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Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction

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Lula can still appeal to higher courts to delay a final decision, avoiding jail and stringing the process out long enough to register his candidacy by the August 15 deadline, though an electoral court could eventually revoke his candidacy. "We will have a hard year, but I think in the end the election will take place and people will accept its results", he said. Pro- and anti-Lula forces, who demonstrated in Porto Alegre but mainly in Sao Paulo, are at loggerheads over whether the court ... Read More »

Grassley May Release Russia Interviews of Trump Jr., Others

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Grassley said the part of the panel's investigation looking into that episode is finishing, "so now it's time to start officially releasing the transcripts of all witness interviews we have done related to that meeting". Feinstein then released the Fusion GPS transcript less than a week later, without Grassley's consent. Trump Jr. testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was revealed. Read More »

Russell Simmons is sued for allegedly raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016

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Another woman has come forward to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, except this one has a hefty price tag of $5 million attached to it. Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages. In the wake of these allegations, the 60-year-old Simmons has been dropped by HBO, JCPenney, and stepped down from his own companies. In 2016, Simmons allegedly invited Jarosik to his house. Read More »

David Walliams defends himself after hosting controversial Presidents Club charity dinner

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The Labour MP Sarah Jones said Zahawi should resign if he did not report his concerns about the event. Charities are now refusing donations from the Presidents Club Charity Dinner, at London's Dorchester Hotel . Education minister Anne Milton said Mr Zahawi had "found the event extremely uncomfortable". A lunch with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was also included as the price but a Theresa May spokesman said Johnson was not aware of this. Read More »

Magnitude-5.8 quake strikes 100 miles off Northern California coast

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Tsunami Warning System. Another minor natural disaster was recorded in Dresden on January 17. The United States Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 4.0 and occurred just after 2 a.m. The USGS said that two more earthquakes hit in the same area just minutes after the first, 5.8-magnitude one, hit. The natural disaster was in the, one of the largest fault zones in Southern California. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May hits out again at tech giants over terrorism

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He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we are seeing tremendous investment and today has been a very exciting day, a very great day and great for our country". Palestinians also declared a new USA -led peace push dead, saying Washington can no longer be an honest broker. The sentiment was echoed by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who said he respects the desire of political leaders to defend their own citizens, companies and economy. Read More »

Trump's arrival in Davos overshadows WEF

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He boasted of a "really great relationship" with Mrs May and being "on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect". He has meetings with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, current chairman of the African Union, and Swiss President Alain Berset on Friday. Read More »

Secondary school league tables: Find out how Shropshire schools fared

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Around 12 per cent of secondaries in the country have achieved this score. For Shropshire the six schools with the highest average Attainment 8 score per pupil at GCSE were The Priory School, Mary Webb School and Science College, The Corbet School, Church Stretton School, William Brookes School and Belvidere School . Read More »

Guggenheim offers Trump solid gold toilet instead of Van Gogh

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The museum declined. Instead, it offered Maurizio Cattelan's "America" : a functioning toilet cast in 18-karat gold. In today's "yes this is really the world we live in now" news, the Guggenheim museum in NY reportedly offered Trump and his wife a used, fully functional solid 18-karat gold toilet titled " America " in response to their request to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh painting for their private White House quarters. Read More »

Netanyahu at Davos Lobbies World Leaders to Fix Iran Deal

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He also said he still hoped the Palestinian leadership was "going to make peace for their people", that he hoped "sound minds are going to prevail". Donald Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel occurred shortly before the survey was conducted and led to a 6 percent drop in support for the two-state solution among Palestinian Arabs, compared with a similar survey conducted in June 2017. Read More »

GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. Increases Position in Intel Co

Interocean Capital Llc who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $214.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $45.83. It also reduced its holding in Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 6,995 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 175,167 shares, and cut its stake in Church & Dwight Inc Com (NYSE:CHD). Read More »

Government fears sabotage in refugee repatriation

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In a statement, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said talk of repatriation is premature until the safety and wellbeing of children returning to Myanmar is guaranteed. Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister U Win Myat Aye said Myanmar is not blaming Bangladesh for the delay in the repatriation. "They should be given a clear idea about the repatriation agreement and its content", Santiago said. Read More »

