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Paris mayor fires back at Donald Trump

President Trump and his friend "Jim" may have a little explaining to do. "We have to be smart". On the red carpet with wife Amal in the city to receive an honorary Cesar - France's equivalent of the Oscars - Clooney quipped: "Yes, no one wants to go to Paris any more because it's awful here, apparently". Read More »

Six Nations - Italy lead England 10-5 at half

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It meant this was a real scare for England, which started the defence of its Six Nations title with narrow wins over France and Wales. Italy started positively in their trip to London and were nearly first on the scoreboard before Tommaso Allan shifted his early penalty attempt wide of the left post following Nathan Hughes' illegal move at the breakdown. Read More »

Joel Embiid Out Indefinitely With Knee Injury In Sixers Star's Latest Setback

The only game he's played since was the January 27 nationally televised loss to the Rockets. Ben Simmons has undergone a further procedure on his right foot as the Australian No.1 draft pick tries to make it back to the practice court. The 76ers announced Monday that Joel Embiid will be sidelined indefinitely due to his left knee injury. The third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid sat out the entire 2014 and 2015 seasons while recovering from a broken foot. Read More »

Sweden doesn't recognize 'national security adviser' interviewed on Fox News

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Bildt later denied claiming he was a Swedish security expert, taking a leaf out of Trump's book in blaming Fox. Swedish military and foreign-affairs officials said they have no knowledge of the man, who goes by Nils Bildt . He was also fined $111 (£89), which is recorded as paid. Bildt was convicted of a violent crime, assaulting a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice for threatening an official, and public intoxication in 2014. Read More »

8-Year Old Girl Is Shot And Killed After Traffic Accident

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Police said a white Pontiac Grand Prix was either racing or being chased by another vehicle down West Fuqua Street when the white auto ran a red light. Thomas said she laid her daughter on the ground and that's when she noticed Atkin's jacket was stained with blood. "I thought she was still asleep", Thomas said. Read More »

Iran, Russia agree to jointly produce nuclear fuel

Known as the Joint Commission, the panel oversees the accord and addresses issues arising from its implementation. The agreement that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation reached with Iran in 2015 restricts Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Read More »

UN Syria sanctions vote sought next week; Russian Federation vows veto

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Britain, France and the United States have been seeking sanctions after an investigation by the United Nations and an global chemical weapons watchdog organization determined previous year that the Syrian government was behind at least three attacks involving chlorine gas in the civil-war-ravaged country. Read More »

Al-Bab entirely liberated from Daesh, Manbij, Raqqa next

Many others are said to have been wounded in the attack, which happened at a checkpoint controlled by Turkey-backed rebels in the village of Sousian. Most of those killed were civilians who had gathered to return to the town that had been liberated from ISIS the day before. Read More »

Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly

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Churkin's body was returned to Moscow, where a farewell ceremony will be conducted Friday. Churkin died in a NY hospital on Monday, one day short of his 65th birthday. It was Churkin, as President of the UN Security Council in October, who had announced the selection of Guterres as the next UN chief. His fluent English, fashionable appearance and friendly, sometimes humorous, exchange with lawmakers marked a departure from the tone lawmakers had come to expect from the Soviet Union. Read More »

Blair defends Guantanamo release for 'Isis bomber'

Mr Blair said: "When his release was announced in very measured terms in 2004, pointing out the risks which remained with Guantanamo detainees , .Conservative MPs reacted by strongly criticising not the release, but why it had taken so long". Read More »

JK Rowling's support for Muslim campaign to fix Jewish cemetery triples donations

In response, Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi started an online campaign to raise funds for the cemetery's recovery and to "send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities". At the time of publication, the campaign had raised more than $80,000. In an interview with Israel's Army Radio, Anita Feigenbaum, the cemetery's executive director, said that she does not think that the Jewish cemetery was targeted at random. Read More »

Islamic State bombings kill 2 in eastern Mosul

Consolidating the gains lays the groundwork for the Iraqi troops' next stage of the operation: entering Mosul's more urban neighbourhoods with old and narrow streets, a densely built-up area with a population of up to 750,000 people. The commander overseeing the US -led anti-ISIS coalition, Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said Monday that USA forces are fighting closer to the front lines under authorities granted during the Barack Obama administration. Read More »

China suspends all coal imports from North Korea

THAAD , which South Korea agreed in 2016 to be deployed on its territory by the end of 2017 with the stated aim of countering threats from North Korea, serves as one of the main irritants in Beijing-Seoul ties. Moreover, China's willingness to use sticks has often been transient. Coal is North Korea's largest export item, and also China's greatest point of leverage over the regime. Read More »

