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New Zealand's senior official to attend Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

The initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt that links China with Europe through Central and Western Asia by inland routes, and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road connecting China with South...

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Acting FBI director defends Comey, insists Russian Federation investigation unaffected by firing

But Trump short-circuited Comey's testimony by firing him, unleashing the most serious crisis of confidence yet in an administration that has lurched from one crisis to another like an unseaworthy can...

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After S. Korean Leader Eyes North Trip, Trump Offers US Invite

President Moon Jae-in and his USA counterpart Donald Trump in a phone conversation Wednesday vowed to meet as early as possible to discuss North Korea and other pending issues. North Korea accused the...

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Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

In that terror attack, Jamil Tamimi allegedly stabbed to death 21-year-old Hannah Bladon, who was in Israel as part of a study overseas program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . The assailant w...

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Corbyn's security stance a headache for Labour's defence team

Corbyn's security stance a headache for Labour's defence team

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will promise to renationalise rail and mail services and take some of the energy sector into public hands in a shift to the left aimed at winning over voters bef...

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Islamic body hails UNESCO resolution on status of East Jerusalem

The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereig...

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New Toy is Spinning Out of Control — Fidget Spinners

New Toy is Spinning Out of Control — Fidget Spinners

Ian Buskarich is in a special needs classroom, but his teacher banned Fidget Spinners during class. In the Hempfield School District in Lancaster County, they only allow a student to use a fidget sp...

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I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

The White House's claim that Rosenstein's letter and Session's recommendation had triggered Comey's firing never made much sense in the first place. Six days later, the White House announced Comey's...

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Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

Indonesia to disband hard-line Islamic group Hizbut

Top security minister Wiranto said Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia's activities were not in line with the state religious ideology, which is known as Pancasila, and were "causing friction in society". But, th...

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Syrian forces clash with rebels in new Russian 'de-escalation' zone

The first and the largest safe zone in northern Syria will include the Idlib province and adjoining districts of Latakia, Aleppo and Hama with a total population of over 1 million, the ministry said...

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Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims

Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday that he will not run for re-election this year. At a press conference near Alki Beach in West Seattle on Tuesday morning, Murray thanked the city for his...

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James Clapper doesn't know if there was collusion between Trump and Russian Federation

The Washington Post newspaper and ProPublica investigative journalism network reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was forced to clarify in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that...

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Putin calls for international unity on overcast Victory Day

Putin calls for international unity on overcast Victory Day

Netanyahu congratulated Putin and the Russian people on the 72nd anniversary of the Red Army's "heroic triumph" over Nazi Germany in World War II, writing of its importance in Jewish history as "the e...

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Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

Weaver pegged the Green's historic breakthrough to his party giving something for British Columbians to vote for, not against - getting votes from both traditional Liberals and NDP supporters, and p...

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North Korea intent on developing capability of nuclear tech: John Kelly

North Korea intent on developing capability of nuclear tech: John Kelly

A United States government source said initial indications suggested it was unsuccessful, and officials said the missile did not leave North Korean territory. A U.S. military assessment found the main...

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Trump says Russian Federation 'must be laughing up their sleeves'

Durbin said Trump's tweet on Friday "could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law". But the Comey version, according to associates who...

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Lawyers: Trump Had No Income From Russians, With Exceptions

Lawyers: Trump Had No Income From Russians, With Exceptions

Her testimony renewed concerns about why the White House waited 18 days to fire Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general who was a member of Trump's inner circle on the campaign. The letter says t...

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Will's Place holds block party to educate on kids' mental health

Will's Place holds block party to educate on kids' mental health

The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health agenda includes programs specifically for lawyers. Over-55s had the best mental health, the survey found. "I think that we need to talk about it more", sa...

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Bear presses paws against glass as it tries to break into home

Bear presses paws against glass as it tries to break into home

A CT woman who was baking brownies got a big surprise recently when she saw a bear peeking in her window at her. The big guy opened the screen door, but found the glass door was locked. 'It was a ra...

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Parliament OK's prime minister's call for early election ahead of Brexit

Parliament OK's prime minister's call for early election ahead of Brexit

Even though opinion polls show the Conservative Party is likely to perform strongly, lawmakers from the opposition parties were expected to go along with May's call - perhaps out of fear that resistin...

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'Silk Road' plan stirs unease over China's strategic goals

It believes emerging markets in its neighbourhood will be more willing to accept Chinese-made high speed rail, energy generators and telecommunications equipment compared to more developed countries. ...

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Donald Trump and James Comey: A timeline

Comey openly expressed his shock at Trump's wire-tapping claims, telling his people in the White House it was "outside the realm of normal", perhaps even "crazy". "I actually asked him, yes", Trump sa...

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Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

In his remarks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said CPEC is a core component of the visionary initiative of the One belt-One Road. The step of the US has put India in a dilemma as the change in its sta...

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American Farmers Thrilled To Send Their Meat To China

American Farmers Thrilled To Send Their Meat To China

Nebraska's farmers and cattlemen cheered a new China-U.S. trade deal announced Friday that will help sate the growing Chinese appetite for beef. The Trump administration hopes this initial trade...

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English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

Sir Michael also bemoaned "one-sided leaking" from commission officials as he defended Prime Minister Theresa May's scathing attack on Brussels in the wake of negative press stories about the negotiat...

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Tories 'leading fightback against SNP' with major gains in local elections

It would be nice to believe that Thursday's election was a series of local referendums on local services rendered (or not), but it would be a fantasy: this was a national election fought on national i...

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Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The White House has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation probe. Mr Spicer said the president was a "little dismayed" that his press team's attempts to give out information w...

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Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle

Trump's trade nominee easily overcomes Senate hurdle

Trump will need to compromise in the negotiation, but at least the parties have "moved toward dialogue" and will negotiate, rather than walk away from NAFTA. If anything, it needs to be strengthened. ...

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Backed Syrian forces await weapons for summer assault on Raqqa

The fighters were clearing the town and the dam Thursday of land mines, the militants' favorite weapon. Khalil dismissed the label, saying the USA would not supply arms to terrorists. Trump and his ...

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Final Push on Syria's Raqa in Early Summer

Davis stressed the militants were not considered to have surrendered. The deputy head of the SDF, Qahraman Hassan, said: "In the beginning of the summer, we will storm and liberate (Raqa) city". T...

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Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord Amid Infighting

Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., with alarm clocks to "wake up" President Donald Trump to the climate crisis, as the Trump administration is exp...

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North Korea Demands Handover Of Suspects In Assassination Plot

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high for weeks, driven by concern that North Korea might conduct its sixth nuclear test or test-launch another ballistic missile in defiance of U.N. The U.S. a...

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Russian Federation blames the USA after protesters storm Macedonia's parliament

Russian Federation blames the USA after protesters storm Macedonia's parliament

Russia's foreign ministry said the parliamentary speaker's election had been basically an attempt "to seize power.in violation of established procedures". "We will work with him to support democracy a...

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Pakistan's Helped Taliban Return to Afghanistan, Says Envoy

Pakistan's Helped Taliban Return to Afghanistan, Says Envoy

All these statements and analysis prove that the actual motive behind this ready-made attack on Mazar-e-Shareef base was to fix and frame Pakistan and to prepare ground for the recent bombing on innoc...

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Man with knives near Parliament charged with terror offenses

Man with knives near Parliament charged with terror offenses

He had reportedly been followed by undercover officers throughout the day after a tip-off by his family. Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, 27, who was arrested in Whitehall on April 27, appeared at Westmins...

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