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Donald Trump says he's working on deal with Australia for tariff exemption

Donald Trump says he's working on deal with Australia for tariff exemption

Following Mr Trump's lead in the Twittersphere, Malcolm Turnbull showed his gratitude for the allegiance. Trump signed off on the tariff's today as other Pacific nations signed CPTPP without the US. trade representative Robert Lighthizer will be in charge of deciding which countries benefit from an exemption. It was similar to language in the tariff order, reported by The New York Times , which declared United States allies had to find "alternative ways to address the threatened ... Read More

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Russian spy attack inquiry widens as 21 receive medical attention

Russian spy attack inquiry widens as 21 receive medical attention

Johnson had said the case had "echoes" of what happened to former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died a slow death after drinking tea laced with highly radioactive polonium-210 in a London hotel in 2006. Authorities are racing to find the source of the nerve agent used against 66-year-old Skripal, who came to Britain in 2010 as part of a spy swap, as politicians warned it bore the hallmarks of an attack by Russian Federation. Read More

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Eastern Ghouta: Syrian army splits enclave in three, reports say

Eastern Ghouta: Syrian army splits enclave in three, reports say

Eastern Ghouta has been besieged since 2013 but a relentless assault over the past three weeks has seen the Syrian army capture half of the territory, and is estimated to have killed almost 1,000 people. Further north in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Turkish army and its Free Syrian Army allies could enter the town of Afrin "at any moment" and are surrounding its centre. Read More

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Russian TV anchor warns 'traitors' not to settle in Britain

Russian TV anchor warns 'traitors' not to settle in Britain

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed on Sunday afternoon after being exposed to a nerve agent. According to local police chief Kier Pritchard, "around 21 people" have received treatment following the attack. Since emerging from the John le Carre world of high espionage and betrayal, Skripal lived modestly in Salisbury and kept out of the spotlight until he was found unconscious on Sunday. Read More

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Political will and gender equality

Political will and gender equality

Everywhere, women are saying "The Time is Now". Feminist groups in Spain are leading a "domestic strike " in which women aren't spending any money and avoiding all household cores for the day. Women and men alike. "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman". 'On March 21, I will be at the @StateDept to present the #WomenOfCourage award to some extraordinary women'. Read More

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Should we go to year-round daylight saving time?

Should we go to year-round daylight saving time?

The most common argument for keeping daylight saving time is that it positively manipulates the sense of daytime for most people. We know it's coming every year, but that doesn't make springing forward any easier. This means that we lose (not gain) an hour when we turn our clocks ahead an hour to 3:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. Some headache triggers - like the weather and Daylight Saving Time - can't be changed, but reducing exposure to triggers that are within ... Read More

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Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem in May

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem in May

Before visiting Guatemala, Haley also met with the recently-reelected president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, to greet him for the controversial electoral victory and also thank him for his support of Israel. The Israeli government considers the entire city to be its undivided capital, although the worldwide consensus is that the city's status should be decided through negotiations and not unilateral moves. Read More

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Freezing weather causes 'very large' number of burst water pipes across Sussex

Freezing weather causes 'very large' number of burst water pipes across Sussex

This then caused havoc across Thames Water , South East Water, Southern Water, and Affinity Water - which cover London , Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Water companies must give 48 hours notice for planned outages of more than four hours. South London resident Natasha Prayag told Sky News she was without water late into Sunday night, after her supply was cut off on Saturday evening. Read More

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Indian prime minister's party notches key state election win

Indian prime minister's party notches key state election win

A senior party member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the result of the Tripura Assembly election was likely to change equations within the party. In Nagaland, BJP's emergence as the force that will form the government is in line with the region's centripetal attraction to New Delhi . In the February 18 polls, the CPI-M politburo member retained his Dhanpur (in western Tripura under Sepahijala district) assembly constituency for the fifth consecutive time. Read More

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Can tie-up with BJP put Rio back in the saddle?

Can tie-up with BJP put Rio back in the saddle?

