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Major US trading partners have condemned Trump's decision to impose the punitive tariffs as protectionism and an affront to allies, amid growing fears of a global trade war. "This is a very important matter for Australia, it's also a very important principle", she said. Earlier this week, Trump announced the United States will impose a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imports as part of its renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; 11 killed

    Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; 11 killed

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    Iranian news agencies are reporting that a Turkish plane traveling in Iran's air space has crashed. A photo believed to be from the scene showed a huge plume of smoke rising above the crash site. The head of Iran's Red Crescent, Morteza Salimi, told state television that two helicopters would fly to the area on Monday morning "to search for the plane's debris and bodies" - indicating there could be no survivors.
  • Mohammed bin Salman wraps up controversial visit to UK

    Mohammed bin Salman wraps up controversial visit to UK

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    European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said: "We are very excited to be taking the first steps toward bringing professional golf to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first time and I must thank His Royal Majesty, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his vision in making this happen".
  • Trump says United States should consider death penalty for drug dealers

    Trump says United States should consider death penalty for drug dealers

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    He attacked Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren, who is among those widely expected to run, and Oprah Winfrey, the talk-show icon who triggered talk of a run with an impassioned speech at the Golden Globe awards recently. As Trump described it: "They announce they're not sending any missiles up ..." "I said, 'Bye, bye". Trump also touted his role in South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympics, claiming credit for temporarily reducing the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.
  • TTV Dhinakaran to launch new political party on March 15

    TTV Dhinakaran to launch new political party on March 15

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    Dhinakaran and Sasikala, to function under an interim party name and symbol, till the dispute over the use of AIADMK name and "two leaves" party symbol between the two AIADMK factions is decided by the court. Dhinakaran had won the R K Nagar constituency Assembly by-polls last December by using the pressure cooker symbol. "Following the acceptance of our plea in the Delhi High Court, a function to announce the name of the party and introduce the party flag will be held on March 15 at 9 am at ...
  • Theni forest fire: Rescue operations underway

    Theni forest fire: Rescue operations underway

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    In cognizance of the matter Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ordered the Indian Air Force (IAF) to help in rescue and search operations and get the students trapped in the fire. Kurangani hills is located near Bodinayakanur in southern Tamil Nadu. Police said the students from Coimbatore and Erode were taking training in Kurangai-Kozhuku Hill area when the fire suddenly broke out around noon.
  • Nightclub Has Licence Revoked After Horse Stunt

    Nightclub Has Licence Revoked After Horse Stunt

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    No injuries have been reported to humans or the animal. The venue could appeal against the decision, but so far it has not commented. The footage of the incident was shared online and sparked outrage nearly immediately. She has since claimed that she " did not ride the horse into Studio 54 " she just " got on it " while it was inside the club. "The horse has been inspected and deemed to be healthy and safe ".
  • Heynckes praise for purposeful Bayern

    Heynckes praise for purposeful Bayern

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    Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski jumps to kick the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs Hamburger SV in Munich on Sunday. Hamburg have now conceded 27 goals on their last four visits to the Allianz Arena. They are 17th in the 18-team table and seven points adrift of Mainz in the relegation playoff spot.
  • Hope Hicks told House intel committee her email was hacked

    Hope Hicks told House intel committee her email was hacked

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    In her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last week, outgoing White House Communications Director Hope Hicks said one of her email accounts had been hacked, a committee source familiar with Hicks' testimony confirms to CBS News.
  • Trump intent on moving ahead with tariffs

    Trump intent on moving ahead with tariffs

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    China , which produces half the world's steel, will assess any damage caused by the USA move and "firmly defend its legitimate rights and interests", the country's Ministry of Commerce said. The U.S. move not only damages the iron and steel industry across the world, but damages the interests of consumers, especially American consumers, the industry group said on its website.
  • Long sought by North Korea, summit holds risks for Trump administration

    Long sought by North Korea, summit holds risks for Trump administration

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    On November 29 past year, the North Korean leader said that his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States. South Korea's Kospi index reached its highest point since October, and Japan's Topix Index increased 1.8 percent, Bloomberg reported Friday. Previous U.S.
  • Russia FIRES 7673MPH hypersonic 'DAGGER' missile in shock footage

    Russia FIRES 7673MPH hypersonic 'DAGGER' missile in shock footage

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    A computer video showed the drone being launched by a submarine, cruising over the seabed, hitting an aircraft carrier and also exploding near the shore. The missile can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads at a range of more than 2,000 kilometers, the Russian president said, contending that it can overcome air-defense systems.
  • Police rule Binghamton student's death a homicide, person of interest fled country

    Police rule Binghamton student's death a homicide, person of interest fled country

