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Smallest partner approves deal on new German government

Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU/CSU) finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). Opponents of the deal say Schulz's team failed to put a liberal ...

Eastern Carolina school superintendent, family on derailed Amtrak train

Once again, a deadly train crash may have been prevented had a well-known piece of technology been implemented. Almost 100 people suffered injuries, a lot of them minor. The locomotives of both trains were left crumpled, the Amtrak engine on its si...

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes northeast Taiwan, hotel collapses

At least 7 people are dead, reports SF Gate, and more than 60 people are missing . The government said a bridge in the city on Taiwan's eastern coast could not be used, and the structure of an inn had tilted during the quake . Water supply ha...

George Bush: 'pretty clear evidence Russian Federation meddled' in United States election

He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results", Bush added. "America is their home, " Bush said, referring to recipients of the Deferred Action for Chil...

South Africa's Zuma holds talks with likely successor as exit looms

Overnight talks with top ANC officials failed to persuade him to quit, and a group of Zuma loyalists said they would march on Monday on the party's headquarters in downtown Johannesburg , Luthuli House, in support of the president. He made it clear ...

Dem lawmakers introduce bills to block funds for proposed military parade

National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said: "Transgender people have been serving openly for the last 19 months, and the only disruption has come from President Trump and others who are determined to jeopardize m...

Syria says rare USA strike an effort 'to support terrorism'

On February 8, 2018, the coalition says it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria. The attack in Deir el-Zour province in northeastern Syria occurred in crowded battle space. CENTCOM said the ...

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea sends propaganda posters to Seoul

The parade comes after US Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington would impose the "toughest" sanctions against North Korea - and warned that "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with the rogue state. She is said...

Why has Japan's Princess Mako chose to postpone her wedding to 2020?

Their engagement made waves past year as Princess Mako will lose her title when she marries Komuro, who is a commoner. He met the princess at International Christian University and now works as a paralegal at the law firm in the capital, where he att...

CAS opens case for fifteen Russians appealing Pyeongchang exclusion

The group of 32 athletes - including six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn, three former National Hockey League players and world biathlon champion Anton Shipulin - failed to pass mandatory IOC vetting, imposed as a result of Russian doping at th...

Ireland edge France with 83rd minute Jonathan Sexton drop

Fly-half Matthieu Jalibert and scrum-half Antoine Dupont both appeared to limp off with leg injuries but the pair were registered as requiring a HIA. Jalibert suffered his injury after half an hour following a clash of knees with Ireland centre B...

Showdown: How GM, Ford Compare In Q4 Sales, Earnings

The fund owned 89,549 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock after selling 3,225 shares during the quarter. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has risen 7.92% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63%...

Resistance is futile: Tillerson says unstoppable Russians already meddling in midterms

And the U.S.is inadequately prepared to counter that threat , he said. In Buenos Aires last week, Tillerson said the United States was considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil and exports of US refined products to Venezuela to p...

Rome bans protests as Pope meets Turkish president Erdogan

The Holy See says that both agreed on the need to promote peace in the Middle East through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and global law. Francis and Erdogan last met in 2014 during the pope's visit to Turkey. Erdo─čan gave ...

Poland's president signs Holocaust bill into law

Amendments to the law envisage fines or imprisonment for up to three years for "sharing responsibility before the Polish people or the state, including for crimes committed by the Third Reich". But he said the point of the law is to prevent the Polis...

Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi should answer questions, not always make allegations

The prime minister claimed that he could have revealed the facts earlier but that would not have been in the "interest of the country". Speaking on Aadhaar , he said: "Congress keeps saying we brought Aadhaar". It is the interest on what you squan...

Televangelist Suggests Christians Do Not Need the Flu Shot

If you say "well I don't have any symptoms of the flu" well great, that's the way it's supposed to be. Kenneth Copeland Ministries operates out of their church compound in Newark, near Eagle Mountain Lake. This science suggests that perhaps inocu...

UN Chief urges Maldives govt. to lift state of emergency

On Tuesday he said he was calling on India to send troops to the strategically located archipelago, which has grown increasingly close to regional rival China under Yameen's leadership. "We must remove him from power". In addition to ordering...

Taiwan struck by powerful natural disaster measuring 6.4 magnitude

Buildings have been toppled in the city of Hualien, according to local media reports . "On Feb. 4, there were 28 earthquakes recorded coming from just off the coast of Hualien, with 12 occurring in a single hour, the largest of which was a magni...

Uma Thurman shares clip of Kill Bill auto crash

When reached for comment regarding Thurman's allegations, a spokesperson said Weinstein was "saddened and puzzled " by her allegation of assault. And now, in an exclusive interview with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times , Thurman spoke about...

Westworld: Season 2 Trailer (Full Super Bowl Spot)

Last night, sandwiched between some sport ball game, was a wonderful trailer for Westworld Season 2 . HBO aired the Westworld season 2 trailer during an ad spot that aired yesterday amongst the Super Bowl LII madness. "We lived by your rules l...

