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Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children His case contributed to the worldwide outcry against Thailand's "rent a womb" industry, and led to the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act) in 2015, preventing foreigners from paying for Thai surrogates. [Full Article...]

Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel

Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel The attackers forced Al-Emadi to flee, reportedly threatening his life, reported pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat. On Monday, Al Emadi said that his country will give $9 million (Dh33m) to reportedly address fuel and medicine shortages. They have been on a strike for 10 days, demanding payment from the Hamas-run Health Ministry. "The Hamas terror organization is accountable for this incident and i... [Full Article...]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous'

Benjamin Netanyahu: Polish PM's Holocaust comments 'outrageous' It went on to state that the prime minister's comments "should be interpreted as a honest call for open discussion of crimes committed against Jews during the Holocaust". Lauder also demanded an "immediate retraction and apology" from Poland. Lauder said that putting Jews in the same category as the other nationalities was "nothing short of an attempt to falsify history that rings of the very wors... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Calif. Gun Waiting-Period Case

Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Calif. Gun Waiting-Period Case Lower courts, meanwhile, have developed elaborate rules governing which sorts of gun laws should receive especially skeptical review by judges, and when courts should be more deferential to lawmakers. For Thomas, such treatment " is symptomatic of the lower courts' general failure to afford the Second Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right". [Full Article...]

Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria

Over 1600 Terrorists 'Neutralised' By Turkey In Syria A doctor at Afrin's main hospital tells The Associated Press that the facility was treating six people who had been poisoned who arrived Friday night from the village of Arandi after it was attacked by Turkish troops. The complex relationship between the Damascus government and Syrian Kurdish forces, which each holds more territory than any other side in the war, will be pivotal in how the confl... [Full Article...]

Spectracolor the USA has handled foreign relations trump's son-in-law

Spectracolor the USA has handled foreign relations trump's son-in-law Investigators have not contacted Kushner Companies for information, according to CNN . In particular, Mueller is interested in Kushner's attempts to finance his real estate company during the presidential transition. A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. A meeting that Kushner had during the transition period with Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the Russia-owned bank Vnesheconomba... [Full Article...]

Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day

Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day To take the presidents quiz, click or tap and drag the portraits to put each president under the dates he was in office. Some states have Presidents' Day as a holiday; others use President's Day. Rep. William Moore McCulloch of OH argued that perhaps we wouldn't want to pay tribute to all presidents. That schools and many businesses are taking today off can be credited to the holiday's confo... [Full Article...]

Palestine ready to exchange minor territories with Israel - Abbas

Palestine ready to exchange minor territories with Israel - Abbas The Palestinians are furious at President Donald Trump for overturning decades of USA policy and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ignoring that east Jerusalem is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since the 1967 war that the Palestinians want as the capital of their independent state. [Full Article...]

Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role

Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role The hard-fought coalition deal struck with Social Democrats must still be approved by the SPD's 460,000 members. Kevin Kuehnert, who leads the SPD's influential youth wing and draws inspiration from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is campaigning against any further coalition with the CDU and Mrs Merkel. [Full Article...]

Florida school shooting: See the latest updates

Florida school shooting: See the latest updates Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the FBI's director should resign over after the agency's admitted mistake over the handling of the January tip. [Full Article...]

Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey

Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey The scores were then averaged, the poll report said. Abraham Lincoln was in first place, followed by George Washington in second and Franklin D Roosevelt in third. Self-identifying Republicans scored Trump with three Ds and two Cs. Donald Trump has finally found something he's good at ... being the worst! Trump was also rated below William Henry Harrison who died after only a month in o... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr arrives in India to help sell luxury apartments

Donald Trump Jr arrives in India to help sell luxury apartments But Trump Jr. did not respond to a question from CNN outside the New Delhi meeting about whether his visit to the Trump Organization's biggest global market would fuel concerns about mixing business and politics. India is the Trump Organization's biggest global market, with four real estate projects under way. According to a 17 February report by New York Times , Trump Organisation has earned a... [Full Article...]

Terracotta Warrior Thumb Theft Should Be 'Severely Punished': China

Terracotta Warrior Thumb Theft Should Be 'Severely Punished': China The statue, which is a cavalryman, dates back to at least 209 B.C. It is one of 10 Chinese terracotta warrior statues now on display at the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania. "We have lodged a serious protest with them". Wu added that his organization also intends to file a claim for compensation. The life-size statues were constructed to guard the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. [Full Article...]

Schools on Lockdown in Jackson Township, Ohio, After Gunshot Reported

Schools on Lockdown in Jackson Township, Ohio, After Gunshot Reported Police did not say if the shooting was intentional or an accident. 'The Middle School and High School are on lockdown at this time, ' Jackson Local Schools said in a statement. Furthermore, local authorities said that the initial police presence was out of "an abundance of caution". Students are in the process of being released to their parents. [Full Article...]

Sudbury candidate backs Brown's leadership bid

Sudbury candidate backs Brown's leadership bid This demonstrates that if we are to attain true gender equality, we still have a long way to go. In recent days, Brown has stepped up his campaign to defend himself against sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by two women . [Full Article...]

State House panel OKs bump stock ban, bill's fate still uncertain

State House panel OKs bump stock ban, bill's fate still uncertain The bill's chances of making it to the House floor are still unclear. Republicans in the House withheld their support, so the early funding bill passed without the appropriation. Under Kelly's Senate plan the CBR could be drained. Instead, she proposed revenue for schools should come from the state's unrestricted general fund, the same way it's always funded. [Full Article...]

S.Africa opposition EFF says will boycott election of new president Thursday

S.Africa opposition EFF says will boycott election of new president Thursday President Jacob Zuma has refused to accept the ANC's decision to sack him, and the party will now have to rely on an open ballot motion of no confidence brought by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to remove him in Parliament. "He is a conman and a trickster who when caught in the wrong, plays victimhood with the aim of misleading the gullible into supporting him [sic]". "We have now asked t... [Full Article...]

Syria conflict: U.S. and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

Syria conflict: U.S. and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan amid high tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies that back different sides in Syria's civil war. "We know we need to move with some sense of urgency and promptness". Both Tillerson and Cavusoglu that the countries have found themselves at " a crisis point ", and have agreed to address " cr... [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Speaks of Talks with North Korea

Vice President Pence Speaks of Talks with North Korea The Moon government has been engaging in a delicate balancing act between Pyongyang and its longtime ally Washington after Kim Jong Un offered to send a delegation to the Olympics in the South. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Pence was quoted as describing the approach as 'maximum pressure and engagement at the same time '. [Full Article...]

Bannon Met Mueller 'Multiple Times Over Past Week'

Bannon Met Mueller 'Multiple Times Over Past Week' Schiff, a Democrat from California, claimed that Bannon had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege on behalf of the USA president. Republicans say they're particularly at odds with Bannon's stance that executive privilege could extend to the transition period, and say they're anxious about the precedent it would set. [Full Article...]


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