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Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after U.S. downed jet

Canberra's move comes after Moscow announced that it is halting its deescalation cooperation - known as the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria - with the USA military. It said the coalition forces did not use existing channels with Russian Federation to avoid incidents over Syria. There are now six Australian bombers based out of the United Arab Emirates which are used to attack targets in both Iraq and Syria, and while operations in Syria will be ... Read More

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Farmers protest airport plan, 4 cops injured in violence

Farmers protest airport plan, 4 cops injured in violence

Meanwhile, a Defence spokesperson said that the land in question was owned by the Ministry of Defence - Indian Navy, which was certified by Maharashtra government's land records. They also torched a police van, three trucks, two bikes and a tempo in the area. Additional forces were sent to the spot, including riot control vehicles, to contain the violence, reports ANI. Read More

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Some hope California winner of $447M Powerball helps area

The winning combination of numbers for the massive payout was 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3. It is unclear if there are winning tickets in other states. Alberre says he and his father own the store in Sun City, originally developed as a retirement community and now part of the city of Menifee. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be 40-million-dollars. Read More

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Two Lincoln universities achieve 'Gold' for teaching quality

Two Lincoln universities achieve 'Gold' for teaching quality

An analysis shows that among the 21 Russell Group universities that took part, eight (38 per cent) were given a gold rating, 10 (48 per cent) were awarded silver and three (14 per cent) got a bronze. "Our TEF Gold award is further evidence of our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes". Vice-Chancellor Rob Warner said: "To be ranked silver for our quality of teaching is a reflection of our successful students and the support they receive from our ... Read More

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After Death, Fenn Might Call Off Treasure Hunt

After Death, Fenn Might Call Off Treasure Hunt

The plea from State Police Chief Pete Kassetas follows what authorities believe is the latest death related to the effort to uncover Forrest Fenn's treasure . Police and wildlife officials searched forest and county roads and popular hiking trails. According to The Washington Post , it's been almost a year since the body of 54-year old Randy Bilyeu was recovered from the Rio Grande after he set out on an adventure with his dog to find the treasure. Read More

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China defends North Korea efforts in response to Trump tweet

China defends North Korea efforts in response to Trump tweet

Last month, Beijing and Washington signed a limited deal to open new markets for each other's exports, and a long-standing friend of the Chinese leadership, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad , was confirmed as United States ambassador. "After Moon said he is willing to have talks with the North without any conditions if the North stops nuclear and missile provocations, misunderstanding grew in Washington that it is Seoul's policy to have unconditional talks with Pyongyang", a Korean ... Read More

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Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks

A fair deal for both sides was possible, he said. Britain's political instability has caused concerns in European capitals hoping to get the negotiations over with quickly and cleanly, as has May's oft-repeated threat to walk away from the talks without a deal if necessary. Read More

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Trump to Make Announcement on Any Comey Tapes This Week: White House

As the White House hunkers down in the midst of the expanding Russian Federation scandal, press briefings are becoming less frequent and the once-daily sightings of press secretary Sean Spicer a thing of the past. And Trump hasn't held a full news conference since February, or participated in interviews since the end of April. In testimony before Congress earlier this month , former FBI Director James Comey testified that there was no doubt in his mind that Russian Federation was ... Read More

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New Boeing Airplane Aims To Bolster Profits

New Boeing Airplane Aims To Bolster Profits

Airbus announced an order for 100 A320s early Monday morning from General Electric Co.'s (NYSE: GE) GECAS leasing group and later in the day an order for 12 of the single-aisle planes from another lessor, Air Lease Corp. "We don't see much demand for really big aircraft going forward',' said Randy Tinseth, Boeing's Vice President for Marketing". The Boeing and Airbus outlooks are broadly similar, though the USA manufacturer counts smaller planes not in its rival's forecast. Read More

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U.S. detects new activity at North Korea nuclear test site

President Donald Trump's administration has had mixed results in its efforts to shake up USA foreign policy, but officials feel they have made inroads with China that could prove productive. Top diplomats for China and the US will meet for the first round of a Diplomatic and Security Dialogue on Wednesday. Mattis stated that the meeting provided a "glimpse of the mutually beneficial future", and reaffirmed "the shared goal of denuclearization" despite areas where China and the U.S.do not ... Read More

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Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal

Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal

She, Prince William and Prince Harry have even initiated the Heads Together campaign, which seeks to eradicate any negative stigma surrounding mental issues. His son, Prince George, will also be starting his schooling this September, and with their big move to London, the royals will be residing at the Kensington Palace and will be using their mansion, Anmer Hall, for weekend retreats in Norfolk. Read More

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ConCourt throws the secret ballot vote decision back to Mbete

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Thursday delivered a judgment that included the stressing of accountability mechanisms and responsibility of the executive. The controversial midnight reshuffle resulted in South Africa's credit ratings being downgraded to junk status. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma arrives with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to give his State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. Read More

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Sena to hold meeting to decide on NDAs Prez nominee

JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed happiness that the Bihar Governor would be the NDA's candidate for the President elections . Pawar has always been a troublesome ally to the Congress and all the four Congress chief minsters - Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan - were hard put to deal with him. Read More

