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by | March 01, 2017 | 00:42

The Justice Department under the Obama administration actively challenged such laws in Texas and several other states. Attorneys for the department have filed paperwork saying the federal government will no longer support plaintiffs charging that Texas meant to discriminate against minority voters when the state passed its voter ID law in 2011.

by | February 26, 2017 | 01:00

According to The Washington Post , "officials broadly dismissed Trump associates' contacts with Russian Federation as infrequent and inconsequential". A White House official initially claimed that McCabe reached out to them noting that the New York Times story was false, but later backtracked that statement claiming that Priebus did initiate the conversation.

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:41

Emmanuel Nahshon, a spokesperson for the Israeli foreign ministry, denied that the group was banned and said Israeli and Palestinian employees would still be granted work permits, but questioned why visas should be given "to people whose only goal is to besmirch us and to attack us?" according to AFP.

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:39

According to Variety , 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles will follow in former teammate Laurie Hernandez' footsteps by competing on DWTS . However, she couldn't join the series due to conflicts with her schedule. News that she "would really love to do it ( DWTS ) in the spring if that's possible".

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:37

Following the unexpected successes of anti-globalisation forces in 2016, a victory for Ms Le Pen might seem inevitable. This has boosted the Euro, as Macron offers a much more stable outlook for French politics, particularly as, unlike Le Pen, he has no plans to withdraw France from the Eurozone.

by | February 23, 2017 | 00:54

Trump has tasked retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg with filling the role temporarily but is also considering two other retired military leaders to permanently replace Flynn. Yet if there is a line too far, at which point Republicans will feel duty-bound to call for an independent investigation of their president or his administration, Trump hasn't crossed it yet.

by | February 22, 2017 | 00:54

The semi-official Tasnim news agency, considered to be close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of the "smart and advanced" rockets came during an annual three-day manoeuvr which began on Monday in Iran's central desert. He said: "Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realise there's a new president in the Oval Office". Earlier, Tehran's ballistic missile tests caused concerns among their worldwide partners but Iranian foreign minister spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that ...

by | February 21, 2017 | 00:59

Two sources close to PSA said on Thursday that job and plant cuts were part of the tie-up talks, with the two Vauxhall sites in Britain in the front line. A German Economy Ministry spokesman said Berlin was also in contact with the British government and the two countries would not let themselves be played off against each other.

by | February 20, 2017 | 00:58

This 25000-seat Banjul stadium- venue of the inauguration and independence celebration-could not contain everyone that turned out to see the new President take the oath of office. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Barrow on Tuesday, saying: "We are here to help". Various African Heads of State are expected at the ceremony.

by | February 19, 2017 | 00:43

The independent counsel team made its first request to arrest Vice Chairman Lee, which was denied on January 19 by the Seoul court for lack of evidence. Like Lee, Park's confidante Choi was previously arrested and is awaiting trial, as is Samsung Electronics President Park Sang-jin. But scandal engulfed him when the firm's fertiliser unit was caught smuggling artificial sweetener amid allegations he had planned to share the proceeds with corrupt politicians.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:44

In particular, the Post report contradicted then Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who said on CBS News' " Face the Nation " that he was assured by Flynn that sanctions were not discussed when Flynn called Sergey Kislyak in late December.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:44

Editor's Note: Puzder said around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday that he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary, according to The Associated Press. And they say that despite Puzder's plan to divest from his financial holdings if confirmed, he favors business interests over worker protections enforced by the Labor Department.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:24

Kim, who died on the way to a hospital, told medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray , the official said. According to U.S. media, Washington officials said that Kim Jong Nam could be assassinated by Pyongyang's security agents.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:12

He was pronounced dead in hospital just an hour after the incident which happened at 4.15pm, Thames Valley Police said. "R.I.P Kaden love you millions you will always be in our hearts". "After treatment at the scene he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital still in a life-threatening condition". In a statement Topshop , which is owned by the billionaire Sir Philip Green, said: "The Topshop board together with thousands of..." Detective Superintendent Paul Hayles said: "We are ...

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:12

The two-day conference is aimed at bolstering a December 30 cease-fire ahead of the United Nations talks slated to begin February 23 . Disputes over the agenda have helped to torpedo previous rounds of Syria peace talks. Muslit, however, said the opposition had yet to receive an agenda for the upcoming negotiations. The Syrian government said on February 13 it was ready to agree on prisoner swaps with rebel groups.

by | February 15, 2017 | 00:57

Mr Orrock said Lake Oroville had reached 884ft. Crews were working to shore up an emergency overflow channel at the Lake Oroville Dam, using helicopters and heavy construction equipment to place rock and other materials into areas of erosion, the California Department of Water Resources said.

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:50

Previous rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will come with 4K resolution display, and will reportedly feature the the AI-powered virtual assistant Bixby. You can see a leaked photo of the jet black Samsung phone above, but it's unclear at the moment what version of the S8 it is. A tweet of the official logo of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus confirmed that Samsung will be going for "+ instead of "Plus".

