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Xi received a standing ovation after winning all 2,970 votes for the presidency and Central Military Commission chairman. With no other candidate in the running, the unanimous vote by the National People's Congress was more of a political statement - proclaiming unequivocal loyalty and deference to the country's most powerful leader in decades.
  • EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran

    EU Powers Exploring New, Non-Nuclear Sanctions On Iran

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country would remain in the deal even if the U.S. withdraws, so long as Iran's interests are protected. I guess he (Tillerson) thought it was OK. So the arrival of Pompeo will likely bolster Trump's most hawkish instincts on Iran and North Korea as well as his unusual reluctance to combat Russian machinations.
  • ONU quiere

    ONU quiere "relación positiva" con nuevo jefe diplomático de EU

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    Menciona que Pompeo tiene cualidades óptimas para servir como secretario de Estado y enfrentar los nuevos retos. ¡Hará un trabajo fantástico! Haspel fue designada ayer para convertirse en la primera mujer en dirigir esa entidad de espionaje, pero su nombramiento fue recibido con recelo debido a su oscuro pasado, en el que abundan los relatos de torturas.
  • Russia will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov

    Russia will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov

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    The statement comes as Britain seeks global support to hold Russia accountable for the March 4 attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal , 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33. While the statement signals a more coordinated response from Britain's closest allies, it lacked any details about specific measures the West would take if Russian Federation failed to comply.
  • Gonzaga Narrowly Escaped A First Round Upset Against No. 13 UNC

    Gonzaga Narrowly Escaped A First Round Upset Against No. 13 UNC

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    Marvin Smith had a chance to tie it and his 3-point attempt looked spot on, but it bounded in and out. (16.1 points) and Reed Tellinghuisen (12.1) also average double figures for South Dakota State, which ranks sixth nationally with 84.9 points per game and shoots 40.3 percent as a team from 3-point range (12th nationally).
  • 'We have to make this change:' Dems ponder disavowing Pelosi after Lamb

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    Democrats boasted optimistically of an impending wave, and produced a new list of races that suddenly seemed within reach. The shift in areas such as Greensburg in Westmoreland County and in South Park in Allegheny County helped pave the way to an upset victory for Democrat Conor Lamb , who flipped what has been a solidly Republican district to the other side.
  • Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats, says Lavrov

    Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats, says Lavrov

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    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has already signalled that 23 British diplomats will be asked to leave the country, mirroring the British move against Russia's London embassy. "We condemn this unprecedented attack by Russian Federation on the territory of the United Kingdom". Moscow has fiercely denied its involvement and warned it would respond.
  • After angry outburst, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to play India in final

    After angry outburst, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to play India in final

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    In a tense encounter, in which they beat Sri Lanka last night, with Mahmudullah Riyadh rising to the occasion with a last ball six, will give the "Tigers" huge confidence. The high voltage drama happened in the second innings' last over when Shakib Al Hasan's squad needed just 12 runs to beat the Islanders. The next ball, Mustafizur Rahman, in desperation to get Mahmudullah on strike, got himself run out.
  • Arizona Cardinals to sign quarterback Sam Bradford

    Arizona Cardinals to sign quarterback Sam Bradford

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    EST on Wednesday but the chips in the big quarterback market have already begun to fall. It's one thing for a media member to level such scathing criticism. The team released tight end Brent Celek. Before agreeing with Bradford, the Cardinals had no QBs on their roster after the retirement of Carson Palmer and the departure of free agents Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert .
  • Fired Secretary of State Tillerson: I'm praying for America

    Fired Secretary of State Tillerson: I'm praying for America

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    However, Trump emphatically rejected talk of chaos in his year-old administration as he nears a pivotal moment on the global stage with his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . After hours of bureaucratic tug-of-war, Tillerson, in his final somber turn before the cameras, said he would be delegating his responsibilities to deputy secretary John Sullivan at the end of the workday and would resign effective at the end of the month.
  • Trump To Change Out Shulkin With Criminally Indicted Rick Perry?

    Trump To Change Out Shulkin With Criminally Indicted Rick Perry?

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    A source told CNN that Trump and Perry met for lunch at the White House on Monday to talk about the issues surrounding the Veterans Affairs department. The report found that Shulkin and top aides, including his chief of staff, misled ethics officials, and that his wife's travel was inappropriately paid for by the agency.
  • Wrong candidates, disenchanted workers ensured BJP's drubbing in UP bypolls

    Wrong candidates, disenchanted workers ensured BJP's drubbing in UP bypolls

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    In Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) retained the Araria Lok Sabha seat where its nominee Sarfaraz Alam beat BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh by over 60,000 votes. Yogi said that the alliance between SP and BSP has caused the defeat. Elsewhere, RJD workers beat drums and raised slogans hailing Lalu Prasad, who has been jailed for corruption, and his son Tejashwi Yadav, who asked opposition leaders to join hands at the national level to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha battle.
  • Islam doesn't belong to Germany, interior minister says

