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Sultan Muhammad V steps down as Malaysia's king

Reports in British and Russian media then surfaced saying that he had married the former Miss Moscow in the Russian capital in a lavish ceremony. The king had officially notified the Malay Rulers on his abdication through a letter sent to the Secretary of the Conference of Rulers, said the comptroller of the royal household in a statement. [Full Article...]

Key plotter in USS Cole attack may have been killed in Yemen

The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997. Urban said USA forces are attempting to confirm his death. Al-badawi was indicted for the attack in 2003 but escaped twice from a prison in Yemen. Harithi and Quso have both been killed by U.S. forces, while Nashiri and Attash have been held by the U.S. [Full Article...]

New Pentagon leader Shanahan says he is focusing on China

New Pentagon leader Shanahan says he is focusing on China They say Shanahan also told the officials to focus on " China , China, China", even as the USA fights militants in Syria and Afghanistan . Shanahan made the comments during a special meeting of all the military service secretaries and the undersecretaries of defense. [Full Article...]

German politicians' personal information leaked on Twitter in mass cyberattack

German politicians' personal information leaked on Twitter in mass cyberattack The identity of the hackers and their motive were not known, the report said . Martina Fietz, a spokeswoman for Merkel , told reporters that "it appears, at first sight, that no sensitive information and data are included in what was published, including regarding the chancellor". [Full Article...]

Shutdown is Democrats' try and take the presidency

Shutdown is Democrats' try and take the presidency In overall, Democrats have a 235-199 majority in the House, with one seat still in dispute after allegations of election fraud in the state of North Carolina. What is new about this Congress? Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan confirmed that Sherman had filed his bill, tweeting: 'We knew they couldn't help themselves. [Full Article...]

No-deal is better than PM's deal, says DUP Brexit spokesman

No-deal is better than PM's deal, says DUP Brexit spokesman Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but May's inability so far to get her deal for a managed exit through parliament has alarmed business leaders and investors who fear the country is heading for a damaging no-deal Brexit . [Full Article...]

3 dead, 4 injured in shooting at California bowling alley

3 dead, 4 injured in shooting at California bowling alley Three men died on the scene and two of those injured were transported to a hospital. A late-night fight at a California bowling alley turned deadly Friday night, killing three men and injuring four. He said: "I grabbed my niece and started running toward the far end of the bowling alley". Police said they are searching for suspects and that an investigation is underway. [Full Article...]

Police file charges in death of 7-year-old girl

Police file charges in death of 7-year-old girl It's been nearly a week since the 7-year-old was shot in the head by a passing motorist while riding in her mother's vehicle along with her three sisters. Officials also said investigators are looking into the possibility that others could be charged in the case. The Harris County Sheriff's Office appeared to confirm the report on Saturday night when they tweeted the investigation has taken a "n... [Full Article...]

Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to fight hard for working families

Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to fight hard for working families You know, she's constantly - I would say consciously been distancing herself from this and really just been trying to focus on the economy and how bad things are in the economy and how they can be fixed. While stumping in Iowa on Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential run in 2016 - or hamper it. Her route across the state includes stops in deep blue Polk County, as well as event... [Full Article...]

Ukrainian church granted independence from Russian church

Ukrainian church granted independence from Russian church The recently established Orthodox Church of Ukraine has been granted independence, formalising an historic split from the Russian Church after more than 300 years of alignment. If they decide at a general meeting that they want to voluntarily join the newly created Orthodox Church of Ukraine, they will be accepted into the structure of the single Orthodox Church of Ukraine. [Full Article...]

PM Imran reaches Turkey on two-day visit

PM Imran reaches Turkey on two-day visit Pakistan and the U.S. are discussing plans to hold a maiden meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump but it hinges on the "positive outcome" of the Pakistan-brokered talks to strike a peace deal in Afghanistan, a senior official here said. [Full Article...]

Abuse Probe Underway After Woman Gives Birth in Ariz. Nursing Home

Abuse Probe Underway After Woman Gives Birth in Ariz. Nursing Home The source , described as someone "familiar with the situation", said staff were unaware the patient was pregnant until she started to moan. A spokesperson for Hacienda Healthcare , which cares for about 2,500 people in Arizona, released a statement to Arizona's Family saying that they could not comment on patients or the investigation but that "our patients' and clients' health and safety i... [Full Article...]

5 teenage girls killed in Poland 'Escape Room' fire

5 teenage girls killed in Poland 'Escape Room' fire Koszalin prosecutor Ryszard Gasiorowski said a leak in the bottled gas heating system probably caused the fire. Two hours after the tragedy, interior minister Joachim Brudzinski ordered the commander of the State Fire Service to inspect emergency exits in all similar escape rooms , which will start tomorrow. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi ditches measured rhetoric vow after Rashida Tlaib's 'motherf--' Trump insult

Nancy Pelosi ditches measured rhetoric vow after Rashida Tlaib's 'motherf--' Trump insult He later added: "They only want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020, too much success!" While Democratic leadership isn't likely to consider impeachment until Mueller's investigation is finished, the episode shows that they will face mounting pressure from rank-and-file members to act. [Full Article...]

Pence, Trump administration officials to get raises amid shutdown

Pence, Trump administration officials to get raises amid shutdown The raises were the result of a pay freeze for top federal officials, including the vice president and cabinet secretaries, that was on the verge of expiring because of the shutdown. The raises would cost taxpayers US$300 million over 10 years, according to the Senior Executives Association, which represents the government's approximately 7,000 highest-paid career officials. [Full Article...]

Fatal Crash-Interstate Fire-Florida

Fatal Crash-Interstate Fire-Florida Both semi-trucks caught on fire . In addition to the children, the two semitruck drivers also died. Another six to eight people were taken to area hospitals with various injuries, he added. NTSB investigators won't be able to start an examination of the crash until the government reopens, King reports. The National Transportation Safety Board would normally send a team to help with the probe,... [Full Article...]

Trump's Afghan comments inaccurate | News

Trump's Afghan comments inaccurate | News Simply labeling Taliban as the enemy or getting rid of the Taliban will not put a permanent end to the war unless the United States strikes safe heavens of the Taliban and coming to a conclusion with Pakistan is also very important. In his first cabinet meeting in the new year on Wednesday, Trump asked India, Russia, Pakistan and other neighbouring countries to take responsibility for Afghanis... [Full Article...]

Mueller grand jury extended for up to 6 months

Mueller grand jury extended for up to 6 months The extension was approved by the chief justice of the D.C. District Court, who oversees Mueller's grand jury. The grand jury, which runs in 18-month terms, was created on July 5, 2017. Robert Mueller apparently has more work to do. Federal criminal procedure rules allow such extensions when a judge determines it is in the public interest . [Full Article...]

Trump threatens months, years of shutdown

Trump threatens months, years of shutdown The partial United States government shutdown began when Congress and Mr Trump failed to reach an agreement over a budget bill in December. Trump is withholding his support for a bill that would fully fund the government until he secures the money for the wall. [Full Article...]

Bail Sought for Former Marine Held in Moscow for Alleged Spying

Bail Sought for Former Marine Held in Moscow for Alleged Spying Diplomatic relations between Britain and Russia are tense, particularly following the attempted murder of a former Russian spy in Britain a year ago with a nerve agent. In the time since Whelan's detention was made public, several governments have acted on his behalf, bringing to light his ties to countries other than the U.S. [Full Article...]


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