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Exxon seeks waiver from US sanctions on Russia

With the sanctions still in place under President Trump, Exxon's Black Sea exploration rights are nearly due to expire, putting pressure on the oil company to negotiate a waiver from the US Treasury Department. News of Exxon's Treasury application drew sharp criticism in Congress over the past two days. Kara Sea is estimated to hold 87 billion barrels of oil , according to Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin. Read More »

Stoughton, Waunakee school districts receive Fab Lab Grants

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Kleefisch said the labs give students the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs after school. Jankowski wants to be a welder and has been able to work with the latest equipment professional welders are using. He and other state leaders visited more than 20 schools Tuesday, presenting grants worth almost $500,000 for their Fab Labs. Florence County School District was one of those schools. Read More »

National Eligibility Test may be held only once a year

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The CBSE has been asked to continue holding the National Eligibility Test (NET) and other tests till the proposed National Testing Agency is set up and operationalised. "The Board conducts the exam twice a year- once in January and the second time, in July". The CBSE had earlier written to the HRD ministry, saying it could no longer hold the NET because it was burdened with many exams. Read More »

German FM: Netanyahu cancellation would be regrettable

Netanyahu canceled his meeting with Sigmar Gabriel after the German statesman met with representatives of the Breaking the Silence NGO, an activist group composed of former Israeli soldiers critical of the government's actions in Palestinian territories, Efe news reported on Tuesday. Read More »

Civilians forced to eat cats in war-torn Mosul

Iraq's federal police moved forces 200 metres deeper into the Old City, getting closer to al-Nuri mosque, a statement said . The enemy's use of civilians as human shields is "a despicable tactic, and unfortunate, and heartbreaking", he said. Read More »

Flynn Likely Broke Law in Accepting Russian Payments, Lawmakers Say

Members of the military, including retired officers, remain subject to the emoluments clause . If Michael Flynn took money from Russian Federation, it was "inappropriate", the House Oversight committee chairman said Tuesday. Cummings said Flynn's failure to formally report the Russian payments on his security clearance paperwork amounted to concealment of the money, which could be prosecuted as a felony. Read More »

WFPIST Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack on Syrian Civilians

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At least 39 people are dead after a auto bomb exploded near a convoy carrying evacuees from besieged areas of Syria, human rights groups and Syrian media report. Groups fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army condemned it as a "treacherous terrorist attack". More than 5,000 people left Foua and Kafraya and about 2,200 left Madaya and Zabadani on Friday, the latest in a series of evacuations from the four towns under the agreement. Read More »

NY enacts free middle class college tuition

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To be eligible, students must be enrolled in college full time, take an average of 30 credits each year and complete their degrees on time. Those who are able to take advantage of the Excelsior Scholarship must live and work in the state for four the same number of years they received tuition-free education. Read More »

Controversial police footage shows unarmed youths detained at gunpoint in Grand Rapids

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The officers, with guns drawn, stopped the African American boys as they walked home from a basketball game after getting calls about an armed teen and a fight in the area. The officer asked the mother to understand his position. "Calm down, calm down, it'll be alright", Officer Caleb Johnson said. "It is unfortunate, on the flip side of this, that the teens had to endure this." The incident has sparked a degree of outrage in the local community. Read More »

AAP working on contingency plan after exit polls predict BJP surge ?

The meeting was also attended by senior party leaders including Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, and MLAs. "However, the Election Commission approved putting indelible mark on the left middle finger of the electors of Rajouri Garden for the bye-election held on April 9", the State Election Commission said. Read More »

White House blocks Flynn documents

Top members of the committee said yesterday that Mr Flynn had broken United States law by not fully disclosing his business dealings with Russian Federation when seeking a security clearance to work in the administration. Short, said they would not provide documents related to his contacts during his tenure as national security adviser. White House officials on Tuesday said they would not turn over documents pertaining to Flynn's foreign contacts while he served in the administration. Read More »

American Red Cross raises money to help families on Giving Day

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The campaign helps fund important services for people who are impacted by a disaster. "Disasters can happen at any time". And the thing is, you never know if you're going to need their services. Action 2 News This Morning went inside a building where the Red Cross holds supplies for fire victims and large-scale disasters. "97 percent of our staff is volunteers", Miller said. Read More »

North Korea marks founder's birthday with military parade, rolls out missiles

Soldiers carry flowers as they arrive to pay respects at the statues of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and late leader Kim Jong Il Friday in Pyongyang, North Korea . was aligning "all elements of national power" to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. While the two missile canisters appeared to accommodate missiles larger than any the country has publicly displayed, they were empty but insinuated North Korea's intentions to build larger ICBMs. Read More »

Bomb attack hits US base in eastern Afghanistan

Earlier Monday, a senior US military official told reporters in Kabul that Russian Federation was giving machine guns and other medium-weight weapons. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS hideouts in the country's east. Ghani called for a national day of mourning and travelled to Mazar-i-Sharif to visit the base. Read More »

Trump honors Patriots at White House

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The New York Times sports desk tweeted pictures comparing the size of the New England Patriots' turnout at the White House in 2015 and in 2017, visually indicating that many more Patriots visited the White House under Pres. The New York Times tweeted an update, writing that the total delegation was roughly the same. With the Patriots lined up behind him, Trump said: "No team has been this good for this long". Read More »

US Rejects Italy's Request to Help Stabilize Libya

Diplomats and analysts who closely follow developments in Libya said it was not entirely clear whether the president was signalling a break from the US's strong support of the Tripoli government led by Fayez al-Sarraj, or whether he was simply stating that he did not envisage the U.S. Read More »

Two pilots killed in aircraft crash

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The aircraft had taken off at around 9.25 am and was on its regular training sortie for NFTI, which is situated in the central city of Gondia. A small trainee aircraft today crashed into a river near Gondia in Maharashtra. The trainer aircraft, while flying over the river, got entangled in wires spread across it to measure the water level, the official told news agency IANS . Read More »

Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme

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One objective, said Trump aides, is to modify or replace the current lottery for H-1B visas with a merit-based system that would restrict the visas to highly skilled workers. The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to prevent immigration fraud and abuse. Read More »

MI football team arrives in Italy

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The team arrived in Rome on Sunday, and while the team has spent time meeting with a group of refugees and seeing the typical sights, there was a classic Harbaugh moment Monday. Anyway, as for why the Wolverines football team is in Rome, ostensibly it's to learn stuff. The Wolverines, led by coach Jim Harbaugh , are in Italy for eight days to visit the Vatican, hit the Colosseum, go to the opera and meet the pope. Read More »

Melania Trump remind Donald how the national anthem works

Hayes . This year's Easter Egg Roll will be smaller than those of past years - 35,000 people attended the Obama's final event. Watch Melania Trump give her husband, Donald , a little nudge to remind him to put his hand over his heart during national anthem. Read More »

Paul Manafort May Register as a Foreign Agent

Lobbying firms tied to Manafort in his prior work for the political party of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych are in the process of registering with the Justice Department. A lawyer for the Podesta Group said the Centre had certified in 2012 that it was not "directly or indirectly supervised, directed, controlled, financed or subsidized" by a foreign country, but that "information brought to light in recent months" prompted Podesta to review whether filing as congressional ... Read More »

Attacks test Egypt's president who orders state of emergency

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The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the church bombings in the Nile Delta cities of Alexandria and Tanta in which at least 44 people were killed. Peter and St. Paul Church in a Sunday mass. Sisi, who was not necessarily in the good books of the previous USA administration, was welcomed by President Trump who was quoted as saying "I just want to say to you, Mr. Read More »

US MOAB Strike Sends 'Important Message to Enemies' - Senator Graham

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The Afghan army reported that the attack killed 36 fighters of the Islamic State. The GBU-43 bomb, known in the military as a "massive ordnance air blast bomb", was dropped on the tunnel complex in Achin from a U.S.aircraft at 7:32 p.m. Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai condemned the attack stating it was not used in a fight against terrorists but the country of Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he had not personally authorized the weapon's use, ... Read More »

Udall On Trump Refusal To Release Visitor Logs

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The common practice of publicising the White House visitors log under the Obama administration will be stopped due to security reasons. The Washington Post says the Obama White House released the names of "nearly 6 million lobbyists and other visitors". Read More »

Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

Officials are unveiling President Donald Trump's tax reform plan , which they say cuts the top income tax rate from 39.6 to 35 percent. Now the argument will be the trickier one - that higher growth from the tax cuts, which will also mean lower rates for SMEs and individuals, will increase revenue. Read More »

Protesters march before EPA boss visits IN lead cleanup site

Pruitt's visit to the West Calumet housing project in East Chicago, Indiana, was the first he has made as EPA administrator to any of the any of the nation's 1,300 superfund sites. We call upon the EPA administrator. But he also wishes leaders like Holcomb and Pruitt will spend more time speaking with residents directly. The land we walk upon is contaminated. Read More »

Ivanka Defends Her Father On Berlin Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump says letting Syrian refugees into the United States "has to be part of the discussion" on how to deal with people fleeing conflict in the war-torn country. She also admitted that she is a feminist and in view of that, she said, "I think of feminism as believing in the social, political and economic equality for all genders". Read More »

XTurkish strikes kill over 24 Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Both Kurdish forces are close USA allies in the war against IS. "We consider such actions unacceptable". A US military officer accompanied YPG commanders on a tour of the sites hit near Syria's frontier with Turkey later on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, demonstrating the close partnership. Read More »

French intelligence blames Syrian regime for deadly chemical attack

Turkey said it struck rebels taking part in the Kurdish insurgency in its southeast. On President Donald Trump's orders, U.S. warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat airbase, United States officials said. Among the elements found in the samples were hexamine, a hallmark of sarin that characterizes the one produced by the Syrian government, Ayrault told reporters following a defense and security cabinet meeting in Elysee. Read More »

United States nuke-powered submarine arrives in S. Korea

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North Korean artillery, seen in a file photo, reportedly conducted a massive show of force. . Kim's forces executed the exercise as they marked 85th anniversary of the army's founding yesterday. Japan's envoy on North Korea , Kenji Kanasugi, said after talks with his United States and South Korean counterparts that they agreed China should take a concrete role to resolve the crisis and it could use an oil embargo as a tool to press the North. Read More »

Airstrike kills 12 PKK militants in Iraq and SE Turkey

Abdel Rahman said a female Kurdish fighter was among the dead. Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) inspect the damage at their headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria April 25, 2017. Read More »

French intelligence says Syria behind the deadly sarin gas attack

Mr Ayrault also said French intelligence services showed only Syrian Government forces could have launched such an attack using a bomber taking off from the Sharyat airbase. Assad's assertion that the attack was fabricated was "not credible" given the mass flows of casualties in a short space of time arriving in Syrian and Turkish hospitals as well as the sheer quantity of social media posts and video showing people with neurotoxic symptoms, said the report. Read More »

Le Pen vows to end immigration if elected President

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Elite police and agents from France's domestic intelligence agency detained the two Frenchmen - identified only as 23-year-old Clement B. and Mahiedine M., 29 - in the Mediterranean port city and Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said they were known to be "radicalised". Read More »