule, had led the opposition MDC since its formation in 1999. Condolences have been pouring in from all over the world and the country's former prime minister, who has been described as a vibrant and energetic leader during his time as a challenger to ... (more...)
Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Expected To Plead Guilty In Russia Probe Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Expected To Plead Guilty In Russia Probe
- February 19, 2018

That individual and others who discussed the matter spoke on condition of anonymity, citing a judge's gag order restricting comments about the case to the news media or public. "If you go to trial on this, that's $1 million to $1.5 million". The indictment alleged that both men, who for years were unregistered agents of the Ukraine government, hid millions of dollars of Ukraine-based payments from USA authorities. (more...)
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan marries Bushra Manika Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan marries Bushra Manika
- February 19, 2018

Khan had denied media reports that he had already contracted marriage with Maneka, a day after a Pakistani daily reported that he married her on January 1 in Lahore. According to the official handle, the Nikah took place around 9 PM in the company of close family and friends. After a period of a week, Imran had responded to the media reports and said there was no wedding and that he had only sent a marriage proposal which too was clandestine. (more...)
Avalanches strike again in southern Switzerland Avalanches strike again in southern Switzerland
- February 19, 2018

That avalanche occurred at an altitude of 2,500 metres in Col de Fenestral, which borders France and Italy. "The rescue team has found the two injured walkers and taken them to hospital", he said. The avalanche occurred in the Swiss canton of Valais, an area well-known for its attractive surroundings and alpine sports. Le Dauphine reported the two were skiing on a run that was closed due to the avalanche risk. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch: Snow storm to impact travel across Utah Sunday, Monday Winter Storm Watch: Snow storm to impact travel across Utah Sunday, Monday
- February 19, 2018

This system has the potential for rain mixed with snow. A winter storm is expected to dump up to eight inches of snow across parts of the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service . NY1 is forecasting one to three inches of snow in the city. 2"-6 " of heavy , wet snow. Travel will be hard for most of the region from the early evening on Saturday through the early morning on Sunday , so please take extra precautions if you have to drive. (more...)
Trump praises Florida emergency services as he visits mass shooting survivors Trump praises Florida emergency services as he visits mass shooting survivors
- February 19, 2018

But the report ultimately concluded that the future mass-killer was not victimized by his mom - and was receiving sufficient care from a counselor at a Fort Lauderdale clinic, Henderson Mental Health. On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital, where he saw two victims and praised the doctors and nurses for their "incredible" job . (more...)
Gay Olympian Uses Thumb Injury To Take A Jab At Mike Pence Gay Olympian Uses Thumb Injury To Take A Jab At Mike Pence
- February 18, 2018

Adam is also a vocal critic of Pence . Rippon said . "I'm not buying it". "When we have people elected into office that believe in conversion therapy and are trying to strip trans rights in the military and do these things that are directly attacking the LGBT community, I have no patience", he said. (more...)

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