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Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

Roughly 500 people are expected this afternoon at a campaign rally here featuring Donald Trump Jr., the president's son. Trump's son is an avid hunter. "They are a species of concern but also a species not in need of management", he said. "They don't know how much fun it is", he said. The Montana congressional special elections are heating up with both House candidates trying to prove their love for guns by shooting screens in a pair of warring advertisements. Read More

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Trump to meet Italian premier ahead of G-7 meeting in Italy

Gentiloni had just finished making a case for U.S. involvement in stabilizing Libya by helping the internationally recognized government in Tripoli establish control over the country's entire territory. Gentiloni has strongly criticized protectionist trade policies, such as those proposed by Trump's administration, that advocate shielding a country's domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports. Read More

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Paris shooting: Gunman named as police seek possible accomplices

Scraps of paper scrawled with the addresses of police stations and a satchel of weapons, munitions and the Muslim holy book were discovered in his vehicle. However, it was unclear whether Thursday's deadly assault would sway or dissuade the legions of undecided voters. Following a meeting yesterday that reviewed security plans for the two-round vote that begins tomorrow, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said: "Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country". Read More

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Parliament approves Prime Minister Theresa May's General Election call

Unofficial electioneering kicked off in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons, as May traded barbs with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. She said she changed her mind on a walking holiday over the Easter break with her husband last week, after "reluctantly" concluding that the "game-playing" over Brexit among politicians in London would make negotiating much harder. Read More

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India and Australia decide to expand defence-security ties

The two countries yesterday signed half a dozen agreements in areas including anti-terror cooperation and civil aviation security, and agreed to continue talks on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I will discuss the enormous opportunities for collaboration between Australia and India". "The Australia-India Research Fund of almost $100 million has focused on collaborative research projects in the areas such as nano-technology, smart cities, ... Read More

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Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) - From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the USA military, promising it would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Read More

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Search on for dog after it was placed on wrong Westjet aircraft

Search on for dog after it was placed on wrong Westjet aircraft

The mother of the dog's owner, Tanya Simon, issued a desperate plea on facebook yesterday about "Cooper" the Golden Labradoodle that was supposed to be flown from Halifax to Deer Lake, but instead ended up in Hamilton. This is far from the first time that a dog has been lost on a flight. "The safety and care of pets, whether they are travelling as cargo or as carry-on, is always a top priority for WestJet and we sincerely apologize to the pet's owner for what has occurred", she said. Read More

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Trump warns North Korea it has 'gotta behave'

Earlier on Tuesday North Korea accused the United States of bringing the Korean Peninsula into "a unsafe situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment ". And when asked what he plans next, President Trump said, "Wait and see". From China's standpoint, a peaceful solution means not only sanctions but a return to talks between the USA and North Korea. Read More

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More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base

According to officials, five attackers were involved, including one suicide bomber who detonated an explosives belt and four gunmen who stormed the building. He said one of the attackers was caught and arrested. "They killed soldiers at prayer in a Mosque and others in a dining facility". There were conflicting reports as to how the guerrillas made their way inside the vast, heavily fortified base, with some reports saying they managed to enter the compound of the 209 Corps by joining a ... Read More

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OSCE urges Russia to investigate reports gay men tortured in Chechnya

OSCE urges Russia to investigate reports gay men tortured in Chechnya

Organizations like Amnesty International , Stonewall and Human Rights Campaign are leading the protests. Kadyrov is a thug who publicly supports honor killings. Foster-Bell said the reports coming out of Chechnya "require us to raise our voices". When speaking with Metro .co.uk Alexander Artemyev from Amnesty International Russia said "This case is one of the most hard we ever dealt with". Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn vows to tackle 'rigged system' in battle with 'Establishment'

The latest poll comes after ComRes and ICM gave the Conservatives a 21 point lead, suggesting Theresa May could win a triple-digit majority at the general election on 8 June. But the Tories called the comments "a massive own goal", saying the Labour-led Welsh government had overseen increases in class sizes in Wales. Corbyn, a socialist who has pledged higher taxes on the wealthy and a crackdown on powerful corporations, said on Thursday that he would prove wrong the election experts who ... Read More

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Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading "Pukkuksong" during the military parade in North Korean marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung. South Korea's Ministry of Unification, which handles inter-Korea relations, said Kim Won-hong might have completed his term at the prison camp and been reinstated, though he was absent during a parliamentary meeting in Pyongyang on Tuesday. Read More

