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World Argentina cops seize 400kg of cocaine from Russian embassy
Author: 0 Argentina cops seize 400kg of cocaine from Russian embassy

According to a report by the New York Times , Patricia Bullrich, Argentina's minister of security, reportedly said during a news conference Thursday, "We have dismantled an worldwide cocaine trafficking organization operating between Argentina, Russia and Germany".

World Rain showers ending this morning but return Friday and Saturday
Author: 0 Rain showers ending this morning but return Friday and Saturday

Ice accumulations are mostly expected to be less than a tenth of an inch but some localized areas could see anywhere from 0.10"-0.20" of inch of ice at most . Tuesday night: A 40 percent chance of rain and snow, low around 30. Snowfall totals across the area will range from 3 to 5 inches from east of St.

World Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages
Author: 0 Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

Yanghee Lee, the UN's human rights envoy to Myanmar, was barred from returning to the country in December after the civilian government and the military accused her of biased reporting on the crisis in Rakhine State in favor of the Rohingya .

World Local pastor remembers the Reverend Billy Graham
Author: 0 Local pastor remembers the Reverend Billy Graham

The Senate Historical Office explains that there are no hard and fast rules on this, but "lying in state" ceremonies are usually reserved for deceased presidents and other elected officials. People who want to sign the book can find it on a small table at the foot of the George Washington statue in the Capitol Rotunda, which is located at 1 E.

World What to expect from the winter storm in Flagstaff this weekend
Author: 0 What to expect from the winter storm in Flagstaff this weekend

SUNDAY: Cloudy with a high of 60 and a low of 38. Low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Winds gusting as high as 30 miles per hour will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow. The National Weather Service says windy conditions Thursday will be followed Thursday night and Friday by snowfall accompanied by cold temperatures.

Author: 0 Assad offensive may amount to war crime

Referencing Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, she added , "Without Russian backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring". The civilians of the war-ravaged town of Ghouta in Eastern Syria are pleading for worldwide 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 ...

World Hot summer awaits terrorists and their supporters in Syria: Erdoğan
Author: 0 Hot summer awaits terrorists and their supporters in Syria: Erdoğan

At least 1,829 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin , northwestern Syria , said the Turkish General Staff on Thursday. It said artillery targeted the convoy "carrying terrorists, weapons and ammunition". 22 de febrero de 2018, 09:33Damascus, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Kurdish People " s Protection Units (YPG) militias will deliver the Syrian Army in the next 48 hours the neighborhoods they control in the northern ...

Author: 0 Bombs fall on Syria as UN weighs ceasefire

Iran, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., the militant group Hezbollah and Persian Gulf nations are among the entities on the ground, either with their own forces or through proxies. Kelley Currie, the U.S. ambassador for economic and social affairs, told the security council that President Assad was prepared "to bomb or starve" his opponents into submission.

World Trump says he was pressured not to move embassy
Author: 0 Trump says he was pressured not to move embassy

Trump administration officials say the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence. "What we want is a clear statement that will allow the Palestinians to have a state of their own, independent, within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital", Khladi added.

World Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal
Author: 0 Greitens legal team seeks indictment dismissal

A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens on Thursday on one felony count of invasion of privacy. The woman claims the governor asked her to "come downstairs" at his home where he would show her "how to do a proper pull-up", before he allegedly tied her up and blindfolded her, while she was partially nude and threatened her to not mention the incident.

Author: 0 Friday forecast: Foggy, high of 41, possible rain at night

Unfortunately another system will move through on Saturday bringing chances for heavy snow from western Iowa-Carroll-Fort Dodge-Mason City. Wednesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. Little or no snow accumulation expected. High near 34 degrees. Sunny, with a high near 37.

World Trump Repeats Call For Armed Teachers, Stronger Background Checks
Author: 0 Trump Repeats Call For Armed Teachers, Stronger Background Checks

Attorney General Jeff Session to issue guidance that critics say allows anti-LGBT discrimination. Sharon McGowan, director of strategy at Lambda Legal, said numerous promises Trump made were "behind closed doors to groups like CPAC", but many of them were out in the open on the campaign trail.

