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Hungary slams US warnings about using Chinese tech giant Huawei's products

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Hungary is the first stop in a trip by the U.S. diplomat to central Europe that also includes Slovakia and Poland and is part of what administration officials say is an effort to make up for a lack of U.S. "This does not endanger us from being an ally", Szijjarto said. Pompeo said he hoped to reverse what he called a decade of USA disengagement in Central Europe that created a vacuum Russian Federation and China have exploited. Read More »

Jury Reaches Verdict in El Chapo Trial

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He faces a possible sentence of life in prison. Over the course of two and a half months, a jury of eight women and four men in Brooklyn federal court heard testimony about unspeakable torture and ghastly murders, epic corruption at almost every level of Mexico's government, narco-mistresses and naked subterranean escapes, gold-plated AK-47s and monogrammed, diamond-encrusted pistols. Read More »

Newspaper carrier finds newborn baby in middle of Central California road

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The baby was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Valley Children's Hospital for treatment and is doing well, according to a statement by Madera County Sheriff's Office. The baby was wearing a wet and soiled one-piece jumpsuit, according to witnesses, but appeared to be healthy and had apparently not been out in the near-freezing temperatures for too long. Read More »

Russian Federation considers 'unplugging' from internet

The goal of the exercise is to prepare for a law that is expected to pass called the Digital Economy National Program , which would reroute all internet traffic inside Russia's borders to travel through Russian servers. These will filter traffic so that data sent between Russians reaches its destination, but any destined for foreign computers is discarded. He added that it will be hard for them to shut down all the outside router points if they want to carry out the test, since they have ... Read More »

Ethics Commissioner launches investigation into SNC-Lavalin case

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In a letter published on her website, the former justice minister says she has hired former Supreme Court judge Thomas Cromwell to tell her what she can say about her dealings with the prime minister on the SNC-Lavalin affair. Government officials have confirmed that Wilson-Raybould was involved in intensive internal discussions last fall about whether to instruct the director of public prosecutions to drop her insistence on a trial and negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin. Read More »

Five people found shot dead in East Texas home

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Chief Deputy Byron Lyons identified the adults as Ashley Delaney, her husband Randy Horn, and Delaney's in-laws, Carlos and Lynda Delaney. The child's identity wasn't immediately released. local time at a pavilion about a mile from the scene. However, he declined to characterize the incident as a multiple homicide and suicide. "No arrests have been made, nor are we at this point looking for any suspects". Read More »

Lebanon to boycott Warsaw conference seen as hostile to Iran

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Mr Zarif's two-day visit comes after Iran urged the Lebanon government to accept anti-aircraft weapons as well as electricity and medicine from Iran. Iran enjoys wide influence in the country through the Hezbollah terror group, which along with allied parties holds a majority in parliament. "Any political decision in Syria should include the mandatory withdrawal of all armed forces that entered without the permission of the government", Zarif, who became the first foreign minister to visit ... Read More »

Person Goes to Smoke Pot in Abandoned House, Finds Tiger

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Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit. However, according to KHOU , an animal sanctuary in Texas has agreed to take it in. We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger. "We made arrangements for the tiger to be transferred to another facility that is licensed to handle exotic pets", said Heidi Krahn, executive director of the Center for Animal Research & Education. Read More »

BBC cameraman assaulted as Trump whips crowd 'into a frenzy' in Texas

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Donald Trump saw the attack and confirmed Mr Skeans was well with a thumbs up after it happened. Mere minutes later, Trump brought attention to the press in the room, jeering at them and eliciting boos from the crowd. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular". Read More »

Spaniards demand Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's resignation over Catalonia separatist talks

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Under the shadow of Colon Square's huge Spanish red and yellow flag, demonstrators bussed in from all over the country heard speakers call for the defence of Spanish unity. "The government of Sanchez's time is up", PP head Pablo Casado told reporters before the start of the rally. Sanchez's government broke off negotiations with the Catalan separatists on Friday, when Vice President Carmen Calvo said the separatists wouldn't budge from their demand for an independence referendum. Read More »

