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Chinese investor visas deserve extreme vetting

The New Jersey building makes use of an EB-5 visa program to draw in worldwide investors, including the Chinese. Presidential senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner is taking heat after his sister pointed out to potential partners in China that an investment of $500,000 or more in the Kushner Companies' One Journal Square project in Jersey City, N.J., could grease the skids for permanent residency in the us under the EB-5 visa program. Read More

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Michael Carrick 'desperate' to win Europa League, praises 'winner' Jose Mourinho

Michael Carrick 'desperate' to win Europa League, praises 'winner' Jose Mourinho

Due to that, there are questions over Rooney's future and whether he will be sold this summer but speaking to the press ahead of Celta Vigo, Rooney said he didn't want to leave. Rooney has lost his first-choice status this season and has also struggled to make the match-day squads selected by the manager, José Mourinho . They lead Celta 1-0 from the first leg in Spain and victory in the final against Ajax Amsterdam or Olympique Lyonnais would seal a place in next season's Champions League. Read More

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Jean-Marie Le Pen weighs in on daughter's defeat in France election

Paris: Marine Le Pen took her crushing defeat in France's presidential election with trademark combativeness, saying her "historic" score confirmed her party's status as France's "biggest opposition force". Dupont-Aignan and others. She said she would not be running to represent her southeast Vaucluse district and is also believed to be stepping down from a regional council where she leads the main opposition group. Read More

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United States 'in Bed with Terrorists' If It Arms Syria's Kurds: Turkey

Meanwhile, during an interview with NTV, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said that USA decision to supply weapons to Syrian Kurdish militants will "neither benefit the US nor the region". "We've been conducting military and diplomatic dialogues with the Turks and it was a very, very useful discussion today", Mattis told reporters following the meeting, while not directly addressing the issue of arming the Kurds. Read More

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North Korea's detention of US citizen 'concerning' - White House

While Kim Jong-un continues to test his military might, the North Korean dictator is waging a war of words with Gardner. Currently, four U.S. citizens are being held in North Korea. Song Byeok's warnings come after a fourth USA citizen was detained by North Korean authorities last week, and following predictions by evangelist Greg Laurie that the isolated dictatorship may play a role in the End Times , connected with the possible destruction of America. Read More

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NZ dollar gains ahead of RBNZ statement

NZ dollar gains ahead of RBNZ statement

That stance put the RBNZ at odds with a number of economists, who expect it will have to raise rates earlier than 2019, however Wheeler told Parliament's finance and expenditure select committee that he wasn't seeing significant wage inflation and that weaker than expected growth previous year meant there wasn't the same capacity pressures the bank may have been anticipating. Read More

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Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

They found Trump sitting there with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. After Tillerson visited Putin and Lavrov in Moscow on April 12, Trump said flatly, "Right now we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all". On Syria, where Russian Federation has backed President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the USA has supported anti-Assad rebels, the talks appeared to indicate a slight narrowing of differences. Read More

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Comey says Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into leaks to Rudy Giuliani

Comey clearly labored over the decision to announce, in October, that he was looking again at Clinton's emails, saying the thought that he affected the outcome made him feel "mildly nauseous". "And honestly, as between really bad and catastrophic, I said to my team we got to walk into the world of really bad". Clinton's PAC will be created to lift politicians and groups that energise the anti-Trump resistance campaign. Read More

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North Korea tests missile, fails

North Korea tests missile, fails

Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula following North Korea's latest missile test. North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang on Saturday, a news agency report said, but it failed seconds after it was launched . Read More

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United Nations climate talks frustrated over USA stance

United Nations climate talks frustrated over USA stance

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has told his United States counterpart Donald Trump in a telephone call that he will defend the climate change deal agreed in Paris in 2015, his spokeswoman says. "195 countries have signed the Paris Agreement and there will be 195 different paths to meeting the Paris goals". Media captionCan coal make a comeback under Trump? "By contrast, pulling out of the agreement could subject the United States to retaliatory trade measures, enabling other ... Read More

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New Hamas chief makes first public appearance

In a prosaic repetition of history, Hamas - the 30-year-old, Gaza-based Islamic resistance movement - chose to amend its charter , releasing a political document of principles that basically severs ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and accepts a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, without recognizing Israel . Read More

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With book, Ivanka Trump must walk complicated ethical line

With book, Ivanka Trump must walk complicated ethical line

She argues that she was always promoting women's rights and that this shouldn't now be criticised just because her father is president, although her critics do not agree. He said that under his watch an employee who wrote "The Revenant" - which inspired an award winning movie - was not permitted to attend the Oscars ceremony, 'because you can't untangle what's personal and what's official'. Read More

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Venezuelan president calls for new constitution

It didn't take long before someone noticed that passing by the open passenger window was a large graffiti scribbled on a wall that read "Maduro: Assassin of students". "Every statement that supports opposition factors in Venezuela fuels the coup-plotting and violence and tries to not recognize a legitimate government", she wrote in a post on her Twitter account. Read More

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UNESCO Adopts Resolution Denying Israel's Rights to J'slm

The vote took place on Israel's Independence Day. He noted that the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands all voted no, and that India abstained. Earlier in the day, Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) proposed evicting UNESCO from its Jerusalem headquarters in the Armon HaNatziv villa in Talpiot, eastern Jerusalem , seeing as, 50 years after the unification of Israel's eternal capital, there was no longer need for the United Nations observers who ... Read More

