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Global News Pro-Russian incumbent Zeman holds strong lead in Czech presidential vote
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In this context there will be determined the reelection of the current Head of State, Milos Zeman , or the start of in his position of his rival, the scholar Jiri Drahos . Zeman has benefited from rising hostility to immigration, especially to people coming from Muslim states, although the country of 10.6 million received just 116 asylum applications between January and November previous year and has only a tiny Muslim community.

Global News Saudi prince detained in corruption sweep out expects his acquittal within days
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He has also invested in the AccorHotels chain and Canary Wharf, the London business development. The status of those investments and the rest of his $17 billion fortune remained unclear Saturday. Prior to his release, the prince said in an exclusive interview at the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days.

Global News Paris braces for flooding as Seine creeps higher
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Still police in Paris were able to deliver a bit of bright news Saturday, saying river levels were expected to peak at 5.95 meters - or 19 1/2 feet - Sunday night into Monday. They will also have an economic impact on the businesses operating boats on the Seine, since all river traffic has been banned until further notice.

Global News Frustrations grow as few signs of progress in NAFTA talks
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Agricultural trade in general is extremely important to the U.S. In 2016, agricultural exports totaled almost $135 billion-more than three times the total in 1989. Canadian and Mexican officials are prepared to respond flexibly to Washington's demand for greater US content in North American-made automobiles, Reuters reported .

Global News Fire at hospital in South Korea kills 37, injures scores
Author: 0 Fire at hospital in South Korea kills 37, injures scores

Several fabric escape chutes were hanging from the building's sixth floor windows after being used to evacuate patients and hospital staff. At least 177 patients were at the hospital and a nearby nursing home when the fire started. South Korea is one of the fastest-aging countries in the world and has many nursing hospitals, which are preferred for elderly people who need long-term doctors' care.

Global News Body could be missing 4-year-old
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Authorities began draining the pond Saturday, one day after the FBI took over the investigation. When the grandfather noticed the child was missing, he looked for Raul on the property for an hour before calling authorities. "Everyone's a suspect right now I guess". The decision to drain the pond came from Scotland County Sheriff Ralph E. Kersey, who said that it was a "top area of interest" after three search dogs went to the same area, according to the News & Observer .

Global News BOE: Carney had no information of Presidents Membership Dinner public sale
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It has also been announced that David Meller - a joint chair of the Presidents Club, who is also a non-executive director on the UK's Department for Education board - would resign from his public post. The fundraiser has become embroiled in sexual harassment allegations after two Financial Times journalists said the only women present at the event were hired as hostesses and asked to wear skimpy outfits, black underwear and "sexy" shoes.

Global News IMF chief meets Ramaphosa at #WEF in Davos to discuss economy
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Donald Trump's presence however, seems to have rekindled anti-WEF sentiments. Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained US ties with some Arab leaders.

Global News Turkey 'strongly' condemns Kabul terror attack
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Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health Wahid Majrooh informed that at least 163 people were wounded in the Kabul attack. The latest attack comes just days after an assault on the Intercontinental Hotel, one of the most prominent hotels in the city, killed more than 20 people.

Global News 'Padmaavat' violence: Karni Sena chief arrested
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Initially, the apex court had trashed several petitions seeking a stay on " Padmaavat's " release on various grounds. While we were consoling ourselves that perhaps what we saw was indeed a total summation of the directors' vision, a statement by a South India-based MLA makes us ask a yet another question: Was there WAY MORE to Padmaavat than the version that is now in theatres? "Hopefully, by Saturday it should recover around 80 crores", he conjectured on Thursday.

Global News In step to national stage, a young Kennedy to rebut Trump address
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III of MA will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address . "The national audience will get their first opportunity to really get to know him in a way that the people of MA have come to know him", said Peter Ubertaccio, a professor of political science at Stonehill College, outside Boston.

Global News Man shot in Sydney 'after stabbing police officer'
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A man has been shot dead after stabbing a police officer near the Maroubra Junction Hotel in Sydney's south-east, with witnesses reporting hearing "four or five gun shots". The man is believed to have died as a result of gunshot wounds. A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad has launched an investigation into the stabbing and subsequent shooting.

