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China Says Its 'Moderate' Defence Budget Rises are No Threat

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Beijing announced the increase in military spending for 2018 against the backdrop of a "large reduction" of non-battle personnel and the streamlining of the number of group armies from 18 to 13. About investments, Li said this year China will see 732 billion yuan ($115.6 billion) invested in railway construction and around 1.8 trillion yuan invested in highway and waterway projects; the scale of investment in ongoing water conservancy projects will reach 1 trillion yuan. Read More »

Nor'easter No. 2: East Coast readies for more winter weather

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A Nor'easter slammed the East Coast on Friday with strong winds, sleet, rain, and snow . The third highest tide on record happened today at Boston Harbor , reaching 14.67 feet. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said in a statement residents in the eastern part of the state should expect some rain and snow Saturday night, and minor flooding is forecast for some rivers and streams in southeastern Massachusetts. Read More »

'Shape of Water' wins Best Picture Award of 90th Oscar

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The event built on the socially conscious tone of its past few years with themes of female empowerment and activism, but lacked any shocking moments like 2017's best picture mix-up. Instead of promising one victor a jet ski for the shortest speech, Kimmel should have promised one to anyone who gave an emotionally-charged speech. Read More »

In Texas GOP Primary, It's Who Can Love Trump The Most

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In Collin and neighboring Denton counties, Democratic voting was up by 250 percent increase. "I'll be blunt: Democrat voter turnout is surging statewide during Early Voting", Abbott said earlier in the week in an email to supporters. After being outnumbered 75,400 to 30,108 in 2014 early voting, 87,916 Harris County Democrats out-balloted 81,537 Republicans in this year's totals. But 65 percent of the Texas population lives in the 15 largest counties. Read More »

China will increase defense spending by 8% in 2018

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Without mentioning a target, Li said M2 broad money supply growth will remain reasonable. Mr Li set new targets, with gross domestic product growth set at around 6.5 per cent - after last year's 6.9 per cent last year - as the country aims for high quality growth over high speed growth of yesteryears. Read More »

Uber sued by Pennsylvania after data stolen by hackers covered up

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It accuses Uber of violating a state law to notify people of a data breach affecting them within a "reasonable time frame". "Uber claimed that the payment of at least $100,000 was done through a "bug bounty" program which allows the company to reward an outsider who reports a software vulnerability, However, Uber's Chief Information Security Officer John Flynn admitted during his live testimony to the U.S. Read More »

Chinese military not a threat, NPC spokesman says

Deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) gathered here Sunday morning at a preparatory meeting to elect the presidium and set the agenda for the first session of the 13th NPC scheduled to begin on Monday. The proposal, part of Trump's budget request for the United States government, would provide the Pentagon $617 billion and an additional $69 billion to fund ongoing wars in fiscal year 2019. Read More »

Family Company Got Loans After Kushner Met With Businesses At WH

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Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump , also a White House adviser, reportedly feels as if everyone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.is out to get him . election are examining a series of meetings during the presidential transition between White House aide Jared Kushner and potential investors in his family's real-estate business, media reported . Read More »

No one knows where Trump is on guns -- perhaps including Trump

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President the reason that nothing has gotten done here is because the gun lobby has had veto power over any legislation that comes before Congress, ' Murphy said. Democratic lawmakers didn't include adding school-resources officers in their package of bills , but said they would consider ways to add more safety measures in schools. Read More »

Kangana and Rajkumar in Ekta Kapoor's Mental Hai Kya

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He wrote, "Crazy is the new normal". Both, Kangana and Rajkummar unveil their insane side in it's first look thus, leaving the viewers curious to get more insights into the film. Mental Hai Kya " promises to be a young and edgy entertainer and it comes at a time when "the different and the bizzare' are being celebrated. "I don't have my own production house, so I have to wait for my films to work to earn the confidence of the producers". Read More »

Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power

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Italian far-right-leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday that his coalition had the "right and the duty" to govern the country after taking 37 percent of the vote in the weekend election. Italy is now governed by a centre-left coalition led by the Democratic Party, but this was lagging in the polls with 24.5% to 27.5% of the vote. The Democrats received 25% of the vote in 2013. Read More »

Why Corporate America Hates Trump's Tariffs Proposal

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Trump also said that, if the EU retaliated over the proposed tariffs , the United States would put a tax on cars made in the European Union . A steel industry representative from China, which the USA blames for flooding the market, called Trump's plan for the duties as "stupid". Read More »

Judge, police help oust Trump Hotels from Panama property

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A few hours after a worker removed the Trump name from the property, the Trump Organization said in a statement that a Panamanian court had ordered the appointment of a temporary third-party administrator to manage the hotel, adding that it believes no final legal determination has been made. Read More »

China boosts defence spending amid military modernisation

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Years of double-digit percentage growth have given China the world's second-largest defence budget after the United States, which is in a class of its own with a proposed budget of US$716 billion (NZ$991 billion) for next year. The party's official People's Daily, in a Monday commentary, cited "quite a few foreign reporters" covering parliament as saying that China's system of people's delegates and Communist Party leadership had obvious advantages. Read More »

