• Merkel vows swift return to work for govt to boost Europe
Merkel vows swift return to work for govt to boost Europe

Germany's SPD party will join another "grand coalition" clearing the way for Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a new government to be sworn in next Wednesday nearly six months after the elections. Noting that it would be the biggest opposition party now that the SPD has joined the government, the AfD's parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel prom...

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  • Trump's Porn Star Payoff Was Flagged as Suspicious by the Bank
Trump's Porn Star Payoff Was Flagged as Suspicious by the Bank

The payment to Clifford was in return for her signing an agreement that she would not discuss any details of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. (If only!) While Cohen admits to making the payment, he claims that in so doing, he didn't violate any campaign finance laws. The White House and the Treasury Department didn't immediatel...

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  • Andre Ayew Promises 'More Big Performances' After Helping Swansea Beat West Ham
Andre Ayew Promises 'More Big Performances' After Helping Swansea Beat West Ham

All Whites captain Winston Reid has been at the centre of concerning scenes during the latest round of the English Premier League . Carlos Carvalhal feels Swansea's rise from the bottom of the Premier League gives them an advantage in the crowded battle for survival.

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  • 'PM's policies, Shah's poll strategy led to win in N-E''
'PM's policies, Shah's poll strategy led to win in N-E''

He said that the electoral footprint of the party is growing. Confident of forming the government in Tripura, Shah congratulated his party workers for their work which has translated into a huge number of votes. Fadnavis said the BJP is now in power in 21 states covering 78 per cent of geographical area of the country, and will repeat its histori...

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  • Man shoots and kills himself outside fence
Man shoots and kills himself outside fence

Medical personnel were called to respond to the male victim, but he was declared dead at the scene, the U.S. Secret Service said. "His body remained on scene". The US Secret service took to its Twitter account to inform about the incident. "We refer all questions to the secret service". Washington DC Police said the man approached the White Hou...

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  • New era of economic ties between Egypt and Saudi Arabia
New era of economic ties between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Soon after Prince Mohammed bin Salman touched down in Cairo Sunday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's office also said "regional issues" and Egypt's fight against Islamic militants were discussed by phone with U.S. It is hoped the visit will strengthen relations between the two countries, as well as see discussion between the two leade...

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  • China defends planned scrapping of presidential term limit
China defends planned scrapping of presidential term limit

Zhang said that the total trade between the two economic powers reached more than $580 billion in 2017 so "it is natural that there are some frictions". U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a military budget that is the largest since 2011 and focused on beefing up the country's nuclear defences and countering the growing strength of China a...

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  • German SPD backs joining Angela Merkel in coalition to end impasse
German SPD backs joining Angela Merkel in coalition to end impasse

But it is surely the beginning of the end. Andrea Nahles (R to L), Olaf Scholz and Lars Klingbeil of Social Democratic Party (SPD) speak to party members during the counting of the ballot papers of the voting for a possible coalition between the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the SPD headquarters in B...

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  • French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets
French National Front leader investigated over grisly tweets

Fighting back against the allegations, Ms. Le Pen said ,:"I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh". The images, tweeted in December 2015 with the caption "This is Daesh [the Arabic acronym for IS]", included a picture of James Foley , 40, the journalist who was beheaded, a man on fire in a cage, and a tank driving over anot...

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  • A splash of colour
A splash of colour

Vishnu's reincarnation Lord Krishna liked to play pranks on village girls by drenching them in water and colours - which is where the tradition came from. This year's national holiday falls on Friday, March 2. His son, however, followed Vishnu, the protector of the universe, turning his back on the demon.

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  • Jeff Sessions Just Had Dinner With A Very Interesting Guest
Jeff Sessions Just Had Dinner With A Very Interesting Guest

Mr. Trump said an inspector general's probe "will take forever" and wondered aloud why Mr. Sessions didn't use Justice lawyers instead to investigate "massive" abuses under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn the ire of Trump multiple times. While the comparison to Sessions may be in poor taste,...

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  • Huskers to face MI in Big 10 tournament
Huskers to face MI in Big 10 tournament

Like Omoruyi, Williams also missed the game against IU this season, so it'll be his first matchup of the year against the Hoosiers. The 12th-seeded Hawkeyes (14-18) took a 6-5 lead at the 16:45 mark of the first half and never trailed again.

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  • Maoists, one constable killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh forest
Maoists, one constable killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh forest

So far it is not clear how the security officials got to about the presence of Naxals in the area, however, a prompt action by the security agencies busted the group and neutralised all the Naxals. The dead include six women cadre of the outfit. A jawan of the Greyhounds was injured in the gunfight, a senior police official said, adding those kil...

