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United Kingdom weighs sanctions to punish Russian Federation over spy poisoning

United Kingdom weighs sanctions to punish Russian Federation over spy poisoning

After the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two, Britain has pointed the finger at President Vladimir Putin and on Thursday May gave the 23 Russians who she said wer...

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Airstrikes on Syria's Ghouta kill 30 civilians

Airstrikes on Syria's Ghouta kill 30 civilians

As many as 10,000 civilians evacuated rebel-held areas in the Syrian capital Damascus' Eastern Ghouta area on Saturday, state news agency SANA reported. The UN has said the exact numbers of people e...

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IShares MSCI Canada (EWC) Declines 0.14% for Mar 17

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Harwood Advisory Group LLC Purchases 9,002 Shares of iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)" was first posted by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. The stock ha...

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As Trump and Kim Look to Meet, China Watches From Sidelines

As Trump and Kim Look to Meet, China Watches From Sidelines

Some 28,500 U.S. servicemembers are based in South Korea , although U.S. Forces Korea's public affairs office said that number routinely swells to about 32,000 with rotational units and ongoing exerc...

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Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favour McMaster, online bookie says

Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favour McMaster, online bookie says

One source said McMaster's departure could come as soon as Friday, while others said that is unlikely. On Tuesday, Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the president has signaled in ...

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Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100

Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100

Turkey and its Free Syrian Army allies have captured several villages in their push to capture the city, reports say. Civilians trudged out of Eastern Ghouta's Jisreen on Saturday after regime for...

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At least 16 including children, die at sea

At least 16 including children, die at sea

The boat was ferrying migrants from Turkey to Greece when it went down overnight off the island of Agathonissi. Also Friday, a 26-year-old Lebanese truck driver and a 25-year-old Palestinian wanted ...

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US Watchdogs Urge Senate to Screen Gina Haspel's 'Torture' Background

US Watchdogs Urge Senate to Screen Gina Haspel's 'Torture' Background

However, Haspel did become base chief in late October 2002, and she was in charge when Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, another detainee, was waterboarded three times, according to The New York Times . In th...

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Taliban claims deadly vehicle bomb attack in Kabul

Taliban claims deadly vehicle bomb attack in Kabul

Abdul Samad Salehi, a member of the Farah provincial council, said four of those killed in today's attack were from the intelligence service and six were police. In a tweet, Mr. Ghani said the invitat...

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Putin 'Highly Likely' Behind Nerve-Agent Attack

Putin 'Highly Likely' Behind Nerve-Agent Attack

The British foreign secretary said that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that Mr Putin made the decision to use the nerve agent on British soil. Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital Ast...

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Providence can't get past Texas A&M despite big game from Kecoughtan's Bullock

Providence can't get past Texas A&M despite big game from Kecoughtan's Bullock

Garrison Brooks and Sterling Manley have made noticeable strides in recent weeks and their playing time has increased because of it. Friday against Lipscomb they even went stretches in which they were...

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United States envoy says he urged North Korea to release Americans before summit

United States envoy says he urged North Korea to release Americans before summit

But North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho went to Stockholm this week and met with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Friday after meeting with his counterpart Margot Wallstrom on Thursday....

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United Nations genocide adviser suggests evidence Myanmar tried to eliminate Rohingyas

United Nations genocide adviser suggests evidence Myanmar tried to eliminate Rohingyas

Antagonism between Rakhine's Buddhist community and Rohingya Muslims led to communal violence in 2012, forcing at least 140,000 Rohingya from their homes into squalid camps for internally displace...

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Mauritian PM rubbishes commission of inquiry set up by President Gurib-Fakim

Mauritian PM rubbishes commission of inquiry set up by President Gurib-Fakim

The president has refused to resign and vowed to defend herself before any tribunal that might be set up to investigate the scandal, despite a cabinet decision asking her to resign or be impeached. Ac...

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Small Plane Crashes Outside Philippine Capital, 10 Dead

Small Plane Crashes Outside Philippine Capital, 10 Dead

At least seven people were killed when a small plane crashed into house while trying to take off just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said. All the aircraft o...

