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Alexis Sanchez row reports "completely false" - Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger's side will take on Bayern at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday evening. "I haven't decided yet", he said . Alexis Sanchez now takes home a wage packet of £130,000 per week at Arsenal and Foottheball sources reveal that the Gunners bosses have offered him a new deal worth an extra £50,000 a week. Read More »

Officials release new details on Warwick fire victims - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

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Firefighters from 16 communities fought the blaze and brought the fire under control by 9 a.m., Mieth said. The fire appeared to originate from a wood stove near the kitchen, according to Gates. "There was nothing we could have done different, unfortunately", an emotional Fire Chief Ron Gates said during an afternoon news conference. The incident is truly devastating for the town with a population of 900. Read More »

China warns India on Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China claims the partly ethnically Tibetan Himalayan state as its own territory and the frontier between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants remains tense more than 50 years after they fought a brief but bloody border war high in the peaks. "From the perspective of global law, the Simla Accord, as well as the "McMahon Line" which it created, are not only unfair and illegitimate, but also illegal and invalid". Read More »

Fillon's wife breaks silence over 'fake jobs' scandal

She had also urged him to "keep going to the end" but said only he could make the decision to stay in the race. National Front leader and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron would go on to contest the second round on 26 and 25 percent respectively, according to the survey of 1,027 people. Read More »

Erdogan lashes out at Germany over cancellation of Turkish ministers rallies

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Berlin says the rallies were canceled on security grounds. "Do you think that barring a Turkish minister from pronouncing a speech [in Germany] will make the votes "No" instead of "Yes"?" he said. But "along with all the necessary criticism, we won't fall for those who want to vent their political spleen on Turkish-German relations", Gabriel went on. Read More »

Syrian government seeks talks with unified national opposition: Chief negotiator

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Staffan de Mistura told journalists that participants had engaged in "serious" discussions and said that the sides would be invited to continue discussions later this month. "He has terrorism, but has to engage on transition", one Western diplomat said. Russian Federation has sought to revive diplomacy since its air force helped the Syrian army and allied militias defeat rebels in Aleppo in December, Assad's biggest victory in six years of war that has killed hundreds of thousands and ... Read More »

Sweden brings back conscription amid fears of Russian aggression

Officials say it is because of what Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist calls a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. In June 2015, U.S. It added that the military lacked 1,000 soldiers and sailors as well as 7,000 reservists. There have also been reports of airspace violations by Russia's military aircraft in the Baltics and a military buildup in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which sits across the Baltic Sea from Sweden. Read More »

Plane crash in Turkey as teams scramble to find ejected pilot

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Earlier in the day, fighters from Syria's Ahrar ash-Sham Islamist extremist group claimed to have shot down a Syrian government MiG-21 fighter jet over the Syrian province of Idlib. "There are still attempts by people to cross on foot and we intervene in that". The Syrian opposition told Anadolu Agency they shot down a plane belonging to the Syrian regime. Read More »

Photographer uses drone to capture devastating damage to Jewish cemetery

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The "Stand Against Hate" rally was organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia "to promote security and peace in the wake of the vandalism", Philly.com reported . Louis were defaced. Earlier on Thursday, Wolf was among thousands who attended a rally on Independence Mall to condemn the cemetery desecrations and the threats to Jewish communities. Read More »

A French Presidential Candidate Could Now Be Prosecuted

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National Front leader Marine Le Pen , who's leading in polls for the April-May elections, has campaigned in favor of leaving the European Union and against immigration. On Friday, a poll showed Mr Macron finishing ahead of Marine Le Pen in the first round for the first time - though the pair remain close in popularity. Read More »

Supporters hold rally in support of President Trump

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He said he was at the rally to "support small government" and "America first". Other " March 4 Trump " rallies occurred across the country, including outside Trump Tower and the Washington Monument. rally, where a man who identified himself as a registered Democrat told the gathering he was frustrated with the worldwide women's marches the day after Trump's inauguration. Read More »

'There Will Be More Killings': Duterte Committed to Merciless War on Drugs

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Some witness accounts also bolster the theory that not all people killed in Duterte's drug war were involved in drugs. Duterte's response to the human rights report was a little bit different. The investigating team led by HRW Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert found the official spot reports by the police of these incidents, saying the suspects were killed because they resisted arrest. Read More »

Gov. Cuomo orders probe into vandalized Jewish cemetery in Rochester, NY

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to consider waiving a privacy rule so that Jewish community centers could track callers because of the recent bomb threats. "These acts of anti-Semitism must be attacked by all of us", Cuomo said. "We encourage our elected officials to continue to denounce publicly these actions and call on local, state, and federal law enforcement to investigate and swiftly bring the perpetrators to account". Read More »

US Vice President Says Trump Will Defend Original Travel Ban

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The former IN governor and six-term USA congressman will also receive an honorary degree from the South Bend school during the May ceremony. "At the same time, I do not want the surrounding controversy to distract from the central goal of commencement-a joyful celebration of our graduates and their families". Read More »

