• White House seeks revisions to Democrats' FISA rebuttal memo, halting release
White House seeks revisions to Democrats' FISA rebuttal memo, halting release

The report also said that former President Barack Obama's immigration policy was more narrowly focused on arresting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes. They know that the chairman, you know, views his mission as protecting the president. "It sounds like there are some members in the House that have some real concern with what...

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  • US Should Be Proud of How Far South Korea Has Come
US Should Be Proud of How Far South Korea Has Come

Moon also said he wants to work with Abe to create future-oriented relations with Japan while looking squarely at shared history. Pence says the USA and South Korea are "completely aligned". Abe conveyed to Kim Yong Nam Japan's position on North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs and the issue of Japanese nationals abducted to the r...

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  • Manitoba premier calls for 'de-escalation' in western pipeline dispute
Manitoba premier calls for 'de-escalation' in western pipeline dispute

The Alberta government also cancelled talks about importing electricity. "This is one good step to waking B.C. up to the fact that they can't attack our industry without a response from us", said Notley at a news conference on Tuesday. "I don't know how much it will affect us", he said. People across the country have taken to social media to ...

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  • North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president
North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

There's even speculation of a summit between Kim and Moon. The invitation was delivered by Kim Yo Jong, the sister of the North Korean leader, when she and other members of the North Korean delegation ate lunch with Moon at the presidential palace.

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  • Naidu expresses deep concern over negative public perception of House
Naidu expresses deep concern over negative public perception of House

Although Opposition members maintained they were not casting aspersions on the Chair but only seeking its protection to ensure that the proceedings are conducted according to rules and precedent, there is no institutional recall of a boycott - even if only for a day - over conduct of the House.

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  • South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North
South Korean president hosts lunch for delegation from the North

Speaking to the United States and Japanese troops at the Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo, Pence vowed to continue "maximum pressure campaign" on North Korea in a bid to forcing Pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile programme. They shook hands and cheered for athletes from the two countries who marched under a unified peninsula flag for the first t...

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  • Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown
Trump Signs Spending Bill to End Brief Government Shutdown

Missing the midnight deadline technically triggered a shutdown, but it could be brief. In two subsequent morning tweets , he took aim at Democrats, who had demanded more domestic spending in return for the votes needed to win enough bipartisan support to pass the deal.

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  • Britain 'surprised' European Union unclear on its position over transition period
Britain 'surprised' European Union unclear on its position over transition period

The EU's publication of a position paper on the proposed transition deal provoked fury from Mr Davis, who branded the document "discourteous" and "unwise". "A United Kingdom decision to leave the single market and to leave the customs union would make border checks unavoidable". "It is important to tell the truth", he cautioned.

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  • Legislator chants 'Pakistan Zindabad', in Kashmir Assembly
Legislator chants 'Pakistan Zindabad', in Kashmir Assembly

An opposition National Conference (NC) legislator on Saturday raised Pro-Pakistan slogans in the state assembly as heated arguments were being exchanged over the ongoing terror attack at Sunjwan army station in Jammu city. Earlier, the House was adjourned amid chaos over controversial remarks. As the House resumed, the members of Opposition dem...

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  • Who Is Kim Yo-jong, Sister of North Korean Leader?
Who Is Kim Yo-jong, Sister of North Korean Leader?

North Korea's rather reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit. He also encountered Kim Jong-un's sister, Yo-jong, at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang later on the same day. Moon said impro...

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  • EU's Chief Negotiator Throws Doubt on Hopes for Quick Brexit Deal
EU's Chief Negotiator Throws Doubt on Hopes for Quick Brexit Deal

Yet, it is been reported that Britain is exasperated to begin discussions on future economic bonds with the remaining European Union affiliates. Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have echoed Mr Barnier's uncompromising statement yesterday, in which he said that a transition period after Brexit for the United Kingdom - viewed as essential by London...

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  • Judge asserts right to rule on border wall
Judge asserts right to rule on border wall

Dating back to the Immigration Reform Act of 1996 and again in the Real ID Act of 2005 and the Secure Fence Act of 2006, Congress gave the executive branch the power to override state and environmental protections to protect national security and control illegal immigration at the border.