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:48

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made his first overseas visit to South Korea and Japan earlier this month . According to footage released by North Korea's state-owned Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, the missile was carried inside a canister mounted on a previously unknown tracked transporter erector launcher, or TEL.

by | February 13, 2017 | 01:04

More than 300 disabled people and bed-bound patients were the first to move out on Saturday morning, at the start of what is being described as the biggest peacetime evacuation in Greece's history. Many people left the area in their cars, but some were bussed to schools and sports halls elsewhere in the city. Colonel Nikos Fanios , an army spokesman, said the device's exterior was too degraded to be able to determine whether it was a German or an Allied bomb.

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:48

Under the proposed far-reaching changes to the executive branch of government, the power to appoint and dismiss government ministers would become the duty of the president rather than the prime minister. The post of prime minister, now held by Erdogan loyalist Binali Yildirim, would be replaced with one or more vice presidents. If the changes pass the referendum, the first of simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections for a five-year term would be held in November 2019.

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:47

But more interesting is the map showing absolute population increases or decreases between 2011 and 2016. That figure was below the national population growth rate of five per cent and the Ontario rate of 4.6 per cent. There were 705,244 residents in the city of Winnipeg in May 2016. Manitoba's growth was part of a larger overall increase in western Canada, where the four western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), "were the only provinces to record population ...

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:07

After Trump signed the executive order pausing all entries to the USA from seven Muslim-majority nations, Trudeau tweeted that Canada welcomed people fleeing persecution, terrorism and war. Trump plans to welcome Trudeau at the White House for a bilateral discussion, making Trudeau the third head of state to meet with Trump, following British Prime Minister Theresa May's January 27 visit and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit on Friday.

by | February 10, 2017 | 02:06

The advance threatens an important ISIL stronghold, whose fall would deepen Turkish influence in an area of northern Syria where it has created a de facto buffer zone. Both sides appeared keen to move on from the incident, as was the case when an off-duty Turkish policeman shot dead Russia's ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov on December 19 in a crime that shocked both countries.

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:44

Farmajo, born in 1962, was prime minister from 2010 to 2011, when he slashed the size of the cabinet and was credited with appointing technocrats. Winning 184 votes over incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's 97 votes, Mohamud conceded defeat and Farmajo was immediately sworn in.

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:52

Of the 21 people killed, nine were women, Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majrooh said. The attacker detonated the vehicle in the parking lot of the court compound, located several blocks from the US Embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul just as employees were leaving.

by | February 08, 2017 | 00:51

While the senator's move is seen as a fracturing of Australia's right wing politics , in Bernardi's case, he clearly wants to lead, not follow. Senator Nick Xenophon, leader of the minor party Nick Xenophon Team, marked the day by bringing a doormat with US President Donald Trump's face and with the message: "Australia: not your doormat".

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:18

Police Major General Pattiwat Yodkwan, the investigator in charge of the case, said Sunday's crash killed 20-year-old Emily Jayne Collie. "A happy, smiling and popular member of the school community, she went out of her way to help, encourage and support others", Mr Torriero said.

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:17

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were part of a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015, according to a report commissioned by Wada and published in December. Anderson said Russian Federation had been presented with a list of demands before it could be allowed to compete again, adding that there had been positive and negative developments in meetings in Moscow last month.

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:18

The two also discussed opportunities to increase investment in research and development and technology, and strengthen partnerships in those areas between the two governments, universities, and businesses. I think other nations should follow soon, certainly responsible nations. A spokesperson for May said during a press briefing on Monday, "We share concerns about that test".

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:17

A total of 3,498 civilians were killed in the conflict and 7,920 were wounded in 2016, a combined increase of 3 percent over the previous year, United Nations investigators said in an annual summary issued on Monday. The report said that the disproportionate rise in child casualties across Afghanistan in 2016 resulted mainly from a 66-per cent increase in casualties from left-over or discarded munitions.

by | February 06, 2017 | 01:11

Trump described the refugee agreement as a "dumb deal" in a tweet. In November, the parties to the deal said the US would prioritize families and children, and that the transfer of refugees would take six months to a year as the refugees underwent vetting, including two rounds of interviews with America's Department of Homeland Security.

by | February 06, 2017 | 01:08

Myanmar, a mostly Buddhist country where Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is de facto leader, has denied nearly all allegations of human rights abuses in northern Rakhine and says a lawful counterinsurgency campaign is under way. However, a Myanmar government spokesperson did not comment, saying that he had not seen the UN's report. An estimated 69,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since the unrest began on October 9.

by | February 04, 2017 | 00:56

The Raptor, like the F-150, is built with aluminum, which saves some weight. When you look back at the 2014 only putting out 434 lb-ft of torque, that increase is a major factor to the overall performance of this off-road beast of a truck. said exporting the trucks to China "enables us to bring a new group of enthusiasts into the Ford family". Chinese consumers are just weeks away from being able to buy a Raptor, the 2017 models of which are being shipped to the country, now the world's ...

