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China ready for 'action' on N. Korea: Tillerson

When conducting nuclear and missiles tests in recent years, it has cited what it calls increasing USA military threats. The US military said on Tuesday that nuclear-armed North Korea had fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan but that it did not represent a threat to North America.

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Greece Agrees Basic Terms To Unlock Delayed Bailout

One percent will come from cuts in the highest pensions by 2019 and the other percent will mainly come from an increase in the income tax threshold. "We have achieved significant progress since the last meeting", Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem said at a press conference after a meeting in Malta's capital.

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Man arrested after Brownsville, Brooklyn crash that killed rollerblader, injured 5 others

Police have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Saturday night. The accident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m.at Pitkin Avenue and Powell Street in Brownsville. The police spokesperson said that the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the incident. Police say an in-line skater was killed and five people were injured when a speeding driver lost control of his vehicle in Brooklyn.

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Hasina requests Modi to facilitate cross-border power cooperation with Nepal

The Bangladesh PM met the families of all the soldiers who had lost their life fighting for Bangladesh's liberation. Since water is a state subject, the Centre can not do much about Teesta so long as Mamata Banerjee does not play ball. Referring to the elusive Teesta water-sharing issue, he said: "I firmly believe that it is only my government and your excellency, Sheikh Hasina , your government that can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing".

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Street racing led to fatal crash on I-95, State Police say

The crash closed three lanes on the northbound side for hours. According to Massachusetts State Police , 911 dispatchers had gotten numerous reports of street racing along the interstate shortly before 10 p.m. "The other victims were taken to area hospitals with a range of injuries that are not believed to be life threatening", Geiger said. Police are saying three cars were involved in the crash.

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Delta Cancels 275 Flights as Storm Woes Linger at Atlanta Hub

Delta's chief operating officer said Thursday evening that Delta's recovery from storms this week has not been ideal, and he apologized to those who have been affected. At PDX, only a few flights were canceled as of 10 a.m. Friday. Stranded in Nashville diversion for 2+ hours now on DL1603 but our flight crew bought us pizza Thank you @Delta! They were again rescheduled for a Monday flight, but Wayne Curry's diabetes medicine was due to run out before then.

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Assad could see US strike as just a 'slap on the wrist'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had earlier waded into the growing tensions between Russian Federation and the U.S. over the Middle East by saying the USA had used "flagrant aggression on Syria". In a separate phone call with Mr Assad, Mr Rouhani stressed Iran's support for the Syrian state in "its war against terrorism". "Your turn will come too".

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Park arrested, jailed over corruption allegations

Dozens of her supporters rallied outside the detention center Friday, some of them crying and bowing toward the facility while vowing to "protect" her. Lee, also detained since February , has pleaded not guilty, claiming that he was forced by Park to provide 43.3 billion won ($38.6 million) to organizations set up by Choi and her family, with no expectations in mind.

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H.R. McMaster: Russia 'part of the problem' in supporting Assad

Trump officials on April 7 signaled new sanctions would soon follow the missile attack earlier in the day, and that the Pentagon was even looking into whether Russian Federation had a role in the chemical-weapons attack that prompted Washington to launch 59 cruise missiles in its first-ever assault against Assad's regime.

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Arun Jaitley Introduces Four GST Bills In Lok Sabha For Consideration

It is estimated that rolling out of the GST can add up to 2 percent to India's economic growth. The S-GST has been prepared as a model of the central GST, with each state incorporating state-specific exemptions. Initiating the discussion, Congress leader M Veerappa Moily criticised the government's move and said the GST bill can not be termed as a game-changer, alleging that the new legislation will lead to tax distortion between the state and central tax administration.

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Xi Jinping and Donald Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation

That could indicate that the relationship between the two countries remains stable, despite Trump's fiery accusations during his campaign, and afterward, that China has stolen USA manufacturing jobs. Xi reciprocated Trump's warm words, saying the summit had "uniquely important significance" and thanking Trump for a warm reception. Later Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US and China "agreed to increase cooperation and work with the global community to convince the DPRK to ...

