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Major GOP donor says he won't fund politicians who oppose assault weapons ban

Today 17:16 GMT

A major Republican donor in Florida is threatening to cut off funding to politicians who oppose a ban on assault weapons.

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Hoffman sent an email to other GOP donors, urging them to support a ban on assault weapons. Florida-based real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Republicans.

Source: DW

CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber to announce resignation

Today 17:17 GMT

Peter Tauber, the secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative CDU, plans to resign from his post following a serious illness, according to party sources.

Peter Tauber has decided to step down as secretary general of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), party sources said Sunday.

Source: DW

SPD members begin voting on next Merkel-led German government

Today 17:16 GMT

Read more: Future German government under Merkel no laughing matter on political roast day. Yet even as both the conservative and Social Democratic leaderships seek approval of the coalition deal, there has been criticism among some prominent CDU members of the SPD member referendum.

Others, including some political scientists, have questioned whether it's constitutional to give SPD members what amounts to a right of veto over the next government.

Source: DW

Albania's Edi Rama floats joint president idea in Kosovo

Today 17:16 GMT

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, the two Albanian-majority states, during a visit to Pristina.

Kosovo and Albania currently share embassies and diplomatic missions around the world, and will have a joint foreign policy in the future, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said while addressing Kosovo parliament during a diplomatic visit.

Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT

During his trip to India, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has asked the Canadian High Commissioner to request a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

While Indian media reported Singh planned to accompany Trudeau to the Golden Temple, until the trip began, Canadian government officials said there were no plans to meet with him.

Source: BBC

Kurds 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Today 17:17 GMT

Six people were reported to have suffered symptoms of a gas attack during the bombardment of a village but Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was a "fabricated story".

Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. Turkey regards the Kurdish fighters, just across its border in Afrin, as terrorists.

Source: DW

Ethiopia searches for renewal after Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation

Today 17:16 GMT

In his resignation he said that the country's problems had become too big and added: "The level of unrest, with its high death toll and costly damage, has led to a reform process within the ruling EPRDF coalition ."Hailemariam went on to say: "I want to become part of the reforms and the solution to the problems.

While Zuma's resignation resulted in widespread relief, Hailemariam's decision has raised some concern among Ethiopians.

Source: Fox News

Jane Sanders' daughter runs for Bernie's old seat, amid college $$ controversy

Today 17:16 GMT

When Carina Driscoll announced she was running for mayor of Burlington – the local Vermont office her stepfather Bernie Sanders once held – she was determined to be her own candidate.

“The partnership and the financial agreements were brought to the board by Jane Sanders and developed by Jane Sanders and Carina Driscoll,” said Moore, who presided over Burlington College’s 2016 demise and is now president of Columbia College in South Carolina.

Source: Common Domain

Here’s what the 30 companies that make up the Dow industrials are doing to address sexual-harassment claims

Today 17:16 GMT

The movement to address the widespread prevalence of sexual harassment and even assault is creeping into the boardrooms of prominent corporations — but it’s not clear yet whether companies are updating their policies when it comes to dealing with such claims.

MarketWatch reached out to all 30 companies, asking them to comment on whether they’ve updated their policies related to sexual-harassment claims in light of recent events.

Source: Fox News

US Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

Today 17:16 GMT

Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

Much of the concern on Capitol Hill is focused on speculative trading and investing in cryptocurrencies, leading some lawmakers to push for digital assets to be regulated as securities and subject to the SEC's investor protection rules.

Source: Fox News

Omarosa explains why she left Hillary Clinton's campaign for Trump's on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Today 17:16 GMT

Omarosa Manigault Newman is discussing her time in the White House from the comfort of the “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” house once again.

This time, she’s discussing why she made the jump from campaigning for Hillary Clinton to working in the Trump administration. In a preview clip for Sunday’s episode, Omarosa sat down with fellow house guest Ross Mathews to discuss her role in politics over the past couple years.

Source: DW

Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission

Today 17:16 GMT

Last week, German media reported that the Bundeswehr was also lacking sufficient tanks and operational aircraft to fulfill its duties as VJTF leader, along with other equipment shortfalls such as night-vision equipment and automatic grenade launchers.

"The fact that even basic equipment such as protective vests and winter clothing is in short supply shows what the miserable state the Bundeswehr is in as a result of cutting costs," she said, adding that her party would set up a subcommittee to "look into this scandalous situation" at the next meeting of the Bundestag's Defense Committee.

Source: DW

Hungary's Orban threatens pro-refugee NGOs, slams Muslim immigration

Today 17:16 GMT

Written under the auspices of putting Hungarian universities on a level playing field, many see the legislation as unfairly targeting CEU because it is largely financed by Orban critic George Soros.

"Dark clouds are gathering over Europe because of immigration," said Orban, who is hoping to be elected to a third term in April. "Nations will cease to exist, the West will fall, while Europe won't even realize that it has been invaded," he ominously declared.

Source: DW

Merkel taps possible successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as next CDU secretary general

Today 17:16 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland state Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, premier of the small western German state of Saarland, was nominated on Monday to take over as secretary general of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), party sources told German media. Kramp-Karrenbauer, one of Merkel's closest allies, is respected in the CDU for helping the party win Saarland's state election last year and played a key role in coalition talks between the conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD).

Source: CBS News

Transcript: Sen. Tim Scott on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina, was close friends with the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, who was one of nine people killed at a church in Charleston in 2015.

SENATOR TIM SCOTT: I stand by the position I've always been in, and I'm not sure that I've been pushing for fewer gun restrictions.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

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Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

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Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

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Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

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Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

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Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

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Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

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Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

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Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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