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Sino-US deal eases access to markets

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The deal also admits the USA market for China's cooked poultry , potentially affecting American poultry producers, but the White House is not anxious about it. The Commerce Department said the agreement gives China a chance to step away from coal in favor of the cleaner-burning natural gas . Credit rating services: China will allow foreign-owned financial service firms to provide credit rating services. Read More »

City moves closer to coveted top-four finish

The first defeat acted as a big leg-up in Leicester's shock march to the Premier League title in 2015/16 season while the second was a struggling Leicester reminding everyone why it is that they won the league in the first place. Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores from the penalty spot, only for the goal to be disallowed after he kicked the ball twice. "It's the first or second time I've seen that in my life", Guardiola said. Read More »

Mustafa Kamal arrested as Sindh govt cracks down on PSP march

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After staging sit-ins in front of Karachi Press Club for over two weeks, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal would lead a "Million March" on Sunday to demand of basic rights, ARY News reported . Speaking on the occasion, Anis Qaimkhani thanked the PST leader for supporting the party's campaign against the Sindh government. Nisar condemned the use of power against the PSP leaders and workers. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy has hit the open road as Sean Spicer

Haim will join the comedian as the musical guest on Saturday. It also looks like the iconic Saturday Night Live venue is taking a big chance attempting to conjure up the laughs by utilizing the song from West Side Story , while morphing McCarthy into her Sean Spicer role. Read More »

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

Sessions said federal judges and prosecutors will now be un-handcuffed and not micro-managed, as he's directing them to pursue and charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove. Holder, who served under the Obama administration, implemented the "Smart on Crime" drug sentencing policy that focused on not incarcerating people who committed low level non-violent crimes. Read More »

Bindi Irwin makes late father Steve proud

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He was a dear friend of dad's and now a dear friend of ours. Bindi shared, "My dad is still very much my mum's soul mate". Bindi also stated that Russell is an excellent actor and a wildlife warrior and he was a dear friend of her father and now he has also become a dear friend for her and her mother. Read More »

Elgin-area congressman: If Trump has tapes, Oversight Committee should have them

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He said in an interview with NBC News he had already made a decision to sack Mr Comey by the time Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo came to him. For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Mr Trump's handling of Mr Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. In the NBC interview on Thursday, Trump said he would have fired Comey regardless of any such recommendations. Read More »

"Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet

Mr Trump's firing of Mr Comey already has left him with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. But he later told NBC he was "going to fire him regardless of the recommendation". Opponents have claimed that Comey's shock sacking was a bid to stall an FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also looking into possible collusion between ... Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N Korea: Seoul

He did not elaborate, but Yoon also said the two leaders agreed that all sides must work together to ease tensions over North Korea's weapons program. He added that he would have "serious negotiations" with the USA and China over the controversial deployment of anti-missile system Thaad. During Thursday's call, Xi reaffirmed China's opposition to the THAAD deployment, Moon's office said. Read More »

Macron takes office as French President

Macron, who was an unknown before being made economy minister in 2014, took over from President Francois Hollande, the Socialist whose five years in power were plagued by stubborn unemployment and bloody terror attacks. "We will, together, be an example of a people that knows how to affirm their values, their principles - those of democracy and the republic". He quit the Socialists in August past year to launch his independent "En Marche!", or Onwards, movement. Read More »

Mishra accuses AAP of money laundering

Addressing a press conference, first mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Dr. Annapurna Mishra said, "Today my son is being accused of being an agent of BJP.I never thought Arvind Kejriwal would behave in such a manner. I will go to CBI on Monday and submit these documents, ' he said. According to Mishra, these companies were of a dubious nature, and he alleged that the information given to the Election Commission with regard to the party's accounts was false. Read More »

Serena Williams confirms she is pregnant with first child

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Hours after Serena Williams seemed to accidentally post photos of her baby bump on Snapchat, the tennis overlord's publicist has confirmed the impending arrival of her blessed bébé. Victoria Azarenka , a former No. 1 and major champion, has announced she will be getting back on tour after having a baby a year ago. Williams turns 36 in September this year, on the older side for a top level professional player. Read More »

US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

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But in his latest interview, Mr Trump accused the Mr Comey of giving his opponent a "free pass" at a time when many of his supporters were pressing for the Mrs Clinton to be jailed. Schiff said that what disturbed him most about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensetin's memo, suggesting to terminate Comey, was the fact it was addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Read More »

Iraqi forces pushing Daech militants into last retreat

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A similar hedge about "combat" roles could be used to keep a large US force in the country, and given the fears about future sectarian conflict in Iraq when ISIS is finally pushed out, these "advisers" might have their hands full. "We want to maintain that partnership with Afghanistan and we want to ensure that Afghanistan reaches its potential, so that's the objective of the strategy", Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Theresa Whelan told the Senate Armed Services ... Read More »

Sad Mother's Day for family of slain OH nurse's aide

The gunman was also found dead. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said two nursing home employees and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, were killed. Sims, who started working at Pine Kirk as a high school junior six years ago, said she thought, "I just gotta keep people in this room safe and keep this door closed". Read More »

Two civilians killed, 3 injured in Pak shelling along LoC

As per Indian Army sources, no casualties have been reported so far. They said that the state government should establish camps in border areas and also accommodate those who have been affected due to regular firing by Pakistan. Indian police said a 35-year-old woman was killed and her husband was injured when a Pakistani shell hit their home. This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in past four days at Rajouri district. Read More »

