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Feb 16 2017

NASA scientist detained at the border, forced to unlock secured phone

On my way home to the U.S. last weekend, I was detained by Homeland Security and held with others who were stranded under the Muslim ban. Bikkannayar told to The Ver...

Feb 16 2017

Kremlin Says Putin and Trump Will Meet In July

Flynn resigned after it came to light that he discussed USA sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador in Washington before Trump became president, "and misled ...

Feb 16 2017

Russian Jets Buzz US Navy Destroyer in the Black Sea

The Russian planes were flying with their IFF transponders turned off. The latest fly-by comes as Trump is facing increasing pressure over his desire to improve relatio...

Feb 15 2017

Bus Crash in Taiwan Leaves 32 People Killed, 16 Injured

A video footage reported to be from a auto behind the bus, shows the ill-fated vehicle heading towards a bend in the road then disappearing off the edge of the highway....

Feb 15 2017

Valentine's Day Treats and Sales

Carl Cassidy, owner of Lola's Gifts and Flowers in Sheffield, placed orders to vendors almost a month ahead of time. Workers have been getting ready for last minute calls...

Feb 14 2017

7 killed in gunfight between Indian army and militants in Kashmir

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their stepped-up state terrorism killed four youth in Kulgam district, today. Two soldiers laid down their lives in the line of du...

Feb 14 2017

DC anti-abortion activists protest Planned Parenthood

More than 100 people held signs in support of birth control and health care for women at the Planned Parenthood building on Third Street. The center's website says it's a...

Feb 13 2017

Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier Chosen As German President

When asked in August about the rise of right-wing populism in Germany and elsewhere, Mr Steinmeier criticised those who "make politics with fear". The German president ...

Feb 12 2017

37 countries participate in Pakistan 'Aman-17' naval exercise

Initiated and organised by Pakistan, the "Aman" series exercise has been held every other year since 2007, aiming to boost inter-operability and to demonstrate the allied...

Feb 12 2017

Perú Judge Orders Arrest of Ex-President Alejandro Toledo for Odebrecht Corruption

The current president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has urged Mr Toledo to return to Peru to face questioning. Peru put Toledo on its most wanted criminals list after a...

Feb 11 2017

Damaged Oroville dam spillway deemed no threat to the public

Meanwhile, the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the source of about seven million Chinook salmon and steelhead per season, has taken in severe water turbidity levels as a res...

Feb 11 2017

China praises Trump for his belated New Year's greeting

On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended meetings at the White House to discuss the One China policy. The call between Trump and Xi was described ...

Feb 11 2017

US, Chinese aircraft have 'unsafe' encounter

Pacific Command said that the matter would be addressed through "diplomatic and military channels". Incidents such as the near miss do nothing to ameliorate the tension. ...

Feb 11 2017

Polish PM injured in auto accident: govt spokesman

Government spokesman Rafal Bochenek told the news agency PAP that Szydlo's injuries were not serious and was conscious but that she was undergoing a precautionary examina...

Feb 11 2017

Iranians Protest Trump With 'Death to America' Chants

Some demonstrators tried to differentiate between the USA political leadership and the American people. The sanctions were imposed less than a week after Tehran test-fire...

Feb 11 2017

Erdoğan approves constitutional changes to boost his powers

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform bill , paving the way for an executive presidential system. The proposal would boost execu...

Feb 10 2017

Faletau fit to play against England this weekend

Last weekend's stodgy performance against France at Twickenham has allowed the English coaches, players and press to reiterate how far this England team has come. Wales...

Feb 10 2017

Palestinian wounds four in attack at Israeli market, police

The attack was reminiscent of a far bloodier one in June 2016 in which four people died during a shooting at a popular Tel Aviv market. "Some of the people finally mana...

Feb 09 2017

Iran Committed to Implementing Nuclear Deal - Deputy Foreign Minister

Khamenei cited a 5-year old Iranian detained for hours at a US airport following Trump's immigration ban as a case that "belies the American version of human rights". Whe...

Feb 09 2017

Daesh claims responsibility for Afghan Supreme Court attack

According to the United Nations, the number of civilian casualties in 2016 is record-breaking. Suicide and complex attacks were one of the leading causes of civilian deat...