Trump's New Ambassador Grilled By Dutch Journalists Over Anti-Muslim Comments

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra , now U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, refused Wednesday to retract or offer examples to back up his unsubstantiated claims in 2015 that the "Islamic movement" has made some parts of the Netherlands inaccessible.

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  • Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy
Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy

Swedish prosecutors in May dropped their investigation into the rape allegations, but British police have said Assange would still be arrested if he left the embassy. News of the Ecuadoran move to grant Assange citizenship emerged Wednesday when the Ecuadoran newspaper El Universo reported that, according to the country's civil register, he...

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  • Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Central America
Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Central America

There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST. Shaking was registered across the nation of Honduras and there were reports of cracked homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and eastern Honduras, according to officials.

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  • Martin Guptill powers New Zealand past Pakistan in rain-affected clash
Martin Guptill powers New Zealand past Pakistan in rain-affected clash

When the rain set in, New Zealand were 64 for two after 14 overs in reply to Pakistan's 246 for nine. When they were able to return to the field their new target under the Duckworth Lewis scoring system had been changed to 151 runs off 25 overs.

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  • China dismisses speculations of military base in Gwadar
China dismisses speculations of military base in Gwadar

China's Foreign Ministry has also dismissed previous reports of Chinese ambitions to build a base in Pakistan. "Countries should strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation on the basis of mutual respect instead of finger pointing at each other.

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  • Fusion GPS Paid Media Companies As Well As Journalists — COURT RECORDS
Fusion GPS Paid Media Companies As Well As Journalists — COURT RECORDS

He has also talked to the House and Senate intelligence committees. Dianne Feinstein of California. Last week, Grassley and fellow Republican Sen. Simpson said only that the person had not been a source of Steele's, and that Simpson believed the person "was a voluntary source, someone who was concerned about the same concerns we had".

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  • The Daily Show Tweets Crude Joke About Melania After Trump Tower Fire
The Daily Show Tweets Crude Joke About Melania After Trump Tower Fire

A New York Police Department spokesman said authorities received a call about 7:30 a.m. about a one-alarm fire on the roof the Trump building on 5th Avenue. President Donald Trump was not at the high-rise at the time of the fire. One firefighter was hospitalised with nonlife-threatening injuries and a building worker, who had an injury that was i...

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  • Help fight forces of hatred: Rahul Gandhi's appeal to NRIs in Bahrain
Help fight forces of hatred: Rahul Gandhi's appeal to NRIs in Bahrain

To a question on whether politics in India would get updated, just as an app is in the digital world, Gandhi said: "You give us six months". Harichandan had given a similar call to the party leaders and workers when he took over as the OPCC president, three years back.However, a powerful section within the party had demanded restructuring of th...

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  • The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Offensive Photo
The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over Offensive Photo

New York Times columnist Charles Blow also tweeted at H&M, simply saying, "have you lost your damned minds?" One woman, who said she had worked for H&M, claimed the Sweden-based retailer is sometimes "clueless" to issues of "racism, cultural & social challenges".

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  • India detains four Kashmiris for playing Pak anthem before cricket match
India detains four Kashmiris for playing Pak anthem before cricket match

Parents of the players of both teams were counselled to avoid being part of such incidents in future. While one team is dressed in white jerseys, the other team is in green jerseys similar to Pakistan's cricket team. The local teams involved were reportedly identified as MCC Gondipora and Dardpora Cricket Club. Th police are also searching for ...

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  • Egypt denies 'tacit' acceptance of US Jerusalem move
Egypt denies 'tacit' acceptance of US Jerusalem move

Egypt's government, two television presenters and an actor have all denied claims that an Egyptian intelligence officer urged them to promote Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after audio tapes were shared of the conversations.

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  • Trump hints at ending all aid to Pakistan
Trump hints at ending all aid to Pakistan

Relations between the two former allies in the war on terror plummeted last week after Trump targeted Pakistan in a tweet , saying that Pakistan had given the U.S. Pakistan closed them once before, after a 2011 U.S. USA officials have already indicated that there could be "exemptions" for programs deemed vital to U.S.

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  • 32 missing after Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil
32 missing after Iranian tanker collides with Chinese ship, spills oil

Reuters reports that the Panama-flagged Sanchi is managed by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), owned by Bright Shipping and chartered by Hanwha Total Petrochemical. The cause of the collision was under investigation, it added. South Korea has also sent a ship and helicopter to help. That was nearly twice the size of the Exxon Valde...

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  • Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station
Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

According to Alvarsjo, hand grenades are increasingly used by criminal networks in Sweden. Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. Police checked in and around the station after the blast to make sure there were no other explosive devices. A second person was injured in the explos...

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  • Macy's Closing Downtown Cincinnati Location
Macy's Closing Downtown Cincinnati Location

The exact closing date is unclear at this time. "A healthy store base combined with robust digital capabilities is Macy's recipe for success", said Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette. Macy's said changes in the corporate tax rate will require it to "re-measure deferred tax balances in in fiscal 2017", resulting in "a non-cash tax benefit of approximately $55...

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  • Give child 'super-spreaders' flu vaccine, say experts
Give child 'super-spreaders' flu vaccine, say experts

Since Sept. 1, 2017, the OSDH reports 425 hospitalizations. The Jan. 4 figures were not available at press time . There have been no reported deaths in Sequoyah County. No one in Johnston County could talk with us about the flu on camera, so we stopped into the Bryan County Health Department. Flu can range from a very mild to serious, someti...

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  • US, Russia gear up for United Nations showdown over Iran protests
US, Russia gear up for United Nations showdown over Iran protests

Iran's Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo told the council that his government had "hard evidence" that the protests were being directed from overseas, also saying that the USA had abused its position as a permanent council member by forcing the session.

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  • Majority of Jewish Israelis back Trump's Jerusalem declaration
Majority of Jewish Israelis back Trump's Jerusalem declaration

After Trump announced last month that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and planned to move the US embassy there, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that the ceremony "represents a declaration that the United States has withdrawn from playing the role it has played in the past decades in sponsoring the pe...

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