• Poland signs $4.75 billion agreement for Patriot Missile system
Poland signs $4.75 billion agreement for Patriot Missile system

The weapons deal is the largest-ever by NATO-member Poland. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said the Patriot system will increase security in Poland and the surrounding region in an "unprecedented way". On NATO's eastern flank, Poland is upgrading its defence systems and modernizing its military to reach the highest Western standards after ...

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  • Kamloops driver ticketed twice in 45 minutes for distracted driving
Kamloops driver ticketed twice in 45 minutes for distracted driving

The penalties for cell phone use while driving start at $200-$400 for a first offense and escalate to $600-$800, and possible 90-day license suspension, for a third offense, state officials said. One percent of respondents felt comfortable being a passenger in a auto with a driver who was texting, the release says. Those shifts would be used for ti...

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  • Ethiopia to get new prime minister
Ethiopia to get new prime minister

The state-run channel said the 180-member council of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) chose Abiye to succeed Hailemariam as the chairperson of the coalition, meaning he automatically became premier. He takes over at a time the Oromia regional state is at the forefront of anti-government protests that have riled the coun...

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  • Tense Turkey-EU Summit in Bulgaria Once Again Ends in Failure
Tense Turkey-EU Summit in Bulgaria Once Again Ends in Failure

Turkey and the United States will discuss the issue of the liberation of Syria's Manbij city from terrorists of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People's Protection Units (YPG), the Turkish Foreign Ministry said . Turkey dispatched naval vessels last month to stop Cyprus from drilling offshore for hydrocarbons in what the Euro...

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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes surprise China visit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes surprise China visit

Two sources in northeastern China also told Reuters that a North Korean visitor had crossed into Dandong by train. Whoever it is, the move could also be part of a North Korean effort to gain leverage ahead of the planned talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and later U.S.

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  • Georgia woman pleads guilty to shooting teen in head
Georgia woman pleads guilty to shooting teen in head

His murder sparked outrage in Waterloo, St. Louis, and surrounding communities. The Kansas Attorney General's Office says Steven Johnson, 42, pleaded to one count of reckless second degree murder and two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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  • US Supreme Court Grapples With Partisan-Gerrymandering Lawsuits
US Supreme Court Grapples With Partisan-Gerrymandering Lawsuits

Both parties are keenly aware that who wins this year will likely have a huge impact on political power over the next decade. In 2016 a three-judge court articulated a standard for when partisan gerrymandering violates the First Amendment.

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  • Nick Hardwick forced to quit after ruling on taxi rapist John Worboys
Nick Hardwick forced to quit after ruling on taxi rapist John Worboys

However, the High Court today said the Board "should have undertaken further inquiry into the circumstances of his offending ". She added that she was confident the Parole Board will now make the right decision on Worboys. Lawyers for the two women had argued that the Parole Board's decision to release the sick attacker was "irrational" and shou...

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  • Former Disney Channel Actress Joins Trump White House Staff
Former Disney Channel Actress Joins Trump White House Staff

White House attorneys are examining whether two loans totaling more than $500 million to Jared Kushner's family business may have violated any criminal laws or federal ethics regulations, according to a letter from a federal ethics agency made public Monday.

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  • Turkish assaults kill 41 PKK in Iraq
Turkish assaults kill 41 PKK in Iraq

Disputes on the degradation of democratic institutions in Turkey since the botched coup and over energy exploration in the Mediterranean between Ankara and European Union member Cyprus as well as the refugee crisis have deeply strained ties in recent years.

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  • Russian Federation trying to divide West with spy poisoning - Mattis
Russian Federation trying to divide West with spy poisoning - Mattis

Mattis highlighted NATO's response, which carried undertones of Cold War-like tension, but declined to say what role he believes Putin had in the Salisbury attack and other actions created to divide the West. "That regrettably, by Russia's choice, is now a thing of the past", he said. He went on to call the use of the nerve agent in Salisbury, En...

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  • Mueller Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy
Mueller Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy

Both Mr. Manafort and Mr. Gates were indicted previous year for money laundering and other financial crimes committed while, the charges said, they tried to hide the money they received for their Ukraine work. Gates pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI and conspiring to defraud the United States, and has agreed to cooperate with Mueller'...

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  • Manafort, Gates worked with Russian intelligence agent
Manafort, Gates worked with Russian intelligence agent

Gates, a previous biz companion of ex-Trump project chair Paul Manafort , is accepting Mueller after begging guilty to non listed lobbying as well as loan laundering. Dowd insisted Wednesday that he did not raise the idea of pardons with lawyers representing the two men. "Period. As far as I know, no discussions".