World Classes at Dubuque Senior canceled due to shooting threat
Author: 0 Classes at Dubuque Senior canceled due to shooting threat

Students and parents reported the threat to the district. Investigators found that threat to be non-credible at the time, but increased police presence at the high school. The threat said "Don't come to school February 23". They said the community will be updated once more is known. "Because safety is our top priority, we are evaluating the situation and canceling classes as a precaution", the message from Bremerton High School said.

World Trump Just Attacked Parkland Victims By Calling The NRA Good People
Author: 0 Trump Just Attacked Parkland Victims By Calling The NRA Good People

In an interview with NPR's David Greene this morning, Schlapp said that inviting LaPierre to speak was "the appropriate thing to do, even at a really tragic time ". . He also returned to an oft-used NRA slogan, one LaPierre invoked following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 students and six adults dead,"To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun".

World Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds
Author: 0 Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

The president is not the only politician, especially on the Republican side, to bring out this old chestnut following last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three staff members were killed.

World Utility monitors dams in Indiana, Michigan amid flooding
Author: 0 Utility monitors dams in Indiana, Michigan amid flooding

City officials said that anyone living in possible flood areas should temporarily leave by midday Thursday. At least six neighborhoods are expected to experience flooding. In southeastern MI, the River Raisin crested Thursday in Monroe and is expected to crest early Saturday in Dundee. "Be careful if you're trying to come to campus, " Schor said, noting the river was at its highest level since 1975.

World Donald Trump poised to announce 'largest package' of North Korean sanctions
Author: 0 Donald Trump poised to announce 'largest package' of North Korean sanctions

President Donald Trump will unveil new sanctions against North Korea Friday morning during an address before the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington. The US has been imposing sanctions on North Korea on a regular basis over the past year in an attempt to put pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

World Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave tops 400: Monitor
Author: 0 Five-day death toll in Syria rebel enclave tops 400: Monitor

If agreed, the ceasefire would allow for the delivery of critical supplies and the evacuation of the wounded. Sara Kayyali, Syria researcher for Human Rights Watch, said the situation was deteriorating "at an exponential rate" with over 250 civilians dead in the last 48 hours.

World National Space Council's meeting takes aim at industry regulations - and at China
Author: 0 National Space Council's meeting takes aim at industry regulations - and at China

Vice President Mike Pence will provide policy recommendations to the President to streamline the regulatory environment for commercial space companies. "There's no reason we can't do the same for rockets", Pence said, receiving applause from 300 guests inside the Space Center's Processing Facility. The Users Advisory Group will offer testimony and input to the council's deliberations, and the 29 selectees come from industry, government and multiple spaceflight advocacy organizations.

World Winter Olympics: Sofia Goggia wins Italy's third gold medal
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Sofia Goggia wins Italy's third gold medal

The 25-year-old had clearly rediscovered her natural effervescence as she bounced around the Jeongseon Alpine Centre after upstaging Lindsey Vonn in the American great's final run in the blue riband event of the Olympic programme. Lindsey Vonn has taken aim at the "savage abuse" she has received on social medial , but insists she will "not be beaten" by internet trolls. Even had she put up the time in the downhill that she put up on the first run of Alpine combined, Vonn still would ...

World Marion Le Pen says French conservatives inspired by Trump
Author: 0 Marion Le Pen says French conservatives inspired by Trump

Marechal-Le Pen also criticized the European Union in her 10-minute speech: "France is no longer free today". Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 28, decried the European Union and immigration in a speech at a major forum for American conservatives.

World TAPI: PM Abbasi attends groundbreaking ceremony at Turkmen border
Author: 0 TAPI: PM Abbasi attends groundbreaking ceremony at Turkmen border

Turkmenistan sits on the world's fourth-largest gas reserves but lost a major buyer in Russia after Russian energy giant Gazprom wound down imports of Turkmen gas and then ceased purchases completely in 2016. Alongside TAPI, another project named the "Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan 500 kilovolts Line" (TAP-500) will transfer Turkmenistan's electricity to Pakistan through Afghanistan.

World Florida sheriff: Deputies to carry rifles at schools
Author: 0 Florida sheriff: Deputies to carry rifles at schools

Students are staging walkouts, urging lawmakers to take action and not just send prayers. The district says it's important to have this conversation. "I don't want to keep going to school every day being scared of what's going to happen to me".

