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Scarlett Johnsson Impersonates Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'

Scarlett Johnsson Impersonates Ivanka Trump on 'SNL' And, a woman like her deserves a fragrance all of her own, a scent made just for her, because she's lovely, she's powerful, she's complicit ", the audience are hilariously told. The sketch poked fun at what some refer to as Trump's faux-feminism. Thompson informed Baldwin's Trump that everyone in California had been killed by the aliens. [Full Article...]

Park Geun-hye to be questioned in corruption scandal, South Korea says

Park Geun-hye to be questioned in corruption scandal, South Korea says Ewha Womans University student protests against the institution's plans for a new degree programme eventually led on to a sit-in to remove the university's president, which in turn uncovered "a crucial piece of the puzzle in the political scandal that eventually brought down the country's leader: the school's favoritism to an equestrian athlete who turned out to be the daughter of Park's secretive... [Full Article...]

Fire, explosion at Syncrude plant north of Fort McMurray

Fire, explosion at Syncrude plant north of Fort McMurray Later in the afternoon, AHS in northern Alberta confirmed through Twitter that one person had been taken to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray. RCMP said officers and emergency crews were on the scene of an explosion at the site. The Mayor of the Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Melissa Blake, posted a tweet saying her 'thoughts and prayers are with everyone at, or near Syn... [Full Article...]

European Employers Are Allowed to Ban the Burka, Top Court Rules

European Employers Are Allowed to Ban the Burka, Top Court Rules This controversial ruling has prompted much debate over whether it would be as severely enforced for all religious symbols or end up only affecting Muslim women wearing headscarves . The court confirmed to the BBC that this ruling also applies to other religious signs such as "crucifixes, skullcaps and turbans". Under current United Kingdom discrimination law, a ban on wearing an Islamic he... [Full Article...]

Brexit bill: Lords changes rejected by parliament

Britain's House of Lords, the unelected upper chamber of parliament, wants lawmakers to have a final, binding vote on the outcome of May's Brexit negotiations and guarantee the rights of European Union citizens already living and working in the United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

Britain's Parliament backs Brexit, clears way for talks

The bill was then passed unamended by the House of Lords after peers voted by 274 votes to 118 not to challenge the Commons again over the issue of whether Parliament should have a veto on the terms of exit. But her official spokesman said he did not expect Britain to be represented at all when the other 27 European Union leaders mark the anniversary of the signing of the founding Treaty of Ro... [Full Article...]

North Korea threatens USA with 'merciless' attacks

North Korea threatens USA with 'merciless' attacks Since past year, North Korea has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches. If the allies seek to infringe on its sovereignty, Pyongyang's "army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater", North Korean state news agency KCNA warned in a statement. [Full Article...]

Intel shells out $15.3 billion for Mobileye and its autonomous driving tech

Intel shells out $15.3 billion for Mobileye and its autonomous driving tech VentureBeat has reached out to both Intel and Mobileye for confirmation, and will update here with additional details when we hear back. On the other hand, Intel's subsidiary Altera has long developed FPGA products for automotive applications. [Full Article...]

Trump pick for trade post heads to Senate for hearing

Trump pick for trade post heads to Senate for hearing The White House's nominee to head up USA trade policy questioned whether China is still manipulating its currency to gain an advantage in global markets. "Mr. Lighthizer is indisputably qualified to serve as USTR, and I believe he has a strong base of bipartisan support", said Sen. Lighthizer would play a key role in Trump's trade policy. [Full Article...]

Woman rescued during search for helicopter along west coast dies in hospital

Woman rescued during search for helicopter along west coast dies in hospital The victim has been identified as Irish Coast Guard helicopter pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick. Dara Fitzpatrick had been in a critical condition after being brought ashore while the search for her 3 colleagues continues. The casualty rescued off the Mayo coast this morning has died in hospital . It had flown directly to the scene from the Irish capital, travelled around 10 miles (16km) out to ... [Full Article...]

