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What is a 'reciprocal tax' and why is Trump talking about it

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Indeed, the first section of the 2019 budget proposal is a letter from Trump to Congress , titled "The Budget Message of the President ". In the two-year spending pact Congress passed last week and Trump signed into law , legislators allocated an additional $2 billion dollars for HUD over the current spending levels. Read More »

Trump Backs Grassley Bill, Rejects Swing-Voting Senators' Amnesty

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The plan would provide $ 25 billion over a decade, $2.5 billion annually, for a wall and other border security measures, the same total Trump has requested. Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat, was skeptical about finishing an immigration bill by the end of the week but said senators are known for striking deals in time for a recess week. Read More »

Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

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Karen Bradley, the UK Government's current Northern Ireland Secretary, said negotiations had made "substantive progress", but admitted "it appears that this phase of talks is now at an end". Foster said Wednesday the DUP was willing to "to reach an accommodation on language and cultural issues". Direct rule would also mean, however, that the United Kingdom would administer Northern Ireland's abortion laws and the definition of marriage would transfer to Britain, putting Westminster ... Read More »

We don't communalise martyrs: Army slams Owaisi over 'Muslim martyrs' comment

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Talking to reporters, Lt General Devraj Anbu, GOC of Northern Command , said, "The Army is Sarv Dharam Sthal ". "Enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets, when they fail at borders they attack on camps", he said. "They are motivated and patriotic soldiers", said Lt. Gen . Anbu, while addressing the Investiture Ceremony of the Northern Command. "The so-called "9 pm" nationalists (those who appear in prime time tv debates) question the nationalism of Muslims and Kashmiri Muslims", ... Read More »

Pak Will Pay For This Misadventure, Says India — Sunjuwan Attack

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Earlier on Monday morning the CRPF men foiled a "possible Fidayeen attack " on their camp and opened fire on suspected militants who were trying to enter into the premises. It is, however, not clear whether India would launch a strike against terror camps across the Line of Control like it did (the surgical strikes) after the 2016 terror attack on the army camp at Uri. Read More »

Raila mourns Morgan Tsvangirai as democrat, freedom fighter

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His death will be an enormous blow to Zimbabawe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Morgan Tsvangirai is a former prime minister and Robert Mugabe's nemesis. Tsvangirai addresses an MDC rally in Mutare in 2000. By the time elections were held the following year, Tsvangirai was greatly weakened. You will always have a place in the history of this country. Read More »

Iran Defends Its Military Presence in Syria, Asks US Forces to Leave

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Islamic State has been routed from most of its territory but still holds pockets of the Euphrates River valley. A senior Syrian official on Tuesday warned Israel that it would face "surprises" if it launches any attacks on his country, claiming the Jewish state mistakenly thinks Syrian forces are incapable of defending the country. Read More »

Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam After Sex in Crisis Zone Scandal

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When she saw an initial report about Van Hauwermeiren in The Times newspaper last week, she remembered thinking: "Oh my God, he's been doing this for 14 years". It's a betrayal of all who put their faith in them: those who most needed their help. In the letter, Allan tells NGOs they must give fresh assurances over reports of "serious misconduct and sexual abuse" in the sector. Read More »

Mane hat-trick as powers Liverpool

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Senegal worldwide Mane has endured a roller-coaster season after being sent off at Manchester City and then getting an injury but after struggling in recent weeks he appears to have found some goalscoring form at least. "It was hard work, but in the end the boys enjoyed it", Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp said after the club's first appearance in the knockout stage of the Champions League for nearly nine years. Read More »

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu faces corruption charges

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The bill, however, was watered down so that it would not apply to current investigations, including Netanyahu's . "I can reassure you that the coalition is stable". Mr Netanyahu's ruling coalition, too, shows no signs of weakness. Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu Party holds five seats. "I feel a deep obligation to continue to lead Israel in a way that will ensure our future", he said. Read More »

Turkey suffered the biggest losses during the invasion of Syria

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He went on to say Ankara expects " concrete steps " from Washington , aimed at mending ties that have nearly reached the point of no return. "Our relations are at a very critical point". Turkey has lost 31 soldiers in the campaign, according to its military. "We can work with them to address their legitimate security concerns while, at the same time, minimizing civilian casualties and above all else, keeping everything focused on the defeat ISIS fight, which is not over", he ... Read More »

Philippines govt objects to China's naming of undersea features in offshore region

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As for the naming of undersea features not only in Philippine Rise and other Philippine territories, a protocol still needs to be laid down. Critics have questioned why President Rodrigo Duterte's administration allowed a group from China to undertake scientific research in the waters given Manila's long-simmering territorial conflict with Beijing in the South China Sea. Read More »

Nawaz Sharif grumbles about language of judges

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The Court also handed over 3 volumes of Al-Azizia reference and 6 volumes of Flagship reference to Nawaz Sharif. The references were filed in an accountability court in the federal capital following approval from NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. Read More »

