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House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

But Republican Senator Rand Paul raised concerns about U.S. debt and repeatedly blocked a speedy vote on the bill , insisting the chamber vote on his amendment to set strict budget caps. Congress will then have to pass appropriations legislati...

ICC prosecutor closely following events in Philippines since 2016

Mr Duterte has since fired back at the court, encouraging it to investigate his actions and questioning if it had the jurisdiction to charge him. "Just the two of us in the room", Mr Duterte told a news conference, referring to Mrs Bensouda.

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...

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...

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Jordan cancels part of 1994 peace agreement with Israel

Under Jordan's constitutional monarchy, only King Abdullah has the power to eventually rescind the peace deal with Israel. The 25-year lease expires next year. Israeli Prime Mini...

60 killed, many injured in India train tragedy

Police said it was "freak accident" as people did not hear the train approaching amid the din of festivities and fireworks. "This was an incident where people were trespassing on...

At least 17 people are killed after passenger train derails in Taiwan

The worst crash in recent years was in 2003 when 17 died and 156 were injured after a train on the Alishan mountain railway plunged into a chasm at the side of the track. Photos fr...

Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border

They, however, quoted the Israeli army saying that the protests were the least intense in recent weeks. The reports were also unclear as to whether ‎the Egyptian-brokered truce w...

WikiLeaks' Assange sues in Ecuador for better asylum terms - lawyer

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for years to avoid being arrested by British cops for skipping bail. Assange's lawyers said t...

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

While speaking to the media outside the Civil Hospital, as reported by ANI , Sidhu said that the matter should not be politicised and that it was an accident and was not intention...

Euro Lower on Italian Budget Worries

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he will visit EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the near future to discuss the issue. The increase suggests investors ar...

Meghan's royal tour schedule pared back

The couple, who are expecting a child next spring , have 76 events on their schedule during their 16-day tour of Australia , New Zealand , Fiji and Tonga. Prince Harry poses w...

Meghan’s tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start

Meghan Markle , The Duke and Duchess of Sussex , visits Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney , Australia , Oct. 19, 2018. Prince Harry attended the Road Cycling Time Trials...

Southeast Asian Navies to Hold Drills With China Next Week

Asked at a press conference about the usefulness of such non-binding protocols in the light of a recent near-miss between a U.S. warship and a Chinese destroyer in the South Chin...

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Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

Marijuana's role in crashes isn't as clear as the link between alcohol and crashes. the report notes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study does not go as far as makin...

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Kerryn Phelps defeats Liberals Dave Sharma in Wentworth by-election

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps amassed a huge lead over Liberal rival Dave Sharma in the early counting of the votes in the affluent division of Wentworth, which saw the favou...

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Train Mows Down Crowd Killing Scores

Neither the organisers nor the police administration had barricaded the tracks to stop people from venturing onto them, preliminary investigations have revealed. The tragedy is hea...

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Amnesty urges United Nations investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

In public, Erdogan and top government figures have remained extremely cautious, often referring to a prosecutors' investigation and stopping short of pinning the blame on Saudi Ara...

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Police find 63 foetuses in United States funeral home amid probe

Peter Parks, another attorney, and Cieslak say they have uncovered documentation showing Perry billed Medicare for holding proper burials for the remains, when they found they were...

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

At Vatican, South Korean leader says he's certain of peace

As Song called for giving what he called a "small gift" to induce the North, main opposition Liberty Korea Party Rep. Kim Moo-sung and Bareunmirae Party Rep. US officials are conc...

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Migrants 'Crash Gates,' Head into Mexico — CARAVAN DEFIANT

Cristian, a 34-year-old cell phone repairman from San Pedro Sula, Honduras , says he wants to reach the U.S.to work. They chanted , "Walk! Walk!" A smaller group walked to th...

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

Bolton was siding with the president, who has angrily blamed Nielsen for failing to staunch the flow of migrants across the border, while Kelly, who is protective of his protégé, d...

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria's Deir Ezzor, says Putin

The White House said no official decision had been made to leave the treaty, known as INF. John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (F...