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London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

Police on Friday also named the 75-year-old man who died in the attack as Leslie Rhodes from Streatham. His neighbour of 24 years, Philip Williams, says they were close. "We talked to him throughout, but unfortunately he passed away". Ultimately, there were 20 to 30 people working to save the officer's life. "Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to save him", Crofts said. Read More

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North Koreans linked to Kim Jong-nam's murder arrive in Beijing

US and South Korean intelligence sources say North Korea masterminded the deadly attack on Kim Jong Nam last month using VX nerve agent , a chemical so toxic that it is on a United Nations list of weapons of mass destruction. Malaysia, which did not say anything about the possibility of resuming the visa-free program, strongly suspects that North Koreans were behind the murder. Read More

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Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man in a string of bomb threats targeting U.S. Jewish community centers shows the Justice Department will not tolerate religious-oriented attacks. The suspect's father was also detained for questioning. A US law enforcement official told CBS News on Thursday that the suspect is believed to be responsible for most of the threatening calls to JCC facilities and schools in the USA and around the world. Read More

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Amber Alert issued out of Haskell, TX

Amber Alert issued out of Haskell, TX

Both children were in placed in the custody of Child Protective Services pursuant to a court order. Active AMBER Alert for Malakai Lara and Devonte McGee. Malakai was last seen wearing a red and blue Spiderman shirt, blue jeans and yellow / black Air Jordan shoes. "She is 5'2" tall, 115 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Read More

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"The Days of Israel-Bashing Are Over" — UN Ambassador Haley

Trump's administration has already made several gestures to reassure Israel's government that, in Haley's words to AIPAC, "a new sheriff is in town" and US policy has changed. GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, rather than urging that the deal be terminated, told AIPAC that the USA must "vigorously enforce" the deal and "tighten the screws on Iranian compliance". Read More

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From presidential palace to prison privileges, life inside for Korea's political princess

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, who was arrested in February in connection to the scandal, was in court for more than seven hours for his hearing, and his detention was approved early the following day. South Korea is to hold an election in May to choose Park's successor. A physical examination and then into green prison garb with her prisoner number emblazoned on the chest. Read More

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Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'

President Donald Trump is now pointing the finger at an ultra-conservative Republican faction in the House for the GOP failure to rally a vote on House speaker Paul Ryan's American Healthcare Act, scuttling the bill on Friday. Sherrod Brown of OH said that Democrats always wanted to see the health care law improved, but that Republicans revealed themselves Friday. 'Because the AHCA vote was cancelled, Republicans can work on a better plan that repeals burdensome regulations, ' the ... Read More

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Judge approves settlement in Trump University case

Judge approves settlement in Trump University case

The November settlement brought together former Trump University students from three lawsuits: two federal class-action suits in San Diego, and a separate one brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. However, he instead quickly settled after the election, but not before attacking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel based on his Mexican heritage. The judge rejected a request by a Florida woman who argued that she should have been given more opportunity to opt out of the ... Read More

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On 'Brexit', divorce first, trade talks later, European Union says

On 'Brexit', divorce first, trade talks later, European Union says

The EU27 does not and will not pursue a punitive approach. "Brexit itself is already punitive enough", he told a news conference in the Maltese capital Valletta as he revealed his plans. In his draft guidelines, President Tusk proposed that if the 27 leaders saw "sufficient progress" towards a withdrawal treaty then negotiations on a future trading relationship could start. Read More

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EU draft guidelines soften line on future UK relationship

Mr Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines add that the other 27 countries are ready for a transitional deal after Britain's exit in 2019, but that any such arrangement must be under strict European Union rules. In an indication Brussels will seek to secure British compliance with many of its rules and regulations as part of the price for a deal, the document warns an FTA must "ensure a level playing field in terms of competition and state aid and must encompass safeguards against unfair ... Read More

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Venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab

Venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab

Demonstrations which broke out in the capital Caracas yesterday were violently repressed by the security forces, as politicians from all sides criticised the tightening of President Maduro's grip on South America's largest oil producer. In what is being called a point of no return , Wednesday night's ruling effectively shuts down the opposition-controlled National Assembly . Luisa Ortega said on Friday that taking over the legislative functions of the National Assembly and lawmakers' ... Read More

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South Africa's president fires respected finance minister

South Africa's president fires respected finance minister

Zuma dismissed Pravin Gordhan and eight other cabinet members in a move the Banking Association of South Africa said creates political uncertainty and threatens the nation's investment grade credit rating. Zuma's purge further divided the governing African National Congress, with half the party's top six leaders strongly opposed to Gordhan's dismissal. Read More

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UK negotiator denies govt is blackmailing EU on security

So, I'm hopeful about progress in this negotiation. Opposition lawmakers are unhappy at proposals to give government ministers power to change some laws without votes in Parliament. United Kingdom politicians will then be able to make whatever changes are necessary through the use of secondary legislation, it said. Tusk said the European Union will not punish Britain in the negotiations, saying that Brexit itself is "punitive enough". Read More

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Trump refuses to back down from 'wiretapping' claim

Trump refuses to back down from 'wiretapping' claim

Trump tweeted that he had a "GREAT" meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite reports to the contrary. Trump wrote in a series of tweets. Donald Trump's spokesman has denied that the United States president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they sit side-by-side in the White House last week. Read More

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Is Trump Undermining Paul Ryan?

The Senate plans to consider Gorsuch next week. "But ultimately I don't think you can lay the defeat of this bill last week on any single faction in the House of Representatives". President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need. Read More

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UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

There is growing concern that the US military may be responsible for the deaths of many dozens of civilians in the tough urban combat in Mosul, Iraq. Camps have been set up around the city to provide shelter for the displaced, while others are staying with relatives, renting accommodation or residing in makeshift shelters or unfinished buildings. Read More

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Corruption scandal: Ex-South Korean president detained

The Seoul Detention Center, where the arrested former President Park Geun-hye is being held, has often come into the media spotlight for its frequent confinement of ill-famed celebrities. Lee Jae-yong was charged with authorising a payment of W.43bn ($37m) of which half is said to have found its way to the "so-called foundations" controlled by Choi - including the K-Sports and Mir charitable foundations. Read More

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Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats

Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats

White House press secretary Sean Spicer signaled Monday that President Donald Trump was open to working with Democrats on major legislation moving forward, despite his antagonism toward the party in the past. "In fact, he thought Paul Ryan worked really hard". In the districts of the bill's foes, Republican voters and activists faulted Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Read More

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Malaysia, North Korea reach agreement in Kim's killing row

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police had recorded statements from North Korean Embassy Second Secretary, Hyon Kwang-song, 44; Air Koryo employee Kim Uk-il, 37; and, Ri Ji-u or James at the North Korean Embassy building in Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara here before they left for their country of origin yesterday. Read More

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Syrian regime raids kill 3 civilians east of Damascus

Syrian regime raids kill 3 civilians east of Damascus

Syrian medics arrive with a victim at a make-shift hospital following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 19, 2017. The activist Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that in all, 26 soldiers and pro-government gunmen were killed as well as 21 rebels. Read More

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Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill without including Rajya Sabha's proposed amendments

Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill without including Rajya Sabha's proposed amendments

Health Minister J.P. Nadda will move the amendments made by Lok Sabha in the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, for consideration in the Upper House. Mr. "In that note the informant's identity, nature of information, intelligence information is all listed". Bhopal gas victims can not get compensation, soldiers can not get pensions, disabled persons will not get assistance, senior citizens will not get rail concessions. Read More

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