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Trump threatens to veto omnibus over DACA

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But "as insane as it's been", he said , he had to sign the bill because of the military spending increases it included. Trump cited misgivings about its contents, but said he agreed to sign the bill to deliver a boost in defense spending - repeatedly casting the decision as one in which he had "no choice". Read More »

United Kingdom watchdog to review evidence on Cambridge Analytica

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The regulator said it will "consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions". The data analytics firm is now under fire after it was claimed it may have illegally acquired personal Facebook data that could have been used to help Donald Trump get elected and Brexit pass. Read More »

Ramaphosa suggests cryptocurrency for Africa

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Ramaphosa has already tasked minister of worldwide relations Lindiwe Sisulu to work with her Rwanda counterpart to lift visa restrictions for Rwandan nationals wishing to travel to South Africa. At the moment, trade between African nations accounts for around 10 percent of the 55-nation continent's total commerce. "This is an opportunity that is going to yield great benefits for all countries on the continent as well as big business, small companies and micro-traders", Ramaphosa said. Read More »

Animatronic T-Rex statue burns in Colorado

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Luckily, no one was injured. Thursday morning, the T-Rex began smoldering before catching fire. In a Facebook post , the Colorado park said the dinosaur was now "extinct". Reynolds says it was a total loss but at least 'it made for some spectacular imagery along the way'. Reynolds said he has been in touch with the manufacturer and plans to have a replacement animatronic T-Rex before summer. Read More »

At Least 5 Dead, Several Hurt In Car Bomb In Somali Capital

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Eyewitnesses said a auto laden with explosives went off outside Wehliye hotel along the busy Makka Al Mukarama road in the capital which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants. Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally recognised government, is frequently carrying out attacks in and around the capital. Read More »

Giornate Primavera Fai, 75 beni aperti

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Si tratta di un'iniziativa di formazione nata nel 1996 e cresciuta negli anni, fino ad arrivare a coinvolgere in tutta Italia oltre 35.000 studenti delle scuole di ogni ordine e grado. A Castelbuono si seguita' un percorso che racconta lo sviluppo dell'insediamento urbano di origine medievale con le visite guidate ai principali edifici civili e religiosi: il castello dei Ventimiglia, la chiesa dell'Annunziata, la Matrice vecchia, la Torre dell'orologio, il Museo Palumbo, la chiesa ... Read More »

U.S. requests consultations with China at WTO over technology practices

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The Trump administration insists it is not trying to spark a trade war with China . The index had lost more than two percent a day earlier. "The list that China has announced appears to be a retaliation, but still it is very measured", said Li Yong, senior fellow of China Association of International Trade. Read More »

Donald Trump and Joe Biden in 'rhetorical septuagenarian smackdown'

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During his speech , Biden said he would have "beaten the hell out of" the current president over his treatment of women if the two would have crossed paths in high school. The topic of Biden's plans for 2020 arose after MSNBC host Craig Melvin spoke to contributors Jason Johnson and Yamiche Alcindor about the former vice president's recent headline-grabbing comments. Read More »

EU mulls expelling Russian diplomats

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A collective European Union decision to find Russian Federation "highly likely" to have carried out the nerve agent attack three weeks ago was only made to "help" British Prime Minister Theresa May "out of a hard situation", they added. Several minibuses left the British embassy in Moscow on Friday, reportedly carrying the expelled United Kingdom diplomats. Several European countries said Friday they may follow Britain in expelling Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy ... Read More »

Gunman, 4 others dead in ISIL-claimed attack

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The shootings come as France remains on high alert following a string of deadly attacks that have killed more than 240 people since 2015. Lakdim then shot and wounded a police officer who was out jogging with colleagues before driving nearby Trebes where he burst into the Super U supermarket . Read More »

Turkish forces neutralise 12 terrorists in Iraq

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At least four PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, the military said on Monday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency. The former terrorist headquarters included meeting rooms, pictures and symbols of jailed PKK head Abdullah Öcalan on the walls - underscoring that the YPG/PKK is the PKK's Syrian branch - and other propaganda materials of the terrorist group. Read More »

Bodies of 38 Indians seized by Daesh in 2014 recovered in Iraq

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In 2014, Daesh released nearly 50 Indian nurses who remained in the militants' captivity for 23 days. Denying the allegations, Masih said Gurpinder's brother worked for over 10 months in Iraq without any complaint. On the fateful day, they were made to sit on their knees and the militants then opened fire upon them. Of the 40 Indians, only Masih had managed to escape and had claimed to have witnessed the massacre of the others. Read More »

Teen Wounded in Maryland School Shooting Dies After Life Support Removed

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Jaelynn was immediately transferred to Prince George's County Shock Trauma in critical condition, where she will be taken off life support on Thursday night. On Saturday, students will demand legislative reforms to firearms laws at March for Our Lives rallies across the country. Parkland , Florida students organized the march national event to protest for action to prevent gun violence the Valentine's Day massacre that afflicted their school last month. Read More »

