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Trump to Quit JCPOA if significant changes not made

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According to Ravid, President Trump told Netanyahu that if he is unable to secure European backing for major changes to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, he would not hesitate to leave the deal. But make no mistake about it: This is their last chance. Both Trump and Netanyahu have been outspoken critics of the Obama-era deal, which lifted crippling economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for it curbing its nuclear program. Read More »

West Suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018

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Michigan Avenue turned green Sunday, marking the 60th annual Detroit St. Patrick's Parade. In Northwood Park, the Northwest Side Irish Parade stepped off for its 15th year. Join more than 30,000 attendees in our annual celebration featuring a parade with over 125 entries, more than 75 food/craft booths, a beer garden, two band stages, and a Celtic village. Read More »

NCAA Tournament: West Regional Preview

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The Tar Heels have the edge over the rest. Also keep an eye on No. 6 Houston and No. 11 San Diego State in Wichita, Kansas . If NCAA Tournament regions were cliche high school movie cliques, the West Regional would be the hangout for the kids that didn't quite fit in to other groups. Read More »

Zarif visits Islamabad for a three-day tour

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Muhammad Javad Zarif will also address the special sitting of Islamabad Institute of Strategic Studies titled 70 years of Pak, Iran Relationship and its Future. Zarif will participate in the Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Forum in Pakistan's commercial center of Karachi on March 13. Iran and Pakistan seek to increase bilateral trade volume to nearly five billion dollars per year. Read More »

Hundreds of migrants rescued in mediterranean

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Officials on board the Aquarius processed the mirgrants as they boarded the ship. The Nigerians rescued yesterday were aboard a boat with 110 other migrants. Rescuers said the migrant boat was on the verge of completely sinking when they reached them. Another boat which had 112 people on board was turned back off Garabulli, east of Tripoli. Read More »

CANADA STOCKS-TSX recovers after Trump exempts Canada from tariffs

Trump pressed ahead with a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum on Thursday, but gave initial exemptions to Canada and Mexico, starting immediately with an unspecified duration. The trilateral talks have gone on for six months with few signs of progress. They say that exemptions for specific countries to the tariffs would only allow China - whose huge plant expansions have driven a global glut of steel and aluminum - to skirt the duties by exporting through third ... Read More »

Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages

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Amnesty's report, Remaking Rakhine State , says that along with new civilian infrastructure to accommodate returnees, the region is being "militarised at an alarming pace". At least 9,000 Rohingya were killed in Rakhine state from August 25 to September 24 a year ago, according to Doctors Without Borders. The report also highlights concerns that abandoned Rohingya land will be set aside for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and other non-Muslim groups in the area, and that alterations to the ... Read More »

Hong Kong democratic opposition fails to regain veto power in legislature

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The vote came on the same day that China's Communist Party-controlled legislature approved a measure to drop term limits for president , clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. One of those barred candidates, Agnes Chow , was a student leader during the 2014 protests known as the Umbrella Movement and one of the democracy movement's most visible young politicians. Read More »

Knifeman killed at Iran ambassador's Vienna home

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The incident happened at about 11:35 p.m. local time on Sunday when the man, who is believed to have been 26 years old, attacked a soldier at an army post outside the ambassador's residence. A spokesman from the Defense Ministry said early indications are that the guard "acted within the rules". Police have ordered reinforcements around all diplomatic missions in Vienna , which is also home to many worldwide organizations. Read More »

Trump's Looming Trade War Has Asian Allies Seeking Peace

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U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan is calling on President Donald Trump to take a "surgical, more targeted" approach when implementing hefty taxes on steel and aluminum imports or the U.S. Is there any sign yet, Scott, that this is impacting the president's plans, that the White House is listening? But it remains to be seen if Trump's explanation is merely simple or simplistic. Read More »

References to Japan PM Abe and wife removed - documents

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But Harris added: "It now seems to be more a question of whether Abe can manage an orderly exit at the end of his term in September or whether he'll resign hastily again - but I don't see how he can win a new mandate amidst the Abe fatigue that will surely grow after these revelations". Read More »

Future of Welsh steel industry at risk from USA tariffs

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They are set to go into effect in 15 days. After announcing the measures, which will exclude Canada and Mexico, President Trump stated that other countries with "security relationships" with the United States would be able to discuss "alternative ways" to address the tariffs; however, he gave no specifics. Read More »

European Union continues to fight proposed United States trade tariffs

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Following a meeting in Brussels over the proposed tariffs, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said that there's been "no immediate clarity on the exact United States procedure for exemption". The three parties did agree on joint steps to tackle global steel overcapacity and distorted market practices, including stronger rules on subsidies and more sharing of information about market abuse. Read More »

US Secretary Of State, Tillerson, Arrives Nigeria Today

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Mr Tillerson arrived in Nairobi on Friday afternoon as part of his five African nation tour, which has seen him in Chad, Ethiopia and Djibouti. He had been feeling unwell after long days working on major issues such as North Korea, Goldstein said earlier. Read More »

