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Compromise and fix Obamacare -- Robert Wilson

Compromise and fix Obamacare -- Robert Wilson

The divisions, coming on top of House Republicans' inability to deliver on a priority they all share - repealing and replacing "Obamacare" - raised serious questions about whether they will be able ...

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President Xi meets US Secretary of State

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (center left) attends talks with China President Xi Jinping in Beijing. But hot-button issues were set aside as Xi complimented Tillerson on his efforts to achiev...

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Tillerson meets China's Xi, says Trump hopes to meet 'soon'- State Department

Xi thanked Tillerson for a smooth transition to the Trump administration and expressed his appreciation for the sentiment that "the China-U.S. relationship can only be defined by cooperation and frien...

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South Korea Sewol ferry disaster: Human remains found

The salvage operation is thought to be one of the most complex ever undertaken. Nine victims were never found. The Sewol , which capsized and sank in waters off the southwestern island on April 1...

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UKIP's only member of British Parliament quits party

Because Carswell supported the idea that 20% of constituents should be able to trigger a recall byelection by signing a petition, Farage said he was going to write to every voter in Clacton to see if ...

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JC Penney in Red Wing on list of sites set to close

The company says the cuts allow it to redirect capital "to invest in locations and initiatives that offer the greatest revenue potential". Most of the affected locations are expected to close in June....

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Mohan Bhagwat refuses to accept president's post even if offered

Mohan Bhagwat refuses to accept president's post even if offered

Bhagwat's clarification on the matter is important because a section of media had reported that Bhagwat's name has been proposed for the presidential elections scheduled in July. Rejecting the Maharas...

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Meat sellers protest against Adityanath's crackdown on slaughterhouses

Meat sellers protest against Adityanath's crackdown on slaughterhouses

The slaughter of cows and the consumption of beef are taboo for most Hindus. The Gujarat state BJP president Jitu Vaghani confirmed that Yogi Adityanath will campaign in Gujarat for the party. "If t...

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Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied that the Palestinian leadership will present a new plan to the Arab League Summit in Jordan. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Jordan's...

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Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums'

In defending Trump, Spicer read remarks by Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano that alleged the British spy agency had been involved in the wiretapping. The two leaders later held a news conference...

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British PM signs letter that will start Brexit

British PM signs letter that will start Brexit

Britain is divided over a "hard Brexit ", where May could walk away with no deal, and "soft Brexit" with continued tariff-free trade, which Scotland and other pro-EU factions want. In Northern Irelan...

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Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

But he blamed Islamic State militants for likely holding the civilians hostage. In recent weeks, ISIS defenders have packed into neighborhoods with narrow streets and trapped civilians, Townsend said....

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Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed

He captured the world's attention when he stepped down in response to an 18-day uprising, and once again when he appeared — then jarringly — behind the bars of the defendant's cage in a trial that med...

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French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election

French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election

The latest poll by Ipsos Sopra Steria said if the election were held next Sunday, far-right leader Ms Le Pen would have the most votes in the first round, at 25 per cent, compared to 24 per cent for M...

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French presidential candidate Fillon's wife placed under formal investigation

French presidential candidate Fillon's wife placed under formal investigation

That Fillon arranged for his wife to be paid 500,000 euros in salary over eight years for working as his assistant when there is little evidence of any work. Mr Fillon originally said he would withdra...

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Merkel's party CDU remains largest in German election

Merkel's party CDU remains largest in German election

This may be an early indication of Merkel's prospects of winning a fourth term in September's national election. "We have picked up support in the last few weeks, in Saarland too, and we are looking...

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White House evasive as House Intelligence Committee grinds to a halt

White House evasive as House Intelligence Committee grinds to a halt

The news Monday that Nunes met his source on White House grounds sparked the latest round of partisan fighting, which has left investigators unable to continue right now. The chairman did not tell t...

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French Defence Minister Le Drian to back Macron in presidential election - paper

She went on to make fleeting comments about how the euro had hurt the French economy, and that Brexit had boosted Britain's (which prompted laughter from the audience). Fillon, 63, who has slipped int...

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SASCOC mourns death of Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada was one of the ANC's most respected and accomplished leaders, but in recent years the aged freedom fighter had become critical of the direction the party was headed under JacobZuma's le...

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Jordan Says Arabs Must Unite to Address Crises

Jordan Says Arabs Must Unite to Address Crises

Jordan's king has told the opening session of an Arab summit that there can be no peace or stability in the region without setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Leaders remain divided over ...

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Pravin Gordhan: I'm Still The Finance Minister

Pravin Gordhan: I'm Still The Finance Minister

Zuma on Monday instructed Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas to cancel the global investment promotion roadshow to the United Kingdom and the United States and return to South Africa immediately, p...

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European Union urges Russian Federation to release protesters 'without delay'

On Monday (Tuesday NZT), the European Union called on Russian authorities to release the demonstrators. Though criticised by some liberals for his anti-immigrant nationalist stance, Navalny has tapp...

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Israeli tank shelling kill youth, wounds 2 others in Gaza

The Israeli Security Forces have arrested the Palestinian head of the Turkish government Humanitarian Aid organization in Gaza on suspicion of helping the funding of Hamas. Israel and Hamas have fo...

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Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

In a 2014 referendum for Scottish independence, Scots rejected independence, but Sturgeon believes that Brexit has changed matters and people should be able to vote again. Sturgeon told a debate, ahea...

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Talks produce no progress in Scottish independence dispute

Talks produce no progress in Scottish independence dispute

MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a ballot to take place between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. On Tuesday, Scotland's Edinburgh-based parliament is due to vote on a motion fo...

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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

Salvaging the Sewol ferry which sank off South Korea's coast in April 2014 began Wednesday, and by Thursday morning, some parts of the ship emerged above the surface and were visible on live TV foot...

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Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

With more than 700 murders a year ago, Trump has called Chicago's violence "out of control". GOP leaders are eager to avoid a politically damaging shutdown, especially in the wake of last week's embar...

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Third life sentence requested for 'Carlos the Jackal'

Third life sentence requested for 'Carlos the Jackal'

Self-styled revolutionary Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life jail terms in France, was given another life sentence by a Paris court on Tuesday for a deadly 1974 bombing. "The magistrates di...

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South Korea to hold election May 9, prosecutors summon ousted Park

South Korea to hold election May 9, prosecutors summon ousted Park

Meanwhile, prosecutors investigating the political corruption scandal that toppled Park announced that they would summon the former president for questioning Tuesday, March 21, over her alleged role...

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Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

The chairman of the House intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during the presidential election says he's not going to step down . A number of Trump campaign aides, including Trump...

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Tillerson to push North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on defense spending

The official said it is "essential" for allies to honor a deal made in 2014 to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. A NATO-Russia Council meeting will convene on Thursday, the...

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Protest hits flights at Stansted Airport

Protest hits flights at Stansted Airport

The campaign groups Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, Plane Stupid and End Deportations said about 14 of their members were involved, alleging that passengers were being put in danger. On it...

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United Kingdom police release six arrested over London terror attack

A 58-year-old man arrested in Birmingham was still in custody Saturday, police said. Scotland Yard has said that Khalid Masood, the man behind the brutal attack on Westminster, London on Wednesday...

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Two more 'significant arrests' as details of Westminster killer's past emerges

Heather Mott said Masood appeared to come out of jail "even worse". "(He) was not the subject of any investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack"....

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Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour today

Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour today

According to the organisers, "Earth Hour shows how each of us can be heroes for our planet". As part of its support for the Earth Hour campaign, Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used duri...

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