• United States imposes sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups
United States imposes sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday the Trump administration "is confronting and countering malign Russian cyber activity, including their attempted interference in USA elections, destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure".

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  • Mattis: US Seeking Victory in Afghanistan, Just 'Not a Military Victory'
Mattis: US Seeking Victory in Afghanistan, Just 'Not a Military Victory'

A comprehensive offer by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani late last month, coupled with a recent Taliban request for talks with the US, come as the USA and its allies start a military campaign with thousands of new forces. However, the insurgents, who seized a district center in western Afghanistan earlier this week, have given no public sign of acc...

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  • Islam not part of Christian Germany, new Interior Minister says
Islam not part of Christian Germany, new Interior Minister says

His comments put him on a collision course with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on Friday reiterated her long-held view that Islam was a part of Germany, even if the country was traditionally characterized by Christianity and Judaism. In his role as interior minister, Seehofer is also responsible for immigration as well as heading a newly-created "ho...

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  • Daler Mehndi sentenced to two years in 2003 human trafficking case
Daler Mehndi sentenced to two years in 2003 human trafficking case

The incident also brings to the fore the cases of human trafficking that rampant in Punjab. He was charged, along with his brother Shamsher, for sending individuals overseas illegally under the guise of his dancing troupes and charging exorbitant "passage fees" in return.

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  • Stormy Daniels was threatened with physical harm: Lawyer
Stormy Daniels was threatened with physical harm: Lawyer

In response to the backlash, Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen , said that it was he and he alone who had paid off Daniels, and this prompted Daniels to go public that the non-disclosure agreement she had signed was no longer valid.

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  • 6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida
6 dead in pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

Four workers sustained minor injuries in that incident and FIGG was fined $28,000 by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry after the agency found the company violated safety rules, the newspaper reported . Cables were attached to the walkway to take the weight off the structure, renderings show. "I looked up, and in an instant, the bridg...

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  • Native River holds off Might Bite for Gold Cup glory
Native River holds off Might Bite for Gold Cup glory

Anibale Fly came in third at 33/1. But approaching the last-fence, Might Bite , hoping to make history for Nicky Henderson by winning the "big three", was on Native River's shoulder and appearing destined for glory. "It's unreal", said the Venn Farm maestro. The Gold Cup is the most prestigious race in the jumps racing calendar and has bee...

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  • NPA announces decision on Zuma charges
NPA announces decision on Zuma charges

An elated Maimane popped open a bottle of champagne to celebrate the National Prosecuting Authority's decision. He will be prosecuted in a corruption case related to 30 billion rand arms deal in the late 1990s. "It is a fight that we have been waging in the Courts for nearly nine years and today's decision is a vindication of the decision to chal...

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  • United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center
United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center

Russia's foreign ministry, which denies any responsibility for the poisoning , said Mr Williamson's remarks showed London had something to hide. Has the United Kingdom got a further package of measures it could unleash in response? Frankly, Russia should go away, and it should shut up.

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  • White House won't say if Putin is a friend or a foe
White House won't say if Putin is a friend or a foe

Trump chose to replace his economic adviser Gary Cohn , who announced his resignation in part over the president's decision to implement tariffs, with Larry Kudlow , a TV personality who does not have an economics degree and who said "there is no recession" before one of the worst recessions in us history.

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  • All 6 candidates in Maharashtra set to enter RS unopposed
All 6 candidates in Maharashtra set to enter RS unopposed

Their nominations were filed after the BJP kicked up a row over the validity of Rathwa's nomination March 13 - the last day of registration. The election of two official nominees each of the BJP and the Congress was a forgone conclusion given the numerical strength of both the parties in the 182-member Assembly.

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  • Donald Trump Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years
Donald Trump Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years

The filing was listed as "uncontested", which suggests there won't be legal battle over the custody of their five children or assets. Sources that are close to the couple have confirmed to Page Six that the pair are struggling through marital problems .

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  • Here's how to pick the winners in your NCAA tournament pool
Here's how to pick the winners in your NCAA tournament pool

Virginia went from being an unranked team that few expected to contend in the Atlantic Coast Conference to the unanimous No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 of the season. "I actually wanted to get into the banking world and that was my focus". Filling the void left by the injured ACC sixth man of the year is manageable for Diakite, who has faced far g...

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  • Gonzaga vs. UNC Greensboro in men's NCAA Tournament 2018
Gonzaga vs. UNC Greensboro in men's NCAA Tournament 2018

Coach Mark Few said he has walked the fine line between using last year - when the Zags finally made the Final Four after years of close calls - as fuel, without putting the burdens of the close call on a team that is fundamentally different.

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  • Paul Manafort asks judge to dismiss criminal charges against him
Paul Manafort asks judge to dismiss criminal charges against him

Manafort is under similar bail conditions for the case in Washington. In a series of motions , lawyers argued the case against Manafort should be dismissed on the grounds that special counsel Robert Mueller overstepped his jurisdiction.

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  • Will use this until party gets 2-leaves symbol, says TTV
Will use this until party gets 2-leaves symbol, says TTV

Jayalalithaa's image embossed in the centre. " Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam" is the name of his new party. Past year in August, Sasikala and Dhinakaran were stripped of their party posts following the merger of the two main factions under the leadership of chief minister Edappadi K.

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  • Dow falls 249 as Trump trade fears weigh on stocks
Dow falls 249 as Trump trade fears weigh on stocks

We could and in my opinion should force China to cooperate in the nuclear disarmament of Beijing's lap dog, North Korea, ‎or they lose access to American markets. US steel and aluminum producers - and their counterparts around the world - have been hammered by overproduction by China. The US, on the other hand, has around a 14% share in China's t...

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  • Pakistanis are happier than Indians, according to the United Nation's Happiness Index
Pakistanis are happier than Indians, according to the United Nation's Happiness Index

The estimates were based on the six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income , healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. With a population of around 5.5 million people, Finland counted some 300,000 foreigners in 2016. " Finland has vaulted from fifth place to the top of the rankings...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn: Salisbury attack 'evidence points towards Russia'
Jeremy Corbyn: Salisbury attack 'evidence points towards Russia'

Speaking to reporters after the statement updating MPs on the poisoning in Salisbury, the spokesman indicated that Labour does not believe there is enough evidence yet to blame the Russian state for the attack. Yesterday Corbyn's normally loyal shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry also contradicted Corbyn and his spokesman. With a British ...

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  • Explosion kills 9 in northeast Pakistan
Explosion kills 9 in northeast Pakistan

He said he believes the police were targeted. The blast took place close to a police check post, a few kilometres from the palatial residence of the Sharif family and close to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat . The top officer also directed further tightening the process of checking and monitoring at the entry and exit routes of the metr...

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