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Oprah Winfrey , who just days ago won the praise of Hollywood with a Golden Globe lifetime achievement award, is now being directly affected by the damage. Mandatory evacuation orders were expanded Thursday evening to Montecito areas below Highway 192/Foothill road, a move Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said is meant to increase access for rescue and fix crews working in the area.
  • Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG

    Turkey Summons US Charge d'Affaires over Washington Support to YPG

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    Lavrov noted that Moscow and Tehran have reached an important stage in preparation for implementing the initiative launched by Russia, Iran and Turkey to organize the Sochi Congress. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, January 10, 2018. The Syrian regime's attacks on "moderate opposition" could cause throwback to Russian initiated national dialogue meeting in Sochi, because the talks aim peace negotiations also with those ...
  • Mexico private sector says open to talks on NAFTA auto rules

    Mexico private sector says open to talks on NAFTA auto rules

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    Trump has threatened to pull out of NAFTA if it can not be reworked in favour of US interests. Justin Trudeau's "progressive" trade agenda - the insistence on including gender parity and Aboriginal issues in trade negotiations with the United States - is being cited as a barrier to progress by senior figures in the USA administration, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • BJP, Congress lock horns over Supreme Court judges row

    BJP, Congress lock horns over Supreme Court judges row

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    The judges said that they are forced to "address the nation " as the Chief Justice Dipak Misra was not ready to listen their reservation. "Democracy can not survive without an independent judiciary", the judge added. In a nutshell, the letter cites Chief Justice Misra's listing of matters of constitutional importance before benches excluding the senior most judges, as the main gripe of the four judges.
  • Merkel strikes preliminary deal to hold power in German coalition

    Merkel strikes preliminary deal to hold power in German coalition

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    If things go well, a new government could be formed by April 1, said Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Christian Social Union - the Bavaria-only sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. The three coalition parties' support dropped by a cumulative total of almost 14 percentage points in the election. "Government formation after the parliamentary vote in September is taking longer than we've ever seen in the federal republic", Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German president, told ...
  • Colorado Politicians Ask Sessions To Leave Legal Marijuana States Alone

    Colorado Politicians Ask Sessions To Leave Legal Marijuana States Alone

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    Rohrabacher-Farr (now known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer, in honor of Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., who co-sponsored the amendment) is set to expire on January 19, 2018, if it is not renewed. "We should do our job and enforce laws effectively as we're able". They were reminded to continue working with federal authorities and agencies in other states in targeting the illegal trafficking of controlled substances.
  • Bannon hires lawyer as he prepares for Russia-related congressional testimony

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    Burck, a former federal prosecutor, told Big Law Business Jan. 11 that he is only representing Bannon in connection with his role in the 2016 campaign, and not his work in the presidential transition or in the administration. For months, Trump allowed Bannon to conduct open war from inside the White House against established party leaders, incumbent lawmakers and other heavyweights Bannon believed were undermining Trump's populist revolution.
  • 'Significant' activity spotted at North Korea's nuclear-testing site

    'Significant' activity spotted at North Korea's nuclear-testing site

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    In a New Year's Day address, he suggested that North Korea had achieved its nuclear ambitions and said a "launch button" was "always on the desk in my office". As such, North Korea's neighbors China and Russian Federation are not invited, and many have questioned the utility of a conference where such influential regional players are absent.
  • House Reauthorizes Controversial Surveillance Law

    House Reauthorizes Controversial Surveillance Law

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    The US House of Representatives, today, passed a bill to renew sweeping surveillance powers for the government's intelligence agencies. President Donald Trump's sunrise tweet casting aspersions on the domestic surveillance program his own intelligence officials have called essential set off a thunderclap of concern in Washington - and underscored the pitfalls of the President's morning television tweet-alongs.
  • Mexico: New travel advisory system an improvement, but could be better

    Mexico: New travel advisory system an improvement, but could be better

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    The system, announced last month, was created in an effort to simplify the information it provides to American travelers about security threats overseas. The state department has discouraged a visit to these states previously warning citizens about traveling to Los Cabos and Cancun last summer after six dead bodies were hung from bridges near the Mexican tourist resort.