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World Donald Trump holds Nigerians in high regard - U.S. envoy
Author: 0 Donald Trump holds Nigerians in high regard - U.S. envoy

Trump came under fire last week after he asked lawmakers why the United States wanted people from "sh-hole countries" coming into the U.S., in reference to immigrants from African countries. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Love said she had been contacted by the White House to discuss immigration reform. Lindsey Graham confronted the president during the meeting about his comments.

World Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed
Author: 0 Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed

The 21-year-old activist, along with 15 others, had admitted to disobeying the judicial order which asked them to lift the blockade of streets which had lasted 79 days. The "Umbrella Movement" brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for more than two months, as tens of thousands of mostly student activists called on Beijing to allow fully free elections of future leaders in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

World Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal
Author: 0 Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

Richard Durbin, D-Ill., who attended the Oval Office meeting. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation. Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC. The Trump administration, meanwhile, is signaling it remains committed to immigration reform. The White House said there are no tapes.

Author: 0 Why We May Be Headed Toward a Government Shutdown

On Jan.9, a federal judge in California temporarily stopped the withdrawal of DACA since the matter is under litigation. What they're saying " Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. US President Donald Trump said he was the least racist person and denied using the word shithole. "The mood is so raw over immigration that this issue alone could prompt a shutdown, so I think chances of a shutdown on Friday at midnight are a bit above 50%", Greg ...

World Titans, Mularkey Agree to Part Ways
Author: 0 Titans, Mularkey Agree to Part Ways

It's still somewhat speculative, mainly with the Titans, as the opening just came up Monday morning, ironically two days after their season came to an end with a thud at the hands of the Patriots . They want to reach higher, having tasted how much more teams like the Patriots play regularly in Super Bowls, the ultimate in the NFL . But if he's right, Robinson will be a Tennessee legend forever.

World African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology after vulgar comment
Author: 0 African Union, African UN envoys demand Trump apology after vulgar comment

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after reports that he made disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. Mr. Trump was reported to have made the unsavoury comments while complaining about immigrants coming to the USA, during immigration negotiations on Thursday with lawmakers in the Oval Office.

World PM Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu to hold roadshow in Ahmedabad
Author: 0 PM Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu to hold roadshow in Ahmedabad

The 8-km long roadshow will commence from Ahmedabad airport and will end at Sabarmati Ashram . Furthermore, special squads are reportedly being deployed at high-rise buildings along the route and also on the Sabarmati river in speedboats when both the dignitaries are in the Ashram.

Author: 0 Rep. Love on Trump Haiti Slam: 'I Can't Defend the Indefensible'

In a statement released by CARICOM on Saturday, the organization said it is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of Member State, Haiti , and other developing countries.

World US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges in fatal ship collisions
Author: 0 US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges in fatal ship collisions

Frank Caldwell and are the latest in a series of moves that the Navy has made in the aftermath of the deadly collisions, which investigators concluded were avoidable. The deadly destroyer accidents - along with two Navy cruiser collisions in the Pacific a year ago - prompted the dismissal of Aucoin, as well as multiple reviews of the way the Navy trains, maintains and deploys its fleet, which is stretched thin.

World Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday heralded as a "breakthrough" the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen's authorization of four US-funded cranes required to offload desperately needed food supplies, while warning that the country was at risk of starvation in 2018.

World Trump blames Democrats for looming government shutdown
Author: 0 Trump blames Democrats for looming government shutdown

Meantime, some Republicans have dismissed any proposals that don't adequately deal with issues they say drive illegal immigration, such as family migration and border security. The decision came after a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction on Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to resume the DACA program.

World Trump denies being a racist
Author: 0 Trump denies being a racist

Asked about Trump's comments challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". The president has denied using that language, and on Sunday said he was "not a racist" in response to the uproar over the remarks, which were widely reported and confirmed to CNN by a source briefed on the meeting.

World BJP leaders vie to mobilise crowd for Modi's foundation relaying in Barmer
Author: 0 BJP leaders vie to mobilise crowd for Modi's foundation relaying in Barmer

The refinery, a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Rajasthan government, will have the capacity to refine 90 lakh crude oil annually. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress of having misled the people by laying foundation stones. Banks were nationalised but their doors did not open for the poor.

Author: 0 In shift of tone, Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

Two of Trump's congressional allies who were present at that meeting sought to push a different version of events during appearances on the Sunday talk shows. But Republican leaders say they will not attach an immigration bill to the spending measure. Marter tweeted: "Credibility is something that's built by being consistently honest over time".

