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Worldwide ICC to Open Preliminary Probes in Philippines, Venezuela
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Malacañang earlier announced that the Philippine government has been informed of this latest move, adding that Duterte "welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and exhausted of being accused". Trillanes also welcomed the ICC's move. "Obviously, this is meant to embarrass the President but the President is a lawyer, he knows what the procedures are".

Worldwide Sonia Gandhi Says She Is Not Retiring
Author: 0 Sonia Gandhi Says She Is Not Retiring

Lambasting the lack of democracy in the Congress from the pre-independence days to the present era, Modi referred to Rahul Gandhi's coronation as party chief last December. "He should answer a simple question - Rafale mein chori hui ya nahi?", Rahul said talking to reporters in the Parliament House. "There are no new jobs being created", she said.

Worldwide House GOP works to avert shutdown
Author: 0 House GOP works to avert shutdown

The higher spending from the deal would add to an expanding federal budget deficit that Steve Bell, a former Senate Budget Committee staff director, forecast would reach as much as $1 trillion next year. Hailing the agreement in the senate on Wednesday, majority leader Mitch McConnell described the deal as a "significant bipartisan step forward".

Worldwide Dem senator: If Kelly knew about Porter abuse allegations, he should go
Author: 0 Dem senator: If Kelly knew about Porter abuse allegations, he should go

White House staff secretary Rob Porter , known as a part of President Trump's inner circle, resigned from his position Wednesday following accusations of abuse from his ex-wives. Rob Porter could not get a security clearance because of all of the issues from the domestic violence allegations. Colbie Holderness says departing White House aide Rob Porter punched her when they were married.

Worldwide Autopsy adds to mystery of Border Patrol agent's death
Author: 0 Autopsy adds to mystery of Border Patrol agent's death

The interviews also include more than 55 medical personnel who treated Martinez and the second agent at University Medical Center and at the regional hospital near Van Horn. There was also a purple discoloration behind his right ear. Toxicology tests found butalbital, a barbiturate, in his system. The U.S. Border Patrol agent whose mysterious death last fall sparked a political firestorm apparently crashed his auto into a ditch shortly before he was found with traumatic head injuries, ...

Worldwide Naved escape: Superintendent of Srinagar Central Jail suspended
Author: 0 Naved escape: Superintendent of Srinagar Central Jail suspended

Naveed Jhatt and another militant are still to be captured. The attack left another policeman critically injured who later succumbed to his injures in hospital. We tried to shift him outside the Valley but he managed a stay order from the court", said Vaid. "He is risky for everyone, including the judiciary", he added.

Worldwide Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion
Author: 0 Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion

The government will run out of money after midnight on Thursday night if both chambers do not approve a spending bill. It is expected to end up as a place-holder for the broader legislation McConnell and Schumer said they are negotiating, forcing the House to conduct a vote on the Senate measure in the next two days to avoid a shutdown .

Worldwide United Nations allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics
Author: 0 United Nations allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics

His presence, along with Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, had caused some observers to hope for a diplomatic breakthrough while the two North Koreans are in close proximity to their US and South Korean counterparts. When Seoul-based Youbit filed for bankruptcy after losing 17% of its assets in a cyberattack in December, South Korean investigators also looked into North Korea's possible involvement in the hack.

Worldwide Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage legislation in world first
Author: 0 Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage legislation in world first

The new law allows those who've married to retain that status and makes domestic partnerships available to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. But now a law has been enforced establishing domestic partnerships instead, a move that critics have described as an unprecedented rollback of civil rights.

Worldwide Yellow warning of ice issued for Bucks
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If ice wasn't bad enough we can also expect heavy sleet, hail and snow overnight. Scotland is set for further wintry conditions with snow and ice warnings issued for most of the country . Forecasters warned this week would be the coldest of the year , and Londoners saw a light dusting of snow a few days ago. "Drying up for a time with some brightness and moderating winds, but a spell of wet and windy weather will move in from the Atlantic in the afternoon and evening as westerly winds ...

Worldwide US Senate reaches budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline
Author: 0 US Senate reaches budget deal on eve of shutdown deadline

Pelosi took to the House floor for more than three hours, and said she would oppose that almost-completed budget pact even though it would boost funding for many domestic priorities favored by Democrats . Disaster relief: Provide between $80 billion and $90 billion for hurricane and wildfire disaster relief. Funding to keep the federal government operating expires at midnight on Thursday, and thus it is expected that the budget deal will be approved before that.

Worldwide Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea
Author: 0 Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

In South Korea, Pence will meet Friday morning with North Korean defectors as he pays respects at the Cheonan Memorial in Seoul , which honors the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack attributed to the North. "Those who dare raise their voices in dissent are imprisoned, tortured and even murdered, and their children and grandchildren are routinely punished for their family's sins against the state".

Worldwide North Korea appears to have held military parade on eve of Olympics
Author: 0 North Korea appears to have held military parade on eve of Olympics

Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun daily quoted an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that North Korea never begs for dialogue with the United States and it does not have any intention to hold meetings with American officials during the Games, reports Xinhua news agency.

Worldwide 2 to 4 Inches of Snow Plus Wintry Mix Possible Wednesday
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By this afternoon precipitation will clear out and highs will rise into the mid-30s, but then snow returns once again during the evening and overnight hours. Temperatures will also be cold, with temperatures around 17 degrees by late afternoon and wind chills dropping to around zero. Temperatures in the 20s are expected to drop to about 12 degrees by 5 p.m.

Worldwide Netanyahu: There will be recommendations - but there's nothing
Author: 0 Netanyahu: There will be recommendations - but there's nothing

The case has focused primarily on Netanyahu's relationship with billionaire Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan, though the investigation has expanded to include other wealthy businessmen with ties to Netanyahu. -Gen. Netanyahu , 68, has served as prime minister since March 2009. Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, a Netanyahu appointee, has been accused of dragging his feet on the investigations.

Worldwide Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow
Author: 0 Winter storm to wallop Calgary with 25-30 cm of snow

As of Wednesday morning, Winter Storm Liam brought freezing rain to states stretching from Texas to Arkansas, and from 1 to 4 inches of snow in parts of IL, southern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and western Pennsylvania, according to the Weather Channel's latest forecast.

Worldwide Burrows will get 10 video games for 'unjustifiable assault'
Author: 0 Burrows will get 10 video games for 'unjustifiable assault'

Burrows was offered an in-person hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety, so we knew that there was a possibility that he'd get more than five games. Due to the suspension, Burrows will forfeit $134,408.60 in salary along with the missed game time. The NHL department of player safety said in a video that Burrows chose to seek out Hall and wanted retribution for a hit earlier on the play.

Worldwide Christopher Steele misled FBI, Chuck Grassley says in criminal referral
Author: 0 Christopher Steele misled FBI, Chuck Grassley says in criminal referral

This revelation and others are in the unclassified version of the January 4, 2018, criminal referral memorandum written by Republican Sens. "Mr. Steele's memorandum states that his company 'received this report from U.S. His dossier, parts of which were leaked to the media before the elections, was the basis for the warrant to spy on Trump adviser, Carter Page, according to the memo released on Friday.

Worldwide Leaked government figures suggest all United Kingdom regions will suffer from Brexit
Author: 0 Leaked government figures suggest all United Kingdom regions will suffer from Brexit

With the 11-strong committee meeting again today, and expected to hold another session next week, sources are playing down expectations of early agreement. A group of MPs were allowed to study the highly sensitive documents Wednesday behind closed doors in the House of Commons library. The full Brexit impact assessments, along with any other economic analysis of Brexit outcomes, must be published in full, now.

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