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Trump Thanks Saudi Prince For US Investments

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EU President Donald Tusk on Tuesday said the bloc would respond to a looming trade war with the USA responsibly as he urged Europe to engage with Washington in a constructive manner. The protectionist rhetoric however, entered the White House with the arrival of Trump and his "America first" discourse. It also warned that if China retaliates against United States companies in response to tariffs, American companies would lose business and would be replaced by companies from other ... Read More »

Rocket fire by militants kills 29 in Damascus suburb

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The most likely option was however the transfer of Failaq al-Rahman and Jaish al-Islam fighters to opposition-held areas in northern and southern Syria respectively, a rebel official familiar with the situation on the ground said. The bodies of 20 women and children were retrieved from the rubble, said the group, also known as the White Helmets. Rescuers said civilians had been hiding in the school to escape government and Russian raids on the town of Arbin. Read More »

Want special status for betterment of Andhra Pradesh: Naidu

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Pawan Clarifies That He Is Not Against Special Status :- Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan recently clarified that his first agenda is to fight for the special status of Andhra Pradesh and he even turned against BJP , TDP whom he supported in the previous elections. Read More »

Trump, Putin Speak; Kremlin Says Call Was Congratulatory

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Trump called Putin on Tuesday to offer his congratulations on the Russian president's victory, saying the two world leaders could meet again soon. "The call had to do, also, with the fact that we will probably get together in the not too distant future so that we can discuss arms, we can discuss the arms race", he told reporters in Washington. Read More »

Two ships collide at Pakistan's deepest port, suspending sea traffic

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The recovery operation was due to begin Tuesday, according to reports . Pakistan's two key oil importing facilities at Karachi Port and Port Qasim are facing extreme congestion because of port constraints and increasing road and sea transport, resulting in economic loss and higher financial costs. Read More »

More snow and ice forecast as travel disrupted across UK

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Motorists have been urged to stay off the roads as an amber warning is extended into Monday morning for the south west, with a yellow severe weather warning in place elsewhere in the UK. Flurries are possible in the Tennessee Valley overnight into Wednesday, with a dusting to an inch of snow possible, but most likely on grass or elevated surfaces. Read More »

Egypt court orders suspension of Uber

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Khaled al-Gammal, a lawyer acting for the taxi drivers, said the court suspended the two companies' licenses, banned their apps and suspended the use of private cars by the two ride-hailing services. Careem "affirms the continuation of operations normally and it (Careem) has not been officially notified of ceasing its operations", it said on Twitter. Read More »

Republicans Balk at Trump's Attacks on Mueller

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We have a system based upon rule of law in this country. President Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd has expressed hopes that Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stop the investigation into alleged collusion with Russian Federation. Read More »

Ukrainian pilot accused of shooting down MH17 kills himself

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Speaking to Sputnik News about the fighter pilot's suspected suicide, Ukrainian politics expert Bogdan Bezpalko said that keeping Ukraine's version aside, "one cannot help but think that the other side may have eliminated him as a unsafe witness who could have lifted the veil of secrecy over the downing of MH17, which would subsequently strengthen Russia's position". Read More »

Russian Federation votes but outcome is clear: 6 more years of Putin

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Nikolay Bulayev of the Central Election Commission said 34 per cent of eligible voters had made their way to polling stations by midday Moscow time, nine hours before counting was due to begin in central Russian Federation. "After he brought Crimea back, he became a hero to me". Ahead of the vote, a new crisis broke out with the West as Britain implicated Mr Putin in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal with a Soviet-designed nerve agent. Read More »

Re-elected Putin to address disputes with West after record vote win

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Nauert's comments are notably tougher on Russian Federation than those of the White House. In London, the only response from Downing Street was that it is waiting for an independent report by observers of the electoral process. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said he looked forward to working with Putin. "But this will not lead to any decline in the country's defence capacity", he said during a meeting with other candidates. Read More »

Red Arrows jet crashes

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RAF Valley is used to train United Kingdom fighter pilots and aircrew for mountain and maritime operations. "My deepest thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved at this awful time", he added. A spokesman said they sent an emergency ambulance to the scene and Wales Air Ambulance is also in attendance. "Deno James, who works nearby, added: "'I was near the compound and the plane came around to do a practice landing on the runway. Read More »

House Speaker Ryan says assured Trump won't fire Mueller

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She says that at a lunch meeting at Trump's NY office, Trump kissed her twice without consent. Also on Tuesday, Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, filed suit in California to release her from a legal agreement requiring her to stay silent. Read More »

Package bound for Austin blows up at FedEx building near San Antonio

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At a midday news conference, Austin Police Officer Destiny Winston would say only that agents were investigating a suspicious package call at the FedEx facility near the airport. Authorities say one employee was injured and the scene is being investigated by multiple Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and local law enforcement. Read More »

Stormy Daniels payment not about Trump's campaign, Michael Cohen says

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When asked by the test administrator about having unprotected sexual intercourse with Trump, Daniels replied that she had - and the test determined that she was being truthful. But Michael Avenatti , Ms. Clifford's attorney, said the results, along with a photo he gave the Daily News of Ms. Clifford taking the exam, should end the he said / she said back-and-forth. Read More »