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North Korean missile test an open defiance: McMaster

North Korean missile test an open defiance: McMaster

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the worldwide community to increase pressure on North Korea, saying that failing to do so would bring "catastrophic consequences". Instead North Korea held live-fire drills. He would not confirm if the U.S. had anything to do with the repeated failed ballistic missile tests. Trump spoke to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday about North Korea and his outreach to regional leaders aims to get "everyone in line backing up a plan of action" ... Read More

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14 million American jobs are on the line — Messing with NAFTA

14 million American jobs are on the line — Messing with NAFTA

On Thursday morning, reports began to circulate that President Donald Trump was leaning toward voiding the North American Free Trade Agreement. Reminder: Trump spent roughly 48 hours with Xi. "And I think we'll be successful in the renegotiation, which frankly would be good because it would be simpler [than killing NAFTA]." Several agriculture lobby groups in Washington were told U.S Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue , confirmed by the Senate on Monday, met with Trump on Wednesday ... Read More

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Jammu: Woman alleges torture, sexual assault by cops; SIT probe ordered

Jammu: Woman alleges torture, sexual assault by cops; SIT probe ordered

The victim's lawyer has said that the awful act of assault is similar to the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case that has shocked the whole country. City judge of Jammu heard the case and directed police to investigate the matter thoroughly. On the fourth day, they allegedly tied her legs and arms and again beat her before Sharma allegedly asked the head constable to bring a beer bottle. Ordering the probe today, the court cited the medical report that mentioned 11 injuries on the woman's body ... Read More

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Makes pro-Paris agreement plea to Trump

Makes pro-Paris agreement plea to Trump

His advisers and cabinet chiefs have been split over whether Mr Trump should keep his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the agreement or remain to try to reshape it, according to senior administration officials and several people briefed on the meeting . Read More

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Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Engagements

Despite being 95, Philip's decision - which is fully supported by the Queen and is not medically related - came as a surprise as he still has a busy official diary and appears to relish meeting the public. Philip and her Majesty will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in November. A Buckingham Palace official told the Associated Press Thursday that the Royal household staff has been called to meeting but "no cause for co". Read More

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China Launches First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier

Now, China is also believed to be planning the construction of at least two and possibly four more additional carriers, with one, the Type 002, reportedly under construction at a shipyard in Shanghai. The SCMP recalls Japan's anger when the Liaoning first ventured into the western Pacific previous year; the Associated Press notes that Japan, India, and Taiwan have grown interested in building the kind of submarine that excels at sinking aircraft carriers. Read More

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Jared Kushner Details Trump Israel-Saudi-Vatican Trip

The second senior White House official said the trip will also allow the President to advance dialogue in areas like trade through ideas such as "reciprocity". The sources also said Trump declined to move the visit to early June, the anniversary of the Six Day War, arguing that it could damage the U.S. position by appearing as a pro-Israel bias. Read More

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Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against 'serious' mortar fire on Syria border

We review the key developments in Syria, including Turkey's renewed threats against USA allies, an important strategic advance against ISIS by the SDF and the Pentagon's report into civilian deaths caused by coalition airstrikes. Ankara views the group as terrorists, but Washington believes are the most effective fighting force againstISIS. Turkey sees the YPG as a terrorist group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging a deadly insurgency against the ... Read More

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Trump and Abbas vow 'historic' peace deal

Trump and Abbas vow 'historic' peace deal

Speaking as he hosted his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, the USA president offered no clues about how he could break the political deadlock and revive stalled peace negotiations. In his first face-to-face meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the president said it has proven to be a very hard situation between Israel and the Palestinians, calling it "the toughest deal". Read More

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Neymar: Time for Barcelona to sort Messi's new contract

Champions Barca are top due to their superior head-to-head record with Real although the Madrid side, also on 81 points, have a game in hand as they bid for their first title since 2012. "They are perfectly organised with the ball, capable of generating danger in the associative game and at the defensive level they defend very well, folded in their own side, they generate difficulties and create offensive transitions", he said. Read More

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Gas leak kills 18 miners in China's Hunan province

Police have detained those allegedly responsible for the accident. China, which is the world's largest coal producer, witnesses frequent deadly accidents in mines. Xinhua says the mine manager and some people who participated in the rescue were among those killed. The coal mine accident has killed at least three people and trapped 18 others underground on Sunday, local authorities said. Read More

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ISIS claims to behead Russian intelligence officer in Syria

ISIS claims to behead Russian intelligence officer in Syria

Russia's Defense Ministry has been quick to deny that any Russian serviceman has been captured and killed by ISIS in Syria. Still, videos showing the killing of Russian soldiers or spies are rare. "I was supposed to infiltrate the special services of the caliphate and the leadership of the caliphate", Petrenko said in the video. Russian Federation has been directly involved in the war in Syria since 2015, and has been targeting both IS and moderate rebel groups. Read More

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Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Trump advisor meets with key critic of Venezuela's Maduro

Also, more than $1 billion worth of munitions including armor-piercing Penetrator Warheads and Paveway laser-guided bombs made by Raytheon Co (RTN.N) are in the package, the sources said. Beyond these few details, however, The Associated Press notes that Maduro has been vague about what he plans for his revisions, which would cut up a founding document of his predecessor and mentor Hugo Chavez's regime. Read More

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