• Dan Coats Says
Dan Coats Says "America Is Under Attack" From Russian Cyber Threats

He warned that Russian Federation will ramp-up cyberattacks on the U.S.in an effort to degrade America's democratic values and weaken US alliances. CIA Director Mike Pompeo warned against nuclear proliferation and the growing threats posed by North Korea, while FBI Director Chris Wray stressed ongoing disinformation campaigns orchestrated by ...

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  • Prince Henrik of Denmark passes away
Prince Henrik of Denmark passes away

The 83-year-old French-born prince died in his sleep late on Tuesday, the palace said, adding that it would respect his wish not to be buried in a tomb prepared for him and Margrethe who he said had never acknowledged him as her equal. Teased for his French accent and unable to understand why protocol required him to remain in his wife's shadow, ...

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  • German SPD leader resigns amid infighting
German SPD leader resigns amid infighting

The leader of the SPD's youth wing is travelling around Germany urging the party's 464,000 members to vote against the deal in the postal ballot. Meanwhile, according to a survey, around two-thirds of Germans do not consider the SPD fit for national government, less than two weeks before the party is set to vote on a new coalition deal with C...

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  • Worst cyclone to hit Tonga in 60 years
Worst cyclone to hit Tonga in 60 years

Even the Tongan Meteorological Service lost its roof, forcing it to hand over the job of issuing warnings about the cyclone to its counterpart in Fiji. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite saw powerful Tropical Cyclone Gita in the South Pacific Ocean on February 12 at 5:20 ...

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  • Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven
Macron Ready to Order Syria Strike If Chemical Attacks Proven

Macron , who has pushed both the USA and France to take a more active role in Syria, echoed Mattis' language in his remarks Tuesday. In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Macron said he was "worried about indications suggesting the possible use of chlorine on several occasions against the civilian population in ...

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  • US May Have Killed Dozens of Russian Fighters
US May Have Killed Dozens of Russian Fighters

They were deployed both to help keep the official cost down and to avoid reports of casualties, especially with a March presidential election in Russian Federation fast approaching, analysts have said . It's also the most visible manifestation of American-on-Russian violence, even if the erstwhile Cold War adversaries were not technically engage...

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  • Syria says it has more 'surprises' for Israel in next attack
Syria says it has more 'surprises' for Israel in next attack

Last Saturday, an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace and the Israeli air force shot down the drone. Iran , according to Goldberg-who was the author of the toughest sanctions imposed on Tehran before the nuclear deal was agreed to in 2015-doesn't know what to make of President Donald Trump.

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  • South Africa police raid house of Jacob Zuma's allies in graft probe
South Africa police raid house of Jacob Zuma's allies in graft probe

Leaders of the ANC have already ousted Mr Zuma from the head of the party, and hope to replace him as President with his current deputy Cyril Ramaphosa . Thus, the ANC would prefer Zuma to step down voluntarily after the recall motion. More recently, Mr Zuma's links to the wealthy India-born Gupta family , who are alleged to have influenced ...

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  • Actress Minnie Driver quits her Oxfam role over charity sex allegations
Actress Minnie Driver quits her Oxfam role over charity sex allegations

During her time as an Oxfam ambassador, Driver travelled to countries including Cambodia and Thailand to highlight the charity's work and has also performed at a fundraising concert. But Andrew MacLeod, former chief of operations of the UN's Emergency Coordination Centre and Red Cross aid worker, said the Oxfam scandal is just the tip of the ...

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  • US Exim Bank to extend Iraq $3bn credit line - Tillerson
US Exim Bank to extend Iraq $3bn credit line - Tillerson

Governments from around the world on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq , a nation reeling from a three-year war against Daesh terrorist group. The term DFI generally refers to development finance institutions such as multilateral development banks. At the beginning of the war in 2014 Isl...

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  • US Senate Begins Work on Immigration Plan
US Senate Begins Work on Immigration Plan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate will only be debating immigration this week, and said if Democrats were serious about trying to find a solution for illegal immigrant "Dreamers" they better begin to offer plans.

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  • Man convicted in 2016 New York bombing sentenced to life in prison
Man convicted in 2016 New York bombing sentenced to life in prison

He is also accused of planting bombs on a race route and a train station in New Jersey. Rahimi was arrested two days after the attacks following a shootout with police in New Jersey, which left him in hospital for weeks. "You sit down and laugh", Nelson, 48, said. Jurors took less than four hours to convict Rahimi on eight counts, including usi...

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  • Trump wants to replace some SNAP benefits with food box
Trump wants to replace some SNAP benefits with food box

The Trump administration wants to scrap food stamps for low-income Americans and replace them with boxes of non-perishable food items selected by the government , Politico reported Monday . That document shows the SNAP program will be cut by $5.26 billion in the 2019 budget compared to the 2017 cost. Fifteen percent of OH famil...

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  • Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at downtown building
Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at downtown building

After the shooting, Bauer was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An off-duty Chicago police commander was shot dead while helping other officers to make an arrest. Guglielmi did not have any details about the shooting, the officer's name or the officer's condition. An officer found Bauer shot in a stairwell after apprehending th...

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  • Barack And Michelle Obama Portraits Revealed
Barack And Michelle Obama Portraits Revealed

Given the historical context and how Wiley recreated it in his works, is hard to interpret his use of this theme as anything other than a blatant statement of racism; black women are the powerful angels of the earth, conquering the white devils.

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  • Another Court Just Told Trump To Keep DACA - For Now
Another Court Just Told Trump To Keep DACA - For Now

Judge Nicholas Garaufis , a former President Bill Clinton appointee on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY, concluded the government violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it ended the program. The judge said that the decision to end the program was based in part on the "plainly incorrect factual premise" that the ...

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  • US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown
US House passes stopgap spending Bill to avert shutdown

The federal government has shut down after a quarreling Senate blew a midnight deadline to pass a temporary funding bill. The measure's advance had been delayed by Kentucky GOP Sen. What House Democrats won't get: A commitment from Ryan to hold a similar floor process to what McConnell has committed to across the Capitol. Pelosi launched mar...

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  • (Olympics) NBC Sports apologizes for insensitive comments during PyeongChang opener
(Olympics) NBC Sports apologizes for insensitive comments during PyeongChang opener

Japan occupied Korea from 1910-1945, which was a period of extreme difficulty for the nation and led to the split of the country into North and South Korea . Japan's annexation of Korea in the early 20th Century remains a source of tension between the neighbouring countries. US broadcaster NBC apologized to South Korea's winter Games organizin...

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  • Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation
Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation

A spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali, said his fighters brought down the aircraft in Raju, north-west Afrin. "One of our helicopters was downed just recently", Erdogan told members of his AK Party in Istanbul. UN Human Rights Office staff have received reports - including video footage - suggesting that in one instance, on 4 February...

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  • Silent and sphinx-like, Kim's sister steals Pence's diplomatic thunder
Silent and sphinx-like, Kim's sister steals Pence's diplomatic thunder

Pence did say, however, that Moon shared with him details of his meeting with North Korean leaders, without elaborating. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. The U.S. and the United Nations Security Council have slapped a series of sanctions on North Korea after its repeated intercontinental balli...

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