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Theresa May details Donald Trump 'special relationship' hope

JK Rowling has criticised Theresa May as reports suggest the British prime minister is set to praise Donald Trump during her visit to him today. May's aim will be to leave a lasting impression on lawmakers who have gathered to map out the party's vision for the year, but her task will not be an easy one.

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Trump Defends Women's March Protests After First Joking About Them

About an hour and a half later, Trump responded with another tweet, writing, "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy". The Women's March on Washington took place the day after Trump's inauguration, Saturday, January 21. "Celebs hurt cause badly", he said . Simmons noted that she believed Trump has shown no ability to heed the voices of women telling him "no", but women around the country still need to make sure he hears them.

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Panama Leaks: Hussain Nawaz submits London flats' money trail

During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz's counsel Shahid Hamid contended that Maryam was a "common citizen"; so, how could her properties and cases be a matter of public interest or importance. Maryam sold that vehicle for Rs2 million in 2011, he added. Among those named are three of Sharif's four children - Maryam, who has been tipped to be his political successor; Hasan and Hussain, with the records showing they owned London real estate through offshore companies administrated by the firm.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyu accepts invitation from Donald Trump to visit US

In an official statement, Egypt's foreign ministry said that the continuation of "settlement activities and its fast pace limits chances for a two-state solution". Regarding the embassy move, Hotovely said she hopes that the presidential pledge will come true despite the rage against it in the Arab world, saying that it will be a "courageous" move by the United States administration if it does happen.

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North Korea ready to test ICBM 'any time,' official says

He accused China of making "empty promises" on North Korea and warned of USA sanctions on Chinese companies found to be violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, recently beefed up to tighten restrictions on North Korean coal imports. "The statement was reaffirmed on January 8, when a North Korea foreign ministry spokesman said the launch will take place 'at an arbitrary time and place, ' at the decision of the top leadership", Chung said.

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Sterling falls after United Kingdom court rules on Brexit

The judgement means Prime Minister Theresa May can not start talks with the European Union until MPs and peers give their backing - although this is expected to happen in time for the government's 31 March deadline. The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament. The official judgement in the case concludes: "The change in the law required to implement the referendum's outcome must be made in the only way permitted by the United Kingdom ...

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Trump Poised to Deliver on 'Extreme Vetting' Pledge for Refugees

On the visa ban, Trump - who has fulminated constantly about Islam in openly bigoted terms - did not even try to adduce evidence that these countries are disproportionate sources of terrorism. Trump's hardline attitude towards what he calls "radical Islamic terrorism" was one of the most controversial themes of his election campaign. "The guiding principle for the president is keeping this country safe", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said of the president's plan for " extreme ...

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Philippines' economic growth slows to 6.6% in 4Q

The annual growth was the fastest since 2013, when GDP expanded by 7.2 per cent. The expansion of the country's gross domestic product - the measure of the country's economic output within its boundaries - was driven by the strong performance of manufacturing, trade, real estate and other business activities, according to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia.

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Putin thanks Jordan's King Abdullah for support on Syria talks

Putin said the Astana talks would become the basis for separate, United Nations -led negotiations in Geneva. To prove its evolving role, Moscow announced at the end of the Astana talks that it had submitted a draft constitution for Syria in anticipation of the start of a genuine political process aimed at putting an end to the Syrian crisis.

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Where to Watch Republic Day 2017 Celebrations Online

The LCA was earlier flown at the Indian Air Force Day past year. A spectacular fly-past by the Indian Air Force, which had everyone squinting up at the sky, marked the end of the Republic Day parade. India Wednesday issued a terror alert, warning of possible attacks by militants during Republic Day celebrations on Thursday. So why was January 26 chosen as when India would observe its Republic Day? "We are thrilled to give users a new way to join in the public conversation on Republic ...

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US, Indian leaders pledge cooperation in fighting terrorism

During their telephonic conversation last night, the two leaders also extended invitations to each other for bilateral visits. "I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi". "Have also invited President Trump to visit India", the PM tweeted. "President Trump looked forward to hosting Prime Minister Modi in the USA later this year", it said, according to new agency reports from Washington.

