• Iranian state TV runs fake news about Turkey's Afrin op
Iranian state TV runs fake news about Turkey's Afrin op

Putin and Erdogan discussed what the Kremlin said was "the importance of continuing the joint work of Russia , Turkey, and Iran " on Syria. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy on Thursday responded to the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian statement about the ongoing Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch in Syria, Anadolu Agen...

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  • Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea
Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

Though no official plans have been made, Pence has expressed willingness to talk to North Korea's delegation. From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance global sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games.

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  • Cornerback Eddie Smith commits to Alabama
Cornerback Eddie Smith commits to Alabama

Tide coach Nick Saban said during the early signing period in December the team would try to sign a scholarship quarterback "if we can get somebody that we feel can be a positive in the organization", adding he would ideally like four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.

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  • CAS to hear last-ditch Winter Olympics plea by 32 Russian athletes
CAS to hear last-ditch Winter Olympics plea by 32 Russian athletes

In recent weeks, Kim Jong Un's brutal regime has attempted to "thaw" relations with Seoul , wishing the South Korean government a "successful" competition and hoping to "ease military tensions" before the games begin. The vice president is leading the US delegation to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fre...

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  • Wave of criticism after Polish Holocaust bill signed
Wave of criticism after Polish Holocaust bill signed

Some people in Poland believe that the narrative focusing on the Holocaust as a tragedy of the Jewish people sidelines the non-Jewish victims. But it also "takes into account the sensitivity of those for whom the issue of historical truth, the memory of the Holocaust is incredibly important", Duda added .

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  • United Kingdom court upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
United Kingdom court upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The outstanding warrant stands from 2012, which is in connections with the Swedish investigation, even through it was closed down a year ago. Judge Emma Arbuthnot said in her judgement : "Many authorities underline the importance of a defendant attending court when bailed to do so and they describe the way that the administration of justice ca...

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  • White House says economic fundamentals 'strong'
White House says economic fundamentals 'strong'

But on Tuesday, the hosts argued that the dramatic drop - the Dow fell as much as 1,500 points on Monday - is both irrelevant to the average American and a sign that wages are rising. Another White House official said the administration is "always concerned" when the market dips, but also noted that the U.S. economy is fundamentally strong.

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  • US Trade Deficit Soars To Nine-Year High During Trump's First Year
US Trade Deficit Soars To Nine-Year High During Trump's First Year

The US trade gap surged to its highest level in almost a decade during President Donald Trump's first year in office - more unwelcome economic news after Wall Street suffered historic losses, and setting up a test of confidence for his administration.

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  • 4000-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt
4000-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes. Mostafa Al Waziri who led the archeological mission told CBC how Hetpet might also have another tomb In Giza western necropolis. 'We have removed between 250-300 cubic meters of layers of earth to find the tomb. A museum is now under construction i...

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  • Fowler leads heading into final day in Phoenix
Fowler leads heading into final day in Phoenix

He said he'd try to shut out thoughts of the number one ranking, which he admitted got to him in a disappointing finish at Torrey Pines last week. The crowd pushed the week total to 654,906, just short of the record of 655,434 set a year ago.

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  • At least two dead in USA train collision
At least two dead in USA train collision

Second accident of Amtrak in a Week and third in a month. . The Amtrak Train 91 was traveling between NY and Miami with a nine crew members and 147 people aboard when it collided with the CSX freight train in Cayce about 2:35 a.m. Injuries range from scratches to broken bones. The first-grader, who was holding a stuffed giraffe, said she an...

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  • US Missile Interceptor Test off the Hawaiian Coast Fails
US Missile Interceptor Test off the Hawaiian Coast Fails

MDA systems have multiple layers and ranges and use sensors in space, at sea and on land that altogether form a defense for different US regions and territories. The Missile Defense Agency put out a statement after the test that said only: "The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex cond...

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  • J&K: Avalanche hits Army camp in Kupwara, 3 soldiers dead, 1 injured
J&K: Avalanche hits Army camp in Kupwara, 3 soldiers dead, 1 injured

The avalanche hit an army post near the Line of Control around 11:20 am, defence ministry sources told news agency IANS. He said four soldiers, guarding the border at Sonapindi picket in Machil sector in north Kashmir district of Kupwara were buried under the snow avalanche.

