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Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The US president urges European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher.

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Mateusz Morawiecki will not now visit Israel, after PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "Poles co-operated".

Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

About 10,000 men took part in the Saidaiji-eyo festival at a Buddhist temple in Okayama.

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó sets up possible confrontation over US aid
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.

Bill de Blasio called the tech giant's decision to scrap plans for a second headquarters in Queens 'an abuse of corporate power'
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is still upset that Amazon isn't coming to New York.

Analysis: The fight over Amazon is the fight for the future of the Democratic Party
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019

It was Democrats who brought Amazon to New York City, and it was Democrats who chased it away.

Ocasio-Cortez: Amazon has not shown good faith to NYC
Posted on Saturday February 16, 2019

After Amazon announced the company would not be building their second headquarters in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she believed the company "has not shown good faith to New Yorkers."

Analysis: How Amazon blew its chance in New York
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019

The deal was supposed to be foolproof.

Amazon should have seen this coming
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019

Thanks to a public uprising, Amazon has backed off its plans to bring a new headquarters to Long Island City. CNN's Jon Sarlin explains why Amazon should have seen the backlash coming.

Six more years of Trump 'would be bad for the country': 2020 GOP hopeful Bill Weld
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld discusses his potential challenge to President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination.

Light snow, ice will bring messy Monday morning commute in Northeast
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The start of the work week could be messy across the Northeast.

Suspect in shooting of police officer at large, considered 'armed and dangerous'
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Donquale Maurice Gray, 25, is on the run and considered "armed and dangerous."

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl.

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Police say man killed four during a hostage situation in a Mississippi home.

California man sentenced to prison for starting wildfire that forced over 7,000 to evacuate
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

A man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted to sparking a wildfire in Southern California that forced over 7,000 residents to evacuate last summer.

Taco Bell employee’s inspirational messages praised by customers
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

This is nacho typical fast food story.

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.

World War II Purple Heart recipient turns 100 in Georgia
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

A World War II Purple Heart recipient who turned 100 says that age is only a number.

On President’s Day let’s reflect on the role faith played in our founders' vision for America
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

This Presidents Day take a moment to reflect on how our nation’s leaders have exercised their faith while serving and let their example encourage everyday citizens like you and me to let our faith impact our nation, too.

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Mohammed Khalifa, a 35-year-old Canadian citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia and is of Ethiopian descent, says he is the narrator of multiple English-language Islamic State videos.

Teenager Who Joined ISIS and Wants to Return to U.K. Gives Birth in Syria
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Shamima Begum, 19, had expressed little regret for joining the terrorist group but wanted to return home to protect the health of her child. Her son was born in a refugee camp.

Bernie Sanders Stumbled With Black Voters in 2016. Can He Do Better in 2020?
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders spent Martin Luther King’s Birthday in South Carolina, where he spoke at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia. He won only 14 percent of the state’s black vote in the 2016 presidential primary, exit polls showed.

Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in Munich on Saturday. She pushed back against his call for European allies to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India.

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory".

Russia's Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA: source
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday.

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday.

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church's credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.

'It's called the First Amendment': Pundits decry Trump call for 'retribution' against 'SNL'
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

"One thing that makes America  great is that the people can laugh at you without retribution," said Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

     
 
 

'SNL': Trump slaps back after Alec Baldwin mocks his national emergency news conference
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Alec Baldwin impersonated President Trump on "Saturday Night Live," which played off him defending his decision to declare a national emergency.

     
 
 

Chicago police pursue claims Jussie Smollett attack may have been faked
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

A police source tells USA TODAY that investigators are attempting to interview Jussie Smollett again about an attack on the "Empire" actor.

     
 
 

Vice President Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in a speech
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

"I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump," Pence said.

     
 
 

NASCAR has a problem, and drivers aren't sure how to fix it
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

NASCAR's popularity is lagging, and there's no clear way to bring fans back.

