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World Media Israeli settler group brushes off Trump settlement warning
Author: 0 Israeli settler group brushes off Trump settlement warning

A senior Israeli official played down Friday remarks from the White House that building new or expanding existing settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories "may not be helpful" in securing peace. "We need actions rather than words to stop the Israeli settlements expansion, which is violating the global law and killing the two-state solution", Zomlot said.

World Media Steven Bowditch arrested for DUI in Scottsdale
Author: 0 Steven Bowditch arrested for DUI in Scottsdale

Bowditch, 33, was picked up by Scottsdale Police at 1:10am, Arizona time, after a motorist reported a pick-up truck driving dangerously. The driver, identified as Bowditch, was woken by a traffic officer and later arrested with a blood alcohol content over 0.20 percent, Scottsdale police said.

World Media Sick whale with 30 plastic bags in stomach found in Norway
Author: 0 Sick whale with 30 plastic bags in stomach found in Norway

Dr. Terje Lislevand, a zoologist at the University of Bergen, told the Norweigian newspaper Bergens Tidende that while he was saddened by the discovery, intestinal blockages due to plastic consumption is increasingly common in marine life, including whales, dolphins and turtles.

Author: 0 Louvre suspect may have tweeted about Islamic State before attack

No explosives were found in the two rucksacks he was carrying. He said the man launched himself at the soldiers when they told him that he could not bring his bags into the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall underneath the world-famous museum where the "Mona Lisa" hangs.

World Media North Korea fires spy chief after inquiry
Author: 0 North Korea fires spy chief after inquiry

But he said there could have been further dismissals in the North where the powerful Organisation and Guidance Department was investigating the ministry of state security. South Korea has a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea as information about the secretive, authoritarian state is often impossible to confirm.

Author: 0 New CIA deputy director once ran 'black site' prison

A Central Intelligence Agency chief under a Democratically held White House, Michael Morell, who was deputy or acting director on several occasions from 2011 to 2013, called Haspel "simply exceptional" and someone who "appreciates the work of all Central Intelligence Agency officers - analysts, scientists and support specialists - as much as she appreciates operations officers".

Author: 0 State says fewer than 60000 visas revoked under order

It was not immediately clear how the Justice Department and State Department arrived at such different tallies. "To put that number in context, we issued over 11 million immigrant and non-immigrant visas in fiscal year 2015", a spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs told The Huffington Post .

World Media India's Q4 gold demand up 3.3%; full year demand drops
Author: 0 India's Q4 gold demand up 3.3%; full year demand drops

Research from WGC, an industry body, indicated 2016 full year gold demand gained 2% to reach a three-year high of 4,308.7 tonnes. "A year ago saw an unprecedented degree of political upheaval, which underpinned huge institutional investor flows into gold".

World Media French police open fire after armed man tries to enter Louvre museum
Author: 0 French police open fire after armed man tries to enter Louvre museum

The French president also hailed "the courage" and "determination" of soldiers to prevent an attack that would have put at risk the life of 1,200 visitors. Several soldiers fired at least five shots at the attacker, seriously wounding him. There were no immediate details about the identity of the suspect.

World Media Lawsuits Challenging Trump's Muslim Ban Pile Up
Author: 0 Lawsuits Challenging Trump's Muslim Ban Pile Up

MA on Tuesday joined the legal battle against Trump's order banning travel into the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, a move the White House described as necessary to improve national security. The Trump administration has given varying descriptions and explanations for the order. Mazdak Tootkaboni, a US green card holder from Iran and a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, after his release at Logan Airport on Saturday.

Author: 0 Teacher, students stabbed at Sydney school

Howard Chen emerged from a meeting with the school's principal on Thursday afternoon and said teachers were shocked by the brutal incident. Students were stunned when a teenager walked into their classroom and allegedly stabbed three people during roll-call.

World Media 'Absolutely momentous' Brexit is on as MPs back Article 50 bill
Author: 0 'Absolutely momentous' Brexit is on as MPs back Article 50 bill

Kicking off the debate, Brexit Secretary David Davis said legislators had to answer a simple question: "Do we trust the people or not?" Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer called the vote a "difficult decision" for Labour - most of whose MPs supported Remain in the referendum - but it had to "accept the result".

