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Iran's Rouhani seeks to boost ties on first visit to Baghdad

Rouhani, who is on his first trip to Iraq since becoming president in 2013, hailed his country's "special" ties with its neighbor. "We are very much interested to expand our ties with Iraq, particularly our transport cooperation". "Whenever the people of the region had a problem and asked Iran for help, the people and government of Iran rushed to their help with all their power", the president said. Read More »

May still hopes for changes to Brexit deal

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So far, there's been widespread skepticism that she can win enough votes to push it through - her previous version of the plan lost by a stunning 230 votes in January. On Sunday, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged MPs to back the deal or risk losing Brexit altogether. This would probably have to involve some more incentives for Labour MPs, such as giving parliament more control over the shape of the future relationship. Read More »

Deficit Spending as Far as the Eye Can See

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Presidential budgets are routinely rejected by Congress , which ultimately crafts a package that wins bipartisan support. Presidential budgets tend to be seen as aspirational blueprints, rarely becoming enacted policy, and Trump's proposal for the new fiscal year that begins October 1 sets up a showdown with Congress over priorities, including his push for $8.6 billion to build the U.S-Mexico border wall. Read More »

A deal, soft brexit or reversal: Theresa May's muddled endgame

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Juncker published clarifications to the Brexit deal in a letter posted to Twitter , warning "it is this deal, or #Brexit may not happen at all". In that case, Britain and the EU's trade would go back to the World Trade Organization's default rules governing all trade, without special agreements. Read More »

Pelosi says Democrats should not move to impeach Trump

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Nadler has repeated this standard, but unlike Pelosi, he has yet to rule out Democrats' ability to convince Trump voters that there is a case for impeachment. The claim that "he's just not worth it" is particularly freakish - impeachment is the ultimate sign that someone isn't worthy of the powers of the presidency. Read More »

Call Released After Jaguar Attacks Woman at Arizona Zoo

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At some point shortly thereafter, the jaguar reached its two front paws outside the cage and grabbed the woman's arm. "I hear a young girl screaming for help". "The jaguar lets go of the girl somewhat because the claw catches on just her sweater". Zoo spokesperson Kristy Morcum told the site that the woman "feels awful about the bad publicity the zoo is getting regarding the incident", especially since the woman loves the zoo. Read More »

No Phased Approach to North Korea Denuclearization

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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month. Analysis indicates increased activity at two key sites - the Samundong missile research facility and the Sohae rocket-testing facility. Voting is generally regarded as a duty and responsibility in North Korea. "I feel happy to be a citizen and I want to do my best for the future of my country". Read More »

AOC Draws Massive Crowd at SXSW

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the "Knock Down The House" Premiere during the SXSW Conference and Festival at the Paramount Theater on March 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas. "Capitalism is an ideology of capital - the most important thing is the concentration of capital and to seek and maximize profit", Ocasio-Cortez said. Read More »

Italian envoy confirms deaths of 2 mountain climbers in Pakistan

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Italy's ambassador to Pakistan , Stefano Pontecorvo, said on Saturday that the search team had confirmed that silhouettes spotted on the mountain "through telescope and pics beyond reasonable doubt" were the bodies of the two men. Ballard is the son of British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves, the first woman to conquer Mount Everest solo and without bottled oxygen. This photo of Daniele Nardi, sheltered in his tent, was posted on his Facebook page. Read More »

Trump Claims He Said "Tim Cook Apple"

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This is something that very clearly happened and it was pretty amusing. Even when there is clear video of him making a mistake, he apparently still won't admit it. According to Axios , he reportedly told guests at a Republican fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday that "he actually said " Tim Cook Apple" really fast, and the "Cook" part of the sentence was soft". Read More »

Brexit backers to UK prime minister: Don't delay

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Discussions at official level continued this weekend on some kind of legal guarantees that might persuade MPs to back the deal. And without substantive changes to the contentious backstop, it appears May's deal will receive a potentially fatal blow. Read More »

Japan's Kane Tanaka honoured as world's oldest living person

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Born on January 2, 1903, Tanaka presently lives in a nursing home in western Japan's Fukuoka. Tanaka is known to rise as early as 6 a.m. Tanaka also apparently enjoyed chocolates during her world record ceremony, AP said. She often beats staff members at the rest home where she now lives. Tanaka received a framed certificate and a box of chocolates, which she ate right away according to a report. Read More »

Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget

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The Washington Post reported that the president's request for wall funding will come in the form of US$5 billion from the Homeland Security Department and US$3.6 billion from the Pentagon. The House voted February 26 to block the emergency declaration, and enough Republicans have said they'll also vote against it for it to pass in the Senate. Read More »

Government criticised after ISIS bride’s baby son dies in Syrian camp

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The disclosure came as a row intensified over the death of a three-week-old baby whose mother Shamima Begum had been stripped of her British citizenship. "It is against global law to make someone stateless, and now an innocent child has died as a result of a British woman being stripped of her citizenship", Home Secretary Dianne Abbott Abbott tweeted . Read More »