Warren addresses 'Pocahontas' jabs at Native American conference

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After the Massachusetts Democrat addressed her claims of Native American heritage more directly - and far more expansively - than she ever has before, many took to Twitter to make their opinions on her speech known. "The joke, I guess, is supposed to be on me". Warren, who was raised in Oklahoma, said her father's parents objected to her parents' marriage because her mother "was part Cherokee and part DE". Read More »

Commonwealth Games organisers embarrassed after mistake in tickets discovered

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The tickets were printed with Thursday, April 4 on them but April 4 - the correct date for the ceremony - is on a Wednesday. Commonwealth Games to secure her spot at the Gold Coast tournament. "Everyone should be really confident this is going to be a fantastic event", he said. He was also confident the error wouldn't create confusion about the day of the week that the opening ceremony will be held on. Read More »

Path to regional peace-stability pass through Afghanistan: Qamar Bajwa

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Addressing the conference, General Bajwa said that Pakistan has eradicated all terrorist sanctuaries from its soil. The moot, attended by Pakistan, the United States, Afghanistan , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, was aimed at discussing ways and means for securing a lasting peace in Afghanistan and stability in the region besides strategy to tackle the menace of narcotics which is used to finance terrorist activities. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce to take personal leave

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While Turnbull's move is overdue to address the culture in Canberra, the early reaction seems to be that he has missed a significant aspect of why Joyce's actions were so concerning to the public. Joyce is standing fast, and his supporters claim there are few if any signs of numbers moving against him, despite intense media pressure. On Thursday, the Prime Minster even suggested Joyce consider his position. Read More »

Sexy 'graft' clip may lead Russian Federation to hit YouTube, Instagram

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Navalny claims the holiday on the billionaire's yacht amounts to a "bribe", and points to a relationship between Deripaska and Manafort , suggesting the two Russians may have been discussing the 2016 United States presidential election. " Roskomnadzor has blocked https://navalny.com/ at the request of (Russian oligarch Oleg) Deripaska ", Navalny said on Twitter. Navalny also uploaded a photo of the apparent secret meeting to his own Instagram account. Read More »

Pence: North Korea 'the most tyrannical regime on the planet'

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While Pence said the administration is open to talks, he made it clear after returning from his trip that "there will be NO reward for talks", according to a tweet from his official account. While the overwhelming USA concern with North Korea centers on the rising threat from its nuclear weapons, the United States has been very outspoken against human rights violations in the reclusive Asian nation. Read More »

EU Witnesses Highest Growth Rate in 10 Years

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The economies of the European Union grew at their fastest pace for a decade a year ago, according to revised figures from Eurostat . France likewise extended by 0.6%, while Spanish development was a step more grounded at 0.7%. Furthermore, he said certainty had been hitting record levels since the emergency years in the eurozone and joblessness was down to pre-emergency levels. Read More »

UK airport to reopen after WWII bomb find

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The bomb - a 500-kilogram tapered-end shell, measuring about 1.5 meters, or 4.9 feet, long - was discovered buried in dense silt near the runway of London City Airport on Sunday morning. Among passengers affected were Tottenham Hotspur fans heading to Italy for a Champions League game against Juventus. Airport authorities are hoping to resume operations by Tuesday. Read More »

Sher Bahadur Deuba resigns as Prime Minister of Nepal

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The CPN (UML)'s standing committee met in Lalitpur on Wednesday to elect Oli as its prime ministerial candidate, senior party leader Surendra Pandey told PTI . The long delay has dampened the optimism that accompanied the polls, when many voters cast their ballots hoping a new government would bring much-needed stability and development. Read More »

Hurricanes Look to Cause Major Damage to No. 1 Virginia

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Alexander. Late in the game, the Cavaliers were down two points with just over 10 seconds left in regulation play as six-foot five-inch sophomore guard Ty Jerome landed a shot from around 15 feet out to tie the game at 49 even. "Coach said, shoot as many shots as you have to shoot because you're going to be open". "So, we really stressed just coming out, jumping on them and really try to stress the lead a little bit so we can play a full 40 minutes of basketball". Read More »

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to start 3-day India visit from Hyderabad

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Speaking to reporters before embarking on his first official visit to India since taking office in 2013, President Rouhani said Iran and India have strong historical relations in various fields. The oil and gas cooperation will be the other issue on the table. However, Iran says the terms it has offered are not profitable. Apart from this He will address a Muslim congregation at the Mecca Masjid after Friday prayers at the historic Hyderabad mosque on Friday. Read More »

Retail Apparel Prices Jump in January as Overall CPI Also Rises

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Consumer prices rose faster than expected in January, briefly pushing the stock markets as measured by the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial average into the red Wednesday. Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown (Frankfurt: DMB.F - news ), said following the latest inflation: "Inflation's now been above target for 12 straight months". Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman blames UPA for PNB fraud case

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On Wednesday, PNB said in a regulatory filing it had discovered fraudulent and unauthorised transactions totalling $1.77 billion at the Mumbai branch. A CBS updates transactiosn real time, and since the PNB employees bypassed the CBS, the bank never found about the fake LoUs. Analysts say the actual level of bad loans is higher than the official figures suggest, pointing to central bank audits of banks, including State Bank of India, that showed non-performing loans were higher than ... Read More »

