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Patrick Brown kicks off bid to reclaim PC leadership Patrick Brown kicks off bid to reclaim PC leadership
- February 20, 2018

Brown had resigned from his post as leader of the party after CTV News published anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct against Brown on January 24. Doing so was easy, he said, "because when the truth is on your side, you have nothing to fear". CTV News continues to stand by the report. The friction that Brown's presence would create would only deepen the rift in the Tory caucus. (more...)
Palestinian leader goes to United Nations to counter USA on Jerusalem Palestinian leader goes to United Nations to counter USA on Jerusalem
- February 20, 2018

Later on Monday night, a spokesperson for the U.S. embassy responded to the report saying that the quotes were taken out of context. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fired back at a Palestinian official who insulted her earlier this month, saying Tuesday "I will not shut up" and calling on Palestinian leadership to take the path of negotiation and compromise with Israel. (more...)
Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere
- February 20, 2018

The NRA, which regularly backs Republican politicians, has come under intense pressure in the aftermath of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student allegedly used an AR-15 rifle to kill 17 people. (more...)
Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand
- February 20, 2018

In upholding the law, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals used rational basis review, though it claimed to be using intermediate scrutiny, Thomas said. In November, the court left intact Maryland's prohibition on semiautomatic assault weapons and Florida's ban on openly carrying handguns in public. (more...)
Pakistan is the riskiest country for newborns Pakistan is the riskiest country for newborns
- February 20, 2018

UNICEF Nepal has explained in its statement that 27 out of 1,000 newborns don't make it to see another day within low-income countries. "India's done better than the world in reducing under-five mortality, reducing it by 66% between 1990 and 2015 against the world average of 55%, but progress has been slower in saving babies during the neonatal period when they are the most vulnerable", said Dr Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India. (more...)
Critical week for gun control debate Critical week for gun control debate
- February 20, 2018

As investigators track the gun purchases of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz , dozens of students and staff from the site of the massacre will board buses late today, bound for the state capital. Vigils are being held in 14 Florida counties, including Alachua, Broward, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Indian River, Leon, Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas and Seminole County. (more...)
Britain lowers expectations for Brexit Britain lowers expectations for Brexit
- February 20, 2018

He said: "They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom". He will declare that leaving the European Union will instead create a "race to the top in global standards". He will also highlight how the United Kingdom has played a key role in driving the development of global environmental action, highlighting how it was the first country to adopt a legally-binding Climate Change Act and originated a raft of environmental standards such as the standard for making ... (more...)
Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children
- February 20, 2018

Japanese media have reported that Shigeta is the son of an IT billionaire. When the babies were found in 2014, investigators discovered a number of unregulated surrogacy businesses in the country. The women delivered babies in 2014 but before Shigeta had taken them home an investigation by Interpol was launched against him, alleging he was into human trafficking. (more...)
Spanish official looks set to become ECB's deputy after Irish withdrawal Spanish official looks set to become ECB's deputy after Irish withdrawal
- February 20, 2018

The Eurogroup meeting today considered nominations for the post of European Central Bank vice president, with De Guindos to be formally given the role later this week. "I, myself, have been a very political finance minister and I can be a very political Commissioner in a political Commission", he added, saying he backed de Guidos' selection. (more...)
Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling' Why didn't Obama 'do something about Russian meddling'
- February 20, 2018

Adam Schiff (Calif.) on CNN's State of the Union . On Twitter, Trump cited parts of the indictment that said the Russian-based Internet Research Agency started work in 2014 - which he noted was long before he announced his run for the presidency in June 2015. (more...)
Chairman Senate launches fact sheet on CPEC plus Chinese language classes Chairman Senate launches fact sheet on CPEC plus Chinese language classes
- February 20, 2018

