• Northeast getting slammed with heavy rain, snow from nor'easter
Northeast getting slammed with heavy rain, snow from nor'easter

A powerful nor'easter will pass to the south of New England on Friday , bringing high winds and coastal flooding to southern Maine. "The heavy rain and snow expected will further saturate the ground and weaken trees, leaving them susceptible to come down in high winds", Mike Hayhurst, vice president of electric operations for Eversource Ener...

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  • UN Report Links N. Korea to Syria
UN Report Links N. Korea to Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that Sarin was used in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in Idlib province, last April in an incident that killed more than 80 people. The report further suggests that the North Korean government has made use of a complex web of shell companies and sympathetic foreign n...

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  • Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as
Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as "defeat for US"

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday lauded Russia's veto of a Britain-drafted resolution accusing Iran of violating the UN arms embargo on Yemeni rebels, calling it a "defeat" for the United States. Air strikes killed nine civilians and wounded at least six on Wednesday in two separate attacks in north and west Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition fight...

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  • Jared Kushner's Ties to Banks Under Scrutiny
Jared Kushner's Ties to Banks Under Scrutiny

Even by the standards of Apollo, one of the world's largest private equity firms, the previously unreported transaction with the Kushners was a big deal: It was triple the size of the average property loan made by Apollo's real estate lending arm, securities filings show.

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  • California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein. It's about time
California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein. It's about time

The state party will not officially endorse either candidate, however, since both failed to meet the 60 percent threshold. The California Democratic Party will not endorse Sen. The question is whether de Leon's good showing will push Feinstein further left, too. She received the endorsement over other Democratic candidates, Regina Bateson and...

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  • Nigeria says 110 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack
Nigeria says 110 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack

Parents have released a list of the 105 girls they say are still missing almost a week after the town of Dapchi in Nigeria's Yobe state was ambushed by the jihadi group. What this reminds us, in very painful way, I should add, is that as political actors, we should learn to separate politics from issues of security. "We began jubilating but the...

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  • Change to Chinese presidency term limits could signal overhaul of role
Change to Chinese presidency term limits could signal overhaul of role

Expectations that Xi, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong , was considering staying in office for more than the typical 10 years has been building for some time now. Deng said the move sent an obvious message about Xi's intention. At some point, Xi could be given a party position which also enables him to stay on as long as he likes.

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  • Mexico Ferry Explosion: At Least 25 Injured As 'Fireball' Rips Through Ship
Mexico Ferry Explosion: At Least 25 Injured As 'Fireball' Rips Through Ship

A ferry owned by Barcos Caribe was struck by a blast Wednesday while docked at a tourist resort town of Playa del Carmen in Mexico, according to local reports. The ferry sustained a substantial amount of damage. Service to the nearby resort island of Cozumel would continue with other ferry companies that operate from the municipal dock.

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  • Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province
Work on TAPI gas pipeline starts in Afghanistan's Herat province

This was the first leg of the ground-breaking ceremony, which was also attended by Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar, according to information received here.

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  • Ivanka Trump Briefs S Korean President on New North Korea Sanctions - Mnuchin
Ivanka Trump Briefs S Korean President on New North Korea Sanctions - Mnuchin

But it took the President almost 80 minutes to mention the sanctions - which he did only briefly - at the end of his free-wheeling speech. President Donald Trump addressed the new sanctions Friday while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C.

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  • Push for impeach Missouri governor over sexual blackmail charges
Push for impeach Missouri governor over sexual blackmail charges

In a freaky bit of narrative jiu jitsu, the party somehow has laid the blame at the feet of billionaire, and bogeyman to the alt-right, George Soros . "I don't think his tax bill is going to go anywhere, " she said, referring to the governor's proposed tax-cut proposal. Under Missouri state law, the impeachment process of the governor begins in th...

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  • Prominent Trump Campaign Aides Charged Again by Special Counsel Mueller
Prominent Trump Campaign Aides Charged Again by Special Counsel Mueller

Paul Manafort says in a statement that the plea by Rick Gates today does not change his commitment to defend himself against what he calls "untrue piled up charges". The associate spoke on condition of anonymity. Cooperation by the two could potentially provide a rich vein of information for Mueller, who is also investigating whether Trump's...

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  • Pence blasts media for 'fawning' North Korean coverage
Pence blasts media for 'fawning' North Korean coverage

North Korea has not carried out any weapons tests since it shot off its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile last November. Pence was in South Korea for the opening of the Winter Olympics . But she was rapidly ushered up the ladder after Kim Jong-Un took the helm and she is now one of the most powerful women in the isolated regime. ...

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  • FCC To Publish Net Neutrality Rule Reversal
FCC To Publish Net Neutrality Rule Reversal

Even though many people agreed with the basic premise of net neutrality, the FCC's rules became a lightning rod for controversy because they placed broadband providers under the same strict regulations that govern telephone networks. Broadband companies have said they do not intend to block, slow down or prioritize any web traffic as a result of ...

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  • Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft
Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft

Meanwhile, the International Country Risk Guide's (ICRG) Political Risk services and the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Country Risk Rating repeated the same score as previous year for Thailand, 32 and 37 respectively. Transparency International also found a link to show that "countries that score low for civil liberties also tend to score hi...

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  • Israeli Intelligence Thwarted Daesh Attempt to Down Passenger Plane - Netanyahu
Israeli Intelligence Thwarted Daesh Attempt to Down Passenger Plane - Netanyahu

Australian security forces revealed in July that arrests were made in connection with a bomb plot targeting an Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi, but Israel's role in the investigation went unreported until the IDF's announcement this week. Mr. Netanyahu also said the thwarted attack in Australia was one of dozens similar attacks Israel has prevented ...

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  • Syria - Bombing in Eastern Ghouta (20 February 2018)
Syria - Bombing in Eastern Ghouta (20 February 2018)

The civilians of the war-ravaged town of Ghouta in Eastern Syria are pleading for global attention after the pro-government forces backed by Russian Federation, pounded the city in a relentless offensive that reportedly killed more than 250 people in the past 48 hours, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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  • Duchess of Cambridge doesn't wear black at the Baftas
Duchess of Cambridge doesn't wear black at the Baftas

Kate revealed his new artistic interest during the BAFTA Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall last night. Middleton, whose look was reminiscent of the inky-blue Jenny Packham gown she donned for the dinner in NY, finished her look with her Prada wavy cut-out suede heels and a Pretty Ballerinas clutch bag.

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  • Trump accuser challenges president: 'By all means, release the footage'
Trump accuser challenges president: 'By all means, release the footage'

After Trump's election, Allred wrapped up her media campaign and none of the women, including Crooks, filed any charges. The US leader has denied the allegations. "Hey ma, my day started off rough...had a weird incident with Mr. Trump", she wrote. She said she felt "feelings of self-doubt and insignificance" for a decade before becoming embolde...

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  • Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria
Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria

Turkish forces are fighting alongside Syrian Arab fighters opposed to Damascus. Local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency say six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin.

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