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No joint written statement after end of latest NAFTA talks

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Freeland's office did not immediately reply to a request for comment. He says it incentivizes domestic businesses to outsource for cheaper labor, leaving them reluctant to negotiate on the issue. "We have closed out only three additional chapters", said Robert Lighthizer , the chief U.S. negotiator, as the seventh round of NAFTA talks wrapped up in Mexico City . Read More »

Spring time change is Sunday

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Some people visiting the beach from out of state said the potential change could take time to get used to. We got back to standard time on November 5. They stay on standard time throughout the year. Opinions about Daylight Savings Time differ state-by-state. The Florida Legislature passed what's known as the "Sunshine Protection Act" on Tuesday. Read More »

Serena Williams partakes in dance off, has new message for fans

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So much so that Williams" six-month-old daughter Olympia "thinks' Azarenka's son Leo, born in December 2016, is her boyfriend. First, though, she stepped out with the Williams, Svitolina, Coco Vandeweghe, Daniela Hantuchová, Sorana Cirstea, and Shuai Zhang in NY as a taster-and as the luck of the draw would have it, faced Serena Williams in the first match. Read More »

Chimpanzee Seen Smoking a Cigarette, Angering Animal Activists

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Conservationists are demanding action after an orangutan was caught on camera smoking a cigarette thrown into its habitat at an Indonesian zoo, the latest in a string of controversial incidents at the facility. Calls to shut the zoo, located 150km southeast of the capital Jakarta , have been growing in recent months. "Indonesia desparately [sic] needs animal welfare standards in its zoos". Read More »

NH Powerball winner's lawyers to collect $559 million jackpot

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Jane Doe's lawyers created a trust called the Good Karma Family 2018 Nominee Trust to collect the prize Wednesday. Almost a quarter million dollars was immediately donated to local non-profits, including $150,000 to Girls Inc. The state is arguing that under the law, that means that her name is public information. They say she made a "huge mistake" when she signed her real name on the back of the ticket before contacting them. Read More »

Korean president says talks won't ease pressure on North

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Moon's presidential national security director, Chung Eui-yong, who led the South Korean delegation that met with Kim, is to leave for the United States on Thursday to brief US officials on the outcome of his trip to the North. Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, "the global community broadly agree that denuclearization must be the result of any dialogue with North Korea". Read More »

Hyderabad: Vidyanagar is a fully women-operated railway station

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Women commercial clerks, enquiry cum reservation clerks, women Railway Protection Force personnel/Home Guards and women cleaning staff have been deployed at the station to issue general tickets round the clock, issue of reservation tickets in two shifts, and for ticket checking activities, security and cleanliness of the station. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets Queen Elizabeth on UK trip

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The planned initial public offering (IPO) of state oil giant Saudi Aramco ( London is competing with NY to be the stock exchange where the company is listed overseas) is also expected to be discussed, the EIU's Abdelmeguid said . Was it to eliminate anyone who might threaten the crown prince's power? Human rights and peace campaigners have been critical of the visit , with the Stop the War Coalition protesting the arrival of the Crown Prince and the United Kingdom sale of arms to the ... Read More »

Egypt to donate slice of Sinai to Saudi mega-development

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He also added that the meeting between the Saudi heir and Pope Tawadros further ensured the strengthening relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia , saying, "this is a visit of love and peace". The Saudi crown prince is on a three-day visit to Cairo and is now staying in Britain. "So the prince invited Pope Marcus for a visit along with all members of the church", Pope Tawadros told the press. Read More »

United Kingdom far-right leader retweeted by Trump convicted for hate crime

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The pair were found to have harassed four male defendants during a gang-rape trial. In video footage played in court, Fransen could be seen banging on the door and shouting: "Come out and face me you disgusting rapist, come on". All three videos were determined to have been taken out of context by Fransen. The "campaign" was one of a series of similar stunts by Britain First , which selectively highlights crimes it believes to be convicted by defendants from Muslim backgrounds. Read More »

Defeat of Congress was our aim in Meghalaya, says Kannanthanam

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Extending his best wishes for the new chief minister, Mukul Sangma expressed hope that the new administration would be able to come up to the people expectations of the people. "The governor has appointed me the chief minister of the state", Deb said. "We will provide a good, clean and transparent government which has been lacking in Meghalaya for the past few years", he said. Read More »

Cruz, O'Rourke respond to name-mocking ad

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas makes remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 22, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. They showed up in bigger numbers than Republicans during voting before election day in Texas - the nation's biggest conservative state. Read More »

European Union provides details for taxes on tech companies' revenue

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Revenues would be taxed based on where the company's users are located, rather than on where the company is headquartered. It will be a considerable step. On top of that, though, the Irish government also gave the company tax relief as part of its policies to encourage inward investment. The tech giant moved much of its European operations to Ireland in attempts to take advantage of the country's friendly 12.5 percent tax on corporations operating within its borders. Read More »

