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Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes northeastern Iran: US Geological Survey

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes northeastern Iran: US Geological Survey

According to the Iranian Seismological Center of Tehran University, the epicenter of the quake was determined at Sefid Sang, a city in Qalandarabad District in the province. "It was disgusting. It made a lot of noise. Everything was shaking", a Mashhad resident told AFP . The U.S. Geological Survey also described the temblor as a 6.1, saying it had a depth of only 13 kilometers (8 miles). Read More

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Tusk and Muscat lay out draft guidelines for Brexit talks

Tusk and Muscat lay out draft guidelines for Brexit talks

The EU's guidelines state that Spain must have a say over whether any post-Brexit deal applies to the British territory of Gibraltar, over which London and Madrid have rowed for 300 years. The guidelines reflect Mr Tusk's clinical management style: setting tight conditions on a divorce deal, including shooting down Mrs May's hopes of simultaneous negotiations on a future deal. Read More

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Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests

A USA official with knowledge of the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details haven't been made public said four to 10 bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes. CNN's investigation found that most of those landowners lost their court battle, and 93 of them are still going. He said the big issue with drug trafficking was through the ports of entry, especially on land crossings from Mexico. Read More

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JAB snaps up Panera Bread for more than $7 billion

In honor of Equal Pay Day 2017, which is April 4, the report examines how LGBTQ status, as well as gender and race, impact wages. UK employers are unprepared for Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation, with more than a third (32%) failing to review salaries across genders to safeguard against pay discrimination, totaljobs research reveals . Read More

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Veep: Trump May Actually Move Israeli Embassy At Last

Staying on the topic of Israel's security, Pence stressed vehemently that the Trump administration would never allow Iran to develop a nuclear bomb. The Trump administration is seeking agreement with Netanyahu's right-wing government on limiting settlement construction on land the Palestinians want for a state, part of a USA bid to resume long-stalled peace negotiations. Read More

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Death toll from Syria chemical attack rises to 75

Four years ago, after warning Assad that a chemical attack would cross a red line and trigger US action, Obama failed to follow through. But nerve agents like sarin are banned in all circumstances. Senators from both parties want to know if President Donald Trump has the gumption to stand up to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad - and by extension Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More

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President Donald Trump Just Signed Off on Killing Internet Privacy Protections

President Donald Trump Just Signed Off on Killing Internet Privacy Protections

But with the scrapping of the rules , the companies could sell the data to advertisers and interested parties like insurance companies without users' consent and with little government oversight. The move from Trump is part of a robust, though under the radar, effort to shake up the way Americans receive Internet services. And they would have applied only to service providers such as AT&T , Comcast and Verizon , and not to search engines, social media platforms and such. Read More

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Nuclear firm Westinghouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Nuclear firm Westinghouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

On Wednesday, Toshiba said it could post a group net loss of 1.01 trillion yen ($9.08 billion) for the fiscal year ending on Friday due in part to the massive costs related to the Chapter 11 filing. A source told Reuters the chip business has 10 potential bidders, including Western Digital, Micron Technology, SK Hynix and financial investors. On Thursday, the federal government charged seven Iranians for cyberattacking more than 40 US banks and trying to open the flood gates of a New... Read More

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Islamic State kills 31 in Tikrit attacks

He said ten policemen also among the dead victims. The attackers broke into the houses and opened fire at families, a source said, adding that at least one of the attacked houses belonged to the family of a police officer. ISIS seized Tikrit during a lightning offensive that overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in the summer of 2014, but Iraqi forces recaptured it the following year. Read More

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US ambassador to UN says no question of Russian interference

Russian Federation was "involved in" interfering in the United States presidential election, she said . "They need to act and they need to make sure they're loud about it". Let them know what we think is wrong. They're not talking about North Korea. In fact, we were under the assumption Haley was appointed exclusively as a political favor to Henry McMaster - the scandal-scarred former lieutenant governor who ascended to the state's chief executive office upon Haley's confirmation as ... Read More

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Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad

Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad

It said it was "removing the content and halting any further rollout". Not helping matters was the fact that the ad was released on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Others describe the ad as "tasteless", saying it's a bad attempt to infiltrate itself into "serious issues and movements to sell soda". They say there are ways to embrace diversity in commercials and convey progressive messages without offending the very people companies ... Read More

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Former Russian lawmaker and Kremlin critic shot dead in streets of Kiev

