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International Olympic Committee bans Russian Federation from 2018 Winter Olympics

International Olympic Committee bans Russian Federation from 2018 Winter Olympics Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned for life from the Olympics this week, insisted on Thursday there was no state-backed doping in Russia and slammed the decision to exclude Russia from the 2018 Winter Games. Politicians and athletes earlier reacted with anger and disappointment to the International Olympic Committee decision. In all, it is estimated that more than 1,000 R... [Full Article...]

Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Franken resigns from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims The first allegation against Franken - for which he has apologized - was made by sports broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden, who said he forcibly kissed her, and touched her without consent as she slept, during a 2006 tour entertaining U.S. [Full Article...]

Storm Caroline will pose 'danger to life' with 90mph gusts

Storm Caroline will pose 'danger to life' with 90mph gusts The strong wind warning is valid from 6am until 11.55pm on Thursday, with an amber warning for northern Scotland. Yellow "be aware" alerts have been put on place from 8am on Thursday until 6pm on Saturday with severe weather expected to cause widespread transport disruption. [Full Article...]

Champions League: Messi reacts to Valverde dropping him against Sporting Lisbon, Juventus

Champions League: Messi reacts to Valverde dropping him against Sporting Lisbon, Juventus Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad. " We went through a tough spell ". "I think if we do badly in this World Cup , we all have to disappear from the National Team". "But it's true that we need to improve if we want to be world champions". [Full Article...]

Democrat intends to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump

Democrat intends to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) implored Green and others in the party to shelve the idea. Rep. Al Green (R-Tex.) came to the House floor at 12:13 p.m. The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation should be allowed to continue. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation probe cost $7 million over 5 months, DOJ says

Russian Federation probe cost $7 million over 5 months, DOJ says The news came from German newspaper Handelsblatt , Bloomberg and Reuters, which cited unnamed sources. "The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he'd sent anti-Trump texts to a mistress", the Journal said. [Full Article...]

Yemeni women protest for body of slain leader Saleh

Yemeni women protest for body of slain leader Saleh Dujarric said humanitarian flights, including by the United Nations and the Red Cross, resumed to Sanaa Tuesday morning. Saleh's body, which had appeared in a video by the militias with a gaping head wound, was taken to a rebel-controlled military hospital. [Full Article...]

Flynn said sanctions would be 'ripped up'

Flynn said sanctions would be 'ripped up' The allegation - which suggests the Trump administration was eager to lift sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama and that Flynn may have blurred his public and private roles during his brief run at the White House - was outlined in a letter Cummings sent to Rep. [Full Article...]

Houthi rebels 'in control' of Yemen capital, Saleh forces say claims false

Houthi rebels 'in control' of Yemen capital, Saleh forces say claims false It was a bitter end for the former president who had ruled the north of Yemen and then a united north and south for almost 34 years. Houthi TV announced the "killing of the treacherous leader Ali Abdullah Saleh and his supporters". The Saudi-led coalition imposed a total blockade in October on the country, where almost 80 percent of the people need humanitarian aid to survive. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan Digital Currency Backed by Oil

Venezuelan Digital Currency Backed by Oil President Maduro provided few details about the currency launch, and how he plans to revive the economic situation of his country. Mr. Maduro said Sunday that the new currency would be called the "petro" and be backed by the OPEC nation's abundant oil, gold and mineral reserves. [Full Article...]

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics: IOC

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics: IOC Russian athletes, however, would be able to take part in the Games, the IOC said, as independent competitors "under the Olympic flag". In the 2016 Rio Olympics , the Refugee Olympic Team competed under the Olympic flag. This was reported on the website of the International Olympic Committee. Rodchenkov appeared in filmmakers Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan's critically acclaimed documentary, Ica... [Full Article...]

The World's Largest Starbucks Just Opened In China

The World's Largest Starbucks Just Opened In China Roastery customers are invited to immerse themselves in the first Starbucks augmented reality (AR) experience - accessible through the custom-designed Roastery digital web-app platform or on Alibaba's Taobao app. At the three coffee bars (one of which is 88 feet long), Starbucks will, for the first time, add Chinese vendors to its suppliers list, brewing coffee beans grown in Yunnan, a southern ... [Full Article...]

BJP won because of EVMs, says AAP

BJP won because of EVMs, says AAP Even more significant is the fact that despite BJP taking the cake on 14 of the 16 mayoral seats, its overall vote share has actually come down in comparison to what the party recorded in the last Assembly election in March, 2017, when it propelled to power with a record 324 seats in a 403 member UP house. [Full Article...]

Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year'

Colin Kaepernick makes shortlist for Time's 'Person of the Year' The president was named Person of the Year in 2016 , shortly after being elected. The protests have continued to draw the ire of Trump, who views them as unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military, although the president never served. [Full Article...]

One jawan, two militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir's Qazigund

One jawan, two militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir's Qazigund A civilian was also injured in the firefight, which ensued after militants attacked an Army convoy, said Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia. The militants fired at the patrol team in Qazigund area which has been cordoned off for searches, the officer said. [Full Article...]

India's new port of call

India's new port of call For India, the investment in Chabahar was important since the port will bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass rival Pakistan. When asked whether Iran is prepared for the U.S. to return to sanctions, Mohammad Rastad, Iran's Deputy Transport Minister in ports and maritime affairs, said "Nothing's happened as yet, has it?" New Delhi views the Chabahar p... [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle's the star on royal debut

Meghan Markle's the star on royal debut The city was overrun with crowds of people , members of the press and photographers ahead of the couple's visit. Meghan Markle , fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry , is greeted by well-wishers as she arrives at the Nottingham Contemporary Centre. [Full Article...]

United States ambassador: North Korea missile 'brings us closer to war'

United States ambassador: North Korea missile 'brings us closer to war' North Korea tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15 on November 29, which Pyongyang claims is capable of reaching any target in the continental United States. Ambassador Nikki Haley . While Haley remarked that the "North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed" in such a war, she neglected to mention the damage that South Korea, and possibly the U.S., could also face f... [Full Article...]

Ambassador Haley: US will utterly destroy North Korean regime in war

Ambassador Haley: US will utterly destroy North Korean regime in war The test-fired missile is a Hwasong-15 that is an updated version of an earlier missile, which suggests North Korea has improved its ability to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile, 38 North, a website that monitors and analyzes North Korea, reported after the launch . [Full Article...]

'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games

'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the USA closer to a military conflict. With every missile launch or nuclear test, Kim has improved his country's capabilities, McMaster said. A South Korean defense official confirmed to CNN on Sunday that the United States is sending do... [Full Article...]


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