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Germany has been without a government for more than four months and concerns are growing across the world that Europe's largest economy may not be in a position to introduce key policies as Brexit and eurozone reform issues loom. Merkel's bloc does not want to ban fixed-term contracts like the SPD but has offered to prevent the repeated renewal of such contracts as a compromise.
  • Voodoo ritual leaves 5yo girl with 3d degree face burns in MA

    Voodoo ritual leaves 5yo girl with 3d degree face burns in MA

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    The incident took place in the USA state of MA where Peggy LaBossiere , 51 and Rachel Hilaire , 40, performed the ritual on her because they thought that a demon was making a five-year-old girl misbehave. They also denied injuring the girl and threatening her brother. The two women are scheduled to be back in Brockton Superior Court on Feb.7, Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether they are too risky to be released or granted bail.
  • Democrats Dig Themselves Into A Hole After Trump's Speech

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    The first pillar, and one that might not find immediate support with the most vocal members of Trump's anti-immigrant base, is a "path to citizenship" for 1.8 million undocumented migrants who arrived at a young age. Jacky Rosen. Having already fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, while he was investigating allegations of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, Democrats have warned that another firing could lead to a constitutional ...
  • Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.27

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    The stock increased 2.12% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $26.97. About 59,920 shares traded. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Tecogen Inc. Gulf Fincl Bank (Uk) has invested 0.05% in SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) has gone weaker by -6.92%. Zacks upgraded SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG).
  • Evangelical leads Costa Rica presidential vote

    Evangelical leads Costa Rica presidential vote

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    Following last month's decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Fabricio Alvarado, a 43-year-old journalist with a prominent career as a preacher and Christian singer, vaulted to 16.9 percent in a survey published January 31 by the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Political Sciences, or CIEP.
  • Strong natural disaster strikes coast of Taiwan

    Strong natural disaster strikes coast of Taiwan

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    Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China quake Networks Center (CENC). The epicentre of the natural disaster was located 27.8 kilometers northeast of Hualien at a shallow depth of 16 kilometres. Taiwan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and routinely experiences relatively minor earthquakes. An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train parked on a side track in SC early Sunday, killing two Amtrak employees and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said.
  • After year of bitter feuds, Trump urges bipartisan cooperation

    After year of bitter feuds, Trump urges bipartisan cooperation

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    He bragged about all of the promises he has fulfilled - "promises plus", he dubbed it - and claimed that his party is united like never before. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted the news media for ignoring Friday's strong jobs figures - "only Russia, Russia, Russia" - and quoted an editorial from The Wall Street Journal slamming the Federal Bureau of Investigation as "a tool of anti-Trump political actors".
  • NFL Honors: Patriots QB Tom Brady named league MVP

    NFL Honors: Patriots QB Tom Brady named league MVP

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    The Seahawks won division titles in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016 under Carroll, with their defense considered among the best in the league, but that second Super Bowl title has proved elusive. Their defense is the best of the best that can effectively stop the run, do well against the pass, and consistently get to the quarterback. This is their bread and butter as Nick Foles has completed 93.8% of his passes in the RPO during the playoffs.
  • Warriors blow 12-point lead to Nuggets, drop two of three

    Warriors blow 12-point lead to Nuggets, drop two of three

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    Kerr explained after shootaround Friday morning that his tweet was meant to be sent as a direct message to a friend on Twitter. "I looked down at my phone and I have this entire text that's ready to send to a random friend that is the exact conversation we just had", he added.
  • Super Bowl pregame show 2018: Performers and schedule of events

    Super Bowl pregame show 2018: Performers and schedule of events

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    Bank Stadium. This year , authorities with the Host Committee said they've been planning for cold - with warming benches, places near Super Bowl Live for folks to go inside, and suggestions for appropriate clothing - for years. However, the two are from San Diego and weren't planning to be in Minnesota in February. This will be the Patriots tenth appearance at the Super Bowl and potentially their sixth title, but will the Eagles be able to stop them and gain their first ever win? The ...
  • Terrell Owens elected to Hall of Fame

    Terrell Owens elected to Hall of Fame

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    And then there is the case of former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens , who hasn't been selected in his two years of eligibility despite possessing Hall-of-Fame numbers: Owens ranks second in National Football League history in receiving yards (15,9434), third in receiving touchdowns (153) and eighth in receptions (1,078).
  • Zionist regime carries out 100+ airstrikes in Egypt

    Zionist regime carries out 100+ airstrikes in Egypt

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    Refaai denied the authenticity of the report, saying that the Egyptian army is the sole entity that is conducting military operations in co-operation with local police forces in certain areas in North Sinai. With Cairo lagging in the fight against Islamic State, Israel, which grew increasingly anxious because of the security situation in the nearby North African country sought to intervene, a report by New York Times revealed.
  • Odinga ally arrested by Kenya police following

    Odinga ally arrested by Kenya police following " symbolic inauguration"

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    The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said it was concerned at the government's "attempts to interfere with the rights to freedom of expression". Among the activist's prayers is an order for compensation of the media houses for loss incurred during the period of the switch off. Judge Chacha Mwita ordered the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to restore live transmission for the stations.
  • Father and daughter arrested over incest

