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Iraq's Abadi says he wins Trump's assurances of more US support

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He also lamented the 2011 withdrawal of US forces from Mosul and the rest of Iraq - a decision made in 2008 and later implemented by former President Barack Obama after Iraqi and USA negotiators could not agree on details for extending an immunity agreement covering USA forces and USA contractors. Read More »

German Defense Ministry says "no debt at NATO" after Trump's tweets

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. Germany has committed to the target of contributing 2 percent of their GDP by 2024. The two clashed on trade on Friday. But Trump insinuated on Saturday that Germany has short-changed the alliance. "We don't want victory; we want fairness". Read More »

Sweet 16: When the tournament really begins

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Kentucky has won 13 consecutive games dating back to regular season play in the SEC. North Carolina is the only remaining team from the nine that started the tournament. "We're getting more shots, have more opportunities to make shots, more opportunities to get offensive rebounds and get second chances". Korver led the way by hitting 6 of 9, having only three less points than the Aggies. Read More »

Services mark one year since Brussels attacks

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Belgium has remained on its second-highest alert level since the bombings a year ago, meaning that the threat of an attack is possible and likely but not immediate. Shortly afterwards the applause rang out on metro trains across the capital, while cars honked their horns outside the station and emergency vehicles set off their sirens. Read More »

Former Trump campaign manager connected to plan to "benefit the"

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort pushed back Wednesday on a report that he earned millions of dollars to push Russian government interests around the world. "I worked with Oleg Deripaska nearly a decade ago representing him on business and personal matters in countries where he had investments". "My work for Mr. Read More »

Tight Security Ahead of Korea-China World Cup Qualifier

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China opposes the deployment, saying it will affect the regional security balance and allow the U.S. to spy on it. "We have notified the WTO that China may be in violation of some trade agreements", Trade Minister Joo Hyung-hwan told parliament in response to questions about China's reaction to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. Read More »

When UP CM Yogi Adityanath broke down in Parliament, watch video

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Adityanath was sworn in as the UP CM on March 19 and made commitment to work for the development of the state and live up to Modi's dream of turning Uttar Pradesh into Uttam Pradesh. Someone from the Opposition bench pointed out that the first step would be to ensure prohibition. "Bahut kuch band hone ja raha hai waha", Adityanath said, keeping it vague. Read More »

UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi's Message For Youths And Women

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Crediting Modi for re-opening Gorakhpur's Fertiliser Factory which had been shut for 26 years to calling him an global icon whose development model is being aped across the world Adityanath sang paeans for Modi. "I condemn the Hathras incident". Vigilantism of any kind will not be allowed. The thirteen Ministers of State who took oath are Gulab Devi, Jai Prakash Nishad, Archana Pandey, Jai Kumar Singh Jacky, Atul Garg, Ranvendra Pratap Singh alias Dhunni Singh, Nilkanth Tiwari, Mohsin ... Read More »

Alarmed over rise of 'jihadis' in Bengal: RSS

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During its three-day National Council meet here, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) adopted a resolution on the situation in Bengal and called upon the people to counter the Mamata Banerjee government's vote-bank politics. "There have been several incidents where Hindus in villages and towns of Bengal have been targets of jihadi elements and fundamentalist forces. Smuggling of fake currency and cow progeny along with illegal migration are being perpetually encouraged by these very ... Read More »

PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools

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Watson had accused Momentum founder and Corbyn ally Jon Lansman of plotting to "destroy" Labour by affiliating with super-union and major party donor Unite, while Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell accused Watson of interfering with the union's ongoing leadership contest. Read More »

I came in between the two: Yogi Adityanath on Rahul, Akhilesh

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To this Adityanath said that he had no intention of playing down anybody in the House. Adityanath was making his farewell speech in Lok Sabha after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He also spoke at length about his experiences as a Parliamentarian. "I can say we never let a single businessman give goonda tax, no businessman was kidnapped, didn't let anyone indulge in lawlessness, there have been 403 riots in UP but none in east UP", he said. Read More »

Iraq forces gain ground, deploy snipers in Mosul

The Iraqi forces began, on 19th February, a large operation to restore the western section of Mosul, which is more densely populated than the eastern section and remains under the militant group's control. Jeff Davis confirmed. Islamic State fighters have had a vice grip on Mosul since 2014, effectively holding the city hostage. At least 27 civilians were killed in US -led coalition airstrikes and a roadside bomb in western Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling to oust Daesh militants ... Read More »

South Sudan's war, famine, and potential genocide

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The UN has said $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid is needed by July to avert disaster. The UN has warned that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II because of the food crisis, brought on by conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a severe drought in Somalia . Read More »

Neil Gorsuch Faces Day 2 Of Confirmation Hearings

It may last as long as 10 hours. But as he reportedly did in February, Trump's nominee firmly said he takes umbrage when anyone, including the president, goes after the men and women of the federal bench - prompting Spicer to push back with a denial totally at odds with Gorsuch's clear-as-day Tuesday statement. Read More »

Philippines ranks 72nd in world happiness index

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This year's report focused both on the social and personal foundations of happiness based on six parameters- having someone to count on, generosity, a sense of freedom, and freedom from corruption and GDP per capita and healthy life expectancy. Read More »

