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The poll provides insight into the public's view on the direction of ties with those key USA strategic rivals, 15 months after President Donald Trump took office. Some Washington-based analysts said Saturday that a more realistic path for Trump would be to tacitly acknowledge that the North, after relentlessly developing its arsenal for three decades, will not take immediate, concrete steps to eliminate the program.
  • Election ticket fallout in Karnataka Congress: Revolt gains steam against Siddaramaiah

    Election ticket fallout in Karnataka Congress: Revolt gains steam against Siddaramaiah

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    The Congress led by CM Siddaramaiah faces a mammoth task of being re-elected, which no party has been able to accomplish since the 1983. On 9 April the BJP had released the first list of 72 candidates. Youths were given preference. They joined the Congress recently. The Congress list of 218 candidates out of 224 has Siddaramaiah's fingerprints all over placement of candidates, balancing of social justice and application of the winnability factor in weeding out has-beens.
  • Surging crude oil prices hit shares of oil marketing companies

    Surging crude oil prices hit shares of oil marketing companies

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    US crude and gasoline inventories fell last week, the American Petroleum Institute was said to report April 17, in contrast to forecasts for a build in USA government data later. According to a Bloomberg source , 12 nations part of the OPEC+ pact will be meeting in Jeddah on Friday-the energy ministers of Saudi Arabia, Russia , the UAE, Algeria, Kuwait, Venezuela, Iraq, Oman, and Brunei, plus representatives from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, and the head of Libya's state oil firm.
  • Cuba's parliament picks first non-Castro leader

    Cuba's parliament picks first non-Castro leader

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    A new President has been agreed upon - 57-year-old Miguel Diaz Canel, a man without revolutionary credentials. Diaz-Canel spent decades climbing the party ranks and in 2013, he was appointed Castro's right-hand man. It is also the day before the new president's 58th birthday. Former Cuban diplomat Carlos Alzugaray called the relationship between Raul Castro and Diaz-Canel one of " mentor and disciple ".
  • Rio Tinto braces for USA sanction damage on Rusal

    Rio Tinto braces for USA sanction damage on Rusal

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    Rio Tinto said last Friday that it will declare force majeure on certain customer contracts after USA sanctions on its partner Russian aluminium producer Rusal. Rio Tinto is to declare force majeure on following USA imposed sanctions on partner Rusal. Traders said the price jump is a sign of panic in the market, as aluminium smelters look for alternative supply of the key material.
  • Southwest Airlines: Investigators look at engine wear and tear in jet tragedy

    Southwest Airlines: Investigators look at engine wear and tear in jet tragedy

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    Passengers on the flight desperately tried to save Riordan from getting sucked out of a smashed window that had been hit by shrapnel following engine failure. Riordan, the wife of former City of Albuquerque Chief Operations Officer Michael, was the vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo bank in New Mexico , and had been on a business trip for the bank at the time of the explosion.
  • Cash crunch: Rahul says terror of demonetisation is back

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    Congress president and Gandhi Scion Rahul Gandhi on Monday will embark on a three-day visit to his and his mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli respectively. "But it is not a crime", said Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill. He also accused Modi of running away from the debate in Parliament over key issues, including "Rafale scam" and Nirav Modi fraud case.
  • Fox News host Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery client

    Fox News host Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery client

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    Would you consider it a problem if, at some point in the near future, it comes out that I am childhood friends with the guy who founded Potbelly? In a 2015 article in the New Mexico Law Review, Armen Adzhemyan and Susan M. There were audible gasps in court on Monday when it was revealed that Hannity was the mystery third client that Cohen was trying to keep secret.
  • USA to hit Russian Federation with new sanctions over Syria

    USA to hit Russian Federation with new sanctions over Syria

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    The United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched strikes against Bashar al-Assad's government a week after an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, just east of the capital Damascus. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said the strikes will result in a long term degradation of the Assad regime's capability to develop and deploy chemical and biological weapons.
  • Joel Embiid: Questionable for Game 3

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    User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Only issue was all the illegal screens most of the Miami players set most of the evening, not just Hassan Whiteside . With the Heat ramping up their pressure defense and the Sixers bricking so many 3s, the absence of Embiid to help the offense produce more efficiently in the halfcourt was notable.
  • Louis police seek three suspects in Sprint store robbery

    Louis police seek three suspects in Sprint store robbery

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    The driver, described as a black male, got out of the vehicle, approached the man and pointed a handgun at his head and chest. Early on Sunday morning, 15 April 2018, the suspects took the complainants credit card and used it at a shopping centre in Port Elizabeth.
  • US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

    US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

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    Republican governors from the three other border states - Arizona, New Mexico and Texas - have openly embraced the Trump administration's plans and specific tasks for guard members sent to the border with Mexico. "We are in continuing dialogue, discussion with the California National Guard and we'll work closely with Chief Vitiello to see if there's other kinds of responses willing to accept - California would accept..." said Salesses.
  • After acquiting 5 in masjid blast case, judge resigns

