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Merkel Warns Netanyahu of War If Iran Deal Fails

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Trump set a May 12 deadline - the next date by which he has to waive sanctions against Iran or leave the deal - for the U.S. and its European allies to agree on changes to address what he sees as its flaws. But there is no chance that Europe - let alone Russia, China, or for that matter Iran - will agree to the far more fundamental changes the administration is demanding. Read More »

Peru president tenders resignation to Congress: government sources

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Local media say Vice President Martin Vizcarra is expected to take over as president, according to a constitutional provision. "The best for the country is that I resign as president of the republic, because I don't know want to be an obstacle for the nation's search for a path to unity and harmony", Kuczynski said in a pre-recorded speech that was televised after he departed the presidential palace in a vehicle. Read More »

A Holocaust denier has received a Republican nomination in Trump's America

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While his controversial views have alienated him from many voters in the past, Jones was able clinch his party's nomination because he was running unopposed. Jones came in fourth in the primary and moved to IL the following year. "This stuff about being a Nazi, that's in the past." Jones, an outspoken Holocaust denier, railed against what he called the "Jew-party system" and called the Holocaust "poppycock" in an interview on CNN in February. Read More »

U.S. prioritizing election security over other critical sectors: DHS chief

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The committee on Tuesday released draft recommendations to bolster election security. "The reality is: Given our Electoral College and our current politics, national elections are decided in this country in a few precincts, in a few key swing states", former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who served under President Obama during the 2016 presidential election cycle, told members of the Senate intelligence committee. Read More »

Charlotte Pence is "All For" John Oliver's Marlon Bundo Book

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Oliver changed the book's title and created a scenario in which Pence, portrayed as a stink bug, tries to stop two gay rabbits from getting married. "I have no beef with his bunny", Oliver told Seth Meyers Tuesday night, "The beef comes in regarding Michael Pence, who has a history of. let's say homophobic views". Read More »

MS agriculture official named to Senate

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Bryant made the announcement in Hyde-Smith's hometown of Brookhaven. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman to represent MS in Congress once Cochran resigns April 1. Marvin King, a political scientist at the University of MS, said Hyde-Smith is "a safe pick that won't rankle". He said Wicker, like Cochran, was part of the Republican establishment. Read More »

FIFA urges Russia to hasten work on delayed World Cup arena

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Johnson, 53, said the June tournament would be like the Nazi leader's 1936 Games. "Where people have obtained wealth by corruption and where we can see a link with the Kremlin, with Vladimir Putin, it may be possible to have unexplained wealth orders and other sanctions on those individuals", Johnson said.Johnson said the government was considering something similar to the US "Magnitsky Act" which was adopted in 2012 to punish Russian officials accused of human rights violations. Read More »

Did Congress, BJP and JD(U) Hired Services of Cambridge Analytica?

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Claiming that Cambridge Analytica and another Indian firm Ovelina Business Intelligence (OBI), run by the son of a prominent NDA leader from Bihar, complimented each other's businesses, Surjewala said their achievements include managing four successful election campaigns for the ruling BJP . Read More »

Trump asks Saudi prince to share kingdom's wealth through arms deal

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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". He hailed the military sales as a boost to American jobs. "We really have a great friendship, a great relationship". "Your father made a very wise decision", Trump said. The poster's list of finalized sales fell far short of the $110 billion figure that Trump cited during his visit to Riyadh last May, and some were initiated and approved during the Obama ... Read More »

Kyrie Irving getting second opinion on injured knee

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According to 98.5 The Sports Hub's Tony Massarotti , the Celtics point guard has a hard choice to make, as he can either play through the pain barrier or opt to have another surgery on his knee to remove the screws. With other absentees in the likes of Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis and Marcus Smart, Stevens admitted the Celtics were fortunate with their early regular season form that has seen them hold a firm grip on second place in the Eastern Conference, behind the Toronto ... Read More »