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  • Rand Paul Causes Brief Government Shutdown
Rand Paul Causes Brief Government Shutdown

Paul said he planned to force the Senate to wait until the early hours of Friday morning - after the midnight shutdown deadline - when debate time would expire and the Senate would be allowed to override his objection. A provision is also included in the bill that suspends the federal debt limit until March 1, 2019, after November's midterm ...

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  • Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats
Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats

The president's rejection of the Democratic memo is in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which he pledged before reading to make public. But Democrats said it's a deeply misleading document, twisting and cherry-picking classified intelligence to support the president. After the Nunes memo was released, Tru...

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  • France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria
France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria

In Beirut, an official with Hezbollah said the group has no presence in the area hit by the coalition, adding that those who came under fire were pro-Assad forces known as the Popular Committees, as well as the Syrian National Defense Forces.

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  • Aussie Olympian Jarrod Bannister dies, age 33
Aussie Olympian Jarrod Bannister dies, age 33

A four-time national champion, Bannister had yet to put a qualifying performance up for the Commonwealth Games, which will be held on the Gold Coast in April. Bannister remains the national record holder in javelin with a 89.02m throw he set back in 2008. "On behalf of Athletics Australia , I extend our deepest condolences to Jarrod's family and...

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  • United States gov't to shut down at midnight
United States gov't to shut down at midnight

But Democrats also had their divisions and wrangling, largely with liberal upset the measure were not tied to any plans to assist the "Dreamer" immigrants. It also would increase the government's debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on USA obligations that looms in a few weeks. The debt limit would be suspended through March 2019, putting the ...

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  • President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill
President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill

Ryan made a public pitch for votes on February 8, emphasizing the increased funding for the Pentagon to assuage the concerns of Republicans who said they would vote no because the plan also raised spending on domestic programs . "Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits. I can't in all honesty look...

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  • International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity
International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity

Harry Roque Thursday the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor informed Philippines officials they were conducting a preliminary inquiry into whether an investigation is needed."The President has said that he also welcomes this preliminary examination because he is sick and exhausted of being accused of the commission of crimes against humanity", Roque ...

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  • Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave
Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave

One of the raids hit Douma's local civilian council, starting a fire on the upper levels. The official state news agency SANA reported on Thursday that the overnight attack hit tribal fighters in Khusham, a town in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.

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  • How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony
How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony

NBC Olympics is the US broadcast rights holder to all Summer and Winter Games through the year 2032. Vice President Mike Pence met with North Korean defectors on Friday as he uses his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the worldwide community to grow tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses.

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  • Abe meets Moon, urges S. Korea to keep up pressure on Pyongyang
Abe meets Moon, urges S. Korea to keep up pressure on Pyongyang

Mr Moon asked the North Korean delegation during Saturday's meeting to engage in dialogue with Washington "at an early date", the Blue House said. The vice president has struck a hard line against North Korea during his trip to the Olympics in an effort to call what White House officials have dubbed a "charm offensive" by the North.

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  • Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP
Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP

According to reports , Advani expressed dismay over the attitude adopted by the Central government towards Andhra adding that justice needs to be done to the state. The ties between the TDP and ruling BJP have been strained over the Union Budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra Pradesh. On Friday, party MP AN Sivaprasad came dressed...

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  • Hah! Dreamers threaten to leave United States if no DACA deal
Hah! Dreamers threaten to leave United States if no DACA deal

White did not immediately have a count of how numerous Dreamers were now serving in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan. Under the DACA program put in place by former President Barack Obama, they were allowed to remain in the US without fear of deportation, enroll in college, obtain driver's licenses and legally secure jobs.

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  • `Fortis Hospitals deployed ₹ 473 crore secured loans to Singh brothers' group firms'
`Fortis Hospitals deployed ₹ 473 crore secured loans to Singh brothers' group firms'

The company reported cash and cash equivalents of Rs540 crore as of 31 March, compared to Rs140 crore in the previous year. "Subsequently, the same loans have been recognized as Related Party Transactions in compliance with necessary regulatory requirements", the statement added.

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