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China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

Given that the United States has a massive trade deficit with China, American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives, Trump tweeted. China is the U.S.'s biggest trading partner, and enjoys the largest surplus in the trade of goods-$347 billion a year ago, nearly half of the US total. Read More

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Flood threat on Friday night as rain soaks Staten Island

Flood threat on Friday night as rain soaks Staten Island

Here are the rainfall totals projected through early Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Pocatello issued a Flood Advisory below the Big Wood River channel and the Little Wood River upstream from Shoshone. A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Fox River as measured at the New Munster gauge. The morning's thunderstorms are expected to stick around for a while - and could come with flooding. Read More

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South Korea prepares to move sunken Sewol ferry to port

They lifted it about six feet from the sea floor on Wednesday and, since that test went well, they chose to proceed with raising the ferry to the surface early Thursday morning. The partially lifted sunken ferry Sewol is ready for transport in waters off Jindo, South Korea , Friday, March 24, 2017. They resumed lifting the ferry after spending hours on operations to better balance it. Read More

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Venezuela plunged into turmoil as top court muzzles congress

Maduro lost control of congress in December 2015, after voters "angry about soaring inflation, rising poverty and shortages of medicines and basic commodities" turned on his United Socialist Party of Venezuela, says The Guardian . An attempt a year ago to hold a recall referendum against Maduro was blocked when the national electoral council, controlled by loyalists of the president, cancelled the process, alleging fraud. Read More

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NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through February 2018

The statue appeared opposite the bull statue ahead of the International Woman's Day. The mayor promised a WNYC radio reporter that his office would soon provide a reaction, once he was briefed. "The bull represents men and power", says Cristina Pogorevici, 18, a student from Bucharest, Romania, who visited the statues this past week. The " Fearless Girl " was an immediate hit, with tourists and New Yorkers alike lining up to take photos joining the girl in her standoff with the bull. Read More

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Defoe opens door for place at 2018 World Cup finals

Defoe opens door for place at 2018 World Cup finals

With Tottenham's Harry Kane nearly certain to be part of the 2018 World Cup squad, if England qualify, Southgate will have to decide who else will fill the other forward berths. "I think they are a better team than maybe they gave themselves credit for". "Never once did I think "I'm going to retire from worldwide football". Read More

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Turkey says military operation in northern Syria over

Less than 24 hours before his arrival, Turkey announced its six-month long military campaign inside northern Syria, the Euphrates Shield, has been "concluded successfully". But there has not been any open indication of a change in policy under Trump. The US-led worldwide coalition against Daesh includes airstrikes mainly conducted from Turkey's Incirlik airbase in the southern part of the country. Read More

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European Union demands progress on Brexit divorce before trade talks

The European Council President's nine-page document states that there must be "sufficient progress" on withdrawal talks - including a "divorce bill" potentially running as high as £50bn - before negotiations on future relations begin. "It is only if we have sorted that out that we can next - and I hope soon - talk about our future relationship". May said she wants those to start "alongside" those on the withdrawal treaty while the EU's official line is that it wants to hold off until divorce ... Read More

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Israel approves construction of first new settlement in more than 20 years

Settlements in land Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War are considered illegal by most of the worldwide community and an obstacle to restarting peace talks as they are built on land Palestinians claim for a future state. The worldwide community mostly views settlements in the West Bank territory illegal and an obstacle to peace. Construction workers in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Read More

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Banks Worried Zuma Trying to Erode South Africa's Oversight

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe was quoted as saying in a radio interview that the process followed to axe Gordham and eight other ministers made him "jittery and uncomfortable". Business leaders said in a statement that Gordhan's dismissal would have severe consequences for the economy and was a setback to the work done to avoid a credit ratings downgrade. Read More

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Tillerson, Turkish leaders struggle to resolve Kurds dispute