DeKalb Water Main Break Open Thread

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Now, officials are saying they hope to stabilize the water pressure system, open back up Buford Highway and restore all water within 24 hours. A massive water main break has sent water gushing into neighborhoods near Atlanta, flooding a major highway, closing businesses miles away and prompting more than 100 schools to close in one of Georgia's largest counties. Read More »

11 people have been arrested as part of Munster child abuse investigation

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Gardaí say the inquiry is separate from others into suspected abuse of children online and that, at this point, there is no global dimension to their investigation. The eleven suspects range in age from their 20s up to their 70s and are all members of an extended family. The inquiry is focussed on offences against children living in the Newcastle West area of Co Limerick. Read More »

Buhari travels to Ghana Monday

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In the words of Kwame Nkrumah "those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started". "I want to commend Ghana for its untiring efforts in brokering peace in Togo by bringing all the warring parties to the negotiating table;" he said. Read More »

Maersk ship container with 13 Indian crew catches fire, 4 missing

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The company, a unit of Danish shipping firm AP Moller-Maersk A/S, said the incident happened at 1520 GMT and the vessel was en route from Singapore toward Suez. Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 15:20 GMT, the Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam reported a serious fire in a cargo hold. "It is our priority to rescue the missing crew and also continue our efforts to salvage the vessel with assistance of specialized vessels being arranged in coordination with the ship agency". Read More »

US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

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Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday. It said that Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to visit Sydney this month for the Asean-Australia special summit. The True News Information Team said in a Facebook post containing the army's position that the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) armed group had ... Read More »

Texas Holds 1st Primary in Midterm Elections

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But Thowfeek said the surfeit of Democratic candidates was ultimately good for the party, driving turnout still higher. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (Lewisville) wins GOP primary for Texas District 26. Abbott received over 90 percent of the primary votes, but last night was not a total victory for the Governor. "We Texans don't like being told what to do", he said. Read More »

Pac-12 Basketball: 2018 Conference Tournament Preview

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At least the Ducks will have company. As of today, Arizona is the only Pac-12 team safely in the NCAA Tournament . It has not been an easy season by any means for the 15th-ranked Arizona Wildcats (24-7), who were the No. If the Trojans, Bruins and Sun Devils were to lose their openers, there's a scenario where the Pac-12 could be a one-bid league, like the Missouri Valley Conference or the Horizon League. Read More »

PM Modi says Tripura win is an ideological victory, now eyes Karnataka

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BJP's poll ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, has demanded that the chief minister be from the tribal community. Both Sabroom and Belonia fall in South Tripura district. One among the apprehended is a BJP worker, the police claimed, while the other belongs to the CPI. The message that was posted and later removed said: "Who is Lenin?" In Nagaland capital Kohima, a two-day drama over T.R. Read More »

Donald Trump Vows Reversal of Bush/Clinton/Obama Era Trade Disasters

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Exports fell 1.3% from December, the most in more than a year, while imports were little changed. The trade gap continues to widen a year into the Trump presidency. "And that's not going to happen with me". The surge in the January trade deficit was flagged by an advance goods trade deficit report last week. Exports declined to $200.9 billion, led by civilian aircraft, oil and other industrial materials, according to the Commerce Department. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Defends 'Just' Yemen War

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British officials were privately delighted at the decision by Prince Mohammed, 32, to choose Britain as the major western destination on his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the Saudi throne previous year. "The visit will usher in a new era in our bilateral relations with one of our oldest friends in the region", a United Kingdom government press statement said, adding that Britain hopes to find new business opportunities as a result of the Crown Prince's modernization program, Vision ... Read More »

Jared Kushner to visit Mexico, meet with Mexican president

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The White House has not explained when Kushner received the top secret clearance. The official said "a range of bilateral issues, including security, immigration, trade and economics", will be discussed. On Monday, Trump said he recently spoke with negotiators in Mexico City who are now renegotiating NAFTA. That includes the president's daily briefing featuring the most pressing information that USA intelligence agencies collect from around the world. Read More »

South Africa's Cape Town moves back to August 'Day Zero' forecast

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Current water restrictions in the Cape Town remain in place despite officials saying day zero will not take effect this year. "It is now up to all of us". "I want to reiterate, and cannot stress enough, that we need to keep at current consumptions levels until at least after the winter rainfall", he said. Read More »

Rights groups urge May to press Saudi Arabia over Yemen role

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The two countries could sign more than a dozen memorandums of understanding during his visit and may seek to improve the visa relationship between their countries to ease travel for business representatives and tourists. The crown prince has also been granted rare access to a briefing on foreign policy issues, including Yemen, by national security officials. On Friday, he will meet Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks. Read More »