Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Philippine minister stands by call to shut mines as review begins

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By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister said on Monday she stands by her decision to shut more than half the country's operating mines and bar mining in watershed zones as an inter-agency panel began a review of her actions. Members of the government's Mining Industry Coordinating Council will scrutinize the affected mines to ensure due process was followed and consider the impact on jobs and the economy after an outcry by the mining industry in the world's top nickel ore supplier. The council cannot overturn her orders, but its findings could feed into a decision by President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said he will review the planned closures after initially throwing his support behind his environment minister.

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva -- a prominent socialite and lawmaker -- sees her now become the country's second most senior official after her husband. "She is professional, educated, experienced, principled, and magnanimous," Aliyev told a National Security Council meeting.

Trump's envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union. Haley told a Security Council debate on conflicts in Europe that "Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine" were among the most serious challenges facing the continent.

Attorney Olmem joins White House economic council: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Andrew Olmem, an attorney and former Republican Congressional aide, has joined the White House National Economic Council as a deputy to Gary Cohn, said two sources familiar with the move.

Google to Allow MRC to Audit YouTube Ad Performance Metrics

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The Media Rating Council will audit and accredit data that YouTube provides to advertisers about how their display and video ads fare on the video sharing platform.

Robert Klitzman: Trump and the psychology of blame

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In eighth grade, I ran for student council president. The candidates all had to speak in the auditorium to the entire student body. An opponent went first, and promised to have soda come out of the water fountains throughout the school. The audience applauded wildly. When I spoke, I argued that his plan would not work -- that the school administration would certainly oppose it.

Santorum: Anti-Semitic acts coming from Muslims

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Former senator Rick Santorum and former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn debate why President Donald Trump hasn't condemned anti-Semitic acts in the US.

Trump picks new national security adviser

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(CNN) President Donald Trump has announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as the new national security adviser, and Gen. Keith Kellogg remains the National Security Council chief of staff.

Adviser disagrees with Trump, gets reassigned

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A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.

Council tax to rise while services cut, says LGA

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Warning of struggle ahead to fund care for increasing numbers of elderly people.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

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