• France leads move on Syria's chemical weapons
France leads move on Syria's chemical weapons

France, the U.S. and their allies want to press on with sanctions based on the findings of last year's expert inquiry, carried out in conjunction with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which found that the Syrian government had used sarin and chlorine gas against its own people.

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  • Kim can use nukes as 'coercive' tool: Central Intelligence Agency
Kim can use nukes as 'coercive' tool: Central Intelligence Agency

By contrast, Pompeo said , the United States' goal is to prevent that day for as long as possible. He said Trump continues to work on a diplomatic solution regarding North Korea . The Central Intelligence Agency assesses that North Korea will have a reliable capability to strike at the continental United States in only a few months.

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  • Wind, rain, hail and thunder: Met Éireann's forecast for today is GRIM
Wind, rain, hail and thunder: Met Éireann's forecast for today is GRIM

It is, however, forecasting wind speeds across Ireland of between 65 and 80 km/h, gusting up to 120 km/h. Eight flood warnings have been issued across England, while 68 less serious flood alerts are in place. Lowest temperatures of between 3C and 5C are expected tonight. Wednesday will be a bright and blustery day with scattered and showers, bu...

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  • US Lawmakers Refocus on Bipartisan Immigration Deal
US Lawmakers Refocus on Bipartisan Immigration Deal

Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez slammed his own party's senators after the vote saying: "They caved". McConnell said that the Congress must stop victimising the American people and get back to work soon. And which is considerably more conservative ideologically than the Senate. All but 16 of their 48 Democratic senators voted to reopen...

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  • Pence lobs peace process ball into Palestinian court
Pence lobs peace process ball into Palestinian court

During his first trip to the region as vice president, Pence sought to enlist the help of Arab leaders in Egypt and Jordan on the Mideast peace process and used a high-profile speech to the Knesset to reaffirm President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and accelerate plans to open a us embassy in Jerusalem.

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  • US Offers Support for Indonesia's Intel-Sharing and Maritime Initiatives
US Offers Support for Indonesia's Intel-Sharing and Maritime Initiatives

Mattis said in Jakarta that he hoped the US could develop closer ties to the Indonesian military. Ryacudu also mentioned the further easing of restrictions that would allow greater interaction between the USA military and Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus) and potential US assistance with the " Our Eyes " program he has been promoting with othe...

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  • Amid scandal, Pennsylvania lawmaker says harassment accuser was 'soul mate'
Amid scandal, Pennsylvania lawmaker says harassment accuser was 'soul mate'

Still, he admitted to the Inquirer that when she started dating another man seriously, he acted "selfishly". If this is indeed the 'one, ' I hope you will find great contentment. Spokesman John Elizandro said in a statement Saturday that Meehan supports "real reform" in the process for resolving employee complaints in Congress so that "those who ...

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  • Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April
Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April

Speculation has been growing in recent weeks that elections would be held earlier to take advantage of divisions within the opposition, which has been struggling to capitalize on growing discontent with Maduro. They point out that the election announcement itself was made by the new, pro-government national legislature Maduro created previous year ...

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  • Science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88
Science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

From the gender explorations of The Left Hand of Darkness to the economic investigations of The Dispossessed , Le Guin's works didn't just show us that science fiction and fantasy could be as artistic as so-called literary fiction: they showed us what science fiction and fantasy can do that other genres can't.

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  • Local Syrians, Kurds to protest Turkish attacks
Local Syrians, Kurds to protest Turkish attacks

Turkey , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, has been upset with the USA collaboration with the YPG since it began, with Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım warning in May that it would "surely have consequences and will yield a negative result for the U.S.as well".

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  • 2 dead, 14 injured after shooting at Kentucky high school
2 dead, 14 injured after shooting at Kentucky high school

He was nonviolently apprehended. Sanders told reporters that officials expect to charge the suspect with murder and attempted murder. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders outlined the morning events. Updated 10:30 a.m. Some vehicles have been abandoned. CNN reports there is no word on a motive yet. Kentucky Departmen...

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  • Greta Gerwig can't stop crying over Lady Bird's Oscar nominations
Greta Gerwig can't stop crying over Lady Bird's Oscar nominations

Several women, Asian and black stars all received nods ahead of the familiar A-list faces. While there are some very interesting nominees, including Meryl Streep 's 21st nomination for her role in The Post , it's the best director category that has the most potential to make real waves in Hollywood.

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  • Donald Trump Dismisses 'Fake Reporting' and Backs Gen. John Kelly
Donald Trump Dismisses 'Fake Reporting' and Backs Gen. John Kelly

Kurtz was a media reporter for The Washington Post for 29 years, and now he hosts Fox News's MediaBuzz , a program that "analyzes the coverage of a wide range of topics, including technology, social media, politics, culture and sports".

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  • Michigan sports doc to be sentenced Wednesday
Michigan sports doc to be sentenced Wednesday

Raisman revealed in November 2017 that she was among the young women allegedly abused by Nassar. He sometimes used a sheet or his body to block the view of any parent in the room. He said the Sandusky case that generated national headlines should have been a red flag for officials at any university dealing with similar allegations.

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  • India, ASEAN Explore Ways to Capture Global Textile Market
India, ASEAN Explore Ways to Capture Global Textile Market

Culture and traditions are also common linkages between India and Asean. Modi will seek to reassure the ASEAN leaders during the retreat as well as the formal summit that the "quad" India recently relaunched with Australia, Japan and the United States to contain China would not undermine the South-East Asian bloc's centrality in the Indo-Pacific....

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  • Zainab's case and justice
Zainab's case and justice

The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari was the 12th such case in Kasur district in the past year, according to local media reports . "I was in Saudi Arabia when I came to know that my daughter was missing", he said. Following that, the Punjab government had set up a special joint investigation team to find the murderer. The brutal killing of...

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  • Trump's Efforts to End the Shutdown Are Only Making It Worse
Trump's Efforts to End the Shutdown Are Only Making It Worse

The White House, for the time being, is defending the conservative position against Graham's radical proposal. He went on to say the two senators from opposite parties were in "lockstep on immigration for decades", saying they want open borders and amnesty, and added that Graham claiming he wants anything else is "disingenuous".

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  • Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports
Pacific trade pact aims to boost exports

The original TPP - it would have been the world's largest free-trade deal - was signed in Auckland in early 2016 with mass protests outside the event. On Tuesday in his Davos speech, Trudeau made a point of mentioning Abe. Japan hopes to have the TPP 11 ratified by 2019, using the milestone to invite the US back and bring in other countries.

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  • Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos
Europe readies riposte to Trump's 'America First' push in Davos

The forum will open on Tuesday with a speech by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and end on Friday, when Trump is due to address the massive auditorium where Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke a year ago, offering to fill the global leadership void created by an inward-looking Washington .

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  • Tillerson condemns attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
Tillerson condemns attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, majority foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape. On Monday, some prominent Jihadi leaders and politicians slammed government for its security strategy and said government failed to pr...

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