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WH distances Trump from Manafort after AP report

In 2006, Manafort reportedly signed a $10 million annual contract with Deripaska and continued his association with the billionaire until at least 2009. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also has made statements diminishing the role of former Trump campaign aides and associates who may have Russian Federation links. Read More

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UN Secretary General calls for more aid as people flee Mosul

A United Kingdom -based group that publishes the number of civilian deaths based on figures by Airwars .org said it has stopped the practice because of Russia's attacks in Syria. The UN chief pledged that the United Nations would increase its assistance to the displaced families, confirming that the global organization is working and assisting the Iraqi government in building and developing the country's institutions, it said. Read More

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Democrats vow to oppose vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee

The Democratic leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of NY, was among five senators to declare their opposition to Gorsuch Thursday, even before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination had ended. President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland , the Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Gorsuch, a Colorado native, has served on the U.S. Read More

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Uruguay continues search for missing crew of S. Korean ship

Uruguay continues search for missing crew of S. Korean ship

Large South Korean cargo ship with 24 crew on board goes missing in South Atlantic Ocean after making a distress call. The Brazilian Air Force dispatched a C-130 plane to the site. Argentina's Navy has also been helping. All but one life raft have been discovered so far. The search and rescue operation for the missing seamen continue, as the South Korean Foreign Ministry asked Brazil and Uruguay to help. Read More

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Large Fire Burns in Dubai Near Site of Dramatic 2015 Blaze

Large Fire Burns in Dubai Near Site of Dramatic 2015 Blaze

Another worker was rescued later. Dubai Media Office said the fire has been brought under control. An investigation into the cause is now under way, said a report in The National website. Eyewitnesses also saw helicopters and teams of fire trucks on the site. Large numbers of firefighters were on the scene, and police cordoned off nearby roads. Read More

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US ambassador: No question Russia meddled in election

In her appointment hearing, Haley said she had starkly different views from Trump, especially on Russian Federation. "And he wants to make sure that no other countries are just taking us for granted". China, she said, has to cooperate. "Well, I think what the president was trying to do was show in his budget that he wants to build up the military equipment again, strengthen the military so that we can face the threats that are happening around the world", Haley said. Read More

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Cyclone Debbie leaves tens of thousands stranded

Cyclone Debbie leaves tens of thousands stranded

Meanwhile, Ms Palaszczuk said southeast Queensland had seen unprecedented rainfall in the days after the cyclone made landfall as the Bureau of Meteorology put out major flood warnings for the Logan and Albert Rivers. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a string of towns in Queensland and New South Wales as the floods move south towards Ballina, cutting roads. Read More

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Spain Condemns New Israeli Settlement on Palestinian Lands

This is the first time in over 20 years that Israeli government has chose to establish a new West Bank settlement. There was no immediate confirmation from Israeli or USA officials on the report, which comes just days after Netanyahu's government announced the establishment of a new settlement - the first in more than 20 years - to house residents evicted from the evacuated illegal outpost of Amona. Read More

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Some Kashmiris throw rocks, others hew them for development: Modi

Some Kashmiris throw rocks, others hew them for development: Modi

He said that while some misguided youngsters were pelting stones, the youth of Kashmir were cutting stones to create infrastructure. Referring to Pakistan, Modi said that those across the border were keeping their eye on developments. The 9.2 km long Nashri-Chenani tunnel built at a cost of over 2,500 crore is the longest tunnel in the country. The Chenani-Nashri tunnel spans 9.28 kilometres and is expected to cut travel time from Jammu to Srinagar by at least two hours. Read More

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Large rally in Hungary for imperiled Soros-founded school

Large rally in Hungary for imperiled Soros-founded school

One is a requirement to operate a campus in its home state of NY, the other is a bilateral agreement of support between Hungary and the United States. CEU said the legislation would make it impossible for the university to continue its operations as an institution of higher education in Budapest. The CEU also said it was notified Friday by Hungary's education authority that its accreditation in NY state met the conditions for operating in Hungary. Read More

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Pentagon Responds to Criticism Over Civilian Deaths in Mosul Blast

