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US President Donald Trump Says NATO Is No Longer Obsolete

For those suffering from policy whiplash, here is a quick guide to where Trump now stands. Trump told the paper he'd changed his mind because China hasn't been manipulating its currency for months. Stoltenberg , however, expressed gratitude to Trump directly Wednesday for his emphasis on boosting allied defense spending. I think it's a lot of excess baggage. Read More »

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

The Freedom Caucus is made up of several dozen Republican members of Congress who exert their influence as a voting bloc with an aim to push legislations in a more conservative direction. The work has centered on what the triggers would be for states to opt out of those regulations and how much money could be added to the bill to address concerns that the regulations would essentially undercut the existing ban on insurers discriminating on the basis of pre-existing conditions . Read More »

May's Conservatives lead in latest election YouGov poll

The premier said she would campaign to make the UK's departure from the European Union a success and to "build a stronger Britain". PM Theresa May reversed her longstanding promise not to go to the polls early. In the first major opinion poll since the election was called, YouGov asked people who they would vote for if there was an election now. With Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister we would see higher taxes, higher unemployment and a Brexit that fails to work for everyone. Read More »

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) Under Analyst Spotlight

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A number of research analysts have commented on the company. JP Morgan Reinstates the company's stock to Neutral on 2/09/17 with no specific Price Target . Freeport-McMoRan's quarterly revenue was up 24.5% on a year-over-year basis. The Company operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded copper producer. Read More »

At least 1 DOC officer disciplined in Hernandez death investigation

The death of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez was officially ruled a suicide on Thursday (20 April), the Worcester County District Attorney's Office announced. The Patriots could be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez's estate $3.5 million as part of a salary bonus that was never given to him because of his murder arrest in 2013, according to CBS Boston . Read More »

US pilot ejects from jet approaching carrier headed for Korean peninsula

The world was then rattled by the revelation that the USS Carl Vinson was not returning to waters off the peninsula, or at least when the USA said it was. Earlier this week, a senior White House official accused the military of misleading the president and his team about the deployment of the 'Carl Vinson' , according to the Wall Street Journal. Read More »

Man who killed NFL star Will Smith sentenced to 25 years

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Saints coach Sean Payton took a front row seat. State law requires him to serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for good-behavior release, meaning he could be freed in roughly 20 years. "I would give my life if it would bring your husband back", she told Racquel Smith as she shook with emotion. It was a road-rage confrontation that cost former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith his life. Read More »

Who is the McDonald's employee credited with stalling Steve Stephens?

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It marked a violent end to the almost 48-hour multistate manhunt for Steve Stephens , whose case brought another round of criticism down on Facebook over how responsibly it polices objectionable material posted by users. Steve Stephens had posted a video of the crime on Facebook. He said he "just snapped". Godwin was a father to 10. "And that's been hard", she said. Read More »

Prime minister asks for backing for early vote

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He said: "I think she had little choice because so many parliamentarians have not accepted the referendum result and are seeking to reduce her ability to secure a good deal for Britain - and really I think in the hope of forcing a change of mind from the British public". Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes Security Council resolution on alleged chemical attack in Syria

Security Council yesterday as the USA tackles dual global crises of Syria and North Korea, all while relations with Russian Federation continue to sour. The main problem was that the "troika" of drafters had named a perpetrator before a proper investigation had been conducted, he said, adding that by presenting a "doomed" resolution they had undermined the Council's unity. Read More »

Cavs rally from 26 down to defeat Pacers

The Cavs, however, aren't there yet. To overcome them, the Pacers will have to get peak level performances from more than three players - including, and especially, Myles Turner . "He did a hell of a job", Smith said. Sitting slumped in a chair at Toronto's practice facility on Sunday, still dealing with flu-like symptoms, a despondent-looking Lowry said he was struggling to ditch the disappointment of his latest playoff stinker. Read More »

US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

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Government supporters, who also took to the streets on Wednesday at the urging of the president, dismiss the opposition marches as violent efforts to overthrow Maduro with the backing of ideological adversaries in the United States. GM called the expropriation of its factory "an illegal judicial seizure of its assets" and announced it would cease operations in the country, where it employs almost 2,700 workers. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez had Bible verse written on forehead

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Why now? Is there more to the story? Hernandez was found hanged in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. early Wendesday morning, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. While Baez didn't outwardly reject the Department of Corrections' conclusion that Hernandez killed himself, he expressed doubt about the veracity of the state's investigation. Read More »

UK parliament approves June 8 general election

Britain's parliament has voted by 522 to 13 in favour of Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to hold an early national election. May, Britain's second female prime minister, also has strong popular support for her handling of the political natural disaster unleashed by Brexit. Read More »

Paris Shooting: Why it could actually help Emmanuel Macron

Obama's spokesperson said this was not a formal endorsement, but the former US president doesn't appear to have called any other French presidential candidate. Marine Le Pen is not a "far-right" leader. A defeat by Hamon could crush the party of unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande, who chose not to seek a second term. Read More »

One Officer Killed, Two Wounded In Shooting On Paris' Champs Elysees

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The gunman opened fire as the officers were guarding an area near the Franklin Roosevelt metro station on Thursday night. She said France needed to "stop being naive and handle this this with a clear head and a firm grip". Hollande said he was convinced the attack was "terrorist-related", adding that the security forces had the full support of the nation and a national tribute would be paid to the fallen policeman. Read More »

