• Iran deal signatories meet as Trump deadline looms

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    Araqchi's comments came in response to a Friday Reuters report that Germany, the United Kingdom and France supported fresh European Union sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program as well as its actions in Syria, in an effort to stop the USA from exiting the nuclear deal.
  • Sweden ready to help resolve tensions on Korean peninsula

    Sweden ready to help resolve tensions on Korean peninsula

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    Shi expressed concerns that the United States could make concessions to allow North Korea keep some of its mid-range ballistic missiles that would not be a threat to USA territories. Mike Pompeo, the hawkish Central Intelligence Agency chief nominated to replace him as secretary of state, has defended Trump's snap decision on the talks.
  • Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100

    Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100

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    Syrian state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV showed footage of men, women and children streaming out of the besieged region, carrying their belongings including clothes, mattresses and suitcases. According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists.
  • It's a question that has the whole White House on edge

    It's a question that has the whole White House on edge

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    White House chief of staff John Kelly told West Wing employees the president's rumored shake-up was overblown and their jobs were safe. That's according to presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday. An increasingly confident Mr Trump is privately weighing more changes, expressing frustration with some aides and sifting through possible replacements.
  • Africa's only female president to resign

    Africa's only female president to resign

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    She even took to Twitter to swat away rumours of her stepping down from office. Ms Gurib-Fakim will leave office on March 23, ending a week-long crisis at the helm of the 461-billion rupee ($18.45 billion) economy that saw Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on March 15 threaten to force the president out of office if she didn't quit.
  • President Trump visits troops, promising pay raise - and maybe 'space force'

    President Trump visits troops, promising pay raise - and maybe 'space force'

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    Tomorrow, the United States president will travel to the outskirts of San Diego to inspect the eight border wall prototypes . Trump inspected eight 30-foot high (nine-meter) full-scale models made of concrete and steel, erected side-by-side at Otay Mesa, an area in southern San Diego along the border with Tijuana, Mexico .
  • Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

    Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

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    Saddam Hussein gave up his nuclear weapons program (involuntarily) after the first Gulf War in 1990-91, and 12 years later the United States invaded Iraq, overthrew Saddam and hanged him. US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have pledged to maintain maximum pressure on Pyongyang, in order to bring about the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  • All decisions on response measures to United Kingdom already taken - Russian diplomat

    All decisions on response measures to United Kingdom already taken - Russian diplomat

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    Russian Federation had been expected to hit back with countermeasures, after Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that his country meant to respond by expelling British diplomats. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose response to the attack has led to criticism from some on his backbenches, said "the evidence points towards Russia" being responsible - but the possibility of gangsters being behind the attack rather than the Kremlin could not be excluded.
  • Mamata & Chamling break the ice to ensure peace in the Darjeeling hills

    Mamata & Chamling break the ice to ensure peace in the Darjeeling hills

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    When viewed together with the Supreme Court's verdict against pro-Gorkhaland GJM faction leader Bimal Gurung on Friday, political analysts called it a "double victory" for Mamata. In January, the state government had chose to cancel a transport agreement which allowed commercial vehicles from Sikkim to ply in Bengal. CM Mamata also mentioned that the work for the Sevoke-Rangpo rail services will be starting soon.
  • U.S. accuses Russian government of hacking infrastructure

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    A Russian government hacking operation aimed at the USA power grid did not compromise operations at any of the nation's power plants, federal regulators and the industry said Friday. The sanctions freeze any assets the individuals may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them. "They didn't hit Putin's power structure and they didn't team up with Europe", Brian O'Toole, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank and a former senior adviser at the ...
  • Russian Federation summons British ambassador to foreign ministry

    Russian Federation summons British ambassador to foreign ministry

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday that her government will consider its next steps against Moscow after consulting with Britain's allies over the next few days. Russian news agencies cited politicians in Russia's upper house of parliament as welcoming the move to close the British Council, alleging it had been used as a cover by British spies.
  • Chris Wallace: Trump Is Taking a 'Middle Road' With Russia Sanctions

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    Those include Yevgeny Prigozhin , who's a business operative tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin and known as "Putin's chef ". "These targeted sanctions are a part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said .
  • Sangliana's shocking statement on Nirbahya's mother stirs controversy

    Sangliana's shocking statement on Nirbahya's mother stirs controversy

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    At the event - Nirbhaya Awards 2018 - Sangliana also said "people like Nirbhaya attracted the attention of miscreants" and tried to provide safety tips. "Even after five years, her (Nirbhaya) culprits are alive". A 23-year-old medical student, Singh was gruesomely beaten , gang-raped and tortured in a moving bus by six attackers including a juvenile on 16 December, 2012 when she was travelling with a friend in New Delhi .
  • Nerve agent row: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats amid increasing tensions

