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NAFTA: Canada's dairy farmers say they've given enough in past trade deals

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The study was released as Mexico, Canada and the United States gather in Montreal for the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations. "We have come to Montreal with a lot of new ideas, a lot of creative strategies to try to bridge some of the gaps in the negotiations", Canadian chief negotiator Steve Verheul told reporters, adding that he had "high hopes" of progress. Read More »

South Korea looks for WTO support over United States tariffs

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One official from Hanhwa Q Cells, the largest South Korean solar module manufacturer, said the company would turn its focus to the European, Japanese and Australian markets in the wake of the protectionist measures in the U.S. They say tariffs will raise their costs and make solar less price-competitive with other energy sources. It will, however, help to preserve the use of fossil fuels for power generation, the underlying Trump priority. Read More »

Myanmar 'ready' to receive Rohingyas from Bangladesh

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More than 680,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown by Myanmar's military that began following attacks by a Rohingya militant group on August 25. He said the "refugees shouldn't be returned to camps guarded by the very same Burmese [Myanmar] forces who forced them to flee massacres and gang rapes, and torched villages". Read More »

United States says Hong Kong must tighten rules to enforce North Korea sanctions

Analysts said China was unlikely to heed the USA expulsion call, especially with tensions easing on the Korean peninsula following Pyongyang's decision to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not - we will see! Tensions on the Korean Peninsula were kept intense over the past year, as the crisis has been worsened by the exchange of personal insults and confrontational rhetoric between the leaders of the U.S. Read More »

Mike Zimmer praises Teddy Bridgewater's recovery from devastating knee injury

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One internal candidate could be quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, who previously coached tight ends and running backs in Minnesota. So, if following Shurmur isn't an option, I think the run the Vikings have made will convince them to bring back Keenum, whether they sign Bridgewater or not, and install him as the starter entering camp and the regular season. Read More »

Elton John's farewell tour coming to Louisville

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But before he says goodbye, though, he'll be embarking on one last farewell outing, the " Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour ". "Last year I picked up an infection in South America and it knocked me side-ways, but I still did 96 shows last year". Read More »

Airlines cancel flights to Bicol over Mayon's thick ash clouds

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A level four warning means a hazardous volcanic eruption is imminent. The Volcanology Institute said two "explosion-type earthquakes" and 18 tremors had happened since Monday afternoon. suddenly it got dark and you could not see who you were with", Mr Danny Garcia, a spokesman for Albay province where Mayon is located, told AFP. In a media briefing Monday, the agency's director Renato Solidum warned that this eruption could be similar to that of 2001, which featured pyroclastic flow, ... Read More »

The dates of the 2018 IPL have been confirmed

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The new edition of IPL has grabbed eyeballs as this time it's going to be bigger and better. "The Broadcasters requested for a change in timings and IPL governing council in principal has accepted it", said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla. Kings XI will play four of their seven home matches at their home base in Mohali and the remaining three in Indore. "The matter is in court". We are waiting for that. Read More »

Issok: Arsenal move a dream come true - Mkhitaryan

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Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger took the decision to leave out the Gabon global again amid reports he is chasing a move to Premier League side Arsenal , who look set to lose forward Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United . "I can not say if anything will happen in the next few days". "The final decision is not made". "We often tried to reason with him", Schurrle added. Read More »

Russian Federation pulls Death of Stalin

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It is not clear if the film, starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, will be shown in Russian Federation at all. "The distribution certificate for the film The Death of Stalin has been withdrawn", a culture ministry spokeswoman told AFP. Read More »

Storm "Georgina" due tonight to bring gusts of 120kms

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The country looks like it's going to be hit with even more bad weather tonight. Met Éireann have now named tonight's wind storm "Georgina" and have issued a status orange warning which will be valid until Wednesday morning at 5am. "The strongest swathe of winds will pass the Hebrides and the north west Highlands with gusts of wind up to 80mph possible". The severe winds will abate tomorrow morning, Wednesday, and it will be a bright day with blustery showers. Read More »

Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login

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The false Saturday morning warning that an ICBM was inbound lasted for almost 40 minutes, and Hawaiian Governor David Ige has revealed why it took him so long to correct the facts. The false alert was accidentally sent out from Hawaii's Emergency Operations Center. After emergency drills began at the end of a year ago, Hawaii revived Cold War-era nuclear sirens in fear of an attack from North Korea , according to The Washington Post . Read More »

Venice's mayor pledges action over €1100 dinner bill

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Venice Today called the bill "dizzying" and says the group complained to police after returning to Bologna, where they are studying at university. A local residents group, Gruppo 25 Aprile, said the incident is evidence that tourists are being exploited by non-local owners. Read More »

Trump inclined to allow Nunes memo to be released

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Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) of using classified material to build a memo on a "conspiracy theory". Nunes, Goodlatte and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy have met to discuss what should be released publicly under the Intelligence Committee process, with many Republicans on board to move quickly to make the memo public. Read More »

Here's What Abortion Looks Like In America Since Roe v. Wade

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This will increase the number of American women who die or are permanently injured during unsafe, illegal abortions - or, perhaps, arrested for using birth control. They will push for those bills again this year, as well as legislation to show ultrasound images to women who are considering an abortion, Daudt said. Read More »

