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New independence referendum on the cards for Scotland

New independence referendum on the cards for Scotland

Scotland's first Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to hold the ballot in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union have become clear. May said a repea...

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Blaming conservatives on health care bill, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

Blaming conservatives on health care bill, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

He pointed to the resignation of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) from the caucus as an example of its rigid philosophy. "And I think we can get people to get to yes". House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark ...

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Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police

Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police

On March 26, parliament's human rights committee called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to launch urgent investigations into reports of "massacres" being committed in western Mosul by USA -led coa...

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Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

Bulgaria near final results give pro-EU party clear victory

Boriana Dimitrova, managing partner of Alpha Research Agency, said that GERB is expected to have 32.2 percent of the votes, against 28.0 percent for the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP). He said GERB w...

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Schumer Seizes on Trump Team's Offer to Work With Dems

This was a sentiment Poe first expressed when he tweeted thanks to Donald Trump and Paul Ryan the other day. "We were just probably anywhere from 10 to 15 votes short", Mr. "It's time for the pa...

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Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

Wagner's big game sends Michigan past Louisville in NCAAs

Louisville finished 25-9 on the campaign. Walton and the Michigan Wolverines are fresh off completing a 92-91 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first round on Thursday. The Cardinals...

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Flights resume at Paris airport, investigators grill attacker's family

Shortly after at 8:22 am, according to prosecutor Molins, he walked onto the departures floor of Orly airport's south terminal where he grabbed a female soldier on patrol with two male colleagues. M...

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Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

First, the tribe has argued that a full environmental impact statement is required before any pipeline permit can be issued as per U.S. law, which was not the case with the Dakota Access pipeline . J...

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Vladimir Putin 'wished Marine Le Pen good luck' in surprise Kremlin meeting

No, no, just kidding - she met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia has no intention of meddling in French elections , which should assuage everyone's fears. "Prohibiting lawmaker...

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Malaysia says DNA sample confirms murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity

Malaysia says DNA sample confirms murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity

Authorities said Mr Kim was killed on February 13 when two women smeared his face with the nerve agent VX at an airport terminal. Pyongyang maintains that Kim Jong-nam died of cardiac arrest and c...

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North Korea's rocket engine test

However, he did not elaborate on the progress the test showed the North had made, nor comment on whether the engine could be used for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), saying the South Kor...

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French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Noting that documents seized by investigators in his office at the National Assembly appeared in the press 48 hours later, Fillon questioned who leaked them and suggested only the highest authority co...

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US Vice President Addresses AIPAC Convention

Highlighting her Indian connection, 45-year-old Haley said while there were many "good things" about the people of the two countries, they were also "aggressive" and "stubborn". A visit by an Israel...

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Germany's Merkel Wins First Election-Year Test In Decisive State Poll

Germany's Merkel Wins First Election-Year Test In Decisive State Poll

However, Merkel's party's succeeded in growing its vote - up to 40.7% from 35.2% in the last election in 2012. Despite her clear victory, CDU's Kramp-Karrenbauer could not secure an absolute majorit...

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2016 saw sharp rise in illegal Israeli settlement projects

2016 saw sharp rise in illegal Israeli settlement projects

On Wednesday a special committee under the presidency of South African official Tokyo Sexwale met at Federation Internationale de Football Association headquarters along with Rajoub and Israeli coun...

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in detention

Meanwhile, Sherif Rizk, a political activist from Cairo, said he is surprised to see Mubarak in prison as the former president "was not responsible" for the events that happened in 2011 uprising in Eg...

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EU summons Turkish delegate over Erdogan comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, rear, listens to the speech of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after a swearing in ceremony as part of a joint meeting of German parliamentarians in Berlin ,...

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Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

More than 100 people from the capital's large Chinese community confronted riot police, throwing bottles and setting fire to vehicles. They say the man was shot without warning after a neighbour cal...

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China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

Commenting on the report , a senior Philippine defence official said the construction China has carried out on the islands "belies a clearly military objective contrary to Chinese public pronouncemen...

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Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

The protests are part of a campaign called "He is not your Dimon", referring to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev , who Navalny has accused of amassing a global property empire through corrupt means. Es...

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IS counter-attacks to defend north Syria town: monitor

US -backed forces in northern Syria said Monday they will pause military operations near a major dam held by the Islamic State group in order to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting r...

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Guillem Balague reacts on Twitter to Neymar to Manchester United claims

Guillem Balague reacts on Twitter to Neymar to Manchester United claims

His response was Coutinho, arguably Liverpool's best , or maybe the most important player this season. Brazilian football ace Neymar has put to rest all speculation about his move to Manchester Uni...

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Sean Spicer Delivers March 28 Briefing

Sean Spicer Delivers March 28 Briefing

Melissa McCarthy has shed some light on how she gets in character for her eye-wateringly accurate smackdown of White House press secretary Sean Spicer . Trump said to Ryan on February 16. McCarthy...

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North Korea's latest missile test 'worries' China

North Korea's latest missile test 'worries' China

Against the background of the launch, South Korea and the United States continued their annual " Foal Eagle " military exercises, which allegedly provokes retaliation from North Koreans. North Korea a...

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Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate

Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate

The case concerned a Texas inmate named Bobby James Moore, who was sentenced to death for his role in shooting death of a grocery store clerk. "Texas can not satisfactorily explain why it applies cu...

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AG Sessions: Feds could 'claw back' funds from sanctuary cities

AG Sessions: Feds could 'claw back' funds from sanctuary cities

However, Sessions' message clearly contradicts a point on public safety that officials have repeatedly stressed: when local police enforce federal immigration law, victims and witnesses to crimes are ...

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Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

More than 300,000 people are on Arkansas' hybrid program, which uses Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. So far, Kansas is such a state. But the Kansas Hospita...

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American tourist among London terror attack victims

American tourist among London terror attack victims

After the attacker plowed his auto through a crowd of bystanders near Westminster Bridge , he charged towards Parliament, stabbing Palmer, who was unarmed, on the way. The Utah man killed in a Londo...

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Northern Ireland powersharing talks collapse

Jim Allister, Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party leader, said: "It is patently obvious that Sinn Fein has a different and alternative agenda other than making Northern Ireland work". "The DUP st...

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ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

However, the lawyers also say that once the initial birth record is created, "the child's surname can be changed through a petition to a superior court". Without a birth certificate, Elizabeth and...

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How A Teen Girl's School Rape Case Became A Racist Witch Hunt

How A Teen Girl's School Rape Case Became A Racist Witch Hunt

They also said they were not allowed to ask about the immigration status of any student. Both of the accused rapists were apprehended by federal border agents after crossing into the USA illegally in ...

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"Let's wait and see", South Africa's Gordhan says on sacking reports

Talk Radio 702 said Gordhan's dismissal had been discussed at talks between Zuma and the South African Communist Party, allies of the ruling African National Congress, on Monday. Her appointment as ac...

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North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

KCNA reported: "He [Kim] noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it declared a new birth of the Juche-based rocket industry". Tillerson wa...

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Youth employment seen as key challenge ahead of Arab summit

Youth employment seen as key challenge ahead of Arab summit

Meanwhile, the region of the Dead Sea has been shut down and tight security procedures have been imposed during the past days. Human Rights Watch has recently issued a statement calling for the arrest...

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North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing

Mr Tillerson has struck a cordial tone during his meetings in Beijing , the last stop in a tour of Asia that also included visits to Japan and South Korea. China's dissatisfaction towards North Korea...

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