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by | February 15, 2019 | 02:08

Ocasio-Cortez-who has led the congressional push to force the Green New Deal into political mainstream-accused McConnell of attempting to "bully" the Democratic Party by plowing ahead with a vote, and argued that Democrats should embrace the opportunity to go on the record in support of bold climate action.

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:43

He said it was "incredible" the British Parliament had allowed the Brexit to reach this stage without resolution. "I've to virtually fill half of my day every day on Brexit issues", he added. "May very clearly that there will be a democratic imperative to trigger the provision of the Good Friday Agreement, and to put the question of the border, and to put the question of Irish unity to the people".

by | February 15, 2019 | 02:23

But he said hearing Shamima Begum's story gave him hope. "I don't regret coming here". After arriving in Raqqa, she stayed at a house with other newly arrived brides-to-be, she told the Times . "In the end, I just could not endure anymore", she said, describing the death from illness and malnutrition of her first two children. "The caliphate is over", she said, adding that "there was so much oppression and corruption that I don't think they deserved victory".

by | February 15, 2019 | 00:54

The opposition Labor party and independents voted to amend hardline immigration laws to give doctors the right to transfer some 1,000 men and woman from two Pacific detention centres if they need medical treatment. "The government tells us that this bill is a constitutional crisis". Sick asylum seekers often have to fight the Australian government in court for permission to be transferred to an Australian hospital.

by | February 15, 2019 | 01:15

Russian Federation and China are also not participating in the Warsaw conference and neither are the Palestinians . Critics however denounced the two-day event as just another " Iran hate fest", organised by the usual suspects. secretary of state said a confrontation with Iran was necessary to achieve peace in the region. In October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Sultantate of Oman, marking the first time in 22 years that an Israeli prime minister has visited Oman.

by | February 14, 2019 | 04:12

After sharing photographic evidence of his impressive discovery, Burrard-Lucas was confirmed to be the first person to capture an African black leopard on camera in about a century. Pilford said he's "aware of a few different photos taken over the years, but a lot of them are taken from a distance and could not be used as confirmatory evidence".

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:39

Its measures include the creation of the own internet address system that is exclusive to Russian Federation so that its online access could continue once the connections to global servers were cut. One?" The United Russia Party, which has a super-majority in Parliament, is the only party in the Duma that supports the legislation, said Deputy Leonid Levin, the chairman of the legislation's steering committee, before Tuesday's vote.

by | February 14, 2019 | 03:51

Hawaii News Now reported that the surf was forecast to top out at 60 feet (18 metres) on Sunday. A historic low-pressure system passed through the Hawaiian Islands over the weekend, leaving behind damaging winds and record snowfall, according to the National Weather Service and Department of Land and Natural Resources.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:13

Bono the Havanese won for the toy group and finished in second place for Best in Show . Wire fox terriers have won 15 times at the nation's most prestigious pooch pageant, far more than any other breed. After two days of strutting his stuff, King will enjoy the traditional Westminster Dog Show victory lap. Colton was introduced on stage with the rest of the finalists, but wasn't eligible for judging.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:40

The court will hold further hearings on the case. The US made a decision to seize and appropriate close to $2 billion in Iranian assets in 2016, with the US Supreme Court ordering the funds to be paid out to the families of American servicemen killed in the October 1983 terrorist truck bombings of US Army barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:10

Simonsen (left) and squad Sergeant Matthew Gorman (right) were reportedly struck by friendly fire as they emerged from the T-Mobile store following a confrontation with an armed suspect inside. "It was heartbreaking to see", NYC mayor Bill de Blasio said. Police say a passerby and a civilian vehicle stopped and helped get the sergeant who was also shot to the hospital.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:18

Mr Long, who has years of experience in emergency management, added that this had been "the opportunity of the lifetime" and that during his tenure the agency, known as Fema, had worked in more than 220 declared disasters. Sources told Fox News that Long submitted his resignation when he did so the White House could identify, nominate and have a successor confirmed in time for the forthcoming hurricane season.

by | February 14, 2019 | 01:51

Cops arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, on Monday night, a week after the grisly murder of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes . Highway maintenance workers carrying out a routine sweep found her barefoot with her shirt unbuttoned and her hands bound behind her back.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:32

Meanwhile, the IRGC Qods Base has issued a statement, condemning the attack as a revenge for the failure of the foreign plots in the aftermath of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The group's Quds Force unit said the United States, its allies and Zionism shared responsibility for the attack, without elaborating on the claim. Prince Mohammed is due in Pakistan , a major recepient of the kingdom's largess, in the coming days.

by | February 14, 2019 | 02:17

Rather than fall for the ploy, Democrats voted "present", except for red-state Democratic senators who voted no. Scientists have said that dramatic, immediate action is necessary to stem the catastrophic effects of climate change. Ocasio-Cortez has subsequently described the fact sheet , which has been deleted from her website, as a "draft". While some environmental advocates applauded the plan's grand scope , experts said the plan's aim to get to net-zero carbon emissions in 10 years ...

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:44

May told Parliament on Tuesday if she had not yet reached a deal in Brussels, she would deliver another progress report on February 26 and provide another chance for parliament to express its opinion on her approach the following day. Her statement on Tuesday reiterated she was not willing to budge on her red lines, arguing that a customs union would prevent the United Kingdom from having its own independent trade policy, and that it would be "a less desirable outcome than that which is ...

