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Choe Kang Il, deputy director for North American affairs at Pyongyang's foreign ministry, is expected to meet retired United States diplomat Kathleen Stephens, according to multiple reports . Trump reaffirmed on Friday that he was willing to meet Kim after South Korean officials passed on an invitation earlier this month. The White House said the two leaders discussed preparations for their upcoming negotiations with North Korea and agreed "concrete actions, not words" were key to ...
  • Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

    Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

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    Putin has spoken of the need to revive economic growth but the steps that many economists prescribe - especially shrinking the state's role in the economy - are resisted by those in the president's circle who owe their status and wealth to the state.
  • Another package bomb injures two in Austin, Texas

    Another package bomb injures two in Austin, Texas

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    Officials didn't immediately give the cause of the explosion . Officials said the explosion in southwest Austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized. He said House's home had similar cars and looked like the house police raided, which is why they thought it was someone targeting the wrong home. According to a report from The New York Times , the explosion occurred on the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive.
  • Greens blame internal strife for Batman loss

    Greens blame internal strife for Batman loss

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    The only saving grace for Malcolm Turnbull after Labor's unexpected win in the Melbourne federal seat of Batman is that he has a week before having to face a jubilant Bill Shorten. Australian Greens leader Richard Luigi Di Natale is greeted by supporters in Preston after the close of polls in the Batman byelection. Kearney posted Twitter shortly after, claiming that her win belonged to Batman and all those who backed her in a tight race.
  • CM Kejriwal meets Punjab MLAs

    CM Kejriwal meets Punjab MLAs

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    On Friday, Sidhu claimed that he had a report of STF that claims that Majithia as an accused of having a drug trade. Majithia had slapped a defamation case against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders for accusing the former of drug trade during the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls campaign.
  • No confidence motion: TRS refuses to vote against BJP

    No confidence motion: TRS refuses to vote against BJP

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    Both the parties had on March 16 tried to move the motion but it could not be taken up amid protests and sloganeering. Parliament's business was washed out on Friday as Opposition parties raised a din over various issues, leaving the Lok Sabha unable to take up the no-confidence notice served by the Telugu Desam Party after it quit the ruling National Democratic Alliance in the morning.
  • Donaldson Capital Management LLC Sells 44967 Shares of Starbucks Co. (SBUX)

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    The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $58.83. About 3.28 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. After $1.25 actual EPS reported by NextEra Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.60% EPS growth. M Partners maintained Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.
  • Russia votes but outcome is clear: 6 more years of Putin

    Russia votes but outcome is clear: 6 more years of Putin

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    His opponents have called the election a farce, but his millions of fans hail the former KGB officer for restoring Russian greatness and defending their nation from a hostile world. "People are being aggressively advised to vote, and then report in after they've voted", said Vitaly Kovin, a member of Golos, an independent election monitoring organization.
  • Spy poisoning: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

    Spy poisoning: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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    Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov responded saying Johnson's claims violated all rules of diplomatic protocol. Those named by Moscow are forced to leave within a week. The Foreign Secretary's comments were rebuked by Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said: "We have said on different levels and occasions that Russian Federation has nothing to do with this story.
  • Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

    Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

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    More than 100 million citizens were registered to vote. Navalny and his supporters had called for an election boycott but the extent of its success could not immediately be gauged. One election commission worker in the republic of Dagestan, which traditionally registers extremely high official turnout figures, told AFP around 50 men entered the station where he was working and physically assaulted an observer before stuffing a ballot box.
  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy attack row

    Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy attack row

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    From the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea across 11 time zones, Russia's electorate went to cast their votes in a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win. Boris Johnson has also expressed the UK's willingness to investigate the Skripal case in collaboration with Russian Federation. "Another term will take him to almost a quarter century in power - a longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin", reported Reuters.
  • North Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden

    North Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden

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    Ri and Wallstrom dined at the foreign ministry on Thursday evening, then met again yesterday at Villa Bonnier, a lavish building near the USA embassy used by the government for official functions. However, he added: "If the main actors want Sweden to play a role - facilitate, be a forum or a link or whatever it may be - then we are ready to do that", he said , referring to North and South Korea, the US, Japan and China.
  • Russia's Putin headed for reelection

    Russia's Putin headed for reelection

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    The Kremlin needs a high turnout to give greater legitimacy to a new mandate for Putin, who is already Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. Russian officials denounced both cases as efforts to interfere in the Russian election. Navalny himself tweeted a link to a video showing ballot stuffing in a polling station in Russia's far east.
  • Modi govt failed to deliver on 'tall' promises: Manmohan Singh

