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Ex-FBI director upset over release of Russian probe memo Sunday, February 4th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC, (ANI): Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey has expressed his displeasure on the release of a controversial Nunes memo, containing alleged surveillance abuses of the agency. "That's it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee,..

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Maldives’ Nasheed vows to run for president Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

COLOMBO, (AFP): Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed vowed Friday to run for president after the Supreme Court overturned his criminal conviction, saying it was politically motivated. "I can contest and will contest," the country's first democratically elected president told AFP in..

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Mattis says Korea talks can’t distract from denuclearization Sunday, January 28th, 2018

HONOLULU, (AP): U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that Olympics talks between North and South Korea should not distract from the internationally agreed goal of denuclearizing the North. Mattis spoke during a photo session with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at U.S...

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Sherlock Holmes’ of Nepal’s Himalayas dies at 94 Saturday, January 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AFP): American journalist Elizabeth Hawley, whose fifty years chronicling summits and tragedies in the Himalayas earned her the moniker "the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world", died Friday aged 94.  Hawley built a reputation as one of the most authoritative voices on..

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North Korean Olympic ice hockey players arrive in South Friday, January 26th, 2018

SEOUL, (AFP): A dozen North Korean female ice hockey players joined their Southern counterparts Thursday to form a unified team -- the Koreas' first for nearly three decades -- at next month's Winter Olympics.  The Pyeongchang Winter Games have triggered an apparent rapprochement on the divided..

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On eve of Trump trip, EU leaders warn against nationalism Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Noah Barkin, Yara Bayoumy, DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters): European leaders warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday against a return to nationalism, with France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel calling for more global cooperation to harness the forces of..

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Pence visits Western Wall after pro-Israel speech Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Michael Blum, Jerusalem (AFP): US Vice President Mike Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic". The devout Christian's speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday laden..

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Senate moves to end government shutdown Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Susan Cornwell, Richard Cowan, WASHINGTON (Reuters): U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security. Funding..

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Trump and ‘Davos Man’: best of enemies

PARIS, (AFP): A compelling clash of cultures will unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps this week as Donald Trump, just over 12 months into his high-wire presidency, confronts the cheerleaders of globalisation in Davos.  Having whipped up working-class resentment of the global elite to devastating..

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Ex-Catalan leader says can govern from Belgium Saturday, January 20th, 2018

BARCELONA, (AFP): Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont, who was sacked by Madrid over his attempt to break from Spain, said Friday he can govern the region from Belgium where he is in self-exile as he eyes a comeback after scoring big in elections.  "There are only two options: in prison I..

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Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Indian Kashmir: police

SRINAGAR, India, (AFP): A Swedish tourist was killed Thursday when an avalanche tore through a Himalayan resort in Indian Kashmir popular with skiers, police said.  The 25-year-old victim was skiing with a fellow Swede in Gulmarg, a hill resort in Indian-administered Kashmir frequented by..

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