BBC News 24
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This is an interesting development. It was spread around this would happen. But there are good sources for this. The cut-off date for EU migrants in this country is likely to be around the 15th of March once the Article 50 bill has gone through Parliament.
Sky News
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No less than nine intelligence sources leaked about his former security adviser, Michael Flynn. The president is therefore already at war with the so-called deep state. How long, I worry, before the Republican Congress cracks Civil War, Rachel? Really? I agree with you.
Breitbart News
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Sunday on NBCs Meet The Press, while discussing the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russias hacking during last years presidential election and disputed contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said there was no credible evidence of these contacts beyond anonymous sources in the media. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: I want to ask you about the Darrell Issa being open to a special prosecutor. At what point is it in the best interest of the country to sort of take it away from elected partisans at this point whether its a commission, a select commission, outside commission or a special prosecutor. where are you in this? COTTON: I think that s way, way getting ahead of ourselves here, Chuck. There are no allegations of any crime occurring and theres not an even indication that theres criminal investigations under way from the FBI as opposed to counterintelligence investigations which the FBI conducts all the time as our main counterintelligence bureau.
Politico
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... In his meandering 48-minute speech, Trump did not once use the wordsliberty’ or ‘constitution.’ He did not invoke the name of Ronald Reagan, the last Republican president to address CPAC during his first year in office, and to whom he was incessantly compared throughout the week. He made no reference to ‘government,’ in terms of keeping it small, limited or otherwise. And the only time he uttered the wordconservative’ was in reference to his triumph at the ballot box.” http://politi.co/2ld3u0I MEDIAWATCH -- “Gretchen Carlson in talks to join MSNBC, sources say,” by Business Insider’s Oliver Darcy: “Carlson, who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is in talks with MSNBC to join the network, sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider. A source familiar with the matter said Carlson’s deal had not yet been finalized, but was nearing completion.
Politico
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Speaking later Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources, pro-Trump activist Amy Kremer agreed that there's no particular reason for Trump to attend, since he's regularly mocked on TV, such as on Saturday Night Live. The event has long attracted criticism from some journalists, but questions about the event took on new urgency this year because of Trump’s regular attacks on individual news outlets and the press at large. Trump often responds to stories he dislikes by labeling them “fake news”; like one of his top advisers, Steve Bannon, he has taken to calling the press “the opposition party”; and he has accused reporters of making up sources and fabricating stories, while offering no evidence for those assertions. On Friday, the tensions escalated further when White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred several news outlets, including POLITICO, from attending a briefing in his office.
21stCenturyWire
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It's very strange after this report has been over a year in gestation — you have to ask, why now? He said. According to the former Ambassador, there is a number of reasons why the report puts into question the credibility of the human rights organisation. Apart from the fact that it was based on interviews with anonymous witnesses and doesn't provide a hint of evidence, those nameless sources were wrong on ‘basic information', and that naturally puts to doubt the veracity of other claims. The retired British diplomat had visited Saydnaya numerous times as he served in Damascus from 2003 to 2006. According to Ford, the prison was too small to contain ten to twenty thousand prisoners at one time, contrary to what Amnesty said in the report. Ten to twenty thousand is a fair-sized town. He said in an interview. The building which I saw at Saydnaya could not possibly accommodate more than ten percent of those numbers.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Six suspects held by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over land scandal cases in Johor had allegedly also conspired with housing developers to convert houses allocated for bumiputra to non-bumiputra status fraudulently, depriving the latter from owning their own property. Sources said the misdeeds were done as non-bumiputra houses fetched higher prices, enabling the developers and the suspects to rake in bigger profits. MACC investigators learnt that the rogue developers had allegedly concealed the 30% quota of properties allocated for bumiputra by registering these houses under the names of its own staff who are bumiputra. Potential bumiputra buyers, who are keen on acquiring these properties, are then told the units have been sold out. Sources said at the end of the property sales period, on the excuse the bumiputra houses were unsold, the developer would make applications to the state government requesting for the status of such properties be open for sale to non-bumiputra.
21stCenturyWire
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Sky News
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The Northern Ireland Secretary is expected to announce an election must now be called. I'm hearing from sources that the Northern Ireland Office that an election is likely to take place in Northern Ireland on Thursday the 2nd of March. No one should underestimate the challenge faced to the political institutions here in Northern Ireland. And what is at stake. Nine months after the last election, Northern Ireland goes to the polls on Thursday.
