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Afterward, the U.S President held two charts and started enumerating the deals Saudi Arabia signed with the United States, which range from ships to missile defense to planes and fighting vehicles. defense contractors would be getting for their products. It also said the crown prince thanked Trump for "American leadership in defeating" the extremist group Islamic State and "countering Iran's destructive actions across the Middle East".
  • Republican senators criticise Trump for congratulating Putin on election win

    Republican senators criticise Trump for congratulating Putin on election win

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    The U.S. State Department says it's "no surprise" that Russian President Vladimir Putin was re-elected. The UK government blamed the nerve agent attack on Russian Federation, which denies any involvement. McCain was not pleased with the president congratulating Putin amid the allegations of voting fraud. Putin's latest consolidation of power came in what foreign policy analysts said was a rigged election in which he got 76 percent of the vote against several minor candidates.
  • Manchester United's Jose Mourinho ready to bid for Chelsea star Marcos Alonso

    Manchester United's Jose Mourinho ready to bid for Chelsea star Marcos Alonso

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    The FA Cup is Chelsea's last opportunity to win a trophy this term as Antonio Conte's side has crashed out of the Champions League and are now 25 points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City. It's believed a fee of £70m will prise the 27-year-old Alonso from Stamford Bridge, capping a meteoric rise in his career. Chelsea will play Southampton in the FA Cup semifinals in April at Wembley.
  • Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi reaches plea deal for 8 months' jail

    Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi reaches plea deal for 8 months' jail

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    The Israeli military court where Ahed Tamimi is being tried had not yet decided whether to accept the agreement reached with prosecutors, lawyer Gaby Lasky told AFP. "We can not have a situation in which soldiers are humiliated and hit and they do not act at that moment and arrest those who hurt them". He said he will not wait for Hamas' investigation into the assassination attempt "because we know that they, Hamas, are behind it", adding that assassinations are not new to Hamas, whose ...
  • Pico Rivera teacher who bashed military fired by school board, president says

    Pico Rivera teacher who bashed military fired by school board, president says

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    Salcido didn't get up in front of the class and go on an anti-military rant one day as part of a lesson plan. It's unclear whether he will; Salcido did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Salcido called the incident "probably the most exaggerated situation I've ever seen". A student recorded his tirade against the military on video, ABC 7 said.
  • Summit offers hope to son of American held in North Korea

    Summit offers hope to son of American held in North Korea

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    There is also unease, according to some USA officials, that the Kim regime still hasn't made a public statement on its reported offer to discuss abandoning its nuclear arsenal and halt all weapons tests while such discussions play out - an offer South Korean officials conveyed more than two weeks ago.
  • Missouri man seeks second reprieve from Supreme Court

    Missouri man seeks second reprieve from Supreme Court

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    Prison staff intend to use pentobarbital, a sedative, to execute him, but this could cause his tumors to burst. He would have been the first Missouri prisoner put to death since January 2017. In 2014, the Supreme Court intervened just prior to his execution. This would cause him to suffocate and undergo excruciating pain, the group said.
  • Scores killed in strikes on Damascus, Douma

    Scores killed in strikes on Damascus, Douma

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    It was not immediately clear who was behind the strikes. Hospital Director Mohammed Haitham al-Husseini told Al-Ikhbariya TV that 35 others were wounded in the mortar attack, with six in intensive care. More than 1,500 people, including 300 children, were killed by attacks by government troops in the last month alone. President Bashar Assad paid a rare visit to troops on the front lines over the weekend.
  • Bruce Rauner Declares Victory In Illinois GOP Primary For Governor

    Bruce Rauner Declares Victory In Illinois GOP Primary For Governor

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    Pre-primary polls showed billionaire J.B. Pritzker (D) leading businessman Chris Kennedy (D) and state Sen. Rauner , a billionaire, has already poured millions of his own money in to his re-election bid. Rauner took on Pritzker again when more tapes surfaced from the Chicago Tribune . Pritzker received 46 percent of the vote over state Sen.
  • Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix after undercover recordings air

    Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix after undercover recordings air

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    The company blames the academic who developed the app, University of Cambridge psychologist Aleksandr Kogan , for misusing the data, adding that it was never used on the Trump campaign, and has anyway been deleted. Advertisers, Facebook-app developers , and Facebook ad-tech partners can't see your name, your phone number, or your employer - Facebook encrypts and anonymizes all the data to protect your privacy.
  • Kim Kardashian's

    Kim Kardashian's "Crazy" Skincare Routine Leads Today's Star Sightings

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    When news of Kim Kardashian's latest KKW range dropped, fans and devotees were quick to lavish praise with some going as far as to call her the "Queen of diversity". The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has even taken heat for emulating her younger sister , Kylie Jenner 's makeup products. Although no official release date for the collection has been revealed, Kim has been showing sneak previews to her millions of followers on her Instagram account.
  • Trump Made White House Staffers Sign NDAs That Last Forever

    Trump Made White House Staffers Sign NDAs That Last Forever

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    In her column Sunday, Marcus called the document "constitutionally repugnant" and "laughably unconstitutional" and reported that an unspecified number of senior White House staff who initially hesitated to sign the NDAs ultimately did because, in her words, they'd concluded "the agreements would likely not be enforceable in any event".
  • Railway Jobs To Be Notified Soon

    Railway Jobs To Be Notified Soon

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    Fadnavis said, "The railways has increased the reservation for the apprentices from ten per cent to 20 per cent". With the strike by the drivers of app-based taxis on Monday, more than 4.5 million commuters had to face problems for the second consecutive day.
  • Raj Babbar Resigns as UP Congress Chief, Party Yet to Accept Resignation

    Raj Babbar Resigns as UP Congress Chief, Party Yet to Accept Resignation

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    Raj Babbar said to a local media that he was assigned a special task when he was sent here. This is the third resignation for Congress in last three days. Goa Congress Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik on Tuesday also submitted his resignation to party chief saying his address at the plenary session inspired him to do so.
  • At least 29 killed in IS attack on Nauroz celebrations in Kabul

    At least 29 killed in IS attack on Nauroz celebrations in Kabul

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    The Islamic State group claimed the attack in an online statement, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites. According to police, the attacker used a vehicle bomb. Authorities had increased security ahead of Nawrooz festivities, which militants have previously struck with deadly force. But it's also possible the militants see attacks on the capital as a more effective way of undermining confidence in the government than trying to capture and retain ...
  • Oil settles at March high, buoyed by Middle East tensions

    Oil settles at March high, buoyed by Middle East tensions

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    Total Saudi exports of crude and refined fuels stood at 9.082 million barrels per day in January, which is the most since December 2016. Brent crude futures were at $67.56 per barrel, up 14 cents, or 0.2 per cent. The Saudi energy ministry told Reuters that Saudi Arabia and the other countries part of the production cut deal renewed through 2018 "remain committed to pursuing the common objective of restoring inventories back to their normal levels".
  • First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind, flooding and snow!

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    This will quickly decrease temperatures into the 30s and eventually into the lower 30s for lows Tuesday night. It should be that wet, heavy snow thanks to temperatures right around freezing so it should weigh down trees and power lines down a bit.
  • Lingayat Separate Religion: Veerashaiva leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa objects

    Lingayat Separate Religion: Veerashaiva leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa objects

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    Shamanur Shivashankarappa, President of Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha, an umbrella organisation of Veerashaivas and Lingayats across the country, had said it would not accept the Karnataka cabinet's decision to recommend to the Centre granting religious minority tag to the dominant Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community.
  • Red Velvet, K-pop stars to perform in Pyongyang