    Islam doesn't belong to Germany, interior minister says

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    But the appetite for deeper change, such as Mr Macron's vision for a separate eurozone budget, a single eurozone finance minister and a dedicated fund that would help countries facing external shocks and imbalances, is limited. As part of the deal to seal the formation of her new government, Ms. Merkel handed the finance ministry, which is responsible for eurozone matters, to the Social Democratic Party, a left-leaning party that has historically been strongly in favor of transferring ...
  • Identifican a dos víctimas mortales del colapso del puente — Miami

    Identifican a dos víctimas mortales del colapso del puente — Miami

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    Otros detalles aún no han publicados. Humble resultó herido en el cuello y el brazo pero está en condición estable, reportó el periódico. Informó además que el cuerpo policial está conduciendo una "investigación por homicidio", pero que es pronto todavía para determinar si habrá cargos criminales.
  • Senate Hears From Parkland Survivors As House Moves School Safety Bill

    Senate Hears From Parkland Survivors As House Moves School Safety Bill

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    Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Tex., voting against it. This funding may not be used for arming teachers and school personnel, or training in the use of a firearm. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the bill "provides a multi-layered approach" to identify threats so authorities can stop violence before it occurs.
  • North Korea's Sweden visit prompts speculation on USA summit

    North Korea's Sweden visit prompts speculation on USA summit

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    The Scandinavian country is viewed as a potential location for talks between Trump and the leader who he once called "Little Rocket Man". "They now have nuclear weapons and a delivery system that can legitimately threaten all states in the United States ", Yun told CNN on Thursday.
  • Russia To Expand 'Blacklist' Of Americans In Response To Sanctions

    Russia To Expand 'Blacklist' Of Americans In Response To Sanctions

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    Moscow is also retaliating against the United Kingdom amid a fallout over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. A senior Russian diplomat says that Moscow will respond to a new set of US sanctions by expanding its "blacklist" of Americans who are barred from traveling to Russia .
  • Russia's RT warns British media after spy poisoning

    Russia's RT warns British media after spy poisoning

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    Britain has expelled 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Moscow over the incident . Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, describing it as the most brazen such move since World War II.
  • 'Press Virginia' comes West as Mountaineers face Racers

    'Press Virginia' comes West as Mountaineers face Racers

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    The Bison finished the year at 22-10 overall, recording their third straight 20-plus victory season after winning 12 of the final 14 games. After Bruce Brown missed a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left, Charleston's Grant Riller had a shot to tie the game.
  • New CIA director nominee Haspel involved in torture program

    New CIA director nominee Haspel involved in torture program

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    She's a "simply exceptional" person who gets things done in a "quiet, yet effective way" and is "calm under fire". He suggested a slew of other techniques, including the execution of family members in front of interrogation suspects as an inducement to talk.
  • Despite What Paul Ryan Said, Republicans Still Wrong About Conor Lamb

    Despite What Paul Ryan Said, Republicans Still Wrong About Conor Lamb

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    Trump himself also tweeted about Lamb's opposition to the tax law, a signature piece of legislation for his administration, one day before the election. He said , I, I, you know, Second Amendment, all, everything. "They have a hatred for God". If so, we need to hear from you! Republicans with vulnerable seats may have to decide whether to break with Trump (and risk alienating Trump cultists), or stick with Trump (and risk alienating swing voters who detest their fealty).
  • NCAA Tournament: John Calipari didn't love Buffalo coach calling him a whiner

    NCAA Tournament: John Calipari didn't love Buffalo coach calling him a whiner

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    Although many were surprised by Buffalo's shocker over Arizona, Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel wasn't shocked by the Bulls' impressive victory and cautioned against looking ahead following Kentucky's win over Davidson . Davidson had its shots. Davidson (21-12) was led by sophomore guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson with 21 points, including a 6-for-11 night from beyond the 3-point arc.
  • Response to UK could come 'any minute — Kremlin

    Response to UK could come 'any minute — Kremlin

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    Putin's spokesman denounced the claim as "shocking and inexcusable". Authorities continue to de-contaminate the area. It will be the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since 1971, at the height of the Cold War. "So either way Russia must answer these accusations", she told the ABC on Friday. According to the committee, in the 1990s, Berezovsky created his "lobby" group in the management of Aeroflot, putting in place people from the structures under his control.
  • Day after Jaya remark, Naresh Agrawal expresses regret

    Day after Jaya remark, Naresh Agrawal expresses regret

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    With these three candidates, the BJP has now fielded 11 candidates, against ten Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh . But the distrust kept simmering. Agrarwal was also in the centre of controversy after his comment on Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been detained by Pakistan by suspecting him of being a terrorist.
  • Paul opposes confirming Trump's secretary of state and CIA nominees

