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South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest

Thousands of supporters of arrested former President Park gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to call for her release. She was jailed on Thursday because prosecutors said the accusations against her are "grave". Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, who was arrested in February in connection to the scandal , was in court for more than seven hours for his hearing, and his detention was approved early the following day. Read More

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'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

In addition, the editorial also brought up us missile strikes on Libya, in 1986, and Sudan, in 1998, accusing the USA of not having realized its "political goals" in both situations. In response, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson only offered a 23-word statement: "North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile". Read More

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Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago

I can see that. Chinese state media reported late Thursday that Trump has accepted Xi's invitation to visit China this year. "We'll be making a lot of additional progress", Trump told the press Friday. Security Council resolutions on Syria, including a 2016 plan for a cease-fire in Aleppo and proposed sanctions on the use of chemical weapons. Trump entered the meeting talking tough. Read More

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Low turnout will hand victory to Le Pen, rivals warn

Far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen waves to supporters at the end of her speech during a meeting in La Bazoche Gouet, central France, Monday, April 3, 2017. Not long ago Le Pen's National Front party was considered too far out of the mainstream to be taken seriously. "Many people think this measure is only meant for those who do not have work", Hamon said of the plan, which he says would cost 35 billion euros ($37 billion) a year but economists say could cost ... Read More

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Israel shuts Egypt border crossing following terror warning

Israel shuts Egypt border crossing following terror warning

More than 40 people were killed and scores injured in two church bombings claimed by Daesh group in northern Egypt on Sunday. Israel's Ministry of Transport and Intelligence had moments earlier announced that the Taba border crossing would be closed effective immediately to Israeli citizens in the direction of Sinai until the end of the Passover holiday on April 18. Read More

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Fifth body recovered after hikers caught in Canada avalanche

Fifth body recovered after hikers caught in Canada avalanche

Percival says a 911 call came in reporting an avalanche and that five of the six hikers were possibly missing. CBC News, citing one rescue team member, said the group may have fallen as much as 500 meters when the cornice collapsed. "They didn't do anything wrong", he said. Colwell says the trail the hikers used isn't usually considered risky, but snow and wintry conditions can pose additional risks. Read More

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Skiing business goes tri-polar with Intrawest deal

Skiing business goes tri-polar with Intrawest deal

In February, Vail Resorts, of Colorado, announced a $50 million deal to acquire another Vermont ski area, Stowe Mountain Resort from insurance giant American International Group. "A new ownership structure brings new opportunities for Stratton, its employees, and local businesses in the area. Each has its own unique story and its own unique sense of place", said Eric Resnick, chief executive officer of KSL, in a release. Read More

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Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

Aspen Skiing Co. operates resorts in the Aspen region. For the second time in less than two months, a Vermont ski resort is being acquired by a buyer from out west. business model. "A new ownership structure brings new opportunities for Stratton, its employees, and local businesses in the area". Intrawest has been paring down its resort holdings since selling California's Mammoth Mountain in 2005. Read More

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Leahy, Welch, react to airstrikes launch in Syria

Leahy, Welch, react to airstrikes launch in Syria

Both senators calls on the Trump administration to put forth a clear plan of action so that Congress and the American people can decide whether or not to support continued military strikes. "As the Constitution requires, the president must come to Congress to authorize any further use of force" against the country, he added. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turned the tables on Trump and warned Republicans that they should be helping the middle class and rebuilding America instead of spending more money ... Read More

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Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 21

Christians make up roughly 10 percent of Egypt's population, and almost all Christians are Copts, of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The ISIS later claimed responsibility for the blast. Germany has condemned the bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Egyptian Christians have repeatedly been targeted by jihadists including the Islamic State group. Read More

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Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 15 people including four children were killed in Saturday's airstrike on the village of Hneida. Commenting on the announcement, Prince Mohammed said that this city will become "a prominent cultural landmark and an important center for meeting the future generation's recreational, cultural and social needs in the Kingdom". Read More

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Shooting at Coral Gables mall leaves one person dead

