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A statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday (Apr 24) said that Mr Phuc's visit is taking place as Singapore and Vietnam celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations this year. ASEAN, formed more than half a century ago, has struggled with challenges facing the region because it works by consensus and is reluctant to get involved in matters considered internal to its members.
  • Trump welcomes US Olympics team to White House, several no-shows

    Trump welcomes US Olympics team to White House, several no-shows

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    The members of the Olympic and Paralympic teams presented the president with flags signed by the delegations. "I know what it's like to go into a room and feel like you're not wanted there". "A lot of good things are happening over there, literally as we speak", Mr. Trump said. But some of the biggest names in the 2018 Winter Olympics weren't there.
  • WashPost: WH Finds No Evidence Ronny Jackson 'Wrecked' Car

    WashPost: WH Finds No Evidence Ronny Jackson 'Wrecked' Car

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    Trump said he called Jackson, who announced he was withdrawing his nomination Thursday, for a pep talk. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee indefinitely postponed Jackson's confirmation hearing, which had been scheduled for Wednesday. He told reporters Thursday that he "absolutely" stood by his decision to release the allegations. At least the Associated Press had the decency to correct the record (sort of).
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief hails Korea meet as 'encouraging' first step

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief hails Korea meet as 'encouraging' first step

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    Russia's actions in Syria, its suspected use of a nerve agent against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom and its cyber activities were all discussed, the official said. "There was consensus on Russian aggression, the scale of Russian aggression and this being a problem that requires a response", the official said. Pompeo will also renew calls for the release of a jailed American pastor accused by Turkey of espionage, and encourage Turkey not to pursue the purchase of ...
  • Kamal Nath to head Congress in Madhya Pradesh

    Kamal Nath to head Congress in Madhya Pradesh

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    Besides the appointment of Kamal Nath, the AICC also announced the appointment of former Union minister and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia as chairman of the campaign committee. The appointments in Madhya Pradesh unit are considered as a "please-all" formula evolved by the Congress president, who has left the choice of the chief ministerial candidate open.
  • Second Palestinian Journalist Shot By Israeli Troops During Gaza Border Protests Dies

    Second Palestinian Journalist Shot By Israeli Troops During Gaza Border Protests Dies

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    Fadi al-Batsh was a member of Islamist group Hamas, which rules Gaza, and was said to be a rocket-making expert. Malaysia's deputy prime minister said the two suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. His death brought the toll of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire since March 30 to 41. But in a published interview Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel did not do it.
  • Van suspect held on murder charges

    Van suspect held on murder charges

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    Alek Minassian was a member of the forces from August 23, 2017, until October 25, 2017, a spokeswoman with the Department of National Defence said. The source said Minassian was assessed as a below-average recruit but noted that there were no red flags to suggest something like the van incident he's alleged to have been involved in was coming.
  • Stretch Your Dollar: National Pretzel Day freebies

    Stretch Your Dollar: National Pretzel Day freebies

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    These offers are valid at participating locations . To avoid getting bent out of shape, check with your closest location. The BOGO offer will be available for members in the rewards section of the app. What better way to celebrate Friday-eve than with some free knots? Plus, the first 100 customers at each location get a coupon for a free pretzel each day in May.
  • Israel ready to strike Iran, defence minister tells Saudi newspaper

    Israel ready to strike Iran, defence minister tells Saudi newspaper

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    Speaking with a news website run by a Saudi businessman that regularly interviews Israeli officials, Lieberman also threatened firm retaliation if Israel was attacked by Iran. He said Israel was not seeking a war but wanted to prevent Iran from establishing itself militarily in Syria. Israel has repeatedly hit Iranian and Iran-backed targets in Syria in recent years, most recently earlier this month in Homs province's T4 base , where several Iranian troops were reportedly killed.
  • French president urges United States to reject isolationism

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    On the other hand, Macron , who wrapped up his three-day visit to the country said France was keen to develop a new nuclear deal with Iran until 2025, adding that he wanted limitations on the nuclear programme, in a bid to stamp out Tehran's "regional influence" in the Middle East .
  • Supreme Court Grapples With Texas Redistricting Case

    Supreme Court Grapples With Texas Redistricting Case

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    The court then gave the Texas attorney general three days to advise whether the state would redistrict the electoral map in an "effort to cure these violations". Liberal justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor suggested Texas was still trying to avoid drawing districts with no racial taint. That's when the state's Republican-led legislature re-drew the maps.
  • Reporters without Borders: Media in Albania is partially free