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American UN ambassador steps up rhetoric on Russian Federation over Syria

The U.S. military on late Thursday fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at western Syria's Shayrat Air Base, believed to be the launch pad for Assad's latest chemical attack that killed at least 87 civilians on Tuesday. He did not rule out additional strikes if Assad continued to engage in atrocities against rebel forces with either chemical or conventional weapons. "We are prepared to do more".

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Leon homers to end Boston's 3-0, 12-inning win over Pirates

The play that we can without him he'd be here six than game whiny at third last night but nobody was having last night. Pirates starter Jamison Tallion also did not give up any runs in seven innings of work. The other four dates would have put one of the two in violation of MLB's rule that prohibits a team from playing more than 19 games in a row. Jameson Taillon looked like the real deal previous year during his rookie season, gaining enough confidence from Pirates management that they ...

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Vucic wins Serbian presidential elections with 55.13%

The former President of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic , got just under 6%, while the ultra-nationalist Voijslav Seselj merely 4,5%. "As the two leaders, who were elected during their tenure as prime ministers, I fully believe we will work together to further strengthen our current friendly relations and cooperation, especially in economy", the Turkish president has been quoted as saying.

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Sanders calls on Trump to come to Congress over Syria strikes

House, called al-Assad's actions a "crime against humanity and a clear violation of global law". Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have since called on Trump to seek congressional approval before future military action. While Bernie Sanders has not outright condemned the strike in Syria, Bustle reported that he is "deeply concerned" about what lies ahead for the United States and has suggested that starting another war in the Middle East is something that could have very grave ...

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Airline facing backlash for barring girls wearing leggings

But two other girls were turned away and not allowed to board because they didn't have any other clothing, she said. "Since when does United police women's clothing?" "I don't care what kind of passengers they were". Longstanding policy requires those who enjoy the perks of airline employment, which include travel passes for family and guests, to present themselves in a way that represents the airline well.

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Delta Air Lines throws pizza party for stranded passengers

This is not the first time Delta has thrown food at a problem: past year, following a massive power outage that led to 2,300 canceled flights, the airline brought passengers doughnuts and pizza and offered free liquor, ABC News reported.

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Masters 2017: Fast-finishing Justin Rose pleased his patience paid off

He had it to as low as 7-under Saturday before faltering to a third-round 72, though, leaving him two shots out of the lead at 4-under. Ballesteros, who died in 2011, was the first European to win the Masters in 1980 and backed it up in 1983.

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He Did It! Kyrgios Leads Australia To Davis Cup Quarterfinal Victory

USA captain Jim Courier replaced scheduled doubles player Sam Querrey with Sock about an hour ahead of Saturday's match, despite Sock having lost his singles match to Jordan Thompson on Friday. "I couldn't be prouder of my boys", Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt said afterward. France need to win just one more rubber to eliminate Great Britain, who are severely weakened with the absence of Andy Murray.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Egypt's Palm Sunday Church Bombings; 36 People Killed

ISIS threatened further attacks against Egypt's Christians, saying in an online statement carried by a news site affiliated with the group, "Let the crusaders and apostates know that they will pay a huge bill with their son's blood". Egypt has struggled to combat a wave of militancy since the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president. El-Sissi said in a statement that Sunday's attacks would only strengthen the resolve of Egyptians against "evil forces".

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As Westinghouse declares bankruptcy, what happens to the nuke plants it's building?

The announcement comes as nuclear technology provider Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC), which is also majority owned by Toshiba , files for US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Westinghouse and affiliates intend to use bankruptcy to "isolate them from the one specific area of their businesses that is losing money: their construction of nuclear power plants in Georgia and SC", the company said in a filing in Manhattan's U.S.

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Imam-e-Kaaba addressing JUI-F congregation

He appealed to the Muslims to follow the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah to get success in this world and the life after death. Speaking to the faithful after leading Maghrib prayers at historical Badshahi Masjid here on Sunday, he said Islam is a religion of moderation, peace and reconciliation.

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Economic pact with Australia not to be inked during Malcolm Turnbull's visit

Assad in any solution or settlement". Besides the powerful coal lobby, the Liberal Prime Minister's visit to India would be followed with avid interest by the Australian universities and vocational training institutes. But FTA talks have been stalled since before Christmas with each side conducting a "stocktake" to determine where they are in terms of negotiations.

