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Trump tell reporters: "I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed"

Making reference to Trump's reported derogatory comments about Haiti, ambassadors expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti "and others that have been similarly denigrated". Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the USA after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly ... Read More »

Your snow pictures from Northern Ireland


Persistent and heavy snowfall is expected overnight, with potential disruption to transport and power supply. Forecasters say arctic wind will bring ice and snow to many parts of the United Kingdom on Monday and Tuesday. During the night, temperatures dropped at low as minus 7C (19F) at Loch Glascarnoch while Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway recorded 36cm of lying snow. Read More »

Zimbabwe to hold elections by June - Mnangagwa


Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe previous year. This is the first time a Zimbabwean president will attend the annual meeting, 37 years after the country attained independence, although Morgan Tsvangirai as former prime minister in the country's inclusive government attended the Davos meeting in 2010. Read More »

Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's Russian investigation'


A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment on the agreement, first reported by CNN . White House communications director Hope Hicks , who served as Mr Trump's spokeswoman during his presidential campaign after a tenure with his Trump Organisation real estate business, is also expected to be questioned by the committee this week, according to a congressional source. Read More »

UN Envoy Hopeful on Macedonia 'Name' Agreement


The UN envoy also asked leaders of the opposition parties in both countries to take a "constructive attitude" to help solve the issue. "However, the talks' outcome will depend on the readiness of the two sides to compromise", read the government's statement. Read More »

Indian police say avalanche kills Swedish skier in Kashmir


A police officer said that Daniel (25) was killed and another Swedish skier named Benjamin Asbers went missing after the avalanche struck near the second phase of Gandola cable auto project on Affarwat peak. On Wednesday evening some upper parts of the region received snowfall, following which authorities issued avalanche warnings for people living in higher reaches and urged them not to venture in avalanche prone zones. Read More »

Centre to set up $350 million fund to finance solar projects


According to the report, the cost of renewables has been dropping steadily for years, and "in 2017, as deployment of renewable power generation technologies accelerated, there has been a relentless improvement in their competitiveness". Masdar commissioned five pilot projects during the programme to explore the feasibility of using renewable energy to power seawater desalination and test novel, energy-efficient desalination technologies. Read More »

Bannon Testifies to Congress Ryan, McConnell Trying to 'Nullify' Election

According to a person familiar with the arrangement, the attorney who represented Bannon for Tuesday's House appearance, William Burck, is not representing him in connection with Mueller's investigation. In the book, Bannon calls this exchange " treasonous " and "unpatriotic". Steve Bannon , former senior aide to President Donald Trump , became the center of not one but two investigations into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election over the past day. Read More »

Passionate speech highlights MLK event at Penn State


At a community rally on Martin Luther King Jr . "That's a problem that's on us, " Edwards said. "Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction", said King. Day in which he rebuked President Trump's comments reportedly questioning why immigrants are coming to the United States from "s**thole countries". Reagan, however, signed the bill and the first observance was January 20, 1986. Read More »

New Poll Shows 76% of Americans Want "Significant Restrictions" on Abortions


About 60 percent opposed using tax dollars to pay for abortion. - 52 percent thought that an abortion "did not improve a woman's life in the long run". By forcing PHCs to refer for abortion, California attempts to bootstrap this Court's jurisprudence about the individual right to choose abortion into a never-before-recognized compelling government interest in promoting abortion ... Read More »

Carillion collapse: Corbyn accuses Government of 'negligence'


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the frailties of Carillion were "well known". "It was not the case that there was nobody from the Government who was looking at these issues", she said. "I am very happy to answer questions when the right honourable gentleman asks one". She said: "This is a Labour party that has turned its back on investment, on growth, on jobs, a Labour party that will always put politics before people". Read More »

Naomi and Kate Close Out the Louis Vuitton Menswear Show


While Campbell hasn't been absent from Fashion Week lineups for long (she most recently walked a few shows during the Spring 2018 womenswear season), more time has passed since Moss made her way down the runway-in fact, this is her first official appearance since Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 presentation, five years ago, per Vogue . Read More »

Withdrawal of Haj subsidy upsets the applecart in South Goa


The withdrawal of Haj subsidy by the Centre has upset the applecart of many Muslims from South Goa who had planned to go on the pilgrimage availing the subsidy. The community has not received subsidy after the BJP came to power. However, large number of women had applied for undertaking the pilgrimage with their maharam, they added. Read More »

Wolf recaptured after escaping from sanctuary


Despite being deemed no threat by those who cared for him, members of the public were warned by the police not to approach the animal, while school children nearby were told not to even go outside. The force said the wolf, which was recaptured unharmed, since travelled around eight miles to Curridge. There's a helicopter circling overhead, trying to keep an eye on the animal, there are teams of police out, along with Animal Capture UK, a company that specialises in capturing wild animals. Read More »

California Couple Jailed for Allegedly Torturing Their Children


The siblings told officers that they were starving , police said . The home's address reportedly finds it's listed as the Sandcastle day school , and David Turpin is listed as the principal. They said they had not spoken to their grandchildren, saying David Turpin or his wife would often call when they were without the children , who are homeschooled. Read More »

Porn star Stormy Daniels describes affair with President Donald Trump


The data was collected after Newsweek requested it from the website , which found that searches for " Stormy Daniels " increased from a daily average of 2,500 to more than 2 million in just five days. I've said that if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her'. "And I was like, 'Ugh, here we go, '" she said. In Touch issue released this week. Read More »

SC crisis: Second meeting between CJI, four judges


US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the US court system as "broken and unfair" after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, commonly known as "Dreamers". Read More »

