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Sarkozy to appeal decision to send him for trial

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Investigators suspect [ L'Express report, in French] Sarkozy exceeded that amount by €23 million on big-production, theatrical rallies. One of two magistrates handling the case ordered the trial on the charge that Sarkozy spent way more than he was entitled to, despite warnings from his accountants. Read More »

UK's May to reiterate settlements breach of trust to Netanyahu

Departing for London on Sunday, Netanyahu stressed that the danger of Iran, which recently conducted ballistic missile test firings in violation of us sanctions, would be at the forefront of his discussion with May. During remarks in London prior to his meeting with May , Netanyahu said Israel faces challenges from "militant Islam" and from Iran. Israel's supreme court occasionally orders the government to demolish Jewish settlements if they were built illegally. Read More »

Kim Jong Un fires spy chief, instead of killing him

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The Yonhap cited officials as saying the investigation against Kim is underway and a proper punishment will be decided after the probe. Among those killed was his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who was once considered the second most powerful man in North Korea. Read More »

Milo Yiannopoulos says he's coming back to Berkeley

Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, was escorted by police from the campus as a relatively small group among the 1500 protesters smashed windows and set fires and the campus was put on lockdown. UC Berkeley, one of the top public universities in the United States, is the home of the 1960s "Free Speech Movement" that helped launch the era's student protests against the Vietnam War. Read More »

Tiger Woods Is Fucked Up Again, Withdraws From Tournament

The victor of 14 major events is suffering from back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77. Fox is one under overall, and eight shots off the pace set by South African George Coetzee , who leads Spain's Sergio Garcia by one stroke, nearly halfway through Coetzee's second round. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Airs Out Giuseppe Zanotti For 'Racism And Disrespect'

On her Twitter , Minaj claims that Zanotti's public relations team "won't take our call". Ms. Minaj feels Zanotti has mistreated her and has subjected her to racism. Meek Mill's ex-girflriend further suggested that if fans go to Google, you can see the series of shoes and collections " named after me". Minaj's fans have also taken to Giuseppe Zanotti's Instagram page, flooding the comments with the #GiuseppeWhatsGood hashtag. Read More »

Affordable Care Act Repeal Could Put Tribal Healthcare at Risk

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Repealing the ACA without a suitable replacement would significantly damage the health of our people and the wellbeing of Northwest Louisiana's health-care industry. Subsidies, paid to lower-income people, are therefore needed to allow lower-income people to pay the premiums for mandated insurance coverage. The protections also include pre-existing conditions as a reason to deny coverage. Read More »

United Nations presses Myanmar to probe atrocities against Rohingya

Human Rights Office free access to Rakhine's worst areas. A United Nations human rights research team wrote the report after interviewing hundreds of Rohingya who Myanmar security forces drove to neighboring Bangladesh. "See what we can do?" "The devastating cruelty to which these Rohingya children have been subjected is unbearable - what kind of hatred could make a man stab a baby crying out for his mother's milk", High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a ... Read More »

US Employers Add 227000 Jobs; Trump Applauds Numbers

The White House said the new jobs added to the USA economy in January were because of President Donald J. Trump. Today's report stands in contrast to the numbers throughout much of 2016. "This report suggests both ongoing strength in the jobs market and elevated confidence among employers about future business prospects". Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.8%. Read More »

In Asia, Mattis vows joint stance against N. Korean nuclear threat

Arriving in a Boeing E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post, more commonly known as the "Doomsday Plane" because it was created to enable Washington's highest-level military officials to stay in command during a nuclear crisis, Mattis kicked off a two-day trip in Yongsan District, central Seoul, at the headquarters of the US military forces in South Korea . Read More »

Here's How Your Senator Voted on Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

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With a greeting of "Hi, I'm the new guy", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson showed up for his new job: applying diplomacy to an inbox full of undiplomatic broadsides from President Donald Trump. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday made the move to sidestep Democrats by suspending committee rules on the number of members required to vote. Read More »

ME senator hits White House Holocaust statement

When reminded that even the Republican Jewish Coalition criticized the president for the Judenrein Holocaust statement, Spicer lashed out. "Of course there were many victims who were non-Jews". It a major influence on my writing about denialism because Lipstadt systematically exposes the tactics deniers used to subvert legitimate scholarship and scientific fact, which, it turns out, are pretty universal to denialist movements. Read More »

SP buckling under its alliance with Congress for UP polls

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Shivpal said that he will campaign for candidates who were denied party tickets by Akhilesh Yadav , according to media reports. He could now contest the elections as Independent or any smaller party symbol. A large section of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav supporters have chose to campaign against candidates fielded by the chief minister in Yadav bastions of Etawah and Mainpuri. Read More »

