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China lambastes United States unilateral sanctions against N. Korea

China lambastes United States unilateral sanctions against N. Korea China's January trade with North Korea fell to the lowest level since at least June 2014, the latest sign that China has kept up pressure on its isolated neighbor in line with United Nations trade sanctions. Ltd., Chang An Shipping & Technology, Hongxiang Marine Hong Kong Ltd., Shen Zhong International Shipping Ltd., and Huaxin Shipping Hong Kong Ltd. "I do want to say, because people have a... [Full Article...]

Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets

Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets If the case goes to trial and she is convicted of the offense, she could face up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (about $91,390). In Dec. The far-right politician posted the images in response to some French media equating aspects of her political party and the terrorist group. It's one of multiple legal cases targeting Le Pen or the National Front. [Full Article...]

Top US official visits Pakistan to ease strained ties

Top US official visits Pakistan to ease strained ties He added that the FATF has highlighted certain deficiencies in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Terrorist Financing framework of Pakistan. During the meeting, Mr Iqbal said that harmony in Pak-US relationship was vital for defeating terrorism in the region. China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia had initially resisted American pressure to place Pakistan on the list of states that lack ef... [Full Article...]

McMaster To Leave White House As Soon As Next Month

McMaster To Leave White House As Soon As Next Month McMaster , the national security adviser. Trump has repeatedly clashed with McMaster, a respected three-star general. Although he now works for Ford Motor Co., Mr. "President Trump said that the NBC News story is 'fake news, ' and told McMaster that he is doing a great job", White House spokesman Michael Anton said. [Full Article...]

Egypt's Sisi says defaming army or police is treason

Egypt's Sisi says defaming army or police is treason Hundreds of soldiers and policemen were killed in Egypt since the army ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. An estimated 20 journalists have been imprisoned. His call for measures come amid a controversy over a BBC report on alleged forced disappearances in Egypt. [Full Article...]

Gov. Greitens invasion of privacy trial date set for May 14

Gov. Greitens invasion of privacy trial date set for May 14 Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner wanted it to start in November, St. Louis Public Radio reports, but the judge set it for May. What information is included in these pieces of evidence was not released. Eric Greitens to leave office, which would put Lt. Gov. Mike Parson in charge. She also described Greitens' legal team as an "armada of lawyers". Police said no and referred them to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Thousands of jobs at risk as Toys R Us goes into administration

Thousands of jobs at risk as Toys R Us goes into administration The toy retailer has struggled in the United Kingdom in recent years as shoppers increasingly prefer to spend online rather than visit its large, out-of-town stores. and Canada past year. "Stock will be subject to clearance and special promotions", said joint administrator Simon Thomas. Maplin employs 2,335 members of staff and has an annual turnover of £235.8m. [Full Article...]

Head to Head: Gun control

Head to Head: Gun control There are no subtle clues or sophisticated psychological tests that reliably differentiate those who will go on to commit murder from those who are simply hateful and maladjusted and may act in less harmful ways. Then he delivered a rowdy oration to the Conservative Political Action Conference suggesting that an armed teacher "would have shot the hell out" of the Florida killer and alleging th... [Full Article...]

Former Trump campaign official said Mueller's team asked about Hicks

Former Trump campaign official said Mueller's team asked about Hicks Despite repeated testimony from USA intelligence officials stating that Russian Federation has waged a years-long campaign to destabilize the U.S. by spreading disinformation, discourse and divisive messaging online, very little action has been taken as President Trump maintains the issue is overblown. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation reinstated to Olympic movement after doping sanctions

Russian Federation reinstated to Olympic movement after doping sanctions As Bill reported , the International Olympic Committee said the failed tests and other factors "prevented the International Olympic Committee from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony". Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy was stripped of his mixed doubles curling bronze medal after failing a doping test, while bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for banned stimulant t... [Full Article...]

White House communications chief to resign

White House communications chief to resign Hicks testified for nine hours Tuesday as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election - and announced one day later she will be resigning , for reasons the White House said were unrelated to her testimony. [Full Article...]

