• Kuwait asks Philippines ambassador to leave within one week
Kuwait asks Philippines ambassador to leave within one week

Villa offered a public apology Tuesday, as did the Philippines foreign minister, over the comments. The Foreign Ministry of Kuwait alleged that the embassy of the Philippines had violated diplomatic norms as its staff had helped Filipina domestic workers flee from their employers' homes in Kuwait.

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  • U.S. intelligence committee probe finds no Trump-Russia collusion
U.S. intelligence committee probe finds no Trump-Russia collusion

The US House Intelligence Committee formally opened its Russian Federation investigation on January 25, 2017, just five days after Trump took office. Their conclusions are certain to be attacked by Democrats on the committee, who have accused the Republicans of prematurely closing the investigation and failing to conduct it with the rigor that ...

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  • President Trump May Visit Israel for Jerusalem Embassy Opening
President Trump May Visit Israel for Jerusalem Embassy Opening

He stated on April 27 at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports The Jerusalem Post . Washington ultimately made a decision to expedite the process of relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv by repurposing a facility that now houses the consular operations of the Consulate General in Jerusalem .

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  • Iran, trade on the agenda as Merkel heads to the White House
Iran, trade on the agenda as Merkel heads to the White House

Germany's Angela Merkel was to visit U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday with no illusions of matching his "special relationship" with France's Emmanuel Macron , but hoping to foster a broader dialogue on trade - one of a batch of tricky topics likely to be addressed.

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  • Pompeo meets with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels
Pompeo meets with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels

Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a loyal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump with hawkish world views. In a press conference ahead of the talks, Stoltenberg slammed Moscow's "dangerous behaviour", citing the annexation of Crimea, interference in Ukraine, meddling in Western elections, cyber attacks...

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  • Oil prices push up on Iran sanction worries
Oil prices push up on Iran sanction worries

As far as India, this could ensure stable pricing of essential commodities as the rulers will face electorate next year. "We estimate every $10/barrel (bbl) rise in oil price would worsen the current account balance by 0.4% of GDP, increase inflation by 30-40 basis points (bps), hurt growth by 15 bps and worsen the fiscal balance by 0.1% of GDP.

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  • Wisconsin Refinery Fire Some Seen for Miles, Prompts Evacuations
Wisconsin Refinery Fire Some Seen for Miles, Prompts Evacuations

Husky Energy states all workers have been accounted for and that local air quality is being monitored. Husky's website says the Superior refinery processes light and heavy crude oil and produces asphalt, gasoline, diesel, and heavy fuel oils.

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  • GOP in Danger of Losing Senate Seats in Arizona, Nevada
GOP in Danger of Losing Senate Seats in Arizona, Nevada

Mayer will fill the seat left vacant in January by Westchester County Executive George Latimer when he assumed his new elected office. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyThe Hill's Morning Report: Koch Network re-evaluating midterm strategy amid frustrations with GOP Republican candidate favored in Arizona special House election Rep.

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  • Toronto van attack suspect charged with 10 counts of murder
Toronto van attack suspect charged with 10 counts of murder

This exposure is eliciting a variety of reactions among incels - some users are dismayed that their subculture might be exposed and then shut down, while others rejoice, calling Minassian a "saint" akin to the veneration Elliot Rodger receives in this community.

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  • London's Parliament Square finally gets first ever statue of woman
London's Parliament Square finally gets first ever statue of woman

She joins 11 men in Parliament Square - exactly 100 years after the Representation of the People Act extended the vote to all men and women in certain categories. She was a suffragist, or a person who believed in campaigning peacefully for women's rights. When it was announced that the statue would feature Fawcett, her great-great-nephew welcomed...

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  • Three sites established for Prescription Take Back Day
Three sites established for Prescription Take Back Day

At the last Take Back Day in Floyd County, about 64 lbs. of prescription drugs were collected. This is a safe and anonymous way to dispose of unused, expired and unwanted medications. The reason this is important is a phenomenon called drug diversion. In 2016, more than 40,000 people died from overdosing on opioids. "This event gives people the o...

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  • Steven Gerrard in talks to become next Rangers manager
Steven Gerrard in talks to become next Rangers manager

His side sit second in the U18 Premier League table, behind only Manchester United in the table. The 2005 Champions League victor is the bookies favourite to take over from Graeme Murty who has found the going tough in recent weeks, slipping to two Old Firm defeats in the league and Scottish Cup semi-final.

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  • Two arrested in connection with carjacking of pregnant teacher in Parkville
Two arrested in connection with carjacking of pregnant teacher in Parkville

She's being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to Baltimore County police . They knocked the teacher's cell phone from her hand, and when the teacher turned to run she fell and dropped her purse, police said.

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  • First Steps Taken in US-China Peace Talks on Trade
First Steps Taken in US-China Peace Talks on Trade

Then the two sides just end on a sour note, and the trade war continues. "I am not going to make any comment on the timing, nor do I have anything confirmed, but a trip is under consideration", Mnuchin told reporters. Officials haven't yet provided details on when exactly Mnuchin and others will travel to China or whom they will meet. USA s...

