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US condemns Venezuela Supreme Court decision

According to Venezuela's Constitution, the functions of the constitutional branch of the Supreme Court include acting "to resolve constitutional controversies arising between any of the organs of Public Power". "In Venezuela there is no democracy, there was a coup and we need the solidarity of the OAS countries", he said referring to the debate this week in the hemispheric forum on the Venezuelan crisis. Read More

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GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle

ERIC CANTOR: Donald Trump's candidacy was not about fiscal conservatism. He said he didn't expect that to happen until "our Democratic friends have to start answering to the people who are being hurt by the failures of Obamacare". "You just know that", Ryan said. Ryan now finds himself tethered to a president with a 36 percent approval rating, while the House's legislative and investigative functions have collapsed. Read More

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UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq

Guterres met with Iraq's president and parliament speaker as well as the prime minister. Widespread displacement is one, with Iraqi authorities saying that more than 200,000 people have fled west Mosul since February. Khalid told The Associated Press. He said the troops were about 100 meters away from a symbolic mosque where the leader of the extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared its self-styled caliphate in the summer of 2014. Read More

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Neymar committed to Barcelona amid reported Manchester United interest

And the most important thing about playing for Barcdlona is that I'm making my childhood dream come true", Neymar was quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo on Monday. Although Lionel Messi is still a young player with years ahead of him, he's nearly 30, and Neymar will be the great player of Barcelona post-Messi. The Portuguese manager is now happy in his debut season at Manchester United but is always lending some sort of through to the future. Read More

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City focused for tough Arsenal and Chelsea tests, says Garcia

We face lots of games - lots of very important games in a few days that will define our season. "I only know one thing for sure in this game, it won't be 0-0". "We will fight to win it". Garcia has made seven appearances this season, but he has featured just twice since the turn of the year. "I'm happy for the chances I had this first season in the first team", he said. Read More

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SsangYong names new premium SUV 'G4 Rexton'

SsangYong names new premium SUV 'G4 Rexton'

It's no surprise that Mahindra is bullish on SsangYong's growth prospects. SsangYong Motor Company has announced that its new auto to be launched this week will be called Rexton . Aimed at the more premium end of the market, the vehicle maker has put an emphasis on creating a more luxurious cabin with a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Read More

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Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore dies

Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore dies

Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the United States for 18 years, died Thursday. "Most notably, during his time as a priest and bishop, he worked fruitfully to advance increased cooperation and warmer relationships between different Christian communities, both locally and nationally". Read More

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Netherlands vote a Dutch treat

Netherlands vote a Dutch treat

He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said "stop" to the wrong kind of populism". Millions of Dutch flocked to the polls in a near-record turnout, with the stakes high in an election pitting the pro-European Rutte against his anti-immigration and anti-EU rival. Read More

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Kosovo men arrested over plot to blow up Venice bridge

Kosovo men arrested over plot to blow up Venice bridge

They were picked up after one allegedly commented: "Considering how many infidels there are in Venice, we could get to heaven right away by putting a bomb on the Rialto bridge". It wasn't just theory and dogma". The jihadists seemed to have been attempting to produce a bomb but they lacked the essential materials for building an explosive device, D'ippolito said. Read More

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Work resumes on raising sunken SKorean ferry

Salvage crews towed the corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry toward a transport vessel on Friday after it was successfully raised from waters off the country's southwest coast. November 11, 2014: The government ends an underwater search for nine bodies still missing from the disaster. Several relatives watched the much-anticipated complex operation, one of the largest raisings of an entire ship ever attempted, unfolding from a boat near the site. Read More

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President Zuma recalls Gordhan as rand falls

In a short statement , Zuma's office said the minister and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas had been "instructed" by the president to cancel the roadshow in the United Kingdom and USA and return to South Africa "immediately". The General Secretary of the SACP, Blade Nzimande, told Talk Radio 702 that Gordhan's future had been discussed at a meeting with Zuma . S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings Ltd kept their assessments at the lowest investment grade late a year ago. Read More

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Oklahoma Police Officer Killed

Brooklyn Williams was the woman driving the vehicle with Byron Shepard just before Shepard shot and killed Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney. Chaplains from the Shawnee and Oklahoma City police departments, as well as other chaplains from the area, have been meeting with officers, he said . Read More

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Republicans reportedly may try another vote on Obamacare replacement bill next week

