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World News Freedom House: Bulgaria is a Free Country, but the Media - Not Quite
Author: 0 Freedom House: Bulgaria is a Free Country, but the Media - Not Quite

The annual Freedom in the World report, produced by the US NGO Freedom House , has classified Turkey as "not free" for the first time since the report series began in 1999. Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties, with only 35 registering gains. According to him political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017 and democracy is in crisis.

World News Pope Francis Threatened With Bombing Ahead Of Chile Visit
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I am really afraid of this. "One accident is enough to precipitate things", he replied. Preparations for Pope Francis' visit to Chile Jan. 15-18 were overshadowed by continuing controversy over the pope's decision in 2015 to give a diocese to a bishop accused of turning a blind eye to the abuse perpetrated by a notorious priest.

World News Roger Federer charges into second round
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Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka stuck to business, returning from long injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. It has also been claimed the idea of a boycott of next year's Australian Open was mooted if the players' demands were not met. Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe were all eliminated on Monday.

World News Thibaut Courtois hits back at Chelsea fans:
Author: 0 Thibaut Courtois hits back at Chelsea fans: "It doesn't help"

The Chelsea boss opted to bring both of the midfielders off in the 58th minute at Stamford Bridge as the Blues pressed for a victor against the Foxes. In a way that makes sense, but it's quite frustrating as Barkley had been expected to make his debut in this game. "A lot of time defenders have had chances to score but didn't take them".

World News 3.2 million more Americans are without health insurance since Trump took office
Author: 0 3.2 million more Americans are without health insurance since Trump took office

This isn't too surprising because people of color saw greater gains in coverage than white residents under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - although they're still more likely to be uninsured. "Further, media coverage of the policies to repeal and replace the healthcare law may have caused some consumers to question whether the government would enforce the penalty for not having insurance" Gallup-Sharecare said.

World News Three-fourths of global terrorists in USA were foreign born, says report
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Nielsen: "I did not hear that word used. I don't dispute that the president was using tough language", she said. "His "strong words" repeated exactly the words used by the president, which you can not remember", Durbin said. "There were a lot of cross conversations". The report , which will be renewed every 180 days, did not spell out immigration details of every one of the 549 convicted individuals, but the official said majority came from Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq and Syria.

World News India withdraws Haj subsidy to pilgrims
Author: 0 India withdraws Haj subsidy to pilgrims

In an expected move, the BJP government on Tuesday (January 16) announced the scrapping of Haj subsidy given to pilgrims to the holy site of the two holy mosques in Saudi Arabia . He also said that in 2016, the Culture ministry of the Modi government had provided Rs 100 crore for the Simastha Maha Kumbh of Madhya Pradesh whereas the State government spent Rs 3,400 crore on the same event.

World News Bengal business summit a waste of public money: WBPCC chief
Author: 0 Bengal business summit a waste of public money: WBPCC chief

Ambani, who was speaking at the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town, said Reliance has already invested over Rs 15,000 crore in Bengal in last two years and said West Bengal is becoming "Best Bengal" under the leadership of chief minister Mamata Banerjee .

World News North Korea Mocks Trump's 'Nuclear Button' Boast
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In the transcript , released last Thursday, Trump brags about having a "very good relationship" with Kim despite his past insults of the North Korean leader, calling himself a "very flexible person" who can build rapport with someone "all of a sudden".

World News Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals
Author: 0 Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals

He was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration reform, BBC reported on Monday. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems". Trump wrote , "I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters".

World News Hope Hicks to Go Before Committee in Russia Probe
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is expected to testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. and Russian officials. Bannon, a champion of Trump's "America First" agenda, was sacked by the White House in August and returned to the right-wing news website Breitbart News.

World News India inches closer to quarters after thrashing PNG
Author: 0 India inches closer to quarters after thrashing PNG

With Anukul Roy scalping his career-best figures-grabbing five wickets-PNG was was bundled out for 64. Chasing just 65 to win, India knocked off the required runs easily as Prithvi Shaw ended with an unbeaten 57 from just 39 balls. Sam then became the next victim of Roy, while Leke Morea survived for three balls before being sent packing by Nagarkoti in the next over as they slumped to 62 for 7.

World News Africans in Diaspora to protest against Trump for Racist Remarks
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Leaders, commentators, pundits and university bosses across the Caribbean have been united this weekend in their condemnation of the alleged insults made by US President Donald Trump about the Haitian people and some African countries, which he had labeled as sh**-holes during a meeting last week .

World News Jorge Garcia Deported to Mexico After 30 Years in US
Author: 0 Jorge Garcia Deported to Mexico After 30 Years in US

She said their family got some bad legal help and it set them back, and they've continued to check in and apply for extensions and work to find "a path". "That's when the tears just started flowing, because we knew that was going to be it". Garcia's exit drew many supporters and volunteers with the advocacy group some toting signs that read " Stop separating families ".

