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French National Assembly raided as part of Francois Fillon 'fake job' probe

However, after becoming embroiled in the Penelope-Gate scandal and with authorities today raiding his office, Emmanuel Macron has leapfrogged Fillon and is now the 6/4 favourite for presidency. Despite the probe, questions still remain about the legitimacy of his wife's job as parliamentary assistant. Mr Fillon says there is a smear campaign against him and has said he is "outraged by the contempt and misogyny" in the newspaper's story.

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Utah educators protest Trump's secretary of education pick

DeVos, a MI billionaire, has been a prominent force in the school-choice movement, lobbying for decades to expand charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for students attending private or religious schools. In 2011, Devos and her husband founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school. So, Democrats asked her to complete a questionnaire to further gain a grasp of her knowledge of the position.

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United States and S.Korea to go ahead with THAAD deployment as planned

The two allies previous year announced the plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system following a series of atomic and missile tests by nuclear-armed North Korea. According to statements from both offices, Hwang congratulated Trump on his inauguration, before stressing the continued threat from North Korea and the need for the two nations to work together to denuclearize the rogue state.

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Washington state suing Trump over immigration order

Ferguson argues that the Executive Order violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of Equal Protection and the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, infringes individuals' constitutional right to Due Process and contravenes the federal Immigration and Nationality Act.

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USA diplomats around the world have condemned Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Rather, it said the order, that suspends travel to the United States for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries will, expand anti-American sentiment and "immediately sour relations" with key allies, particularly numerous countries whose citizens are now affected.

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McAuliffe, Herring condemn Trump executive order

Virginia's Governor took a stand against President Trump's refugee ban this weekend, and now the state's Attorney General is demanding answers from the federal government. A mother has finally been reunited with her five-year-old son who was reportedly detained for a number of hours at a USA airport on Saturday following Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim refugees from entering the US.

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25 missing Chinese in Malaysia boat sinking found alive: minister

The boat left Saturday morning from the Sabah state capital Kota Kinabalu en route for Pulau Mengalum, an island known for its pristine beaches and dive sites. Xi asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia to maintain close contact and cooperation with authorities of Malaysia, and China's transport and tourism authorities to activate emergency measures immediately to assist the rescue mission.

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Election Commission orders FIR against Arvind Kejriwal over poll bribe remarks

In a strongly-worded letter to Kejriwal, the Election Commission said his remarks against the panel were "baseless", "scurrilous" and "highly depreciable". The poll panel had censured Kejriwal a week ago for exhorting voters to accept bribe from BJP and Congress candidates, but vote for AAP. "Your statement is based totally on fallacious logic and presumption", it said, directing Kejriwal to refrain from further making such statements and warned of stern action.

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Abe, Trump to hold 1st summit meeting on Feb.10

The chat with Mr Abe came days after Mr Trump formally withdrew the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a vast trade deal encompassing a dozen nations that Mr Abe has backed enthusiastically. Ahead of Saturday's call, several Russian news outlets reported that Moscow had arrested two intelligence officers who worked on cyberoperations and a Russian computer security expert and charged them with treason for providing information to the US.

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Trump States New US Defense Chief A 'Man Of Total Action'

The order, signed the afternoon of January 28, calls for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to present the new president with a plan to defeat the terrorist organization in 30 days. It is widely rumored that Mattis left command in the Obama administration because he favored a more bellicose approach toward Iran. But victory, many US military officials have argued, would come at the expense of more USA lives lost and ultimately do little to create a lasting solution to conflicts fueled by bitter ...

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Congress is defaming Punjab: PM Modi

The prime minister also called Punjab the crown of India. "Amarinder Singh has given his blood and sweat for Punjab". He has always worked for the Punjabi and Sardar community. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have just done that in poll-bound Punjab's Jalandhar on Friday. Mr. Gandhi, who took the Congress's electoral battle against the Akalis in their stronghold of Majitha, promised waiver of farm loans and a tough law to wipe out drugs ( chitta ) along with jail for those ...

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GM Canada to move 600 jobs in Ontario to Mexico

Mr. Trump tweeted about GM's export of a small number of Chevrolet Cruze hatchback models out of Mexico earlier this month, which led to GM announcing that it will spend $1-billion (U.S.) at its US plants and hire about 1,000 people. If Trump is able to bring more automotive jobs back to Detroit, that would create more opportunities for Canadian auto parts suppliers says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association.

