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Jerusalem should be a shared capital: British FM

Jerusalem should be a shared capital: British FM He was referring to Trump's tweet last week threatening to cut aid to the Palestinians, including to UNRWA , if Palestinians do not return to the negotiation table. Yet it could also have a negative effect on Israel , which also relies on the Palestinian Authority to help maintain calm. The US is the largest single donor to UNRWA, with over $350 million in annual official aid. [Full Article...]

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for coordinated European Union approach to China

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for coordinated European Union approach to China French President Emmanuel Macron has wrapped up day two of his three-day state visit to China . Meanwhile, French beef producers hailed a deal reached during Macron's visit that China would end its embargo on French beef imposed in 2001 after Europe's "mad cow" disease scare of the late 1990s. [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart

Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart He is quoted as saying that Trump Jr. committed treason by his dealing with the Russians and that Ivanka was stupid as a brick. But applying this rule that when push comes to shove Trump ultimately only cares about himself and his family also helps explain why Bannon's demise does not mean the end of Trumpism. [Full Article...]

US Davos delegation to include Mnuchin, Ross and Lighthizer

US Davos delegation to include Mnuchin, Ross and Lighthizer The WEF made the statement late Tuesday after the White House confirmed that Trump would attend the gathering of some 350 governmental leaders, plus hundreds of business executives and civil society leaders that takes place January 23-26. Last year, before he was inaugurated, none of Trump's aides or Cabinet nominees attended the conference. "We're thrilled the president is coming. And I think w... [Full Article...]

Fog, rain moves in as state warns of 'flash freezing'

Fog, rain moves in as state warns of 'flash freezing' Wind chill values as low as minus 5 degrees. After a Thursday night of heavy rain and melting snowpack, flood warnings remained in effect on Friday morning for parts of Wood, Tyler, Ohio, Hancock, Marshall, Wetzel, Brooke, Monongalia and Marion counties. [Full Article...]

ANC Denies Reports About President Zuma's Demands For Stepping Down

ANC Denies Reports About President Zuma's Demands For Stepping Down However, according to sources, the NEC members were kept in a separate room while Nelson Mandela grandson Nkosi Mandla Mandela had a meeting with Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe, Paul Mashatile, Ace Magashule, Jessie Duarte and ANC provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane. [Full Article...]

Kachikwu Heads Committee Seeking Long-Term Solution To Fuel Scarcity

Kachikwu Heads Committee Seeking Long-Term Solution To Fuel Scarcity In a presentation to the Joint Senate and House Committees on Petroleum Downstream on Thursday, Dr. Kachikwu explained that it was imperative to explore options which would open up the market and allow oil marketers to import petroleum products and complement the ongoing efforts by the NNPC to sustain the sanitization of the products supply and distribution matrix. [Full Article...]

Vote at United Nations not to influence India-Israel ties: Envoy

Vote at United Nations not to influence India-Israel ties: Envoy Netanyahu said that last July's visit to Israel by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "a very important milestone, and my visit will see an expansion of economic and other ties". The new budget addresses two critical needs of Israel's economy: the highest budget for the Agriculture Ministry since its inception - $537 million, a 12% increase, which includes budgeting for extra foreign workers in ag... [Full Article...]

Celebrity Big Brother's India Willoughby Stuns Housemates With Alien Abduction Claim

Celebrity Big Brother's India Willoughby Stuns Housemates With Alien Abduction Claim As she was greeted with applause after exiting, Willoughby looked surprised and said: "I expected a hail of bullets, thanks heavens that wasn't the case". Even I get bored of it!' 'I think I hit a really big one with the gender question.' She was greeted by her mother Sandra, looking emotional as she said 'I missed you!' It was revealed just after 10.30pm that India received the fewest votes, ... [Full Article...]

Pak court: Nab culprit behind child's rape, murder in 36 hrs

Pak court: Nab culprit behind child's rape, murder in 36 hrs Zainab Ansari's rape and murder has shocked Pakistan , and as the news spread out on the social media, people are giving their support and condolences to the family. Several hundred law enforcement officials are involved in the manhunt; at least 90 suspects have had their DNA tested. "Campaigns are to be conducted in schools, colleges and public spaces to create awareness for prevention of chi... [Full Article...]

News of activist's detention leads to NYC supporter arrests

News of activist's detention leads to NYC supporter arrests Ragbir is the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NY and has been nationally recognized for his work. Sixteen other people were taken into custody. These supporters of immigrant rights are also hostile to the ongoing negotiations between Democrats and the Trump administration over the potential elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy, which defers th... [Full Article...]

Wing panel falls off Japanese PM's jumbo jet

Wing panel falls off Japanese PM's jumbo jet Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said his participation in the games would depend on his parliamentary schedule. A panel the size of a laptop computer fell off one of the Japanese prime minister's jumbo jets, the defence force said on Friday, a potentially embarrassing mishap amid concern over the dangers posed by parts falling off U.S. [Full Article...]

Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4

Eight Earthquakes Strike Iran-Iraq Border, Injuring 4 An natural disaster of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale was registered in the western part of Iran , the Euro-Mediterranean seismic center reported. The quake was felt in several Iranian cities and eight villages were damaged. "So far, no fatalities or injuries have been reported", a local official told Iranian TV. [Full Article...]

Gay couple's joy after ECJ advisor backs bid for Romania marriage recognition

Gay couple's joy after ECJ advisor backs bid for Romania marriage recognition So while the 28 EU countries "are free to provide or not for marriage for persons of the same sex", they must not limit their application of spousal rights in a way that infringes "on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States", Wathelet wrote. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom won't pay to access single market post-Brexit

United Kingdom won't pay to access single market post-Brexit The analysis shows that under the worst of the five scenarios modelled - leaving in March 2019 without a deal or transition arrangements in place - would see 482,000 fewer jobs across the country and a loss of £46.8bn in investment by 2030. [Full Article...]

Apparent China sub, warship approach waters near Senkakus

Apparent China sub, warship approach waters near Senkakus The officials say the submarine again entered Japan's contiguous zone on Thursday morning off Taisho Island of the Senkaku Islands. "This behavior unilaterally raises tensions, and we are seriously concerned about it", Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told the press. [Full Article...]

Marriott apologizes after listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

Marriott apologizes after listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), along with other Chinese political factions that developed in the early 20th century like the Kuomintang, saw industrialization and economic modernization as the main path for China to recover its prestige. [Full Article...]

European powers urge United States not to abandon Iran nuclear deal

European powers urge United States not to abandon Iran nuclear deal Trump, as well as Washington's neoconservative establishment, sees little worth in the years of slow-moving diplomacy that led to the landmark accord, which they believe did nothing to curb Iran's provocative behavior in the region. He called the deal a "considerable diplomatic accomplishment" and called for worldwide support for the deal. Basically, one side is benefiting from the JCPOA, but it... [Full Article...]

Putin: it's not Turkey, behind the attack on Russian base in Syria

Putin: it's not Turkey, behind the attack on Russian base in Syria As for this kind of incidents, there is nothing good about them. The attacks in Syria were provocations aimed at undermining Russia's relations with its partners, including Turkey, Putin told reporters in Moscow , according to Russia's Sputnik news agency. [Full Article...]

California mudslides: Crews dig through debris

California mudslides: Crews dig through debris The number has fluctuated since the disaster struck in the early morning darkness Tuesday and was as low as 16 on Wednesday evening. First responders have rescued dozens of people since early Tuesday morning, when intense downpours caused mudslides and flash flooding in Santa Barbara County that killed 17 people . [Full Article...]


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