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EU's Tusk to issue negotiation guidelines

The talks will take place in two phases, the first covering withdrawal and the second covering a future relationship. Mogherini said at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in the European Union headquarters in Brussels , Belgium, on Friday that London was now providing for only a fraction of the bloc's civilian and military missions, adding that the EU's security would be perfectly intact without Britain's contribution.

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China Counters Trump Trade Threat With Binding Economic Ties

China has confirmed today that President Xi Jinping will fly to the USA to meet with President Trump next month. USTR, controlled by the White House, said that Chinese government industrial policies and financial support for industries such as steel and aluminum have resulted in overproduction and a flood of exports that have distorted global markets and undermined competitors.

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IPhone 8 to be called 'Edition', pack vertical dual cameras

How is Samsung making sure that the Galaxy S8 won't suffer the same fate? In the USA it's possible to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ which is a Microsoft Edition meaning you pick it up from a Microsoft Store on 21 April. Bixby AI assistant was unveiled in NY on Wednesday. Last year's Note 7 fire debacle, where battery problems caused some to combust, led to the device being banned from planes in the USA and forced Samsung to remove the handset from sale.

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Dickerson: Trump trying to make Flynn investigation seem like "political muddle"

Devin Nunes of California, and Schiff said they should now be shared with the full panel membership. Schiff was later seen entering the White House. House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks with reporters about the committee's investigation into Russia's involvement in the recent USA presidential election, on Captiol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association investigates Taylor's leg-break tackle on Coleman

He said: "He's just coming to terms with it, he's still pretty down". The post Federation Internationale de Football Association investigates Wales defender's leg-breaking challenge appeared first on Vanguard News. O'Neill has managed players who've come back from similar injuries. " But I know he will come back strongly, that's the type of man he is". As for Neil Taylor, the player who was sent off for the leg-breaker, he was an emotional wreck after hearing the news.

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Canada: Federal Government delivers second budget

So, there is rationale to support a stand-pat budget. Developed through extensive consultation, the Strategy provides a roadmap for developments and stakeholders to obtain support in developing affordable housing offerings. But, as Morneau and Trudeau begin to put in place their long-term strategy for the Canadian economy, short-term buoyancy-no matter its source-could buy them the time they need to prove that Budget 2017's unspectacular steps set them on a path to something more exciting.

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Nuclear firm Westinghouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Toshiba said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will limit its exposure to future losses at Westinghouse . Instead, Westinghouse has saddled the Japanese company with mounting losses. It could also embroil the governments of both the USA and Japan given the scale of this collapse and the loan guarantees the US government has for new nuclear reactors.

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Upcoming meeting with Xi to be hard

Trump added, "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives". Xi and Trump would hold their first meeting on April 6-7 at the US president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump has said in recent weeks that North Korea is one of the biggest security challenges he faces as president and has called on China to rein in Pyongyang, which USA officials believe is preparing for another nuclear test.

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2 former Chris Christie aides get prison for bridge revenge plot

Found guilty on all counts of conspiracy, fraud, and civil-rights violations last November for their involvement in the 2013 George Washington Bridge scandal, a US district judge sentenced Baroni and Kelly to 24 and 18 months in prison, respectively.

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Roger Federer's dream season continues with Indian Wells title

Wawrinka also double-faulted three times to Federer's one double-fault. The goal was to be in the top eight after Wimbledon. "I guess I achieved that", the 18-time Grand Slam champion explained his reasons, as quoted by CBS Sports . Wawrinka hit an ace that was ruled out and he didn't challenge the call, instead just asking the umpire if he was "100 per cent sure". Federer appeared in the match without ever giving up his service.

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Self-driving auto crash comes amid debate about regulations

According to Uber, the incident was under investigation and there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving vehicle. Uber's self-driving auto program has faced criticism before. The Tempe accident isn't the first setback for Uber's self-driving ambitions that started materializing last September when the company initially started testing one of its autonomous fleets in Pittsburgh.

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GST Rates Will Have No Inflationary Impact: Arun Jaitley

The GST will replace all indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the Central and state governments. With the passage of GST bills, it will be one nation, one tax and it will give a big boost to GDP. In what could be called the most significant economic reform in India's taxation history, the Lok Sabha on late Wednesday evening passed the Goods and Services Tax or GST bill, ending decade-long uncertainty over its roll-out.

