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Reinforcements deployed in Quebec flood fight

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre declared a state of emergency for his city, allowing authorities to order mandatory evacuations from threatened areas. Quebec is now the hardest hit as military personnel have been called out to help with flood mitigation, By the end of today some 1650 military will be in various areas around the province, majority in western Montreal . Read More

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Witness tells intelligence hearing: We warned White House about Michael Flynn

He has dismissed FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign's possible ties to the election meddling as a "hoax" driven by Democrats bitter over losing the White House. I made a determination that I believed that it was unlawful. He says Russia's meddling in last year's US presidential election amounted to a "high-water mark" in its decades-long efforts to interfere in political contests. Read More

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North Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

North Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

According to North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, "A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it". while the evangelicals get a footing in the remote nation", she said. Either way, it should go without saying that any American who travels or works in North Korea is well advised to leave the country immediately. Read More

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Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

Chief among them: a guarantee of paying the same amount for coverage regardless of health history. But the bill, which hasn't even yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office, could cause 24 million people to lose insurance coverage, raise prices on older Americans and potentially hurt some people with preexisting conditions - all of which has prompted a storm of negative publicity for the White House. Read More

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Warm and sunny this week

Warm and sunny this week

A chance of showers and thunderstorms will enter the picture into Friday . Wednesday starts off mostly sunny and then clouds slowly increase in the evening and temperatures are in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 70s. Highs this afternoon will move into the mid-80s along with sunshine and gusty south winds. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Thursday night will be mostly sunny. Read More

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Deal to establish Syrian "de-escalation zones" comes into effect

Disputes about who can fly planes and when - "subtle professional issues", the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, called them recently - are likely to continue under the new deal. Under the Russian plan, Assad's air force will halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. But it's hard to imagine how many boots on the ground would be needed to monitor the yet to be mapped areas or how and where exactly Russian, Iranian and Turkish troops would patrol. Read More

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Nigeria president leaves for 'follow-up medical consultation'

Nigeria president leaves for 'follow-up medical consultation'

After several reports revealed that Nigerian president Muhammad Buhari was having difficulties eating and drinking, his media team have revealed that he will be leaving Nigeria tonight for urgent medical treatment. Adesina said Buhari had planned to leave in the afternoon on Sunday, but had to wait to receive the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were freed by their Boko Haram abductors. Read More

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Warming US ties with Kurds stoke Turkish border tensions

President Donald Trump in Washington in mid-May for the first time, called on America to "join hands and turn Raqqa into ISIS' grave". Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the United States moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting Syrian Kurdish militants there. Read More

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Trump travel ban challenge in appeals court Monday

Trump's detractors say it is beyond doubt that Muslims were the ban's intended target, but the administration says it is motivated strictly by national security concerns, an area where United States presidents have wide powers. In regard to the statement listed on the campaign website , Spicer he wasn't "aware of what's on the campaign website", saying only that the administration has been consistent in talking about it as a "travel ban that's in this country's national security interest". Read More

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White House says Obama wasn't 'a fan' of Flynn

White House says Obama wasn't 'a fan' of Flynn

Yates will reportedly testify that she warned White House counsel Donald McGahn on January 26 that Flynn had given misleading statements about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. On Monday, multiple outlets broke news that President Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as his national security adviser during a meeting between the two in the Oval Office on November 10. Read More

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North Korea takes another American hostage

The university's chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, said in a statement that Tony Kim had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage. Washington reportedly laid out four promises to North Korea if it scraps the weapons programs: it will not push for regime change; it will not seek the end of Kim's government; it will not launch an invasion above the 38th parallel, which separates North and South Korea; and it will not try to hurry along reunification of the ... Read More

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Australia's Westpac Bank interim net profit up 6%

McLean said banks had been competing hard for deposits, realising the benefits in sourcing money from New Zealand depositors rather than relying on offshore funding, he said. This can be traced to market downturns in resource dependent areas of Western Australia and Queensland. People with money to deposit with a bank are now in the driver's seat, Westpac's chief executive said as it reported a $462 million profit for the first six months of the year. Read More

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Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough

Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough

The police chief of Balch Springs, Texa... Oliver was sacked on Tuesday and booked Friday with murder. Investigators say Oliver fired into a auto of teenagers leaving an unruly party on April 29, killing Edwards. Edwards' family issued a statement saying Oliver's arrest on the murder charge "has brought a bit of a reprieve in a time of intense morning". Edwards who was on the passenger seat of the vehicle was struck by the bullet into head and pronounced dead at a local hospital. Read More

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Obama warned Trump about hiring Flynn, sources say

