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Trump just praised the White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Trump just praised the White House aide accused of domestic abuse Carroll, a White House lawyer who quietly became one of chief of staff John Kelly's deputies late previous year, is expected to be tapped to become the administration's drug czar as early as Friday, two sources with knowledge of the decision told CNN. [Full Article...]

Top DHS official says Russian hackers infiltrated U.S. voter systems in 2016

Top DHS official says Russian hackers infiltrated U.S. voter systems in 2016 Jeanette Manfra, the U.S. official overseeing cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said that Russian Federation has targeted the voter registration systems of 21 USA states ahead of the 2016 election . The Washington Post previously reported that computer systems in IL and Arizona were both successfully penetrated. Jeh Johnson, who served as the department's secretary during th... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Slams Police Chief Over Criminal Allegation 'Hints'

Netanyahu Slams Police Chief Over Criminal Allegation 'Hints' If they do recommend an indictment, it will then, as Netanyahu indicated in his Facebook post , be up to the attorney general to decide whether to move forward. Hours before Alsheich's interview was broadcast, Netanyahu hit back at media reports that said police believe there is sufficient evidence to charge him with taking bribes, fraud, and breach of trust, saying the legal authorities will ult... [Full Article...]

Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda becomes the first country to repeal same-sex marriage In a statement, Greg wrote , "As we all know, equality doesn't happen overnight, it takes time, it takes fearless individuals to stand up for what's right regardless of what society says". Foreign Office Minister Harriett Baldwin said "after full and careful consideration" the government had decided not to block the legislation. The British government could have blocked the territory from enact... [Full Article...]

Oil holds losses at below $62 as USA production surges to record

Oil holds losses at below $62 as USA production surges to record Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.1 percent to $66.93 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange. Futures fell as much as 1 percent in NY after Department of Energy data yesterday showed USA crude production jumped to a record 10.25 million barrels a day last week. [Full Article...]

Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them'

Bush on immigrants: 'We ought to say thank you and welcome them' While Bush said he didn't know whether Russian meddling actually affected the outcome of the election, he was still troubled by the damage that such meddling can do to American democracy. "There are people willing to do jobs that Americans won't do", he said. And with allegations still swirling about President Trump's election campaign and Russian involvement, he added: "I would say he's [Pu... [Full Article...]

Russian FM: US Wants a Divided Syria

Russian FM: US Wants a Divided Syria Veale said no coalition or U.S. personnel had been killed or wounded in the engagement but that one member of the Syrian Democratic Forces was wounded. The minister's statement followed a US-led coalition attack that killed 100 Assad regime troops. The officials said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed to the summit during a telephone c... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 announced

United Kingdom act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 announced SuRie - real name Susanna Cork - was announced as the victor of Eurovision You Decide during a live event in Brighton on Wednesday (February 7), which was broadcast on BBC Two . The victor will be selected via the combination of a public televote, consisting of televoting and online voting, and the votes of a professional jury panel. [Full Article...]

80 missing in Taiwan quake, compelling action in Durham

80 missing in Taiwan quake, compelling action in Durham The 6.4-magnitude quake was recorded at 11:50 p.m., and was centered about 14 miles northeast of Hualien , a city of 110,000 on Taiwan's east coast, the United States Geological Survey reported. Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, was at the scene and said that Taiwan was grateful for the offers of assistance and support from the rest of the world. [Full Article...]

Kenya police arrest opposition member current at Odinga's 'swearing in'

Kenya police arrest opposition member current at Odinga's 'swearing in' Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed. This comes days after opposition National Super Alliance organized a ceremony in Which Raila Odinga was Sworn in as the People's president of Kenya. [Full Article...]

India is disturbed over emergency in Maldives: MEA

India is disturbed over emergency in Maldives: MEA Police said that they have arrested Chief Justice Saeed and Supreme Court Judge Ali Hameed in an ongoing investigation. The Supreme Court has argued otherwise, saying "there are no obstacles in implementing the ruling and that this has been informed to the Prosecutor General's office". [Full Article...]

