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  • TA plane carrying Argentinian-born top footballer Emiliano Sala, heading to Wales for his Premier League debut from France, disappeared near the Channel Islands on Monday night. The search for the plane, its star passenger, and the pilot continues, but the chances of finding them alive are ...

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  • TThe US will suspend adherence to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia on 2 February, triggering a six-month notice of a complete withdrawal. Washington stated that Moscow would have six months to "prove compliance" with the treaty, if it wishes to preserve the accord. ...

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  • TSpeaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said his firm might transfer technology to countries “where we are welcomed.” The chairman also stressed that the company is following regulations wherever it operates, as the company has come ...

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  • TThe White House says it will proceed with his State of the Union address at the Capitol next week despite Nancy Pelosi’s request for Trump to postpone the speech until after the government reopens. White House officials sent a letter to the House Sergeant-at-Arms asking to schedule ...

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  • TThe American singer along with two other men were arrested on Monday after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted in a hotel in Paris earlier this month. The woman who accused Brown of rape, a 24-year-old French model, said the R&B star tried to rape her during a party ...

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  • TA Madrid court has sentenced Cristiano Ronaldo, a star forward of Juventus and Portugal's national soccer team, to 23 months of suspended prison term and a fine of over 19 million euros (some $21.6 million) for tax evasion, the court's press service told Sputnik Tuesday. Portuguese football star ...

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  • TChina qualifies the open letter calling on Chinese President Xi Jinping to release two Canadian citizens detained in China last year as disrespect and meddling in country's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday. "We have paid attention ...

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  • TFrench President Emmanuel Macron previously confirmed that France would maintain its military presence in the Middle East throughout 2019, since the envisaged withdrawal of US troops from Syria should not “deflect” Paris from its strategic objective to root out Daesh. French diplomats ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tried to walk back a recent statement concerning talks between Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Giuliani said on NBC on Sunday that discussions about a proposed Trump Tower ...

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  • THuawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in the Canadian city of Vancouver on 1 December 2018, for reportedly failing to comply with US sanctions against Iran, and now faces extradition to the United States. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying has stated that the United States and ...

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  • TFrench President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign a new bilateral agreement on boosting bilateral foreign policy, economic, defence and security, culture, education and climate cooperation on 22 January in the German city of Aachen. Among other things, the document ...

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  • TA stunning new report has revealed that the world’s 26 wealthiest people own the same level of resources as that distributed between humanity’s poorest 50 percent. Released ahead of the annual winter World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — a yearly gathering ...

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  • TThe weird orbits of objects on the edge of our Solar System could have a more straightforward explanation which does not involve a mysterious planet. Ever since 10 years ago when Pluto was declared “asteroid number 134340” and excluded from the list of Planets in our ...

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  • TMore than 90 people have died as a result of an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state, Governor Omar Fayad said. The previous death toll stood at 89.  "The situation has changed, 91 have died from serious burns," Fayad told the Imagen radio station, ...

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  • TAfter the Brexit deal was rejected 432 to 202 by the UK Parliament last week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would come up with an alternative plan on 21 January. Under the terms of an amendment by Dominic Grieve, an anti-Brexit Tory, Prime Minister Theresa May is bound ...

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  • TDemocratic House Representative for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard was widely condemned by Democrats and Republicans for holding an unannounced meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2017 during a “fact-finding” trip to the Mideast country. Tulsi Gabbard, who announced earlier this ...

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  • TOn 21 January, the moon will move closer to Earth and look around seven percent larger in the sky. At one point, the moon will completely disappear in the shadow cast by the Earth, and the Earth's natural satellite will turn red during this extraordinary occurrence,  The ...

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  • TA car bomb explosion occurred on Monday close to a base of the Afghan Special Forces in the central province of Wardak, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported, citing local authorities. The attack on the base of the Afghan security forces in the city of Maidan Shahr in Maidan ...

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  • TThe last time the first lady was officially heard from was January 13. This one tweet excluded, FLOTUS has been nowhere to be seen since the beginning of the year. Melania Trump broke a silence she has maintained since the beginning of the year — except for a single ...

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  • TWhite House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has announced that US President Donald Trump would hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February and a venue would be announced later. On Friday, Trump discussed with North Korean Vice Chairman Kim Yong-chol in Washington ...

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  • TAccording to the Syrian news agency SANA, citing a military source, Damascus air defenses confronted another Israeli aerial attack on Monday that allegedly targeted the southern region. Syria’s air defense has shot down several targets, the agency added, without providing further ...

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  • TUS Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is considering nomination to Kansas Senate seat, which will soon become vacant, as acting Sen. Pat Robertson announced that he would retire, once his term runs out, the Politico media outlet reported on Sunday, citing sources. Pompeo has reportedly not made any ...

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  • TDonald Cerrone moved to a 35-11 MMA record after beating promising prospect Alexander Hernandez. He earlier said that he was "pretty sure" he would meet The Notorious face-to-face in the Octagon soon. Irish UFC fighter and entrepreneur Conor McGregor appeared to be so impressed ...

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  • TRussia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said that NASA had asked Roscosmos to create a lunar version of the Soyuz spacecraft as a backup manned space transport system for flights to the Moon. A senior Russian space industry source told Sputnik that Moscow will develop an ...

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  • TFor the first time, Pakistan’s lower house of parliament was informed about the commercial value of exporting human hair. According to the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce, in the past five years, Pakistan exported human hair worth 1.6 mln USD. Pakistan exports hair ...

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  • TThe explosion occurred on the highway in a suburb of Damascus, Syria according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). "Explosion heard around the southern highway in Damascus area, first reports suggest a terrorist act," SANA reports. All roads leading to the scene of the ...

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  • TThe number of people killed in an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state has climbed to 76, the Universal newspaper reported on Sunday. The previous death toll stood at 73. The deadly explosion at Mexico’s major Tuxpan-Tula pipeline was caused ...

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  • TMerkel's remarks came in the run-up to her meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the German city of Aachen on 22 January, when the two leaders are due to sign a new Franco-German treaty on cooperation and integration. In a video message on Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

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  • TThe first Russian satellite for weather forecasting and monitoring climate and environment in the Arctic region, Arktika-M, is planned to be sent to near-earth orbit in June 2019, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on Sunday. "The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle ...

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  • TThere have been no reports on casualties or damage so far, the Pacific Tsunami Center said Sunday. Seismologists have registered the epicenter at 01:32 UTC 29 kilometers (18 miles) away from the city of Coquimbo at an approximate depth of 54 kilometers (33 miles). According ...

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