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Corbyn faces new Labour split after imposing three-line whip on Brexit Bill

Corbyn faces new Labour split after imposing three-line whip on Brexit Bill However, in the case of Labour MPs, this set them in direct conflict with their party leader, after Mr Corbyn confirmed he would impose a three-line whip to back the Government's legislation. Although shadow cabinet positions tend to be an attractive proposition to ambitious backbenchers, this is not the case under Corbyn. Several other Labour frontbenchers are also considering their position. [Full Article...]

President Trump: 'Very Early' To Talk About Lifting Sanctions Against Russia

President Trump: 'Very Early' To Talk About Lifting Sanctions Against Russia Trump was reluctant to accept the intelligence assessments, but during a press conference earlier this month he acknowledged for the first time, "As far as hacking, I think it's Russian Federation". If Congress then reimposed the sanctions through legislation, Trump could veto the law but that would pave the way for a struggle that would split the Republicans and which the president could not be s... [Full Article...]

Rep. Paul Ryan on President Trump's Tweets. 'Get Used to It.'

Rep. Paul Ryan on President Trump's Tweets. 'Get Used to It.' But for the most part, it was all cheers-for deregulation, for promoting anti-abortion policies, for cutting taxes. "It is my honor to invite you to address a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in the hall of the House of Representatives", Ryan wrote in a letter to the president that the speaker published on his Twitter feed. [Full Article...]

Two teammates of Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo 'liked' his infamous Instagram post

Two teammates of Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo 'liked' his infamous Instagram post After their loss against the Hawks yesterday, Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade had some choice words to say about their team-mates. I'm not a Bulls fan specifically, but as a basketball fan living near Chicago I can honestly say that this behavior exhibited by the team's "star" players is unacceptable and unprofessional. [Full Article...]

Illegal Settlement Plans in Israel Condemned by UN

It's beginning to look as if President Trump is having second thoughts about his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Several prospective United States presidents have promised to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem , but none have actually followed through with the controversial move. [Full Article...]

Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Hacking Investigator for Treason

Novaya Gazeta cited unidentified sources as saying Mikhailov was arrested during a meeting with other FSB officers in Moscow, and was taken from the room with a sack over his head. Russia's Tzargrad news site published a story claiming that Mikhailov had secretly been the leader of a notorious Russian hacking group called Shaltay-Boltay (or Humpty Dumpty), and that the group was secretly backed... [Full Article...]

Equatorial Guinea Confirms It Is Hosting Gambia's Yahya Jammeh

The Gambian president, Adama Barrow. Reuters earlier reported that hundreds of people gathered along the streets of Gambia's capital Banjul to welcome home the new president after former President Yahya Jammeh went into exile under pressure from regional leaders. [Full Article...]

In President Trump's Hometown, Thousands Take to the Streets to Protest

In President Trump's Hometown, Thousands Take to the Streets to Protest From white-haired couples in pink hats to young boys and girls carrying colorful signs, millions came out to support the march. It was an exhilarating demonstration of the power of women and, considering that countless supportive men joined the women's marches, of the power of the people. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis strikes blow for church 'liberals' in condom row

Both the order and the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis had accepted the "resignation" of the order's Grand Master, Englishman Matthew Festing, who had been involved in an internal row about the distribution of condoms. Festing resigned on Tuesday and the Vatican announced it would name a papal delegate to run the order. Cardinal Burke, the order's patron, was critical of numerous potenti... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Military seizes control of eastern Mosul from Islamic State: Prime Minister

Iraqi Military seizes control of eastern Mosul from Islamic State: Prime Minister Last October, the Iraqi army - backed by a US -led air coalition and local allies on the ground - began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. Mosul, bisected by the Tigris River, is the group's remaining major stronghold in Iraq and the country's second-largest city. The Iraqi security forces also seized a sizable amount of explosive materials from locations... [Full Article...]

Greece's Supreme Court Rules Against Extradition of 8 Turkish Soldiers

The eight Turkish soldiers sought political asylum in Greece after the failed July 2016 coup attempt. The Greek court blocked the extradition of the former officers - two commanders, four captains and two sergeants - on the grounds that they would not have a fair trial in Turkey . [Full Article...]

The United States Is No Longer a Full Democracy

The United States Is No Longer a Full Democracy Instead, the EIU, which is part of a sister organization to "The Economist " newspaper, downgraded the U.S.to the level of democracies such as Italy, France and Costa Rica. The Democracy Index found that the election of Donald Trump to the White House happened because popular confidence in government had slipped to historic lows in America. [Full Article...]

Where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Seattle

Wang Center in Stony Brook. Chang will give a presentation on the year's highlights and the significance of being born in the year of the rooster. The OU Confucius Institute will also host a Chinese New Year Celebration performance 7:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

TV Memories of Mary Tyler Moore can be found everywhere

Her life in Minneapolis, a place I wouldn't visit until two years ago, became a life that a woman could live anywhere. She sure took to it quickly, Van Dyke suggested in series of gracious compliments to the actress. " Mary Tyler Moore really opened the door for women - for women not defined by relationships and for women trying to have a career", Bergen told "Today" hosts Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb... [Full Article...]

Japan Launches First Military Satellite

It is the first satellite Japan's Ministry of Defence, which shoulders the mission to upgrade the Self-Defence Forces' (SDF) communications network. Japan and China has territorial dispute over some uninhabited islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. In the nine months from April to December, Japan mixed warrior planes to counter Chinese airship moving toward Japanese airsp... [Full Article...]

Al-Shabaab Attacks Mogadishu Hotel, Kills At Least 28

Al-Shabaab Attacks Mogadishu Hotel, Kills At Least 28 Many journalists who came to report about the attack, were injured during the second bomb attack. Many people are feared dead as a massive vehicle explosion hit a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu early Wednesday, witnesses and police said. [Full Article...]

Four Cameroon anti-Boko Haram soldiers killed in helicopter crash

The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday - a sharp increase from earlier counts. Boko Haram is believed to be behind the disturbing attacks. The extremist group has killed an estimated 15,000 people during seven year reign of terror in north-east Nigeria. [Full Article...]

President Trump signs order to build Mexico border wall

President Trump signs order to build Mexico border wall In cities such as San Francisco , local officials, often Democrats, refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on actions against illegal immigrants. "All it is, is we will be reimbursed at a later date from whatever transaction we'll make from Mexico." "I just signed two executive orders that will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs and billions and billions of dollars", he added. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation offers rebels new peace plan that includes Assad

Russian Federation offers rebels new peace plan that includes Assad A major point of disagreement in earlier talks has been the influence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in any new government. Russian Federation and Turkey invited the US government to the Astana talks. The Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, ended on Tuesday, with a final communique backing a one year ceasefire reached recently in Syria, and brought six-year-old foes face to face for the fir... [Full Article...]

EuroMillions - what's the chances of a Kilkenny victor?

EuroMillions - what's the chances of a Kilkenny victor? The winning numbers were 05, 01, 23, 17, 07 , Camelot said. There had been some speculation that the winning ticket was sold in Dundalk on social media last night but the National Lottery have yet to reveal the location where the lucky ticket was bought, thus pouring cold water on those rumours. [Full Article...]


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