    Father and daughter arrested over incest

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    Months after moving out, the biological mother reportedly discovered in the diary of one of her daughters that Katie was pregnant and Steven was the father. Steven Pladl told his wife he was the father of Katie's child and that they planned to marry. The wife then contacted Steven and challenged him about the issue, which he confirmed was true and added that he and Katie were planning to get married, a court heard last week.
  • Assault on J&K students: Three of six accused arrested

    Assault on J&K students: Three of six accused arrested

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    The Haryana Police on Saturday arrested three accused and identified a few others in connection with the assault of two Kashmiri students at Central University when they were returning from mosque after offering namaz in Mahendergarh on Friday.
  • United Nations mediator begins talks in Macedonia on dispute with Greece

    United Nations mediator begins talks in Macedonia on dispute with Greece

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    They held banners reading "Hands off Macedonia!" and chanted the national anthem. Athens thus seeks guarantees that the use of the name by its neighbour implies no claim to parts of its own territory. Outside the capital, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Thessaloniki on January 21 in the first major protest over the name dispute, with police saying 90,000 people attended but organizers putting the number at 400,000.
  • Korea skaters draw applause during Olympic practice

    Korea skaters draw applause during Olympic practice

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    We will not allow North Korea's propaganda to hijack the messaging of the Olympics. North Korea's delegation to the Olympic Games in South Korea's PyeongChang will be led by President of the Presidium of Supreme People's Assembly (national parliament) Kim Yong-nam, Kyodo said on Sunday citing a source in South Korea's ministry of reunification.
  • North Korea's Berlin embassy used to acquire nuclear tech: spy chief

    North Korea's Berlin embassy used to acquire nuclear tech: spy chief

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    He did not say what type of technology was procured, but said it could be used for civilian and military purposes. Speaking to German public television channel ARD in an interview to be broadcast on Monday, he added: "From our point of view, they were for the missile programme but also partly for the nuclear programme".
  • Super Bowl 2018: Odds, point spread, and over/under for Eagles vs. Patriots

    Super Bowl 2018: Odds, point spread, and over/under for Eagles vs. Patriots

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    If the Eagles were able to pierce the Vikings like that, what will they be able to do against the Pats? "Ain't no 'if, ' man", he told reporters. "We're going to go the distance". But they are much more than that. I have a soft spot for Philly for sure, but you see how good Tom Brady is and it's hard to go against it. Shoua Chang, left, and Perseyeus Chang, middle, don Tom Brady New England Patriots jerseys, while Early Chang wears a Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles jersey at the ...
  • South Africa's ANC top leaders to meet under-pressure Zuma

    South Africa's ANC top leaders to meet under-pressure Zuma

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    Zuma, who has not said whether he will step down voluntarily before his second term as president ends, has been deserted by several prominent allies in the ANC since Ramaphosa took over leadership of what is the only party to govern South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • White House To Withdraw Controversial Nominee For Top Environmental Post

    White House To Withdraw Controversial Nominee For Top Environmental Post

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    The White House plans to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official confirmed to CNN Saturday. Her withdrawal brought relief to some of her critics. In testimony given to the Senate committee previous year, White said humans probably contributed to warming trends, but "the extent to which, I think, is uncertain", the Post reported.
  • Soldiers Killed, 1 Injured In Pak Firing In Jammu And Kashmir's Rajouri

    Soldiers Killed, 1 Injured In Pak Firing In Jammu And Kashmir's Rajouri

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    The Indian troops have retaliated "strongly and effectively" and fierce artillery exchanges were underway in this section and some adjoining areas of the de facto border as reports last came in. "My condolences to the deceased's families", Mehooba tweeted. Earlier on Jan 20-21, the Foreign Office had informed of an Indian ceasefire violation across the LoC in Nikial Sector.
  • Maduro named as Venezuela's socialist party candidate

    Maduro named as Venezuela's socialist party candidate

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    Tillerson's comments did not set well with representatives of more than 50 social and political organizations who protested Tillerson's visit to Mexico, saying his tone in Texas "was not only interfering, it was insulting, abusive and humiliating because he is an emissary of [President Donald] Trump".
  • India wins the world cup title; beat Australia by 8 wickets

    India wins the world cup title; beat Australia by 8 wickets

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    Australia captain Jason Sangha opted to bat after winning the toss but his team was sluggish at the beginning. Prithvi Shaw , Manoj Kalra, Shubhman gill make the top three batsmen of the team. As the Indian bowlers were gaining momentum, Merlo weathered the storm and shared a 75 run stand for the third wicket with Param Uppal (34) to resurrect the innings.
  • North Korea criticizes Trump administration as a racist billionaire's club

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    According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, Yun, after his meeting with the Vice Unification Minister of South Korea Chun Hae-sung in Seoul, reportedly stated that he perceived the renewed communication between South and North Korea and the latter sending their delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics this year, as a "good opportunity" to make efforts toward denuclearization.
  • 'Coldest Week Of Winter' Ahead But At Least It Will Be Sunny(ish)

    'Coldest Week Of Winter' Ahead But At Least It Will Be Sunny(ish)

