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Treasurer slams bank 'whinge' but says levy won't increase

Treasurer slams bank 'whinge' but says levy won't increase

The tax, which will be introduced on July 1, is forecast to reap $6.2billion for the government over four years. As the country's five largest banks ramp up their fight against the $6.2 billion tax,...

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Local elections bring cheer for Theresa May

A total of 4,851 council seats were up for grabs in 88 councils - all of those in Scotland and Wales and 34 in England - five weeks before the general election. "We knew it was going to be a struggle ...

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Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

The political commentariate is ruminating over the dozens of "what if?" scenarios following Tuesday's provincial election, which resulted in a hung legislature. He's already discussing his bargaining ...

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China's Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Beijing for the summit, and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also expected to attend. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Silk Road ...

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Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

Labour has lost control of Glasgow for the first time in almost 40 years. Barrhead, in East Renfrewshire, elected its first Conservative councillor in 25 years, as did Cumnock in East Ayrshire and t...

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In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

A Kremlin spokesman said earlier that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Beijing, was concerned about the missile test by North Korea. The flight path of a ballistic missile fired by ...

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LeT terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces

LeT terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces

The firefight took place around 4 pm. On May 6, two policemen and two civilians were killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam region. As per reports , six terrorists, belonging to...

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French president-elect backs Paris Olympics bid

French president-elect backs Paris Olympics bid

The consolation prize would not only be a disappointment in LA, it would leave the city with challenges from maintaining public interest to recasting deals for stadiums, arenas and housing that have b...

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Foreign Minister Lavrov jokes about Comey firing at State Department

Foreign Minister Lavrov jokes about Comey firing at State Department

Initially, the White House indicated the photo spray would be with Lavrov. Trump recently described relations as being at an "all-time low". Under former US President Barack Obama, a Kremlin spokesman...

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20 years on Nepal votes in local polls

20 years on Nepal votes in local polls

Election Commission of Nepal have campaigned to inform the voters but it seemed ineffective as many don't know the size of the ballot and folding technique. Voting was being held in 281 of the 283 mun...

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We have confidence in Osinbajo - US, UK

We have confidence in Osinbajo - US, UK

It was slightly higher than the expenditure first put forward by President Muhammadu Buhari in December. On Tuesday, 8th May 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari , for the fourth time in his two years ...

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Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

The White House had no immediate comment. People familiar with the inner workings of the White House sought to portray the situation as serious, but not frantic or desperate - more like a bad news c...

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Melissa McCarthy, as Sean Spicer, rides her podium through NY

The network posted a video on Facebook . The eight-minute sketch, which features McCarthy's Spicer angrily berating the press, chewing massive amounts of gum, and using props, has racked up over 27 m...

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Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

That student then pulls Gabriel into a wall. An Ohio coroner is reopening the investigation into an 8-year-old boy's suicide. In the 24-minute-long video, Gabriel appears to be shaking hands wit...

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Mattis tells Turkey's PM: US committed to your security

The president has authorized the Pentagon to heavily arm Kurdish fighters in Syria in an attempt to take back the Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa. But Ankara regards it as a terror group and the...

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North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

Kim Mi-ok, right, and her husband Kim Hak-song, who has been detained by North Korea, are seen in a photo provided to CNN by the family. Four U.S. When an American citizen is reported detained, ...

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On 'Satyagraha' against AAP, Kapil Mishra attacked by 'party volunteer'

On 'Satyagraha' against AAP, Kapil Mishra attacked by 'party volunteer'

Mishra said AAP leader Sanjay Singh had visited Russian Federation and the latter must provide the details of the trip. "As a mother, I request you to give him the small information what he has asked ...

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Trump Establishes Commission Investigating Voter Fraud

The results of the review are expected sometime in 2018 by the commission which will be launching this summer. Kobach did not respond to a request for comment. NSEERS was briefly floated late prev...

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Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

In a statement released around 11:30 a.m. ET, Friday, the system's digital office said, "This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sec...

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Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC meets 55 parties today

Ahead of EVM hacking challenge, EC meets 55 parties today

After 16 factions requested to look at EVM machines if those are authenticated, mentioning that confidence of people in EVMs had been damaged. Addressing the protestors, Rai said that the BJP-led Unio...