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Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Russian government-linked hackers potentially targeted as many as 21 states' election systems previous year, a Homeland Security official warned Congress on Wednesday. Johnson says Comey would not have made such a move lightly. Johnson is testifying before the House intelligence committee . But Johnson told the committee that the DNC didn't want DHS's help with the investigation . Read More

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May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

May has faced pressure, including from several senior party figures, to water down her plans to make a clean break with the European Union after she failed to win a clear majority at a snap election earlier this month. They have a record of opposing Tory austerity and welfare measures in the last parliament, and it is understood that they could support opposition amendments in these areas during the six-day Queen's Speech debate. Read More

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Donald Trump says China efforts on N.Korea 'have not worked out'

The Ohio college student died Monday at a Cincinnati hospital, almost a week after his return to the United States after being held in North Korea for more than 17 months. "From what, we don't know". "I believe we must now have the perception that North Korea is an irrational regime", Moon told CBS television. 13 June 2017 - He is released from North Korea and medically evacuated to the US. Read More

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Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant

Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant

Spokesman for the company, Muhammad Thabet, said that as a result, power could only be supplied for two or three hours per day. Those shipments were halted earlier this year after Hamas refused to pay the exceptionally high taxes that were being levied on it by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), forcing Gaza's only power plant to halt operations. Read More

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Iran warns ISIS of more missile strikes, says op coordinated with Damascus

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country's security is a red line, pledging to firmly respond to any threats or acts of aggression against the Islamic Republic's national security. " The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message ", he said. Both the United States and Russian Federation contend their forces are in Syria to fight ISIS. Read More

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BC throne speech marks beginning of the end for Liberal minority government

BC throne speech marks beginning of the end for Liberal minority government

The premier outlined a $1 billion investment in child care to create 60,000 new affordable spaces over four years, in addition to the 13,000 already pledged by the B.C. Clark said her government will advance the new agenda. "That's the risk that we take, an election that nobody wants". They were not part of her party's May 9 election platform - but when asked whether she regretted not running on those points, Clark answered, "I'm looking forward, not backward". Read More

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MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long awaited move

The company faced tough times in the wake of President Xi Jinping's crackdown on ostentatious gifting during the anti-graft campaign in 2013, but has more recently been seeing a rebound in demand. "The expansion of Stock Connect has been a game changer for the market opening of China A shares". MSCI wants the market to open up more. In March, however, MSCI relaxed its investment criteria by cutting the number of stocks to 169 from 448 in a bid to address curbs on repatriating capital ... Read More

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Oil slump spooks investors; China stocks underwhelmed by MSCI

Oil slump spooks investors; China stocks underwhelmed by MSCI

China on Wednesday hailed the decision. A spokesman for China's securities regulator said last week that any emerging market index would be "incomplete" without Chinese stocks. " MSCI is very hopeful that the momentum of positive change witnessed in China over the past years will continue to accelerate", said Briand. "We view this announcement as an important milestone in the integration of China's equity markets with the rest of the world, but that there is unlikely to be a ... Read More

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Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

He billed Iran's retaliatory missile strike as a countermeasure of just a "very limited scale". Israel and Iran are bitter enemies. Iran's missile strike this week against Islamic State targets in Syria is escalating its military involvement in Syria and likely will heighten tensions between the US -led coalition and Russian and Iranian forces aligned with the Syrian regime, analysts say . Read More

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Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways

Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways

None of those election-related systems were involved in vote counting, Liles said , and most of the targeting was relatively low-level scans that any hacker might conduct looking for vulnerabilities - like a would-be thief walking down a street to see who is home. Read More

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Brussels Central Station attack suspect identified

Van der Sypt added that "this incident is considered as a terrorist attack". Van der Sypt added that the suspect lived in Molenbeek commune west of Brussels . The authorities said Belgian soldiers "neutralised" the suspect, although it was not clear if the suspect survived. A third eyewitness said he had been evacuated from the station, but that the situation now seems under control and police were allowing people to walk freely in the street again. Read More

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Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal

Egypt court halts verdicts on islands transfer deal

In the latest twist in a long legal saga, a spokesman for the Constitutional Court said its chief judge had "issued a temporary order to halt the implementation of all rulings that were issued over the Tiran and Sanafir accord". But the deal has been caught in a dispute over which institution has the final say after Egypt's highest administrative court rejected it previous year. Read More

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Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

The family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee's official cause of death a mystery for the time being. Warmbier's family has not specified how he slipped from a comatose state to death, but said in a statement on Monday that the "awful torturous mistreatment" he endured while in captivity meant "no other outcome was possible". Read More

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Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

President Donald Trump basked Wednesday in a Republican victory in a closely-watched election in Georgia, telling cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally in Iowa that "the people love us". Buoyed by Republican victories in special congressional elections in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Mr Trump blasted his opponents as "unbelievably nasty" and said cable news anchors appeared stunned by the Democratic losses. Read More

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National Aboriginal Day to take place in Brandon

In Brandon, the celebration for National Aboriginal Day will take place at the Ecole New Era School Grounds (527 Louise Avenue) between the hours of 12 - 7 p.m. -Unconscious bias and racism is real and it exists in a quantity that we do don't acknowledge, says Pariseau, who adds legislative barriers keep Indigenous Peoples from prosperity. Read More

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