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TPP 11 deal reached as Canada and Vietnam end holdout

The Tokyo agreement among the 11 remaining TPP member countries follows a basic pact reached after tough negotiations at a regional forum in Danang, Vietnam, in November. "A statement of agreement by the TPP 11 has finally been sealed and the 11 coun...

Acadiana schools participate in National School of Choice Week

This was started back in 2011 to raise awareness for enrollment options. It will be the largest series of education-related events and activities in US history. Students sing the National Anthem at UNLV to celebrate National School Choice Week Tues...

Satellite spots massive troop movement inside North Korea

Pompeo said U.S. President Donald Trump has been focused on pursuing a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis, but the Central Intelligence Agency was working to give him a variety of other options. The North's abrupt decision to commemorate ...

Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April

On Jan. 23, 2018, the assembly ordered presidential elections by April 30. Maduro said if the country's progressive forces backed him as their candidate, he would stand for a second term. Venezuela's national constituent assembly voted unanimously ...

Yosemite National Park Open But Services Are Curtailed

Example of services that could be open: a free-standing gift shop, lodge, restaurant or gas station that requires no assistance from the Park to operate. "Gates would be open and people could enter, but there would be virtually no staff on hand to...

Trump Puts Immigration In The Hands Of 'True Believer' Stephen Miller

Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., Sunday after Graham said WH staff was making a deal on immigration "very hard". The South Carolina Republican warned earlier in the day that with Miller in charge of immigration, negotiations are "going nowhere".

Tillerson tours US Embassy in London criticized by Trump

Mattis calls North Korea situation "sobering" Mattis: North Korea situation "sobering" MORE on Monday visited the new USA embassy in London, which has been the subject of criticism from President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Se...

Rutgers for 2nd straight win over ranked opponent

Mississippi State (20-0, 6-0 SEC) also got off to a 20-0 start last season and went on to finish 34-5 with a loss to SC in the NCAA Tournament final. Rutgers slipped to 17-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten with its second straight loss since being men...

Pennsylvania court tosses state's congressional map

The confluence of challenges and court rulings concerning so-called partisan gerrymandering raises the political stakes on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections , when Republican control of Congress and many state legislatures is up for grab...

Indian Supreme Court allows screening of controversial film Padmavat

On the other hand, violence and arson erupted in parts of BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on Monday ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama as the Karni Sena on Monday warned of "enormous outburst of people" if the movie...

Trump's Davos Trip Is 'Day-to-Day' During Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump was also scheduled to attend, meet with world leaders and deliver a big speech , but the administration has since backed off on the certainty of the trip. The latter believes it is critical to use WEF Davos as a plat...

Kevin Davis, Baltimore police commissioner, ousted by Mayor Catherine Pugh

Davis, the outgoing commissioner, replaced Commissioner Anthony Batts in July 2015 when then-Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired Commissioner Anthony Batts. He also wanted to let violent repeat offenders know they are on notice. "We're c...

Winter storm expected to hit Nebraska, parts of Iowa, Kansas

Significant accumulations of 15 to 20 centimetres are likely. Communities around Rochester could see around.04 inches of ice on the ground before the snow starts falling. Forecasters say it appears the Omaha area should miss the brunt of a strong w...

Borussia Dortmund confirm Arsenal bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

But the clubs are now in talks over a deal that would breach Arsenal's record £46.5m move for Alexandre Lacazette . Watzke has now confirmed that a formal offer has been lodged by the Premier League club, with reports suggesting that Dortmun...

Sens. Perdue and Cotton: Trump did not make inflammatory immigration comments

Trump told a bipartisan group of senators in the Oval Office, according to the Washington Post and CNN . Trump is being quoted as saying, "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?" then suggesting the USA shou...

Mike Vrabel Early Favorite To Land Titans' Head Coaching Job

Mularkey went 21-22 as the Titans head coach over the past two seasons and led the franchise to its first playoff victory in 14 years. The last four seasons he was with the Houston Texans , including a stint as their defensive coordinator in 2017....

Calls for Donald Trump to be weighed on live TV

It's not hard for a person without any cognitive impairment to get a ideal score on the MoCA , said Dr. Collin Herman, a neurology resident physician at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina. He says the president's language can fe...

Elina Svitolina Into Fourth Round, Ends 15-Year-Old Marta Kostyuk's Run

Kostyuk , who had nine double faults Friday, including on match point, received entry into qualifying because of her junior girls' victory a year ago at the Australian Open . Open champion Angelique Kerber are playing each other Saturday. "I learn...

Macron says 'special' United Kingdom deal possible

Although the leader opened the door to a bespoke trade deal with the United Kingdom, he insisted full access to the single market without accepting its rules was "not feasible". She has, however, noted that a comprehensive trade deal covering goods a...

Kerber crushes Sharapova at Australian Open

The German has ben in exceptional form this year, after a thoroughly disappointing 2017, and she levelled her head-to-head with the five-time major victor in what was a very professional display. She started the match in strong fashion, not offering ...

