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Trump launches stinging attack on media - BBC News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:12

BBC News

Trump launches stinging attack on media
BBC News
US President Donald Trump has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office. Mr Trump appeared in a 76-minute press conference where he told reporters their level of dishonesty was out of control.
Trump rails against media in presserUSA TODAY
Trump schools dishonest media in freewheeling press conferenceWashington Times
Trump: 'The Level Of Dishonesty' In The Press Is Out Of ControlDaily Caller
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Trump to drop travel ban legal fight, issue new executive order - Sacramento Bee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:09

Sacramento Bee

Trump to drop travel ban legal fight, issue new executive order
Sacramento Bee
The Trump Administration declared Thursday that it planned to rescind its controversial travel ban and replace it with a new one that officials believe can withstand court challenges. “Rather than continuing this litigation, the President intends in ...
Trump administration says it will revise travel banHouston Chronicle
Trump says billionaire, former critic Paul Singer visited White HouseCNBC
Donald Trump reopens White House comment lineWashington Times
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Senate grills US envoy to Israel pick after Trump scraps two-state policy - CNN

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:57

CNN

Senate grills US envoy to Israel pick after Trump scraps two-state policy
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next US ambassador to Israel is undergoing a Senate confirmation hearing a day after Trump backed off the long-held US and international position that the key to Mideast peace lies in a ...
Trump's pick for Israel envoy goes on damage controlWashington Post
Trump names Alexander Acosta to be Labor secretary after Puzder's abrupt withdrawalLos Angeles Times
David Friedman, Trump's Pick For Israel Ambassador, Regrets Past CommentsNBCNews.com
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Pakistan shrine blast in Sindh kills many - BBC News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:11

BBC News

Pakistan shrine blast in Sindh kills many
BBC News
At least 25 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide bombing at a popular shrine in southern Pakistan, local media report. The explosion targeted the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan, in Sindh province.
Pakistan Sufi shrine bombing kills up to 35Yahoo News
Suicide blast at famed Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills at least 37Washington Post
Suicide bombing at shrine in Pakistan kills 5, wounds dozensWHIO
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Trump confronts Venezuela's Maduro by calling jailed nemesis 'political prisoner' - Fox News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:44

Fox News

Trump confronts Venezuela's Maduro by calling jailed nemesis 'political prisoner'
Fox News
President Donald Trump opened the doors of the White House Wednesday to Liliana Tintori, the wife of the most visible faces of the Venezuelan opposition, Leopoldo Lopez. In a later tweet President Trump called for Lopez's immediate release and openly ...
Venezuela Supreme Court upholds sentence for opposition leader: lawyerYahoo News
Trump: Rubio and I have 'very similar views on Cuba'Miami Herald
Spanish President Rajoy Joins Trump's Call for Leopoldo López's Release in VenezuelaPanAm Post
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Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48 - BBC News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:23

BBC News

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48
BBC News
At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days, security and medical sources say. A car packed with explosives blew up near car dealerships in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city. More ...
Iraqi state TV says death toll from Baghdad car bomb rises to 45, Islamic State claims attackYahoo News
Baghdad Bombing Strikes Car Dealership, Kills 15New York Times
Dozens killed, many wounded after Baghdad bombing strikes car dealershipWJLA
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Yemen air raid kills eight women, child at funeral - Yahoo News

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 08:17

Yahoo News

Yemen air raid kills eight women, child at funeral
Yahoo News
Sanaa (AFP) - An air strike killed eight women and a child at a funeral reception near the Yemeni capital, witnesses said Thursday, adding to the conflict's mounting civilian death toll. At least 10 other women were wounded in the overnight raid on the ...

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Putin More Aggressive to NATO Since Trump Win, Estonia Says - Bloomberg

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:47

Bloomberg

Putin More Aggressive to NATO Since Trump Win, Estonia Says
Bloomberg
Russia is testing NATO's willingness to respond to provocation ahead of an expected meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, according to Estonian Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna. Russia's build-up of forces and ...
Moscow resets expectations as disorder reigns in WashingtonFinancial Times
US Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted CommunicationsNewsweek
Mattis rejects Putin's proposal to share intelligenceNew York Post
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Amid Deepening Rift, Trump Plans Review of Intelligence Community - New York Magazine

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:28

New York Magazine

Amid Deepening Rift, Trump Plans Review of Intelligence Community
New York Magazine
President Trump addresses the CIA during his first day in office. Photo: Pool/Getty Images. A week ago, Mother Jones was lamenting that everyone had mysteriously stopped talking about “biggest election-related scandal since Watergate”: the U.S. ...

