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Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

President Vladimir Putin was one of the first world leaders to call the Turkish leader to offer his support, and the stand off began to end. Speaking to Turkish reporters while flying back from the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Erdogan said de-escalation zones would include Syria's Idlib Province, a part of Aleppo Province, al-Rastan district in Homs Province, and parts of the cities of Damascus and Dara'a. Read More

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Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria

Following his meeting with Erdogan at the Russian report town of Sochi on Wednesday, Putin pressed his ambitions for Syria further, calling for the creation of "safe zones", something he said he discussed with President Trump. President Donald Trump expressed his continuing support for civilian "safe zones" during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, according to reports in US media. Read More

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Ivanka Trump faces backlash over new book

Throughout the book, she mentions many lessons she learned campaigning with her father, including the importance of listening to voices outside one's own "echo chamber". Whereas the viewpoints in Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success show Ivanka incorporating plenty of ways to involve her kids in her work, Ivanka is getting feedback on Instagram that states that plenty of women would love to have the same types of opportunities Ivanka has when it comes to the workplace. Read More

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Britain's Prince Philip to retire from public engagements

Britain's Prince Philip to retire from public engagements

The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior officer of the Royal Household and in charge of ceremonial events, and Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen's private secretary, addressed staff from the Queen's royal residences across the UK. When he opened the new Warner stand at Lord's cricket ground on Wednesday, the Duke joked just before he pulled a cord to expose a monument to his visit: "You're about to see the world's most experienced plaque-unveiler". Read More

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Monitor: 32 Civilians Killed by IS Attackers in Syrian Refugee Camp

Monitor: 32 Civilians Killed by IS Attackers in Syrian Refugee Camp

An Islamic State attack in an area held by the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria killed at least 38 people on Tuesday including 23 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said . The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured 80 per cent of Tabqa city from the Islamic State militant group, an SDF spokesman said. The Kurdish Red Crescent said 22 civilians had been killed. Read More

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Trump fires back at Clinton in late-night tweet storm

Comey said it made him feel "mildly nauseous" to think his actions in October might have influenced the race won by Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. " Lordy , that would be really bad", Comey said. The FBI had previously conducted an investigation into Mrs Clinton's use of a private server as secretary of state. Read More

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Trump signs executive orders on financial regulations

Trump signs executive orders on financial regulations

In an interview with the Associated Press , Trump said businesses and individuals would receive a " massive tax cut " under his blueprint, set to be issued next Wednesday or "shortly thereafter". Trump's White House doesn't yet have an answer on one of the most basic principles of a tax plan: whether the plan would add to the federal debt or be revenue neutral. Read More

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Turkey Will be the Next Syria

Turkey Will be the Next Syria

Meanwhile, photos of the United States armored personal carriers driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah were posted by journalists and Kurdish activists in social networks. "Coalition forces are conducting joint patrols along the northeastern Syria-Turkey border to assess reports from both the SDF and Turkey regarding skirmishes and cross-border fires between their respective security forces", the statement said, referring to USA -allied Syrian Democratic Forces. Read More

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Voters go to polling stations on county council election day

Voters go to polling stations on county council election day

Votes can be cast in person at a polling station, by post or proxy, when someone can vote on your behalf. Anyone who has not received a polling card should contact their district or borough council for more information. . "In Wrexham, as in other parts of the United Kingdom, turnout is low and I would like to see this pattern change this year so please take the time to vote". Read More

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South Africa hires Stuart Baxter for 2nd stint as coach

South Africa hires Stuart Baxter for 2nd stint as coach

Stuart Baxter has been appointed coach of South Africa, ending a long search that began when his predecessor was sacked a year ago for misconduct. "I want things to be resolved, so we have a coach in place to allow him to get down to business‚ start to watch the players‚ put his team together and come up with a plan for helping us to qualify for Russian Federation", said McCarthy. Read More

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Buckingham Palace meeting 'no cause for concern'

Buckingham Palace meeting 'no cause for concern'

The Queen met Prime Minister Theresa May at the Palace and Philip made an appearance at Lord's Cricket Ground. Palace's flag is flying at full mast this morning as speculation mounts over a "mystery meeting" called by the Queen. So it turns out Prince Philip isn't dead. Despite turning 91 last month, the Queen carried out royal engagements on 24 days in the first 72 days of the year, also working every day on official papers contained in her red boxes. Read More

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Bottas batters his way to first GP triumph

Sitting third in the standings after four races, could a world championship be within Bottas' grasp? Alonso didn't make it to the race start, with his car's engine packing up on his way to the grid. "I think I had the pace to fight with Kimi but the vehicle was just overheating the whole the time. I am out of the race now". “The Ferrari drivers were saying well done, too. Read More

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NSA granted almost 2K 'unmasking' requests in 2016

NSA granted almost 2K 'unmasking' requests in 2016

However, according to the report, the NSA had orders to collect data on only 42 suspects. A more accurate count of the number of times the intelligence community searched for information on Americans comes from the report's "estimated number of queries concerning a known United States person of unminimized noncontents information"-in other words, searches specifically looking for Americans by identifying metadata, such as name or phone number". Read More

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Pakistan, Iran to enhance border security

Pakistan, Iran to enhance border security

Zarif and Nisar Ali Khan also called for further interaction between border and security officials of the two countries. During the meeting, the two sides also deemed drug trafficking, illegal border crossing and terrorist acts among the two countries' common concerns, and chose to review these issues in the border commission to find solutions for such threats. Read More

