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World News Raytheon's $694M missile project reportedly misses target during new test
Author: 0 Raytheon's $694M missile project reportedly misses target during new test

A missile launched from land failed to intercept an incoming target launched from an aircraft over Hawaii, according to several administration officials. Meanwhile, at the end of past year, North Korea claimed to have a ballistic missile capable of striking anywhere in the US, after it tested a weapon that flew higher and longer than any of its previous test launches.

World News USA concern about reports of chlorine gas use in Syria
Author: 0 USA concern about reports of chlorine gas use in Syria

If necessary, the Trump administration is prepared to take military action against Syrian government forces to deter the use of chemical weapons , senior US officials said on Thursday. The bloodshed came a day after the latest suspected chlorine attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad on Ghouta, which has been besieged by government forces since 2013.

Author: 0 Did the Groundhog See His Shadow Today?

Phil emerged from his home at Gobbler's Knob , a little clearing in the woods a few miles from the city center of Punxsutawney , Pennsylvania . Since Pennsylvania's earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to resemble the European hedgehog, the tradition moves to groundhogs in America.

World News Death of 3rd civilian in Shopian firing could worsen PDP-BJP ties
Author: 0 Death of 3rd civilian in Shopian firing could worsen PDP-BJP ties

The army's written statement came after police chose to investigate the role of several army personnel of the 10th Garhwal battalion, including a major in the incident. "The Army is an institution and has done a wonderful job". Following the incident, tension in the Kashmir valley escalated. They demanded withdrawal of FIR against the army.

World News United States designates Hamas leader as terrorist
Author: 0 United States designates Hamas leader as terrorist

Speaking from the Gaza Strip, senior Hamas official Ghazi Hamad said the US' decision is part of a wider campaign against Palestinians since President Donald Trump came into office in January 2017- one year ago. Tillerson was referring to Haniyeh, under who Hamas has grown closer to Iran, and the group, Harakat al-Sabireen, which was formed in 2014 in Gaza and is backed by Iran.

World News Tickets to Trump speech promise strong State of the 'Uniom'
Author: 0 Tickets to Trump speech promise strong State of the 'Uniom'

The White House has indicated that Trump's speech will strike an optimistic tone, in contrast to his inaugural address a year ago and a number of campaign-style speeches the president has given during his time in office. And he laid out a series of carefully fact-checked arguments for his big policy pushes — for a tax overhaul, trade policy and infrastructure spending.

World News Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
Author: 0 Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims

He also took a leave of absence from the University of Oxford. The Paris judicial office has confirmed that two separate lawsuits were filed against Ramadan. The writer and activist had described the attack in a 2016 book without naming Ramadan as the alleged attacker. I got scared and kept quiet all this time.

World News Second Person of Interest Was Identified in Days After Las Vegas Shooting
Author: 0 Second Person of Interest Was Identified in Days After Las Vegas Shooting

The AP attorney returned the documents, but the other lawyer had already transmitted the documents and the Review-Journal published Douglas Haig's name online. Authorities previously characterized Paddock as a gambler on a losing streak who was obsessed with cleanliness, may have been bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.

World News Raila Declares Himself
Author: 0 Raila Declares Himself "President of the Republic of Kenya" on Twitter

Odinga criticized the government's media ban, saying that it confirmed his country has "descended to the level of Uganda", an African nation that had stopped media coverage of elections in 2016. The electoral commission has refuted those claims. Odinga became the first opposition leader to be sworn in as "parallel president" in post-independence Kenya, hence massive anxiety on the outcome of an exercise that was labeled illegal by the government.

World News Trump signs order to keep Gitmo open
Author: 0 Trump signs order to keep Gitmo open

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has signed an executive order to keep the high-security U.S. military detention center open at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President George W. Bush opened Guantanamo after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States in order to hold and interrogate suspected enemy combatants.

World News Making the case for British business in China
Author: 0 Making the case for British business in China

Facing several questions about her leadership at the start of a three day trip to China to meet President Xi Jinping, the PM acknowledged "yes, we need to ensure that we do speak about the achievements that we've seen", pointing to changes to stamp duty, historically low levels of unemployment and falls in public borrowing.