Confirmed: US Conducts 20 'Precision' Strikes Against al-Qaeda in Yemen

The U.S. official familiar with the intelligence gathered from the raid told ABC News that information obtained in the January 28 raid included contacts on hundreds of AQAP sympathizers in the Middle East and in the West. Other US officials said the strikes were conducted with "manned and unmanned" capabilities, but declined to confirm or deny an AQAP report that US battleships had fired into the area and an attempted landing of US troops was aborted. Read More »

McDonald's hints at plans to launch home delivery service in UK

The mobile feature will be launched in 20,000 restaurants in some of McDonald's biggest markets by the end of this year. The company also trimmed its domestic store base for the second year in a row. When I was a kid, we were fascinated by the McDonald's signs that declared how many people had eaten there. In the USA in 2016, customer traffic fell 2.1 percent, the company said in a regulatory filing, and customer traffic has been down for nearly four years. Read More »

Abuse survivor quits pope's commission citing "shameful" resistance

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On Wednesday, the Vatican's commission on clerical sexual abuse announced that its only clerical sexual abuse survivor has quit. "I have come to the point where I can no longer be sustained by hope". In recent weeks, Collins had expressed dismay that the congregation's recommended penalties were being weakened and said abusers are never so sick that they don't know what they're doing. Read More »

Brexit STALLED as House of Lords vote to delay leaving EU

He said: "The consequences for the economy and so numerous services in the United Kingdom, as result of those non-British EU nationals. being no longer available [to work in the UK] would be catastrophic". And today former Conservative leader Lord Howard said that the Government were "not going to change their minds" on the matter - and would reject the amendment anyway. Read More »

Mexico's Cemex willing to provide quotes for border wall cement

There are now 354 miles of pedestrian fencing and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, much of it built during President George W. Bush's second term. Trump told members of Congress that the country “must restore integrity and the rule of law to (US) borders, ” starting with the imminent “construction of a great wall along our southern border” as an “effective weapon against drugs and crime.”. Read More »

Taliban claims multiple deadly blasts in Kabul

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for both attacks. "We were in the dining room, eating lunch when a loud explosion happened". A police official told Reuters that the fire fight was ongoing near a district police headquarters located near a military training school. Women and children were among the dozens injured. Read More »

Nigerians Deported From South Africa, Mali

They also burnt a South African flag outside the South African embassy in Abuja. The Nigerian Union in the country reported that pieces of property worth millions were destroyed in the attacks. "They (Nigerians) have been arbitrarily raided". He added that Africa's progress depends on Africans harmoniously exploiting the economic potential of the African continent. Read More »

Mosul civilians flee fighting, privation

As Iraqi forces continue to try to make gains in western Mosul, a big obstacle is that the side of the city they control, east of the Tigris River, is totally disconnected, as a result of USA airstrikes having destroyed all five bridges that once existed. Read More »

French historian detained for 10 hours by US Customs

But hours later, a different officer told Rousso his detention was a mistake and reportedly called the first officer "inexperienced". While Customs and Border Protection officials have stayed mum, a $2,000 honorarium due to Rousso appears to have been a source of confusion, the New York Times reports. Read More »

99-Year-Old Dutch Woman Arrested. It Was On Her Bucket List

Oh, and she's handcuffed. Annie, who has never been in trouble with the law, reportedly told a police officer of her wish to spend time in a police cell after reporting a crime. They drove to Annie's home, picked her up, placed her in a police auto and brought her in, HuffPo notes. "An officer chose to look into the possibility to grant her request". Read More »

Data Shows Hate Crimes Against Refugees on Rise in Germany

In addition, the ministry reported that a year ago there had been 217 attacks against non-profit groups that support refugees and on volunteers from those NGOs, Efe news reported. As the BBC points out , 280,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany in 2016, down from more than 600,000 in 2015. In 2014 - one year before chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany up to Syrian refugees fleeing civil war - there were just 199 hate crimes directed towards refugee housing. Read More »

Trump Calls Election For DNC Chair 'Rigged'

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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez called President Donald Trump a liar and suggested he "rigged" the election during a Sunday appearance on Meet The Press . He added that a "united Democratic Party is not only our best hope, it is Donald Trump's worst nightmare". Many in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party had backed Ellison, who was an early supporter of Vermont Sen. Read More »

Trump Admits That His Deportation Agenda Is a 'Military Operation'

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With Trump in the White House and Republicans holding majorities in Congress, CPAC and the thousands of conservative activists who flock to the event each year from across the country are seeing their political influence rising. When asked who they thought was more trustworthy, Trump or the New York Times , participants responded with a 52-40 split. KELLYANNE CONWAY: Every great movement ends up being a little bit sclerotic and dusty after a time , and I think they need an infusion of ... Read More »

South Africa: Not such a rainbow nation

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Dabiri-Erewa renewed Abuja's call on the government in Pretoria to take "decisive and definite measures" to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans in South Africa. According to the Nigerian Union in South Africa, there were about 800 000 Nigerians in South Africa, many of them living in Johannesburg. The protesters were received by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Clement Aduku, who urged calm and said that the Federal Government was engaging in talks with its South ... Read More »

