• United Nations pessimistic as Syria peace talks resume in Geneva

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    Upcoming Syria peace talks remain focused on negotiating a "political transition" in the war-ravaged country, the United Nations mediator's office said Tuesday, following concern the United Nations was backing away from that aim. "We have to outpace the few spoilers with momentum on the political track", he said. At those talks, de Mistura had to meet separately with the opposing delegations.
  • Put the Shorts Away, Stillwater. A Winter Storm is Brewing

    Put the Shorts Away, Stillwater. A Winter Storm is Brewing

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    Rain will develop across southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon before changing to heavy snow Thursday night through Friday. It remains in effect until midnight Saturday. All the while, on the warm side of this storm system, severe storms are possible. Once change over occurs, heavy snow is likely over parts of the area with significant accumulations likely.
  • Tillerson crosses the border to rebuild ties with Mexico

    Tillerson crosses the border to rebuild ties with Mexico

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    But the Trump administration's effort to step up deportations have already prompted an aggressive campaign by some Mexican officials, governors and public figures to fight the policy by jamming up USA immigration courts. Mexican officials have vehemently rejected that idea as well. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits his limousine prior to his departure for Mexico from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on February 22, 2017.
  • France joins the Dutch in training eagles to counter drones

    France joins the Dutch in training eagles to counter drones

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    Following increased terrorist use of drones, France is employing a similar tactic as the Dutch police in training eagles to snatch them from the sky. The French military is literally going where eagles dare in an effort to combat the increasing use of drones by criminals and terrorists.
  • French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen meets Lebanese leaders

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    The latest survey on Wednesday showed little change in the pattern. Ms Le Pen, he said, posed a "major and immediate threat for our country and Europe". Having eked out a clear lead in second place ahead of Fillon in the wake of Penelopegate, Macron's lead has fallen back in recent polls after he said that France's rule in Algeria was a "crime against humanity".
  • Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

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    Government attorneys argued to the Supreme Court that the protections of the Constitution should not be extended to a Mexican youth on Mexican soil, even if the Border Patrol agent who shot him was standing in the U.S.at the time. Or if he had been a USA citizen, it would not have mattered that Mesa was on one side of the border and he was on the other. "Courts examining both issues are weighing whether foreigners can have their day in USA courts".
  • Deadline Looms For Evacuation Of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

    Deadline Looms For Evacuation Of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

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    The protesters chanted, waved flags and played drums as they left. Frozen ground also is making it hard for people to remove tent stakes, she said. On Tuesday, almost all the yurts were gone at the camp. "We are keeping out all the evil ". The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.
  • Holly Willoughby almost misses Brit Awards after getting stuck in traffic

    Holly Willoughby almost misses Brit Awards after getting stuck in traffic

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    It will compete against Skepta's Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa , The 1975's I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It , Kano's Made In The Manor and Michael Kiwanuka's Love & Hate. Shout Out To My Ex became their fourth number one single previous year while new record Glory Days also spent three weeks at Number 1. All last year's British nominees were white, and protesters rallied under the hashtag #britssowhite.
  • US Jewish community centres receive bomb threats

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    Jewish community centers (JCCs) in Alabama, Minnesota , New Mexico, New York, Texas and Wisconsin were targeted, according to reports , in what is considered the fourth wave of such threats thus far in 2017. The Albany JCC serves thousands of families and the Whitehall Road facility houses a senior center, gym and nursery school. We also heard from members there happy to hear President Trump denounce these treats.
  • Should the United Kingdom downgrade President Trump's visit?

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    Others see the event as a way to highlight the close ties between the two allies. Nearly two million signed a petition about it. "HM Government recognises the strong views expressed by the many signatories of this petition, but does not support this petition", a Foreign Office statement said.
  • No survivors in Melbourne chartered plane crash

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    The plane had taken off from Melbourne's second-biggest airport at Essendon, which is next to the shopping centre, on a flight to King Island, 160 miles to the south, Ms Neville said. The charter experienced " catastrophic engine failure " shortly after take-off from Essendon Airport, according to police. A woman who dropped her daughter off at the Spotlight store on Tuesday morning told Fairfax Radio her daughter confirmed the plane had crashed into that store and it was on fire, but ...