Shooting at Coral Gables mall leaves one person dead

Witnesses identified the gunman as a 33-year-old trainer, and those wounded were the general manager and a trainer, it said. Shoppers Roman Lugo, seated, left, Siuris Rodriguez, center, and Chelsea Lugo, right, sit on the pavement after being evacuated from the Shops at Merrick Park after a shooting, Saturday, April 8, 2017 , in Coral Gables, Fla . Read More

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Critics savage 'Washington poodle' Johnson for pulling out of Moscow visit

It said Lavrov and his USA counterpart agreed to continue discussions on Syria in person. In particular, he blamed Russian hackers for their alleged involvement in the U.S. "The strikes undoubtedly change the tone of the conversation, given the de-confliction protocols, between Russian Federation and the US have been suspended in Syria", Michael Kofman from Center for Naval Analyses told VOA. Read More

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Police find remains of Missouri woman 7 months after her disappearance

Police find remains of Missouri woman 7 months after her disappearance

The family said it had searched rural areas almost every weekend since she went missing. Yust was also a former boyfriend of Kopetsky before her disappearance in 2007. Yust was arrested by Missouri Highway Patrol in September 2016 and was charged with knowingly burning Runions' vehicle. Police have discovered a possible break in two cases involving young women who vanished, seemingly without a trace. Read More

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Trump targets Obama aide

Trump targets Obama aide

And then you have people like Evelyn Farkas, who tell us that the administration was putting pressure on members of Congress to ask the intelligence community for as much disclosure as possible. Rice dismissed the reports as "absolutely false" in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday. She did not, however, agree with her critics that her unmasking requests were for political gain. Read More

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A Trump critic, Scotland's Sturgeon says she would meet him

Mr Trump has often celebrated his Scottish ancestry, as his mother came from the Western Isles. In response to a challenging question about whether her search for Scottish independence conflicted with the values of the United Nations, she responded: "One of the reasons I want us to be self-governing is precisely because I want us to play a constructive and better role in the wider world". Read More

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Amazon launches

Amazon launches "Amazon Cash"

Officially called as Amazon Cash, this one lets the shopper add cash to his account. Amazon Cash allows customers to add balance to their account without having to link their bank cards. Amazon has has targeted less financially established customers previously, with its grocery delivery offering announcing it would accept food stamps as part of a pilot program earlier this year. Read More

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Ex-Davao police chief named DILG OIC

Ex-Davao police chief named DILG OIC

Malacañang summoned the three officials to inform them of the designation of Cuy, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said. Duterte added he was "still scouting for another talent" to replace Sueno in the powerful Cabinet position. Sueno was the second minister to be forced out the Cabinet, with lawmakers earlier rejecting the appointment of foreign minister Perfecto Yasay on citizenship issue. Read More

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BJP takes jibe on SP-Congress combine on farm loan waiver

BJP takes jibe on SP-Congress combine on farm loan waiver

However, the farmers of Uttar Pradesh on 4 April, 2017 expressed happiness and gratitude to the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government for waiving off their loans. "The BJP has waived off loans of Rs 1,40,000 crore of big industrial houses and industrialists". Focusing on the attendance of ministers in review meetings and cabinet meetings the chief minister in his first cabinet counted the ministers himself to see whether all were present. Read More

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Luis Fires In-Form Atletico Up To Third

Luis Fires In-Form Atletico Up To Third

Real Sociedad dropped from fifth to seventh in the standings. If Simeone can convince the player that the project next year is worth sticking around for, together they might repel Real Madrid's advances but if Hernandez really does want to leave, there are few (maybe even none) clubs in the world that can match Real Madrid for stature. Read More

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Bilic: West Ham are fighting for Premier League survival

Arsenal had failed to assert itself in the first period as West Ham threatened through a Manuel Lanzini free kick before Mark Noble drove narrowly wide after stealing possession. However, his future beyond this season remains unclear, with neither Wilshere nor Arsenal confirming that he will return to the Emirates. The striker has scored five and set up one in his last eight appearances for the Hammers. Read More

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Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

The president, President Trump, could simply consult with members of both parties to try to come up with a consensus nominee who could get approved and meet a 60-vote threshold. The Senate would then vote on Thursday on whether to limit the debate. Durbin said he expects Gorsuch will ultimately be confirmed. When I had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Gorsuch in my office, we spoke about the role of government and federalism, the Second Amendment, protecting life and upholding our ... Read More

