Angry over Israel, Trump tells Congress to give aid only to 'friends of America'

Still sore over international opposition to his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Trump pressed Congress in his first State of the Union on Tuesday to restrict foreign aid to “friends of America.”

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    Harvey Weinstein-founded studio fires chief operating officer

    The Weinstein Company’s board ‘unanimously’ voted to part ways with David Glasser.

  • Secret Teacher: I'm faced with the realities of child poverty every day
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    Secret Teacher: I'm faced with the realities of child poverty every day

    Some of the children we teach come from families living on the breadline, and they often miss out on things that some of us might take for granted. This week, a Scottish council announced plans to tackle “holiday hunger”, following reports from teachers of children coming into school on Mondays without having had a substantial meal over the weekend. A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that by 2022, 37% of children will live in relative poverty in the UK, with the greatest rise expected in Wales, the north-east, the east Midlands and Northern Ireland.

  • Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election -poll
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    Evangelical still ahead as lead shrinks in Costa Rica election -poll

    Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz maintained his lead in Costa Rica's second-round presidential race even as his centre-left rival narrowed the gap, according to a poll published on Friday. The controversial religious singer and former journalist has 55.1 percent of voter support ahead of the April 1 election compared with 44.9 percent for former minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada, said a survey by OPol Consultores. Alvarado Muñoz's rise on a ticket fiercely opposing gay marriage was helped by the decline of a centrist two-party system that stretched back decades in a country long considered one of the most stable in Latin America.

  • Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shooting
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    Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shooting

    Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shooting

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    Borneo orang-utan population plummets by half due to palm oil, hunting and logging

    Borneo's orang-utan population has declined by more than half since 1999 due to palm oil production and logging, a study has found. The sharpest declines were found in areas where forests were cut down for timber or to make way for palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in about 50% of supermarket products, from peanut butter to cleaning spray, and is the world's most popular vegetable oil.

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    Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday's NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night.

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    Hong Kong Rings in Year of the Dog with Evening Parade

    Hong Kong ushered in the Year of the Dog with a Lunar New Year parade in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday, February 16. This footage, filmed in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, shows performers waving colorful dragon dance banners. Twenty-five international and local acts performed in the two-hour parade, according to the South China Morning Post. Credit: expatonmainst via Storyful

  • 'Towels' and telephone codes: five things to know about Kosovo
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    'Towels' and telephone codes: five things to know about Kosovo

    Kosovo, which celebrates 10 years of independence on Saturday, has a flag that few people care about, four international telephone codes and a judoka hero.

  • Windsor Council Leader's Claims About Tourists Being 'Marched To Cash Points' Not Backed Up By Complaint Logs
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    Windsor Council Leader's Claims About Tourists Being 'Marched To Cash Points' Not Backed Up By Complaint Logs

    One of the most incendiary claims made by the leader of Windsor Council in his push for police to banish the homeless from the town before the royal wedding is not backed up by a single complaint to the council.

  • How Much Screen Time? Nine-Year-Olds Share Their Digital Diaries
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    How Much Screen Time? Nine-Year-Olds Share Their Digital Diaries

    They are surrounded by technology, and have been for much of their young lives: from tablets to smartphones, games consoles to smart watches.

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    Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

    Lindsey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold. "In general, this season, I feel like I've been much better in downhill than super-G. And this hill suits me really well for downhill, also," Vonn said.

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    Super Mum Performs A Random Act Of Kindness Every Day

    For the past two years, Dani Saveker has carried out a random act of kindness every single day, whether that’s buying daffodils for a stranger or leaving £5 in a coffee shop for someone to treat themselves.

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    Two killed in Mexican helicopter crash, minister survives

    A military helicopter carrying Mexico's interior minister and the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca crashed on Friday killing two people during a tour of damage from an earthquake earlier in the day, but the senior officials survived. Interior Minister Navarete told TV network Televisa that he and Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat were not seriously harmed in the accident that happened as the helicopter was attempting to land. The ministry issued a statement on Twitter saying two people on the ground were killed when the helicopter came down.

