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Trump has been dogged by allegations that his associates had ties to Russian officials. "He probably should apologize, I think, to the President, President Obama", Panetta continued. Mr Trump has remained adamant that his claims need to be investigated, and Congress agreed to do so. O'Reilly said that lawmakers' questions to the pair made it clear that there was a political agenda on both sides of the aisle.
  • Postponed North Korea-Malaysia match to be played on June 8

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    The News Straits Times earlier reported that the body belonging to the estranged half brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was embalmed on Sunday at a private facility. Two-thirds of the 39 countries that North Koreans can travel to without a visa are in Asia and Africa, including Cambodia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Trump Pledged to Speed Up Support for Iraqi Government Against Daesh

    Trump Pledged to Speed Up Support for Iraqi Government Against Daesh

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    Mr Trump said he hoped to address the "vacuum" that was created when IS moved into Iraq and added, "we shouldn't have gone in" to Iraq in the first place. "Our main thrust is we have to get rid of ISIS", Trump said. "It will happen. It's happening right now", he said. "The two leaders agreed that the United States and Iraq will pursue a long-term partnership to decisively root out terrorism from Iraq and strengthen the Iraqi military and other key institutions", a White House readout ...
  • Everything We Learned from James Comey This Morning

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    In January, US intelligence agencies said Kremlin-backed hackers had broken into the email accounts of senior Democrats and released embarrassing ones in order to help Mr Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. Trump's associates. The Republican chairman of the panel, Mr Devin Nunes, said "the fact that Russian Federation hacked United States election- related databases comes as no shock to this committee".
  • Leicester sink West Ham to prolong Shakespeare surge

    Leicester sink West Ham to prolong Shakespeare surge

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    Mahrez scored the first in the fifth minute, although his curling effort from the right was nearly certainly a cross intended for either Shinji Okazaki or Vardy, who had given him the ball. Manuel Lanzini briefly halved the deficit with a free-kick but West Ham were booed off at half-time, and although Andre Ayew pulled another back after the break Leicester resisted a late rally to claim all three points.
  • China mum over Pakistan's plan on Gilgit-Baltistan

    China mum over Pakistan's plan on Gilgit-Baltistan

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    Pakistan has one more time chosen to misuse the council by passing erroneous references about internal matters concerning with Jammu and Kashmir , the diplomat stated.The Indian side also declares that India does not accept any claims by Pakistan to disparage the democratic choice that has consecutively for 6 decades been employed by people of J&K since the time of independence.
  • Oil tanker hijacked off Somali coast

    Oil tanker hijacked off Somali coast

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    When the government in Mogadishu was overthrown, Somalia's navy fell apart. The fishermen in the area then chose to take matters into their own hands, in what they claim was a threat to their food supply. "Today, it is organized crime." At the peak of the piracy crisis in January 2011, 736 hostages and 32 boats were held. "Therefore, as and when confirmed information regarding the alleged incident becomes available, the Ministry will share information in a manner that would not be ...
  • PM orders to reopen Pak-Afghan border

    PM orders to reopen Pak-Afghan border

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    Mr Sharif said the move was meant as a gesture of goodwill. The decision to reopen that border came after last week's meeting between Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar in London.
  • Dem senator: Trump at zero credibility after wiretap claims

    Dem senator: Trump at zero credibility after wiretap claims

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    The White House press secretary was asked if the president "still stands by his allegation that President Obama ordered wiretapping or surveillance on Trump Tower". In a rare public statement, Britain's GCHQ, Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, the equivalent of the US National Security Agency which monitors overseas electronic communications, said the claims were "nonsense" and should be ignored.
  • Trump's approval rating among US Jews is 31%, poll finds

    Trump's approval rating among US Jews is 31%, poll finds

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    Only Trump's tweeting gets him a lower approval rating , with a mere 35 percent approving of the president's preferred method of communicating with the public. John McCain, R-Ariz., on March 12 called on Trump to "either retract or provide the information that the American people deserve". Over Trump's claims of Obama surveillance, Sen.
  • Britain to pull Brexit trigger on March 29

    Britain to pull Brexit trigger on March 29

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    The historic start of the process, 44 years after the United Kingdom joined the EEC in 1973, will trigger a two-year countdown for negotiations over the exit terms and any interim trade deal. Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, mainly from eastern and southern member states, move to Britain each year and May is committed to radically reducing this.
  • Intel Documents Offer No Evidence Of Spying On Trump Tower, Lawmakers Say

    Intel Documents Offer No Evidence Of Spying On Trump Tower, Lawmakers Say

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    Yesterday, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee added their voices to those seeming to doubt that claim, senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner issued a statement: "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016".
  • Pakistan, India water talks resume today

    Pakistan, India water talks resume today

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    The Indian Commission is being headed by PK Saxena while Mirza Asif Beg is representing Pakistan. Indian and Pakistan have been at loggerheads about the Indus Water treaty , both countries wanting more out of the deal. According to reports, Pakistan would highlight concerns about the three Indian hydro projects being built on the rivers flowing to Pakistan. They said that the government of Pakistan must immediately give up on talks with India on this subject.
  • President Leath to Auburn

