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Tokyo stocks plunge over 4-pct after Wall Street sell-off

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The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,175.21 points, or 4.6 percent, to close at 24,345.75, breaking below the 25,000 level. The main concern is that potentially higher interest rates in the USA will curtail the bull run on Wall Street, with the bond market benefiting from a rate rise. Read More »

Trump takes aim at House Intel Democrat: 'Little Adam Schiff...'

Mueller is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians, and possible obstruction of justice by the president as he sought to limit the probe. Trump also said on Twitter that it "totally vindicates" him . "The premise of the Nunes memo is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant on a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, and deliberately misled ... Read More »

Republicans slam Ives' TV ad

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A woman wearing a pink "p***y" hat made famous in the 2017 Women's March, says, "thank you for making all IL families pay for my abortions." that refers to the law Rauner signed that makes abortions covered by Medicaid . A spokesperson told The Associated Press that Rauner "is the one who owes IL families in general and conservatives in particular an apology". "Representative Ives's campaign ad does not reflect who we are as the Party of Lincoln and as proud residents of our great and ... Read More »

Freezing drizzle and snow tonight & Tuesday night

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Travelers are warned to plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday . In southern CT, the NWS says snow and sleet accumulation could total up to 2 inches. The snow melts into freezing rain as it falls, he said. High near 30. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Snow will come to an end Monday night , with clearing skies expected into Tuesday morning. Read More »

Trump unlikely to extend DACA deadline

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Kelly says of lawmakers, "What makes them act is pressure". Still, many lawmakers are uneasy about what might happen to the Dreamers after March 5, and Democrats - and Trump himself - are using that uncertainty as leverage to help force a deal. Read More »

Bulgaria welcomes European Commission adoption of strategy for Western Balkans

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The European Commission said on Tuesday it is ready to prepare recommendations to open accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia. Kosovo has yet to apply, partly because of its disputed status. "And today we are saying to them that we have made the same choice, for us too the prospect is very clear", Mogherini said. Mogherini insisted that 2025 was not a "target date" or a "deadline". Read More »

Agree To Disagree: President Trump and the Memo

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, and they expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without interference. Read More »

Carter Page: I've never spoken with Trump 'any time in my life'

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A July 2016 trip that Page, an energy consultant, made to Moscow on his own but with the knowledge of the Trump campaign has made him a person of interest in the Department of Justice's Russian election meddling probe. Page revealed in the Tuesday interview that he's never even spoken to Donald Trump , even though he is routinely identified as an associate of the president's because he worked on the Republican's campaign. Read More »

Ajay Devgn's intense act steals the show - Watch Raid trailer

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Devgn essays the role of an income tax officer from Uttar Pradesh and going by the poster, it seems he plays one of those officers who remain unscathed by the vices of greed and dishonesty. "16 March 2018 release". " Raid " is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta, who previously did " Aamir " and " No One Killed Jessica ". Gulshan Kumar & Tseries present, A Panorama Studios Production, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, Raid is directed by Raj Kumar ... Read More »

Korean jet catches fire at Singapore Airshow

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He said airport privatization is among major reasons driving cost rises when the industry needs affordable infrastructure to accommodate capacity increases. When the new terminal comes onstream in the late 2020s, it will boost Changi's passenger handling capacity by 50 million per year from 82 million now. Read More »

White Home's Shah: Democrats 'Little Overheated' Over Memo

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White House spokesman Hogan Gidley made similar remarks on "Anderson Cooper 360" Friday night. "Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information". Trump tweeted Saturday that the memo "vindicated" his insistence that there was "no collusion and there was no obstruction". Trump also praised Nunes in a separate tweet Monday, calling him "a man of tremendous courage and grit, may someday be recognized as a Great American Hero for what he has exposed and ... Read More »

Trump accuses House intel panel's top Democrat of leaking information

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation as well as whether there have been efforts to obstruct the investigation. Hours off of receiving a second Twitter attack from President Donald Trump , California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said White House chief of staff John Kelly should put the President in "time out". Read More »

Two children found fatally stabbed in Brockton

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Brockton police and firefighters descended on Prospect Street after the stabbing was reported Monday at a three-story residential building. Prosecutors say she has a third child who is safe. Cruz said Sanders later confessed to the crime, and that she may have waited up to two days to tell anyone. In a press conference, Cruz said the children are between the ages of 5 and 8. Read More »

Russian athletes appeal doping bans in hopes of competing in Pyeongchang

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Coates said in a statement: "CAS has heard the comments of IOC President, Thomas Bach and acknowledges the concerns raised which CAS will thoroughly examine". The IOC regretted that CAS "did not take this proven existence of the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping system into consideration for the other 28 cases". Read More »

