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UK publishes White Paper to replace EU law post-Brexit

UK publishes White Paper to replace EU law post-Brexit

In the first signs of a business fall-out since May's Brexit notification, the prestigious Lloyd s of London insurance market said it would open a new Brussels subsidiary to ensure smooth operations in the EU. However, red lines were quickly drawn, with Merkel dismissing Britain's wish to have exit negotiations run concurrently with talks on its future relationship with the EU. Read More

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Syrian governor confirms air base operating again

Syrian governor confirms air base operating again

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman could not specify whether they were Syrian or Russian planes, but said they were Sukhoi jets, which both Damascus and its ally Moscow use. The U.S. strikes "targeted military positions in Syria and in Homs specifically" in order to publically "serve the goals of terrorism in Syria and the goals of Israel in the long run", Barazi added. Read More

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Central Asian citizens detained in St. Petersburg for suspected terrorist activities

Blast victims lie near a subway train hit by a explosion at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. People gather to commemorate the victims of the subway blast at The Field of Mars in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Russian trains and planes have often been targeted by Islamist militants. Read More

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China ready for 'action' on N. Korea: Tillerson

China ready for 'action' on N. Korea: Tillerson

The New York Times first reported news of the Xinhua article. He did not elaborate on the progress or the problems. "It would be good if Trump chooses to deepen his relationship with China". The 45-minute talks were requested by the US government to explain the Syria attack. Beijing officials were reportedly nervous ahead of the summit because of Trump's outspoken criticism of China for "bad trade deals", and the president's go-it-alone approach to North Korea - should China opt to ... Read More

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Thousands pay tribute to London attack victims

Thousands pay tribute to London attack victims

Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood was killed by a single gunshot to his chest, an inquest heard. The reviews were announced days after knife-wielding attacker Khalid Masood tried to gain access to Parliament, killing incident bystanders with his auto and a police officer with a knife, before he was shot dead. Read More

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Misogyny certainly contributed to electoral loss, says Hillary Clinton

Misogyny certainly contributed to electoral loss, says Hillary Clinton

She pointed that during the administration of former US President Barack Obama, she had advocated for a no-fly zone in Syria, but it was opposed by Obama. After spending most of the last five months out of the public eye, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared Thursday at a women's summit in NY - where she expressed concern over the current direction of the United States and Russia's purported involvement in November's election. Read More

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Egypt's cabinet approves three-month state of emergency

The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, was presiding over Palm Sunday Mass at the church, also packed with worshipers, but he was unharmed. "So even though it's been hard, we just laud our brothers and sisters in this land at the dignity and the patience and the grace they have exhibited during their times of suffering", he said. Read More

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Macron targets Le Pen over economy in French presidential debate

Candidates in the French presidential elections aired competing European Union visions in a TV debate on Tuesday (4 April), with far-right leader Marine Le Pen coming under fire. Hamon voters would go 71 percent for Macron, 3 percent Le Pen, and 26 percent declined to say. Le Pen said she is "politically persecuted" and said that in any case, as a member of the European Parliament, "I have parliamentary immunity". Read More

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U.S. is probably lying about chemical attack

U.S. is probably lying about chemical attack

Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Saturday called on Assad to step down, also calling on Washington and Moscow to stop intervening in the conflict. They were involved in massacres and atrocities, as well as sexual violence against Syrian women along with dozens of other Shia jihadist groups. At a conference in Turkey last month, U.S. Read More

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Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

Police launched tear gas and stood shoulder-to-shoulder, blocking roadways, while demonstrators covered their faces and threw rocks as they tried to make their way downtown waving Venezuelan flags and carrying anti-Maduro signs. The United States on Monday expressed "grave concern" about Capriles's ban. Authorities squashed an opposition campaign to hold a recall referendum on Maduro a year ago, and a date has yet to be set for gubernatorial elections that were supposed to take place in 2016. Read More

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Detroit Lions announce preseason schedule; Patriots to visit in Week 3

Detroit Lions announce preseason schedule; Patriots to visit in Week 3

The Lions beat the Colts in come-from-behind fashion previous year, 39-35, in their regular-season opener. The Texans have several coaching and playing ties to Bill Belichick and the Patriots staff. The Texans will likely be spending the first three weeks of training camp at the Greenbrier in West Virginia before coming back to Houston during the weeks of the four preseason games the team will play. Read More

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Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria

On Tuesday, the Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces reported a chemical weapon attack in Idlib province, a region of northern Syria that is mostly held by anti-government Islamic extremists. "This was something that needed to tell Assad, 'Enough is enough, '" Haley told NBC's "Meet The Press", referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Ms Haley said "getting Assad out is not the only priority" and that countering Iran's influence in Syria was another. Read More

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2 dead in shooting at San Bernardino's North Park Elementary

