• Armenian Gladys Berejiklian is new Premier of New South Wales
Armenian Gladys Berejiklian is new Premier of New South Wales

Mr Baird announced last Thursday he would retire from politics after almost three years as Premier and close to 10 years in Parliament. During her time as transport minister, Berejiklian also secured support for an over-arching transport scheme for Sydney's central business district.

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  • US Intel Investigated Flynn's Communications With Russia
US Intel Investigated Flynn's Communications With Russia

According to the newspaper, the investigation's goal was to discover the nature of Flynn's contacts with Russian officials and the degree of their compliance with law. Some backstory is probably in order. Flynn ties to Russian Federation date back to at least 2014 when he made several appearances on Russia's state-run television network RT after...

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  • Michelle O'Neill confirmed as Sinn Fein's new leader in the North
Michelle O'Neill confirmed as Sinn Fein's new leader in the North

Sinn Fein's ard comhairle agreed at a meeting yesterday... A member of Sinn Féin for 20 years, the 40-year-old has been named as the successor to Martin McGuinness as the party's leader in the Stormont parliament. Following the 2011 Assembly Election O'Neill was appointed as Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development. Mr McGuinness praised ...

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  • US, British leaders eye trade deal
US, British leaders eye trade deal

Should the court agree - an outcome ministers believe is unlikely - an ongoing political breakdown in Northern Ireland could derail May's timetable, following the collapse of the province's power-sharing government. We do not seek to hold on to bits of membership as we leave. May added that all existing European Union laws that apply in Britain w...

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  • Senate Confirms Trump's Picks for Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security
Senate Confirms Trump's Picks for Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security

House Democrats last week rallied for a failed push against the waiver for similar reasons, after the Trump transition team backed Mattis out of a commitment to testify before the House Armed Services Committee. Ron Wyden of Oregon, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Richard Blumenthal of CT in a joint statement. "We live in risky times", Majori...

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  • Gambians Cheer ECOWAS Troops as Ex-President Loots State Coffers and Flees
Gambians Cheer ECOWAS Troops as Ex-President Loots State Coffers and Flees

Barrow's adviser disavowed a joint declaration issued after Jammeh's departure by the United Nations, African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS that bestowed a number of protections upon Jammeh, his family and his associates - including the assurance that their lawful assets would not be seized.

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  • The 'SNL' Kellyanne Conway 'Chicago' Parody Spotlights Trump's Right-Hand Woman
The 'SNL' Kellyanne Conway 'Chicago' Parody Spotlights Trump's Right-Hand Woman

Duh. The musical number ended with her lying on massive, illuminated letters readying " Conway ". After Trump's inauguration, where Conway , now a counselor to the president, sported a distinct red, white and blue coat that was the talk of social media, the NBC series showed no signs of slowing down with the character.

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  • 'SNL': Putin Congratulates America on Trump's Inauguration - 'We Did It'
'SNL': Putin Congratulates America on Trump's Inauguration - 'We Did It'

There are some good points, though. "President Putin will call President Trump after the inauguration to congratulate him". In response to yesterday's women's marches, "Putin" introduced a Russian woman: Fan favorite Olya, played by Kate McKinnon .

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  • India vs England 3rd ODI: Hosts Eyeing Whitewash in ODI Series
India vs England 3rd ODI: Hosts Eyeing Whitewash in ODI Series

India rode on centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge out England by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller at the Barabati Stadium to clinch the three-match series, having won the first match at Pune. Chasing England's target of 322, India needed 16 runs off the final over. David Willey and Jake Ball struck critical e...

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  • WH Staffers Pile On Brennan For Criticizing Trump's Off-The-Rails Speech
WH Staffers Pile On Brennan For Criticizing Trump's Off-The-Rails Speech

He squarely placed blame for the tensions on the media for being "among the most dishonest human beings on Earth". And I just want you to know that there's a reason you're the No. "These are men and women that President Trump loves and respects", Priebus said. The president then launched into an attack on the media, whom he claimed was responsibl...