Britain will 'categorically' leave customs union after Brexit

They want clarity on whether United Kingdom firms will be allowed to trade freely throughout the European Union , while others want Britain to be able to sign free trade deals with countries across the world. "The EU is a regional trade bloc but I...

Pakistani community in UAE observes Kashmir solidarity day

Mr Baloch said during the past 70 years thousands of Kashmiris had been killed, injured and imprisoned and women raped for no fault of theirs. The Pakistan foreign office in a statement vowed that Islamabad would stand beside the Kashmiri people an...

Dozens dead in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

The United Nations is investigating reports that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held areas of Syria , as Russian Federation blocked a Security Council statement condemning gas attacks in the war-ravaged country. The death toll in the Syrian g...

3 arrested for assault on Kashmiri students

The assaulted students, Ahmed and Jagal, said a group began following them after they came out of the mosque and started their motorbike. Later, she took both students to hospital for a re-check up. "Registered two cases, one in attack on Kashmir...

US Doctor Accused of Molesting Female Gymnasts, Sentenced to Years in Prison

More than a dozen girls and women say they told an authority figure about Nassar's inappropriate behavior at some point before his arrest in September 2016. That sentencing pushed Nassar's crimes and his connections to MSU and USA Gymnastics into a ...

Pakistan calls Kabul to engage in cooperation, refrain from blame game

After the recent attacks, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government has insisted Pakistan's failure to rout Taliban militants from safe havens on its soil is spurring the insurgency inside Afghanistan. Afghans have been shocked by the audacity of th...

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Iran wants Europeans to present economic package by end of May

Mr Khamenei made five demands to European countries, warning unless they were met Iran would resume its enrichment of uranium. The meeting between Iran, Britain, France, Germany,...

Congress threatens to block deal between White House and China on ZTE

The Commerce Department last month had blocked China's ZTE from importing American components for seven years, accusing it of misleading USA regulators, after it had settled cha...

US Warns Syria Of "Firm" Measures For Ceasefire Violations

The U.S. and Israel are growing increasingly concerned about Iranian military activities in Syria in support of Assad. The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the attack. O...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

After rain and wind blew through Hubballi, the entire roof of a building in Udyama Nagara there which houses Venkateshwara Steels and George Oakes, flew away. Salalah and the surro...

Putin reveals when he will step down as Russian Federation president

Mr Macron has been openly critical of Moscow's unwavering support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, whom he has repeatedly shielded at the UN Security Council by thwarting attem...

Tamil Nadu violence: CPI demands resignation of CM K Palaniswami

The Labour Party in Britain wants Vedanta Resources Plc.to be de-listed from the London Stock Exchange after 13 people died while protesting against Sterlite Copper's smelt...

Michael Cohen Got $500,000 After Trump Tower Meeting With Russian Oligarch

Vekselberg is Columbus Nova's biggest client. Intrater told the Times that Vekselberg had no role in the decision to hire Cohen. A representative for Vekselberg also did not resp...

2 hurt in Indiana middle school shooting; suspect in custody

Students and parents said Seaman, a science teacher who also coaches football and track, helped stop the shooter, who pulled out a gun and opened fire while a seventh-grade cla...

Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

The letter said these experiences with the people they serve left the priests with the firm conviction of the wonder of human life that begins at conception. Abortion is an issue ...

Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as Chinese Heavy Bombers Circle the Island

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in January that he hoped "all African countries can appear in the family portrait of China-Africa cooperation, without anyone miss...

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Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

Ireland abortion referendum: What you need to know

The Late Late Show, as well as the Irish Times, conducted exit polls - that's where they stop voters on the way out of the polling station and ask them how they voted - on the is...

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

Peel Police Release An Update On The Mississauga Restaurant Bombing

According to Peel Regional Police, two suspects detonated the device and fled the scene. Three of them have suffered " critical blast injuries " and were rushed to a Toronto tr...

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

Weak El Nino conditions - water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator - could develop during the hurricane season . No matter what the season may hold - looking ...

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

Russian Military Missile Was Responsible for Downing Deadly Flight MH17, Investigators Find

The JIT appealed for information from anyone who knew who gave the orders before the passenger jet was shot down. Prosecutors said they have presented their findings to Moscow an...

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

Meghan Markle Gets an Official Coat of Arms

The Arms features represent her home state of California as well as her new life as a member of the Royal Family . The Duchess of Sussex is now the holder of a Coat of Arms ...

North Korea's explosive,

North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site

Many observers had expected a belligerent North Korean response to Trump's cancellation, but the comments by Kim, the North's vice foreign minister, seemed, at times , nearly me...

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Australian grandmother accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia to be hanged

Upon leaving Shanghai, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was approached by a stranger, who asked her to take a backpack back to Melbourne. The grandmother, and mother-of-four, told la...

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Video shows road rage suspect hitting vehicle, man with sledgehammer

Police are still trying to identify the attacker and the victims. The SUV, in a scramble to leave the lot, causes its passenger to fall out of the vehicle . The man with the sled...

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Parents sue deadbeat son to get out of their house

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the court case after several eviction letters offering money and other help were ignored. "Michael, after a discussion with your mother, we ha...