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Missouri GOP suggests George Soros is behind indictment of governor Missouri GOP suggests George Soros is behind indictment of governor
- February 24, 2018

This scandal and the felony charge transcend partisanship. We look forward to a quick resolution of this issue. "As the details of the investigation continue to unfold, House Leadership is in the process of examining the facts of the indictment and will determine the next steps from this point", Andrews said. (more...)
Haiti suspends Oxfam GB amid sexual misconduct probe Haiti suspends Oxfam GB amid sexual misconduct probe
- February 24, 2018

The embattled aid organisation released a report earlier this month detailing its internal probe of allegations that its workers had used prostitutes and sexually harassed staff in Haiti after an quake rocked the impoverished country in 2010. (more...)
New charges filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates New charges filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates
- February 24, 2018

Gates' abrupt guilty plea and his promise to cooperate with Mueller's investigation nearly certainly intensifies the legal pressure on Manafort , who participated in some of the episodes that have drawn the attention of the special counsel's investigators, including a 2016 meeting between Trump's son Donald Trump , Jr. (more...)
Chicago Father Charged With Murder in 'Near Decapitation' of Toddler Son Chicago Father Charged With Murder in 'Near Decapitation' of Toddler Son
- February 24, 2018

Ortiz allegedly told investigators meant to go to Mexico, Deenihan said. Authorities said they found the child with his throat cut and unresponsive at around 1:55 p.m.at an apartment on South Avers Avenue. They're police officers and they have families, of course it affects them'. During a press conference, officials said Ortiz was frustrated because he couldn't sleep and the child was running around. (more...)
Maldives presidential election in September Maldives presidential election in September
- February 24, 2018

The prosecutor general, Aishath Bisham, had told police in a letter the state of emergency was unconstitutional, two senior officials of the Prosecutor General's office told Reuters. Despite criticism from the worldwide community, legislators from Yameen's party on Tuesday controversially approved a 30-day extension of emergency rule. (more...)
Turkey unveils footage of own forces attacking convoy in Afrin Turkey unveils footage of own forces attacking convoy in Afrin
- February 24, 2018

No more details were made public but the entry of Syrian forces to the Kurdish-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo seems to be part of a deal between the Kurdish forces and the Syrian army. In January 2018, the Turkish military began an operation in the Kurdish-majority Afrin Canton and the Tel Rifaat Area of Shahba Canton in Northern Syria . (more...)
White House locked down after vehicle with TN license plate strikes barrier White House locked down after vehicle with TN license plate strikes barrier
- February 24, 2018

No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says . They added that the Secret Service knew of the woman beforehand. Television footage showed a White van or SUV with Tennessee license plates stopped at barricade along 17th Street with its rear window shattered. (more...)
Vonn leads, Shiffrin in mix after downhill leg of combined Vonn leads, Shiffrin in mix after downhill leg of combined
- February 24, 2018

Swiss racers went 1-3, Michelle Gisin winning gold, Wendy Holdener bronze. "I am not going to stop ski racing until I break it", Vonn said . And another medal for the Gisin household. Vonn finishes the 2018 games with a single bronze medal, in women's downhill. "She can ski for another 10 years and have a lot more medals and a lot more World Cups. (more...)
Stop the threats or we quit nuclear deal, Iran tells Trump Stop the threats or we quit nuclear deal, Iran tells Trump
- February 24, 2018

Holding a rectangular chunk of dark green metal, which he called a part of the drone, Netanyahu said, "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself". The IAEA, which is tasked with monitoring Iran's nuclear activities, has repeatedly verified Tehran's full commitment to its side of the bargain. But Iran has been playing the game since the nuclear deal was agreed to in July 2015. (more...)
Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police
- February 24, 2018

Police have interviewed some of McArthur's past known associates, but Idsinga said there is no reason to believe that the investigation now involves a hunt for other suspects. In 2017, the disappearances of Kinsman and Esen drew fresh outcry from the community. There are also "two or three" other properties linked to McArthur that Idsinga said he's "interested" in. (more...)
Trump warns of 'very rough' sanctions on NKorea Trump warns of 'very rough' sanctions on NKorea
- February 24, 2018

The new U.S. measures include a worldwide shipping advisory to alert other governments and companies about the ruses the North Korean regime uses to disguise its identity when buying and selling materials, including false flags and painting over the names of ships. (more...)
Trump calls for 'arming' teachers Trump calls for 'arming' teachers
- February 24, 2018

