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Science Advocates Decry Trump's Proposed Budget

Science Advocates Decry Trump's Proposed Budget

For starters, his new health plan , Trumpcare, aims to kick 24 million people off their health care plans and his recently-announced budget takes food from America's most vulnerable. Furthermore, the Department of Energy will also receive nearly a 20 percent cut, meaning a reduction of $900 million to its budget allocation, from the total of $5 billion. Read More

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All you need to know about new Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath

All you need to know about new Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath

There can be no other possible explanation for the appointment of Hindutva ideologue Yogi Adityanath as CM of India's most populous state. He is also a member of the Lok Sabha representing Ghazipur. After a week of encouraging speculation about several names with "development" credentials, Narendra Modi chose as the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister a 44-year-old man who wears saffron clothes and Ray Ban glasses and frequently makes attention-getting statements. Read More

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Top South Korean presidential candidate would review THAAD process: advisers

Top South Korean presidential candidate would review THAAD process: advisers

Military officials also say that the drills will be conducted under the assumption that that the THAAD missile defense system has already been installed on the Korean peninsula. From Kim's stand point, possession of nuclear weapons is the only deterrence to its security, and this survival strategy is unlikely to change. One can hope that sooner or later, the USA would have to acknowledge North Korea's nuclear status and abandon pursuits of other options, such as regime change; as such a course ... Read More

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Legendary Musician Chuck Berry Dies at the Age of 90

Legendary Musician Chuck Berry Dies at the Age of 90

St Charles County Police department said Charles Edward Anderson Berry- better known as Chuck Berry - had been found unresponsive by emergency services at a house. Berry just released his first new studio album in more than 35 years. Berry continued creating well into his later years - he announced a record last October at the age of 90 following a 38-year hiatus. Read More

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Germany says it can't trust Turkey's word on jailed journalist

Germany says it can't trust Turkey's word on jailed journalist

But the mayor of the Dutch city of Rotterdam approved a pro-Turkish protest scheduled for midnight yesterday (Singapore time), over the police's handling of clashes that erupted outside the Turkish consulate last Saturday. Turkey's president on Thursday accused the E.U.'s top court of starting a "crusade" against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. Read More

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JC Penney's staying open in Mid-Ohio Valley

Among the OH stores on the closing list are: the Findlay Village Mall location in Findlay, St. Mary's Square in St. Mary's; New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia and Richmond Town Square in Richmond Heights. The company plans to save about $200 million a year by closing stores and raising the "overall brand standard of the company" more efficiently, Ellison said. Read More

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Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped

Trump said: "I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as well as the need for our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to pay their fair share for the cost of defense". Both leaders, however, emphasised also the areas of cooperation, including the war in Afghanistan, Ukraine or the fight against ISIS. Merkel, whose visit with her new USA counterpart was marked by cool distance in their public appearances, was left to explain that ... Read More

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Bournemouth vs. Swansea: Highlights and recap

Bournemouth vs. Swansea: Highlights and recap

In a match where the stakes were high a tense start was always expected and that's just what happened at the Vitality Stadium. At the other end, Gylfi Sigurdsson volleyed over before Joshua King was inches away from scoring an own goal as he tried to head clear the Iceland international's free-kick. Read More

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Republican says Trump should apologize to Obama

A White House official confirmed that Darroch and the prime minister's national security adviser, Mark Lyall Grant, expressed concerns to both Spicer and Trump's national security adviser, Lt. GCHQ had previously dismissed the wiretap as "utterly ridiculous". Mark Lyall Grant, the prime minister's national security adviser, spoke separately with his U.S. Read More

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United Kingdom raps White House over 'ridiculous' Trump spy claims

Britain's ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch spoke directly to White House press secretary Sean Spicer , although May's spokesman refused to say whether the USA administration had apologised. Republican Representative Tom Cole from Oklahoma said Friday that President Trump owes former President Obama an apology for accusing him of ordering an illegal wiretap of his Trump Tower phone lines. Read More

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Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM: Did Modi just backstab UP voters?

Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM: Did Modi just backstab UP voters?

