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Terrifying Georgia Ski Lift Malfunctions, Flings Tourists Everywhere


The lift, which also appeared to be running backward, moved so fast that many of its passengers were thrown to the ground. The lift reaches the bottom of a snow mountain where it comes to a pulley. "One of the injured, a Ukrainian citizen, broke his hand during the incident, and has a small head injury", Georgian health minister David Sergeenko said. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Gets 'Yuge' Cuddle Session After Wife Files for Divorce


In recent months, Trump Jr, 40, has become enmeshed in an investigation of possible collusion between his father's presidential campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential election. As we previously reported, she filed for an uncontested divorce , which means she's not expecting a drawn-out legal battle over custody of the couple's five children, or assets. Read More »

Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon'


The reprisals come after Russian Federation refused to recognize a deadline of midnight Tuesday to provide an explanation for the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in southwest England. "What happened in Salmsbury was the last episode of a clear pattern of unsafe and unfair behavior on the part of the Russian state", British Secretary of National Security Marc Sewell said on Thursday. Read More »

United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy row; Moscow to retaliate


Haley said Russian Federation "must account for its actions" as a permanent council member entrusted by the United Nations with upholding worldwide peace and security. Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent used and has demanded Britain share samples collected by investigators. The decision marked the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom since the Cold War. Read More »

'Konichiwa!' How Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke greeted congresswoman whose Japanese-American


Zinke said during the hearing Thursday that he was committed to preserving history, and that the funding may have been caught up in other budget cuts. 'The internment of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans is no laughing matter, @SecretaryZinke, Hirono tweeted . She had asked Zinke whether he would promise to fund $2 million in grants to maintain the internment camps in Hawaii and elsewhere, for historical interest. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on '60 Minutes' This Month


Clifford and Mr. Cooper. Asked if Daniels was physically threatened , Avenatti said "yes", but did not provide details. In a lawsuit Daniels filed last week , she alleges the relationship with Trump started in the summer of 2006, during a Lake Tahoe golf tournament, and lasted well into 2007. Read More »

Five things making headlines in South Africa today


Listerioses has caused a scare in Southern Africa with the first reported cases in South Africa where 180 people died. Many officials had high praise for South Africa despite the implicated products originating in the country. "I am happy that there is a company from the United States of America that is taking this matter up, we welcome that". Namibia reported the first case of listeriosis after a patient was admitted to hospital with the disease in the capital, Windhoek, this week. Read More »

Russian Federation says will first inform United Kingdom on retaliation, then wider public

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said to expect a Russian response "shortly" to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats and accused Britain of violating global law and "common sense". It all started with the murder attempt of former spy Sergei Skripal, whose inanimate body, along with that of his daughter, was found "slumped to bench" near a shopping mall in Salisbury. Read More »

14-year-old Kan. girl jailed for alleged school threat


With the help of Dollars 259, officers worked overnight to determine who made the post. Police are seeking charges against a Leominster High School student following a threat made on Monday. Police said officers were posted throughout the school and by the exits so students could not leave the school during this time. Officials say the rumor of the school threat is "spreading within the Edmond North student community". Read More »

Border wall prototypes: Keeping an eye on the neighbours


The U.S. Department of Justice documents "that in 2014, 19 percent, or over 12,000 criminal cases filed by prosecutors in the U.S., were for violent crimes, and over 22 percent, or 13,300 cases were for drug related felonies". "I'm a builder", he said later. "I have been a good representative of my country of Mexico". During remarks to media Tuesday, Trump countered those fears by raising still others. Read More »

Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit


Admiral Harry Harris told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee he believed the United States would stick to its demand for the "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula . The highest level U.S. Briefing reporters between meetings with her North Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said that the "security situation (on) the Korean Peninsula is of interest to the whole world" and that the Swedish government "values this opportunity to ... Read More »

Islam not part of Christian Germany, new Interior Minister says


Germany's Muslim community is estimated to count about 4.5 million members, around 1.8 million of whom are German citizens. Among the country's almost 4.7 million Muslims, three million are of Turkish origin. The head of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, said a minister who started work with such a "lack of solidarity" with minorities in Germany had "immediately disqualified" himself and acted "extremely irresponsibly". Read More »