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    The Modi government, he said, possibly feels that these issues will get sorted out on their own. "We should warn Pakistan that their actions are detrimental to peace and prosperity", he said. "We will come back to power with friends and allies", the former finance minister said. "The ill-considered demonetisation and hastily implemented GST have destroyed small scale enterprises", he said.
  • Grand Slam Homecoming Event Cancelled Due To Weather

    Grand Slam Homecoming Event Cancelled Due To Weather

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    It was their first home defeat under Jones, their first in the Six Nations at Twickenham since 2012 and the first time they have lost three in a row in the championship for 12 years. A short spell after halftime stood out for Schmidt because of his side's determination to repel England. "The defence was huge, we had to really fight our way out of the 22, there was a heck of a lot of character shown".
  • Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

    Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy

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    Moscow also said it would halt the activities of the British Council in Russian Federation in a tough series of retaliatory measures announced after it summoned British ambassador Laurie Bristow. Speaking during a visit to the Battle of Britain Bunker museum in Uxbridge alongside the Polish foreign minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, Mr Johnson said: "Our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision - and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision - to direct the use of a ...
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    Woman "caught in crossfire" at bowling alley shooting

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    She apparently was not acquainted with Ngo. Toronto Police say they were called just after 10 p.m.to the alley (near Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.) after receiving calls about as many as 10 shots being fired. Amar, who was with her husband and sister, was hit in the attack on Ngo, Choe said, adding she did not appear to know the male victim. It wasn't known if the shooting was targeted or random.
  • Putin Winning Big in Russian Elections

    Putin Winning Big in Russian Elections

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    She says the ballot box was sealed and the man was arrested. Presidential challenger Ksenia Sobchak, a 36-year-old TV host, urged Putin's critics to "come together" and vote Sunday instead of boycotting. Ukraine said the move was to protest voting Sunday in Crimea , whose annexation is still not internationally recognized. Russian authorities had appealed to patriotic feelings by holding Sunday's election on the anniversary of Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula - so ...
  • Putin rejects spy attack claims as chemical weapons experts head to UK

    Putin rejects spy attack claims as chemical weapons experts head to UK

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    The election came amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West, with reports that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning this month of a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal , in Britain and that its internet trolls had mounted an extensive campaign to undermine the 2016 USA presidential election.
  • Sergei Skripal: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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    In addition to expelling 23 diplomats that British Prime Minister Theresa May said were spies, she said on May 14 that Britain would suspend all planned high-level bilateral contacts with Russia , revoking an invitation for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit, and that British ministers and the royal family would not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer.
  • Republicans To Trump: Let Mueller Do His Job

    Republicans To Trump: Let Mueller Do His Job

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    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, of IL, said on " Fox News Sunday " that he agreed with Gowdy's remarks, adding that "any effort by the President or his counsel to try to stop this investigation needs to be resisted on a bipartisan basis".
  • North Korea's Kim 'taking stock' of Trump meet

    North Korea's Kim 'taking stock' of Trump meet

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    A senior North Korean diplomat left for Finland on Sunday for talks with former US and South Korean officials, Yonhap News Agency reported, amid a series of diplomatic encounters ahead of a possible US-North Korean summit. Noting Sweden's "consular responsibilities as a protecting power" for the United States, Canada and Australia, the statement indicated the "foreign ministers discussed opportunities and challenges associated with continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solution to ...
  • Vladimir Putin to Lead Russia for Another 6 Years

    Vladimir Putin to Lead Russia for Another 6 Years

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    The Central Elections Commission said Putin had won about 72 percent of the vote, based on a count of 22 percent of the country's precincts. The exit poll from 1,200 polling stations around Russian Federation gave second place to Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin with 11.2 percent.
  • Wales 14 - 13 France: Welsh hang on for second place

    Wales 14 - 13 France: Welsh hang on for second place

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    Wales' rapid response to the early deficit continued when Halfpenny added another penalty after Justin Tipuric was taken out in the air at the lineout. And that relief turned to delight at the final whistle as, with the clock beyond 80 minutes, Aaron Shingler stole a line-out which allowed Gareth Davies to thump into touch and get the celebrations started.
  • UK seeks independent verification of nerve agent used in attack on spy

    UK seeks independent verification of nerve agent used in attack on spy

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    Russia's government is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. His self-assurance and relaxed demeanour reflects the stress-free campaign he has run ahead of Sunday's election that is certain to catapult him to another six-year presidential term.
  • Turnout up as Russian presidential election enters final hours

    Turnout up as Russian presidential election enters final hours

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    The higher the support for Putin in Sunday's vote , "the tougher the system" Russians will face in his new term, Sobchak told reporters after voting. Russia's Central Election Commission recognized that there were some irregularities, but was likely to dismiss wider criticism and declare the overall result legitimate.
  • Russia's presidential elections happening Sunday

