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Hospital to return cash from charity dinner over sex abuse claims

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Great Ormond Street Hospital, the country's leading children's hospital, said it will return previous donations from the event. What happened at the charity dinner? But allegations about the secretive Dorchester dinner, published after an undercover investigation by the Financial Times , have prompted an outpouring of criticism for the event's organisers and more than 300 male guests. Read More »

Serena returning for Fed Cup match in Asheville — PRO SPORTS BRIEFS

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Williams has now targeted an official return to court for the February 10-11 Fed Cup tie against the Netherlands when the USA will begin their title defence of the team competition. To qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, Williams would also need to play on, or make herself available for, the 2019 Fed Cup. "I'm very much looking forward to having her back on the tour". Read More »

Seoul confident in taking USA washer safeguards issue to WTO

Ed Barbier is a professor of economics at Colorado State University and advocates a different approach to help American manufacturers. This has led to many unfortunate outcomes, including the abandonment of American leadership on trade-related issues: The U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom won't be Europe's lapdog during transition period, says David Davis

A top Tory Brexiteer has torn into Brexit Secretary David Davis in an unprecedented move which could have huge implications for the government. Speaking today in the Commons Brexit committee, Mr Rees-Mogg suggested the United Kingdom would be a vassal state during the transition period if it continues to be subject to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), pay into the EU budget and follow new single market rules. Read More »

Shiv Sena Breaks Ties With BJP In Maharashtra

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For instance, the BJP vote share in assembly elections in Maharashtra has steadily increased from 10.71 per cent in 1990 to 14.02 per cent in 2009 and then jumped to 27.81 per cent in 2014 when it fought the polls on its own. Thackeray has failed to take Shiv Sena to new heights in western Maharashtra, north Maharashtra and Vidarbha, the regions where half of the Assembly seats are consolidated. Read More »

USA drone strike kills Haqqani network commander, 2 others

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The drone attack took place in Shanqilay area of Afghanistan . This is the second drone attack in Pakistan's tribal areas this year. The official and another police officer said two missiles hit a house in Dapa Mamozai village in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Read More »

Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday

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The latest approach by the White House suggests a key development in negotiations over some 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, and face deportation as early as March. "After decades of inaction by Congress, it's time we work together to solve this issue once and for all", Sanders told journalists Wednesday. The White House on Tuesday staked out a hard line on immigration negotiations in the Congress, as lawmakers in both parties tried to sort out how ... Read More »

Senate votes to advance Azar nomination

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The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Azar. Seven Democrats voted in favor of Azar's affirmation, while one Republican , Sen. After leaving the Bush administration, Azar spent 10 years as a senior executive of drugmaker Eli Lilly , which has been criticized for raising the price of insulin and other widely used medications. Read More »

Twitter And Facebook Urged To Investigate Russian Role In #ReleaseTheMemo Meme

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However, sources familiar with Twitter's internal analysis told The Daily Beast that the trending hashtag "appears thus far to be organically American" not Russian. The letter written by the lawmakers is bound to raise pressure on Twitter and Facebook as they make efforts to prevent the proliferation of "fake news" on their platforms. Read More »

Forgotten Twitter log-in prolonged false missile alert

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In response to criticism from Ing and other lawmakers that Ige left prematurely, McMillan said: "He is the governor". "To everyone in Honolulu , that warning, ballistic missile, they believed they would die". FCC attorney and adviser James Wiley said some carriers may also offer the service only to some geographic areas and only to some mobile devices. Any cell phone capable of receiving a warning that is within range of a cell phone tower in the area, whether they subscribe to a ... Read More »

Russian Federation pulls 'despicable' Death of Stalin from cinemas

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The film contained elements "that can be assessed as extremist and aimed at humiliating Russian people", the letter said . Yelena Drapeko, deputy head of the lower house of parliament's culture committee, told the RBK news site that she had "never seen anything so disgusting in my life". Read More »

Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 22

More than 150 people, including 41 foreigners, were rescued or managed to escape during the siege. However, there have been several attacks in recent months, that killed more than 40 people. "We have damaged rooms in each floor of the hotel", he told The Associated Press over the phone. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. Read More »