Diver survives being grabbed by whale

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The whales, which can grow up to 55 feet and weigh around 30 tonnes, scoop up large quantities of food by simply opening its mouth near the surface and engulfing what it can. He told MyPE that he "felt the pressure increase around the waist, which is when I guess the whale realised his mistake as he turned sideways, opened his mouth slightly to release me and I was washed out, together with what felt like tons of water". Read More »

Station: Suspect in Closs Abduction Says He'll Plead Guilty

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The name of the sender is Jake Patterson . The letter appears to be folded like a paper airplane and begins with, "Hi, IDK if I'll actually send this". So the judge moved it to the 27th of March. Patterson writes that he told no one about what he'd done, and made Jayme hide whenever there were visitors. Read More »

Michael Cohen Is Now Suing Trump Group For Practically $2 Million

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Rat. "Mr. Cohen cooperated fully with the Committee, answered every question we asked of him during both interview sessions, and provided important testimony and materials relevant to the core of our probe and that will allow us to advance our investigation substantially", Schiff said Wednesday. Read More »

Buhari condoles loss of two Nigerians in Ethiopian Airlines crash

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Adesanmi, was suspected to have flown with a Canadian passport, hence he was officially listed among the Canadians. Adesanmi also commanded a huge following on social media, using his online presence as a bully pulpit and as a lectern for education, information and government excoriation. Read More »

Nigeria election: Ballots counted after governor elections vote

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns the treasonable confiscation of the Rivers state governorship election results by soldiers and demands the immediate release to avert serious crisis in the state. Most Nigerians take state elections seriously because their lives are directly impacted by the governor and representatives in the state legislature. Read More »

Longer days, less sleep - Adjusting to daylight saving time

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Lynn Mitchell is the Editor-in-Chief of Bearing Drift. People are advised to avoid scheduling anything important for 2:30 a.m. Sunday, since, by law, such a moment does not exist. Allegheny County emergency services chief Matthew J. Brown says that when the clocks change, it's also a good time to review the safety of your home. Read More »

Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong-nam murder case

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It said that over the past two years, Ms Aisyah's plight was raised in "every bilateral Indonesia-Malaysia meeting", including at the president's level, the vice president's level and in regular meetings of the foreign minister and other ministers with their Malaysian counterparts. Read More »

Jaguar attacks woman attempting to take selfie at Arizona zoo

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Video of the aftermath shows the woman with a deep gash in her arm writhing on the ground and moaning in pain. "Without thinking, I had no idea what I was going to see, I just ran over there", he said. This was not the first time the female jaguar hurt a park visitor. On Sunday, the president of the Humane Society of the United States urged zoos to "set a higher standard to protect people and to respect wildlife from a safe distance". Read More »

SNC scandal fuels western alienation as Trudeau focuses on Quebec jobs

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The company said it provided the prosecutor's office with information showing the objectives of the remediation-agreement law were "easily met", including details of SNC-Lavalin's efforts to implement a world-class ethics and compliance program, as well as complete turnovers of the firm's senior management and board of directors. Read More »

Met Eireann issues another weather warning for high winds

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However, this time, it's valid for the entire country - and it involved snow and ice. According to the national meteorological office, scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected during the warning period. Forecasters are also predicting that as the wintery conditions begin to return to the United Kingdom, temperatures will begin to drop to around 14C in the south and as low as -3C in parts of Scotland. Read More »

AP, T'gana to go to polls on April 11..

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Addressing a press conference here, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the poll panel has made a decision to take up polling in Left Wing Extremism-affected states in one go. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora stated, "The I-T department will look into it and, if any, discrepancies are found then it will be uploaded on the Election Commission (EC) website and strict action will be initiated". Read More »

Algerian authorities: 112 police officers injured, and 195 arrests

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Algeria reportedly has more than 1.7 million students, more than a third of whom live on campus. Friday's protests were largely peaceful, but some clashes between youths and police broke out in the evening. Algerian Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Qaid Salah has said several times during the past week that the army "will not allow the country to fall into to a state of chaos". Read More »

Trump says Democrats have become an ‘anti-Jewish party’

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The HBO star pivoted to House Democrats, who struggled with a resolution to condemn Omar's criticism of Israel. The legislation had started as a denunciation of anti-Semitism in response to Omar's remarks but was then expanded to repudiate bigotry against "African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others" following backlash from the party's progressive base and outrage over anti-Muslim flyers of Omar that were seen in West ... Read More »

International Women's Day around the globe

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IWD is an official holiday in many countries including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. Read More »

Chinese Exports Decline 21 Percent in February

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President Donald Trump said he remains optimistic but will not agree to a pact with China unless it is a "very good deal". 'It has been a long and hard process, ' Branstad said, adding: 'I'm more hopeful now than I've been throughout the past year that we can see an effective agreement reached'. Read More »

State Sen. continues push to have Daylight Saving Time permanent

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The practice wasn't made permanent in the USA until 1973, when President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act. Daylight-saving time was originally concocted as a way to save energy in the evening, and was implemented during World War I in Germany. The interruption can kill people: Incidents of heart attacks , strokes , and fatal auto accidents all spike around the start of daylight-saving time each year. Read More »