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Police in Italy foil alleged plot to blow up Venice's Rialto Bridge


They said Italy's specialist Digos crime squad had been investigating the three adults on suspicion of radicalisation. A fourth person, a minor also originally from Kosovo, was detained. The "disturbing" remarks were overheard by investigators during intercepts of the four Kosvars which began previous year, D'Ippolito added. Police also carried out 10 raids overnight in Venice, one in the neighbouring town of Mestre and one in nearby Treviso. Read More »

US Secretary of State Tillerson in Turkey for talks

The YPG is the armed wing of the PYD, which is a Syrian affiliate of the PKK. Planning for that fight has highlighted the complicated nature of the conflict in Syria and the many players involved. "He is going to say we are going to do what we have to do", the official said. Gulen denies involvement. The U.S. has said Turkey hasn't provided sufficient proof of his culpability. Read More »

Justin Trudeau plans to legalize marijuana in Canada

Bill Blair, former police chief of Toronto turned MP, is managing the government's plans for legalisation. Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada. Ottawa says legal pot under a new strict regulation regime will make it easier to keep it away from young people, to pull profits from organised crime, to reduce the burden on police and the justice system, and to improve public health. Read More »

McCain: North Korea's 'Crazy Fat Kid' Is Not 'Rational'


Commission on North Korea said : "What we have seen and heard so far-the accuracy, the details and the shocking personal testimony-will beyond a doubt require follow-up measures by the world community, as well as consequences for those responsible on the part of the DPRK". Read More »

Trump supporters rally, clash with counter-protesters


The Los Angeles Times reports that an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the organizer of the event with pepper spray and was set upon by a group of Trump supporters. Counter-protesters said before the march began that they planned to try to stop the march's progress with a 'human wall'. Jennifer Sterling of Laguna Beach, who organized the event, said she was the person pepper-sprayed, but she appeared uninjured. Read More »

Le Pen visits Russian Federation weeks before French presidential vote

Le Pen drew attention to the fact that some of her French colleagues who had expressed agreement with her during the election campaign eventually changed their opinion for time-serving considerations. Reuters suggested that the meeting with Putin is "a coup for Le Pen", boosting her foreign policy credentials. "Russia is ready to stay in contact with representatives of all political forces, with the current leadership, with representatives of the opposition", Peskov said. Read More »

Denis Voronenkov Is The Latest Putin Critic To Wind Up Dead


Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol, police said. "We are continuing our dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities with the ambition to have all artists present to perform in host city, Kiev , which is, of course, our preferred option", said Jon Ola Sand, who is the executive supervisor for Eurovision Song Contest. Read More »

EPL: Alex Iwobi backs under-fire manager Arsene Wenger

Back in 2013, Luis Suarez was unsettled at Liverpool and wanted to leave. Wenger is very, very important for Arsenal for now and for the next season. At the same time, it appears there is no rush to resolve the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez after Wenger admitted contract talks have been put on hold till the summer. Read More »

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue despite overtures


In the aftermath of Uri terrorist attack on September 18, 2016, the Pakistan High Commissioner was demarched by the Foreign Secretary twice on September 21 and September 27. The day marks the historic Lahore Resolution of 1940, in which the All-India Muslim League had demanded a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. Read More »

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year's biggest bank heist ever?


North Korea's government is being investigated by FBI agents after the account was emptied to unknown parties overseas in a stunning cyber heist. Though the involved branch of the U.S. The attack had forced the studio to cancel the release of the satirical movie, " The Interview ", which was based on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Gorsuch testimony concluding amid ironic Supreme Court decision


The school programs must be "reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances". And even when the child's disability prevent them from achieving these marks, the Court found the district must do more than the slightly-more-than-nothing standard announced by Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Read More »

North Korea has expanded its enriched uranium facility, United Nations nuclear inspector says


While this hole in the North's technical ability buys the USA and its allies some time, experts agree the regime will eventually acquire the re-entry technology and have a deliverable ICBM within five years. It is unclear whether or not the new administration will actually move forward with sanctions. Others have criticized the government for taking too long to come up with measures to cushion the economic damage felt by South Korean businesses. Read More »

Ivanka Trump to serve as the President's 'eyes and ears'


The move into a West Wing office brings her role in the administration closer to formality and puts one of the commander-in-chief's closest confidants on firmer ground. She wore a black jersey jacket with white piping and matching tracksuit bottoms, and added a pair of large gold and tortoise shell sunglasses to complete the look. Read More »

EU summit '4 to 6 weeks' after Brexit trigger: European source


The European Union, meanwhile, is fully prepared for Brexit negotiations after Britain announced that it would trigger its divorce on March 29, the European Commission said on Monday. But in a stark contrast, Ms Lea railed against Mr Khan and suggested allowing more European Union regulation could harm Britain's post-Brexit economy. Read More »

Sharif orders to reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border


The prime minister ordered the authorities to reopen the border immediately as a gesture of goodwill while keeping in sight the businesses affected. Sharif reiterated that durable peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace and security in Pakistan. Read More »

Stocks rise ahead of Fed, Dutch vote result


That helped Amsterdam's AEX stock index climb to its highest level in more than nine years, while both Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 hit their highest levels since mid-2015 as fears eased that the euro zone was heading inexorably towards a break-up. Read More »

François Fillon placed under formal investigation over 'fake jobs'


The embattled French presidential candidate is accused of high level misconduct crimes concerning nearly one million euros, most of which was paid to his wife from parliamentary funds. His once-unshakeable approval ratings have plummeted in the wake of the scandal, and many in Fillon's own party, the center-right Republicans, have requested that he step aside for a more viable candidate. Read More »

