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Russia-US relations have 'worsened' under Trump: Putin

Mr Lavrov said: "We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future". That means Tillerson, who has significant business experience with Russian Federation as a former chief executive at Exxon Mobil but none in government, is about to face his toughest test yet in worldwide diplomacy.

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Trump says U.S. not going to get involved in Syria

President Putin has also called for an independent United Nations investigation. "We have seen it all already". Though President Donald Trump has spoken with Putin by phone, the meeting was believed to be the first between Putin and a top member of Trump's administration since the new American president took office in January.

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Russia's Putin starts meeting with Tillerson in Kremlin

Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer said Tillerson would go into the meeting with Lavrov to "make sure we let Russian Federation know that they need to live up to the obligations it has made" to halt Assad's chemical weapons use. Making little to no eye contact, Tillerson and Lavrov gripped hands and wore expressions that ranged mainly from grim to flat before a phalanx of photographers.

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Germany detains suspect with Islamist background in Dortmund attack probe

Seibert added that investigators were doing everything in their power to track down the perpetrator, or perpetrators. The club put out a tweet telling Monaco fans that a scheme to house them for the night was under way within minutes of Uefa announcing that the match would be postponed.

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Trump to hold press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Popular Video People were so furious about this Pepsi ad that Pepsi pulled it after just one day. "The United States will work to further strengthen our already strong relationship with Montenegro and looks forward to formally welcoming the country as the twenty-ninth member of the NATO Alliance".

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Jadhav death sentence: Uddhav Thackeray seeks stern action against Pakistan

India was seething with anger on Tuesday at the conviction of its self-confessed spy in Pakistan, with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj warning Islamabad of "dire consequences" for bilateral relations if it went ahead with the execution of what she called an "innocent man".

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Jadhav won't be executed soon; can appeal to army chief, Prez: Pak

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj condemned the "farcical" trial, and told agitated Indian lawmakers that there was no evidence against Jadhav. Let me state clearly that the Government and people of India would view very seriously the possibility that an innocent Indian citizen is facing death sentence in Pakistan without due process and in violation of basic norms of law, justice and worldwide relations.

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European Union launches probe in Hungarian education law

Long exasperated by what it sees as Orban's authoritarian tendencies, Brussels is concerned at new Hungarian laws that it fears curtail freedoms and contradict asylum rules - culminating in criticism of an education bill that could shut down a Budapest university founded by US financier George Soros.

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Upcoming Easter Egg Hunts In Everett

Pre-hunt fun begins at 5:30 p.m., with the hunt set for 6 p.m. The hunt is open to children up to the age of 12. Deputy Chief Chuck Hipple said they have been putting up with the over competitive and unruly parents for years and that the behavior poses a risk to other kids.

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Lawsuits claims Yahoo squandered trust fund for Chinese dissidents

A pledge Yahoo made 10 years ago to help imprisoned Chinese dissidents has resulted in millions of dollars wasted, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Its website is no longer functional, and the voicemail for a phone number listed on the foundation's Facebook page was not accepting new messages. Wu, who spent 19 years in Chinese labor camps, died last year.

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Putin Proposes Conspiracy Theory: U.S. Will Bomb Syria and Blame Assad

Before heading to Russia, Tillerson told reporters that Moscow had either failed to take seriously its obligation to rid Syria of chemical weapons, or had been incompetent. His trip follows Monday's claim by a senior US official that Washington has concluded Russian Federation knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack.

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Hospital stocks fall after talk of health bill revival

Obamacare has consistently split public opinion since Democrats muscled it to passage in 2010 without a single Republican vote, with many polls tilting to the negative side. Paul acknowledged that Trump and his allies were still committed to trying to get House leadership's bill through. The elimination of annual and lifetime caps on essential health benefits coverage isn't something most think about until they have to.

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North Korea: US airstrikes on Syria prove need for nukes

That task will be left for future area-specific talks, the framework for which has been established. President Donald Trump says it's been "very interesting" to spend time with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation. With the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles from warships by the US in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted at an air base in Syria, in reaction to the gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime in which several people including women and children ...

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Delhi government not giving funds to regularise colonies: BJP

He questioned the presence of offices of other political parties which include the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. They should call of all elections and declare BJP the victor. He said the EC was not ready to get faulty EVMs investigated which "raises serious doubts". "Even for the Delhi municipal elections, the EVMs are coming from Rajasthan".

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Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'

Russian Federation has defended the Syrian government, a staunch ally, against USA allegations it was behind the nerve gas attack in Syria's Idlib province last week which killed scores, saying there is no evidence to underpin such an allegation.

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EC to ask people to try EVM hacking in May

Representatives of parties including Congress, BSP, DMK, Trinamool Congress and the Left were present at Nirvachan Sadan, the EC headquarters. "We are suggesting various methods by which this wide spread suspicion, widespread apprehension where EVMs can be tampered with and EVMs may have been tampered with here and there, is put to rest", he said.

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EVM row: Opposition to knock President's door

The parties also slammed the Centre for failing to provide funds to the Commission to put in place a sufficient number of voter verified paper audit trail machines for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Resonating similar views, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon said all leaders of the Opposition parties are unanimously addressing the commission with regard to the lack of faith in EVM functioning.

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Mattis says Assad likely regrets chemical attack

Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed cooperation but voiced optimism that their talks could narrow those differences. The two officials were not scheduled to meet, but Putin's spokesman said it was possible they would. Steeped in geopolitical intrigue, the meeting between Putin and Tillerson wasn't formally confirmed until the last minute, following days of speculation about whether the Russian would refuse to grant the former oil executive an ...