Third of west Mosul retaken

Third of west Mosul retaken Ashraf Ali, a nurse who escaped with his wife and two children, said mortar rounds were falling as they fled. CTS forces were battling IS inside the Mosul al-Jadida and Al-Aghawat areas yesterday, Saadi said, adding that he expected the fighting there to be completed in the coming hours. [Full Article...]

UK Pound Tumbles After Lawmakers Hand Prime Minister Full Brexit Authority

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said the government had been "reckless" not to prepare for a Leave vote and also in its approach to Article 50 negotiations. Tonight we might just make it to the legislative base camp in terms of parliament scrutiny and debate. "This will be a defining moment for our whole country as we begin to forge a new relationship with Europe and a new role for... [Full Article...]

Mika Brzezinski Calls Trump's Wiretapping Claims 'Idiotic,' 'Embarrassing'

Mika Brzezinski Calls Trump's Wiretapping Claims 'Idiotic,' 'Embarrassing' She also pointed to Sean Spicer's attempt to explain President Trump's tweets as meaning something entirely different from what everyone, including Trump's staff, originally thought they meant. He continues to follow a number of other members of the media, including Fox News' Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, and MSNBC's Greta Van Susteren. They were early supporters and were once accused of f... [Full Article...]

Where Are Americans Moving In 2017? Spike In New Zealand Citizenship Applications

Where Are Americans Moving In 2017? Spike In New Zealand Citizenship Applications It seems Peter Thiel may be on to something as there's been a surge in American interest in immigrating to New Zealand in the wake of the election of Donald Trump . Gaining citizenship in New Zealand is a privilege typically reserved for those born in the country, who have New Zealand-born parents, or who have lived in New Zealand for the better part of the past five years. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament passes bill to negotiate Brexit

The House of Lords voted not to insist on its original amendments giving protections to European Union citizens in a post-Brexit Britain and called for a " meaningful vote " on any divorce deal. There has been speculation that Ms Sturgeon will use her speech to outline plans for a second independence referendum - although she would need the consent of both the Scottish and United Kingdom parliamen... [Full Article...]

More great white sharks appear to be visiting off Cape Cod

Researchers spotted almost twice the number of great whites last summer as they did in 2014, but Greg Skomal, a senior scientist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries , told the Associated Press its seals - not humans - the predators are after. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about the Dutch elections

Everything you need to know about the Dutch elections SINGH: So what's the response in Turkey? Gauck called Dutch nationalism "poisonous and an infection". He's also blaming the blocking of his ministers actually on Dutch politics. "The voter either loves us or hates us", said Wilders. LANGFITT: Very, very divided. "You know what it will cost... don't do it". In a country, for instance, with a long tradition of religious tolerance, Wilders has ... [Full Article...]

Fired by Trump administration, Preet Bharara gets resounding farewell from staff; colleagues

Fired by Trump administration, Preet Bharara gets resounding farewell from staff; colleagues Reached Friday afternoon, Rendon said she would call a reporter back. The high-profile USA attorney had been told after a meeting with Trump in November that he would stay on and felt blindsided by the move, sources told CNN. "Then-Attorney General Reno sent out an nearly identical letter in 1993". All the attorneys, appointed by President Obama, were asked to tender their resignation and ... [Full Article...]

Palestinians say Trump to make 'historic' offer to Abbas next month

Palestinians say Trump to make 'historic' offer to Abbas next month Trump also altered USA policy at a press conference with Netanyahu by indicating that Palestinian statehood wouldn't necessarily be the outcome of peace talks. In January, Abbas wrote to Trump telling him not move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , warning that such a development would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and s... [Full Article...]

Cong rebels win on BJP tickets in Uttarakhand

Cong rebels win on BJP tickets in Uttarakhand But the Haridwar MP can not be ruled out of the race as he is being credited for playing a significant role in ensuring outgoing Chief Minister Harish Rawat's defeat from Haridwar (rural) seat. Congress suffered a double whammy as Pradesh Congress Committee president Kishore Upadhyay also lost in Sahaspur. As the Congress faces an existential crisis, the first tough call for the party leadership... [Full Article...]


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