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Church of England takes 'step towards gay marriage'

Church of England takes 'step towards gay marriage'

Members of the General Synod effectively rejected a report by the House of Bishops upholding traditional Christian teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. Archbishop Justin said the vote was "not the end of the story, nor was it meant to be. We could hardly fail to do so in the light of what was said this afternoon". Read More

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Canadiens GM calls Claude Julien hire a 'turning point' for the team

Canadiens GM calls Claude Julien hire a 'turning point' for the team

The Habs have the fewest points of any of the NHL's four division leaders. And, apparently, he knows it. Forwards Matt Duchene (Avalanche) and Martin Hanzal (Coyotes) would help but not at the expense of Montreal's blue-chip kids. "I am convinced that he has the capabilities to get our team back on the winning track". The Bruins front office have practically gift-wrapped a huge coaching upgrade to their biggest rivals seemingly based on no more foundation than Don Sweeney and Cam Neely not ... Read More

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Stocks shine on Trump tax cut pledge

Stocks shine on Trump tax cut pledge

And we're going to announce something I would say over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal in terms of tax", Trump said in a meeting with USA airline executives. Benchmark Brent crude settled up 51 cents at $US55.63 per barrel while United States light crude settled 66 cents higher at $US53.00. Investors are also keeping a close watch on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's scheduled meeting with Trump later in the day. Read More

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Barcelona's five WORST UEFA Champions League defeats

No team has ever recovered from such a deficit to progress in Champions League history. Luis Enrique identified Emery's knowledge of Barca's style as a threat before the match and he conceded afterwards his opposite number did not produce any surprises - his players just executed their game plan in a manner that overran the LaLiga champions. Read More

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Canada tipped as first Brexit trade partner

And unlike classic trade deals, CETA harmonizes regulations on matters such as health and the environment, a major concern for activists. The global shipping industry has urged the European Union to drop the sector's inclusion in proposals adopted on Wednesday to reform the bloc's carbon market, saying it risks distorting trade and worldwide efforts to cut the sector's emissions. Read More

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Stephen Colbert Tops Jimmy Fallon In Ratings Again With Sharp Political Commentary

Stephen Colbert Tops Jimmy Fallon In Ratings Again With Sharp Political Commentary

On last night's LATE SHOW , Stephen Colbert formally invited White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller to join him on The Late Show . But Colbert also found time to twist the knife. And Fallon remains the leader in the crucial 18-49 age demographic. And Colbert's margin of victory is growing. Colbert's opening monologue and at-desk banter is dominated by jokes and banter that take aim at Trump's missteps. Read More

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Supermodel: NYT Reporter Called Melania Trump a 'Hooker'

Supermodel: NYT Reporter Called Melania Trump a 'Hooker'

While Ratajkowski's February 13 tweets calling the comment "slut shaming" didn't name the reporter, Bernstein outed himself on Twitter . iMediaEthics has tweeted both Ratajkowski and Bernstein for comment. The comment became public knowledge on Monday after supermodel Emily Ratajkowski said on social media she heard what was said and was outraged over it. Read More

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NewsAlert: EU parliament votes in favour of trade deal with Canada

The Scotch Whisky Association has urged European Parliamentarians to ratify a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada . The Canadian Prime Minister seems content on skipping London for Strasbourg, with Finance Minister Bill Morneau telling the Financial Times that while his heart nurses warm and nostalgic feelings about the United Kingdom, his head told him that the priority for Canadian trade was the US, EU, and China. Read More

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Trump blasts intelligence community for leaking information, rejects Russian connection

The latest information regarding any potential ties between Trump's camp and Russian Federation was reported Tuesday by The New York Times . If President Donald Trump thought getting rid of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, would somehow absolve him and his administration of their controversial ties to Russian Federation, he was "bigly" mistaken. Read More

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Video shows cops using stun gun on pregnant teen

Video shows cops using stun gun on pregnant teen

According to the criminal complaint, the girl, Dailene Rosario , who is reportedly 14 weeks pregnant, interfered with the police, screaming at them before finally pushing past one officer. The teen said that "there was more than enough officers" to handle her and that "there was no need for the Taser". The New York Police Department has launched an internal investigation following last week's incident - all of which was caught on tape. Read More

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Mattis to NATO: Increase Military Spending or Else

After Mattis' address, Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the former U.S. general had explained that "the impatience of the American taxpayer is a reality". The United States, Great Britain, Poland, Greece and Estonia were the only countries that cleared the 2 percent threshold in 2015 . Mattis, who is on his first visit to Europe after assuming the top government position, addressed a meeting at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday ... Read More

