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Ousted Catalan president declares victory following elections

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The anti-austerity Catalonia in Common (Catalunya En Comu-Podem) party, an alliance that has suffered internal divisions, could be a wildcard in a possible future regional coalition. The left-wing radicals of the CUP completed the pro-independence majority with 4 seats. The elections "require a new beginning", said Rajoy. "These elections show that the central government has to enter into a real dialogue". Read More »

Driver Crashes Into Pedestrians In Australia, Injuring At Least 19

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The police are still alleging that the incident was a deliberate act. The offences are not linked to the Flinders Street incident, police said . Social media images appeared to show a young man in jeans and a T-shirt being arrested by three police officers on the steps of the station, although it was unclear if he had been in the auto. Read More »

Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region's future

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Puigdemont , who ruled in Catalonia until October and faces arrest in Spain for his role in organizing an illegal referendum on independence and proclaiming a Catalan republic, is now in a self-imposed exile in Belgium. Though the pro-Spain Ciutadans (Citizens) collected most votes in the ballot, it was a bittersweet victory for the business-friendly party as separatist parties won most seats in the region's parliament. Read More »

What Is Montreal Cognitive Assessment? Trump Aced Mental Health Test, Doctor Says

The White House doctor announced today that Trump was administered the Montreal cognitive test and aced it with a score of 30 on 30. "He's very sharp. "I would say the answer to your question is he has incredibly good genes, and it's the way God made him". "Standing at 75 inches tall, or 6' 2.5", and weighing in at 239 pounds, Trump's weight places him at a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.3, or, if his height is rounded up to 6' 3", 29.9. Read More »

Snow Falling Across Texas Closes Schools, Offices

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The biggest public school district in Texas has canceled classes for Wednesday as bitter cold temperatures promised to keep roads icy for another day. The sheriff's office in neighboring Fort Bend County was more blunt on Twitter: " Houston is still closed, Fort Bend". Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low 30's. Read More »

Administration Might Separate Undocumented Kids and Parents

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Officials say that the potential new policy is meant to discourage families from trying to come to the USA via the border with Mexico. The officials said that the new Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen , who has final approval power, has yet to sign off on the proposal. Read More »

Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa

According to the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and Herald newspaper, which quoted a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zimbabwean authorities say the remarks have "shocked and dismayed us". Bigotry and hate speech must find no place in contemporary statecraft and diplomatic discourse", read the statement. After reports of the alleged comments surfaced last week, US diplomats were summoned to meet with African governments in Senegal, Botswana and ... Read More »

Australia methamphetamine seizure 'worth a record A$1bn'

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Three people were arrested , including 33-year-old southern Sydney man Serupepeli Anthony Rasaubale and New South Wales men Waseem Sliwa Hermiz, 38, and 52-year-old Khalid Elia Keana. The haul, weighing 1.2 tonnes, is enough methamphetamine - commonly known as "ice" - to supply the whole country's demand for two months. AFP commissioner operations Leanne Close praised investigators for seizing the drugs. Read More »

Weather warnings: Snow, and ice expected in Ireland

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Power cuts and other services may also be affected, the warning states. Northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow, with 1cm reported in Lough Fea, Northern Ireland, and further accumulations expected through the day. Read More »

United Nations willing to send more aid for Venezuelans in Colombia

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Back in the capital, Bogotá, the United Nations chief spoke to reporters before wraping up his two-day visit and expressed his concern about the violent events that took place following the expiration of a temporary ceasefire between the Government and another rebel group, the National Liberation Army ( ELN ). Read More »

McCain tells Trump to stop attacking press

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McCain also noted that by using and legitimizing the term " fake news ", it allows repressive governments in other countries to do the same, making the work for activists in those countries more hard. While Trump has threatened to give " fake news awards " to reporters and news providers that he disagrees with, "these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy", McCain wrote . Read More »

Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley

Both sides on Monday denied participating in the Turkey talks. Akhundzada is widely believed to be in hiding in Pakistan. After weeks of threatening and cautioning Pakistan asking to destroy terrorists' "havens" in its territory, U.S. "We along with the council reiterated the point that they need to be free and fair elections, but they also need to include every ethnic community so that it is inclusive and moves forward to being something that represents the people", Haley said. Read More »

