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Author: 0 Democrats vote to reopen government, and activists say they've caved

Trump also hailed the expected reopening of the government today. The bill advanced by a vote of 81 to 18, with a handful of rumored Democratic presidential hopefuls voting no. The president immediately followed that comment by focusing the blame on the party's "far left" base. "Not only should we protect them, we should embrace them, value them, and we should be grateful for the inspiration they are to America", Pelosi said.

World News Barbados amongst eight jurisdictions removed from EU Tax list
Author: 0 Barbados amongst eight jurisdictions removed from EU Tax list

The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on January 23 that the EU Economic and Financial Committee had made a decision to remove South Korea from its " tax haven blacklist". The EU's list is meant to promote good governance in taxation worldwide, maximising efforts to prevent tax avoidance, tax fraud and tax evasion. Only nine jurisdictions now remain on the blacklist: American Samoa, Bahrain, Guam, Marshall Islands, Namibia, Palau, Saint Lucia, Samoa and Trinidad and Tobago.

World News Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries
Author: 0 Brady, Gronk begin Super Bowl bye week on mend from injuries

And even though it looks like you know if it's somebody like c'mon guys you really think image they were in a hurry up they're Russian downfield they're down by 31 points yeah shots they thought they had another Minneapolis miracle in my yes yes 31 points in two minutes about that anyway mob.

World News The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April
Author: 0 The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April

The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday on seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country. Mr. Maduro's party then won regional elections in a landslide last October, taking most of the nation's governorships, and it further solidified its gains in December by sweeping municipal elections amid a boycott by the fractious alliance of opposition parties protesting what it called a rigged ...

World News MS sees record low unemployment in December
Author: 0 MS sees record low unemployment in December

It notes that the unemployment rate in California was 4.6 percent in November 2017, and 5.2 percent in December previous year. "While the size of the civilian labor force declined, it was not enough to impact the unemployment rate". Gains were posted in both health care and social assistance (+3,100) and educational services (+2,700). The slowdown doesn't account for all of the rise in the jobless rate, he said .

World News Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence
Author: 0 Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence

Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said Mr Pence's "messianic discourse" was a " gift to extremists ". Mr Netanyahu did however thank Mr Pence for standing up for the "truth" and supporting Israel at the United Nations.

World News Listen to 911 audio from attack on Sen. Paul
Author: 0 Listen to 911 audio from attack on Sen. Paul

So far, however, Paul said his proposal hasn't been accepted. Authorities first found out Roberta was missing on January 9 when her brother called police regarding her death and disappearance. Paul, a former presidential candidate, was attacked November 3 while mowing his lawn at his home in Bowling Green. The violent scuffle occurred November 3 at Paul's home while he was doing yard work.

World News Bus carrying students slides down icy Mass. street
Author: 0 Bus carrying students slides down icy Mass. street

A nearby resident captured video of the crash early Tuesday in Sutton. "We just kind of spin, we take out like five mailboxes and a trash can in the process", said student Connor Ruth, who was on the bus. Everyone was OK, Katz said, but she said there should've been a school delay to the weather. The bus slid over a mailbox as it turned perpendicular to the street, only coming to a halt when it his a small vehicle.

World News Double auto bombing kills 33 in Libya's Benghazi
Author: 0 Double auto bombing kills 33 in Libya's Benghazi

Security and health officials were present at the scene when the second explosion took place. The second blast also hit an ambulance and caused a higher number of casualties than the first. Intelligence official Mahdi al-Fellah, sustained injuries. Local health official Hani Belras Ali said 27 people died and 32 were wounded. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

World News Meehan called aide 'a soul mate,' says he's running for re-election
Author: 0 Meehan called aide 'a soul mate,' says he's running for re-election

The four-term Republican also told the Inquirer that he once told the woman that he saw her as a "soul mate" and reacted "selfishly" when he discovered the decades-younger woman was in a serious relationship with another man. He said he sought to remain loyal to his wife, and that he used his office funds to settle the harassment claim so he and the aide could move on and keep the issue private.

World News Congress votes to reopen the government for another 3 weeks
Author: 0 Congress votes to reopen the government for another 3 weeks

Beyond immigration, lawmakers still need to negotiate a broader budget agreement; Monday's vote marked the fourth time Congress has passed a short-term spending bill because they can not agree on a full-year government spending measure. While Flake characterized McConnell's effort as a "pretty high-profile promise", and some Democrats said that they felt additionally encouraged, it was far from certain that a solution would pass.

World News Turkey minister says Syria offensive could expand
Author: 0 Turkey minister says Syria offensive could expand

Turkish police arrested 91 people including a pro-Kurdish politician overnight for "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media about Turkey's military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria, state media reported on Tuesday. Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" against Kurdish fighters in Afrin on Saturday, accusing them of terrorism. However, the USA official added that Washington understands Turkey's security concerns, citing what he called an active Kurdish insurgency ...

World News All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit
Author: 0 All 10 Asean leaders arrive in India today for commemorative summit

Highlighting measures taken by India to promote food processing, Badal said the government has launched a agro- marine processing scheme SAMPADA to promote food processing with a budget of Rs 6,000 crore. "They house two billion of the world's population and trade has the capacity to give the necessary impetus to the economy", he said, adding that more trade can lead to higher growth, investment and greater job creation.