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South Africa's president fires respected finance minister, sparking fresh anger

Gordhan was recalled from an worldwide roadshow at short notice on Monday. Zuma also made changes to ten of the country's 35 ministries, including energy, police, and tourism. Already Zuma has foreshadowed land seizures from whites, raising fears that South Africa could follow Zimbabwe's path to economic ruin, which followed the seizures of white farms.

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SpaceX makes history by sending a recycled rocket into space

The Falcon 9 lifted off out of Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, carrying communication satellites for its SES-10 mission. After that flight, the rocket's first stage was successfully piloted back to SpaceX's floating barge, whimsically named " Of Course I Still Love You ".

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX launched a commercial satellite into space Thursday with the boost of a partly used rocket, a feat that may open an era of cheaper space travel. SpaceX so far has not released the price tag for the reusable version. The entire endeavor to refly rockets is meant to be a cost-saving tactic. Shortly afterwards, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared on the company's public livestream to discuss the landing.

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Bernie Sanders puts Trump's understanding of climate change in 'pathetic' perspective

Earlier in March, the Yale Program on Climate Communication released a trove of data from surveys it conducted to find out what Americans actually think about climate change. Exxon Mobil's letter was sent in response to a White House request for the company's position on the Paris climate agreement , said Alan Jeffers, a company spokesman who shared the letter with The Huffington Post .

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Oil prices drop on rise in United States drilling

Libya's crude shipments from Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports will restart in one week to 10 days, Jadalla Alaokali, a board member at National Oil Corp., said by phone. "The lower the price goes, the higher the pressure on OPEC to extend cuts", Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch said. Official data showed that Saudi Arabia's crude exports fell by about 300,000 bpd in January, but last week's OPEC report showing production rebounded in February means this figure was of less comfort, traders ...

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UK Brexit battle-lines drawn as Donald Tusk details negotiating strategy

Tusk ruled out the suggestion that there was an inherent threat in British Prime Minister Theresa May's departure letter Wednesday, which some felt hinted that Britain would end security cooperation with continental Europe unless it gets a good Brexit deal.

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South Africa faces turmoil after firing of finance minister

With growth below 1% past year, South Africa is in danger of a credit downgrade that would increase its foreign borrowing costs. Gordhan's firing is another blow an economy that grew just 0.5 percent previous year and has an unemployment rate of around 27 percent.

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Rep. Poe Resigns From House Freedom Caucus Over Health Care Bill

In additional fallout from Friday's jarring setback, Rep. Ted Poe , R-Texas, said he was leaving the caucus. "It's something the American people have demanded that we do. "That's a calculation they're going to have to make". Being too helpful to the White House at this stage could hurt their chances. The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president, having lacked support from conservative Republicans, some moderate Republicans and ...

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SpaceX successfully launches 'recycled' rocket for first time

SpaceX is targeting launch of the SES-10 mission today, Thursday, March 30th, from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Billionaire Elon Musk, who set up SpaceX , described the achievement as a "milestone" that could lead to even bigger things. Now, the question becomes how many times a rocket can be used before it has to be retired.

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South Africa's new finance minister notes 'mutual suspicion'

While Mr Zuma told the nation in a televised address that he had made the changes to improve the government's efficiency and effectiveness, few South Africans believe him. His successor, the little-known Des van Rooyen, only lasted at the post for a few days before Zuma was forced to replace him with Gordhan, who had already held the finance portfolio from 2009 to 2014.

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British officials seek access to jihadist's WhatsApp messages

WhatsApp will fight against opening its encryption to British government scrutiny the way Apple resisted in the United States - if its chief executive Jan Koum sticks to his guns like Apple CEO Tim Cook did. Eventually, the Federal Bureau of Investigation accessed the devices without Apple's assistance. One such situation, Rudd believes, is if Masood used WhatsApp to send or receive a message related to the Westminster attack.

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No sale of Bharat Stage-III vehicles from April 1 : SC

Reports indicate that vehicle manufacturers have an inventory of 824,000 units of BS III-compliant two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers and commercial vehicles valued at around Rs 12,000 crore. Critics say that they chose to adopt a business-as-usual approach instead and didn't do enough to switch over production to BS-IV and reduce BS-III inventory.

