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Ex-South Korean President Park Charged With Bribery in Corruption Probe

In the indictment on Monday, the number of criminal charges against Park increased to 18, including bribery, coercion, abuse of office and illegal leaking of government secrets. Lotte's Shin Dong-bin is accused of paying a sports foundation controlled by Choi Soon-sil in return for a duty-free operating license at Lotte World Tower in Seoul , the fifth tallest building in the world, the Gulf Times reported . Read More

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Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

The upper chamber voted 54-45 to support Gorsuch's nomination. Senate Republicans sold out their future to get Gorsuch confirmed, which means that they won the battle, but Democrats won the war to dismantle the tools of future Republican obstruction. Read More

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Canada introduces legislation to legalise marijuana

Reports suggest that Canada has the highest number of marijuana consumers in the world. "We want to make it more hard for kids to access marijuana". Until the new law comes into force, cannabis will remain illegal everywhere in Canada, except for medical purposes. However, crossing the border into the United States, where marijuana has only been legalized in eight states, including California and the District of Columbia, could prove challenging for Canadian pot smokers. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation got court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russian Federation probe

They're also scrutinizing a testimony list. Former campaign officials who talked to TheDC last month said they were unsure how the two met. No charges have been filed. The court order, known as a FISA warrant, is highly classified and issued in secret. During an interview previous year, Trump had identified Page, who had previously been an investment banker in Moscow, as a foreign policy advisor in his campaign. Read More

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Date changed for Alabama Senate election

Date changed for Alabama Senate election

Ivey signed the proclamation Tuesday to set the primary for August 15, 2017 and the general election for December 12, 2017. Ivey's predecessor had ordered the process to begin in July 2018 and end in November that year. As Alabama's attorney general, unusual put a hold in November on the state legislature's impeachment proceedings against Bentley. In his statement, odd said he agrees that the people of Alabama should decide who represents them in the US senate. Read More

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Egyptian cabinet approves state of emergency

Egyptian cabinet approves state of emergency

He said that a higher council for fighting terrorism and extremism will also be established. The European Union expressed its honest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's (9 April) attacks on the Coptic churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. Read More

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North Korea Fails Attempted Missile Launch

North Korea Fails Attempted Missile Launch

The high-profile failure came as the North tried to showcase its nuclear and missile capabilities around the birth anniversary of the North's late founder and as a USA aircraft carrier neared the Korean Peninsula. On a visit to South Korea, he is set to discuss ways to deal with Pyongyang amid speculation that leader Kim Jong-un could order a new nuclear test. Read More

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Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum victory

Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum victory

Not only does the result give him new powers as the country's head of state, but also extends his influence over the judiciary making him dominant over the Parliament. On Monday, Turkey extended the state of emergency for three months. Much as democratic voters in the United States awoke in shock to realize the rural "flyover" states had carried Trump to victory, all of Turkey's major cities - Istanbul , Ankara , Izmir - voted hayir ("no") in the referendum . Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes UN Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

Russian Federation vetoes UN Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

Speaking amid a backdrop of US investigations of Russian meddling in last year's presidential election, Lavrov also said Russia confirmed its willingness to dispel problems in relations with the U.S. Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov had said his country agreed a United Nations investigation into the attack just hours before it vetoed the resolution, which also called for an investigation, on Wednesday. Read More

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Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester Utd produced a special performance to beat Chelsea'

It meant United produced a brilliant attacking display as well as a convincing defensive one that was tactically aware of the different threats that Chelsea posed. In this case, the fault is the coach. "But it's a great feeling to know that it's hard for us to lose a match, people fight until the end". Dropping Ibrahimovic - United's top scorer this season with 28 goals - was another sign of that, but Mourinho insisted he wasn't prioritizing. Read More

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Turkish opposition urges board to cancel referendum result

Turkish opposition urges board to cancel referendum result

The new system would dispense with the office of prime minister and centralise the entire executive bureaucracy under the president, giving Erdogan the direct power to appoint ministers. The EU has been quick to warn Turkey any return of the death penalty would mean the immediate end of its membership bid. Mr Preda also said the fact that the referendum was held under a state of emergency imposed in the wake of last year's failed coup infringed upon a fundamental freedom. Read More

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British FM cancels Moscow visit over 'developments in Syria'

Earlier in the day, Haley said in an interview with CNN broadcaster that the political solution was not going to be achieved while Assad was heading the regime in Syria . "If the Russians had hopes that the Trump administration would go out of their way to make the relationship better, this obviously makes that more hard", said Vann Van Diepen, a top USA counterproliferation official for the past 25 years. Read More

