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Addis Ababa: China denies spying on African Union headquarters

China has been moving in leaps and bounds to establish a most beneficial and exclusive relationship with as many African countries as possible. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was working on strengthening the partnership between AU and UN, especially in peace and security in Africa. Read More »

GOP governor's group to return $100000 from Wynn company amid sex allegations


Wynn Resorts stock was fighting to hold support at its 50-day moving average. The parent company's New York-traded shares were down 9 per cent to US$164 (RM636) at 3.23pm, following a 10 per cent plunge on Friday. WASHINGTON-The Republican Governors Association has chose to give back $100,000 in donations from Steve Wynn's company and cut other financial ties with the casino mogul , in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report on allegations describing a decadeslong pattern of sexual ... Read More »

House Intel committee could vote on Nunes memo as soon as Monday

Nunes did not talk to reporters after the vote. Schiff has countered that the memo is part of a Republican effort created to distract from, and undermine, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and whether those around Trump colluded in it. Read More »

Knox's 34 leads Kentucky past No. 7 West Virginia, 83-76


Jevon Carter and James Bolden led the way offensively for West Virginia (16-5, 5-3 Big 12), with Carter scoring 26 points and Bolden 17. Kentucky basketball is about to face its stiffest challenge of the season Saturday at West Virginia , where the environment will be as hostile as it gets and the defense will be more suffocating than anything these young Wildcats have ever seen. Read More »

BREXIT: UK's European Union status to be 'similar' right after exit

May is struggling to hold her government together as hardline Brexiteers within her party push for an uncompromising negotiating stance with Brussels and pro-EU ministers campaign for a soft, minimally disruptive Brexit . Mr Trump also said he was open to revisiting his pledge to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord - if the deal was made more favourable to the United States. Read More »

Ticket typo invites guests to 'State of the Uniom'


The speech, which also featured an emotional standing ovation for the widow of a slain Navy SEAL, drew raves from Republicans and grudging respect from many Democrats while prompting a number of observers to wonder if Trump had found his footing and was ready to usher in a new, more responsible chapter of his presidency . Read More »

Expect colder temperatures, windy conditions Monday


That being said, I do think we see some snow with this system, we just don't know how much yet. Waking up the sky will be partly cloudy. Mostly inconsequential snow and rain showers sweep through early today , with cold and windy weather to follow. Read More »

What Vt. delegation wants to see in State of the Union


But the first year of the Trump presidency has been marked by controversy and divisive events that have kept his approval rating the lowest of any recent president since Woodrow Wilson, according to Gallup. "FedEx committing more than $3.2 billion in wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and expanded USA capital investment following the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act", Blunt tweeted. Read More »

Wentz left to wonder what could have been at Super Bowl


Rowe was the early victor in the trade, as he started seven games and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots last season . This is our 25th year of having the experience in the host city. As for being the underdogs in the game, he's embracing it, and the dog masks, too. Brady laughed about that. They're the first seed in the NFC. Lewis' wife Michelle Fellows Lewis, a former BYU volleyball player, is also being inducted this year along with former University of Utah and Weber State University ... Read More »

Flu Activity Reaching Highest Level In Nearly A Decade — CDC


Dr. Mobeen Rathore, chief of infectious diseases at Wolfson, said this year's vaccine turned out to be a mismatch with the most prominent strain of influenza , H3N2. HCA Virginia and Bon Secours Richmond Health System also have been busy with people complaining of an influenza-like illness. Misery loves company, and this flu season offers plenty of misery. Read More »

NAFTA talks are at a 'much better' point, says Mexico


President Donald Trump has made a decision to request an extension of his "fast track" negotiating authority to reach a new North American free trade deal, according to Lighthizer, the us trade representative. Negotiators still disagree on major parts of the renegotiation proposal, including new rules for auto manufacturers, dairy and agriculture, government contracts and a potential five-year sunset clause to terminate NAFTA unless all three countries agree to keep it. Read More »

