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Putin critic arrested as thousands heed his call for protest

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Russian journalist, Alexey Kovalev has reports that the situation in Central Moscow is "tense", with several protesters being arrested . A grey-haired man was seen being dragged along the pavement by police in Moscow and the main square was cleared in around three hours after protesters were herded down side streets. Read More »

Trump Administration Officially Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO, recused himself from any deliberations because of the energy company's investment in producing oil from Canada. "It would create some temporary construction jobs, a few thousand", said Hayes. Under the order, the projects should begin construction within 60 days - a period which ends on Monday. Read More »

Marine Le Pen says she may lift Russian Federation sanctions if elected

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Le Pen, who leads the National... Opinion polls show Le Pen getting through to the second, decisive round of the French presidential election on May 7 but then losing to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron. But those were overshadowed by accusations of Le Pen's xenophobia and racism. Duma committee head Leonid Slutsky said Le Pen's visit was " courageous ", the Russian news agency Interfax reported . Read More »

Assailant who killed former Russian MP in Kiev dies: police spokesman

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Poroshenko said the killing "is an act of state terrorism on the part of Russian Federation, which (Voronenkov) was forced to leave for political reasons". Voronenko himself expected some sort of retaliation from Russian Federation. He is registered as having voted in favor of Russia's annexation of Crimea. Read More »

Terror Lawsuit: Relatives of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Government

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And finally, the suit identifies Saudi officials who worked with the hijackers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sarasota, Fla., Washington, D.C., and Virginia in the 18 months leading up to the attacks, Kreindler said. Finally, the suit contends that certain Saudi officials worked with the hijackers in the U.S. for the 18 months leading up to the attacks. The personal injury and wrongful death suit, lodged at the U.S District Court in Manhattan, claims Saudi Arabia used government-controlled ... Read More »

Retail Sales in Great Britain Bounced Back in February

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EMarketer expects United Kingdom retail ecommerce sales to rise 12.0% in 2017 to £77.74 billion ($104.93 billion) and represent 18.8% of total retail sales for the year. Better sales of goods across the board were behind the February increase, with the exception of food sales which stagnated, ONS said. HSBC economist Liz Martins said: "For the optimists, the fact that this bounce was considerably stronger than expected may suggest the slowdown over the winter months was temporary, and the ... Read More »

Jeff Flake: Wiretapping of Trump Tower by Obama 'just didn't happen'

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The maelstrom also caused tension with key USA allies and threatens to distract Republicans from campaign promises on health care and taxes. "I don't get it and I don't think America gets it", Panetta told MSNBC's "Morning Joe " about Trump's accusation, adding that there was no proof "at all". Read More »

Malaysia IDs Kim Jong Nam's body with DNA sample from child

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The North Korean government has openly criticised the investigation, disputing the cause of death as nerve gas and whether the man killed was in fact Kim Jong-nam. "We have now established that Kim Chol is Kim Jong Nam", local press quoted Khalid Abu Bakar as saying at the time. He was speaking to reporters after launching the new VIP facilities of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Wednesday. Read More »

Why Some Advertisers Are Walking Out on Google

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Google's European head, Matt Brittin, is due to address delegates to the Advertising Week Europe conference on Monday, while Mark Howe, head of Google's agencies business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is also due to speak at the event. Read More »

USA claims Syria strike, denies targeting mosque where 46 killed

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The reports come one day after at least 25 people were killed in a suicide bombing at the main court complex in Syria's capital, Damascus, on the sixth anniversary of the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. It was right after prayers at a time when there are usually religious lessons for men in it. The village is held by Islamist groups, but the Observatory said no jihadist factions are present in it. Read More »

Passengers restricted by Trump's travel order allowed board flights to US

Trump decried the ruling during a rally Wednesday night in Nashville, introducing his statement as "the bad, the sad news". In yet another blow for United States President Donald Trump , a U.S. Government lawyers in Maryland argued that the updated version of the travel order had undergone substantial revisions and that it is necessary in the interests of national security in order to protect the United States from "radical Islamic terrorism". Read More »

Malaysia: Kim Jong Nam's identity confirmed with child's DNA

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However, Malaysian authorities have concluded that the deceased man was indeed the outcast half-brother of North Korean leader following a DNA test. Washington has previously said all options, including military, are on the table in its review of policies toward North Korea. Read More »

And they're off: Dutch kickstart European election cycle

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Indeed while Rutte has presented himself as an opponent of Wilders' brand of Islamophobia, Wilder's rhetoric has pushed Rutte's People's Party even further to the right, with Rutte taking out full page ads during the election demanding that immigrants "act normal or get out". Read More »

