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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it "made no sense" to highlight national security issues noting the countries' military cooperation and defense of North America. Trump in January said for the first time that he might seek to reenter the trade pact that he earlier had disparaged. The Central Committee (CC) of the Chinese Communist Party has approved a reform project and adopted a resolution to deepen reforms in state and party bodies.
  • China calls for U.S. restraint on trade protectionism

    China calls for U.S. restraint on trade protectionism

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    Most , if not all, recent United States military deployment in the Asia-Pacific is believed to have China as a potential target, if not the target. That is $74 billion more than in the budget for the previous fiscal year. A curb on purchases could hurt farm state voters who supported Trump. The premier said Beijing will speed up state-led development of integrated circuits, mobile communications, aircraft engines, electric cars and other technology.
  • Trump Reportedly Wants His Chief Of Staff To Fire Jared And Ivanka

    Trump Reportedly Wants His Chief Of Staff To Fire Jared And Ivanka

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    Nepotism is certainly not new to Washington or to all levels of government. But Kushner, who rarely makes public statements, has become the story in recent weeks after Chief of Staff John Kelly limited his access to highly sensitive material due to his interim security clearance .
  • Papua New Guinea quake death toll reaches 67 as aftershocks strike

    Papua New Guinea quake death toll reaches 67 as aftershocks strike

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    The quake has been felt on global natural gas markets, with ExxonMobil Corp declaring force majeure on exports from Papua New Guinea, according to an industry source, pushing Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices 5 percent higher. Aid is yet to reach numerous areas most affected by the quake as road networks and air strips have been damaged by the big quake. The government on Thursday announced Dr William Hamlin as the emergency controller, together with K100 million for immediate ...
  • Barnaby Joyce says he had 'no choice' but to reveal paternity doubts

    Barnaby Joyce says he had 'no choice' but to reveal paternity doubts

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    Joyce, 50, maintains he will look after the child regardless. He said he would not be taking any tests to prove paternity. "So we're not here to be part of some ongoing litany of discussions about this", Mr Joyce said. At a press conference today, Mr Joyce told reporters asking about his the weekend's reports that it was "nobody's business but mine and Vikki's".
  • AL Hek elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Meghalaya

    AL Hek elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Meghalaya

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    And as expected, the Congress that watched its party being swallowed by the BJP with not even the interest of the bystander, was thrown into the grave. Meanwhile, after a meeting with the NDPP leader, who claimed he has the support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly, Governor P B Acharya said that Neiphiu Rio has the majority and should form the government.
  • At Least 5 Dead In Windstorm Wreaking Havoc Across US East Coast

    At Least 5 Dead In Windstorm Wreaking Havoc Across US East Coast

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    In Chesterfield County, Va., another child, age 6, lay asleep in his bed in the early morning hours Friday when a tree toppled on his residence, killing him, said the county in a statement . and Boston to be halted Friday . Local first-responders and National Guard troops rescued dozens of people overnight and were continuing to implore people not to try and navigate floodwaters on their own.
  • Toddler dies after shoe store mirror falls on her

    Toddler dies after shoe store mirror falls on her

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    Riverdale Police tell FOX 5 Atlanta a mounted mirror fell on top of the child Friday around 8 p.m.at the store on GA Highway 85. In February 2017, a 10-year-old British boy died after he hit his head on a display barrier at clothing store Topshop, according to the Independent.
  • NDPP, BJP do the trick in Nagaland

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    Nagaland governor P.B. Acharya said he has asked Rio to submit signatures of all 32 MLAs supporting him by Monday. Rijiju, who extensively campaigned for the BJP and its ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland, said the Congress was no where to be seen as the party has not won a single state in the 60-member Assembly.
  • World leaders push back against Trump's trade war threat

    World leaders push back against Trump's trade war threat

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    He tweeted Saturday, "If the European Union wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on USA companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S". It may mean that the United States becomes more self-protective. Canada, which has the most to lose as the top source of USA steel and aluminium imports, has called the tariffs "unacceptable".
  • Korea, North envoy opens door to US talks

