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Belgium has 4 suspects in Turkey brawl in detention

Belgium has 4 suspects in Turkey brawl in detention

The former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief executive officer's approach in Turkey highlighted a trend that's become more stark in the two months he's been on the job. But the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies remain at loggerheads over Washington's support for the Syrian Kurdish PYD and its militia, the YPG, in fighting IS. Read More

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Grassley Slams Schumer, Says Supreme Court Has Been 'Poisoned'

Grassley Slams Schumer, Says Supreme Court Has Been 'Poisoned'

Senate Democrats are going to filibuster and require Gorsuch to get 60 votes for confirmation. The House win on health care has emboldened Democrats. Grassley said that Schumer has made it hard for nominees to move through the Senate because "he thinks the ideology of the nominees is enough of a reason to vote them down", the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday. Read More

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Trump comes at Comey with another wiretapping theory

Trump comes at Comey with another wiretapping theory

The FBI is investigating ties between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump and their potential coordination to influence last year's election, confirmed FBI Director James Comey on Monday. The expected result was that Comey and Rogers both debunked President Donald Trump's outrageous claim that President Barack Obama had his phones tapped in Trump Tower. Read More

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At least 11 dead in blast at Russian St. Petersburg metro

At least 11 dead in blast at Russian St. Petersburg metro

The images appear to show a bearded man. He said the evacuation of the subway was complete. Three days of mourning will be observed in St. Petersburg beginning Tuesday, according to Russian officials. Interfax news agency cited unnamed sources as saying the bomb, packed with shrapnel, may have been hidden in a train carriage inside a briefcase. "Any one of us could have died in the place of these people", said Andrey Semenov, 21. Read More

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Sanders: Prioritizing jobs over climate change is 'stupid and dangerous'

Sanders told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Thursday. "It's nearly indescribable. Look, the scientific community is virtually unanimous". The president promised past year on the campaign trail to "cancel" the 2015 agreement, which former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump to decide by late May whether to stay in Paris climate pact Axelrod: Russia could become "major crisis" for Trump EPA mistakenly criticizes Trump's executive order MORE helped formulate. Read More

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Venezuelan president pulls back on nullifying congress' authority

Venezuelan president pulls back on nullifying congress' authority

Eventually, pressure from without and even some rare dissent from within broke down Maduro's resolve. "I'm ready with whoever is willing", he said . "External forces should not add fuel to the fire to the conflict inside Venezuela", the Russian government said. Approving additional debt is congress' constitutional duty, and the opposition had pledged to stand in the way. Read More

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South Korea: Park 'deeply apologizes' as she meets with prosecutors

She is now facing charges of abuse of power and fraud for allegedly using her relationship with Park to force major South Korean companies to donate millions of dollars to two foundations believed to have been set up by Choi. Choi and Samsung's 005930, +1.62% third-generation heir, Lee Jae-yong, have both been indicted. "I don't know what she will say", he said. The prosecution team started the initial probe at the end of past year and identified Park as a co-conspirator with her friend, ... Read More

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One person remains in custody over Westminster attack

Details about how Masood became radicalized aren't clear, although he may have become exposed to radical views while an inmate in Britain or while working in conservative Saudi Arabia. Born in Kent in southeast England, Masood was a British citizen with convictions for assault and possession of offensive weapons dating from 1983 to 2003. Read More

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Jared Kushner retains millions in property portfolio while serving in White House

The papers state that Kushner has resigned from some 260 entities and sold off 58 businesses or investments that lawyers identified as posing potential conflicts of interest. Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on Trump's reality show the Apprentice and now is a White House adviser, had a modest income under $100,000. The White House chief of staff's assets total between $604,000 and $1.16 million, and roughly $566,000 of last year's $1.42 million income came from the Republican National ... Read More

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House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections

Through his website , searchinternethistory.com, McElhaney wants to reveal "everything" in lawmakers' browsing history "from their medical, pornographic, to their financial and infidelity". The campaigns seem well-intentioned, but that's just not how it works. The Telecommunications Act explicitly prohibits the sharing of "individually identifiable" customer information except under very specific circumstances. Read More

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No peace without Palestinian state: Jordan

Arab leaders also urged countries the world over not to relocate their embassies and consulates in Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem, something Trump has said he meant to do. The shipments resumed several days ago. Help us, so Iraq would not hear your voice from the tongue of Daesh that has come to Iraq from your countries, Ja'afari said addressing the Arab countries. Read More

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Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut United States victories

The air strike took place on March 25, he said. Scrocca said that a thorough investigation would allow their campaign to analyse other aspects of the case like assessing strike procedures and their impacts of Isis tactics. Coupled with initial inquiries done by USA technical experts who later visited the scene, he said: "My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties". Read More

