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Philippine police stop anti-drug crackdown amid scandal

Then maybe after that, we can resume our war on drugs ", dela Rosa said. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, a body a fraction of the size of the PNP, has taken over the lead in fighting drugs and Mr Duterte has suggested he may need the military's help. Read More »

Marine Le Pen refuses to repay €300000 in 'misspent' European Union funds

Le Pen, one of the front-runners in upcoming French presidential polls, had until midnight on Tuesday to repay almost 300,000 euros (US$325,000) but she bluntly rejected the demand just before the deadline. She was asked to repay nearly €300,000 by January 31, for salaries paid to Catherine Griset, who worked as a parliamentary assistant from December 2010 to February 2016, and another €41,554 by February 28 for salaries paid to her bodyguard. Read More »

Shivpal Yadav to form a new party after UP Election results

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Mr Shivpal Yadav, was speaking at a meeting in Etawah on Tuesday after filing his nomination paper for the Jaswant-nagar seat when he said that he was a victim of conspiracy by vested interests. Shivpal threatened to float a new political outfit after March 11, when the election results would be declared. Shivpal has also stated that the party will decide on its alliance with the Congress only after the elections are over. Read More »

Supreme Court slams Tamil Nadu on Jallikattu protest

Convey this to your executive to maintain law and order. "What was the necessity of doing all kinds of street march?" Interestingly, the Court was also critical of the Tamil Nadu government for failing to get the law and order situation in the State under control. Read More »

Saudi Prince takes 80 falcons on a flight

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Imagine having so many spare dollars lying around that you can spend them on flying 80 falcons in a plane. What is disturbing and weird is the falcons where not in the cargo of the plane, but literally taking a seat inside the plane itself. Read More »

Donald Trump gives Pentagon 30 days to develop anti-ISIS strategy in…

He also appointed Steve Bannon, his top political adviser to the National Security Council. While officials were consistently insisting the war was going well under President Obama, Trump is said to want much quicker results in the fight against ISIS, which is nearly certain to mean a transition away from the Obama-era tactic of escalations of a few hundred troops at a time, which mostly avoided public debate over the size of the ground force. Read More »

French presidential candidate investigated over wife's pay

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Only 28 percent of respondents said Fillon is "honest", though 48 percent agreed he "has the qualities to be president", the poll said. questioned 974 people on January 30 and 31. Fillon has said his wife's work was real, and that he is the victim of a smear campaign. "A widening in French bond spreads is very much related to political events, with Fillon affected by a scandal", said DZ Bank rates strategist Daniel Lenz. Read More »

Washington State Sues Trump Administration Over Executive Order on Immigration

The executive order, which restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries for 120 days, suspends Syrian refugee admissions indefinitely, halts the issuance of all visas from the countries indicated for 90 days, and caps total refugee admissions at 50,000 for 2017, has faced serious criticism worldwide since it was signed on Friday. Read More »

State Department Told to 'Get With the Program' on Immigrant Ban

Since then, over 200 dissent messages have been disseminated via the channel. Dozens of State Department officials are expected to sign a memo opposing President Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, activating the famous "Dissent Channel", which diplomats have used for decades, to oppose what they see as wrongheaded policies put forth by the Trump White House . Read More »

Slim Mexico's richest man calms Mexicans over Trump

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The Center for American Progress (CAP) in a report released Monday said the U.S. -Mexico relationship is in "perhaps the best shape it has ever been". U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Friday he is concerned about a proposal floated by President Donald Trump's administration as a way of paying for a wall along the U.S. Read More »

Federal judge grants emergency stay of Trump's 'Muslim ban'

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The ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed by lawyers on behalf of two Iraqis, Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi, who were detained for several hours on Saturday. Their lawyers say they were not allowed to meet their clients. This morning we spoke with Enriquez to discuss the parameters of the stay, and the lingering unknowns: whether Homeland Security will enforce the stay nationally, and whether the stay will impact immigrants en route to the United States ... Read More »

Question Mark Over Anti-Trump Ban Petition Raising 1000 Signatures a Minute

The petition says the US President "should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen". from seven majority Muslim countries. "The petition is really just to make as much noise as possible and put the spotlight on him and what an terrible person he is". Read More »