World Media Is Nigel Farage lying to you?
Author: 0 Is Nigel Farage lying to you?

He has sent a complaint letter to European Union officials about the incident and tweeted: "Disgusting behaviour by labour Mep Holding defamatory sign up behind Nigel Farage as he spoke today". The UKIP MP sees the US President-elect as an anti-establishment ally and visited him soon after the November 8 vote in America and has often spoken out in his favour.

World Media Bank of England raises 2017 growth forecasts to 2%
Author: 0 Bank of England raises 2017 growth forecasts to 2%

This comes as a marked shift after last August's move to halve rates to 0.25%, when the Bank also said more cuts were on the cards. That could help the bank to keep rates low for longer and may be useful to it as it announced the second big increase in three months to its forecast for economic growth in 2017.

World Media U.S. soldier killed in Yemen was Peoria native
Author: 0 U.S. soldier killed in Yemen was Peoria native

Nawar Al-Awlaki, who went by Nora, was the daughter of infamous New Mexico-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a USA drone strike in the country in 2011. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members", Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel said in a statement. He said the data will help the USA gather the information it needs to map the group better and prevent future terror attacks.

World Media Fierce Fighting in Ukraine's Avdiivka Leaves 2500 Children With No Heat
Author: 0 Fierce Fighting in Ukraine's Avdiivka Leaves 2500 Children With No Heat

The violence in Avdiivka, which lies close to the rebel capital of Donetsk, has left around 20,000 people without heat or hot water in the midst of winter temperatures falling as low as minus 20 Celsius ( minus 4 Fahrenheit). Both Russia and the Ukraine sit on the council, with Kyiv serving as a rotating member. Ukraine and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation have accused the Kremlin of supporting the rebels with troops and weapons.

Author: 0 GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin

The senator said Tillerson impressed him personally. The extraordinary and abrupt postponement came as congressional Democrats, in a confrontational mood over Trump administration actions, also used lengthy speeches at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting considering Sen.

Author: 0 Japan-US summit could be expanded to 2 days

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there were reasons for poor sales of American cars in Japan, pushing back after US leader Donald Trump described the trade imbalance on vehicles as "unfair". Tokyo shares closed higher Wednesday on bargain-hunting after two days of losses and as a rise in the value of the yen fizzled. The Mainichi newspaper reported earlier that the Japanese government was preparing a package on economic cooperation to present to the Trump administration, including increasing ...

World Media FLOTUS Melania Trump May Never Move Into White House
Author: 0 FLOTUS Melania Trump May Never Move Into White House

Melania and Barron also said they would visit the White House on weekends, but that hasn't happened because of the protests. "They will ultimately do what's best for Barron ". Barron attends the prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in NY, which costs £31,000 a year. Tell us, HollywoodLifers - Do YOU think Melania should be living with Donald in the White House, or is it okay that she wants to stay in NY with Barron? "So when we are in NY, [our schedule] didn't ...

World Media 4-star LB Levi Jones picks USC over Florida, FSU
Author: 0 4-star LB Levi Jones picks USC over Florida, FSU

Recruited by Tim Brewster and Odell Haggins, Wilson chose FSU over a plethora of other prominent programs, including Alabama, LSU, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma, USC, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio State, among others. Here is USC's 2017 class as it stands. Wilson joins four-star Ja'len Parks and three-star Corey Durden as the three defensive tackles to commit to Florida State this cycle.

Author: 0 Burkina Faso v Egypt

Besides an acrobatic overhead kick attempt from Aristide Bance, the opening 45 minutes were a cagey and retrained affair. Burkina Faso and Egypt go head-to-head with unbeaten records and a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final at stake.

