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President's pledge to reopen the 23-year-old trade agreement. Mulroney said the more important thing to focus on is what Trump told him about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada, at a time when the countries are renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement Mulroney signed in 1992.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos's Comments

    Milo Yiannopoulos's Comments "Condoning Pedophilia" Cost Him His Book Deal

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    The news conference was held one day after Yiannopoulos lost his book deal and was uninvited to speak at an event held by the American Conservative Union. "Paedophilia is an attraction to children who have not yet reached puberty". "There are selectively edited videos doing the rounds, as part of a co-ordinated effort to discredit me from establishment Republicans, that suggest I am soft on the subject".
  • Riots rock Swedish capital days after Trump comments

    Riots rock Swedish capital days after Trump comments

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    Spokesman Lars Bystrom said Tuesday that unidentified people, including some wearing masks, threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and looted shops in Rinkeby . The hashtag #lastnightinSweden was soon trending on Twitter, and the Swedish embassy in Washington asked the state department for clarification. After being criticized for his remarks, Trump tweeted that it was a Fox News segment that provided him that information.
  • S'pore backs two-state solution for 'just and durable' peace

    S'pore backs two-state solution for 'just and durable' peace

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    Former American officials have confirmed a report Sunday in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that Netanyahu turned down an offer that would have secured regional recognition of Israel as a Jewish state - a key Netanyahu demand - alongside a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians with the support of the Arab countries.
  • Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore near Zawiya, Libya

    Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore near Zawiya, Libya

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    Having largely closed off sea crossings between Turkey and Greece a year ago, the European Union is searching for ways to stem the flow of migrants from Libya. The IOM said migrant arrivals in Italy had risen sharply this year compared with the same period of 2016. Most leave from the stretch of Libyan coast between Tripoli and the Tunisian border to the west.
  • Reports of shots fired at Houston hospital

    Reports of shots fired at Houston hospital

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    Some staff and patients then evacuated the facility, while others sheltered in place, Acevedo said. The notification instructed college employees not to go to Ben Taub and ordered those already there to follow emergency response guidelines.
  • Alibaba's Ant Financial to invest $200m in Korean payment firm

    Alibaba's Ant Financial to invest $200m in Korean payment firm

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    Ant's investment is the latest in its global sprawl threatening to steamroll yesteryear's market leaders like Visa and Mastercard as it aims to reach 2 billion customers in 10 years . Ant Financial is already well entrenched and experienced in China in areas like bill payment, peer-to-peer transactions, web banking, over-the-counter payments and more.
  • Footage has emerged of Kim Jong Nam's 'assassination' in Malaysia

    Footage has emerged of Kim Jong Nam's 'assassination' in Malaysia

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    Coal is North Korea's largest export item, and also China's greatest point of leverage over the regime. Why would North Korea want him dead? "There will not be fresh sanctions that the US can impose if the North is enlisted as a state sponsor of terrorism given that the USA has designated North Korea a primary money laundering concern since previous year", Go Myong-Hyun, a research fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, told NK News on Monday.
  • Austria approves USA extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

    Austria approves USA extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

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    The Austrian Higher Regional Court approved a USA request to extradite him after a lower court judge said in 2015 the request was at least partly politically motivated. After Tuesday's proceedings, the Austrian authorities arrested Firtash in connection with a separate criminal case in Spain, where he has been charged in connection with money laundering.
  • UNICEF says 1.4 million children at risk of dying from starvation

    UNICEF says 1.4 million children at risk of dying from starvation

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    This is a slow-motion tragedy, anticipated by all who watch the country closely, and has unfolded despite the increasingly desperate warnings of aid groups and some global organisations. The report called for assistance, saying humanitarian help in 2016 was able to bolster and even improve food security in some areas. The country declared independence from Sudan in 2011, but disputes over issues like oil have kept tensions high.
  • 3,50000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

    3,50000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

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    The Rapid Response, an elite Interior Ministry Unit, is advancing alongside the federal police and captured several villages, according to an officer, who said they were largely abandoned. Mosul is the largest city held by the militants, and has been one of the pillars of anti-government insurgency since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Juvenile confesses to throwing object at Trump's motorcade

    Juvenile confesses to throwing object at Trump's motorcade

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    And they argue the powerful people who pay for membership have other avenues of communicating with the president. Aside from the five days in November, Trump stayed at Mar-a-lago 16 days in December. The press pool that travels with the president was given a lid about 7:45 p.m., indicating that he wouldn't be doing anything else that would be worth covering.
  • Sweden baffled by President Donald Trump's reference to unknown terror incident

    Sweden baffled by President Donald Trump's reference to unknown terror incident

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    He then bizarrely commented: " We've got to keep our country safe ". Former prime minister Carl Bildt was less diplomatic: "Sweden?" He was also spending time with thousands of supporters during a campaign-style rally. Trump's remarks were quickly ridiculed by Twitter users including Chelsea Clinton. "Have asked USA officials for explanation", the official Twitter of the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S.
  • 10 dead in Tanay tourist bus accident

    10 dead in Tanay tourist bus accident

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    The strong impact wrecked the front portion of the tourist bus which belongs to the Panda Coach and Tours that was rented for the camping activity of the school. Bong Bati, a Tanay rescue official, said 13 of the victims were rushed to Camp Capinpin Hospital in Barangay Sampaloc, 17 to the Rizal Provincial Hospital in Morong, six to the Tanay General Hospital and one to the Tanay Community Hospital.
  • UK's May warns Lords not to delay people's will on Brexit

