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Trump unleashes on media in 'unhinged' press conference

Trump unleashes on media in 'unhinged' press conference

The only calls he has had with Vladimir Putin were calls the Russian president made to congratulate him "extremely nicely" on his election and his inauguration, he said . "Under repeated questioning during an investigation conducted by the White House Counsel's office, General Flynn - I'm told - had a full recollection of what he talked about with the Russian ambassador", Mr Roberts said. Read More

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Flynn's resignation is Trump's opportunity

Flynn's resignation is Trump's opportunity

He did so in the context of as-yet- unresolved questions about Russia's interference in the presidential election and other possible contacts between the regime of Vladimir Putin and the Trump campaign. Trump to what looked like potentially rash departures from previous USA policies. So what we have here is a situation where reporters printed leaks that are somehow deemed fake despite being, by Trump's own admission, true. Read More

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Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to hold hunger strike on February 22

Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to hold hunger strike on February 22

The lead-up to the vote of confidence was not itself without drama. They also tore the assembly agenda papers and threw some chairs around. Speaker P Dhanapal then expelled them from the assembly. But the situation was without irony and political opportunism was out in the open. Earlier on Saturday, AIADMK working president M.K. Stalin and other MLAs were detained by police for protesting against the floor test result at Chennai's Marina Beach. Read More

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Tamil Nadu: Palaniswamy to seek vote of confidence on on Feb 18

Tamil Nadu: Palaniswamy to seek vote of confidence on on Feb 18

Madhusudanan. Later, the DMK members resorted to peaceful protests demanding a secret ballot or postponement of the trust vote, he said. But protests started again at 1 pm following which the House was again adjourned till 3 pm. "Tamil Nadu is known as one of India's best-administered states". Speaker asks all to cooperate. With around four years to go for the next Assembly elections, swaying the proceedings against EPS was the strategy DMK came in with. Read More

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Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russian Federation

Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russian Federation

Trump insisted, however, that the only reason he asked for Flynn's resignation is because he "didn't tell our Vice President properly and then he said he didn't remember, so either way that wasn't very satisfactory to me". The press-the public doesn't believe you people anymore. "I have no deals there". Trump stressed that the Times story centered instead on inappropriate action by United States intelligence agencies, as he stepped up earlier Thursday attacks in which he vowed to catch ... Read More

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Dominant Hirscher takes Alpine skiing slalom gold

Having led a second successive one-two finish for the Austrians, he was in jovial mood on the podium after compatriot Manuel Feller claimed the silver medal ahead of third-placed German Felix Neureuther. Only Austrian Toni Sailer (seven) has more world titles than Hirscher, who is now level with France's Jean-Claude Killy. Sitting primed in third place after the first run, Pinturault faded badly on the second, timing only the 21st fastest descent to eventually finish a disappointing seventh, ... Read More

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Uproar in TN Assembly during EPS trust vote

The DMK complained about their eviction from the assembly and sought postponement of the session to enable a secret voting. This anti-people ( AIADMK ) government must be removed. In this connection, he recalled a similar situation three decades ago, when, during a confidence motion only two factions of the ruling party were present. Read More

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At least 14 killed in Mogadishu market blast

The vehicle blew up in the city's southern Madina district, officials say. No group has yet assumed responsibility for the blast, but the extremist rebel group, al-Shabaab, is known for carrying out such attacks. "A lot of them were dead and the market was totally destroyed", eyewitness Abdulle Omar told the Reuters news agency. Another security official, Mohamed Jilibey, said there were a lot of civilians near the site of the explosion. Read More

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Samsung Heir Arrested on Multiple Corruption Charges

Samsung Heir Arrested on Multiple Corruption Charges

Samsung has been embroiled in a political scandal which in December led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, after months of political turmoil in South Korea. In fact, in one of the prior national committee hearings, Lee mentioned under oath that he did not know Choi. Lee Jae-yong's father Lee Kun-hee was charged twice for bribery in 1995 and 2008 but faced trial without being jailed and received suspended sentences, which were later pardoned. Read More

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Syrian Army kills 650 Terrorists, takes IS outpost near Al Bab

Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 34 civilians in one day, a monitor said on Thursday, but Turkey's army said only "terrorists" died in the operation. "The U.S. has an operation plan for [Raqqa] in any case". Ankara wants to act together on the ISIL-held Syrian cities of Al-Bab and Raqqa, the latter the terrorist group's self-proclaimed capital. Read More

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Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident

Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident

There was no such massacre: it is believed she was referring to two Iraqis in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who were convicted of terrorist activities after killing U.S. We've allowed thousands and thousands of people into our country and there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. The comments are the latest in a list of made up terror incidents from the Trump team. Read More

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Despite high scores, NBA Dunk Contest falls flat for most fans

Former Michigan basketball star Glenn Robinson III answers questions Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. He was definitely the underdog in the field. He slammed it on the second attempt. Gordon had another chance to add to his score, and he attempted to switch the ball from one hand to another underneath his legs while he did a 360. Read More

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Russian Federation to recognise passports issued in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met on Saturday in Munich and agreed to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine. "This has to be the real situation - and if that's not the case, we will have to have fresh negotiations", he told Ukrainian reporters in Munich. It listed the territories concerned as the self-declared Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) and the Donetsk People's Republic (DNR). Read More

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Western Mosul offensive launched against IS

A coalition of Iraqi and worldwide security forces in Iraq on Sunday began their operation to retake the western side of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. The violent videos were posted on social media pages supporting the Iraqi government forces, but it is not known when they were taken. There is little prospect of west Mosul falling quickly. Read More

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FIR registered against Stalin

The lone Indian Union Muslim League member, KAM Muhammad Abubacker, will also be voting against the motion. "The DMK is an anti-national, anti-social, anti-women party". But that bid ended this week when the Supreme Court convicted her of corruption and jailed her for four years. Stalin and his partymen were staging a hunger strike near the Gandhi statue at the beach to protest against the forceful eviction of MLAs from the Assembly. Read More

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Pence's reassurance to Europe falls flat

Pence's reassurance to Europe falls flat

Others said that Pence offered no real policies that would give Europeans concrete reason to feel reassured about the Trump administration. European officials told Reuters in Munich there was still doubt about the direction of Mr Trump's administration, particularly after US Senator John McCain told the conference on Friday the President's team was "in disarray". Read More

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Jewish reporter stunned by Trump tongue-lashing

Jewish reporter stunned by Trump tongue-lashing

But then they said, "There's no way to 270". "And there's tremendous enthusiasm out there". Turx later said on Twitter , "President Trump clearly misunderstood my question". Trump's administration has been criticized as insensitive to the Jewish community, most recently when its International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement failed to include an explicit mention of the Jewish people killed by the Third Reich. Read More

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Pakistan shuts border crossings into Afghanistan after shrine attack

Afghanistan's foreign ministry summoned ambassador Abrar Hussain in Kabul, where deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai sought an explanation but also conveyed his condolences for recent suicide attacks in Pakistan. Pakistani security forces have launched nationwide operations which they said has left more than 100 terrorists dead. Pamphlets distributions and wall chalkings for the IS were spotted in various areas of Pakistan, while security forces also arrested several terrorists ... Read More

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Lavrov Says Russia Wants Military Cooperation With NATO, 'Pragmatic' US Ties

The annual get-together of diplomats and defense officials has been marked by Western concerns about President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy and attitude toward Russian Federation. He went on to say that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation continued to be a Cold War institution, Efe news reported. Russian Federation wants global leaders to embrace a new world order where the USA and other western nations are not calling the shots, but rather sovereign nations will follow worldwide ... Read More

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How President Trump Is Saving Journalism

How President Trump Is Saving Journalism

President Trump embraces white identity politics, which excludes Jews, Hispanics, Muslims, African-Americans, Asians (which is most of the world, let's face it)-anyone who is not of Northern European heritage, white and Christian. "I know when you're telling the truth and when you're not", he said. Donald Trump yesterday launched a blistering attack against his critics in the media as he patted himself on the back for a job well done. Read More

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Trump insists White House is running 'very well'

Trump insists White House is running 'very well'

Outside the White House and across the country immigrants shuttered their shops as Trump mulled a brand new travel ban tailored to the "bad judgement" against the first and immigration agents rounded up hundreds of illegal aliens. And alll the stories about his campaign's contacts with "Russia is fake news". But, he added, "maybe we won't and that's OK". 'Front page, big massive story. Read More

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Led coalition says IS command center destroyed in Mosul

In telephone interviews, residents said the Islamic State is using food as a weapon, doling out small amounts to hungry families in return for information gained by spying on neighbors suspected of aiding Iraqi security forces. Moreover, 300 Iraqi soldiers graduated for patrol and clearing techniques at the Al Asad Air Base, a program led by the combined efforts of Danish, British, Latvian, Estonian and United States forces. Read More

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