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Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, US of seeking war

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In speeches and in private talks at the Munich Security Conference, Pence and Merkel laid out competing visions for how the West should address world crises. "Geostrategically, Europe does not have the right to interrupt relations with Russian Federation", she stressed . The treaty prohibits the fielding of short-range and intermediate-range missiles in Europe. Read More »

Trump says he was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Japanese leader

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who also has credited Trump with starting negotiations with North Korea , has endorsed him for the Nobel Peace Prize as well. "His Administration successfully united the worldwide community, including China, to impose one of the most successful global sanctions regimes in history", the letter said. Read More »

School children protest in Nottingham for climate change action

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Legal experts say that under the Human Rights Act 1998, children have a right to gather peacefully to protest, and that there can not be a culture of "pay to protest" - you should not have to pay for your human rights. Her energy minister Claire Perry, however, said she was "incredibly proud" of the young people while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed his support for the "school kids of today whose futures are most on the line". Read More »

Britain ready to leave European Union without a deal: Andrea Leadsom

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But MPs showed her little love and rejected her motion. One of those Conservative MPs, Steve Baker, said the defeat was a "storm in a teacup", adding: "We'd like to agree to a deal". The more significant vote was the vote we had last month. Leadsom, however, sought to exonerate her Eurosceptic colleagues in the ERG, instead laying the blame on the Labour party for voting against the deal. Read More »

Security of 5 separatist leaders withdrawn by J&K administration

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Abdul Gani Butt and Mr Bilal Gani Lone , J&K Democratic Freedom Party leader Shabir Ahmed Shah and Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party chairman Muhammad Hashim Qureshi had been withdrawn, the order said. "They are involved in terror conspiracies and as such are playing with the future of the people and especially the youth of Jammu and Kashmir", he said. Read More »

Defense Department to start examining projects in hunt for border wall funds

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Filed by consumer watchdog group Public Citizen in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the 19-page lawsuit is likely the first of many legal challenges to be brought against Trump over his efforts to use the executive branch's congressionally-gifted national emergency powers in lieu of legislative methods to fund and construct the border wall. Read More »

Pakistan calls back high commissioner from India

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Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner appointed in India for consultations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack . The unofficial reports have put the death toll at 46, the highest casualty figure in a single terrorist attack in three decades of insurgency. Read More »

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrives in Islamabad and welcomed by Pakistan's Shah Mehmood Qureshi before the arrival of Saudi Crown Prince. The refinery once ready will help to save about $1.25 billion in imports bills. Saudi authorities had earlier assured Islamabad of including Pakistan in its "Road to Makkah" initiative on the government's insistence. Read More »

May urges her Conservative party to back her on Brexit

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With just 39 days to go before the United Kingdom is due to formally leave the European Union , Mrs May is expected to return to Brussels this week for talks with the EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker . Britain is set to exit the 28-member bloc on March 29, but May is struggling to persuade parliament to back a divorce deal. Brexit Minister Chris Heaton-Harris rejected that on Sunday, telling Sky News that there's a "huge amount" of activity from the government in trying to ... Read More »

Pope defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

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He resigned from the Vatican's College of Cardinals in July and was found guilty by a Vatican court of sexually abusing a teenager in January. In a statement Saturday, Bishop Gerald L. During his years as a priest of New York, he served from 1958-65 as assistant chaplain, dean and director of development at The Catholic University of America, from 1965-69 as president of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, from 1969-71 as that archdiocese's associate secretary for education and as ... Read More »

US asked Japan's Abe to nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

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Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit on February 27 and 28. But Abe's eagerness to praise Trump has been reported in the United States, which started with him being the first foreign leader to meet with the new USA president-elect soon after the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Twitter Toxic as Baldwin's Trump Back on Screen to Declare National Emergency

He continued: "Wall works, wall makes safe". You don't have to be smart to understand that. On Twitter , the president snarled, "Nothing amusing about exhausted Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! ". politicians suggesting that she keep a lower profile. This week, the show's cold open featured the return of - who else!? The sketch got a rise out of Trump , who weighed in via Twitter on Sunday morning and declared that SNL was responsible for the "real Collusion!" Baldwin has ... Read More »

Trump's choice for United Nations ambassador withdraws: State Department

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The statement did not specify the hardship on her family but the Washington Post said Ms Nauert's husband and children had remained in NY while she was working in Washington. Nauert joined the State Department in April 2017 after a career in broadcast journalism, first serving under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then under Pompeo. Read More »

Aurora Shooting Victim Killled On First Day Of Internship

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Police on Saturday named the shooter as Gary Martin, 45, an employee of the plant who they said armed himself with a handgun before reporting for the meeting at which he was sacked. This officers' injury was not related to gunfire. He was fingerprinted during the background check, and his prior felony conviction came to light during the background check. Read More »

ISIS controlling just 700 sq mts in Syria: SDF

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The Pentagon's Inspector General said in a report Islamic State remained an active insurgent group and was regenerating functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than Syria. "We do so much, and spend so much". Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing. The victory will bring the terrorist group, whose self-proclaimed caliphate once stretched across swathes of Syria and Iraq, to the brink of total territorial defeat. Read More »

2019 election: INEC retrieves sensitive materials from LGs to CBN in Lagos

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Nigeria postponed the previous presidential election in 2015 because of deadly insecurity in the northeast, which remains under threat from Islamic extremists. Yet religious tensions remain even in an election that offers no clear sectarian choice, underscoring the pervasive influence of faith in Nigerian politics. Read More »

