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White House releases 2005 Trump tax info ahead of TV report

White House releases 2005 Trump tax info ahead of TV report

The forms show Mr Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24.5%, a figure well above the roughly 10% the average American taxpayer hands over each year. So many have been interested in exactly what Trump has paid, what he has been claiming as a loss, how much he has said was given to charity, and how much of this income from his billion dollar companies he has avoided paying taxes on, or paid at a lower rate than what would be fair for a person of his wealth. Read More

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HN: Over 100kg of suspected rhino horns seized

HN: Over 100kg of suspected rhino horns seized

They discovered the horns, weighing nearly 50 kilograms (110 pounds), inside hard-shelled luggage bags originating from Addis Ababa. The shipment discovered was worth around $5 million (4.7 million euros), officials said on Tuesday. It's the second time in two years that rhino horns have been seized at the airport, with the previous haul being worth around $600,000. "These horns are huge, which means they came from big rhinos", said Somkiat Soontornpitakkool, director of the division in ... Read More

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North Korea threatens USA with 'merciless' attacks

The talks were put on hold after Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of DPRK's ruler Kim Jong-un, was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur on 13 February. However, officials preparing the trip, briefing reporters anonymously at a time when most senior diplomatic positions in Washington are unfilled, said no major announcements are imminent. Read More

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Astana talks on Syria to be extended amid opposition arrival

Astana talks on Syria to be extended amid opposition arrival

Meanwhile, Astana-3 has started with bilateral consultations between the delegations of Russian Federation and Turkey on the one hand, and Russian Federation and Iran on the other. Zhainakov said Kazakhstan's foreign minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, will address the media following Wednesday's talks. Astana has already hosted two rounds of Russia-brokered Syria peace talks on January 23-24 and on February 15-16. Read More

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Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

This will surely be taken as a provocative display of force by China, which claims nearly all of the South China Sea as its territory, despite global court rulings to the contrary. Japan wants to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has pushed ties with China in recent months as he has criticized the old alliance with the United States, to visit the Izumo when it visits Subic Bay, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Manila, another of the sources said. Read More

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North Korea, Malaysia to Enter Formal Talks Over Travel Ban

Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and later died on the way to the hospital according to a Malaysian government official. Four of the seven North Korean suspects being sought by Malaysia are believed to have left the country the day Kim was killed. North Korea has blamed its southern neighbor and the USA for the controversy over Kim's death. Read More

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Hackers Attack High-Profile Twitter Accounts, Post Swastikas And Pro-Erdogan Content

Hackers Attack High-Profile Twitter Accounts, Post Swastikas And Pro-Erdogan Content

They also use the hashtags "NaziGermany" and "NaziHolland", and use an image of a swastika. Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high profile ones belonging to users such as Forbes, Amnesty Internationa and the BBC's North American service, were compromised on Wednesday morning, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkey's escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. Read More

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What can Malaysia do to get its citizens back from North Korea?

Lee Sun-jin, chairman of South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff during his visit to USS Carl Vinson alongside his counterpart Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States forces in Korea. Administration officials say all options are on the table, including military ones, but signs are that the USA for starters wants to see rigorous implementation of existing sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More

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Rams agree to terms with cornerback Kayvon Webster

Rams agree to terms with cornerback Kayvon Webster

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported it's a two-year deal, and noted the "Rams have eyed him for a while". Webster earned $2,745,800 during his first four years in the NFL. Webster was buried on the depth chart behind starters Chris Harris Jr . Webster excelled on special teams with the Broncos, frequently pinning teams inside their own five-yard line on punt coverage. Read More

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Customs CG begs Senate, says he is bereaved

Customs CG begs Senate, says he is bereaved

The Customs had threatened to seize and prosecute vehicle owners who fail to pay customs duty on imported vehicles on or before April 12th 2017. In the said letter, the Customs CG asked for another day to appear before the Red Chamber. But afterwards, he wrote a second letter, this one directly to Mr. Saraki, spokespersons for the Senate President confirmed. The new development is strongly suggestive of Mr. Read More

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TTV Dinakaran to contest RK Nagar bypolls

TTV Dinakaran to contest RK Nagar bypolls

DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan announced the candidature of Marudhuganesh alias NM Ganesh, who is an advocate, for RK Nagar constituency, which promises an interesting contest. Jayakumar has indicated that she would be interested in accepting support from the O Panneerselvam camp of AIADMK. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, while launching her own political front MGR Amma Deepa Peravai had also announced that she would contest the elections from the RK Nagar seat. Read More

