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Putin meets France's Le Pen in Moscow

Le Pen, who leads the National Front party, said the West's poor relations with Russian Federation are unjustified. Her party took a €9m loan from a Moscow-based bank in 2014. Le Pen's rally comes just days after her return from Russian Federation, where she met with President Putin and called for Western nations to join with Russian Federation to defeat the Islamic State . Read More

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Ratings boost: NCAA title game viewership up 30 percent

Ratings boost: NCAA title game viewership up 30 percent

Coming off back-to-back appearances in the NCAA championship game and a title victory Monday night over Gonzaga , here's a quick look at what North Carolina's roster could look like this fall. Gonzaga stormed right back with an 8-0 run of its own to make it 43-40 with 14:34 left. "I thought we navigated our way to tie it in the final minute". Read More

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Yogi to campaign for BJP in Gujarat elections

Yogi to campaign for BJP in Gujarat elections

Apart from Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari, the party will also seek to add a glam quotient in its campaign through actors Hema Malini and Ravi Kishan. According to The Indian Express , Adityanath recently ordered teachers employed in government schools to not wear T-shirts while working on the job. Read More

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Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

Iraqi government: IS downs army helicopter over Mosul

Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led coalition, have taken most districts of Mosul, ISIS's last major stronghold in Iraq and the city where the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a caliphate almost three years ago. According to witnesses, eight people were killed when a warplane struck their house in al-Refai district in western Mosul. The offensive is part of a wider campaign launched last October to retake the entire city, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. Read More

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South Africans hold nationwide protests against President Jacob Zuma

South Africans hold nationwide protests against President Jacob Zuma

His decision to fire Gordham on March 31, and reshuffle other Cabinet positions, weakened the rand, South Africa's currency, to its lowest level in weeks, and led S&P Global Ratings to downgrade the country's credit rating. Another person suffered serious injuries during an attack, allegedly by ANC supporters, at Beyers Naude Square, near ANC headquarters Luthuli House. The marches were organised by several political parties and civil society organisations following the Cabinet reshuffle that ... Read More

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North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan

Two weeks ago, the South Korean and US militaries said they had detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch . North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile early Wednesday, local time, but the test appears to have failed. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. "We will work together to see if we can not bring the government in Pyongyang to a place where they want to make a different course - make a course ... Read More

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United Nations and Palestinians blast Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

Palestinian officials say the settlements are illegal under global law and such construction is another nail in the coffin of the peace process. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement on land the Palestinians seek for a state and has condemned the move, his spokesman said on Friday. Read More

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Punjab: Marriage palaces on highways affected after liquor ban on highway

While at least eight state governments have since petitioned the court, either against the ban or for the rule to be modified to extend the time frame or reduce the 500 metres limit, the Supreme Court has not changed its view. But this too will cause a major dent in the state exchequer, he said. States such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Punjab and UP are also exploring the exoring the option of denotifiying state highways falling within cities and towns, turning them into ... Read More

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Prostitute to be deported to Canada

Prostitute to be deported to Canada

Tichelman will remain in ICE custody pending final arrangements for her removal", the agency said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. Tichelman served almost two years in the Santa Cruz County Jail after she pleaded guilty in May of 2015 to felony involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs. Read More

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Oxford beat Cambridge in the Boat Race

It limited the chances of Cambridge getting any sort of advantage ahead of the long Surrey bend, and a move close to Hammersmith Bridge saw Oxford take the lead, which they were to never surrender. "Of my three Boat Race successes, this is my favourite". However, specialists safely removed the shell early on Sunday and both the men and women rowed in calm, sunny conditions. Read More

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Stolen truck kills 4 in Stockholm; Sweden calls it terror

The department store is part of Sweden-wide chain. Swedish police have launched a nationwide manhunt for the person or persons who drove a stolen beer truck down a pedestrian street in Stockholm and crashed it into a department store. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with those injured. "My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends of today's bad attack". Read More

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Exercise restraint during protest against liquor shops: Yogi Adityanath

Exercise restraint during protest against liquor shops: Yogi Adityanath

Meanwhile, in Pilibhit, UP Irrigation minister Dharampal extended his support to the protests against the operation of liquor vends in populated areas of the villages. "If the people have any grievance, they should complain to concerned officials and not take law in their hands", Sharma said. "Chief Minister Parrikar is of the opinion that the bench of judges who passed the liquor ban order will neither revoke the judgment nor consider the review petition hence he told us that the government ... Read More

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Tributes flood in for South African anti-apartheid icon Kathrada

Tributes flood in for South African anti-apartheid icon Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada was one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in South Africa's long struggle against white rule. He said Kathy was an inspiration to people of South Africa and a hero to freedom loving people throughout the world. But Kathrada refused to accept the entitlements until they were extended to his co-prisoners. The ANC party was banned in 1960, and two years later Kathrada - often known as "Kathy" - was placed under house arrest. Read More

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Ceremonial reception for Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Modi, on Saturday in a tweet said: "Will hold talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during which we will discuss ways to further deepen ties between India and Bangladesh". Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo is the minister-in-waiting for the Bangladesh PM. It is learnt that water issues, primarily Teesta will not be discussed. Read More

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Germany's Fresenius in talks to buy generic drugmaker Akorn

Germany's Fresenius in talks to buy generic drugmaker Akorn

Comerica Bank reduced its position in shares of Akorn, Inc . Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 9,050 shares of the company's stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares in the last quarter. boosted its position in shares of Akorn by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. The company had Year Ago Sales of 268.35 Million. Akorn, Inc . closed its last trading session at $23.96 with the gain of 5.26%. Read More

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North Carolina future uncertain after 'Bathroom bill' reset

