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Trade minister courts China for softwood as US announces duties

On Twitter, Breitbart News White House correspondent Charlie Spiering quoted Trump as saying, "We're going to be putting a 20% tax on softwood lumber coming in - tariff on softwood coming into the United States from Canada". Both NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Clark's government failed to gain ground with the United States on the dispute. The action has had the effect of cutting prices Canadian buyers pay for dairy imports from the U.S. Read More »

Les politiques font le bilan du 1er tour (vidéo) — Val d'Oise

L'ex-ministre et son jeune mouvement " En Marche! Au passage, il faut signaler l'effondrement total du PS qui a gouverné 24 ans durant la Ve République si l'on compte la période de cohabitation qu'a incarnée Lionel Jospin, et qui est éliminé de cette présidentielle avec le score dérisoire de 6,35 %. Read More »

Israel appoints first female Muslim religious judge

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They have existed in what is now Israel since early Ottoman times and through the British Mandate, and were recognized by the State of Israel upon its founding in 1948. Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the Judicial Appointments Committee had not decided which of the nine Sharia courts in Israel Mansour-Khatib will be appointed to. Read More »

No waiver from Russian Federation sanctions

Asked about the waiver application, Alan Jeffers, an Exxon Mobil spokesman, said , "We don't comment on ongoing issues". The US sectoral sanctions were introduced in 2014 and prohibit the transfer of advanced technology to Russian Federation, including those related to shelf drilling, including the Arctic. Read More »

Boat capsizes in Moreton Bay off Brisbane

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One person has been hospitalised and another three suffered minor injuries. The vessel that overturned between Stradbroke and Moreton Islands was a fishing charter. #BREAKING : Several people have been thrown out of a boat as it overturned near Stradbroke Island. Others were being taken to Manly Harbour. One man was airlifted from the island in a serious condition with a back injury and all the other occupants of the vessel have been treated at Dunwich for non-life-threatening injuries. Read More »

Canada enacts more sanctions on Syria

On April 7, the US launched dozens of cruise missiles at Shayrat air base in Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack in Idlib province three days earlier that killed almost 100 people, including 30 children. "A great disappointment. I was very disappointed by that". The Trump administration said Monday that it issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional ... Read More »

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

The Senate voted to confirm Perdue 87-11. Many farmers are relying on Perdue to revive their businesses as they are suffering a downturn in the market. At his March 23 confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Perdue pledged to be a "tenacious" advocate for agriculture. Read More »

Trump speaks at Holocaust Remembrance Day event

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Trump described Wiesel as "an angel who lived through hell and whose courage still lights the darkness". President Trump pledged to " confront anti-Semitism" at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony on Tuesday. The headline atop his article reads: "Trump commemorates Holocaust after a series of missteps", and the bulk of the article is about the so-called "mis-steps", most of which are innocent mistakes and some of which are demonstrable lies that Merica repeats. Read More »

British PM May says June election result "not certain"

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Theresa May's claims that a general election victory will strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations have been called "nonsensical" by the European Parliament's chief Brexit co-ordinator. Conservative Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin seized on the suggestions that Labour may back a second vote, insisting it would disrupt the negotiations. Read More »

Convicted Brazilian goalkeeper going back to prison

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He served seven years of a 22-year jail sentence before being released and was then signed in March by Boa Esporte, a small team in Brazil's second division. The request to send Souza back to jail was made by Brazil's chief prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot. Media reports said they had cancelled Tuesday afternoon's training session. Read More »

Samsung's assistant Bixby in tough challenge to rivals

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The iconic home button, however, has been replaced with a pressure-sensitive section embedded under the screen. That means, in portrait orientation, a long, thin screen with a lot of space for the main content. Fitted with two size variants - 5.8 and 6.2 inches, the two models include Samsung's latest voice assistant Bixby, competing in a crowded marketplace that includes competitors such as Apple Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa . Read More »

Aleppo bomb attack toll rises to 112

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion occurred at Rashidin, and targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal reached between the government and rebels. Horrific images show lifeless bodies spread across the ground near the buses and dozens of others injured as they were rushed to hospital. "They were residents of two besieged Shia minority villages, who'd been besieged by rebels for years". Read More »

Audience groans as Ivanka Trump defends father in Berlin

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She also said, "I grew up in a house where there was no barriers to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and tenacity". "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive", Trump said. "You're the first daughter of the United States, and you're also an assistant to the president", the moderator said. Trump has yet to come out with an official policy on equal pay legislation. Read More »

Canada Trade War Heats Up With Tariff on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Considering Trump's blistering rhetoric against Mexico during and after the 2016 campaign, it's a surprise he chose to go after Canada first. The U.S. Are trade wars looming between Canada and the United States? The biggest retaliation came from Canada. Ontario continues to call on the federal government to establish a loan guarantee program, as well as programs to support communities and individuals that depend on Canadian companies negatively impacted by the lumber dispute. Read More »

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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The USDA is also responsible for the nation's food stamp program. "I suspect tomorrow that is something that a number of folks will bring up with the President", Starling said. The Nebraska Farmer's Union said Perdue looks to be up to the challenges ahead, including immediate work "to address the depressed farm economy, offering assistance to struggling farmers across the country". Read More »

Liverpool must believe they can claim top-four finish, says Wijnaldum

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They are still third in the Premier League, but they hold just a three-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United, who have two games in-hand. Kept at distance by the Palace defence, Coutinho needed a set-piece to finally pick his spot, sending Hennessey dashing across goal in vain with an inch-perfect free-kick to put Liverpool ahead midway through the first half. Read More »

Venezuela: 23 morts en un mois, nouvelle manifestation mercredi

Rien que lundi, trois hommes sont morts dans l'ouest du pays et sept personnes blessées, alors que des milliers d'opposants bloquaient les routes du pays. L'un des hauts dirigeants du chavisme, Diosdado Cabello, a pourtant réaffirmé lundi que "Nicolas ne va pas partir". Pour sa part, Nicolas Maduro a parlé de "29 morts", mardi soir au cours d'un discours, sans donner plus de précisions. Read More »

US general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated battle

The US-led coalition is attempting to recapture the Old City from the extremists, but the ancient quarters are densely populated and there have been concerns over civilian casualties. An Iraqi forces' vehicle drives past destroyed buildings in Mosul's al-Jadida area on March 26, 2017, following US-led airstrikes that killed civilians. Read More »

Hollande appelle à voter Macron, retour sur le terrain pour Le Pen

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Selon les derniers sondages de plusieurs institutions, Marine Le Pen serait battue par son concurrent Emmanuel Macron , candidat du mouvement "En Marche!", lors du second tour de vote de la présidentielle qui aura lieu le 7 mai. Il est à noter que les expatriés sont tout de même à 87.692 à avoir voté pour Jean-Luc Mélenchon malgré la proposition du candidat d'un impôt universel. Read More »

After Gaffes On Anti-Semitism, Trump Pledges To Fight It

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Mr. Trump's keynote address comes two weeks after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comments regarding the Holocaust at a press briefing where he compared Adolf Hitler with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons". Read More »

Samsung is fixing Galaxy S8 display just days after launch

In the Samsung Community forum, a Galaxy S7 user added that they faced the same issue when the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were launched, as they too couldn't be charged with older wireless pads. Verizon's changelog for its Galaxy S8 update showed that it provides subtle improvements to the Infinity Screen, which is Samsung's newest display, a previous report from The Inquisitr noted. Read More »