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US, Mexican, and Canadian Officials Conclude First Round of NAFTA Modernization Talks

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The 9 million jobs figure was echoed by Canadian officials, who said in a prepared statement Wednesday that they plan to continue working with "partners at all levels in the United States to promote Canada-U.S. Speaking after the first day's talks, US Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer claimed US President Donald Trump is "not interested in a mere tweaking of a few provisions and a couple of updated chapters". Read More »

Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Consider Neo-Nazi Views Acceptable

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Tracinski noted, "In a country where 99 percent of the population is opposed to Nazis, it should be the easiest thing in the world for an American president to unite the country by appealing to our shared values". Here's an example of why: In last year's election, Trump carried MI by less than 0.3 percent and the state has at least 21 official white-oriented hate groups, as tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read More »

McCain, others slam Trump over Arpaio pardon

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President Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio , giving "America's toughest sheriff" an easy ride ahead of a possible prison sentence for discriminatory policing. "Arpaio was not 'just doing his job.' He was violating the Constitution and discriminating against Latinos". Critics said this week that a presidential pardon would endorse racism against Latinos. Read More »

Security forces kills seven Rohingya Muslims in Mayanmar

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The attacks in Myanmar mark a dramatic escalation in a conflict simmering in the country's Rakhine state since October. "Fighting remains in some locations and combined forces of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar armed forces) and police forces are still waging an attack against the extremist terrorists", the State Counselor Office's Information Committee said on Facebook . Read More »

David Villa Earns Shock Spanish National Team Recall

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So when some criticize the quality of play in the league - and that criticism has come from as far away as Italy and as nearby as American soccer fans - they're criticizing him by extension. "More than worrying, we are looking for solutions". So we're on the road, but we need time. NYCFC stands second in the Eastern Conference, behind Toronto FC. Read More »

Tiger cub rescued at US - Mexican border

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Officials seized the male tiger cub , placing it in a crate ready to hand over to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. A teenager has been arrested for attempting to smuggle a Bengal tiger cub into the USA from Mexico . Authorities said the 4-month-old tiger had been living in a private home with kids. Valencia, a US citizen, was transported to the Metropolitan Correction Center to await his arraignment. Read More »

Buckingham Palace in lockdown after knife attack, police injured

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One eyewitness, Nicole Kyle, was walking home when she saw police head towards Buckingham Palace. Images posted online showed a heavy police presence outside the palace, with emergency vehicles filling the road. "We then saw that police had expanded the cordon". In a statement, the Met said: "The man was stopped at approximately 20:35 hours by officers at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in possession of knife". Read More »

Macron's Makeup Bill Adds To His Popularity Problems

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These accumulated costs, confirmed by the president's office Friday, included paying a freelance makeup artist to accompany Macros to various television appearances and on trips overseas, The Associated Press reported . Macron won a shocking landslide victory in May in the French election, and has paid out about 24,000 euros in those three months, approximately 8,000 euros per month, or about $9,450 in USA currency, the Daily Mail reported. Read More »

Kurdish forces launch offensive to expel Islamic State from west Raqqa

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She has suggested that, "Things will only get more unsafe as the battle reaches its final stages in the city center". "This region is the location of a concentration of militants from Mosul , the bulk of with is the most combat-capable and well-equipped units of the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia ) who came from Raqqa ". Read More »

Lavington head praises excellent results at time of turmoil in education

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Of the KCC results, 86.7 per cent of students gained five GCSEs at A* to C, 82 per cent achieved that with English and Maths. 9 represents a grade beyond A* and the subjects have been reformed to be harder. Maths improved and achieved the second best results in the history of the school with 75 per cent at C and above. The school are exceptionally proud of all of their students but their top achiever, Jenna Fullerton whose average grade was an A*, achieving one 9 (the new A**), 6 A* and 3 ... Read More »

Apple removes Iranian apps to comply with United States sanctions

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Apple started removing or limiting update abilities on Iran-affiliated apps earlier this year but the matter gained more attention this week with the removal of popular ride-hailing app Snapp. He said some of the deleted apps were not associated with financial transactions, and some were registered in countries other than Iran due to sanctions. Read More »

Trump Adviser Gary Cohn Explains Why He Is Sticking Around

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President Trump just got publicly scolded by a key member of his administration over his response to Charlottesville . Cohn said he had spoken to POTUS many times on the subject, and has told Trump he wants to see him more forcefully denounce white supremacists , adding, "I have not been bashful saying what I think". Read More »