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Gov. Walker says Reince Priebus is "fine" despite persistent rum

Walker. "I think Reince has done a good job with that". Trump's White House has been plagued by reports of infighting and looming terminations nearly since the president took office. Preibus and Bannon did an interview last week with NY magazine where they finished each other's sentences and insisting that all reports of division were "gossip", adding that they communicate every day until they fall asleep. Read More

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Baghdad vehicle bomb kills four

The blast follows a auto bomb attack in southern Baghdad on Tuesday that killed four people. The large explosion also caused fire damage to nearby shops and auto workshops. ISIL has stepped up bombings in Iraq in the past year. The jihadist group has stepped up its attacks since the Iraqi army, aided by US-led coalition strikes, launched its campaign to dislodge the group from its stronghold of Mosul in the north four months ago. Read More

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Trump pushes tax reform with retail executives

After the meeting was over, President Trump told reporters that tax reform is a "great way" to improve the USA economy. President Trump on Wednesday met with a group of executives from big-name retailers such as Target and Best Buy , a conversation in which the industry planned to make the case that they believe a Republican plan for tax reform would be detrimental to their businesses - and to the wider economy. Read More

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SBI soars as cabinet approves merger

The rest two associate banks -State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Hyderabad - are unlisted. The news channel said SBI has expressed its inability to meet March 2017 deadline for merger due to scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes effected on November 8 previous year. Read More

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Hundreds evacuated as New Zealand wildfires rage

Hundreds evacuated as New Zealand wildfires rage

Reports suggest it has now spread to the harbour side of Sugarloaf hill, Christchurch Civil Defence says . The blaze, which started as two separate fires on Monday and which sparked a local Civil Defence state of emergency, was fanned by wind change, merged into one and covered more than 1850ha on Wednesday night. Read More

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South Korea says North Korea test fires ballistic missile into sea

South Korea says North Korea test fires ballistic missile into sea

However, China said that the root cause of North Korean missile launches is friction with the USA and South Korea. Trump said that the USA "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent". "We are going to reinforce and strengthen our vital alliances in the Pacific region as part of our strategy to deter and prevent the increasing hostility that we've seen in recent years from the North Korean regime", Spicer stated. Read More

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DOD considers recommending ground troops for Syria

DOD considers recommending ground troops for Syria

In 2015, Obama deployed Special Forces to Syria to arm and train Syrian rebels against Bashar Al-Assad and his forces. It is unclear how large of a force they are envisioning for this recommendation at this point, but any deployment is likely to risk increased tensions with Syria, and by extension Russian Federation, if it comes without some direct coordination with those two nations. Read More

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Tesco in Bray one of eight stores on nationwide strike

Tesco in Bray one of eight stores on nationwide strike

Some 250 Tesco staff nationally continue to resist the contract move, and have rejected a Labour Court recommendation on the row. Sinn Féin TD for Offaly and North Tipperary, Carol Nolan, has said her party fully supports Mandate in its industrial action against Tesco, saying that the race to the bottom must be challenged. Read More

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Donald Trump accuses USA intelligence agencies of illegally giving information to press

Donald Trump accuses USA intelligence agencies of illegally giving information to press

Steve King took aim at leaks from the intelligence community undermining the Trump administration during an interview Wednesday, saying the individuals behind them need to be located and "purged". Flynn admitted to giving "incomplete information" about his call, in which he discussed sanctions former President Obama placed on Russian Federation for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Read More

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Panamagate Case: SC again inquired about London flats

Panamagate Case: SC again inquired about London flats

On this, the Sharif's counsel said Prime Minister Sharif's nephew Hamza Shahbaz was also studying in the United Kingdom at that time. "There is no need to be scared as these documents will either make your case or break it". Salman Akram Raja assured the court to submit the record at earliest and argued that Minerva Services is looking after London flats. "The Sharif family did not own the flats in 1999, as Hussain Nawaz was given the bearer certificate to the flats by the Al Thani family", ... Read More

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Two journalists killed during Facebook Live transmission in Dominican Republic

Two journalists killed during Facebook Live transmission in Dominican Republic

Luis Manuel Medina , who was streaming his news broadcast on his personal Facebook page was killed in the middle of his programme Milenio Caliente (Hot Millennium) on Tuesday. The radio station's secretary Dayaba Garcia was also injured and has undergone emergency surgery, according to local authorities. Police have, however, arrested three men whom they suspect to be the culprits, but have not charged anyone. Read More

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