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World U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad
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She said until Pakistan takes "decisive action" against those groups, security assistance was suspended. The U.S. Congress has also taken away half of the 700 million USA dollars set aside for reimbursing Pakistan for supporting United States war efforts along the Pak-Afghan border, reports said.

World Bitcoin conference unable to handle bitcoin payments
Author: 0 Bitcoin conference unable to handle bitcoin payments

Bitcoin has also been given an entry into the futures and options market. We reject that hypothesis for the time being. 2018 will bring new opportunities as well as challenges for cryptocurrency investors. Ripple is a symptom, but not the problem itself)", Reddit user thieflar, a moderator of the bitcoin subreddit, tells Inverse . One proxy that may be used to understand this velocity is to inspect the average monthly volume of the cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift .

World I-65 Closed in Indiana After Major Accident, Explosion Risk
Author: 0 I-65 Closed in Indiana After Major Accident, Explosion Risk

As a precaution, officers went to homes within a half mile of the scene and warned residents of the situation. I-65 southbound reopened for drivers just after 9 p.m. At 3 p.m., police said the northbound lanes were back open but the southbound lanes would remain closed "for a lengthy time". State police also advised drivers stuck on the expressway not to drive the wrong way on 80/94 ramps to get off the road, as it is risky and can make the traffic problems worse.

World Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws
Author: 0 Trump, after killing his 'voter fraud' commission, calls for new ID laws

Padilla's refusal contradicts California's election code and disregards mounting evidence that voter fraud is widespread and persistent. Trump has dissolved the commission he appointed to root out voter fraud . This commission should never have existed in the first place, and it's gratifying to see it shut down in the face of pressure from the public and state governments.

World Trump touts tax overhaul as boon for farmers
Author: 0 Trump touts tax overhaul as boon for farmers

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd noted that during his visit to Nashville and address to the American Farm Bureau Federation , President Trump signed two new executive orders "to assist America's rural communities with broadband expansion and efforts to end the opioid crisis that is destroying too many lives and families in Tennessee".

World Wet weather with some winter mix possible going into the weekend
Author: 0 Wet weather with some winter mix possible going into the weekend

More snow for mountainous and northern ME may be in the mix of ice and rain predicted for Friday and Saturday, while weekend flooding could occur along the coast, according to the National Weather Service . Rainfall amounts from Friday to Saturday morning will range from 1,5 to 3 inches with isolated 4 inch amounts. When the ice gathers, it will make the water back up onto the land.

World Henry County police searching for armed robbers
Author: 0 Henry County police searching for armed robbers

Police said the incident happened shortly before 10 p.m.at the Chicken Man located at the intersection of Snow Hill Road and Lincoln Avenue. Eddrell Duane Scott, 31, of Fort Wayne faces charges of armed robbery and resisting law enforcement.

World Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street
Author: 0 Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street

So after an ambulance arrived and returned the woman for medical care, Baraka posted his footage on Facebook early Wednesday morning, criticizing the medical center. Imamu Baraka captured the incident on his cellphone Tuesday and later published it to. "In the end, we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient".

World India says $500 million missile deal with Israel will move ahead
Author: 0 India says $500 million missile deal with Israel will move ahead

In November, the defence ministry had made a decision to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike missiles from Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the budget, voicing confidence that the current government will govern until the end of its term. "The intention of the prime minister and the whole delegation is to boost trade, investment and tourism between both countries", said Gilad Cohen, deputy director-general for Asia and the ...

World First women-only car showroom opens in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 First women-only car showroom opens in Saudi Arabia

This visa is added to those now available in the Kingdom. "This visa will be added to those now available in the Kingdom and is independent of work, visit, Hajj and Umrah visas", said Omar al-Mubarak, the director general of the commission's licensing department.

World Turkey Warns Citizens Not to Travel to US Because of Terrorism Threat
Author: 0 Turkey Warns Citizens Not to Travel to US Because of Terrorism Threat

The Turkish travel advisory urged citizens to reconsider travel plans to the United States, citing a series of terror attacks and violent incidents, including in Charlottesville, Ohio University and a mosque in Minnesota. There are also tensions over charges against several Turks accused of helping a Turkish-Iranian gold trader evade US sanctions on Iran, and USA support for Kurdish groups in Syria that Turkey considers to be terrorist organizations.

World Dolly Everett: Family and friends to farewell 'beautiful soul'
Author: 0 Dolly Everett: Family and friends to farewell 'beautiful soul'

She was a victim of cyber bullying, her family revealed. Dolly's Warwick-based school Scots PGC College, southwest of Brisbane, flew its flag at half mast today and will host a commemorative service in term one. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday night issued a statement on social media, saying his heart was breaking for the Everett family.

