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Author: 0 French historian Henry Rousso almost deported from US

USA customs officials in Houston detained a French historian for 10 hours while on his way to speak at a symposium at Texas A&M in College Station. "I have been detained 10 hours at Houston [International] Airport about to be deported", he wrote.

Global Media Foreign Oscar contenders denounce 'fanaticism' in US
Author: 0 Foreign Oscar contenders denounce 'fanaticism' in US

The Salesman is nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar category, but Farhadi said in late January that he would not attend the ceremony even if given special dispensation. From film to fashion, dance to design, our culture adds so much value to the lives of millions of Londoners and, in many ways, is the embodiment of how London is open to the world.

Author: 0 Fresh attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

He said there will be workplace inspections and penalties for employing undocumented foreigners will be imposed. "He reiterated that the Department of Home Affairs will be cracking down on all employers who continue with this practice, which is risky as it pits locals against non-nationals".

Author: 0 Spicer Tries And Fails To Stop White House Leaks

Spicer, who declined to comment on the meeting, was particularly frustrated with the fact that the decision to appoint Mike Dubke as White House communications director was leaked to the press a week earlier, the sources said. Before the meeting at Spicer's West Wing office, staffers had to empty their electronic devices on a table, Politico reported. In addition to the "phone check", Spicer told his staff that using encrypted messaging services like Signal and Confide violates the ...

Global Media BJP to celebrate Maharashtra, Odisha victories
Author: 0 BJP to celebrate Maharashtra, Odisha victories

Now, the BJP has earned huge support in Odisha panchayat polls. However, the BJD has ceded about 178 seats in the panchayat elections compared to 2012 polls as the opposition BJP made inroads in the bastions of the ruling party. The State Bharatiya Janata Party has chose to counter the Congress demonstration at Bhopal on February 22 by celebrating BJP victory in urban body elections in Maharashtra and Odisha.

Global Media Iraqi forces inside west Mosul proper after taking military base
Author: 0 Iraqi forces inside west Mosul proper after taking military base

Jeff Davis told reporters at the Pentagon today. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced on February 19 the start of an offensive to drive extremist militants out of the western side of Mosul, locally known as the right bank of Tigris River, which bisects the city.

Author: 0 44 percent of Americans approve of the job President Trump is doing

During today's broadcast of Meet the Press , host Chuck Todd delved into President Donald Trump's habit of attacking the media to see if there was a pattern on when they escalate. Their support is enough, currently, to keep Trump's standing from collapsing, and holding them is likely key to his future. The poll surveyed 1,000 people and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

Global Media SLIDE SHOW:Coldest Night Walk
Author: 0 SLIDE SHOW:Coldest Night Walk

The event helps raise awareness for those who might not have a warm place to stay at night. Though a final amount still isn't known, organizers say this year's walk raised more than $47,000 dollars. "We're hoping to make this an annual event to support The Grind Refuge and Safe Shelter for Youth, and we hope it continues to grow and get bigger every year", said Studham.

Global Media Thousands March in Moscow for Murdered Kremlin Critic Nemtsov
Author: 0 Thousands March in Moscow for Murdered Kremlin Critic Nemtsov

Police quickly detained the assailant and led him away. "It's at times like this, particularly on the anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's death, where you can kind of check in with the opposition and take the pulse of how [strong] the movement is", Al Jazeera's Rory Challands, reporting from the march, said.

Author: 0 Palestinian workers killed by toxic gas in Gaza tunnel

In February 2016, nine Hamas members were killed in the collapse of two tunnels in the center of the Strip and in eastern Gaza City. "The killing of the three while they were working to secure living for their families is a tragic incident", Hamas said in a written statement.

Author: 0 Nostalgia rules as classic phone brands come alive at MWC

The phone is a slightly smaller, pocket-friendly version of the Nokia 6. Today, at its Mobile World Congress launch event in Barcelona, HMD Global has taken center stage to unveil a modern take on their iconic feature phone - Nokia 3310 .

Author: 0 Almost 10 anti-migrant attacks a day in Germany

MP Ulla Jelpke from the leftist Die Linke party said that the government was too focused on a perceived security threat from migrants while the real threat was coming from the far right. "We're seeing almost 10 [criminal] acts a day", she told the Funke Mediengruppe, a German regional newspaper group. It said police had detected 1,000 criminal acts against refugee shelters in 2015 and only 199 in 2014.

