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The Thick of It and Veep creator Armando Iannucci's latest political farce, The Death of Stalin , looks like it might be a timely send-up of contemporary geopolitics, even if early reviews have been mixed . "This is absolute libel, a game of bluff created to convince us that our country is awful, and the people and rulers are all fools - everything is distorted, from the anthem to the characters", she said.
  • Egypt excludes ex-army chief of staff from voters database

    Egypt excludes ex-army chief of staff from voters database

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    His presidential campaign organisers told Reuters Anan had been arrested in Cairo. In a televised statement broadcast Saturday, Anan announced his decision to run in elections slated for March. With Anan's exit, the only viable candidate appears to be human rights lawyer Khaled Ali. An army spokesman said in a televised statement that Anan's announcement was meant to drive a wedge between the armed forces and the Egyptian people.
  • LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of 30K points

    LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of 30K points

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    After all, he has also been the youngest to 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 and 25,000 points. Commenters mocked James' pre-emptive self-congratulation in remarks beneath the post. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers argues after being ejected in the second half by referee Kane Fitzgerald #5 while playing the Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena on November 28, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 22 killed in vehicle bomb attack in Libya

    22 killed in vehicle bomb attack in Libya

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    The second, larger blast went off around 10 to 15 minutes across the street later as security and other emergency officials were on the scene. The victims included both military personnel and civilians, reports stated. The twin explosions shattered the relative calm that had recently returned to the country's second city, scene of more than three years of warfare from 2014 until late last year.
  • Venezuela Calls Early Elections

    Venezuela Calls Early Elections

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    Speculation has been growing in recent weeks that elections would be held earlier to take advantage of divisions within the opposition, which has been struggling to capitalize on growing discontent with Maduro. The opposition argues that the electoral playing field is skewed in the government's favor. The order tasks the pro-government National Electoral Council with setting the precise date for the upcoming presidential vote.
  • Attacks on Save the Children office in Jalalabad

    Attacks on Save the Children office in Jalalabad

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    Afghanistan's TOLO news channel published footage showing dozens of what it said were Afghan Special Forces members at the scene. The attack in Jalalabad came just days after Taliban militants attacked the Hotel Intercontinental in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 20 people, including 13 foreigners.
  • Trump Jr: Imagine If I 'Lost Texts' Like the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Trump Jr: Imagine If I 'Lost Texts' Like the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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    In another exchange, Strzok appeared to say that he did not believe the Russian Federation probe would uncover any bombshell evidence against Trump. "So please clear. "There is a text exchange between these two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, these supposed-to-be fact-centric Federal Bureau of Investigation agents saying, 'Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society , '" noted Rep.
  • The 'Classically Smiths' concerts have been cancelled

    The 'Classically Smiths' concerts have been cancelled

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    Yesterday, the Manchester Camerata Orchestra announced a new show featuring orchestral versions of Smiths songs . Nearly as soon as the announcement of the "Classically Smiths " shows - billed as featuring former members Andy Rourke , Mike Joyce , and Craig Gannon playing Smiths songs with orchestral accompaniment -went out Monday, Rourke's rep reached out to say that he had never actually signed on to this tour and that any quotes attributed to him in the press materials had been ...
  • Warm Weather For Your Weekend, With A Chance Of Storms On Sunday

    Warm Weather For Your Weekend, With A Chance Of Storms On Sunday

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    The forecast says Saturday will start out fine, with partly sunny skies and a high reaching about 40. There's a slight chance of rain Monday night , with lows dipping into the mid-30s. said thunderstorms were moving through the Philly metro area, especially west of Interstate 95. The forecast calls for snow turning into sleet Monday , with 1- to 2- inches of snow accumulation in central New Hampshire.
  • Mueller's Team Interviewed Sessions in Russia Meddling Probe

    Mueller's Team Interviewed Sessions in Russia Meddling Probe

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    He is seen as a potentially important witness given that Mr Trump initially said he fired Mr Comey last May at the recommendation of the Justice Department. Sessions is entangled in Mueller's investigation in multiple ways. Sessions had previously recused himself in March 2017 from taking part in any investigations related to Russian interference in the 2016 election due to previously undisclosed conversations he had with then-Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the campaign.
  • NY Times, Associated Press Blame Democrats for Government Shutdown

    NY Times, Associated Press Blame Democrats for Government Shutdown

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    The political stakes have intensified now that the shutdown has entered the work week and hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been forced off the job. Former President Barack Obama created the program after years of inaction by Congress to address this class of undocumented immigrants. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was trusting the pledge of his Republican counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , to allow a "free and open debate" on immigration.
  • The real 'Rosie the Riveter' has died at 96

    The real 'Rosie the Riveter' has died at 96

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    Then in February 1943, Westinghouse distributed the now-iconic poster created by J. Howard Miller of a woman flexing her bicep saying, "We Can Do It!" across factories, which were used to prevent employee absenteeism and strikes. It quickly became a symbol for feminism and it was named Rosie the Riveter. After the war, she married three times and worked as a waitress. In 2011, when Fraley saw the picture of herself identified as someone else, she was justifiably shocked, and wrote the ...
  • EasyJet secures revenue boost from faltering rivals

