• North Korean minister's visit to Sweden fuels speculation over Trump talks
North Korean minister's visit to Sweden fuels speculation over Trump talks

The assistant US secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, who will be in charge of dealing with North Korea, was nominated in December past year, but a Senate confirmation hearing has yet to take place. The ministry referred to the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs, saying the U.N. In ...

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  • In tit-for-tat move Russia expels 23 British diplomats
In tit-for-tat move Russia expels 23 British diplomats

Experts say Russian Federation is the only-known maker of Novichok. The measures included the expulsion of 23 diplomats in a week, the freezing of Russian state assets in Britain, the suspension of all planned high-level bilateral contacts and boycotting the ministers and the Royal Family from attending the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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  • Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning
Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning

The source of the nerve agent used - which Britain says is Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear. " Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter - the attempted assassination of two people on British soil, for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable", it said in a statement .

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  • Enemy of Putin was murdered, police say
Enemy of Putin was murdered, police say

When contacted by The Independent , the Met Police said it did not comment on matters concerning the safety of individuals. "At this stage there is nothing to suggest any link to the attempted murders in Salisbury, nor any evidence that he was poisoned", the police said in a statement.

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  • State Defeats Creighton in 1st Round of NCAA
State Defeats Creighton in 1st Round of NCAA

McGuirl came off the bench to score 17 points, and Barry Brown led the way with 18. A slip screen and a bomb in the final seconds by Mitch Ballock drew Creighton within three, but Mike McGuirl answered with a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer, then a holster of the "sidearms" to send Kansas State to the locker room with a 32-26 lead.

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  • Bihar shocker: Mob beheads 70-year-old over 'Modi' chowk
Bihar shocker: Mob beheads 70-year-old over 'Modi' chowk

His son Tej Narayan had linked the attack to a board they had put up, renaming one of the main intersections after Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Around 40-50 men came on 25-30 bikes with hockey sticks & swords . Kamlesh said, "On Thursday, local Rashtriya Janata Dal supporters, who had been opposed to the naming of the square after Modi,...

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  • After Kejriwals apology, Punjab AAP unit contemplates breaking away
After Kejriwals apology, Punjab AAP unit contemplates breaking away

However, party leaders in Delhi had said the move was to shed court cases, in which the party convenor finds himself mired. While, the legislators will lodge following Kejriwal's apology to Majithia over "unfounded" drug trade allegations, the party leadership will ensure that the miffed MLAs are pacified to avoid any embarrassment in Punjab- the...

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  • Fodder scam: Special CBI court to pronounce its judgment today
Fodder scam: Special CBI court to pronounce its judgment today

The CBI Court was to deliver final judgment in the case on Thursday itself, but was deferred till Friday, after the RJD chief pleaded before it to dispose of his petition ahead of the final judgment in the case. Prasad has been in Birsa Munda jail at Ranchi since December 23 a year ago after being convicted in the second case pertaining to ...

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  • Trump's Opioid Plan May Include Death Penalty for Drug Dealers
Trump's Opioid Plan May Include Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

Dan Diamond at Politico has the scoop on the White House's new plan to combat the opioid crisis, and there's no getting around the headline: It includes the death penalty for "some drug dealers". A senior administration official told Axios last week that the president "often jokes about killing drug dealers.He'll say, 'You know the Chinese ...

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  • Stormy Daniels was 'physically threatened' for spilling the beans on Trump: Lawyer
Stormy Daniels was 'physically threatened' for spilling the beans on Trump: Lawyer

In their court filing , attorneys for Trump as well as Cohen's company, Essential Consultants LLC stated that Cohen's company is aware of at least 20 violations by Daniels of the confidentiality provisions of a settlement agreement over the alleged affair.

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  • North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation
North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation

But no specific time or venue has been set and North Korea has yet to confirm it even made the offer to meet. Ri Yong Ho met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom a week after the US President agreed to a historic summit with the North Korean leader.

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  • (XOM) Position Increased by Truepoint Inc
(XOM) Position Increased by Truepoint Inc

On Thursday, March 2 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Outperform". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM ) now trades with a market capitalization of $318.09 Billion. Short interest, or the number of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metri...

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  • Astros to extend Altuve for 5 years, $150 million
Astros to extend Altuve for 5 years, $150 million

Altuve has been one of the biggest bargains in baseball. The extension will cover the years from 2020 to 2024, taking Altuve through his age-34 campaign. The extremely team-friendly deal that Altuve signed while an Octagon client in 2013 may have made him more willing to push free agency back even further in exchange for this payday, which is c...

