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World U.S. provocative steps led to Turkey's military operation in Afrin: Russia
Author: 0 U.S. provocative steps led to Turkey's military operation in Afrin: Russia

Turkey's government was infuriated by a January 14 statement from the USA -led coalition in Syria that said Washington would help set up a new 30,000-strong border force in Syria that includes the YPG. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's attempts to allay Turkey's fears about a border security force incorporating thousands of Kurdish fighters that the American-led coalition against Islamic State has said will be formed.

World Meteorite hunters find first pieces of the MI fireball
Author: 0 Meteorite hunters find first pieces of the MI fireball

Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the US after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. That sounds like a lot, but how do you put a price tag on space rocks that are billions of years old? But that's getting ahead of things since meteor hunters are looking for an object that has burst apart in its estimated 40,000 to 50,000 mile path to Earth.

World Olympian Aly Raisman Excoriates Abuser, USA Gymnastics And USOC In Nassar Trial
Author: 0 Olympian Aly Raisman Excoriates Abuser, USA Gymnastics And USOC In Nassar Trial

Raisman, who won three gold medals for the US women's gymnastics team in 2012 and 2016, appeared in Ingram County Circuit Court yesterday alongside her 2012 teammate Jordyn Wieber . Wieber and Raisman had contacted the Michigan Attorney General's Office earlier this week asking for permission to speak on Friday, officials said.

World Turkish military begins war against Kurdish forces in north Syria
Author: 0 Turkish military begins war against Kurdish forces in north Syria

At one point during the interview, Cankili said that "operation has already started de facto " with artillery fire from the Turkish border. Although Afrin is at the moment autonomous and run by the Kurds , the Syrian government is hoping to bring the latter back under Damascus, and may be playing for a Baath-Kurdish alliance against Turkey and the remnants of the rebel guerrilla fighters.

World Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Olympics
Author: 0 Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Olympics

It will be part of a North Korean Olympic delegation that will also include athletes, officials, state media reporters, a cheering group and a taekwondo demonstration team. "In this respect, I would like to express my most honest thanks to the governments of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) for paving the way for these decisions in the Olympic spirit".

Author: 0 When is the Women's March? It depends

Jordan said turnout at Saturday's protests was a lot lower compared to past year, when millions of people had gathered in cities around the US. The marches, held in hundreds of cities and towns across the country, came a year after the inaugural Women's March and Trump's swearing in .

World FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing
Author: 0 FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing

The MEA further added that there have been more than 100 ceasefire violations Speaking more on the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), MEA said, "More than 100 such violations have been carried out by Pak forces on LOC & International Border so far during 2018".

World Lawmakers Push Bills to Keep Paying Troops Over Shutdown
Author: 0 Lawmakers Push Bills to Keep Paying Troops Over Shutdown

A shutdown would be the first since 2013, when tea party Republicans - in a strategy not unlike the one Schumer is employing now - sought to use a must-pass funding bill to try to force then-President Barack into delaying implementation of his marquee health care law.

World Reject Trump's racist language and work for new immigration policies
Author: 0 Reject Trump's racist language and work for new immigration policies

He said: "Why do we want all these people from s***hole countries coming here?" "Confusing?" That's a good description of the president's latest flip-flop during negotiations on a proposed bipartisan immigration deal. Despite news reports and accounts from elected officials inside the room, the president pointed to two Republican senators who also were present and maintained he did not slur Africa and Haiti.

World Australian Open: Dimitrov Tames Rublev To Reach Last 16
Author: 0 Australian Open: Dimitrov Tames Rublev To Reach Last 16

Tsonga praised Kyrgios, saying he had the game to do some damage. For an Australian public desperate to see a first home-grown victor of the men's national title since 1976, a seemingly reinvigorated Kyrgios could be the redemption story of the tournament.

Author: 0 Durbin subject of Trump's tweets after DACA meeting

When asked about Trump's reported statements about preferring immigrants from Norway, Nielsen said Trump was using Norway as an example of a country whose citizens work hard. The person believes the discrepancy may be why some Republican senators are denying having heard the president say "s***house". Trump has said he is open to finding a solution to help the Dreamers.

World 11 dead in Turkish bus crash
Author: 0 11 dead in Turkish bus crash

The bus mainly carried families on their way to the northwest city of Bursa, where they planned to spend a holiday at the Uludag ski resort. The accident on Saturday happened when the vehicle hit several trees on the side of the road in the province of Eskisehir.

World U.S. begins government shutdown as deadline passes
Author: 0 U.S. begins government shutdown as deadline passes

John McCain, R-Ariz, absent from the vote. President Donald Trump accused Democrats Saturday of forcing a government shutdown for political gain, contending that more Republicans must win congressional seats in November's mid-term elections to avoid similar situations in the future.

