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Russian Federation says 23 British diplomats must leave within a week

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The statement said the government could take further measures if Britain takes any more "unfriendly" moves toward Russian Federation. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson upped the stakes Friday when he said it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Putin personally gave the order to use the nerve agent against the Skripals. Read More »

Republicans Suffer Embarrassing Defeat In Pennsylvania Special Election

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Some of his views, such as favoring Trumps steel and aluminum tariffs, represent unfortunate breaks with old establishment Democratic positions. Lamb has declared victory , while Saccone has not conceded. They're likely to do so and have cited reports of irregularities and confusion over polling places, according to a person familiar with the party's plans. Read More »

Britain thinking of old grandeur expels 23 Russian diplomats

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They could be used here in NY or in cities of any country that sits on this Council. May spoke after Moscow ignored a midnight deadline to explain how the nerve agent Novichok, developed by the Soviet Union, was used against Sergei Skripal , an ex-Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia. Read More »

United Kingdom to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats in Retaliation for Nerve Agent Attack

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May had weighed a range of economic and diplomatic measures against Russian Federation in response to the assault, which has left Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia in critical condition in a Salisbury hospital. Macron later told reporters he would decide in the coming days what measures France would take against Russian Federation over the attack. On Monday, May said it was "highly likely" that Russian Federation was behind the attack. Read More »

United Kingdom court convicts Iraqi teenager for London train bombing

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The jury at the Old Bailey heard how Ahmed Hassan, 18, left the improvised device in the carriage with 93 passengers on the morning of 15 September 2017. You were very focused on carrying out a lethal attack in this country, weren't you?" Although Hassan did eventually receive deradicalisation support, it is understood that he was forced to wait months. Read More »

Trump, Moon pledge to keep pressure on N.Korea

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The Presidential Preparation Committee for the Inter-Korean Talks said the summit would focus on removing nuclear weapons from North Korea , easing military tensions between the two Koreas and establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Russian Federation could announce measures against Britain "any minute"

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Britain, the United States , Germany and France have jointly called on Russian Federation to explain the military-grade nerve toxin attack, which they said threatened Western security. A British policeman who was also poisoned when he went to help them is in a serious but stable condition. The Telegraph cites anonymous sources close to investigators, who reportedly believe that the poison (that left the spy in critical condition) was planted in his daughter's suitcase while ... Read More »

Russian Federation retaliates against Britain by expelling diplomats over ex-spy's poisoning

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British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal an ex-Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia. The attack showed the Kremlin was "clearly willing to act without restraint" and fit a pattern of "reckless behaviour" by Putin, Johnson said. Russia decided the British diplomats must leave Moscow within a week, its foreign ministry said on Saturday, after a meeting ... Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in spy spat

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It will also probe the attack on Yulia Skripal, it said in a statement on its website. Macron later told reporters he would decide in the coming days what measures France would take against Russian Federation over the attack. "But it would be wrong to prejudge their response". Mr Williamson is also expected to warn how the country has "arrived at a profound moment in our history", stressing there is a "crossroads where the choice before us as a nation is simple - to sit back and let ... Read More »

Johnson blames Putin for attack

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Russian Federation has accused Gavin Williamson of "lacking education" after the Defence Secretary told Moscow to "shut up" as the war of words between the Kremlin and the United Kingdom escalated in the wake of the Salisbury spy attack. Read More »

Trump, Moon express 'cautious optimism' over North Korea summit

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Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the isolationist country and now represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests, with Sweden playing a key liaison role. The push for the two summits came after the North Korean leader said in a New Year's address that he wanted to improve relations with the South following a year of heightened tension. Read More »

Xi re-elected China prez, close aide Wang Qishan becomes VP

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His unanimous appointment by China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress, has created favorable circumstances for Xi for having a lifelong tenure. The Communist Party-controlled legislature was slated to crown Jinping for the second term, however, all eyes were set on whether his former anti-corruption enforcer, Wang Qishan, would become his deputy or not, however, Wang's appointment was also confirmed with only a single vote in opposition by an unidentified lawmaker. Read More »

CIA's Haspel should be punished, not promoted

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His hardline positions on Iran are almost identical to those of Trump and Netanyahu, who argue that the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers need to be significantly improved or abrogated entirely. Paul could make the process hard, particularly for Pompeo. This is not the first time that Olga Skabeeva has gleefully bragged that Donald Trump is under the control of Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump signs Taiwan travel act which China opposes

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Beijing views its policy as the foundation for relations with Washington. The Taiwan Travel Act ( HR 535 ), which USA lawmakers presented to Trump on March 5, aims to increase travel and visits "at all levels", including state officials and business leaders, both on the American and the Taiwanese side. Read More »

Keatts, Wolfpack look to future after 'rewarding' season ends in NCAA loss

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The play of Khadeen Carrington (26 points) and Desi Rodriguez (20 points) was the difference for the Hall. Markell Johnson, the ACC assists leader with 7.4 per game, had 10 points and six helpers, but also committed a crucial mistake when he asked for a timeout with 7.3 seconds left even though the Wolfpack didn't have any, resulting in a technical foul and two made free throws for BC. Read More »

