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Trump issues revised travel ban for majority Muslim countries

He said the new order responds to the courts' concerns. The Trump administration appealed the temporary suspension, but the appeals court upheld the judge's decision. "They alleged violations of the First, Fifth and 14th Amendments, which guarantee religious equality, due process and equal protection under the law, as well as denials of asylum and discriminatory visa processing". Read More

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China's 2017 defense budget rise to slow again

China's 2017 defense budget rise to slow again

The 7 per cent rise - if there were no changes - would be the smallest since 2010 and marks the second year in a row that the country will not increase its military spending by a double-digit percentage. "As to how the situation develops in the future, that depends on USA intentions", Ms. Fu said. China's defense budget is expected to grow to $233 billion (219 million euros) by 2020, while the USA defense budget topped $600 billion in 2016. Read More

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Asif Zardari to go to Parliament over Military Courts

Military courts had been disbanded this year on Jan 7 after a sunset clause under which the tribunals were established expired. "We are not opposing military courts rather we intend to present our proposal", he said. He added that the party had provided one year's time to assess the law, and that the PPP meant to pressure the government to strengthen witness protection in Sindh and disburse funds to the provinces and judiciary for more effective implementation of the National Action Plan. Read More

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Government helps combat South Sudan starvation

Government helps combat South Sudan starvation

Those released by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) included 109 soldiers and 18 civilians, Brigadier Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, the army spokesman, said in a statement on Sunday. They say President Omar al-Bashir and his Arab-dominated government have marginalized the two regions both economically and politically. Citing immeasurable suffering among the civilian population, Eugene Owusu, the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan said: "I implore all parties to this ... Read More

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Barbra Streisand: Donald Trump making me gain weight

Barbra Streisand: Donald Trump making me gain weight

On Saturday Streisand was particularly distressed about Trump's accusation that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones during the election. Barbra Streisand performing in Miami in December. Whether she was joking or not, the tweets didn't go over so well with Trump supporters who hit back with some tweets of their own. Read More

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French president calls for a multi-speed Europe

French president calls for a multi-speed Europe

Hollande, who is the first sitting French president not to contest an election since the beginning of the Fourth Republic, has said the April and May elections in his country are a watershed moment for Europe as a whole. Hollande said that Monday's Versailles meeting was just an extension of the usual Franco-German consultations ahead of summits, not "a matter of impose the point of view of the four most populated eurozone countries". Read More

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Israel decriminalizes marijuana use for non-repeat offenders

Israel decriminalizes marijuana use for non-repeat offenders

That fine is doubled for a second offense, and turned into probation for a third offense, and it is only after a person has been caught smoking weed in public that they will be arrested and criminally prosecuted. An inter-ministerial committee will now create legislation in order to implement the new policy, which still must be ratified by the Knesset. "On the one hand we are opening ourselves up to the future". Read More

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China Targets Around 6.5% Growth In 2017

China Targets Around 6.5% Growth In 2017

Meanwhile, Li said China would face a "more complicated and grimmer" environment and must be highly alert to vulnerabilities in the financial system. "As to how to the situation develops in future, that depends on U.S. intentions". Fu Ying on Saturday shrugged off questions about military investment. Read More

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Kerala: Four RSS workers hacked by CPI(M) activists

Kerala: Four RSS workers hacked by CPI(M) activists

One CPI (M) activist has been arrested. On Thursday night, two BJP activists were injured in rural Kozhikode's Nadapuram after a country- made bomb was hurled at the party office by unidentified persons. While the BJP says it is a fallout of the poor law-and-order situation in the state, the CPM has alleged that such incidents of violence are a conspiracy of the RSS, the political mentor of the BJP. Read More

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No. 21 Syracuse women beat Tar Heels in ACC Tournament

No. 21 Syracuse women beat Tar Heels in ACC Tournament

McCallie said of Odom. Although the Blue Devils have enough talent to do damage in the ACC tournament and perhaps even win it, having to play an extra game in such a deep conference could take a toll. Hicks's 21 points are his most since scoring 22 points against Florida State on January 14. This classic rivalry matchup out of the ACC will be broadcast on Saturday night on ESPN. Read More

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles into Japanese Waters

North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in waters that Japan claims as its exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. Read More

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Trump's admiration of Putin questionable

Trump's admiration of Putin questionable

The image shows Schumer and Putin in NY in 2003, a trip which also saw the Russian premier meet President George W Bush at Camp David. Said a second senior European official: "Vis-a-vis Russian Federation, to be frank I have the impression that the analysis and the positions of this administration are probably now closer to our position than (they) may have been two or three months ago". Read More

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Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris

It can handle another 100,000 displaced people from western Mosul at refugee camps, Minister of Migration and Displacement Jassem Mohammad al-Jaff said Sunday. The operation in Mosul was officially launched in October a year ago. Iraqi army is fighting its way toward the old centre of the city, advancing from the south and the southwest, Brigadier-General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the joint operations command, told state-run television. Read More

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President Donald Trump Supporters Rally in San Diego

President Donald Trump Supporters Rally in San Diego

Organizers for the rally say they hope everyone here continues to have energy and support for other Republicans in local races. An elderly Trump supporter was struck in the head and kicked on the ground. "Show people that it is not only okay to think for themselves, but it is an American virtue", Skorjanec said. "At the forefront of everyone's mind - President Trump's claims that former President Obama ordered his "'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory". Read More

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Francois Fillon says staying in French presidential race

Francois Fillon says staying in French presidential race

In her first interview since the allegations of almost €900,000 in pay, Penelope Fillon told Le Journal du Dimanche that she had carried out "a lot of different tasks" for her husband during his lengthy political career. The Paris rally could be Fillon's last stand, amid growing pressure on him to quit the race because of corruption allegations. On Wednesday, Fillon revealed he would meet investigating magistrates on March 15 and be placed under formal investigation - the equivalent ... Read More

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Firefighters battle large blaze at vehicle scrapyard in Govan

Firefighters battle large blaze at vehicle scrapyard in Govan

Several people on social media have been posting images of the blaze which can be seen from several miles away and even from space. More than 20 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a scrapyard in Glasgow. It is understood the fire, at the Japanese Auto Parts yard, could take a number of days to completely extinguish. SP Energy Networks‏ tweeted on Monday: "Thank you to our customers in Govan for your patience and understanding last night due to the fire very close to our ... Read More

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Azerbaijan and Iran launch rail link

Azerbaijan and Iran launch rail link

It is very important the various sectors of the two countries such as industry, agriculture, public relations, universities, tourism, and banks develop relations, said Rouhani adding: "The central banks of the two countries had good understandings with each other and we hope to witness further development of these ties". Read More

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North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

Former US president Barack Obama in 2014 launched a cyberwar against North Korea's missile programme but it has failed to make significant gains, according to a leading US daily. The move is an apparent retaliation to joint military drills by the USA and South Korea. The tests have prompted the US and South Korea to agree to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile battery in South Korea later this year. Read More

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