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House panel demands White House answers on ousted aide Rob Porter

House panel demands White House answers on ousted aide Rob Porter The House Oversight Committee is investigating how the White House handled accused domestic abuser Rob Porter's employment, chairman Trey Gowdy said on Wednesday. But Gowdy was unimpressed, saying the chronology was "not favorable to the White House". Again, I am biased towards the victims, ' the former federal prosecutor from SC told CNN's New Day. [Full Article...]

Pentagon defends airstrike that reportedly killed 'dozens' of Russian mercenaries in Syria

Pentagon defends airstrike that reportedly killed 'dozens' of Russian mercenaries in Syria The Russian Defense Ministry said its troops weren't involved in the operation. The reports follow one from Reuters on Monday , where former associates of two of the Russians killed identified them to the news wire. President Trump (L) with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. The Russian citizens are fighting in Syria for a private military company, according to numerous reports . [Full Article...]

Leadership row drags Germany's SPD into new crisis after coalition deal

Leadership row drags Germany's SPD into new crisis after coalition deal His resignation went into effect immediately. SPD members will vote on the coalition deal next month - the result is expected on 4 March. The change is a hope by the party's leadership committee to contain the bitter infighting which has continued despite Schulz's resignation from the role as SPD leader, as well as his more recent surrender of the prospective post as foreign minister in ... [Full Article...]

Terror groups backed by Pak to continue attacks in India: US intel

Terror groups backed by Pak to continue attacks in India: US intel Beyond Russian election interference, the hearing detailed a series of serious threats to the United States, including North Korea's continued drive to develop a nuclear arsenal capable of annihilating the USA and the possibility that Pyongyang may conduct an atmospheric nuclear detonation over the Pacific after the Olympics, and the potential threat from Chinese technology embedded in US produc... [Full Article...]

Anxious wait as NEC continues to debate Zuma's fate

Anxious wait as NEC continues to debate Zuma's fate The most obvious option left for the ANC should Zuma decide not follow the party's directive for his recall would be to vote him out of office in a motion of no confidence. An opposition request for a no-confidence vote against Zuma, 75, this week was still being considered by the parliamentary speaker. If Zuma resigns, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will fill the vacancy until he is elec... [Full Article...]

Sex abuse scandal in Haiti causes UK to review Oxfam ties

Sex abuse scandal in Haiti causes UK to review Oxfam ties According to The Observer , women were repeatedly invited "for parties" at Oxfam's team premises. Caroline Thomson, the chair of Oxfam Great Britain's board of trustees, says charities that work in "fragile and unstable environments can become targets for abusers". [Full Article...]

U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor kills several Syrian troops

U.S. airstrikes in Deir Ezzor kills several Syrian troops The United States-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Syria killed over 100 Syrian soldiers in air and artillery strikes. "The coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repel the act of aggression" against its own personnel and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hosting them, it said. [Full Article...]

In tit for tat, BJP slams Rahul's silence on Mahadayi issue

In tit for tat, BJP slams Rahul's silence on Mahadayi issue Hitting out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi , Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah during party's parliamentary meet on Friday said that the Congress chief's style of politics is undemocratic. "The Modi government, which works for the rich, is slowly waiving Rs 10 lakh crore debt of businessmen but not loans of thousands of farmers across the country reeling under the agrarian crisis",... [Full Article...]

Russian bilked United States spies out of $100000

Russian bilked United States spies out of $100000 The intelligence community was involved in an effort to investigate and determine whether it could gain access to stolen government data, according to a US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters. That, at least, is the official story as reported by The New York Times Friday night. According to the newspaper, a part of the money - $100 thousand - was deli... [Full Article...]

Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strike near capital

Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strike near capital On Saturday, the Syrian military targeted at least one intruding Israeli F-16 warplane that had attacked an army base in central Syria , sending it down in flames and smoke. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not hesitate on Saturday to express America's support for the Jewish State after an Iranian drone infiltrated Israeli territory . [Full Article...]

Israel goes mad after Syria shoots down its F-16

Israel goes mad after Syria shoots down its F-16 The Syrian people are suffering "though one of the most violent periods in almost seven years of conflict", said the United Nations statement. " Israel wants peace but we will continue to defend ourselves with determination against any attack on us and against any attempt by Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria or anywhere else", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump to sign US spending bill into law on Friday: White House

Trump to sign US spending bill into law on Friday: White House Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" President Donald Trump praised the two-year budget agreement as "so important for our great military"- adding that "Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this bill". "I can't ... in good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits". At one point, an exasperated Sen. The Marist poll surveyed 1,012... [Full Article...]

'Long-duration snow event' for Friday, early Saturday coming into focus

'Long-duration snow event' for Friday, early Saturday coming into focus There's a possibility that we could see up to an inch of snow across the I-70 corridor, but the freezing drizzle and icing conditions will cause the bigger issue on travel. Winter Weather Advisory for all counties in the viewing area. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Up to two inches could accumulate on Interstate 84 near Meacham in the Blue Mountains. [Full Article...]

German SPD leader gives up bid for foreign minister in new gov't

German SPD leader gives up bid for foreign minister in new gov't In a statement , Schulz said he believed that debate within the SPD risked jeopardising a "yes" vote among members on whether the party should go ahead with a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, reached on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan- Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids on Taliban

Afghanistan- Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids on Taliban A leading USA military commander says the latest airstrikes are "just one part of the effort in Afghanistan, but it's a very intimidating one" against the Taliban. "The Taliban can not win on the battlefield, therefore they inflict harm and suffering on innocent civilians ", said Gen. Nicholson. "That means we can strike at the heart of training camps, where they brainwash young men to strap on a... [Full Article...]

Tottenham boss Pochettino unsure if Arsenal had a good window

Tottenham boss Pochettino unsure if Arsenal had a good window Kevin Kilbane believes that Tottenham fans don't like him - and he's not likely to go up in their estimations when he says that Dele Alli is the main offender when it comes to diving in the Premier League . Defender Danny Rose and midfielder Harry Winks are also fit, boosting the manager's options. Arsenal also have a woeful record on the road this campaign having won just 3 of their 13 awa... [Full Article...]

Arun Jaitley clarifies on cost parameter to calculate returns to farmers

Arun Jaitley clarifies on cost parameter to calculate returns to farmers These included the aircraft's cost and "handing over" the deal to a businessman after "snatching" it from a public undertaking. "Dear Mr "Jaitlie", you said the UPA never released prices of defence purchases". Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala accused the government of "doublespeak" and "sacrificing" national interests in the Rafale deal. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal

Philippines' Duterte cancels Canada Bell helicopter deal The Associated Press reported the defense secretary did say the country was not afraid to look elsewhere for sellers, should the deal with Canada fall through. "(Canada government) said they will only sell (the helicopters) but only for evacuation and emergency. The Crown corporation would not reveal any other details about the deal, citing commercial confidentiality, but media reports say the ... [Full Article...]

Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre That Got 2 Journalists Arrested

Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre That Got 2 Journalists Arrested Myanmar's Catholic cardinal says it's likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won't ever go home and that "the elements of ethnic cleansing " that drove them out are now apparent. The PM also brought to the notice of the British foreign secretary the Wednesday's attack on the Bangladesh High Commission in London. This additional aid specifically targets the Rohingya Muslim communit... [Full Article...]

Trump orders big military parade in Washington

Trump orders big military parade in Washington He wants U.S. troops marching down the streets in national capital, Washington with military weaponry and equipment rolled out to showcase the military prowess of the nation as an honourary to the countrymen who have served United States services and lost their lives fighting for the country. [Full Article...]


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