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Duterte off to Myanmar today

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President Duterte speaks during his departure ceremony before a visit to Myanmar at Davao city global airport, in Davao, Philippines, 19 March 2017. In Nay Pyi Taw, Duterte is set to meet with President U Htin Kyaw; as well as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of Defense Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Read More »

US Personnel Wounded in Shooting by Afghan Soldier

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The attack happened around 1:30 p.m. local time at Camp Antonik in Washer District in Helmand. The soldiers were receiving medical care, Resolute Support said. American military advisors have been deployed in the region to conduct mandatory train and advise tasks to help Afghan forces in their battle against the insurgency. Read More »

Jaime Pressly Is The Latest Hollywood Victim Of Jewelry Theft

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A rep for the star told the site, "There was a burglary and legal actions are being taken". Just days after the model had hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry swiped from her, apparently somebody stole a ton of jewelry from Jaime Pressly , too! Police said the resident was not home at the time of the crime, and she later discovered several of her belongings were missing, police said. Read More »

Police hunt for man wanted for boy's death investigation

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Catharines. Police described him as armed and unsafe. Niagara Police say they received a report that a child was in medical distress at a residence on Queenston Street at 10:16 a.m. Police say the child is now in critical condition. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kuijer or the dark grey 2009 Pontiac Montana van (Ont. Read More »

Red beacons removed from CM's, ministers' vehicles in Punjab

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The new Congress government in Punjab led by Amarinder Singh has opened a basket full of decisions in the first meeting of the state cabinet. The spokesperson said the process of finalising the policy on ban on use of red beacons on government vehicles, barring those on ambulances, fire tenders, and the vehicles of chief justice and the judges of the high court, has already started. Read More »

'New info' in Obama-Trump spy probe not changing any minds

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While the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other intelligence agencies have already found that Russian Federation hacked into Democratic emails and leaked them in an attempt to help Trump, members of intelligence panel want more information from Comey. Read More »

Syrian rebels, families leave last opposition stronghold in Homs

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The al-Waer neighborhood is home to about 75,000 people and has been under a government siege since 2013, triggering shortages of medicine, and occasionally of food. A few hundred rebels from the district have previously been allowed safe passage to Idlib in the northwest. Some opposition activists have criticised the agreement, saying it aims to displace 12,000 al-Waer residents, including 2,500 fighters. Read More »

Baton Rouge Police Officer is shot and killed

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Their name has not been released, either. '. We're focused on working with the family, praying for the family and making sure that our deputies have the help and support that they need'. A suspect was also shot. Senior Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP said it happened on LA 67 (Plank Road) near Blount Road, which is just north of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. Read More »

Jihadist: Hamas Uncovered Islamic State Rocket Workshop in Gaza

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The rockets were believed to be launched by a Salafi group in Gaza, an ultra-conservative Sunni movement, but Israel's military holds Hamas responsible for the fire. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008. A Hamas Interior Ministry official declined to confirm or deny the report about the rocket workshop, but confirmed that electronic devices allegedly utilized to connect between Sinai-based jihadists and their Gaza counterparts have been seized. Read More »

Duterte isn't threatened by impeachment complaint alleging bribery, corruption

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The threat came on the same day Alvarez and presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella claimed Robredo could be behind Thursday's filing of an impeachment complaint against Duterte, by arguing that she would benefit from the president's ouster. "The decision as to when it will be shared and posted online depended exclusively on the schedule of the conference, which was beyond our control". Read More »

Wenger: I know what I will do in my future

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Arsenal's Peter Cech limped off with a muscle injury in the closing stages of the first half and that proved costly as his replacement David Ospina was at fault for West Brom's second goal. Liverpool are five points better off in fourth, while sixth-placed Manchester United can leapfrog them with victory at Middlesbrough on Sunday. West Brom are doing well this season and could end up as high as seventh in the Premier League. Read More »

G20 statement drops anti-protectionism, climate change clauses

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Finance chiefs of the world's largest economies yesterday set aside their previous commitment to avoid protectionist policies and fudged their statement on the desired nature of worldwide trade, in response to the Trump administration's view that global commerce arrangements need to be reworked. Read More »

High stakes for Trump on GOP health care bill

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Dear Editor: Since resistance has grown and it will certainly be amended, it is not necessary to debate too many details of the Trump-Ryan health care plan that Paul Ryan presented recently. He said that in the end of the process it will be a great plan. The one who didn't was Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus. Read More »

BJP's Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

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Besides, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma took over as the deputy chief ministers in a Cabinet which will have 23 other ministers. The party of India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, runs on a religious nationalist platform, arguing the country's identity and culture are inherently Hindu in character. Read More »

Nagas to end Manipur blockade

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Indefinite economic blockade in Manipur will be lifted from March 19 midnight. Biren Singh had announced soon after taking oath as the first BJP Chief Minister of Manipur, "My government's immediate task would be lifting the UNC-sponsored blockade". Read More »

Forex - Dollar holds onto modest gains, but remains near 5-week trough

Asian investors breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as fears for faster USA interest rate hikes diminished and political upheaval in Europe failed to materialize. In late trading, the dollar index fell 0.4 percent to 100.37. Investors were also looking ahead to the Group of 20 (G20) finance leaders' meeting in Germany this weekend, where any attempt by the Trump administration to pursue protectionist policies could fuel demand for gold as a safe-haven. Read More »

