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Penguins Fall To Michigan In NCAA Tournament First Round

Penguins Fall To Michigan In NCAA Tournament First Round

Penn State savored the success of last season, running all the way to the NCAA semifinals, and for much of this season was matching the men's team win-for-win. There was much to learn just from that game, so they were not concerned early in the week about discovering Sunday's opponent on Friday. Bryant saw five caused turnovers in the affair, including two apiece from Cornell and senior LSM Jared Kaden (Martinsville, N.J.). Read More

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Real face Sevilla eyeing first European Cup-Liga double in 59 years

Real face Sevilla eyeing first European Cup-Liga double in 59 years

Atletico Madrid have suffered heartbreak from their city rivals in the Champions League for the past four years. "I'm happy and proud to have shown what we are all about", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Quickfire goals from Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves in Portugal had put them in command of the tie and the second leg was a tiresome, boring affair. And we were not as attentive as we should have been for the goal at a corner. Read More

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Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

He's with the Russian news agency TASS and was there as kind of the official government photographer. A White House press release on the meeting said that Trump had "emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation", and stressed that the president had "raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere". Read More

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What we know Trump did this week - and why it matters

He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during a dinner and in two phone conversations. If the Richard Nixon Library was able to troll Trump after he fired Comey by noting that the 37th president himself had never fired an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, in this case, it seems like there's nothing that they could possibly do to avoid to comparisons. Read More

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Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

During Friday's debate, Tehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf accused Rouhani and candidate Eshaq Jahangiri of receiving "highly subsidized" properties from the government. To win, the candidate must score more than 50 percent of the vote. Benefits have been slow to arrive, in part because of unilateral U.S. sanctions still in place over Iran's missile programme, human rights record and allegations it supports terrorism. Read More

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US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

When President Trump came into office and appointed Jeff Sessions, drug war activists feared that he would take away the tremendous progress that was gained under the Obama administration. The Obama-era policies led to a sharp decline in the number of drug offenders hit with mandatory minimum sentences , from 62 percent in 2013 to 44 percent past year, according to U.S. Read More

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UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

In an interview later with Channel 4, Mr Corbyn was asked whether he would deploy British troops to defend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. A group of 16 opposition Labour Party lawmakers seeking re-election in London said on Friday Britain needed to remain a member of the European single market after Brexit, contradicting the party's official position ahead of a June 8 election. Read More

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North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

The US does not have diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, and hence no embassy there, but relies on Sweden's embassy in N.Korea to cater to the needs of Americans. His detention raised the number of USA citizens held in the reclusive state to four. On May 7, Kim Hak-song became the fourth American citizen now detained by the repressive regime, on charges such as espionage and crimes against the state. Read More

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US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

US intelligence director warns of more Russian cyberthreats

He said that while ISIS had lost territory in Iraq and Syria, the intelligence community has assessed its threat to the USA continues due to its ability to both direct and inspire attacks. He recommended that US forces train with Afghan forces down the chain of command to the corps level, and that the Afghan security forces learn to make better use of intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) and air support. Read More

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Moved ICJ as Jadhav's life is in danger

He further said: "Earlier, all issues used to be solved bilaterally because we always believed that issues involving India and Pakistan are a bilateral issue". Ordering the stay, ICJ President Justice Ronny Abraham directed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to "act in such a way so as to enable the court to enforce any decision it takes on the Indian plea". Read More

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N Korea's Kim a 'smart cookie' says Trump

N Korea's Kim a 'smart cookie' says Trump

McMaster, said North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the worldwide community". He said Mr Trump had "made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other, and what we prefer to do is to work with others, China included, to resolve this situation short of military action". Read More

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Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in spoke to Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday and said North Korea needs to cease making provocations before tensions over the deployment of a US anti-missile system in the South can be resolved. He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Moon said at his inauguration Wednesday he is prepared to lead a major global diplomatic effort to find a peaceful resolution to the tense security situation. Read More

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Turkey to US: Reverse plan to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

Turkey to US: Reverse plan to arm Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu added that "every weapon that turns up in their hands is a threat directed toward Turkey". Turkey today slammed as unacceptable a USA plan to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Ankara considers terrorists, but the militia applauded a "historic" move that would speed up the defeat of Islamic State (IS) extremists. Read More

