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Trump orders strategy within 30 days for IS defeat

In his Senate confirmation hearing, Mattis said he believed the United States already had a strategy that would allow the American military to regain control of Raqqa. will fund this initiative, the document showed. Trump, who pledged to eradicate the extremist group during the presidential campaign, is reportedly preparing to direct new Defense Secretary James Mattis to more aggressively attack... [Full Article...]

Trump Signed Executive Order that Bars Refugees and Detained Them at Airports

Trump signed the order - which bans the entry of refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - on Friday, saying it's created to "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America". You can read the full petition here . A green card makes foreigners permanent USA residents, meaning if they have left the country prior to or since Friday, they might not be able... [Full Article...]

Belleville to mark Year of the Rooster on Saturday

Belleville to mark Year of the Rooster on Saturday No one recognizes what will occur next in this year . People queue to pray at the Dharma Bakti Temple in the Chinatown area of Jakarta, Indonesia . Beijing's government called on Communist Party cadres and government staff not to set off firecrackers due to environmental concerns, but local media reported air pollution levels in Beijing and several other cities still shot up Friday night and... [Full Article...]

Tulip Siddiq resigns as shadow minister to 'counter May's Brexit from backbenches'

Tulip Siddiq resigns as shadow minister to 'counter May's Brexit from backbenches' Prime Minister Theresa May would like to begin the formal process of Brexit by the end of March. He said: "It will be a clear decision, that we want all of our MPs to support the Article 50 vote when it comes up next week". Stevens' departure follows the resignation of the shadow early years minister Tulip Siddiq yesterday. "Labour very, very badly split, but so far only one resignation from... [Full Article...]

GOP warns Trump about lifting sanctions on Russian Federation

GOP warns Trump about lifting sanctions on Russian Federation U.S. -Russia ties, which deteriorated during the preceding Barack Obama administration, may improve during the Trump administration. Speaking in the White House alongside Mr Trump, Mrs May said today that she had been "very clear" that sanctions had to continue until the Minsk agreement, which calls for the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine, was fully implemented. [Full Article...]

Recapping the latest drama surrounding the Chicago Bulls

Recapping the latest drama surrounding the Chicago Bulls Just like my way of leading is my way of leading when I come out here and I smile and say all these positive things. "I'm sorry but I like controversy", Butler said. "This (expletive) should (expletive) hurt". Hoiberg, for his part, mostly said what you'd expect for a coach who doesn't like to rock the boat but needs to send the message that he's in charge. [Full Article...]

United Nations special envoy for Syria speaks after Astana peace talks

The refugee flow from Syria also has been a major element in the troublesome migration problem in Europe, and in the burden it has placed on neighboring countries, Jordan and Lebanon, to which Syrians have fled as the war has persisted and become more severe, particularly in the recent battle for Aleppo. [Full Article...]

President Trump indicates stance on abortion, restores pro-life Mexico City Policy

President Trump indicates stance on abortion, restores pro-life Mexico City Policy Dutch Minister Lilianne Ploumen announced on Wednesday that The Netherlands is organizing a fund to offset the damage of Trump's global gag rule, The BBC reports . "U.S. assistance for family planning and reproductive health programs for FY 2016 would ensure contraceptive services and supplies for 27 million women and couples and help avert six million unintended pregnancies; 11,000 maternal de... [Full Article...]

Trump to give green light on controversial Keystone oil pipelines

Trump to give green light on controversial Keystone oil pipelines As for the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama rejected the almost 1,200 pipeline stretching across six USA states in November 2015 after a lengthy review by the State Department, CNN reported . On working day two of the Trump administration , it seems worthwhile to set aside the highwire battles over words and inauguration crowd size and look at the concrete actions President Trump has take... [Full Article...]

Success of Syria talks in Astana will help resume Geneva process

Success of Syria talks in Astana will help resume Geneva process The sponsors of the talks in Astana agreed there could be no military solution to the Syrian crisis. The talks in Astana took place on January 23-24, with official representatives from Damascus, Russia, Iran and Turkey having taken part, as well as a delegation from the Syrian opposition. [Full Article...]

Commuter train cuts FedEx truck in two in crash caught on video

Commuter train cuts FedEx truck in two in crash caught on video A police vehicle was in the right place at the right time to inadvertently film the terrifying crash as the train T-bones the helpless parcel truck, rips the trailer away from the cab and sends bits of its cargo scattering like grains of sand. [Full Article...]

Gambian President Barrow to return home Thursday: aide

Gambian President Barrow to return home Thursday: aide Barrow won December's election, but for weeks Jammeh refused to step down, setting off a crisis that saw the new president take his oath of office in neighbouring Senegal last week. Analysts say his exile in Equatorial Guinea is likely due at least in part to the fact that the country is not a party to the International Criminal Court as Morocco, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia who had reportedly offer... [Full Article...]

Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Lab Security Researcher on Charges of Treason

Sergei Mikhailov was detained in connection with a probe into allegations that officers at the agency had received money from an unnamed foreign company via an intermediary who worked at a Russian information security firm, the paper reported citing sources close to the FSB. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump, First Family settle at White House

Melania Trump, First Family settle at White House The first lady was next to her husband when he assumed the presidency on Friday. The sleepy schoolboy caused a storm on social media when viewers noticed his bored expression. Another critical role for the first lady: first advisor. The pro-active partaking of Ivanka in the US Presidential race made many people to think that she is absolutely ready to fulfill the duties of FLOTUS. [Full Article...]

Huge support for Priyanka to play larger role: Congress

Huge support for Priyanka to play larger role: Congress The other high-profile star campaigners named by the Congress include former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, UPCC Chief Raj Babbar, Congress National General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Janardan Dwivedi, Ahmad Pate... [Full Article...]

Trump visits Central Intelligence Agency, slams media during first day in office

Trump visits Central Intelligence Agency, slams media during first day in office The gesture of the visit was an important moment for Trump, who raised doubts about his relationship with USA intelligence agencies by initially casting doubt on their assessment that Russian Federation intervened in the election by hacking Democratic email accounts. [Full Article...]

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave He said he understood why some "people think that "if you so fundamentally reject this country then I'd prefer it if you leave". Despite Rutte's firm remarks, he insisted the solution is "not to tar everyone with the same brush, or insult or expel whole groups", but to "make it crystal clear what is normal, and what is not normal, in our country. [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks issues Twitter plea for copy of Donald Trump's tax returns

During a brief appearance Saturday evening, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer criticised some media outlets' coverage of the inauguration, asserting that Friday's crowd was the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration". It shows the Trump administration's utter lack of respect for facts, and this could be a risky precedent if not checked quickly. "Alternative facts are not fac... [Full Article...]

Turkish MPs approve bill to create executive presidency

The government says the proposals - which will create an executive presidency for the first time in modern Turkey - will ensure a simpler and more effective administration, critics say it will give Erdogan more unchecked power. Turkey has been under a state of emergency for nearly six months following the July 15 failed coup that tried to overthrow Mr Erdogan. The draft constitution states that ... [Full Article...]

DC's Black Adam to be Standalone Movie Starring The Rock

DC's Black Adam to be Standalone Movie Starring The Rock And that would seem to be the angle here, with Johnson looking to find the fun in the DC universe. Johnson has been attached to the role of Black Adam for several years. THR notes that Johnson met with DC Films co-head Geoff Johns last week about the film, which led to a reconfiguration of New Line's Shazam , with both features set to be developed simultaneously. [Full Article...]


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