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EU, Japan seek clarity from crunch United States trade talks

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One convincing argument is that the tariffs - whereas they would provide a shield to the United States steel industry - will increase steel prices, which will backfire on consumers and industries using steel, including the auto industry. Germany - singled out for particular criticism by Trump - accused Washington of protectionism, calling the tariffs an "affront to close partners". Read More »

Kumar Ketkar, Abhishek Singhvi among 10 Congress candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

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While the scrutiny of the nominations is on March 13, the last date for their withdrawal is March 15. The BJP may field either Rajeev Chandrasekhar or Vijay Sankeshwar. He was first elected in 2006. Akhilesh Yadav, who is busy in election-bound Phoolpur in Allahabad, could not make it for the filing of nomination papers of Jaya Bachchan, who, once elected, would serve a fourth term as a Rajya Sabha member. Read More »

Florida governor signs 'school safety' gun bill into law

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It raises the minimum age to purchase a rifle or a shotgun from 18 to 21 years old. The bill triggered an angry response from the National Rifle Association ( NRA ), the powerful gun-owners' group that spends millions in lobbying and donations to USA lawmakers. Read More »

GOP senator to review Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum

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The measures are more nuanced than whatTrump and his advisers had initially threatened to do. "It's about time", Trump said Thursday, before putting pen to paper. South Korea, a key Washington Asian ally, is the third largest steel exporter to the United States, after Canada and Brazil. Lighthizer's meetings with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom and separately with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko were long planned, but they took on ... Read More »

China's lawmakers begin voting on scrapping term limits

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The revisions also include adding Xi's political doctrine - " Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era", to the constitution, following a similar inclusion in the party's charter in October. The amendment, approved on Sunday by China's largely ceremonial parliament , upends a system enacted by its former leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to the bloody excesses of a lifelong dictatorship typified by Mao Zedong's chaotic 1966-1976 Cultural ... Read More »

Trump stumps for Republican Saccone in tight PA race

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Trump spoke for about an hour before introducing Saccone about several topics. He cited all the families who have been destroyed and people who have been killed here over the years because of drugs and said we should have the death penalty for drug dealers here instead they get off in 30 days. Read More »

PM 'best-placed' to handle United States steel hike

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During yesterday's signing of the tariffs, 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminium, he confirmed Canada and Mexico would be exempted permanently if the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is successful. Read More »

More countries want to be exempt from Trump's tariffs

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The White House said the move will help the United States protect industries and jobs from unfair competition and that across-the-board tariffs are needed because countries like China use third countries for shipping steel to the United States, disguising its origin. Read More »

Kenyan president and opposition leader meet in bid to heal divisions

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Meanwhile, Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Ekuru Aukot said the move by the two leaders will help guide the national conversation on issues affecting Kenyans. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday in Nairobi that he had shared his concerns with Kenya's president about the importance of democracy and said the government should not stifle the media and threaten the courts. Read More »

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man With Special Needs In Hebron

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Israeli soldiers shot dead 24-year-old Muhammed al-Jaabari during clashes in the West Bank on Friday , the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Palestinians have staged regular protests, which have often turned violent, since President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. Read More »

Vladimir Putin 'doesn't care' about alleged United States election interference

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In his latest interview with NBC , Putin said he has "other means" of doing things, describing Trump as a "more modern individual". "I don't care. I couldn't care less", he said, condescendingly. Trump has also hinted that he gives Putin the benefit of the doubt when he denies that Moscow interfered. So in her one-hour special Confronting Putin , Kelly confronted Putin about it. Read More »

Tillerson, Feeling Unwell on African Trip, Cancels Day's Events

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According to a statement given by State Department spokesman Steve Goldstein , Secretary Tillerson is not feeling well after long days of working on major issues back in the US. Events that will be rescheduled include a stop at the site of the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Goldstein said, adding that an updated schedule will be released later. Read More »

Bannon to speak at National Front convention in France

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The surprise address took place on the first day of the party congress in Lille, in northern France. "Peoples are waking up and taking their destiny back into their own hands", Aliot wrote. Let them call you nativists. "Wear it as a badge of honor", he declared. Bannon argued that Trump's policies are addressing the economic struggles seen by minority populations in the US, claiming that it took "someone like Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth ... Read More »