US Homeland Security Directives Outline Aggressive Immigration Enforcement

The US Department of Homeland Security issued two new memos that flesh out how it will carry out US president Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration . The current memos are still considered draft documents, and need to be reviewed by the White House Counsel's Office before they will go into effect. Under the Obama administration, this policy was used for immigrants who'd been in the country for less than two weeks and who'd been caught within 100 miles of the border. Read More »

Islamic State fires more rockets Into southern Israel from Egypt

An ISIS rocket previously fired at Israel. "Forces are searching the area", the statement read. They were reportedly planning to launch missiles. On 9 February, a volley of rockets from Sinai targeted the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat, with three intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system and the fourth exploding outside of the city. Read More »

Greek Bailout Deal Delayed for Months as Deadline Missed Again

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Once there, discussions will commence on the exact nature of the reforms Greece will have to undertake in order to get its hands on more bailout money. The talks now appear set to continue during election campaigns in the Netherlands and France, which euro zone officials have said may make a final deal more hard. Read More »

Auto bomb kills child, injures 15 in southeast Turkey

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The suspect is between 18 and 20 years old, the governor said. No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet, but Ankara usually blames militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for similar bombings in the country's southeastern regions. Read More »

Powerful storm Brings Flooding to California

Rain will fall on the Southland from tonight through Saturday morning, including unusually heavy rainfall on Friday as a result of the region's most powerful storm so far this season, forecasters said, warning of flash flooding and cascades of mud and debris down slopes stripped bare in wildfires. Read More »

Trump promises 'a lot of love' to counter anti-Semitism

No. 2, racism. The least racist person. "[Turx] said he was going to ask a straightforward question ", Trump harumphed. "I mean, the President went out of his way to recognise the Holocaust and the suffering that went through it and the people that were affected by it and the loss of life and to make sure that America never forgets what so many people went through, whether they were Jews or Gypsies, gays, disability, priests", he said. Read More »

Meeting in Astana Seeks Mechanism to Regulate Truce in Syria

Jihad Makdissi, a representative of the Cairo Group of political opposition, told TASS his group will not participate as part of the HNC delegation. The regional brokers met separately for talks with regime and rebel delegates on Thursday in the Kazakh capital Astana . Read More »

Kenyan private doctors to strike after colleagues jailed

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While delivering the ruling, Justice Hellen Wasilwa said the doctors' application has no merit. The 5,000-member doctors' union wants the government to implement a deal agreed in 2013 to raise basic salaries by 150 to 180 percent, review working conditions, job structures and criteria for promotions, and address under-staffing in state hospitals. Read More »

Trump vows to 'very strongly' respond to North Korea

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was sacked from around Banghyon, North Pyongan Province, which is where South Korean officials have said the North test-launched its powerful midrange Musudan missile on October 15 and 20. Read More »

Tour bus crashes in Taiwan, at least 32 dead

Taiwan News cited a preliminary investigation by highway police as saying that the group was on its way back to Taipei follow a trip to the Wuling Farm to view the cherry blossom. Of 44 people on the bus, 30 were pronounced dead at the scene and two died in hospital, the fire department said, adding that 12 people were still being treated in hospitals around Taipei, the capital. Read More »

European Union leader: USA 'committed' to Iran nuclear deal

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This is a new era for US relations with the European Union. "I was reassured by what I heard in my meetings on the intention to stick to the full and strict implementation of the agreement in all its part", Mogherini told France 24. Trump has said the deal is awful, and Flynn put Iran "on notice" last week for test-firing a ballistic missile, raising the prospect of spiking tensions between Iran and the United States. Read More »

Turkish troops, Syria rebels enter IS-held town of Al-Bab

He said there had been a communications failure, adding: "There should not have been Turkish soldiers within the limits of these coordinates". Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield was launched on August 24, 2017 with the aim of ridding its borders of the presence of terrorist groups including Daesh and the YPG, a Syrian-offshoot of the PKK, which the United States and Ankara designate as a terrorist group. Read More »

Phoenix mayor calls deportation of undocumented woman a 'travesty'

A total of seven protesters were arrested , Phoenix police said on social network Twitter . The role of President Trump's executive order tightening enforcement of illegal immigration laws is another point of contention. In a statement , ICE said Rayos' removal was finalized by the Department of Justice in May 2013. "Her only crime was to work here so she could support us". Read More »

Brazil accuses Canada of unfairly supporting Bombardier — WTO

The province of Quebec, where Bombardier is based, injected $1 billion into the company's CSeries program a year ago. Last year, Bombardier scored an order from Delta Air Lines Inc DAL.N for 75 CSeries jets, worth some $5.6 billion at list prices, beating out Embraer's competing E-Jets with below break-even prices, according to the Brazilians. Read More »