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Dutch court: Populist lawmaker Wilders guilty of hate speech

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, speaking after the verdict, underscored that he and his Liberal Party would not consider forming a coalition with the Party for Freedom unless Wilders retracts the comments. Wilders, who is leading in some polls before nati...

Dutch detain man with rifle, ammo, image of IS flag at home

According to the local Limburger media outlet, police initially received a tip off from Holland's Algemene Inlichtingen-en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD) intelligence agency. He was brought before a magistrate in Rotterdam today and is being held in custod...

My speech on demonetisation will cause an natural disaster, says Rahul

Regarding the everyday ruckus in parliament, leading to an adjournment of both houses, Naidu said, "If you really want to expose the government, then expose it by having a debate in parliament". Nineteen sittings are over. We have the logic and reaso...

Michelle Obama on election night

In an interview with People Magazine, Michelle Obama revealed what she did on election night when Donald Trump was elected. The 52-year-old Chicago-born lawyer was especially vocal about her support for the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

US VP Biden visits Ottawa under a shroud and secrecy and speculation

The premiers are unanimously opposed to a federal plan to halve the rate of annual health transfer increases to three per cent next April. Dion told The Canadian Press that goal won't be undermined by hosting Biden. "If in fact we come to some agre...

Don't drag army into petty politics, says Sachin Pilot

The army had started sending out letters to various authorities including the police and district magistrates on 23 November. "It was later changed December 1 and 2, as we were informed that there was a bandh on the proposed days", Parrikar said.

Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Tuesday a statewide ballot recount would likely cost MI counties far more to pay for, telling Paul W. Smith of the WJR radio station that it could cost up to $2 million. Brinckerhoff also said that nobody shou...

Report says Dole facilitated Trump call with Taiwan's leader

Documents show the Taiwanese government paid law firm Alston & Bird LLP - of which Dole is listed as special counsel on their website - "tens of thousands of dollars to lobby on behalf of Taiwan's interests over the past few years", according to...

Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump

They also commended the private and the public sectors of the nation to join forces into improving the matter. The Commission includes leaders from industry and academia. Still, the Trump administration is being advised to create a "national cybersec...

Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut

Will Russia deliver on its 300,000 barrel a day cut, half of the total non-OPEC supply cut? Taking away 1.2 million bpd results in output of around 32.6 million bpd, which is exactly the amount the group produced in January this year. Those supply ...

Condolences pour in from countries over Jayalalithaas demise

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: "Popular, strong, bold, efficient, people- friendly, charismatic leader, Amma". The death has left a huge vacuum in Tamil Nadu politics. Members in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha observed a m...

Trump clear on China's stance on call with Taiwan's Tsai: ministry

On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China would have "no comment on what motivated the Trump team" to make the tweets , but said he believed both sides would continue to support a "sound and a stable bilateral relationship"....

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban while serving in Afghanistan, is accused of endangering comrades by abandoning his post. It requested a pre-emptive pardon that would avert Bergdahl's court-martial trial on charges of desertion and misbehavi...

Sarah Palin blasts Donald Trump's deal with Carrier as 'crony capitalism'

We need Reaganites in the new Administration. Palin wrote that the " illogical precedent " leads to special interests manipulating markets. "Picking and choosing recipients of corporate welfare " is a hallmark of corruption, she added.

Moderate Earthquake Strikes Near Mount Everest in Nepal

The epicenter of the quake was on the border of Ramechhap and Solukhumbu districks, just over 82 miles from Kathmandu . Nepal was hit by an quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale on Monday, forcing people to come out on roads in panic.

No talks with Sartaj during his visit: Indian spokesman

Organisers of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, founded in Istanbul in November 2011, said the aim was to strengthen confidence-building measures and initiate steps to counter narcotics and terrorism and to expand trade, commerce and investment opp...

Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

Some 1,400 members of Fatah gathered in Ramallah for the five-day conference, where delegates are to hold elections for the party's two main decision-making bodies. Abbas and Mashal recently met in Qatar for the first time in two years. At one poi...

