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Trump tweeted that the agreement to raise spending caps on domestic spending was a sign that Republicans need more seats in both chambers. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. First time this has happened in a long time. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who backs the bill, predicted the Republican-controlled House would pass it. "I think the country's worth a debate until 3 in the morning, frankly", he said.
  • 136 civilians killed as bombardment intensifies

    136 civilians killed as bombardment intensifies

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    SANA said earlier that forces of the US-led global coalition targeted popular forces that were fighting the Islamic State group and the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour. Syrian state media confirmed dozens were killed but appeared to deny the forces were army soldiers, describing them as "popular forces". Syrian government warplanes have ratcheted up their bombardment of Eastern Ghouta this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds in need of ...
  • Lebanon signs first oil, gas exploration contracts

    Lebanon signs first oil, gas exploration contracts

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    Lebanon's energy minister said on Friday there would be full exploration in an offshore energy block that partially lies in waters disputed by neighbouring Israel. Lebanon's top security body on Wednesday instructed the country's military to confront Israel if it goes ahead with plans to build a cement border wall along the border, labeling it as an "aggression" against its sovereignty.
  • Bloody 24 Hours As Syria, Russia Escalate Punishing Attacks

    Bloody 24 Hours As Syria, Russia Escalate Punishing Attacks

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    A United Nations investigative commission said in 2016 that the Syrian government was behind at least three chlorine gas attacks during the seven-year civil war, but activists and monitoring groups contend there have been more. Yousef al-Boustani, an opposition media activist in eastern Ghouta's Douma neighborhood, called the air raids "hysterical". Eastern Ghouta is the last rebel-held enclave near Damascus, and parts of it have been held virtually for the entire war.
  • Republicans are in charge -- it was their shutdown

    Republicans are in charge -- it was their shutdown

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    If they are successful in hammering out a budget deal, the House will meet after that. The White House said Thursday it was preparing for a United States government shutdown as Congress hit a stumbling block in its efforts to pass a stopgap spending bill before midnight.
  • USA vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

    USA vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

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    North Korea test-fired ballistic missiles over Japan past year, as well as a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that climbed to an altitude of more than 4,000 km (2,485 miles) before splashing into Japanese waters. Kobe University political scientist Tosh Minohara told The Straits Times that the outcome of the leaders' talks suggest their underlying shared concern that Mr Moon might relent and take a softer approach towards North Korea.
  • Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures and rain on the way

    Weekend weather: Warmer temperatures and rain on the way

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    The next chance for bad weather is Wednesday night - Valentine's Day - the weather service said. Temperatures will remain well above freezing through the period so it will be only rain, but plenty of it. Saturday and Sunday will see milder temperatures in the mid-40s. Monday night, the low will be around 24 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.
  • Salesforce invests $2 billion into its Canadian business

    Salesforce invests $2 billion into its Canadian business

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    Amazon has narrowed down its search for second headquarters from 200 cities to 20 finalists, with the only non-U.S. city being Toronto. With Toronto in a bid to host Amazon's planned HQ2 headquarters, Justin Trudeau said he planned to tell CEO Jeff Bezos why he should continue to invest in Canada.
  • Boston Herald Removes Story About Tom Brady Threatening To Sit Out OTAs

    Boston Herald Removes Story About Tom Brady Threatening To Sit Out OTAs

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    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald reports that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has chose to get compensated in a way that he never really has. On the heels of the San Francisco 49ers making quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in the National Football League with his new five-year, $137.5 million deal, the Boston Herald's Ron Borges reported via unnamed sources close to Tom Brady that the Patriots QB was ready to sit out all of this year's offseason organized ...
  • Congress misses deadline to avoid government shutdown

    Congress misses deadline to avoid government shutdown

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    The bill is expected to pass the Senate without much difficulty, before facing a harder sell in the House of Representatives . The proposed top-lines for the defense budget adhere to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and the deal would increase the spending caps for defense and nondefense programs by approximately $300 billion over a two-year period.
  • Oxfam denies claims of prostitute cover-up during Haiti quake aid efforts

    Oxfam denies claims of prostitute cover-up during Haiti quake aid efforts

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    The Times reported that the charity, which is the UK's fifth biggest, allowed three men to resign and fired four others for gross misconduct following an internal probe in 2011 into sexual exploitation, bullying and intimidation. The Times said Oxfam's country editor, Roland van Hauwermeiren, resigned without disciplinary action despite allegedly admitting hiring prostitutes.