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Trump campaign staffer sues president over alleged unwanted kiss

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She calls it "super-creepy and inappropriate". Johnson told her boyfriend, and her mother and stepfather that same day, and later sought our and received help from a therapist. She also alleges that Trump looked her up and down upon her hiring, saying "oh, beautiful, beautiful, fantastic". "He's coming straight for my lips". Read More »

Trump Reacts To Possibly Impending Mueller Report

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Rosenstein had always been expected to vacate his post after Trump's new attorney general, William Barr , took office. Barr was confirmed by the US Senate last week to serve as President Trump's newest Attorney General and has routinely pledged to make Mueller's findings as "transparent as possible". Read More »

DySP, Army jawan martyred; 3 militants killed in Kulgam

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The officer was posted in Kulgam form the past two years and during that tenure, he had led all the operations from the front. "We lost a courageous officer DySP Aman Thakur in the operation", he said. "The two killed Pakistani terrorists, Waleed and Numan, as per police records were the top commanders of proscribed terror outfit JeM, who were active in Southern parts of Kashmir valley", the police statement said. Read More »

British PM Theresa May delays Brexit vote to 12 March

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The decision increases the chances that MPs will move next week to delay Brexit beyond March 29, to avoid a potentially disastrous situation where Britain exits with no agreement at all. Shadow Brexit secretary Kier Starmer called the decision " the height of irresponsibility " and " an admission of failure ". May had been expected to put her proposed divorce deal to a vote in the UK's lower chamber House of Commons on Wednesday. Read More »

Trump agrees to keep about 400 United States troops in Syria, official says

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The details of the continuing American presence in Syria have yet to be worked out, but there are indications that the US intends to create a safe zone in the northeast, aimed at protecting the USA -partnered and mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, who have borne the brunt of the fighting against the Islamic State. Read More »

Snow In The Forecast For Cascade Range, Possibly Portland

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After fog, freezing drizzle, and flurries Friday morning, snow will become likely around Denver and along the entire urban corridor after 4 p.m. "High winds, especially in unsheltered areas, will result in whiteout conditions and have the potential for heavy drifting". Read More »

Theresa May Delays Second Meaningful Vote On Her Brexit Deal

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May is in Egypt for an EU-League of Arab States summit, where she is also expected to hold talks with key EU figures, including European Council President Donald Tusk. "As a result of that we won't bring a meaningful vote to parliament this week". However, there have been a number of tensions in the EU-Arab relationship, which hindered the progress in developing stronger ties and solutions for regional and global problems. Read More »

Bangladesh flight in hijack attempt makes emergency landing

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Police surround a Dubai-bound plane after it made an emergency landing at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, Bangladesh , on February 24 2019. The suspect reportedly shot at commandos when they asked him to surrender, an army official told reporters. He also said hijacker had demanded to speak to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina . Read More »

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy

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Whelan could face up to 20 years in prison on espionage charges. A court in Moscow had previously ordered he be detained until February 28. Earlier, the Moscow City Court ruled down the appeal to release him from detention. USA citizen Paul Whelan, 48, who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, is a global security chief at BorgWarner, a Michigan-based automotive components company. Read More »

150 cars gutted after major fire in parking bay at Aero India

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There are no reports of any injuries. The fire in the southern city of Bengaluru was likely started by " dry grass " and was aided by heavy winds, fire official MN Reddi said on Twitter . Forest fires tend to ravage large swathes of Bandipur National Park forest during summer every year. The official informed that the spread of fire was controlled by creating a gap by removing adjacent cars. Read More »

Sen. Dianne Feinstein draws criticism for tone of exchange with children

The Sunrise Movement, a fringe group that tries to intimidate politicians into supporting socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) "Green New Deal", shared a selectively edited video clip of the exchange. She's one congresswoman. Incidentally, she's not typical of the new Democrats who have been elected to the Congress. "That resolution will not pass the Senate, and you can take that back to whoever sent you here and tell them", Feinstein responded after the students insisted the ... Read More »

