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by | February 12, 2018 | 00:43

Our government could cut military spending , and increase resources to help with the student debt, as well as other social programs. President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on Friday morning, ending a government shutdown that began just after midnight, when Congress was still debating the budget deal .

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:11

A short government shutdown is assured as the Senate has recessed until just after a Thursday midnight deadline to pass a temporary funding bill. President Donald Trump signed a spending bill Friday morning to keep the government operating after some brief uncertainty about when he would do so.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:04

Her sharp rhetoric raised the stakes in the Russia investigation - and November's midterm elections, which could possibly hand Democrats control of the House and Senate, increasing the chances for impeachment proceedings against Trump over possible collusion with Russians during the 2016 election and possibly obstruction of justice charges based on actions since he took office.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:58

The North Korean delegation has said it has no intention of meeting with its U.S. counterparts in South Korea - and with good reason. As president of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, the North's rubberstamp parliament, he is the country's ceremonial head of state and technically the highest-level Northern official ever to visit the South.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:30

Kim, the top DPRK legislator, arrived in South Korea earlier in the day via a private jet, leading a ranking delegation that includes Kim Yo Jong , a younger sister of top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un who serves as the first vice director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:26

A patrolling police officer ran into the church and tried to negotiate with the attacker. Witnesses said the attacker charged in through the main entrance of the church, hurting a member of the parish before heading towards the altar in the middle of Sunday Mass.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:25

Neighbouring Bangladesh has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating Rohingya people. The UK's foreign secretary told reporters the charred homes of devastated Rohingya villages were like nothing he had seen before in his life, after visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh and northern Rakhine state in Myanmar.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:23

However, South Korea's presidental Blue House said Pence had a meeting scheduled with USA athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials. North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing.

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:17

North Korean and South Korean athletes participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics marched as one during Friday's opening ceremony, gleefully entering the ring as a unified team sharing a flag. The vice president also drew criticism from some openly gay members of Team USA, who questioned his role at the Olympics due to his anti-LGBT views. He also commented that he thought Mr Trump and Mr Kim would get along well should they ever meet in person "because in my opinion, they're pretty much ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 23:12

Traditionally, India has been a vocal champion of the Palestinian cause. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the building of Hindu temple at Abu Mureikhah, off the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway in United Arab Emirates today.

by | February 11, 2018 | 22:28

Five elephants were killed in December after they were hit by a train in the same state. The incident took place at Hawaipur area in Karbi Anglong district and bordering area of Hojai district, about 182 km from Guwahati . Meanwhile local forest officials alleged that, the incident happened only because of railway department negligence. With increasing deforestation and building activity close to their habitats, many elephants are forced to go further afield in the search for food.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:28

Sorenson denied the allegations, instead blaming Corbett for the physical violence. Corbett told the Post that Sorensen committed several violent and threatening actions during their marriage, such as running a auto over her foot, tamping out a cigarette on her hand, throwing her against a wall, and grabbing her "menacingly" by the hair "while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine's coast".

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:20

On Saturday, Israel conducted airstrikes against Iranian facilities in Syria, claiming an Iranian drone had entered the Israeli airspace from Syria. In an official statement , Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based militia and a close Iranian ally, announced that the downing of the Israeli jet represents "the start of a new strategic era".

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:06

The Pentagon will see more than $160 billion in additional funding over the next two years under the agreement, which scrapped the caps on federal spending that had been imposed in 2011. Congress then sent it to Mr. Trump, who approved the budget. "I'm greatly disappointed that the Speaker does not have the courage to lift the shadow of fear from the lives of these inspiring young people", she said in a statement Friday after the vote.

by | February 11, 2018 | 21:03

Duke is now the No. 7 team in the nation in the eyes of the NCAA men's basketball selection committee, which revealed its top 16 teams up to this point in the season Sunday afternoon on CBS. That's fewer than most other teams in the top 16. If the tournament started today, the Blue Devils would be the No. 2 seed in the East Region with Villanova as the top seed, Texas Tech as the No.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:48

Turkey launched an offensive into the enclave three weeks ago to rout Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers to be a security threat due to their links to outlawed rebels in Turkey. Washington, however, opposes their autonomy plans, as does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. Another setback was a temporary ban on Turkish aerial actions in northern Syria imposed by Russian Federation this weekend.

by | February 11, 2018 | 20:48

Moon entered the main stadium in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang, where the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics began at 8 p.m. local time (1100 GMT). The Pences did not stand for the unified Korean team's entrance. The event unveiled a new short-range missile, which is based on the Russian Iskander ballistic missile but also shares many features of South Korea's Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile, according to Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 19:47

The alleged incident took place on Saturday at Varela's mobile home in Martha Lake where the 18-year-old woman came over to party after recently breaking up with her boyfriend. The suspect reportedly claimed that he had put Noceda's body in a plastic box and planned to bury her. "LOL, I think she od'd, still breathing", he allegedly wrote in an accompanying message.

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:55

Pelosi's speech comes as lawmakers struggle to agree on a plan for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which protected undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children from deportation.

by | February 11, 2018 | 18:24

But tensions have mounted in recent months, with Damascus threatening to march into parts of eastern and northern Syria captured by the SDF with support from the US -led coalition. In a statement , UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the parties involved in the ongoing conflict to move toward a political solution, which he says is the "only way to end the violence and the awful suffering of the Syrian people".