    Red Velvet, K-pop stars to perform in Pyongyang

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    South Korea says it will send a 160-member artistic delegation to North Korea, including about 10 popular K-Pop singers. It was held at the Tongilgak administrative building on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone, the Unification Ministry said.
  • Mad, Mad March: Retrievers and other underdogs have their day -- Bill Livingston

    Mad, Mad March: Retrievers and other underdogs have their day -- Bill Livingston

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    The Wildcats were even less careful with the ball, losing 18 turnovers, but they limited the Retrievers to three points off those giveaways. Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points and the Retreivers cruised to an easy victory before racing off the floor together in their yellow-and-black uniforms with one finger pointed toward the sky.
  • Abbas Calls US Ambassador to Israel a 'Settler, Son of a Dog'

    Abbas Calls US Ambassador to Israel a 'Settler, Son of a Dog'

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    The slur drew rebukes from the diplomat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "You are a settler and your family are settlers!" Relations between Abbas' government and US President Donald Trump's administration have broken down since the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December.
  • Retired Army officer Peters quits analyst role for 'propaganda machine' Fox News

    Retired Army officer Peters quits analyst role for 'propaganda machine' Fox News

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    Typically hawkish in his views, Colonel Peters supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was a strong proponent of confronting President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation. These are some of the best men and women in the business. Trump has been an avid watcher of Fox, most notably its morning "Fox & Friends" program. Peters continued in that vein before signing off: "As our president's favorite world leader would say, "Das vidanya" - Russian for "goodbye".
  • Number of new asylum seekers drops by 50 percent

    Number of new asylum seekers drops by 50 percent

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    In general, according to Eurostat, in 2017, 650,000 first time asylum seekers applied for global protection in the Member States of the European Union. Nearly one in three people sought asylum in Germany in 2017, while 20 percent filed in Italy and 14 percent in France. The European Union's statistics agency says the number of people applying for asylum in Europe has dropped to levels similar to those recorded before the wave of migrant arrivals in 2015.
  • UK is infused with Russian money, making a crackdown hard

    UK is infused with Russian money, making a crackdown hard

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    Russian Federation denies involvement in the pair's poisoning. Britain accused Russia of spreading "half-truths and half-lies" in a United Nations debate on Tuesday over a nerve toxin attack on a Russian double agent, while Russian officials quoted British opposition politicians to raise doubts about the allegations.
  • G20 Considers Crypto As Assets, Not Currencies, According To Document Draft

    G20 Considers Crypto As Assets, Not Currencies, According To Document Draft

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    Cryptocurrencies make up less than 1 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), he said , while credit default swaps were equal to the global GDP in 2008. The FSB has developed the global reforms necessary to fix the fault lines that caused the financial crisis through a collaborative, consensus-based approach that relies on the expertise of its members in order to deliver efficient and decisive analysis and action.
  • U.S. lawmakers seek to finalize spending bill as storm looms

    U.S. lawmakers seek to finalize spending bill as storm looms

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    The legislation implementing that deal is viewed as possibly one of few bills moving through Congress this year, making it a target for lawmakers and lobbyists seeking to attach their top priorities. Also standing in the way of an accord are disputes over immigration, abortion and a massive New York-New Jersey rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
  • Police looking for suspect in early morning robbery

    Police looking for suspect in early morning robbery

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    According to police, the suspects had their faces concealed and were armed with an assault rifle and a large kitchen knife. The driver fled into nearby woods and escaped, police said. Thompson was released on $30,000 bond after the February 26 arrest. One man died in that incident. Charges against Thompson were dismissed in 2016 due to lack of evidence, prosecutors said.
  • Austin bombing suspect dead

    Austin bombing suspect dead

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    The Austin Police Department had tweeted earlier that they were investigating an officer-involved shooting at the location along Interstate 35. Later in the morning, police sent a bomb squad to a FedEx facility outside the Austin airport to check on a suspicious package.
  • Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

    Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

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    In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, Trump did not raise with Putin the "lopsided" nature of his victory, Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential polls or Moscow's role in a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom, the Washington Post reported .
  • Israel confirms bombing 'Syria nuclear reactor' in 2007