World Media Tusk calls Trump Presidency a threat to Europe
Author: 0 Tusk calls Trump Presidency a threat to Europe

In Tusk's opinion, the greatest threats are the rise of China, the aggressive policy of Russian Federation towards its neighbours, as well as radical Islam which feeds anarchy in the Middle East and Africa. One commented that America was set on a course of protectionism that threatened free trade agreements. "He is also a strong supporter of Brexit, the sentiment he reiterated during UK Prime Minister's Theresa May visit to the United States ".

Author: 0 Texas sees spike in human trafficking cases

There is a significant spike in reported human trafficking cases nationwide, according to data just released by Polaris , an organization that runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline . Prosecutors say it can be hard to build a human trafficking case, because victims are oftentimes scared to testify, in fear of their own lives. "Our focus is on the pimps or the people who are profiting of this", he said.

Author: 0 France's far-right leader Le Pen applauds Trump's travel ban

The parliament says that in 2011-12 she paid party staff with the funds, which according to rules should only go to lawmakers' assistants working within the legislature. If the Front National leader does not repay the money, the parliament could now respond by withholding as much as half of her salary and allowances, which her opponents say amount to nearly €11,000 (£9,406) a month.

Author: 0 White House says Central Intelligence Agency added to Trump's National Security Council

Bannon's presence reinforces the notion he is, in essence, a co-chief of staff alongside Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and demonstrates the breadth of influence the former head of Breitbart News has in the Trump administration. "This arrangement could hardly be more ominous", House Armed Services Committee ranking member Adam Smith said, adding that the president's moves "take an unprecedented step to politicize the NSC".

World Media Bourke Street attack: Sixth person dies following vehicle rampage
Author: 0 Bourke Street attack: Sixth person dies following vehicle rampage

A 33-year old woman has become the sixth person to die after a auto ploughed into pedestrians on a busy Melbourne street. By 1.30pm police said the area was "deemed safe". Friends and co-workers of Bhavita Patel, the latest victim of the Bourke Street vehicle attack, have been left "devastated" by the news of her death this week.

Author: 0 Trump gives Pentagon 30 days to devise plan to crush ISIS

The other is to "push" to Trump some existing options that Barack Obama never approved when he was in the White House. It is understood the two discussed defeating terrorism in Syria and around the world. But President Trump's objective of destroying ISIS and other jihadi groups that sow terror in the region and beyond - however desirable - is also fantastically otherworldly.

World Media Francois Fillon and wife questioned over payment row
Author: 0 Francois Fillon and wife questioned over payment row

He has insisted that his wife has always worked for him during his four-decade political career, carrying out tasks including speech editing and representing him at events. He says that when he was an MP in Paris his wife did a lot of constituency work but was based at their 12th-century chateau near Le Mans in northern France.

Author: 0 Amnesty: Philippine Police Killings Possible 'Crime Against Humanity'

Duterte said , referring to "Oplan Paglalansang", introduced during the time of former interior secretary Rafael M. Alunan III, which limits the number of bodyguards a politician can have to two. Duterte said police officials who had been the subject of internal investigations should be reassigned to work in conflict zones. The Philippines' firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power a year ago vowing to rid his country of drugs-related crime.

Author: 0 ANC regrets Morocco's readmission to the African Union

The African National Congress (ANC) says it regrets the decision of the African Union (AU) to readmit Morocco to the organisation. Morocco's King Mohammed, who had been campaigning since previous year to join, waved to applauding heads of state and delegates at the end of an annual summit in the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital.

Author: 0 Spicer Melts Down: Criticizing Holocaust Remembrance Statement Is 'Pathetic'

Spicer claimed "by and large the president has been praised" for the brief statement released by the White House press office, which represented a break from past precedent as both George W Bush and Barack Obama had invariably mentioned the targeting of Jews by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, which represented the systematic genocide of European Jewry.

Author: 0 Washington State AG Announces Lawsuit To Halt Trump's Immigration Order

Over the weekend, a group of 16 state attorneys general said they believe the executive order is unconstitutional, signaling an intense round of legal action against it. "The clear intent of this executive order is to discriminate against one faith amongst all God's children". Major Washington state institutions supported the Attorney General's lawsuit through declarations filed alongside the complaint.