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Trump to attend G7 summit in Italy in May

Donald Trump has declared his "strong" support for Nato - his most forceful backing yet for an organisation he once branded " obsolete ". "Many of them have not been even close". Since the conflict in eastern Ukraine erupted in April 2014, more than 9,750 people have been killed. May said she "agreed to continue my efforts to persuade my fellow European leaders to deliver on their commitment to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense, so that the burden is more fairly shared". Read More

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European Union chief presses Russian Federation on Ukraine cease-fire

The U.S. criticism of Moscow was welcomed in Kiev because it is particularly anxious about losing Washington's support as new President Donald Trump seeks to mend ties with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, and since then fighting between Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed separatists has killed more than 9,600 people in the east. Read More

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Sasikala to be next Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

This assurance has been given by the Prime Minister to the Chief Minister. Naidu was replying to a query about reports that Sasikala might be considered for CM's post that too when the Election Commission has sought the response of AIADMK on a complaint filed by sacked leader Sasikala Pushpa against the election of V K Sasikala as party General Secretary. Read More

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Donald Trump 'yelled' at Australian Prime Minister before hanging up mid-conversation

Sky News Australia reported that the deal cut with the Obama administration wasn't formal, but a handshake agreement reached on the assumption that Hillary Clinton would be the next USA president. USA ties with ally Australia were strained on Thursday over a reported acrimonious phone call between their two leaders and President Donald Trump's assertion that an existing refugee swap deal was "dumb". Read More

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London Muslim Mosque gathering at noon Monday; vigil in Victoria Park Wednesday

The dead ranged in age from 35 to 65. Bissonnette, 27, was arrested after a brief manhunt and has since been charged with six counts of murder and five of attempted murder with a restricted weapon. During Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims, a severed pig head was left on its doorstep along with a threatening note in 2016. Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, appearing shaken, said: "No person should have to pay with their life, for their race, their colour, their sexual ... Read More

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UN Security Council urges resumption of talks on Syrian crisis

UN Security Council urges resumption of talks on Syrian crisis

A solid ceasefire would help talks in Geneva proceed, the United Nations envoy said. Speaking to journalists yesterday following his briefing to the Council, Mr.de Mistura said he had asked the Council to postpone the United Nations facilitated talks from 8 February until 20 February, in order to give the country's opposition more time to unite and participate as one group. Read More

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Trump Planning Work Visa Order That Could Impact Canadians

Trump Planning Work Visa Order That Could Impact Canadians

President Donald Trump's Muslim ban is wreaking havoc at airports across the country, but the administration still won't take any action to fix it in spite of all the negative feedback it's received over the weekend. Google's average is more than $126,000, while coding gigs at Microsoft range from $98,000 to $139,000. "No exceptions." His close adviser Steve Bannon , who previously served as executive chairman of Breitbart News, has suggested in conversation with Trump that Silicon ... Read More

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White House vows Americans will never be target of anti-terror raids

White House vows Americans will never be target of anti-terror raids

There is an assumption there was a woman [in the house] from Saudi Arabia who was with al Qaeda. Her grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, told Reuters the girl "was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours". He continued, 'They (referring to the SEALs) entered another house and killed everybody in it, including all the women. The US military conducted a series of drone strikes against the organization on the first days of Trump's presidency. Read More

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Why Do People Want To #DeleteUber All Of A Sudden?

Why Do People Want To #DeleteUber All Of A Sudden?

HotAir.com is crying foul over the boycott , however, saying the NY Taxi Workers Alliance is trying to make Uber look bad because it is taking away business from taxi drivers, even when there isn't a strike. Following the social media storm against the company, Uber explained that lowering prices was in fact meant to support the protest. So when Uber appeared to capitalize on the controversial travel ban, the stars quickly dropped the ride-hailing phone app. Read More

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Attorneys general in 16 USA states pledge to fight Trump immigration order

Ferguson's complaint asks the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to declare key provisions of the executive order unconstitutional and illegal. Congress deemed to be high risk. "The clear intent of this executive order is to discriminate against one faith amongst all God's children". "The claims here that are being raised by Washington state, by the ACLU, and by many other litigants across the country are very strong", said Kathryn Watts, a professor of law ... Read More

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Amid Trump immigration row, France doubles visas for Iranians in 2017

On Friday, Trump signed an executive order imposing a blanket ban on all Syrian asylum seekers until " sufficient changes " are made to the refugee program. commitments under worldwide law, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and other global conventions. The US State Department has warned Americans for years about the risks of traveling to Iran. Read More

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GIULIANI: Trump asked me how to do a Muslim ban 'legally'

He said that citizens of the three states would be subjected to extreme vetting before they are allowed to enter the US. "We're going to have extreme vetting in all cases". Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., reacting to reports that more than a dozen people, including two babies, had been detained at O'Hare International Airport, called that action "needless and dehumanizing". Read More

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Several Western-backed groups join forces with Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Several Western-backed groups join forces with Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria

The well-armed Jabhat Fateh al-Sham this week launched attacks against more militant factions west of Aleppo and in the insurgent stronghold province of Idlib , and routed at least one Free Syrian Army faction. Islamist factions Liwa al-Haq, the Ansar al-Din Front and Jaish al-Sunna also signed the declaration. "Despite cutting ties with al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham remains an extremist group that should be eliminated", al-Zein said. Read More

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Durham welcomes the Year of the Rooster