    After acquiting 5 in masjid blast case, judge resigns

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    The other two will now be freed from jail. The septuagenarian is now on bail in the case pertaining to the blast on the Samjhauta Express train near Panipat in Haryana. The Special National Investigative Agency (NIA) judge, who on Monday delivered the verdict in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case , has resigned . A total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial and as many as 411 documents exhibited.
  • Facebook makes privacy settings easier by upgrading their bookmark menu

    Facebook makes privacy settings easier by upgrading their bookmark menu

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    Not all users are outraged by the fact that someone got hold of their data and used it inappropriately. Mr Zuckerberg said he's willing to fix the problems in Facebook , even if that requires a substantial investment, and he acknowledged it is "inevitable that there will need to be some regulation".
  • Bush 'very pleased' by pardon for Scooter Libby

    Bush 'very pleased' by pardon for Scooter Libby

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    But critics noted the timing, coming as Trump fumes over Robert Mueller's probe, which he has dubbed a "witch hunt". The White House said Libby had served "more than a decade of honorable service" before his conviction, that his record is "unblemished" since, and that he "continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers".
  • Erdogan and Trump agree to stay in close touch on Syria

    Erdogan and Trump agree to stay in close touch on Syria

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    This is not the first time that Assad's regime uses chemical weapons. Russian tourists visited Turkey past year and made Turkey the top tourism market for Russians, with a 12.7 percent of share in the total, according to the statement. But Erdogan regards the Kurds as terrorists and has now thrown in his lot with Putin and Iran. "One supports terror elements, supporting the PKK/PYD/YPG, and they act with them in Syria".
  • Winnie Mandela laid to rest

    Winnie Mandela laid to rest

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    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at a memorial in NY, not mentioning Nelson Mandela at all. They abducted people, held them at her home, beat them and tortured and killed some. He said she personified the true meaning of speaking truth to power and she was the authentic voice of the people's war against apartheid. She understood that her suffering was not in vein and that's the legacy of a great leader who we know as the Mother of the Nation adds Ramaphosa.
  • Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

    Fine, cool and windy weather forecast this weekend

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    Severe weather will soon be moving into the area, and today's dramatic change in conditions is preparing the way. It will be almost a carbon copy of yesterday with summer-like sunshine and unseasonable warmth. In addition, expect strong wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour. The winter storm watch issued on Thursday grew slightly to include counties along and north of I-69, now encompassing Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties.
  • At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

    At Least 10 Killed in Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

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    Other than the district governor, Ali Dost Shams, all the casualties were security forces, Mohsen said. According to Associated Press, the blistering attack in the Khwaja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province.
  • Russian Federation spied on Skripal and his daughter for at least five years

    Russian Federation spied on Skripal and his daughter for at least five years

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    Mark Sedwill also said in a letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Russian Federation had previously tested whether door handles could be used to deliver nerve agents. Among the techniques they had investigated for delivering nerve agents was applying them to door handles, he said. "If someone was spying, why were the British services not complaining about that?" Former KGB bodyguards identified as suspects in the murder denied any involvement .
  • Statement By Defense Secretary Mattis On Airstrikes Against Syria

    Statement By Defense Secretary Mattis On Airstrikes Against Syria

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    Defense Secretary James Mattis says the US has no reports of suffering any losses during the initial airstrikes on Syria Friday, ABC reports. US President Donald Trump has delayed a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen "very soon or not so soon at all".
  • Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza

    Palestinian man killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza

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    He holds a rank similar to captain. "I hope those same journalists and media outlets that were so outraged and spoke about the poor journalist just faithfully doing his job publish the correct facts". Yousef Munayyer, who directs the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, pointed out how extreme Israel's rules of engagement now are, in permitting lethal fire to be used against protesters who even approach its perimeter fence around Gaza.
  • Did Prince William just accidentally let slip the royal baby's gender?

    Did Prince William just accidentally let slip the royal baby's gender?

