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NSA Used Twitter To Send Coded Messages To Russian Contact

American spies delivered a suitcase with $100,000 in cash a year ago to a murky Russian operative in exchange for unverified information on President Donald Trump , the New York Times reported on Friday, Feb. But the choice of venue for showin...

Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal

The agreement also includes disaster aid to respond to recent natural disasters. - Significantly increases spending for non-defense programs by $131 billion over the current and coming fiscal year. The bill also provides funding for the children he...

Treasury Yields Slip As Stocks Stutter In Choppy Trading — BOND REPORT

The surge in Treasury yields pushed the VIX's bond-market cousin to its highest since April. In the U.S., recent economic data, including Friday's wage growth and inflation , has been positive. But there's a point where the "signal" leaves the abs...

Sword Attack at Indonesian Church Leaves 6 Injured

A man armed with a sword has attacked a church congregation in Indonesia, injuring at least four people before being shot by police, Press TV reported. People in the church were pursued by the assailant while they were running out through the door. ...

Plane crashes in Russian Federation, authorities believe no one survived

Authorities have started questioning Saratov Airlines employees and the Domodedovo Airport workers who prepared the plane for flight, Petrenko said. Tass said the plane entered service in 2010 for a different airline, but was held out of service fo...

Zuma's future in Ramaphosa's hands

Ramaphosa and members of the ANC's "Top Six" most powerful officials had been due to visit Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and supporters at various events in Cape Town. "This year we are called upon, all of us, to look at where we have come from an...

'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

South Korean officials said Moon had been invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday. The North and South held summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and ...

Stability in Maldives is in India and China's 'common interest', says Beijing

The standoff previous year in Doklam and Beijing's opposition to declaring Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations have been major irritants in bilateral ties. On Monday, former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Ga...

Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti chaired a high-level security meeting in Jammu . "The DGP has apprised him of the situation.The MHA is closely monitoring the situation", the tweet said. They are increasing. If not st...

What will happen to Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space?

Enter Elon Musk , the eccentric billionaire behind Tesla and, of course, SpaceX . A "Starman" at the wheel. Musk said the auto and driver could be in their "hyperbolic orbit" for a billion years. "You can tell it's real because it looks so fake...

Principles above alliance says TDP while protesting against BJP

The Friday session followed a brief discussion between the two parties in Delhi, in which Rajya Sabha MP Sujana Choudary convinced Centre to fulfill all the demands of state - Railway Zone, funds for Polavaram project, Steel Plant in Kadapa and finan...

Carlos Cordeiro elected new president of US Soccer Federation

That failure sparked numerous demands for change in the USSF, leading us to today and the very contentious election process between a huge and diverse field of candidates. He was previously vice president of the federation, which governs the sport in...

UN Chief Meets North Korean President at Olympics, Stresses Need for Dialogue

Pence stayed long enough to shake hands with the other leaders present, but pointedly did not acknowledge Kim (Abe, on the other hand, reportedly shook hands with the North Korean official and brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs i...

Duterte orders halt to purchases of US arms, Canadian helicopters

But those claims were undercut by Philippines Brigadier-General Restituto Padilla, military chief of plans, who told journalists in Manila the aircraft "will be used for the military's internal security operations". Duterte, meanwhile, said he did no...

Philippines to issue 'total ban' on OFW deployment to Kuwait on Monday

According to Duterte, his plans to visit Kuwait stemmed from his meeting with the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh Wednesday. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, vice chair of the Senate labor committee, also expressed support for...

Israeli Jet Downed During Attack On Syria After Drone Intercepted, Says Israel

Israel staged retaliatory air raids on Syrian army positions in June, following an attack from Syria , and in September downed a Syrian fighter jet as it tried to cross the Golan ceasefire line. "The IDF sees the Iranian attack and the Syrian respo...

18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash

Local media reports quoted passengers as saying the crowded vehicle tipped over after it had been traveling too fast. The bus was on its way from Sha Tin racecourse to Tai Po Centre when it flipped onto its side while attempting to turn.

Winter Olympics: Sweden's Kalla takes first gold, Bjoergen makes history

Two more would tie her with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen as the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time while claiming three medals in South Korea would result in Bjørgen returning to Norway as the greatest athlete to ever compete in t...

Heading home, Pence asserts unity on pressuring North Korea

Tuning out all the politics will be impossible. Organizing committee spokeswoman Nancy Park said the defense ministry and a cybersecurity team were investigating the outage that occurred Friday night. The first end was the first time the Hamilt...

Don't want another flashpoint, in talks with India, says China

China has warned against outside powers meddling in the affairs of the tiny archipelago and rejected Nasheed's criticism of its economic involvement on Thursday. According to Nasheed, 80 per cent of that debt is owed to China. Maldives" High Comm...

WhatsApp Payments being tested in India, expected to come soon

The UPI-based payment feature will further facilitate cashless transactions which the Indian government is actively promoting. Select iOS and Android users in India are getting the invite to try-out this peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service.

