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by | February 24, 2018 | 03:17

Though there are four more countries, only 54 countries scored 50/100 or better, the same number as previous year, meaning only 30 percent of countries score 50 or better. On the other hand, Syria (178th), South Sudan (179th) and Somalia (180th) were ranked the lowest in the index, with scores of 14, 12 and nine. "We found that nearly all journalists killed since 2012 were killed in countries with high levels of perceived corruption", notes the report.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:13

They say the embassy move cleared its last major hurdle Thursday when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finally approved a security plan. The decision comes despite overwhelming global opposition. Israel's intelligence minister, Israel Katz, said on Twitter on February 23 that he would like to congratulate Trump "on his decision to transfer the US Embassy to our capital on Israel's 70th Independence Day".

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:16

At a Pentagon briefing Thursday, Dana White, the chief Pentagon spokesperson, reportedly deflected questions back to the White House on McMaster's status while noting his distinguished military record. It's unclear whether Trump will adopt Mattis' recommendations, which the president requested in an August 25 executive order. A source familiar with the situation said Trump's perception of McMaster is still influenced by the legacy of Bannon who maintained a tense relationship with McMaster ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:13

Friday afternoon, ABC News reported that Martin was taken into custody. It is unknown at this point if he has been charged with any crime. Martin's Instagram is private, but a screencap of the alleged post has been circulating on social media.

by | February 24, 2018 | 03:16

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has sent "solidarity and thanks" to university workers while Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard visited the picket line at the University of Glasgow. In response, the UCU accused UUK of "spin and subterfuge", adding that the association had given "no indication" over whether it was prepared to negotiate with members on their terms.

by | February 23, 2018 | 01:50

The chase was spearheaded by a typically composed half-century by Kumar Sangakkara and an unbeaten 42 from the captain Malik. Darren Sammy's Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to become the first side to defend their crown. Along with early teething problems, the league was rocked by a spot-fixing scandal last year which ended in five-year bans on Islamabad United openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.

by | February 23, 2018 | 01:46

Former Klan boss David Duke called the rally a "turning point" and vowed that white supremacists would "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump" to "take our country back". The report's authors found that the total number KKK chapters in the United States dwindled to 72 in 2017, down from from 130 in 2016. "The decline is a clear indication that the new generation of white supremacists is rejecting the Klan's hoods and robes for the hipper image of the more loosely organized alt-right ...

by | February 23, 2018 | 01:49

Brown, first elected PC leader in 2015, resigned his post amidst allegations of sexual misconduct first reported on January 24. "This small group of insiders will stop at nothing in their attempts to derail us". An earlier version said the decision was released by the Progressive Conservative party committee vetting the candidates. "I wrote to the party president and indicated that Mr".

by | February 23, 2018 | 01:47

Classes are underway as normal in Summit County today as law enforcement officers there said a threat of violence turned out to be a hoax. The Sarasota Police Department says it takes each and every threat against the city and schools seriously.

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:29

The second batch reached Afrin , 24 hours after the first batch entered Afrin , and deployed on the points and centers "to help supporting the people defending their villages and homes" against the Turkish attack. What else is going on in Syria? Images were aired of "popular forces" loyal to President Bashar Assad moving toward Afrin city in pick-up trucks equipped with anti-aircraft guns and armoured personals carriers (APCs), Efe reported .

by | February 21, 2018 | 03:30

The casualties were sustained when a force numbering several hundreds, largely made up of the Russian contractors and a Christian militia loyal to the Syrian regime, advanced on an oil field held by US-backed militias who have been fighting ISIS in Syria .

by | February 21, 2018 | 03:29

While most of the South Island is out of the woods when it comes to the wild weather, a heavy rain warning remains in place for Dunedin and North Otago. Residents in low-lying areas had been urged to evacuate as security forces were deployed to areas most vulnerable to the expected 150 kph winds and torrential rains where trees, power lines and buildings could be damaged.

by | February 20, 2018 | 19:10

Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with "willfully and knowingly making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to investigators. Gates , who once worked on President Donald Trump's campaign, already faces charges of a money laundering conspiracy, and failure to file as a foreign agent.

by | February 20, 2018 | 19:07

The 13 Russians are accused of setting up fake accounts using stolen USA identities, setting up themed groups and promoting political rallies throughout 2016, using Facebook , Instagram, YouTube and Twitter . "I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election", Trump wrote February 18. The Russian operation used social media to back now-President Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton.

by | February 19, 2018 | 08:59

In Munich , where 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Islamic terrorists in 1972, Netanyahu suggested the Obama administration's 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was like the 1938 Munich Pact that appeased the Nazis and led to World War II.

by | February 18, 2018 | 03:56

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani , who is on his 3-day visit to India , arrived in New Delhi , on Friday night, February 16, after spending 2 days in Hyderabad . Prime Minister Modi said India & Iran believe in peace & cooperation. "Why India with a population of over 1 billion doesn't enjoy veto rights and why does the USA have veto rights?", the visiting Iranian leader said while addressing a press conference in the national capital.

