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Russia, China announce blocking Trump's bid to scrap Iran nuclear deal

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas earlier told reporters that the G7 would formally call on Moscow to contribute to solving the crisis in Syria, where Russian Federation and Iran are backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "It's something we've also been working closely with Canada on". Mr Trump has nominated Mr Pompeo to be USA secretary of state but Mr Pompeo is not in Toronto as his confirmation faces opposition in the Senate. Read More »

Google, Amazon services blocked in Russian Federation

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Roskomnadzor confirmed the blocking of Google's IP-addresses due to the fact that the company allows Telegram to work in Russian Federation. Some turn to VPNs to access that content anyway, but it turns out that Telegram hasn't needed to rely on that workaround to get used. Read More »

President George HW Bush Rushed to Hospital

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When asked about his recovery, McGrath said, "The 41st President wants to go to ME this summer". Sources close to the family say the 93 year old is now in critical condition and things were looking pretty grave initially. His recent stay was in April 2017 when he spent two weeks for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. After the funeral this week, Mr Bush joined his son for a photo with Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, former president Barack Obama and wife Michelle, and first ... Read More »

PM May suffers another defeat in Britain's upper house over EU rights

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The newspaper reported that May's office believed Fox and Johnson would quit rather than accept staying in the European Union customs arrangement, but that other euroskeptics such as Gove would remain. But speaking on a local election campaign visit, Mrs May insisted that she would not change course. "We need to take back control of trade - that means leaving the protectionist Customs Union", Environment Secretary Michael Gove, a key Brexit supporter in May's cabinet, said Sunday on Twitter. Read More »

Alfie Evans removed from ventilation

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The Pope waded into the controversy offering his backing to Alfie's parents in their battle for treatment for their son. The Holy Father, who met the father of Alfie last week in Rome, said he was "moved by the prayers and enormous solidarity" shown for the toddler who is at the center of court battles between hospital authorities and parents to keep him alive. Read More »

Toronto Police Confirm Nine Deaths After Van Strikes Pedestrians

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Ralph Goodale tells reporters that police are still investigating to determine what happened and why in Monday's incident in northern Toronto in which a van struck a crowd of pedestrians. Diego Dematos was driving on Yonge street in the opposite direction to the van and witnessed the vehicle collide with pedestrians. A former Canadian university student pleaded guilty last month to killing six men praying in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017. Read More »

US grants reprieve to Rusal, says will weigh impact on allies

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RUSAL: Workers at one of Russia's biggest aluminium smelters say their Siberian town is doomed unless Moscow mitigates USA sanctions against Rusal. The US Treasury gave Americans until October 23 instead of June 5 to wind down business with Rusal and said it would consider lifting the sanctions if Rusal's major shareholder, Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska , ceded control of the company. Read More »

World watching for signs of North Korea nuke deal

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Gaddafi's a dead man now because he gave up his nuclear weapons. North Korean backing for denuclearisation of the peninsula has previously been code for the withdrawal of the 28,500 U.S. Kim's ostensible willingness to make such concessions on his nuclear and missile programs to lay the foundation for a sit-down with Trump "shows that he realizes that time and momentum is on the side of the United States and our allies", the Arkansas Republican added. Read More »

US Senate Committee Approves Pompeo For Secretary Of State

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Mr. Pompeo has outstanding academic records from West Point and Harvard University, and he performed extremely well as a US representative and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo has the votes in the full Senate to become Secretary of State. "The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people..." The process did hit a slight snag as senators prepared for the final vote on Monday, however, as Sen. Read More »

Fed Cup: Kvitova, Pliskova give Czechs 2-0 lead over…

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BC-TEN-Germany-Czech-Republic, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 234 Kvitova beats Kerber to send Czechs back into Fed Cup finalAP Photo XSTU105, XSTU106, XSTU104, XSTU101, XSTU102Eds: Updates with doubles result, quote; corrects Germany played final in 2014, not title win. Read More »

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-23-2018 - Prediction & Preview

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Fresh off of an overtime win over the Blue Jackets Tuesday, the Capitals scored at least once in each period and posted a 4-1 win in Game 4 in Columbus Thursday night. "I can't wait to get back in front of fans", he said. Before Burakovsky got hurt last week, he was playing on a second line with center Nicklas Backstrom and right wing T.J. Read More »

Denny Hamlin: Third at Richmond

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Maybe! Probably! Let's look at them and find out. Kurt Busch led 98 laps but faded to 11th. Got us out front where we needed to be, got us the lead. Chase Elliott 3. Denny Hamlin 4. Busch has a 59-point lead over Joey Logano heading to Richmond. Additionally, he is starting eighth and likely will have a setup that is similar to his teammate Kyle Larson . Read More »

Saudi forces shoot down 'toy drone' near royal palaces

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Asked about the footage, the official said the drone had been shot down, and added that the government would introduce regulations for the use of recreational drones. At least four members of Saudi Arabia's security forces were killed and five others wounded in clashes with gunmen at a checkpoint in the southwestern Asir province, the Saudi Interior Ministry said. Read More »

OPCW Fact-Finding Mission visits Douma - organization

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The OPCW team arrived in Damascus on Saturday but had not been able to travel to Douma , on the outskirts of the capital, due to security concerns following a reconnaissance mission by a United Nations team at two sites in the town on Tuesday. Read More »