Japan: Prime Minister To Meet US President In February

United States participation is seen as key to the agreement and Abe said he would keep trying to convince Trump of its merits. In November a year ago, Abe met with Trump in NY for the first time. Relations were strained under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, notably over the crisis in Ukraine and Moscow's alleged interference in the November election. Read More »

California independence campaign gaining momentum in US

To qualify for the ballot, Yes California has to collect 585,407 valid signatures from registered voters over the next 180 days. California's secession movement has grown significantly since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. Read More »

Joy Behar slams Bannon's 'war on the media'

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Speaking with the NY Times , Bannon didn't hold back his thoughts and echoed some of Trump's same feelings. He said the media's coverage of Trump was a "humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there". Yet the contradictions are stunning: Donald Trump craves media attention; he's a reality star obsessed with ratings. "You're the opposition party ", Bannon told the Times . Read More »

Iran to ban USA citizens after Trump order

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Citizenship and Immigration Services under President Obama. Trump on Friday signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Other nations may be added. Initially, the U.S. refugee resettlement program has been suspended for 120 days so that the new Trump administration can establish new vetting rules, probably more strict for visa applicants. Read More »

Turkey sends 2nd extradition request to Greece for coup soldiers

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Subsequently, a European Union spokeswoman said it was confident its cooperation with Turkey on migration will continue to hold firm. "We protest this decision which prevents these individuals who have threatened the life of our president and took an active role in a coup attempt that killed 248 of our civilians and members of our security forces, wounded 2,193 of our citizens, and attempted to take the life of our President, to be brought before the independent Turkish judiciary", read a ... Read More »

Trump Will Keep Vow to Put Embassy in Jerusalem, Giuliani Says

The settlement expansion plans, which are major stumbling blocks to peace efforts as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state. According to Israeli media, the family of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, sponsored this settlement. "PM Netanyahu's top aide's told me a key goal in Trump's era was keeping bipartisan support for Israel". Read More »

Actor and Cumbrian film festival patron Sir John Hurt dies

He also received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Midnight Express (1978) and Best Actor in recognition of his portrayal in The Elephant Man (1980). From there he went on to star in hundreds of productions, including The Elephant Man and Midnight Express , for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Read More »

Capt Amarinder is Cong Punjab CM face again

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Talking of Congress, Badal said Congress candidate Navjot Singh Sidhu is a paid entertainer, a person on sale. Expressing concern over the spate of farmer suicides in the state, Amarinder reiterated his promise to waive off all farm debts if Congress comes to power. Read More »

Canadian Auto Union Blasts GM for Moving Work to Mexico

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The head of the labor union alleged that GM, which plans to shift production to Mexico, was motivated by cheaper labor opportunities. "Jobs have been going from Canada to the southern United States and to Mexico". "Make in United States of America or pay big border tax!" There are now around 3 100 employees at the Ingersoll plant. Before 2006, Canada's auto sector had an annual trade surplus of around $10 billion. Read More »

British PM Theresa May talks trade post-Brexit in Turkey visit

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Under the deal signed in Ankara during a visit by British Prime Minister Theresa May, BAE Systems and state-owned Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will establish a partnership for the development of the TF-X fighter jet. Speaking to reporters at the presidential palace in Ankara alongside Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan, Ms May called Turkey one of Britain's oldest friends and briefly touched on human rights, a sore point for Mr Erdogan, who accuses the West of not showing enough ... Read More »

Trump to sign orders cutting United Nations funding over support of Palestinians

The New York Times reported on one draft order that calls for ending funding for any United Nations agency that engages in certain activity, such allowing membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestinian Liberation Organization. "I feel very strongly that if you have something like the United Nations with 22% of the budget coming from America then our country has to start thinking about the best interests of our own country". Read More »

Donald Trump hopes he and Vladimir Putin have a 'fantastic relationship'

The sanctions represented a novel attempt to enforce this body of law-to give teeth to often ignored prohibitions and to impose meaningful costs on the most powerful of lawbreakers. leaders scheduled to be held on Saturday . "All of that is under consideration ", she said. "We go out together and knock the hell out of ISIS [the Islamic State group]". Read More »

U.S. Economic Growth Cools on Biggest Trade Drag Since 2010

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However, imports rose much more sharply than we forecast, up 8.0% in Q4 (AXA IM 4.0%), and weighed on final growth. The official data means that Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) has grown by a steady 0.6% in each of the last three quarters, including the two that followed the Brexit vote. Read More »