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Russian Federation cuts oil production twice as much as agreed

Russia , a non-OPEC member, has been reducing its oil production by about 100,000 barrels per day this month under the deal, according to the minister. shale oil producers capped the upside at $US60. Oil producers said Sunday that their landmark December deal to slash output by nearly two million barrels per day was on track, as they met to review progress.

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SC dismisses PIL, Budget to be presented as scheduled on Feb 1

Furthermore, the PIL said that the government should be restrained from announcing any "relief, programme, financial budget until the states' elections are over", as it stated that in case it does it will be violating the Model of Conduct. The Supreme Court said on January 23 that the budget session scheduled for February 1 would not be rescheduled, presenting a major setback for the opposition.

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Mattis, Kelly confirmed as cabinet picks

Mattis retired in 2013 after 44 years of service in the Marines. Mattis was confirmed by the Senate after Trump was sworn in on Friday, acting on a signed congressional waiver that granted an exception to a federal law that prohibits US service members to take a position less than seven years after retiring.

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Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein to name successor to McGuinness on Monday

Martin McGuinness' decision to stand down from the Northern Ireland Assembly robs the power-sharing institutions of one of their most important and unlikely defenders. "I knew she was made of strong stuff", added McGuinness, describing O'Neill as a woman who could show great strength and great compassion. "He played a key role in moving the Republican movement towards a position of using peaceful and democratic means", she said.

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At Least 15 Are Dead after Tornadoes Sweep Across Southeast

The emergency management agency of the county of Sunday tweeted saying that shelters were being set up for all those residents who have been displaced in the storm. The National Weather Service said that south Georgia and also north Florida and parts of Alabama could face more "intense and long-track" tornados on Sunday evening - with strong winds and large hailstones.

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Hatch Statement on Confirmation of New Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security

Mattis was confirmed by a 98-1 vote earlier Friday in the first action taken by U.S. senators after Trump took the oath of office, and was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. Trump's statement also challenged Senators to move quickly to confirm the remainder of his appointments. Mattis and John F. Kelly were approved by votes of 98-1 and 88-11, respectively.

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USA counterintelligence agents probed Trump adviser Flynn's Russian Federation ties

The Wall Street Journal reported the inquiry just hours after Flynn was sworn in Sunday as Donald Trump's assistant to the president for national security affairs. Flynn, a veteran of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has courted controversy with extreme statements that critics say border on Islamophobia, but has taken a more flexible line on Russian Federation and China.

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Jallikattu begins in parts of TN amid continuing protests

Meanwhile, TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao has assured that bill seeking to replace Jallikattu ordinance would be placed before state Assembly immediately, the media reported. The protesters, mostly students and youth, had dubbed the ordinance, promulgated on Saturday, as a temporary measure and sought a "permanent solution" for conduct of Jallikattu .

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Austria arrests an attack suspect in Vienna

Press reports named him as Lorenz K., born in Austria to parents of Albanian origin and who grew up in the small town of Neunkirchen south of Vienna. Wolfgang Sobotka said the 18-year-old was an Austrian citizen of a migrant background and there were "indications" of jihadist motives. A police spokeswoman told AFP that signs had multiplied in "recent days" that there might be an attack in the city popular with foreign tourists, and that security measures had been increased.

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Israel approves hundreds more settler homes after waiting for Trump

The outgoing Obama Administration for the first time chose to abstain and not to block it with veto. On January 21, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on his Twitter account that he had sent a letter of congratulations to Trump upon his inauguration, calling him a "longstanding friend", and invited him to Jerusalem.

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Iraqi Forces Battle ISIS in Mosul January 20, 2017

Government forces also said that the army has sealed control of the east, with the exception of al-Rashidiya neighbourhood, located north of the city. Security sources in Nineveh province disclosed that unidentified assailants gunned down a senior Saudi commander of the ISIS terrorist group who was in charge of executing Iraqi women in the city of Mosul.

