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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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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...