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Nearing 100-day mark, President Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

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On Sunday, Donald Trump will have been in office for 100 days, a time when political analysts traditionally give presidents their first round of formal assessments. Clinic". Numerous more high-profile promises he made on the campaign trail are stalled or incomplete, like building a border wall, renegotiating or scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement, temporarily barring visitors from a number of predominantly Muslim countries and revamping health care. Read More »

White House: Trump will not immediately bolt from NAFTA

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told NPR's Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition , "We got very clear feedback that the case was they're not going to be pulling out and making that announcement this week, so we're definitely relieved". Trump could withdraw from NAFTA - but he would have to give six months' notice. It is unclear what would happen next. The United States went from running a small trade surplus with Mexico in the early 1990s to a $63 billion deficit in 2016. Read More »

Venezuela: Death Toll Hits 29 as Protests Continue

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Rodriguez says Maduro's administration has been forced to counter what it sees as an attempt by the OAS and conservative regional governments to topple Maduro. Protests continued this week when the opposition organized nationwide sit-down demonstrations that sent tens of thousands out to block the nation's highways, snarling traffic and provoking government responses that included tear gas and rubber bullets fired by police and the National Guard. Read More »

Coca-Cola to cut 1200 jobs, boosts savings target

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Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of The Coca-Cola in a report on Monday, April 10th. The share last price represents downtick move of -3.75% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 9.05% above change in value from its 52-Week low price. Read More »

Canada threatens to play hardball with Trump over lumber tariffs

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President Donald Trump decided against terminating the NAFTA treaty after the leaders of Mexico and Canada called him and asked him to work on a new trade between the three countries. "That was not possible to achieve". The verbal attack on Canada - which was reinforced by USA announcements of sweeping tariffs on Canadian lumber imports - has few parallels in modern history and drew an immediate rebuke from the other side of the border, triggering fears of a trade war between the two major ... Read More »

Trump, speaking at Holocaust memorial: 'We'll never be silent'

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On an official trip to Berlin on Tuesday, Ms Trump, now working at the White House as an assistant to the president, visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Some also thought Trump had waited too long to come out forcefully against bomb threats against Jewish community centers nationwide. "This is not someone who deserves the platform of speaking at a national day of remembrance of the Holocaust". Read More »

Hundreds more held in Turkey over suspected links to U.S. cleric Gulen

The authorities said another 2,200 people were being sought in relation to the investigation into a movement loyal to US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan argues that strengthening the presidency will avert instability associated with coalition governments, at a time when Turkey also faces security threats from extremists and Kurdish militants. Read More »

'Power like gin on empty stomach': Pope Francis' surprise TED talk

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The Post says that when the pontiff appeared on screen, "the room erupted in applause". But all it takes is for one person to stop and help, and change the lives of people around us. "Instead of self-help, other-help". Interdependence: "None of us is an island, an autonomous and independent 'I, ' separated from the other", he said. Read More »

Not justifiable to keep Lokpal Act's operation pending: SC

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Parliamentary law dictates that the Leader of the Opposition must be elected from the party that has the second-largest seat share in the Lok Sabha, provided that seat-share has crossed 10 percent of the total seats in the House. "In this regard, all that the court would like to say and observe is that such attempts at achieving better results in the working of any statute is a perpetual and ongoing exercise, dictated by the experiences gained on the working of the act". Read More »

Lawyers: Dragged United Airlines Passenger Settles With Airline

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The deal means United will not face a lawsuit, which could have been costly, both in legal bills and in further damage to the airline's reputation. The incident was a major embarrassment for United. The company also said traveling crews are to be booked onto a flight 60 minutes before departure. The airline uses offers to encourage volunteers to deboard a plane and had 16 volunteers for each passenger who had to be involuntarily denied boarding, Munoz said in the letter to the U.S. Read More »

Macedonia opposition leader injured in protest

Xhaferi was the first Albanian elected to become parliament speaker since Macedonia became independent in 1991. Socialist SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev and 10 police officers were injured in a confrontation as Macedonia's parliament in capital city Skopje was stormed on April 27, reports from the capital city said . Read More »

Merkel warns Britons not to delude themselves over Brexit

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The German Chancellor underlined that the EU's 28 member states should adopt a common policy on future relations with Turkey, based on a clear and smart approach. "But that would be a waste of time". The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said "we are ready, we are ready" as he entered the meeting. These were "too big for Europe to be able to afford to focus on itself for the next two years, regardless of Brexit ", she said. Read More »

Argentina leader calls for keeping up pressure on Venezuela

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Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an worldwide chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country. Riot police fire tear gas toward opposition supporters during clashes while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas , Venezuela April 26, 2017. Read More »

Belarus protesters march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

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Prominent figures from the Irish music industry, such as Jack L, Bell X 1's Paul Noonan, Gavin Glass and Maria Doyle Kennedy, are gathering for a special concert in Kilkenny to mark the 31st Anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster and raise vital funds for CCI's life-saving programmes in Belarus and Ukraine. Read More »

Dinakaran arrested, to be produced in court today

Dhinakaran was appointed as Deputy General Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Deputy. The Delhi Police has booked Dinakaran for allegedly attempting to bribe Election Commission officials through Chandrasekar to get a favourable verdict in the party's two leaves symbol case. Read More »

Housing, the overdose crisis, leadership feature in feisty BC leaders' debate

The NDP platform has been "crystal clear" and Clark's party is spending most of their time "throwing mud" instead of engaging with voters, he said. Clark took aim at Horgan's proposal to provide renters with a $400-a-year tax credit, and accused him of wanting to cancel her government's program to offer second mortgages up to $37,500 with five years interest free. Read More »