In choosing Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma - two leaders from the upper castes and one from the backward caste - the BJP has balanced the caste considerations. Calling himself the next Narendra Modi, Adityanath has repeatedly threatened to turn Gorakhpur into Godhra and UP into Gujarat. "Yogi Adityanath was the first choice for BJP", Sangeet Som was quoted by News18 as saying. Read More

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Not in race to become UP CM: Manoj Sinha

Not in race to become UP CM: Manoj Sinha

Appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Saturday evening evoked sharp reactions from opposition parties. Prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will lead a galaxy of dignitaries at the swearing-in ceremony of UP's new chief minister at Smriti Upvan on Sunday. Read More

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Homeless man gets incredible makeover

Homeless man gets incredible makeover

In the video, the homeless man steps foot inside the salon with long, white, un-kept hair and thick beard. Watch below but don't forget to stock up on tissues. When the mirror in front of Antonio was reopened, he was amazed at his transformation. The salon sorted Jose out with some new clothes too so he really looked the part. Read More

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Trump Says He and Merkel Have Wiretapping 'in Common'

Trump Says He and Merkel Have Wiretapping 'in Common'

Trump also said he is a strong supporter of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but stressed that member countries need to " pay their fair share for the cost of defense". Quite the opposite, in fact: Hopes remain that the meeting, if nothing else, might help reset the relationship between the two leaders. Or perhaps Trump simply didn't realize he was leaving Merkel hanging? The obvious exception was Trump's joking comparison of Merkel's surveillance experience, which was real, with his, ... Read More

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Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

The agency vigorously denied the charge and Britain's ambassador to Washington , Kim Darroch, complained directly to White House officials. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election", Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Friday. Read More

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Basque militant separatist group ETA set to announce disarmament

Basque militant separatist group ETA set to announce disarmament

He called on the Spanish and French governments to help facilitate talks to achieve "a goal with historic importance for our society". The two countries have demanded that ETA lay down its weapons without conditions and disband. It was set up more than 50 years ago in the era of Spanish dictator General Franco to fight for an independent Basque homeland. Ruling out any special treatment for ETA, he said: "The Spanish government will apply the law equally to everyone". Read More

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Tillerson Supports State Department Budget Cut Proposal

Tillerson Supports State Department Budget Cut Proposal

But at this point, IJR has no significant track record covering foreign policy , so the move has rankled veteran diplomatic reporters. Multiple reporters from numerous global, national and regional news organizations have traveled with the secretary of state for almost 50 years under administrations of both political parties, which believed their presence contributed to informing American taxpayers and foreign governments and publics about US foreign policy . Read More

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Twin blasts at Agra Cantonment railway station, no casualties reported

Twin blasts at Agra Cantonment railway station, no casualties reported

Reports came on Friday night claiming that a derailment bid near Agra had been foiled late after locals discovered rocks kept on tracks, apparently meant to cause a rail accident. The police has also sealed the house behind the railway station where the second blast took place. Bomb disposal squads and dog squads were deployed at the Taj Mahal to prevent any attack on the historical monument. Read More

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Watch Donald Trump attempt to blame Fox News for his wiretap lie

In a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel , the US President was asked whether he regretted tweeting the claim that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Towers during the election. Spicer also said Friday that he had no reason to apologize, because he was repeating Napolitano's claim and not endorsing it. Merkel was making her first visit to the White House since Trump took office. Read More

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BJP MLAs to elect new UP Chief Minister on Saturday

BJP MLAs to elect new UP Chief Minister on Saturday

As per state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi, the legislature party meeting will take place tomorrow at Lok Bhawan - the newly-constructed Chief Minster's office located adjacent to the UP BJP office. "Neither I am in the race nor do I know of any such race ", Sinha, the union minister of state for telecom and railways, was quoted saying by news agency ANI. Read More

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DOJ says it's complied with wiretapping requests

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said United Kingdom officials had protested to the Trump administration after the claims were repeated by US Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Trump met Merkel at the front door of the West Wing, but there were signs of strained interaction a little later when they appeared before cameras in the Oval Office. Read More

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Erdogan: we are treated like Jews by fascist EU