World 'Appointment only': Students turned away from seeing Florida lawmakers
Author: 0 'Appointment only': Students turned away from seeing Florida lawmakers

It was one week ago that a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla . Students in at least four area high schools hosted demonstrations over gun violence Wednesday. Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he legally purchased from a licensed gun dealer a year ago, when he was 18.

World Giving Meaning to South Africa's Ocean Economy
Author: 0 Giving Meaning to South Africa's Ocean Economy

The situation has forced him to carry on for a while with the ministers he inherited from his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. With little option but to implement tax hikes, South Africa's new leader finds himself in an unenviable position that could see the African National Congress lose power next year for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994.

World Russians finally celebrate gold at Olympics after scandals
Author: 0 Russians finally celebrate gold at Olympics after scandals

The 15-year-old took the women's title for the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation by a slender margin of just 1.31 points from her friend, compatriot, training partner and arch rival. "I haven't fully realized yet that I've won", Zagitova stated. The 18-year-old also landed seven triples and received the maximum level-fours for her spins and step sequence, but was unable to overtake Zagitova despite winning the free skate.

World Florida Shooting Survivors Now At The Center Of Conspiracy Theories
Author: 0 Florida Shooting Survivors Now At The Center Of Conspiracy Theories

Some are calling 17-year-old David Hogg a phony and a fraud, but he's fighting back against those reports while trying to be a vocal leader for his peers in an effort to tighten gun laws following last week's massacre. "Basically, this video was a clip of David Hogg speaking to a local news affiliate years ago about an incident he saw on the beach". "I was shocked and angry to read the appalling email about the fearless students who traveled to Tallahassee today.

World Calling BS on politicians' inaction on gun violence
Author: 0 Calling BS on politicians' inaction on gun violence

Yet, when asked about gun control and a ban on assault weapons, Gov. Scott chose to point a finger and place blame squarely on the shoulders of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is BS for our government to disallow the study of gun violence by the CDC. But most new gun controls would also come at the heavy cost of infringing a fundamental constitutional right, and of stripping law-abiding citizens of the ability to defend themselves.

World Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Dallas US Postal Service worker
Author: 0 Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Dallas US Postal Service worker

Mosby was shot to death while driving his mail truck Monday morning on I-30 in Dallas , not far from the main Post Office. Donnie Ferrell is suspected in the February 19 fatal shooting of USPS worker Tony Mosby. The witnesses said they were inside a vehicle with Ferrell when the driver attempted to go around the USPS truck while driving erratically. The two said they had met up with Ferrell and another person for dinner at a Dallas restaurant before drinking alcohol together at a pool ...

World Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP

Addressing the camera directly in his video, Corbyn said the spy's claims were "increasingly wild and entirely false", including that the MP informed him about what Margaret Thatcher had for breakfast. In response, Mrs May insisted: "We will be ensuring we get that good, comprehensive trade agreement new economic partnership with the European Union".

World FATF to put Pakistan on greylist for terror financing
Author: 0 FATF to put Pakistan on greylist for terror financing

On Wednesday morning, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja M. Asif, who was in Moscow at the time, tweeted that Pakistan had won a reprieve of three months in which to convince the global body not to put it on a "greylist" of countries where terror financing and black money laundering needed scrutiny.

Author: 0 Winter Olympics 2018: Ivanka Trump arrives for closing ceremony

South Korea's Moon Jae-in is to honor U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and presidential advisor in Seoul on Friday with a dinner that conforms to her diet, and Seoul is expecting Ivanka Trump, 36, to deliver a personal message from her father.

World Maldives' Embattled Govt Accuses India of 'Distorting Facts' About Emergency
Author: 0 Maldives' Embattled Govt Accuses India of 'Distorting Facts' About Emergency

The US also expressed disappointment over the development in Maldives and asked President Yameen to uphold the rule of law in the troubled Indian Ocean island nation. "Because from the start the government has been looking to work closely with the global community". The UN human rights chief has described the imposition of a state of emergency following a power struggle with the Supreme Court as "an all-out assault on democracy".

World Trump May Fire National Security Advisor HR McMaster
Author: 0 Trump May Fire National Security Advisor HR McMaster

Some officials have told CNN that the Pentagon may be looking to identify a slot that is not too high profile, because McMaster would be transitioning back to the military from a White House position akin to a political appointee. Per CNN, officials at the Pentagon are "quietly" conducting a search for "a four-star military job suited for McMaster", who is now ranks as a three-star general.

