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Russian Federation seeks good partnership with US: Putin

After an American reporter asked Putin point-blank whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Putin defiantly replied "Read my lips - no". 'All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The comments come as the Senate Intelligence Committee readies its investigation into election interference later Thursday and a week after the House began its probe. Read More

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Assad speaks with Iran's president, who affirms support

The U.S. charged that the planes carrying the chemical weapons flew out of the Shayrat air base, where seven people were killed by the American missiles. It killed at least 87 civilians, including 31 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor. Hundreds more suffered symptoms that the World Health Organization said were in some cases consistent with exposure to chemicals that include nerve gas. Read More

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US Could Deploy Nuclear Weapons in South Korea

US Could Deploy Nuclear Weapons in South Korea

The council called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program and "re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the worldwide community". Worldwide eyes have been on North Korea since 2006 when it began conducting a series of nuclear weapons tests, but recent events have led to increased attention from several countries. Read More

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Bannon threatened to quit if removed from National Security Council role

The official said Bannon did this from afar. In a regulatory filing posted Wednesday, Bannon's title was removed from the standing list of members of the National Security Council. "Mr. Bannon has rightly been demoted and removed from the National Security Council, but he never should have been there in the first place". Flynn resigned shortly into his tenure after revelations surfaced he misled the administration about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More

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Renowned satirist John Clarke dies aged 68

Renowned satirist John Clarke dies aged 68

He was best known for his satirical interviews on the ABC's 7.30 and Channel Nine's A Current Affair , alongside Bryan Dawe. He also created the acclaimed mockumentary The Games about the Sydney 2000 Olympics organising committee - which was to be at the centre of a plagiarism storm when the BBC produced a similar show about the London Olympics Twenty Twelve. Read More

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Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Russia, one of the main backers of the Assad regime alongside Iran, condemned the U.S. strike, denouncing a "flagrant violation of worldwide law and an act of aggression". The Syrian government called the strikes "foolish and irresponsible", while Russian Federation accused the USA of "an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext". Read More

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USA strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons - admiral

USA strikes destroyed Syrian means to deliver chemical weapons - admiral

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday accused Russian Federation of being responsible "by proxy" for the death of 87 civilians killed last week in a suspected chemical weapons attack. Meanehile, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria. Though Trump in an emotional statement on Wednesday said that the gas attack has completely changed his attitude toward Syria and Assad, it is highly unlikely that the reasons for ... Read More

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DHS chief: Border wall unlikely to stretch from 'sea to shining sea'

DHS chief: Border wall unlikely to stretch from 'sea to shining sea'

But he said separation would not be routine. According to his written testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, fewer than 17,000 people were apprehended. Later in the hearing , Kelly explored other reasons why he thinks that fewer people are crossing the southwest border into the US, which include improving economic conditions in migrants' home countries and rising prices charged by coyotes helping to smuggle people across the border. Read More

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Ecuador's Election Ends In Close Result, And Accusations Of Cheating

Addressing supporters in the mountainous capital Quito , Moreno said: "From now on, let's work for the country!" Both candidates claimed victory on the basis of conflicting exit polls from the April 2 runoff, but with 96.94 percent of districts reporting the National Electoral Council said that Moreno - the designated heir to President Rafael Correa's "21st-century socialism" - won 51.12 percent of the vote against 48.88 percent for ex-banker Guillermo Lasso . Read More

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BCCI SGM meeting adjourned as COA seek Supreme Court's advice

BCCI SGM meeting adjourned as COA seek Supreme Court's advice

Besides Srinivasan, Shah, former Kerala Cricket Association President T.C. Matthew, former IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal and Andhra Cricket Association secretary G. The office bearers have insisted they are governed by the BCCI constitution, which allows them total control of the board. Many state association officials who have been disqualified as per the Lodha Committee recommendations - of 70-year age and tenure caps - attended Sunday'smeeting. Read More

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After hosting Xi, Trump to visit China this year

Earlier this week, Trump said that the attack had changed his calculus on Syria and Assad. At least seven Syrians were killed in the airstrike and nine wounded, according to a statement by the Syrian army. -friendly regimes. Trump tweeted on Saturday that the meetings had created "tremendous goodwill and friendship" but that "only time will tell on trade". Read More

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IS Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter over Mosul

