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Syria war: United States strikes on IS headquarters 'kills 150 militants'

Syria war: United States strikes on IS headquarters 'kills 150 militants' Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the coalition, told the news network that the target of the strike was IS headquarters and command control centre. Meanwhile, Turkey said its military have killed at least two hundred and sixty Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day offensives into Afrin region of the northwest Syria. [Full Article...]

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China Macron took the podium after German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who stepped up to the defence of global free trade as business and political leaders braced for Trump's arrival. Macron demanded the European Union "deliver a reform of Europe", saying the European Union had to "fix some short-term issues, on energy, on digital, migration and investment". [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena not to align with BJP for 2019 Lok Sabha

Shiv Sena not to align with BJP for 2019 Lok Sabha The Shiv Sena yesterday chose to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on its own strength even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed confidence that the BJP-Sena government will last a full term. Nothing but frustration came of the negotiations and the Shiv Sena, while sticking with the BJP as an ally at the Centre, went head-to-head against it in the state e... [Full Article...]

Canada First: Justin Trudeau Strikes Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, Without US

Canada First: Justin Trudeau Strikes Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, Without US The PMO later apologized for the late notice and promised to provide a summary of what it called a "last-minute pull-aside". The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership will include all countries that were previously attached to the TPP except the United States, which baccked out of the trade agreement at the direction of President Donald Trump shortly after he assumed office... [Full Article...]

After False Nuclear Alarm, Hawaii Governor Didn't Know His Twitter Password

After False Nuclear Alarm, Hawaii Governor Didn't Know His Twitter Password Mr Ige insisted measured had now been taken to ensure the incident is never repeated. [I] thought it was pretty amusing how someone accidentally sends out an alert like that. A missile warning was issued for Hawaii only a few weeks ago. "Our coach texted us telling us to go downstairs", Canty said. "It's all integrated, not just for North America, but it's integrated worldwide". [Full Article...]

Three Sixers to play in Rising Stars Challenge

Three Sixers to play in Rising Stars Challenge He also ranks third in the National Basketball Association in free throw shooting percentage at 92.4%. Bogdanovic is averaging 11.4 points, seventh among rookies, and 3.0 assists. Three Lakers, including Ball, made the cut and will get to play in front of a hometown crowd. On Wednesday evening, the National Basketball Association announced all the players who will be participating in the game on... [Full Article...]

Duggan, Fouts, and other MI mayors summoned to meet with Trump

Duggan, Fouts, and other MI mayors summoned to meet with Trump Mayors from around the country, who convened this week in Washington , DC, sought to exact revenge by pulling out of a Wednesday afternoon meeting with President Trump at the last minute. About four blocks away from the White House , de Blasio - who on Twitter called the letter from DOJ a "racist attack" - accused Trump of a bait and switch. [Full Article...]

CA torture parents traveled to Huntsville for 'weird' sexual encounters, sister says

CA torture parents traveled to Huntsville for 'weird' sexual encounters, sister says They have since been accused of torture, false imprisonment and child abuse for allegedly keeping their children - ranging in age from 2 to 29 - shackled inside their home, allowing them to shower only once a year, beating them routinely and giving them just one rationed meal a day. [Full Article...]

Even the Pope thinks fake news is a scourge

Even the Pope thinks fake news is a scourge In his annual social communications message, the pope said , "In today's fast-paced information age, I call for a shared commitment to rediscover the "dignity of journalism" and for reporters to speak the truth with a journalism that is "truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines". [Full Article...]

Cape City water disaster: 'My spouse doesn't bathe any extra'

Cape City water disaster: 'My spouse doesn't bathe any extra' Mayor Patricia de Lille said last week that more than 60 percent of residents are using too much water and threatened them with fines. "Our mandate for water provision and support knows no politics and we will not be drawn into petty political squabbles whilst the people and economy of the Western Cape are on the verge of a possible water supply blackout". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom charity Presidents Club closes amid harassment allegation at all-male dinner

United Kingdom charity Presidents Club closes amid harassment allegation at all-male dinner The event was hosted by comedian and children's author David Walliams. This year's fundraiser was attended by 360 figures from British business, politics and finance, and WPP sponsored a table as it has in previous years. - A source close to Boris Johnson said the foreign secretary was not aware lunch with him was being auctioned at the event. Reuters contacted Ritchie's Residential Land compa... [Full Article...]

