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Putin warns over North Korea impasse

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Speaking after the talks with the visiting South Korean president, Putin in televised remarks urged North Korea's neighbors to support the Russian-Chinese roadmap. "All participants in this process, including North Korea, should not have any of these considerations that are associated with the threat of destruction, but, on the contrary, all parties to the conflict should get on the path of cooperation", Putin said. Read More »

Russian Federation says its oil supplies to North Korea are negligible

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Regarding the two countries recently closing diplomatic properties belonging to the other, Putin said Russia's Foreign Ministry will file a lawsuit against the US. Baroness Goldie, for the Foreign Office, said the United Kingdom was seeking a peaceful diplomatic resolution of the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsular. Read More »

Billionaire Richard Branson hunkers down as Irma hits private island

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Branson, owner of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Media, among other interests, had tweeted ahead of the storm that he would be hunkering down with guests in a concrete wine cellar underneath his house on Necker Island to ride out the storm, which is now confirmed to be the most powerful hurricane to ever form in the Atlantic. Read More »

Ohio Taco Bell employees fatally shoot armed robber

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One suspect was shot six times by the Taco Bell employees and was later pronounced dead. But how could these fellas have known that three of the Taco Bell employees - two 19-year-olds and a 23-year-old - were about to serve them up with a lethal surprise? However, they would not tell dispatchers who fired the shots, instead opting to wait for police to arrive. Read More »

Cosmo DiNardo waives preliminary hearing in Bucks murders

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Philadelphia-based attorney Tom Kline, who has been retained to represent the Finocchiaro family, was present for the hearing he described as "short and bitter". His lawyer has promised to put up a "vigorous" defense, according to CBS in Philadelphia . Both men are being held without bail. Patrick was shot to death by DiNardo on July 5 as the two were alone on the farm, according to the affidavit. Read More »

Pakistan looks to Turkey, China post Trump's new policy

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About two weeks have passed since US President Donald Trump announced his new Afghanistan policy, with a call to Pakistan to close off the sanctuaries for the terror groups. "We do not want economic dependence on America or any other country to the extent that may compromise on our national interest, it is unacceptable to make Pakistan a scapegoat", he said. Read More »

Donald Trump to speak with Xi Jinping on North Korea: White house

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Rising global tensions over Pyongyang's missile launches and nuclear tests seem a distant concern in the Chinese border city of Dandong, where trucks rumble across the bridge to North Korea and people stroll the promenade beside the Yalu River within sight of North Korean border guards. Read More »

Gulf County declares local state of emergency

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For more information about " Know Your Zone " or hurricane preparedness, visit Sarasota County Emergency Services . Forecasts as of Thursday afternoon projected 35 to 40 miles per hour, tropical storm-force winds to arrive in the area by about midday Sunday, he said. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: In Storm's Path, Georgia Declares a State of Emergency

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Jose formed well to the east of Irma and was not expected to pose an immediate threat to land, though it's too early to accurately predict the storm's path. Powerful winds and heavy rain swept through the former independent former Dutch colony of St Maarten, taking out a local webcam. Updated information can be found at readync.org throughout the storm . Read More »

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Rolling Back Sexual Assault Protections

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DeVos sought to remake Obama administration policy employing Title IX - a 1972 law barring sex-based discrimination in education - to deal with campus sexual assault allegations. In an effort to improve the system, DeVos said she would seek public feedback as well as institutional knowledge and professional expertise. "Any perceived offense can become a full-blown Title IX investigation", DeVos said. Read More »

Putin regrets Tillerson 'fell in with bad company'

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Two years later, he awarded Mr Tillerson the Order of Friendship. "He is moving to a slightly different direction but I hope the wind of friendship and cooperation will take him to the right path eventually", Putin, who was addressing an American moderator, said during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok. Read More »

Ryan hopes to combine DACA, border security in immigration bill: NYT interview

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The appeal of Trump for lots and lots of voters - especially Republicans - was that he had, quite literally, written the book on deal-making. "The President encouraged Congressional leaders to find a more permanent solution to the debt ceiling so the vote is not so frequently politicized", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Read More »

New York To Take Lead On 15-State DACA Lawsuit

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That's right: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state, and Washington, D.C., are literally suing the United States of America on the whole. Read More »

Students don white hoods in racially charged photo

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Creston Community High Principal Bill Messerole said his staff is going to have to figure out a way to address what happened. "Having had the opportunity to do some volunteer work at Creston High School on several occasions, I saw firsthand the love and care they have for all students". Read More »

