• European elections 2019: Vote for Brexit parties 'a waste'
European elections 2019: Vote for Brexit parties 'a waste'

Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley, told local media that he can not "believe a word she [Prime Minister May] says" and lamented Britons having to take part in European Parliament elections at the end of this month. Downing Street said Theresa May will leave and make way for new leadership in phase two, once Brexitis delivered. UK ...

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  • Blast, Gunfire Heard As Taliban Militants Target Aid Group Office In Kabul
Blast, Gunfire Heard As Taliban Militants Target Aid Group Office In Kabul

The last of the attackers was cornered in the third floor of the four-storey building, Nasrat Rahimi , the spokesman for the Interior Ministry said. Even as a sixth round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban continues in Qatar , the militant group has kept up its attacks. The Taliban attack on an global aid organization in Kabul which ...

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  • Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena
Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted: "Serving a subpoena to Don Trump Jr. - a private citizen who voluntarily testified before three congressional committees for 25+ hours - is beyond inappropriate". The person, who requested anonymity to discuss the internal negotiations, said members had been regularly briefed on communicat...

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  • US Takes Possession of N. Korean Vessel for Violating Sanctions
US Takes Possession of N. Korean Vessel for Violating Sanctions

The U.S. has seized a North Korean shipping freighter for defying economic sanctions while hauling supplies in and out of the Hermit Kingdom, authorities announced Thursday. Those tactics were apparently used by Wise Honest , operated by Korea Songi Shipping Company and affiliate Korea Songi General Trading Corporation, to avoid being detected...

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  • Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company
Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company

In a lengthy opinion piece for the New York Times , he argues that the company gives too much power to founder Mark Zuckerberg . Main point: "It is time to break up Facebook", writes Hughes . "But I feel a sense of anger and responsibility ", said Hughes, who later was an online strategist for Barack Obama during the 2008 us presidentia...

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  • Vice president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature detained in Caracas
Vice president of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature detained in Caracas

Zambrano's arrest marks the first of an opposition politician since Guaido tried to instigate a military uprising against Maduro last week that ultimately fizzled out. It was not yet clear if Mr Zambrano was already at the Helicoide. Maduro has overseen the collapse of Venezuela's economy, which has shrunk by half over the past five years, forc...

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  • Pamela Anderson Visits Julian Assange In Prison
Pamela Anderson Visits Julian Assange In Prison

Assange was dragged out of the embassy last month and has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for a bail violation. "He has never committed a violent act, he's an innocent person", Anderson said in a statement outside the jail afterwards. The busty C-lister called her mournful journey to the jail "shocking" and "difficult". At a preliminary hear...

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  • Rouhani felicitates Holy Ramadan to leaders of Muslim states
Rouhani felicitates Holy Ramadan to leaders of Muslim states

Do Muslims celebrate the completion of Ramadan? At sunset, when it's time to mark the end of the daylong fast, families and friends gather for an evening meal known as "iftar". West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted Ramzan wishes, "The holy month of #Ramzan has begun". Across the Arab world, apricot juice is an iftar staple.

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  • Gov't to Offer Food Aid to N.Korea Despite Missile Provocation
Gov't to Offer Food Aid to N.Korea Despite Missile Provocation

It came in the wake of talks with the United States and South Korea stalling in February, and raised alarms in both countries, which have been seeking to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Washington defends worldwide economic sanctions on Pyongyang that threatens to maintain until North Korea comple...

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  • Is BJP in any way responsible for Rajiv Gandhi's death?
Is BJP in any way responsible for Rajiv Gandhi's death?

We believe the BJP government has attacked democracy, freedom, diversity. "Now, India's share of water, will not be allowed to enter Pakistan as many projects have been started for this, which will benefit many states along with Haryana in terms of water", he said .

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  • White House announces new military assets in Middle East
White House announces new military assets in Middle East

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive information. The Abraham Lincoln and its strike group of ships and combat aircraft have been operating in the Mediterranean Sea as recently as last week. "The deployment seems to be a "regularly scheduled" one by the U.S. navy , and Bolton has just tried to talk it up",...

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  • PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha
PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha

The number of people affected by the cyclone has also jumped to around 1.08 crore in 14,835 villages spread across at least 11 districts, the official said, adding that over 13.41 lakh people had been evacuated in a span of 24 hours ahead of the disaster.

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  • What missile? United States and Koreas play down weapons test
What missile? United States and Koreas play down weapons test

The latest North Korean weapons appeared to fly "too low to be intercepted by the Thaad " and "too fast" to be intercepted by the Patriot system, said Professor Kim. Japan officially lists 17 citizens as abduction victims and suspects North Korea's involvement in many more disappearances. Abe's suggestion deserves criticism that it is exclusively ...

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  • Denver 'magic mushroom' measure appears headed for defeat
Denver 'magic mushroom' measure appears headed for defeat

It says "the Denver Election Division has an 8-day certification period for military and absentee ballots to be returned, and for voters to fix and signature discrepancies". While research has reported that mushrooms actually help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, with users describing powerful and positive spiritual experience...

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  • US To Raise Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Chinese Imports
US To Raise Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Chinese Imports

He also said that China's vice-premier Liu He would fly to Washington this week for the next stage of talks as originally planned. A Chinese delegation is coming to Washington Thursday and Friday to salvage negotiations. European and Asian equities and US futures slumped on Wednesday as traders, fearing a collapse of US-China trade negotiatio...

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  • Trump acknowledges massive tax write offs, calls it 'sport'
Trump acknowledges massive tax write offs, calls it 'sport'

Trump made his money (despite his own best efforts) all through pure bluster that got amplified by a media environment which has favored sensationalism over journalism for as long as most of us can remember, and he used that as currency to make a series of purchases that led him to the White House.

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  • Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr
Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr

The subpoena, reportedly the first for one of the president's children, was issued as a part of the Senate's ongoing Russian Federation investigation, and is expected to involve questions regarding Trump Jr .'s prior Senate testimony. Donald Trump Jr . takes a break during the Senate intelligence committee, in Washington , D.C., on December 13,...

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  • Ramaphosa's Economic Revamp at Stake as South Africa Votes
Ramaphosa's Economic Revamp at Stake as South Africa Votes

The election comes 25 years after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to power in the country's first multi-racial vote which marked the end of apartheid. Moxolo Gqetywa, 48, a mother-of-two who has been unemployed for five years, said she "will vote Mmusi - obviously". "We have heard their promises, but we just don't believe they ...

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  • Trump's tax returns won't be released, Treasury tells Democrats
Trump's tax returns won't be released, Treasury tells Democrats

The bill must also still be approved by the state's assembly and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), but Cuomo has expressed support for the measure and Democrats have a majority in the legislature's lower chamber. Trump's home state is NY, where many of his business enterprises are based. It would likely not contain any information about IRS aud...

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  • Trump briefed on Colorado shooting, White House says
Trump briefed on Colorado shooting, White House says

Two Colorado high school students used at least two handguns to attack the charter school they attended, killing one of their classmates and wounding eight others in an assault near Columbine High School, authorities said Wednesday. Media captionHow much do USA students fear school shootings? "That student was going to graduate and would ha...

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