Watch: Kinneret on the Boardwalk
The rains have raised the Kinneret high enough to splash onto the Tiberias boardwalk - for the first time since 1992.
No quick fix to pipeline protests, Trudeau says, as rail links severed
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there are no easy answers to the dispute over a British Columbia pipeline project that has sparked Indigenous protests at vital rail links across Canada.
Biggest jump in world defence spending in 10 years: study
Global spending on defence rose by four percent in 2019, the largest growth in 10 years, led by big increases from the US and China, a study said Friday.
Turkish Court Clears German-Based Novelist of Terror Charges – Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A court in Istanbul on Friday acquitted a German-based Turkish novelist and columnist, Asli Erdogan, of being a member of a terrorist group, media said.
Trump shook White House with furious swearing after Justice Department declined to prosecute Comey
President Trump's angry swearing after the Justice Department declined to charge former FBI Director James Comey with a crime last year was reportedly the talk of the White House for days.
Gusts of up to 100km/hr and heavy rain forecast as weather warnings issued for coming days
Gusts of up to 100km/hr and up to 30mm of rain are forecast in parts of Ireland in the coming days as Storm Dennis batters parts of the country.
Belarus leader says Russia insists on merging the two states
The president of Belarus said Friday that Russia insisted on merging the two states during last week's talks on further integrating the countries' economies.
Trump 'wasn't bothered' by Barr criticism of tweets
President Trump was not upset about Attorney General William Barr condemning his tweets, according to the White House.
Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case
The decision to decline charges appears to be a move to distance the Justice Department from President Trump, who has long attacked Mr. McCabe.
Ballincollig shopping centre damaged after car strikes supporting pillar
It is understood that a car struck and demolished a supporting pillar for the roof of retail units next to Quish's SuperValu in Ballincollig.
Transgender Woman Poised to Make Argentine Soccer History
Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina.
Trump & Barr v. Kahn
“There will come cruel gods with eyeglasses, Lice and lickspittles …” — Pablo Neruda Well, at least we still have three attorneys in the Department of Justice who’ve managed to retain a shred of honor — despite their lying, boot-licking sycophant of a boss, Attorney General Bill Barr.
Bloomberg leads in Florida: Poll
Michael Bloomberg took the lead in a new Florida Democratic primary poll, showing positive results for the former New York City mayor's expensive campaign strategy.
Democrats introduce resolution seeking resignation of White House adviser Stephen Miller
Two Democratic lawmakers took action calling for the resignation of White House adviser Stephen Miller.
Five cities testing people for coronavirus when they have flu symptoms
Five U.S. cities have begun testing people with flu-like symptoms to see if they might instead have the new coronavirus that originated in China, a sign that officials think cases of the virus may be seeping into the country despite screening at airports.
In Wake of Jewish Delegation’s Visit Saudi FM Denies Any Relations with Israel
King Salman bin Abdulaziz phoned Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas "to underscore Saudi Arabia’s firm position on the Palestinian cause."
Gardaí arrest man in Cork in connection with Scouting Ireland sex abuse allegations
Gardaí have arrested a man in his 70s associated with Scouting Ireland in connection with a sex abuse investigation.
Yemen's Huthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid: UN official
Yemen's Huthi rebels have dropped a threat to tax aid, a UN official told AFP Friday, in a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has jeopardised the world's biggest humanitarian operation.
Netanyahu on Nighttime Strikes Against Syria: ‘Maybe It Was Belgian Air Force’
Syrian air defences reported intercepting multiple hostile targets over Damascus on Thursday night, with the missiles said to have come from the direction of the Israeli-controlled Syrian Golan Heights.
Man sentenced for placing knives on Japan prince's desk
TOKYO: A Japanese man who left two kitchen knives on the school desk of Japan's Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the throne, was given a ...
Trump Wants $1.5 Billion for Uranium Mining
The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of energy security.
Canada's Telus Announces Pre-Valentine's Pledge To 'Stay Faithful' to Huawei In National 5G Rollout
In a statement ahead of Valentine's Day, the Canadian executive said it was "important" for Telus to launch its network "when the time is right", adding that his company would continue working with govenrment officials to build its networks.
