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‘Thank you President Trump’? – US leader hints at UCLA gratitude for negotiating release

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 16:52 US President Donald Trump hinted he wants a simple ‘thank you’ for reportedly negotiating the release of three UCLA Bruins freshman basketball players detained by police for shoplifting in China. Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail! — Donald ...

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Saudi Arabia holding PM Hariri & family in ‘act of aggression’ – Lebanese president

The Lebanese president has publicly acknowledged that Prime Minister Saad Hariri is being detained in Saudi Arabia along with his family, calling it “an act of aggression” against Lebanon. “Nothing justifies Hariri’s lack of return for 12 days. We therefore consider him detained,” President Michel Aoun told reporters on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters. This was his strongest-worded statement yet ...

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Chess grandmaster Karjakin & NHL's Malkin join ‘Team Putin’ in show of support for Russian president

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 13:17 Chess grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and NHL player Evgeny Malkin have announced on their respective social media accounts they will be joining the “Team Putin” movement as an official show of solidarity with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The “Team Putin” initiative was formed by Russian NHL star and Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin earlier this ...

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'We’ll fight to the last drop of blood' – Russia’s cross-country skiing president on IOC ban

The president of Russia’s Cross-Country Skiing Federation, Elena Valbe, insists her organisation will “fight until the last drop of blood” to protect the athletes who received life bans from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Six Russian skiers, including Sochi Olympic champion Alexander Legkov, and 3-time Olympic silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin were slapped with life bans by the IOC. They also ...

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IOC President criticizes calls to ban Russia from 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 18:17 President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach has condemned calls for the disqualification of Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Speaking at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly on Thursday, Bach said everybody had the right to a “fair and due procedure,” referring to the ongoing Oswald Commission ...

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‘We built, are building & will build missiles’ – Iranian president says amid row with US

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 13:04 Iran will not back down and stop producing missiles and stockpiling or “using” any weapons to defend itself, as this does not violate any international deals, President Hassan Rouhani said. Speaking on state TV Sunday, the defiant president said that Iranians “have built, are building and will continue to build missiles,” which, according to ...

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Catalan President sacked by Madrid calls for peaceful resistance to Spain’s power takeover

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 12:41 Edited time: 28 Oct, 2017 12:58 Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was fired by the Spanish government over the region’s declaration of independence, has called on the people to non-violently resist Madrid’s takeover bid. In a televised address on Saturday, Puigdemont said Madrid’s decision to suspend the autonomy of the province and appoint Spanish ...

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Ukrainian president quietly deletes tweet & FB post wrongfully featuring Holocaust image

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 23:33 Petro Poroshenko has tacitly erased his Twitter and Facebook posts about the Soviet deportation of Ukrainians to Siberia, which he illustrated with a photo showing Polish Jews being escorted to a Nazi death camp. The fake content had been online for nearly a week. Last Friday, the Ukrainian leader took to social media to ...

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Tracksuited Turkmen president inspects construction work in capital atop his horse (VIDEO)

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 17:45 Three-term Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took after the nomadic Khans that once ruled the Central Asian country when he personally inspected new buildings in a strangely deserted Ashgabat while riding a magnificent steed. Berdimuhamedov was filmed by state television as he brought his favorite stallion Miras, with whom he beat the country’s best jockeys ...

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Assange tweet-trolls ‘future president’ Clinton with 2016 repost on eve of her 70th birthday

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 10:03 Edited time: 25 Oct, 2017 10:26 WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has apparently wished Hillary Clinton a happy birthday on the eve of her 70th… by reminding the 2016 presidential candidate of her failure. On Tuesday, Assange retweeted former presidential candidate (and his constant critic) Hillary Clinton’s self-congratulatory post from one year ago, in which ...

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