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France's Macron says globalization is going through a major crisis

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The French president, who spoke in English, said there would not be a "French success without a European success" and demanded stronger and better cooperation within the bloc. This is a breaking news story, please check back later for more. Mr Macron has been the foremost proponent of a more united, reformed and integrated Europe Union, while seeking to benefit from the fallout of the UK's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc. Read More »

Form Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for fourth England ODI in Adelaide

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The southpaw batted at No.4 in games one and two but made just 5 and 7. Australia will be without star opener Aaron Finch for the fourth one-day worldwide against England due to a hamstring injury. You can dissect every game and we've been short with the bat in pretty much all those games, 20-30 runs, and when we were winning we weren't short, we were always over-clubbed by 30 or 40 runs, so for us that's first, get the order right, play the way we need to play and finish innings off. Read More »

Diageo cheered by positive sales but exchange rates hurt

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In Ireland, Diageo said sales were flat overall, though its spirits brands performed particularly well. These exchange rate movements cost Diageo GBP5.0 million in pretax profit and GBP208.0 million in sales, it said. The company has promised "consistent mid-single digit top line growth and 175 basis points of organic operating margin improvement in the three years ending June 2019". Read More »

Padmaavat Protests: Day After Attack On Gurugram School Bus, 18 People Arrested

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They even damaged buses plying on the roads. Although security has been beefed up in the district, several incidents of violent protests took place throughout the day in the district today. "No order to close school or colleges or bars (has been given)", he said. Most Congress leaders avoided speaking on the content of the movie but targeted the "complicity" of BJP-ruled states in the "failure" to implement the Supreme Court orders on " Padmaavat ". Read More »

Davos Elite Doubles Down on Globalization Ahead of Trump's Visit

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Trump is expected to arrive today and deliver a keynote address to the forum tomorrow, mingling with the same elite "globalists" that he bashed during his 2016 presidential run. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a briefing to reporters on Thursday that America is " more interested" in bilateral trade deals than multilateral ones - stoking fears that Trump's vow to renegotiate worldwide agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may not go so well. Read More »

Trump willing to be questioned by Mueller

The full scope of Mr Mueller's investigation - which involves dozens of witness interviews and hundreds of thousands of documents - is unknown. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before Congress about contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Govt needs to strike a balance while using Aadhaar data, observes SC

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A five judge Constitution Bench made this observation during the course of hearing of a batch of petitions questioning the validity of Aadhaar card even as senior counsel Shyam Divan argued that Aadhaar programme will lead to a police raj. The court said data could not be allowed to track people's activities that fall in the private domain but can be used to serve national interest. "One needs to balance out the right to privacy". Read More »

White House Calls Senators' Immigration Proposal 'Totally Unacceptable' to Trump

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Republican President Donald Trump has said protections for the young immigrants will end in March unless Congress passes a new law. Schumer met Trump last week ahead of the government shutdown, reportedly offering as much as $25 billion for the wall , which was among the most prominent planks of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, as part of a broader deal including government spending. Read More »

Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honoured in Globes speech

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Who knew that, that speech would be viral, go viral, that it would have the impact that it did? Taylor was a 24-year-old wife, and mother to an infant daughter, when she was kidnapped and gang raped by a group of white men. Two grand juries were called, and even after a damning confession, nobody was ever indicted or convicted. And that her case is one that never found justice. Read More »

Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

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Trump told reporters he "would love to" answer Mueller's interview questions, and he declared he would do so under oath, according to a recording at the White House . Comey later told congressional lawmakers who are conducting separate Russian Federation investigations that he did not oblige the president's request for loyalty nor his suggestion that the FBI should "let go" of the Flynn case. Read More »

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela expected to make full recovery - Mandela family

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She was taken to the Milpark Hospital , a private facility in western Johannesburg, News24 reported on Tuesday. Dlamini said upon admission, it was discovered that Madikizela-Mandela had an infection that had affected her kidneys. During her ex-husband's 27-year imprisonment for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and the rights of black South Africans, undergoing arrest and banishment. Read More »

Trump and Schumer Trade Barbs Over Wall

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The disputes underscored the difficulty all sides face in trying to compromise on the issue while answering to party political bases that are far apart on immigration . While Democrats didn't land a deal on immigration, the recent agreement to reopen the government nonetheless laid the groundwork for a potential Senate floor debate. Read More »

Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman skips Myanmar Open over Rohingya crisis

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Abul Kalam, commissioner of the Refugees, Relief and Repatriation Commission in the coastal area of Cox's Bazar , gave no details beyond saying that officials "are working on this". He is not the only one to welcome the postponement, with the head of the United Nation's refugee agency UNHCR stating that more time was needed to prepare if the repatriation was to be effective in the long-term. Read More »

Trump says he's 'looking forward' to interview with special counsel Mueller

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Mueller is investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, but he's since expanded his probe to include those in the president's inner circle as well as Trump himself. Trump later said he would do the interview under oath. Trump said Wednesday he did not recall asking that question. "Here's the story, just so you understand", Trump said during the unplanned briefing with reporters . Read More »

Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns

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Pacers: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Al Jefferson had 10 points. Josh Jackson was high for Phoenix with 20 points, hitting 7 of 11 shots. IN used a 13-4 run late in the first quarter to take a 25-14 lead and extended the margin to 43-28 midway through the second quarter before sealing the win with the two big runs. Read More »