Now, the NCAA and the ACC will have decide whether the new bill justifies scheduling top-level competitions in North Carolina for the 2017-2018 season. Arguments against the HB2 repeal include it not letting local authorities create specific protections for transgender individuals. "It's not a flawless deal, but it repeals House Bill 2 and begins to fix our reputation". Read More

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Senate approves Trump nominee to Supreme Court; Arkansas officials praise move

Senate approves Trump nominee to Supreme Court; Arkansas officials praise move

There is no reasonable justification for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's failure past year to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nomination of the moderate and highly qualified Judge Merrick Garland to that seat. For his part, Trump told reporters Thursday that he could fill as many as four Supreme Court vacancies, and the Senate filibuster change won't affect how he chooses his nominees. Read More

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South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma

South Africans hold nationwide protests against Zuma

Demonstrations took place in the capital Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Some of the protesters were waving placards written "No to state capture", "Defend our democracy", "Zuma not my President", and "Hands off Treasury". "We are in this mess because we are led by someone who is uneducated, he doesn't even know the meaning of downgrading or degrading South Africa , because of him our education system is failing". Read More

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Fighting sends 3000 South Sudanese into Uganda this week

Fighting sends 3000 South Sudanese into Uganda this week

The former first lady highlighted the plight of thousands of South Sudanese who are now seeking refuge in camps in Uganda due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. Uganda now hosts more than 832,000 refugees from South Sudan and its approach in dealing with refugees has been hailed as the most progressive, promoting self-reliance of refugees and their hosts, but the chronic under-funding is putting such relief activities at risk. Read More

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Pearl River crests at Jackson without damaging flooding

Pearl River crests at Jackson without damaging flooding

The river is forecast to rise above flood stage very early Friday morning and crest near 7.9 feet around 8:00 p.m. Sunday night. Heavy rainfall in the past 10 days has raised water levels in rivers across across MI. Heavy rains expected to come to New Jersey Thursday have caused concern for residents along the Hackensack River. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office cautions residents to take care canoeing or kayaking on the Huron River and other rivers in Washtenaw County. Read More

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Spanish navy patrol ship made illegal incursion into British waters, Gibraltar says

Spanish navy patrol ship made illegal incursion into British waters, Gibraltar says

Spain has for centuries demanded a return of sovereignty over Gibraltar, which is located on its southern tip. "That will not change", said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. When asked by reporters if she had indeed lost her cool over Gibraltar, May responded, "No, our position on Gibraltar has not changed". Gibraltar is a place in Europe, on the south coast of Spain. Read More

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4 killed in Stockholm truck attack described as terrorism

Broadcaster SVT said at least five people were killed in the attack while Swedish radio reported three dead, but police could not immediately confirm those reports . Emergency crews work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store in central Stockholm on Friday. He added: "We have no contact with the person or persons who drove the truck". Read More

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French candidate Fillon lashes out over corruption leaks

French candidate Fillon lashes out over corruption leaks

Scandal-hit Republicans party candidate Fillon was projected at 19 percent, up a point, while hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon continued his late surge, gaining two points to 17 percent. Earlier Thursday, he acknowledged that the "Brussels machine" has become too powerful and that the bloc has become too heavily regulated and needs to "recreate itself". Read More

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Congress reacts to Trump's Syria missile strike

That notion is supported by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. - a major supporter of Congress passing a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF). "Washington's move deals a significant blow to the Russia-U". US officials have not provided any details on casualties and whether Syrians or others, including Russians military, may have been in the area when the missiles struck. Read More

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Bookmakers refuse to be drawn into Gibraltar Brexit row

Bookmakers refuse to be drawn into Gibraltar Brexit row

Britain claims three miles of territorial sea around the Rock, but Spain insists the waters are Spanish and that its vessels are conducting routing operations. Spain has long sought to reclaim Gibraltar. Cawdery said: "In my opinion, there is absolutely no chance of any degree of Spanish sovereignty over Gibraltar within any reasonable timeframe-given this, talk of the potential for such in some areas of the United Kingdom press seems misguided". Read More

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Trump Still Wants to Keep Syria's "Beautiful Babies" Out of the US

But she believes the USA acted too hastily with its airstrike, without gathering sufficient evidence to find out who was directly responsible for the chemical attacks. The drone returned late in the day as citizens were going to a nearby hospital for treatment. An immediate sign of potential fallout from the strike came from Moscow, which said it would strengthen Syrian air defenses to protect the country's key infrastructure. Read More

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South Korea test fires 800km-range missile

This year, North Korea officials, including young leader Kim Jong Un, have repeatedly indicated an ICBM test, or something similar, could be coming, possibly as soon as April 15, the 105th birthday of North Korea's founding president and celebrated annually as "the Day of the Sun". Read More

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Putin wishes Le Pen 'good luck' on visit to Kremlin

It's rare for Vladimir Putin to receive a presidential candidate from overseas. On Friday, Marine Le Pen visited Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. Blasting his globalist outlook, Le Pen said: "I want more France". Such positions put her in parallel with Kremlin stances and there has been wide speculation that Russian Federation aims to influence the upcoming French election. Read More

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Flynn's New Financial Disclosure Lists Russia-Linked Payments Not Earlier Reported

Flynn's New Financial Disclosure Lists Russia-Linked Payments Not Earlier Reported

Flynn was sacked from his job as Trump's first national security adviser after it was disclosed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the USA during the transition. Both Flynn and President Donald Trump have said repeatedly anyone who asks for immunity to testify must be guilty of something, and Cornyn, a former judge, echoed that sentiment on CBS's " Face the Nation ", saying, "It means they think they might have some liability ... Read More

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