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Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Friday rejected accusations that moves to consolidate his power in the crisis-hit country violated the constitution, after a sign of division emerged in his camp. Luis Vicente Leon, a Caracas-based pollster, said that while the ruling completely "pulverizes the separation of powers", Venezuela long ago stopped operating like a normal democracy with a clear rule of law and independent institutions. Read More

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes steps down from Russian Federation probe

Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, called on him to step down from that role after a series of unorthodox meetings and communications with White House officials. On Thursday, Schiff told reporters that Nunes' recusal was "in the best interest of the investigation". The House Ethics Committee is looking into allegations that Nunes possibly divulged classified information at a controversial press conference in March. Read More

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Americans Backed Trump's Syria Airstrikes, but Are Wary of Further Action

Americans Backed Trump's Syria Airstrikes, but Are Wary of Further Action

Several theories have been floating around to explain President Donald Trump's reverence for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Trump administration has sent mixed signals on Syria and Russian Federation. Just over a week ago, top administration officials were signaling that removing Assad is no longer a US priority. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave Russian Federation an ultimatum on Tuesday: either stand with the West when it comes to Syria, or side with Syrian President Bashar al ... Read More

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Liquor ban: Hospitality industry seeks govt intervention

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Kadakampalli Surendran has said that the apex court order would "wreck" the tourism sector in Kerala. The SC has directed that no liquor shop shall be visible and directly accessible from the highways nor it should be situated within 500 metres of the outer edge of the national or state highway or of the service lane. Read More

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Extremely happy elephant is super excited to meet the Queen

Extremely happy elephant is super excited to meet the Queen

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the monarch is set to meet keepers and vets while touring the new home for nine Asian elephants - one of which is named in her honour. Her Majesty was "absolutely delighted" when she learned Elizabeth the elephant was named in her honor, according to Professor David Field . He noted her interest in the project: "She was very happy with [feeding Donna] and very interested in the way that elephants feed and how they use their nose to feed with". Read More

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Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had promised during the poll campaign that the BJP would waive the loan if it was elected to power. Farmers unions said the cap and limitation to crop loan would confine the benefit. After the farm-loan waiver now the opposition parties are set to corner Yogi government on paying dues of sugarcane farmers. While the decision is a welcome step, keeping in mind the scarce rains faced by farmers in past year, knee jerk reactions like occasional loan ... Read More

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Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

There is no reasonable justification for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's failure past year to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nomination of the moderate and highly qualified Judge Merrick Garland to that seat. Immediately after, Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath at the White House. Speaking on the Senate floor on Friday ahead of the vote, Mr McConnell said that Mr Gorsuch had "sterling credentials, an excellent record and an ideal judicial ... Read More

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Wil Myers hits 1st cycle of the 2017 Major League Baseball season

Wil Myers hits 1st cycle of the 2017 Major League Baseball season

See? Before his triple gave him a career-high-tying four hits, Myers singled in the first, doubled home a run in the third and homered in a three-run sixth that put the Padres ahead 4-0. Cahill was placed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend with a lower back strain but manager Andy Green said Sunday that he plans to have Cahill back on the mound when his spot comes back around in the rotation. Read More

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Did Referees Help North Carolina Beat Gonzaga in Championship?

Did Referees Help North Carolina Beat Gonzaga in Championship?

He had three huge buckets midway through the half, a stretch where North Carolina's offense went ice cold, and scored the bucket to put the Tar Heels up three with 25 seconds left. Few, both a coaching and card-playing buddy of Williams, might be tempted to give Ol' Roy a call and ask him how he did it. "I thought I did some good things but I got in early foul trouble ", Maye said of his performance in the title game. Read More

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China's nuclear envoy visits Seoul on Monday

China's nuclear envoy visits Seoul on Monday

On Saturday, the United States officials announced that aircraft carrier strike group was sent to the Korean peninsula amid rising tensions with North Korea. " Both sides agreed that despite the worldwide community's warnings, if North Korea makes strategic provocations such as a nuclear test or an ICBM launch, there should be strong additional measures in accordance with United Nations security council resolutions", Kim told reporters. Read More

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1 dies in airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons

Russian Federation has formally notified the United States of suspending a communications hotline with the Pentagon over the Syria chemical attack row starting Saturday, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense told TASS news agency. Russian Federation maintains a close political and military alliance with President Bashar Assad's government and has been accused of supporting its attacks against Syrians opposed to Assad's rule - something Moscow adamantly denies. Read More

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A Top Spotify Executive Was Killed In Friday's Stockholm Attack

A Top Spotify Executive Was Killed In Friday's Stockholm Attack

Under sunny spring skies, crowds thronged the Sergels Torg plaza, a stone's throw from where a stolen truck mowed down strolling shoppers before slamming into the facade of the bustling Ahlens department store on Friday afternoon. The Social Democratic leader received a condolence call from US President Donald Trump Sunday evening, the government said. Dailies Expressen and Aftonbladet published Akilov's name and picture on Sunday. Read More

