• Russian Federation urges restraint after Israeli air strikes target Iranian forces in Syria
Russian Federation urges restraint after Israeli air strikes target Iranian forces in Syria

Russia , whose forces began intervening on behalf of Assad in 2015, expressed its concern and urged both sides to exercise restraint and avoid escalation. The F-16 crashed in northern after facing heavy anti-aircraft counter fire from. Iran, along with Russian Federation - which had helped prop up the Assad government - denied that any of its dro...

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  • Crucial 72-hour limit passes after Taiwan quake
Crucial 72-hour limit passes after Taiwan quake

Taiwan authorities are continuing their search for 5 Chinese people who were in a building damaged by this week's quake. The injured included mainland Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Singaporean and South Korean nationals. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited those sheltering in schools and other sites as a safeguard against repeated aftershocks. Br...

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  • Oxfam denies 'Haiti prostitutes cover-up' after quake disaster
Oxfam denies 'Haiti prostitutes cover-up' after quake disaster

President of Murray Edwards Dame Barbara Stocking is facing allegations that she was involved in the cover up of a recent Oxfam scandal, in which prostitutes were hired by aid workers in Haiti . The report explained that the misconduct related to inappropriate sexual behaviour, bullying, harassment and the intimidation of staff. She said: "We ar...

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  • Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases
Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases

The two-year deal, which would increase current spending caps by roughly $300 billion, would include a major boost for military spending, with slightly smaller increases for domestic programs. Congress was set to vote Thursday night on a deal to fund the government. The vote was 245-182. Those increases sounded alarm bells with fiscal hawks l...

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  • No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down
No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been repeatedly criticized by Trump. A source familiar with Brand's plans said she is going to accept a job with Walmart. At that event, Mr. Sessions thanked her for her "strong leadership as our third in command at the department". Firing Rosenstein would be a colossal move by Trump.

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  • Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit
Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit

The interview, which was published on 7 February, was largely centered around the prime minister's personal interests and daily routines, but it also shed light on his bilateral visit to the UAE and the agenda he seeks to pursue when he meets the leadership of UAE.

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  • Dams that supply Cape Town fall further as water crisis looms
Dams that supply Cape Town fall further as water crisis looms

These comments emerge as ratings agency Moody's Investor Services indicated that the water crisis poses a credit risk to Cape Town's debt rating, which is now rated at the lowest level of investment grade - Baa3. Last month officials of the South African city warned that a combination of unprecedented drought and unsustainable water consumption m...

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  • N.Korea rules out talks with United States during Olympics
N.Korea rules out talks with United States during Olympics

The more hawkish view is the North Koreans are taking a conciliatory stance to put pressure on the alliance between the USA and South Korea. The U.N. To complicate matters further, Kim Yo-jong, who oversees the North Korean regime's propaganda, is blacklisted under sanctions, while Pence will be accompanied by the father of Otto Warmbier, the A...

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  • Bush indicts Russia of meddling in 2016 US presidential election
Bush indicts Russia of meddling in 2016 US presidential election

Bush also said , however, that "whether ( Russia ) affected the outcome is another question". "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system", he added. "They've got to get it fixed". Though Bush has avoided explicitly criticizing the Trump administration, he has voiced veiled opposition toward the president's "Amer...