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Can Tony Blair turn around Britain's break for the Brexit?


The speech has been organized by the Open Britain campaign group. Former Cabinet minister Michael Gove said: " Tony Blair had his say during the referendum - he should now respect the fact that the British people voted to leave". But the Liberal Democrats' Brexit spokesman, former leader Nick Clegg, said he "agreed with every word" Mr Blair said. "We heard all these arguments previous year - not a thing has changed - and I think it really is insulting the intelligence of the ... Read More »

Dozens rally to keep Affordable Care Act


To the warnings from conservative groups that they need to move faster on dismantling Obamacare, add one more prod, this one from within. Members of the caucus voted earlier this week to urge House leaders to bring to the House floor an Obamacare repeal bill that both legislative chambers approved in 2015 but that President Barack Obama vetoed. Read More »

Omar Abdel-Rahman, 1993 World Trade Center bombing plotter, dies


Abdel-Rahman also was convicted in a plot to assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The 78-year-old Abdel-Rahman passed away at a prison hospital in South Carolina, NBC New York said. Much of the case against Abdel Rahman, a preacher at a New Jersey mosque, and his followers was based on video and audio recordings made with the help of his bodyguard, who became an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant. Read More »

Chris Wallace To Reince Priebus

Priebus argued that "other cable stations, not necessarily Fox", only briefly covered events like Trump's meetings with foreign leaders and announcement of the president's Supreme Court nominee, saying outlets instead focused on ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign " all day long, on every chyron, every seven minutes". Read More »

Kelly: Trump working on new 'streamlined' travel ban

The memos were signed Friday by Kelly and, if approved by President Trump, would give federal authorities more power to aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the country and along US borders. One of the lead plaintiffs, Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi husband and father of three who worked for the USA military and was issued a valid visa, was detained at John F. Read More »

Child dies following auto bomb attack in Turkey


The office added that the body of a neighborhood guard was later found in the debris following the blast that occurred at 8.45 p.m. local time (1745GMT). "The terrorist attack was carried out by detonating the bomb-laden auto via remote control". Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also condemned the attack and vowed to eliminate the terrorists. Read More »

Feds arrest Conway man allegedly plotting attack "in spirit of Dylann Roof"


On Dec. 26, McDowell posted a message on his Facebook page stating " I love love to act what u think ", accompanied by a link to Temple Emanu-El, a conservative synagogue in Myrtle Beach . In one conversation, McDowell told the agent he wanted to "do something on a f****** big scale and write on the f****** building or whatever, 'In the spirit of Dylann Roof'". Read More »

Amtrak Police Officer Charged With Murder In Union Station Shooting


Fahy says Tankson "reasonably believed he was about to be shot". An Amtrak police officer has been charged with murder in the February 8 shooting of an unarmed bus passenger near Union Station in Chicago. Chicago police confirmed Robertson was unarmed. Tankson's attorney, Will Fahy, said Friday that Tankson saw Robertson turn and reach for what the officer thought was a gun. Read More »

Trump has 'full confidence' in embattled aide: adviser

Flynn resigned earlier this week after he was found to have misled Vice President Mike Pence about holding unauthorized discussions about sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the United States in December. Trump denied knowing anything about Flynn discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador when, in fact, he did. Separately, senior Republicans issued their boldest challenge yet to the president, promising to get to the bottom of the relationship between his aides and Russian ... Read More »

Online Retailers Are Slashing Prices on Ivanka Trump Merchandise

On average, 10 percent of goods in the USA see such steep price cuts. A representative of the chain's parent company, Burlington Stores, did not respond to requests for comment. "Bad!" read Trump's tweet protesting Nordstrom's decision to stop selling his daughter's products. On the 8 February President Trump publicly voiced his disapproval of Nordstrom's decision to drop his daughter's line. Read More »

Russian spy ship spotted off DE coast


It was the first time Russian jets buzzed a USA warship since President Trump assumed office. U.S. officials have told media that one Russian battalion equipped with the banned weapons is based at a test site in southern Russia, near Volgograd. Read More »

Trump's Labor Secretary pick Andrew Puzder withdraws his nomination

Attorney for Southern District of Florida, and was the longest serving U.S. Attorney in the District since the 1970s". Acosta was named dean of the law school at Florida International University in 2009. They included five members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee, which was scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing for Puzder on February 16. Read More »