Author: 0 Millions at risk from African starvation worsened by Boko Haram

The conference is held by the United Nations and the governments of Norway, Germany, and it is tagged, "Oslo conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad " with foreign ministers of Norway, Germany and Nigeria as participants. The Conference saw the participation of some 170 representatives from 40 countries, UN, regional organizations and civil society organizations. Financial support will cover the period 2017-2019, with 432 million euros for the first year, said Norwegian Foreign ...

Global Media Trump to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner in latest spat with press
Author: 0 Trump to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner in latest spat with press

Trump. The president has attended the dinner in the past as a celebrity attendee. Trump's announcement, which gave no reason, came after a sustained attack on the media. Trump's absence isn't unprecedented, but he would be the first POTUS in more than 30 years to miss the event. The news comes amid increasingly tense relations with the press and banning several media outlets from White House briefings, calling the media the "enemy of the people".

Global Media Secretary of State Tillerson on Mexico: 2 strong countries will have differences
Author: 0 Secretary of State Tillerson on Mexico: 2 strong countries will have differences

Trump has vowed to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in the United States , and branded those from Mexico as rapists and criminals during his presidential campaign. The US government said it will start accepting design proposals in March. Tillerson and Kelly were scheduled to meet with Pena Nieto at 1900 GMT after talks with Mexico's ministers of foreign affairs, finance and government.

Author: 0 Things You Should Know About Oscars 2017

The Academy Awards , or the Oscars, is a night of celebration, jokes, and of course , the awards themselves. Nonetheless, I find it fascinating how many viewers watch the Oscars without ever having seen the films. Music (Original Song ) - " City of Stars " featured in " La La Land ". This year La La Land , Moonlight , Arrival, Manchester By The Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, Fences, Hell or High Water and Hidden Figures are competing to win major trophies.

Global Media IS Loses Ground in Iraq, Syria
Author: 0 IS Loses Ground in Iraq, Syria

They then moved to the edge of Mosul's western Mamun neighborhood, where they were working to surround it before punching into the city. An Iraqi soldier readies his artillery gun as Iraqi forces slowly advance Saturday into western Mosul.

Global Media 16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in northeast India
Author: 0 16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in northeast India

At least 17 people were killed and 62 injured when a truck ferrying them to a church service overturned after hitting a concrete railing in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district today. The injured, including the truck's driver and helper, have been shifted to nearby hospitals, including the Shillong Civil Hospital, located in the district.

Global Media Akhilesh Yadav dares PM Modi for debate over discrimination in development
Author: 0 Akhilesh Yadav dares PM Modi for debate over discrimination in development

Countering Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's "donkeys from Gujarat" jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb 23 (Thursday) said he drew inspiration from the animal. Akhilesh Yadav seems to be confident on securing more than 300 seats in Uttar Pradesh. " PM kabristan aur shamshaan ki baat kar rahe hain, hum laptop aur smartphone ki baat kar rahe hain (The PM is talking about kabristan and shamshaan and we are talking about smartphone and laptop)", CM Akhilesh said at an election rally ...

Author: 0 How to Watch the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet Live Stream

EST) a victor. By sheer numbers, the musical dramedy film La La Land has the best chance of at least one of its nominees being victorious. Based on the play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue", the film racked up eight nominations including for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris in the supporting actor categories, writing, directing and cinematography .

Global Media One shot along Uptown parade route, NOPD says
Author: 0 One shot along Uptown parade route, NOPD says

Worldwide media reports noted the similarity to recent terrorist car-ramming attacks in France, Germany and Israel, but an initial statement by local police said the driver appeared to be drunk or under the influence of drugs. Carrie Kinsella said, "I felt a rush it was so fast". "The investigation is ongoing and officers are canvasing the area for evidence and information that may help identified the suspect".

