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Iran to reject any change to nuclear deal

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Iran has so far held its ground, insisting it is not going to make new concessions to save the nuclear deal. They added that Trump wants to achieve a breakthrough in his negotiations with North Korea regarding its nuclear weapons program before any announcement on Iran. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats

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Trump spoke to reporters after his administration announced new sanctions on Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. He said: "I think we should seriously consider making a co-ordinated approach to Federation Internationale de Football Association and talk about moving the World Cup to 2019 and have it hosted in another country or countries". Read More »

Britain accuses Russian Federation of stockpiling Novichok for ten years

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Britain and Russian Federation have each expelled 23 diplomats over the attack, as relations between the two countries are crashing to a post-Cold-War low. Moscow and London have both ordered diplomats to be expelled in the deepening dispute. He said these could include "defending ourselves against cyber-attack, (and) looking at any economic measures that could be taken against Russians who corruptly obtained their wealth". Read More »

Russians vote as Vladimir Putin seeks tighter grip on power

EDT) in Kaliningrad, the Baltic exclave that is Russia's westernmost region. In Moscow alone, authorities are spending 50 million rubles ($870,000) on balloons and festive decorations at polling stations. His previous Kremlin term has been marked by a severe crackdown on the opposition, the annexation of Crimea, support for an insurgency in eastern Ukraine, an ongoing military intervention in Syria and the introduction of European and United States sanctions-all to the backdrop of a huge ... Read More »

UK Lab Suggested as Spy-Poison Source, Russia Envoy Tells BBC

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Johnson said he will brief European Union foreign ministers on the case Monday before meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Officials from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - the world's Nobel-prize-winning chemical weapons watchdog - will arrive in Britain on Monday to investigate the samples used in the attack. Read More »

Opposition, NGO cry fraud in Russian polls

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The minister blasted Russian Federation for its efforts to deny responsibility for the attempted hit in Salisbury . Today, Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said Russia's response to the spy poisoning is "futile". Energy firms have been warned to prepare for blackouts as fears grow of a Russian cyberattack on the United Kingdom if the row continues. The British government dismissed the ambassador's suggestion as "nonsense". Read More »

Modi government has mismanaged J&K: Manmohan Singh

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At first, he talked about the challenges that the economy of the Nation has been facing, naming the scarcity of employment, agriculture and health to be the causes. "India stands at the crossroads. We must, therefore, warn Pakistan that this is a path which is mutually destructive of peace and prosperity in the sub-continent", he said. Read More »

Syrian rebel fighters enter Afrin town, say Kurdish forces have pulled out

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the country's war, said Turkish-led forces had made a lighting advance inside Afrin, taking control of half the Kurdish-majority city. Zolotukhin is spokesman for the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria. Mistura, the United Nations envoy for Syria, told the council that he hasn't been able to form a committee to draft a new constitution because President Bashar Assad's government hasn't ... Read More »

Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry

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That led to speculation that Tillerson's firing and his harsh words on Russian Federation ("we are outraged that Russian Federation appears to have again engaged in such behavior") may have been linked. "If we don't take immediate concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used", Haley added,"They could be used here in NY or in cities of any country that sits on this council". Read More »

Israeli jets strike several Gaza targets

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The Jerusalem Post website said the suspected driver of the vehicle, who had escaped from the scene, was reportedly captured by Israeli security forces and was lightly injured. Israel occupied and subsequently annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 in a move that was not recognised by the global community. In August 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, calling on Muslims across the world to hold street rallies in protest to the long-standing ... Read More »

One lucky winning ticket wins the $455 million Powerball jackpot

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There were also two second-prize tickets sold, one in Texas worth $1 million, and one in SC valued at $2 million. The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million. The Texan ticket included an added-on Power Play, and won $2 million. Nineteen drawings have been held without a top prize victor since a New Hampshire woman captured a $559.7 million jackpot for the Jan, 6 drawing. Read More »

Czech foreign minister rejects Russia's nerve toxin origin claim

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And it said it had halted the activities of the British Council , Britain's worldwide organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. "In America and Europe, they are trying to make us bend over and kneel, but we're still standing", Sergei Babayev, a 55-year-old transport manager, told AFP in central Moscow shortly ahead of the vote. Read More »

Snow causes travel disruptions amid status orange snow-ice warning

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Dublin Bus are running but are expecting minor disruptions and advise customers to plan their journey in advance. Meanwhile, St Patrick's Festival events are being cancelled, there are reports of a "number of collisions" on the country's roads and flight and rail passengers are experiencing disruption as the east of the country experiences heavy snowfall. Read More »

