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China reopens its border to USA beef

China reopens its border to USA beef

This is the first time USA beef exports will flow directly to China since 2003. In November 2014, the Agriculture Department gave four Chinese companies approval to import cooked poultry products to the United States. The Chinese middle class represents more consumers than the entire USA population, Baucus says, and they are hungry for beef. Shares of U.S. Steel X.N , which have taken a dramatic fall after soaring the wake of Trump's election, dropped 1.9 percent on Friday, while shares ... Read More

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Trump, Abbas Reaffirm Commitment to Lasting Israeli-Palestinian Peace

But he offered no clues as to how he could break the deadlock and revive long-stalled negotiations. "I would love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator, and we will get this done". On that occasion, Trump expressed he did not feel obliged to maintain the policy of his country to support a two-state solution, variant considered necessary for the world community to put an end to the conflicto, and which Abbas defended again during his visit. Read More

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Labour loses out as SNP and Tories snap up seats

She added: "Wherever you are, from the Borders to the Highlands, the only party strong enough to lead that fightback against the SNP is the Scottish Conservatives". "There are 10 Tories and two independent members, those two independents may decide they'd prefer to work with Labour". The evidence is mounting up that the Tories are starting to believe they can do anything to Scotland and get away with it. Read More

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Deputy Attorney General whose recommendation led to Comey's firing 'threatened to resign'

Rosenstein, a longtime federal prosecutor with a sterling reputation, is now at the center of vast speculation, pressure and finger-pointing in Washington where the level of political toxicity could hardly push higher. Ben Cardin, D-Md., told MSNBC on Sunday. Feinstein has called for a special commission to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and its potential ties to the Trump campaign. Read More

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Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

Mr Trump also reportedly asked Mr Comey during that dinner if the FBI was investigating him personally - a question that some have said is a breach of protocol. "In fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story", Trump told NBC. Read More

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Senate confirms Trump's nominee to be US trade representative

Senate confirms Trump's nominee to be US trade representative

Industry officials, farmers, and even America's trade partners have been whipsawed by Trump's various pronouncements, shifts, and reversals on major trade matters since his election. If the U.S. did withdraw from NAFTA in a "worst-case scenario", it would not necessarily mean the end of the deal, Guajardo said. "I think it's probably one of the primary reasons I'm sitting here today as president", Trump said on April 20. Read More

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Baton Rouge police 'acted properly' in man's death

Baton Rouge police 'acted properly' in man's death

This comes as the Justice Department has refused to charge two police officers in the July 5, 2016, convenience store shooting of Sterling. As officers tried to subdue Sterling, Salamoni shouted that he saw a gun in Sterling's pocket. "Once the LSP and our assigned prosecutor have reviewed the materials generated by the federal government's investigation and have conducted any further investigation necessary my office will meet with them to review their findings, evaluate the evidence, and ... Read More

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Final Push on Syria's Raqa in Early Summer

The commander, identified by The Associated Press as Abdelqader, didn't specify dates at a news conference announcing the plans, citing tactical concerns. He said he had no details about the team's makeup. SDF deputy head Qahraman Hassan said: "In the beginning of the summer, we will storm and liberate (Raqa) city". Read More

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Blood Flows in Macedonian Parliament

Blood Flows in Macedonian Parliament

An interior ministry statement on Friday said 102 people had been treated at city hospitals, including deputies and police officers. But conservative outcry against the Albanian parties' demands for greater constitutional protection of their language has prevented a government from being formed. Read More

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France's Macron to visit Germany next week

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Emmanuel Macron for talks in Berlin on Monday, on his first trip overseas as French president. The German chancellor "was the first among foreign leaders to call him, given the importance of the relations between our two countries in restarting the European project", according to a Macron aid. Read More

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North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

The official, who was next to Moon as he spoke with Trump, also said the US president mentioned the trade issue "in a light fashion, mentioning it on a principle level" and added that the "focus was on the North Korean nuclear issue". As KCNA announced the allegations last week, it also said North Korea was embarking on a campaign to root out suspected foreign agents. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. Read More

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Harvey suspended by Mets

This will be Urena's first start since September 28 of last season, when he faced the Mets and took the loss after giving up five runs over five innings as the Marlins fell 5-2. New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will likely be back on the mound Friday. The Mets recalled left-hander Adam Wilk from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey's place. Read More

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US, China reach deal on natural gas, beef

