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Russia's Federal body Roskomnadzor bans Google IPs related to messenger app Telegram

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The FSB's defense attorney argued that its position was constitutional because it demanded Telegram to provide encryption keys as opposed to correspondence. Together with the Telegram servers, the departments listed about 18 million IP addresses of Google , Amazon , Microsoft and Digital Ocean (which the messenger used to bypass the blocking) to the forbidden sites registry. Read More »

Former president George HW Bush hospitalized in intensive care

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Bush has been hospitalised after an infection he contracted spread to his blood. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering". For about a week in December 2014 , he spent time in the hospital for shortness of breath. He adds that "the stress of losing a loved one can weaken the immune system". Read More »

Suspects in Toronto van attack identified

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Alek Minassian of Richmond Hill, Toronto . The attack on pedestrians fit the now all-too-familiar modus operandi seen in other tragedies in London, France, Spain, and Germany. The TTC immediately shut down subway service on a metro line near the incident, according to The Star . Canadians are appalled at what happened. Read More »

Press Metal, Alcom fall with aluminium prices on US's Rusal policy

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Americans engaged with Rusal now have until October 23 to close out their business with the aluminium giant, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday in a statement extending the time period. Deripaska has faced scrutiny from US officials for several years before the beginning of the Mueller probe. Mnuchin said in his announcement that he factored the "impact on our partners and allies" into his reprieve. Read More »

Max Boot: North Korea is conning Donald Trump yet again

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It is noted that in the course of the negotiations may be signed the official agreement on a formal cessation of war between South and North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters last week that "North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization ", but that's a long way from actually acting on such a desire. Read More »

Donald Trump urges senators to back Mike Pompeo ahead of crunch vote

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Mike Pompeo is on track to become secretary of state after a key Republican senator gave a last-minute endorsement of the Central Intelligence Agency director. Pompeo, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace Rex Tillerson as the Secretary of State. Sens. Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia-both representing red-leaning states that President Donald Trump won IN the 2016 election-said Monday they would back Mr. Read More »

Putin, Trump Will Never Allow US-Russia War

President also said he would visit Moscow , Russia said on Friday. "We are proceeding from the fact that the U.S. president in a telephone conversation - that was made public, there is no secret about this - sent such an invitation and said that he would be happy to see (Putin) in the White House and then to meet him during a reciprocal visit". Read More »

Southwest Sends Apology, $5K, To Passengers On Damaged Jet

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The CFM56-7B engine first entered service in 1997 on the Boeing 737 and has logged more than 350 million flight hours. The agency said its order affects 352 engines in the US and another 681 worldwide on "new generation" Boeing 737 jets. " She wasn't crying or screaming, you know she was just so remarkably strong and I can't imagine being so young and going through that and being that calm under pressure knowing that it had to be terrifying", said Mackey. Read More »

Pakistan condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

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Officials did not say whether the bombing, by a pedestrian who detonated explosives amid the waiting crowd, would have any effect on hopes to register 14 million voters for local and parliamentary elections in October. Another wounded man, who wept as he spoke from his hospital bed, told local channel Ariana TV, "I don't know where my daughters are". That attack killed 31 people and wounded 65 others. Read More »

International Monetary Fund warns on US, China trade war

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Regarding trade with Japan, Mnuchin said the Trump administration wants a bilateral trade agreement and has had discussions with Tokyo about such talks. "No one can be in any doubt that the United States has a valid point about intellectual property theft" by China, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. Read More »

SYRIA: Worries as Global chemical watchdog team arrives Douma for inspection

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The attack took place one week after a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus . The nine-member OPCW team had been waiting in the Syrian capital for clearance to visit the town. Other information and "materials" have also been collected by the inspectors, it said. The nature of the chemical weapons allegedly used in Douma remains unclear, and open-source video and photographic evidence has appeared to suggest that one may have involved a ... Read More »

Two seats for CM, what's wrong with that: Mallikarjun Kharge

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Kumaraswamy is also contesting from two constituencies and has filed nomination for Ramanagaram and Channapatna seats. Amid speculation that he would be fielded against Siddaramaiah from Badami, state BJP vice-president B Sriramulu, who has already filed his nomination from Molakalmuru in Chitradurga, said, "We are disciplined soldiers of BJP. Read More »

Trump Weighing a Pardon for This Man

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President Donald Trump is considering a pardon for Jack Johnson , the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion. Johnson won the world heavyweight crown in 1908 in Sydney, beating the reigning Tommy Burns of Canada. In 2016, a bipartisan group of lawmakers - headed by former Sen. Advocates, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), have petitioned the Justice Department to move forward with a pardon for Johnson for years. Read More »

Earth Day 2018: Twitter talks about making the planet healthier

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Earth Day has been celebrated for 48 years, with more than one billion people all over the world marking the day through celebrations and volunteer projects. As Earth Day organizers note, the alarming growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of not only our handsome Caribbean, but also our planet as we know it, with effects ranging from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, and from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and ... Read More »

Japanese - likely oldest person in world - dies at 117

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Born on August 4, 1900 , Tajima was the last known person born in the 19th century. Determining who can lay claim to the title of world's oldest can be a bit dicey. Tajima claimed her secret to longevity was eating delicious food and getting plenty of sleep. "As she had been a hard worker, I want to tell her 'rest well, '" Tajima's 65-year-old grandson, Hiroyuki, told reporters. Read More »

