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Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies

Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies

Flynn attended a 10th anniversary gala for RT in December 2015, for which the government-funded network paid him $45,386, according to documents published Thursday by Rep. Flynn Intel contracted with Inovo BV last August but registered only with the U.S. Senate, which has less stringent disclosure requirements. And the Journal said the documents it reviewed did not show what other work he may have been doing outside his role as a paid speaker. Read More

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Trump wants billions to build a border wall and ramp up deportations

The Trump administration stated its intention to "reduce or end funding for worldwide organizations whose missions do not substantially advance USA foreign policy interests", in its budget summary released early Thursday morning. The White House budget office says the lion's share of the cuts will be in foreign aid, with only a small part related to diplomacy. The plan calls for eliminating numerous programs and agencies like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services ... Read More

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Rare Nuclear Test Films Are Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to YouTube

Rare Nuclear Test Films Are Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to YouTube

The film is made of organic material and each film canister he cracked open gave off a strong odor of vinegar, he says, indicating the decomposition had already begun. More details on the research from LLNL here . "By looking at these films, we found a lot of different pieces of information that had not been analysed back in the '50s, and we're discovering new things about these detonations that have never been seen before", he said. Read More

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Transport Canada announces new rules for recreational drone users

Transport Canada announces new rules for recreational drone users

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Thursday he's taking action before a drone hits an airplane and causes a catastrophic event. Drone operators now can not fly at night, higher than 90 metres, within 9 kilometres of a forest fire, within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles or people and or within nine kilometres of the centre or any airport, helicopter, aerodrome or water aerodrome where aircrafts take off and land. Read More

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Oil Holds Losses as US Crude Stockpiles Seen Rising 10th Week

Oil Holds Losses as US Crude Stockpiles Seen Rising 10th Week

Tom Pugh, commodities economist at Capital Economics wrote that the drop in oil prices will likely put more pressure on OPEC members to extend cuts to output beyond June. Erasing the entire OPEC production cut surge. This is clearly visible from the slide in crude oil prices from over $53 per barrel earlier this month to less than $48 per barrel, post the announcement of the inventory numbers. Read More

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Sierra Leone pastor finds one of world's biggest diamonds

Sierra Leone pastor finds one of world's biggest diamonds

President Ernest Bai Koroma thanked Pastor Emmanuel Momoh for not smuggling the diamond, which is now locked at central bank in the capital Freetown , Christian website Premier reported . Between 1991 and 2002, Kono was at the center of the "blood diamond" trade that funded the country's brutal civil war. In one of the most notorious cases, former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor was found guilty of supporting the rebels in exchange for diamonds mined by slave labour. Read More

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President Trump Speaks at St. Patrick's Day Reception

Trump said in brief remarks at the luncheon, a St. Patrick's Day tradition in Washington since the 1950s. The remarks about immigration, however, inadvertently highlighted tensions over Mr. Asked whether he would visit, the US President added: "Absolutely, I'll be there for sure". "If Trump's comments are racist and unsafe, which they are, there is an alternative to vote for", Kenny said at the time. Read More

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State govts blamed for gas supply shortage

News that the federal government's green bank is now also on board to help finance the project follows a heated exchange on Thursday morning between South Australian premier Jay Weatherill and federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg. First, the introduction of LNG exports tripled the demand for gas; second, oil prices fell faster than the optimistic forecasts underpinning these projects; third, regulatory uncertainty and exploration moratoria have significantly limited, or delayed, gas supply. Read More

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A First Look At The Victoria Beckham for Target Collection

A First Look At The Victoria Beckham for Target Collection

Rejoice! Stay tuned for all the info you need to shop it without losing your cool come April 9 . The range will also offer styles for girls in toddler and baby sizes, marking the first time Beckham has designed childrenswear. "The hands-on experience she has as a mom to help us understand how high the armpit should hit, or where the seam could go on a kids' item". If you really like the look of these pieces you're going to need to petition your overseas mates or book some flights. Read More

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Parcel with explosives mailed to German finance minister from Greece

Parcel with explosives mailed to German finance minister from Greece

Experts said after an initial investigation the package contained so-called explosives mixture which is frequently used to produce pyrotechnics. The parcel was intercepted in the ministry mailroom. Schaeuble is not popular in Greece, perceived as a hardliner on austerity during the country's long financial crisis. According to Bild newspaper, the package contained an explosive. Read More

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to prove majority today

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to prove majority today

Khehar, observed that numbers should determine the single largest party in the state. The apex court had said, no other business apart from holding the floor test will be conducted. The Congress, in the meantime, accused the BJP of "stealing" the mandate of the people. On his new venture, Jaitley said, "It is a big responsibility, I will start from where Manohar Parrikar Ji left". Read More