Trump floats the idea of a United States military "Space Force"


David L. Goldfein. Donald Trump has proposed a new brand of armed forces - which he's dubbed the "space force". With Mr Trump's reputation for flip-flopping on issues, it would probably come as no surprise that just a year ago, his administration nixed plans for the Air Force to form a spinoff "Space Corps". Read More »

US accuses Russia of cyber attacks on power grid


Besides penalizing Russian organizations over election meddling, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) blamed the Russian government for hacking critical U.S. In recent weeks, senior U.S. intelligence officials said that the Kremlin believes it can launch hacking operations against the West with impunity. Read More »

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Mugabe calls his ouster a 'disgrace'


In his first comments to the press since he was forced to step down, Robert Mugabe said Emmerson Mnangagwa is in office illegally and that Zimbabwe didn't deserve what happened. "It was truly a military takeover, there was no movement visible unless that movement was checked and allowed by the army". The nonagenarian also said that Mnangagwa must invite him "properly" for talks. Read More »

Statoil to change name to Equinor


Norman Valentine, Wood Mackenzie's senior vice-president, says the company has differentiated itself under Sætre, and the name change represents a "bold reinforcement of the company's shift towards new energy solutions and low carbon". "For us, this is a historic day", Statoil's president Eldar Sætre said. Equinor "reflects ongoing changes and supports the always safe, high value and low carbon strategy we outlined a year ago", said Chairman Jon Erik Reinhardsen in a statement . Read More »

US imposes sanctions on Russians for US election meddling

A prominent Russian targeted by new USA sanctions has mocked the penalties, and says he'll respond by boycotting McDonald's. The new punishments include sanctions on the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that produced divisive political posts on American social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Wrong candidates, disenchanted workers ensured BJP's drubbing in UP bypolls


The meeting with the National Congress Party ( NCP ) leader comes amid the party's poor performance and loss in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In Jehanabad assembly constituency, Suday Yadav of RJD defeated Janata Dal-United candidate Abhiram Sharma by 35,036 votes while BJP's Rinki Pandey worsted Sambhu Patel of the Congress, a RJD ally, by 15,000 votes in Bhabua assembly constituency. Read More »

Will Haspel Be Confirmed as CIA Director?

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) first expressed concerns about Pompeo's connections back when he was named as Trump's pick for Central Intelligence Agency director during the transition. With Pompeo in office, Trump now has a much better chance of getting that message across to the North Korean dictator. "After having invested 13 years of diplomatic efforts, during the Bush and Obama administrations, to contain Iran's nuclear capabilities, now is not the time to depart from that ... Read More »

Snow to return to Nottinghamshire THIS WEEKEND


Meteorologists said although it is the same Siberian weather as the " Beast from the East ", which caused widespread disruption , it won't last as long. The freezing conditions mark the return of the " Beast from the East ". Forecasters have updated to the amber warning as they expect the flurries to last longer, be more frequent and to be more intense from Saturday evening. Read More »

Local students participate in walkout


Students at Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida , held a moment of silence on their football field and in the stands. One by one, 17 St. The 16-year-old says he was surprised that none of his approximately 700 classmates at Wilson Preparatory Academy in Wilson, NC, participated in the walkout. Read More »

California Republicans Mostly Steer Clear of Trump During His Visit


A Newsweek story reports "The bottom line: Transgender members of the military can still serve, can still gain access to health care, and can still enlist in the military". Michael Stoll, executive director of the Pennsylvania GOP, says the process of counting every vote needs to unfold. Yet liberals hammer Van Drew for opposing abortion and voting with the National Rifle Association. Read More »

UK Labour chief: Don't rush judgment over ex-spy


Several Labour legislators have signed a motion declaring support for the Conservative government's view that there is no plausible alternative explanation, other than Russian responsibility, for the attack in the English city of Salisbury. Read More »

Tamil Nadu budget pegs revenue deficit for 2017-18 at Rs17,491 crore


Despite a burden on account of the implementation of the new pay hikes is estimated at Rs 14,719 crore a year. Besides, the Tamil Nadu Transmission System Improvement Project is being implemented at a cost of Rs 50.14 billion with the assistance of JICA for upgrading the transmission capacity in the State. Read More »