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Afghans vent anger at government after latest Taleban attack

Mattis, visiting Afghanistan for the first time as President Donald Trump's defence secretary, said that "any weapons being funnelled here from a foreign country would be a violation of worldwide law". "The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) was standing at the first line against terrorism and continues its earnest counter-terrorism efforts with full might for ensuring security and stability in Afghanistan, region and the world", Ghani said during the meeting. Read More »

Polls show Trump's approval at new low as 100-day mark looms

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Saturday will be his 100th day. "Somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan", he said. They point to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific partnership trade agreement and green-lighting the Keystone pipeline. Read More »

Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis , the director of national intelligence as well as the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff called for all 100 Senators to attend. Xi Jinping also urged Washington to "maintain close contacts" with Beijing as way of managing the tensions. However, all of them calculated that actual military action was far too risky, because it could well result in massive destruction and loss of life in both North and South Korea. Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Actions on Tax Rules, Dodd-Frank Powers

The White House claims that individuals and businesses now spend 6.1bn hours collectively complying with the tax code, costing the USA economy $234.4bn a year in time and expenses. Earlier, Mnuchin said under the previous administration, the tax code became extremely expensive and burdensome. Trump said during the news conference Friday that he expects the White House will release his plan for tax reform on Wednesday. Read More »

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry said following the conversation that "during the discussion of worldwide problems Lavrov expressed regret over the US opposition to Russia's initiative in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to dispatch inspectors to Syria for verifying the reports on the use of Sarin nerve gas in the town of Khan Sheykhun on April 4 and the presence of poison chemicals on the Shayrat airbase". Read More »

Child critically injured during baseball game in Boston

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Within minutes, first responders got his heart beating again after using a defibrillator twice. They were unable to revive him and he remained unconscious as he was transported to hospital. The paramedics inserted a breathing tube shortly after. "He was dead and we brought him back to life", Hassan told the Globe . The boy was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment and is now in critical condition. Read More »

Obama To Speak At University of Chicago

Unfortunately, Michelle Obama will reportedly not be there, but the event will be live-streamed. No tickets remain for distribution to the general public, but the event will be televised. Since departing the White House on January 20, Obama has stayed silent - even as the maneuvers of President Donald Trump's administration have conjured up all kinds of conversations nationwide. Read More »

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey goes right to work on first day

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Bentley has denied having a physical relationship with Mason, who is married, and had repeatedly vowed not to resign, saying he had done nothing illegal. She's the first Republican woman elected lieutenant governor of Alabama and the first Republican to hold that office for two straight terms. It paints a portrait of a dysfunctional executive branch headed by a Nixonian governor whose "loyalty shifted from the State of Alabama to himself". Read More »

Organization Provides Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Disabilities

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Once a volunteer said, "Go" hundreds of children raced across the lawn in sheer excitement, picking up eggs as they went. The egg hunt was separated by age group and was about four soccer fields long. But everything they're doing out here, I absolutely love, said local parent, Brittany Mallard. "It was like a big old tornado trying to get me", said Dayanara Bayel, 9. Read More »

Only 2 Percent of Americans Who Voted for Trump Regret It

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Trump appears to be the only United States president to have earned a net negative public opinion of him out of all post-WWII administrations, with 53 percent disapproving and 42 percent approving of his performance since he came into office in January, a poll conducted for ABC News and the Washington Post showed on Sunday. Read More »

Macron vs. Le Pen Reveals Deep French Nationalist Divide

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Many analysts here say that because of her far-right policies , Le Pen can not beat Macron in a head-to-head, national race. Le Pen, 48, has also touted her pledges to suspend the EU's open-border agreement on France's frontiers, and to expel foreigners who are on the watch lists of intelligence services, as the right response to a series of Islamist attacks in France. Read More »

Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

Early Monday morning, Peggy Whitson officially set the record for most cumulative days in space by a USA astronaut. The call is slated to begin at 10 a.m. The call will air live on NASA TV. But Monday, Trump said he wants an astronaut to get to Mars in his first or second term as president, "so we'll have to speed that up a little bit". Read More »

Hollande calls on French to back Macron, prevent Le Pen "risk"

