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European Union boosts North Korea sanctions in line with UN

European Union boosts North Korea sanctions in line with UN

Deputy national security adviser K T McFarland held a meeting with other officials ot discuss the USA response to a fresh series of provocations from the North, the Wall Street Journal reports . Additionally, many experts fear that a direct military conflict would spark all-out warfare, including artillery barrages directed at Seoul, South Korea's capital. Read More

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Mosul airport recaptured from ISIS

The troops evacuated and transferred them to multiple camps in and near the towns of Qayyara and Hammam al-Alil and south of Mosul , where they received emergency supplies, including food and medicine, Jaf said. If they defeat Daesh in Mosul , that would crush the Iraqi wing of the caliphate declared by the group's leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in 2014 from the city's grand old Nuri mosque, located in the same area as the Omar Al-Aswad mosque. Read More

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Budapest withdraws from 2024 Olympics

Budapest withdraws from 2024 Olympics

Also a seasoned Olympic veteran who has covered every Olympic bid since 1999, Abrahamson says that the price tag and tax burden placed on citizens of Olympic bid cities leaves an obvious choice to host the 2024 Games. "We regularly consult with [the studios] to promote the bid". NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer said "NBCUniversal is pleased to be part of LA 2024s bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to Los Angeles". Read More

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US Market Indexes Lower as Investors Await President's Speech

Concerns that Tesla's Model 3 production this year might be delayed, as well as expectations the company will sell stock to raise US$1.7 billion, prompted the downgrade by Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino, according to Reuters. Ahead of his address, due at 9:00 p.m. EST (0200 GMT), Trump on Monday met USA state governors at the White House and said he sees "big" infrastructure spending and that he is seeking a "historic" increase in military spending of more than 9 percent. Read More

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IN FULL: Prasa views 350% salary hike 'in a dim light'

IN FULL: Prasa views 350% salary hike 'in a dim light'

Zide's appointment follows the axing of Collins Letsoalo. This comes after the controversy behind the remuneration package of Letsoalo in which he is accused of hiking his salary by 350% from R1.3-million to R5.9-million, demanding a chauffeur-driven vehicle and a company cellphone with unlimited calls just like former boss Lucky Montana . Read More

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CPIM seeking action against RSS leader, call to behead Kerala CM

The video of the RSS leader making the remarks at Ujjain have gone viral. "When V Ramakrishnan, a RSS member was killed in Kerala way back in 1969, P Vijayan was accused number one, while one Raju Master, who is the father-in-law of the present Kerala state chief of the CPI (M) K Balakrishnan was accused number 2", he added, pointing out that however, due to poor investigation, both of them were let off by the court. Read More

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United Kingdom government's Brexit bill defeated in Lords

She insisted the Government was committed to treating European Union nationals with the "utmost respect", but said ministers needed also to be able to protect rights of British nationals living in the European Union in the negotiations. All the Government needs to do is come back to Parliament and commit to unilaterally doing the right thing. The SNP welcomed the Lords amendment. The vote, by 358 to 256, was the first parliamentary defeat for the government's Brexit bill, which has ... Read More

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EU Parliament lifts Le Pen immunity over IS tweets

EU Parliament lifts Le Pen immunity over IS tweets

The lifting of immunity allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting three images of brutality by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, on Twitter in 2015, including a photo of the decapitated corpse of U.S. The vote was overwhelmingly in favour of lifting Le Pen's immunity, following a request from the prosecutor of Nanterre in west Paris. Le Pen could not immediately be reached for comment. Read More

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British policing is in a 'potentially perilous' state, damning report warns

British policing is in a 'potentially perilous' state, damning report warns

In addition, some crimes were "written off" meaning thousands of suspects were left to roam free. THE state of policing is blasted as "potentially perilous" in a damning report published today. "I'm looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of London", she said after being appointed. Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said it has warned about the "pitfalls of continually taking the axe to police budgets over successive years". Read More

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Trump to visit United Kingdom in October

Trump to visit United Kingdom in October

His administration is now coming up with a new order after the first was banned by federal judges. Having the state visit in October would ensure that President Trump would avoid any encounters with MPs against his visit. The Queen has welcomed a number of controversial leaders for state visits in the past, including the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015 and the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1978. Read More

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Atlas V rocket blasts off from Vandenberg AFB

Core and upper stage of Atlas V were integrated with NROL-79 payload inside of the SLC-3E in February 2017, after payload was delivered to Vandenberg a February 15. intelligence program. Tragically, firefighter Ryan Osler lost his life in a vehicle accident while responding to the fires. The NRO is the US Government agency in charge of designing, building and launching America's intelligence satellites. Read More

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Irish manufacturing growth slows despite stronger United Kingdom demand - PMI

Irish manufacturing growth slows despite stronger United Kingdom demand - PMI

However, IHS pointed out that the PMI was "firmly above its long-run average of 51.6" and signalled expansion in the sector for a seventh month in a row following an initial shock after the Brexit vote. As a result, output charges also rose at a rate close to January's high. It is derived from indicators for new orders, output, employment, suppliers' delivery times and stocks of purchases. Read More

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Miller family: Killers can now reflect on their horrific crimes in jail

Miller family: Killers can now reflect on their horrific crimes in jail

The parents of Jerseyman David Miller, who was killed in Thailand in 2014, say they are confident the court has "made the correct decision" by upholding a guilty verdict in the trial into his murder. On December 24, 2015, the Koh Samui provincial court sentenced Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo to death after finding them guilty of killing the two British backpackers and concealing their bodies to cover up the crime. Read More

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BJP leaders growing in desperation: Akhilesh