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Dutch elections: your guide to timings

Dutch elections: your guide to timings

Shortly after the first exit polls pointed to a dismal result for the anti-Islam candidate, Mr Wilders posted a message to the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, warning he "has not seen the last of me". Mr Wilders, who has said that he would bar immigrants to the Netherlands from Muslim countries, says that he has already won the election because "everyone is moving towards us" on policy. Read More

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John McCain Says Rand Paul's Dissent For Bill Shows Support For Putin

John McCain Says Rand Paul's Dissent For Bill Shows Support For Putin

The Arizona Senator said that if Paul opposed the treaty, "You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin... trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject of an attempted coup". "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin ". McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said the senators who agree with the treaty deserve more of an explanation from Paul: "The overwhelming majority of senators who support this treaty, and certainly the people of ... Read More

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Grasse School Shooting In Southern France 'Leaves Several Injured', Nationwide Alert Issued

Grasse School Shooting In Southern France 'Leaves Several Injured', Nationwide Alert Issued

A gunman carrying several weapons targeted the headmaster, police sources told BFM-TV. The school is the Alexis de Tocqueville and the headteacher is said to be among those wounded in the attack at around 1pm. The shooting at the high school comes as France remains in a state of emergency following deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and an attack a year ago in Nice. Read More

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UN West Asia Commission Says Israel Imposed 'Apartheid Regime' on Palestinians

UN West Asia Commission Says Israel Imposed 'Apartheid Regime' on Palestinians

Rivlin expressed his willingness to support the peace process and wished the USA envoy "success on his complex mission". Abbas stressed that the Palestinian strategic choice was to achieve a two-state solution, the statement added. The report was authored by two critics of Israeli state practice: Virginia Tilley, professor of political science at Southern Illinois University, and Richard Falk, former United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian ... Read More

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New York Joins President Trump's Travel Ban Challenge

New York Joins President Trump's Travel Ban Challenge

The decision comes just over a week after Trump signed the new executive order into effect on March 6, seeking to make it more legally sound by narrowing the original's focus while dropping some of its most controversial aspects. refugee programme. The new version of the ban details more of a national security rationale. That timing is critical, as Trump's travel ban is set to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Read More

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Australia plans $1.5bn expansion of Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme

Australia plans $1.5bn expansion of Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: "The unprecedented expansion will help make renewables reliable, filling in holes caused by intermittent supply and generator outages ". A feasibility study is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The Snowy Mountains Scheme is an integrated water and hydropower utility, which is located in southeastern Australia and is operated by Snowy Hydro Ltd. Read More

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Tillerson to warn China of sanctions over North Korea

Tillerson to warn China of sanctions over North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins a swing through Asia today. "He is going to have to have a very tough discussion with China about how to deal with this problem and call on the Chinese to take more actions", Cha says. The U.S. said it wasn't ready to engage with North Korea until it stops its "bad behavior", reflecting the Obama administration's policy to refuse to enter talks unless Kim's regime agreed to drop its nuclear ambitions. Read More

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Justin Trudeau Picked The Perfect Broadway Show For Ivanka Trump To See

In brief remarks from the stage before the performance, Trudeau did not discuss government policy explicitly. Celebrating Canadian compassion following 9/11, the story is set in the small Newfoundland town of Gander , which saw its population double after it took in thousands of passengers and crew from dozens of planes diverted when USA air space was closed following the terror attacks. Read More

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Jaitley dismisses Congress claim of stealing Goa mandate

Jaitley dismisses Congress claim of stealing Goa mandate

The opposition Congress could only muster 16 in the 40-member assembly as MLA Vishwajeet Rane boycotted the floor test. "People of Goa defeated BJP but those who got elected on anti BJP vote sold Goa to BJP". When Parrikar was asked to react to Rane going missing during the trust vote, he said: "Why are you asking me, ask him". Goa went to polls on 4 February and voted for a hung Assembly. Read More

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BJP expected to pick Uttar Pradesh CM tomorrow

BJP expected to pick Uttar Pradesh CM tomorrow

The news channel CNN News18 says security staff has visited the house. BJP Chief Amit Shah is said to already have had a detailed discussion on the issue with Rajnath Singh along with top leaders of RSS. Other names that the party may consider include firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath, a prominent Hindutva face, who has been a big draw for the party in the Purvanchal region, and Dinesh Sharma, a behind-the-scenes man on whose invitation PM Modi attended the Lucknow Ramlila a year ago. Read More

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