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Trump, Walker discuss Wisconsin dairy dispute

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If milk doesn't to Canada, firms must find other places to sell it, sometimes undercutting the already low price that dairy farmers are getting for their milk. Some dairy operations are helping each other out. There are only seven days left for dozens of dairy farms who are at risk of shutting down because of a trade dispute with Canada. Read More »

Door seems closed completely to Trump tax returns release

A lower business tax rate will also discourage corporate inversions and companies from moving jobs overseas. To his credit, one big provision Trump does want to repeal is the one which allows individuals to deduct state and local taxes. During an interview on ABC News on Thursday, George Stephanopoulos asked Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin if he could guarantee that middle-class families wouldn't pay any additional taxes under the administration's plan - and Mnuchin replied that he ... Read More »

Japanese Ships Join US Carrier En Route to Korean Peninsula

The US government's announcement that it is dispatching the USS Carl Vinson to the waters around the Korean Peninsula is part of its recent pressure on North Korea not to carry out a missile launch or a nuclear test. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific . Adding to the heightened tension, North Korea detained a US citizen on Saturday as he attempted to leave the country. Read More »

EU's Tusk says Brexit talks to be difficult, sometimes confrontational

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It will be sent to all member states for approval. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief negotiator, on Thursday suggested that the Government was trying to use terrorism co-operation as a "bargaining" chip. But the bloc insisted that it would have to be under EU rules and the European Court of Justice , a politically toxic condition in Britain give that national sovereignty was a key issue in the Brexit referendum. Read More »

Boris Johnson launches scathing attack on Jeremy Corbyn

Labour fought to keep the election agenda on domestic policy, highlighting plans to build a million homes, including at least 500,000 council houses. We know who is going to be prime minister on June 9. At a campaign rally in Leeds she stressed instead the importance of finding a solution to the conflict with a "political transition away from President Assad". Read More »

Ivanka Trump booed after defending her father

Ivanka continued saying that she "heard the criticism from the media and that has been perpetuated" and went on to add that "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive". But she has faced a backlash in the United States, particularly from liberals who think she has done little to temper her father's conservative agenda. Read More »

After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts 'target' from Syria

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Israeli media said residents in the northern town of Safed reported seeing two missiles being launched and of explosions occurring afterward. No casualties have been reported so far, and Israeli officials offered a rare confirmation for the attack, saying it was "in keeping with" Israeli policy. Read More »

Trump won't ditch NAFTA

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USA trade with Canada and Mexico totals nearly $1.2 trillion per year, almost double that of US trade with China. The White House had been considering an executive order exiting the Nafta as early as Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday, but there was a split among his top advisers over whether to take the step. Read More »

French riot police clash with youths protesting election

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French high school students scuffled with riot police in a cloud of tear gas during a Paris protest in which they pained Le Pen as an extreme nationalist with risky views and Macron as too cozy with the finance world. Speaking later in an interview for the TF1 channel, he said France's biggest challenge was mass employment and it needed a policy "which allows companies to hire and invest". Read More »

Dems launch pro-Ossoff ad blitz in Georgia

No candidate - Ossoff or otherwise - won 50 percent of the vote in the special election. "We have defied the odds. shattered expectations", Ossoff told supporters, adding that they'd "carry us to victory" in June. The president barely edged Hillary Clinton here in November, falling short of a majority four years after Republican Mitt Romney got more than 60 percent of the presidential vote. Read More »

Sec. Def. Mattis Makes Unannounced Trip to Afghanistan

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The resignations came as US Secretary of State Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan for a visit during which he is expected to meet US troops stationed there and Afghan officials. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher. In the 1980s, Russian Federation fought its own war in Afghanistan, losing thousands of troops to insurgents supplied with advanced US weaponry, such as shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. Read More »

France says Assad behind sarin attack

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Sign up for the online chat with Air Force Deputy CIO Bill Marion II on May 9, at 10 a.m. (EDT). "This method is the signature of the regime and it is what enables us to establish the responsibility of the attack". Damascus denied the accusation of being behind the attack and noted that the incident was a "fabrication" to justify the subsequent U.S. missile strike on Shayrat Airfield in Homs province. Read More »

Turkey gave about 20 minutes notice before Syria strikes

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According to the report, Kurdish Popular Protection Units were attacked by Turkish artillery from the border region of Sanliurfa, which also have several troops in areas in the north of the Syrian province. "We call on all forces to remain focused on the fight to defeat ISIS, which is the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace, security", said Air Force Col John L. Read More »

The US And Canada Are Fighting About Milk And Wood - Again

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The two leaders met at the White House earlier this year. The president is also blasting Canada for protecting dairy manufacturers, a measure he says is putting USA farmers out of business. "We look forward to constructive discussions with the Canadians as we get into NAFTA", Ross concluded. On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with President Trump by phone about the proposed tariff. Read More »

Trump to launch probe of aluminum imports

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High-purity aluminum is used for a number of defense purposes, including in military planes and in 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 »

Huth's own goal hands Arsenal 1-0 PL win over Leicester

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Referee Mike Jones did not fall for Sanchez's melodramatics, duly booking Arsenal's number seven, with the fourth official receiving the brunt of Arsene Wenger's complaints at the injustice. I think we can all agree, that's pretty amusing. While reigning champion Leicester is only six points above the relegation zone with five games remaining, Arsenal's mission is returning to the top four. Read More »

North Korea's Kim must come to 'his senses': United States naval commander

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However, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris told Congress on Wednesday, that the threats from North Korea needed to be taken seriously. South Korea has accused China of discriminating against some South Korean companies operating in China because of the deployment. South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has vowed to reconsider the deployment if he wins the May 9 election, saying that the country should consider relations with China. Read More »

