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Russia, Turkey, and Iran Make Deal to Back Syria Ceasefire

Russian Federation and Turkey have lately worked hand-in-hand and both countries try to secure an end to the war in Syria. The latest diplomatic initiative to end the bloodshed in Syria comes one month after regime forces, aided by Russian Federation and Iran, dealt a crushing blow to the rebels by retaking full control of the country's second city Aleppo. [Full Article...]

Mayor Kenney "Deeply Disappointed" In Donald Trump Abortion Decision

Mayor Kenney The United States Agency for International Development (USAID ) is now the largest bilateral donor of funding for family planning services, and studies reveal that when the Global Gag Rule is implemented, the number of clinics and family services in a given country drop, sometimes spurring a rise in abortion rates. [Full Article...]

Moscow believes Astana talks on Syria successful

Moscow believes Astana talks on Syria successful Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has also praised the gathering in the Kazakh capital. He expressed the hope that "the Syrians will have a common inclusive future", while the corresponding negotiations will continue in a variety of formats, including in the Geneva one. [Full Article...]

Top Kaspersky Worker Arrested In Russia For Alleged Treason

We do not possess details of the investigation. Kommersant said that Stoyanov was arrested along with a senior Russian FSB intelligence officer and that they both face charges of treason. In July 2016, Stoyanov said, "Lurk started attacking banks one-and-a-half years ago; before then its malicious program targeted various enterprise and consumer systems". [Full Article...]

Order of Malta's grand master resigns at pope's request

According to a Vatican statement, Fra' Matthew Festing submitted his resignation as Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta during a private meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday. The spat unfolded against the backdrop of Francis' increasing clashes with more conservative elements in the church, especially those for whom sexual ethics and doctrinal orthodoxy are paramount. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump's Sad Face Is the Meme We Didn't Know We Needed

Melania Trump's Sad Face Is the Meme We Didn't Know We Needed But for the Trumps, inauguration weekend only fed critics' suspicions. Barron Trump entertained his tiny nephew while his dad, U.S. President Donald Trump, signed documents in the President's Room at the U.S. It was a strikingly lovely choice that bodes well for White House styling in the coming four years. "We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to resp... [Full Article...]

Trump Bans Federal Funding for Foreign NGOs that Support Abortion

Trump Bans Federal Funding for Foreign NGOs that Support Abortion The reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, which extends the reach Helms by limiting what foreign organizations receiving USA family planning funds, can do with their non-US funds and censors even the information and counseling that women can receive, is sure to increase the impact of the Helms Amendment . [Full Article...]

The flawless meme for the 'alternative facts' era: #seanspicersays

The flawless meme for the 'alternative facts' era: #seanspicersays White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Saturday took issue with the coverage of the Trump inauguration, saying the media used misleading images to inaccurately report weak crowd numbers. For those who missed it, Spicer graced the lectern of the White House briefing room on Saturday to dispute the mainstream media's efforts "to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the Mall" during Tru... [Full Article...]

South Korean Cultural Minister Arrested Over Artists Blacklist

The culture minister is the scandal's most senior figure to be arrested, although she resigned later in the day. While prosecutors say the list constitutes a serious violation of people's freedom of thought and expression, Cho and Kim denied all charges during their interrogations this week, which lasted 21 and 15 hours, respectively. [Full Article...]

Russia's Novak says oil output deal results above expectations

Following the meeting Kuwaiti Oil Minister Essam Al-Marzouk announced that participants had agreed upon a monitoring mechanism and would not accept "anything less than 100 percent compliance" with the cuts. "The petroleum markets are moving higher in Friday trade on the latest round of positive talk about how much supply oil producers have taken offline ahead of Sunday's review by OPEC and non-OPE... [Full Article...]

Two terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey with anti-tank rockets

Two terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey with anti-tank rockets In both attacks the assailants used LAW anti-tank rockets . "The exterior garden wall was hit". The Dogan news agency said the RPG was sacked near the Vatan police station located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, on the European side of the city. [Full Article...]

Grant drops hint of Ghana exit after Afcon

Grant drops hint of Ghana exit after Afcon The final whistle was greeted by wild cheers by the Black Stars fans in the stands as the side now goes on 6 points with a game against Egypt to spare. "We were happy with the three points but we could have played better", Grant said. "We are pleased with our performance", Gyan told reporters. "It was hard on that pitch and in this climate but we won and that is the important thing", he said... [Full Article...]

Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine

The United States' military, economic and diplomatic support has allowed Israel to continue its occupation of Palestinian lands, upholding their racist, apartheid regime. While campaigning for the presidency, Trump pledged to switch the embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has been located for 68 years, to Jerusalem . The rest of the world calls them "illegal". [Full Article...]

Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by IS

The statement also says that the fighting over Iraq's second-largest city continues to inflict relatively high civilian casualties, with more than 1,500 wounded taken hospitals in the nearby city of Irbil for trauma care. Advances slowed towards the end of a year ago as the military tried to avoid hitting civilians, they say, but now the capture of the entire east bank is imminent and will allow a... [Full Article...]

Watch Davos 2017 Events In Switzerland

He said that new models of global growth and comprehensive cooperation could overcome inadequate global economic governance and unequal development. "In 2016, last year, GDP is expected to grow by 6.7% on a year-on-year basis, and that means we missed our set target, but that expectation according to some worldwide institutions will be among the highest among major economies". [Full Article...]

South Orange Mom Helps Bring Women To Washington For Massive Protest

Registration: Interested people can register by filling out an online form. According to the Library of Congress' American Memory archives, crowds in town for the inauguration - mostly men - surged into the streets and made it hard for the marchers to pass, forcing them to go single file at times. [Full Article...]

Palestinians welcome Paris summit statement: PLO

The resolution also denounced terrorism and incitement to violence. In his speech, the French president considered a key the mobilization of the global community as an important support to the peace process. The summit did not include Israel or the Palestinians, although they were invited to come to Paris afterward.The French-convened Paris conference on the Middle East on Sunday was attended by... [Full Article...]

'Not good enough': Government urged to do more to stop Japanese whaling

These are the first photographs documenting the Japanese whaling fleet's killing of whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled their whaling program illegal in 2014 and the Australian Federal Court found the Japanese whaling industry in contempt for killing protected whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary. [Full Article...]

Adama Barrow's Son Dies After Dog Bite In Banjul

Jammeh has vowed that he will not stand aside until the country's Supreme Court rules on his petition to annul the election results. Gambia Supreme Court says it can not stop the inauguration of President elect Adama Barrow on January 19. [Full Article...]

Samsung scion questioned for 22 hours

Jay Y. Lee was named as a suspect on Wednesday and summoned on Thursday morning for questioning. This photo, taken on January 13, 2017, shows Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., appearing at the office of Independent Counsel Park Young-soo in Seoul for questioning over bribery allegations. [Full Article...]

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