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China says wishes to work with Pompeo to manage differences

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Wednesday he backed Trump's acceptance of an apparently surprise invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with whom the president has feuded throughout the past year . Where Tillerson was a voice of moderation within the Trump Administration, albeit a weak one, Pompeo is unlikely to restrain Trump's most destabilising impulses. Read More »

Le gouvernement Trudeau perd un allié — Rex Tillerson

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Aussi prévisible que pût être le congédiement de Rex Tillerson , il avait malgré tout ce statut d'"adulte dans la pièce", un de ces rares hommes crédibles et compétents en qui les Américains et le reste de la planète pouvaient compter pour encadrer le caractère impulsif du président. Read More »

Physicist Stephen Hawking's life remembered and honored

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He disputed Hebrew University physicist Prof. To erase that fact of his life as we mourn the loss of him in our world is to ignore part of who he was simply because it wasn't something that could be easily understood. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. Hawking's words gave me spiritual comfort and support. "These contacts benefited me a lot", she told Xinhua, "I am very sad to learn of his death". Read More »

Vivre 55 ans avec la maladie de Charcot — Stephen Hawking

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Même diminué, même quand son corps se refuse à tout et qu'il ne peut se déplacer sans se traîner, de tout le corps quelquefois, Stephen trouvera toujours dans les yeux de son épouse, dans l'âme de sa compagne donc, la motricité qui lui faisait défaut, la force et la détermination qui lui manquaient. Read More »

Alkins on tough draw: We'd probably face those teams either way

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OSU lost 79-76 at Mississippi State on December 3, which was the closest anyone had played the defending champion Bulldogs all season until they lost to SC in the SEC Tournament last week. Now that the Orange are in, how far can they go? Instead you get the just what TV wants - the foot-stomping petulance of Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley , iconic Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim , and Oklahoma's freshman wunderkind Trae Young. Read More »

Atkins: Message sent; Get in line or get out like Rex Tillerson

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Rex Tillerson had differing opinion on several important issues with President Donald Trump especially on Iran nuclear deal , gulf crisis and North Korea . As undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Goldstein was the fourth highest ranking official at the State Department. While many have been critical of Mr. Read More »

Special St Patrick's Day party planned

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Patrick's Day is kind of a big deal in a place known as "The Emerald City" is there? Actor Liam Cunningham, who stars as Davos Seaworth in television series Game of Thrones, will lead the parade in the captial this year. Happening at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, the event will have live music, entertainment and even green beer for its patrons. Irish Festival events Saturday and Sunday include Irish dancing and music on the Main Stage, a marketplace and Irish cooking demonstrations. Read More »

Local businesses react to Trump's tariff plan

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He also left room for any other country to negotiate its own exclusion from the order. As bargaining chips go, Trump's tariff talk is a big one. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells Breakfast Television Toronto that he'll be waiting to see the details. Read More »

Senators divided on Trump's fired secretary of state

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He will do a fantastic job! That didn't always happen under Rex Tillerson , who was sacked Tuesday morning by President Donald Trump . Besides her record on torture, Haspel will be pressed on the CIA's views of Russia , which Pompeo seemed to downplay in deference to Trump, who has labelled stories of Russian interference in the 2016 election "fake news". Read More »

Worldwide automakers and suppliers call for more breaks in Trump tariff plan

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A senior government official told The Globe and Mail on Monday that Ottawa is consulting widely with industry executives on the best measures to combat an expected flood of offshore steel and aluminum. "These measures could make a significant impact on the economic and cooperative relationship between Japan and the US , who are allies", said Japan's foreign minister, Taro Kono. Read More »

President Trump makes remarks after touring border wall prototypes

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California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last October that prevents police from inquiring about immigration status and curtails law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers. He said certain parts of California are desperate for a wall to break the flow of illegal immigration. We have to give him the welcome he deserves. Read More »

India's slowing inflation to give RBI room to pause

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The inflation on the basis of Consumer price index (CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was at 5.21% and 3.58%, respectively, in December 2017. The dip in rate of inflation came on the back of softening of prices of vegetables and other perishable goods. Read More »

Rex Tillerson, departing Secretary of State, defends his record following firing

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Pompeo, on his part, will be replaced by Gina Haspel , who will become the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency. "The activity of this administration to disrupt the North Korean economy, to put pressure on North Korea , to galvanize the world in a way that you have countries from the Middle East to Europe and Asia, placing sanctions on the North Korean regime- those will continue and we will see how the talks and the negotiations proceed". Read More »

Kim North Korea talks: What's the big deal?

