Sunday July 22-nd, 2018

U.S. lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline

Democratic Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez said if his party's leaders back the deal without addressing immigration first, it would be "a complete betrayal". The agreement gives Congress six weeks to appropriate funds that are in line with spending le...

Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers

There is a bit of concern with this trade however, as the Lakers have just cleared out major cap space and also gained some leverage in trades with the pick Cleveland is sending over to them. "He's still coming back from injuries, so the (more time h...

Bandh observed in AP against ‘injustice to State’ Bandh observed in AP against ‘injustice to State’

The classes would be suspended at colleges of Andhra University (AU) and its affiliated colleges, Registrar of AU V Umamaheswara Rao said in a statement. Parties in Andhra Pradesh also alleged that the Centre overlooked the Polavaram Irrigation proje...

Pence Pledges Vigilance, Resolve Against North Korea Threats Pence Pledges Vigilance, Resolve Against North Korea Threats

He also participated in a briefing at Japan's Ministry of Defence on the threat. "With respect to Vice President's trip to the Olympics and whether or not there would be an opportunity for him to have a meeting with North Korea , I think we'll j...

Rep. Meadows: Immigration Bill Won't Come on Pelosi's Terms Rep. Meadows: Immigration Bill Won't Come on Pelosi's Terms

There are no filibusters under House rules, but top leaders are allowed unlimited "leader time " and it's not uncommon for Pelosi to be yielded " one minute " but take more than 20 minutes. More recently, Senator Ted Cruz spoke for 21 hours an...

Pelosi won't support budget deal without Dreamer protections Pelosi won't support budget deal without Dreamer protections

Senate leaders agreed on a bipartisan two-year plan to increase federal spending by almost $300 billion over two years, a pact likely to avert a government shutdown on Friday. She reiterated that she is asking Speaker Paul Ryan to put any and al...

British MPs and peers face harassment crackdown British MPs and peers face harassment crackdown

The report, which was commissioned by MPs, is set to be published on Thursday alongside recommendations of a cross-party working group examining harassment and bullying of politicians, MPs' aides and parliamentary staff. The report recommends the c...

U.S. charges two over ATM jackpotting scheme U.S. charges two over ATM jackpotting scheme

The two - Spanish national Alex Alberto Fajin-Diaz, 31, and Argenys Rodriguez, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts- were arraigned in court on Monday. On January 27, employees of Citizens Bank's Cromwell branch notified police of an ATM jackpotting ...

Korean leader's sister to arrive in S. Korea on Friday. by air Korean leader's sister to arrive in S. Korea on Friday. by air

A diplomatic source told CNN the parade was held at 10am local time - the same time that North Koreans attended their own welcome ceremony at the Winter Olympics in neighbouring South Korea . mainland. Pence, who arrived in South Korea...

USA designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators' USA designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators'

President Donald Trump released his policy for South Asia a year ago, saying that the United States "can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations", trigerring anger from the Pakistani side. In mid-2014, he help...

White House sees good chance of long-term budget deal White House sees good chance of long-term budget deal

Republican and Democrat Senate leaders unveiled a two-year budget deal Wednesday that would boost federal spending for several health programs. Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Rand Paul calls for punishment if Congress can't reach a long-term bu...

Pittsburgh Steelers hire Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar for same role Pittsburgh Steelers hire Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar for same role

Here are a few preliminary names (listed in alphabetical order). Bradley served on the Penn State coaching staff from 1979 until his resignation in January of 2012, most prominently acting the team's defensive coordinator for 12 seasons. Hopefully ...

David Davis slams Brussels for acting 'in bad faith' in Brexit negotiations David Davis slams Brussels for acting 'in bad faith' in Brexit negotiations

The news comes as a forecast seen by Sky news predicts that Britain's retail sector could face a 20% rise in costs after Brexit and the country's vehicle industry, a 13% rise. Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" will meet again on Thursday against a ...

United Nations council fails to back appeal for Syria humanitarian truce United Nations council fails to back appeal for Syria humanitarian truce

But the bombardment has increased in recent days, including with suspected chlorine-filled munitions. According to the reports, an Israeli airstrike targeted a research center in Jamraya, located northwest of Damascus . The UN humanitarian coord...

U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

It will be the first time North Korea has attended an Olympics in the South, after they boycotted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul . Kim Yo-jong is vice director of the party's Propaganda and Agitation Department, which handles ideological messa...

North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South

A decision by North Korea to send the artists by sea has triggered debate in the South, where conservatives see the move as a clear indication the North is trying to use the Olympics to ease sanctions against it. Both Japan and South Korea are cons...

Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 25 civilians Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 25 civilians

Another 47 died in fresh attacks on Tuesday, it added, including suspected ground-to-ground missile strikes on the towns of Douma and Harasta. The Syrian government has repeatedly said it only targets militants. The result is that there is now no...

Putin, Erdogan Agreed to Hold Russia, Turkey and Iran Summit on Syria Putin, Erdogan Agreed to Hold Russia, Turkey and Iran Summit on Syria

President Rouhani hailed two countries' high-level talks on the expansion of bilateral, regional and worldwide cooperation, saying that the two governments are willing to develop and strengthen relations as two friendly and brother neighboring countr...

Canada falls to Norway in Olympic mixed curling debut Canada falls to Norway in Olympic mixed curling debut

I just couldn't hit it on the outside there. Just as their unique relationship sometimes increases tension on the ice, it makes every win, every tournament and every shared experience that much more meaningful. Mixed doubles begins Wednesday night ...

Philly feting 1st Super Bowl title with parade Philly feting 1st Super Bowl title with parade

Organizers prepared for as many as 2 million people, though city officials have said they aren't planning to release a crowd estimate - making any number a guess as easily inflatable as a football (sorry Pats fans). "GO EAGLES!" he said. - Philadel...

BC to raise minimum wage to $15.20 an hour by June 2021 BC to raise minimum wage to $15.20 an hour by June 2021

By June 2021, it will reach $15.20. Additional increases will take place each June until 2021, when the rate will reach $15.20. "Regular, predictable increases to our minimum wage are one important way we can make life more affordable for people"...

DeAndre Jordan And Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Closer To Closing Deal DeAndre Jordan And Cleveland Cavaliers Getting Closer To Closing Deal

However, that hasn't stopped the Cavs from calling them about Jordan . Acquiring Jordan would give the Raptors a potent interior player to go with one of the league's best backcourts, so you can see the appeal here from their perspective.

Senate leaders make budget deal ahead of government shutdown deadline Senate leaders make budget deal ahead of government shutdown deadline

Defense spending would increase by $ 80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1, according to a congressional official familiar with the plan. But Trump has sent dramatically conflicting signal...

Syria says rare United States strike an effort 'to support terrorism' Syria says rare United States strike an effort 'to support terrorism'

The Liberation of the Levant Organization, commonly known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group spearheaded by a former al-Qaida affiliate, claimed responsibility for shooting down the Russian jet. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical ...

Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics

With the North Korean official's attendance at the Olympics raising hopes of high-level inter-Korean talks, Pence stopped short of ruling out the prospect that he could meet senior North Korean officials, despite President Donald Trump having cas...

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