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EU Warns UK Against Official Trade Talks Ahead Of Brexit

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Northern Ireland voted to Remain in the European Union by a margin of 56 per cent and the overwhelming majority of local parties are pro-EU. The EEA model is the only existing model for a non-EU country to be in the single market, and if this had been followed there would have been relatively little change in the legal conditions affecting the conduct of business between the United Kingdom and the EU. Read More »

Trump To Start Negotiations on NAFTA With Canada, Mexico

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Promise kept? During the campaign, Donald Trump pledged to throw out the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. MacNaughton did express some concern that not everyone on the Trump team understood the "depth and breadth" of complicated relationship between Canada and the USA that straddles the economic, military/security and cultural sectors. Read More »

Donald Trump reinstates policy that restricts abortions

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Hypothetically, health care providers are allowed to talk to patients about abortion in the event of rape, incest, or life-threatening complications, but it's unclear exactly how such exceptions would work once a compliant NGO has eradicated all abortion-related resources from its programming. Read More »

Avalanche engulfs Italy hotel, dozens missing

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But as hopes of finding survivors dimmed, Italian newspaper La Reppublica reported Friday morning that rescuers had found six people still alive inside the heavily-damaged building. The hotel is about 30 miles from the coastal city of Pescara and sits about 4,000 feet above sea level. Rescuers estimated that the staff and guests must have been under the snow for the last 24 hours. Read More »

Armenian Gladys Berejiklian is new Premier of New South Wales

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Ms Berejiklian will become the state's second female premier when she is sworn in on Monday afternoon and takes the government to the next election, which is being held in March 2019. "I think she's seen, and this is true as her time of treasurer, as a safe pair of hands and someone who is on top of her portfolio". The state of NSW should be very pleased and delighted with Ms Berejiklian's appointment, he said. Read More »

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's Ties to Russia Are Under Investigation

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General Michael Flynn was sworn in as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Sunday, despite the fact that he's reportedly under investigation over calls he made to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak the very same day President Obama booted 35 diplomats from the country following intel reports Moscow interfered in the election to assist President Trump. Read More »

Sinn Fein names O'Neill as Northern Ireland leader

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SINN Fein has a named Michelle O'Neill as its new leader in the Norther Ireland Assembly. McGuinness said that they are both part of a "very strong Sinn Féin team" and he is "overjoyed" that O'Neill will lead the party into the next election. Read More »

Sixteen dead, mostly Hungarian teenagers, in Italy bus accident

The teenagers all came from a secondary school in Budapest. "I was very much planning on going this year but in the end it didn't work out", Mezo said. The impact of the crash just before midnight was so violent that the overpass support column actually entered into the bus, officials said. He added, "We are not aware of other vehicles being involved, it seems to have gone off the road of its own accord". Read More »

Police taser their adviser on race relations

The grandfather, who co-founded the Independent Advisory Group in Bristol , had refused to give them his name and was heard saying: 'I'm not telling you my name. SWNSPolice taser their own race relations adviser - after mistaking him for a crook The way I fell backward on the back of my head. "I've asked you to remain calm", an officer asks. Read More »

Solomon Islands struck by 7.9 magnitude natural disaster

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The epicenter was deep within the Earth's crust, about 96 miles down. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned of the possibility of the coastal areas of Pacific countries like Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Nauru, Vanuatu, Chuuk, the Solomon Islands and others being hit by risky waves in the next three hours. Read More »

Gambia awaits new leader, but exiled one has right to return

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With Mr Jammeh gone, all eyes will be on the Barrow administration as it makes its first steps as a government of reform and development. Gambia's new President Adama Barrow said on Sunday that state resources appeared to have been depleted when former leader Yahya Jammeh fled the country late on Saturday. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway Goes Broadway in Hilarious 'SNL' Sketch

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SNL's Kellyanne Conway Chicago parody on the January 21 episode spotlighted the woman behind Trump's ascension to the presidency. The musical number ended with her lying on massive, illuminated letters readying " Conway ". Conway is hoisted by the dancers, riding high as she reflects on her success. "This time a year ago, I supported Ted Cruz", Conway whispers. In a production that could have been nominated for a Tony Award, this short tries to get inside the mind of Conway , ... Read More »

Woakes wants England to be pitch ideal in Kolkata

In reply, England lost Alex Hales cheaply but Joe Root (54) and Jason Roy steadied the innings with a century stand. India captain Virat Kohli today picked Kedar Jadhav as the find of the three-match One-Day International series against England after the Pune-born all-rounder ended up as the highest run-scorer in the series with 232 runs. Read More »

Trump White House offered 'alternative facts' on crowd size

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Throughout his campaign and soon after he was elected president, Trump has accused the media of being biased, often singling out reporters and calling them liars. Fortunately for the American people, there are photos, which we can see with our eyes, and the photos show empty stands on Trump's parade route on Friday, empty seats at the inauguration, and plenty of open space. Read More »

