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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner stopped reversal of LGBT workplace protections

The White House made a statement on Tuesday night promising to protect LGBT rights. The executive order has exposed what is likely to be a persistent schism in Mr Trump's paradoxical presidency: He is a cosmopolitan New Yorker who has long operated in an environment where sexual orientation is often an afterthought, but is nonetheless beholden to the social conservatives who backed him overwhelmingly in 2016, despite reports of his crudeness and sexual misdeeds.

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Republicans Buck Boycott, Vote for Price and Mnuchin Without Democrats Present

Republican Senate committees on Wednesday approved three of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees - two of whom were confirmed despite a boycott by Democrats. "They should be ashamed", he told reporters . As Mr Trump's dramatic firing on Monday of his acting attorney-general, Ms Sally Yates , threw the capital into tumult, Democrats also seized on the contentiousness to try to block Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for the post .

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Priorities for Europe: EU leaders set objectives for 2017

FILE - British Prime Minister Theresa May listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, Jan. "It is an alarm call to see if we are the right track". Summit host Joseph Muscat , the Maltese prime minister, chose to emphasise balance in summing up the discussions, speaking of "concern" at Trump's policy but "no sense of anti-Americanism".

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Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's name removed from United Nations blacklist

According to a statement by UNSC, "On 3 February 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities removed the name below from the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List".

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Australia to face Wales in quarter-finals of Sydney Sevens

Teen sensation Vilimoni Koroi struck first when his dazzling footwork and speed finished off an opening carved by Tim Mikkelson's turnover; and then Mikkelson himself went across, for the 184th time in his career, when Iopu Iopu-Aso rose to claim the kickoff and veteran DJ Forbes put his speedster away for the score.

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The first two weeks of President Donald Trump

For the past few days, top White House officials have been asked why the list does not include countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Spicer then went into a lengthy comment about the need for the President's nominees, including Mnuchin, to be voted on by the Senate before President Trump can proceed on his agenda, and then tried to proceed to another question.

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Punjab campaigning ends voting on february 4

For the first time, Punjab is witnessing three-cornered contests on all the 117 assembly seats. Gandhi further stated that his party wants all to have a land in Punjab. The only thing that makes Punjab Polls 2017 so intriguing is the introduction of AAP which stood third in the municipal elections in 2015 thus marking a win for BJP all over the State.

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President Trump 'extremely upset' with Obama's Australia refugee deal: White House

Mr Trump later abruptly ended the call, which was supposed to last an hour, after just 25 minutes. White House press secretary Sean Spicer reopened his propaganda playbook on Tuesday, telling reporters that President Donald Trump's executive order blocking entry to the US for refugees, visitors, and green card holders from majority-Muslim countries was "not a travel ban".

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High-pitch campaign for assembly poll ends in Punjab, Goa

Goa will have contest on 40 assembly seats. The results of the high voltage elections for the state of Punjab this year will be out on March 11, 2017. These directions would not be applicable on the contesting candidates or the state heads of the political parties but they would be allowed to move only between their state party office and their residence about which the EC has already been informed, he said.

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Karnataka: Former Congress leader SM Krishna will join BJP, says BS Yeddyurappa

He has chose to join the BJP. "He is joining 100%", Yeddyurappa said. Krishna had announced his resignation from the Congress party on January 28. "A situation has arrived where I have to leave the home in which I resided for the last 46 years".

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Sasikala Natarajan to replace Panneerselvam as Tamil Nadu's CM?

The move comes almost two months after her demise. In a major step, Sasikala , on Friday, appointed former minister KA Sengottaiyan and former mayor Saidai S Duraisamy as organisation secretaries. TV reports said she could be sworn in as the chief minister as early as February 7 or 8. She has been taking care of party affairs, although she never held any formal position in the AIADMK before Jayalalithaa's death.

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England - France to kick off Six Nations tournament

England should be able to cope with these setbacks against the unconvincing French at Twickenham this weekend but they could take their toll as the competition progresses especially with a potentially decisive trip to Ireland on the final weekend.

