The Iran Project
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Previously, US President Donald Trump dubbed Iran the number one terrorist state. I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy — yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017 ​In response, the Kremlin signaled that it does not agree with the US approach. We do not agree with this approach, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, We have cooperated on a range of issues [with Iran]. We value our trade and economic ties which, we hope, will further develop. Speaking to the broadcaster Al Mayadeen on Sunday, Iranian Parliament Chair Ali Larijani highlighted that Iran strives for a strategic partnership with Russia in the [Middle East]. According to Moghaddasi, this move on the part of Tehran is justified.
TIME - Top Stories
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He said all three were in Malaysia. They're not in custody, they've been called in for assistance, Khalid told reporters in a news conference. Calls on Wednesday to the North Korean embassy for comment on the latest developments went unanswered. Police have stepped up security at the morgue where Kim Jong Nam's body is being held after an attempted break-in earlier this week, Khalid said. Malaysia has denied North Korea's request for the body to be handed over to its embassy directly. Malaysia has so far identified a total of eight North Koreans suspected of being linked to killing. One is in custody, along with two women one Vietnamese, one Indonesian believed to have carried out the fatal assault using a fast-acting poison. Khalid said police strongly believed four other North Koreans were back in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, having fled Malaysia on the day of the attack.
Voice Of America
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Malaysian police said Wednesday the two women suspected of poisoning the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an apparent assassination knew what they were doing and had been trained to do it. At least one of the women arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam has claimed that she was tricked into attacking him at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, believing she was taking part in a prank TV show. "We strongly believe it is a planned thing and that they have been trained to do that," Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters. "This is not just like shooting a movie." Security camera video from the airport shows one of the women grabbing Kim from behind and forcibly holding something over his face. Khalid said Wednesday it was clear from that video that the women is holding her hands away from herself as she walks away from Kim and toward a bathroom, "so she knew very well that it is toxic and she needs to wash her hands.
EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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Mandatory evacuations were underway Tuesday in parts of San Jose, California, due to an apparent breach of a creek, Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters. There have been several water rescues already, including one by helicopter, the mayor said. About 500 apartments are in the mandatory evacuation area and almost 200 people have been relocated, Liccardo said. Some were rescued from their homes by boat. The mayor also expressed concern about a homeless encampment near Coyote Creek, where individuals were reluctant to leave. Other low-lying areas near Coyote Creek are subjects of a voluntary ...
France 24
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Tsang's four decades of service to Hong Kong was "indisputable", but his breach of trust was "significant", Chan told the court packed with reporters and Tsang's relatives. He "deliberately concealed" his dealing and negotiations, the judge said. The former leader was photographed wearing a surgical face mask, his trademark bow tie and hand restraints as he was escorted to a prison van ahead of the hearing. He had been remanded in custody on Monday ahead of the sentencing but was hospitalised on the same night after he apparently had difficulty breathing. - 'Dark day' - Tsang was acquitted on another misconduct charge which alleged he had failed to declare that an architect he proposed for a government award had been employed as an interior designer on the flat. However the jury failed to reach a verdict on a bribery charge that alleged he had taken the redecoration and refurbishment of the apartment as a kickback.
The Sun Daily
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Police have put five North Koreans in the frame for last week's killing of Kim Jong-Nam at the city's international airport and have said they are seeking three more for questioning. Among the wanted are the second secretary at Pyongyang's embassy in Kuala Lumpur and a North Korean airline employee, Khalid told reporters. "We have written to the ambassador to allow us to interview both of them. We hope that the Korean embassy will cooperate with us and allow us to interview them quickly. If not, we will compel them to come to us," he said. Khalid said police believed five North Koreans were "heavily involved" in the murder. Four of the men fled the country on the day of the killing while one remains in custody in Malaysia. The police chief said two women also arrested over the murder were aware they were taking part in a poison attack, after reports they believed it was a prank.
