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Donald Trump's latest comment on feminism leaves Twitterati 'gasping for breath'

Morgan , a vocal Arsenal fan and Wenger critic, used part of a one-on-one interview with the leader of the free world to discuss football. "David Davis has supported her at every step and they are both supported by a very able Civil Service team". [Full Article...]

Venezuela, Spain to expel ambassadors as 'persona non grata'

Venezuela, Spain to expel ambassadors as 'persona non grata' The EU on Friday condemned Venezuela for expelling the Spanish ambassador and called for the decision to be reversed and diplomatic relations to remain in place. The seven include former president of the national assembly, Diosdado Cabello, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol and the chief justice of the supreme court, Maikel Moreno. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Five soldiers killed in Daesh attack on military academy in Kabul

Afghanistan: Five soldiers killed in Daesh attack on military academy in Kabul Monday's attack comes two days after a massive Taliban-claimed suicide auto bombing in the city that killed over 100 people and left more than 230 people injured. Afghan military institutions are frequently targeted by militants. Saturday's blast in one of the most heavily protected parts of the city, close to foreign embassies and government buildings, was the worst seen in the Afghan capital s... [Full Article...]

Man dies in Nair Hospital after getting sucked into MRI machine

Man dies in Nair Hospital after getting sucked into MRI machine They also refused to claim Maru's body from the JJ Hospital unless action was taken. He was allegedly allowed to enter the MRI room at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital with a metal oxygen cylinder, which was helping the patient breathe. Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Deepak Deoraj said Dr. Shah and the ward boy, Vittal Chavan, were arrested on Sunday evening and charged with causing death due to ... [Full Article...]

UK Brexit chief pledges host of new trade deals for Britain

UK Brexit chief pledges host of new trade deals for Britain Amid reports that Eurosceptics are also anxious that Mrs May was being bounced into a "soft Brexit" by civil servants as she lacks authority, a Number 10 source said: "The PM triggered Article 50, she set direction of the Brexit negotiations in her Lancaster House and Florence speeches and personally secured the deal that led to sufficient progress". [Full Article...]

US Judiciary Committee to Release Transcripts of Trump Tower Meeting Interviews

US Judiciary Committee to Release Transcripts of Trump Tower Meeting Interviews Donald Trump Jr. accepted the meeting after being offered dirt on Hillary Clinton from Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and Trump family associate. Grassley said on Thursday Feinstein's action "spooked" other potential witnesses, including Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner . Grassley said they will be redacted before they were released, and he was unsure about the timing.Fein... [Full Article...]

South Korean hospital hearth kills at the very least 37, injures scores

South Korean hospital hearth kills at the very least 37, injures scores Fire in a South Korean hospital, has led to the death of 37 people, and injuring 130 more. The death toll rose rapidly throughout the morning as some of those initially pulled from the blaze succumbed to their injuries. President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency meeting with senior advisers and expressed regret over the blaze. The hospital has been operating since 2008. [Full Article...]

Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy

Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy A procession is expected to be flagged off here and will end in Freedom Park which is two kilometres away. The Mahadayi river (Mandovi in Goa ) rises in the Western Ghats in Karnataka's Belagavi district. As a tit-for-tat, the BJP has made a decision to call for a bandh in those districts that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to visit a week later. [Full Article...]

[Update] Vice President Pence Confirms US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

[Update] Vice President Pence Confirms US Embassy Move to Jerusalem The step will represent a fundamental change and an unjustified bias in the neutral position of the United States at a time when everyone looks forward to seeing the United States of America working to achieve the desired ends in the peace process, the statement said. [Full Article...]

SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6 American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed. " Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. The megarocket's launch will represent another major first for Musk and his company's pursuit of re-usability. The world's largest rocket is essentially a trio of Falcon 9 cores bound together. [Full Article...]

Toronto billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, police say

Toronto billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, police say Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes, of the homicide squad, said thousands of hours of investigation have led police to that conclusion. They were bothfully clothed and wearing coats pulled down over their shoulders. He was the 15th richest person in Canada, with an estimated fortune of €2.94 billion ($3.65 billion), according to Canadian Business magazine. She said she understood their concerns about the p... [Full Article...]

Dutch spies watched as Russians hacked US Democrats

Dutch spies watched as Russians hacked US Democrats According to the report , the Dutch intelligence agency also likely contributed to the FBI's investigation into Russia's alleged attempt to influence the 2016 USA election. The other important question that arises from the Dutch story is, if the US had specific evidence of the breach and earlier APT 29 efforts, as well as pictures from the security camera at the group's "office", why aren't the... [Full Article...]

Black Ferns eye up Sydney sevens trophy

Black Ferns eye up Sydney sevens trophy But the new, three-day Sydney 7s format featuring a stand-alone Sunday final hasn't played on the team's nerves, according to Olympic champion Alicia Quirk. England had got their campaign Down Under off the flawless start as they beat Dubail finalists U.S. 28-24 in pool B, as Breach scored two tries on her first appearance since switching to the sevens programme full-time. [Full Article...]

SunPower plans to stop United States expansion due to Trump tariff

SunPower plans to stop United States expansion due to Trump tariff To talk about all of this, we're joined by Brian Eckhouse. The U.S. solar industry was split over the trade barriers. What are the biggest challenges that US solar companies face today? BRIAN ECKHOUSE: Thanks for having me. Partly it's about blue-collar voters, who still imagine that Trump can bring back coal jobs. "It's gonna dampen the job growth", she said. ECKHOUSE: From the point of... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court halts Alabama execution

Supreme Court halts Alabama execution Vernon Madison was convicted [ cert. petition , PDF] in Alabama of murdering a police officer in 1985. Madison was sentenced to death for killing officer Julius Schulte in the city of Mobile. They also argue that a judge shouldn't have sentenced Madison to death when jurors recommended life imprisonment. The Supreme Court ruled previous year that he is smart enough to understand why he is bein... [Full Article...]

Somalia Voices Support to Turkey's Afrin Operation to Clear Terrorist Groups

Somalia Voices Support to Turkey's Afrin Operation to Clear Terrorist Groups The Turkish operation appears limited exclusively against Kurdish militias that control the city and its countryside. The Turkish offensive has further strained ties between Ankara and Washington , which has supported the Kurdish forces under attack. [Full Article...]

Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine rises

Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine rises Joao De Macedo said residents of the building he manages all left three days ago. Nearly 400 Parisians were forced to make a dramatic escape from their homes on Saturday (27 January), paddling away in small boats amid warnings that the River Seine may overflow its banks . [Full Article...]

Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment furor

Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment furor Meehan, a member of the House Ethics Committee, which is responsible for investigating misconduct, has since been removed from the panel by House Speaker Paul Ryan. The settlement, which is reported to be thousands of dollars, was kept secret. Meehan submitted a letter to his campaign chairman on Thursday announcing his decision to step down at the end of his term in 2018. [Full Article...]

US Imposes Fresh New Sanctions on North Korea

US Imposes Fresh New Sanctions on North Korea The blacklisting also signals Washington's growing frustration with China and Russian Federation - two of North Korea's key geopolitical partners who have resisted punitive financial measures in the past - on failing to reign in on companies which still have dealings with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Mayors boycott Trump summit as DOJ threatens 'sanctuary cities'

Mayors boycott Trump summit as DOJ threatens 'sanctuary cities' In 2017, one of these grant programs - the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant - provided almost $6 million to Florida law enforcement agencies, including about $60,000 that went to the West Palm Beach Police Department. Other mayors from major USA cities across the country also expressed their displeasure at the DOJ's decision, calling it insulting and saying they were already in compl... [Full Article...]


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