    Reporters without Borders: Media in Albania is partially free

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    For instance, the United States, the country with the First Amendment (which among other things prevents US Congress from abridging the freedom of speech, and the freedom of the press) fell from rank 43 a year ago to rank 45. President Donald Trump has continually railed against the "fake news", calling journalists "enemy of the American people". "The Chinese government is trying to establish a "new world media order" under its influence, by exporting its oppressive methods, information ...
  • Special New York Senate Elections Could Have Implications For Upstate

    Special New York Senate Elections Could Have Implications For Upstate

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    There are 11 vacant seats that will be decided on Tuesday in a special election. But with Democrats in charge of the Assembly by huge margins, those outcomes would not change the balance of power there. But it wasn't until early April, after negotiations on the state budget were complete and amid pressure from Democratic activists and a surprising primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon, that Gov.
  • Lawrence County's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9 Percent

    Lawrence County's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9 Percent

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    This has brought the labor force up to 19,100 in March from 18,700 in February. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports transportation, trade, utilities and construction sectors added a combined 3,700 jobs in March, but financial, hospitality and leisure sectors shed 500 jobs in March.
  • Maine Deputy Shot and Killed, National Manhunt Underway for Suspect

    Maine Deputy Shot and Killed, National Manhunt Underway for Suspect

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    Gov. Paul LePage offered his support to Maine's law enforcement community as the manhunt continued through the state's central region. Somerset County Sheriff's Office said Corporal Eugene Cole was the deputy who was shot and killed. Arrested last month in Haverhill by Massachusetts State Police during a traffic stop on Interstate 495, 29-year-old John Williams is wanted for gunning down Corporal Eugene Cole, stealing his police cruiser and using it to flee after robbing a Cumberland Farms ...
  • Colorado lawmakers propose jailing teachers if they strike

    Colorado lawmakers propose jailing teachers if they strike

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    SB18-264 would prohibit public school teachers and teacher organizations from directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing, ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer. "Most of the teachers just want to be heard". Friday will be treated as a teacher work day, meaning teachers can still go to the school for an in-service day.
  • Trump's travel ban reaches US Supreme Court

    Trump's travel ban reaches US Supreme Court

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    It's the first time this term the court has released same-day audio. "Where does the President get the authority to do more than Congress says is adequate?" she asked. It targets seven countries, most with predominately Muslim populations. March 15: Federal District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii issues a nationwide halt to the revised travel ban on immigrants and refugees.
  • Trump VA Nominee Allegedly 'Drunk On Duty', Says Senator

    Trump VA Nominee Allegedly 'Drunk On Duty', Says Senator

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    They "have raised serious concerns about Jackson's temperament and ethics" and "cast doubt" on his ability to lead the VA, the second-largest government agency. However, the White House doctor also faces allegations of being drunk while overseas with then-President Barack Obama. "I feared that Dr. Jackson didn't have the type of managerial experience needed to oversee such an important but also large entity", said Baldwin.
  • Tim Cook to meet with Trump: Will they talk China?

    Tim Cook to meet with Trump: Will they talk China?

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    Also not invited were any opposition members of Congress, but Ms. Jackson was a member of the previous administration, where she led the EPA. Apple has not returned a request for comment about Wednesday's meeting. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday afternoon that the meeting was under way, and that "the primary focus" was to discuss trade.
  • Crude Oil Slide Below USD68

    Crude Oil Slide Below USD68

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    Macron's visit to Washington comes at a critical time, with Trump facing a May 12 deadline on whether to continue to waive United States sanctions on Iran. "No good and will not be accepted!" The region is the biggest oil-consumer right now. The biggest factor working against a runaway bull market at this time is rising US production.
  • J&K militants, 2 security men killed in firefight

    J&K militants, 2 security men killed in firefight

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    Hundreds of soldiers from the 42 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and the special operations group of the police were part of the operation that started early on Tuesday after inputs about fresh infiltration of Jaish militants in Lam village. Two army men and a policeman belonging to the SOG also sustained serious bullet wounds. "The gun battle has ended but our soldiers are conducting an extensive search of the area", Defence spokesman Col.
  • Amber Rudd says she 'bitterly regrets' not seeing scale of Windrush scandal

    Amber Rudd says she 'bitterly regrets' not seeing scale of Windrush scandal

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    The Home Office has launched a major review to check whether anyone has been incorrectly deported. Labour's Yvette Coooper, chair of the Home Affairs Committee, said there were still "so many unanswered questions". Amber Rudd is set to face a grilling from MPs over her handling of the Windrush scandal as Labour stepped up its calls for the Home Secretary to resign.