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First lull in Kashmir since latest India-Pakistan escalation

First lull in Kashmir since latest India-Pakistan escalation Sakina, a young woman who fled to a shelter with her two kids, said the frequent shelling had made them " homeless in our own land ". Indian army chief Bipin Rawat dashed to Udhampur in his country's sector of Kashmir on Saturday to review border security. [Full Article...]

Trump administration hits Venezuela with new sanctions for blocking aid

Trump administration hits Venezuela with new sanctions for blocking aid The U.S. text stressed the need to "prevent further deterioration" of the humanitarian situation and to allow unhindered access for the delivery of aid throughout the country. Under Maduro's leadership, the economy of Venezuela has spiraled out of control. Lavrov reiterated Russia's allegation that the United States has been preparing for a military intervention in Venezuela. [Full Article...]

Battle rages in Mogadishu as hotel attack death toll nears 30

Battle rages in Mogadishu as hotel attack death toll nears 30 At least two soldiers have been seen leaving the area on stretchers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conveyed a condolence message to Somali's Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, following a deadly terror attack in Mogadishu on Thursday, February 28. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential campaign Amy Klobuchar, who have been meeting with Clinton for advice, Sanders was asked by Meghan McCain if he would be doing the same. A reggae band played before Sanders spoke, and he was introduced by a number of supporters including Nina Turner, the former OH state senator who is a co-chair of Sanders' campaign this year, and Shaun King, the writer and civil rights activist. [Full Article...]

Family pug seized by town over unpaid debts and sold on eBay

Family pug seized by town over unpaid debts and sold on eBay Most European countries got rid of their "dog tax" decades ago, but Germany continues to impose it because it brings in millions of euros a year, The Local Germany reported . But he defended the seizure of Edda in an email to the National Public Radio in the USA, saying that "the valuable pet" was "legally permissible" because of open claims by the city's treasury office. [Full Article...]

Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia Statehouse

Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia Statehouse Not far away were cardboard cutouts of President Donald Trump, signs for "Trump Pence" and displays featuring West Virginia Republicans. Democrats objected to the display and got into an argument with the statehouse sergeant at arms Anne Lieberman , who was accused of saying, " all Muslims are terrorists ". [Full Article...]

Bin Laden son stripped of Saudi passport as USA offers $1m bounty

Bin Laden son stripped of Saudi passport as USA offers $1m bounty The UN Security Council committee in charge of Al Qaeda-related sanctions said on Thursday that Hamza bin Laden's prominence has grown in recent years, calling him "the most probable successor" to lead a potential new version of the terror group. [Full Article...]

Trump says he believes he'll win re-election in 2020

Trump says he believes he'll win re-election in 2020 President Donald Trump announced during his CPAC speech today he will sign an executive order requiring colleges to "support free speech". "I would like to watch television, darling", Trump said mockingly. "He took a punch for all of us", said Trump. Watching the president, I tried to imagine one of the 2020 Democratic hopefuls sharing a stage with him-Beto O'Rourke, say, or Cory Booker. [Full Article...]

US Negotiators Ditch Demand for Full Accounting of DPRK Nuclear Program

US Negotiators Ditch Demand for Full Accounting of DPRK Nuclear Program Thursday morning in Hanoi , Vietnam, Trump said during a roundtable discussion with Kim that he's less focused on getting a deal done quickly and more focused on doing the right deal. No record will ever exist of what was said between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in their one-on-one meeting before dinner yesterday, even in classified form. [Full Article...]

Tensions escalate as Indian airstrike hits inside Pakistan

Tensions escalate as Indian airstrike hits inside Pakistan Before the airstrike, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday spoke to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani minister of foreign affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and "strongly condemned" the attack in Pulwama on February 14. General Ghafoor added that one Indian pilot had been arrested by Pakistani forces. Khan, as per a statement issued after the meeting, "directed that elements of... [Full Article...]

Labour's Brexit plan is rejected - now it must support a People's Vote

Labour's Brexit plan is rejected - now it must support a People's Vote When will there be serious engagement with people living in the north and in the Midlands who vote Labour but also voted for Brexit? The party's own plan for a softer Brexit including a customs union with the EU was defeated once more in a Commons vote yesterday. [Full Article...]

Huawei businesses plead not guilty to stealing US trade secrets

Huawei businesses plead not guilty to stealing US trade secrets The production company said on its WeChat account that it made the video as "an act of public benefit". However, these efforts haven't hurt Huawei globally, as the smartphone maker passed Apple in market share for the first time previous year and saw phone shipments increase 30 percent in 2018. [Full Article...]

California River Expected to Recede After Flooding 2,000 buildings

California River Expected to Recede After Flooding 2,000 buildings The Sonoma Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Guerneville is "officially an island " because all roads leading to it are covered by water. Their homes surrounded by flood waters , they have been moving around on kayaks and canoes. [Full Article...]

Promising To Tackle Climate Change, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Joins 2020 Race

Promising To Tackle Climate Change, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Joins 2020 Race The 68-year-old Inslee is the first governor of a U.S. state to join the race to take on Republican Donald Trump - a well-known climate sceptic - in November 2020. Ed Markey. Inslee instead advocates for a more piecemeal approach he describes as ambitious but attainable, and he avoids promising specific reductions of carbon emissions under an absolute timeframe. [Full Article...]

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Winter storm potential increasing

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Winter storm potential increasing According to the latest forecast models, here's what we can expect in the tristate. Accumulations of a trace to one inch of snow are expected from King County southward, the Weather Service said. Much colder weather will push into the region after the storm, plunging temperatures to from near zero into the negative single digits. Strong wind, with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour, remains in t... [Full Article...]

Ten dead as Al-Shabaab fighters battle in Somalia siege

Ten dead as Al-Shabaab fighters battle in Somalia siege The death toll from an Al Shabaab suicide auto bombing at a Mogadishu hotel rose to 29 with 80 wounded, police said on Friday. An Al-Shabaab fighter blew himself up in a vehicle, destroying other cars on the road and the front of Hotel Maka al-Mukarama, witnesses say. [Full Article...]

Syria force launches assault on last IS pocket: spokesman

Syria force launches assault on last IS pocket: spokesman The SDF said earlier on Thursday that it had freed 24 of its fighters held by militants in Baghouz, but gave no details about how they were recovered. Experts believe their are still hundreds of IS militants who have cowered behind their wives and children in caves and tunnels in their last bastion. [Full Article...]

Search for missing Italian and British climbers suspended

The Pakistani army had also permitted a flight to K2 base camp to pick up the mountaineers now attempting the first winter ascent of the Karakorum giant, in order for them to join forces with the Pakistani mountaineers. But a spokesperson for the Russians said the Nanga Parbat climbers' support team had opted instead to carry out the search using drones. A search flight was eventually able to sc... [Full Article...]

Kashmir shelling resumes after release of captured Indian pilot

Kashmir shelling resumes after release of captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan also criticised the Indian press, saying they always exaggerate and say a lot of damaging things that mislead people. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 2 met Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and conveyed to him that the entire nation is proud of his courage and determination, officials said. [Full Article...]

Philippines, US to discuss defense treaty, sea disputes - Manila

Philippines, US to discuss defense treaty, sea disputes - Manila The use of technology from Chinese communications equipment provider Huawei Technologies poses risks to Filipinos and may prevent the United States from operating its own equipment in the Philippines , warned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . [Full Article...]


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