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Trump expected to tap Mike Dubke as his communications director

Trump expected to tap Mike Dubke as his communications director

CNN also reported Dubke's impending appointment. CNN , citing two administration officials, said the announcement could come as soon as Friday, adding that Dubke did not respond to a request for comment. It is "the premier Republican media services firm", according to a description on its website . Dubke's fellow co-founder of Crossroads, Steven J Law, served as former President George W Bush's US Deputy Secretary of Labor. Read More

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Christchurch Police warn against use of drones near fire

Christchurch Police warn against use of drones near fire

The fires have destroyed at least 11 homes in the area and residents have been told the fire could change direction and spread to other areas. "We're really struggling at the moment without the helicopters it's too unsafe at night for those, we are trying to do any structure protection we can but that's got to be balanced between lives", Selwyn Principal Rural Fire Office Douglas Marshall said. Read More

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UK Retail Sales Log Unexpected Fall In January

The weak reading sent the pound down more than half a cent to $1.2421 as traders reduced bets on an early interest rate rise from the Bank of England. Since the initial Brexit vote, the United Kingdom economy has remained surprisingly resilient causing some to speculate whether Britain's exit from the European Union would cause too much disruption. Read More

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Valery Gerasimov meets with Azerbaijan's Defense leadership

Valery Gerasimov meets with Azerbaijan's Defense leadership

The United States and Russian Federation already have a channel for avoiding each other in the crowded airspace over Syria. "The military leaders will discuss a variety of issues including the current state of U.S". "We remain open to opportunities to restore a cooperative relationship with Moscow, while being realistic in our expectations and ensuring our diplomats negotiate from a position of strength", Mattis said in Brussels. Read More

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Trump's pick for Israeli ambassador apologizes for past rhetoric

Trump's pick for Israeli ambassador apologizes for past rhetoric

Trump said he would not require Israel to pursue a so-called two-state solution with the Palestinians, in a moment that symbolically marks the funeral of what has for decades been considered the standard model to resolve the conflict. and Israeli interests". During his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey asked the nominees for the Israeli Ambassadorship what he sees as an alternative solution to the conflict. Read More

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Dozens of suspected militants killed across Pakistan

The attack on shrine came a day after Pakistan vowed to "liquidate" all those elements posing a threat to peace and security in the country amid a spurt in terror attacks. But critics have repeatedly warned that the crackdown does not address the root causes of extremism, and homegrown groups like the Pakistani Taliban can still carry out spectacular assaults. Read More

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Intelligence Officials May Be Keeping Sensitive Information From Trump

Donald Trump speaking at a rally during his presidential campaign. The intelligence memos Trump has asked for are shorter than those reviewed by past presidents, according to the report. "Information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy", tweeted President Trump Wednesday. Feinberg was reportedly previously considered for director of national intelligence and chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine service, despite having no prior experience in intelligence. Read More

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Pakistan seals border, asks Afghanistan to immediately deport 76 wanted terrorists

Pakistan seals border, asks Afghanistan to immediately deport 76 wanted terrorists

In the aftermath of recent blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh, the government has made a decision to seal Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period, a loval TV channel has reported. Pakistan and Afghanistan share a border of about 2,600 km, mostly porous, and the military seeks cooperation of the Afghan government to closely monitor the illegal cross-border movement. Read More

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Trump vows to treat DACA recipients with 'great heart'

Ramirez came to the USA from Mexico when he was 7 years old and became a DACA recipient in 2014 and renewed in 2016, according to court papers filed by his attorneys. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to falsely admit affiliation", The Times reported. We will update this story when Ramirez's response is filed in court. Read More

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Three dead in horror incident on NSW farm

The three family members who tragically died inside a water tank on Thursday night can be named as Andrew, Anne and Richard Basnett. Another man, aged 68, and a 63-year-old woman jumped into the tank to try to help and also collapsed. They leave behind three adult children, living in Sydney, as well as a number of grandchildren. Emergency service personnel worked long into the night attempting to pull the victims' bodies from the well. Read More

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Protesters blast Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel during hearing

Protesters blast Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel during hearing

The diplomats reported they could find "no alternative" to the two-state solution if Israel were to be seen as a "democratic, Jewish nation that was respected internationally". "I have questions about your preparedness to this post", Cardin said. After the hearing, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami, when asked about Haley's remarks, told BuzzFeed News that he feels "sorry for anybody who has to serve this president in a foreign policy role". Read More

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Reporter Fact-Checks Trump's False Electoral College Claim During Press Conference

I wasn't supposed to get 222. For the third time in two days, he claimed to have won 306 electoral college votes, calling it "the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan". "I don't know", Trump added. 'In other words, the media's trying to attack our administration because they know we're following through on pledges that we made and they're not happy about it, for whatever reason. Read More

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Trump Pick for Envoy to Israel to Face Grilling Over Peace Plan

