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Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official

Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official

Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, has recently been confirmed a Senior Adviser to the President. A White House official has since said her title will be Assistant to the President. The White House described the move as one that would harness her talents to impact policy. For example, on Monday, she chaired a roundtable at the White House for women in leadership roles in small business. Read More

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Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

EU officials expect Britain's permanent representative in Brussels, Tim Barrow, to personally hand the withdrawal letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday. She added: "As the Westminster government is driving us off a Brexit cliff, we will say it loud and clear". Ahead of the Rome summit, the Commission had launched a pan-European debate with the White Paper on the Future of Europe, which will enable citizens and leaders to shape the vision of the bloc without the ... Read More

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Delhi MCD elections to be held in April

Delhi MCD elections to be held in April

The AAP won just 20 seats in the 117-member Assembly in Punjab and drew a blank in Goa, which has a 40-member House. She asked the poll panel to do re-polling using paper ballots in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader directed the Chief Secretary to ask the State Election Commission to conduct municipal polls using paper ballot, AAP sources said. Read More

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Feds extend deadline for first border wall bids

Udall and Richardson discussed the importance of the relationship between the USA and Mexico to New Mexico's economy and border security. He noted that in some areas, the border is in the middle of the Rio Grande and raised the question of on "what side do you put the wall", suggesting Kelly would decide whether "electronic measures" are more appropriate in those areas. Read More

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French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

In a runoff against former French PM Manuel Valls in the Socialist primary, Hamon was the more left-wing choice of the two politicians. Hamon, livid at Valls' decision to join other key Socialists defecting to Macron, brushed off talk of an early election race exit, saying in an interview on public service radio channel franceinfo: "Of course I will stay through to the finish". Read More

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Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

Less than 30 minutes later, Ryan was on MSNBC as former Trump correspondent Katy Tur sarcastically told her that " you've got an agenda ." . You're shaking your head, ' he said during one of his answers. And Spicer hasn't been afraid to accuse reporters, including CNN's Jim Acosta and ABC's Jonathan Karl, of pushing their own agendas - especially on issues like Russian Federation. Read More

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Trump to meet China's Xi in Florida next week

But it had not yet confirmed the trip, despite western media reports on a scheduled meeting and an announcement by the Finnish government that Xi would make a brief stop in Finland on April 5. The two leaders had spoken by phone on February 9 during which Trump had told Xi that he would honour the "One China" policy on Taiwan. "We are willing to make joint efforts with the USA side.so as to maintain a stable military-to-military relationship while striving to make new gains", spokesman Col. Read More

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Egypt, Saudi leaders meet in sign of thaw

At least 241 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in a period of sporadic violence that began in October 2015 but has tapered off in recent months. "This is the storm that has shattered the dreams and ambitions of the Iranians ... now currently we are on the verge of a great victory", he said, thanking Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab states which have backed him with military might in his fight against Houthi rebels. Read More

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AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

A spokesman for Nunes said the congressman did so because the classified documents still belonged to the executive branch and couldn't be moved. Schiff says if the documents are indeed the same, they raise "profound" questions about why the White House did not provide them to the president in the first place and whether the Trump administration is trying to "launder" information through the House committee. Read More

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Trump tries to close health care deal, but GOP skeptics grow

Trump tries to close health care deal, but GOP skeptics grow

The two Alabama members of the Freedom Caucus are split on the Republican health care bill with Rep. Mo Brooks planning to vote against it and Rep. Gary Palmer promising to cast his vote in favor. Thursday's postponement dealt a setback to Trump and Ryan, who had hoped for a powerful symbolic victory by the House voting to repeal Obamacare on the seventh anniversary of it being signed into law by then-President Barack Obama. Read More

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Zuma's axe falls in cabinet reshuffle

Zuma's axe falls in cabinet reshuffle

Zuma has threatened our economy by dangling the possibility of firing Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his Deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, before the country, and before the world, by using a freakish and seemingly last minute "security report" to justify such removals. Read More

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Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Mr Trump had voiced hopes for improved relations with Moscow , but he has been dogged by claims of links between his election campaign and Russian Federation. I think the information on the conspiratorial meetings between the Russian ambassador to the United States is absurd, the statesman stressed. "The fact that the Obama administration incited the Europeans to act likewise harms the European competitiveness and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands jobs", Putin said. Read More

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Russia's Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin

Russia's Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin

Le Pen noted that France and Russian Federation have deep cultural, economic and strategic ties. Speaking to a crowd of thousands in Lille Le Pen said of the European project, which celebrated its 60th birthday this week and has lurched from crisis to crisis in recent years: "The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore..." Attendees wave French national flags and during an election campaign meeting with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday. Read More

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Trump Administration Appeals Against Travel Ban Block

That context began with the call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States"; it included the President's comment, looking at the title of his previous executive order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", that "we all know what that means"; and it included statements suggesting that the new order, which bears the same title, was merely a technical revision of the old one. Read More

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Kansas governor vetoes expansion of state's Medicaid program

Vice President, I also believe that this legislation will prevent unnecessary deaths and save lives, and furthermore, I still believe that whatever the cost, we should put people first before profit". Perhaps the most interesting back-and-forth on the issue is occurring in Kansas, where the state Senate last week voted 24-14 to expand the program so that it covers an additional 150,000 nondisabled adults. Read More

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Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case

Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case

A Mexican state attorney has been arrested in San Diego, accused of conspiring to smuggle and traffic drugs. Veytia was taken into custody Monday at the Cross Border Xpress bridge, which links Tijuana Airport to the U.S. Veytia is charged with conspiring to manufacture, distribute and import heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, according to the indictment filed this month in the Eastern District of NY. Read More

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Peace Isn't Just About Forgiveness. Martin McGuinness' Journey To Democracy Demonstrates That

He knows who bombed Enniskillen. Politicians and others have been giving their reaction to Mr McGuinness' death, as have those who lost loved ones or were injured in the IRA campaign. "Had Mr McGuinness latterly not concentrated his efforts on outreach, the coverage of his death would have been decidedly more modest, focusing exclusively on his role as leading IRA activist rather than a peacemaker". Read More

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Police ID woman who drove into Capitol cruiser

Police ID woman who drove into Capitol cruiser

As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. Zachary Yanta, a state director with Texas Farm Bureau, in town to lobby Congressman Vincente Gonzales, told VOA he was riding in a cab to the Capitol for a 10 o'clock appointment when the suspect's auto sped by. Read More

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S. Korea court approves arrest of ex-president

She is the third former president of South Korea to be arrested over criminal allegations, Yonhap reports. Nov 20, 2016: Prosecutors indict Choi on charges of abuse of power and attempted fraud. The court decision whether or not to arrest her will likely come on Friday morning. Choi is charged with extorting tens of millions of dollars from scores of conglomerates to establish two non profit foundations she used for personal gains. Read More

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North Korea after another ICBM missile test

North Korea after another ICBM missile test

The launch attempt was made from near the city of Wonsan, on North Korea's east coast, the same place from where it launched several intermediate-range missiles previous year, all but one of which failed. "I'd say the consequences of the Kim Jong Un regime having nuclear weapons will be frightful", he added. South Korean media reports that the test-firing was an apparent show of force toward the ongoing U.S-South Korea military exercises. Read More

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Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea

The morgue had earlier been guarded and its entrance sealed. Local media said the vehicle later arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport's cargo complex, where Kim's body was expected to be flown out. North Korean citizens in Malaysia will also be allowed to return home, the statement said. The public poisoning of Kim, which took place amid crowds of travellers in the budget terminal at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13, has prompted speculation that North Korea dispatched a hit squad to ... Read More

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White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

The first meeting between the two leaders will likely touch on current foreign policy, trade, and USA concerns about China's actions in the South China Sea. "Xi's visit is of great historical significance to the development of China-US ties, as the two heads of state will chart the direction of the relationship from the top level, sending a positive signal to the world", said Su Ge, head of the China Institute of International Studies. Read More

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath among star campaigners for BJP

On Monday, in an official release, the state government issued orders to close all illegal slaughter houses to ensure public order, safety and the health of the general public. "We have assembled here to give a clarification that it is an investigation only against the illegal slaughterhouses. There won't be any discrimination based on caste, religion, and gender", he assured. Read More

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France's Hollande says no trade deal with United Kingdom before Brexit

France's Hollande says no trade deal with United Kingdom before Brexit

The UK Parliament on Thursday released the Great Repeal Bill [text, PDF], outlining the process to solve issues that could arise out as Britain leaves the EU. "The bill will convert European Union law into United Kingdom law, allowing businesses to continue operating knowing the rules have not changed overnight, and providing fairness to individuals, whose rights and obligations will not be subject to sudden change", Brexit Minister David Davis told Parliament. Read More

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