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Trump accuses senior Democratic congressman of leaks confidential information

Trump accuses senior Democratic congressman of leaks confidential information The release of the Republicans classified memo alleging wrongdoing by the Justice Department and the FBI in its investigation of a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump fell far short of the hype. It's unclear what the president will do, but on Monday morning, he blasted Schiff in personal terms and said he "must be stopped!" If they vote this time to release it, what happe... [Full Article...]

Cape Town residents must brace for water tariff hikes

Cape Town residents must brace for water tariff hikes The sluice gates have been opened, making way for water to follow to the Steenbras Dam. "The more you use, the more you pay", said Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson. The principle reason Day Zero has been pushed back to 11 May is due to the contribution by the agricultural sector. The city's JP Smith says the only source of safe drinking water remains the municipal water through the reticulatio... [Full Article...]

Congress attacks PM Modi on Rafale deal

Congress attacks PM Modi on Rafale deal Another Rajya Sabha member, Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agrawal, also asked whether the Centre did not want to put details of the Rafale deal in public domain. "What is the price per aircraft of the 36 Rafale jets being purchased by Modi government?" Is it correct that per aircraft pricing of Rafale as per UPA negotiation comes to 80.95 million dollars (Rs 526.1 crore) as against Modi government's ... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration

Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration Later Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House is "not advocating for a shutdown" and argued that a shutdown would fall on Democrats for "not being willing to do their jobs". In a possible sign of progress, Mr. Schumer paid a visit to the office of his Republican counterpart, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, on Tuesday morning. [Full Article...]

Odisha gets Rs 5, 252 cr for railways in Union Budget

Odisha gets Rs 5, 252 cr for railways in Union Budget Singh said allocations for the ongoing projects include Rs 625 crore for Khurda Road-Balangir railway line against Rs 200 crore previous year, Rs 300 crore for Talcher-Bimalagarh against Rs 250 crore in 2017-18, Rs 200 crore each for Angul-Sukinda Road and Haridaspur-Paradeep, Rs 95 crore for Jeypore-Malkangiri and Rs 150 crore for Jeypore-Nawarangpur railway line. [Full Article...]

Korean Air Force Jet Skids off Runway at Singapore Air Show

Korean Air Force Jet Skids off Runway at Singapore Air Show Changi Airport said in a tweet that departing and arriving flights would be delayed during the next few hours. The pilot from the Republic of Korea Air Force's Black Eagles team managed to escape with light injuries. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia , Searle said that he saw the plane spin sideways before flipping over and sliding across the runway upside down. "It burst into flames, though most... [Full Article...]

US Urges Kenya to Reopen TV Stations That Aired Mock Inauguration

US Urges Kenya to Reopen TV Stations That Aired Mock Inauguration Alongside its tweet about Miguna's arrest , Odinga's NASA coalition posted video online that showed shattered glass strewn across the front entrance of his house. They went on record stating that there was no president in Kenya. Thursday's court order appeared to offer a reprieve for the nation's media outlets, particularly those who had been shut down. [Full Article...]

UN Chief urges Maldives govt. to lift state of emergency

UN Chief urges Maldives govt. to lift state of emergency Three of the five Supreme Court Justices for the Maldives have annulled their own order to free political prisoners after two of the court's justices were arrested. Sources on Tuesday said the armed forces, which keep a close watch on "developments" in the entire neighbourhood+, were "prepared for any eventuality" and "deployment at short notice". [Full Article...]

Norovirus outbreak hits Winter Olympics, sidelines 1200 security guards

Norovirus outbreak hits Winter Olympics, sidelines 1200 security guards North Korea will send its nominal head of state and other senior officials to South Korea this week, Seoul officials said Sunday, as the rivals push through with rare rapprochement steps ahead of this month's Winter Olympics in the South. [Full Article...]

