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Vladimir Shamanov, a retired general who heads the defense affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, said in televised remarks Tuesday that a USA strike in Syria could hurt Russian servicemen and trigger retaliation. "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria", he said. " Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' " He adds: "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" State ...
  • John Bolton is cleaning house at the National Security Council

    John Bolton is cleaning house at the National Security Council

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    But Bolton, also considered a conservative icon, reportedly wants his own team. Bossert is a career government official who was widely viewed as a steady hand in an unconventional and unsteady White House. McMaster. "The administration thanks Schadlow for her service and leadership", The Hill quoted White House spokesman Raj Shah as saying on Wednesday.
  • New Zealand halts future oil and gas offshore exploration permits

    New Zealand halts future oil and gas offshore exploration permits

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    The move does not apply to onshore exploration permits. "This is a lose-lose policy and the Government should consider very carefully how it will impact New Zealanders", says Mr Seymour. "New Zealand's ban should make any company looking to develop extreme projects like the Canadian tar sands, Arctic or Amazon Reef think twice about whether it's a gamble worth taking", said Norman.
  • Kentucky teachers plan another rally for education funding

    Kentucky teachers plan another rally for education funding

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    Rep. Matt Castlen, a Maceo Republican, said he had some concerns with the tax plan, such as the tax for services would include businesses selling to other businesses, which he said could result in those increases being passed on to consumers.
  • USA has 'own mechanism' to probe Syria chemical attack

    USA has 'own mechanism' to probe Syria chemical attack

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    President Trump has vowed to respond " forcefully " to Saturday's attack on civilians in Douma, in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, and warned that Russian Federation - or any other nation found to share responsibility - will "pay a price".
  • Notley 'a little bit more convinced' about federal action on Trans Mountain

    Notley 'a little bit more convinced' about federal action on Trans Mountain

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    Protesters who want to see the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion break ground are expected to descend on the Alberta legislature Thursday. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province has not yet had a conversation about taking an equity stake in Kinder Morgan's suspended Trans Mountain pipeline project.
  • Timberwolves Clinch Playoff Berth In Overtime Thriller

    Timberwolves Clinch Playoff Berth In Overtime Thriller

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    The victor of the game will secure the final spot in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, which begin this weekend. Come back to startribune.com for more on this game later Wednesday night. Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns have helped the Minnesota Timberwolves to a playoff spot this year. Now it's the Timberwolves who are moving on to play, gulp, the NBA-best Houston Rockets in the first round.
  • Trump signs online sex trafficking bill

    Trump signs online sex trafficking bill

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    H.R. 1865 was introduced by U.S. Representative Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin and includes provisions from a similar Senate measure, introduced by Sen. President Donald Trump signed into law today legislation that criminalizes the use of the internet to advertise prostitution and child sex trafficking.
  • Russian Federation doesn't have firepower to retaliate against Trump, says ex-Putin aide

    Russian Federation doesn't have firepower to retaliate against Trump, says ex-Putin aide

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    That raises the possibility that US fund managers will eventually be stopped from owning other Russian assets, including government debt, investors say. Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, said Russian specialists had found no trace of a chemical attack on Douma. With tensions growing, pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria over the next 72 hours.
  • Seven Iranians were killed in strike on Syrian air base - Tasnim

    Seven Iranians were killed in strike on Syrian air base - Tasnim

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    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that Russian Federation hopes all parties involved in Syria will avoid any steps that could "significantly destabilize " an already "fragile situation". A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S.in the lead, could send a message of global unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons and counter Syria's political and military support from Russian Federation and Iran.
  • Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL): Wall Street Analyst Views in Focus

    Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL): Wall Street Analyst Views in Focus

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    Winfield Associates Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amazon .com, Inc. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.3303 during the last trading session, reaching $1436.5503. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray. Reduces Stake in Amazon.com, Inc. They issued a "buy" rating and a $1,436.22 target price for the company.
  • Defiant Trump warns missiles 'will be coming' over Syria attack

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    The US, France and Britain have been consulting about launching a military strike within days, and President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that missiles "will be coming". Russian Federation vetoed a US -proposed measure to create a commission to investigate the attack. With a fact-finding mission of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) still on its way to the site, May on Wednesday doubled down on her assertion of the Syrian government's culpability.
  • Kerala to hold finance ministers meet to discuss terms in Finance Commission

    Kerala to hold finance ministers meet to discuss terms in Finance Commission

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    Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy, who holds the Finance portfolio, explained that the Union Territory, which has a legislature, faced a peculiar problem. Jayalalithaa. "Between 1971 and 2011, the population in Kerala has increased by 56% while the rise in northern states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh has been over 150%", he said.
  • Missiles Will be Coming to Syria: US President Donald Trump Warns Russia

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    In response, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page , "Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not the legitimate government which has been fighting against global terrorism in its territory for several years", according to a translation by state-run Tass media.
  • Syrians showed signs of chemical attack