The Pakistani senate has passed a motion declaring Mandarin as one of the official languages of the country, in a bid to enhance communication in projects like the big-bang China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). For many decades now, China has stood by its non-interference policy when it comes to the domestic political issues of other countries. Promotion of culture through culinary ways in the two brotherly countries is proving the "Belt and Road" initiative as impactful beyond trade and ... (more...)
Mueller reportedly crossing Trump 'red line,' investigating Kushner's business dealings Mueller reportedly crossing Trump 'red line,' investigating Kushner's business dealings
- February 20, 2018

During the presidential transition period Kushner spoke to foreign contacts from over 15 countries, according to a statement he provided to Congressional investigators. One week after Trump's November 8, 2016 election, Kushner met with the chairman and other executives from the Chinese group Anbang Insurance, The New York Times has reported. (more...)
What to watch on Day 8 at the Winter Olympics What to watch on Day 8 at the Winter Olympics
- February 20, 2018

International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel confirmed the change at a news conference Monday. Saturday is already off to a quick start for Norway, who continues to dominate at this year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea . (more...)
IS kills 27 Iraq pro-govt fighters in ambush IS kills 27 Iraq pro-govt fighters in ambush
- February 20, 2018

Speaking in Arabic, she said that she had been a housewife in Mosul. The PMF statement added that its soldiers were conducting security operations around Hawija at the time of the attack, when IS militants ambushed its convoy. "Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh", Abadi told a conference in Baghdad then. (more...)
Dense fog across central North Carolina this morning Dense fog across central North Carolina this morning
- February 20, 2018

A warm front that pushed through the region yesterday with some showers will allow mild air to flood into the region over the next two days. But clouds should break in the afternoon and this time, temperatures should shatter records with highs in the 60s to near 70 degrees! The records to beat in Allentown and Reading are 68° and 72° respectively, both set a long time ago back in 1930. (more...)
Region set to shatter record highs as temperatures soar into 70s Region set to shatter record highs as temperatures soar into 70s
- February 20, 2018

Mild temperatures from the southwest are making their way into New England this week, with unseasonably warm conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday . The average high for this time of year is 40 degrees. The Storm Prediction Center maintains a risk of severe storms over the northwest corner of Alabama Saturday night, but the threat for the rest of the state for now looks low. (more...)
Significant Rainfall Expected to Hit Mississauga Significant Rainfall Expected to Hit Mississauga
- February 20, 2018

It could be a record-breaker on Tuesday with the daytime high expected to reach 15 C; rain will continue to dominate. "In addition to the rain that's falling, with our warm temperatures, any snow on the ground will start to melt", Ria Alsen, a severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada, said Tuesday. (more...)
Noble, Delek sign $15-billion deal to export Israel gas to Egypt Noble, Delek sign $15-billion deal to export Israel gas to Egypt
- February 20, 2018

An Israeli company announced on Monday that it has signed two agreements worth $15 billion to export gas to Egypt over a period of 10 years. According to the Jerusalem Post, the company will supply Dolphin Energy, an Egyptian firm, with seven billion cubic meters of gas annually. (more...)
'It's guns like this that takes away lives' 'It's guns like this that takes away lives'
- February 20, 2018

The gun owner decided this week to video himself sawing his AR-15 rifle in half in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida . Scott Pappalardo posted a video on his Facebook page on Sunday that shows him cutting up the weapon, the same type of gun used in the Florida shooting . (more...)
7th-grader shoots himself at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Stark County 7th-grader shoots himself at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Stark County
- February 20, 2018

Jackson Memorial Middle School went into lockdown early Tuesday after the student shot himself in the men's restroom just before 8am. Parents waiting to reunite with their kids. Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said the student shot himself in a bathroom. Parents and other family members gathered outside the school as they waited anxiously for their children. (more...)
Expect Maldives will not extend emergency beyond today: MEA Expect Maldives will not extend emergency beyond today: MEA
- February 20, 2018