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Border wall could go up in months, says Trump

However, these are all statements he's made before. Trump using the fact that a report was done to disprove voter fraud as evidence there must, in fact , be voter fraud . "I do have a big heart", Trump said , though he declined to give specifics when pressed. Where you have great people that are here that have done a good job they should be far less anxious.

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Hollande: Trump administration a 'challenge' for Europe

They may have been reassured by the British prime minister's defence of worldwide institutions and warnings about Russian Federation. Trump, however, has floated the idea of lifting penalties imposed over Russia's seizure of Crimea in exchange for a nuclear weapons pact or help fighting terrorist groups like Islamic State.

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John McCain: Senate would reimpose Russian Federation sanctions if Trump lifts them

Trump's first week as president was the best for bond funds in four months, a good one for reflation enthusiasts and for emerging markets, fund flow data shows. Trump, Conway confirmed to " CBS This Morning " that it would be taking place Saturday . Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S.

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Paul Ryan Really Doesn't Care If Mexico Pays For The Wall

Between April and August, Ryan said that Washington would focus on tax reform by creating a "revenue" neutral tax plan that pays for itself and does not add to the deficit. John McCain of Arizona told reporters that he was not sold on paying for the border wall, and the former prisoner of war passionately denounced Trump's new suggestions that torture works and that enhanced interrogation techniques and black Central Intelligence Agency sites should be renewed.

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Labour's former joke-writer says Jeremy Corbyn is wrong on Brexit vote

I've spoken to former Labour ministers who passionately believe that leaving the European Union will be bad for Britain, but feel they must respect the referendum result. As a Labour whip, it is the job of Thangam Debbonaire to impose party discipline. She said: "75 per cent of my constituents voted to remain and I intend to represent them throughout these debates and when voting on Article 50".

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Chinese New Year Traditions That Define The Week Of Celebration

A pair of poetry lines pasted vertically on both sides of the door, with a horizontal scroll above the doorframe, they are written on red paper in black or gold calligraphy and are a key part of new year celebrations. Before the program concluded, audience members were asked to greet each other with two common phrases mentioned in the presentation. "It's like Christmas, but instead of buying gifts, Chinese are a lot more practical and give money".

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Green light for 153 East Jersualem settler homes

First, NBC omits that when Jerusalem city officials issued building permits on Sunday, they issued permits for homes located in both Jewish and Arab neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem . Last week, Spicer said there would be an announcement "soon". The EU spokesperson also called Israel out for going against "long-standing EU policy".

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Julian Assange talks Clinton leak, USA extradition with Waleed Aly

In her Guardian piece, she was particularly critical of Obama for trying to compromise with others that hated him and refused to compromise an inch. Manning has reported that she has not been harassed by fellow inmates at the Fort Leavenworth federal men's prison. President Trump criticized Chelsea Manning in a Thursday tweet.

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Iraq Announces Liberation Of Eastern Mosul From Islamic State

A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of auto bomb attack during a battle with Islamic State militants in Andalus neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq , January 17, 2017. "Attributing responsibility for airstrikes is very hard", Ravina Shamdasani said, adding that "it is clear that civilians are being killed in airstrikes".

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Turkey Protests Ruling of Greek Court to Not Extradite Turkish Soldiers

The eight officers flew by helicopter to the northern city of. Turkey has demanded Greece extradite them, alleging they were involved in the coup attempt and has branded them traitors. " Greece , an ally and a neighboring country, refrains from fulfilling the minimum requirements of combating terrorism and crime", it said. An Istanbul court earlier approved a request from prosecutors for an arrest warrant for the eight.

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Trump administration orders EPA contract freeze, media blackout

However, officials with the Trump transition team defended the freezing of EPA grants and contracts as somewhat larger in scope than the acts of previous transitions, but similar in mission. The Trump administration is preparing to drastically revamp the Environmental Protection Agency in the coming months - scaling back Obama-era regulations and paring down budgets.

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USA demoted to 'flawed democracy' by the Economist's research arm

Despite being released days after President Donald Trump's inauguration, the report says the US has been "teetering on the brink of becoming a flawed democracy" for years. The Economist Intelligence Unit began producing the Democracy Index in 2006. "The downgrade [in the USA rating] was not a outcome of Donald Trump ".

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Mary Tyler Moore: 1936

Moore told The Associated Press in 1995 that her life was "inextricably intertwined with Mary Richards', and probably always will be". In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Van Dyke described the moment, saying: "Outside of her family, I don't think there was anyone more proud of her than I was".