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by | January 12, 2018 | 15:13

U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in January 9 on fevered speculation about a potential 2020 White House bid by Oprah Winfrey, saying she probably would not run against him, but if she did, he would win. Natalie Portman pointed out the exclusion of women in the Best Director category when she said, "And here are the all-male nominees" while presenting the award.

by | January 12, 2018 | 15:11

In his tweet on January 1, Trump had lashed out Pakistan, accusing the country of "lying and deceit" in return for billions of dollars. "They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help". "[Retired army chief] Gen Kiani laid out a plan to eradicate terrorism", he said, emphasising that Gen Bajwa's mission was to transform the previous antiterrorism successes into long-term peace.

by | January 12, 2018 | 15:13

Speaking to India Legal , Justice (retired) Gyan Sudha Misra said: "Little after Justice Ruma Pal retired I was elevated to the Supreme Court and was the only lady judge for a while before Justice Ranjana Desai was elevated to the SC. The four judges said they would not resign and would be back to work on Monday. "That is what we believe and many more things happened". "We all (four judges) are convinced that unless this institution is preserved and (is allowed to) maintain its equanimity, ...

by | January 12, 2018 | 15:08

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said she hopes to find a solution to the Assange issue. He says he fears Britain would extradite him to the United States to face charges relating to his involvement in multiple releases of documents - including the 2010 publication of leaked State Department diplomatic cables - that U.S.

by | January 12, 2018 | 15:06

Mr Trump had been expected to travel to the British capital next month to open the embassy, which will move from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms. It is now expected that the US Embassy will instead be opened by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson .

by | January 12, 2018 | 12:29

Tunisia's Interior Ministry said 237 people were arrested in Tuesday's violence including two Islamists, while 50 police officers have been wounded. Meanwhile terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Sousse in 2015 in which 38 people, mostly British holidaymakers, were killed, have damaged the country's once-flourishing tourism industry.

by | January 12, 2018 | 12:22

U.S. President Donald Trump , in a call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, underscored that Iran "must stop its destabilizing activity in the region", the White House said . Iranian people have every right to all its dividends... New sanctions will not help their economic problems. Another proposal would require snapback if Iran refuses a request from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's atomic watchdog, to inspect a military site not now being ...

by | January 12, 2018 | 12:22

Some famous residents of Southern California's Santa Barbara County are speaking out in the midst of mudslides that have killed at least 17 people . Officials worked for days, even going door-to-door, to warn residents that the hillsides were ripe for unsafe mudflow after the fires destroyed the vegetation that could hold the soil in place, said Dennis Bozanich, deputy county executive officer for Santa Barbara County.

by | January 12, 2018 | 07:39

The White House did not immediately provide a comment on the matter after The Daily Beast's request. The report warns that unless the USA acts to counter the threat soon, Moscow will grow only more aggressive. Asked at a briefing on January 9 why Republican committee staffers or members were not involved in the report, staffers insisted that Republicans would be supportive its findings and recommendations.

by | January 12, 2018 | 06:25

Similarly, the diversity lottery was not eliminated, as some are seeking, but instead shifted its 50,000 annual visas to other immigrant groups, namely Salvadorans and others who must leave the country as Trump ends their temporary protected status.

by | January 12, 2018 | 06:24

The result is that middle-class wage earners will continue to pay virtually all the taxes they owe while wealthy taxpayers and businesses will find ways to profit from the complexity against an overburdened IRS. But the IRS doesn't now have detailed information about taxpayers' mortgages, like the date of closing or terms of refinancing. "The IRS appreciates the help from the payroll community working with us on these important changes", said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter.

by | January 12, 2018 | 06:21

Until now, the military has maintained that it is carrying out legitimate counterinsurgency operations. "In the interim they need to be recognised first and foremost as children", she said, stressing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees rights to health, education and opportunities to learn and grow to all children, irrespective of their ethnicity or status or the circumstances in which they find themselves.

