• Pence: North Korea 'the most tyrannical regime on the planet'

    Pence: North Korea 'the most tyrannical regime on the planet'

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    In Tokyo, Pence announced new sanctions on North Korea that he promised would be the toughest ever, due to be unveiled soon. Tillerson was reacting to Vice President Mike Pence's remarks to the Washington Post on Sunday that the Trump administration is now willing to sit down and talk with North Korea.
  • Narrow DACA Deal Fails In Senate As Immigration Votes Begin

    Narrow DACA Deal Fails In Senate As Immigration Votes Begin

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    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has his own bill that extends DACA for 3 years and border security funding. Republicans weighed whether they could back a proposal that didn't address all four "pillars" the White House wanted - including an end to the diversity visa lottery and an overhaul of legal immigration .
  • Turkey urged to refocus its Syria fight against IS

    Turkey urged to refocus its Syria fight against IS

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    Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the Brussels Nato meeting on Wednesday, Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said talks with his Turkish counterpart had been open, but hard. Turkish officials alleged the staff members had ties to cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of being responsible for a deadly failed coup in 2016 .
  • Bannon 'refuses to answer' questions in Russian Federation investigation

    Bannon 'refuses to answer' questions in Russian Federation investigation

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    CNN reported Thursday that Bannon claimed to have been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege in response to a broad range of questions. Such a charge could still be pursued if Bannon refuses to answer the committee's questions. "I think he should answer our questions", Conaway, who runs the panel's Russian Federation investigation, said Thursday.
  • Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

    Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

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    Beyond the political reality in Ethiopia , Desalegn came to power at a time when Ethiopia's economy was starting to grow. But whatever it is labelled, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation is setting the stage for a crucial succession race, that is likely to shape the future course of a country rocked by violent unrest and political instability.
  • Nepal gets a new Prime Minister

    Nepal gets a new Prime Minister

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    President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Oli along with two ministers, Lalbabu Pandit and Tham Maya Thapa. Nepal held parliamentary elections in November and December but the formation of the new government had been delayed because the Election Commission declined to declare the final results until the election of the upper house of parliament , which was held last week.
  • Palestinians return weapons stolen from IDF soldiers ambushed in Jenin

    Palestinians return weapons stolen from IDF soldiers ambushed in Jenin

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    The Palestinians, who claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, saw Trump's announcement as unfairly taking sides with Israel. Haaretz commentator Anshel Pfeffer praised the judge's order as a "stroke of genius" that would "prevent the court from becoming a media circus and providing Tamimi, her family, lawyers and activists with a convenient opportunity to put the occupation on trial".
  • Trump, Republicans Confident They'll Win PR Battle If DACA Fails

    Trump, Republicans Confident They'll Win PR Battle If DACA Fails

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    The Trump administration announced on September 5 that it would wind down the program, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling Obama's executive action creating DACA an "unconstitutional exercise of authority". Republicans have a slim majority and any measure will need around a dozen Democratic votes to succeed. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been absent in recent weeks battling cancer.
  • Devastated Iraq seeks $90 billion for reconstruction

    Devastated Iraq seeks $90 billion for reconstruction

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    He said the figure was based on a study by Iraqi and worldwide experts, who assessed the impact of the conflict that left large swathes of the country destroyed and approximately 2.5 million people displaced. Arriving in Kuwait for the conference, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said his country would "stand by the Iraqi people forever". "There may be donor fatigue, but no one today can tell me there isn't money".
  • Quirky Valentine's Day gift lures Rocky lovers

    Quirky Valentine's Day gift lures Rocky lovers

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    We have got lilies, mixed flowers, pink roses, balloons, teddy bears, chocolates. The flowers are competitively priced and whatever the business does make on sales, 25-percent of the profits go to a good cause. Monday represented the calm before the storm, which will roll in Tuesday. It's no longer left until the last minute, as the majority (32%) of Valentine's purchases in South Africa are made on the 11th February.
  • Ryan: White House should condemn domestic violence

    Ryan: White House should condemn domestic violence

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    UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): On Wednesday, Gowdy sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asking for information about the White House's security clearance process and what information about Porter officials had when the decision was made to grant Porter a temporary one.
  • At Least 3 Shot Near NSA Campus

    At Least 3 Shot Near NSA Campus

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    The statement said weapons were fired but "preliminary reports do not presently indicate that there are injuries attributable to gunfire". Larry Whitley, a spokesman for Fort Meade police, said one person was injured in the incident and taken to a hospital.
  • US intelligences: US 2018 elections under attack by Russia

    US intelligences: US 2018 elections under attack by Russia

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    Russian Federation was at the center of the committee's annual hearing on worldwide threats where the heads of the nation's top spy agencies were represented, a group which also included Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. "It's a serious threat, especially when the leader of the government continues to deny that it exists". Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Republican chairman of the committee.
  • ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

    ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

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    Hours later, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan at 23rd Street, another pressure-cooker bomb blew up inside of a Dumpster, blowing out windows of nearby buildings and projecting shrapnel hundreds of yards away. Rahimi's first explosive went off on the morning of September 17, 2016, in Seaside Park, New Jersey, along a route for a Semper Five Marine Corps Charity 5K., No one was injured because the race had been miraculously delayed from its 9 a.m.