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European Union set to approve trade deal with Canada

The Scotch Whisky Association has called on MEPs to back the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ( CETA ) when the EU Parliament votes on the deal tomorrow [15 February]. The EU and Canada signed CETA on 30 October 2016, but only after Belgian regional parliament of Wallonia gave its last minute backing. "A glimmer of hope now comes from the many national and regional parliaments across all of the European Union that still have to ratify CETA ".

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Trump's theory: Scandals over Russian Federation an attempt at coverup for Clinton's campaign

He charged that the information was "classified" and seemed to call into question the "intelligence" of the agencies involved with the leaks . Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said the resignation of Michael Flynn as Trump's national security adviser only raises more questions that need to be answered about the extent of discussions between the new administration and Russian Federation about easing USA sanctions.

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Video shows pregnant teen screaming as officers shock her with stun gun

Rosario then informs officers that they are hurting her, and someone says into the camera several times, "She's pregnant". The officer allegedly said she just wanted to speak to Rosario, and Rosario responded, "I just wanna go, I just wanna go", then shoved the officer into the doorframe of the apartment, the complaint states.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies must pay more or U.S. will 'moderate its commitment': Mattis

This boosted NATO's funds by about $10 billion. 'Americans can not care more for your children's future security than you do, ' Trump's defense chief tells ministers. "But we can and should do more", he added. "No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of Western values", Mattis told the alliance's 27 other defense ministers, according to a text of his remarks.

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USA not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution

The news conference saw the continuation of what seems to be the new administration's policy of only taking questions from friendly reporters. According to Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the US for much of Barack Obama's term and now serving as the deputy minister for diplomacy in the prime minister's office, Netanyahu's priority will be to make sure that both the countries are on good terms, although he also said that it was unrealistic to expect USA and Israel to agree completely ...

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Evacuation order lifted for almost 200000 Californians

The Oroville Dam, America's tallest, cracked open on Sunday when a hole formed in its emergency spillway . Tens of thousands of people received orders to evacuate homes located downstream from Lake Oroville on Sunday after it was discovered that the lake's emergency spillway had sustained damage from erosion and was in danger of bursting.

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Saraki: The President We Met was Witty and Healthy

The duo left Abuja on Wednesday morning. Mr. Buhari spoke to the USA president over the phone from his current residence in London, where he is receiving medical treatment. " We were delighted to see that President Buhari is doing well, was cheerful and in good spirits ". "President Trump thanked President Buhari for the leadership he has exercised in the region and emphasised the importance of a strong, secure, and prosperous Nigeria that continues to lead in the region and in global ...

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Steve Bannon 'livid' over 'absurd' Breitbart report claiming Priebus might get booted

Citing multiple internal sources from the White House, politics editor Matthew Boyle wrote that Priebus' future is "in doubt" due to the rough start Trump has had since taking office. 'We are executing on President Trump's agenda in record time. The report also suggests that Trump brought Priebus into his inner circle because of his connections throughout Washington D.C., yet Trump is disappointed that Preibus couldn't get his cabinet appointees confirmed faster.

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Kim Jong Un's half-brother murdered in Malaysia

Kim had been at the airport's low-priced terminal to catch a flight to Macau on Monday, when someone grabbed or held Kim's face from behind, after which he felt dizzy and sought help, Malaysian police official Fadzil Ahmat told Reuters.

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Union Cabinet clears SBI's merger with five subsidiary banks

SBI roughly comprises of one-fourth of the Indian banking system with an additional capital base of about Rs 4 lakh crore. It will have over 500 million customers. The exact date for the merger would be notified later. The merger is expected to result in cost-savings, including 10 billion rupees in the first year, arising from operational efficiency and lower cost of funds, according to the statement.

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Major Retail Execs Heading to Washington to Warn Against Proposed Import Tax

Several global firms with a SC presence - including Boeing and General Electric - favor this " border adjustment tax " provision because it eliminates corporate income taxes on exported products. The meeting Wednesday included CEOs from Target , Gap , AutoZone , Best Buy and J.C. Penney. The study noted that there is a difference between destination taxes and import tariffs, which do raise the cost of foreign goods.