Global Media Trump DHS secretary vows to Mexican leaders: 'No mass deportations'
Author: 0 Trump DHS secretary vows to Mexican leaders: 'No mass deportations'

Among points of tension is the possibility of Trump's administration using US aid to Mexico as leverage for his demands that Mexico pay for a border wall and do more to stem illegal migration. But the encouraging words could not obscure the deep divisions that have emerged over trade and immigration policy early in the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Met Éireann weather warning as Storm Ewan hits with strong winds

Furthermore, a yellow weather warning is in place for the following counties: Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary. The national forecaster is also warning of heavy or thundery rain also, especially in the midlands, Connacht and Ulster. Rain and wind will continue through the week, with occasional patches of brightness in between.

Author: 0 North Korean embassy official's attempt to meet suspect rebuffed

It called it a "blatant violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and other worldwide norms". South Korean and US officials say he was assassinated by North Korean agents. Earlier, police warned they would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refused to co-operate with the investigation . KLIA2 security personnel on high alert following the alleged murder of North Korean Kim Jong-nam eleven days ago.

Author: 0 'Impostor' guest causes headaches for Fox News after Swedish government cried foul

Bill O'Reilly and Fox News have been lambasted for providing fake news after interviewing a "Swedish Defense and National Security advisor", in relation to Trump's #LastNightInSweden gaffe, who no one had ever heard of. Many Swedish social media users ridiculed the apparent blunder online. So who is Nils Bildt? Bill O'Reilly hosts alleged Swedish national security adviser Nils Bildt on The O'Reilly Factor regarding immigration in Sweden.

Author: 0 Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens

The so-called Cairo group of the Syrian opposition condemns the explosion in Homs as a terrorist attack committed by Jabhat al-Nusra (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), Jihad Makdissi, one of the group's leaders, told TASS on Sunday.

Author: 0 DeMarcus Cousins on the Kings trading him: 'It was a coward move'

Davis led all scorers as he dropped 29 points to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. Without using the term "Big Three", general manager Dell Demps insinuated that he sees the two former Kentucky big men and point guard Jrue Holiday - a former Eastern Conference All-Star - in that light.

Author: 0 More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

The families have been relocated to the neighboring Ismailia province and are being provided help by the Coptic church and the government. Sectarian attacks occur often in Egypt but are usually confined to home burning, crop razing, attacks on churches, and forced displacement.

Global Media Trump to Washington reporters: Not going to your dinner
Author: 0 Trump to Washington reporters: Not going to your dinner

Amid growing tension with the media, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Obama said Trump "would certainly bring some change to the White House", showing an image of the residence with golden pillars and a sign that said "Hotel - Casino - Golf Course - Presidential Suite".

Global Media Harrison drops out of DNC race
Author: 0 Harrison drops out of DNC race

Haim Saban, the entertainment tycoon who is one of the Democratic Party's largest donors, called Ellison both "anti-Israel" and anti-Semitic. "We've got earnest, honest work to do under Chairman Perez", he said, "and all of us and all of you are going to help him".

Global Media Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit
Author: 0 Indonesia hopes for billions from Saudi king's visit

The King and his entourage were introduced to the Cabinet ministers and members of the diplomatic corps present at the event. They were ferried by over 100 vehicles in a heavily guarded convoy, forcing several major roads in the capital Kuala Lumpur to be closed for over three hours.

Global Media Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act
Author: 0 Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act

Funding, including money to states to cover some people with pre-existing conditions, would come from a system similar to ObamaCare's "Cadillac tax " on employers with lavish health plans. He said the idea of an imminent repeal and replace was "happy talk", according to a report from Politico's Darius Tahir . However, the resolution has reportedly been hampered by disagreement about the best way to proceed.

Global Media USA airplane pilots are reporting more drone sightings, but no collisions yet
Author: 0 USA airplane pilots are reporting more drone sightings, but no collisions yet

Of the 473, there was only one Sacramento drone sighting - in September 2016. It said investigations into those reports concluded that the collisions were with birds, wires, posts or structural failures and not drone-related. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today released an update on the number of reported sightings of drones near airplanes or air traffic control facilities.

Global Media National security adviser: Term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful
Author: 0 National security adviser: Term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Louis. McMaster told National Security Council staff in a meeting that the label "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful and that terrorists are "un-Islamic", the New York Times reported , citing unnamed sources who were present. It's unclear if he will need Senate confirmation because he is a three-star general taking on a new assignment. McMaster said "Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion", The Times reported.