Two Nigerian policemen killed during kidnap of American, Canadian

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Those abducted were two Americans and two Canadians. Global Affairs told CBC News that consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information. The Kagarko-Jere road has gained notoriety in recent times as kidnapping in the area has spiked, following the deployment of several policemen to the Kaduna Abuja road. Read More »

Minister for Loneliness appointed in memory of Jo Cox MP

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The Prime Minister will host a reception at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox's legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and the Commission in highlighting how many people are experiencing loneliness. Jenkins has since joined a Facebook group for Britons affected by loneliness, which, she says, has helped her to get out of the house more. "When the kids wake up this morning I'm going to tell them how - even though she's not here - she's still making the world a better place". Read More »

Israel judge orders Ahed Tamimi to remain in custody until trial ends

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She added that it is also important to highlight Tamimi's home environment, noting that her father was previously convicted of organizing the village children to ambush and attack Israeli soldiers. A video shows the cousins approaching two soldiers and telling them to leave before shoving, kicking and slapping them. They then move backwards after Nariman Tamimi becomes involved. Read More »

Healthy Rory McIlroy hopeful increased preparation in 2018 will lead to wins

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But this time he is coming off a victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which he won by eight shots. McIlroy missed this event in 2017 because of the rib problem that disrupted the rest of his year. He took a three-month break from golf to ensure a full recovery and, despite falling outside the world top ten for the first time in seven years, he wishes he made that decision earlier. Read More »

Flake Condemns Trump for 'Shameful, Repulsive' Attacks on Media

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Flake told CNN's Christiane Amanpour he was not comparing Mr. Trump to the Soviet killer as a person, but only in their use of the same terminology to condemn the media. "Here in America, we do not pay obeisance to the powerful". However, as powerful and thought-out numerous senator's comments were on Wednesday, Washington Post congressional reporter Erica Werner noted on Twitter that aside from Sen. Read More »

Trump kicks CNN reporter out of Oval Office

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One person who attended the meeting told aides they heard the latter expletive, while others recalled the president saying the more widely reported "s***hole". As the president appeared to signal the end of the question and answer segment, Acosta became more explicit, asking whether President Trump believes America should limit immigration exclusively to "Caucasian or white countries". Read More »

Chattanooga Under Winter Weather Advisory With Snow Possible; Many Courts Cancelled

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Winter weather advisory for Luzerne and Pike counties until 5 a.m. Wednesday . The showers and storms that developed early on "ate up" a lot of the moisture and energy we needed for wintry precipitation to follow behind the front. Temperatures are not expected to get much higher than 37 degrees on Wednesday . Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Read More »

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

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That led to the a very odd and tense exchange when Democratic Sen. Durbin has said the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting. "My memory hasn't evolved", Graham told the Charleston Courier and Post . "I actually want a solution for DACA", Tillis said . That was a direct shot at ... Read More »

Dem Schachtner Beats Jarchow to Take Senate Seat

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Schachtner, who entered the race in northwestern Wisconsin as the clear underdog, attributed her stunning victory over Rep. Adam Jarchow to what she called a "kind campaign". Former Republican Rep. Sheila Harsdorf held the seat from 2001 until November when she resigned to become Walker's agriculture secretary. Jarchow is in the middle of his third term representing the area in the Assembly and had built a formidable base. Read More »

Two-Thirds Of National Park Service Advisory Panel Resign

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We also wanted to present evidence of the overwhelming support and participation all across America for the National Park System and this agenda during the 2016NPS centennial celebration.For the past year we have stood by waiting for the chance to meet and continue the partnership between the NPSAB and the DOI as prescribed by law. Read More »

Rural State Activists Seek to Form 51st State

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A group of California citizens want to break away from the rest of the state and form something they're calling " New California ". A map of their proposal shows Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles as part of California - while a larger, less populated portion would become "New California". Read More »