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Palestinian Hamas official injured in Lebanon auto bomb

Palestinian Hamas official injured in Lebanon auto bomb Lebanon's official National News Agency says the area has been cordoned off. Witnesses said the man targeted in the attack appeared to have been wounded in the leg. However, Hamas' representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka told the local television channel LBC that the explosion did not target any Hamas officials. The most densely-populated of these camps is Ain el-Hilweh, which lies near Sidon a... [Full Article...]

White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted President Trump

White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted President Trump This weekend, the White House has been lashing out at the Wall Street Journal , quibbling over a quote President Donald Trump made about his relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un . "I'm a very flexible person". Any normal White House would have simply explained that Trump misspoke slightly and meant to say "I'd". However, last week the USA president expressed willingness ... [Full Article...]

'Swatting' suspect charged with involuntary manslaughter

'Swatting' suspect charged with involuntary manslaughter For those unaware, "swatting" is when someone calls in a false police report that results in SWAT swarming in for an arrest , and Barriss has already faced prison time once before back in 2016. "While it seems like it's been in the news now for a long time, hashed and rehashed, in reality, the homicide investigation is still in the early stages". [Full Article...]

Syrian state media says Turkey helped rebel attack

Syrian state media says Turkey helped rebel attack Assad has defeated rebels in many parts of western Syria with critical help from Russian Federation and Iran. Russia's Defence Ministry had asked the Turkish military on Wednesday to tighten control over armed groups in Idlib after two groups of drones attacked Russian bases on January 6. [Full Article...]

President Zeman agrees to face Jiří Drahoš in TV debate

President Zeman agrees to face Jiří Drahoš in TV debate Zeman's most serious challenger is Jiri Drahos , 68, a chemical engineer and former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences who has campaigned on anchoring the Czech Republic's place in Europe. Songwriter and businessman Michal Horacek, 65, could also vie for a spot in the run-off while support has risen for former center-right Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek and diplomat Pavel Fischer. [Full Article...]

Work Requirements May Be Just the Beginning of Medicaid Changes Under Trump

Work Requirements May Be Just the Beginning of Medicaid Changes Under Trump And we could see some results pretty soon 'cause there are rumors swirling that by tomorrow, Kentucky's application could possibly be approved. Trump's decision can be reversed by a future administration, however, so we just have to survive the next three years, if that. [Full Article...]

Man kills mother after video game tantrum

Man kills mother after video game tantrum The motive was reportedly putting his mother accountable for breaking his headphone. Nicholson grabbed a handgun from inside home and fired two rounds into a wall before turning the gun on his mother and shooting her in the head. Without a weapon anymore, police said, Matthew Nicholson fled in a vehicle, leaving his parents to their misery. The 68-year-old woman later died from her injuries at... [Full Article...]

Porn star who claimed encounter with Trump 'was paid hush money'

Porn star who claimed encounter with Trump 'was paid hush money' Drake did go to Trump's suite, but she said she did not sleep with him. In a statement emailed to the Independent , an attorney for Mr Cohen denounced the story as a " Complete and utter lie ". Cohen also accused the Journal of perpetuating 'a false narrative for over a year'. The Wall Street Journal reported in November 2016 that Trump had an affair with Karen McDougal , the 1998 ... [Full Article...]

John Feeley, US ambassador to Panama, resigns

John Feeley, US ambassador to Panama, resigns Feely's biography on the website for the U.S. Embassy in Panama notes that he joined the State Department in 1990 and assumed his post in January 2016. The Trump administration has taken a tougher stance on immigration from Latin America, most notably with moves to expel hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. [Full Article...]

Man attacks Muslim schoolgirl's headscarf with scissors in Canada

Man attacks Muslim schoolgirl's headscarf with scissors in Canada She felt someone behind her pull the hood of her winter jacket down and when she turned around and the man ran off. Khawlah and her brother chose to cross the road and walk with a bigger group of people. "This is not who we are". The school board's social work team was on site, and letters will also be sent home with students at all three schools in the Scarborough neighbourhood addressing the a... [Full Article...]

