• Romanian justice minister resigns amid criminal code protests
Romanian justice minister resigns amid criminal code protests

However, even when announcing his resignation, Iordache stressed that all initiatives were "legal and constitutional". The decree would have decriminalized corruption that caused damage worth less than about $48,000 (200,000 lei). Romania has seen the biggest protests since the fall of communism in 1989, with up to half a million people joining s...

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  • Russian Federation halts army & rebel clash in northern Syria
Russian Federation halts army & rebel clash in northern Syria

He said there had been a communications failure, adding: "There should not have been Turkish soldiers within the limits of these coordinates". Islamic State is under attack from separate campaigns in northern Syria by Russian-backed government forces and Turkey-backed rebels.

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  • 12 killed as landslides hit Indonesia's Bali
12 killed as landslides hit Indonesia's Bali

In Banten province, another landslide took place in a traditional gold mining compound at Citorek village of Lebak district, killing 4 miners and injuring 3 others. A one-year-old boy, his seven-year-old sister and their mother were among seven people who died in Songan Village in northeast Bali when a landslide occurred at around 11pm local time...

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  • Police arrest four planning terror attack in France
Police arrest four planning terror attack in France

Both he and the girl were known to authorities for possible radical ties, reports the Guardian . The prosecutor's office said about 70 grams of TATP were seized in the home of a 20-year-old man, along with a litre each of acetone , oxygenated water and sulphuric acid.

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  • Is ICE expanding immigration enforcement? Advocates say yes
Is ICE expanding immigration enforcement? Advocates say yes

The news of deportations spread swiftly through Southern California, prompting a vigil that rapidly became a protest in downtown L.A., where a crowd of 100 people blocked road and freeway entrances, with chants of "Let them out!" directed toward the nearby Metropolitan Detention Center.

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  • Trump Told The Chinese President He'd Honor The 'One China' Policy
Trump Told The Chinese President He'd Honor The 'One China' Policy

President Donald Trump in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The agency also quoted Mr Xi saying he "appreciated" Mr Trump for "stressing that the USA government adheres to the one-China policy", which stresses there is only one China and that Taiwan is a province of that entity.

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  • South China Sea: US reports 'unsafe encounter' with Chinese military aircraft
South China Sea: US reports 'unsafe encounter' with Chinese military aircraft

The aircraft incident happened as USA president Donald Trump held his first phone call since his inauguration with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, soothing fears of a major rift between the two countries. But with the present President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte things were calmed down in the area. The policy rules out independence or USA ...

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  • Why Nicole Kidman doesn't think she'll win Oscar for 'Lion'
Why Nicole Kidman doesn't think she'll win Oscar for 'Lion'

They weren't the only stars to hit the premiere though! Left to right: Laura Dern , Nicole Kidman , Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Reese Witherspoon. Reese looked positively thrilled to be accompanied by her eldest daughter, who was the spitting image of her mom on the event's grey carpet. "You get deeply invested in people".

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  • Trump says Israel should be 'reasonable' in peace process
Trump says Israel should be 'reasonable' in peace process

The comments amounted to a striking recalibration of Trump's approach to Israel just five days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the White House. "Every time you take land for a settlement, less territory remains", he added. "I'm learning the issue and we'll see what happens. No one wants to make this decision, and I'...

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  • Trump to meet Canada's Trudeau on Monday for talks on trade
Trump to meet Canada's Trudeau on Monday for talks on trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is emerging as a leader of the liberal global resistance to President Trump, plans to visit Washington Monday for his first face-to-face meeting with the newly-inaugurated US leader. Trump cancelled USA participation in the TPP during his first week in office, essentially killing the agreement. Presiden...

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  • Nordstrom Draws Trump's Ire After Dropping Ivanka's Products
Nordstrom Draws Trump's Ire After Dropping Ivanka's Products

In November, co-president Peter Nordstrom reportedly emailed his employees about the likely controversy over the fact that the chain was then carrying Ivanka Trump's products. "Easy D. Which I think used to be Trump's rapper name in the '80s", the host added, later joking, "These tweets make Trump look like a real d-bag".

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  • Turkish soldiers accidentally killed in Russian airstrike in Syria, Moscow confirms
Turkish soldiers accidentally killed in Russian airstrike in Syria, Moscow confirms

Syria is expected to be high on the agenda when the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo, holds with Turkish officials in Ankara on Thursday. But a normalization deal was reached over the summer and the two sides have been working ever more closely over the Syrian conflict. It also added that 315 civilians, inclu...

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  • Melania Trump sues the Daily Mail over escort service claim
Melania Trump sues the Daily Mail over escort service claim

Mrs Trump had previously filed the lawsuit against Mail Media Inc in Maryland, but earlier this month a judge ruled the case should not be filed there and dismissed it. Melania claims the August 19 article titled "Naked photoshoots, and troubling questions about visas that won't go away: The VERY racy past of Donald Trump's Slovenian Wife", con...

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  • Somalia's New President Is A Dual US-Somali Citizen
Somalia's New President Is A Dual US-Somali Citizen

Worldwide partners also wish to express their appreciation to the outgoing Federal President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed and his government for their many achievements over the past four years and thank him for his gracious concession speech that facilitated a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.

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  • UK: House of Commons Approves Brexit Bill
UK: House of Commons Approves Brexit Bill

It will now move to the Lords for final scrutiny, where changes could be made before it receives royal assent to become an act. A transitional arrangement for trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit would also be preferable to a "cliff-edge", he said, reflecting the approach signaled by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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  • Brazil complains to the WTO about loan to Bombardier
Brazil complains to the WTO about loan to Bombardier

That investment angered Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, Bombardier's prime competitor, and the company urged the Brazilian government to challenge Canada at the WTO. Most of the money is evidently earmarked for continued development of the Global 7000 long-range "four suite" business jet, first announced in 2010 and scheduled for entry int...

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  • Yemen reportedly withdraws permission to allow U.S. ground missions
Yemen reportedly withdraws permission to allow U.S. ground missions

Yemen has withdrawn permission for USA anti-terror ground missions in the country amidst anger at the civilian casualities incurred in the first commando raid ordered by new president Donald Trump last month, the New York Times reports . Later Wednesday, McCain responded to Spicer's latest comments, sharing an anecdote about his time in captivit...

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  • Gunmen Shoot at Afghan Aid Convoy, Killing Six ICRC Workers
Gunmen Shoot at Afghan Aid Convoy, Killing Six ICRC Workers

According to the Geneva-based organisation, the team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, were on its way to deliver critical livestock materials in an area south of the town of Shibergan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahidm rejected speculation about group's links to the incident, the channel reported. Aid workers in Afghanis...

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  • Alexei Navalny Putin foe handed 5-year suspended sentence
Alexei Navalny Putin foe handed 5-year suspended sentence

A court has upheld the verdict of the first trial in 2013 that Mr Navalny led a group that embezzled timber worth 16m roubles (£330,000) from a Kirov state timber company while working as an adviser to the region's governor. In 2014, Navalny was given another three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a separate case involving the French company Y...

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  • Sarkozy to stand trial over alleged political finances offenses
Sarkozy to stand trial over alleged political finances offenses

It centres on claims that Sarkozy's party, then known as the UMP, connived with a PR company to hide the true cost of his 2012 presidential election campaign. Investigators are trying to determine if Sarkozy knew about the alleged fraud. France has a cap of 22.5 million euros on campaign spending. The former French president was also charged with...

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