Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished.
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Bannon given more time to sort out with WH what he can tell Hill investigators

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:25
The House Intelligence Committee has agreed to give former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon until the end of the month to return to the panel and finish his closed-door interview, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
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Senate passes controversial FISA surveillance reauthorization

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:13
The Senate approved a six-year extension of the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Thursday.
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EU keen to avoid a fight with Warsaw but will want real concessions

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 21:02
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new charm offensive should buy Poland time in its confrontation with the EU over backsliding on democracy, but Warsaw will have to make some real policy changes to match the warmer words or risk losing some funds from the bloc.
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Trump: Government 'very well could' shut down

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:56
President Donald Trump told reporters at the Pentagon that the worst results of a possible government shutdown would be the impact on the U.S. military.
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Macedonia told to resolve Greece dispute and implement reforms to join NATO

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:56
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Macedonia's must resolve a decades-long dispute over its name, implement judicial reform and build good relations with neighboring countries to join NATO, the Western military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.
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Aunts of reveal decades of concern

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:47
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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:46
CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.
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Graham 'very pleased' with McCain recovery

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:40
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that his close friend, Sen. John McCain, is recovering well from brain cancer.
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Her dress design changed everything

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:36
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Sea ice melted. Temperatures soared. And the trend towards a warmer planet has never been clearer.

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:34
2017 was once again one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest by NASA and third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Opinion: A shame Trump didn't eat more fish

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:30
Cast your mind back to the 1970s. A young Czech-born model named Ivana joins her husband-to-be at the touristy restaurant called Tavern on the Green on the west side of New York's Central Park.
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'Stranger Things' star's Twitter challenge is sweet

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:30
"Stranger Things" star David Harbour is willing to do a few favors for his followers.
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Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:27
Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters
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Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:22
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that some of President Donald Trump's White House staff have "irrational" views on immigration.
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Drone spots swimmers, then does this

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:17
Two swimmers were in serious trouble off the coast of Australia, until a drone came to their rescue.
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SAG Awards get ready for #MeToo close-up

Associated Press - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:15
Following a Golden Globes that made headlines with its Time's Up theme, the Screen Actors Guild is leaning into that discussion with its annual presentation Sunday. Yet with several more star-studded ceremonies to come, questions linger as to how well Hollywood's awards apparatus can juggle serving as a rallying point for that movement with its more prosaic, self-congratulatory business.
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Sri Lankan finance minister restores ban on selling alcohol to women

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:14
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A ban on selling alcohol to women will remain in place in Sri Lanka, after the finance minister reversed his earlier decision to lift the ban.
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Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:05
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
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Train crashes in Mexico City suburb, killing at least five

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 19:53
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A train derailed in a densely populated Mexico City suburb on Thursday morning, killing at least five people, local authorities said.
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