Air NZ flight turned back from China

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New Zealand was the first developed nation to sign a free-trade deal with China in 2008, and China has since become New Zealand's largest trading partner. Ardern was scheduled to visit China early this year but the invitation has been put on hold . This has been the case for some time; journalists were asked to prepare for a trip in December, however this was abruptly cancelled. Read More »

Massive crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

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State TV showed crowds defying cold rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution which ousted the United States' most important ally in the Middle East. "I bow in admiration to Iran's resilient people who - despite hardships and grievances - today poured into streets by the millions to mark 40th anniv of their Islamic Revolution, which some in the United States wished would never come", Iranian Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Delhi Government Orders Investigation Into Hotel Fire

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Officials said 35 people were rescued. The tragedy comes just two months after six people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fire broke out at a hospital in Mumbai in December. Jain, who visited the Arpit Palace Hotel where the fire broke out in the early hours of the morning, told reporters that he has also directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their fire safety compliance within a week. Read More »

Saudi-Morocco diplomatic tensions deepen

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A large territory in southern Morocco, the Western Sahara remains the subject of dispute between Rabat and the Polisario Front, an Algeria-backed movement which for decades has called for regional independence. The war has killed thousands and displaced over 3 million people. The broadcasting of the Al Arabiya documentary came after Qatari TV channel Al Jazeera last month aired an interview with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, who expressed concern over the humanitarian ... Read More »

Teenager with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated on his 18th birthday

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this is a long-standing myth due to the fact that several children who die of SIDS occur during the age range that they receive their DTaP shots. The tension over vaccines started years ago, the teen told The Washington Post on Sunday, after he began to notice his mother posting anti-vaccination videos on social media. Read More »

China says US aims to ‘stir up trouble’ with naval sail-by

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The spokesperson also demanded the US stop what she called its "provocative actions", adding her country will take necessary actions to protect state sovereignty. Observers fear the trade dispute is just one element in the deteriorating relationship between the world's two top economies with top White House officials sharply criticising Beijing for everything from human rights abuses to cyber-warfare. Read More »

California to pull National Guard troops from Mexican border

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The move was a rebuke to President Donald Trump , who won election in 2016 partly on a populist pledge to build a wall on the southern US border which he said in his campaign Mexico would pay for. According to CBS News , the Democratic governor plans to keep about 100 of the 360 troops now deployed at the border, but not for immigration purposes. Read More »

After talks break off, Denver teachers set to strike Monday

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Denver teachers are set to walk out today in their first strike since 1994. While the world's billionaires increase their wealth by $2.5 billion a day, teachers find themselves in the front lines of the fight against the degradation of essential social rights by capitalist governments around the world, which claim there is no money for public schools or to pay teachers decent wages. Read More »

Beijing expresses anger at US Navy mission through disputed South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also struck an upbeat tone about the talks, telling a news briefing: "We, of course, hope, and the people of the world want to see, a good result". In January, the destroyer USS McCampbell challenged China's claims to the Paracel Islands. Communist superpower China claims ownership over nearly all of the South China Sea - frequently slamming the United States and its allies for naval operations in the territory. Read More »

Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Causes Hubbub Over Hand-Washing

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He went on to claim that because he can't see germs, they must not be real. " I inoculate myself . It's just not - germs are not a real thing", Hegseth continued. On Twitter on Monday, Hegseth gave mixed messages. "Prior to television, Hegseth served in the U.S. Army National Guard". " These hands look pretty clean to me , you know". Read More »

Militant Iran taunts U.S. on revolution's 40th birthday

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Iran's army declared its neutrality on February 11, 1979 and paved the way for the collapse of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - the closest ally of the United States in the Middle East. But he remained defiant on Monday as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich. "Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other", he said. Read More »

U.S. team in Beijing for trade talks

The Trump administration is demanding far-reaching changes from China to address commercial practices that it says are deeply unfair, including theft of American intellectual property and myriad barriers that USA and other foreign companies face in the Chinese domestic market. Read More »