San Francisco closes popular parking areas before weekend protests

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Ahead of the Saturday's events , the National Park Service has developed a security plan that "includes closing the area around Crissy Field to vehicles and bicycles, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Palace of Fine Arts, and allowing pedestrians to enter only at the Marina Boulevard Gate at Mason Street", SFGate reports . Read More »

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Kabul Mosque

More details are awaited . The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack while the assault was still underway, the latest to target Afghanistan's minority Shiites. An unidentified police official quoted witnesses as reporting a blast followed by gunfire. There was no immediate information on any casualties. Meanwhile, in southern Kandahar province, Afghan security forces repulsed a Taliban attack on an outpost, according to provincial police chief's spokesman, Zia ... Read More »

Man shot in Brussels after knife attack on soldiers

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The soldiers were not seriously hurt in the attack but one had a facial wound and the other's hand was wounded. The attack took place on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the centre of Brussels . "We are following the situation closely". The presence of soldiers on the streets of Brussels is part of a large-scale security operation created to reassure the public in the wake of terrorist attacks in the city in March 2016 in which 32 people were killed. Read More »

Trump Declares Venezuela "Dictatorship", Imposes Financial Sanctions

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Clashes in Venezuela between anti-government protesters and police this year have left 125 people dead, according to prosecutors. The sanctions heap fresh pressure on PDVSA, the financial engine of Mr Maduro's government, which is already struggling because of low global oil prices, mismanagement, allegations of corruption and brain drain. Read More »

Earthjustice on Zinke's National Monuments Report: Secretary Zinke, Make Your Report Public

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Responding to claims that Trump might sell off federal lands to states or private companies, Zinke told AP, "I've heard this narrative that somehow the land is going to be sold or transferred". Any areas removed from the protected lands would also remain under federal control and public access would remain or improve. Zinke tells the AP that criticisms are unwarranted and that conservationists anxious that the administration wants to sell off the land removed from the monuments to ... Read More »

Thailand's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, may have fled

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Yingluck, whose government was toppled by a 2014 coup, is accused of criminal negligence for disregarding advice that her rice price policy was flawed. The head of Thailand's immigration police chief, Nanthathorn Prousoontorn, said he believed Yingluck still remained in the country. A few weeks later, her government was ousted by a military junta that remains in place today. Read More »

White House: Efforts to have Mexico pay for wall not 'abandoned'

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During the White House press briefing on Thursday, reporters asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders how the Trump administration can reconcile Trump's campaign rhetoric with his current suggestion that, if American taxpayers don't ultimately pony up for the wall, he'll shut down the government. Read More »

More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

That day, Trump spoke out against the rally violence from his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. "And they don't put on me saying those words". Another 58 voters say "incompetent", as 50 say "liar" and 49 say "president". Another 10 percent said of those surveyed said they either did not know or were not certain which option they preferred. When asked if bigotry is a major issue for minority groups in the US today, 50 percent said it was a "very serious" problem. Read More »

Florida to execute racist killer inmate using unproven drug

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Here's why the life of a proven killer has split a state down the middle. Prosecutors' case against Asay - portrayed as a racist inked with swastikas and white supremacist tattoos - was "premised upon its claim that the two homicides at issue were motivated by Mr. Read More »

US Sanctions Target Chinese, Russians Over North Korea

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Until it was shuttered previous year, a number of clothing and footwear manufacturers were able to employ North Korean workers in the Kaesong Industrial Park, a collaborative economic development with South Korea located 10km north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Read More »

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

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Wall's headless torso was found Monday on a beach off Copenhagen, attached to a piece of metal "likely with the objective to make it sink", Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moeller Jensen told reporters . He said investigators were looking for her clothes, including an orange turtleneck blouse, a black-and-white skirt and white sneakers. Shortly after Wall's disappearance, the inventor was arrested on preliminary manslaughter charges and, in light of the discovery of Wall's body, many ... Read More »

Trump, McConnell 'remain united': White House

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A rift between Trump and McConnell would be a highly unusual roadblock for a president in his first term hoping to move forward with major legislation in a Congress controlled by his party. Mnuchin said the debt ceiling must be increased to ensure that the government can pay its bills. The logic behind this would be to pressure members, especially conservative Republicans opposing any "clean" debt-ceiling hike, into voting for the limit increase. Read More »