World Ritz robbers dropped bag of jewels
Author: 0 Ritz robbers dropped bag of jewels

An official close to the investigation said Thursday night that all the stolen jewels have been recovered, after authorities and jewelers carefully examined the contents of the bag and debris and found everything had been accounted for. Three suspects entered the hotel through an unmarked side door, smashed display cases and threw bags of goods out a window to at least two accomplices outside, according to a police official.

World Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at Nottingham railway station
Author: 0 Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at Nottingham railway station

Videos and pictures show a significant blaze in the main concourse of the building when the fire began and smoke billowing from the roof. This means we have no service from the Forest to Clifton South or Toton Lane. This is the fire that has closed Nottingham station this morning. The situation is so severe that East Midlands can not yet predict when the station will be up and running again, with trains both in and out of Nottingham cancelled.

World Canada talks tough on trade as endgame on NAFTA talks nears
Author: 0 Canada talks tough on trade as endgame on NAFTA talks nears

Canada and Mexico are unhappy about USA demands to establish rules of origin for NAFTA goods that would set minimum levels of US content for autos, a sunset clause that would terminate the deal if it is not renegotiated every five years and ending the so-called Chapter 19 dispute mechanism.

World Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship after 5 years in embassy
Author: 0 Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship after 5 years in embassy

Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said on Thursday that his citizenship was granted on December 12 after Assange, an Australian, requested it on September 16. Assange said he fears that Sweden would extradite him to the United States. "We are a country that defends human rights and additionally, a country that respects worldwide law".

World Shots fired near NC police headquarters, 1 officer injured
Author: 0 Shots fired near NC police headquarters, 1 officer injured

Charlotte Police tweeted the officer was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. Police said late Thursday afternoon that the child was found safe and unharmed, but the suspect remained at large. He also had a tattoo of a crown with the word "King" on his neck, in the middle of his Adam's apple. Jonathan Bennett and the infant girl were last seen in an older-model white Ford Expedition with NY license plate HUP3071.

World Hundreds arrested in Tunisia austerity protests
Author: 0 Hundreds arrested in Tunisia austerity protests

Tunisian security forces have detained 44 people following clashes over price hikes and tax increases in the North African country a day earlier, according to the country's interior ministry. A major rally is expected on Friday as the protesters remain all set to continue their actions until the austerity measures are rolled back. One protester was killed on Monday, fueling anger although police said they were not responsible.

World Pakistan Suspends Military, Intelligence Cooperation With US
Author: 0 Pakistan Suspends Military, Intelligence Cooperation With US

There are however reports that Islamabad has suspended military and intelligence cooperation after Trump froze USA military aid to it. Pakistan's Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the United States was using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failures in war-torn Afghanistan.

World Louisiana teacher handcuffed after speaking out at school board meeting
Author: 0 Louisiana teacher handcuffed after speaking out at school board meeting

Hargrave was removed from the school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period. In any case, Superintendent Jerome Puyau, whose raise was being addressed by the instructor, protected the marshal's activities in a meeting with KATC .

World Democracy will not survive without free judiciary: top SC judges to media
Author: 0 Democracy will not survive without free judiciary: top SC judges to media

New Delhi : In an unprecedented move, top senior Supreme Court judges called a press meet in New Delhi during which they raised serious allegations and said that many undesirable happenings in the administration of top court. Justice Chelameswar added: "All our efforts have failed and we are all convinced that unless this institution is preserved, democracy can't be protected in the country".

World Rescue crews still working on So Cal mudslides
Author: 0 Rescue crews still working on So Cal mudslides

A strong winter storm hammered the region on the U.S. West Coast on Monday, bringing heavy downpours and sending mud and debris into residential neighborhoods before dawn on Tuesday. Montecito Oaks resident, Ben Hyatt said, "I woke up my wife and we just did not know what to do, we were just surrounded by mud ". Among them was a mud-caked 14-year-old girl who was pulled after hours trapped under the rubble of a collapsed home in Montecito .

World Trump says he canceled trip to London
Author: 0 Trump says he canceled trip to London

However Mr Trump said in a tweet that he was not happy the Obama administration had sold the previous U.S. embassy at Grosvenor Square in London for "peanuts". The Daily Mail said Trump was pulling out "amid fears he won't be made welcome". Trump was also expected to hold talks with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on February 26 -27.

World Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran
Author: 0 Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran

The decision to extend the waivers isn't a surprise because reimposing the sanctions would sabotage the nuclear deal and render irrelevant the discussions the administration is having with Congress about amending INARA. One high-ranking Iranian diplomat told Al-Monitor on the condition of anonymity, "Trump has shown the world that he is more unpredictable than we all thought he was".

