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Trump budget would slash Great Lakes restoration funding Trump budget would slash Great Lakes restoration funding
- February 15, 2018

Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of ideastream, WBFO Buffalo, and WXXI Rochester. The Trump administration's proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency strips away all funding for cleanup programs in the Gulf of Mexico, Long Island Sound, San Francisco Bay and South Florida, including the Everglades and Keys. (more...)
BJP promises one job to every family, dispels possibility of state division BJP promises one job to every family, dispels possibility of state division
- February 15, 2018

The CPI (M)-led Left Front is in power in the north eastern state in a row since 1993. The saffron party has joined hands with the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) to take on the Left Front in the February 18 Assembly election in the north-eastern state. (more...)
Iran's Zarif to Take Part in Iraq Reconstruction Conference Iran's Zarif to Take Part in Iraq Reconstruction Conference
- February 15, 2018

The participants of Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) stressed the importance of the human dimension in supporting the reconstruction of Iraq. Around 138,000 houses and flats have been damaged, with half of them completely destroyed. At a press conference held on the sidelines of the opening of the KICRI media center, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Kuwait host these events to support Iraq and stand by its side. (more...)
South Africa's ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday South Africa's ruling party could replace Zuma on Thursday
- February 14, 2018

Within 30 days of Zuma's resignation, South Africa's chief justice would determine a date for the Lower House of Parliament, the National Assembly, to elect a new president from its members. Magashule said the ANC is looking forward to an "amicable solution" and that "it's obvious" the party wants Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma. But the reason his demise now seems inevitable is because his party, the African National Congress, appears to have judged that he's too much of an electoral liability. (more...)
Turkey pledges $5B in loans, investment for Iraq reconstruction, FM Çavuşoğlu says Turkey pledges $5B in loans, investment for Iraq reconstruction, FM Çavuşoğlu says
- February 14, 2018

Over 70 countries were in attendance at the meeting, including important players like the United States , the EU, Iran, Turkey , Saudi Arabia and Germany, among others. "Iraq's stability is an inseparable part of security and stability of the state of Kuwait and the region", Sabah said. The New York Times has suggested failure to obtain the vast sums needed for reconstruction represents "a humiliating blow for the Iraqi government" and could threaten the future of Iraq's Prime ... (more...)
Moment US destroys Russian tanks 'killing hundreds of soldiers' as conflict ERUPTS Moment US destroys Russian tanks 'killing hundreds of soldiers' as conflict ERUPTS
- February 14, 2018

USA airstrikes, in response to what it called an " unprovoked attack , " killed around 100 people in Syria in February according to the Pentagon, but a new report from Bloomberg says that number may be as many as 300 , and that they were Russian mercenaries . (more...)
Second United States Judge Blocks Donald Trump's Order To End 'Dreamer' Program Second United States Judge Blocks Donald Trump's Order To End 'Dreamer' Program
- February 14, 2018

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of NY issued his own nationwide stay to the attempt last September to wind down the program aimed at protecting immigrants that arrived as youth. The DREAM Act - Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors - was legislation that offered numerous same protections as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals administrative program but never passed Congress. (more...)
Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase USA spending Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase USA spending
- February 12, 2018

Even without Pelosi, the House could pass the budget bill because it includes more money for disaster relief, infrastructure and healthcare, which many Democrats favour. It also extends the United States government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on debt and deficits until after mid-term congressional elections in November. (more...)
16 militants killed, dozens arrested in Egypt offensive 16 militants killed, dozens arrested in Egypt offensive
- February 12, 2018

The operation launched on Friday involves troops from the Egyptian air force, navy and ground forces as well as the police and border guards. "The air force targeted and destroyed 66 targets used by terrorist elements to hide from air and artillery attacks, and to escape from their bases during raids", the statement said. (more...)
Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations Trump Asks For Due Process As Staffers Resign Amid Abuse Allegations
- February 12, 2018

He says "some are true and some are false" but says there's "no recovery for someone falsely accused ". "Some are old and some are new", he tweeted. Trump's sudden concern for due process immediately struck a nerve with his critics on Twitter, who pointed to the president's involvement with the Central Park Five case. (more...)
Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore
- February 12, 2018

