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US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown

US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown

The two-year deal, which would increase current spending caps by roughly $300 billion, would include a major boost for military spending, with slightly smaller increases for domestic programs. The cuts were split 50-50 between defense and domestic discretionary spending. Those figures would be slightly increased for the 2019 budget year beginning on October 1.


Duterte ready to defend legality of drug war before ICC-Palace

Duterte ready to defend legality of drug war before ICC-Palace

Roque said Duterte was willing to face the court should the case go ahead, adding, "If need be, he will argue his case personally and face the ICC". In a slide show, Roque explained that elements required for a crime against humanity must be either widespread or systematic attack directed against civilian populations with knowledge that it was being directed against civilian population.


Snow and ice yellow warnings issued across Scotland

Snow and ice yellow warnings issued across Scotland

The outlook for the coming days is "overall cold and unsettled" with some further wintry showers. "Dull today in Leinster & Munster with rain & drizzle; persistent at times". Lowest temperatures of zero to 4° are expected. Some heavy falls are expected across the north-west, possibly turning to sleet at times in that region.



Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion

It also allocates six billion dollars toward fighting the opioid epidemic. The budget agreement would give both the Pentagon and domestic agencies relief from a budget freeze that lawmakers say threatens military readiness and training as well as domestic priorities such as combating opioid abuse and repairing the troubled health care system for veterans.


Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies

Russian Federation improving defences at military bases in Syria - agencies

It said it ongoing fighting and the deliberate obstructions by forces at the front lines were blocking aid organizations from reaching civilians in need. "We have to strive for a situation where no country in the region feels danger or a threat from its neighbors", he added, according to media. "About 11 people suffered from breathing difficulties after the town of Saraqeb was attacked by chlorine gas", Al Ahmed said.