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Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

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The request of support for the sale of up to $2.7 billion in jets doesn't include a package to upgrade older F-16s, which officials said previous year could bring the proposal to as much as $4 billion, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Mr. Tillerson earlier this month drew criticism for not personally presenting the State Department's annual human rights report , which faulted Bahrain for limiting citizens' abilities to peacefully choose their government as well as for restrictive policies on ... Read More »

White House Denies it Sought to Prevent Sally Yates' Testimony

He didn't offer details, but Watts said the campaigns are evidence that Russian Federation is continuing to seek further unrest among USA democratic institutions, leaders and their constituents. It was originally set for Tuesday. Schiff repeatedly said the House investigation under Nunes' leadership is not "sustainable" and said he does not know if Nunes could rectify the situation. Read More »

SsangYong Rexton First Offical Images Are Out

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It's no surprise that Mahindra is bullish on SsangYong's growth prospects. Codenamed as Y400, the new gen Rexton will join the Korando, Actyon and Tivoli in the South Korean carmaker's SUV line-up. The same also comes with a 3D view monitoring system which allows the driver to navigate the vehicle to be navigated through tight surroundings. The spacious G4 Rexton has what SsangYong calls a "Refined Deluxe" interior that's clad in Nappa leather. Read More »

Baltimore Cardinal William Henry Keeler dead at 86

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The experience, Keeler said , offered him, "many opportunities to work with people from other churches and to engage in a kind of informal dialogue with them, to see their goodness and their interest in things that were good". In his statement, Archbishop Lori remarked on "the respect and esteem" in which the cardinal was held by his brother bishops, and praised his leadership in Jewish-Catholic relations and in Orthodox-Catholic relations. Read More »

Italy foils IS-inspired plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

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Three people were arrested and a minor detained in the operation, all originally from Kosovo and resident in Italy. A minor from Kosovo was also was detained to prevent him from interfering with the probe, police said. The 16th century Rialto bridge, one of Venice's iconic tourist draws, spans the Grand Canal and features small shops on either side of its stone steps. Read More »

German lawmakers slam Turkey for alleged spying on colleague

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The latest German accusations came as ties are already badly strained over a wide range of issues surrounding human rights, particularly after the failed coup. Many of them are teachers, police, magistrates and journalists. Both countries have large Turkish minorities. Earlier this month Florian Hahn, spokesman for security and foreign policy of the Christian Social Union said that given tensions between Berlin and Ankara it had become "increasingly uncertain that the Turkish government ... Read More »

UP: Meat traders support Adityanath, appeal to protesters to end agitation

Meanwhile, Hindu vigilantes forcibly shut down a KFC outlet in Haryana state on Tuesday for selling chicken during the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratra, when devotees fast and stay away from eating meat. "It will be really unfortunate if the Uttar Pradesh government puts a ban on legal licensed abattoirs", Sud said. The move follows the nomination of Hindu hardline politician Yogi Adityanath as chief minister. Read More »

President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

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Trump responded to her initial claim by tweeting at the time that Zervos's charges were "100 percent fabricated and made-up" and "nonsense". What's more, Kasowitz hopes to use a loophole of sorts from Bill Clinton's 1997 Supreme Court case, which ruled on a lawsuit leveled against him by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. Read More »

Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Earlier Wednesday morning, police noticed a woman who they described as an "erratic and aggressive driver", traveling near 100 Independence Avenue Southwest. As the officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took a U-turn and fled the scene, striking another vehicle and almost hitting officers, reported ABC News . Read More »

Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Ceremony

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Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana, Congress recently passed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, and it is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump soon. Joe Donnelly of IN, worked to pass the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act. Because of unforeseen legislative obligations in Washington, Perlmutter was unable to attend the event, his wife Nancy said. Read More »

US Democrats to cage Trump with new bill

They are also a potentially massive security risk. The New York Times confirmed, via geo-locating tools, that the items were posted Sunday from the Trump National Golf Club. Eric Trump, in an interview this month, disputed any suggestion that his father's visits to family properties represented a conflict of interest. The lawmakers requested the inquiry by the Government Accountability Office after reports that Trump, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, openly discussed ... Read More »

US government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits

During a press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked whether Trump had "any concerns about the pushback" from residents surrounding Mar-a-lago, to which he responded, 'No, he feels great'. Cummings. Democrats reached out to the Government Accountability Office following reports that President Trump openly discussed North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the resort on February 11. Read More »

Ensure That No One Dies Of Hunger: Mulayam Singh Yadav To Govt

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Mulayam Singh Yadav, was the party's chief till January, when son Akhilesh staged a coup and wrested control of the party from his father and his younger brother Shivpal Yadav. "We provided education and medicines in the state and worked for our farmers". Participating in a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the GST Bill, the former SP chief said: "GST would be passed anyway, what should I say on it..." After the defeat, Congress party expressed shock and said: "BJP "sold dreams" to win Uttar ... Read More »

