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World News Blackface scandal spotlights deeply embedded racism in US
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Fairfax told reporters that the 2004 encounter with a woman was consensual, and he called the accusation a "smear". A top administration official said the talks went down Sunday night and included "frank conversations" about the difficulties of leading amid such a scandal.

World News Pope urges faith leaders to reject war in UAE visit
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Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter and said, "UAE today was proud to host the historic meeting of His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr. Ahmad Al Tayeb". The United Nations is trying to implement a truce and troop withdrawal deal in the main Yemeni port of Hodeidah, agreed at the December talks as a step that could pave the way for negotiations to end the conflict.

World News Auto bomb kills at least 11 in Somalia's capital
Author: 0 Auto bomb kills at least 11 in Somalia's capital

Somali National Armed Forces, backed by African Union Mission in Somalia, ousted al-Shabab from Mogadishu in August 2011, but the terror group is still in control of some areas in central and southern Somalia and capable of conducting attacks.

World News Ocasio-Cortez to bring Kavanaugh critic to Trump's SOTU
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Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Corbyn is anti-Semitic". Ocasio-Cortez replied: 'It was an honor to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, @jeremycorbyn! She's living proof that the courage within all of us can change the. Hours after the encounter, Flake, who had voted to move ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation, reached across the aisle to delay a floor vote on the confirmation for one week to allow the FBI to investigate Ford's claims.

World News Freezing rain, roller-coaster temperatures
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The snow comes to an end early Friday morning as cold air moves back into the region. By 11 a.m., the temperature at the airport was 24 degrees, with a wind chill of 11 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. The Kansas City area could see a glazing of ice Tuesday.

World News People Reported Dead and Several More Injured in a Paris Apartment Fire
Author: 0 People Reported Dead and Several More Injured in a Paris Apartment Fire

Firefighters were still searching for other victims and working to extinguish the blaze, according to spokesman Clement Cognon, of the city's fire service. She said flames were shooting out for hours from the top of the building and smoke-covered victims were fleeing. Several streets of the chic neighbourhood were cordoned off by police and fire crews, and an AFP journalist said a strong smell of smoke was in the air.

Author: 0 Trump nominates former energy lobbyist for interior secretary

Bernhardt already was making regulatory decisions on the country's natural resources to benefit industries. Bernhardt, now the acting secretary at the Interior Department, is widely expected to continue pushing the Trump administration's plan to boost domestic fossil fuels production by opening more USA public lands to drilling and mining.

World News Trump's demand for wall remains major sticking point for Hill negotiators
Author: 0 Trump's demand for wall remains major sticking point for Hill negotiators

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill - including key allies of President Donald Trump - are reportedly cautioning him against declaring a national emergency to build his desired border wall and could move to block him if he does so. However, Napolitano said Trump would gain political points with his base and relieve the "political pressure" they've put on him in demanding he act, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fails to compromise with him on border security.

World News Home Secretary approves extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India
Author: 0 Home Secretary approves extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India

Mallya bought out the old Spyker team for £75 million in 2007 to form the Force India F1 Team and served as team boss until the outfit entered administration during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. December 7, 2017: The hearing resumes with Mallya's defence claiming his offer to pay back almost 80 per cent of the principle loan amount owed to the Indian banks, led by State Bank of India, had been rejected.

World News Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary
Author: 0 Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary

UN Security Council Resolution 2231 - adopted just after the nuclear deal - calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons". It says its missiles are defensive and used for deterrence and rejected talks over its missile programme. While Iran says it has no plans to increase the range of its missiles - now claimed to be at around 2,000 km or far enough to hit the very edges of Europe from Iran - the latest statement ...

World News Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee
Author: 0 Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

A spokesman for the inauguration committee said they meant to comply with the subpoena. The Times said prosecutors also showed interest in whether any foreigners illegally donated to the committee, as well as whether committee staff knew that such donations were illegal, asking for documents laying out legal requirements for donations.

World News Boats, helicopters deployed for rescues in Australia floods
Author: 0 Boats, helicopters deployed for rescues in Australia floods

More than the annual rainfall has fallen on parts of the state in the past week, creating a disaster area stretching 700km along the coast from Cairns to Mackay. Much of the city of Townsville in Queensland state is flooded, with residents left without power and some compelled to seek safety on the roofs of their homes, CNN reported.