World Former Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze Meets with Nick Saban
Author: 0 Former Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze Meets with Nick Saban

McElwain previously served as offensive coordinator on Alabama's staff under Saban from 2008-11. The former Ole Miss reportedly was spotted on campus in Tuscaloosa , and is interested in becoming the Crimson Tide's next OC. But it appears Alabama might have other things in mind after losing Brian Daboll to the Buffalo Bills. Before leaving Alabama to serve as head coach at Colorado State and ultimately Florida, Saban served in an offensive assistant role at Eastern Washington, Montana ...

World Newburgh Town Council releases statement on sledding accident
Author: 0 Newburgh Town Council releases statement on sledding accident

Police arrested the driver of the auto, 20-year-old Galina Witte of Evansville. Authorities say Galina Witte, 20, of Evansville, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction and operating while intoxicated endangering.

World NWS: Bright light in Metro Detroit was likely a meteor
Author: 0 NWS: Bright light in Metro Detroit was likely a meteor

The society said it was investigating more than 50 reports about fireballs seen Tuesday night over multiple states. The National Weather Service office in Detroit confirmed Tuesday night that the flash was likely a meteor. The noise reported along with the loud boom is also indicative of a bolide, Narlock says. Narlock adds that this incident is similar to the meteor that was seen over Russian Federation in 2013.

World Malaysia, Singapore sign bilateral transport pact
Author: 0 Malaysia, Singapore sign bilateral transport pact

The RTS link will have the capacity to carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour per direction. The project's original goal was to have the link operational by 2018. "Subsequent concessions will be awarded through open tender", it said. Najib, who arrived here Monday, for the eight annual retreat between Malaysian and Singapore leaders had earlier paid a courtesy call on President Halimah Yacob.

World Snowfall, difficult driving conditions expected Tuesday
Author: 0 Snowfall, difficult driving conditions expected Tuesday

Frostbite may occur in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin, the weather service said. How much it snows depends on how long heavy moisture sticks around and whether it'll get cold enough to allow for accumulating snowfall, forecasters said.

World Nelson, the New President of the LDS Church
Author: 0 Nelson, the New President of the LDS Church

Nelson later spoke to reporters during a press conference from the church's administration building. The wait has less to do with who will be the prophet and more to do with who he, in this case Nelson, choosing to be at his right and left hand side.

World Woman says she was kicked out of Chick-Fil-A for breastfeeding
Author: 0 Woman says she was kicked out of Chick-Fil-A for breastfeeding

Others chided the mother for breastfeeding her baby in public in the first place: "First off, I would never dream of breastfeeding in public". Hornung pointed out the state's breastfeeding laws to Flamm - which protect a woman's right to feed in any public or private location, according to NDhealth.gov .

World Annual 'MLK Day of Service' at the Foodbank of the Southern Tier
Author: 0 Annual 'MLK Day of Service' at the Foodbank of the Southern Tier

In commemoration, the 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr . march and rally was held Monday in Downtown St. Louis. Another important thing to remember about Martin Luther King Jr.is he preached non-violence. It's our obligation as a country - all races, religions, genders - to march on as ONE and continue to fight for our human rights and never let our voice fade away.

World Ex-CIA officer accused of holding on to classified info
Author: 0 Ex-CIA officer accused of holding on to classified info

Jerry Chun Shing Lee was detained Monday night after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Lee is a naturalized United States citizen, who now resides in Hong Kong, China, according to the release. In August 2012, Lee moved from Hong Kong to northern Virginia and during a layover of several days in Honolulu FBI agents conducted a search of his hotel room and photographed two small books, a datebook, and an address book.

World Cloud Area Gas Prices Rise in Recent Weeks
Author: 0 Cloud Area Gas Prices Rise in Recent Weeks

Midland Odessa- $2.41/g, down 5.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.46/g. Sunday's national gas price average is $2.53, which is up four cents in the last week, up eight cents in the last month and 19 cents higher than this time previous year.

Author: 0 Haiti 'shocked' by Trump comments, summons U.S. envoy

Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. Trump was asked about the "shithole" comment, allegedly made during an Oval Office meeting Thursday and first reported by The Washington Post , and whether it had harmed chances for a legislative deal on immigration.

World India withdraws Haj subsidy to pilgrims
Author: 0 India withdraws Haj subsidy to pilgrims

New Delhi-The government of India Minister of Minority Affairs on Tuesday announced the scrapping of 85-year-old Haj subsidy from this year. A total of 1.75 lakh pilgrims are expected to go for haj without a subsidy this year, higher than the 1.25 lakh pilgrims who went for the annual pilgrimage in 2017.

