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Mayor of Paris mocks Trump's remarks about the capital Mayor of Paris mocks Trump's remarks about the capital
- February 26, 2017

Francois Hollande made the offer while visiting the theme park for its 25th anniversary after the United States president insulted the City of Light. "He wouldn't miss it for anything, now he doesn't even think in terms of going there. "I wouldn't do it with the United States and I'm urging the U.S. president not to do it with France", Hollande said. He continued: 'I won't make comparisons but here, people don't have access to guns. (more...)
Israel Accuses Human Rights Watch Of 'Propaganda,' Denies Access
- February 25, 2017

On Twitter, Shakir noted that while Israel was far from unique in contesting HRW's findings, it was nearly alone in blocking the organization from entering the country - only states such as North Korea, Sudan, Uzbekistan and Venezuela "where there is zero appetite for human rights engagement" had done the same to date. (more...)
Marine Le Pen refuses to testify in assistants probe Marine Le Pen refuses to testify in assistants probe
- February 25, 2017

Analysts see the big risk being a Le Pen victory, although if she does win "she would likely struggle to take more than a fifth of the seats in the parliamentary elections on 11 and 18 June, as candidates of other parties may join forces against her in many constituencies, a president Le Pen would spell the end of reform hopes for France and the European Union for the next five years". (more...)
Trump claims Democrats are faking Russian Federation stories Trump claims Democrats are faking Russian Federation stories
- February 23, 2017

Such contacts could potentially be in violation of a law banning private citizens from engaging in foreign policy, known as the Logan Act. "The Intelligence Committee is already looking at Russian involvement in our election and they have broad jurisdiction over the intel community writ large and they can look at whatever they choose to", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., adding that "it's highly likely they'd want to take a look at this episode as well". (more...)
Audio clip released in Delphi, Ind. double homicide Audio clip released in Delphi, Ind. double homicide
- February 23, 2017

Though hard to understand, police said the voice is saying, " Down the hill ". On Monday, the Indiana State Police confirmed the only "suspect" they are looking for in connection with the case is a man seen photographed near the area where the girls were last seen. (more...)
DPRK to reject Malaysia's autopsy report on citizen's death: envoy
- February 20, 2017

North Korea will "respond strongly to the moves of the hostile forces toward us with their intent to besmirch the image of our republic, by politicizing this incident", explained North Korean Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol, who added that North Korea would sue Malaysia in worldwide court. (more...)
Nana Addo, Mahama To Attend Adama Barrow's Inauguration Nana Addo, Mahama To Attend Adama Barrow's Inauguration
- February 19, 2017

President Akufo-Addo is expected to return later on Saturday. Today is also Gambia's 52nd Independence Day celebration. Barrow has never held any public office and Gambians are hoping he'll bring change to a country which was ruled by Jammeh since 1994 following a coup. (more...)
Head Of Samsung Under Arrest For Corruption, Bribery Head Of Samsung Under Arrest For Corruption, Bribery
- February 19, 2017

The judge's decision was announced at about 5.30am (2030 GMT) on Friday, more than 10 hours after Lee, the sprawling conglomerate's third-generation leader and often referred to as Jay Y. After the Note 7 explosion debacle, the company faces ethical accusations, with Korean chief Lee Jae-yong being arrested for his involvement in a political scandal that goes right up till the President. (more...)
CCTV of 'female assassin' wanted over Kim Jong-Un half-brother's murder CCTV of 'female assassin' wanted over Kim Jong-Un half-brother's murder
- February 16, 2017

The suspect was identified from CCTV footage taken at the airport and was alone, a police statement said, naming her as Doan Thi Huong, born 31 May 1988. The 46-year-old Kim Jong-Nam had been living overseas after falling from grace in 2001 for visiting Disneyland in Tokyo. He was born in Pyongyang on May 10, 1971. (more...)
New talks seek to end Syria's war after almost six years New talks seek to end Syria's war after almost six years
- February 16, 2017

A new round of United Nations -brokered peace talks for Syria is scheduled for February 23 . The Geneva negotiations are expected to be wider-ranging, focussing on the key issues that divide the government and rebel sides, including the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. (more...)
Shutdown in South Kashmir against Kulgam killings
- February 16, 2017

Security forces in Kashmir seem to have learned no lessons from the 2016 uprising with at least dozen civilians in Kulgam hit by bullets above waistline, a clear violation of Standard Operating Procedure for handling protesters. The situation in the Valley remained tense, especially keeping in view the recent five-month long unrest triggered by killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8 last year. (more...)
Turkish troops and Syria rebels enter Islamic State-held town Turkish troops and Syria rebels enter Islamic State-held town
- February 16, 2017

The Turkey-backed rebels have been pressing a major offensive on Al Bab, 30km south of the Turkish border, since November. The ministry said that Russian bombers had been on a mission to destroy Daesh terrorists' positions near al-Bab, where Turkish soldiers had been accidentally bombed. (more...)
Germany must embrace role as anchor, says president Steinmeier
- February 14, 2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to Frank-Walter Steinmeier who was elected President of Germany, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader. "For Germany's Social Democrats, Steinmeier's election is a prelude to something bigger to come: a victory in September's elections against Merkel", said Broening. (more...)
BC continues population upswing during 2016 Census
- February 11, 2017

The Rural Municipality of Richot is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada with a growth rate of almost 22 per cent. The population growth rate in this region, which stands at 4.2 per cent, is 0.9 per cent higher than the Quebec average. (more...)
Canada's Prime Minister welcomes refugees in Canada
- February 10, 2017

Morneau is meeting members of Congress and the administration to drive home a point that Canada is eagerly making as NAFTA trade negotiations approach: trade with Canada is good for American interests. His visit follows that of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defense Minister Harjot Sajjan earlier this week. The State Department did not provide a readout of either of the meetings, which occurred in Tillerson's first full week in his new post. (more...)
Turkish soldiers martyred in northern Syria operation
- February 09, 2017

