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Mitch McConnell: "Highly Likely" Senate Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Flynn

Spicer said that the trust of the USA president in his advisor had "eroded", and asked for his resignation. Late Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell told congressional reporters it was "highly likely" the Senate Intel Committee would pursue further investigations into Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador and their greater connection to Trump's administration. Read More

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Trump to Speak with Nigerian, South African Presidents

Trump to Speak with Nigerian, South African Presidents

A communique from his office tells us the two Presidents reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening "already strong bilateral relations" and discussed "the need to work together for peace and stability" in Africa. According to reports, the South African president highlighted that the Israeli settlement policies obstruct all global efforts for a two-state solution and the implementation of the Oslo Accord. Read More

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Two dead and 18 injured as huge explosion rocks city

Capital City Police Officer of Peshawar has said that a probe has been launched and approximately 15 kilogram of explosives were used for the blast. They said that Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, an offshoot of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan which claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, had attached a photograph of the bomber to the statement. Read More

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Democrat Congressman says Michael Flynn's Russian Federation discussions were 'treason'

Democrat Congressman says Michael Flynn's Russian Federation discussions were 'treason'

Hours before Mr. Flynn sent in his resignation letter , media reports emerged that the Justice Department had warned the White House that the NSA could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. "The U.S. diplomats also meet with representatives of the Russian regions, they also travel the country, which is a common diplomatic practice", the Kremlin spokesman said adding that there was nothing unusual about it. Read More

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PSA Group to buy Opel/Vauxhall?

However, it said there could be "no assurance that an agreement will be reached" . Earlier this month the company reported strong overall results but a hoped-for return to profit from Vauxhall and Opel failed to materialise. A spokesman for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said: "Speculation over a merger between GM and Peugeot is a matter for the companies involved". Read More

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Return to Warm, Strategic US-Israeli Relations?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will land in Washington this week and finally receive the status he has been waiting for over the past eight years: The White House's darling. "It has to be stressed that no Palestinian will accept the formula of two states for two peoples, because they don't recognise us to be a people". Palestinian-Israelis make up approximately 20 percent of Israel's population. Read More

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Eight dead after Xinjiang knife attack, government says

Eight dead after Xinjiang knife attack, government says

Five other people were also injured in the attack. They have long chafed under the rule of Beijing, more than 1,800 miles (3,000 km) away from the provincial capital of Urumqi. In December, five people were killed when attackers drove a vehicle into a government building and police shot dead what authorities described as three terror suspects last month. Read More

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Hummels expects Arsenal to start Mesut Ozil in Bayern Munich clash

Hummels expects Arsenal to start Mesut Ozil in Bayern Munich clash

Ospina has played in each of Arsenal's group stage games in the Champions League campaign, and Wenger is keen to keep the faith in his rotation policy. "A modern day player has to be equipped to do both and I don't know that Arsenal get enough from Ozil when they don't have the ball". We want to be the better team, to show them it's tough to play here from the first minute. Read More

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Indonesians in seven provinces vote for people's reps

Though Ahok has been credited with building up Jakarta's infrastructure and leading in a "straight-talking" fashion since taking over as governor in 2014, a December poll by Saiful Manjani Research and Consulting showed that the blasphemy case had largely set the conservative religious base against him - 45% of Indonesians believed his comments were blasphemous, despite 88% of respondents admitting they were not sure what he had actually said. Read More

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Trudeau meets Trump: A diplomatic balancing act

Trudeau meets Trump: A diplomatic balancing act

The apparently awkward first meeting in Washington was followed by a press conference when Mr Trudeau attempted to mend relations by emphasising the "deep abiding respect" between the two countries. Canada and Mexico send the bulk of their exports to the United States under NAFTA. "I think that he will make the point that Canada and the United States have, right now, the most successful economic relationship in the world". Read More

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Netanyahu adviser wants 'no gaps' with US on key issues

Netanyahu adviser wants 'no gaps' with US on key issues

On the eve of Netanyahu's departure for Washington, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, publicly cautioned him not to mention the words "two-state solution" in talks with Trump . Mr Kushner facilitated a meeting between Mr Trump and the Israeli leader last September. "For Netanyahu , Trump could be the American president dream come true as long as there is no unpredictability". Read More

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Hate Crimes Up In Yorkshire After Brexit Vote

Figures compiled by the Press Association show the average increase across England and Wales was just over a quarter. Between July and September past year, the police logged 277 hate crime offences, an increase of 60%. In 36 police force areas, a majority of voters backed Leave in the referendum - and the quarterly hate crime figure rose in all of them except two. Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of Mountain Empire

