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Donald Trump is struggling to keep his border wall promise

Donald Trump is struggling to keep his border wall promise

An aerial view shows the metal fence between Mexico, left, and the United States in Puerto Anapra, Chihuahua state, near El Paso, Texas, on Feb 19, 2017. -Mexico border, told reporters that he believes border security-related issues could be alleviated through comprehensive immigration overhauls instead of constructing a almost 2,000 mile structure, which at least one estimate suggests could cost up to $40 billion. Read More

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Iraqi air force hits Islamic State inside Syria for first time

The initial numbers of displaced from western Mosul have been low, but Iraqi forces are yet to punch into the city's dense urban neighborhoods. It did not specify whether the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the Syrian government, but Iraq has said that it is engaged in security and intelligence sharing operations with Syria, Russia and Iran. Read More

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Turkey may seek reinstatement of death penalty punishment

Turkey may seek reinstatement of death penalty punishment

In 2010, heroin was involved in 8 per cent of United States drug overdose deaths, a study by the Atlanta-based centre said. The ministry did not specify how many are diplomats themselves and how many are members of their families. The coup attempt left at least 248 people killed and more than 2,100 injured. Greece's defence minister Panos Kammenos told Ant1 TV: "Greece condemned the coup attempt from its inception, and from there on it's Greece's courts which will decide, based on Greek ... Read More

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Philippine president's war of words with arrested critic

Philippine president's war of words with arrested critic

Alvarez said the drug trade case filed by the Department of Justice relied on the House of Representatives inquiry in aid of legislation on the New Bilibid Prison drug trade where De Lima allegedly raised campaign funds. However, De Lima may share the same compound together with the other two former senators she helped put in jail over the controversial pork barrel scam - Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla. Read More

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Senator who criticized Philippine president's anti-drug crackdown arrested on drug charges

Senator who criticized Philippine president's anti-drug crackdown arrested on drug charges

Following the news of the issuance of arrest against her, de Lima, a feisty critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his drug war, waited at the Senate on the same day to be served the warrant, but it never came. Phelim Kine of the New York-based Human Rights Watch said Duterte had "effectively expanded his "drug war" from the urban poor to the legislative branch" by arresting de Lima. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn is not the cause of Labour's woes, says Norwich MP

Jeremy has to show he understands how to turn things around and deliver just that". Copeland, created in 1983, and its predecessor constituency Whitehaven have returned Labour MPs since 1935. "I don't think I'll ever vote Tory but it depends what happens with Labour, if they get their house in order and sort their policies out". But it would be a fearless MP who chose to take on Mr Corbyn yet again, even after the stunning defeat in Copeland. Read More

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Presidential candidate urges French expats to leave London

Presidential candidate urges French expats to leave London

In a keynote foreign policy speech in Paris, Le Pen offered withering criticism of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and decried what she essentially described as Western meddling in countries like Iraq, Syria, Libya, Russia and Turkey that she claimed have increased instability, broken bilateral promises and betrayed the wishes of the people. Read More

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Xenophobic Violence Erupts in South Africa

Xenophobic Violence Erupts in South Africa

At another location, tear gas and water cannons were also used. This week, reports emerged of a Nigerian church set on fire and the looting of Nigerian shops and homes in Pretoria West. In his reaction, the Head of Public Relations, MTN Nigeria, Mr Funso Aina expresses concern over the violence. But Phahlane said police had to be careful not to be too heavy handed. Read More

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Le Pen walks out of Beirut meeting in headscarf 'stunt'

Praising the "political gesture", Florian Philippot, one Le Pen's closest aides, said it was "a lovely message of emancipation and freedom sent to the women of France and the world", reported the Daily Mail . Under France's strict separation of church and state, headscarves are banned in government institutions such as public schools. Le Pen's body guard, who was also interrogated today, was released without being charged. Read More

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Yes we can? Petition launched for Obama 2017 French presidential campaign

Yes we can? Petition launched for Obama 2017 French presidential campaign

In fact, he used to be the president of the United States. The site purports to not be affiliated with Obama, the group merely would like to see the man they feel "has the best resume in the world" occupy Élysée Palace. The total is up to 27,000, according to NPR . Remember how the USA used to have a president who was a source of pride for the country all around the world? Thousands of signatures have been gathered through an online petition calling for Obama to run the presidential ... Read More

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Trump attacks anonymous sources in media, 'Say it to my face.'

Trump attacks anonymous sources in media, 'Say it to my face.'