US, China reach deal on natural gas, beef

The U.S. and China have also agreed to resolve outstanding issues with importing Chinese origin cooked poultry to the U.S.as soon as possible. Foreign-owned firms in China will also be able to provide credit rating services . "This should have been done years ago when it would have made a difference". China has a long history of formally granting market access but then effectively blocking it by controlling how Chinese firms conduct business, or by other informal restrictions on how ... Read More

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Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

And Arctic cooperation is familiar ground for Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil chief executive who once negotiated oil deals in northern waters with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. The council, which operates on a consensus basis, signed an agreement late on Wednesday that only had a passing reference to Paris. The role of Arctic Indigenous peoples was also reaffirmed in the Fairbanks Declaration, signed at the ministerial, which reaffirmed "the rights of Arctic indigenous peoples and the ... Read More

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Broadcaster finds out network closing down live on-air

Broadcaster finds out network closing down live on-air

Ms Even had been notified of the news just two hours earlier. "It can't be that we'll set up a broadcasting authority and not control it", said Likud culture minister Miri Regev. The wider public seems baffled by the closure. Many people are asking where they are going to get their news from now, especially during the day. The news program had been losing viewers for years and the whole public broadcasting authority had been accused of being corrupt and wasteful. Read More

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N.Korea says will have dialogue with US under right conditions

The agency said that Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for United States affairs said this in Beijing, while she was travelling home from Norway. South Korea's Moon, elected this week on a platform of a moderate approach to North Korea , has said he would be willing to go to Pyongyang under the right circumstances and said dialogue must be used in parallel with sanctions to resolve the problem over North Korea's weapons. Read More

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Syrian forces clash with rebels in new Russian 'de-escalation' zone

Syrian forces clash with rebels in new Russian 'de-escalation' zone

No Syrian party has signed onto the deal. But the armed opposition was highly critical of the proposal, saying it lacked legitimacy. The zones, agreed to by Russia, Turkey and Iran, went into effect at midnight on Friday. It is not yet clear how the new plan would affect flight paths of coalition warplanes battling IS militants and other radical groups - and whether US warplanes would abide by a diminished airspace. Read More

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Three sentenced to death in Nayana Pujari gangrape-murder case

Three sentenced to death in Nayana Pujari gangrape-murder case

The prosecution said this was a fit case for the "rarest of rare" category. Yogesh Raut, co-accused Mahesh Thakur, Vishwas Kadam and Rajesh Chaudhary were the four youths involved in the gang rape and murder of Nayana Pujari. She was gangraped at different locations before being murdered and the accused robbed her of cash Rs 61,000 by using her ATM card for withdrawals from three locations, and her ornaments worth Rs 72,000. Read More

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North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot'

North Korea seeks extradition of South Korea spy chief over 'assassination plot'

Some of those goals would collide with those of the Trump administration, which is seeking to place more economic sanctions on North Korea to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. Beijing - the North's biggest trade partner and diplomatic protector - is infuriated over the deployment of a USA missile defence system in the South, and Seoul is embroiled in a row with fellow United States ally Tokyo over wartime history. Read More

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President Trump, People Do Care About Your Taxes, and Russia Too

The letter is the latest attempt by Trump 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. "I did a good job", Trump answered. I doubt it. Because they're not going to...nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters. I assume he's gonna give the letter out, but it says I am not involved in Russian Federation. Read More

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Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

The White House said Trump and Moon "agreed to continue to strengthen the alliance and to deepen the enduring friendship between our two countries". Xi said China was willing to handle disputes with South Korea "appropriately" on the basis of mutual trust and understanding. Moon has said the decision had been made hastily and his government should have the final say on whether to deploy it. Read More

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From the Archives: Prince Philip Through the Years

In a statement on Thursday morning, the Palace said Prince Philip had chose to step down from public engagements from the northern hemisphere's autumn. The palace released a statement on their social media saying the Queen has given her husband her "full support" in this decision. "No one would ever dare tell him to take it easy", a source told the newspaper in March a year ago. Read More

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ACB records Kapil Mishra's statement in tanker scam

Mishra's house in Civil Lines. Earlier in the day, the AAP alleged that "a big conspiracy was hatched against it by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)." through Mishra and said Kejriwal would not resign over the "baseless allegations". The party trashed the sacked minister's allegations and its Political Affairs Committee (PAC) met in the evening and took the decision to suspend Mishra who was sacked as Minister on Saturday. Read More

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