U.S. government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the congressional failure to pass a bill to continue funding for U.S. federal agencies and prevent some of them from shutting down. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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White House ups pressure on Democrats as it seeks to avoid government shutdown

President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer meet in an 11th-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Las Vegas police not expecting to charge Mandalay Bay shooter's girlfriend

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Friday that investigators believe Las Vegas gunman Steven Paddock acted alone in the Oct. 1 shooting at the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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An Amazon HQ in Toronto makes sense — but what about Trump?

Amazon.com Inc’s inclusion of Canada’s largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Palestinian family says it killed relative suspected of spying for Israel

A Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip says it has killed a relative who allegedly helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas militants, including one of the man’s own kinsmen. The Israeli military More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Boris Johnson reportedly floats idea of giant Channel bridge, France says no

France has politely rejected the British foreign secretary’s idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces her first pregnancy, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labour activists as she declared, “I’ll be a prime minister More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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U.S. Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan staredown over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger More...

By admin On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its More...