California man exonerated after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder
A California man who spent 14 years in prison for the murder of a newspaper columnist has been exonerated thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities said.
Boy, 5, saved his sister in a house fire and went back in to rescue the family dog
A 5-year-old Georgia boy awoke to flames in the bedroom. But he didn't panic, and his actions helped save his entire family.
Hong Kong doctor battles fear and separation on virus 'dirty team'
HONG KONG: After gruelling shifts treating coronavirus patients, Hong Kong doctor Alfred Wong often finds himself alone in a hotel room eating ...
New NAFTA will pass Commons, PM Trudeau tells U.S. lawmakers
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is telling U.S. lawmakers that he's confident his Liberal government will 'have the votes' for the House of Commons to ratify the new North American trade deal in the coming weeks.
Trump considers banning aides from calls with foreign leaders
President Trump said that with impeachment over, he may ban aides from listening to his phone conversations with foreign leaders following the whistleblower complaint of a phone conversation with the leader of Ukraine that led to his impeachment.
Toppled but Not Gone: U.N.C. Grapples Anew With the Fate of Silent Sam
A judge this week scrapped a deal to give the Confederate statue, which was torn down by protesters in August 2018, to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Last Week’s Cyberattack Against Iran Originated in US – Iranian Civil Defence Chief
The United States government reportedly carried out a number of cyberattacks targeting Iran’s internet infrastructure over the past year, in response to Tehran’s shootdown of a US drone over Iranian airspace in the Hormuz Strait, and other actions in the Middle East which Washington has blamed on the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Media Releases Video Allegedly Showing Syrians Throwing Rocks at US Convoy
The conflict between the US military and Syrians occurred on 12 February at a checkpoint in a village east of the town of Qamishli in north-eastern Syria.
Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits race over sex tape
Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday, in a blow to the French president's party ahead of March local elections.
Trump Says He May Bar Others From Listening to Calls
President Trump said Thursday that he might end the long-running practice of letting other administration officials listen in on presidential calls with foreign leaders. That's after Trump's impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine.
Republicans spied on Democrats' House polling data
The National Republican Congressional Committee snooped on a polling meeting of its Democratic counterparts when they left the blinds open at their headquarters.
Irish homeowners with €300k mortgage paying €229 more a month than euro area average
Irish homeowners with a €300k mortgage being repaid over 30 years are paying €229 more a month than their euro area counterparts, according to figures released today by the Brokers Ireland group.
Montenegro needs own church to repel Serb nationalism: president
Montenegro needs its own Orthodox church to ward off meddling from Serbia and cement its identity, President Milo Djukanovic told AFP, as tensions seethe over who controls a faith shared by both countries.
Syria government forces chip away at rebel enclave
Government forces made new gains in northwestern Syria on Friday, further chipping away at the country's last major rebel pocket, a war monitor said.
Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand national park
Stephanie Simpson was reported missing after failing to return to work following a hiking trip.
Valentine's Day crackdown sees Indonesia ban condoms and displays of affection
Police in the conservative Muslim country arrested aroundtwo dozen unmarried couples found sharing rooms, including a German national, during raids on guest houses on Friday
Actors, Activists, And Assorted Liars
Those who call for the destruction of the State of Israel, do so in the full knowledge that they are calling for a second Holocaust. They lamely pretend to others and perhaps even to themselves that they mean something else. They are simply acting.
Shutdown of CN Rail lines leads to propane shortages in the Maritimes
Businesses and homes across Atlantic Canada are days away from running out of propane as a result of anti-pipeline protests that have cut off rail links across Canada.
Bloomberg courts black vote in Democratic candidate countdown
US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has launched a charm offensive to convince black voters, an important bloc in Democratic politics, that he is the right candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November.
Brit, 29, escapes death on horror train crash after moving carriages to get drink
EXCLUSIVE: The 29-year-old, who was travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg on Wednesday evening, said she and a friend survived because they moved to a leisure carriage. A man in the carriage next to theirs was killed, and his partner was seriously injured
Yemen's Huthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid: UN official
Yemen's Huthi rebels have dropped a threat to impose a tax on aid, a UN official told AFP Friday, in a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has jeopardised the world's biggest humanitarian operation.
