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Japan hopes to persuade USA to reconsider TPP trade pact

Trump's administration argues that there are better "deals" that could be negotiated in place of TPP, and have long announced intentions to promote US economic polices that keep jobs and factories within the country as opposed to opening trade policy more broadly.

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Goa's government will run on the directions of Manohar Parrikar: Amit Shah

He mentioned about Louis Berger scam adding, "Congress is known for corruption while BJP is known for development and progress both at the Centre and in Goa". "It will be beneficial for the state if I get continuity as chief minister". On why the Goans should vote for BJP, Shah said that one must compare the state 5 years ago to the present situation and the difference is clearly visible.

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Dubai's Flying Firefighters Battle Blazes With Jetpacks

A newly released video showing the jetpacks in action, though, reveals that they require a water source to work, meaning they're limited to fires on the waterfront. Martin Jetpack has provided the force with 20 jetpacks in an alleged multi-million dollar deal . A promotional video shows a firefighter race to the scene on a jet ski and strap into the jetpack which is equipped with fire hose.

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Six dead in helicopter crash on Italy avalanche mountainside

The mayor of nearby Lucoli, Gianluca Marrocchi, said he had seen the helicopter and wondered why it was flying so low. The helicopter was taking the skier from Campo Felice, a ski resort in the Apennine Mountains, when it went down, according to the National Agency for Flight Safety, which has ordered an investigation.

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Huge Support for Priyanka to Play Larger Political Role: Congress

Though Akhilesh's wife Dimple doesn't figure as a star campaigner for her party, there remains the possibility of her sharing stage with Priyanka. Vadra's statement comes at a time when speculations are rife about Priyanka contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from her mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's constituency in UP, Rae Bareli.

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Million Votes Were Cast Illegally

Tapper pounced on the comments: "If there were even a fraction of the voter fraud that President Trump is alleging, he would be derelict not to order a major investigation". It is also possible Spicer is referring to a 2014 Harvard-affiliated study that indicated 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in the 2008 election, which Trump has cited in the past.

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Terrorist killed in encounter in Kashmir

According to defence officials, based on specific intelligence input, Army launched a joint operation with J&K Police in Hilnar area of Chhatru tehsil. The encounter is underway in Khimbar's Hadoora area of the district. "The slain militants were involved in several terror activities, including the killing of a civilian Abdul Ahad Dar at Gusoo Zakoora Srinagar in May 2015", said the spokesman.

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Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

During the presidential campaign, Trump periodically referred to Chicago, America's third most-populous city, as an example of rising inner-city crime, which ticked up nationally in 2016 after a two-decade downward trend. It was not immediately clear what prompted Trump's Tuesday night tweet, but Emanuel criticized the president and his continued focus on the size of his inaugural crowd.

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Trump aide Conway: Spokesman Spicer used 'alternative facts'

However, crowd scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University told the New York Times that the turnout for the Women's March in Washington on Saturday was roughly three times the size of the audience at Trump's inauguration . "Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views", he wrote. In an attempt to steer the conversation away to other issues, Conway said: "Chuck, do you think it's a fact or not that millions of people have lost their plans or ...

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Trump Has Lowest Approval Ratings For A New President

Trump's approval rating boom comes after a series of executive actions including one that killed the highly unpopular multinational Pacific Rim trade deal the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), one that reinstated the Mexico City policy of global organizations that receive federal funding being prevented from conducting abortions, and a hiring freeze on federal workers except for in the military.

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British leader to meet with Trump to discuss trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote " Brexit speech" in Lancaster House in London, Britain on January 17, 2017. "We'll have an opportunity to talk about our possible future trading relationship, but also some of the world's challenges that we all face, issues like defeating terrorism, the conflict in Syria", May said during an interview on the BBC's "Andrew Marr Show" on Sunday.

