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US President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he was demanding "significant changes" to the Iran nuclear deal to remain in the pact, according to press reports one week after their meeting in Washington on March 5.
  • Putin says he ordered plane shot down after reported hijacking

    Putin says he ordered plane shot down after reported hijacking

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    The two-hour documentary, released online on Sunday a week ahead of an election Putin is expected to win in a landslide, presents an overwhelmingly positive picture of the president. "It is extraordinary and confounding how little your administration is doing to counter Putin's campaign to undermine our grand democracy", they said .
  • DOJ plans to seek death penalty in drug overdose cases when 'appropriate'

    DOJ plans to seek death penalty in drug overdose cases when 'appropriate'

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    Combating the opioid epidemic has been a chief focus of the president since taking office. Yet the White House said the Obama administration was too lax in enforcing drug laws against traffickers - particularly those who dealt fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is pouring into the heroin supply from overseas and causing a dramatic surge in overdoses.
  • 4.4-magnitude quake rattles England, Wales

    4.4-magnitude quake rattles England, Wales

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    It said events of such magnitude only ever happen every two to three years in the UK. The natural disaster is reported the strongest to hit in South Wales in more than 100 years. "We thought a lorry had gone into the building and we actually went outside to look because we're on a cross roads". Speaking to Metro.co.uk, David Carby from Llanedeyrn in Wales said: 'I had just got in from work and fed my cat before sitting down.
  • Officials recommended forcibly committing Florida shooting suspect in 2016

    Officials recommended forcibly committing Florida shooting suspect in 2016

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    Officials in Parkland, Florida, were so anxious about Nikolas Cruz's mental stability that they decided he should be forcibly committed. Peterson , a resource officer, resigned from the sheriff's department after it was revealed he stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and did nothing to stop when Cruz killed 17 people on February 14.
  • Rain, sleet, snow possible for Monday night into Tuesday

    Rain, sleet, snow possible for Monday night into Tuesday

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    Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Rain showers and a few thunderstorms should develop in the Denver area by mid-afternoon with snow expected later tonight . Then snow will be likely on Tuesday , with accumulation of around one inch possible. Highs upper 40s to around 50. Snow north and west; rain in southern Maryland.
  • At plenary, Congress talks of inequality, alliances

    At plenary, Congress talks of inequality, alliances

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    In a bid to boost the morale of ordinary Congress workers and to attract youth to the party, Gandhi said he would break the twin walls between party leaders and workers and between the political system and young people. "It sounds like a rhetoric of a loser devoid of substance", said senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman . But, the Congress can not be stopped from seeking the truth and justice.
  • Robert W. Baird Reaffirms Buy Rating for Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE)

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    Energy Transfer Equity has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $21.50. Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. It also increased its holding in Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU) by 24,150 shares in the quarter, for a total of 103,775 shares, and has risen its stake in Hacket Group Inc (NASDAQ:HCKT).
  • Texas police offer reward for information related to 2 deadly explosions

    Texas police offer reward for information related to 2 deadly explosions

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    It's not clear if Sunday's explosion is related to the previous events. Two men suffered serious injuries in an explosion in Austin, Texas , local agencies have confirmed. Police have not announced any major developments in the case since linking the two explosions on March 12 with the March 2 explosion that killed Andrew House, 39.
  • Batman by-election: Labor hails 'great victory' as Libs bite back

    Batman by-election: Labor hails 'great victory' as Libs bite back

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    Historic tensions between Ms Bhathal and the party hierarchy were also revealed by the ABC. Feeney, a factional powerbroker from Labor's right-wing, was always an odd fit in the left-leaning seat of Batman. While an official result is yet to be declared, the Greens conceded defeat about 9:00pm last night. He said the vote had been neck and neck on primaries but preferences from right-wing parties had cost the Greens.
  • Wide State Emergency In Sri Lanka Lifted

    Wide State Emergency In Sri Lanka Lifted

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    Sirisena's Secretary Austin Fernando told Xinhua news agency that the President signed the notification upon his return to the island from India and Japan. The Army deployed to rebuild and renovate the damaged properties in the affected areas while maintaining peace, law and order has reported that the atmosphere in the Kandy District is suitable for civil administration.
  • Lok Sabha showdown likely today on no-trust move

    Lok Sabha showdown likely today on no-trust move

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    It was then the Speaker clarified that No Confidence Motions can not be taken up when the house is not in order and adjourned the house. Parties like Congress , Left, Trinamool, AIMIM and RJD have openly come out and said that they would support the motion.
  • (SBUX) Shares Sold by Saturna Capital CORP

    (SBUX) Shares Sold by Saturna Capital CORP

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    Mangrove Partners who had been investing in Westmoreland Coal Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.13 million market cap company. Vanguard Group Inc. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, May 4 report. Cowen & Co maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, January 26.
  • Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election

    Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential election

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    Vladimir Zhirinovsky was third with 6.9 percent. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc . "Of course I'm for Putin , he's a leader", said Olga Matyunina, a 65-year-old retired economist. The election came amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West, with reports that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain and that its internet trolls mounted an extensive ...
  • White House assures Trump 'is not considering or discussing' firing Mueller

