• Stormy Daniels deflects questioning over alleged affair with Donald Trump
Stormy Daniels deflects questioning over alleged affair with Donald Trump

Tuesday's interview , which followed President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, comes weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer shortly before the 2016 election to hide a 2006 sexual encounter between her and the former real estate magnate.

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  • Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes
Kremlin 'very glad' at lifting of ban on 28 Russian athletes

Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics , which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program. The IOC warned that "this may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping", saying it was considering an appeal to th...

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  • Turkey's General Staff: Nearly 900 terrorists killed in Operation Olive Branch
Turkey's General Staff: Nearly 900 terrorists killed in Operation Olive Branch

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the plane was downed on Saturday afternoon near the rebel-held town of Sarqeb, which Syrian troops have been trying to take under the cover of Russian airstrikes. The statement said that since the beginning of the operation 13 Turkish soldiers had been martyred and 57 wounded. Turkey laun...

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  • Russian pilot 'killed in fighting' after plane downed in Syria
Russian pilot 'killed in fighting' after plane downed in Syria

The pilot ejected but was killed by militants on the ground. Russia's defence ministry also said the aircraft was downed by a portable surface-to-air missile. Syrian soldiers and Iranian-backed militiamen were now around 12 kilometres from Saraqeb, advancing towards the Damascus-Aleppo highway under cover of heavy Russian air strikes, two opposit...

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  • Donald Trump to get tough with Russian Federation over nuclear weapons
Donald Trump to get tough with Russian Federation over nuclear weapons

The Washington Post reported that the administration's new strategy did reverse key elements of Obama's nuclear approach by calling for "the introduction of two new types of weapons, effectively ending Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the us arsenal and minimize the role of nuclear weapons in defense planning".

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  • Polish Lawmakers Approve Controversial Holocaust Bill Despite International Criticism
Polish Lawmakers Approve Controversial Holocaust Bill Despite International Criticism

An exchange of both anti-Jewish and anti-Poland comments flooded the media space both in Poland and Israel after Polish Senate approved so-called Holocaust bill on Tuesday. In addition, the document envisages punishment for denial of the "Volyn massacre" and the use of the expression " Polish death camps " in relation to the camps that were l...

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  • China, Russia assuming
China, Russia assuming "alarming" roles in LA: Tillerson

Tensions between Washington and Caracas have soared in recent months amid efforts by Maduro to consolidate power. "Having said that, it's a really complicated agreement, and we believe in taking the time it takes to get it right". Separately, the US Treasury's top economic diplomat, David Malpass, on Friday accused China of enabling poor governan...

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  • Justin Timberlake's son will 'never' play football, and he's not alone
Justin Timberlake's son will 'never' play football, and he's not alone

Beyonce did it a few years ago, bringing out the other two members of Destiny's Child before dumping them off like yesterday's news. Timberlake responded: "Uh, he will never play football". We've got high hopes given that Timberlake continues a run of more modern Super Bowl performers such as Gaga, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars ,...

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  • Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown
Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown

Activists protested the arrest of controversial opposition figure Miguna Miguna, who had declared himself the "general" of the NRM and called for the public burning of portraits of Kenyatta. In a statement late Thursday on both the "inauguration" and the media shutdown. The European Union also urged respect for President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-elect...

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  • Mattis says has no evidence of sarin gas used in Syria
Mattis says has no evidence of sarin gas used in Syria

Raising the alarm about the continued threat, USA officials said it was "highly likely" that Assad kept a hidden stockpile of chemical weapons after 2013 that he failed to properly disclose. Mattis said that Turkey has "legitimate security interests" in fighting the Kurdish PKK terrorist group before praising the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic...

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  • 950 miners TRAPPED underground - power cut leaves gold miners STRANDED
950 miners TRAPPED underground - power cut leaves gold miners STRANDED

Wellsted said that engineers were struggling to get emergency generators to operate and re-start the lifts following the storm. "It damaged two Eskom power lines which supply us with power so the night shift [workers] could not be brought back up in the morning‚" said Wellstead.

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  • Trump Plans Massive Budget Cut For Clean Energy
Trump Plans Massive Budget Cut For Clean Energy

According to a document obtained by the Post , the Trump 2019 budget proposal, due out this month, would cut EERE funding by almost three-fourths and reduce the office's staff to about 450 from 680 today. The Trump administration made an unsuccessful attempt to reduce this to $636.1 million, and is now proposing an even smaller budget of $575.5 m...

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  • Lifetime Bans For Doping Lifted For 28 Russian Athletes
Lifetime Bans For Doping Lifted For 28 Russian Athletes

After the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Thursday to overturn the Olympic bans of 28 Russian athletes who were accused of doping at the Sochi Games four years ago, Uhlaender - a veteran US women's skeleton racer who was in line to be awarded a medal as a result of those bans - reiterated her plea that clean athletes must be protected.

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  • San Francisco wiping thousands of pot convictions off the record after legalization
San Francisco wiping thousands of pot convictions off the record after legalization

The city of San Francisco is taking a major step in rectifying the failed "war on drugs" that has disproportionately targeted black people. "We're hoping what we are doing here will not only benefit San Francisco ", said the district attorney.

