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World News Luke Hartsuyker slams calls to change Australia Day
Author: 0 Luke Hartsuyker slams calls to change Australia Day

Burney said issues of health, education, incarceration and employment were "at the top of the agenda for changing the life chances of Indigenous Australians". "I am proud to be an Australian, and I look forward to celebrating what makes Australia great with my community on the 26 January", he said. Senator Di Natale said changing the official date of Australia Day did not mean people could not continue to celebrate or recognise January 26.

Author: 0 'Shithole' epithet turned immigration debate into new Trump drama

The AU Mission in Washington DC in a statement issued Friday January 12, 2018 , condemned the American President's derogatory statement and demanded a retraction and apology. Dick Durbin , who was at the White House meeting, said Friday that the president "said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly". "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems".

World News President vows to uproot 'terror nests' in Syria
Author: 0 President vows to uproot 'terror nests' in Syria

Turkey, which from August 2016 to March 2017 waged its Euphrates Shield cross-border operation in Syria, has repeatedly threatened a new operation against the YPG. That organization (YPG) considered by Turkey to be a "terrorist group" with ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). However, it said that the matter was an issue for the anti-IS coalition led by the U.S.

World News Iceland puts the freeze on plastic packaging
Author: 0 Iceland puts the freeze on plastic packaging

Frozen food giant Iceland has vowed to become the first retailer in the world to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own-brand products. To reduce its own impact, Iceland will harness new technologies to create a range of packaging containing paper and pulp trays alongside fully recyclable paper bags.

World News FG quizzes United States ambassador over Trump's 'shithole' remark
Author: 0 FG quizzes United States ambassador over Trump's 'shithole' remark

DONALD TRUMP has insisted he is "not a racist " as the row over his crude remarks about African nations continued to hound him. President Trump spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Trump admitted that he used "tough" words during the meeting, but disputed the language used in the reports . To be sure, Trump has denied all charges of racism and has on various occasions said he is the least biased person on the planet.

World News White House doctor says Trump in
Author: 0 White House doctor says Trump in "excellent" overall health

President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor's determination that such testing wasn't necessary. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson says his assessment is based on Trump's cardiac assessment. Jackson also addressed the incident in December when Trump appeared to slur his words during a speech: Trump does not wear any dentures, Jackson said, and the incident was likely the result of a dry mouth caused by Sudafed that ...

World News 10 workers die as under construction bridge collapses in Colombia
Author: 0 10 workers die as under construction bridge collapses in Colombia

Located in Chirajara on the border of Cundinamarca and Meta provinces, the bridge was to be part of a highway connecting the capital Bogota (65 kilometres away) and the city of Villavicencio. Authorities are still working to determine how many people were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse . The 446-meter bridge linking Bogota with the Lanzo Orientalis region southeast of the capital was due to be opened in March.

World News Unpopular Republican governor Chris Christie officially replaced with Democrat
Author: 0 Unpopular Republican governor Chris Christie officially replaced with Democrat

Phil Murphy addresses the crowd at the War Memorial in Trenton. "We will never lose sight that we are one state and one family, with different beliefs but common dreams, and that we do not succeed unless we all succeed together". Murphy also took a swipe at Trump for his incendiary remarks about immigrants from "s--hole countries", saying America is "a place where immigrants still come in hope of a better future - and that includes from Haiti and from the continent of Africa".

Author: 0 Ivana Trump says president 'definitely not racist'

Durbin said that press reports describing the meeting were accurate, and blasted Trump for his Friday morning tweets that denied the reports. Many government and private ethics watchdogs said the president should have gone farther, divesting assets that could cause a conflict of interest.

Author: 0 Trump Spending MLK Weekend In Mar-a-Lago

The kitchens and lodging at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort were cited for a number of health and safety violations in November. Never mind that it costs $200,000 in initiation fees to join the exclusive club, which has two restaurants and a bed-and-breakfast.

World News Donald Trump Phones Chinese President Xi to Complain of Trade Deficit
Author: 0 Donald Trump Phones Chinese President Xi to Complain of Trade Deficit

The two leaders talked Monday and noted recent inter-Korean discussions leading to North Korea sending athletes and an orchestra to South Korea for next month's Winter Olympics. Both Trump and Xi expressed hope that the talks "might prompt a change in North Korea's destructive behavior", the White House said. Trump 'committed to sustain the United States-led global campaign of maximum pressure to compel North Korea to commit to denuclearization'.

Author: 0 The Bubble: 'President Trump is a white racist,' liberals say

People briefed on the conversation say that during the meeting the president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S. The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.

World News I Am Not A 'Racist', Says Donald Trump
Author: 0 I Am Not A 'Racist', Says Donald Trump

Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity. The group of United Nations diplomats said it was "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks". They were also instructed to emphasize areas of shared cooperation.

World News 'I am the Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview'
Author: 0 'I am the Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview'

Sharpton continued: "We must challenge the Senate and Congress to repudiate President Trump's comments and every Senator that was in that meeting should publicly denounce him". The company said that it will use the money to boost tourism in Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa, reported Fortune . Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said that Republican colleague Sen.

World News Trump Administration Accepts DACA Applications
Author: 0 Trump Administration Accepts DACA Applications

Trump has insisted repeatedly that any congressional deal to save DACA must be tied to funding for his border wall. "Last night, the Trump Administration quietly began accepting DACA renewals as a result of our efforts in court to do what we said we would: protect those people who have dedicated themselves to success in school, at work and in business, and have contributed in building a better America".

