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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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Saudi Arabia Pledges $1.5 Billion to Help Rebuild Iraq

It was also unclear how much of the $30 billion represented loans. "Iraq is required today to start a comprehensive reconstruction of the infrastructure and facilities that were ...

Donald Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Meal Kits

Current USDA requirements say that able-bodied adults without children can only get three months of food stamps in three years unless they work or participate in a job training...

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

The win moved the Hornets up to 11th in the table with 30 points. West Ham United manager David Moyes praises striker Marko Arnautovic for his performance against Watford ...

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

Her daughters were kidnapped and assaulted in 2008. "Despite our differences I always respected her for her fight for human rights and for standing up for her convictions", forme...

Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, ...

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The 2018 elections were originally scheduled to take place in December, but the ruling socialist party is eager to hold the elections as soon as possible, sensing its current advan...

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer". Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongs...

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square -...

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. "They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be...

Suspect In NFL Player's Death Has Bay Area DUI, Was Deported Twice

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

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Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Netanyahu faces two corruption charges. Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. The law says t...

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Prices felt the blow of these revised projections and will likely continue to feel it for a few more days. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude declined 66 cents to $64.79, after...

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M. Alabama's 19-player class finished the year ranked No. Enterin...

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the United States student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony late...

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Mon...