Trump said the use of unnamed and anonymous sources gave news outlets the opportunity to publish false reports and further corporate agendas. After spending the first part of his address tearing into the media, Trump spent the rest of his speech - which clocked in at around 50 minutes - ticking through campaign promises from building a border wall to repealing the Affordable Care Act to combating terrorism. Read More

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South African justice commission decries attacks against foreigners

In April 2015, a wave of xenophobic attacks left many foreigners - the majority of them Nigerians - dead and their homes and businesses destroyed. She said no Ghanaian business had also been so far attacked and all were intact; and the South African Ministry of Internal Affairs, with which the Ministry interacted had also given assurance that Ghanaian nationals would be saved. Read More

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Trump blames 'liberal activists' for 'angry crowds' in Republican town halls

The 71-year-old district director for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, hit her head, fainted and was hospitalized February 14 after activists with Indivisible , an new protest group , tried to force open the office door. Schumer, the most powerful Democrat in the Senate is saying that the Democrats can't do anything to stop Trump. Democrat Rep. from California, Maxine Waters has resorted to name calling by claiming that Trump's cabinet is full of "scumbags". Read More

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Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

Jeff Davis told US News. Thousands of Iraqi forces have been involved in the advance on Mosul, while USA officials say they believe that only about 2,000 jihadists remain in the city. Roughly 450 out of the almost 5,000 conventional USA troops deployed to Iraq have been embedded in military adviser teams "at every level of command all over Iraq", Col. Read More

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Scott's popularity tops Trump in the state

MTSU's 2009 poll regarding Obama's approval rating reflected 53 percent of people approved of the job he was doing in office in the spring of 2009 and 27 percent disapproved. As for how the the media as a whole is covering Trump, 50% of voters disapprove of the coverage of Trump compared to 45% who feel it has been fine. The poll of registered voters conducted February 15-19 found that 52 percent of voters think the state is "on the wrong track" and 66 percent of voters think the country ... Read More

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Progressively speaking: Jewish voice against Israel's occupation getting louder

Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, has been ramping up its activities in Washington, D.C. The Israel lobby claims 3.3 million mostly evangelical members. But, at some point down the road, as the Israeli occupation lurches into its 7th and then 8th decade, Israel will no longer be seen by the U.S. - as it barely is these days by most European states - as a democracy. Read More

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Questions for anti-EU UKIP as Britain's Labour holds onto parliamentary seat

In Stoke-on-Trent, which has been a safe Labour seat since 1950, Gareth Snell said the result showed that "hatred and bigotry" were not welcome in Stoke. He said: "It's a big challenge". A Tory win would "mark a rare by-election gain for a government party", says the Daily Telegraph , "underlining the scale of the task facing Corbyn in his quest for Downing Street". Read More

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Dozens of civilians killed in auto bomb blast in al-Bab

The announcement comes hours after nearly 70 people were killed and over 100 injured in two subsequent vehicle bomb attacks in the village of Sousian, a mere eight kilometers from Al-Bab. "The situation in al-Bab is not stable", Issa Khider, a local activist, said Friday. "Our search-and-clear operation is still under way", the rebel fighter said. Read More

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Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan

Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan

Many farmers in South Sudan were unable to harvest last August and September, and the second planting season that normally begins in April is threatened because of the continuing and often unrestrained violence. Almost 5 million South Sudanese, or 42% of the population, are facing dire hunger or starvation, according to the Integrated Food Security report , and the number of people in crisis is expected to rise to at least 5.5 million by midyear, when South Sudan's lean season sets in. Read More

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Resurgent Wozniacki reaches Dubai final

Resurgent Wozniacki reaches Dubai final

American teen Catherine "CiCi" Bellis captured her first career Top 10 win on Wednesday when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the third round at the Dubai Tennis Championships . "I was really pleased with how I was playing". Bellis sat down with her parents, IMG agent Marijn Bal, coach Anibal Aranda of the USTA and hitting partner Tom Gutteridge and announced two weeks later she was turning professional (and collected the cash). Read More

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Iraqi forces launch new push to free Mosul airport, military base

Iraqi forces launch new push to free Mosul airport, military base

On Sunday, after weeks of preparations, Iraqi forces officially launched the operation to take Mosul's western half, with the Iraqi regular army and federal police forces taking part in the initial push. "Yes, that has happened", he said, adding that USA troops have "come under fire at different times" and "have returned fire at different times" although he said the intent is for American forces to stay away from the front. Read More

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VX Nerve Agent Used In Murder Of Kim Jong Nam: Malaysia

The method was developed by the US Army to enable safer handling and storage of chemical weapons. The US Army destroyed the majority of its VX stockpile in 2009 , in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 (pdf, p. "I am outraged that the criminals used such a risky chemical in a public area", said Malaysia's Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on Friday. Read More

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Fatal Shooting Of Indian Man In Kansas Sparks Outrage In Home Country

Fatal Shooting Of Indian Man In Kansas Sparks Outrage In Home Country

Lying in his hospital bed Ian Grillot , a 24-year old Kanyas youth is getting heaps of praise for his actions while he was intervened and apprehends the gunman who shot fire at two Indian engineers. Kuchibhotla had stopped by Austins Bar and Grill in south Olathe to get a drink with Madasani after work. Purinton turned around and fired a shot at Grillot which went through his hand and chest. Read More

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Trump administration officials head to Mexico for talks amid strained relations

Trump administration officials head to Mexico for talks amid strained relations

Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about USA policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security. "Secretary Tillerson has an opportunity to set relations on a more sound footing based on mutual respect", she said in a statement. Trump has touted an expanded border wall as a way of stopping illegal immigration. Read More

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White House slams report Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected request

White House slams report Federal Bureau of Investigation rejected request

Rachel Maddow began her piece on last night's damning report from CNN that the Trump administration sought help from the FBI to squash reports that Trump officials had communications with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign by framing it against the Nixon administration's attempts to stop the criminal investigation by the Justice Department over what had happened. Read More

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