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Airstrikes kill over 100 ISIS militants near Syria border in Iraq

On Saturday, an Iraqi military spokesman has said that an ISIS deputy who is believed to be second-in-command, was killed in an airstrike. "Why does the US-led global coalition, with this information, using their "smart bombs" still carry out airstrikes on buildings with civilians, knowingly condemning them to a awful death?" Airstrikes by Iraqi Air Force and USA -led worldwide coalition have been vital to the months-long operation to retake Mosul from IS. Read More

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UK leader tries to reassure Gibraltar in Brexit process

UK leader tries to reassure Gibraltar in Brexit process

He said the Gibraltar Government had worked closely with the UK Government in preparing that letter and remained "absolutely confident" about the "tactical and strategic decision" made. "The idea is that Spaniards who live in the Campo de Gibraltar and who work in Gibraltar continue to do so", Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in an interview published in daily newspaper El Pais . Read More

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Bob Dylan collects his Nobel Prize

Hours later several academy members joined fans at the concert where Dylan performed some of his classic hits and more recent numbers such... Despite the songwriter not attending the original December prize giving, it seems there are no hard feelings from the organisation responsible for the award. Read More

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European Union sets out guidelines for Brexit negotiations

European Union sets out guidelines for Brexit negotiations

Former Polish premier Tusk said it was his "first divorce and I hope the last one", adding that while he hoped it would not be confrontational the European Union would stick to its principles during the talks. The EU has unveiled its plans for negotiating the big Brexit, after the United Kingdom formally filed for a divorce. But he also said the European Union will not punish the U.K.in the exit talks, and that the so-called Brexit is punitive enough. Read More

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Donald Trump walks out of ceremony without signing executive orders

That's compared to a trade deficit of $69 billion with Japan; $65 billion with Germany; $63 billion with Mexico; and from $24 billion to $36 billion with Ireland, Vietnam, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia and India. Phrases like "harms US companies" are also liberally sprinkled throughout. "The tweet is trying to set low expectations", said Dollar, now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Read More

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Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in decades

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first promised the new settlement at Emek Shilo in February, shortly before dozens of Israeli families were evicted from another West Bank settlement called Amona . The new community would then be declared its own settlement, a nuance that might be enough to stave off possible United States opposition to the move. Read More

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Legal aid officers to be appointed in 200 districts: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Legal aid officers to be appointed in 200 districts: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, several Supreme Court judges and the Chief Justices of various High Courts were among those present at the event. There are almost 5,000 vacancies in the subordinate judiciary. Special guest of honor, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar said he would tell his " Dil Ki Baat " on the lines of the Prime Minister's "Mann Ki Baat". Read More

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Schiff: Trump trying to shift attention from Russian Federation probe

The White House has many advisers who earned millions of dollars a year ago, including President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, whose assets combined with her husband's could exceed $700 million. "It certainly is an attempt to distract and to hide the origin of the materials, to hide the White House hand", Nunes said. The discrepancy on reporting income linked to Russia could add to the scrutiny the retired general, who was forced to resign his White House post after only 24 days, is ... Read More

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US Cautions Israel on 'Unrestrained' Settlement Building

The United States administration led by President Donald Trump on Friday warned Israel on large-scale settlement building, refraining from criticism of a major project just approved but warning further expansion could block peace efforts. The announcement comes after President Donald Trump said in February that he would like to see Israel "hold back on settlements a little bit". International human rights group Amnesty International also condemned the decision, saying "all settlement ... Read More

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Day after mass protests, Kremlin cracks the whip

Day after mass protests, Kremlin cracks the whip

Journalists and well-wishers packed the courtroom in central Moscow where Navalny was dealt with. "The Kremlin respects people's civic stance and their right to voice their position", said Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin also rejected calls by the European Union and the United States to release the opposition protesters, many of which included teenagers. Russian state television completely ignored the demonstrations in their broadcasts on Sunday, and Medvedev refrained from comment. Read More

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President Trump walks out before signing executive orders

President Trump walks out before signing executive orders

The first order commissions a report, to be released in 90 days, on a country by country, product by product, investigation into trade practices that contribute to the $500 billion USA trade deficit with the rest of the world. Although the bill doesn't target any specific country, China has been at the receiving end of Trump's sharp criticism for use of manipulative trade practices. Read More

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Ryan says Congress awaiting new Russian Federation documents

Ryan says Congress awaiting new Russian Federation documents

Clint Watts is with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security. The network cited an unnamed Obama administration official who said that the list was created in early January. President Donald Trump should uncover Russian activities during the election, Warner said, even as he criticised the U.S. leader for what he called "wild and uncorroborated accusations" that his campaign was wiretapped. Read More

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US urges China to take 'action' against North Korea

Previously, the United Nations imposed sanctions on North Korea for three nuclear tests it carried out in 2006, 2009 and 2013. From April to September, a series of holidays will nearly inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements - rhetoric likely to heighten tensions and make donors extra-jittery about funding humanitarian programmes that a great many North Koreans depend upon for their survival. Read More

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Everything we know about the avalanche of water that has devastated Colombia

Heavy overnight rainfall caused several rivers to overflow their banks, sending mud and debris crashing onto houses as people slept and sweeping away vehicles and trees. Rescue workers with the military directed him towards the mountain, where he found his relatives camped with other survivors. CNN reports from the Colombian president that 43 children were among the dead and 22 more were hospitalized. Read More

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Donald Trump's national security aides complete North Korea policy review

