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Clock Ticks Down to Possible US Government Shutdown

Since then, however, the president has engaged in a series of spats with Congress. Trump and conservatives in Congress have used the Dreamer fight to try and win tough new immigration controls, including the president's promised border wall. [Full Article...]

Pakistan lodges strong protest with India over ceasefire violations

Pakistan lodges strong protest with India over ceasefire violations Indian troops started "indiscriminate and unprovoked firing with heavy mortars and automatic weapons since last [Wednesday] night on the civilian populated villages in Sialkot", Faisal said. In today's meeting, Foreign Office's South Asia Director General Dr Faisal handed over a protest letter to the Indian deputy high commissioner. India frequently accuses Pakistan of sending fighters across th... [Full Article...]

North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties. While many have welcomed the reduction in tensions on a Peninsula which past year appeared to be barreling towards war, some in Seoul and Washington have questioned whether South Korea is giving up too much... [Full Article...]

House GOP leaders push short-term funding plan as deadline nears

House GOP leaders push short-term funding plan as deadline nears Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., among the half-dozen senators who wrote the bipartisan proposal, said they were still working to build support for their plan. President Donald Trump on Monday once again charged that Democrats in Congress were trying to force a government shutdown later this week by refusing to negotiate an acceptable budget deal for the military, and by not b... [Full Article...]

Pope marries flight attendants in mid-air wedding

Pope marries flight attendants in mid-air wedding A video of the shell-shocked and excited couple emerged of them telling journalists how the story unfolded . Pope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander. "It was a Saturday". He asked the couple: "Do you want me to marry you?" LATAM chairman Don Ignacio Cueto was called as a witness. It is not easy. [Full Article...]

UN Agency: Aid for Millions Caught in US-Palestinian Row

UN Agency: Aid for Millions Caught in US-Palestinian Row A day after the USA cut US$65 million of its annual aid for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, known as UNRWA, Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, said UNRWA was "the last lifebuoy" for many Palestinians. The United States had made clear to UNRWA that the $45 million was a pledge aimed at helping the agency with "forecasting", but it was not a guarantee, Nauert told... [Full Article...]

IN TWEETS: People don't believe Trump's official reported weight

IN TWEETS: People don't believe Trump's official reported weight Bush's second term and was kept on by both the Obama and Trump administrations. Jackson said 12 other doctors consulted on the physical, which lasted more than three hours. Asked whether Trump has heart disease , Jackson said he did not. Dr Jackson said the firebrand Republican, who weighs 17 stone, needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year and prescribed a diet low in fat and car... [Full Article...]

De Lille left high and dry by city council drought vote

De Lille left high and dry by city council drought vote The city has ramped up pressure management to drive down consumption - timing to stretch our water supply past the winter rainy season". On Thursday‚ De Lille said the city may backtrack on the proposal and instead introduce higher water tariffs - at a punitive level for residents who don't comply with water restrictions. [Full Article...]

Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8 Police in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said a 65-year-old man died trying to secure his roof, and a 34-year-old man was killed by a falling tree during treacherous conditions. Across the border in the Netherlands , a man was killed by a falling tree branch in the eastern Dutch town of Olst, while another was killed when a falling tree hit the vehicle he was driving near the German border,... [Full Article...]

Deadly 'Friederike' storm hits northern Europe

Deadly 'Friederike' storm hits northern Europe Nine people, including two firefighters, were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe , snapping air and train links. Photographs showed people waiting at Dutch train stations Thursday as rail services were also canceled. [Full Article...]

House Republicans Scramble To Avoid Government Shutdown

House Republicans Scramble To Avoid Government Shutdown Mark Meadows , R-N.C., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, announced his support for the legislation after securing promises from GOP leaders on conservative-backed measures involving immigration and the military. Another option is the Senate could stall for time . " We sincerely hope that cooler heads will prevail ", Ryan said. Also imaginable: lawmakers working over the weekend with a shu... [Full Article...]

Parents Of 13 Children Held Captive Arrested As Horrific Details Emerge

Parents Of 13 Children Held Captive Arrested As Horrific Details Emerge David Turpin was separately charged with a lewd act on a child under 14 by force or fear. If convicted on all of the charges, they face between 94 years to life in prison, District Attorney Michael Hestrin said. However, when law enforcement officers spoke with Louise Turpin , the kids' mother, Fellows said she seemed "perplexed as to why we were at that residence". [Full Article...]

Californian shackled siblings' parents charged with torture, sexual abuse

Californian shackled siblings' parents charged with torture, sexual abuse David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, were charged with multiple counts of torture , child abuse, dependent adult abuse and false imprisonment. Milligan said she was checking out Christmas decorations on nearby homes when she saw the older Turpin children putting up a Nativity scene outside their house and complimented their decorations. [Full Article...]

Russia: Vancouver meeting is aggravating situation around North Korea

Russia: Vancouver meeting is aggravating situation around North Korea At a two-day summit in Vancouver, Canada, Mr Johnson said while it was "great" Kim's regime is offering to carry out a truce during the Winter Olympics hosted by South Korea, nations should be vigilant. In late December, the U.S. spearheaded the passage of a UN Security Council Resolution that levied the toughest restrictions on North Korea to date, banning exports of industrial equipment, machine... [Full Article...]

'Worst thing' about shutdown would be effect on military

One thing nearly everyone agrees on is that the military will suffer the most from yet another stopgap budget, one that would only cover a 4-week period. Already, it was unclear whether the House Republicans would get enough votes to pass the measure in that chamber on Thursday morning. Making a reference to Democratic plans to boycott the bill because it does not include a provision to save t... [Full Article...]

Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.25

The company has market cap of $1.17 billion. ( NYSE BKD ) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $9.09. About 995,589 shares traded. (NYSE:BKD) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The relative volume of the stock is 3.24, while its market cap is $1.72 Billion. [Full Article...]

Ax-Wielding Teen Injures Seven At Siberian School

Ax-Wielding Teen Injures Seven At Siberian School The attack on the morning of January 19 took place in Sosnovy Bor - a village where a garrison for Russian airborne troops is located in the Buryatia region, about 20 kilometers east of Ulan-Ude. "He was detained and is now in the hospital, as he attempted suicide", she said. The incident just outside the historic city of Ulan-Ude in Siberia, is the second reported school attack in the count... [Full Article...]

Shenzhen to host WTA Finals until 2028

Shenzhen to host WTA Finals until 2028 Attendance has been a concern at ATP and WTA events in China in recent years, particularly at new tournaments in cities such as Wuhan and Tianjin, but Simon believes the WTA Finals will attract a sizable audience in a major metropolitan region like the Pearl River Delta. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Israel-India guided missile deal back on track

Netanyahu: Israel-India guided missile deal back on track He is only the second Israeli PM to visit India, after Ariel Sharon's visit in 2003. Isaacson, a frequent visitor to India for the last 25 years, addressed a conference on the U.S. "We have a clear message coming down from both leaders that they want to bring our countries closer together", said Anju Kumar, deputy ambassador from India to Israel. [Full Article...]

Nassar to hear from more victims in hearing's 4th day

Nassar to hear from more victims in hearing's 4th day In reality, Nassar is seated where he is so the victims can look him in the eye instead of turning around to address him. Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in Olympic history, added her own name to the those who have accused Lawrence Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics, of sexual abuse, on January 15, 2018. [Full Article...]


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