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Conway to Chelsea Clinton: 'I Misspoke; You Lost the Election'

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway cited a fictitious massacre she dubbed "the Bowling Green massacre" as justification for Donald Trump's executive order to suspend refugee admissions and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday.

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Protests against Trump's immigration order erupt at Philadelphia International Airport

Iraqi Arab-Americans who escaped Iraq because of the lack of security say they can understand the decision by Trump but some amendments need to be made. Some 56 percent, including 72 percent of Democrats and 45 percent of Republicans, disagreed that the country should "welcome Christian refugees, but not Muslim ones".

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White House vows to challenge orders against travel ban

Regarding the ruling , the White House on Friday said that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will file an emergency stay on Trump's order they believe to be "lawful and appropriate". The temporary restraining order "is granted on a nationwide basis", Robart wrote, and prohibits enforcement of those executive order provisions "at all United States borders and ports of entry pending further orders from this court".

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Muslim ban: More than 100000 fall victim to Trump's order

Trump's disputed order according to the White House Press Secretary the people belonging to the seven Muslim major countries namely Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen will be stopped entering the United States of America while ordering a ban on providing or allotting Visas' to those country citizens for a span of 90 days.

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Sawari's deportation concerns Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission

Loghman Sawari and his lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh. His plight has prompted rights groups to call on Australia to accept hundreds of refugees who are languishing on Manus Island and on the Pacific atoll of Nauru. Mr Ravindra-Singh said he was shown a paper that carried the letterhead of the Immigration Department for a few seconds and he was not able to gather the particulars of the letter.

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Zim police heap more charges against Pastor Mawarire

The state is represented by Edmore Nyazamba as the lead prosecutor, assisted by Tapiwa Kasema while Mawarire is being defended by human rights lawyers Harrison Nkomo and Jeremiah Bhamu and the magistrate is Elisha Singano. "Unfortunately, I have been arrested again", Mawarire said. "Justice will be served", Mr Mawarire said to a handful of supporters as he left the courthouse under guard for jail.

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Super Bowl can figuratively be dubbed Donald Trump versus Atlanta Falcons

At the age of 39, Brady threw for 3,554 yards with 28 touchdowns and only two interceptions in the regular season. I think just relying on the two weeks of practice that we'll have had should be enough. Matt has done a phenomenal job. Last year, nearly 115 million people watched the game on television. "It takes a lot of people to operate a successful National Football League team and the staff works very, very hard all year round".

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Lula da Silva: Brazil ex-first lady Marisa Leticia confirmed dead

The former first family had also authorised the donation of her organs, the process will start soon, doctors said. Several pictures showed them together in Brazil and during trips and official functions. President Michel Temer, who took over a year ago when Silva's hand-picked predecessor, President Dilma Rousseff, was removed from office, visited the hospital to express condolences and solidarity.

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Angola's dos Santos calls end to 38 years in power

Dos Santos told a conference of the ruling MPLA party that Defense Minister Joao Lourenco will stand as the party's No. 1 candidate in the next election, scheduled for August. "We see signs that he plans to retain some power behind the throne". But the investigative news website Maka Angola reported Friday that dos Santos hardly appears to be leaving active politics, with his name on the ruling party's list of candidates for members of parliament - ranked third after Lourenco and the vice ...

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Donald Trump tells Israel to stop building settlements

Adding confusion to its stance on Israeli settlements, the White House said Thursday that new settlement construction " may not be helpful " to peace efforts. Settlements in both the West Bank and east Jerusalem are viewed as illegal and major stumbling blocks to peace by the global community, as they are built on land the Palestinians want for their own state.

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White House investigates leaks of Trump calls to Australia, Mexico

The now viral name has even apparently overshadowed comments by the White House on how the new American president " has agreed to review that deal " out of " tremendous respect for the prime minister and for the Australian people ". The Australian Prime Minister's name is Malcolm Turnbull. Trump, known for his misspellings on Twitter , has also disproved the reports on their phone conversation.