Trump inauguration ratings second biggest in 36 years

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Initial audience data show Trump's swearing-in produced a household rating of 27.7, or nearly 28 percent of the 116.4 million USA television households, the trade publication reported, without saying where it got the information. President Trump's inauguration ratings fell below the first inauguration numbers of former President Ronald Reagan and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump inaugural TV ratings lower than Obama, Reagan: report Women's marches draw estimated 2.5 million people across ... Read More »

Six parties to take part in Astana talks, United States as abserver

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The opposition has also promised to highlight the government's harsh siege tactics which have cut off hundreds of thousands of Syrians from food and medical access. The complaints about rebel divisions resulting from the peace talks are the focus now, but the bigger danger will be that the divisions are imperiling the talks, leaving open the question of how much the delegation can actually deliver on promises they make. Read More »

Hirakhand Express derailment: Railways suspect the tracks may have been tampered with

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Meanwhile Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu visited the accident spot at Kuneru Station and subsequently to Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital to check in on the condition of the injured victims, majority from Odisha. Several trains on Vijayanagaram and Rayagada routes have been diverted. The accident comes only two months after a similar accident killed almost 150 people near the town of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the deadliest rail disaster in the country in at least five years. Read More »

Full text: Trump, Pence remarks at CIA Headquarters

Trump chose two Bibles for his swearing-in ceremony: one his mother gave him in 1955 when he graduated from Presbyterian Sunday school, and the one used by President Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration, according to The Washington Post . The third, the "Salute to Our Armed Services Ball", will take place at the National Building Museum. Crews in Columbus, Indiana, have put up signs announcing to visitors that it's Vice President Mike Pence's hometown. Read More »

Trump team doubles down on media criticism

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President Donald Trump sent out his generals to fight the war against the media on Sunday and it was a firefight. But Wallace continued to press Priebus, saying Trump made two separate inaccurate claims about the size of the inaugural crowd during an appearance at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters on Saturday. Read More »

S.Korean culture minister in custody over artist blacklist

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Faced with a spreading political crisis, the government and state entities used the blacklist as "guidelines" to penalise artists and censor content, the special prosecutor's office told reporters last week. Samsung Electronics is the flagship company of Samsung Group and is the world's top manufacturer of smartphones, memory chips and flat-screen televisions. Read More »

At least 13 killed, some 100 injured as train derails in India

Mishra told Indian television "our priority at the moment is to ensure that all the passengers who are injured get the best of treatment that is possible". On Friday 10 coaches of an express train were derailed in the western state of Rajasthan, leaving many passengers with minor injuries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives in the accident. Read More »

What feud? I love intelligence community

But the president was singing a different tune on Saturday when he visited the lead agency. Trump said he chose to make a visit to the CIA his first public event because the media had created the false impression that Trump was in a "feud" with US intelligence agencies. Read More »

Jackie Evancho performs at Trump inauguration

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The 2010 "America's Got Talent" runner-up sang the National Anthem Friday morning. After the backlash in 2013, the singer admitted to using a pre-recorded track because she did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra that was backing her. Read More »

Turkey's President Erdogan wins power-boosting vote

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In a final vote, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 339 "yes" votes for the bill as a whole. "With our people's "yes" vote, this door will be completely opened". "In both the USA and France, you have strong checks and balances on the power of the president, but according to the Turkish model that is outlined in this amendment, you don't have any such check on presidential power", she told AFP. Read More »

Trump Makes Bizarre Courtesy Call At CIA Headquarters

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He falsely claimed the crowds at his swearing in stretched from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Prior to his departure from the Central Intelligence Agency at noon on Friday - when Trump was sworn as the 45th United States president - Brennan had publicly accused Trump of lacking an understanding of Russia's worldwide capabilities, actions and intensions. Read More »

UN adopts resolution backing new Gambian president

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Barrow said he had to be inaugurated at Gambia's embassy in Senegal on Thursday because Jammeh refused to cooperate or provide security for a ceremony inside the country. Jammeh, 51, is negotiating a deal to step down with Mauritania's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, two people familiar with the situation said. However, Jammeh who came into power during a military coup in 1994 showed no signs on Friday morning of relinquishing his grip on power. Read More »

United States air strike in Syria kills more than 100 al Qaida members

The US military says its airstrikes have killed two senior al-Qaeda operatives in Syria in two separate incidents. Thursday's strike was conducted in western Syria, not far from where Russian and Syrian regime forces have operated. air strikes in Libya. The B-52 is a Cold War-era bomber that is over 50 years old, but still has the ability to loiter over the battlefield for long periods of time and carry over 70,000 pounds of ordinance. Read More »