Photographs from the scene showed the former MP's body sprawled in a pool of blood on a pavement. Denis Voronenkov , 45, was killed Thursday at 11:40 a.m. Petro Poroshenko , Ukraine's president, was briefed on the killing by his head of security before blasting the "cunning murder". According to CNN, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said Voronenkov had given "extremely important testimony" to Ukraine's military prosecutors. Read More

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Kushner, Ivanka Trump face ethical land mines ahead

The acceptance of the new administration's associates was not limited to Kushner . "Jared has already had an extremely successful career as an entrepreneur", a White House aide told The Hill. In perhaps the clearest sign of Kushner's penchant for multitasking, he had to resign from 260 boards and business entities simply to take a job in the White House. Read More

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Inclement Weather Suspends Practice Rounds At The Masters

He now ranks seventh in FedEx Cup points and his average score this season is 69.301 per round. On the slanted table-top greens at Augusta, OK won't do it. He played them as though he were seeing Augusta National for the first time. World number two Rory McIlroy has revealed how the pressure of chasing the career Grand Slam turns him into a "complete p***k" during the Masters. Read More

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Led fight against ISIS killed four civilians in February - Pentagon

By sparking outrage over the treatment of Iraqi civilians in a densely-populated urban center in Mosul, ISIS hopes to create and capitalize on anger towards those responsible for the airstrikes - America in particular. ISIS previously said al-Adnani died in an August 30 strike in al-Bab in Syria's devastated Aleppo province. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday in a phone briefing from Iraq, he insisted that "our care, our caution, our applications of the rule of force. Read More

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Merkel's Government Warns Hungary in Clash Over Soros University

Merkel's Government Warns Hungary in Clash Over Soros University

The Central European University, set up to promote liberal democracy and partly financed by the philanthropist George Soros, says it will challenge the constitutionality of the new law and has vowed to continue operations. charge d'affaires in Budapest, said in an emailed statement. Another protest is planned on Tuesday. "Instead, it wants to eliminate the anti-corruption and human rights organizations". Read More

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Tillerson Gets Applause at NATO Debut

In his first appearance at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Tillerson sought to assuage worries that the new USA administration would seek closer ties with Russian Federation at NATO's expense, particularly after Trump said during the 2016 presidential campaign that the alliance was obsolete . Read More

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Germany urges Russia, China to back Idlib investigation

Trump said. "When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal , people were shocked to hear what gas it was", Trump said. A Russian official on Wednesday blamed the gas attack on a leak from chemical weapons belonging to the Syrian rebels. Yet at the time, Trump was squarely in agreement with Obama's ultimate decision. Read More

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Theresa May wants to inspire oppressed Saudi women

According to the Guardian, the prime minister - who is now on her second part of her Gulf tour to boost post-Brexit trade ties with the Saudi government - revealed she wanted to be seen as a female leader of a powerful government. In Yemen, the Saudis and their allies the UAE are determined to reverse what they see as an Iranian-backed coup by minority Houthi rebels who have illegally taken over half the country, including the capital, and carried out numerous human rights abuses since seizing ... Read More

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White House denies trying to silence evidence of Russian Federation ties

White House denies trying to silence evidence of Russian Federation ties

Its chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., admitted to meeting with a secret source at the White House to look at intelligence reports without notifying fellow committee members. The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, another California Democrat, issued a statement lamenting the cancellation of Tuesday's public hearing and noting how the probe had slowed after last week's public hearing, where Comey acknowledged that the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Russian ... Read More

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Uttar Pradesh Approves Rupees 36359 Crore Loan Waiver for Farmers

Uttar Pradesh Approves Rupees 36359 Crore Loan Waiver for Farmers

In contrast 51.9% of the farmer households were indebted at the national level and in states like Kerala the share of indebted farmers was as high as 77.7% as they availed of more credit to finance investments. Announcing the decisions after a 90-minute meeting, Singh said loans of up to Rs 1 lakh taken by small and marginal farmers, with land holdings of less than five acres, until March 31, 2016, would be waived. Read More

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Trump to hold town hall meeting with about 50 business leaders

Trump to hold town hall meeting with about 50 business leaders

CHINA SUMMIT Although anxious about the prospect of a trade war, American businesses operating in China nonetheless want Trump to wring some concessions on market access from China's leader Xi Jingping when the two meet this week. Trump told the group it's "time we give you the level playing field you deserve" and touted his actions in pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and green-lighting the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines as actions that have benefited the American ... Read More

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