• Don't mention the wall: US-Mexico talks
Don't mention the wall: US-Mexico talks

One of the orders would restrict immigration and access to the U.S. for refugees and visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to the Washington Post , which noted that citizens from many of these countries already faced major obstacles in obtaining USA visas.

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  • New Bulgaria president pledges post to continuity, democracy
New Bulgaria president pledges post to continuity, democracy

Gerdzhikov's cabinet, which is expected to be announced before the end of the week, will be responsible for organizing the March vote. Jan 25 Bulgaria's president appointed on Wednesday ministers in the interim government of Prime Minister Ognyan Gerdzhikov to lead the Balkan country until early general elections are held on March 26.

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  • USA considers possible joint operations with Russian Federation in Syria
USA considers possible joint operations with Russian Federation in Syria

Trump has said he will "work with any country that shares our interest in defeating" Islamic State, Spicer said after being asked about the extent to which Trump would be willing to work with Russian Federation after the Obama administration had been critical of Moscow's efforts in Syria.

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  • Trump's hiring freeze to impact DOD's 67K civilian job openings
Trump's hiring freeze to impact DOD's 67K civilian job openings

President Donald Trump is signing a memorandum that freezes hiring for some federal government workers as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the federal workforce. While he served on the NSC, agencies constantly struggled to bring on more staffers, he said, "to deal with the capacity of this issue, so telling the people that are now t...

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  • Sterling continues rally ahead of Supreme Court decision
Sterling continues rally ahead of Supreme Court decision

Theresa May has already "thrown in the towel" on key parts of Britain's negotiations with the European Union over Brexit , a Labour MP has said. She is instead expected to publish a simple one-line bill created to minimise the ability of MPs to amend or delay the bill's progress.

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  • President Trump takes office amidst protests and small crowds
President Trump takes office amidst protests and small crowds

Trump claimed that three to five million illegal ballots kept him from capturing the popular vote, at what was his first meeting with congressional leaders of both the Republicans and the Democrats since being sworn in Saturday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told Politico .

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  • Ministers accused over 'national scandal' of homeless figures
Ministers accused over 'national scandal' of homeless figures

Charities and opposition parties branded the new stats "appalling" and "a national scandal" while the Government said it was piloting new legislation to address the problem. Ministers are backing a private members' bill by Tory MP Bob Blackman, which will double the length of time required by councils to assess people at risk of being made homeless...

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  • King of Jordan notes Russia's role in resolving Syrian crisis
King of Jordan notes Russia's role in resolving Syrian crisis

Negotiations between key stakeholders in the Syrian War met in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, ended with Russia , Iran and Turkey devising a sustainable mechanism to support the ceasefire. "The Syrian government, the Russian Aerospace Forces and armed opposition groups are essentially ready to pool efforts and carry out strikes against IS posi...

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  • Gunmen 'Execute' Ex-Gang Member Months After Obama Commuted His Sentence: Cops
Gunmen 'Execute' Ex-Gang Member Months After Obama Commuted His Sentence: Cops

David Kaiser told The Huffington Post . Around 9:40 p.m., one of the pair sought out and shot to death 31-year-old Demarlon Thomas as the other held the almost two dozen other people in the building at bay. Following a lengthy investigation into Saginaw's Sunny Side Gang, Thomas was indicted in 2007. Thomas came to Bannum Place just last mon...

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  • Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul is 'fully liberated'
Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul is 'fully liberated'

Jeff Davis told reporters Monday IS had lost many abilities and "a lot of their best fighters" in east Mosul. "Completely liberated Al-Rashidiyah", a statement from the Joint Operations Command coordinating the fight against IS said. In Geneva, a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office has stated that it had received "reasonable corr...

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  • Peter Thiel, a wealthy Trump adviser, has a backup country: New Zealand
Peter Thiel, a wealthy Trump adviser, has a backup country: New Zealand

Thiel did not need consent as he has New Zealand citizenship", the spokesperson said. Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder and early Facebook investor who became a Bay Area bête noire after helping bankrupt Gawker elect Donald Trump , also has an eight-figure backup plan in the South Pacific.

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  • US Defense chief to visit Japan, South Korea
US Defense chief to visit Japan, South Korea

Mattis may request that Japan increase defence spending and expand the role of the Self-Defence Forces overseas in line with his call on US allies earlier this month to "carry their fair share of any kind of defence burden". Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa. Incoming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in his confirmation hearing...

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  • Editor of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman to leave magazine this summer
Editor of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman to leave magazine this summer

Shulman has enjoyed a lengthy career in journalism. " Nicholas Coleridge and [Condé Nast International chief executive] Jonathan Newhouse have given me the space to edit this important magazine in exactly the way I wanted to and for that, and of course the opportunity in the first place, I am tremendously grateful".

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  • Italian court modifies election law, could open way for 2017 vote
Italian court modifies election law, could open way for 2017 vote

If no party obtains 40%, the seats will be divided according to a proportional system. It also makes it much less likely for any party to claim a majority in the chamber, increasing the probability of coalition governments. Italians, however, overwhelmingly rejected the proposed Senate reforms in a December 4 referendum, leading to Matteo Renzi's r...

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  • DFA confirms Filipina domestic helper executed in Kuwait
DFA confirms Filipina domestic helper executed in Kuwait

This time, she said she was already inside the execution room. He said the 32-year-old Pawa was sentenced to death by the Kuwaiti criminal court on April 14 2008 for allegedly killing the 22-year-old daughter of her employer. He clarified that all efforts were made to save Pawa's life, using diplomatic, political, and even religious channels. T...

