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Prince Albert: Monaco best place for Kylian Mbappe

Prince Albert: Monaco best place for Kylian Mbappe

Monaco overcame a strong Manchester City side last night to progress 6-6, scoring more away goals in Manchester than City managed in the south of France. Whereas Mbappe was one of the new faces in Deschamps' squad on Thursday, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was unfortunate to miss out despite his fine form in 2016-17. Read More

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Tillerson tells North Korea not to fear, yet hints at tougher tack

Tillerson tells North Korea not to fear, yet hints at tougher tack

It has continued to defy the global community, even after two rounds of UN-backed sanctions, and last week test fired a salvo of missiles that fell in waters off Japan. Congress, which rules on the government's purse strings and is controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, may reject some or numerous cuts to the State and USAID budgets, which pay for everything from maintaining America's diplomatic corps to fighting poverty, promoting human rights and improving health in foreign nations. Read More

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Still No Answer on Trump's Wiretap Claims

Still No Answer on Trump's Wiretap Claims

Graham said he intends to go "tough" on the White House during Wednesday's Senate hearing. On Wednesday afternoon, Graham and Rhode Island Democrat Senn. "If we are investigating Russian interference, here is someone who has acknowledged that he has been in contact with the Russians", Warner said of Stone. Read More

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Lok Sabha passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

Lok Sabha passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

Indian women working in the formal sector will now be entitled to 26 weeks' paid maternity leave up from the existing 12 weeks with Parliament on Thursday clearing a bill that will benefit 1.8 million women. Others compared it with the United States which does not mandate paid maternity leave. The period will be calculated from the day the woman officially adopts the child. Read More

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United Kingdom denies helping Obama spy on Trump

United Kingdom denies helping Obama spy on Trump

It appears to be common knowledge in Washington that the hapless White House spokesman is frequently berated by Trump for his performances and told what to say in his briefings. "Based on the information available to use, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016", committee chair Richard Burr said in a statement on Thursday. Read More

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LA Rams sign linebacker Connor Barwin after Philly release

LA Rams sign linebacker Connor Barwin after Philly release

The 6-foot-4 Barwin will be an outside linebacker again in Phillips' 3-4 defense in Los Angeles. The Philadelphia Eagles released Barwin after four seasons to save a reported $7.75 million in salary-cap space. He has 50½ career sacks. Barwin moved to defensive end from outside linebacker last season and had 34 tackles and five sacks while starting every game. Read More

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About That Other Port Authority Bus Terminal

About That Other Port Authority Bus Terminal

A bomb sniffing dog was brought in and police eventually opened the bag, discovering a 'knife, bolt cutters, screw drivers and an improvised explosive device, ' WNBC reported. "I'm looking for my briefcase, I left it over there", Mason told a Port Authority officer, pointing to the chair where the bag had been, the complaint said. Read More

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Hollande Classifies Parcel Explosion at IMF Paris Office as 'Terrorist Act'

Hollande Classifies Parcel Explosion at IMF Paris Office as 'Terrorist Act'

There was no other damage to the building, located in the center of Paris . President François Hollande said French authorities would do all they could to find those responsible for the incident. It is unclear who sent the letter. TV reports showed a truck riddled with bullets and burst tyres, sources said police found identity papers of the attacker in the truck, as well as "guns" and "larger weapons". Read More

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Exit Hayatou, enter Ahmad for CAF presidency

Exit Hayatou, enter Ahmad for CAF presidency

Even the last minute efforts to use some governments to force their FAs presidents to vote for Hayatou did not work, as at the collation of votes, Hayatou could only muster 20 out of the 54 votes. CAF denies any wrongdoing, but a defeated Hayatou may be heading to court. "It's not Ahmad Ahmad that wins; it's African football that wins". His rare and determined bid for "change" at the head of the CAF this year took many by surprise, and the incumbent was seen as the favorite. Read More

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B'desh Police kills four suspected terrorists in Chittagong

B'desh Police kills four suspected terrorists in Chittagong

A police inspector was injured when militants hurled grenades. "They came out in the stairs and carried out a big explosion". Parts of their bodies were spread to 25-30 yards (metres),' Hossain said. Security forces in Bangladesh have intensified nationwide crackdown on extremists following a spate of terror attacks. Two New JMB members were arrested following the raid on the building, according to police additional superintendent Mosiuddowla Reza. Read More

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US Denies Striking Syrian Mosque After Dozens Reported Killed

US Denies Striking Syrian Mosque After Dozens Reported Killed

Soon after an airstrike by the USA military in northern Syria against an al Qaeda target Thursday evening, the military denied targeting a mosque deliberately, where at least 42 people were killed, reports said. "It was right after the prayer at a time when there is usually religious lessons for men in it". "We couldn't even recognise some of the bodies", he added. Read More

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Former GMD NNPC, Andrew Yakubu Goes To Prison

Former GMD NNPC, Andrew Yakubu Goes To Prison

Justice Mohammed ordered Yakubu's remand in prison custody after prosecution counsel, Prince Ben Ikani and defence counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) had argued the defendant's bail application dated March 13, 2017 and filed same day. H said: "While under our custody, EFCC monitored his health daily". The prosecutor, however, held that in the event that the court was disposed to admitting Yakubu to bail, very stringent conditions should be applied to compel him to attend his trial. Read More