Mitt Romney won't commit to backing

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Senate seat to replace retiring Sen. Romney is running to fill the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Senator Orrin Hatch (R). Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he's still going to have to face down almost a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Read More »

China says many Chinese casualties in North Korea transport accident

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The Chinese foreign ministry says 36 people, mainly tourists from China, were killed in a major traffic accident in North Korea late Sunday. Rescue autos had been on the scene, and injured had been proven being handled in hospital. China's state TV have shown images of the bus mishap in North Korea. The tragedy reportedly involved a group of Chinese travel company staff from Beijing, who were returning to Pyongyang from the southern city of Kaesong. Read More »

Rockies Blow Cubs High With Bounce Back 5-3 W

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Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-0, 4.74 ERA) is seeking his first win in his fifth start of the season. "We're always talking about this technological method of stealing signs". DJ LeMahieu has been rock-solid for the Rockies this season. Nolan Arenado homered for Colorado in his return from a five-game suspension stemming from his involvement in a brawl against San Diego earlier this month. Read More »

Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if US quits deal

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The White House called for a "follow-on" accord that would penalize Iran for ballistic missile tests, expand nuclear inspectors' access, and lengthen limits on Iranian nuclear activity. Trump demands the elimination of sunset clauses for some of the restrictions the United States places on Iran from the nuclear deal. Zarif said Pompeo's Capitol Hill testimony that Iran was not "racing towards a bomb" was a "late admission but better than never". Read More »

Trump reloads against former FBI Director James Comey

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Trump reportedly considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller at least twice previous year. Concerning the phone calls, Mr Comey described how he had dinner with Mr Trump at the White House on January 27, 2017, and the president was fuming about an incident earlier that day when he had met with Mrs May. Read More »

Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

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A spokesman for the ministry of public health said at least 57 people, including eight children, were confirmed dead and 119 wounded, but the total could still rise. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are seen as a test-run for next year's presidential poll. Read More »

Unrest in Nicaragua continues: 26 dead, businesses looted

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The government had reported "almost 10" by late on Friday. The changes touched off protests across the Central American nation that escalated into clashes with police as well as looting. The group said talks could not begin until the government ended police violence, released those who had been arrested for demonstrating peacefully, and re-established freedom of speech. Read More »

Waffle House mass shooting: What we know about the suspect

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Mr Aaron said Reinking was known to law enforcement both in IL and in the federal system. Police speculate that Mr Reinking ran home, grabbed a pair of trousers and fled his apartment. Authorities seized Reinking's weapons following an incident at the White House in July past year when he was arrested by the Secret Service for crossing an exterior security barrier and charged with unlawful entry. Read More »

Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the newest member of President Donald Trump's flailing legal team. It was one of the most politic things Rudy Giuliani has said in a long time. When it comes to splash hires for the president's legal team, it's hard to beat "America's F-ing Mayor". Giuliani confirmed his new role as a part of Trump's legal defense team in an interview with the Washington Post . Read More »

Meghan Markle wants to be like Diana, suggests half-brother

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It's a markedly less formal approach to daywear than her future sister-in-law Kate Middleton and established royals, who prefer clutches and flesh coloured tights. Emma Bridgewater makes some attractive ceramics and has some celebrity fans of her gorgeous products including Holly Willoughby. Speaking to the Wedding Guest Extraordinaire podcast, Holland said: 'I personally really hope it's somebody British. Read More »

'Black Panther' comes to Saudi Arabia as movie theater ban ends

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Saudi-owned Vox Cinemas is also opening a multiplex in Riyadh soon . AMC will face stiff competition from heavyweights such as Dubai-based VOX Cinemas , which had yesterday announced it had also secured a government license to operate in Saudi Arabia and would open the kingdom's first IMAX theatre in the coming days. Read More »

Former Minister Yashwant Sinha formally quits BJP

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Mr Sinha now declared that the democracy was "under risk" underneath the current administration and that he'd establish a sturdy move to "save democracy" from the country. "If there are problems on economic front or foreign policy, then the next government can bring it on track but if the democracy or democratic institutions die, then it will be hard for any other government to revive these institutions and thats why we all have come together to save democracy", he said. Read More »

Putin Still Ready To Meet Trump Following US Strikes On Syria

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Talking about the risk of a military confrontation between Russian Federation and the US, Lavrov said that he was absolutely confident that Putin and Trump will not allow an armed conflict to happen. Lavrov also said that earlier, Russian Federation had decided not to supply its modern S-300 air defense system to Syria following the request of Western countries, which said the move could destabilize the situation, although the system is purely defensive. Read More »

First Lady Barbara Bush laid to rest

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Also speaking about Mrs. Her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , will deliver a eulogy , as will longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. "But we're even more grateful for the way she lived her life - as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit", the Obamas said. Read More »

"Fearless girl" is still removed from wall Street

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The popular statue will be moved from the spot where it was installed past year, opposite the " Charging Bull " sculpture in Lower Manhattan. De Blasio's press secretary, Eric Phillips, said that Charging Bull ― a 1989 work by Arturo Di Modica ― will "almost certainly" be moved with Fearless Girl , although there's no exact timeline. Read More »