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Bermuda Abolishes Same-Sex Marriage, Keeps Domestic Partnership Bermuda Abolishes Same-Sex Marriage, Keeps Domestic Partnership
- February 09, 2018

The decision to scrap the law came after Bermuda's Senate and House of Assembly passed the bill in December, which followed a referendum where the majority of voters opposed same-sex marriages. The disappointing decision comes less than a year after same-sex marriage was legalised in the North Atlantic British Overseas Territory . In a debate in the UK's House of Commons last month, Labour's Chris Bryant called the bill a "deeply unpleasant and very cynical piece of legislation". (more...)
Former President Bush says Russian Federation interfered with vote in the US Former President Bush says Russian Federation interfered with vote in the US
- February 09, 2018

While Bush did not mention Donald Trump's name, his comments are a contradiction to President Trump's denial of Russian Federation affecting the outcome of the election. "The reason he does is because of the demise of the Soviet Union troubles him", he said. Pivoting to the topic of immigration, Bush called for reform ― another possible critique of Trump. (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu bracing for corruption expenses Israel's Netanyahu bracing for corruption expenses
- February 09, 2018

So I want to reassure you: "There will be nothing, because I know the truth". The investigation of Netanyahu over corruption allegations is nearing the end and the Times of Israel is reporting that police are expected to recommend that the Prime Minister be charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of public trust. (more...)
Oil prices log lowest settlement in almost 3 weeks Oil prices log lowest settlement in almost 3 weeks
- February 09, 2018

Analysts also point out that the broad-based fall in the stock markets might exacerbate the dip in crude oil prices if investors who hold oil contracts find themselves selling them to raise cash. "Supply looks quite healthy and that's taking the edge off oil prices ", said Nitesh Shah, a commodities analyst at ETF Securities in London. Crude prices have given up almost all of this year's gains, falling roughly 6% since late last week. (more...)
Trade prompts Washington to reschedule Isaiah Thomas' jersey retirement Trade prompts Washington to reschedule Isaiah Thomas' jersey retirement
- February 09, 2018

Nance Jr.is the son of former Cavalier Larry Nance . Thursday's wild National Basketball Association trade deadline has had long-reaching ramifications, extending far beyond the pros. Because of sending their own pick to the Lakers , the Cavaliers are now unable to deal the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected selection in 2018, which is close to being the No. (more...)
Taiwan earthquake: Death toll rises to 7 as aftershocks hamper rescue operations Taiwan earthquake: Death toll rises to 7 as aftershocks hamper rescue operations
- February 08, 2018

Aside from the four toppled buildings, however, he said he had not heard of much significant damage, except for the odd wall falling over. Residents take shelter in a local stadium after the quake and aftershocks in Hualien . "We discovered the body of a Chinese woman at the hotel in Yun Tsui (building) earlier this morning and located another person who's a hotel staffer", he said. (more...)
Trump Is Planning a Terrifying Military Parade Through the Streets of DC Trump Is Planning a Terrifying Military Parade Through the Streets of DC
- February 08, 2018

It's official: the Pentagon is planning a military parade that will display the strength of America's armed forces, and it will take place sometime this year. The idea of a costly taxpayer-funded military parade while millions of dollars have been cut from programmes for veterans - as well as increasing tensions over immigration , American-Muslim relations and Trump's America First rhetoric - has drawn strong criticism. (more...)
'Hurt' Barnaby Joyce calls marriage breakdown his 'greatest failure' 'Hurt' Barnaby Joyce calls marriage breakdown his 'greatest failure'
- February 08, 2018

In an interview with Leigh Sales , Joyce defended his right to have a private life, and looked visibly uncomfortable as he was challenged on the issues surrounding his marriage breakdown and new relationship. "Just because my marriage didn't work out, doesn't mean I disregard what marriages are about". On social media there's been some commentary that during the same-sex marriage debate you spoke in favour of traditional families at the same time you were moving on from your own ... (more...)
Thousands from north Syria, Iraq reach Afrin, demonstrate to condemn Turkish attacks Thousands from north Syria, Iraq reach Afrin, demonstrate to condemn Turkish attacks
- February 08, 2018

Dozens of people were seriously injured, and a number of medical clinics had been destroyed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a United Kingdom -based war monitor . "Seven civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a Syrian regime air strike on the town of Hammuriyeh", said Rami Abdel Rahman , who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
Indian Kashmir: LeT Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Help Comrade Escape Indian Kashmir: LeT Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen, Help Comrade Escape
- February 08, 2018