Commuters killed as train derails near Milan

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A train has crashed near the Italian city of Milan , killing at least two people and injuring more than 100. Two cars peeled off the rails and came to rest at an angle. The cause was not immediately clear. Witnesses say the train was full of passengers before the accident. Two people have died after a train derailed 90 kilometres south-east of Milan, Italy . Read More »

Mueller plans questions Trump on Flynn, Comey firings

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Mr Trump this month refused to commit to being interviewed by Mr Mueller , saying "I'll speak to attorneys" about the matter and that "there was absolutely no collusion". Mueller has been investigating the events leading up to Flynn's dismissal from the White House in February. Sessions' recusal has also earned him a steady stream of criticism from the president, who has repeatedly chastised the attorney general in public and behind closed doors. Read More »

Predictions on who gets into the Hall of Fame

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Those platforms have done more good than harm in most cases, but there are no reasons for personal attack. However, they are running out of time when it comes to Hall of Fame ballots submitted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America . Read More »

Moderate Senators Look to Find Common Ground on Budget Deal

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Chuck Schumer announced that his caucus would support a continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks. "We've had several conversations". "When you only have 51 votes in the Senate then you have to get Democrat support in order to fund the government". "That is an impossible position on which to negotiate". Read More »

US Govt. Shuts Down As Trump Talks Tough

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According to United States media, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not support the option and it is unclear whether Republicans would still have the 51 votes needed to pass a spending bill. Sen. The Democrats are demanding protection from deportation for more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. He said: "Let's step back from the brink". Read More »

New top prosecutor in court for corruption trial of ex-Cuomo aide

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When charges were brought in 2016, then-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of NY said that case would reveal for New Yorkers "in gory detail what their state government is up to". Percoco was once a top administration insider who the governor likened to a brother. In 1992, he began working as an intern for Cuomo's father, former Gov. Read More »

Rahul slams BJP over 'Padmaavat' row, says party setting country on fire

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Both Farhan Akhtar and Javed Akhtar have raised their voice against the attacking of a school bus. They even damaged buses plying on the roads. The Congress chief's comments came in the backdrop of attack on a school bus by anti-Padmaavat protestors in Gurugram on Wednesday, a day before the release of the movie. Read More »

ADL CEO: Boycott of Scarlett Johansson's Women's March Speech was "Contemptible"

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Franco faced major backlash following a Golden Globes appearance in which he wore a pin from Time's Up, later prompting five women to speak out about inappropriate behavior they had witnessed from the seasoned actor over the years. Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Tommy Wiseau in "The Disaster Artist ", Franco Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild awards, though he skipped the red carpet. Read More »

Davos: PM Modi chairs round-table meeting with top CEOs

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How hard a line Mr. Trump draws remains to be seen, but an early warning came just this week, when his administration stirred controversy by imposing tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. "The response from USA business has been even better than we expected", he said. During his two-day stop, the president will attend a reception in his honor, host European executives for dinner, and meet with world leaders. Read More »

As Brown denies allegations of sexual impropriety, top aides quit en masse

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The Progressive Conservative leader called the last-minute press conference for 9:45pm, and addressed the media with a prepared statement. Patrick Brown told reporters, "These allegations are false". A visibly emotional Brown said late Wednesday that he was made aware of the allegations hours earlier, but did not provide details on what those allegations are. Read More »

US Senate votes overwhelmingly to end government shutdown

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Republican leaders blamed their Democratic counterparts after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown . " Congress should remain in session with no recess until we work out a long-term bipartisan budget deal that addresses all issues", Virginia Democrats Tim Kaine and Mark Warner said in a joint statement Thursday . Read More »

Violence hits India before release of 'Padmaavat'

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The scene between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone is acceptable but we can not tolerate the tampering of history by watching Padmini and Khilji in a compromising position. "We are getting support of film hall owners and film distributors", Kalvi said. As per PTI, a group of around 60 protesters attacked the bus with bamboo sticks asking the driver to stop the vehicle. Read More »

Auburn vs. Missouri preview: Key questions entering the game

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Both teams are significantly different (read: better) than they were on March 8 of previous year. Missouri can't get into a track meet with Auburn and has to make Bruce Pearl's team adjust to a slower style of play. Mustapha Heron had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. They'll have to do it slowly, because there is no team in the SEC that plays with less pace than Missouri . Read More »

MLK's nephew, Isaac Farris Jr., still says Trump is not a racist

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I'd like to think that all senators would, but we already know how deep the tribal instinct runs. I can not imagine that publicly impugning another member's integrity for the objective of sustaining a lie would not constitute "improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate". Read More »

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)- Retreated Stocks in Focus

New ( DVN ) by 12.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (DVN) stake by 3.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Devon Energy Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The energy company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.07. 5,599 are owned by Dupont Cap Mngmt Corp. Read More »

Ahead of Padmaavat's release, right-wing goons attack school bus

The protesters - associated with the Karni Sena and other Rajput groups - on Wednesday torched a state-run bus, blocked the Delhi-Jaipur national highway in Gurugram , held protests at Palwal and Mahendragarh. "There was some test hence had to send (child) to school reluctantly", another parent, whose child goes to Salwan Public School in Sector 15, said on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Trump Is a 'Sophisticated' Consumer of Intelligence — CIA Director

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The CIA is focusing on creating a variety of options in dealing with a North Korean threat while President Donald Trump focuses on the diplomatic side with North Korea, Pompeo said at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. The North will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the February 9-25 Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday. Read More »