Yameen has moved closer to China in recent years, signing up for the Belt and Road Initiative and concluding a Free Trade Agreement with Beijing last year. India also called for the implementation of the Supreme Court ruling of February 1 . Mr Yameen ordered the country's chief justice and another Supreme Court judge arrested on allegations of bribery. (more...)
Cyclone Gita packs 150 kph winds for New Zealand Cyclone Gita packs 150 kph winds for New Zealand
- February 20, 2018

Cyclone Gita hit the Pacific island nations of Fiji and Tonga last week, packing winds up to 275 kph (171 mph) and causing widespread destruction and flooding. Trees and debris litter the road, and water is rushing over it. Air New Zealand cancelled all flights into Wellington and four other airports through to midnight on Tuesday as roads were closed around the coastal town of Kaikoura and schools in the upper half of the South Island closed ahead of the storm's arrival. (more...)
Countdown For Venezuela's Crypto Currency Countdown For Venezuela's Crypto Currency "Petro" Begins
- February 20, 2018

Some investors say it's innovative nonetheless, and could draw investment from Middle East, Europe and Asia. The country's cryptocurrency regulator did not provide further details but, according to Reuters , 38.4% of the petros to be issued will be sold at a 60% discount. (more...)
#MeToo Lawmaker Faces New Misconduct Claims #MeToo Lawmaker Faces New Misconduct Claims
- February 20, 2018

Now, she faces a second allegation . "It was definitely uncomfortable", Kernick told Politico , and the people in the room ignored it. Two of the employees, who wish to remain anonymous, told Politico they left due to her pressuring them "to alcohol-fueled evening events". (more...)
Germany's crisis-hit SPD starts ballot on Merkel coalition Germany's crisis-hit SPD starts ballot on Merkel coalition
- February 20, 2018

The key party post has become vacant since the former CDU Secretary General Peter Tauber announced he's leaving due to serious bowel illness. Kramp-Karrenbauer will voted into her new role at a party congress on February 26. AKK was also praised by the CDU's previous Saarland premier, Peter Mueller, who said "There's not a task you can't trust Annegret with". Merkel said that, after many challenges, the CDU is in need of "self-reflection" and discussion, in order to strengthen the party's ... (more...)
Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them Mob Drags Out Two Rape Accused From Police Station, Lynches Them
- February 20, 2018

Officials said the mob overpowered the personnel manning the police station, dragged the two accused out of the lock-up to the market square and stoned and bludgeoned them to death. Condemning the incident in its strongest term, General Secretary, North East Human Rights Organization, Arunachal Unit, Buteng Tayeng has asked to award exemplary punishment against the culprits involved in the incident. (more...)
Flood watch issued for northeast IN, northwest Ohio
- February 20, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches to many counties in Northwest Ohio and all around the state. The rain has been falling since last night and continues today. IF we are going to see anything as far as severe weather this week, it could be Saturday especially over the east half of the area. Up to 6 inches of rain in certain areas is possible, but the mostly likely amounts throughout DFW are 2-4 inches. (more...)
Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe Mueller Charges Lawyer With False Statements in Russia Probe
- February 20, 2018

Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with "willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to investigators. The filing is further evidence of Mueller's investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Gates and their work for Russian-allied clients. (more...)
Family steps up search for missing Lyft, Uber driver Family steps up search for missing Lyft, Uber driver
- February 20, 2018

The LAPD says the Nissan Altima was found around 12:30 p.m., but investigators aren't saying how. Thiede has not been seen or heard from since, and his family is concerned for his safety, according to authorities. "Very hopeful, actually", said friend Yokeena Jamar. They say his cell phone was last detected in a Pico Union neighborhood not far from where he lives, but it has since gone dead or been turned off. (more...)
Black Panther Made Even More Money Than We Thought Black Panther Made Even More Money Than We Thought
- February 20, 2018

By current estimations, the film has already made $235million in its opening weekend . It holds the honor of 5th biggest opening weekend of all time, biggest solo superhero launch, and biggest grossing movie in the country directed by a black film maker. (more...)

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