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Street brawl breaks out in DC outside Turkey ambassador's residence

Street brawl breaks out in DC outside Turkey ambassador's residence

President Donald Trump, accompanied byTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, May 16, 2017. ISPAT President Arda Ermut said the president's clarification of the Turkish government's strategies for worldwide investors was very significant. Later, speaking to reporters at the Turkish embassy, Erdogan underlined Turkey's concerns about the YPG, which Ankara regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ... Read More

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ICJ rules stay order in Kulbhushan case

ICJ rules stay order in Kulbhushan case

The 11-judge bench of the ICJ further stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistani military court until further notice and asserted its jursidiction over the case as per the Vienna Convention . By staying Pakistan's execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav , ICJ ruled in India's favour. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu called the verdict a major victory for India. Read More

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Texas lands top prep recruit Mohamed Bamba

With a little bit of coaching, Bamba could push for the No. 1 pick in next year's NBA Draft. Bamba chose Texas over Duke, Kentucky and MI. Bamba will likely sign a financial aid agreement with Texas. But Bamba's arrival adds a 7-foot star to Smart's top-10 recruiting class, and proves - despite last year's struggles - that Smart is still one of the nation's strongest recruiters. Read More

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China pressures South Korea about missile system

China pressures South Korea about missile system

Their 20-minute conversation came as Turnbull wished to congratulate Moon on his recent election as Seoul's new leader. North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and test-fired almost 30 missiles since previous year. South Korea says it needs Thaad to defend itself from North Korea , but China believes its radars threaten regional security. China says the system does little to curb the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, which Pyongyang has been ... Read More

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Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired, Family Calls for Criminal Charges

He told reporters Tuesday that Oliver, a six-year-veteran of the force, "violated several departmental policies " but he couldn't specify which ones because Oliver can appeal his firing. Edwards' parents are calling for the officer to be arrested. The unnamed officer who killed Edwards has been placed on administrative leave. "I would encourage the Balch Springs Police Department to continue to display the transparency and accountability this sensitive situation demands, including ... Read More

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Texas Legislature advances rape kit backlog donation bill

Texas Legislature advances rape kit backlog donation bill

Split along party lines, the Texas Senate on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill that would end straight-party voting, requiring every candidate on state ballots to be chosen individually. The measure would also prohibit local governments from adopting or enforcing local bathroom regulations. That's a reference to the Legislature's contentious "bathroom bill", which is separate legislation regulating transgender Texans' public restroom use. Read More

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SAP Enterprise Solutions land are now on Google Cloud

SAP Enterprise Solutions land are now on Google Cloud

Having its PaaS on top of public cloud infrastructure will bring SAP closer to the cloud experiments - and production deployments - of many of its customers. The company also took steps toward building an ecosystem around Leonardo by announcing new services for partners and developers to build custom applications that run on the Leonardo platform. Read More

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Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

If not for the hundreds of thousands of people from across the political spectrum who spoke up , rose up, and fought for Chelsea's freedom, I firmly believe that she would not be with us today.Well before I met Chelsea, a strong network of activists, lawyers, journalists, nerds, veterans, free speech advocates and LGBTQ folks were rallying around her, drawing public attention to her case and ensuring that the USA government's persecution of this courageous woman did not go unnoticed. Read More

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Comey Wrote in Memo That Trump Asked to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Wrote in Memo That Trump Asked to End Flynn Investigation

Associates of fired FBI Director James Comey believe that the former director's first comments on his termination would likely come in an open session before Congress, ABC News has learned. "I have my subpoena pen ready". It was at that time , Trump asked Comey to "let go" of the investigation into retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Democrats say that they believe Trump and his administration have shown of a pattern of obstructing the investigations looking into possible collusion between ... Read More

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Vancouver Aquarium opposes park board proposal banning captive whales, dolphins

Vancouver Aquarium opposes park board proposal banning captive whales, dolphins

The aquarium has said it plans to phase out its cetacean program by 2029, but meant to bring in more belugas for its Canada Arctic exhibit that is now being developed. These include Helen, a Pacific white-sided dolphin; Daisy, a harbor porpoise; and Chester, a false killer whale. The push to ban cetacean captivity at Vancouver Aquarium was sparked by the tragic November 2016 deaths of two beluga whales, 29-year-old Aurora, and her 21-year-old daughter Qila. Read More

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New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

When asked about health care reform and feminism , Miss USA victor Kara McCullough stunned audiences by claiming healthcare is a privilege, not a right, and adding that men and women have equal opportunity in the workplace. Verg told The AP that she and her parents immigrated from India to the US with only $500 in their pockets when she was 4 years old. "I want to show Americans that the definition of what it means to be American is changing", the 20-year-old said. Read More

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China, Pakistan ink pacts ahead of B&R summit; Xi says ties priority