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2-state solution must be saved — United Nations chief

Palestinian sources told Haaretz that Pompeo and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Syria. Zomlot says it's not clear if the comments signal a shift from long-standing USA policy of supporting a two-state deal. He said it is necessary for Israel to maintain security control over the area west of the Jordan River, which includes the West Bank, to prevent "another radical Islamic terrorist state in the Palestinian ...

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Russian lawmaker comments on Trump's position on Crimea

He also asked if Barack Obama , who was in office when Russian Federation seized Crimea, had been "too soft" on Moscow. Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! Other Levada polling shows that Russians expect to see a positive change in US-Russia relations thanks to the election of Mr.

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North Korean Missile Could Have Flown More Than 1200 Miles

However, China said that the root cause of North Korean missile launches is friction with the US and South Korea. A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman defended the missile test, according to Reuters , which cited North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency.

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Gas Cards Needed For Oroville Dam Evacuees Staying In Placer County

The main spillway divers excess flow from the lake. Officials had ordered residents to flee to higher ground on Sunday after fearing a never-before-used emergency spillway was close to failing and sending a 30ft wall of water into communities downstream.

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Dozens killed and injured in Sadr City bombing

Eight people were also wounded in the blast, which took place near auto fix shops in the Bayaa district of the Iraqi capital. It happened in a crowded street full of garages and used auto dealers in the Habibya neighbourhood in the north of the Iraqi capital.

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Venezuelan Government Pulls Plug on CNN

CNN claims their reporting of Russian Federation potentially having compromising financial or personal information against Trump is part of its honorable First Amendment duty of "informing the people of the inner workings of their government".

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Oroville Dam Evacuations Lifted But Residents Warned To Be Vigilant

Sunday's emergency order was lifted Tuesday afternoon, allowing more than 100,000 residents and business owners to return to their communities. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told almost 200,000 residents Wednesday to use the time this week before the storms fully move in to prepare for another evacuation if needed.

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Tesco stores stay open as '60pc of staff pass pickets'

The union claimed the stores managed to remain open because they were largely run by managers drafted in from other locations. Staff from stores in Dublin, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Offaly and Wicklow went on strike from 14 February and another eight stores in Dublin, Monaghan and Wicklow will join the campaign of industrial action on 17.

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Model Emily Ratajkowski Defends Melania Trump from Slut-Shaming

In February 2016, she wrote an essay in Lenny Letter about being sexualized from a young age in a society that can't seem to allow women to be sexual on their own terms without judgment. However, this was met with backlash as many replied to Melania's tweet that she herself does not stand up for other women. "I want to take ownership of a mistake I made", Mr Bernstein wrote .

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Trump's Pentagon is mulling sending United States troops to Syria

With US officials also discussing a cooperative effort with Turkey in fighting ISIS in Raqqa, a large US deployment would probably be an obvious next step, as Turkey has repeatedly ruled out working with the Kurdish troops the small US contingent in Syria is now embedded within.

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Abe says he sought common goals, not differences with Trump

Russian Federation and China were to join the United States and other members of the UN Security Council for an urgent meeting Monday evening to discuss Sunday's test, which violates a raft of Security Council resolutions aimed at halting the North's drive for a deliverable nuclear weapon.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile

Cheol Woo added that the missile - the first to be launched during Donald Trump's presidency - uses solid fuel and is an upgraded version of a submarine launched ballistic missile. South Korea deemed the missile launch the first test of Trump's previous statement that defending against nuclear attacks from North Korea was a "very, very high priority", although Trump did not mention South Korea in his statement on Saturday night.

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Winnipeg Transit driver dead following University of Manitoba attack

The passenger came to the front of the bus and said he didn't want to leave, so Fraser escorted him off. This is the first time a city bus driver has been killed on the job as a result of an altercation, Wardrop said. Local 1505 President John Callahan lamented Wednesday that he's brought up the safety issue "time and time again". She and Fraser were raising their granddaughter together and Fraser was considering retiring as early as next year, Callahan said.

