• North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games
North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games

However, others fear that South Korea has fallen for a North Korean charm offensive and warned the worldwide community not to be complacent. North Korea's unexpected participation, negotiated in talks at the heavily fortified border between the two nations since the start of the year, has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough that could herald...

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  • Trump's doctor has
Trump's doctor has "no concerns" about US President's health

The Gallup polling company registered the worst annual score for the US since it began doing annual global leadership surveys in 2007 - with approval of USA leadership down almost 20 points in one year, now languishing at 30 per cent worldwide.

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  • Unprovoked Indian attack claims lives of three Pakistani women
Unprovoked Indian attack claims lives of three Pakistani women

Earlier this week on Monday, four Pakistani servicemen were martyred in cross-border shelling by Indian forces on the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Jandrot sector. Col. Nitin Joshi, an Indian army spokesman, said one soldier was killed in the Pakistani firing. Indian forces on Friday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations alon...

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  • China's economy will cool this year-but it's a good thing
China's economy will cool this year-but it's a good thing

Michael Schroeder, senior researcher with ZEW. The 2017 economic growth figures give Xi bragging rights for guiding the economy to surpass the 6.5% growth rate that the government had originally targeted. China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after surging in the month before, adding to signs of ebbing economic momentum. Nearly ...

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  • Emergency warning issued for two fires in Sydney's Royal National Park
Emergency warning issued for two fires in Sydney's Royal National Park

The state of New South Wales has already seen around 50 fires amid the blistering heat. NSW has endured hot, dry temperatures for several days, with Sunday expected to bring no relief. The out of control blaze has burnt about 20,000 hectares in the Pilliga Forest between Coonabarabran and Narrabri and is at advice level. Another fire in Bundarr...

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  • Connecticut Leaders React to Government Shutdown
Connecticut Leaders React to Government Shutdown

The White House said Saturday that Trump has been on the phone with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , R-Wis. Trump also laid the entire blame of the stalemate at the doorstep of Democrats whom he accused of obstructing measures to keep the government running and pushed for more Republicans to ...

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  • Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations
Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations

What's interesting is that we finally seem to be coming up with some answers. "Come on. To think that the President of the United States would refer to any country on Earth as an S-House country, for goodness' sakes, what does that say?" Along with Trump's " shithole " remark and other happenings in the current administration, CNN's Dana Bash...

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  • Boil order lifted for most of Orleans Parish; NOE still under advisory
Boil order lifted for most of Orleans Parish; NOE still under advisory

The water system's precarious position is driven by multiple factors. They say the water system has been working overtime and needs a reprieve to have filters cleaned at the utility's Carrollton treatment plant. "If we want water pressure to improve dramatically, we have to continue to conserve the amount of water that we use", he said. If one is f...

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  • Sometimes Trump sounds like a racist
Sometimes Trump sounds like a racist

Graham also told the Charleston Post and Courier that he favored a merit-based immigration system-a phrase that Trump uses a great deal-"But when I say merit-based, I don't mean just Europe". Booker said he thinks Nielsen may have lied to protect her job. What have those in the room said? 'When you're in that room, it's a sacred space in ...

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  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting
Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting

He was told to lose 10 to 15 pounds . Looking for news you can trust? Asked about a much-discussed episode in which the president seemed to slur his words during a televised speech in December about the Middle East, Jackson said it might had been caused by Sudafed, a medicine for nasal congestion.

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  • Trump warns U.S. government shutdown likely
Trump warns U.S. government shutdown likely

Republicans, who control both Congress and the White House , are now faced with the prospect of being blamed for the fourth shutdown in a quarter-century. "Tonight, they put politics over our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", Sanders said.

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  • Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher
Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

Third seed Garbine Muguruza and 2014 victor Stan Wawrinka both wilted and were knocked out. Sharapova , one of the highest earners in women's sport, suffered a string of early defeats after her comeback but has been working her way back up the rankings since.

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  • Donald Trump Denies
Donald Trump Denies "Shithole" Comment: "I Am Not A Racist"

On the phone that morning, Trump had praised a plan that Durbin and Republican Sen. And as Piers Morgan quizzed Ivana on the alleged comment , Ivana said the president is "definitely not racist". Durbin said Graham used the president's own explicit words to criticize Trump . The president has said any deal must include funding for the...