Asma became a champion democracy activist and was subsequently imprisoned in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy against the military rule of Pakistan's longest-serving President Ziaul Haq. Akhtar called Asma "undoubtedly the bravest and the most resilient fighter for human rights ". She has received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2010. (more...)
'Ivanka Trump of North Korea' Captivates World's Media at Winter Olympics 'Ivanka Trump of North Korea' Captivates World's Media at Winter Olympics
- February 12, 2018

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programmes past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. Pence is leading the US delegation to the opening ceremonies, where he has worked to pour cold water on warming ties between the two Koreas. If President Moon and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe can share pleasantries with the North Koreans, Pence should have had the ... (more...)
Hong Kong bus overturns, killing at least 19 people Hong Kong bus overturns, killing at least 19 people
- February 11, 2018

Police did not immediately confirm the cause of the accident. Ten of the injured people remain in critical condition, including one who sustained a head wound and a broken neck. Images posted to social media showed serious damage to the bus as wounded passengers lay on the roadside. The injured have been rushed to hospitals, while the site of the accident has been cordoned off. (more...)
USA drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan USA drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan
- February 11, 2018

Relations between Washington and Islamabad have frayed in recent months after US President Trump's angry tweet on January 1 about Pakistan's "lies and deceit" over its alleged support for the Afghan Taliban and their allies. Sajna has been an important terrorrist commander of the Pakistani Taliban and had close links with the Afghan Taliban, the officials said. He said both Pakistan and United States should work together for peace in the region. (more...)
Yu Darvish, Cubs Reportedly Agree on 6-Year Contract Worth $126 Million
- February 11, 2018

I don't want to pressure him too much. Additionally, signing Darvish keeps him away from the Dodgers, who were reportedly the runner-up for his services, and the Brewers , an NL Central rival who were also pursuing the right-hander. After a 103-win 2016 season that culminated in a World Series title, the Cubs won 11 fewer games a year ago and lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series, but will enter 2018 with a projected rotation of Darvish , Jon Lester , Jose ... (more...)
Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta
- February 10, 2018

On Friday morning, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced the launch of a new major operation to confront terrorism in north and middle Sinai and other areas in the Nile Delta and the desert areas west of the Nile valley. The insurgency, nevertheless, showed no signs of abating. Later, militants fired a projectile at el-Arish airport and struck an Apache helicopter that was part of the entourage of Egypt's defense and interior ministers who were in the city on an unannounced visit on December 19. (more...)
Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map
- February 10, 2018

Eagles issued a preliminary injunction requiring primaries for the Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court , but allowed primaries for trial court seats to remain canceled while lawmakers debate redrawing judicial election districts. In the event that it does, it said in its order that it would invite parties to the court case - likely including Turzai Scarnati, Wolf and others - to submit maps for the court's consideration. (more...)
Senator Whitehouse: Trump Military Parade Will Remind People of North Korea Senator Whitehouse: Trump Military Parade Will Remind People of North Korea
- February 10, 2018

But White House legislative director Marc Short shot back on MSNBC: "I'm not sure honoring the military is a waste of money". "As far as the parade goes again, the president's respect, his fondness for the military, I think is reflected in him asking for these options", Mattis told reporters. (more...)
Last Islamic State Last Islamic State "Beatles" Captured in Syria
- February 10, 2018

The daughter of a Scottish aid worker who was beheaded by the Islamic State group in Syria has said she hopes his killers die a "slow, painful death". Redur Khalil could not confirm Sheikh's capture however, saying he had no information about the British jihadist. American authorities were informed last month that the militia might have apprehended Kotey and Elsheikh, according to the Times . (more...)
Russians 'Successfully Penetrated' Some States' Voter Systems, Says Top US Official Russians 'Successfully Penetrated' Some States' Voter Systems, Says Top US Official
- February 09, 2018

Manfra said there was no waiting list and that DHS will get to everyone. The Russians were probing the voter rolls for a variety of reasons. The department also said there is no evidence that any of the rolls were altered in any way. The fact that Russian hackers had penetrated four states was first reported back in September 2016, as seen below in a story from ABC News . "Whether they affected the outcome (of the election) is another question, but they meddled, and that's risky for ... (more...)