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Tenants group alleges Kushner Companies falsified permits

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Torres, who chairs the Council's Oversight and Investigations Committee, said data culled by a nonprofit watchdog group suggested that Kushner Companies allegedly included false information on building permits over a three-year period. "Kushner would never deny any tenant their due-process rights", it said, adding that the company "has renovated thousands of apartments and developments with minimal complaints over the past 30 years". Read More »

Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks

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More than 100 million citizens were registered to vote . Vladimir Chizhov, Moscow's European Union ambassador, said Russian Federation has no chemical weapons stockpiles and wasn't behind the poisoning. "Our thoughts will turn to the future of our great country and the future of our children", said the man who is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Stalin. Read More »

Tathra fires: Survivors are bracing for the worst

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Opposition leader Bill Shorten visited an evacuation centre in Bega about 16 kilometres east of Tathra on Tuesday morning and has expressed his sympathies for those affected by the devastating blaze. Meanwhile, the true scale of destruction left by fires blazing across rural south-west Victoria is yet to be determined, but several homes and thousands of livestock are already lost. Read More »

Wa-Po rehashes Trump's White House nondisclosure agreements. Why?

As per the agreement, in case of failure to abide by the requirement and for each unauthorized release of information, violators could face $10 million penalties. The document: "I understand that the United States Government or, upon completion of the term (s) of Mr. Donald J. Trump, an authorized representative of Mr. Read More »

Vladimir Putin easily wins fourth term, exit poll suggests

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Open Russia, a democratic initiative founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an exiled former oil oligarch, said activists had captured many incidents of fraud on camera and "countless individual testimonies" of fraud that showed the election was "an organised and controlled process for reappointing incumbent president Vladimir Putin ". Read More »

Sri Lankan President lifts nationwide state of emergency

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Following the violent episodes, the government banned social media networks, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber that authorities said contributed to an escalation in tensions. Since a long time, the Muslims are accused on hurting the religious sentiments of Buddhists. As a result, the Muslim houses, shops were attacked by the people involved in the riot. Read More »

JNU students accuse professor of harassment and openly demanding sex

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Delhi Police has sent a notice to professor Atul Johri of Jawaharlal Nehru University to appear for questioning at Vasant Kunj (North) police station on Monday after being charged by seven students with sexual misbehaviour. "The longer the cops take in arresting him, the more opportunity he will have to intimidate and pressure the complainants", a protester said. The agitated students laid siege to the pro vice-chancellor's house for almost four hours, but did not get any response from the ... Read More »

Mohammed bin Salman relieves Saudi women of black headscarves

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We now see new chances for revitalizing the long-standing Saudi-U.S. alliance. Also read: A new Saudi Arabia? Michael Arthur, president and provost of UCL, was speaking about the country's new Vision 2030 , which includes plans for Saudi Arabia to reduce its dependence on oil, diversify its economy and develop public service sectors, including education. Read More »

Facebook security chief exiting company amid disagreements

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Alex Stamos joined Facebook as chief information security officer in June 2015 and has been a staunch proponent of uncovering and disclosing how Russian Federation used the social network to influence the USA presidential election. With the news breaking days after the Cambridge Analytica scandal , it actually looks worse. Likewise, Facebook's statement entirely ignored questions about the August date. Read More »

Russian Federation says regrets European Union comments on United Kingdom spy attack

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday Russia was to blame for the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal , rejecting denials from Russian President Vladimir Putin . "It is an obvious fact". May said in the British House of Commons that evidence showed Skripal had been targeted by a "military-grade nerve agent of a type developed in Russian Federation". Read More »

Ben Stokes: Moeen Ali backs team-mate to shine against New Zealand

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The scheduled close of play for that match will be 13:30 IST, which marks the start of the day for the other Test. The first few days were spent fruitlessly toiling through 29 more overs in sweltering conditions after dismissing Cameron Bancroft in his first over of Australia's only innings at Sydney, as England tumbled to a fourth defeat of the Ashes series . Read More »

