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Crowds march in Edinburgh to support EU

European Union leaders have pledged to strengthen unity and solidarity within the European Union - whilst allowing member states move "at different paces" - in a declaration marking the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding. German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to assuage fears that it would lead to a further unraveling of unity. "We are saying that the people have the right to change their mind when facts and circumstances change, when there is new evidence, and when they find they have ...

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Militants kill themselves with grenade in Bangladesh

But that perception has been damaged by a series of gruesome killings of atheist bloggers, foreigners and religious minorities. "It's a horrific scene". Islamic State claimed responsibility "for a bombing on Bangladeshi forces in Sylhet", the SITE monitoring service said, citing a report on the militant group's news agency Amaq that appeared to refer to that incident.

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Schiff: GOP Intel Chair Nunes Should Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

And Adam Schiff, the top ranking Democrat on the committee, thinks he knows why. She briefly served a key role in the affair now being examined by the FBI and investigators in Congress, and informed the White House in January that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied about his conversations with the Russian ambassador and was a blackmail risk.

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Paul Ryan: 'I Worry' About Trump Seeking Bipartisan Solutions to Health Care

Following a major defeat on healthcare last week, President Donald Trump initially said the administration now plans to move on from healthcare to address tax reform. Paul Ryan is still learning how to manage the rebellious Republican caucus that sank the American Health Care Act, but one thing he is adamant about is his opposition to President Trump striking a deal with Democrats.

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Trump's travel ban indefinitely suspended

That made Watson's ruling the prevailing block to Trump's plans, but one only created to last for about two weeks. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii extended the halt on Trump's travel ban after a request from the state's legal team.

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Seattle sues Trump administration over threat to 'sanctuary' cities

Murray, along with city attorney Pete Holmes announced that the goal of the lawsuit is to have the January 25 executive order - that threatens to pull funding from cities and counties that don't assist federal immigration authorities in certain ways - ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.

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White supremacist fatally stabs black man in racist attack

James Jackson , a 28 year-old Army veteran, confessed to stabbing Timothy Caughman , an elderly black man, reports the New York Daily News . Jackson "wanted to make a statement ", he said. Similarly, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said, " Not only must we repudiate this attack, but we must continue to deny that the ideas behind this cowardly crime have any place in democratic society".

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Over 300 civilians killed in Mosul

Investigators are trying to work out whether a coalition airstrike or Islamic State-rigged explosives caused a deadly explosion in the al Jadida incident. The civilian casualties last week forced a pause in the campaign to oust ISIS from its remaining Iraqi bastion, but on Monday Iraqi forces launched a new offensive aimed at recapturing Mosul's Great Mosque , where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined the jihadist group's state project spanning Iraq and Syria nearly three years ago.

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El Chapo suffering in solitary confinement, according to lawyers

District Court in Brooklyn. The 59-year-old, accused of running one of the world's biggest drug empires and who escaped twice from prison in Mexico, has been held in solitary confinement in NY since being extradited on January 19. His meals get slipped through a slot in the door. The light is always on. "With erratic air conditioning, he has often lacked enough warm clothing to avoid shivering".

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Trump Administration Gives Border Wall Bidders More Time

Lawmakers are growing increasingly anxious as they approach an April 28 deadline, when the continuing resolution under which the government is now operating will expire without a replacement spending package. "I think it's safe by everybody's judgment that the Russians are actively involved in the French elections", Burr said, giving one example. Who is going to pay for wall? "The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall", Zinke told E&E News' Corbin Hiar.

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Israel threatens to destroy Syria's air defence systems 'without the slightest…

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah responded to the IDF's airstrike in Syria for the first time stating that Israel is using several excuses in order to operate within the country. Following the war, Israel began developing the Golan, freeing farmers in the Hula Valley from daily Syrian sniper fire. An Israeli drone strike reportedly killed a member of a Syrian pro-regime militia Sunday afternoon, amid spiraling tensions between Jerusalem and Damascus .

