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Key points from May's Brexit letter

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, confirmed that the United Kingdom has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning a legal process that must end in two years' time with Britain leaving the EU. For the EU, already reeling from successive crises over debt and refugees, the loss of Britain is the biggest blow yet to 60 years of efforts to forge European unity in the wake of two world wars. Read More

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Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians

Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a USA airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. In December, Townsend granted authorities allowing US advisers to call in airstrikes more quickly, without going through headquarters. As part of the probe, US personnel have visited the site where numerous bodies have been recovered. Read More

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London attack: Victim's family speaks out about 'difficult experience'

London attack: Victim's family speaks out about 'difficult experience'

Utah couple Kurt and Melissa Cochran were on a trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they became one of the first victims of the ... O'Sullivan said he had a rock band as a teenager, and Kurt Cochran used to come by and hang out. Around 40 others were injured in the attack as the driver plowed into a crowd on Westminster Bridge, a popular spot for tourists to take photos of London's landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Read More

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Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at the scene. Police fired shots during the incident, which occurred just a block from the Capitol complex, but no one was injured and the suspect was taken into custody. A District of Columbia police spokeswoman, Margarita Mikhaylova, says it's possible that an officer fired shots. Multiple outlets are reporting that shots have been fired after a suspect drove his vehicle into a police cruiser near the United States Capitol in Washington , D.C. Read More

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Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

But a 2016 GAO report about a four-day trip President Barack Obama took to Florida in 2013 found the total cost to the Secret Service and Coast Guard was $3.6 million. ELIJAH CUMMINGS: Anybody can get a membership at the club for $200,000. The lawmakers had expressed concerns after photographs emerged of the president and his staff discussing what was believed to be national security matters in full view of diners at the resort. Read More

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Human remains from South Korea 2014 ferry tragedy found

The bodies of 295 passengers were recovered in a rescue operation lasting seven months and costing more than $82m (£65m). Earlier on Tuesday, Lee Cheol-jo, the official heading the task force of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on the salvage operation, told a briefing that six pieces of remains found appeared to come from at least one unrecovered victim. Read More

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Akhilesh Yadav elected leader of SP in both UP Houses

Akhilesh Yadav elected leader of SP in both UP Houses

Presently senior SP leader Ahmed Hasan is the leader of the party in council. SP veterans Azam Khan and Shivpal Singh Yadav were conspicuous by their absence from the meeting. This has not happened anywhere in the country. The Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh may not have split formally as yet but for all practical purposes, the party is working on two parallel tracks. Read More

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It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

It was personally hand-delivered to Mr Tusk by the UK's permanent representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, just moments before the Prime Minister addressed MPs in the House of Commons on her negotiation plans. "It is recognised among our colleagues in the European Union that this is the only peace process in the EU and is intertwined in the stability of Northern Ireland and our state". Read More

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Indian Army gifts seven horses to Nepal Army

Indian Army gifts seven horses to Nepal Army

She handed over a sword, an insignia and a certificate with regard to the honorary title to Gen Rawat. The visit to Nepal assumes importance as the President of Nepal will confer the title of "Honorary General of the Nepalese Army" to the COAS at a special investiture ceremony on March 29. Read More

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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Walz to retire, run for governor

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Walz to retire, run for governor

Before teaching, Walz served in the Army National Guard for 24 years, retiring as a command sergeant major. He beat Republican challenger Jim Hagedorn by less than 1 percentage point in a race that wasn't expected to be close. President Donald Trump carried the 1st District by 15 points after former President Barack Obama carried it narrowly in 2012 and 2008. Democrats need to gain 24 seats in the House next year to win the majority, so they can't afford to lose any of the seats they now ... Read More

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Vietnam War veterans from Arkansas honored for their service

Vietnam War veterans from Arkansas honored for their service

The Toomey-Donnelly bill also designates March 29 as "National Vietnam War Veterans Day". Redding said he does not want any Vietnam vet to be forgotten. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War, but needs help from the public. Read More

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South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

In upholding the parliament's December decision to impeach her, South Korea's constitutional court said on March 10 that Ms Park abused her presidential powers for the personal gain of Ms Choi. Choi is now on trial, as is Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, who is alleged to have given or promised to give Choi about $37 million. The Constitutional Court agreed with accusations that Park had abused her authority in helping Choi raise donations from companies for foundations she had ... Read More

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Meat Sellers Across UP Call Indefinite Strike Against Slaughterhouse Action

Meat Sellers Across UP Call Indefinite Strike Against Slaughterhouse Action

But, those which are violating the orders of the NGT and playing with the health of the public, would not be spared, and the illegal abattoirs would be closed down", the Chief Minister said. "We finally won 325 seats in UP", said Aditya Nath. Prakash said that the clarification was very essential as many doubts were raised, which have now been dispelled by the Chief Minister with his remark. Read More

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Montenegro's bid to join NATO clears US Senate hurdle

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to allow Montenegro to join the alliance. "There is no national security interest that an alliance with Montenegro will advance", Paul said Monday. Montenegro's contribution, as a country with a GDP of about $4 billion and a standing army of about 2,000 soldiers, would likely not contribute much, even if it meets the 2 percent target. Read More