Vladimir Putin tells the West that he doesn't want an arms race

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President Vladimir Putin received 72.2% of votes cast so far in Sunday's election , preliminary results from Russia's Central Electoral Commission showed. To Russians, Putin's biggest victory in 18 years in power was annexing Crimea and crushing Ukraine's ambitions to move closer to the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Read More »

Wendy Williams back on TV after weeks off for health issue

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The controversial star went on: "We, as women, particularly if we have families, we're taking care of children, we're taking care of home, our husbands". "I had missed three doctors' appointments with my endocrinologist", she revealed. "When I see you in the grocery store, when I see you on the streets, please don't ask me how I feel", she said. Read More »

Manmohan Singh's silence did what BJP's uproar could not: Navjot Singh Sidhu

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Therefore it is one of those statements which is a jumla-type statements, which is not likely to be achieved and Modiji himself recognises that these are tall promises. On Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Singh blamed the BJP-PDP combine for engendering instability, and likened the two parties to "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing". Read More »

Aarushi murder case: SC admits appeal against Talwars

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Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars' Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The dentist couple had walked out of Ghaziabad's Dasna jail last October after they were acquitted by the Allahabad high court . Read More »

Trade tensions may rise on protectionism: WTO chief

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Azevêdo said the ministerial meeting will be useful for carrying forward the mandate of the multilateral trade body. It will look at the issues both at the negotiating table and also in other areas. "The US wants some upgrade and reforms (in the WTO) and the conversations with the US are going on", he said. On 8 March, Azevedo and the chair of the General Council, ambassador Junichi Ihara, held a closed-door green room meeting with some 20 countries to discuss the impasse at the dispute ... Read More »

Jamaican Man Among Six Killed in Bridge Collapse at Florida University

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Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg joined students and staff to hold hands and bow their heads for a moment of silence at 1:47 p.m. Calling to, uh, share with you some information about the FIU pedestrian bridge and some cracking that's been observed on the north end of the span, the pylon end of that span we moved this weekend. Read More »

China forms new economic team

Is it wise to give any human being such untrammeled power? At the party's five-yearly national congress last October, his political thought - the Xi Jinping Thought On Socialism With Chinese Characteristics For A New Era - was written into the party Constitution. Read More »

Putin easily wins another six-year term, firms grip on Russian Federation

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Putin , who will be 71 at the end of his term, has promised to beef up Russia's defences against the West and raise living standards. Putin, who has ruled Russian Federation for nearly two decades, recorded his best ever election performance with 76.66 percent of the vote but rejected the possibility of staying in power indefinitely. Read More »

Three of five kidnapped polio workers released in Mohmand Agency

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This Mohmand Agency is a district situated in Pakistan's Federally Administration Tribal Areas at the borders of Afganistan and in the countryside of the mountainous northwest region. On the other hand, PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari said the polio workers are the nations' heroes and anyone attacking them was the enemy of the country. Read More »

MNS workers remove Gujarati signboards in Maha

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Raj Dhackery about Sridevi and Akshay Kumar When asked about the same at one of the events a few years ago, Akshay Kumar said that it was an immensely proud feeling that he was offered a Canadian citizenship. "After Rajasthan, our state has reported the second highest rate of desertification in country". While voicing his support to Ram temple in Ayodhya, Thackeray had said that he knew the BJP would bring up the Ayodhya issue to incite communal violence. Read More »

UP min boycotts 1st anniv celebrations of Yogi govt: flays BJP govt

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However, Rajbhar said his party was still in alliance with the BJP . Rajbhar, however, said he had not talked to either the SP or the BSP . "Discussions were held on how to hold programmes on completion of one year in the government in coordination with the BJP organization", cabinet minister and government spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh told reporters after the meeting. Read More »

Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo

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Trump named Pompeo, a former Republican representative from Kansas, to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . However, Pompeo still has to be confirmed by the senate. One Republican, Senator Rand Paul, another member of the foreign relations committee, has already said he will not vote for him. The president's nominee, Gina Haspel, is under scrutiny for running a secret prison in Thailand after 9/11. Read More »

