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Bayern's Neuer out for season

The Bundesliga leaders were angered by several key decisions by Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai , feeling that the sending off of Arturo Vidal was unjust and that two of Cristiano Ronaldo's three goals were offside. We're on a positive run. In a game of such intensity the result can not be decided by the referee. Everybody played their part. "If the referee didn't make mistakes we don't know what would have happened", added Ancelotti, who was returning to the Bernabeu for the first time ...

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U.S. VP Pence says seeks fairer trade with Indonesia

In addition, some 64 percent of South Korea's agriculture imports from the U.S. became immediately duty-free, with most of the remaining tariffs and quotas to be phased out over the first ten years. Trump has brought two ideas to the North Korean stalemate: threaten military force, and leverage the US's trade relationship with China to force its hand against the Kim regime.

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Trump takes aim at H-1B visa program

Specifically, they would look into whether waivers in free-trade agreements are leading to unfair trade by companies outside the US and whether it undercuts American companies on a global playing field. India represents the most elevated pool of qualified IT experts, whose services go far in making American organizations globally competitive. Overall, IT and consulting company Infosys holds the largest number of H-1B visas, with almost a third of the total visas issues, according to a ...

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations statement on North Korea's missile tests

The Rodong Sinmun , the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words. Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its arms programs, including developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India retaliates by ending bilateral talks

The document contains the attested report of Court Martial General, as well as the court proceedings timeline, The Nation reported. Indian media reports suggest three people allegedly working with India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) were rounded up by the police in Rawalkot, Poonch district, for carrying out anti-state activities.

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Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site

The US Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. This satellite image released and notated by Airbus Defense & Space and 38 North on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, shows the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea.

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'Mother of all Marches' claims two lives in Venezuelan protests, in pictures

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Twitter said her country "rejects" Tillerson's statement, dubbing it 'systematic interventionism'. There were no other details immediately available. On Monday, 11 Latin American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, called on Venezuela's government to respect the constitutional right to peaceful protest.

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All options need to be explored to rein in North Korea

Pence also said the United States would protect freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, where Beijing is entangled in territorial rows with several Southeast Asia nations. While Japan's trade surplus with the United States is much smaller than China's, Trump has decried the imbalance, especially in auto exports. Trump justified the launching of 59 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat airbase in Syria as a response to a chemical attack which he blamed on President Bashar ...

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Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in United Kingdom election 'a horrifying prospect'

His constituency is a key target for the Tories. A man passing by commented: "I hope you become Prime Minister " - prompting a smile and thanks from Mr Corbyn. "Why should anyone believe a word they say over the next seven weeks?" Despite a new opinion poll putting Labour as many as 24 points behind the Tories, he insisted the election result was not a " foregone conclusion ", declaring: "Things can, and they will, change ".

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Front National: Le Pen Was Likely Target of Foiled Terror Plot

The daily survey by Opinionway gave similar projections to Cevipof for the top candidates and projected Macron would beat Le Pen in the May 7 second round by 65 percent to 35 percent. Far-right presidential frontrunner Marine Le Pen said yesterday that French people felt "dispossessed" in their own country as she stressed the threats of immigration and terrorism in the final days of campaigning.

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PM Turnbull Reveals Immigration Shake-Up With Axing Of 457 Visas

But the 457 visa has been mired in controversy with allegations the programme was being misused by employers to import workers on the cheap, not to fill genuine skill shortage . "Does anyone really imagine Malcolm Turnbull's new "Australia first" #AustralianValues approach isn't because of One Nation pressure?" The requirements would apply to all new applications for citizenship, the government said .

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Popular Ex Footballer Found Hanging Inside Prison Cell

Hernandez's death comes on the same day that President Donald Trump will host his former team the Patriots - which won the premier American football championship, the Superbowl, in early February - at the White House. His body was found just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Others emphasized that he was a convicted murderer who deserved no pity.

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Syria's allies pledge to retaliate after U.S. airstrike

The comments represented a departure from what Ms Haley had said before the U.S. hit a Syrian air base with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday in retaliation for what it said was a chemical weapons attack by Assad's forces on Syrian civilians.

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Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike in Israeli jails

Protesters have launched sympathy marches in several major towns in the West Bank, such as Hebron and Ramallah. Erdan ordered the Israel Prison Service to do all they can to contain the strike within its walls and prevent any illegal communication between prisons and with other terrorists.

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Tillerson: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but still sponsoring terrorism

Although Tillerson confirmed on Tuesday, at the end of a prior 90-day review period, that Iran is not cheating on the terms of the JCPOA, Washington has not ruled out breaking its own side of the agreement. His tone suggested that even if Iran is fulfilling the letter of its nuclear commitments, the deal remains on unsure footing. Despite repeated pledges to rip up, renegotiate or otherwise alter them, the USA has yet to withdraw from any of these economic, environmental or national security ...

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GOP shouldn't be celebrating a runoff in Georgia's 6th District

Even after dumping $8.3 million into the race and having Republicans fracture their vote across eleven candidates, Democrats still couldn't pull Ossoff across the finish line to avoid the runoff. Pundits said Mrs Handel will likely win the run-off, but on Tuesday the Republican said in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "Beating Ossoff and holding this seat is something that rises above any one person".

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Turkey: Russia agrees to Syria chemical probe

Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russian Federation on Wednesday agreed to work together on an global investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes.

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Pence Takes Belligerent but 'Non-Military' Stance on North Korea

Also Tuesday, it emerged that a USA strike group was not near the Korean Peninsula as had been previously thought, after President Trump said last week he had sent an "armada" as a warning to Pyongyang. Mr Pence said: "We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearised Korean Peninsula". In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA ...

