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Pentagon chief arrives in S.Korea on 1st official overseas trip

Mattis is scheduled to meet with South Korean defense minister Han Min-koo. Since taking office, Trump has been issuing orders that upend "longstanding American policy lines", making Mattis' trip and reaffirmation of USA commitment to allies an "u...

Tim Kaine Accused Trump Admin of Holocaust Denial, White Supremacy

Since the United Nations launched the remembrance day in 2005, marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have noted in their statements that the principal aim of the Holocaust was t...

Will Float A Separate Party After The UP Elections: Shivpal Yadav

While the SP had announced five candidates in these constituencies before the alliance was sealed, Congress is negotiating hard for its claim over all the ten seats in these two areas. Senior leaders and ministers who were with me in the party have b...

Local leaders, advocates react to Trump refugee executive orders

After saying that commissioner Filippo Grandi is "deeply worried" by what's going on, the statement laid out the number of people that the United Nations estimates are affected by the executive order. U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, said the ...

George HW Bush discharged from hospital

The 41st president, age 92, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on January 14 suffering from bacterial pneumonia. He was moved to the intensive care unit January 18 and had a breathing tube inserted. This is not the first time the elderly forme...

Fears rogue Philippines police on rampage

More than 7 ,000 people have been killed in a brutal crackdown on drug abuse in the country; Duterte has previously compared his persecution of drug users to the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. With police officers removed from the investigation, the bul...

Habeas Petition Challenges Refugee Executive Order as Unconstitutional

Hameed Jhalid Darweesh was detained following the Trump ban on Iraqis entering the US. After widespread confusion about who will be affected by President Trump's recently signed executive order pausing travel to the USA from citizens of selected ...

Trump Signs Order for 'Great Rebuilding' of US Military

Trump "could elect to put American boots on the ground on larger numbers", Barno said. "This is the plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in other words ISIS", he said as he signed the order . In addition, the USA military maintains ...

United Kingdom and Turkey sign defence deal, push for more trade

May announced the creation of a joint group to boost trade ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union and also oversaw the signing of a deal for Britain's BAE Systems to develop a new Turkish fighter jet. She said the signing of a new agree...

Syria war: Rebels unite after attack by Idlib jihadists

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel groups had seized Fatah al-Sham checkpoints in four villages by late Tuesday. "The US has been intending to isolate Fateh al-Sham in the wider insurgency", he said. "Losing out in Id...

Lunar New Year celebrations light up the sky across the world

A survey conducted by United Overseas Bank (UOB) showed that three quarters of Chinese people plan to give out their "red envelope" through their smartphones during the Spring Festival holidays, China Youth Daily reported. The objective of the lion d...

Usain Bolt considering appeal after Nesta Carter tests positive

The loss of this medal means that Usain Bolt is no longer the victor of the "triple-triple" at the Rio Olympics, according to the New York Times . Carter ran the first leg for Jamaica's 4X100-meter relay team, which set a new world record in Beji...

Donald Trump's Inauguration Cake Looks Identical to Obama's 2013 Cake, Baker Responds

Goldman posted side-by-side photos of the twin cakes to Twitter and wrote : "The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama's inauguration 4 years ago". "I wasn't expecting it to be seen on TV". "Remembering a fantastic cake I made is a...

Head of Knights of Malta Order Resigns After Vatican Condom Row

Grand master Matthew Festing , 67, had refused to cooperate with a Vatican inquiry into why he sacked the ancient Catholic order's grand chancellor. The sacking of von Boeselager was reportedly backed by the papal envoy to the order, the conservat...

USA denies working with Russian Federation in Syria

Though according to officials the USA did not coordinate airstrikes with Russian Federation, the two militaries do reportedly have routine de-confliction talks to avoid mid-air collisions. The Pentagon has maintained a hotline with the Russian milita...

Trump To Start Negotiations on NAFTA With Canada, Mexico

Meanwhile, Mexican 2018 presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced plans to tour major US cities in February, raising the pressure on Mexico's government to assert itself with the Trump administration."Enough of being passive", L...

Diplomats Arrive in Astana for Syria Peace Talks

Thus, the Russian delegation has finished the first day of marathon talks, which continued nearly 24 hours, since one of the meetings lasted over five hours. administration to the meeting", Lavrov said on Wednesday, at a press conference summing up t...

Donald Trump's Inauguration Brings in Over 30 Million Viewers

President Trump's inauguration ratings fell below the first inauguration numbers of former President Ronald Reagan and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump inaugural TV ratings lower than Obama, Reagan: report Women's marches draw estimated 2.5 million peop...

39 die in latest disaster on India's railway network

According to the manager from the Divisional Railway, the train was thrown off the tracks. "As of now, a total of 39 passengers were killed in last night's train accident in Andhra Pradesh", J P Mishra, a spokesman for East Coast Railways told Xinh...

Adama Barrow Sworn In As Gambian President In Senegal

It's not clear if there is a new deadline for Jammeh to leave. Mr Jammeh's decision to quit came after talks with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania. But he has clung to power, declaring emergency rule and claiming that he should stay in offic...

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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...

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

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 ...

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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...

China to send disaster relief goods worth United States dollars 2.2 million

Monsoon rains a year ago caused flooding and landslides , killing over 100 people. They also introduced an "SOS" button which led to over a thousand requests and 150 successful...

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 ...

Volusia was part of attempted Russian hack of election

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, officials said the Maricopa County Recorder's Office has an in-house IT department that builds its own voter registration sof...

GM shareholders reject proposal to split stock in 2

GM shareholders reject proposal to split stock in 2

Greenlight Capital's three nominees for the company's board also failed to garner enough votes. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway , which holds a 3.3% stake in GM, remained sil...