    Korea, North envoy opens door to US talks

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    The US warned Pyongyang of "maximum pressure" towards denuclearisation on Saturday as Ivanka Trump kicked off a visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - where she looks likely to avoid North Korean officials. The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the measures, which are created to disrupt North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels and to further isolate Pyongyang.
  • Unbeaten Barcelona Host Resurgent Atletico

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    But his side's victory, and a 34th league game unbeaten, means it is now Barca's title to lose with 11 games remaining. Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets insists the LaLiga leaders can not afford to celebrate yet despite opening up an eight-point gap to Atletico Madrid .
  • A global trade war's costs, consequences

    A global trade war's costs, consequences

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    European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday that the EU was considering retaliatory 25% tariffs worth around $3.5bn on United States exports such as Levi's jeans, Harley-Davidson motorbikes and Bourbon whisky. The Trump administration has been extremely supportive of Britain and is keen to strike a "very big, very powerful" trade agreement, but if a downturn in the "special relationship" makes this impossible it will be easier for the Prime Minister to argue for a "Soft ...
  • Netanyahu takes off for crucial meeting with Trump

    Netanyahu takes off for crucial meeting with Trump

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    Netanyahu made the comment late on Friday before boarding a flight to the United States. The development comes ahead of Netanyahu's visit to Washington where he is to meet with President Donald Trump and speak before the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC next week.
  • Met Eireann issue Status Orange warning amid fears of flooding

    Met Eireann issue Status Orange warning amid fears of flooding

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    Driving conditions are treacherous throughout Co. The National Emergency Coordination Group has been meeting again today to discuss the cold weather. "We apologise for any inconvenience to customers but road conditions will have to be assessed and safety is our priority", the company said. A WEATHER warning is in force across the north this morning after the "beast from the east" polar system dumped several inches of snow on parts of Ireland.
  • Italians vote in country's general elections

    Italians vote in country's general elections

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    A TOPLESS FEMEN protester launched herself in front of former PM Silvio Berlusconi as he voted in the Italian elections today. "I voted for the right and Berlusconi in the past. Berlusconi isn't just being challenged by the public however, as his plans face opposition from his ambitious coalition partner, League leader Matteo Salvini , whose anti-immigration and euro-sceptic rhetoric has fired up the campaign.
  • McGregor to be Stripped of Title

    McGregor to be Stripped of Title

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    The UFC stripped McGregor of his featherweight title shortly after. The victor of Khabib Nurmagomedov - interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 will be the actual lightweight champion. McGregor last appeared in the Octagon against Alvarez, and he famously battled Floyd Mayweather Jr.in a boxing match in August. Wouldn't we all? In the meantime, Nurmagomedov's manager couldn't be happier with this contract.
  • Hundreds Flee Eastern Ghouta as Aid Delivery Stalls

    Hundreds Flee Eastern Ghouta as Aid Delivery Stalls

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    No civilians have exited through a humanitarian corridor set up by Russian Federation and the Assad regime almost a week ago. In another phone call, French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to exert "necessary pressure" on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to halt "indiscriminate" attacks on civilians in Eastern Ghouta.
  • Houston Rockets: 5 must watch games in March

    Houston Rockets: 5 must watch games in March

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    MIAMI - Kelly Olynyk and Josh Richardson each scored 17 points, and Miami enhanced its playoff hopes with a win over Detroit. Trying to keep Boston from getting a chance to tie, the Rockets used two intentional fouls over the final six seconds before holding on, 123-120.
  • No missile talks until West gives up its N-weapons: Iran

    No missile talks until West gives up its N-weapons: Iran

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    Back in January, Le Drian said he would discuss the latest developments about the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers in his trip to the Iranian capital. "If Iran wants to return to the concert of nations, it must cooperate on these questions", said Le Drian. Iranian officials have repeatedly emphasized that the country's missile program is merely for defensive and deterrent purposes, warning that it is not open to any negotiations.
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed to Egypt by Sisi

