• Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round
Czech election: Milos Zeman leads in first round

Like Slovakia and Hungary, the Czechs have clashed with the European Commission over their refusal to accept migrants under quotas set by a vote by EU leaders. In fact he has made the "threat" from the Islamic world - which he calls an "anti-civilisation" - a central theme of his presidency. Two years later, he was the keynote speaker at a conferen...

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  • Anderson Cooper: 'The sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment'
Anderson Cooper: 'The sentiment the President expressed today is a racist sentiment'

He denied suggestions in a report in the Washington Post that he had said "take them out", in reference to Haitians. "'Why are we having all of these people from, ' - and I apologize for using this word here, but this is a quote from the president - 'why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?'" "Whether you vote...

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  • German parties talk through the night, no end in sight
German parties talk through the night, no end in sight

Coalition party leaders in Germany have reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new government , according to multiple reports. The preamble to 28-page document born of a strenuous negotiating week announces "a new beginning for Europe", as a priority of "new political time".

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  • Here's How & Where to Watch ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 Online
Here's How & Where to Watch ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 Online

India are clubbed with Australia , Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea in Group B , an International Cricket Council (ICC) release stated on Thursday. The match was played at the Ujman Oval and the hosts were defeated by 7 wickets at the hands of the Indians. Sharing a special message for the cricket fans in Twitter, the ...

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  • China's 2017 trade boost shows shifting engines of growth
China's 2017 trade boost shows shifting engines of growth

China, the main source of North Korea's fuel, did not export any gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil to its neighbour in November. Although exports are expected to hold up well, uncertainties remain due to potential escalation in trade frictions with the USA under President Donald Trump, after China's surplus against the country hit a new high...

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  • Trump Cancels Trip to London
Trump Cancels Trip to London

Trump claimed he had scrapped the trip because he didn't want to open the new US Embassy in London - blaming former President Obama for relocating the diplomatic headquarters. "And you got the message". "Wanted me to cut the ribbon-NO!" The trans-Atlantic alliance between the USA and Britain has been shaky ever since Trump assumed the preside...

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  • Flood warning, winter weather advisory across southern New England
Flood warning, winter weather advisory across southern New England

Thursday , it was 56 degrees. Thursday brought freezing rain and snow to Lawrence, and road conditions led to two single-vehicle rollover accidents Thursday morning, according to Sgt. The alerts warn of mixed wintry precipitation late Wednesday night turning to snow Thursday morning. In addition, Long Islanders are urged to remain off o...

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  • Michael Owen Warns Against Liverpool Signing Leicester Attacker as Philippe Coutinho Replacement
Michael Owen Warns Against Liverpool Signing Leicester Attacker as Philippe Coutinho Replacement

Oxlade-Chamberlain is effusive in his praise of the Brazil worldwide; protective too, as witnessed by his defence of Coutinho when the then delicate subject of Barcelona cropped up on Sky after Liverpool's win at Bournemouth last month.

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  • NC Governor Cooper Seeks Offshore Drilling Exemption
NC Governor Cooper Seeks Offshore Drilling Exemption

Sierra Weaver, a lawyer for the Southern Environmental Law Center, said Zinke's move was a breach of protocol that will put the Interior Department on shaky legal footing if the secretary doesn't treat other coastal states in the same way. Trump spent his Christmas and New Year's break at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The Long Island Commercial Fishing ...

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  • Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Payment for Adult Star's Silence
Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Payment for Adult Star's Silence

Michael Cohen , a longtime representative of the Trump Organization, reportedly negotiated a nondisclosure agreement with a lawyer for the woman, Stephanie Clifford , over an encounter that allegedly occurred in 2006. The payment was made through Clifford's lawyer, Keith Davidson, with the money sent to Davidson's client-trust account at City Na...

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  • India, China to soon have hotline, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat
India, China to soon have hotline, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Acknowledging the suspension of military aid to Pakistan by the US, General Rawat averred it was premature to talk how much of an impact it would have on Pakistan, India and the extended neighborhood. Chinese troops were very well equipped. Commenting on recent developments in US-Pakistan relations, Rawat emphasized the US can not expect from...

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  • Port Authority bombing suspect pleads not guilty to terror charges
Port Authority bombing suspect pleads not guilty to terror charges

A grand jury indicted Akayed Ullah , who was accused of trying to blow up a suicide bomb in New York City in December, on terrorism charges, Wednesday. He seemed to walk gingerly to his seat before the hearing began. Akayed Ullah allegedly detonated a pipe bomb underneath New York City's Port Authority.

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  • Unprecedented steps taken by local hospitals because of escalating flu
Unprecedented steps taken by local hospitals because of escalating flu

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says 36 people have died with reported influenza-like symptoms this season, up from the 13 deaths reported the same time previous year. "In an average year, there's a good match between the strain of flu that circulates in the community and what was given in the flu shot", Folk said.

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  • Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart
Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

Updated | Steve Bannon , President Donald Trump's embattled former chief strategist, has agreed to an interview with the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russia's election meddling and links to the Trump campaign, according to one source close to the committee and a second source with knowledge of the matter.

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  • Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG
Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG

Relations between Washington and Ankara have been tense over multiple issues including a U.S. decision past year to deliver weapons to the YPG. Humanitarian aid organisations, rescuers and activists allege the Syrian and Russian air forces have struck hospitals, schools and marketplaces in congested residential areas in rebel-held towns.

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  • Trade Experts Expect to See a 'Zombie' NAFTA
Trade Experts Expect to See a 'Zombie' NAFTA

Canada has so far largely shunned confrontation with Washington, stressing instead the merits of NAFTA and free trade as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes efforts to forge closer ties with Trump. The Trudeau government appears to have adopted a good-cop, bad-cop strategy for saving NAFTA - coming up with some "creative" new proposals in ...

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  • Four judges criticise India's top court in rare public spat
Four judges criticise India's top court in rare public spat

Chelameswar says, 'All 4 of us are convinced that unless this institution (Supreme Court) is preserved & it maintains its equanimity, democracy will survive in this country, or any country. The cases referred by CJI to benches are not distributed among the senior judges. Eventually, a five-judge Bench headed by Justice Misra overturned the order a...

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  • Germany coalition talks: Merkel aides see breakthrough
Germany coalition talks: Merkel aides see breakthrough

But Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz will have to work hard to persuade a party congress on Jan 21 to endorse that move. The blueprint will next be presented to party members for approval. The three parties didn't officially give up Germany's target of a 40 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 compared with 1990, which a dr...

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  • Baker Urges US Attorney to Focus 'Limited Resources' on Fentanyl, Not Marijuana
Baker Urges US Attorney to Focus 'Limited Resources' on Fentanyl, Not Marijuana

And it's just one more item on the Trump administration's list of "Obama actions" that a president obsessed with the record of his predecessor wants to undo. Eight states, including MA, have legalized recreational use for adults. With a total of 29 states and the District of Columbia now allowing for comprehensive public medical marijuana and...

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  • Jessica Falkholt 'remains in critical condition' after horror crash
Jessica Falkholt 'remains in critical condition' after horror crash

The driver of the 4WD, Craig Anthony Whitall, 51, also died at the scene. He was driving home from a methadone clinic when he struck the family of four. It comes just one day after hundreds of people turned out to farewell Lars, Vivian and Annabelle in an emotional funeral in Sydney's west. Lars Falkholt was such a cautious driver extra time ...

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