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Newsweek Editors Fired, Staff in Turmoil

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Katz said on Twitter Monday that she was "looking for a job " as she thanked "the courageous Newsweek editors and colleagues who supported and shared in my work - especially our recent, hard stories about the magazine itself - before my dismissal today". Read More »

Opposition phases walkout of Lok Sabha after PM Modi's handle

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He said the people of Telangana were suffering because of the hurried division of Andhra Pradesh by Congress, which took only politics into consideration during the deed. "India's middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure". Reaching out to middle class, which opposition said was not benefitted from the Union Budget, he said lies were being spread to create a sense of disappointment among them. Read More »

Chelsea, here is what Courtois had to say about Antonio Conte

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Despite the pressure intensifying on Conte, Azpilicueta backed Chelsea to refocus ahead of a Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona , the first leg of which is at Stamford Bridge on February 20. Carragher believes that Conte might not even survive at the club till the end of the current campaign, with the way that things have been going in recent times. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce reveals he's expecting a baby with former staff member

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The Daily Telegraph newspaper ran a front page photo of Mr Joyce's pregnant former press secretary today in a story detailing his new relationship. "I don't think there are any punters out there who are saying "I wish I did not know this story" this morning", she said. L to R: Wife Natalie and daughters Odette 2, Brigette 9, Julia 7 and Caroline 5 (AAP). Read More »

Mattis: New Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Is a Bargaining Chip

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Mattis in particular was keen on the establishment of new sea-launched nuclear cruise missiles in his comments, insisting those in particular would give the USA great leverage over the Russians, and that the United States could force the Russians to make all sorts of concessions in return for not developing such weapons. Read More »

Saudi national cultural festival honours India

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The deal is being driven by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who is keen to bring technology expertise to the Kingdom. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj mesmerised members of Indian diaspora with a powerful speech at a reception in Riyadh , the capital of Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Modi's estranged wife injured after truck hits her auto on Rajasthan highway

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The report further informs that there were 7 people in the vehicle where one of them, Basant Bhai, died on the spot. The accident happened on Wednesday morning. Police said a case has been filed against the driver of the truck. Rash driving, speeding, overloading and not following traffic rules are some of the major causes of accidents in India. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning: "Up To 5" Now Forecast For Wednesday

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An area of low pressure will quickly sweep across Iowa into IL during the day Monday , spreading a swath of accumulating snow across the entire area. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain predicted to begin around 3 a.m. will last into the afternoon. Wind chills of 10 below to 22 below zero are possible later Sunday night into Monday morning. Read More »

Jordan Peele Will 'Seriously Consider' Making a Get Out Sequel

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Get Out was released by Blumhouse Productions, so it was probably only a matter of time before the subject of a potential sequel was broached. A Get Out sequel would have plenty of space to play in if Peele ever commits to doing one - though he added, "I would have to have a story that I feel would take it up a notch". Read More »

ANC leadership can not agree on whether President Zuma should resign

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Parliamentary officials met Zuma to propose that the speech be postponed to establish "a much more conducive political atmosphere in parliament" and learned he was already writing to parliament to suggest the same thing, Mbete said. This flew in the face of party treasurer Paul Mashatile, who insisted that Zuma should resign. Ramaphosa, who will run for South Africa's presidency in the upcoming elections, has spoken consistently on the need to stamp out corruption. Read More »

Supreme Court Rejection Means PA Must Redraw Congressional Maps

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Yet Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have denied the GOP's request entirely, according to the order. It comes a week before the filing period opens for candidates seeking a General Assembly seat. Outside of those districts, district lines drawn by the legislature will be used. The letter comes the day after the Supreme Court of the United States refused state GOP lawmakers' request to block the January 22 order that new congressional maps be drawn this year - ahead ... Read More »

QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Stake Lowered by Synovus Financial Corp

Parnassus Investments CA now owns 7,809,000 shares of the wireless technology company's stock valued at $404,819,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000,000 shares in the last quarter. Northland Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $75.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Northland Capital given on Thursday, February 1. Read More »

Merkel ready for 'painful compromises' to seal government deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that her conservatives faced tough negotiations with the Social Democrats (SPD) as they strive to form a ruling coalition, and it was unclear when they would be able to wrap up the talks. SPD has been with Merkel in the government in the past so it is suffice to say that this is a tried and tested union. The conservatives and SPD had set themselves a Sunday deadline to agree on renewing the "grand coalition" that has governed since 2013 but ... Read More »

Polish President Will Sign Holocaust Law

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Nevertheless, Duda already signed the bill into law, and it would take effect within the next two weeks, before the tribunal would be able to issue any clarifications. "However, many Polish people all over the country chased, informed or actively took part in the murder of over 200,000 Jews during and after the Holocaust ", Bennett added. Read More »

What happened? Super Bowl broadcast goes to black during second quarter break

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According to the Sun Sentinel , the Florida Atlantic University marching band was present to perform "Hail to the Chief", "Boogie Wonderland" and "Shut Up and Dance". Meanwhile, NBC's post-game airing of a Very Special Episode of "This Is Us" is likely to have been watched by anywhere between 25 million and 28 million viewers. Read More »

