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Senate Approves Waiver 81-17 to Let Mattis Run Pentagon

Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, who supports opening all combat positions in the military to women, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender troops. To gain confirmation from Congress, Mattis is courting the approval of Republicans and Democrats on the S...

N. Korea has plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: S. Korea

North Korea is believed to have some 50 kg of weapons-grade plutonium, or enough to make 10 nuclear bombs, according to the South Korean Defense Ministry's 2016 defense white paper, which was released January 11, Yonhap reported. North Korea has ne...

Driver Among 17 Arrested in Kardashian West Robbery

Police identified the 72 years old man as Pierre B and believes that he played an organizational role in the crime. According to French newspaper Le Monde , one of the suspects arrested is a limo driver from an upscale limousine company that is ...

Manitoba MP removed from Trudeau's cabinet

The former minister, Chrystia Freeland , has been promoted to minister of foreign affairs and will retain control over trade relations with the United States. His prickly demeanour was also seen as ill-suited to dealing with the unpredictable Trump,...

Prostitute prescriptions: German Greens slammed for state-funded sex proposal

The plan is for sexual assistance to be a part of the fundamental rights of the less-privileged in the society which means that the cost of sexual services can be claimed as a part of medical expenses, a law which is already in place in the Netherlan...

Turkey kills 32 Daesh militants in north Syria

Two defense officials say that Russian Federation has conducted "several" airstrikes in support of the Turkish military fighting in Al Bab, Syria. The agency also disseminated their photos which were taken in Cobanbey district of Syria. " Turkey has...

Mexico probes shooting of USA consular employee

CCTV footage of a gunman who shot and wounded the unnamed US consular employee have been posted on the US Consulate's Facebook page. The gunman is then seen following him. The latest attack prompted the USA embassy to issue a security message on Sa...

Trump orders ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration

The US ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert confirmed this to Reuters . "It feels like there's an element just of spite and payback in it", Derek Shearer, professor of diplomacy at Occidental College and a former United States ambassador to Finl...

Opinion polls divided on 2017 election outcome in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab

When asked about the decision on BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh , Singh said "many a times we have contested elections without a face". "The BJP will gain from the family feud in the SP, as its core vote base will shift to the B...

Prison escapee suspected in Mass. bank robbery attempt

The man allegedly passed a note to the teller demanding money shortly before 9:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Police have announced that escaped fugitive James Walter Morales , who escaped from the Wyatt Detention facility in Central Falls last weeke...

Trump backs Assange on Russian hacking claims, blasts DNC 'carelessness'

We are witnessing a great dustup between the incoming President, Donald Trump , and the people who will be his "intelligence community" in 16 days when he is inaugurated. But it suits both Assange and Trump to continue to deny Russian involvement. A...

Heidi and Spencer Pratt Scored $700k for 'Celebrity Big Brother' UK

However, most fans seem to believe that Heidi may just be bluffing, ahead of the official reveal during the CBB launch show. Ray J, who was rumoured to be dating Houston at the time, was also there. The new series airs on Channel 5 at 9pm tonig...

Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox After 12 Years To Join NBC - New Report

The report also claims Kelly will "take regular part in the network's special political programming and other big-event coverage". Kelly worked at Fox News for 12 years and became one of its highest-profile stars. "We're lucky to have her", he sa...

Finland's Basic Income Experiment Hopes to Reduce Poverty

It's a test of an economic strategy known as Basic Income, which at its core is essentially free money for every person once they reach a certain age, without any prerequisites. He writes: "When a sensible proponent of the universal basic income st...

Trump promises revelation on election hacking claims

In response to the report by the intelligence committee, Obama expelled 35 Russian operatives and closed two compounds in Maryland and NY. He argued that Obama took no known action two years ago when China took the million-plus records that inclu...

Taiwan says president to transit Houston, San Francisco next month

What the world is seeing today is that China is emerging more aggressive not only towards Taiwan but also towards all of its neighbors through challenging sea lanes of communication and commerce and showing an ever-increasing militarism, the analyst ...

Brother of murdered JonBenét Ramsey sues CBS for $750m

JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family home in Boulder, Colorado, on Boxing Day 1996. The 29-year-old wasn't the biggest fan of CBS's two-part special The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, mostly because the show's panel of experts s...

Obama administration to retaliate for suspected Russian meddling into election

One White House official noted their concerns for what could happen in the future, given what occurred in this election. Ellen Nakashima writes Russian Federation denied involvement in the cyber breach related to the USA election interference.

Seal smashes cars in Australian neighborhood

He's optimistic that any damage to the cars can be repaired. It climbed over two cars parked in Mr Gregory's driveway. "There's actually a waterway, river outlet across the road from where he is, which is how we believe he's actually made his way...

Chinese aircraft carrier expected to dock at naval base in Hainan

Reuters reported that while the Chinese regime has not elaborated on what the Liaoning is doing, Taiwan said the "aircraft carrier skirted waters outside of its eastern air defense identification zone". West Coast, without elaborating. Three de...

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Why I changed my mind and am glad Trump tweets

She goes on to say that while she has no desire to be First Lady, the idea of being First Mother tickles her fancy. The true first lady responded with a sharply-worded statement...

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defense system

The report came during a visit by Saudi King Salman to Moscow . Saudi Arabia has signed preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defense systems and receive "cutting-edge tec...

Sessions ends transgender workplace protections

The government's compelling interest in enforcing these laws should mean the businesses lose their arguments - but the Department of Justice guidance suggests that the interest in...

Trump guts Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

The administration has issued a long-expected revision to Obama-era rules . "With this rule, the Trump administration is taking direct aim at birth control coverage for mor...

United Kingdom leader Theresa May's slogan literally fell apart during her 'disastrous' speech

Britain's under-fire Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a fight for her political life Friday with a growing number of her own MPs said to favor a challenge to her leadersh...

Bangladesh to move 800000 Rohingya into single camp

Up until now they've been living in a range of different refugee camps across southern Bangladesh. They plan to expand an existing camp near the border town of Cox's Bazar so tha...

Shop that sold gun to Las Vegas shooter forced into lockdown

Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, the AP reported. Authorities are grasping to find a motive for Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree and...

United States seeks 'new Israel' in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

Ayatollah Khamenei further termed the development as an "incident", adding that Iran and Turkey must take any possible measures to confront with the incident. Iraqi Prime Minster H...

No 'terrorism' charges for now in Edmonton attack

Subsequently, a van was stopped at a checkpoint, and the name of the driver appeared to be similar to the name of the registered owner of the auto that hit the officer. In March 2...

Sunny, high near 70 — TODAY'S FORECAST

The overnight low is expected to be near 47. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Tonight: Mostly cle...

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In Iraq's tinderbox city, referendum sparks fears of sectarian war

In Iraq's tinderbox city, referendum sparks fears of sectarian war

The Trump administration has said it does not recognise the independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdish region - as tensions flare between the regional government and Baghdad. Yild...

Why rockfalls happen in Yosemite

Why rockfalls happen in Yosemite

The National Park Service reportedly sent a helicopter to the Higher Cathedral Spire to help rescue the climber. An vast mass of granite plunged from the side of El Capita...

Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

The three companies are facing intense scrutiny from U.S. House and Senate intelligence panels as investigators focus on social media's role in Russia's efforts to interfere ...

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

She tweeted: "Today: Jihad - 1 Truth - 0". "I read her manifesto on her website". Bolton, an ex-soldier, won 30% of the vote, seeing off Anne Marie Waters's challenge. IT WAS...

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Evans surrendered to federal marshals early Wednesday on federal corruption charges following an investigation into the criminal influence of money on coaches and players in the NC...