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Worldwide US, Turkey agrees to normalize relations, Turkish Foreign Minister
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A new European Union defence pact and Turkey's offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria have put strains on a transatlantic alliance facing a more assertive Russian Federation and threats from the Middle East. During his two-day trip, Tillerson - who last visited in July 2017 - will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan .

Worldwide South Africa: Opposition party wants early election
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Last week, the EFF wrote a letter to Mbete asking that the no-confidence debate and vote - now scheduled for February 22 - be moved ahead to February 13. But that sentiment on Africa's largest and most diversified economy quickly changed when Zuma would "irrationally" reshuffle his cabinet, in some cases appointing little-known ANC backbenchers to critical posts such as the finance ministry, unsettling the markets and sending the local currency on a downward spiral.

Worldwide Officials detail indictments against Russian nationals accused of 2016 election interference
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Despite President Trump dismissing talks of Russian collusion as a "hoax", CNN's chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said "there has to be read hard proof" in order to pursue indictments like these. The explosive new charges allege that the Russians created false USA personas and stole the identities of real US people in order to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, an assessment previously reached by US intelligence agencies.

Worldwide Angela Merkel: I'm not frustrated, just curious over UK's position on Brexit
Author: 0 Angela Merkel: I'm not frustrated, just curious over UK's position on Brexit

The footnote, which was included in a draft of the transition agreement that was leaked last week, suggested that the United Kingdom could lose access to elements of the EU's single market if it broke Union rules during the transition. "I'm just curious how Britain envisages this future partnership", Merkel told journalists . "The Governance and Dispute Settlement Part of the Withdrawal Agreement should provide for a mechanism allowing the Union to suspend certain benefits deriving for the ...

Worldwide Turkish court rules for Deniz Yücel's release as it accepts terror indictment
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Also detained were a number of German citizens or dual nationals whom Berlin considered political hostages. And even more I am glad for Deniz Yucel and his family. He has been in custody ever since. Ties between Ankara and Berlin have been strained since the defeated coup of Turkey in 2016, as Turkish politicians heavily criticized their German counterparts for failing to show strong solidarity with Turkish government against the attempted military takeover.

Worldwide Pariksha Par Charcha: Modi urges students to work on improving themselves
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The session was called " Pareeksha pe Charcha ", witnessed PM Modi taking up pre-recorded and on-the-spot queries from students regarding dealing with nervousness and pressure during the exams. All my time, energy and strength and mental capability, all should be spent on the 1.25 crore Indians. The Prime Minister's Office had received thousands of questions from students across the country, ranging from stress and parental pressure to yoga and how to deal with the competition.

Worldwide Priyanka Chopra to terminate contract with Nirav Modi?
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The documents released by Prasad deal with Nirav Modi's partner Mehul Choksi's business dealings. State Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar said the bank has lent $212 million to Nirav Modi on the basis of LoU issued by PNB . The bank, however, could not find any past entries in the system, the FIR has alleged. The allegedly fraudulent transactions are the equivalent of eight times the lender's 2017 net income of about Rs1,320 crore ($206 million), exchange filings show.

Worldwide Israel sentences Palestinian to life for triple murder
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An Israeli military court yesterday handed four life sentences to a Palestinian convicted of murdering three Israelis at a West Bank settlement during heightened tensions in July, the defence minister said. "Everyone told me - the State of Israel does not support the death penalty", she recalled. Al-Abed was convicted of the murders two months ago. Names of Halamish terror attack victims.

Worldwide Massive sinkholes swallow cars in Italy, Bolivia
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The collapse happened in the Baldunia area of the city between via Livio Andronico and via Lattanzio. The sinkhole , measuring around ten metres deep, appeared in the Balduina district, a residential area northwest of Vatican City. Works had been carried out in the same spot where the sinkhole appeared between January 25th and 28th, after reports of significant water leaks, which had however continued since the works.

Worldwide Warm, cloudy, and breezy today
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The day will feature more clouds than sun with a high in the 60s for the northern counties of the state, with potential for low 70s over South Alabama. The low will be near 53 degrees. "There is a 50% chance of showers with the front but rainfall amounts are expected to be generally 1/4" or less. Look for scattered showers for the Friday morning commute.

Worldwide In aftermath of shooting, Florida community mourns
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Michele Roseman was convinced that she had found a safe place to raise her children when she came to Parkland , Florida, in 2000. Medical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Flordia, on February 14, 2018.

Worldwide BJP Using 'Terror Collaborator' to Oust Left Govt: Tripura CM
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday directed his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the latter has expertise only in making tall promises before the electorate. "They have also been ignoring our appeals and letters in this regard", he added. Tripura has been ruled by the Left Front since 1978 with a five-year break between 1988 and 1993, when the Congress and its tribal party ally Tripura Upajati Juba Samity were in power.

Worldwide How to help families affected by Florida school shooting
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Bennight said he reported it to YouTube and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who interviewed him the next morning and again visited him after the shooting on Wednesday. Cruz was detained without incident, Israel said. The report from the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds of the school, which has 3,000 students.

Worldwide North Korean Coaches Cheering for South Korean Skier is Way Too Epic
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There, she captured worldwide headlines by shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in , cheering on the joint Korean ice hockey team with him and extending her brother's invitation to an upcoming summit in Pyongyang . The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after the North Korean delegation concluded its three-day visit. "I personally think she should be mindful of her place, stop looking down on other people arrogantly and feel guilty".

Worldwide PM Modi to hold 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' with students
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To a question about concentration, the Prime Minister said it isn't something that has to be specifically learnt. A packed auditorium full of teachers and students awaits the PMs words. Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 (WSDS), the flagship forum of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.

Worldwide West Bengal Opts out of 'Modicare', Why 'Waste' Funds, Asks Mamata
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While presenting the Union Budget earlier this month, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) that seeks to provide health insurance of Rs 5 Lakh to ten crore households. "We have done it even after the centre takes away Rs48,000 crore a year for debt-servicing the loan liability left behind by the preceding CPM government", she pointed out.

Worldwide South Africa elects Ramaphosa as new president
Author: 0 South Africa elects Ramaphosa as new president

Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ANC finally turned against him after a nine-year reign dominated by corruption scandals, economic slowdown and plummeting electoral popularity. But it won't be easy: Unemployment is now at almost 30 percent, a rate which rises to nearly 40 percent for young people. The nation's debt was past year downgraded to junk status by the Standard & Poor's and Fitch ratings agencies.

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