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Outcry over delay in air pollution rules

Outcry over delay in air pollution rules

Answering an urgent question from Sue Hayman - Labour's Shadow Environment Secretary - in the Commons this afternoon, Mrs Leadsom said that the plan has been completed and that postponement of publica...

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Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig

Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig

Former President Barack Obama , who decried income inequality and slammed "fat cat" bankers during his presidency, recently agreed to speak at a Wall Street firm's conference for $400,000. During Mr ...

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N. Korea conducts large-scale artillery drills on anniversary

The State Department said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would chair a special ministerial meeting of the Security Council on North Korea on Friday to discuss ways to maximise the impact of exi...

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North Korea ignores Trump, conducts 'massive fire drill'

North Korea ignores Trump, conducts 'massive fire drill'

Yun told reporters after a meeting in Tokyo that all diplomatic, military and economic actions on North Korea will be coordinated among the allies. South Korean newspapers are questioning whether Pr...

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White House touts accomplishments in Trump's first 100 days

White House touts accomplishments in Trump's first 100 days

This is the most important question many of us are thinking about when we look at presidential approval ratings (though, again, such ratings aren't very meaningful for this, or any other, objective ...

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Houston Methodist Hospital Admits George HW Bush for Pneumonia

Houston Methodist Hospital Admits George HW Bush for Pneumonia

Bush had a good night's rest and his spirits are high", he said. McGrath said Bush wont' be discharged Wednesday but that he was "already looking forward to going home". He was on a ventilator and i...

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NASA astronaut sets a new record for time spent in space

President Trump said , "On behalf of our nation and, frankly, on behalf of our world, I'd like to thank you ". She flew to space for the first time in 2002 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, stay...

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Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul

The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force ...

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Pyongyang Conducts Sweeping Arms Drill as US Warship Docks in South Korea

Pyongyang Conducts Sweeping Arms Drill as US Warship Docks in South Korea

But instead of a nuclear test or big missile launch, North Korea deployed a large number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan on its east coast for a live-fire drill, South Korea's mi...

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President Trump calls for new United Nations sanctions on North Korea

They are capable of precision strikes against the North's nuclear facilities, but the South Korean Navy called the visit "routine" and said the submarine would not take part in any joint exercises. "W...

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No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA

No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA

Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for espionage and waging war against Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a suo motu...

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New US duties on softwood lumber become focal point of BC election

New US duties on softwood lumber become focal point of BC election

Who's really going to end up paying for the new Trump tax on Canadian lumber? "These duties stand to hurt hard working men and women in our mill communities across Canada", says Derek Nighbor, CEO, ...

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Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks

Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks

It would take him just part of one season as head coach of the Winterhawks in 2013 to win the CHL championship, then he made the move to coaching at the AHL level with Utica. Vancouver finished 29th i...

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As Tensions Mount, North Korea Conducts 'Large-scale Artillery Drill'

As Tensions Mount, North Korea Conducts 'Large-scale Artillery Drill'

They will take place in the East Sea, the South's name for the Sea of Japan, it said, and the two allies will also begin joint naval exercises in the West Sea - what it calls the Yellow Sea - on Tuesd...

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Baldwin calls on Ag Secretary to help WI farmers

Baldwin calls on Ag Secretary to help WI farmers

Under Perdue, USDA may roll back pending fair farm rules that would help level the playing field for livestock producers. "NPPC and America's pork producers look forward to working with Secretary Pe...

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Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

Now he's drawn a new target — Canada. Some U.S. reporters asked why he appeared to be picking on Canada, a close ally and neighbour. President Trump addressed that issue earlier Tuesday in a twee...

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Korea 'real threat to world,' calls for tougher United Nations sanctions

Korea 'real threat to world,' calls for tougher United Nations sanctions

Monday, during a lunch meeting with Security Council ambassadors at the White House, President Donald Trump decided to make a joke about firing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, while sitting right next to ....

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Trump mourns Jewish Holocaust victims and vows to fight anti-Semitism

Trump mourns Jewish Holocaust victims and vows to fight anti-Semitism

Trump will also speak at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for the Days of Remembrance ceremony remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Netanyahu said Israel has transformed it...