Twitter Emailing Users Who Retweeted, Liked Or Followed Russian-Linked Accounts

The #releasethememo Twitter cloudburst also appears to be a microcosm of what USA intelligence officials say are Kremlin efforts to fan political divisions in the United States after having meddled in the 2016 presidential election, according to a ...

The world is losing it over the New Zealand PM's pregnancy announcement

The 37-year-old anxious her staff might notice she was eating constantly, and only the same foods. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Gayford would be a "stay-at-home" dad, she added. New Zealanders of...

Toronto police identify possible gay serial killer

Months after dismissing growing fears about a potential serial killer prowling Toronto's gay village, police said Thursday they have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the presumed deaths of at least two men who disappeared from the nei...

Russian FM: Iran Nuclear Deal Couldn't Survive US Pullout

The Security Council meeting today on the theme of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: confidence-building measures was convened by Kazakhstan in its capacity as the President of the Security Council for the month of January. Last Frida...

Two civilians killed, several injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

The BSF officer added that Pakistan was hitting civilian villages, and that the Border Security Force was giving a "befitting reply". Atleast 18 civilians were injured in Arnia and RS Pura sector in cross-border firing and two of them succumbed to ...

Canadians urged to be cautious in Jamaican resorts

St. James Parish, which includes the popular vacation destination, has seen an uptick in violent crime lately, leading authorities to declare a state of emergency , impose a temporary curfew and increase military presence in the area. Mr Holness sai...

Senate Re-Authorizes FISA Section 702 Another 6 Years

The American people deserve better than warrantless wiretapping", said Sen. Intelligence officials have so far refused to tell Congress how many unknowing Americans have had their personal communications collected under the program.

US Vice-President Arrives in Egypt

The leaders met for almost 2½ hours at the presidential palace and delivered brief statements before a small group of reporters who are traveling with Pence - a almost nine-minute event that only happened after intense negotiation between Pence's sta...

Militants attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

A deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry confirmed that there were four attackers. According to one witness, who did not want to be named, the attackers took some hotel staff and guests hostage. An AFP reporter who attended the conference p...

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case

Late past year, the justices allowed the entire travel ban issued in September to go into effect pending appeal. The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a challenge to the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Erdogan vows to defy U.S. 'threats' after currency crash

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is appealing for calm as the country's currency plunges, urging people to change foreign money into local lira . The White House said he...

Erdogan says US 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs

A meeting between senior diplomats from the two countries on Wednesday in Washington did not produce significant progress to ease tensions over the trial of United States pastor...

Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Former Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ay...

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

The central bank has over the last weeks defied calls from markets for rate hikes to combat these problems, raising fears of interference from Mr Erdogan, who has repeatedly called...

One year after Charlottesville rally, Trump says he condemns all racism

The declarations enable law enforcement to access state resources, including the National Guard, if unrest breaks out at events in and around Charlottesville and outside Washing...

Taliban storms Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seizes control of parts of city

Forces Afghanistan tweet said. Inside Ghazni city, residents were staying indoors making independent verification of the different claims impossible. Martin O'Donnell, spokes...

Turkey Fallout May Also Hit Indian Markets

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he authorized a new 20 percent tariff on aluminum and 50 percent tariff on steel from Turkey. "Their currency, the Turkish lira, sl...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Scientists hope to shed light on the workings of our closest star - including the dynamics of the solar wind of electrically charged particles, and the reason why the sun's outer...

Judge halts deportation, threatens AG with contempt

The Trump administration's immigration policies are drawing more fire with this week's lawsuit filed by the ACLU, challenging a move by Attorney General Sessions to deny as...

Campers flee from raging French floods

About 750 people in all were evacuated in Gard, mainly from campsites, a top district official, Thierry Dousset, told France's BFM-TV news channel. "We just have what we're wea...

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Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

White nationalists exchange volleys of pepper spray with counterprotesters as they enter Lee Park during the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. "...

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Colbert: Trump's proposed Space Force inspired by Buzz Lightyear

Pence cited new threats the USA faces in space, particularly from Russian Federation and China . Officials plan to create a Space Operations Force - an "elite group of war...

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Senators voted by 38 to 31 to reject the bill that would have liberalised the law. The bill was passed by Congress's lower house in June by the narrowest of margins. "Today...

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Advocate Mpofu said the applicant has enough evidence including alleged statistical misrepresentations by the elections administration body, ZEC and other factors that included an ...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign After Indictment

At one point, you could hear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers chiming in. If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen afte...

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

Maryland, DC Prepare For Unite The Right Rally

That's what happened previous year at the original "Unite the Right" rally and at a July 2017 Ku Klux Klan gathering in Charlottesville, where Klansmen were outnumbered 20-to-1. T...

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". '...

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Trump imposes higher tariffs on Turkey, sending lira crashing

Hesse said that European banks could suffer losses if they loaned money in Turkey or owned Turkish banks but that the possible losses were not large enough to trigger a eurozone ba...

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

New quake rocks Indonesia, toll in previous one reaches 259

Rescue workers look for survivors of Sunday's natural disaster on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Thousands of tourists visiting Lombok - as well as the nearby Gili Islands and...