French candidate publicizes Obama call before Sunday vote

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It is not the first terror-related incident to mar the French election cycle, and prior attacks in the country - from the 2015 Paris attacks to last year's Bastille Day attack in Nice - are to the forefront of many voter's minds. She wants to tighten French borders controls and build more jails, and says authorities are not doing enough to protect citizens from attacks like Thursday's. Read More »

Paris attack: Police officer shot dead, another wounded, Champs Elysees closed off

French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France's Europe 1 radio Friday that it's too early to tell what role the second suspect played, if any, in the attack . The attacker emerged from a vehicle and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer's department store at the center of the Champs-Elysees. Read More »

Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Zarif said Iran's compliance had forced the United States administration of President Donald Trump "to change course and fulfill its own commitments ". However, the USA admitted that Tehran was complying with the 2015 agreement , the BBC said. Still, since taking office, Trump has stopped promising he'll gut the deal. Read More »

Diss biometrics firm Syne Qua Non wins prestigious Queen's Award for Innovation

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Business secretary Greg Clark today named the winners with six businesses from across Wales being recognised for their contribution to sustainable development, worldwide trade and innovation. Award winners will be visited by a royal representative and presented with a commemorative trophy as a mark of their achievements. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise highlights everything that's great about United Kingdom business today. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

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Only this time , the missile flies right across the Pacific Ocean toward the western USA coastline, before appearing to come crashing down on San Francisco in a giant ball of flames. Tensions have been escalating on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. The diplomats, who agreed to discuss the statement only on condition of anonymity because consultations have been private, said China had signed off on it. Read More »

If China Wants 'To Solve The North Korea Problem, They Will'

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The Yellow Sea directly separates mainland China from the Korean peninsular, and is a natural deployment area if Beijing decides to intervene militarily in the standoff with North Korea . The US, meanwhile, has conducted missile defense drills with the South Korean and Japanese navies, sent its newest F-35 stealth fighters to train in South Korea, flown B-1 bombers to South Korea, and just Thursday commenced " Max Thunder ", billed as the second-largest military flying exercise between US and ... Read More »

South Korea on heightened alert as North Korea prepares for army celebration

South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a debate over the planned deployment in South Korea of a US-supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system, which has angered China. China on Friday stressed on a dialogue to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue after the UN Security Council strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea. Read More »

Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up

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If he matches Scalia's judicial longevity, Gorsuch could be on the bench through roughly the year 2047 or beyond. The judge won support Friday from 51 of the chamber's Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Read More »

U.S. backtracks on 'armada' sailing towards N. Korea

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Other sources said they were shocked that the Pentagon did not correct the narrative given that Spicer and National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster had made statements about the ships. Pyongyang test-fired missiles during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the U.S.in March, and again on April 4 ahead of a visit to the U.S.by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Read More »

Sexual harassment has cost Fox News over $85 million

In large measure, this was because his high ratings (and the revenues they brought in) made him invaluable to his employers at the Fox News Channel. His annual salary is worth about $25 million, according to NBC News, which cited a person with direct knowledge of O'Reilly's contract. Read More »

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north New Zealand

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The storm is due to make landfall later in the day over Bay of Plenty. A police officer walks to a house to advise residents to evacuate as fears grow about possible storm surges at high tide in Ohope, New Zealand. Flights across the country have been delayed or cancelled, while Air New Zealand has suspended all its flights from Tauranga Airport in the Bay of Plenty. Read More »

Fresno suspect charged with earlier killing

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Kori Ali Muhammad was charged Thursday with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 in Fresno a week earlier. The victims happened to be on the same block at the same time but had no known connection to each other or Muhammad, police chief Jerry Dyer said . Read More »

Christians urged to emulate Jesus Christ who forgives

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On the third day after He died - the day we now celebrate as Easter Sunday - his friends went to His grave and found that He had risen from the dead. "Easter is that beacon of light shining in our darkness and calling us to be the heart of mercy, the voice of hope and the hand of justice that Jesus Christ represents", the message reads as. Read More »

Pope Francis holds Easter Sunday mass

Calling for "justice and peace" in his Easter Sunday address, Francis urged leaders to have "the courage they need to prevent the spread of conflicts and put a halt to the arms trade'". He prayed for God's blessing on "those experiencing moments of crisis and difficulty, especially due to high unemployment, particularly among young people". Read More »

Samantha Bee Viciously Revises Bill O'Reilly's Exit Statement

A 21st Century Fox representative declined to comment on the meeting. The popular host was in St. Peter's Square with his son for Pope Francis' weekly address, and afterwards stood in a VIP line to shake hands with the holy leader. O'Reilly's downfall comes less than a year after the exit of Fox News founder and CEO, Roger Ailes, after it emerged he too was the subject of a series of sexual harassment lawsuits. Read More »

Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

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The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in Paris was detained in February for threatening police and then freed. Authorities are trying to determine whether "one or more people" might have helped the attacker, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. Read More »

Pushes U.N. Security Council to focus on Iran not Israel

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The Security Council holds a meeting a month on the Middle East and the Palestinian question, but also holds three meetings on Syria and regular sessions on Yemen, Libya and Lebanon. "The question of Palestine remains a potent symbol and rallying cry that is easily misappropriated and exploited by extremist groups", Mladenov said . Read More »