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Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader's crisis manoeuver

Government supporters gathered outside the headquarters of the electoral board in Caracas to support their president. The opposition accuses the elected leftist president of maneuvering to strengthen his grip on power. Cuba, the sole one-party communist regime in the Americas, is Mr Maduro's closest ally. Attorney general Luisa Ortega caused a surprise in March by breaking ranks with the government over the political crisis. Read More

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Rossford voters approve school levy renewals

Rossford voters approve school levy renewals

Voters in the Madison School District passed a 6-point-9-mill renewal levy with 72 percent of the vote, which will bring in around $1.4-million annually. Because the base funding provided by the state is lower than expected for fiscal year 2017-2018, the school district asked the community for a funding levy. Read More

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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Sen. Hoyer on Thursday threatened to not support the one-week continuing resolution when it came for a vote Friday if Republicans scheduled the health care bill for a vote this week as well. "Not all the poison pill riders have been eliminated", Schumer said. Centrist Republicans were the primary target of lobbying by the White House and GOP leaders. Read More

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Central Intelligence Agency director in South Korea for consultations on North Korea

Central Intelligence Agency director in South Korea for consultations on North Korea

The remarks stunned Seoul , with South Korean politicians immediately rejecting his push for payment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery. President Trump framed the test as a snub to China - the North's largest trading partner - and tweeted: "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today". Read More

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Trump's Holocaust remembrance remarks similar to Holocaust Museum website

In a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day , Mr Trump said those who would deny that six million Jews were killed by Germany's Nazi leadership during the Second World War "are an accomplice of this terrible evil". Trump said the creation of the state of Israel after the Holocaust was "an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people". The ceremony will be held on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda, a day after Holocaust Memorial Day is observed in Israel. Read More

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Judges seal warrants related to arrest of 'Bachelor' star

Judges seal warrants related to arrest of 'Bachelor' star

Soules, who became well known for starring in "The Bachelor", was involved in a deadly crash last Monday night in Buchanan County. If convicted, Soules could face up to five years in prison. Engels said regardless of Soules' Blood Alcohol Concentration or (BAC) hours after the crash, it doesn't mean he was impaired during the crash. Open containers of beer were reportedly found in Soules' pickup truck that was towed from the scene, however, it remains unclear whether Soules was intoxicated ... Read More

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French presidential race enters final week with May Day rallies

French presidential race enters final week with May Day rallies

Television footage showed policemen trying to shake flames from their riot gear, and of tear gas enveloping the streets around Paris' Bastille monument on Tuesday morning (AEST). Macron hugged Said Bourram, who was nine when his father was killed. "I won't forget anything and I'll fight until the very last second, not only against her programme, but against her idea of democracy and what constitutes the French Republic". Read More

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Third North Korean dud testing The Donald's patience

Third North Korean dud testing The Donald's patience

Without making major claims about Kim, he noted that the North Korean leader had assumed power at a young age and was forced to deal with "obviously very tough people". But, so far, perhaps nothing's happened. "And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary", he said. The blitz of television coverage comes amid weeks of escalating tensions over the actions of North Korea, with the Trump administration never decisively saying that military action would be forthcoming. Read More

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Rafael Nadal Beats Dominic Thiem to Win Record 10th Barcelona Open Title

Rafael Nadal Beats Dominic Thiem to Win Record 10th Barcelona Open Title

Despite Murray producing a recovery to take the match into a deciding set, when both players' faltering serve was tested, the world number nine who progressed after two hours and 16 minutes. Thiem earned the first breakpoint of the match but Nadal recovered and eventually took the first set by breaking his opponent in the 10th game. Nadal beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 after the fourth-seeded Thiem dispatched with Murray in windy conditions at the Real Club de Tenis. Read More

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No hard feelings for CBS after Dickerson's Trump interview

Trump also said during the interview that if he's unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he'll terminate the pact. But then he insisted, "Our side's been proven very strongly". And I twist myself - and I guess we all do - into a pretzel. "It's very amusing when the fake media goes out, you know which we call the mainstream media, which sometimes I must say is you", Trump said to Dickerson . Read More

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FCC head announces plan to undo net neutrality

Earlier this month, he relinquished power to oversees ISP privacy practices to the FTC after Congress repealed a set of privacy rules, a product of net neutrality, meant to keep internet providers from selling consumers' online activity. Among all the guilds, it was the most adamant in pushing for the rules in 2015 and is likely to be so in opposing Pai's moves. "The current rules, which reclassified broadband under Title II of the Communications Act, are supported by millions of ... Read More

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A snapshot of Trump's first 100 days: summarized in numbers

A snapshot of Trump's first 100 days: summarized in numbers

Funding for his promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico was stripped from a federal spending bill in order to prevent a government shutdown. His tax plan, hastily unveiled this week in the hope of burnishing his first 100 days with a success story, has been savaged as a multi-billion-dollar giveaway to the wealthy that will send the national debt soaring. Read More

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Support for marijuana legalization just hit an all time high

In 1979, a similar poll by CBS News found just 27 percent saying marijuana should be legal. According to the poll, support for legalization has risen among all age groups, though mostly among those under 55. While the beginnings of this high holiday are a bit, ahem, smoky, there are no shortages of 4/20 events taking place across the country - both legally and illegally, we're sure - but especially in states like Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal. Read More

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