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‘Restore my liberty’ says Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a fresh plea to the UK and Swedish authorities to “restore” his liberty. He has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years because he fears he will be extradited to the US. Mr Assange, who has been questioned about a sex allegation in Sweden, spoke out a year …

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Sanders on Trump: ‘This guy is a fraud’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders accused President Donald Trump of falling short of commitments to middle-class voters, pointing to his Cabinet and senior advisers’ ties to Wall Street. “This guy is a fraud,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday. “This guy ran for president of the United States saying, ‘I, Donald Trump, I’m going to take …

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‘If something happens blame’ the judge -Trump

President Donald Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, disconnected from White House staff and once again tweeting attacks on a federal judge. His ire was aimed at US District Judge James Robart, who last week put a nationwide hold on Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, …

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Lady Gaga wows in Super Bowl 51 halftime show

Lady Gaga tore the roof off of NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday with one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows in history and delivered not the barnstorming anti-Donald Trump protest some feared, but a subtle message of inclusion and unity. From the outset, Gaga served notice this was no ordinary halftime show — she began her performance from the …

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The federal appeals court on Saturday rejected the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim …

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Third night of Romania graft law protests as government refuses repeal

Romania’s new decree diluting the country’s corruption law ignited a furor Thursday, prompting strong criticism from home and abroad and a declaration from the president that he would ask judges to declare it unconstitutional. Tens of thousands protested for the third night in Bucharest, the capital, and thousands more in some 20 other Romanian cities, calling for the government to …

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New Israel settlements ‘may not be helpful’ to peace, says US

Building new Israeli settlements “may not be helpful” to achieving peace with Palestinians, the White House has said. The statement contrasted with earlier signals from President Trump that he did not object to settlement activity. But it said he did not see settlements as an “impediment to peace” – a departure from previous US positions. The fate of settlements in …

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Beyonce Knowles to perform at 2017 Grammy Awards with baby bump

Beyonce Knowles proves her professionalism. Just a day after revealing that she and husband Jay-Z are expecting twins, Queen Bey was spotted rehearsing for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Multiple sources tell Entertainment Tonight that the “Listen” hitmaker will be performing at the ceremony. The site claims that Bey was spotted rehearsing on Thursday, February 2 at a secret location …

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41 Nigerians deported from the UK

41 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom yesterday. The deportees were very aggressive and refused to interact with newsmen. They screamed intermittently that they were deported unjustly. Some of them who refused to be identified said; “We were not even given any chance to pick any of our possession. ‘’This is inhuman and our government will surely not do anything …

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Angelina Jolie slams Trump travel ban, calls for ‘compassionate America’

Actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order barring travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries hurts vulnerable refugees and could fuel extremism. Without directly naming Trump, Jolie, who has served as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a New York Times opinion piece that discriminating based …

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