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World News Czechs Face Stark Choice In Presidential Runoff
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Drahos was expected to win more support amongst more educated voters in urban areas, but failed to capitalize on his pro-European stance. Prague voter Lubos Horcic told AFP he was backing Drahos because "he will work to reconcile society and not divide it like Comrade Zeman", adding that Drahos was "moving towards Europe and the West and not towards the East".

World News Trump Message at Davos: Invest in America
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These tax cuts were welcomed by the Davos elite who believe that this will encourage companies to look more to the United States for investment opportunities. While the president is expected to declare that the United States is open for business, the protectionist-leaning president's attendance at the annual gathering for free-trade-loving political and business elites has raised eyebrows.

World News ICE to Gain Access to Huge License-Plate Database
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The program could also potentially track down immigrants who identify as "Dreamers" because if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program isn't repaired by Congress soon, those individuals would be treated like others subjected to deportation .

World News West Ham sign Mario on loan from Inter
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Moyes said: "If you went back and asked the Wigan people what they'd rather be, they'd have said they would rather not win the FA Cup but stay in the Premier League ". " I'm not going to tell you any more until he has done his medical ". However, things have not gone to plan for Mario in Italy having netted just three times in 44 appearances for I Nerazzurri.

World News Prominent businessmen reach settlements in Saudi corruption probe
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Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from detention on Saturday after more than two months in custody, as part of the government's sweeping crackdown on corruption. Alwaleed reportedly reached a financial settlement with the government, before returning to his home, according to Reuters . In late November, senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching a settlement with authorities that involved ...

World News Indonesian president arrives in Pakistan on 2-day visit
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Indonesia reiterated its support for Pakistan's bid for Full Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN. Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Saturday received a guard of honour presented by personnel of the armed forces upon his visit to Prime Minister House.

World News Police investigate assault with pineapple in Butler school
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Three teenage girls at a high school in Pennsylvania are facing criminal charges after exposing a schoolmate to pineapple juice knowing she was allergic . Officials say the pineapple in question was brought in a bagged lunch. The 14-year-old girl police say intentionally exposed her allergic classmate to pineapple residue, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct, WPXI reports.

World News Conspiracy behind money fraud allegation against Binoy: CPM
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Copies of the documents accessed from Dubai by The Telegraph showed there was no case against Binoy. In a Facebook post, he said the allegations are very serious. "Neither the state government nor the CPI (M) has anything do with financial dealings said to have happened in a foreign country". "It's very odd and surprising that while the CPI-M special plenum clearly pointed out that Communists should live very modestly, and we recently saw the party ousting an MP because he was using an ...

World News Republicans and Democrats work to bridge gap on budget deal
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A clock shows midnight outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill as funding for the U.S. federal government expired. The vote was 81-18 in favour - well above the 60 votes needed. It came after a fruitless last-minute negotiating session at the White House between Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader.

World News High School Student Arrested For Alleged Threats
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There is no confirmed threat, but the school has additional safety procedures in place. Police were alerted and the student was detained and questioned. Law enforcement officials tell me they hope by charging these students with crimes it will make clear to everyone here that all threats no matter the form will be taken very seriously.

World News Trump calls Mueller firing story 'fake news'
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However, White House lawyer Don McGahn wouldn't give the directive to the Justice Department because he disagreed with Trump's reasoning, according to one person familiar with the matter. A month earlier, Trump terminated FBI Director James Comey, admitting the move was related to the Russian Federation investigation. Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said, "Firing the special counsel is a red line that the President can not cross".

World News Cong calls Rahul Gandhi's 6th row seat 'cheap politics'
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A Congress leader had on Thursday alleged that by not allocating a seat to the Congress president in the front row, the Modi government was resorting to "cheap politics". "It's sad if those in power think somebody's stature is decided by where that person is seated", Khurshid said. "And if the ruling party doesn't understand that position, it is unfortunate".

World News Joe McKnight Shooter Guilty of Manslaughter ... Faces 40 Years
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Closing arguments are expected to begin Friday at 10 a.m. Swaim went through several elements of Gasser's story at that time, noting similarities between it and his side of the story in the McKnight killing, ending with his claim, "In self-defense, I struck him three times".

World News Canadian billionaires were 'murdered'
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Homicide detectives probing the case have classified it as suspicious, but there has been a running controversy over how they died. Initial reports citing police sources had suggested police were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide, although police never said that publicly.

World News Air Force One's New Refrigerators Will Cost Nearly $24 Million
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The term "Air Force One" refers not to any particular aircraft but to any plane carrying the president. Air Force One refrigerator replacements to cost taxpayers $24mn Experts say Boeing's almost $24 million contract to install two new refrigerators on Air Force One is not price gouging, but due to the specific requirements of the presidential plane.

World News 37 killed in fire at S. Korea hospital
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The fire completely gutted the hospital's first floor, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. The blaze raced through the Sejong Hospital in the southeastern city of Miryang on Friday, killing 37 people, many of them elderly. All the dead were in the hospital, Choi said. President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency meeting with senior advisers and expressed regret over the blaze.

World News Arshi Khan confirms film with Prabhas
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Old friends Vikas Gupta , Priyank Sharma , Mehjabi Siddiqui, Sapna Chaudhary , Jyoti Kumar and Akash Dadlani were seen having a gala time at co-contestant Arshi Khan's place in Mumbai . Several other celebrities from the TV industry and previous seasons of Bigg Boss too attended the party and the names included Rohit Verma, Sambhavna Seth, among others.

World News United States imposes fresh sanctions on Russian officials over Ukraine conflict
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Russian deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov announced on Friday that Moscow only recognizes sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council and therefore is no obligated to carry out sanctions set by Washington. The statement warned that if Washington breaks economic and other ties with Moscow, Russia "reserves the right to reply". Last month, Tillerson told the audience at an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe event that the United States would maintain ...

World News United States faces federal govt shutdown
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Lawmakers are at odds over a range of defense spending and immigration issues, including a legislative fix for almost 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S.as children. A senior Senate Republican told Bloomberg it's possible a deal will be reached Sunday that could fund the government through February 8. His inability to cut a deal despite enjoying a Republican majority in both houses of Congress highlighted the deep political divide in Washington .

World News Paris now the city of floods, as Seine overflows banks again
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It comes after the River Seine reached more than 18ft on Thursday evening at the Austerlitz bridge in the east of the city and burst its banks. While the Seine is set to reach levels last seen in 1982 at its peak on Saturday, it flows in a deep channel through the heart of the capital, posing a danger only to riverside buildings and infrastructure.

World News European Union condemns Venezuela's expulsion of Spanish ambassador
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Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis said the decision was regrettable. European Commission spokeswoman Catherine Ray said the decision to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the seven Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law was made unanimously the EU's 28 member countries.

World News Vienna Hosts New Inter-Syria Talks Under UN Auspices
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Besides the Assad government and the main elements of the Syrian opposition, Russian Federation has invited the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, China, France and Britain - as well as the governments of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to send delegates to the conference.

World News China signals ambition to create 'Polar Silk Road'
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To that end, China has been working on improving relations with nations that border on the Arctic and have long-standing interests there. According to the white paper, China is also eyeing the development of oil, gas, mineral resources and other non-fossil energies, as well as fishing and tourism in the region.