• Trump flip-flops, agrees to honour 'one China' policy
Trump flip-flops, agrees to honour 'one China' policy

A White House statement said Mr Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a lengthy phone conversation on Thursday night Washington time . Trump and Xi look forward to additional talks with "very successful outcomes" following the "extremely cordial" call , the White House said.

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  • Seven killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia
Seven killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

The landslide flattened homes in Bali . National Disaster Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho warned of more heavy rains in Bali as well as landslides and floods in a statement (in Indonesian), after more than 145mm fell on Thursday.

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  • Florin Iordache resigns as Minister of Justice
Florin Iordache resigns as Minister of Justice

Protesters said that the measure would dilute the anti-corruption fight. "I have made a decision to offer my resignation", Iordache told reporters on Thursday, adding that all of his initiatives were "legal and constitutional". Romania has seen the biggest protests since the fall of communism in 1989, with up to half a million people joining some...

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  • Portland so far dodges snow storm, but rain could still turn
Portland so far dodges snow storm, but rain could still turn

A change to sleet, freezing rain and rain will occur Tuesday evening and overnight into early Wednesday . Visibility could be poor at times and travel, risky due to heavy snow, the advisory reads: "Significant impacts to the Thursday morning rush are likely".

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  • No PM dreams, says Akhilesh Yadav; to stay put in UP
No PM dreams, says Akhilesh Yadav; to stay put in UP

Even as Gandhi and Yadav have rolled out a joint campaign, trouble over seat-sharing had emerged earlier also when the Samajwadi Party had fielded candidates for five of the 10 constituencies of Congress bastion Rae Bareli and Amethi. They are annoyed that local leaders of both Congress and Samajwadi Party have filed their nomination papers while t...

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  • Avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan leave more than 100 people dead
Avalanches in Afghanistan and Pakistan leave more than 100 people dead

According to Mohammad Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), "50 bodies" have so far been recovered. Updating earlier figures, Mohammadi went on to say that heavy snowfalls and avalanches had claimed the lives of at least 54 people and wounded over 50 others across the country during the past ...

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  • Trump Administration Tells Israel to Limit Settlements in Disputed Territory
Trump Administration Tells Israel to Limit Settlements in Disputed Territory

Israeli officials saw the Trump statement as softer in tone than Obama's calls for Israel to stop building settlements, and are therefore presenting it as a net win. The Trump administration said on Thursday that Israel's building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful in achieving peace with Pal...

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  • Oil down on Wednesday as supplies remain plentiful amid OPEC-led cuts
Oil down on Wednesday as supplies remain plentiful amid OPEC-led cuts

President Donald Trump said "nothing is off the table" in dealing with the country after its test launch of a missile. Reuters is quoted as saying Brent crude futures rose to $56.84 a barrel from $56.56 previously. Oil dipped on Wednesday, weighed down by ongoing high supplies despite an OPEC-led production cut, but prices remained within a n...

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  • National Wear Red Day recognizes women's heart disease
National Wear Red Day recognizes women's heart disease

People are encouraged to " Go Red for Women " on February 3 by wearing red to promote awareness of the leading cause of death among women, which is heart disease. Seek medical attention for any signs of heart disease. Heart Disease is the topic today in Neighborhood Health Watch. Through Go Red efforts about 293 fewer women in the USA die from ...

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  • Steve Bannon: the de facto president?
Steve Bannon: the de facto president?

A comparison of Trump's order with documents from the Bush and Obama administrations, however, shows that is not entirely accurate. Further efforts by President Donald Trump to reorganize the National Security Council continues to generate criticism after Trump removed the country's most senior intelligence and military officials as regular membe...

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  • Korea-US call affirms Thaad
Korea-US call affirms Thaad

During his presidential campaign, Trump demanded South Korea and Japan should pay a greater share of the costs associated with stationing US forces in their countries. During a 30-minute phone call, Defense Minister Han Min-koo and his USA counterpart James Mattis also pledged an "overwhelming response" should North Korea commit a long-range missil...

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  • Collins says education secretary nominee may not have her vote
Collins says education secretary nominee may not have her vote

I'm an unapologetic supporter of school choice, especially for poor parents, who for generations have been forced to send their children to underperforming schools. "This lack of experience makes her uniquely unfamiliar with the challenges and opportunities facing the nation's students, families, educators, and schools".

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  • GM cuts 600 jobs
GM cuts 600 jobs

The average Canadian auto worker makes $35 an hour, the same worker in Mexico would earn $8- $10 an hour. GM Canada says it gave Unifor advance notification of how product changeovers would affect workers at three Ontario plants. He met with the chief executives of the Big Three U.S. automakers earlier this week, urging them to build more U.S. pl...