North East weather warning remains in place


Thre will be high seas along Atlantic coasts with a risk of coastal flooding. While Storm Fionn may have passed, another belt of snow, rain and wind is set to cross the country Wednesday with Weather Warnings in place. Forecasters are also expecting severe gale force nine winds overnight reaching up to 70mph and potentially causing some damage int he early hours of the morning. Read More »

Trump's interpretation of executive privilege around Russia probe rankling Democrats, Republicans


Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's attorney relayed questions, in real time , to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported . CNN reported Wednesday that Bannon had stuck a deal with the special counsel to submit to an informal interview in place of testifying . That comment appeared in " Fire and Fury ", Michael Wolff's book about the first year of the Trump presidency. Read More »

Padmaavat producers move SC against ban by various states


The bench has posted the matter for further hearing in March. The film stars Deepika Padukone as Padmini, Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh. "If you go by the arguments against films, I have no hesitation in saying 60 per cent of the classical literature can not be read", said Chief Justice Misra. Read More »

Schumer: Shutdown Blame Will 'Fall on the Republicans' Backs'


President Donald Trump contradicted his own administration on Thursday when he tweeted that funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program should not be included in a short-term plan to fund the government. "What point would it be to bring a bill through here that we won't have signed into law by the president?" Republicans are at least nine votes shy of the 60 needed in the Senate to advance a bill. Read More »

Take the cognitive test that President Trump passed during his physical


Ronny Jackson , said following his physical Friday. Before she sidestepped that one, Ronny Jackson , a Navy rear admiral who is the president's military doctor , fielded questions about everything from Trump's cardiovascular health to his mental capacity to his lack of an exercise routine to his sleep habits to what kinds of food the White House chefs are preparing for him. Read More »

Matthew Snyder, grandson of KSU coach Bill Snyder, passes away


Bill Snyder, 78, announced earlier this month that he will return to Kansas State for a 27th season. The Mercury reported that emergency crews were called to a home on Claflin Avenue for a medical issue. No cause of death was immediately released, but it was not considered to be suspicious. Given the relationship between the entire Snyder family and the Kansas State community, this will touch many people beyond the football program. Read More »

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

North Carolina troopers, transportation workers and electric utilities have been busy responding to a winter storm that dropped more snow than anticipated in some parts of the state. More than 360 outgoing flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were canceled or delayed on Wednesday, according to, and another 60-plus were canceled or delayed at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Read More »

WADA Informant to Testify Next Week at Banned Russian Athletes' Hearing


The group, speaking following a meeting in Bonn, includes delegates from four continents, including United States, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Australia. Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov , the source of revelations about state-sponsored doping in Russia, is expected to testify next week at a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing involving the appeals of 39 Russians banned for doping. Read More »

Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to severe storms

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond on Thursday, snapping air and train links and leaving three people dead, all killed by falling trees. An uprooted tree lays on the rails in Muenster, northwestern Germany. The Met Office said strong winds had begun to ease on Thursday morning. The Netherlands has been hit by a fierce storm for most of today as Storm Fionn also tore its way across Britain. Read More »

Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo, urges Israel-Palestine talks

Mark Tawadros II and Arab Parliament Chief Meshaal bin Fahm al-Salmi. Pope Francis repeated the Vatican's long-standing position calling for renewed peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians to find a negotiated agreement that would guarantee both could live in peace within internationally recognized borders "with full respect for the particular nature of Jerusalem, whose significance goes beyond any consideration of territorial questions". Read More »

Farm bill on top of US Congress' 'to-do' list


Trump's last foray into congressional politics did not go well. "It's a bit naïve for Democrats to think when they control no branches of government ... "We are working hard, and in a bipartisan way, to make that happen". Schumer has insisted that a measure to legalize DACA has to be added to a must-pass bill or it won't come up for consideration in the House. Read More »

Police in GA detail capture of Enfield fugitive


Jerry Mercado was detained at a gas station in the Atlanta suburb of Canton, Georgia, on Wednesday afternoon after the U.S. Marshals Service acted on a tip they got, officials said. Canton police said they were able to figure out that Mercado stayed at a church the night before. Connecticut State Police informed the agency Mercado made a phone call earlier Wednesday morning from the Chevron gas station located at 370 Marietta Road, Cordry said. Read More »

Bannon lawyer was on telephone with White Home throughout Home grilling


The White House replied and told Bannon's lawyer which questions he should and shouldn't respond to . Former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon Tuesday refused to answer questions from a congressional committee probing the president's campaign links to Russian Federation, saying he was under orders from the White House not to. Read More »

Boy killed as UP Police, criminals exchange fire


The boy is identified as Madhav Bhardwaj. Police in Uttar Pradesh and other Indian states have been accused of faking "encounters" with suspects to carry out extrajudicial killings. The boy was admitted to hospital but he died. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Swapnil Mamgai said the matter is being probed. Rights groups have however accused him of abusing his power after he reportedly said at a rally that criminals would "either be sent to jail or killed in police encounters". Read More »

NIA files chargesheet against Kashmiri separatists and Hafeez Saeed


Earlier in an FIR, NIA named Saeed as an accused, besides organisations such as the Hurriyat Conference (factions led by Geelani and Mirwaiz Farooq), Hizbul Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Milat. "The threadbare scrutiny and analysis of the around 950 documents and digital devices seized during searches, the NIA said, established that accused were instrumental in "carrying out terrorist attacks and orchestrating violence, stone-pelting and other subversive and secessionist activities". Read More »