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Harry Redknapp parachutes in to take over as Birmingham City manager

Birmingham's season began promisingly under new Derby manager Gary Rowett, who had taken them into contention for promotion before unexpectedly being sacked and replaced by Zola. City are in 20th place, three points above the relegation positions to the third-tier League One with just three games remaining. For sure I could stay, keeping them up is the key to it all, we have to make sure we stay in the league next year. Read More

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Trump considering order to withdraw from NAFTA

Trump considering order to withdraw from NAFTA

Freeland's sharp reminder: We like to be nice, but don't mess with us. "We do believe that a negotiated deal is achievable". Canada's foreign affairs minister is confident Canada and the United States can land a settlement on the softwood lumber trade war, after the Trump administration placed big, new tariffs on our lumber exports. Read More

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Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

Turkish opposition to challenge referendum at European court

On Monday, the European Union executive's commissioner responsible for membership applications, Johannes Hahn, called on European Union foreign ministers to consider ending Turkey's accession process when they meet in Malta on Friday. Later, the monitoring process was lifted and in December the European Union agreed to start full membership negotiations but talks which began in October 2005 made only little progress since then. Read More

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Germany: Turkey must answer reports of election fraud

Turkey's electoral authority has justified its decision to validate unstamped ballots cast during the country's referendum on boosting presidential powers, citing a duty to protect citizens' right to vote. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey on Thursday to answer questions raised by European observers, who found a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's powers was an uneven contest. Read More

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Here's How Trump's New Tax Plan Could Affect Your Wallet

The current tax rates in the USA cause the global corporations to move revenues and register IP in other countries, including Luxembourg, Ireland and Israel, where taxes are lower. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says the current deduction wrongly forces the federal government to subsidize high state income taxes. While Congress will likely pass some elements, there isn't much chance President Trump will be able to get all of the items on his tax reform wish list. Read More

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Donald Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea

Donald Trump warns of 'major, major conflict' with North Korea

North Korea was warned to stop testing missiles or feel the might of President Donald Trump's troops. Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve the crisis, but is not taking the military option off the table. At the same time, the U.S.is boosting its military presence in the area with an aircraft carrier battle group and submarine as it leaves open the option of striking first against Kim Jong Un's regime. Read More

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Barclays Q1 profit doubles, misses bond trading boom

Barclays Q1 profit doubles, misses bond trading boom

Barclays said its profit before tax was £1.7 billion, up from £793m a year ago and better than the £1.46 billion average estimate of analysts' forecasts compiled by the bank. Two influential investor advisory firms have raised concerns about Mr Staley and Sir Ian ahead of Barclays' annual general meeting on May 10. The Glass Lewis recommendation is an embarrassment for Barclays because it was only in February that it announced that Sir Ian had been appointed chairman of its new ... Read More

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US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

Last week, satellite images captured the site from above, but USA forces were tight-lipped about information on the strike, including the possibility of civilian casualties and the number of ISIS fighters that were killed . He says the U.S.is gathering further details. A third service member was wounded. There now have been three US service members killed fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan in 2017 - all in Nangarhar. Read More

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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

On Thursday, a North Korean official told CNN the country's nuclear tests would " never stop " as long as the USA continued what they viewed as "acts of aggression". After weeks of unusually blunt military threats, President Donald Trump's national security team briefed lawmakers Wednesday on North Korea's advancing nuclear capabilities that served to tamp down talk of military action amid alarm over Pyongyang's atomic and missile testing. Read More

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Nine HK democracy protesters arrested

Nine HK democracy protesters arrested

According to a statement Yau shared on Facebook , the pair were picked up at their homes this morning at 7am and arrested on suspicion of participating in an unlawful assembly. They said three of their assistants had been detained but it was unclear if they, too, had been charged. The spate of arrests comes ahead of an expected visit by China's President Xi Jinping to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's handover to China by Britain in 1997 on July 1. Read More

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Exxon Mobil seeks relief from United States sanctions to resume Russian oil project

The Trump administration delivered a setback to Exxon Mobil Friday, announcing that it would not grant the oil giant a waiver from sanctions against Russian Federation that would allow drilling in the Black Sea. It would have granted Exxon access to drill in Russia's Arctic waters, as well as areas near the Black Sea, an area with rich natural resources. Disclosure this week of Exxon's waiver bid prompted immediate opposition from key lawmakers, such as Senate armed services committee ... Read More

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Korea Marks Military Anniversary with Firing Drill

North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability and has conducted five nuclear tests on such occasions in the past. Once U.S. Today , North Korea spends more than any other country on military spending relative to GDP. The U.S. has drawn no explicit red line in the Korean Peninsula. Read More

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DE trooper slaying suspect identified; new details released

DE trooper slaying suspect identified; new details released

A Delaware state trooper, whose Facebook page identified him as being from Bowie, was shot and killed yesterday as he approached a suspicious vehicle outside a Wawa convenience store in Bear, Delaware. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, and several windows around 4 a.m. Ballard, wounded, sought shelter behind a parked vehicle, but Sealy chased after him and fired again, McQueen said, including several shots that he fired "at close range" when the officer was already on the ground. Read More

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White House readies order to quit NAFTA: administration official

The late-night television personality lampooned Canada's polite response to Trump's claims that Canada's lumber and dairy policies have been "rough" on the US or a "disgrace" that is hurting USA dairy farmers. Trump is considering an executive action that would notify Canada and Mexico he intends to begin a six-month process of withdrawal from the three-nation trade agreement, according to senior administration officials. Read More

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Full text of U.S. statement on North Korea policy

Washington and Seoul agreed to early deployment of the missile defence system after talks earlier this month between the South's acting president and visiting US Vice President Mike Pence. "In the United States and on both sides of the Korean De-Militarized Zone, the absence of a binding peace accord fuels fear and economic deprivation caused by diverting public resources in preparation for war, including deploying the controversial THAAD missile defense system in South Korea". Read More

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UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

Small businesses and individuals could not simply call up the tax man to ask for a lower tax bill, he said, vowing to chase down multi-national corporations for their full share of tax. Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Wednesday: "We have an interest.in predictability and reliability, because we want to get this process done in the prescribed period of time and above all because we don't need upheaval in this negotiating process - either at the beginning or the end". Read More

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China criticizes North Korea, praises USA on nuclear issue

China criticizes North Korea, praises USA on nuclear issue

Gordon Chang, author of the book 'Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, ' said President Trump was given a very hard situation when it comes to North Korea. There has been heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days. As the brown bomber jacket-clad vice president was briefed near the military demarcation line, two North Korean soldiers watched from a short distance away, one taking multiple photographs of the American visitor. Read More

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Australia, New Zealand back Trump on possible WTO action on Canada dairy

Australia, New Zealand back Trump on possible WTO action on Canada dairy

While speaking in Wisconsin Tuesday to announce his Buy American & Hire American executive order, President Donald Trump also said he plans to "stand up for our dairy farmers" regarding trade concerns with Canada. The president took issue with Canadian changes on milk classification that he said have put farmers in Wisconsin and NY state out of business. In the meantime, MacNaughton says Canada needs to be prepared on every single issue when it comes to cross-border trade and shouldn't ... Read More

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Book sale supports library

Book sale supports library

The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library is an active group of Santa Clarita residents who volunteer, advocate and fundraise to meet the needs of the Santa Clarita Public Library. Find the flawless gift book or stock up on books for summer reading. "We had a lot of students come past year and they went away with a lot of books", he said. Read More

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Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

The House GOP leadership announced late Thursday that it would vote next week on new sanctions against North Korea that would target its shipping industry and those who employ North Korean slave labor overseas. The legislation, approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month, is meant to cut off supplies of cash that help fund North Korea's nuclear program, and increase pressure to stop human rights abuses such as the use of slave labor, the bill's sponsor, Foreign Affairs Chairman ... Read More

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Macron, Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

Emmanuel Macron looks set to inflict a heavy defeat on the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, according to a new poll. Macron, an advocate of open borders, has urged French citizens not to "give in to fear". "I will be above partisan considerations", she said. She attacked Macron for being "weak" in the face of terrorism, days after an Islamist militant killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees boulevard. Read More

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