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IMF concerned about credit boom in China

IMF concerned about credit boom in China

The report, released twice a year, said those challenges would come in ways that are hard to estimate or predict before the negotiation is completed. However, Obstfeld warned that, "capitulating to ...

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Russia Blocks US-Drafted UN Statement Condemning North Korea Tests

Russia Blocks US-Drafted UN Statement Condemning North Korea Tests

The Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words. The White House has said that Beijing is using its political and economic influence to rein ...

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General election: UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, Ms May won the support of 522 MPs in the 650-seat Parliament for an election on June 8, an easy victory for the Prime Minister who could see h...

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Tillerson slams Iran nuclear deal as 'failed approach,' vows 'comprehensive review'

He said the USA also is evaluating whether to redesignate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. Like with the North, Tillerson said, the Trump administration was unwilling to be patient with Iran...

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India, Australia sign MoUs on combating terrorism, civil aviation security

According to Financial Review , Turnbull said Australia and India are both in need of closer security ties in the region because the rise of China had resulted in "a sea change in our interest in eac...

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2 die in mass protest against Venezuela government

MARGARET WARNER: These latest protests erupted last month, after the pro-government Supreme Court took over the powers of the national legislature controlled by the opposition. Their repeated attempt...

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North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

On Thursday, the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim watched from an observation post as special forces dropped from light transport planes "like hail" and "mercilessly blew u...

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British Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Support Early General Election In June

Theresa May, the British Conservative prime minister, is a hard read. Those also to vote aye included the eight Democratic Unionist Party MPs, three Plaid Cymru, two Ulster Unionist Party, Green Par...

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A woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight

A woman gives birth on Turkish Airlines flight

They tweeted saying, "Welcome on board Princess!". This is the second act of kindness exhibited by Turkish Airlines this month after transporting a plane filled with food aid to Somalia to support...

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Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike

Issa Qaraqe, head of prisoners' affairs for the Palestinian Authority, said that "around 1,300 Palestinian prisoners" were participating in the hunger strike and the number could rise. "After ex...

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UK Parliament votes in favour of early national election

With the passing of the vote, the election campaign has begun in earnest, with just 50 days to go until the vote on June 8th. Both Sturgeon's Scottish Nationalists and the Liberal Democrats want B...

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Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky release new protest song

Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky release new protest song

Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky have a few new, choice words for President Trump. "I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking", Gruschecky explained. Springsteen says that President Tr...

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Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Theresa May fired the starting pistol on the Conservatives' election campaign by travelling more than 200 miles from Westminster to Greater Manchester to ask voters for a mandate to lead post-Brexit B...

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McCain says administration rhetoric "partially to blame" for chemical attack in Syria

If the US -led coalition relies on the heavily Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces to take Raqqa, it will likely defeat the Islamic State but then cause a new war that will result in the rise of a new te...

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Murder suspect Steve Stephens dead after police pursuit in PA

Murder suspect Steve Stephens dead after police pursuit in PA

Stephens fled with officers in pursuit. "We would have preferred it not ended this way", Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. The FBI and local authorities had been scouring the countr...

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Australia scraps 457 temporary work visa to 'put Australians first'

Australia scraps 457 temporary work visa to 'put Australians first'

This restriction on foreign workers is in response to the Australian government's promise to roll back work visas granted to fast-food restaurants. Dutton said there were 95,757 workers in Austral...

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Pence says US won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

Pence says US won't negotiate directly with North Korea -- for now

On Tuesday the U.S. and Japan kicked off talks aimed at achieving a new economic relationship - in line with Trump's vow to focus on bilateral trade deals rather than multilateral ones that he says ha...

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Kashmir unrest: Protesting students clash with police

Kashmir unrest: Protesting students clash with police

Government forces are not supposed to enter college or university premises without special permission, and on Saturday, the union said the police action was created to help the state "rule by repressi...

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U.S. military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

U.S. military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

His late father, Edward, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star on April 15, 1953. President Donald Trump has suggested the US will take a tougher stance again...

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Airline Passengers Have New Weapon To Fight Overbooking

Airline Passengers Have New Weapon To Fight Overbooking

As previously reported, airline personnel on the flight bound for Louisville from Chicago had asked for passenger volunteers to give up their seats so that several United employees could make their ...

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Allies silent, jibes in China over USA carrier mix-up

A passenger walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea's failed missile launch from its east coast, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, April 16, 2017. 'We have said again and a...

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Is Georgia election a sign of a Democratic comeback?

Overall, turnout was high for a Special Election and, with a few more precincts left to count early Wednesday, it appeared Ossoff would end up with about the same percent Hillary Clinton got in the ...

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Warren Gatland blasted for dropping England star Joe Launchbury for Lions tour

Hartley lost out to England teammate Jamie George, who has been selected despite acting as understudy at hooker for his global captain Rory Best and Ken Owens. Warburton, who was Gatland's captain for...

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Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

While negotiating the deal with its P5+1 partners - Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany - the administration agreed to leave off the table other issues of concern likely to have made reaching a...

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May asks public to trust her decision on snap poll

Now that lawmakers have approved the election, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2. The Lib Dems now have just nine seats in Parliament. A two-thirds majority of MPs must agree to a move that will...

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Erie McDonald's owner

Erie McDonald's owner "couldn't be prouder" of employees who spotted Steve Stephens

Stephens also went live on Facebook to confess to the murder. "I said Steve, whatever you are thinking, I love you". Police received more than 400 tips in what became a nationwide search, with s...

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Donald Trump's dairy bombast isn't a threat to the industry

Tuesday evening, Canada's ambassador to the US sent his own letter to Walker, calling for the governor "not to lay blame where it does not belong". Ottawa must stand up to U.S. Four U.S. dairy indus...

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'The sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea

'The sword stands ready,' Pence warns North Korea

Mr Kim called the news conference to "categorically reject" the U.S. decision to hold an open meeting of the Security Council on April 28 on North Korea's nuclear programme, which is scheduled to be c...

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Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Pence evades question on North Korea sabotage

Even as he affirmed US support for its Asian allies in dealing with North Korea, Pence pressed South Korea and Japan for better trade terms. He also said the USA will honor its alliance with Pacific...

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'Unlikely' Russia had no knowledge of Syrian chemical attack

'Unlikely' Russia had no knowledge of Syrian chemical attack

As her boss Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state, was meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia , Haley told the council, "It is long past time for Russia to stop covering for Assa...

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