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When Batya Ungar-Sargon, the opinion editor for the Forward , asked who Omar thought was "paying American politicians to be pro-Israel", Omar responded: " AIPAC! " referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. "This is anti-Semitic", Daily Wire journalist Kassy Dillon wrote . Alvin Rosenfeld, director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Indiana University, said that "there is obviously a serious fight going on within the Democratic Party with ...
  • Thai poll body to rule on princess' PM bid after king's rebuke

    Thai poll body to rule on princess' PM bid after king's rebuke

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    Thailand's king has crushed the plans of his older sister to become a candidate for the country's prime minister. Still, Paiboon Nititawan, the pro-military People Reform Party leader, has called on the Election Commission to meet Monday to consider dissolving the Thai Raksa Party for nominating the princess despite withdrawing her nomination.
  • Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player

    Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player

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    Araibi, a former Bahraini national youth team player, was granted refugee status in Australia after fleeing charges in the oil-rich kingdom connected to Arab Spring protests. Former Socceroo Craig Foster tweeted, "thanks go to the wonderful people of Thailand for your support and to Thai Government for upholding global law".
  • Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 15

    Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 15

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    By Saturday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu increased the death toll to 18. "Those who are responsible will be held to account", Soylu said. Turkey's president helped carry the coffin of one of the victims of the apartment building collapse in Istanbul today as the death toll hit 17.
  • Brexit: Theresa May Begging MPs for More Time to Amend Her 'Deal'

    Brexit: Theresa May Begging MPs for More Time to Amend Her 'Deal'

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    The prime minister is due to update parliament this week on the progress of her latest talks with the EU. "I am not clear why you believe it would be preferable to seek a say in future European Union trade deals rather than the ability to strike our own deal?" On Wednesday, Mrs May will ask MPs for more time to get legally-binding changes to the controversial Northern Irish backstop , which she believes will be enough to secure a majority in Parliament for her deal.
  • Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris

    Riot police clash with yellow vest protesters in Paris

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    One witness who filmed the incident, 21-year-old Cyprien Royer, said it had been caused by a flash-ball grenade fired by police to disperse the crowd. France's interior Christophe Castaner tweeted his indignation over the auto being set on fire saying,"These attacks are intolerable". Paris police said the man had lost four fingers.
  • Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order

    Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order

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    He said people who closely follow American politics might know who he was, but he was "hardly ubiquitous in the larger landscape of popular consciousness". Agents later walk Stone back into his home, still handcuffed, for unknown reasons. And Stone, who has pleaded not guilty , asks that the judge allow his case to be randomly assigned.
  • Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

    Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

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    Snow will taper off to flurries on Wednesday", said a Sunday morning Environment Canada news release. Periods of plain rain will occur during Monday. Lows Monday morning will be in the upper 40s. That means we could see almost 12 hours of freezing rain adding up to a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation. The upper levels of the atmosphere will be warming, but temperatures at the surface will still be below freezing.
  • Bissonnette judge's 'unusual' sentencing decision likely to be appealed

    Bissonnette judge's 'unusual' sentencing decision likely to be appealed

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    Crown prosecutors Thomas Jacques, left, and Francois Godin walk to a news conference to react to the judge's sentencing for Alexandre Bissonnette, Feb. "He really backed himself up, to use the expression, " he said. Following hearings a year ago, the sentence was expected to be handed down in October, but the judge delayed it to have more time to ponder his decision.
  • Greece backs Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession

    Greece backs Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession

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    Staring down strong domestic opposition from Greeks anxious the Balkan neighbor was appropriating Greek heritage, the government of leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pushed the name change through parliament on January 25. However, Greece raised objections to the official usage of Macedonia's name, arguing that it implies territorial aspirations against a northern Greek region with the same name.
  • Storm Erik Brings Wet And Windy Weather

    Storm Erik Brings Wet And Windy Weather

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    However, it is thought the storm will largely clear on Sunday with conditions becoming more settled as the week progresses - but there could still be outbreaks of rain. Also on Friday a tree fell on to a double-decker bus in Dorset, but no injuries were reported. The Met Office said strong westerly winds can be expected throughout the county for much of Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Dispute about Nord Stream 2: Moscow warns of obstacles

    Dispute about Nord Stream 2: Moscow warns of obstacles

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    It is trying to look beyond Russian gas - to imports of U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) and new pipelines , such as a planned Norway-Poland pipeline via Denmark, that would supply Sweden and other neighbouring states. Under the compromise agreement, Germany will itself be able to determine the rules under which Nord Stream 2 will operate. However, an attempt to implement new regulations mid-way through the Nord Stream 2 project are nearly certain to run into legal challenges from Russian ...
  • Groom accused of sexually assaulting server, starting fights at his wedding reception

