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Mike Pence says U.S. will honour refugee deal

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Trump's deputy visited South Korea and Japan before arriving in Australia to reassure allies fretting over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. "We will honour this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance", Pence, who is now on a visit to Sydney , said on Saturday (22 April). Read More »

Oil dips, on course for biggest weekly drop in a month

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Attempting to prevent a further ballooning in supplies, some OPEC producers including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are lobbying to extend the pledge to cut production beyond June. The OPEC has already implemented its commitment while non-cartel countries have implemented over half of the agreed upon cuts. Crude dropped below $50 Friday on concerns that surging US production could undermine OPEC's efforts to reduce global supplies. Read More »

Stockholm suspect 'admits truck attack'

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Lawyer Johan Eriksson spoke outside the Stockholm District Court minutes before the court was to decide whether to continue the detention of Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek man whose residency permit was rejected last year. IS has not claimed responsibility for the Stockholm attack, but Swedish media reports yesterday said Akilov had told investigators that he had received an "order" from IS to carry out the attack against "infidels". Read More »

Global stocks mostly rise as investors mull French election

The conservative candidate fared marginally better, coming in third with just shy of 20 percent of the vote. Anxiety that the ballot would deliver a market surprise akin to those seen after Donald Trump's win and the United Kingdom referendum faded as most Asian stocks and the euro jumped with higher-yielding assets. Read More »

Reaction from Celtic 2-0 Rangers: Were we really THAT bad?

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The Parkhead men were never in trouble at Hampden as they dominated their Old Firm rivals from start to finish, with Callum McGregor's early opener and a Scott Sinclair penalty sealing their win. Going forward we are showing a good balance to our game, but how we can improve is sometimes at 2-0 you are comfortable in the game and sometimes you look for the rest, and you are better to rest with the ball than without the ball. Read More »

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named

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Butts died of multiple gunshot wounds, the King County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday. An SPD patrol auto camera captured the suspect fleeing into a loading dock with officers in pursuit, followed by an audible exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police on April 20, 2017. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro Calls for Regional and Municipal Elections

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While middle class neighborhoods are often the site of demonstrations, this most recent wave of unrest is for the first time sparking protests in the slums that have historically been bastions of support for the socialist government. "It's absolutely vital that Venezuelans have the right to. elect their representatives in free and fair elections in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution and consistent with global instruments" said department spokesman Mark Toner. Read More »

'Fate of the Furious' Stays on Top; 'Unforgettable,' 'The Promise' Bomb

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Pictures shows Rosario Dawson, left, and Katherine Heigl in a scene from, " Unforgettable ". LOS ANGELES (AP) - " The Fate of the Furious " has sped into first place at the box office again. Narrated by John Krasinski, the docu earned more than previous films "Monkey Kingdom" ($4.6 Million) and "Bears" ($4.8 Million), and is the highest grossing Disneynature opening since 2012's Chimpanzee ($10.7 million). Read More »

UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes

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The Conservatives - who said he had left Labour's defence policy in "chaos" - signalled that they meant to make his suitability for high office a key issue in the general election campaign. "There could be no clearer signal that Britain is taking a new approach to Brexit than a Labour Government immediately rectifying this injustice". He said the Labour leader's comments had been "staggeringly irresponsible". Read More »

Corbyn would put nation's security at risk, defence secretary says

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Mr. Fallon believes that Jeremy Corbyn is against the nuclear deterrent and he will stop building submarines, which they already had started. The two bombings are the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history. "And if you want stronger and stable leadership then it has to be Theresa May and the Conservatives". "We are committed to renewing the Trident system", said Gwynne, who is shadow minister without portfolio and Labour's campaign and elections chair. Read More »

Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

During the campaign, he backed cutting the corporate tax rate and the personal income tax rate to 33 percent from a top marginal rate of 39.6 percent. The Associated Press reported on Friday that Trump said his plan will result in "massive" tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. Still, Steven Mnuchin, the secretary of the Treasury, said Monday he was confident the administration's tax proposal would "pay for itself" through economic growth. Read More »

USA submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant

As The New York Times notes , that's most likely a reference to the council's decision to punish North Korea for its missile program and nuclear weapons tests. But how far will China go? This indicated that North Korea is developing technologies to "cold-launch" ICBMs, ejecting them from the launch tubes before they ignite in midair, which would prevent its limited number of ICBM-capable launcher trucks from being damaged and also allow the missiles to be fired from silos. Read More »

Trump Urges 'Stronger Sanctions' on N. Korea's 'Nuclear, Ballistic Missile Programs'

Two Japanese destroyers joined the carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific yesterday, and South Korea said it was in talks about holding joint naval exercises. "We want to protect them just as we're protecting ourselves, and that's what we said we were going to do is we were going to have the backs of our allies and we were going to call out our adversaries", she said. Read More »

Russia may be aiding Taliban, US general in Afghanistan says

It was the Taliban's deadliest attack on the armed forces since US-led forces drove them from power in 2001. Asked about Russia's activity in Afghanistan , where it fought a bloody war in the 1980s and withdrew in defeat, Mattis alluded to the US' increasing concerns. Read More »

IS terrorists killed by US MOAB air strike in Afghanistan

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Afghan officials on Thursday said they were not notified in advance that US forces would be using the bomb, but said the area had always been cleared of most of its civilian residents, and that they supported using heavy firepower against the Islamic State group. Read More »

EPA head vows to build trust during IN stop

Pruitt has criticized the EPA for overreach and President Donald Trump's administration has taken steps to roll back environmental regulations. "Since Administrator Pruitt plans to visit the area, he must also come to the Chicago EPA headquarters". Read More »