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    Are Prince George and Princess Charlotte getting a baby brother? Ecstatic royal fans could be waiting days or even weeks for the birth of the latest royal, as the family remain tight lipped on the closely guarded due date secret. Kate is thought to have been overdue with both George and Charlotte, so a lot will depend on whether the same happens this time. It is also possible that the baby could share a birthday with one of its relations - its great grandmother the Queen will be 92 on ...
  • Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins fourth term as president

    Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins fourth term as president

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    Opposition parties in the tightly controlled Caucasus nation have said the elections are a sham and accused the authorities of preparing to rig the vote. Ilham Aliyev was re-elected in 2008 and 2013 in polls that were denounced by opposition parties as fraudulent. New constitutional amendments extended the mandate from 5 to 7 years, while the prohibition to take that position for more than two consecutive terms was removed, which allows Aliyev to remain in power up to 2025.
  • Tristan Thompson's Alleged Mistress Posts Sex Tape

    Tristan Thompson's Alleged Mistress Posts Sex Tape

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    It was all speculation until photo and video revealed the ugly truth. Kardashian , who is nine months pregnant, remains in OH, where Thompson's home is. Thompson and Kardashian began dating in 2016. "God bless you and your baby". 'First Lamar cheated on her and now Tristan , ' the insider claimed to PEOPLE .
  • PM Modi, Amit Shah to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

    PM Modi, Amit Shah to fast on April 12 against Parliament disruption

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    Earlier, NDA MPs announced they won't take salaries for 23 days since no work had been done. BJP president Amit Shah will also be holding a similar protest in West Bengal's Hubli. Modi will observe the fast but that would not stop him from continuing routine official work including inaugurating 10th edition of Defence Expo in Chennai at Tiruvidanthal, in Kancheepuram district that has been on edge due to protests over Cauvery water issue.
  • Israeli Labor Party Breaks Off Relations With Britain's Corbyn

    Israeli Labor Party Breaks Off Relations With Britain's Corbyn

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    He says there will be a "temporary suspension of all formal relations" between the two parties, saying they can not continue "while you fail to adequately address the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party". In a message read out at a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday, Mr. Corbyn demanded that Prime Minister Theresa May support the United Nation's call for an independent global inquiry.
  • US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

    US House Speaker Paul Ryan won't run for re-election

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    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) suggested that Ryan may not be able to continue serving as Speaker on Wednesday. Likely contenders to replace Ryan included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and McCarthy. The California Republican and current House Majority Leader was considered one of the leading contenders for the job when John Boehner left the post in 2015.
  • Iranians killed in strike on Syrian airbase, bodies taken to Tehran

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    In recent weeks, government forces have recaptured villages and towns in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of the capital. Iran also could also push back against the United States in places such as Iraq, where USA troops are present. Mr Trump had earlier taken to Twitter to issue a warning to Syrian and its allies. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout

    Oklahoma Highway Patrol thanks teachers participating in walkout

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    Emboldened by support from across the country, Oklahoma teachers swarmed the state Capitol for a second week, urging lawmakers to increase funding for education in the state. "My heart wants to be encouraged, but I am a little pessimistic", said Mary Means, a special education teacher from Luther High School. Derek Harris, a co-founder of Arizona Educators United, took to Facebook Live on Monday night to share the news that a date was about to be set for a long-term walkout.
  • Florida Live with Dan Maduri on Scott's Senate Announcement

    Florida Live with Dan Maduri on Scott's Senate Announcement

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    The time and location of the announcement was not made official until hours before it started, but four Democratic protesters made it in time to stand outside and wave signs stating, "No to Scott in U.S. "We're not going to see a change in Washington if we don't have term limits on Congress", he said. "That is why workers like me will be spending our free time to help him win", she said.
  • Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddharamiah may contest from 2 seats

    Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Siddharamiah may contest from 2 seats

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    Among the candidates are numerous party's 48 sitting or outgoing legislators from the state's northern, central and southern region, including Bengaluru , which has 28 assembly constituencies. The Karnataka chief minister was in the national capital to attend the party's steering committee meeting to screen the candidates for the state polls.
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull trails opposition in 30th consecutive poll

    Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull trails opposition in 30th consecutive poll

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    Tony Abbott believes Malcolm Turnbull should explain why his 30th Newspoll loss is not the same as the test he used to depose the former prime minster. "That's his problem", Mr Shorten said at a press conference at Midland train station in Western Australian. Despite his dismal run of opinion polls, Mr Turnbull's immediate future appears to be secure because the coalition has no obvious alternative as leader.
  • Rahul leads Congress fast at Rajpath to protest against govt

    Rahul leads Congress fast at Rajpath to protest against govt

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    Modi ji does not have any place in his heart for Dalits. Along with Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leaders Sheila Dikshit, Kamal Nath, P C Chacko, Ajay Maken and Randeep Singh Surjewala were present at Rajghat. Patra said the Congress had fallen into its own trap. "Party leaders all over the country have supported Rahul Gandhi's by keeping a fast today", he added.
  • BLAME GAME: Russia says Israel was behind Syria airstrike

    BLAME GAME: Russia says Israel was behind Syria airstrike

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    U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to take military action against Syria over a suspected chemical-weapons attack on civilians over the weekend, while Russian Federation warned any such action would have "grave repercussions". "Without any grounds and without thinking about the consequences, the governments of the USA, the United Kingdom, and France are pursuing a confrontational policy towards Russia and Syria and are pushing the others toward this", Nebenzya was quoted as saying by ...