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  • Malema: 'Farmers Will NOT Lose Their Land'
Malema: 'Farmers Will NOT Lose Their Land'

On Tuesday, Reuters reported the parliament voted 241 to 83 to confiscate all land owned by Whites without compensation to ensure an increase in ownership among native inhabitants. The ANC backed the EFF's planned motion of no confidence in Jacob Zuma only for Zuma to resign as president. He said he believed nothing much would change in term...

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  • U.S. urged to create 'right' conditions for talks with N Korea
U.S. urged to create 'right' conditions for talks with N Korea

Nauert said that despite the loss of a key point man, and while there is still no us ambassador to South Korea or confirmed assistant secretary of State for the region, "our diplomatic efforts regarding North Korea will continue based on our maximum pressure campaign to isolate" the government of leader Kim Jong Un.

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  • Putin's nuclear boast escalates a global 'cold war of nerves'
Putin's nuclear boast escalates a global 'cold war of nerves'

The Kremlin said Friday Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and Germany voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons. She added that the US focus in addressing Russia's nuclear modernization was strengthening America's own nuclear forces to serve as a deterrent. The speech placed signific...

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  • Champagne and bribery: the cases ensnaring Israel's Netanyahu
Champagne and bribery: the cases ensnaring Israel's Netanyahu

Israeli police investigators on Friday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for five hours about allegations concerning the Bezeq corruption case. Police, however, confirmed that it was "being carried out with the supervision of the state attorney and approval of the attorney general". In one of the investigations, known as Case 1000, h...

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  • Brighter path available for North Korea if it chooses denuclearisation
Brighter path available for North Korea if it chooses denuclearisation

Addressing a gathering of state governors at the White House, Trump lauded China for its efforts to curb North Korea's economic activity but said " Russia is sending in what China is taking out". They will also include North Korean and US athletes - which could give this hot regional crisis one last "sporting" shot at cooling off. Earlier th...

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  • Phil Murphy talks guns and Gateway with Trump at the White House
Phil Murphy talks guns and Gateway with Trump at the White House

The second-term Republican's main proposal is a measure that would expand background checks for firearm purchases to include sales online and at gun shows. Speaking to lawmakers before directing the remark at Toomey , Trump recommended giving "serious thought" to raising the age requirement for rifle purchases, despite the NRA's opposi...

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  • Shahbaz Sharif elected interim chief of PML-N
Shahbaz Sharif elected interim chief of PML-N

Nawaz Sharif had picked Shehbaz Sharif as acting president of the party last day. The Express Tribune quoted well-placed sources in the party asdisclosing that the party has called for a meeting of its Central Working Committee at the PML-N Secretariat here on Tuesday, where Shehbaz will be elected as the new interim party president.

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  • 'Most wanted' Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request
'Most wanted' Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request

The PKK , who have fought a low-level guerrilla war against the Turkish government for almost 40 years, has been classified as a terrorist group by the US, EU, and UN. Turkey said on Monday that Saturday's UN Security Council demand for a 30-day truce across Syria - created to stop the fighting in eastern Ghouta - does not apply to its offensive i...

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  • Ivanka concludes S.Korea visit, hopes to return
Ivanka concludes S.Korea visit, hopes to return

South Korea's President Moon has tried to bring Washington and Pyongyang together at these Olympics. Also seated nearby was Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of USA forces Korea. US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and key adviser Ivanka will also attend the event, creating protocol headaches for Seoul officials.

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  • More than 100 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
More than 100 schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Many of those girls remain in captivity, though some have escaped or been ransomed . It was gathered that the girls were abducted by the Musab Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram which is loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa. "'These are the schoolgirls, ' I told myself", he said. It said the administration caused the incident as the mili...

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  • Rahul Gandhi mocks at 'chowkidar' Narendra Modi over PNB fraud
Rahul Gandhi mocks at 'chowkidar' Narendra Modi over PNB fraud

I would like to make it very clear that after Modi government came, not even one businessman's one paisa of loan has been waived. "He lied to us and said that the Centre had not waived money or NPAs for industrialists, but we are aware of the truth.

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  • Notley lifts retaliatory measures against BC including wine ban
Notley lifts retaliatory measures against BC including wine ban

Horgan said he is sure a court will confirm that "it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from the drastic effect of a diluted bitumen spill". Editor's note: This article was updated at 7:10 p.m. ET on February 22, 2018 with additional information about a change in B.C.'s previously announced m...

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  • Elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23
Elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

Hectic lobbying has begun in the ruling BJP and Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh after the EC announced to hold biennial polls to five Rajya Sabha seats from MP along with 54 others, falling vacant in the Upper House in coming days, on March 23.

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  • Two policemen martyred in terrorist attack in Srinagar and Budgam
Two policemen martyred in terrorist attack in Srinagar and Budgam

In one more terror attack, terrorists attacked the police constable Farooq Ahmad Yatoo who was guarding a separatist leader Fazal Haq Qureshi at his residence in Bilal Colony Soura. "He was taken to the Chrari Sharief's sub-district hospital from where he was referred to the Army's 92 base hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries", sen...