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  • Justice Department opinion backs Trump on hiring of son-in-law
Justice Department opinion backs Trump on hiring of son-in-law

Furthermore, The New York Times reports that the memo also cited a 1978 law that gives the president agency to appoint White House officials without adhering to other laws restricting employment. Kushner was with Trump on Friday in the Oval Office as he carried out his first official acts in the White House. "Any appointment to that staff, howe...

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  • President, spokesman lash out at media
President, spokesman lash out at media

Spicer then goes on to list a few numbers that back up his assertion that Friday's crowd "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe". But speaking at CIA HQ in Virginia, the President told employees the media had invented a "feud". His exact words were, "This was the largest audience to ...

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  • Hungarian Pupils Die in Bus Crash Near Verona
Hungarian Pupils Die in Bus Crash Near Verona

In Budapest, the government declared a day of national mourning for Monday, with flags to be flown at half-staff and schools around the country holding commemorations. This corrects spelling of Girolamo Lacquaniti in earlier copy. Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto holds a news conference on the bus accident of Hungar...

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  • Trump's Inaugural TV Ratings Fall Short of Obama's in 2009
Trump's Inaugural TV Ratings Fall Short of Obama's in 2009

Their analysis measured the number of viewers who watched live coverage on 12 networks from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. ET. Trump edged out Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration (29.7 million) and George W. Cable rivals CNN had 2.46 million and MSNBC had 1.35 million. But Mr. Obama's first inauguration in 2009 scored a larger television audience, with 37.8 milli...

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  • Emergency Management: Severe weather this weekend
Emergency Management: Severe weather this weekend

The Jackson County Emergency Management Office stresses that everyone should remain vigilant concerning this system and the previously identified threats. High-risk threat levels are relatively unusual for this part of the country. An unusually risky, severe weather situation is on tap for Tallahassee and the Big Bend area, including South Geo...

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  • Centre Clears Jallikattu Ordinance, President's Assent Required
Centre Clears Jallikattu Ordinance, President's Assent Required

Jallikattu was banned by India's Supreme Court and the federal government after the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ) cited animal cruelty concerns. While it was not clear what steps the Prime Minister was referring to, Mr Panneerselvam, soon after meeting Mr Modi, told reporters, "We will soon take steps with the backing of the C...

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  • Donald Trump: Do You Really Think He'll Be A Good President?
Donald Trump: Do You Really Think He'll Be A Good President?

He attended a service at St. John's church. The most recent one was Dan Quayle, the Huntington native who served as VP from 1989 to 1993 under former President George H.W. Up first was Pence. The other vice presidents from IN were: Thomas Hendricks, who died within months of taking office with Grover Cleveland IN 1885; Charles Fairbanks, who served...

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  • S Korea's culture minister arrested over arts blacklist in political scandal
S Korea's culture minister arrested over arts blacklist in political scandal

Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and ex-presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon allegedly drew up the list of thousands of artists and cultural figures to be excluded from government funding programs. This is the first arrest of a minister active in the history of China. The presidential Blue House denies that such a blacklist exists. Rep. Do J...

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  • Trump administration won't send delegation to Syria talks
Trump administration won't send delegation to Syria talks

Astana meeting is slated to find a way out of the stalemate in the peace talks which produced nothing in Geneva 7 months ago as opposition groups, supported by Saudi Arabia, and hostile to Assad government, undermined the meeting. The talks held in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana, if successful, could also lay the groundwork for a comprehensive po...

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  • After Hirakhand Express tragedy, Sonia Gandhi questions rise in train accidents
After Hirakhand Express tragedy, Sonia Gandhi questions rise in train accidents

However, the Odisha Police on Sunday ruled out any involvement of Naxalites in the accident. "All rescue and relief apparatus mobilised immediately", Ministry of railways tweeted. An inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety has been ordered. He announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs2 lakh for the kin of deceased, Rs25,000 for the injure...

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