Asked how he would tackle North Korea, Trump said: "I'm not going to tell you". "And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't. Trump told the newspaper that he doesn't "want to talk about tariffs yet; perhaps the next time we meet". Intelligence experts disagree with McFarland's assessment and say North Korea's ability to launch a nuclear missile is at least "years away". Read More

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Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

Flynn made $1.3 million for lobbying, speeches, other work

On Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Flynn has offered to answer questions before FBI, Senate and House investligators in the ongoing probe of Trump's relationship to Russian Federation. All this as three White House officials come under scrutiny after the New York Times and Washington Post reported they helped supply House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes classified information showing the President's team had been caught in Incidental Surveillance. Read More

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Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames

Oxford wins boat race after WWII bomb removed from Thames

Oxford won the men's Boat Race for the fourth time in five years as they defeated Cambridge to regain the title on London's River Thames on Sunday (Apr 3). As the crews wound around the Fulham bend, where Cambridge's advantage on the Middlesex station was estimated at around 1/3 of a length, Oxford drew out to around three quarters of a boat length lead. Read More

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Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port

Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port

More than 300 people, majority high school students who were on an excursion, died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014. The disaster was the deadliest ferry sinking in South Korea in 44 years and the widespread outrage at the government's handling of rescue efforts contributed to the downfall of president Park Geun Hye. Read More

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Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

She then disappeared and was found on 21 March after the alleged assault was filmed. Police became aware of the incident after the girl's mother approached Superintendent Eddie Johnson and showed him the video. "It disgusts me that we have people who would look at those videos and not pick up a phone and dial 911", he said. If you don't turn yourself in sooner or later, I'm going to do the same thing you did with that baby. Read More

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'Totally' possible for US to address North Korea threat alone

'Totally' possible for US to address North Korea threat alone

Pyongyang accuses Washington and Seoul of preparing for strikes against North Korea's leadership and destroying its nuclear and missile bases in their ongoing military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. Trump's national security aides have completed a review of USA options to try to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile programs that includes economic and military measures but leans more toward sanctions and increased pressure on Beijing to rein in its reclusive neighbor, a US official said. Read More

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President Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

United Nations resolutions have failed so far to deter North Korea from conducting nuclear and missile tests. "Yes, we will talk about North Korea", Trump told the newspaper for a story that appeared Sunday on its website. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said the "consequences will be shouldered by the US and South Korea". Since taking office, Trump has left open the possibility of military action against North Korea. Read More

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Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in sex assault on Facebook

Deenihan also said there were multiple cellphone videos made of the attack, not just the one streamed live on Facebook that was viewed by about 40 people - none of whom reported it. Chicago police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a sexual assault incident that was posted on Facebook. Johnson said that he was first approached by the 15-year-old girl's mother, who she said "had been missing for more than 24 hours" and then showed him "snapshots of a video which depicted her daughter ... Read More

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Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House

Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House

The president has also denounced the Russian Federation investigation in general, tweeting Saturday: "It is the same Fake News Media that said there is "no path to victory for Trump" that is now pushing the phony Russian Federation story". I guess the question that Nunez is asking or suggesting that we should be asking in the media who unmasked these trump advisers and is it possible that any of this unmasking was done for political reasons instead of for legitimate ones? "That's why you ... Read More

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Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

How will Trump react if a new nuclear test shows that North Korea has made progress in its efforts to develop a nuclear delivery system? "China has great influence over North Korea". While most details remained under wraps, senior USA officials told Reuters recently that options under consideration included tougher sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system, which could entail "secondary sanctions" against Chinese banks and firms that do the most business ... Read More

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Sylvester Stallone Exits The Expendables Franchise

Sylvester Stallone Exits The Expendables Franchise

In the franchise, Stallone stars as Barney Ross, the leader of a group of mercenaries. The actor, who recently reprised the iconic role of Rocky Balboa in the critically-acclaimed Creed , will not return for The Expendables 4. I don't think it's over , but write whatever you want. Stallone previously teased The Expendables 4 during a Facebook Live chat back in December. Read More

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South Africa's new finance minister vows 'radical' change

He added that for too long‚ there had been a narrative or perception around Treasury that it belonged primarily and exclusively to "orthodox" economists‚ big business‚ powerful interests and worldwide investors. is to me unacceptable". Gordhan has been embroiled in a long-standing feud with the Gupta family, immigrants from India, who have close business ties to Zuma. Read More

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Murder suspect came to NYC to attack blacks

Police say that on Monday the 28-year-old Maryland man approached a 66-year-old New Yorker, Timothy Caughman , and stabbed him several times in the street. They planned to search his laptop and phone and interviewed friends and family. It's not immediately clear whether Jackson has an attorney who can comment on the charges. Read More

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Police arrest 2 suspects in Old City terror attack

Police arrest 2 suspects in Old City terror attack

The three victims sustained light-to-moderate injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. "Stabbing attack in old city, Jerusalem. Police and Border Guard officers gave chase and followed him into a residential building on Hagai Street. The source told Ynet they thought she had possibly tried to stab the officers as revenge for her son's death. Read More

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Senate hearing probes Russian election meddling; Putin rejects accusations

On Wednesday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and the committee's ranking Democrat, U.S. Sen. Burr identified just one of the witnesses: Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Nunes says he sees no reason to step aside. Russian Federation experts are telling the Senate intelligence committee that President Vladimir Putin hasn't stopped his alleged disinformation campaign in America. Read More

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UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch, engine test

The secretive nation has previously claimed to have carried out a hydrogen bomb test at the same site last January sparking fears it could be about to repeat H-bomb blast. "The test could come as early as the end of the month", said an unnamed official. North Korea's last nuclear test had an estimated yield of about 10 kilotons, two-thirds of the destructive power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Read More

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