Pentagon issues guidance for Trump-requested parade: no tanks

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President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during the annual Bastille Day military parade in 2017. "But the generals would love to do it, I can tell you, and so would I", he added. Military parades are rare in the USA despite boasting the world's most powerful armed forces. Read More »

Ghouta rebels agree to evacuate Nusra forces

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Teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations said they had delivered urgently-needed aid in Syria on Friday despite ongoing fighting extremely close to the humanitarian convoy. Read More »

850 sq km now under control in Afrin: Erdogan

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The Turkish Army and pro-Ankara militias have kicked-off the most critical phase of their Olive Branch operation against Kurdish forces in Aleppo province - the assault to seize the city of Afrin , Al-Masdar News reports. Presently, the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army are preparing to attack Mabatly settlement. But, according to him, the advance sparked "major concerns" for tens of thousands of civilians in the town of Afrin . Read More »

Beto O'Rourke, Gina Ortiz Jones Won in Texas Primaries

They hate the president", Cruz said . Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke claimed easy victories Tuesday night, setting the stage for a general election showdown that some experts believe could be Texas' most competitive U.S. Pete Sessions, Will Hurd and John Culberson come November. Nationwide, Democrats need to flip 24 GOP-seats to reclaim a majority this fall. With O'Rourke leading the Democratic field as primary ballots are counted, the two could be headed for a faceoff in ... Read More »

Ireland earn vital bonus point in 28-8 defeat of Scots

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SUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million - just by correctly picking the results of six games. Only one side can claim the 2018 title this weekend, and that's Ireland . But former Scotland playmaker Townsend knows better than anyone that his side must improve their away form if they are to maintain their title challenge following back-to-back home wins over France and England. Read More »

Travel alert to Playa del Carmen scaled back

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The flag of Mexico changes in front of a large USA flag in front of the New York Stock Exchange September 4, 2015. The state department is asking people traveling from America to avoid using those ferries and is prohibiting US government personnel from using those ferry services. Read More »

North Must Start Disarming Before Trump Will Meet Kim: White House

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The meeting is planned for some time by May, but no time or place has been yet been agreed. He needs to stop North Korea from perfecting an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. Rodong Sinmun also published an article accusing the United States of having "posed nuclear threat and blackmail to the DPRK for several decades". Read More »

Bag of 54 severed human hands found in Russian Federation

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The hands, severed at the wrist, were found on an island in the Amur, close to Khabarovsk, some 30 kilometres downstream from the Chinese border. Each hand was laid out in the snow as evidence by Russian police in a shocking photograph. The Investigative Committee of The Russian Federation declared in a statement on the Telegram messaging app that the hands came from a forensics lab in the Russian city of Khabarovsk. Read More »

NY Assembly passes anti-gun violence legislation

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Heastie said . "Thousands of lives have been stolen, yet very little progress has been made to move the national conversation forward". Both the House and Senate on Monday passed a sweeping higher education bill that would permanently increase the amount of money provided under the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship. Read More »

Celebrating International Women's Day 2018 around the world

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Each year, International Women's Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women to society and the work that has gone towards the cause of gender equality since the first observance of a Women's Day in NY in 1909. The Bring Back Our Girls #BBOG movement in Nigeria also seized the opportunity of the Women's Day to urge government to intensify its efforts in ensuring the release of the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls and recently kidnapped 110 Dapchi girls-pupils. Read More »

Atwal came to India on a valid visa: MEA

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Jaspal Atwal , the attempted murderer who was photographed with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at an event during the government's official trip to India in February is apologetic for the "embarrassment" it caused. "He basically went to this occasion, put his name in, he assumes he was vetted appropriately, he has not hid who he was, he has not changed his name", he said. Read More »

Davide Astori: Funeral sees Italy players and thousands of fans pay respects

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An estimated over 8,000 members of the public turned up outside the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence to pay their respects for Fiorentina footballer Davide Astori who passed away tragically last Sunday from cardiac arrest. "Davide, you are simple, direct, pragmatic", said the Viola midfielder. In reality, you are football, the pure kind played by children. You are not like everyone else, you are the one that even if you do not know the languages well you managed to talk to all of us, ... Read More »

Milan duel a decider for Wenger

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Bellerin, 22, was a surprise exclusion from the starting lineup for the 2-1 Premier League defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, and this led to speculation over his long-term future with the club. We can not bury our heads in the sand. AC Milan are working to refinance more than 300 million euros in high-interest loans from U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management. Read More »