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    In response to media reports that Russian Federation forces would be able to shoot down any United States missiles fired at Syrian targets, Trump tweeted Wednesday morning: "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!"' Activists reported that government forces vacated strategic potential targets, including air bases around the country in apparent preparation for incoming strikes.
  • Dublin mayor slips past Israeli ban after 'spelling error'

    Dublin mayor slips past Israeli ban after 'spelling error'

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    According Haaretz news paper the Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry, in charge of fighting delegitimation of Israel , said the reason for the decision was was Donncha's ties with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which promotes boycotts of Israeli companies and global companies who work in Israel.
  • Trump signs order pushing work requirements for welfare recipients

    Trump signs order pushing work requirements for welfare recipients

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    Trump has long accused people of abusing government assistance programs , claiming many who have no intention of working make more in benefits than those with jobs. For the first time , some Americans on Medicaid will be required to work and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is reportedly exploring a similar approach for those who live in subsidized housing.
  • Governor Brown Agrees to Deploy Troops at Trump's Request

    Governor Brown Agrees to Deploy Troops at Trump's Request

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    The state's program to combat transnational crime, which targets gangs, human traffickers and firearm and drug smugglers, is now staffed by 250 personnel statewide, including 55 at the California-Mexico border, according to Brown's letter .
  • Comedy Store Founder Mitzi Shore Dies

    Comedy Store Founder Mitzi Shore Dies

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    Shore's son, Pauly, had tweeted earlier in April that his mother had been in hospice, tweeting today that "my heart lays heavy". According to The Hollywood Reporter , she was also close with many comedians. Numerous most famous, successful, and influential American stand-ups since the late '70s owe their careers to Shore and her Comedy Store. "I love you.
  • Former Taiwan VP to meet Chinese president at Boao Forum

    Former Taiwan VP to meet Chinese president at Boao Forum

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    It is anticipated that leaders of worldwide organizations and business leaders attending the annual conference will put globalization into perspective in line with its theme and work together for bringing Asian countries closer to uphold the authority and efficacy of their economic development goals.
  • Megachurch Pastor Accused of Misconduct Steps Down

    Megachurch Pastor Accused of Misconduct Steps Down

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    Hybels, who has repeatedly denied the allegations of sexual misconduct , spoke to church members during a Tuesday night meeting at the church's main branch in South Barrington, Illinois. However, this most recent report that was started by the Chicago Tribune has changed it. In one case a woman suggested Hybels summoned her to his hotel room and kissed her while on a trip to Sweden in 1998.
  • EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

    EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

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    They include audits of his travel practices and the costs of his protective detail, his purchase of s a $43,000 soundproof phone booth a year ago and hiring practices, under authority granted by the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendment. "They felt they could not protect him appropriately, based on the amount of times he was being recognized and the way that some members of the public were acting toward him", said Barnet, who added that he was "not aware of any physical confrontations" the ...
  • Nunes Threatens To Impeach FBI's Wray and DOJ's Rosenstein Over Key Document

    Nunes Threatens To Impeach FBI's Wray and DOJ's Rosenstein Over Key Document

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    The New York Times reported in December that the investigation was launched after USA officials received a tip that George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosRoger Stone: "Very dangerous" for Trump to interview with Mueller When will the media accept that Trump is not a criminal target? However, Nunes says only a mostly redacted copy was officially released to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which Nunes chairs.
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Received Positive Rating at Drexel Hamilton

    Apple Inc. (AAPL) Received Positive Rating at Drexel Hamilton

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    Wealthtrust Axiom Llc bought 35,219 shares as the company's stock declined 5.88% with the market. The hedge fund held 58,134 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $9.84 million, down from 62,069 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • 'No consent? Marriage can be annulled. Why revisit?'

    'No consent? Marriage can be annulled. Why revisit?'

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    The woman, who is presently in Delhi and being assisted by Delhi Commission for Women, has also sought striking down of certain provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act on the grounds that the consent of the bride or the groom has not been made mandatory in the law.
  • Trump warns Russian Federation may pay for alleged Syria gas attack

    Trump warns Russian Federation may pay for alleged Syria gas attack

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    Mr Trump planned two meetings with senior national security aides Monday on Syria, in addition to a previously scheduled late-afternoon White House conference with leaders of U.S. Of these, 83,000 have gone to eight collective shelters in government-controlled areas on the outskirts of Damascus. "An aggression was perpetrated on T-4 air base in several strikes that is most likely to be an American attack", state television said in a news flash.
  • South Korean conservative heavyweight warns against

    South Korean conservative heavyweight warns against "facade of peace" between two Koreas

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    The DPRK and South Korea have been improving relations since the beginning of the year and the leaders of the two sides are scheduled to hold a summit meeting on April 27, which will be the first in over 10 years. Kang acknowledged that the two neighbors face challenges but said she hopes that they will beef up cooperation in such areas as economy, culture and personnel exchanges that could be mutually beneficial, while building "future-oriented" relations.
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Trump cancels Latin America trip