In February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by USA -led coalition air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh militants from western Mosul , the terrorist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. A full investigation will allow OIR to analyze other aspects of the case that have significant bearing, such as strike procedures and the impact of ISIS tactics, Scrocca said. Read More

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Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended

General Stephen Townsend, the senior USA commander in Iraq, said this week a coalition strike in the northern city earlier this month "probably" killed dozens of civilians. Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air strikes have been battling to retake the country's second-largest city, which fell under Daesh control in 2014. We are strongly hopeful that the liberation of Mosul will soon be completed. Read More

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Park's fate and what happens next in S. Korea

But there are various circumstances indicating that Park has already tried to destroy evidence, including her attempt to coordinate testimony with Ahn Jong-beom, former Blue House Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs, and her conversations with Choi Sun-sil on burner phones. Read More

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Howard, Dempsey, Cameron return under Arena vs Honduras

Howard, Dempsey, Cameron return under Arena vs Honduras

USA coach Bruce Arena gestures during the first half of the team's World Cup qualifying soccer match against Honduras , Friday , March 24, 2017, in San Jose, Calif . "That's bigger than me trying to break the record". Also, the fact that this stunner is the fourth best goal goes to show just how spectacular the US was on the night. Read More

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Senate Intel Committee Opens Hearing on Alleged Russian Interference

Senate Intel Committee Opens Hearing on Alleged Russian Interference

The Senate Intelligence Committee began hearings on Russian meddling in the us election by an army of hackers. Led by chairman Sen. Rubio abandoned his presidential run in March after losing the Florida primary to Trump. He said the US needs to let Russian Federation know "what things they can't do and why they cannot do those", and called on the committee to address the issue in a bipartisan approach, "for the good of the nation". Read More

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Meeks shoots, and rebounds, and saves the day for Tar Heels

OR is down a big guy. It would have been a gut-wrenching finish for any coach and any program, but the Tar Heels found it harder to put aside because Jenkins always seems to be looking over their shoulders, sometimes quite literally. Meeks was UNC's lone hot hand in the first half, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Although he hopes they're not needed in a major role, Williams said his team is blessed to have two such seasoned players on which to fall back just in case. Read More

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London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, according to police

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack nearly 24 hours after it occurred, but have made no further mention of it in their daily broadcasts, Reuters reports. But ISIS is suffering big losses at home and is losing territory in Iraq and Syria, and the group could be trying to capitalize on the attack by claiming credit for it, analysts have told NBC News. Read More

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Shia LaBeouf's assault charges dropped

Shia LaBeouf's assault charges dropped

The case has been sealed, a police source said Friday. LaBeouf was due to appear in court over the alleged incident on April 7 but that has now been called off. By Feb. 10, it was shut down by the museum, which declared the project had become "unexpectedly volatile", and a hazard in the neighborhood. When asked why the display has been moved overseas, Shia LaBeouf's response was that "events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist". Read More

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Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

Toxicology tests conducted on Belgacem's body revealed that he had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol for driving in France in his blood as well as "traces of cocaine and cannabis" in his system. Molins said Belgacem was flagged as having been radicalized during a spell in detention from 2011-2012. That vehicle was found near Orly, the AP reported. Read More

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Trump, House Republicans still working to replace ObamaCare

Trump, House Republicans still working to replace ObamaCare

The Run-UpThe podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign. It cost him and the Republican Party. In the fight to replace Obamacare, Vice President Mike Pence chose to pay the Freedom Caucus a visit. "We saw good overtures from those members from different parts of our conference to get there because we all share these goals, and we're just going to have to figure out how to get it done", the speaker said. Read More

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Question Of The Week: Kill The House Investigation Into Russia-Trump Campaign?

An early iteration of the review explored eliminating the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the umbrella agency created after the September 11, 2001, attacks to streamline and coordinate intelligence. They were first named in reports by The New York Times and The Washington Post. Cohen-Watnick appealed to two Trump administration officials with whom he was close, Politico said - Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, and Stephen Bannon, his top strategic adviser. Read More

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