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Maduro comes out against Trump sanctioning 'Petro' currency

Russian involvement with Venezuela's state-backed cryptocurrency could be seen as efforts to "break off from the western influence". Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has previously referred to the petro as "kryptonite" and the United States government as "Superman".

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Trump Set To Levy $60 Bln In China Tariffs

MEMA has publicly opposed President Trump's tariff plan , saying in a statement, "The burden of these tariffs, as always, will be passed on to the American consumer". A group of 24 large US retailers on Monday sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to rethink enacting tariffs on Chinese imports. Surely, in Trump's view of the world, that aggression can not stand.

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Trump, Kelly Furious Over Leak of Warning Not to Congratulate Putin

Before his meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud at the White House, Trump told reporters that he had a phone call with Putin earlier in the day, which had to do with a possible meeting between them. "I'm always reminded of the election they used to have in nearly every communist country, where whoever the dictator was at the moment always got a huge percentage of the vote".

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Korea musicians to play first concert in North since 2007

It is said that North Korea has invited the South Korean artists to keep the "momentum for peace and reconciliation" of the Korean Peninsula's nations. Cho was the last South Korean artist to perform in North Korea at a concert back in 2005. Yoon Sang, the singer and record producer who led South Korea's delegation at the talks, said, "While we're on the stage, I believe it will be hard to portray personal feelings towards denuclearisation".

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Boko Haram returns kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

The abductions in Dapchi have evoked painful memories of the tragedy in Chibok, where 276 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school. Then four weeks ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 110 girls from a school in Dapchi in the biggest mass abduction since the Chibok capture which prompted worldwide outrage and the global campaign #bringbackourgirls.

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White Domestic Terrorist In Austin Blows Himself Up As SWAT Team Approached

A multi-agency investigation that spanned numerous locations and two cities over the span of several weeks led authorities to the suspect in Round Rock. Police, responding to information they'd received over the previous 36 hours, tracked the suspect's vehicle to a hotel in Round Rock, north of Austin .

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Boris Johnson likens Russian Federation hosting World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

European governments are lining up behind Britain in considering a diplomatic snub of the World Cup in protest at the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter on British soil that is being widely blamed on Russian Federation. "I frankly do not think England should be participating in the World Cup". The comparison was made as Mr Johnson issued a warning to Russian Federation that it had a duty to ensure England fans travelling to the World Cup are properly protected.

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Forecast: Warmer today, chance of rain this weekend

Friday into Saturday : Mainly clear skies are expected with upper 30s for lows on Friday and mid 40s for lows on Saturday . When you consider amount of sunshine, fairy light winds and near ideal afternoon temperatures, today might offer the best weather of the week.

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Maryland school shooting: Shooter killed, 2 students wounded

Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said of Tuesday's school shooting, "We can only hope there are no fatalities". Cameron said the security officer fired a shot at Rollins, but it was not immediately clear if the officer struck the gunman or whether he had committed suicide.

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Children's Book About Mike Pence's Gay Bunny Jumps to No. 1

It was released a day before the Pence book, which is a bunny's-eye-view account of a day with Pence, in order to draw attention to his anti-gay positions. Whether we want to admit it or not, Charlotte Pence seemed to have a sense of humor over the book's parody. "We have two books that are giving to charities that are both about bunnies , so I'm all for it, really".

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Severe Weather Threat Has Ended For The Midlands

The severe weather is expected to continue into Tuesday, with the end of the cold front bringing damaging winds and potential tornadoes across northern and central Florida, southeastern Georgia, the low country of SC and eastern North Carolina, forecasters said.

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Telegram faces ban in Russian Federation after losing court appeal over encryption keys

Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Tuesday it will block Telegram, the popular instant messaging service, if the company does not provide encryption keys necessary to decode user data within 15 days. The bill also requires communications companies to hand over encryption keys to state security agencies on demand, allowing them to read encrypted data.

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Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map

The court made no additional comment on the request. The Supreme Court appeal was filed by February 27 the Republican leaders of the state House and Senate.The legal disputes are lingering even as candidates are in the final stages of collecting petitions to get on the ballot for the May 15 primary.