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:48

He continued: "They have income that just is the value of their stock, which if they don't sell it, it doesn't show up as income at all, or if it shows up, it shows over in the capital gains side". The founder of Microsoft ended his criticism saying that some of the ideas that have been supported by progressives are "some insane talk", saying, "It will come back and bite you".

by | February 14, 2019 | 00:37

President Donald Trump , rejecting his own intelligence officials' findings, has apparently chosen to believe MBS' claim that he played no role in the gruesome murder of Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi royal family who was killed after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.

by | February 13, 2019 | 03:49

About 3 000 people who fled as a wildfire threatened a New Zealand town were allowed to return home on Monday as firefighting conditions improved. A massive bushfire has churned through more than 5,600 acres on New Zealand's South Island in what is believed to be the country's worst forest fire since 1955, BBC reports.

by | February 13, 2019 | 05:16

An initial estimated cost of about $40 billion when voters first approved the project in 2008 has ballooned to $77 billion. He says building the line could bring economic transformation to the agricultural region. Newsom will replace Brown's appointment to the state board that manages the project. No matter how much evidence was presented that the whole deal was a big boondoggle that would leave taxpayers holding the bag, Brown didn't waver.

by | February 13, 2019 | 04:34

Five family members, including a baby, were found dead at this southeast Texas home. The call requested a response by the sheriff's office and Allegiance EMS to the site of an assault involving multiple victims. Blanchard, Texas is an unincorporated town located 80 miles (129 km) north of Houston. But he declined to characterize the shootings as homicides and a suicide.

by | February 13, 2019 | 03:43

The lawsuit , filed this week in federal court in Washington, alleges Trump is using his campaign to enforce nondisclosure agreements with former aides. Trump has dismissed Sims as a "low level staffer". "He pretended to be an insider when in fact he was nothing more than a gofer". "He signed a non-disclosure agreement".

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:24

Scholars took exception with the notion that the deal is being received with applause in South Korea. As Vietnam prepares for the summit, its reform model is being widely touted as the economic path for impoverished and isolated North Korea to follow.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:59

The campaign has provided cookies and 100 gallons each of hot chocolate and apple cider. Most attendees were unphased by the weather - and gave Klobuchar credit for announcing outside in February. LGBTQ record . Klobuchar has been a solid supporter of LGBTQ rights in the Senate. Rural voters overwhelmed those in the San Francisco-like liberal bastion of Moorhead, in fact, pushing Trump to a 2-point advantage in the county.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:19

The answer to that question, Warren went on to say, was to avoid the trap of engaging in every one of Trump's actions."Here's how I see it: Donald Trump is not the only problem we've got". But after Trump mocked her campaign effort, Warren began to get personal as well, pointing to the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian collusion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller .

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:38

Fire brigade and police officials said the death toll had risen from nine to at least 17 people, with four others sustaining injuries. The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the massive fire, its Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:11

Guzman, 61, was extradited to the U.S.in 2017 after Mexican authorities captured him a year prior during raids in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Guzman sat and showed no emotion while the verdict was read. He did not try to deny his crimes, but instead had his lawyers argue he was merely a fall guy for corrupt government officials guilty of far worse wrongdoing that him.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:17

BARC Animal Shelter and Houston Police Department's Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit tranquilized and rescued the tiger after obtaining a warrant from Houston police, and nicknamed the animal "Tyson" in reference to the movie " The Hangover ".

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:18

Iranians celebrated the 1979 overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was supported by the US, "waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning USA and Israeli flags", reported The Associated Press . Following reports of a second failed space launch by Iran in less than a month, the U.S. State Department last week called for "tougher worldwide restrictions to deter Iran's missile program".

by | February 13, 2019 | 02:36

Fuentes described the "awful, chilling, moment" he was approaching a customer's house in his auto and saw something white moving in the road, which he initially thought was an animal. The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He refused, and pointed her toward a nearby hospital and fire station.

by | February 13, 2019 | 01:17

Of course Mark Kelly has to win the Democratic nomination first, but he has the political connections, the biography and the public profile to make him a front-runner. He flew on four shuttle missions, including STS-108 in 2001 and STS-121 in 2006 as pilot. Kelly has kept some ties to the space field since leaving NASA , including serving as a co-founder of and advisor to World View Enterprises, the Tucson-based company developing stratospheric balloons for scientific research and other ...

by | February 13, 2019 | 00:45

BBC Washington correspondent Gary O'Donoghue, who was reporting at the rally, told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program the incident was "an incredibly violent attack". News reports the man had entered the press area and allegedly went after the journalists before another man wrestled him away. She said the crowd "had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media " by the president and other speakers.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:11

Shanahan, who is also due to meet General Scott Miller, the top United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander in Afghanistan, told reporters aboard his flight to Kabul that he had no instructions from Washington to begin a withdrawal.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:01

Although lawmakers asked for the backstop to be removed, May has said since that the backstop will remain, and that Parliament merely asked for it to be altered. Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, refused on Sunday to rule out resigning from the Cabinet if May switches position and backs a customs union.

by | February 12, 2019 | 04:20

Freedom-of-navigation operations occur frequently, but they have not stopped China from bolstering its position militarily in the South China Sea. "Under such circumstances, the U.S. China says the bases are essential for self-defense and accused the USA of ramping up tensions in the region by sending battleships and warplanes close to the disputed islands.