French pop star detained in Moscow after plagiarism row with Russian singer

Didier Marouani, who founded disco band Space, detained with lawyer in bank in Moscow after row over songs with Philipp Kirkorov The leader of a cult French disco band has been detained in Moscow following a plagiarism dispute with a Russian pop star who recently made the news speaking about his long friendship with US […]

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Belgium and Netherlands agree to swap land to simplify border

Countries agree to cede small, uninhabited parcels of land to reflect change in course of river, with Belgium giving more land than it will receive Belgium is about to get smaller and the Netherlands bigger after the countries agreed to a swap of land. Each will cede

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Libyan general Khalifa Haftar meets Russian minister to seek help

Haftar, who previously requested military support from the Kremlin to help fight Islamic militants in Libya, met foreign minister Sergei Lavrov Libyas eastern government, has met Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and said he was seeking Moscows help in his fight against Islamic militants at home. Haftar, on his second visit to Moscow since the […]

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Neil Young asks Obama to stop ‘violent aggression’ at Dakota pipeline protest

Musician who has performed at the Standing Rock protest site asked Obama to intervene in an impassioned Facebook post before Trump becomes president Neil Young has called on President Barack Obama to intervene in the North Dakota pipeline standoff and criticized the unnecessary and violent aggression faced by protesters gathered at the Standing Rock site. […]

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Delta bans passenger for life after pro-Trump outburst at Clinton supporters

Video on Twitter shows man yelling in the middle of an airplane aisle about Hillary bitches as he claps and shouts Donald Trumps name Delta Air Lines is banning for life a passenger who professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump on a flight to Pennsylvania and insulted those who did not, the companys CEO […]

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Texas A&M confirms white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at university

Alt-right figure invited to campus by former student, not university, which defends event on grounds of free speech despite protests Texas A&M University has confirmed that Richard Spencer, a prominent figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, will be allowed to speak at the university, despite protests against his appearance. Spencer hosted a widely criticized […]

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Donald Trump threatens to freeze US-Cuba thaw days after Castro’s death

President-elect tweets he would terminate deal as incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus hints at reimposing sanctions if there are not greater political reforms Donald Trump has threatened to reimpose sanctions on Cuba that had been lifted by the Obama administration, but has provided no details or explanation. The threat came like many of the […]

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Standing Rock protest: North Dakota governor orders immediate evacuation

Governor orders thousands of activists to leave the encampment, citing harsh winter conditions, but does not authorize police to carry out evacuation North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple ordered the immediate evacuation of the main encampment of activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, but a state official said he would not authorize law enforcement to carry […]

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Iran military vessel pointed weapon at US helicopter, Pentagon officials say

Officials says incident took place in Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and The behavior by our standards is provocative A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a US military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz at the weekend, two US defense officials have told Reuters, an action they described as unsafe […]

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Texas faces first case of Zika transmitted by local mosquitoes, officials say

State becomes second, after Florida, to see local mosquitoes spreading virus but officials knew it was only a matter of time, says health commissioner Health officials have announced the first case of Zika arriving in Miami, Florida. Zika can cause severe birth defects in pregnant women infected with the disease. We knew it was only […]

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