    Groom accused of sexually assaulting server, starting fights at his wedding reception

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    Speaking of "all charges ", Aimers faces charges of false imprisonment of a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and harassment. The Northampton Valley Country Club declined Oxygen.com's request to comment. Once he was off the bus, the groom physically struggled with police while hurling insults at them before he was eventually taken into custody.
  • Suspected DUI driver dances through sobriety check in Pasco County

    Suspected DUI driver dances through sobriety check in Pasco County

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    After the Sheriff's deputies woke him up, Larson got out of the vehicle, which rolled forward and narrowly missed one of the officers. A breath sample showed his blood alcohol content was 0.28. A Sheriff's deputy said he knocked on Larson's window and shouted before Larson responded by waving at the deputy, while appearing disoriented. After more twists, turns, side steps and full rotations, the video ends with Larson appearing to do something like walking lunges and squats in one final ...
  • China upset by Modi’s visit to airport site in Arunachal Pradesh

    China upset by Modi’s visit to airport site in Arunachal Pradesh

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    He said the PM's silence on the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal and reports on the possibility of India's biggest defence scam directly involving the PMO, speaks volumes about the BJP government's destructive decisions. Naidu pulled the TDP out of the NDA last March over the Centre's refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh. PM Modi is going to witness the injustice done to Andhra by him.
  • High-stakes US-China trade talks resume as deadline approaches

    High-stakes US-China trade talks resume as deadline approaches

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    Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other U.S. officials are scheduled to go to Beijing next week to again meet with their Chinese counterparts. The March crude contract was up seven cents at US$52.71 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up 2.6 cents at US$2.58 per mmBTU. Businesses have been planning for the scenario of rising tariffs at the beginning of next month, by rushing imports and stockpiling goods - although that doesn't mean companies are embracing increased ...
  • Republican accuses Democrats of 'dog and pony show' during Whitaker's hearing

    Republican accuses Democrats of 'dog and pony show' during Whitaker's hearing

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    Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) said Friday that the United States government should pay reparations to be made to migrant kids who had been separated from their families at the border. The question that this Committee must now ask is: "Why?" Trump's nominee to permanently take over as attorney general, William Barr , could be confirmed by the Senate as early as next week after a Senate panel voted to advance him Thursday, reported CNN .
  • Five teens, aged 12 to 16, charged with killing musician

    Five teens, aged 12 to 16, charged with killing musician

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    Prosecutors plan to charge them as adults, the Nashville Tennessean reported . Police said Yorlets was shot outside of the home, but he was able to make it back inside. "On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets ", the band wrote. Witnesses near the scene of the arrest told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck.
  • Larger groups seen crossing border as overall arrests drop

    Larger groups seen crossing border as overall arrests drop

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    CBP said it would release more information later Friday, but additional details had not been released by mid-afternoon. There were almost 150 children, including 32 who were traveling alone. The 290 migrants included people from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. The agencies issued an update about an hour later stating the crossing had been reopened.
  • Backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

    Backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

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    US President Donald Trump said that he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the territory held by the so-called Islamic State group had been completely liberated. But activists and residents say IS still has sleeper cells in Syria and Iraq, and is laying the groundwork for an insurgency. An SDF statement said the offensive was focused on the village of Baghouz.
  • Prince Philip Surrenders Driver's License 3 Weeks After Car Crash

    Prince Philip Surrenders Driver's License 3 Weeks After Car Crash

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    Philip was behind the wheel of a Land Rover near the royals' Sandringham estate - it's located in eastern England - when he smashed into another vehicle. It won't have been easy for him to make as it is a loss of independence. The Duke of Edinburgh has surrendered his driving licence after being involved in a crash and then being spotted behind the wheel without a seatbelt.
  • House Democrats Divided On Strategy To Force Release Of Trump's Tax Returns

    House Democrats Divided On Strategy To Force Release Of Trump's Tax Returns

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    Interested in Donald Trump? Pelosi said Wednesday that she talked to Vice President Mike Pence and urged him to keep the White House out of the talks. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., encouraged his Republican colleagues to stand behind President Donald Trump and his demand for heightened border security as Congress approaches its deadline for border wall funding.
  • Rare snow blankets Seattle, canceling flights and wreaking havoc

    Rare snow blankets Seattle, canceling flights and wreaking havoc

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    It's only the fourth time the area has seen 6 inches of snow since 1991. The city averages less than an inch of snow in February. Heavy equipment and crews then cleared more than 20 fallen trees and 8 miles (13 kilometers) of deep snow on the road leading to the lodge to allow guests and staff to leave the property Thursday night.