Protesters Gives Amnesty International 24 Hours to Leave Nigeria

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Abuja - A Nigerian rights group on Tuesday called for an investigation into "attacks" on the Amnesty International office in Abuja following heavy criticism by the country's military. Its evil contaminates any country it chooses to work against. Talks for Nigerian Military to procure the Super Tucanos had reached an advanced stage before the objection from Amnesty International soured the deal and the sale was put on ice indefinitely. Read More »

Cameroon forcing out refugees despite agreement

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In some cases, the UNHCR said, people had been returned " without allowing them time to collect their belongings ". The deported people were taken to a camp for displaced people in the state of Borno, in the north of Nigeria, from which thousands of persons flee since 2009 to avoid the mortal attacks of this fundamentalist group wanting to implant a caliphate in the region. Read More »

Australian teen jumps into croc-infested water to impress British tourist

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Lee De Paauw, 18, was lucky to escape with his life after being mauled by a crocodile in Innisfail's Johnstone River in the early hours of Sunday morning and has since claimed he was trying to impress 24-year-old Sophie Paterson. The animal was located by wildlife officers at around 10pm last night during an EHP vessel-based patrol. Mr Miles said it was important that all crocodile sightings are reported to EHP as soon as possible on 1300 130 372 and that the department investigates all ... Read More »

Bill English on water

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It would be a big change for New Zealand to now say a price would be placed on water, after decades of the resource being free and accessible on a first-come-first-served basis, English said . Questions such as who got to charge for water and who received the revenue stream needed to be answered, he said . Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and hard issue. Read More »

Sergio Ramos to give Gerard Pique "a big hug"

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Spain take on Israel this Friday in a World Cup qualifier before travelling to France for a friendly next Tuesday. And while Ramos recognises that the nature of the Clasico divide will always keep them at odds with each other from August to May, he is hoping to put the recent nonsense between the two behind him this week. Read More »

German-born Isis suspects deported to parents' homelands in historic ruling

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Germany determines citizenship by the nationalities of one or both parents and also a person's place of birth. Nevertheless, the government made a decision to deport them, relying for the first time on measures that were part of tightened anti-terrorism laws passed after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, the dpa news agency reported. Read More »

Former Karnataka CM SM Krishna to join BJP tomorrow

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Krishna put off his plan to join the BJP last week after the death of his sister. The former Congress leader was already in New Delhi to hold consultations at the time. Dwarkanath said the BJP had some way to go to win seats in the Mysuru and Mandya regions of the state, and was doubtful of Krishna's influence in the primarily agrarian district. Read More »

UP CM Yogi Adityanath's anti-Romeo squad swings into action

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These squads will be formed first in the 11 districts that fall under Lucknow zone. The UP police have ordered to form "anti-romeo dals" near colleges, malls and parks in a bid to curb eve-teasing and ensure safety of college girls. Chief Minister Adityanath directed to close down illegal slaughter houses and also banned the use of pan masala and tobacco in the government premises in Uttar Pradesh. Read More »

Norway named as 'world's happiest country'

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The country was pipped to the post by Norway, which took the No 1 spot, followed by Denmark , Iceland , Switzerland and Finland rounding out the top five. This report gives special attention to the social foundations of happiness for individuals and nations. " Norway is a relatively egalitarian society with regard to both to income differences and gender", Øyslebø told us. Read More »

Electronics Banned From Some US-Bound Flights

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It will be up to the individual airlines to enforce the ban and tell customers at check-in desks whether they need to stow their devices in the hold. "I'm not going to comment any further about the security measures that have been taking place or are taking place". Read More »

Fatal school stampede in central China, dozens injured

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Similar deadly incidents have happened in China before. The incident happened at the Third Experimental Primary School in Puyang county in Henan province on Wednesday morning, The Beijing News reported . However Puyang officials say that the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Thousands of online users discussed the tragedy on Sina.com , a popular web portal in China. Read More »

US just banned some airlines from carrying laptops, tablets in the cabin

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A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson said the government "did not target specific nations". The ban is expected to be announced on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. The daily flights originate at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Qatar's Hamad International Airport and Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Read More »

Man gets 40 years after kidnap victim describes 'hell'

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After the woman was found, Vallejo police held a news conference and accused the couple of lying and faking the kidnapping and demanded an apology from them for wasting police resources. A disbarred USA lawyer has been sentenced to 40 behind bars after emotional testimony from his victims in a kidnapping so elaborate and freakish that police initially dismissed it as a " Gone Girl " hoax. Read More »

OH education plan submission delayed

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As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states now have the flexibility to make choices that best suit their needs. DeMaria rebuffed critics' claims that the draft ignored public feedback, noting that its development took a year and involved 15,000 Ohioans. Read More »

Britain to trigger Brexit March 29

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This meets the UK's longstanding commitment to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017. That's why we believe the people should have the final say over the Conservative Brexit deal. Davis admitted that not reaching a Brexit deal would leave carmakers facing 10 per cent tariffs, while dairy and meat producers would be hit with tariffs of between 30 and 40 per cent on exports to the European Union, the Financial Times reported . Read More »