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Trump calls report that he ordered Mueller fired 'fake news'

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Mueller III fired past year, but backed down when a top White House lawyer threatened to resign rather than carry out the demand to oust the man leading the Russian Federation investigation, the New York Times is reporting . "I would love to do it, and I would like to do it as soon as possible", Trump said . Trump told reporters Wednesday evening he is "disturbed" by allegations of internal Federal Bureau of Investigation opposition to his presidency. Read More »

Croatian Parliament Honours Holocaust Victims

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Established in 2005 by the United Nations to commemorate the day in 1945 that the survivors of Auschwitz were liberated by the Russian army, the initiative honours the memory of the millions of Jews - but also homosexuals, Romany people and others - who suffered persecution, deportation, imprisonment and genocide. Read More »

Clinton thanks 'activist bitches' in freakish video

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The 30-year-old woman, who shared an office with Strider, said he allegedly rubbed her shoulders without permission, kissed her on the forehead, and sent her a number of sexually suggestive emails. After it had been filed, the complaint was escalated to the campaign manager, who reportedly urged Clinton to release Strider from his duties. During the campaign, Strider described himself as Clinton's "faith guru", sending her scripture passages each morning. Read More »

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

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He noted that the White House has been "critical" of the 60-vote threshold to overcome filibusters since Trump took office. In negotiations over the shutdown, Democrats had insisted that legislation to keep the government running include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". Read More »

BJP releases first candidate list for Tripura election

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The Congress today released the names of its candidates for Meghalaya and Tripura Assembly elections to be held next month, with Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma contesting from two seats. Meanwhile, some of the other Congress heavyweights in the list include former chief minister, Salseng C Marak, Resubelpara, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh from Sohiong and PWD Minister, Martin M Danggo, Ranikor. Read More »

J&K: One killed in army firing in Shopian

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Authorities have imposed restrictions in many areas in the summer capital, Srinagar , on Sunday as a precautionary measure following strike call by separatists after two civilians were killed in security force firing in Shopian in south Kashmir. Read More »

Netanyahu and Merkel discuss Iran Deal in Davos

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He also updated Trudeau on the Israel Canada Free Trade Agreement. For his part, Netanyahu said Merkel has "proven her commitment" to Israel in the past, and he was "pleased our (Israel's) positions have been understood full well". He also met with Guatemalan Finance Minister Julio Hector Estrada, French President Emanuel Macron, Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, among others. Read More »

PM Modi to address 6th World Government Summit at Dubai

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In keeping with New Delhi's Act East Policy which has Southeast Asia as its central focus, India and Cambodia yesterday agreed to enhance maritime co-operation while deciding to combat the menace of terrorism together following delegation-level between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen here. Read More »

Schumer tries to force DACA vote

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Trump's insertion into the thorny issue of immigration comes after he was largely absent during the government shutdown over the weekend, prompted by Democrats' demand that the Dreamers be addressed while Republicans stoutly, and successfully, refused. Read More »

US Targets Oil Tankers Violating North Korean Sanctions

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North Korea has waged a publicity campaign around its attendance, calling on Thursday for "all Koreans at home and abroad" to promote inter-Korean cooperation. He has also spent lavishly on development flagship projects, such as the Ryomyong Street neighbourhood in the capital Pyongyang and the Masikryong Ski Resort in eastern North Korea's Kangwon province. Read More »

Aussie Open: Federer To Battle Chung For Final Berth

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Chung defeated six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in the last 16 and followed up by beating Tennys Sandgren on Wednesday to set up a first-ever clash with Federer . Chung , 21, followed up his fourth-round upset of six-time victor Novak Djokovic by downing Sandgren in straight sets. It's been a topsy-turvy start to the season's first Grand Slam tennis event down under-between injury and upsets, a lot of expected contenders have been booted from the tourney, from Venus ... Read More »

