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Brexit: Tusk and May in 'friendly' meeting

Brexit: Tusk and May in 'friendly' meeting

British Prime Minister Theresa May last week sought hand-in-hand negotiations on exit and a future relationship, while the EU Council president and top legislators argued against it. European Union (EU) lawmakers yesterday threw their weight behind the chief EU negotiator for the divorce proceedings with Britain, backing his call for phased negotiations - against the wishes of London - and demanding Britain pay billions in commitments that the EU thinks it is owed. Read More

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US wary of 'incredible' Kyrgios

US wary of 'incredible' Kyrgios

The 79th-ranked Thompson squared off against American No.1 Jack Sock in the first match, played on an outdoor hard court at Pat Rafter Arena in this eastern city, and pulled off a key upset 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, reports Efe. Australia have made two semi-finals since their Davis Cup triumph in 2003, which was led by current captain Lleyton Hewitt . But my body, I am feeling it a little bit. Read More

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UN, US condemn Egypt's church bombings

Scores more were wounded in the latest in a string of extremist-linked attacks on Egypt's Coptic community. Egypt's Cabinet approved the measure - which allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people's homes - and explained the reasons for the imposition of emergency. Read More

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Spike Dykes touched all of West Texas football

Spike Dykes touched all of West Texas football

Other Texas Tech coaches have had more success on a national level and had higher winning percentages than Spyke Dykes but the argument can be made that few, if any, have had a greater impact on the legacy of Red Raider football. Toward the end of his time at Tech, Dykes would tell folks, "they say you lose 10 percent of your fan base every year". The Red Raiders lost to Keyshawn Johnson and Southern California 55-14. Read More

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Pacific Division title, playoff seeding at stake on last day

The Boston Bruins are headed into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a third seed in the Atlantic Division, and will face the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the playoffs. Said Jake Gardiner: "You gotta beat the best at some point so might as well do it in the first round". He is one of only 19 players to score 40 goals in his rookie National Hockey League season and only the sixth to do it before his 20th birthday. Read More

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Le Pen slammed over Holocaust comments

The leader of the National Front (FN) party said France had "taught our children that they have all the reasons to criticize (the country), and to only see, perhaps, the darkest aspects of our history". Her comments, just as campaigning officially opened in the election, could set back her attempts to clean up the image of her anti-immigration National Front and distance it from the anti-Semitic views of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's founder. Read More

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Shooting reported at California elementary school

He posted several photos of his wedding to Smith early this year and their honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona. Marina Ramos told KABC that she rushed to the school to try to pick up her grandson. Parents and guardians were asked to bring their ID to Cajon High School for identification and verification and will be escorted to CSUSB, school officials said. Read More

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Trump removes Stephen Bannon from National Security Council post

Mr Bannon left Breitbart News in August 2016 to become the CEO of Mr Trump's presidential campaign. "Steve Bannon had no business being on the National Security Council to begin with", said Reed. Media sources confirmed the removal of Bannon from the NSC on Wednesday. "Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration", Bannon said in a Wednesday statement to The Wall Street Journal . Read More

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Hamas condemns Egypt church bombings

Both Vatican and diplomatic sources said a number of events might have to take place in one location, such as the presidential palace, so as to limit the number of times the pope would have to move around in the city. Analysts said the decision was a political one because the security forces already enjoy wide-ranging powers that they have used to crush dissent since Mr Sisi led the military's overthrow of Egypt's first democratically elected president in 2013. Read More

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Norway raises threat level amid Oslo scare

A 17-year-old asylum seeker from Russian Federation was arrested on Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy underground station in Norway's capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities said . The device was small but police say the risk of an attack in the coming months has been raised from "possible" to "probable". The youth's lawyer said he was not an extremist. Read More

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AIPAC, Pence pack DC w/20K Israel advocates

He didn't attend the meeting in the United States but spoke via satellite. Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S.is still considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, CNN reported. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told AIPAC on Monday evening that she would not allow a repeat of the anti-settlement Resolution 2334 to pass the UN Secretary Council. Read More

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Trump's negotiator meets with Arab League Summit leaders

The meetings between the United States president with Sissi and Abdullah will help determine the nature of Abbas's visit to Washington, the ministry said. Arab leaders attend the 28th Ordinary Summit of the Arab League in the Jordanian city of Sweimeh on March 29, 2017. "When Arab countries are divided, it has allowed others to intervene and to manipulate situations, creating instability, breeding conflict and facilitating the lives of terrorist organisations". Read More

