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North Indians making Goa another Haryana, says minister

North Indians making Goa another Haryana, says minister The minister said "the heavy influx of north Indian tourists was making it hard for the state to address the issue of garbage". "The people of Goa are disgusted with a few tourists, who come and use Goa as a dumping ground and who create nuisance", Sardesai, who claimed that the media had quoted him out of context, said on Saturday. [Full Article...]

18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash At least 17 men and two women were among those killed, the spokeswoman said. Emergency services and police are working at the scene, coming to the rescue of those trapped inside the bus. Images posted to social media showed serious damage to the bus as wounded passengers lay on the roadside. The city's worst road traffic accident was in 2003, when a double decker bus collided with a truck and ... [Full Article...]

Le Drian Says 'All Indications' Gas Being Used by Syrian Regime

Le Drian Says 'All Indications' Gas Being Used by Syrian Regime The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reports on the war using what it describes as a range of sources on all sides, said the air strikes had killed 229 people in the last four days, the Eastern Ghouta's biggest weekly toll since 2015. [Full Article...]

Turkey Carries Out Air Strikes On Afrin In Syria

Turkey Carries Out Air Strikes On Afrin In Syria The PYD/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of the terrorist group PKK, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA and the European Union alike. Syrian government warplanes have ratcheted up their bombardment of Eastern Ghouta this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds in need of medical care. [Full Article...]

National Weather Advisory issues Winter Weather Advisory beginning Saturday

National Weather Advisory issues Winter Weather Advisory beginning Saturday The precipitation is expected to be light so the potential for any heavy snow , heavy rain or heavy accumulating ice is not expected. That type of snow is hard to shovel, and sometimes can down trees and power lines. So what causes this variability in how much snow an inch of water can produce? Although conditions will stay dry and sunny for the remainder of the day today and the weeken... [Full Article...]

S. Korean unification minister hosts dinner meeting for ranking DPRK delegation

S. Korean unification minister hosts dinner meeting for ranking DPRK delegation Moon hosted the elderly Kim Yong Nam - technically the highest-level Northern official ever to go to the South - and Pyongyang's star representative Kim Yo Jong at the presidential Blue House. Some North Korean experts believe tough United Nations sanctions that are cutting off most of the isolated North's sources of revenue have added pressure on Pyongyang to engage further with Seoul . [Full Article...]

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia targets in Syria Wednesday´s strikes hit at least six different locations in Eastern Ghouta , said the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman. The civilian death toll from the Russian and Syrian government siege included 63 children and 72 women. The report urged Russian Federation, which it identified as the only real mediator between Iran and Israel, to play a more ... [Full Article...]

Shutdown ends as president signs bipartisan budget bill

Shutdown ends as president signs bipartisan budget bill It came after Republican Senator Rand Paul delayed the Senate vote over his objections to the massive budget measure, which lifts spending caps on U.S. The deal suspends a 2011 budget law championed by conservatives that set hard caps on discretionary spending and included an automatic trigger known as "sequester" cuts if Congress attempted to bust those spending caps. [Full Article...]

Senate deal includes $64B for disaster relief efforts

Senate deal includes $64B for disaster relief efforts It becomes the largest aid package passed by the Senate since the hurricanes hit. A bipartisan clutch of lawmakers from disaster-ravaged states, notably Florida senators Marco Rubio, a Republican, and Bill Nelson, a Democrat, have spent months pressing congressional leaders for the passage of the assistance package not just for their Sunshine State constituents but also for the plight of residen... [Full Article...]

Trump speechwriter David Sorensen quits White House following accusations of domestic abuse

Here's a look at what the president has said about various misconduct allegations. "They knew him in a professional setting where apparently he was exceptional". Porter's abrupt departure has raised questions about how long it took Trump's team to act on the accusations. He said Corbett had punched him on several occasions. [Full Article...]

Government shuts down for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Government shuts down for 2nd time in 3 weeks The federal government is headed for its second shutdown in three weeks, as Sen. The move was needed in order to keep the government operating to give lawmakers more time to fully implement the two-year budget pact. The Texas Republican called Paul's actions "grossly irresponsible" and said he would not make concessions to the Kentucky Republican. That additional spending worries some de... [Full Article...]

Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

The California Democrat quoted from the Bible and Pope Francis, as Democrats took turns sitting behind her in support. In the US Senate, where long speeches are more common, the late SC senator Strom Thurmond holds the record after delivering a speech lasting 24 hours and 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act of 1957. [Full Article...]

Pence says NK must give up nukes before talks

Pence says NK must give up nukes before talks Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea. Moon's desire to engage North Korea was in contrast to his USA ally. The three had held a meeting ahead of the ceremony. Her presence overshadowed the nominal head of the delegation, Kim Yong Nam, the aging head of the North Korean Parliament. [Full Article...]

Can Speaker Ryan convince House Republicans to support the budget deal?

Can Speaker Ryan convince House Republicans to support the budget deal? On Wednesday, CNN reported that a two-year deal was reached, with both sides giving just enough to come to a compromise. The deal also extends the federal government's debt ceiling until March 2019, putting off for more than a year the risk of a debt default. [Full Article...]

UK PM says no second Brexit vote

UK PM says no second Brexit vote The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier , this week told Britain that it was time to choose between being in the customs union during the transition period and having tariff-free access to the single market. "A United Kingdom decision to leave the single market and to leave the customs union would make border checks unavoidable". "No transition period is possible if there is no withdrawal agr... [Full Article...]

US Senate passes government funding bill, which moves to the House

US Senate passes government funding bill, which moves to the House The US Congress has moved to end a brief government shutdown on Friday, which happened when the Senate missed a deadline to approve a budget bill and temporary funding measures. Their fate was thrown into limbo last September after Trump rescinded Obama's immigration policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). [Full Article...]

Trump Decides Not to Declassify the Democratic Rebuttal to the FISA Memo

The president has claimed that the GOP memo released last week "totally vindicates" him in the probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 election. "We think this (Democratic memo) will help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the (Republican) memo", Schiff told reporters after Monday's vote . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers

Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers The United States' UN envoy Nikki Haley earlier claimed that the bulk of the money North Korean guest workers earn overseas was used to fund these programs. Matsegora rubbished the news that North Korean workers are forced to work in slavish conditions in his country. Kazakova explained that the North Koreans were free to work in Russian Federation as long as their visas remained valid. [Full Article...]

Opposition boycotts RS over differences with Chairman

Opposition boycotts RS over differences with Chairman On Monday too, the House was adjourned till 2 PM after Samajwadi Party members raised slogans in the well over the alleged encounter killings by the police in Uttar Pradesh. The meeting took place after they joined hands in boycotting the Upper House for the first time in this budget session. That means the House is not being run according to rules and procedures of the Parliament. [Full Article...]

North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the USA delegation to Friday's opening ceremonies, Pence has embarked on a set of symbolic visits created to draw attention to the North's bad human rights record and nuclear aggression. In January 1968, Kim Yo Jong's grandfather, founding North Korean president Kim Il Sung, sent a squad of North Korean commandos to Seoul who tried unsuccessfully to kill the... [Full Article...]


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