Spicer's statement that Trump was joking is contradicted by Trump's repeated statements that he thinks Democrats will soon work with Republicans to pass a health-care bill. House Republicans' optimism that they could find a GOP-based solution to health care is undercut by comments this week by the White House and Senate Republicans who say any future health care legislation will likely require Democratic support - a tacit acknowledgement that repealing Obamacare is off the table. Read More

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TSA workers hurt by possible hazardous material at New York airport

TSA workers hurt by possible hazardous material at New York airport

Three Transportation Security Administration officers were treated by a medical team Wednesday after they were exposed to an irritating food material during an inspection of luggage at a New York City airport. The terminal was closed for half an hour but has since reopened. FDNY is evaluating the substance, which has yet to be identified. Crews have swarmed on Terminal B of La Guardia Airport, Fox 5 News has reported. Read More

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Body Recovered From Rescue 116

Body Recovered From Rescue 116

The wreck lies 40m down. Behind the hearse two lines of Irish Coast Guard personnel, and others involved in the search and recovery over the last 12 days, formed a guard of honour. "At this early stage in the investigation it is not possible to be definitive about the exact nature of damage to the recovered wreckage or indeed the circumstances of the accident". Read More

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Manchester United's Smalling and Jones to miss West Brom game

Manchester United's Smalling and Jones to miss West Brom game

Mourinho expects to be without five first-team players against the Baggies, including Paul Pogba. Chris Smalling withdrew from the England squad with a leg injury after playing in the 1-0 friendly loss to Germany, while fellow defender Phil Jones picked up a toe problem in training that has caused serious doubt over whether he'll play again this campaign. Read More

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Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas

Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas

Gaikwad, whose Lok Sabha profile lists his special interests as helping the poor and raising voice against injustice, said he would not apologise to the Air India officer whom he assaulted, and instead blamed him for the incident. Unnamed sources said though Gaikwad had an open (undated) business class ticket, his staff was told that the Pune-New Delhi flight AI 852 was an all-economy service. Read More

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India's SC favours out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya dispute

This came following the appeal of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who sought an urgent hearing on the Ayodhya dispute on the claims that it is a sensitive matter. "We welcome the suggestion of Supreme Court". "Several rounds of talks on earlier occasion have failed to yield result". "If we resolve this issue right now and build a Ram temple there, it will definitely help in nation building in a big way and many things will be sorted out in this nation". Read More

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EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

They say the changes are needed because foreign-funded universities are operating outside the law. He called on other universities and academic bodies in Hungary and overseas to speak out on CEU's behalf. "We are willing to work with the Hungarian government", Ignatieff said. "But now that trust has been broken by the tabling of this law, a simple return to our existing legal status simply will not be sufficient". Read More

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Hazard will be recharged for Chelsea - Nevin

To add to the collective trophies he has won at Chelsea , the Belgium worldwide was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2015, and has this season re-discovered such form to help fire Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table. Chelsea are set to open talks over a new deal with the Belgian this summer amid interest from Real Madrid . "I don't know but I guess if Chelsea are going to let him go they will have to ask for a lot of money", he told Sky Sports HQ . Read More

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Beijing favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Police have informed nine people that they will be charged with committing a public nuisance , the Demosisto political party said . On Sunday, Carrie Lam was elected handily by a 1,194-member pro-Beijing committee to become Hong Kong's next Chief Executive, much to the anger of the city's pro-democracy activists. Read More

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Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

Family members of USA tourist Kurt Cochran, who died in the Westminster terrorist attack, and his wife Melissa, who was injured, attend a press conference at New Scotland Yard in London . "Her health is steadily improving, and she has been strengthened by the presence of her family", Melissa's brother, Clint Payne, said. "She's always fun and feisty, strong willed - she's a fighter", Jenny said. Read More

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Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City

Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their posts and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. "It feels like the siege is ending. There is absolutely nothing", said another resident. "I hid my sons in the basement and told them if you want my sons you will have to kill me". Read More

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Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

The official said the driver also drove toward police officers and they fired at him. Police said a driver struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried to run over several other officers who were on foot, ABC 11 reported. Streets near the Capitol were closed, and the Sergeant at Arms advised lawmakers and staff to stay away from the area. According to an earlier witness report - quoted by the Associated Press - the police ordered a woman driving a vehicle that was approaching the ... Read More

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Independence police officer shot in confrontation

Independence police officer shot in confrontation

The hospital where the officer is at said "life-saving surgery" was conducted on the officer, but he remains in critical condition. Any criminal charges related to the shooting are not expected until Thursday, Baker said in the statement. The house, in a residential neighborhood, is near Luff Elementary School. Police stopped a suspicious vehicle a few miles from where the officer was injured. Read More

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