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Republican muddle is an opening for Democrats

But their clout is larger, as President Trump and Speaker Ryan can not afford to lose too many House Republicans if they want to try to pass bills, like the Obamacare repeal, that attract zero Democratic support. "We're trying to help u succeed". A senior House Republican aide distanced Speaker Ryan from the president's strategy of upbraiding conservatives. I witnessed a Vice-President who deeply understood the dynamics of this Congress and the traps that existed there.

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Fewer Winnipeg homes at risk after floodway opens

The number of sandbags needed was also cut to 20,000 from 75,000. The City of Winnipeg announced there is a risk of flooding on 50 properties in south Winnipeg. Water levels are significantly increasing across much of southern Manitoba, particularly on the Red River tributaries. The Red River could peak this weekend at 5.7 metres (18.6 feet) if open water conditions prevail at James Avenue, which is considered a moderate flood.

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Trump blames conservatives over Obamacare - and reaches out to Democrats

There is no reason the 115th Congress should not still repeal and replace ObamaCare. "While we would welcome your honest interest in bipartisan work to improve quality, lower costs, and expand coverage, we are concerned by your recent statement indicating it would be a good thing to make the ACA 'explode , '" they write , adding, "Instead, we urge you to use your executive authority to support a stable, competitive insurance marketplace".

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Liberal government's 2017 budget leaves Nunavut waiting for details

President Donald Trump to power. Senior Researcher Kate McInturff has always been incorporating a gender budget analysis for the CCPA's flagship Alternative Federal Budget, and she welcomes this new aspect to federal budgeting. The budget also allocated new money to the country's tax agencies to fight tax evasion. The dress shoes, black with laces, were designed by the two Canadian sisters behind Poppy Barley, an Edmonton company that says its shoes are hand-crafted by fairly paid artisans ...

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SC asks automobile firms not to frustrate BS IV roll out

These vehicles can be purchased only till March 31 2017 following which sales of BS-III vehicles are banned. "It said that the industry could go on making BS-III emission norm-compliant vehicles till March 31". Two-wheeler manufacturers are rushing to sell thousands of BS III emission scooters and motorcycles. Market Leader Hero MotoCorp, with the biggest BS-III stock (2,97,577 units) was giving a refund of Rs 12,500 on scooters, Rs 7,500 on premium bikes and Rs 5,000 on different models ...

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White House releases financial disclosures on Bannon & Kushner among 180 high-ranking officials

Trump and Kushner stepped down from running their respective businesses to assume unpaid posts at the White House, but the disclosure reports shared with the Associated Press and The New York Times on Friday evening show they will continue to earn money from the companies they helped build.

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GST Council clears draft rules; Next meeting on May 18-19

Four GST bills passed. The refund rules provide for new ways for refunds of advance tax deposited by Non resident taxable person and the changed invoice rules say consolidated tax invoice on daily basis not on individual invoices for supplies less than Rs 200.

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Bombshell Report Claims Trump Campaign Worked With Russia To Topple Hillary Clinton

While FBI counterintelligence investigators believe that the coordination between the Russians and Trump's associates may have occurred, the source stressed that the investigation is ongoing. As I've said from the very beginning of his presidency, that like it or not Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. "The last line of the thing said, 'The FBI can not yet prove that collusion took place, '" Spicer said.

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Prabhu vows fresh-cooked food every 2 hours on railways

Admitting to complaints against the food served in trains, Prabhu said, "Whenever complaints come, we always take prompt action". A standard vegetarian lunch will now cost Rs 50, while a non-veg one will cost Rs 55. "There were complaints against those who have got the catering responsibility under our earlier catering policy", he said. He had said that the food will be prepared at a base kitchen, but distributed by suppliers from the hospitality sector.

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WH financial disclosures: Trump advisers made millions last year

Trump stepped away from management of his branding and real-estate empire before taking office, but he has not relinquished his ownership stake. The White House has made little secret of the fact that the current staff's net worth is thought to be the richest in USA history.

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Financial disclosures reveal wealth of top Trump advisers

Business news site Bloomberg estimated Trump's cabinet and senior staff are worth some $12 billion. He added that the disclosure forms demonstrate that many officials have set aside "a lot" to go into public service. In all, Bannon disclosed assets worth between $9.5 million and $48 million, the largest being his consulting firm, Bannon Strategic Advisors (which he valued at $5 million to $25 million).


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