Global News Rep. Patrick Meehan will not seek re-election
Author: 0 Rep. Patrick Meehan will not seek re-election

Meehan, 62, who has represented his southeastern Pennsylvania district since 2011, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Report cites the fact that Meehan used his office's budget to pay for the settlement and his actions after the allegations and settlement became public.

Global News Dhoni awarded Padma Bhushan
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Famous south Indian film composer and musician Illaiyaraja, classical musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan and thinker Parameswaran Parameswaran have been selected for Padma Vibhushan , India's second-highest civilian honour, the government announced on Thursday.

Global News NY joins states boosting net neutrality after FCC rollback
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Cuomo said . "If you want to do business with Montana, there are standards on net neutrality you will have to follow", Bullock said. An ongoing probe by Schneiderman has found that the identities of at least 2 million Americans were fraudulently used in net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC.

Global News Jose Reyes, Mets agree to $2M, 1-year contract
Author: 0 Jose Reyes, Mets agree to $2M, 1-year contract

Reyes, who will turn 35 in June, hit.246 with 15 home runs and had 24 stolen bases last season, his second with the Mets after being released by the Rockies. The Mets retained Reyes' rights into last season and, at the end of it, he vocally expressed a desire to return. Jose Reyes has re-upped with the Mets, pending a physical, the Daily News has confirmed.

Global News Alleged Donald Trump mistress Stormy Daniels to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel
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Clifford that she and Trump had an affair in 2006, just months after Trump's wife, Melania, gave birth to the couple's son Barron. According to the Wall Street Journal , Trump's lawyer arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels in October 2016 as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing their alleged encounter.

Global News Afrin: Kurdish forces call on Damascus in fight against Turkey
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While Aybet did not elaborate on what such measures could include, she said they would follow on from a recent United States proposal to establish a "safe zone" in northern Syria . Meanwhile, Turkey's Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said Friday that the operation into Afrin had led to 14 deaths on the Turkish side. Erdogan has warned that those protesting against the operation will have to pay a "heavy price" and Turkish police detained 24 people on suspicion of disseminating "terror ...

Global News Gov. Cuomo announces multi-state coalition seeking to block GOP tax reform
Author: 0 Gov. Cuomo announces multi-state coalition seeking to block GOP tax reform

Governors from New Jersey, New York and CT said the Republican tax law unlawfully targets a class of people, in this case residents of 12 high-tax states. "We believe substantively there is a very strong case". "In so many ways, these changes discriminate against our state, against our economy, against the individual citizens that live in our state", Malloy said.

Global News 'Progress' in talks to end govt shutdown
Author: 0 'Progress' in talks to end govt shutdown

The contours of that proposal were still taking shape Sunday evening. The GOP's leader, Sen. The approach found advocates in South Carolina Sen. Sen. Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, asked. Earlier Sunday, President Donald Trump urged his party to change Senate rules to end the filibuster, a proposal both parties have traditionally shirked away from, and which McConnell rejected.

Global News Brown Out As PC Leader
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Parks, who sits on the executive of the Ontario PC party will also run for the Tories in Thunder Bay-Superior North in June. After refusing to resign hours before, Brown stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations early Thursday morning.

Global News United Kingdom economy could start to pick up, says Bank of England governor
Author: 0 United Kingdom economy could start to pick up, says Bank of England governor

This was offset, however, by a pick-up in growth in the more dominant services sector, from 0.4% to 0.6%, which was the strongest quarterly increase in the year. However, Britain has been helped by the recovery in the world economy past year which is expected to carry on in 2018. Mr Dixon says there are two things to highlight from fourth quarter GDP growth.

Global News Senate Confirms Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador
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Brownback, who will end his seven year post as governor, was the centre controversy when he was nominated by US President Donald Trump for the role. We are deeply disappointed that the Senate has chosen to confirm Brownback's nomination". Sam Brownback resigned Thursday after the Senate confirmed him as the Trump's administration's ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom.

