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Tillerson cites USA military option for NKorea

Yun also said a USA anti-missile system that South Korea is deploying is only meant to defend against North Korea, not any other country. "Although ( South Korea ) is in a hard transitional period of time , the secretary visited (Korea) as planned, and this is proof that South Korea and the USA go shoulder to shoulder 100 percent", he added.

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Turkish President says Netherlands lost friend like Turkey

The row escalated after the Dutch government banned a rally in Rotterdam at the weekend, claiming fears that tensions in Turkey over the referendum could spill over into its expatriate Turkish community. And on Thursday, the Turkish president accused the EU s top court of starting a "crusade struggle" against Islam after a ruling allowing European firms to ban employees from wearing political or religious symbols - including the Islamic headscarf.

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2 small planes collide over shopping mall south of Montreal

One witness at the scene of the crash in the Quebec suburb of Saint-Bruno said they heard a "loud boom" before seeing "pieces of plane fall out of the sky". He said all that was left of the aircraft was shredded metal. One of the planes belongs to Cargair, a flight and pilot training school based in nearby Saint-Hubert.

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Turkish minister says Europe heading into abyss

For the USA administration, nervous about whether the Turkish-backed force is large enough and sufficiently trained, the decision sets Mr Trump's wish for quick battlefield victories against the need to maintain its strategic alliance with Turkey.

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Goa CM Parsekar resigns after BJP's poor show in polls

While the Congress won from Nuvem, Poriem, Quepem, Shiroda, St. Andre, Taleigao and Mandrem, the BJP won from Aldona, Bicholim, Calangute, Dabolim, Mayem, Mapusa and Sanquelim. Manipur Congress chief T N Haokip told PTI, "We are confident that we will form the next government in Manipur". They filed fake cases against me. Singh said the newly-elected MLAs will choose their leader tomorrow and meet Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim for government formation.

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Canadian nurses working in MI denied entry due to Trump immigration policies

Topoleski says the hospital is working to move advanced practice nurses into another category to ensure they are able to cross the border without issue. Patti Kunkel, a LaSalle resident and nurse practitioner at Henry Ford Hospital, says she has yet to be turned around at the border, but was grilled by border agents about the expiry date of her visa on Wednesday.

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Trump to slash one third of State Dept. budget

The Meals on Wheels program did have about a 100 person waiting list until the Lowcountry Food Bank stepped in to help meet that additional need recently. Meals on Wheels programs provide nutritious meals to frail homebound seniors, lowering malnourishment and food insecurity for seniors. The Neighborhood House oversees Peoria and Tazewell County's Meals on Wheels program.

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U.S. envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began his first Asian tour in Tokyo and held talks with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida before a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. U.S. President Donald Trump made it a hallmark of his campaign to call on allies, including Japan, to pay more for hosting U.S. forces and other elements of American protection.

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Turkey: US secretary of state to visit country on March 30

Based on 90 percent of votes counted as of Thursday morning, Dutch PM Mark Rutte's center-right party won a majority - 33 out of 150 seats in parliament - eight less than in 2012, while Geert Wilders far-right party received 20 seats - five more than in the previous parliament.

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South Africa court enforces contract to ensure welfare

However, the Department of Social Development, despite assurances by Minister Dlamini previous year, had not managed to find another contractor, since the CPS contract itself had been ruled void in 2014 by the same court. Black Sash advocacy manager Elroy Paulus said the Black Sash welcomed the order and was still studying the judgment. Froneman said the conduct of Dlamini and Sassa put SA's grant recipients at "grave risk" and threatened to breach their right to social assistance under ...

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UK: Queen gives PM Theresa May royal approval to begin Brexit

While Queen Elizabeth refrained from weighing in on the Brexit debate before voters unexpectedly opted to leave the European Union in the June 2016 referendum, May said earlier this week the queen would give her Royal Assent and allow the negotiations to proceed.

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Tillerson Says North Korea Has Nothing to Fear From US

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday in Tokyo a "different approach" is needed on North Korea. North Korea last week launched four missiles into the Sea of Japan where the U.S. Tillerson would be the most senior USA official to visit Turkey since President Donald Trump took office. Pyongyang has long claimed it needs nuclear and other weapons for self-defense against what it calls a "hostile" US policy toward it.