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Pink Star diamond sells for world record $71.2m

May 2016: A large diamond known as the Oppenheimer Blue set a new auction record, reaching a price of $50.6m (£34.7m at the exchange rate then current). "At a time of unprecedented demand for the finest in coloured diamonds, I am delighted to be bringing this magnificent stone back to the market". Cutting the diamond took almost two years to complete. Read More

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Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

The Miami Open proved to be the third tournament that the Swiss has won since January, although the former world number one has revealed that he is now planning a break of nearly two months before the 2017 French Open. Even so, Federer's recent run is remarkable. "One of the best comebacks ever on the tour". His best start since 2006 comes after he missed the final six months of a year ago with a left knee injury. Read More

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The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Three different courts sided with the district, claiming that federal law only requires that schools provide students with " some educational benefit", a standard they determined Douglas County had met with Endrew . Roberts Jr. said students with disabilities should be academically challenged based on their needs. It is not the case, in other words, that Judge Gorsuch happened to be a government lawyer at a time when the government-his client-endorsed torture and a sweeping view of ... Read More

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Chicago Police Seek 2nd Teen in Facebook Sexual Assault Case

Guglielmi said Johnson was "visibly upset" after he watched. They said during a Sunday news conference that an arrest warrant had been issued for a second teenager and that they were actively searching for him. "The young men responsible should be ashamed of themselves". Between going missing and the next morning her mother saw the Facebook Live video of her daughter being assaulted. Read More

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Cincinnati police search for suspects in deadly nightclub shooting

Rodgers said in a statement Sunday that Cameo will remain closed until the police investigation is complete. One person was killed and at least 14 others injured in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning in Cincinnati . He said it doesn't appear there was any video footage of the shooting. Isaac said some of the wounded could be key witnesses, and city officials urged any reluctant potential witnesses to help, saying they would be protected. Read More

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Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault, says Speaker

Ironically, the first law-breaker who figures on the Air India "blacklist" happens to be a law-maker from Maharashtra, a former teacher with two terms as legislator and now a first-time MP from Osmanabad district. The MP started shouting at him, snatched his glasses and pushed him to the ground. Congress leader Oscar Fernandes said that whether it is a MP or a citizen, nobody has the right to beat anybody. Read More

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Proposal has Rikers Island becoming part of LaGuardia

Proposal has Rikers Island becoming part of LaGuardia

The new facilities would offer mental health services to help inmates. Rikers Island would be closed in a decade under de Blasio's ambitious plan . The city also operates four prisons in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx with a combined capacity of 3,000 prisoners. "Given the potential small size of any proposed jail required to address the local need, pursuing the siting of a jail in our borough is simply inconsistent with the administration's stated views", Oddo said. Read More

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United States of America women's hockey overwhelms Russian Federation, 7-0, in IIHF world championships

The Canadians had been tough to topple due to their strong team game, Raty said . The U.S. will face Russian Federation and Canada will look to bounce back against Finland on Saturday as they continue the three-game opening round. With just a bit over two minutes left in the second period, USA defenseman Megan Bozek took off with the puck from just inside the red line and roared all the way down the right wing. Read More

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Trump boosts USA military authority for Somalia fighting

Trump signed a directive on Wednesday declaring parts of Somalia an "area of active hostilities ", where war-zone targeting rules will apply for at least 180 days, the officials said. The move follows a similar expansion of war powers in Yemen. According to court documents, Jama and Dhirane sent money to financiers of al-Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya , which they referred to respectively as the "Hargeisa side" and the "Nairobi side". Read More

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Watch World Cup Qualification Online, Team News and TV Info

Watch World Cup Qualification Online, Team News and TV Info

Neymar, captaining the side, missed a penalty and saw an effort chalked off for offside on an evening when he was routinely on the end of rough treatment from the Paraguay defenders. It leaves Argentina in fifth place, which requires Russian Federation 2018 qualification via the playoffs, and while the "Albicelestes" would fancy their chances against New Zealand in a two-legged playoff, coach Edgardo Bauza would be no guarantee to last until November such is the pressure. Read More

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