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U.S. senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations

U.S. senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations Governor Tina Smith to the position if Franken resigned. In a well-coordinated social media attack, 12 of the Senate's 16 Democratic women took to Twitter or Facebook to demand Franken's resignation . Franken - a former comedian who made his name on the popular late-night show "Saturday Night Live" - announced his decision in an emotional yet somewhat defiant address from the floor of the Senat... [Full Article...]

IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries

IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries After rockets sirens sounded in Israeli communities near the border in the early evening local time, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said two rockets were fired but failed to make it out of Gaza. Velayati vehemently censured Washington's move, deeming it "another stain of shame on United States policies" in advocating "violence, repression, undermining the oppressed people's rights, and destabiliz... [Full Article...]

Met office warns of cold weather and possible snow for London

Met office warns of cold weather and possible snow for London Met Office predictions don't now show snow for London on Monday as their forecast doesn't quite go that far. An North Sea oil rig, off the north-east coast of Scotland, is being partially evacuated over fears extreme waves caused by Caroline could endanger workers. [Full Article...]

Super Eagles clash worries Argentina's Lionel Messi

Super Eagles clash worries Argentina's Lionel Messi Messi signed a new contract at the Nou Camp last month which keeps him in Catalonia until 2021. I want them to grow up in a calm place, being able to enjoy life with security. We are in a good moment. " We went through a tough spell ". Argentina, Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia were drawn into Group D in Friday's draw in Moscow. [Full Article...]

Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why

Mueller's Trump Finances Subpoena Was Never Sent, Here's Why Another $3.5 million has separately been spent by law enforcement personnel working on the investigation but who do not directly report to Mueller , DOJ said . President Trump was told by a high-ranked White House lawyer that then-national security adviser " Michael Flynn had misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired", according to a... [Full Article...]

Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump

Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump . Pelosi and Hoyer say Congress faces a vast set of urgent overdue priorities and that Democrats are focused on "protecting American families" in the coming tax debate and vote . [Full Article...]

Saudi blockade on Yemen must be lifted 'for humanitarian reasons immediately'

Saudi blockade on Yemen must be lifted 'for humanitarian reasons immediately' Yemen's minister of information called upon the Houthi armed group to release the journalists and urged worldwide organisations to "leave the status of passive onlookers and take acts to press the militias to stop tormenting all the Yemeni journalists", Muammar Al- Eryani told Saba Net . [Full Article...]

During Trump inaugural, Flynn greenlighted nuclear project with Russian Federation

During Trump inaugural, Flynn greenlighted nuclear project with Russian Federation Elijah Cummings , the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has been investigating Flynn's role in the project. The office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was aware of the witness's account and asked Cummings not to release the information until the special counsel had taken "certain investigative steps", which are now complete, Cummings wrot... [Full Article...]

Venezuela Plans a Cryptocurrency, Maduro Says

The announcement shows how sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration this year hurt the country's ability to move money through the global banking system. Avowed Marxist and member of the constituent assembly Jesus Faria has called for changes to monetary policy that would lead to free global exchange. [Full Article...]

Houthi militia leader describes Saleh's death as 'extraordinary and historic'

Houthi militia leader describes Saleh's death as 'extraordinary and historic' The rebel leader claimed many ordinary Yemenis were shocked by (Saleh's) calls for strife, combat, upsetting peace and security, and he says he tried in a fraternal and peaceful way to avoid the current conflict by talking (with Saleh). After a short exile in Saudi Arabia he returned to the country, and continued to wield power from behind the scenes. He said the Houthis have put a stop to a mas... [Full Article...]

World's Biggest Starbucks Opening In China

World's Biggest Starbucks Opening In China Coffee shop aficionados, take notice. Follow Tess on Twitter . Customers at this handsome outlet settled on the West Nanjing Road shopping strip, now can watch beans being roasted, sample high-end brews and use a Starbucks augmented-reality digital app to interact with the store. [Full Article...]

IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee

IOC suspends Russian Olympic committee According to The New York Times , Russian officials had threatened a boycott if they were barred from the Olympics. The findings led the committee to strip Russia of some of its medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics and limit some Russian athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics - a punishment that was criticized as not severe enough. [Full Article...]

UP Congress blames BJP and media for distorting civic polls result

UP Congress blames BJP and media for distorting civic polls result I can guarantee if ballot papers are used, the BJP won't come to power", Mayawati said. "If BJP claims that they enjoy the mandate of the people, and the entire country is with them, then they should set aside the EVMs and hold the elections through ballot paper". [Full Article...]

TIME 'Person of the Year' Finalists Announced

TIME 'Person of the Year' Finalists Announced That is a distinct possibilty, as the magazine announced Monday on NBC's "Today" show that Kaepernick is one of 10 finalists for its prestigious annual honor. The protests have swept the National Football League this year and have even drawn attention from the President of the United States. The #MeToo movement, which was started in 2006 by social activist Tarana Burke to allow victims of se... [Full Article...]

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight (Third Lead)

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight (Third Lead) Sources said two civilians were hit by pellets while the third one sustained a bullet injury during the clashes. The convoy was on the way to Srinagar from Qazigund, around 66 km away from Srinagar . Soon after the attack, army along with additional reinforcement launched a cordon and search operation to nab the assailants. Sources said a group of militants opened indiscriminate fire upon... [Full Article...]

Iran inaugurates Chabahar port extension

Iran inaugurates Chabahar port extension India has prepared massive investment plans, which will include a network of roads and railways at a cost of Dollars 15 billion, as part of its strategic push in the area. Over a month ago, India had sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through the Chabahar port, marking opening of the new strategic transit route. [Full Article...]

Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan

Excited crowds gather to see Harry on first official outing with Meghan Mary Cooper, 60, who had been waiting to see the prince and his bride-to-be since before 9am, said: "I think it's absolutely wonderful that both he and his brother have found happiness". She was also keen to travel around Britain to get to know the country that will become her home as she intends to become a British citizen, the spokesman added. [Full Article...]

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site

Natural disaster detected near North Korea nuclear site The isolationist state recently tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that, it claimed, could reach anywhere on the U.S. mainland. President Trump in a tweet Thursday morning said that North Korea's recent missile launch showed that the Chinese envoy who just returned from the country "seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man". [Full Article...]

Ambassador Haley: US will utterly destroy North Korean regime in war

Ambassador Haley: US will utterly destroy North Korean regime in war US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley also sent a direct threat to Pyongyang, saying that "the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed" if the two countries go to war. Mr Xi said China would like to keep up communications with the U.S. and all other related parties and "jointly push the nuclear issue toward the direction of peaceful settlement via dialogues and negotiations", according to Xin... [Full Article...]

N.Korea: Kim visits missile truck tire factory

N.Korea: Kim visits missile truck tire factory His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its first ballistic missile test in two months, in defiance of United Nations resolutions. The F-22s flew into South Korea together in a show of force, and the allies plan to stage simulated attacks on mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets, according to Yonhap . [Full Article...]


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