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Trump backs $1.3T spending bill after veto threat


He said the more than $60 billion increase in military spending will help build planes, ships, helicopters and other materials needed. So, will he or won't he sign the bill? He called it a "ridiculous situation". Trump teased a 1 p.m. "news conference" on Twitter Friday, where the official said he will sign the bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight. Read More »

China calls on USA to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations


It is not yet clear if or when China will implement the tariffs in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese goods. At a time when US wine exports have been slipping overall, there's been growth in exports to China, where a rapidly growing middle class is adopting many Western tastes. Read More »

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier accorded ceremonial welcome


Earlier today, the German President and his wife Elke Budenbender paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Raj Ghat. President Steinmeier, who arrived in India on Thursday, was received at New Delhi by Minister of State (MoS) Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia at the airport in New Delhi. Read More »

Syrian refugees in Turkey start to return to Afrin

The phone call marks the third time the two leaders have spoken on the phone since November 2017. "We have made it very clear with the Turkish government that we continue to operate there", Heather Nauert at a press conference said in a response to a question about the U.S.' stance on Manbij. Read More »

Red Bud man pleads guilty to producing child porn


The images and videos depicted acts of violence, bondage and bestiality involving children, the document said. In the text exchange between them, this child repeatedly told Horan that she would kill herself. The Gowanda man also allegedly offered to send other pictures of children to the undercover officer if child pornography was received in return. Twenty-one of those counts are related to child pornography; three are drug charges. Read More »

High School Students Planning Pro-Life 'Walkout'


This wasn't about if you knew them, this was about honoring the innocent lives and standing up for stricter gun laws so we won't have to face this fear of gun violence while trying to get an education. "Like, it doesn't seem like anything is going on and if they're not going to make a difference, then like, someone's got to step up and do that". The walkout sparked debate and controversy and lead to many strong emotions about protesting and what the correct way to create change would be. Read More »

Erdogan vows to target other Syrian towns following Afrin operation

The suggestion of targeting Iraq is recent, but comes just days after Turkey reached a deal with the Iraqi government allowing their military to carry out actions against border Kurdish factions inside Iraqi territory. "We'll continue this process until we completely abolish this corridor", Erdogan said earlier this week, referring to a string of Kurdish-held town in northern Syria. Read More »

Turn off your lights, celebrate Earth Hour


Participants can share information about the places where they will switch off lights at Other hotels to issue press releases on their involvement include Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel, Le Méridien Taipei, Humble House Taipei, Mu Jiao Xi Hotel, Caesar Park Hotel Taipei, Caesar Metro Taipei, The Westin Taipei, Courtyard Taipei, Miramar Garden Taipei and Miramar Hotel Hsinchu. Read More »

Australian Opener Bancroft Lands in Ball Tampering Controversy


Bancroft then produced a black cloth while speaking with the umpires, seemingly showing what he used while cleaning the ball. "You can see that he's taking something out of his pocket, using it on the ball, and once the message comes out (to the umpires) he's clearly hiding it away". Read More »

Trump signs $1.3tn bill, but 'never again'


It's only hours old. Some people don't even know what's in it". Trump had until midnight Friday to sign a bill or a government shutdown would ensue. Meanwhile the fate of Dreamers rests with federal courts, whose rulings have blocked Trump's administration from ending DACA for now, and ordered the resumption of DACA permit renewals. Read More »

Policeman killed, four others wounded in Egypt auto bomb explosion


No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion. State-run MENA news agency said the public prosecutor ordered an investigation into the incident. Egypt has recently witnessed a number of deadly terrorist attacks on civilians, the deadliest being an attack on worshippers at a North Sinai mosque in November 2017, which killed more than 300 people. Read More »

When will the snow from nor'easter Toby stop falling?