Loch Ness monster-like creature washes up on beach

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That's what some people are saying after a man found a unusual sea creature on the beach of Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles, Georgia. Scientists haven't been able to figure out exactly what it is, but one expert from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reportedly said there's a possibility it's a partially decomposing basking shark. Read More »

Politicians throw tear gas in Kosovo's parliament

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Vetevendosje MPs have repeatedly released tear gas as a protest in parliament in the past. Kosovo Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli said he was hopeful the European Union would follow through and let Kosovars enjoy visa-free, as citizens of other Balkan region countries already do. Read More »

South Korea's Moon says three-way summit with North Korea, US possible

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Kim also offered to meet personally with President Donald Trump to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons on unspecified terms, and Trump quickly agreed. The South Korean and USA militaries usually stage the two drills in March for about two months but the period of this year's field exercise was cut by half, mainly due to the Olympics, said the South Korean official, who asked not to be identified. Read More »

Hamas, Palestinian factions condemn Abbas measures against Gaza

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Administration officials have declined to engage. "Son of a dog" is a mild pejorative in Arabic, according to The Jerusalem Post . Anti-Semitism or political discourse? "Not for me to judge, I will leave that up to you". All countries now have their embassies in Tel Aviv and view the future status of Jerusalem as a matter to be negotiated between the parties. Six of his security guards were lightly hurt. Read More »

President Trump required White House staff to sign nondisclosure agreements

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Therefore it is simultaneously galling and non-at-all surprising that Trump may have pressured senior White House staffers into signing NDAs, though they are members of the federal government, not his personal employees. The pacts are "meant to survive" Trump's four, or eight years in office, said the same person. Back in 2016, during an interview with Robert Costa and Bob Woodward, Trump expressed his fondness towards nondisclosure agreements for employees. Read More »

Billionaire James Packer resigns from Crown Resorts for 'personal reasons'

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He had only rejoined Crown's board a year ago after the company exited its Macau and United States investments, and switched its focus back to Australia. In an interview with The Australian newspaper in October, 2017, the scion of media tycoon Kerry Packer acknowledged that he had always been shy and never liked the enormous amount of publicity he attracted. Read More »

Trump Bans US Citizens, Residents from Venezuela's Crypto 'Petro'

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Not least in the front row of Nicolas Maduro's speech heralding the initial sale of the cryptocurrency, where Time says you would have found Russian advisers, Denis Druzhkov and Fyodor Bogorodsky - both of whom "have ties to major Russian banks and billionaires close to the Kremlin". Read More »

Korean Cultural Performance to Visit Pyongyang Thursday

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The concert dates are tentatively set for April first and third. After North Korea sent a musical delegation to the Winter Olympics , Seoul will respond in kind with a show of its own . Seoul has proposed talks with North Korea next week to discuss details of the upcoming summit talks between their leaders. The decision was reached when senior Seoul officials visited Pyongyang. Read More »

IL governor narrowly survives tight primary

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He will face Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker, an investor and heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune. Rauner had already put more than $50 million into his reelection bid, and the retired venture capitalist has plenty more at his disposal. Read More »

Congress leader Raj Babbar quits as Uttar Pradesh party chief

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Brahmins comprise 12-13 per cent of the electorate in UP, and the Congress has been straining to win them back for some years. He was assigned the role of UP Party President during the assembly election in 2017. In Gorakhpur, the Congress candidate secured only 17,000 votes a voteshare of only 2 percent. "Whatever I have to say, I said it to my party president", he said, adding that there was no pressure on him to quit over party's performance in recent UP bypolls. Read More »

Early morning armed robbery in Ocean Springs

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The robbers then fled. During the preliminary interrogation, the suspects allegedly confessed to police that they had committed at least 12 robberies at gunpoint in Lahore, Kasur and Okara districts. Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an armed robbery in Clyde over the weekend, Victoria Police say. Police have since recovered the firearm. Read More »

25 killed in Kabul bombing

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The MoI has confirmed 26 killed however Kabul's acting police chief Dawood Amin said 23 people were killed and 25 were wounded. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, says the IS-run Aamaq news agency carried the claim for Wednesday's attack. Read More »