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Syria's Assad Lashes Out at France's Hollande Ahead of Polls - New York Times

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 03:04

The Nation

Syria's Assad Lashes Out at France's Hollande Ahead of Polls
New York Times
BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad lashed out at his French counterpart on Thursday, accusing Francois Hollande of sponsoring terror in Syria and encouraging Western nations to reset their relations with his pariah government, after six years of ...
Syria's Assad says Trump travel ban against 'terrorists'Fox News
Assad says Trump travel ban targets terrorists, not Syria's peopleReuters
Assad says Trump decree banning Syrian refugees targets terroristsi24news
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'Halo Wars 2' review - Digital Trends

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:05

Metro

'Halo Wars 2' review
Digital Trends
'Halo Wars 2' isn't a great competitive strategy game, but it's an enjoyable take on Halo. Highs. Scratches the Halo itch; Engaging campaign missions; Interface gets creative on console; Plenty of multi-player modes. Lows. Control issues with Xbox ...
Halo Wars 2 ReviewPolygon
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Halo Wars 2 Review in ProgressIGN
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Russia Says Pentagon Should Not Seek to Build Ties From Position of Strength: Agencies - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 01:56

U.S. News & World Report

Russia Says Pentagon Should Not Seek to Build Ties From Position of Strength: Agencies
U.S. News & World Report
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu chairs a meeting on Syria at the Defence Ministry in Moscow, Russia, in this picture released on July 28, 2016. Vadim Savitsky/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS Reuters. MOSCOW ...
Russia Issues Warning to US Ahead of Key Military MeetingWall Street Journal (subscription)
Russia warns US not to negotiate from 'position of strength' ahead of military chiefs' meetingEconomic Times
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Pakistan police raid Taliban-linked militant hideout, kill 6 - Fort Bend Herald

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 01:17

Pakistan police raid Taliban-linked militant hideout, kill 6
Fort Bend Herald
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani counter-terrorism official says security forces have raided a hideout of Taliban- linked suspected Islamic militants, killing 6 of them. Mohammad Saleem says the raid took place on Thursday in the central district ...

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Pakistan Police Raid Taliban-Linked Militant Hideout, Kill 6 - New York Times

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 01:03

Washington Post

Pakistan Police Raid Taliban-Linked Militant Hideout, Kill 6
New York Times
MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistani security forces raided a hideout of Taliban- linked suspected Islamic militants on Thursday, killing 6 of them, a counter-terrorism official said. The raid in the central district of Khanewal was based on intelligence that ...
Militants Put Half-hearted Pakistani Counter-terrorism At CrossroadsHuffington Post
Suicide bombings kill 6 in northwestern PakistanPlainview Daily Herald
Pakistan mourns 13 killed in Lahore suicide bombingHerald-Whig
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Pakistan Police Raid Taliban-Linked Militant Hideout, Kill 6 - New York Times

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 01:03

The Express Tribune

Pakistan Police Raid Taliban-Linked Militant Hideout, Kill 6
New York Times
MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistani security forces raided a hideout of Taliban- linked suspected Islamic militants on Thursday, killing 6 of them, a counter-terrorism official said. The raid in the central district of Khanewal was based on intelligence that ...
Militants Put Half-hearted Pakistani Counter-terrorism At CrossroadsHuffington Post
Death toll climbs to 14 in Lahore suicide attackChandigarh Tribune
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White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 23:58

New York Times

White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies
New York Times
Stephen A. Feinberg, right, a founder of Cerberus Capital Management, at the Capitol in December 2008. He is said to be in talks for a White House role examining the country's intelligence agencies. Credit Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times.
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Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak ConcernsWall Street Journal
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White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 23:58

New York Times

White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies
New York Times
Stephen A. Feinberg, right, a founder of Cerberus Capital Management, at the Capitol in December 2008. He is said to be in talks for a White House role examining the country's intelligence agencies. Credit Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times.
Trump looking at New York billionaire to lead review of US spy agenciesWashington Post
Trump Asks Billionaire Steve Feinberg To Review Intel AgenciesNBCNews.com
Why Trump had better make friends with spy agenciesCNN
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Myanmar Says Military Operation in Troubled Rakhine Has Ended - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 22:25

U.S. News & World Report

Myanmar Says Military Operation in Troubled Rakhine Has Ended
U.S. News & World Report
Children recycle goods from the ruins of a market which was set on fire at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar, October 27, 2016. Picture taken October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun - Reuters. YANGON (Reuters) ...
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Loose Concrete Slab Triggers Evacuations In San Francisco's SoMa - CBS Local

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:23

CBS Local

Loose Concrete Slab Triggers Evacuations In San Francisco's SoMa
CBS Local
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Fire officials evacuated ten buildings Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood where a 30,000-pound concrete slab is at risk of falling from the 30th floor of a building under construction. The slab ...
San Francisco evacuations triggered by loose concrete slabCBS News
LIVE VIDEO: 20000-pound crane threatening to fall from San Francisco building prompts evacuationsNew York Daily News
The Latest: Concrete slab tilts on top of SF high-riseKansas City Star
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11 homes burned while hundreds evacuate New Zealand wildfire - Washington Post

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:24

Washington Post

11 homes burned while hundreds evacuate New Zealand wildfire
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Firefighters were battling flames in the hill suburbs of New Zealand's second-largest city Thursday after a wildfire burned down 11 homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate. An increase in humidity was helping efforts ...
More than 1000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfireReuters
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