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USA troops set up base in Poland, drawing sharp rebuke from Russian Federation

Russian Federation has been highly critical of the deployment. On Thursday, Poland welcomed thousands of USA troops along with armoured vehicles and tanks as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is aimed at showing Moscow that Washington is committed to protecting its Eastern European allies.

Is Sudan ready to have restrictions lifted?

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, made the remarks in a telephone call with Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. In September, the State Department issued a statement welcoming Khartoum's cooperation in fighting Islamic extremist groups, without mentioning any specific development or reason for the public release.

President-elect Donald Trump's transition historically unpopular

One in three independents give him a positive rating and just 13 percent of self-identified Democrats shared a positive opinion of how things have gone since the election. Trump is far less popular than President Barack Obama was when he was elected in 2008 on a message of hope and change. Obama dedicated his last weekly address to the American people, saying it's been an "honor of my life" to serve as president of the United States.

Lord Snowdon, Ex-Husband of Princess Margaret, Dies at 86

The BBC reported his death today (13 January). Of Margaret and Antony's first meeting, Warwick says, "They became close after he was asked to take some private photographs" and they "clicked from then on". Before marrying Snowdon in 1960, Margaret had a highly-publicised relationship with Capt. Peter Townsend which is featured on the hit Netflix series, The Crown .

Watch This Snowboarder Get Caught In An Avalanche

The inflatable backpack reacts similarly to a auto airbag, and ABC reports that it was a gift from family and friends on Oye's most recent visit home. "Yeah, I'm fine", Oye tells his friend. "The more you see it, the more you realise how lucky he was", said his father Peter. It also automatically deflates after 3 minutes to give wearers an air pocket in case they're buried.

Ariz. trooper shot, suspect killed by bystander

The man was on top of the officer and 'getting the better of him, ' slamming the trooper's head into the pavement. Officials say the trooper and the suspect were both down following the situation. An Arizona trooper is recovering after being shot while responding to a call along Interstate 10. But he was clear about one thing in particular, saying: "We do know that the citizen who stopped and assisted our trooper absolutely saved [the trooper's life]".

M&S post sales resurgence over Christmas period

Focusing on the six weeks ended 7 January 2017, the grocery chain said that it saw United Kingdom like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% and food like-for-like sales up 1.3%, with "significant market outperformance in fresh food". The group has been revamping its clothing offer, cutting everyday prices for almost a third of its ranges, and increasing staff numbers on the shop floor.

Martin Luther King, Jr

Several Bladen County businesses, government offices, and organizations have announced closings for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The week-long celebration is free and open to the public. A rally starting with music with the Total Experience Gospel Choir followed by speakers, poetry and dance performances concludes with a march to the Jackson Federal Building, rain or shine, for another rally with speakers and entertainment.

Dylann Roof Doesn't Want To Talk About Hitler Anymore

Charleston church mass murderer Dylann Roof insisted to jurors Tuesday that he wasn't a racist filled with "hatred" as he tried to sway them out of sentencing him to death. Richardson noted Roof only expressed sorrow that he put his parents through an emotional trial during which his mother suffered a heart attack after a survivor's gripping testimony.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on changes to the Ministry

MaryAnn Mihychuk from Kildonan St. Paul has been booted from her post as Labour Minister. Maryam Monsef will transfer from democratic institutions to status of women. With the United States being Canada's largest trading partner and Trump promising to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada's relationship with its neighbor to the south is a crucial one.

Car Bomb Strikes Baghdad Market, About a Dozen Dead

Al-Jazeera reports that at least 12 people were killed and 50 more - including the soldier who opened fire on the vehicle - were wounded in the bombing. Three additional bombings in and around the capital killed seven people and wounded 24 others. IS quickly claimed responsibility in an online statement, saying the bomber was targeting Shiites.

Princess Diana's letters reveal Prince Harry has always been a bad boy

Diana, who passed away in 1997 at the age of 36, continued to write to Dickman as her two sons grew up. She also described how she and Prince Charles reacted to Harry's birth: "The reaction to one tiny person's birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that are arriving here!" In another letter, sent in October 1992, Diana said: "The boys are well and enjoying boarding school a lot, although Harry is constantly in trouble!" A piece of cake from the ...

Congressman Cohen proposes elimination of Electoral College

In North Carolina the objections hinged on the state's effective disenfranchisement of black voters. While there's nearly no chance of changing the outcome, a two-chamber challenge could delay certification by forcing the House and Senate to separately debate each protested Electoral College vote, according to Politico .

Pelosi, Schumer accuse Republicans of attempting to 'make America sick again'

Senate Democrats have threatened to stall eight of Trump's Cabinet picks in the areas of the economy, law enforcement and regulatory matters. President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats to strategize ways to protect his signature health care law from the repeal sought by congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump .

Law Enforcement Officials Investigate Central Square Bank Robbery

Earlier Thursday, a bank in Cambridge, Mass. was robbed by a man who police believe was Morales. He was also wanted "for an alleged violent and brutal sexual assault of a child", police said. After Morales' escape, a K-9 unit with the Massachusetts State Police located blood-stained prison garb in Attleboro, about 10 miles northeast of the prison.

