DOJ: Trump hiring Kushner doesn't violate anti-nepotism laws

DOJ: Trump hiring Kushner doesn't violate anti-nepotism laws

Ivanka Trump, who like her husband has been a close adviser to the president-elect, will not take on a role in her father's White House but will focus on settling her family in Washington. Opinions from the Office of Legal Counsel represent the government's formal, legal analysis of an issue, and its analyses have in the past provided cover for policymakers' controversial decisions. Read More

'Sisters of the north': Canadian women join massive march on Washington

'Sisters of the north': Canadian women join massive march on Washington

The 23-year-old was travelling with a Canadian and two United States nationals and the group had planned to go to the Women's March in Washington after a short stop in NY. Border agents warned the group that if they tried to cross into the USA during the weekend, they would be arrested. The French citizens were told their request to enter the USA was denied and that any future attempts to enter the country would require a visa. Read More

AFCON 2017: Dede Ayew doubtful against Mali

AFCON 2017: Dede Ayew doubtful against Mali

The 22-year-old will travel to Germany for possible surgery after hurting his knee in the Black Stars' 1-0 Group D win over Uganda on Sunday. The coach admitted, his side was not good enough, especially in the second half against the Cranes of Uganda in their opening Group D match. Read More

N.Korea reiterates threat to test intercontinental missile

N.Korea reiterates threat to test intercontinental missile

It's been reported that North Korea is preparing a couple intercontinental ballistic missiles to "nuke" Donald's Trump inauguration. South Korean media, citing intelligence agencies, said Pyongyang may be readying a test of a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as early as Friday, the day Trump is inaugurated. Read More

China calls on United States to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration

China calls on United States to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration

The ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "China's position has already accurately and unmistakably been given to the USA administration and Trump's team", she added, noting that China's ambassador to the United States , Cui Tiankai, will attend the inauguration. Read More

Iraqi troops capture historic Mosul mosque destroyed by IS

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of a major offensive to retake Mosul , the country's second largest city, on October 17. Iraqi forces were still fighting in eastern Mosul on Thursday, flushing out ISIS militants in northern neighbourhoods east of the river. Read More

Accusations in Trump dossier clearly fake: Putin

Clearly, their vision of what people are like and what the powerful can do to them in order to remain in power are all too similar. The Donald Trump dossier, written by former Brit spy Christopher Steele, outraged the billionaire business mogul, who has labelled claims linking him to the Kremlin girls of the night as "fake news". Read More

Tibet activists arrested in Switzerland protest during Xi visit

Trump has threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese goods unless China changes policies that he has called unfair. "2017 presents a real opportunity for China to rise to the challenge of responsible climate leadership", he said . However, a report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China yesterday showed foreign companies were sceptical about China's vow to open its markets, which Mr Xi reiterated in Tuesday's speech. Read More

Wax Donald Trump Moves Into Oval Office at Madame Tussauds

The Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom has now shut its doors for its planned refurbishment that will include adding an audio-animatronic version of Donald Trump. Madame Tussauds is getting presidential. In D.C., Trump "will stand tall in an immersive recreation" of the White House Rose Garden, which is a new addition to the attraction's President's Gallery. Read More

Teething toy Sophie the Giraffe under fire for mould

The material is meant to be soft and bumpy to soothe sore gums, light and easy to grip for small hands, and squeaks when pressed to stimulate the baby's hearing. Now, more parents are taking their frustrations to Amazon after they cut open their "Sophie" toy and discovered mold. Dana claims to have never put the toy in water completely for cleaning purposes. Read More

Leoni, The Zebra Shark, Changed Her Reproduction From Sexual to Asexual

Leoni, The Zebra Shark, Changed Her Reproduction From Sexual to Asexual

It is commonly found in plants and invertebrate organisms. But it could be this anomaly actually occurs more frequently than we realized. But Leonie, the female zebra shark from the Reef HQ Aquarium in Queensland, Australia, defied odds by laying eggs that developed into live hatchlings in 2014 - two years after being isolated from her male partner in an attempt to reduce the aquarium's breeding program. Read More

Vancouverites to participate in Women's March on Washington

Nor could she explain the march route, though the video says "we will march about one and a half miles together". It's a reason to unite in response to a government and idea that makes people feel like they have no control-and this message is resonating with people who have previously been defined by their political silence. Read More

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

Japan Caught with Dead Whale in Australian Sanctuary

These are the first photographs documenting the Japanese whaling fleet's killing of whales since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled their whaling program illegal in 2014 and the Australian Federal Court found the Japanese whaling industry in contempt for killing protected whales in the Australian Whale Sanctuary . Read More

Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from site

Throughout his campaign, Trump promised that once in office, he would seek a better deal with Iran or scrap the agreement altogether, however Tehran has said that it has no intention to re-negotiate the deal. Tehran already got a similar amount of natural uranium in 2015 as part of negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal, in a swap for enriched uranium it sent to Russian Federation. Read More

Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean

Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean

West Africans, a lot of them hailing from Nigeria, accounted for most of the migrants in 2016, with a 10-fold increase in their numbers since 2010, Frontex reported. Poorly made dinghies are now being loaded with more than 150 people a time, creating the risk of sinkings, capsizings or the inflatable bursting under the strain, as well as deadly fuel spills. Read More

Iraqi Forces Make Huge Gains agaisnt Daesh, Enter Mosul University

Iraqi Forces Make Huge Gains agaisnt Daesh, Enter Mosul University

Warplanes from the US -led coalition bombed the city's bridges late past year in an effort to isolate ISIS fighters in the city's east by disrupting resupply routes. Iraqi forces have reportedly managed to take control of several government buildings and the Mosul University complex from ISIS fighters. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Read More

Stevie Wonder Serenading Michelle Obama Is The Sendoff She Deserves

Stevie Wonder Serenading Michelle Obama Is The Sendoff She Deserves

During her chat, Mrs. Obama admitted to Fallon that it was a surprisingly emotional time for her family. Describing her emotions at the president's farewell address in Chicago Tuesday, Obama said, "I lost it at home ..." "You know the Obamas, girl". Read More

Sainsbury's Stock Surges on Modest Sales Growth, but Challenges Remain

The problem is, that whilst this nod to the group's foresight in moving to diversify and get ahead of increasingly demanding consumer trends in buying Argos, it was also an admission-intended or not-that traditional supermarket sales were a let-down during one of the best Christmas seasons for years. Read More

Iraq Special Forces Advance in East Mosul

The elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) had taken full control of the Baladiyat district and encircled neighboring Sukkar, Sabah al-Numan told Reuters . and Iraqi military officers said on Tuesday. "Trauma casualties remain extremely high, particularly near frontline areas", it said. Almost three months after an offensive was launched to recapture the city, Iraqi forces still face significant challenges. Read More

Russian Federation deplores blacklisting of officials by US

Moscow has dismissed the inquiry "opaque" and "politically motivated". He has previously said inclusion on the Magnitsky list "would be a great honour". But Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated he does not want to issue mirror responses to USA punitive measures prior to Trump's presidency. Read More

Southern rail strike: Aslef three day drivers' strike starts today

Southern rail strike: Aslef three day drivers' strike starts today

The firm advised people not to attempt to travel unless it was "essential". It is the longest-running dispute since the privatisation of the rail industry in the mid-1990s and there is little sign it is likely to be settled soon. There's yet more disruption for Southern rail passengers today as train union Aslef start two three-day walkouts. Jessica Hope said: "There was a certain added injustice at actually having to pay to get on the (train) at #EastCroydon for such a poor service ... Read More

In the Audience, Hillary Clinton Gets Rousing Ovation at Broadway's 'Purple'

In the Audience, Hillary Clinton Gets Rousing Ovation at Broadway's 'Purple'

Clinton's direction, and waving at her mischievously. " God bless you ", Mrs. Clinton replied. Videos posted to social media show audience members giving a standing ovation and cheering as the Clintons arrived at the theater. She wore a "bipartisan" purple satin shirt and lapels in November when she conceded the presidential election to Trump. The story has a powerful message about how a strong woman can't be held back by oppressive men in her life. Read More

McDonald's sells 80% of operations in China, HK

Ben Cavender, a Shanghai-based analyst at China Market Research Group, thinks the deal will help McDonald's save on its expansion efforts. Originally, the fast-food giant planned to raise up to $3bn from the sale, but Reuters reported it chose to keep a minority stake to benefit from future growth in China. Read More

Iraqi forces reaches near Tigris River in advances against ISIS

Counter-terrorism service (CTS) forces pushed across a tributary of the Tigris river shortly after midnight and drove back Islamic State fighters in the Muthanna district, CTS spokesman Sabah al-Numan said. In Baghdad, a suicide attacker killed 13 people when he detonated an explosive-laden auto in a market in the mainly Shiite Muslim eastern Jamila district, police said. Read More

Police gun down Isis fighters on streets of Saudi Arabia

One of the two attackers killed in Saturday's shootout in Riyadh has been identified as Tayea Salem Yaslam Al-Sayari, who was wanted for plotting the attack on the Prophet's Mosque past year. The ministry said he made the suicide bomb used in the July 4 attack outside of the Medina mosque, where four Saudi security force members were killed. Read More