Trump Pick for Envoy to Israel to Face Grilling Over Peace Plan

Give her my number, Friedman said solemnly. The ambassadors, who had served both Democratic and Republican presidents, wrote that Friedman has been "active in supporting and financing the settler movement". "For example, this group J Street ... this is a group that has routinely attacked people who hold my views, with content that I find to be a smear". In an exchange with Sen. Read More

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CNN's Tapper Tells Trump to 'Stop Whining'

CNN's Tapper Tells Trump to 'Stop Whining'

It was the media! Quite simply, the stories from the Washington Post , The New York Times , and CNN aren't "fake" - to borrow Trump's favorite word. Conspiracy theories are different - they're false, they're crackpot, they're nonsense. No matter the reason, we'd all bode well with an end to Trump's ridiculous media conspiracy theory claims. Read More

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Fresh Off Missile Launch, North Korea Moving Toward 'Greatly Extended Strike Range'

Fresh Off Missile Launch, North Korea Moving Toward 'Greatly Extended Strike Range'

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the presumed intermediate-range missile was launched around 7:55 a.m. from the western region of Banghyeon in North Pyongan province, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. "If the ambitious testing rate continues, North Korea may have an effective nuclear-tipped inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the end of Trump's four-year term". Read More

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Former [Left-Wing] US Ambassadors To Israel Working To Block Friedman's Confirmation

Former [Left-Wing] US Ambassadors To Israel Working To Block Friedman's Confirmation

Hecklers take aim at David Friedman. "We will not be silenced". The stress they all "care deeply about Israel" as the US' major ally in the Mideast, but cite Mr. The current U.S. embassy is in Tel Aviv, previous presidents having decided not to court Palestinian anger and disrupt peace efforts by endorsing Israel's claim on the holy city as its undivided capital. Read More

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Bombing an attack on future of Pakistan: PM

Victims of the blast include women and children, The Times of India reports . Sufism, a mystic Islamic order that believes in living saints, worships through music and is viewed as heretical by some hardline groups. This shrine bombing also comes after a bloody week in Pakistan, which saw smaller-scale attacks claimed by both ISIS and the Taliban, reports the BBC . Read More

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Priyanka to campaign with Rahul in Rae Bareli

Priyanka to campaign with Rahul in Rae Bareli

The day Union Minister Smriti Irani accused the Congress President's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of avoiding election campaign, as she can not face the people and their questions, Congress released her campaign schedule in all six Assembly seats in Rai Bareli that will go for polls on February 211. Read More

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China Slams N.Korean Missile Test

China Slams N.Korean Missile Test

The U.S. stance towards North Korea, which on Sunday test fired a ballistic missile, is likely to become tougher than before, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday. "Obviously, North Korea is a big, big problem and we will deal with that very strongly", Trump said. Though the United States has guided missile destroyers and local missile defense batteries in the region, missile defense is not "solely the answer" to stopping threats from North Korea, Romero said. Read More

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Triple talaq can't get Constitutional protection: Centre

During the resumed hearing on Thursday, the Centre informed the bench that the court should determine whether the practices of talaq, nikah halala and polygamy are protected under Article 25 (1) of the Constitution (right to freedom of religion); whether Article 25 (1) is subjected to fundamental rights of the Constitution and in particular Article 14 (right to equality) and Article 21 (right to life) and whether personal "law" is protected under Article 13 of Constitution or not. Read More

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USA ambassador at United Nations says Trump supports two-state solution

USA ambassador at United Nations says Trump supports two-state solution

Friedman's representatives have indicated that he intends to apologise for the remark during the hearing Thursday, but the bankruptcy lawyer has also made problematic comments on other groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, whose leaders he called " morons " for raising questions about a pre-election ad in which Trump spoke about secretive global banking conspiracies while featuring images of Jews that Trump associated with his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Read More

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North Korea ready to launch ICBM, Japan-based group says

North Korea ready to launch ICBM, Japan-based group says

Trump assured Japan that the US stands behind the country completely. Though China blocked some attempts, the Security Council has issued a statement on most of the incidents in a show of global unity. North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, claiming further advancement in a weapons programme it is pursuing in violation of United Nations resolutions. Read More

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Israelis and Palestinians: One state or two?

Israelis and Palestinians: One state or two?

But the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for Israel itself. After Netanyahu and Trump talked in the Oval Office following their press conference, the White House said the two "discussed the issue of Israeli settlement construction", and "agreed to continue those discussions and to work out an approach that is consistent with the goal of advancing peace and security". Read More

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Claudio Ranieri plans wholesale changes when 'underdogs' Leicester face Millwall

Claudio Ranieri plans wholesale changes when 'underdogs' Leicester face Millwall

It would be last minute. The Italian will largely revert to the team who beat Derby County in the last round and said the result would be his "responsibility", but made it clear that top-flight survival is the club's priority. "He didn't finish the session on Thursday so we will have to wait". They may not need to be quite so fortunate here with Leicester most unlikely to simply flick a switch and suddenly pose a tangible goal-scoring threat. Read More

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