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The US Really Doesn't Have A Lot Of Options In Syria


With a concerted effort led by the United States at the United Nations , he said, the global community can deny Syria's government the funding it would need to remain. The statement did not say whether the incident caused casualties. In addition, the UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene sometime to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria, especially in Eastern Ghouta , on the request of Sweden and Kuwait, who will chair the UNSC for February. Read More »

Ex-wife says Porter asked her to 'downplay' posts describing abuse


Elizabeth Zimmerman, the co-president of the Westchester chapter of the National Organization for Women, says it is horrifying that domestic abuse still happens. Even that came into question during a February 8 White House press briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah , who said that Porter had been "terminated" and cleared out his desk earlier in the morning. Read More »

Syrian regime's offensive claims 'highest death toll' in months


The Syrian army said Israeli war planes fired a number of rockets from Lebanese airspace targeting an army position in a rural area near Damascus on Wednesday, a statement carried by Syrian state television said. "These attacks must end now", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "Many civilians trying to return home have been killed and injured by unexploded ordinance", it stated. Read More »

Rose McGowan's Former Manager Jill Messick Dies At 50


Messick, who worked for Addis-Wechsler - now Industry Entertainment - managed McGowan when the actress claimed she was attacked by Weinstein in a hot tub at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival . "In the face of inappropriate behavior, Jill handled the situation appropriately". The family also says Messick suffered from depression and bipolar disorder. Read More »

Syria Warns Israel of 'Grave Ramifications' of Alleged Airstrike


Former US president Barack Obama was among the mourners issuing his infamous red line warning to Damascus to halt such attacks or face the vengeance of his own country. He neither confirmed nor denied Wednesday's raid but said: "The force behind everything is Iran and we must pinpoint the laser on it". Senior UN aid official Ursula Mueller told the council last month that the Syrian government blocked all aid convoys to besieged areas in January. Read More »

Special committee to investigate abuse


But she has not yet received a commitment. Investigators said Nassar molested numerous girls and women while claiming to be treating them for injuries. Letters requesting the information were sent to the gymnastics governing bodies, Michigan State University, Karolyi Training Camps and Gedderts' Twistars USA Gymnastics Club. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino Apologizes for Controversial Rape Comments Regarding Roman Polanski


During the chat between Howard and Quentin , the director suggested that Roman had consensual sex with a 13-year-old, Samantha Geimer . " So, Ms Geimer, I was ignorant, and insensitive, and above all, incorrect ". Tarantino seems to be on the circuit for making amends: he helped Thurman get back footage from 15 years ago of her crashing into a palm tree while driving during the filming of Kill Bill . Read More »

Anger rises from left as DACA left out of budget deal again


ET, after the shutdown deadline. "I'm not advocating for shutting down the government", Paul said in an interview on Fox News. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way just because my party is now complicit in the deficits". Read More »

United Nations asked to allow sanctioned N. Korean to attend Olympics


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang . " Let the world know we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with a response that is rapid, overwhelming and effective ", said Pence. Read More »

Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit


And the possible role India can play in enhancing peace in the region, as well as discussing different economical aspects beyond the existing ties we already possess", he said. Modi is expected to arrive in Amman Friday afternoon and meet Jordan King Abdullah II. Speaking on apportionment of development funds to Tripura, the prime minister said, "As per the formula for devolution of funds from the Centre, Tripura has always been a recipient of 89% of its (central government) annual ... Read More »

Should North Koreans get Samsung phones donated to the Olympics?


South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet North Korean government delegates to the PyeongChang Olympic Games this week, his office said on Thursday. Trump and other senior officials have repeatedly said that time is running out before North Korea gains the capability to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. Read More »

Taiwan quake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts


The temblor , which affected the east coast of the island, killed at least 10 people and injured more than 270 others. "I'm still afraid because things kept on falling down". When rescue workers reached the Canadian couple at about 3:29 p.m. Friday, the two bodies were found next to each other but the woman's was crushed under a pillar, one of the team members said. Read More »

North Korea stages military parade on eve of Olympics


There is speculation on social media in South Korea about whether Ms Kim will meet Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, or USA president Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, who is attending the closing ceremony. There has been an apparent thaw in relations between North and South Korea in recent weeks. The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter USA aggression. Read More »

A chilly day, and breezy at times Thursday


Warmer temps are on the way this weekend with temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 40s on Saturday . The mid 30s are in store on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. TUESDAY: Rain showers will develop, with a milder high temperature of 53 degrees. We'll see mostly sunny skies for your Thursday with highs in the upper-50s. Read More »

NEET 2018 UG Notification Released


The candidates from these States will now be eligible for admissions to 15% All India quota seats. Candidates who don't belong to India has to submit the passport number. The NEET (UG) will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with a single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Read More »

Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill


A broad budget deal could ease the brinkmanship over spending that roils Washington so regularly that financial markets barely flinch anymore at the threat of a government shutdown . If a shutdown continues into the morning - as most agencies begin their workdays and government operations not authorized to continue during a shutdown would normally begin - workers across the government would begin to go on furlough until appropriations resume, although the OMB official noted that those ... Read More »

Three 'militants' killed in United States drone strike in North Waziristan


The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against three Pakistanis, designating them as "global terrorists" for their links to terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Taliban. It said he was previously a bomb expert for Aminullah in eastern Afghanistan and shipped bomb-making chemicals from Pakistan to Afghanistan. "We are targeting operatives who have provided logistical support, improvised explosive devices, and other technological assistance to Al Qaeda, LeT, the Taliban and ... Read More »

How Does Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Stack Up Right Now?

