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Russian Federation and China veto United Nations sanctions on Syria for chemical weapons attacks

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who has previously described the use of chemical weapons as "barbaric", said following the vote, according to the New York Times: "It is a sad day on the Security Council when members start making excuses for other member states killing their own people". [Full Article...]

French historian detained and almost deported at IAH

Rousso's eventual release. The Egyptian-born Jewish scholar, a senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, is a specialist on French World War Two history. "It is now necessary to deal with the utmost arbitrariness and incompetence on the other side of the Atlantic", Rousso wrote, according to a translation by The Washington Post . [Full Article...]

99-Year-Old Grandma Gets Arrested As Part Of Her Bucket List

According to the Daily Mail, the adventurous senior told family members she always wanted to experience jail. Annie was placed in a cell in the Netherlands after contacting the officers in charge. People have praised the police for helping Annie to realise her dream and the force - Politie Nijmegen-Zuid - called the experience 'a day to remember'. [Full Article...]

Department of Justice withdraws from part of voter ID lawsuit in Texas

Department of Justice is pulling out of the voter ID lawsuit filed against Texas, accusing its restrictive 2011 voter ID law of being intentionally discriminatory against minority voters. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The federal government's change of position was a new sign that the civil rights agenda has undergone a major shift with the election victory of President D... [Full Article...]

Trump's Favorability Ratings at a Record Low for a New President

Independents broke 44-34 toward disapproval. Still, among the people whose favor Trump seeks most - his own base - the president has some wiggle room. The poll found that there was bipartisan anger at Washington , with 86% of those surveyed saying they believe "a small group in D.C. has 'reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost'". [Full Article...]

Democrats choose Tom Perez as party chairman

Democrats choose Tom Perez as party chairman On Saturday, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez narrowly won the election to lead the Democratic National Committee. After the DNC race Saturday, Trump tweeted his congratulations to Perez for his victory. President Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. He said that while the 20 January inauguration of Mr Trump "was an undeniably important day", the mass protest... [Full Article...]

Xenophobic Attacks: Muntaka rallies support for boycott of South African goods

The unrest in the Nigerian capital followed a spate of attacks on Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria, South Africa's capital, and the business centre of Johannesburg this week, in that country's worst flare-up of anti-foreigner rioting in years. [Full Article...]

Trump Today: Pledging a 'massive' tax cut and ripping anonymous sources

Trump Today: Pledging a 'massive' tax cut and ripping anonymous sources Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations. Democrats criticized this request. The White House did issue its own denial, with Priebus calling The New York Times story "complete garbage". He said journalists "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name". [Full Article...]

'South Africa Stop Killing Our People,' Protesting Nigerians Demand

'South Africa Stop Killing Our People,' Protesting Nigerians Demand Angry residents in South Africa's Gauteng province have looted and set alight buildings and businesses believed to be run by foreigners as drug dens or brothels. Attacks against foreigners in the country have erupted regularly in recent years, fuelled by high unemployment and dire poverty. These reprisal attacks underscore the need for the governments of Nigeria and South Africa to move fast t... [Full Article...]

Putin hopes for successful Syria settlement

Western diplomats said De Mistura was hopeful of bringing the opposing Syrian factions face to face - unlike previous year, when he was forced to shuttle between them in "proximity talks" that proved to be fruitless. "We ask for direct negotiations". But he said the negotiations would be guided by U.N. Security Council resolution 2254, which refers to the establishment of credible and inclusive ... [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Watch Scheduled for Colfax, Platte Counties

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 to 12 inches are possible, mainly from east central Minnesota through west central Wisconsin . Further to the northwest, very little snowfall is expected with a sharp cut off from several inches in the southern part of the Twin Cities, to only an inch in the northern suburbs. [Full Article...]

US Official For First Latin America Trip

US Official For First Latin America Trip Mexico " will not accept " Trump's immigration plans, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday. He said in January that Mexico would reach out to other countries to seek alternative trade accords. Another senior Mexican official, Roberto Campa, who heads the human rights department of the interior ministry, said Videgaray was referring to the plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico, cal... [Full Article...]

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn structures as deadline looms

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn structures as deadline looms With flooding expected this spring, the Corps on February 3 told the few hundred people remaining in camp that they must take their possessions and leave by 2 p.m. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 9. "I will stay and pray, even if they come to remove us", Valerie Armstrong, 36, of Sherman, Texas, said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Kremlin aide praises late United Nations envoy as 'generation's best and brightest' diplomat

Kremlin aide praises late United Nations envoy as 'generation's best and brightest' diplomat The diplomat would have turned 65 on Tuesday, February 21. Liu praised Churkin as "an able, experienced and senior diplomat" who has made a huge contribution to the United Nations and multilateralism. He was Russia's ambassador to Canada from 1998 to 2003, and to Belgium from 1994 to 1998. In 2006, Churkin took up his post as United Nations ambassador, presenting his credentials to then-Se... [Full Article...]

Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles

Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles The French military is literally going where eagles dare in an effort to combat the increasing use of drones by criminals and terrorists. VICE released an interview yesterday with Nick Waters from open source investigation house Bellingcat, in which the former military analyst spoke of a database containing 113 images of Islamic State drone attacks during the first 20 days of February. [Full Article...]

Conservative US justices sceptical in cross-border shooting case

Conservative US justices sceptical in cross-border shooting case The case comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries and in some ways resembles the court battles over President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban, which has also looked at whether non-U.S. The high court is weighing what rights foreigners have to file a lawsuit in the US judicial system. Mesa was standing on USA soil when he fired the shot into Mexico. [Full Article...]

Emeli Sande lands first honour at the 2017 BRIT Awards

Stormzy also joined Ed Sheeran for a new version of his number one single Shape Of You. His son, film director Duncan Jones, accepted the award on his behalf, noting that his father died the same year Jones became a father. Organizers said the show will also include a tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53. The girl group will also vie for the British artist video of t... [Full Article...]

Jewish centre threats across USA prompt tweet from Ivanka Trump

Greenblatt, ADL CEO. News reports indicated that threats were received on Monday morning by JCCs in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; St. Paul; Houston; Buffalo, New York; Albuquerque, and Birmingham, Alabama . "Alexander posted Spicer's response on Twitter , adding, "@PressSec responds to my request for comment about wave of threats to Jewish community centers". [Full Article...]

Austrian Court Grants US Bid to Extradite Ukraine's Firtash

Austrian Court Grants US Bid to Extradite Ukraine's Firtash The decision overturns an earlier ruling that deemed the United States request was politically motivated. Both men - along with many other powerful people in Ukraine and Russian Federation - may feel uncomfortable over what Mr Firtash could reveal to the United States authorities if Austria does extradite him . [Full Article...]

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

According to history, only two U.S. Presidents were given the privilege to attend the state visits, which include George W. Bush in 2003 and Barack Obama in 2011. presidency, their constitution, their history", and that there was "no question of any disrespect towards that country". As MPs debated the two petitions Monday, some in favor of the visit noted that revoking the invitation could se... [Full Article...]


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