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French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron 'targeted by Russian-controlled state media'
- February 14, 2017

Macron is among the top candidates in France's presidential election, alongside Marine Le Pen, 48, the far-right National Front's leader. "Two big media outlets belonging to the Russian state Russia Today and Sputnik spread fake news on a daily basis, and then they are picked up, quoted and influence the democratic [process]", Mr Ferrand said . (more...)
German economy grew by 0.4 percent in final quarter of 2016
- February 14, 2017

The data highlight the fragility of the 19-nation economy's recovery. "Political uncertainty regarding Brexit, the future USA economic policy as well as the considerable number of upcoming elections in Europe further depresses expectations", he said. (more...)
Oklahoma Lawmaker: Pregnant Women Are 'Hosts' Whose Bodies Don't Belong to Them Oklahoma Lawmaker: Pregnant Women Are 'Hosts' Whose Bodies Don't Belong to Them
- February 14, 2017

How he expects his "feelings" to be taken seriously when he seems incapable of understanding what women feel is beyond us. So that's where I'm at. I'm like, hey, your body is your body and be responsible with it. 'I say to them, it is immoral and anti-Christian to pass restriction after restriction after restriction and then to do nothing to support women and families in this state, ' Speidel told the outlet. (more...)
US, Japan, South Korea to discuss response to North Korea US, Japan, South Korea to discuss response to North Korea
- February 14, 2017

A South Korea Defense Ministry official said the missile was sacked from the Banghyon airbase in the western province of North Pyongan and flew toward the Sea of Japan. At their summit Friday, Abe and Trump confirmed the strength the bilateral alliance, with Trump affirming that the United States is committed to the defense of Japan, including if the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, which are claimed by China, come under attack. (more...)
Trump Admin considering all options on travel ban: WH Trump Admin considering all options on travel ban: WH
- February 14, 2017

Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" after the decision came out Thursday, but what he has in mind remains to be seen. "Ultimately, I have no doubt that we'll win that particular case", he said. The Justice Department, which is representing the Trump administration, could simply choose to fight it out in the appeals court and in the various courthouses across the country where similar lawsuits have been filed . (more...)
US President's Daughter Ivanka Trump Takes Center Stage At Justin Trudeau Meeting US President's Daughter Ivanka Trump Takes Center Stage At Justin Trudeau Meeting
- February 14, 2017

We have so many great women leaders around the table today. There are fears Canada could unintentionally be sideswiped as Trump negotiates with Mexico . About 18 percent of U.S. exports go to Canada . At a joint news conference after their meetings, the two emphasised their shared goals. His order to temporarily halt entry into the U.S. (more...)
Trump's job approval rating to all-time low: Gallup poll
- February 14, 2017

Gallup's presidential approval is based on telephone interviews over a three-day time period, a rolling average of approximately 1,500 United States adults daily, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points. In the same poll, only 4 percent of Democrats say they approve of the job Trump is doing while 81 percent of Republicans say he inspires confidence and is honest and trustworthy. (more...)
UK Chancellor To Warn Businesses On Growing Cyber Threat
- February 14, 2017

Those behind the centre - set up in October to protect government, business, the economy and the wider society - say that it will reduce the cyber security risk to the United Kingdom by improving its cyber security and cyber resilience. and German elections. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), told the Sunday Times numerous attacks "threatened national security". (more...)
Justin Trudeau, Ivanka Trump to Discuss Women in Business Justin Trudeau, Ivanka Trump to Discuss Women in Business
- February 14, 2017

Meanwhile, headlines about refugees fleeing the US into Canada continued to dominate the news cycle, putting more pressure on Ottawa to answer critics calling on it to scrap a border agreement that automatically prevents asylum seekers from the USA from seeking refuge in Canada . (more...)
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants arrested Hundreds of undocumented immigrants arrested
- February 14, 2017

However, ICE, which as a matter of course does not comment on upcoming or future operations, has described the law enforcement action as "routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE's Fugitive Operations Teams on a daily basis". "The rash of these recent reports about ICE checkpoints and random sweeps and the like, it's all false, and that's definitely unsafe and irresponsible", he said. (more...)
White House Still Claiming Voter Fraud, Still Not Producing Evidence White House Still Claiming Voter Fraud, Still Not Producing Evidence
- February 14, 2017

But on February 9, the Washington Post claimed that during these calls, according to US officials, Flynn and the ambassador discussed American sanctions against Russian Federation. A single poll number can't always answer those puzzles, so here we look deeper at all the groups who support and oppose the Trump administration at its outset: who they are, what they want and - most of all - what might change their minds. (more...)
Donald Trump's MASSIVE North Korea security fail revealed in shock photos Donald Trump's MASSIVE North Korea security fail revealed in shock photos
- February 14, 2017

President Donald Trump a the White House Friday; their first visit since Trump took office. Trump complimented Abe on his "strong hands" afterwards, according to the White House pool reporter. After the press conference, as CNN first reported , Trump stopped by a wedding reception taking place in the 20,000-square-foot ballroom that he commissioned when he turned Mar-a-Lago into a private club in 1995. (more...)
Day Without Latinos': Thousands Protest Immigration Crackdown in Wisconsin
- February 14, 2017

Like many families in this county, there's a lot of hard workers. Milwaukee police officers blocked intersections to allow the massive crowd to move freely to the downtown courthouse. I will assign as many deputies to this initiative as I can. But some of those arrested didn't have criminal histories and were discovered to be undocumented during the sweeps. (more...)
Shiv Sena threatens to sever ties with BJP yet again
- February 14, 2017

But listening to Uddhav Thackeray I am beginning to believe that he has finally moved out of the shadow of his father - his whipping criticism of the BJP is not unlike Bal Thackeray' s but he is tearing huge chunks off the BJP's sides with such a smile on the face (of the tiger, dare I say?) that it is leaving BJP leaders flustered and speechless. (more...)
Monday forecast: Slight chance of rain, still mild Monday forecast: Slight chance of rain, still mild
- February 14, 2017

Some patchy drizzle is possible this afternoon, as a weak upper level disturbance tracks through the region. There is still the meager chance of an isolated sprinkle or shower tonight , otherwise, we'll be dry with some passing clouds. "Rain amounts, if any, look to range from.01" to.05". Winds are going to be from the east and temperatures are going to top out around 60 degrees. This will follow the coolest air of the week as highs will be in the mid to upper 30s. (more...)
Patriots' Brian Daboll Reportedly Expected To Interview For Alabama Coordinator Job Patriots' Brian Daboll Reportedly Expected To Interview For Alabama Coordinator Job
- February 14, 2017

Daboll never has been a full-time college assistant, but did serve as a graduate assistant for Tide coach Nick Saban at Michigan State from 1998-99. According to a Monday afternoon report from Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports , the Alabama Crimson Tide football program is already attempting to replace the recently departed Steve Sarkisian . (