World News French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police
Author: 0 French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police

On Friday, France's council of state ruled security forces have the right to use high-velocity rubber ball launchers in order to subdue unruly protesters. According to Sputnik news reports , the "yellow vest" protests have begun previous year in mid-November raising their voices against the gas and diesel tax hike in the country.

World News Carrie Lam wishes all a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig
Author: 0 Carrie Lam wishes all a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig

More than a billion people across the world have begun celebrating Chinese New Year and the welcome of the Year of the Pig , which starts on 5 February. The traditional Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals. PETA has launched Social media campaigns over Weibo - China's Twitter - using the hashtag #PigYearDontEatThem.

World News Mummies Discovered in Egypt Date to Over 2300 Years Ago
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The ministry said the tombs of the mummies "are in a good conservation condition and among them found mummies of children wrapped in linen, or decorated with Demotic handwriting ". Colorful mummy cases were also unearthed. Another chamber was also located at the western side filled with mummies and large stone sarcophagi. Head of the mission, Dr.

World News A Huge Leak May Just Have Sent the White House into Chaos
Author: 0 A Huge Leak May Just Have Sent the White House into Chaos

The schedules show Trump spends around 60 per cent of each day in "executive time", a concept introduced by former chief of staff John Kelly because the president detests being locked into a regular schedule. As a senior White House official revealed: "He's always calling people, talking to people". The weekend report on news site axios .com angered the White House, which did not deny the details of what appears to be a rather easy typical day at the office for the world's most powerful man.

World News Pope arrives in UAE on historic papal trip
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In a message to the prince, written in the palace book of honour, Francis offered the people of the UAE his prayers and 'the divine blessings of peace and fraternal solidarity '. Oman, Kuwait and Yemen each have four. The United Nations is trying to implement a truce and troop withdrawal deal in the main Yemeni port of Hudaydah that was agreed in December talks as a trust-building step that could pave the way for political negotiations to end the conflict.

World News Many European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuelan president
Author: 0 Many European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuelan president

Maduro, 56, a former union leader, bus driver and foreign minister, has presided over an economic collapse and exodus of 3 million Venezuelans. Trudeau also announced $53 million worth of humanitarian assistance Monday for the "most-pressing needs" of Venezuelans, including the nearly 3 million refugees.

World News Pentagon sending 3,750 extra forces to border with Mexico
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Members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S. -Mexico border in Laredo, Texas in November. Trump suggested Friday that he would announce action on a border wall during the State of the Union address, which is taking place Tuesday. The president and Democrats are at an impasse over Trump's request for $5.7 billion in funds for border wall construction.

World News Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'
Author: 0 Trump Says He'll Keep Base in Iraq to 'Watch Iran'

On Afghanistan , Trump said he would "leave intelligence there" even after taking out other military personnel. When asked if the troops were needed to " strike " Iran, Trump insisted that he merely wanted to watch. They want peace. They're exhausted. Top intelligence officials this week challenged Donald Trump in their assessment of foreign threats to United States security, warning about the looming resurgence of Daesh a rel="nofollow" ...

World News Feet shackled, Bahraini footballer arrives at Thai court to fight extradition
Author: 0 Feet shackled, Bahraini footballer arrives at Thai court to fight extradition

The 25 year old will have to remain in Thai prison for the two months, on top of the two months he's already been in detention, after he faced the Thai criminal court today to formally lodge his refusal to be extradited to Bahrain. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and sport officials such as Fatma Samoura, the secretary-general of soccer's world governing body, FIFA, and Praful Patel, vice president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), have also urged Araibi's release.

World News Louisiana abortion restrictions put on temporarily hold
Author: 0 Louisiana abortion restrictions put on temporarily hold

The fight over abortion rights has returned to the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices consider an emergency petition to temporarily block a restrictive Louisiana abortion law from taking effect. The Take Care blog sees the 5th Circuit approach as providing a road map to how the Supreme Court could chip away at abortion rights: "by distinguishing away any decision favorable to reproductive justice and refusing to meaningfully scrutinize any law that affects abortion access or abortion ...

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