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'Yellow vest' protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse, anti-police attacks

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PARIS-French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw projectiles and set bins on fire in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux on February 16, as the 14th straight weekend of "yellow vest" protests took a violent turn in the afternoon. "I can understand that some people have had enough, but we're not doing this just for us", said Madeleine, a 33-year old unemployed protester. But he warned that the movement had been "infiltrated" by far right and far left groups "who display crass ... Read More »

Canadian travel alert for Haiti raised as violent protests rage on

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The accusations include Moise and a company he headed before he took office in 2017. "You are the reason I ran for president". Earlier this month, the President of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA), Pierre Volmar Demesyeux, presented a copy of the report on the management of projects financed by the PetroCaribe funds to the Speaker of the Senate Carl Murat Cantave. Read More »

Winter weather advisory in effect until Sunday

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A few late day or evening showers are possible, but most of the wet weather should hold off until Saturday night, and especially Sunday . The highest totals will be in the mountains. Clouds start to increase during the afternoon ahead of the next system that brings the next wintry mix for the middle of the week. Oklahoma City street crews are preparing to clear the city's snow routes if ice and snow affects driving conditions on Tuesday . Read More »

Yemen's warring parties agree on initial redeployment

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Under phase one, forces from both sides will withdraw from the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, and Ras Issa. The statement said both sides "made important progress on planning for the redeployment of forces as envisaged in the Hodeida agreement". Read More »

Huawei founder says U.S. can not crush the company

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Media captionRen Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter as politically motivated. The United States has said their equipment could be used to spy on Americans. Huawei has been under considerable pressure from the USA, which has been convincing allies in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand to not use the company's 5G equipment due to security concerns. Read More »

Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Run For US Presidency In 2020

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But this 2020 bid will undoubtedly be a very different presidential campaign than his quest for the Democratic nomination as an underdog in 2016. The primaries and caucuses that determine the party's nominee begin in February 2020 in Iowa, and the Democratic victor is likely to face President Donald Trump, a Republican, in the general election in November. Read More »

Famed Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85

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The acclaimed German fashion designer was the creative designer of French luxury brand Chanel, where he had been since 1983. Chanel has previously remained silent on the star's health over the last few weeks, while a spokesperson for the Karl Lagerfeld fashion line said that the company wish him a "quick recovery from his bad cold". Read More »

Tripped Circuit Breaker Traps More Than A Dozen People On SeaWorld Ride

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Around six gondolas stopped functioning on Monday night after a gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on the Bayside Skyride , police in the U.S. city told FOX5 News . But by 10 p.m., eight people had been freed, among them four adults and four juvenile. SeaWorld for its part announced it would "conduct a thorough inspection of the ride prior to re-opening", and apologized for the inconvenience caused. Read More »

Senior Indian officials at ICJ snub Pak handshake offer with Namaste

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Salve. In its submission to the ICJ, Pakistan had stated that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities. Neither can any article of a bilateral agreement destroy Article 36 of VCCR, nor does Article 36 commit to any exceptions, charges of espionage included. Read More »

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins comments as seven MPs quit Labour Party

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The microphone picked up the comments as the new Independence Group MPs opened the floor for questions after outlining their reasons for quitting Labour. The bottom line is this - politics is broken, it doesn't have to be this way. But he said he did not get a sense that other MPs were poised to join the splinter group. Read More »

Taliban-US talks in Islamabad postponed

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Taliban representatives have popped up everywhere from luxury hotels in the United Arab Emirates to bullet trains in China to conference halls in Moscow, even as violence linked to the group has intensified in Afghanistan. Such meetings are "a clear violation of the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is a red line for us", Foreign Minister spokesman Sibghat Ahmadi told local media. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein Expected to Depart in March

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Reports emerged last month that Mr Rosenstein planned to quit once incoming Attorney General William Barr took over. Fox reported that Barr has chosen Jeffrey Rosen, an academic who now serves as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, to serve as his deputy AG. Read More »

4 people, including children, are dead in Michigan shooting

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Michelle LaJoye-Young, Kent County Sheriff, said officers arrived at a home in the small city. "It's been very hard for our investigators and for the community as well". Young wouldn't clarify whether the bodies were found inside or outside of the home. She added the shooting had been "a horrific thing to be called to" and her "heart goes out to the families involved here and the community". Read More »

Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid controversy

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Here's a simple question for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Prime Minister of Canada's Office is much larger and more important than any of its staff. Trudeau says he's seeking legal advice from David Lametti, the new attorney general he appointed to replace Wilson-Raybould, on the complex issue of whether he can waive confidentiality for her without unintended legal consequences. Read More »

Sailor George Mendonsa in iconic VJ Day kiss photo dies aged 95

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By most accounts, a photographer took notice. It became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century and is a popular image used on posters. "But it wasn't a romantic event". "It was just somebody really celebrating ", Friedman said. "So when I saw the nurse I grabbed her, and I kissed her". Read More »

Wife of Aurora, Illinois Mass Shooting Victim Reveals Husband’s Heartbreaking Last Words