A Super Blue Blood Moon Is Coming

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If you miss the January 31 lunar eclipse, you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next opportunity in North America. Definitely, a once-in-a-lifetime-experience, happening after 152 years.an incredible celestial event is all set to take place on 31 Jan, where a combination of a lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will take place together, and is described as "A Lunar Trifecta" by NASA . Read More »

Students celebrate National School Choice Week

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Rep. Brian Keefe, R-Manchester, says there is an awareness gap about school choice in Vermont. "Having the opportunity to learn in a different setting or being approached by a teacher in a way that masters your learning style is very important for a child", said Rachael Stock, the administrator of Abington Christian Academy. Read More »

NZ inflation weaker than expected

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Weaker than expected inflation at the end of 2017 will see the Reserve Bank delay interest rate hikes for at least six months, ANZ is tipping. The lower number immediately weighed on the kiwi which fell to US73.40c from 74.30c immediately before the release. Read More »

Stop using city for illicit North Korea trade, US warns Hong Kong

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . The U.S. and worldwide community have attempted to use an economic crackdown to curb the aggression of the Kim Jong Un regime. Ltd. and Dandong Jinxiang Trade Co., Ltd. A senior US official said this week that despite the Trump administration's recent public focus on Russia, China remained the main culprit in North Korea sanctions busting. Read More »

Islam critic & member of German right-wing party becomes Muslim

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Kalbitz told CNN that he only learned about Wagner's conversion in a telephone conversation with him a few days later. Originally formed as an anti-euro party in 2013, the AfD has more recently campaigned on an anti-immigrant, anti-Islam platform, strongly criticizing the decision to allow more than a million refugees into Germany in 2015. Read More »

Trump urges Turkish president to scale back military action in Syria

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A push towards Manbij, in a separate Kurdish-held enclave some 100 km (60 miles) east of Afrin, could threaten USA plans to stabilize a swath of northeast Syria . Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will speak over the phone on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afrin, according to Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister. Read More »

Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum

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Netanyahu raised the Iran issue at his other meetings too. On Wednesday, Netanyahu impressed upon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Israel's ongoing objections to the JCPOA - the nuclear deal with Iran agreed to in July 2015 that the USA now opposes, although it has yet to withdraw entirely from the agreement. Read More »

Museveni declares his love for Trump

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Others present in the meeting, like Sen. If anything, she and the team in Uganda that she leads will refocus its effort and energy in improving the lives of more Ugandans. "I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly", President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday, shortly after the USA ambassador apologized for Trump's recent reference to African nations as "sh*thole countries". Read More »

Gay couple sues USA for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

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Both couples started families overseas before the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in 2013, allowing the recognition of same-sex marriages in the U.S. The lawyers claim that the State Department is unconstitutionally treating these cases as if they involve two couples who are not married, as they allege that the government only inquired about the genetic makeup of the children in question because they were born to same-sex couples. Read More »

Murphy Brown is Coming back to CBS with Candice Bergen

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Not only is original series star Candice Bergen returning, but so is creator Diane English . Brown is the latest of the original-cast TV revivals from the 1990s, joining Will & Grace on NBC; on Fox; and, returning to ABC on March 27. As overall TV consumption continues to fragment and it remains hard to count viewers on nontraditional platforms, broadcasters are becoming increasingly desperate to find built-in audiences through revivals of former hits. Read More »

Trump weighs path to citizenship for young migrants

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The President also again emphasized the need for an immigration deal to include $25 billion this year for his border wall, and another $5 billion for other immigration enforcement efforts. President Donald Trump hasn't fired special counsel Robert Mueller partly because of how the press would react to the dismissal, the White House said Tuesday. Read More »

Korea Removed from EU Blacklist of Tax Havens

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The blacklist was only drawn up in December to discourage the most aggressive tax-dodging practices after several disclosures of off-shore schemes. "The jurisdictions around the world have worked hard to make a commitment to reforming their tax policy". Read More »