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Holyrood backs Nicola Sturgeon's call for second referendum

Holyrood backs Nicola Sturgeon's call for second referendum

The motion passed thanks to the Scottish Greens' support, and despite Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives expressing opposition to what they called another “divisive” referendum campaign. The letter followed a 69-59 vote in the Scottish Parliament this week in favour of asking for an independence referendum. This point was emphasized by the Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell, who said Westminster would not agree to give the legal authority needed to allow a ... Read More

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Messi ban unfair: Barcelona

Pending an appeal, Messi will only be available to play in Argentina's final qualifier, on October 10 against Ecuador. But a closer look at the team's performance, especially without its banned star Lionel Messi, reveals that the country's campaign for the 2018 tournament in Russian Federation could be in jeopardy. Read More

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Suspects charged in London mob beating of teen asylum-seeker

Suspects charged in London mob beating of teen asylum-seeker

Three men aged 20, one aged 24 and a 24-year-old woman are also being held on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder. "It is understood that the suspects asked the victim where he was from and when they established that he was an asylum seeker, they chased him and launched a brutal attack", police investigator Gary Castle said yesterday. Read More

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Clashes, fire at Paraguay congress after re-election vote

Paraguay's interior minister, Tadeo Rojas, said several police were also hurt in the clashes. Paraguay's constitution has prohibited re-election since it was passed in 1992, after the fall of a brutal dictatorship. Opponents of the constitutional change believe that the new measure would weaken the democratic institutions of the country. The intensity of the protests has taken legislators from both the ruling right-wing party and the left-wing opposition - who gave the amendment ... Read More

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South Korea allows soccer team to compete in North Korea

South Korea allows soccer team to compete in North Korea

The ministry granted the women's national football team permission to visit the North from April 3 to 12 for the upcoming AFC Group B qualifying games, it added. South Korean athletes need approval from Seoul to enter the North as the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty, leaving the two Koreas technically in a state of war. Read More

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Trump says new trade orders set stage for manufacturing revival

Trump says new trade orders set stage for manufacturing revival

Asked Friday why Trump has not fulfilled his pledge to label China a currency manipulator on "Day One", Spicer said a decision would occur after next Thursday's meeting with Xi Jinping. The second order will focus on stepping up the collection of anti-dumping and countervailing duties, which are levied against foreign governments that subsidize products so they can be sold below cost. Read More

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9.8M Viewers Watched French Presidential Debate - Agency

9.8M Viewers Watched French Presidential Debate - Agency

Le Pen said the burkini was a sign of the " rise of radical Islam in our country " and accused Macron of supporting it. Le Pen is hoping to ride the wave of populism that led British voters to choose to quit the European Union and swept Donald Trump to power in the U.S., though the failure of the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders's party to perform more strongly in his country's general election last week was a setback to her hopes. Read More

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Saudi Embassy Confirms UK Attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

The woman was photographed on her phone at the time of the attack while a person was lying inured - despite another woman looking on while blowing her nose, while another man surveyed the scene yet walked off with his hands in his pockets. British Prime Minister Theresa May's office says Tobias Ellwood has been named to the Privy Council, a committee of senior lawmakers, judges and others that advises the queen. Read More

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Manafort pushes back on report he worked to help Putin's government

The effort, Manafort wrote, "will be offering a great service that can re-focus, both internally and externally, the policies of the Putin government". Manafort's connections to Russia faced fresh scrutiny last month after current and former U.S. officials told CNN that high-level Trump campaign advisers, including Manafort, regularly communicated with Russians known to United States intelligence. Read More

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Messy web of ties, some to Trump, in Turkish mogul's case

More than 300,000 Turkish migrants in Germany have gone to the polls in the first week of voting in Turkey's constitutional referendum, a greater turnout compared to November 2015's early general election. The defendants, mostly journalists, went on trial this week for alleged links to US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the July 15 failed coup attempt. Read More

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One More Victim Dies, 8 People Released From Custody

Detectives are questioning 11 people in custody, having made what they said were two more significant arrests in central and northwest England. One of the women has been released on police bail. The Islamic State group described Masood as "a soldier", claiming responsibility for the attack. Two of those are in critical condition, according to the Metropolitan police, with one person's injuries considered life-threatening. Read More

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Nunes under pressure in Russian Federation probe

Nunes under pressure in Russian Federation probe

The White House did not provide a response, and Yates and her lawyer then believed they tacitly had approval to speak to the committee. The information seen by Nunes has not yet been shared with others, though the congressman said Tuesday that he hopes to share it with other members of the intelligence committee. Read More

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