Amit Shah's 'Yuva Hunkar' bike rally in Jind today

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The rally is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its hold in Jind which is considered to be the nerve centre of Haryana politics. Haryana government had recently given nod to the withdrawal of 70 FIRs registered in connection with the February 2016 Jat quota stir violence. Read More »

Transgender woman successfully breastfeeds newborn baby

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However, the patient was forced to smuggle the drug from Canada because Domperidone is now banned in the United States due to the FDA's concerns about cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. A transgender woman in the U.S. has become the first to breastfeed a newborn baby. The patient then breastfed the baby during the first six weeks after birth, during which "the child's growth, feeding and bowel habits were developmentally appropriate". Read More »

Woman forced to undergo abortion after CPM leader allegedly kicks her

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Seven persons including a CPI (M) functionary were arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a four months pregnant woman at a village in the district on January 28. But on Wednesday, the woman and her family protested outside a police station demanding the arrest of the others involved. "The local party workers are coming here daily, asking me to withdraw the complaint against Thamby", woman's husband said referring to the CPM leader. Read More »

Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor

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He's a good dog, he's smart. Last September, when the teenagers filed for governor , Caskey was asked by The Star would would happen if a dog hypothetically tried to run for governor . "With all the teenagers running for governor , I decided a 23 (in dog years) [year old] candidate is more ready to assume the reins", Angus wrote on his Facebook . Read More »

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to run for Senate

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Romney was in the news last month as it was announced he was treated for prostate cancer last summer. People familiar with Romney's plans tell The Associated Press that he is preparing a bid to replace retiring Sen. Romney is widely viewed as a favorite to win the Senate seat soon-to-be vacated by longtime Sen. For those GOP senators that have already taken up the mantle and spoken out when they believe President Trump has overstepped the boundaries of American political decorum, a ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may team up on LNG, nuclear and chemicals

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Saudi Arabia said yesterday it will further trim oil production and exports next month to reduce excess stockpiles that have weighed on crude prices, as concerns mount over United States oversupply. An announcement is expected later on Wednesday on a partnership between Aramco and a liquefied natural gas project in Russia, Dmitriev said. Cooperation between sovereign funds of both countries reinforces each other and creates "fertile soil for better relationship broadly between the ... Read More »

Apple HomePods reportedly leaving white ring stains on wooden surface

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Apple and tech enthusiasts are finally getting a look at the brand's latest creation but consumers have pointed out one issue. Now the company itself has confirmed the worrying issue. The issue only appears to be affecting wooden furniture, with tests showing no damage when the HomePod is placed on other materials. Will this stop you buying a HomePod? While Apple is acknowledging this issue, it doesn't really call it a design flaw. Read More »

What's Galentine's Day? Here's What To Stream To Celebrate

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If Valentines Day being the money-spinner that it is makes you mad, then turn that energy into positive budget-friendly Galentine's Day vibes. Women all across the country are jumping on the bandwagon and adopting this tradition as a welcomed excuse to spend some quality time with friends . Read More »

LEGO Star Wars 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon finally revealed [News]

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Solo: A Star Wars Story will definitely introduce a new type of Millennium Falcon , as we'll see the ship as its originally under the ownership of Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian . We really want you to go ahead with Han.' And I said, 'Well, my son, Jon, is very enthusiastic and full of ideas about the saga.' And he had directed two movies and had done other things. Read More »

NATO Defense Ministers Approve New Alliance Commands

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The European Union launched the scheme with great fanfare in December, touting it as a way to get member states to work more closely post-Brexit and spend more effectively on defense projects. President Donald Trump also publicly berated the Europeans and Canada at a summit a year ago, demanding that they start paying 2 percent on defense if they want Washington to stand by them in times of need. Read More »

Horrible Valentine's Day Gifts for Her.

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On Singles Awareness Day , single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Nope, rather than wallow in self-pity, singles (and even those who are part of a duo) sit behind a computer and shop til they drop with China's version of "Black Friday" sales. Read More »

Bhagwat's remark on Army insulting, insensitive

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At the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) allegations were made that the Army was raping women...this is freedom of expression, but saying that the RSS volunteers can lay their lives for the country became an insult to the Army", she claimed. Read More »

Cubs finalize 6-year, $126M contract with Yu Darvish

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That's OK, Gimenez said Wednesday, just before the Cubs' first official workout of spring training. So yeah, three months ago, I - we all did, right?- thought Alex Cobb would be cracking the Chicago Cubs rotation around this time. After taking a playful hit Tuesday from Yu Darvish , Cubs catcher Chris Gimenez replied quickly. He pointed out that the Astros were a hot team and there was a reason they won the World Series. Read More »

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash Leaves 3 Dead and 4 Injured

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The helicopter pilot, Scott Booth, 42, and three other passengers, including a tour guide, survived the crash and were flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with Level 1 trauma injuries. Isaac Braun, the father of the lone survivor of this crash, says this most recent incident gave him flashbacks. "Flying anywhere around mountains in our state, just about everything you do other than flying right over the flat desert that is gonna be involving terrain", he said. Read More »