Clinton weighs in on Flynn resignation


Clinton retweeted Philippe Reines's post and added her own commentary. Clinton's response to Flynn's resignation harks back to the 2016 presidential election days of "Pizzagate", a unusual, quickly debunked conspiracy theory . In a resignation letter, Mr Flynn said he gave Vice President Mike Pence and others "incomplete information" about his calls with Russia's ambassador to the US. Read More »

House Dem: Sessions Must Recuse Himself From Flynn Probe

The Washington Post Monday reported that then-acting-Attorney General Sally Yates three weeks earlier warned the White House about Flynn's phone call. The New York Democrat called for an "independent investigation", possibly led by career DOJ employees with prosecutorial powers. Department of Justice regulations specifically prohibit individuals who have political ties to the subjects of an investigation from leading that investigation. Read More »

NASA Scientist, US Citizen Sidd Bikkannavar Detained At Airport

Earlier this week, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a statement that people visiting the USA may be asked to give up passwords to their social media accounts. CBP has the authority to search electronic devices at the border. "Once they took both my phone and the access PIN, they returned me to the holding area with cots and other sleeping detainees until they finished copying my data". Read More »

Elon Musk Says We Must Become Cyborgs To Interface With Artificial Intelligence

Though he stopped short of warning humankind that "resistance is futile", Musk mentioned that we will have to merge with machines somehow. The billionaire CEO of Tesla and Space X has said that as artificial intelligence continues to evolve it is a matter of when, not if, that it outpaces humanity , and we should be prepared to merge with it. Read More »

No deal yet on earlier meeting between Putin, Trump

The creators plan to do the projections again, but didn't have specific dates or locations. Assuming that there is a G20 summit in July this year, one way or the other the presidents will meet there, but, as you know, there has been talk about the possibility of an earlier meeting. Read More »

Russian Fighter Jets Repeatedly Buzz US Destroyer


Two of the incidents involved supersonic Su-24 attack jets, while the other flyby was allegedly made by an IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft. The flights by the warplanes were so close they created wake in the water. A defense official made clear to USNI News that while the February 10 met the threshold of being considered unsafe it wasn't in the same league as the April Donald Cook incident. Read More »

Turkey arrests French citizen over New Year massacre

The suspect was arrested in Istanbul and formally charged for involvement in the New Year's shooting, Turkish news agencies reported on Tuesday. He had been arrested on January 16 and brought to an Istanbul courthouse on Saturday. Masharipov is now facing charges of Daesh membership, premeditated murder, trying to overturn the constitutional order and possessing weapons. Additionally, police detained four other people, including a man of Kyrgyz origin and three women from Egypt, Senegal ... Read More »

32 killed in Taiwan tour bus accident

The one-day tour group of local elderly people set off from Taipei on Monday morning for a daytrip to Wuling Farm to see cherry blossom, reported the Chinese-language Apple Daily. Police are still trying to decipher whether the bus was speeding at that time. "[Police] do not rule out that possibility the bus driver was worn out due to long hours of work as one of the causes". Read More »

Four Kashmiri youth killed by Indian forces in IOK

Two civilians, two Indian junior servicemen and four terrorists were killed on Sunday in the operation by the Indian security forces that took place in the Kulgam district. They said they are obliged to resent and raise voice against "state oppression". It was also reported that one police personnel also sustained injuries. Read More »

Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

Planned Parenthood has said cutting off federal funds would make it more hard for women to access birth control and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. "We do ask anyone wishing to show support for Planned Parenthood and our work not to rally outside of a health center, unless you are directed to by the local health center or affiliate staff". Read More »

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as new German president

Although the post is largely ceremonial, past German presidents have used the role to act as a moral authority in debates of national and worldwide importance. Asked in August about the rise of right-wing populism in Germany and elsewhere, Steinmeier criticized those who "make politics with fear". German local media have long speculated Steinmeier as the obvious victor, since he got the grand governing coalition as well as the influential Social Democratic Party of Germany on his back. Read More »