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UK Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote

In his first keynote speech of the campaign, Mr Corbyn will insist Labour can "change the direction of this election" by "putting the interests of the majority first". She blamed the Lib Dems, for wanting to "grind" the business of government to a standstill, the SNP for threatening to vote against negotiations and Labour's threat to vote against the final Brexit agreement.

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United will no longer use police to remove passengers from overbooked flights

Federal rules allow airlines to sell more tickets than they have seats, and airlines do it routinely because they assume some passengers won't show up. David Dao (the doctor who was dragged off the plane) is now at a hospital in Chicago undergoing treatment for the injuries he suffered during the altercation.

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UN Commission Indicted Hitler As War Criminal Before Death: Book

The main conclusions of his research were published in the British newspaper The Independent on Tuesday morning. The documents, not seen for more than 70 years, showed at the same time that the Allies, made up of the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom, had prepared war crime indictments against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and his top subordinates.

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Trump pledges to address dairy trade dispute

Canada has also fiercely protected its dairy industry in recent trade deals, from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Ceta, the Canada-European Union deal . Trump did not specify what parts of Canada's tariff-protected dairy sector he wanted to change, nor what measures he would take to make it happen, but his remarks re-ignited calls from rival exporters for a fresh complaint to the WTO.

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International Monetary Fund foresees stronger China, global growth in coming years

A quarter of all United States corporate assets would be vulnerable if there was a sudden increase in interest rates because of a debt binge among businesses in the country, the International Monetary Fund has warned. The report said the increased growth forecasted for China reflected stronger-than-expected policy support. It also came ahead of this week's gathering of central bank governors and finance ministers for the 2017 IMF/World Bank annual spring meeting in Washington.

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France promises proof Assad regime behind chemical attack

And the narrative is that if the rebels could be shown that they are using and manufacturing these kinds of compounds and chemicals, then that undermines the narrative that only Assad could have been responsible for the appalling scenes that we saw on TV screens a couple of weeks ago.

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Controversy in USA over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts

President Trump made it sound as if the carrier strike group was moving immediately to the Korean Peninsula in an interview last week following increased tensions with North Korea . "The strike group was able to complete a curtailed period of previously scheduled training with Australia in global waters off the northwest coast of Australia.

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Bill O'Reilly out at Fox after harassment allegations

But after the New York Times report , advertisers including BMW of North America, Allstate Corp, French pharmaceuticals maker Sanofi SA and T. Rowe Price, pulled their advertising from O'Reilly's show. "When we look at data, at what programs people report watching, you just don't find people who watch Bill O'Reilly and nothing else on Fox", Cassino said.

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PM talks education and security in India

It will be repeated in Western Australia in the first half of 2018. Wrapping up his four day visit, Turnbull said India, which is evolving as an economic superpower, is now enormously important in the region. A high-level business delegation is also expected to accompany the Australia Prime Minister. Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of 4 lakh Indian professionals over the next few years, as the two nations look to deepen engagement in skill development.

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March against South African president continues Wednesday

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane said the deployment of police officers had already begun. No less damaging, President Zuma's critics say, has been the impact of his track record on the country's external image, both inside and outside the continent.

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USS Carl Vinson Deployment Near North Korea Extended

Several tweets from Trump at the time also signaled that rising tensions were leading to the U.S. taking action against North Korea over the country's nuclear program. Mattis conceded that there was a change in schedule, but insisted that the Pentagon "don't generally give out ships' schedules". On April 12, in an interview with Fox Business Channel's Maria Bartiromo, President Trump made clear that North Korea's ongoing testing of missiles would not go without a response from the US.

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Pence sends warning to N. Korea aboard USS Ronald Reagan in Japan

NY [U.S.A.], April 19: United States Vice President Mike Pence has said North Korea was getting the message that it needed to walk away from its "reckless" nuclear activity. Bishop said that China has a "unique and specific role to play in pressuring North Korea to cease its illegal behavior". Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for a two-day visit, after wrapping up a three-day trip to South Korea, including a visit to the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea.

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Trump Has No Intention Of 'Passing The Buck' On Iran, Tillerson Declares

US President Donald Trump made contradictory promises during the campaign as to what his policy would be toward Iran, but a couple of times vowed to dismantle the accord, if elected. interests in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. Instead, they see the administration's harsh words as both a warning to rogue regimes such as North Korea and an effort to create political cover for sticking with the deal after President Donald Trump's campaign criticism of the pact as a "horrible deal".

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Olympic high jump medalist Germaine Mason dead after 'motorcycle crash'

It is being reported Mason was driving in a convoy of vehicles, with Bolt and fellow athlete Michael Frater among the first to arrive at the scene. Mason continues to hold the Jamaican national record for high jump. Jamaica's prime minister Andrew Holness addressed the accident on Twitter , writing: 'Our honest condolences to the entire sporting fraternity'.

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Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015. Many of Labour's traditional working-class supporters voted to leave the EU, particularly in areas that have seen an influx of eastern European immigrants in recent years.

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Murder Suspect Steve Stephens Shoots Himself Following Police Chase

Stephens stopped and officers approached his vehicle, at which point Stephens shot himself. "We would have preferred that it not [have] ended this way", Williams added. "Because I know that he's a sick individual", Debbie said. Williams said Tuesday that it wasn't clear whether Stephens had any help while he was on the run or where he had been and that investigators will try to retrace he steps.

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Tories reveal three cast-iron election manifesto pledges to ensure Brexit goes ahead

They campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU past year and have fought for the country to remain in the European single market since the Brexit victory. "Fortuitously for them, they find themselves in a position of being the only party that is making the anti-Brexit case", said Rob Ford, political science professor at the University of Manchester.


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