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    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice , running from 9pm on Monday until 3pm on Tuesday. Craig Snell from the Met Office told Sun Online: "Commuters travelling on Monday morning in London and the south east should check travel options before heading out, because it will snow during rush hour".
  • PLO could withdraw recognition of Israel

    PLO could withdraw recognition of Israel

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    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Bern Sunday against the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there, the rally was peaceful. Every month, the UN Security Council meets to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; normally, the ambassadors of Israel and Palestine attend. The Palestinian President is expected to address the UNSC members to restate PLO's commitment for a peaceful settlement with Israel and call to establish a dependent ...
  • Minnesota Embraces The Coldest Super Bowl Ever

    Minnesota Embraces The Coldest Super Bowl Ever

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    This will be the second Super Bowl that Minneapolis has hosted. An ice storm hit Atlanta during Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, but it was played indoors in the Georgia Dome. "I've been laughed at and kind of ridiculed". "There's a lot of fantastic things you can do and see once you're in the stadium", Lanier said. This list does not include players who were on Super Bowl teams but on injured reserve or players who were signed onto the practice squad.
  • Pornhub offers to lube up Philadelphia's street poles for the Super Bowl

    Pornhub offers to lube up Philadelphia's street poles for the Super Bowl

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    He also noted that, if police were to accept this kind offer, they should apply it to the poles "liberally and gently on the base, working your way up the shaft". Philadelphia had tested Crisco fat to prevent the climbing, but citizens took the greasing as a challenge and its flammability could have caused problems, if sports fans lit fires in the streets.
  • Actor Sanusha sexually harassed on train

    Actor Sanusha sexually harassed on train

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    Meanwhile the actress has alleged that while her friends and Co passengers, scriptwriter Unni R and one Ranjith supported her, the rest of the passengers did not. Only recently did Amala Paul have to bear the brunt of harassment from a man. A man from Tamil Nadu has been arrested for groping upcoming Malayalam actress Sanusha when she was travelling in a train on Wednesday night, police said.
  • Iran says USA nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

    Iran says USA nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

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    China has urged the United States to drop its "Cold War mentality" after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs. The 74-page report, the Pentagon's first since 2010, cast China as "a major challenge to United States interests in Asia". United States nuclear forces are said to contribute to the "deterrence of nuclear and non-nuclear attack", "assurance of allies and partners", "achievement of USA objectives if deterrence fails", and "capacity to hedge ...
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    North Korea's nuclear situation is "tricky", says Donald Trump

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    For years, the United States has tried to convince the Kim family to agree to drop its nuclear weapons program in exchange for negotiations to lift economic sanctions and potentially restore diplomatic relations. He participated in the Six-Party talks with North Korea as the deputy head of the US delegation, and was generally considered hawkish on security issues involving the North.
  • Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation over phone

    Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation over phone

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    The expert said: "There's nothing to lose from the North Korean perspective". During brief remarks to reporters, Trump, seated next to Ji, said some of the defectors had remained in another room out of sight of the television cameras because they remain fearful of their safety.
  • Joshi and Henson chase leaders at Maybank Championship

    Joshi and Henson chase leaders at Maybank Championship

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    A third-round 70 has him in joint 11th spot within four shots of overhauling leaders Dylan Frittelli of South Africa and Spain's Jorge Campillo from the top of the leaderboard. I made a lot of birdies on the front nine and just continued on the back. "I've always dreamt of winning and now I'm a two-time victor on the Asian Tour and European Tour".
  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Sunday

    Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Sunday

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    The Greenville-Spartanburg National Weather Service office has issued a Winter Weather Advisory effective from 1 a.m. through 10 a.m. Sunday , 2/04/2018 for much of the Upstate of SC and western North Carolina. "Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times". Finally, cold temperatures are on tap, as the mercury will fall throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the low 20s early in the afternoon and fall into the teens by the early evening.
  • ICE Agents Raid Northern California Businesses

    ICE Agents Raid Northern California Businesses

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    The network was able to confirm that two businesses were audited, but Garcia did not name them. In January ICE agents raided 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide and made 21 arrests of suspected illegal immigrants. Previously, ICE agents swept into almost 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide and arrested 21 suspected undocumented immigrants. In FY17, HSI conducted 1,360 I-9 audits and made 139 criminal arrests and 172 administrative arrests.
  • Winter Olympic Record For Free Condoms Goes To PyeongChang 2018

    Winter Olympic Record For Free Condoms Goes To PyeongChang 2018

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    On Tuesday night, Ji stood up on his prosthetic limb and triumphantly waved those crutches overhead as he received a standing ovation from USA legislators at President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. In a commentary on Friday, North Korea's state media said Washington was attempting to create a "stage of confrontation" at the Olympics by saying the inter-Korean talks and the positive results that had stemmed from them could "disappear" after the Games.
  • Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea

    Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea

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    In Washington, the White House said in a statement that the two men "agreed on the need to intensify the global maximum pressure campaign to denuclearize North Korea". Trump's administration has warned that all options are on the table, including military ones, to resolve the crisis. "Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors, and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears the most - the truth", Trump said in the speech.