Saudi women allowed entry to stadium

Saudi women allowed entry to stadium Ruwayda Ali Qassem, another Jeddah resident, called Friday a "historic day in the kingdom which culminates (in) ongoing fundamental changes". Saudi authorities announced on October 30, lifting the ban on women entering sports stadiums, allowing them to attend events in three stadiums as of 2018. [Full Article...]

Senator calls false missile alert 'inexcusable'

Please disregard message of nuclear attack. People who say they got through to the office were then told it was a mistake. "I think it depends on the carrier", he said, "what is the carrier or the company that sponsors that, but we'll review that too, because all of them should have gotten this". [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan Calls Trump 'Shithole' Comments 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful'

Paul Ryan Calls Trump 'Shithole' Comments 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful' The moderator of the Wisconsin event asked Speaker Ryan, "Will [DACA] get attached to the spending bill?" "The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful", Ryan said in an interview on CNN speaking about reports that fellow Republican Trump had referred to them as "shithole countries ". [Full Article...]

Pro-Trump Protesters Disrupt Mayor Sadiq Khan's Speech

Pro-Trump Protesters Disrupt Mayor Sadiq Khan's Speech Pro-Trump protesters attempted to interrupt a speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and have called for his arrest, Sky News reported Saturday. "But they told us Sadiq Khan has no right to be Mayor of London, referencing his religion". However their attempts to eject those responsible for the disruption were initially met with aversion from the protesters, one of whom could be heard saying: "We ... [Full Article...]

U.S. embassy in London disagrees with Trump's reason for cancelling United Kingdom trip

U.S. embassy in London disagrees with Trump's reason for cancelling United Kingdom trip Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" The deal for the new embassy was struck in 2008 by the administration of George W Bush before Mr Obama came to office. The embassy said Friday that the old building "had aged beyond its ability to be improved to current security and life safety standards without extensive investment in infrastructure that would require appropriated dollars". [Full Article...]

British government may expand plastics bag charge

British government may expand plastics bag charge Mr Hayler added that the role of Energy from Waste and the "urgent" need for investment in new facilities should be considered when thinking about the waste that remains once efforts to recycle have been exhausted. It will advise ministers on the business case for companies to assess, address and report on natural capital risks and opportunities in their operations and supply chains, and look at t... [Full Article...]

Trump's Immigration Slur Angers House Democrats

In an afternoon of drama and confusing developments, four other GOP lawmakers - including hardliners on immigration - were also in Trump's office for Thursday's meeting, a development sources said Durbin and Graham did not expect. In 2015, there were 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States, up from 587,000 in 2010, accounting for less than 2 percent of the USA foreign-born population, ... [Full Article...]

Pelosi's 'five white guys' joke not well received by peer

She said that the tax bill will help all Americans, and if Democrats won't accept that now, "they will when their paychecks come in February". "The five white guys, I call them", Pelosi said during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, referring to White House chief of staff John Kelly, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durb... [Full Article...]

UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

UK's Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet Meanwhile, Karen Bradley became Northern Ireland secretary, while Matt Hancock took the post as the new Digital, Culture, Media and Sport minister. Camera IconTheresa May was left red-faced after the wrong person was announced as her Cabinet's Party Chairman on Twitter, before it was quickly deleted. [Full Article...]

Israel hits Hamas posts after Gaza mortar fire

Israel hits Hamas posts after Gaza mortar fire IS claims Hamas' attempts "to disband Islamic law" enabled the U.S.to make such a decision. The $125 million, a third of what the U.S. contributes annually, was supposed to be paid Monday. The Islamic State likely lacks the reach into Gaza to launch a large-scale attack, but it could encourage its supporters to launch more rockets into Israel, knowing that Israel's military will respond against ... [Full Article...]


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