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Moon's proposed N. Korean talks must not affect partnership

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Earlier this month North Korea said it had conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ), and that it had mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on the missile. However, North Korea has long stated that they would not engage in talks until the South had returned several high profile defectors. But Russian analysts think that Kim knows that any offensive use of these weapons would result in a nuclear counterstrike by the United States, ... Read More »

Putin had 'secret' one-to-one meeting during G-20 summit, says White House

The White House official who was notified about the meeting from eye-witnesses said they were "flummoxed, confused and startled" at the animated and private conversation taking place beyond earshot. The White House confirmation came after media reports revealed the encounter. Labor Department: "As the White House champions a 'hire American agenda, the administration wants to slash funding for a small government office that many us companies say they rely on to stay ahead of foreign ... Read More »

White House Describes Previously Unacknowledged Putin Meeting as 'Casual'

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Putin was seated next to the first lady Melania and Trump was seated near Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, as dinner came to an end, Trump went over to his wife and then spoke with Putin. "Trump has demonstrated American leadership by representing our interests and values on the world stage", the White House said in support of the meeting. Read More »

Lokmanya Tilak's descendant booked for rape, cheating

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For now, Tilak has been booked under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Read More »

Amid cold war, Nitish Kumar meets Tejashwi Yadav

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Tejashwi Yadav had a closed door meeting with Nitish Kumar for almost 40 minutes, an official in the Chief Minister's Office here said. Tejashwi had on Saturday skipped a government function in which he had to share dais with the chief minister. Read More »

TR Zeliang appointed as Nagaland CM, to prove majority by July 22

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All the members supporting T R Zeliang were present in the House, but the chief minister and his supporters were absent in the House. Speaker Aier, who adjourned the House sine die , said the motion to prove the majority of the chief minister could not be taken up as he was not present. Read More »

China is being 'unusually aggressive' in border row

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It started after China accused India of violating border agreement saying that Indian troops had allegedly entered the Doka La or Doklam region and stopped the Chinese troops from constructing a road. The diplomatic community in Beijing has been told that the dispute is between China and Bhutan , and the Indian soldiers have "jumped in". This is contrary to what India has said, the newspaper stated. Read More »

Hillary more UNPOPULAR than Trump

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Sixty-one percent say the nation is headed down the wrong path, also up 12 points since December. J. Ann Selzer oversaw the survey , observing that there's a broadening "discontent" for Hillary Clinton because she hasn't sought the spotlight. Read More »

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Whitman Howard

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Creative Planning accumulated 6,371 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Winfield Incorporated has 0% invested in Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA). Delphi Management Inc Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 52,487 shares. They expect $1.19 earnings per share, up 4.39% or $0.05 from last year's $1.14 per share. The latest broker reports which are now outstanding on Tuesday 18th of July state 7 analysts have a rating of "strong buy", 1 analysts "buy", 8 analysts "neutral", 0 analysts "sell" and 4 ... Read More »

French FM in Saudi Arabia over Qatar crisis

Senior UAE powers are said to have instigated the campaign against Doha, which saw incendiary statements attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani posted on Qatar's new agency websites and social media in May, the sources told USA media. Read More »

Files Order to Block Auction

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Also among the 20 items Madonna is seeking to remove from sale are a pair of her panties, an old checkbook, a hairbrush and personal photos. It halted, for now, its rock-and-roll-themed auction which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday morning, July 19. Read More »

China bans Winnie the Pooh over 'resemblance to Jinping'

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Another meme showed the president shaking Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hand beside a still of the bear doing the same with the donkey Eeyore, another Disney character from the series. Censure bodies in China have intensified their oppression by banning people from criticizing the president, as the ruling Communist Party Congress is expected to renew his term in its upcoming meeting. Read More »

USA prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties

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Also, the Trump administration, said to be frustrated over China's inaction, could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with North Korea . 2012: North Korea puts a satellite in orbit with a long-range rocket. He has tweeted that North Korea is "looking for trouble" and that he [ Trump] intends to "solve the problem". Read More »

French Foreign Minister on Gulf States visit to mediate crisis

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement that he was "pleased to see talks between (the USA secretary of state) and the Kuwaitis". Federation Internationale de Football Association will want to take a decision on the merits of Qatar's ability to deliver a safe, secure and well managed World Cup rather than based on political arguments, many of which have yet to be substantiated. Read More »

Prabhas looks nothing like Baahubali in his new look from Saaho

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In fact, after Baahubali 2's success, reports suggested that Tamannaah was miffed with SS Rajamouli for chopping her portions from the film.However, the Himmatwala actress is ready to work with Prabhas once again. The actor will be seen in a never seen look for Saaho and his performance is expected to be the major highlight. Also Read: Did Prabhas really approach Anushka Shetty for Saaho? Source reports, As per role demand Anuska is still five to eight kilos more than required. Read More »

Clinton More Unpopular Than Trump

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This is the second-lowest score Clinton has ever earned in the poll, which began tracking her in 2009. Pollster J. Ann Selzer , who oversaw the survey, told Bloomberg that there's a "growing discontent with Hillary Clinton as she has largely stayed out of the spotlight". Read More »

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths charged by UEFA for 'provoking spectators' at Linfield

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The Scotland global, who was earlier pelted with missiles including a glass bottle, tied a Celtic scarf to a goalpost. Scotland global Griffiths was targeted by objects thrown from a section of the home crowd while taking a corner. UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the cases on Thursday, one day after the return match of the second qualifying round tie in Glasgow . And a UEFA spokesman insisted the booking would not be overturned. Read More »