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Le Pen Wants All Terrorist Suspects Expelled From France

That leaves technocrat and former minister Emmanuel Macron, who refuses to say where on the left-right spectrum his politics lie, the only leading candidate dedicated to keeping France in the EU. At a televised news conference, Le Pen, 48, demanded the closure of all "Islamist" mosques in France, the expulsion of hate preachers and the reinstatement of French borders. Read More

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Turkey: Main opposition party files for referendum annulment

Turkey: Main opposition party files for referendum annulment

On Tuesday, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) requested the poll be scrapped due to alleged violations, including vote rigging. Mesut Gecgel, one of the people detained in early morning raids, said on Twitter that he had been targeted by police for inciting people to protest and saying that the results were illegitimate. Read More

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United States fighter pilot approaching USS Carl Vinson ejects

Tensions between North Korea and the US rose ahead of the isolated nation's annual celebration of its founding, when it was expected to test its nuclear program. He stated the situation in the Korean peninsula is highly sensitive all countries involved should avoid aggravating the situation. "The president said we have an armada going to the peninsula", Spicer said . Read More

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27 died as ISIS bombs church in Egypt on Palm Sunday

27 died as ISIS bombs church in Egypt on Palm Sunday

Coming on Palm Sunday, when Christians mark the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, the bombings appeared created to spread fear among Copts, who make up 10 percent of Egypt's population. George Church in Tanta, with at least 27 killed and another 78 wounded in the explosion, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. Coptic Pope Tawadros II was expected to meet with Pope Francis during Pope Francis's visit to Egypt later this month. Read More

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Britain 'concerned' by North Korea missile test

Military planes flew in formation, creating the number "105" above Kim Il Sung Square. Unlike at previous Pyongyang parades there did not appear to be any Chinese representatives present. Last year, Pyongyang attempted to launch a Musudan missile on April 15, an auspicious date on which millions celebrate Kim II Sung's birthday. A report emerged this week that Trump is ready to launch a preemptive strike against North Korea if officials believe Pyongyang is going to go through with a nuclear ... Read More

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United Kingdom parliament approves June 8 general election

May wasted no time , going from the vote in Parliament to kick off her campaign with a speech in to supporters northwestern England. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP said Wednesday that May can not be trusted with her U-turn. The Lib Dems now have just nine seats in Parliament. On Wednesday, May repeated her belief that there is "no turning back" on Brexit. Both Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists and the Liberal Democrats want Britain to remain in the EU's single market - something May ... Read More

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United Nations condemns North Korea missile launch after Russia, US spar over words

The latest bellicose statement follows North Korea's weekend display of military hardware in a parade marking the birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung and two attempted missile tests, one of which failed. The U.S. and its allies have for decades tried variations of that strategy without much success. It is unclear what Xi said, though there have been persistent attempts by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to portray ancient Korean kingdoms as part of the Chinese empire. Read More

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Venezuela officials: 12 dead in overnight violence

Nine other people have been killed in violence associated with a wave of anti-government demonstrations in the past three weeks in which protesters have clashed with security forces in melees lasting well into the night. "We have been experiencing four consecutive years of recession ; we have the highest inflation in the world and are facing scarcity in many basic goods", José Manuel Puente, a professor of public policy at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administraciónin Caracas , ... Read More

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Pence, Turnbull urge China to pressure N. Korea

Pence, Turnbull urge China to pressure N. Korea

Dougal Robinson, a research fellow with the United States Studies Centre in Sydney , said the timing of Pence's visit to Australia - a mere three months into Trump's presidency - is significant. "In the aftermath of the Trump-Turnbull phone call, and no record of any conversation between the president and the prime minister since that phone call, the vice president is clearly coming to try to reassure Australia's political leaders about US commitment to the alliance with Australia", Robinson ... Read More

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Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

The current wave of marches, the most sustained protests against Maduro since 2014, has sparked regular melees in which youths and National Guard troops exchange volleys of rocks and tear gas. Earlier Friday, officials reported that one of the dead was Mervins Guitian. On Thursday, he said the opposition had agreed to new talks. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Read More

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Cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist

Cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist

He wrote that Hollins was acting odd and started yelling, "I need my mom". In his report, Bongiovanni wrote that Hollins' vehicle didn't have a license plate and that the driver had switched lanes multiple times without signaling. Once he was out of the vehicle, however, the veteran officer "clocked him real good" for no apparent reason. Hollins was approached by reporters outside the county jail, where he was released on $7,500 bail. Read More

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