Turkish shop owner sues Dutch king over ministers block

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately vowed to retaliate against the measure, saying the ban of the foreign minister was "reminiscent of Nazism". Anti-Islam Mr Wilders used tonight's debate to yet again call for the Turkish ambassador to be evicted from the Netherlands as the country attempts to deal with a bitter row with Ankara after its foreign minister was denied entry over the weekend. Read More »

Another threat at Whitefish Bay Jewish Community Center

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Late last month, ADL issued a security advisory for Jewish centers across the USA and Canada following the fifth wave of bomb threats, and offered resources explaining best practices for organizations that do receive threats. It was the second time in the last week that threats have been received by some of these JCCS. The Jewish Community Center in Brighton was evacuated Sunday while authorities investigated. Read More »

Big Ten Championship Pick: Will Michigan stay hot vs. Wisconsin? 3/12/17

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Wilson stood up cheering his teammate after a made 3-pointer and wandered down the bench as if he were checking back into the game. That included 29 on Saturday in a stirring duel against Minnesota's excellent junior, Nate Mason. The Spartans (19-14) will face No. 8 seed Miami (21-11) on Friday, March 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the BOK Center. Hollis also addressed one of the biggest name teams to not make the tournament: Syracuse. Read More »

Pope Francis considers allowing married men to become priests

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Pope Francis acknowledged the stress and loneliness of celibate life past year when he visited a group of former priests who left the church to get married and have children. Married men are already allowed to become deacons in the church. To fill that shortage, Pope Francis says he is open to the idea of married men becoming priests. Read More »

Wenger adamant his "preference" is to stay at Arsenal

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The players didn't let me down, or themselves or the club. "I watched this game three times now and the referee killed the game". "It was all us in the second half but you have to congratulate Lincoln for what they have achieved in the FA Cup". Read More »

Taylor Swift Granted Order of Protection Against Alleged Stalker

He also allegedly contacted Swift's management company 59 times between January 27 and February 16 in an attempt to see her. Before that, on February 6, court records said Jaffar entered Swift's building, loitered around her hallway and even hung out on the roof of the building for nearly four hours. Read More »

High winds leave nearly 20000 without power

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Don't touch a fallen power line or anything touching the wire. "As Michiganders are struggling with storm damage and power outages from some of the extreme winds that are blowing through the state, our first priority is the safety and security of residents", Snyder said. Read More »

South Korean court to rule on president's impeachment over corruption charges

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Park was impeached by parliament in December and stripped of her powers pending the court's ruling. Park Geun-hye was suspended from his presidential duties for three months. Such a decision will likely take the air out of the investigation into the scandal. Expected to last about an hour, the verdict hearing on the president's impeachment trial will start at 11 a.m. Read More »

Aircraft lessors not keen on Boeing's planned 737 jet

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Once completed, the aircraft will begin flight testing in the coming weeks - the final phase of verification of the operational characteristics and overall performance. Boeing's first 747 MAX 9 jet makes a splash at the company's Renton plant. Boeing will later produce a smaller MAX 7 and then the MAX 200, a high-density version of the MAX 8 that has an extra exit door and is created to seat 200 passengers in one class. Read More »

Turkey, Russia, US army chiefs discuss anti-ISIL steps

In a deal said brokered by Russia, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have taken over frontline positions from a US -backed militia in northern Syria. More recently, we have provided a range of social services and other emergency assistance in Turkey, reaching about 100,000 Syrian and Turkish men, women and children in 2016 alone. Read More »

Low-intensity blast in passenger train in Madhya Pradesh: Railways

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The incident took place in coach GS 084202 of train no-59320 in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur at around 9:45 AM, when the train had left Jabri station in Ratlam division of Western Railway (WR). Several teams of Railway officials, the Intelligence Bureau and Anti Terrorism Squad were present at the site. Smoke engulfed the general coach, causing panic among the passengers who rushed out to save themselves. Read More »

Brother-in-law 'admits killing family-of-four over inheritance' in France

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They said there had been signs of attempts to clean it up. His DNA is said to have been found at their home. With police attention focusing on the son, who had a previous conviction for making death threats on his blog, attentions suddenly turned to Pascal's sister and her husband, who were arrested over the weekend. Read More »

Theresa May to warn SNP to stop playing politics over Brexit

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May, during her address at the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Glasgow on Friday, accused Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP) government of being "obsessed" with pushing for the independence of the country. Downing Street is already preparing for another vote on Scotland's future - and Mrs May's speech could be taken as the opening salvo of a battle which, alongside Brexit, may shape politics north of the border for years. Read More »

LeEco India Allegedly Fired 85% Of Staff, May Exit India

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Even though a new report from The Economic Times states that LeEco has let go over 85% of its staff and that it may exit the Indian market soon, the company said in a statement given to Gadgets360 that it has reduced its headcount from 350 to just 80, and that it is not exiting the business in India. Read More »