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One person dead, one hurt after package explodes inside home

One person dead, one hurt after package explodes inside home Police say the teen died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both cases are now being investigated as homicides, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said during a news conference Monday. However, a motive in the two incidents remains unclear at this time. With this latest revelation, Austin police are issuing a warning to people who see packages... [Full Article...]

Stormy's Gambit: Daniels Offers To Return Hush Money To End Silence

Stormy's Gambit: Daniels Offers To Return Hush Money To End Silence The newspaper said the offer to return the money was made in a letter from Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti , to Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen . There is intense interest in what Clifford may say about Trump and the circumstances of the $130,000 payment she received in the run-up to Election Day. [Full Article...]

Saudi establishes units to probe, prosecute corruption cases

Saudi establishes units to probe, prosecute corruption cases The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has approved the establishment of specialised anti-corruption cases departments at the Public Prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption. The newspaper interviewed relatives, advisers, associates of the detainees, as well as Saudi officials, who denied the allegations. The crackdown, which came about via a ... [Full Article...]

European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation over Ukraine

European Union extends sanctions against Russian Federation over Ukraine The European Union has made a decision to provide loans worth Euro 1 billion under a new Macro-Financial Assistance programme for Ukraine. During her press briefings, Mogherini insisted that the EU has "no fatigue" from Ukraine and confirmed that the European bloc is to continue supporting Ukraine politically and financially. [Full Article...]

Stephen Colbert hilariously parodies Ted Cruz campaign song

Stephen Colbert hilariously parodies Ted Cruz campaign song Both Cruz and O'Rourke faced token opposition in their respective primaries and were expected to be the nominees for their parties. Appearing on "New Day" after Cruz, O'Rourke said, "I just don't think that's what folks in Texas want us to focus on". [Full Article...]

United States asks European Union to remove trade curbs

United States asks European Union to remove trade curbs That's 24 percent on about $2 billion worth of imported wood every year, which is Trump's retaliation for Canadian policies that have effectively blocked certain US dairy exports. Meanwhile, they send the message that the USA government is lurching toward protectionism, and alienate our allies. "I'm delivering on a promise I made during the campaign", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Naresh Agarwal joins BJP after SP denies Rajya Sabha ticket

Naresh Agarwal joins BJP after SP denies Rajya Sabha ticket In a major setback to the Samajwadi Party (SP), its senior leader Naresh Agrawal on Monday joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The terms of six of its Rajya Sabha MPs from Uttar Pradesh is ending, but a debacle in assembly elections previous year means that Akhilesh Yadav can send back only one. [Full Article...]

One dead, another injured in possible package explosion at East Austin home

Austin-Travis County EMS tells the station a teenage male was killed and woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion in East Austin. The deadly explosion comes just over a week after a package bomb exploded at a residence about 8.5 miles (13.6 kilometers) north of Tuesday's blast. [Full Article...]

Seoul envoy in China for talks on North Korea developments

Seoul envoy in China for talks on North Korea developments The South Korean officials who carried Kim's invitation to Washington are visiting China and Japan this week to update state heads on the talks. South Korea's national security director on Monday praised the role of Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration in nudging North Korea toward denuclearization talks, following word of a possible summit between U.S. [Full Article...]

Snow showers return today — Metro Detroit Weather

Snow showers return today — Metro Detroit Weather There is a 50% chance of snow on Saturday . Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-70s. East northeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Sunday: A chance of snow before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain after 1 p.m. [Full Article...]

Tillerson shortens Africa trip for 'pressing issues' in Washington

Tillerson shortens Africa trip for 'pressing issues' in Washington Tillerson "to deal with urgent work" back home. Tillerson, 65, canceled some events in Kenya on Saturday, saying he was feeling unwell. Tillerson was expected to land in Abuja on Monday in what would have beeen his first official visit to the country. [Full Article...]

COLD CASE ARREST: Michael Hand captured

COLD CASE ARREST: Michael Hand captured Her body was found almost a month later in nearby Plymouth at the edge of the woods in Myles Standish State Forest. During the interviews, statements from Hand led authorities to arrest him, according to officials. Tracy's story received a renewed attention in 2017 when her family offered a $25,000 reward for any new information that could help police track down the teen's killer. [Full Article...]

Arms imports to Middle East doubled over past decade, study shows

Arms imports to Middle East doubled over past decade, study shows Total arms imports by the kingdom rose 225 percent over the past five years, making it the world's second-largest importer overall. Few countries outside North America and Europe are large exporters of arms . India's arms imports from the U.S. saw a more than six-fold jump. The USA supplied major arms to 98 states in 2013-17. "Based on deals signed during the Obama administration, U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions

U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions An extension of these exemptions would be tied to progress in talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA ), the Washington Post said . P. Welles Orr, senior trade adviser at the law firm Miller & Chevalier, said foreign governments are already asking how the exemption process will work. [Full Article...]

Aguero out of Stoke game after training ground injury

Aguero out of Stoke game after training ground injury Sergio Aguero will miss the next two weeks or so, the striker Tweeted , after helping Manchester City to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. If Aguero can stick to the two week timetable, City's record goalscorer may only be missing for one game. "The most important thing was we got through, but that was the only positive from the night. [Full Article...]

South Korea praises China's role in nudging North Korea to talks

South Korea praises China's role in nudging North Korea to talks Just days after he stood outside the White House and announced the planned meet between the United States president and the North Korean leader, Chung Eui-yong was in Beijing to brief Xi and China's top diplomats on the fast-moving efforts to address the nuclear standoff. [Full Article...]

DeVos struggles to answer basic questions about schools in her home state

DeVos struggles to answer basic questions about schools in her home state Stahl then asked if the public schools in MI have gotten better, which caused DeVos to stumble over her words. "I don't know. Overall, I - I can't say overall that they have all gotten better", DeVos said , noting that "there are certainly lots of pockets where the students are doing well". [Full Article...]

Security Forces Under Attack in Western Afghanistan

Security Forces Under Attack in Western Afghanistan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujhaid claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault is the latest in a series of attacks in the province, which is situated on the border with Iran and is one of the poorest in Afghanistan . In a separate report, seven civilians - including three children and two women - were killed on Sunday night in eastern Nangarhar province when their vehicle was hit by ... [Full Article...]

Walker says Wisconsin companies could be tariff-exempt

Walker says Wisconsin companies could be tariff-exempt Canada appears to have dodged a protectionist bullet, as one of only two countries to receive a provisional exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs set to rip into America's trading relationships around the globe. U.S. allies might be asked to increase their financial commitments to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to avoid new U.S. tariffs on their exports of steel and aluminum to the United... [Full Article...]

FIR registered against Nawaz Sharif's shoe-attacker

FIR registered against Nawaz Sharif's shoe-attacker Earlier on Saturday, a miscreant smeared ink on the face of Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif at a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) convention. The first shoe hurled at Sharif hit him between neck and chest and the attacker then jumped on the stage chanting slogans in favour of a religious party, Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasul Allah (TLYRA). [Full Article...]


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