World News Hawaii worker sent false missile alert thinking it was real
Author: 0 Hawaii worker sent false missile alert thinking it was real

It was the first indication the alert was purposely sent, adding another level of confusion to the misstep that created panic at a time of fear over the threat of North Korean missiles . Three day-shift warning officers listened to the recording on speakerphone and one of them "believed that the missile threat was real" and issued a live alert at 8:07 am after hearing the sentence " This is not a drill ", it said.

World News 'Black Panther' Behind The Scenes Footage Highlights The Action
Author: 0 'Black Panther' Behind The Scenes Footage Highlights The Action

The movie impregnated me. As you can see, his performance in particular has been singled for praise , as have the female members of the cast, and Michael B Jordan , who plays the antagonist Erik "Killmonger" Stevens. Assuming the info is legit, it shouldn't be that surprising as one of the Black Panther post-credit scenes is said to involve The Avengers: Infinity War .

World News Iranian Envoy Holds Diplomatic Sessions on Syria in Russia Sochi
Author: 0 Iranian Envoy Holds Diplomatic Sessions on Syria in Russia Sochi

But expectations for the event were dramatically lowered over the weekend after the Syrian Negotiations Committee (SNC), the main opposition group, and the country's Kurdish minority said they would boycott the talks. They included Syrian government representatives backed by Russian Federation and Iran, and groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad backed by Turkey.

Author: 0 Irish Government agrees to hold abortion referendum by the end of May

The country will vote on whether to repeal the amendment and replace it with a provision to allow the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion. Mr Varadkar is due to announce details on the Government's position on the referendum after a Cabinet meeting in Dublin on Monday evening.

World News IPhone X sales reportedly below expectations
Author: 0 IPhone X sales reportedly below expectations

They end their report by stating that "Apple did not comment on production plans for the iPhone X in response to The Nikkei's inquiry", to make it sound more dramatic when we explained earlier that it's Apple's required " quite period " and the Nikkei knows that.

World News Colombian police targeted with second bombing in two days
Author: 0 Colombian police targeted with second bombing in two days

Mayor Alejandro Char says one suspect has been arrested and two more identified. "This cowardice and treacherous attack will not go unpunished", Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the country. Police were the targets of two more bombings late Saturday and early Sunday. The two attacks didn't appear to be related, but they underscore the security challenges that have emerged since a 2016 peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which long played a dominant role ...

World News LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session
Author: 0 LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session

Addressing the political parties' floor leaders of Parliament at the all-party meeting called ahead of the Budget Session , Prime Minister encouraged all political parties to prevent tokenism in different Standing Committees of the Parliament and asked all to play a more constructive role to give concrete solutions to issues of national importance brought before the Committees.

World News Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on army camp in Kabul
Author: 0 Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on army camp in Kabul

Smaller blasts and gunfire were frequently heard during the attack. It houses various educational establishments for the Afghan Armed Forces including the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), and the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy , which will include the Sergeant Major Academy .

World News Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar showdown at Grammy Awards
Author: 0 Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar showdown at Grammy Awards

It's fitting that the GRAMMYs will be held in NY this year, rather than the award show's usual home at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. And the first award of the year went to a New York City artist, as Brooklyn-based LCD Soundsystem won best dance recording for "Tonite".

World News Hillary Clinton Reads Fire and Fury For the Grammys 2018
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Reads Fire and Fury For the Grammys 2018

After having her face initially blocked, the book was lowered to reveal that Clinton , Trump's former opponent, was reading about his fear of being poisoned. Sam Smith, who performed at the ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City, said: "I hope we keep striving forward for equality for absolutely everyone".

World News India condemns Kabul blast
Author: 0 India condemns Kabul blast

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, said the attacker got through a security checkpoint after telling police he was taking a patient to nearby Jamhuriat hospital. Although Tillerson did not name any specific countries, Washington has repeatedly accused Pakistan of neglect in cracking down on militant groups such as the Taleban or their Haqqani allies.

