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Global News German SPD leader Schulz confirms will not take ministerial job
Author: 0 German SPD leader Schulz confirms will not take ministerial job

Mrs Merkel has handed all the top ministries in Germany, including finance and foreign, to the SPD - the price the party demanded to form a government with her following an indecisive general election previous year which saw her party's majority slashed by the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany upstarts.

Global News Number Three Official at Justice Dept. Out
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The New York Times first reported her resignation Friday afternoon. She is expected to take a job as general counsel in the private sector. Brand, who became associate attorney general in May, has kept a relatively low profile and, unlike other top officials, has not been personally targeted by Trump.

Global News Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies age 36
Author: 0 Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies age 36

But in the North East - he'll be remembered best for his role in Roy Keane's famous Championship-winning side of 2006/07. He leaves behind a wife, two sons and a daughter. "Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller". Leeds added a video of Miller scoring the victor in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Southampton in 2005.

Global News BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'
Author: 0 BJP prepares to brand PM Modi a 'global legend'

Bala Bhaskar, a joint secretary in the Indian foreign ministry, said. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Palestine, President Mahmoud Abbas said India can play a key role for Middle East peace process and the creation of a multilateral forum of negotiations to strike a final deal with Israel.

Global News Terrorists attack army camp in Jammu and Kashmir
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Former chief minister Omar Abdullah had also reacted to the terrorist attack saying the news was "extremely disturbing". "It's not clear how many terrorists entered the camp and how did they manage to do that", a senior police officer said .

Global News North Korea 'Months Away
Author: 0 North Korea 'Months Away" From Potential to Hit US With Nuke: "Envoy

USA ally South Korea would not want to be the only Korea left without a nuclear device. Kim, for his part, has gone round for round with the USA president, who he has called "deranged" and a "mentally deranged US dotard". Pugwash draws its inspiration from the Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955, which urged leaders of the world to "think in a new way": to renounce nuclear weapons, to "remember their humanity" and to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.

Global News Toys 'R' Us Going-Out-Of-Business Sales Could Start Today
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Matthews and the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville are among the stores that will be closing. The retailer's CEO David Brandon announced last month that the company would be shuttering 20 percent of its USA stores, stores after filing for bankruptcy - with a total of around 180 Toys "R" Us and "Babies "R" Us locations on the chopping block".

Global News Khaleda gets 5 years in jail, faces poll bar
Author: 0 Khaleda gets 5 years in jail, faces poll bar

Zia, 72, is a former ally turned arch-foe of Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Legal experts had earlier said Zia could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty of embezzling 21 million takas (about USA $252,000) in foreign donations to an orphanage trust set up when she was last prime minister, from 2001 to 2006.

Global News Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call
Author: 0 Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call

The air strikes came amid the ongoing military showdown between the Turkish forces and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the countryside of Afrin . Bilgic said Turkey has informed worldwide organizations, including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United Nations, as well as its neighbors about the operation.

Global News 'Disgraceful' That Man Illegally In US Killed Edwin Jackson
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Also on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted about the case . The Indianapolis Colts released a statement on Jackson's death, saying, "We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson's passing". Indiana State Police say the man they believe hit them is an undocumented immigrant who has been deported twice. He also has numerous other misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and in, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico.

Global News Senate Leadership Close to Long-Term Budget Deal
Author: 0 Senate Leadership Close to Long-Term Budget Deal

The No. 2 U.S. Senate Democrat , Dick Durbin , said on Sunday he did not expect to have a deal protecting young immigrants before government funding expires this week but that a shutdown over the issue was unlikely. With near unanimous opposition to the bill by Democrats and with five votes against from Republicans, the bill to continue government operations failed with 51 votes for and 49 against.

Global News Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj visits Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj visits Saudi Arabia

Swaraj also thanked the Indian community for the good will it has earned for the country and lauded the Indian embassy for its promptness. "The EAM will also participate at the inauguration of the prestigious National Heritage and Culture Festival " Janadriyah " being held in Saudi Arabia, at which India is the guest of honour country", it said.

Global News Owner of Los Angeles Times to sell the paper
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Most recently, it won the 2016 prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack on a Christmas party and the ensuing pursuit of the husband and wife mass shooters. January 24: The Columbia Journalism Review publishes a harsh feature story focued on Lewis D'Vorkin that calls him (per the headline) "LA journalism's "Prince of Darkness" ".

Global News Justin Kluivert refutes Manchester United links
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With the Premier League season just over the halfway mark, it seems apt to assess how well Manchester United have done so far this season. United manager Jose Mourinho certainly has plenty of top class forward options at his disposal, although he has struggled to find the necessary balance between attack and defensive at times this season - especially against top-six rivals.

Global News Trump orders for a military parade
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President Trump has reportedly ordered plans to hold a military parade akin to one in France. It is expected that the Army Military District of Washington, which oversees some military activities in the city, will be designated to coordinate parade planning, according to a senior defense official.

