• Trump to say Venezuela’s move to democracy is ‘irreversible’
Trump to say Venezuela’s move to democracy is ‘irreversible’

According to David Smolanksy, coordinator of an OAS working group on migration and refugees from Venezuela , the money will go directly to aid collection centres set up on the borders with Colombia and Brazil and on the Caribbean island of Curazao.

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  • Trump Lashes Out at FBI's McCabe, Rosenstein
Trump Lashes Out at FBI's McCabe, Rosenstein

Said McCabe: "He began by talking to me about his Electoral College results in the state of North Carolina, which I didn't really know about or understand how that related to the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director..." Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "offered ...

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  • Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

The surprising anecdote came as he hailed Pyongyang's "tremendous" economic potential and his "great relationship" with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un ahead of a second scheduled summit between the two leaders. Trump complained Friday that Obama was there "for about 15 seconds" before he was awarded the prize. "He said, 'Oh what did I g...

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  • Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped
Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped

In a twitter post, Trump said that "the USA does not want to watch as these ISIS [Daesh] fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go", hinting at the efforts made by the United States troops in Syria on fighting Daesh and its associates.

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  • India’s fastest train breaks down during inaugural trip back to New Delhi
India’s fastest train breaks down during inaugural trip back to New Delhi

According to local news media, the semi high-speed train was apparently on its return trip from the northern city of Varanasi to New Delhi when operators had to make an emergency stop. Commercial operation of the train is slated to start from the February 17. After there was smoke and power failure in all coaches, the speed of the train was red...

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  • Poland threatens to pull out of Israel Summit over WWII comments
Poland threatens to pull out of Israel Summit over WWII comments

About six million Polish citizens died in World War Two, of whom about three million were Jews. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a "secret meeting" with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita last September, according to Israeli media on Monday.

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  • Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United
Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the latest to have been linked with an effort to wrestle power from the current American ownership in Manchester. The crown prince's visit to Islamabad comes as the Taliban appeared to postpone a round of talks with the U.S.

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  • Iran summons Pakistan envoy; Afghanistan goes to UNSC against Islamabad
Iran summons Pakistan envoy; Afghanistan goes to UNSC against Islamabad

Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, Chairman of Iran-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, told Mehr News correspondent about his phone conversation with Pakistani ambassador about Zahedan terrorist attack on a number of IRGC personnel, saying "we demanded that Pakistani government implement its commitments toward combating terrorist groups present on the...

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  • Seven MPs resign from Labour party over Brexit and antisemitism
Seven MPs resign from Labour party over Brexit and antisemitism

It doesn't have to be this way". 'Our aim is to pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology, taking a long-term perspective to the challenges of the 21st century in the national interest, rather than locked in the old politics of the 20th century in the party's interests.

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  • Abe Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize at US Request
Abe Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize at US Request

On Sunday, the daily Asahi Shimbun reported that Abe had nominated Trump for the prize after the US government sounded the Japanese leader out over a possible nomination, citing an unnamed government source. "I'll probably never get it, but that's OK", Trump said . "He said, "I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan". "I said "th...

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  • Pulwama attack: Pakistan recalls ambassador in India for consultation
Pulwama attack: Pakistan recalls ambassador in India for consultation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a befitting reply to the attack and says he has given the military a free hand to tackle cross border militancy. India blamed the attack on Pakistan andpromised a "crushing response". Prior to that, in 2015, Pakistani hackers attacked the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur's website.

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  • Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum
Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

Mr Biden told the group that many Americans did not agree with the Trump administration's " America first " approach. "This was a big and say-it-as-it-is Merkel speech", Daniela Schwarzer, the director of the German Council on Foreign relations think-tank, wrote on Twitter.

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  • Tory Eurosceptics Set to Rebel in Brexit Vote over No Deal
Tory Eurosceptics Set to Rebel in Brexit Vote over No Deal

MPs voted in the largely symbolic votes by 303-258 against the motion which also reiterates that MPs note the ongoing Irish backstop discussions between Britain and European Union (EU). But the defeat exposed once again the splits among MPs over Brexit, and reflected mounting frustration at May's approach both in London and Brussels.

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  • Saudi crown prince oversees $20bn of deals with Pakistan
Saudi crown prince oversees $20bn of deals with Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi, Pakistan February 17, 2019. In addition to street protests, some influential religious groups in Pakistan have also called for the unity of all political and religious group...

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  • Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse
Former Cardinal Defrocked by the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse

The statement said the Pope had expelled McCarrick with no chance of appeal. In mid-September, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis was calling the presidents of all the world's bishops' conferences to a February 21-24, 2019 meeting at the Vatican to address the sexual abuse crisis.

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  • Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital
Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Just over 84 million people had been registered to vote at almost 120,000 polling units across the country on Saturday, and at governorship and state assembly elections on March 2. Thousands of young Nigerians working as temporary staff for the electoral commission appear to have borne the brunt of Saturday's postponement. "We will overcome this".

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  • Ocasio-Cortez shocked to learn lobbyists pay others to stand in line
Ocasio-Cortez shocked to learn lobbyists pay others to stand in line

Thankfully, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in a lightning-round series of questions during a House committee in a since-viral video, showing us, plain and simple, that it's entirely legal for members of the government to be "80s-style greedy villains under USA law".

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  • Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general
Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

But Barr said during congressional testimony that he does not agree with that description, and that he would allow Mueller to complete his investigation unimpeded. "I feel I'm in a position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences in the sense that I can truly be independent", Barr said.

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  • Hundreds of thousands in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Hundreds of thousands in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

The 1979 Revolution in Iran toppled the US -backed Shah regime of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, an event seen as a turning point in Iran's history. Bolton's assertion that Iran is now pursuing nuclear weapons contradicts the findings of both the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Trump administration's top intelligence officials, who jus...

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  • Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by vehicle bomb in Kashmir
Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by vehicle bomb in Kashmir

The attack saw explosives packed inside a van rip through buses in a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying some 2,500 members of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF ). In February of that year, militants attacked a CRPF convoy in Pampore area before taking refuge in a government building. The sacrifices of our courageous jawans shall ...

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