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Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

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Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital if Moscow would expel British diplomats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said on Friday: "We will, of course". They called on Russian Federation to provide a complete disclosure of the Novichok programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. Read More »

AICC session targets Narendra Modi, RSS; projects Congress as uniting hand

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The main focus of the conclave is the 2019 Lok Sabha elections . In a tweet after Modi at an event here said confusion was being spread about the budget decision to fix the MSP for farmers, Gandhi took a dig at the Prime Minister asking him to "forget about the PR dazzle of government machinery in his speech" at Krishi Unnati Mela 2018. Read More »

Vacuum in US Diplomacy Will Harm N.Korea Talks

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China's foreign ministry confirmed reports that Ri Yong Ho was transiting through the Chinese capital on his way to Sweden , but did not provide any further information. "We'll see what happens next", Wallstrom said. Meanwhile, South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-hwa is in the US until Saturday, and is scheduled to meet with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, acting Secretary of State, on Friday. Read More »

North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation

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South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha was in Washington on Friday for talks on North Korea and trade, as was Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, who met U.S. Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the isolationist country and now represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests, with Sweden playing a key liaison role. Read More »

Trump visits California to inspect prototypes for Mexico border wall

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President Donald Trump is expected to end his first California visit as president and leave Los Angeles right in the throes of the morning rush hour. Trump's trip included an address to military personnel here at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, where he was well-received as he touted planned pay raises and new investments in helicopters and other equipment. Read More »

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Changed in Space

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According to work done so far, Scott Kelly's time in space resulted in a lengthening in the portion of chromosomes known as telomeres. Kelly has since retired from NASA . However, none of these changes were big enough to generate major changes in body function; Scott himself said that he was surprised to hear that his DNA had been changed in an interview with MarketWatch . Read More »

President Jokowi arrives in Sydney

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PM Lee warned that US President Donald Trump's actions, like imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, set a precedent, and countries were now "under pressure to retaliate". "The human rights crisis in Rakhine State, and Myanmar as a whole, must be top of the agenda this weekend in Sydney ", he said. "Australia's failure to publicly raise human-rights concerns at the summit would not only provide a propaganda coup to Asean's most abusive leaders, it would embolden all the region's ... Read More »

UK's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgiveable', says Kremlin

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President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said to expect a Russian response "shortly" to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats and accused Britain of violating worldwide law and "common sense". Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal had been granted refuge in the United Kingdom in 2010 under a "spy swap" but was found unconscious with his 33-year daughter outside a shopping centre in Salisbury. Read More »

RJD wins Jehanabad and Araria Lok Sabha seats

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At the Bihar Assembly premises, RJD legislators played Holi, splashing each other with colour powder. Since there are no permanent enemies in politics, the Samjawadi Party and the Bahujan Party have come together this time to stop the BJP. Read More »

Trump, Kelly Reach Truce After Reports Hint At Chief Of Staff Departure

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Trump has made a decision to fire McMaster, appointed in February a year ago, but at the same time, is prepared to wait until he finds a good replacement, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter. McMaster is not expected to be ousted immediately, the Post reported . With a laugh, Trump said: "Who's next?" Mattis similarly has bucked or demurred on some of the president's policy orders, yet relative to McMaster he has been protected from Trump's ... Read More »

Arsenal to face CSKA Moscow in Europa League

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Following on from Sunday's Premier League victory over Watford, Arsenal's third successive win in all competitions provides a measure of breathing space for Wenger after a miserable run sparked fresh calls for his dismissal. " Leipzig are a team who play well, an attacking team with very interesting ideas on the game", said Marseille director Andoni Zubizarreta. "We're happy to be here as the last French side in Europe this season". Read More »

Democratic Representative Slaughter, 88, dies after fall at home

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Read the full statement below. The Democrat eventually moved to NY for her professional career before getting into politics. She and Bob were married for 57 years. Slaughter has served as the ranking member of the Rules Committee after Republicans regained control of the House, and decried GOP control of floor debate, saying in 2017 that THE Republican House was "well on its way to becoming the most closed Congress in history". Read More »

Russian individuals, entities sanctioned

The Treasury Department said the GRU and Russia's military both interfered in the 2016 election and were "directly responsible" for the NotPetya cyberattack that hit businesses across Europe in June 2017, causing billions of dollars in damage by disrupting global shipping, trade and medicine production. Read More »

Third Explosion in Austin After Two Package Bombs Linked

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Anthony Stephan House, 39, was the first to die on March 2. The attacks unfolded as tens of thousands of visitors arrived for the busiest days of the South By Southwest music festival. A third victim, who was injured in a separate blast on Monday, was described by police as a "75-year-old Hispanic woman". "That house looks very similar in color" to House's residence, Manley said, "and we believed that this may have actually been a retaliatory act for the raid that we did ... Read More »