UK's top European Union diplomat quits

In December, the British diplomat came under fire for suggesting the Brexit deal could take a decade to conclude. She chose Barrow, who has paved an extensive career path as a foreign diplomat, most recently serving as the British Ambassador to Russian Federation from 2011 to 2015.

Indonesia suspends all military cooperation with Australia, reportedly over 'insulting' training material

According to the ABC , Indonesia's special forces group Kopassus was insulted by laminated training metrials on display at the Australian base in Perth. "The negative discussion about Indonesian politics in the forum of military exchange education between Indonesia and Australia is surely offensive in regards to the mutual respect between the Indonesian and Australian military", he told Kompas .

Williams blames 'abhorrent' Auckland conditions

Playing her first tournament since the US Open due to persistent shoulder issues, American star Williams was up and running against Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday. "I can just take solace in the fact that the conditions won't be like this in Melbourne". The unfancied American pulled off what is being rated as the biggest upset in the Auckland tournament's history by knocking out superstar compatriot Serena Williams.

SC church gunman tells jurors he is not mentally ill

Roof's ended his brief remarks by asking jurors to forget "anything that my lawyer said" during the earlier trial phase. Dylann Roof's fate will soon be back in the hands of the jurors who found him guilty of killing nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thousands more Iraqis flee Mosul as military advances

Ninewa was the worst affected Governorate with 719 civilian casualties with 208 killed and 511 injured. Immediate condemnations came from Turkey and the United States after the attacks. In the southeastern Zaafraniya district, two more people were killed and seven wounded when a vehicle bomb exploded. In a statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attacks.

With 30 Members, Jews Make Up 5.6% of New Congress

The Jewish congressional contingent has a few new faces, including Democrats Brad Schneider of IL who won back his seat, Maryland's Jamie Raskin, Jacky Rosen from Nevada, and New Jersey's Josh Gottheimer who defeated an incumbent Republican.

NYPD Shoot Armed 18-Year-Old-Dead In Brooklyn

Officials say police killed a 63-year-old man late Tuesday night when he went after officers with a large knife. The unidentified man was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital in cardiac arrest after being shot by at least one officer. Police recovered the knife at the scene. When they arrived they were let in by Owen's sister, who is a resident of the building. One officer deployed a Taser on Owens, but could not subdue him.

Worker Trapped In Cargo Hold For United Flight, Survives

Employees at Washington Dulles International Airport were informed by staff at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration that there was a possibility Gaskin may have ended up trapped on the plane. It's unclear whether the incident was an accident. United Airlines spokeswoman Erin Benson said: "We are looking into what happened". Dispatchers initially treated the incident as a security concern after learning that Gaskin had left his airport ID in ...

Woman caught with a refugee in her suitcase

In early December more than 400 sub-Saharan African migrants managed to force their way over the Ceuta border fence. Ceuta has been under Spanish occupation since the 16th century. A video by RT's Ruptly news agency shows migrants later lifted by the crane from the fence. Police in the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta have arrested two people on suspicion of people smuggling after migrants were discovered in a suitcase and in a auto dashboard.

Trump says he doesn't trust computers as he rings in 2017

He added , cryptically, that he also knows "things that other people don't know". Obama may or may not have won in a presidential contest against Trump, but he bested the billionaire 22 percent to 15 percent in a Gallup poll to retain his title as America's most admired man for the ninth year.

Tsai 'unlikely' to meet Trump during United States stopovers

China was initially angered when Trump spoke to Tsai this month in a break with decades of precedent and cast doubt on his incoming administration's commitment to Beijing's "one China" policy, and furthermore when he questioned why the USA should adhere to such policy.

India's Modi defends decision to demonetize high-value bills

It is being speculated that Modi will present a new course of action following the 31 December deadline for depositing demonetised currency. "The Prime Minister opened avenues for the poor, the farmers and the youths of this country after the record availability of money in the banks following demonetisation".

CNN Runs Fake News Story on Russian Federation closing Anglo-American School in Moscow

Russian Federation also ordered the closure of a USA embassy vacation house, located about 16 kilometers west of Moscow, CNN reported. The school is destined to children of US, British, and Canadian embassy personnel. "Moreover, I invite the children of all American diplomats with accreditation in Russian Federation to New Year's and Christmas festivities in the Kremlin", Putin added.

AFCON 2017: Zaha, Bailly in Cote d'Ivoire's provisional squad

England manager Gareth Southgate has tried to persuade Zaha to backtrack on his decision. Zaha has decided that he wants to play for Ivory Coast, the country of his birth, and has been selected in their provisional squad for the tournament in Gabon, which starts on Jan 14.

China, Sao Tome resume ties after break from Taiwan

Because of Trump's actions, political observers in Taiwan believe China is increasing pressure on the island nation, which China claims as its territory, even though the two countries have been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949.