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Trump's lawyers: No Russian income in last decade with a 'few exceptions'

Critics have raised questions about whether Russians have funneled money through Trump or his projects into the United States. President Trump says he is considering releasing his tax returns - once he's out of office. The letter represented the latest attempt by the president to tamp down concerns about any Russian ties amid an ongoing investigation of his campaign's associates and Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Read More

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Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

There were plenty of smiles and laughter early on at Liberal headquarters as the party took an early lead, but the mood became tenser as the evening progressed and the NDP began to catch up. Clark is still premier, after B.C.'s lieutenant-governor asked her on Wednesday to form a government , albeit a minority one. But Weaver said the top priority for the Greens is removing the influence of big money from politics. Read More

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Goa Assembly passes state GST bill

Goa Assembly passes state GST bill

The workshop was organised 11 days before the special session of the legislature in which the GST bill will be taken up for passage between May 20 and 22. The GST rates will be deliberated by the GST Council on May 18-19. If we look at the residential property sector, sales are not just impacted by tax rates but also by sentiment, and also on account of the trust deficit which the Real Estate Regulation & Development Act - or RERA - now seeks to address. Read More

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Obama-era drilling regulation preserved

Obama-era drilling regulation preserved

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was not one of those Republicans. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of SC and Susan Collins of ME voted against it. Senate Democrats were unified against the resolution . Tom Udall (D-N.M.), praised the Obama administration's methane rule, stating on the floor that he thought the rule "prevents waste just like it was laid out to do". Read More

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France's new president proving a keeper of secrets

France's new president proving a keeper of secrets

As many as 147 additional candidates are still being finalised. For starters, Macron is the only person ever to ever have been elected president without the backing of a major party. Valls", he added. France does not track race or religion in its official census, but its Muslim population is widely estimated to be somewhere between 5 and 8 per cent of the population. Read More

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UK Conservatives Make Local Gains Before General Election

Speaking to Labour supporters in Liverpool, Mr Corbyn said: "We've had some hard results overnight". "We have more votes, more seats and are in the driving seat of more councils than any other party". "The voters have
delivered their verdict on
Jeremy Corbyn". Commentators highlighted dozens of Labor seats where the Ukip vote is larger than the party's majority. Read More

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Wendy's shares hit 10-year high as earnings buck industry slump

Wendy's shares hit 10-year high as earnings buck industry slump

Independent Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Wednesday, December 7 report. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Wendys by 20.0% in the third quarter. The firm has a market cap of $3.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.51 and a beta of 0.97. 21 analysts on average are expecting The Wendy's Company to report earnings of $0.13 per share for the current quarter. Read More

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North Korea demands handover of suspects in assassination plot

The CIA has created the elite team to keep tabs on Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs as it deals with the threat of the state conducting a sixth nuke test. The CIA and the U.S. White House declined to comment on the statement from the North's Ministry of State Security last week. North Korea accused the USA and South Korean security agencies of planning a biochemical attack on leader Kim during April 15 celebrations in the North's capital of the anniversary of the birth of ... Read More

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Michael Flynn subpoenaed for docs by Senate Intelligence Committee

Michael Flynn subpoenaed for docs by Senate Intelligence Committee

They targeted people who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was pushed out of his job as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, it reported. "Firing Flynn did not sound like an emergency", CNN quoted Trump as saying. Spicer told reporters that the day after Yates' initial meeting with McGahn on January 26, the White House counsel asked her to return "to discuss certain issues that she had left unclear at the time". Read More

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Pope Francis Tries To Heal Wounds During His Speech In Egypt

Pope Francis Tries To Heal Wounds During His Speech In Egypt

It's time, around the world, to draw the line on what is good and non-violent as part of a religion and what is not, she said. The Mass was conducted in Latin, Italian and Arabic with some chants in Coptic. A Muslim political consultant to the majority party in the Egyptian parliament, Marouan Younis, said that everyone is very happy to have Pope Francis in Cairo and hope that his presence will boost their own efforts to combat terrorism and promote peace in the country. Read More

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US reaffirms its commitment to protect Turkey

The question now is what Erdogan, a headstrong leader, will do next. On Monday, the Pentagon announced that President Trump had signed an order instructing the United States military to provide small and medium arms directly to Syrian Kurds fighting against ISIL ( ISIS , Daesh), provoking anger and alarm in Turkey. Read More

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Russia Invades White House

A Russian photographer from the TASS news agency, who was the official photographer for Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov during his United States trip, has spoken out about the hype surrounding his recent work assignment, describing the criticism as "absurd and ludicrous". Read More

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Abe, Moon say 'hello' with edgy discussion about 'comfort women'

North Korea has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, presenting Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. The North is technically still at war with the South and has no diplomatic relations with the United States, but China is its sole major ally. But that will require a clear grand strategy that has yet to materialize. Read More

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Overblown claim on new China trade deal

The agreement covers 10 areas where trade negotiators from the USA and China have reached consensus, including agricultural trade and market access for financial services. This successful trip helped Chinese officials gain confidence in restoring beef trade between the two countries. "This will let China diversify, somewhat, their sources of supply and will provide a huge export market for US LNG producers", said Ross. Read More

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Europe warns U.S. of safety risk from laptop ban

Europe warns U.S. of safety risk from laptop ban

Aviation experts worry about how lithium batteries are stored because they can produce fires that are extremely hard to put out with on-board fire extinguishers. Any expansion of the ban could impact U.S. carriers such as United Airlines (UAL.N), Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) and American Airlines Group (AAL.O). Read More

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Form Voter Fraud Commission

Trump Signs Executive Order to Form Voter Fraud Commission

Vice President Mike Pence will chair the panel, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be vice chair of the commission, which will report back to Trump by 2018. The issue of voter fraud has been batted around by both Republicans and Democrats in recent months. Critics contend it suppresses voter turnout, particularly among young and minority voters, and that there have been few cases of fraud. Read More

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Victorious Liberals say it's business as usual

Whether any of this will matter, mostly comes down to whether the Liberals get that 44th seat and a majority or if someone from the NDP or Greens decides to cross the floor. If the result holds and no party gets a majority, Weaver will be in the remarkable position of deciding whether the next government is Liberal or NDP. Read More

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Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Senate panel seeks Flynn documents in Russia probe

Spicer, the White House press secretary, said Yates had come to the White House on January 26. "This man (Flynn) has served for many years, he's a general, he's a - in my opinion - a very good person. He was forced to resign as Trump's national security adviser after it was revealed that he had lied about discussing sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Read More

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Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

Obama is unhappy that the Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back the unappetizing food restrictions the former first lady put into place during her husband's tenure in the White House. Kass and Obama discussed a range of topics, including the Obamas' move to a new D.C. residence and the sorts of meals Obama ate as a child. When she later learned he was a chef helping families to better their diets, he came to their Chicago home when her two daughters were young. Read More

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North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang often serves as an intermediary between North Korea and the USA, but North Korean authorities regularly deny them access to American prisoners. Did Moon, during his days as chief of staff to the Roh administration, seek then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's opinion on how South Korea should vote on a United Nations resolution in 2007 that condemned North Korea's human rights record? Two of the detainees were arrested within the past month, and while North ... Read More

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