Chaos, mass panic at San Francisco performance of "Hamilton"

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Rajee reported that audience members fleeing the theater were so scared they were jumping into police patrol cars to escape what they thought was an active shooter . "I was in the balcony with my 6 and 9 year old", Laura Lasnier tweeted . Instead, commotion ensued when a woman had a medical emergency during a scene in which Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is shot on stage. Read More »

Former Trump campaign manager faces lengthy sentence

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A jury found Manafort guilty in August on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and a foreign bank account. After prosecutors accused Manafort of breaking that pledge, Ellis chose to delay his sentencing in Virginia until the issue was resolved. Read More »

Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run

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They said before the train came to a halt, its end coaches started making a rattling sound. The Vande Bharat Express' inaugural New Delhi-Varanasi return journey holds many lessons. Vande Bharat Express finally resumed its journey to Delhi around 10:30 am, and was able to attain speeds of 100 km per hour. From Delhi to Varanasi, an air-conditioned chair vehicle ticket will cost Rs 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs 3,310, while on the return, a chair auto ticket will cost Rs ... Read More »

Iran warns Pakistan to crack down on Jaish al-Adl

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The Iranian general insinuated that Pakistan was aware of their hideouts and should be "held accountable" - a statement which has riled Pakistan as it shares common religious identity and there no substantive proof of Islamabad's role in the attack . Read More »

Ex-congressman Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal

The records do not state when Weiner was transferred from the MA prison. U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote issued the sentence in federal court in NY. In May the following year, Weiner's ex-wife Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, filed for divorce on the same day that her then husband pleaded guilty to the explicit exchanges. Read More »

No flights to or from Belgium due to strike on Wednesday

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The strike, called by three unions, severely disrupted the country's public transport, particularly in Brussels, where a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ministers was set to take place. Flights between Sofia Airport and Brussels Charleroi scheduled for February 13 have been cancelled because of a 24-hour strike in Belgium. German carrier TUI fly operated its scheduled Belgian flights from the nearest French and Dutch airports. Read More »

More Snow Is Forecast for Parts of Hawaii, Says Weather Service

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The DLNR's State Parks office " reports that perhaps for the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai'i State Park", officials said on Facebook . "That's the strongest wind gust I've ever seen up there", said Jon Jelsema, senior forecaster at the Weather Service office in Honolulu of the 191 miles per hour gust, The Washington Post (via the Straits Times ) reported. Read More »

Andrew McCabe just exposed . . . himself

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Andrew McCabe , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation acting director, says two years ago, top US law enforcement officials considered invoking a constitutional amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after he fired then-FBI director James Comey . Read More »

As family demands bodycam video of 'public execution'

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It's not known how many bullets his McCoy, but he died at the scene. Updates regarding the incident are pending. They reportedly noticed the driver was alone in the auto with a handgun on his lap and called for backup. After the shooting, one of the officers reached through the broken glass and grabbed the handgun. Officers removed the driver from the vehicle, began rendering medical assistance and attempted lifesaving efforts on the driver. Read More »

Donald Trump slams Democrat Ilhan Omar's 'lame' apology over anti-Israel tweets

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He and others are upset, among other things, over her tweet suggesting that the only reasons United States politicians support Israel is that they are paid to do so by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee . And many of their colleagues play along: Deputy Majority Whip Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), for example, said, "We ought to tamp down a bit of the rhetoric", but also warned against going "too far to make judgments" about Omar's latest words. Read More »

Pulwama attack terrorist Adil Ahmad's video goes viral, joined JeM in 2018

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It was unclear whether the van containing the explosives was driven into the convoy or whether it was detonated when the buses were adjacent. "In Latoomode, Awantipora, an IED blast occurred on a bus of the 54 batallion of the CRPF". The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has been witness to several terror attacks on the security forces. Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district . Read More »

Congress seeks to end U.S. support for Riyadh

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The measure now goes to the Senate, which passed a similar measure before the 2018 midterm elections, setting up a possible showdown with the White House. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, another California Democrat , called the US involvement in the war in Yemen "shameful", saying it helped create a humanitarian crisis. Read More »

China defers New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of a diplomatic rift

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An Air New Zealand flight was reportedly denied permission to land in China because the airline's paperwork referenced Taiwan as an independent country. But he said the Prime Minister does still have to take some accountability because she had "failed to control what has happened" to New Zealand's foreign affairs agenda. Read More »

No-deal Brexit would hit 'small number' of Irish ratings - S&P Global

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The Irish Central Border Area Network has called on the Government to help address challenges including Brexit which are facing the central border area. "The impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would be severe". He told MPs: "The open and invisible border we have today is an achievement of the [peace] process and of our shared membership of the EU". Read More »

Scott Morrison announces reopening of Christmas Island detention centre

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Labor teamed up with the crossbench to pass amendments to the controversial Medical Transfers Bill, which would give doctors more power to decide whether asylum seekers on Manus Island or Nauru should come to Australian for treatment. The Christmas Island detention facilities - shuttered last year after 10 years in operation - has been a central scene in the outcome of previous national elections. Read More »

British schoolgirl who joined ISIS wants to return home

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Begum said the other two were believed to still be in Baghuz, but after days of bombing, she was unsure whether they survived. "I could not endure the suffering and hardship that staying on the battlefield involved", the 19-year-old told the Times . Read More »