Serena Williams returning to competitors for US Fed Cup crew

Serena Williams returning to competitors for US Fed Cup crew Serena last played in April 2015; Venus in February 2016. Joining the tea is CoCo Vandeweghe, a semifinalist at the Australian Open and U.S. Open a year ago. "Also to have her playing Fed Cup, it's always fun to be on a team with Serena". The decision to withdraw came after Williams' 2017 French Open loss against Jelena Ostapenko on December 30, her first match since giving birth. [Full Article...]

David Davis savaged in Parliament over false dreams for Brexit

David Davis savaged in Parliament over false dreams for Brexit Davis replied that in the future Britain would no longer be bound by the rules of membership of the EU's custom union that are now preventing it from negotiating trade deals with nations outside the EU. "What the commission and [EU negotiator Michel] Barnier have said is they want to conclude it [by] Christmas 2020 ..." The assumption is that this will take place on the EU's terms: Britain will ... [Full Article...]

Drone strike kills two suspected militants near Pak-Afghan border

Drone strike kills two suspected militants near Pak-Afghan border A mid-level Afghan commander of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network was killed Wednesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, days after Afghan authorities blamed the group for attacking a luxury Kabul hotel. The Pakistan Foreign Office issued a statement condemning the strike "carried out by the Resolute Support Mission". "Pakistan has also been stressing the need... [Full Article...]

Senate confirms new Health Secretary Alex Azar

Senate confirms new Health Secretary Alex Azar The Senate voted Tuesday to advance Alex Azar's nomination for HHS secretary, according to The Hill . Every Republican senator except for Rand Paul of Kentucky voted in support of Azar along with six Democrats and Independent Sen. [Full Article...]

Dreamers' Protections Could 'Morph Into' Citizenship in 10,12 Years

Dreamers' Protections Could 'Morph Into' Citizenship in 10,12 Years As a March 5 deadline approaches that could see deportations, Democrats are intensifying efforts to finally pass a bill to protect DACA recipients about 16 years after the DREAM Act first introduced. "If the Republicans said we are ending same-sex marriage, but we promise Democrats a vote later; or we approve of oil drilling in every national park, but you'll have a vote later - do you think the D... [Full Article...]

Top Dems call on Twitter, Facebook to investigate Russian bot campaign

Top Dems call on Twitter, Facebook to investigate Russian bot campaign The memo referred to in the hashtag was written by Republican staffers and purportedly contains evidence showing that the Department of Justice and the FBI have conducted a corrupt investigation against President Trump regarding his possible collusion with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 elections in his favor. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation pulls 'despicable' Death of Stalin from cinemas

Russian Federation pulls 'despicable' Death of Stalin from cinemas He said his ministry had told the film's distributor it was inappropriate to release the film on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the victorious World War II Battle of Stalingrad in which so many Soviet soldiers lost their lives fighting for a city which bore Stalin's name. [Full Article...]

Blagojevich PR man killed in Afghan attack

Blagojevich PR man killed in Afghan attack Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry, said on Tuesday that security forces also defused a vehicle full of explosives near the hotel after the siege ended. Meanwhile a number of economic commentators have said that attacks on employees at private sector companies in the country will have serious economic consequences. [Full Article...]

One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation

One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation The State Department didn't recognize the couple's marriage, the lawsuit said, and only granted citizenship to the boy whose biological mother was born and raised in the U.S. They seek statements that the State Department has acted unconstitutionally in enforcing this policy as well as a permanent injunction barring the department from treating married same-sex couples differently than married h... [Full Article...]


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