Trump focused the conversation on the "shared commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms", a White House statement reported by Reuters said, but no further details were given. Erdogan also asked the US not to provide assistance to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia which Turkey considers as a terrorist organization. Turkey wants Trump to abandon plans to arm Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in their battle against the Islamic State. (more...)
Twenty die in blast outside Afghan Supreme Court Twenty die in blast outside Afghan Supreme Court
- February 08, 2017

It's thought a suicide bomber targeted employees leaving their offices at the end of the working day, causing panic as police sealed off the complex. In a statement issued by the presidential palace, Ghani said the attack was inhumane and an unforgiveable attack. (more...)
Cory Bernardi: The one thing he hasn't told us Cory Bernardi: The one thing he hasn't told us
- February 08, 2017

He added: "The level of public disenchantment with the major parties, the lack of confidence in our political process and the concern about the direction of our nation is very, very strong". 'So I suggested we suspend that migration program.it's not about race, or creed, it's not about colour it's about the practical implications of these things to our country'. (more...)
Theresa May makes 'position clear' to Netanyahu on settlements
- February 07, 2017

It threatens the west. "And it offers provocation after provocation", Netanyahu told May ahead of their meeting. Aside from the settlement building, Netanyahu is expected to discuss with May the Iranian issue and imposing stronger sanctions against the country. (more...)
Fox Shares Decline on Mixed Quarterly Results
- February 07, 2017

November 02, 2016: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.'s (FOXA), a part of Services sector and belongs to Entertainment - Diversified industry; ended its day with a loss of -0.51% and finalized at the price of $31.46. (more...)
Sweden 'trolls Trump' with all female photo signing new law Sweden 'trolls Trump' with all female photo signing new law
- February 07, 2017

On Friday, Sweden's deputy prime minister and climate minister, Isabella Lovin, shared a photograph on Twitter and Facebook that showed her signing a new climate law. On Friday, while signing Sweden's new climate law, Ms Lovin urged European countries to take a leading role in tackling climate change as "the U.S. (more...)
Russian Federation to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships Russian Federation to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships
- February 07, 2017

The ban was extended at the IAAF's Council meeting in Cap d'Ail near Monaco on Monday, having already been extended in March and then June 2016. Among the taskforce concerns is that there has been "very limited testing" of Russian athletes at the national level; that five athletes withdrew from a national competition in late January when they heard athletes would be tested; that in at least one case, boxes of samples shipped to foreign labs were opened, inspected and that it seems "attempts ... (more...)
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high
- February 07, 2017

UNAMA attributed 20 percent of total civilian casualties to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) 2,281 civilian casualties (706 deaths and 1575 injured); two per cent to worldwide military forces, 262 casualties (145 deaths and 117 injured); and two percent to pro-Government armed groups, 185 civilian casualties (52 deaths and 133 injured). (more...)
The US-Australia Refugee Deal That Trump Called 'Dumb' The US-Australia Refugee Deal That Trump Called 'Dumb'
- February 06, 2017

The Trump administration's brash attitude is likely to shock friends and foes alike, but many will get over this initial surprise and continue working with the U.S., provided it is in their best interests. The U.S. State Department did not respond immediately to requests for comment on the postponed interviews, which had been scheduled between Friday and February 21, or whether the U.S. (more...)
United Nations condemns 'devastating' abuse against Rohingya by Myanmar forces
- February 06, 2017

Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi , has said the allegations are invented and has resisted mounting global pressure to protect the minority. "The vast majority reported witnessing killings, and nearly half reported having a family member who was killed as well as family members who were missing", rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva. (more...)
Storm Doris: Yellow 70mph Wind Warning Issued By Met Office
- February 05, 2017

Strong to gale force and blustery southeasterly winds will veer southwesterly overnight, with some severe gusts expected in coastal areas. It is expected to bring travel disruption, surface flooding and possible electricity outages across the south. (more...)
Ford exports Michigan-built F-Series truck to China for 1st time Ford exports Michigan-built F-Series truck to China for 1st time
- February 04, 2017

Amid the growing controversy over the United States trade agreements with other countries around the world, Ford Motor Co. has begun shipping pickups built the company's storied Rouge manufacturing complex just outside Detroit to China. Raptors also get a Ford Performance-engineered high-strength steel frame, Fox Racing shocks with higher ground clearance, BF Goodrich off-road tires and performance exhaust system. (more...)
How Donald Trump Has Left Queen Elizabeth In A "Very Difficult Position"
- February 03, 2017

While Ms. May's visit attracted criticism at home at the time , the outcry mounted after Mr. Trump signed the executive order that banned the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the USA and suspended its refugee programme for four months. (more...)
YIKES: Python gets stuck in owner's gauged ear hole
- February 02, 2017

Bart didn't attack; pythons just likes hiding in holes. Glawe says she and Bart, her pet snake, are inseparable. "I realized I wasn't going to be able to get him out myself without hurting him", said Glaw. Her ear was numbed and lubrication was applied to slip the animal out, CNN reports . One of Glawe's friends said doctors at the local hospital made a slight cut into her ear and used vaseline and a plastic tool to allow the snake to wriggle itself free, according to Fox News . (more...)
European Union bristles at Romania's ordinance decriminizing abuse of power
- February 02, 2017

Protesters have claimed that the marches planned for cities across the country will be the biggest since the Revolution of 1989, which saw dictator Nicolae Ceausescu killed by firing squad on Christmas Day. USR members carried slogans reading 'Shame!'. Also on Wednesday, the European Commission expressed concern over Romania weakening its fight against corruption. (more...)