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BSF seizes Rs2 lakh in fake notes at Bangla border

Security agencies and border guarding forces on Wednesday made first seizure of a "large consignment" of fake notes of Rs. 2000 denomination along the India-Bangladesh border. This seizure is similar to the one recently made by the police and the NIA. Tuesday's recovery triggered concerns that forgers are getting better at replicating security features of the new high-value notes, introduced after the Centre demonetised Rs 500 and 1,000 bills in November past year to fight corruption, ...

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Matthews scores twice to lead Leafs over Islanders

The result was a 7-1 Saint Valentine's Day massacre of the New York Islanders, marking a season high in goals for Toronto. "As much as it's just one loss and we've got a big game Thursday (against the New York Rangers), it's a humbling loss, it's a butt-kicking", Islanders coach Doug Weight said.

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Engineers race to save dam ahead of storms

In 2005, three advocacy groups complained to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that using Lake Oroville's earthen spillway would cause significant erosion because it was not armored with concrete. Asked if officials feel confident about the effort to bolster the emergency spillway, Orrock said, "We are making progress". The Oroville Dam's main spillway as seen on February 14.

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"Global Europe" secures trade deal with Canada as United Kingdom gets shut out

Die Linke is highly critical of the free trade deal and had urged its supporters to campaign against the secrecy which surrounded CETA negotiations. "National governments have already approved the agreement". "Columban missionaries live and serve in many countries that have free trade agreements which include investment policies.

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Hillary Clinton's Response To Michael Flynn Resigning Throws Epic Shade At "Pizzagate"

Flynn had allegedly discussed sanctions imposed on Russia with the Russian envoy and hinted that the United States president would be willing to lift them. The incident started with Democratic political consultant and Clinton ally Philippe Reines , who tweeted out a message mocking the Flynn family.

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New Reports on Russia Connections Are 'Conspiracy Theories'

The officials cited in the Times report said they have not discovered collaboration between the Trump campaign staff and Russian officials related to the hacking of Democratic organizations. "@ foxandfriends is great!", Trump tweeted . Trump dismissed the deepening allegations as an attempt to "cover-up the many mistakes" in Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency.

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Army chief warns locals against supporting militants in Kashmir

He further went on to say that locals who continue to support terrorists and display flags of ISIS would be treated as "anti-nationals" and would be dealt with as such. They may survive today but we will get them tomorrow. The Army chief also said that soldiers would not hesitate to fire on stone-pelting youths if they tried to thwart anti-terror operations.

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Secret Witness Set To Record Testimony Against Robert Durst

A 35-year-old phone call believed to be the last made by Kathie Durst became the focus of Robert Durst's murder case on Tuesday (14 February). Durst, 73, is charged with murder in the execution-style slaying of his friend Susan Berman. Defense attorneys objected to the early questioning of witnesses, countering that their client does not pose any threat to anyone who might testify in his murder case.

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Timeline of Michael Flynn departure is troubling for Donald Trump's White House

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the conversation Monday, but he declined to comment. Trump: Michael Flynn, General Flynn is a wonderful man. Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador took place around the time that then-President Barack Obama imposed new sanctions on Russia on December 29, charging that Moscow had used cyber attacks to try to influence the election.

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South Korean Intel: Kim Jong-un Is His Brother's Killer

Police said an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death. But a Malaysian government official, who also demanded anonymity because of the case's sensitivity, said North Korea objected to the procedure because it wanted the body back.

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What to Know About the Killing of Kim Jong Nam

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died in Malaysia, police on the island nation have confirmed to CBS News, amid reports in South Korea that he was killed. Kim Jong Nam's mother was an actress who later became mistress to his father Kim Jong IL. With the new USA administration talking tough on Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un might have eliminated his half-brother to prevent a possible ouster backed by China .


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