    EasyJet secures revenue boost from faltering rivals

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    This includes capacity reductions in its markets, notably following the collapse of Monarch Airlines and Air Berlin and the impact of flight cancellations from Ryanair . It is one of the three main airlines flying into and out of the United Kingdom alongside Ryanair , whose growth has slown... Headline cost-per-seat, excluding fuel, increased by 1%.
  • Trump, Sessions Have Been Pressuring FBI Director To Fire McCabe

    Trump, Sessions Have Been Pressuring FBI Director To Fire McCabe

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    Under FBI rules governing accumulated leave, he may be able to exit earlier. Christopher Wray is sworn in as the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "I am certainly not discussing what Attorney General Sessions and Director Wray discuss on the job", Conway said. "I would have no immediate information of that".
  • At least 5 students shot at Kentucky high school, suspect in custody

    At least 5 students shot at Kentucky high school, suspect in custody

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    He was then confronted by a school district staffer and soon arrested by law enforcement on school grounds. Edge said it's unclear where the boy may have gotten the weapon. The school was placed on lockdown and emergency responders are already on scene. The boy fled after being confronted by a school district official but was later arrested.
  • Federal Government Reopens After Spending Bill Passes

    Federal Government Reopens After Spending Bill Passes

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    And with the fundamental row on immigration and funding of Trump's border wall unresolved, Republicans and Democrats may very well find themselves back in a similar stalemate come February 9. Schumer had faulted Trump for the stalemate, noting Monday that the president twice rescinded a compromise deal he agreed to on Friday. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said he thought Schumer of NY agreed to push back the vote to give his caucus "a chance to chew" on a GOP proposal to break ...
  • Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

    Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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    Jackson said with mostly normal results on a battery of tests and examinations " excellent ", Trump , 71, has remarkably good cardiac health, probably because he does not smoke or drink alcohol. Trump said Thursday that not even he - someone known for overestimating something's impact - could have foreseen that his tax plan would have the affect it has had.
  • One of Twitter's top bosses may be headed to SoFi

    One of Twitter's top bosses may be headed to SoFi

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    Noto has been Twitter's COO for a little more than a year. "I am immensely proud of our team and the key milestones we achieved during my time at the company". Is it possible that Twitter may be facing a new round of upheaval in its executive ranks? There is speculation that Noto may be negotiating with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about a greater leadership role with the company, the Journal reported.
  • What's Behind Turkey's Attack on Syria's Kurds

    What's Behind Turkey's Attack on Syria's Kurds

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    Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to oust from the area a US-allied Kurdish militia. Turkish forces are deployed in Idlib to police one of the four '"deconfliction zones " designed by Russian Federation to reduce the fighting in Syria.
  • Congress passes spending bill to end three-day government shutdown

    Congress passes spending bill to end three-day government shutdown

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    The ultimate decision was up to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Senator Chuck Schumer, they said. While there was optimism from Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that an immigration bill to protect Dreamers and bolster border security can pass the Senate, it was not clear that the more conservative House would accept such legislation.
  • How I had sex with Trump without condom - Porn star reveals

    How I had sex with Trump without condom - Porn star reveals

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    Another time he had her spank him with a Forbes magazine'. During a visit to Jerusalem on Monday, the Vice President broke his silence on reports that the adult film star had an affair with Donald Trump , telling The Associated Press he was "not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president".
  • Nation pays tribute to Netaji on his birth anniversary

    Nation pays tribute to Netaji on his birth anniversary

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    In a tweet last week, Banerjee had said she wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare the birth anniversaries of Netaji and Swami Vivekananda national holidays. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also remembered Netaji's "undying love for the motherland & courage and sacrifice for country's freedom continues to guide us in Nation-building".
  • Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen USA government

    Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen USA government

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    Even if the potential bill passes, it could face significant hurdles in the House . Despite McConnell's commitment, there is nothing binding the House to the deal. He argued that they won a concession from McConnell that he isn't requiring President Donald Trump to sign off before an immigration bill moves to the floor.
  • Macron: French would 'in all probability' again a 'Frexit'

    Macron: French would 'in all probability' again a 'Frexit'

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    Macron is expected to join the more than 140 CEOs in the evening, after unveiling a 300-million-euro investment by Japanese carmaker Toyota in northern France. But such investments have failed to make a significant difference on the jobs front, with France's unemployment rate still stuck at 9.7% - almost twice that of Britain or Germany.
  • UN Palestinian refugee agency launches fundraising campaign following U.S. aid cut

    UN Palestinian refugee agency launches fundraising campaign following U.S. aid cut

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    Head of the Popular Refugee Committee in Rafah, Ziad al-Sarfandi, said the rally comes in response to the USA decision to curtail its aids to the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees. UNRWA, which provides assistance in education, health and food to some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East, is already suffering from a 49-million US dollars financial deficit and any fund suspension would have a negative impact on its work.
  • Environment Canada says dense fog may cause 'near zero visibility'

    Environment Canada says dense fog may cause 'near zero visibility'

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    It warned drivers to go slowly and be prepared to stop often. "Rainfall totals will range from 0.75" to 1.50" by the time it's all said and done. In the morning, the roads will likely be less slippery than predicted earlier. There will be a large chunk of the day where we'll be dry. By Friday and through the weekend, forecastors call for mostly sunny days with highs back in the 70s.