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Puerto Rico Articles, Photos, and Videos

Puerto Rico Articles, Photos, and Videos In weeks and months following Hurricane Irma, Commissioner Putnam twice traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss the agricultural damage and to request federal assistance with Florida's congressional delegation. Virgin Islands and enrolled in schools across the state. The federal government has been dragging their feet to help them. "This bill represents a significant bipartisan step forward", h... [Full Article...]

Post-Brexit transition period 'is not a given'

Post-Brexit transition period 'is not a given' Earlier this week his counterpart, Brexit minister David Davis , criticised Brussels for adding "good faith" clauses to the transition period negotiating mandate. "Theresa May must end the infighting within her Cabinet, drop her reckless red lines and accept Labour's proposals for a transitional deal". "It is important to tell the truth". [Full Article...]

Anti-Pakistan, Pro-Pakistan Slogans Raised

Anti-Pakistan, Pro-Pakistan Slogans Raised This act left everyone shocked as it was the first time in the history of the Assembly that " Pakistan Zindabad " slogans were raised in the Assembly house. Later, the speaker expunged his remarks. "Dr Sahib and entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC MLA from Sonwari Akbar Lone had spoken out of turn and his slogans in assembly were completely unacceptable to the party". [Full Article...]

2 deaths blamed on winter snow storm in Midwest

2 deaths blamed on winter snow storm in Midwest Thousands of air travelers are being delayed by a winter snowstorm that's moving across the across the upper Midwest. "Snow will make weather headlines from the greater Chicago metro area to Detroit on Friday, with winter storm warnings in effect", the National Weather Service said in an advisory. [Full Article...]

Trump sends Democrats' Nunes rebuttal memo back to House committee

Trump sends Democrats' Nunes rebuttal memo back to House committee Devin Nunes , R-Calif., chair of the House intelligence committee . In the so-called Nunes memo , Republicans took aim at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department over the use of information from former British spy Christopher Steele in obtaining a warrant to monitor Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. [Full Article...]

Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation

And many, including the president himself, have turned their ire on Kelly for vouching for Porter's character and falsely asserting that he had moved aggressively to oust him once his misdeeds were discovered. He did a very good job in the White House. Trump's statement has sparked a sharp rebuke from Democrats like Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who slammed the White House's "culture of misogyn... [Full Article...]

Government shutdown will happen tonight, aides say

Government shutdown will happen tonight, aides say The bill was expected to pass, but vote counts remained unclear Friday morning. There had been hopes a new spending bill would be approved by the Republican-controlled Congress before federal funding expired. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who kept debate open on the floor of the Senate for much of Thursday evening to protest the massive increase in the debt. Democrats want to spend it on entitleme... [Full Article...]

Turkish jets resume airstrikes over Syrian Kurdish enclave

Turkish jets resume airstrikes over Syrian Kurdish enclave Nebenzia told reporters at U.N. headquarters in NY he was not expecting a statement from the council, which would require consensus among the 15 members including the United States. The head of the Syrian Democratic Forces unit in the area, Ahmed Abu Khawla, said the attackers were government-backed local militias known as the National Defense Forces. [Full Article...]

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported The almost 850 immigrants now serving in the military or waiting to start basic training won't face deportation despite the ongoing federal wrangling over the fate of people who came to America illegally as children, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation cuts North Koreans' stay to one year

Russian Federation cuts North Koreans' stay to one year Moscow has begun to send North Korean workers home as required by the UN Security Council resolution , the Russian envoy in Pyongyang said Wednesday, calling the ban a "blow" to the country's economy. North Korean workers are confirmed to be heading back to their country at an airport in the Far East city of Vladivostok, while carrying large pieces of luggage. [Full Article...]

North Korea, US To Maintain Standoff During Winter Olympics

North Korea, US To Maintain Standoff During Winter Olympics Almost 50 sailors aboard the Cheonan were killed. Some shots needed no narration, like the excitement on the faces of Korean athletes marching in with a unified team of athletes from the north and south. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea. Pence, who was accompanied by his wife Karen and Fred Warmbier, father of Ot... [Full Article...]

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon The Iranian foreign minister issued an ultimatum on Thursday to Samsung Co. urging it to apologize for excluding the Iranian Olympians from receiving phones as a gift in the South Korea Winter Olympics , a source said. Saturday's meeting also involved two other high-level delegates - Choe Hwi, the chairman of the National Sports Guidance Committee, and Ri Son-gwon, the head of the North's state... [Full Article...]

Congress supports the "just" demands of Andhra Pradesh, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress supports the According to reports , Polavaram project has been granted a total of Rs 417.44 crore by Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). Leaders from both Telugu states have hit back at the Centre over the poor allocation of funds in the Union Budget . [Full Article...]

Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie

Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colten Boushie Stanley's farm, near Biggar, Sask., on August 9, 2016. The 12 jurors had requested Thursday night to listen to parts of the testimonies again, and Court of Queen's Bench Chief Justice Martel Popescul eventually said the safest and fairest move would be to play the full testimonies Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi to continue his temple visits in Karnataka

Rahul Gandhi to continue his temple visits in Karnataka Five years later, Rahul will lead the party campaign in an election where the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to retain Karnataka as it is pitted against an aggressive BJP. Rao was quoted by PTI as saying: "Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are indulging in heinous act of troubling Congress leaders and their friends deliberately, through IT raids and by using other government machinery". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that "talk for the sake of talk is pointless". It was not immediately known what they said, but all of them were smiling. But in a sign Kim Jong-un is unlikely to give up his nuclear arms, he used the day before the Olymp... [Full Article...]

After Shutdown, Trump Pushes for more Republicans in Congress

Rep. Patrick McHenry, the House GOP's deputy whip, said the early-morning drama and Democratic infighting was the result of a bad strategy and only served to add tension to an already freakish shutdown. She received a standing ovation when she walked into a caucus dinner Wednesday night, but some Democratic lawmakers said Mrs. Pelosi's speech may have misleadingly broadcast that their sole ambit... [Full Article...]

EPL: Mahrez reveals why he went on strike

EPL: Mahrez reveals why he went on strike Whether you agree with Neville's stance or not, Guardiola didn't seem too bothered about the furore that surrounded his squad selection at Turf Moor as he poked fun at Neville on Friday by saying: "We will have 18 players on the bench - and Gary Neville can be happy". [Full Article...]

Afghanistan- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

Afghanistan- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike Asif said Pakistan expects the fence to be completed by the end of 2019. "The war is costing them much more". Asif told the news outlet that as many as 70,000 people are crossing the border a day, terming it a "free for all". Asif said the roughly 600,000 Afghan refugees that went back to their home country previous year have largely returned to Pakistan. Pakistan has faced repeated crit... [Full Article...]

Senate poised to vote on $400B budget bill; House uncertain

Senate poised to vote on $400B budget bill; House uncertain Representative Warren Davidson, a Republican, said in an interview with National Public Radio. Schumer appeared to be sympathetic to Paul's argument earlier Thursday, but he argued that it was hard to give Paul his amendment and not do the same for other senators, pointing out that time was running out and the House still needed to vote. [Full Article...]


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