Wynn Resorts' (WYNN) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Morgan Stanley

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It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Hitchwood Capital Management Lp decreased Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN) stake by 31.54% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (NYSE:HLF). 806,821 were reported by Arizona State Retirement Systems. The company had a trading volume of 1,542,281 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,180,000. Read More »

Federal judges reject Republican challenge to Pennsylvania district maps

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After lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf did not produce a replacement, the court enacted its own map last month and gave candidates extra time for petition gathering. "The cost of shifting district boundaries - in terms of both campaign funding and constituent fealty - is surely appreciable", the judges wrote. Republicans have been fighting the new map because they believe it was created by partisan judges. Read More »

United Airlines Dog Death: Senator Planning Bill To Protect Pets On Flights

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Fellow passenger Maggie Gremminger said that "The flight attendant was asking her to move it, continuing that request even though the passenger was mentioning it was a dog", and that they heard barking when the plane took off. "We provide compensation to all customers on board for the diversion". "We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them". Read More »

Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

Tax records filed a few months after that original paperwork revealed the apartment buildings contained as many as 94 rent-regulated units that were passed over from the previous owner. But real estate experts say it is often flouted with little to no consequences. The New York Times had earlier reported how the company had received an exorbitant sum of loan to aid its business ventures, when former CEO Kushner breached the ethics rule while at the White House and met with top heads ... Read More »

Putin wins 4th term as Russia's President

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With 99.8 per cent of the vote counted, the Central Election Commission said Monday that communist Pavel Grudinin came a distant second with 11.9 per cent support. She said the ballot box was sealed and the man was arrested. Without being specific, the National Front then urged the European Union to "put an end to its absurd and counterproductive politics of blackmail, threats and sanctions" against Russian Federation, "a vital ally in the war against terror and our common enemy, the ... Read More »

Cynthia Nixon to challenge Andrew Cuomo in NY gubernatorial race

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Andrew M. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. " Sex and the City " co-star Kristin Davis kicked off former costars' messages of support over social media, emphasizing Nixon's commitment to childhood education, which she made a focal point of the video announcing her candidacy . Read More »

Taiwan to seek exemption from USA steel tariffs

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The groups called on Trump to work with trade allies to push for changes to China's policies. The delegation will also seek to learn about concrete measures the US will adopt to impose heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. tariffs", the letter said. "We support holding our trading partners accountable and using targeted trade remedies against intellectual property theft, illegal dumping or subsidies, and other proven trade violations", the letter states. Read More »

Jose Mourinho is ready to offload 9 players at Manchester United

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He's given him game time but Shaw is clearly devoid of confidence and is not reaching his potential either due to injuries and a lack of belief from those around him. Shaw has completely fallen out of favour at Old Trafford , where his spot on the right of the defence has been taken by Ashley Young , a converted midfielder who has done very well for himself. Read More »

Syed Geelani steps down as Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief

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Probing in the terror funding cases in the region of Jammu and Kashmir could be the reason for the resignation of the separatist leader. India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested several senior pro-freedom leaders in the past one year. Read More »

John Oliver made Mike Pence's rabbit gay in competing children's book

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John Oliver's book about Marlon Bundo, which is dedicated to "every bunny who has ever felt different". "We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of books sold". Beautifully performed by an all-star cast, featuring Jim Parsons , Jesse Tyler Ferguson , Jeff Garlin , Ellie Kemper , John Lithgow , Jack McBrayer , and RuPaul , this sweet and amusing story is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. Read More »

The UK, US And Russia's Election

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The suspense-free election campaign largely failed to grab Russians and the authorities pulled out all the stops to convince people to vote, in order to legitimise a Putin victory. Central election commission chair Ella Pamfilova outlined to reporters Monday authorities' efforts to fight violations and hold a transparent election . Read More »