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Israeli man charged in anti-Semitic bomb threats case

Israeli man charged in anti-Semitic bomb threats case

Cape said in a news release. The young man holds dual US-Israeli citizenship and was arrested in Israel on Thursday local time on suspicion of making the threats. "He's the guy who was behind the JCC threats", a police spokesperson told WNYC referring to the multiple threats to Jewish community centers across the USA over the past few months. Read More

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Marine Alexander Blackman set for release within two weeks

Marine Alexander Blackman set for release within two weeks

Sgt Alexander Blackman, 42, is set to be freed in weeks as he has already been in jail for more than three years. He then turned to comrades and said: "Obviously this doesn't go anywhere, fellas". Following a campaign started by author Frederick Forsyth backed by the Daily Mail, a courtroom packed with Blackman's family and military members rejoiced when the soldier's sentence was reduced. Read More

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SC reserves verdict on pleas seeking appointment of Lokpal

SC reserves verdict on pleas seeking appointment of Lokpal

The amendment bill is pending before Parliament which recognises the leader of the largest party in the Lok Sabha as Leader of the Opposition for the objective of the appointment of a Lokpal, he said . The government was not sleeping over the issue, Rohatgi said on Tuesday. Appointment of an ombudsman is essential given the string of amendments smuggled into Finance Bill as "money bills" . Read More

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EasyJet bans large electronics on flights from Turkey and Egypt

As the affected airports include the world's busiest worldwide hub of Dubai global Airport, U.S. -bound passengers from Asia transiting through these airports will also be affected. CNN quoted a U.S. official as saying the ban was believed to be related to a threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. "However, if we receive any advisory, we will act accordingly", the Air India official said. Read More

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Protests Outside Mobile Company's Office After Chinese Employee Allegedly Disrespects Tricolour

Protests Outside Mobile Company's Office After Chinese Employee Allegedly Disrespects Tricolour

The incident happened in Sector 63, Noida office when a Chinese national, who works as a production manager in the company, allegedly tore off the national flag pasted on a wall and threw it into a dustbin. Meanwhile, Oppo has shut the unit until Wednesday evening. Senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Dharmendra Singh was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times , "A case of disrespecting the national flag has been filed on the basis of a complaint filed by the company ... Read More

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US Fed's Fischer worried by possible rise of protectionism

US Fed's Fischer worried by possible rise of protectionism

The Fed raised its federal funds rate earlier this month for only the third time since 2006 by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.875 percent, the mid-point of a 0.75-1.00 percent target range. "Some bills, when they're presented, have some impact on the economy immediately. So, you take those effects into account", he said. Pomeroy's change of tack followed a sharp rise in market expectations for policy tightening in the USA after Donald Trump's election victory, partly on the back of ... Read More

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Britney Spears announces Manila concert

Britney Spears announces Manila concert

Britney came to the scene in the '90s, and came out with hits like "Hit Me Baby One More Time ", "Oops, I Did It Again", and "Toxic". Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Bluestone Entertainment CEO Guy Beser said the tour, part of Spears's summer tour throughout Asia, is taking place as part of effort to promote her new album Glory . Read More

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Cyclone Debbie makes landfall in Australia

Forecasters said high winds would likely persist overnight, although the storm would then weaken rapidly and was expected to be downgraded to category one by dawn on Wednesday. This was followed by an alert from Townsville City Council for those living in Cape Cleveland, including Cungulla and Cleveland Palms, to evacuate from 6am on Monday. Read More

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Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

The civil war in Syria , now in its seventh year, has seen various worldwide coalitions involved in the violence, including Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed group that's helping Syrian government forces. He said the attack strengthened the hand of the mainstream opposition ahead of new peace talks in Geneva on Thursday. "Our gains today will give strength to our presence in Geneva after tomorrow", he added. Read More

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President Trump reverses Obama-era climate change policies

President Trump reverses Obama-era climate change policies

As Robert N. Stavins told me today, it could take years to sort out. The order takes on the Clean Power Plan that requires states to slash carbon emissions to help the U.S. Under the order, the government will abandon the "social cost of carbon" that regulators had painstakingly calculated and begun factoring into their decision on permit applications and rulemaking. Read More

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US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

But after the GOP saw an embarrassing defeat on Friday, canceling the vote on their doomed health care bill , Donald Trump finally had to get back to the golf course. The Senate has approved 10, and President Trump has signed 3 measures into law. The government watchdog will also look into whether Trump is keeping his promise to take any profits made at his hotels from foreign governments and transfer them to the US Treasury. Read More

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Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

The charges coincide with mounting tensions between U.S. intelligence agencies and Russian President Vladimir Putin's government, which they accused of hacking the 2016 U.S. airline, according to the Justice Department. Baratov, described as a 22-year-old Canadian-Kazakh citizen, was reportedly arrested this week on a USA warrant in Canada. Read More

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Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Two sources on the committee told CNN the panel has scrapped all meetings this week amid the partisan rancor. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters in Moscow: "It was ordinary business". Shortly afterward, Nunes announced that Trump associates' communications had been were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, a revelation President Trump used to defend his unproven claim that his predecessor tapped the phones at Trump Tower. Read More

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