Global News Maldives president says judges plotted to overthrow him
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India issued another statement of concern over the growing crisis in the Maldives , but didn't respond to former President Mohamed Nasheed's appeal for military intervention. The Maldives Supreme Court on Tuesday revoked its earlier order to release nine high-profile political prisoners. The government did not comment on soldiers entering the Supreme Court building or on Gayoom's arrest, but the president's main rival, who lives in exile, urged people not to obey what he called an ...

Global News Barnier travels to London for Brexit talks
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Bailey's comments come as talks between London and Brussels enter a crucial - and potentially fraught - second round, with the British prime minister coming under increasing pressure to clarify the future of Britain's relationship with Europe.

Global News TDP now takes its protest to Parliament
Author: 0 TDP now takes its protest to Parliament

The Gujarat election was a pointer, and has been followed by the BJP's drubbing in the recent Rajasthan byelections. "Now, we will show the entire film in 2019". TDP MPs say elections were to be held in the State alongside the Lok Sabha polls and the pending work required Central assistance. This can not be good news for BJP, with Lok Sabha elections due in a year's time.

Global News Hamilton's Sevens debut a success for the city
Author: 0 Hamilton's Sevens debut a success for the city

This is, however, an improvement from the first two legs of the HSBC World Seven Series. Fiji won the Hamilton series after overcoming South Africa 24-17 in a thrilling game. FMG Stadium Waikato hosted the New Zealand Sevens for the first time this weekend, 3 and 4 February, with a festival atmosphere at the venue and a busy central city marking a successful entry into the global rugby series.

Global News Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks
Author: 0 Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

Massive Russian air strikes have killed at least 30 militants in northwest Syria , where a Russian fighter jet was shot down, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement Saturday. Russian Federation has launched a bombing campaign against rebel groups in Syria in support of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "The pilot had enough time to announce he had ejected into the zone", the defence ministry said.

Global News Suspected militants storm Kashmir hospital to free prisoner
Author: 0 Suspected militants storm Kashmir hospital to free prisoner

Out of them, one snatched weapons from the police and fired at the protection party. Pakistan prisoner Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jutt fled with the assailants was arrested a few months ago in Shopian. The militant had undergone intensive training and was good in handling equipment like compasses, GPS, wireless sets and mobile phones installed with Skype software, an official said.

Global News Female Student Seen in Handcuffs After LA School Shooting
Author: 0 Female Student Seen in Handcuffs After LA School Shooting

School police asked parents to call an information hotline at. The Los Angeles Times says at an event last month where good attendance certificates were presented, Principal Erick Mitchell said the campus is becoming a destination for families who want a smaller school setting.

Author: 0 Syria denies US claims it used chemical weapons against rebel-held areas

The group plans to publish information about chemical attacks to name and shame perpetrators and eventually sanction them. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the Syrian government had repeatedly used chlorine as a weapon. Activists and rescue teams said the Syrian government launched an attack Monday with suspected poisonous gas that affected almost 20 civilians in a rebel-held suburb near Damascus.

Global News Eight undergo 'severe, life-threatening' accidents after van collides with bus
Author: 0 Eight undergo 'severe, life-threatening' accidents after van collides with bus

The ages of the two adults were not available, and Leon said the van had a USA licence plate. As for the bus, Leon said there were 41 students, a driver and three adults on board. Attridge said the driver was "pretty shook up" after the crash. Clearview Fire said on Twitter that all the individuals on the bus left the community centre and headed back to Hamilton shortly after 5 p.m.

Global News Stormy Daniels Talks Trump Affair with Kimmel
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels Talks Trump Affair with Kimmel

The pornographic actress, real name Stephanie Clifford, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! shortly after Trump delivered his State of the Union address, and while she released a statement denying any relationship with him in 2006 shortly before the show aired, she proved evasive when quizzed by the talk show host.

Global News Sports Court Lifts Lifetime Olympic Bans For 39 Russians
Author: 0 Sports Court Lifts Lifetime Olympic Bans For 39 Russians

Those cleared to compete in this month's Pyeongchang Winter Games (Feb. 9 - 25) may still not take up their places. Eleven other athletes were confirmed by the CAS to have committed doping violations and their appeals denied. The IOC warned that "this may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping", saying it was considering an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Global News Turkey: Tax office blast caused by bomb, attacker killed
Author: 0 Turkey: Tax office blast caused by bomb, attacker killed

Turkey views the YPG (People's Protection Units) as a terrorist group and an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades. In Strasbourg, Kurdish protesters carried banners reading "Erdogan assassin" and "defend Afrin", and shouted slogans such as "silence kills" outside the Council of Europe offices.

Global News Militants in Syria Down Russian Fighter Jet, Kill Pilot
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Russian Federation and Turkey, which is responsible for a de-escalation zone in Idlib, were taking measures to return the pilot's body, the defense ministry said. Syrian troops launched a fierce offensive on Idlib in late December, with backing by Russian warplanes. Russian air force losses have been rare since it began its Syria campaign in September 2015.

Global News Moscow slams USA statements on Russia's refusal to cut nuclear capabilities
Author: 0 Moscow slams USA statements on Russia's refusal to cut nuclear capabilities

Underlining the policy is the idea that a nuclear exchange between the United States and Russian Federation could be limited to the least destructive weapons in both countries' nuclear stockpiles. "The concept is a horror of the Cold War", said Adam Mount, a senior fellow and director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, adding it was created due to "overblown Russian worries that US missile defenses will make their missile forces obsolete".