    White House assures Trump 'is not considering or discussing' firing Mueller

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    I pledge to the American people as a Republican, to ensure that Mr. Mueller can continue to do his job without any interference. There has been speculation the President is planning to try to remove the Special Counsel. "I know you dispute that", Stephanopoulos said to Schiff. Lawmakers, including heavyweights from Mr Trump's own Republican Party, issued pointed warnings Sunday that any attempt by the president to oust Mr Mueller as special counsel would have grave consequences.
  • Putin far ahead in Russian presidential vote marred by allegations of fraud

    Putin far ahead in Russian presidential vote marred by allegations of fraud

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    Navalny and his supporters had called for an election boycott but the extent of its success could not immediately be gauged. Official turnout figures in different regions of Russian Federation are being inflated by as much as 18 percentage points, opposition leader Alexey Navalny said on Twitter, citing data compiled by his observers at polling stations.
  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in poisoning standoff

    Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in poisoning standoff

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    The British ambassador to Russia , Laurie Bristow , was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday to be informed about Russian countermeasures. The leaders of the United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in blaming Russian Federation for poisoning a former spy with a powerful nerve agent, condemning what they called the first attack with a nerve agent in Europe since World War II.
  • UK PM May will 'consider' next step after Russian expulsions

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

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    Pamfilova said turnout nationwide at 11 a.m. Moscow time (0800 GMT) was 16.9 percent, up from 12.2 percent at the same time in the last election in 2012. "They think of it as a vote of confidence (in Putin)". Putin is expected to easily win a presidential election on Sunday which would take him to almost a quarter of a century in power.
  • UK to expel significant number of Russian diplomats, says Sky News

    UK to expel significant number of Russian diplomats, says Sky News

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    He said that Russian Federation is "perplexed and does not comprehend the British leadership's stance" and insisted the "accusations are unsubstantiated". As Home Secretary, she did everything she could to discourage a full-blown inquiry into the Litvinenko murder. The annexation of Crimea in March 2014 was slammed by the worldwide community and led to sanctions against Moscow but is celebrated by most Russians and resulted in a major boost of Putin's popularity at the time.
  • S. Korea's top diplomat begins USA trip ahead of NK summits

    S. Korea's top diplomat begins USA trip ahead of NK summits

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    Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said Friday that the country is ready to host talks between North Korea and the USA, saying the Swedish government "values this opportunity to arrange a meeting". Global media have speculated that Sweden could either help set up a summit or be a potential location if a tete-a-tete were to be confirmed. "We can not be naive and think that Sweden is going to resolve these problems", he said .
  • As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack

    As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack

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    Putin, seen casting his vote Sunday, is projected to have won almost 74% of the vote. The 65-year-old ran as part of the All-Russia People's Front movement, and was challenged by Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who made his first-ever presidential bid this year.
  • Putin urges high voter turnout for Russian election

    Putin urges high voter turnout for Russian election

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    The accusations and accompanying Russian sanctions were the most severe yet by the Trump administration in connection with hacking and other efforts to sow discord in America's democracy and compromise its infrastructure. The United States and Britain last month blamed the Russian military for that attack. The U.S. Treasury Department announced the sanctions amid withering criticism accusing Trump and his administration of failing to use its congressionally mandated authority to punish ...
  • Modi mismanaged Kashmir dispute, messed up economy: Manmohan Singh

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    The Modi government, he said, possibly feels that these issues will get sorted out on their own. "Foreign policy that India pursued had a blend of pragmatism, idealism, and a deep print of the vision of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru", Sharma said, adding that under the Congress-led UPA government, there was a strong national consensus on India's foreign policy.
  • Eddie stretches belief with claim England will be better for losses

    Eddie stretches belief with claim England will be better for losses

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    Ireland spoiled England's grand slam bid at the same stage past year, ending a disappointing championship with a 13-9 win that began a record Irish run of 11 consecutive victories. "Even though we won all those games, we weren't good enough to get where we wanted to get". "To show the steel that they did, the commitment and just plain, ordinary rugby ability to keep the ball", recalled Schmidt.
  • Russia's diplomat expulsion does not change facts, says British PM

    Russia's diplomat expulsion does not change facts, says British PM

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    Moscow has denied any involvement in the poisoning. Russian Federation has refused Britain's demands to explain how Novichok, a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet military, was used against Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, who were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre on March 4 in the southern English city of Salisbury.
  • Ireland World Cup opponent decider leads to ugly scenes of referee confrontation

    Ireland World Cup opponent decider leads to ugly scenes of referee confrontation

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    Belgium led 12-0 at halftime from four penalty kicks and 15-0 soon after from another penalty. Jaime Nava, the Spain captain, said his side had been "eliminated by external factors", adding: "Today rugby has lost". "This is usual procedure and occurs for every match". The appointment of Iordachescu was made by Rugby Europe, rather than governing body World Rugby, with reports suggesting that Spain had asked for the Romanian officials to be changed given the possible outcomes of the fixture ...
  • One dead in double shooting at North York bowling alley

