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Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russians Before Taking Office

Mr Pence's office has now been forced to say it was now looking again at the issue. Kislyak also confirmed that he spoke with Flynn by text message, but refused to say whether sanctions had been discussed. "Crimea is a part of Ukraine". Flynn has been sharply critical of the CIA, and apparently he's regarded by some in the White House as waging "a jihad against the intelligence community". Read More

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Brexit impact not as bad as feared, European Union says

The Brussels-based commission joined other forecasters in suggesting there could be a short-term boost to growth from Trump's plans to cut USA taxes and increase state spending. Exports of goods and services grew by 6.7 percent last year and could expand by 5 percent this year and by 5.9 percent next year. Fiscal policy is set to remain accommodative, while improving financing conditions are set to contribute to the recovery in investment. Read More

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Celebrating Valentine's Day-here are some ideas

Tillman - will ever get to romanticism. It's a day that celebrates love , so there could be many looking for best love quotes and inspirational messages to share with their loved ones with the hope of making their day special. The fact that companies are now selling some of their products through these means, suggests that "anti-Valentine's" has become cool, even among couples . Read More

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Did Neil Gorsuch call Donald Trump's judiciary comments 'disheartening' and 'demoralizing'?

Did Neil Gorsuch call Donald Trump's judiciary comments 'disheartening' and 'demoralizing'?

The shorthanded Supreme Court now has four liberals and four conservatives, meaning Gorsuch's confirmation would reinstate a conservative majority. "As Sen. As more Americans express concern about President Trump's abuse of presidential authority and his derision of judges who do not rubber stamp his agenda, questions are being raised whether Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch can be expected to stand up to the president and members of his administration. Read More

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Kremlin denies Russian Federation talked sanctions with Trump team

Peskov said a meeting between the two leaders could happen before the G20 summit, scheduled to be held in Hamburg on July 7-8, but no specific agreements had been made so far, Efe news reported . The Washington Post's report, which cites current and former US officials, contradicts Flynn's earlier comments that he never discussed the topic with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a series of phone calls the month before Trump took office. Read More

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Robert Kraft discusses Patriots players skipping White House visit

His response was ripped straight from the Kellyanne Conway playbook: just blame the lyin' media! Watch yet another one of Donny's old pal's dance around reality in order to stay on the man's good side, below... Kraft said Monday he is not concerned. It's worth noting that Tom Brady skipped the Patriots' White House visit in 2015. While Kraft did not directly deny the question, he did not sound anxious about his friendship with Trump causing any issues. Read More

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Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight toll rises to 7

Army spokesman in Srinagar , Rajesh Kalia told KNS that four militants were killed by security forces in Nagbal village in Frisal area in Kulgam district in an encounter that began early Sunday morning. The Congress has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct a probe into the killing of two civilians in Kulgam district and bring those responsible to book. Read More

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Why Marine Le Pen is worrying French Jews

Why Marine Le Pen is worrying French Jews

Le Pen said in an interview late last week that she would not allow French citizens to hold dual citizenship in non-European countries. The European Parliament is trying to recover about half a million euros from the parliamentary group that includes Le Pen and her fellow party members - a lot of money for Le Pen, given the National Front's highly publicized financial difficulties. Read More

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Turkey's Erdogan slams Israeli settlement push as 'absolute provocation'

Turkey's Erdogan slams Israeli settlement push as 'absolute provocation'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned his ministers Sunday not to expect U.S. President Donald Trump to allow Israel to act without limitations. "The ministry I lead is spearheading an intensive fight against the delegitimisation and BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and part of this struggle includes hosting influencers and opinion-formers of worldwide standing in different fields, including sport". Read More

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Netanyahu, in USA this week, seeks comity with Trump

Netanyahu, in USA this week, seeks comity with Trump

Regarding the embassy move Trump said it was "not an easy decision" and that the US will "see what happens". Trump's election win last November was welcomed by Israel's right wing. The U.N. council said previous year that businesses had "enabled, facilitated and profited" from the growth of settlements, including through investments, loans, provision of utilities and exploitation of natural resources. Read More

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John Oliver plans ads to teach Trump about key issues