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Rand Paul: Syria strikes 'not in the national interest'

Now, Trump is learning the hard way demanding action in Syria is far more complicated than he thought. "The Constitution says that in order to declare war, you have to go to Congress and get approval", he said in a prepared statement Friday.

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Vimy Ridge: Royals to commemorate defining WW1 battle

Two Canadian Mounted Police sit on their horses prior to a sunset ceremony and mounting of the vigil at the WWI Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Canadian troops prepared carefully, learning from the mistakes made by British and French troops that had tried and failed to reclaim the ridge. Instead, rain and sleet and artillery shells had lashed what then was a muddy, bloody battlefield as 30,000 Canadian soldiers huddled in trenches ...

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Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters

Thomas Pieters and Charl Schwartzel are also at 5 under. Another dramatic finish seemed assured at Augusta National as a star-studded lineup of contenders in the year's first major championship prepared for afternoon tee times. No one ever played more majors as a pro - 70 - before winning one for the first time. One of the players expected to make a big run Saturday was Rory McIlroy, who began the day five shots off the lead at 1-over.

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Bernie Sanders says Donald Trump 'does not have authority to launch missiles'

Trump had said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children... even handsome babies", continuing that "no child of God should ever suffer such horror". "That's what they have got to do". You heard Lindsey Graham just say that was not the case and President Trump did not say the US was under eminent threat.

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The Trump Administration Has No Idea What It's Doing on Syria

Welch noted that US troops are on the ground in Syria and USA planes are conducting regular air strikes in the country. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have since called on Trump to seek congressional approval before future military action.

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Delta Says 150 More Flights Canceled as Storm Effects Linger

Storms that grounded planes for a few hours on Wednesday put Delta's planes and flight crews out of position. "We were canceled, stand by, canceled". Change fee waivers remain in place for those voluntarily changing their flights. Delta Air Lines is still struggling to recover after severe weather caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights, leaving passengers- including many spring break and holiday travelers- stranded.

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Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize

The comments come as the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit, and signal a U-turn from his anti-China rhetoric on the campaign trail a year ago. "Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent USA military attack on Syria is an action of warning us but we are not frightened by it", the report said, adding that the North's "tremendous military muscle with a nuclear force as its pivot" will foil any aggression by the U.S.

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Daniel Cormier Submits Anthony Johnson, 'Rumble' Announces Retirement

After the fight ended, the head scratching continued, as another fighter has called it a career in Buffalo. So it's official now, Cormier-Johnson II is on for Saturday night. "To knock out Cormier would be the icing on the cake you know what I mean?" Johnson has yet to win a championship since he made his UFC debut in 2007.

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Do you agree with President Trump's decision to bomb Syria?

USA officials said Friday , though, that it's possible Assad's forces have a stockpile of chemical munitions that were kept hidden from weapons inspectors - and that the regime could also have the capability to produce more. Suddenly, he has to start thinking about whether his willingness to support USA action is limited. FRANCE/GERMANY: In a joint statement , President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel said Assad bore "sole responsibility" for the USA strike following the ...

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Trump, Xi record progress at summit

The meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the USA missile strike on Syria. Tillerson said the two leaders noted the urgency of the threat of North Korea's weapons program. "He had a very deliberative process of asking his national security team to develop options", he said. Trump also noted the importance of protecting human rights, and asked China to adhere to worldwide norms in the seas of East Asia.

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Greece cedes to reform demands to snap bailout impasse

Greece will legislate fiscal measures agreed with its global creditors in the coming weeks, the country's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said after a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Malta on Friday. The EU's Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has praised Greece's recent strong economic performance, saying the country was exceeding its targets under the program.

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West Jerusalem recognised as Israel's capital by Russian Federation, in surprise statement

The 1948 partition of Israel named Jerusalem an " international city " and most states have refused to guarantee that they will accept a new Israeli capital even as part of a negotiated solution. "We reaffirm our commitment to the United Nations -approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state", the statement said.


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