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How to Watch the PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony for Free How to Watch the PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony for Free
- February 15, 2018

The 2 met at an Olympic venue in PyeongChang on Saturday. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence avoided encountering North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam during a reception dinner ahead of the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday, underscoring chilly relations between Washington and Pyongyang. (more...)
Trump again proposes near-total cut to Great Lakes cleanup funding Trump again proposes near-total cut to Great Lakes cleanup funding
- February 15, 2018

Well, it's time to stand up again. Environmental Protection Agency money for Lake Champlain and other waterways across the country would be eliminated , with a plan to have the EPA "encourage state, tribal and local entities to continue making progress". (more...)
BJP launches 'Vision Document' for Tripura assembly elections 2018 BJP launches 'Vision Document' for Tripura assembly elections 2018
- February 15, 2018

Thanks to the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) which seems determined to end the decades-long regime of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-(M))-led Left Front government in the northeastern state. It has left nine seats for its electoral ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT). Shah also promised to establish one degree College in each constituency of the state. (more...)
Conference on Iraq's reconstruction begins in Kuwait Conference on Iraq's reconstruction begins in Kuwait
- February 15, 2018

Referring to the more than $88 billion in reconstruction expenses, Reuters reported Monday, "About $23 billion will be needed in the short term and more than $65 billion in the medium term, the director-general of Iraq's planning ministry, Qusay Adulfattah, told the conference". (more...)
Damascus warns Israeli military of 'more surprises' on Syrian soil Damascus warns Israeli military of 'more surprises' on Syrian soil
- February 14, 2018

The conflict of nearly seven years has already drawn in several other nations, including the US, Russia and Turkey. Israel's concern is well-founded. As stated in the above, Israel has repeatedly conducted air strikes to thaw Iran's attempts to transfer weapons to Hezbollah. Iran , understandably, wants to be the key outside power player in Syria . (more...)
Proposal to replace SNAP with food delivery program causes concern Proposal to replace SNAP with food delivery program causes concern
- February 14, 2018

He added: 'It maintains the same level of food value as SNAP participants now receive, provides states flexibility in administering the program , and is responsible to the taxpayers'. Opponents to the president's plan believe canned and boxed food is not as healthy as fresh food that can be purchased with food stamps at grocery stores. (more...)
Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was on duty when fatally shot Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was on duty when fatally shot
- February 14, 2018

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson sent out an email to members of the police department, according to the Tribune: "Today, our department suffered a tragedy that it is hard to comprehend". Witnesses to parts of the incident near said they heard gunshots. Within a minute, another officer said he saw the man. "So they took him with shackles and then they put him in the squad". (more...)
Sean Hannity Denies Suggesting That Obama's Portrait Features Secret Sperm Sean Hannity Denies Suggesting That Obama's Portrait Features Secret Sperm
- February 14, 2018

The colors she uses don't have that warm, burnished glow you expect from classic portraiture, and the immediacy of her renderings isn't filtered through the careful staging of power. In Wiley's words, "I am painting women in order to come to terms with the depictions of gender within the context of art history. And instead of the darkness that threatens to engulf Lincoln, Wiley substituted an effusion of plants". (more...)
Ruling Party Votes To Recall South African President Jacob Zuma Ruling Party Votes To Recall South African President Jacob Zuma
- February 14, 2018

The ANC said on Tuesday that he had agreed in principle to step down, but only if he could oversee a transition lasting three to six months, a condition the ANC rejected. Despite the damning decision to order Zuma's "recall" - party speak for "removal from office" - domestic media said the 75-year-old might yet defy the party's wishes. (more...)
Iraq says $4bn needed for new downstream oil investments By Iraq says $4bn needed for new downstream oil investments By
- February 14, 2018

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose government puts the costs of reconstruction at more than $88bn, said Iraq could not rebuild without outside help. In an interview with al-Hurra TV, a US-funded Arabic network, Tillerson said the event in Kuwait was not meant to be a donor conference. "We must continue to clear unexploded remnants of war left behind by ISIS, enable hospitals to reopen, restore water and electricity services, and get boys and girls back in school". (more...)
Court orders restoration of DACA program Court orders restoration of DACA program
- February 14, 2018

The order from federal District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in NY comes as Congress debates legislation that would allow up to 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, known as " Dreamers ", to gain legal status rather than face possible deportation. (more...)
Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack
- February 14, 2018

A United States official said that 100 fighters loyal to President Assad of Syria , many thought to be Russian, died in a failed attempt to storm a base manned by United States special forces and US-backed Arab and Kurdish troops in the Deir ez-Zor region, east the Euphrates River. (more...)
Pelosi won't support budget deal without Dreamer protections Pelosi won't support budget deal without Dreamer protections
- February 12, 2018

House Republicans were reportedly delighted that Pelosi spoke so long, as they believe the more she talks, the more Americans remember why they booted her and her party out of control of Congress in the 2010 midterm election, considered the "Tea Party election". (more...)
Trump blocks release of Democratic memo that rebuts Republican claims Trump blocks release of Democratic memo that rebuts Republican claims
- February 12, 2018

