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by | January 19, 2018 | 13:33

Congress has less than two days to pass a government funding measure, but Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over the path forward, increasing the chances of the first government shutdown since 2013. Trump suggested the country "needs a good shutdown". The package would fund the government through mid-February, and also includes a measure to renew funds for a program, known as CHIP , providing low-income children with health insurance for six years.

by | January 19, 2018 | 13:23

Addressing an anti-government rally at Mall Road in Lahore, the cricketer-turned-politician said, " Nawaz (Sharif ) doesn't believe in democracy, I know him for more than four decades". Khursheed Shah said, "The country was a nuclear power because of the parliament, the borders are protected because of parliament". Commenting on the role of Dr Tahirul Qadri, the foreign minister said the man who was present on the container is a Canadian national and had nothing to do with Pakistan.

by | January 19, 2018 | 13:09

Spanish and Portuguese police have seized cocaine worth about £33 million that was hidden inside fresh pineapples from Latin America. The searches uncovered wax-covered cylinders hidden inside pineapples and containing more than 300kg (660 pounds) of cocaine in all.

by | January 19, 2018 | 13:00

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southern Connecticut and Winter Storm Warnings for Litchfield, Hartford , Tolland and Windham counties beginning this evening and continuing until mid-afternoon on Wednesday .

by | January 19, 2018 | 12:51

The 20 MLAs under the scanner were appointed by the party in March 2015 as parliamentary secretaries to its ministers. Since Delhi Assembly has 70 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party government will remain intact even as after the disqualification the number of its MLAs will remain 46, which would still be a majority in the House.

by | January 19, 2018 | 12:04

This file photo taken on October 05, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in NY.

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:59

Police said they found several of the children "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings". According to police, the older ones looked no more than 12 at most as they were looking very malnourished and slightly emaciated .

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:35

President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants to come to the USA from "everywhere", despite having said behind closed doors that he'd prefer more immigrants from countries like Norway and not Africa. The following day, Trump tweeted "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". "It's very sad." Trump said.

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:32

Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. However, he did say that, in theory, a ideal score on the Montreal test does not necessarily rule out cognitive decline. President Trump is in excellent health with "no indication" of "any cognitive issues" - but he could afford to lose a few pounds and start exercising over the coming year, according to the president's physician.

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:27

The trip, planned in secret for safety reasons, comes four months after Trump unveiled a new strategy for Afghanistan and is also Pence's first visit to the region since taking office as the U.S. "We are grateful for your leadership and partnership in that effort", he said. He also took a potshot at Pakistan, a nominal United States ally that Washington has accused of harboring criminal and Islamic terrorist elements, saying Afghanistan's neighbor has much to gain from working with ...

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:23

The feature, found within the app, invites users to: "Take a selfie and search thousands of artworks to see if any look like you". However, in fairness, one must consider the fact that Google is still working on adding more artwork to the project and therefore future updates to the app would perhaps incorporate larger databases.

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:04

The approval ratings published Thursday are based on Gallup World Poll surveys of 134 countries between March and November past year. Bush had a much lower average job approval rating in his second term than in his first, in part reflecting mounting economic problems and public opposition to the Iraq War.

by | January 19, 2018 | 11:07

The Post said its report is based on notes from two congressmen who were in the room during the meeting and confirmed by two other lawmakers and a senior aide who were also present. He said President Trump has "very definitely changed his attitude " toward protecting the young immigrants, "and even the wall, once we briefed him".

by | January 19, 2018 | 10:57

The subpoena is a sign that Mr. Bannon is not personally the focus of the inquiry. The remarks saw Trump lash out at Bannon-formerly one of his closest confidantes-branding him " sloppy Steve " and reportedly demanding his ouster from the populist Breitbart News website, which Bannon had turned into one of the most aggressive platforms for Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

by | January 19, 2018 | 10:40

But during the testimony, Republicans questioned whether the allegations Simpson was making actually had evidence to back them up. Much of his story by now has become familiar: Simpson's private intelligence firm was hired, first by conservatives, then later by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to look into Donald Trump's background during the 2016 presidential election.

by | January 19, 2018 | 10:21

The others named are: Aftab Ahmad Shah, media advisor and strategist of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Mirwaiz Umar Farooq faction); Altaf Ahmad Shah alias Fantoosh, public relations officer at Tehreek-e-Hurriyat; Nayeem Ahmad Khan, chairman, National Front; Farooq Ahmad Dar, chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front; Mohammad Akbar Khanday, spokesperson of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference ( Geelani faction); Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, office-bearer of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat; Bashir Ahmad ...

by | January 19, 2018 | 10:19

Christie, and the state trooper who accompanied him for his security detail, complied with the instructions, the person said. On his way to Boston this morning, Christie reportedly ran into a bit of trouble at Newark Airport. The two-term Republican, who left office on January 16, tried to go through an entrance he had used for eight years only to learn that his first-class expectations were just a flight of fancy.

