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Defying pressure from overseas and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that a controversial election would go ahead next weekend for a new congress his foes fear will institutionalize dictatorship. Organizers had hoped that Saturday's demonstration would send a forceful message to Maduro to cancel a July 30 election for delegates to an assembly to overhaul the constitution.
  • The World's Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Will Soon Join the US Navy

    The World's Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Will Soon Join the US Navy

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    Trump will deliver the ceremony's principal address, marking his second visit to the new carrier since his inauguration. "Everyone will know that America is coming, and America is coming strong". The new technology and warfighting capabilities that Ford brings will transform naval warfare, making us a more lethal Navy. She has attracted criticism from analysts and defense officials for the technical problems, delays and cost overruns in her construction.
  • Tillerson 'satisfied' with Qatar's progress in resolving crisis

    Tillerson 'satisfied' with Qatar's progress in resolving crisis

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    The UAE and the three other Arab nations have imposed a slew of sanctions on Qatar, including the closure of its only land border. Tillerson, however, said Friday while meeting with the visiting foreign minister of Oman that the U.S.is satisfied with Qatar's efforts to address concerns about terror financing and counterterrorism.
  • ISPR rejects Indian allegations of targeting civilians

    ISPR rejects Indian allegations of targeting civilians

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    This came a day after the Indian Army told Pakistan to stop indulging in violating the cease-fire along the LoC and the International Border (IB). India has also alleged that army vehicles which were carrying out the rescue mission came under heavy shelling from the Pakistani side.
  • Tolbert on OJ Simpson: 'This guys never goes away'

    Tolbert on OJ Simpson: 'This guys never goes away'

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    I haven't made any excuses in nine years here, but I should have never allowed these alleged security guys to help me, because it turned out they were only trying to help themselves... "But nine-and-a-half to 33 years is way too long". "This is a good man". After yesterday's parole hearing - in which Simpson , now 70, was told he will go free in October - the stabbing victim's younger sister Tanya said angrily: "The fact is that my sister has diary entries dating back to, what, 1978 ...
  • Total solar eclipse: What you need to know

    Total solar eclipse: What you need to know

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    It will happen NASA Warned People Not to Use Unsafe Eclipse Glasseson Monday, August 21st, 2017 ( total solar eclipse dates the USA). Anyone outside of totality does need a pair to safely view the sun safely during the partial phases before and after totality.
  • US Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions

    US Treasury Accuses Exxon Mobil Of 2014 Violation Of Russia Sanctions

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    The Treasury Department on Thursday leveled a $2 million civil fine against Exxon Mobil Corp . for violating sanctions against Russian Federation three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson led the Texas oil company. Since taking office in Washington, Mr Tillerson has taken a tough line on Ukraine-related sanctions. In a statement e-mailed to RFE/RL, Exxon Mobil took exception to the accusations, saying the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control was trying ...
  • Saudi national carrier says laptop ban on USA flights ended

    Saudi national carrier says laptop ban on USA flights ended

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    The U.S.' controversial laptop ban for certain Middle Eastern or African airports is now over. A ban on electronic devices in cabins on Saudi Arabian Airlines flights to the United States has been lifted, according to the airline. Passengers from 10 #airports in the Middle East and Africa on flights bound for the USA can now carry on board their laptops and tablets . DHS began lifting the ban for individual airlines as each implemented stricter security measures.
  • China displays military might in Tibet

    China displays military might in Tibet

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    We are involved in a tri-junction this time and it's directly related to us. The dispute concerns land near where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet. "In the past, it was only Indira Gandhi, who took a strong stand in the case of Bangladesh, and now it's Modi", Nalapat added. The paper does acknowledge that the Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar "recently made positive remarks in Singapore, saying that "India and China should not let differences become disputes".
  • Dollar Mixed After Central Banks Leave Rates Unchanged

    Dollar Mixed After Central Banks Leave Rates Unchanged

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    At the time of writing, the Euro to Pound Sterling ( EUR GBP) exchange rate was trading at 0 .8972 and the Pound Sterling to Euro ( GBP EUR) exchange rate was trading at 1 .1144. "We doubt that Draghi will be using that word again in a hurry, but if he was hoping that today's dovish press conference would ease the upwards pressure on the euro then he was wrong".
  • Turkey slams German comments on detention of activists

    Turkey slams German comments on detention of activists

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    On Saturday (25 March) the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee issued a report on the UK's relations with Turkey , in which the Erdoğan government's claim that Gülenists masterminded the 15 July coup attempt is refuted. Since then Erdogan has likened German and other European leaders to fascists and Nazis after Turkish officials were barred from campaigning in those countries in the run-up to a referendum on switching to a presidential system in Turkey .
  • Bristol hosts ICC World Cup semi-final

    Bristol hosts ICC World Cup semi-final

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    England paceman Mark Wood has been declared fit for the third Test of the four-match series against South Africa after scans revealed no serious injury on his left heel. Beaumont said, "I think the best part of our squad is that someone different steps up every single game". Reflecting on the result South African skipper, Dane Van Niekerk rued the lack of Madiba magic (since it was Nelson Mandela Day) and said that they had a great campaign but did not the magic they needed on the ...