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Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council , was the leading internal opponent of the planned policy shift, and is said to have tried to orchestrate an eleventh-hour effort to push Trump to reverse course. So Cohn's abrupt departure suggests that the major averages would come under near-term pressure. A former Goldman Sachs executive, his departure prompted concerned murmurs on Wall Street and could portend a rocky trading session on Wednesday.
  • China Increases Defence Spending To $175 Billion Rattling Neighbours

    China Increases Defence Spending To $175 Billion Rattling Neighbours

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    Of particular note was the government's announcement that it's now targeting a budget deficit of 2.6 per cent of GDP , significantly below forecasts of 2.9 per cent and down from a target of 3 per cent at the same time past year. There will also be ramifications for China's foreign policy, as centralizing the decision-making process into one individual dramatically increases the odds of miscalculation.
  • United Kingdom threatens Russia World Cup boycott

    United Kingdom threatens Russia World Cup boycott

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    The incident at the Maltings in Salisbury where two people were exposed to a chemical substance. The incident has uncomfortable echoes of the case of Alexander Litvinenko , a Russian ex-spy who was murdered in 2006 after his tea was spiked with radioactive polonium.
  • France rejects Britain's plan for banks to access European Union after Brexit

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    Foster, whose party's eight MPs give the prime minister a working majority in parliament, said she had put in clear terms to Barnier the strength of feeling in her party in opposition to such a development. "Even if firms don't sell directly to the United Kingdom , there is a strong likelihood that they buy products from that market and, if they do, they will be impacted by Brexit ".
  • This Was a Crazy Week for the White House

    This Was a Crazy Week for the White House

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    Given that the turmoil surrounding Trump seems to spin more out of control by the day, the world could be in for a rough ride in the coming months. The number of United States citizens who want more gun control is growing, an NPR/Ipsos poll issued on Friday said.
  • IEA: Oil Demand Growth To Shift To Petrochemicals Away From Motor Fuels

    IEA: Oil Demand Growth To Shift To Petrochemicals Away From Motor Fuels

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    OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia produced 9.98 million b/d in February, according to the survey, down from 9.99 million b/d in January, with exports remaining relatively flat despite some refinery maintenance. The IEA also predicts that demand for petrochemicals used in plastic will grow overall demand for oil. But it isn't just EVs - abundant oil and cheap natural gas are fueling a surge in petrochemical investments.
  • Florida approves new gun restrictions in wake of school massacre

    Florida approves new gun restrictions in wake of school massacre

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    The amendment that would have instituted a ban on assault weapons in the Sunshine State failed in a largely party-line vote, according to Reuters. Simmons said people need guns to protect themselves from a tyrannical government.The Legislature wraps up its annual session Friday.
  • Work Requirement Approved for AR Works Enrollees

    Work Requirement Approved for AR Works Enrollees

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    Verma, however, didn't approve another proposal by Arkansas to move 60,000 people off the Medicaid expansion by lowering the eligibility cap from 138 percent of the federal poverty level to 100 percent. Verma said her CMS is a "willing partner" with states and is trying to give them the flexibility to run the Medicaid program that works for them. The results of the referral showed that individuals who take advantage of these services are more likely to find a job than those who do not.
  • Jogi proposes alliance of regional parties to take on BJP, Congress

    Jogi proposes alliance of regional parties to take on BJP, Congress

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    Reacting to the pulling down of the Lenin statue, Roy had tweeted, "What one democratically elected government can do another democratically elected government can undo". We believe in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's slogan - "Delhi Chalo". Without mentioning the Congress party, Yechury underlined the need for the broadest possible platform of the Left and democratic forces in the country to counter the BJP-RSS.
  • Doubts raised over meeting apprenticeships target

    Doubts raised over meeting apprenticeships target

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    Key reasons for the slow take-up in numbers are the time-lag in adjusting to the new system (28 percent) and waiting on relevant standards to be approved (22 percent). The broad scope of these new apprenticeships means that we'll see school leavers all the way to executives embark on apprenticeships that will advance their careers and benefit their employers.
  • Michelle Obama Had an Adorable Dance Party With Her Young Portrait Admirer

    Michelle Obama Had an Adorable Dance Party With Her Young Portrait Admirer

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    Check out the original photo of Parker below and Obama's video above. The adorable Parker was so focused on the large piece of art that she didn't even want to turn around for a picture. She added, "As a female and as a girl of color, it's really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing awesome things and are making history so that she knows she can do it".
  • South Korea's Ruling Party Governor Resigns Over Sexual Assault Claim

    South Korea's Ruling Party Governor Resigns Over Sexual Assault Claim

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    Kim also said there are other victims of sexual violence in Ahn's office. The party's leaders immediately convened an emergency meeting and made a decision to deprive him of party membership, party chairwoman Choo Mi-ae told reporters. "I see the ongoing #MeToo movement as progress to resist against a culture that is very much male-dominated", he said at the event, where he met with his employees at the South Chungcheong Provincial Government building.
  • The Right Won Big In Italy's Election, Forcing A Hung Parliament

