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Mary Lou McDonald To Be Confirmed As New Sinn Féin Leader

Mary Lou McDonald To Be Confirmed As New Sinn Féin Leader For Sinn Féin supporters, Mr Adams is an iconic figure who has transformed the party's electoral fortunes to the extent that it has nearly reached parity with the DUP and could find itself as a coalition partner in the Republic. McDonald has ambitious plans to "see Sinn Fein in government north and south". There are people who love or hate Gerry Adams and I think Mary Lou will bring more neutral... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat While many believed that the Indian prime minister and his government will shift course, after the BJP came to power in 2014, from the traditional line that India always took on Palestine, the decision to vote in favour of Palestine at the United Nations and now the visit has infused hope and confidence in Ramallah . [Full Article...]

USA government shuts down for second time

USA government shuts down for second time After signing the plan, President Trump took to Twitter to boast about the military spending increases and exclusion of DACA protections while stating more Republicans were needed in Congress and lamenting the increase in spending on things "we do not like or need". [Full Article...]

Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP

Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP The TDP which is an ally of the BJP had hinted at parting ways after the recent budget, over the Centre's meagre allocation of funds to the state. "A resolution with regard to the final balance amount is being discussed with the government of Andhra Pradesh ", he said. [Full Article...]

Twitterati Condemn Manohar Parrikar's Statement On Girls Drinking Beer

Twitterati Condemn Manohar Parrikar's Statement On Girls Drinking Beer On Wednesday, hours after the Supreme Court quashed 88 leases granted by the state government in 2015, Parrikar had said the Supreme Court should have taken a decision on the 1987 abolition of concession case pending with it before passing judgment on the renewal of leases. [Full Article...]

At least 19 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong

At least 19 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong KMB bus 872 rolled over during the incident on Tai Po Road on Saturday, though the cause of the crash remains unclear. A police spokesman said three women and 15 men were killed in the accident. Deadly accidents are rare on Hong Kong's public transport system, which it promotes as among the best in the world. The accident is one of the worst since 2003, when 21 people were killed as a double... [Full Article...]

Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai Calls Domestic Tourists 'Scum Of The Earth'

Goa Minister Vijai Sardesai Calls Domestic Tourists 'Scum Of The Earth' A small section of 6.5 million tourists who came to Goa have created the biggest nuisance. Sardesai also questioned the state government's proposal to attract 1.25 crore tourists to Goa. Sardesai told The Indian Express that his remarks were in reaction to a bureaucrat who referred to increased garbage because of tourism before his address. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooter's autopsy report released

Las Vegas shooter's autopsy report released The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report. [Full Article...]

Turkish army moves to southeastern Idlib to set sixth observation point

Turkish army moves to southeastern Idlib to set sixth observation point The call was made by the International Crisis Group in a report published Thursday that warned that an even broader war could be one miscalculation away. But the Russians are finding it increasingly hard to balance between Iran and Israel, Zalzberg said. They agreed to hold another three-way summit on Syria with Russia , Turkey and Iran; a source in Erdogan's administration said. [Full Article...]

France wants airstrikes in Syria to end

France wants airstrikes in Syria to end The conflict in Syria is many-sided, with complex battle lines between multiple rebel factions, Islamist groups, government-backed troops and USA and Russian forces. charter and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said. Over 50 civilians, including more than a dozen children, were killed Thursday in Syrian government bombardment on Eastern Ghouta, where some 400,000 people live under... [Full Article...]

Freezing rain forecast in parts of state

Freezing rain forecast in parts of state Sunday - Freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with sleet , mainly before 1 p.m. Confidence in the amount of precipitation is "somewhat low", the meteorologist added. Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 19. North wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Friday is shaping up to be a dry day across most of New Jersey, with highs ranging from the m... [Full Article...]

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon Vice President Mike Pence, in Pyeongchang to lead the US delegation, was not impressed, however. He did not shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did so. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Just Forced Another Government Shutdown - But It May Be Short-Lived

Rand Paul Just Forced Another Government Shutdown - But It May Be Short-Lived Congress and the president acted in time to allow federal employees to get to work on Friday, keeping disruptions to a minimum. The measure does not include anything about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, which protects from deportation numerous almost 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents as children. [Full Article...]

United States calls on Russian Federation to help enforce pause in Syria violence

United States calls on Russian Federation to help enforce pause in Syria violence In 2013, the USA and Russia , Assad's strongest ally, struck an agreement that sought to disarm Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons, which eventually led to the disposal of around 1,200 tons of chemical stockpile. "I hope Russian Federation takes the appropriate step to adopt this text, showing the Council is unified in condemning chemical weapons attacks", U.S. [Full Article...]

Second White House aide resigns over domestic violence allegations

Sorensen denied the allegations to the Post , saying that he was the victim and that he resigned because he didn't want the allegations to be a "distraction". Porter's former wives also said they had told the F.B.I. about being abused - in their cases, more than a year ago. He referred to Porter in one phone call as "bad garbage", according to the advisers, and expressed his frustration wit... [Full Article...]

Pelosi says she's voting "no" on budget deal, talks infrastructure plans

Pelosi says she's voting Others saw the speech as a shrewd bit of politicking created to soften the blow of a budget deal that, again, overlooks Dreamers; with Pelosi on the floor, her aides were part of a team reportedly "lightly encouraging a yes vote" on the spending bill. [Full Article...]

As America Slept, the Government Shut Down and Reopened Again

As America Slept, the Government Shut Down and Reopened Again Trump defended the deal, but said it contained "much waste in order to get Dem votes". The House narrowly passed the budget measure 240-186 early this morning after it was approved by the Senate about two hours after a shutdown took effect. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate Negotiations

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate Negotiations According to a summary, the budget deal also provides $28 billion for Community Development Block Grant funds for housing, infrastructure repairs, economic revitalization and other needs, including $12 billion for mitigation and $15 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to fund mitigation and resiliency projects. [Full Article...]

Mike & Karen Pence Sit While North Korean Athletes Enter Stadium

Mike & Karen Pence Sit While North Korean Athletes Enter Stadium Speaking at his swearing in ceremony past year, Moon said he would be willing to travel to Pyongyang "under the right conditions", adding that "for peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do". North Korea also sent athletes and cheerleaders as part of its 550-member delegation. Moon and Kim Yong Nam planned to return to the Games venue to watch the joint Korean women's i... [Full Article...]

US Senate reaches budget deal

US Senate reaches budget deal Congress is poised to blow past a deadline to avert a government shutdown after Sen. The bipartisan compromise would provide the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. She says it should be "bipartisan, transparent and unifying". The deal would also include disaster aid funding, money to combat opioid abuse, some unspecified infrastructure fund... [Full Article...]


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