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Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss

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The mortgage finance provider had net revenues of $5.5 billion in the previous quarter, but it has been required to send quarterly profits to the U.S. For the full year 2017, Fannie said it earned $2.5 billion, compared with $12.3 billion in 2016. The mortgage giant added that its annual pre-tax income for 2017 was $18.4 billion, compared with $18.3 billion in 2016 which it said reflects "the strength of the company's underlying business fundamentals". Read More »

UK, Irish governments set for talks with Sinn Fein

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The DUP has revealed that there was "no current prospect" of an agreement, bringing Wednesday's discussion to an end. The Irish and British governments will seek a way to get talks on restoring Northern Ireland's power-sharing government back on track and neither is contemplating a return of direct rule from London, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday, Reuters reported. Read More »

Venezuela to Seek 'Other Markets' in case of US Oil Embargo: Maduro

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Ms. Aljovín was backed by foreign ministers of the Lima Group, a coalition of 14 mostly conservative governments in the region formed past year to push for what it considers the restoration of democracy in Venezuela. Earlier Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said the country needs worldwide aid to help cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing over the border. Read More »

McConnell, Schumer Say Senate Will Navigate Political Division

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The president's plan protects Dreamers and boosts border security funding, but also abolishes the diversity visa lottery and restricts family reunification, a policy Trump calls " chain migration ". Democrats aim not to alienate an energized liberal base, which wants a quick resolution to DACA protections and opposes Trump's pledges to crack down on immigration . Read More »

FIFA's Infantino visits Putin to discuss World Cup preparations

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Putin had been scheduled to host Infantino at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi but he stayed in the capital following Sunday's plane crash near Moscow which killed all 71 people on board. They reportedly added that, if Putin's illness continues, the President's press office "may have to publish Putin's old meetings with officials in the guise of new ones". Read More »

Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

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Yildirim said that "the Aegean should be a sea of friendship between Greece" following a phone conversation with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras . According to Greek news agency AMNA, a Turkish patrol boat rammed into a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat near the Kardak islets in the southeastern Aegean on Monday. Read More »

Zimbabwe: Isu Tinoti, Zorora Murugare Morgan Tsvangirai

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Tsvangerai, a former prime minister in a power-sharing government with erstwhile president Robert Mugabe died on Wednesday morning. Sure Kamhunga- The only opposition party leader who was courageous despite mortal danger and brutality and beatings and jail to take Robert Mugabe regime head on. Read More »

Trump's daughter-in-law opens letter with unknown substance

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No one deserves to be frightened this way. "There is no excuse". According to a report in DailyNews, authorities were called at about 10 a.m.to the E. The Secret Service and police are investigating the incident. Schnall also said, "The media is inflaming a lot of hysteria with regard to Trump and this is just a product of that". Read More »

Michael Eavis Will Continue To Support Oxfam Amid Scandal

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Oxfam's senior leaders met with the Charity Commission yesterday and a statement from the regulator is expected later today. Speaking at the NME Awards, he told the Press Association: "We've raised millions through the years with Oxfam - six million quid and everyone's said what a wonderful charity they are and we still support them". Read More »

Trump administration proposes overhaul of food stamps

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The box would contain items such as shelf-stable milk, juice, grains, cereals , pasta, peanut butter , beans , canned meat, poultry or fish , and canned fruits and vegetables and be valued at about half of a SNAP recipient's monthly benefit . Read More »

More 'Jai Hinds' Heard In Arunachal Than Anywhere In India: PM Modi

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The Bharatiya Janata Party, he added, wants to strengthen connectivity in the state. "It is their double standards", PM Modi said during his public address in Agartala . The youth are asking to be taught Hindi, Modi said. He also announced that the Naharlagun- New Delhi express will run twice a week and will be called Arunachal Pradesh Express, according to reports. Read More »

Pakistan will pay for Sunjuwan misadventure: Defence Minister

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If India has to tackle Kashmir, first you have to understand the dynamics between Pakistan and China . More than 70,000 people have reportedly been killed in the conflict since 1989. "Intelligence inputs show that terrorists were controlled by their handlers from across border. The evidence has been scrutinised by National Investigation Agency who shall soon furnish a detailed report". Read More »

Six Nations 2018: Wales claim TMO mistake admitted to

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Their statement read: " World Rugby has clarified to the Wales team management as part of the usual review process with teams that the TMO made an error in the application of law during the England versus Wales match at Twickenham". England head coach Eddie Jones also recalled British & Irish Lions forwards James Haskell and Joe Marler who were suspended for the opening two rounds. Read More »

United Kingdom blames Russian Federation for 'NotPetya' cyberattack

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Russian Federation denied the accusation, saying it was part of "Russophobic" campaign it said was being waged by some Western countries. And now it seems that the British know who carried out the attack, after the government officially blamed the Russian military for carrying out the attack. Read More »

Afghan civilian casualties decreased 9 per cent in 2017

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Almost 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record, a United Nations report said Thursday. On May 31, in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital, at least 150 people were killed after a massive truck bomb ripped through the heart of Kabul's diplomatic district. Read More »

Police Recommend Indictments of Netanyahu

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We will continue to work together with you for the people of Israel until the end of our term", he said to a gathering of local government officials in Tel Aviv. A decision on whether to press formal charges against him now rests with the attorney general´s office, which is expected to take weeks or months to decide how to proceed. Read More »

United States pushes Russian Federation on Syria as UN warns of 'dangerous moment'

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She added that the US will continue to stand by Israel when it is "confronted with provocations from Iran , Hezbollah, or the Assad regime". Hailey tied the incident to an attack by pro-Syrian regime forces on US-backed coalition forces last week, accusing "actors", likely a veiled reference to Iran , of engaging in "a risky game of pushing boundaries, instead of behaving responsibly and committing to peace". Read More »