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  • Delhi sealing drive: Major markets closed as traders down shutters
Delhi sealing drive: Major markets closed as traders down shutters

Delhi traders will be organising a public rally at Ramleela Maidan in which an estimated one lakh people will take part . Praveen Khandelwal of CAIT said that if the sealing drive continues, it will kill the business of traders. Traffic snarls and chaos are expected across the city, especially during the day. The Delhi sealing drive is being c...

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  • Pulse Gunman's Dad Was FBI Informant, Now Under Investigation
Pulse Gunman's Dad Was FBI Informant, Now Under Investigation

If that happens, closing arguments could start as soon as Wednesday. "You're going to have to find that Ms. Salman knowingly engaged in misleading conduct", Sweeney said as the prosecution and defence began their closing arguments to jurors.

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  • Rain chance ramps up, peaks tomorrow
Rain chance ramps up, peaks tomorrow

There is another small rain chance Friday morning but that too will clear pretty quickly allowing us to warm into the mid 50s by the afternoon. Morning showers taper off quickly today with just afternoon sprinkles sticking around under a mostly cloudy sky.

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  • A date has been confirmed for the Eighth Amendment referendum
A date has been confirmed for the Eighth Amendment referendum

Back in 2013, abortions in the country were legalized under certain circumstances, like when the mother's life is at risk. Polls will open at 7am on 25 May and close at 10pm. Student groups had lobbied for an earlier date to ensure that they would be able to vote in one of the most historic referendums of the last decade.

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  • New Zealand: We'd expel Russian spies if we had any
New Zealand: We'd expel Russian spies if we had any

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will not be following European countries, the United States and Australia in expelling Russian diplomats in solidarity with Britain over a chemical attack on a former double-agent. With that in mind the question remains: what does the New Zealand Labour government expect to gain from its contrarian stance? That adv...

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  • Former Disney Starlet Caroline Sunshine Joins Trump Administration's Communications Department
Former Disney Starlet Caroline Sunshine Joins Trump Administration's Communications Department

The question "is nothing sacred anymore" has arguably become an irrelevant one when talking about 45's White House. The White House announced a new addition to its press team on Tuesday-Disney Channel alum Caroline Sunshine . Sunshine also acted in the 2010 movie " Marmaduke " with Owen Wilson and Emma Stone. In November, Ms Sunshine shared ...

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  • Gunfight breaks out in Rajouri's Sunderbani
Gunfight breaks out in Rajouri's Sunderbani

Before the gunfight, the forces recovered bags containing ammunition and explosive material during searches in the area. Official sources said that a sentry observed some suspicious movement following which they fired few shots and alerted other CRPF personnel.

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  • SD-2 interviews remaining 2 candidates for Billings public schools superintendent position
SD-2 interviews remaining 2 candidates for Billings public schools superintendent position

He has accepted a new position with the Erie school district. The board of education plans to schedule interviews the first week of April with the hopes of selecting and announcing the new superintendent at the regular board meeting April 17, the statement said.

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  • ICE detainee escapes from custody at JFK airport
ICE detainee escapes from custody at JFK airport

ICE agents waited over an hour to notify local cops that a detainee had escaped their custody at Kennedy Airport, sources said. Authorities described the man as a "violent deportee". when the prisoner arrived on a plane at JFK and was supposed to be put on a connecting flight at Terminal 4, CBS2's Janelle Burrell reported. Officials say they c...

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  • BJP chief Amit Shah's slip of tongue embarrasses BS Yeddyurappa
BJP chief Amit Shah's slip of tongue embarrasses BS Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa headed the BJP's first government in Karnataka between 2008 and 2011 before he had to resign following a Lokayukta indictment for alleged corruption. Party chief Rahul Gandhi offered a "sneak preview of our top secret campaign video!" as he put out a clip of the gaffe on Twitter. "Siddaramaiah asks what has the Modi government don...

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  • European Union leaders host Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for uneasy summit
European Union leaders host Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for uneasy summit

The meeting was hosted by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, whose country now holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, and attended by Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan, Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

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  • BJP trying to create fight between SP-BSP, says Akhilesh Yadav
BJP trying to create fight between SP-BSP, says Akhilesh Yadav

With bypolls likely to be held in Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly seat shortly, terming this as a setback for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's ambitious plans would be an understatement. But political observers believe that coming a day after SP chief Akhilesh Yadav issued a statement extending his wishes on the birth...

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