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Donald Trump attacks 'shameful' media reports of small inauguration crowds

On ABC News's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, President Trump's senior counselor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that her boss "is not going to release his tax returns", contradicting her previous position on the matter.

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US Launches Naval Missile Defense Exercise With Japan, South Korea

He said his country is pushing a rapid deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), noting South Korea is talking with the US about the fast installation. They are also miniaturizing nuclear weapons. A "swift" deployment of the THAAD system "is necessary to protect the lives and safety of our people", he added.

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USA transition: Trump did not snub Buhari, says Presidency

But, why travel overseas for vacation and medical? Prof Uche Igwe of Department of International Relations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to engage technocrats that will bail the country from the current economic recession.

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Trump takes the oath of office: the day in pictures

The announcement echoed pledges Trump frequently made during his campaign to become USA president, but their appearance on the White House website makes them his official policy. But he continued tweeting from his old @realDonaldTrump account, which has more than 20 million followers. It was not immediately clear how Trump was managing his account or if his staff were tweeting for him.

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Jallikattu protest turns violent, vehicles, police station set on fire

The Chennai Police on Monday morning began forcefully evicting protesters from Marina Beach in Chennai as protests against the ban on Jallikattu entered its seventh day. However, the protestors are demanding a permanent solution. India's Supreme Court outlawed Jallikattu previous year after a plea by animal-rights groups, which have long argued that the event is cruel.

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Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja rested for T20Is vs England

Amit Mishra , leg-break bowler and all-rounder Parvez Rasool , from Jammu & Kashmir, have been roped in as replacements. Mishra been a part of the India ODI squad as well for the England matches, but did not feature in any of the three games.

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Donald Trump's New @Potus Account Included Barack Obama's 2009 Inauguration Picture

The new administration also removed the whitehouse.com/espanol website created in 2012 in an effort to attract more Spanish-speaking voters. Traditionally outgoing United States presidents leave personal letters for their successors in the famous Oval Office, which President Trump moved into after Friday's inauguration.

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Melbourne auto deaths: Bail laws changed in Victoria state

A three-month-boy brought the death toll to five after he died in hospital on Saturday while 10-year-old school girl Thalia Hakin was also among those killed in the callous attack. "If changes are needed to be made, based on the facts, they will be made", said the state's premier and top politician, Daniel Andrews . Her colleagues said she had been working from home for most of her maternity leave and had come back to the office for two days a week.

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Southeast Georgia Schools Closed Monday After Storms Flood Roads

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center reported a high risk for severe thunderstorms and tornado outbreaks Sunday evening across north Florida, extending to Central Florida. Trump said during a White House ceremony that he had spoken to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and planned to speak with Florida Governor Rick Scott. At this time , we simply ask that you stay "weather aware" and know that there is a possibility of damaging winds or even isolated tornadoes with Sunday's storms.

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Thousands Unite For Women's March In Salem

This exposes a problem with media coverage in general: When protests are peaceful (and boring), newsfeeds cut out. Trump did not mention the protests during a bridge-building visit to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Saturday but instead turned on the press.

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Malaysia minister could resume mh370 search

Joined in Perth by counterparts from China and Australia to welcome ashore crew members from the returned Fugro Equator search vessel, Liow reiterated that the underwater search would only be restarted if "credible new evidence" as to the plane's whereabouts was discovered.

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No arrests made during massive Women's March in downtown Los Angeles

Several women stated the banner was flown as "a protest against us". In a later Tweet he commented on the efforts. "Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views". Organizers stressed multiple times on the Facebook event page that they didn't want anyone to incite violence. -With reporting from City News Service .

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Donald Trump Just Replaced the White House Climate Website With…This

There's no mention on the website of repealing Obamacare, for example, and President Trump has kept his next big policy goals relative close to the vest. The Twitter account @POTUS was made available to President Trump's administration January 20, 2017 , according to the White House. While the top issues on the Obama web site were " Civil Rights ", "Climate Change", "Economy" and "Education", Trump's web sites has different issues with more Trump-themed names: " America First ...

