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Trump takes 'America First' mantra to skeptical Davos elite

Trump takes 'America First' mantra to skeptical Davos elite

In an open letter to Davos attendees ahead of Trump's speech on Friday, the CEO of a South African business group urged participants to boycott the president's address over his recent vulgar comments about Haiti and some African nations. The Swiss mountainside gathering of bankers, corporate chiefs and academics isn't exactly Trump's scene, and his administration deliberately spurned the conference prior to his inauguration previous year. Read More

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Trump rejects bipartisan immigration proposal

Trump rejects bipartisan immigration proposal

NBC's Peter Alexander grilled White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Wednesday, demanding a presidential statement from Trump letting Americans know "how he feels" about school shootings . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said if senators can not produce a compromise plan by February 8, he would open a debate on immigration legislation that would be "fair to all sides". Read More

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Yildirim: more than 300 terrorists killed in Afrin

Yildirim: more than 300 terrorists killed in Afrin

The official also denied that Trump had "expressed concern about destructive and false rhetoric coming from Turkey", as mentioned in the White House readout , saying Trump had instead stressed that open criticism of the U.S. The YPG forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces . Forces from Turkey and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies could come face to face on the battlefield, if war triggers between U.S. Read More

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Sainsbury's to axe thousands of jobs in management shake-up

Sainsbury's to axe thousands of jobs in management shake-up

Although the company is doing away with the roles of 1,700 people it will create 900 new positions. He added: "Our intention is not to reduce overall headcount as a result of these proposals". The retailer has more than 25 stores in the county. The cuts will be made both in the United Kingdom and in the group's global business. Despite reporting a record Christmas season the supermarket giant, a member of the so-called "big four", has said it is to cut store management roles with the ... Read More

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Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident

Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident

Fire and Rescue NSW were assisting the SES and multiple ambulance crews at the scene. But Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins reportedly said it was still on its rails. Another 77-year-old woman also suffered a fractured clavicle and was being treated for spinal injuries as a precaution. "There was a huge amount of dust", he said. Read More

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Ton-up Butler helps England seal ODI series win against Australia

Ton-up Butler helps England seal ODI series win against Australia

His efforts nearly denied Buttler the chance of a fifth ODI ton but he dashed through for two from the last ball of the innings to claim his just reward. But Cummins conceded an astonishing 24 runs from the last with Buttler smashing two sixes and a four in successive balls. Jonny Bairstow (39) was then bowled after failing to pick Zampa's googly - the leg-spinner recalled after being dropped despite a turning pitch for the last match at Brisbane - before Hazlewood returned to remove Joe ... Read More

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Here's the cognitive test President Trump passed

Here's the cognitive test President Trump passed

Trump himself countered the claims on Twitter earlier this month, saying he was a "very stable genius ". "I will say I don't think the president was well served by his staff", he said . The concerns over his weight aside, Jackson said Trump was in excellent health, which he ascribed to good genetics and a lifelong avoidance of tobacco and alcohol. Read More

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Bawana fire: AIIMS, Safdarjung ready to provide assistance,

Bawana fire: AIIMS, Safdarjung ready to provide assistance,

In November, a massive fire at a plastic factory in the northern city of Ludhiana left 13 people dead, including three firefighters who were killed when the building collapsed. However, Delhi Police put the number of casualties in the incident at 4. The Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into the blaze. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was also keeping a close watch on rescue operations. Read More

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Halep tops Davis after nearly four gruelling hours

Halep tops Davis after nearly four gruelling hours

Halep is playing in her first major tournament as the No. 1 player in the world rankings and is seeking her first Grand Slam title. Along the way, he has won five of his 19 Grand Slam singles titles here. Both players had emptied the tank by this stage, with Davis needing two medical time-outs for treatment on both of her feet, before Halep secured a break at 13-13 before serving out the match in the next game. Read More

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See pic | Pope Francis performs wedding of steward, stewardess onboard plane

See pic | Pope Francis performs wedding of steward, stewardess onboard plane

They had the intention of carrying out a church ceremony, but the quake which hit southern Chile in March 2010 damaged the venue where they were going to hold the service, so they made a decision to postpone the marriage. They're angry at the Pope's refusal to condemn Bishop Juan Barros , who they say covered up the abuse they suffered. "I asked him, 'Do you marry people?' He said: 'Yes, from time to time". Read More

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Michigan Meteor Shakes Things Up with 2.0 natural disaster

Michigan Meteor Shakes Things Up with 2.0 natural disaster

If it was a meteor, despite the bright light and reports of people's houses shaking, it wasn't actually risky. However, the measurement doesn't exactly indicate the energy that the meteor released. The phenomenon was also seen across several states from Wisconsin to OH and up into southwestern Ontario, Canada , WOOD reported . The ground shook. 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 poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Rama aiming a bow at PM Modi as Ravana with a caption "Rahul roop mein bhagwan Ram ka avatar, 2019 mein ayega Rahul Raj (Ram Raj). Amidst big applause, Rahul promised to set-up the Mega Food Park in Amethi when Congress returns to power. Senior BJP leader and UP cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma had asked Gandhi to apologise to the nation for the "insulting" posters and said the Congress MP suffered from an "attention seeking disorder". Read More

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