Mystery sea creature washes up on Georgia beach

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He said there have been examples of some basking sharks, almost 10 metres in length, washing up in such a way that they look as if they have a long neck and small head, in a similar way to a prehistoric creature. The mysterious object that washed up on the Georgia beach. The marine creature stretched to around 5 feet and had an elongated neck and a small head. Read More »

Presenter Ant McPartlin steps down from his TV roles

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Today, when This Morning opened, a sombre Holly and Phil spoke to the camera and finally broke their silence about Ant . Piers - who worked alongside Ant on Britain's Got Talent - then went on to comment about how he thought the presenter had changed. Read More »

Congress aims for six-month shutdown … of budget squabbles

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If not, lawmakers could pass yet another stopgap bill or shutdown. That would give Democrats leverage to make demands to win their votes needed for passage. A handful of other issues also remained outstanding, including a campaign finance provision sought by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to loosen federal restrictions on fundraising by political parties and a provision exempting minor league baseball players from federal labor laws. Read More »

Chandrababu directs TDP MPs to unite for SCS cause

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Notices for no-confidence motion were given by YSRCP member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla. The TDP has been demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh , and Sivaprasad is giving his 100 per cent for this. Read More »

'Innocent bystander' among 2 killed in Toronto bowling alley shooting

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The man was located inside the building and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, identified by police as 29-year-old Ruma Amar, was rushed to hospital, where she died of her injuries. Investigators later said that post-mortem examinations were scheduled for Monday. "I turned back and said "What's going on, what's going on" and someone yelled "gunshots, gunshots" and I just started running outside like everyone else". Read More »

3 injured in high school shooting in Maryland

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The violence was the latest in a decades-long series of shootings at US schools and colleges, coming a little more than a month after 17 students and faculty were killed in a rampage at a Florida high school. While there's no official word on what the incident was or how many people were involved, NBC 4 reported that there were multiple injuries involved in the shooting. Read More »

Spring equinox 2018: Winter is finally, officially, over

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Dr. Beshir Marzouk, Astronomer expert at QCH, said, "The length of day and night will be approximately equal in Qatar too, where the length of day will be 12hrs and 7min while night will be 11hr and 53min". The thicker the atmosphere, the more the sun's light is bent. The bending of the sunlight is so extreme at the horizon that the sun's disk will appear above the horizon when it's actually below it, giving us extra daylight . Read More »

Telegram loses appeal to stop Russian Federation accessing its encryption keys

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At the same time, the agency's lawyers said it would demand access only to the messages of particular suspects, not to big data allowing the analysis of user groups. Russian Federation is thought to be one of Telegram's main markets. Telegram argued that the FSB violated consumer rights when it demanded that social networks provide authorities with encryption keys and chat histories. Read More »

Mass. Gun Owners Action League Asks Members To Monitor Gun Violence Protests

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Jim Costa, D-Fresno, students said. More than 100 students tried to walk out of class at Valley High School Thursday. "We lose people everyday to gun violence and all types of other violence", added another student. At the start of school, she spoke over the intercom and said, in honor of the victims and those still attending and carrying on in Florida, "Poquoson High School is encouraging acts of kindness and support wherever and whenever possible". Read More »

Saudi govt to ensure gender equal salaries - Crown Prince

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According to the official, among the topics the two leaders will discuss are "Iran's aggression" in the Middle East and the support Russian Federation lends to Tehran. Prince Mohammed and Trump will focus on maintaining Washington's support for the Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Yemen. Prince Mohammed Salman said "This is not the real Saudi Arabia ". Read More »

Rath Yatra shouldn't disturb TN's secular structure: Rajini

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When they were not allowed to make their presentation, the four staged a walkout and met the mediapersons outside. Political observers are arguing that by permitting the yatra to pass through the state, AIADMK's government is trying to appease the Narendra Modi's government at the Centre, despite the traditional atheist politics in the state. Read More »

'Isolated Pakistan will be of no use to Afghanistan'

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In a proposed trade-off for peace, Ghani offered the Taliban a chance to be recognized as a legitimate political party and withdraw their names from global sanctions lists. The Taliban have not responded to the offer, leading to speculation they might be considering it. Janjua also met Atmar and discussed bilateral relations and regional security issues. Read More »

Last male of the northern white rhino dies in Kenya

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Only two females of the northern white rhino species remain, Sudan's daughter Najin and Najin's daughter Fatu. The last male northern white rhino had been born in Sudan, taken to a Czech zoo and then transferred to Kenya in 2009 where had become a bit of a celebrity. Read More »

Vladimir Put-in Russian President's seat for record fourth term

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Alexei Navalny , a key critic of Putin who has been barred from running in the election, claims people are being bussed to polling stations in a bid to improve turnout. Mr Putin - who was first became President in December 1999 - did not run in 2008 because of term limits, but was appointed prime minister, a role in which he was widely seen as leader. Read More »

