• United States government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions
United States government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions

The Petro ICO took shape under the insistence of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (and with possible help from outside) despite the National Assembly saying that the cryptocurrency was illegal. The US has also frozen assets of four current and former officials of the Venezuelan government. "Investing in the Petro should be viewed as direc...

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  • Israel admits striking Syrian 'nuclear facility' in 2007
Israel admits striking Syrian 'nuclear facility' in 2007

Ronen Bergman, a senior correspondent for Military and Intelligence Affairs for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, told reporters Wednesday. Israel was widely believed to have been behind the September 6, 2007 attack, but had never admitted it and censored media reports.

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  • Say it ain't snow - More wintry weather for this weekend?
Say it ain't snow - More wintry weather for this weekend?

That area along the I-40 corridor is expected to continue to see rain and wet snow while the mountain areas may see between three to six inches of snow. Highs in the upper 40s. Thomas is forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman's broadcasts on WVOT radio. Cloudy skies may help us avoid a rapid drop in overnight temp...

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  • Lalu falls ill in jail, hospitalised
Lalu falls ill in jail, hospitalised

This is the second time that the verdict in the case has been postponed, RJD chief Prasad's counsel Prabhat Kumar said. Another former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 30 others are co-accused in this case. Mishra was earlier acquitted in the second fodder scam case on December 23 previous year along with five others. A special CBI court on ...

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  • Stormy Daniels passed lie-detector test about Trump affair
Stormy Daniels passed lie-detector test about Trump affair

Trump as well as details of a sexual encounter that transpired after she was invited to his hotel in 2006. Today, NBC News obtained a copy of the 2011 report. Prior to the publication of the lie detector results, Michael Avenatti , Daniels' lawyer, tweeted that there is video footage of the test. Ms Clifford is now suing Mr Trump and his ...

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  • Trump Could Testify In 'Apprentice' Defamation Case After Judge's Ruling
Trump Could Testify In 'Apprentice' Defamation Case After Judge's Ruling

Though the president sought to have the defamation case either dismissed or put on hold until he leaves office, Judge Schechter found today that Trump's new title offers him no such privilege. "We are grateful for the opportunity to prove that that defendant falsely branded Ms. Zervos a phony for telling the truth about his unwanted sexual gropin...

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  • Ex-Playboy Model Sues for Right to Speak About Alleged Trump Affair
Ex-Playboy Model Sues for Right to Speak About Alleged Trump Affair

Stris, said in a statement to the New York Times . A corporate spokesman for American Media Inc . provided a statement to CNN in response to the suit, saying McDougal "has been free to respond to press inquiries about her relationship with President Trump since 2016" and that the company had not "silenced" her.

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  • Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president
Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny , centre, is detained by police officers in Moscow , Russia , Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Ukraine is split between a volatile government in Kiev and a Russia-backed separatist region stuck in a frozen but still deadly conflict that serves Putin's interests.

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  • Navratilova paid 10 times less than McEnroe for Wimbledon
Navratilova paid 10 times less than McEnroe for Wimbledon

When told that the BBC may use McEnroe's greater hours as a defense, Navratilova said the disparity still didn't add up. "I mean, it's shocking". Navratilova added that her agent will ask for more money going forward. In January, BBC News senior editor Carrie Gracie quit her job to protest what she saw as systemic pay inequality at the comp...

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  • Uber self-driving vehicle hits and kills pedestrian, firm suspends tests
Uber self-driving vehicle hits and kills pedestrian, firm suspends tests

She died of her injuries at a hospital. The vehicle was in autonomous mode with a driver at its wheel when the auto hit the pedestrian, who was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk, police officials said. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation said it is reviewing the Tempe incident. According to Bloomberg Technology, the autonom...

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  • Trump proposes 'large-scale' ad campaign to combat opioids
Trump proposes 'large-scale' ad campaign to combat opioids

MANCHESTER, N.H. -Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.

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  • Actor Jim Carrey Blasted Over Painting that Resembles Huckabee Sanders
Actor Jim Carrey Blasted Over Painting that Resembles Huckabee Sanders

Along with the painting , Carrey tweeted the caption: "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only objective in life is to lie for the wicked". Many other Twitter uses responded to Carrey's post by defending Sanders, and criticizing Carrey for personally attacking her. He was one of the top actors of the 1990s, headlining hits l...

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  • President Trump bans USA use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency
President Trump bans USA use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Last August, the Trump administration barred the trading of new debt issued by Venezuela's government and its state-owned oil company in US markets amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the nation. The Vice President will call on all members to increase pressure on the Maduro regime to restore the country's democracy and address the hum...

