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Fed says slowdown in U.S. growth is temporary

Fed says slowdown in U.S. growth is temporary

Though economic growth has been slow for the first quarter, the Committee stated that Q1 was likely "transitory" and that "with gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy, economic activity will expand at a moderate pace, labor market conditions will strengthen somewhat further, and inflation will stabilize around 2 percent over the medium term". Read More

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US intercepts Russian bombers and fighters near Alaska

US intercepts Russian bombers and fighters near Alaska

Heather Conley works for the Center for Strategic and International Studies analyzing the relationship between the US and Europe, with an eye on the Arctic. He noted that it's not not uncommon for the Russian military to conduct training sessions with different aircraft near Alaska. Russian Federation had not conducted such long-range aircraft exercises near Alaska in more than two years, but that changed in April, when exercises were conducted over four consecutive days, April 17 to 20. Read More

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What Does Retirement Mean for Prince Philip?

What Does Retirement Mean for Prince Philip?

Queen Elizabeth II, meanwhile, who recently turned 91, "will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family". The Duke of Edinburgh has spent seven decades working in support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II , and at 95 years of age has chose to forgo public engagements as of August. Read More

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Party leaders eye local elections ahead of June 8 battle

The Liberal Democrats had a mixed election, failing to break through against the Tories in the south-west England battleground. "There's no one party in overall control, another coalition will have to be put together". Theresa May's party is expected to make over 100 net gains at council level and could inflict a huge blow to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour if Conservative candidate Andy Street defeats Labour's Siôn Simon to win the West Midlands mayoral election. Read More

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Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

Macron has broken with France's traditional left or right political leadership to run as an independent and promised to invest in public infrastructure and modernize France's workforce. "This evening, I am no longer the president of the National Front". I have never considered one minute that it was won. The two have been at odds since Ms Le Pen began moves to clean the National Front's image of xenophobic associations in the run-up to the campaign for the 2017 presidency. Read More

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New test-firing of ballistic missile by North Korea

New test-firing of ballistic missile by North Korea

President Trump praised North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as a "pretty smart cookie" but sternly said he "would not be happy" if the rogue strongman conducts another nuclear test. sabotage. Trump says he'd "rather not discuss it". On Saturday, North Korea conducted its most recent ballistic missile launch, which most likely failed. Read More

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Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

Iraq PM: No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after IS

They would continue to be designated as advisers to dodge the need for parliamentary approval for their presence, he said. According to Iraqi army commanders there are just 11 neighborhoods left in western Mosul to be liberated. That is down from the Iraq War high of about 170,000 US troops in 2007. Driving the militants from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, would be a major victory for Iraqi forces. Read More

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President to get Pentagon's new Afghan war plan

President to get Pentagon's new Afghan war plan

The Pentagon is also weighing a plan to deploy an unspecified number of Special Operations troops supposedly to escalate ground operations against al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIL) militants. troops and 13,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops being deployed. The announcement comes amid expectations of a request for thousands of more troops to break a stalemate with Taliban insurgents. Read More

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Texas approves call to amend US Constitution to limit feds

Earlier in the year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlined the resolution as one of his four emergency legislative items. In a 20-11 vote, the Texas Senate backed hard-line provisions to the bill that had previously prompted "emotional warfare" on the state House floor, The Dallas Morning News reported, when Democratic lawmakers' effort to soften the measure failed . Read More

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Record turnout in early S.Korea presidential election voting

Record turnout in early S.Korea presidential election voting

On March 10, the Constitutional Court ruled to remove Park from office after she was impeached in December 2016. A former student activist, Moon has voiced his support to South Korea's alliance with the US. South Koreans have begun casting their ballots ahead of the country's presidential election scheduled for May 9. But the firms are a hugely significant part of the economy and retain much support for their role in the country's growth, so that similar campaign promises by many former ... Read More

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Pakistanis killed, 17 injured in cross-border firing by Afghanistan

He said Pakistani soldiers returned fire. The Pakistani government and military officials said the artillery rounds were unprovoked but Afghan provincial officials claimed the Pakistanis fired first, wounding two Afghan policemen. Islamabad plans to summon an Afghan diplomatic official into the Foreign Office today to lodge the protest. Already tense ties between the two neighbors have hit a low ebb in recent months following terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, for which the two ... Read More

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Swachh survekshan 2017: Fewer public dustbins pulls down Bengaluru's rank

Swachh survekshan 2017: Fewer public dustbins pulls down Bengaluru's rank

In Kerala , the cleanest city is Kozhikode, which ranked 254 nationally. Naidu said it part of the mission of Making Of a Developed India. In 2015, the city had ranked 21st. Urban Development Ministry had launched the Swachh Survekshan 2017 on January 4. Gonda (UP)-434, Bhusawal (Maharashtra)-433, Bagaha (Bihar)-432, Hardoi (Uttarakhand)-431, Katihar (Bihar)-430, Bahraich (UP)-429, Muktsar (Punjab)-428, Abohar (Punjab)-427, Shahjahanpur (UP)- 426 and Khurja ... Read More

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In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

He ended the day paying tribute to the victims of a December bombing at central Cairo's St. Peter's church, which is located in close proximity to the St. Thus, when I asked people - teachers, street sweepers, waiters, cab drivers, the guy selling cigarettes down the street from the hotel where the media was lodged, and so on - what they thought about what the pope had to say, the near-universal reaction was something along the lines of, "It's about time!" Christians have had little peace in ... Read More

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China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

The country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning , is a second hand Soviet ship built more than 25 years ago and commissioned in 2012 after extensive refits. It will look more like a USA carrier than a Russian one as it will have no ski ramp, using catapult technology instead. "It's probably been created to just get China in the aircraft carrier game, and while this design was just an incremental advance (on the Liaoning ), with the next carrier, which could already be under ... Read More