  • Campaigners raise £10k in bid to buy historic Theatre Royal Haymarket for female-led arts space
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    Campaigners raise £10k in bid to buy historic Theatre Royal Haymarket for female-led arts space

    A campaign group who launched a bid to buy an historic West End theatre to transform it into a venue that showcases female-led work have raised more than £10,000. The all-female Accalia Arts founded the campaign to buy the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the wake of the #MeToo movement and allegations of sexual harassment that are widespread across creative industries. The lease for the Grade I-listed playhouse, the third oldest in London, which hosted major plays including Oscar Wilde premiers, went on sale last month.

  • 2018 Geneva Motor Show preview – your car-by-car guide to this year's event
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    2018 Geneva Motor Show preview – your car-by-car guide to this year's event

    2018 Geneva Motor Show preview – your car-by-car guide to this year's event

  • Theresa May Warns 'Deep-Seated Ideology' Mustn't Jeopardise Post-Brexit Security
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    Theresa May Warns 'Deep-Seated Ideology' Mustn't Jeopardise Post-Brexit Security

    Theresa May has warned EU leaders that “deep-seated ideology” must not jeopardise security cooperation after Brexit. The prime minister said the UK take full control over areas like diplomacy, peacekeeping, defence before the end of any implementation period to follow its departure of the EU. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, May said: “We must do whatever is most practical and pragmatic in ensuring our collective security.

  • Mounting fury as holidaymakers have to pay to access Pyrenees 
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    Mounting fury as holidaymakers have to pay to access Pyrenees 

    Mounting fury as holidaymakers have to pay to access Pyrenees 

  • Poodle Brings New York Subway to a Standstill
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    Poodle Brings New York Subway to a Standstill

    A poodle named Dakota has brought New York City to a standstill. The pet sped into a York Street station entrance and made its way onto the northbound F train tracks, according to officer George Tsourovakas. A poodle, like the dog pictured here, has brought chaos to the New York City subway.

  • First UK live music census warns of threats to small venues
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    First UK live music census warns of threats to small venues

    Britain’s small venues are struggling due to increased business rates and property development, according to the first ever live UK music census. The survey by universities of Edinbury, Newcastle, and Turku in Finland, suggested a third of small venues had issues with property development and complaints over noise pollution - which often arise when tenants move into new buildings next to established music venues. Of almost 200 small music venues (with a capacity of up to 350 people) surveyed, 33 per cent reported that increases in business rates had an “extreme, strong or moderate” impact on their existence in the past 12 months.

  • Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong
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    Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong

    All these were compared by contemporaries to “tulip mania”, the Dutch financial craze for tulip bulbs in the 1630s. Bitcoin, according some sceptics, is “tulip mania 2.0”. It certainly makes an exciting story, one that has become a byword for insanity in the markets.

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    Merkel calls for progress on common EU asylum system

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the European Union to make progress on a common asylum system, warning that member states who expect financial support from the bloc need to show solidarity when it comes to migrants too.

  • More than 50 firefighters tackle large blaze in London's West End
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    More than 50 firefighters tackle large blaze in London's West End

    More than 50 firefighters tackle large blaze in London's West End

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    Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

    HELSINKI (AP) — Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine.

  • Fire Destroys Recycling Center in Iowa City
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    Fire Destroys Recycling Center in Iowa City

    The Carton City Recycling Center in Iowa City, Iowa, caught fire on Friday, February 16, completely destroying the plant and filling the sky with smoke. The fire was first reported at 4:30 pm, according to local reports. The recycling warehouse had been used to store paper and cardboard products, causing the fire to rapidly spread. No one was injured and the fire is currently under investigation. Credit: Tamra Happel Garman via Storyful

  • Center Parcs pulls advertising from Daily Mail over 'homophobic' column on Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's baby announcement
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    Center Parcs pulls advertising from Daily Mail over 'homophobic' column on Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black's baby announcement

    Center Parcs has pulled its advertising from the Daily Mail after the newspaper published a “homophobic” column on Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black becoming parents. The piece, written by Richard Littlejohn, focused on same-sex and transgender parenting after the Olympian announced this week he and Mr Black were expecting their first child.

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