• Czech Republic votes in knife-edge presidential run-off
Czech Republic votes in knife-edge presidential run-off

The 68-year-old Jiri Drahos is a chemist and former head of the prestigious Czech Academy of Sciences, who had no experience in professional politics before he chose to run as an independent in these elections. "If I had to pick based on likeability, I would vote Drahos; he looks good and carries himself well". Zeman has benefited from rising h...

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  • Roads and tunnels closed as floodwaters threaten Paris
Roads and tunnels closed as floodwaters threaten Paris

In Paris the Seine flows through a deep channel, limiting the potential flooding damage to riverside structures. The majority of roads along the Seine are completely flooded, disrupted public transport. The situation is far more hard outside Paris. The Seine River in Paris is expected to rise farther out of its banks through this weekend despit...

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  • Perdue Says Trump Sees Benefits of NAFTA for Farmers
Perdue Says Trump Sees Benefits of NAFTA for Farmers

There, Canada's stand is - or has been - strong. The NAFTA negotiations are moving to non-capital cities for a first meeting outside of Washington, Mexico City and Ottawa, beginning in Montreal . The proposal came after the US pitched a so-called sunset clause that would automatically kill the pact after five years unless all three countries vot...

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  • Spokesman for Trump campaign adviser among 4 Americans killed in
Spokesman for Trump campaign adviser among 4 Americans killed in

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres "is appalled and deeply saddened by the attack on the offices of the global NGO Save the Children ", his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. Of the 28 injured, 25 were civilians and three were members of the police special forces, authorities said. Save the Children has been working in Afghan...

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  • Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, FBI says
Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, FBI says

The FBI said that Raul's family has been notified. An AMBER Alert was issued for a 4-year-old from North Carolina, and more than 200 people are out searching for the child. Scotland County authorities have said Raul left his home while his grandfather was babysitting him. Raul's mother, Annie Johnson, told ABC11 that her father was taking car...

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  • Venezuela, Spain to expel ambassadors as 'persona non grata'
Venezuela, Spain to expel ambassadors as 'persona non grata'

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) greets supporters as he arrives for an event with women, next to his wife Cilia Flores (centre R), in Caracas , Venezuela January 25, 2018. Venezuela's government reacted Saturday by calling Macron's statement "a hostile and unfriendly act by the leader of a nation with which Venezuela has cultivated hist...

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  • Meehan won't seek reelection in the 7th
Meehan won't seek reelection in the 7th

Later that night in May, he penned a hand-written letter, which Meehan shared with reporters. Pat Meehan has comfortably won reelection three times in the Republican-leaning Seventh Congressional District, but its suburban voters have narrowly swung both Republican and Democratic in the last two presidential elections.

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  • Scandal-hit charity event to close
Scandal-hit charity event to close

The newspaper's undercover reporters at The President's Club annual event at London's Dorchester Hotel last week reported female staff being subjected to groping and lewd comments from diners. David Meller was asked to step down from the department of education board over his role as joint chairman of the Presidents Club fundraising dinner l...

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  • Elite at Davos stick up for globalization before Trump's visit
Elite at Davos stick up for globalization before Trump's visit

Trump will travel to the gathering of global elites later this week. "When the United States grows, so does the world", Cohn added. "His is just dumb bigotry". However, a spokesperson for prime minister Theresa May said plans were now being "finalised" . At the outset of his speech, the 40-year-old French president joked about heavy snowfal...

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  • Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack
Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul , leaving 95 people dead and 158 others injured, Afghan officials said. A week ago, Taliban carried an attack on Afghan Intercontinental Hotel which left at least 22 people killed. Wounded people are assisted at the site of an explosion...

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  • Padmaavat collects Rs18 crore on opening day, despite protests, limited release
Padmaavat collects Rs18 crore on opening day, despite protests, limited release

The Shree Rajput Karni Sena , which is opposing Padmaavat , said on Tuesday that it was banking on the support of theatre owners as well as citizens for ensuring that the movie is not screened or watched. In Ahmedabad, schools and colleges remained open and no untoward incidents were reported barring couple of incidents of stone pelting and ski...

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  • 2 new refrigerators for Air Force One to cost over $23 million
2 new refrigerators for Air Force One to cost over $23 million

Two of those five fridges being out means that only 1,800 meals can now be stored. Air Force One refrigerator replacements to cost taxpayers $24mn Experts say Boeing's almost $24 million contract to install two new refrigerators on Air Force One is not price gouging, but due to the specific requirements of the presidential plane.

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  • These 3 Democrats Will Respond To Trump's State Of The Union
These 3 Democrats Will Respond To Trump's State Of The Union

Kennedy . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., offered praise for Kennedy and Guzman. The speech will also greatly elevate the 37-year-old's profile and suggests the Democrats are willing to have a younger generation represent the party.

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  • Maroubra police stabbing: Man shot dead after attacking officer near pub
Maroubra police stabbing: Man shot dead after attacking officer near pub

A man has been shot dead after stabbing a police officer near the Maroubra Junction Hotel in Sydney's south-east, with witnesses reporting hearing "four or five gun shots". Sales assistant Lara Alexander was working at the nearby Pharmacy 4 Less when she heard "four or five" gunshots. "I heard the siren was going off - police, one auto, two car...

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  • Mets Bringing Back Jose Reyes on One-Year Deal
Mets Bringing Back Jose Reyes on One-Year Deal

The deal is worth about $3 million, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post . The Mets are bringing Jose Reyes back. He spent 200-plus innings at both second and third base, and briefly spent some time in the outfield as well. If the Mets do not acquire an additional infielder, Reyes could be the team's primary option at second base. But ...

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  • Canada Working Hard To Convince Trump On NAFTA: Trudeau
Canada Working Hard To Convince Trump On NAFTA: Trudeau

With financial markets skittish about the possible collapse of a $US1.2 trillion ($F2.4t) global trading bloc, Canada and Mexico say they are prepared to be flexible on United States proposals they had initially rejected as unworkable. Mr Trudeau quoted a report by management consultancy firm McKinsey, which estimates that the Canadian economy coul...

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  • Jimmy Kimmel announces Stormy Daniels in his show
Jimmy Kimmel announces Stormy Daniels in his show

Even in all caps, "MANY QUESTIONS" might be an understatement. Taking her last statement a step further, Evans implied cheating was likely allowed in the Trump marriage. The adult film star was recently pushed into the spotlight after the Wall Street Journal reported Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment before the election for Daniels to stay qu...

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  • Population in Syria's Afrin welcomes Operation Olive Branch: Turkish FM
Population in Syria's Afrin welcomes Operation Olive Branch: Turkish FM

Turkey has launched a military operation across the border in the north-western Syrian town of Afrin targeting the US-backed Kurdish fighters of People's Protection Units - popularly known by its Kurdish acronym YPG. Forty-three SDF fighters had died, including eight women, the SDF said. Turkey views the PYD as the Syrian extension of the PKK. ...

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  • CT, NY, NJ to challenge new federal tax law in federal court
CT, NY, NJ to challenge new federal tax law in federal court

A temporary restraining order is possible, but Cuomo acknowledged that those are hard to obtain. "We expect more states will enter this effort", she said. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer hails from NY, but could not stop the tax law because the Republicans used an arcane maneuver to pass it with a simple majority.

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  • United States government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?
United States government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

The Senate's No. 2 Republican, Sen. "The minority wants to just give everyone a chance to chew on it and sort of understand it, and that's why he didn't want to have the vote tonight", Cornyn said on Sunday. Jon Tester of Montana voted no on the procedural motion to re-open the government - the only no vote among 10 incumbent Democrats facing re-...

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