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  • Trump again says he's the
Trump again says he's the "least racist" person there is

Sanders said it was a "much more fair system" and the one supported and voted by Democrats "just years ago". Sen. Richard J. Durbin of IL told reporters that Trump "said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist" at a meeting at the White House on Thursday.

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  • Zuma's exit plan: Are the ANC dynamics changing?
Zuma's exit plan: Are the ANC dynamics changing?

The debate started late on Friday afternoon, this after a recall was proposed by national executive committee member David Masondo. Other female ANC leaders elected to the committee are Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Bathabile Dlamini, NomaIndia Mfeketo and Barbara Creecy.

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  • Erdogan: Ground operation in Syria's Afrin begins
Erdogan: Ground operation in Syria's Afrin begins

Turkish tanks have amassed near the border with Syria, while Turkish media reported that medical personnel in Kilis, a Turkish town across the border from Afrin, were asked not to take leave, apparently in anticipation of military operations.

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  • Syria Describes Turkey's Attacks on Afrin as Brutal Aggression
Syria Describes Turkey's Attacks on Afrin as Brutal Aggression

But Turkey also fears any gains in strength for the Syrian Kurds, whose territory runs along some of Turkey's south border. Differences over Syria policy have further complicated Turkey's already hard relationship with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally the United States.

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  • Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation
Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation

No move for Neymar? Mijatovic admitted that the Brazilian would be a welcome addition to Santiago Bernabeu, with an ideal scenario seeing him paired with Ronaldo in a fearsome attacking unit. He said: "These things must be talked about and if he [Ronaldo] is not happy then he has to say so". Zidane is under pressure at the Bernabeu with Real si...

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  • Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios
Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios

I don't judge that at all.' Asked how he reacts when he doesn't play the way he wants to, Dimitrov replied: 'When you don't feel well during the match, you need to find other courses to take out from them . Trailing 4-2 the alarm bells were sounding, but Dimitrov turned things around to regain control. His victory celebration spoke volumes. For ...

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  • Senator Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal
Senator Graham blames Trump's staff for scuttling deal

Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". "I am telling you that he did not use that word". He initially released a joint statement with Perdue that said he could not recall wh...

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  • Turkish aid body takes measures for civilians in Syria
Turkish aid body takes measures for civilians in Syria

The U.S. Defense Department on Friday dismissed comments that a Turkish military operation against the PYD/PKK-held city of Afrin in northern Syria would throw diplomatic relations between Ankara and Washington into chaos. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke by phone Saturday with his Russian counterpart, Gen...

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  • Turkish tour bus crashes into trees killing 11 passengers and injuring 46
Turkish tour bus crashes into trees killing 11 passengers and injuring 46

Officials say the bus carrying mostly people going on a ski trip has crashed into trees in Eskisehir province in north-west Turkey, leaving almost a dozen dead. The injured were now being treated at three different hospitals, according to the Dogan news agency. The two drivers, who were slightly injured, have been arrested, and an investigation has...

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  • Trump ends 1st yr with lowest common approval score
Trump ends 1st yr with lowest common approval score

Mr Trump is the first president to fall below a 40 per cent approval rating within the first year of presidency since Gallup began tracking public opinion on this issue in the late 1950s. Regionally, the image of US leadership suffered most in the Americas, where approval ratings dropped to a new low. "In mid-April, 33 percent of Republicans ...

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  • IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports
IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

However, the decision to field a unified ice hockey team has sparked a sharp backlash in the South, including from younger South Koreans upset that an unchastened North Korea is taking the spotlight. Earlier this week, South and North Korea announced the joint participation in the opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics and agreed to form a unifie...

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  • 1 dead following Abbotsford shooting
1 dead following Abbotsford shooting

When officers arrived, they found Lovepreet Singh Dhaliwal with gunshot wounds. Officers found one injured victim who was transported to the hospital for non life threatening injuries. Police said at the time that the targeted persons are "well known to police". "I urge these individuals to come forward and speak with IHIT", Corporal Frank Jang of ...

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