January 23, 2018

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Facebook to give ads to Congress in Russian Federation inquiry


Facebook's Colin Stretch, the company's general counsel, said that after an extensive legal and policy review, today his outfit was going to share these ads with congressional investigators. "We do not know what Russiagate is", Peskov said, according to state news agency Itar-Tass, referring to the colloquialism for the scandal about Russia's influence in the USA election and suspicions over contact between Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian officials. Read More »

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign


According to a CNN report , USA investigators wiretapped Manafort under secret court orders, both before and after the presidential election. The emails are part of a trove of materials that special counsel Robert Mueller is digging through and another piece of leverage in his reported attempt to flip Manafort into serving as a witness against Trump. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea president Moon Jae-in meets Thomas Bach

Karin Hulshof, regional director for East Asia and the Pacific at UNICEF, highlighted the urgency of helping North Korean children, saying that the challenges they are facing are "all too real". Because the KN-17 appears to be successful, the official says the USA has assessed that it is likely North Korea will turn back to additional testing of the KN-20 (aka Hwasong 14) intercontinental ballistic missile to see if they can improve its performance. Read More »

President Trump's approval ratings on the rise


Another recent poll from Politico/Morning Consult showed identical approval ratings for Trump, showing strong divisions along party lines. More than 70 percent of Americans support President Donald Trump's deal with Democratic leaders to provide hurricane relief and keep the government open for 90 days, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll . Read More »

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with N. Korea


The official declined to speak on the record because of the sensitivity of the issue. "In case the USA opts for confrontation and war... it will meet a frightful nuclear strike and miserable and final ruin", North Korea said. But with two recently launched North Korean missiles flying over northern Japan, the potential for having to consider a shoot-down without a direct threat remains very real, according to one senior defense official. Read More »

In UN debut, Trump calls for reforms to world body


The front row seats assigned to North Korea were noticeably empty and the only individual sitting in the area was an unidentified man who appeared to be taking notes. Reading carefully from a script, Trump promised the United States military would soon be the strongest it has ever been. "We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we can not allow it to tear up our nation and indeed to tear up the entire world", Trump said . Read More »

Khamenei slams Trump's 'gangster, cowboy' speech

Referring to the United States president's speech at the UN General Assembly, the Iranian foreign minister said Trump's anti-Iran rhetoric proves that "the USA is detached from the realities of the worldwide community". President Trump told reporters this week he had made a decision on what to do about the agreement but would not say what he had decided. The Trump administration has desperately sought a pretext to scrap or weaken the 2015 deal and get rid of the limits the deal imposes on ... Read More »

Nine dead as Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh


He said also referred to the humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh in handling the Rohingya crisis. However, she did not address United Nations accusations of ethnic cleansing by the security forces, drawing a cool worldwide response. Myanmar is comprised of an 88 percent Buddhist religious majority. Britain said this week it had suspended its educational training courses for the Myanmar military due to the violence, amid a mounting diplomatic spat between the countries. Read More »

West Ham captain Noble angry over Bolton treatment of Chicharito


Having lost their opening three league games, West Ham seem to have turned a corner after a win over Huddersfield Town and an away draw at West Bromwich Albion last Saturday. He has had his scan, hopefully he will only be out for a few weeks. "Yes, but I could have", he said slightly unexpectedly. After the match, Bilic was full of praise for Arnautovic who had his best game so far in his brief Hammers career. Read More »

Sean Spicer Appears As Himself At The Emmys

I mean, who did this? "People are reading too much into this", he said. It was indeed surprising that Stephen Colbert would let him roll in for the sake of a "joke" that riffed on the most innocuous of Spicer's many infractions. Melissa McCarthy, who won an Emmy for her bombastic portrayal of Spicer on " Saturday Night Live ", and the man himself never got the chance to "hug it out", according to Spicer. Read More »

Teargas fired at protesters outside Kenya's Supreme Court


Armed police patrolled the entrance to the court and trucks filled with security forces were parked outside the building. Its hasty announcement that Uhuru Kenyatta had won the election over his long-standing rival, Raila Odinga-before it had access to all the official forms recording the results from all 41,000 polling stations, and its subsequent failure to make those forms available to the opposition and the public, particularly after the court ordered it to-seems to have damned it. Read More »