World News Conservative writer: Trump called friends to brag about 's-hole countries' remark
Author: 0 Conservative writer: Trump called friends to brag about 's-hole countries' remark

CARICOM also reminded that Haiti is the second democracy in the Western Hemisphere after the United States and that Haitians continue to contribute significantly in many spheres to the global community and particularly to the US. David Perdue, R-Ga., called Durbin's assertion a "gross misrepresentation" during an interview on ABC, and Sen. "I was in a meeting directly afterwards where those who were present spoke about the meeting".

World News Jeremy Corbyn tightens grip on Labour machine as allies win party elections
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn tightens grip on Labour machine as allies win party elections

Mr Lansman received 65,163 votes and Rachel Garnham, a member of Labour's national policy forum, received 62,982. The poll was topped by a Manchester councillor, Yasmine Dar, with 68,388 votes. He also thinks "most Momentum members, who slogged their guts out at the general election, would rather see his party focus on the absolutely appalling way the Government is ruining this country".

World News Qatar sheikh says UAE holding him 'in captivity'
Author: 0 Qatar sheikh says UAE holding him 'in captivity'

Qatar denied the allegations as "totally baseless" and hit back that they came "one day after a C-130 UAE military aircraft breached Qatari airspace". "I am now in Abu Dhabi as a guest of Sheikh Mohammed, but actually not in the position of a guest but rather as a detainee", Abdullah said, apparently referring to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

Author: 0 Trump told reporters: 'I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed'

Following the public outcry that met the remark, Trump Friday denied it, telling journalists that he's not a racist. "That I can tell you". Asked what he thinks about people who think he's racist, Trump said: "I'm not a racist". Lindsey Graham brought a plan to Trump that involved cutting the visa lottery in half and, at the behest of the Congressional Black Caucus, the rest would go to underrepresented countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations, including Haiti .

World News LIST: Schools closed due to Wednesday's winter weather
Author: 0 LIST: Schools closed due to Wednesday's winter weather

Elementary before-school childcare programs will be closed Wednesday morning. The Jefferson Parish Public School System will close on Wednesday, January 17, as a precaution, officials said this afternoon. CLOSED: Sacred Heart School will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Bossier Parish Community College will be closed and monitor the conditions on a day-to-day basis to see is any closures will be needed past Tuesday.

World News White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Author: 0 White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

She said that she did not hear the word "shithole" used, but said, "I don't dispute that the president was using tough language". "We want a clean budget bill". Sanders also discussed last Thursday's DACA meeting, and chastised people who thought Trump should have "jumped onto" the deal presented by Sens. It was previously used by former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, who relinquished it to Sanders in August, and before that, by the Obama administration.

World News PM Modi inaugurates project commencement of Barmer refinery
Author: 0 PM Modi inaugurates project commencement of Barmer refinery

Modi just criticised Congress without any fact and with wrong figures", said Mr. Gehlot. "We must focus on our aims and work towards achieving them by 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom", he added. "It was not acceptable to me that women of India should suffer due to lack of cooking gas facilities", he said. But both Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje said that foundation laying was a political stunt done days before the model code of conduct for ...

World News Cuomo's approval rating up after federal tax fight vow
Author: 0 Cuomo's approval rating up after federal tax fight vow

Gov. Cuomo heads into his 2018 reelection campaign with some of the strongest approval ratings of his tenure, a poll released Tuesday morning revealed. NY voters say the new federal tax law passed by Congress will harm the state's economy and do little to improve their personal finances, according to a new Siena College poll published Tuesday.

World News Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Feedback In Entrance Of Mike Pence
Author: 0 Pastor Blasts Trump's 'Shithole' Feedback In Entrance Of Mike Pence

Watson, who has been at Metropolitan since 2014, earned his doctorate in ministry from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the pastor's biography on the church's website. Trump's racist description of Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" has spawned outrage and condemnation from around the world. The President's alleged comments last week triggered global condemnation, including by the United Nations, who branded them "shameful" and "racist".

World News FIREWORKS: Huckabee Sanders ROASTS CNN's Jim Acosta to His Face
Author: 0 FIREWORKS: Huckabee Sanders ROASTS CNN's Jim Acosta to His Face

An ABC news report details the confusion Trump's tweet generated among members of Congress, which for a spell brought into question whether the House would even vote on the bill on Thursday at all. Those opposed said it would prevent U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies from uncovering potential threats to national security. Because when Sanders took the podium at her daily White House briefing on Thursday, she insisted that the sky was not, in fact, blue at all.

World News Winter Storm Inga expected to drop snow in Upstate South Carolina
Author: 0 Winter Storm Inga expected to drop snow in Upstate South Carolina

And the weather service in Mobile is becoming increasingly concerned about hazardous travel in southwest Alabama later today and tonight . Behind the snow comes the frigid air. But there's much uncertainty surrounding the forecast . Northwest Missouri and some areas in the upper Midwest have Wind Chill Warnings posted. Elevated northerly winds will bring unsafe wind chills in the single digits late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning .

World News AAA: Oil prices rise, drag pump prices higher
Author: 0 AAA: Oil prices rise, drag pump prices higher

In South Florida, where the higher cost of doing business keeps gas prices higher, a gallon of unleaded regular averaged $2.55 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and $2.62 in Palm Beach County. But gasoline prices are usually rising again by the end of February or early March to start getting ready for the busy summer driving season and the switch to more expensive summer-grade fuels that can't evaporate as easily in the heat.