John Oliver plans ads to teach Trump about key issues

They bought ads , in the style and tone of medical catheter commercials which frequently air on networks like Fox News, meant to "educate" the president on crucial issues like the nuclear triad . And what can we possibly do about it? The host explored how Trump collects information from unreliable sources like Alex Jones' Infowars and Breitbart. Read More

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Ministers to get free vote on John Bercow

Ministers to get free vote on John Bercow

A succession of Conservative MPs said Mr Bercow's comments, which he made during an event at the University of Reading on 3 February, meant he could no longer claim to be politically impartial and must stand down. Nigel Farage, who ran against Bercow in the 2010 General Election, told The Telegraph: "He wouldn't have become Speaker without Labour's support and the donations from Keith Vaz's contacts back that up". Read More

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Metallica coming to Detroit this summer

Metallica coming to Detroit this summer

Metallica will be touring with Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold , just as we'd all expected, with the addition of Gojira on the final six days! Tickets go on sale for members of Metallica's fan club members tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. Metallica will play outdoors in Detroit this summer, as the veteran metal titans have lined up a July 12 concert at Comerica Park, promoters announced early Monday. Read More

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Judge Jails Officials From Kenya's Medical Union

Judge Jails Officials From Kenya's Medical Union

While the government said it can only afford a 40 percent pay rise, doctors have rejected the offer, saying it falls short of promises made in a 2013 agreement. In a press statement, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Kenyans are shocked by the jailing of the officials for their refusal to call off a "legitimate" strike. Read More

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Romanians rally against government for 13th consecutive day

Romanians rally against government for 13th consecutive day

The justice minister resigned last week over widespread public anger. At least 50,000 people gathered outside government headquarters in Bucharest on Sunday, chanting "Thieves", and holding banners that read "Resist". Although Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu withdrew the decree, demonstrators have continued to gather across the nation, including in the cities of Cluj, Sibiu and Timisoara. Read More

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Bomb explosion claims nine lives in Lahore

A bomb explosion in Charing Cross, near Punjab Assembly claims nine lives on Monday evening, Aaj News reported . The explosion occurred right between the DSNG van of Aaj Tv and a police van, our correspondent said. National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had already warned the provincial authorities of possible terrorist attack in Lahore . "All vital installations, including important buildings, hospitals and schools may be kept under strict vigilance", reads the letter issued on ... Read More

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After Losing Court Battle, Trump Hints At A New Immigration Order

After Losing Court Battle, Trump Hints At A New Immigration Order

For the time being, the unanimous ruling of the judges means that citizens from the seven Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the USA, despite Trump's executive order . to seeing them in court'. The Supreme Court has a vacancy, and there's no chance Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch, will be confirmed in time to take part in any consideration of the ban. Read More

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Karnataka passes bill to legalise Kambala

Karnataka passes bill to legalise Kambala

The Karnataka Government on Monday passed an amendment bill in the state assembly to legalise the traditional buffalo race Kambala. The sport shall not be an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960), the Bill said. Inspired by the Jallikattu mass protests in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, people thronged on streets in Karnataka to protest against the ban on Kambala. Kambala is a folk sport, held traditionally under the auspices local land lords and households, in coastal ... Read More

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Russian Federation considers returning Snowden to USA as a 'gift' to Trump

Russian Federation considers returning Snowden to USA as a 'gift' to Trump

Another US intelligence source cited in the piece said that the intelligence, allegedly containing thoughts by Russian officials on how to cater to the current administration, have been collected since Trump's inauguration on January 20. The U.S. president, on his part, has been looking to establish better ties with Moscow - a move Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed. "No country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they're next", Snowden wrote . Read More

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Two dead as avalanche buries nine skiers

Rescue services are now at the scene. Two people were pulled out alive, the rescuers said, while three remain unaccounted for. The avalanche appeared to have been set off by a group of skiers higher up, the ski station said. The snow-slide took place in Tignes, an alpine ski resort in southeastern France, near the border with Italy. The nationalities of those among the skiing party are not yet known. Read More

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Juncker Doubts EU Will Hold Together During Brexit

Bailed out Greece, which swung out of recession past year but is now at the centre of fresh fears for the eurozone, was forecast to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 3.1 percent in 2018. Consumer prices in the eurozone are forecast to markedly pick up this year, as inflation will surge by 1.7 perc ent from 0.2 per cent last year. "The particularly high uncertainty... Read More

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The reason Ryan Gosling didn't attend the BAFTAs has been revealed