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  • You Can't Make this Stuff Up : Donald Trump's First Interview on ABC
You Can't Make this Stuff Up : Donald Trump's First Interview on ABC

President, was when you said, "Maybe we'll have another chance". However, these are all statements he's made before. During the campaign, Trump and his aides said a Pew Center report offered clear evidence of systemic fraud . The President responds, "As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it. We're". "I don't want people to chop of...

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  • Trump Talks to Putin for 1st Time as President
Trump Talks to Putin for 1st Time as President

US President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Russia, Germany and France on Saturday, the White House announced, covering major leaders of Europe. "And nobody knows where they come from". On Tuesday, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said world powers should keep sanctions on Russian Federation, and rejected Trump's proposal to consider r...

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  • Dade Is the First Sanctuary Domino to Fall
Dade Is the First Sanctuary Domino to Fall

Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE - not based on principle, but because the federal government doesn't fully reimburse the county for the expense. Gimenez said in an interview with the Miami Herald that his decision was financial. The DoJ never acted on that reques...

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  • Rights group slams United Kingdom court ruling on Nigeria oil spill
Rights group slams United Kingdom court ruling on Nigeria oil spill

Daniel Leader, a partner at British law firm Leigh Day , which represents the two communities, said: "It is our view that the judgement failed to consider critical evidence which shows the decisive direction and control Royal Dutch Shell exercises over its Nigerian subsidiary".

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  • Oprah Breaks Down Over Mary Tyler Moore's Passing: 'She Paved the Way'
Oprah Breaks Down Over Mary Tyler Moore's Passing: 'She Paved the Way'

I thought, 'Aha, beauty and yet she's probably got two bowie knives tucked in the back of her belt.' So, I waited for the knockout punches. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Van Dyke described the moment, saying: "Outside of her family, I don't think there was anyone more proud of her than I was".

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  • Canada's Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans for NAFTA
Canada's Trudeau, Ministers to Discuss Trump Plans for NAFTA

In an interview on BNN Tuesday morning, Charest said progress on a file that dominated former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's global agenda would help assuage foreign fears Canada could not get its infrastructure house in order. Shortly after, in Calgary , MacNaughton said his focus is on avoiding Canada being "collateral damage" in trade actions ...

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  • Nikki Haley wins Senate confirmation as United Nations ambassador
Nikki Haley wins Senate confirmation as United Nations ambassador

Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster - who was the first statewide officeholder in the country to support Trump - will become governor. Hayley herself stated that she thinks the U.N.is biased against Israel . It is necessary to stand up to Moscow because of its actions in the ongoing Syrian civil war, she said, according to Reuters . Haley won...

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  • Where's Sunny? Red panda vanishes at Virginia Zoo
Where's Sunny? Red panda vanishes at Virginia Zoo

Staff are actively searching zoo grounds. A similar incident happened at the Memphis Zoo back in July when Zimm the monkey escaped his enclosure. "Zoo staff are hopeful Sunny is still on zoo grounds". Staff started by searching the zoo, even recruiting police to use a geothermal camera to scan for the animal, but Sunny may have made it into the...

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  • Alameda County unemployment rate now at 3.8%
Alameda County unemployment rate now at 3.8%

The state's jobless rate also is above the national rate, which was 4.7 percent in December. Initial estimates show the state economy adding 48,800 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis past year, which translates into a growth rate of 1.9 percent.

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  • Pokemon Bank release date this week
Pokemon Bank release date this week

Albeit very late, but hey, it's better to be late than never. In October, the game was officially released in 31 countries in Africa and a few Middle East countries in November. In December, the popular smartphone game was released in India and other South Asian countries including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

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  • Grant's Ghana into Cup of Nations quarter-finals
Grant's Ghana into Cup of Nations quarter-finals

Egypt started the match the better side of the two and they threatened on a number of occasions in the opening stages, Mohamed Salah in particular causing the Uganda defence a fair bit of trouble. Line up: Razak Braimah, Harrison Afful, Frank Acheampong, John Boye, Daniel Amartey, Thomas Partey, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Jordan Ayew/Afriyi...

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  • 'Saturday Night Live' has a shirtless Putin address America
'Saturday Night Live' has a shirtless Putin address America

There are some good points, though. Noticeably absent from the cold open of the NBC variety show was Alec Baldwin's Trump, but Bennett's Putin made sure to speak about the new commander in chief. Trump at the White House next week. I am so happy. "It's the most expensive thing we've ever bought". "I'm glad to see so many people showed up to you...

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