If we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is 4.19%, whereas Month Volatility is at 2.40%. Bowen Hanes And accumulated 10,805 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Drilling down, the stock is 1.16% for the past month and 0.05% for the week. Pnc Fincl Service Group Inc reported 130,910 shares. Analysts await Time Warner Inc. Read More »

South Korean firms hope North-South complex will reopen


Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Thursday vowing to send a strong message to the North that it must abandon its nuclear weapons. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea. They will be joined in the South by Kim Yong-nam, Pyongyang's nominal head of state. Read More »

AccuWeather Blames National Weather Service for False Alarm Tsunami Warning


Once users clicked on the alert, an accompanying text made clear that it was "a test to determine transmission times involved in the dissemination of tsunami information". The error came less than a month after a false incoming ballistic missile alarm was sent out to the mobile phones of Hawaii residents. One day after that false warning of a coming tsunami rocked Americans along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, two of the principals at the center are engaged in a storm of finger-pointing. Read More »

Senate Hopes to Approve Budget Deal; White House Praises Measure

Both votes will take place on Thursday, ahead of a midnight deadline for a government shutdown , the newspaper said . Immigration reform was a key point of debate during the previous government shutdown until Schumer secured votes to end the shutdown after McConnell promised a vote on DACA funding in the future. Read More »

BC premier, labour minister set to make announcement on minimum wage


Currently, B.C.'s minimum wage is $11.35 an hour. "Our small businesses, especially those in the service sector, are vulnerable to increasing costs from various sources", Huberman said. More than 20 per cent of all workers in B.C. earn less than $15 an hour. In the near-term, it will go up a $1.30 to $12.65 per hour as of June 1, 2018. Read More »

Cleveland Cavs Trade Jae Crowder In 3-Team Deal


Thomas played for Washington from 2008-11, averaging 16.4 points and 4.0 assists per game in three seasons. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Cavs sent Frye, point guard Isaiah Thomas and a protected 2018 first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr . Read More »

Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea


Pence pledged that his message in any potential interaction would include the same point he has been making publicly: that the North must renounce its nuclear weapon and missile programs. He also said Washington may see Kim Yo Jong as an avenue to deliver messages to Kim Jong Un. He'll bring to the games the father of Otto Warmbier, the USA student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention. Read More »

Pelosi says she's voting "no" on budget deal, talks infrastructure plans


With the clock ticking toward another government shutdown , Republicans and Democrats in Congress remained at odds Thursday over a sweeping bipartisan budget deal that would boost spending on military and domestic priorities and increase the nation's debt limit but leave unaddressed the controversial status of young immigrants known as Dreamers. Read More »

Iranian and North Korean athletes to receive Samsung phones after diplomatic row

US Vice President, who is now on a trip to Asia and will attend Friday's opening ceremony , said Pyongyang's attendance will not hide its nuclear and missile threat and its human rights abuses. The more hawkish view is the North Koreans are taking a conciliatory stance to put pressure on the alliance between the US and South Korea. The Pyeongchang Games have taken on an unusually political tone after the North agreed to participate. Read More »

US Lawmakers to Vote on Budget Deal Negotiated in Senate


The timing of the votes was unclear as Pelosi ended her eight-hour speech early last evening. The package would boost US government spending on national defense and domestic programs by $300 billion over a two-year period, ending years of mandatory budget caps Republicans argued were hollowing out America's military and Democrats said were harming the needy. Read More »

White House instructs agencies to prepare for 'possible' shutdown

Over the past several months, congressional leaders have been negotiating a deal that would raise spending caps for the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, and the next one for both defense and non-defense programs. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned that time was running short. McConnell said the measure would rewrite existing defense limits that have "hamstrung our armed forces and jeopardized our national security". Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Winter Olympics in South Korea


Dressed in a long black winter coat and fedora, Kim could be seen at the beginning of the event walking on a red carpet with his wife, Ri Sol Ju , and Kim Yong Nam, the country's ceremonial head of state. "It looks like North Korea had potential reaction from the global community in mind and toned down the scale and message of the event a lot", said Lim Eul-Chul, a North Korean studies professor at Kyungnam University. Read More »

More civilians die as air raids intensify in Eastern Ghouta


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the deaths, which it said raised the number of people killed in the area since January 29 to 384, including 94 children. In a separate investigation, experts in war crimes and violations of the laws of war under worldwide law said that they were conducting a series of investigations regarding bomb reports that had been made using chlorine gas which is outlawed. Read More »