World News Military university in Kabul rocked by explosions & gunfire
Author: 0 Military university in Kabul rocked by explosions & gunfire

No-one immediately claimed responsibility, but both Taliban insurgents and militants from the Islamic State group have stepped up attacks against Afghan security forces. Afghan diplomat Majeed Qarar took to Twitter to allege that the equipment used by the attackers were supplied by the Pakistan Army to the terrorist organisation in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

World News (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks
Author: 0 (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks

Under the deal, Japan paid 1 billion yen ($9.1 million) to a South Korean foundation set up to support former comfort women, while South Korea said it "will strive to solve" the issue of a statue symbolizing comfort women in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul that Japan wants relocated.

World News SpaceX moves one step closer to sending super auto to Mars
Author: 0 SpaceX moves one step closer to sending super auto to Mars

American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed. SpaceX's new heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy completed its hold-down firing test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday.

World News Barry and Honey Sherman's death now ruled as double homicide
Author: 0 Barry and Honey Sherman's death now ruled as double homicide

Gomes said both were found dead by a real estate agent on December 15 in the lower level pool area of their North York mansion, hanging by belts from a poolside railing. "I believe they were targeted", Gomes said. Immediately after the news conference, a statement was released from the Sherman family which said that it supports the TPS investigation.

World News Reports Claim Dutch Intelligence Watched Russian Spies Hack the DNC
Author: 0 Reports Claim Dutch Intelligence Watched Russian Spies Hack the DNC

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHouse Judiciary Republican: Comey could be called to testify again Stakes intensify: Mueller seeks to question Trump Trump asked acting FBI chief whom he voted for during WH meeting: report MORE has confirmed that the investigation started in July 2016.

World News Syrian opposition will not attend Russian peace conference
Author: 0 Syrian opposition will not attend Russian peace conference

The talks are being held just days ahead of a "Syrian National Dialogue Congress" which is slated to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 29 and 30. And we didn't see this commitment. Syrian government forces are pursuing offensives against two remaining rebel pockets, Idlib in the northwest and eastern Ghouta near Damascus.

World News Illinois Positioned to Withstand Trump's Solar Tariff, Experts Say
Author: 0 Illinois Positioned to Withstand Trump's Solar Tariff, Experts Say

Two small subsidiaries of foreign companies that made solar cells in the USA favor tariffs, but a larger number of companies that install solar-power systems say their costs will rise and jobs will be lost. Certainly, such protectionist measures are likely to provoke retaliatory measures, while doing nothing to address the economic forces that have battered United States manufacturers and impelled manufacturing out of the country.

World News England Women secure Challenge Trophy at Sydney 7s
Author: 0 England Women secure Challenge Trophy at Sydney 7s

Fiji captain Jerry Tuwai said, "It was such a fast match but then we knew it would be against New Zealand". Australia's men's team have defied a spirited United States of America comeback to claim a crucial 26-19 win in their opening Sydney 7s clash.

World News Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent
Author: 0 Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent

Schulte was responding to a domestic call at Madison's ex-girlfriend's home in April 1985 when he was killed. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas signed the order to stay the execution until further notice. Madison's sentence was imposed in 1994 by a judge, after a jury recommended life without parole. They argued that he does not understand why the state is attempting to execute him and that because of his condition, he is incompetent for capital punishment.

World News Sen. Grassley May Release Russia Interviews Of Trump Jr., Others
Author: 0 Sen. Grassley May Release Russia Interviews Of Trump Jr., Others

Trump Jr. had told investigators he had set up the meeting because Veselnitskaya might have had damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , his father's opponent. "Let's get them out there for everyone to see", Senator Chuck Grassley said during a meeting of the committee, one of three congressional panels conducting investigations, as is Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

World News Rep. Meehan '78 used taxpayer money to settle misconduct
Author: 0 Rep. Meehan '78 used taxpayer money to settle misconduct

Meehan, a member of the House Ethics Committee, which is responsible for investigating misconduct, has since been removed from the panel by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Mr Meehan said he followed the advice of House lawyers and the House Ethics committee guidance when he agreed to the payment. On Wednesday night, the comedian Stephen Colbert skewered Meehan in a four-minute monologue on his show.

World News World Leaders Plan Walkout During Trump's Davos Address
Author: 0 World Leaders Plan Walkout During Trump's Davos Address

Sitting alongside May following a private meeting, Trump said he had "tremendous respect" for the prime minister and that the "feeling is mutual". "We are on the same wavelength in every respect". Earlier, in the month, Trump cancelled his visit to London to officially open the new USA embassy, blaming his predecessor Barack Obama for crafting a "bad deal".

