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Abbas to focus on Jerusalem in speech to UN Security Council

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France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said his government received Abbas' proposal with interest and will study his call for an global conference, but USA participation in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process "is indispensable". Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said Abbas' words and actions made it clear he was "no longer part of the solution". "We appreciated the opportunity to listen to his speech", White House spokesman Josh Raffel said in a statement emailed to JTA . Read More »

Ex-Cyclone Gita wreaks havoc in New Zealand

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Firefighters were inundated with call-outs after the country battled with former Cyclone Gita, but South Island mayors say they dodged a bullet with little major damage . The local civil defence controllers told the ministers Kakaka wasn't as badly hit as they had anticipated but the Takaka Hill Road was likely to be closed for several days. Read More »

Venezuela to launch another crypto token - Petro Gold

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During the press conference, Lucena explained that her office had extended the United Nations invitation to comply with a series of agreements negotiated between the government and the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition during internationally mediated dialogue in the Dominican Republic. Read More »

Mavs' Reported Office Culture Of Sexual Misconduct Didn't Extend To Locker Room

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Sneed, a former beat writer for Mavs.com, was sacked on Tuesday immediately prior to the details of his domestic abuse were reported in a Sports Illustrated story about sexual misconduct in the Mavericks' organization. just one time". "This is all new to me", he said. That has led to owner Mark Cuban making an interesting admission about how the Mavericks should approach the remainder of the season. Read More »

United Kingdom police probe white powder sent to royal couple

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It was intercepted at St. James Palace on February 12 where it was delivered for sorting. They added than an an allegation of malicious communications is being investigated. No arrests have been made. Though the soon-to-be princess already has a 24 hour security detail, the letter has local police amping up their security plans for the couple's wedding on May 19. Read More »

Syria sends reenforcements to Kurdish-controlled Afrin

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The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to repel an offensive by Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels. "We demand not to be exterminated by poisonous materials", Reyzan Hedu, official representatives of the Kurdish self defense forces of Afrin told RIA Novosti. Read More »

No school girl abducted in Dapchi by Boko Haram

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There are reports that more girls have returned to the school after the head count, he said, noting that there were no abductions or deaths inside the school. Some 300 children were among 500 people abducted from the town of Damasak on November 2014. The army still largely controls access and infrastructure has been devastated by the conflict. Read More »

Kamal says he's no more a movie star as political potshots begin

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Similarly, in Tamil Nadu 's political arena too glamorous paper flowers may bloom", he had said in an apparent reference to the political entry of the two mega stars. He got his blessings from Abdul Kalam's brother. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP Tamil Nadu in-charge Somnath Bharti at the launch of Kamal Haasan's political party in Madurai . Read More »

Norway's Braaten secures men's ski slopestyle title at Pyeongchang 2018

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He stated that he went into his second Olympics with his eye on a second medal. Goepper left it late but saved his best for last, jumping up from nowhere into second place with a 93.60 effort on his final run. Nick started skiing when he was 5 years old and after growing up in Lawrenceburg, he moved and enrolled in Windells Academy in Mt Hood, Oregon when he was 15. Read More »

Evangelist Billy Graham, who inspired millions across the world, dies at 99

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Franklin Graham spoke on his father's legacy via social media on Wednesday morning. He also played an active role during the Civil Rights Movement, often working with Martin Luther King Jr .to put a stop to segregation. "Graham is a major historical figure, not merely to American evangelicals, but to American Christianity in general", said Bill Leonard , a professor at Wake Forest University Divinity School in North Carolina. Read More »

Amit Shah unhappy with party workers

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BJP National President Amit Shah cut short his tour of Coastal Karnataka due to ill health and left for New Delhi on Wednesday. "On the day of counting Congress government will not be here, it will be BJP government". Among the injured, three are BJP workers Rahul, Lokesh, Vipin and one is from Muslim community named Aamir. Amit Shah will particularly meet the family members of Paresh Meshta who died in December 2017 and also the family members of Deepak Rao who died in the month of ... Read More »

Mueller Team Looking At Kushner Contacts With Foreign Investors

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Some officials are expected to leave their posts as a result, while others will continue working with reduced — or no — access to classified information. Sanders said Tuesday that doesn't mean that there are necessarily any problems with his Federal Bureau of Investigation background check. Kushner is one of the few White House officials who regularly receives the President's Daily Brief, a daily roundup of issues that the intelligence community determines the President needs to be aware of ... Read More »

Bringing family to India coming 'full circle': PM

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Justin Trudeau was born on December 25, 1971, to the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife, Margaret. There were stories in Canadian media that said Trudeau's perceived support for Sikh separatists may be the reason for the "snub" . Read More »

PM Modi is an instrument of corruption, says Rahul

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He said that the Congress president's visit to Karnataka would ensure more than 150 seats for the BJP. It doesn't matter for them as long as the BJP are ruling there everything is fine. "The youth, the farmers, the tribals and, in fact, the people of the country believed what he promised. You can not take away our music just because you like Mohan Bhagwat or Modi's songs". Read More »