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Trump asks why American Civil War couldn't have been avoided

Trump asks why American Civil War couldn't have been avoided

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump sat down with The Washington Examiner's Salena Zito for an interview . "Why could that one not have been worked out?" "That's the counterfactual question yo...

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China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

As the world's largest developing country that has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty over the past three decades, China is willing to share its experience and resources with the less ...

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Sikkim woman gangraped; Thrown out of moving auto in Delhi!

Sikkim woman gangraped; Thrown out of moving auto in Delhi!

The incident took place in Sector 17-C of Gurgaon . "As per her statement, she went to Connaught Place on Saturday night and watched a movie and had some drinks in a pub with her friend named, Lohi...

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Inauguration Day: Macron to Become France's New President

Although his victory over Le Pen was comfortable, nearly half of France's 47 million voters chose candidates with views opposed to Macron's in the first round of the election. It cost 450 euros ($491)...

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North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

For the Central Intelligence Agency, "assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not require access to t...

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Tribune Media agrees to $3.9 billion sale to Sinclair

Tribune Media agrees to $3.9 billion sale to Sinclair

Chicago-based Tribune owns KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago and WPIX in NY and has stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder. Before coming to Quinnipiac, Bogardus...

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President Trump Is Confident That Israel And Palestine Will Find Peace

His West Bank-based autonomy government announced this week that it will stop paying for electricity Israel sends to power-starved Gaza - about $11 million a month. That move would likely spark Pale...

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Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

Sean Spicer: Trump will not announce Paris climate decision until after G7

Trump and his top climate and economic aids will kick-off discussions in earnest on Tuesday in the U.S., a senior administration official said, adding that "they are meeting tomorrow at 1.30 pm". US...

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Republicans fail to repeal methane regulations for drilling on public lands

Republicans fail to repeal methane regulations for drilling on public lands

The American Petroleum Institute and other industry groups have said the methane rule is unnecessary because companies have made strides in reducing leaks on their own. During the floor vote, C-SP...

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US, China narrow differences on trade

US, China narrow differences on trade

Currently, product equivalent of 2600 head of cattle is exported worldwide from Nebraska every day. Salmonella and bird flu are also widespread problems in China , although the germs that cause them ...

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China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

China's leader offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative brings enormous benefits to all involved and serves as a main driver of the global transformation under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Peter Thomso...

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Cabrera keys rally as White Sox top Padres 9-3

Cabrera keys rally as White Sox top Padres 9-3

We scored, we were up two runs already with our closer coming in. Todd Frazier took a bases loaded walk from Ryan Buchter to put the Sox within a run. Frazier's mad dash fell on the right side of t...

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US, South plotting to kill Kim Jong

US, South plotting to kill Kim Jong

In fact, the US and North Korea's relationship has become so strained that China - North Korea's main ally - told the two countries to "stop irritating each other". The measure, which now heads for ...

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Fernandinho expects Manchester City to improve next season

In the battle for south coast bragging rights Southampton beat Middlesbrough 2-1 on Saturday with goals by Jay Rodriguez and Nathan Redmond keeping the Saints above Bournemouth , which beat Bu...

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Kamal says 'one million' people to march on CM House today

Kamal says 'one million' people to march on CM House today

According to latest reports from local media, PSP chief Mustafa Kamal was also injured during the shelling and water-cannon from the police. The provincial government has imposed Section 114 of the ...

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Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

WaPo later offered a correction stating Spicer was "among the bushes" not "in the bushes". Melissa McCarthy is ready for her closeup. According to the Washington Post , Spicer had just finished ...

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US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

The two-page memo, which was sent to more than 5,000 assistant USA attorneys across the country and all assistant attorneys general in Washington , D.C., laid out the policy of tougher charges and lo...

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Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

In the half-hour meeting, Mattis "reiterated USA commitment to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally" and "both leaders affirmed their support for peace and stability in both Iraq and...

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Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

Top leader: Iran will 'slap' anyone causing election unrest

Ayatollah Khamenei then described enhancing "the Islamic Establishment's deterrent power" as a grand policy that prevents worldwide bullies from thinking about any assault against Iran. They should be...

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Rouhani urges high turnout in Iran's presidential election

Rouhani urges high turnout in Iran's presidential election

Rouhani said that certain people inside the country "dealt blows to national interests for the sake of partisan gains" while Iranian negotiators were holding nuclear talks with world powers. During ...

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