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Dates announced for Pope's visit to Egypt

Dates announced for Pope's visit to Egypt

Pope Francis's visit will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relationships between Egypt and the Vatican. The imam, Egypt's top Muslim cleric, visited Rome in May 2016 where the pope embraced him, signaling the unfreezing of Catholic-Muslim relations. Read More

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Taiwan builds submarines in response to an aggressive China

Taiwan builds submarines in response to an aggressive China

The comments come as tensions between Taiwan and China escalated over Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea, through which over $5 trillion of maritime trade passes every year. Tsai watched the simulated firing of a torpedo while on board. Officials in Taiwan recently fretted that a planned summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could sacrifice Taiwan's interests. Read More

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Target Coming To Herald Square This Fall

Target Coming To Herald Square This Fall

The Target store will anchor a 92,000-square-foot retail complex, also housing a Sephora, a Foot Locker and a Swatch store. Last month, Target executives warned investors to brace for lower profits while it invests in improving its supply chain and stores, many of which CEO Brian Cornell recognized were "old, tired". Read More

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Theresa May set to visit Wales in bid to unite UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May said this week she would start the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, beginning two years of negotiations before Britain's final departure. At the same time, said Pieter Omtzigt, one of the rapporteurs, a top priority should be protecting the rights of European Union citizens already in Britain - 73,000 of them are Dutch - to remain . Read More

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Delhi Woman Gangraped By Five Men, Jumps off Balcony to Escape

Delhi Woman Gangraped By Five Men, Jumps off Balcony to Escape

One of the accused had informed the police about the incident. Echoing similar sentiments, another women activist Saswati Ghosh said north-east people would lose their confidence as they are exploited. The woman is a divorcee with two children and works part time on a daily wage basis. The three brought her to the flat where their other friends were already present. Read More

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Emirates to Enforce US Ban on Laptops in Cabins

A DHS spokeswoman said the government "did not target specific nations". Royal Jordanian told CBS News that it has implemented the new directive. "The directive comes into effect on 25 March 2017 and is valid until 14 October 2017". An Emirates spokesperson said in an email they will be asking all passengers on the affected flights (for them that's USA -bound passengers from Dubai International Airport) pack all electronic devices bigger than a smartphone into checked baggage starting ... Read More

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Laptops, tablets, big smartphones banned from cabin on some flights to UK

The airports affected are in Amman, Cairo, Kuwait City, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Casablanca, Morocco; Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The plans will affect roughly 50 flights per day in those airports, reports indicated. "There's probably more flights coming from Middle East to NY and L.A. than any other airport", airline expert Brian Sumers said. The ban on electronics in the cabin applies to US -bound direct flights only. Read More

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Sri Lankan navy detains 10 Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan navy detains 10 Indian fishermen

The latest arrests also came hours before Indian External Affairs Minister Shshma Swaraj met a fishermen's delegation from Tamil Nadu to discuss frequent alleged attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reportedly assured a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who met her on Tuesday in New Delhi that the government will remain closely engaged with the Sri Lankan government to secure the release of all Indian boats and fishermen now in their custody. Read More

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Auto Sales Power Rebound at Canadian Retailers

Auto Sales Power Rebound at Canadian Retailers

Stripping out the effects of price changes, volumes rose 1.3 percent. The 2.2% increase topped economists' expectations for a gain of 1.1%, while volumes were also robust, up 1.3% January's increase was the largest since March 2010. Data Monday that showed January wholesale sales jumped 3.3 percent led Sal Guatieri at the Bank of Montreal to revise his forecast for Canadian first quarter growth to 2.7 percent annualized, from 2.3 percent previously. Read More

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Man charged with murder over twins attack

Man charged with murder over twins attack

The boy was pronounced dead hours later after both children were taken to an east London hospital. A post-mortem on the baby boy is due to take place today at a central London hospital. "I would still like to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding this bad incident". Neighbours said they were shocked by the incident. Read More

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Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 March

While the two-clause Brexit bill that allowed the government to start exit talks may have passed through Parliament smoothly, the United Kingdom will face a "legislative challenge" with the reams of legislation that will be necessary, leaving little space for non-Brexit related legislation, the Institute for Government said in a report published on Monday. Read More

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Brexit begins on Mar 29

He added that Number 10 now wants negotiations to "start promptly" - once the article is invoked it will be up to the European Union to come back, with an early response expected within 48 hours. Tusk said that meeting would strive to achieve "certainty, clarity for all: citizens, companies and member states". Mrs May will make a statement to the Commons the same day, No10 said. Read More

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Supreme Court nomination hearing for Neil Gorsuch gets started

In one case, truck driver Alphonse Maddin was sacked for leaving his trailer on the side of a road after waiting several hours in sub-zero temperatures for a fix truck. Progressives have pushed Democrats to reject Gorsuch. But the partisan brawl everyone expects for Gorsuch is a relatively new tradition. But it's that same originalist commitment that worries some Democrats who say there are problems with following the Constitution word for word. Read More