Teachers' union responds . American Federation of Teachers chief Randi Weingarten said union members aren't interested in Trump's proposal. U.S. President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter future mass shootings as he held an emotional meeting Wednesday at the White House with survivors of the gun rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school. (more...)
USA embassy will move to Jerusalem in May, State Department says USA embassy will move to Jerusalem in May, State Department says
- February 24, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence previously said the embassy would open by the end of 2019, though Tillerson suggested a move could take several years. He had been promising to do so since he was on the campaign trail. It will come under USA control in the next few years under a previous arrangement, officials said. "The hardest deal to make of any kind is between the Israelis and Palestinians", Mr Trump told reporters Friday at the White House. (more...)
After losing to USA, Canadian hockey player refuses to wear silver medal After losing to USA, Canadian hockey player refuses to wear silver medal
- February 24, 2018

It's like a dream. "Who knows? If we keep fighting like this we have nothing to lose". Unlike the Canadian and world curling championships where the Page playoff format gives the top two seeds the opportunity at a second life after the round robin - put plainly, two routes to the title game - Olympic gold requires winning a semi-final. (more...)
Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave 400 Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave 400
- February 24, 2018

She said Germany's foreign minister planned to talk directly with his Russian counterpart and called for other European Union states to also do what they can. Russia's United Nations envoy Vassily Nebenzia distributed a list of proposed amendments that his country would like made in order to allow the resolution to pass. (more...)
389 kilos of cocaine found in Russia's Argentina embassy 389 kilos of cocaine found in Russia's Argentina embassy
- February 24, 2018

Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Thursday that 860 pounds (389 kilograms) of the drug were hidden inside diplomatic luggage. The Russian ambassador to Argentina, Víktor Koronelli, and three members of Russia's Federal Security Service alerted. (more...)
Donald Trump aligns with NRA in backing armed teachers to stop 'sickos' Donald Trump aligns with NRA in backing armed teachers to stop 'sickos'
- February 23, 2018

President Donald Trump says he's speaking with members of Congress about making schools safer following last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school . Mr Trump listened to stories from about 40 students, teachers and families from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Wednesday's event at the White House in Washington DC. (more...)
PSL-3: Glitzy opening ceremony underway at Dubai International Cricket Stadium PSL-3: Glitzy opening ceremony underway at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- February 23, 2018

Darren Sammy's Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to become the first side to defend their crown. In previous PSL editions held in 2016 and 2017, Peshawar Zalmi played 21 T20s - the highest number of matches among all teams - and out of which they won 12 while lost 8, recording their winning percentage of 60%. (more...)
Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol
- February 23, 2018

He was also invited to be part of Graham's evangelical association where he served for 31 years before starting the Leighton Ford Ministries. Wilcox has dozens of pictures of himself and Graham in his Asheville office, including a picture of Wilcox, Wilson and Graham playing a game of pool. (more...)
'SHS' school threat: Hoax message prompts concerns in Alabama, around country 'SHS' school threat: Hoax message prompts concerns in Alabama, around country
- February 23, 2018

Many police departments across the US have acknowledged the "Ray Andres" threat and deemed it to be a hoax. She said Springfield police have been in touch with police in other communities responding to the same social media posts. Police declined to say which Salinas middle school the boy attends. As always, please remember, If you see something, say something. The boy was arrested, and police determined that the threat was a hoax. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to construct opera house in Riyadh Saudi Arabia to construct opera house in Riyadh
- February 23, 2018

It says it wants to capture up to a quarter of the $20 billion now spent overseas by Saudis seeking entertainment abroad, lifting a ban on cinemas and putting on shows by Western artists. Al Khatib also said the kingdom plans to invest $64 billion in entertainment in the next 10 years, explaining that the funds will be provided by both the government and private sector. (more...)
PHL slips 10 notches in 2017 corruption perception index PHL slips 10 notches in 2017 corruption perception index
- February 23, 2018

The index covers 180 countries and territories on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), says the TI study released globally . Transparency International described results in the Asia Pacific region as having "high variance in public sector corruption ". (more...)
UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan
- February 23, 2018

After extensive analysis, the powder was later deemed to be harmless. The threat was taken very seriously, with experts rushed in to examine the substance. "Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package". That substance was also found to be harmless. (more...)
Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive' Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'
- February 23, 2018

While he accused Israel of shunning negotiations with Palestinians and ignoring United Nations resolutions, he also criticised Washington saying it was creating a deadlock for the peace process by its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (more...)
Sports Arbitration Court Cancels Doping Hearing for Russian Curler Sports Arbitration Court Cancels Doping Hearing for Russian Curler
- February 23, 2018

The Russian Olympic delegation in PyeongChang has launched an investigation into the case and said on Tuesday that it could not explain how meldonium had made its way into Krushelnitsky's body. Before coming to South Korea for the Olympics, the Russian curlers trained in Japan. They had hoped a clean slate at Pyeongchang would help reclaim their Olympic status. (more...)

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