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2-year probation sought for Jakarta governor

2-year probation sought for Jakarta governor

Over 13,000 polling stations opened for about 7.1 million eligible voters in Jakarta , according to the city's electoral commission. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is of Chinese heritage, trailed form...

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France's Le Pen hardens her tone in final straight

France's Le Pen hardens her tone in final straight

People walk past campaign posters of Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche! The first round of the French Presidential election takes place on Sunday 23 April, with the exit ...

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Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

He vowed to get Canada to lift its trade limitations. "Canada does not accept the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial loss for dairy farmers in the United States", Amb...

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Death Toll From Syria Car Bomb Rises To Over 100

Death Toll From Syria Car Bomb Rises To Over 100

Yasser Abdellatif, a member of the powerful Ahrar al-Sham group that negotiated the transport deal, said at least 30 rebels were killed in the explosion. Dozens of the civilians were also kidnapped ...

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

The BBC's Stephen McDonell in Beijing says the Chinese government appears to be becoming increasingly frustrated with North Korea, its traditional ally. "So far, I think that what we see is that unpre...

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Bruins vs. Senators live stream, Game 4

The Bruins took a 3-1 lead late in the period with a power-play goal as Bergeron tipped a David Pastrnak shot. Wideman made it 3-2 with a shot from the point and Brassard, off a great pass from ...

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Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Barghouti has spent 15 years in prison since being arrested by Israeli forces in 2002, during the Second Intifada, as leader of the ruling Fatah faction's military wing. Palestinian political prisoner...

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British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

Praising MPs for backing her during a stump speech in the north-west of England, the PM said: "It's great to be here in Bolton, fresh from the House of Commons, fresh from winning a vote in the House ...

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United Kingdom lawmakers officially approve June 8 election date

UPDATE 1.40pm: Theresa May has promised to deliver "a strong economy, strong defence and strong, stable leadership" if Conservatives win the snap election. But Mr Corbyn shot back: "If she's so prou...

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Melania Trump Hosts White House Easter Egg Roll, Reads to Children

The event was first held in 1878. Though this year's Easter Egg Roll was smaller than last year's, which drew more than 30,000 attendees, Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump,...

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Australia scraps visa programme mostly used by Indian workers

Allowing applicants to apply only three times, and automatically failing anyone who cheats on a test. "It seems like a lot of change, but it's more of a cosmetic [rebranding] than anything else", s...

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Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Will Register as Foreign Agent

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Will Register as Foreign Agent

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said that the former Trump adviser has been in discussions with federal authorities since before the election about registering un...

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UK parliament approves June 8 general election

UK parliament approves June 8 general election

The apparent concession comes after Mrs May faced taunts of "frit" from Labour backbenchers at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, as leader Jeremy Corbyn accused her of running scared...

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Trump Signs Bill Letting States Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Trump Signs Bill Letting States Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Republican Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa and Republican Representative Diane Black of Tennessee sponsored the legislation Trump signed Thursday, H.J. "We won't stand for it", Schriock declared. "Fo...

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Mattis says North Korea missile test meant to provoke

Mattis says North Korea missile test meant to provoke

The country's vice-foreign minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC that any military action by America would trigger an " all out war". "And so while we don't understand the details of that, behind the s...

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Kim Jong-un appears at massive Pyongyang parade

Kim Jong-un appears at massive Pyongyang parade

North Korea conducted two of such tests previous year alone, which analysts say would have taken the country a step forward in gaining the knowledge to make nuclear weapons small enough to fit on lon...

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Indonesia prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta gov

Indonesia prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta gov

Purnama is standing trial on blasphemy charges stemming from the divisive campaign that also featured mass rallies led by Islamist hardliners and alleged plots to overthrow President Joko Widodo, wh...

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President Trump Signs Directive That Could Affect Tech Hiring in US

President Trump Signs Directive That Could Affect Tech Hiring in US

On the "hire American" front, the executive order directs federal agencies to more strictly enforce H1-B visa laws and propose reforms to the program to prevent fraud and abuse and ensure visas are ...

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Arkansas Executions: What's Next for the Inmates Who Were Scheduled to Die

ET (midnight Central Time) when the execution warrant was to expire. "While this has been an exhausting day for all involved, we will continue to fight back on last minute appeals and efforts to b...

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US to Enhance Military Presence in Asia Pacific: Vice President Pence

Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday from South Korea where he started his 10-day trip to Asia on Sunday hours after the North Korean missile test. "There is an global consensus now, including the Chin...

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Ivanka Trump secures her global brand, now from a White House base

Ivanka Trump secures her global brand, now from a White House base

The first daughter was forced to release a statement vowing to keep her business separate from her political post over a backlash following her meeting with Xi Jinping. The Chinese government denied t...

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Tory election manifesto 'will include PM's Brexit pledges' to stifle rebellion

May, who took office in July after an internal Conservative Party leadership race, wants the election to increase her majority in Parliament and consolidate her power as she faces both pro-EU oppositi...

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North Korea Postpones Nuclear Showdown With US

North Korea Postpones Nuclear Showdown With US

In a call with Sergei Lavrov later Friday, Wang Yi said the common goal of the two nations was to "bring all the parties back to the negotiating table", according to a statement on China's Foreign Min...

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Turkey's Opposition CHP to Formally Demand Nullification of Referendum

The CHP, the largest opposition party in parliament, said on Wednesday it would never accept the legitimacy of the result of the referendum , raising the spectre of even withdrawing from the legislat...

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Man held over 'imminent' France terror plot wanted in Belgium

Man held over 'imminent' France terror plot wanted in Belgium

She said Wednesday that "I am a candidate in the election for the French republic" and said Europe is acting like France's "enemy". Le Pen on Monday pledged to suspend all immigration with immediate...

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Australia govt abolishes visa programme used largely by Indians

Announcing the policy change on Facebook , prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was "putting Australians first" by giving them priority for jobs now open to overseas workers. Inspired by Trump,...

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Georgia special election result lets both sides claim victory

Because no one got over 50 percent of the vote, however, there will be a runoff between the top two vote getters, Ossoff and Handel (who got 19 percent), on June 20. "The reaction has been that they...

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Tillerson Says Iran Nuclear Deal Failed

The nuclear deal was sealed in Vienna in July 2015 after 18 months of negotiations led by former Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats from the other four permanent members of the U.N. "What I s...

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Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

Japan and Australia to deepen ties amid North Korea tension

Pence cited China's decision to return coal imports from North Korea as an example showing USA strategy is bearing fruit. The announcement followed an inaugural meeting Tuesday of the U.S. But it's ...

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Donald Trump's Visa Crackdown: Should India Have Been Better Prepared?

Donald Trump's Visa Crackdown: Should India Have Been Better Prepared?

The main source nations of 457 visa holders are India, which accounts for about a quarter of all visas, followed by Britain, at 19.5 per cent, and China, at 5.8 per cent. "We're all about putting ...

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