More than 30 killed in PNG natural disaster

More than 30 killed in PNG natural disaster Mr Tenza told RNZ Pacific from Mendi that rescuers were trying to reach four people buried in a landslide. Several other aid and missionary agencies said poor communications in the area made damage and injury assessment hard. Clean water and medical aids are badly needed, he said. Australian resources company Oil Search on Monday said its operations in the area were being shut down as a precau... [Full Article...]

NAFTA trade flows tumble in December

NAFTA trade flows tumble in December Dairy Export Council president and chief executive officer Tom Vilsack said. In 2016, the most recent year examined by IEG, the US shipped $1.2 billion worth of dairy products to Mexico, up from $201 million in 2002. Third, the remaining 11 countries party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently resurrected and signed a new multilateral trade agreement, known as CPTPP. [Full Article...]

Sridevi funeral: Thousands of fans, Bollywood celebrities pay last respects

Sridevi funeral: Thousands of fans, Bollywood celebrities pay last respects The actress will be cremated with state honours. Meanwhile, a crowd of around 7,000 fans had accumulated outside the Celebrations Sports Club , where her body was kept for fans to pay their last respects. Sridevi was rumoured to be the highest paid in her field and her star power and charisma persisted for years to come. A forensic report said she accidentally drowned in a bathtub after... [Full Article...]

Bypoll counting: BJD ahead in Odisha; Cong in Madhya Pradesh

Bypoll counting: BJD ahead in Odisha; Cong in Madhya Pradesh In Kolaras seat, where the counting is still on, Congress's Mahendra Ramsingh Khatora is leading with 55,180 votes, trailed by BJP's Devendra Kumar Jain Pattewale with 52,037 votes. The BJD won a staggering 56% of the polled votes, while the BJP won 33.53% and the Congress a mere 5.65%. BJD's Rita Sahu won Bijepur by poll in Odisha by a huge margin of 41933 votes against BJP. [Full Article...]

European Union gives tech companies three months to combat terrorist content

European Union gives tech companies three months to combat terrorist content Several governments have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content . Exhausted of waiting while social media platforms and websites hem and haw over what to do about illegal content, the European Commission on Thursday set the bar high at least when it comes to terrorist content: Pull it down within an hour. [Full Article...]

Czech Court Frees Syrian Kurdish Leader

Czech Court Frees Syrian Kurdish Leader According to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency, the file for extradition recalls that a high court in Ankara had filed a case against Muslim for a deadly attack carried out in the capital in 2016. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis declined to comment on the case, insisting that "it's a Czech court that decides, I do not know this case, I can not express myself". [Full Article...]

Body of missing Virginia mom found, Middlesex County Sheriff's Office says

Body of missing Virginia mom found, Middlesex County Sheriff's Office says Investigators have interviewed four people of interest about St. John's disappearance, the station reports, including the woman's boyfriend. Family members tell the station they believe St. However, the sheriff's office declined to comment on the cellphone and necklace, citing its ongoing investigation. After St. John's body was positively identified roughly two hours later, Keyser was cha... [Full Article...]

Academy of Country Music announces nominees for 2018 awards

Academy of Country Music announces nominees for 2018 awards The three-time Grammy victor also announced this year's nominees Thursday morning, when she earned her 16th nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year . Lambert is nominated in female vocalist, song of the year and video of the year categories. McAnally is also nominated in the Album of the Year category for Old Dominion's album Happy Endings , and in the Single Record of the Year ca... [Full Article...]

Scotland, Wales defy London with laws to keep powers after Brexit

Scotland, Wales defy London with laws to keep powers after Brexit Scottish officials brushed aside Lidington's pledge that any United Kingdom government control over UK-wide common frameworks would be temporary, saying this gave Whitehall and Westminster too much power over policies which rightfully belonged in Edinburgh , Cardiff or Belfast. [Full Article...]


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