• United Nations envoy says no change in USA position on North Korea talks
United Nations envoy says no change in USA position on North Korea talks

Kim accepted Moon's proposal. But US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that there was "no turnaround" in the US stance, reiterating that the North must stop nuclear tests for talks with Washington. Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, citing a South Korean government source, that Seoul will not demand the deal be renegotiated or to...

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  • President ties border wall to DACA deal
President ties border wall to DACA deal

Schumer did not close the door on more money for some types of border security, although he said lawmakers would also have to provide legal protections for the children of immigrants who entered the country illegally. If Republicans continue to pile on demands, then Democrats will insist on more concessions than just Dreamer legislation, he add...

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  • Angela Merkel hopeful of breakthrough in coalition talks
Angela Merkel hopeful of breakthrough in coalition talks

Tough bargaining will be required on spending and immigration if Martin Schulz's party is to rejoin the coalition which governed from 2013 until an indecisive election a year ago. Another poll published by public broadcaster ARD found that only 45 percent of Germans view a new grand coalition positively, while 52 percent considered this a bad o...

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  • Major tech groups to join legal fight against FCC over net neutrality
Major tech groups to join legal fight against FCC over net neutrality

The FCC voted on December 14 to overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from controlling the loading speeds for certain websites. The legal challenge has particularly been supported by Netflix, whose data-heavy video streams could face extra charges by internet service providers, also said it would suppo...

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  • Donald Trump 'starts his official work day at 11am', leaked schedules reveal
Donald Trump 'starts his official work day at 11am', leaked schedules reveal

He then has " Executive Time " for an hour followed by an hour lunch in the private dining room. President Trump's schedule has been steadily shrinking over his year in office and it now includes a lot of "Executive Time ", which is often code for watching TV and using Twitter in his residence, according to Jonathan Swan at Axios , who sa...

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  • Assassin's Creed Origins Adds Free Update And Premium DLC This Month
Assassin's Creed Origins Adds Free Update And Premium DLC This Month

In addition to those new features, players will be able to take on two past deities in case they missed them during their initial Trials of the Gods appearances. Information regarding the plot in The Hidden Ones is sparse, with Ubisoft simply stating that "Bayek and the Assassins will clash with the Romans, who occupy an all-new region in the...

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  • Deadly protests grip Sudan over rising bread prices
Deadly protests grip Sudan over rising bread prices

On Saturday, police fired tear gas at groups of students protesting the price rise in the central Sudanese town of Sennar, witnesses told AFP . To quell anti-austerity protests in Khartoum, Sudanese security forces in September 2013 carried out a brutal crackdown on the peaceful demonstration, killing almost two hundred protesters say human ri...

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  • Trump says he's 'well prepared' for 2018 agenda
Trump says he's 'well prepared' for 2018 agenda

The discussions have involved, for example, whether the interview can be written questioning as opposed to in-person questioning. Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly maintained that he did nothing improper and that, as president, he had unequivocal authority to fire Comey and to take other actions.

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  • Man arrested over Denis Donaldson murder released by gardaí
Man arrested over Denis Donaldson murder released by gardaí

Gardaí investigating the murder arrested two men (in their 30s and 40s) on Sunday, 7 January; both are now detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. Donaldson (55), a former Sinn Féin group administrator at the Stormont Assembly, was shot dead in a remote rural cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal ...

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  • Ashes series: Australia complete 4-0 rout
Ashes series: Australia complete 4-0 rout

Cummins cleaned up England's tail clinically after lunch on day five of the fifth Test, finishing with eight wickets for the match. Exhausted after spending two days in the field under a scorching sun, England's top order collapsed on day four, leaving Australia needing just six more wickets on Monday to complete a 4-0 series win.

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  • Russian bases in Syria attacked with drones, defense ministry says
Russian bases in Syria attacked with drones, defense ministry says

Russian forces were able to overpower radio signals for some of the drones and gain control of them during the incident on Friday night, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Hmeimim airbase and announced the withdrawal of some of the country's troops from Syria.

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  • Iran bans teaching of English in schools
Iran bans teaching of English in schools

Justifying the decision Navid-Adham added that this decision is necessary, there is this assumption that during the primary education period the framework of the Iranian culture is laid in the minds of students. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has previously lambasted the spread of English to younger students, though the language has persisted as citize...