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Macron embraces globalization and European integration, Le Pen channels the forces of discontent that triggered Brexit and brought Donald Trump to power. Manuel Valls, a former Socialist prime minister on the right-wing of the party who broke with Hamon's campaign after failing to beat him for the party ticket, said he would be ready to work with Macron. Read More »

Aaron Nola: Aaron Nola lands on DL with back strain

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Nola, 23, felt some soreness in his lower back during his most recent start last Thursday against the Mets. Nola's back improved with treatment but he still experienced some tightness during a side session Sunday. Nola was scheduled to pitch Wednesday. Pivetta owns a 3-0 mark with an 0.95 ERA in three starts this season with the IronPigs. Allowing 20 hits and eight earned runs in all this season, the up-and-coming hurler has also posted a ideal 2-0 record and 15 strikeouts against six walks. Read More »

Présidentielle : le duel Macron

Le candidat socialiste Emmanuel Macron sort avec 23,09% suivi de la candidate du Front National (21, 7%) qui à l'âge de 24 ans a effectué sa première campagne électorale. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan échouerait de quelques milliers de voix. Mais la semaine devrait surtout être marquée par une "vague d'investitures" aux législatives, selon un haut cadre du parti. Read More »

France's rejected mainstream unites behind Macron for runoff

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But considering Macron secured nearly 24% of Sunday's first-round vote and he has all of the other candidates support now, he is seen as the likely victor. Macron first sought a debate with Le Pen in February "which she refused". In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro-EU ex-banker and former Economy Minister who founded his own party only a year ago, had 23.9 per cent of the votes against 21.4 per cent for Le Pen. Read More »

Marine Le Pen temporarily stepping down as National Front party leader

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He quit the government a few months later. "The reality is that [Macron] needs to secure another eight to ten million votes over the next two weeks to secure a victory", wrote the Eurasia Group's Charles Lichfield, citing some uncertainty that Macron's anti-Le Pen coalition of center-right and far-left voters would hold together and vote in significant numbers in two weeks. Read More »

Plus qu'une illusion — Jean-Luc Mélenchon

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Huit points devant François Fillon arrivé en deuxième position. Comme en 2012, le député européen échoue au premier tour de ce dimanche 23. Pendant les deux premières années, les gens étaient simples et mélangeaient tout. "Nous prenons nos responsabilités parce que l'accession à la présidence de la République de Marine le Pen serait trop grave pour le pays, trop grave pour la sécurité du monde". Read More »

LG all set to launch its G6 Indian edition today!!

The G6 is LG's first flagship smartphone with a "bezel-less" front, boasting a high 80.3% screen-to-body ratio. We have the power button which is also a fingerprint scanner, at the back along with that interesting looking dual-camera setup at the back. Read More »

Le journal de 12h30 : Macron-Le Pen, deux finalistes inédits

Dans une courte allocution à l'Elysée, le chef de l'Etat a mis en garde contre l'arrivée au pouvoir du Front national qui "diviserait profondément la France" et remettrait en cause sa place en Europe et dans le monde . "Face à un tel risque, il n'est pas possible de se taire ni se résigner dans l'indifférence", a-t-il ajouté, tançant au passage, sans le nommer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon qui n'a pas appelé au soir du premier tour à faire barrage contre le Front national. Read More »

Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election

The Euro rose to a five-month high against the dollar before paring back gains. Stocks on major indexes almost everywhere are surging in a decisive risk-on trade, while traditional safe havens like gold and Treasurys are selling off. The euro jumped in relief, and was last up 1.3 per cent at US$1.0873 (RM4.78), having been as far as US$1.0940, the highest since early November just after Donald Trump's USA election win. Read More »

March for Science draws thousands worldwide

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Nye, who served as an honorary co-chair for the March for Science , chided lawmakers who ignore scientific research in areas like climate change and railed against the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts. In New York demonstrators stretched for 10 blocks along Central Park West, wedged between the park and a line of buildings on a gray and dreary day. Read More »

Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed

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Instead, Ossoff , who would become the youngest member of Congress if elected, forced a June runoff with the GOP front-runner, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , which will check the temperature of the 2018 races. But Ossoff's haul fell short of the majority threshold required to outright win, despite him getting support from prominent Democrats and celebrities and attracting millions of dollars in outside donations. Read More »