Durham scrutinizing John Brennan’s handling of Russian interference in 2016
U.S. Attorney John Durham is reportedly reviewing John Brennan’s analysis of Russian election interference, including scrutiny of the former Obama CIA director’s handling of a secret source said to be close to the Kremlin.
Eleven Civilians Killed in US Air Strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, Local Residents Say
No official confirmation of this information has been provided so far.
Global economic security critical, Trudeau to tell security conference
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the Munich Security Conference today and urge global leaders to accept that a changing world requires more effort to bring economic prosperity for all.
Valentine's Day: Shoppers flock to California Flower Mall in downtown LA for last-minute deals
Love was in the air at the California Flower Mall in downtown Los Angeles on Valentine's Day as last-minute shoppers scrambled to find the perfect gift for their special someone
COVID-19: No plans to close schools yet, says Education Minister Ong Ye Kung; focus is on raising hygiene standards
SINGAPORE: Schools will remain open for now, said Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung on Friday (Feb 14), responding to calls from parents for ...
Jail Statistics Give the Lie to Trump Asylum Policy
Many U.S. holding cells along the Mexican border were less than half full, even empty, during an unprecedented surge of asylum-seeking families from Central America, newly unsealed court documents show, raising questions about the Trump administration's claims that it had to make people wait in Mexico because it didn't have the means to accommodate them.
Neighbors of the Mogollon Rim sued the U.S. Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court, claiming they illegally expanded grazing allotments that had been closed to grazing for 40 years in Arizona’s Mogollon Rim.
A mass burial is held for more than 2,400 fetal remains found in a garage in Illinois
A mass burial was held in Indiana on Wednesday for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions.
New Brunswick's deputy premier quits Tories over health-care reforms
New Brunswick deputy premier Robert Gauvin has announced he is quitting the governing Progressive Conservatives in protest over health-care reforms.
Big love: Thai elephants, students send Valentines to coronavirus-hit China
Some 3,000 students gathered on Friday in Thailand's Ayutthaya province to send Valentine's Day well-wishes to China, which is facing an ongoing ...
In like Flynn: Detector dog helps Revenue seize €280k thought to be proceeds of crime
Revenue officers have seized €280,000 in cash at Rosslare Port.
Daesh Financier Raising Almost $4Mln for Terrorists Detained Near Moscow - Security Service
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A financier of the Daesh terror group*, who has raised over 25 million rubles ($3.94 million) for the needs of terrorists, has been detained in the Moscow region, the Russian Federal Security Service said on Friday.
Via trains at standstill as talks to end blockades get rolling
Anti-pipeline protests that have derailed vital freight movement in eastern Ontario and passenger rail travel across Canada are continuing Friday, with the added threat of activists planning to shut down government offices in British Columbia's capital.
Ma’ariv Poll: Blue&White 34, Likud 33, Liberman 7
Despite Netanyahu's media blitz, in Washington, Moscow, and Africa, the needle refuses to move.
China says 6 health workers died from coronavirus, 1,716 infected
BEIJING: Six health workers have died from the new coronavirus in China and more than 1,700 have been infected, health officials said Friday (Feb ...
Jehovah's Witnesses report convictions, torture in Russia
Two Jehovah's Witnesses have been convicted of extremism in Russia and four more arrested, one of whom reported being tortured in custody, the religious group said Friday.
White House 'disappointed' in China's virus transparency
The United States feels let down by a lack of transparency from China over the coronavirus crisis, a senior White House official said Thursday.
US Senate to Push for More Military Assistance for Ukraine - Senator
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate will push to provide more assistance to Ukraine, including military support, US Senator John Barasso told reporters in Kiev on Friday.
A Culture of Chesed
Our wonderful founding bochurim were now by and large married with children of their own. So it was a magnificent ever-expanding yeshiva family that now populated the alumni gatherings.
Syrian Observatory: Israeli Raid Targeted Iranian Cargo Plane Landing in Damascus International
The raid Killed 7 Iranian and Syrian officers.