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  • Subway Riders Go Pants-Free on a Frigid Day in NYC
Subway Riders Go Pants-Free on a Frigid Day in NYC

Participants took part even though the air temperature reached only 18 degrees at Central Park on Sunday. Temperature highs on Sunday are expected to be 20-25 degrees Fahrenheit. Participants in an global "no pants" stunt board a subway in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, January 7, 2018. The event had its tongue planted firmly in cheek with taglines li...

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  • Indian state bans loudspeakers at religious, public places
Indian state bans loudspeakers at religious, public places

The loudspeakers installed in public places can not have a sound level more than 10 decibels above the ambient noise level at the periphery of a public place and 5 decibels above the ambient noise level at the periphery of a private place, Kumar said.

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  • China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision
China Says 32 People, Mostly Iranians, Missing After Oil Tanker Collision

China's Xinhua news agency said eight Chinese ships were dispatched in a search-and-rescue operation. The ministry said all 21 Chinese crew members were rescued from the damaged cargo vessel. The ministry said it was heading to South Korea with its cargo. This is the first major accident involving an Iranian oil tanker since global sanctions we...

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  • Former champion Victoria Azarenka pulls out of Australian Open
Former champion Victoria Azarenka pulls out of Australian Open

The former world no. 1 has not played since Wimbledon a year ago and will be replaced in Melbourne by Australian wildcard Ajla Tomljanovic . She is in an ongoing custody battle involving him. The 28-year-old won the Grand Slam in 2012 and 2013, but is "unable to travel to Australia this year", organisers said. The Russian star, who has made the ...

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  • Mandatory evacuations ordered as strong storm threatens Thomas Fire burn areas
Mandatory evacuations ordered as strong storm threatens Thomas Fire burn areas

The Monday night forecast for Santa Barbara calls for 25 miles per hour winds gusting to 38 miles per hour out of the southwest and southeast. The storm is not forecast to be a major one, but it could cause hazardous and hard travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and East, the National Weather Service said.

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  • India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi
India to ferry Haj pilgrims to Jeddah via sea route: Naqvi

Meanwhile, after government's decision to allow women to go on Haj pilgrimage without mahram (male counterpart, guardian or relative) was not welcomed by some clerics. Now, after the green signal from Saudi Arabia, officials from both countries will discuss the technical issues so that the sea route can be started in the coming years.

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  • DOJ's pot memo creates big decision for US Attorneys
DOJ's pot memo creates big decision for US Attorneys

President Barack Obama instituted policy that prevented federal law enforcement from interfering with the sale and consumption of marijuana in states where it was legal. Right now, the issue rests with individual U.S. Attorneys, who are conscious of the fact that their political careers could suffer tremendously if they pursue an unpopular crackdow...

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  • NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910
NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910

Under the mayor's Vision Zero initiative , fatalities have dropped 28 percent since 2013, with pedestrian deaths seeing a 45 percent decline, the lowest numbers since the city began tracking such data in 1910. He credited the NYPD with issuing a record number of summonses a year ago for failure to yield to a pedestrian and speeding. The National...

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  • FG team returns 481 stranded Nigerians
FG team returns 481 stranded Nigerians

Mustapha Maihaja, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and a representative of the National Security Adviser. "There are different centres of power in that country. The central government recognised by the United Nations and AU do not have full control of the territories controlled by rebels".

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  • US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Israel Jan. 22-23
US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Israel Jan. 22-23

The White House officially announced on Monday that Mike Pence's visit to Israel will take place later this month. The statement also said that Pence would discuss the need to "assist persecuted religious minorities" during his trip. The Vice President is scheduled to present remarks at the Knesset. Palestinian officials have refused to eng...

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  • Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author
Republicans urge investigation into Trump dossier author

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , R-Iowa, and Sen. They recommended Christopher Steele , the author of the dossier, be investigated for allegedly making false statements about the distribution of claims contained in the dossier.

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  • Protect rights of medical marijuana patients
Protect rights of medical marijuana patients

At least not yet. "Right now we just have to kind of keep pushing through, don't get scared by what we see at the federal level right now because I just truly believe you can't turn back a clock that's already been wound", said Roz McCarthy CEO, the founder of Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

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  • 6 times Oprah stoked or shot down 2020 presidential run speculation
6 times Oprah stoked or shot down 2020 presidential run speculation

But let's all take a breath. While contemplating an independent run for president as an independent in 1999, Trump told Larry King that Winfrey would be his first choice for running mate. That's indisputably true, but it's also beside the point. Neither I nor anyone else really knows how she would respond to the challenges of that mo...

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