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South Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

The B-1B's flight here also follows controversial remarks by Moon Chung-in, a special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on unification, security and foreign affairs, that Seoul may decrease the deployment of USA strategic assets here and the number of the allies' combined military drills if the North freezes its nuclear and missile development. Read More »

Ossoff or Handel? Polls Close in Georgia's Record-Setting Special House Election

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Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in USA history. She said she'd have voted for the House Republican health-care bill, though she sometimes misrepresented its provisions in debates with Ossoff. A spate of retirements from nervous incumbents who lack the stomach for a bitter re-election battle could be avoidable: A Handel victory could show anxious party members - ... Read More »

Macron's party leads in French parliamentary elections

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It would likely bring sweeping changes to France's political landscape. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Macron over the "great success" of his party after projections showed his win. Others said they had not voted as they were exhausted out by the drawn-out electoral cycle, with party primaries that started previous year before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative contests. Read More »

UK Conservatives Say Talks on Support Deal Continuing With DUP

In a clear reference to the Brexit talks, the same source asked if Theresa May could not negotiate a deal with the DUP "what does that mean for bigger negotiations she is involved in?" Among the many experts who criticised the proposed deal was former prime minister John Major, who was quoted by the BBC as saying he understands why the Tories want to shore up the parliamentary position, but "a fundamental part of the peace process in Northern Ireland is that the United Kingdom ... Read More »

Man stabbed in large Stamford Hill party brawl

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Scenes from riots or something in Stamford Hill right now. "There was so many riot police there trying to push the crowd of youngsters back". Riot police urged the youths to leave the neighborhood before cordoning off the area. Police said they responded to reports of a large group said to have been armed with knives, bats and machetes in the Stamford Hill area of Hackney. Read More »

US President Donald Trump says China has failed over North Korea

For months, President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and top aides have staked any progress dealing with North Korea's burgeoning nuclear program on China's involvement. NEW ORLEANS - Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, hovering south of Louisiana as it churned tides and spun bands of heavy, potentially flooding rain onto the central and eastern Gulf Coast. Read More »

2 people in Alaska killed in 2 separate bear attacks

Hechtel said he can't say why the most recent black bear attacks occurred, given so much remains unknown. Hechtel said he's found that the close-up range of bear spray can encourage people to stand their ground during a bear attack instead of panicking. Read More »

GOP shooter wrote dozens of ranting letters to local paper

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a floor speech Wednesday afternoon that he learned that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his progressive campaign for president, which focused on economic equality and almost toppled Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations and threatened to derail the Democratic Convention last summer. Read More »

Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

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Ronaldo's agency, Gestifute, released a statement after the accusations, saying "it is clear that the player did not try to evade taxes" and there was "no offshore structure for evading taxes". Cristiano Ronaldo is too important of an asset for Real Madrid to let him leave without proper fight. The Portuguese player is rumoured to have sought a move away from Real Madrid after the case was made by the Spanish Tax Authorities. Read More »

Palestinians reject ISIL claim of Jerusalem attacks

Photographs and video footage from the aftermath of the attack showed the body of an alleged assailant as well as a knife and submachine gun. Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of the policewoman, saying the assailants came from their ranks. Read More »

International Yoga Day 2017

Modi, dressed in white, instructed the children at the outdoor yoga session at Rama Bai Ambedkar Ground. Notably, three years ago, PM Modi had persuaded the United Nations to declare June 21 as the International Yoga Day. Modi explained the importance of Yoga in our life by using the analogy of salt. It is cheap and is used in very small quantity but none can deny its significance. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House election

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Several were relieved the race was almost over after weeks of calls and visits from campaign volunteers and millions of dollars in advertising. Protestations aside, Handel often embraced the national tenor of the race, joining a GOP chorus that lambasted Ossoff as a "dangerous liberal" who was "hand-picked" by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Read More »

Farmers perform 'shavasana' in UP to protest govt policies

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Madhya Pradesh's Congress president Arun Yadav told news agency ANI they performed the shavaasna to draw government's attention towards the "miserable" condition of the farmers. "Farmers are committing suicide, but the state government is least concerned about them", he said. Aam Kisan Union leader Kedar Sirohi, however, said that their protest was not linked with the Congress protest. Read More »

Ossoff, Handel Neck-And-Neck As Early Voting Results Roll In

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For Ossoff supporter David Ware, the decision is based on his belief that health care should be affordable. AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. Read More »

Indefinite bandh continues in Darjeeling hills

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The government said some 35 security personnel were injured, of them 17 were admitted to different hospitals after the GJM supporters attacked them. Forthcoming elections to the Hill Council and involvement of militants from the northeast have been listed by the West Bengal government among the reasons responsible for the recent violence and indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling . Read More »

Centre accords Z+ NSG security cover to Ram Nath Kovind

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Rumours are abound that Congress is looking at Mahatma Gandhi 's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their candidate for President of India . The BJP is on track to get the numbers it needs to get its Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind elected, rendering the Opposition's hunt to find a rival candidate largely moot. Read More »

Od-prez naveen Cong raises question on BJD's equal distance policy

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The Janata Dal (United)'s core committee will meet on Wednesday to take a call on the matter, two days after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcomed Mr. "Besides, supporting or opposing someone for the post of the President of India on caste considerations is highly deplorable and unfortunate", he said. Read More »

Defence Forces members at hotel during terror attack in Mali

Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane regional counter-terrorist force were surrounding the site, a resort boasting accommodation in hut-style rooms, as well as restaurants and swimming pools. Malian armed forces have moved into the area and Mali's security ministry spokesman, Baba Cisse, said the situation is now "under control". He told Al Jazeera that the attack seemed to be "well-organised". Read More »

Confident that Sasikala will back Kovind for President: Swamy

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When asked whether he discussed about AIADMK giving its support to the Bharatiya Janata Party over Kovind, Dinakaran said "AIADMK Gen Secretary Sasikala will decide on it". Deputy general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Amma) T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Tuesday said there was "no basis" in the reports of him developing a soft corner for former Chief Minister O. Read More »