Serie A round-up: Napoli go four clear with win over Atalanta

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Atalanta are down to eighth after the loss and AC Milan's 2-1 win at Cagliari , which came thanks to Franck Kessie scoring twice to drag his team back from a goal down in Sardinia. Belgian worldwide Mertens's 65th-minute strike ended a league dry spell that stretched back to October 29, getting behind the defence and flashing his 11th goal of the season past Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha. Read More »

UK Government Likely To Set GBP2 As Limit On Betting Terminals

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They now allow punters to spend £100 per 20-second spin. Ministers have been consulting on proposals to reduce the maximum stake which can be gambled on the highly addictive machines from £100 to anywhere between £2 and £50. FOBTs account for about £1.7 billion generated in the industry every year. Cutting the maximum stake to £2 would see £639m lost over the next 10 years, according to the government's consultation documents. Read More »

Californians who fled mudslides may start going home January 31

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Large swaths of the coastal town will remain evacuated as crews continue to remove mud and boulders and rebuild drainage pipes and power lines. Jerry Brown declared a "Day of Remembrance" for the victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. Of the 21 people killed in the mudslide, at least a dozen lived in areas that were covered by the county's evacuation map but not included in the Sheriff's Office warnings, according to records and data reviewed ... Read More »

Shilpa Shinde Revealed, "Vikas Gupta Filed Criminal Case Against Her"

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Recently, Arshi Khan threw a big bash for the Bigg Boss 11 family. Vikas Gupta and Bigg Boss 11 victor Shilpa Shinde were bickering even before they entered the Bigg Boss house and inside too their old bone of contention - Shilpa's ouster from her show which was produced by Vikas - cropped up in each of their fights. Read More »

'The Crown': Paul Bettany Near Deal to Play Prince Philip

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No word on the show's return date either. " The Crown " season 3 may have just found its new Prince Philip and he is an Avenger . Now, multiple media outlets, including Deadline and Hollywood Reporter , are reporting that Paul Bettany is in talks to become the next Duke of Edinburgh. Read More »

Powerful Warthogs back in Afghanistan

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The number of USA air strikes in Afghanistan has spiked since President Donald Trump took office a year ago though the insurgents have hit back with deadly attacks, including a bloody Taliban raid on a Kabul hotel on the weekend. The DOD used the waiver to continue providing "select training, equipment, and other assistance to some of the Afghan security forces units implicated" in heinous human rights incidents, reported SIGAR. Read More »

Brand-new Navy ship still stuck in Canada due to icy conditions

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The USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on December 16 in a grand ceremony attended by over 8,000 people that featured a brass band, speeches by military leaders and a chaplain who prayed for "fair winds and following seas". Courtney Hillson told USNI News . Using icebreakers to free the ships was considered, according to The Washington Post , but ultimately the Navy made a decision to keep the ship in Montreal to ensure the safety of the sailors and vessel. Read More »

'Serial stowaway' sneaks past security and flies to UK

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Once she got past security, Hartman attempted to board a plane to CT, but she was told to sit down after trying to move around another passenger waiting in line, the Tribune reports. It was only when she arrived... "During the initial investigation it was determined that the passenger was screened at the security checkpoint before boarding a flight". Read More »

Two days after his arrest Egypt presidential hopeful Anan is missing

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Prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali, the last main challenger of incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in Egypt's presidential race, announced Wednesday he has dropped out. Anan kept silent. When Shafiq's candidacy crashed in flames (he and his daughter had been threatened with corruption smears ) the group who attended the meeting shifted their support to Anan. Read More »

Philippines volcano spews ash and lava, 56000+ evacuate

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There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, officials said. More than 30,000 ash masks, along with food, water and medicine, have been sent to the region, but officials have warned that relief supplies may run out by mid-February if the eruption continues and new supplies don't arrive in time. Read More »

