• United States embassy in Jerusalem would hurt peace, Palestinian president says
United States embassy in Jerusalem would hurt peace, Palestinian president says

But Trump suggested in January that the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem, and lawmakers have introduced a bill recognizing the holy city as the Israeli capital. Rubin predicted that Obama and Kerry could end up making matters in the Middle East even more complicated with their manoeuvres. "We have heard in the media that the United States a...

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  • Obama Administration To Loosen Sanctions Against Sudan
Obama Administration To Loosen Sanctions Against Sudan

Obama informed Congress on Friday that he will lift barriers against the Khartoum government but only after a six-month delay to ensure Sudan continues to improve its human rights record. Israel also has pressed the U.S.to adopt a friendlier relationship with Sudan after it cracked down on shipments of suspected Iranian weapons to groups hostile to...

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  • Le Moyne College wants to be part of Governor's Tuition Plan
Le Moyne College wants to be part of Governor's Tuition Plan

Although Mr. Cuomo's cost estimate of $160 million annually seems low, we're optimistic that NY legislators can get behind the spirit of his plan and bring forward a program that educates more New Yorkers without overburdening taxpayers. We'd prefer other fixes first, such as scholarships, apprenticeships, lower tuition and new college programs ali...

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  • Turkish Cypriots tell UN Greek Cypriot map unacceptable
Turkish Cypriots tell UN Greek Cypriot map unacceptable

Instead of seeing four Greek Cypriot presidencies for every one by Turkish Cypriots, Mr Erdogan said he wanted a 2:1 balance in Greece's favour instead. "I welcome the continued courage and commitment that has been shown by both sides". However, United Nations envoy Espen Barth Eide , who is facilitating the talks, sought to downplay expectation...

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  • Marine Le Pen of France's National Front Visits Trump Tower
Marine Le Pen of France's National Front Visits Trump Tower

Le Pen is not the first European Trump admirer to stop by Trump Tower. An aide to Le Pen, who leads in the latest opinion poll for the presidency, declined to comment on her reason for being in the lobby of the building on Thursday. Last summer Le Pen told a French magazine that if she were American, she would vote for Trump rather than Clinton...

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  • M&S clothing grows for first time in 2 years
M&S clothing grows for first time in 2 years

On a comparable basis, stripping out the impact of new store openings and closures, food sales rose 0.6% and clothing and home sales rose 3.1%. Like-for-like sales grew 2.3%, despite a "substantial" reduction in promotions over both the Black Friday and Christmas periods.

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  • Saudis Cut Even More: Oil Production Falls To 2 Year Low
Saudis Cut Even More: Oil Production Falls To 2 Year Low

Kuwait was one of the first to confirm compliance and now Saudi Arabia said it's production is now at just less than 10 million barrels per day, a 22-month low. Traders assessed crude oil inventory report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration became a dragging force for the prices. On Wednesday, WTI crude oil futures was at ...

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  • Irish woman (29) in critical condition following plane crash in Australia
Irish woman (29) in critical condition following plane crash in Australia

Mindy Thomas, the manager of the Rockhampton emergency services communications centre, said both planes were believed to be involved in "tourist activities". Queensland police acting inspector Jane Healy said they were working to identify the plane's occupants. A woman in her 20s was killed when the light plane came down on Middle Island, near th...

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  • US Blacklists Head of Russian Investigative Committee Under Magnitsky Act
US Blacklists Head of Russian Investigative Committee Under Magnitsky Act

A Kremlin-ordered human rights council found that Magnitsky was beaten shortly before his death, but Bastrykin, who presided over the investigation, exonerated all Russian officials involved in the case. He added that at the moment he could not say whether Moscow would take any retaliatory measures in response to these sanctions. The other two ...

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  • American Man Charged for Attempted Assassination of US Diplomat to Mexico
American Man Charged for Attempted Assassination of US Diplomat to Mexico

A special unit "detained the attacker of the consular official", the Jalisco state prosecutor's office said on Twitter. He has a California driver's license, and a Honda Civic with California plates. Zafar was living in Guadalajara on a student visa. "They should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are es...