    The Right Won Big In Italy's Election, Forcing A Hung Parliament

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    Italy faces a prolonged period of political instability after voters delivered a hung parliament in Sunday's election, spurning traditional parties and flocking to anti-establishment and far-right groups in record numbers. Both parties have little interest in a united Europe - the League's slogan is "Italians First" - and both are pro-Russia, calling for an end to economic sanctions.
  • Video captures emergency responders saving choking puppy

    Video captures emergency responders saving choking puppy

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    Police officers and firefighters worked to save a choking puppy after a woman rushed into a police station for help. They work together to clear the puppy's throat using back blows and chest compressions. "By administering the oxygen he started to get more life in him, to where he was actually sitting up on his own", said Christopher Hadley, a North Reading firefighter and paramedic.
  • Italian centre-right expected to win elections

    Italian centre-right expected to win elections

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    The leader of Italy's right-wing Lega ( League ) party said the center-right coalition, which won the largest share of the vote but not a majority , has the "right and duty" to govern the country. Matteo Salvini , whose League party is now the dominant force in the right-wing coalition, in one of the biggest upsets of the vote. The M5S has proposed a universal basic income and a tax cut, while the League wants to help Italian businesses and deport hundreds of thousands of migrants.
  • France to set age of consent after rape cases involving preteens

    France to set age of consent after rape cases involving preteens

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    France's government has proposed setting a formal age of sexual consent after two-high profile cases involving 11-year-old girls, according to the country's Equality Minister. 14, 2017. Another case caused outcry after a 28-year-old man was tried for the offence of having sexual relations with a minor rather than rape. France will fix the legal age of consent at 15, meaning sex with anyone younger is automatically considered rape.
  • What's fresh at McDonald's? The beef in some burgers, soon

    What's fresh at McDonald's? The beef in some burgers, soon

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    McDonald's U.S. President Chris Kempczinski called the switch to fresh beef Quarter Pounders the most significant change to restaurant operations since the company began offering all-day breakfast in 2015. So that got us to thinking, the only way to make a burger fast is from a fresh steak. The fresh beef patties are in 3,500 locations in cities like Atlanta , Charlotte , Miami and Memphis , but won't be available in Chicago until May.
  • Canada Plans Retaliation For Steel Tariff

    Canada Plans Retaliation For Steel Tariff

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    The ABC understands BlueScope has been in discussions with the offices of the Prime Minister , Trade Minister and United States ambassador Joe Hockey to ensure its case is put forward to the Trump administration. Doubling down on the plans in a tweet Saturday, Trump wrote " trade wars are good, and easy to win " and said auto imports from the European Union could also be targeted.
  • Turkish court rejects request from Greek soldiers to be released

    Turkish court rejects request from Greek soldiers to be released

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    Lieutenant Aggelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitros Kouklatzis were arrested last week after they "inadvertently" crossed the border into northwestern Turkey. Greek Defense Minister Panos Kamenos said on Tuesday that he had issued a formal complaint to the European Commission (EC) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey .
  • Nashville mayor resigns after admitting affair

    Nashville mayor resigns after admitting affair

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    Nine of the trips were only attended by Barry and Forrest. She is being investigated by a Metro Council special committee and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for potential misuse of funds. "I love you, Nashville", the former mayor writes on Twitter following her resignation. "This is a very bad day". "And I will tell you I know the difference between a mistake - I made a serious mistake - but this is not a tragedy".
  • Apollo-Ridge School District Closed Monday Due To Threat

    Apollo-Ridge School District Closed Monday Due To Threat

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    The Apollo-Ridge School District cancelled classes for Monday, March 5, after its administration was made aware of a threatening statement made to a student via social media over the weekend. The meeting came just a day after a juvenile was arrested in relation to a threat made at the school. Davis did not have access to any weapons at the time of his arrest, state police said.
  • Coptic Church says Saudi crown prince 'disturbs roots of regional extremism'

    Coptic Church says Saudi crown prince 'disturbs roots of regional extremism'

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    It was signed during a visit to Cairo by the crown prince this week, a Saudi official told Reuters. "This is part of your traditions, there are protests that take place in London all the time ", he said. "The extremists and the terrorists are linked through spreading their agenda", he said, adding "We need to work together to promote moderate Islam".
  • White House Denies Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act

    White House Denies Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act

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    The OSC informed the Trump administration Tuesday that Conway violated the provision during a pair of television appearances past year on Fox News and CNN when she blasted then-Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones (Ala.) while espousing support for GOP candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race Juan Williams: Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump MORE in front of the White House.
  • Trump says more staff will leave as he seeks 'perfection'

    Trump says more staff will leave as he seeks 'perfection'

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    President Trump launched a broadside against the media on Tuesday, blasting reports that the White House is again mired in chaos as "wrong!" Trump, at the Gridiron Club dinner Saturday evening, even made light of the atmosphere at the White House , joking "it's another calm week at the White House".
  • Sri Lanka opt to bowl against India

