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Iran rejects any change to nuclear deal

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Also on Friday, the United States imposed separate sanctions against 14 Iranian individuals and entities it accuses of rights abuses, censorship and support for weapons proliferators. The two sides exchanged opinions on a statement regarding the Iran nuclear deal made by the US, Xinhua news agency reported . The British and German foreign ministries said they had taken note of the decision and would confer with France before deciding on a course of action. Read More »

Georgia facing widespread flu cases so far this year

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How Do Flu Epidemics Come Into Play? "If it's like other years, there are still 11 to 13 more weeks of influenza to go", Jernigan said , adding that various strains of the flu tend to show up later in the season. This season's vaccine does contain protection against the H3N2 strain of flu, one of the main types which have been circulating in Australia. Jernigan said it looks more [as though] the H3N2 portion of the vaccine is performing here [as] it did a year ago, when it was 34 percent ... Read More »

Immigration Services Continue To Accept DACA Renewals

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Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., a longtime GOP broker on immigration policy, said Thursday that a deal has been reached; and other congressional aides familiar with the negotiations confirmed that the group is now consulting with the White House . Read More »

How Trump can close the deal on DACA and the DREAM

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DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the Trump administration had made a decision to end the Obama-era program, calling it an an egregious example of executive overreach. Democrats are demanding protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients in exchange for border security funding that could include money for Trump's promised border wall. Read More »

Iran says it won't back away from ballistic missile development

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Most prominent among the 14 individuals and entities named in the new sanctions was Sadegh Amoli Larijani, who heads Iran's judiciary and who is brother to the speaker of the Iranian parliament. However, Iran disagreed with Trump that its long-range ballistic missile program could be sanctioned under the terms of the current deal. Hailed by Obama as key to stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear ... Read More »

Trump's Vulgar Comments on Africa, Haiti Shameful — UN Official

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The ambassadors did not consult their governments before issuing the resolution, he said, adding that some could now expect to receive phone calls from their capitals because of the text's strong tone. "I reject them and condemn vigorously". Mr. Trump has tweeted a denial that he made this statement. Below are eight I think fit the bill. "It is not as if the United States doesn't have difficulties". Read More »

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

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He assaults women, has said racist things from the beginning, but now he has to apologize? "They never took a thing from our federal government". This diversity is what makes our country great and something all citizens should be proud of. Read More »

Taryn McCutcheon drops 25 as Michigan St. beats Maryland - Recap, Box score

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Moe Wagner scored a game-high 27 points including a go-ahead 3-pointer with eight minutes to play, helping the Wolverines break open a back-and-forth game and storm to a third straight victory over their in-state rivals. "But we got outscored on the foul line by 12 and that's the difference in the game". Izzo has a challenge for his best player. "He is just being dynamic", Jackson said of Wagner. Read More »

BC woman caught up in Hawaii false missile alarm

Almost 40 minutes after the warning was sent out, Hawaiian authorities said that it was a false alarm, trying to calm a frightened public that has become hyper-vigilant in the wake of nuclear threats made by the nation of North Korea . "A day when many frantically try to think about the things that they would do if a ballistic missile launch would happen", he said. "Do you know anything?'" Murray said. Read More »

First Responders Search For Survivors After Deadly California Mudslides

But 62-year-old Delbert Weltzin, who had been previously identified as missing, was "found alive and well", Brown told the AP. He died after being pulled away by the torrents in the early hours of the morning. "(In) four minutes the water was through our wall and in our house, nearly to the second story", he said. "There's nearly always more " that could come down, Jibson said. Read More »

Markram half-century helps South Africa off to good start

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They are born and brought up on those pitches. He's been out in the 90s twice now in his first seven test innings. Virat Kohli has hinted at Rahane being in the scheme of things. In addition, Shikhar Dhawan , who has scored 3 fifties and 1 century in the last 6 games was dropped in the second Test because he failed to deliver in the first Test. Read More »

California mudslide casualties increase to 18

They had fled following the devastating forest fires last month but this time Mr Farrell Snr, an 81-year-old two time Olympic gold medallist, decided he did not want to leave. "She kept me calm the whole time ". Ramos, a stay-at-home mom, was sleeping in her bed along with her daughter Kaelly Benitez when mud crashed through their rental home. Read More »

No work, no Medicaid? Illinois reviews new federal guidelines

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a new rule that makes it possible for states to require Medicaid recipients to work, or undergo job training, in order to receive benefits. Alker says that seems like a good thing, though the "cynic" in her worries it's created to keep the question of how many people will lose Medicaid "even more in the dark". Read More »

Russia criticises UN talks called by US — Iran protests

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As a long-time Iranian, I can tell you that the support of the US and President Trump is invaluable to the ordinary Iranians: they feel helpless and alone in the face of the monsters who have been oppressing them for so long. Here are six charts that help explain the hardships faced by ordinary Iranians. Large pro-government rallies were held in response. The international community made the mistake of failing to do that in 2009. Read More »