UN Syria envoy says 'not expecting' breakthrough at talks

A Gulf Arab diplomat said of the talks: "I'm not optimistic". The government delegation is headed by Syria's United Nations ambassador Bashar al-Ja'afari, while the main opposition delegation, called the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), is headed by Nasr al-Hariri, a 40-year old cardiologist, and lawyer Mohammad Sabra. Read More »

Winter storm watch issued for much of state

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Washington County from Thursday evening through Friday night. We will see a hard commute Friday morning and evening as the snow will continue to fall throughout the day. The wind will gradually die down and travel conditions will slowly improve late Friday night into Saturday morning. Todd Heitkamp, a NWS meteorologist, expects Sioux City to get hit with 8-12 inches of snow. Read More »

China mourns late Russian Federation diplomat

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In 2006, Churkin took up his post as United Nations ambassador, presenting his credentials to then-Secretary General Kofi Annan. U.N. Security Council diplomats mourned the sudden death of their Russian colleague Tuesday, observing a moment of silence and sharing statements of tribute before heading into a contentious debate on conflicts in Europe. Read More »

When Drones Got You Down, Call In the Eagles

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Firing upon them could a create a situation worse than an unchallenged drone would, as a falling drone of any size could create havoc in a crowded area. When the eagles were ready - this month - d'Artagnan launched screeching from a military control tower across a field, Agence France-Presse reported . Read More »

All the winners from the BRITs 2017

Bowie died in January 2016 and has received numerous honors for his last album, " Blackstar ". Last year's biggest victor, Adele, did not go home entirely empty handed, winning the Global Success Award, while Emeli Sande succeeded her as Best British Female Solo Artist . Read More »

Border-Shooting Lawsuit May Divide US Supreme Court Justices

The court case stems from an incident that occurred in a cement culvert that separates El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. As U.S. Border Patrol agents are prohibited from entering the Mexican side of the border, the officers soon left without providing medical assistance to Sergio, the family alleges. Read More »

Officials offer services as pipeline camp closes

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Used by native people ceremonially since time immemorial to heal and to cleanse, demonstrators are setting ablaze their tents, tepees and other structures remaining from a protest encampment since last summer as they leave the camp under threat of arrest Wednesday. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Calls for 'Religious Tolerance' After Threats Hit Jewish Communities

The FBI and Department of Justice are involved in the investigations of incidents that also targeted JCC centers in Buffalo, Birmingham, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. The Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood said they were standing in solidarity with the Mandel JCC. At least 11 JCCs in the country received bomb threats over the phone on Monday, according to ABC News . Read More »

Britain defends Trump visit despite protests

Lawmakers on Monday also considered an opposing petition, with more than 300,000 signatures , backing the state visit. Parliamentarians from leading Conservative and opposing parties expressed their views inside the parliament on the proposed state visit extended by Prime Minister Theresa May during her visit to the USA on January 27. Read More »

Malaysia-North Korea Row Escalates Over Kim Jong-nam

Friction began last week when Malaysia reversed an earlier decision to unconditionally repatriate Kim Jong Nam's body to Pyongyang. In a press conference on the afternoon of February 21, Malaysian investigators said Kim died of cardiac arrest, but they are still investigating the specific cause of his cardiac arrest. Read More »

Brexit bill faces tough test in House of Lords

The House of Lords will begin the second reading of the Brexit bill this afternoon, with the Government's plan facing a series of amendments from opposition parties. The House of Lords has kicked off two days of debate on the Article 50 Bill with a government peer asking lords to remember a "collective sense of responsibility". Read More »

Famine, Food Shortage Announced in Some Parts of South Sudan - Statistics Bureau

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The announcement that more than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity State are experiencing famine and an additional one million South Sudanese faced starvation came from the government and three United Nations agencies. "If sustained and adequate assistance is delivered urgently, the hunger situation can be improved in the coming months and further suffering mitigated", the agencies said in a report. Read More »

Whittier Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting

The identities of the officers have not been released. The officers were responding to a vehicle collision around 8 a.m. Monday in the area of Mar Vista and Colima Road when the shooting occurred, according to Whittier police Officer John Scoggins. Read More »

Pakistan army rejects report on Bajwa's 'read book on India' advice

The border closure in Pakistan's south-west Baluchistan province comes after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan which killed 88 people. Pakistan demanded immediate action or their extradition. . These refugees have been living in Pakistan since the 1980s after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Read More »

Russias UN Ambassador dies suddenly

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He has a son and daughter Anastasiya Churkina, who works for the state-owned RT channel. In response to the news, the Russian Foreign Ministry touted his service to the country: "The outstanding Russian diplomat died while he was in his current working role". Read More »

At least 14 killed in Mogadishu market blast

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A local official of the security services, Mohamed Jilibey, pointed out that many people stood at this intersection when the explosion occurred. The explosion due to a bomb placed in a vehicle parked beside a restaurant blew up during a time when traders and shoppers alike are at the highest during the busy hour of the day, district commissioner Ahmed Abdulle. Read More »