ITV
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Heavy snow has made rescue efforts difficult, and so far there's been no sign of survivors. Reports suggest two bodies have been found. Ousted Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has until noon today to leave office or be forced out.
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The 63-year-old senator represents the dusty northern province of Antofagasta, home to many of top copper producer Chile's mines. Guillier said he wanted to give local governments more power. Chile should build more smelters for its mines to replace its increasingly dated ones, he said. Guillier's main Nueva Mayoria opponent is another former president, Ricardo Lagos, who is seen as a more steady, business-friendly prospect. Lagos, 78, is a hero of the democracy movement that ousted former dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he has struggled to gain momentum against Guillier. "Each era has its musicians, its poets, its philosophers, but times change and we want new ones," Guillier said.
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
KyivPost
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The club of top officials of fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s regime who have successfully avoided prosecution has a new member. Ex-Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky was cleared of corruption charges and can now return to Ukraine after three years of exile. A Ukrainian court closed the case against him in November, but the public only heard of the development when the ex-minister’s oil-and-gas company, Burisma Group, announced it in January. The Prosecutor General’s Office sat on the case for two years. It finally changed the thrust of the investigation from illicit enrichment to tax evasion, and then settled. But prosecutors are now under fire from anti-corruption activists for intentionally botching the case and letting Zlochevsky off the hook. Sabotage claims Zlochevsky was among several top officials who fled Ukraine after the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted Yanukovych on Feb.
The Sun Daily
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MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to 117th-ranked Uzbek Denis Istomin on Thursday, extending his mystifying slump in form. With Istomin inspired, the defending champion sent down 72 unforced errors as he lost 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in the second round to end his bid for a record seventh title at Melbourne Park. Later, Rafael Nadal beat Marcos Baghdatis and in the women's draw, Serena Williams ousted Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4. But third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was a major casualty when she lost 6-3, 6-2 to Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. It is more than a decade since Djokovic made such an early exit from the Australian Open, and he hasn't lost in the second round of any Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2008. Djokovic had only been defeated by a player outside the top 100 once in the past seven years, when he went down to 145-ranked Juan Martin del Potro at the Rio Olympics.
BBC News 24
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It is one of the biggest upsets in Australian Open history. The defending champion ousted by an unseeded wild card. Denis Istomin played the match of his life. The 12 time grand slam winner was packing his bags. From the start, the omens were not good. He lost the first set 7-6.
Times of Israel
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By law, Netanyahu can only be fired if convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; precedent indicates he'd be ousted long before it came to that
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Jim Lumsden reports. One of the biggest upsets in Australian open history, the defending champion ousted by a World Cup. The 12 time grand slam winner was packing his bags. From the start the omens were not good for Istomin.
Politico
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Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was ousted as the head of the transition in November — they are now on a far quicker path, Trump transition aides say. Before Trump won, many establishment Republicans showed little interest in joining the transition and raising money, meaning the team started far behind previous ones, according to people involved and close to the transition. Those people say Rick Dearborn, the former chief of staff to Sen. Jeff Sessions who is running the D.C.-based transition operation, has since instilled a discipline in the process, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is something of a troubleshooter. Trump’s team is hoping to install its own appointees on Friday that will run the agencies along with the existing career officials until the Senate confirms his nominees. The transition is assembling so-calledbeachheadteams filled with aides who dont require Senate confirmation.
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Ukraine and Russia faced off in a high-profile dispute at the High Court in London on Jan. 17 to argue a bitterly fought lawsuit focusing on a $3 billion bond on which Kyiv defaulted in 2015. The debt, issued under English law, was taken out in 2013 under Ukraine’s former government led by Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russia president, shortly before he was ousted in a pro-western uprising. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Ukraine and Russia take $3 billion bond dispute to UK court appeared first on KyivPost .
Voice Of America
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Brazil's Workers Party plans to field former two-term leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the 2018 elections despite his facing five separate corruption trials, the party's leader said on Tuesday. Lula, who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010, is still one of Brazil's most popular politicians, though his prestige has been tarnished by graft charges. His party was ousted from power when his hand-picked successor Dilma Rousseff was impeached last year. "Lula does not need to be nominated. He is our permanent candidate for president," Workers Party President Rui Falcão said at a party meeting in Brasilia. Falcão called on party militants to champion Lula's candidacy so that it can be formalized in April. Lula, a one-time labor leader and Brazil's first president to rise from poverty, has not ruled out a bid. He has been touring Brazil recently, showing that, at 70, he is well and ready to run again.
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How is this affecting tensions in the country? This was a political escape valve ― it was a way to blow off political steam. People were channeling their frustration toward a goal: a recall referendum in a legitimate democratic process. When that was taken away from them, and without any obvious redress, that caused additional frustration, and frankly, radicalization. My own personal view is that the government is increasingly radicalized. I dont think you can assume that the opposition and people in the streets are going to remain passive. This is really becoming quite a bad situation. Nothing radicalizes a population faster than taking hope away from them. If they have nothing to lose, they have nothing to lose. Do you think Maduro will last until his term ends in 2018? If you expect he will be ousted, what circumstances do you anticipate? I have no idea if he will last.
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Politico
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He lagged months behind the intelligence community in labeling Russia as the culprit behind a wave of election-year cyberattacks and has said he would consider officially recognizing the Russian annexation of Crimea away from Ukraine. Referencing the Ukrainian protests that ousted a Russian-backed president in Kiev, Putin said that some in the U.S. are looking to stage a Maidan in Washington.”
Voice Of America
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LONDON -A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Jan. 17 when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond. The debt at the heart of the dispute was sold in late December 2013 by then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Russia, less than two months before his Moscow-backed government was ousted by street protests that the swept ex-Soviet republic. Read more here. The post Reuters: Moscow and Kyiv head for $3 billion debt showdown in English court appeared first on KyivPost .
Politico
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On the eve of his death on April 4, 1968, he was more controversial and less popular than he had been at any time in his public career. In a Gallup poll conducted in 1963, 41 percent of respondents rated him favorably, and 37 percent negatively. In 1967, just 32 percent gave him a favorable rating, whereas 63 percent viewed him negatively. *** Northern whites were not King’s only point of opposition. In his final years, he found himself squeezed from all sides. In 1966 members of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) ousted his protégé, John Lewis, a veteran of the lunch counter sit-ins and Freedom Rides who had led the march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, in favor of Stokely Carmichael, a battle-tested stalwart who as chairman would renounce nonviolence and embrace a more strident and adversarial class of politics.