Trump said earlier Friday he planned to release the memo . The House intelligence committee voted unanimously Monday to release the memo, which answers a Republican document released last week. Mr
Mueller took over the investigation from the FBI. The Republican document claims that although the Federal Bureau of Investigation had "clear evidence" that the author of the dossier, former British spy Christopher Steele , was biased against then-candidate Trump, it did not convey ... (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency denies report it was fleeced by mystery Russian Central Intelligence Agency denies report it was fleeced by mystery Russian
- February 12, 2018

The $100,000 was paid in cash in a suitcase in a Berlin hotel room back in September and was supposed to be the first installment of a $1 million payout. An explosive memo declassified by Trump more than a week ago shows that top officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ used an unverified and politically motivated anti-Trump dossier to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page. (more...)
Dow drops by more than 1000 points twice in week Dow drops by more than 1000 points twice in week
- February 12, 2018

Here's what's driving the volatility. The strength of the global economy and corporate earnings are still providing support for stocks. The is the one to watch, and while many strategists targeted rates under 3 percent for this year, they acknowledge the risk is to the upside with yields potentially climbing to 3.25 percent. (more...)
Police shoot man during sword attack on Indonesian church Police shoot man during sword attack on Indonesian church
- February 12, 2018

A video of the incident posted on the social media platform WhatsApp showed the suspect dressed in black standing near the altar with his sword and a bag slung over a shoulder, as others appeared to order him to stand down. Extremists in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country have mounted a series of attacks against Christians and other minorities. In August 2016, a knife-wielding assailant attacked a priest, also during Sunday service, at the St Joseph Catholic church in Medan, ... (more...)
Max Parrot, Mark McMorris win Olympic silver and bronze in snowboard slopestyle Max Parrot, Mark McMorris win Olympic silver and bronze in snowboard slopestyle
- February 12, 2018

But on Sunday, a beaming McMorris stood proudly on the Olympic podium after winning the bronze medal in men's snowboard slopestyle. Canada has won its first two Olympic medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang . Parrot fell in his first two runs but nailed his third to bump McMorris out of the silver medal position with a score of 86.00. McMorris has said this week that there were times during the long recovery that he wondered if he should stop snowboarding, but he couldn't ... (more...)
Russian Plane Carrying 71 People Reportedly Crashes Near Moscow Russian Plane Carrying 71 People Reportedly Crashes Near Moscow
- February 12, 2018

Russian Federation has seen record high snowfall in recent days and visibility was reportedly poor. Following the crash, emergency ministry of Russian Federation said that it was verifying the reports of the crash. Investigators also conducted a search at the airline's main office in Saratov, reports said. Putin ordered establishment of a special commission to investigate the crash, and Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said a criminal investigation had been ... (more...)
Paul Pogba starts for Manchester United at Newcastle United Paul Pogba starts for Manchester United at Newcastle United
- February 12, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side will now turn their attention to cup duties for the remainder of the month, with Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup matches to come before they are next in Premier League action against Arsenal on March 1. "I'm not ideal", Mourinho added . "I had a few laughs over the past week". Earlier in the half Newcastle's debutant goalkeeper Martin Dubravka - on loan from Sparta Prague - had denied Anthony Martial when the Frenchman was released by Nemanja Matic . (more...)
Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify Top ANC Officials Cancel Events as Zuma Exit Talks Intensify
- February 12, 2018

The timing and circumstances of the early exit of Zuma, who is under intense pressure to resign, pose a challenge for the party that was the main anti-apartheid movement during white minority rule and has led South Africa since the first all-race elections in 1994. (more...)
Iran Offers Condolences to Hong Kong on Bus Crash Iran Offers Condolences to Hong Kong on Bus Crash
- February 12, 2018

Footage and images from the scene show the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. vehicle lying on its side while emergency workers rushed to treat injured passengers nearby. 66 injured people were sent to hospitals for treatment, and one man died afterwards. KMB expressed regret over the fatal accident. And last September, a Hong Kong bus driver who had worked 13-hour shifts for several days in a row crashed, killing three. (more...)
Led Coalition Forces Strike 'Syrian Pro-Regime' Forces Led Coalition Forces Strike 'Syrian Pro-Regime' Forces
- February 12, 2018

The Air and artillery strikes from American and coalition forces happened in the eastern part of Syria in the middle of the Euphrates Valley which has for a long time been a non-official boundary for the two warring factions. "We appreciate the Russian Federation's professionalism and regular communication [with its military units deployed to Syria] via the de-confliction line", he noted. (more...)
Indian, British Journalists Arrested in Maldives Indian, British Journalists Arrested in Maldives
- February 12, 2018

China is already the Maldives' primary source of tourists and is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in an airport expansion, housing development and other projects. "We await the convenience" of the government of India, he added. Abdulla Yameen left out key regional power India, which had joined Britain, the United States and the United Nations in calling for the lifting of the emergency and the freeing of two Supreme Court judges , whose ruling against Yameen sparked new ... (more...)
Metro Detroit Weather: WINTER STORM WARNING Metro Detroit Weather: WINTER STORM WARNING
- February 11, 2018

Districts 114, 122, 159, 202, 204, 205, 209-U, 255-U, 30-C, 365, 54,86, 88A, 90, 91, 92 and others closed in the Will County area. Tonight|Variable clouds with snow showers. A sharp decrease in snow amounts will happen north of Saginaw. Take a look at the included map for a full breakdown of the snowfall forecast. Light west southwest wind becoming southwest 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. (more...)

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