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Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

He said President Trump is determined to spur economic growth, "whether it's the trade policies, whether it's regulatory relief, whether it's the tax plan". But the administration has yet to determine the income levels for people who would be put in each bracket. Meanwhile, the border adjustment tax , which would have raised taxes on imported goods, is not in Trump's plans. Read More

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Scottish parliament says 3 suspect packages sent to political offices

Scottish parliament says 3 suspect packages sent to political offices

There have been three incidents in the past week which are described as being 'associated with the forthcoming United Kingdom general election'. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Separately, Labour Party lawmaker Peter Hain, who represents an area in Wales, confirmed via text to Reuters a report in the Guardian newspaper that police were investigating a letter sent to him containing white powder. Read More

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Trump takes on NK as No. 1 national security priority: senior diplomat

USA officials said military strikes remained an option but played down the prospect, though the administration has sent an aircraft carrier and a nuclear-powered submarine to the region in a show of force. Angry protests on Thursday greeted the first US military trucks carrying parts for a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery that is hastily being set up in southern Korea. Read More

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27 stress they are united heading into Brexit talks

She was speaking ahead of a summit in Brussels on Saturday, where the leaders of the 27 remaining countries will adopt guidelines for the talks prepared by member states' diplomats and European Union officials. Mr Johnson was not clear whether he opposed agreeing a divorce settlement or paying it before trade negotiations, but struck a defiant tone, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "If you're saying that they want the money before they get any substantive talks then that is obviously ... Read More

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Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

The Israeli military Twitter account announced it had intercepted a "target" using its Patriot missile defence system over the Golan Heights on the border with Syria, without elaborating. SANA did not say when the interview was recorded. The airport is used for civilian and military flights. They said the drone came from Syrian airspace, but there is as yet no indication whose drone it actually was, or what it was doing. Read More

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US Concerned Russia Supplying Arms To Afghan Taliban

Ghani traveled to the base in Balkh on Saturday from where he strongly condemned the attack, according to a tweet from the official Twitter account of the presidential palace. A top U.S. Army general has suggested during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Russian Federation is arming Taliban militants. Read More

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Woman Shot after Anti Terror Raid in North London

The operations were not related to an earlier arrest made near Downing Street after the discovery of knives carried in a rucksack during a stop-and-search as part of an intelligence-led operation, police said. IBTimes UK is a news organisation that keeps its global audience of 55 million monthly readers in the know with quality storytelling and analysis of global relevance. Read More

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Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

The most notable exception is his effort to pressure US companies on the issues of keeping jobs at home, where 73 percent of Americans approve, including 54 percent of Democrats. And a majority, 54%, said they did not have a problem with Trump working out of Mar-a-lago, his private club in Florida. Democrats said they vigorously oppose any money for the border wall in a new spending bill, setting the stage for a last-minute showdown as the White House and lawmakers scramble to pass a ... Read More

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US steps up pressure on North Korea

US steps up pressure on North Korea

Both of Hawaii's representatives in the House, Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard, are members of the HASC. In a show of military might, the USA has sent a massive amount of American weaponry to the region. The officials weren't authorized to speak publicly about plans for the closed-door briefings and requested anonymity. John McCain, an Arizona Republican. Read More

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Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

Trump says Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

Trump says he agreed, but only if the countries reach a "fair deal", adding the relationship with those countries is good and a deal is "very possible". "We remain supportive of efforts to modernize NAFTA and further expand access for USA soy in Mexico and Canada, and we look forward to working with the administration to realize these goals". Read More

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United States sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

United States sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

He has vowed to stop it from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. The U.S. became increasingly concerned that North Korea was planning additional missile and nuclear tests, while North Korea blamed the U.S. Earlier this week, it held a briefing on the country for the entire Senate after which the State Department issued a statement saying Mr Trump wanted to dismantle North Korea's nuclear programme. Read More

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Top Admiral: US Forces Capable Against N. Korean Threat

Top Admiral: US Forces Capable Against N. Korean Threat

It is likely that rather than providing a tool that can shoot down missiles heading toward Japan, the U.S., South Korea, Canada or anywhere else within range, the four ships will act as a heavily-armed deterrent. North Korea will no longer host this year's judo world junior championships because of security risks amid rising tensions with South Korea and the United States. Read More

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Rare White House briefing called over escalating situation in North Korea

Rare White House briefing called over escalating situation in North Korea

On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who along with Sen. "The reason North Korea wants to build a nuclear weapon is so that Kim Jong Un can hold on to power", Gardner said. But he declined to provide specifics in an open setting. According to the Department of Defense, as of 2016, approximately 54,000 USA military personnel are stationed in Japan and another 28,500 are stationed in South Korea. Read More

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Jets take LSU safety Jamal Adams with No

Jets take LSU safety Jamal Adams with No

The 2017 NFL Draft will officially get underway on Thursday night and all 32 team will press forward in their quest to bolster their roster in hopes of embarking on a Super Bowl journey. "The culture we're trying to create, I think he's ideal for our building". "This included a 29-9 victory over Louisville and Lamar Jackson in the Citrus Bowl in which the Heisman Trophy victor was kept out of the end zone for the first time all season". Read More

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'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

His wig reveals itself to be a small dog. Mr Trump however seems to be happy with the progress he has made in his first 100 days in office - which is officially on Saturday. Marge has run out of prescription pills, complaining " this was supposed to last me the whole four years! ". A calendar showing through 2020 pops up with another voiceover which says, "Paid for by anybody else, 2020". Read More

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Cuomo marks opening of new span at Kosciuszko Bridge

Cuomo marks opening of new span at Kosciuszko Bridge

By 2020, the bridge will be two spans, with five lanes on the Queens-bound side and four lanes and a pedestrian path on the Brooklyn-bound side. The $555 million phase one project is the largest single contract that the state Department of Transportation has ever undertaken, leading to the construction of the Queens-bound bridge, which includes three lanes of traffic in each direction until the completion of the second phase. Read More

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North Korean missiles within range of US

Mr Shearer suggested upgrading the navy's Air Warfare Destroyers so they could intercept missiles with SM-3 missiles, Fairfax Media reports. Harris told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that the US -delivered THAAD anti-ballistic missile system being installed in South Korea would be operational in "a couple of days". Read More

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AAP in huddle; Kejriwal asks councillors 'not to betray party'

He also stressed that AAP councillors are likely to face unwarranted duress as and when they will uncover corruption, but he advised them to stay strong and pursue the party's anti-corruption agenda relentlessly. "This party has emerged from an anti-corruption movement; so, please work with full honesty", Kejriwal said. More on that oath which Kejriwal made the 48 new AAP councillors take. Read More

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Syria blames Israel for attack on Damascus airport

Syria blames Israel for attack on Damascus airport

Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russian Federation for restraint. Russia, whose forces are helping President Bashar al-Assad fight Islamic State and other militant groups, regularly says it is the only foreign power operating on Syrian territory at the Syrian government's invitation and has spoken out strongly against Turkish strikes as well as a recent USA ... Read More

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Dolphins go defense with 22nd pick, selecting DE Charles Harris

Dolphins go defense with 22nd pick, selecting DE Charles Harris

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier highlighted Harris' competitive spirit among numerous attributes that motivated Miami to take him at No. 22. Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. A two-time second team All-SEC selection during the 2015-16 season, Harris hails from the University of Missouri. The Dolphins ranked 30th in run defense last season, and tied for 19th in sacks. Read More

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White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that MacArthur's amendment was a key factor in getting conservative votes. "I am not looking at this through a political lens", MacArthur said. Overall, the legislation would cut the Medicaid program for the poor, eliminate Obama's fines for people who don't buy insurance and provide generally skimpier subsidies. Read More

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