• Second minister quits over Justin Trudeau and bribery case
Second minister quits over Justin Trudeau and bribery case

In her resignation letter to Trudeau , Philpott pointed out that a cabinet minister must be able "speak in support of the government and its policies" at all times. February 11 - Ethics commissioner Mario Dion says he's beginning an investigation. Wilson-Raybould was convinced her refusal to help SNC-Lavalin was behind the demotion.

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  • Donald Trump flags up his fears of ‘socialist nightmare’
Donald Trump flags up his fears of ‘socialist nightmare’

Likewise, the most vicious and corrupt Mainstream Media that any president has ever had to endure", Trump tweeted Sunday night. When Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler opened a full-frontal investigative onslaught against President Donald Trump on Monday, it should have surprised no one: the two New Yorkers have been feuding for three decade...

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  • US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission
US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said the decision was driven by operational efficiency and there would be "complete continuity of USA diplomatic activity and consular services". As the Post's Khaled Abu Toameh noted, Palestinian officials reacted angrily to the merger, calling it a sign of the USA administration's "bias" in favor of ...

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  • Video Captures Terrifying Moment of an Avalanche Whiting Out Entire Highway Stretch
Video Captures Terrifying Moment of an Avalanche Whiting Out Entire Highway Stretch

Fresh snow led to a massive avalanche along a Colorado interstate that was caught on camera by drivers Sunday afternoon. He tells KDVR-TV he and his dad saw a "big white cloud" and noticed the avalanche. Other motorists are seen on the snow-covered road as the avalanche barrels towards them. The Colorado State Patrol told FOX31 that no one wa...

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  • SC lottery victor claims record US$877m cash prize
SC lottery victor claims record US$877m cash prize

The victor has chosen to remain anonymous. " South Carolina is one of eight states - along with Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas - where winners can opt to keep their identity a secret", reports New York Post .

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  • Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

This all comes after Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen's blistering testimony before Congress last week. Nadler, like Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been reticent about pushing for the president's impeachment, and told ABC such action would be "a long way down the road".

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  • Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea
Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea

Last week's meeting between Trump and Kim broke down over what the Americans said were North Korea's excessive demands for sanctions relief in exchange for a limited offer to shut down its ageing main nuclear complex in Yongbyon. The summit's collapse followed the leaders' historic meeting in Singapore that produced only a vague commitment from K...

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  • House Democrats Launch Wide-Ranging Trump Investigations
House Democrats Launch Wide-Ranging Trump Investigations

At the White House , Trump was asked if he would cooperate with Nadler's probe. Large-scale investigations led by the FBI, Congress, and special counsel Robert Mueller haven't yielded any evidence of wrongdoing by Trump. Republicans in Congress accuse Democrats of pursuing an impeachment agenda against Trump as part of a political strategy to ...

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  • House Democrats Launch 'Abuse of Power' Investigation into Donald Trump
House Democrats Launch 'Abuse of Power' Investigation into Donald Trump

He made the announcement during his two-hour speech on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. "These people are sick". Trump said on 28 February that Cohen had been incorrect in his testimony to Congress this week and had "lied a lot", adding that holding Cohen's hearing during the US-North...

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  • Missing Girls in Humboldt County California
Missing Girls in Humboldt County California

Coast Guard. "To have a positive outcome like this is just absolutely incredible", he added, "and I can say it's nothing other than a miracle". The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is searching for two young girls who went missing on Friday.

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  • First lull in Kashmir since latest India-Pakistan escalation
First lull in Kashmir since latest India-Pakistan escalation

Both leaders also "reiterated their commitment" to the UK-Pakistan bilateral relationship during the interaction, which follows heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following a terrorist attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.

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  • Alabama sheriff: 14 dead in possible tornado
Alabama sheriff: 14 dead in possible tornado

Shortly afterward damage was reported to several structures near the city. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told Al.com on Sunday evening that two people are confirmed dead in Beauregard, Alabama , but he expects more bodies to be found.

