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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU The companies managed to meet that target in 81 percent of cases, EU figures seen by Reuters show, compared with 51 percent in May 2017 when the European Commission last monitored their compliance with the code of conduct . The four - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft - are to be joined by Instagram and the Google+ social network. On average, the companies removed 70 percent of the c... [Full Article...]

Trump's Doctor's Report May Have Been Faked

Trump's Doctor's Report May Have Been Faked Jackson says that based on the clinical information he has on Trump and his year of observing the president, "I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues". [Full Article...]

Israeli police detain 6 Turkish citizens at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Israeli police detain 6 Turkish citizens at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the decision and called it "historic". One of the effective options for the Palestinian leadership, according to analysts, is to bring the Palestinian cause global by including the United Nations in the peace process, even if it is likely to draw opposition and obstruction from Trump and his allies. [Full Article...]

India downplays reports of Chinese build-up in Doklam

India downplays reports of Chinese build-up in Doklam Lu said. Charging the NDA government at the Centre of maintaining a silence on the alleged construction of military infrastructure by Chinese Army on the Doklam plateau, the Congress today said that lack of political direction, strategy and policy on part of Modi Government is harming India's interests. [Full Article...]

Abbas holds talks with Egypt's el-Sisi

Abbas holds talks with Egypt's el-Sisi On the second day of the Hekyat Watan' [Nation's story] conference, in which Sisi shared with Egyptians achievements made in his first presidential term, he went on to emphasize that Egypt will do its best go achieve the highest level of safety in its airports and touristic destinations. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test in presidential medical exam

Donald Trump did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test in presidential medical exam Sen. Lindsey Graham just spoke to reporters and laid into President Donald Trump and the White House for failing to broach a bipartisan deal on immigration reform and DACA with a government shutdown looming. At 6 feet 3 inches tall and 239 pounds, by medical measurements, the president is considered overweight and almost obese. "The president's overall health is excellent", he said, repeat... [Full Article...]

Bangladesh and Myanmar still to settle key Rohingya issues

Bangladesh and Myanmar still to settle key Rohingya issues Two demands on the list emphasize that the Rohingya people be included as one of the country's ethnic minorities and be given citizenship, a measure that has always been denied by the Myanmar government. The repatriation deal does not cover the estimated 200,000 Rohingya refugees who were living in Bangladesh prior to October 2016, driven out by previous rounds of communal violence and military ... [Full Article...]

The Bubble: 'President Trump is a white racist,' liberals say

The Bubble: 'President Trump is a white racist,' liberals say But Trump was largely right, despite his poor choice of words, the editorial argues. I don't dispute that the president was using tough language. There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse". [Full Article...]

Trump, Schumer meeting to avoid U.S. government shutdown fails

Trump, Schumer meeting to avoid U.S. government shutdown fails Without some type of funding bill, the USA government technically will run out of money right after midnight, on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after speaking to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States , on January 19, 2018 . [Full Article...]

North Korea WW3 crisis: Kim to show off MISSILES at Winter Olympics

North Korea WW3 crisis: Kim to show off MISSILES at Winter Olympics The pro-unification supporters are members of various South Korean NGOs who advocate unification and gather at rare inter-Korean events to support both North and South Korean athletes. This week's agreements require approval from the International Olympic Committee, which is to meet officials from the two Koreas and the Pyeongchang organizing committee at IOC headquarters in Switzerland on Satur... [Full Article...]

Akshay Kumar postpones 'PadMan' for 'Padmaavat'

Akshay Kumar postpones 'PadMan' for 'Padmaavat' It's essential for Padmaavat to release on that day. Padmaavat , one of the biggest projects and most awaited films of past year, had to be pushed to 2018. In a masterstroke of sorts, the makers of the Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh , Shahid Kapoor starrer, who had been lying low all this while bogged down by the things said against the film, moved to the Apex court to lift the ban. [Full Article...]

Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening

Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening In addition to marching together, the two Koreas will field a joint women's hockey team at the games, which begin on February 9 in Pyeongchang . The North will send 230 supporters to the games, and negotiators agreed that supporters of both Koreas would root together for athletes from both countries. [Full Article...]

U.S. government shuts down over immigration impasse

U.S. government shuts down over immigration impasse Nevertheless, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday that the House bill to fund the government was "very likely to be unacceptable to the Senate". House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the Democratic Senators to avoid a government shutdown . Either way, you're probably wondering, did the government shut down? "When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first respon... [Full Article...]

Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries'

Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries' The official said that although this might enrage Washington , staffers predicted the comment would resonate with Trump's base, similarly to how Trump's attacks on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem did. Perhaps lawmakers should insist that all their interactions with the president be recorded so as to prevent more incidents such as this in the future. [Full Article...]

Republicans See Possible DACA Deal Despite Trump's Twitter Posts

Republicans See Possible DACA Deal Despite Trump's Twitter Posts The president apparently said: "Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here?" referencing people from Haiti , El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and some African countries in temporary protected status program, according to lawmakers who were at the meeting, including Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin , D-Ill. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'

Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere' Senior White House officials, such as Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and senior adviser, communications director Hope Hicks, press secretary Sarah Sanders and counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, attended the meeting, along with Cabinet members Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. [Full Article...]

Trump, Schumer meet, no deal reached

Trump, Schumer meet, no deal reached It passed the House on Thursday, and it's sitting in the Senate's lap. Mulvaney reiterated at the press briefing that the White House does not want a shutdown . Democrats are demanding help for "Dreamers", more than 700,000 immigrants who entered the USA illegally as children. The rub: Democrats want to include DACA in the must-pass measure; most Republicans want to handle DACA separa... [Full Article...]

LeBron James tweets he was 'garbage' after narrow win

LeBron James tweets he was 'garbage' after narrow win The Cavs led 67-47 at the half, then watched their shooting touch disappear for virtually the entire third quarter. "We didn't get the breaks down the stretch". His biggest points occurred after Orlando briefly took its first lead in the final minute. Orlando still had a chance to steal its second straight victory at The Q, but Elfrid Payton's layup attempt rimmed out with.2 to play, giving the ... [Full Article...]

Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels

Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels A joint statement distributed by the ministry said the North Korean Olympic delegation will travel to South Korea across their heavily fortified land border. Asked whether he has had communications with Kim, besides the insults the two exchange through the media or Twitter , Mr. Trump did not comment. "They've talked for 25 years and they've taken advantage of our presidents, of our previous pr... [Full Article...]

A look back at President Trump's first year in office

A look back at President Trump's first year in office But one year in, another disapproving party is the world's citizens at large. Trump's overall approval rating is lower than past presidents at the same point in their positions, including George W. leadership in every part of the world are evidence that the other aspects of Trump's foreign policy - and his own words - have sowed doubt about the USA commitment to its partners overseas and calle... [Full Article...]


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