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US firms 'ready' to get on China's Silk Road project

The two countries have in recent months announced closer cooperation in areas such as financial services as the British government prepares to negotiate its European Union divorce. The Russian leader ...

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China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism

In his opening address to the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Xi sought to position himself as a champion for a benevolent new world order based on "a new model of win-win and coope...

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Happy Valley reigns at the Bafta awards as The Crown misses out

Series producer Ian MacLeod said: "I think we've had a fantastically good year ..." Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her...

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Here's What We Learned From Former Acting AG Sally Yates' Senate Hearing

Here's What We Learned From Former Acting AG Sally Yates' Senate Hearing

Just two days after the election, Obama urged President-elect Trump not to rehire Flynn, whom he once fired from the Pentagon. Yesterday, former Obama appointee Sally Yates and former DNI James "n...

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Trump tapes? If they exist, they could spell trouble

In a statement , Durbin said that what he characterised as Trump's admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe was "dangerously close to obstruction of justice". Trump rel...

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Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base

Turkey blocks German lawmaker visit to soldiers at air base

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkey's position was "unfortunate" and that Germany, while continuing talks to resolve the issue, would also "search for alternatives to Incirlik", including in Jordan. ...

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After the B.C. election here's what Canadians are asking Google

With three seats, the Green party holds the balance of power in the legislature - a remarkable position for Weaver after becoming the first Green elected four years ago. "Elections don't go wrong; ele...

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Nations urge Trump to stay in Paris climate agreement

The perspective comes as the Trump administration is engaged in a fierce internal debate about how to proceed with the Paris climate deal and whether to explore leaving the accord altogether. "There's...

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Merkel says she won't tell France what to do

A large group of onlookers, some carrying European flags, stood outside the chancellery as Macron arrived. The mayor of Le Havre since 2010, Philippe previously worked as a director of public affair...

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Syrian army will respond to violations of de-escalation plan, deputy PM

Syrian army will respond to violations of de-escalation plan, deputy PM

He posed several questions that needed to be answered including "who is going to be ensuring they're safe?" The State Department has expressed concern about the role of Iran in the agreement, someth...

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Labour's Tom Watson warns of dangers of large majority for Theresa May

Labour says as much as £10bn of the pledged extra investment in the NHS could be used to upgrade the NHS' ailing computer infrastructure. Theresa May is pledging to support local authorities in bui...

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Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief

Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief

Comey's dismissal has sparked new calls for an independent probe into Russia's attempts to influence last year's US presidential election - despite the Trump administration's assertion that Comey was ...

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Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Amid reports of a staff shake-up and growing Republican worry with the president's behavior, Schumer urged GOP colleagues to air those concerns publicly because "this is an issue of country, not party...

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Adelson reportedly 'furious' about Tillerson's comments on USA embassy in Israel

Secretary Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the president was carefully weighing whether the move would help or harm the peace process. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillers...

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N. Korea reports on South's presidential election

N. Korea reports on South's presidential election

South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae In was sworn in on Wednesday and vowed to immediately tackle the hard tasks of addressing North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and soothing tensions w...

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Ex-intel chief: founders' system under assault

The former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, says the idea of three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances is "eroding" under Trump. Mr Graham advised Trump to rein i...

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North Korea claims US poses 'nuclear threats'

North Korea claims US poses 'nuclear threats'

Song expressed his hopes that "ordinary citizens" would refuse to fight for Kim, because under all the oppression they "want democracy". Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised the Trump ...

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Trump Wants Callista Gingrich for Vatican Ambassador

Trump Wants Callista Gingrich for Vatican Ambassador

President Trump is planning to nominate Newt Gingrich's wife, Callista Gingrich, as the US ambassador to the Vatican, The New York Times reported Sunday. Gingrich even suggested that the White House...

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President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

President Trump Says He Could Pick New FBI Director By Next Week

On Friday, the president created another stir with a flurry of tweets, one of which warned that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!...

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North Korea blasts off 'new type' of missile in Kusong

North Korea blasts off 'new type' of missile in Kusong

State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most ideal weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the USA should not. T...

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First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

On Saturday night, six Trusts continued to be affected by the attack that reportedly struck up to 70,000 devices across the health service. Cyber security expert Dr Markus Jakobsson, chief scientist...

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Everton's Romelu Lukaku stirs Chelsea speculation by engaging in title win celebrations

Everton's Romelu Lukaku stirs Chelsea speculation by engaging in title win celebrations

My last prediction is in sync with my previous betting tip. Antonio Conte paid tribute to his Chelsea players for the revival which secured the Premier League title - although Diego Costa threatened...

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea military

Japanese officials say the missile, which launched from north-western Kusong, reached an altitude of 2,000km. President Moon Jae-in has given a grave warning to North Korea over its ballistic missil...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'nauseous' that he may have skewed vote

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief 'nauseous' that he may have skewed vote

Comey said he had been in contact with Former Attorney General Sally Yates, who is expected testify about Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser pick, in Congress next week. Responding to a ...

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Grimes Slams Trump's Voter Fraud Commission

Merrill, a Democrat who is head of the National Association of Secretaries of State, said voter fraud is extremely rare . Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former USA secretary of state, w...

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Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike, seeks details of AAP leader's foreign trip

Kapil Mishra begins hunger strike, seeks details of AAP leader's foreign trip

He said that Ankit Bharadwaj has pictures with several BJP leaders like its former Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Vijay Sampla. "My aides caught hold of him and the police came and whi...

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China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new S.Korean president

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new S.Korean president

China also hopes the new South Korean government attaches importance to China's concerns and takes steps to promote the stable and healthy development of ties, Xi said. It has also been working to dev...

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Fire engulfs shuttered synagogue in lower Manhattan

Fire engulfs shuttered synagogue in lower Manhattan

Smoke could be seen billowing from the building before the fire was placed under control at about 8:50 p.m. Firefighters, whose station is located only a few blocks east of the synagogue, battled th...

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US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

Mark R. Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said his panel or another congressional committee "absolutely" would subpoena Trump for such recordings. "I...

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Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

Raising the Steaks: Ranchers Applaud Trump's China Trade Deal

He added , "We look forward to providing almost 1.4 billion new customers in China with the same safe and delicious USA beef that we feed our families". "The U.S. economy is not fundamentally bas...

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