    UK's May warns Lords not to delay people's will on Brexit

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    Doesn't the Prime Minister have a country to run? Lady Evans will urge peers not "try and shape the terms of our exit, restrict the Government's hand before it enters into complex negotiations or attempt to rerun the referendum". "It's recognition of the importance of this bill as it proceeds through parliament", he said. So, let's be very clear. "I hope that the House of Lords will pay attention to that", Prime Minister May said.
  • Mattis in Mideast for first time as Pentagon chief

    Mattis in Mideast for first time as Pentagon chief

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    Mattis is also far more sceptical of Russian Federation than Mr Trump, has told reporters he doesn't see the media as the enemy and wants an exemption from Trump's travel ban for those who have fought alongside Americans, such as translators.
  • Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

    Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

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    As Gates points out in a recent interview, an average factory worker today does approximately $50,000 worth of work over the course of a year, income which is taxed by the government in allowing it to provide various social services. Also, tax revenue is very important to making training and new, irreplaceable jobs available to human workers. "You cross the threshold of job replacement of certain activities all sort of at once", Gates said.
  • China Is Finally Putting The Screws To North Korea

    China Is Finally Putting The Screws To North Korea

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    But the day after the test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile last week it rejected a coal shipment from the Hermit Kingdom said to be worth around $1m (£805,000). Further, China's resistance was a major hit to North Korea's financial state. He had lived outside North Korea for many years and had close links to China.
  • United States Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

    United States Navy begins patrol in South China Sea

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    In response to this, the USA navy said the force, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson , began routine operations in the South China Sea and it was announced on the Facebook page of Vinson . "China respects and upholds the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea which countries enjoy under global law, but firmly opposes any country's attempt to undermine China's sovereignty and security in the name of the freedom of navigation and overflight".
  • Iraq launches ground offensive to dislodge Daesh from Mosul

    Iraq launches ground offensive to dislodge Daesh from Mosul

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    Ankara's preferred plan of action envisages Turkish and U.S. special forces, backed by commandoes and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels entering Syria through the border town of Tel Abyad, now held by Kurdish YPG militia, the newspaper said . (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) militants are essentially under siege in western Mosul, along with an estimated 650,000 civilians, after they were forced out of the eastern part of the city in the first phase of an offensive that concluded last month, after ...
  • Kelly: Trump working on new 'streamlined' travel ban

    Kelly: Trump working on new 'streamlined' travel ban

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    While all refugees were excluded for 120 days, those from Syria were banned indefinitely. One significant change, immigrant rights activists note, is the Trump administration's definition of who is a "criminal". The memos were signed Friday by Kelly and, if approved by President Trump, would give federal authorities more power to aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the country and along US borders.
  • No more passes left for Donald Trump rally in Melbourne

    No more passes left for Donald Trump rally in Melbourne

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    Trump's presidential campaign was defined by raucous events where he would deliver hour-long stemwinders, responding directly to the chants of the crowd and seemingly plugging into the energy that his supporters were throwing his way. "He says to me, 'Get up here!" After Donald Trump spoke about protesters being given publicity, he went on to talk about his supporters , including one man named Gene Huber , who the President let up on stage with him.
  • Malaysian police hunt at least five North Koreans after assassination

    Malaysian police hunt at least five North Koreans after assassination

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    The case has also sparked a diplomatic row between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur, after Malaysia rejected North Korean demands for the body to be handed over to them immediately. He said he had been in Malaysia to cover the case since Wednesday. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi formally confirmed on Thursday that the dead man, who was travelling under the name Kim Chol, was Kim Jong-nam.
  • Man bitten by shark off Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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    He was flown to Cairns Hospital, where distressed family members met him at the landing pad. "The initial actions by three friends have definitely saved his life. A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said the man was bitten while near the Port Hinchinbrook boat ramp at Cardwell at around 10.20am. Ballantyne called Dickson "an unbelievable person" and also someone who cares about his friends and family.
  • Obama Ranks 12th Best In C-SPAN Survey Of Presidential Historians

    Obama Ranks 12th Best In C-SPAN Survey Of Presidential Historians

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    Eisenhower moved up three spots from the 2009 survey to finish in fifth place. He finished first in crisis leadership, administrative skill, vision setting, and pursuit of equal justice; second in economic management, moral authority, and "performance within the context of the times"; third in public persuasion and worldwide relations; and fourth in working with Congress.
  • Gov. Charlie Baker Opposes Use of National Guard for Immigration Roundup

    Gov. Charlie Baker Opposes Use of National Guard for Immigration Roundup

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    It then claimed seven more states would be involved: Colorado, Arkansas, Nevada, Louisiana, Utah, Oregon and Oklahoma. At a maximum, approximately 100,000 Army National Guard and Air National Guard personnel are available for stateside missions in the 11 states, according to statistics and information provided by the National Guard Bureau.
  • Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

    Blair urges pro-EU Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit

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    Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. Blair urged voters to speak out against what he said was the government's drive to exit the European Union at any cost , arguing it could damage future generations and the unity of the country itself.
  • In a first, Pakistan strikes terrorist camps on Afghanistan soil

    In a first, Pakistan strikes terrorist camps on Afghanistan soil

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    The move comes hours after the Inter-Services Public Relations announced that the security forces have been given special orders to maintain strict vigilance all along the Pak-Afghan border. On Tuesday two police officers were killed while attempting to defuse a bomb in the Balochistan provincial capital of Quetta. Pakistan Army Chief Gen.
  • Samsung's Acting Chief Arrested In South Korea's Deepening Corruption Probe

    Samsung's Acting Chief Arrested In South Korea's Deepening Corruption Probe

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    Prosecutors have argued Lee has handed over corporate funds on multiple times in return for the president's promise to back the 2015 merger of two Samsung companies pivotal to legitimize his hold over the group. She is awaiting a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether she will be permanently removed from the presidency. An investigation - or even worse, a prosecution - by the South Korean government could delay those plans.