Facebook suspends political data analytics firm that worked on Trump's presidential campaign

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CA, which has touted its ability to create personality profiles of voters for ad targeting purposes, was hired to run data operations for the Trump campaign . Facebook said it is investigating to determine the accuracy of the claims. It was reported in December that Cambridge Analytica was asked to turn over documents by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his ongoing investigation of potential collusion during the 2016 election between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Read More »

North Korean Foreign Minister Heads To Sweden

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The embassy also represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests in North Korea, with Sweden playing a key role in liaising diplomatic talks. Mr Ri will meet Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom at an undisclosed location on Thursday or Friday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said. The president added that North Korea should also improve its relations with Japan as well as the U.S.in order to produce further advancement in inter-Korean ties. Read More »

Olivia Colman taking voice lessons to play The Queen

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Actors Claire Foy , who plays Queen Elizabeth II, and Matt Smith who plays Philip Duke of Edinburgh, attend the premiere of The Crown Season 2 in London, Britain, November 21, 2017. While the show may focus on a female leader overcoming the adversity she faces due to her gender (among other issues), the economic politics of the producers when it comes to how they choose to pay their actors are perhaps not so liberal. Read More »

'Dead' man says he's alive, but court disagrees

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Romanian media reports that Mr Reliu moved to Turkey in 1992 for work and lost contact with his wife and family. "The length of time that the defendant had not contacted his family, but also the fact that he last entered from Turkey was on July 8, 1999, made credible the claim by the spouse of Constantin Reliu that he had died in unknown circumstances", the court said as it dismissed his appeal. Read More »

UK's Johnson says it's 'overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered nerve agent attack

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There is no clear proof that Russia is linked to an attack involving a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent in England, the Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, commenting on U.S. Counterterrorism police are leading the investigation "because of the associations Mr. Glushkov is believed to have had", a police statement said. It's unclear. Read More »

North Korean minister holds 'constructive' talks in Sweden

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In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last month, he urged the United Nations not to remain silent about what he called "the U.S. risky game of aggravating (the) situation in and around the Korean peninsula and driving the whole world into a possible disaster of nuclear war". Read More »

Kremlin says response to Britain could come 'any minute'

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Sergei Skripal , a former colonel in the Russian intelligence service who betrayed dozens of Russian agents to British intelligence, and his daughter have been critically ill since March 4th, when they were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury. Read More »

West asks Russian Federation to explain Skripal attack

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File image of British prime minister Theresa May . In their joint statement , Trump, Macron, Merkel and May cited "a pattern of earlier irresponsible Russian behaviour" and called on Russia to disclose details of its Novichok program to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Read More »

Bhagwant Mann resigns as AAP Punjab unit Chief

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Now I've learnt that the allegations are unfounded.Hence there should be no politics on such issues. "Therefore we ended alliance with AAP ", he said. Kejriwal also earned the wrath of the ruling Congress and SAD-BJP leaders, who accused him of being in the habit of making false allegations against his opponents to garner votes. Read More »

Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats, says Lavrov

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Thursday slammed Britain's position as "absolutely irresponsible". They condemned Russian Federation and said it was a breach of global law that "threatens the security of us all". The Kremlin on Friday said it could respond to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a double agent "at any minute". London's Metropolitan Police said on Friday they believed the former associate of Berezovsky, Nikolai Glushkov , had been strangled to ... Read More »

Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday

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Ri and Wallstrom dined together at the foreign ministry on Thursday evening, then met again on Friday at Villa Bonnier, a lavish building used by the government for official functions which is located near the U.S. Kang said economic sanctions implemented by the U.N. Security Council have led to Kim's willingness to talk. After months of tension and warmongering over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, Trump has agreed to a summit proposal relayed by South Korean envoys who met Kim Jong Un in ... Read More »

Korea's top diplomat meets Swedish leaders

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The NSC did not respond to a request by The Washington Times for a statement on the development and Mr. Ruggierro, now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, flatly declined to comment when reached by telephone Friday. Read More »

Tarkanian To Ditch Senate Primary Against Dean Heller After Trump Tweet

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He thanked the people of Nevada for their support in his run for the U.S. Senate seat and said he owed them a debt a gratitude. Republican Danny Tarkanian of Las Vegas, who has frequently criticized Heller for failing to be a strong supporter of Trump's agenda, announced Friday morning that at the president's request, he made a decision to leave the Senate race against Heller. Read More »

Several chances for storms through Monday in Alabama

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We'll have a partly to mostly cloudy sky most of the day. As another punch of cold airs sinks down, the mountains could very well get in on a wintry mix during the day Wednesday as the Upstate remains dry. Snow will continue through Wednesday morning. There's added uncertainty about whether the storm will move close enough to southern New England to result in another round of accumulating snow and coastal flooding there, but that is a possibility. Read More »