Pennsylvania governor to attend Super Bowl on own dime


The Eagles need a big break, and as it happens, they actually get one. Then there were teams looking for a midseason jolt that turned into Super Bowl wins. Everything's going to be written about it, has been written about it, talked about it, discussed, debated and it's about us. "That scar tissue is too deep, it's too thick", Brady says, unleashing an expletive after watching a last-minute pass attempt to Randy Moss broken up in Super Bowl XLII. Read More »

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen U.S. government


The White House's demands were revealed to Congress Thursday in a legislative "framework" on immigration which provides "legal status for DACA recipients and other DACA-eligible illegal immigrants, adjusting the time-frame to encompass a total population of approximately 1.8 million individuals", in exchange for a 25 billion dollar border wall. Read More »

In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back


Last year, Trump issued a memo ending trans service in the military . In what will be a critically important speech leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump would be well served to keep his first State of the Union address within the broad outline suggested by Speaker Ryan. Read More »

Trump to announce path to citizenship for 2 million 'Dreamers'


But the shutdown did highlight three realities for Democrats going forward. "He may wake up one morning and say, get this bill done". It's simple, really. The only country they've ever really known is the United States of America. I'm not in favor of giving legal status to the entire universe of Dreamers - all 3.6 million of them. Read More »

Tackling child and maternal malnutrition still a massive challenge — Economic Survey


It is unlikely to bring down interest rates below the existing 6% anytime soon. There is a wide difference in average prices of diagnostic tests across various cities in India, and the range in the prices is substantial, it noted. India's internal trade in goods & services (excludes non-GST goods&services) is actually even higher and is about 60% of GDP. On the other hand, the survey cautions on macro pressures that may arise from high oil prices and sudden drop in the inflow of capital. Read More »

Britain 'must accept' all European Union laws during transition, says Barnier

He said: "We can't go too close to the end of the year, even if it is not a matter about being too fussy about a week or so, but we are working towards the end of October anyway". Trump provided British TV host Piers Morgan, a former "Celebrity Apprentice" victor, with an exclusive interview while visiting Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Read More »

US Democrats seek to protect Mueller from being fired


It would make sense as a grand public relations strategy. Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. Perhaps Republicans decided that, to buck up their base, they needed a galvanizing offensive play. The president backed down only after Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, threatened to quit rather than execute Trump's order. The question is how long this unstable equilibrium will last. Read More »

Schumer Rips 'Wildly Unpredictable' DACA Swings After Trump Backs Path to Citizenship


For most Republicans, ending the shutdown was more important than compromise on DACA . The party's animating philosophy is that government should be smaller and do less. What's the status of immigration negotiations? "I mean, if you're willing to do it for the confirmation of supreme court justice and other judges - which I think is the right move - when it comes to the security of the nation we really are in a situation where the system allows the Democrats to hold funding for the defense ... Read More »

U.S. soldiers using Fitbit accidentally map sensitive military sites


Ruser also points to an area of the map that appears to show a Turkish patrol to the north of the Syrian city of Manbij. The US military is examining the heatmap, a spokesman said . Additionally, apprehensions about Strava's heatmap are chiefly concentrated around the fact that it shows the level of commotion, displayed as further acute light and the motion of personnel inside the boundaries of the walls. Read More »

Lawmakers discuss reports of Trump wanting to fire Mueller

Mueller, and I'd be glad to pass it tomorrow", Graham told the ABC News "This Week" program. Graham said Mueller is "the flawless guy to get to the bottom of this", and his bill would give Mueller "the space to do it". Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to move forward on legislation making it tougher to fire the special counsel in the wake of the Times report . Read More »

Michigan State University faces probe on sexual assault claims against Nassar


He said by the end of this investigation, there will be a report that will be public for all to read. I want to be clear I wasn't asked to retire. The duo was never charged with a crime, but Payne essentially copped to the assault during the investigation, telling investigators that he could "understand how [the victim] would feel that she was not free to leave" during the alleged assault. Read More »

Winter Olympics Odds: Russia favored to win Men's Hockey 1/26/18


White and Vonn are both making their fourth appearances, and Shani Davis is the most decorated team member (with two golds and two silver medals). The athletes were selected based on their performances in World Cup and world championship events between July 1, 2016 and January 21, 2018. Read More »