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

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However, his ten-year sentence for murder was reduced to manslaughter following a campaign and, with credit for the three and a half years he has already served in jail, he may be released within weeks. Following a campaign started by author Frederick Forsyth backed by the Daily Mail, a courtroom packed with Blackman's family and military members rejoiced when the soldier's sentence was reduced. Read More »

Who's the man who dared to piggyback on Kim Jong

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Aside from the two young women, eight North Koreans are suspected of having some involvement in the assassination, including diplomat Hyon Kwang-song and two others who are thought be hiding in the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur . Earlier on Sunday, Malaysian officials said that talks with North Korea concerning the diplomatic standoff could end "very soon". Malaysia is one of the few countries that have a North Korea embassy. Read More »

Zuma's plans to fire Gordhan - senior ANC officials

Zuma named Gordhan, 67, finance minister in December 2015 after his decision to install a then little-known lawmaker to replace the respected Nhlanhla Nene , which became known as "Nenegate", hammered the nation's bonds and currency and spurred ANC and business leaders to plead with him to reconsider. Read More »

An Eye for an Eye? Iran Imposes Sanctions on 15 US Firms

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Iran's new sanctions come after US President Donald Trump's administration in February sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a recent ballistic missile test. and IL firearms manufacturer Lewis Machine and Tool Co. U.S.lawmakers are now seeking to further increase pressure, proposing a new law that would see Iran's Revolutionary Guards listed as a terrorist organization. Read More »

Second crewman's body recovered from Irish Coast Guard wreckage

The others were Captain Mark Duffy, Winchman Ciaran Smith and Winch Operator Paul Ormsby. The body of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, a 45-year-old mother-of-one, was the first to have been recovered from the ocean. Incident Officer Michael O'Toole said their thoughts were with Capt Duffy's wife and two children. Search workers notified personnel of the discovery and word quickly spread with media announcing Mark Duffy's body was found. Read More »

US presidential envoy to attend Arab Summit in Jordan

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This year's conference comes as the region faces a series of pressing challenges, including violent conflicts, rising youth unemployment and millions of children deprived of the right to education. "The Arab political system has failed to solve the crises and halt the collapse as the trust of Arab citizens in the joint Arab institutions has eroded", he said. Read More »

North Korea tests another ballistic missile engine

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Adding to the long-standing military imbalance is the recent deployment of THAAD , or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, by the U.S.in South Korea. clearly needs to engage actively with China and hope Chinese authorities would persuade Kim Jong-un and his compatriots to disavow their nuclear proliferation ambitions. Read More »

This little girl met a 'robot' and gave it a hug

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A top trending YouTube video shows a young girl called Rayna staring up at cold, emotionless eyes, attempting to get the attention of what she believes is a robot. The dream of friendly, sentient robots-Rosie from The Jetsons , doing all the housework-once seemed like a quaint relic of an older era. The tyke, named Rayna, is clearly delighted with her new space-age friend. Read More »

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

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Over 7,5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. "In South Sudan, we have multiple armed groups, some of them are gangs and thieves who are lingering around the country and they have the same uniform as the SPLA, they have the guns as SPLA, and they can cause havoc in order to discredit the government, " Mr. Read More »

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in the country

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He said the next of kin have not come forward to provide assistance on how the body is to be treated. Kim Jong Nam , the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , died after two women smeared his face with the banned VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13, 2017, according to Malaysian authorities. Read More »

Oklahoma officer, 22, dies after shootout

The suspect was also shot and was in intensive care Monday morning, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said . Terney stopped a vehicle driven by a woman about 11:30 p.m. That is when the suspect reportedly shot the police officer. That is when the suspect reportedly shot Terney three times . Republican Rep. Steve Russell, whose district includes Tecumseh, said the slaying should serve as a reminder of the work law enforcement does every day. Read More »

India Meat Traders Strike Against Uttar Pradesh Closures

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A delegation of meat traders and processors on Tuesday met Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh as the strike against the statewide crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses continued on the second day today. According to petitioner's counsel GC Sinha, the meat shop licenses of the petitioners were not renewed after 2014. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday urged people to not be convinced by the fake news going around in connection to the Uttar Pradesh Government's ... Read More »

A footballer-turned politician takes over as Manipur CM

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This is BJP's first government in Manipur and is being propelled by post-poll allies such as NPP, NPF, LJP and Independents. The ruling Congress and the BJP have secured 28 and 21 seats, respectively, in the hung assembly that emerged after the elections in Manipur. Read More »