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Buhari clears Babachir Lawal, Magu of corruption allegations

After investigating the diversion of funds for internally displaced persons in the Northeast, the Senate Ad-hoc Committee, in its report, accused Lawal of receiving a kickback of N200m through his company, Rholavision Limited, from a company he awarded a contract for the clearing of invasive plant species in Yobe state.‎.

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Kate steps out in emerald green Hobbs ensemble on hospice visit

Numerous children have life-limiting conditions and several are spending their last days getting support, therapy and counseling from the hospice care facilities. She was making the visit as patron of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity. You can see she wants to be there and see what the families are going through.

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Bring back BCTT, remove retro tax: CMs' panel to PM

A week ahead of the Budget, it also recommended that cash transaction above Rs 50,000 be taxed in order to discourage people from resorting to cash dealings. Naidu held three meetings and many video conferences with the members on the recommendations to make. It may be recalled that the government has chose to push the percentage of digital payments to 70 by March this year.Naidu asked IT secretary K Vijayanand to make use of the biometric system to encourage digital payments.

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Pakistan test-fires Ababeel surface-to-surface missile

Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet message here. Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test flight of a surface-to-surface missile, having a 2200km range, according to the Army's spokesman. The missile, launched from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean from an underwater, mobile platform , had hit its target with precise accuracy , the Army had said.

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Kellyanne Conway threw 'mean punches' at Trump inaugural ball, witness says

According to the New York Daily News , the reason for the brawl remains unclear. Us Weekly has also reached out for comment. The story arrives from Fox News Senior Correspondent Charles Gasparino, who heard some "erroneous reports" on various incidents at the shindig, so he made a decision to clarify matters on Facebook .

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UK Government loses Supreme Court appeal over Brexit

However, the bill could still fail if enough MPs oppose it. Given the majority of MPs are in favor of European Union membership, the process of actually triggering Article 50 could become drawn out, as lawmakers seek to delay the Bill by tabling amendments.

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Mother, 2 children missing after Virginia Beach house fire

A woman and her two kids are missing and on Monday police called her disappearance suspicious. The single mom reportedly dropped her children off at a friend's home Saturday afternoon so that she could go on her date. "I feel helpless and I don't know what to do". Monica Lamping, 29, was last heard from around midnight Sunday and was traveling in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee with her two children, 7-month-old Oria and Kai, 9.

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Emergency response helicopter crashes in central Italy

Emergency workers found the pups as they dug through the debris in hopes of finding the 23 people still missing after an natural disaster caused an avalanche to bury the hotel in Farindola, Italy. Details have emerged of the situation at the hotel just before the avalanche. "Edoardo has an adult brother, so the brother will be given custody of him", Pescara hospital medical director Dr Rossano Di Luzio said.

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Trump designates his inauguration date as 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'

According to The Hill , the proclamation , set to be published Tuesday, refers to "a new national pride" that "stirs the American soul". "We are one people, united by a common destiny and a shared objective", the proclamation begins. " Freedom is the birthright of all Americans, and to preserve that freedom we must maintain faith in our sacred values and heritage ", the document continued.

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German SPD chief: no comment on report he won't run against Merkel

Mr Schulz recently made a decision to return to domestic politics after five years in Brussels. The 61-year-old has worked to strengthen the EU's political defences as it faces up to fraught Brexit negotiations and a new unpredictable White House under US President Donald Trump.

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Senate panel votes for Nikki Haley to be United Nations ambassador

Cardin's blessing could also go a long way in swaying colleagues on the fence to vote for Haley and allow for expedited consideration of her nomination on the Senate floor. She broke with President Donald Trump in condemning Russian Federation and said she believed the country's actions in Syria constituted war crimes. "What Governor Haley lacks in foreign policy and worldwide affairs experience, she makes up for in capability, intelligence, and a track record of building coalitions in South ...

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May must seek parliament approval to start Brexit

May's government tried to stop the vote via its appeal, on which the country's supreme court had to rule . Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would not "frustrate the process for invoking Article 50 " but would seek to amend the government's bill.