     
 
 

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State of emergency: Norman Ornstein on Trump's border wall
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor for the Atlantic, says that if President Donald Trump can succeed with his voluntary state of emergency created to take funds for his border wall, he is setting the table for something much more dangerous.

Source: Men say Smollett paid them to participate in alleged attack
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack and they're now cooperating with police. A source close to the investigation told CBS News the brothers told detectives that Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack. Carter Evans reports.

When modern art shook New York
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

On February 17, 1913, the Armory Show, a landmark New York City exhibition presenting nearly 1,400 works of avant-garde art, causing a furor among critics and the public. Jane Pauley reports.

"Mobituaries": The life of Sammy Davis Jr.
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The latest episode in Mo Rocca's podcast series explores the career of the man many consider the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.

US woman 'deeply regrets' joining Isis and wants to return home
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Exclusive: Hoda Muthana is only American among 1,500 foreign women and children at a Syrian refugee camp

An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last pocket of land controlled by Islamic State says she “deeply regrets” travelling to Syria to join the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama.

Related: Agonising hunt by US father for children trapped in Isis enclave

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Brexit: May risks fresh confrontation with ERG over backstop
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Eurosceptics react angrily to culture secretary’s suggestion backstop may not be removed

Theresa May is facing a fresh showdown with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs after a cabinet minister suggested she may put her Brexit deal to parliament again without having secured a change to the withdrawal text.

Before talks between May and EU leaders, the culture secretary, Jeremy Wright, said the prime minister’s aim was to solve the Northern Ireland backstop issue but the “mechanism” of the change did not matter.

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Russian flag hung on Salisbury Cathedral year after novichok attack
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Staff have since removed flag hung on scaffolding before anniversary of poisoning of Skripals

A Russian flag was hung briefly from scaffolding on Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday night, almost a year after the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with novichok in the city. The flag was taken down on Sunday after cathedral staff were made aware of it.

It is thought that someone climbed the scaffolding and put the flag there during the hours of darkness. The first anniversary of the nerve agent attack on Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia, 33, who were discovered collapsed on a park bench in the city centre, will fall on 4 March.

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Trump ally Graham will subpoena McCabe and Rosenstein over 'coup'
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Trump ally Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation into claims senior justice department officials discussed invoking the 25th amendment and removing the president from power.

Related: Andrew McCabe says officials discussed removing Trump after Comey firing

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Flybmi tells customers to seek refunds from credit card companies
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Sister group Loganair to take over some routes as thousands remain out-of-pocket

Flybmi is advising customers to seek refunds from credit and debit card companies or rebook with other airlines after the company collapsed late on Saturday, leading to the cancellation of thousands of journeys.

On Sunday night, it emerged that Flybmi’s Glasgow-based sister company Loganair, which flies to the Scottish Highlands and Islands as well as to a small number of destinations in England, Ireland and Scandinavia, was poised to step in and take over five of Flybmi’s routes from next month.

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More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Researchers say this number could be much higher, and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime carried out 98 percent of them, dropping chlorine gas, sarin and sulfur mustard gas on civilians.

An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments — note by note — for posterity.

'Every Day Is A Good Day When You're Floating': Anne McClain Talks Life In Space
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Kindergartners from Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro field questions to McClain, who's an astronaut serving on the International Space Station.

Interior Dept.'s Push To Limit Public Records Requests Draws Criticism
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Public records requests to the office of the Secretary of the Interior have increased by over 200 percent since 2016. Critics say that proposed rule changes to limit those requests will hamper access.

Their Home Survived The Camp Fire — But Their Insurance Did Not
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The Camp Fire in November 2018 incinerated roughly 90 percent of the homes in Paradise, Calif. Owners of the few remaining homes may find it more difficult to keep their home insured.

Why Sarah Sanders used the Notes app, just like everyone else
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Notes, a pre-downloaded iOS app, has become the go-to for quick statements from prominent people in PR crises.