Sasikala's husband Natarajan passes away

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Sasikala aka Chinnamma was jailed in Bengaluru Central prison and serving her 4-year jail term after she was convicted in disproportionate assets case . During the period between 1976-1980, he and his wife Sasikala started Vinoth video service as a livelihood measure which helped Sasikala in firming up her friendship with J Jayalalithaa in the later years. Read More »

Brexit talks could break down over Ireland border issue, warns former diplomat

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Brexit secretary David Davis yesterday described the agreement - which includes a transition deal and allows talks on the future trade relationship to be triggered - as a "significant step". But while the transition was relatively easy to agree on, the most hard phase of negotiations still lies ahead. The EU insists that any divorce deal must ensure there is no "hard border" between EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland, saying it could compromise the 1998 peace accord that ended decades ... Read More »

Tucker Blasts 'Third-World Nonsense' Surrounding Andrew McCabe's Firing

White House lawyer Ty Cobb issued a statement Sunday tamping down the speculation, saying Trump is not "considering or discussing" Mueller's removal. There's been a lot of criticism of Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell for not doing more to address concerns that President Trump may fire Robert Mueller . Read More »

Nigeria's Plateau United Knocked Out — CAF Champions League

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Coach of MFM FC Fidelis Ilechukwu, has revealed that the return leg of the CAF Champions league qualifiers against MC Alger's was a tough game. The Kennedy Boboye boys had lost the first leg in Tunis by 4-2 and needed two unreplied goals to advance on the away goals rule. Read More »

Trump plans to hit China with $60 bn in annual tariffs

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There is a risk of protectionism spreading to other sectors and countries as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump's announced tariffs on steel and aluminum, an expert of German research institute ifo said on Monday. But if he follows through with these tariffs, he'd be the first to ensure there are real consequences for these violations. "It's highly likely those products will be exempted from the tariffs". Read More »

Russian Federation may use chemical weapon on New York — Haley warns UN

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It threatens the security of us all. The country's permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said they demanded material proof be found. Washington's envoy, Nikki Haley , delivered the most unambiguous statement of support from the Trump administration so far. The conversations earlier this week seem to have had an effect - particularly in the U.S. Read More »

Kin of 39 Indians killed in Iraq mourn

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The Indian government has declared 39 Indians, who were reported missing in Iraq since June 2014, dead. "They should apologise to the nation and family members of the dead, majority who hailed from Punjab", Aman Arora, AAP MLA and senior leader, told The Hindu . Read More »

White House lawyer says Trump is not considering firing Mueller

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The president referred to "the Mueller team", the first time he has publicly attacked the special counsel by name. Trump's lawyers have been working for months to sidestep or significantly limit the scope of an interview between Mueller and their client, who has a tendency to make exaggerated and misleading claims. Read More »

Russia's Putin headed for reelection

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In his next six years in office, Mr Putin is likely to assert Russia's power overseas even more strongly. Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled for longer. Putin's defiance of the West has played well in the campaign with an electorate nostalgic for Russia's superpower status. Just weeks before the election, he announced that Russian Federation has developed advanced nuclear weapons capable of evading missile defences. Read More »

1 injured in package explosion at FedEx facility near San Antonio

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According to investigators, roughly 75 employees were working at the facility when the package exploded, injuring one person, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the facility just northeast of San Antonio. If linked to the series of bombings in the Texan capital, the blast in San Antonio would be the fifth explosion in three weeks. An FBI agent told CBS "it's more than possible" that this package is related to the explosions that have occurred in Austin in recent days. Read More »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

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Fix-It", a trustworthy official deployed to tackle the thorniest of crises - from crumbling banks to deadly illness to high-level corruption. They were officially appointed after President Xi signed a presidential decree. "There is a distinct danger now that there may well be a return to the Maoist style of leadership symbolised by the dissolution of collective responsibility and the concentration of power under one person", said Joseph Cheng, a long-time observer of Chinese politics now ... Read More »

MS passes strictest abortion law

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Mississippi's governor says that by enacting a law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, the state is "saving more of the unborn than any state in America, and what better thing can we do?" Republican Governor Phil Bryant, who has repeatedly declared his vision to make MS the "safest place in America for an unborn child", is expected to sign into law a bill that bans abortions after 15 weeks of gestation. Read More »

Abbas Accuses Hamas of Attack on PA's Hamdallah

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Gaza residents have held regular protests near the barrier since President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. The Israel Police said that a forensics team arrived at a scene and an investigation was launched into the incident. Read More »

Putin handed six more years in office in landslide election victory

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Mr Putin's boasts about his nuclear arsenal earlier this month , including the presentation of a video animation appearing to show missiles raining down on the USA, drew worldwide concern. Meanwhile, newcomer Pavel Grudinin's second-place showing with 11.8 percent marked the Communist Party's worst results in the post-Soviet era. He said Putin would spend the day fielding calls of congratulation, meeting supporters, and holding talks with the losing candidates. Read More »