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China says Xi pledges unrelated to trade spat

China says Xi pledges unrelated to trade spat He said "Cold War mentality" and arrogance had become obsolete and would be repudiated. According to an initial estimate, declines of exports up to 50 billion dollars would drag China's GDP growth rate down by less than 0.1 percentage point, Wang said. [Full Article...]

Andrew McCabe fired for misleading investigators, says watchdog report

Andrew McCabe fired for misleading investigators, says watchdog report The report claims that even if McCabe had been forthright about his actions, his disclosure still would have violated the FBI's media policy. McCabe authorized an FBI official to speak with The Wall Street Journal about an article regarding the Clinton investigation. [Full Article...]

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza; Palestinian man reported killed

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza; Palestinian man reported killed The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the slain Palestinian as Islam Hirzallah, 28, from Gaza City . The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately reply to CPJ's email requesting comment. In the northern Gaza Strip, Sumaya Abu Awad, 36, attended the protest with her three daughters and son. Seven were killed in other circumstances, including six militants engaged in apparent att... [Full Article...]

Mother who intentionally drove family off cliff was drunk

Mother who intentionally drove family off cliff was drunk Five hours before the crash welfare authorities in the Hart's hometown in Washington state tried to reach the couple and their six adoptees following "concerns that the children aren't being fed", according to what one of of the investigators told a 911 dispatcher during a request for a wellfare check that day. [Full Article...]

Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona

Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. "Last Friday, the Department of Justice seized Backpage, and it can no longer be used by criminals to promote and facilitate human trafficking", he added. [Full Article...]

"Betrayers, sell outs, we see you!" - Malema unleashes at Winnie Mandela funeral

A packed stadium has broken out in cheers and shouts of "Winnie!" as the casket of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is walked in slowly for her official funeral. She appealed and was discovered responsible of being an adjunct within the assault, and the sentence was decreased to a effective and suspended jail time period. [Full Article...]

Winter just won't end: Snow, freezing rain forecasted for Montreal

Winter just won't end: Snow, freezing rain forecasted for Montreal We got a taste of warmer weather but Mother Nature has chose to follow that up with a weekend of rain and freezing rain and a potential ice storm. The nasty ice and freezing rain will end by Noon Sunday with temperatures rising quickly. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday. "However, freezing rain will likely become widespread again". Some ice pellets may be mixed in at times. It should change to ra... [Full Article...]

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Finances Veto in Get for Lecturers

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Finances Veto in Get for Lecturers On Friday afternoon, the House voted 57-40 to override Bevin's veto of the tax bill. The vote was closer in the Senate, which secured the minimum number necessary - overriding the tax and revenue bill veto 20-18. "This is the example that we want to send to our children, really?" Lastly, lawmakers overrode the governor's veto of a bill that phases in increases in pension contributions by... [Full Article...]

Comey: John Kelly called Trump "dishonorable" for firing me

Comey: John Kelly called Trump The Republican National Committee launched the lyincomey.com website on Thursday, which highlights previous criticisms of Comey by Democrats and urges visitors to "check the facts" before believing any claims his "grandstanding book" will make. [Full Article...]

Chad No Longer On Travel Ban List

Chad No Longer On Travel Ban List Trump signed a proclamation today announcing that the Republic of Chad has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States. Chadian Foreign Minister Cherif Mahamat Zene expressed pleasure with the news, tweeting that Chad "hopes to further strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation between the 2... [Full Article...]

Moscow demands the West to 'seriously consider' consequences to Syria threats

Moscow demands the West to 'seriously consider' consequences to Syria threats A special hotline for the United States and Russian militaries to communicate about operations in Syria was being used by both sides, Moscow said on Thursday. "To have done so in the earlier incidents and not to do so now would be a very wrong signal to send". "This time around, I do think it has to be different". [Full Article...]

Baby Born Four Years After Parents' Deaths

Baby Born Four Years After Parents' Deaths However, the couple tragically died in a auto crash in March 2013, five days before a fertilised embryo was due to be transplanted in Liu. A surrogate mother gave birth to the baby boy using a frozen fertilised embryo from the dead couple. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation investigator Mueller interviewed Central Intelligence Agency chief

Russian Federation investigator Mueller interviewed Central Intelligence Agency chief Pompeo faced resistance before his confirmation as CIA director a year ago over past comments on the agency's use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques commonly regarded as torture. Menendez pressed. "Will you stand up to President Trump to say "no" or will you be a "yes" man?" In the excerpts, Pompeo does not refer to Russia's apparent meddling in the 2016 US election campaign, ... [Full Article...]

National Enquirer paid doorman with gossip on Trump $30000 to keep quiet

National Enquirer paid doorman with gossip on Trump $30000 to keep quiet But he said he did so as Trump's spokesman and denied knowing anything beforehand about the payment. He said the story "had to come out", and he referred further questions to his lawyer. "I can confirm that while working at Trump World Tower I was instructed not to criticize President Trump's former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child", h... [Full Article...]

Eight arrested after liquor Killed 82 in Indonesia

Eight arrested after liquor Killed 82 in Indonesia The epidemic is blamed on a burgeoning black market for liquor in the predominantly Muslim country, which implemented sweeping restrictions on the outlets than can offer alcohol two years ago, effectively preventing sales through convenience stores and restricting the legitimate trade to hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs. [Full Article...]

Russia May Deploy Forces to Reduce Targets in Syria - Ex-Pentagon Official

Russia May Deploy Forces to Reduce Targets in Syria - Ex-Pentagon Official Trump's threats of retaliatory military action prompted a slew of Russian comments that warned that United States strikes could trigger direct military clash between the two former Cold War adversaries. Russia's Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, warned Tuesday evening in an interview on Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar TV that any USA missiles fired at Syria will be shot down and their launc... [Full Article...]

Trump weighs re-entering Trans-Pacific Partnership, GOP senators say

Trump weighs re-entering Trans-Pacific Partnership, GOP senators say President TrumpDonald John TrumpCarter urges Trump to keep country at peace: Any nuclear exchange could involve "catastrophe" Pompeo confirms "a couple hundred" Russians killed in Syria Federal appeals court weighs CFPB leadership fight MORE on Thursday instructed top administration officials to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a trade pact he pulled the USA out of a y... [Full Article...]

Seventh murder charge laid against alleged Toronto serial killer

Seventh murder charge laid against alleged Toronto serial killer McArthur was already facing charges in the murders of Toronto residents Dean Lisowick, 47; Soroush Marmudi, 50; Majeed Kayhan, 58; Andrew Kinsman, 49; Selim Esen, 44 and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40. McArthur popped up onto police radar in the fall of 2017 as part of Project Prism. January 19, 2018 - McArthur has his first court appearance. He is scheduled to return to court April 25. [Full Article...]

In blow to peace, Colombia jails ex-rebel on U.S. drug warrant

In blow to peace, Colombia jails ex-rebel on U.S. drug warrant Chief Colombian prosecutor Nestor Martinez says investigators in NY collected electronic evidence indicating Santrich and three others conspired in the second half of 2017 to send 10 metric tons of cocaine to the US with a street value of over $ 320 million . [Full Article...]

Annual Patsy's House pinwheel project brings awareness to child abuse

Annual Patsy's House pinwheel project brings awareness to child abuse The first proclamation Harvey asked the commission to sign was one declaring April to be Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The Bill will provide a legal basis for suing institutions in the name of their current office holders for historical child sexual abuse and includes provisions to overcome the difficulties that survivors may face in identifying a proper defendant. [Full Article...]


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