Macron: US-Israel-Saudi language is a path to war with Iran

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In keeping with longstanding Iranian political culture, though, parochial grievances quickly mushroomed into expansive political demands. It would seem bound to create a bright image on the radar screen of a Prime Minster and who seeks to forge a foreign policy that reflects Canadian values. Read More »

Cuba condemns Trump's "racist" statements on Haiti, El Salvador

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Diallo is the most senior USA diplomat in Haiti , where residents on Friday marked the eighth anniversary of a 7.1-magnitude quake that killed at least 220,000 people. Prominent Kenyan commentator Patrick Gathara, said that Trump's words were nothing new from a "racist and ignorant" administration, nor from the West at large. Read More »

Iran: Nuclear Deal Not Renegotiable

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Officials, congressional aides and outside administration advisers said the president would likely extend the sanctions waivers , citing progress in amending US legislation that governs Washington's participation in the accord. No other country requires its leaders to periodically justify the deal the way the US president must, but Congress enacted a law with the requirement out of deep and abiding mistrust of Iran's intentions. Read More »

Rwanda Saddened by President Trump 'Racist' Comments

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Dick Durbin , a Democrat who attended an immigration meeting with President Trump on Thursday, confirmed Friday that the president made comments he considered "vile and racist" about immigrants from Haiti , El Salvador and African countries. Read More »

N.Korea demands complete halt to US-S.Korea drills

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This decision may have been the key element in the North's agreement to meet with the South. North Korea has not yet responded to the plan from South Korea but it is likely it will be raised if the two countries hold talks in Panmunjeom next week. Read More »

South Africa win toss, opt to bat in second test v India

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Following the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, "No-brainer, we'd have batted as well". They are born and brought up on those pitches. While the conditions obviously are hard to tackle, they need to show some positive intent to take on the rival attack which will be preying on their perceived weakness against bounce. Read More »

Samsung Unveil 146-inch Modular 4K TV in Las Vegas

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Even better, the 8K QLED TV Samsung were using for the demo is actually expected to launch this year, though it's currently only confirmed for the U.S. Samsung didn't say how all the pieces come together, but the set looked pretty seamless in person. Quiet why, given there is nearly nothing to watch in 8K, we aren't quite sure. Read More »

Steve Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News

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McNamara writes that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon , whose explosive quotes helped make the book a best-seller, spoke "freely and voluntarily" to author Michael Wolff . "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr". Far from being detached and unable to deal with complex policy issues, Pompeo said, "The president is engaged, he understands the complexity, he asks really hard questions of our team at the Central Intelligence Agency". Read More »

Iran dismisses USA pressure to renegotiate nuclear deal

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Also on Friday, the United States imposed separate sanctions on a dozen Iranian individuals and Iranian entities. In November, the body again said Iran was in compliance. "In what we heard yesterday, I don't see any invitation for Iran to enter dialogue", he said. "We will continue to work together with global community against these USA steps", he added. Read More »

Turkey summons Russia, Iran envoys over Idlib violence

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Russian Federation said it was also controlled by Turkish armed forces. The ministry said training by advanced countries is necessary to accurately conduct GPS-guided attacks . Opposition fighters prepare ammunition in the Al-Mushrifa area, near the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib, during ongoing clashes with pro-government forces on January 2, 2018. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to invest $1bn in MI production plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Mexico spokesman Miguel Ceballos said there was no plans to either reduce or grow the workforce in Mexico. US Vice President Mike Pence praised Fiat Chrysler's announcement . Investors may find themselves in the same predicament when markets are heading higher and every stock seems to be a victor. Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Read More »

AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over 'racist remarks'

Rebuke: Paul Ryan , the Speaker of the House and after Trump and Mike Pence, the third-most powerful Republican. rebuked the president for the words calling them "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful". As for Walker, he says he knows there is a lot of diversity in Greensboro. "No, I don't there there will be", he said. Graham also expressed support for Durbin. Read More »

California mudslides: Crews dig through debris

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Retired schoolteacher. "It's not like anybody came around and told them to leave". More than 100 homes have been destroyed or heavily damaged. "It was a freaky moment to see her just covered in mud", he said. Devastating floods and mud flows were triggered Tuesday after heavy rain fell on areas recently burned in the massive Thomas fire , the largest wildfire in California history. Read More »

California Mudslides Death Toll Rises To 18, Residents Told To Evacuate

Another Montecito resident said he dug through four feet of mud to rescue a baby he and his wife had heard crying near a neighbor's home. Lauren's older brother, 16, is one of the people still missing . Patrick Casey, owner of the State & Fig restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara, said he's anxious but expressed confidence that his business, and the community, will snap back. Read More »

Federal judges rule NC congressional maps unconstitutional

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Federal judges said Tuesday that North Carolina will have to quickly redraw its 13 congressional districts because the map is unconstitutionally partisan . "I wouldn't read too much into this decision", Li said. The federal judges were not similarly amused. "The timing is really tight", Dinan said. The Republican-dominated House and Senate in North Carolina set out to entrench Republicans and succeeded in doing so, the panel declared. Read More »