Author: 0 Syrian city of Al-Bab fully taken from ISIS - Turkish military

Al-Bab, just 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Turkish border, was the last IS stronghold in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. 'We will be able to say that al-Bab is fully cleared of Daesh once the sweeping activity is concluded'.

Global Media Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen'
Author: 0 Boehner: ObamaCare repeal and replace 'not going to happen'

It would "charge older customers up to five times as much as their younger counterparts", Demko notes . States would instead be provided a per capita cap, which would allocate money based on the number of those enrolled. Boehner continued, "And secondly, as I told some of the Republican leaders when they asked, I said , if you pass repeal without replace you'll never pass replace, because they will never ever agree on what the bill should be".

Author: 0 Rescue for Kidnapped German Archaeologists

Their abductors had demanded a N60 million ransom, but the police have not revealed whether or not any amount was paid. Police special forces and a special investigative team for kidnappings have been searching around the village of Jenjela in the state of Kaduna, where gunmen on Wednesday abducted Professor Peter Breunig and his associate, Johannes Behringer, and walked with them into the bush.

Global Media Can Damage Control by US Officials Salvage Security Relations with Mexico?
Author: 0 Can Damage Control by US Officials Salvage Security Relations with Mexico?

Two Mexican newspapers leaked comments from Videgaray, however, that bolstered the perception that Mexico is taking a more robust approach to its dealings with Trump, following jibes that Pena Nieto should stand up to his counterpart. "I repeat, there will be no mass deportations", he said. The United States has allocated $2.6 billion worth of aid to Mexico for fighting crime under the 2008 "Merida initiative", U.S.

Author: 0 Suspect in NK Assassination: I Got Paid $90 for 'Prank'

VX nerve agent is considered a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations and is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Andreano said Siti was paid $90 by two men, called James and Chan, who "looked like Korean or Japanese", to splash baby oil on Kim's face.

Author: 0 Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties

Military to military links between Australia and Indonesia experienced a freeze late past year when Indonesia objected to material being taught or displayed in an Australian defence training academy in Perth. "I have conveyed to Prime Minister Turnbull some of the key issues", he said. The two leaders, however, did not specifically discuss the possibility of wanting Canberra to take part in joint patrols in the South China Sea, which was much anticipated after Jokowi reportedly had hinted at ...

Author: 0 Pakistan stresses need for modern infrastructure in ECO region

Radio Pakistan further quoted him, as saying that the summit will deliberate and decide on ways andmeans to augment cooperation in the areas of connectivity, trade, energy, tourism, investment, industry, economic growth, productivity, social self-aware and environment.

Global Media Indian doctor recalls his Islamic State ordeal
Author: 0 Indian doctor recalls his Islamic State ordeal

Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam was about to go to bed when there was a knock on the door. Sushma said that Dr Kosanam will be brought home soon. This was September 2015, the beginning of the doctor's 18-month oppressive regimes of all times. "We were taught about Islam and how to pray five times a day". He also said the ISIS is well informed about India. He was asked to perform surgeries in hospitals inside ISIS strongholds.

Author: 0 Muslim Woman Lasts Just 8 Days as White House Staffer Under Trump

Less than two weeks into the Trump presidency, she quit. She said her mother worked as a cashier and later began her own day-care business while her father, who was killed in a auto accident in 1995, worked at Bank of America and was eventually promoted to assistant vice president at the bank's headquarters.

Global Media No Wolverine and Deadpool Movie Says Hugh Jackman
Author: 0 No Wolverine and Deadpool Movie Says Hugh Jackman

That means Professor X could reasonably appear in an X-Men film set decades before Logan , especially since Ryan Reynolds is now attached to at least two more Deadpool films, and at least one X-Force movie. I hope fans will say: "finally, this is the Wolverine movie I wanted to see". For background: Marvel (now owned by Disney) licensed the X-Men film rights to Fox in 1994, before the current wave of superhero movies emerged.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam was killed with nerve agent

Police said on Friday that one of them had suffered from the effects of VX poisoning and had been vomiting. Police said they believe the women were paid to carry out the attack and had practiced their methods in advance. According to the statement, Huong said she was tricked and thought she was playing a prank. Feb 22: Police identify two more men wanted for questioning: a second secretary at the North Korean Embassy and an employee of North Korean national airline Air Koryo.