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Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise

Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise It passed the Senate easily with a tally of 71-28. The $400 billion plan includes huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. Meanwhile, many Democrats are also opposing the budget proposal as it does not address the immigration issue nor the protection of the immigrants that arrived illegally during their childhood which expires on March 5. [Full Article...]

Twitter says 49 Russian accounts tried to sway Brexit voters

Twitter says 49 Russian accounts tried to sway Brexit voters YouTube told the cross-party committee that it had found no evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 referendum. United Kingdom officials have been pressing Facebook and Twitter to investigate whether Russian-based accounts attempted to influence the 2016 Brexit vote . [Full Article...]

Olympics-CAS decision on Russian appeal on Friday

Olympics-CAS decision on Russian appeal on Friday If the Russian athletes appealing their exclusion this week are successful, though, it would mean the medal contenders in some sports change dramatically. Bach then called for the CAS to be urgently reformed. So, sport is now in a politically charged and totally conflicted situation. "A large proportion of the world believes the International Olympic Committee has failed and let down clean ath... [Full Article...]

Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex

Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex President of Murray Edwards Dame Barbara Stocking is facing allegations that she was involved in the cover up of a recent Oxfam scandal, in which prostitutes were hired by aid workers in Haiti. The publication quotes a source that claimed to have seen images of an event in which sex workers had Oxfam t-shirts. Prostitution is illegal in Haiti. [Full Article...]

Trump signs $400 billion budget bill, ending fed shutdown

Trump signs $400 billion budget bill, ending fed shutdown US President Donald Trump has signed a deal to end a brief government shutdown but at a steep price - the bill is expected to push US budget deficits to around $1trn (£720bn) a year. "To increase domestic spending and raise the debt ceiling was coupling two very bad policy decisions and with no reforms tied to it". Ms. Fudge said she planned to vote for the budget deal, which she said contained ... [Full Article...]

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown

House Passes Budget Measure To End Government Shutdown The 240-186 vote came in the pre-dawn hours, putting to bed a five-and-a-half hour federal freeze that relatively few would notice. Brokered earlier in the week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the deal that was passed is a $300 billion, two-year budget agreement that increases both military and domestic spending. [Full Article...]

Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump

Media Won't Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump Passage is all but assured in the Senate, but House leadership faces a hard road in moving the budget bill through the chamber. Some House conservatives signaled that would vote against the plan due to the spending increases. But now, with control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, it looks likely that the GOP's two most signifcant legislative achievements will be a tax reform l... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong in S Korea for Olympics

Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong in S Korea for Olympics The performance is the first by North Koreans in the South since 2000, when another orchestra crossed the border for a joint concert to mark Korea's Liberation Day on August 15. Kim Yo Jong and her delegation were greeted by government officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon, before boarding a bullet train to Pyeongchang. [Full Article...]

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct In her statement Thursday, Garcia wrote, "Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place". "She came back and was whispering real close and I could smell the booze and see she was pretty far gone, " he said. "I think our public also expects us to hold ourselves to a higher standard". [Full Article...]

Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms

Tokyo school criticized for Armani uniforms The school has told the board, "From the intention to make a uniform as a 'school of Ginza, ' we went around department stores and Armani accepted designing it as a result". " Opposition lawmaker Manabu Terada even raised the issue during a parliamentary session, questioning the logic of such an expensive uniform at a public school with students from a range of backgrounds". [Full Article...]

Occupied Kashmir shuts down to mark Guru's martyrdom anniversary

Occupied Kashmir shuts down to mark Guru's martyrdom anniversary Afzal, a resident of Sopore, was hanged and later buried in Delhi's Tihar jail on this day in 2013, evoking massive protests across the Kashmir valley . Earlier on Tuesday, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested ahead of the death anniversaries of Guru and Bhat. [Full Article...]

Egyptian army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Egyptian army announces major operation in Sinai, Nile Delta The Egyptian army on Friday announced the imminent launch of a wide-ranging operation aimed at targeting "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula, according to army spokesman Colonel Tamer al-Rifai. The campaign, which involves the army, navy, air force, border patrol and police, takes place ahead of a March election in which Al-Sisi is seeking a second term. [Full Article...]

Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report

Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who additionally sits on the Intelligence Committee, rejected the report in a tweet Thursday, taking note of that Warner "completely revealed" the contacts to the committee and saying they had "zero effect" on the committee's investigation. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map

Pennsylvania lawmakers face Friday deadline for new congressional map G.O.P. leaders appealed to the United States Supreme Court to block the order, but their request was denied on Monday by Justice Samuel Alito Jr. That case is scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court later this year, and the outcome is expected to be noteworthy as the court has never before weighed in on the issue of gerrymandering challenged on purely political grounds. [Full Article...]

Senate Hopes to Approve Budget Deal; White House Praises Measure

Senate Hopes to Approve Budget Deal; White House Praises Measure According to The Washington Post , the budget plan will add more than $560 billion dollars in federal spending between continuing tax breaks, an increase in military spending and funds pledged toward domestic programs the Democrats wanted included in any budget. [Full Article...]

Senate leaders forge ahead on funding deal as Trump threatens shutdown

Senate leaders forge ahead on funding deal as Trump threatens shutdown Both the Senate and the House approved a two-year deal, but not before the midnight deadline. Stay with Eyewitness News and abc7.com for more details as this story develops. Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits", Paul said. The proposal also represents a sharp change in tone for Republicans who under President Barack Obama railed strongly fo... [Full Article...]

Turnbull shares support for Barnaby Joyce's 'distressed' ex-wife

Turnbull shares support for Barnaby Joyce's 'distressed' ex-wife Though most Australian politicians have declined to comment on the affair, the country's parliament is weighing a ban on relationships between politicians and their staffers. 'I don't come to this debate pretending to be any form of saint, but I do believe in the current definition of marriage, which has stood the test of time. [Full Article...]

What to watch tonight in PyeongChang: Figure skating team event begins

What to watch tonight in PyeongChang: Figure skating team event begins If you say "hey Google, how many medals do Iceland have in the Olympics?" or "Alexa, what Olympic events are on today?", for example, then it will able to give you the answer straight away. The Remsen, New York native won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and is a two-time world champion. Morgan Schild, also competing for the USA, has had multiple injuries in recent years, but if healthy, cou... [Full Article...]

Brexit: Transition period not 'a given', says Barnier

Brexit: Transition period not 'a given', says Barnier Whether the United Kingdom could continue to participate in new justice and home affairs policies during the transition period. Still, he hopes the disagreements will be solved in the next negotiating round. He added: "Throughout these negotiations our attitude and my attitude has not been in the least discourteous or vindictive, we would never wish to punish the UK". [Full Article...]

'Miscalculation' in Syria could lead to wider regional war, warns report

'Miscalculation' in Syria could lead to wider regional war, warns report SANA called it an "aggression". 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. [Full Article...]


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