Viacom's 'Padmaavat' Opens in India Amid Violent Protests

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Even as the nation seethes against the wanton vandalism by the Rajput Karni Sena against the film Padmaavat , the industry has come out in strong opposition to the group's action . In Madhya Pradesh, members of various organisations, including the Karni Sena , staged protests in Indore and some other towns. Protestors burned buses and tyres in many different parts of Uttar Pradesh states. Read More »

Philippines prepares for 3-month emergency around Mt Mayon

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Volcanologists claimed Mayon's unpredictable activity may last up to a month. Legazpi City: The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday. Read More »

Afghanistan | Insurgents attack children's group in Afghanistan, 3 dead

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Khogyani said the victims included three Save the Children employees, one tailor across the street from the office and an Afghan commando; 24 others were wounded. But Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a tweet on Wednesday that the militant group was not responsible for the Jalalabad attack. "I saw a vehicle catch fire and then a gunfight started". Read More »

Punjab's Most Wanted Gangster Vicky Gounder Shot Dead In Police Encounter

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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh took to Twitter to congratulate Punjab police , "Congratulations to Punjab Police for killing most wanted gangster Vicky Gounder and his aide Prema Lahoriya". Three weapons, including two.32 bore and one.30 bore pistols, were recovered from the spot. While Punjab Police rearrested four escapees in a few months, Gounder remained on the run. Read More »

Governor Ambode's Special Adviser Deji Tinubu slumps & Dies

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Ayodeji Tinubu, the erstwhile Special Adviser on Sports to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode , has been confirmed dead at the General Hospital, Epe. We are still in shock as we pray for the repose of his soul. "All of us at the state executive council are in disbelief, we shall miss him", Bamigbetan said. Read More »

Britain Wants Access To EU's Existing Trade Deals During Brexit Implementation

But Neil hit back and said staying in the single market permanently after Brexit would be "effectively staying in the EU". A fault-line already runs through the Tory Party over whether the United Kingdom should continue to make payments to the bloc and accept the jurisdiction of European judges in the two year transitional period that will follow Brexit in March 2019. Read More »

'We love your country,' Trump tells May

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Trump's business-friendly tax cuts and a record-breaking bull run on Wall Street have wowed many in the Davos crowd. US President Donald Trump has assured Theresa May that "we love your country" as the pair met at the World Economic Forum in Davos . Read More »

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal released, says associate

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Saudi media are reporting that 95 people are still being held by authorities in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched almost three months ago by the kingdom's influential crown prince. Investments within Saudi Arabia include a 16.2 percent stake in lender Banque Saudi Fransi. A Saudi official said he was accused of money laundering, bribery and extortion. Read More »

U.S. government shutdown enters third day as planned Senate vote abandoned

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As Democrats wanted a secure future for CHIP, the Republicans have questioned how they could vote against a bill which they say does just that. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". In exchange, the president agreed to support legalizing young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Republicans and Democrats have since repeatedly failed to compromise on immigration, however, leaving dreamers without a ... Read More »

Republic Day Parade: Congress upset with Rahul Gandhi's seat on sixth row

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The party also accused the Congress leader of behaving like a "super VVIP". Slamming the Gandhi scion, he said, " Rahul Gandhi is trying to tell the country that I am a super VVIP". "The arrogant rulers deliberately seated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the fourth row, then, in the sixth row, on Republic Day , discarding all convention". Read More »

Young Kennedy Will Give Democrat Response to Tump's State of The Union

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Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring. The speech will also greatly elevate the 37-year-old's profile and suggests the Democrats are willing to have a younger generation represent the party. The speech will make him the public face of his party and the main voice countering the president's politics. Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee gushed: "This is a Kennedy who could be president", the Globe noted. Read More »

Australia, New Zealand ladies shine on day 1 of Sydney 7s

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Kenya courtesy of two wins secured the runner-up spot. New Zealand, led by world women's Player of the Year Portia Woodman, beat Japan 48-7, England 33-12 and the United States 31-0 to top Pool B. "We have worked really hard since Dubai". "Tomorrow, when we get the football, we've got to make smarter decisions and try and keep that ball off them and penetrate when our options come", Friend said. Read More »