• US Trade Pact Prospects Likely to Revive if Macron Wins French Election

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    Marine Le Pen , National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, visits the meat pavilion at the Rungis worldwide food market, near Paris, France , during her campaign, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. A spokesperson for the European Union said Mr Macron represents pro-European values, while Ms Le Pen "seeks its destruction". The other seven candidates were far behind.
  • GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

    GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

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    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the US has been "uncompetitive" against other countries in attracting new businesses, "largely because of our rates". Some Washington policy analysts said the White House plan could clash in some ways with a broader tax plan shaped months ago by House Republicans, and complicate the consensus-building needed for full tax reform, a political feat not accomplished since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan pulled it off.
  • Trump to order review of national monuments

    Trump to order review of national monuments

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    President Trump is poised to threaten more than 1 billion acres of national monument protection in a devastating and unprecedented attack on America's public lands and oceans. Review of presidential declarations of national monuments will look at restricting public land use for agriculture and industry interests. Bears Ears is not the only site that has experienced a push to give up federal protection.
  • Kelly Sotherton set for bronze medal upgrade

    Kelly Sotherton set for bronze medal upgrade

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    This is how that moment feels. She first won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Games for the heptathlon, which is a track and field combined event made up of seven courses. This week Chernova was also stripped of her upgraded Olympic bronze from... Meanwhile, Russian 400 metre runner Maksim Dyldin has also been disqualified from the London Games after his retested sample was found to contain the same steroid as Chernova's.
  • Kurram blast death toll rises to 15

    Kurram blast death toll rises to 15

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    The injured were taken to the Tehsil Hospital in Sadda from where they were shifted to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Parachinar, the main town in Kurram Agency. Sectarian tension between Pakistan's Sunni majority and the Shi'ite minority, who form about 20 percent of the population, has flared in the past in Parachinar and the surrounding area.
  • Britons 'oppose' Brexit guarantee for European Union citizens in UK

    Britons 'oppose' Brexit guarantee for European Union citizens in UK

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    He said: "The four nations that make up our great country have rarely been more divided due to the damaging and divisive policies of this Conservative government but where Theresa May divides, Labour will unite our four nations". Mr Davis did, however, welcome the announcement, he added: "This is the first time that we've heard this clarity on free movement, unfortunately for both Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer, many on the Labour front bench don't agree with it".
  • Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

    Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

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    Canada's ambassador to the United States sent a letter this week to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, denying that Canada has imposed any unfair trade practices. Russian Federation is buying less milk from the Europe because of sanctions, and China is buying less milk, which affects everybody. The $101 million plant opened in 2014, the product of an investment by 21 local dairy farmers.
  • S. African parliament postpones Zuma no-confidence vote

    S. African parliament postpones Zuma no-confidence vote

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    Speaker Baleka Mbete also filed an affidavit at the ConCourt which said she was "personally not averse to having a motion of no confidence in the President being decided by secret ballot". The motion was to be debated at a specially convened sitting of the National Assembly on Tuesday. "They don't want to help the ANC, they want to destroy it and how do you vote together with people who openly say they want to destroy the ANC?" In the Constitutional Court papers, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa ...
  • State Department pulls down web story about Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

    State Department pulls down web story about Trump's Mar-a-Lago club

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    The State Department has removed a blog post that touted President Donald Trump's personally owned private Florida report, Mar-a-Lago, the media reported. Both Norm Eisen, former President Barack Obama's ethics czar, and Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, said the blog post was a violation of federal law that restricts aspects of the government promoting a private business that benefits their superior, the president.
  • Chechnya president again denies gay arrests

    Chechnya president again denies gay arrests

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    Kadyrov told Putin it was "embarrassing even to speak" about the issue, apparently alluding to the presence of gay men in Chechnya , but assured him that the reports were all lies. Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself far from a friend to the LGBTQ community, has also claimed the Kremlin found no evidence of the arrests and torture of gay and bi men .
  • Corbyn would put nation's security at risk, Defence Secretary says

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    Britain's opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that it will tear up the government's negotiating plan for Brexit and guarantee all European Union citizens in the United Kingdom the right to stay if it wins the June 8 national election. He told the Daily Telegraph: " Jeremy Corbyn , unlike many of his distinguished predecessors in the Labour Party from Clement Attlee through Dennis Healey and beyond, has demonstrated why he should not be trusted with the ultimate responsibility of ...