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Adding that "it is unnecessary for China, a major power, to worry about North Korea 'turning to the U.S., ' " the editorial maintained that "if the Kim-Trump meeting will contribute to the denuclearization and peace that China desires the most , China has no reason to be unhappy about it". Read More »

Fitbit's New Versa Smart Watch Offers Fitness, Health Features Galore

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Fitbit also revealed Tuesday its first fitness tracker for kids, the Fitbit Ace . Fitbit's second true smartwatch is now official . Fitbit has made their new range of activity trackers official. The gadget received mixed reviews. The smartwatch form factor could be more successful here, as people may be more inclined to purchase a smartphone companion than a device marketed as a dedicated fitness option. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J8+ with Snapdragon 625 spotted on Geekbench

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Samsung has the largest percentage of the smartphone market in the world. Samsung Galaxy C7 and Galaxy On7 are powered by the same processor. Users can also turn their selfies into emojis. On the front, it features an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Other interesting features of the devices include super-slow motion videos at 960fps and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Read More »

I am letting myself and the team down: Kagiso Rabada

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South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has realised that he needs to relook at his on-field behaviour after being suspended for the two Test matches by ICC . "I think I have probably been in all circumstances, I've gone too far with send-offs, and then other times where you pull it back, you know you have to be controlled", Siddle said on Monday. Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbles during '60 Minutes' interview

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President Obama's approach to school discipline was announced in 2014 by then-Attorney General Eric Holder and then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Overall, I can't say overall that they have all gotten better ". "I have not - I have not -I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming", DeVos answered. DeVos's thoughts are imperfectly timed given President Donald Trump's analysis of the guns-in-school debate: a recent Twitter tirade revealed Trump's demand ... Read More »

Dead Amid String Of Package Explosions In Texas

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The Austin Police Department responded to another reported explosion , on Galindo Street, on Monday, after an urgent call came in at 11:50 a.m. local time. Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday that investigators hope to collect surveillance video from nearby homes to identify a suspect. It's not known if the victims knew each other or if they were targeted, he said. Read More »

South Korea Praises China's Role in North Nuclear Talks

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US expects North Korea to be in direct touch after President Donald Trump agreed to Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet, urging patience as preparations for the potentially historic handshake are worked out. Read More »

Singhvi, Ketkar among 10 Congress candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

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Two BJP leaders Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni will be trying their luck for Upper House from Madhya Pradesh. Anil Baluni, the national head of the BJP's media wing, has been named from Uttarakhand, while Saroj Pandey, who is presently the general secretary of the party, has been named from Chattisgarh. Read More »

Pennsylvania election to be a test of pre-midterm Democratic appeal

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Like most local candidates everywhere today, Lamb and Saccone are mere surrogates for national partisan interests rather than advocates for a clearly defined local constituency. "Just because my father's not on the ticket, they have to show up and vote", he said. That was in part because the party is gearing up for dozens of races in districts with a recent history of voting more Democratic in presidential races this fall - and in part because they didn't need to spend money to back ... Read More »

Kerala bans trekking following Theni forest fire

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Speaking to the media, Theni District Collector Pallavi Baldev said 15 persons have been rescued and search is on for others. The condition of four patients in GRH is highly critical, said it's Dean Dr.D.Maruthu Pandian. Speaking to reporters, Palaniswami said the trekking expedition had been done without getting the necessary permission from the forest department. Members of a trekking club from Chennai and some others from cities near the hills were on a Women's Day trek through ... Read More »

