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Foreign policy, and not President Trump. "Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is hand-in-glove with the terrorists", he said . In a Twitter post, the spokesman, Col. John Dorrian of the Air Force, wrote: "Not true!" A suicide vehicle bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the IS group's Raqqa stronghold.
  • Russian Federation claims 'growing evidence' gas attack was fake

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    Despite the West's narrative being debunked by facts, circumstantial evidence, and simple logic, Tillerson still toyed with the possibility of sanctioning Russian Federation because of the so-called chemical weapons "attack". His remarks came at a news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, and Walid Muallem, who represents Syria's Assad regime, which is widely blamed for the deadly attack.
  • Japan: PM NKorea May Be Capable of Sarin-Loaded Missiles

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    The North Korean government condemned the US for sending "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the peninsula. The dollar nursed losses on Friday, on track for a losing week as continuing tensions in North Korea underpinned the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency.
  • World's oldest person, Italy's Emma Morano, dies at 117

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    He said he had last visited Morano on Friday, and she had talked to him and held his hand as she normally did. Emma Morano was born on November 29, 1899. FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 file photo, Emma Morano , 117 years old, blows candles on the day of her birthday in Verbania, Italy. She spent most of her life without a partner after leaving her violent husband in 1938.
  • Out on the hustings: Campaign taking BC leaders outside the Lower Mainland

    Out on the hustings: Campaign taking BC leaders outside the Lower Mainland

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    The New Democrat's announcement came just after the Liberals said they would cap bridge tolls to $500 per year for drivers in a bid to attract drivers in the Surrey and Delta ridings. De Jong says the NDP's plan "is not possible" unless one of two things happen: "an operating deficit, or massive tax increases", adding it's not sustainable and can not co-exist with a balanced budget.
  • BJP national executive meet to chalk out 2019 elections' strategy: Ram Madhav

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    Shah also hit out at opposition parties for questioning EVMs and said that blaming EVMs is disrespecting the Election Commission. Shah said he will spend 95 days touring the country to meet party leaders and workers and asked senior leaders and union ministers to give 15 days to strengthen the organisation while speaking about its growth prospects in states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha.
  • Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

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    But Trump's about-face has more to do with those closest to him and the way Stoltenberg has focused on shared priorities with the new President, as well as the deterioration of another key relationship: that of the U.S. Hours before the event, a US official agreed that better burden sharing is "on the right trajectory", noting that for the first time in 2015 and, after a collective decline in allies' national defense budgets, the numbers "started to peak back up".
  • 5-year-old dies after injury at Sun Dial rotating restaurant

    5-year-old dies after injury at Sun Dial rotating restaurant

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    A spokesperson with Atlanta police says the child' body got caught between a wall and the rotating floor. The boy fell and was pinned between a rotating table and a door. "Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life", Pickard added, terming it as a "very tragic incident".
  • China nuclear envoy in talks on North Korea threat

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    However Tillerson added that the objective is a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and that Washington has "no objective to change the regime in North Korea". On Sunday, a North Korean Foreign Ministry official was quoted on state-run media as vowing to step up the country's defenses to protect itself from airstrikes like the USA carried out against Syria last week.
  • Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots

    Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots

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    He was shot at a protest in the central city of Barquisimeto on Tuesday. No major protests were announced for yesterday, but opposition leaders called for huge rallies on April 19. That will be the next big showdown in an increasingly tense crisis that has raised worldwide concerns for stability in Venezuela. Maduro's adversaries are demanding the government call delayed state elections, which polls suggest would not go well for the ruling Socialists.
  • France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

    France election: Far-left Melenchon enjoys late poll surge

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    Contrasting it with Marine Le Pen's protectionist platform, they warned the far-right leader "would cause historic regression for the French, particularly the poorest". Ms Le Pen has, in turn, denied any links with racists, anti-Semities or xenophobes and is convinced she can appeal to moderate voters. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7.
  • Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks

    Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks

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    Around 100 migrants were feared missing after their boat sank near the coast of Tripoli , a Libyan coastguard official said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency. Libya serves as a popular starting point for migrants, mostly from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, to try to reach Europe. Libya remains a major gateway for asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, with more than 450,000 people having made the crossing over the past three years.
  • Labour ruling 'fails Jewish community', says Chief Rabbi

    Labour ruling 'fails Jewish community', says Chief Rabbi

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    He said he had "agonised" over whether to leave Labour given its troubles with anti-Semitism for close to two years but had concluded: "At present it's impossible for me to be against discrimination and remain in the party". Mr Watson's outspoken condemnation of the " incomprehensible " disciplinary ruling came after the Chief Rabbi accused the party of "failing the Jewish community" by not expelling the ex-London mayor over the controversial remarks.
  • Cruz: Close House race in Kansas 'a warning sign'

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    You could argue, then, that the squeaker in Kansas's 4 Congressional District is not a sign of things to come in 2018. Ted Cruz was dispatched to campaign for Estes. "You have to let these races unfold in their unique milieu and not turn it into a partisan proxy war", Russell said. "I believe that after tonight, the KS Republican Party will be 32-0 in federal and statewide elections since nominating Sam Brownback for governor", Brownback's former chief of staff, David Kensinger, said in an ...
  • Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence

    Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence

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    Former George W. Bush advisor Elliott Abrams is offering some unsolicited advice for President Trump: Dump Steve Bannon as chief political strategist. The neoconservatives are once again emboldened after Trump's military strike on Syria last week . Democrats waged a campaign to brand him as "President Bannon".