Patriots hosting send-off rally before heading to Super Bowl


Who comes out on top? The Eagles , meanwhile, allowed the fewest rushing ypg (79.2) and had the third-best opponent QBR (44.6). Philly's Championship Week performance was unexpectedly brilliant. Better luck next year. Either way, one of these two teams is going to be the next Super Bowl champion. And it has shown, as Jake Elliott missed four extra points during the regular season and one during the postseason. Read More »

Trump turns the tables on immigration


He said that he and Trump spent 90 minutes discussing a possible immigration deal, including as much as 20 minutes on a wall. "The president is the man in charge". 'I'm pleased to see the White House offer a framework for Dreamers, ' Moore said. But the president has never faced such an important test on such a significant issue, which dominated his campaign and inspired a coalition of working-class voters who backed his unlikely arrival at the White House. Read More »

Ten top quotes from Trump at Davos


Some attendees had also booed earlier when Schwab, who congratulated Trump for his tax reforms as he introduced the president, said some anti-Trump criticism was based on "biased misinterpretations". Amid worries that his "America first" philosophy is protectionist in nature and will turn the United States away from the global trading scene, the senior administration official signaled he will try to reassure the Davos crowd - but with a Trumpian twist. Read More »

Grammy 2018 predictions: Expect Bruno, 'Despacito' to win big

Telecast Only about a dozen awards will be handed out in the prime-time telecast. Here's a look at how 10 of the top names are likely to fare when the winners' envelopes are opened Sunday night, January 28, in New York City . Meanwhile, Childish Gambino's album is way too artsy. The show will be hosted by James Corden and held in Madison Square Garden in NY. Get thee to a cable box: The Grammys will air exclusively on CBS , beginning at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT). Read More »

Federer into Australian Open final after Chung retires


Cilic has had an extra day of rest but Federer was hardly taxed on Friday night, and occupied for only an hour. But he admits Cilic is risky and will be better than their last meeting. Federer has split his last 10 grand slam final appearances and hasn't lost a grand slam final since the 2015 US Open . Ahead of Sunday's final, Federer admitted that he's playing the best tennis of his illustrious career. Read More »

Saudi billionaire prince released from detention


Alwaleed was among hundreds of people, including princes, tycoons and former cabinet members, who were detained in November as the authorities in Saudi Arabia embarked on what they said was a determined and overdue campaign to root out a deeply-entrenched system of graft in the kingdom. Read More »

Victims' families of Ky. high school shooting speak before visitations


She never had a harsh word to say about anything or anyone", Mrs Holt said . "It's not like her not to answer or text back". The girl managed to call her mother as she lay dying. Ashley Collie, 15, a sophomore, said that she was stunned to see Parker being escorted out of the school as a suspect. "She was so handsome and smart and ideal", she said. Read More »

Operation Olive Branch: Turkey's incursion into Syria explained


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who, he said, had suggested the formation of a "30 km security line" inside Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported . Turkish troops and the Syrian fighters have been trying to take the summit of Bursaya Hill, overlooking the eastern approach to Afrin town. "Their presence has been to ensure the stability in Manbij ", he said of US troops. Read More »

Roger Federer into Australian Open 2018 final as Chung retires


Federer , who won the first set 6-1 and was leading 5-2 in the second when Chung retired hurt, was full of praise for his young opponent. Defending champion Roger Federer aims yet again to rewrite the history books on Sunday as he lines up for a 30th Grand Slam final, with only Marin Cilic standing in the way of another title. Read More »

USA has 'ironclad alliance' with South Korea, Mattis says


It is unlikely that Russian Federation will stop facilitating Kim Jong-un's nuclear wishes, as Russian Federation does not see a nuclear North Korea as a threat. The resort was reportedly built with luxury goods in 2013 that violated sanctions on North Korea at the time. "The Masikryong Ski Resort's slopes and quality of snow were 'decent, ' there were gates installed, gondolas and ski lifts were also under normal operation", a Unification Ministry official from the delegation said , ... Read More »