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GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. Hundreds of workers desperate for information about their jobs gathered at the plant Thursday to meet with government and military officials as well as representatives of the dealership that brought the lawsuit. Read More

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Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

Connelly wrote on Lowy Institute's Web site last March. The Asean summit in November would be the first time Trump would meet Duterte if he does not attend the Belt and Road Summit in China in May. "We hope that we showcase the best in the Philippines". "Minarapat ng national organizing council na ikalat 'yung mga meetings kung saan saang bahagi ng bansa para buong bansa, ma-showcase natin during our chairmanship", he said. Read More

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Klopp faces centre-back dilemma ahead of Palace visit

Klopp faces centre-back dilemma ahead of Palace visit

At the start of the season, it was predicted that Liverpool would struggle with injuries due not only to the squad size, but also the intensity of Klopp's "gegenpressing" style of football. Liverpool will be looking to cement their position in the top four when they face Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday. In an interview today with German network Sport 1 , Jurgen Klopp made comments suggesting that he could retire once his LFC tenure is over. Read More

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Trudeau leads Battle of Vimy 100-year commemoration in France

Previous attempts to capture the ridge resulted in the deaths of more than 150,000 French and British soldiers. Their sacrifices left an indelible mark on our history, and spurred the emergence of a Canadian national consciousness. French President Francois Hollande said the "blue ghosts of Vimy" serve as a reminder, not just of what happened 100 years ago, but what "free peoples" even today must sometimes do to protect peace. Read More

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US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

It marked a major departure from the criticism of U.S. military intervention and apparent support for Russia's role in Syria that Mr Trump voiced during his election campaign. "The man who rules the US claimed that he seeks to fight terrorists, but this action of the USA made all the terrorists happy", Rouhani noted. "There is no such thing as Assad yes, but ISIS no", Rubio said. Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg makes cursory mention of Facebook murder video at F8

Mark Zuckerberg makes cursory mention of Facebook murder video at F8

Stephens was spotted by an "alert citizen" around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Pennslyvania State Police Troopers troopers said in a Facebook post . Officers went after him, even bumping his vehicle to try to get it to stop. "He was just a no problem person at all, compared to a lot of people", said Cynthia Coley, a former neighbor. Melania reminds President Trump to raise hand for national anthem The First Lady will be moving to the White House this summer, and - if this video is anything to go by ... Read More

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GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

GM described the takeover as an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets". GM says its plant was seized Wednesday in disregard of its right to due process. "Like most carmakers in the oil-producing nation, it has seen production grind to a halt as the cash-strapped government chokes off its access to dollars needed to import parts and repatriate profits", the wire service writes. Read More

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USS Carl Vinson Wasn't Sailing to Deter N. Korea as Announced

Media across the world reported the alleged movement of the Vinson to an area near North Korea, interpreting it as a warning to North Korea over prospective missile or nuclear weapons tests. While the US Navy told Business Insider that the Vinson would eventually head to the Korean peninsula, the confusion around the timing of events has led some to question the Trump administration's resolve. Read More

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PM Narendra Modi: Use social media for public welfare, not for self-praise

PM Narendra Modi: Use social media for public welfare, not for self-praise

Talking about people's perception towards bureaucracy, he said when bureaucrats are not bad and they are not out to work with some bad will, then what is the reason that common man instead of having a "feeling" (bhaav), has "abhaav" (complaint)? "On this day, we need to think that do we accept our weakness or somebody running away from his responsibilities?" "Prime Minister Modi and Mogherini discussed regional and global developments of mutual interest", the Prime Minister's Office said in ... Read More

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Supreme Court raps Centre for making Aadhar mandatory

Supreme Court raps Centre for making Aadhar mandatory

In a separate ruling last month, the Supreme Court had also said the government can not require citizens to have an Aadhaar card to benefit from government welfare schemes. "We found a number of of Pan cards being used to divert funds to shell companies". Responding to the Court's question, Mr Rohatgi said they had, even earlier, found people procuring SIM cards for mobile phones on basis of fake identity cards and the top court had asked the government to keep a check on it. Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack

But Trump did not seem to change in his assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Trump has spoken of admiringly in the past. Details of the meeting were not released. Not only did Lavrov categorically dispute this interpretation of events, saying Russian Federation was "not convinced" by the US' evidence that sarin gas was deliberately used, but called for an "honest investigation" into the attack that he suggested would reveal the United States and UN were bluffing if it did ... Read More