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Donald Trump has launched his most clearcut attack on press freedom yet

Gotten me wrong for two solid years. He tweeted Thursday morning that the newspaper is disgracing the media industry and suggested that he might change libel laws in response. Not long after that, the Times' communications team shot back on Twitter with, "False, we did not apologize". In the 1964 Supreme Court case New York Times v.

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Northern Ireland's Political Parties Can't Agree To Work Together

Brokenshire said he had been "working intensively with the political parties and with the Irish government to find a way forward". Some commentators in the North have speculated that both the DUP and Sinn Féin may want another election: the UUP - the main rival unionist party - is now without a leader, and Sinn Féin may be hoping for an increase in support, in the wake of the death of Martin McGuinness and in-depth coverage and analysis of his role in the peace process.

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South Korea: Park 'deeply apologizes' as she meets with prosecutors

The 65-year-old has a reputation for fastidiousness and as president reportedly refused to use toilets that had been employed by others, with her staff said to insist facilities be replaced before she arrived on official visits. The scandal has engulfed the country's largest company, Samsung, whose de facto leader Lee Jae-yong was arrested in February on charges of bribery and embezzlement.

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Chamber of Mines concerned about 'recall' of Gordhan and deputy minister

Zuma has vowed to enact "radical economic transformation" to tackle racial inequality and poverty, while Gordhan has fought to control spending and root out corruption. Firstly, Sahara Computers, owned by the Gupta family, has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court disputing that the state attorney can represent the finance minister and seeking that Gordhan covers the costs in his personal capacity.

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Twitter stops counting usernames in replies toward the 140-character limit

If you're replying to a group of people, the header will show the number of other folks in the conversation. "When reading a conversation, you'll actually see what people are saying, rather than seeing lots of @usernames at the start of a tweet", Twitter said.

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Trump Administration Turns to Anti-Immigrant Scapegoating after Healthcare Defeat

Immigration law passed in 1996 Sessions was referring to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act , enacted by Congress in 1996, including section 8 U.S.C. Appointed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cantil-Sakauye said immigration enforcement raids would have a chilling effect on immigrants reporting crimes, bearing witness in court and cooperating with law enforcement, the Sacramento Bee reported .

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South Africa's Gordhan ordered home from London ahead of Gupta court case

Treasury spokeswoman Yolisa Tyantsi didn't immediately respond to a phone call and text message seeking comment. The two were abruptly recalled from their investor road trip to the United Kingdom and United States of America on Monday, with the presidency issuing a one sentence statement without any reason.

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Three dead, 5 hurt, in Ontario crash

Two girls from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, aged 12 and 14, were pronounced dead at the scene. He says the girls were travelling in a van along with five other youth of varying ages and were being driven by a 27-year-old man.

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Mexico to appeal ruling on sex assault suspect

Diego Cruz, who was 19 at the time, and three of his friends, all sons of wealthy businessmen and politicians, allegedly abducted their former high school classmate and forced her into the back of a vehicle as she was leaving a party in Boca del Rio, Veracruz , in 2015.

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US Gives TransCanada Green Light To Build Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The company said it would consequently withdraw a bankruptcy claim it filed through the North American Free Trade Agreement and end its legal fight over the constitutional nature of the Obama presidential administration's rejection of the project.

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China's Tencent Nabs 5% Tesla Stake In $1.78B Deal

The news sent Tencent shares up 0.885 percent to HK$228 ($29.34) in Hong Kong on Wednesday. In the past, Tencent has backed startups that develop the maps and AI needed for self-driving cars and is also an investor in ride-hailing apps such as Didi Chuxing.

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MP James Cleverly's Emotional Tribute To Former Comrade PC Keith Palmer

Lizzie Owens served in the same unit as Mr. Palmer, the officer who was stabbed to death inside the gates of the British parliament on Wednesday. 'Whistle whistle, London I love you!' She and her family left to eat lunch a block away. "Even if he acted alone in the preparation we need to establish with absolute clarity why he did these unspeakable acts to bring reassurance to Londoners, and to provide answers and closure for the families of those killed and the victims and survivors of ...