In Russia, Japan PM urges 'greatest possible pressure' on N.Korea

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Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, cautioned against criticizing South Korea . President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian Federation does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power, following the isolated regime's latest nuclear test . Read More »

China Businesses Ready for Cooperation With Russian Far East - Regional Official

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Swaraj held talks with the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Sergei Donskoi, and said that India-Russia ties are rock solid and will move forward. She said that under the flagship programmes such as "Make in India" and "Start-up India", the Government had made concentrated efforts for attracting investments, technology, and best practices into the country from across the globe. Read More »

Gas prices rise to highest since September 2015

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One year ago, the average gas price in Florida was $2.29, AAA reported. Products are flowing to the region, but we'll have to keep a close on the storm, as Irma's path continues to be updated. The ten states that saw the smallest increases: Hawaii (+0.2 cents), Utah (+3 cents), Idaho (+5 cents), OR (+6 cents), Alaska (+6 cents), Washington (+7 cents), Nevada (+7 cents), MI (+8 cents), Arizona (+9 cents), Montana (+9 cents), IN (+10 cents). Read More »

Obama weighs in Trump's decision to threaten second generation migrants

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Guidelines under DACA were strict - students had to maintain good grades and have no criminal activity - and in return they could receive working permits and two-year waivers against deportation . The suit argues that the Trump administration decision to rescind DACA violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. I'm not sure about the basis, but I'd look to the attorney general for advice. Read More »

Democrats press for House action on immigration — The Latest

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Now their enthusiasm is dampened", she said . The march and rally had been previously planned. He says the issue was discussed during an Oval Office meeting with top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders. You represent the best of our country", she said. Unlike the other bills in Congress, it does not include a path to citizenship. All four of them are married to DACA recipients. Read More »

Putin: North Korea crisis may be 'impossible' to solve

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Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference in China on Tuesday, but said a decision to shutter Russian diplomatic outposts in the U.S. China, which shares a border with North Korea , not only fears a refugee crisis if the regime fails, but also values North Korea as a strategic buffer between China and South Korea, where the US maintains a large military presence. Read More »

Moon heads to Russian Federation for talks with Putin over N

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In his opening remarks, Moon reiterated his concerns about the North Korean situation, saying that Pyongyang has created a "very serious situation" in worldwide politics. Moon, who came to power this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with North Korea, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line. Read More »

South Korea to temporarily deploy four remaining THAAD launchers - ministry

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Seoul's Defense Ministry said Thursday it couldn't immediately confirm when the four new launchers will be operationally capable. Trying to block the entry of the THAAD equipment, hundreds of people clashed with police. A Thaad unit typically consists of six launchers, 48 interceptors, a fire control and communication unit and radar. "What is going on directly near our borders in terms of boosting the potential of a missile defense system, and this concerns both South Korea and Japan, we ... Read More »

Russian Federation could seek separate United Nations resolution on North Korea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on Wednesday that resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis was impossible with sanctions and pressure alone. Seoul has said the North could be planning another missile test. This is because Pyongyang's recent nuclear missile test loomed over the BRICS (Brazil, Russia , India, China , and South Africa) conference, which is the third time North Korea has spoiled China's big events. Read More »

Delta Connects Indianapolis to Paris-CDG With New Year-Round Service

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The first flight will leave from Indianapolis for Paris on May 24, just a couple days before the Indianapolis 500. It will be offered at least three times a week. "Today's news is the result of significant efforts on the part of many parties working collaboratively toward one collective goal", said Mario Rodriguez, Indianapolis Airport Authority executive director. Read More »

Putin, Moon See Trump as Willing to Defuse North Korea Crisis

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A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for banning textile exports and ending payments made to North Korean laborers sent overseas, further depriving the regime of revenue to pursue its military programs. Sanctions have done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with Trump, who has vowed to stop it from being able to hit the USA mainland with a nuclear weapon. Read More »

China Supports UN Action on North Korea While Urging Talks

Nebenzia said the only initiative on paper is a Chinese-Russian suspension-for-suspension proposal that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea halting their joint military exercises. Russian Federation condemns North Korea's nuclear test as "provocative", Putin told a televised news conference in China. China, a top trading partner with North Korea, and Russian Federation called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Read More »

Grenade attack by terrorists in Srinagar's Jahangir Chowk; 1 dead, 14 injured

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The grenade was aimed at the forces but it exploded very close to the thrower himself and as a result left the accused injured. He said among the injured was a traffic policeman, who was regulating traffic at the busy market. After the grenade attack, police and CRPF personnel rushed to the spot to collect evidences. However, later normalcy was restored. No organisation has claimed the responsibility of the attack. Read More »