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US Warns Israel to Stop Announcing New West Bank Settlements

Danon told Israel Radio on Friday morning that the White House's statement that "the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving" peace, was not "a U-turn" in Trump policy.

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Federal judge halts Trump travel ban nationwide

The first order of the day came when, earlier Friday, US District Judge Leonie Brinkema in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia extended an order providing access to lawyers and preventing the deportation of lawful permanent residents from Dulles International Airport.

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Donald Trump Japan opposition calls on Abe to oppose United States refugee ban

Tokyo says the statue, put in place late past year, and another near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, violate a December 2015 agreement stating the issue - which has long plagued ties - would be "irreversibly resolved" if all conditions were met.

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Sean Spicer Appears To Call Turnbull 'Trumble' In Press Conference

But the White House spokesman managed to unintentionally rub salt in the wound by mispronouncing Turnbull's name as both "Mr Trunbull" and "Mr Trumbull". Australia's USA ambassador Joe Hockey visited the White House to smooth over diplomatic tensions in the wake of Mr Trump's telephone spat with Mr Turnbull over a " dumb " refugee deal.

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U-turn again: Mulayam to bat for SP, Congress

Urging people to vote for the SP-Congress combine as the "cycle now has hand on its handle", Rahul and Akhilesh held a 12-km roadshow atop a specially-designed bus. "Akhilesh is my son after all", Mulayam had said. Rajpal has already been campaigning for his own political outfit - Sarv Sambhav Party - which is contesting the Assembly polls in alliance with the Lok Dal.

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US Ambassador to UN Blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine

Haley's comments come in response to renewed fighting between government forces and Moscow-backed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, which has provoked concerns of a growing humanitarian crisis in the Donbass region of Ukraine. "It was friendly enough, given the circumstances and given the subject we were discussing", the Russian ambassador told reporters . Near the town of Avdiivka, located just north of Donetsk, Ukraine's army said a woman and an emergency worker were also killed as ...

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Mexico claims Trump agreed to not debate wall in public

Multiple layers of steel walls, fences, razor wire and other barricades are viewed from the United States side of the of the U.S. -Mexico border on January 26, in San Ysidro, California. "Starting today, the USA gets back control of its borders", he said. Trump began an effort to dramatically reshape immigration policy, signing a pair of executive actions to enhance enforcement of the law and begin construction of a wall across the southern border.

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Pentagon chief Mattis arrives in S. Korea amid Trump uncertainty

In the brief interview, he said he would be discussing the plan to install a new United States missile defense system , called Thaad, in South Korea as a means of deterring the North's ballistic missile threats against South Korean and Japan .

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Theresa May urges patience among European Union leaders over Donald Trump

These American leaders hoped, in part, that a "United States of Europe" would help counter the Soviet Union and the spread of communism, but they also hoped to avoid a repeat of the horrific history invoked by Verhofstadt. In other diplomatic developments, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader said his country wouldn't yield to "useless" threats over its ballistic missile program from "an inexperienced person".

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Pentagon mistakenly posts 10-year-old video to back up Yemen raid

The video was meant to showcase the intelligence about al-Qaeda gained from the raid in Yemen that killed 14 militants, left three USA service members wounded and one dead. In December 2015, Trump said he would kill the family members of terrorists to stop ISIS. They say the United States of America startup only has permission to operate as a tech company, not to provide transportation services.

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Housing market sizzles in Toronto's suburbs

Last month's benchmark price for single-detached properties was $1.47 million, while the index price for condos was $512,000 which was down three-tenths a point from July and four-tenths of a percentage point from December. The board reported 5,188 residential sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) through its MLS System last month, compared to 4,460 sales in January the year before, that despite a 17.6% drop in the number of new GTA listings in January, down from 8,906 to 7,338 year-over-year.

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San Francisco sues Trump over sanctuary city plan

Signed into law by President Trump last Friday, the sweeping regulations temporarily halt refugees from coming into the US, indefinitely bar those from Syria, and prohibit the entry of citizens from Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Somalia from entering the USA for 90 days.


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