• Xi Jinping starts new term as President of China
Xi Jinping starts new term as President of China

This effectively paved the way for Xi the country's most powerful leader since the founder of communist China, Mao Zedong to rule indefinitely. While most of Xi's power flows from his roles as party chief and supreme military commander, being president - or "chairman" in Chinese - gives him legal standing as head of state.

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  • Russia expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations
Russia expels 23 British diplomats over ex-spy poisoning accusations

The United States said Wednesday that Russian Federation was "responsible" for the nerve agent attack and urged the UN Security Council to hold Moscow accountable. It also said the hackers exploited open-source material from companies' public websites to mine seemingly innocuous information that was later used to infiltrate networks.

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  • Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats
Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats

Britain had only expelled the Russian diplomats after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Britain, he said . And it also said it would halt the activities of the British Council in Russian Federation in a tough series of retaliatory measures announced after summoning British ambassador Laurie Bristow.

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  • Country feeling tired under Modi, Congress will bring change: Rahul
Country feeling tired under Modi, Congress will bring change: Rahul

Earlier to this, Rahul Gandhi held a meeting with chief ministers from Congress , and presidents of state for congress and Congress legislature party leaders from all states to give a final shape to the draft resolutions that is to be adopted at the plenary session .

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  • North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today
North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today

Meanwhile, Sweden has an embassy in Pyongyang, which also represents United States interests in North Korea. Sweden is happy to help with problems on the Korean peninsula but it is up to the parties involved to try to find a way forward, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstom said on Friday.

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  • North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden
North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

The historically neutral European country, whose embassy represents USA interests in the North Korean capital, has often played the role of intermediary in discussions between Washington and Pyongyang. "If we can use our contacts in the best way, we will do so", Wallstrom said, noting the situation on the Korean peninsula was "of interest to us all...

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  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hints at little rotation for FA Cup
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hints at little rotation for FA Cup

It is also very unlucky. "They showed they were a great team, with great players, and we were lucky enough to knock them out". "I played against Messi a lot of time, I have already conceded goals like that before". Chelsea are aiming to win the FA Cup and secure a top-four finish in the Premier League rather than prioritising one over the ot...

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  • Russian Federation to expel 23 United Kingdom diplomats over Skripal spat
Russian Federation to expel 23 United Kingdom diplomats over Skripal spat

In response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy, UK Prime Minister Theresa May this week said there's no doubt Russia is guilty of attempted murder. Mr Bristow, speaking to reporters after being summoned, said the United Kingdom would "always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies and our values against an attack of this sort...

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  • United Nations urges support for Palestinian refugee agency
United Nations urges support for Palestinian refugee agency

The U.S. had been UNWRA's largest donor, supplying almost 30 percent of its budget. He stressed the support of UNRWA is a political message that the worldwide community has not abandoned the Palestinian refugees and has not left them victims of destitution and despair, and will not contribute to depriving half a million students of their right to...

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  • Hacker Adrian Lamo dies at 36
Hacker Adrian Lamo dies at 36

The coroner for Sedgwick County, where Lamo lived, confirmed his death, but provided no further details. Initial reports state that it is unclear how Lamo died, but Wichita Police Officer Charley Davidson stated that there was "nothing suspicious about his death".

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  • United Kingdom 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats
United Kingdom 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats

Mrs May also told parliament that 23 Russian diplomats were identified as undeclared intelligence officers and were given a week to leave the UK. Moscow announced the measures on the eve of a presidential election which incumbent Vladimir Putin should comfortably win.

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  • Supporters, Protesters Await Trump's Border Visit In California
Supporters, Protesters Await Trump's Border Visit In California

Other protesters appeared near San Diego earlier Tuesday , where the president examined a series of border wall prototypes and spoke to Marines. When viewing the giant structures, which are 30 feet (9.1 meters) high and 30 feet long, Trump said that he preferred a fully concrete wall with see-through features.

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  • United States, Germany, Others Condemn Attack On Russian Ex-Spy
United States, Germany, Others Condemn Attack On Russian Ex-Spy

A report on Walla News said that the United Kingdom ambassador to Israel had met with National Security Council head, Meir Ben-Shabbat, and asked him to urge Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to personally join the global condemnation. After the first known use of a military-grade nerve toxin on British soil since World War Two, the United States...

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  • Authorities pull 3 bodies from debris of FIU bridge collapse
Authorities pull 3 bodies from debris of FIU bridge collapse

That was the day after the span fell onto a busy eight-lane street near Florida International University, crushing people and cars. The voice-mail message was three days old when the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) retrieved it Friday.

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  • Bansky's latest NYC mural protests artist's imprisonment
Bansky's latest NYC mural protests artist's imprisonment

She still has 18 months left to serve, and remains unaware of the mural, according to a news release. Provocative artist Banksy has revealed a 20m high artwork in NY to draw attention to the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish painter from Turkey.

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  • Central Alabama Forecast: Rain Returns Friday
Central Alabama Forecast: Rain Returns Friday

No severe weather is expected in the morning round of storms, but a few strong to marginally severe storms are possible later this afternoon and evening, according to the weather service. The rain is to continue into Friday night, with the breezy conditions sticking around and a low in the lower 30s forecast. Saturday evening looks mostly clo...

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  • Georgia poised to execute serial killer the Stocking Strangler
Georgia poised to execute serial killer the Stocking Strangler

He will be receiving the institutional tray consisting of grilled hamburger, hot dog, white beans, coleslaw, and grape beverage. However, he was only charged and convicted for three counts each of malice, murder, rape and burglary for the deaths of 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year-old Martha Thurmond and 74-year-old Kathleen Woodruff.

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  • Seoul to seek high-level talks with N. Korea in preparation for summit
Seoul to seek high-level talks with N. Korea in preparation for summit

Security Council. "We value this opportunity to arrange a meeting". On Saturday, the Japanese foreign minister will meet with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung Wha in Washington to exchange views on the planned summit between South Korean President Moon Jae In and Kim.

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  • Russian Federation to expel British diplomats in retaliatory move
Russian Federation to expel British diplomats in retaliatory move

Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week that 23 Russian diplomats would be expelled from Britain after concluding it was highly probable that Moscow was behind the poisoning, but she stopped short of pointing the finger directly at Putin.

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  • Donald Trump tried saving Don Jr. and Vanessa's marriage
Donald Trump tried saving Don Jr. and Vanessa's marriage

On Thursday, Stetten, who is from Los Angeles, tweeted of Donald Jr ., "Surprised his marriage didn't work out since he was sending me DMs a month after his wife gave birth ". Haydon grew up in a townhouse on the Upper West Side, not too far from Trump Tower. In a 2006 interview with the New York Times , Vanessa Trump recounted that the fut...

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