Student arrested for bringing a gun to Tyee High School Monday morning

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Educators have limited First Amendment rights and cannot say they are against free gun ownership while they are working, according to Haley, who said schools have to be very careful and not allow staff to take a position and proselytize. "That's unacceptable", Carlomagno said, insisting that the scheduled 10 a.m. walkout was the best way to show solidarity with the national protests. Read More »

Sen. Thad Cochran to retire in April

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Chris McDaniel - who unsuccessfully challenged Cochran in a 2014 primary - announced he'd take on Sen. He was first elected to the Senate in 1978, becoming the first Republican in more than 100 years to win a statewide election in Mississippi. Read More »

ISIS video shows deadly ambush of United States soldiers

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A team of 12 soldiers was on a mission with a team of Nigerien troops. After completing that mission, the troops stopped in a village for a short time to get food and water, then left. One is slowly driving an unarmed SUV, ducking because the vehicle is under fire. That conforms with other reports that there was no aerial surveillance available to pick up the preparations for the ambush and that there was no nearby air support to respond to an attack or to evacuate the wounded. Read More »

UK PM calls for Brexit broadcasting safeguards

According to Kempf, Britain would be well advised to re-assess its hardline stance as it is already experiencing negative economic effects from Brexit . "Brexit was not the choice of the Irish people; it was the choice of the British people". The UK's Prime Minister also rejected a customs border between Northern Ireland and all of Britain. Read More »

Trump Org use of president's seal for golf courses may be illegal

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President Trump's business, now officially run by his sons, has recently ordered markers with the eagle-emblazoned symbol to use at tee boxes where golfers take their first strokes, Pro Publica reported Monday. "It would be a misuse of government authority", she added. It is not unusual for commercial enterprises to attempt to use official seals of the USA - but in the past the White House has complained to try to stop it from happening. Read More »

Major East Coast storm kills 5, including 2 children

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This doesn't mean a repeat of the same type of damage, but the potential exists for some structural damage along the coast. A pedestrian walks near the coastline Friday , March 2, 2018, in Newburyport, Mass.as a major nor'easter pounds the East Coast, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds . Read More »

Hundreds protest white nationalist's speech on college campus

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More than 100 protestors with masks and signs clashed with scores of police in riot gear armed with pepper spray Monday outside Michigan State University, where avowed white nationalist Richard Spencer planned to speak, postponing the address until later in the afternoon over safety concerns. Read More »

China Boosts Spending to Bolster Military Capabilities

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China's defense spending as a share of GDP and the budget also remains lower than that of other major nations, he said. President Xi Jinping is attempting to modernize China's armed forces, vowing to turn them into a " world-class force" that is capable of fighting and winning wars. Read More »

Atletico Madrid boss hails "special" Barcelona player

The Argentine, 30, has scored 539 goals for Barca in all competitions and 61 for his country. Griezmann was back to his best before the game against Barcelona with seven goals in his last games prior. With the score at 0-0 heading into stoppage time, Messi took control of the ball and bent a powerful strike past the despairing arms of Alireza Haghighi to break Iranian hearts. Read More »

After Oxfam Scandal, British Aid Agencies Report More Abuse Cases

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Mordaunt spoke on Monday at a London summit, where she discussed new measures where whistleblowers and those abused are given support. The Charity Commission said the incidents ranged from very serious allegations of abuse, including sexual abuse of volunteers, beneficiaries and children, to reports of safeguarding procedures not being followed. Read More »

BJP begins the process to form government in Tripura

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Therefore, any inference declaring BJP's victory in Tripura as an outcome of some brilliant electoral arithmetic would be misleading and a gross misreading of the verdict. There are two areas of concern. Both Karnataka and Mizoram will elect new assemblies this year. A party leader claimed the BJP's victory in the Northeast was an "aberration" that did not reflect the country-wide "resurgence of the Congress". Read More »

Student Reportedly Stripped In Flight, Watched Porn, Attacked Stewardess

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He was later arrested when the plane landed at Shahjalal Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pictures of the man without clothes have been circulating on social media platforms. As per the New Straits Times newspaper reports the twenty-year-old young man is a student at one of the Malaysian universities, he initially listened to the request of the cabin crew and wore back his clothes. Read More »

Tripura CM will be selected democratically: Biplab Deb

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The first ever BJP-IPFT combined government in Tripura is likely to take oath of office and secrecy on March 8 next in a mega function at the largest open stadium of the city in presence of top leaders of the country. "We won the elections because of our victory in the reserved Scheduled Tribe constituencies". CPI-M legislator and Tribal Welfare Minister Aghore Debbarma (Asharambari constituency), Transport and Power Minister Manik Dey (Majlispur), Forest and Rural Development Minister ... Read More »

Children among five people hit by vehicle in Park Slope, Brooklyn: FDNY

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The accident happened at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue , reported ABC7 . They were rushed to Methodist Hospital, but the two children could not be saved. "Unimaginably disgusting", he said on Twitter. Police officers told CBS that they're checking to see if the driver was under the influence while operating the vehicle. Read More »

USC women upset Miss St. to win the SEC tournament

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The Mississippi State women's basketball team has made a living out of punching first this season. The SEC's best three-point shooters struggled outside the arc, and the Bulldogs couldn't overcome South Carolina's dominance in the paint with Teaira McCowan limited by foul trouble most of the first half. Read More »