World News Trump again threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians
Author: 0 Trump again threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

Women journalists covering US Vice President Mike Pence's visit yesterday to the Western Wall criticised what they called discrimination after being forced to stand behind men under rules enforced by Jewish ultra-Orthodox authorities. "Arab nationalism ended in the Arab Spring", he said . This, the diplomatic source suggested, is not a small threat because it is unlikely that the Europeans would pitch in to cover the financial drop that the PA would suffer as a result of such a financial ...

World News Former Pharma Exec Confirmed as New US Health Chief
Author: 0 Former Pharma Exec Confirmed as New US Health Chief

Afterward Azar went on to hold several executive positions at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. Azar had served in senior health jobs under President George W. Democratic senators during Azar's recent confirmation hearings highlighted the price increases of Lily's drugs while he was at the company, and given that history were skeptical of his claims to intend to fight rising drug costs as HHS chief.

World News Anti-Muslim German party member Arthur Wagner converts to Islam
Author: 0 Anti-Muslim German party member Arthur Wagner converts to Islam

Now one of its senior members has caused a big stir by converting to Islam. Founded in February 2013, the AfD focuses on so-called "soft" Euroscepticism, generally supporting Germany's membership in the European Union but slamming further European integration, unchecked immigration and the existence of the euro.

World News Manhunt for two suspects underway after deputy killed in Adams County
Author: 0 Manhunt for two suspects underway after deputy killed in Adams County

The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police along with the Colorado Police Officers Foundation have set up a special PayPal account to accept donations to Deput Gumm's family. This is the second law enforcement official to have been shot near Denver in recent weeks . "They do a good job for all of us, and they put their lives on the line every day 24 hours a day, and we appreciate their service".

World News Nuclear deal has 'revealed USA lies', Iran says
Author: 0 Nuclear deal has 'revealed USA lies', Iran says

At the same time, " Iran does not respect" the United Nations resolution limiting its capabilities to produce ballistic missiles, the French minister noted. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Iran on March 5 after canceling a January trip following violent anti-regime protests, French daily Le Figaro quoted him Sunday as saying.

World News Trump Understands Intelligence Briefings Like A Veteran, CIA Director Mike Pompeo Says
Author: 0 Trump Understands Intelligence Briefings Like A Veteran, CIA Director Mike Pompeo Says

Beyond that, Kim will also seek to impress upon the US and others in the region that it does indeed have the capability to strike in such a manner and inflict losses on the United States without a moment's notice, reports the Atlantic . "It would marginalize the U.S. So from a U.S. foreign policy perspective, I think that is a mistaken view and has a number of risks involved", said security analyst Daniel Pinkston, who is a lecturer in global relations with Troy University in Seoul.

Author: 0 Mike Pence: US to Establish Embassy in Jerusalem

In a January 22 speech to the Knesset, Israel's national legislature, Pence confirmed that the US government intends to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. The Palestinians are calling for an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza, which were all seized by Israel in 1967. Israel and the United States "are striving together to achieve a true peace, lasting peace, peace with all our neighbors, including the Palestinians", Netanyahu ...

World News Meehan: Former staffer that was paid settlement claim was his 'soul mate'
Author: 0 Meehan: Former staffer that was paid settlement claim was his 'soul mate'

The aide's complaint alleged that after she became involved in a serious relationship with another man, Meehan became hostile enough that she made a decision to work from home, and then ultimately quit, according to The Times . Meehan also sits on the Ways and Means committee, the House's main tax-writing panel. Ronickher said the Ethics Committee investigation must include the fact that Meehan, in his Saturday statement responding to the Times article, 'knowingly breached confidentiality ...

World News Venezuela: EU sanctions 7 individuals holding official positions
Author: 0 Venezuela: EU sanctions 7 individuals holding official positions

The ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, known as PSUV, has not yet announced a presidential candidate. "Our delegation [to the dialogue] has precise instructions from me... "We're not going to have any problem", Cabello said to thunderous applause during Tuesday's raucous session of the constitutional assembly. Maduro, a former bus driver and foreign minister under the former president Hugo Chavez cabinet, took over in 2013 after Chavez died battling cancer.

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