World News Sweden urges China to release bookseller Gui Minhai
Author: 0 Sweden urges China to release bookseller Gui Minhai

Months later, he appeared on Chinese television to make what his supporters and human rights activists said was a suspicious confession to being responsible for a fatal auto accident more than a decade earlier. He added that the ministry was taking the matter very seriously. "Obviously, they've acknowledged that he's a Swedish citizen", she said of the Chinese police.

World News Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case
Author: 0 Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case

Reacting to the verdict, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "People know how BJP, RSS and more importantly Nitish Kumar have conspired against Lalu ji". Earlier this month, Mr Yadav was sent to jail dealt over fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 89 lakh from the Deoghar district treasury between 1990 and 1994.

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Author: 0 Day Before "Padmaavat" Release, High Alert At Cinemas In 3 States

More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs of around 2000 went on the rampage after 8pm, targeting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in the western part of the city. A mall manager, Rakesh Mehta, told ANI, "the men attacked the mall even though it had displayed boards outside saying the film will not be screened there".

World News Trump signs bill ending government shutdown
Author: 0 Trump signs bill ending government shutdown

We're looking forward to the day when Congress can agree on issues without shutting down the government first. Democrats refused to vote for the bill unless they secured protections for recipients of the Obama-era programme. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., said Democrats would drop their objections to the bill in exchange for GOP assurances that Congress would take up a larger immigration bill in the coming weeks.

World News US Senate approves deal to end three-day shutdown
Author: 0 US Senate approves deal to end three-day shutdown

Democrats say short-term spending legislation must include protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, known as "Dreamers". "As I have always said , once the government is funded my administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration ", the statement continued.

World News Halifax chamber CEO heads to Montreal for NAFTA talks
Author: 0 Halifax chamber CEO heads to Montreal for NAFTA talks

With written Canadian proposals sitting on all tables, the sixth round in Montreal is about returning in earnest to the bargaining to find a creative space that works for everyone, officials say. Sullivan said he's very optimistic that together the three nations can work together to modernize NAFTA avoid a USA withdrawal. But President Trump has threatened to walk away from the 24-year-old deal.

World News North Korea condemns flag, Kim photo burning in South
Author: 0 North Korea condemns flag, Kim photo burning in South

Abe, by attending the Winter Olympics in South Korea , is signaling his desire for cooperation from South Korea for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo will host. Pyongyang's goals have been consistent through generations of Kim family leadership. Japan, for example, has been wary of any rapprochement with North Korea, wanting to keep talks focused only on the nuclear issue.

World News North Korea gearing up for massive military parade
Author: 0 North Korea gearing up for massive military parade

Pompeo declined to answer whether the United States could conduct a limited military strike on North Korea without provoking a full-scale conflict, but did say that United States intelligence and military agencies continue to prepare a series of options for President Donald Trump should diplomacy fail to achieve the stated goal of denuclearization.

World News Aide says Egypt presidential hopeful arrested
Author: 0 Aide says Egypt presidential hopeful arrested

With Annan out of the race and possibly facing a court martial, only one serious presidential hopeful is left in the field: Prominent rights lawyer Khaled Ali. If charged, Anna could face court-martial. Journalist and TV presenter Mohamed al-Gheity attacked Anan on his Saturday evening show and said Hisham Geneina, who was announced by Anan as an adviser, is known for his relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

World News NYC files opioid lawsuit against 8 drugmakers, distributors
Author: 0 NYC files opioid lawsuit against 8 drugmakers, distributors

Among the defendants are manufacturers such as Allergan Plc, Johnson & Johnson, Purdue Pharma LP and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and distributors such as AmerisourceBergen Corp, Cardinal Health Inc and McKesson Corp, the city said. According to Dr. Herminia Palacio, de Blasio's deputy for health and human services, fatal overdoses in New York City jumped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015, and 50 percent from 2015 to 2016.

World News Syrian Kurds May Send Reinforcements to Afrin to Fight Turkey
Author: 0 Syrian Kurds May Send Reinforcements to Afrin to Fight Turkey

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity , it said. "This is a tough situation where there are a lot of civilians mixed in", the top United States diplomat said. Turkish warplanes struck Afrin's strategic Bursaya Mountain while its armed ground forces advanced in the Azaz district, east of Afrin , ...

World News Supreme Court hops into endangered frog habitat dispute
Author: 0 Supreme Court hops into endangered frog habitat dispute

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the government in 2016. But the court agreed with the federal agency that those lands are essential because they contain five ephemeral ponds, each within hopping distance of the next.

World News Russia Protests New Effort To Punish Chemical Attackers
Author: 0 Russia Protests New Effort To Punish Chemical Attackers

At least 13 people were injured, the group said. But more than nine months after President Trump ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base after it deployed chemical weapons, yet another use of the internationally-banned weapons would be a sign of how intractable the conflict has become and how little influence the US has to shape events in the country.