H Street. The San Bernardino fire department tweeted that there were multiple victims with gunshot wounds and that "triage and victim count [is] taking place". San Bernardino , a city of 216,000 people east of Los Angeles, was the site of a December 2015 terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded 22 others at a meeting of San Bernardino County employees. Read More

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US strike wiped out fifth of Assad's air force

That's a pretty good question, actually, one that's right up there with getting an answer from Russian Federation about its guarantee on the removal of chemical weapons from Syria. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and others said ousting Mr.al-Assad was indeed a US goal, but only one of several. "The reason you don't generally hit runways is that they are easy and cheap to quickly fix (fill in and top)!" The uncertain view of USA objectives prevailed as Mr. Read More

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Trump ordered Syrian air strike before dinner with Xi

Trump ordered Syrian air strike before dinner with Xi

The government in Damascus conducted high-profile handovers of what it said was all of its chemical stocks, and signed the Chemical Weapons Convention. US officials say it was the launching pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in Idlib province. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he was preparing further economic sanctions against Syria. Read More

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Gay men detained, tortured in 'concentration camps' in Chechnya

Gay men detained, tortured in 'concentration camps' in Chechnya

According to PinkNews , those detained are being tortured with electric shock and being violently beaten , and officials have held some for ransom to extort their families. 'It is hard to overstate just how vulnerable LGBT people are in Chechnya, where homophobia is intense and rampant. The paper said it had confirmed the deaths of three of them, though many more casualties likely occurred. Read More

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Sweden mourns 4 killed, 15 wounded in Stockholm truck attack

The Uzbek man wanted for a truck attack in Sweden that killed four and injured 15 had applied to be a permanent resident there and was interested in extremist groups, authorities said Sunday. "And if we do that, then terrorism will have lost". The Uzbek suspect was arrested several hours later. Four people died and 15 were hurt in Friday's attack, the first of its kind in the country. Read More

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Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings

At least 21 people were killed and over 50 injured early Sunday after an explosion rocked a church in Egypt's Tanta, north of Cairo , media reports said. The Coptic leader had held Palm Sunday services at the cathedral and the timing of the attack indicated the bomber had sought to assassinate him. He said he left after the sermon, and 20 minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the church's gate. Read More

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Trump considers trade order that could lead to duties

Such expectations come after a "constructive" visit made by President Xi Jinping to the U.S. last week. The summit, which took place on Thursday and Friday ended without a press conference or major announcement. "That would be seen as a win". During their meeting at Mar-a-Lago last week, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a 100-day trade plan to address imbalances. Read More

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US, UK call on Putin to rethink support for Syria

Of those polled who identified as Republicans, more than 50 percent said further military steps by the president should come with the say-so of Capitol Hill. Tillerson said on Thursday that Russian Federation had "failed in its responsibility" to remove Syria's chemical weapons under a 2013 agreement, which he argued showed Russian Federation was either complicit with the gas attacks or "simply incompetent". Read More

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Korea fired missile into Sea of Japan

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at the same news briefing that both countries "reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula". North Korea fired a ballistic missile Tuesday into waters off the peninsula, according to the USA military. Previously, Washington has leaned toward sanctions and pressure to deter North Korea, but comments from US President Donald Trump's top aides at the weekend suggest that position may be hardening. Read More

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Twitter Withdraws Lawsuit After DHS Drops Demands For Alt-Account's Identity

Twitter has begun proceedings to sue the United States federal government, blocking its demand to unmask the owner of an account critical towards Donald Trump's immigration policy. According to the filing, the government sought to use a power given to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) - one typically used to obtain records relating to imported merchandise - to get detailed information on who was behind @ALT_USCIS . Read More

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Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

A militant group called Liwa al-Thawra claimed responsibility for an April 1 bomb attack targeting a police training center in Tanta, which wounded 16 people. Magdy George Youssef, a deacon at St. George's, said the church was nearly full when the blast occurred and threw him under a pew. "That should have been an alarm or a warning that this place is targeted", said 38-year-old Amira Maher. Read More

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Britain extends talks to end N. Ireland stalemate: minister

Britain extends talks to end N. Ireland stalemate: minister

What chance the local government elections will be about local government? Fresh elections or direct rule from Westminster could be imposed within a reasonable period. He rejected the characterisation she had adopted a "laissez faire" approach. He said from Wednesday civil servants at the Department of Finance would take responsibility of setting the Stormont budget. Read More

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Teen asylum-seeker ID'd as suspect in Norway explosive case

Norwegian police have found a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo, and a suspect is being held in custody, the police said on their official Twitter account on Saturday. The discovery led police to evacuate people from bars and restaurants around the Groenland subway station Saturday night. "Now we will secure evidence and make the interviews", he added. Read More

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