Asian markets routed on US-China trade war fear

Tourism and other sectors besides commodities might also be hit, he added. "The U.S. commitment is still there". This, the president said, includes rampant intellectual property theft and hacking attacks on American companies, particularly those in the tech sector. Read More »

UN Human Rights Council extends mandate on Iran

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After the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a number of resolutions aimed at Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley once again criticized the body and suggested the USA may cut its ties with it. The Council's membership now includes states that watchdogs say have checkered human rights records, including Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt. Read More »

Thousands march in San Francisco gun rallly

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Tim Kaine expressed pride in seeing the action taken by students in his home state. "Their generations have had chances, and they haven't, so we're going to make a difference". The gunman also died. "We are the age of people that don't vote normally". "I just threw up on global television and it feels great", she said to loud cheers afterward. Read More »

Explosion rocks Afghan city, at least 10 dead

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Till now no terror group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Two killed, 20 wounded in auto bomb explosion in Lashkargah City, provincial governor's spokesman Omar Zwak says. A auto bomb kills at least 14 people and wounds dozens more who had gathered to watch a wrestling match in southern Afghanistan, officials say. Helmand is largely controlled by the Taliban, which is under growing pressure to take up Ghani's offer of peace talks to end the 16-year war. Read More »

Stay TOONED: John Bolton in the House

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The deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration, appears to be in jeopardy now that Bolton is joining the White House. And while Mattis and McMaster reportedly clashed - including over McMaster's effort to generate military options for North Korea - the former national security adviser was generally considered a fairly sober voice on most national security issues. Read More »

Barack Obama arrives in Sydney for exclusive event

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Mr Obama has been in Sydney on a whirlwind trip that began around 1pm yesterday when he flew into the city on a private jet flanked by a motorcade of vans, SUVs and around a dozen police motorbikes. Turnbull shared he looks forward to catching up with the former POTUS and that he would be a welcomed visitor to the country. Former US President Barack Obama visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern at Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand March 22, 2018. Read More »

United States won't withdraw from Manbij: Washington

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Turkish Armed Forces liberated the last five settlements in the Syrian district of Afrin , said Hulusi Akar, head of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, the General Staff said in a message March 24. The Turkish military has established several observation posts in Idlib province under a deal with Russian Federation and Iran aimed at ending clashes in Syria, while the United States vowed on Thursday not to leave Manbij, a town under the control of Kurdish militia known as the ... Read More »

Gowanda man, 21, pleads guilty to distributing child porn

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According to prosecutors, the case involves as many as 59 minors. "Unfortunately, we can not identify them all", said Kelly Burrell, of the state Attorney General's office. According to a news release from Donald S. Boyce, the US attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Michael B. Stephens Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography. Read More »

Tillerson bids farewell to Washington, a 'mean-spirited town'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bade farewell to the State Department on Thursday in a brief and barbed speech that called for an era of respect and kindness after he was dismissed by presidential tweet. "When you look at the Iran deal - I think it's awful, I guess he thought it was OK". "In these times, your continued diligence and devotion to the State Department's mission has never been more necessary", he said. Read More »

UK Investigators Raid Cambridge Analytica Offices In London

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Enforcement officers from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office early Saturday finished searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy company accused of manipulating Facebook data during the 2016 USA election, an ICO spokesman told CNN. Read More »

The real reason Zimbabwe pardoned 3000 prisoners

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The pardon will benefit all female prisoners except those sentenced to death or facing life sentences, all juveniles and all people jailed for less than 36 months. Pressure to reform continues to pile on President Emmerson Mnangagwa after two US Senators listed a litany of demands including a reconstitution of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) as an incentive for the lifting of sanctions. Read More »

Some rain or snow, Saturday

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Little or no accumulation is expected over most of our area with an inch or two possible in Butler county. But "if this thing really explodes, we could see a lot more snow", said Jake Ruckman, a meteorologist at the weather service's regional office in Blacksburg. Read More »

Ukraine detains war hero over suspected coup plot

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Nadiya Savchenko was served a summons minutes after the parliamentary session, where she denounced the Ukrainian government for "killing and dividing" the Ukrainian people. "Her face is one of the five or 10 most visible in Ukraine, and so the fact that she can move around so freely raises questions about whether there was some cooperation [with pro-Russian separatists]", Adrian Karatnycky, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council who focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, told ... Read More »

After apology, Zuckerberg to testify before US House committee

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In 2015 , when Facebook learned of this misuse through a report in the Guardian , the social network demanded that Cambridge Analytica destroy the personal data. "They provided these certifications". The move to suspend CEO Alexander Nix came as recordings emerged in which he boasts his data company played an expansive role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, doing all of its research, analytics as well as digital and television campaigns. Read More »