Romanian Justice Minister resigns from government

Romania's government withdrew the contentious decree, crafted by Iordache, to legalize some forms of official misconduct this week after hundreds of thousands protested in cities around Romania. Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu sought to reassure the public Thursday that the government would listen and take their concerns into account when considering future legal amendments. Read More »

Total fire ban declared for Albury ahead of scorching weekend

This combined with inconsistent rainfall will result in increased the fire danger ratings for the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen areas", said Superintendent McArdle. A statewide total fire ban has been declared for Saturday and Sunday as some parts of NSW are due to reach temperatures in the mid-40s. "Our focus turns very much to the saving of life, the saving of property and getting as many messages and warnings out as we can in light of the conditions". Read More »

Multinational "Aman-17" naval exercise kicks off


The reality today is that the navies from thirty seven countries majority reckoned as the best in the waters have gathered at the shores of Pakistan in recognition of its geostrategic location and the role it has played for the security of maritime highways in the region. Read More »

Peruvian Judge Orders the Arrest of Former President Alejandro Toledo

Paolo Aldea, appointed as Toledo's attorney just a few days ago, said Wednesday night that his defendant was in Paris and didn't specify whether he will return to Peru, according to El Comercio. The engineering conglomerate is also at the centre of the probe into bribes for contracts at Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras and other government-controlled businesses there.The multi-pronged inquiry has seen dozens convicted of corruption and has left popular former President Lula da Silva ... Read More »

Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Could Open By Early Saturday

A salmon hatchery below the dam is now at risk, officials say. The emergency spillway is another story, however, and if put into use will lead to tons of trees and debris being swept down into the river and the Feather River Hatchery below, as the Chronicle reports , potentially killing off millions of unhatched steelhead salmon eggs that are vital to the fishing industry - salmon hatched here end up being released and caught all along the Pacific coast. Read More »

US, Chinese military planes come close at South China Sea

It is important, Mahnken said, for the remind the Chinese that under worldwide law, the islands "do not exist". "Clearly we have our differences with China over militarization of the South China Sea, over their reclamation of the islands and some of their broader strategic objectives, but when it comes to simply the interactions, those are largely professional and safe", Davis said. Read More »

Iran reacts to new USA administration at Islamic Revolution anniversary marches


The White House said on its website upon Trump's inauguration that the USA will "develop a state-of-the-art missile defense system to protect against missile-based attacks from states like Iran and North Korea". Iran's ballistic missile program is prohibited by UN Security Council Resolution 223 but SAM missiles like the one launched on Wednesday are not included in that ban. Read More »

President Erdoğan approves charter draft, referendum on April 16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform bill that will pave the way for an executive presidential system. The Bill envisions granting the office of the presidency - now a largely ceremonial position - the power to appoint government ministers and senior officials, dissolve parliament, declare states of emergency, issue decrees and appoint half of the members in the country's highest judicial body. Read More »

Clifford has earned place - Jones


Jones has been full of praise for Nowell, who he says has "an excellent work rate" and feels as a player that carries though the line, he "will be important" against Wales . Playing Wales in Cardiff is one of the biggest games in world rugby and we're excited. "That is the biggest bonus they are going to get moving forwards, as Eddie has alluded to". Read More »

Palestinian man injures four in shooting at Israeli market

Spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the attacker was arrested soon after the shooting on Thursday afternoon in Petah Tikva. The man was arrested uninjured while still carrying the gun, they added. Israel, for its part, says 46 Israelis have been killed over the same period in attacks carried out by Palestinians. Israeli media reported that the assailant first opened fire on people in the street, and then on a city transit bus. Read More »

Iran slams Trump's criticism of nuclear deal


Iran said on Monday a recent missile trial launch was not meant to send a message to new US President Donald Trump and to test him, since after a series of policy statements Iranian officials already "know him quite well". The relations between the USA and Iran have been tense for more of the past four decades, but the deal was supposed to usher in a new period of detente. Read More »

USA condemns Kabul terror attack, reaffirms its commitment


Although no specific group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's suicide bombing yet, the attack bore the hallmarks of the Taliban , which has attacked the top court and its employees in the past. ISIS is also gaining some traction in Afghanistan , however, and could well also have done it. "We also reaffirmed our support for the Afghan government as they work to defend their people and against enemies of peace", Spicer said. Read More »

