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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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Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...