Illinois GOP rips candidate's ad mocking transgender people, feminists

Illinois GOP rips candidate's ad mocking transgender people, feminists Bruce Rauner, saying, "Thank you for betraying Illinois Republicans". And an African-American woman wearing a "Chicago Teachers Union" t-shirt thanks Rauner for "making the rest of IL bail out Chicago teacher pensions", seemingly playing on the resentment of rural and suburban whites for spending money on black-majority urban schools. [Full Article...]

DOJ Documents Show Carter Page Helped FBI Catch Russian Spies

DOJ Documents Show Carter Page Helped FBI Catch Russian Spies Page's extensive Russian contacts again became a focus for investigators and a warrant was obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to surveil him. Democrats have called the memo misleading, and the House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to release a document drafted by Democrats to rebut the GOP memo. [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau corrects woman for using 'mankind': 'Peoplekind' is 'more inclusive'

Justin Trudeau corrects woman for using 'mankind': 'Peoplekind' is 'more inclusive' At a public town hall in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Trudeau interrupted a young woman to paternalistically lecture her after she dared to use the politically incorrect word "mankind". The World Mission Society Church of God has come under fire in recent years, with people coming forward saying the organization is a "profit-making cult". [Full Article...]

House prohibits sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers

House prohibits sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers Significantly, the bill passed by a voice vote Tuesday would overhaul the Office of Compliance, the secretive body responsible for handling sexual harassment claims and other employment issues in Congress. The old system came under criticism for requiring staffers to undergo lengthy counseling sessions before complaints could be formally filed. The legislation also requires that a list of memb... [Full Article...]

Super Bowl Goes Dark on NBC During Commercial Break

Super Bowl Goes Dark on NBC During Commercial Break To come up with the overnight rating, Nielsen takes the percentage of households watching in 56 U.S. markets and comes up with an average - so a 47.4 means Nielsen estimates that 47.4% of households in those 56 markets tuned into the big game on Sunday night. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmaker blasts dossier which memo says led to Trump spying operation

GOP lawmaker blasts dossier which memo says led to Trump spying operation At least, it was the latest until Monday, when the president used his tweet megaphone to blare a personal attack on Rep. Adam Schiff , the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, as Schiff prepared to seek release of the second memo. [Full Article...]

Trump, Democrats spar over implications of GOP memo

The document quotes former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as telling the House intelligence committee in December that "no surveillance warrant would have been sought" from the FISA court "without the Steele dossier information". Will Hurd, another Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, agreed that the Republican memo should have no impact on Mueller's investigation. [Full Article...]

Conan the Barbarian TV Series in Development at Amazon

Conan the Barbarian TV Series in Development at Amazon Conan joins Amazon's recent push for big-budget fantasy series to mirror HBO's success with Game of Thrones , following the recently greenlit Lord of the Rings adaptation . Littlefield brings to the table his Emmy-winning experience as an executive producer ( Fargo , The Handmaid's Tale ). Endeavor Content is the studio overseeing the project, while Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler are exec... [Full Article...]

Immediate Community Health Center Funding Needed

Immediate Community Health Center Funding Needed The Lowell center is getting prepared to hold an event on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Stefanik joined U.S. Sens. "This is federal dollars very well spent, and $3.6 billion is hardly a big federal expenditure", said Peter Shin, an associate professor of health policy and management at George Washington University in Washington , D.C. [Full Article...]

Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards

Outbreak of norovirus causes quarantine of 1200 Olympic security guards He will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visit troops at Yokota Air Base before leaving for Seoul on Thursday, where he will meet with Moon. "On his way to study overseas in Asia, Otto joined a tour to North Korea", Trump said. South and North Korea will march under a unified Korea flag at the opening of the Games while the two Koreas will also field a united women's ice hockey team... [Full Article...]

Schiff: Kelly should give Trump 'a time out'

Schiff: Kelly should give Trump 'a time out' After the House committee's Monday evening vote, which was unanimous, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, said he believed the Democratic document would "help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo ". [Full Article...]


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