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    Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-day visit to Cairo comes ahead of a scheduled trip to Britain on Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and the United States from March 19-22. Cairo supports Riyadh in its fight against Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen, and past year joined a Saudi-led boycott of Gulf state Qatar and agreed to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi despite widespread criticism at home.
  • Germany: Social democrats vote in favour of coalition

    Germany: Social democrats vote in favour of coalition

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    Indeed, the rudder and compass of Europe's most prominent conservative party will be up for grabs - setting the stage for an internal party contest with implications for all of Europe and beyond. A two-thirds vote of support for GroKo is fine for Merkel - but much less so for the SPD, digesting poor election results and with a probable new leader, Andrea Nahles .
  • Legendary British athlete Roger Bannister dies aged 88

    Legendary British athlete Roger Bannister dies aged 88

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    Bannister viewed running as something to be done in his spare time away from the demands of his medical studies at the University of Oxford, but that did not prevent him reaching the biggest stages in the sport. Coe, who had learned the news just before the launch of a new IAAF Heritage initiative created to showcase the sport's former greats such as Bannister, said:"This is a day of intense sadness both for our nation and for all of us in athletics".
  • ISL 2017/18: Ashley Westwood steps down as ATK manager

    ISL 2017/18: Ashley Westwood steps down as ATK manager

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    As things stand, they are in the ninth position now with 13 points. The Guwahati-based team has had an even poorer season and are placed right at the bottom with 11 points. For ATK the final tally was 16 from 18 matches. Speaking at the pre-match media conference, Keane, however, put on a fearless face saying he is ready for the challenge.
  • Maintaining EU customs union a 'sellout' for Britain, trade minister says

    Maintaining EU customs union a 'sellout' for Britain, trade minister says

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    Meanwhile, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox's call for Britain to leave the European customs union to strike free trade deals with countries outside the EU has been described by a former top civil servant at his department as like "giving up a three-course meal for the promise of a packet of crisps".
  • First lady Melania to attend Gridiron dinner with Trump

    First lady Melania to attend Gridiron dinner with Trump

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    This will be Trump's first Gridiron as president and marks a change from a year ago when he avoided that dinner and the White House Correspondents Dinner. "And the only difference is I still own my buildings". On Steve Bannon: "That guy leaked more than the Titanic ". He closed by saying: "I just want to say this, this is one of the best times I've had with the media - this might be the most fun I've had since watching your faces on election night".
  • UP bypolls: BSF to extend its support to SP

    UP bypolls: BSF to extend its support to SP

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    The BSP , which has no stake as it is not contesting the by-elections, announced its support to SP candidates, thus, setting a tone for a prospective grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to stop BJP from repeating a 2014.
  • Canadian air force drops raft on Florida home, one person injured

    Canadian air force drops raft on Florida home, one person injured

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    The Royal Canadian Air Force said the helicopter had been en route to a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Opa-Locka for a training exercise when the raft detached. When authorities arrived on the scene they could see a large hole visible in the roof of the Miami-Dade home. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the home's occupant sustained minor injuries.
  • Belief key for West Brom in Watford clash, says Rondon

    Belief key for West Brom in Watford clash, says Rondon

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    Pardew's future looks certain to be called into question with his side rooted to the foot of the table and his dismal record of one win in 15 games since he took charge in November. After scoring the victor against Everton in their previous home game, Deeney stole the headlines for Watford once again 60 seconds later when he raced on to a through ball from substitute Will Hughes and fired a superb finish past Foster into the roof of the net.
  • SSC exam paper leak: Anna Hazare meets agitating students in Delhi

    SSC exam paper leak: Anna Hazare meets agitating students in Delhi

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    Social activist Anna Hazare , who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday demanding justice for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants protesting against paper leaks , on Sunday met the protesting students personally. "We informed the invigilators suspecting a paper leak and stopped answering further", a candidate was quoted as saying by the Times of India . The station on the Violet Line provides metro connectivity to a large number of offices around the area.
  • SNL: Alec Baldwin's Trump says Wakanda is 'beating' America right now