by | January 19, 2018 | 10:07

Following the official talks between North and South Korea, state-run North Korean media ran the official decision that North Korea would participate on January 10, 2018. However, Western European security sources reported in December that Russian tankers had been observed transferring oil to North Korean ships in worldwide waters on at least three occasions in the months after the sanctions were in place.

by | January 19, 2018 | 09:57

It's one of many other efforts to teach truckers about the real devastation of sex and labor slavery, and how to help. Additionally, it allows local prosecutors to go after websites that violate federal sex trafficking laws. States joining Demand An End include Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico and SC, as well as the District of Columbia.

by | January 19, 2018 | 09:33

Many Democrats have bemoaned the use of continuing resolutions , but kept their options open in part because it was unclear if Ryan and his lieutenants would even have the votes in their Republican conference to pass a short-term spending bill out of the House.

by | January 19, 2018 | 09:31

Scottish Tory backbencher Stephen Kerr expressed his "intense" disappointment and dissatisfaction that the UK Government had not fulfilled its promise to amend the legislation in the Commons to allay fears of a power-grab and to support the devolved settlement.

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:40

In a tweet on Friday, Trump wrote: "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used". Booker on Wednesday called it "a little insulting" that Republicans were calling on him to "be treating Cabinet secretaries one way or another depending upon their gender" and accused Nielsen of "lying about overt bigotry coming out of the White House".

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:30

The husband was also charged with a single count of lewd conduct with a child. Mr Hestrin did not say what finally triggered the girl to act. When the police came to rescue them, he said, numerous victims didn't even know what a police officer was.

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:31

Walsh said. "Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough - all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity", said Amazon's Holly Sullivan . Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the United States, Canada and Mexico . Over the coming months, the company will work with each of the remaining candidate locations to evaluate the feasibility of a potential partnership that not only benefits the local community but matches up with Amazon's hiring strategies.

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:18

Police said that numerous victims seemed to be malnourished and that officers provided them with food and drinks "after they claimed to be starving". The other people in the house ranged in age from 2 to 29 years old. The discovery was made after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house in Perris around 100 kilometres east of Los Angeles. County adult and child protective service workers and medical professionals are assessing the siblings, Fellows said.

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:14

India has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The three-stage missile took off from Abdul Kalam Island, a part of Integrated Test Range, about 9:50 a.m. The test was characterized as a "major boost" to the country's defense capabilities. The newspaper said Indian authorities intend to carry another Agni-5 test sometimes within the year so that may "gate-crash into the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs ...

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:14

The poll, conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, surveyed 1,267 adults in December and another 1,350 adults earlier this month. Also Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would support the rights of health care workers who object to abortion, birth control or sex-change operations based on their religious convictions.

by | January 19, 2018 | 08:05

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) likened Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to Nazi enablers on Thursday, commenting on what he called her complicity with the White House's bigotry by saying "we know what happened in Europe when people just did their jobs".

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:59

He is expected to stay in Israel through Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Jewish state, scheduled for January 22-23. Referring to "the unique nature of Jerusalem" in a letter to Egypt's top Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Tayeb, Francis said that "only a special status, guaranteed by the global community, can preserve its identity, (and) unique vocation as a place of peace".

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:51

Syria threatened on Thursday to "destroy" any Turkish warplanes that fly into its territory as Ankara prepares to launch a cross-border military operation to wipe out Kurdish fighters it calls "terrorists". "We're not involved with them at all", Rankine-Galloway told Anadolu. Most observers now focus on the implications of a Turkish offensive against the main USA ally in the war against ISIS to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of which Turkey and the United States are the most ...

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:29

Many of the President's detractors believed that calling Africa a "sh*thole" was a new low for Trump , who's saying that the allegation that he used the word is actually hindering his efforts to make a deal for the protection of Dreamer immigrants.

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:20

President, you have the ability to bring this country together", he said . "We'd be insane to want them to leave". Schumer got an unexpected boost on Wednesday when a Republican senator - Lindsey Graham of SC - said he would vote against the short-term spending measure because such temporary funding patches hurt the military.

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:15

Israel has emerged as one of India's biggest suppliers of weapons alongside the United States and long-term partner Russian Federation. Our job is to encourage you to innovate. Moshe's parents were killed at the Nariman House during the 2008 attacks. Israel and India enjoy the sharing of technological developments, and India is one of Israel's biggest clients in the defense technology market.

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:12

Sharapova endured a string of defeats early in her comeback but she has been working her way back up the rankings. A more focussed Sharapova stuck to her game plan and was able to prevail 7-4 in the breaker to capture the match 6-1, 7-6 (4).

by | January 19, 2018 | 07:02

Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who also attended Thursday's meeting, initially said they did not hear Trump utter the word in question, then revised their account to deny he said it at all. Dick Durbin. Durbin says Trump used a vulgarity disparaging African countries. In the wake of Durbin's claim that Trump referred to certain African nations as "shithole countries" during the senators' meeting about the deal, Trump blamed Durbin for stalling ...