    Israel confirms bombing 'Syria nuclear reactor' in 2007

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    The Israeli army said a total of eight F-16 and F-15 fighter jets bombed a Syrian nuclear facility in Deir Ezzor, 450km north of Damascus, in a four hour stealth operation overnight on September 5 to 6, 2007. "This was our message in 2007, this remains our message today and will continue to be our message in the near and distant future". Gen. Amikam Norkin said the current turmoil in Syria has further vindicated the strike, particularly since the reactor was in an area later captured by ...
  • China not to cede a 'single inch' of land

    China not to cede a 'single inch' of land

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    Xi, 64, used the two-week session to consolidate his position, with the rubber-stamp legislature amending the constitution to remove presidential term limits, effectively paving the way for him to rule indefinitely. Xi said China has all the capabilities to take its due place in the world. But China's opposition to a United Nations ban on Pakistani terrorist and JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar, who plotted terror attacks at bases of Indian armed forces, has also strained their relations.
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map

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    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf , who had backed the court's decision to throw out the 6-year-old map, lauded the court's "effort to remedy Pennsylvania's unfair and unequal congressional elections", and he said his administration will work to update elections systems for congressional races.
  • Myanmar President Htin Kyaw steps down

    Myanmar President Htin Kyaw steps down

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    Htin Kyaw was nominated as president by Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, in 2016 and she exerted much of her influence and decisions through him. He was Myanmar's first elected civilian president and head of its first government to be elected in free and fair polls since a 1962 military coup. Suu Kyi was made the state counsellor, a title created for her since she is constitutionally banned from presidency as the provision requires the president, their spouse and ...
  • Senate Intel Committee: Feds Dropped The Ball On Election Cybersecurity In '16

    Senate Intel Committee: Feds Dropped The Ball On Election Cybersecurity In '16

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    The half-dozen recommendations from Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and ranking Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia included a request for Congress to approve more funding for states to improve their election security, as well as urging the Department of Homeland Security to do a better job of communicating with state officials and getting them access to classified information they need.
  • Trump bans USA use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

    Trump bans USA use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

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    Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in the finance world today. Cabello expressed his "profound indignation and rejection at the decision of the North American imperialism, which is meant to submit Venezuela to more blockades, and our people to more sanctions and to more aggressions".
  • High Bridge to host Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24

    High Bridge to host Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24

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    The hunt is open to kids up to 12 years old, all of whom should do not forget to bring a basket. Other activities include face painting, a magician, cookies and cupcakes, and an Oak Bay police vehicle and firetruck on display for the children to explore.
  • Batman votes: Labor holds seat in crucial byelection

    Batman votes: Labor holds seat in crucial byelection

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    Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt addresses supporters at the Greens election night party in Preston. In a gracious concession speech, Ms Bhathal noted voters had told her during the campaign that, regardless of the result, Batman would be represented by a "progressive woman" and that it was an "honour" to contest the seat against Ms Kearney.
  • Inspired by Rahul Gandhi, Goa chief quits for youth

    Inspired by Rahul Gandhi, Goa chief quits for youth

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    The 47-year-old leader said "the wall" displayed itself in the organizational discontents like election nominations to "aspirants who parachute from above" and in rejection of tickets to those who lacked financial influence. Speaking of his expectation from party's new state chief, Naik said, the new party chief should maintain a balance between the legislative wing and state Congress leadership.
  • Stephen Hawking to join Newton and Darwin in Westminster Abbey

    Stephen Hawking to join Newton and Darwin in Westminster Abbey

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    Despite being given only two years to live at initial diagnosis, he went on to live more than 50 years, continuing to the world giving science lectures and writing scientific papers about the basic laws which govern the universe. "For this reason, we have made a decision to hold his funeral in the city that he loved so much and which loved him", they added. He was considered by many as one of the biggest pioneers of science - his life and work fascinating people for decades.