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Korean FM embarks on ASEAN trip to Manila

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The 27 nations deploying their foreign ministers for three days of talks in Manila starting Saturday include the main protagonists led by the U.S., Russia, China , Japan and the two Koreas. As chair, our role is to accurately reflect the discussions that will happen around the table. The South China Sea issue also has strained the Philippines' relations with China after Beijing claimed nearly all parts of the minerals-rich region. Read More »

Cabinet of Pakistan PM sworn in, Khawaja Asif becomes FM

President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath of office to the new ministers at the ceremony, which will be attended by leaders from the ruling party, diplomats, bureaucrats and senior military officials. Darshan Lal has been appointed as minister of state for inter-provincial coordination. However, the powerful former interior minister Nisar Ali Khan has been excluded from the new Cabinet as he refused to join due to differences with the party leadership. Read More »

Kevin Anderson upsets Thiem at ATP event

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After the match, Bhambri spoke to the PTI and said, "I had a good tournament but disappointed with the result today". In the biggest upset of the tournament, Yuki Bhambri of India, a qualifier who came in with a career ATP record of 17-16, beat 22nd-ranked Gael Monfils of France, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. Read More »

"Trump wants to " plug the leaks at the White House

Many are appalled by the extent to which leaks in the White House have grown and are concerned about its effect on U.S worldwide relations and ability to make foreign policy. "But we must draw the line somewhere", Price was quoted as saying. "I have not been happy with the past prosecutions and investigations of criminal leaks", Sessions said. Read More »

Russian Federation determined to defend its interests from U.S. sanctions

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Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency with no public event. "The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way". The law also imposes new financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Peskov said that the danger facing the countries "may lie in a lack of mutual collaboration and cooperation over the topics that are vitally important for both our countries and their ... Read More »

Senate HELP Committee will hold bipartisan health care reform hearings

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Trump drew thousands to a rally in Huntington Thursday night , celebrating the decision Thursday by West Virginia's Democratic governor, Jim Justice, to change party affiliation and become a Republican. Other lawmakers are talking about returning to regular order and seeking bipartisan fixes to stabilize the individual marketplace. Bobby Scott (D - VA), and John Yarmuth (D - KY) - called on Republicans to set aside efforts to repeal the ACA and instead to focus on expanding access to ... Read More »

Oxford college treasurer and U.S. academic arrested in connection with Chicago murder

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Professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford employee Andrew Warren are in custody in Oakland, Calif., Chicago police said. The two were expected to appear in court and eventually be returned to Chicago . Northwestern officials were notified about the murder investigation on Monday and placed Lathem on administrative leave and banned him from entering the school's campuses. Read More »

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

Now that the ruling Republicans in Washington , D.C. have tried and failed to repeal the health insurance reforms of the previous Democratic administration, Canadians are left to wonder what to expect next from a rudderless republic. That procedural vote passed on a 50-50 tie, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. They also made it clear they would not support anything that added to the deficit. Read More »

Trump endorses merit-based system that would cut legal immigration by half

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President Trump and Senators Cotton and Perdue said the goal of the bill is to put the needs of the American worker first by creating a smarter and fairer immigration system. After a long wait, President Donald Trump has recently come up with good news especially for Indian students and IT professions. "I don't think that the Irish would be wise to grasp the racist, nativist approach as a good thing for the Irish", said the United States immigration lawyer responsible for tens of ... Read More »

Russian Crimea Project Faces New EU Sanctions

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The EU "didn't recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation", instead it slapped a set of sanctions against Moscow, including a ban of supplying of key equipment for infrastructure projects in Crimea and Sevastopol in important sectors. Read More »

Dunkin' Donuts Is Testing Out a New Name

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Dunkin' Donuts is the dominant coffee chain in Central New York after Tim Hortons abruptly shut down 15 locations in November 2015. Dunkin' (see, that didn't hurt so much) also says that the new name shows they're about more than just donuts-like coffee. Read More »