Pakistan calls back envoy to India for meeting over harassment allegations

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Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal earlier said that India has failed to take notice of increasing incidents of intimidation. Responding to complaints by Islamabad , the Government of India had assured last week that it "will make all efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for diplomats to work in". Read More »

Trump confirms CNBC contributor Kudlow to be top economic adviser

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Kudlow himself served as an economic guru to many Republican and conservative tax cutters, including Jack Kemp and Rush Limbaugh. Wary of the narrative that Navarro and Kudlow will clash in the same way that Navarro and Cohn did, a source close to Navarro said the President's trade adviser is "very happy" with Kudlow's selection. Read More »

Manafort's Lawyer Asks Federal Judge To Throw Out Criminal Charges

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Manafort's brief involvement in the campaign", Manafort's lawyers wrote in another motion Wednesday. In a series of motions, attorneys for Paul Manafort attacked the case brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller , saying Mueller exceeded his authority in prosecuting Manafort on criminal charges that date back more than a decade. Read More »

USA military helicopter crashes on Iraq-Syria border

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A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter, operating as a medevac, has crashed in western Iraq , a Pentagon official said. "A United States military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq with U.S. The officials said it doesn't look as though hostile fire brought the aircraft down, but they still need to figure out what happened. An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash, CENTCOM says. Read More »

Canadian government backs United 2026 World Cup bid

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Vancouver was not pursuing the bid alone, but part of a united push from Canada, the United States and Mexico. A joint bid by Canada, the US and Mexico would see 80 matches split between the three countries, with the USA getting the lion's share at 60, while Canada and Mexico get 10 each. Read More »

European Union chief urges Trump to 'make trade, not war'

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No longer, though. That's because President Donald Trump's actions are now aiming at what the market cares most about: corporate profits. Trump has maintained the tariffs are necessary to protect US security, but E.U. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Trump's plan "absolutely unacceptable", and his foreign minister threatened "responsive measures". The impact of such tariffs, if applied, would be "massive" and United States and Chinese companies with factories in China are ... Read More »

Trump touts Irish ties, but jokes about country's taxes

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Mr Varadkar used the traditional Shamrock presentation in the White House to offer Mr Trump a reciprocal resolution, though he stopped short of publicly outlining what Ireland would offer in return. Earlier in the day, the two men discussed the undocumented issue in the Oval Office . The White House administration continuously mentioned the commonalities between the two nations - namely the many prominent Irish-Americans involved in politics in the USA, especially in Congress. Read More »

SOS Rio: 'Execution' of outspoken councillor a blow to security push

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As she was leaving, a auto pulled up and fired nine shots into her vehicle, killing Franco and her driver and wounding her press officer. The deployment of Brazil's military - which security analysts say has so far failed to make any obvious difference - was strongly criticized by Franco who feared this would lead to still more bloodshed and human rights abuses. Read More »

Players Take to the Heavens in Tribute to Stephen Hawking

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In " A Brief History of Time ", Hawking "made some rather perceptive remarks to the effect that physics can not even in principle explain why there is an actually existing universe", Barr said. Hawking served for many years as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, the same position Isaac Newton once held. "Actually, the last time I saw him at his 75th birthday party, he was talking about the new gravitational wave experiment where we've seen the collisions of black ... Read More »

Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters

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Developed at an undisclosed but "significant investment", the new facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai tap into Microsoft's network of over 50 data centres around the world, and will allow the tech giant and its network of 17,800 partners in the Middle East to provide a host of cloud related solutions to new and existing customers looking to modernise their operations. Read More »

Michigan State NCAA tournament practice at LCA open to public Thursday

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The Big Ten is expected to have five of its seven teams in the tournament, those five being Notre Dame, Ohio State , Michigan , Penn State and Minnesota. MSU has won 13 of its last 14, with the only loss coming from a 75-64 decision against University of MI in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal on March 3. Read More »

Elon Musk Wants to Test Falcon Heavy's Mars-Bound Successor Next Year

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In a surprise appearance at the SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas, the entrepreneur said that his company's BFR rocket, which is created to carry objects towards Mars, will be ready for a test flight by the end of next year. "I think once we build it we'll have a point of proof, something that other companies and countries can go and do". "They certainly don't think it's possible, but if we do they'll up their game", Musk said . Read More »

Angela Merkel voted as Germany's Chancellor for the fourth time

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A right-wing populist rise in September elections weakened all mainstream parties and deprived Merkel of a majority, forcing her into another unhappy alliance with the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD). Merkel was due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier before returning to the Bundestag to be sworn in. Designated Finance Minister Olaf Scholz wants to strengthen ties within Europe, though he's given few hints on policy goals beyond pledging to keep Germany's budget balanced. Read More »

Jets to sign Teddy Bridgewater

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The New York Jets are working on a deal for Teddy Bridgewater , according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . Bridgwater was once a franchise staple of the Minnesota Vikings , but a leg injury suffered prior to the 2016-17 season put not only his status as the go-to guy under center in question, but his entire National Football League career. Read More »