Thursday February 22-nd, 2018

USA administration publishes new Cuba travel restrictions

Some of those listed on the restricted list include Havana's new 5-star hotel called The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. President Donald Trump vowed in June to ramp up pressure on Havana, saying the US gave up too much in exchange for the historic...

Historic wins for LGBTQ, minority candidates in USA election races Historic wins for LGBTQ, minority candidates in USA election races

Marshall sponsored a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage and also introduced a bathroom bill this year created to require transgenders to use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex rather than the sex they identify with.

Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold-al-Manar Syrian army encircles last IS stronghold-al-Manar

A USA -backed coalition has supported a rival campaign in Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that have pushed Islamic State from much of the country's north and east. American and coalition plane...

United States isolated after Syria signs up to Paris climate pact United States isolated after Syria signs up to Paris climate pact

The Paris agreement was struck in 2015 under former President Barack Obama and brought almost 200 countries on board to combat greenhouse gas emissions. Nauert said that the department's under secretary for political affairs, Tom Shannon, would lead ...

Retired Navy veteran arrested after teen's body found behind Charlotte church Retired Navy veteran arrested after teen's body found behind Charlotte church

She was last seen driving her auto on a navy base in Norfolk, where she worked at a Blimpie sandwich shop on the base. Days later, the affidavit says Billie's body was found 300 yards away from Brown's childhood home on Grier's Grove Road in Char...

Zimbabwe war vets 'expel' Mugabe as their leader Zimbabwe war vets 'expel' Mugabe as their leader

News that he was safely out of Zimbabwe was corroborated by one of his top allies and Zimbabwe National War Veterans Association chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa who told journalists in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday that Mnangagwa "is sa...

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan to boost force to 16000 troops North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan to boost force to 16000 troops

The NATO training and support mission in Afghanistan, dubbed Resolute Support, will boost its force strength from about 13,000 troops to around 16,000, according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. "This is not only about commands", he said. ...

Obama arrives in downtown Chicago for jury duty Obama arrives in downtown Chicago for jury duty

Obama took a private elevator with his security to the room, where he shook almost every hand. Obama now resides in Washington D.C., but still has his Chicago home in Kenwood. A jury duty summons is usually sent in the post and requires the recip...

Germany's top court has ordered a third gender option for birth certificates Germany's top court has ordered a third gender option for birth certificates

The court agreed. Legislators have until the end of 2018 to come up with new rules , which the court suggested could involve either the creation of a third positive gender option, or doing away with gender entries in civil registries. The Karlsruhe ...

Court annuls Catalan independence claim

However, despite transport delays, shops and businesses in the region largely appeared to be functioning as normal. "The declaration of independence of October 27 has been declared unconstitutional and void", a court spokeswoman said in a statement...

Five naked people in vehicle crash: The story gets weirder Five naked people in vehicle crash: The story gets weirder

The suspects allegedly kidnapped a man, a woman and a six-week-old baby from their residence, although the victims managed to escape while the vehicle was being driven. Of the five subjects arrested, three adults remain in police custody pending judi...

Shocking moment woman steals money from Uber driver's tip jar Shocking moment woman steals money from Uber driver's tip jar

The driver then seemed to realize that something fishy had just transpired. The incident was caught on camera as the driver dropped off a group of friends in New York City . "We've endeavored to contact the rider by telephone and email, yet haven'...

Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot during traffic stop Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot during traffic stop

Plainfield Township - At approximately 10:30 this morning a Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot during a traffic stop near Allentown, according to authorities. "This senseless act of violence is a reminder of the sacrifices made daily by all our cour...

New Zealand to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks: PM New Zealand to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks: PM

The cat had opposable thumbs and quickly became a social media presence. "Have thumbs, will tweet". Some 28,000 parents in New Zealand now enjoy 18 weeks of paid parental leave, but that's one of the lowest in the Organization for Economic Cooper...

TCU campus all clear after armed shuttle driver fires shot TCU campus all clear after armed shuttle driver fires shot

Police found the suspect's bus off-campus a short time before he was arrested. He missed, but did allegedly injure the other driver by bumping into him with his vehicle. The unidentified suspect was described as a black male, wearing a white shirt, b...

Trump Grumpy Over the United States' Trump Grumpy Over the United States' "Massive Trade Deficit" with Japan

The real question is, where on earth does the president get his intel from? Trump and his aides have repeatedly trumpeted the president's friendship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , which began in February when the Japanese leader visited...

Cooling temperatures and approaching rain chances Cooling temperatures and approaching rain chances

Temperatures will only rise to the mid 40s before an overnight low in the lower 30s. A few snow showers are possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning. The cause of the clouds will be an area of low pressure well to our south, which will ri...

Pakistan court reserves decision on Nawaz Sharif's plea to club references Pakistan court reserves decision on Nawaz Sharif's plea to club references

The court did not receive the IHC's order and subsequently chose to adjourn the hearing. However, the hearing against Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law had adjourned after an order passed the previous day by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) regar...

Netanyahu Confidant Yitzhak Molcho Interrogated in Submarine Corruption Probe Netanyahu Confidant Yitzhak Molcho Interrogated in Submarine Corruption Probe

But Israeli media reported one was David Shimron, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal attorney, who has always been linked to the affair. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri declined to reveal why Molcho and Shirmon were questioned but said th...

'Black Widow' Serial Killer Sentenced To Hang For Murdering Husbands, Lovers 'Black Widow' Serial Killer Sentenced To Hang For Murdering Husbands, Lovers

Poison was found in the body of at least two men she was involved with, and police reportedly found traces of cyanide in rubbish at Kakchi's home. A woman who poisoned her elderly lovers with cyanide and then pocketed millions from their insurance ...

GOP defeats move to keep state, local tax breaks GOP defeats move to keep state, local tax breaks

But the North Carolina Republican says House Republicans would gladly embrace the idea if the Senate were to add it. Officials say repealing the mandate could save over $400 billion over the next 10 years, because fewer insured people means the gov...

Indian forces kill JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew in occupied Kashmir Indian forces kill JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew in occupied Kashmir

Vinay Kumar, CRPF Commandant said, "Militants were holed up in 2 houses". He confirmed two other terrorists who were killed in the encounter include Divisional Commander Muhammad Bhai, a non-local Waseem, a resident of Drubgam, Pulwama .

Bodies of 26 Nigerian Women Recovered From Spanish Warship Bodies of 26 Nigerian Women Recovered From Spanish Warship

Of the 26 deceased, 23 were reported to have been on a rubber boat with 64 other persons. CNN reports on the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea and describes an appalling scene: teenage girls' bodies floating lifelessly beside a almost s...

Pakistan condemns killing of diplomat in Afghanistan Pakistan condemns killing of diplomat in Afghanistan

The body of a Pakistani diplomatic staffer who was shot dead by unidentified assailants Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, arrived here today, a day after Islamabad lodged a strong protest with Kabul over the incident. The Afghan Charge d'Affaires expre...

Christie says election is not about him, but voters disagree Christie says election is not about him, but voters disagree

But Republican Ed Gillespie - running as virtually a "Trump Republican" while holding the President himself at arm's length - could very well eke out a win in Virginia. Christie says he voted for Guadagno. Christie's latest face-off with a voter ca...

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