Washingtons Blog
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General Mattis replied by calling the 2013 Budget Control Act a “self-inflicted wound.” (He had already told this very same Senate Committee, on 27 January 2015 , “The Senate Armed Services Committee should lead the effort to repeal the sequestration that is costing military readiness and long term capability while sapping troop morale.” So, they already knew that he’s a hard-liner about lifting the spending-cap on the military — just not on the rest of the budget, because he had also said on 27 January 2015, “If we refuse to reduce our debt or pay down our deficit — … No nation in history has maintained its military power while failing to keep its fiscal house in order.” So, these Senators are clear about removing the limit only on ‘defensespending.) Mattis said in this January 12th confirmation-hearing, that Russia “has chosen to be both a strategic competitor and an adversary” and “we still engage with the soviet union.
The Guardian - World news
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Billionaire George Soros tells a dinner in Davos that inflation will drive down living standards in UK, that Trump will fail, and that Europe is Latest: Soros says Brexit will hurt, and bring down May Soros: Trump will fail Oxfam, OECD, Panama on tax avoidance Hammond: Brexit fog is lifting Khan says Europe wont get City jobs after Brexit May speech: UK will play global leadership role 9.11pm GMT Here are some of the key quotes from George Soros, for those who missed his interview here in Davos tonight (delegates are now polishing off the pudding and wine in the Seehof Hotel) In my opinion is is unlikely that prime minister May is actually going to remain in power. Already she has a very divided cabinet, a very small majority in parliament.And I think she will not last. At the moment the people in the UK are in denial. The current economic situation is not as bad as was predicted, and they live in hope.
The Iran Project
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KyivPost
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With such warnings the outgoing Democrats have sought to emphasize that America under a Republican presidency must continue the policy of punishing Russia for violating the established rules of international order. But it is far from clear that Trump shares this view. In an interview conducted jointly by Germany’s Bild newspaper and The London Times published on Jan. 16, he hinted at a deal with Moscow over reducing nuclear weapons stockpiles in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. He made no mention of Ukraine’s interests. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia,” he said. “For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it. I think something can happen that a lot of people are gonna benefit.” Standing up for values In his last White House press conference as president on Jan.
RT Business
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KyivPost
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Speaking during his last press-conference as president of the United States on Jan.18 Barack Obama told his successor Donald Trump to keep talks over Russia’s nuclear armament and lifting U.S. sanctions against Russia over Ukraine separate. Obama said that sanctions shouldnt be lifted until Russia stops its aggression in Ukraine. “It is important for the U.S. to stand up for the basic principal that big countries dont go around and invade and bully smaller countries. It is important for us to continue to be on the right side of these issues because if we, the largest, strongest country and democracy in the world, are not willing to stand up on behalf of these values, then certainly China, Russia and others will not.” Trump, who will take office on Jan. 20, said that he would consider lifting sanctions against Russia if they agreed to cut their number of nuclear arms.
Sputnik International
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The Sun Daily - Lifestyle
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In the middle of the table or the buffet counter, draw in the elements by placing a cauldron or glass bowl filled with water, petals and candles. The coloured floating candles – if allowed to shine and shimmer towards the roof – will create extremely positive qi, hence, lifting the energy of the entire space and also creating a balance of perfect yin and yang. Even those guests who come in just to honour your invitation, and who are burdened with their own day-to-day problems, would thank you for lifting their spirits and making them feel good. Remember, through feng shui, you can achieve a lot in all aspects of life. You can also make use of the feel-good factor, just by adapting the right feng shui practices, without burning a big hole in your bank account. S.BS.Surendran is accredited master feng shui consultant, bio-energetician and traditional vaastu practitioner. Readers can contact him at lifestyle.fengshuithesundaily.com.
ABC News - International
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Sky News
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It appears they have looked at records of who was staying there, but there are up to 30 people, staff and guests, who were in the hotel yesterday when the avalanche had. An incredibly difficult rescue attempt now as they tried to get to the scene and get more people and heavy lifting equipment. A hellish mix of an earthquake combined with an avalanche. Is there a risk of after-shocks to make it more difficult? Absolutely.