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European Union criticizes Turkey's offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

Nicholas Heras, a security fellow at the Centre for a New American Security, said taking Afrin was a success for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who shrugged off global concern to press on with the operation. Turkish media celebrated the seizure of Afrin Sunday from the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia as a historic victory. "As you know, we have U.S. forces in Manbij".

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Forecasters warn of more snow to come

The Met Office has also issued warnings for snow and ice in the North, Midlands, East and South East on Saturday, and the whole of England on Sunday. Gatwick Airport said it had seen snowfall overnight, although flights were arriving and departing as normal. However, parts of the United Kingdom have a yellow weather warning in place for ice over night, the Met Office tweeted to warn people to be careful while out and about as the melting snow is likely to turn to ice over night creating ...

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Trump opioid plan to include increased treatment, harsher penalties

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, an outspoken critic of the president who has called for a GOP challenge to Trump in 2020, visited New Hampshire last week. On Friday, he attended the "Politics & Eggs" breakfast hosted in Manchester by the New England Council and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. "Whether you are a dealer or doctor or trafficker or manufacturer and you break the law and peddle these deadly poisons, we will find you, we will charge you and we will hold you ...

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No Brexit agreement on Irish border

Speaking first at the meeting with journalists, French politician Barnier said Britain had agreed to continue following all Brussels laws for years after the offical Brexit date of March 2019 under the guise of a transition period, but would not be able to challenge or make decisions on that law itself.

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Israeli tanks fire shells at eastern border of Gaza

According to eyewitnesses, Coleman, a security guard who was unarmed and not on duty at the time of the attack, tried to fend off the assailant until police forces who were in the area arrived at the scene. Tensions have risen in Jerusalem since U.S. President Donald Trump recognised the city as Israel's capital on December 6. The announcement of the settler railway is a "dangerous colonial settlement plan" that represents a "serious escalation" of the Israeli government campaign to "loot, ...

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AIIMS doctor among 5 dead in Yamuna Expressway accident near Mathura

Three people died on spot. The deceased have been identified as Dr Harshad Wankhere from Akola in Maharastra, Dr Yashpreet Singh from Fazilka in Punjab and Dr Himbala from Yamunanagar in Haryana. In the accident, 3 AIIMS doctors have lost their lives. "The bodies have been handed over to them for last rites", said a doctor. Aditya Kumar Shukla said that one of the four doctors who had somehow survived the tragic incident has been referred to AIIMS.

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From Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic tensions

Petersburg. British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level bilateral contacts over the March 4 poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. She said that the government will consider its next steps "in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners". This episode has revived memory of what happened with Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian dissident who died poisoned with radioactive Polonius in an attack in United Kingdom ...

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Russian Federation will expel British diplomats in poisoning standoff

The announcement came after the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Moscow Saturday morning. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed Novichok, the class of nerve agent Britain says was used to poison the Skripals.

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Powerball ticket worth $456 million sold in Pennsylvania

The winning numbers of Saturday night's drawing were 22, 57, 59, 60, 66 , and the Powerball was 7. It is the eighth-largest jackpot in the game's history, officials said in a statement. In Michigan, eight tickets sold won $200 in the drawing. If you're still hoping to strike it rich, there's another big prize up for grabs Tuesday, a $377 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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Free Pizza: Little Caesars "If insane happens" promotion set for April 2

And because of that, one pizza company is offering up free lunch. The offer will take place Monday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. only, so be sure to mark that date in your calenders. Friday evening, No. 16 seed UMBC defeated the No.1 overall seed Virginia in the NCAA basketball tournament. The free pizza itself includes four slices of deep dish, as well as a 20-ounce bottle of soda.

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Russia Boots 23 British Diplomats In Retaliation Against UK

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday, March 17, that "23 diplomatic personnel from the British Embassy in Moscow have been declared persona non grata" and have one week to leave. Also this week, the US government joined European allies in sharply condemning Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in southern England.

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British royalty, politicians to skip World Cup after attack

The mounting tensions come as Russians prepare to hand President Vladimir Putin a new term in an election Sunday. Russian Federation also suspects foul play in Glushkov's death and opened its own inquiry Friday. The aim of the nerve agents appears to have been to circumvent worldwide conventions banning chemical weapons by developing compounds with new structures that would escape detection, experts say.