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UP CM requests ministers to refrain from making hurtful statements

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Cheered by tens of thousands of supporters at the Smriti Upvan, the 21st Chief Minister of the country's most populous state was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ram Naik. Interestingly, many ministers - including Mr Adityanath and his two deputies - are not members of the UP legislature. After the BJP announced Yogi Adityanath's name for position of Chief Minister on Saturday. Read More »

UP: Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet of ministers sworn

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Cheered by tens of thousands of supporters at the Smriti Upvan, the 21st Chief Minister of the country's most populous state was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ram Naik. "I have huge confidence that this new team (led by Adityanath) will leave no stone unturned in making UP Uttam Pradesh (foremost state)". About the statements by BJP leaders that development will be the party's main agenda in the state, Jha said: "Development is only a facade to actually pursue the ... Read More »

The Public Pulse: Republicans now own health care mess

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One of the Senate's moderate Republicans said Thursday that she opposes the Obamacare replacement bill now making its way through the House. "Unless we gave it massive subsidies, it's not going to be there", he said . Overall, CBO projected that 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 if the bill becomes law, compared with 28 million who would not have coverage that year if Obamacare remained unchanged. Read More »

Secret Service Detains Driver of 'Suspicious' Car Near White House Grounds

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Secret Service Uniform Division Officers detained the individual and declared his vehicle suspicious", the spokesperson said. She added: "It goes to show that as long as you confirm what the Trump White House wants to believe, you, too, can be cited in an email - and you can even work for the mainstream media and do it!" The intruder in that episode roamed the grounds undetected for about 17 minutes as Secret Service agents failed to respond to several alarms. Read More »

Agencies Receive Cuts with President Trump's Proposal

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The proposals must still be agreed by Congress, which is controlled by Mr Trump's Republican party, although he has faced opposition from within its ranks to his more outlandish statements and policies. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney reiterated Sunday that President Trump's newly released budget - which would gut foreign aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, crucial anti-poverty programs and scientific research - actually shows "compassion" to the mogul's supporters. Read More »

Trump goes all in for the GOP's Obamacare replacement

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The Trump administration defended the proposed healthcare overhaul, saying it will offer consumers more choices than Obamacare, Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. "I don't like the idea of just sending a bill over which they can gut and send back", Dent said. They said the bill "does not meet" goals set out by President Donald Trump about state flexibility and making sure people are covered. Read More »

United States diplomat wanted by police has left NZ

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Police say the man left the Tirohanga property early last Sunday before they arrived. The man is reported to have left a house in the early hours of the morning with a broken nose and black eye. New Zealand police said they were still investigating the incident. The ministry agreed to the request because the alleged crime was serious, meaning one which carries a penalty of imprisonment of one year of more. Read More »

Berlin does not owe any debt to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: defence minister

The German chancellor and U.S. president posed for the press in the Oval Office, and photographers could be heard calling for the two to shake hands. The seemingly awkward moment was caught on video and shows Merkel turning toward Trump and asking, "Do you want to have a handshake?" For years, Merkel - a trained physicist - had been president Barack Obama's closest global partner, with the two sharing a strong rapport and a similar deliberative approach. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath as UP CM: BJP's gamble for gain?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing party has picked a controversial firebrand leader to head India's most populous state, where it won a landslide victory last week. Dressed in his characteristic saffron robes, Adityanath, after taking oath, walked over to and sought the blessings of BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as well as Rajnath Singh, the federal home minister and a Lucknow MP. Read More »

Trump, with Merkel, on wiretapping: "at least we have something in common"

The US has been pressuring North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to increase their military spending, and Germany is among those under pressure to spend at least 2% of its GDP, despite Germany already having one of the world's top 10 priciest militaries at its current levels, and have good relations with all of its neighbors. Read More »

Six Nations Rugby to review incidents at end of France-Wales game

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Howley, though, is adamant the change in personnel was engineered by the hosts to gain an advantage, Les Bleus duly crossing right at the death to win it 20-18. "The integrity of the game has been brought into disrepute". France coach Guy Noves dubbed the 100-minute thriller against Wales "heroic and historic", but soon found himself in Welsh crosshairs amid accusations of cheating at the epic end of the Six Nations. Read More »

GCHQ: Claims of Collusion with Obama to Wiretap Trump Tower are "Ridiculous"

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It was drawn into the controversy when the American president's official spokesman repeated the allegations that Barack Obama used GCHQ to spy on Mr Trump before last year;s election. McMaster" in two separate conversations on Thursday. "That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on electronic media., and so you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to the media outlet", he said. Read More »

Sean Spicer Denies White House Apologised Over Baseless GCHQ Wiretapping Claim

Spicer reiterated the president's response, saying: "I don't think we regret anything. He didn't use the National Security Agency (NSA), he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he didn't use the Department of Justice, he used GCHQ", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had quoted Napolitano as saying. Read More »

Troubled French Connection to close another six stores as losses widen

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The company has been under pressure from Gatemore, which owns an 8 percent stake, to improve shareholder value. "The ( French Connection ) brand alone is worth, by our estimates, upwards of £84 million or, 12 times annual licensing revenues of £7 million", said Liad Meider, managing partner and chief investment officer at Gatemore. Read More »