Macron Ally Withdraws Paris Mayoral Bid After Sexual Videos Emerge
Benjamin Griveaux made the announcement after a Russian performance artist in France published the private footage.
First passengers exit quarantined Japan ship
The first passengers began leaving a quarantined cruise ship off Japan's coast on Friday to finish their isolation in government-designated ...
Indian students stripped for menstruation checks
Scores of women students staged a protest outside an Indian college saying they were forced to strip to check if they were menstruating.
Israeli attack on Damascus kills 7 fighters: monitor
Israeli strikes on Damascus airport killed seven fighters, a war monitor said Friday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting Iran's military presence in Syria.
Canada hopeful Iran will provide black boxes from downed airliner: Champagne
Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he sees progress in persuading Iran to relinquish the black boxes from the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran last month.
Videos of Syrian Helicopter Allegedly Being Struck by Militants Near Aleppo Emerge Online
Earlier on Friday, militants reoortedly shot down a Syrian army helicopter in the country’s Aleppo province, in what has become the second such downing over the past three days.
US Sanctions Sri Lanka Commander for Role in Extrajudicial Killings - State Department
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has sanctioned Sri Lanka Army Commander Shavendra Silva for extrajudicial killings committed by his troops during the civil war in the country, the US Department of State said in a statement on Friday.
Coronavirus scare leaves China's empty restaurants selling off stocks
Wang Chuanchao shuttered his restaurant in central Beijing three weeks ago as the scare over the coronavirus epidemic in country kept customers ...
Teacher cleared for lesson that had students act as slaves
A New Jersey school district has cleared a teacher of wrongdoing for having students pretend to be slaves as part of a history lesson.
Macron's candidate for Paris mayor says withdrawing over sex video
Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday, in a blow for the French president's party ahead of March local elections.
Boris Johnson is more likely to kill you than the coronavirus
The epidemics you need to worry about are Tory governments, domestic abuse, and suicidal animals. Here's a list of things more likely to kill you than the coronavirus
Ayanna Pressley: Constitution is 'sexist by its very design'
Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the Constitution is “sexist by its very design” and keeps women in “shackles.”
Congressional Budget Office: Democratic paid leave bill would cost more than expected, leaving a shortfall
Democratic legislation to provide universal paid family and medical leave will wind up costing taxpayers more than expected, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Dying a desperate death: A Wuhan family's coronavirus ordeal
There were no doctors, nurses or medical equipment at the Wuhan hotel converted into a temporary quarantine facility for suspected coronavirus ...
Macron’s Ally Griveaux Drops Out of Paris Mayoral Race After Masturbation Video Leaks Online
The scandal comes four weeks before the Paris election, leaving five candidates to compete for the capital, including the incumbent Socialist Anne Hidalgo and Griveaux’s ex-fellow party member Cedric Villani, who was forced to quit the party and run as independent after he was asked to step aside for Macron’s favourite.
EU Uses Cash Injections as Vehicle to Manipulate Public Opinion in Israel - Think-Tank
The EU uses its financial wealth as a means to meddle in Israel's politics by financing left-wing NGOs, says an Israeli think-tank. While Brussels' conduct is legal, the attention it gives Israel raises questions as to the European Union's true intentions.
Syrian chopper downed over rebel area, killing crew
A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second such incident in a week of high tensions with Turkey.
Gang kills four police in operation to free leader
Armed men killed four police officers and wounded another four as they freed a leader of the notorious MS-13 gang from a court in Honduras, authorities said.
Mysterious Object Falling From Night Sky in Malaysia Caught on Video
The website of the International Meteor Organization reported at least four reports of fireball sightings from Malaysia’s Johor Bahru and Singapore on Wednesday.
Forgotten History – The Torah-Underground Nexus
“It is not widely known that the Irgun’s first leader, David Raziel, studied at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook,” Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, a teacher at Machon Meir Yeshiva, told The Jewish Press.
From ‘Deal of the Century’ to Iran: Valdai Discussion Club to Host Conference on Middle East
More than 50 experts from 20 countries, including Russia, the US and EU members, are expected to take part in the upcoming Valdai Discussion Club gathering which will focus on the situation in the Middle East.
