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Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues

Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by USA forces in Korea", it said. North Korea this week fired a projectile which flew about 60 kilometers (37 miles) into the East Sea, South Korea's military leadership said. The US military said it was a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile which they had determined posed no threat to America. However, South Korean organizers didn't get permission to ban North Korean flags from the International Olympic Committee, whose Olympic Charter ... Read More

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Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

Saarland is run by a "grand coalition" of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, Germany's biggest parties and traditional rivals, the same combination that Merkel leads at the national level. The Social Democrats dipped from 30.6 percent, while turnout rose to 69.7 from 61.6 percent. Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resurrected the left-right divide in German politics ahead of the elections in September. Read More

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Delta trolls United on leggings

Watts said the gate agent said "she doesn't make the rules, just follows them". More on the story ... According to The New York Times , United airlines further explained that the girls banned from boarding the plane due to their leggings were "pass travellers", meaning that they were family members of a United Airlines employee. Read More

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Changed track, same result at Texas with Jimmie Johnson win

Though Kevin Harvick was able to take 2nd place early in the stage, he would end up falling to 7th place. However, the race is still a 334-lap event, so there is also plenty of points in the dominator categories. Busch, who also won this race in 2013, is one of four drivers to win this race twice, and is looking to become the first to win it three times. "We really didn't make many adjustments". Read More

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French candidates spar over corruption in debate

Anger at globalization, worries about extremist violence and skepticism of the European Union were key themes in the televised debate. It featured all 11 candidates in the race. "Many people think this measure is only meant for those who do not have work", Hamon said of the plan, which he says would cost 35 billion euros ($37 billion) a year but economists say could cost several times that. Read More

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Bishop condemns North Korea missile launch

But the test launch, which took place near a North Korean submarine base, may have been to demonstrate new launch capabilities. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew about 60 kilometres (37 miles). South Korea's Foreign Ministry called the North's latest missile launch a "reckless provocation" that posed a threat to worldwide peace, while Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the country lodged a strong protest. Read More

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One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town: monitor

One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town: monitor

According to the reports in Syrian state media, 7 people including 4 children were killed in the USA air strikes on a govt. airbase in the warn-torn country. The Russian Defense Ministry assessed the efficiency of the USA strike as "quite poor" and said only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles had reached their target while the points of impact of the remaining 36 missiles were unknown. Read More

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Democratic Senators Go Against Their Party, Support Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost two in his caucus Thursday when Democratic Sens. So the Republicans have no choice but to proceed with the Harry Reid option and confirm Gorsuch, and any future Trump nominees, on a majority vote. In the recording, she said that the Gorsuch "was one of the better ones" on Trump's list of possible justices to fill the seat that became vacant when Antonin Scalia died past year. Read More

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Syrian rebels welcome U.S. missile attack on Assad's air base

Syrian rebels welcome U.S. missile attack on Assad's air base

The Syrian opposition welcomed US strikes against a Syrian government airbase on Friday and called for more after two American warships fired dozens of missiles at the airfield in a sharp escalation of the USA military role in Syria. A statement from the office of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, said: "In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated". Read More

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Putin and Rouhani Condemn US Airstrikes in Syria in Phone Call

The regional alliance said the US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian base which Washington said was involved in a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians would not deter their forces from "liberating" all of Syrian territory. The Assad regime has fiercely denied conducting the chemical strikes. The U.S. decision to carry out the retaliatory strike marked a drastic escalation of the U.S. Read More

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NYPD guarding Coptic Christian churches in wake of Egypt bombings

The second, carried out a few hours later by a suicide bomber in Alexandria, hit Saint Mark's Cathedral, the historic seat of the Coptic Pope, killing 16 people, including three police officers, and injuring 41, the ministry added. The meeting addressed Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts and adopting a strategy to fight terror and encourage religious tolerance and acceptance of others. Read More

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Chelsea maintain Premier League title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1

Chelsea maintain Premier League title charge beating Bournemouth 3-1

Chelsea and Bournemouth are set for what will be just the ninth meeting all-time between the two sides and only the fifth at Dean Court, but the rarity of the occasion will probably the last thing on everyone's minds. City applied ample pressure during the second half as Chelsea held firm, Eden Hazard's brace proving decisive, while Liverpool were unable to hold on at Anfield as Josh King secured a late 2-2 draw for Bournemouth . Read More

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Indonesian Police Kill 6 Suspected IS Militants

Indonesian Police Kill 6 Suspected IS Militants

The six refused appeals to surrender during a standoff that lasted several hours and were fatally shot by police, said Rikwanto, who goes by a single name. The police seized the suspects' vehicle, six firearms, dozens of 9 mm bullets, four cell phones, a two-way radio, knives and terror-related propaganda material. Read More

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Is North Korea putting a nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on the table?

