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Banning Spielberg in Lebanon

Banning Spielberg in Lebanon

The Lebanese censorship board had recommended that " The Post " be banned, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg because his Oscar-winning 1993 Holocaust film " Schindler's List " shot some scenes in Jerusalem. This latest prohibition illustrates what appears to be a growing appetite on the part of the Lebanese authorities for implementing the country's often arbitrary censorship laws, and especially those pertaining to Israel. Read More

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Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

Here, the totals mirrored the Senate District, with Schachtner capturing 55 percent of the vote. Jarchow is in the middle of his third term representing the area in the Assembly and had built a formidable base. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Republicans, led by the governor, referred to the 10th District election as a "wake-up call" that should motivate GOP voters to protect the party's total control of state government. Read More

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Apple Plans To Create 20000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Apple Plans To Create 20000 Jobs And Build New Campus

President Donald Trump . Apple has provided a curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grades on using Swift, the programming language developed by the company. That "deferral" provision led companies to stockpile an estimated US$3.1 trillion offshore and many were criticized for the moves, including Apple. It has also invested in community colleges and creating a tutorial for Apple users to learn how to code at its stores. Read More

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Tillerson: US Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

Tillerson: US Troops Staying In Syria To Counter Assad, Iran

Confronted with the prospect of an imminent war that could draw in the United States and force Washington to choose between two important allies, USA officials have been hastily recalibrating their descriptions of the force. It is also not seeking violent "regime change" or contemplating a long-term nation-building mission, he said. Instead, he argued that the U.S. role will provide stability to allow a UN-led peace process to resume and find a Syrian-led alternative to Assad's rule and the ... Read More

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Aussie brands and publishers get on board with Amazon Echo

Aussie brands and publishers get on board with Amazon Echo

Echo device holders can access a 90 day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited for a limited time. A new Routines feature also allows you to automate a series of customisable actions using a single voice command of your choosing. "As more people adopt innovative voice-activated technologies in an increasingly mobile world, we are excited to be one of the leaders in this space providing secure, easy to use, cutting edge banking services for our customers". Read More

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McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

Earlier last week, Trump signaled to bipartisan lawmakers that he would sign whatever they passed. Republicans will be satisfied that the bill does not include DACA provisions and pushes back a number of Obamacare taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said Republicans would bear the responsibility since they control both houses of Congress and the White House, saying a shutdown would be a "disaster" for the country. Read More

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Paul Donovan reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Paul Donovan reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, as full of made-up stories. Mr. Trump also said in a January 10 statement partly about the book that "We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about a person, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts". Read More

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Steve Bannon was subpoenaed in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

Steve Bannon was subpoenaed in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

A source familiar with the matter said Bannon was issued subpoena by House committee after refusing to disclose information from the time period of the transition and White House, as first reported by Fox News . Russian Federation has denied meddling in the election and Trump has denied there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. But she did not say whether the White House directed Bannon not to answer certain questions. Read More

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Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo has been shot dead, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. The Kosovo government, which includes former commanders of ethnic Albanian guerrillas who rose up against Belgrade's repressive rule in the late 1990s, also condemned the attack. Read More

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Myanmar, Bangladesh to Begin Return of Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh to Begin Return of Rohingya Refugees

It said they agreed that the process "would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation". Win Myat Aye, the minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, said Myanmar was hosting a one-day meeting Monday with Bangladesh officials in the capital Naypyitaw to discuss the logistics of how many Rohingya will be allowed into Myanmar and how they will be scrutinized to be placed in the camps. Read More

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Rogue police officer often known as Venezuelan Rambo is cornered by authorities

Rogue police officer often known as Venezuelan Rambo is cornered by authorities

The deaths weren't confirmed. The statement did not specify whether Perez had been captured during the operation. Oscar Perez , a photogenic former cop who once starred in an action film, previous year used a stolen helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro. Read More

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Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

The Congress tweeted pictures of Gandhi "being warmly received" and interacting with people over tea at a "dhaba". He will reach Salon via Rae Bareli at around 12.30 pm on Monday and address the public at Salon Nagar Panchayat. The Congress president will meet people from his constituency and local party workers on Tuesday morning after which he will also visit Mohanganj, Jagdishpur and Jais. Read More

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Rouhani mocks Trump over nuclear deal 'failure'

Rouhani mocks Trump over nuclear deal 'failure'

In effect, he is asking them to act as mediators to accomplish changes that Iran is refusing to make. "And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately". He is seeking radical changes to the deal, which he claims has "terrible flaw" - and has threatened to scrap it in four months' time unless he gets his way. Read More

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Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

Turkey can not afford to let the United States - or any other country, for that matter - create an army of terrorists across its southern border . "Turkey will suffocate this terror army before it's born", he said. Turkey regards the Kurdish YPG militia, which will form part of this force, as a terrorist group. Speaking today at the opening of an Ankara factory, Erdogan said it was his Government's duty "to drown this terrorist force before it is born". Read More

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British Crown jewels were hidden in biscuits during Second World War

British Crown jewels were hidden in biscuits during Second World War

But the Palace made it clear that the Queen is not being interviewed in the documentary, which tells the story of the Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony in which they play a key role. I mean it's only sprung on leather. The Queen ruminates on some of the more extraordinary diamonds, the Cullinan I, which is in the royal sceptre, and the Cullinan II, embedded in the Imperial State Crown. Read More

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Toronto schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors

Toronto schoolgirl attacked, hijab cut with scissors

Toronto Police say they are seeking a suspect after an assault against a child this morning, where a man approached a girl and cut her hijab from her head with a pair of scissors. Khawlah, who was wearing a white hijab loaned from a friend, said her own light blue hijab that she had been wearing earlier in the day had been left with a cut that was about 30 centimetres long. Read More

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Canada Targets US Trade Remedies With Massive WTO Case

Canada Targets US Trade Remedies With Massive WTO Case

It also accuses the United States of using a trade-panel voting system that's biased against foreigners. The association applauded the efforts of Democratic and Republican U.S. With its WTO filing, Canada is forcing the United States to put its logic to the test. "These rates tabled lby the US on uncoated groundwood paper represent the third action that stands to hurt hard working men and women in our mill communities across Canada", says Derek Nighbor , CEO, Forest Products Association ... Read More

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Ford gives Edge the ST treatment

Ford gives Edge the ST treatment

Jonathan Crocker, the Vehicle Engineering Manager for the 2019 Ford Edge , explains that the first-ever Edge ST isn't a "narrow-use" performance vehicle made for the "weekend warrior", like the STs of the past. Of course, today's buyer requires more than just performance. Step forward, the brand-new Ford Edge ST. "Why not have the performance elements of cars migrate to SUVs, too?" It rides on unique 21-inch wheels and has special design cues on the inside. Read More

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Malaysia to pay U.S. firm to find plane in 90 days

Malaysia to pay U.S. firm to find plane in 90 days

According to the terms of the " no cure, no fee " search contract between the Malaysian Government and Ocean Infinity , the company will not be paid unless they find the plane's wreckage . "Based on experts' view there is 85 percent probability of finding the wreckage at the new area", Liow said. Search operations concentrated in the southern Indian Ocean, but the aircraft was not found. Read More

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