World Mourinho is for Ronaldo's return to Manchester United
Author: 0 Mourinho is for Ronaldo's return to Manchester United

Fichajes.com described Salah as the "undisputed pillar of Liverpool", who seems to be interested in joining the ranks of Real Madrid , which has been closely monitoring Salah since he joined the Reds in summer 2017. I'm never going to throw in the towel. I have always thought that. "I do not want to talk about the contract and those things". Hazard has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League since his move to Chelsea from Lille in 2012.

World Government shutdown won't close National Parks
Author: 0 Government shutdown won't close National Parks

Visitors at the park were ordered to leave by 3 p.m. October 3. Examples of areas being prioritized: The federal government is prioritizing access to the most accessible and most iconic areas of parks and public lands. The White House's contingency plan for the agency in the event of a shutdown , which was updated this month, stated that about 85 percent of the service's 24,681 employees would furloughed.

Author: 0 Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

The denial late Sunday came three days after Trump was quoted as calling African nations and Haiti " shithole countries ", setting off a storm of condemnation that threatened to derail a bipartisan compromise on immigration. Several high-ranking Republican lawmakers at the meeting, including National Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , said they do not remember Trump making the comment .

World Durbin stands by account of Trump profanity
Author: 0 Durbin stands by account of Trump profanity

Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, also a Republican, said senators from both parties support a proposed compromise on legislation that he has helped write. President Trump speaks beside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. On ABC's "This Week", Perdue added, "I'm saying that this is a gross misrepresentation, it's not the first time Sen".

World Police arrest suspect from manhunt Friday in Colorado Springs
Author: 0 Police arrest suspect from manhunt Friday in Colorado Springs

Black said officers returned fire. Residents and neighbors in the area are told to stay inside and away from any windows. When officers responded to reports of a disturbance involving a gun, they say Arceneaux ran away from them and both officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire.

World Turkish army chief speaks to US, Russian counterparts
Author: 0 Turkish army chief speaks to US, Russian counterparts

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in televised comments that air strikes targeting the enclave, Afrin, were aimed at eliminating "elements" of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria and Islamic State (IS) militants.

World Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria
Author: 0 Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Kurdish Militias in Syria

There were no reports of Turkish troop movements. The ministry said Afrin is part of the Syrian Arab Republic, urging the worldwide community to take measures to stop the Turkish attack immediately. Syria decried Turkey's "aggression" and "brutal attack". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on a flight home from a conference in Vancouver, Canada, later Wednesday that the issue had beemn "misportrayed and misdescribed".

World Donald Trump said 'shithouse' and not 'shithole', claims White House source
Author: 0 Donald Trump said 'shithouse' and not 'shithole', claims White House source

Lying President Trump has turned lies and racism into enforcement policy. Trump stands accused of using "s--hole" to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. During an oversight hearing Tuesday, Nielsen testified that she did not hear that specific word come from the President during the meeting. "You have to use your own mind, your own judgment as far as how you feel that he is", said Michelle Toyer, who was marching in ...

World Dyer: US unlikely to call Erdogan's bluff
Author: 0 Dyer: US unlikely to call Erdogan's bluff

Turkey's threat to intervene in Afrin came after a US -led coalition said it would form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in northern Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry on January 20 voiced concern about the new offensive and called on "the opposing parties to show restraint". Another US military official said US troops advising local allies in the Manbij area came under fire from these Turkish backed rebels "within the last week".

World China beats U.S. in global leadership: Gallup
Author: 0 China beats U.S. in global leadership: Gallup

Gallup World Polling said that the image of US leadership suffered the most in the Americas, where the current median approval rating of the USA leadership is 24 percent - which is about half of what it was under Obama's a year ago in office.

World DPRK Cancels Art Troupe Advance Trip to South Korea
Author: 0 DPRK Cancels Art Troupe Advance Trip to South Korea

In his remarks, Bach said the International Olympic Committee had been working for several years to address the "special situation" of having the 2018 Winter Olympics on the Korean Peninsula. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul , the North will also compete in skating and skiing. "Today marks a milestone on a long journey", Bach said.

World Syria wants USA military out of country
Author: 0 Syria wants USA military out of country

Cavusoglu told Turkish-language CNN Turk television news network on Thursday that Turkey would intervene in Afrin and Manbij to counter the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militants, and that its mistrust of Washington continues.

World Statements from US Rep. Meehan - and his accuser's lawyer
Author: 0 Statements from US Rep. Meehan - and his accuser's lawyer

The New York Times published a report on the morning of January 20 alleging that Meehan used "thousands of dollars in taxpayer money" to settle a misconduct complaint after a former female aide accused him of making unwanted romantic propositions.

