• Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

    Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

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    Israel's Army Radio reported that, given tensions with Iran over Syria, the Israeli air force canceled plans to send F-15 fighter jets to take part in the US -hosted exercise Red Flag, which begins on April 30. According to Daniel, Israel was bracing for a possible Iranian missile salvo or armed drone assault from Syria. Another strike, however, which was aimed specifically at the Iranian drone unit at the site and killed seven Iranian Guard troops , was only confirmed by an anonymous "senior ...
  • U.S. calls on International Monetary Fund to do more to address unfair trade practices

    U.S. calls on International Monetary Fund to do more to address unfair trade practices

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    He said the United States welcomes the IMF's new initiative, the External Sector Report, which is the Fund's assessment of global currency valuations and FX rate correlations. China retaliated with tariffs of its own on US imports, particularly from the agriculture and metal industries. Secretary Mnuchin indicated he is now involved in a "dialogue" with the Chinese government to resolve the trade dispute.
  • Theresa May said to face cabinet pressure over Brexit customs union

    Theresa May said to face cabinet pressure over Brexit customs union

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    Members of the House of Lords have already inflicted an embarrassing defeat on the May government by voting against her flagship Brexit legislation, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, also known as the Repeal Bill. She added: "We need to find out ways that we can continue to trade across borders, and of course deliver on our commitment that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland".
  • Russian Federation advocates broader United Nations presence in Syria

    Russian Federation advocates broader United Nations presence in Syria

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    Last week, the president announced military action against Syria in response to the reported chemical attack . On April 14, the US, France and the United Kingdom carried out coordinated airstrikes against Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in the city of Douma in the suburban Damascus region of Eastern Ghouta on April 7.
  • Melania Trump's first state dinner will feature a nod to the Clintons

    Melania Trump's first state dinner will feature a nod to the Clintons

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    At former First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Sunday, former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton , George W. Bush, and Barack Obama gathered for a photo together. "Find someone who smiles at you the way Melania Trump smiles at Barack Obama", another Twitter user, Grace, posted to her account. Sitting amongst a number of the White House's previous residents - including the Clintons, the Bushes, and the Obamas - Melania paid her respects to one of her predecessors at the St.
  • India joins United Nations in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

    India joins United Nations in condemning terror attacks in Afghanistan

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    TV stations broadcast live footage of hundreds of distraught locals gathered at hospitals seeking word about loved ones. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and the United Nations mission in the country strongly condemned the attack, for which the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility.
  • CDC: Throw out your romaine lettuce

    CDC: Throw out your romaine lettuce

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    Even if someone has already eaten some and not gotten sick, the lettuce should still be thrown away to be on the safe side, as USA Today notes. The source of the infection has not been identified, but the CDC said Wednesday that restaurants and retailers should stop serving salads and salad mixes with lettuce "from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region".
  • Kim Jong Un: North Korea no longer needs nuclear tests

    Kim Jong Un: North Korea no longer needs nuclear tests

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    North Korea says its quest for nuclear weapons is "complete" and it "no longer needs" to test its weapons capability, a significant development ahead of diplomatic engagement with South Korea and the United States . Mr Trump is expected to hold a summit with Mr Kim by June. Moon said he saw the possibility of a peace agreement, or even worldwide aid for the North's economy, if it denuclearizes.
  • DOJ watchdog sends criminal referral for McCabe to federal prosecutor

    DOJ watchdog sends criminal referral for McCabe to federal prosecutor

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    The report came after a months-long internal investigation into McCabe's conduct, much of which is said to have taken place around the 2016 U.S. election. The prior FBI Director included that he enjoyed McCabe "as far like a individual, but some times even good people do things they shouldn't do ..." The report said McCabe authorized Federal Bureau of Investigation officials to share nonpublic information with a reporter - in this case, details about a tense call between McCabe and a senior ...
  • World War II bomb find sparks evacuation in Berlin

    World War II bomb find sparks evacuation in Berlin

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    The 1,100lb bomb was believed to have been dropped by the British. Police finally gave the all-clear at around 1:30pm after experts successfully disabled the bomb. A bomb defusing team pose next to a 500-kilogram World War II bomb near the main train station in Berlin , Germany, April 20, 2018 in this handout photo posted by the Berlin Police on Twitter.
  • British government apologises for treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants

    British government apologises for treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants

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    The landing cards, which were filled out by Commonwealth migrants arriving in the United Kingdom , a process which began with the Empire Windrush ship in 1948, had been stored in the basement of an office in Croydon. A taskforce created by the Home Office to examine concerns related to the Windrush scandal is dealing with more than 100 cases just days after its creation, it has emerged.
  • Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

    Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

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    Arizona teachers also voted late Thursday to go on strike and plan to walk off the job April 26. That drew a sharp retort from gubernatorial spokesman Daniel Scarpinato, calling those conclusions "based on one faulty analysis that underestimates the amount of revenue growth in the state".
  • Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted on felony computer-tampering charge

    Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted on felony computer-tampering charge

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    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday that his investigation into Greitens' charity, The Mission Continues , has uncovered evidence of criminal activity . Dowd said. "Give me a break". Hawley said he had handed the evidence over to Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's Office and that the statute of limitations for the charge was fast approaching.
  • Queen urges Commonwealth to name Prince Charles as its next leader

    Queen urges Commonwealth to name Prince Charles as its next leader

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    The 53 leaders, gathered at Buckingham Palace, are to make a decision on the succession on Friday, the BBC quoted 10 Downing Street as saying. While Mr Turnbull once led the campaign for Australia to become a republic, he said there was no inconsistency with wanting a British monarch to run the Commonwealth.
  • Operator Jailed for Hanging Up

    Operator Jailed for Hanging Up

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    Crenshanda Williams , 44, worked at the Houston Emergency Center until she was sacked in August 2016 after she was accused of hanging up on callers. Among the other calls she ended prematurely was that of Hua Li, who dialed emergency services to report a gas station robbery and shootout in March 2016.
  • Here's what happened on the fatal Southwest Airlines flight

    Here's what happened on the fatal Southwest Airlines flight

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    Southwest made the comments past year after US regulators proposed making the inspections mandatory. The FAA said on Wednesday it would finalize the airworthiness directive it had proposed in August within two weeks. Others said he was selfish to focus on messaging instead of on the critically injured passenger a few rows away. As a result of the 2016 incident, engine manufacturer CFM International, a GE Aviation/Safran Aircraft Engines joint venture, had issued guidance as recently as ...