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  • Russia Confirms Warplane Downed Over Syria, Pilot Dead
Russia Confirms Warplane Downed Over Syria, Pilot Dead

The region where the plane crashed is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an outfit dominated by Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate. Russian Federation is a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, and has been waging a military campaign on behalf of his forces since 2015.

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  • United States warns of toxic-gas push in Syria
United States warns of toxic-gas push in Syria

Last April, the US launched several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base in response to what it called illegal Syrian use of chemical weapons. Eastern Ghouta is the last major rebel position close to the capital and was the site of the deadliest chemical attack by regime forces, in 2013. If left unchecked, the U.S.

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  • Russian Federation vows to DEFEND against U.S. planes flying towards border
Russian Federation vows to DEFEND against U.S. planes flying towards border

Russian Federation has hit back after the USA accused one of its warplanes of performing an "unsafe" maneuver Monday by reportedly coming within five feet of a Navy spy plane over the Black Sea. aircraft. Nauert says Russia's military "flagrantly" violated worldwide law and risked a midair collision. Russian Ministry of Defense reminded W...

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  • What's Next With Investigations Into MSU's Handling Of Nassar
What's Next With Investigations Into MSU's Handling Of Nassar

David Doyle was the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party while Engler was governor. President Lou Anna Simon speaks after being confronted by victims during a break at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar , a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., Jan...

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  • Federal prosecutors seek to drop criminal charges against US Senator Robert Menendez
Federal prosecutors seek to drop criminal charges against US Senator Robert Menendez

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it wouldn't retry New Jersey Sen. Menendez is now likely to run for reelection in November with the full support of his party, without the cloud of a corruption trial hanging over him. Prosecutors said Menendez, in return, pressured government officials on Melgen's behalf over an $8.9 million Medicare bi...

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  • Putin and Erdogan 'happy' with Syria congress in Sochi
Putin and Erdogan 'happy' with Syria congress in Sochi

Russia , a key ally of Syrian president Bashar Assad, says it invited 1,600 representatives to the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue but so far only the government and opposition representatives tolerated by it have shown up. They included Syrian government representatives backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and groups opposed to President ...

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  • USA lawmakers blast Trump decision to hold off on Russian Federation sanctions
USA lawmakers blast Trump decision to hold off on Russian Federation sanctions

Mnuchin came under fire from Democrats for the failure to impose any sanctions in the report Treasury released while he was testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. They insist this is proof he's "soft" of Russian Federation. Putin described the list as a "hostile step" but said Moscow does not want to make the situation w...

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  • Seller of ammo to Vegas shooter didn't know plan
Seller of ammo to Vegas shooter didn't know plan

Haig says he sold Paddock tracer ammunition, which makes rounds look nearly like fireworks. Paddock had 1,000 tracer rounds in his weapons cache, officials said in the days after the shooting, but later indicated he didn't use them in the melee.

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  • Teacher recorded calling military 'lowest of our low' in classroom rant
Teacher recorded calling military 'lowest of our low' in classroom rant

In 2010, Salcido was reportedly accused by a parent of making inappropriate racial comments during a summer school class, the Register reported. Standing alongside his 17-year-old son Monday, Quinonez' father Vincent expressed ire about the classroom comments made by Salcido, who is also a Pico Rivera city councilman.

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  • New Species of Titanosaur Unearthed in Egypt: Mansourasaurus shahinae
New Species of Titanosaur Unearthed in Egypt: Mansourasaurus shahinae

Mansourasaurus has a place with the Titanosauria, a gathering of sauropods , or since a long time ago necked plant-eating dinosaurs , that were regular amid the Cretaceous. That means scientists aren't sure which dinosaurs lived where across the continent during the period, and how much they mixed with dinosaurs on other ancient land masses.