Zimbabwe issues its own currency called bond notes

The introduction of US$2 (RM8.90) and US$5 (RM22.25) bond notes into circulation follows the issuing of bond coins over a year ago to ease shortages of change in smaller denominations. The sub-Saharan state switched to the greenback after the Reserve...

Nigeria's Super Falcons battle South Africa's Banyana Banyana

The Lionesses of Cameroon finished top of Group A after winning all three group games, while South Africa were runners up after a 5-0 spanking of Egypt in their final group match. "Once again we didn't convert our chances and that is the name of th...

Dolly Parton's 1 Piece of Advice for Kid Actors

Parton is hoping that her forays into her childhood memories will result in a series devoted to family and faith-based programming-"kind of like Little House on the Prairie "-a market she feels is underserved". In addition to being the inspiration,...

Ford to test self-driving cars in Europe in 2017

Ford will now turn its attention to testing its self-driving systems on European roads, beginning in 2017. Like many other big brands, Ford is also working on the autonomous auto technology these days. The Ford cars will be used in urban areas only...

U.S. says blunders led to botched September strike in Syria

The targets struck included "defensive fighting positions" - vehicles, tents, tunnels and people - all of which were thought to be legitimate ISIS targets. But after officials viewed the vehicle interacting with several other groups believed to be ...

Russia's Lavrov says no breakthrough reached at Minsk talks on Ukraine

However, he said that the meeting was "already positive that the agreements reached by our leaders on October 19th are not being questioned". The ministers' talks follow last month's meeting of the four nations' leaders, who agreed to work out a "r...

Illinois House committee OKs revised Exelon legislation

Proposed changes in the legislation include ensuring the Zero Emissions Standards proposal will preserve Exelon's IL nuclear plants for at least 10 more years while providing greater protections to consumers. BEST director Dave Lundy says IL plants...

New Zealand lead Pakistan after rainy third day in Hamilton

He went on Saturday to his second half century in as many Tests, matching his achievement of his debut Test in Christchurch last week which New Zealand won by seven wickets. Watch day four of the second Test between New Zealand and Pakistan i...

Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

The push into the only major urban centre still in rebel hands came as the United Nations envoy to Syria warned that the government now appeared highly confident of a quick military victory in the five-year-old conflict. Despite searing worldwide cri...

Conte salutes Moses' brilliance against Spurs

They know that in some games it is normal that you can't dominate all the time". But Spurs are really clicking and in the 11th minute, Eriksen lashes a brilliant shot into the top corner for the first league goal scored on Chelsea in about 600 ...

Manila police detonate improvised bomb near US Embassy

A taxi driver was seen by vendors to have unloaded the package, later found by the street cleaner, on one of Manila's busiest thoroughfares, used by truckers coming to and from the ports of Manila. Manila police detonated an improvised bomb found Mon...

Match Reports, 1 hour ago Taylor century gives Pakistan 369-run target

The favourable forecast can allow time for a result still, but the Black Caps need a strong foundation in their second innings. New Zealand scored 271 in the first innings and now lead the tourists by 55 runs. Taylor's 16th Test ton belied problems...

South Korea President Park Geun-hye retains lawyer before questioning by prosecutors

In South Korea , the president has immunity from criminal prosecution except for limited cases such as treason. Saturday's protest was also significantly swollen by a large contingent of trade unionists, who are angry about government plans to loo...

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies: President

Educated in private Jesuit schools, Castro went on to earn a law degree from the University of Havana in 1950 and became a practicing attorney, offering free legal services to the poor. Castro's brother, current Cuban president Raul Castro , announc...

Cement factory CEO from Mexico wants to sponsor Donald Trump's WALL project

He said: "We're an important producer in that area and we have to respect our clients on both sides of the border". Though based in the border state of Chihuahua, the firm does some 70% of its business in the U.S. However, the Mexican cement firm d...