The reason Ryan Gosling didn't attend the BAFTAs has been revealed

Unfortunately he was forced to drop out due to a family matter. "He sends his appreciation and thanks for everything". Another user tweeted , again in caps lock, "ATTENTION, #EMMASTONE WON BEST ACTRESS AT THE #BAFTA2017 AND SHE JUST WALKED BACK IN RAN TO #ANDREWGARFIELD AND HUGGED HIM!" A little overrated in terms of entertainment value and performance, "La La Land", nevertheless, is nominated for a record 14 Oscars including Best Actor , Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture and Best ... Read More

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Michael Flynn: White House officials decline to defend embattled national security adviser

Michael Flynn: White House officials decline to defend embattled national security adviser

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, chastised President Trump Sunday for his condemnations of the judiciary branch, following a federal court decision not to reinstate his travel ban. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling - meaning all 29 judges in the circuit, rather than only the three-judge panel, would hear the case. "You can start by providing evidence to back up your claims", Stephanopoulos replies. Read More

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HRW slams 'unlawful' deportation of Afghan refugees

HRW slams 'unlawful' deportation of Afghan refugees

In the second half of 2016, Pakistan "pushed out" almost 365,000 of the country's 1.5 million registered Afghan refugees, as well as just over 200,000 of the estimated one million undocumented Afghans in Pakistan, the rights group said. Pakistan's coercion of hundreds of thousands of registered Afghan refugees into returning to Afghanistan violates the worldwide legal prohibition against refoulement - not to forcibly return anyone to a place where they would face a real risk of persecution, ... Read More

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White House Might Be Rewriting Travel Ban Order

White House Might Be Rewriting Travel Ban Order

Trump railed at Robart on Twitter on Saturday, calling him a " so-called judge " and accusing him of taking "law-enforcement away from our country", adding that his ruling "is ridiculous and will be overturned!" In oral arguments heard on Tuesday, the panel vigorously quizzed attorneys both for the administration and for the state of Washington , the lead plaintiff, which originally filed the suit challenging the travel ban . Read More

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A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

Mr.Panneerselvam's 15 minute meeting with the Governor included him asking for a five day period to gather support from his AIADMK legislators who according to Panneerselvam and his supporters are being held captive by Sasikala. "The maneuvering of a few people can not hurt this mass movement which has 1.5 crore supporters left behind by Amma (Jayalalithaa)", she said. Panneerselvam as of now has the support of seven MLAs namely V. Read More

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Dylan Hartley salutes England's character after dramatic Six Nations win over Wales

And the sprint finishes are, insisted Jones, no fluke. They showed us that you can't afford just to have a 20 minute burst - the intensity has to be there for the full 80 minutes. "We train fast and it's not just helter skelter or unstructured". It gives them a lot of self-belief and confidence. The former coach said a "ruthless" England winning in Wales on Saturday (Sunday NZ time) was "the tipping point for this group of players" as they target back-to-back Grand Slams in the Six ... Read More

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See photos of the snow moon rise over Ann Arbor

See photos of the snow moon rise over Ann Arbor

A lunar eclipse takes place during a full moon approximately two to five times a year, when the earth lines up between the sun and moon, making the moon appear in its shadow. Even after the eclipse is over, it will still be a busy night in the sky. However, you can be sure that more photos of the comet will turn up during the next couple of days as the moon and comet drift further apart in the night sky. Read More

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Lieutenant governor asks Texas Rangers to assist with Tom Brady jersey investigation

Lieutenant governor asks Texas Rangers to assist with Tom Brady jersey investigation

The last six? On a two-yard touchdown plunge by James White, who was stopped at the line of scrimmage, but willed his way into the end zone. After a first half in which he played like that impostor in a Tom Brady mask, the New England Patriots quarterback put on a Super Bowl performance for the ages Sunday, leading his team back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, 34-28. Read More

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BJP worker killed in Thrissur

BJP worker killed in Thrissur

There has been a surge in the number of violent conflicts between the BJP-RSS and the CPM over the past few months. Earlier on January 18, a BJP activist Ezhuthon Santhosh was allegedly murdered by some CPM workers from Dharmadom. "It is requested to kindly urgently intervene in this very serious matter so that peace prevails in the state and enable all democratic parties to function smoothly". Read More

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