• Iran's defense program has nothing to do with France: Velayati
Iran's defense program has nothing to do with France: Velayati

The French minister will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior officials during the two-day visit, the spokesperson added. Trump has repeatedly described the JCPOA, which was negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama, as "the worst and most one-sided transaction Washington has ever entered into", a chara...

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  • Man apparently shoots himself near White House, Secret Service says
Man apparently shoots himself near White House, Secret Service says

NBC's White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted first about the incident. Authorities were withholding the man's name until relatives were notified. "No other reported injuries related to the incident". "Trying to learn more". Police in Washington DC confirmed that an "adult male has been declared deceased".

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  • Putin: Russia Needs Facts on Meddling
Putin: Russia Needs Facts on Meddling

Putin insisted the next generation weapons would only ever be used in self-defence, though his presentation featured video montages of missiles crossing mountains and oceans, including the Atlantic. The Russian president shook off the accusations in interview on Friday, calling them "Nothing more than yelling and hollering in the united states cong...

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  • Steinert High School student busted with toy gun
Steinert High School student busted with toy gun

There is no tolerance for weapons on our school campuses and the student will face serious administrative consequences through the school district. According to police, officers responded Wednesday afternoon to a threat of a possible shooting at Kerr Middle School . The police department noted "This incident highlights the importance of stud...

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  • National security adviser eyeing exit as Trump considers successors
National security adviser eyeing exit as Trump considers successors

In a testy exchange with ABC News's Cecilia Vega , Sanders was initially asked whether US President Donald Trump intends to fire Attorney-General Jeff Sessions . McMaster. Biegun, who now serves as vice president of worldwide governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, is no stranger to the White House.

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  • Tech giants will have one hour to delete terror content, European Union decides
Tech giants will have one hour to delete terror content, European Union decides

Google , YouTube , Facebook , Twitter and other Internet companies must show the European Union within three months that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. The new recommendation from the European Commission is a form of soft law and spells out the voluntary guidelines in greater deta...

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  • Two Australians hurt in Kabul vehicle bomb
Two Australians hurt in Kabul vehicle bomb

A suicide vehicle bomb targeting a foreign forces convoy rocked eastern Kabul on Friday, killing at least one child and injuring 22 people just days after Afghanistan unveiled plans for Taliban peace talks, the interior ministry said. By announcing readiness for talks with Taliban, "they want to further complicate security calculations in the reg...

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  • Message to China? India, Vietnam ink 3 pacts for greater regional security
Message to China? India, Vietnam ink 3 pacts for greater regional security

The South China Sea has been at the centre of China's escalating territorial dispute with Vietnam, as well as its other maritime neighbours - Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan. India and Vietnam on Saturday resolved to work jointly for an open and prosperous Indo-Pacific along with an efficient and rules-based regional security archite...

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  • Malema's Land Expropriation Resolution Passes
Malema's Land Expropriation Resolution Passes

On Tuesday, Reuters reported the parliament voted 241 to 83 to confiscate all land owned by Whites without compensation to ensure an increase in ownership among native inhabitants. Floyd Shivambu - We, the leadership of the the EFF , have officially instructed the leadership of the EFF in the EC to start process of tabling a motion of no conf...

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  • Korea exits as window for talks may open
Korea exits as window for talks may open

While his tenure was praised publicly by the State Department, one senior administration official said Mr Yun would not be missed because he contradicted Mr Trump's policies, while at a daily press briefing White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders brushed off questions about the impact of the outgoing envoy's departure.

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  • Putin unveils new nuclear arms, warns west to 'listen'
Putin unveils new nuclear arms, warns west to 'listen'

Mr Putin said the weapons made NATO's US-led missile defence system "useless" and signalled the end to Western efforts to check Russia's nuclear ambitions. "This is no bluff - they have what he claims", Professor Muraviev said. It is reminiscent of USA work in the 1960s on a similar weapon, dubbed "The Big Stick", but ultimately scrapped.

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  • After questioning, Netanyahu says 'there will be nothing' for police to find
After questioning, Netanyahu says 'there will be nothing' for police to find

According to Israeli radio, Netanyahu was questioned at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem while his wife was interrogated in the city of Lod southeast of Tel Aviv. In September 2017 the attorney general informed Sara Netanyahu he was likely to indict her over the claims. Earlier in the week, the news outlet published a text message se...

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  • Justice Department Reviewing ICE Raid Warning By Oakland Mayor, White House Says
Justice Department Reviewing ICE Raid Warning By Oakland Mayor, White House Says

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers said 115 of those arrested had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.

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  • Statue of disgraced Harvey Weinstein unveiled in Los Angeles
Statue of disgraced Harvey Weinstein unveiled in Los Angeles

A collaboration between "Stop Making Stupid People Famous" Plastic Jesus and naked Trump statue artist, Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, a shiny Weinstein dons a satin rob, grasps an oscar statuette and sits, legs splayed, proudly abusing his power.

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  • Rain mixes with and changes to snow today along with strong winds
Rain mixes with and changes to snow today along with strong winds

Two feet of wet snow is expected to bury parts of NY and Pennsylvania, USA Today reports. LaGuardia Airport in New York City grounded all flights, and John F. "This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast, esp those ocean-exposed shorelines; moderate to major flooding; locations becoming inundated, cut off for periods of ti...

