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Kremlin denies knowledge on U.S. plans to lift sanctions - spokesman

Kremlin denies knowledge on U.S. plans to lift sanctions - spokesman Trump has advocated that Russian Federation will be a strong ally in the war against ISIS, while Putin has expressed hope that the new administration can lift sanctions imposed by President Obama. British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first foreign leader to meet Mr Trump at the White House on Friday, as part of an effort to reaffirm the "special relationship" between the two nations. [Full Article...]

Congressional Republicans sketch ambitious agenda

Congressional Republicans sketch ambitious agenda Republicans have said they will repeal President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act. "Enough 'all talk, no action.' We have to deliver", Trump added. Ryan assured Van Susteren that they'd figure out how to make Mexico pay, someday. He spoke of booting "criminal aliens" from the United States, launching new one-to-one trade deals rather than sweeping regional pacts, bringing "justic... [Full Article...]

Syria peace talks in Astana close to final declaration

The Astana meeting is part of a joint approach announced in Moscow last month by Russia, Turkey and Iran, the three countries with forces on the ground in Syria. They called on the opposition to separate themselves from al-Qaeda, a sticky point that has previously been the reason for the failure of ceasefire agreements. [Full Article...]

Trump executive order cracks down on abortion funding

Trump executive order cracks down on abortion funding The rule was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan and has been rescinded by Democratic presidents only to be reinstated by Republican presidents. The Mexico City Policy covered over $400 million in federal funds, part of which flowed to the abortion businesses International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International for their foreign efforts. [Full Article...]

Head of Knights of Malta Order Resigns After Vatican Condom Row

Festing and the Vatican have been locked in a bitter dispute since one of the order's top knights, Grand Chancellor Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, was sacked in December in the chivalric equivalent of a boardroom showdown - ostensibly because he allowed the use of condoms in a medical project for the poor. [Full Article...]

Kaspersky Lab employee reportedly arrested in Russian Federation on treason charges

Cybersecurity expert Ruslan Stoyanov of Russia's leading anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has been arrested on charges of treason. Kommersant said that Stoyanov was arrested along with a senior Russian FSB intelligence officer and that they both face charges of treason. [Full Article...]

Russia Says Lavrov To Meet Syrian Opposition This Week

Russia Says Lavrov To Meet Syrian Opposition This Week As a result of the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey made a decision to establish a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire in Syria. According to the statement, the three sponsors of the talks agreed that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and it can only be resolved politically. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump just 'an object' to her husband, body language expert says

Melania Trump just 'an object' to her husband, body language expert says The widely-shared clip, turn gif, shows the First Lady standing behind the new POTUS. "There is one First Lady , and she'll do remarkable things". But thrust into the spotlight at the Republican National Convention, she became the target of social media roasting, after her speech included several passages mirroring Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC address. [Full Article...]

Trump's Latest Executive Order Will Affect Women's Health Worldwide

Trump's Latest Executive Order Will Affect Women's Health Worldwide In practice, they say, the gag rule effectively prevents nongovernmental organizations working in the developing world from referring women to safe abortion providers or even conducting family planning education campaigns that discuss the procedure. [Full Article...]

Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

Cho resigned hours after she was arrested, and it was accepted by the prime minister, who has had the powers of the president since Park's impeachment. Lawmaker Do Jong Hwan of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea claimed that it was created after the 2014 ferry sinking to rein in artists and celebrities who criticised the government's failure to cope with the disaster that killed about 3... [Full Article...]

Turkish police arrest man for serial attacks in Istanbul

Turkish police arrest man for serial attacks in Istanbul The assailant left a hand grenade before running away when officers shot back. In 2013, DHKP-C attacked the USA embassy in Ankara, and left two people - the bomber and the Turkish guard - dead. In recent years, there have been sporadic attacks by radicals from the DHKP-C, which seeks a Marxist revolution in Turkey and espouses a fiercely anti-Western agenda. [Full Article...]

Trump aide says press secretary presented 'alternative facts'

President Donald Trump's senior advisers defended White House attacks on the news media and incorrect claims about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, accusing news organizations Sunday of trying to undermine Trump's legitimacy. [Full Article...]

Oil-output cuts going better than expected, OPEC says

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russian officials said Sunday they were making good progress on their pledges to cut back crude-oil production and raise global prices. A technical group, consisting of delegates from each of the five committee members along with OPEC president Saudi Arabia, will meet each month to prepare the report. [Full Article...]

Grant drops hint of Ghana exit after Afcon

Grant drops hint of Ghana exit after Afcon Tests in Gabon's capital Libreville on Wednesday confirmed that Baba had suffered " a rupture of the meniscus and a particular tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with fluid collection in the left knee ". The Black Stars were in total control of the game in the opening half and should have led inside 10 minutes but Andre Ayew and John Boye missed from close range. [Full Article...]

Obama: Constructive Relationship With Russia Is in America's Interest

The Russian leader claimed his country's prostitutes were "best in the world", but suggested that, as owner of the Miss Universe contest, Mr Trump would not have needed to hire them to perform an alleged "perverted" act in Moscow in 2013. [Full Article...]

Madame Tussauds Unveils Updated Trump Wax Figures

Madame Tussauds is getting presidential. Madame Tussauds unveiled replicas of Trump for its wax museum on International Drive, as well as its attractions in Washington, D.C., London and NY. A wax likeness of the New York City billionaire is being introduced at its Manhattan location, as well as branches in Washington, Orlando and London. [Full Article...]

ISIS driven from eastern Mosul in brutal bloodbath

U.S. advisers have also taken a more active role in the campaign in recent weeks, venturing closer to the front to support Iraqi forces, though USA personnel "remain behind the forward line of [Iraqi] troops". Residents reached by phone said airstrikes against Daesh deep inside western Mosul had increased in recent days. Special forces have now taken control of the Andalus and Shurta neighborh... [Full Article...]

A tale of two speeches as Davos week begins

The premise of the conference eventually shifted to include social and global economic issues, which would draw world leaders and businessmen from around the globe. Xi helped kick off the event Tuesday with a speech on global trade. After the welcoming ceremony, Xi traveled by special Swiss government train to the capital Bern , where he is scheduled to have talks with Swiss leaders. [Full Article...]

Your Baby's Sophie the Giraffe Toy Might Be Full of Mold

However about a month ago, Chianese discovered a musty smell coming from her son's toy. "I made a decision to cut into Sophie out of curiosity and discovered a science experiment living inside", Chianese told Good Housekeeping . Vulli also said the recommended way to clean a Sophie is to wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth. There have been multiple reports of black mold or mildew ins... [Full Article...]

Ex-UK Foreign Secretary Faces Legal Action in Rendition Case

But, in a landmark ruling, judges at the Supreme Court found against the Government, paving the way for Mr Belhaj and his wife to sue over the allegations. "Today's decision sets a significant precedent that the UK Government can be held accountable for its alleged role in torture and other abuses overseas". [Full Article...]

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