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In her Sunday post, Terra Pinkard called her husband "brilliant". "I immediately left and went to get my kids", she wrote. "I want to shout from the rooftops about how unbelievable Josh was!" the post reads. Parks was the human resources manager at the plant. Last Thursday, Mary Kay Mace marked the 11th anniversary of her daughter's death in a shooting spree at Northern Illinois University on February 14, 2008. Read More »

Roger Stone Formally Apologizes To Judge Handling His Case

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The judge has issued a gag order in the case. "I had no intention of disrespecting the Court and humbly apologize to the Court for the transgression". Stone's post, which Guardian reporter Jon Swaine characterized as "directly attacking" Jackson , drew instant reproach on social media. Stone faces seven criminal charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding, witness tampering and making false statements, each related to his communications with WikiLeaks, which released ... Read More »

Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has reportedly been released from prison early after serving time for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl. 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 »

Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

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Still, O'Boyle cited the practice of sometimes allowing spouses access. 'Next time check your facts before you tweet nonsense'. We are in a risky place and if people in the party don't start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is young and dynamic, but does not know what she's talking about, and her and her cohorts, some of these new fresh Progressive faces are going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump . Read More »

Iran presents new Fateh submarine armed with cruise missile

Fateh, with a 100-percent domestically-sourced technology, can operate more than 200 meters below the sea surface for almost five weeks, Press TV reported. The Fateh can be outfitted with subsurface-to-surface missiles capable of reaching targets some 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) away, including Israel and United States military bases in the Middle East and north Africa. Read More »

6th grader arrested following confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

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I'm hurt. Moreso for my son. 'My son has never been through anything like this. She said she's from Cuba and the day she felt unwelcome here, she'd find somewhere else to live. The student was later charged with disruption of a school facility and resisting an officer without violence. The district also told the substitute teacher she could no longer work at any schools within the district. Read More »

Danny Dyer Says ISIS Bride Shamima Begum Should Be Allowed UK Return

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Asked for his opinion by hosts Richard Madeley and Kate Garraway, Dyer argued Begum deserved an opportunity to explain herself further. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday Feb. Because if you think about it, what on earth? Maybe we can understand a little bit more about how they got to her and how she felt that it was the right move to jump on a plane and leave this country at 15 years of age. Read More »

UK wants tougher regulation for 'digital gangsters' Facebook

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Facebook praised itself for recent changes it's made, but the company said it's willing to face tougher laws. At the time, Facebook said the documents omitted important context and only revealed "one side of the story'". The committee said it hopes its conclusions will be considered when the government reviews its competition powers in April. MPs said they had "no doubt" that there was a deliberate strategy behind the way Facebook dealt with the inquiry. Read More »

Vegan Parents Accused of Starving Baby Nearly to Death With Potato Concoction

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The child was then found to be very malnourished, weighing eight pounds, eight ounces which is only one pound more than what he weighed when he was born. When questioned by cops, Buskey and French were unable to provide a reason for switching from formula to the potato mash. The parents are now behind bars at Brevard County Jail. Read More »

Calls for investigations after McCabe's claims in "60 Minutes" interview

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He said officials were concerned by the President's "own words". He says he was anxious about President Trump's possible ties to Russian Federation, so he opened two investigations after the president fired FBI Director James Comey . "Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that was not consistent with any of the intelligence our government possesses to which the president replied, "I don't care". Read More »

Poland may cancel visit to Israel amid new Holocaust spat

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He added that following the incident, Israeli Ambassador to Poland Anna Azari had been summoned but the explanations she submitted were deemed unsatisfactory. It "is a signal that the historical truth is a fundamental issue for Poland, and the defense of the good name of Poland is and always will be decisive", Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek explained. Read More »

Labour split and breakaway party announcement expected today

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Reports in the United Kingdom say that the core group of MPs includes Jewish lawmaker Luciana Berger, who has faced repeated harassment and abuse online for speaking out against anti-Semitism in her party. An event due to be held at 10am in Westminster has been described as: "Announcement by a group of Labour MPs relating to the future of British politics". Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince denies interest in buying Manchester Untied

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In Pakistan, most of the agreements signed focused on energy projects, including a $10 billion refinery and petrochemicals complex in the coastal city of Gwadar, where China is building a port. "It's big for phase 1, and definitely it will grow every month and every year, and it will be beneficial to both countries", said the crown prince while speaking at a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his honour here at the PM House. Read More »

Kim Jong-un expected in Vietnam early ahead of summit with Trump

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Kim Jong-un is also likely to use the summit to make a state visit to Vietnam , the first by a North Korean leader to the country since its reunification in 1975, despite long-standing bilateral ties. ICAO can not impose binding rules on governments, but wields clout through its safety and security standards which are approved by its member states. Read More »

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

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The senator was part of a US delegation visiting the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where humanitarian aid is being stockpiled for planned delivery to Venezuela. Guaido has said he will announce details on Monday of how he plans to get the aid into the country from Colombia, Brazil and Curacao, despite Maduro's opposition. Read More »

Shamima Begum, British teen who joined ISIS, gives birth to baby boy

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Mohammed Akunjee said in a statement that Shamima Begum , now 19, had given birth to a boy and that both are believed to be in "good health". (L-R) Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum, and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick Airport, south England, before catching their flight to Turkey. Read More »