Global News Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust law
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Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech that has sparked a diplomatic dispute with Israel and calls from the United States for a reconsideration of a bill seen as threatening freedom of speech. It bans, among other things, the ideology associated with Ukrainian war criminal and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera who killed thousands of Poles together with his associates in Volhynia.

Global News Rex Tillerson and Luis Videgaray talk security, migration during Mexico visit
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson and Luis Videgaray talk security, migration during Mexico visit

The US-Mexican relationship has been strained by Trump's attacks on Mexican immigrants and the North American Free Trade Agreement - and his insistence on building a border wall. Tillerson, who is on his first multi-nation mission to Latin America, delivered the policy address in his home state, at his alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin, an institution steeped in studies of US relations with Central and South America.

Global News African Editors Forum condemns shut down of TV, radio stations in Kenya
Author: 0 African Editors Forum condemns shut down of TV, radio stations in Kenya

On Thursday, the European Union urged all political players to respect the outcome of the elections but called for the respect for freedoms of the media and speech. President Uhuru Kenyatta warned last Friday that any media broadcast outlet that covered Odinga's mock inauguration would be taken off air and their licences suspended.

Global News Syria may be developing new chemical weapons, senior USA officials say
Author: 0 Syria may be developing new chemical weapons, senior USA officials say

However it was "highly likely" that Syria had stockpiled some of its weapons after the 2013 intervention, the Trump administration officials said in a briefing reported by Reuters . To allow [the] Syria regime to use chemical weapons against its own people is unconscionable. "They would be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical convention".

Global News Trump asking for 72 percent cut to clean energy research
Author: 0 Trump asking for 72 percent cut to clean energy research

Further details and the proposed budget is expected to be released in February. Numerous sharp cuts would likely be restored by Congress, but President Donald Trump's budget, due out in February, will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.

Global News Thousands Of Californians To Have Their Marijuana Convictions Dismissed
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The Proposition 64 marijuana legalization bill allows permits to possess small amounts of recreational cannabis and allows residents to apply for the state to retroactively expunge old convictions. The move will clear people's records of crimes that can be barriers to employment and housing. "This isn't just an urgent issue of social justice here in California-it's a model for the rest of the nation".

Global News Trump's CDC head owned and traded tobacco stock
Author: 0 Trump's CDC head owned and traded tobacco stock

On the morning of January 31, she offered her resignation, according to a statement from HHS. "Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period", a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

Global News Thieves try to steal 4000kg of oranges
Author: 0 Thieves try to steal 4000kg of oranges

It turns out, the vehicles were stuffed with 9,000 pounds of oranges. The fruit and the vehicles were confiscated by police and five people were arrested for stealing the fruit from a warehouse in Carmona near Seville. The cops still suspected their origin, and it was soon discovered that the oranges were stolen from a shipment. According to reports, the suspects claimed that were carrying the oranges for their own consumption, but police said they did not have the right paperwork for ...

Global News Gitmo to Stay Open and Take In More Prisoners
Author: 0 Gitmo to Stay Open and Take In More Prisoners

A White House statement on the executive order stated that it "affirms that the United States maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at [Guantanamo] when necessary". "And in many cases for them, it will now be Guantanamo Bay". "But as a symbolic matter, it changes a great deal because the two presidents before him were trying to close Guantanamo because they recognized that it was a detriment to our national security", Wolosky tells AP.

Global News At least 3 killed in helicopter crash into California home
Author: 0 At least 3 killed in helicopter crash into California home

Officials said two others were hurt, but it is unclear how numerous victims were on board the aircraft. She said she put her hand on the wreckage and prayed for the victims. The helicopter is owned by Spitzer Helicopter LLC of Canyon Lake in Riverside County. According to the company's website, Revolution Aviation has been operating since the 1960's, offering pilot-training and sightseeing trips.

Global News N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general
Author: 0 N Korea not yet shown ICBM ready to hit America: US general

Trump , in his first State of the Union Address, said no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship of Kim Jong-un. Such talk is misguided, said Victor Cha , a Korea analyst at the senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies whom the Trump administration considered for the ambassador post to North Korea.

Global News Worker Who Issued Missile Alert Really Thought Hawaii Was Under Attack
Author: 0 Worker Who Issued Missile Alert Really Thought Hawaii Was Under Attack

The FCC also adopted updates to the system in 2016 that require carriers to let messages be sent in multiple languages. The FCC blamed a series of errors, including confusing wording of the original message the employee received, as well as a miscommunication and a lack of supervision of the test drill by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Global News Syria's future on table at Sochi conference
Author: 0 Syria's future on table at Sochi conference

Russian Federation has invited the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council - Britain, China, France and the United States - to the meeting which the Syrian opposition has said it will boycott. Separately, Putin's Syria envoy Alexander Lavrentiev told the TASS news agency that Moscow regretted the opposition leadership's decision to stay away, but said he hoped "common sense" would prevail and they would change their minds.

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