Passengers on ship turned away over virus fears disembark in Cambodia
Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears started disembarking in ...
Justice Department Drops Pursuit of Criminal Charges Against Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe
Andrew McCabe briefly served as the FBI's acting director, and was unceremoniously fired by President Trump just hours before his retirement in March 2018.
Trump’s Attorney General Complains President’s Tweets Making It ‘Impossible’ to Do His Job
Earlier, the Democrats accused the attorney general of folding under pressure from the president and intervening in the sentencing of former Trump aide Roger Stone, who was convicted of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering during the Mueller investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
BREAKING Faye Swetlik: Man found dead after missing girl's body discovered confirmed as neighbour
The body of Faye Marie Swetlik was found three days after she went missing - the body 30-year-old Cody Scott Taylor was also found in the course of the investigation in South Carolina, US - the two deaths are being linked by police
China's Xi pledges to minimise impact of virus
BEIJING: China will definitely be able to minimise the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and will maintain the development momentum of its ...
Feds Search How Private Medicare Info Gets to Marketers
A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors’ personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud.
Justice Department declines to prosecute Andrew McCabe
The Justice Department declined to pursue criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to investigators about authorizing media disclosures.
Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial
A Turkish court on Friday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation, in a case which sparked international condemnation.
Russian Journalist Golunov Receives Apology From Prosecutor Over False Charges
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov said on Friday that he had received a letter from a Moscow prosecutor with a formal apology for the ordeal he had endured when he was wrongly accused of selling drugs.
Evil husband 'seals cheating wife's vagina shut with superglue after discovering affair'
Dennis Mumo, from the southern Kenyan county of Kitui, reportedly learned of his wife’s alleged indiscretions through her social media messages.
Victory as British Gas reverse meter change that left poor families going hungry
The energy giant agreed to a U-turn after the minimum payment rise, from £1 to £5, attracted a 90,000-strong petition and a story on Mirror Online
Body positive big men take the runaway to fight body shaming at New York Fashion Week
On Thursday, big men took over the runway on the last day of New York Fashion Week.
Canada doesn't tell police what to do, Trudeau says of rail blockades
Amid pressure to end Indigenous protest blockades of vital Canadian rail links, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the disruptions must be resolved through dialogue, not by ordering in the police.
Video of Pakistani Policeman Removing Turban From Sikh's Head Enrages Indian Community
New Delhi (Sputnik): The treatment of minorities in Pakistan has long been a concern for Indians, with rising numbers of reports of forced conversion of girls from minorities, and attacks on temples and people from the Christian, Hindu, and Sikh communities.
China reports 121 new coronavirus deaths, more than 5,000 new cases
BEIJING: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak rose by 121 in mainland China, the national health commission said on Friday (Feb 14). The ...
Funerary Parlour Chief Reveals Marilyn Monroe's Striking Transformation Before Death
The funerary service head also claimed that the legendary movie star was laid to rest with no underwear on because apparently she "never wore panties" in life.
What Did a Divorced Pamela Anderson Want From Vladimir Putin?
The former ‘Baywatch’ star actively campaigns for environmental conservation and animal rights groups, and has previously petitioned the Russian government to protect sea animals.
Official says U.S., Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement
A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect 'very soon' and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
'I feel like the elephant man': Cork man sues hospital after alleged disfigurement after surgery
A 63- year old man who claims he suffered alleged disfigurement when he had mouth surgery as part of a cancer treatment at a Cork hospital has sued in the High Court.
Valentine's Day history: What do your flowers really mean?
How do you show someone you love them? For many, they'll say it with flowers on Valentine's Day.
Limbaugh Says US Isn’t Ready for a Gay President
Right-wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been "kissing his husband" on stage after debates.
Two Dead in Mi-8 Helicopter Crash in Russia's Yamal - Emergency Services
Earlier on Friday, a Mi-8 transport helicopter, carrying 10 people on board, made a hard landing in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, a representative of the region's emergency services said.