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  • Trump, Kim go for brief walkabout after meeting, joined by envoys
Trump, Kim go for brief walkabout after meeting, joined by envoys

The president met with Kim last June for their first summit together in Singapore, where Trump was ostensibly working on North Korean denuclearization. "If we have some concrete steps that show North Korea is going to take some steps toward denuclearising, then I am not so sure that it is necessary to engage in six-party talks", he said.

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  • European Union warns Venezuela’s Maduro against arresting challenger Guaido
European Union warns Venezuela’s Maduro against arresting challenger Guaido

Furthermore, the USA and its allies want to literally force the supplies into Venezuela , violating its sovereignty in the process and cynically showing that Trump only cares about border security when it concerns his country and not any others.

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  • Israeli Missiles Used in Indian Air Force's Pakistan Strike
Israeli Missiles Used in Indian Air Force's Pakistan Strike

However, there was no official confirmation from the Indian government. Pakistan said it had captured two Indian pilots, with one in hospital. "The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side", he told a briefing.

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  • Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right
Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

President Trump on Saturday invited Hayden Williams, the conservative activist attacked at Berkeley, to the stage to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference . On Saturday, the President said his administration is "winning against the swamp". "America will never be a socialist country", he added. Republicans hoped Trump's addres...

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  • Another Winter Storm on the way for Sunday Evening - 6
Another Winter Storm on the way for Sunday Evening - 6"+ likely"

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday until 3 p.m. Sunday , for the entire Kansas City area. Precipitation amounts are expected to be less than a tenth of an inch, NWS states. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The March storm comes as a below-average snow season nears an end in the tristate area...

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  • Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths
Anger over 'forced' video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

But in a sign that tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals could soon ease, a Pakistani Cabinet minister said a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India would resume on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, " The nation is proud of your exemplary courage ...our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians".

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  • Venezuela proposes talks between Donald Trump and Nicolas Maduro
Venezuela proposes talks between Donald Trump and Nicolas Maduro

US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday met Guaido and Colombian President Ivan Duque in Bogota for an emergency summit to focus on the Venezuelan crisis. It "supports the peaceful restoration of democracy and rule of law in Venezuela". Earlier this month the United States proposed a draft Security Council resolution, which prompted Russian Federa...

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  • Venezuelan FM Praises Victory of Peace After US Resolution Failure at UNSC
Venezuelan FM Praises Victory of Peace After US Resolution Failure at UNSC

The strongest criticism was the FANB's ongoing support for the legitimate president, Nicolas Maduro. The Russian text failed after only four council members voted in favor of it. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called Bolsonaro "a modern-day Hitler" and has accused him of plotting a military intervention in Venezuela. Russian Deputy Forei...

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  • How ‘overreach’ by Trump and Kim set summit up for failure
How ‘overreach’ by Trump and Kim set summit up for failure

However, after Kim demanded the U.S. to remove all economic sanctions , the meeting was effectively over. In doing so, he gave himself another bad headline, but marginally-and perhaps meaningfully-improved the chances of securing a better deal with North Korea.

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  • India says 'happy' Pakistan is releasing downed pilot
India says 'happy' Pakistan is releasing downed pilot

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot would be released today, to the relief of many Indians, even as his military reported that four Pakistani civilians had been killed by India firing across the border in Kashmir. Thousands of travellers were left scrambling when Thai Airways cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe ...

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  • Trudeau says ethics watchdog to decide truth in SNC-Lavalin affair
Trudeau says ethics watchdog to decide truth in SNC-Lavalin affair

She recounts about 10 tense meetings and 10 phone calls. The testimony from Jody Wilson-Raybould threatens to badly damage the Liberals just months ahead of what polls suggest will be a hard-fought election. "Those concerns were denied". The former attorney general said during her testimony this week that she viewed her demotion as reminiscent ...

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  • Minister V.K. Singh counters Yeddyurappa’s ‘Modi wave’ comments
Minister V.K. Singh counters Yeddyurappa’s ‘Modi wave’ comments

Yeddyurappa said, "The atmosphere.day by day, the wind is increasingly blowing in favour of the BJP ". At such a serious time, BJP ex CM Yeddyurappa of Karnataka state made controversial and objectionable comments on their party's brightened prospects after the surgical strikes.

