January 23, 2018

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Senate Intelligence Committee Rejects Flynn's Request for Immunity

A source close to Flynn cast the discrepancy as a result of Flynn not going through the normal consultation process with White House staff before the form was completed. U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks with reporters about the committee's Russian Federation investigation, March 30. Read More »

Indian police: Mob kills Muslim man who was transporting cow


The condition of the others injured is learnt to be stable, the ASI said, adding that they had not been placed under arrest so far. Mr Khan's family have said he was transporting the animals for dairy farming. Yusuf shared with HT the two transport permits, one issued in the name of his brother, Azmat and the other, in the name of Irshad, another cow trader. Read More »

Frustrated Republicans prepare for the nuclear option

Sen. Chris Coons of DE became the key 41st vote for the Democrats on Monday , declaring during committee debate that Gorsuch's conservative record showed an activist approach to the law and that he evaded questions during his confirmation hearings. Read More »

What Is Sarin? Chemical Attack In Syria Used Nazi Nerve Gas


The rebel Free Syrian Army has published images suggesting that the attack used sarin and claims that as many as 100 people have been killed, many of them children. Is this the first chemical gas attack in Syria? The SOHR said it had received the reports from medics on the ground in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Read More »

Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma says tornadoes and strong winds are likely from MS to SC. A tornado watch remains in effect until 0900 CDT Monday for central, southeastern and east central MS, and dozens of schools will also close today across Alabama, along with the University of Mobile. Read More »

Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity


I am very excited about playing back on clay again", he said. Because when I am healthy and feeling good, I can produce tennis like this. Andy Murray has gone back into training - allaying fears that he faces a lengthy injury layoff as the tennis season enters its busiest phase. Read More »

Democrats Launch Plan to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Brown went on later, in an effort to drive signatures for a petition asking Mitch McConnell to "do everything, up to and including changing Senate rules, in order to ensure Gorsuch's confirmation". The committee will vote on his nomination the first week of April followed by a vote in the full Senate. The panel spent this week questioning Gorsuch. Read More »

Israel blocking rights workers' access to Gaza - HRW


The organization said Egypt has also prevented its employees from entering Gaza from Egyptian territory since 2012. HRW said it had only once received permission from Israel for foreign staff to enter Gaza since 2008. The ICC prosecutor's ongoing preliminary examination of the Palestine situation includes analyzing whether crimes falling under ICC jurisdiction have been committed, whether those crimes are sufficiently grave to merit the court's attention, whether national authorities are ... Read More »

'Hit Him 25 Times': Sena MP Admits Assaulting Air India Staffer

Talking to the media outside the Parliament, Mahajan said "We can not take suo-moto cognizance as the incident happened outside the Parliament, so will ascertain details and act on any complaint". "He has not only done disservice to the people, but he has brought complete disrepute to the office of an MP, if this continues, people will lose faith in public representatives", he said. Read More »

No new jail for Staten Island, de Blasio now says


At the age of 16, Browder was convicted of stealing a book-bag in 2010. De Blasio estimates the project will take almost a decade to complete in order to trim down the city's jail population to 5K. While de Blasio said the city has not identified any possible locations, he did say there is one he is ruling out. Advocates for mass incarceration reform have long called for a closing of Rikers, and have been supported in recent years by local officials like Mark-Viverito and state officials ... Read More »

Canada falls 2-0 to US to open women's world hockey championship

USA Hockey must be held accountable for its disrespect and underdevelopment of the women's game. "We need to focus on playing our game and not letting them get to us, or this loss get to us". Given the chance to comment on this story with a conversation or email, Michigan Amateur Hockey Association President George Atkinson repeatedly declined on Sunday. Read More »

US Secretary of State Tillerson Meets Chinese President Xi


At least in public, Tillerson adopted a far different tone than that of his boss, who said in a Twitter post on Friday that China had "done little to help" on North Korea. Xi said he has communicated with Trump several times through telephone conversations and messages. The promises of mutual understanding and friendship came despite disagreements between the two nations on trade, worldwide relations and other issues - and as U.S. Read More »