The terrorist fired shots when the policemen were escorting a Pakistani prisoner Naveed. "Naveed himself snatched the weapon of one of the policeman and opened fire", said a police official. Police said a nursing orderly of Central Jail Srinagar was also accompanying the six prisoners with medical records. A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant escaped on Tuesday from a hospital in Srinagar where he was taken for a medical check-up. (more...)
Occupy Hong Kong activists win court appeal against jail sentences Occupy Hong Kong activists win court appeal against jail sentences
- February 08, 2018

The government's move to seek jail sentences for the activists was seen as further evidence of Beijing's growing influence over the semi-autonomous city, with Chinese authorities particularly riled by the emergence of activists calling for independence for Hong Kong . (more...)
Fed Slaps Unusual Penalty On Wells Fargo Following 'Widespread Consumer Abuses' Fed Slaps Unusual Penalty On Wells Fargo Following 'Widespread Consumer Abuses'
- February 07, 2018

The Fed's unexpected censure of Wells Fargo should also be a boon to its rivals. "This is akin to the last scene in 'The Godfather,"' said Isaac Boltansky, an analyst at Compass Point Research & Trading. And they're sticking with cost-cutting targets that include shaving about $4 billion in annual expenses by the end of 2019. But executives aren't expecting a surge in expenses from outside consultants or, for now, to boost their estimate of reasonably possible legal losses. (more...)
Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province
- February 07, 2018

But militants firing rockets and mortars killed one soldier on Monday as Turkish forces moved to set up such a post south of Aleppo , near the front line between rebels and pro-Syrian government forces, the military said. The air defenses had been sent to frontlines with militants in rural areas of Aleppo and Idlib. Turkey will tell U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the two countries must fix damaged mutual trust, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, following a series of ... (more...)
Wall Street stocks plunge in chaotic session, S&P 500 erases 2018 gains Wall Street stocks plunge in chaotic session, S&P 500 erases 2018 gains
- February 07, 2018

And if Trump declines to release their memo, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said , they'll be proven right. With stock markets declining again, the White House on Monday said the fundamentals of the US economy are "strong". President Trump has frequently remarked about the massive gains that the market has made since he has been in office. "Somebody said 'treasonous.' I mean, yeah, I guess". (more...)
New Jersey Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Rules New Jersey Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Rules
- February 07, 2018

Governor Murphy's Executive Order will make New Jersey the third state -along with NY and Montana-to mandate that ISPs adhere to net neutrality rules or lose the ability to contract in state. Proponents of net neutrality argue it is necessary to maintain a fair marketplace for internet businesses. Last December, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal those rules. (more...)
President Trump traveling to Cinncinati President Trump traveling to Cinncinati
- February 07, 2018

Trump is also taking credit for the fact that no football players kneeled during the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl. He also accused Democrats of being "un-American" for not clapping, even for positive news during his address to the nation last week, in contrast to fellow Republicans, who he said were "going totally insane wild" over everything in the speech. (more...)
Officer Among 4 Indian Soldiers Killed In LoC Firing Officer Among 4 Indian Soldiers Killed In LoC Firing
- February 06, 2018

An Indian Army officer and at least three other soldiers were killed in a sudden escalation of cross-border firing on the Line of Control's Bhimber Gali sector. "All 84 schools located in 0-5 km from the LoC stretch from Sunderbani to Manjakote shall remain closed for the next three days", Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri , Shahid Iqbal said. (more...)
First meeting of Pak-Afghan Joint Working Group in Kabul today First meeting of Pak-Afghan Joint Working Group in Kabul today
- February 06, 2018

More than 100 people, mostly civilians, had been killed and more than 200 others injured in deadly terrorist attacks in the capital city of Kabul and the eastern Jalalabad city recently. Faisal said "there were no terrorist safe havens anywhere in Pakistan" and also rejected accusations of Pakistani cooperation with the Haqqani network. (more...)
Trump blesses Games, remains stern on North Trump blesses Games, remains stern on North
- February 06, 2018

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The 2018 Super Bowl Commercials The 2018 Super Bowl Commercials
- February 05, 2018

Cook, a huge Patriots fan, said after the team won the AFC Championship game on January 21, she got a text message from her husband telling her that he had bought two tickets to the Super Bowl for her and their son. NBC will be streaming the beloved event for free. The game will air on NBC (check local listings). Check the AntennaWeb site for recommendations on antennas. (more...)