Senate to vote on two-year budget Thursday
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North Korea put on a major show of force to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its army. Tens of thousands of soldiers marched in Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.
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Those caps were put in place after 2011 budget talks broke down between President Barack Obama and GOP congressional leaders.
Discovery has unveiled a comprehensive measurement offering for advertisers that it calls the first of its kind. It has partnered with the IOC and ad giant Publicis Media on the new initiative, which aims to give it a better sense of who is watching. It looks to find “more people, across more screens, than ever before” and the new metrics, which together will capture “total video,” a blend of free-to-air, pay-TV, online and social engagement, will help it monetize this.
In world first, Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage legislation
Walton Brown, Bermuda’s minister of home affairs, said the new domestic partnership law was “intended to strike a fair balance between two currently irreconcilable groups in Bermuda by restating that marriage must be between a male and a female.”
"It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results," Former President George W. Bush said. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo
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‘Cash and carry’ | That's how many Nigerians describe their helter-skelter politics as candidates switch parties with little regard to ideology in their bid to gain access to government funds. With general elections still a year away, the defections have already started what local analyst Clement Nwankwo calls the contest to capture state power for personal use. told Space.com before the launch. That's a potentially huge cost savings.
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\n\n\nIt’s also offering a year’s worth of free food to workers—though they won’t be able to eat all the Ding Dongs they like. A representative from each of Hostess’s bakeries will choose a product each week, and the employees will be able to take home a multipack of that item. The company also makes Hostess CupCakes, Fruit Pies, and Donettes.
According to outlines of the budget plan circulated by congressional aides, existing spending caps would be raised by a combined $296 billion through 2019. The agreement includes an additional $160 billion in uncapped funding for overseas military and State Department operations, and about $90 billion more would be spent on disaster aid for victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires.
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2018 Winter Olympics: Mike Pence tweets '#FAKENEWS' on report about skater Adam Rippon Aamer Madhani | USA TODAY PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Vice President Pence on Thursday took to social media to criticize a USA TODAY Sports report as “#FAKENEWS” that U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon rebuffed a request that his office set up a conversation between the two men.
“I mean, that’s what it’s all about, is bringing people together in a peaceful environment to celebrate sport and something that we all love to do,” Hamlin told CBS News.
launch two passengers on a trip around the moon. That mission, he said then, could potentially launch by the end of 2018. But now, SpaceX will likely not certify Falcon Heavy to carry astronauts as it has for Falcon 9, and will for the BFR.Russia’s popular social networks VK and Odnoklassniki will air Olympics coverage, including live games, highlights and previews. Terrestrial broadcaster Channel 1 will also broadcast the games despite the fact that a number of Russian athletes have been banned following the doping scandal. A number of Russian winter Olympians that have not been caught up in the scandal will be able to participate wearing neutral uniforms, without the Russian anthem and flag, with a decision on whether 47 athletes who believe they have been wrongly caught up in the ban will find out on Friday whether they will be able to perform.Please be warned that the Sputnik administration may refuse to publish your blog if the proposed content does not satisfy our rules and requirements.said in a statement that Rankin and the Bermuda Parliament “have shamefully made Bermuda the first national territory in the world to repeal marriage equality.”
Godwin and DeRoche told Bernews on Wednesday that they were “deeply saddened” that the governor signed the bill into law.
weapons program were tempered by shows of force. While Pence pledged that the U.S. would stop North Korea from threatening his homeland, Kim paraded mobile missile launchers through Pyongyang.
the last major Daesh stronghold in the country, the town of Abu Kamal which ultimately led to complete expulsion of Daesh militants from the area.
Residents take shelter at a local stadium after an earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan February 7, 2018. Picture taken February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu“I didn’t really dare stay at home,” said Hualien resident Yang Yantin. “The area around my house is actually not that bad, the houses are all OK but, because of the aftershocks, I don’t really want to stay there.”
“The great thing about Falcon heavy is that it opens up a new class of payload,” he said. “It could launch one more than twice as much payload as any other rocket in the world, so it’s up to customers what they might want to launch. But it can launch things direct to Pluto and beyond. No stop needed.”“I can only say in this regard that, in the slow decline of physical strengths, inwardly I am on a pilgrimage Home,” he added, capitalising the Italian word ‘Casa’.
Tens of thousands of residents have evacuated, as heavy rains have stirred fears of mudslides carrying debris spewed by Mount MayonIt is intended to avert a second government shutdown this year and gives lawmakers who wanted more money for the military a big win.Additional reporting by Jess Macy Yu in TAIPEI, and Natalie Thomas in HUALIEN; John Ruwitch in SHANGHAI; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by James Pomfret and Clarence Fernandez”Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees, but there are people who want put food on their family’s tables and are willing to do that,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “We ought to say thank you and welcome them.”
Updated 1037 GMT (1837 HKT) February 8, 2018Rippon turned the offer down, two people with knowledge of the proposed conversation told USA TODAY Sports. After the column was published Wednesday, Pence’s deputy chief of staff Jarrod Agen insisted no effort was made by the Vice President’s office to set up a conversation.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), a conservative member of the House Budget Committee, said he had not decided how he would vote on the budget plan. “But there’s no blinking at the fact that, having reduced taxes, we now have to restrain spending,” he said. “I’m hoping when I take a closer look at it, I’ll see it, but I don’t at the moment.”By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
“If there is a war involving one of the five major powers, it is unlikely to be covered by an insurance policy, but if it just happens to be a war between North Korea and South Korea, without any sort of involvement of the U.S. or China or Russia, you might have cover there,” Fraser said.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) takes out protection for around $800 million at each Games, which covers the vast majority of the roughly $1 billion investment it makes in each of the host cities.In a nine-line letter to Corriere della Serra, Benedict XVI thanks the paper’s readers for their concern, and assures them he is surrounded “by a love and a goodness that I could not have imagined”.