BJP leaders growing in desperation: Akhilesh

Now he has changed his stance and is talking of a coalition government, " said Yadav. While Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath (a Thakur) is already influential in the region, the party past year gave a Rajya Sabha berth to its state vice-president from Gorakhpur, Shiv Pratap Shukla, to attract Brahmins. Read More

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Trump prepares to issue new travel ban

Trump prepares to issue new travel ban

The White House continues to insist that the original order, which banned immigration by citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and led to confusion and protests at the country's airports, was legally above board. Earlier on Wednesday, the US-led coalition commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said the Iraqis had a "level-headed" and "muted" reaction to the news of Trump's first immigration order. Read More

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House Democratic Women Wore Suffragette White To Trump's Speech In Feminist Solidarity

House Democratic Women Wore Suffragette White To Trump's Speech In Feminist Solidarity

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) reportedly mocked Democratic women in the House of Representatives on Wednesday for wearing what he called "bad-looking white pantsuits" to President Donald Trump's Tuesday night speech. During the 2016 USA presidential election campaign, it was noted that his rival Hillary Clinton often wore white at key moments, though she never explicitly stated whether this was in reference to the suffragettes. Read More

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White House escalates war on 'fake news,' bans outlets from briefing

White House escalates war on 'fake news,' bans outlets from briefing

Trump also suggested he believes that leaks are not coming from White House staff, but from other parts of the administration. Multiple sources who attended the gathering said the press secretary went on to voice his frustration over the number of private conversations that were appearing in unflattering news stories and warned that the use of phone apps like Confide and Signal, which encrypt and delete text messages after they're sent, were a clear violation of the Presidential Records Act ... Read More

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USA promises to defend South Korea against North Korea

The United States has 28 500 troops stationed in South Korea as a deterrent against a potential aggression from North Korea. The call took place on the eve of the joint annual military exercises amid high tension on the Korean peninsula following Pyongyang's latest missile test and the murder of its leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia. Read More

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Oil prices dip ahead of U.S. stock data

Oil prices dip ahead of U.S. stock data

While the build in inventory was less than expected, the rise in storage took crude stockpiles to a new record high of 520.2 million barrels, according to Citi research. U.S. crude stocks have increased for seven weeks consecutively. The S&P Global Platts survey called for a drawdown of 1.7 million barrels for gasoline and a fall of 700,000 barrels for distillates. Read More

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US Auto Sales Slow in February despite Continued Truck Demand

On Wednesday, shares of General Motors (GM - Free Report) are rallying, up nearly 2% in afternoon trading after the automaker reported strong total February sales and easily outperformed expectations for the overall industry. vice president, Sales Operations. Nissan sales also grew by four percent, with crossovers, trucks and SUVs experiencing 22 percent increase year-over-year. Read More

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Trump says 100 percent tariffs hurt Harley-Davidson sales in other countries

Trump says 100 percent tariffs hurt Harley-Davidson sales in other countries

This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.40%. In other news, VP Joanne M. Bischmann sold 5,037 shares of Harley-Davidson stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 14th. The Zacks Research consensus before the earnings release was $0.32. Looking over the last month situation it was ranked as "Buy" by 3 analysts. Given its history, the average earnings announcement surprise was -1.62 percent over the past four quarters. Read More

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Many think Melania Trump wore an 'inappropriate' outfit to POTUS' Congress address

Ivanka Trump claps for her dad during his congressional address Tuesday night. Vanity Fair has reached out to Michael Kors for comment. It's one thing to not wear an American designer now that she is part of the First Family of the United States, but it's a whole other fiasco because as she stood in the stands watching the speech, her father was urging citizens to "buy American, hire American". Read More

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US Envoy Blasts UN Rights Council for 'Unfair' Treatment of Israel

US Envoy Blasts UN Rights Council for 'Unfair' Treatment of Israel

A senior USA official said on Wednesday President Donald Trump's administration is reviewing its engagement with the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR), citing an "obsession with Israel". However, President Barack Obama, felt it was more useful to be part of the council and try to influence it from the inside. However, even former US Secretary of State John Kerry said the UNHRC must cease with its "excessive and biased focus on Israel". Read More

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Minister's PM slur triggers uproar in Bihar Assembly

Minister's PM slur triggers uproar in Bihar Assembly

BJP leaders have demanded the removal of Mastan from his ministry and claimed that he has had a history controversial statements and actions that would have landed anyone else in jail. At the call of Mastan, a few people in the crowd also beat a PM's photo kept on the dais with their shoes. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said the party would raise the issue in both Houses of Bihar Assembly demanding the removal of Mastan. Read More

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In Emotional Moment Of Speech, Trump Addresses Navy SEAL's Widow

In Emotional Moment Of Speech, Trump Addresses Navy SEAL's Widow

The father of a Navy SEAL killed last month in a US -led raid in Yemen is speaking out about his son's death - calling the mission that killed him "stupid", and demanding an investigation. " They explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected", he said about the mission. The president's remarks on Owens came after weeks of deflecting the blame for his death, despite multiple sources reporting " almost everything went wrong " with the raid and that the president ... Read More

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Church's 'drive thru' Ash Wednesday still a hit

Church's 'drive thru' Ash Wednesday still a hit

While Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation, Catholic bishops encourage the faithful to attend Mass if they are able. On the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday - March 1 this year - the Fasching, or Carnival season, ends with the ritual "burial" of a double bass, drum, or other musical instrument. Read More

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India growth rate slips to 7% in Q3 after cash ban

In yet another attempt to improve the foreign relations of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected tp visit Israel by the middle of this year. He also cited the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Israel in October, 2015, followed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to the Jewish nation early previous year. Read More

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