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  • What to Know About the UK Supreme Court's Brexit Ruling
What to Know About the UK Supreme Court's Brexit Ruling

It follows the decision that, although the UK Government will have to win approval from MPs to trigger the Article 50 process to leave the European Union, devolved administrations have no legal powers to intervene. The question remains of whether a coalition of pro-European Labour, Tory and LibDem MPs can join forces to wring concessions from the G...

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  • Russia's FSB arrests Kaspersky's top cybercrime investigator allegedly for treason
Russia's FSB arrests Kaspersky's top cybercrime investigator allegedly for treason

We do not possess details of the investigation. Forbes , however, reported it the other way around, with the investigation "exploring the receipt of money from foreign companies by Stoyanov and his links to Mikhailov". Previously, according to his LinkedIn profile, he was also part of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Interior Ministry in Russian ...

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  • Cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir
Cold wave continues in Jammu and Kashmir

Owing to the new weather conditions the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday due to fresh snowfall. "From 22 to 26 evening or 27 morning, there is a possibility of another spell of rains or snow as the region will be hit by a fresh western disturbance on 22nd January", a MeT official said.

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  • Goa: 45 Sada jail inmates attempt to flee, 1 prisoner killed
Goa: 45 Sada jail inmates attempt to flee, 1 prisoner killed

At least one prisoner was killed and twelve others including jailor, two guards and nine inmates were hurt in a jailbreak attempt by 45 prisoners and under trials at a prison in the Vasco town of Goa. The situation has now been brought under control. "They tried to flee the jail premises", Vasco Deputy Superintendent of Police Lawrence D'Souza said...

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  • Populism Is Wrong Medicine To Fight Corruption, Watchdog Warns
Populism Is Wrong Medicine To Fight Corruption, Watchdog Warns

Strife-torn Somalia was the worst offender in the list for the 10th straight year, followed by South Sudan, North Korea, and Syria. "Instead of tackling crony capitalism, those leaders usually install even worse forms of corrupt systems", he said in a statement .

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  • Julian Assange says Obama is making 'life hard' for him
Julian Assange says Obama is making 'life hard' for him

Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning says she'll move to Maryland after she leaves prison in May. In a tense exchange, Aly pushed Assange on the point that it now appears Assange will only leave the Ecuadorian Embassy if he strikes a deal regarding his own case with the United States .

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  • President Trump officially removes the U.S. from TPP
President Trump officially removes the U.S. from TPP

The TPP was originally signed by 12 countries, which together account for 40 per cent of world trade. The foreign exchange markets reacted after Trump attacked Japanese auto makers. "It is critical that the new administration begin work immediately to do all it can to develop new markets for US agricultural goods", said Zippy Duvall, president of...

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  • McCain to Trump: 'We're not bringing back torture'
McCain to Trump: 'We're not bringing back torture'

The New York Times obtained a draft of the executive order and published it on Wednesday. The order reportedly includes a continuation for the use of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Katie Taylor, the deputy director at worldwide human rights organization Reprieve said Britain act ensure it is not dragged into a new Trump order.

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  • British man shot dead in Porsche at Thailand beach resort
British man shot dead in Porsche at Thailand beach resort

It is understood Mr Kenway was about to drive home after visiting a nearby gym when the gunman opened fire. He was shot about 2.10pm today (5.10am GMT) in a parking lot in Pattaya , witnesses told police. Kenway's wife Somporn, 32, told police her husband recently had a business conflict with a former shareholder in their website design company ...

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  • Kuwait hangs 7 prisons, including royal, in mass execution
Kuwait hangs 7 prisons, including royal, in mass execution

Since 1960, Kuwait has executed 50 prisoners that include the current seven. He was sentenced to death in 2010 for killing his nephew, another prince, according to Kuwaiti newspapers. The blaze killed more than 50 people. Pawa's brother, Gary Pawa, told the Associated Press news agency that his sister had called early on Wednesday morning, cryi...

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  • Pope to name delegate to run Knights of Malta
Pope to name delegate to run Knights of Malta

According to a spokesman for the Order, Fra' Matthew Festing, 65, a former soldier, stepped down after Pope Francis asked him to resign at a meeting on Tuesday, Reuters has reported . It now counts 13,500 members and 100,000 staff and volunteers among its ranks, providing health care in hospitals and clinics in 120 countries across the globe.

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  • French PSA Group sets up automobile manufacture in India
French PSA Group sets up automobile manufacture in India

The ceremony of signature held today lays the foundation for a long term partnership between the two Groups and represents a key milestone in the development of the PSA Group (Paris:UG) in India, a cornerstone of its strategic growth plan "Push to Pass".

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  • State Dept. reviewing last-minute $220M payment to Gaza recovery
State Dept. reviewing last-minute $220M payment to Gaza recovery

The lawmakers identified by the AP are Rep. Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and chairwoman of its Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

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  • Article 50 ruling does not change Brexit timetable - spokesman for PM May
Article 50 ruling does not change Brexit timetable - spokesman for PM May

Prime Minister Theresa May has said recently, after declaring that she would unilaterally trigger Article 50 by the end of March, that she will give Parliament a vote before taking that action. The May government is unwilling to agree to the EU's probable terms for retaining access to its single market, which, among other things, include cont...

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  • The CIA aren't happy about Donald Trump's first speech at their headquarters
The CIA aren't happy about Donald Trump's first speech at their headquarters

To scattered laughter, Trump said: "Probably everyone in this room voted for me". And if we go to war, it's supposed to be for a noble cause, not for plunder. Two weeks before taking office, Trump lashed out at the USA intelligence community on Twitter, chastising its leadership for allowing unsubstantiated reports of Russian efforts to compromis...

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