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According to her grandchildren, Morano, who lived through two world wars, knew 11 popes and 12 Italian Presidents, died peacefully in her sleep. "[Emma] reached an incredible finish line". For lunch I'll eat pasta and minced meat then for dinner, I'll have just a glass of milk". Emma Morano aged 115 in 2015. In a New York Times editorial, Brava cited evidence that she certainly moved about at night.
  • Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

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    South Korea's Ministry of National Defense said Monday that the deployment of the strike group shows that the United States "recognizes the seriousness of the situation on the Korean Peninsula". Some possible options Washington may be considering are tougher unilateral sanctions as well as secondary sanctions that would penalize a third country that does illegal business with North Korea, the redeployment of USA tactical nuclear assets to Korea and even a pre-emptive strike.
  • French judges ask European Parliament to lift Le Pen's immunity

    French judges ask European Parliament to lift Le Pen's immunity

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    A petrol bomb has been thrown at the building housing French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's campaign headquarters, Paris police said . There is of course a big hurdle to be passed when French voters place their first vote on April 23 - but with the focus shifted two weeks earlier, some of the relief rally that would follow a centrist win could come sooner than expected.
  • Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

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    Enquiries are continuing at the scene, but detectives believe the explosive was capable of causing only a limited amount of damage. Norwegian police discovered a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo Saturday night. Police were already on alert after an attack in Sweden on Friday. The area is a multi-ethnic neighbourhood, and it is home to popular bars and restaurants, several mosques and the city's main police station.
  • Trump Won't Commit to Backing Bannon vs. Kushner

    Trump Won't Commit to Backing Bannon vs. Kushner

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    Former George W. Bush advisor Elliott Abrams is offering some unsolicited advice for President Trump: Dump Steve Bannon as chief political strategist. "As Breitbart grew, Mr. Trump was constantly in touch with Steve about news articles and doing interviews with his reporters", Bossie said. To suggest that he didn't know Bannon dramatically misrepresents the connection between the two men.
  • Trump won't say if he has confidence in Bannon

    Trump won't say if he has confidence in Bannon

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    The unusual public, lukewarm support from the boss has Bannon's friends and advisers anxious he will soon be out of a job. Meanwhile, Kushner's familial advantage - he is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka - has been boosted by high-profile portfolios from reaching Middle East peace to reforming the federal government.
  • Protest in Hungary over bill threat to Soros university

    Protest in Hungary over bill threat to Soros university

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    The bill signed into law Monday by President Janos Ader sets some new conditions for foreign universities in Hungary, some seem aimed specifically at CEU. CEU has vowed to resort to " all legal remedies " to remain in the Hungarian capital. "We are of course... quite vigilant about what Russian Federation is doing in the region or more broadly in the Balkans...", he added.
  • Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

    Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

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    An AFP correspondent on the outskirts of the camp in the city of Sidon reported the sound of intermittent fighting and bursts of gunfire, after a night of heavy clashes. Information received by Asharq Al-Awat from inside the camp said that Bilal Badr is now in the protection of the terrorist Fatah al-Islam leader Osama al-Shehabi.