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Trump's Border Wall May Force Government Shutdown

As with Trump's 2018 budget plan, Congress will probably ignore Trump's requests, though building the wall is a high priority for Trump and the White House hasn't yet joined the 2017 spending negotiations. Unlike the budget, the roster of budget cuts doesn't represent official administration proposals. That means Republicans must ignore Trump's demands if they hope to avoid a shutdown fight.

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Trump official implies border wall might go on Mexico side of river

The interior secretary added that some areas along the border are too physically imposing for a wall to be necessary, but the Rio Grande spans 1,200 miles, and President Trump has called for a wall along the entire border. Furthermore, Democrats say the Trump wall is poorly planned and that there already are other border security measures constructed or under consideration.

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Le Pen, Putin talk terrorism in surprise Kremlin meeting

France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen , who wants to become president in the 2017 elections, celebrated Britain's vote to leave the European Union . The visit comes after speculation Le Pen may be seeking Russian money for her campaign. Earlier yesterday, during talks with a Putin ally, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Ms Le Pen said she has always opposed European Union sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over the Ukraine conflict, calling them "counterproductive".

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Italian police arrest pro-Islamic State trio over suspected Venice bomb plot

The suspects - three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor - were also reportedly overheard praising the terror attack in London last week and discussing a desire to join jihadis in Syria. The 16th century Rialto bridge, one of Venice's iconic tourist draws, spans the Grand Canal and features small shops on either side of its stone steps.

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Senate Suspends Ndume, Clears Saraki, Dino Melaye

The suspension period was however reduced to six months following a plea by Senator Matthew Uroghide . Dino Melaye and Senate President Bukola Saraki. "We should investigate matters before we made allegations", he said. The committee therefore recommended that the senator be suspended for 181 legislative days, equivalent of one calendar year.

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SXSW: Documentary sheds light on murder of Michael Brown

Jason Pollock , in his new documentary " Stranger Fruit ", included a previously unreleased video that shows Brown visiting Ferguson Market & Liquor at around 1 a.m. Peterson, for his part, views the controversy over the new video as part of the ongoing attempt to keep the idea of pervasive police racism alive. "I don't necessarily agree with all of the rioting and the looting and all of that, but I do think we should stand up and make our voice heard", said one business owner.

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Westminster might be about to take direct control of Northern Ireland

It means the 4pm deadline for forming an executive will pass without agreement. Michelle O'Neill said: "There is only one option which the British Secretary of State is entitled to take and that is to call an election". "What we are talking about is the health service, schools, voluntary groups and services for the most vulnerable in society, this isn't what people voted for on the 2 March".

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Palestinian woman killed after attacking police

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the slain Palestinian woman as 49-year-old Saham Ratib Nimr from East Jerusalem al-Quds. Last week, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) director Nadav Argaman warned that despite the current relative calm, Hamas and other terrorist entities may attempt to carry out attacks ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday.

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Hong Kong civil servant becomes first female chief executive

All of those charged were released on bail. Chan will present herself to police on Monday and appear in court on Thursday. Part of the public mistrust towards Lam stems from her close working relationship with the staunchly pro-Beijing Leung, who protesters say ordered the firing of tear gas on protesters in 2014.

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Ryan says Congress awaiting new Russia documents

But Democrats and some Republicans were dismayed by Nunes' actions, saying that by going to the White House grounds he delegitimized the nonpartisan investigation he was tasked with leading. "Mr. Nunes's recusal is necessary to restore integrity to the investigation and ensure the public's faith in its findings". The House investigation has been hampered by partisan divisions.

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North Korea Says It Tested New 'High-Thrust' Rocket Engine

Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police were now looking for a VIP among several others to assist in the murder investigation of Jong-nam, including the three North Koreans who are believed to be hiding in the embassy.

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Tillerson Confirms US Will Set Up 'Safe Zones' in Syria

Tillerson said similar efforts should be replicated elsewhere. "It's important that the new administration supports that". Trump has vowed to make the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) a priority and directed the Pentagon and other agencies in January to submit a plan for defeating the hardline group.


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