World Trump proposes arming up to 40% of United States teachers
Author: 0 Trump proposes arming up to 40% of United States teachers

The president also tweeted he is in favor of comprehensive background checks with an "emphasis on mental health ", despite rolling back an Obama-era regulation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill individuals during his second month in office.

World Didn't see Pawar-Raj interview, says Uddhav Thackeray
Author: 0 Didn't see Pawar-Raj interview, says Uddhav Thackeray

The Sena chief was reacting to a high-profile public interview of Pawar, conducted by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in Pune on Wednesday, during which the NCP chief made the statement. "He (Bal Thackeray) was 70-year-old then but no one tried to stop it (the arrest) from happening". The NCP chief was also critical of Modi for running the government more or less "single-handedly".

World Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks
Author: 0 Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks

Cruz, who has had a history of mental illness, is now at the main Broward County jail facing 17 counts of premeditated murder. CNN said Mr Trump had declined an invitation to speak at its event. (AAP) People embrace during a service at the First United Methodist Church in Coral Springs, Florida . Mr Scott attended a prayer vigil near the school and is expected to announce a legislative package with GOP leaders of the legislature this week.

World Justin Forsyth announces Unicef resignation
Author: 0 Justin Forsyth announces Unicef resignation

Forsyth "apologised unreservedly" for sending inappropriate texts to female staff when he worked at Save The Children , but said that was not why he was quitting his role. Oxfam is under fire for inappropriate behaviour. Three of Oxfam's senior leaders have apologised for the charity's handling of an internal investigation into the use of prostitutes by staff in Haiti following the devastating 2010 quake.

World Head of NRA Isn't Backing Down on Guns
Author: 0 Head of NRA Isn't Backing Down on Guns

It may be 10 per cent, it may be 40 per cent. Trump says he wouldn't want to tell his son that he has to go through an active-shooter drill. Trump also said he supports efforts to improve the federal background system. The lobby group is one of the most powerful forces in American conservatism and is a regular presence at the annual CPAC conference, the largest gathering of political conservatives in the US.

Author: 0 Pence slams North Korean leader's 'tyrannical' sister after near meet

Joining Trump in the United States delegation are White House press secretary Sarah Sanders; Idaho's GOP Sen. The eight-member delegation , including six staffers, will travel by road and will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in during their visit, the Blue House official said .

World Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins
Author: 0 Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

Now, it switches to Shiffrin's forte - the slalom . It was a successful day for the Swiss with Wendy Holdener , slalom silver medalist in Pyeongchang and reigning combined world champion, taking bronze. She had vomited before the first run, attributing it to, she said, "just nerves" (and surely fatigue from a long night at the medal ceremony). "I didn't make any mistakes, I didn't ski stiff, I wasn't nervous, I left it all on the line".

World Fireworks Used In Violent Scenes Between Bilbao & Spartak Ultras
Author: 0 Fireworks Used In Violent Scenes Between Bilbao & Spartak Ultras

Another four people were also taken to the Basurto University hospital in Bilbao on a night of tension. The atmosphere in Bilbao remains tense with several hundred travelling fans believed to be without tickets for the game. At his post-match press conference, Athletic head coach Jose Angel Ziganda said, in quotes carried on Twitter: "We didn't know anything". 'Do not succumb to provocation and do not enter into conflict with local residents, ultras or agents of public security'.

World Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row
Author: 0 Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row

Many desperate Filipinos have also chosen to stay in countries where the Philippines has banned Filipinos in the past, such as in war-torn Iraq and Syria. "In the days to come we will be resolving other pending cases", said Olalia. Sen. Cynthia Villar said the ban should also be imposed on countries where OFWs, mostly domestic household workers, are also facing abuses.

World Women's hockey team wins gold medal
Author: 0 Women's hockey team wins gold medal

While that match was nothing more than a tune-up, pride was still very much on the line for the two countries. Rooney made 31 but Canada made their chances count more effectively. While the Americans, who last won ice hockey gold at the 1998 Nagano Games, remembered how to celebrate wildly, throwing their equipment into the air as they hugged and embraced each other, the Canadians seemed overwhelmed by unfamiliar feelings.