Probe into alleged Jussie Smollett attack shifts to whether actor staged incident, source says
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The shift in investigation was reported a day after Chicago police said it was releasing two men questioned without charge, citing new evidence.

Hunters say it's not a 'zombie disease,' but they are worried about deer illness
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

“Thankfully no one has ever contracted the disease from eating CWD-positive venison, but I‘d love to have a crystal ball to see if that’s still the case or not in 25 years,” one hunting advocate said.

Trump's border declaration facing legal challenges; experts weigh in
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is planning to sue the administration.

A cure for aging? Hype outpaces reality
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

“There is financial incentive and inducement to overpromise before all the research is in.”

Biden slams Trump's treatment of European allies as speculation mounts of possible 2020 run - Fox News
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

  1. Biden slams Trump's treatment of European allies as speculation mounts of possible 2020 run  Fox News
  2. Merkel, Pence clash on Iran deal at Munich conference | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  3. Iran hits back at Pence comments, calling US 'biggest source of destabilization' in Middle East | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Opinion | An off-key Pence sings from the Trump hymnal to a stony European reception  The Washington Post
  5. Pence’s Calls to Pressure Iran Fall on Deaf Ears in Europe  The Wall Street Journal
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Trump demands European nations take back ISIS fighters captured by U.S. - AOL
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

  1. Trump demands European nations take back ISIS fighters captured by U.S.  AOL
  2. Germany cool on Trump appeal to take back IS fighters from Syria  Reuters
  3. Trump demands Europe put hundreds of ISIL fighters on trial | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  4. Without territory or new recruits, Islamic State is in its death throes  The Guardian
  5. What should be done with foreign ISIL fighters captured in Syria? l Inside Story  Al Jazeera English
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More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says - NPR
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

  1. More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says  NPR
  2. U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander  Reuters
  3. Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them  Daily Mail
  4. Syrian military linked to more than 300 chemical attacks, report says  The Washington Post
  5. Syria's Assad pledges no bargaining over constitution  Reuters
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Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, US of seeking war - CNBC
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, US of seeking war  CNBC

Iran's foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a ...

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‘Spreading Like a Poison’: Anti-Semitic Acts Increase in France - The Wall Street Journal
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

  1. ‘Spreading Like a Poison’: Anti-Semitic Acts Increase in France  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse at 'yellow vest' protest  Al Jazeera English
  3. Tear gas, hate speech mark 14th yellow vest protest  USA TODAY
  4. France's yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions  Fox News
  5. Macron attacks yellow vests after philosopher abused at rally  CNN
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US firefighters rescue very large cat which was stuck up tree
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Firefighters have rescued a mountain lion from a tree outside a house in the southern California desert.

Tributes paid to Greek baker who fed hundreds of refugees
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Tributes have been paid to Dionissis Arvanitakis, a baker who provided free bread to refugees on a Greek island, after his death at the age of 77.

Jackie Kennedy’s younger sister and socialite Lee Radziwill dies aged 85
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 85.

Ramsey will be big loss to Gunners, says Arsene Wenger
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Arsene Wenger believes losing Aaron Ramsey’s unique qualities in midfield will be a setback for Arsenal.

More bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.

Anti-Semitism probe launched after comments made at yellow vest protest
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Paris authorities have opened an investigation into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital.

US-backed Syria force says Islamic State holding 1,000 civilians
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian militia fighting the group has said.

France’s yellow vest protesters mark milestone amid anti-Semitism furore
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the start of their anti-government movement.

Blenheim Forge a cut above after near-£30,000 knife sale to Gordon Ramsay
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

British bladesmith Blenheim Forge has secured the edge over rivals after striking a near-£30,000 sale of gourmet knives to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and celebrating its best ever Christmas.

Chicago police say Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

Chicago police say “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the Empire actor.

