• Finland's president poised for new six-year term after crushing poll victory
Finland's president poised for new six-year term after crushing poll victory

Niinisto, 69, a former finance minister and parliament speaker, has been a highly popular president since he took office in 2012. "I am surprised and touched by this big support", Niinisto told reporters in Helsinki, who secured over 62 per cent of the vote with almost all the ballots counted.

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  • Trump tried to fire Mueller. So what?
Trump tried to fire Mueller. So what?

What's your reaction to the president's reported order to fire Bob Mueller? But at the same time , Collins said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that she ultimately had faith in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who has direct authority over the probe.

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  • ISIL claims Afghanistan military academy attack
ISIL claims Afghanistan military academy attack

The Marshal Fahim National Defense University shares the site with two other military facilities, including a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation base which houses instructors for the academy, according to spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi. On Saturday, the driver of an ambulance packed with explosives blew himself up near a building used by the In...

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  • President Kovind Addresses Joint Session Of Parliament Ahead Of Economic Survey
President Kovind Addresses Joint Session Of Parliament Ahead Of Economic Survey

PM Narendra Modi with key Union ministers and opposition leaders at an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. The government hopes that the bill to end the practice of instant triple talaq would get similar support from the opposition as the Constitution amendment bill to allow the goods and services tax (GST) did a year ago.

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  • Mattis: Diplomacy Should Impose Reason On North Korea's Kim
Mattis: Diplomacy Should Impose Reason On North Korea's Kim

Song also said that he and his American counterpart would exchange opinions on South Korean President Moon Jae-in's recent statement that the inter-Korea dialogue is ultimately meant to draw the North into talks with the United States. Still, some analysts believe Pyongyang will ultimately be able to obtain a nuclear weapon that is capable of t...

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  • Trump doubles down on Democrat taunting following shutdown deal
Trump doubles down on Democrat taunting following shutdown deal

The deadline for action set by the President on DACA is March 5. These persons were brought to the United States as children by undocumented parents or family members. This ruling will certainly be appealed. Making negotiations somewhat more hard is that it's not clear exactly what the President would accept on illegal immigrant "Dreamers" - it...

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  • Dutch spies had eyes on DNC hackers
Dutch spies had eyes on DNC hackers

These sources lay out a pretty remarkable narrative about how hackers from AIVD observed Russian agents from the Kremlin's Foreign Intelligence Service ( SVR ) going after the DNC, the U.S. But the questions raised by the Dutch scoop are as significant as the gaps it helps to close. Mueller's team is seeking to uncover whether the Trump campaign ...

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  • United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna
United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna

Before the SNC announcement, United Nations officials said they were still "evaluating the situation" before making a decision as to whether to attend the Sochi talks. But the Syrian government's envoy to the talks, Bashar Al-Ja'afari, dismissed the document as "totally unacceptable". There have been eight previous rounds of failed UN-backed ta...

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  • Knoxville 'Dreamer' reacts to Trump's new immigration plan
Knoxville 'Dreamer' reacts to Trump's new immigration plan

Describing the plan as "extremely generous" but a take-it-or-leave-it proposal by the president, White House officials said they hoped it would be embraced by conservatives and centrists in Congress as the first step in an even broader effort to fix the nation's immigration system.

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  • Trump Says He Is Open To Path For Dreamers
Trump Says He Is Open To Path For Dreamers

In sum, whether out of necessity or design, Democrats are looking to gain ground on domestic spending and get a dreamer bill out of the Senate. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, before the White House announcement. Brokering a deal in the Senate is just the first step. They can rightly argue that the scare-mongering racist ads about murderer...

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  • Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures — Newsflash
Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures — Newsflash

When " Day Zero " arrives, residents of Cape Town will be forced to wait in line at one of 200 distribution centers to receive 6.5 gallons of drinking water per person per day. DA leader Mmusi Maimane introduced his new "Drought Crisis Team" yesterday and said he had taken the unprecedented step of taking political control of the responses to the...

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  • Man suspected of rape and murder of Zainab Ansari arrested in Pakistan
Man suspected of rape and murder of Zainab Ansari arrested in Pakistan

He had fled to Pakpattan after Zainab's murder case was reported nationally and to Arifwala from there before returning to hometown days later. Two protesters were killed in the clashes. Earlier, a 23-year-old suspect was taken into custody but was later released since the DNA findings did not incriminate him in the murder. "We demand that hi...

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  • Thousands on run, hiding as Turkey keeps up Syria offensive
Thousands on run, hiding as Turkey keeps up Syria offensive

It pits US ally and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey against a Kurdish fighting force armed and trained by the United States as part of the fight to defeat ISIS in Syria . The Kurdish-led administration of northeastern Syria appealed for a mass mobilisation in defence of Afrin. Russia's official statement on the offensive said it...

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  • Maps: Forecasters warn of heavy rain and high winds in MA
Maps: Forecasters warn of heavy rain and high winds in MA

Today other than some clouds from time to time especially this morning we'll have mostly sunny skies and highs dependent on amount of snow pack. Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. West / southwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Monday , it will be sunny with a high near 48, the weather service said. That advisory begins at 3 p.m.,...

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  • White House comment line blames Democrats for shutdown
White House comment line blames Democrats for shutdown

They are now frequently referred to as illegal or unlawful immigrants despite the fact that they entered the nation through no fault of their own. The Senate is set to vote a noon on a stopgap bill to reopen the government and fund it until February 8 while negotiations on immigration and other hot-button issues continue.

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  • USA Gymnastics board leaders resign amid Larry Nassar scandal
USA Gymnastics board leaders resign amid Larry Nassar scandal

Meanwhile, in Michigan, Nassar's sentencing hearing continued Monday, raising the number of girls and women who have spoken to almost 100 since last week. Webb previously defended Nassar, but Monday told Nassar, "Larry, you manipulated me." . Leaders at both USAG and Michigan State have taken intense criticism for failing to respond adequately wh...

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  • North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea
North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

International Olympic Committee international relations director Pere Miro greeted each of the delegates as they arrived in a parade of luxury sedans over the course of an hour, with IOC President Thomas Bach the first to arrive at 8:45 sharp.

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  • Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army
Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army

The Israeli army eventually shelled the house with rockets which led to the killing of Ahmed Isma'il Jarrar, 31. The Israeli military brought journalists on Thursday to film a 2 km (1.25 mile) tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip to Israel, saying it was putting the construction on display to show the continuing threat it faces from the te...

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  • Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock
Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock

If they wanted to, he said, they should "bring it on". Kirk Ogrosky, an attorney for Melgen, said they are "disappointed that this Justice Department would re-try the case". Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in his November trial. After the first jury deadlocked in the case, one of the jurors told The Washington Post that the government d...

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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system
Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system

He said he would much rather prefer immigrants from Norway. U.S. Embassy spokesperson Cindy Harvey told the Johannesburg-based news site Daily Maverick that Lapenn would visit the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on Monday.

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