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    The island nation was previously under a state of emergency for almost three decades as government forces battled Tamil rebels in a civil war that ended in 2009. It is the first time in seven years Sri Lanka has resorted to such measures. The violence has worsened since a man from the island´s mainly Buddhist Sinhalese majority died at the weekend from injuries sustained during a riot last week.
  • Koreas to hold historic summit

    Koreas to hold historic summit

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    The recent thaw between the two Koreas, prompted by the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea last month, has led the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to warn that meaningful dialogue can not be held with the North until it takes concrete steps toward scrapping its nuclear program.
  • Aston Martin AMR Valkyrie Pro Launched At Geneva

    Aston Martin AMR Valkyrie Pro Launched At Geneva

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    This figure shames existing track-hypercars, such as the 704bhp/tonne McLaren P1 GTR, while even the Techrules Ren RS electric track auto, which produces 1287bhp, is expected to fall short of the Aston's benchmark by around 300bhp/tonne. The statement added: "The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro's aerodynamic surfaces have been revised in the pursuit of significantly increased downforce".
  • 'At least' 4000 Juventus fans present for Tottenham clash, number could rise

    'At least' 4000 Juventus fans present for Tottenham clash, number could rise

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    Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino admits that his first-team squad have an opportunity to be remembered as one of the best teams in the club's history. Juan Cuadrado, Fernando Bernadeschi and Mattia De Sciglio are all out. They have beaten Real , Dortmund, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley this season, so they are capable of winning big games.
  • Dwayne Johnson Totally Owns His Razzie Award for 'Baywatch'

    Dwayne Johnson Totally Owns His Razzie Award for 'Baywatch'

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    Instead of the fancy Academy Award , winners (or losers, rather) get a gold spray-painted trophy of a raspberry worth $4.97 . The " Jumanji " star took to Twitter to tout his victory at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards for his stellar work in the " Baywatch " film this past summer.
  • 2872 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin op: Turkey

    2872 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin op: Turkey

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that the Turkish regular forces have taken control of 700 square kilometers in northern Syrian region of Afrin . Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway, another Pentagon spokesman, said the USA military had seen SDF militants leave the fight against Daesh. In the meantime, Turkey's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy has repeated Turkey's call to the USA to stop working with the YPG in Syria.
  • No clear victor: Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote

    No clear victor: Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote

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    Berlusconi, sidelined from holding office due to a tax fraud conviction and relishing the prospect of playing kingmaker after Sunday's vote, suffered what could be a definitive blow for the 81-year-old media mogul. However given its heated rivalry with the PD and Berlusconi, its most likely ally looks to be the euroskeptic League , a freakish situation for Avellino-born Di Maio to be faced with given the League and Salvini's roots in the old secessionist, anti-southern Northern League .
  • Nikki Haley accuses UN of bullying Israel

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    America did not make Jerusalem Israel's capital. "As we gather here, our team - Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and our great ambassador [David Friedman] - are hard at work crafting our administration's vision for peace", Pence said . It should be noted that Kohr's Pollyannaish interlude did not contradict AIPAC's official position on the peace process, which states: "A durable Israeli-Palestinian peace can best be achieved through direct negotiations between the two parties, resulting in a ...
  • N. Korea willing to denuclearise if security guaranteed

    N. Korea willing to denuclearise if security guaranteed

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    At Winter Olympics , hosted by South Korea , North Korea sent a large delegation, which included Kim Jong Un's sister. The two leaders will meet for a summit at the end of April along the border, the statement said, adding that North Korea was ready for candid talks with the U.S.
  • Shopian toll rises to six, clashes erupt in Valley

    Shopian toll rises to six, clashes erupt in Valley

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    Thousands have gathered to attend the funeral prayers of the deceased civilians and the two militants in Shopian with multiple rounds of funeral prayers held so far when this report was filed. "The first terrorist was from LeT, the second terrorist found this morning was from LeT too". A fourth civilian's body was recovered from a nearby auto, officials said, and the body of another rebel was found a few kilometers (miles) away.
  • PNB scam: Senior Axis Bank officials appear before SFIO

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    The plea by Firestar Diamond International also claimed that the ED conducted the search without following due process and didn't give a copy of the search warrant to the company officials. In case of default, the bank issuing the LoU has to pay the liability to the credit giving bank along with accruing interest. It raised the amount further to almost US$2 billion last week, saying it had discovered some US$200 million more in fraudulent letters of credit, another form of credit ...
  • WaPo's Anonymous Sources Describe 'Darkest Days' of White House

    WaPo's Anonymous Sources Describe 'Darkest Days' of White House

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    Some of Trump's advisers say the president is not all doom and gloom. President Obama had 8 years to fix this problem, and didn't. "'Pure madness, ' lamented one exasperated ally". According to the Nielsen company, that's a 20 percent drop from the 33 million people who watched last year's show. "So many people have been leaving the White House".
  • Sam Nunberg: Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Should Shut Her Fat Mouth'

    Sam Nunberg: Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Should Shut Her Fat Mouth'

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    Now, he has appeared on CNN after claiming he would refuse an order to testify before a jury in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's involvement with the 2016 election. "He gave them four pillars that he wanted to see in legislation and principles that the majority of members of Congress have supported in the past", Sanders said.