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At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S.is still considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, CNN reported. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says he looks forward to welcoming new U.S. The VP's statement is another sign of President Trump's commitment to the Jewish state. "And her fight is our fight", Pence said. The holy city is contested by Israel and Palestinians, who both claim it as their capital. Read More

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China accepts more Australian beef exporters as leaders meet

During his trip to Canada in September 2016, Li visited the renowned Canadian ice hockey team Montreal Canadiens, and dropped the first puck for a training match. administration. Accumulative two-way investment exceeded 100 billion dollars. Beijing a year ago vehemently dismissed a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that there was no legal basis to China's claims to almost all of the South China Sea. Read More

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Senate committee to question Jared Kushner over Russian Federation ties

Senate committee to question Jared Kushner over Russian Federation ties

Mr Kushner, 36, is the closest adviser to Mr Trump to become entangled in the congressional investigations, which seek to establish whether the Trump campaign had illicit contact with Russian officials. A former real estate and media executive, Kushner has found himself enveloped in congress' investigation into Russian Federation election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Read More

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Matter of time before ISIS leader Baghdadi killed: Rex Tillerson

Matter of time before ISIS leader Baghdadi killed: Rex Tillerson

Ms Bishop said no "specific" requests had been made of Australia to contribute more to the campaign, but the government would consider extra assistance if asked. Al-Qaeda websites and social media accounts still slip by for months untouched by company censors, leading one to believe that ISIS may enjoy similarly free online movement once any political entity has declared their defeat. Read More

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Seven things you might not know about St. Patrick's Day

He escaped, made his way home and became a priest. I'm sure Patrick was a wonderful guy and did a lot of good things, and that's why he's the patron saint of Ireland. So as they say in Ireland, "Slainte" (cheers), and enjoy! He returned to Ireland around 432 as a Christian missionary, and eventually became bishop. Military units continued to march each year until after the War of 1812, when local Irish fraternal and beneficial societies began sponsoring the event. Read More

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Comfortable win for Merkel's party in state election

Comfortable win for Merkel's party in state election

In Saarland, Kramp-Karrenbauer deployed a trusted CDU attack line: a warning that a victorious SPD would open a path to a government including the Left. Pre-election polls suggested a significantly tighter race. During the meeting , the new usa president reportedly criticized Germany for not making adequate contributions to the military alliance, forcing the U.S. Read More

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Biden questions Trump administration 'romance' with Putin

Biden questions Trump administration 'romance' with Putin

Joe Biden said former President Barack Obama deserved an apology from President Donald Trump for alleging Obama and his administration wiretapped Trump Towers during the 2016 presidential election. The former vice president's face lit up when he learned that the dog was named after him. "I didn't run because of no man or woman should announce they want to run for president and say 'I am promising you my 100 percent, my attention to dedication to this effort.' I knew I couldn't do it". Read More

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Mubarak freed from hospital

Mubarak freed from hospital

He had been at Maadi Military Hospital since 2013, when he was transferred there on bail from Torah prison. Many Egyptians believe that Mubarak was not fully punished for his deeds but he was the first president to go to jail. Morsi's overthrow helped rehabilitate some Mubarak-era politicians, including a former senior member of his National Democratic Party who served as prime minister under Sisi. Read More

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Palestinians: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

While the talks between Israel and the administration are "ongoing", according to the White House, so is Israel's unrelenting theft of Palestinian land . Officials with Donald Trump's administration and an Israeli delegation headed by Netanyahu's chief of staff, Yoav Horwitz, started on Monday a series of talks in Washington to achieve understanding over the Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank . Read More

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MotoGP's Maverick poses a new challenge for Marquez

MotoGP's Maverick poses a new challenge for Marquez

Earlier Cal Crutchlow , Johann Zarco - who lead the race for 5 laps - Andrea Iannone and Alvaro Bautista crashed out of the race. In Moto2, Franco Morbidelli took his maiden victory aboard the Marc VDS Kalex ahead of Thomas Luthi and Takaaki Nakagami , with the leading Briton coming in the form of Danny Kent in 13th, while Moto3 saw a thrilling finish go in favour of Spain's Joan Mir , who edged out Britain's John McPhee by just 0.135 seconds ahead of Jorge Martin , with the ... Read More

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Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rally

Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rally

The march started out peaceful, but violence soon erupted when the protesters and supporters met. Kevin Pearsall of California State Parks Police says the arrests happened when counter-protesters sprayed pro-Trump supporters. The march was one of dozens planned nationwide. Also, more than 2,000 people turned out for a MAGA rally on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Read More

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South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian: Premier Li Keqiang

Zheng said that annual China-Australia bilateral trade had exceeded $107 billion and bilateral investment exceeded $100 billion, and that the bilateral trade volume in the first two months of 2017 had grown almost 50 percent year-on-year. China claims most of the resource-rich South China Sea , through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Li also praised the deal, saying it was the first that China had signed with a developed nation and remained the most ... Read More

