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The EU and Libya, Tusk observed, have a "common interest in reducing the number of irregular migrants risking their lives in the central Mediterranean". Unlike the asylum seekers arriving in Greece from war-torn Syria and other conflict zones, most of those leaving Libya are sub-Saharan Africans deemed illegal economic migrants who face voluntary or involuntary expulsion.
  • Philippines: Defence ministry asks Duterte to clarify military role in drug war

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    The ministry asked for "an official order regarding this presidential directive to serve as a legal basis for our troops to follow". However, he ruled out declaring martial law. In a statement, it said allegations of violations were inevitable "in cross-swords engagement or armed contact with criminal elements". Duterte's moves against the police he had entrusted as his frontline troops came after series of scandals emerged over the past month in which police were caught committing murder, ...
  • Democratic Boycott Stalls Action on Trump EPA Nominee Pruitt

    Democratic Boycott Stalls Action on Trump EPA Nominee Pruitt

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    Republicans have resorted to committee boycotts in the past to delay some of President Barack Obama's nominations. "The committee's review of Attorney General Pruitt's nomination has been unparalleled in its scrutiny, thoroughness, and respect for minority rights", Barrasso said in a letter to Carper.
  • Reporter asks Goodell about the fate of the Raiders

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    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spent part of his annual "State of the League" address in Houston on Wednesday addressing the Raiders-to-Las Vegas proposal that may now be as good as dead. That's what San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is hoping. He said the parties involved in the stadium issue needed to find a solution that would work for the community and the team so they could benefit in the long term.
  • Justice Ginsburg talks about decision to open VMI to women

    Justice Ginsburg talks about decision to open VMI to women

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    Ginsburg and Scalia, although ideological opposites, were close personal friends. The man asked to remain anonymous, but was in the audience for Ginsburg's talk. "My response to this was - wait and see, you will be proud of the women who become graduates of VMI". Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion that required the institute to accept women about 20 years ago.
  • After liquor haul, EC orders closure of 5 distilleries

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    V K Singh, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and V K Bhawra, Additional Director General of Police Punjab, informed that the step has been taken after preliminary investigation and only those distilleries have been told to stop the dispatch whose liquor was found in the raid.
  • Famous US Groundhog to Make Annual Weather Forecast

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    It was reportedly the creation of a local newspaper editor, who shared his idea for such an event with members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club . According to a 2015 analysis by The Washington Post of 30 years of forecasts at more than 200 cities, Phil was "technically right more times than not in some cities".
  • Google wants you to use an up to date version of Chrome

    Google wants you to use an up to date version of Chrome

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    In order to achieve an effortless web browsing experience Google Chrome tops the charts when it comes to security prevention while the others are now looking for a way to end the game of catch-up game. The banner, which Google plans to show as early as February 8 on Gmail, is just the first step in Google's masterplan to get users to upgrade Chrome or their systems.
  • Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles losing momentum after win over Nova

    Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles losing momentum after win over Nova

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    Cruising toward an NCAA Tournament berth, Marquette slammed into a speedbump it never saw coming - and St. John's may be through going overlooked. What hurt the most for Marquette this game was turnovers as they coughed it up 17 times over the course of the game allowing the Red Storm to convert their aforementioned 18 points off turnovers.
  • Quebec mosque shooting suspect 'called police to confess'

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    About 39 other people at the center were unhurt in the attack, which a witness told Reuters occurred during evening prayers. "The SQ confirms that only [one of the] individuals arrested last night ... According to reports , Bissonnette was known for far-right, nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen .