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Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim


Mr Joyce has announced he's resigning as Nationals leader, and will instead sit on the backbench, after falling under intense scrutiny over his relationship with a former staffer. "It's important that we. establish the facts", Senator Cormann said. "I want to thank him for his service as a minister, as deputy prime minister over our years in government", he said. Read More »

'Crisis Actors' YouTube Video Boy Says "I'm Not A Crisis Actor"


The prominence of the conspiracy theories led Republican Sen. One America News Network, a far-right outlet, helped spread Gateway Pundit's freakish, conspiratorial story. "We're working to improve the applications of these policies to ensure that videos containing hoaxes both in the video and in the title and description do not appear in the trending tab again". Read More »

Unions to rally before crucial US Supreme Court decision on dues


A ruling in favor of Janus would allow public sector employees to opt out of paying even these reduced "fair-share" fees. Girardin looked at what happened after MI enacted a "right to work" law, which forbid mandatory agency fees. One young speaker will discuss living in the United an undocumented immigrant and what it's like facing deportation under Trump Administration policy, says Tomas Kennedy, political director of Florida Immigration Coalition. Read More »

US Senator Bill Nelson credits Rubio for attending town hall


When asked by Emma González, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, if it should be harder for people to obtain semi-automatic weapons, Loesch focused on the mental state of those purchasing firearms. "My friends and I are anxious that we're going to be murdered in our classrooms", Ryan Schachter said. "I was a very politically active teenager and I'm on this stage as a result of that", she said. Read More »

State Senate rejects plan to expand Medicaid


Right now, McFarland says there's no agreement on what those measures should be. "I can read the tea leaves", he told members of the committee before asking that his measures also be shelved for now. "We must be good stewards of every penny we ask taxpayers to send to Richmond and not look to the questionable promise of uncertain taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C". Read More »

ENI ship blocked off Cyprus leaves for other work


Italy's Eni is diverting a drillship that had been preparing to explore for gas in Block 3 offshore Cyprus after a standoff with Turkish military vessels in the area, a company spokesman said Friday. Tusk said the leaders "are ready to cooperate with Turkey", but will assess next month whether to have the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scheduled for March 26 in Bulgaria. Read More »

S/African to die by hanging for spying in South Sudan


Their findings are a sharp departure from previous United Nations reports that documented crimes but not perpetrators. South Sudan won independence from the north in 2011, however, in the subsequent civil war, tens of thousands of people have been killed and a third of the population displaced, many of them to refugee camps in neighbouring Uganda, creating Africa's biggest refugee crisis. Read More »

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits


Data from the National Education Association, the biggest teachers union, shows that in 2016, West Virginia ranked 48th in average teacher salaries. Only Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota sat below it in the rankings, which included 50 states and the District. Read More »

Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars


Javier Mercado, 16, said the dog, named Rex, came to his rescue after burglars broke into his home Wednesday afternoon in Des Moines. Mercado spent almost an hour hiding in a closet before it was safe to come out. Cadena explained Rex used every ounce of strength he had "to do what his unconditional, loving instinct told him to" and protect the teen. The heroic pooch, Rex, attacked the armed intruders while 16-year-old Javier his upstairs in a wardrobe and phoned the police. Read More »

United Kingdom issues terror alert against South Africa


However, the British High Commission in Pretoria said advice on terrorism is not linked to the kidnapping, as it existed before the incident took place. "The vehicle the couple was driving in was found yesterday (Wednesday), and is now undergoing forensic tests", he said. The British alert, which has been updated to reflect the latest incident, added: "Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in South Africa". Read More »

Canada inked MOUs on Counterterrorism

Former Liberal Party health minister and ex-premier of British Columbia Ujjal Dosanjh has voiced concern over the state of Canada-India relations, saying: "Mr Trudeau can perhaps salvage our relationship (with India), but I think it hit rock bottom with this". Read More »

Jared Kushner's security clearance status is John Kelly's decision, Trump says

Aaron David Miller, who served as a senior adviser on Israeli-Arab peace to USA secretaries of state from 1988 to 2003, wrote on Twitter that "based on years in biz, doing Arab-Israeli negotiations requires access to top secret and codeword 411" - referring to code-word information out of reach of even those with permanent, top-secret security clearances. Read More »

Texas Permanent School Fund Decreases Holdings in Comcast Co. (CMCSA)

Crow Point Partners Llc who had been investing in First Republic Bank for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.24B market cap company. Guggenheim boosted their price target on shares of Comcast from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Read More »

Rwandan police say 5 Congolese refugees killed in protests


Five people were killed and 22 others wounded on Tuesday as protests over reduced food rations by refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) turned violent, Rwandan police said Friday. We regret that our continued appeals for maintaining calm and restraint were not considered. In January, UNHCR said it was cutting rations due to funding shortages. Read More »

President Trump Meets With Australian Prime Minister, Takes Questions


Speaking outside the White House in Washington, DC, Mr Turnbull repeatedly dodged questions about whether he wanted Mr Joyce to remain as the Nationals leader. A vehicle has driven into a barrier outside the White House. The Australian Embassy in DC has branded Mr Turnbull's trip " 100 Years of Mateship " to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Hamel in northern France where USA and Australian troops fought alongside each other for the first time. Read More »

'We are here to teach life, not take one'


On Thursday morning however, he clarified his remarks on Twitter by claiming that he never said "give teachers guns" unless they happen to be "gun adept" or military trained teachers or coaches, which still sounds like "give teachers guns". Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. had 'a good week' in India. Here's why