Shamima Begum: ISIS bride reveals WHY she went to Syria - 'People should have sympathy'
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



RUNAWAY schoolgirl Shamima Begum has claimed propaganda videos persuaded her to travel to Syria to join ISIS in 2015.

UK tourist warning: Foreign office issue ALERT as crimewave grips holiday hotspot
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



BRITISH tourists are being warned to be on alert about visiting top holiday destination Dominican Republic this half term after a spate of robberies and sexual attacks.

Ancient Egyptian COFFIN stolen before being flogged to New York museum for $4 million
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



AN ancient Egyptian coffin is being shipped back to Cairo from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art after curators made the shocking discovery the gold centrepiece had been stolen and flogged to them for $4 million.

Former policeman named as the world's most wanted drug kingpin
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



A FORMER policeman turned sadistic killer has been named as the world's most wanted drug kingpin in succession to notorious cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

World War 3 fears: Modi urged to ‘TAKE REVENGE’ on Pakistan for terror attack
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been urged to take “revenge” on Pakistan after a terror attack by militants in the disputed Kashmir region which claimed the lives of 44 paramilitary police, further ramping up tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations.

US weather forecast: Two storms to bring DISRUPTIVE snow, ice and rain to Midwest
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



TWO STORMS will bring snow, ice and rain across the Midwest to the northeastern United States this coming week according to forecasters.

Russia v EU: Sergei Lavrov lashes out at Brussels and Washington - ‘Meaningless rivalry!’
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



EUROPEAN nations have been pushed into a “meaningless rivalry” with Russia, according to top Kremlin diplomat Sergei Lavrov.

Tsunami WARNING issued after HUGE 6.4 magnitude EARTHQUAKE rocks Papua New Guinea
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



PAPUA New Guinea has been rocked by a huge 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. Here is everything you need to know after a tsunami warning was issued.

SAS soldiers on aid mission injured in roadside bombing
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



TWO BRITISH Special Forces soldiers deployed on a top-secret humanitarian mission in Yemen have been injured in a roadside bomb blast. The soldiers, members of the elite SAS regiment, were part of a joint US-UK mission to identify areas in which supplies can be dropped to starving refugees.

President’s Day 2019 school closures: Is there school tomorrow? Are schools closed?
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019



PRESIDENT’S Day 2019 will take place on Monday, February 18. But will schools be closed as Americans celebrate the birthday of the USA’s first President, George Washington?

Sex abuse survivors demand action from Vatican summit
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

But veteran Vatican watchers say the pope is facing resistance from insiders who don't want transparency.

Trump threatens to release IS fighters if Europe does not take them back
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The US president wants European countries to take back IS fighters now that the US has declared the war against the extremists is all but over on the ground.

Trump may veto disapproval of emergency, says White House
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

US President is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his emergency plans for the wall.

A feast of war and terror as Abu Dhabi fair showcases military might
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

In one demonstration, an unnamed militia threatened to launch ballistic missiles, resulting in an all-out assault by armoured vehicles, tanks and helicopters.

'We thought it was a bomb': Jakarta on edge during presidential debate
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

An explosion outside a south Jakarta stadium complex has sent hundreds of people watching a presidential election debate scrambling for safety.

Lebanon appoints Arab world's first female interior minister
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The move is a small step, but it prises open a foothold for women in the country's overwhelmingly male political scene.

US Defence looks for funds for Trump's 'national emergency' wall
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

United States Defence says it is possible although unclear whether the Pentagon will devote all its military construction pool of $US3.6 billion to the border.

French police fire tear gas on protesters
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

It was the 14th weekend of street protests despite a poll last week showing dwindling support for the so-called Yellow Vests.

Gallery: The best photos from around the world
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors

Karl Marx's London grave vandalised again, with red paint
Posted on Sunday February 17, 2019

The German philosopher's memorial has been attacked in the past with paint, and in 1970 an attempt was made to destroy it with a bomb.