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Obamacare Replacement Plan Will Insure All

Obamacare Replacement Plan Will Insure All These rallies come just a couple of days after the US House of Representatives started the process this week to repeal Obamacare . Trump was coy about his plan to convince Congress to pass his plan: "I think we will get approval". [Full Article...]

Palestinians welcome Paris summit statement: PLO

Abas specifically praised the support given to the two-state solution, which implies the creation of a Palestinian state with capital in East Jerusalem. Speaking briefly to reporters, Abbas reiterated his opposition to the possible transfer of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as President-elect Donald Trump had indicated he might do. [Full Article...]

Adama Barrow Gambia's president-elect in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

The victor of December's presidential election in The Gambia says there is no need for President Yahya Jammeh to seek asylum and he is confident direct talks can solve the crisis. But after initially accepting the election result, Jammeh went back on his decision. Sirleaf responded that it's a good idea if Jammeh puts his request in a written statement in which he pledges to follow the constit... [Full Article...]

Serbia says Kosovo wants war as neighbours row over Serb nationalist train

Kosovo police blocked the entry on Saturday of a train from Serbia painted in the colours of the Serbian flag and with the words "Kosovo is Serbia" printed down the side, in a standoff seen as a test for the tiny Balkan country. 2008 - Kosovo unilaterally declares independence. Mr Haradinaj has twice been cleared of such charges at the United Nations, but Serbia insists he should be extradited. [Full Article...]

Gambia president files injunction to bar swearing in of president-elect

Gambia president files injunction to bar swearing in of president-elect Going by the recent position adopted by the African Union (AU), that it will no longer recognise Yahya Jammeh as President of The Gambia, the continental body would in principle turn to Adama Barrow as the country's leader for official relations. [Full Article...]

White House: We Didn't Coordinate Flynn Call to Russian Ambassador

But Spicer said the two men spoke a day earlier, on December 28, and discussed setting up a call between Trump and Putin after Trump's inauguration on January 20. However, Flynn has also expressed scepticism about Moscow's intentions - a view that does not seem to fit Trump's vision of closer ties with Moscow. [Full Article...]

ISIS Collapses in East Mosul … Fighting Centers at University

Iraqi forces now control the eastern sides of three of the city's five bridges that span the Tigris river connecting Mosul's east to west. Warplanes from the USA -led coalition bombed the city's bridges late a year ago in an effort to isolate ISIS fighters in the city's east by disrupting resupply routes. [Full Article...]

Princess Margaret's Former Husband Lord Snowdon Dies at 86

Princess Margaret's Former Husband Lord Snowdon Dies at 86 Princess Margaret may have married Antony Armstrong-Jones, but the love of her life was Group Captain Peter Townsend. Photo agency Camera Press confirmed his passing with a short statement, "The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017". [Full Article...]

Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th

Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th Welcome aboard the most metal flight of your lives. The famed Finnair flight travels from Copenhagen (CPH) to Helsinki ( HEL ) on a fairly regular basis, and is plenty amusing on most days. The phenomenon of Friday the 13th being unlucky isn't as common a connotation in some European countries-both 13 and 666 have negative associations from the Bible-to the point where some planes have a 1... [Full Article...]

More Kim Kardashian Robbery Suspects Have Reportedly Been Charged

More Kim Kardashian Robbery Suspects Have Reportedly Been Charged They included: armed robbery in an organized gang; kidnapping; criminal association; illegal possession of firearms - including a Kalashnikov rifle - and ammunition; use of forged papers and a fake identity, and complicity. Khloe Kardashian, sister to Kim, called the filing of charges a "kind of closure" and called the robbery a "disgusting act" in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday,... [Full Article...]

Nerve-shredding avalanche video shows snowboarder cheat death

Nerve-shredding avalanche video shows snowboarder cheat death In a horror clip posted to Facebook, snowboarder Tom Oye is seen enjoying the stunning views across Whistler ski resort in Vancouver, Canada. CBC also said that Oye received the pack as a birthday gift in December, and in another Facebook video, he showed off how the device inflates. [Full Article...]

Renault F1 OK with team principal exit

Vasseur, who ran the highly successful ART GP team before moving to F1 with Renault past year, cited a "too many chiefs" policy at the French outfit as his main reason for leaving, claiming that there were too many people in senior management roles each with their own agenda - a theme not uncommon in F1. [Full Article...]

IranAir takes delivery of first Airbus jet post-sanctions

Managing Director of the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air), Farhad Parvaresh, said on Wednesday that January 11, when the first A321 Airbus Aircraft was delivered to Iran in Toulouse, France, marks a crucial day for Iran Air and in history of the Iran-EU relations. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court dismisses plea to allow Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu

Both the ruling AIADMK party and opposition DMK came out with statements portraying the importance of Jallikattu to Tamil culture, and vowed to push the Centre in this regard. The court had earlier questioned the Centre for its January 2016 notification allowing bulls to be used in events like Jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals can not be "negated". [Full Article...]

EC issues notice to Sakshi Maharaj for his anti Muslim remarks

On January 6th, Maharaj had indirectly targetted Muslims for the population growth of the country at public meeting in Meerut. "Those who talk about four wives and 40 children are responsible", he had said. The Election Commission, in its notice, said the Model Code of Conduct is clear that there should be no appeal to caste or communal feelings, and also cited the Supreme Court judgement that hel... [Full Article...]

Cyprus peace talks to focus on federal boundaries

Cyprus peace talks to focus on federal boundaries Disputes over the east Mediterranean island have on several occasions brought North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Turkey has 30,000 troops in northern Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots, fearful of past experiences since the 1960s when they were targeted by Greek Cypriot nationalists, want Turkish guarantees to continue. [Full Article...]

Shoe Thrown At Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal During Rally In Punjab

But memory of a series of incidents involving the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib a year ago, and alleged government inactivity over the case, has angered many locals. "Here is clear proof that our opponents have conceded defeat in these elections and were now resorting to such disruptive tactics", he said. Badal was leaving the village after addressing a group of people in Lambi. [Full Article...]

Andrei Lugovoi slams U.S. blacklist of Russians as 'spite'

The biggest name added to the list was that of Aleksandr I. Bastrykin, who reports directly to Putin and has carried out political investigations on his behalf, said a report in the New York Times. Also added to the list are two lesser known officials, Stanislav Gordievsky and Gennady Plaksin. The administration also ordered the closure of two Russian compounds in NY and Maryland. [Full Article...]

Twin blasts near Afghan Parliament

The number of casualties is expected to rise as the blast occurred during the late afternoon hours, when most of the workers were moving out towards their homes. "They were all civilians", said Sediq Sediqqi, the interior ministry spokesman. The initial attack appears to have been carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest with a secondary explosion caused by a truck bomb. [Full Article...]

Pound hits new low after Theresa May's Brexit remarks

Pound hits new low after Theresa May's Brexit remarks The German DAX slipped 0.3 percent and France's CAC 40 index eased half a percent, while the drop in pound drove the U.K.'s FTSE 100 up 0.4 percent to another record high. "Sterling was not helped by Brexit-related headlines in relation to the difficulties that lie ahead for the United Kingdom in its EU-exit negotiations", said AIB economist John Fahy. [Full Article...]


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