Mattis denies killing of Russian mercenaries by United States strikes in Syria

The Russians claim a handful of Russian "paramilitary contractors" were killed in the battle, while the Syrian government says USA troops and their allies killed nearly a hundred Russians . The Conflict Intelligence Team, a Russian oppositio... More..

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Ethiopia announced state of emergency amid political unrest
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ethiopia announced state of emergency amid political unrest

Further details are expected to be given by the defence minister on Saturday morning. The prime minister's resignation followed a wave of strikes and demonstrations demanding the release of more opposition le...More..

Kelly Orders Overhaul to White House Security Clearance After Abuse Claims
by | Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kelly Orders Overhaul to White House Security Clearance After Abuse Claims

On Thursday, NBC News reported that only 10 of 24 National Security Council members listed on an internal White House document had been issued permanent security clearances as of November of previous year. 13...More..

Scary Moment At Olympics As Snowboarder Breaks His Neck In Fall
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scary Moment At Olympics As Snowboarder Breaks His Neck In Fall

It was later revealed that Schairer broke a bone in his neck from the crash, but the 30-year-old unbelievably got to his feet and finished the race. Schairer didn't sustain any neurological impairments, the A...More..

Oil near one-week high on weak dollar, stocks rally
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oil near one-week high on weak dollar, stocks rally

WTI gained 4 percent this week after losing almost 10 percent last week. The greenback turned broadly lower amid sustained concerns over the deficit in the USA, which is projected to climb near $1 trillion in...More..

Mueller interviews Steve Bannon on Russian Federation investigation
by | Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mueller interviews Steve Bannon on Russian Federation investigation

NBC reported that Bannon spoke to Mueller's team for some 20 hours over multiple days. Republican Representative Mike Conaway and Democratic Representative Adam Schiff said Bannon, President Donald Tru...More..

Pakistan President signs ordinance for action against Hafiz Saeed, Taliban, LeT
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Pakistan President signs ordinance for action against Hafiz Saeed, Taliban, LeT

In what could be perceived as a major jolt to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed , as his plans of dropping the terrorist outfit and getting into a political outfit seem to be have been cancell...More..

In Zimbabwe, opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai passes on
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

In Zimbabwe, opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai passes on

He added that Mr Tsvangirai shaped the political discourse in this country for a long time he was in politics and was the Prime Minister for five years hence the need for a befitting send-off. "Zimbabwe has los...More..

CPM leader held for hurting pregnant woman
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

CPM leader held for hurting pregnant woman

As she started bleeding, she was rushed to the government MCH where she was under treatment for a week. Following the attack, she filed a complaint at two police stations and was later approached by CPM leade...More..

Duluth-based restaurant Masterpiece's Chef Rui Liu nominated for James Beard Award
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Duluth-based restaurant Masterpiece's Chef Rui Liu nominated for James Beard Award

Abkin is up for "Best Chef in the Northeast", as are five of her culinary peers from Boston and 14 others from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and NY. In the Best Chef Midwest category, there are ...More..

Shamed aid chief 'hurt' by Oxfam sex scandal
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Shamed aid chief 'hurt' by Oxfam sex scandal

Archbishop Emeritus Tutu has retired from public life, and is therefore withdrawing from his public commitments. Mr Van Hauwermeiren, the Belgian aid worker at the heart of the scandal, claims reports of his ...More..

Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter

The full 10 questions and their responses can be found here . But for this year, the co-founders of the world's richest philanthropy have instead opted to answer a selection of critical and skeptical quest...More..

Weather service talking snow, again, for Tri-Cities
by | Friday, February 16, 2018

Weather service talking snow, again, for Tri-Cities

Due to the timing, we're calling this a "Low Impact", but if the storm trends stronger, amounts may warrant an upgrade to "Moderate Impact" . Very early analysis of the radar shows that by Saturday night a ...More..

Bowman pilots Dale Jr.'s former auto to Daytona 500 pole
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bowman pilots Dale Jr.'s former auto to Daytona 500 pole

At tracks like Daytona International Speedway , where the season kickoff, this framing works as the cars typically race in one giant pack condensing the field into a manageable video shot. Hendrick is now tied...More..

Canada will not pull Oxfam funding after scandal hits charity's British affiliate
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Canada will not pull Oxfam funding after scandal hits charity's British affiliate

Oxfam executives are also accused of covering up the scandal and the charity is now subject to an inquiry from the U.K.'s Charity Commission. Driver, 48, travelled to Thailand and Cambodia in her role with...More..

Iran Vows to Play Major Role in Iraq's Reconstruction
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Iran Vows to Play Major Role in Iraq's Reconstruction

The director general of Iraq's Planning Ministry, Qusay Adulfattah, said the country would need some $23 billion in the short term and more than $65 billion in the medium term.Daesh controlled nearly a third of...More..

Woman with rare disease wakes up with British accent
by | Thursday, February 15, 2018

Woman with rare disease wakes up with British accent

According to experts, she's not insane and not faking it. Doctors said Myers isn't "a loon" and she isn't faking it, she has a condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome , which usually follows a stroke or ...More..

Yes, Russia Is Going After the Midterms — Intelligence Chief
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Yes, Russia Is Going After the Midterms — Intelligence Chief

Cyber attacks against the USA are happening every day, says National Intelligence Director Dan Coats . US spy agencies concluded more than a year ago that Russian Federation used hacking and propaganda to ...More..

'Chelsea Bomber' Receives Two Life Sentences
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'Chelsea Bomber' Receives Two Life Sentences

One life term was mandatory but the judge exercised his discretion by imposing life sentences for counts that Rahimi's defense lawyer said deserved only a 15-year sentence. Rahimi is a naturalized USA citizen w...More..

The Obamas Mocked Over New
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Obamas Mocked Over New "Official Portraits"

Barack and Michelle Obama created history yet again as their official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery among the elite white club of presidents in Washington on Monday (...More..

South Africa's ANC To Support No-Confidence Motion Against Zuma
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

South Africa's ANC To Support No-Confidence Motion Against Zuma

On Tuesday, the ruling African National Congress ( ANC ) ordered Zuma to step down as president of the country, giving him no firm deadline but saying the party was sure he would comply and "respond" on Wed...More..

United States airstrike killed 'dozens' of Russian contractors in Syria
by | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

United States airstrike killed 'dozens' of Russian contractors in Syria

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, speaking on a conference call with reporters, said he had no information about any such casualties. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says Russia has told the USA there...More..

South Africa's Ramaphosa admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

South Africa's Ramaphosa admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit

He added: "We know you want this matter to be finalised". Ramaphosa, one of the richest black South Africans, has had a hard relationship with Zuma since he left his business career and returned to full-time ...More..

International Charity Oxfam Could Lose All UK Government Funding
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

International Charity Oxfam Could Lose All UK Government Funding

The majority of Oxfam's 230 staff members working in Haiti at the time are not accused of doing anything improper, but a small group of male aid workers living in Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, allegedly turn...More..

Duterte Orders Bell Helicopter Deal Cancellation After Canada Raises Human Rights Issue
by | Monday, February 12, 2018

Duterte Orders Bell Helicopter Deal Cancellation After Canada Raises Human Rights Issue

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday that an "extremely rigorous human rights review" would be undertaken before any export permit was issued over the helicopter contract. In 2014, the P...More..