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Erdogan urges Turks in Europe to have 5 children

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to tear up a key migrant deal with the European Union. Mr Wilders had called on the Dutch government to bar Turkish ministers from the Netherlands until after the election. Many European nations have also expressed deep disquiet about Turkey's response to the July coup attempt and the country's perceived slide towards authoritarianism under President Erdogan.

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A new approach to North Korea?

The editorial says that the Japanese vehicle inspection system, which the USA has criticized, does not target specific countries and notes that European cars are seeing a "steady sales increase in Japan". Tillerson arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday for the first leg of the trip, which is occurring amid escalating tensions with North Korea. "Our stance is that since the U.S.

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Britain's GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

In an unusual move, Britain's intelligence and security organisation today dismissed as " utterly ridiculous " Donald Trump's allegations that it helped Barack Obama wire-tap him during the U.S. Mr Spicer suggested the statement was made without a full review of the evidence or, incorrectly, a briefing from the justice department. Spicer asserted Thursday that Trump's Twitter accusations that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in October were a broad reference to ...

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Tillerson avoids public conflict with Trump over budget

He gave no time frame for reforms to take place, saying in a letter to eight non-governmental organizations obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press that the USA will continue to participate in the council's current session. While he is delaying some of the drastic cuts the White House wanted, it is far from clear that Tillerson can prevail over Trump aides such as Steve Bannon who want to dismantle parts of the federal government and limit USA engagement with the world, said three of the ...

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Top Trump aide is a member of a Nazi group

It was founded by Admiral Miklos Horthy , a self-confessed anti-semite who colloborated with Hitler and the Nazi regime, including turning over hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Nazis. The report also claims that if Gorka - who came to the USA as an immigrant and became a citizen in 2012 - did not disclose this information when entering the country, the omission of this information would have implications for his immigration status.

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Tensions show as Trump, Merkel meet for first time

While German police go after citizens for criticizing Chancellor Merkel or her "Refugee" Policy, demeaning President Trump is the new favourite pastime for Germany's political establishment and mainstream media. "These nations must pay what they owe". Germany's defence spending is now 1.23% of GDP, below the organisation's two per cent target. It's there where the leaders will have an opportunity to describe their vision for cooperation on issues such as Russian Federation policy, ...

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California deputy survives shooting; suspect arrested

Two people are dead and a sheriff's deputy has been wounded in a series of unrelated incidents in San Bernardino County. "His soft body armor saved his life", McMahon said, noting the location of the bullet mark left on the left side of Higgins' vest.

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Trump Administration Proposes Big Cuts In Medical Research

Rather, this was just a chance for the administration to flex its fiscal muscles and signal its intent to raise Pentagon spending while diminishing its favorite targets like the U.S. "Affordable housing is a luxury and we are going to get rid of it", she said. Trump's proposed budget would devastate California and betray the state's values.

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Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

Witnesses said that huge fire and smokes were seen rising from the Kowfal military camp where the attack happened and many ambulances rushed to the area. "This tragic incident is the latest in which innocent civilians, including Yemenis, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, continue to suffer and disproportionately bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen", it said in a statement.

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North Korea Nuclear Program: 20 Years of Diplomacy Has Failed, Tillerson Says

Tensions are running high on the divided Korean Peninsula, and North Korea last week launched four missiles into seas off Japan and where the U.S.is now conducting annual military drills with South Korea. The secretary of state also called on Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying it had "has nothing to fear" from the United States.

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Philippines: 27 dead since anti-drug drive re-launched

Reacting to the video message, he PNP said Robredo should relay her concerns about the reported human rights abuses, particularly the "palit-ulo" scheme, to the police before going to the worldwide community. More than 8,000 people have died since Duterte began his war on drugs when he took office on June 30. While Duterte has repeatedly railed against worldwide human rights groups and other foreign critics of his drug war, Robredo invited more scrutiny.

