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UK: US spying claims will not be repeated

Trump has stood by his claim, repeating the allegation again on Friday while standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "We have received assurances that these allegations won't be repeated", James Slack, a spokesman for May, said yesterday. Read More »

Media protests after Tillerson takes only one reporter to Asia

Cavusoglu also said Erdogan was planning to meet U.S. President Donald Trump after the upcoming April 16 referendum in Turkey. "The level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking, in particular this past year, is simply not sustainable", Tillerson said."As time goes by, there will be fewer military conflicts that the US will be directly engaged in". Read More »

Donald Trump Finally Pays a Price for His False and Reckless Words

Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Friday news conference, Trump showed that he was not ready to quit the wiretapping story , giving it another boost, even if it meant embarrassing a world leader. US President Donald Trump has said that he has reached the position where he is now because of Twitter and the social media platform helps him get around the media. Read More »

Tillerson: State Department funding 'simply not sustainable'

Then-president George W. Bush refused to join the Human Rights Council when it was formed in 2006, wary that it would have the same problems and hypocrisies as the body that it succeeded, the UN Commission on Human Rights. Funding for worldwide climate change initiatives and cultural and educational programs will be eliminated in some cases and substantially reduced in others. Read More »

USA aircraft carrier in S.Korea for joint military exercises

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The US forces are reportedly set to mobilise other strategic assets during the joint drills, including F-35B stealth fighter jets that were deployed in the US military base in Japan in January. anti-missile system. Washington has concentrated its forces in the region as North Korea has ratcheted up the pressure with recent provocations including ballistic missile tests. Read More »

EU slams Turkey's Nazi jibes as 'detached from reality'

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In the past couple of years Turkey-EU relations have soured, particularly due to EU reluctance over visa liberalization for Turkish citizens, Turkish accession to the union, migration, the Syrian refugee crisis and the Kurdish issue. "People are being told, 'Either you're for the president or you're terrorists". Once the current spate of votes in Turkey and Europe is over, the dispute will leave both sides at a historic crossroads to decide on the nature of their future alliance. Read More »

Media Freaks Over Who's Traveling With Tillerson To Asia

The State Department Correspondents Association, which represents reporters who cover USA diplomacy, said in a statement that it was " disappointed " Tillerson chose to travel to Asia without a full contingent of media "or even a pool reporter". Read More »

Justice Department report doesn't confirm Trump's wiretap claim: Media report

She hadn't been talking about the president's accusations, she said. Trump tried to distance himself from the report Friday. "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory". "It's not just about this allegation that President Trump has made", Pelosi explained. Merkel also said she was glad to hear Trump's support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and said the President had committed to the Minsk process, created to monitor a ... Read More »

Donald Trump hits back at criticism of White House's GCHQ spying claims

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Trump's fellow Republican as well as Democratic lawmakers have said they've seen nothing from intelligence agencies to support his claim. Among the items he quoted from was a transcript of a recent appearance by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano on the network, in which Napolitano suggested GCHQ, the British electronic intelligence agency, had helped with the alleged tapping. Read More »

Dr. MS Swaminathan, a global scientist of rare distinction, says President

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Discourse is a part of our culture and can not be done away with. He went on to add that one must embrace free conversation and leave behind narrow mindset and thoughts. His work brought about a sea change in the life of our nation. "It is due to his pioneering efforts that our country transformed from a ship-to-mouth existence to one of the leading producers and exporters of foodgrains in the world", he said. Read More »

Paris airport attacker: 'I'm here to die for Allah'

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That officer has non-life-threatening wounds, officials said. Molins said that Ben Belgacem, who had a string of theft and drug-related convictions, had been radicalised in prison. Extremists have repeatedly targeted the security forces. Police fired back. The man fled in his auto. "The man took a soldier hostage, he was holding her by the neck and he was threatening two other soldiers with the woman's rifle", said the man who was catching a flight to the Dominican Republic, who gave his ... Read More »

Justice Department Hands Over Report On Trump's Wiretap Claims

Today, the White House accidently (we assume) shared a satirical article from the Washington Post , slagging off Trump's budget: proof they didn't read beyond the (sarcastic) headline. Spicer had cited Napolitano as he tried to defend his boss during an aggressively combative exchange with reporters Thursday. But the White House still did not retreat. Read More »

Turkey: US secretary of state to visit country on March 30

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But others have warned in advance about the domino effect large cuts to American diplomacy will have on the nation's security. A reporter from the conservative-leaning Independent Journal Review got the lone press seat on top USA diplomat Rex Tillerson's plane for his three-stop Asia trip, with the State Department shutting out other media from traveling with him. Read More »

Conservative outlet gets lone media seat on Tillerson's plane

Surely it was a good decision for in-flight chemistry, considering that McPike had written a story aggrandizing Tillerson's standing within the Trump administration . A reporter noted that the State Department has had several explanations for its media-access policy regarding the mid-March trip. He also said that there was no attempt to "ostracize" the diplomatic press corps. Read More »

