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  • #TrumpShutdown — U.S. Government Shuts Down After Senate Vote Fails
    _trumpshutdown_%e2%80%94_u.s._government_shuts_down_after_senate_vote_fails 2018-01-20 08:57:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security. The shutdown...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
    Immigrants_from_africa_boast_higher_education_levels_than_overall_u.s._population 2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
    NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from rough...
  • James Franco’s Times talk canceled after misconduct claims
    James_franco%e2%80%99s_n.y._times_talk_canceled_after_misconduct_claims 2018-01-10 06:48:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct. The TimesTalk event scheduled for Wednesday was intended to feature “The Disaster Artist” dire...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Caribbean Islands/ Honduras, tsunami warning for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
    Earthquake_of_magnitude_7.6_struck_caribbean_islands__honduras__tsunami_warning_for_virgin_islands_and_puerto_rico 2018-01-10 04:13:26 UTC
    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capi...
  • Feinstein releases transcript of firm's testimony on Trump's ties to Russia
    Feinstein_releases_transcript_of_firm's_testimony_on_trump's_ties_to_russia 2018-01-09 20:47:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that during the 2016 presidential election campaign researched Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and produced a dossier that has...
  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    Golden_globes_winners_2018-__the_complete_list_ 2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months. He lobbed hard-hitting joke...
  • Michael Wolff: My book likely is to bring an end to Trump’s presidency
    Michael_wolff-_my_book_likely_is_to_bring_an_end_to_trump%e2%80%99s_presidency 2018-01-06 09:17:42 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion...
  • Iran’s Khamenei Blames “Enemies of Iran” for Meddling
    Why_is_trump_wrong_and_what_is_really_happening_in_iran_ 2018-01-02 19:29:02 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Breaking his silence over nationwide protests that included calls for his ouster, Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the demonstrations on “enemies of Iran,” saying they were meddling in its internal affairs. The remark...
  • America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
    America's_mental_health_crisis_goes_deeper_than_imagined 2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
    The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...
  • Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
    Who_is_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_general_constantino_chiwenga_ 2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll. On De...
  • Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
    Erdogan_praises_europe_for_its_anti_trump_stance_on_jerusalem 2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem. He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped t...
  • UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
    Unicef-_2017_was_one_of_the_worst_years_for_children_caught_in_conflicts 2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
    Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden re...
  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    Maria_magdalene_dietrich_would_have_been_116_on_wednesday 2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. Durin...
  • Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Pope_francis_calls_for_two-state_solution_to_end_the_israeli-palestinian_conflict 2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jeru...
  • Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
    Trump_judicial_nominee_pulls_out_after_flopping_in_hearing 2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal ques...
  • Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
    Trump's_new_national_security_strategy-_%22we_will_stand_up_for_ourselves%22 2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First." Trump said the US is...
  • Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
    Sebastian_pinera_wins_chile's_presidential_runoff_election 2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
    SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat. Conservative billion...
  • Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
    Emails-_mueller_obtains_extensive_information_from_inside_trump_inner_circle 2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports. The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition...
  • Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
    Here's_a_look_at_the_final_republican_tax_bill 2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
    Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week. President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the ...
  • UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
  • Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
    Germany_vows_to_back_an_open_and_free_internet_despite_end_of_net_neutrality_in_us 2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
    Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday i...
  • U.S. President Trump: “I'm the only one that matters”
    U.s._president_trump-_%e2%80%9ci'm_the_only_one_that_matters%e2%80%9d 2017-12-15 19:51:53 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump is doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in the United States, apparently ignorant of the fact that three out of four Japa...