by | February 17, 2018 | 09:56

German journalist Deniz Yuecel has been released from prison a year after his arrest by Turkish authorities, Yuecel's attorney Veysel Ok confirmed on Friday. Erdogan had repeatedly described Yucel as a "terror agent" causing consternation in Germany . The spokeswoman said that Berlin had not agreed to any "dirty deals or other arrangements" to secure the release.

by | February 17, 2018 | 09:54

PSG dominated on certain phases of the game against Madrid and even took the lead with Rabiot's goal. Neymar Believes That Paris Saint-Germain Must Sign Messi In Order To Boost Their Chances Of Winning The Champions League . Both managers made interesting moves with about 25 minutes to play . With nearly half an hour left, Emery replaced top scorer Edinson Cavani with full-back Thomas Meunier , while Germany forward Julian Draxler was sent on only in the 84th minute as the ...

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:08

A concerned grandmother may have saved countless lives on Tuesday by notifying authorities of her grandson's " upcoming and credible threats" against a nearby high school after discovering the dark plans in his journal . I need to get the biggest fatality number I possibly can. Authorities believe that O'Connor committed an armed robbery to fund his plan , according to the newspaper.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:04

A day of mourning has been declared in Orenburg, the region where numerous passengers were from, and where Orsk is located. Sixty-five passengers and six crew were said to be onboard. The Russian-made plane was reportedly seven years old and purchased by Saratov Airlines a year ago from another domestic airline. "The United States is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of those on board Saratov Airlines Flight 703", it read.

by | February 16, 2018 | 02:03

Mr. Navalny used Ms. Vashukevich's material to compile a video investigation , posted last week, claiming that the trip was a bribe from Mr. Deripaska to Mr. The court's decision on the interim measures was taken on the evening of February 9, so Instagram had three working days under the law, that is, until the evening of February 14, to remove the posts.

by | February 15, 2018 | 05:28

Iraqi and World Bank officials today talked up legal guarantees available in post-IS Iraq, pointing to an investment law that offers ownership, unlimited cash transfers and tax breaks, among other benefits. Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, warned failure to help Iraq could lead to renewed instability. Non-governmental organizations pledged $330 million in humanitarian aid at a parallel NGO conference, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA reported.

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:44

The final vote was 240-186, with 167 Republicans and 73 Democrats voting for the legislation, while 67 Republicans and 119 Democrats voted against. According to CNN , the House Freedom Caucus supports funding the military but not increasing the size of the government .

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:45

That's what happened on Friday in a flurry of rumors about Kelly's standing with Trump. "He said , 'Tell Jake I have full faith in Chief of Staff John Kelly and that I am not actively searching for replacements, '" Conway said. This time, it's over revelations disclosed by the ex-wives of former White House staffer Rob Porter that he allegedly physically abused them. On Thursday, deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a rare admission that the White House could have handled the ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 00:41

She was not only a symbol of bravery and strength for the people of Pakistan but also an inspiration for women across the globe. She was the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Women's Action Forum, and actively participated in protests against the establishment.

by | February 11, 2018 | 03:51

His second five-year term is set to expire next year. This was seen last December when the ruling party elected Ramaphosa as its President. Mbete did not say when the speech might be held or who may deliver it. Secretary-general Ace Magashule also confirmed this, saying he arrived at the meeting just after 4pm, where he was excused and invited back in towards the end.

by | February 11, 2018 | 03:54

Mr Veeri said that Subedar Maganlal and Subedar Mohammed Ashraf were killed in the attack, as per initial reports. The Sunjuwan military station had been attacked once earlier on June 28, 2003 when two Lashkar-e-Toiba suicide attackers stormed the camp killing 12 soldiers and injuring seven others.

by | February 11, 2018 | 03:53

Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal fall under the yellow rainfall warning as accumulations of up to 35mm expected. Tomorrow Sunday will be a cold, bright day with sunny spells. Temperatures are expected to plummet to -3 degrees. "This will result in falling temperatures and icy patches are likely to develop on some untreated surfaces, especially where any wintry showers lead to wash off of previous treatment".

by | February 10, 2018 | 02:54

This is the first time when Proteas lose the First three matches of any Bilateral series in South Africa . De Villiers missed the first three games with a finger injury but has been declared fit and available to play. He batted fluently in the nets today and is sure to play the game with either one of David Miller or Khaya Zondo missing out. - Lizelle Lee is set for her 100th worldwide appearance for South Africa .

by | February 10, 2018 | 02:53

The Turkish Armed Forces have "liquidated 1,062 terrorists" during Operation Olive Branch near Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff reported on Friday. Presidents of Turkey , Iran and Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting in Istanbul, Turkish media reported February 8.