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Spat: Spain Declares Venezuelan Ambassador 'Persona Non Grata'

Spat: Spain Declares Venezuelan Ambassador 'Persona Non Grata' The EU earlier imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government. President Nicolás Maduro has accused Spain of pushing for the European Union sanctions and plotting to oust him. The move came a day after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy defended the sanctions, saying in a radio interview they were "well deserved" given the "brutal decisions" and "the understanding of democ... [Full Article...]

Pakistan seal T20I series 2-1

Pakistan seal T20I series 2-1 Pakistan shone with bat and ball to defeat New Zealand by 48 runs in the second Twenty20 worldwide ( T20I ) at the Eden Park here on Thursday. The consecutive defeats, following an unbeaten 13-match winning streak across all formats against Windies and Pakistan , put a dampener on New Zealand's preparation for next month's triangular series with Australia and England. [Full Article...]

Local Philadelphia Eagles Fans Flocking to the Super Bowl

Local Philadelphia Eagles Fans Flocking to the Super Bowl He's played a major role with the Eagles , rushing for a team-high 766 yards on 173 carries (4.4 yards per carry) and notching two more TDs in the playoffs while sharing the load with Jay Ajayi and rookie Corey Clement. Easier said than done against Brady. The NFC's top seed, however, edged the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round before breezing to a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in ... [Full Article...]

Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest

Russian Opposition Leader arrested after political protest In a Facebook post , Navalny thanked everyone who had taken to the streets Sunday. "Come to Tverskaya. You do not go for me, but for yourself and your future", Navalny tweeted in Russian. "We've already endured this for 18 years", reported the Guardian. "I'm not scared to protest", added the former culture ministry worker. The softer approach suggested authorities have adapted their tacti... [Full Article...]

Mission to rescue Polish mountaineer from Pakistan's 'killer mountain' called off

Mission to rescue Polish mountaineer from Pakistan's 'killer mountain' called off Any extra money raised will now go to Mackiewicz's family. The rescue involved four mountaineers flown by the Pakistani military from the base camp of K2 - the world's second-highest peak - to reach the stranded climbers . "They hopefully will recover the lady tonight", he said, adding that saving Mackiewicz will be "quite difficult" because he is believed to "be present on a very high point". [Full Article...]

Second-ranked Virginia holds off No. 4 Duke 65-63

Second-ranked Virginia holds off No. 4 Duke 65-63 The Blue Devils' players are among the best in the country. The students practically are on top of the court, in part because they're on top of press row, which is courtside. There are plenty of individual battles in this game to look at, but the one that might be the most consequential is on the wings between Devon Hall of Virginia and Gary Trent Jr. [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly working to get Nunes memo released

Trump reportedly working to get Nunes memo released On Wednesday, the Justice Department issued a rebuke to the House Intelligence Committee over the memo, stating it would be "reckless" to release the information without it being cleared. A top congressional intelligence source informed Fox News on Wednesday that it is really foolish that they would attempt to hinder us from publicizing the memo. [Full Article...]

Plane Catches Fire at Nellis AFB

Plane Catches Fire at Nellis AFB Consultancy group and security experts Strategic Sentinel said on Twitter the plane had suffered "critical engine failure". The Australian Government Department of Defence said in a statement Saturday that the incident involved an EA-18G Growler during an exercise. [Full Article...]

China urges Japan to work with it to improve strained relations

China urges Japan to work with it to improve strained relations It is likely the two sides will discuss recent territoral disputes in the East China and South China Seas. He added "to improve and develop China-Japan relations meets the interests of both sides, and common aspirations of various circles of the two societies". [Full Article...]

Melania Trump visits Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum

Melania Trump visits Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum Cohen has denied the payment and Trump has denied the affair. After you watch President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, there's another television-watching appointment you might want to make. It also comes after In Touch magazine last week published a 7-year-old interview with Daniels in which she goes into salacious details about the alleged affair . [Full Article...]

Yemeni PM appeals to Arabs to save Aden after separatists' advances

Yemeni PM appeals to Arabs to save Aden after separatists' advances As the fighting raged, the Saudi-led coalition, which is supporting Mr Hadi's internationally recognised government against Iran-backed Houthi insurgents, issued a call for Yemenis to remain united against the rebels despite differences in views and affiliations. [Full Article...]

Trump offers apology for retweeting anti-Muslim video

Trump offers apology for retweeting anti-Muslim video He described the country - where his family owns two golf resorts - as a "very special place" during an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV . If we don't evolve, there's something missing. But it's also the most surprising, because he actually just went and said it! 'I don't want to be involved with these people. Twitter , meanwhile, was buzzing after the interview was revealed. [Full Article...]

IKEA founder, longtime resident of Switzerland dead at 91

IKEA founder, longtime resident of Switzerland dead at 91 He was one of the richest people in the world, and his family remains the wealthiest in Switzerland - as reported by Swiss business magazine Bilanz in November. Its complex business structure has drawn controversy and the European Commission said past year that it had launched an investigation into Ikea's tax arrangements. [Full Article...]

White House nails Holocaust Remembrance statement on just its second try

White House nails Holocaust Remembrance statement on just its second try We need to build a strong society that stands up for what is right. "We regret to observe that particularly in some Western countries, along with the rising far-right movements, racism, discrimination, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, hate-speech and xenophobia have regained ground". [Full Article...]

Tourists face jail for 'porn dance' antics in Cambodia

Tourists face jail for 'porn dance' antics in Cambodia They raided, rounded us up - there was about 80 to 100 people at this party, some of them were tourists. WORRIED Brits are now in a makeshift cell facing a year behind bars for allegedly performing " pornographic dancing " at a Cambodian pool party. [Full Article...]

At Least 37 Dead After Fire In South Korean Hospital

At Least 37 Dead After Fire In South Korean Hospital Fire officials said the hospital wasn't big enough to require them. Sejong Hospital in the southeastern city of Miryang had a total of 194 patients before the fire at its general medical ward and its nursing ward for the elderly. "The Moon Jae-in administration should have at least kept South Koreans safe, to justify the launch of this government", the party said in a statement, demanding a "mas... [Full Article...]

Senate to release testimony from Trump Jr. on Trump Tower meeting

Senate to release testimony from Trump Jr. on Trump Tower meeting Grassley said Feinstein's decision likely prevents the committee from re-interviewing Kushner and the other participants. Senator Grassley said he felt his committee's investigation of the Trump Tower meeting was complete, so it was time to start releasing the testimony. [Full Article...]

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency Enjoy the spectacular view of the Mayon Volcano's eruption, with lava flows and smoke moving down the mountain. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said airports in Legazpi, Naga and Masbate have been reopened starting from 3:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Senators used a "talking stick" during shutdown negotiations

Senators used a Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME corralled her colleagues into a polite discussion to fund the USA government Monday by forcing them to use a "talking stick". After that, the stick was removed and replaced by a small rubber ball. The talks were held in Collins' office, so she set the rules: Whoever was holding the stick was the only person allowed to talk. [Full Article...]

Canadian billionaire couple victims of 'targeted' double homicide

Canadian billionaire couple victims of 'targeted' double homicide They were bothfully clothed and wearing coats pulled down over their shoulders. The police did not find any signs of forced entry into the home. Gomes disputed those reports, saying police were always considering three possibilities: double suicide, murder-suicide and double homicide. [Full Article...]


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