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EMS worker dies after being struck by stolen ambulance in NYC

EMS worker dies after being struck by stolen ambulance in NYC

One of the victims has since died, while the other remains in critical condition, ABC News has confirmed. One person was taken into custody following the incident, police said. The EMTs partner is in critical condition with severe head trauma, according to the New York Daily News . The EMT grabbed onto the ambulance as it sped away and was dragged, then run over. Read More

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Srinagar-Jammu NH shut for traffic following landslides

Srinagar-Jammu NH shut for traffic following landslides

He said landslides occurred at Mehar in Ramban and other places near Ramsoo yesterday, leaving behind a trail of muck which blocked the highway. On Monday, stranded passengers abandoned their vehicles near the landslide area and walked over 15 km to reach Bannihal town in order to board trains to the valley, the traffic officials said. Read More

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Krishna's BJP joining delayed

Krishna's BJP joining delayed

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka unit leaders had on Tuesday night announced that SM Krishna would join the party either on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning depending upon Amit Shah's schedule.Now, the programme has now been put off following the death of Krishna's sister. Read More

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Netherlands condemns Turkey's massacre remarks

Netherlands condemns Turkey's massacre remarks

However the minister was stopped for several hours by Dutch police some 30 metres short of her country's consulate. President Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking Turkish voters" support in an April 16 referendum on boosting his powers as head of state, had accused the Dutch government of acting like "Nazi remnants' for barring his ministers. Read More

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Headphones explode on woman mid-flight

Headphones explode on woman mid-flight

Still feeling burning she threw the headphones, sparking and partially on fire, onto the floor. The Australian woman was left with burnt hands and a blackened face as a result of the small fire that started in her ears. They did not release the brand of headphones because they said the problem was with the batteries. "They put them into the bucket at the rear of the plane". Read More

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IL security guard shoots bank robbery suspect

IL security guard shoots bank robbery suspect

That guard is now being called a hero. The dramatic exchange between the suspect and the security guard was captured on the bank's surveillance video and lasted less than 15 seconds. Police said Laurence Turner had stolen his mother's vehicle the morning of the robbery. Authorities said Turner was also connected to three other armed robberies in the area. Read More

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Donald Trump is thirsty for Ted Cruz's approval of Trumpcare

Donald Trump is thirsty for Ted Cruz's approval of Trumpcare

Only 35 percent of those surveyed approve Trump's handling of health care: 55 percent disapprove. Just 43 percent of those surveyed approve of the job being done by the 45th President, while 51 percent disapprove. Trump's only plan if he doesn't get his way is to let Obamacare fail then blame the Democrats, which may be really on brand but isn't exactly what he wants. Read More

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President Trump 'absolutely' plans Irish visit

Irish broadcaster RTÉ reports that Mr Kenny is due to meet Mr Trump in the oval office later. "There are millions out there who want to play their part for America, if you like, who want to make America great". He was speaking ahead of holding talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House on Thursday. "A lot of us know that, we know it well", he added. Read More

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Netanyahu: We are in dialogue with White House on settlements

Netanyahu: We are in dialogue with White House on settlements

He also repeated his promise to rehouse the families evacuated from the Amona outpost at a new location. He added this is "the first of what could become many visits to the region". The last US initiative under former US President Barack Obama broke down in April 2014. Greenblatt's visit to the region marks the Trump administration's dive into the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which the new USA president said he meant to resolve. Read More

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Asian currencies rise as Fed maintains rate hike forecasts

Asian currencies rise as Fed maintains rate hike forecasts

Tokyo ended the morning session 0.1 percent lower, with struggling industrial giant Toshiba taking yet another hammering after it again delayed the release of its financial results by a month, having already put it back once. They had been at their highest since June 2009. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rival currencies , was off 0.2 percent, at 101.50. Read More

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Rex Tillerson: North Korea needs fresh approach

Rex Tillerson: North Korea needs fresh approach

Instead, Mr Tillerson will be taking a single reporter from a conservative website, the Independent Journal Review - because of the small plane being used, the state department said . Park had been in lockstep with Washington's efforts to isolate North Korea. China's development of artificial islands with defensive capabilities in the South China Sea is deeply controversial. Read More

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Trump's budget would ax Great Lakes clean-up funding

Trump's budget would ax Great Lakes clean-up funding

Senators Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, all expressed dismay at the Trump budget proposals. Brown said. He adds Great Lakes restoration is one of the few issues that seems to bring people together. "We will continue to work with our congressional delegation on these matters". Read More

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Netherlands: Election Will Put Euroskepticism to the Test

Netherlands: Election Will Put Euroskepticism to the Test

Mr Rutte received congratulatory messages from European leaders and spoke with some by telephone. Mark Rutte, who has been prime minister since 2010, is the likeliest candidate to form the country's next government. Geert Wilders , an anti-Islam firebrand who wants to ban the Quran and close all mosques, was a close second . Mr Wilders accused Mr Rutte of providing better healthcare for immigrants than for the Dutch themselves. Read More

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