by | February 08, 2018 | 18:34

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country's biggest labor group and a long-time backer of the ANC, said it supported Zuma's removal as president. He said that as a result of progress in the talks‚ the ANC national executive committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening was postponed. SONA, NEC and Zuma drama - is there an end in sight? Zuma also postponed the State of the Nation Address which was schedule for Thursday.

by | February 08, 2018 | 17:00

Putting an end to the talk of her retirement, Sonia Gandhi on Thursday indicated she would continue to play an important role in the party and help Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "The biggest tunnel on land, the biggest tunnel under sea, the fastest train and the biggest gas pipeline are being built by our government". As the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party, Sonia said she would attempt to forge an alliance between all like-minded parties "to ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 17:00

Last month's shutdown came after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on contentious Budget and immigration issues. The Senate is slated next week to begin a debate to address the dilemma of immigrants left vulnerable by the looming expiration of former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA .

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:47

Votes from Democrats - possibly as many as 100 - would be needed to get the budget agreement passed in the House, because many Republicans are balking at the cost. Defense spending would increase by $80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1. It includes money for the military for a year and community health centers for two years, and shifts Medicare funds.

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:48

Sabio accused Duterte of "repeatedly, unchangingly, and continuously" committing mass murder . President Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque, dismissed the ICC's examination as a " waste of time and resources". "This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law". Roque also said that the Palace suspected that local administration critics were behind the communication.

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:41

After just a year of marriage, she claimed that in 2010 "the arguments, the insults" got so out of hand and during one fight she made a decision to "disengage" herself to take a shower. "Porter had reportedly been dating Trump's glamorous 'work wife" Hicks for several months, with an eyewitness telling the Daily Mail that they were spotted making out in the back of a cab after leaving a Washington D.C.

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:26

Rippon's comments inspired Pence's press secretary Alyssa Farah to send a rebuttal, claiming "Rippon's accusation is totally false and has no basis in fact", adding that the vice president "will be enthusiastically supporting all the US athletes competing next month in Pyeongchang".

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:23

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said the audacious attack and subsequent escape of a Pakistani terrorist from a Srinagar hospital two days back was a well planned and executed conspiracy that threw open chinks in the security setup.

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:18

The deal also includes additional money for community health centers that were created under Obamacare and are running out of funding, and would extend funding for a host of Medicaid and Medicare programs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the two-year budget agreement, which will provide almost US$300 billion more for defence and non-defence spending, ending a months-long impasse on spending priorities.

by | February 08, 2018 | 16:00

Pence is scheduled to address USA military personnel at Yokota Air Base Thursday before flying to Pyeongchang for the start of the 23rd Winter Olympic Games on Friday. But how long the respite in tensions lasts after the Games remains to be seen, especially when the United States and South Korea resume their delayed joint annual military exercises that always infuriate Pyongyang.

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:42

The interviews also include more than 55 medical personnel who treated Martinez and the second agent at University Medical Center and at the regional hospital near Van Horn. Martinez had fractures to his skull, right jaw, upper ribs and his right collarbone, the report by the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office says.

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:42

A spokesperson for The Weather Channel added: "The next five days will remain cold, with plenty of overnight frosts and wintry showers, although no major snowfall events are expected". There will be some heavy bursts of rain later in the night, which could initially turn to sleet for a time across parts of the north and east. Thursday with start cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain and drizzle however brighter weather with sunny spells and a few showers will develop in the west and north ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:24

Brown pushed for The Domestic Partnership Act as a compromise between equality seekers and offended Christians. Activists expect opponents of same-sex marriage to take steps similar to Bermuda to undermine court rulings finding that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional or unlawful.

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:22

Otherwise, the agreement would provide nearly $300 billion more to the Pentagon and domestic programs over current spending limits. It would raise non-defense spending by $63 billion in fiscal year 2018, and $68 billion in fiscal year 2019.

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:10

Pence shied away from public criticism of Moon when they met Thursday evening, congratulating South Korea on hosting the games and pledging continued support in addressing the North's nuclear threat. He urged countries "not to be lured by the charm offensive of North Korea", adding that the United States and Japan are "100 percent on the same page" on North Korean policy.

by | February 08, 2018 | 15:08

Senior administration officials told CNN the South Korean government is pushing for Pence to hold some sort of meeting with the North Koreans and is quietly acting as an intermediary in trying to make it happen. A group of 280 North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to support athletes from the two sides at the Games. Ryom Tae-ok (front, R), a North Korean figure skater, waves along with her country's Olympic delegation during a welcome event held at the Gangneung Olympic ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:48

Thursday , the high will be near 47 with mostly sunny skies and a south southwest wind of 8 to 13 miles per hour, gusting as high as 24 miles per hour, the weather service said . Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Southwest wind around 6 miles per hour. The National Weather Service office in Moline says a band of snow is expected to spread through the Quad-Cities region Thursday afternoon and into Friday .

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:51

Rwanda is one of Israel's closest African allies. Alsheikh was asked on Hadashot's investigations program "Uvda" about Netanyahu's recent attacks on the police, and said: "I think it is sad for all of us". Both Netanyahu and Mozes have said they were not serious discussions; rather, they each claim they were trying to expose the other's lack of trustworthiness.