CCI imposes Rs 136 cr fine on Google

It pointed out that an "undue intervention" in Google's search design placed the company's commercial flight search function prominently on the search results page, and that this "disproportionate real estate" allocated to its own services put rivals...

Senior Oxfam staff took part in "Caligula-style" orgy

Senior aid workers at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 quake which left at least 220,000 dead, it has been claimed. The charity denies this, and says it disclosed sexual misconduct to the charities regulator. The sc...

Last 2 Members of Daesh 'Beatles' Execution Cell Captured in Syria

Mohammed Emwazi , the gang's leader - better known as " Jihadi John " - died in a 2015 air strike. The 27-year-old went on to appear in numerous other clips, including those which showed the execution of British aid workers Alan Henning and David H...

PM Modi Jordan, Jordan King Abdullah II agree to boost bilateral ties

The King, meanwhile, described the meeting as the beginning of a new chapter in the bilateral ties. "A warm hug between friends reflecting our relationship!" After the Congress' controversial description of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as ...

Turkey bombs US-backed militants in northern Syria

We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. At least 1,028 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's " Operation Olive Branch " in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish General Staff s...

Authorities say multiple officers shot south of Atlanta

Price said Maddox and his wife were the parents of one child and were expecting another. Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said gunfire broke out as the officers were serving an arrest warrant around 11 a.m.at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 mil...

Egyptian police foil terrorist attack, kill three

Earlier Friday, Egypt launched a major anti-terror operation to uproot terrorists in areas in Sinai , the Delta and the Western Desert, and the border cities. The campaign involves the air force, navy and army as well as police, he said. Most of...

In Breakthrough, Scientists Grow Human Eggs to Maturity

But the approach has drawbacks. The University of Edinburgh says: "Conventionally, cancer patients can have a piece of ovary removed before treatment, but re-implanting this tissue can risk reintroducing cancer". The final stage of maturity i...

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia awarded 5 years imprisonment

In his reply Haq did not specifically mention Bangladesh , but said, "All peacekeepers are vetted to make sure that they have not engaged in any practices that involve violation of the human rights and we go through that on a country-by-country basi...

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Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Mr Khamenei made five demands to European countries, warning unless they were met Iran would resume its enrichment of uranium. The meeting between Iran, Britain, France, Germany,...

Congress threatens to block deal between White House and China on ZTE

The Commerce Department last month had blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading USA regulators, after it had settled cha...

US Warns Syria Of "Firm" Measures For Ceasefire Violations

The U.S. and Israel are growing increasingly concerned about Iranian military activities in Syria in support of Assad. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the attack. O...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

After rain and wind blew through Hubballi, the entire roof of a building in Udyama Nagara there which houses Venkateshwara Steels and George Oakes, flew away. Salalah and the surro...

Putin reveals when he will step down as Russian Federation president

Mr Macron has been openly critical of Moscow's unwavering support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, whom he has repeatedly shielded at the UN Security Council by thwarting attem...

Tamil Nadu violence: CPI demands resignation of CM K Palaniswami

The Labour Party in Britain wants Vedanta Resources Plc.to be de-listed from the London Stock Exchange after 13 people died while protesting against Sterlite Copper's smelt...

Michael Cohen Got $500,000 After Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Oligarch

Vekselberg is Columbus Nova's biggest client. Intrater told the Times that Vekselberg had no role in the decision to hire Cohen. A representative for Vekselberg also did not resp...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect in custody

Students and parents said Seaman, a science teacher who also coaches football and track, helped stop the shooter, who pulled out a gun and opened fire while a seventh-grade cla...

Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

The letter said these experiences with the people they serve left the priests with the firm conviction of the wonder of human life that begins at conception. Abortion is an issue ...

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Heavy Bombers Circle the Island

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in January that he hoped "all African countries can appear in the family portrait of China-Africa cooperation, without anyone miss...

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Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

The Late Late Show, as well as the Irish Times, conducted exit polls - that's where they stop voters on the way out of the polling station and ask them how they voted - on the is...

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

According to Peel Regional Police, two suspects detonated the device and fled the scene. Three of them have suffered " critical blast injuries " and were rushed to a Toronto tr...

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

Weak El Nino conditions - water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator - could develop during the hurricane season . No matter what the season may hold - looking ...

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

The JIT appealed for information from anyone who knew who gave the orders before the passenger jet was shot down. Prosecutors said they have presented their findings to Moscow an...

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

The Arms features represent her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family . The Duchess of Sussex is now the holder of a Coat of Arms ...

North Korea's explosive,

North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site

Many observers had expected a belligerent North Korean response to Trump's cancellation, but the comments by Kim, the North's vice foreign minister, seemed, at times , nearly me...

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Upon leaving Shanghai, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was approached by a stranger, who asked her to take a backpack back to Melbourne. The grandmother, and mother-of-four, told la...

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Police are still trying to identify the attacker and the victims. The SUV, in a scramble to leave the lot, causes its passenger to fall out of the vehicle . The man with the sled...

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the court case after several eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored. "Michael, after a discussion with your mother, we ha...