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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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House Intel committee postpones Michael Cohen's testimony

Schiff indicated that the panel had uncovered evidence of such vulnerabilities while under Republican leadership but neglected to pursue it. Michael Conaway of Texas and Chris Stew...

Trump, North Korea's Kim to Meet in Vietnam Feb. 27-28

In the State of the Union address before the US Congress on the same day, President Trump had said he would meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27...

US Senate rejects Donald Trump’s rushed withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

McConnell's amendment seem to mark a day of taking aim at Trump's more controversial foreign policy positions. "We will be looking at a national emergency because I don't think...

US Democratic governor under fire for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam has told a source he now believes it is not him in a racist yearbook photo and, despite mounting pressure to resign, that he will not do so, according a top Virg...

U.S. suspends Cold War-era nuclear treaty with Russia

Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, is expected to announce today that the US will pull out of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikh...

Christie: Booker Could be Problem for Trump in 2020

Kamala Harris , spiritual author Marianne Williamson, and businessman Andrew Yang. But Mr Booker will face tough competition in the party's primary, with a number of hotly-tipp...

Huawei's CFO Meng requests change in sureties for bail conditions

The charges against Meng , filed in federal court in NY , allege that between 2007 and 2017 she, Huawei and the subsidiaries sought to mask their business with Iran in viol...

Chris Christie's Advice to Trump on Mueller: Stay Quiet

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's " The Late Show " that he would be a better president than Donald Trump . "It's one of the mos...

Weather Forecaster Warns Of "Snow Bomb" Hitting UK This Week

Three to five centimeters of snow is predicted, with up to 10 cm in a few places . Lines of showers run in from the west during Tuesday bringing wintry showers and a cold front en...

Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’

If confirmed by the Senate , Barr would oversee Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign conspired with Russian Federation . William Barr , Trump's ...

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Stone Cold Theory: Pence and Trump Will Both Be Charged

Stone Cold Theory: Pence and Trump Will Both Be Charged

He added that he would define the level of cooperation with Mueller's investigation after his lawyers "discuss something". On Sunday, Stone said he was "mindful" of Mueller's "ab...

Before inauguration, Trump contacted Russia, Wikileaks at least 100 times

Before inauguration, Trump contacted Russia, Wikileaks at least 100 times

This aggressive response to being arrested was foreshadowed when Stone spoke to reporters outside a courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Friday and said that he had been "falsely a...

Wind chill advisory for Richland County on Friday morning

Wind chill advisory for Richland County on Friday morning

A strong clipper system will sweep across the country ushering in the bitterly cold air and life-threatening wind chills. With wind chill warnings come a higher potential for fro...

Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge

Nigeria opposition party pauses election campaign over suspension of judge

The President suspended Onnoghen on Friday and appointed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed to take his position, although in acting capacity. Buhari said he was acting in accordance w...

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

Mr Ertel was Seminole County supervisor of elections for 14 years, winning four elections to the role. He also worked as a public information officer for both the Seminole Coun...