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  • Ukraine won't let Russians vote in presidential election
Ukraine won't let Russians vote in presidential election

France, it said, was "concerned by the militarisation of the peninsula and the deterioration of the human rights situation, particularly with regard to Crimean Tatars", a Muslim ethnic minority that mostly opposed the annexation. "It is an open interference into the purely domestic affairs of the Russian Federation, which can entail escalation of t...

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  • Thousands celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Pittsburgh
Thousands celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Pittsburgh

Meanwhile revellers in Trafalgar Square enjoyed performances from the likes of Irish poet Stephen James Smith and singer-songwriter Orla Gartland. "I thought it was just fantastic, and it's such a glorious day", she said. "We were thinking about what group we could become so we could march in it next year". Police said those arrests were city-wid...

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  • Tiger stumbles, McIlroy leads at Bay Hill
Tiger stumbles, McIlroy leads at Bay Hill

And while he's made a positive start at Bay Hill, he faces stiff competition from one of the all-time greats. The 14-time major victor hit six birdies and three bogeys to finish on seven under overall. Felt a little bit more in control of my game. Day was explaining the difference when he looked over to the right at a TV screen showing - who else...

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  • Stormy Daniels threatened with $20m in damages by Trump attorney
Stormy Daniels threatened with $20m in damages by Trump attorney

He added, "We are not going away, and we will not be intimidated by these threats". After Trump's legal team filed its motions on Friday, Avenatti argued in a series of tweets that the president is attempting to hide "the truth from the public".

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  • Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favour McMaster, online bookie says
Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favour McMaster, online bookie says

Stephens argues Trump's move to make Mike Pompeo his new Secretary of State is an improvement. The previous year saw the departure of Trump's first national security advisor Michael Flynn - who lasted just 22 days in his post - as well as chief strategist Steve Bannon, who made it seven months, and Reince Priebus, who stayed in his job for le...

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  • Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill despite China warning
Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill despite China warning

Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage recommended in a paper published by a Washington-based think tank Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), as well as Cabinet-level officials from both sides, should meet each other to discuss issues of mutual interest.

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  • China's National People's Congress gives President Xi Jinping second five-year term
China's National People's Congress gives President Xi Jinping second five-year term

The vote was witnessed by journalists inside central Beijing's Great Hall of the People. Xi, who leads the ruling Communist party , was also reappointed as head of the government commission that commands the military. Known internationally in his previous role as China's pointman on trade, Wang could help Xi deal with increasingly tense rela...

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  • Russian Federation shrugs off World Cup no-show by British ministers, royals
Russian Federation shrugs off World Cup no-show by British ministers, royals

According to a readout on the conversation from May's office, "President Trump said the US was with the U.K. all the way", as NPR reported . Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday he hoped that former double agent Sergei Skripal recovers from a nerve agent attack in Britain so that he can shed light on what happened, Russi...

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  • Trump's Personal Lawyer Is Now Calling For End To Russia Probe
Trump's Personal Lawyer Is Now Calling For End To Russia Probe

He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department's senior career official, "I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately". President Trump later tweeted , "As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump Campaign", but said ther...

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  • No way to gauge Trump's border wall promises
No way to gauge Trump's border wall promises

He spoke to senior Border Patrol officials while inspecting the wall prototypes for about an hour, addressed service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and, finally, mingled with deep-pocketed donors at a $5-million campaign fundraiser in the Beverly Park home of Edward Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  • Moose Jaw's Marie Wright wins bronze with Canada's curling team at Paralympics
Moose Jaw's Marie Wright wins bronze with Canada's curling team at Paralympics

Kiwi paralympic skier Adam Hall has won gold in the men's slalom to finish off New Zealand's Paralympic campaign on a high. South Korea reached the semifinals of the wheelchair curling competition at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics on Thursday after finishing top of the qualifying round.

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  • Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns
Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns

Syrian soldiers flash the victory sign on their tank in the town of Aftaris in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta countryside, Syria, on March 12, 2018. Moscow and Damascus accuse the rebels of having forced people to stay in harm's way to use them as human shields.

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  • What you need to know about Toys R Us closing
What you need to know about Toys R Us closing

And unfortunately, most retail experts believe Toys R Us' days are numbered. You'll want to spend any Toys R Us gift cards you might have soon. They could be heard telling customers they had little information to share and don't yet know when the stores will close.

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  • Days after attack on Naxals, Maoist's strike again in Sukma
Days after attack on Naxals, Maoist's strike again in Sukma

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , tweeted the Maoist attack is "deeply distressing". "Naxals know they can not take on us face to face any more so they are using bombs to target vehicles on road". On arrival, the martyr's body was placed on a stage with full honours. The reason for the new camps was that the force didn't want its troops to trave...

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  • United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defence centre
United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defence centre

Given worldwide conventions that prohibit the use of chemical weapons, research conducted at Porton Down is defensive in nature, according to the defense ministry. Prime Minister May also said on Monday that Russian Federation was "highly likely" responsible for the attack. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has boldly claimed that Russian Federa...