Erdogan: we are treated like Jews by fascist EU

He also accused Germany of "fascist actions" after it cancelled several planned rallies. In Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on 12 March that Turkey will retaliate in the "harshest ways". How did European countries react to Turkey rallying to gather support? Nationalists have called for sit-ins at Dutch airports. Twice over the weekend, Erdogan accused The Netherlands, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, of acting like the Nazis. Read More

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In Beijing, Tillerson urges China-US co-operation on N. Korea

In Beijing, Tillerson urges China-US co-operation on N. Korea

Last week, the US ambassador to the United Nations said President Donald Trump's administration was re-evaluating its North Korea strategy and "all options are on the table". Tillerson's next stop is Beijing , where he will no doubt seek China's help in reining in North Korea. Discussions appeared conciliatory after a week in which US President Donald Trump accused China of inaction on its rogue neighbor while Beijing blamed Washington for heightening tensions. Read More

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In Syrian city, an orderly evacuation of rebels

In Syrian city, an orderly evacuation of rebels

Rebels and civilians who fear Assad's rule have poured into Idlib at an accelerating rate over the previous year, bussed out of other parts of western Syria that the government and allied forces recaptured from rebels. The men, women and children, majority carrying their belongings in suitcases and plastic bags, then boarded white busses that were to take them to the northern rebel-held town of Jarablous on the border with Turkey. Read More

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Man killed in Alamo recorded shooting

Man killed in Alamo recorded shooting

Hess was airlifted to a hospital and later died. According to his family, Hess is originally from New Orleans but moved to Tennessee because of Hurricane Katrina. " I'm confident at this point that there wasn't anything done that was not following proper procedure , " he said. A man who identified himself as Hess' grandfather said that he was " praying that justice will be served ". Read More

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Tillerson to Press China on NKorea in Tough First Asia Trip

Tillerson to Press China on NKorea in Tough First Asia Trip

Moreover, North Korea has clearly indicated its intention to target USA military bases in these countries as well as to develop an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) nuclear capability that will directly threaten the US mainland. China is being pressed by the United States to implement sanctions against North Korea. Tillerson will visit Japan and South Korea before heading to Beijing, where he is expected to firm up a US visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next month to meet Trump ... Read More

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U.S. envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

North Korea has boasted of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and experts on Asia security generally agree that such a capability is within Pyongyang's reach. Two decades of diplomatic and other efforts, including USA aid for North Korea, had failed to achieve the goal of denuclearizing Pyongyang, said Tillerson, a former oil executive with no prior diplomatic experience, at the start of his first trip to Asia as secretary of state. Read More

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Tillerson on North Korea: Military action is 'an option'

Such ideas could gain traction, however, if North Korea proceeds with a threatened test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States. administrations have held the threat of military action over North Korea in response to nuclear tests or missile launches. Central to the USA review is China and its role in any bid to persuade Pyongyang to change course. Read More

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Tillerson calls for 'new approach' to N. Korea threat

Tillerson calls for 'new approach' to N. Korea threat

President Donald Trump Friday that North Korea has been "playing" the USA, adding that china has done little to help. Tillerson will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the weekend and press him to do more on North Korea. The trip is taking place amid escalating tensions with North Korea. US officials and Korea experts have long warned that pre-emptive military action against North Korea could incite a regional war. Read More

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Tillerson gets a look at NKorea at the DMZ between Koreas

Tillerson gets a look at NKorea at the DMZ between Koreas

Li said China was a strong supporter of United Nations resolutions aimed at nudging the North toward ending its programs. Kim Ki-Jung, another foreign policy adviser to Moon, said he had tried to convince US military officials and diplomats in Washington last month that the deployment of the THAAD should be left to the leader who succeeds Park. Read More

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Trump Offered No Apology Over British Intelligence Spy Claims, White House Says

The Prime Minister's spokesman said yesterday the Government had "received assurances" that Mr Spicer's claims would not be repeated. "But now in a fevered effort to try and force this outlandish claim into something remotely resembling - passably, perhaps, maybe the truth, the White House appears actually willing to repeat another wild accusation that could potentially alienate our nation's most important ally", Tapper said . Read More

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