North Korea fired another ballistic missile yesterday and there are reports of preparations for another nuclear weapons test that could be timed for the U.S. They said it flew about 60km from its launch site near Sinpo, a port city on the North's east coast where a submarine base is located. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a remarkably brief statement . Read More

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Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

According to police, he applied for a permanent residency permit in 2014 but was rejected in 2016. " The migration agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled ", Mr Hysing said. "He is suspected on reasonable grounds, which is the lower degree of suspicion". "This is the capital of Sweden, a lot of people are busy, running around, and we don?t even have time to say "hi" sometimes because we are on the go", she told AFP. Read More

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Syrian militia reaches Tabqa dam: SDF official

According to very rough United States estimates, ISIS could have nearly 4,000 fighters in Raqqa, however, the terror group has lost around 3,400 square kilometers in a wide arc north of the city. "People are scared. But [ISIS] wants to show the people there is normal life, that nothing has happened", he says, citing activists in the wider Raqqa region. Read More

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No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley

No peace in Syria until Assad is ousted, says Nikki Haley

Syria's ally Russian Federation says the deaths were caused when a Syrian air strike hit a depot where rebels were making chemical weapons, leading to a leak of toxic gas. Russian Federation and Iran have provided Assad with critical military support in his war against rebel groups fighting to topple him. Several lawmakers said Sunday that decision shouldn't entirely be up to Trump. Read More

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Korea hails results of Trump-Xi talks

Korea hails results of Trump-Xi talks

The hermit nation's ambassador to Moscow has said it was prepared to "the most ruthless blow" in a war with the US for even the "smallest provocation". Ben Cardin of Maryland says the administration hasn't been clear on next steps and whether it would escalate a USA response if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) continues his assault on rebel forces with conventional weapons. Read More

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Local Students in Vimy for Anniversary

The event was staged in the shadow of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial built on Hill 145, the highest point of Vimy Ridge captured by Canadian and British troops after four days of fighting. They succeeded where other armies had failed - but at a great cost. In the words of one veteran: 'We went up Vimy Ridge as Albertans and Nova Scotians. Read More

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Husband sought in pregnant Ont. woman's murder

Husband sought in pregnant Ont. woman's murder

Police have not said whether they have recovered his vehicle. Baig was last seen driving a black 2015 Infinity with the license plate BVBP480. Police were called to a home on Winville Road in Pickering around 9:45 p.m. He will appear for a bail hearing in Durham Sunday morning. Investigators say they are still looking to locate the Infiniti. "This is a safe community and continues to be so", he said. Read More

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Russell Westbrook does it all (again) to defeat the Nuggets

Westbrook joined Hall of Famer Oscar "The Big O" Robertson, an extraordinary guard in the days of dominant centers Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged a triple-double in 1961-62. With 7:11 left, Westbrook was still 3 assists shy of the triple-double, and the Suns lead was still 19 points. Asked about the feat of topping Robertson's 41 triple-doubles for the season, Westbrook added: "It's unbelievable, something I never could have dreamed about". Read More

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Several people burned in North Carolina national championship celebration

Several people burned in North Carolina national championship celebration

Gonzaga did not score again and North Carolina closed on an 8-0 run to win its sixth national championship and leave the Zags standing on the doorstep. They also lost one of its major weapons when Collins fouled out with five minutes left in the game. Zach Collins , a 7-foot freshman, backs up Karnowski and he had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks against SC in the national semifinal. Read More

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Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Officers used tear gas to force protesters to disband. Capriles rejected the move and insisted he would retain his post as governor, branding Maduro a dictator. A almost identical maneuver was used ten years ago to halt the rise of former mayor Leopoldo Lopez, who in polls remains one of the most influential opposition leaders despite being jailed three years ago for his role in anti-government protests. Read More

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ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt's Palm Sunday church bombings

Fadi Sami, another witness, was inside the Alexandria cathedral when he heard about the church bombing in Tanta, when the Coptic pope was leading the prayers for Palm Sunday. Peter's Square. Turkey has condemned Sunday's attacks on churches in Egypt. Russia's President Vladimir Putin condemned the attack and offered his condolences to el-Sisi, according to Russia's state-run Tass. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani calls Assad to stress backing for Syrian state

Johnson discussed the move with his U.S. counterpart last night after the United States launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat airbase. "I'm vehemently opposed to bombing of Syria", said David Welsh of Berkeley. WATCH: Syria Strike: Finally some action or risky reaction? But he backed calls for an independent inquiry into a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday that Trump blamed on the Damascus regime. Read More

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Pak, Saudi Arabia will jointly take on Islam's enemies, says Saudi minister

Pak, Saudi Arabia will jointly take on Islam's enemies, says Saudi minister

He said the recommendations should be formulated to harmonize the educational curriculum of religious educational institutions with modern requirements so that the Muslim Ummah could excel in the comity of nations. Deputy Speaker said that there is a need to adopt joint strategy by Muslims of the world against the terrorism and extremism. Moreover, he expressed his gratitude that Saudi Arabia stood by Pakistan in every hard hour and rendered assistance during natural calamities which was ... Read More

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