Pomsel, former secretary of Nazi propagandist, dies at 106

Pomsel sparkled on camera in her lucidity. "I wouldn't see myself as being guilty", she said. She reportedly lost a Jewish friend in the Holocaust. In the documentary, Pomsel shared her recollection of Goebbels as "a big pig" and a "ranting dwarf". Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte suspends Philippines' war on drugs

The campaign, which also includes officers going house to house in search of drug suspects, has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people, according to a police report cited by the Manila-based news website Rappler. Duterte won the presidential elections largely on a law-and-order platform headlined by a vow to eliminate the illegal drug trade in three to six months. Read More »

Radical French Socialist Hamon wins second-round presidential primary

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Both candidates had stated that they would call on their supporters to vote for the primary's victor when presidential election comes. A new chapter opened in France's closely contested presidential election campaign on Sunday as Socialists voted to choose their champion and conservatives fought to keep their scandal-hit campaign on track. Read More »

President Trump Orders 30-Day Review of Strategy to Fight ISIS

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We're going to have to do something extremely tough over there. The hourlong discussion centered on Islamic State, but also involved the range of worldwide challenges the USA military faces in the years ahead. "We do want peace". Trump had said he would offset the military buildup by eliminating federal waste, fraud and abuse, which politicians have cited for decades as a way to cut spending but that has routinely either been rejected or fallen far short of the goals. Read More »

Theresa May 'to discuss trade' with President Erdogan on Turkey visit

Mrs May held three hours of talks with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan after travelling to Ankara from a meeting with the new U.S. president Donald Trump in Washington. She added that "it marks the start of a new and deeper trading relationship with Turkey". Mrs May had come under pressure to raise human rights issues with the Turkish president, who has imposed a state of emergency involving waves of arrests, the closure of numerous media outlets and the removal of thousands of public ... Read More »

Adama Barrow faces test as he returns to The Gambia

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Residents in the capital said Barrow's arrival would mark the beginning of the healing process after divisions created by Jammeh's regime. After taking oath of office in Senegal , Barrow remained in the neighbouring country as former president Yahya Jammeh had refused to step down after being defeated in polls in December 2016. Read More »

Lunar New Year celebrations light up the sky across the world

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A survey conducted by United Overseas Bank (UOB) showed that three quarters of Chinese people plan to give out their "red envelope" through their smartphones during the Spring Festival holidays, China Youth Daily reported. Eventually villagers discovered that Nian was afraid of loud noises, fire, and the color red - so red became a symbol of good luck. He said this is how a real Chinese man serves his family highlighting their Chinese values and the responsibilities accorded to each member ... Read More »

GOP, Trump gather to debate healthcare, taxes on 2017 agenda

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APPHOTO PAMR103: Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also will attend the retreat Thursday. "Out in the business community, he likes things done fast, and he's going to continue to push them". Read More »

Knights of Malta head quits after row over condom programme

Boeselager had been the Knights' health minister when its charity, Malteser International, was found to have been involved in programs that distributed thousands of condoms to poor people in Myanmar. The Vatican rejected what the order said was an attempt to discredit members of the commission and ordered the leaders of the institution to cooperate with the inquiry. Read More »

Russian Federation and USA warplanes strike Syria in first ever JOINT attack

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Negotiations between Washington and Moscow on potential cooperation in the air war against the Islamic State terror group in Syria began in September. -Russian military coordination in the war against the Islamic State in Syria could open the door to such coordination in the future. But Donald Trump, inaugurated as US president on Friday, has vowed to improve US-Russia relations and align himself more closely with Putin, often lavishing praise on the Russian president. Read More »

Hamon, Valls qualify to France's Left primary run-off

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With the field now whittled down from seven candidates to two and Valls and Hamon set to meet mid-week for what could be a testy televised debate, the final outcome was hard to predict. Ex-economy minister Arnaud Montebourg is out of the race with 18.78 percent of the vote. President Francois Hollande declined to seek re-election, fearing his record-low popularity would hurt the Socialists' chances of keeping the presidency. Read More »

Theresa May will not last long as prime minister — GEORGE SOROS

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Soros was a supporter of Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton , during the 2016 USA presidential election, pouring millions of dollars into her campaign. While the stock-market rally has stalled, the S&P 500 SPX, -0.36% remains up around 6% since November 8, marking the strongest election-to-inauguration run since Democrat Bill Clinton was re-elected in 1996. Read More »