    SNL: Alec Baldwin's Trump says Wakanda is 'beating' America right now

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    Alex [sic], it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump yesterday, the day after the President slammed his portrayal. He and Trump, who appeared as a guest host on SNL in November 2015, have attacked each other on Twitter before. In a third tweet , he asked that first lady Melania Trump stop calling him to ask for tickets to Saturday Night Live .
  • Man apparently shoots himself near White House, Secret Service says

    Man apparently shoots himself near White House, Secret Service says

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    The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department is the lead investigative organisation for this shooting, supported by the Secret Service Washington Field Office and other law enforcement organisations. The White House was placed on lockdown and the surrounding area cordoned off by emergency personnel Saturday after an apparent gunshot was heard. A White House official told Fox News: "The White House is aware of the situation and the president's been briefed".
  • BJP, allies stake claim to Meghalaya government

    BJP, allies stake claim to Meghalaya government

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    On the other hand, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who submitted his resignation today, while speaking on the current political scenario in Meghalaya said, "Respect mandate of the people". The National People's Party (NPP), founded by former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma and now led by his son and lawmaker Conrad Sangma, has made sure it is still in the race with 19 members.
  • As it unfolds in Meghalaya: Who is next CM

    As it unfolds in Meghalaya: Who is next CM

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    The party captured 23 seats on its own while its alliance partner, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) bagged seven seats, giving the combine a majority in the House, according to Election Commision (EC) sources. Thousands of Congress activists jumped the ship, joining the BJP. "Such young candidates successfully won people's confidence", he said. Saying the results had demolished the view that BJP was a Hindi-belt party, he added, "We have done well in Maharashtra, Gujarat and ...
  • Xi on pedestal, China meet begins

    Xi on pedestal, China meet begins

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    China stands ready to work with the US to follow through on the consensus of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Trump during the US President's visit to Beijing past year and work with mutual respect and increase strategic mutual trust, avoid strategic misjudgement and focus mutual beneficial cooperation and propel handle differences so as to keep China us ties on the right track, he said.
  • Regime seizes ground in Ghouta advance

    Regime seizes ground in Ghouta advance

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    Syrian regime forces control "10%" of rebel enclave Eastern Ghouta near Damascus following days of ground battles against insurgents, a monitor said Saturday. Among the ruined remains of Eastern Ghouta, there are few places left to hide. "It is imperative, for the sake of humanity, for the Human Rights Council to do all that is in its power to ensure that those responsible for the atrocity crimes committed in Eastern Ghouta are held to account for these horrific acts".
  • CBI takes Karti Chidambaram to Mumbai for investigation

    CBI takes Karti Chidambaram to Mumbai for investigation

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    Chidambaram was Union finance minister". The CBI wants to collect all evidence against Karti, before his custody is over. 8 Dec: Karti moves SC challenging the summons issued by the CBI against him in Aircel-Maxis deal case. 300 crore in their company, INX Media. Chidambaram had then asked them to "help the business of his son and make foreign remittances for the objective", the officials said, quoting the Mukerjeas.
  • 3 people survive being partially buried in avalanche on Mammoth Mountain

    3 people survive being partially buried in avalanche on Mammoth Mountain

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    A dramatic video showed rescuers digging a man out of an avalanche that injured five people as blizzard conditions gripped California and took the life of a missing snowboarder. Office of Emergency Management Director Rob Lewin says crews are checking roads, debris basins and utilities after the worst of the storm passed over the county's south coast early Friday.
  • Assembly poll results: BJP enters Northeast with a bang

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    The BJP President credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi led union government's policies for the party's victories. He said the people of Tripura favourably responded to the BJP's call to root out the CPI (M) government, which has been ruling the state for more than two decades.