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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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London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. The police said they were called after reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, w...

Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

The EIA said USA crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending June 9, against a market expectation of a 2.7 million drawdown and compared to yesterday's 2.7 ...

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. As Rosenstein went on to say, "I've been a prosecutor for 2...

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

In September, Keenan was able to change her New York City-issued birth certificate. A 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender people across all 50 states found that 68...

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theo...

Congressman: Ex-aide shows 'feistiness' after shooting

Matt Mika , director of government relations in the meat processor's Washington office, was shot when a gunman fired upon a group of congressmen practicing for an upcoming char...

DC police seek arrest of Turks for melee, angering Erdogan

The Metropolitan Police Department said in a brief statement that Sinan Narin had been arrested in Virginia on an aggravated assault charge. Mahmut Sami Ellialti, who told C...

Zarif to Annan: Iran to Provide Qatar with Humanitarian Aids

It comes as relations between Tehran and Washington have grown increasingly strained, most recently overshadowed by a string of allegations made by a number of high-ranking Irani...

SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

President Ashraf Ghani called for joint efforts against terrorism and said those countries which differentiate between good terrorists and bad terrorists will pay the price for it....

US soldiers killed by Afghan soldier; Taliban takes credit for attack

The shooting took place a few hours after an American airstrike in southern Helmand Province accidentally killed two Afghan policemen. Such insider attacks have happened before...

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UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Her Downing Street office initially said last Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that hou...

Ukip's stand-in leader warns Theresa May: Don't water down Brexit objectives

The so-called confidence and supply agreement means that the supporting party will back the government in motions of confidence by either voting in favor or abstaining, while ret...

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared "Got Dem Visas" Kushner, wanted to have a burner phone in the White House that was directly connected to Russian Federation ; the ...

Palestinians say Gaza man killed at protest on Gaza border

He said in Berlin he is seeking a response "soon". The incident took place after the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinians protesting on their lands, close to the bor...

After Trump Says Iran Reaps What it Sows, Iran Condemns "Repugnant" Statement

The ministry did not identify the men's hometowns, nor say how they were able to evade authorities. He did not elaborate. US Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass ...