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Clark warns knee-jerk response to softwood duties could undermine talks

The U.S.is imposing significant duties of up to 24 per cent on lumber imports from Canada. British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the difference between her party accepting donations from American lumber companies and NDP Leader John Horgan welcoming support from a forestry union with ties to USA industry is that she won't allow the money to influence her commitment to putting B.C. Read More

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Eurozone inflation bounces back to 1.9%

The bank is not expected to make any changes to its record low interest rates or mass-stimulus programme, so market reaction to this meeting may hinge on just a few crucial words. Reuters reports that the usa shale oil boom has raised the risk of competition with OPEC, which has flagged an extension to supply cuts in June but may change its outlook if United States shale producers stand to benefit from higher prices and increased market share. Read More

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US, North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would chair a special ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea on Friday. "Denuclearization is unlikely at this point - at least in the near term and at least under this regime", Kelly Magsamen, former principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

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Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

In October 2014, shortly after Flynn was forced out as DIA director, he was explicitly counseled in a letter from the DIA that he was bound by the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which " prohibits receipt of consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria, or salary by all retired military personnel, officer and enlisted, regular and reserve, from a foreign government unless congressional consent is first obtained " from the secretaries of defense and state. Read More

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MCD polls: BJP trounces AAP

Maken also called for a probe into "EVM tampering". Cracks have already started appearing in the party with MP Bhagwant Mann criticising the management of elections in Punjab, and Kumar Vishwas indirectly criticising Kejriwal's defence of partymen under the corruption scanner. Read More

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France's Le Pen Uses Guerrilla Tactics to Unsettle Macron

France's Le Pen Uses Guerrilla Tactics to Unsettle Macron

Macron succeeded to win the first round of vote with support of 24.01 percent of voters, while right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen finished second backed by 21.3 percent of French voters. Le Pen's chief of staff and another party official have been charged with concealment, and a French prosecutor is investigating the activities of the far-right party on the afore-mentioned regional council in northern France , according to a statement made on Tuesday by a judicial source. Read More

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President Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

The agreement was actually signed by his predecessor, George H.W. Bush in 1992 and went into effect in 1994 after Clinton signed the NAFTA bill Congress passed into law. Among those who discouraged Trump from signing the order was Sen. His trade views are mostly based on the idea that foreign competition is bad, and that returning Americans to factory jobs would make America great again. Read More

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NFL Draft Results: Houston Texans Trade Up, Draft Deshaun Watson 12th Overall

NFL Draft Results: Houston Texans Trade Up, Draft Deshaun Watson 12th Overall

Watson , a two-time Davey O'Brien award victor, is regarded as the greatest quarterback in Clemson history, having guided the Tigers to back-to-back national championship appearances with the title going to Clemson in 2017. " One of the things that stands out to you is his character, the things he's overcome in his life". But Watson went up against Alabama and an unbeaten season and all the history the Crimson Tide bring to moments like these, and still found a way to win the game. Read More

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Lokpal bill is a workable piece of legislation: SC

Lokpal bill is a workable piece of legislation: SC

Standing committee has already given its nod to the proposed amendment a year ago but the appointment of Lokpal is unlikely to see the light of the day ahead of the monsoon session. The apex court has therefore been asked to intervene in a plea by a group of NGOs and activists for the appointment of the Lokpal. Not accepting the submission that court should read down certain provisions so that the Lokpal Law could be enforced, SC said: "Reading down a statute to make it workable in a ... Read More

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Kenya: Longtime Opposition Leader Named as Flag Bearer

Mr Odinga is trying to run on an anti-corruption message and is also emphasising that he is the candidate of national unity, says the BBC's Dickens Olewe. To stop the killings global mediators forced a deal that saw the incumbent, Mwai Kibaki, continue as president with Odinga taking the specially created position of prime minister in a power-sharing government. Read More

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Tillerson says China asked NK to stop nuke tests

Tillerson says China asked NK to stop nuke tests

If that is what the U.S. administration thinks Kim's motivation is, it is not at all clear how they think sanctions would change what they present as a bedrock belief of the North Korean leader. China in January suspended coal imports from the North for the rest of the year, but it did so following the passage of a Security Council resolution capping Pyongyang's coal exports. Read More

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Investors Applaud French Vote With Stock Rally

Investors Applaud French Vote With Stock Rally

Many investors expect Macron to win a runoff election set for May 7 against Le Pen. France's CAC 40 index jumped 4.1 percent and at one point touched its highest level since 2008. Bank of America surged 4.1 percent, and SunTrust Banks gained 3.6 percent. Oil prices recouped just a little of last week's hefty losses, still weighed by signs USA production and inventory growth were offsetting OPEC's attempts to reduce the global crude glut. Read More

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Iran denounces Turkish air raid on Iraq

The United States expressed concern over the attack, saying Turkey didn't coordinate with the USA -led anti-terror coalition. Since July 2015, the Turkish air force has been carrying out operations against PKK positions in the country's southeastern border region as well as in northern Iraq and neighboring Syria. Read More

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Syria still has chemical weapons: US defence secy

Referring to another irritant in the relationship, the Russian ministry said Lavrov called on Tillerson to hand back "Russian diplomatic property in the US unlawfully confiscated by the Barack Obama administration". The US State Department later released a brief statement saying Tillerson and Lavrov spoke to "follow up bilateral issues" and topics "including the OPCW investigation into Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 4". Read More

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Watch all the goals as Blues extend Premier League lead

After Gary Cahill restored Chelsea's lead, Costa scored two contrasting goals in the second half. Gary Cahill drove home a fearless header with just seconds of the first half remaining. Oriol Romeu , playing against his former club, levelled mid-way through the first half when he stabbed home Manolo Gabbiadini's cross-shot after Chelsea were found wanting at a corner. Read More

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China launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier

China launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier

While the new, unnamed carrier looks like their original, Soviet-made Liaoning carrier, China has incorporated lessons learned from the older vessel into their new ship. "So we need at least five to six aircraft carriers". Meet the Shandong , the first ever Chinese-built aircraft carrier. "[The new carrier] is likely to be seen as further evidence of China's desire to become the most powerful and influential country in the region", The Guardian quoted Michael Chase, an expert on the ... Read More

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US sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power

US sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power

With global support, the Trump administration wants to exert a "burst" of economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea that yields results within months to push the communist government to change course from developing nuclear weapons. He added that China will "firmly take necessary measures to safeguard its own interests". Moon's closest competitor, Ahn Cheol-soo, has voiced support for THAAD deployment, but has also said he would be willing to ask the U.S.to withdraw the system of China ... Read More

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Trump to Meet Australian Prime Minister Turnbull Next Week

Trump to Meet Australian Prime Minister Turnbull Next Week

The Australian government will introduce export restrictions on domestically-produced natural gas from July 1 to secure enough gas for the domestic market, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Thursday. Labor and the union movement have called for a prospective gas reservation policy to help drive down prices. This will be export controls. "We're still not at the point where we believe our manufacturing sector has adequate supplies of gas", Canavan said. Read More

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UK: Suspected terror attack thwarted in Westminster

The incident took place near the scene of a terror attack last month that left four people dead when a auto rammed into a crowd, as well as a police officer, who the attacker stabbed near Parliament. Officials said the suspect had been under surveillance prior to the incident. The man, who was carrying a rucksack containing knives , was pushed to the ground as he was detained by armed officers in a swoop in Whitehall. Read More

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Republicans remove Mexico border wall from budget negotiation

Republicans remove Mexico border wall from budget negotiation

If Congress cannot agree to any legislation by midnight Friday night, funding for many federal agencies will abruptly stop and hundreds of thousands of federal government workers could be temporarily laid off. Mr Trump had run the risk of being blamed by Democrats for a shutdown, which would start on his 100th day in office. Without passage of a spending bill, the government will partially shut down Saturday morning. Read More

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Browns players congratulate Myles Garrett on No. 1 selection

This wasn't supposed to be a strong quarterback class and yet three were chosen in the top 12 - not by the Browns, who are already set for next season with two first-round picks and three second-rounders. "Now, it's time to put in that work so I can be prepared to go against the best". Garrett said the call from the Browns came on his mom's phone because his had "disappeared" during the watch party. Read More

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Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico

It's basic negotiation theory. But he warned that he would still walk away from the deal if unhappy with the renegotiation. "It's been very, very bad for our companies and for our workers", he said last week. Hopefully, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders will see through that, if that is indeed his plan. That is essentially what he said on Twitter on Thursday morning. Read More

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White House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA

White House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA

Mr Videgaray said the call, which was initiated by Pena Nieto and lasted about 20 minutes, focused exclusively on the looming talks over NAFTA's "renegotiation and modernization". "And I said, I will hold on the termination; let's see if we can make it a fair deal". But trade was a big topic of discussion including allowing possible imports of Argentina's lemons back into the U.S. Read More

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He's back! Bill O'Reilly on air Monday

He's back! Bill O'Reilly on air Monday

Rupert Murdoch and his sons Lachlan and James said in a memo to Fox staff that their decision to ax O'Reilly came following an "extensive review" into the charges. " The Factor " was taken off the air Friday night, with Fox News' Greg Gutfeld hosting its final episode. O'Reilly's " No Spin News " podcast is only available to premium members of his website who pay $4.95 per month to access exclusive content. Read More

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Russian navy vessel sinks after collision off Turkey

Russian navy vessel sinks after collision off Turkey

The Liman belonged to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, whose warships must cross through the Bosphorus for operations anywhere outside the Black Sea. The 27-kilometre waterway connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. "Russian personnel would be returned to Russian authorities", the minister added. The Russian Black Sea Fleet's Liman vessel has sunk after being holed, and all its crewmembers are alive, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Read More

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