Balch Springs police shooting: Officer who shot Jordan Edwards fired

Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said Monday that video contradicted his original statement about the Saturday night shooting that killed Jordan Edwards. The officers said they heard gunshots and a vehicle backed down the street toward them "in an aggressive manner " when they opened fire. Haber said he was troubled by what he saw in the video but wouldn't release details other than to acknowledge he erred in describing the encounter. Read More »

Kuyt leads Feyenoord to elusive Dutch league title

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It was the Netherlands international's 100th Feyenoord goal and strike No. 101 followed after 12 minutes as any nerves were settled early on. "My dream has come true", Kuyt told Fox Sports amid scenes of jubilation at Feyenoord's De Kuip stadium. Read More »

China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

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In addition, Xi said China would encourage financial institutions to expand their overseas yuan fund businesses to the tune of 300 billion yuan. Mr. "Instead we will create a new model of cooperation and mutual benefit". "OBOR belongs to all of us, those who are participating and those who are not as yet". Read More »

EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path

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At the same time , a large parliamentary majority might give May more leeway to make compromises during the Brexit negotiations, because she will be less vulnerable to pressure from hardline Brexiteers. A spokesperson for Corbyn later confirmed that a second referendum on Brexit would not be in Labour's manifesto, after shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested such on Wednesday. Read More »

Raikkonen, Verstappen blame Bottas for clash

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The family later told Sky Sports F1 they are lifelong Ferrari fans - and even have a cat called Schumie - and had been sought out after being caught by the live feed. It's a shame what happened to the guys after that, but when racing is so close sometimes we touch and that's how it goes. The Red Bull driver made a good getaway off the line but coming around the outside at turn one he was third in a chain of collisions, where Valtteri Bottas clipped Kimi Raikkonen who went into the Dutch ... Read More »

London security researcher warns of another global cyber-attack on Monday

National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and global shipper FedEx. Hospitals are also fertile ground for identity thieves due to their often-lax security policies. "Expect to hear a lot more about this tomorrow morning when users are back in their offices and might fall for phishing emails" or other as yet unconfirmed ways the worm may propagate, said Christian Karam, a Singapore-based security ... Read More »

UNSC to hold urgent consultations on NKorea missile test

Earlier, the US Pacific Command said it detected the launch and tracked the missile, but added that it "did not pose a threat to North America". Sunday's missile test "points to a new threshold of capability potentially crossed", said Euan Graham, an expert on North Korea at Australia's Lowy Institute. Read More »

1 killed at West Bank rally for Palestinian hunger strikers

A few days into the hunger strike, which started on April 17, a group of Israeli settlers held a barbecue outside Ofer prison in an effort to taunt and demoralise the prisoners. Israel has refuted the claims of sub-par conditions in its prisons and has pointed to the fact that its prison standards meet worldwide law. Yisrael Beytenu faction chairman Robert Ilatov congratulated Odeh on joining the strike, saying "I hope it'll be a real hunger strike and not a promotional campaign for ... Read More »

Duterte says he may be too busy to meet Trump

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In a statement issued by the White House on Saturday, it was revealed that Trump had a "very friendly conversation " with Duterte. "I'm sure President Trump by now must also be cautioning his military to just maybe hang on and not to start something they can not control", Duterte said . Read More »

Enormous demand for Silk Road funds

Although Mr Trump railed against China's trade policies during the United States presidential election in November previous year, he has nurtured friendly ties with Mr Xi and his envoy to Sunday's summit said American companies were ready to get involved in the Silk Road. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Stop White House Press Briefings

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Asked to clarify whether there were any tapes as Trump suggested, Spicer said he had nothing further to add to the president's tweets. "The tweet speaks for itself". The president may have outfoxed himself here. The White House on Friday also released a one-page letter from Trump's tax lawyers that said a review of the last 10 years of his tax returns showed that - with the exception of income from a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, the sale of an estate in Florida and some possible third ... Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Order to Form Voter Fraud Commission

Though Trump won the critical Electoral College vote, Clinton handily won the popular vote - to the president's consternation. The bipartisan commission would not be limited to investigating Trump's election fraud claims but look at issues that have been raised over many years. Read More »

Ex-French PM Valls wants to be Macron candidate

I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, namely the "Republic on the Move". Mr Macron won the presidency with 66 per cent of the votes cast for a candidate, but the election also had a high number of blank or spoiled votes and an unusually low turnout. Read More »

Putin sits down at piano in China, plays Soviet songs

Putin has demonstrated his music talents before. During a visit to Moscow in May 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an agreement with Putin on aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EEU, which now groups Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Read More »

Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints

Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to "tear down all walls" and spread peace as he traveled to this Portuguese shrine town to canonize two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church. Read More »

UNESCO to vote on Jerusalem resolution

We stand on guard against a resurgence of anti-Semitism, hate, and discrimination in all its forms. The survey was released a day ahead of Israel's Independence Day, which commences on Monday evening. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there is no people other than the Jews "for whom Jerusalem is so holy and important". In December 2016, the UN Security Council adopted a historic resolution that condemned Israeli settlement activities as a "flagrant violation of global law". Read More »