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European Union welcomes NK's decision to stop nuclear, missile tests

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The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. "We can't be satisfied", Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Washington, saying North Korea did not mention "abandonment of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles". Read More »

Record Store Day hits B's Music in Mt. Pleasant

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Out spilled Grateful Dead boxed sets, Jimi Hendrix 45s and AC/DC cassettes - and dozens more albums and 45s - all to be affixed with price tags Tuesday and Wednesday and, on Friday night, placed in bins. "They mean more to me than anything", he said. "That's going to help a lot". Do you ever find that non-RSD releases you order for the shop are delayed by the event? The Stones are re-issuing their 1967 LP Their Satanic Majesties Request on splatter vinyl exclusive to independent ... Read More »

May hits back at claims she was callous to Windrush generation

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Speaking about the database destruction, Sir Bob Kerslake , the former head of the civil service, said some government ministers described May's tenure at the Home Office as being "almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany". May has been under intense pressure over reports thousands who answered the post-World War II call to come to the United Kingdom to work in essential services are wrongly being denied access to state healthcare, losing their jobs and even being threatened with deportation. Read More »

Democrat Meltdown In Midterm Polling

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Thirty-five percent of registered voters in this poll say it's important to them to support a candidate who shares their view on Pelosi, including 43 percent of those who see her favorably and 38 percent of those who see her unfavorably. A new tax bill, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, would likely focus on lowering the corporate tax rate if worldwide competitors did so; encouraging Americans to save more money, earlier in life; boosting paychecks; and ensuring ... Read More »

Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors

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You're reporting that prosecutors are considering whether he could face criminal charges over statements to investigators. McCabe has claimed that the IG investigation and other legal actions taken against him are aimed at discrediting him as a potential witness in the Russian Federation investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read More »

China's ZTE delays earnings amid confusion over US ban

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In a separate case , American authorities this week barred state-owned ZTE Corp ., one of China's biggest technology companies, from exporting US components. ZTE on Friday published a riposte in which it argues it has tried really, really hard to improve its export compliance capability - even to the extent of implementing SAP - and co-operated with U.S. Read More »

Alfie Evans set to die in hospital after final ruling

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Mr Evans and Ms James' lawyers, the Christian Legal Centre, said they will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, despite the court ruling. The father of a terminally ill British toddler met Wednesday with Pope Francis and begged him to make another bid for his son's life, after an appeals court ruled that the child can not be taken to Italy for further medical treatment. Read More »

Will Cohen Flip on Trump?

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A NY judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office. Asked about Cohen's $130,000 payment to Daniels earlier this month, Trump said he did not know about the transaction. One of them said he told Trump, "When anybody is faced with spending a long time in jail, they start to re-evaluate their priorities, and cooperation can't be ruled out". Read More »

How is the Chief Justice of India impeached?

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Mr Jaitley said that " impeachment was a process by which you remove the holder of office in order to protect the dignity of an office and by the power vested in both Houses of Parliament , each member has to act as a judge individually to decide "proven misconduct" and not along party lines or dictated by Whip". Read More »

Prince Charles to Be Next Commonwealth Head After Queen Elizabeth II

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The decision was made by leaders during a retreat at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon. On Thursday , the Queen said it was her "sincere wish" that her son would one day lead the Commonwealth . "By continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our associations and activities, I believe we will secure a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world for those who follow us". Read More »

Trump and Mattis disagreed over congressional approval for Syria strike

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U.S. Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced Monday legislation to update the authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) against non-state terrorist groups overseas. "We did what we believe was right under worldwide law, under our nation's laws". Since 2001, Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Trump have relied on the authorities, along with a subsequent AUMF in 2002, as the basis for operations against armed Islamist groups. Read More »

Thanks to Tammy Duckworth, Babies Are Now Allowed on the Senate Floor

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Duckworth, now the only senator in USA history to give birth while in office , wants to resume voting and the Senate requires that votes be cast in person. She also thanked colleagues for passing the rule change. I think it would do us good, every once in a while, to see a pacifier next to the antique inkwells on our desks, or a diaper bag next to a brass spittoon that hasn't been used in decades. Read More »

Israel Releases Maps, Photos of Iranian Military Locations in Syria

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The main forces influencing the Syrian situation are the United States through its main ally; the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the Russian Federation through the Syrian army and its loyal factions, as well as Iran, which supports Hezbollah and other factions such as The Brigade of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas and others. Read More »

Congress Party has been exposed: CM Yogi on Justice Loya case

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, posting a series of tweets, came down heavily on "several attempts" to target the BJP and its top leaders through "fake" cases. Judge Loya died on 1 December 2014 in Nagpur. This comes after the party expressed dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court verdict that rejected pleas seeking a probe into the death of judge Loya. Read More »