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is

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The US government will continue investigating the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Hungary on Monday. Khashoggi's murderers, it is time for Congress to step in and impose real consequences to fundamentally re-examine our relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen", Mr. Read More »

Indonesia police admit using snake to terrorise Papuan man

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A man suspected of stealing cell phones was tortured and threatened with having a live snake stuffed in his mouth and down his trousers during a police interrogation in Indonesia, according to a shocking video that's prompted authorities in the country to apologize - but also try to justify the tactic. Read More »

Brexit: Theresa May Begging MPs for More Time to Amend Her 'Deal'

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There are fewer than 50 days until Brexit. Brexit minister Stephen Barclay will meet European Union negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday to discuss changes to the part of the exit deal relating to the " backstop ", an insurance policy against the return of a hard border between European Union member Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland. Read More »

Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border

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Waving American flags and wearing red "Make America great again" hats, the protesters stood side by side and chanted "Build a wall" at the boundary between Sunland Park and Anapra, Mexico, CBS Austin reported . On Tuesday, O'Rourke promised a 2020 decision by the end of the month. "It's a stated fact that the wall has stopped crime, and it has lowered in El Paso", he said, adding that conservatives fail to recognize that building an extended border wall is "the most humanitarian" solution ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra debuts on Twitter, trumps BSP chief Mayawati

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On January 25, Bihar minister Vinod Narayan Jha, in a statement, called Priyanka Gandhi "a very handsome face" who had no political achievement to her credit. The ruling BJP has often criticized the Congress party for what they term "dynastic politics". A day before her maiden visit to the state as Congress general secretary in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi said she hopes to start a "new kind of politics" in which everyone will be a stakeholder. Read More »

Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

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Resident, Barbara Cox (53) said she first heard about the discovery of the baby just after 6am and rushed to the busy rescue scene . Police are investigating the matter. Emergency services had to dig down to the pipe where the baby was trapped, before cutting the pipe and carefully extracting the baby, said Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesperson. Read More »

Death toll rises to 21 in Istanbul building collapse

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Turkish media said the incident exposed the country's problem with illegal construction and was a warning sign against an natural disaster risk. The building had 14 apartments with 43 registered residents. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, carries a coffin as he joins hundreds of mourners who attend the funeral prayers for nine members of Alemdar family killed in a collapsed apartment building, in Istanbul, Saturday, Feb. Read More »

Wild invasion: Polar bear caught on CCTV walking into Russian apartment block

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The region declared a state of emergency over a " mass invasion " of polar bears. Musin's deputy Alexander Minayev said people were scared and afraid of leaving their homes. "I've been on Novaya Zemlya since 1983 and there's never been such a mass invasion of polar bears", he told regional officials. The worrying migration of bears began late previous year when the animals started to flock to the settlements of Novaya Zemlya en masse, seeking food at local dumps and harassing residents ... Read More »

China says US aims to 'stir up trouble' with naval sail-by

It comes at a time of increasing tensions between the United States and China over an ongoing trade war. "The Chinese side expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition". Fears have grown in recent months that the US-China trade dispute is just one element in a bilateral relationship that is fast cooling across the board, with top US administration officials sharply criticising Beijing for everything from human rights abuses to cyber espionage in the US. Read More »

Freezing rain to hit Chicago area Sunday night

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The next system will arrive around midday Monday , dumping a quick 1-4 inches around Seattle and the South Sound before likely changing to rain. Light snow started to make its way into the interior lowlands in the late afternoon Sunday, the National Weather Service said. Read More »

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over polar bears

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Polar bears went on a rampage in a Russian village. In January, a defence ministry official said that hundreds of disused military buildings had been demolished on Novaya Zemlya because polar bears were settling inside them. According to TASS, local authorities have installed extra fences near school grounds, employees and military personnel are riding "special vehicles" to work, and patrols have been stepped up, but these measures "yielded no tangible result". Read More »