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United States plans on banning large electronics on flights from some Muslim nations

Passengers will have to check in any devices bigger than a smartphone - including iPads, Kindles and laptops - before clearing security or boarding, USA officials said, citing terrorism concerns. United States authorities are set to prevent passengers on flights from 13 countries from carrying on most electronic devices, including laptops, tablets and portable games consoles. Read More

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Britain's May Sets Brexit Date as Scottish Nationals Step Up Independence Calls

Britain's May Sets Brexit Date as Scottish Nationals Step Up Independence Calls

Sturgeon's Scottish National Party, which runs the semi-autonomous government in Edinburgh, says Britain's vote to leave the European Union means Scots should be able to reconsider. But the SNP leader has said such a move would be "democratically indefensible", although she has signaled she is willing to negotiate on a date. Party leader Kezia Dugdale said MSPs have backed banning fracking, repealing the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, closing or downgrading NHS services, keeping ... Read More

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Paul says he hopes health proposal will fail

Paul says he hopes health proposal will fail

Sucks. Not getting the health care you need, being forced to use emergency rooms for basic treatment, and having to choose bankruptcy if you want to stay alive? Kevin Smith, a spokesman for Sen. That is $5,912 - or more than three times - more, the report says . Also , the revised legislation would allow states to opt to receive federal Medicaid funding as a block grant. Read More

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Erdogan's 'Nazi' Swipe at Germany's Merkel Draws Outrage in Europe

Turkey and Europe are at loggerheads with Ankara accusing some European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands of "Nazi methods" by banning the rallies of Turkish ministers ahead of the charter vote. Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb separately appealed for calm Tuesday among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community, after an unauthorised pro-Turkey demonstration in the port city flared into violence 10 days ago. Read More

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Size of Mosul crisis exceeds our current capacity

Size of Mosul crisis exceeds our current capacity

Iraqi helicopters on Sunday fired rockets near a key mosque in the contested city of Mosul, as ground forces closed in on the site where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled caliphate in 2014. Iraqi special-forces soldiers walk on a street during a battle with ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq. "It is awful, Islamic State have destroyed us". Read More

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23 universities, 279 technical institutes in India are fake

23 universities, 279 technical institutes in India are fake

The circular also states that programmes completed only through full-time and part-time curriculums will be considered as degrees. The AICTE has also issued notices to such institutions. Colleges have been directed to share this information with the UGC at the earliest. There aren't many private universities in the country that offer distance Ph.D. Read More

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Singapore ranked world's most expensive city again

Singapore ranked world's most expensive city again

Singapore was once again the world's most expensive city with a bottle of wine costing $23.68 (£19.11) on average, closely followed by Hong Kong and Zurich with wine costing $15.72 and $14.17 respectively. "For categories such as personal care, household goods and domestic help, the Republic remained significantly cheaper than its peers". In Seoul, topping up a grocery basket is nearly 50 per cent more expensive than in NY. Read More

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United Kingdom city minister says regulators will look at money-laundering reports

United Kingdom city minister says regulators will look at money-laundering reports

The scheme allowed $20bn of Russian money to be moved out of the country between 2010 and 2014, cash that was believed to be either stolen or of "criminal origin". Britain can not be a haven for the criminals of the world who are looking to hide their money. The owners of offshore entities that moved money through the banks often kept their identities secret, the report noted. Read More

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Spicer: Trump is conducting very important business out on the golf course

Spicer: Trump is conducting very important business out on the golf course

On Monday, Napolitano was absent during the network's coverage of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Fox News did not respond to inquiries about Napolitano's status Monday. Trump had recently referred to Napolitano as a "very talented lawyer" during a news conference on Friday with German chancellor Angela Merkel where the president was asked about the wiretapping claims. Read More

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Fox Pulls Legal Analyst From Air After Disputed Spying Report

Rogers, asked in the same hearing whether he agreed that the allegation about the British was "nonsense", responded "yes". A short time later, a Fox News anchor said, "Fox News can not confirm Judge Napolitano's commentary". While it's hard to imagine the popular Fox News analyist making something like that up out of thin air, the fact is it probably should have gone unreported without solid proof, and since the nature of the claims involve clandestine intelligence agencies good at ... Read More

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Giants, Keenan Robinson agree on deal to bring back LB, report says

Giants, Keenan Robinson agree on deal to bring back LB, report says

Now, they have brought back one of their own. The Giants re-signing Robinson is a big move that will keep the defense intact, especially in the middle, for a little while longer. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Robinson will re-sign with the Giants . Only Jonathan Casillas (794) played more at linebacker. Leave him on the field too much, and his weaknesses will be exposed. Read More

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