Thirty dead in fighting in Myanmar town near China border

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Armed clashes broke out Monday before dawn in Laukkai, a main town of the Kokang region in Myanmar's northern Shan state, with Kokang's Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army launching an offensive on Laukkai, resulting in dozens of casualties, including civilians. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath appointed as new cm of UP

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In 2002, he founded the Hindu Yuva Vahini . Currently, Adityanath serves as the Mahant of Guru Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, following the death of Mahanth Aavaidyanath on September 12, 2014. He is a first time parliamentarian. The people of Uttar Pradesh will now be under a chief minister whose obnoxious statements from the past are reasons enough for anybody sensible to fear the road ahead for Uttar Pradesh. Read More »

Alberta Tory leadership candidates make final pitch to delegates

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Nonetheless, a merger bolsters the pro-business right against the incumbent left-leaning New Democrats, who have drawn the ire of conservatives by imposing a carbon tax on the emissions-heavy energy sector and by what critics says is heavy government spending despite budget deficits. Read More »

Man replaces Istanbul Dutch consulates flag with Turkeys amid rising tensions

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The Turkish president has also branded the Netherlands a "banana republic" in calling for sanctions against the European Union country, and said the Dutch were to blame for the Srebrenica massacre in the Balkans war. Germany rejected as "absurd" yesterday (6 March) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's comparison of its ban on several rallies to the Nazi era, but it also stressed the importance of ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in an attempt to defuse an ... Read More »

Jennifer Lopez cop drama Shades of Blue renewed for season 3

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NBC also touts that the series leads its time slot competitors on CBS and ABC in each of the various key age demographics. The series, which also stars Ray Liotta, Drea De Matteo and Warren Kole, centers on a single mother and detective (Lopez) who is hiding several dark secrets. Read More »

Trump stands by his claim Obama tapped his phones

In the subsequent Fox report , Napolitano claimed that "three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command" to order the surveillance. Australia, Canada and New Zealand are the other members. Trump's accusation that Obama had wiretapped his telephones continued to unnerve even fellow Republicans. Read More »

White House apologizes for saying Britain involved in spying on Trump

Trump's aides had earlier attempted to quell British anger over the claims, based on a Fox News report cited by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, in a briefing Thursday, by explaining the comment to the United Kingdom government. Democrats are likely to push Comey to say explicitly that Trump made the entire thing up, a statement that would mean the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was accusing his own boss of lying. Read More »

Top US envoy begins Asia tour amid N Korea crisis

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The Chinese say the powerful radar in the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system is a threat to Beijing's security. "In return, North Korea has detonated nuclear weapons and launched ballistic missiles". Tillerson is reportedly deciding how to restructure the State Department, but was not willing to take a 37 percent cut in the State Department's budget this year because he wants to choose how the cuts are made. Read More »

Modi picks Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath to lead Uttar Pradesh

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In 2002, he founded the Hindu Yuva Vahini. Lucknow's Smriti Upwan is all set to hold the swearing-in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to be held at on March 19. For this, they needed a strong Hindutva icon and therefore zeroed in on Adityanath. Adityanath is also known for defying the party leadership whenever things did not go as he wanted. Read More »

Turkey must reassess EU migration deal, minister says

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Erdoğan has been campaigning to restore capital punishment since a failed military coup in July past year. Days before the first anniversary of a landmark refugee deal with the European Union , Turkey's foreign minister has vowed to "cancel" it, widening the diplomatic row with the Netherlands and Germany amid a general debate on Ankara's long standing bid to join the block. Read More »

Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

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Kilotonne is a unit of measuring the energy of explosion. The explosive force of North Korea's first nuclear device, tested in October 2006, was less than a kilotonne, which is 1,000 tonnes of TNT. Participation in the joint exercises is similar to past year when they involved 300,000 South Korean and around 17,000 USA troops, as well as strategic U.S. Read More »

Ready to come out of the woods: Hillary Clinton

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Clinton, who was spotted taking a walk in the woods around her hometown of Chappaqua, New York, two days after losing the election to Donald Trump, quipped she had wanted to stay in the woods, "but you can only do so much of that". Specifically, she said that she plans to "shine a light" on some of the concerns she has while watching the news nowadays. If she were to run, however, she'd likely have a great opportunity to succeed ― early polling for the city's upcoming November 7, 2017 election ... Read More »

Weather: Light snow storm moving into area for weekend

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The rest of the week, he said, is expected to be dry but chilly for this time of year, with temperatures expected in the upper 30s to low 40s tomorrow night into Saturday as snow moves into the area. "We'll have a few sprinkles around today, otherwise it'll stay mostly cloudy with highs around 40 or so", Hammer said Saturday. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible. Read More »

BSF man opens fire, three killed and two injured

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Three persons with the woman were killed and two others were injured when the security men started opened fire. Hearing her screaming, locals gathered there and tried to "capture" BSF men when one of them opened indiscriminate fire upon the agitated locals. Read More »