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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called for the U.S. to impose sanctions on the planned pipeline. Asked whether his trip would be a "new opening" in relations between Poland and Germany, Morawiecki said on Friday morning: "I think that these relations are quite good in economic terms and in other areas, so we do not need a completely new opening or a reset or anything like that".
  • Now decisions will only be made by people's thumbs: Marriyum Aurangzeb

    Now decisions will only be made by people's thumbs: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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    The former prime minister, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court past year, said the result of Lodhran by-election proved the sanctity of vote. Addressing a workers convention in Lodhran this afternoon, he said people of Lodhran in by election rejected the elements, who remained busy only in levelling baseless allegations against others.
  • Trump upset with his veterans affairs secretary over travel scandal

    Trump upset with his veterans affairs secretary over travel scandal

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    Shulkin. The aide, Virginia Wright Simpson, is alleged to have changed the text on an official email to make it appear that Shulkin had an official reason to take a trip to Europe previous year that cost at least $122,000 overall. "We act with the highest ethical character", Shulkin said . "This Administration inherited a VA mired in a culture of corruption and bureaucratic incompetence", Coffman said.
  • India wins toss, opt to bowl in sixth One Day

    India wins toss, opt to bowl in sixth One Day

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    I get to captain my country. It's a blessing from God that I'm healthy. India are unlikely to change their bowling combination, which helped them to a historic series win in the ODIs. There were two more fours and two sixes as Kohli finished the match with a flurry of strokes. Already 4-1 up in the series, the visitors chose to rest paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar and included youngster Shardul Thakur in the playing XI while the hosts made four changes after the 73-run loss in the fifth ...
  • Pak court announces death sentence for Zainab's rapist

    Pak court announces death sentence for Zainab's rapist

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    Zainab's rape and murder last month had sparked outrage and protests across the country after the six-year-old, who went missing on January 4, was found dead in a trash heap in Kasur on January 9. In addition to the verdict, Zainab's family will receive one million Pakistani rupees in compensation by the attacker. The accused had confessed to his crime during investigation and before the court, Qadir said, adding that the accused has 15 days to challenge the verdict in the high court.
  • Call for justice as Filipina's body returns home from Kuwait

    Call for justice as Filipina's body returns home from Kuwait

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    TEACHING English in China could become a viable alternative for overseas Filipino workers, following the country's ban on moving to Kuwait after seven workers' deaths. Duterte said 82 Filipino workers died in Kuwait in 2016 and that number rose to 103 past year, though he didn't specify the cause of death. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday the Kuwaiti ambassador had assured him his government was "outraged" over the killing and determined to find those responsible.
  • Goffin retires after freak eye injury

    Goffin retires after freak eye injury

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    Federer leads their matchups 6-0. "The more aggressive player, the more steady server is going to. have the upper hand tomorrow", Federer said. In an hour and one minute, Dimitrov reached his first final of the year in a manner that was largely clouded by a shocked audience at the stadium.
  • Shame Lawmakers Who Take NRA Money Not Florida Community

    Shame Lawmakers Who Take NRA Money Not Florida Community

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    It calls it a precursor for midterm elections in 2018, which it hopes will turn the tide in gun politics. So once again, as innocent Americans are laid to rest after another monster misuses a gun, we learn that too few Americans are interested in tackling the real problems at the root of mass shootings.
  • OPP investigating after shots fired on Highway 401 in Mississauga

    OPP investigating after shots fired on Highway 401 in Mississauga

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    Police were called to the scene at around 4:15 a.m. where they found a vehicle on its side, covered in bullet holes. Schmidt says they have reason to believe the missing auto is red, and based on investigation, may have major damage to its front and side, as well as a possible flat tire.
  • Troy Terry was everywhere in Team USA's crucial win over Slovakia

    Troy Terry was everywhere in Team USA's crucial win over Slovakia

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    Donato, Terry and Greenway have scored three of the Americans four goals in the tournament. Leading 2-1 in the final minutes vs. Slovakia, the US pushed the pace and refused to sit back. GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk were dominating the NHL before Ryan Donato , Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway even started playing organized hockey.
  • Arrested In Los Angeles ICE Raids

    Arrested In Los Angeles ICE Raids

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    Several reports from news outlets have said that the operation began on Sunday. Those businesses will be audited to determine whether they are employing people who are in the country illegally. In a January 31 letter, 17 of the chamber's more liberal lawmakers said they were "troubled" by the justifications ICE had cited for the previous round of business enforcement.
  • Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is 'damaged goods' as Nationals leader

    Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is 'damaged goods' as Nationals leader

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    Nationals backbencher Llew O'Brien said Mr Joyce is the "best bloke for the job". "It would seem to me Barnaby has to go but I know one thing: one of them has to". "This hat, a symbol of National pride, has now been associated with Barnaby to the extent it is used on front pages of newspapers in a manner that undermines the core values of Akubra and many Australians that also consider this a special symbol", he said.
  • Trump Praises 'Incredible Job' Of Doctors At Hospital Visit In Florida