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Around Town 4/12/17: Bunny hop & Easter egg hunt

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Yowie is a chocolate candy that brings animal and environmental conservation messaging to the world with a Yowie character and capsule containing replica animal collectables, many of which are endangered.

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EC has become 'Dhritarashtra', says Kejriwal

This comes after Opposition parties urged it to revert to the paper ballot system, raising doubts over infallibility of the machines. "The EC's motive is not to conduct the elections but to ensure the BJP's victory", Kejriwal told the media here.

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Former South Korean President Arrested for Corruption

The Seoul Central District Court earlier issued a warrant to detain Ms Park while she is investigated on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets. Both Choi and Samsung's top executive, Lee Jae-yong, have already been arrested and are now standing trials on bribery charges. Park was taken to a jail outside Seoul , with television crews following the vehicle and nationally televising the 10-minute ride.

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Pope condemns Egypt church blast, appeals for end to terror

Donald Trump has not requested an audience with Pope Francis during his scheduled visit to Sicily next month for the G7 summit in what is a highly unusual omission for a U.S. "Despite it all, we will never lose hope. We feel important, and he makes us feel that the youth count and that we belong to the Church", she said.

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McMaster: Trump orders 'full range of options' on N. Korea

He offered no indication of what differences had been narrowed between the world's two biggest economies. Following a second day of bilateral talks, press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday said both China and the U.S. In Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry urged all parties in Syria to find a political settlement. Moves like that would give Trump small victories he can tout on Twitter.

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Tillerson: Russia must choose between Assad, US

The worldwide chemical weapons watchdog has scheduled a meeting of its executive council to discuss the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. In a four-page document, the White House sought to rebut many of Moscow's claims about the circumstances of the attack.

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Nth Korean suspects return with Kim coffin

Kim Jong-nam was killed with the lethal nerve agent VX on February 13 in a Kuala Lumpur airport, in a brutally clinical operation which removed a potential claimant to the Kim throne - he was late leader Kim Jong-il's first-born - who was an embarrassment to Pyongyang .

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Putin warns of chemical weapons 'provocations' to frame Assad

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow considered the attack to be an act of aggression against a sovereign state. "No", Trump said. But, he added, "I see them using gas.we have to do something". "I think we have to show a united position and that in these negotiations we should do all we can to get Russian Federation out of Assad's corner, at least to the point that they are ready to participate in finding a political solution", German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on ...

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Consumers Face Privacy Blow As US Senate Overturns FCC Web Tracking Rules

However, according to critics, the rule would have adversely impacted innovation. In a rare political move that has united liberals and conservatives in outrage, the United States Congress has voted to repeal an array of internet privacy protections.

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US Deploys Navy Strike Group To Korean Peninsula As Missile Concerns Mount

The U.S. Pacific Command directed the carrier group to sail north to the western Pacific after departing Singapore on Saturday, according to a Navy news release. North Korea has invited a large number of foreign media representatives to Pyongyang this week, likely to cover the so-called "Day of the Sun" birth anniversary on April 15 of the state founder Kim Il Sung.

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Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice 'unmasking' news

After false starts and odd twists in the White House's counternarrative about the potential connections between President Trump's campaign and Russia's electoral meddling, the storyline has settled into a familiar arc: It's all Susan Rice's fault.

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Emmanuel Macron's lead narrows in French presidential race: Polls

Le Pen was also seen at 23.5 percent, down from 24 percent. "What you are proposing is nationalism", he also told Le Pen.
He said he came from "a region full of cemeteries" - the Somme where one of the First World War's main battle was fought - and that "we have to know where we come from".

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull discusses trade opportunities with India during maiden visit

The Prime Ministers of Australia and India will ask their chief negotiators to schedule an early meeting to reinvigorate talks toward a free trade agreement (FTA). Bilateral ties are generally good, but Mr Turnbull has focused more on China and South-east Asia since he came to power in 2015. The cricketer joined the prime minister in Mumbai on Wednesday to launch a sports partnership that will harness Australia's sporting expertise to help Indian athletes do better and encourage healthier ...

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Thousands of officers bid farewell to Westminster attack victim PC Keith Palmer

On Sunday night, police officers were sharing their preparations for paying tribute to Pc Palmer on Twitter. Up to 50 members of PC Palmer's heartbroken family including his wife, five-year-old daughter, mother and father, brother and sisters attended the private service.

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House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

After entering the fray Monday with a recorded get-out-the-vote call on Estes' behalf, Trump Tuesday morning tweeted: "Ron Estes is running TODAY for Congress in the Great State of Kansas". Estes is the state treasurer and he and Thompson were seeking the seat in the GOP-leaning 4th Congressional District of south-central Kansas formerly held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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Trump says US not going to get involved in Syria

Tillerson is traveling Tuesday to Moscow. Citing an anonymous senior USA official, the Associated Press reported Monday that the United States concluded Russian Federation knew in advance of the attack. The White House separately suggested that barrel bombs dropped by Assad's forces could be one of the military actions in Syria that could prompt a U.S.

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UNSC divided over Syria as U.S. threatens more strikes

Officials announced Saturday that Trump had spoken with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who offered support for his decision. For the two events clearly demonstrate two things: firstly, that the U.S. "We can't predict what may or may not happen". Trump placed part of the blame for the recent chemical attack on the former Democratic president, saying it was a "consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution".


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