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U.S. industrial production flat in February as utilities' output falls

Utilities output slumped 5.7% nearly matching the 5.8% decline in January. The 0.5 percent gain at factories, which make up 75 percent of overall industrial output, matched the prior month's advance, marking the best back-to-back performance in three years, a Federal Reserve report showed Friday.

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Republicans Move Ahead on Obamacare Repeal Despite Weak Support

Meadows and other Freedom Caucus leaders are crafting an amendment to the legislation that they have indicated would secure conservative support, and he said the provision is likely to be released next week. And the House Freedom Caucus, posting on Twitter , said: "The House Freedom Caucus still opposes the GOP replacement bill in its current form". "Obviously, the major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump".

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Lok Sabha passes the Enemy Property Bill 2016

The government had passed an ordinance to enforce the law. Home minister Rajnath Singh said the objective of the bill was to clarify the rules of inheritance law. He also clarified that no enemy property has been disposed of so far by the custodian. Before passage in the two houses, Rajnath Singh clarified that the legislation does not violate the principles of natural justice and human rights.

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Tillerson on North Korea: 'Policy of strategic patience has ended'

North Korea carried out two nuclear tests a year ago, and in January a senior North Korean official told NBC News that the country was ready to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile "at any time , at any place". That deal collapsed in 2002 and years of stop-start efforts to reach a new deal have amounted to little, with North Korea actively pursuing nuclear weapons and the missiles with which to deliver them.

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Tillerson: Military action against North Korea an 'option'

But as his baptism of fire in crisis diplomacy begins, the former oil executive will likely have to tighten his purse strings. "We will be having discussions with China as to further actions we believe they might consider taking that would be helpful to bringing North Korea to a different attitude about its future need for nuclear weapons".

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Incremental progress in Pak-Afghan talks in London: Media reports

Two FC soldiers and six militants were killed in an exchange of fire near the Afghan-Pakistan border in Khyber Agency. Terming the discussions "substantive, constructive, forward-looking and result-oriented", he said the success of this important meeting would be judged by the common people of the two countries.

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Majority of Legislature supports Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline is proposed to run from Canada to oil refineries in the Gulf Coast. It has been speculated that the lawsuit was suspended rather that dropped to ensure that TransCanada was not required to use USA steel despite Trump's public statements that it would be.

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BJP government in UP will waive off farm loans: Agriculture Minister

Uttar Pradesh is a state where caste equations matter a great deal. BJP sources said that 3 names as of now have emerged as the hot favorites, though some members also believe that the name has already been decided by the party and the exercise is being done only to give the process a semblance of widespread consultation.

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Genome-based cholesterol drug boosts heart health

Chief Executive Clive Meanwell said the company will seek a price based on the value of the drug and risk level of the patient, suggesting it would fall between $2,000 and $8,500 a year. That's believed by many to make it a more attractive option than now available PCSK9 inhibitors, which require monthly or bi-weekly injections. All participants were taking inexpensive, cholesterol-lowering statins that were effective in providing an average LDL of 92, which is in range of optimal LDL of under ...

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Fadnavis-led delegation to meet PM over loan waiver issue for farmers

Vikhe Patil read out a letter written past year by Pune Guardian Minister Girish Bapat to social activist Baba Adhav, who was then on a fast demanding farm loan waiver. Fadnavis said a 2008 loan waiver in fact helped banks clean their books of non-performing loans and loans given to politicians and their cronies. A day earlier, the Shiv Sena had said it will not allow Budget presentation before announcement of farm debt write-off.

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Trump aide assures United Kingdom that GCHQ allegations will not be repeated

He said reporters have not focused enough on comments from officials denying evidence of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Tim Farron, leader of the UK Liberal Democrat party - the junior coalition partner in the last British government - described the White House claim as "shameful" and said it risked harming USA and UK security.

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Demi Lovato Marks 5 Years Of Sobriety

Demi Lovato has been really open about her struggles with addiction, something that her fans and peers alike have benefited from. She has battled with both bulimia and drug and alcohol addiction. Moreover, in another interview with Refinery29 in March, Demi Lovato confessed that she had been at her worst and opting to use cocaine every hour.


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