Defense Ministry: Russia tested 210 models of weapons in Syria

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Mattis said reports show that Syrian troops are "at best indiscriminately" attacking civilians and "at worst targeting hospitals". "As I went through and looked at the clips of what (Putin) showed on the videos ..." Mattis also condemned the killings of civilians in Assad's offensive against rebels in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, and said Russian Federation could be complicit in the slaughter. Read More »

Moon's Envoys to Meet Leaders of China, Japan

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Trump told the envoys that he would meet the DPRK leader by May to achieve a permanent denuclearization. For Mr. Moon, a human rights lawyer whose parents fled the North during the Korean War, reconciliation on the divided Korean Peninsula has been a lifelong goal. Read More »

Push to arm teachers part of Trump's school plan

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But DeVos, who has met with students, teachers and families in the wake of the deadly February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., said little progress had been made protecting students over the past several years. Read More »

DeMar DeRozan says James Harden is a lock for MVP

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A final decision will be made before the game on Sunday, but the Rockets have consistently said they are taking the long view about this season, and now that the winning streak is over, there probably wouldn't be a lot of downside to sitting Harden as a precaution. Read More »

This employee's act of kindness holds a powerful HR lesson

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Wolf told KHOU , "It was so busy in here, and she actually took the time to stop and hear what he had to say instead of walking past him". "When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody". "This is probably more of a lifestyle of Evoni, because she does this from her heart". This gift brought tears to her eyes. Texas Southern University gave Williams a $16,000 scholarship, which will allow her to fulfill her dream of attending college to study business management. Read More »

Trudeau's team urges Trump's inner circle to scrap tariffs

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Two polls released this week say the tariffs are unpopular. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testifies to the House Financial Services Committee in Washington Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trump asked. "Bring your plant to the United States of America". Canada's ambassador to Washington dined this week with US national-security adviser H.R. Read More »

West Ham in turmoil on and off field

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Get some points and stay in the league and make some decisions in the summer. West Ham announced they had opened an inquiry into how so many fans were able to invade the pitch, with Mark Noble throwing one who approached him to the floor, while another was escorted off by James Collins after he stole the corner flag and waved it in the middle of the centre circle. Read More »

Time to dance: Auburn returns to the NCAA Tournament

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The No. 1 seeds are strong, but drop down to the 2 or 3 seed line, and you'll find championship-level programs and talent that are just as capable of cutting down the nets in San Antonio come April. Duke is set to play 15th-seeded Iona in Pittsburgh. The Spartans and Coach Wes Miller are in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. Read More »

United States eases way to more tariff exemptions under pressure By

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Brazil, which after Canada is the biggest steel supplier to the USA market, said it wanted to join the exemption list, and Argentina made a similar case. Germany - singled out for particular criticism by Trump - accused Washington of protectionism, calling the tariffs an "affront to close partners". Instead, they said, Trump is bolstering domestic industries in violation of worldwide trade rules. Read More »

Trump Suggests He Wants The Death Penalty For Drug Dealers

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In fact, since Trump took office, Democrats have flipped 39 state legislative seats from red to blue, the last two just a few weeks ago in special elections in New Hampshire and CT. But by the next day, the coverage had turned. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in a packed airplane hangar outside of Pittsburgh, Trump gave one of his trademark speeches including a rare imitation where he feigned what it would be like to act "presidential". Read More »

WATCH THE CRASH: Tallest building in Kentucky's capital demolished

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Many people said they attended the implosion to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was imploded Sunday to make way for a a new 385,500-square-foot, 1,500 employee office building, and a 1,206-space parking structure. Matt Bevin and first lady Glenna Bevin held a charity auction on eBay to determine who would push the ceremonial plunger. Stivers operates Quality Care for Kids, a group of ophthalmologists, pediatricians and trained technicians that provides vision and hearing exams to ... Read More »

What's new about the 2018 NCAA Selection Show

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With a win, it would advance to play whichever team emerges from the 8-9 matchup between Creighton and Kansas State. The First Four games will all be on truTV, starting at 6:40 p.m. Quadrant 1 wins have the most value in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's eyes and Quadrant 4 losses are especially frowned upon. While you're busy working your way through your early bracket thoughts, trying to figure out the best Cinderella teams in the field, what top seeds will exit early and who ... Read More »

PSG braced for fine from UEFA for fans' behaviour against Real

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PSG have been charged on four counts by European's football governing body over the use of fireworks and a laser pointer during their defeat to defending champions Real Madrid on Tuesday. Real Madrid is reportedly ready to part with Bale for 100 million Euros. The absence of Neymar, the Parisians' star and a player who offered the best chance of unlocking the Real defense, was significant. Read More »

Missouri guard Jordan Barnett suspended 1 game after DWI arrest

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He played for the first time since injuring his back in the season-opener against Iowa State. "He can practice, but he won't play". Barnett, a senior from St. "That's our brother, regardless of the mistakes he's made". The Tigers were upset in the first round of the SEC Tournament this week, and looked lost offensively. Read More »