World CHILE CRACKDOWN: 30 arrested as anger grows at Pope visit
Author: 0 CHILE CRACKDOWN: 30 arrested as anger grows at Pope visit

The Vatican in 2011 sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for his crimes, but the church leadership hasn't won back Chileans' trust for having covered up Karadima's crimes for so long. The scandal has eroded the credibility of the Catholic Church here and cast a shadow over his visit, the first by a pope in three decades. "I am one with my brother bishops, for it is right to ask for forgiveness and make every effort to support the victims, even as we commit ourselves to ...

World Freedom House: Kyrgyzstan is the only partly free country in Central Asia
Author: 0 Freedom House: Kyrgyzstan is the only partly free country in Central Asia

Georgia was ranked among the 59 " partly free " countries. "Ukraine got three points out of a possible seven, where seven is the worst indicator for the level of political and civil liberties". This marked the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Overall, the report found that 71 countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties while only 35 registered gains.

World White House: Dems Using 'Sh*thole' Comments To Stall On Immigration
Author: 0 White House: Dems Using 'Sh*thole' Comments To Stall On Immigration

That the remark came amid negotiations over protections for "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children - has further stoked allegations of racism directed at the president. It was previously used by former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, who relinquished it to Sanders in August, and before that, by the Obama administration.

World Sinn Fein MP resigns after posing with bread on Kingsmill massacre anniversary
Author: 0 Sinn Fein MP resigns after posing with bread on Kingsmill massacre anniversary

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after he posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned. "I again offer my profound apology to those families and to the wider victims community". "I accept also that this view of what happened is deeply damaging to the reconciliation process that is so important to consolidating the peace process and to healing the pain and hurt of the past", he added.

World Train drivers vote to go on 24 hour strike
Author: 0 Train drivers vote to go on 24 hour strike

He said commuters should check the trains before they leave home, to ensure they were not going to get stuck. "Workers are being stretched to capacity trying to deliver the shambolic new timetable, and now on top of all of this they're being told they can't be guaranteed fair conditions or pay".

World Pres. Rouhani says USA military in Syria threat to whole region
Author: 0 Pres. Rouhani says USA military in Syria threat to whole region

Reuters , citing Syrian opposition sources , reported that a Free Syrian Army delegation has met with members of Congress and representatives from the White House in an appeal to restore the program. Another delegation member who requested anonymity told Reuters they told officials U.S. inaction in Syria would only allow Iran and its regional allies to recreate a land corridor linking Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut - often termed the "Shiite crescent" by Iran's regional enemies.

World Hartsuyker slams 'crackpots' wanting to change Aus Day date
Author: 0 Hartsuyker slams 'crackpots' wanting to change Aus Day date

We build the things that actually make our nation stronger, and I am not a supporter of changing Australia Day."I am completely at ease with Australia Day". We need to own that we were invaded and atrocities occurred". "I got to the stage I can not celebrate Australia Day". "That would bring the country together in a way like few other national days", he said.

Author: 0 `I`m not a racist`, US President Donald Trump defends slur

On Friday , the president was widely condemned after it was reported that during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform, he asked, "Why are we having all these people from sh**hole countries come here?" "I'm not a racist ". The New York Times editorial board has issued a stinging rebuke of President Trump and what they call his racially-charged tone and commentary.

World Trump administration to appeal DACA immigrant ruling to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Trump administration to appeal DACA immigrant ruling to Supreme Court

I'll leave others to speak to the absurdity and legal vagaries of this judge's decision, as Josh Blackman already has done superbly in an article at National Review Online. "It defies both law and commons sense for DACA - an entirely discretionary non-enforcement policy that was implemented unilaterally by the last administration after Congress rejected similar legislative proposals ...

World I am not a racist
Author: 0 I am not a racist

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of SC, also present at the gathering, said he confronted the president over his racy comments . And Haiti's USA ambassador told the BBC that Haitians are not "simply immigrants who come here to take advantage of the U.S".

World North Korea calls Trump's
Author: 0 North Korea calls Trump's "nuclear button" tweet the "spasm of a lunatic"

Daniel Meisenzahl, a spokesman for the system, said via email that the October message resulted in more people on university campuses having some information about how to react. Because Xi "has been extremely generous with what he's said". "WSJ: Some people would see your tweets, which are sometimes combative towards Kim Jong Un ".