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Romanian Foreign Affairs minister Teodor Melescanu reacted to Russia's demands and said that the Deveselu facility is purely defensive and that accusations that this base could be used to launch nuclear missiles is "a baseless gimmick" used by Russian Federation to justify its construction of missiles that violate the INF treaty and create "a real danger, and not just for Romania".
  • Ghana's ministry intensifies fight against female genital mutilation

    Ghana's ministry intensifies fight against female genital mutilation

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    A circular letter was issued by the Minister of Health in October 2017 requiring hospitals and governmental and private health facilities to inform the police when receiving complications resulting from female genital mutilation. He discouraged the practice, urging communities who still subject girls to such practice to desist from it as they risk maiming the girls or subjecting them to psychological stress later in life.
  • COLLUSION COLLAPSE: President Trump Reacts to Senate Intel Chair's 'No Collusion' Comments

    COLLUSION COLLAPSE: President Trump Reacts to Senate Intel Chair's 'No Collusion' Comments

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    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), the committee's chair, said that Barr had to be talked into returning to the Justice Department and that he trusted him to be "fair to the public and true to the law". Democrats also expressed concern about Barr's memo he sent to the Justice Department previous year, unsolicited, that detailed presidential power and said Mueller had a "fatally misconceived" theory that Trump committed a crime when he fired a political appointee, FBI Director James B.
  • Top US envoy returns to South Korea after North Korea visit

    Top US envoy returns to South Korea after North Korea visit

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    Officials have said that there must first be tangible progress in denuclearization negotiations between the United States and the North so that Washington can ease sanctions and allow inter-Korean cooperation projects to move forward. But sources have suggested that Washington and Pyongyang have yet to reach an agreement. "I am confident if both sides stay committed we can make real progress here", he said, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Police tell Waze to stop pinpointing their checkpoints

    Police tell Waze to stop pinpointing their checkpoints

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    Andrey Bayda/Dreamstime.comThe New York City Police Department (NYPD) wants Google to trash a feature on one of its apps that lets users report drunk-driving checkpoints. Waze parent company Google shares a similar sentiment, and based on the statement it provided to NYT , it doesn't have any intention to give in to the NYPD's demand.
  • Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, gets physical exam

    Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, gets physical exam

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    The examination took "approximately four hours" and did not require any sedation or anesthesia, Conley added. Trump will be at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington later Friday for the physical exam. "He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", Jackson, who created a weight loss plan for Trump, said at the time. Last year, Trump clocked in at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds.
  • Kurtis Blow Blasts Virginia AG Mark Herring For Blackface

    Kurtis Blow Blasts Virginia AG Mark Herring For Blackface "Tribute"

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    Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, and signed by seven other Virginia Democrats from the House of Representatives, still called for the governor to resign over incidents in the 1980s with racist overtones. The improbable scenario of the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general being forced to resign en masse has raised the prospect of the Democrats losing the governorship to a Republican without an election.
  • No wall on White House talking points on State of the Union

    No wall on White House talking points on State of the Union

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    The Monday rally will come four days before a February 15 deadline for congressional bargainers to come up with a compromise to fund large portions of the federal government to avoid another partial government shutdown. "While it is true that El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been. considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities", he said in a statement to NBC News .
  • Massive drug bust exposes cartel ties between Mexico and Australia

    Massive drug bust exposes cartel ties between Mexico and Australia

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    United States authorities said the illicit cargo - with a street value of AUS$1.29 billion, or US$900 million - was hidden in two shipping containers carrying audio equipment bound for Australia. bound for Australia. "We continue to pay top dollar for drugs in this country and this is a draw card for selling drugs", AFP Assistant Commissioner Organised Crime Bruce Hill told media on Friday.
  • Mass. upholds Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter conviction

    Mass. upholds Michelle Carter's involuntary manslaughter conviction

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    She appealed the decision, but her conviction was upheld Wednesday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. "The only verbal conduct punished as involuntary manslaughter has been the wanton or reckless pressuring of a vulnerable person to commit suicide, overpowering that person's will to live and resulting in that person's death", Kafker wrote in the ruling .
  • Orange warning in effect as Erik brings 120km/h gusts