    Nerve agent row: Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats amid increasing tensions

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was giving the 23 British diplomats one week to leave the country, the Russia Today reported. May had been demanding that Moscow explain how a nerve agent developed during the Soviet Union era was used to make the pair ill before her government announced it would expel 23 Russian diplomats and sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow .
  • Video released of school resource officer during Florida school shooting

    Video released of school resource officer during Florida school shooting

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    It took officers 11 minutes to finally enter the building from the time the shooting was first reported. Peterson was not the only law enforcer accused of failing to prevent the massacre . "To attribute failures to training and leadership is far too premature", Dale wrote. But the video does not provide a clear picture of how Scot Peterson - then a school resource officer from the Broward County Sheriff's office - acted as the shooting unfolded.
  • Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy's Poisoning

    Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy's Poisoning

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    The country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had ordered the diplomats to leave within a week, moments after Britain's ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow left the ministry in Moscow . Skripal had taken his daughter, who was on a visit from Moscow , out for lunch in Salisbury before they both collapsed on a bench. The Foreign Ministry added that Moscow retained right to respond if the United Kingdom continued to take unfriendly steps against Russian Federation.
  • May: Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion 'doesn't change facts of matter'

    May: Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion 'doesn't change facts of matter'

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    It also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the British Council, a government-backed organization for cultural and scientific co-operation, and that it is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Blaming Russia for the attack, the United Kingdom said it would dismiss 23 Russian envoys, the single biggest expulsion in more than 30 years. The announcement was made by Russian Federation on the eve of a presidential election which is expected to hand ...
  • At least 14 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greece

    At least 14 migrants die as boat capsizes off Greece

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    About 2,000 protesters ended the march outside European Union offices, decrying Europe's closed borders, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey's military incursion into Syria. Two more migrants were killed and seven more were injured on Saturday, in a separate incident in northern Greece, when their driver lost control of a vehicle during a auto chase with the police, a police official told Reuters.
  • Engineer flagged

    Engineer flagged "cracking" in Miami bridge 2 days before deadly collapse

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    The university released a statement on Saturday that the school had met with the state Department of Transportation and engineers to talk about the safety of the bridge, the Miami Herald first reported. It apparently ended at 11 a.m., and the bridge collapsed shortly before 2 p.m. By employing ABC technology, State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) can refurbish or construct new bridges within 48 to 72 hours, according to the Federal Highway Administration ( FHA ).
  • Spy poisoning: Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats

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    It also said it would close the British Council in Russian Federation, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and the British Consulate in St Petersburg. "In its blatant Russian-ness, the nerve agent sends a signal to all who may be thinking of dissent in the intensifying repression of Putin's Russia ", he said.
  • Indian party quits Modi's coalition in blow ahead of polls

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    He said the understanding between the SP and the BSP was for their survival and it proved that the BJP is and will remain the only dominant political force in the state. It had won 71 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014, representing more than 25% of the total Lok Sabha seats won by the BJP in 2014. "The defeats have an important message to the party which has to set its ship in order in time to face next year's Lok Sabha polls".
  • AGENT ATTACK: Russia poised to strike back at Britain

    AGENT ATTACK: Russia poised to strike back at Britain

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    After the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two, Britain has pointed the finger at President Vladimir Putin and on Thursday May gave the 23 Russians who she said were spies working under diplomatic cover at the embassy in London a week to leave.
  • Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage

    Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage

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    Located on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, Eastern Ghouta has been one of the few remaining areas in Syria under rebel control. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that cluster bombs were dropped on the Ghouta town of Kafr Batna, along with incendiary bombs.
  • TBI: Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old girl

    TBI: Amber Alert issued for 10-month-old girl

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    A citizen spotted the Honda Civic the child was last seen in and called in a tip that led to the child being found. She told police a man jumped into the vehicle and drove off with her daughter in her auto seat, which was in the back. Authorities said they're still searching for the suspect. Memphis police say 19-year-old Raylon Bell has been positively identified as a person of interest ini the Especially Aggravated Kidnapping of baby Zoe.
  • Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday

    Sweden, North Korea talks extended to Saturday

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    Swedish officials have said the Stockholm talks would focus on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and a possible Trump-Kim summit. Joseph Yun , the chief USA nuclear negotiator and proponent of dialogue with North Korea, resigned recently, and the post of ambassador to South Korea has been vacant for more than a year.
  • Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats

    Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow, to a meeting on Saturday morning in central Moscow at its Stalin-era headquarters during which he was informed of the measures. Britain has escalated a war of words with Russian Federation over the incident in recent days. The British National Security Council will meet early next week to consider the next steps after Saturday's expulsion announcement.
  • UK calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

    UK calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

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    The Sun also leads with the death of Mr Glushkov, saying the Russian Federation crisis has "ramped up" as a result. Britains police and security services are making contact with Russians living in exile in the United Kingdom over their safety after the murder of a Russian businessman at his London home earlier this week.
  • Case of land dispute, says Sushil Modi

    Case of land dispute, says Sushil Modi

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    Ramchandra Yadav, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter, was attacked in Bihar's Darbhanga district by almost 40 to 50 men with hockey sticks and swords , the victim's son Tej Narayan told NDTV . Asked what the immediate trigger for the attack was, he claimed the attackers were upset that there was a "Modi square in a place that is an RJD stronghold".
  • LIP breaks alliance with AAP in Punjab

    LIP breaks alliance with AAP in Punjab

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    His remarks came soon after Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann resigned as the AAP's Punjab chief and Aman Arora resigned as co-president. An announcement to this effect was made by LIP leader and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains here. "As far as apology of Kejriwal is concerned in defamation case, all party leaders are of the unanimous opinion that Kejriwal sahib should not have tendered apology", said Khaira.
  • Fodder scam: Special CBI court to pronounce its judgment today

    Fodder scam: Special CBI court to pronounce its judgment today

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    The Nitish Kumar government too owes an explanation on a number of issues such as the extension granted to Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, who has been named as an accused in the fodder scam by the CBI court, and the involvement of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's close relatives in the multi-crore-rupee Srijan scam.
  • Trump seeks $20m damages from Stormy Daniels

    Trump seeks $20m damages from Stormy Daniels

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    In a letter to Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, early last week, Ms Clifford offered to send the $US130,000 to an account nominated by Mr Trump so she could be released from a non-disclosure agreement she signed in October 2016. In their court filing , attorneys for Trump as well as Cohen's company, Essential Consultants LLC stated that Cohen's company is aware of at least 20 violations by Daniels of the confidentiality provisions of a settlement agreement over the alleged affair.
  • Sierra Leone heads into election runoff

    Sierra Leone heads into election runoff

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    Chief electoral commissioner Mohamed N'Fah Alie Conteh said Tuesday that opposition candidate and former military junta leader Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) led the first round with 1,097,482 votes or 43.3 percent.
  • Two days of talks will focus on upcoming Trump-Kim summit

    Two days of talks will focus on upcoming Trump-Kim summit

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    Mr Trump, having chose to accept Mr Kim's invitation to a meeting, wanted to have a secretary of state who was in lock step with his views, these people said. The New York Times reported on Friday that Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo, whom Trump nominated this week to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, has been playing a lead role in planning the talks and has been conducting back-channel communications with North Korean representatives.
  • Mason Crane replaced by Jack Leach for New Zealand Tests

    Mason Crane replaced by Jack Leach for New Zealand Tests

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    As a result, Crane will return to England , while Somerset left-arm spinner Jack Leach will replace him in the Test squad. "Mason has got got a good head on his shoulders and I'm sure he'll come back strong", Anderson told BBC Sport . Leach will arrive in Auckland too late to be considered for the first Test that begins next Thursday and is unlikely to play in the second in Christchurch either but at least Bayliss will now have a chance to have a close look at him.
  • Jose Altuve reportedly to sign huge 5-year extension with Astros

    Jose Altuve reportedly to sign huge 5-year extension with Astros

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    If the reported terms of his upcoming contract are accurate, he'll see a raise to $ 30 million per year through the 2024 season. Beyond its obvious on-field significance, this deal has symbolic significance for the Astros as well. It gives Houstonians hope that their team will be aggressive in working with, say, 23-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa on an extension before he hits free agency after the 2021 season.
  • McDaniel Now Running to Replace Cochran

    McDaniel Now Running to Replace Cochran

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    Mississippi's Republican governor says the decision about appointing a new USA senator will be his alone and won't be influenced GOP leaders in Washington. According to published reports, the governor is not planning to appoint McDaniel, despite calls to do so from McDaniel's supporters. While the Republican primary for Wicker's seat is June 5, Cochran's seat is up for grabs in a nonpartisan election in November, which could be followed by a runoff just before Thanksgiving.