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  • Saudi Arabia Warns It Will Pursue Nuclear Weapons If Iran Does
Saudi Arabia Warns It Will Pursue Nuclear Weapons If Iran Does

Mostafa Khoshcheshm, a Tehran-based political commentator, says Iran has been very open about its nuclear programme, adding that it is intended for peaceful purposes only. So we're taking a unified approach to Iran. This is what Iran was doing -- and may still be doing in its unsupervised military facilities - until a nuclear deal was reached in ...

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  • Stormy Daniels Launches Crowdfunding Drive To Finance Trump Lawsuit
Stormy Daniels Launches Crowdfunding Drive To Finance Trump Lawsuit

Her attorney Michael Avanetti tweeted the link, verifying its legitimacy. Liberal Alan Cumming is actually praising one of Donald Trump's decisions. It seeks contributions from $10 to $200. Stormy Daniels , real name Stephanie Clifford , sued President Trump last week in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming their $130,000 "hush-money" ...

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  • 'That's Not Helpful': Democrats Criticize Hillary for Her Remarks About Trump Voters
'That's Not Helpful': Democrats Criticize Hillary for Her Remarks About Trump Voters

In a freakish article titled, " Like it or not, studies suggest that Clinton may not be wrong on white women voting like their husbands ", the Post claims the former Secretary of State's fiery rhetoric was scientifically accurate. "I think at this point, if you can't stop making this about virtue signaling and race, a lot of it was about poverty, a...

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  • Unexpected bypoll result; BJP paid for its overconfidence, says Yogi Adityanath
Unexpected bypoll result; BJP paid for its overconfidence, says Yogi Adityanath

As for UP, he said the Congress is keen on rebuilding in Uttar Pradesh , but that will not happen overnight. The Samajwadi Party took early lead right from the beginning of the vote count that began on Wednesday morning and steadily built up the gap with its BJP rivals as officials counted the tens of thousands of votes.

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  • Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince
Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince

They did not reveal either salary - Foy's was put at US$40,000 (S$52,400) an episode by Variety a year ago - but told a panel event in Jerusalem that Smith's 2010 to 2013 starring role in the BBC's Doctor Who had been the decisive factor.

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  • Beast from the East RETURNS with more snow on the way
Beast from the East RETURNS with more snow on the way

Don't put away those winter hats and gloves just yet: parts of the United Kingdom are set for rain, high winds and more snow this week, forecasters have warned. The warning says: "Snow showers are likely throughout Sunday, and where these converge some snow may well accumulate and could then prove disruptive".

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  • Jean-Claude Juncker tells Theresa May
Jean-Claude Juncker tells Theresa May "translate speeches into treaties"

Mr Juncker was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg when he mentioned the 29 March 2019 Brexit deadline, which was greeted with cheers by Ukip MEPs. "We have to guarantee the integrity of the single market because citizens and companies have to be able to count on the same kind of rules for citizens and companies and cherry picki...

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  • House GOP report says no collusion between President Trump and Russian Federation
House GOP report says no collusion between President Trump and Russian Federation

Conaway said the committee would turn over a 150-page draft report to Democrats on Tuesday for review and comment. Notably absent from the drafting of the report were efforts from House Democrats, who have long alleged that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation existed.

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  • Trump's Personal Assistant Was Fired Monday, Hired by the Re-Election Campaign Tuesday
Trump's Personal Assistant Was Fired Monday, Hired by the Re-Election Campaign Tuesday

His 2020 re-election campaign said Tuesday McEntee will serve as senior adviser to the campaign. Trump's personal assistant - also known as a body man - McEntee accompanied the president nearly everywhere and had been an aide for him since early in the campaign.

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  • Texas package bombs probed as possible hate crimes
Texas package bombs probed as possible hate crimes

He said officials with the US post office and large package delivery services, including UPS and Federal Express, have no record of dropping off parcels to the three addresses. The 17-year-old found a package outside his house in a tree-lined, mixed race residential area and brought it into the kitchen, where it exploded, Manley said.

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  • Florida passes law allowing some school staff to be armed
Florida passes law allowing some school staff to be armed

Rick Scott signed into law a $400 million suite of legislative reforms to school security, mental health and gun-control measures - a direct response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month. "What makes me most proud is the school safety bill", Scott said after the session wrapped on Sunday. In more rece...

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  • Turkish private plane crashes south of Tehran, Iran
Turkish private plane crashes south of Tehran, Iran

Iranian authorities previously said the flight's passengers were all young women. Rescuers were trying to reach the crash site but the terrain was mountainous making their approach hard. By late on Sunday evening, just a few hours after news of the crash, there were more than 7000 comments on the photo. Iranian officials said the plane took of...

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