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American detained in North Korea

North Korea also detained a USA citizen as he tried to leave the capital Pyongyang. The news comes amid an ongoing standoff between the United States and North Korea over their deployment of nuclear arms. "The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", Pence said. "We call on (North Korea) to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its ... Read More

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Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo goes up for sale

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo goes up for sale

Jimmy Choo reserves the right to alter or terminate the formal sale process at any time, Moody's said. It has declined to make any further comment until the strategic options are outlined. The company listed on the United Kingdom stock market in 2014. Its annual revenues grew by 14 per cent to £364 million in the year to the end of December while adjusted EBITDA grew by 15.7 per cent to £59 million. Read More

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China Warns Unhinged Trump to Stop Making Matters Worse With North Korea

Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discuss the "urgent security challenge" posed by North Korea in a phone call, the White House says. "She's doing a good job", Trump said. Ambassador Nikki Haley . Despite Haley's comments, Trump is reputed to be wary of aides getting too much publicity and overshadowing him. You see the way I'm talking about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the same thing; but if you do a great job at the United Nations, I feel much differently about it because ... Read More

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French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

President Trump said this week that he believed Le Pen was "the strongest on what's been going on in France ", while former President Barack Obama called to wish Macron well in the poll. Mr Melenchon also voted in Paris . "With pollsters and analysts giving the [Le Pen] virtually no chance in the second round against Macron, those really big worries that many had coming into this election - the risk of "Frexit" and a breakup of the eurozone - have definitely subsided". Read More

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President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order

White House officials plan to unveil the broad principles of their tax plan Wednesday, though details of what would be in the release remained fluid Monday, another White House official said. "I want to read every one, I want to learn about every one of them, but we have one that I hope will go down as one of the greats". "Keep in mind, we have - it's a balancing act in that, Chris", Mulvaney said. Read More

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Scottish Conservatives open up lead over Scottish Labour

Scottish Conservatives open up lead over Scottish Labour

The National has the headline "Warning signal" and says Sturgeon has issued a red alert to voters in Scotland after polls forecast a Tory resurgence north of the Border in the snap General Election. And we will give schools and colleges, those engines of opportunity, the funding they need. "A campaign called by the prime minister last week for one goal and one objective only: to strengthen the grip of the Tory party and crush dissent and opposition, and to do so before possible criminal ... Read More

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Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel Holocaust day

On Sunday night, President Rivlin addressed the opening ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, saying, "Holocaust remembrance and the lessons to be learned are founded on three central pillars: We shall always undertake our own defense; the shared common Jewish destiny; and beloved is man for he was created in God's image". Read More

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Zarif calls U.S. bombing of Syria unacceptable

Zarif calls U.S. bombing of Syria unacceptable

Observers said the U.S. missile attack against the Syrian airfield threatened to spark a major confrontation between the major powers of Russian Federation and the US. Lavrov that Moscow has asked Washington about the goal of the buildup and received assurances they were there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq. Read More

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Russian Federation is now the world's third largest military spender

Russian Federation is now the world's third largest military spender

Nan Tian said. The US remained the top spender as its expenditure grew by 1.7% between 2015 and 2016 to $611 billion while China boosted its expenditure by 5.4% to $215 billion, a lower rate than in previous years. China is second on the list, spending $215 billion, an increase of 5.4 per cent from past year. Pakistan's military expenditure was $9.93 billion, but it did not feature in the top 15 list. Read More

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Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the employees targeted by the sanctions work in chemistry-related fields or have been working "in support of chemical weapons programs since at least 2012". The U.S. retaliated earlier this month by launching missiles against a Syrian airfield. On April 4, Syrian opposition forces claimed that more than 80 people had been killed in a reported chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, and a further 200 people were injured, blaming the attack on the Syrian ... Read More

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Trump Won't Sack Sean Spicer Because he Gets 'Great Ratings'

Trump Won't Sack Sean Spicer Because he Gets 'Great Ratings'

During a small working lunch at the White House last month, the question of job security in President Trump's tumultuous White House came up, and one of the attendees wondered whether press secretary Sean Spicer might be the first to go. I'm just looking forward to the day when Trump brings out a WWE star to suplex Spicer in the middle of a press conference. Roughly two weeks later, Melissa McCarthy made millions laugh across America with her impersonation of Spicer as a hysterical, ... Read More

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Powerful 6.9 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reported

Powerful 6.9 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reported

The USGS revised the quake's magnitude down from an initial reading of 7.1. She said that people ran out of the facility carrying children as the tsunami alarm sounded. Most of Chile's large copper mines are in the far north of the country. It was followed soon afterwards by two aftershocks - measuring 5.0 and 5.4 - which hit in the same region. Read More

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Entire US Senate to Meet With Top Trump Officials Over North Korea