by | January 12, 2018 | 06:17

Pompeo defended Trump's tweets as appropriate and "consistent" with USA goals of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula. Trump's statement came after both the leaders were recently been engaged in a war of words on Twitter. On Wednesday, Trump said he didn't expect a war in a White House news conference, and indicated he was pleased by direct talks between Pyongyang and Seoul.

by | January 12, 2018 | 03:31

Donald Trump backed away from a commitment to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller , during a joint press conference yesterday with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg . "We were very much weakened over the last period of time, but not with me". However, when Solberg pointed out how Norway remains committed to the agreement that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Trump appeared to change his tune, just a little.

by | January 12, 2018 | 03:25

In this installment, audiences can enjoy Sanders' frank answers about everything from Eric Trump's birthday to the president's favorite part of his job. Shortly before Sanders and Mnuchin appeared in the briefing room, Trump told reporters that immigration negotiators should remain mindful that a failure to strike a deal on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals immigration program that he said he would unilaterally unwind himself, would send the stock market spiraling downward.

by | January 12, 2018 | 03:22

During his exchange with the reporter in December, Hoekstra-who served as a GOP Congressman for MI from 1993 until 2011-called claims that he'd said there were "no-go zones" in the Netherlands "fake news", before backtracking on his remark soon after.

by | January 12, 2018 | 00:43

A second person familiar with the matter said the special counsel has not indicated an interest in interviewing the vice president, beyond initial document requests early on. In other words, another possible obstruction angle. Trump's lawyers have been making a pretense of cooperating with Mueller, but that pretense may have ended Wednesday.

by | January 11, 2018 | 23:33

And it doesn't stop there:In an open-ended question, allowing any answer, 69 voters (not percent) describe Trump's first year in office as a "disaster", followed by 62 voters who say "chaotic", 44 voters who say "successful", 28 voters who say "horrible", 27 voters who say "great", 26 who say "good", 24 who say "terrible", 24 who say "embarrassing" and 23 who say "interesting".

by | January 11, 2018 | 22:11

States would have to build new systems to determine who is subject to work requirements and verify whether beneficiaries fulfilled them, said LaDonna Pavetti, vice president at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank.

by | January 11, 2018 | 22:10

This poor koala has been screwed to the pole with building screws, he is deceased, but whether or not he was when cruelly attached to the structure is unknown. He said the attack on a "vulnerable" and "innocent" animal showed no respect for Australian wildlife. RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said an inspector had been assigned to the case and would try to organise an autopsy.

by | January 11, 2018 | 21:58

This irony was too much for Cuomo , who retorted, "Says my friend who can't keep Hillary Clinton's name out of her mouth". The back-and-forth between Cuomo and Conway - who have often debated on CNN before, including one exchange in July that lasted 35 minutes without commercial interruption - continued on Thursday morning with Cuomo needling Conway for her comments on Twitter .

by | January 11, 2018 | 18:21

Each year an elected official is given an option to bring someone to the State of the Union address. Rep. Lois Frankel , chairwoman of the Democratic Working Women's Group, told The Hill she plans to give away her guest ticket on the 30th but is still mulling over whom to invite.

by | January 11, 2018 | 15:36

European Union powers on Thursday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to endorse a key nuclear agreement with Iran saying the deal is essential for global security. Under the accord, Iran slowed its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of worldwide economic sanctions. In October, he refused to certify Iran was complying with the deal but stopped short of withdrawing from it, instead passing the issue of reimposing the sanctions to Congress.

by | January 11, 2018 | 09:31

Pakistan cricket player Shadab Khan said, "My heart goes out to Zainab and her family". Her body was found on Tuesday by the police. In the past year, there have been at least 12 such reported incidents in that region, Reuters reports .

by | January 11, 2018 | 09:29

The State Department's website says this designation is earned due to "health attacks directed at U.S. Embassy Havana employees" over the past several months, and Bernier-Toth said this is being taken seriously. These improvements will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. The Naxalites have conducted frequent terrorist attacks on local police, paramilitary forces, and government officials, it added.