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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi headed Tuesday to Belgium for medical treatment -- just as his party is trying to negotiate a power-sharing deal following President Laurent Kabila's refusal to step down. The 84-year-old head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), a historic heavyweight in DR Congo's opposition movement, took off from Kinshasa's airport aboard a private plane at 6:00 am (0500 GMT), an AFP journalist…
01.24 / 07:31
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A first day of indirect peace talks between Syrian rebels and the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Kazakhstan's capital Astana ended Monday without any apparent breakthrough, sources told…
01.24 / 07:07
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The UN Security Council on Monday pressed Greek and Turkish Cypriots to keep the "momentum" in talks for possible reunification of the island. "We urge all the parties to maintain the momentum and seize the opportunity they now have to secure a historic agreement," Swiss envoy Olof Skogg, who holds the rotating presidency this month, said after a closed-door…
01.24 / 06:29
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Obama also approved $4 million for climate change, $1.25 million for UN in direct challenge to…
01.24 / 06:24
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Paris began its first experiment with driverless buses on Monday, with city officials saying they were eager to prepare for the coming "revolution" of autonomous…
01.24 / 05:45
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Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will have to complete a pre-arrival registration. The move, announced by the Hong Kong government in November last year, comes into effect from Monday. “The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January 23, 2017. The online service for…
01.24 / 05:28
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Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been… Read more » The post Former Congressman Mike Pompeo Sworn in As CIA Director appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Trump’s CIA Choice to Be Questioned Amid Russia Hacking Fury Pompeo Says He Would Refuse to Restart Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Trump Taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for Top Pos…
01.24 / 03:27
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.”… Read more » The post Spicer Gives First Full Press Briefing as Press Secretary appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Sean Spicer to Be Trump’s White House Press Secretary Trump Says Won’t Move WH Briefing Room, Will Keep Tweeting Trump Won’t Quit Twi…
01.24 / 01:04
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President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in…
01.24 / 01:03
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The nationalist Alternative for Germany party says it will take “internal measures” against a prominent member for his comments suggesting ending the country’s tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its… Read more » The post German Nationalists to Discipline Party Member for Holocaust Remarks appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: German Vice Chancellor Condemns Nationalist’s Holocaust Remarks Nationalists Overtake Merkel Party in German State Vote Nati…
01.23 / 22:20
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NCRI - What are the reasons for Iranian regime’s disagreement with the US taking part in Astana peace talks? This is the question Aljazeera TV has asked the Russian political analyst Ivan Safranchuk. Astana peace talks is scheduled to kick off today aiming at ending the war in Syria and stabilize the ceasefire in the country. The United States has also been invited by Russia to take part in the talks, a decision strongly opposed by the Iranian regime, as expressed by its high-ranking of…
01.23 / 20:35
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Senate Democrats are formally asking Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., to hold a second confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s education nominee, arguing that they need an opportunity to further… Read more » The post Dems Request Another Hearing for DeVos Before Confirmation Vote appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Senate Panel Puts Off Vote on Confirmation of Devos As Secretary of Education DeVos Hearing Postponed Until Next Week Community…
01.23 / 20:17
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday vowed "no confrontation but no submission" to the United States in renegotiating relations between the neighbors under new U.S. President Donald Trump. Pena Nieto said he was willing to discuss trade, illegal migration and other aspects of bilateral ties with Trump but insisted he would defend Mexico's national…
01.23 / 19:54
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President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama’s legacy as the new chief… Read more » The post Trump Signs Order to Pull U.S. Out of Pacific-Rim Trade Deal appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Obama Says He Remains ‘Optimistic’ on Pacific Rim Trade Deal Trump Names Lawyer Lighthizer as Top Trade Rep Obama Says He Won’t Abandon Trade Deal Opposed by Clint…
01.23 / 19:36
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Venezuela's opposition called for supporters to march in the streets Monday demanding early elections to oust President Nicolas Maduro, whom its blames for the country's economic and political…
01.23 / 18:32
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BUDAPEST: Italian and Hungarian authorities have begun investigations into the cause of a bus crash in northern Italy that left... The post Hungary, Italy begin probe into bus accident appeared first on Oman…
01.23 / 18:14
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday urged people to vote for stability in coming elections and called on immigrants "to adapt," seeking to drain support for the far…
01.23 / 18:12
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Turkish ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embarked on a visit to three African countries in a move to impede influence of his foe, Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish cleric exiled in the United States. After Senegal, Chad and Morocco, Ankara is expanding counter-Gulen offensive in Eastern Africa. President Erdogan Sunday flew to Tanzania to seek a…
01.23 / 16:26
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The Egyptian army said Monday that assailants killed five soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula, where security forces have been targeted in a spate of jihadist…
01.23 / 12:54
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President Donald Trump planned to hold meetings on Monday with business and labor leaders to discuss manufacturing and other matters as he starts his first full week in office. President… Read more » The post President Trump to Meet Executives, Labor Leaders in First Full Day in Office appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Trump to Meet With Company Executives on Cybersecurity Trump: Executives Will Run Business Empire With His Children President Obama, Prince William…
01.23 / 12:46
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