World North and South Korea to march under same flag in Winter Olympics
Author: 0 North and South Korea to march under same flag in Winter Olympics

North Korea's delegation, including sports minister Kim Il Guk, did not stay to brief media after signing the agreement for the cameras. The IOC approves the request of the NOCs of ROK and DPRK to have their delegations marching together as one under the name "Korea" at the Opening Ceremony.

World At Least Six People Have Been Killed After Extreme Winds Batter Europe
Author: 0 At Least Six People Have Been Killed After Extreme Winds Batter Europe

The three fatalities occurred in separate incidents in the centre of the Netherlands , where falling trees and building debris hit the elderly victims. A spokesman said it was the "right decision" due to the risk of trees falling on overhead wires and on tracks. The port of Ghent was closed because of high winds and trees were uprooted in several cities.

Author: 0 Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

The South Carolina Republican said there appeared to be "two Trumps": one who spoke with compassion at an initial meeting with lawmakers from both parties as cameras rolled; and the other who at a closed-door meeting rejected a bipartisan proposal later in the week while saying the USA shouldn't accept more immigrants from " shithole countries ".

World Manbij Next, Says Erdogan as Turkey Warplanes Bomb Syria's Afrin
Author: 0 Manbij Next, Says Erdogan as Turkey Warplanes Bomb Syria's Afrin

The Turkish defense minister announced that the army has begun bombarding Kurdish-held regions along the Syrian border as Ankara looks to destroy a USA -backed border force made up largely of Kurdish militias. "The allegations that we have carried out cross-border attacks are false and are an excuse for Turkey to bring its military and extremist opposition groups to Syrian territory", the SDF said.

World We want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US
Author: 0 We want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US

Perdue says Durbin and Republican Sen. Hours after the story broke on Thursday, White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the " shithole " remark. According to The Washington Post , which first reported Mr Trump's alleged remarks, the billionaire said he would be open to higher levels of migration from Asian countries and Norway .

World Turkey Announced the Offensive Against the Syrian City of Afrin
Author: 0 Turkey Announced the Offensive Against the Syrian City of Afrin

They waved flags of the Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG, and also banners of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: "This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences".

World Insta's new feature will let people see when you were last creeping
Author: 0 Insta's new feature will let people see when you were last creeping

For now, the activity status is visible only in direct messages. Though the Instagram Last Active feature is a good addition, many users might want to turn it off. The option can be toggled on or off. This would be an interesting feature if it is in real. Until now, Instagram's Stories shows images and videos.

World Donald Trump: US abortion laws 'wrong' and 'have to change'
Author: 0 Donald Trump: US abortion laws 'wrong' and 'have to change'

It has to change", likely meaning torn instead of born. "It's an exciting crowd to be with", she said. Their attempts to reduce the miracle of life and birth into a procedure akin to an appendectomy have largely failed. "I am pro-choice in every respect". Even when he actually talked about abortion , he still sounded like he was on the campaign trail. As president, Trump has governed as an anti-abortion commander in chief.

World Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader
Author: 0 Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

A special party conference will be held on 10 February to ratify the new leader. "The truth is, and so many of you have said to me quite correctly "you have very big shoes to fill". But many consider his past a millstone. Sinn Fein has shared power in Northern Ireland since 2007 and is in negotiations to try to restore the devolved executive there but it has never governed in the south where it has grown to establish itself as the third largest party.

World EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs to President
Author: 0 EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs to President

What is the reason for this gift? In the wake of the prevailing situation, the Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) Supremo has called an emergency meeting of its leaders here today. Petitioners in the case argue that they have sufficient evidence for the disqualification of the MLAs. Few are on bail and some of the MLAs are in jail.

World Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv
Author: 0 Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv

This was stated by the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson at a press conference following the meeting in Vancouver on the DPRK issue . The meeting brought together nations committed to stopping North Korea's unsafe nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

World Superstars from Vail Valley share podium in Cortina downhill
Author: 0 Superstars from Vail Valley share podium in Cortina downhill

Vonn returned to racing this season after another longish absence due to injury. Lindsey Vonn is determined to continue to write more skiing history, including a downhill race against the men. Even more important? Wiles confirmed her spot on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team. "I learned a lot, to be aggressive and I can use that tomorrow", she added.

World Michael Wolff claims Trump is having an affair: 'Read between the lines'
Author: 0 Michael Wolff claims Trump is having an affair: 'Read between the lines'

The book is the result of Wolff's revelatory and exclusive access to numerous players in Trump's West Wing during the year of 2017. Few would argue Michael Wolff's explosive new book about Donald Trump and his administration, Fire and Fury, is a no-holds-barred, knife-filled fire tornado wreaking havoc on the entire political institution as we know it.