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Trump discusses Syria issue with May

Trump discusses Syria issue with May

His visit comes after the United States bombed a Syrian airbase in retaliation for allegations the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad used nerve agent sarin on its own civilians - something Syria denies. It's a view echoed by Sen. Pressed by reporters, he said: "In terms of the future of Bashar al-Assad, it is important to us that we undertake a political process that leads to the final conclusion of how Syria will be governed". Read More

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India warns Pakistan over Jadhav verdict

India warns Pakistan over Jadhav verdict

Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wondered why the government remained silent on the issue. "We condemn this act of Pakistan". Accordingly, from the time his abduction was known, our High Commission in Islamabad has continuously pressed Pakistani authorities for such access. Amid growing support for former Navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court, MNS supporters on Tuesday took out a procession to condemn ... Read More

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Season over for injured Liverpool star Mane

Trailing to a Jonathan Walters header, Liverpool needed a shot in the arm and it came when Klopp brought on his pair of reliable Brazilians at the break and both scored to give the Reds all three points. Coutinho only joined up with the squad on the morning of the match, after losing three kilograms in three days because of illness. "But we knew he would have a low energy level, full enough for 30 minutes". Read More

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Congress Reopens PM's College Degrees Debate, Calls Him Secretive

Kejriwal past year tweeted that Modi is just a 10th pass and his degrees later are fake. The court will take up the case next on 8 May. Justice Naba Kumar Deka Barua issued the bailable warrant of Rs 10,000. The Congress, however, used the warrant to ask the Prime Minister why he was so "secretive" about his education. He also demanded that the prime minister's educational certificates should be made public. Read More

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Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull touted Australia's "pragmatic" approach to "affordable energy" in his visit to India on Monday, April 10. The bilateral discussion also hinted at a growing agreement to oppose China's territorial claims over the South China Sea region. Addressing the media jointly with Turnbull after the talks, Modi said that cooperation in the fields of education and research was "one of the most important aspects" of India-Australia ties. Read More

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Kremlin says Tillerson not due to meet Putin on Moscow visit

Mattis concluded that the strike "severely degraded" Syria's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks, though the Syrians flew out of Sharyat airbase less than 24 hours later. The Trump administration has not said what other concessions Tillerson may seek during his trip, but the visit should provide some indication of the scope of the USA approach in Syria. Read More

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NY becomes only state with free four-year college tuition

NY becomes only state with free four-year college tuition

Dubbed the Excelsior Scholarship , it will provide free tuition at schools in the State University of ny and City University of ny systems if an undergraduate student's family makes less than $100,000 annually. Cuomo says the idea is to provide new economic opportunities for New Yorkers by making college more affordable. However, a number of responses were more critical of the plan, including those suspicious of the $125,000 income cap and others questioning the use of the word "free". Read More

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Turkey: Workshop explosion in Kurdish city injures 4

Turkey: Workshop explosion in Kurdish city injures 4

It said other people injured in the explosion were being treated in hospital. He said one person was trapped under the building with rescue workers at the scene. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), outlawed in Turkey as a terrorist organization, actively operates in Diyarbakir , which is also known as the unofficial Kurdish capital. Read More

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China and South Korea threaten tougher sanctions on North Korea

China and South Korea threaten tougher sanctions on North Korea

U.S. Navy ships are a common presence in the Korean region and are in part a show of force. Whether they can take out a North Korean nuclear missile remains to be seen. Constitution. Many analysts believe the movement of USA warships is likely defensive in nature, setting the stage for a scenario in which the Vinson strike group could be called upon to perform a missile intercept. Read More

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USA crossed 'red lines' in Syria

The meeting was hastily organized after a chemical weapons attack that prompted the U.S.to launch airstrikes against Syria's military. He said the United States expected Russian Federation to take a tougher stance against Syria by rethinking its alliance with Assad because "every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russian Federation closer into some level of responsibility". Read More

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Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation, police say

Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation, police say

A man arrested over a truck attack in Stockholm that killed four people had shown sympathies to extremist groups, including ISIS, Swedish police said Sunday. The Stockholm suspect, aged 39 and from the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, applied for permanent residence in Sweden in 2014. "Those of us who want to help are many more than those who wish to harm us", said the monarch, wearing a dark suit and black tie. Read More

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North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'

The US Navy strike group Carl Vinson cancelled a trip to Australia, heading towards the Korean Peninsula instead, in a move that will raise tensions in the region. On the night of the Chinese President's arrival, a USA airstrike on an airbase in Syria was launched on Thursday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Read More

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