Former chief minister Neiphiu Rio was already declared victor after his rival withdrew his nomination from the Northern Angami-II assembly seat in Kohima district last month. He hoped that a new Government will be installed in the State at the earliest. The Naga People's Front (NPF) has taken umbrage to news reports in the electronic and the print media about Chief Minister TR Zeliang's refusal to step down. Read More

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Putin on USA election meddling: Show us the evidence

Putin on USA election meddling: Show us the evidence

The spat came as relations between the powers lie frozen at post-Cold War lows over the Syria and Ukraine conflicts and accusations that Moscow interfered in the USA presidential election in 2016. No one listened to us then. Putin contended he could not take action unless it went through official channels. Nearly half of his almost two-hour speech was dedicated to the country's latest weaponry. Read More

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Key US diplomat on North Korea policy quits

Key US diplomat on North Korea policy quits

Yun traveled to Pyongyang in June to negotiate the release of American college student Otto Warmbier, who died after returning home, in the first North Korean visit by a US official under President Donald Trump. The "US should (be) aware that sanctions and pressure will never threaten (North Korea) and never work", said Han Tae Song, Pyongyang's envoy to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Read More

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LL Bean will no longer sell guns, ammo to those under 21

LL Bean will no longer sell guns, ammo to those under 21

But Dick's owns dozens of its Field & Stream stores, where there has been no such ban in place. In a series of tweets following L.L. Bean's announcement that it was raising its minimum age for gun purchases to 21, the retailer explained that it only sells firearms designed for hunting, and only after "comprehensive background checks" in compliance with state and federal law. Read More

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03:58US National Security Adviser Allegedly Planning to Resign

03:58US National Security Adviser Allegedly Planning to Resign

Bush. Two sources with knowledge of the matter said McMaster has talked to senior leadership at the Hoover Institution about a position there once he finishes at the White House. "There are no personnel announcements at this time", Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement Thursday evening. Flynn resigned after only 24 days in office after revelations that he lied to Vice President Pence about his dealings with Russian officials. Read More

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Two dead in U.S. campus shooting - gunmen on the RUN

Two dead in U.S. campus shooting - gunmen on the RUN

Two people were shot dead Friday on the campus of a university in the USA state of MI, setting off a manhunt for the suspected gunman. More than 100 officers are searching Mount Pleasant, Michigan , for James Eric Davis Jr . All public buildings and schools in Mount Pleasant were placed in lockdowns. The campus is on lockdown as the suspect is still at large, and is considered armed and risky. Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen's Houthis

Russian Federation vetoes resolution blaming Iran for arming Yemen's Houthis

Iran also referred to the United Kingdom draft resolution as an attempt to "distract" the world's attention from the "catastrophic humanitarian situation" in Yemen. "We believe that there is no solution to the Yemen crisis except Iran's four-point plan", he explained. Saudi Arabia has been leading a mostly Arab military coalition to fight the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. Read More

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Kushner's White House security clearance downgraded

Kushner's White House security clearance downgraded

The size of the loan by Apollo, one of the world's largest private equity companies, to refinance a Kushner mortgage on a Chicago skyscraper was three times the size of an average property loan made by the firm's real estate lending arm. The agency is also requesting descriptions on how the banks processed Kushner's loans and whether the banks did any internal review of the Kushners and their companies, the person said. Read More

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California Democrats decline to endorse Feinstein

California Democrats decline to endorse Feinstein

The Democrats are a torn party now and Senator Kamala Harris and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters are urging the members to stay united to face the midterm elections. " California's greatness comes from acts of human audacity, not congressional seniority", Mr.de León said. It's the first time Feinstein has failed to win the party's backing since 1994, when she won her first full-term to the U.S. Read More

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Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing

The missing Dapchi girls can be seen as acting a script to wrest new concessions. It's a dubious honor, one that he would give anything not to hold. The fate of the girls is not yet known, though it is feared they have been abducted as brides for the Boko Haram extremists, who in 2014 kidnapped 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok and forced them to marry their captors. Read More

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