Trudeau government to create new legal framework for Indigenous people

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a speech in the House of Commons Wednesday about a so-called new legal framework regarding Indigenous people. It is unclear how long it would take for the measures to become law. However, Indigenous leaders in Canada remained skeptical of the government's intentions or ability to bring change to some of the fundamental problems facing their communities. Read More »

A medalist now too, Rippon embraces role at Olympics

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Adam Rippon made his 2018 Winter Olympics debut in Pyeongchang on Monday and did not disappoint. A brief perusal of Rippon's Twitter page show GIFs of him shoulder-dancing in a sparkly unitard (#FridayMood, ) pics of him posed saucily in a shower, naked from the waist down, and a couple of selfies with renowned drag queens who he credits as his inspiration, in part. Read More »

EFF explains why it wants early elections

He further said that the party would be supporting the Democratic Alliance's motion to dissolve parliament, so that fresh national elections could be held. "We don't have a Jacob Zuma problem". "The EFF patiently and relentlessly fought against Jacob Zuma's leadership of South Africa because he was a disaster‚ a post-colonial disaster who nearly brought South Africa to its total collapse. Read More »

Egypt police detain aide to presidential candidate Anan, says family

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Former Egyptian anti-corruption chief Hisham Genena, who had been campaigning to elect the main challenger to president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, was arrested on Tuesday, his family and lawyer said . "The armed forces will use all the rights it is guaranteed by the constitution to protect national security and preserve the country's honor and dignity", said an army spokesman. Read More »

Featured Stock Overview: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

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Northrock Partners Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 58.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opus Investment Management Inc bought 18,000 shares as the company's stock declined 6.89% while stock markets rallied. Read More »

Mount Hood, a popular but risky peak

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A climber was killed on Mount Hood in the Pacific Northwestern state of Oregon, US authorities said Tuesday, as dozens scrambled to rescue at least another eight who were either injured or trapped. Around 2 p.m., rescuers with the AMR Reach and Treat group reached the remaining climbers of Sumi's group, who had sheltered in place. "It was very hard to move under these types of conditions and she was very fearless and very stoic during her evacuation", he said of the woman who was rescued, ... Read More »

Pakistan signs ordinance to include Hafiz Saeed's JuD in banned group

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This banning comes right before the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris. Islamabad denies assisting militants in Afghanistan and India. Amid increasing pressure from the global community, Pakistan on Wednesday began seizing assets and funds belonging to Islamic charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the USA, officials said. Read More »

Tillerson says 'too early' for direct talks with North Korea

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Moon may have the support of some countrymen for a rapprochement with the North, but he's still bound by ties to the United States as South Korea's key ally and protector. "So the maximum pressure campaign is going to continue and intensify". "The goal is denuclearisation and the process is dialogue for dialogue, action for action, so if North Korea does not show actions, the United States and Japan will not change their policies", he said . Read More »

Breakout Olympic skater had to survive starving hell to get here

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Rippon proudly said, "I'm going to go to Target and I'm going to get a bottle of Sauvignon blanc, Oyster Bay, with the twist top, immediately". He was like, 'You're everywhere right now.' I was like, 'I know, I'm like America's sweetheart.' And he just laughed in my face because what you think of as sort of the American people embracing, I don't really think I, on paper, really embody much of any of that sort of perceived persona. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce's leadership has Nationals stuck in holding pattern

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But he has kept tight-lipped about his relationship with Vikki Campion , 33, describing it as private. In the short term, he is hostage to any new serious revelations in the media, and in the medium term, to his party's assessment about whether he has become a political negative, as a result of his affair with his former staffer Vikki Campion , who is expecting his child. Read More »

GM facing showdown with South Korea over exit plans

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Three other Korean plants will continue operations. The factory operated at barely 20% of its capacity past year, building both the Chevrolet Cruze sedan and the Orlando SUV. The current cost structure [in GM Korea] has become challenging, and we're going to have to take actions going forward to have a viable business. "Depending on the outcome of those restructuring efforts there could be broad global implications but as we said yesterday we need the full engagement of all stakeholders with a ... Read More »

What to Know About Alleged Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz

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The Broward County School District Superintendent, however, told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he did not know of any concerns raised about the student. Twelve people were shot dead in the school building, two outside, one in the street and two people were left with injuries from which they later died. Read More »

Breaking tradition: Meghan Markle sparkles in a pantsuit

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The news was confirmed by head of programming Liz Gateley during a conference, Deadline reported at the time . Prince Harry and Meghan met in the summer of 2016 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, thought to be fashion designer Misha Nonoo. Read More »

House panel investigation over former Trump aide Rob Porter

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Conway went on to say that "there's no question" that domestic violence "knows no demographic or geographic bounds", and she understands there is a stigma that surrounds these issues. Pence said that the Trump administration has "no tolerance for domestic violence", but added that "the White House could have handled this better". Read More »

Police respond to High School shooting in Florida DATE

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The Broward County Sheriff's Office has reported a total of at least 14 victims. One dozen victims were killed inside the building, two were killed outside the building and one at a street near the school. "And then she texted me". Brittani later was able to escape the school. Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said President Trump is aware of the shooting: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected", she said. Read More »

Russians, USA fall in NHL-less openers

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Many were wondering what kind of impact the NHL's decision not to send players to the Games would have on the Olympic tournament. Looks like Slovenia has a new hockey hero. Not the best start for the Americans. Jan Mursak who scored the winning goal, Jan Urbas, Rok Ticar of Slovenia and teammates celebrate the victory in overtime following the Ice Hockey Men Preliminary Round match between United States of America and Slovenia at Kwandong Hockey Centre on February 14, 2018 in ... Read More »