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PM to meet President Erdogan in Turkey

Erdogan warned the Mozambican president to beware of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). Senegal and the Chadian authorities under pressure from Ankara have closed Gulen affiliated schools. The prime minister is expected to discuss trade, defence and security. The Tanzanian president asked Erdogan to support Tanzania with a loan through Exim Bank of Turkey to help in finalizing the construction of a section of the Standard Gauge Railway project.

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Speaker Ryan Invites Trump to Address Congress Late Next Month

The address would be Trump's first appearance before Congress and would be a chance for Trump to lay out his legislative agenda. "With this new unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results for the country", Ryan wrote.

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Probe launched into allegations of irregularities against Kejriwal

Rahul Sharma, founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), filed the complaint. Sharma said Bansal cheated the public exchequer and accused that an executive engineer has helped him. Delhi police has not registered an official complaint in this matter but probing the matter and examining documents linked to the same. It added that Bansal presented fake invoices and bills to obtain the cash for the projects that he never delivered.

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Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway Punches Man At Inaugural Ball

But she did attempt to appear magnanimous, saying the Trump administration "invited" the press into the Oval Office to witness the new president signing his first executive orders, as if it were a favor to them and the American people, which it is not.

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Diplomat says China would assume world leadership if needed

Hua said that China firmly preserves the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, as well as peace and stability in the region. China lays claim to a vast swathe of the South China Sea within a so-called "nine dash line", including waters claimed by several of its neighbours.

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Leicester suspend Ed Slater after Glasgow clash

We have to give it our best and we'll see what happens. It was a team performance - everybody did their job really well. Mark McCall's side beat Racing 92 21-9 in Lyon last season to be crowned European champions for the first time and will continue the road to Edinburgh at Allianz Park.

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Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others

Female attackers have been seen before, but officials said the use of babies could signal a "dangerous" trend. "However it is not clear whether it was a coincidence or a strategy they employed to avoid detection by security personnel", he said.

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Halo Wars 2 multiplayer demo is live now

Microsoft recommends an Intel Core i5-4690K or AMD FX-8350 CPU with 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon RX 480. Halo Wars will release globally on both platforms on February 21. Even better is the fact that they'll contain 1TB consoles, which is a big step up from the standard 500GB Xbox One S. The bundle also comes with a wireless controller and a two-week free trial at Xbox Live Gold.

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Dictionary trolls Conway by defining the word 'fact'

That tide may now be coming in again; The Washington Post , Politico and Wired , among others, used the term in reference to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, in effect the nation's PR-pro-in-chief, in his first week on the job. Todd: Wait a minute. For those who wish to see for themselves: In his Buzzfeed article , David Mack includes the Associated Press photos of the Mall just before noon for both the 2009 (Obama) and 2017 (Trump) inaugurations, respectively.

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Israel Approves 2500 West Bank Homes Following Netanyahu Call With Trump

The Trump administration is now expressing caution, promising only to review the matter extensively and in consultation with "stakeholders" in the conflict, the Jpost said . The Israeli government is still contemplating how best to move forward in the early days of the Trump administration, with some calling for immediate action given Trump's perceived acquiescence and others calling for patience in order to work out a joint plan with the administration.

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BJP releases manifesto for Punjab elections

Jaitley said, "The alliance with SAD will continue like before and we will further expand developmental activities if given another term in the state". He also expressed confidence that the SAD-BJP combine, which is in the power at present in the state will continue to work for the development of Punjab.He spoke about the government's demonetisation move introduced on November 8 a year ago as well as the "surgical strikes" conducted across the Line of Control in PoK.

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EasyJet warns Brexit will cost £105m in annual profits

Shares of Europe's second-biggest discount airline dropped as much as 9 percent, and were 8.7 percent lower at 982 pence at 9:21 a.m.in London trading, making it the second-worst performer on the FTSE 100 Index. Revenue per seat, however, dipped by 8.2 percent at constant currency or by 1.2 percent on a reported basis to £51.64 per seat. Ms McCall said it was a solid performance "despite a tough pricing and operating environment".


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