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:55

Briles, who was dismissed in the wake of the school's sexual assault scandal, filed the suit in December. "I'm sorry we didn't get this resolved for all the Baylor people, so they could know the truth", Cannon told Waco's KWTX . Briles was sacked last May once an investigation determined Baylor, the nation's largest Baptist university, mishandled reports of sexual misconduct by their football players.

by | February 03, 2017 | 00:52

Around 10,000 protesters surrounded Downing Street on Monday evening calling on the PM to scrap the invitation after the president banned immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. The debate, at Westminster Hall, will also take in a rival petition containing more than 100,000 signatures which backs the new U.S. leader's state visit.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:47

Turns out Bart was hanging out on her shoulders when Glawe thought he started attacking her head. Despite being shocked, Glawe is still full of love for her daredevil pet, using the hashtags #GottaLoveHim #iLOVEhim to show her affection. The fire department responded, but had no luck removing the snake. But then, they do say that reality is stranger than fiction, and in the case of Oregon, US-based Ashley Glawe this is exactly what happened.

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:21

The head of the parliamentary Republicans Party, Christian Jacob, has said that MPs were unanimous in their support for Mr Fillon , 62, and were standing by him. He has vowed to slash 500,000 public sector jobs, cut benefits and increase working time. However, the paper said it was unable to find proof that she had ever actually worked at the National Assembly.

by | January 31, 2017 | 00:55

And in one week, they have built a clear power center in the White House. President Obama's national security advisor Susan Rice tweeted over the weekend that the move was "stone cold insane". As a result it appears he is working hand in hand with Mr. Bannon to "destroy all of today's establishment", i.e. destroy America, a Coup d- Trump. Still, the moves raise questions about whether the role of the DNI, which was created to better coordinate intelligence agencies after the September 11 ...

by | January 29, 2017 | 01:10

Trump said . He said: "The President of Mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting for next week". In a speech on Monday, Pena Nieto had said his government is prepared to negotiate with the U.S. "This is a big opportunity for President Pena, personally, to recuperate his leadership in Mexico", he said. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday once again asserted that Mexicans will not pay for President Donald Trump's border wall between the USA and ...

by | January 28, 2017 | 00:48

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Observers fear such a decision could spark violence and signal the USA is no longer interested in pursuing a two-state solution.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:48

The Dutch government however has taken the war in its stride and is planning to counter Trump's anti-abortion agenda with a global fund to finance access to birth control and abortion in developing countries. Healthcare workers warn that number will rise if women can not access safe terminations. "We must not let this happen", she said. "The lives of some of the most vulnerable women and girls will once again be at risk".

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:49

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Tuesday to the outlines of a plan to reinforce a cease-fire in Syria, establishing the three most significant allies of the protagonists in the conflict as guarantors to a peace process. Two days of talks, which marked the first time in the nearly six-year-long conflict the Western-backed rebel opposition coalition and regime representatives had come face to face for negotiations, ended on Tuesday to mixed reaction from the two camps.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:48

His resignation will have to be approved by the Order's sovereign council. The Vatican , in turn, rejected what it said was an attempt to discredit members of the commission and ordered the leaders of the institution to cooperate with the inquiry.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:45

One of the leading cybercrime investigators at antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab was reportedly arrested in Russian Federation as part of a probe into activities that could represent high treason. "For instance, furnishing the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on a botnet may amount to treason". "It destroys a system that has been 20 years in the making, the system of relations between intelligence agencies and companies like Kaspersky", he told The Associated Press .

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:45

It also said Syrian armed groups that were present in Astana should participate in UN-sponsored conference due to be held in Geneva on February 8. He stressed that Turkey supported dialogue between the Syrian government and armed opposition and expressed appreciation to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for his contribution to the settlement of the Syrian conflict.

by | January 25, 2017 | 11:10

In addition, the route the First Lady and her young son will take is set to change regularly, for security purposes. "There is one First Lady , and she'll do remarkable things". Here we look at the best so far. As for when the first lady and their son will move into the White House, Trump's former transition spokesperson Jason Miller told CNN that time will likely come once Barron is done with this year of schooling.

by | January 24, 2017 | 00:54

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro, right, wait for President Donald Trump to sign three executive orders on Monday, including one reversing the " Mexico City rule" related to abortions in other countries.

by | January 23, 2017 | 01:00

The depth of the quake was put at 154 km. It struck some 47 kms (29 miles) west of Arawa on the north coast of Bougainville Island at a depth of 154 km (96 miles), the USGS reported . Solomons government official George Herming said he was not aware of any major tremors being felt in his country or any tsunami. Earthquakes are common in the region.

by | January 23, 2017 | 01:00

Daniel Koffsky, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, wrote in a memorandum that the White House is exempt from a 1967 law that prevents public officials from appointing relatives to federal agencies they can control, and therefore the law "would not prohibit the contemplated appointment".

by | January 23, 2017 | 01:03

Conway also suggested Todd's insistence on asking why Spicer delivered a demonstrably false statement could affect the White House's treatment of the media. Washington authorities reportedly predicted 800,000 to 900,000 would attend Trump's inauguration Friday, about half of the 2009 crowd. Conway eventually backed off Spicer's adamant claims and inflated crowd estimates .