A combination of rain, sleet and snow is expected in New Canaan Sunday and Sunday night . Locations along and north of I-96 could pick up around an inch of snow. These two systems will bring an 80% chance of a wintry mix to our area from sunrise Sunday to sunrise Monday . Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour were recorded around 12:30 a.m.at Greater Binghamton Airport and in the Ithaca area, gusts measured around 46 mph. Read More

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Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trump has pledged to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement linking the economies of the United States, Mexico and Canada to make the terms more favorable to Americans. "We'll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both of our countries". President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Senate confirmed Steve Mnuchin as treasury secretary, and national security adviserMichael Flynn got into hot water with ... Read More

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Trump did not instruct Flynn to talk about Russian sanctions, Spicer says

Trump did not instruct Flynn to talk about Russian sanctions, Spicer says

This is nearly certainly a violation of the Logan Act, which prevents private citizens from conducting foreign diplomacy, and beyond that, a stunning defilement of basic democratic norms. Flynn speaks to Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US, by phone the same day. December 29: The Obama administration announces new sanctions against Russian Federation and the expulsion of 35 of its diplomats over the country's alleged interference in the 2016 USA election. Read More

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Short-lived: Trump national security aide resigns over Russian contacts

Short-lived: Trump national security aide resigns over Russian contacts

There was no indication from transcripts of Flynn's conversations that he had promised to lift the sanctions but rather that he made more general comments about hoping for better U.S. Yet, the White House had known about Flynn's deception for weeks. He said that Mr Trump spoken with White House legal counsel, Donald McGahn. Now, the truthfulness of Flynn's account is another matter. Read More

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Start of Syria talks in Astana delayed by one day

Start of Syria talks in Astana delayed by one day

De Mistura's office said Monday that delegations representing the Syrian government and the opposition are set to arrive in Geneva around February 20 for "prior consultations" with the United Nations envoy. Russian Federation and Iran have helped turn the tables on the ground with their military backing for Assad, while Turkey has supported rebels fighting to oust the leader. Read More

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Exempt toddy, beer, wine: Kerala to SC

Exempt toddy, beer, wine: Kerala to SC

MoRTH in a circular issued to all State governments on October 26, 2007 advised them to remove all liquor shops along the national highways and not to issue any fresh licences and since then regular advisories were sent to the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories.An advisory, dated December 1, 2011, noted that India had recorded the highest number of road accident fatalities in the world with an accident occurring practically every four minutes. Read More

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Devos like Trump, A Close Call

Then, this past Friday, DeVos was not allowed entry into a Washington , D.C. public school by protestors. This is unsettling for public schools because it means schools that aren't held to the same academic standards are taking money that could be used to enrich public schools that play by the rules. Read More

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Russian Lawmakers Criticize Washington Over Mike Flynn Resignation

Russian Lawmakers Criticize Washington Over Mike Flynn Resignation

If Flynn was untruthful during the interviews, it could leave him vulnerable to criminal charges. Now that you're all caught up, here's your chance to tell us what you think of Trump as we track his major moves in the first 100 days. Hours before Spicer spoke to reporters, senior counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested the former national security adviser offered to resign . "He knew he had become a lighting rod and he made that decision". Read More

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AIADMK leadership crisis: I can manage my enemies, says Sasikala

AIADMK leadership crisis: I can manage my enemies, says Sasikala

The Supreme Court has rejected Sasikala Natarajan's request for more time to surrender. She also spent the night at the Kyuvathur resort where the MLAS were lodged in a bid to formalise the party's strategies. Indian media reports say police have entered the resort to arrest her. Therefore, when she is back, she can still have popular support. While there were widespread murmurs of resentment among the public and party supporters, the arrangement appeared to have settled for a few short ... Read More

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Trump aides spoke to Russians during campaign

Still, the report noted that the intelligence officials who spoke with the newspaper (anonymously, since the investigation is ongoing) found the links "alarming" given the complimentary ways in which Trump spoke about Russian president Vladimir Putin during the campaign and, most notably, a speech where Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails . Read More

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Kremlin Says Putin and Trump Will Meet In July

Kremlin Says Putin and Trump Will Meet In July

Media reports to the contrary, as well as Flynn's trip to Russian Federation in 2015, were at the forefront of criticism of Flynn's appointment as a senior U.S. The Times spoke with Manafort, who vociferously denied that he ever knowingly spoke to Russian intelligence officers, though he has conducted business in Russia. Read More

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