Turkey has argued that the USA ought to ally itself only with Turkish forces in Syria, but Washington has said the Kurds have proven themselves to be the most effective fighters against IS targets. But the US considers Syrian Kurdish fighters the most effective force at fighting IS and critical to liberating Raqqa. Any operation following this one will have a different name, " Yildirim said in an interview with broadcaster NTV. Read More

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US Vows to End 'Israel-Bashing' at United Nations

When it comes to combatting anti-Israel bias at the United Nations, "there's a new sheriff in town", United States Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley proclaimed on Monday at the AIPAC Policy Conference. Pence said Trump is "invested" in finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Pence also said that the U.S. will hunt down and destroy the Islamic State "at its source". Read More

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Putin says Western criticism of Russia's handling of protests political

Politicians heading the Senate intelligence committee have focused squarely on Russian Federation as they opened a hearing on attempts at undermining the 2016 United States presidential election. "We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident". "We can see what is happening, the president is being prevented from carrying out his policies", Putin said of Trump. Read More

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London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

Police on Friday also named the 75-year-old man who died in the attack as Leslie Rhodes from Streatham. His neighbour of 24 years, Philip Williams, says they were close. "We talked to him throughout, but unfortunately he passed away". Ultimately, there were 20 to 30 people working to save the officer's life. "Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we were unable to save him", Crofts said. Read More

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North Koreans linked to Kim Jong-nam's murder arrive in Beijing

North Koreans linked to Kim Jong-nam's murder arrive in Beijing

US and South Korean intelligence sources say North Korea masterminded the deadly attack on Kim Jong Nam last month using VX nerve agent , a chemical so toxic that it is on a United Nations list of weapons of mass destruction. Malaysia, which did not say anything about the possibility of resuming the visa-free program, strongly suspects that North Koreans were behind the murder. Read More

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Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man in a string of bomb threats targeting U.S. Jewish community centers shows the Justice Department will not tolerate religious-oriented attacks. The suspect's father was also detained for questioning. A US law enforcement official told CBS News on Thursday that the suspect is believed to be responsible for most of the threatening calls to JCC facilities and schools in the USA and around the world. Read More

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Amber Alert issued out of Haskell, TX

Amber Alert issued out of Haskell, TX

Both children were in placed in the custody of Child Protective Services pursuant to a court order. Active AMBER Alert for Malakai Lara and Devonte McGee. Malakai was last seen wearing a red and blue Spiderman shirt, blue jeans and yellow / black Air Jordan shoes. "She is 5'2" tall, 115 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Read More

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"The Days of Israel-Bashing Are Over" — UN Ambassador Haley

Trump's administration has already made several gestures to reassure Israel's government that, in Haley's words to AIPAC, "a new sheriff is in town" and US policy has changed. GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, rather than urging that the deal be terminated, told AIPAC that the USA must "vigorously enforce" the deal and "tighten the screws on Iranian compliance". Read More

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From presidential palace to prison privileges, life inside for Korea's political princess

From presidential palace to prison privileges, life inside for Korea's political princess

Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, who was arrested in February in connection to the scandal, was in court for more than seven hours for his hearing, and his detention was approved early the following day. South Korea is to hold an election in May to choose Park's successor. A physical examination and then into green prison garb with her prisoner number emblazoned on the chest. Read More

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Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'

President Donald Trump is now pointing the finger at an ultra-conservative Republican faction in the House for the GOP failure to rally a vote on House speaker Paul Ryan's American Healthcare Act, scuttling the bill on Friday. Sherrod Brown of OH said that Democrats always wanted to see the health care law improved, but that Republicans revealed themselves Friday. 'Because the AHCA vote was cancelled, Republicans can work on a better plan that repeals burdensome regulations, ' the ... Read More

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Judge approves settlement in Trump University case

Judge approves settlement in Trump University case

The November settlement brought together former Trump University students from three lawsuits: two federal class-action suits in San Diego, and a separate one brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. However, he instead quickly settled after the election, but not before attacking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel based on his Mexican heritage. The judge rejected a request by a Florida woman who argued that she should have been given more opportunity to opt out of the ... Read More

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