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U.S. says N. Korea trying to flex muscle with American detainee

HEALTHCARE A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the Whit...

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Paris: Attacker kills officer before being shot dead

John Finney, an American tourist from Kentucky visiting Paris with his family told NBC News that he had been 10 feet away when the shooter opened fire. Said by polls to be running neck-and-neck with...

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Twelve People Killed in Venezuela in Overnight Violence

Opposition leaders marched with their arms wrapped around each other into western Caracas , vowing to continue protesting until new elections are granted. Protests have been roiling Venezuela on an...

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France's Macron wary of far-right and far-left

France's Macron wary of far-right and far-left

A daily Opinionway poll on Monday put Mr Macron and Ms Le Pen neck and neck in the first round of voting at 22 percent, with Mr Fillon at their heals on 21 percent followed by Mr Mélenchon on 18 p...

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French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

With his words, he drew a sharp contrast with his opponent, who has floated the idea of referendum - dubbed "Frexit" - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. There is a part of the old l...

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Trump's 100 Days: A Rattled Establishment, Some Surprises

Trump's 100 Days: A Rattled Establishment, Some Surprises

However, while Trump would retain nearly all of his support if the election were held again today (96 percent), fewer of Clinton's supporters say they'd stick with her (85 percent), producing a 40-4...

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Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin featured on teen's prom dress

Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin featured on teen's prom dress

Her dress features Trayvon Martin most prominently and combines a black lace bodice and lace train blocks with swathes of black-and-white photos of people of color killed by police. Torrence told Ess...

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International mission member killed in Ukraine blast

International mission member killed in Ukraine blast

The incident occurred close to Ukraine's volatile front line near the village of Pryshyb in a rebel-run region of the separatist fiefdom of Lugansk. An unnamed OSCE official told the AFP news agen...

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US Treasury secretary: Tax cuts won't raise budget deficit

This is the same rate that Trump pursued during his 2016 campaign, but officials had not signaled since the election whether he would stick to the pledge. But none emerged. A White House official said...

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Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban

USA defence secretary Jim Mattis, making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday, described the Taliban as a "barbaric enemy" days after an attack by the group on an army camp killed more than 1...

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Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

In January, on worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Trump administration statement failed to mention Jews, the overwhelming majority of those who were killed in concentration camps under Nazi dictat...

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Migrant boat death toll rises to 15: Greek coastguard

Migrant boat death toll rises to 15: Greek coastguard

According to information from the Greek coast guard authorities, the Turkish coast guard received distress calls from the vessel which was in trouble but did not specify its location, and they duly in...

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France's far-right reaches across spectrum as runoff looms

Le Pen, on the other hand, firmly backs Assad and distanced herself from Trump over recent US airstrikes targeting Assad's regime. Politically, he was a member of the Socialist Party for three years...

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Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said "with this attack, the Syrian regime has plumbed new depths of horror". The Russian government called for an independent UN investigation into the che...

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Macron ahead of the other 10 candidates in French election

Macron ahead of the other 10 candidates in French election

At 5th most convincing was Socialist party candidate Benoit Hamon, with 9 percent. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was attacked from all sides over Europe as presidential candidates went hea...

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Liberal Democrats will promise voters chance to reverse Brexit in second referendum

Liberal Democrats will promise voters chance to reverse Brexit in second referendum

Tim Farron's failure to state gay sex is not a sin is "pretty offensive" and will anger many people, MPs have said. "It is still possible for the British people to stop a Hard Brexit and keep us in...

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Hollande endorses centrist presidential candidate

Hollande endorses centrist presidential candidate

Far-right candidate Le Pen and centrist Macron were largely expected to pull ahead in the first round of the French contest. Macron received the support of 23.9% of all French voters, and Le Pen g...

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Russia is now the world's third largest military spender

Russia is now the world's third largest military spender

On the other hand, economic growth in the region has generally continued, even if sometimes at a lower rate than in previous years, which makes it possible to increase military spending without increa...

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Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

So despite a possible government shutdown, despite rebuttals from Mexican leadership and as well as leadership in Congress about funding, President Trump is continuing to push forward with what was pe...