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Mismanaged funds: Senate summons SGF to appear before it on Wednesday

Mismanaged funds: Senate summons SGF to appear before it on Wednesday

The committee is investigating the utilisation of funds released to the Presidential Initiative for the North East, a special intervention agency under the supervision of the SGF, Mr. However, when contacted, the Senate spokesman told PUNCH he was not aware of the letter written by the SGF. In order to give them a fair hearing, the committee has resolved to conduct another public hearing. Read More

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ICE is targeting 'sanctuary cities' with raids

ICE is targeting 'sanctuary cities' with raids

Shawn Neudauer, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement , or ICE, said that Hartford's claims that ICE is undermining public safety when its agents call themselves police is "outrageous and misguided". "How many people in this country can afford to sit around for 16 to 18 months before they can be brought on board?" he added. Stories like one about arrests made at a cockfighting house in Detroit spread quickly, she said, but so do smaller enforcement ... Read More

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Hamas vows revenge at slain militant's funeral

Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum on Sunday announced (Arabic) that the Beit Hanoun checkpoint, which faces the Israeli crossing of Erez in the north of the Gaza Strip , would be closed until further notice. He was sentenced to nine life terms but was released into the Gaza Strip as one of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners that Israel let go in exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit . Read More

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Boy, 4, saves his mum's life using Siri

Boy, 4, saves his mum's life using Siri

The police arrived thirteen minutes after the call, forced their way into the home, and gave life-saving treatment to his mom. According to the report from the Daily Mail , the 4-year old's mother fell unconscious while in their home with only the child and his younger brother. Read More

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Atletico reaches 4th straight Champions League quarters

Atletico reaches 4th straight Champions League quarters

Oblak's spectacular triple-save midway through the second half helped Atletico Madrid draw 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday and reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the fourth straight season. "I congratulate Atletico Madrid and especially their 'keeper Oblak for a wonderful performance", said Korkut. Oblak later made two other key stops to keep out risky shots by Leon Bailey and Kevin Kampl. Read More

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Kenyan team off to Kampala for Sunday's Cross Country Worlds

Kenyan team off to Kampala for Sunday's Cross Country Worlds

Despite finishing third at the Kenyan trials last month, Kamworor - World Half Marathon champion in Cardiff previous year -and Leonard Barsoton , who won the Kenyan trials, are favourites in the senior men's race. Besides Liberia, other African countries that are participating in the Cross Country Championships are The Gambia, Morocco , Algeria, Comoros Island, Kenya , Somalia, Ethiopia , Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and host Uganda . Read More

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Red Wings beat reeling Wild 3-2 in OT

Red Wings beat reeling Wild 3-2 in OT

This game was moved due to the fact that the Red Wings will play a makeup game in Carolina the next day. The Red Wings have been alternating goalies since Howard returned. He has seven goals and two assists during that stretch. It was his team-leading 22nd this season. The Wings have eight games left before the April 9 finale, including games both Monday and Tuesday at Carolina, as Monday marks the make-up date for the December 19 game postponed because of bad ice. Read More

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Thomas Cook says tourists returning to Egypt and Turkey

Thomas Cook says tourists returning to Egypt and Turkey

The group said that in the United Kingdom, where Thomas Cook has indicated it is pursuing higher margins rather than volume, bookings for this summer were flat and average prices were up 3 per cent compared with past year. Its charter-based package holiday prices have risen 9%, but bookings are slightly behind previous year. The Spanish market was more competitive however, it said, and it was focusing on selling higher-margin holidays rather than chasing volume growth. Read More

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Honda Civic Si Torque Figure Revealed

Honda Civic Si Torque Figure Revealed

Sadly, this is lesser torque power than its competitors like the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST. That's because the copy in the note specifically notes 192 lb. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will be good for 306 horsepower (228 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton meters) of torque in USA spec and come hooked exclusively to a six-speed manual and the front wheels with a limited-slip differential. Read More

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$20M set to ensure STAAR test goes smoothly this year

$20M set to ensure STAAR test goes smoothly this year

Get a good breakfast, encourage them, make them feel good about the testing". Kids, their schools and parents are all wondering how it will play out this time. After being plagued with a list of problems last year, the Texas Education Agency has made some changes to be prepared this year. "Oh, I'm as nervous as I can possibly be", said Jack Stratton, a student. Read More

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Amnesty admonishes US-led coalition over civilian deaths in Mosul

Amnesty admonishes US-led coalition over civilian deaths in Mosul

The U.S. -led coalition received 27 reports of incidents involving civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria in January, up from 12 in December, according to the most recent statistics. "No combat operations are to go on", an unnamed spokesman of the Iraqi federal police force said on Saturday. Almost 4,000 civilians have been killed in densely populated areas since the beginning of the campaign to liberate western Mosul. Read More

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