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Seaplane not damaged but off course just before deadly crash Seaplane not damaged but off course just before deadly crash
- February 01, 2018

The ATSB report found pilot Gareth Morgan deviated from the usual flight path, which he had flown more than 500 times, before veering sharply at low altitude. Police divers helped retrieve nearly all of the wreckage and while the bureau has kept the engine and propeller for further analysis, it was yet to find any problem with the plane. (more...)
Putin sorry for not 'shielding' Russian athletes Putin sorry for not 'shielding' Russian athletes
- February 01, 2018

As many as 42 Russian athletes have challenged in the CAS the decisions taken by the IOC Disciplinary Commission in relation to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia's Sochi. and it is twice as hard when sports get mixed up with events clearly not related to sports, with superficial circumstances, with politics or something else", Putin said. (more...)
Top US health official quits after report reveals she bought tobacco stocks Top US health official quits after report reveals she bought tobacco stocks
- February 01, 2018

Fitzgerald told The Washington Post that she and her husband were required to retain holdings in two limited liability companies from which they could not divest themselves due to legal and contractual obligations. Fitzgerald had made tobacco cessation a top priority even prior to working at the CDC. "Inexplicably, she chose to make matters even worse", he said, referring to the reported tobacco stock purchases. (more...)
DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez
- February 01, 2018

The possibility of a retrial had threatened to disrupt Menendez's 2018 reelection campaign. Even if he had been convicted and forced to step down, the seat would likely have remained in Democratic hands because it would be filled by New Jersey's new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy. (more...)
Police Arrest 7-Year-Old Boy for Allegedly Punching Teacher Police Arrest 7-Year-Old Boy for Allegedly Punching Teacher
- February 01, 2018

The report says the boy was told repeatedly by his female teacher that "if he was to continue to play with [his food] instead of eating it, to throw it away". But the mother disagreed, telling officials nothing was wrong with her son. "He does not have a mental disorder", Álvarez said. The teacher later said her "back was hurting" and she "wanted to press charges", according to the report. (more...)
Do You Live in Ireland? Talk to Us About the Abortion Referendum
- January 31, 2018

Tánaiste Simon Coveney, meanwhile, took a different view. Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland , said: "We are heartened at today's government backing for legislation framed around a 12-week "on request" model for abortion access, with later gestational limits in specific circumstances". (more...)
Fugitive Catalan chief seeks parliament protection for vote Fugitive Catalan chief seeks parliament protection for vote
- January 31, 2018

The Spanish Supreme Court said it would not re-activate a European Arrest Warrant for the leader, however, has withdrawn it in December to prevent the Belgian government granting Puigdemont asylum. The court's judges said the session would be suspended unless Puigdemont attended parliament with prior judicial authorisation. The positive reaction to the postponement appears to extend across many Catalonian parties. (more...)
City's Sane has ligament injury, no date yet for return City's Sane has ligament injury, no date yet for return
- January 31, 2018

For players to try and make the game more easy on the eye and do creative things, only to be taken out by the opposition isn't something anyone wants, and Guardiola will certainly be hoping that his words are taken into account. He said, "All the managers complain about a lot of games, no recoveries, injuries". "Can we do anything about it?" "The business show must go on". (more...)
Israeli, PA ministers meet for first time since US Jerusalem recognition Israeli, PA ministers meet for first time since US Jerusalem recognition
- January 31, 2018

Hilary DuBose, country representative to the Palestinian territories for the US bishops' Catholic Relief Services, said her agency is "deeply concerned about the impact such a dramatic cut in aid will have". He said his vision of a peace agreement would give the Palestinians "all the powers to govern themselves, but none of the powers to threaten us". (more...)
Saudi Arabia Says Settlement In Anti-Corruption Crackdown Valued At $106 Bn Saudi Arabia Says Settlement In Anti-Corruption Crackdown Valued At $106 Bn
- January 31, 2018

Renowned Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal gave up most of his fortune, including his shares in Saudi Kingdom Holding, in return for his freedom, US Forbes magazine reported. The Ritz Carlton has been cleared of all detainees, but the attorney general didn't specify where the remaining detainees are being held. The Saudi Arabian central bank's foreign reserves rose in December for a third consecutive month, a sign that higher oil prices may be easing pressure on the ... (more...)
NATO's Afghan mission backtracks after classifying Taliban data NATO's Afghan mission backtracks after classifying Taliban data
- January 31, 2018

Sopko said people would jump to the conclusion that information was being withheld because progress was not being made, which may not be the case. The acknowledgment came after the U.S. The Afghan government on Tuesday hardened its stance against the Taliban, vowing to intensify its military campaign against the militants in a bid to bring lasting peace to the country. (more...)
Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors Criticism of Syrian offensive: Turkey detains 11 top doctors
- January 31, 2018

He said USA forces do not operate with Kurdish allies in the Syria border area now under military assault by the Turks. He also said that three archaeological reserves housed in the mountain of Samaan, in the vicinity of Afrin, are at risk of being damaged by the Turkish onslaught. (more...)
Russian Federation will try to influence USA midterm elections — Central Intelligence Agency Russian Federation will try to influence USA midterm elections — Central Intelligence Agency
- January 31, 2018

He said that Russian intelligence agencies have continued in their attempts at subversion in Europe and the USA, according to the BBC . Those remarks echo what Pompeo said in October when he indicated that outside interference remains a threat to the midterm elections and the next presidential election, in 2020. (more...)
Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace: military source Yemen separatists surround Aden presidential palace: military source
- January 31, 2018