Brackets Busted by Upsets On Day One of NCAA Tournament

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Wes Clark , who top scored for the Bulls with 25 points and 10/14 from the field, added, "He [Obama] should've picked the handsome guys". The No. 4-seeded Wildcats fell to the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. That, in a nutshell, is what happens to our hopes of success in NCAA Tournament pools. "The biggest thing is we came out and did what we said we were going to do, try to run them out of their offense, and against a great team", Schofield said. Read More »

UK Labour chief: Don't rush judgment over ex-spy

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Leaders from the United States, Germany and France joined the U.K.in accusing Russian Federation of being behind the attack in a statement Thursday. Mr Johnson said: "We have nothing against the Russians themselves". They also launched a murder investigation into the death of Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman who was found dead in his London home on Tuesday. Read More »

North Korean minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation

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Both country's leaders repeatedly traded insults, while the USA also announced new sanctions on North Korea and Pyongyang claimed a successful missile test . A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing pictures of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul. So far, North Korea has yet to comment publicly on what it hopes to gain from the talks. Read More »

Missing teen went to Mexico with 45-year-old man

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ALLENTOWN, Pa . (AP) - Mexican authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Pennsylvania teen and a 45-year-old man who signed her out of school, saying the pair is believed to be traveling through the country. That day, Luu reported her as a runway. While Yu is 16, the minimum age of consent in Pennsylvania, authorities have charged Esterly with interfering with the custody of children and have put out a warrant for his arrest. Read More »

Black man beaten in Charlottesville found not guilty of assaulting white supremacist

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Harold Crews, North Carolina chairman of the League of the South - which advocates for Southern states to again secede from the union - sought the charge against Harris. Harris testified that he swung the flashlight, but it was an attempt to block the flag... not hit anyone. Moments later, several white nationalists - one of them dressed in military tactical gear and holding a plastic shield - storm into the garage, chasing Harris and forcing him to the ground, where he was brutally pummeled. Read More »

Undocumented immigrant appointed to state post in California

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California has appointed an attorney who came to the US illegally as a teenager to a state advisory board. All are still illegal and living in the US according to the Sacramento Bee . Before joining the Legislature de León taught citizenship courses to immigrants and led opposition to 1994's Proposition 187, a voter-approved statewide initiative that denied government services to undocumented immigrants. Read More »

Vehicle ramming attack kills two Israelis in West Bank

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The attacker was arrested and taken to hospital, the statement added. The four were struck when a vehicle rammed into a group of Israelis near the settlement of Mevo Dotan near Jenin in the northern West Bank. Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Twitter: "We will act to secure the death penalty for the terrorist, for the demolition of his home and for the punishment of anyone who collaborated". Read More »

FIRST ALERT Weather Day Monday due to severe storms

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A almost 20 degrees temperature gradient exist across Mid-Missouri this afternoon, with warmer temperatures to the south. Showers and isolated storms continue this afternoon, as a warm front slowly lifts to the northeast. We'll warm up more on Tuesday into the 60s as rain continues to push through, but should be out by Tuesday night. A mainly drier pattern will emerge late Friday night behind the front and continue through the day Saturday along with above average temperatures as high ... Read More »

Wilshere recalled by England after two years in global wilderness

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Harry Kane are also absent through injury from a squad that includes recalled Arsenal duo, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck . Southgate has overlooked Brighton striker Glenn Murray , the fourth highest-scoring Englishman in the league this season behind Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy. Read More »

Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank

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The military said in a statement that the Palestinian intentionally "ran over" soldiers on duty securing routes near the settlement of Mevo Dotan close to the Palestinian city of Jenin . Gaza's rulers, the Islamic militant group Hamas, issued a statement praising the "operation" but did not take responsibility. An IDF soldier wounded in a Palestinian car-ramming attack arrives at a hospital in Petah Tikva, March 16, 2018. Read More »

Egypt wants answers in death of teenage student in UK

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The teenager got on a bus at the scene near the Victoria Centre shopping precinct but was followed by the same group, who it is claimed were then threatening and abusive towards her. "But it seems like it has actually ruined us, we didn't think England was like that". 'Mariam got a bus and ran on, and told the bus driver to not let them on because they were beating her but he said he couldn't do that. Read More »

Former President Barack Obama Picks UNC to Make Final Four

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Unfortunately, President Donald Trump has chosen not to carry on the tradition of the Presidential Bracket , probably just because Obama is the one who started it. Whoever assembled Obama's bracket graphics conveniently left out the seeds, to prevent people from noticing how unadventurous his picks were. Do you agree with Obama's picks in the Big Dance? "Look, BO, you're killing me", she wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Windies T20 series to put Karachi back on cricket map: Sethi

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Sethi also announced that the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League, which features several West Indies stars like Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Darren Sammy, will be staged in Karachi. Meantime, preparations have entered the final stage in Lahore that will host knockout phase of the PSL event. The series will represent the first time worldwide cricket will be played in Karachi since 2009, when militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus resulting in the death of several of the ... Read More »