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    Following an autopsy on Saturday, Anderson's death was ruled a homicide, police said. Binghamton police had responded to a report asking to check her welfare when they found her at 1 p.m. "The Investigation determined that the person of interest has left the United States by global air travel flight, prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", according to the police statement.
  • Britain will work with European Union on exemptions to USA metals tariffs

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    It also puts him in direct opposition to his French counterpart, Bruno Le Maire, who warned on Tuesday that financial services would not form part of a trade deal. "We don't believe that financial services can be part of an FTA [free trade agreement]", Le Maire said in a speech in London. 'Such an agreement can not offer the same benefits as Membership and can not amount to participation in the Single Market or parts thereof, ' the text read.
  • GOP Lawmakers Voice Little Support For Trump's Tariffs

    GOP Lawmakers Voice Little Support For Trump's Tariffs

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    Mexico , Canada and Australia have been exempted from the tariffs and Trump has signaled that exemptions might be available to other nations. Flake, during an appearance Sunday on NBC's " Meet the Press ", criticized the president both for his constant attacks on the press and for his decisions to apply new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
  • NY Times: Trump looking at adding impeachment lawyer to WH team

    NY Times: Trump looking at adding impeachment lawyer to WH team

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    Trump now has White House lawyer Ty Cobb in charge of the inquiry, after his longtime personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz stepped aside last summer. If hired to join POTUS' outside legal team, attorney Emmet T. Democrats have called for Trump to be impeached over the president's alleged collusion with Russian Federation to claim victory in the 2016 presidential election, and for obstructing the subsequent investigation.
  • EU and Japan seek trade clarity from US

    EU and Japan seek trade clarity from US

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    Trump said Canada and Mexico are exempt for now, and other countries could be spared if they can convince the administration that their steel and aluminum exports don't threaten American jobs and industry. Argentina accounts for just 0.6 per cent of US steel imports and 2.3 percent of its aluminum imports. The EU shares American concerns about overcapacity in the global steel sector, Malmstroem said, but warned "this is not the right way to deal with it".
  • Voting for bypolls in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh underway

    Voting for bypolls in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh underway

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    The results will be out on March 14. The Araria Lok Sabha seat became vacant after the death previous year of Mohammad Taslimuddin, the sitting RJD MP. Meanwhile, polling for Araria Lok Sabha seat was peaceful amid reports of polarisation following the lodging of an FIR against the Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai for his unsavoury remarks against the RJD nominee Sarfaraz Alam.
  • Elizabeth Warren seeks to put 'Pocahontas' barbs behind her

    Elizabeth Warren seeks to put 'Pocahontas' barbs behind her

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    Todd asked Warren about the issue, soliciting her response to an editorial in the Berkshire Eagle newspaper that asked her to take a DNA test to settle questions about her claims of Cherokee heritage, which she has not been able to prove with documentation.
  • Turkish jets destroy 18 PKK targets in northern Iraq

    Turkish jets destroy 18 PKK targets in northern Iraq

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    On Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the attacking forces had scored a fresh advance. Pro-Kurdish protestors demonstrating against Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria scuffled with Turks and German police at Duesseldorf airport Sunday, leaving several people injured, authorities said.
  • Pension reform debate in Frankfort has teachers rallying at state capitol

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    Republican leaders say Senate Bill 1 would save taxpayers $3.2 billion over the next 20 years and stabilize the fund, which is one of the worst public pension systems in the country. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said this week they would instead wait to see if the revenue materializes.
  • Jhansi: Doctors Use Victim's Amputated Leg as Pillow; Govt Orders Probe

    Jhansi: Doctors Use Victim's Amputated Leg as Pillow; Govt Orders Probe

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    The doctor looked for something to raise his head. An investigation has been launched after a bus crash victim's amputated foot was used as a pillow in a government-run hospital in India. After the accident, he was later shifted to the medical hospital. According to the medical college authorities, the CCTV footage would be reviewed to find out who was responsible for placing the severed leg as a pillow.
  • NRA-Approved Politicians Voted For New Florida Gun Control Bill

    NRA-Approved Politicians Voted For New Florida Gun Control Bill

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    Constitution. Three weeks of pressure from relatives and students slain in the in the February 14 Parkland , Florida, school massacre provided momentum for the legislation. Student activists from the school where the shooting took place followed the bill's track closely and called it "a baby step". In schools, the measure creates new mental health programs and establishes an anonymous tip line for reporting threats.
  • How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs

    How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs

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    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said on Thursday he would introduce a bill to nullify President Donald Trump's aluminum and steel tariffs, which Trump finalized in a proclamation earlier in the day. The EU is also readying a list of countermeasures targeting about $3.5 billion in annual trade. But EU leaders, most of whom are also North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, say the argument is illegitimate because even during crisis they could still be expected to be reliable sources of the ...
  • EU, Japan seek clarity from crunch US trade talks

    EU, Japan seek clarity from crunch US trade talks

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    She said the European Union is "counting on being excluded" from the tariffs. "No immediate clarity on the exact United States procedure for exemption however, so discussions will continue next week". However, it took on more urgency after Trump's tariff move. She predicted a "long day" of talks, while European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen sought to play down expectations, saying it was "a meeting, not THE meeting".
  • Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over United States tariffs

    Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over United States tariffs

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    Trade Representative Lighthizer in which he sought an exemption for Japanese producers. Seko said he believed there was still time for Japan to secure an exemption. He also added Australia to the list of likely carve-outs. The EU is also hoping Trump will simply grant the trading bloc an exemption, according to reports .
  • Korea expresses regrets over USA steel tariffs, mulls WTO complaint

    Korea expresses regrets over USA steel tariffs, mulls WTO complaint

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    But Trump is pointing to national security as the reason for the tariffs; he's said , "If you don't have steel, you don't have a country". Under the WTO agreement covering such safeguards, other countries are allowed to retaliate proportionately if they do not receive compensation for the new trade restrictions within 90 days.
  • Shoe Thrown At Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

    Shoe Thrown At Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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    Caught unaware, the shoe hit the former premier on his chest. According to those present during the incident, the attacker was chanting slogans in favor of a religious party which carried out a prolonged protest against the government in Islamabad previous year.
  • Trevor Noah Blasts Trump Claim That Video Games Inspire Shootings

    Trevor Noah Blasts Trump Claim That Video Games Inspire Shootings

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    Attendees described the summit as a listening session for the president, who has expressed concerns about violence in video games . Instead of putting the focus on the real issue and that is assault rifles like the ar-15 that was used to gun down 17 unarmed kids and teachers, Trump instead set hits un-tanned eyes on the video game industry.
  • China's Xi Wins Constitutional Backing for New Strongman Era

    China's Xi Wins Constitutional Backing for New Strongman Era

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    And the endorsement came as no surprise, given the Communist Party's iron grip on the legislature. The slide towards one-man rule under Xi has fuelled concern that Beijing is eroding efforts to guard against the excesses of autocratic leadership and make economic regulation more stable and predictable.
  • Gary Cohn's A 'Globalist,' But I Still Like Him

    Gary Cohn's A 'Globalist,' But I Still Like Him

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    When he described Cohn as a globalist Trump drew a smiles from cabinet members around the table, including Cohn himself who was sitting behind the president. Without Mr. Cohn in the picture, Mr. Navarro, an economist, will likely have a clearer field to pursue a protectionist agenda, which squares with Mr.
  • China: we don't want trade war with US

    China: we don't want trade war with US

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    US President Donald Trump's administration has chose to impose 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium, with initial exemptions for Canada and Mexico, saying such results could be made for other countries through negotiations, reports Xinhua news agency.
  • US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Burma's Suu Kyi

    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Burma's Suu Kyi

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    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday. The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded that the brutal attacks and eradication of whole villages was meant to prevent the return of Rohingya to Myanmar.
  • Donald Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

    Donald Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

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    Today's outcome confirms that we are taking the right approach when it comes to protecting Ontario workers by standing up for our interests south of the border. The world's second-biggest economy, China, was also vocal in its opposition, deriding the tariffs as "a serious attack on normal worldwide trade order".
  • Driver grabs police officer at traffic stop, pulls him into vehicle

    Driver grabs police officer at traffic stop, pulls him into vehicle

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    Wallace asked the driver to exit the vehicle and called for backup. Eyzaiya Moody, 24, is facing charges for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony, kidnapping, willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer, marijuana possession, and possession of firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.
  • People were 'tricked' to attend Sri Sri Ravi Shankar event in Srinagar

    People were 'tricked' to attend Sri Sri Ravi Shankar event in Srinagar

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    Ravi Shankar's speech at the event had to be cut short, and the event shifted to a private hotel, the Lalit. Lesser known Jammu Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), the organisers of the function, said the idea behind holding this event was to find a lasting solution to the age-old Kashmir conflict.
  • Would have thrown demonetisation in dustbin if I were PM: Rahul

    Would have thrown demonetisation in dustbin if I were PM: Rahul

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    While answering this, she referred to the dynasties in the United States like the Bush family and the Clintons and also to the dynasties in many states of India. She alleged that there is shocking insensitivity to atrocities on Dalits and women and that the society is being polarised in a bid to win elections.