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As the May 12 deadline for changes in the deal approaches, America's European allies who signed the deal with the United States are urging Trump to remain in the deal. It was her second trip to Trump's Washington , and she didn't quite get the red carpet treatment Macron did. Merkel looked on bemused as Trump gave rambling answers about his plans for a new embassy in Jerusalem and the withdrawal of Ronny Jackson as nominee for veterans affairs (VA) secretary.
  • Centre to offer preliminary Cauvery draft, buy time

    Centre to offer preliminary Cauvery draft, buy time

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    On 9 April, the SC had directed the central government to submit the draft scheme on Cauvery water sharing by 3 May. It said "discussions are also on way between the political executives". Allocation to Tamil Nadu now stands at 414.25 tmcft annually, which includes 10 tmcft on account of availability of groundwater. On April 9, the CJI's bench of three judges had ordered the Centre to frame the scheme in consonance with the February 16 judgment in the Cauvery dispute case.
  • US, China trade tensions a pressing concern for Southeast Asia - Singapore PM

    US, China trade tensions a pressing concern for Southeast Asia - Singapore PM

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    The short answer is: "we need to strengthen ASEAN centrality and find new areas and fresh commitment to work together", Lee explained. "That's something which we will wait and see and which we can only hope for the best", Lee said. During the ASEAN meeting, President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines held bilateral talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. "If ASEAN members can cooperate in this effort, we will strengthen our economic community", said Lee who leads the summit ...
  • Steve Irwin Receives Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Steve Irwin Receives Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    The Crocodile Hunter star was an Australian zookeeper and television personality before he was killed by a stingray in 2006. A tearful Bindi said in a speech that the recognition was a "wonderful moment" for her entire family. She also shared an old family snap of them all with Steve, before his death, taking a moving trip down memory lane ahead of the ceremony. Terri Irwin told the publication the event was "just so special".
  • KFCB bans local film 'Rafiki' over homosexual theme

    KFCB bans local film 'Rafiki' over homosexual theme

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    The ban marks the latest move in an ongoing crackdown on LGBT content in Kenya, where homosexuality is illegal. A statement issued by the Board indicates that the director Wanuri Kahiu was called when the movie was finally submitted and asked to remove them but she refused.
  • Airstrike on Sanaa killed two leaders of the Houthis

    Airstrike on Sanaa killed two leaders of the Houthis

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    The reported launch came days after the Houthis vowed to revenge the killing of one of their top leaders, Saleh al-Samad, in a Saudi air strike last week. A third of air raids have targeted non-military sites, with at least 1,400 air raids targeting residential areas. The alliance imposed a total blockade on Yemen's ports in November in retaliation for the rebel missile attacks.
  • Romania president asks PM Dancila to resign after Israel visit

    Romania president asks PM Dancila to resign after Israel visit

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    Romania's government has backed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, drawing a warning from the president - who has the final say - that the move could break global law. "I do not see any reason to resign as long as I have the support of the ruling coalition, as long as I think I have had good results in the three months", said Dancila.
  • Alfie Evans dies amid outpouring of prayer, support

    Alfie Evans dies amid outpouring of prayer, support

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    Kate James and Tom Evans announced that their baby boy had died on Saturday morning. Earlier this month, a judge said Alfie's health condition was "profoundly unfair" and endorsed an end-of-life care plan , which included switching his life support off.
  • Increases Holdings in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

    Increases Holdings in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX)

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    The firm trades ETPs in various asset classes, including shares, bonds, or commodities. It has underperformed by 27.43% the S&P500. Miller Howard Investments Inc increased its stake in Edison Intl Com (EIX) by 152.47% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.
  • Eight of 10 Victims in Toronto Van Rampage Were Women

    Eight of 10 Victims in Toronto Van Rampage Were Women

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    Friday's announcement revealed the ages of the victims were between 22 and 94. Two people have been released from hospital and 12 patients remain in hospital, police said. Delaney, of Kamloops in British Columbia, posted on Facebook that he had to tell his three children and his wife "that they will no longer get to talk to Nan" on birthdays or holidays.
  • Deripaska to cut EN+ stake to below 50%, leave company board

    Deripaska to cut EN+ stake to below 50%, leave company board

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    The Russian newspaper "Kommersant" writes that the billionaire Oleg Deripaska may give up control of "RUSAL" because of USA sanctions. The Treasury said the sanctions were aimed at Deripaska and other people who have benefited from their close ties to the Kremlin and were not meant to hurt "the hardworking people who depend on Rusal".
  • Singer Janelle Monae comes out as pansexual in Rolling Stone interview

    Singer Janelle Monae comes out as pansexual in Rolling Stone interview

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    Monae, a six-time Grammy nominee who has also starred in films such as " Moonlight " and " Hidden Figures ", says she's still learning about her sexuality. The " Make Me Feel " singer explained, "It had to do with the fear of being judged. It's because I'm not'". Janelle Monáe has addressed long-standing speculation over her sexuality, telling Rolling Stone that she's had relationships with both men and women and now identifies as pansexual .
  • Thursday, April 26 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