A late season snowstorm will impact parts of eastern Iowa and northwestern IL tonight into Saturday . Forecasters are now expecting approximately a coating to 2 inches of snow to fall in Boston and across Eastern Massachusetts. Almost 230 departures and arrivals were canceled Thursday , including 137 at Newark Liberty airport and 90 at JFK. NY had at least 5 inches and braced for a total of 6 to 12. Read More »

Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaches Rajya Sabha with TMC support


The four TMC candidates who won the RS election are Nadimul Haque , Subhasish Chakraborty , Abir Biswas and Santunu Sen, he said. TMC supported Singhvi in the Rajya Sabha poll who contested as the fifth candidate as the Congress did not have the strength in the Assembly to get its candidate elected. Read More »

Météo-France place neuf départements en vigilance orange — Neige et verglas


Sur les autres départements des Pyrénées et de l'Occitanie . Compte tenu des températures prévues, la neige sera lourde et possiblement collante. Si samedi il y a eu jusqu'à cinq centimètres de neige par endroit, notamment à Paris, ce dimanche est plus clément de ce côté-là avec seulement quelques flocons le matin, en région parisienne comme en Normandie, en Bretagne en Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ainsi qu'en Alsace-Lorraine (où les plaines devraient tout de même bien blanchir). Read More »

Overnight search of Cambridge Analytica's London office


The watchdog is leading the probe with the backing of the European Union's remaining 27 regulators, who this week vowed to collaborate to get to the bottom of the "very serious allegation with far-reaching consequences". Lawmakers in the US have also called on Zuckerberg to testify about how Facebook safeguards user data. The so-called psychographic modelling techniques, which were built in part with the data harvested from Facebook, underpinned the company's work for then-Republican nominee ... Read More »

Track and field athletes share race day routines


We've been trying to make advertisements and post on social media and try to get awareness out. Sierra's Jesse Hurtado was one of the top performers in varsity boys competition. He later won the long jump [19-07.50], and the triple jump [40-03], another would-be automatic qualifying distance. "When I was 8, I ran the HRIS Cross-country (XC), and out of 100 runners, I came 18th", Ashley said. Read More »

BSP: SP did its best; Akhilesh cancels victory celebration


Attacking the BJP in sharp words, the BSP supremo said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah had used the system to make their candidates win, adding that an environment of fear was created due to which cross-voting happened. They exterted all their force to ensure that the BSP candidate does not win at any cost. The next major test on the cards will be the Kairana Lok Sabah and Noorpur Assembly bypoll within next five months. Read More »

Facebook Gave Data Dump Of 57 Billion Friendships To Cambridge Researcher


If you're considering joining the masses, here's what you need to know. In fact, I feel no such outrage as I left Facebook in 2009 after growing uncomfortable with the amount of information they were gathering on me. Wood :. If people start using Facebook less and all of those school groups, or organizing groups or even government groups that use Facebook for communication have to build their own websites or start communicating in other ways - is there any way to quantify what that might ... Read More »

Arun Jaitley, Veerendra Kumar to contest RS election today


While in West Bengal. Counting of ballots will be taken up at 5 pm, just an hour after the ending of voting. The replacement of retiring Rajya Sabha members is also important because it is happening when Opposition parties are scrambling to band together for next year's general elections, following BJP's loss in three Lok Sabha by-elections on Wednesday. Read More »

Half of PSL 4 matches to be held in Pakistan


He also said, "Holding PSL matches in Lahore and Karachi will send a positive message to the world". Afridi, who was injured during the course of the third PSL which eventually led to his franchise Karachi Kings failing to reach the final, also said that the increased number of foreign players coming to Pakistan for the playoffs and final was exciting. Read More »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to work together for regional peace


According to an official statement, issues of mutual importance were discussed during the meeting and the two sides expressed hope that the bilateral ties will continue to grow in the future. It shows that irrespective of the political party and colour, Sri Lanka's political leadership has a consistent approach towards Pakistan. Discussions were held at the Prime Minister's official residence in Islamabad . Read More »

Market Insights on Oasis Petroleum Inc (OAS)

EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to shareholders. EPS in next five years is expected to touch 15.00% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -16.20% along with sales growth of 12.70% in the last five years. Read More »

Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning row


A British policeman who was also poisoned when he went to help them is in a serious but stable condition. She told the Parliament that after chairing a meeting of the UK's National Security Council (NSC) earlier today, the government had concluded that Russia was "culpable" as it had no credible explanation that could suggest they lost control of the nerve agent used against the former Russian spy . Read More »

When do the clocks go forward? Everything you need to know


It meant agricultural work, which had fewer workers around after many farmhands joined the armed services, could go on later into the evening. Clocks on church towers across the county will be getting altered and one of the most unusual clocks, the Telford time machine in Telford shopping centre, will also be reset. Read More »

Moscow slams UK as EU recalls bloc's envoy


The European Union is recalling its ambassador from Moscow for consultations over the nerve gas attack against a former spy in Britain earlier this month, reinforcing a united stand with Prime Minister Theresa May against Russian Federation. Read More »

Punxsutawney Phil wanted for deception after winter storms continue in the Northeast


Outside the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, you'll find the Warrant Wall where pictures of wanted suspects are posted. "(Visitors) stop, they look, they do the double take because they can't believe what they're seeing". Some areas saw several inches of snow. Marylanders received the most snow they had gotten all season. "I think it's good. I think they need to get him", said Stroudsburg, PA resident Mary Montgomery. Read More »

Data row firm Cambridge Analytica's offices raided after court order


Cambridge Analytica is embroiled in an worldwide controversy over its harvesting of the data of millions of Facebook users. Kaiser, who acted as a spokeswoman for Cambridge Analytica before and after the 2016 referendum, said she was ordered by the company to deny the firm was involved with the Brexit issue. Read More »

European Union recalls envoy to Russian Federation in wake of Salisbury attack


It also said European Union states would "coordinate on the consequences to be drawn in the light of the answers provided by the Russian authorities". Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said his government heard the "strong signal" from the bloc's leaders. Arriving in Brussels earlier, Mrs May said: "Russia staged a brazen and reckless attack against the United Kingdom". Read More »

U.S. drops charges for most of Erdogan's bodyguards


USA federal prosecutors have dropped charges against 11 of 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security team who were accused in connection with the beating of protesters during their visit to Washington past year, the latest twist in a case that caused a diplomatic rift between the US and Turkey . Read More »

Trump Slaps China with $60bn Tariffs, Beijing Vows Retaliation


The trade rep has not said exactly which products and goods specifically will be subject to the 25 per cent hike in duties. USTR has up to 15 days to seek public comment and decide on the list of proposed tariffs . "For the short term, the sentiment could be hit hard due to the trade tensions between China and the United States, though the impact on China's economic fundamentals could be limited", said Yan Kaiwen, an analyst with China Fortune Securities. Read More »

Teenage girl charged with murder


The victim was located on a property near the intersection of Highway 201 North and North Street. Shortly after 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, Guynes and another person were detained near Cardinal Drive and Spring Street, police said. His name is being withheld at this time. Eric Guynes, 46, of Mountain Home faces charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree battery, first-degree assault, arson and first-degree criminal mischief, records show. Read More »

China may hike tariffs on United States pork, other goods in trade spat


It stresses that the USA needs to be forceful, but civil to limit potential blowback on the economy. "That's why manufacturers have welcomed President Trump's focus on addressing this serious problem", Timmons says. These unilateral moves have prompted strong opposition and warnings from business groups around the world. In a letter to Trump on Sunday, 45 US trade associations, representing retail, technology, agriculture and other consumer-product industries, urged the administration not to ... Read More »

China should target United States soybeans, says former finance minister

Dozens of industry groups sent a letter last weekend to Trump warning that "the imposition of sweeping tariffs would trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the US economy, provoking retaliation; stifling USA agriculture, goods, and services exports; and raising costs for businesses and consumers". Read More »