Pavlensky, artist provocateur, claims top French political scalp
Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian artist provocateur who forced a top French politician to drop out of a key election Friday, is well known for his shock and awe
DNA Testing Confirms First Wolf Pack in Colorado in 70 Years
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed the first documentation of a wolf pack in Colorado in more than 70 years.
U.S. closes case against ex-FBI boss McCabe with no charges
Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe's legal team said Friday.
Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech
Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent attacks that people on the margins of society are being incited online to violence.
Man sentenced for placing knives on Japan prince's desk
A Japanese man who left two kitchen knives on the school desk of Japan's Prince Hisahito, who is second in line to the throne, was given a suspended sentence on Friday.
Police probe of 'transphobic' tweets was unlawful: U.K. judge
A British court says police infringed a man's right to free expression when they showed up at his workplace to quiz him over his Twitter posts about transgender people.
'There is only one thing I want to discuss' - Mary Lou McDonald to phone Micheál Martin today
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it’s “disgraceful” that her party’s democratic mandate could be ignored by the “old boys’ club” of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the aftermath of last Saturday’s general election.
South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show
A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation.
US Author Touches Nerve With Post About Biased Coronavirus Media Coverage
Author Mario Cavolo of the United States might be known for his books about China, but it is one of his LinkedIn posts that has gone viral on the internet.
Iowa Caucus: DNC Had Much Bigger Role in Failed App Than It Claimed, Leaked Docs Show
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the governing body of the Democratic Party, has notably distanced itself from the Iowa state party, which oversaw a chaotic caucus that was riddled by reporting errors.
U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step To Peace Deal
American negotiators had insisted on a decline in hostilities — though not a complete cease-fire — before signing an agreement with the Taliban.
Porn movie shot at holy site outrages Myanmar
Outrage is growing in Myanmar after the emergence of a 12-minute porn video shot in Bagan, the country's best-known tourist hotspot and UNESCO ...
Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria
Russian troops are engaging in standoffs with U.S. troops guarding oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State.
Attack kills 21 in central Mali ethnic flashpoint
Twenty-one people were killed in an attack overnight on a village in central Mali, the government said Friday, in an apparent spate of ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region.
Passengers on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise celebrate Valentine's Day
"Cupid's avocado" for dinner, heart-shaped messages for the crew, but also painful separation: for those trapped on board the quarantined Diamond ...
Pipeline protesters need to 'check their privilege,' Conservative leader says
Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said pipeline protesters standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs need to "check their privilege" and stand down.
French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row
France's Cesar Academy, which awards its version of the Oscars, was in crisis Friday after its entire board resigned, overwhelmed by a series of rows that have infuriated both women's activists and industry insiders.
Is This New York City’s Nicest Public Bathroom?
A curbside kiosk in Midtown Manhattan has rotating toilet seat covers, classical music and an attendant.
Pipeline protests expected to continue, governments to meet with First Nations
Anti-pipeline protests that have severed vital freight and passenger rail links across Canada could heat up today, with the added threat of activists planning to shut down government offices in British Columbia's capital.
Turkey's 'Irresponsible Statements' About Shelling of Syrian Army Escalates Tensions - Russian MoD
Earlier, the Turkish military announced that it had 'neutralized' 63 more Syrian troops in Idlib province, with the two countries getting into a shooting war this week after the shelling of a Turkish observation post on Monday.
Weinstein Is an ‘Abusive Rapist’ Who Controlled Victims, Prosecutor Says
Harvey Weinstein stayed in touch with women he assaulted to ensure their silence, a prosecutor said in her closing argument.
One Killed as Mortar Shell Hits Mosque in Jammu and Kashmir, India Blames Pakistan - Report
The Indian Army claimed that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district after it shelled the Shahpur and Kerni sectors.
Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement
A senior U.S.official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect "very soon" and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
U.S. won't charge ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe, a Trump target
Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump's ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe's legal team said Friday.
Thai man fires dozens of gunshots in central Bangkok, days after Korat mass shooting
BANGKOK: Dozens of gunshots were reportedly fired by a man near a university in central Bangkok on Friday morning (Feb 14), less than a week after ...