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US sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

USA officials say the Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it. USA military ...

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Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

However, the chief prosecutor said Cheurfi was known as a criminal offender but had showed no signs of "radicalization" . A serial offender, he spent almost 14 years in prison for a range of crimes...

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Donald Trump has one real measure of success

Donald Trump has one real measure of success

President Trump reportedly admires Spicer's TV ratings. That guy gets great ratings. After Spicer's first press briefing in January, where he claimed that Trump's inauguration drew larger crowds t...

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President Trump brags about drawing highest ratings since 9/11

President Trump brags about drawing highest ratings since 9/11

Trump also said Fox News' Chris Wallace drew in almost 10 million viewers when he spoke to Trump in fall 2016. Trump said he helped the CBS Sunday morning political talk show score 5.2 million ...

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Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

IPIC had guaranteed bonds issued by 1MDB, the two companies said in separate statements, but now 1MDB and Malaysia's Ministry of Finance will assume responsibility for all future interest and principa...

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The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

The commentary was carried on page three of the newspaper, after a two-page feature about leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a pig farm. China also issued a stern warning earlier this month that a confli...

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US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Chile's Coast

US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Chile's Coast

Local media in the Lancaster area said there were no reports of injuries or property damage. The Navy's hydrographic and oceanographic service found that the quake "has the characteristics to genera...

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Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular

As he tells The Associated Press in an Oval Office interview: "It's a different kind of a presidency". Saturday will be his 100th day. "The plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten ...

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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Politico also noted that "in a series of unpublicized court filings, the Justice Department dropped charges and worldwide arrest warrants against 14 other men, all of them fugitives". "Without that k...

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Gas prices still inching up in northern New England

Gas prices still inching up in northern New England

Gasbuddy.com Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says the slow climb in gas prices is surprising. Not only have Tennessee gas prices reached the highest daily average since June 2016, but Knoxville is ...

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Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Wednesday's briefing was originally scheduled for a secure room at the Capitol, but President Donald Trump suggested a shift to the White House, congressional aides said. South Korea said on Monday ...

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Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

YouGov has released its first snapshot of voter intention in Wales, amid dire national poll ratings for Labour. Our new poll asked how people would vote in a general election for the House of Common...

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Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

Shahhussain Murtazawi, a spokesman for the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, confirmed the resignations of the defense minister, Gen. Abdullah Habibi, and the chief of staff, Gen. From January 1 thr...

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Australia plans to raise more barriers to citizenship

But critics have long contended that there were no safeguard to protect overseas workers, and ensure employers looked toward hiring in Australia first. Does Australia's principle of freedom of religio...

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French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

So did the global community: then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell, without specifically urging a vote against Le Pen, tipped his hand when he said: "I'm pleased that the polls suggest he will be ov...

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Palestinians ask Red Cross to intervene in hunger strike

Palestinians ask Red Cross to intervene in hunger strike

The lynching of the two soldiers inside a Palestinian Authority police station in Ramallah was one of the most brutal crimes perpetrated by Palestinians. The article, penned to commemorate hunger-str...

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European Parliament chief: United Kingdom election 'good for EU

Britain decided at a referendum held in 2016, to exit from the European Union, which cost David Cameron his premiership and which brought about a new government led by Theresa May. The party lost Wi...

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

Americans now spend 6.1 billion hours and $230 billion trying to comply with the tax code, he said. "Tax reform is way too complicated", he said. Asked at an off-camera briefing earlier in the day w...

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Local football standout loses father in accidental shooting

Local football standout loses father in accidental shooting

According to police, 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph was shot while working as a repairman in an area nightclub. "I feel like he's a great person and I'd love to hang out with him anytime", he said. Trage...

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Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

Freeland previously called on Russian President Vladimir Putin, an ally of Syria , to step in to find a way to remove Assad and bring peace to Syria, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporatio...

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Macron, Le Pen Likely To Face Each Other In Presidential Runoff

Macron, Le Pen Likely To Face Each Other In Presidential Runoff

In a defiant speech, Mr Melenchon refused to concede defeat before the official count confirmed pollsters' projections and did not say how he would vote in the next round. "There are no signs that reg...

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