President Trump authorizes increased firepower for USA military forces in Somalia

The two women were found guilty of the charge by a federal judge in October after an investigation showed they were part of a group of 15 women located around the world who met in a chat room created by Jama to organize monthly payments to al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that has attacked targets in Somalia, as well as Kenya and Uganda . Read More »

Brexit guidelines: EU hands Spain power over Gibraltar's future


Mr Picardo said the territory was being singled out for "unnecessary, unjustified and unacceptable" discrimination as a result of "a disgraceful attempt by Spain to manipulate the European Council for its own narrow political interests". "It is what we wanted and what we have said from the beginning..." MP Jack Lopresti, chairman of the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gibraltar , said Spain was using Brexit as "a "figleaf for troublemaking". Read More »

Trump grants US military more authority to attack militants in Somalia

The United States has for years backed Somalian and African Union troops with special operations advisers and armed drones, but the drones were only allowed to carry out strikes to defend those forces if they were attacked. To March 15th, a record 245 alleged coalition civilian casualty events have been monitored by Airwars-roughly three events a day. Trump also lifted Obama's civilian protection rules for air strikes and commando raids in Somalia which now means civilian actualities can ... Read More »

Neymar scores unbelievable goal as Brazil book world cup spot


NEYMAR netted his 52nd Brazil goal as he helped them book their place in next year's World Cup with a win against Paraguay. Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener and Neymar capped an eventful evening with a goal in the second half before Marcelo added a late third in Sao Paolo. Read More »

Trump administration goes to SF court to appeal travel ban block

Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear the Justice Department's challenge to Chuang's decision on May 8. That order would impose a 90-day ban on USA admission of anyone from six nations whose populations are nearly entirely Muslim and a 120-day ban on all US admission of refugees. Read More »

Subway "Penis Seat" Part Of Sexual Harassment Campaign


Mexico City can't do anything about the first part, but... There's even a video that shows passengers raising their eyebrows in disbelief at the scandalous seat and absentmindedly sitting down on it, only to immediately jump up upon feeling unexpected bulges in place of the usual smooth plastic. Read More »

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended


Guterres is on the second day of a visit to Iraq, after meeting top officials, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Iraq on Thursday to assess the humanitarian situation in the country amid the ongoing fight of the government army against Daesh, outlawed in Russian Federation and many other states worldwide. Read More »

Trump to host Xi at his Florida residence next week

Zheng also played down Trump's concerns over US' massive trade deficit with China. Just weeks ago the summit seemed a distant possibility after Trump infuriated Beijing with suggestions he might break from the United States s long-standing One China Policy, which nominally acknowledges the Asian giant s claims over Taiwan without recognizing them. Read More »

Melaye allegedly has only 3 credits in his WASC


Melaye said he later changed his name officially from "Daniel Jonah Melaye" to " Dino Melaye " and expressed readiness to tender an affidavit backing the change of name. Shortly after the damning report which quickly gained traction, Melaye dismissed the allegations, daring the news medium and the authorities to sue him on the strength of the claims. Read More »

Trump Pushes Healthcare Plan, Swipes at Freedom Caucus


The House Freedom Caucus , whose conservative members comprise the bulk of GOP opponents, was set to attend a midday meeting with Trump. Rep. Bradley Byrne, an Alabama Republican and member of the Republican Study Committee, a large group of fiscal conservatives, complained Thursday morning that the Freedom Caucus continues to throw out an expanding list of demands and suggested there was little to be done to get some in that group on board and it was time to move on. Read More »

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

The Russian leader also said that he would be open to meeting Trump on the side lines of an Arctic summit in Finland in September. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said earlier that his country would "certainly be very happy to have the opportunity to hold such a summit". Read More »

Marine Le Pen calls for an end to Russian Federation sanctions


Le Pen backs the lifting of the European Union's economic sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over its role in the Ukraine conflict - a stance she reiterated on Friday. "Of course I know that the election campaign in France is actively developing", said Putin. "I believe it's a delusion". It's unclear if they have any impact on a broader French audience. Read More »