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South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

Moon also has said he would reconsider the deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system known as THAAD, which was installed on the divided peninsula based on an agreement with ousted President Park Geun-hye. China Central Television carried news of the talk. During the call, Moon told Xi that South Korean people and companies in China "are going through many difficulties", and said he hoped Xi could "pay special attention so the restrictions and sanctions could be smoothly ... Read More

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How the White House explains waiting 18 days to fire Michael Flynn

How the White House explains waiting 18 days to fire Michael Flynn

Yates' comments came after former Obama officials revealed that the outgoing president himself firmly warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security adviser, just two days after the November 8 election. She was anxious because she suspected she was not the only one who knew that Flynn had lied. Pence said in January that Flynn denied those calls involved sanctions placed on Russian Federation by the Obama administration in response to its election meddling. Read More

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Ismail Haniya elected new Hamas leader

He beat Mussa Abu Marzuk and Mohamed Nazzal in a videoconference vote of the ruling council's members in Gaza , the West Bank and outside the Palestinian territories. "This election shifts the center of gravity in the movement to Gaza ", said Ghassan Khatib, a former Palestinian Authority spokesman and a vice president of Bir Zeit University. Read More

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Moon willing to visit North Korea

Moon willing to visit North Korea

During their conversation, both agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization of Korean peninsula. Park's term ended early when she was impeached for corruption and abuse of power, and KCNA said: "The election took place before the expiry of the previous regime as traitor Park Geun Hye was dismissed from office under the unanimous demand of the south Koreans for committing the unprecedented crimes in the history of politics of south Korea". Read More

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Trump comments on meetings with foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia: #LetsMakePeace

MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Well, like my other colleagues, I headed over to the Russian Embassy where Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister, gave a pretty thorough news conference after his meeting with Trump. At issue is not just the fact that White House officials were so easily misled by the Russian envoy. As a result, White House officials said they were surprised to see photos posted online showing Trump not only with Lavrov but also smiling and shaking hands with Russian Ambassador ... Read More

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China says it has successfully tested new type of missile

An editorial from the government controlled Global Times stated the missile launch "killed two birds with one stone". It did not reveal the type of missile or provide other details. A United States defense official said, however, that the system had only " reached initial intercept capability ". China reportedly test launched a newly developed missile in the Bohai sea in recent weeks. Read More

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Syrian Kurdish forces to push on IS capital this summer

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 40 kilometers, or 25 miles, away. The U.S. considers the Kurdish fighters as the most effective group in the fight against Islamic State militants. The YPG militia says the decision is "historic" and a "sign of confidence" in the group, in a statement released Wednesday. On Thursday, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in London, although it was not immediately ... Read More

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Wallabies earn dream Rugby World Cup draw

On recent form England appear best placed to provide New Zealand's biggest threat despite their calamitous 2015 World Cup, when they became the first host nation to fail to escape the pool stages. "Truth be told, no matter how the balls got pulled out, you know it's going to be about getting it right, turning up and making sure you play the best you can", he said. Read More

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Oval Office Meeting with Russian Officials Raises Eyebrows

Oval Office Meeting with Russian Officials Raises Eyebrows

President Trump fired Comey Tuesday - telling NBC News Thursday that the former FBI director was "a showboat" - as the agency continues his investigation into Russian meddling in the November election. "They tricked us", an angry White House official said. The US media never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House. "We had an official photographer in the room , as did they", spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Read More

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Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' for Sunday

After winning the first two games this season, the Cavs went back to Toronto trying to avoid the pitfalls of a year ago. The Raptors lost, and are now down 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 19 for the Raptors, who were without three-time All-Star Kyle Lowry. LeBron had another unbelievable game. Read More

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Get ready for great, great battles to come, Donald Trump tells America

He said he had been accustomed to not having privacy as a reality TV star and real estate mogul - but expressed astonishment at how much less he has as commander-in-chief. Democrats say the President has made no attempt to reach across the aisle. The crowd often interrupted Trump with cheers of "USA!, USA!" At the NRA in Atlanta, Trump spelled out hard lines on immigration, terrorism, protecting gun rights and foreign policy, recommitting himself to the philosophical underpinnings of his ... Read More

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