Sean Manaea no-hitter preserved on E, reversal

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Manaea became the first A's pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Dallas Braden's ideal game against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010. The most recent pitcher to do so for the A's was fellow left-hander Dallas Braden , who completed the club's second-ever ideal game against the Rays in 2010. Read More »

Pentagon: No Civilians Killed in Syria Attack

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Last week, in response to the alleged attack, the US and allies launched airstrikes on several targets in Syria . A United Nations security team came under fire in Syria on April 18 while doing reconnaissance for inspectors to visit the sites of the suspected attack. Read More »

Iran 'ready' to resume nuclear programme if USA exits deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a USA broadcast interview that further Israeli sorties in Syria would have "consequences". The Joint Commission Plan of Action (JCPOA) that emerged from those talks outlined a timeline for gradual sanctions relief on Iran, in exchange for certification that the country would disassemble nuclear sites. Read More »

Barca cup win a triumph for Valverde

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admitted he would "give an arm" to have had Andres Iniesta's playing career, after the veteran's starring role in the Copa del Rey thrashing of Sevilla . Messi was, of course, superb again on Saturday but this was not a one-man show. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu also confirmed that Iniesta had received an offer, though he added that the long-serving midfielder is also on a lifetime contract with the Blaugrana, should he wish to stay. Read More »

Donald Trump's campaign to be sued by the Democrats

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The suit was filed against Trump's campaign, Russian Federation and WikiLeaks over allegations that they conspired to influence the 2016 election. The Clinton campaign also spread dossier information. Hackers disseminated internal communications of party officials as the Democratic nominating convention began and WikiLeaks released thousands of emails, some of which were embarrassing for the Clinton campaign and were meant to stoke conflicts among the party's supporters. Read More »

Another School Shooting Happens in Florida

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A suspect, who is not a school student, was already in custody, and the injured student was taken to a nearby hospital. Bouche faces a slew of charges , including terrorism, aggravated assault, carrying a concealed firearm, firearm possession and armed trespassing on school property and possession of a short-barrelled shotgun. Read More »

Walkouts spark protests against gun violence | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Agnes junior Veronica Thompson. Students from different parts of the nation as well as locally, walked out of class to bring attention to gun violence. "I'm exhausted of seeing young people die because of decisions that weren't made by them". However, four Corvallis High students did protest gun violence with signs in front of the Benton County Courthouse Friday morning. Read More »

It's (another) boy! USA family with 13 sons gets No. 14

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WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7 kilograms) and is 21 inches (53 centimeters) long. A MI family just welcomed a new addition. The couple decided not to find out the gender of the baby until it was born. 'I would love to have a girl, but I just don't think it's in the cards, ' Jay told NBC 4 News earlier this year. Read More »

Record Store Day attracts biggest crowds yet

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Celebrating the continued rise in popularity for vinyls and their unique culture, each year Record Store Day is becoming bigger and bigger with more independent record shops across the United Kingdom and the world taking part. The set, from 1956, includes songs Cry Me A River , Gone With The Wind , and I've Got A Crush On You . When a position opened up, I put in a resume, and I got the job . Read More »

Palestinian rocket scientist is assassinated by 'Mossad' motorbike gunmen in Malaysian capital

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Fadi Mohammed al Batsh, 35, whose research interests included power converters and renewable energy, was killed as he was on his way to a mosque for morning prayers in Kuala Lumpur. Al-Batsh was shot in the "body and head", the police said, adding that they are investigating all angles including "terrorism". "Why they wanted to kill him, we have no idea", he said. Read More »

Former first lady Barbara Bush to be laid to rest

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He noted that among the lessons she taught them was to treat others how you want to be treated and "love your God with your heart and soul". Bush seemed content to bring about change her way I'm sure there was a call for her to do more but she relished the part she played and those lives she touched. Read More »

Trump cuts red tape in sales of armed drones

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The new policy on arms transfers will allow American firms to directly make sales to U.S. allies rather than via the USA government, said Tina Kaidanow, the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Read More »

Magnitude 5.5 natural disaster strikes southern Iran near nuclear plant

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It is registered this morning about 100 kilometers east of the town of Bushehr, according to Associated Press. The quake has not damaged Iran's Bushehr nuclear power station as its operation continued normally, local media reported. Various magnitudes are normal following a temblor. Iran sits on fault lines and is prone to earthquakes that are near-daily. In last November, a magnitude 7.3 quake shook western Iran, killing at least 530 people and injured more than 8,000 others. Read More »

Trump 'Hasn't Cooled' on Firing Rosenstein

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A source told the Post that Sessions said he was relieved to hear that the meeting was "largely cordial". A senior administration official told The Post that Sessions is concerned over the way Trump has recently treated Rosenstein, and that he's repeatedly asked White House officials for the president's assessment of the deputy attorney general. Read More »

Donald Trump says lawyer Michael Cohen won't betray him

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The days claimed that Mr. Cohen had endured insults, dismissive statements and, in twice, threats of being terminated out of Mr. Trump , treatment which could factor into Mr. Haberman, who had been part of a crew which was granted a Pulitzer Prize last week due to the reports about the Russian Federation investigation. Saturday's tweets weren't the president's first angry dispatches of the weekend. Read More »