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China's trade surplus with US surges, calls for patience

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Liu and other Chinese soy growers are cheering a proposed 25 percent Chinese tariff on American soybeans announced last week, relishing the prospect of potential new business while farmers from Iowa to IN fret over losing their biggest overseas customer. Read More »

Ant McPartlin fined and banned from driving for 20 months

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McPartlin has been banned from driving and fined for a drink driving crash that took place last month. The 42-year-old was twice over the legal alcohol limit when he was involved in a three-car crash in London on March 18. A witness statement from one of the other drivers involved said that Mr McPartlin's mini rounded a corner "like a rocket". The court heard in a statement to police, Ant said: "I am very sorry I did this". Read More »

Macron Says He Told Putin Russia "Complicit" in "Syrian Chemical Weapons' Use"

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The French leader accused Russian Federation of "systematically building" the global community's inability to implement 2013 deal on Syria's chemical weapons and said Moscow is an "accomplice" of Syrian regime. "Of course they are complicit". "They have not used chlorine themselves, but they have methodically contributed to the worldwide community's powerlessness to prevent the use of chemical weapons by diplomatic means", he said. Read More »

Student Dies in Stabbing at a Binghamton University Dorm

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Engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10.30pm on Sunday in a residence hall on the campus near the New York-Pennsylvania state line. The unidentified attacker fled on foot from Windham Hall, leaving Souza for dead. He was 19 years old. They described the suspect as a light-skinned male wearing dark trousers and a dark, hooded sweatshirt. Earlier Monday morning, B.U. Read More »

British PM faces backlash for bypassing MPs on Syria

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that Canada stands with its allies and that it supports the decision " to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch chemical weapons attacks against its own people". President Trump thanked Britain and France today for helping to execute airstrikes that dealt heavy damage to the Assad regime's chemical weapons programme. Read More »

Bruce McArthur charged with 8th count of first-degree murder

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There is no evidence to connect the cases to McArthur, but Idsinga has said he "wouldn't be surprised" if he is linked to more killings. "We just don't know yet", Idsinga previously said. A police source previously told CBC Toronto the image of the dead man was among a cache of pictures of alleged victims found on McArthur's computer. Read More »

Turkey Berates Macron Over Comments On Russia

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Mr Brunson, who ran a Protestant church in the Turkish city of Izmir, was arrested in October 2016. Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and "espionage". Read More »

46 injured as protesters clash with Police in Yerevan

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Demonstrators have vowed to keep protesting round the clock. Since Monday morning, the demonstrators have blocked numerous streets in downtown Yerevan. Armen Sarkisian took over as president from Sargsyan on Monday under a new system in which the president's powers will be weaker and the prime minister will dominate. Read More »

Russian Federation orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

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The watchdog, Roskomnadzor , in a statement posted on its website, said that it had sent telecoms operators notification about blocking access to the service. Nevertheless, Russian authorities have been pushing Telegram to change its data policies and store user information on local servers that authorities can access. Read More »

Britain had no choice but to conduct air strikes, Theresa May says

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Downing Street yesterday published the government's legal position, which said the attacks were permitted under global law after the deaths of 400,000 people in the conflict. May said while the strike was targeted at Syria, it sent a message to anyone who used chemical weapons. But she also drew a link with the nerve agent attack on Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Read More »

Germany says it has to assume Russian Federation behind recent cyber attack

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Her remarks come just a day after her country led fellow allies United Kingdom and France in launching air strikes in Syria in response to last weeks alleged chemical attacks. When pressed, however, he acknowledged that some unspecified portion of Assad's chemical arms infrastructure was not targeted . France, meanwhile, has reached out to Russian Federation, urging it to join renewed peace efforts. Read More »

Syria's chemical weapons won't be ignored, says Johnson

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The limited scope of the strikes and the fact that Damascus had time to remove key assets thanks to prior warning given by the West to Syria regime ally Russian Federation, also drew sceptical comments from analysts. "We will ensure they can work professionally, objectively, impartially and free of any pressure", Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Soussan told AFP. Read More »

7 killed, 17 injured in SC prison riot

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About 17 inmates required outside medical attention but no officers were wounded. The South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted that it involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police have been called to one of South Carolina's most risky prisons. Four inmates were killed by a pair of prisoners in the state's Kirkland Correctional Institution past year. Read More »

Inmates Killed in South Carolina Prison Riot

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At least seven people are dead after fights broke out at a maximum security prison in SC, according to authorities. The Department of Corrections said that all corrections and law enforcement officers are safe and that the fights were over by 3 a.m. Read More »

