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Russian Federation will target USA mid-term polls: Central Intelligence Agency chief

Russian Federation will target USA mid-term polls: Central Intelligence Agency chief The US spy chief said that the worldwide community could collectively do more to combat Chinese efforts to exert power over the West. In turn, the state accused the US of meddling in its own elections ahead of an expected US Treasury "name and shame" report on President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. [Full Article...]

Saudi corruption purge winds down but scars will linger

Saudi corruption purge winds down but scars will linger Reports that the government had taken control of assets in media and construction companies as part of the settlements suggested that the Saudi leadership was looking to "concentrate power, but in fewer hands, observers said". Detained for almost three months, he was released on Saturday after striking an undisclosed financial agreement with the authorities, a government source said. [Full Article...]

2 others with man holed up in Minneapolis hotel

2 others with man holed up in Minneapolis hotel A woman was released at around 8:30 p.m. from the room in East Bank's Graduate Hotel where police have been embroiled in a standoff since midnight Sunday. Authorities said the woman was not hurt and was speaking with investigators. The U said they've closed the rec center and roads near the Graduate Hotel, formerly the Commons Hotel, on the East Bank Minneapolis campus. [Full Article...]

Turkey detains 311 over social media posts on Syria operation

Turkey detains 311 over social media posts on Syria operation Associated Press reporters in Kilis, on the Turkish-Syrian border, heard constant shelling and clashes Sunday as Turkish aircraft whizzed above. Turkish forces kept up air strikes and artillery fire on northern and western parts of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. [Full Article...]

Catalonia faces fresh crisis as Parliament insists on reinstating Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia faces fresh crisis as Parliament insists on reinstating Carles Puigdemont Puigdemont, who had been in exile in Brussels since October, is wanted in Spain on charges of sedition and rebellion after declaring Catalan independence. The separatist parties want to reinstate Puigdemont as head of the Catalan government, arguing he was given a democratic mandate for the independence declaration during a contested referendum, which Spain and the courts declared illegal. [Full Article...]

Sanctions seem to be taking a toll on North Korea's economy

Sanctions seem to be taking a toll on North Korea's economy Pompeo said the Central Intelligence Agency is constantly discussing the threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo also warned that the dictatorship may be capable of launching nuclear weapons within several months. North Korea has scaled back its annual winter military exercises this year, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting US officials. But the report says militar... [Full Article...]

Light snow is falling in Boston

Light snow is falling in Boston The snow could be heavy at times Tuesday morning. The storm warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Monday. Winds Tuesday could gust as high as 26 miles per hour, but the high temperature will reach almost 39 degrees, and there's a 50 percent chance of less than a half-inch of new snow accumulation Tuesday before it clears. [Full Article...]

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to step down, reports say

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to step down, reports say The president reportedly asked McCabe who he voted for in the presidential election, and pressured him about the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. He regarded McCabe as a "dedicated public servant". "After Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in December to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about conversations with Russia's ambassad... [Full Article...]

Pep Guardiola's anger over Cardiff City's dirty tackles

Pep Guardiola's anger over Cardiff City's dirty tackles Bennett was then sent off in added time after another crunching foul on teenager Brahim Diaz. Sane has scored 11 goals and produced 14 assists in all competitions this season. Pep Guardiola has stressed Vincent Kompany's importance to Manchester City after welcoming his skipper back into the first-team fold. Hazard has been the Blues' star player for almost six seasons now, and if he wer... [Full Article...]

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi root for simultaneous polls

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi root for simultaneous polls However, the Triple Talaq Bill has already passed by the Lok Sabha and yet to get the green signal from Rajya Sabha. The Modi government on Monday called for a sustained debate for a political consensus on simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, which it said was needed to avoid frequent polls that put a burden on economy and governance, and hamper development. [Full Article...]

Oprah Winfrey on running for 2020 presidential election

Oprah Winfrey on running for 2020 presidential election While the interview took place before the Golden Globes speech that left much of America nodding fervently at the screen through hopeful tears, it's safe to say Oprah likely isn't running for president against Donald Trump. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard. She has also produced and acted... [Full Article...]

Indians' preference for sons has left 2 million girls unwanted

Indians' preference for sons has left 2 million girls unwanted Many Indian parents are opting to continue having children till they have the desired number of sons, shows the economic survey 2017-18 (pdf), released on January 29. The survey finds that in the Northeastern state of Meghalaya, the sex ratio at birth and the SRLC were both close to the benchmark. The huge number of "unwanted girls" is a direct result of the "son meta preference" where parents d... [Full Article...]

Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties

Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties Trump unveiled an immigration plan last week that drew opposition from liberals and conservatives, alike. So far, nine House members are heeding calls from the progressive base to boycott Trump's address. Texans in Washington and at home want to hear President Donald Trump lay out clear visions for immigration reform, worldwide trade policy, military spending and modernizing the count... [Full Article...]

Police Witness: Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder

Police Witness: Kim Jong Nam Met American Before His Murder Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng questioned Wan Azirul on a May 2017 report in the Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun, that Kim had met a USA intelligence agent in Langkawi. As the criminal trial for who killed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam, is set to resume, more details have emerged about what happened in the lead up to his shocking death, news.com.au reports . [Full Article...]

Russian Bot Trump Retweets Neared 500K During Campaign

Russian Bot Trump Retweets Neared 500K During Campaign Twitter posted examples of the tweets from the Russian-controlled accounts, revealing that 3,814 of them linked to the Internet Research Agency and posted more than 170,000 tweets, 8.4% of which were apparently election-related. Automated Twitter accounts that retweet or tweet the same thing en masse can create talking points that appear to have more support than they actually do. [Full Article...]

Turkey arrests more than 300 over criticism of Syrian offensive

Turkey arrests more than 300 over criticism of Syrian offensive Turkey sent its troops into Syria more than a week ago to attack and destroy elements of the YPG, a Syrian Kurdish group funded and supported by the U.S.as an ally against ISIS. "There is little chance of a military confrontation between Turkey and the United States , but if it happens it will ruin what North Atlantic Treaty Organisation stands for", said Oytun Orhan, a Syria expert at the Anka... [Full Article...]

'BJP govt responsible for Dharma Patil's death'

'BJP govt responsible for Dharma Patil's death' The NCP accused Maharashtra tourism minister Jaykumar Rawal of using his "political influence" to cancel a meeting last week between minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Patil over the farmer's demand for greater compensation. "Those who have been going around painting a rosy picture saying "acche din" have arrived in peoples' lives are the ones responsible for his death". [Full Article...]

'Window is closing': Tories voice fresh criticism of May

'Window is closing': Tories voice fresh criticism of May And Johnny Mercer told the Resolution Foundation thinktank on Monday that "we are in danger of Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister ". In an early-morning message to his colleagues via Twitter, the Mid-Sussex MP said: "Here's our theme for this week: Recover self-confidence, restore sense of direction and above all retain a sense of proportion". [Full Article...]

Yemen Deadlock: PM Reportedly Plans to Flee as Palace Seized

Yemen Deadlock: PM Reportedly Plans to Flee as Palace Seized Authorities say 15 newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers were killed on Tuesday when a suicide vehicle bombing struck a military checkpoint in the south-eastern province of Shabwa. The forces from Abyan marched on Aden after clashes with loyalists on the way. The palace is the seat of Yemen's internationally backed government. [Full Article...]

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th Death Anniversary Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat's Porbandar district was assassinated on this day in the year 1948 by Nathuram Godse. Chief Minister Raman Singh has paid tributes to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary (Martyrs' Day) on Tuesday (January 30). [Full Article...]


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