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Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu shake hands prior to their meeting in Tehran on February 7, 2018. The three countries, now in the throes of the Syrian civil war as President Bashar al-Assad's backers, held a meeting late last year and a peace conference earlier this year in the Russian resort city of Sochi. [Full Article...]

Congress protests against PM Modi's remarks, Renuka Chowdhury wants privilege notice

Congress protests against PM Modi's remarks, Renuka Chowdhury wants privilege notice Coming out in strong defence of former union minister Renuka Chowdhury, women leaders of the Congress party have lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking Chowdhury in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday for laughing loudly during his remarks on Aadhaar . [Full Article...]

WhatsApp with UPI Based Payments now available to select beta users

WhatsApp with UPI Based Payments now available to select beta users WhatsApp made the headlines when it announced the UPI based payments feature for Indian users. The feature, however, is now been activated through the server side, so it is possible that you may not see it even if you have one of these app versions installed. [Full Article...]

SuRie wins Eurovision: You Decide 2018!

SuRie wins Eurovision: You Decide 2018! SuRie said she would celebrate her win with "a bottle of something bubbly and a straw". SuRie is a Eurovision veteran compared to numerous wide-eyed contestants who take to the stage. SuRie follows in the footsteps of last year's Eurovision: You Decide victor Lucie Jones, who placed 15th in last year's contest with 111 points, the UK's highest placing since 2011. [Full Article...]

Pence, Abe stand strong against North

Pence, Abe stand strong against North But so far, China has failed to agree to a game-changing oil embargo, and there remains fierce debate inside the White House on whether preemptive military action will be needed to stop North Korea's drive for nuclear power status. A potential escalation of sanctions could be the US blacklisting Chinese banks accused of providing North Korea access to the worldwide financial system and facilitatin... [Full Article...]

China Export And Import Growth Exceeds Expectations

China Export And Import Growth Exceeds Expectations Cross-border capital flows and transactions remained stable in January, it said. President Donald J. Trump's administration has increased duties on Chinese-made washing machines, solar modules and other goods it says are being sold at improperly low prices. [Full Article...]

House Intel Republicans plan to wall off aides from Democratic staffers - literally

House Intel Republicans plan to wall off aides from Democratic staffers - literally CBS News reported on Tuesday that the California Republican, a member of Trump's transition team, may build a wall before the president (and may make the Democrats pay for it). The report about the wall comes amid the increasingly volatile environment over the released GOP surveillance memo and the still unreleased Democratic countermemo. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Best In 7 Months

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Best In 7 Months The Rasmussen survey , the organization's daily Presidential Tracking Poll, also found 34 percent strongly approve of the way Trump is performing and 43 percent strongly disapprove. In the Quinnipiac survey, 39 percent of respondents approved of the tax plan, which slashed business tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent and offered a series of more modest individual tax cuts. [Full Article...]

AAA Says Drowsy Driving To Blame In Nearly 10 Percent Of Accidents

AAA Says Drowsy Driving To Blame In Nearly 10 Percent Of Accidents Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Frank Lewis does motor vehicle enforcement and says the issue of drowsy drivers is most critical behind the wheel of a big rig. "You know it's time to pull over and maybe take a 20 minute cat nap in a rest area". To help prevent drowsy driving AAA recommends to travel during times when you're normally awake, avoid eating heavy foods before driving, and to avoid ... [Full Article...]

Chinese Police Using Surveillance Sunglasses to Catch Criminals

Chinese Police Using Surveillance Sunglasses to Catch Criminals A police officer in China wears a pair of smartglasses with a facial recognition system. The facial recognition sunglasses used by the police are the latest component in China's burgeoning tech-surveillance state. "By making wearable glasses , with AI on the front end, you get instant and accurate feedback. You can decide right away what the next interaction is going to be", h... [Full Article...]

Israel kills Hamas militant suspected of murdering rabbi

Israel kills Hamas militant suspected of murdering rabbi The Jenin governor and Nasser family both affirmed Tuesday morning Ahmed's death, Palestinian media reported . One terrorist was killed and another captured in that raid, though their identities were not disclosed. According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are now held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and 300 minors. On Tuesday morning, Liberman congratulated t... [Full Article...]

Bermuda restores ban on same-sex marriage

Bermuda restores ban on same-sex marriage In the United Kingdom, opposition politician Chris Bryant said that British foreign secretary Boris Johnson had not opted to intervene in the Bermudian legislation being passed , something that he said "totally undermines" British efforts to advance LGBT rights. [Full Article...]

'Amateurish and Cartoonish' Sketch by Witness Leads Police to Theft Suspect

'Amateurish and Cartoonish' Sketch by Witness Leads Police to Theft Suspect It may have appeared to be an amateur drawing, police said , but it, along with the physical descriptors, it jogged the memory of at least one investigator to provide a potential suspect name. It may have been an unusual drawing of a theft suspect, but it produced the results police were looking for. The suspect was further described as having straight, black hair that covered his ears and that... [Full Article...]

N.Korea rules out talks with USA during Olympics

N.Korea rules out talks with USA during Olympics Administration officials said they had long expected the North would seek to use the Olympics, taking place just 50 miles from the heavily-mined demilitarized zone, as an opportunity to put a softer face on the regime, and painted Pence's visit as a counterbalance to those efforts. [Full Article...]

Trump declares America 'a nation of believers' at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump declares America 'a nation of believers' at National Prayer Breakfast U.S. Rep. Val Demings had the rare honor of giving the closing prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. Great religious and political leaders, and many friends, including T.V. Kelly, a retired Marine general, accompanied Trump to the breakfast but the president did not mention him. They are two terrific people. "We all want a government that celebrates all Americans", Fish said. [Full Article...]

DeAndre Jordan And Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Closer To Closing Deal

DeAndre Jordan And Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Closer To Closing Deal Before they make an offer, the Blazers will probably want to know if Jordan is willing to extend his stay in Portland beyond the current season. The Cavaliers have valuable draft picks for the first time in a few years, and they can acquire Jordan without giving up one of their best players. [Full Article...]

Venezuela to hold presidential vote on April 22 after talks fail

Venezuela to hold presidential vote on April 22 after talks fail The opposition said the government refused to allow two of its leaders to take part in the election. After surviving months of massive street protests a year ago, Maduro has consolidated his power by creating a new legislative superbody and sidelining opposition parties. [Full Article...]

Budget deal faces stiff opposition

Budget deal faces stiff opposition The deal would add $500 billion in federal spending - for both defense and non-defense spending. Senate leaders struck a budget deal on February 7, paving the way for a spending bill to avert another shutdown . The White House backs the Senate deal. They insisted, he added, on DACA language in the budget deal - or some guarantee that the issue would be addressed. [Full Article...]

George Bush: 'pretty clear evidence Russian Federation meddled' in United States election

George Bush: 'pretty clear evidence Russian Federation meddled' in United States election He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results". President Donald Trump , whom the Russians tried to help get elected, has frequently hedged on whether he thinks Russia interfered on his behalf. [Full Article...]

Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin The Iranian president further underlined the need for boosting trilateral ties among Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation and welcomed an upcoming meeting in Istanbul between the three countries' presidents on the Syria crisis. Some Russian officials have expressed concern about the Turkish offensive but analysts believe it would never have gone ahead without at least the tacit assent of Moscow. [Full Article...]


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