Patrick Brown A No-Show At Queen's Park

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Brown, who was the PC leader until three weeks ago when allegations of sexual misconduct forced him to suddenly resign, has worked vigorously to clear his name. Brown, who is also facing allegations of corruption from his own party, is not expected to attend the legislature's opening session today. Meanwhile, Fedeli said he wrote to the party executive before Brown joined the leadership race, raising concerns about his suitability as a Tory candidate. Read More »

UK Jobless Rate Rises To 4.4% As Average Earnings Grow 2.5%

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The employment rate remains at a near high but weekly wages actually fell in the three months to December, official statistics reveal. The number of unemployed rose by 46,000 from the September quarter to 1.47 million. "We are closing the BAME and gender employment gaps, and people across the country are accessing new opportunities". Pointing to Scottish ministers' decision to implement changes to income tax, he said: "It is troubling that instead of focusing on improving Scotland's ... Read More »

David Davis: Brexit talisman or government fall guy?

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The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, rose 1-1/2 basis points to 1.61 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields surged 1 basis point to 2.00 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded almost 1-1/2 basis points higher at 0.68 percent by 08:45GMT. Read More »

Tripura records 89.8 per cent voter turnout: Election Commission

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The voting was to conclude at 4 pm. Apart from a few minor issues with the electronic voting machines (EVMs), the voting has been peaceful across the state. The BJP , keen on expanding its footprint in the Northeast has tied up with the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), considering that there are 32 percent tribal voters in the state. Read More »

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies

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According to Japanese media, he is the son of an IT billionaire and paid between $9,300 (£6,600) and $12,500 to each of the surrogate mothers. The case against the prolific baby maker is one of several scandals involving surrogate mothers that have led to the end to what was called the "rent-a-womb" industry in Thailand, which was previously unregulated. Read More »

Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. The new scandal appears to have come out as part of probing Hefetz's involvement in the Bezeq media affair , an investigation into whether Netanyahu aids and possibly the prime minister himself, arranged favorable treatment for Bezeq in exchange for positive coverage from the Walla! media outlet. Read More »

Palestine ready to exchange minor territories with Israel - Abbas

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council today, a first by the Palestinian leader. Haley said that Abbas faced two paths: one of anger toward the Americans and incitement of Palestinians to violence against Israelis, or one of direct negotiations with both. Read More »

Cheryl addresses Liam Payne break-up rumours with cryptic response

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Cheryl will put her relationship woes aside to attend the ceremony - where Liam will writhe around on stage with Rita Ora . Other artists set to perform tomorrow night include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Foo Fighters. "But they love their son". The news comes after The Sun of Sunday reported that Cheryl and Liam , who welcomed son Bear last March, are "ready to end" their two-year relationship. Read More »

Arkansas City student arrested for threat

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On Sunday, police announced they had arrested a Lauderdale teenager who had posted a message on instagram threatening to kill people at various Broward County schools. On Monday, Gates County Public Schools said they were alerted to a threat made on social media. There's a full-time school officer in the buillding. Read More »

Delhi's senior official allegedly assaulted by lawmakers

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The Aam Aadmi Party dismissed the allegations by issuing a detailed statement on what allegedly transpired at the residence of the Delhi Chief Minister. Prakash reportedly went straight to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's residence to complain about "misconduct and abuse" by the lawmakers, including Amanatullah Khan, a controversial politician who has been in trouble with the law in the past. Read More »

Clarence Thomas, in Dissent, Asserts Gun Rights Aren't 'Favored' at High Court

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The waiting period, according to California, is necessary to conduct background checks and to provide a "cooling off" period for individuals who might use a weapon to harm themselves or others. "And the lower courts seem to have gotten the message". What is worse, he wrote, "this deferential analysis was indistinguishable from rational-basis review", yet the Supreme Court explicitly forbade rational-basis review in the Second Amendment context in its 2008 opinion in District of Columbia v. Read More »

Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar for 2nd straight title

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Kvitova converted on three of her opportunities while Muguruza missed all seven break points in the last sets. "I think tomorrow will be another day, another match", said the Czech. With her serve improving as the match went on, Kvitova was holding all the aces in the deciding set. Questioned if it felt more special because of the circumstances of her comeback, she added: "It's something that's wonderful, let's say". Read More »

Christensen reported to police for 'appalling' photo

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Earlier on Monday Mr Turnbull told Melbourne's 3AW radio station: "It was clearly inappropriate". In the comments section below the photo, Christensen posted a second photo of himself aiming a handgun, along with the caption " you gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks? ". Read More »

Syria: scores of civilians killed in government air strikes

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An estimated 400,000 people still live in Eastern Ghouta , including hundreds in need of urgent medical evacuations. Toronto, Ontario- On the morning of February 19, a fierce bombardment began in civilian areas of eastern Ghouta , with at least 72 airstrikes. Read More »