Lithuanian officials: Russian Federation permanently stationing Iskander in Kaliningrad

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A 9K720 Iskander-M launches a cruise missile in Russia's Leningrad region during the Zapad-2017 joint Russian and Belarusian military exercise, September 18, 2017. "North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is alert, we understand the capability, but we also understand that the Russians have been moving equipment in and out of Kaliningrad for a long time", the official added. Read More »

What you need to know about BC's new recreational marijuana rules

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The province announced that it was creating a 90-day driving prohibition for drug-affected driving, and will have a zero-tolerance cannabis policy for people learning to drive. Someone with a criminal record is not excluded from operating a marijuana store but someone with ties to organized crime is. Nova Scotia is the only province that has chose to sell cannabis alongside alcohol in government-run stores. Read More »

Senate Leadership Close to Long-Term Budget Deal

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They met Tuesday morning in an effort to bring the talks toward closure. "We are closer to an agreement than we have ever been", Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, said , referring to the negotiations over raising the spending caps. Read More »

U.S. could lift aid suspension if Pakistan takes steps - State Dept.

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Islamabad and Kabul have also agreed to kick off meetings of their working groups in order to resolve key issues between the two neighbours. The Leahy Law is created to prevent the USA military from aiding countries that are known to commit "gross violations of human rights", but the Pentagon uses the "notwithstanding" clause in the law to get around it by not reporting it, according to the SIGAR report. Read More »

Palestinian martyred in alleged knife attack in W. Bank

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The Israeli forces had apparently entered the city to search for a Palestinian who stabbed and killed an Israeli man near the major West Bank settlement of Ariel on Monday. Israel's Shin Bet domestic security agency said that "during the attempted arrest, the terrorist came out of a building where he was hiding armed". Read More »

More reaction to the GOP memo release

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Despite the fact that Rep. Devin Nunes , chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation past year, he recently drafted an unsubstantiated memo attempting to smear the reputations of several people involved with Mueller's investigation into Trump's campaign team. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi alleges 'scam' in Rafale deal

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Leading from the front, Rahul claimed that Modi had "personally got the deal done" during his official visit to Paris. The entire India knows it. "The defence minister is saying that she will not inform India… about the money spent on buying those aircraft". Read More »

Trump calls for government shutdown over immigration policy

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The government's funding authority would lapse for the second time in two months if Congress can not pass a spending bill by the end of Thursday . Democrats' refusal to accept a long-term spending deal without a DACA fix briefly led to a shutdown in January, before both chambers agreed to a temporary stopgap spending measure to keep government open while immigration negotiations resumed. Read More »

Rs 519 crore for MUTP III, terminus at Parel

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Out of a provision of Rs 5,102 crore in 2017-18, only Rs 2,600 crore has been spent so far. Money has also been kept separately for installing CCTV coaches in local trains and other important works like raising platform height, cover, etc. The only solace of the State is the nod for the third railway line from Ernakulam to Shoranur at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,518 crore. Funds have been sanctioned for key infrastructure projects like doubling and electrification. Read More »

Water Security Expert Available on Cape Town's Water Crisis

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AFRICAN cities need to better plan and invest in water infrastructure, global accounting firm Deloitte says, as Cape Town counts down to dry taps from severe drought . "Cape Town is using about 500 million litres of water per day... so it's more or less 20 days of water", Groenewald said. "We are not there yet", Neilson said. Read More »

Kenyan police arrest lawyer who attended mock inauguration

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The United Nations has criticised the government of Kenya for keeping three independent television stations off the air, despite a court ruling ordering the state to lift the suspension. "Unfortunately, some media houses chose to disregard this advice ... the government took a decision to shut down the concerned media houses", the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Send troops to Maldives, India urged

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A political crisis in the Maldives has taken a new turn after three judges at the country's top court reversed a landmark ruling to release nine opposition politicians. The others named in the order included former prosecutor general Muhthaz Muhsin, magistrate Ahmed Nihan and Adheeb's brother in law Hamid Ismail. "We must remove him from power. Read More »

North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

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A North Korean orchestra scheduled to perform in South Korea during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games has arrived in the South. The upcoming Olympics , which are the 23rd Winter Games, will take place in South Korea's PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018. Read More »

Sensitive government documents found in back pocket of commercial airplane seat

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Officials conducted such exercises in July and November, as part of the Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch program, according to CNN . The documents, CNN said, included an analysis of the exercises, created to evaluate the ability of local and federal public health and law enforcement to coordinate a response if a biological attack took place in Minneapolis on Super Bowl Sunday. Read More »

IL gubernatorial candidate unleashes hateful ad attacking trans people

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Bruce Rauner featuring actors portraying a transgender woman and a woman flaunting a free abortion as an "accurate representation" of policies her rival has endorsed. At the City Club , Ives reinforced the clear choice between her and Rauner, whom she actually supported in 2014 when he first ran: "I am a cultural conservative". Read More »