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Cross - party MPs Plan to Fight Hard Brexit Plans

But he added: "Even a president of the United States such as Donald Trump gives me less worry at night than if the hegemonic power was Russian Federation or China or some other authoritarian state". "We're going to find an opportunity to continue to strengthen that relationship with the U.K., but first let's see how the negotiations will start this year between Europe and the U.K.", Brilliant said.

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Trump Appears To Blow A Kiss At FBI Director James Comey

But as President Trump addressed a thank-you reception for law enforcement and security personnel involved in the inauguration, his singling out Comey from the crowd was all the more conspicuous. When Trump saw Comey across the Blue Room, he summoned him to come over. Democrats said Comey's actions cost Clinton enough votes in key states to tip the election.

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Shiv Sena-BJP reject each other's seat-sharing formulas

Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections are less than a month away, seat-sharing talks between the Shiv Sena and BJP have come to a standstill, with the former willing to give 60 seats and the latter asking for 114 of the 227 wards.

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Trump, Netanyahu to speak as Israel moves on settlements

To give the two-state solution an worldwide backing, France hosted a day-long conference in Paris on January 15, 2017 participated by 70 countries, the United Nations and European Union. "I thank him for his support of Israel and his efforts to move the US embassy to Jerusalem". The resolution and the proposed embassy transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are two moves that are strongly condemned by the anti-Semitic global community that is maneuvering to set up a future Palestinian state ...

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World leaders line up to talk, meet with Trump

The President-elect frequently criticized the deal along the campaign trail, claiming that it benefited Mexico and Canada while taking away good-paying American jobs. Other studies have suggested an outright negative impact from the deal, with the country losing jobs and seeing inequality rise. There's also room for cautious reassurance, north of the Canada-U.S.

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White House lies about size of Trump's inauguration attendance

Todd asked, saying that doing so, "undermines the credibility of the entire White House Press Office on day one". The poor turnout numbers so incensed Trump that he groused about them , calling the media liars, while speaking at the Central Intelligence Agency memorial wall for agents who died in the line of duty.

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Dense Fog Advisory for Friday, 1/20

Saturday: Areas of drizzle with a slight chance of rain, widespread dense fog mainly before noon, high near 47. That same low pressure will bring more severe weather to the South Saturday night , a place that already got hit early Saturday morning.

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Premier to possibly change laws after Melbourne vehicle attack

A 10-year-old girl, a 25-year-old man and a woman aged 32 died at the scene, while a 33-year-old man died in hospital on Friday night. A police helicopter was used to monitor him until he could be intercepted in a safe spot. "We are mourning those whose lives have been lost". "If changes are needed to be made, based on the facts, they will be made, and resources will not be an issue, expense will not be an issue".

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Bucks reportedly benched Jabari Parker for leaking locker-room dispute to media

The Milwaukee Bucks have lost five games in a row, and when that sort of thing happens, another sort of thing is soon to follow: A team meeting. "I was getting thrashed, but hey, as long as I give them another perspective, I did my job". Rookie forward Thon Maker received the starting nod. After talking amongst themselves, his teammates felt the appropriate punishment would be for Parker to come off the bench.

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Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen to return to PH as pageant judge

The news was confirmed on the Miss Universe website , though it has not yet been announced on the Miss Universe social media accounts or on Venus' accounts. "Twice the #MissUSA love coming your way #Philippines", Jordan added. Dawson shared on Instagram some throwback photos of her vacation in the Philippines.

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Police officer shot in the arm in Belfast in drive-by attack

The police officer was hit in the arm after a number of shots were fired from a vehicle. Dissident Irish republicans have at times attacked security forces in the last decade, but there has been no claim of responsibility, the Associated Press reported.


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