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Xi Jinping Congratulates Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

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Next to him was the empty seat once occupied by Fidel, who died in 2016. Xi sent a separated message to the general secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz, in which he also committed to keeping close communication with him to take bilateral ties to a higher level. Read More »

Prince Death Investigation Closed With No Criminal Charges Filed

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A Minnesota doctor who allegedly knew painkillers he prescribed for Princes drummer would be used by the musician has agreed to a civil settlement with federal prosecutors to resolve possible controlled substance violations found during the investigation into Princes 2016 overdose death. Read More »

Trump ends plans of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

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President Donald Trump agreed to create a new framework to discuss trade issues between Japan and the United States during their second-day talks in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. Trump himself had tasked his chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow and the U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer to find a way back into the pact. "Look how bad WTO is to United States". Read More »

Area students to take part in national walkouts 19 years after Columbine

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Students were respectful and orderly throughout the 17 minutes, and remained focused on their intended goal of paying tribute to the loss of life in Florida. In this March 14 , 2018, file photograph, 15-year-old Leah Zundel waves a placard during a student walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Read More »

United Nations to launch new Yemen peace roadmap within two months

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Griffiths said he will introduce "a framework for discussions" in just two months. Recent deployments of drones and ballistic missiles by the Houthi movement in Yemen in strikes against a Saudi tanker, both inside global waters and Saudi territory itself, reveal an enduring ability on the part of the Houthis to strike far beyond the limits of their own territory. Read More »

San Diego Fares Poorly in Lung Association's Annual Ranking of Ozone Pollution

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The report also took into account those exposed to the burning of solid fuels in their homes , typically used for cooking or heating their home, resulting in indoor air pollution. Ozone, also known as smog , is the most prevalent air pollutant. No unhealthy ozone days were recorded in Montana from 2014 through 2016. Yet Siler said many Utahns fail to take steps to reduce their emissions - such as turning off the auto while waiting to pick up their kids. Read More »

National First Ladies' Library exhibit in Canton honors Barbara Bush

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Bush told audience members he hoped they didn't feel sorry for him. "I am at peace with what took place and the reason why is my mother was at peace". Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, had been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. Read More »

James Comey: 'Even in Private' Trump Won't Criticize Putin

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To Comey , Trump is everything a president shouldn't be. And he's not mincing words. The Republican National Committee has already questioned the former director's credibility by launching a website titled "Lyin' Comey". "I'm leading the investigation of Russian influence". Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page. Late on Sunday, Comey launched a publicity tour for his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership , with an ABC television interview ... Read More »

Yes, Sean Hannity was a legal client of Michael Cohen's

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Client No. 2 is Elliott Broidy . Given the notoriety of the case, Ryan had argued to the court, "no one would want to be known " as a client of Cohen's. Ross said. Hannity sought to downplay that revelation Monday night on his Fox News show. Hannity also made this curious statement last night: "My discussions with Michael Cohen never rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone that I was asking him questions". Read More »

Putin Warns of Global 'Chaos' if Syria Is Hit Again

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Speaking to the BBC , Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Western powers had no plans for further missile strikes, though they would assess their options if Damascus used chemical weapons again. KING: Now, the Russian military says it shot down numerous missiles. May faced down her domestic critics as France's premier defended the "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons. Read More »

Minnesota School Knife Attack by Boy, 8, Injures 3 Others

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Officers took the suspect student into custody and interviewed him, police say. The Minnesota elementary school student used a similar knife to attack his classmates. Mental health professionals are available on site at Pleasantview Elementary. According to WCCO, children under the age of 10 can not be criminally charged. Read More »

Former First Lady Barbara Bush's Health Is Failing

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Over the years in ME, it became a familiar sight: Barbara Bush visiting hospitals in ME, often reading to children. I have the fondest memories of reading to my children when they were young - the smallest on my lap, a couple of others nestled on my knee... Read More »

Starbucks apologizes for arrests of black men in Philadelphia store

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After two men were arrested at a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks for allegedly refusing to leave after they did not purchase anything, outrage has broken out, prompting a boycott of the coffeehouse. Johnson posted a lengthy statement Saturday night, calling the situation "disheartening" and that it led to a "reprehensible" outcome. "Creating an environment that is both safe and welcoming for everyone is paramount for every store", Johnson said. Read More »

Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang

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Footage broadcast on Chinese state television on Sunday evening showed Kim greeting Mr Song with a warm hug and the pair later dining in a large hall adorned with a giant picture of Kim and Mr Xi together last month. Beijing is North Korea's sole major ally, an alliance dating back to the 1950-1953 Korean War, but relations deteriorated after China supported United Nations sanctions to punish Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

Iran condemns overnight missile attacks on Syria

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Emphasising that the strikes are directed at the Syrian regime, Mattis said in conducting these strikes, the USA has gone to great lengths to avoid civilian and foreign casualties. May authorized the strikes without a vote from Parliament, which has been in recess. A fact-finding team of inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog was in Damascus and had been expected to head to the town of Douma on Saturday, scene of the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 ... Read More »

Afghan District Governor Among Those Killed In Taliban Attack

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Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said. The Taliban on Thursday afternoon had stormed a government chemical in a middle province, tripping an hours-long gunbattle that murdered 1-5, comprising three top rated officials. Read More »

House resolution would condemn Bevin's comments

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said today that he guarantees a child was sexually assaulted due to absent teachers in over 30 school districts while they rallied at the state Capitol in Frankfort. The Senate later voted 26 to 12 to override the funding veto. He acknowledged Bevin's promise to call a special session to enact a better budget if lawmakers sustained his vetoes but then reminded colleagues Bevin promised to call a special session on pension reform. Read More »

Thousands gather for funeral of Winnie Mandela

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Thousands of mourners crowded into a stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg , where the campaigner was given a high-level send-off before her burial in Johannesburg . "Let us honour her memory by pledging here that we will dedicate all our resources, all our efforts, all our energy to the empowerment of the poor and vulnerable". Read More »

Turkey welcomes US-led joint airstrikes on Syria

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Turkey has welcomed a joint strike by the U.S., U.K., and France against the Assad regime in the wake of a suspected chemical attack, which killed dozens outside of Damascus in Syria. Bozdag stated that Turkey was informed about launch of the military operation in Syria, Turkish media reported on April 14. "Base Incirlik was not involved in the strike". Read More »

Britain official: Russian Federation spied on Yulia Skripal's emails for 5 years

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In it, Sedwill alleged Russia's GRU military intelligence service had its cyber experts break into Yulia's email in 2013. In his letter, Sedwill outlines how the Soviet Union "developed a new class of "fourth generation" nerve agents, known as Novichoks" during the 1980s and Russian Federation was probably the only former Soviet republic to pursue "an offensive chemical weapons programme after independence". Read More »

Fierce Clashes Continue At Gaza-Israel Border Fence

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Al-Quds Brigades identified the four fighters killed as Ayid al-Hamaydeh, 23, Amjad Alcatrous, 18, Hisham Abd al-Aal, 22, and Hashem Osman, 18. GAZA CITY , Gaza Strip Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. Read More »