France's Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal


Addressing the General Assembly, Netanyahu, who vehemently opposes the deal with Iran, called Tehran's nuclear ambitions a "dark shadow" and said its rulers "vow to destroy my country". It's not the first time Macron has hit out at French media. At a press conference on Tuesday, Macron told reporters that Trump is his "partner" in the fight against terrorism, which has rocked France in recent years. Read More »

Trump And Seoul Talk 'Rocket Man,' Vowing More Pressure On North Korea


The North conducted its sixth nuclear test on September 3 and was subsequently hit with tough, fresh United Nations sanctions . So far, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he had no plan to ask the U.S. Following North Korea's latest missile launch last week, the Finance Ministry said that close monitoring of the South's financial conditions revealed the market appeared steady and that sudden stock hiccups seem unlikely. Read More »

Dominion Energy crews restore power to South Florida nursing home


In order to pass the checkpoint at Florida City, at least one person in the vehicle has to show proof of residence, either through a photo ID with a local address, or a photo ID and a utility bill or even a rental agreement. Officials in Monroe County opened up USA 1 on Saturday all the way south to Marathon for residents, business owners, disaster workers and supply trucks. Read More »

Wall St. opens slightly higher ahead of Fed meet

US stocks were set to push further into record territory on Tuesday, with futures moving cautiously higher as investors eagerly waited for the Federal Reserve meeting to kick off. The VIX is also called the "fear index ". Heineken NV tumbled 3.5 percent after Mexico's Femsa said it had sold a 5.24 percent stake in the world's second largest brewer for 2.5 billion euros (2.21 billion pounds). Read More »

Trump White House is Center of Confusion on Paris Climate Accord


President Donald Trump announced his intentions to withdraw the US from the agreement in June during a speech in the Rose Garden - though under the terms of the original deal, the USA can not fully withdraw until November 4, 2020. Environment Protection Agency. The account said the US officials in Montreal, "led by White House senior adviser Everett Eissenstat, broached revising USA climate-change goals, two participants said, signaling a compromise that would keep the the table ... Read More »

WA Toys R Us stores remain open despite debt woes


But in a statement sent to various media outlets, chairman and CEO Dave Brandon was optimistic about the future of the chain. "We are confident that these are the right steps to ensure that the iconic Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands live on for many generations", Brandon said . Read More »

Celebrate #ShackWeek with Shake Shack and DoorDash


However, the deal is only for the first 100,000 orders and it lasts from 10:30 11:50 p.m. BurgerFi: The BurgerFi Cheeseburger-a double with angus beef and American cheese that normally costs about $7-is available at the special price of $5 on Monday. Read More »

United Kingdom stats watchdog stands firm in Brexit row with Boris Johnson

Arguing that the the United Kingdom should not pay for access to the single market, he seemed to oppose any possible transition period, as has been put forward by finance minister Philip Hammond . The Leave campaign's most eye-catching pledge during the referendum campaign was a claim that ending Britain's contributions to the European Union would free up an extra £350 million a week that could be spent on the NHS . Read More »

Ryanair to cut 40-50 flights a day to cover holidays


One user said she feared for her wedding, with 30 Ryanair flights booked for her party, while others said that even if their outbound flight was not cancelled, they could not be sure if their inbound flight would be. And a mother said her daughter's 21st birthday in Amsterdam had been ruined because her flight had been cancelled last minute - with hotels and tickets to museums unrefundable. Read More »

Hurricane Maria nears battered Caribbean


The GFS and European model are now agreeing that Maria reaches the Bahamas by the weekend, then makes a north turn staying east of Florida. Hurricane Jose: Jose is still off the east coast, now moving to the north. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center. This past weekend, NY residents, particularly those living in Long Island, were warned from heading to the beach owing to the risk of rip currents, according to Gothamist. Read More »

Special US Senate Election


Moore handily won the August 15 special election with 39 percent of the vote to Strange's 33 percent, but was unable to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff. Now, while they remain on the same side regarding most policy questions, the U.S. Senate race in Alabama has turned them into adversaries. Both Strange and Moore have aligned themselves with Trump, who remains deeply popular in the blood red state. Read More »

Acid attack on United States students 'not terror-related'


More on this as it develops. Four U.S. female tourists were attacked with acid in France's Marseille main train station on Sunday. She spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system. The four women were believed to be bound for Paris when they were attacked, a city that remains on high alert following a number of terror attacks in France in the past few years. Read More »