Vladimir Putin heading for re-election as polls open in Russian Federation

Putin stressed: "I'm sure that the program which I suggest for the country is right". Medvedev has been voting at this ballot station at the presidential, parliamentary and local election for more than ten years. In Ukraine, security forces surrounded Russian facilities amid anger over the Ukrainian government's refusal to allow ordinary Russians to vote. Polls show that most Russians continue to see the annexation of Crimea as a major achievement despite subsequent Western sanctions. Read More »

Man arrested after auto drives into nightclub, injuring 13 people

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I heard the bouncers say there was someone outside who had run down some people. "It was manic but security were making sure we were okay getting everyone into the main hall and safe". Other footage showed police cars, fire engines and ambulances at the scene. But some guy wasn't let into the club or got kicked out so he drove his 4×4 into the tent we was all in. Read More »

Iranian Spokesman Calls Saudi Crown Prince 'Liar, Delusional'

Bahram Qassemi made the comments on Thursday as Saudi Arabia's statements made headlines around the world. Saudi Arabia has a long-term goal of increasing the use of gas for domestic power generation, thus reducing oil-burning at home and freeing up more crude for export. Read More »

Britain's claim Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning 'unforgiveable'

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Russian Federation has announced that it is expelling 23 British diplomats in retaliation to Britain's expulsion of the same number of diplomats. In addition, the British Council in Russian Federation will be closed. The Washington Post called on the United States to join Great Britain is punishing Russian Federation for using a military grade nerve agent in an attempted assassination. Read More »

Macron Vows to Announce France's Measures Against Russia After Skripal Poisoning

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Speaking to French radio Europe 1, Chief-of-Staff Gen. Francois Lecointre said: "President Macron would not have made this type of statement if he did not know that we have the means". But during a long period of political uncertainty in Berlin, Mr. Macron's plans have stagnated. In January, when they last met for formal discussions on the eurozone and Ms Merkel was still negotiating over a coalition, the pair said they hoped to present their plans to member states at an European Union ... Read More »

Bill Hader & Fred Armisen Reunite on 'SNL' Cold Open

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McKinnon's character continues, "This is sneaky even for me". "I'm just a simple man who wanted to make things tough on immigrants", Sessions said. "It's just insane how one day you're the CEO of Exxon, a $50 billion company, and the next day you get fired by a guy who used to sell stakes in the mail!" 'Frankly, I can't believe I've lasted this long, ' Session added. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

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In a statement, Lagman, head of the Magnificent Seven opposition bloc, said Roque has demeaned his position "by justifying President Duterte's improvident decision" for the government to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the ICC. On Thursday the Philippines said in a letter to the United Nations , which oversaw negotiations in founding the court, that it was pulling out of the Rome Statute. Read More »

PM Abbasi meets US Vice President Pence to discuss Afghan peace process

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In meeting held at the VP's residence, Mike Pence told the Prime Minister of Pakistan about the USA fears and threats regarding the situation in Afghanistan. Like their boss, the United States lawmakers also focused on the current situation in Afghanistan and expressed "their concern about China's growing influence in Pakistan", said highly-placed sources. Read More »

Overconfidence did us in, says Yogi Adityanath

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He said the understanding between the SP and the BSP was for their survival and it proved that the BJP is and will remain the only dominant political force in the state. It had won 71 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2014, representing more than 25% of the total Lok Sabha seats won by the BJP in 2014. "We are willing to take up discussion on the issue but the House is not in order. Read More »

EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran

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The Iranian diplomatic team visiting Vienna for regular talks on the implementation of the nuclear deal (JCPOA) has said diplomats from Iran and the USA were likely to hold mutual talks on Friday on the global nuclear agreement, an source close to the Iranian diplomatic team said on Friday. Read More »

Jay Weatherill resigns as party leader following Labor loss in SA election

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Neither did the proposal appear to have an impact on the by-election in the Melbourne seat of Batman, which Labor unexpectedly held against the Greens. Marshall said South Australians could expect a cut to their emergency services levy bill from 1 July but would not say which of his policies would be implemented first. Read More »

May responds to Russia's expulsion of United Kingdom diplomats

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The Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the 23 diplomats to leave within a week. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Mr Laurie Bristow, to a meeting yesterday morning in central Moscow at its Stalin-era headquarters, during which he was informed of the retaliatory measures. Read More »

Nerve agent attack: Russia expels 23 UK diplomats

Former Russian spy who became a double agent for Britain, Sergei V. Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain critically ill in hospital, after they were found unconscious on a bench in the Wiltshire city. " Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter", said May. The first use of a nerve agent on European soil since World War II is a direct challenge to the Western alliance, days before elections are nearly certain to give Vladimir Putin a fourth term as Russia's ... Read More »