Senators to the White House for a meeting on Wednesday where they will be briefed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis on the situation in the Korean Peninsula. Trump, who called the leaders of China and Japan during the weekend, told UN Security Council ambassadors on Monday that "the status quo" is not acceptable, and said the council must be ready to impose new sanctions. Read More

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Father of NFL hopeful killed in South Florida

Father of NFL hopeful killed in South Florida

An investigation is underway but was not ruled an intentional shooting. Investigators determined the Lake Park father was doing fix work and someone in another room nearby, who was moving a firearm off of a shelf, when the gun discharged, fired a bullet that hit Rudolph in the back of his neck. Read More

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Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, threatening to overshadow a visit by U.S. this barbaric enemy", Mattis said. In the 1980s, Russian Federation fought its own war in Afghanistan, losing thousands of troops to insurgents supplied with advanced USA weaponry, such as shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. Read More

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French-Swiss cement maker CEO steps down after Syria probe

French-Swiss cement maker CEO steps down after Syria probe

Eric Olsen will leave on 15 July 2017, two years after taking up the CEO role and assuming responsibility for successfully implementing the merger of Lafarge and Holcim. LafargeHolcim is expected to announce the findings of its internal investigation shortly. LafargeHolcim said in March that it had uncovered evidence of payments but was unable to say "with certainty" who profited from the cash. Read More

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Students clash with forces in Srinagar, 24 hurt

Students clash with forces in Srinagar, 24 hurt

Students said they wanted to protest against the atrocities inflicted on them allegedly by police during the recent student unrest in the Valley. One key feature of the demonstrations was the participation of dozens of girls from the Government Women's College, some of them seen throwing stones at the forces and kicking their vehicles. Read More

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Cops: Worker fatally shot supervisor, self in Dallas office building

Cops: Worker fatally shot supervisor, self in Dallas office building

The Dallas Police Department tweeted that the incident is still being investigated but that no officers suffered life-threatening injuries. As of now, the condition of the wounded remains unknown, as well as the status of the shooter. Dallas-based KXAS reported police have not confirmed any details, including injuries. Television footage shows a heavy police response outside the building. Read More

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Le Pen's run-off campaign targets far left and right

Macron is the clear favourite to become France's youngest-ever president after topping Sunday's ballot with 23.75 percent of votes, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen on 21.53 percent. The same polls show Macron defeating Le Pen by around 30 percentage points in two weeks time and that will allow players who have hedged - or dumped - their holdings of euro zone assets to buy back in. Read More

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J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

He was rushed to Srinagar SMHS hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to injuries. Find us on Facebook too! At that time, his PSO retaliated and that resulted in the killing of one militant. Some students then started throwing stones, following which the police and other security forces used batons to chase them away. A group of students tried to take out a protest march from SP College on Maulana Azad Road here but were stopped by the police. Read More

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March For Science Famous 5 Signs: Anti-Trump Sentiments High At Rally

March For Science Famous 5 Signs: Anti-Trump Sentiments High At Rally

Participants had gathered at Washington's National Mall to hear speakers give speeches appreciating the importance of science and railing against policymakers who seem oblivious to climate change theories, reports said . President Donald Trump, in an Earth Day statement hours after the marches kicked off, said that "rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate ". Read More

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Easter egg hunts set

Easter egg hunts set

Seniors at the Hunter Community Center fill close to 4,000 eggs with candy treats and, sometimes, small toys for children to enjoy. "This is the third year in a row for us", said local resident Shannon Faith. "The Easter bunny did a great job", smiled Christine Moore, whose 3-year-old toddler was picking up colorful plastic eggs with the younger group. The seventh annual Twi-Light Egg Hunt will be held Thursday at Riverfront Park, located at 6 Elm Street in Conway. Read More

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Terrorist violence looms large as France goes to polls on Sunday

A note praising the Islamic State group was found near his body. The men had used a number of aliases, switched mobile phones frequently and used pre-paid bank cards to evade police. In an angry response, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve accused Le Pen of attempting to exploit the killing, "as she does after every tragedy". "Will have a big effect on presidential election!" As Paris got back to business, municipal workers in white hygiene suits were out before dawn to wash down the ... Read More

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Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

Labour has a real opportunity in this general election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out any chance of a "progressive alliance" with the SNP in a bid to lock the Tories out of power at Westminster. "If they don't take them, we're at danger. I know which side I'm on, you know which side you're on". "I'm not sure that Jeremy Corbyn would". Mr Corbyn said Conservative cuts to education budgets would only make the problem worse. Read More

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Corbyn kicks off United Kingdom election campaign, vowing to overturn 'rigged system'

Corbyn kicks off United Kingdom election campaign, vowing to overturn 'rigged system'

Polls suggest the party could lose dozens of their current 229 seats in Parliament. "Under the (Brexit) treaty everything under the treaty is under the court", Mr Tajani said. The Conservatives now hold 330 of the 650 seats. And he said he was supporting a campaign, also backed by anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller, to fund candidates who want to see another, "final" vote on the exit deal. Read More

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