    Syria 'chemical attack': Trump cancels Latin America trip

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    We'll see what happens". Meanwhile, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov has warned against any military action by the USA and its allies on Syria . Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has also offered his support for US-led military action, saying: "If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present".
  • UEFA charge Guardiola with two counts of misconduct after Champions League exit

    UEFA charge Guardiola with two counts of misconduct after Champions League exit

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    City went out of the Champions League on a 5-1 aggregate over the two legs of the quarter-final tie. However, yesterday's match saw City off to a flawless start, with Gabriel Jesus scoring the first goal after less than two minutes. As the teams came off, Guardiola's protests about Sane's disallowed goal resulted in him being sent to the stands for the second half. "It just shows to us that when we are at the right level we can beat anyone in this league".
  • 1 jawan martyred, 3 terrorists trapped in Khudwani area of Kulgam

    1 jawan martyred, 3 terrorists trapped in Khudwani area of Kulgam

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    Sarjeel Ahmad (25) and Bilal Ahamad Tantray (16) succumbed to injuries at a hospital, they said. Sources said troops of 1 Rashtriya Rifles, the CRPF and the police had cordoned off Khudwani village in Kulgam , around 60km from Srinagar , at 11pm on Tuesday following a tip-off about the presence of two Lashkar militants.
  • U.S. to impose sanctions against the state debt of Russian Federation

    U.S. to impose sanctions against the state debt of Russian Federation

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    The S&P 500 , Dow Jones and the Nasdaq Composite were losing nearly a percent after US President Donald Trump tweeted a warning to Russian Federation on Wednesday to "get ready" for Syrian missile strikes. During one speech, he said, "We must as a nation be more unpredictable. We continue to communicate those risks to them". He said he doubted there would be a major further escalation at this point.cent.
  • Russian Federation vetoes US-drafted Security Council resolution

    Russian Federation vetoes US-drafted Security Council resolution

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    US President Donald Trump has cancelled a trip to the Summit of the Americas in Peru's Lima, citing the Syrian developments and on Tuesday conferred with National Security Adviser John Bolton and defence officials. The failure of an "innocuous" draft in support of an impartial investigation into the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma is a "litmus test which speaks volumes", Russia's United Nations envoy Vassily Nebenzia said.
  • WHO Demands Access To Alleged Syria Chemical Attack Victims

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    Shamanov denied on Tuesday that the Syrian government used chemical weapons and asserted that a USA strike in Syria would amount to a violation of the country's sovereignty. The OPCW said it would "shortly" deploy a fact-finding team to Douma for an investigation, but USA officials said they were working from their own information and would not necessarily hold back.
  • Airlines warned of possible cruise missile strikes into Syria

    Airlines warned of possible cruise missile strikes into Syria

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    The worldwide chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it will send a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected gas attack took place over the weekend, after receiving a request from the Syrian government and its Russian backers to investigate the allegations.
  • This 1 may hurt even more for Rory McIlroy

    This 1 may hurt even more for Rory McIlroy

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    With Sergio Garcia finally winning his first major, talk shifted to Fowler as the "new Garcia". Control with his irons was the biggest issue, but he also struggled to find the fairway consistently off the tee, and his putter never got hot enough to make up for his lack of close-range looks on the tricky greens.
  • Israel strikes several Hamas targets in Gaza

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    State Department said on Tuesday. Hamas' leader, Ismail Haniyeh, attended the funeral in a sign of respect. Yahya Sinwar, leader of the Islamist Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Yunis on April 6, 2018.
  • Trump warns missiles will be coming at Syria

    Trump warns missiles will be coming at Syria

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    Rival draft resolutions by both the U.S. and Russian Federation to set up a new expert body to probe chemical weapons attacks in Syria have failed to pass at the United Nations Security Council. Trump did not detail what a strike would look like, or whether these would be US missiles. Britain's Parliament is in recess until Monday, though it could be recalled for an emergency debate.
  • Trump threatens missiles 'will be coming' as Russia warns against Syria strike

    Trump threatens missiles 'will be coming' as Russia warns against Syria strike

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    Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said any U.S. missile salvo could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the reported gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, for which Damascus and Moscow have denied any responsibility. Multiple IS terror attacks have targeted France, including one last month. A USA -led coalition has launched thousands of airstrikes - mostly on Islamic State and other extremist rebels.
  • Weather Forecast For Wednesday April 11

    Weather Forecast For Wednesday April 11

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    Be sure to check back for regular forecast updates, as the warm and windy weather rolls in this week. A low pressure system tracking through the region later in the day will bring some unsettled weather by Wednesday night . Both days will be No Burn Days. Increasing winds and climbing temps will be the big story on Wednesday . Highs will reach the lower 60s. The precipitation outlook remains bleak.