World Kerala CM accused of looting Ockhi funds for personal expenses
Author: 0 Kerala CM accused of looting Ockhi funds for personal expenses

Congress leader Ramesh Chinnithala didn't mince his words while criticizing the chief-minister when he said that the chief-minister's act is akin to taking alms from a beggar. The Chief Minister and the CPI-M can not absolve themselves now and it was a "naked misuse of power", he alleged. The CBI said the High Court accused it of adopting a "pick and choose" policy in naming certain persons as accused.

World USA ends protected status for 200000 Salvadorans
Author: 0 USA ends protected status for 200000 Salvadorans

Three decades after fleeing civil war in his native El Salvador, Luis Munoz has built a life for himself in the New Jersey coastal town of Red Bank, working as a mechanic and raising three children with his wife. "To go over there is going to be a new place that they don't even know", said Campos. "Do they leave the child with some caretaker?" In the past two years, the United States has repatriated 39,000 Salvadorans, showing the ability of El Salvador to absorb an influx, the official ...

World Firetruck escorts 6-year-old shooting victim home
Author: 0 Firetruck escorts 6-year-old shooting victim home

Pictures show him grinning widely as a slew of firefighters and law enforcement officers greeted him at University Hospital, where he has spent the last two months being treated for five bullet wounds. Ryland's stepmother Joann Ward and his sisters, 5-year-old Brooke Ward and 7-year-old Emily Garza, died in the shooting. "Of course with my help, but he walked".

World Norfolk MP warns government over impact of 'hard Brexit'
Author: 0 Norfolk MP warns government over impact of 'hard Brexit'

According to analysis commissioned by Khan, a no deal hard Brexit could lead to a lost decade - or even longer - of significantly lower growth , with Britain potentially having 500,000 fewer jobs in the worst-case scenario and around 68 billion US dollars less investment by 2030 than would otherwise have been the case.

World National Weather Service backs down Thursday snowfall forecast for Douglas County
Author: 0 National Weather Service backs down Thursday snowfall forecast for Douglas County

Temperatures will drop to below freezing before 10 AM and likely not warm back above freezing until Monday . Central and northeast IL will be under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Friday night , the low will be around 10, with a wind chill of between minus 1 and 4, and a north wind of 8 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

Author: 0 Trump hails sale of fictional Call of Duty fighter jets

Donald Trump appears to have revealed just how little he knows about energy and the climate during yet another freaky press conference, this time with the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg . "I feel very strongly about the environment". Norway's strict regulations to reach its Paris targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 by 2030 has spurred the use of "environmental friendly and climate friendly technologies".

World IRS expects to face massive strain under Republican tax law
Author: 0 IRS expects to face massive strain under Republican tax law

The IRS is also being urged to release new tables as soon as possible that determine how much tax must be withheld from workers' paychecks, because until those are provided to employers and payroll companies, those who are due to receive tax cuts won't see an increase in their take-home pay.

World Sarah Sanders gives press briefing
Author: 0 Sarah Sanders gives press briefing

The new policy includes "all portable electronic devices" not issued or authorized by the White House from "being carried into or otherwise possessed" in the West Wing from 6 a.m.to 8 p.m. What's the holdup? Sanders blamed Democrats. National-security adviser H.R. McMaster and White House counsel Don McGahn are believed to be among those considering leaving the White House.

World US Ambassador to Netherlands Clashes with Dutch Reporters Over Remarks About Muslims
Author: 0 US Ambassador to Netherlands Clashes with Dutch Reporters Over Remarks About Muslims

Hoekstra issued a unusual half-apology last month after his first "fake news" confrontation, but provided no clarity on his false statements about burning cars and politicians and mythical Sharia-ruled "no-go" zones in the Netherlands . There are no instances in modern Dutch history of politicians being set alight, and no areas of the country considered no-go zones . Asked last month about his " no-go zones " remark, Hoekstra denied having ever made it, calling it "fake news".

World Trump calls Haiti, African countries 'shitholes'
Author: 0 Trump calls Haiti, African countries 'shitholes'

According to a report fromThe Washington Post , not only did 45 completely balk at the idea-no real surprise there-he also proceeded to refer to Haiti and African nations as "shithole" countries . Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), the Post reported . It is not the first time President Trump has reportedly made disparaging and offensive remarks about immigrants or their countries of origin.

World Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong
Author: 0 Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong

I think you people are surprised, ' he stated. White House spokespeople didn't immediately respond to questions about whether Trump and Kim had spoken. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "an absolutely competent and already mature politician" who has solved the strategic task through creating a nuclear device and long-range missiles.

World Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as 'Unfounded'
Author: 0 Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as 'Unfounded'

Cardin explained the report is an effort for Americans to understand the "true scope and scale" of attempts from Russian President Vladimir Putin to undermine democracy. Titled "Putin's asymmetric assault on democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for USA national security", the report asserts there has been a "20-year" campaign to undermine democracy led by Russian President Vladimir Putin personally.

World Trump selectively touts poll's economic numbers
Author: 0 Trump selectively touts poll's economic numbers

President Trump has regularly shouted down negative polls with cries of "fake news" - but all of these numbers come from a poll he chose to tweet about. Close to 6 in 10 voters, 59 percent, disapproved of his performance in office, up from 44 percent a year ago. Even worse, an wonderful 57 percent of respondents said Trump is "not fit for office" and 69 percent said he isn't "level-headed".

World Trump White House clears path for Medicaid work requirement
Author: 0 Trump White House clears path for Medicaid work requirement

A University of MI team recently published data in JAMA Internal Medicine from detailed survey of more than 4,000 MI residents enrolled in the state's expanded Medicaid program. Verma also said states would have to make "reasonable modifications" for those battling opioid addiction and other substance-use disorders. But it's not clear how many people would be affected by the new rules.

World Attack in Northern West Bank leaves Israeli seriously wounded
Author: 0 Attack in Northern West Bank leaves Israeli seriously wounded

Asked about the construction plans, a US State Department official said there had been no change in policy on settlements and the Israeli government had made clear that going forward "its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes the President's concerns into consideration".

World This Kellyanne Conway Interview Will Give You a Headache
Author: 0 This Kellyanne Conway Interview Will Give You a Headache

After an interview on #Fox News the following morning where she once again doubled down on criticism of Clinton, Conway made a decision to gloat [VIDEO] about the ratings. Proven further by after a 30-minute interview about policy and accomplishments, HRC is all you and others can say. 9pm: Kellyanne Conway says "we don't care about her".

World Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya
Author: 0 Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya

A statement on the military commander-in-chief's Facebook page said the Rohingya found in the mass grave had threatened Buddhist villagers and were killed in retaliation. Myanmar officials refer to the Rohingya as Bengalis, a pejorative term used to imply they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The military said legal action would be taken against members of the security forces who violated their rules of engagement in killing the 10 suspected insurgents, and against the villagers ...

Author: 0 7-Eleven probe opens new front on immigration — APNewsBreak

However, the officials didn't reveal whether there was a specific reason for targeting the store chain which has 60,000 franchises worldwide and is famous for its Slurpee drinks. John Sandweg, an acting ICE director under Obama, said significant fines instilled fear in employers and draining resources from other enforcement priorities.

World Mexican states get USA 'do not travel' warning
Author: 0 Mexican states get USA 'do not travel' warning

Reuters report indicates that at least a dozen politicians, officials and candidates for elected office have been killed in states in recent months, where there are struggles between criminal groups for the control of drug trafficking routes.

World Dead koala found 'screwed' to post in Australian park
Author: 0 Dead koala found 'screwed' to post in Australian park

Conservation groups are seeking information after a dead koala was found screwed to a post in Brooloo Park . Warning: this story contains an image that some readers may find distressing . "If it was proved that somebody did inflict injuries that caused the koala to die they will be charged with animal cruelty and possibly even worse under the criminal code", he said.

World After Announcing Senate Bid, Arpaio Compares Self To Trump: 'Isn't It Great?'
Author: 0 After Announcing Senate Bid, Arpaio Compares Self To Trump: 'Isn't It Great?'

Arpaio commented on the similarities Wednesday, a day after announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. In an interview with the Washington Examiner published Tuesday, the 85-year-old Arpaio said he meant to run for the seat Sen. Trump said the former sheriff was treated "unbelievably unfairly". Kelli Ward, in the GOP primary. The future of so-called Dreamers, who were allowed to stay and work in the US without fear of deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals ...

World Trump Declares Collusion Between Democrats And Russians During Joint Press Conference
Author: 0 Trump Declares Collusion Between Democrats And Russians During Joint Press Conference

Fox News has been reporting and will continue to report that two people have pleaded guilty , Mike Flynn, the former national security advisor, guilty of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about matters Russian Federation. President Trump used the word "collusion" 13 times during the heated press conference. "Well, again John, there has been no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians or Trump and Russians ".

World #MeToo: US Democratic politicians urge wearing black to Trump speech
Author: 0 #MeToo: US Democratic politicians urge wearing black to Trump speech

The movement is being championed by the Democratic Women's Working Group , which includes all female Democratic members of the House of Representatives. Sixty-six of them are Democrats. Rep. Jackie Speier , D-Calif., who is working on a bipartisan bill created to strengthen sexual misconduct prevention standards in the House, told NBC News that she is encouraging women and men of both parties to join the demonstration.