Holy wars in Europe are coming, top Turkish diplomat says

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Juncker nevertheless said he was opposed to a complete halt to all membership negotiations with Turkey . "We'd be well advised to bring about a "special relationship" with Great Britain after its exit from the EU", Gabriel said. Juncker added that if Turkey were to re-introduce the death penalty that would result in accession talks ending. Germany meanwhile is livid over the jailing ahead of a trial on terror charges of dual Turkish-German national Deniz Yucel, the Turkey correspondent ... Read More »

Secret Service stops attempted White House intrusion

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President Trump was spending the weekend away from the White House at his Florida estate. But the Secret Service said in a statement about the theft that agency laptops are fully encrypted and "are not permitted to contain classified information". Read More »

White House tax reform may begin in late spring, Spicer says

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It's interesting. Where were you when the same Intelligence Committee said there is no connection to Russian Federation? 'It's possible, ' Nunes said at a Capitol Hill presser yesterday. Time and again, reporters asked: Where is the evidence for the president's claim, and would he apologize if he turned out to be wrong? He added, "A$3 s Chairman Nunes said yesterday, when you take it literally and - wiretapping, the president has already been very clear that he didn't mean specifically ... Read More »

Wiretapping Imbroglio Colors Trump's Meeting With Merkel

The pair have differed on a range of issues, including trade, the European Union, immigration and refugee policies, treatment of Russian Federation, and countries' financial obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In an effort to seek common ground, economic issues may be the place to find them. Traveling to Washington with Merkel are CEOs of some of the top German companies with workers in the US, including car-maker BMW and tech company Siemens. Read More »

Trump, Yul Brynner and a Results-Free Presidency

President Donald Trump says he expects the House Republican health plan will be passed "substantially pretty quickly". Merkel had no illusion of the differences between her globally oriented view of geopolitics and the "America First" dictum with which Trump has unsettled traditional USA partners. Read More »

Kim Jong-un declares 'new birth' as he launches MISSILE engine test

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged in talks on Sunday that the two powers would work to strengthen a relationship that has been unsettled by disputes over North Korea and trade. Earlier this month, it fired off four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, reportedly reaching within 200 kilometers (120 miles) of Japan's shoreline. Read More »

Rex Tillerson, china turn up heat on N. Korea

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Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, urged the USA to remain "cool-headed" and defended his government's position, saying all global parties should seek diplomatic solutions while implementing United Nations sanctions against Kim Jong-un's regime. Read More »

Boy aged one dies in Finsbury Park 'incident'

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Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found a boy and girl with critical injuries. Both toddlers were found with critical injuries and were taken to an east London hospital where t he boy died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read More »

Tillerson Supports State Department Budget Cut Proposal

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McPike is a White House correspondent for IJR , and previously reported for CNN, Real Clear Politics , NBC News and National Journal , according to IJR's website when she joined in February. According to the State Department, while the secretary has access to an Air Force Boeing 757 , Tillerson "prefers to travel on a smaller plane" which has no room for the press corps. Read More »

Saraki 'We didn't reject Magu based on DSS report,' Senate President says

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The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari, Senator Ita Enang confirmed the receipt to Sunday Vanguard last night but declined to reveal the content as he was not privy to it. He said the Senators were not impressed with Magu during his screening and insisted he was not fit for the job. Saraki also said the Presidency's failure to consult widely on Magu's nomination, or on issues such as the summon of Customs Comptroller General, Hamid Ali, is denying it of goodwill among senators. Read More »

Buhari To Write Senate Again Over Magu's Rejection

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The reaction is coming nearly 24 hours after the Senate turned down the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Magu. The DSS report stated that Magu had failed the integrity test and would be a liability to the war against corruption. Read More »

Trump's budget will not make America great again

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But he added, "we're not going to spend on programs that can not show that they actually deliver the promises that we've made to people". The Defense Department will see an increase of about 10 percent and the Department of Homeland Security's budget will go up by about 6 percent. Read More »

Trump optimistic on new health law

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Another emotional question for Price came from a woman named Katie Needle, who said she would be "devastated" if Planned Parenthood were defunded. That the Republican party was so adamantly opposed to everything Obama and the Democrats did that they came out so vehemently against their own idea when he suggested it says a great deal. Read More »

Philippine lawmaker calls for Duterte's impeachment

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Alejano's impeachment filing is only the latest in an orchestrated effort of a well-funded destabilization campaign against President Rodrigo Duterte", Abella said. The speaker of the House, Pantaleon Alvarez, a close ally of Duterte's, said all of the charges had been "fabricated". In a statement, the presidential palace said the impeachment complaint is part of a "larger scheme" to discredit Duterte's administration. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath Is BJP's Chief Minister For Uttar Pradesh

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Following the Chief Minister designate's orders, all the District Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have been called to ensure law and order is maintained. He openly requested me for two Deputy Chief Ministers who would help him as Uttar Pradesh is a big state. And if Diesel doesn't actively follow Indian politics, he must also be wondering who Yogi Adityanath is. Read More »

Chinese leader, US' Tillerson focus on developing ties

Tillerson took a softer line after the meeting with Wang. Our objective is to have the regime in North Korea come to a conclusion that the reasons that they have felt they have had to develop nuclear weapons, those reasons are not well-founded. Read More »