Trump goes on Twitter rant against Comey ahead of explosive interview

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I can not say that (Trump is not subject to Russian blackmail). Comey also said he believed that Trump was "morally unfit" to be president and that he treated women like "pieces of meat". The book details his decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails days before the election. In a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, Lynch said she was simply following longstanding Justice Department protocol against confirming or denying the existence of an investigation. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi On Three-Day Amethi Visit From Today

In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP's New Delhi headquarters, Mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large. In a setback to the Congress last week, party MLC and an influential leader from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli resigned from the party. Mounting an attack on the Christian missionaries, Singh said, "The Christian missionaries are unable to accept the surge of ... Read More »

Boris Johnson defends Syria strikes but says they won't end "horrible" war

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But he stressed it was not attempt to depose al-Assad and would not end the country's "horrible" conflict. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London Thomson Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria will not change the course of the war, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, but they were a way of showing the world had had enough of chemical weapons. Read More »

Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

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The California Highway Patrol said this week that a submerged vehicle had been spotted but then lost in the current. The auto has not been located, and the police said the search would continue for the vehicle and its occupants. The Harts moved to a home in Woodland, Washington, in mid-2017, neighbors said. Alexandra Argyropoulos, who told The Associated Press previously that she contacted OR child welfare officials, said in an email Friday that Jennifer Hart ran the household "like a ... Read More »

Shutters Come Down On Woolworths Across Australia After Nationwide Glitch

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A woman named Rose, from Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne, told 3AW customers were offered lollies as they were asked to leave. Stores temporarily closed in response to the outage. "The registers are now coming back online in our stores. We apologise for any inconvenience caused". Shortly after 4pm, the issue began affecting all registers across the country. Read More »

Russian Federation claims Syria chemical attack was staged by United Kingdom

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Russia, which has backed the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has joined Damascus in denying an attack even took place - even though USA authorities have declared it did with near certainty. On Wednesday, the US President said the missiles were "coming", but on Thursday he tweeted that he had "never said when". In a reference to the USA, he said that it "it would only benefit those who are protected by the ocean and expect to sit there and engage in continuous efforts to stir ... Read More »

United States envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russian Federation

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The United States , Britain and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that a chemical weapon was used by President Bashar Assad's government. Syria's air defense units shot down most of the air-to-surface missiles fired by the US-led military operation, Russia's Defence Ministry said. It comes as President Trump has defended his use of the term " mission accomplished " following the weekend's airstrikes. Read More »

Shark attacks surfer in Western Australia

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Former champion surfer Mick Fanning escaped unscathed when a great white attacked his board as he waited to catch a wave. Surf photographer Peter Jovic told the ABC that the man body-surfed to the beach after a shark pushed him off his board. Read More »

USA and allies punish Assad with strikes

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He criticised the U.S. and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog to visit the area, re ports AP.Israel says in response to the American-led strike in Syria that the Middle Eastern country's "murderous actions" put itself in danger. Read More »

Arab League Summit Statement Forgone Condemning Syria for Chemical Attack

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The summit begins on Sunday in the East coast city of Dammam . The summit also agreed on the necessity to secure the Arab World from the dangers terrorism poses and to work on combating terrorism and supporting all security, economic, social, cultural and intellectual means to preserve the Arab World's national security. Read More »

Kathua rape and murder: J&K CM accepts BJP ministers' resignations

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Earlier, the counsel for the CBI submitted an application seeking ten days long PCR of Shashi Singh pleading that the probing team had to collect evidences against the accused MLA in the case. On Saturday, the party made a decision to forward them to the CM to diffuse crisis in the ruling BJP-PDP coalition. With these resignations, the number of ministers in the state government has come down to 22, including nine from the BJP. Read More »

Salah would trade Golden Boot for Champions League

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Kane's hopes of catching Salah were boosted when he was awarded Spurs' second goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke ahead of Christian Eriksen following an unprecedented appeal by Spurs. "He's got to keep going and try to get as many as he can". The Reds took away all the points on Saturday afternoon as they comfortably dispatched a Bournemouth side who have only managed one win in their last six games. Read More »

Kerala: Newborn's body flushed down the toilet; parents on run

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The incident occurred at the house of Abdul Rahman, a doctor, Friday, April 13. On Friday, the plumbers notice a "ball-like" object in the passage. The body was found by plumbers attempting to unclog the toilet. On the basis of Dr Rehman's complaint, the police have registered a case of unnatural death. Meanwhile, some other reports suggested that police haven't been able to identify the baby's parents. Read More »