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  • China wins wheelchair curling gold for first-ever Winter Paralympic medal
China wins wheelchair curling gold for first-ever Winter Paralympic medal

Stanton had the fastest first run, followed by the third fastest second run and claimed bronze. "There are so many athletes on this team who have done such an unbelievable job". It is Coury's first medal of the Paralympics. Italy's fourth-place finish was also their best ever in this event; they were sixth at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics.

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  • Officials euthanize turtle after teacher allegedly fed it a puppy
Officials euthanize turtle after teacher allegedly fed it a puppy

While the district certainly does not condone individual actions that may violate district policy or reasonable expectations of behavior, we hope that any errors in judgment made by a teacher in this instance will not cause us to forget the years of care, effort and passion the teacher has given to the students of the Preston School District.

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  • Britain, EU may reach 'provisional' Brexit transition deal next week
Britain, EU may reach 'provisional' Brexit transition deal next week

The members think the United Kingdom may need to remain in - or parallel to - the Customs Union and Single Market throughout a two-year transition period. "We recommend the Government bring forward detailed proposals, without further delay, that set out how it will maintain an open and invisible border".

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  • Rossi Signs New Two-Year Yamaha MotoGP Deal
Rossi Signs New Two-Year Yamaha MotoGP Deal

If the 27-year-old Frenchman can continue to develop in his second season we could have a shock on our hands. After a near-miss in Valencia, Johann is still chasing a maiden MotoGP win for himself and his team and the pre-season test here suggests he has a real shot.

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  • Russia Will Expel British Diplomats In Poisoning Standoff
Russia Will Expel British Diplomats In Poisoning Standoff

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation could hit back at the United Kingdom "any minute". "We don't want a new Cold War, we don't want a new arms race, Russian Federation is our neighbour therefore we have to continue to strive for an improved better relationship with Russian Federation", he told BBC radio.

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  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomes TDP's decision to quit NDA
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomes TDP's decision to quit NDA

Last June, Mr Chamling had written to Union home minister Rajnath Singh backing the Gorkhaland demand and in turn the West Bengal government too had written to Mr Singh, protesting against his support. In fact, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung reportedly took shelter in Sikkim after Bengal police issued warrants against him. Eventually t...

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  • Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations
Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

Russian Federation said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London's "provocative" measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered an escalating war of words. It also ordered the closure of the British Council, a public information and educational center, in Russian Federation, and h...

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  • Orlando nightclub shooting: Emotional testimony in trial of Omar Mateen's widow
Orlando nightclub shooting: Emotional testimony in trial of Omar Mateen's widow

Cell phone records show he arrived at Pulse about a half hour before shooting began. "There was no concept of any time for me". Salman faces up to life in prison. She said Salman was "not Mateen's partner, she was not his peer and she certainly was not his confidante". In the days leading up to the attack, Mateen asked his wife, according to Mand...

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  • Barack Obama reveals bracket for NCAA Tournament, picks Michigan State
Barack Obama reveals bracket for NCAA Tournament, picks Michigan State

The round of 64 starts Thursday, and no one likes late entries into the office pool, even the Oval Office. Then he has Michigan State topping Villanova in the national semifinals and Virginia, the tournament's top seed, for the national championship.

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  • Johnson Claims it Was Likely Putin's Decision to Direct Alleged Skripal Attack
Johnson Claims it Was Likely Putin's Decision to Direct Alleged Skripal Attack

Putin's announcement comes hours after leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany slammed the Russian government for its role behind the illegal assassination plot; labeling the attack "abhorrent" to the global community.

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  • Australian lawyers file to prosecute Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity
Australian lawyers file to prosecute Suu Kyi for crimes against humanity

The Rohingya people are effectively stateless and are denied citizenship in Myanmar. Mr Turnbull is due to sit down with Ms Suu Kyi for bilateral talks on Monday. crimes of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity". He was placed under house arrest but did not face trial. As well, a universal jurisdiction prosecution requires the consent o...

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  • Turkey Says It Has Laid Siege To Afrin In Syria
Turkey Says It Has Laid Siege To Afrin In Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Turkey-U.S. relations was at the point of breakup, stressing that Washington should fulfil its promises. This is the first medical evacuation from the area since pro-government forces began their operation against the besieged opposition-held enclave last month.

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