The Economic Times
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" Liane Hornsey, who joined in January as the company's HR head, will participate in the inquiry, as well as Huffington and Angela Padilla, the associate general counsel. Uber's public perception is marred by allegations of misogyny and an unwelcoming culture. In a February 2014 GQ profile, Kalanick said people referred to the company as "Boob-er" because it helped him attract women. A few months later, Uber employees in France offered riders a chance to be driven by "sexy girls." Later that same year, Uber showed that it could track its users locations in "God View." The next month, Uber's general manager in New York City told a reporter that he had been tracking her location on his phone. That same month, Uber executive Emil Michael suggested that the company could hire opposition researchers to look into critical reporters. Both remain at the company, and Michael is one of Kalanick's top lieutenants.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, and said another was linked to North Korea's state airline. Inspector-general of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said both suspects are still in Malaysia and have been called in for questioning. He said North Korean diplomat held the rank of second secretary at the embassy. "He's the second secretary of the embassy ... they're not in custody, they've been called in for assistance," Khalid told reporters in a news conference. The other suspect was a staffer with Air Koryo, he said. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13 while he was preparing to board a flight to Macau. Khalid told a news conference that police "strongly believed" four other suspects who fled Malaysia on the day of the attack, had gone to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian investigators are seeking to question a North Korean diplomat over the killing of Kim Jong-Un's brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said today. Police have put five North Koreans in the frame for the killing and have said they are seeking three more for questioning. Of those wanted for questioning, one is attached to the embassy and one is on the staff of a North Korean airline, the police chief told reporters. "We have written to the ambassador to allow us to interview both of them. We hope that the Korean embassy will cooperate with us and allow us to interview them quickly. If not we will compel them to come to us," Khalid said. — AFP
21stCenturyWire
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Voice Of America
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White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump Tuesday for labeling the press as "the enemy of the American people" and accused some news outlets of purposely reporting biased, inaccurate information. Spicer told reporters at a White House briefing the president has "deep respect for the First Amendment (which guarantees Americans' free-speech rights) and the role of the press." However, he added, "It's a two-way street.” "I think that the president understands that certain outlets have gone out of their way to not be completely accurate and fair in their coverage of what's going on," Spicer said. The press secretary reviewed Trump's concern about the press in response to a reporter who asked whether the president "regrets or wants to clarify his characterization" of the news media as "the enemy," during a lengthy news conference last Thursday.
South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
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South China Morning Post
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France 24
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Politico
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On a background call with reporters, a DHS official stressed that serious criminals will remain a priority for enforcement, despite the new policy changes. “We have limited resources and we will, to the extent that we absolutely can, focus on cartel members, gang members, folks who committed serious crimes,” the official said. “But the fact that you’re not a priority does not exempt you from the potential of enforcement. I would just say that, realistically speaking, there are obvious limits to what we can and can’t do on a daily basis.” The official pushed back against the idea that the new policies would allow for mass deportations. “We dont need a sense of panic,” the official said. “We’re simply executing the laws that are passed by the United States Congress.” The DHS doesn't have the resources to go into communities and start rounding people up.
Daily Mail - USA
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The Huffington Post
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Conservative provocateur James OKeefe III said on Tuesday that he will soon release hundreds of hours of unaired footage secreted out of a major news organization. The footage could come as early as Thursday, he told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a radio interview. The footage was provided to him, OKeefe said, by people inside the network. A Huffington Post reporter, who was also on the radio program, asked if OKeefe had acquired the footage from camera or set crew members who would have access to it, but he declined to say. Networks record off-air interactions between hosts, reporters and guests, and a crew member sympathetic to OKeefes cause could potentially access a lot of material. After the radio interview was recorded, HuffPost asked if OKeefe would be releasing footage from multiple newsrooms or just one.
Washington Free Beacon
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French presidential candidate Marie Le Pen canceled a meeting with a Muslim leader on Tuesday after she was urged to wear a headscarf. Le Pen was scheduled to meet with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, during her two day tour of the country. Le Pen is the president of the far-right National Front party and has frequently criticized religious symbols in public places— especially headscarfs. When Le Pen arrived for the meeting, she was surprised when an aide to the grand mufti attempted to hand her a white headscarf. Le Pen told reporters that when she met with the grand mufti of Al-Azhar during a 2015 trip to Egypt, she wasn't required to cover her head. "I met the grand mufti of Al-Azhar," Le Pen said. "The highest Sunni authority didn't have this requirement, but it doesn't matter." Before leaving the meeting, Le Pen passed on her respects but stated that she would not wear the headscarf.
Voice Of America
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The White House press secretary on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump for labeling the press the "enemy of the American people" and accused some news organizations of purposely reporting biased, inaccurate information. At the daily press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the president has "deep respect for the First Amendment and the role of the press," but added "it's a two-way street." Spicer slammed "certain outlets" he claimed had "gone out of their way not to be completely accurate and fair about what is going on." "It is a concern to him," Spicer said. Trump said in a tweet last week that the "FAKE NEWS MEDIA (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" The statement represented an escalation in Trump's long-running quarrel with the media, which he has referred to as "dishonest," fake" and even part of the "opposition party.
The Sun Daily - Business
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KUALA LUMPUR: Melati Ehsan Holdings Bhd is looking to reduce reliance on construction jobs by ramping up activities in property development, said its managing director Tan Sri Yap Suan Chee. Based on its audited accounts for financial year ended Aug 31, 2016 (FY16), construction jobs contributed 70-80% to its total revenue. “I think revenue from construction will reduce to maybe 50-60% and the rest maybe from property, by FY18,” he told reporters at its AGM yesterday. Yuan said a shift towards property development will also help to improve its net profit by FY18, as it will be able to reduce reliance on construction where profit margins are small. “If you look at construction profit, it’s not that good because there are so many contractors. Everybody is chasing for the same jobs. In a way we are quite lucky, as we can get government jobs … we normally do government or GLC (government-linked company) jobs,” he said, adding that most of the big construction jobs are undertaken by the bigger contractors.
RT
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Sputnik International
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Voice Of America
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