Police in Scotland warn lawmakers over suspicious packages

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Those three parcels contained a "white powder-type substance" - described as being "non-harmful but with malicious intent" - and had links to the upcoming general election, officials said. A statement issued to MSPs Thursday by Scottish Parliament security chiefs said: "All packages were associated with the forthcoming United Kingdom general election". Read More »

Dortmund bus bombing carried out by market 'speculator'

The suspect, who was arrested near the southwestern German city of Tuebingen, was staying at the Dortmund team hotel on the day of the attack, according to a statement released by the prosecutor's office. The attack occurred prior to Dortmund's Champions League match against AS Monaco and resulted in defender Marc Bartra suffering a broken wrist . Koehler said there was "no indiction so far" of accomplices, but said investigators did not rule out that others were involved. Read More »

Marine Le Pen stepping down from Front National in SHOCK move

The 48-year-old female presidential contender succeeded her father Jean-Marie Le Pen in 2011 to head the NF party. "If I'd been in her place I would have had a Trump-like campaign, a more open one, very aggressive against those responsible for the decadence of our country, whether left or right", the 88-year-old Le Pen told RTL radio . Read More »

Champs-Elysees gunman had shot at French police before, ofiicials say

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There was good reason to investigate 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi - he had already served 11 years in prison for trying to kill another police officer, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Friday. While in detention, he shot and wounded a prison officer after seizing his gun. "Investigations will now focus on determining [whether he had] the benefit of possible accomplices", he said at a news conference. Read More »

$600M flees Home Capital accounts over three days

The $C2 billion ($1.5 billion) loan is coming from an institutional investor that Home Capital did not identify, and the lender's agreement is non-binding. Home Capital expects a firm deal later the same day. Canada's banking regulator is "monitoring the situation closely" but isn't allowed to disclose details of any supervision, Annik Faucher, spokeswoman for the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, said in an emailed statement. Read More »

USA to tighten sanctions on North Korea

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R. McMaster. North Korea has the power to launch a strike on American soil, the top USA commander in the Pacific warned last night as he threatened to shoot down missiles fired by the rogue regime. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready "with the best technology" to defeat any North Korean missile threats. Read More »

Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

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High-purity aluminum is used in a number of defense applications, including military planes and the armor-plating of military vehicles. "In many critical things such as the very high purity of the aluminium we need in aerospace, we only have one producer", he said, arguing "that's not a good formula". Read More »

Pence says still "a chance" diplomacy can stop North Korea

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Mr Turnbull said the government was committed to ensuring the North Korean regime acted responsibly. Pence said the TPP was a "thing of the past" and Washington would not wait forever for results from the talks. On Tuesday morning, US Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday that America is ready to work closely with its Asian allies in the region to achieve 'a peaceable resolution and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. Read More »

Thousands March in Silence for Those Killed During Caracas Protests

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On Thursday evening, armed groups hired by the opposition attacked a maternal and children's hospital in the El Valle neighborhood with 54 children inside, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said . Some of the protesters said they were not afraid of the government. There was a heavy security presence Friday in the capital, as residents and workers cleaned up the destruction left by the clashes and looting. Read More »

Pentagon warned Michael Flynn about receiving payments from foreign governments

The White House recently told the committee that documents the lawmakers sought would not be turned over because they contained classified information or were not relevant to the committee's investigation. "General Flynn's attorney says he discussed his trip to Moscow with DIA, but we have no evidence, not a shred, that he disclosed his payments", Cummings said Thursday. Read More »

President Trump Calls Holocaust Deniers 'Accomplices to Evil'

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He said those who deny the Holocaust happened are "filled with such hate, total hate". Denying the holocaust is only one of the forms of risky anti-Semitism that continues all around the world. People walk in front of a gate with the words "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free), in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz as thousands of people, mostly youth from all over the world gather for the annual "March of the Living" on Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland, April 24, 2017. Read More »

Empowering women with education will have positive impact on the future: President

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NIRF is a valuable initiative and he was sure that with greater and more involved participation, this indicator will provide impetus to our institutions to do better in the coming years. The girls outshone boys in securing degrees, which was much appreciated by the President. "It is important that young women particularly those belonging to marginal sections gain increased access to the portals of colleges and universities". Read More »

Conte accuses people of creating Chelsea 'problems'

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Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea s latest win reaffirmed the status of Conte s side as England s team to beat. "This win maybe gives us more confidence for the rest of the season", Hazard told the Chelsea website. Read More »

Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent

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That same poll - which surveyed 1,214 adults nationwide - found that although most independent voters don't approve of Trump's job performance so far, 69 percent said they need more time to properly evaluate it. They did have a problem with one of his campaign promises - building a wall along the Mexican border. Almost 60 percent of all voters oppose the wall, including 92 percent of Democrats, the poll found. Read More »

China welcomes USA saying it's open to talks on North Korea

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South Korea on Wednesday moved parts of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, missile defense system to its deployment site, on what had been a golf course, about 250 km (155 miles) south of the capital, Seoul , signaling a faster installation of the system. Read More »

Trump says he won't pull United States out of NAFTA

The U-turn followed a reversal on his trade stance on China. He had decided, he said, to instead reward Beijing for helping deal with a belligerent North Korea. that a disruption like canceling NAFTA, even if it theoretically eventually might lead to better outcomes, would cause a lot of short and medium-term pain", said Trudeau. Read More »