After 52 Years, Vikings To Hold Last Training Camp In Mankato

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Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport said in a written statement that the training camp has been held at the school for more than a third of its 150-year history. WDAZ will be there and will have full coverage of Vikings training camp. "There's an opportunity to bring our players into a state-of-the-art facility", Bagley said. Read More »

Phil Neville backs Wayne Rooney to end Everton's trophy drought

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Koeman has strengthened the squad in all areas, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford arriving from Sunderland, defenders Michael Keane from Burnley and Cuco Martina from Southampton as well as midfielder Davy Klaassen from Ajax. "Everton have to look at Tottenham", Neville told BBC Sport. Everton has signed multiple players this season including Wayne Rooney. "Everton haven't won a trophy since 1995 and it was always a noose around my neck when I was captain, it was something I felt ... Read More »

Egypt Ends "Privileges", "Exceptions" Extended to Qatar

US intelligence officials confirmed that senior members of the UAE government discussed the hack on May 23, just one day before the news site and its social media accounts were hacked. "We need to do that and when we do that, come back to the fold and we can work together", he added. Saudi Arabia doesn't exactly have its hands clean when it comes to funding extremism around the world either. Read More »

French FM in Kuwait for Gulf Crisis Talks

During an official visit to Doha on Saturday, he suggested Paris "should be a facilitator in the mediation" led by Kuwait. On a possible exclusion of Qatar from the six member states forming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the UAE minister pointed out that "Although we may lose the confused and awkward neighbour. Read More »

Sam DuBose's sister says Ray Tensing 'is going to suffer'

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Deters later added: "It was frightful". Terina Allen, DuBose's sister, read from a letter the family delivered to Deters: "Tensing should never walk free again". Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the decision during a press conference held the day before the second anniversary of DuBose's death. Read More »

UAE diplomat warns of 'long estrangement' in Qatar crisis

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The newspaper reported that U.S. officials became aware of the details of the hack last week after newly examined information gathered by USA officials confirmed that high-ranking members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implement on 23 May. Read More »

UAE Arranged Hacking of Qatari Media

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The non-resident deposits constitute around 24 percent of the total deposits in the 18 lending institutions in Qatar for April 2017, according to press reports, which pointed out that the boycott will primarily affect Qatar and its partners, especially that Qatar's choices will not help it in overcoming the crisis due to the increased pressure faced by its local banks. Read More »

House GOP releases budget plan critical to tax reform overhaul

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The budget calls for a $621.5 billion national defense budget for 2018 and $511 billion for nondefense spending. The importance of the measure has been magnified by the cratering in the Senate of the Trump-backed effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, leaving a rewrite of the tax code as the best chance for Trump to score a major legislative win this year. Read More »

9 dead, 1 missing in Arizona flash floods

Search and rescue teams, including a helicopter and 40 people on foot, looked for victims. About 75 searchers are looking for 27-year-old Hector Garnica, missing since Saturday in mountains about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix. Read More »

Rudolph Named To Wuerffel Watch List

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It easily could have been a third, too, as fellow senior Bryce Bobo (88 career receptions, 945 yards) just missed the preseason list. Williams, who was granted a medical hardship waiver by the league office on December 13, 2016, started all 12 games for the Pirates a year ago tallying 45 receptions for 818 yards and eight touchdowns. Read More »

PDP To Hold National Convention On August 12

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The scribe also said announced the dissolution of the caretaker committees set up by Senator Modu Sheriff in Benue and Jigawa States, adding that "Benue and Jigawa States had no issues but when Sheriff got the Court of Appeal judgment, he set up caretaker committees in those states". Read More »

Dominion Diamond Corp (DDC) Stock Rating Lowered by Paradigm Capital

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The basic materials company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.04. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 149,422 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $1,450,000 after buying an additional 19,221 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

AMC says China's Wanda did not fund recent cinema deals

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The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that China is restricting the completion of six overseas deals by Wanda Group following the government's broader crackdown on offshore investments. In Wanda's case, its 2012 purchase of USA theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings and its 2016 buyout of film producer Legendary Entertainmen were among six of the company's overseas deals said to have violated strict capital controls rolled out last November. Read More »

Malala Meets With Osinbajo

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At age 15, she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against their ban on girls' education. "Nigeria in the north has been suffering through conflicts as well and extremism", she said. She also urged the worldwide community to address the crisis in the country's northeast. We had a fruitful discussion with His Excellency, the Acting President. Read More »

Korean border village, site for rivals' talks

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He pointed to a 13.2 percent drop in imports from North Korea in the same period as an example of the pressure, adding that there have been sharp decreases every month since March. "After North Korea's frequent missile tests including its very first ICBM test, the global community has vowed to tighten sanctions , and China simply can not exclude itself from the recent movement, although it probably does not want to indefinitely cut off fuel sales to the North", Kang said. Read More »

Letter to the editor: Health bill misses point of insurance

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Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act, we are writing to urge you to strike the "Consumer Freedom Option" from the bill", the letter reads. But some analysts say McConnell risks undermining workplace coverage. However, by administrating it under insurance companies, it only escalated costs and produced more difficulties for insurers and policy holders. Read More »

Eaton Vance Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund (EIP) RCI Trending Towards a Reversal

It increased, as 8 investors sold Northfield Bancorp, Inc. shares while 30 reduced holdings. Eaton Vance Corporation (EV) traded up 0.12% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.15. Cambridge Trust reported 10,100 shares. EV has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Eaton Vance Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Read More »