Intelligence committee votes to release rebuttal memo

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Weirdly, it appears the FISA warrant Mr. Nunes is all unhappy about was obtained after September 2016 when Mr. Page stepped down as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign - but two months after he had delivered a speech at the Moscow Institute that was highly critical of US and other Western countries for taking such a hard line with Russian Federation. Read More »

Hotel collapses as shallow 6.4 quake strikes eastern Taiwan

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The epicenter of Tuesday's quake was 18.3 northeast of Hualien County hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) put the preliminary magnitude at 6.1. The powerful tremor, about 20km off the island's east coast, has left extensive damage to buildings and roads in Hualien, according to media reports. Read More »

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., appeared on CNN and was asked about the possibility that Trump could direct the Pentagon to conduct a "bloody nose" strike, which would be created to destroy certain aspects of North Korea's military infrastructure and weaponry before it can use it against the United States or another country. Read More »

South Africa's ANC to hold urgent meeting on Zuma's future

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Local reports say Zuma is determined to deliver his state of the union address on Thursday, 8 February and until then he is unlikely to agree to leave. Mr Zuma, who spent time in prison for his part in the fight against apartheid, met the ANC's top six on Sunday. "So, we are saying the ANC should not recall President Zuma", said Mr Thabisani Mabhena. Read More »

Man shot, killed near Scottsdale Fashion Square was off-duty Tempe Fire captain

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Hoster said the victim was riding on the back of a transportation cart with several other people southbound on Civic Center Plaza when a male driving in a red Scion coupe began driving closely and bumping the rear end of the cart. He eventually turned himself in after seeing media coverage of the shooting and photos of his auto. Court paperwork shows he is being held on $300,000 cash bond. Read More »

Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley announces 258.2 crore hike to Sports Ministry

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Rs 19.75 crore set was aside for the Nirbhya Fund, a 5 per cent of decrease from a year ago, while funds for infrastructure development saw 4.95 per cent hike. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is the biggest loser in the budget as its budget has been reduced by 13.34 percent. Here's hoping that India has a good stint at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Read More »

In Rajya Sabha, SP protests against UP 'fake encounters'

The letter to RS chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu was signed by Cong, the Trinamool Congress , Left parties and other opposition parties. Another amusing repartee came when SP's Naresh Agarwal tried to raise a point regarding the disqualification of two former JD (U) members of the House. Read More »

Steve Bannon 'will not testify' over Russian Federation collusion

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Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he would show up if an agreement could be reached with the White House on the scope of the questioning, according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss a sensitive legal matter. The Republican memo released last Friday alleges misconduct on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department in obtaining a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy ... Read More »

Ivory Trade Investigator Stabbed to Death in Nairobi Home

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They had also recently returned from an investigation in Myanmar, and Esmond was apparently writing up the date from the trip when he was killed . In an interview with Nomad magazine in October, Bradley Martin described how, when he first got involved in conservation in the 1970s, there were 20,000 rhinos in Kenya, but by the 1990s most had been eliminated. Read More »

Recalling women of suffragette movement, UK's May pleas to end online abuse

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has joined others in pushing for pardons, saying the suffragettes were simply righting the wrong of voting inequality. After France further hospitals were established in Serbia, Russia, Greece, Malta and Corsica.It's a tragedy that Elsie and so many others did not live to celebrate achieving the vote but their contributions, through their war efforts and campaigning, demonstrated women's unequivocal capabilities and dismantled the long-held views ... Read More »

Wesfarmers warns of job cuts and store closures at Homebase

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Managing Director Rob Scott said Australia's largest retailer by revenue had made several "self-induced" blunders after buying Homebase, including dropping popular lines for kitchens and bathrooms and underestimating winter demand for a range of items from heaters to cleaning and storage. Read More »

Ivory Investigator Found Dead in Kenya

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Top conservationists around the world have been paying tribute to the researcher. "Detectives are investigating this murder and we hope to get the killers". It was then he met the founder of Save the Elephants, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, who says the loss of his friend of 45 years was a bad blow, both personally and professionally. Read More »

Palestinian stabs Israeli father of 4 to death in West Bank

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The manhunt continued on Saturday with a raid on the West Bank village of Burqin, near Nablus, sparking clashes during which soldiers shot dead a teenager identified by the Palestinian health ministry as Ahmad Abu Obeid, 19. Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6 was also hailed by Israelis, while deeply angering the Palestinians who also see the city as their capital. Read More »

Homeland Security's anti-terror Super Bowl plans left on plane

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In other words, there was room for improvement, though as a DHS official explained to CNN , said areas had all been addressed prior to Sunday's game. Nonetheless, she said, the displacement of the documents was "a really stupid thing". "The biggest effect of this mistake may have less to do with terrorists knowing our vulnerabilities and more to do with confidence in the Department of Homeland Security ". Read More »