    Thursday, April 26 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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    Temperature in Jerusalem is set to reach a high of 19°C and a low of 12°C and in Ramallah a high of 18°C and a low of 11°C. Rain will be fairly light overall, with less than a quarter inch expected in most locations. Highs will stay chilly, only topping out in the mid 50's. Any showers that remain will mix with some snow. Sunday is expected to see highs only in the low to mid 50s, with breezy and cool conditions.
  • 3K new jobs coming with Infosys tech hub at old airport site

    3K new jobs coming with Infosys tech hub at old airport site

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    Construction of this first phase of the center will begin in 2018, and likely be completed before the end of 2020, according to Infosys. Infosys had earlier said this hub would "upskill and reskill employees in the technologies required to help businesses accelerate their digital transformations, while also allowing Infosys to work closely with clients to develop cross-functional solutions to pressing business challenges".
  • Gov. LePage Suspends Hunting In Area Of Manhunt For Suspected Killer

    Gov. LePage Suspends Hunting In Area Of Manhunt For Suspected Killer

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    LePage is suspending until further notice all hunting to include youth wild-turkey hunting day on Saturday and regular wild-turkey season, which begins Monday, in the area. That cruiser was later found abandoned, several hours later, on Martin Stream Road in Norridgewock , where police discovered it around 5 a.m. Williams was also there but he was not charged and was released.
  • Afghan politician shot dead as Taliban launch series of attacks

    Afghan politician shot dead as Taliban launch series of attacks

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    The spokesperson recalled that during Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's visit to Kabul earlier this month, the Prime Minister and President Ghani had called on the Taliban to respond positively to the peace offer extended by Ghani, in which Taliban were urged to join mainstream politics and open office in Kabul.
  • Former Rockets, NFL player taken to ground by police

    Former Rockets, NFL player taken to ground by police

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    The video is undated, but according to Heavy , court documents show that this arrest took place in December of 2017 when Marrow was charged with making terroristic threats, reckless driving, aggressive driving and obstruction. After charges were filed against him, footage was released to the public depicting the assault of former National Football League player, Desmond Marrow , at the hands of McDonough, Ga., police officers.
  • Supreme Court Return Amaju/Giwa Case For Retrial

    Supreme Court Return Amaju/Giwa Case For Retrial

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    The Supreme Court on Friday set aside a decision of the Appeal Court which nullified the rehearing of a case challenging the leadership of Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF). The Supreme Court has ruled that the Appeal Court judgement given in favour of Pinnick did not follow the principles of law and order. Due to a settlement talks said to be being brokered by then then President Goodluck Jonathan, Adama and Ogba, on October 30, 2014, applied to withdraw the suit and the court promptly ...
  • Amber Rudd 'didn't see' leaked migrant memo

    Amber Rudd 'didn't see' leaked migrant memo

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    The latest disclosure comes after Ms Rudd had initially denied targets were used as she was questioned by a Commons committee on Wednesday investigating the Windrush scandal. "We don't have targets for removals", she said. "This will move us along the path towards the 10% increased performance on enforced returns, which we promised the home secretary earlier this year".
  • Trump wants nuclear-free Korean peninsula

    Trump wants nuclear-free Korean peninsula

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    Kim met Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and the pair agreed to pursue a permanent peace treaty and the complete denuclearisation of their divided peninsula. Experts say the move remained typical of the leader who would not wish to look weak in front of his people after years of nuclear sabre-rattling. For much of that lengthy discussion, Kim could be seen listening intently to Moon, smiling and laughing at times.
  • In 'Bonkers' Fox & Friends Tirade, Trump Blatantly 'Threatens to Obstruct Justice'

    In 'Bonkers' Fox & Friends Tirade, Trump Blatantly 'Threatens to Obstruct Justice'

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    Comey also added that Federal Bureau of Investigation officials made the decision to classify parts of his memos after his firing. "We have great people in the Republican party", he said. The Justice Department had moved for dismissal of the lawsuit, largely on grounds that allowing a judge in a civil case to dictate the scope of a criminal investigation would be a violation of separation of powers.
  • Mallya proof boost for CBI

    Mallya proof boost for CBI

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    A United Kingdom court on Friday admitted the bulk of the evidence submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Vijay Mallya in connection with his ongoing extradition trial, giving a boost to India's efforts to bring back the embattled liquor baron to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 90 billion.
  • United Kingdom and Welsh governments reach agreement on EU Withdrawal Bill

    United Kingdom and Welsh governments reach agreement on EU Withdrawal Bill

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    She went on to raise fears that "the UK Government could simply ignore the issue of consent and ride roughshod over the wishes of the Scottish Parliament and proceed". The deal has been welcomed by the Welsh Conservatives , but Plaid Cymru accused Labour of selling Wales "down the river". "We have always recognised the need for UK-wide frameworks where the European Union rule book will no longer apply".
  • Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror | Equal Justice Initiative

    Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror | Equal Justice Initiative

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    Stevenson and a small group of lawyers spent years immersing themselves in archives and county libraries to document the thousands of lynchings across the South. "If I believe that each of us is more than the worst thing he's ever done", he said, "I have to believe that for everybody". "It didn't make sense that you find someone hanging in a tree with his hands tied behind him", Johnnye Patterson said.
  • Ken Livingstone: Labour anti-Semitism row a 'complete diversion' from local elections

    Ken Livingstone: Labour anti-Semitism row a 'complete diversion' from local elections

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    McCluskey's ultimatum has already caused open splits among the top level of the Labour Party , with Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, declaring on BBC Radio 4 that he did not agree with Mr. For now, we express our admiration for and solidarity with Ruth Smeeth MP who has had to endure the most revolting anti-Semitism for far too long and gave evidence at the hearing.
  • Judge denies Greitens restraining order request against Hawley

    Judge denies Greitens restraining order request against Hawley

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    A previously unpublicized court filing by House attorneys says lawyers for the woman and St. Louis prosecutor's office agreed to provide the deposition but Greitens' attorneys have not yet done so. "The chief law enforcement officer of the state of Missouri is making extrajudicial comments about the very matter of a trial that's coming up, and about another investigation that he hasn't even [filed charges], and that he is still undertaking", Bennett said.
  • Revenue Estimates Analysis The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)

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    About 16.05 million shares traded. (NYSE:GS) has risen 9.66% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. (GS) will report its next earnings on April 17 BMO. (NYSE:GS) or 77,121 shs. On Thursday, January 25 Wells Fargo maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with "Hold" on Tuesday, July 19.
  • Jenison native confirmed as USA ambassador to Germany

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    Merkel's visit does not include much of the fanfare that accompanied French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to Washington , D.C., earlier this week. Macron then used the long period in which Merkel was busy trying to form a government - a time of global paralysis for Berlin - to reestablish France as an important European player, including by seeking proximity to Trump.
  • Royal baby name finally revealed... Louis Arthur Charles

    Royal baby name finally revealed... Louis Arthur Charles

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    His father, also a Prince Louis of Battenberg, later Admiral of the Fleet, became the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven. Author JK Rowling's digital publishing company, Pottermore, noted that the Weasley family in the Harry Potter books had members named Louis, Arthur and Charles.
  • North Korea's neighbours, Trump hail historic summit

    North Korea's neighbours, Trump hail historic summit

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    The summit is also expected to lay the groundwork for an equally unprecedented proposed meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump , which is earmarked for late May or June. The Promise: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung sign an accord to reduce tensions and work jointly to achieve reunification of the peninsula .
  • 6 wowza moments from Trump's Fox & Friends interview

    6 wowza moments from Trump's Fox & Friends interview

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    President, you're the Republican in charge of, you got a Republican running it". But since he has become president, he's abandoned his call-in habit. Trump may not need to worry - the simple card-and-flowers combination is a popular gift presidents give to their first ladies.
  • Pennsylvania Republican Steps Down After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

    Pennsylvania Republican Steps Down After Sexual-Harassment Allegations

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    Patrick Meehan said Friday he plans to resign from Congress amid revelations of a taxpayer-funded settlement to a former aide who claimed he sexually harassed her. "Sometimes I have the tendency to lash out to others on the staff ... and you go hardest on the ones that you care the most about", Meehan told The Philadelphia Inquirer at the time .
  • 3 killed in crash of medical helicopter

    3 killed in crash of medical helicopter

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    No identities are being released at this time, pending notification to family members. Hess said the National Transportation Safety Board will be on site this afternoon . The helicopter, based in Woodruff, crashed 12 miles south of its destination, according to an FAA spokesperson. The agency released no details about the accident, including how many people were on board or their conditions, but did note that one of the agencies responding was the local coroner.
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their third child Louis

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    While the moniker may seem like just another royal name, it appears there is a deeper meaning to the baby's namesake along with significant ties to members of the royal family. "The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge". Louis Mountbatten was the beloved great-uncle of Prince Charles, and the uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Trump Tower Russian Lawyer Had Closer Kremlin Ties Than Previously Disclosed

    Trump Tower Russian Lawyer Had Closer Kremlin Ties Than Previously Disclosed

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    Veselnitskaya has previously claimed to only be a private attorney with no Kremlin links after news broke that the Trump camp met with the Russian Federation lawyer during the 2016 campaign. Veselnitskaya has denied claims that she is an operative for the Russian government and said she is merely a private attorney, but emails newly released by The New York Times as well as an NBC News interview with her to be aired Friday indicate her links to the Russian government run far deeper than ...