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Israeli police recommend PM Netanyahu to be indicted for bribery, fraud

Israeli police recommend PM Netanyahu to be indicted for bribery, fraud According to information leaked to the Israeli press, the deal apparently would have allowed the prime minister to receive more favorable coverage from the newspaper if he agreed to weaken the status of rival daily newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by USA casino magnate Sheldon Adelson . [Full Article...]

Kuster says Audit Shows VA Secretary Shulkin Demonstrated 'Extreme Carelessness'

Kuster says Audit Shows VA Secretary Shulkin Demonstrated 'Extreme Carelessness' In response, Shulkin claimed, first in an interview with Politico and then again to reporters after a committee hearing, that the email account of the aide, Vivieca Wright Simpson, had been hacked. Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Dr. Phil Roe, R. -Tenn., said he was "disappointed in the allegations raised by the report" and said he had instructed his staff to request additi... [Full Article...]

France threatens to hit Syria if chemical attacks proven

France threatens to hit Syria if chemical attacks proven The French President promised "retaliation and an immediate response from France " if the Syrian regime was found guilty who he said would eventually "be answerable to global justice" for its crimes. Despite repeated United States warnings, the Syrian regime was reported to have used chlorine gas in Idlib Province earlier this month. "We have some indications of the use of chlorine, but we do n... [Full Article...]

UK, Irish governments set for talks with Sinn Fein

UK, Irish governments set for talks with Sinn Fein Sinn Fein is now expected to outline the party's next move after the collapse of talks. The Irish and United Kingdom 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 says. [Full Article...]

Shaun White's Olympic gold tarnished by missteps

Shaun White's Olympic gold tarnished by missteps A moderator stepped in and tried to switch the focus back to his gold-medal performance despite more questions on the sexual assault allegations before White intervened and shut them down. Minimizing sexual harassment maximizes the harm to Ms. Zawaideh . Zawaideh and White settled the lawsuit in May for an undisclosed amount. [Full Article...]

Wish Donald Trump would treat women with more respect: Melinda Gates

Wish Donald Trump would treat women with more respect: Melinda Gates Among them: "Why don't you give more in the United States?" The two thus also explained why they haven't spent more money in the US and announced that they plan to increase their domestic funding going forward. "We've learned over the years that listening and understanding people's needs from their perspective is not only more respectful - it's also more effective", Melinda writes. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Chinese operatives have infiltrated scores of 'naive' U.S. universities

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Chinese operatives have infiltrated scores of 'naive' U.S. universities During the hearing, Republican senator Marco Rubio asked Wray about "the counterintelligence risk posed to USA national security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in science and mathematics". Several senators voiced concern about China's efforts to obtain USA technology through investments and the rise of two of its own giants, Huawei and ZTE, telecom companies with a ... [Full Article...]

A couple more inches of snow due for Flagstaff by Thursday

A couple more inches of snow due for Flagstaff by Thursday Due to the timing, we're calling this a "Low Impact", but if the storm trends stronger, amounts may warrant an upgrade to "Moderate Impact" . Along with the snow, a cold front will move in, according to the NWS. The forecast for the weekend calls for sunny skies with highs in the 50s. By Tuesday morning, more than nine inches of snow had fallen at Arizona Snowbowl and the Flagstaff region has a ... [Full Article...]

Ludicrous 'Fifty Shades Freed' wraps up a forgettably unsexy affair

Ludicrous 'Fifty Shades Freed' wraps up a forgettably unsexy affair Overall year-to-date domestic business as of Sunday is $1.234 billion (RM4.863 billion), down 1.8% from 2017. This weekend " Fifty Shades Freed ", "The 15:17 to Paris", and " Peter Rabbit " hit the box-office, hoping to cash-in on a slow winter weekend before Marvel's " Black Panther " releases nationwide. [Full Article...]

Pakistani Taliban Say Deputy Leader Was Killed in US Airstrike

Pakistani Taliban Say Deputy Leader Was Killed in US Airstrike American missiles struck a vehicle carrying the militant commander and five of his security guards as they were entering Pakistani territory from the Afghan side, Pakistani intelligence officials said; all of the security guards were also killed in the strike. [Full Article...]

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent In 2016, Lisa Alamia woke up from jaw surgery speaking with a British accent and was diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome as well. No, she's not insane. "When I was a little girl I used to always go to my mom and say, 'my bones hurt", she said. Myers's situation is especially peculiar since her accent doesn't sound like a speech disruption-on the contrary, it comes across as quite refine... [Full Article...]

Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station by 2025

Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station by 2025 Russian Federation already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE's newly released 2019 budget proposal seeks to end USA government funding for the International Space Station ( ISS ) by 2025. [Full Article...]

Scores of Russian mercenaries reportedly killed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria

Scores of Russian mercenaries reportedly killed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria It said the strikes, which reportedly killed about 100 of the attackers, were in self-defence. The Syrian government denounced the attack as " new aggression " and " an attempt to support terrorism ." . It is unclear who was paying the mercenaries involved in last week's attack, or what group they were a part of, but reports of a Russian private military company (PMC) by the name of Wagn... [Full Article...]

US 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia: intelligence chief

US 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia: intelligence chief National intelligence leaders testified before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday during its annual open hearing on "worldwide threats". Coats' assessment runs counter to statements from Trump, who has cast doubt on the notion of Russian meddling and denied any collusion by his associates with Russia ahead of his surprise November 2016 defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

ANC rejects South African President Jacob Zuma's bid to delay resignation

ANC rejects South African President Jacob Zuma's bid to delay resignation Mr Zuma's presidency has been marred by corruption scandals , slow economic growth and record unemployment. It remains unclear if Zuma, 75, will relent on Tuesday, but if he does not, he is expected to face a vote of confidence in parliament that he is likely lose, further jeopardizing his grip on power, the BBC reports . [Full Article...]

Martin Schulz resigns as leader of Germany's Social Democrats

Martin Schulz resigns as leader of Germany's Social Democrats Martin Schulz stepped down with immediate effect on Tuesday and said the party's committee had backed parliamentary floor leader Andrea Nahles as his successor. The SPD will now put a coalition deal to its 460,000 members for a vote later this month, with results due on March 4. Schulz is expected to take a seat on the SPD's backbenches. [Full Article...]

At least 3 dead, others injured in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon

At least 3 dead, others injured in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon The helicopter had at least seven people on board when it crashed, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said, citing local authorities. He did not have details of the crash. An after-hours phone call and email to Papillion were not immediately returned Saturday. The pilot and five passengers were killed. He told AP that the company has made improvements since then. [Full Article...]

Plane with 71 passengers aboard crashes near Moscow

Plane with 71 passengers aboard crashes near Moscow The Saratov Airlines flight had 65 passengers and six crew members on board, and was flying to Orsk. A rescue service source told the Russian news agency that the crashed plane was spotted from the air in the countryside in the Moscow region. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council considers measure demanding 30-day ceasefire in Syria

UN Security Council considers measure demanding 30-day ceasefire in Syria This time around, the USA military said that it was exercising its "inherent right of self-defense" in attacking the forces of a government whose territory American troops are occupying without either its consent or any mandate from the United Nations . [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi bats looking at keeper, says Rahul Gandhi

PM Narendra Modi bats looking at keeper, says Rahul Gandhi During the "Janashirvada Yatra" in the state, Gandhi also walked out of the bus and walked some distance on foot along with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and KPCC President G Parameshwara while the crowds tried to get close to him. But today with elections just round the corner, you are meeting a few farmers only as a PR event. Rahul Gandhi attached images that disclosed the price of Sukhoi aircra... [Full Article...]


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