    Trump Praises 'Incredible Job' Of Doctors At Hospital Visit In Florida

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    Trump and first lady Melania met with injured victims and first responders at the hospital two days after 17 people were killed by a lone gunman at nearby Douglas High School. "He needs to physically get these parties to come together to put into legislation to get these guns out of the hands of these children". Numerous others made clear they were finished with flimsy promises of "thoughts and prayers".
  • Netherland's Ter Mors skates to glory in women's 1000m

    Netherland's Ter Mors skates to glory in women's 1000m

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    Kodaira, who came into the race as the heavy favourite after winning three of four World Cup events in a stellar season a year ago that included breaking the world record, will be disappointed by her second-placed finish. "I had a lot of struggles at the beginning of the season and made some changes towards the Olympics, which paid off". "I couldn't get the gold, but I skated better than I thought considering my physical condition", she said.
  • South Korea's Moon puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

    South Korea's Moon puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

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    This is a disgusting comparison by CNN who is clearly just buying all the propaganda that North Korea has been feeding them. "I felt better as the game went on". The couple's presence at the Games was only confirmed following a sudden rapprochement between the two Koreas after tensions reached fever pitch as Pyongyang carried out a series of weapons tests.
  • Revival services near for Canton Baptist

    Revival services near for Canton Baptist

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    Black History Program , 3 p.m. February 18, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 W. St., Hahira. Soup suppers are served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for $3 per person or $5 per family. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church: 2341 Floral Ave.: Worship 8 and 10:15 a.m. with Holy Eucharist. Pastor Tracey Zimmerman, Angola United Methodist Church, presented the Ash Wednesday meditation.
  • UK party leader sacked after racist texts

    UK party leader sacked after racist texts

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    The departure of Bolton, who was only elected to his role in September, will trigger the fourth leadership contest in the party since 2016. He admitted he still had "strong affections" for the 25-year-old, who resigned from the party following allegations she had sent racist text messages about Meghan Markle .
  • Priya Varrier talks about 'the wink' that made her an internet sensation

    Priya Varrier talks about 'the wink' that made her an internet sensation

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    The academy also held a protest here in front of the Minara Mosque, where they held placards with messages like, "Stop misuse of sacred personalities". On Instagram , she has got 2.5 million followers , and got a blue tick. Just when we thought that the Internet's recent favourite Priya Prakash Varrier had taken the country by storm, the wink girl has achieved another feat that has catapulted her above Sunny Leone, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt etc.
  • New Zealand quick to bury T20 debacle as England loom

    New Zealand quick to bury T20 debacle as England loom

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    Set a mammoth 244 to win on Friday night, Australia achieved its target with seven balls to spare as David Warner (59 off 24 balls) and man of the match D'Arcy Short (76 off 44) ran riot. Grimstone, a university student who lives in Auckland was mobbed by his friends after pulling off the stunner spoke to cricket.com.au: "It all happened in a blur, I saw it and I thought, I'm a chance here and then popped out my hand".
  • Reince Priebus Was Reportedly Inept and 'Clueless' in the White House

    Reince Priebus Was Reportedly Inept and 'Clueless' in the White House

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    Other topics touched on in the wide-ranging interview: Anthony Scaramucci, preventing Jeff Sessions from resigning multiple times, and why Priebus says "I still love" Trump. Later that night, Sessions delivered a resignation letter to the Oval Office, but, Priebus claimed he ultimately persuaded the president to give it back.
  • Trump Skips Golf for a Day to Honor Shooting Victims

    Trump Skips Golf for a Day to Honor Shooting Victims

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    Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs reported that the White House informed her of Trump's decision the morning after he visited victims of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Will never forget them, or the evening!" Trump said that the work the doctor's and nurses did was "incredible", but still failed to make any mention of gun control, despite the mass debate swirling around the topic since 14 school children and 3 teachers were killed in another school shooting.
  • Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass United States 4-0 at Olympics

    Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass United States 4-0 at Olympics

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    Ilya Kovalchuk delivered the big blow, scoring with 0.2 seconds remaining before intermission that increased Team USA's deficit to 3-0. "Once they got a feeling they could score they pretty much outplayed us bad", he said. "I was really happy with the effort and the confidence that we gained in knowing that we could play with them. I think our girls were nervous", she said after Saturday's practice at Kwandong.
  • USA Hockey Rebounds From Slovenia Loss to Beat Slovakia 2-1

    USA Hockey Rebounds From Slovenia Loss to Beat Slovakia 2-1

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    But former National Hockey League player Ilya Kovalchuk, who had four shots on goal, said the team were struggling with their powerplay. We're not the biggest team. Slovakia recorded only four shots in the first period, but scored on two of them just before the intermission. "We are trying to teach them, if they just play their hearts out then we have always got a chance", Slovakia coach Craig Ramsay said.
  • Shooting Victim Korryn Gaines' Family Wins $37M Civil Case Against Baltimore County

    Shooting Victim Korryn Gaines' Family Wins $37M Civil Case Against Baltimore County

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    The Baltimore County police officers who had been locked out of her Randallstown (Baltimore area) apartment with an arrest warrant, finally busted in to find her armed with a shotgun. Gaines' death came as controversy mounted over police shootings of African-Americans around the country, including the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 and Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina, the following year.
  • Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

    Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

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    She said: "We're leaving the European Union - there's no question of a second referendum or going back on that vote". Among the requirements the treaty must fulfil, May stressed that it must be "respectful of both the sovereignty of the United Kingdom and the EU's legal orders", "recognise the importance of data protection arrangements", and that it "must have the ability to ensure that as threats we face change, the relationship has the capacity to move with them".
  • 7.2 magnitude quake rocks Mexico; two killed in chopper crash

    7.2 magnitude quake rocks Mexico; two killed in chopper crash

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    The chopper was carrying Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed, President Enrique Pena Nieto said. When the quake struck Friday, Maricarmen Trujillo was on the same eighth floor of a Mexico City office building where she rode out a September 19 natural disaster that killed 228 people in the capital alone.
  • Brown believed to be entering leadership race

    Brown believed to be entering leadership race

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    Two anonymous women were featured in the January 24 television report, alleging sexual improprieties by Brown when they were teens and he a federal member of parliament. Brown is also officially nominated as the party candidate in the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte. Four other candidates - former Tory legislator Christine Elliott , Toronto lawyer and businesswoman Caroline Mulroney , former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford and social conservative advocate Tanya Granic Allen - ...
  • South Korean songs given rare public performance in Pyongyang

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    The North Korean defector singled out by President Donald Trump as a living example of the North's atrocities said Tuesday that Trump had set a milestone in worldwide efforts to improve North Korea's human rights situation when he invited him and other defectors to his office.
  • Rahul sets up steering committee for plenary session

    Rahul sets up steering committee for plenary session

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    The new committee will meet on Saturday at 4 PM. As per the party constitution, Congress converts the CWC into a steering committee ahead of the AICC session where the new committee is constituted. "The Steering Committee will function in place of the Working Committee of the party". "Congress president Rahul ji emphasised that the composition of the new Congress Committee should reflect a harmonious blend of experience of senior leaders and vitality and dynamism of the youth".
  • European Union split over Balkan enlargement

    European Union split over Balkan enlargement

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    For his part, French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the countries of the Western Balkans had a vocation to join the European Union, "but it is also clear that there are conditions, that that those conditions are demanding, and that the path to accession is hard".
  • Roseville Native Hailed A Hero For Helping Kids Escape Florida School Shooter

    Roseville Native Hailed A Hero For Helping Kids Escape Florida School Shooter

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    Beigel, a geography professor, fell dead from the bullets when he tried to lock the door of his class he had just opened to hide in some students who were struggling to escape from the maniacal Nikolas Cruz. "He shot at him". In June 2016, 50 people were killed and injured more than 53 in a gay nightclub in the tourist hub of Orlando Florida. When Rospierski heard shots Wednesday, he got his class to hunker down before turning to face the gunman .
  • West Brom players 'stole taxi and took it to McDonald's'

    West Brom players 'stole taxi and took it to McDonald's'

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    The four West Brom players involved in a "training camp incident" in Spain have come forward and apologised for their actions. Jonny Evans , Gareth Barry , Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have been accused of stealing a taxi early Thursday morning, and they took responsibility after neither the club nor police named them.
  • Trump visits shooting survivors in Florida hospital

    Trump visits shooting survivors in Florida hospital

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    Air Force One touched down in West Palm Beach International Airport just before 5:30 p.m. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who accompanied him, the president said he chose to make the trip sooner. "I would have said without me, they never would have found him". Emma Gonzalez spoke passionately about gun control in front of hundreds outside the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 17.
  • Unified Korean team beaten but not downbeat

    Unified Korean team beaten but not downbeat

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    The squad's formation initially triggered a serious backlash in South Korea, with a dozen North Korean athletes being added to South Korea's 23-person team. Japan carried the day on Wednesday when the long-time national rivalry with its North Asian neighbours North and South Korea spilled onto Olympic ice, topping Korea's unified women's ice hockey team 4-1 before thousands of delirious Korean fans.
  • Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister

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    Kim Tae-eun, a spokesperson for the Inje Speedium where the cheerleaders are staying, has confirmed that most of the cheerleaders are sharing rooms in pairs, in the 108 apartments they are occupying. Harris insisted that any future talks with Pyongyang "must be focused on achieving a complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula".
  • 4-year-old girl shot dead in suspected domestic dispute in Ohio

    4-year-old girl shot dead in suspected domestic dispute in Ohio

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    Janaya died in the shooting that happened about 10:30 p.m. on Mercer Avenue near Lawton Street, police said. The girl's mother - accompanied by her own mother and four children ages 7 and younger - drove to a house in the 900 block of Mercer Avenue to retrieve something that belonged to her.
  • Vatican signals Pope Paul VI to be made a saint

    Vatican signals Pope Paul VI to be made a saint

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    The goal of the commission was to tackle the church's sex abuse scandal, which has seen priests across the world accused of molesting young children and teenagers. US Cardinal Sean O'Malley was confirmed as the head of the child protection panel, along with seven other incumbent members. Nine new members were added to the panel, which had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as a lack of reforms and obstruction at the highest level ...