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  • There is still no date when May or Johnson will meet Trump
There is still no date when May or Johnson will meet Trump

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has made an unexpected trip to NY to meet with members of United States president-elect Donald Trump's transition team, according to the Foreign Office. Meanwhile, Mr Trump's incoming White House Chief of staff has said the President-elect now accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federa...

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  • Iranian Opposition Hopeful Rafsanjani's Death Will Hasten Regime's End
Iranian Opposition Hopeful Rafsanjani's Death Will Hasten Regime's End

He was a steady leader in Iran's turbulent years after overthrowing the US-backed shah, a veteran warrior in the country's internal political battles and a covert go-between in intrigue such as the Iran-Contra arms deals in the 1980s. For the past four decades, Rafsanjani has been one of the most powerful figures in Iranian politics, surpassed only...

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  • Theresa May will meet Donald Trump in the United States this spring
Theresa May will meet Donald Trump in the United States this spring

President-elect Trump agreed this would be useful", the statement said. In May this year, before becoming joint chief of staff at Number 10, Mr Timothy said on Twitter that he did not want "any "reaching out" to Trump", while Ms Hill tweeted: "Donald Trump is a chump".

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  • West Ham to appeal against midfielder Feghouli's red card
West Ham to appeal against midfielder Feghouli's red card

Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn on the red card but admitted Antonio's miss was crucial. However, Slaven Bilic's men defended admirably, and it took until the 63rd minute for United to break the deadlock through Juan Mata , before Zlatan Ibrahimovic, stood in an offside position, made it two 12 minutes from the end.

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  • Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial continues in Seoul
Park Geun-hye's impeachment trial continues in Seoul

Choi, who has been portrayed as a Rasputin-like figure in Park's presidential Blue House, has been indicted on charges of corruption, and prosecutors have named Park as an accomplice, though she can not be indicted while in office. "President Park didn't know that Choi was effectively in control of the foundations", he said. That trial, where the...

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  • GOP plans to defund Planned Parenthood along with Obamacare repeal
GOP plans to defund Planned Parenthood along with Obamacare repeal

Still, the Speaker said he was confident a bill could be composed and approved swiftly. "So this is a very important occasion where we're pointing out very specifically what repeal of the (Affordable Care Act) will mean to woman". Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, who told reporters in the capital that she's "not happy that the speaker has cho...

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  • BJP planning two public rallies of PM in poll-bound Goa
BJP planning two public rallies of PM in poll-bound Goa

The survey also indicated that vote percentage would translate to 206 to 216 seats, which is a clear majority in 403-seat UP Assembly. Voting in Uttar Pradesh , the most populous state that is home to 200 million people, will begin on February 11 and finish on March 8, chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters.

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  • Megyn Kelly Moving to NBC News
Megyn Kelly Moving to NBC News

Kelly released a statement on Facebook Tuesday confirming reports she's moving to NBC. NBC is a cesspool, and Fox gave you your shot. It's also not entirely clear when Kelly will start at NBC News, as her Fox News contract isn't officially up until this summer.

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  • Brother of JonBenet Ramsey Sues CBS for $750 Million Over TV Special
Brother of JonBenet Ramsey Sues CBS for $750 Million Over TV Special

The case is still unsolved - but with new, more sophisticated DNA tests being recently ordered on the victim's clothes, this decades-old case could be heating up again real soon! The series, called The Case of JonBenét Ramsey, aired in September ahead of the 20th anniversary of JonBenét's death.

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  • Serena Williams, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announce engagement
Serena Williams, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announce engagement

In a brief interview surrounded by security and media, Williams said the influence of her elder sister Venus, 36, had been key in her decision to come to New Zealand for the first time. The 35-year-old Grand Slam champ has been very vocal on women in sports and how she has always been considered as the best in women's tennis only. Serena William...

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