    President Leath to Auburn

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    Leath is a strategic leader who will work alongside the campus community and alumni to elevate Auburn to the next level in instruction, research and outreach". He received degrees in plant science and plant pathology from Penn State University, the University of DE and the University of IL. "The contribution Jay and Susie Gogue made to Auburn is immeasurable", said Charles McCrary, president pro tem of the Auburn Board.
  • U.S. and China will "work together" on North Korea

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    The secretary of state also announced that it may be necessary for the U.S.to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the country's weapons program reaches a critical threat level. " China has done little to help", Trump tweeted . Beijing shares USA concerns over Pyongyang's attempts to build an arsenal of nuclear devices, but has also blamed Washington for escalating tensions.
  • Erdogan urges parliament to bring back death penalty

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    On Saturday, Germany's foreign minister openly accused Mr Erdogan of ramping up anti-European rhetoric to score political points ahead of the referendum. But the mayor of the Dutch city of Rotterdam approved a pro-Turkish protest scheduled for midnight yesterday (Singapore time), over the police's handling of clashes that erupted outside the Turkish consulate last Saturday.
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband reportedly tapped for DOJ post

    Kellyanne Conway's husband reportedly tapped for DOJ post

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    When the possibility was brought up during the administration's transition, she told radio host that although she'd been offered the position, she "politely declined". "Those are alternative facts", she said. Conway had previously been considered for the post of USA solicitor general, according to sources who spoke to CNN in December.
  • Analysts At Deutsche Reiterated Kaz Minerals (LON:KAZ) As Sell

    Analysts At Deutsche Reiterated Kaz Minerals (LON:KAZ) As Sell

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    In the a year ago TP Icap Plc's stock price has increased by 38.02% from 330.83 to 456.6. EQM was included in 17 notes of analysts from August 13, 2015. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Tuesday, April 12 with "Buy". The firm's market capitalization is GBX 999.84 million. Among 6 analysts covering Gannett ( NYSE:GCI ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold.
  • Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

    Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt

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    The relations between Ankara and Berlin worsened when authorities in several German cities banned earlier in March Turkish officials' campaign meetings ahead of a vote on the constitutional reform that would expand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
  • Trump pledges $2 billion to Mexico border wall in budget proposal

    Trump pledges $2 billion to Mexico border wall in budget proposal

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    The request for proposals issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are a first step toward the multibillion-dollar wall project. Among its specifications, the government wants the wall to be tall (ideally 30 feet, but minimum 18 feet), solid (preferably concrete , but other materials are not off the table), and pleasing to the eye (it should blend in with its surroundings on the US side).
  • Syria shoots down Israeli warplane

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    One missile was intercepted by Israel's Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported. While Israel has largely avoided getting sucked into the conflict directly, it has repeatedly struck Syrian territory, particularly targeting alleged Hezbollah weapons convoys.
  • One pilot dead after two small planes collide near Montreal

    One pilot dead after two small planes collide near Montreal

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    This video shows the wreckage of one of the planes in the parking lot. The injured pilot was rushed to the hospital along with two witnesses who suffered from shock following the crash. "We are concentrating our efforts to help our employees and students who are all part of the Cargair family", said Josée Prud'homme, the company's president.
  • Hundreds quit last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs

    Hundreds quit last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs

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    Thousands are expected to leave Waer in the coming weeks in the final phase of the agreement, which had stalled in recent months. The government has agreed "reconciliation" deals for several rebel-held areas, and touts such agreements that grant safe passage to surrendering fighters as key to ending six years of war .
  • Pep Guardiola does not expect his players to lack motivation against Monaco

    Pep Guardiola does not expect his players to lack motivation against Monaco

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    Guardiola's first season in charge at City looks set to end in under-achievement after Champions League elimination at the last-16 stage and a failure to mount a sustained Premier League title challenge. Speaking to Sky Sports , the 31-year-old came out with the rather freaky comment that he thinks the current Liverpool team are as good, if not better, than the title-winning sides of Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.
  • Goof-up: Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya both are UP CM, says Wiki

    Goof-up: Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya both are UP CM, says Wiki

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    Interestingly, the newly appointed Uttarakhand chief minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, is also from the same community. "Disturbance shouldn't be created in the name of celebrations". There is no electricity on Holi and Diwali. Last time when Adityanath had shot to fame was in September 2014 when he led the BJP campaign in the assembly by-polls with the controversial "love jihad" as the central talking point.
  • Charley Hoffman holes 71-footer to close out round

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    I'm just glad to get it in at two under. Then he arrived at the 16th hole. And except for the golf cart. The Arnold Palmer Invitational marks the first of many moments in which Ketel One Vodka will celebrate and toast the extraordinary achievements of Mr.
  • US Equities Slide as Health-Care, Utility Stocks Decline

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    The S&P 500 Index lost 0.2 percent to 2,381.38 at 4 p.m.in NY, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 16 points to 20,934.55. Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, with the materials group leading broadbased gains as base and precious metal prices gained further ground following the Federal Reserve interest rate decision the day before.
  • Iraqi Troops Push to Retake Mosul From Islamic State

    Iraqi Troops Push to Retake Mosul From Islamic State

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    Near the Mosul Museum, Iraq forces used armored vehicles and tanks to attack snipers pinning down troops clearing areas around the bridge. While the civilian death toll is impossible to calculate amid the ongoing battle for Iraq's second largest city, Sheikh Khamis Khanjar, the founder of the Office of the Sunni Arab Representative for Iraq, said at least 3,500 civilians have been killed in the battle for Mosul .