    Paul opposes confirming Trump's secretary of state and CIA nominees

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    Indeed, Tillerson quickly acquired the status of one of the " adults in the room " that could temper the excesses of his volatile boss. Gary Cohn got what remained of climate change . Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that Rex Tillerson's firing as US secretary of state did not come up during his talks overseas this week, describing interest in the issue as largely a "Washington, D.C., story".
  • ABQ students join national walkout seeking safer schools

    ABQ students join national walkout seeking safer schools

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    The video , released Thursday by the Broward Sheriff's office, sheds more light on the actions of former deputy Scot Peterson , during the February 14 rampage in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and school staff dead, and another 17 people injured.
  • USA announces new sanctions against Russians over 2016 election interference

    USA announces new sanctions against Russians over 2016 election interference

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    In the joint statement with the United Kingdom, France and Germany , the United States closed a gap that had emerged earlier this week when White House appeared to stop short of blaming Russian Federation for the attack. The UK government says they were poisoned with a nerve agent of a type developed by Russian Federation called Novichok and PM Theresa May said she believed Moscow was "culpable".
  • Eddie O'Sullivan on England

    Eddie O'Sullivan on England

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    And the team feels the same way. The 2009 Grand Slam victor knows, on the evidence produced so far, that Schmidt's men will show up and deliver. Looking back, he also considers the autumn to have been a missed opportunity to blood some emerging talent, with England's strength in depth severely tested this championship and not as broad as initially thought.
  • Moscow certain to expel United Kingdom diplomats, says minister

    Moscow certain to expel United Kingdom diplomats, says minister

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    Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said Wednesday that Britain's allegations that Moscow was responsible for a nerve attack were "completely unacceptable". "We believe this is very serious provocation and, of course, we are not ready to talk in a way of the ultimatum". He added: "We are making every effort to expedite this process".
  • Russian Lawmaker: US Had Access To Nerve Agent

    Russian Lawmaker: US Had Access To Nerve Agent

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    Other actions being pushed by Britain include legislation enabling it to detain people suspected of hostile state activity - the powers are now restricted to its ability to detain those suspected of terrorism - and a strengthening of the state's ability to impose sanctions in response to violations of human rights, similar to the U.S.'s Magnitsky Act .
  • Talks on Iran nuclear deal amid questions of US commitment

    Talks on Iran nuclear deal amid questions of US commitment

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    No tears should be shed over the departure of Tillerson, who oversaw the decimation of some of the more responsible agencies of the State Department and the downgrading of its capacity and resources. Pompeo is about to find out. Of all the congressional representatives who have suckled themselves at the breast of the Koch brothers and their friends, Mike Pompeo is the champion.
  • US, France, Germany Join UK Over Spy Poisoning Row

    US, France, Germany Join UK Over Spy Poisoning Row

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    The measure is a response to May's sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Skripal. In Washington, Trump said: "It looks like the Russians were behind it". An 83-year-old whistleblower who helped develop Novichok said in an interview published Friday that he thinks the Skripals have little chance of surviving, and that only a few countries in the world have laboratories powerful enough to develop the nerve agent.
  • Android Wear Has Been Officially Rebranded As Wear OS

    Android Wear Has Been Officially Rebranded As Wear OS

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    Just like Android smartphones, these watches face fragmentation and a lack of updates . Now the Hindi version of the app will help more Indians to get directions properly. Time will tell if Wear OS can appeal to more users than its predecessor did. That's nice, but the notifications are still handled poorly. [Image: Google] Given that most mobile games are already like big interactive ads to sell microtransactions, these rewarded ads are essentially a playable ad inside a playable ad.
  • Angela Merkel elected German chancellor for fourth term

    Angela Merkel elected German chancellor for fourth term

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    The far-right and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany , or AfD, which saw the biggest gains in September's elections, will now be the country's biggest opposition party. Merkel will head a coalition of her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD). A new departure for Europe, a new dynamic for Germany, new cohesion for our country - that's what we have before us...
  • Ford looks to topple Toyota hybrids, Jeep SUVs in brand overhaul

    Ford looks to topple Toyota hybrids, Jeep SUVs in brand overhaul

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    Ford made a whole bunch of news on Thursday in announcing numerous product plans for the next several years-including a Bronco Hybrid, Explorer ST, and all-new small off-road SUV . Seen above is a side profile shot of the new Bronco; clearly meant to prove to skeptics that the new SUV will look the part when it comes to Bronco's boxy heritage.
  • Yogi Adityanath no mass campaigner, says Samajwadi Party's Praveen Nishad

    Yogi Adityanath no mass campaigner, says Samajwadi Party's Praveen Nishad

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    Buoyed by bypolls victory, the RJD MLAs staged a demonstration outside the Bihar assembly, demanding resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the ruling coalition's defeat. The Congress also claimed the BJP had "lost" its simple majority in the Lok Sabha. Catholic lay leader A.C. Michael said it is not time for those who oppose the BJP to become jubilant.