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Stockholm attack suspect Rakhmat Akilov admits terrorist crime

Defense attorney Johan Eriksson (left) says his client, Rakhmat Akilov , will admit his guilt. Police have arrested a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan whose residency application was rejected last year. "We will get through this together", Lofven said. The group, which claims to be non-violent and says it wants to achieve its goals by peaceful means, aims to establish a caliphate in Muslim regions of Russian Federation and ex-Soviet Central Asian states.

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Dead, 100 Injured As Violence Mars By-Election In Srinagar

The Srinagar constituency went to the polls again after Srinagar representative Tariq Hamid Karra, elected in 2014, resigned his seat in protest of the killing of over 90 civilians by Indian forces last summer. Mobile internet remained suspended for the fourth day today in the Kashmir valley, where Broadband service of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has resumed after remaining banned from April 8 and 9 midnight.

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Oil eases from 5-week high, US output rise undermines rally

The monitoring committee, led by Kuwait, which consists of both OPEC and non-OPEC members said last month it has been satisfied with the compliance levels. Furthermore, gasoline inventories dropped 3M barrels last week, boosting market sentiment. A floor hand signals to the driller to pull the pipe from the mouse hole on Orion Drilling Co.'s Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in Webb County, Texas, U.S., on Monday, March 26, 2012.

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USA drops biggest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS tunnel in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province

As if America didn't have enough problems to worry about, the USA military has just dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan. A US special forces soldier was killed Saturday in the area. Gen. John Nicholson , commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, reportedly signed off on the bomb's use. Afghan forces and the American troops advising them have engaged in heavy fighting with ISIS forces in Afghanistan over the past year.

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North Korea Test-Fires Missile Ahead of Trump-Xi Summit

The initial US and South Korean assessments indicated it was a KN-15 medium-range missile, whose first publicly known test in February was considered by many foreign experts as a potentially worrying development. In his first five years as North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un has overseen more than double the number of missile tests than his father did during his 17-year rule, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Will Register as Foreign Agent

But now, Ukrainian officials are launching a corruption investigation, according to CNN, and have been attempting to question Manafort and his connection to it. As the AP reported in August, the lobbying effort included not only traditional outreach to politicians in Washington but attempts to influence American public opinion and gather political intelligence on competing lobbying efforts in the U.S.

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Russia blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

Putin had even granted Tillerson with a friendship honor. "There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Mr Tillerson said . Last week, Russian Federation presented a draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syrian Idlib calling for a proper investigation into the incident.

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'Charging Bull' Sculptor Hints Lawsuit Against 'Fearless Girl'

And just like the women she represents , Fearless Girl is already having to deal with some serious patriarchal bull . NY city's Mayor Bill de Blasio recently extended the girl's statue permit, amid rising public clamour for it to be made permanent.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained secret warrant to surveil Trump adviser linked to Russian Federation

The FBI obtained a warrant to monitor President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser, Carter Page , last summer on suspicions he knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow , The Washington Post is reporting.

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Theresa May denies sacrificing human rights for trade

An earlier statement from May's office said she would discuss with the monarch "tax and privatisation standards to help Saudi Arabia diversify its economy and become less reliant on oil". May also promised to support the people of Yemen through humanitarian aid. Mrs May has faced repeated calls to suspend arms sales to Riyadh amid claims of widespread human rights abuses in Yemen during the coalition bombing campaign it is leading, which includes Jordan.

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Trump officials say no new USA focus on ousting Syria's Assad

Yet despite the Defence Secretary's strong words today, the Government is continuing to face questions over why Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a trip to Moscow at the eleventh hour. "They carried out strikes on the hardware that they wanted to inspect". In Philadelphia, dozens of protesters marched against the strikes, with some carrying signs reading "U.S".

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British FM cancels Moscow visit over 'developments in Syria'

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson canceled a trip to Moscow over the conflict in Syria, fueling the crisis between Russian Federation and the west after a USA missile strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, which U.S. said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria.

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Trump gave Syria attack order while eating cake

President Donald Trump seemed to have a clearer memory of dessert than a country he just bombed. President Trump said: "We had finished dinner, we were now having dessert and we had the most attractive piece of chocolate cake you have ever seen".

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria attack, China abstains

Tillerson's trip has been dominated by USA criticism of Russia's unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad following a gruesome poison-gas attack in northern Syria last week blamed on Assad's forces. Ahead of the joint media conference with Mr Lavrov, Mr Tillerson met President Putin . "We discussed our view that Russian Federation, as their closest ally in the conflict, perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognize this reality", Tillerson said.

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Stockholm attack suspect admits to "terrorist crime", lawyer says

Police say they have arrested a second person in connection with the attack, but have given no further information. Akilov was previously known to Swedish intelligence services. "Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack". The council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to justice. Ek said he was "deeply saddened and upset" that the attack happened in Sweden.

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Stockholm truck attack suspect 'admits to terror crime'

Swedish police said Mr Akilov was known to security services. Intelligence agency Sapo has said the Akilov had appeared on their radar past year for undisclosed reasons, but national police commissioner Dan Eliasson said "there was nothing in the system that indicated (the suspect) would do something like what he did on Friday".

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Tillerson meets with Putin in Moscow as tensions rise over Syria

MOSCOW , April 12 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria.

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Crude oil eases for second day on rising U.S. production

Energy Information Administration for the week ended March 31. Nordic bank SEB said global oil inventories in weekly data have dropped by 42 million barrels in the last four weeks. The strategy seems to have worked, and oil prices have stabilized around $50 a barrel - after dropping dramatically past year to nearly $26 a barrel.