Page Referred to Himself as 'Advisor' to Kremlin Staff in 2013 Letter

Page Referred to Himself as 'Advisor' to Kremlin Staff in 2013 Letter Pressed by anchor George Stephanopoulos if he had communicated with the president via phone, email or text, Page replied: "Never". I never spoke with him any time in my life. Trump's campaign team, including Mr. Page. Page added, he appreciates the New York Times' effort to obtain the FISA applications the Federal Bureau of Investigation submitted to court, saying "I hope they get it". [Full Article...]

Mother finds 2-year-old daughter frozen on front porch, police say

Mother finds 2-year-old daughter frozen on front porch, police say Wynter Parker , 2, was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The girl later died at a hospital. A 2-year-old OH girl found dead in the freezing cold on her front porch. No charges have been filed. The incident remains under investigation, police said. Some neighbors said they often saw the children outside and had to bring them back to their home. [Full Article...]

Fed Slaps Unusual Penalty On Wells Fargo Following 'Widespread Consumer Abuses'

Fed Slaps Unusual Penalty On Wells Fargo Following 'Widespread Consumer Abuses' Janet Yellen , chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve , joins her predecessor, Ben Bernanke , at the Brookings Institution . Perhaps the wealthiest Fed chair, Mr Powell, who turned 65 yesterday, succeeds Ms Janet Yellen, who ends the first and only term held by a woman. [Full Article...]

North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda posters featuring mascots to Seoul

North Korea sends Winter Olympics propaganda posters featuring mascots to Seoul [Full Article...]

Iran says U.S. nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

Iran says U.S. nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation' The US should drop its "cold war mentality" and take action to reduce its nuclear arsenal, China's defence ministry said on Sunday after the Pentagon described China and Russian Federation as potential threats. The Pentagon document , which is largely in line with the previous review in 2010, said the U.S. would modify a small number of submarine-launched ballistic missile warheads with low-yie... [Full Article...]

Ryan Celebrates School Secretary's '$1.50 A Week' Paycheck Increase From Tax Bill

Ryan Celebrates School Secretary's '$1.50 A Week' Paycheck Increase From Tax Bill He's been coaching other Republican lawmakers to sell the $1.5 billion tax cut to voters, and telling people on Twitter to check their paychecks for wage hikes. It seemed like a safe move: Paul Ryan was tweeting out an Associated Press story detailing how. While it's hard to be sure, since President Donald Trump refuses to release his income tax records, The Washington Post has written... [Full Article...]

White House to abandon controversial nominee for Council on Environmental Quality head

White House to abandon controversial nominee for Council on Environmental Quality head Though she worked as a top regulator heading the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund told Buchele that Hartnett White stands out for an "unusual" opposition to regulations. Environmentalists, who had been alarmed by her nomination, celebrated the news. Hartnett White suggested in 2014 that fossil fuels helped lead to the end of slavery becau... [Full Article...]

Congress sweeps Rajasthan in by-polls, BJP concedes defeat

Congress sweeps Rajasthan in by-polls, BJP concedes defeat Rajasthan, like Gujarat, had given the BJP a clean sweep in the 2014 parliamentary polls. Thursday also saw verdicts come in for two byelection seats, one Lok Sabha and one assembly, in West Bengal. He added to good measure that "the Vasundhara Raje government hasn't done anything the past four years". "Young people in this country have realised that the politics of polarisation doesn't work",... [Full Article...]

Kashmir students beaten in Haryana

Kashmir students beaten in Haryana Commenting on the matter, the investigating police officer, Kamaldeep said, "Total 6 people are accused in incident of assault on 2 Kashmiri youths in Mahendergarh out of which 3 people have been arrested and 3 others identified on the basis on a CCTV footage". [Full Article...]


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