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Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Former Commerce secretaries have praised him, including one who served under President Barack Obama. During his confirmation hearing Ross pushed the idea of taking a tough stance on China, citing it as one of the most protectionist of the world...

Disgusting! Beloved Hippo Gustavito Beaten To Death In El Salvador Zoo!

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, but this hasn't stopped this tragic event from angering a nation. When the war ended in 1992 many of them returned home, taking the LA gang culture with them. " They killed an animal th...

'Obama 2017' Campaign Launches To Elect Barack Obama President Of France

NBC Reports that posters calling for Obama 2017 have been plastered around Paris and the petition has received about 27,000 signatures so far. "Barack Obama has completed his second term as president of the United States. The campaign is in resp...

Fox News claims Swedish unknown Nils Bildt is 'national security advisor'

And the Foreign Office was similarly stumped, with a spokesman telling the newspaper Dagens Nyhether (DN): " We do not know who he is ". Trump's initial remark about "last night in Sweden" stirred a burst of social media mockery, while Trump expla...

Republican congressman calls for special prosecutor to investigate Russia-Trump ties

Issa , the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was also asked by Maher if he was going to let the Russian Federation controversy "slide", and the congressman insisted that he and his colleagues would not.

People's Court Judge Joseph Wapner Has Passed Away at 97

Wapner served at the L.A. Superior Court from 1961-79 after two years as a municipal judge. Over the years, Wapner's version of The People's Court was parodied on Saturday Night Live . "[For example], when a litigant [once] told him, 'I'm not th...

Body Of Russian UN Ambassador Returned To Moscow

A farewell ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in NY on Wednesday and was attended by more than 300 Russian and foreign diplomats and contemporaries. Mr Churkin accused former U.S. president Barack Obama's administration, which Ms Power served, ...

White supremacist Dylann Roof drove toward 2nd black church - court docs

Roof's legal team sought to keep the Branch AME information out of his trial, noting in documents of their own that the church - one of more than 500 AME congregations in SC - was merely near his route from Charleston to North Carolina and that the g...

Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul from IS

US army officer Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of offensive operations across Iraq , said in an official statement that "Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge". Unable to undo ...

Authorities investigate vandalism at University City Jewish cemetery

The defacement was discovered on a weekend when 11 Jewish Community Centers received bomb threats. The Washington Post reported the number of grave sites damaged in the break-in topped 170. "We must fight acts of intolerance and hate". From thei...

British lords all set to have their say on the Brexit bill

Amendments on guaranteeing the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain, and calling for the government to give parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal are expected to attract the most support. The author of Article 50 has ridiculed...

Homeland Security issues sweeping rules on immigrant deportations

And the memo describes a plan to use an obscure provision of federal law that allows those who illegally cross the Mexican border in the United States to be sent back to Mexico, even if they are from other countries. Tragically, Kelly noted , ma...

Rockets fired at Israel from Egypt's Sinai, army claims

According to the claim, published by the the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news website, the strike targeted a vehicle carrying the militants in the village of Shibana located south of the town Rafah, in northern Sinai near the Egypt-Israel border.

Jose Mourinho refuses to confirm Wayne Rooney future, explains Luke Shaw's absence

Staying at home will give the 31-year-old extra opportunity to improve his fitness ahead of Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley where the first silverware of the season will be handed out. And he feels in a game of football anything...

Mattis says USA won't be taking Iraq oil as Trump once suggested

A retired marine general who led U.S. troops in Iraq, Mattis has also sought an exemption from Trump's travel ban for Iraqis who served with United States troops, including translators. The recapture of Mosul would deal a death blow to the "caliphate...

Greece compromises on bailout reforms

The country needs access to the latest tranche of its €86bn bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union in order to meet debt repayments. Cabinet ministers stressed that Athens achieved to convince its lenders on the pro...

China halts North Korea coal imports after missile test

As a matter of fact, the shift to have have already begun: Citing South Korea's Yonhap news agency, Reuters reports a North Korean coal shipment - valued around $1 million - was rejected by China last week. However, the assassination of Kim Jong-...

One dead, 20 injured as train derails in Belgium

The accident occurred early in the afternoon as the train left Leuven Station at slow speed in the direction of Brussels Airport and the Belgian capital. Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the deadly derailment. The victim was not...

Epic rain expected in Southern California

As of 6 a.m., 12-hour statewide rainfall totals include Santa Rosa.04 inches, San Francisco.31, Oakland.19, Ben Lomond.12 inches, San Jose.01, San Luis Obispo.59 inches and Santa Barbara.61 inches. Officials throughout Orange County Thursday prepared...

Israelis and Palestinians: One state or two?

Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank , including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. On this visit Mr Netanyahu backed away, gingerly, from hi...

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Henderson Land Buys Car Park Site in Hong Kong's Central for $3B

Benjamin Hung, CEO for Greater China & North Asia at Standard Chartered, said the "Bond Connect" would boost Hong Kong's role as a gateway between foreign investors and the Chinese...

Merkel's party snatches state from rivals in crushing election win

But the results marked a huge blow to Martin Schulz, who had generated a strong surge in support for the SPD when he took over the party in February. The state leader of the SDP ...

Sudan's President Invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump Meeting

The fact that Trump chose Saudi Arabia and Israel for his first overseas trip shows the importance of the region to him. Beyond the meeting with Saudi government officials, Trump...

Comey claimed Trump asked him to SHUT DOWN Flynn probe

According to the Times , Comey wrote in the February memo that Trump told him Flynn had done nothing wrong. "He is a good guy". Trump and Pence were in a briefing with "other se...

Travel ban judges scrutinize Trump's Muslim statements

On Monday, the Trump administration went back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the revised executive order on immigration. Judge Ronald Gould asked Wall. For the ...

Potentially Severe Storms Forecasted For Minnesota

Tuesday will be another warm and humid day with highs again in the upper 80s. The severe weather through midweek will be the start of another active weather pattern across the C...

SNL's Spicer Rides Podium to Trump Tower, Begs to Keep Job

She then proceeds to berate reporters asking about Trump's decision to fire Comey and whether it was related to the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between his campai...

China Pledges $124 Billion For New Silk Road As Champion Of Globalization

Since 1999, that figure has surpassed US$7.5 billion. The United States sent a diplomatic note warning to China on Friday that North Korea's attendance at the summit could affect...

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

A Lehigh professor urged the university to rescind Trump's degree too, but the school took no action. "The future belongs to the people who follow their heart, no matter what the...

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

The popularity of the names, as determined by Social Security Administration data, is based on approximately 4 million births in the USA for 2016. For boys, the top picks are No...

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US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

US Intelligence Chief warns of deteriorating security in Afghanistan

Gen. Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing. Coats appeared before the committee along with other intel...

IS Head in Afghanistan Abdul Hasib Reported Dead in a Raid

As part of a growing effort against the terror group, the Afghan Air Force has also recently geared strikes toward ISIS hideouts in Nazyan and Achin districts. "This successful joi...

President Trump: I Was Going to Fire James Comey 'Regardless of Recommendations'

Mr Comey, an Obama administration appointee, was leading the FBI's Russian Federation probe. "Regardless of [the] recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said. Members ...

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

Even as Trump boldly predicted he would achieve peace where other presidents had failed, he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to t...

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

Growth picking up in EBRD regions despite political uncertainty

After strong momentum in 2016, when economic growth rose to 2.8 percent, Serbia will have growth of 2.9 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018, and the driver of growth will be dome...