*(Original article from, Reuters): WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday adjusted sanctions on Russian intelligence agency FSB, making limited exceptions to the measures put in place by former President Barack Obama over accusations Moscow tried to influenc...

*(Original article from, The Washington Post): LONDON — Britain’s House of Commons voted decisively Wednesday to authorize Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger the start of the country’s exit from the European Union. The outcome of the vote was never in doubt, even as lawmakers spe...

*(Original article from, CNN.com): Amon, West Bank (CNN) For the first time in about 20 years, Israel has announced it will build a new settlement in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Wednesday. In the first two weeks of US President Donald Trump's term,...

January 30, 2017

*(Original article from, BBC News): Sally Yates, who was appointed by Barack Obama, ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president's executive order. A White House statement accused Ms. Yates of "betraying" the justice department and being "weak on borders". Mr. Tru...

January 30, 2017

*(Original article from, Yahoo News): Ankara (AFP) - Turkey on Monday opened the biggest trial yet over the failed July coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, trying 270 suspects including in absentia, the alleged mastermind Fethullah Gulen. The suspects, 152 of whom...

January 30, 2017

*(Original article from, The Telegraph): The Philippine police are to suspend their controversial war on drugs until “corrupt” officers can be rooted out, the chief of the force said on Monday, following the killing of a South Korean businessman. More than 7,000 people have been kil...

*(Original article from, NBC News.com): LONDON - A petition to cancel President Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom topped 1 million signatures Monday. However, the British government said it would be going ahead with the event as planned. The petition, which was launch...

*(Original article from, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.org): Avalanches triggered by warm weather following heavy snowfall have killed at least seven people in Tajikistan's mountainous south.

A spokeswoman for Tajikistan's Emergencies Committee, Umeda Yusufova, told RFE/RL on Janu...

*(Original article from, Reuters.com): QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims”. Police said two...

*(Original article from, Business Review): Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Romania’s main cities, on Sunday evening, to express their anger at the government’s plan to roll out a pardon bill that would see several thousands prisoners get out of jail earlier due to...

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