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The European Council of EU leaders said there was "no plausible alternative". "It calls for a coordinated, determined response from the European Union and its member states", the French leader said. On Friday, the Russian foreign ministry described the EU accusation as "baseless" and accused the bloc of spurning co-operation with Moscow and joining "another anti-Russian campaign deployed by London and its allies overseas with an obvious goal: to put another obstacle on the path to the ...
  • United States envoy urges Kosovo MPs to approve border deal with Montenegro

    United States envoy urges Kosovo MPs to approve border deal with Montenegro

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    As Kosovo's parliamentary speaker was calling deputies to start voting on the controversial border deal with Montenegro, opposition Vetevendosje released tear gas in parliament. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj welcomed the vote. "Voting for (the ratification) does not endanger Kosovo's territory", said Haradinaj, who opposed the deal before taking over as prime minister a year ago.
  • Why Trump is Suddenly Lashing Out at Mueller

    Why Trump is Suddenly Lashing Out at Mueller

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    Trump this week added a new lawyer, Joseph diGenova, a former US attorney for the District of Columbia, to his legal team. Despite having asked Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller previous year, Trump had, until a few days ago, been fairly careful in public not to attack Mueller himself.
  • Lincolnshire schools targeted by hoax bomb threats

    Lincolnshire schools targeted by hoax bomb threats

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    There was a national threat made to lots of schools this morning and KKS went into invacutation to ensure the safety of our site.This was in conjunction with CST and the Metropolitan Police. A number of schools were evacuated, but police said there was no evidence the threats were terror-related. "An investigation is on-going, however, the threats are not believed to be credible".
  • Trump congratulates Putin on reelection, intl issues discussed in phone call

    Trump congratulates Putin on reelection, intl issues discussed in phone call

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    Putin and Trump agreed on the need to avoid an arms race and discussed "a possible high-level meeting", the Kremlin said. "The leaders spoke out in favor of developing practical cooperation in various spheres including the issues of ensuring strategic stability and the fight against global terrorism", the statement added.
  • Kim Jong Un Out of Public Eye in Run Up to Summits

    Kim Jong Un Out of Public Eye in Run Up to Summits

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    A total of 11,500 American service members and roughly 290,000 South Korean service members will take part in the Foal Eagle field exercises, a Pentagon spokesperson said. "It is good to have the discussion going on and take the use of this time frame that was opened between the South and North Korea before the (Winter) Olympics (last month)", Soini said.
  • Maryland school shooter pronounced dead after shootout with school resource officer

    Maryland school shooter pronounced dead after shootout with school resource officer

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    A third student was in good condition after he was shot. Police said they obtained a search warrant that led to them finding semi-automatic rifles, handguns and other weapons, along with ammunition. "A male student produced a handgun and fired... wounding a female student and another male student in a hallway", Cameron said. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School who survived last month's shootings, wrote on Twitter , "We are here for you, students of Great Mills, together ...
  • Supreme Court keeps revised Pa. congressional map in place

    Supreme Court keeps revised Pa. congressional map in place

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    Candidates face a deadline today to qualify to run for the redrawn seats. On Monday, an appeals court and the Supreme Court both rejected emergency appeals by Republicans to issue an injunction against the new districts that were drawn after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the maps now in use were illegally gerrymandered to favor Republicans.
  • 'Yakuza Kiwami 2' Release Date Revealed, 'Yakuza 0-2' Considered

    'Yakuza Kiwami 2' Release Date Revealed, 'Yakuza 0-2' Considered

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    It will be released both digitally and physically, and those who pre-order have the opportunity to get a fancy SteelBook game case. With Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the PlayStation 2 sequel. Now, in back-to-back years, the West will receive two titles in the series within the same year, with Yakuza Kiwami 2 being the second. "We've gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2 script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it's the most faithful representation of the ...
  • Trump just took unprecedented action targeting Venezuela's cryptocurrency

    Trump just took unprecedented action targeting Venezuela's cryptocurrency

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    The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the effective date of this order.
  • Taiwan to seek exemption from U.S. steel tariffs

    Taiwan to seek exemption from U.S. steel tariffs

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    The letter to Trump was signed by 24 companies, including Kohl's, and also included Wal-Mart Inc., Target Corp., J.C. Penney Co. "The imposition of sweeping tariffs would trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the US economy, provoking retaliation; stifling USA agriculture, goods, and services exports; and raising costs for businesses and consumers", said the letter .
  • The race for the Golden Shoe

    The race for the Golden Shoe

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    Both deadly forwards notched up 34 goals but Salah is on course to surpass their tally and cap off a remarkable first season at Anfield . That shows how the goals have been shared around and Klopp was keen to point out how the combined efforts and talents of the players is paying dividends.
  • Winter storm to hit county on first day of spring