Tillerson Says State Department Spending 'Unsustainable'

He said the department's budget previous year was "historically high", in part because of conflicts around the globe where US spending, in addition to military money, includes humanitarian aid and so-called "nation-building" assistance, as well as disaster relief in other parts of the world. Read More »

Documents: Flynn paid thousands by Russian interests


The Journal said both business engagements came in the summer and fall of 2015. The fees included $33,750 paid by Russia's state-owned TV network RT to the retired three-star general, who once served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, to speak at what the Russian organizers described to his speakers bureau as a "private, invitation-only conference". Read More »

Theresa May battles party rebels for power to trigger Brexit

The second amendment on whether to hold a meaningful final vote on any deal after the conclusion of Brexit talks was voted down by 331 to 286, a majority of 45, in the Commons. She said May had failed to engage with her call for Scotland to remain in the European single market after Brexit , and that Scotland risked being taken out of the EU against its will. Read More »

Winter isn't done with Northumberland as snow is expected later today


In New York City, forecasters said the first snow is expected late Monday or just after midnight Tuesday, with up to 10 cm falling by dawn. Cold Arctic air already in place over the Great Lakes will ensure it will be a dry fluffier snow, resulting in some blowing snow as winds pick up during the storm. Read More »

Amber Alert cancelled after child found safe, Toronto police say

Christina Nyuyen was last seen in a vehicle around 6 this morning. About three-and-a-half hours after someone had absconded with the auto, a black Toyota Camry , the vehicle was spotted by a passerby in the city's west-end, abandoned in a parking lot with the engine still running, said Toronto Police Detective Ranbir Dhillon. Read More »

Trump Fires Wall Street Enforcer Bharara Who Refused to Resign

But Bharara, who has become a formidable force for justice in NY, stood his ground and stated that he had no intention of resigning. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, issued a statement late Friday saying: "I'm surprised to hear that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions have abruptly fired all 46 remaining USA attorneys. Read More »

Helicopter crashes on outskirts of Istanbul; 7 killed


Hasan Akgun, the mayor of the Istanbul suburb of Buyukeekmece, said he saw five bodies recovered from the crash . Turkish media images showed the helicopter in pieces and thick black smoke as rescue teams continued their search in Buyukcekmece, a western district of Istanbul. Read More »

Jewish Senior Center Evacuated After Bomb Threat


The building was evacuated while police investigated the text and swept the premises. A Jewish Community Center in Silicon Valley and a Brooklyn Jewish senior center both received bomb threats. More than 100 bomb threats have hit JCCs and other Jewish sites across the country since the beginning of the year. "We're going to provide funding for security and cameras for cultural centers, schools that might be subject to an attack", he said. Read More »

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened


The court said, "When we passed our earlier order, the UP government lawyer was there. It is unfortunate. Let the police investigate this matter and say whatever they want", the apex court said. He added Chandrapal would be produced before the court on Tuesday. Prajapati's passport was revoked for four weeks to prevent him from attempting to flee out of the country. Read More »

Kejriwal Defamation Case: Jaitley Cross Examined by Ram Jethmalani


Jaitley added before being interrupted by Jethmalani. 11 questions were disallowed by the court yesterday. The finance minister explained that "my view about my own reputation was based on what my friends, well-wishers and other people both privately and in media, had expressed an opinion on this subject". Read More »

Boy's drowned body found as mother charged


The mother of a five-year-old boy feared drowned in the Murray River has been charged with his murder. Police divers spent Friday combing the Murray River in Moama for the missing boy but were forced to call off the search due to failing light. Read More »

Hundreds Of Companies Bid To Build Trump's Security Wall


Perched more than 20 feet in the air atop the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana , Mexico, a Mexican lawmaker delivers a message to President Donald Trump. Human rights, principles and dignity are not negotiable", Guerra wrote in his tweet . Since discovering the first drug tunnel in nearby Douglas, Arizona in 1990, border officials have found almost 200 more along the 2,000 border in the Southwest, mostly in Arizona and California, with tunnels numerous in the Nogales area. Read More »

U.S. general: Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria


This photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian air force Tu-22M3 bombers strike the Islamic State group wldtargets in Syria on Tuesday, Jan. "The rest of them will fight as ordered or fight to the death". Turkey has objected to the idea, but Townsend reiterated today that the assault of the ISIS capital of Raqqa would involve Kurdish fighters. Read More »

Syrian peace talks flounder as participants ask: Where is America?

Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met the Syrian government delegation head, Bashar Jaafari, in Geneva, where the United Nations is holding the first round of Syria negotiations in nearly a year. He said that Russian Federation, which along with Turkey helped broker a ceasefire in December, appears to be softening its stance toward the armed opposition. Read More »

White House staff told to preserve materials connected to Russian Federation investigation

Dan Coats told the US Senate intelligence committee he had been informed that a recent decree excluding the DNI from the principals committee of the National Security Council, was a simple mistake and would be corrected. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has seemed less than enthusiastic about investigating Russian intervention in our presidential election. Read More »

When Does Lent 2017 Start And What Is Ash Wednesday?


The ashes are meant to remind Catholics that "you are dust and to dust you shall return", as priests say - in other words, the body is only physical, and parishioners must prepare for death. The wearing of ashes is a sign of penance. In tradition, many Christians begin their 40-day journey by coming to church on Ash Wednesday for a service of penitence. Read More »