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BJP gets invite in Manipur

BJP gets invite in Manipur

Parrikar assuming the leadership of Goa has been challenged by Congress in Supreme Court, but it looks like Congress is fighting a lost battle. Kulaste said that if and when the party takes any decision, he is going to support it. During the hearing, the bench said, "You (Congress) don't have the numbers and that is why you did not claim to form government". After winning 13 seats in the February 4 election, in a fast-paced political development on Sunday, the BJP cobbled together a ... Read More

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US Seeks Custody of Jordanian Woman Connected to Terror Attack in Israel

US Seeks Custody of Jordanian Woman Connected to Terror Attack in Israel

The request will be made of Jordan to extradite Ahlam Tamimi, a notorious terrorist, who was involved in the Sbarro Pizza bombing on August 9, 2004, in which 15 people were killed and 130 wounded. "Al-Tamimi was returned to Jordan upon her release from incarceration", the release stated. "Al-Tamimi is an unrepentant terrorist who admitted to her role in a deadly terrorist bombing that injured and killed numerous innocent victims", said Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord. Read More

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S.Korean prosecutors to summon ex-President

Throngs of flag-waving supporters crowded the street outside Park's home as she arrived there about 30 minutes after leaving the presidential palace. His remarks comes after Pyongyang's Council for National Reconciliation said in a statement on Saturday that Park's impeachment is just a starting point and South Korean people should fight to completely remove reactionary forces. Read More

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Choi Soon-sil in Confused Apology After Park's Ouster

Park will be summoned as a suspect over allegations that she colluded with her friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from Samsung Group, Yonhap News Agency reported. Choi made the remarks when given the opportunity to question a witness in the trial, former vice culture minister Kim Chong, whom she is accused of levering into office to smooth her path. Read More

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China does not want to see trade war with US: Premier Li

China does not want to see trade war with US: Premier Li

The two giant economies should "uphold strategic interests", said Premier Li Keqiang , the country's No. 2 leader, at a news conference held following the close of the annual legislative meeting. "For example, many USA multinationals place their Asia-Pacific headquarters in China", Li said. Trump has angered China on various issues, including the South China Sea territorial dispute. Read More

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7 in 10 N. Korean defectors arrive in South via Thailand

With Pyongyang conducting a series of test missile launches in recent months, the development had built up to be a particularly worrying one for the USA and its allies. "China should solve that problem", Trump has also said in the past. Everything the USA commanders were doing was known to communist leaders even before actions were taken. Read More

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Rockies 1B Desmond breaks hand in spring game

Rockies 1B Desmond breaks hand in spring game

Desmond was plunked by Rookie Davis with a 93 miles per hour fastball in the fourth inning on Sunday. After heading to first, manager Bud Black and trainer Keith Dugger went out to talk to Desmond. In his absence veteran Mark Reynolds is like to get most of the playing time, with 29-year old Stephen Cardullo probably getting his second taste of the big leagues as the primary backup. Read More

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Trump 'Extremely Confident' in US Justice Department Evidence on Wiretapping

Trump 'Extremely Confident' in US Justice Department Evidence on Wiretapping

Trump's request through Spicer that reporters help choose where the money goes comes despite the president's well-publicized antipathy toward numerous nation's leading media organizations. Spicer's statement comes after the House Intelligence Committee, which the White Hosue asked to investigate Trump's claim, requested evidence of Trump's claim from the Justice Department by Monday. Read More

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India coach has moved on from review row ahead of Australia test

India coach has moved on from review row ahead of Australia test

For the record, except for Pune, the three other new Test centres were true Test pitches with Rajkot and Visakhapatnam (against England) playing for five days and the Indore game (against New Zealand) lasting four days. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, however, will escape sanction as boards are not required to give the ICC an explanation for below average pitches as they are for those deemed to be poor or unfit. Read More

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Cuomo gives state workers a snow day

Cuomo gives state workers a snow day

There are no planned closures to underground subway service in New York, Cuomo said, according to NBC New York . "Blizzard conditions are still forecasted for the Mid-Hudson and the Capital district", said Cuomo. "New York City has announced that all public schools will be closed tomorrow". He also said the LIRR has 800,000 pounds of salt available. Only state employees in the North Country will still need to report to work, the snowfall is expected to be less severe further North of the ... Read More

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WEATHER: Rain, with some breaks, on the way

WEATHER: Rain, with some breaks, on the way

New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible. Winds: NW 20-25 miles per hour, gusts to 35 miles per hour. West wind 15 to 17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31 miles per hour. No hazardous weather is expected until the predawn hours of Tuesday morning.Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Read More

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