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  • Trump's CDC head owned and traded tobacco stock
Trump's CDC head owned and traded tobacco stock

Fitzgerald's decision came the day after Politico reported she bought shares in a tobacco company just one month after taking over as director. In December, Murray, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which oversees the CDC, sent Fitzgerald a letter urging her to resolve ongoing conflicts of int...

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  • Spanish police find stolen oranges in fruitful traffic stop
Spanish police find stolen oranges in fruitful traffic stop

Police told Europa Press that three vehicles were driving suspiciously close together in Seville before being pulled over and found not to have the proper permits for transporting such mass quantities of fruit. The suspects claimed they were "coming from very far away and been stopping and collecting oranges along the way". Officers initiated ...

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  • If the Broncos have to trade for Kirk Cousins, just forget it
If the Broncos have to trade for Kirk Cousins, just forget it

To look at this from a fantasy angle, we must break it down into a few parts. Sources tell The Star that the Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade Alex Smith to Washington . The Arizona Cardinals are expected to target a quarterback this offseason. After that, he played the role of top reserve, but didn't get many practice snaps ...

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  • Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open
Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open

In his first State of the Union address to Congress, Trump made clear he was fulfilling a campaign promise to keep operating the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the US military base at Guantanamo, Cuba. While President Barack Obama repeatedly vowed to close the prison - which primarily detains high profile Islamic terror suspects - Trump...

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  • EPA Chief Frightened Trump Would Be 'Abusive To The Structure'
EPA Chief Frightened Trump Would Be 'Abusive To The Structure'

At one point, Pruitt prophesied that Trump "would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama". "No one has done more to advance to rule of law than President Trump". In his six-point critique on Facebook in March 2016, Wheeler laid out a skepticism of Trump's character, business acumen and viability as a candidate that many elect...

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  • Three dead after helicopter crashes into California home
Three dead after helicopter crashes into California home

Officials said the incident occurred in the area of Bristol Street and Bayview Place. A nearby resident told the local ABC7 news channel it "sounded like a train coming through ". It was unclear if all three people who died were aboard the helicopter. A helicopter crashed Tuesday afternoon in a residential neighborhood about a mile southeast ...

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  • South Korea says will begin joint training at North Korean ski resort
South Korea says will begin joint training at North Korean ski resort

In an interview with the BBC on Monday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that his agency was concerned that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may be mere months away from having full nuclear capabilities, able to launch a missile at any target in the USA in the very near future.

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  • Worker who sent false missile alarm thought there was a real threat
Worker who sent false missile alarm thought there was a real threat

Day shift employees arrive. As a result, the day shift supervisor "was not in the proper location to supervise the day shift warning officers when the ballistic missile defense drill was initiated" - which is probably code for he was sat on the toilet.

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  • Kremlin unfazed by Syrian opposition boycott of peace conference
Kremlin unfazed by Syrian opposition boycott of peace conference

Following technical talks on January 29, the congress aims to bring Syria closer to creating a post-war constitution, after two days of separate talks backed by the United Nations in Vienna last week closed without any sign the warring sides had met face-to-face to discuss the groundwork for the document.

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  • India's economic growth could hit a four-year-low this year
India's economic growth could hit a four-year-low this year

Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu account for around 70 per cent of the total exports. The forecast, that comes within an environment of slow and jobless growth, says the economy will grow on the back of major reforms which would be strengthened further in the next financial year.

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  • Apple halves production target for iPhone X after slow sales
Apple halves production target for iPhone X after slow sales

What is perhaps the most exciting for a number of people is that the phones are predicted to have a lower starting price between $700 and $800, for the US market at least. All of that with a $1000 price tag seems to be proving tough to sell. Typically, Q4 is a very good quarter for iPhone sales. The iPhone SE still fills an interesting place i...

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  • Saudi corruption purge winds down but scars will linger
Saudi corruption purge winds down but scars will linger

He was the most prominent person among those arrested when several of the country's most powerful princes, businessmen and government officials, among others, were swept up in an anti-corruption raid in early November and placed under house arrest at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton.

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  • Hillary Clinton reads 'Fire and Fury' at Grammys, internet awaits Trump's reply
Hillary Clinton reads 'Fire and Fury' at Grammys, internet awaits Trump's reply

As violins played, Snoop Dogg recited, "Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration, he started to get angry and hurt that stars were there to hurt him and embarrass him". " Hillary Clinton , Jimmy Carter and Al Gore all have Grammys ", Corden said. "That's it, we've got it". Host James Corden introduced the bit, which looked ahead to ...

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  • 12 killed, 132 wounded in Aden clashes
12 killed, 132 wounded in Aden clashes

Aden security sources said at least six people, including four from pro-Hadi forces, were killed and dozens injured in the skirmishes. By early evening, separatists took control of two roads leading to the presidential palace where several members of the government were staying, security sources said, adding that fighting had receded.

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  • Multiples soldiers dead in militant attack near Kabul military academy
Multiples soldiers dead in militant attack near Kabul military academy

Officials said the men, armed with a rocket, two Kalashnikovs and at least one suicide vest, had attempted to breach an army battalion near the Marshal Fahim military academy, where high-ranking officers are trained. On Jan 20, Taleban fighters stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental hotel and killed at least 25 people, the majority foreigners,...

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