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United Kingdom vehicle production reaches 17-year high

And emphasising the importance of achieving effective trade deals after Britain leaves the European Union, more than one in two cars that left the production lines were exported to Europe, the UK's single largest trading partner. Yesterday Hawes warned WTO rules could cost the industry £2.4bn more a year to import cars and £1.8bn to export. However this figure is down from the £2.5 billion announced in 2015.

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Iran to participate in Geneva talks on Syria: deputy FM

Fresh from the Syria talks held in Astana, Kazakhstan, which Russian Federation said was a concrete step forward to resolving the Syrian war, Lavrov has called on both the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition to jointly battle the Islamic State.

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Trump Preparing To Heavily Restrict Muslim & Refugee Access To The US

Another order will block visas from being issued to those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen , said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified. Trump is about to sign the two of the most controversial executive orders in US history. Federal law allows for a president to bar entry to any immigrant "or any class" of immigrants if the president deems them "detrimental to the interests of the United States, and to " impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may ...

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Spicer's Tweets Give Dippin' Dots Major Marketing Opportunity

But before he chose to take on the world's media, he was engaged in another, one-sided feud - with Dippin' Dots . Seven years before Spicer took to the White House's press briefing room to accuse journalists of delegitimizing Trump's presidency, he took to Twitter to take umbrage with Dippin' Dots slogan "The Ice Cream of the Future".

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Astana meeting on Syria 'hopefully good basis for Geneva talks' - Putin

Russia's draft of the Syrian constitution takes into account the interests of official Damascus, the opposition and other regional players, Lavrov added. The sides also agreed to jointly fight terrorists from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), which alongside Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) was not included in the negotiations.

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ABC Uses Fake Trump Image To Promote Interview

Trump once vowed to repeal the policy, which was enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012, on his first day in office, but now he says DREAMers "shouldn't be anxious". ABC News actually grabbed the image straight from a September 2016 article in The New Yorker , who created it to imagine how Trump's first term would pan out.

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Australia Day attended by growing controversy and calls for date change

Because not all of us feel the same way about that date", he said at an Australia Day breakfast in Melbourne . Significant sections of Australia's population - most notably Indigenous Australians who see the day as marking the beginning of more than two centuries of displacement and discrimination - dispute the anniversary's merit, labelling it instead " Invasion Day " or "Survival Day".

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Trump Building Mexico Wall, Orders Ban On Immigration From Muslim Countries

The text of the executive order indicates that visas would be blocked for individuals visiting the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen , all countries with Muslim-majority populations. This detrimental policy only confirms the fears many people have following the divisive rhetoric of the presidential campaign. The executive order also shows that Trump intends to stop accepting Syrian refugees and suspend the USA broader refugee program for 120 days.

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Donald Trump Slammed For 'Crazy' Claim That Millions Voted Illegally In Election

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has been the subject of U.S. counterintelligence investigations over his past communications with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. "I think he's stated his concern of voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign", Sean Spicer says. "He was having a discussion with some folks and mentioned something in passing, which has been a longstanding belief he has maintained", Spicer said.

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Islamist militants in Syria launch assault on rebels attending peace talks

Some of the rebels involved in the fighting were represented at talks this week in Astana, Kazakhstan, which were brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey and aimed at shoring up a shaky December 30 cease-fire with President Bashar Assad's forces.

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Jafari: Syrian Government, Opposition Groups Agree to Join Forces against Terror

Turkey and Russian Federation, which backs the Syrian regime with military support, brokered a ceasefire deal between Assad's forces and rebel groups in late December, but violence has recently escalated across the country, particularly around the capital.

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Baker confirms Donald Trump's inauguration cake was copied from Barack Obama's

This prompted Trump's baker, Washington D.C.'s Buttercream Bakeshop , to come forward and admit the cake was inspired by Obama's. "I didn't make it", Goldman captioned the photo, followed by an emoji displaying confusion. They tried to use the photo as inspiration, but the client wanted a complete replica. "It's flawless.' And we said, 'Great, '" MacIsaac told theWashington Post .