    One dead in double shooting at North York bowling alley

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    She apparently was not acquainted with Ngo. Choe said it appears that Ngo was socializing inside the bowling alley, but left at some point and went outside, where he was confronted by the assailants. "We would also be interested in speaking to anybody that would know why Mr. Ngo was targeted". "Gunshots!' and I just started running outside like everyone else".
  • Europe Putin claims victory in Russia's presidential election

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    Russian Today reports that Putin leads the vote count with 75,15 percent of the ballots, well above the simple majority needed to avoid a run-off. "Our citizens understand what sort of situation Russian finds itself in today". Nina Bostanova, a pensioner in Ust-Djeguta, said she decided not to vote. "All those so-called "European observers - they are as much observers as other candidates in these elections are "rivals" to Putin", Navalny told VOA".
  • Putin wins landslide victory in Russia's presidential election

    Putin wins landslide victory in Russia's presidential election

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    The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was giving the 23 British diplomats one week to leave the country. British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
  • Dem Rep Crowley: GOP Attacking Pelosi in Congressional Races Is 'Sexist'

    Dem Rep Crowley: GOP Attacking Pelosi in Congressional Races Is 'Sexist'

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    Democrat Conor Lamb looks poised to hold on to his narrow victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania. "The attempt to nationalize it by the Republicans- I think they need to get a new gamebook", Crowley continued on Wednesday. Pelosi said, "whoever the leader is will be the target, adding that the GOP "can't win on the issues, so they go after a person". Never mind that Lamb promised to oppose Pelosi as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus.
  • Russian EU Ambassador shifting the blame in nerve agent saga

    Russian EU Ambassador shifting the blame in nerve agent saga

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    The UK diplomats have a week to leave, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that its actions came "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and groundless accusations" against Russia over the Salisbury attack. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he has evidence that Russian Federation has been creating and storing the toxin , which was recently used to poison a former spy in England.
  • Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Deadly Nerve Agent

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level contacts over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Speaking to reporters in Moscow afterwards, Mr Bristow said that the crisis had arisen after "the attempted murder of two people using a chemical weapon developed in Russia".
  • Trump Lashes Out At Robert Mueller

    Trump Lashes Out At Robert Mueller

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    Dowd, act like it". But Mueller's team has now subpoenaed Russia-related documents from the president's business, the New York Times reported Thursday. Dowd also said he was speaking for himself and not the president. "I see no cause when it comes to Mr. Mueller", Graham said, later adding he believed the Mueller was "doing a good job".
  • Spies, not diplomats, take lead role in planning Trump's North Korea meeting

    Spies, not diplomats, take lead role in planning Trump's North Korea meeting

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    Arriving at a Beijing airport en route to Finland, Choe declined to comment.In Washington, a State Department representative said they had no information on the meeting in Finland. In an interview broadcast Sunday by CBS News' Face the Nation, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha noted that Kim has "in effect" met a condition for talks by making a commitment "in clear terms" to denuclearization.
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

    Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

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    An exit poll and early returns suggest that Vladimir Putin has easily won a fourth term as Russia's president . The Russian leader's popularity remains high despite his suppression of dissent and reproach from the West over Russia's increasingly aggressive stance in world affairs and alleged interference in the 2016 USA election.
  • Thousands flee battles in Syria

    Thousands flee battles in Syria

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    The development came on the same day that Syria's official news agency SANA reported that thousands of civilians had managed to leave Eastern Ghouta as militants have been raining rockets on the capital Damascus from the suburb area, while using civilians there as human shields, preventing their exit through safe passages set up by Russian Federation and blocking their access to humanitarian aid.
  • Boris Johnson accuses Russian Federation of stockpiling deadly nerve agent

    Boris Johnson accuses Russian Federation of stockpiling deadly nerve agent

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    British police said there is no apparent link between the attack on Glushkov and the poisoning of the Skripals, but both have raised alarm in the West at a time when Russian Federation is increasingly assertive on the global stage and facing investigations over alleged interference in the Donald Trump's election as US president .
  • Russian Federation ready to hand Putin new term in presidential vote

    Russian Federation ready to hand Putin new term in presidential vote

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    Kremlin officials privately acknowledge a worry that some of Russia's 110 million eligible voters will not bother casting ballots because they believe Putin is a shoo-in. In the southern city of Tambov, the state-sponsored Youth Parliament has backed an Instagram competition. In addition, over 1,400 journalists, including 400 foreign reporters, will work at the CEC media center.
  • Putin wins fourth term with 73.9% of vote

    Putin wins fourth term with 73.9% of vote

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    Some 145,000 observers are monitoring the voting in the world's largest country, including 1,500 foreigners and representatives from opposition leader Alexei Navalny's political movement. Britain and Russian Federation last week announced tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions over the spy case and the United States issued new sanctions. Sunday's election is expected to further embolden the Russian president both at home and in world affairs.