Three LeT militants killed in Sopore

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There was specific information about the presence of militants following which the area was cordoned off by army, police and CRPF, police officials said. Post encounter, internet services have been snapped in Baramulla . All government and private schools and colleges in Sopore would be closed on Saturday following the encounter, the additional deputy commissioner said. Read More »

Mughalsarai renaming, Rajya Sabha witnesses uproar and adjournment

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They are going to change New Delhi's name too", he said. However, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien dismissed the notice suggesting the matter could be raised during Zero Hour. "You can give Zero Hour notice". The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday had cleared a proposal by the UP government seeking to honour the freedom fighter, according to The Indian Express . Read More »

Blaze sweeps through Dubai skyscraper for 2nd time

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Flames engulfed one of the tallest residential towers in Dubai Friday, the second time in two years that residents had to scramble to safety as chunks of debris fell to the street. "Because of the efforts of all teams on the ground, the residents were evacuated from this building to another one and there were no injuries", Dubai police chief Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri said. Read More »

Typhoon on track to strike Japan this weekend

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As Noru tracks northwestward in the coming days, it will enter an area of high water temperatures and low wind shear which will provide another opportunity for strengthening. Typhoon Noru is expected to make landfall around southern Japan this weekend, bringing an end to "a long and unusual journey the tropical cyclone has already made through the western Pacific Ocean", the Weather Channel reports . Read More »

Hafiz Saeed trying to hide behind ballots

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According to Pakistan media reports, Saeed is likely to rename JuD as Milli Muslim League and launch the new "political party" on Pakistan's Independence Day later this month. This is being seen as a major happening as Pakistan recently elected its new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court over the Panama Papers scandal. Read More »

Bruce Ellington Waived by 49ers After 3 Seasons with Team

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The organization also waived/injured TE Brian Parker . Ellington, whose pending exit was first report by CSN Bay Area , became a longshot to make the 53-man roster after the 49ers' offseason moves at slot receiver. After missing the entire 2016 season with a hamstring tear , the ex-Gamecock will be heading from San Francisco back to the East Coast for the 2017 campaign. Read More »

Yankees Vs. Indians Live Stream: Watch Sonny Gray's Debut With Bombers

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It was a kind gesture, as few hitters become healthier at the plate against Kluber , who has struck out eight or more batters in 12 consecutive starts, an Indians record. Kluber struck out 11 batters, giving up three hits and a walk. The ball "took a amusing hop on me" Headley said, but "instead of just letting it settle, I tried to grab it as it's bouncing". Read More »

Metro Vancouver Air Quality Advisory

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METRO Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist for several days. Stay cool and drink plenty of water. Maintaining good overall health is a good way to prevent health effects resulting from short-term exposure to air pollution. Read More »

The US Russia sanctions bill: What is in it?

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It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea . Trump said that Congress had "included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions ". For instance, Trump would now need Congress' permission to reverse measures imposed by his predecessor Barack Obama. Feaver also said he expects Congress will replace this sanctions bill with one that returns more flexibility to Trump once the administration comes up with a clear and tough Russian Federation policy. Read More »

China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit

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India on Wednesday reiterated that peace and tranquility along Indo-China border is an important prerequisite for smooth development of bilateral relations between the New Delhi and Beijing. Firstly, China has been more assertive over Doklam standoff than they had been in recent times. Ma's remarks Friday is a departure from the heated rhetoric of the Chinese over seven weeks of the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the trijunction with Bhutan. Read More »

Conrad Roy III's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michelle Carter

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Carter was convicted in June of manslaughter, with a Taunton juvenile court judge ruling that she was responsible for Roy's suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in July 2014. She will not be allowed to use social media, contact the Roy family or classmates who acted as witnesses, or leave the state of MA. "So it was with a sickening sense of déjà vu that I watched the prosecution attempt the same trick with ( Michelle) Carter ". Read More »