    Winter storm to hit county on first day of spring

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    According to the National Weather Service , snow may arrive after 2 a.m. Wind chill values of between 20 and 25 are expected because of a blustery, northeast wind at 15 to 20 mph.The snow will continue on Wednesday throughout the day. Midcoast Maine could get 3 to 5 inches, while areas further inland, to the west and north, could get 1 to 3 inches. How strong of wind gusts? . Snow tends to accumulate faster in rural areas and higher elevations than in urban areas and lower elevations.
  • Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russian president with landslide vote

    Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russian president with landslide vote

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    After his victory, Putin dismissed claims Russian Federation was behind the poisoning in Britain as "drivel, rubbish, nonsense" but said Moscow was ready to cooperate with London in the probe. Russian Federation has vowed retaliation. As Putin was thanking his supporters for a landslide victory from the stage in Red Square, Western outlets rolled out long, pre-written news stories, liberally mixing reporting and opinion.
  • Ski chairlift goes backwards at high speed, flings riders off

    Ski chairlift goes backwards at high speed, flings riders off

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    A video of the accident posted online shows how the defect suddenly made the lift go into reverse. The lift could not be stopped. There are four citizens of Russian Federation, two citizens of Ukraine, one citizen of Sweden and one Georgian among the suffered.
  • Putin casts ballot in Russia's election

    Putin casts ballot in Russia's election

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    His fourth term as president will extend until 2024, making him the first Kremlin leader to serve two decades in power since Josef Stalin. With the victory, Putin will lead Russian Federation for another six years. The final polls closed at 2 p.m. ET in Kaliningrad, which is in Russia's westernmost region. The majority of voters see no viable alternative to Putin: he has total dominance of the political scene and the state-run television, where most people get their news, gives lavish ...
  • Australian, ASEAN leaders sign counter-terrorism agreement

    Australian, ASEAN leaders sign counter-terrorism agreement

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    The prime minister says the Malaysian delegation was accorded the "highest honours" during the Asean summit in Sydney. Australia has helped with aid funding to the region and Mr Turnbull raised the matter in talks with Aung San Suu Kyi previous year, amid global concern she was doing nothing to shield the ethnic Muslims from attacks.
  • Opposition parties back no-confidence motion, extend support to TDP, YSR

    Opposition parties back no-confidence motion, extend support to TDP, YSR

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    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Centre has always been willing to give a special package to Andhra Pradesh equivalent to a Special Category Status. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday questioned the propriety of Prime Minister Narendra Modi granting audience to YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy previous year, and wondered if aloud whether it would not send the wrong signals.
  • Global Court Regrets Philippine Decision to Leave

    Global Court Regrets Philippine Decision to Leave

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    He added that he already brought this matter up before the ICC but it paid no heed to him. On Wednesday, Senator Antonio Trillanes said that by withdrawing from the ICC, Duterte "has practically admitted that he is guilty of the allegations filed against him".
  • Board to hold clemency hearing for condemned Georgia inmate

    Board to hold clemency hearing for condemned Georgia inmate

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    All the appeals of overturning Gary's execution were denied, except the U.S. Supreme Court's decision, which was still pending late Thursday night. Reports from previous executions show the lethal drug starts flowing a few minutes after the warden leaves the chamber.
  • Russian Exile Death Of Nikolay Glushkov In London Now Treated As Murder

    Russian Exile Death Of Nikolay Glushkov In London Now Treated As Murder

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    The cause of death was given as compression to the neck, Scotland Yard said. Mr Glushkov had also worked for Mr Berezovsky's LogoVAZ vehicle company. Detectives are "retaining an open mind" about the Glushkov case, police said, and urge anyone with information that will assist the investigation to contact them in confidence on 0800 789 321.
  • Mueller subpoenas Trump business

    Mueller subpoenas Trump business

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    Special counsel Mueller has requested documents directly related to President Trump's business dealings, including those with Russian Federation, for the first time , according to media reports. Mueller has begun probing efforts by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to get foreign investors beyond Russian Federation to provide financing for his company during the presidential transition, CNN reported last month.
  • Florida Shooting: Cruz Could Face Death Penalty

    Florida Shooting: Cruz Could Face Death Penalty

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    Peterson resigned from his post last month after he was suspended without pay. He said: "Let there be no mistake, Mr Peterson wishes that he could have prevented the untimely passing of the 17 victims on that day, and his heart goes out to the families of the victims in their time of need".
  • NY Democratic Rep. Louis Slaughter, born in KY, dies

    NY Democratic Rep. Louis Slaughter, born in KY, dies

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    Congresswoman Slaughter is the longest-serving member of New York's delegation to Congress and the oldest sitting member of the House. "It is hard to find a segment of society that Louise didn't help shape over the course of more than thirty years in Congress", Fitzsimmons said in a statement .
  • Bihar by-polls: CM Nitish congratulates winners

    Bihar by-polls: CM Nitish congratulates winners

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    I would like to thank all those who have supported us. BJP managed to win the Bhubua assembly bypoll. He said out of eight assembly segments (six segments in Araria LS seat besides Jehanabad and Bhabhua ), BJP led in five whereas RJD led in three.