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French presidency frontrunner Macron tells rival Le Pen nationalism means war

The highest-scoring candidate among the six others is Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a Gaullist polling at around four percent. To channel such discontent away from the populist right of Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron founded a new political party, En Marche! which has emerged as the real contender of Marine Le Pen.

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Susan Rice Is a Horrible Liar, 'Incidentally' Speaking

He continued,"It's such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time ", Trump added . Trump would not say if he reviewed new intelligence to support his claim . To many observers, Nunes' effort backfired because it simply provided more evidence of contact between the Trump team and Russian officials who tried to influence the USA election.

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Australia, India to up security, maritime ties

Earlier yesterday, both the Prime Minister hosted a joint press conference, where PM Modi had praised the Australian PM saying that his visit gave both the countries to shape new priorities in the strategic partnerships between India and Australia.

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United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers

The department said in statement Monday that the incident "was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department". It's not clear how much time elapsed between the video being shot and officers ripping Dao out of his seat, bloodying his face on an armrest, and dragging him off the plane.

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Syria's Assad: Chemical attack was fabrication

In an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus - his first since the alleged April 4 attack prompted a U.S. air strike on Syrian forces - Assad said his army had given up all its chemical weapons and that Syrian military power was not affected by the U.S.

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Israel slams Marine Le Pen's Holocaust comments as 'contradicting historical truth'

France's ambassador to Japan Thierry Dana has said publicly that he would refuse to serve as a diplomat if Marine Le Pen was elected president, because he refuses to serve a National Front-run state. "This contradicts the historical truth as expressed in statements by French presidents who recognised the country's responsibility for the fate of the French Jews who perished in the Holocaust", a ministry spokesman said.

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G7 Foreign Ministers Seek U.S. Clarity Over Syria

It is good that incumbent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is going ahead with his 12 April visit to Moscow. The meeting is taking place privately. "It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", Tillerson told reporters in Italy.

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Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile Strikes

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Saturday that an global fact-finding committee should be formed to probe the allegations of chemical weapons attack in Syria . The Trump administration also told allies that the decision had been meant to deter future use of chemical weapons, and not to start a prolonged air campaign against Assad.

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Nato is no longer obsolete

We talked trade. We talked a lot of things. Russia, which has backed Syria in that country's six-year civil war, called the missile strike a violation of worldwide law and pledged to retaliate for further attacks. "And now they do fight terrorism", Trump said at the press conference. "Right now there is a fear". There's certainly problems. But ultimately, I hope that there won't be a fear and there won't be problems and the world can get along.

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Trump Repeats Unfounded Claim That He Pushed NATO To Focus On Terrorism

President Donald Trump had been "very consistent" in his support of NATO, despite his dramatic shift in rhetoric about the organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. But at least they have turned a corner. Trump said Wednesday the alliance should be stepping up assistance to Iraqi forces fighting IS militants.

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Health Inspectors Cite Trump's Mar-A-Lago For "Potentially Hazardous" Food

The restaurant's "reach-in" and "walk-in" coolers were both said to be "not maintained in good fix", with meats being stored at dangerously high temperatures (41°F is the highest that it should be). Lesser violations included the shelves of the walk-in unit rusting, as well as an ice making machine being outdoors, and hot water not being provided at the employee hand washing sink.

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Ex-Pakistani army officer goes missing from Lumbini

He was contacted by a man named Mark Thompson who offered him a job which had been listed on the website stratsolutions.biz. Subsequent probing by his family and friends shows that the United Kingdom telephone number from which he had received telephone call for the interview was a computer-generated one, according to the Pakistani daily.

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President Trump reverses course on China and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

McMaster's trip will focus on assessing whether more US forces are needed to turn around the war in Afghanistan, which has been ongoing since late 2001. Tillerson was greeted frostily in the Russian capital as Lavrov began their meeting Wednesday by demanding to know America's "real intentions". Donald Trump has declared that USA relations with Russian Federation "may be at an all-time low" laying bare deep and unsafe divisions on Syria and other issues, while his Secretary of State Rex ...

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North Korea To Reinforce Defenses after Syria Missile Strike

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia's king about Syria and he "reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States' military strike against the Sayrat airfield". Though the mostly private meetings were overshadowed by the US strike on a Syrian airfield, their brief interactions and statements provided some key clues about what comes next in U.S.

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Trump speaks with Chinese leader on N. Korean 'menace'

The Voice of America said Wednesday night, quoting United States government and other sources, that North Korea "has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM Korea time ". Very powerful. We have submarines. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. "There's a view that China possesses the key to solving the peninsula problem, or that China has the faucet and that all China has to do is shut it off and the peninsula issue is solved", Ruan ...

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US, Mexico and Canada announce 2026 World Cup bid

In a letter seen by The Associated Press , the soccer federations from the United States , Canada and Mexico asked FIFA to consider their request next month in Bahrain at its annual congress. "Yes, it's going to be 10 games in Mexico , but it's also going to be games in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix". All matches from the quarter-finals onwards would be in the USA which hosted in 1994.

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Chinese nuclear envoy in Seoul for talks on N Korea

But it was also a criticism of Mr Trump himself, who Mr Xi had hoped was a man China could deal with. Spicer said Trump underscored the need for China to take concrete steps to level the playing field for American workers, stressing repeatedly the need for reciprocal market access.


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