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  • Comey defends FBI and says, "weasels and liars never hold the field"
    Comey_defends_fbi_and_says__%22weasels_and_liars_never_hold_the_field%22 2018-02-02 06:57:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency Twitter, writing, “All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would. ” President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been attacking...
  • Trump: ‘I am the greatest president in the history of the United States’
    Trump-_%e2%80%98i_am_the_greatest_president_in_the_history_of_the_united_states%e2%80%99 2018-02-01 21:24:50 UTC
    West Virginia — Donald Trump has bragged that he’s the greatest president in the history of the U.S. Speaking at the GOP retreat in Virginia Thursday, Mr Trump shared a simpering anecdote from Senator Orrin Hatch. He recalled:'(Orrin) said o...
  • Germany's Economy Growing Fast with Surplus
    German_economy_powers_on-_in_surplus_and_growing_fast 2018-02-01 22:18:01 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government this week raised its 2018 growth forecast to 2.4 percent from 1.9 percent after bullish economic data, which could translate into added tax revenues. That would give more leeway to increase state spendin...
  • Turkish aggression: Kurds didn’t expect US stance to be that low
    Turkish_aggression-_kurds_didn%e2%80%99t_expect_us_stance_to_be_that_low 2018-02-01 03:41:30 UTC
    Kurdish officials weren’t surprised the Americans have distanced themselves from the Turkish attacks on Afrin “but they didn’t expect United States stance to be that low.” Syria’s Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the US, a...
  • EU Pledges Additional $53 Million in Aid to Palestinians
    Eu_pledges_additional___53_million_in_aid_to_palestinians 2018-01-31 20:55:32 UTC
    The EU has promised an extra $53 million to Palestinians for state-building efforts. The aid comes after the US decision to withhold millions in funding from the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees. The European Union has pledged €42.5...
  • British government forecast predicts UK will suffer in every Brexit scenario
    Leaked_uk_government_forecast_predicts_britain_will_suffer_in_every_brexit_scenario 2018-01-30 18:34:42 UTC
    A confidential report prepared for the British government and leaked on Monday suggests all UK industries will be hurt by leaving the European Union, Buzzfeed News reported. The findings are the latest embarrassment for British Prime Minister T...
  • Turkey Destroys Ancient Temples, Just Like ISIS
    Turkey_destroys_ancient_temples__just_like_isis 2018-01-30 04:04:55 UTC
    DAMASCUS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Antiquities and Museums Department on Sunday condemned the Turkish attacks that targeted archeological sites in the Kurdish-held Afrin region in northern Syria, according to state news agency SANA. The Ain Dara...
  • Tennessee City Stumped by Trump's 'America First' Tariffs on Washing Machines
    Tennessee_city_stumped_by_trump's_'america_first'_tariffs_on_washing_machines 2018-01-29 21:29:06 UTC
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - When President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imported washing machines last week it was a “Not Again” moment for officials in this north Tennessee city that has lost jobs to an international trade dispute bef...
  • Times Up Movement: Grammy Stars Wear White Roses for Equality
    Times_up_movement-_grammy_stars_wear_white_roses_for_equality 2018-01-29 03:08:40 UTC
    (Reuters) - Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers, sequins or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show’s red carpet on Sunday as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women’s equality and freedom from sexua...
  • Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
    Cape_town%e2%80%99s_critical_water_shortages_disaster_plan_%e2%80%9cday_zero%e2%80%9d 2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half ...
  • California will catch up globally on electric vehicle sales
    California_will_catch_up_globally_on_electric_vehicle_sales 2018-01-27 08:07:24 UTC
    (Reuters) - California said on Friday it would ramp up efforts to boost electric vehicles even as it holds talks with the Trump administration over the fate of fuel efficiency standards through 2025. California Governor Jerry Brown signed an ex...
  • Homo sapiens trekked out of Africa far earlier than previously known
    Homo_sapiens_trekked_out_of_africa_far_earlier_than_previously_known 2018-01-25 21:32:55 UTC
    Homo sapiens were wandering out of Africa at least 177,000 years ago — some 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. The new migration date comes after ancient stone tools and part of a fossilised Homo sapiens jaw bone with teeth were disc...
  • Davos: Merkel says right-wing populism is a 'poison'
    Davos-_merkel_says_right-wing_populism_is_a_'poison' 2018-01-24 21:04:11 UTC
    DAVOS, Switzerland — German Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked the two world wars and questioned whether the West had learned the lessons from those conflicts. Merkel has told WEF delegates that "the right-wing populism is a poison." “We are ...
  • Dollar Slides to 3-year Low as Euro Gains
    Solid_european_economic_outlook_kept_euro_strong_against_dollar 2018-01-24 07:28:05 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar slid to three-year lows against a basket of major peers on Wednesday. The euro climbed to as high as $1.2335 EUR=, its strongest level since December 2014, and was last up 0.2 percent at $1.2318. Euro zone co...
  • Trumpian Era Brings Unprecedented Trust Crisis in U.S.
    Trumpian_era_brings_unprecedented_trust_crisis_in_us 2018-01-22 07:34:32 UTC
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The an...
  • Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
    To_detect_deadliest_cancers_just_by_blood_test 2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
    The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds? <blockquote>Cancer of the ovarie...
  • A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
    A_year_of_trump-_hate_binds_and_blinds_u.s. 2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
    The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl. Figures ...
  • Far-Right Leader Farage 'Handed Data to Assange' to Favor Trump
    Far-right_leader_farage_'handed_data_to_assange'_to_favor_trump 2018-01-19 20:44:53 UTC
    Nigel Farage ‘handed data to Julian Assange during a secret meeting at the embassy where WikiLeaks boss is hiding.’ Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian gover...
  • US cuts aid to Palestinians, asking others to provide more funds
    Us_cuts_off_aid_to_palestinians__asking_others_to_provide_more_funds 2018-01-16 22:00:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two wee...
  • Chuck Hagel: Trump is “doing great damage to US"
    Former_secretary_of_defense-_trump_is_%e2%80%9cdoing_great_damage_to_us%22 2018-01-16 05:18:42 UTC
    Former U.S. secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, said the U.S. president Donald Trump is an embarrassment,” and “doing great damage to our country internationally." Hagel believes we have entered "a defining year, a year of volatility and uncerta...
  • Trade surplus in EU expanded to its highest point in 2017
    Trade_surplus_in_eu_expanded_to_its_highest_point_in_2017 2018-01-15 10:42:15 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The trade surplus in the 19 countries sharing the euro expanded in November to its highest point in eight months, as a rise in exports of goods outpaced increasing imports, despite a stronger euro, official estimates released ...
  • Merkel Returns to the World Stage for An Epic Clash with Trump
    Merkel%e2%80%99s_return_to_the_world_stage_for_epic_clash_with_trump 2018-01-15 11:09:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Tru...
  • Scotland Sees 'Golden' Chance to Stay in European Single Market
    Scotland_sees_'golden'_chance_to_stay_in_the_european_single_market 2018-01-14 08:31:04 UTC
    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday there was a “golden opportunity” to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties wit...
  • Norwegians decline Trump's offer to move to US
    Norwegians_decline_trump's_offer_to_move_to_us 2018-01-13 08:35:25 UTC
    Norwegians have been quick to decline the offer from Donald Trump to move to the US. The president had said in less than polite terms that they would be more welcome than migrants from other American or African states. Norwegians were firm but ...
  • All African countries decry Trump's insult as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic"
    All_african_countries_decry_trump's_remarks_as_%22outrageous__racist__and_xenophobic%22 2018-01-13 08:01:19 UTC
    All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after US media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hol...