Politico
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Stephens spent several years at Palantir, the Thiel-founded data-mining company that brought a successful lawsuit against the government taking a sledgehammer to the Pentagon’s rigid procurement process. A federal court ruled in October that the company could bid on a $206 million Pentagon contract it would normally have been prevented from competing for. Inside the Pentagon, Stephensfocus, according to two sources familiar with the conversations, was on “how one might restructure the DOD’s procurement operations to save money.” Stephensinquiries were “unusual, that’s why people mentioned it to me,” said one of the sources, a former high-level Pentagon official. The lawsuit, Palantir’s lawyer said in the wake of the October ruling, wasnt just about the company’s bottom line; it was aimed at “making it more appealing for innovators” to do business in the nation’s capital.
Japan Times
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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SINGLE parents who don't get enough maintenance payments from their ex-partner as being encouraged to campaign for a law change. Leading single parent charity Gingerbread wants to hear from single parents who believe their ex-partner is not paying them the correct amount by not declaring everything they earn. The charity says there are hundreds of cases where separated parents have additional sources of income that they do not declare to HMRC. This means it cannot be included in child...
Japan Times
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A Japanese man detained in Beijing last summer may have been officially charged with spying by Chinese authorities, according to sources. The man was identified ...
The Herald
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Times of Israel
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BBC One London
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This is the caller Labour vote, and it is deserting it. What is interesting about what James says, he does not just blame Jeremy Corbyn, he says it began under Tony Blair and new Labour. Some of the emphasis on Europe and immigration. There is the grizzled right, the grizzled left? Yes, Tim Shipman in The Times, a lot of the Sunday newspaper journalists clearly lacks sources at the centre of the story.
Daily Express - Technology
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Collective Evolution
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Facebook, after spending much time ignoring the matter, ultimately caved and announced its plan to work toward an algorithm that ensures fake news doesn't fill up people's feeds and filters out as much of the assumed fake fluff as possible. There are also companies like Snopes and PolitiFact trying to combat the problem, though their real agenda is heavily debated, as is the fact checking on mainstream media sites such as ABC News. Russia's tracker is a bit different, however. The articles the Russian government pinpoints as false are shown on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, with a big redFAKEstamp over them, along with a disclaimer that says: “This material contains data, not corresponding to the truth.” According to Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the ministry, the list will be “regularly updated” to “make an example of such propaganda dumped by various media outlets, providing links to their sources.
Global Research
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Everyone seems to be dying of cancer. Every day one hears about another acquaintance or friend of a friend dying. On Monday, February 20, US-led coalition fighter jets bombed al-Shefaa, a residential area in eastern Mosul (Iraq). Sources from a...
Collective Evolution
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Collectively, Neptune and Pisces are both associated with oil and the oil industry. It is very likely that during the upcoming six months we will see an escalation in problems and conflicts that arise as a result of the industry. However this plays out, it would clearly illustrate the need for us to abandon oil and move toward sustainable and clean energy sources. Mars Conjunct Uranus in Aries, Opposite Jupiter and Trine Saturn Mars is in its own sign of Aries in a tight conjunction with Uranus. This can be an energy of surprising, innovative, or explosive action. It could manifest as breaking free, or even some sort of rebellion, attack, or shakeup. Both planets are in a challenging opposition with Jupiter in Libra, which wants to expand and teach us lessons in relating/diplomacy, relationships/partnerships, balance, justice, beauty, and art.
Japan Times
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BBC World News
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Politico
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Bloomberg, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker said they would not be hosting parties around the event. The war of words between Trump and the media hit a high point on Friday when he called the media the “enemy of the American people” during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake, phony, fake,” Trump said. “A few days ago, I called the fake news ‘the enemy of the people,’ and they are. They are the enemy of the people. Because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none.” While the president railed against journalists for using anonymous sources during his speech on Friday, White House officials earlier briefed reporters on background to shoot down a story about how Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked FBI leadership to debunk stories published by the New York Times and CNN about contacts between campaign officials and senior Russian intelligence officials.
Politico
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The Trump administration is considering pulling the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been accused of being biased against Israel and criticized for including abusive governments, according to two sources in regular contact with former and current U.S. officials. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session , which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on global human rights issues under President Donald Trump. A final decision on membership in the council would likely involve Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and of course the president himself. A former State Department official briefed on the discussions said while the council's targeting of Israel is likely part of the debate, there also are questions about its roster of members and doubts about its usefulness overall.