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Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka advance to Australian Open semifinals

But Murray's defeat by Mischa Zverev opened a door for him and Federer duly dispatched the German 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 yesterday, winning the first five games in 12 minutes. He has tossed aside top-10 players Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori , along with Andy Murray's conqueror Mischa Zverev , to reach the last four and a date with long-time Swiss team-mate Wawrinka, the world number four.

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Assam: Twin blasts in Charaideo district, ULFA claims responsibility

Assam Director-General of Police Mukesh Sahay was quoted by the New India Express as saying: "We have received reports of seven low-intensity blasts". He said that the all the blasts occurred in no man's land and no damage of any kind reported. In neighbouring Sibsagar, two blasts took place at Lengibor and Majpani.

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Trump speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Most of the building will take place in existing blocs in order to satisfy housing demands, a statement signed off by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said it deals a new blow to attempts to bring peace to the region and will promote extremism. Netanyahu said over the weekend that he hopes to eventually extend Israeli sovereignty over all settlements.

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Aleppo girl Bana Alabed asks Trump to help Syrian children

Aleppo is among the Syrian cities where the ongoing conflict has taken its full toll as residents can not even find a spot to bury their dead, while all the hospitals were destroyed in the conflict. "That is why peace is important for everyone including you", Bana wrote. However, an exception appears to have been made for Bana and her family, and she was pictured meeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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DNC Chair Candidate: "My Job Is to Shut Other White People Down"

Better known candidates running for DNC chair include President Obama's former labor secretary Thomas Perez (left), who was pro-Hillary Clinton in the primary, and Rep. I am so excited that we're here. Buckley said his black niece called him after Trump's victory, fearing for her life . Two of the white candidates spoke more starkly about race than their black or Hispanic rivals.

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Article 50: What are the judges ruling about?

Why is the ruling significant? The majority ruling by the justices against the UK Government's bid to bypass parliament and use the royal prerogative to invoke Article 50 reinforces basic democratic principles which used to be taken for granted.

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68th Republic Day parade: India to showcase its military might at Rajpath

This year the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest. Marching contingents of Mechanised Infantry, Madras Engineer Group (MEG), Bihar Regiment, 39 Gorkha Training Centre and Territorial Army will also participate in the parade, apart from contingents of Coast Guard and National Security Guard.

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Trump officials reassured Palestinians embassy transfer has been frozen

Pushing hard for the transfer now might be Trump's way of forcing concessions back out of those same countries that took advantage of the Obama administration's fit of pique over Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel captured Arab east Jerusalem during the 1967 war and later annexed it - in a move not recognised by the worldwide community - declaring all of the city its unified capital.

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This 'Bad Lip Reading' of Trump's Inauguration Is Absolutely Hilarious

Bush: "Are you wearing a big boy shirt?" "Oh, surprise! I have some pretzels for you", Melania "says" in the video as she hands that mysterious blue Tiffany box to Michelle Obama. The footage begins with the Trumps greeting the Obamas at the White House. Trump to Pence: "Just remember who brought you here". "You suckkkk", teases Obama in the clip.

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Australia bat, Faulkner in for Khawaja

Pakistan lost the Test series 3-0, and have conceded the ODI series as well, despite the win in the second match. During the tour, only victory Pakistan gained so far prior to the last ODI, was at Melbourne where green shirts managed to defeat Aussies by six wickets.

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Japan Reports 1st Trade Surplus in 6 Years on Cheaper Oil

Data released by the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday showed that Japan's exports rose 5.4 percent year-on-year in December, compared with a 1.2 percent annual increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed an annual 0.4 percent decline in November.

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Tulsi Gabbard Claims to Have Met With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

She says she took the meeting with Trump over concern that a wing of the Republican Party known as the neocons will grow in influence once Trump's in office. She repeated her call to end such support again upon her return from Syria. The US government claims it does not fund these groups and only provides assistance to so-called moderate rebels.


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