    Russia's presidential elections happening Sunday

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    Casting his ballot in Moscow, Putin said he would be pleased with any result giving him the right to continue as president. "The programme that I propose for the country is the right one", he declared. A man accused of tossing multiple ballots into a box in the far eastern town of Artyom was arrested. Navalny and his supporters had called for an election boycott but the extent of its success could not immediately be gauged.
  • TDP's exit reduces NDA MP count to 315 in Lok Sabha

    TDP's exit reduces NDA MP count to 315 in Lok Sabha

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    Congress criticised Mahajan's decision, accusing the government of staging protests to save itself from embarrassment. Congress, CPM, TMC and some other Opposition parties quickly said they will support the move against the government. Why did Chandrababu Naidu stay quiet then? The Shiv Sena, which also has sour relations with the BJP, however, has not committed yet on where it stands on the "no confidence motion".
  • Syrian Army Takes New Locations in Eastern Ghouta

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    On February 24, the UN Security Council unanimously ratified Resolution 2401 that urged all belligerent parties to instantly halt all hostilities and adhere to a humanitarian pause across Syria in order to guarantee the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, as well as medical evacuation of those wounded.
  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in escalating spy dispute

    Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in escalating spy dispute

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    Earlier this week, Britain announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspension of high-level contacts over the poisoning. Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and withdrawing agreement for Britain to operate a consulate-general in St.
  • UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions

    UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions

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    His previous Kremlin term has been marked by a severe crackdown on the opposition, the annexation of Crimea, support for an insurgency in eastern Ukraine, an ongoing military intervention in Syria and the introduction of European and USA sanctions - all to the backdrop of a huge deterioration in ties with the West.But the 65-year-old former KGB officer is certain to extend his term to 2024 despite a litany of domestic problems like widespread poverty and poor healthcare following a ...
  • Taking Action Against Britain First | Facebook Newsroom

    Taking Action Against Britain First | Facebook Newsroom

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    A Wearside MP has welcomed Facebook's move to ban far-right group Britain First. Facebook has taken down the official home page of the far-right group Britain First along with the pages of its two leaders because they violate the company's standards.
  • Annabella Sciorra Joins Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2

    Annabella Sciorra Joins Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2

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    Sciorra joins Colter and returning cast Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard) and Theo Rossi (Hernan "Shades" Alvarez). She first appeared in Punisher Warzone Vol 2 #1 by Chuck Dixon and John Romita Jr . For his next antagonist, Luke Cage ( Mike Colter ) will go up against someone without much of a vicious nickname to speak of, but a mean streak all the same: Rosalie Carbone, a mobster with ties to a very different Marvel vigilante.
  • Bangla airline suspends flights to Nepal after fatal plane crash

    Bangla airline suspends flights to Nepal after fatal plane crash

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    The aircraft with 71 people on board crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. Twenty-six of those killed were from Bangladesh. "The team will work in in collaboration with global research agencies, as it involves an worldwide flight", said Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Suresh Acharya at a press conference held by the Tribhuvan global Airport Civil Aviation Office on Tuesday.
  • Wide State Emergency In Sri Lanka Lifted

    Wide State Emergency In Sri Lanka Lifted

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    Meanwhile, Dr. Prathiba Mahanama Hewa said that the gazette notification which imposed the "State of Emergency" did not include an end date and therefore it can be kept in place for a month. Police said the situation has returned to normal, and that security forces were helping people rebuild their homes and businesses. Two people were killed and hundreds of Muslim-owned properties and 20 mosques damaged in the violence which lasted for a few days.
  • Spy standoff: Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack

    Spy standoff: Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack

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    Bristow told reporters: "We will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies and our values against an attack of this sort, which is an attack not only on the United Kingdom, but upon the global rules-based system on which all countries, including Russian Federation, depend for their safety and security", according to The Associated Press.
  • Russia Vows To Expel British Diplomats In Retaliation

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    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain's quarrel was not with the Russian people but with the Kremlin . "All the steps will be well thought out", he told reporters. The leaders stressed that they share Britain's opinion on Russia's involvement in this incident, and they called Moscow for providing the information about Novichok agent (a series of nerve agents developed by the Soviet Union and Russiabetween 1971-1993, -ed.) to the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of ...
  • Putin casts ballot in Russia's election

    Putin casts ballot in Russia's election

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    The residents of Moscow who chose to cast their votes for a presidential candidate and vote on the address of permanent residence registration may choose the most convenient polling station among 3,605 ones, only taking their passports along with.
  • Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

    Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

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    Writing in the Sun on Sunday two weeks after the March 4 incident which has left the Skripals in critical conditions, Mr Johnson said of Saturday's expulsions: "These futile measures will only punish ordinary Russians by depriving them of harmless opportunities to learn English and apply for United Kingdom visas".