Nigerians Hold Anti-government Protests

Nigeria fell into recession in 2016 after a global fall in commodity prices and a downturn in its oil production caused by militant attacks on pipelines in the oil-rich Niger Delta. "‎Again it has to be said that it's our business, it's our duty to ensure that we put the Nigerian economy on the track of recovery". The Spokesperson for the group, Dr. Read More »

Alarming figures reveal the extent of abuse in the Catholic church

The commission has conducted 15 public hearings into the Catholic Church, many of which had included "depressingly similar" evidence, counsel assisting Gail Furness SC said . "No percentage of accused paedophiles inside the Catholic Church is acceptable, it should be zero", he said. The percentage of abusive priests in Australia is higher than that in the United Sates, where, according to a study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice commissioned by the US bishops, approximately ... Read More »

Buckingham Palace Reissues Queen Elizabeth's Portrait Photographed by David Bailey

George VI, who was suffering from lung cancer, died unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at Sandringham in 1952. Queen Elizabeth marked a very special occasion on Monday - her Sapphire Jubilee. The Buckingham Palace confirmed that she plans to spend the day at her Sandringham House estate in Norfolk. Royal gun salutes will fire in London on the day to mark the 65th anniversary of the Queen taking the throne. Read More »

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high for second straight year


Last year's total tops the 11,035 civilian injuries and deaths in 2015, which itself was the highest civilian casualty toll since 2009, when the United Nations started tracking the number. Anti-Government forces, mainly the Taliban , were responsible for nearly two thirds of the casualties while pro-Government forces were responsible for nearly one quarter. Read More »

East NY Man Accused Of Murdering Queens Jogger

Vetrano's mother confronted the 20-year-old when he appeared at the Queens Criminal Court on Sunday where he was later charged with murder. The body of Marcotte, 27, a Boston University graduate living in NY, was found in woods amid evidence of a fire five days after Karina Anne Vetrano, the 30-year-old daughter of a retired FDNY firefighter, was raped and murdered while jogging on Howard Beach. Read More »

Sunny and chilly today, light snow overnight becoming sleet, freezing rain


Temperatures are critical, in terms of our proximity to freezing (32 degrees / 0 degrees Celsius) when the rain arrives. Snow and freezing rain could start falling shortly after midnight. Towns near the New Hampshire border can expect about 2 inches. Transportation will be applying salt brine to hills and bridges beginning at 8pm this evening in advance of freezing rain Tuesday am. Read More »

London teen admits killing retired Fla. teacher


Bulhan, a 19-year old Somali-Norwegian who moved to the United Kingdom in 2002, admitted to committing manslaughter on grounds of being in a poor mental state, the BBC reported. Bulhan is a Norwegian national who moved to the United Kingdom in 2002. At the hearing, the court heard how the suspect was suffering from an "acute" episode of paranoid schizophrenia at the time, with prosecutor Mark Heywood saying he accepted Bulhan's plea. Read More »

No clarity on date for Sasikala's swearing

Apart from making things clearer to the people about Amma's death, the doctors announcement has come down as a big breathing space for Sasikala, whose loyalty was questioned after her friend passed away. Panneerselvam's resignation and requested him and his Council of Ministers to continue to function until alternative arrangements are made. While a section in the party maintained that Sasikala could have waited till the court order to take the CM post, another section argued that in case the ... Read More »

Australia take 1-0 lead over Czech Republic


A hardcourt is guaranteed, however, by the decree of the Davis Cup committee, with a "neutral" ordered as a condition of the appeals decision. It proved to be successful for Jordan Thompson but not so for Sam Groth. In Alabama on Sunday morning (AEDT), the Americans were less convincing in booking their place in the last eight. "I thought I played well today - I thought we played well together". Read More »

A Must-See Moment of Faith Between Trump and Gorsuch


Trump spoke while meeting with political activists who are campaigning for Gorsuch's nomination. "There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices", the Texas Republican said a year ago when GOP senators were refusing even to give a hearing to Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee . Read More »

Trump expresses strong U.S. support to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation


Trump - who has pledged to force North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to pay their fair share for their own defense and caused alarm by calling the military alliance "obsolete" - spoke of "strong support" for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and discussed the need for "a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border". Read More »