Get a Handle on board Assembly to austerity plans for Puerto Rico

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Within hours, long lines were reported at local gas stations and gridlock at some of the larger intersections in the San Juan area. Some 40,000 power customers still remain without normal electrical service as a result of the hurricane. Tens of thousands of people have not had electricity since the catastrophic Hurricane Maria hit the island last September. It was the second in a week , demonstrating the still fragile nature of the grid. Read More »

Prince doctor agrees to $30K settlement for drug violations

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Authorities found numerous pills in various containers stashed around Prince's home, including some counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl. After searches, Metz said that Prince had bottles of pills marked with common commercial pain relief labels such as Bayer and Aleve and that the singer thought he was taking Vicodin - but was in fact taking the more potent fentanyl instead. Read More »

Trump Appears to Have Changed His Mind About TPP-Again

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Meanwhile, even though his advisers frequently tout positive negotiations with Canada and Mexico, Trump regularly muses about ending the North American Free Trade Agreement. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters. Read More »

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison

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Sindri Thor Stefansson boarded a flight to Sweden on Tuesday after escaping the low-security prison Sogn in southern Iceland through a window. Stefansson probably didn't have to show a passport at the airport because he was traveling in Europe's passport-free zone, Icelandic authorities said. Read More »

New State of the Air Report Shows Mixed Results in Ohio

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Children, older adults, and those with asthma are particularly impacted by ozone pollution . South Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, "experienced the steepest increases in air pollution levels since 2010", the report said . Read More »

Sean Hannity disputes Michael Cohen claim he was a client

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Cohen has been under criminal investigation and FBI agents last week raided his home and other locations. During Monday's proceedings, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood ordered Cohen's attorney to disclose the client's identity. "My discussions with Michael Cohen rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone that I was asking him questions", he said . Hannity claims Cohen is a friend and he may have asked for occasional advice, but Trump's hush money fixer law has never represented ... Read More »

Before and after: satellite pictures reveal damage of Syria strikes

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The missiles hit their targets within a minute or two of each other, McKenzie said , striking around 4:00 am Syrian time (0100 GMT). The leaders will be expected to answer for their decision to join the United States in launching missiles at suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria , in an attempt to punish President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the alleged chemical attack . Read More »

Superintendent: 3 Students Hurt in Knife Incident at Pleasantview

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The incident occurred before classes had started. The boy cut three children with the knife in less than a minute. St. Mary's, the parish school of Immaculate Conception, now has about 75 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Watkins says he believes the injuries aren't life-threatening, and the students were taken to the hospital by their parents. One of the injured children is a seventh-grader who was waiting to catch a transfer bus. Read More »

Netanyahu: 'Full Support' for US Syria Strikes

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Meanwhile, Israel declared its support for the US -led strikes against Syria. African asylum seekers and Israeli activists protest in central Jerusalem, against their deportation, on April 4, 2018. Punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the Damascus government, an Israeli official said today. Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended. Read More »

Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh claims was in Kanpur

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The action against the two ministers coincided with the PM breaking his silence to condemn the rape in Kathua as well as the one in Unnao in BJP-ruled UP. "Manage these two people if you want to live", Yadav is informed. Meanwhile, the CPI (M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in a statement asked the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and PDP leadership to explain its position after Mehbooba's brother Tasdauq Mufti said that PDP and BJP have "ended up being partners in a crime (for which) an ... Read More »

China, Japan resume economic talks after 8 years

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Abe and Xi have not held talks in the format of an official visit by either side since both men took office in 2012, but years of strain on bilateral relations due to historical and territorial grievances have recently given way to a thaw. However, Kono warned there would be "no true improvement of Japan-China relations without stability in the East China Sea". Kono told Wang that true improvement in bilateral ties can not be achieved without stability in the East China Sea, where China has ... Read More »

Chemical inspectors to begin work in Syria's Douma

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The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons, accusing Western powers of falsely accusing them to "prepare the ground for aggression" against the country. military's Joint Staff, though he noted a "residual" element remained. "The time for talking ended last night", Haley said, noting that the strike, which was a joint effort of the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom, was strictly done "to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for ... Read More »

Syrians defy strikes; gather in Damascus squares waving Russian, Iran flags

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A drone that required off from Syria and penetrated Israeli airspace in February was armed forces and within an Iranian mission to carry out an attack in Israeli territory, the Israeli military said Friday. Second, the timing of Israel's strike this week came on the heels of the Assad regime's chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta and rampant anticipation that an American response was imminently forthcoming. Read More »

Taliban attacks Afghan district compound; at least 18 killed

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The province is reportedly under Taliban control. Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack. Provincial officials said on April 12 that police and intelligence officers were also among those killed in the overnight raid on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in Ghazni Province. Read More »