Trump Jr. has made several visits to India over the years and has repeatedly talked of the country's business opportunities, dismissing criticism that his family-owned business is profiting from his father's presidency. "With this trip to India, the Trump Organization is literally selling access to the first family", said Kathleen Clark, a law professor and ethics expert at Washington University in St. Read More »

Russian Federation strengthened the grouping in Syria with the latest Su-57


Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes announced on February 22 that the reported arrival of Russian stealth Su-57 fighter jets to Syria "raises the level of complexity for the (USAF) crew's to deal with". Designed by Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, the multirole Su-57 fighter took to the skies for the first time in 2010 - but only entered production this year. Read More »

White House Locked Down After Vehicle Strikes Barrier


The Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach" the security barrier, and the female driver was "immediately apprehended". It has Tennessee plates and had a patriotic bumper sticker with the word 'pray on it. One witness has claimed on social media that "police fired shots" at the vehicle however that has been refuted by the Secret Service. President Donald Trump was in the building at the time, having hosted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Read More »

Eric Branch Executed For Brutal Murder Of UWF Student


Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Before the injection was administered, he begged officials not to carry out his death sentence and shouted, "Murderers!" at his executioners, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Branch's last meal was a pork chop, T-bone steak, French fries and two pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a Corrections Department spokeswoman said. Read More »

Lithuania wants to keep current structure of European Union commissioners after Brexit - president


The amendment will provoke the ire of Brexiteers, who argue maintaining a customs union with the EU would restrict Britain's room for manoeuvre when negotiating free trade deals and is akin to not leaving the EU at all. The Labour MP told Sky News "Parliament is in the driving seat" in the Brexit process and claimed "we reflect where the people are". Lithuania also says that the future chief of the European Commission should continue to be elected by leaders of EU countries, not limiting ... Read More »

Trump Defends His Argument That Arming Teachers May Prevent Shootings


The idea of armed teachers , though, did not sit well with some educators. Trump offered some solutions, calling for more mental institutions and hospitals in addition to the idea of arming teachers . The chances of this never happening again are highly unlikely . "If [the Florida gunman] thought that other people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn't have gone there". Read More »

Chicago father charged with murder in "near decapitation" of toddler son


Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, police found two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo's body in a garbage bag in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. When the family called 911, Ortiz fled the house. State police caught up with Ortiz near Kankakee, Illinois, a few hours later and he was charged with first-degree murder, police said. Read More »

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC


Many politicians, however, are being forced to weigh the potential cost at the ballot box of receiving NRA donations in the wake of the Florida shootings and a passionate call for action by numerous victims' families and students. Schools are open, soft targets for anyone who is determined to commit mass murder. He said he would rather see Congress bolster background checks and crack down on sales at gun shows. Read More »

Call to halt Syrian bombing in Ghouta By


Lavrov further noted that Moscow is concerned that the aim of those who want to pass the Security Council resolution is to "demonize" the Syrian government in order to advance a Plan B to overthrow the regime in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which stipulates that Syrians themselves decide their own destiny. Read More »

Angry Birds maker falls from on high


The shock announcement triggered a mass sell-off on Thursday. Its shares fell by 50 per cent on Finland's main stock exchange in Helsinki to €4.94. The company has been in dire straits for some time, especially after reporting a 20 percent stock drop back in November. " Competition in the mobile game industry is very tough and user acquisition has become more expensive for the companies ", said Atte Riikola, analyst at Inderes Equity Research. Read More »

Ex-women's player Mleczko to do color analysis for National Hockey League game


In fact, no American was. Men's two-seater - Justin Kripps, Summerland, B.C., and Alex Kopacz, London , Ont., finished in a virtual tie with a German sled for the gold medal after compiling a time of three minutes, 16.86 seconds for the four runs; Nick Poloniato, Hamilton, and Jesse Lumsden, Burlington, Ont., placed seventh (3:17.74); and Chris Spring, Priddis, Alta., and Lascelles Brown, Calgary, ended up in 10th place (3:18.24). Read More »

Qatar condemns massacres in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

It is important to remind people that Eastern Ghouta is one of the so-called " de-escalation zones " where a number of the so-called opposition groups have been contained for some time. The regime, which is supported by Russian forces, intensified its operations against the enclave near Damascus on Sunday. It was the second straight day that the civilian death toll topped 100, after 127 were killed Monday in Eastern Ghouta's bloodiest day in four years. Read More »

Philippines slams United States intelligence report that tags Duterte as "regional threat"


Ambassador Sung Kim on Thursday. "Medialdea further directed our embassy officials and staff in the USA to provide the latter accurate information on the realities happening on the ground in the Philippines", Roque added. "Executive Secretary Medialdea likewise instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs, through our Philippine embassy in Washington D.C., to coordinate and engage with the United States agencies involved in the writing of the assessment", he said. Read More »

Ryder Cup hopeful Chris Wood looks for second Qatar title


The South Korean, who won in an exciting three-way play-off a year ago, finished three shots off the leaders, England's Eddie Pepperell and Aaron Rai , and France's Gregory Havret who all shot 65. "I surprised myself, really", said Pepperell, who finished third in Portugal and Netherlands previous year. The second round tees off this morning (Friday) with the first tee time of 6.30 am with the last starters teeing off at 12.30 pm with play expected to finish at around 5 pm. Read More »

Booking's (PCLN) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Deutsche Bank

Price T Rowe Associates Inc who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.44B market cap company. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Hold" rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, June 16. Wedbush maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $160 target in Friday, February 12 report. Read More »