World News Abe seeking to strengthen Western Balkan ties
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A delegation representing more than 30 Japanese companies is travelling with him. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Bulgarian media that it is necessary to maximize the pressure on North Korea . With visas in hand, Jews took a gruelling two-week railway trip across Russian Federation to Vladivostok in the far east and then travelled by boat to Japan.

World News Denmark charges inventor with murdering journalist Kim wall on submarine
Author: 0 Denmark charges inventor with murdering journalist Kim wall on submarine

Her dismembered torso was found on a southern Copenhagen coast in late August and her head, legs and clothes were discovered in bags at sea in October. Police were not able to determine precisely how Wall died, but the indictment states they believe Madsen either cut Wall's throat or strangled her on board the submarine.

World News Padmaavat Won't be Released in These States on Jan 25
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Vij told ANI: "CM earlier said we will take a decision after censor board passes it". Health Minister Anil Vij said that Padmavati is the symbol of Indian women's pride and her character assassination will not be tolerated. Industry and Commerce Minister in the Khattar cabinet, Vipul Goel had also expressed concerns over the film. The CBFC had given clearance to Padmaavat (earlier Padmavati ) last month, after a change of name and deleting a few scenes.

World News Luis Suarez nets brace in Barcelona win
Author: 0 Luis Suarez nets brace in Barcelona win

The result saw the Catalan side move even further clear at the top of the league table and a huge 19 points ahead of Real Madrid , who linger down in fourth place. The spotlight on Sunday though, will be on Ousmane Dembele , who has completed his recovery from a hamstring injury and is set to start on Sunday on the right wing once again.

World News US Warned Kushner That Wendi Murdoch May Be Boosting Chinese Gov't
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Officials were anxious that Wendi Murdoch was lobbying for a Chinese garden at the National arboretum in Washington, D.C., according to the Wall Street Journal . Murdoch, the ex-wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was flagged to Kushner by USA intelligence officials during a security briefing just before Trump's inauguration, several people with knowledge of the matter told the Wall Street Journal .

World News European Union toughens demands on United Kingdom for Brexit transition in draft
Author: 0 European Union toughens demands on United Kingdom for Brexit transition in draft

In his speech, Tusk said Brexit is set to become a reality "unless there is a change of heart among our British friends". Taking to Twitter, Tusk said Europe had never had a change of heart and was still open to the United Kingdom , following many calls from within the United Kingdom to hold a second referendum on the country's future within the bloc, Efe news agency reported.

World News OnePlus 3 & 3T Receiving Face Unlock Feature Too
Author: 0 OnePlus 3 & 3T Receiving Face Unlock Feature Too

The OxygenOS Open Beta 30 update, which brings the popular Face Unlock feature along with some other additions as well. OnePlus has been on a roll and has taken their mantra of Never Settling a bit seriously after releasing the new OxygenOS Beta Update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T .

Author: 0 Local Dreamer on DACA ruling: 'Congress needs to act'

Trump also said there will be no more diversity lottery visa. Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Sunday he was told about the remarks by colleagues who attended the meeting, before the news reports emerged. The Trump Administration's action on September 5 to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was overturned last Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco.

World News 4 law enforcement officers shot in York Co. following domestic violence call
Author: 0 4 law enforcement officers shot in York Co. following domestic violence call

The fourth officer was from the York County Police Department. The officers were shot while on duty in York County, South Carolina, the York County Sheriff's Office said at a news conference today. Shots rang out and an officer handling a K-9 was hit. That officer was transported to Carolina Medical Center. It happened on Farrier Lane outside the city limits of York.

World News Charity warns Calais migrants are in 'perpetual limbo'
Author: 0 Charity warns Calais migrants are in 'perpetual limbo'

Separately, French Interior minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday in Le Parisien newspaper that France also wants Britain to take in more refugees, especially unaccompanied minors. French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting a migrant center in northern France as he prepares to press Britain to do more to help deal with migrants who converge on the Calais region in hopes of crossing the Channel.

World News Sharon Stone speaks on sexual harassment experience
Author: 0 Sharon Stone speaks on sexual harassment experience

The actress, 59, laughed out loud when host Lee Cowen questioned if she had faced abuse in the industry. Cowen followed up her reaction by asking, "You're laughing but I-I don't know if that's a nervous laugh?" And the latest woman to be asked whether she's experienced any impropriety in the movie business is Sharon Stone .

World News Haiti wants clarification on Trump's comments, says ambassador
Author: 0 Haiti wants clarification on Trump's comments, says ambassador

Trump's alleged comments came one day before the eighth anniversary of the natural disaster. He tweeted on Friday to deny making the comments, which were reported by several United States papers and confirmed by Democrat Senator Dick Durbin , who was at the meeting in question.