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China plans to hit U.S. with tariffs following Trump trade sanctions

Beijing unveiled a list of products that could face duties of up to 25 percent, from fresh fruit to pork and wine, although it stopped short of pulling the trigger, as it indicated its readiness to negotiate an agreement. "Administrations before us and this administration has tried very, very hard to work with the Chinese", Navarro said. "It doesn't make sense to impose tariffs on US brand products that are made for American companies to make profits", said a senior official in Sichuan ... Read More »

The key players in the Stormy Daniels scandal

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Trump's camp is threatening a $20 million lawsuit for breach of that contract, something that Daniels and lawyer Michael Avenatti believe is nothing more than a bullying tactic. Daniels' legal name is Stephanie Clifford . "The fact that a sitting president is pursuing over $20M in bogus "damages" against a private citizen, who is only trying to tell the public what really happened, is remarkable". Read More »

Akhilesh Meets MLAs Ahead Of RS Polls In UP

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Let me make it clear that we will continue to rally with the SP", Mayawati asserted. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked the BJP claiming it would not have fielded nine candidates in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls from UP if it "cared for democratic values" as he held a meeting of Samajwadi Party MLAs in Lucknow . Read More »

PA school district gives students rocks to throw in case of shooter

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The rocks will be a last resort, according to Helsel. He said his schools all undergo routine drills for active shooter situations, but if a teacher decides to lockdown a classroom, the rocks will be available if a shooter gets inside. He says throwing rocks is more effective than just crawling under desks and waiting, and it gives students and teachers a chance to defend themselves. Read More »

Earth Hour marked by Ottawa electrical company

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A performance by acappella group Just Vocal Band will be held in the main lobby of The Westin Taipei to attract guests to congregate in the area, ensuring the lights are off in their rooms. The battle against climate change is getting tougher by the day, and we should all do what we can to limit our carbon footprint, as hard as that can be. Read More »

Trump threatens to veto, then signs budget deal

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There is more to the story, though: Trump demanded changes to legal immigration in addition to wall funding in exchange for a DACA fix. Trump's reluctant announcement came hours after he confused both Republicans and Democrats by tweeting that he was "considering a VETO" on the massive spending bill because he claimed Democrats had "abandoned" the immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Short finned pilot whale euthanised after re-stranding near Augusta

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About 150 whales were spotted on the beach by a fisherman at 6.00am on Friday after washing up about one kilometre north of the boat ramp at the beach, 10 kilometres north of Augusta. "I think it's absolutely incredible, I've never seen something like this: so many whales together on a beach", said tourist Barrie Brickle. The whales were freed by authorities at Hamelin Bay, south of Perth, with the help of vets and more than 100 volunteers, reports the Guardian. Read More »

Donald Trump Threatens To Shut Down US Government Over Twitter

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He also said, "There are a lot of things that we shouldn't have had in this bill". Negotiators rejected Trump's plans to hire hundreds of new Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents, congressional aides said. "The approximate cause of these two shutdowns we've seen: the parties could not agree on what is the mix of spending going to be in the budget bill", University of Memphis Political Science Professor Michael Sances said. Read More »

Rajya Sabha voting begins

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The battle of Karnataka was, however, won by Congress with 3 seats whereas BJP had to be satisfied with only one. Earlier in the day, UP minister O.P. The by-election was held to fill the vacancies arising out of the retirement of incumbent members Basawaraj Patil, Rahman Khan and R. Ramakrishna of the Congress and Rajeev Chandrasekhar . Read More »

Ex-Playmate apologizes to Melania for alleged affair with Trump

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KM: He did. And I said , I just had this look, I just, I don't even know how to describe the look on my face. The source added that Melania isn't convinced that McDougal's account of her affair with Donald is true. "But I looked at him and I said, 'That's not me". Throughout their relationship, Trump arranged their trysts, asking her to meet him all over the country in private and in public, she said. Read More »

Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

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Since Feb 18, a Russian-backed air and ground assault by Syrian troops has brought most of the area under government control, and Damascus is using evacuation deals to clear the last three pockets. In his annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Zeid Raad al-Hussein said the government's actions in the area were "legally and morally unsustainable", while warning the next nightmare for Syrian civilians would inevitably arrive soon. Read More »

Police arrest suspect wanted in beating of autistic man in Mississauga

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Police said the two students, who attend Southwest Middle School, were walking to school near Turner Square Plaza when Benjamin allegedly exposed himself. Police spoke with Parker, who told police she spanked the girl with a belt, the affidavit states. Craig Everett Carrol, 20, was arrested shortly after midnight Friday on suspicion of felony harassment (domestic violence) and third-degree malicious mischief under $50. Read More »

Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker

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The White House fumed Wednesday about an embarrassing leak regarding Donald Trump's shock decision to congratulate Russia's Vladimir Putin on his re-election, as lawmakers blasted him for feting the strongman's landslide win. "If he's doing business with you or working with you in some way, he's going to congratulate you". "I think this is a purely pragmatic approach". "Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing", Trump said, adding that Russian ... Read More »

USA deeply concerned over Turkish military operations in Syria's Afrin

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation further east of Syria's northwestern region, prompting fears of confrontation with US-led forces stationed in the area. She pointed to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but also blamed Russian Federation for "just watching" the events unfold. "It is a piece of real estate that anchors Turkey's presence for many years to come", said Nicholas Heras at the Center for a New American Security. Read More »

US Accuses Iranian Tech Firm And Its Employees For Coordinated Cyber Attacks

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Treasury officials announced economic sanctions on Mabna and 10 individuals for the same offenses. But federal investigators say the charges are meant to send a message to the suspected hackers. A spokesperson for U of I told the I-Team that as far as she knows, Illinois' flagship university was not among those hacked . With those credentials, the Iranians were able to download about 31.5 terabytes of information, including doctoral dissertations and other studies. Read More »

MS agriculture official named to Senate

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The announcement of the historic appointment will take place Wednesday afternoon at a train depot in Hyde-Smith's Brookhaven, Mississippi , hometown, Politico reported . The governor of MS is appointing state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed fellow Republican Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. That group includes Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith, who was appointed earlier this year to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Read More »

COLOMBIA: US To Provide USD 2.5 Million In Aid For Venezuelan Immigrants

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Diosdado Cabello, the vice president of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela , reportedly said that Trump was "wrong" to have taken this step and threaten additional sanctions against the Latin American nation. Sources told Time that the aim of the petro was to erode the power of USA sanctions. 21 de marzo de 2018, 17:42Caracas, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for University Education, Science and Technology, Hugbel Roa, announced today the beginning of the first public ... Read More »

'Black Panther' is the most tweeted about movie ever

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While the Ryan Coogler-directed reel surpassed the billion dollar mark since its February 16 release, the star-studded flick plans to shatter another milestone within its own Marvel Cinematic Universe. When Grammy winning rapper Kendrick Lamar tweeted that he would be part of the soundtrack for the superhero blockbuster. Black Panther is now playing in theaters! Marvel has released its latest trailer for the highly-anticipated release of Avengers: Infinity War next month. Read More »

Trump meets Saudi Crown Prince MBS, sells weapons

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Asked whether he was prepared to pull the United States out of the deal, Trump said "we're going to see what happens". After his visit to Washington, Mohammed will embark on a nationwide tour, visiting New York, Boston, oil hub Houston, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Read More »

Trump Calls Putin to Congratulate Russian President on Election Win

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The Kremlin said Trump and Putin discussed the importance of working together on global terrorism, limiting nuclear arms and economic cooperation. John McCain , a noted Russian Federation hawk, who said "an American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections". Read More »

Teen remains in critical condition as authorities investigate Md. school shooting

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In July 2016, Gaskill was responding to a complaint at a Great Mills home when a man - identified as Pekka Robert Heinonen, 59 - pointed a gun at him, according to Maryland newspaper The Enterprise . Students from Great Mills High School were evacuated to nearby Leonardtown High School following the shooting. As we again experience yet another tragic school shooting in America, this time in our own backyard at Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, Md., we can take heart knowing that ... Read More »

Photos of rescued Dapchi schoolgirls emerge

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Only 107 of the Chibok girls have been rescued or returned amid ongoing government negotiation with Boko Haram . Several of the girls said some of their friends had died in captivity and one was still being held. According to the Federal Government, the number of Dapchi schoolgirls released is 101, following the documentation of more of the freed girls by security agencies. Read More »

European Union must consider Iran's missiles, regional role: France's Le Drian

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Trump's tone in this year's Nowruz message was a stark contrast from last year's, when he called the Iranian-American community "one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country's contemporary history". In January, the president informed his European counterparts that unless the flaws in the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers are fixed, he will not extend the existing waivers for sanctions relief that expire May 12. Read More »

Indians kidnapped in Mosul are dead: Sushma Swaraj

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The brother of a victim from Bihar said he had met Sushma as many as eight times and every time he was told all the 39 hostages were alive. "The government may tarnish his image now by saying he was an agent and had sought help from a Bangladeshi to flee but he was proved right", said Robin Nahar, cousin of Harjit Masih. Read More »

Trump tells Saudi prince he will work on arms deal

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The vote, which was being forced to the floor by a bipartisan group of senators including liberal Bernie Sanders, could cause diplomatic embarrassment on the day President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who is launching a three-week USA tour. Read More »