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Sterling hits highest since December after PM calls for early election

Investors are still digesting news of the snap election, as Downing Street had previously denied plans for a poll before 2020. "Let us tomorrow vote for an election". "It's a political move to establish opposition in terms of her opposition to the Labour Party", he said. Paul Ray - who also stood in 2015 - has been confirmed as the party's representative once again after Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election earlier today (April 18). Read More

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Lib Dems Claim Huge Membership Surge After Theresa May's Election Announcement

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron's general election campaign got off to a flying start yesterday morning with a statement of intent within a few minutes of the Prime Minister's surprise call for a snap election on June 8. There are 17 key Tory constituencies where the majority of voters backed remain and Lib Dems are already in second place, including Lewes, Bath, Cheltenham, Cheadle, Oxford West and Abingdon, according to research by the thinktank United Kingdom in a Changing Europe. Read More

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TTV Dhinakaran calls party MLAs meeting

TTV Dhinakaran calls party MLAs meeting

One faction is led by Sasikala and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The Sasikala-Dinakaran faction, meanwhile, remained non-committal on removing the jailed leader and her deputy to pave way for the merger. "So in this largest interest, I think both factions should come together", he said. The Centre does not interfere in the affairs of the states. "We have taken a unanimous decision to keep out TTV Dinakaran and his family from the party and the government considering ... Read More

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Gorsuch sworn in as US Supreme Court justice

Neil Gorsuch (L) is sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy (R), accompanied by his wife Marie louise (2nd, R) and President Donald Trump (2nd, L) at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, April 10, 2017. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks - over the fierce objection of Democrats. Read More

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Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing found dead in vehicle

The Associated Press reports Pennsylvania State Police spotted Stephens' auto Tuesday morning. A signal from his phone had gone out Monday from Erie -about 100 miles east of Cleveland. Pennsylvania State Police are expected to release more information at a 3:30 p.m. news conference . "He's laying there -Oh, Lord have mercy", she said, moments after walking out her front door and spotting Robert Godwin Sr.'s body. Read More

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Monsoon expected to be normal this year, says Met department

Monsoon expected to be normal this year, says Met department

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD ) said that India would receive "normal" monsoon, with a fair distribution of rainfall across the country. "IMD prediction of a normal monsoon augurs well for agriculture". Besides that, the monsoon rainfalls also help to bring the temperatures down across the country. This year's forecast of 96 percent comes amid a continuing drought in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Read More

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial highlights

Millions more will listen to the two-hour ceremony on their radios or watch on their televisions, or bow their heads at similar events at local monuments inscribed with the names of the dead. The Somme and Passchendaele were bloodier. Clark said the battle came at a awful cost to Canadians with more than 10,000 soldiers killed and wounded in horrific conditions. Read More

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Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. "No problem", Hernandez said. After the photo, the two saw each other outside the club and Salvador thanked Hernandez for the photo. Hernandez had a $41 million contract when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, an acquaintance. Read More

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Turkish referendum critics: 'talk to the hand'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Turkish referendum critics: 'talk to the hand'

LONDON, April 18 Turkish dollar bonds rose across the curve on Tuesday to five-month highs after President Tayyip Erdogan's narrow victory in a referendum on constitutional change granted him sweeping powers. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected criticism by worldwide election observers. Late Monday, Turkey's trade association of practicing lawyers also voiced non-confidence in the referendum results, again citing the YSK's late decision to allow unofficial ballots. Read More

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Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue

But how could it have been prevented in the first place? "It's just a financial solution", David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue, said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day". When airlines have to bump a passenger off a flight involuntarily, it usually happens at the gate, not on the plane. All three airlines have been caught up in the USA ban on electronics onboard. Read More

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Government announces immigration changes

Government announces immigration changes

Remuneration thresholds are also on the cards as anyone who earns less than $49,000 will no longer be classified as highly-skilled, regardless of whether their job may have been classified that way previously. They can now obtain work visas and student visas allowing them to attend school in New Zealand as domestic students. Ensuring the length of the visa in seasonal occupations aligns with peak labour demand, rather than for twelve months as is presently the case. Read More

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Afghanistan condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt

Afghanistan condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt

Later on Sunday, the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the twin church bombings on its so-called "Amaq" news website. Egyptian Christians have wept with rage as they buried their loved ones killed in two church bombings, furious at a state they believe will no longer protect them. Read More

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