Labour IS on the brink of backing a second Brexit referendum

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In response to their claim that local Tory associations are being taken over by former UKIP members, Mrs May said: "An open, broad party should always welcome new members and supporters with a range of views, including those who have previously supported other parties". Read More »

Democrats howl after Bernie Sanders refuses to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

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The president just held a rally in Miami on Monday to denounce Maduro and socialism, an appeal to the state's growing block of Venezuelan-American voters. He has demonstrated again that he does not understand this situation", Shalala told Politico . Harlow followed up by asking Meeks whether he believed Sanders shouldn't run in the Democratic party, prompting him to say that Sanders should be a Democrat. Read More »

UK's May to meet European Union leaders at Egypt summit

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May is now scrambling to secure changes to the divorce text she struck with the bloc in November, hoping to win the support of MPs who last month rejected the deal by a massive margin. "I was in Brussels last week ", she said on a flight to Egypt for a summit in Sharm el Sheik. Labour MP Yvette Cooper urged lawmakers to support her cross-party proposal to delay Brexit, saying: "How are businesses, public services and families supposed to plan in this chaos?" "We've run out of road". Read More »

No-deal Brexit would harm UK, Ireland and Europe, Dublin warns

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The question of how to avoid a "hard border" between the North and the Irish Republic is still the last significant stumbling block between negotiators. "We have always said that there is no need for hard border infrastructure and it seems that, even in the face of a no-deal, the Irish government is not legislating for such a hard border", said Wilson. Read More »

Death toll in Bangladesh fire lowered to 67

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The fire broke out Wednesday in a multi-story apartment building, which was also used to store plastics, in Chawkbazar in old Dhaka , the Dhaka Tribune reported. It spread at lightning speed to four nearby blocks, the fire service said. "This type of thing happens, there's a big initiative to move everything out, and then after some time people forget about it and the government is really not interested any more". Read More »

Taoiseach to attend first ever EU-Arab League summit in Egypt

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The summit in the southern Sinai desert is heavily guarded by Egyptian security forces who are fighting a bloody jihadist insurgency a short distance to the north. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered that a number of Egyptian citizens jailed in the kingdom be pardoned and released, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. Read More »

Spanish woman dies after meal at Michelin-starred restaurant

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A 46-year-old woman died Sunday after eating at the restaurant RiFF the previous evening with her husband and 12-year-old son, both of whom also fell ill. RiFF opened in 2001 and was awarded a star by the prestigious Michelin Guide in 2009, according to the restaurant's website . RiFF has been closed "until the causes of what happened are established", the restaurant's founder, German chef Bernd H. Read More »

Body recovered after cargo jet crashes near Houston

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The aircraft departed Miami International Airport with Houston Intercontinental airport as its destination at 11:33 local time, and crashed "shortly before 12:45", according to an FAA statement . Witnesses in Texas said they heard the cargo plane's engines surging and that the craft turned sharply before falling into a nosedive, Hawthorne said. Read More »

Powerful magnitude 7.5 quake strikes southeast of Ecuador

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A 7.5 magnitude natural disaster struck near the border of Ecuador and Peru early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS's initial reading had assessed the quake, which occurred at 5.17 a.m. Pictures on social media show damage to building in Sigsig, Ecuador as the 7.7 magnitude quake was felt in different parts of Peru , as well as Ecuador and Brazil, Peru media reports. Read More »

'Voice of Paris attacks' killed in Syria

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Their fate has become more pressing in recent days as the SDF planned its assault to capture the last remnants of the group's territory, a less than half a square kilometre area in the village of Baghouz. The dead included 14 oil workers and six fighters with the Kurdish-led SDF, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The 2015 attacks killed 130 people and wounded 494. Read More »

Syria: US to leave a 'peacekeeping group' of 200 troops behind

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She said: "A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time ". The announcement follows a phone conversation between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , ahead of meetings between the US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Read More »

North Korea's Kim reported en route to Vietnam summit with Trump

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Earlier, the Vietnamese foreign ministry tweeted that Kim will make an "official friendly visit" to Vietnam "in the coming days". The summit with Trump is scheduled for February 27-28. While Mr Kim wants to leverage his nuclear and missile program for economic and security benefits, there continue to be doubts on whether he's ready to fully deal away an arsenal that he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival. Read More »