Saudi Arabia to boost oil exports to China

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Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, claimed Saudi Arabia had killed the pilgrims. In coincidence with the upcoming visit of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz to the country, Jordan Chamber of Commerce will inaugurate a permanent office of the Saudi-Jordanian business coordination council at the chamber's headquarters to further strengthen business relations between the two countries. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath takes charge as UP CM

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought to strike regional and caste balance in his 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy chief ministers. It was on his invitation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the Lucknow Ramlila in October 2016. Party insiders said the overwhelming mandate has posed a fresh challenge for the BJP to meet sky-high expectations. Read More »

Massive anti-terrorism drill staged on Thames cruise ship

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Hundreds of armed police have taken part in a realistic anti-terrorism training exercise on the River Thames. One "body", played by an officer, was even thrown overboard in the chaos. Officers taking part had not been told what the nature of the simulated attack would be. The figure is one higher than the last tally given in October. Read More »

Justice Dept. delivers documents on wiretap claim to Congress

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You said "I just found out", how did you learn that? White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 16, 2017 in Washington , DC. Carlson doubled down, asking why Trump wouldn't have waited "to tweet about it until you can prove it". Regardless of whether the Justice Department leadership complies, FBI Director James Comey - who has already made clear that he wants senior Justice Department officials to publicly repudiate Trump's ... Read More »

Syrian Army Claims It Shot Down Israeli Jet After Raid Near Palmyra

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An IDF statement early Friday confirmed that its anti-missile system destroyed one of the missiles, noting that "at no point was the safety of Israeli civilians or the IAF aircraft compromised". Syria claimed the planes attacked a Syrian military site, whereas Israel claims it was targeting a shipment of advanced weaponry destined for Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. Read More »

Keralite priest stabbed in Australia, asked if he was Indian Hindu

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His first thoughts have been for the parishioners and the school community. "To all of you, thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts", a message on the parish's Facebook page said. I will kill you, ' church officials told the Herald Sun. The offender fled the scene after the attack. Meanwhile, reports quoted witnesses as saying that the attacker was also seen last weekend at the church arguing with the 48-year-old priest. Read More »

Iraqi forces encircle Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City

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On Wednesday, a suicide bomber in an armoured digger lorry penetrated Iraqi forces lines, smashing through vehicles and barricades before detonating a blast that destroyed vehicles including Iraqi US-made Abrams tanks. A commander said Friday that Iraqi forces have gained ground from jihadists inside the Old City of Mosul, an area that could see some of the toughest fighting of the battle for the northern metropolis. Read More »

Four Republican Governors Come Out Against Obamacare Replacement Plan

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The national health debate remains mostly focused on repealing Obamacare, but there are signs that if Republican efforts fail, progressives could find new and unusual bedfellows. The federal government picks up nearly all of the cost, gradually phasing down to a 90 percent share. Under the House bill (call it Ryan/Trumpcare), that expansion would be phased out in 2020. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: Deputy AG pick grilled about Russian Federation

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Much of the questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to focus on a commitment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week to recuse himself from any investigation involving the Trump campaign. Sessions has maintained that the question posed to him by Sen. "But it's far too soon to tell at this time. And even if there were evidence of a crime related to any of these matters, once confirmed Mr. Read More »

Virginia to see big Medicaid cuts under GOP plan

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The former Georgia lawmaker stressed that the passage of the bill on which those reports are based would be just one of three steps, the second two being administrative reforms and the passage of other legislation dealing with health care outside of the American Health Care Act. Read More »

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

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The Gunes' provocative front page follows recent statements made by President Erdogan that the German governments " current actions are no different to those of the Nazi period ". Erdogan made the remarks only a day after the government threatened to abandon a refugee agreement with the European Union, which was sealed in March 2016 to stem the flow of refugees to Europe in return for financial and political rewards for Ankara. Read More »

Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

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He said the demonstrators had used the upcoming Kurdish New Year festival of Newroz as a "pretext" for the rally as the new year falls on Tuesday. Some of the participants carried flags and banners of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), as well as portraits of Kurdish nationalist leader Abdullah Ocalan. Read More »

Bernie Wrightson, Horror Comic Book Artist, Dies at 68

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In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator at the age of 18, and it was in the following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, that he chose to create and illustrate his own stories. Read More »

Tillerson plane to Asia carries sole conservative journalist

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Trump's budget blueprint proposes cutting the State Department's budget by 28 percent. Tillerson would be the most senior USA official to visit Turkey since President Donald Trump took office. For decades, secretaries of state have almost always invited media to travel with them. "President Trump has the utmost confidence in the Secretary of State and looks forward to Mr. Read More »

Reservoir Dogs Video Game Is Releasing In Spring 2017

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Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is a top-down shooter and the player has control over three of the dogs in any given heist out of familiar characters Mr. Lionsgate is partnering with the publisher, so an unofficial release this is not. Reservoir Dogs is also where Tarantino debuted his penchant for non-linear story-telling, constantly flashing back and forward. Read More »

Kate Middleton Dazzles In Paris

William and Kate are also planning to attend the Six Nations rugby worldwide between France and Wales at the Stade de France on Saturday. The couple plan to watch the France v Ireland rugby match in the Six Nations as well as visiting the Musee d'Orsay and the "Les Voisins [neighbours] in Action" event at the Trocadero, which discusses the link between the United Kingdom and young people and France. Read More »