Durham welcomes the Year of the Rooster

Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year on January 28 this year which marks the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac . Spring Couplets: The couplets are also known as New Year couplets. Each day has its own celebration: while on Day 2 it is traditional to visit friends and relatives, on Day 3 people tend to stay at home as it is not seen as auspicious to socialise. Read More

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5 hot topics for tomorrow's historic Putin-Trump phone call

5 hot topics for tomorrow's historic Putin-Trump phone call

The new penalties add to existing USA sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine, which have damaged Russia's economy but had only limited impact on Putin's behavior. Assessments by the US intelligence community that the Russian government was involved in a covert campaign to help Trump during the presidential campaign have caused critics to raise doubts about the election. Read More

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Corbyn reacts to loss of 'great asset' Jo Stevens

Jenny Rathbone, her Labour colleague who represents Cardiff Central in the assembly, said she was sorry to lose Ms Stevens as shadow Welsh Secretary "as she has undertaken the role with gusto". Shadow transport minister Daniel Zeichner - whose Cambridge constituency voted for Remain in the referendum - said he would defy his party leader because it was a "very straightforward decision" for him to take. Read More

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President Trump Signs Order Revoking Federal Funding for Abortion Overseas

President Trump Signs Order Revoking Federal Funding for Abortion Overseas

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban federal money going to worldwide groups which perform or provide information on abortions. According to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID ), the Mexico City rules state that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive money from USAID can not perform or promote abortions as a family planning method. Read More

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Train slams into FedEx truck in dramatic dashcam video

Train slams into FedEx truck in dramatic dashcam video

Maybe the weather was restricting visibility because not one but two trucks pass almost at the same time without ever noticing the train. There were no serious injuries in the crash, the release said . No one was injured in the crash, though the belongings contained in the FedEx truck were likely damaged. UTA is conducting an investigation of all its systems and is interviewing employees to determine what caused the accident and whether human error occurred, according the release. Read More

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Gambian President Barrow to return home Thursday: aide

Barrow, who has been in Senegal since January 15, had put off his return to the Gambia until his safety could be guaranteed. Barrow had put off his return to The Gambia until his safety could be guaranteed by thousands of soldiers from five African nations now deployed in the tiny nation, but unease had been growing over his prolonged absence. Read More

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Russian cybersecurity expert arrested over treason charges

Representatives for Kaspersky Lab have been quick to indicate that this arrest has nothing to do with the company, and relates specifically to Stoyanov's actions prior to his arrival at the company in 2012. Forbes , however, reported it the other way around, with the investigation "exploring the receipt of money from foreign companies by Stoyanov and his links to Mikhailov". Read More

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Keystone Pipeline: 5 Things To Know About Controversial Project Trump Approved

Keystone Pipeline: 5 Things To Know About Controversial Project Trump Approved

The government needed to approve the pipeline because it crossed over our border, according to CTV News Canada . Both of these projects were halted by the Obama administration and have been publicly criticized. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hailed the decision as long overdue. While proponents have harped on the economic positives, they have offered no proof of substantial jobs created beyond construction and maintenance of the pipeline. Read More

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Crocodile Kills Australian Man Wading Through Northern Territory

Crocodile Kills Australian Man Wading Through Northern Territory

The passengers shouted for help from the roof of the 4X4 until a passer-by heard them and contacted emergency services. The man was reportedly in the company of two women who watched the horrific and tragic incident unfold. Saltwater crocodiles became a protected species under Australian federal law in 1971, since when estimated population numbers have soared from about 3,000 to more than 80,000 in the Northern Territory alone. Read More

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China hits back at Trump, says one-China policy is 'non-negotiable'

So far, Beijing has reiterated its refusal to negotiate on Taiwan and has pushed for positive cooperation with the USA, though state-run media have printed several strongly worded editorials attacking Mr. Why should we still keep the "One China " policy? China Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated in a statement that the "government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China ". Read More

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Upset Chinese relatives of missing MH370 passengers demand search to continue

He also defended the suspension following criticism from relatives. The Malaysian Airlines plane vanished on the way to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. "It continues to be frustrating and we just hope they will continue to search". The family of Tan Ah Meng, 46, who was on-board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing in 2014, has appealed for the search efforts to be continued. Read More

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Bosnian Serb Nationalist Leader Dismisses US Sanctions

The imposition of the sanctions "have nothing to do with the visa request", said a USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding that the invitation to the ball was extended to Dodik by a congressman who he did not identity. Dodik said he hoped President-elect Donald Trump's administration would bring about changes in USA foreign policy. In a separate release issued by the U.S. Read More

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Iraqi army says most of eastern Mosul retaken from Daesh

Abadi said late on Tuesday that IS had been severely weakened in the Mosul campaign, and that the military had begun "moving" against it in western Mosul , without elaborating. Presumably, ISIS terrorists were going to load the plane with explosives and target it on one of convoys of the Iraqi Army. "We haven't seen extremely widespread destruction, we've not seen as many displaced people as the aid agencies were fearing", he said. Read More

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American Red Cross looking for blood donors in our area

American Red Cross looking for blood donors in our area

The American Red Cross is running low on blood and platelets and needs your help to help overcome a shortage caused by severe winter weather across the country. "As a student, I am very fortunate to be working at an organization that encourages blood donations ", Vas said. Although there is not a specific blood type in demand, McGuire recommends that type 0 negative especially look into donating, because "it is a universal type" that can be used in most situations. Read More

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