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In China debut, Tillerson offers reassurance, receives praise

It wasn't clear whether Tillerson and Xi discussed North Korea's missile and nuclear activities, which have strained relations between the two powers. He said that to back up its talk of wanting to help North Korea, the United States has provided $1.3 billion in assistance since 1995. Responding to Xi's invitation, Tillerson said Trump placed a "very high value on the communications that have already occurred" between the two presidents. Read More

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Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

The day after the IDF attacked within Syrian territory, an Arab news website reported that Israel conducted the airstrike in order to prevent sophisticated North Korean missile convoy from reaching Hezbollah. This issue was a focal point in talks last week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Putin in Moscow. None of the missiles fired from Syria hit their targets, the army added. Read More

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Happy Ending for Bulk Fuel Tanker Crew Taken by Somali Pirates

Happy Ending for Bulk Fuel Tanker Crew Taken by Somali Pirates

In their heyday in 2011, Somali pirates launched 237 attacks off the coast of Somalia, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau, and held hundreds of hostages. Aris 13 had been anchored a few miles off the Somali coast near the town of Alula. The European Union anti-piracy operation in the region had said the pirates had been holding the crew captive and demanding a ransom. Read More

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EMT dies in Bronx after being run over by own hijacked ambulance

EMT dies in Bronx after being run over by own hijacked ambulance

A man accused of crushing a fire department medic to death under the wheels of a stolen ambulance told reporters Friday he'd done nothing wrong, while his lawyer said he was mentally ill and didn't act intentionally. One New York EMT was killed and another critically injured after a suspect stole an ambulance and struck them on Thursday night. When she exited the vehicle to investigate, a man jumped inside and drove off, police said. Read More

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"Now is not the time", British PM blocks second Scottish independence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to fight for the "precious, precious union" of the United Kingdom, unveiling what she called her Plan for Britain with a warning to Scotland not to pursue its independence plans. It would be illegal for the Scottish parliament or the Scottish government to call a referendum without authority from Westminster. "If she doesn't she'll be turning the clock back to the bad old days of the times when the Conservatives ignored democratic opinion in Scotland". Read More

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Scottish independence: Tories scared of second vote, says SNP's Angus Robertson

Sturgeon told ITV News that if that gambit failed, "I have got various options that I would consider but with the greatest of respect I'm not going to share them with you right now". That would have no legal standing and it could be challenged in the courts. At a time when Scotland is falling down the global education league tables, when hospital waiting lists are lengthening and when powers to redistribute wealth and opportunity more equitably remain unused, most Scots feel that there are ... Read More

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Trump to challenge Obama-era fuel economy standards

Trump to challenge Obama-era fuel economy standards

The Trump administration will "spend another year looking at the data in front of us", a senior White House official told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. For now, the announcement does not affect California's waiver under the Clean Air Act to impose a stricter standard for emissions, the administration official said, but the situation could change after the EPA makes a final decision. Read More

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Venezuela stays alive, slips past Italy in playoff

Venezuela stays alive, slips past Italy in playoff

Odor later scored on a nicely executed suicide squeeze by Alcides Escobar. He allowed a leadoff home run to Alex Liddi to cut the lead to one. Venezuela will face the United States on Wednesday in San Diego. The subtraction of the inning allowed for Venezuela to surpass Mexico. Both the official Twitter accounts of the World Baseball Classic and Major League Baseball stated that Mexico would advance to Monday's tiebreaker with Italy . Read More

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Parrikar likely to resign as India's defence minister

Parrikar likely to resign as India's defence minister

Congress, which also emerged as the largest single party in the north-eastern state of Manipur, is questioning the right of BJP to form a coalition government there with the support of regional parties. He will be sworn-in at Raj Bhavan at 10.30 a.m., the sources said. "Our political opponents (BJP), despite losing the mandate of the people, have tried to misrepresent to your good-self that they enjoy the majority support of legislators". Read More

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Trump Gives CIA Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes

Trump Gives CIA Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes

The CIA's new authority, which was provided by Trump soon after his inauguration, was first used in February in a strike against senior al Qaeda leader in Syria, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, according to the Journal . The Pentagon had to report that publicly. The White House is considering relaxing this standard, which now "demands near- certainty that no civilians are killed or injured in USA raids or drone strikes outside conflict zones". Read More

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Nebraska's unemployment rate holds steady in January

Nebraska's unemployment rate holds steady in January

Indiana's total labor force stands at over 3.3 million and the state's 64.2 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent. Of those seeking employment, 1,585 were unemployed, 144 more than the previous month. The private industry segment with the most growth over the month was other services, which includes fix and maintenance, personal and laundry services, and religious, civic and professional organizations. Read More

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Fukushima families 'forced to return to abandoned homes'

Fukushima families 'forced to return to abandoned homes'

And they soon could - if it weren't for the radioactive boars . Many residents of Fukushima prefecture cleared out of their towns, especially in the Futuba district near the plant. Some residents are now being allowed to return to their homes in the more distant areas, but the wild boars, which can get fairly large, now consider these abandoned towns home and are not afraid of people. Read More

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No reason to believe Trump is 'target' of any investigation, Spicer says

While on the campaign season, President Trump announced his "love" for WikiLeaks . "I think the president's tweet speaks very clearly for itself", he often says. Spicer and Brennan went back and forth on the definition of "not aware". White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about WikiLeaks' release of thousands of documents that it claims show a broad program by the Central Intelligence Agency to turn iPhones and other gadgets into surveillance tools. Read More

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College Ex-Principal Mahadeshwar of Shiv Sena Is Mumbai Mayor

College Ex-Principal Mahadeshwar of Shiv Sena Is Mumbai Mayor

While both parties managed to include more corporators into their fold since then, they fell short of the magical figure of 114 seats, which is required to win a clear majority and elect a Mayor. The decks for his election were cleared recently after the BJP, locked in a battle with the Sena to reach the magic figure of 114 votes to rule the 227-member BMC, made a decision to hand a virtual walkover to the warring ally. Read More

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Real Madrid beats Napoli 3-1 to reach Champs League quarters

Real Madrid beats Napoli 3-1 to reach Champs League quarters

While they don't have the attacking potency that they would have with BBC in the squad, their work-rate and intensity make them that much harder to beat. Even with Atletico falling far off the track this season, La Liga's title race hasn't failed to entertain us. That's not something every club actually gets from their captain, though - but with Marek Hamsik wearing the armband, Napoli have nothing to worry about. Read More

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McDonald's delivery FINALLY coming to the United Kingdom - fast food giants announce plans

And with 75% of the population in top markets like the USA living within 3 miles of a McDonald's restaurant, the company is looking at expanding delivery options, including possible partnerships with services like Seamless. "No other food company in the world has this reach and ability to be this convenient to so many customers through delivery", the release read, adding that it is now experimenting with different delivery models including third-party providers for ordering and fulfillment ... Read More

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