He said economic development in Balochistan province, where China is building Gwadar port, was getting good results and several projects under CPEC were being completed at a fast pace. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that Chinese initiative of One Belt and One Road would take humankind to a higher level of prosperity, peace and stability through connectivity and close contact. Read More

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Ebola outbreak reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak reported in Democratic Republic of Congo

He was transported by taxi to hospital and was dead on arrival. Three of the cases have been fatal, including the man suspected of being the first victim . Health authorities are hoping that the remoteness of the region where the cases have occurred may help to slow the spread of the virus. Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) personnel on Monday said they are only waiting for the instruction or "go-signal" from the Department of Health (DoH) to resume the distribution, which was stopped in February ... Read More

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Russia, Iran, Turkey Establish Syria De-Escalation Zones for 6 Months: Memorandum

Russia, Iran, Turkey Establish Syria De-Escalation Zones for 6 Months: Memorandum

Political and armed opposition groups have accused Russian Federation of being unwilling or unable to get Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past ceasefires. "The bombardment has not stopped, it is no different from before", he told Reuters . Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The text of the memorandum was published by the Russian foreign ministry on Saturday. Read More

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China, US seal trade deal as ties warm

China, US seal trade deal as ties warm

Nebraska Cattlemen will actively continue to support the US government in accomplishing this goal as soon as possible. China represents 12 percent of the world beef trade and has a growing appetite for beef , he said. "USCA looks forward to working with this Administration to establish US beef access to China during the final rounds of these technical consultations". Read More

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Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives

After 8 years of President Obama, Trump should be able to name about a quarter of the federal bench in his first term. Stras was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2010 by then-Gov. "I think you will continue to see a very robust amount of announcements on not just the judicial front, but on several fronts", he said. Magistrate Judge Terry F. Read More

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Barack Obama's presidential library will feature a recording studio

Barack Obama's presidential library will feature a recording studio

The former President said that the $2 million contribution would help spur the kind of change they are hoping to inspire with the Presidential Center immediately, helping to get Chicago back on the right track. According to the Obama Foundation's plans, the museum is expected to be the tallest among the three buildings and it will hold public spaces, exhibition space, offices and education and meeting rooms. Read More

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I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

I was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation

The investigation has shadowed Trump from the outset of his presidency, though he's denied any ties to Russian Federation or knowledge of campaign coordination with Moscow. McCabe also challenged this claim and said that Comey's dismissal will not impede the investigation . He said working with Comey has been the "greatest privilege and honor" of his professional life. Read More

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Overblown claim on new China trade deal

Overblown claim on new China trade deal

The agreement would also streamline the evaluation of pending USA biotechnology product applications; pave the way for allowing American-owned suppliers of electronic payment services to begin the licensing processes in China and facilitate the entrance of Chinese banks into the US banking market, among other measures. Read More

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N. Korea detains another American over alleged hostile acts

The White House said on Monday the latest reported detentions were "concerning" and the State Department was working with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang to seek their release. This is not the first time North Korea detains Americans. "On May 3, some (expletive) by the name of Cory Gardner, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, perpetrated wicked blasphemy against our supreme dignity during an interview with NBC". Read More

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DPRK displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

DPRK displays submarine-launched ballistic missile at military parade

Two North Korean missiles, reportedly KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on April 15 in Pyongyang , North Korea. One of Kim's top officials warned that North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the United States. Kim Jong-un's right hand man vowed to launch a nuclear strike against America if North Korea is provoked. Read More

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Labour Party manifesto 2017: Jeremy Corbyn's auto RUNS OVER cameraman's foot

Labour Party manifesto 2017: Jeremy Corbyn's auto RUNS OVER cameraman's foot

The Labour leader claimed the policies, including re-nationalising the UK's railways, energy firms and the Royal Mail, would "transform the lives of many people in our society". A spokesman for the Labour Party declined immediate comment. In the draft manifesto, Labour said it would reform corporate governance, rein in "boardroom excess" by setting a 20:1 limit on the ratio between the lowest and highest paid in companies with government contracts and protect small businesses. Read More

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Turks in Germany not allowed to vote on death penalty - Merkel

Turks in Germany not allowed to vote on death penalty - Merkel

Reintroducing the death penalty in Turkey would completely block the country from joining the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said. Erdogan has said he will approve its reinstatement if parliament submits such a proposal or if the measure is backed in a referendum. "We can not allow voting in Germany on an instrument that contradicts our values and our constitution", he said. Read More

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BBC cameraman´s foot run over by auto carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

BBC cameraman´s foot run over by auto carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leader, who did not answer questions on how a draft version of the manifesto had been leaked to the media on Wednesday, left the central London venue after about four hours of discussions. A document seen by the Guardian, which is watermarked "DRAFT: CONFIDENTIAL", is believed to have been shown initially to the Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation. Read More

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