Cargo jet with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

Rescuers on the scene of the plane crash in Trinity Bay near Texas . New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide, which operated the plane on Amazon's behalf, said it is cooperating fully with the FAA and the NTSB. A dive team with the Texas Department of Public Safety will be tasked with finding the black box, Hawthorne said. After scouring for hours the plane was finally located in Jack's Pocket at the north end of Trinity Bay. Read More »

No Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri - Army

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He said polls opened two hours late and machines to read voting cards were not working. Buhari in a final address to the nation on Friday vowed that the more than 72 million Nigerians eligible to vote would be able to do so in peace. Mr. Bego explained that Governor Gaidam did not travel to his Bukarti ward near Gaidam town 230 kilometres away from the state capital to cast his vote. Read More »

Indian tea workers killed by bootleg alcohol

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For patients' assistance in their treatment, doctors from Assam Medical College Hospital in the neighbouring Dibrugarh district and Tezpur Medical College in Sonitpur district were rushed to Jorhat and Golaghat. The state government has ordered two separate inquiries into the incident. Authorities said that two persons were detained in connection with the case while two excise department officials were suspended pending inquiry. Read More »

Turpins Plead Guilty In Abuse Case Involving Their 12 Children

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In a recording of the 911 call played in court past year, the girl who escaped said two younger sisters and a brother were chained to their beds and she couldn't take it any longer. The man said he had been tied up with ropes at first and then, after learning how to wriggle free, was restrained with increasingly larger chains on and off over six years. Read More »

Attacks on Kashmiris after Pulwama: SC issues notice to Centre, 10 states

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The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Central government and ten states in a petition highlighting attacks on Kashmiris. The petition prayed the court to direct the Centre to "forthwith take steps to prevent threats, assaults, violent attacks, social boycotts, ostracism, evictions and other coercive acts committed by groups and mobs against Kashmiris and other minorities, particularly in the wake of the Pulawama attack". Read More »

Trump Nominates Kelly Knight Craft To UN Ambassador Role

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President Donald Trump announced Friday evening that he will nominate Kelly Knight Craft , the US ambassador to Canada and a major Republican donor, to be the USA ambassador to the United Nations . She listed hawkish policies to pressure Iran and the Palestinians, and the groundbreaking diplomatic outreach to North Korea. Knight Craft does hail from Kentucky, where she has also been a major GOP donor, or, as one Canadian news publication described it, "Knight Craft is well known among ... Read More »

Clashes at Venezuelan border as Maduro withholds humanitarian aid

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The aim is to take it over the border on Saturday. Both stages were on the opposite sides of the Táchira River, which divides the border between Venezuela and Colombia and runs under the Tienditas bridge, a set of two vehicular bridges with three lanes and a parallel 919-foot-long pedestrian bridge. Read More »

Time's Up CEO resigns after son accused of sexual assault, organization says

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Borders, who previously led the WNBA, became the first leader of the Time's Up organization in October. "All of our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors [of sexual harassment and abuse]". Within 24 hours, she resigned as president and chief executive, according to a statement from the advocacy group. It was set up following multiple accusations in late 2017 of sexual misconduct against actors and filmmakers that were fueled by the #MeToo social media movement, and which ... Read More »

Jacob Rees-Mogg Says He’s AGAINST Revoking Shamima Begum’s Citizenship

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In the letter , Renu Begum says none of the family has had any contact with Shamima, but they have watched her on television "set fire to our nation's emotions". Appealing to the Home Secretary, the family said: "We are sickened by the comments she has made, but, as a family man yourself, we hope you will understand that we, as her family can not simply abandon her". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu strikes deal with hardline parties ahead of Israel elections

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Former IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi will join them, making him the third former IDF chief in the party, in addition to Gantz and to former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon. "There are now, as a result of this unification, two, I would say, legitimate major parties". The announcement on Thursday morning came less than a day after the Jewish Home and National Union parties announced that they would engage in a Netanyahu-brokered technical vote-sharing bloc with the staunch-right Otzma Yehudit Party ... Read More »