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Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo 'publicity-seeking' actresses

Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo 'publicity-seeking' actresses She also said that she had never been sexually harassed during the course of her career, and suggested that it was "charming" when men commented on her appearance. Ansari released a statement confirming parts of her statement but added: "It was true that everything did seem okay to me". Bardot said she "has nearly no contact these days with the entertainment industry" other than phone calls from... [Full Article...]

Suspect in California deputies' deaths removed from court

Suspect in California deputies' deaths removed from court He is on trial for the alleged murders of Sacramento sheriff's deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's detective Michael Davis Jr . during a 2014 crime spree. "The only thing I [expletive] regret is I only killed two", he added, reported Fox40. Bracamontes directed some of his cursing toward his brother on the stand as he was removed from the courtroom. [Full Article...]

USA cuts $65M in Palestinian aid for now, prompting United Nations donations appeal

USA cuts $65M in Palestinian aid for now, prompting United Nations donations appeal The U.S. State Department Spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said "the fund was are Frozen for future consideration". But in early January, about two weeks after the United Nations vote, Trump tweeted that, "we pay the Palestinians HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect". [Full Article...]

Despite warnings, USA loses Jerusalem vote

Despite warnings, USA loses Jerusalem vote It passed despite intimidation by US President Donald Trump , who had threatened on Wednesday to eliminate financial aid to member states who would vote against his decision, while Nikki Haley , the US ambassador to the United Nations , had warned that she would be "taking names" of those countries. [Full Article...]

Su-Wei Hsieh shocks Garbine Muguruza in straight sets

Su-Wei Hsieh shocks Garbine Muguruza in straight sets The 24-year-old sent down 21 aces and 57 winners in the match and was broken three times in the opening set. The Taiwanese-Chinese duo saved four of six break points and converted four of six, hitting 19 winners on their way to a second-round clash with Lesley Kerkhove of the Netherlands and Lidziya Marozava of Belarus, who defeated Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine and Makoto Ninomiya of Japan 7-6 (... [Full Article...]

U.S. ambassador says Trump policy in Afghanistan is working

U.S. ambassador says Trump policy in Afghanistan is working Making it clear that the United States had set no preconditions for talks, the expectation, she said, was that at the end of the process there should be no terrorism and there should be an end to the violence. Ghani also called on the Taliban group to adopt the peace strategy and said the group should participate in intra-Afghan peace talks if they consider themselves Afghans and refrain from su... [Full Article...]

Cape Town tightens water restrictions

Cape Town tightens water restrictions If it happens, Cape Town would become the first major city in the world to shut down entirely the supply of running water in all of its homes. "There is a real risk that residents will have to queue". Mayor Patricia de Lille briefing the media on the water crisis in Cape Town on 18 January 2018. In a possible sign of things to come, security guards have been monitoring a steady flow of cars a... [Full Article...]

U.S. could use some 'good old global warming' during cold snap

U.S. could use some 'good old global warming' during cold snap The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains that while warming has not been uniform across the planet, the long-term temperature trend is upward. In 2015, he wrote: "It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal". He added, "So the notion that "there's cold weather happening somewhere so global warming is not happening" is well unders... [Full Article...]

Trump calls Bob Dole 'a true American hero'

Trump calls Bob Dole 'a true American hero' Rep. Scott Schwab, R-Olathe, who is now speaker pro tem of the Kansas House, shared a more personal memory of meeting Dole during his first, and unsuccessful, campaign for a House seat in 1994. The afternoon featured some levity as well. "Senator Dole never stopped working to make his country a better place", added Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shumer, D-New York. [Full Article...]

Facebook expands its investigation into possible Russian intervention in Brexit referendum

Facebook expands its investigation into possible Russian intervention in Brexit referendum Simon Milner , Facebook UK's policy director, has written to Damian Collins, the chair of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, promising to fully investigate the claims in the coming weeks. Mr Collins welcomed Facebook's promise to expand their investigation and said he would "look forward to reviewing their findings". "We have considered your request and can confirm that our... [Full Article...]

Trump blames Russian Federation for helping North Korea evade sanctions

Trump blames Russian Federation for helping North Korea evade sanctions China has criticised the Vancouver talks - hosted by the USA and Canada and which exclude both Beijing and Moscow - and called for sanctions discussions to remain within the United Nations framework. The launch is the 17th since February. North Koreans "know exactly how the situation developed in Iraq", Putin said, pointing to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in spite of the country abandoning its nu... [Full Article...]

Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand headed to Texas

Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand headed to Texas Grimes away from CT; that means Grimes both preceded and succeeded Hand. Grimes, a 28-year coaching veteran, has stops at Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, East Carolina, Mississippi State and Kansas prior to his stints at Arkansas State, Auburn, Cincinnati and UConn. [Full Article...]

Fishermen dive into water at last minute before speedboat smashes into them

Fishermen dive into water at last minute before speedboat smashes into them Larsen uses a motorized scooter for transportation on land, and conceded to police that he should have been standing while he was driving the boat. Fortunately for Maess, a sports video camera caught the terrifying moment when he and passengers Christopher McMahon and Roni Durham had to abruptly abandon ship before a 31-foot motorboat piloted by Marlin Lee Larsen barreled right toward them witho... [Full Article...]

DHS secretary twists herself into pretzel to avoid confirming Trump's "shithole" remark

DHS secretary twists herself into pretzel to avoid confirming Trump's Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee , was asked by Sen. Nielsen: "I did hear tough language from Senator Graham, yes sir". Nielsen replied that Trump was discussing immigration "from a merit-based perspective" and that he wanted immigrants "with skills who can assimilate and contribute to the United States , moving a... [Full Article...]

Varadkar attacks European Union 'hypocrisy' on tax rates

Varadkar attacks European Union 'hypocrisy' on tax rates The Taoiseach also denied being part of a conspiracy with the likes of former British prime minister Tony Blair and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to thwart Brexit . The European Commission president said the United Kingdom could apply to rejoin under Article 49 of the Lisbon Treaty even after it leaves the EU in March 2019 - if the Government or British people want to "find a way out" of Brexi... [Full Article...]

Out of 4 Convicted of Terrorism are Immigrants

Out of 4 Convicted of Terrorism are Immigrants The director of the Center on National Security at the Fordham University School of Law, Karen Greenberg, said the percentage of USA -born individuals indicted for terrorism is now 54 percent, which is far beyond the 27 percent conviction rate Trump administration touted in its report in a bid to obscure "the fact that the number of US -born worldwide terrorism defendants have doubled". [Full Article...]

Missed Lionel Messi penalty costs Barcelona in Copa del Rey derby defeat

Missed Lionel Messi penalty costs Barcelona in Copa del Rey derby defeat The result ended Atletico's four-game winning run. I repeat, FC Barcelona have lost a game of football. Espanyol's Oscar Melendo celebrates after scoring the first goal against Barcelona. Barcelona coasted in the first meeting between the two sides this season, winning 5-0 on September 9 thanks to a Messi hat trick and goals from Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez. [Full Article...]

Agni V, India's first ICBM, successfully test-fired: Things to know

Agni V, India's first ICBM, successfully test-fired: Things to know The Agni-V missile, with a range of about 3,100 miles, has been in the works for several decades, a tweet from India's congress said. India is believed to have around 120 to 130 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, according to the Federation of American Scientists , compared to several thousand for the US. [Full Article...]

GOP senator: The way Congress makes deals 'pretty much sucks'

GOP senator: The way Congress makes deals 'pretty much sucks' But since Republicans control the House, no Democratic votes are needed there - and Meadows acknowledged that the GOP is likely to take the blame if a measure to keep the government open fails in the House. "It's baffling to me that Democrats would be willing to block funding for our military because of unrelated issues", Ryan said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. [Full Article...]

26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg visits Nariman House

26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg visits Nariman House Moshe came to Mumbai on Tuesday, returning to the place where he was orphaned nine years ago in the terror attack. The Israel Prime Minister then laid wreath at the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack memorial opposite the Gateway of India and visited the Chabad House (earlier known as Nariman House), in nearby Colaba - both in south Mumbai . [Full Article...]


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