The separatists - who want the return of the independent South Yemen that existed before 1990 - supported Hadi´s forces against the Shiite rebels, but tensions between them have risen in recent months. The fighting further intensified in 2015, when clashes broke out between Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's government forces and Saleh loyalist forces. (more...)
NY Times: Melania was blindsided by report of payment to porn star NY Times: Melania was blindsided by report of payment to porn star
- January 31, 2018

And Melania, who has kept a low profile since claims of her husband's affair with a porn star re-emerged, also stayed away from guests at a fundraiser there. Here's what you need to know about the State of the Union . After skipping the Davos forum, she visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., before heading to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday. (more...)
Australia Aims to Break Into Top 10 of Global Defense Exporters Australia Aims to Break Into Top 10 of Global Defense Exporters
- January 30, 2018

Australia exports about $2 billion worth of mostly high-tech defence equipment - including electronics, surveillance and tracking systems, and military software - each year. "Given the size of our defence budget, we should be a lot higher up the scale", Mr Turnbull told reporters at a press conference on Monday, with Australian-made armoured vehicles in the background. (more...)
United Kingdom ministers pledge business as usual with European Union during Brexit transition
- January 30, 2018

He underlined that Britain would, however, be free during the bridging period to negotiate new trade deals with the wider world, which it is barred from doing while it is an European Union member. He added that this "would not solve" numerous problems but would only "create new uncertainty about when we will leave". When asked if he thought the Prime Minister was "in a good position" regarding Brexit talks, Mr Trump replied: 'Would it be the way I negotiate? " The time limited period ... (more...)
Trump hints he'd be open to remaining in Paris local weather pact
- January 30, 2018

The suggestion the climate is dominated by cooling and heating cycles and that the term "climate change" was adopted to replace "global warming" to hide that warming was not happening as fast as previously thought are common "climate sceptic" tropes. (more...)
Here's What Bruno Mars Sang That the Grammys Censored Here's What Bruno Mars Sang That the Grammys Censored
- January 30, 2018

Singer Lorde's Melodrama was also nominated for album of the year . Latin global dance hit " Despacito " also failed to take home a Grammy despite smashing sales records past year. But past the midway point, before announcing a performance by Kesha, Janelle Monae took the moment to wave the flag of sisterhood. Alessia Cara, who rose from making YouTube videos in her bedroom to becoming a socially conscious pop singer, won the closely watched award of Best New Artist . (more...)
Fighter SU-27 Intercepts US Spy Plane near Russian Border Fighter SU-27 Intercepts US Spy Plane near Russian Border
- January 30, 2018

Navy had changed its course to move away from the border, the Su-27 returned to its base", the ministry was quoted as saying. A Russian Su-27 came within 5 feet and crossed directly in front of a U.S. "It's a policy we must presume the Russian defense establishment is acting concertedly and aggressively to pursue". "The Russian military is within its right to operate within worldwide airspace, but they must behave within global standards set to ensure safety and prevent incidents", Kunze ... (more...)
Andrew McCabe Steps Down at Federal Bureau of Investigation in Widely Expected Move Andrew McCabe Steps Down at Federal Bureau of Investigation in Widely Expected Move
- January 30, 2018

Pres. Donald Trump has been pressuring McCabe to quit for some time. McCabe in May 2017. Trump tweeted in December: "How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey , of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife's campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?" The Republican president also blasted McCabe for his wife, Jill McCabe, who had previously run as a ... (more...)
Trump blasts European Union trade policies, hints at retaliation Trump blasts European Union trade policies, hints at retaliation
- January 30, 2018

But the European Union has been very, very unfair to the United States. "We can not get our product in. It's very, very tough, and yet they send their product to us - no taxes, very little taxes". The spokesman said: "For us trade policy is not a zero sum game. We believe that trade can be and should be winwin", spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. (more...)
Off-Duty Philly Cop Shoots Driver Trying to Run Over Pedestrians Off-Duty Philly Cop Shoots Driver Trying to Run Over Pedestrians
- January 30, 2018

One pedestrian was injured in the incident and taken to a hospital in critical condition, CBS Philadelphia reported . Kinebrew told 6ABC that the suspect "was apparently attempting to run people over". Another driver had blocked the path of the suspect's vehicle, and the off-duty officer approached and struggled with him. Paramedics transported the pedestrian to a hospital. (more...)
Snow-covered roads, reduced visibility for your morning commute Snow-covered roads, reduced visibility for your morning commute
- January 30, 2018

After some relief in the weather department last week, it looks like Old Man Winter is back. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.$$. Tuesday's chance of precipitation is 40 percent, with new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible, mainly before 10 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times Tuesday morning . (more...)
PM to Putin: We will stop Iranian entrenchment in Lebanon, Syria PM to Putin: We will stop Iranian entrenchment in Lebanon, Syria
- January 30, 2018

Netanyahu's comments on Lebanon come as Israel is launching a diplomatic campaign warning that it will not tolerate precision missiles manufactured in Lebanon. "As you know, in our country, there were many victims in nearly every family". One of the most famous acts of resistance by Jews to the Nazis during the Holocaust, the Sobibor Uprising got off the ground after the arrival to the Sobibor death camp in northeastern Poland of several Red Army veterans with combat experience. (more...)

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