It added that the pair had been killed while providing air support to Iraqi federal police units fighting Daesh militants in western Mosul. The helicopter was hit by a rocket launched from western Mosul, where Isis militants are holding out in areas housing an estimated 400,000 people, Kurdish broadcaster Rudaw reported. Read More

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Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

State lawmakers on Friday night filed a notice of emergency appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court - capping a long day of escalating hostilities between the Republican governor and the Republican-controlled legislature. Bentley, who is accused of using state resources for personal use, has denied any wrongdoing and has refused to step down, as demanded by top political leaders. Read More

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Pujols leads Angels' 7-run rally in 9th to beat Seattle

Pujols leads Angels' 7-run rally in 9th to beat Seattle

Robinson Cano had a three-run homer and a two-run double for the Mariners, who fell to 1-6 in miserable fashion. He struck out three. With a second-inning double, he tied Cal Ripken Jr. He hit his second homer with one out in the seventh for a 4-2 lead. It's a lead that Seattle starter Felix Hernandez couldn't hold. Zunino atoned for his whiff in the fifth with a two-out RBI single in the seventh against reliever (and former teammate) J.C. Read More

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Tillerson Steps Up on Syria, Russia after Avoiding Spotlight

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed disappointment Friday at Russia's hostile reaction to missile strikes against Syria, but said Moscow's trenchant support for the regime was unsurprising. And British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has accused Moscow of being responsible "in proxy" for the civilian deaths in the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Read More

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Baltimore Among Top Cities For Dog Attacks On Postal Workers

Fresno and Sacramento make the list of the 30 most dog-bitten cities. DeCarlo recommends closing dogs in a separate room before opening the front door for a letter carrier. The figures were released in advance of next week's National Dog Bite Prevention Week , an effort to encourage pet owners to take steps to prevent potentially harmful animal-human interactions. Read More

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Disgraced Park downsized from Blue House to solitary cell

Disgraced Park downsized from Blue House to solitary cell

She then changed into light-green prison clothes and was locked in a solitary cell, according to a detention center official who didn't want to be named, citing office rules. Park, 65, becomes the third former leader to be arrested over corruption in Asia's fourth-largest economy, where politics and big business have always been closely tied. Read More

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Trump drops China bashing during warm Xi summit

But a senior administration official said this week "the clock is very, very quickly running out". The U.S. Navy's Third Fleet, in turn, publicly announced that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and a strike force that includes two missile destroyers and a guided-missile cruiser were being diverted north from scheduled port calls in Australia to "maintain readiness and presence in the western Pacific". Read More

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Tillerson: Airstrikes 'warning' to Syria, not a policy change

Sadr said the US strikes would "drag the region to war" and could help "the expansion of Daesh", the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which controls parts of Iraq and Syria. "It is to the benefit of all parties operating in the air over Syria to avoid accidents and miscalculation, and we hope the Russian Ministry of Defence comes to this conclusion as well", Baldanza said. Read More

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Syria Is Already Flying Missions Out of the Air Base Trump Attacked

Syria Is Already Flying Missions Out of the Air Base Trump Attacked

Factions of the Syrian revolution "view this strike as a turning point in the fight against impunity and as part of the worldwide war on terrorism", the group wrote on social media. Wow. Trump's impulses may have just gotten us into a lot of trouble. He also deplored Russia's continued defence of the Bashar al-Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Read More

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Haley: No political solution in Syria with Assad in power

Haley on Friday told a special session of the UN Security Council that the USA was "prepared to do more" in Syria and that it was Washington's "vital national interest" to stop the use and spread of chemical weapons. And so what we're trying to do is obviously defeat ISIS. "We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there", Haley said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday about the situation in Syria, a longtime Russian ally, ... Read More

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Trump tells Congress Syria strikes were 'vital'

Xi and the Chinese delegates most likely view Trump's action as a perceived slight. "The relationship developed by President Xi and myself I think is outstanding". "Tremendous...goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade". Above all, trade and investment ties between the two countries are deeply intertwined with the rest of the world, thus any escalation in imposing protectionist measures could lead to instability in the global economy , which has been ... Read More

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India, China join forces to save ship from pirates

India, China join forces to save ship from pirates

Communication link was provided by the Indian Navy. The merchant ship was going from Kelang, Malaysia, to Aden, and after the attack, the crew locked themselves in a strong room inside the vessel, the Indian Navy said. It said that the crew had taken refuge in the ship's strong room, once they learnt they were under attack, a standard shipping operating procedure during times of attack. Read More

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