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Ruck of the Irish may be too much for England

Ruck of the Irish may be too much for England

Their places were taken by Sam Simmonds in at No 8 and James Haskell , selected at openside, with Chris Robshaw moving across to blindside flanker. Jones also reshaped the back-row after tournament...

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Engineer Left Voicemail About Cracking on Florida Bridge Days Before It Collapsed

Engineer Left Voicemail About Cracking on Florida Bridge Days Before It Collapsed

Five days later, the bridge collapsed onto the busy six-lane highway, crushing cars and killing at least six people in a tragedy now under federal investigation. The Miami-based company, which als...

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Johnson Claims it Was Likely Putin's Decision to Direct Alleged Skripal Attack

Johnson Claims it Was Likely Putin's Decision to Direct Alleged Skripal Attack

Writing in The Guardian , he said "a connection to Russian mafia-like groups that have been allowed to gain a toehold in Britain can not be excluded". Top diplomats from the European Union are expect...

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Russian Federation spy poisoning: 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled from Moscow

Russian Federation spy poisoning: 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled from Moscow

Britain's Foreign Office said Saturday that "Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter - the attempted assassination of two people on British soil, for which there is no alternative c...

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North Korean minister's Sweden visit fuels Trump-Kim speculation

North Korean minister's Sweden visit fuels Trump-Kim speculation

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho is in Stockholm for two days of talks with Wallstrom. "We are hoping that if we can use our role and also our contacts there, we will put it to the best us...

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Famous 'snake whisperer' dies after fatal cobra bite

Famous 'snake whisperer' dies after fatal cobra bite

Firefighters in Malaysia are often called by people who discover unwelcome reptiles in their homes or in public places. Tragically, one of the country's most famous snake-catching firemen died ear...

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"Have to have see-through", says Trump of border wall

Around 11 a.m., many more protesters from both sides began to arrive. Trump was greeted at LAX by Shawn Steel , a member of the Republican National Committee, his wife, Orange County Supervisor Mic...

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London deliberately used codename Novichok to evoke associations with Russian Federation - diplomat

London deliberately used codename Novichok to evoke associations with Russian Federation - diplomat

CGTN's Aljosa Milenkovic reports from Moscow . Konstantin Kosachev, the had of the foreign affairs committe in the upper house of the Russian parliament told The Associated Press, "This is not our ch...

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Auburn excited about 'huge' NCAA Tournament win, sets sights on Sweet 16

Auburn excited about 'huge' NCAA Tournament win, sets sights on Sweet 16

With about six seconds left in College of Charleston's 62-58 loss to Auburn on Friday, Cougars guard Grant Riller pulled up from 3-point range in an attempt to tie the game, but the shot fell well s...

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Egypt: citizens overseas to vote Friday in presidential el

Egypt: citizens overseas to vote Friday in presidential el

The Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs has launched an operation room to follow up on the 2018 presidential election overseas. It is significant that the Egyptian Elections Com...

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Scotland Yard Launches Murder Investigation Into Russian Exile's Death

Scotland Yard Launches Murder Investigation Into Russian Exile's Death

Glushkov was found dead at his south London home on Monday. Because of the attack on Skripal, the Met police's counterterrorism command took charge of the Glushkov inquiry. Berezovsky was found de...

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Actress Shriya Saran weds Russian boyfriend in Mumbai

Actress Shriya Saran weds Russian boyfriend in Mumbai

Shriya Saran entered filmdom through Telugu movie Ishtham in 2001 and then went on to star in several south Indian films, which included, Sivaji, Chandra, Kanthaswamy, among others. The marriage of ...

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Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit

Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit

Those are rather heavy topics. A Swedish government statement on this week's meeting did not provide a detailed agenda. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Stockholm on Thurs...

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Britain's top diplomat accuses Putin of being behind Russian spy poisoning

Britain's top diplomat accuses Putin of being behind Russian spy poisoning

Britain says they were poisoned with a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military. Britain has blamed Russia for the poisoning and announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. He was still...

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Turkish forces have surrounded Afrin city in Syria operation, says state media

Turkish forces have surrounded Afrin city in Syria operation, says state media

In a brief statement, the Turkish military said that the new siege on Afrin had begun on Monday, adding that it had taken control of "critical areas" of the town without giving further details. Syri...

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