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  • FM Qureshi calls on India to review its aggression, adopt peace
FM Qureshi calls on India to review its aggression, adopt peace

Meanwhile, Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said , "PAF undertook strikes across LoC from Pakistani airspace ". Hours after India attacked a terrorist camp in Balakot in response to attack in Pulwama terror attack , Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called a meeting of National Command Authority on We...

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  • Explainer: What the Geneva Convention says about treatment of Prisoners of War
Explainer: What the Geneva Convention says about treatment of Prisoners of War

VanLandingham, a military justice expert at the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, said in an interview. The Geneva Conventions extensively defined the basic rights of wartime prisoner, including civilians and military personnel, established protections for the wounded and sick, and established measures to safeguard civilians in and around a...

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  • Jammu airport shut for civilian flights
Jammu airport shut for civilian flights

All global flights exiting Indian airspace north of Mumbai have been re-routed through West Asia. With airlines avoiding Pakistani airspace , planes have been forced to make detours, leading to an increase in flying time ranging from one to three hours and having to stop for refuelling and crew changes.

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  • Labour to back second referendum to prevent ‘damaging Tory Brexit’
Labour to back second referendum to prevent ‘damaging Tory Brexit’

She has faced a buzz saw of opposition from Brexit moderates and hardliners in her own Conservative Party. "There may be further gains for the pound because this increases the likelihood of May's Brexit deal being accepted by pro-Brexit politicians who want to avoid delaying the process".

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  • Vatican places restrictions on Cardinal George Pell after sex abuse conviction
Vatican places restrictions on Cardinal George Pell after sex abuse conviction

The victim, who has not been identified, claimed that Pell made him perform oral sex on him after catching them sneaking into the priest's sacristy in December, 1996. Pope Francis removed Pell as a member of his informal cabinet in October. His conviction is another hammer blow to the Church, which has struggled to convince the world it is serio...

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  • Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to United States
Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to United States

Gerges, professor of worldwide relations at the London School of Economics. The kingdom's strict guardianship laws were highlighted last month after teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, made a dramatic escape from the country, citing an abusive family and state-sponsored oppression.

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  • Jorge Ramos, Univision crew released after being detained in Venezuela
Jorge Ramos, Univision crew released after being detained in Venezuela

More than 50 foreign countries, including the US and Canada, have recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela . The network also reported the team's recording equipment was confiscated before being released. Florida Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio called the action unacceptable. Also in the Facebook video, Ramos explained that he a...

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  • Senate On Verge Of Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration With Latest GOP Defection
Senate On Verge Of Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration With Latest GOP Defection

President Trump's emergency declaration would redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funding; $2.5 billion from the Pentagon's drug interdiction program; and $600 million from the Treasury Department's asset forfeiture fund. The former officials in the statement said that the president's action is unprecedented, CNN reported. Till...

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  • India toxic alcohol deaths jump to 133
India toxic alcohol deaths jump to 133

Sixteen people have already been arrested according to Reuters . The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in India's northeastern state of Assam Sunday rose to 156, local government officials said. A large number of labourers of two tea estates of Golaghat and Jorhat districts had fallen ill after drinking spurious liquor on Thu...

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  • Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Key Figure in Iran Nuclear Deal, Resigns
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif, Key Figure in Iran Nuclear Deal, Resigns

If Rohani does accept Zarif's resignation, it wasn't immediately clear who would assume the post. Zarif played an important role in striking a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. Zarif's email exchanges with Kerry at critical moments, including during the arrest of 10 USA marines in Iranian waters in 2016, defused tensions be...

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  • Pakistan Says It Scrambled Fighters To Intercept Indian Jets Violating Its Airspace
Pakistan Says It Scrambled Fighters To Intercept Indian Jets Violating Its Airspace

Online plane spotters using flight tracking software did notice that there was an Indian Air Force Embraer EMB-145 airborne earlier warning aircraft in the skies near the border of Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south.

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