Boris Johnson 'victory tour' visit to Trump's White House delayed until June
The Prime Minister and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds were invited to Washington in 'early 2020' after his election triumph - but the date's now thought to be June amid domestic issues and a row over Huawei
How Trump’s Relationship With Barr Got So Complicated
A whipsaw week of charged decisions by the Justice Department, some favored by the president and others not, has bewildered much of Washington.
Turkish Military Says 'Neutralised' 6 Kurdistan Workers’ Party Members in Northern Iraq
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Turkish Air Force neutralised six members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Ankara designates as a terrorist group, in airstrikes carried out on the Qandil region in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday.
US warns Europe: Huawei would allow China to steal data of entire Western populations
MUNICH, Germany — Huawei’s deployment of next-generation wireless technology in Western countries would enable Chinese authorities to censor communications within democracies and steal the data of entire populations, according to U.S. officials.
Trump Claims Has ‘Legal Right’ to Intervene in Criminal Prosecutions But Has Not Done So
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday that he has never intervened in a criminal case thus far even though he has the authority to do so.
Syrian Armed Forces Helicopter Shot Down in Aleppo - Reports
Militants shot down a Syrian army helicopter in Aleppo province, according to the Anadolu news agency.
Mealie-Meal Coupons ...
Will mealie-meal coupons being proposed by the Zimbabwean government result in the availability of the basic commodity to the intended beneficiaries?
Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees ...
High school sweethearts marry 63 years later
One couple is proving that love withstands the test of time: 63 years after graduation, two high school sweethearts are now married.
Coronavirus-hit Hong Kong says 'I love you' with face masks, not flowers
Hong Kong's flower markets are lamenting dismal Valentine's Day sales as the city battles the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with admirers joking ...
A woman seeks punitive damages from La Luz del Mundo, claiming she was “enslaved, trafficked, and sexually abused by (its) leaders,” and that the religious organization “has made the economic and sexual exploitation of children and others a centerpiece of its operations for decades,” in L.A. Federal Court.
Kremlin Believes Turkey to Ensure Russian Diplomats Safety Amid Threats to Ambassador
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin believes that Turkey will do its best to guarantee the safety of Russian diplomats and every Russian staying in the country, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, commenting on threats targeting the Russian ambassador to Ankara.
Amsterdam could ban tourists visiting cannabis cafes and red light district
Thousands take advantage of the Dutch city's relaxed laws but now even the red light district is out of bounds as Amsterdam struggles to cope with huge numbers of visitors
Sri Lanka arrests ex-envoy to Russia over MiG deal
Sri Lanka arrested a former ambassador to Russia after he was extradited from Dubai Friday to face money laundering charges over a controversial MiG aircraft purchase, police said.
A woman who says she cofounded defendant Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic’s Mental Health Task Force claims it fired her after her son wrote a letter to the editor criticizing a brewery owned by the hospital’s CEO, for giving its beers names such as Personality Disorder Porter, Botched Lobotomy and Hopzophrenia, in Watonwan County Court, Minn.
Virus Toll Jumps, With 5,090 New Cases Thursday
China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, as the death toll neared 1,400.
Snapchat rolls out new feature designed to help improve mental health
Snapchat is rolling out a new feature designed to help improve users' mental health.
Trump Administration Report Shows 'False' Justification for Soleimani Killing - Lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A Trump administration report to Congress on the US assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani makes no mention of earlier claims by President Donald Trump that the operation prevented an Iranian attack on US targets, House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel said.
Online posts claiming student arrested due to COVID-19 untrue, say Johor health authorities
JOHOR BAHRU: Social media posts claiming that a coronavirus-positive student was arrested in a school near Kulai are untrue, said Johor health ...
'Valuable life lesson:' Woman arrested for anti-Indigenous comments apologizes
A woman arrested in northern Manitoba for online comments threatening violence against Indigenous people has asked for forgiveness and says she has learned valuable lessons.
‘Bali remains safe’, says provincial health agency after Chinese tourist tested positive for COVID-19
DENPASAR, Bali: A traveller who was tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to China from Bali is unlikely to have contracted the virus in ...