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India summons Pakistan envoy over killing of 2 soldiers

Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar's previous remark on such issues and his resignation from his post indicates how serious the government is to tackle this issue", said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana. "The Indian counter proposal that it is ready for bilateral dialogue with Pakistan is no longer credible because in the past two decades India has scuttled all opportunities for a meaningful dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council's relevant ... Read More

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China envoy pick pledges to confront Beijing on tough issues

China envoy pick pledges to confront Beijing on tough issues

Ambassador to China. President Donald Trump tapped Branstad for the ambassadorship in part because of the governor's longstanding trade diplomacy with China that has boosted Iowa exports to that country. Branstad and Reynolds have argued that she would have the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor ever since President Trump selected Branstad in December as his choice for ambassador to China. Read More

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Planned Parenthood reopens abortion clinic in Texas

Fox News Channel's Eric Bolling sat down with Trump on Monday, and aired a second portion of the interview Tuesday on his new show "The Fox News Specialists". We're nearly at the end of the legislative session, and, just under the wire, state lawmakers have introduced an attack on Planned Parenthood that could have potentially disastrous consequences for women in Arizona. Read More

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China launches its second aircraft carrier

As a signature achievement of the navy, the Liaoning aircraft carrier built from an empty hull of former Soviet ship has finished its blue sea training, he said . In contrast, the keel of India's Vikrant (named after India's first aircraft carrier), was laid in February 2009, and though she was sailed out for the first time in in 2011, completion of the project may not take place before 2023 according to report from the national auditor previous year. Read More

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Democrat Just Misses Stunning Victory in Georgia House Race

Democrat Just Misses Stunning Victory in Georgia House Race

Having already endured several million in attacks from national Republican outfits, Ossoff said he's ready for more. Ossoff's victory in June would flip the sixth district and weaken the red shade of Georgia's Republican status. "Hey that's what happens when you have $9 million, most of it from out of Georgia", said Handel, asked about the moment. "We need to see a balance in our country, a check on President Trump", said Vicki Hardin Woods, a retiree who traveled from Salem Oregon, to ... Read More

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Senate OKs bill to fund government through September

Senate OKs bill to fund government through September

The bill does not include any money for President Donald Trump's requested border wall, a concession the White House made last week as the prospects of a government shutdown became more real. "Obviously, it's a work in progress", Walden, who also met with Trump on Wednesday, said in a separate MSNBC interview. "This is not "winning" from the Republican point of view". Read More

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Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

Mr Duterte told reporters on Monday that he might be " too busy " to go to the United States because he is also supposed to visit Russian Federation and Israel. "I think that they're confident about the stability of their relationship at this point", said Jay Batongbacal, director of the Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea at the University of the Philippines. Read More

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Macron, Le Pen clash in TV debate ahead of French polls

Macron, head of the En Marche! movement, said he would punch against Le Pen's policies, which he said are unsafe for France. The two rivals for the second round of France's presidential election launched personal insults and attacked each other manifestos on Wednesday evening as they faced each other in the final TV debate ahead of Sunday's vote. Read More

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China reclamation, militarization not cited in Asean statement

Duterte was elected a year ago largely on a law-and-order platform in which he promised to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines by killing tens of thousands of people. Speaking to reporters, Duterte said he was open to war games with China in the seas around Mindanao. The diplomat disagreed with views that the Chairman's statement was too tame as he noted that the statement had actually managed to include reference to the arbitral ruling albeit, indirectly. Read More

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Rashford free kick: The ball is very fast, says Mourinho

Rashford free kick: The ball is very fast, says Mourinho

Celta keeper Sergio Alvarez had denied United several times but was powerless to stop Rashford's 67th minute strike soaring into the net after the striker had won the free-kick. " Sergio (Alvarez , Celta goalkeeper) had a couple of very important saves and the way we started the game and controlled the game in the first half, I think we deserve a better result ", United boss Mourinho said. Read More

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Tillerson: Pushing human rights overseas 'creates obstacles' to U.S. interests

In some instances, Tillerson said, the U.S. should and will require other nations to adopt "certain actions as to how they treat people" if they want to cooperate with the U.S. Tillerson's State Department is facing a budget cut of more than 28 percent that the Trump administration outlined in its first budget proposal. "The region very much wants to know where the USA is going to stand on the South China Sea and - more broadly - what its approach to China is going to be", Ms Amy ... Read More

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Spurs aim to be among best in the world, says Pochettino

Let me remind you that in the first round match of the current championship Tottenham in his field won a strong-willed victory with a score of 3: 2. "The 1986-87 Clive Allen goal-glut side and the Gazza-Waddle team were thrilling". Think you can do better than Lawro? According to The Guardian Bilic's future hangs on how West Ham perform in their final two home games against Spurs and Liverpool, and the omens aren't good considering that they are yet to beat a side in the current ... Read More

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Macedonia's head seeks emergency talks after parliament riot

SDSM leader Zoran Zaev had earlier announced that his party and its partners had elected ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi as parliament speaker outside of the regular procedure in order to break through VMRO filibustering. Heading to meet EU ministers in Malta, Macedonia's interim Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki said: "I don't think that less integration of Macedonia into the European Union is the right answer". Read More

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Obama backs Macron 'for the future of France'

Obama backs Macron 'for the future of France'

Macron is up against Marine Le Pen of the National Front. As of early Thursday afternoon, Le Pen had not responded publicly to news of the Obama endorsement. French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign team has a final message to deliver: Don't want to be like the US or Britain? Le Pen has suggested she could instigate a referendum on leaving the European Union should she win. Read More

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