N Korea seeks Asean support in row with US

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A North Korean government official in a rare interview promised his country's nuclear tests would " never stop " as long as the U.S. continued what they viewed as "acts of aggression". But Harris said he's become "cautiously optimistic" following recent talks between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. On Wednesday, the White House invited all 100 senators to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Read More »

RBC Heritage Notebook: DeLaet, Donald share lead at 10-under

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This round is certainly welcome news for Cauley ... and unexpected. He also missed the cut at the Masters last week, marking the first time he has missed back-to-back cuts since July 2011. The Frenchman made four birdies and an eagle and was one stroke ahead of Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard (71) and South Africa's Trevor Fisher Jr. Dufner got his round going with the early eagles. Read More »

Venezuela: Protesters and police clash at opposition march

Nineteen of the 35 OAS member countries called for a special meeting in Washington Wednesday afternoon on the current situation in Venezuela, a further step on the road toward sanctions. Protesters threw stones and petrol bombs. On a bridge in east Caracas , masked youths picked up tear gas canisters fired at them to hurl back at security forces or into a nearby trash-strewn river. Read More »

China needs to boost economic pressure on North Korea

China opposes the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, being installed in South Korea. Today, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to press hard for global action on the North Korea issue as he chairs a special meeting of the UN Security Council in NY. Read More »

President Trump: Economic growth is going to pay for new tax cuts

To no one's surprise, Trump's "plan" completely eliminates the AMT. The benchmark Dow Jones industrial average of blue-chip stocks on Wednesday closed down one-tenth of 1 percent. CNBC revealed the names of some of the highest tax-paying companies of the S&P 500. "If this thing falls flat on its face, I think you would see the financial markets take a nose dive in reaction to it". Read More »

UofL interim president outlines steps to oversee athletics

Schnatter's comments, made two weeks ago during a UofL Board meeting, seemed to suggest more scrutiny was needed for UofL Athletics and that Jurich and Athletic leadership had been invisible. Athletics board member Bill Stone said Schnatter is a big part of U of L's success, but his comments were wrong. "We've got to get the Foundation where people are confident to write checks to this place again", Stone said. Read More »

Maduro Says Yes to Venezuela Elections, but Not for President

Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up one of the first rallies in eastern Caracas early Monday while other groups were gathering elsewhere, the opposition said. The announcement of Carrillo's death came just hours before the start of a new wave of protests called by the opposition against the Madruo government. Read More »

Rural Utah Reacts To Trump Order

The Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act orders Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review "all Presidential designations or expansions of designations" under the act made since January 1, 1996 "where the designation covers more than 100,000 acres, where the designation after expansion covers more than 100,000 acres, or where the Secretary determines that the designation or expansion was made without adequate public outreach and coordination ... Read More »

South Korea deploys parts of United States missile defense

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The White House plans to host all members of the Senate for a briefing on North Korea on Wednesday. The United States has speculated that North Korea could carry out another nuclear or missile test timed to Tuesday's celebration. The day coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of the North's military. North Korea warned over the weekend that it is "ready to sink" the USS Carl Vinson, claiming that it could bring down the 96-thousand-ton vessel "with a single strike". Read More »

Johnson joins election fray with 'Eton insults'

Mr Johnson said that the question of whether parliamentary approval would be needed for any military action "needs to be tested". The United Kingdom has been involved in Syria since late 2015, when the UK Parliament approved airstrikes against terrorists as part of the US-led coalition nearly two years after voting down former Prime Minister David Cameron's motion proposing military intervention in Syria in 2013. Read More »

Smoking gun: Flynn took Russian money after Pentagon warned it was illegal

A second document, a letter from the Defense Department's inspector general, informed the House Oversight Committee it was investigating the matter. On Thursday, 18 House Democrats on the oversight committee signed a letter calling on Chaffetz to do more to pressure the White House to release documents regarding Flynn. Read More »

Turkish High Court Rejects Opposition Bid Appeal Referendum

Mr Yildirim told reporters Turkey would decide on what steps it would now take regarding the decision by the Strasbourg-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Cinar noted that the European Union takes no notice of the mistakes made by its member countries. How could a European assembly of parliamentarians remain silent when the two leaders of Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP), 10 other members of parliament from the party, and hundreds of elected mayors and ... Read More »

Turkey bombs Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria, killing more than 20

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, conducted airstrikes in northern Syria on Monday night, killing "a significant number" of Kurdish YPG fighters, who have been "very important to the fight against ISIS", Air Force Col. Turkey also rejected US charges that less than an hour's notice was given of the airstrikes. The airstrikes in Syria and Iraq mark an escalation by Turkey and put it in direct conflict with the US-led coalition's mission against ISIS there. Read More »

Israeli Missile Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft That Crossed Border

It was the second Israeli interception of a target coming from Syria in the past few weeks. Arab media noted that warehouses used by Hezbollah and Iran to store weapons are located at the Damascus airport. The weapons are believed to have been transported through the airport via commercial and cargo planes. Intelligence sources put their numbers at 10,000 to 20,000 and say they play a significant role in military campaigns launched by the Syrian army. Read More »

Trump threatens Canada over milk imports

NY dairy farmers face the same problem. "(The farmers) have nowhere to ship and sell product in a market that is oversupplied", host Mike Gousha said. Estimates from the Dairy Business Association say Grassland commanded about two thirds, or $100 million, of that business, while two other companies in NY represented the rest. Read More »