BBC News 24
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Breaks in the north of Scotland, so-called here. But where we have the cloud temperatures are hanging on and you can see the difference. Temperatures will fall away quickly in evening. Tomorrow we start off, any shallow mist and fog lifting, then some sunshine.
The Economic Times
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BBC News 24
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Just 48 hours before his successor is inaugurated, Obama told of his achievements, from gay rights, to lifting the trade embargo with Cuba. He had words of advice for Donald Trump, do not try and do it all your self, listen to your adviser is. And a final thought, I think we But amid reports that his successor wants to limit access and regularly accuses journalists of being dishonest and liars, the outgoing President spoke of the importance of a strong and free media.
Daily Express - Sports
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BARRIE MCKAY knows what it would mean to the Rangers fans to burst Celtic’s treble dream by lifting the Scottish Cup.
TIME - Top Stories
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They they have not assumed because their side didn't win or because some of the values that they care about don't seem as if they were vindicated that automatically America has somehow rejected them or rejected their values. I don't think they feel that way. I think they have in part through osmosis, in part through dinner time conversations appreciated the fact that this is a big complicated country and democracy is messy, it doesn't always work exactly the way you might want. It doesn't guarantee certain outcomes. But if you if you're engaged and you're involved, then there are a lot more good people than bad in this country and there's a core decency to this country and that they got to be a part of lifting that up. And I expect they will be. And in that sense, they are representative of this generation that makes me really optimistic.
Sky News
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Thank you. The president elect has said he would consider lifting sanctions on brochure if they substantially reduce their stockpile. Giving your own efforts at Arms control, do you think that is an effective strategy? Knowing this office and Mr Trump, how would you advise his advisers to help him be effective when he deals with brother Mia Putin? Given your actions recently on brochure, do you think those sanctions should be used as leverage? Couple of things.
BBC One North West
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And she's very kind. So you are glad she came on a visit? Oh, yes. I'm glad, you know. Any time. While helping Adam, Roberta is also lifting pressure from social care services and devolution promises more of this. At the moment, policy is decided by the fire authority, which is made up of 30 elected councillors, but from May, fire and rescue will come under the new elected Mayor's office.
Men's Fitness
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He was a ‘B’ movie star and we didnt think that much of him in those days. Even though he had at least been Governor of California. Looking back, I suppose there were times when Ronald Reagan was regarded at the outset a bit like some now view Trump. Both, after all, promised to make America Great Again. But Reagan surprised everyone. The man who spent decades as an actor turned out to play a major historical role. His hatred of Cuba was perhaps to be expected, as was his confusion as to exactly where Central America was, and who the evil operatives in the region were. What was a surprise was his eventual capacity to deliver a rapprochement with Gorbachev and the Soviet Union; which in turn led to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and of the communist system. His second inauguration in 1985, was my first. I was less interested in the man than in the pageantry, the crowds, and the moment, but his second term saw the end of the Cold War and the lifting of the threat of nuclear catastrophe.
ABC News - International
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Daily Mail - Home
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Prince Harry was seen lifting up the beard of a veteran as he gave him a medal of recognition for rowing the Atlantic, before the official ceremony at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London got under way.
Daily Mail - Home
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Prince Harry was seen lifting up the beard of a veteran as he gave him a medal of recognition for rowing the Atlantic, before the official ceremony at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London got under way.
Men's Fitness
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It’s a simple approach and one I’ve kept to for many years. Quite often I’ll superset two moves and go up to four sets per superset. I focus on lifting in a high-intensity way, like in circuits. I prefer to use free weights , so my workouts are based around dumbbells , barbells or bodyweight moves . Some machines are great and I do sometimes use them – mainly the cable machine – but I prefer free weights and bodyweight training because I can feel it more in my muscles, especially in my core . I think everyone has to go though a period of trial and error to find out what works best for them. How long did it take you to discover how your body best responds? It took me a long time and I made a lot of mistakes before I found what works for me. We live in a world now where there is so much information out there about exercise and training – there’s magazines, websites, apps, Instagram, YouTubeWhen I first properly starting training when I was about 20 or 21 there wasnt much information out there.