American Idol tries for second act on new network

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His audition was touching and his story was inspiring, but his music style was basically an imitation. More than 12 hours after arriving at auditions , she met Lionel Richie , Katy Perry and Luke Bryan face to face. "You know how to imitate, but you haven't found your thing yet". One pointed out that they are "soft" compared to veteran judges Cowell, Jackson, and Adbul. Read More »

Trump rolling out big trade tariffs, sparing Canada, Mexico

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Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly were also present, along with McMaster, Mattis, and Haspel. "His Tariff Plan Reminds Them Why". His warped reasoning - that because the USA has trade imbalances with certain countries, they must be "cheating" us - misses a great deal, too. Staffers have seen short-lists for vacancies and heard whispers of potential replacements for top jobs - but they hear little from the capricious President himself about what he is looking for in ... Read More »

East River helicopter crash kills five in New York City

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Liberty Helicopters has been involved in at least two other crashes, according to news accounts, including a mid-air collision with a small plane in August 2009 over the Hudson River that killed nine people. Two years before that, in July 2007, a Liberty sightseeing chopper carrying eight people dropped into the Hudson river. Within a minute the call was routed to an ambulance, the law enforcement official said, and soon Fire Department and Police Department sea rescue experts were working ... Read More »

Bangladesh plane carrying 67 passengers crashes in Nepal

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The bodies of ONGC deputy general managers Pankaj Garg and V K Bindu Lal Babu were recovered near the debris of the chopper and identified by afternoon. "There might be technical problems on the aircraft", Mahbubur Rahman, an official at Bangladesh's aviation ministry, told AFP . "However, this is a matter of justification and investigation". Read More »

Carragher apologizes for spitting at 14-year-old girl

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Footage has emerged showing the former Liverpool defender spitting at a man and his daughter out of his auto window after being teased for his side losing 2-1 at Old Trafford . " It's unacceptable behavior and we will be addressing it with Jamie ", stated a spokesperson for the channel. I just have no excuse. Sky Sports chiefs chose to pull him from Monday's MNF show and told him to stay away from their headquarters while they hold further discussions over whether to terminate his ... Read More »

Chemical industry slams Trump steel tariffs

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In talks, the United States should not expect any European Union concessions to win an exemption, European Union officials said. "Right now we are negotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, so we are holding off the tariffs to see if we can make a deal on a new NAFTA treaty", he stated. Read More »

Donald Trump says United States should consider death penalty for drug dealers

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Trump held that opinion of Saccone before leaving for the rally, and I've not been able to establish whether his time on the ground with the candidate changed his mind. The 18th District stretches from the southwest corner of the state east past Ligonier. Allegheny County, which is in the 18th District, had the highest drug overdose death rate in the nation in 2016, according to the Pew Research Center . Read More »

Feds Will Help States Train Armed Teachers

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It is almost a month after a deadly school shooting in Florida left 17 students and other school staffs dead. The White House actions come nearly exactly a month after the February 14 shooting killed 14 students and three adults at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and a few days ahead of a nationwide school walkout to honor the victims and press for stronger gun control measures, planned for Wednesday morning. Read More »

Fortnite is Getting Cross-Platform Play, Epic Confirms

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Microsoft are naturally into the idea of cross-platform play. For now mobile version of the game will only be available on iOS 11, with plans to launch on Android some time in the future. What Time Does Fortnite Mobile Come Out? Ironically, it is Microsoft's Xbox One that has shown more openness toward the feature but was not included by Epic. Read More »

NRA-Approved Politicians Voted For New Florida Gun Control Bill

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Meanwhile, the 19-year-old former student accused of carrying out the Parkland attack went before a judge Friday. MARTIN: That's Florida state legislator Kamia Brown. "If I veto the funding for this program now, this funding can not be used for additional law enforcement officers this year". An analysis by The Associated Press of the NRA Foundation's tax records found that about 500 schools across the United States received more than $7.3 million from 2010 through 2016, mostly through ... Read More »

Tariff exemption a sigh of relief

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Temporarily exempting Canada and Mexico from the new tariffs does not go almost far enough. "We're negotiating right now NAFTA and we're going to hold off the tariff on those two countries to see whether or not we're able to make the deal on NAFTA", he said. Read More »