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Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From National Security Council

Trump fired Flynn on February 13 for not disclosing to the president or to Vice President Mike Pence the extent of his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, before Trump's inauguration. The council will be more streamlined and the decision making more deliberative, the official said , according to NBC . Tom Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, "also had his role downgraded as part of the changes", according to the AP. Read More

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Spanish gunship in illegal incursion into United Kingdom waters off Gibraltar

But the European Commission's assertion that Spain can decide whether a deal over Britain's departure from the EU applies to Gibraltar or not, will invigorate Spanish politicians, and in particular the current right-wing government. Currently, Gibraltar is mostly self-governing, and its chief minister said living under Spanish rule would be "absolutely bad". Spain has long sought to reclaim Gibraltar. Read More

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Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country

Sweden Attack Suspect Had Been Ordered To Leave Country

The news came as thousands of people gathered under sunny spring skies amid a sea of flowers and candles to honour the dead and to stand against terrorism. The Swedish capital was slowly, but resolutely, regaining its normal rhythm as details about the 39-year-old suspect in the attack emerged. Four people are confirmed to have died in the attack. Read More

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Xi Jinping-Donald Trump meetings: Differences over thorny issues persist

Video shared by Ivanka Trump on Twitter shows her children, Arabella and Joseph, greeting President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan in Florida. In order to make the Chinese president and first lady "feel at home" during their first meeting with American president Donald Trump, Ivanka brought along two of her kids, Arabella and Joseph to not only make the atmosphere more homey and joyful but also to have them sing to the couple. Read More

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North Korea defiant as USA carrier group approaches

North Korea defiant as USA carrier group approaches

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Mr. Trump and Jinping had "extensive discussions around the risky situation in North Korea" last week. Earlier this year, China called on both North Korea and the United States to tone down tension on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea by suspending its nuclear weapons program and the U.S. Read More

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'Bomb-like device' discovered in central Oslo

'Bomb-like device' discovered in central Oslo

The "bomb-like device" , which was about 30cm wide, was made safe by police after it was discovered on Saturday night. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . "We were trying to see what was going on". On Friday, a stolen truck rammed into a crowd of people at a major pedestrian street in Stockholm, leaving at least four people dead and several others injured. Read More

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In Syria, The News Of US Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

Asked if it was true that Syrian planes were now taking off from Shayrat or that the air base is operating, a Pentagon spokesman referred questions to the Syrian government. Assad is also backed in the war by Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, and other Iranian-backed groups. With Syria's recent chemical attack on civilians and Russia's suspicious lack of ability or willingness to prevent such an attack, and a new leadership from President Trump displaying a willingness to take ... Read More

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Putin ready to meet Trump at Arctic summit in Finland

Despite all these "misreadings", Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed his hopes on the improving of the relationships between the USA and Russian Federation. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the elections and directed hacking into leading Democratic figures and groups. Read More

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IS downs Iraqi helicopter over Mosul, killing two

The elite forces, known as Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), completely liberated al-Yarmouk neighborhood in west of Mosul's old city center after days of fierce clashes against the extremist militants, Lt. The militants overran about a third of Iraq's territory almost three years ago, capturing most Sunni Arab cities located north and west of Baghdad, including Tikrit . Read More

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The US strike in Syria failed to change anything

Russian Federation and mainly Shi'ite Iran are the main backers of Assad in the civil war against various rebel groups supported by the United States and Turkey. While Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, described regime change in Syria as a US priority and inevitable, Tillerson suggested that last week's American airstrikes in retaliation for the chemical attack hadn't really changed US priorities toward ousting Assad. Read More

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France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Britain

France into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Britain

Serbia put away Spain by an unassailable 3-0 in Belgrade after Viktor Troicki and player-captain Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 in three hours. The captain has said he is looking for Edmund and Evans to move up the world rankings and strengthen his shallow squad in the Davis Cup next year. Read More

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Turkish Airlines cabin crew help deliver baby girl at 42000 feet

Turkish Airlines cabin crew help deliver baby girl at 42000 feet

They were able to successfully deliver the baby girl, who was named Kadiju, as the mother laid across a row of seats. On April 7, the airline tweeted a celebration of the successful birth of the baby, who was named Kadiju. According to a statement issued by the Turkish Airlines Friday, they confirmed the pair was safe. Both mother and baby were taken to the hospital when the plane landed, and both are reportedly healthy and doing well. Read More

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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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