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  • North Korea reportedly aiding chemical weapons production in Syria
North Korea reportedly aiding chemical weapons production in Syria

United Nations investigators looking at the hermit kingdom's compliance with sanctions said the supplies shipped to Syria include acid-resistant tiles, valves and thermometers , according to The New York Times . "It figures a regime that puts people in deadly prison camps for their parents' political opposition ( North Korea ) would have ...

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  • Economic offender Bill gets clearance
Economic offender Bill gets clearance

The proposed fugitive law aims to impound and sell assets of Nirav Modi-type escapees with a view to quickly recover dues. The bill is aimed at deterring economic offenders like jeweler Nirav Modi from fleeing the country or not returning to face trial.

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  • Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth
Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth

Homer and Marge form a mixed curling team with Agnes and Seymour Skinner and get picked to compete in Canada's 2010 games. But when the Americans looked at the medals draped around their necks, there was a problem: They had been given the ones engraved for the women's winners.

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  • Turkey criticizes US, France calls for United Nations ceasefire in Afrin
Turkey criticizes US, France calls for United Nations ceasefire in Afrin

Muslim was president until past year of political wing of allied Kurdish militias of United States in Syrian war, party of Democratic Union (PYD). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey would follow Muslim "wherever he goes".

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  • Holy Sepulchre closed in protest against new tax
Holy Sepulchre closed in protest against new tax

Rachel Azaria, the Israeli lawmaker behind the legislation, said her bill was not created to take away property belonging to religious institutions but focused on large tracts of land leased by church authorities to Israel after the state's creation in 1948.

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  • Turkey formally requests extradition of Syrian Kurd leader
Turkey formally requests extradition of Syrian Kurd leader

Saleh Muslim was reportedly attending an global conference in Prague and was arrested at Ankara's request shortly after a Turkish participant took a picture of him. He has been indicted over a February 2016 bombing in Ankara that targeted a convoy of shuttles at the military headquarters during the evening rush hour, killing 37 people.

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  • N elects Shehbaz as interim party prez, Nawaz as 'Quaid for life'
N elects Shehbaz as interim party prez, Nawaz as 'Quaid for life'

Incumbent prime minister Shahid Khanqan Abbasi and other leaders of the party endorsed the decision. Another party leader said on the condition of anonymity that Nawaz Sharif held hectic parleys for consultation with his close party aides on Sunday and Monday.

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  • 'Not waived off loans for any industrialist, Rahul is lying': Amit Shah
'Not waived off loans for any industrialist, Rahul is lying': Amit Shah

Shah held meetings with farmers on Sunday at Humnabad (Gandhi held one in Sindhanoor), where he was told that the Centre needed to waive loans and asking the state to do it was not correct. BJP President Amit Shah praying at Sri Kshethra Malakheda Temple in Kalaburagi. "This will be part of our election manifesto". The Karnataka election is exp...

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  • Severed head found: Japan police quiz U.S. man
Severed head found: Japan police quiz U.S. man

Before she went missing, the woman had posted on Instagram that she was going to "meet Jay", an apparent reference to the American. Bayraktar was in Japan as a tourist, according to the newspaper. The woman's mother reported her missing the following day, telling police that she was unable to contact her. No clothes or any other belongings of t...

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  • Papua New Guinea rattled by large quake
Papua New Guinea rattled by large quake

Though there were no immediate reports of injuries Officials were waiting for more information about damage from the magnitude-7.5 quake that hit about 89 kilometres southwest of Porgera in the Pacific Island nation. "This is the Papuan fold-and-thrust belt, so it's a typical movement of faults in that region, but it's big", said Chris McKee, actin...

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  • BC Wine Institute seeks injunction over continued boycott
BC Wine Institute seeks injunction over continued boycott

His announcement was interpreted by Notley as a concession . "Given B.C.'s decision today, I am suspending Alberta's retaliatory measures", Notley said in a press conference Thursday, February 22, immediately following Horgan's own press conference.

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  • Biennial Elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) on March 23
Biennial Elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) on March 23

In the recently held bypolls, however, it lost the two Lok Sabha seats of Ajmer and Alwar to the Congress . "The NDA must announce at least one Hindustani Awam Morcha Secular (HAMS) leader among its candidates for the six Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar".

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  • Militant attack in Srinagar kills policeman
Militant attack in Srinagar kills policeman

The said police personnel succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura. Describing the last year's attack on Amarnath yatris as an "isolated incident to scare away visitors", the director of the tourism department in Kashmir, M A Shah, asserted that such attempts will not succeed.

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  • Are Trump Aides HR McMaster and John Kelly About to Quit?
Are Trump Aides HR McMaster and John Kelly About to Quit?

Moving McMaster back into the military with a new, higher ranking would count as a "promotion", though Pentagon officials who spoke with CNN "feel he has become politicized in the White House and have expressed reservations about him returning to the military in a prominent role".

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  • Australian Deputy PM resigns amid sexual harassment claim
Australian Deputy PM resigns amid sexual harassment claim

In a move interpreted by some as punishing his deputy for a politically damaging scandal, Mr Turnbull did not appoint Mr Joyce to the role of acting prime minister while the prime minister visits Washington this week. Mr Turnbull explained that Mr Joyce was taking leave to consider his future. We were part of that, said Joyce. And Mr Joyce admitt...

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