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Punjab

I have to stop exploitation of poor and middle class as they suffer due to blackmoney and corruption, says PM on demonetisation. "I fall short of words in conveying my thanks to the people as they stood with me even when they had to face hardships"...

Modi govt dares Rahul Gandhi to speak on 'demonetisation' in Parliament

The rating agency said beyond the immediate policy issues of managing the cash crunch as best as possible and trying to mitigate the worst side-effects, it would be interesting to see what further steps the government will take to formalize the econo...

Italy drop 3 to 16th in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Brazil have leapfrogged World Cup holders Germany into second place in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, narrowing the gap on their traditional rivals Argentina, who are still the world's top-ranked team.

Teens Can't Tell Real News From Fake, Study Says

The findings would be startling if they weren't true, as it was reported fake news on Facebook actually outperformed real news outlets during the election. A new generation is coming of age - one that has been raised on social media and the unfiltere...

Check out: Priyanka Chopra sizzles in The Hollywood Reporter's annual beauty issue

Punjabi singer and actor Amrinder Gill is playing the lead role. The film narrates the heart-warming journey of a young NRI returning to India to find his root and discovers his identity. Chopra had launched her production banner with the intent to p...

Slovak PM Robert Fico: Brexit will be painful for Britain

Darroch did not reply to requests for comment. "These four freedoms are key, they are a basic element of the European Union - the freedom of movement of goods, of services, of capital and of people". " Brexit means Brexit so we're going to have ...

Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood

If they are not able to defeat the militants alone, other groups will join in, said Attabi, who leads a battalion of the Badr Organisation - the most powerful force in the Hashid Shaabi. A month ago, a USA air strike destroyed the No. 2 bridge in t...

Chance of Dem challenge to Pelosi grows

Before Ryan made his campaign official Thursday afternoon, Pelosi repeated an assertion she made earlier in the week that two-thirds of House Democrats support her for re-election. "I know how to do it", she said. A chorus of Democrats has voiced d...

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Vermont to join US Climate Alliance

Republicans are largely optimistic about the economic benefits of leaving the climate agreement, with more than three-quarters saying Trump's decision will help the economy and 73 ...

Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The news came the same week as Trump friend Chris Ruddy floated the possibility that Trump would fire Mueller, who was appointed to head up the investigation after Trump fired...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15th

The different forms of abuse include psychological, financial, neglect , physical or sexual abuse . This intimate story reveals a hidden crisis harming older Americans in every c...

Will more USA troops make Afghanistan secure?

The Pentagon is reportedly considering deploying an extra 3,000 to 5,000 troops - some of whom would come from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - in Afghanistan to hel...

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

Blood flowed off the bus and onto the pavement. 31 other prisoners were on board the bus and they all stayed behind until officers arrived on scene. "Very frustrating", said Sill. ...

Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

Trump commented that one reaps what it sows. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, and Iranian social media were flooded with expressions of grief and worry, ...

PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

All members described India's accession to SCO as historic and said it would strengthen security and promote regional cooperation among member countries. The two Chinese nationals ...

Sessions testifies he was never briefed on Russian interference in election

In his testimony last week, Comey said he and Trump had a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office on February 14 about the investigation into the former national security adviser,...

U.S. to host PM Modi later this month: State Department

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their first meeting would set forth a vision to expand the US-India ties in an ambitious manner and discuss ways t...

Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Ron Wyden of OR , also a member of the intelligence panel, sent a letter to panel Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Warner asking for the hearing to be open. Spending t...

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Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom election. ...

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier on Friday, urging Gulf unity, but also making clear that Qatar must improve its behavior, a senior administration o...

NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

Asked about the ongoing peace talks with Ulfa's pro-talk faction, Rijiju said that these were moving in right direction and have reached nearly their final stage. In 2016, the NSC...

Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President

The questions from the Senate intelligence committee, at a hearing on surveillance law, were in response to news media reports that both Coats and Rogers had been asked by T...

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

Haley's comments come as reporters have been trying to get administration officials to answer a seemingly simple question: does Trump believe in man-made climate change? In "...