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Pence to visit Middle East despite shutdown threat

Pence to visit Middle East despite shutdown threat The three-country swing is expected to be closely watched, because it comes a little more than a month after Trump announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy to the city. Pence will also deliver remarks to Israeli's parliament, or Knesset, where he would "take (the) opportunity to highlight the fact that he's speaking in Jerusalem the Capita... [Full Article...]

Congress likely racing toward a federal government shutdown

Congress likely racing toward a federal government shutdown And it extends the State Children's Health Insurance Program , which provides coverage for nine million children in low-income families, for six years. "The President told him to go back and talk to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and work it out". "I think the fact that we're in earnest and negotiating in good faith with our four leaders on DACA speaks to the fact that we want to see a sol... [Full Article...]

Twitter Suspends More Than 1000 Accounts Allegedly Linked to Russian IRA Agency

Twitter Suspends More Than 1000 Accounts Allegedly Linked to Russian IRA Agency Since the company began its investigation, it said it found a total of 3,814 IRA-linked accounts that sent approximately 175,993 tweets and said 8.4 percent of the tweets were related to the election in the time period they investigated. United States legislators have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in its bid to influence the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Republicans want release of secret Russia probe surveillance memo

Republicans want release of secret Russia probe surveillance memo Did President Trump know about the existence of the FISA document now in the hands of House investigators? As the Russian Federation investigation continues, controversies have surfaced in recent months over the role played by a Fusion GPS dossier containing scandalous but unverified claims about President Trump. [Full Article...]

It's so cold in Russian Federation that thermometers are breaking

It's so cold in Russian Federation that thermometers are breaking Temperatures fell to -67C, breaking thermometers at Oymyakon, in world's coldest inhabited region in Russia's remote, diamond-rich Yakutia on Tuesday. The last time temperatures were this cold in the village was in February 1993, when Oymyakon officially hit minus 67.7C, the Siberian Times highlights. [Full Article...]

Trump is in 'excellent' health: White House physician

Trump is in 'excellent' health: White House physician He disclosed that Trump himself volunteered for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , said to be a well-respected test that can help detect mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease . A book published earlier this month, "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff , asserted that even Trump's own advisers and associates questioned his fitness for office. [Full Article...]

Belgium pledges to $23m of aid to UNRWA after U.S. funding cut

Belgium pledges to $23m of aid to UNRWA after U.S. funding cut The State Department had said on Tuesday that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to pay the United Nations agency that serves the Palestinians, saying UNRWA needed to make unspecified reforms. That amounted to $260m in 2016, with much of the money going towards projects administered by the US Agency for International Development (USAid). "Every penny of US aid should... [Full Article...]

California couple accused of starving, torturing children has ties to Tennessee

California couple accused of starving, torturing children has ties to Tennessee He also said they were severely malnourished. The accusations against their parents , David and Louise Turpin , are disturbing and detail torture , lewd acts, beatings and taunting the starving children with food. Inside the home, the new owner said she found something unusual. California investigators say three of the children rescued Sunday were found chained to furniture. [Full Article...]

Over to Senate as House passes stopgap measure

Over to Senate as House passes stopgap measure Congress has needed to extend current funding levels, while congressional leaders haggle over how much to raise spending on defense and domestic programs and whether to give protection from deportation to at least 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took? Dr Jackson said: "He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both". Trump , seeking to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office, asked his doctor to add a cognitive screening test to his first presidential medical exam - and also authorized Dr. [Full Article...]

Snow expected Tuesday into Wednesday

Snow expected Tuesday into Wednesday Temperatures will not be moving too far, from where they start on Wednesday and expect wind chill values to stay in the teens and 20's. Temperatures will begin warming up somewhat on Thursday and Friday with highs expected in the 40s and a high near 57 expected on Saturday . [Full Article...]

Mattis: US military advantage over China and Russian Federation 'eroding'

Mattis: US military advantage over China and Russian Federation 'eroding' The new defense strategy was written at the same time as the national security strategy that President Trump released in December, and flows from the president's vision of "peace through strength, " Colby said. The new strategy is "fit for our time", Mattis said. "This is not 1999, when some would say the US can do everything by itself", Colby said. The new National Defense Strategy describe... [Full Article...]

Russian teenager injures six classmates in school axe attack

Russian teenager injures six classmates in school axe attack He chopped off one of the victim's fingers, according to some reports. "The suspected teenager was detained", the statement said . According to preliminary information, in the morning of January 19 a 9th grade student of the school attacked students with an axe and then set fire to the school with an incendiary bottle. [Full Article...]

Olympian To Dr. Larry Nassar

Olympian To Dr. Larry Nassar The 54-year-old Nassar faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison for molesting girls at Michigan State University and his home. "Through this awful situation, the university has been perceived as tone deaf, unresponsive and insensitive to the victims", Breslin said."We understand the public's faith has been shaken". [Full Article...]

Australian Open: Federer glides into second round

Australian Open: Federer glides into second round Former world No 1 Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open victor, continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Friedsam to extend her streak to 10 consecutive wins. "There are maybe 60 guys asking for stuff and I am one of those guys, yes", said the 19-time grand slam champion. "It's really tough on your feet to play in these conditions", she said. [Full Article...]

First black female assigned to International Space Station pulled from mission

First black female assigned to International Space Station pulled from mission Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to travel to the International Space Station in early June. No explanation for the unexpected crew shuffle was given. African-Americans have visited the space station, but Epps would have been the first to live there. She included: "When individuals return from space, I perceive the amount they need to go once more". [Full Article...]

India successfully tests nuke missile

India successfully tests nuke missile Thursday's test involved a canister from a road-mobile launcher, giving the military the option of quickly transporting the missile to another place if necessary, according to the Times of India . The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory it will turn towards Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction o... [Full Article...]

'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform

'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform He said he saw "the logic and the basic approach proposed by the Committee" but "wants to see proposals about how it might operate". The leader of Ireland's main opposition party said on Thursday that he had changed his views on Ireland's strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months. [Full Article...]

Elina Svitolina Beats 15-Year-Old Marta Kostyuk In Third Round

Elina Svitolina Beats 15-Year-Old Marta Kostyuk In Third Round All in all, Kostyuk certainly seemed to be on a hot streak, but the rising star was up against her fellow countrywoman, fourth seed Elina Svitolina , in the round of 32. The 14th seeds had a tougher time, rallying from a set down to overcome Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russian Federation 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) in two hours, 24 minutes on Court 13. [Full Article...]

France summit between May and Macron starts

France summit between May and Macron starts Hundreds of people continue to camp out in the northern French town, hoping to stow away on trucks heading to Britain, a destination seen as an El Dorado by some migrants from Afghanistan and parts of Africa. Child migrants seeking to escape Calais and come to Britain will have their claims processed within 25 days, after French President Emmanuel Macron persuaded Theresa May to adopt what h... [Full Article...]


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