Global News Deputy shot and killed in Adams County identified as Heath Gumm
Author: 0 Deputy shot and killed in Adams County identified as Heath Gumm

Investigators set a large perimeter in their search for two other suspects. The Denver Post reported that a hearse carrying the deputy's body left the garage at the Denver Health medical center around 12:30 a.m. The sheriff's office says it is praying for the wife and family of the fallen deputy and asks that you keep them in their prayers. Civilians, including some of the homeless people sleep under nearby underpasses, have gathered to watch.

Global News Macron calls for global compact to harness globalisation
Author: 0 Macron calls for global compact to harness globalisation

Macron arrived at Davos having managed to push through sensitive labour and tax reforms in France while he is also out to reshape the country's higher education system. "I have to fight with a nationalist party because there are many fears in my own country - because we didn't deliver properly", said Macron. He underscored the importance of visibility as critical to guaranteeing predictability, and thus stability.

Global News Consumer groups laud US FDA's pro-e-cigarettes tack
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There is conclusive evidence that completely substituting e-cigarettes for conventional cigarettes reduces users' exposure to many chemicals and carcinogens that are in conventional cigarettes. But public health groups, the surgeon general's office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worry about evidence that vaping can get teens addicted to nicotine , and will lead them to smoking cigarettes.

Global News Pent-up needs may fuel Medicaid expansion costs: Avalere
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The same day HHS approved the requirements, Bevin said he will end the state's Medicaid expansion if a court blocks any part of these new changes. "A lot of them never had health insurance before". Instead of seeking preventative care through their insurance, those who lose coverage will have to rely on extremely expensive emergency room visits.

Global News United States embassy to move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 -…
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However, Jerusalem-based evangelical author Joel Rosenberg acknowledged that there were still other Christians in the USA who oppose Trump's policy concerning the Middle East. Last week, the administration announced it was drastically reducing its contributions to a United Nations fund that provides assistance to Palestinian refugees, saying the body would receive only $60 million of the expected $125 million in USA contributions.

Global News I 'Don't Remember' Asking FBI's McCabe Who He Voted For In 2016
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Trump also allegedly spoke out against the political donations McCabe's wife received in the past, and McCabe reportedly characterized the exchange to others as "disturbing". "You know what, I keep out of it". Former White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu pointed out that asking law enforcement officials how they voted in the last presidential election was a phrase that was never uttered in the Obama White House.

Global News Total lunar eclipse to be visible all over Taiwan says weather bureau
Author: 0 Total lunar eclipse to be visible all over Taiwan says weather bureau

It's actually a combination of three different celestial phenomena: a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon. Second, the moon will be especially close in its orbit with the Earth, classifying it a Supermoon. At 4:49 a.m., the moon enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow, that part of the shadow where the sun's light is fully blocked by the Earth. But if the October full moon is closer to the date of the equinox, she takes the name.

Global News Boris Johnson linked to mummy dug up at Basel church
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She died of syphilis at age 68 and remained well preserved because of a high level of mercury in her remains - often a sign that a person had been treated for the disease, Swiss TV channel SRF reported . The results were clear, showing a 99.8% probability that the descendants and the mummy were all from the same maternal line. Researchers then set out to discover the genealogical tree of the woman.

Global News Urgency stressed to address water crisis in Cape Town
Author: 0 Urgency stressed to address water crisis in Cape Town

The coastal city of Cape Town, located in the Western Cape of South Africa , has issued new water restrictions with the city now on the verge of running out of water. "Many people I speak to ask why more dams have not been built". But most locals have adapted their water consumption patterns in an effort to stay within the limits.

Global News Alexis Sanchez 'missed drugs test' as he finalised Manchester United move
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez 'missed drugs test' as he finalised Manchester United move

Fans have been waiting in anticipation of seeing their latest signing turn out in the famous number 7 shirt and they could well get their wish as the Red Devils travel to Somerset. He can play on the left and on the right, as a striker and behind the striker. The 29-year-old will become the first Chilean to play a competitive game for United, and that could come in Friday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Yeovil Town .

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