Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Russia vs. The Global Order: What Will Trump’s Divided Administration Do about It? [15]

Russia sees Trump's presidency as a net loss for the United States’ global position that Russia should take advantage of. Published in Moscow Times (Russia) on 16 January 2017 by Vladimir Frolov Posted on January 17, 2017. This post appeared on the front page as a direct link to the original article with the above quotation.

watchingamerica 2:22:00 AM CET

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Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech [13]

British Prime Minister Theresa May has at last delivered a speech outlining the UK government’s plans for Brexit. After months of speculation, and a battle in the country’s supreme court, Mrs May has said that the final deal for Britain’s exit from the European Union will be put to a vote in parliament.

euronews-en 7:07:00 PM CET

Chinese President says no one can win a trade war [9]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a robust defense of globalization, arguing that economic integration has powered human advancement and improved the lives of millions of people. "Many of the problems troubling the world are not caused by economic globalization," Xi said Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

cnn 1:09:00 PM CET

Istanbul nightclub IS gun attack suspect captured after two weeks on run The suspected gunman who attacked an Istanbul... [4]

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that the man was being questioned by police and expressed hope that the interrogation would unveil the "forces" behind the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. "The vile terrorist who attacked the place of entertainment on New....

belfasttelegraph 11:12:00 AM CET

Comment: The Paris peace talks have achieved little except hot air [4]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks in his Jerusalem office Credit: JIM HOLLANDER I t is hard not to conclude that the 70-nation summit held in Paris to kick-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has been little more than an exercise in futility.

telegraph 8:13:00 AM CET

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead [4]

In this image supplied by MSF, a man carries an injured child following a military air strike at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017. Relief volunteers are believed to be among the more than 100 dead after a Nigerian Air Force jet fighter mistakenly bombed the refugee....

news-yahoo 11:09:00 PM CET

Trump tries to calm tensions over squabble with civil rights icon John Lewis [3]

NEW YORK—Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect’s squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. ȁ#x201c;He said that he is going to represent all Americans.

TorontoStar 8:21:00 PM CET

Day 2: Novak, Serena and Co set for 1st-round matches [3]

Serbia's Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are set to begin quests for their....

news-yahoo 2:12:00 AM CET

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence [3]

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, theWhite House said. Ms. Manning, formerly known as U.S.

Hindu 11:03:00 PM CET

China urges further implementation of Iran nuclear deal [3]

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to work with relevant parties to ensure a continuous, comprehensive and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here on Tuesday. The first anniversary of JCPOA implementation fell on Monday.

xinhuanet_en 11:18:00 AM CET

Associated Press: Lithuania signs agreement with US on troop deployment [3]

VILNIUS, Lithuania – Lithuania on Jan. 17 signed an agreement with the United States formalizing the presence of U.S. troops in the small Baltic country bordering Russia and Belarus. The agreement will facilitate the deployment of U.S. forces and support staff as well as the implementation of joint exercises and training.

kyivpost 5:45:00 PM CET

Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s [3]

ROME (AP) " A Rome court has convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships. Another 19 people were absolved in the Italian....

nzherald 9:55:00 PM CET

After 3 Years, MH370 Search Ends With no Plane, Few Answers [2]

SYDNEY — After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia, which....

voanews 7:44:00 AM CET

Protesters line outside Ivanka Trump's home [2]

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Ivanka Trump's New York City home on Monday during a 'Help Ivanka Move' demonstration ahead of her move to Washington, DC. Anti-Trump activists brought cardboard boxes representing what they wanted the future First Daughter to bring as she and husband Jared....

dailymail 5:50:00 AM CET

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami [2]

MIAMI (AP) — A national holiday that was supposed to be about nonviolence erupted into mayhem in Miami when police say eight people were wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police say they are not sure what started the shooting on Monday afternoon.

news-yahoo 1:19:00 PM CET

France backs Astana Syria truce objectives, insists on opposition presence [2]

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday it supported the objective of consolidating a nationwide ceasefire in Syria at proposed talks in the Kazak capital Astana later this month, but said the talks needed to have a credible and large opposition representation.

news-yahoo 1:19:00 PM CET

11:10 Democratic Boycott for Trump's Inauguration Grows [2]

17 de enero de 2017, 11:10 Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) More Democratic congressmen have joined today the boycott against the inauguration on January 20th of U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump, due to his ''divisive and prejudiced'' run for the White House.

plenglish 5:26:00 PM CET

Drone video shows a huge crack in Antarctic ice [2]

Yesterday, the Halley VI Research Station was forced to close its Antarctic research base amid rising fears it could fall into a huge ice chasm. Shocking new drone footage has now been released that shows just how massive the growing crack in the ice is.

dailymail 7:57:00 PM CET

WHO urges Africa to strengthen food safety systems1 hour ago [2]

14 hrs ago Read more: India.com Nairobi, Jan 17: The World Health Organisation urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.WHO Representative in Kenya Rudi Eggers on Monday told a regional food safety conference in Nairobi....

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