Paris attack looms over French presidential elections

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Security has been stepped up ahead of the vote. "The whole of Europe is targeted because it represents the values and ideals of peace", he said. Some 50,000 police officer and 7,000 military personnel have been deployed for security as the French head to the polls on Sunday, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed after a meeting of France's National Defense Council. Read More »

North Korea threatens nuclear strikes amid America's 'mad-cap nuclear war provocations'

North Korea recently detained a US citizen, officials said Sunday, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. Visitors flocked to parks, with an increasing number of flowers and trees blooming as spring arrives. In February China announced it was halting all imports of coal from North Korea - a crucial earner for Pyongyang - for the rest of the year. "We do not seek military conflict, nor do we seek to threaten North Korea", the spokesperson added. Read More »

The Majority of Americans Have Smoked Marijuana And Liked It

Only 37 percent of people over the age of 65 thought weed should be legal, compared to over 60 percent of every other age group. Out of the parents who have smoked marijuana, 54 percent say they have talked with their children about their own consumption habits; 73 percent say they have not used it in front of their parents.much less shared it with them. Read More »

Shocking breach of security, says Rahul on Aadhaar fiasco

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According to a report by the Hindustan Times , a programming error has made public the personal details and sensitive information of over 1 million pensioners. This is the second instance in a year when personal information of the general public was released online beacause of a technical error. Apart from security breaches, Aadhaar is plagued in other controversies, such as denial of legal benefits to citizens on account of malfunctioning machines or faulty biometric data collection. Read More »

VP Pence embraces US-Australia partnership

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Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea and addressed USA servicemen on the USS Ronald Reagan in Japan, where he warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the us military, promising it would have an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Read More »

North Korean media threatens Pyongyang will 'wipe out' U.S. from Earth's surface

Xi told Trump that he hopes all parties can exercise restraint, according China's state-run Xinhua news agency, and Abe told reporters he and Trump had agreed to keep calling strongly on North Korea to refrain from provocative moves. Trump spoke by phone with Xi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan Sunday night Washington time, the White House said. Last week, Vice President Pence visited South Korea and Japan, warning that the US response to any use of weapons by North Korea would be ... Read More »

Trump won't fire Spicer because 'the guy gets great ratings'

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We feel confident they will come to an agreement by the end of Friday", Mr. Spicer said. Karl asked. President Donald Trump has pushed for funding for his proposed border wall to be included in the spending bill. "I'm sure there are things you learn in the job, but I think he's very proud of what he has set out to do and the progress that we have made", Spicer said. Read More »

Syria still has chemical weapons: U.S. defence secy

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In the aftermath of the American strike, the USA said that Russian Federation too was given forewarning. They also discussed a range of issues, including those covered during Tillerson's April 11-12 visit to Moscow , the department said in a statement . Read More »

United Nations should consider 'stronger sanctions' on N.Korea

It conducted a failed missile test a day after the Day of the Sun, the country's most important holiday, earlier this month, but not a nuclear test, which some predicted would happen. In an interview Friday at the Oval Office, Trump told the AP that he declined to label China a currency manipulator mostly because he needed Xi's help with the North Korean crisis. Read More »

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

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The Taliban claimed it carried out the attack. In an apparent attempt to save face, the central administration has continuously downplayed the death toll, which has been confirmed by anonymous officials in many corners of government. The attack is believed to be the deadliest-ever by the Taliban on a military base. "There were two checkpoints but the fighters managed to go through that, as well". Read More »

VIT Result of Engg Entrance Exam declared, Check Counselling Dates

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There are almost 40,000 seats available in VIT. Encouraging performers in the board examination, leading education major VIT University has offered 100 per cent fee waiver for state and central board toppers for a full duration of four years in the B.Tech course under the GV School Development Programme. Read More »

Le Pen, Macron advance to runoff in France's presidential election

France has now opted for grown-up politics. That strategy has scored big results. Mathilde Jullien, 23, said she is convinced Macron will beat Le Pen. "The real Macron is the establishment's candidate", one of those messages said. "But the extent of the market reaction shows how nervous investors were, anxious that the actual polls would deliver another shock result". Read More »

Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

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The comments would not have otherwise drawn note had it not been for a statement issued by the White House to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 that did not mention the Jewish people. At the Yom Hashoah ceremony in Yad Vashem, Mr Netanyahu said: 'Iran and the Islamic state want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the Jewish state today. Read More »

North Korea must be dealt with

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two a year ago, and test-fired almost 30 missiles, stepping up its efforts despite U.N. Security Council sanctions and diplomatic pressure. Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, was detained as he was about to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force and US Navy began Sunday joint strategic maneuver and communication drills involving two Japanese destroyers and the US ... Read More »

Lookout Notice Against AIADMK Leader Dinakaran

According to the EPS camp formula, Palaniswamy should continue as CM, the post of Deputy CM will be given to OPS and they would include Mafoi Pandiarajan and S Semmalai to the cabinet. Dhivakaran's closeness to M Natarajan, who had a strained relationship with Sasikala, and statements insinuating the BJP's role in AIADMK fiasco, allegedly made Sasikala prefer Dhinakaran. Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas latest: Pair purchased food, lubricant at Guymon Walmart

Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who is accused of abducting his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, was captured and arrested after being on the run from authorities since March 13 , CBS reported . The nationwide search ended after five weeks and some 1500 tips. In an effort to avoid a potential hostage situation, they treated his capture like a sting operation and received help from a citizen who had befriended the suspect. Read More »