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    Trump says cabinet picks free to express own ideas
    Jan14

    Trump says cabinet picks free to express own ideas

    WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great job,” he said in an early morning tweet...

    Winter storm batters Europe
    Jan14

    Winter storm batters Europe

    LONDON: A powerful winter storm battered Europe on Friday (Saturday in Manila), knocking power out for 330,000 homes in France, prompting the evacuation of thousands of seaside dwellers in Britain and disrupting travel. Britain issued more than a dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there was a risk of danger to life, and deployed the military to...

    Tennis: Don’t call me ‘Sir Andy’, says Murray
    Jan14

    Tennis: Don’t call me ‘Sir Andy’, says Murray

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Andy Murray said there was no need to call him Sir on Saturday as he took a relaxed approach to his new status as a knight of the realm and world number one at the Australian Open.The laconic Scot said just being called Andy was fine despite a decision by Australia’s Channel Seven to refer to him as Sir Andy Murray at the...

    Trump’s pivotal Russian test
    Jan14

    Trump’s pivotal Russian test

    NEW YORK – There’s a mood of confidence in Moscow bordering on triumphalism. Russia is dictating the grim outcome in Syria. It has annexed with impunity part of Ukraine and set limits on the country’s Westernising ambitions. It has influenced, through… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s independent Dozhd TV station
    Jan14

    Ukraine bans Russia’s independent Dozhd TV station

    New York, January 13, 2017—Ukrainian authorities should immediately reverse an order banning broadcasts of the independent Russian television channel Dozhd (Rain) in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dozhd reported yesterday that the Ukrainian regulator, the National … …read more Source:...

    After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat
    Jan14

    After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat

    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video link, dedicated to the start of natural gas supplying from mainland Russia to Crimea, in Moscow, Russia, December 27, 2016. Photo: Sputnik via Reuters NEW YORK: Americans are more concerned than they were before the 2016 US presidential campaign began about the potential threat Russia poses...

    Trump says cabinet picks free to express own ideas
    Jan14

    Trump says cabinet picks free to express own ideas

    WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shrugged off the strikingly divergent positions his cabinet picks have taken on Russia, torture, and a host of other issues, saying he wanted them to express their own ideas. “All of my Cabinet nominee (sic) are looking good and doing a great job,” he said in an early morning tweet exactly one...

    Ukraine freeze kills 40 in two weeks
    Jan14

    Ukraine freeze kills 40 in two weeks

    KIEV: Sub-zero temperatures across Ukraine have claimed 40 lives since late December, officials said on Friday as the death toll from the cold snap hitting Europe keeps rising. Authorities said most of those who died of exposure were found in the streets, a total of 40 victims since December 30, with 11 of them confirmed dead in the past 24...

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7
    Jan13

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam crown at the tournament starting in Melbourne on Monday, faces dangerous former world...

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open
    Jan13

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Fridays draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne...

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