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:19

Travel could become almost impossible at times due to the amount of snow coming down, along with the potential for icing farther west near I-15. Road crews also pre-treated most major roadways. "Amounts will get lighter north of those counties, around 2-5" up to the Tri-Cities and Thumb, with lesser amounts north of there. Tomorrow morning's low in Lafayette will dip to 8° with wind chill near -5° at times early tomorrow.

by | February 08, 2018 | 14:17

Hall was not injured and scored during the Devils' ensuing power play. Burrows will be return for the Senators on March 2 for a game against the Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL department of player safety said in a video that Burrows chose to seek out Hall and wanted retribution for a hit earlier on the play. He'll forfeit over $134,000 in salary during his suspension.

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:48

This week the Senate Judiciary Committee released a redacted copy of a January memo by Sens. The Grassley-Graham memo spells out exactly why the two senators recommended Steele for a criminal investigation, for lying to the FBI . A heavily-redacted version of the document was released Monday, and Wray quickly approved a cleaned-up version of the referral for release Tuesday.

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:09

The Turkish president said he told the Pope, the Italian president and the Italian prime minister that global actors should come together to help in the return of 3.5 million Syrian refugees now living in Turkey . This gathering will serve as a way for the European Union and Turkey to improve their friendship and an "opportunity to assess matters of mutual interest and recent developments in Turkey , including in the areas of rule of law and fundamental freedoms", added the European ...

by | February 08, 2018 | 13:03

The Government's own forecasts, leaked last month, have now been released to MPs and show the region is set to be hardest hit by leaving the EU. The news is also likely to spark further bickering in an already deeply divided government. The hardline stance means Britain would have to swallow new European Union laws without any right to challenge them, or face heavy punishments which would harm the economy.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:58

The issue of immigration is not worth a government shutdown, 66 percent of voters say. When asked whether Republicans in Congress were also trying to derail or obstruct Mueller's investigation, numbers were more mixed: 46 percent of overall voters said they were; 42 percent said they weren't.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:51

That's exactly the dilemma one mother in the United States is dealing with right now. Alyssa Salgado , 19, said that her two-year-old daughter, Lilayiah, was fine when she dropped her to the daycare on Thursday morning (1 February) but when she picked her up later in the day, she noticed a missing patch of hair between her eyebrows.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:46

Some 215 children were released by the South Sudan National Liberation Movement (SSNLM), which in 2016 signed a peace agreement with the Government and is now integrating its ranks into the national army. "Many joined armed groups because they feel they had no other option", said UNICEF's South Sudan representative Mahimbo Mdoe in a statement. Hundreds of child soldiers have been officially freed in South Sudan through a programme led by New Zealand's former Opposition leader, David Shearer.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:19

The court convicted the opposition leader of embezzling 21 million taka ($252,000) in foreign donation for the Zia Orphanage Trust. Hearings have been delayed for years by numerous petitions to higher courts. Ahead of the verdict, hundreds of its supporters have been also arrested. Her son, who is in exile in London, was convicted of money laundering in 2016.

by | February 08, 2018 | 12:07

Of the 21 states NBC News reached out to, five-including California and Texas-reported they had not been attacked. " We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated ", she said.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:35

Founded in 2014 in Guangzhou, EHANG is a high-tech company that develops, manufactures and sells intelligent UAVs and provides related services. The world's first passenger drone, capable of speeds up to 100kms/h, has made its first public flight in China.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:25

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire region, with more than a foot of snow likely in some parts of the area by Thursday morning. MTA trains, including subways, the Long Island Rail Road and MetroNorth are not experiencing any weather-related issues or delays at this time, but all Brooklyn local, express, limited and Select Bus Service buses are running with delays because of inclement weather.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:28

I don't know what is the ( Congress party's) problem with the New India . "But you put all your energies in the service of one family". "The interests of the nation were over-looked just for the interests of one family", Modi said. On the farm sector, the prime minister said that people are making politics over the plight of farmers. Amidst opposition's slogans, PM Modi accused Congress of dividing the country.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:17

Oil is a sensitive item and has taken center stage in global efforts to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, with Washington calling for a drastic cut in energy supplies to the isolated country. While South Korea has eagerly engaged in talks with Kim, the White House has remained skeptical. It will also be the first time that North and South Korean athletes compete on a team (women's ice hockey) together since 1991.

by | February 08, 2018 | 10:16

North Korea reportedly picks members for cheering squads by thoroughly examining family background, appearance, skills and loyalty to the government. Kim Yo-jong and Kim Jong-un were born to the same mother, Ko Yong-hui. The 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam is the oldest member of the North Korean leadership, now serves as the president of the Presidium of North Korean Parliament, and has led the North Korean delegation to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:54

Manley doesn't play a whole lot-he averages just under 12 minutes per game, but has been very effective while on the floor, averaging almost six points and five rebounds per game. But while Williams said that it's "best thing for our team and the best thing for our program" to get the still-raw youngsters more involved, the Tar Heels' key to victory in the first of two regular season matchups against their neighboring rival lies with a familiar - though traditionally unfamilar - game plan.

by | February 08, 2018 | 09:43

The Trump administration also cut the enrollment period in half, slashed the ad budget, and suddenly stopped a major subsidy to insurers, which triggered a jump in premiums. Five states with hybrid systems did best of all, according to a report compiled by the National Academy for State Health Policy. Meanwhile, bipartisan legislation to help stabilize insurance markets across the country appears to be struggling in Congress.