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Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.

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Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to have directed his attorney to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The late Thursday account on BuzzFeed News said two anonymous federal law enforcement officials were the sources for the report about the president and his former lawyer Michael Cohen. The sources say Cohen ...

Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad after she suggests he delay his State of the Union address

Pelosi earlier said she hadn't heard from the White House since asking to reschedule the annual State of the Union address.

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Some studies have shown that the chemicals encourage coral bleaching.

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of ...

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YouTube Revises Policy, Bans Dangerous Prank Videos

YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things. The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on ...

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Esperance celebrate centenary despite ban for supporters

Tunisian club Esperance continue their centenary celebrations despite having to play two African Champions League games without fans.

Congress now eyeing the other Trump Tower once planned for Russia

Two Congressional aides told NBC News Trump's proposed Moscow development with Aras Agalarov is drawing new scrutiny from House and Senate investigators.

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Sharm el-Sheikh: UK should end flight ban - Egyptian ambassador

Hundreds of thousands of Britons used to visit the resort before a terror attack on a plane there in 2015.

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US Partial Shutdown: What’s Open, What’s Closed

A partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government began Dec. 22, after President Donald Trump and Congress failed to agree on funding for the ... /
Soulja Boy denies drug accusations: “I ain’t never done crack in my life!”

Soulja Boy is defending himself against folks who suspect he uses hard drugs. Some followers have speculated that the rapper and Marriage Bootcamp ...

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Q&A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

Somehow, some day, the nasty deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that’s shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying 21 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in ...

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Mike Thomson: African migration 'a trickle' thanks to trafficking ban

Despite a clampdown on migration through the desert many are still prepared to make the deadly journey.

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Protectionism, Dysfunction Could Hurt US Businesses, Warns Chamber of Commerce

Rising global authoritarianism, trade protectionism and the weakening of global institutions threaten U.S. businesses, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Thursday. In his annual address, Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said for now the U.S. economy is strong and business owners are consistently optimistic, crediting ...

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Top California Lawyer Gives Insight Into Trump Policy Fight

When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, turned to a member of his office’s civil rights section to craft the state’s legal ...

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Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after BSE crisis

It comes ahead of a Downing Street meeting between Theresa May and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. /
Why did Pastor John Gray really buy his wife a new Lamborghini?

Pastor John Gray was slammed for buying his wife a pricey $200,000 Lamborghini, but was it a wedding anniversary present or a make-up gift after the ...

Rwanda enforces ban on skin bleaching products

The Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products.

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Retired US Military Chiefs Fight Trump Trans Ban

Four senior retired U.S. military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as "wrong" ahead of a key decision from the country's top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week by a Washington appeals court in favor of a ban on transgender ...

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Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction

Natalya Veselnitskaya is accused of obstruction of justice in a tax fraud case from 2013.

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Russian Lawyer At Heart of Trump Tower Meeting Indicted

A federal grand jury has indicted a Kremlin-linked lawyer, who met U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son and other members of his campaign in ... /
Fans slam Alicia Keys for praising XXXTentacion; singer deletes post

The Twitterverse is often unkind to Alicia Keys. Back in the day she was labelled a homewrecker. Then she was hated on because of her #nomakeup ...

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Court Backs Curbs on Transgender Military Service 

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy of restricting transgender people from serving in the military. The ...

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Sabarimala: Women who defied temple mobs 'have no fear'

The two women who defied a religious ban to enter an Indian temple speak exclusively to the BBC.

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Sabarimala temple woman: 'I may be killed'

A woman who defied a religious ban sparking two days of protests says she has 'no fear'.

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Young Muslims Celebrate with First Somali-American in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as inspired young Muslim Americans and refugees watched closely. In the evening, a group of young Muslim men and women from Minnesota, Ohio and the Washington metropolitan area, were buzzing about the ...

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Sabarimala: India's Kerala paralysed amid protests over temple entry

Protests erupted after two women defied a religious ban to enter the Sabarimala temple.

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