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  • Czechs to re-open Jerusalem consulate
Czechs to re-open Jerusalem consulate

Israel occupied east Jerusalem in the Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the global community. The decision by Romania's PSD to relocate the embassy comes after US President Donald Trump declared in December 2017 that his administration recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.

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  • Bar's Refusal To Serve Trump Supporter For MAGA Hat Not Illegal: Judge
Bar's Refusal To Serve Trump Supporter For MAGA Hat Not Illegal: Judge

All you have to do is get the word out that this business won't serve this person or that person. When the bargoers complained about rude service, the bartender allegedly told them "Anyone who supports Trump - or believes in what you believe - is not welcome here!" Piatek made a decision to sue for discrimination in Manhattan Supreme Court, cl...

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  • CMS Rule Ups Medicare Hospital Payments, Cuts Quality Measures
CMS Rule Ups Medicare Hospital Payments, Cuts Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would test a direct provider contracting (DPC) model within Medicare fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid programs, which could offer opportunities for long term and post-acute care providers (LT/PAC), according to industry sources.

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  • Arizona Republican heads for victory in tight race for House seat
Arizona Republican heads for victory in tight race for House seat

Lesko will fill the seat through the end of this congressional term in January and must run for re-election in November to continue serving. Lesko said she meant to join the House Freedom Caucus, the bloc of about three dozen conservatives who sometimes grumble that party leaders make too many concessions to Democrats on spending bills.

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  • Facebook revenue and user numbers increase despite data scandal
Facebook revenue and user numbers increase despite data scandal

The political consultancy Cambridge Analytica claimed that it used a similar technique, known as psychographics, in its work, though it has denied using data sourced from a Facebook personality quiz in the 2016 USA presidential election. Dr Kogan was questioned by MPs about his role in the data harvesting row. "Cambridge Analytica did not use t...

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  • Sheriff's deputy shot dead responding to ME robbery - manhunt underway for suspect
Sheriff's deputy shot dead responding to ME robbery - manhunt underway for suspect

Williams was arrested in March by Massachusetts State Police for carrying a handgun without a license and related firearms violations, after Troopers found a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson automatic in his vehicle, which he had crashed, according to the Boston Herald .

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  • Games With Loot Boxes Are Now Illegal in Belgium
Games With Loot Boxes Are Now Illegal in Belgium

The commission forfeited to pursue sanctions against Star Wars: Battlefront II since EA and DICE had the premium loot box mechanics removed. By contrast, Belgium found loot boxes to be in violation of Belgium's gambling laws, regardless of whether the content inside the loot boxes could be sold or traded for real-world currency.

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  • Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit
Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit

The suit , filed last month, named the president and Essential Consultants, a company Cohen created as a vehicle for the payment, as defendants. Cohen claimed that Federal Bureau of Investigation officials "seized various electronic devices and documents in my possession, which contain information relating to the $130,000 payment to plaintiff Step...

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  • Danish inventor convicted of killing and dismembering journalist aboard submarine
Danish inventor convicted of killing and dismembering journalist aboard submarine

Peter Madsen , inside his submarine in 2008 photo, has been given a life sentence for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall . It was a "cynical murder" of a journalist who was performing her duties, the court said in its ruling, which was not broadcast live due to a court order.

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  • The Biggest Movers: Cadence Design Climbs; Freeport McMoRan Slumps
The Biggest Movers: Cadence Design Climbs; Freeport McMoRan Slumps

Freeport-McMoRan now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.41. It has outperformed by 29.65% the S&P500. Jerome Pfund increased its stake in Ptc Therapeutics (PTCT) by 118.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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  • Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds: family
Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds: family

He was later transferred to a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank, and then to the Israeli hospital, where he died. Ahmed Abu Hussein (24), worked for Gaza's Al-Shaab radio station and wore a protective vest marked " Press " at the protest on Friday, April 13th, witnesses said.

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  • Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal
Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal

She acknowledged that she had asked for more removals of individuals with no right to be in the United Kingdom to take place, but was not familiar with suggestions that regional targets were in place. It was also announced that financial compensation will be given to members of the Windrush Generation negatively affected by enforcement of the e...

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  • Passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight used racial slurs, officials say
Passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight used racial slurs, officials say

Fortunately for everyone aboard, this occurred before takeoff, allowing Miami-Dade Police Department officers to board and arrest the man. Garcia, however, was less than cooperative, resisting arrest and even reaching for an officer's pistol.

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  • No objection if Manu Sharma is freed, says Jessica Lall's sister
No objection if Manu Sharma is freed, says Jessica Lall's sister

Sabrina's response to Tihar jail came after the jail officer sent her a letter regarding financial assistance from the victim welfare fund. Lal declined the compensation, saying, "I do not require it and request you to give the same to others, who are more in need".

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  • China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash
China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash

No details were given of casualties, but Chinese state television has broadcast images of the crashed coach in North Korea and the injured receiving treatment in hospital. It is estimated that tens of thousands of Chinese people visit the country every year, many traveling by train via the border town of Dandong. North Hwanghae Province is home...

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  • Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST
Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

Saturday Night: Mostly clear - low around 49. Wednesday, April 18: High: 42. Still, there will be just enough moisture to continue rain chances through Friday . Expect the dreaded April showers to return in between some sunny spells but it will be cooler also. Northeast wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will spread clouds back across the sta...

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