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White House names new Secret Service director

White House names new Secret Service director

He also served as commanding general of Al Asad Air Base in Iraq during that deployment. Since 2012, Alles has served as acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CPB) and previou...

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Brexit takes center stage as Britain's election battle continues

Brexit takes center stage as Britain's election battle continues

Under Labour's plans Theresa May's flagship Bill to transfer relevant European Union laws to Britain would be replaced with legislation that would protect employment and consumer rights as well as env...

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Donald Trump condemns Holocaust deniers, anti-Semitism

Mentioning the French election, Rivlin said a growing phenomenon in Europe of "renunciation of national responsibility in the name of alleged victimhood" was "a new, more destructive and unsafe kind...

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Trump Administration Looking for Confrontation With Iran - Ex-CIA Chief of Staff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in an exclusive Fox News interview that the world can not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. Trump believes that the nuclear deal should be l...

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China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

China is "gravely concerned" and "dissatisfied" with Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana's visit with other Philippine military officials to Pag-asa Island on Friday. "[It] will likely be trouble so becaus...

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Trump says 'big reforms' needed at UN

Here's a breakdown of some of his key pledges. A series of legislative and symbolic deadlines come to a head this week in Washington amid a slew of polling that suggests President Donald Trump i...

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Venezuela's Opposition Activists Protest in Caracas as Unrest Enters Fourth Week

Venezuela's Opposition Activists Protest in Caracas as Unrest Enters Fourth Week

The government has ruled out an early presidential election this year as opposition leaders have demanded. The opposition says the elections council should call elections for governors that were sup...

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Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

But he did say Hernandez wrote "essentially don't cry for him, he's going to be happy in the afterlife", the Boston Globe reported . Hernandez, who had been a rising star in the National Football L...

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Air China to resume flights to Pyongyang

Air China to resume flights to Pyongyang

It suggested the possibility of Beijing condoning a United States surgical strike against a nuclear facility in North Korea. Nevertheless, it is a sea change for the state-controlled Chinese media t...

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United States sends nuclear sub to S Korea amid rising tensions with North

Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun stated in an editorial Tuesday its army has the capacity to "respond to any war the United States wants", and that the "era of the US imperialist's nuclear ter...

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Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions

Brazil police arrest 9 men suspected of stealing millions

Details about the raid are still emerging, but police believe some 50 heavily armed thieves took part in an early morning assault on the Prosegur security group's local headquarters in Ciudad del Est...

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Canada-US relationship bigger, more important than any one 'irritant,' says PM

Duncan Davies, CEO with Intefor Corp. and board member with the B.C. Lumber Trade Council, says the tariff is a ploy by American producers to raise the costs of lumber products in the United States. T...

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Future administrations have to decide on Iran's nuke deal

This week's reaffirmations of the status quo came via Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's certification of Iran upholding its nuclear deal obligations and the administration delaying a decision on whet...

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Just say 'non': In change election, France must reject fascism

Just say 'non': In change election, France must reject fascism

Ms Le Pen said her decision had been made out of the "profound conviction" that the president must bring together all of the French people. The starkness of that choice forced leaders of the Repub...

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Authorities identify alleged Paris attacker; 2 suspects in custody

Authorities identify alleged Paris attacker; 2 suspects in custody

Quoting two French officials, AP said investigators believe that Cheurfi was alone when he shot dead a police officer with an automatic Kalashnikov rifle and injured two others around 9 p.m. "We must ...

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USA blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan

As the government and the U.S. struggled to manage the deteriorating security situation, Abdullah Habibi and Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with "immediate effect" following the attack at an army base...

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First Woman to Officially Run Boston Marathon Makes Triumphant Return

First Woman to Officially Run Boston Marathon Makes Triumphant Return

Maybe it'll happen the year Americans capture both the men's and women's divisions. Image: Apr 17, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Galen Rupp runs in the lead pack during the 2017 Boston Marathon. On Monday,...

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