Did President Trump or anyone else in the White House know that his national security adviser was having politically troublesome, potentially illegal, 100 percent secret conversations with the Russian ambassador about lifting USA sanctions on Russia - sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama to punish Russia for meddling in the US election to help Trump win? News of Obama's warning comes ahead of former Obama Justice official Sally Yates' testimony before a Senate subcommittee at 2:30 ... Read More

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Bottas beats Vettel for 1st F1 win in Russian Federation

So far, there have been few signs of that situation repeating itself, with Hamilton having said pre-season working with Bottas is already his best team-mate relationship in F1. Bottas said: “Lewis said he was happy for me which was very nice from him. 'I am not that emotional but hearing the Finnish national anthem is something quite special. Read More

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Syrian army advances at edge of cease-fire zone

Syrian army advances at edge of cease-fire zone

Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations Olof Skoog told reporters UN Security Council members want more information on the details of the agreements' implementation. But the plan does not include areas held by ISIS or US-backed Kurdish groups, meaning the United States and its allies can continue to try to retake ground controlled by the militant group. Read More

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Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

Irish beach washed away 33 years ago reappears overnight after freak tide

But as Henry McDonald reports for The Guardian , the beach is back thanks to a "freak tide" that deposited hundreds of tons of sand on the shore. "It's just so nice for the villagers to have their beach back". Achill is Ireland's largest island and its 57 square miles of rolling bogland, dramatic cliffs and pristine - if windswept - beaches have inspired writers including Graham Greene and Heinrich Boll. Read More

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Priyanka Chopra talking with South African kids about her hair is fascinating!

Priyanka Chopra talking with South African kids about her hair is fascinating!

The actress apparently said that some girls pointed fingers at her for being an Indian. Priyanka Chopra was involved with UNICEF India for over 10 years and was named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2016. Priyanka Chopra is not only talented and lovely, but the recently concluded Met Gala also revealed her amusing side. She, in fact, took to Instagram to applaud the creativity of all the those who memed her and even took the time to pick out her favorites. Read More

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All you need to know about Delhi's water tanker scam

All you need to know about Delhi's water tanker scam

Mishra claims that the bribe Kejriwal took has connection to the water tanker scam that rocked Delhi during former CM Sheila Dikshit's reign. Afew old-timers, sacked from AAP, said that all is not well with the party. Mishra said his action had nothing to do with his mother. Tiwari referred to the Aam Aadmi Party leader's May 10, 2013 tweet: "Should people just resign for corruption or should they be sent to jail for corruption?" The decision was taken by its high-powered Political ... Read More

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Le Pen claims 'massive' gains but says party needs major change

Supporters of French independent centrist presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron react outside the Louvre museum in Paris, May 7, 2017. It's notable that there was little of this surprise in 2017. Under her father, the party had been tarred by its association with neo-fascist groups - a situation made worse by Jean-Marie Le Pen's denial of the Holocaust and his anti-Semitic statements. Read More

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Eric Trump denies alleged statements on Russian funding

Eric Trump denies alleged statements on Russian funding

It's dead in the water the last four or five years.' And this is what he said. According to Dodson , Trump's public relations staff contacted him multiple times asking him to come to the club. The comments to Dodson echo earlier remarks from Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., who told a real estate conference in 2008 that the family business " sees a lot of money pouring in from Russian Federation". Read More

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Frost, freeze advisories issued for parts of region

Frost, freeze advisories issued for parts of region

For those concerned about their plants and conditions, the weather service has an internet site at weather.gov/StateCollege that will keep those concerned alerted to the advisory. At this temperature, damage to most plants may be minimal, and only affect a leaf or two. After temperatures warm up on Tuesday following the freeze watch, the high will reach 62 under mostly sunny skies. Read More

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Tiffany Trump Is Going To Georgetown Law

Tiffany Trump Is Going To Georgetown Law

The 23-year-old is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, which means that she is set to have one helluva résumé. "Please excuse me if I'm a little nervous", she told the audience. She'll be enrolling at Georgetown Law School as a member of the class of 2020. The President's youngest daughter will soon join the ranks of other Georgetown Law alumni, including former Trump campaign chief strategist Paul Manafort, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, former RNC chairman ... Read More

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Trump vows to fight anti-Semitism in forceful speech at Holocaust museum ceremony

Congregation Beth Israel in Gulfport is remembering the lives lost in the Holocaust through a special ceremony as part of National Holocaust Remembrance Day which falls on the 27th day of the first month of the Hebrew calendar. "And we remember those first hopeful moments of liberation, when at long last the American soldiers arrived in camps and cities throughout occupied Europe, waving the same attractive flags before us today, speaking those three glorious words "You are free", Trump said . Read More

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