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  • Putin To Host Netanyahu In Moscow For Talks On Syria, Iran
Putin To Host Netanyahu In Moscow For Talks On Syria, Iran

Israeli officials have described the smuggling of Iranian missiles to Hezbollah and increasing Iranian presence close to the Israeli border as unacceptable "red lines" that could bring them to decide to start a war in Lebanon . Netanyahu said he told Putin that "also here, if we need to act, we will act". Netanyahu said he and Putin talked about...

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  • CIA Director: China Has More Potential to Harm US
CIA Director: China Has More Potential to Harm US

Mike Pompeo said the Chinese had a much "bigger footprint" to do so than the Russians. "We deliver almost every day, personally, to the president the most exquisite truth we know from the Central Intelligence Agency", he said. "Asked if his concerns extended to the upcoming USA mid-term elections in November, Pompeo told the BBC: "Of cours...

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  • Elon Musk's Roadster to enter orbit any day
Elon Musk's Roadster to enter orbit any day

The first flight will carry a dummy payload, though Musk has joked about using the rocket to carry a Tesla Roadster into space (which might actually be the case, judging from pre-release photos of the auto sitting in the Falcon Heavy's payload chamber ).

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  • Andrew McCabe stepping down as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director
Andrew McCabe stepping down as Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director

Donald Trump became enraged after seeing footage of James Comey using a government-funded airplane the day after he fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, calling Andrew McCabe to complain about the trip-and call the former acting director's wife "a loser".

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  • Ingvar Kamprad: The frugal billionaire who founded Ikea dies at age 91
Ingvar Kamprad: The frugal billionaire who founded Ikea dies at age 91

Kamprad was born there in 1926. While IKEA's furniture is known for its "quintessentially Swedish" designs, Kamprad moved the company's production unit to Communist-era Poland in 1961 to take advantage of the country's cheap labour costs.

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  • Michigan State, athletic department slammed in explosive ESPN report
Michigan State, athletic department slammed in explosive ESPN report

A Lansing State Journal report published Friday accused the university of withholding information about an investigation it conducted into Nassar's behavior following a 2014 complaint because it could open the school to lawsuits. Also Friday, USA Gymnastics confirmed that its entire board of directors would resign as requested by the U.S. Olympic...

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  • Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session
Govt to push for Triple Talaq Bill in Budget session

The Government has convened an all-party meeting in the Parliament Library Building Sunday evening to evolve a consensus on a smooth session. The Union Budget will be presented on 1st February. The first part of the session will continue till February 9. He said, the government is ready to discuss any issue in Parliament. Finance Minister Arun J...

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  • South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says
South Korean war games will go on after Olympics, Pentagon says

North Korea is sending athletes, including hockey players for a unified South Korea-North Korea team, to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. The coal carried by the North Korean vessels was unloaded at the Russian ports and moved to other ships that then traveled to South Korea or Japan , the sources said .

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  • Sixth-row seat for Rahul
Sixth-row seat for Rahul

He wanted to mark India's 69th Republic Day celebrations with calls for an Azad Kashmir. State Congress Working President Vincent H. Pala said that Gandhi will be the "star campaigner" for the Congress in the ensuing assembly elections to further boost the confidence of the people.

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  • Locals react to Trump's immigration proposal
Locals react to Trump's immigration proposal

A vote on the White House plan, while anathema to Democrats, would technically fulfill McConnell's pledge. A senior White House official calls the new immigration plan, quote, "a bipartisan compromise position". However, it does not include the Obama-era DACA programme, which the Democrats had originally demanded funding. "It's no secret th...

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  • Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman
Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

Initial testing of her wooden coffin suggested it dated from the 16th Century, yet these clues alone were not enough. The 230-year-old unknown mummy was discovered four decades ago during excavations of Barfusser church in Basel . But the mercury also preserved her body - allowing today's researchers to find out exactly who she was, and who her ...

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  • Tourists reminded to save water in Cape
Tourists reminded to save water in Cape

Tourists traveling to Cape Town these days may have to select between experiencing one of the most handsome towns in the world or taking a shower. The latest estimate for this unprecedented event is April 12. "It is quite unbelievable that a majority of people do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero ". On Monday, ...

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