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North Korea missile launch a 'provocation', U.S. defence chief says

North Korea missile launch a 'provocation', U.S. defence chief says

Trump hopes China will use its leverage to get its longtime ally North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missiles. Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday from South Korea and...

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Iseq soars to nine-year high as European investors cheer French vote

Iseq soars to nine-year high as European investors cheer French vote

Politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Ms Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 election decider, saying her virulently nationalist anti-EU and anti-immigration politics wou...

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Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

The release from an Egyptian prison last week of Aya Hijazi was a victory for President Donald Trump. After spending three years in an Egyptian jail, a charity worker returned home to the Washing...

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Marlins sale could pit Bush vs. Romney - and Jeter vs. Glavine

Marlins sale could pit Bush vs. Romney - and Jeter vs. Glavine

Romney's father, former MA governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is not part of that bid, Bloomberg reports. For his part, Jeter has "always talked about" owning an Major League Baseball ...

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Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal

Tillerson said that there is enough evidence to prove that Iran's provocative actions are a threat to the United States and the entire world. The nuclear deal was negotiated under the administra...

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What investors need to know about France's presidential runoff

What investors need to know about France's presidential runoff

It sets up a battle between Macron's optimistic vision of a tolerant France and a united Europe with open borders against Le Pen's darker, inward-looking "French-first" platform that calls for closed ...

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Russian Federation vetoes, China abstains action against Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation vetoes, China abstains action against Syria chemical attack

It is not the first time Mr Putin and Mr Tillerson have had talks. Calling for an "objective and unbiased probe" into the chemical attack in Syria, Lavrov said that Russian Federation has no inten...

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North Korean university names detained USA citizen

The United States has ordered the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula, prompting Pyongyang to say it was ready to sink the carrier. has won positiv...

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North Korea's alien ATMs inoperable in possible sign of China sanctions

At least two other USA citizens are now in North Korean custody. Trump spoke over the telephone with Xi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday night to discuss steps to deal with the North...

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Monaco defeat Dortmund to advance to Champions League semis

Monaco defeat Dortmund to advance to Champions League semis

Mbappe netted twice in the first leg and a goal here merely enhanced the burgeoning reputation of a player who has scored 14 goals in his last 13 appearances for the Ligue 1 leaders. "We never tried t...

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French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

Police clashed with anti-fascists protesters in Paris Sunday shortly after early projections from France's presidential elections showed far-right leader Marine Le Pen making it into the second round ...

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French election: Macron beats Le Pen in round one

French election: Macron beats Le Pen in round one

That's good news for people such as Nina Halimi, a 27-year old law student in Paris who voted for Mr. Macron because of his strong commitment to the EU. They will be able to take part in the second ...

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Pete Sessions: Trump's Funding Bill May Include Money for Wall

Pete Sessions: Trump's Funding Bill May Include Money for Wall

Senate? "Eventually but at a later date so we can get started early", he tweeted , "Mexico will be paying in some form, for the badly needed border wall". "The Dems need big money to keep it going ...

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Macron's French bistro party lands him in the soup

Her supporters burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, chanted "We will win!" and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" inscribed on them. SUAREZ: What does this tell...

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Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

However, Michael Madden, a visiting scholar at the US Korea Institute, cautioned against reading too much into the detention, saying the North Koreans may announce charges after the Tuesday celebratio...

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Le Pen attacks Macron on security ahead of French presidency runoff

Macron, a former investment banker who was France's appointed economics minister but has never held elected office, was quick to highlight his outsider status during his victory speech yesterday. If t...

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Trump calls for "big reforms" of United Nations

In addition to meeting the president, Haley tweeted that she will also introduce her fellow ambassadors to H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, and members of Congress. He said the counci...

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Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Sunday he does not expect the Mexican government to outright pay for President Donald Trump's border wall, but there are a number of ways to extract the billions ...

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Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

An official in Mazar-e-Sharif said at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including...

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Skipping correspondents' dinner, President Trump will instead rally in Pennsylvania

Skipping correspondents' dinner, President Trump will instead rally in Pennsylvania

For as often as he says he has nothing to hide, one would think Trump would be thrilled to release the names of those who have sought an audience with him. cities. (Unless the president sees another ...

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Steve Bannon's Loss of Power Is Turning Him into a Paranoid Lunatic

Steve Bannon's Loss of Power Is Turning Him into a Paranoid Lunatic

The president's remarks followed an interview Tuesday with the New York Post , wherein Trump downplayed Bannon's role as CEO of his campaign. Those include not only Kushner and his wife Trump's ...

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Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

It's one of the most melancholy days on Israel's calendar. Amir and Rotem Lev Zwickel, an Israeli couple living in NY, launched a mobile app called Standing Still that allows people anywhere in the ...

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Aadhaar details of about 1.6 million residents leak in Jharkand

Aadhaar details of about 1.6 million residents leak in Jharkand

It's unclear for how long the data had been displayed on the website. Jharkhand has over 1.6 million pensioners, 1.4 million of whom have seeded their bank accounts with their Aadhaar numbers to ava...

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South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow up act

On the eve of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the (North) Korean People's Army, there are reports of renewed activity at the North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, although analysts cauti...

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QU Poll shows support for legalization of marijuana at 'highest levels'

Support for medical marijuana was even higher at 88 percent. Sixty-five percent of people actually think that marijuana is less risky than other drugs as well, indicating increased public awareness of...

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Should BC residents receive a basic minimum income?

Should BC residents receive a basic minimum income?

For example, a single person earning $10,000 per year from a part-time job would receive $11,989 in basic income ($16,989 less 50 per cent of their earned income), for a total income of $21,989. The p...

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General election 2017: Lib Dem raise £500000 in 48 hours

General election 2017: Lib Dem raise £500000 in 48 hours

The Labour leader closed the door on a deal with the SNP just hours after Nicola Sturgeon raised the prospect of an anti-Tory "progressive alliance" between her party, Labour and the Liberal Democrats...

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Liberal Maldives blogger stabbed to death

Liberal Maldives blogger stabbed to death

Police in the Maldives said in a statement that Rasheed was found Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. Rasheed was latest media personality to be targeted in...

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Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

He referred to the USA cruise-missile strike in Syria as an important example of the new administration's "forthright deeds" against the use of chemical weapons. A senior Israeli military officer to...

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U.S. issues 271 sanctions against Syrian chemical attack

The report also quoted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaking on the decision. The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on 271 individuals, who it says are scientists working on weap...

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Murder at Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Tea Estate

Murder at Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Tea Estate

Kishore Bahadur has been admitted to a hospital. Workers at the estate found the two guards early this morning. There was talk that the tea estate would be seized following the DA case verdict. He sai...

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Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

On April 21, the Taliban fighters, dressed in Afghan military uniforms and driving military vehicles, made their way into the compound before opening fire. According to a USA watchdog, casualties amon...

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Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win

The Socialist candidate drew around 6 percent of the vote, a dismal showing for the party that has held power for the past five years. It is the first time in the history of the modern French Republ...

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Gasoline Shortage in N.Korea as China Turns off Supply

The phone call, which took place Monday morning Beijing time, came as South Korean officials warned there is a chance that the North will conduct a nuclear test or a maiden intercontinental missile ...

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Sidelined by AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran calls meeting of MLAs, 6 back him

The speculations that the two warring camps were planning to come together reached fever-pitch on Monday when Tamil Nadu ministers and ruling AIADMK legislators went into a huddle and held a series of...

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