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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau arrives on India visit

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau arrives on India visit Trudeau's seven-day-long visit will be focused on job creation and strengthening ties between the two nations. The issue of Indian politicians fearing there is a rise in Sikh separatist extremism behaviour coming out of Canada is also going to hang over this visit. [Full Article...]

This SC 4-year-old has gone missing. Have you seen her?

This SC 4-year-old has gone missing. Have you seen her? A man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old SC girl is headed back to that state after a court hearing in Mississippi. Thomas Lawton Evans, 37, waived his extradition hearing in a federal courtroom in Jackson, Mississippi Friday afternoon, which means U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House on March 5

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House on March 5 The protestors carried placards reading signs saying "crooks go home" and 'crime minister.' A poll published on Wednesday showed nearly half of Israel's electorate believe the police rather than Netanyahu. Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, a bitter rival of Netanyahu, called on him to suspend himself and for the coalition to appoint a replacement on Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Barnaby Joyce slams PM's "inept" comments

Barnaby Joyce slams PM's It has led to allegations that he breached ministerial rules, with the crisis dominating the front pages and parliament question time, with calls mounting for him to resign. Senator Matthias Cormann, who will become acting Prime Minister while Mr Turnbull travels to the US next week to meet US President Donald Trump, denied the relationship between the Prime Minister and his Deputy had been irrevo... [Full Article...]

Delirious Democrats welcome Margaret Good to Capitol

Delirious Democrats welcome Margaret Good to Capitol So was Good destined for victory in District 72 because of the national political climate? Good will succeed former Rep. Alex Miller , a Sarasota Republican who resigned from the House past year. "They also feel the polarization in the country, that they can capitalize on that", Republican State Rep. Jose Oliva, who as incoming Florida House Speaker coordinates the party's House campaigns, ... [Full Article...]

Appeals court says Trump's latest travel ban violates the law - again

Appeals court says Trump's latest travel ban violates the law - again The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the latest travel ban to take effect while challenges work their way through the courts. The judges from the 4th U.S. The 4th Circuit found that Trump had expressed "what any reasonable observer could view as general anti-Muslim bias". After federal courts struck down the president's first two attempts at a travel ban, Trump on September 24 signed the lates... [Full Article...]

Bill Gates- Why we give our billions away

Bill Gates- Why we give our billions away We've picked four of Melinda and Bill's answers to these questions that are most pertinent to the readers of StartupSmart and SmartCompany . The annual letter from Bill and Melinda Gates usually paints a rosy view, with carefully curated success stories from the battle against global disease and poverty, and praise for new technologies backed by the Gates Foundation . [Full Article...]

Tillerson and Turkey's Erdogan had productive conversation

Tillerson and Turkey's Erdogan had productive conversation Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli met on Wednesday his US counterpart James Mattis in Brussels. Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for two days of what officials have said would likely be uncomfortable discussions between the allies, whose relations have frayed over a number of issues, particularly US support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, seen as terrorists by Turke... [Full Article...]

Two in custody after student brings gun to Lee's Summit North High

Two in custody after student brings gun to Lee's Summit North High Both arrests were made without incident and the students were removed from their respective campuses. Like the Crime Stoppers program, students can receive cash rewards for tips. Detectives say before 2 p.m., a school resource officer was told that Chen might be in possession of a gun. We will follow district policies and procedures and take appropriate action to the fullest extent of the law. [Full Article...]

Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace

Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace A major acknowledging statement on Israel-Palestine crisis has emerged from White House. Trump cast doubt on the possibility that the US can help broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that it is likely peace negotiations won't be held. [Full Article...]

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station and telescopes

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station and telescopes The White House's budget request for the fiscal year ending in September 2019 - which is set to be released Monday - will ask for $150 million "to enable the development and maturation of commercial entities and capabilities which will ensure that commercial successors to the ISS-potentially including elements of the ISS-are operational when they are needed". [Full Article...]

Oxfam covered up staff hiring Haitian prostitutes for 'full-on Caligula orgy'

Oxfam covered up staff hiring Haitian prostitutes for 'full-on Caligula orgy' Scotland's worldwide development minister, Alasdair Allan, has held crisis talks with Oxfam seeking assurances that projects involving the Scottish Government are not caught up in the charity's prostitution scandal. "It's a pretty huge story and is very shocking and horrifying to everybody involved, including of course Oxfam staff who work tirelessly on issues of women's rights and gender equa... [Full Article...]

'Chelsea Bomber' Gets Two Life Sentences In New York Court

'Chelsea Bomber' Gets Two Life Sentences In New York Court An unrepentant, homegrown Islamic terrorist was sentenced to multiple life terms behind bars Tuesday for setting off a time bomb that injured 31 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood as part of a planned wave of attacks across NY and New Jersey. [Full Article...]

The sneaky political message in Michelle Obama's portrait dress

The sneaky political message in Michelle Obama's portrait dress President George W. Bush had his official White House portrait unveiling in May 2012 - late in President Obama's first term. The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. Sitting on an elaborate wooden chair that seems to float on the canvas, his image also draws attention for the contrasts between his serious and thoughtful look, and... [Full Article...]

Israel Stands Firm: Will Iran Capitulate?

Israel Stands Firm: Will Iran Capitulate? Israel accuses Iran , who is supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's ongoing civil war , of aiding terrorist groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon. "We will continue to strike at every attempt to strike at us". "Not because of the incident itself necessarily but because we are seeing that the parties are now taking more assertive stances". [Full Article...]

Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal

Oxfam faces fresh probe over Haiti prostitutes scandal The British charity Oxfam is under fire over accusations that some of its aid workers engaged in sexual misconduct in the aftermath of the 2010 natural disaster that devastated Haiti, and that the agency subsequently attempted to cover-up the negligent behavior, according to British officials. [Full Article...]

Sixteen militants killed in Sinai operation, Egyptian army says

Sixteen militants killed in Sinai operation, Egyptian army says The security operation launched on Friday involves troops from the Egyptian air force, navy and army as well as the police and border guards. Twenty militants were arrested on Sunday by paramilitary Frontier Corps in an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province. [Full Article...]

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown The House of Representatives passed the bill in a 240-186 vote to end the shutdown in the wee hours of the morning while most Americans were asleep. Lawmakers are struggling to develop a bipartisan solution that would include $25 billion that Trump wants for his promised border wall and other border security measures. [Full Article...]

Nation mourns death of leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir

Nation mourns death of leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir She was a huge part of lawyers' movement in 2007-08. She also pressed for legal reforms to protect the rights of bonded laborers, who often spend years trapped by debt to owners of brick quarries, textile looms or wheat fields, and she lobbied for the enforcement of widely ignored laws against child labor. [Full Article...]

Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria

Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria Its objective is to keep Hizbullah and Iran out of Quneitra and away from the Israeli border. Netanyahu said that he also spoke during the day with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who left on Saturday for a Mideast tour that will take him to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait and Turkey. [Full Article...]


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