Intel Says Patches for Meltdown and Spectre are Flawed

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When Intel admitted the crashes were also hitting its Kaby Lake and Skylake processors, its advice was to keep deploying the patches. However, after customers began reporting crashes caused by the patch, Microsoft had to go back to the drawing board and find a new way to fix this issue, according to the Telegraph. Read More »

The Case for School Choice in 2018

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Across the country, schools are participating in National School Choice Week creating awareness about the many different educational options for students. While those at the rally had connections to charter schools, their support is for all school choice options, including private schools, magnet schools, online learning and home schools. Read More »

Democrats End Trump Shutdown After Republicans Commit To DREAM Act Vote

If passed by the House and signed by the President this bill will do several things including reopening the government short-term. They will vote on a spending bill to fund the government to Thursday, Feb. This shutdown, which began on Friday on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president, undercut his self-crafted image as a deal-maker who would fix the broken culture in Washington . Read More »

European Union makes controversial decision to remove 8 countries from tax haven list

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Al Khoori continued, "the UAE has made significant advancements in terms of global competitiveness". In each case, the commitments were backed by letters signed at a high political level. But possible sanctions, which have also been demanded by European Union tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici , as well as by countries like France and the Netherlands, were not discussed by ministers. Read More »

Evaluating where Super Bowl quarterbacks played in college

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But they will have to duke it out against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Donovan McNabb and Co. fell to Brady and New England in the 2004 Super Bowl , a 24-21 victory for the Patriots. No lead is safe against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Nick Foles' 53-yard TD pass to Alshon Jeffery by the Eagles in the NFC championship game is the longest touchdown pass by any player against the Vikings this season, including the playoffs. Read More »

Venezuelan constitutional assembly orders elections by end of April

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Both Mr Rubio and Mr Menendez wrote in their open letter: "We have serious doubts about whether Venezuela has the capacity to launch a cryptocurrency, but regardless, it is imperative that the U.S. Antonio Jose Benavides; elections chief Tibisay Lucena Ramirez; and head of the national intelligence agency Gustavo Enrique Gonzalez. The individuals' would have their property and interests in the United States blocked or frozen and would be denied entry into the United States. Read More »

Unemployment Rate Drops to Six-Month Low

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The state Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation noted in a news release that jobs statewide are up by 31,400 since December 2016, a gain of 1.1 percent. That employer survey is recognized as the most reliable indicator of job growth. The strongest job markets were to be found in the eastern part of the state . Read More »

Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent

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These were forces aligning against an anti-establishment president who was just annoying enough to ask the wrong questions and strip this society of their secret powers. Page had reportedly already completed her stint working in the special counsel's office by that time. On Tuesday, Johnson revealed more of the text exchanges while speaking on a conservative radio show in Wisconsin. Read More »

US embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence

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The United States Congress in 1995 passed a law requiring the U.S. to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The embassy will open before the end of next year. Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a "disaster" and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it. A team led by Mr Trump' son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is now finalising a peace initiative which the administration insists will be good for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Read More »

Palestinian refugees rally in Rafah over U.S. cut of its UNRWA aid

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The $45 million allotment was meant for food aid as part of the UNRWA's West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal . Head of the Popular Refugee Committee in Rafah, Ziad al-Sarfandi, said the rally comes in response to the USA decision to curtail its aids to the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees. Read More »

School bus full of kids slides backwards down slick hill

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The bus began to slide because of a flash freeze that led to slippery roads, reported. WBZ-TV in Boston reports there were no injuries and only minor damage to the bus and auto, according to police. Marlene Cronin said she narrowly avoided being involved in the crash. The incident was caught on camera by Cheryl Katz, a resident watching from a nearby house. Read More »

At least 33 killed in twin vehicle bombs in Libya's Benghazi

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Ahmed Fitouri, a commander in the Libyan National Army, died in the blast, the Libya Herald reported. The second explosion occurred minutes later close to the first blast site after security and health officials arrived. The North African nation has had competing governments aligned with rival military factions; one U.N. -backed government based in Tripoli and the other Haftar LNA aligned government based in Tobruk in the east since 2014. Read More »

Sweden: Chinese ambassador summoned over Gui disappearance

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Gui was one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers who mysteriously vanished in late 2015 only to resurface in Chinese police custody. "After that, I have not heard anything", she told Radio Sweden from Cambridge, England. Margot Wallström, Sweden's foreign minister, told reporters her government had "detailed knowledge" of Saturday's events and was "working round the clock" on the issue. Read More »

Gangrape victim kills herself in Odisha

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family of the victim. It might be recalled that entire state was shocked at the alleged rape of a school going girl while she was returning home from market in Kunduli of Semiliguda block in October previous year. Read More »

Bombing outside Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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Formally known as the Save the Children Fund, the office is part of the worldwide non-governmental organization that works to promote children's rights, provide relief and help support children in developing countries. Tolo News said 11 people had been injured. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. TOLO news agency cited eyewitnesses as saying that children attending a nearby school have been seen running from the area amid gunfire. Read More »