Membership momentum threatens to derail SPD coalition plans

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Delegates at an SPD party conference voted on Sunday to formally enter negotiations with Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their regional sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) of Bavaria. Delegates in Bonn voted 362 to 279 on Sunday in favor of opening the coalition talks. The narrow victory margin - and continued opposition by the party's youth wing - puts pressure on Mr Schulz to secure further concessions from the conservatives on immigration and healthcare, something the ... Read More »

Patriots vs. Eagles Super Bowl 52 Updated Odds & Betting Preview

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He will be evaluated by an independent neurologist during that process. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown (foot) is another new addition to the report. At 40, Brady is the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history. I'm not saying that or maybe it couldn't have worked out here. "I think we finally got it right". MGM vice-president of race and sports Jay Rood told ESPN's David Purdum that bets had been split between the favoured New England Patriots and the underdog ... Read More »

I'm 'Looking Forward' to Mueller Interview

In addition to the Russian coordination probe, Mueller is also investigating whether President Trump or any White House officials sought to obstruct justice in the probe. And he may also have been asked about an episode from last February in which Comey says Trump cleared the room of Sessions and other officials before encouraging him to end an investigation into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Stock Price Analysis of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Insiders have sold a total of 312,716 shares of company stock valued at $16,218,746 in the last three months. 4,714 are held by Stock Yards Bank Trust Co. Zuckerberg Mark sold $42.50M worth of Facebook, Inc. 53,466 shares valued at $2.83 million were sold by Nalamasu Omkaram on Tuesday, January 2. First Quadrant L P CA reduced its stake in shares of Applied Materials , Inc. Read More »

Sohrabuddin case: CBI to oppose PIL over Shah's discharge

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Hearing a petition by a group of court reporters and Mumbai-based Union of Journalists, Justice Revati Mohite-Dere firmly held that the special CBI court overreached its powers in issuing the prohibition on the press. "The press is the most powerful watchdog in the Indian democracy and the interest of the society is in a free press, as press is the eyes and ears of the public who may not have the same access". Read More »

Trump 'looking forward' to questioning

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Trump shrugged off questions about Sessions' interview at the White House, telling reporters: "I'm not at all concerned". The AG, in June testimony before the U.S. When asked about the news, a White House official told CNBC, "We're cooperative, support the process and want the special counsel to finish what he's doing, but we don't comment on individual interviews". Read More »

Boris Johnson is 230-year-old Swiss mummy's direct descendant

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A decades-old mystery involving the identity of a mummified woman in Switzerland has been solved, unearthing a surprise twist - she's reportedly a relative of Boris Johnson. Scientists made the discovery about Johnson by extracting DNA from the body's big toe. The result were compared with other DNA samples to find that there was a 99.8% probability that the mummy was part of the Bischoff family. Read More »

Suspect arrested after high speed chase ends in violent crash

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The suspect reportedly told authorities he considered himself a "sovereign citizen", someone not bound by government laws. After exiting the freeway and crashing, the suspect tried to run away but quickly surrendered. As the SUV approached lights, two DPS vehicles tried to box in the vehicle but the suspect veered to the right and rammed a patrol auto, before continuing at a high speed during Wednesday's chase. Read More »

Trump says he's willing to testify in Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe

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But the form of an interview with the president needs to be negotiated - whether it is face-to-face, or in writing, or a mix - and Trump told reporters he would listen to his lawyers' advice on how to proceed. Trump, earlier, had hinted that it "seems unlikely" that he would allow Mueller to "interview" him. Prosecutors have interviewed numerous Trump's aides including his closest confidants such as White House Counsel Don McGahn, former chief of staff Reince Priebus and the president's ... Read More »

Super Bowl LII: New England Patriots to wear white jerseys against Eagles

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The doctors went in and checked it out and we did things just to kind of check on everything and fortunately, there wasn't any damage that normally comes associated with that. The "home team" also gets first pick of jersey colors - white or navy for the Patriots . The NFC will be represented by the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), a team that simply dominated the favored (-3.5) Minnesota Vikings by a score of 38-7 in a game played in Philly under near flawless weather conditions. Read More »