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  • President Donald Trump will attend The Rev. Billy Graham's funeral, officials say
President Donald Trump will attend The Rev. Billy Graham's funeral, officials say

The others were two Capitol police officers killed in the line of duty in 1998 and Rosa Parks in 2005. Ryan says he's inviting members of Congress and the public to pay their respects to the man called "American's Pastor" on February 28 and March 1.

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  • The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump
The Pentagon Has Delivered Its Transgender Military Proposal To Trump

McMaster ordered the military to start planning the event for Veterans Day, a senior USA official confirmed Friday to Fox News . CNN says things have been tense between President Donald Trump and McMaster for months. The White House would be in an "awkward spot" trying to oust McMaster because of the turnover in the position already. If mo...

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  • President Trump holds news conference with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull
President Trump holds news conference with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Despite Australia hoping to win over the USA on the Trans Pacific Partnership, which is being pursued by the eleven other Pacific rim countries despite America's withdrawal, Mr Trump said it was not a good deal. Mr Trump said that the United States and China had a very strong relationship, but warned that lopsided trade between the two countries ...

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  • Trump Criticizes Russia, Iran for 'Disgrace' in Syrian War
Trump Criticizes Russia, Iran for 'Disgrace' in Syrian War

The initial resolution called for the ceasefire to begin 72 hours after its adoption, but diplomats continued discussions into the night about the final wording. Medical charities say jets have hit more than a dozen hospitals, making it near impossible to treat the wounded. A witness in Douma who asked not to be identified said by telephone that ...

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  • Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations
Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations

The notion of arming teachers at US public schools , which are largely governed by states, local councils and school boards, has been raised by some politicians in the past but has been dismissed by many critics as fraught with danger. "They were at a military base, and a gun-free zone", Trump said. Most of what Trump had proposed - raising ...

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  • Winter storm moves in Saturday
Winter storm moves in Saturday

The expected snow comes days after inches of snow fell on the Twin Cities Thursday evening into Friday . That area is forecasted to receive 4 to 6 inches of snow, with some isolated areas landing 7 to 8 inches. High near 36. North wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. The state Department of Transportation said Friday that snow has closed Interstate ...

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  • Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns
Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns

However, the Party's federal director Ben Hindmarsh reportedly said in a statement that "all complaints are taken seriously and treated with the strict confidentiality and given due process". Victorian MP Andrew Broad vowed to bring the matter to a head at the scheduled party room meeting in Canberra on Monday. The Deputy Prime Minister of Austra...

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  • Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitude
Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitude

Kent Whitaker, the condemned prisoner's father, has been moving heaven and earth for years to try to get mercy for his last surviving family member, whom he forgave from his hospital bed. "So I'm going to be there, as hard as it is". The last time the board has recommended clemency for a death row inmate was almost a decade ago, in 2007, CBS S...

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  • Enormous mushroom cloud of ash towers into sky after Indonesian volcanic eruption
Enormous mushroom cloud of ash towers into sky after Indonesian volcanic eruption

Head of National Volcanology Agency Kasbani said the hot ash slides 4.9 km to the southeast of the crater and 3.5 km to the east. The volcano has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in 2016. Indonesian schoolchildren walk together at Sipandak elementary school in Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra. "The ash has not reache...

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  • Iran finds plane wreckage and bodies after three days
Iran finds plane wreckage and bodies after three days

Helicopters are unable to land in the mountainous terrain, and the work to find bodies will have to be carried out on foot, an emergency service official said. The aircraft was a 24-year-old twin-engine turboprop ATR 72, which the airline said had been "grounded" for seven years and recently became operational again.

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  • Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids
Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

A total of 17 babies were found to be fathered by Shigeta, including four sets of twins. Shigeta's freakish case threw a spotlight on the kingdom's unregulated rent-a-womb industry, prompting authorities to bar foreigners in 2015 from paying for Thai surrogates.

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  • President Trump Is Following Through On A Health Care Promise
President Trump Is Following Through On A Health Care Promise

They can also impose annual or lifetime limits, meaning they may only pay out a set amount - often $1 million or less - leaving the policyholder on the hook for the rest. The federal government will pick up the tab for these people, and this will cost taxpayers $96 to $168 million more every year - a figure based on a conservative estimate of the...

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  • Pakistan Supreme Court rules Nawaz Sharif can not lead party
Pakistan Supreme Court rules Nawaz Sharif can not lead party

The petitions challenged specific clauses of the Elections Act 2017, stating that Sharif Nawaz's appointment as party president is in violation of Clause 5 of the Political Parties Order 2002 and Article 17 of the Constitution. The initial response from PMLN members indicates that even if he can not be the head, "Sharif will continue to dominate ...

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