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Hadn't seen him in a while. "I think it's never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally", said Hollande, at the opening of an agriculture exposition in Paris, adding, "I wouldn't do that to an ally and I would ask that the American president not do that with regard to France".
  • Woman arrested over assassination of Kim Jong-un's half brother

    Woman arrested over assassination of Kim Jong-un's half brother

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    It was not immediately clear whether the passport was genuine. Local media had earlier published a grainy CCTV image of a young woman wearing a white shirt with the letters "LOL" on the front. A female suspect has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother. Kim Jong Nam was born to Kim Jong Il's second wife, an actress, while his two other sons were born to his third spouse, a Japanese-born dancer.
  • Syrian peace talks in Astana delayed by one day

    Syrian peace talks in Astana delayed by one day

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    Those talks were expected to see the first face-to-face negotiations between the regime and the armed opposition since the conflict erupted in 2011. A new round of UN-backed peace talks is due to begin in Geneva next week. A Syrian state-owned newspaper says talks with the opposition in Kazakhstan will not be "fruitful" unless they are focused on fighting terrorism. Moscow has invited the U.S.
  • Kulgam encounter: Separatist-backed strike in Kashmir Valley evokes mixed response

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    While one civilian was killed in the gun battle between militants and security personnel, another was killed in clashes that erupted after the encounter ended in Frisal area of Kulgam. "We have directed men and officers on the ground to exhibit maximum restraint and avoid using excessive force", he said. Despite clear-cut directions from the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to exercise restraint while dealing with protesters, Jammu and Kashmir police, Army and paramilitary troopers went on a ...
  • Al-Bab 'largely taken' from IS, says Turkish PM

    Al-Bab 'largely taken' from IS, says Turkish PM

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    Earlier in the day, the Turkish General Staff said that an accidental Russian airstrike killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others in northern Syria. Meanwhile, Assad's forces have pushed towards the town from the south, completing an encirclement of the IS fighters. The corridor has been set up in the south of Al-Bab and varies in width from 500 metres to 1,000 metres (yards), Hurriyet said, adding that occasional communication took place between the rival sides.
  • Hitler lookalike arrested for glorifying Nazism

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    Other pictures of him standing in a Braunau pub dressed in traditional garb including a loden jacket and lederhosen, were also spotted online. Local news reports had reported that on Saturday, the man was seen outside the house in which Hitler was born.
  • PM welcomes election of Steinmeier as new German president

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    Germany's presidency mostly involves representing the country overseas, though Mr. Gauck has also intervened in domestic politics, including on Ms. Merkel's handling of the refugee crisis. Under Merkel, he served twice as foreign minister - from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 until this year, with a stint as opposition leader in between.
  • South Korea prosecution considering more arrest warrants for Samsung executives

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    A spokesperson for the special probe team investigating the wider presidential scandal told reporters Sunday authorities "carried out additional investigations over the last three weeks" and plan to question Lee on additional charges. Mr Lee is now vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics. - Aged 48, he's spent his entire career in the company and is vice chairman of Samsung Electronics.
  • The 2016 Census: Mapping Toronto's Population Growth

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    According to Statistics Canada's 2016 census, the city located just north of Saskatoon was the fastest growing municipality in the country. The census found that Canada's population grew by five per cent between 2011 and 2016, and stood at 35,151,725 on census day.
  • Tillerson meeting with Canadian, Mexican foreign ministers

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    The two leaders spoke by telephone following the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque last month but this will be the first face-to-face meeting of the leaders. Canada's warning comes as the U.S. Congress begins debate on a once-in-a-generation reform of corporate taxes. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland sounded a note of caution on Wednesday, saying Canada opposed the idea of the United States imposing new border tariffs and would respond appropriately to any such move.
  • Buddhist monk arrested in Myanmar with more than four million methamphetamine pills

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    The monk, whom police reports only named as Arsara, was driving from Myanmar village Shwe Baho in Rakhine state along the Bangladesh border when authorities pulled him over and found 400,000 pills in his vehicle. "What will happen to the monk is that he will have to give up his monkhood right away and face trial as an ordinary person". It is also the world's second biggest producer of opium, from which heroin is derived.
  • Syrian Troops, Turkey-backed Forces Surround IS Stronghold

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    President Erdogan pressed Trump not to support the Syrian Kurdish fighters, and to "stand with Turkey" against Gulen's network of supporters, the news agency said. "As regional and coalition member countries, we can send our special forces there". "The al-Bab operation must be completed immediately in the period ahead".
  • Politics live as Malcolm Turnbull calls on Cory Bernardi to resign

    Politics live as Malcolm Turnbull calls on Cory Bernardi to resign

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    Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said Senator Bernardi had spent his whole career causing internal trouble and "had never laid a glove on the Labor Party". "Australian business needs to invest even more in people, in training and in research and development". Senator Bernardi believes the party is losing its way and alienating its conservative voter base, which he says has in turn led to the rise of groups such as One Nation.
  • Israel's Netanyahu urges Britain to join Iran sanctions

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    While Mrs May has described the 2015 nuclear agreement as "vital" for the security of the region, Mr Netanyahu has long made clear he regards it as a bad deal which will do nothing to halt Tehran's nuclear ambitions. The British Prime Ministers' spokesman stressed that settlement construction harms the level of confidence. "Did you make it clear to him, as this House has often spoken of and you have yourself, that there is continued opposition by the British Government to the illegal ...
  • Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high for second straight year

    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high for second straight year

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    The United Nations recorded an alarming 24 percent spike in conflict-related child casualties in Afghanistan and a three percent rise in total civilian casualties in 2016 compared to the year before. Two-thirds of the casualties were caused by anti-government forces such as the Taliban, but a quarter were caused by pro-government forces. UNAMA stated that Pro-Government Forces caused at least 41 percent of all civilian casualties during ground engagements in 2016.
  • Drilling Down Into Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

    Drilling Down Into Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)

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    Last time the company reported , Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $29.65 and a 200-day moving average of $26.79. Following the EPS trend, pool of analysts gave current quarter Per-Share Earnings estimates trends of $0.36 for the FDC while maintaining high price target of 20.00 and average of 17.25, as reported by WSJ.
  • Myanmar promises to investigate reports of atrocities against Rohingya

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    The report , which will raise pressure on the governing party of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Aung San Suu Kyi , is based on harrowing accounts from over 200 people among an estimated 66,000 Rohingya who have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since October, when Myanmar's military began a crackdown following attacks on border posts.
  • Weather warning for wind across North Devon

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    Meanwhile the warning for today says: "There is still the potential for gales to affect southern parts of England and Wales". A forecaster said: "Nothing has been named". The latest alert is now valid from 11am tomorrow until 3am on Saturday. RAC Traffic Watch spokesman Rod Dennis said: "Anyone travelling a serious distance in the south of the United Kingdom and driving on more exposed routes should expect strong, gusty winds on Friday".
  • Ford sets the 2017 F-150 Raptor loose in China

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    Like the top-selling F-150 full-size pickups, the Raptor has been re-engineered to use lightweight aluminum in place of steel in its construction, and the truck gets Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which is good for 450 horsepower. The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew is China bound. The F-Series truck joins the Ford GT, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST on the current roster of exports to China.
  • EC: We are following the latest developments in Romania with great concern

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    These law changes would result in Liviu Dragnea , the head of the PSD (the major Socialist party and main member of the governing coalition), being cleared of his suspended two-year sentence for vote-rigging in 2012, and consequently in him being able to legally occupy the prime minister's seat, now held by his ally Sorin Grindeanu .