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House Election-Georgia story

National Right to Life has endorsed Karen Handel (R) following the special election in Georgia's sixth congressional district to replace former Rep. There will now be a run-off between Ossoff and Handel. "I'm supporting Karen Handel because she is a strong conservative who will represent the best interests of those in the 6th Congressional District", Deal said. Read More

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Fugitive Mexican politician wanted on organised crime charges held in Guatemala

Duarte was one of a triumvirate of rogue PRI governors sought by the Mexican authorities. His arrest was a joint operation between Interpol and Guatemalan police, Mexico's attorney general said. Duarte, of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), resigned past year before the end of his term and then went into hiding. He was extradited to the United States and convicted of ties to drug trafficking, before being returned to Mexico, where he was again jailed. Read More

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Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

Pro-pot activists plan to hand out joints outside Capitol

The latter event is scheduled to take place when Congress is in session. The scene was a freakish confluence of buttoned-up Washington politicos and cannabis enthusiasts. While someone may be inclined to take advantage of Washington's consumption laws in one of its attractive parks, numerous District's outdoor spaces are actually managed by the Interior Department. Read More

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Kashmiris threatened in some states, ensure their safety: Rajnath to CMs

Kashmiris threatened in some states, ensure their safety: Rajnath to CMs

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State for Home, talking to media in New Delhi said, "We do accept that the situation in Kashmir is not completely under control". "The incident happened at 6pm when Kashmiri students were returning to their hostel". As per a statement, the party has expressed serious concern over the alleged harassment faced by the Kashmiri students studying outside the state, and demanded swift action into this incident to punish the guilty. Read More

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Deported man with DACA status suing to return to U.S.

On Wednesday, the department said Montes lost his protected status because he left the United States without permission and was caught trying to re-enter the country. "I miss my job". Juan Manuel Montes, 23, is believed to be the first DACA recipient to be deported, an unprecedented move that activists argue proves Dreamers are also targeted for deportation under the administration. Read More

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Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump blast

Trudeau signalled that he is optimistic he can persuade Trump, saying the US president is "unlike many politicians" and avoids the instinct to "stick with" a particular position. Dairy Export Council. "We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada, and we're going to say, 'What happened?' And they might give us an answer, but we're going to get the solution and not just the answer, because we know what the solution is". Read More

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Government unveils proposed marijuana legislation

Teens and minors under the age of 18, would be prohibited from having or buying marijuana. "We know that criminal prohibition has failed to protect our kids and our communities", said parliamentary secretary Bill Blair. Bringing marijuana products across the border could cause confusion for citizens of both countries: Americans who may cross back into the US still under the influence, and Canadians who enter the USA unwittingly in possession of marijuana. Read More

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Is Jason Chaffetz Running for Governor of Utah?

He first entered the political arena in 2003, serving as former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.'s campaign manager and chief of staff for two years, and was elected to the U.S. Whatever he decides, it is nearly certain that we won't have seen the last of Chaffetz when he leaves office in 2019. No firm progress on either of those ideas has been made so far in the present Congress. Read More

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Buttler hits out to deny Maxwell's Punjab

Amla's 60-ball effort was laced with eight hits to the fence and six over it while Maxwell consumed just 18 balls and struck four boundaries and three sixes. He made 77 off 37 balls, including fives sixes and seven boundaries. Earlier, Hashim Amla's (104 n o, 60b, 8×4, 6×6) classy century powered KXIP to a challenging 198 for four. Read More

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Pence says Trump to attend Asian summit in Nov

The day's meetings will be culminated by a gala dinner hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte, chair of the 30th ASEAN Summit. The outcome of the informal summit between United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping was good for Asean - as it exceeded Asean leaders' expectations. Read More

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Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments

Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Gorsuch to the court before oral arguments began. Gorsuch responded by thanking Roberts and the other justices for the "warm welcome" that he had received. President Donald Trump praised Gorsuch in a formal statement released by the White House saying, "As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction as he continues to faithfully and vigorously defend our Constitution". Read More

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Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium

Suspect in foiled French election attack also sought by Belgium

Security concerns have come to the fore after two men were arrested in Marseille on Tuesday, suspected of planning an imminent attack aimed at the presidential campaign. The EU executive was referring to Le Pen's demand on Tuesday night that French TV station remove the blue, yellow-starred EU flag from the stage where she would be interviewed, leaving just the French blue-white-and-red flag. Read More

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