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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

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 »

If you just got a tsunami warning for New Orleans, don't worry

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If you've gotten a text alert for a tsunami warning in your area, don't worry. "We are now trying to find out how a message went out as a warning". "This is a test to determine transmission times involved in the dissemination of tsunami information", according to the email that was sent at 8:28 a.m. Read More »

Wikileaks founder Assange loses bid to have UK arrest warrant dropped

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The Wikileaks founder's lawyer made an application to Westminster Magistrates' Court arguing it has "lost its goal and its function" since investigations over sexual assault allegations were dropped in Sweden . Julian Assange goes out to the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in 2016. He has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over six years following a sex assualt-related case brought by the Swedish prosecutors. Read More »

Trump asked Rosenstein if he was 'on my team'

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The were jointed by House minority whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, caucus chair Joe Crowley of NY, and Judiciary ranking member Jerry Nadler of NY, along with Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Member Dianne Feinstein of California and Senate Democratic whip Richard Durbin of IL. Read More »

Hong Kong top court overturns prison sentences for activists

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They stressed, however, that Hong Kong was a law-abiding society and that "future offenders involved in large-scale unlawful assemblies involving violence" will be subject to stricter guidelines laid down by the Court of Appeal. While Wong, Law and Chow said they were honored by the nomination, the activists warned that China has continued to undermine the democratic rights enshrined by Hong Kong's Basic Law, which sets various democratic targets for Hong Kong. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee Votes To Release Rep. Schiff's Memo

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. President Donald Trump is lashing out at the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, saying he "must be stopped". On Sunday, Democrats and Republicans said Trump was wrong to assert that the GOP-produced memo cleared him in the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »