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Bavarian conservatives back Merkel despite differences on refugee cap

The original posts have since been removed because they breached German privacy laws. The rightwing party has also hailed the election of US President Donald Trump and last month met with European populists, including French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders of the Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party. [Full Article...]

Freezing rain warning in effect

Freezing rain warning in effect Travel conditions will likely be poor as the low pressure area bringing the precipitation moves in. Depending on temperatures and the exact track the system takes, several hours of freezing rain are possible. Warnings may be issued as required as this event draws closer. The statement is in effect across Renfrew County which includes Barry's Bay, Petawawa, Renfrew, Calabogie, Killaloe, Cobden,... [Full Article...]

Hamas rejected Israeli offer for swap of mentally ill prisoners

Hamas rejected Israeli offer for swap of mentally ill prisoners The Hamas-run ministry of interior said that the Israeli army carried out 17 airstrikes and two ground shelling on the Gaza Strip, including three airstrikes in the early afternoon and 17 airstrikes on Monday evening. Although rockets are sporadically fired from Gaza by smaller Palestinian resistance groups, Israel holds Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for such action... [Full Article...]

Cameroon To Represent Africa At FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017

What was notable about that dispute - which saw the players offered a bonus for reaching the semi-finals that was somehow four times smaller than that offered for the quarter-finals - was the way in which coach Hugo Broos publicly backed his players. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires security chief over 'corruption and abuse of power'

North Korea fires security chief over 'corruption and abuse of power' Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said Kim Won Hong was punished for "human rights abuses committed during interrogations at the State Security Department" among other things. In some cases, however, reports of mass executions and sackings have proved unreliable. Kim Jong Un listens during the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. [Full Article...]

Trump Is 'Pissed' He Won Election — Howard Stern

Stern says he doesn't think Trump has really changed his mind about abortion, but that the new POTUS is simply pandering the the voter base that elected him. "He's so f-ing pissed, he's hoping that he can find some voter fraud and hand it over to Hillary". (Trump contributed money to her senate campaigns.) Stern speculated that Trump likely still is pro-Hollywood but that it's harder since he's do... [Full Article...]

Man Arrested in Connection with Death of Queens Jogger

Man Arrested in Connection with Death of Queens Jogger Boyce, said at a press conference Sunday. Investigators interviewed Lewis on Thursday and obtained a DNA sample from him, which Boyce said was tested and linked to DNA found at the scene and on the victim. Lewis is expected to be arraigned on murder and sexual assault charges. On Aug. 2 the victim, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano , had told her father, a retired NY firefighter, she was going out... [Full Article...]

United States puts Iran 'on notice' after missile test

Javad Zarif affirmed his position on Tuesday, a day after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the USA was "aware that Iran fired a missile" and "looking into the exact nature of it". While a number of Republican lawmakers have called for the agreement to be torn apart, Trump avoided that language during his campaign, calling it a "bad deal" that he meant to review. [Full Article...]

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan, AJK

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan, AJK An all-rounder who has huge following in this part of Kashmir took to twitter where he posted his views on "Kashmir Solidarity Day". People took to the streets in the cities of Islamabad , Karachi , Lahore, Peshawar, Sargodha, Multan, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Dera Ismail Khan, Sialkot, Chiniot, Vehari, Sadiqabad, Nawabshah, Dera Bugti and Muzaffarabad and voiced their support for Kashmiris... [Full Article...]

India Hands Over Pakistani Boy To Her Mother At Wagah Attari Border

India Hands Over Pakistani Boy To Her Mother At Wagah Attari Border Upon seeing the kid walking past the border under protection of Pakistan Army men and border security force, the mother embraced her child and broke into tears. "I am thankful to the Pakistani government for its help for return of my child", Iftikhar's mother Rohina Kiyani had said yesterday at Wagah. According to IANS, "Gulzar had allegedly lied to his wife that he was taking Iftikhar to a wedd... [Full Article...]

US Navy deploys missile destroyer off the coast of Yemen

US Navy deploys missile destroyer off the coast of Yemen Following the test of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload Trump has imposed sanctions on 26 companies and individuals from around the world that are linked to the firing. The press secretary did not correct the allegation that the Iranian government carried out the attack. President Trump has intensified the pressure on Iran over the tests, writing on Twitter Friday that he... [Full Article...]

Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos will attend White House press briefing

Trump took offense Thursday morning over the canceled speech. They worry that the administration could order an audit of the research grants awarded to Berkeley or to specific researchers there, in retribution for speaking out or for pursuing research avenues that the new administration opposes. [Full Article...]

UK Gov't Vows to Block Scotland's Bid for Second Independence Referendum

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, strongly opposes another referendum but has said that the UK Government should not stop one from taking place. He said: "We don't see the need for a referendum". Speaking after she had pressed Theresa May, the prime minister, to accept that Scotland deserved privileged access to the single market because it voted against leaving the EU, Sturgeon... [Full Article...]

USA attorney general defies Trump immigrant ban

President Donald Trump fired the nation's acting attorney general as the repercussions from the president's executive order banning some immigrant travel to the US continue to shake his administration in just its second week in office. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions, and approval from the full Senate could come later this wee... [Full Article...]

Punjab, Goa Election 2017: High-octane campaign ends, polling on 4 Feb

Punjab, Goa Election 2017: High-octane campaign ends, polling on 4 Feb Congress star campaigner and party candidate from Amritsar East Navjot Singh Sidhu along with his wife and son exercised their franchise at a polling booth in Amritsar North at around 1145 hrs. A technical snag was reported in VVPAT machines in Majitha and Sangrur , an election office spokesman said, adding that the matter had been referred to the ECI. [Full Article...]

This is BJP's fight against 'SCAM' - Samajwadi, Congress, Akhilesh, Mayawati: PM Modi

This is BJP's fight against 'SCAM' - Samajwadi, Congress, Akhilesh, Mayawati: PM Modi The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the party was ready to "do everything" for the state since it was Uttar Pradesh that had voted for him and "made me PM". He said no legal action has been taken against those who commit crimes in UP. "Those who filled rooms with currency notes collected by selling party tickets are very anguished as I forced them to deposit their money in banks". [Full Article...]

London protesters call for United Kingdom to withdraw Trump invitation

Stand Up To Racism, Stop The War Coalition and the People's Voice have joined forces with the East London Mosque, Muslim Council of Britain and Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) to protest in solidarity against the policy. Trump and Republican congressional candidates won key victories in November remains to be seen, but we newly energized volunteers will be working to clip his wings, and u... [Full Article...]

Senate approves Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General

Senate approves Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General The Republicans are very disappointed with what is transpiring in the committee hearings with all the delays and tricks the Democrats are employing. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who sits on the Finance Committee. Senate Democrats have promised a fight, after Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's choice Judge Merrick Garland a year ago. It sparked a wave of protests in major US cities. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires spy chief after inquiry

North Korea fires spy chief after inquiry Kim Won-hong had survived repeated purges since Kim Jong-un took power in 2011 which have seen four of the North's five highest-ranking military officers purged. "I believe the discord among the leadership and the issue of conflicts surrounding Kim Jong Un can be one [reason] of our speculations", Jeong said. The official said that the party will likely decide the level of punishment for Kim aft... [Full Article...]

Snapchat parent files for $3Bn IPO; posted $514.6M loss in 2016

Snapchat parent files for $3Bn IPO; posted $514.6M loss in 2016 Revenue soared to $404.84 million in 2016 vs. $58.66 million in 2015, according to Snap's SEC filing . However, Snap lost $ 514 million previous year, making the company still not profitable. Snapchat is, in fact, one of the largest users of Google's cloud tools. Revenues a year ago came in at $404.5m (£324m), up from $58.7m (£47m) in 2015, a near sevenfold increase. [Full Article...]


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