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North Korea Threatens To Sink US Carrier; China Urges Restraint

Jim Kilby, the commander of the carrier strike group, noted. In a commentary, Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said: "The United States should not run amok...

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U.S. commerce secretary denies 'trade war' with Canada

U.S. commerce secretary denies 'trade war' with Canada

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that "we will not stand for this". The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on...

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Halliburton gains from rising oil well completions in North America

Halliburton gains from rising oil well completions in North America

IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 2,388 shares of the oilfield services company's stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 1,274 shares during the period. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) - SunTrus...

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GOP makes government funding offer excluding money for wall

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has put the brakes on SBInet, the $3 billion plan to build a virtual fence along the USA border with Mexico. As Texas Republican Will Hurd, a former Cent...

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Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Was it accidental? You mean you just forgot that you made $70,000 from an appearance in RT in Russian Federation and an appearance in Turkey? The congressman said those answers won't be known until ...

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Meetings in Japan as Tensions Mount

Xi reportedly told Trump during a Monday phone call that China desires restraint in dealing with North Korea . America's United Nations envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a USA milit...

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Major League Baseball notes: Braves' new park finally set for home opener

Major League Baseball notes: Braves' new park finally set for home opener

In addition to his two-run homer, Inciarte had a leadoff infield single and scored the Braves' first of two runs in the opening inning. It was the first home run of the season for both Phillips an...

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French voters snub political establishment

Emmanuel Macron looks set to inflict a heavy defeat on the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, according to a new poll. Le Pen and Mélenchon's pro-Russia, protectionist pl...

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France's Macron wins first round presidential race, Le Pen 2nd

France's Macron wins first round presidential race, Le Pen 2nd

With the votes counted, Macron stood at about 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with just over be on 21 percent. And if Macron loses and Le Pen wins? President Hollande added that the far-right wou...

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House oversight committee: Flynn might have broken the law

Republican chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah and the panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland spoke to reporters after reviewing classified documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency in a s...

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Afghan army chief, defence minister resign following attack

Afghan army chief, defence minister resign following attack

Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compoun. Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a milit. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on ...

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United States softwood tariffs prompt NDP claim of

United States softwood tariffs prompt NDP claim of "inaction" against Christy Clark

Gobsmacked that the USA raised tariffs on eggs, Canada raised tariffs on US eggs to 10 cents from 3 cents. Commerce secretary Wilbur Russ told the Wall Street Journal the countries had "tried to ...

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India Maoist attack survivor recalls ordeal

India Maoist attack survivor recalls ordeal

Saying LWE groups were anti-development and sought to destabilise development in the State, the Home Minister said , "The sacrifice of our fearless jawans will not go in vain". The Naxals are frustra...

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Trump and Italian PM stress importance of defeating ISIS

Even as Trump appeared to be adopting a position in which the U.S. views Libya as piece of a broader regional counter-terrorism strategy - without engaging in efforts at political reconciliation - Rus...

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Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in almost 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal d...

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Borewell tragedy: Girl pulled out dead

Borewell tragedy: Girl pulled out dead

The rescuers were only able to touch Kaveri's body, but were unable to free her from her position in which she had remained stuck at that depth.The rescue operation involved personnel from the Hatti G...

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France's Macron says Le Pen promoting hate, would weaken economy

Le Pen won 21.4 percent of the vote on Sunday to 23.9 percent for Macron, who is now projected to defeat her by a margin of about 20 points in the runoff. European Union lawmakers have already sancti...

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Researchers to look for signs of CTE in Aaron Hernandez's brain

Researchers to look for signs of CTE in Aaron Hernandez's brain

Baez said the family decided on giving the brain to Boston University to see if there are signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in Hernandez's brain. on Wednesday. Baez had said earlier th...

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White House Sends Mixed Signals On Border Funding Demands

Late Monday, Trump told roughly 20 conservative reporters that he was going to revisit the question of funding his border wall in September, according to a report by ABC News . Meanwhile, Trump appea...

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Periods of rain today, moderate to heavy rain tonight into Wednesday

Periods of rain today, moderate to heavy rain tonight into Wednesday

As the storm spins south of New England, it will pivot showers through the area Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. Highs back up into the upper-80s. Highs will be near 80. Sunny skies this mo...

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Cal Thomas: What next with North Korea?

His plane touched down Tuesday at the USA military's Atsugi base outside Tokyo. "You're aware that the leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile", he r...

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Le Pen 'temporarily steps down' as National Front leader

Le Pen seized on the flurry of endorsements for Macron from the ruling Socialists and main opposition Republicans - both of which crashed out in the first round - as proof he was the choice of a disc...

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Crisis talks over North Korea begin amid fears of new nuclear test

Crisis talks over North Korea begin amid fears of new nuclear test

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the ...

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Fillon leads French-Israeli votes by far

Manuel Valls, a former Socialist prime minister on the right wing of the party who broke with the far-left Hamon's campaign after failing to beat him for the party ticket, said he would be ready to ...

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Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan

Without a proposal on the table, the White House has been vague about the president's support for ideas circulating in Congress. Tax experts say the 35 percent US corporate tax rate is the highest a...

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Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

Meanwhile the Afghan army is preparing for what is expected to be a year of hard fighting against Taliban militants, who now control or contest more than 40 percent of the country. General Mohammad Ra...

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Trump's visa changes could favor more skilled, higher wage workers

On April 18, US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to overhaul the H-1B visa programme. President Trump has signed an order which will revamp the H-1B program, which is now us...

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GOP drops U.S.-Mexico wall demands as budget talks advance

GOP negotiators on Capitol Hill were uneasy about the clash over the wall potentially sparking a government shutdown. Richard Norton Smith has written several presidential biographies, including one...

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation no longer obsolete

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation no longer obsolete

Trump had previously questioned NATO's relevance. After all, it formed nearly 70 years ago in response to the growing strength of the Soviet Union. "I felt we had to do something about it, " Trump...

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Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

This month's turbulence is Venezuela's worst since 2014 when 43 people died in months of mayhem sparked by protests against Maduro, the 54-year-old successor to late leader Hugo Chavez. Venezuelan opp...

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