Carter Page says he's never met Trump

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He is a former adviser to the Trump campaign, but his role has been minimized by those that worked on the campaign. "The math on that... the 19 percent had a market value of about 11 billion dollars, so if you think I am going to get paid off some way... Read More »

New Trump Decision: Whether to Release Democrats' Memo

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Now at least three Republicans say they will vote in support of publicly releasing the Democratic document at the Monday meeting, enough to send the matter to the White House. But it is law enforcements job to determine the veracity of allegations, and Democratic members of Congress say the dossier was only a small factor in the effort to obtain FISA warrants to surveil Page. Read More »

Trudeau Actually Corrects Woman To Say 'Peoplekind' Instead Of 'Mankind'

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Trudeau of "mansplaining" and making up words ". Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has won hearts with his inclusive approach yet again. "So we'd like you to." the woman said before being interrupted by the Prime Minister. It's perfectly acceptable to use "mankind", although I usually use "humankind" or "humanity". According to the website Squawker, the young woman was from the World Mission Society Church of God, "a restorationist sect of Christianity established in South Korea in the late ... Read More »

House passes Speier bill to crack down on sexual harassment in Congress

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Reps. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Ruben Kihuen , D-Nev., both announced late previous year they wouldn't seek re-election: Kihuen after he was accused by two women of inappropriate sexual behavior as a state lawmaker and on the campaign trail, and Farenthold after renewed criticism over his use of taxpayer funds to settle a harassment claim. Read More »

US House panel votes to release Democrat rebuttal to disputed memo

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Rather, it dramatizes the fragmented agenda of the committee, which is supposed to be analyzing the results of a Justice Department investigation into collusion with the Russians by the Trump election campaign and obstruction of justice. "Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information". The memo alleged that then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee that no surveillance warrant would have been sought for a Trump campaign ... Read More »

Community Health Center 'Funding Cliff' Hurts Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

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The lawmakers said failure to extend the Community Health Center Fund could result in the closure of an estimated 2,800 sites, the loss of 50,000 jobs and approximately 9 million people losing access to health care. The Pioneer Press is a Forum News Service media partner . While federal funding expired last September, some temporary financial support runs out at the end of March. Read More »

House intelligence panel to take up Democratic memo

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Schiff responded in kind, tweeting: "Mr. President, I see you've had a busy morning of " Executive Time ". Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway, a leader of the panel's Russian Federation probe, said after the vote that parts of the document should not be released. Read More »

Trump ordered Pentagon to plan military parade in Washington

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The Washington Post first reported Trump told top Pentagon brass last month he wants a military parade . Discussions for the parade is still in the brainstorming phase, but military officials are unclear on how to pay for shipping equipment and hardware to D.C., which could run into the millions. Read More »

Philippines wants foreign research ships out of its waters

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He said the president's order stemmed from a statement from a "low-level diplomat of another country" who said the area does not belong to any country. He said the area was exclusive to the Philippines, although the country would subscribe to global convention that everyone was entitled to freedom of navigation. Read More »

Pres. Trump says 'shutdown' over immigration

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However, they eventually approved a short-term bill funding the government through February 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to work on an immigration deal. As the Washington Post noted this week, the bill now before the House would boost funding for the military but leave other departments and agencies " running on fumes until March". Read More »

Super Bowl 52: Quarterback controversy brewing with Eagles?

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Football fans react as they watch Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at the city's oldest tavern, McGillin's Olde Ale House in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, U.S. On Sunday, the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis. In the first quarter, Brady found Danny Amendola on a play when he had no business of being able to whip the ball downfield. Read More »

Sole surviving Bataclan suspect goes on trial in Brussels

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On Monday, Ayari told the court he had fought for the Islamic State in Syria . Anti-terrorist judges and police were hoping the trial today would shed light on the way groups like Isis operate in Europe, but Abdeslam is adamant that he will not cooperate. Read More »

Democratic senator says President Trump complicating immigration talks

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The House version already has 27 Republican co-sponsors, Coons noted. He also says Trump won't ask Congress for a short-term extension of that program. Trump has said any immigration deal must include billions of dollars to build the border wall. CHC proponents are seeking a two-year funding extension, including $3.6 billion to fund the facilities for the rest of the year. Read More »

Further losses predict on Wall Street

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And how much has FTSE 100 and Dow Jones lost? The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,175.21 points (4.6 percent) to 24,345.75, the S&P 500 lost 113.19 points (4.10 percent) to 2,648.94, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 273.42 points (3.78 percent) to 6,967.53. Read More »

S.Africa's Zuma holds talks with successor as exit looms

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Zuma's tenure officially runs until mid-2019. But Mbete was quick to dismiss the requests saying Sona would be held next week Thursday as planned and that there would be no special sitting of Parliament ahead of Sona. His second five-year term is set to expire next year. Party leader Mmusi Maimane said Zuma should be prosecuted for alleged corruption, amid speculation that the president might seek an immunity deal in exchange for his resignation. Read More »