US, Germany reaffirm North Atlantic Treaty Organisation role despite Trump's criticism

But look, we live in a very risky world". Pence also told ABC News' "This Week" that Trump was just "speaking his mind" when the president took to Twitter to criticize the "so-called judge" who ruled Friday night against the ban. Last year, Trump had criticised the European members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for not paying enough to fund the alliance and said he might reduce USA sup... [Full Article...]

President Trump interview set to air before Super Bowl

President Trump interview set to air before Super Bowl In what has become a pre-Super Bowl tradition, the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, sat down for an interview before the big game. He added: "I say it's better to get along with Russian Federation than not". O'Reilly then said about Putin: "But he's a killer , though". "Let me just tell you - when you see illegals, people that are not citizens and they are on th... [Full Article...]

Sasikala Natarajan to replace Panneerselvam as Tamil Nadu's CM?

Sasikala Natarajan to replace Panneerselvam as Tamil Nadu's CM? Pushpa alleged that the party did not adhere to rules while nominating VK Sasikala to be general secretary after former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death. The buzz over Sasikala's appointment as CM came against the backdrop of the party politically rehabilitating several leaders who were shunned by Jayalalithaa, the charismatic Tamil Nadu leader who died in December after complications fol... [Full Article...]

Damage Control? McCain Phones Australian Ambassador After Trump's Hostile Call With PM

In the scathing tweet, he said: "Do you believe it? I'm a businessman. A deal is a deal". The report on the phone call says Turnbull insisted the new administration honour the agreement, and allow refugees to enter the country on the normal vetting arrangements, which prompted Trump to declare they would be subjected to "extreme vetting". [Full Article...]

El Chapo allowed to appear in court

Coronel, a 27-year-old former beauty queen and mother of Guzman's twins, attended his second court hearing in Brooklyn. "We understand the need for security but we think it has gone above and beyond", said Michelle Gelernt, one of Guzman's court-appointed lawyers. [Full Article...]

Merkel says Turkey must ensure freedom of expression ahead of referendum

Many Muslims argue the phrase "Islamist terrorism" amounts to equating Islam and terror. It will be Merkel's first visit to Turkey since the failed military coup on July 15 a year ago. As long as it is used we need to stand against it. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have 15 days to approve or reject the bill. The phrase is controversial and previous USA president Barack Obama refused ... [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton is writing a book on the 2016 presidential race

Also on her 2017 schedule, she'll return to paid speaking with the Harry Walker Agency, the speakers bureau with whom she had a previous relationship after stepping down in 2013 as secretary of state. Her two unsuccesful runs for president were still significant steps, which Wellesley said have always been part of Clinton's trailblazing role for women. [Full Article...]

Trump's Immigration Order Affects Green Card Holders

Trump's Immigration Order Affects Green Card Holders The move sparked mass protests across the country, including at major worldwide airports. Nearly none of the terrorist attacks carried out in the United States, from the September 11 attacks to the recent spate of so-called "lone wolf" strikes, have been carried out by citizens from the countries listed in Mr. [Full Article...]

Marine Le Pen refuses to repay more than €300000 'misused' European Union funds

Changing its racist and anti-Semitic image has taken time, determination and a bitter family feud. Ms Le Pen had until midnight on Tuesday to repay the money. The investigation however found that Le Pen's assistant was unable to prove she continually resided in Belgium, or indeed regularly worked in Brussels, as stipulated in the contract with the European Parliament. [Full Article...]

Suspect is held in Quebec mosque shooting that killed 6

She says the dead were approximately 35 to 70 years of age. Canadian police have charged French-Canadian university student Alexandra Bissonette with six counts of first-degree murder. He said he doesn't know how many people have been injured but that they've been taken to various across Quebec City. "The investigation is ongoing". Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, appearing shaken, said: "N... [Full Article...]

UN Envoy Plans Syria Peace Talks for February 20

The armed opposition separately stated that no outsiders could choose Syrian representatives to talks, and that it would not accept invitations to negotiations which did not lead to "transition of power to a transitional governing body". They look forward to the resumption of intra-Syrian negotiations, encouraged in this context de Mistura to re-convene negotiations as soon as possible in Geneva, ... [Full Article...]

Trump Sours Relations With Mexico After Tariff Talk

Diplomatic relations have soured fast this month, as the new US administration floated a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports and a meeting between the presidents of the two countries was canceled. While Mexico's most trade with China is in the form of imports, "our exports are also growing", noted Videgaray. Trump reportedly told the Mexican president that he doesn't "need the Mexicans", adding,... [Full Article...]

Major American Tech Firms against Muslim Ban by Trump Office

Major American Tech Firms against Muslim Ban by Trump Office In most price-fixing cases, the parties spend a not insignificant amount of time honing their skills at doing laundry, carpentry and other non-high-tech chores as guests of the federal government. "I think we can do more as a unified front". The President's immigration ban has immediately impacted the tech companies. "We're concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that co... [Full Article...]

Battle rages amid east Ukraine's bloodiest fighting in weeks

Fifteen separatists were killed and 24 others wounded during the operation, he added. Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday that preparations to evacuate the strategic town of Avdiivka, under fire from rebel and government forces, are underway. [Full Article...]

Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen killed

Al-Qaeda chief in Yemen killed A United Nations report found that, from mid-2014 to mid-2015, more civilians were killed in us drone strikes than al-Qaeda militants. Nawar al-Awlaki, also known as Nora, was among the non-combats killed in the raid, which also resulted in the death of several Yemeni women. [Full Article...]

Lyft beats Uber in Apple downloads for first time amid #DeleteUber protest

Lyft condemned the immigration ban and said it would donate $1 million to the ACLU over four years. Shortly after President Donald Trump signed his executive order to keep refugees and citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA, taxi drivers took notice. [Full Article...]

Merkel 'explains' Geneva refugee convention to Trump in phone call

Merkel 'explains' Geneva refugee convention to Trump in phone call A new USA president's first official calls to the leaders of Germany and France are supposed to be kumbaya moments - a coming together with two of Washington's firmest global allies. Any petition that reaches 100,000 signatures ensures that the issue will be considered for debate in the U.K parliament. On Friday, Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting the United States refugee progr... [Full Article...]

Iran summons Swiss amb. over USA visa suspension

Iran summons Swiss amb. over USA visa suspension The decree signed Friday by Trump bars United States entry to travellers from the seven countries for 90 days. Iran summoned Switzerland´s ambassador, who represents Washington´s interests in Tehran, to protest President Donald Trump´s visa ban on Iranians, the foreign ministry said. [Full Article...]

106-year-old Nazi propaganda Chief's Secretary dies

Her story was turned into the critically acclaimed film, " A German Life ". In the documentary, she talked about the years she worked for Joseph Goebbels, the Third Reich's Minister of Propaganda and was in charge of spreading Hitler's ideology to newspapers and TV broadcasts. [Full Article...]

Wash. AG joins 15 other AG's in condemning President Trump's refugee ban

Throughout Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters rallied before the White House, at more than 30 USA airports, and in the central downtown of big cities including Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. Attorneys for the state said their legal argument claims both constitutional and statutory violations. "There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majorit... [Full Article...]

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