UMBC fans keep the spirit going through second round loss

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The players hugged at midcourt. BC-BKC-UMBC-Kansas State, 1st Ld-Writethru, 887Underdog UMBC falls to Kansas State 50-43AP Photo NCCB157, NCCB158, NCCB159, NCCB160, NCCB155, NCCB154, NCCB153, NCCB156, NCCB152, NCCB151, NCCB150, NCCB148Eds: Kansas State 50, UMBC 43.Updates with new lead and quotes. Read More »

Russia's Vladimir Putin Wins Another Term

With over 70% of the vote counted across the vast expanses of the country, Putin has secured a fourth term as Russian President with a landslide margin of 75.9% of the vote. Putin received more than 92 percent of the vote in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Polls show that most Russians see the takeover of that Black Sea peninsula as a major achievement despite subsequent Western sanctions. Read More »

Russian President Putin Wins Re-election, Becomes Longest-Serving Ruler Since Stalin

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Russian Federation has rejected United Kingdom accusations that it had a hand in the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who collapsed after being poisoned by a highly toxic military-grade nerve agent. But Mr Putin's popularity remained strong, apparently buttressed by nationalist pride. In the previous presidential election in 2012 Putin polled 63.6 percent of the vote. Read More »

Child reported missing found in life-threatening condition

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It would take almost four hours for Coloradans across the state to be alerted that the toddler was missing via an Amber Alert that was sent out just before 9:30 p.m. An Amber Alert was activated Saturday at around 5:40 p.m., according to KRDO-TV . Officials did not provide additional details about Nain's condition or where or when he was found. Read More »

Yi Gang becomes governor of China's central bank

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The People's Bank of China's new chief Yi has a similar profile to Liu, and the two men are expected to work ever more closely together in the years ahead. Zhou warned in October that rising debt could have a "severe impact" on the economy but said last week regulators believed they had debt under control. Read More »

Putin wins election (but there's only ever one result in Russia)

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Early exit polls gave Mr Putin at least 73.9 per cent of the vote. Putin addressed thousands of people who rallied outside the Kremlin on Sunday to thank them for their support and promised new achievements. The election came amid escalating tensions with the West, with reports that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning this month of a former Russian double agent in Britain and that its internet trolls had waged an extensive campaign to undermine the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

Salman Khan unveils his Race 3 look, reveals his character name

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This action flick features some jaw-dropping action sequences performed by Salman Khan himself. In the poster, we can see Salman wearing a black slim-fit shirt, pinstriped pants and a black tie. The film is also starring Bobby Deol , Jacqueline Fernandez , and Saqib Saleem. The team is now in Abu Dhabi for the final schedule. Director duo Abbas-Mustan had directed the previous Race films. Read More »

Jana Sena's Pawan Kalyan retracts from supporting no-confidence motion against BJP

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He stated that all political parties are extending their support to TD's notice on no-confidence motion. AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted, "MIM party will support the No Confidence motion in Lok Sabha today not only for failure on part of Modi Govt to implement the State Reorganisation Act but failure to fulfill their promise to provide employment to youth and for injustice to Muslim Women and Minorities". Read More »

Siddaramaiah Cabinet Clears Separate Religion Tag for Lingayats

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The cabinet has forwarded the recommendations of the commission for a nod from the centre. With just two months left for the Karnataka assembly elections, the state government on Monday accepted suggestions of Nagamohan Das committee to recognise Lingayats as a separate religion. Read More »

UP setback a wake-up call for BJP

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If one takes suspended Kirti Azad and disgruntled Shatrughan Sinha into account, the BJP can be seen as reduced to 271 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, including the Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. "The alliance is in best of health and all the partners are together". He had cited overconfidence and inability to understand the SP-BSP tie-up among the reasons for the BJP's defeat. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Women His Equals In '60 Minutes' Interview

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The government approved a national policy for its atomic energy programme last week, including limiting all nuclear activities to peaceful purposes, within the limits defined by global treaties. "Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman will be on an official visit to Iraq", MP Saadoon Al Dulaimi posted on his Twitter account on Monday. A New York Times report published last week claimed that prominent Saudis held in the purge were subjected to coercion and physical abuse , describing ... Read More »