    Orange warning in effect as Erik brings 120km/h gusts

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    Road crews are on standby to deal with any possible flooding in Galway city as Storm Erik is set to hit Galway in the early hours of Friday morning. . As the low pressure system brings windy and wet weather across much of the United Kingdom, the Met Office has issued warnings for Highlands and Eilean Siar, Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland and Strathclyde on Friday.
  • Crown calls for consecutive life sentences for serial killer Bruce McArthur

    Crown calls for consecutive life sentences for serial killer Bruce McArthur

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    He faces a potential sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole for 25 years or more. The same fur coat, seen in multiple images of deceased victims, was found in in the room. Cantlon said most of the killings were facilitated under the pretense of sex. Cantlon says McArthur posed at least one victim with a cigar in his mouth.
  • Trump Receives Standing Ovation At National Prayer Breakfast For Defending Pro-Life Values

    Trump Receives Standing Ovation At National Prayer Breakfast For Defending Pro-Life Values

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    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) was in attendance, even though he believes in a woman's right to choose, "reproductive freedom" and federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. "The Trump administration (uses) religion to advance a regressive political agenda that harms others", said Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, last month after news broke that the administration would allow a faith-based foster care agency in SC to turn away ...
  • United Nations expert finds Saudi officials 'perpetrated' Khashoggi murder

    United Nations expert finds Saudi officials 'perpetrated' Khashoggi murder

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    The Washington Post, for which Khashoggi had been a columnist, reported on October 10 that Mohammed had personally ordered an effort to lure the journalist back to Saudi Arabia. Callamard's final report, to be presented to the Human Rights Council in June, will make a range of recommendations, including for the goal of formal criminal accountability, and their bases in worldwide law.
  • Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA pledges money in bid for footballer's return

    Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA pledges money in bid for footballer's return

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    The Thai attorney general has since said Al-Araibi's fate will be decided in the courts and not by the Thai government. "If you look at the number of foreign defendants, they pay their bail and jump bail and then don't show up in court", Chatchom Akapin, the office's director general for worldwide affairs, said, adding that the policy applied "not only to Hakeem".
  • Veterinarians save cat found caked with snow

    Veterinarians save cat found caked with snow

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    PHOTO: Fluffy was found frozen solid in a snow bank in Kalispell, Montana , on January 31, 2019. As the temperature just barely registered double digits in Kalispell, Montana last week, people were sure to bundle up if they HAD to go outside.
  • 'We will build a human wall if necessary' at southern border

    'We will build a human wall if necessary' at southern border

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , who was praised by Democrats for her hard-line negotiating during the shutdown, will sit behind the president as he speaks. While Trump was still putting the final touches on the speech Tuesday, he was expected to use some of his televised address to showcase a growing economy.
  • New Emoji Include People With Disabilities

    New Emoji Include People With Disabilities

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    The new "blood drop emoji " will launch this month. Included among this release are emoji for hearing aids, manual and motorized wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and arms, white "probing" canes used by the blind and vision impaired, service dogs, and guide dogs .
  • Outcry over Uganda plan to draw tourists with 'curvy women'

    Outcry over Uganda plan to draw tourists with 'curvy women'

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    Uganda has announced they will be using attractive curvy women as a strategy to promote tourism in the country, a statement which has sparked outrage online. And in a Change.org petition , campaigner Primrose Murungi wrote that she "personally feels attacked" by the idea, and called for Mr Kiwanda to issue an apology to the public.
  • Hampshire photojournalist captured by Islamic State is 'believed to be still alive'

    Hampshire photojournalist captured by Islamic State is 'believed to be still alive'

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    Wallace, who made the remarks in London at a briefing for global journalists, did not elaborate or say whether Cantlie is thought to be in areas still held by ISIS. The ISIL group killed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff , and aid worker Peter Kassig, who were all United States citizens. Most recently the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, said Mr Cantlie had been spotted in eastern Syria according to news websites.