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The Cleveland Clinic maintained that the event, which has been hosted at Mar-a-Lago the past eight years, was not political. On Wednesday, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove was among the members of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum who chose to disband the panel, following Trump's comments on Charlottesville.
  • Japan to seek assurance of USA defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence

    Japan to seek assurance of USA defence pledge, including nuclear deterrence

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    Observers said Ri's remarks may have been aimed at eventually holding direct negotiations with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump , based on a strategy of securing concessions from the United States while continuing North Korea's development of missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that can reach the mainland United States.
  • One dead, 45 injured during Dahi Handi celebrations

    One dead, 45 injured during Dahi Handi celebrations

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    In another tragic incident in Airoli, 30-year-old Jayesh Tarale was electrocuted after he stepped on a lose electrical wire. Last week, the state government had assured the Bombay high court during the hearing on a PIL that it would ensure that children below 14 years of age would not participate in the formation of Dahi Handi pyramids.
  • At least 37 die in jail riot in southern Venezuela

    At least 37 die in jail riot in southern Venezuela

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    He said security forces raided the facility seeking to restore order in the prison where the inmates had seized control several weeks ago. He noted that gunshots and explosions were heard throughout the night. The jail, located in a remote area of tropical rainforest, houses 105 prisoners awaiting trial. "This is the worst riot we've had in a preventative detention facility", Carlos Nieto of A Window to Freedom told AFP.
  • US air strikes kill seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia: US military

    US air strikes kill seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia: US military

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    The military's Africa Command says USA forces conducted three precision airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, a town about 200 kilometers south of Mogadishu. Witnesses in Jilib told VOA's Somali Service they heard the sound of bombings overnight. Over the weekend, former al-Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow Ali, who co-founded the group, surrendered himself to Somali forces .
  • Irish FM Criticizes EU Demand For Apple Taxes

    Irish FM Criticizes EU Demand For Apple Taxes

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    However, Donohoe said Apple did not benefit from special tax rules and the company did not violate European or Irish law. The European Commission a year ago concluded that two tax rulings provided by the Irish Government to Apple had artificially lowered the tax paid by the company, and ordered the recovery of illegal state aid estimated at around EUR13bn, plus interest.
  • People On Guam Remain Calm Despite North Korea's Threats

    People On Guam Remain Calm Despite North Korea's Threats

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    Two recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests showed the technical ability, in theory, for missiles to reach Alaska or the West Coast of the mainland. "The state of threat ... has not changed since the bellicose statements of the North Korean leader", he said. And it's sold to the public by saying, hey, we're the victims.
  • CBO: Nixing Obamacare Subsidies Will Raise Premiums And Increase The Deficit

    CBO: Nixing Obamacare Subsidies Will Raise Premiums And Increase The Deficit

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    That will come as a sigh of relief to companies for now-but it's an open question whether Trump will continue to threaten the so-called cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies, as he has done on multiple occasions , in future months. All told , those additional payments would help balloon the federal deficit by $ 194 billion through 2026. The CBO's report estimated 1 million more Americans would be without health insurance next year if Trump ends the payments.
  • Bank of The West Reduces Stake in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

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    Anadarko Pete Corp Com now has $23.83B valuation. Analysts reported their respective ratings recommendation for APC . Insider Trades for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 29 Jun 2017 where Mullins (Eric D), the Director completed a transaction type "Buy" in which 825 shares were traded at a price of $40.94.
  • Barcelona loses Luis Suarez four weeks to a knee injury

    Barcelona loses Luis Suarez four weeks to a knee injury

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    Suarez picked up the injury during Barca's 0-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Supercup, which their traditional rivals won 5-1 on aggregate showing clear superiority over the side who should be their main rivals when the Liga kicks off in Spain this weekend, reports Xinhua news agency.
  • US, North Korea

    US, North Korea "very close" to armed conflict: Russian FM spokesperson

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    On Thursday, Trump told reporters: "He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before, what will happen in North Korea ". The rogue state says the U.S. will pay the price for the latest United Nations sanctions. South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said it "acknowledged active efforts" by Washington and Beijing to resolve the tension caused by a series of North Korean provocations.
  • Trump speaks with China's Xi Jinping, other leaders on North Korea threats

    Trump speaks with China's Xi Jinping, other leaders on North Korea threats

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    On Thursday, Trump told reporters: "He does something in Guam , it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before, what will happen in North Korea ". But officials in Guam, the tiny island territory that Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack, aren't keeping citizens in the dark. "The presidents also reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the statement said.
  • N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait

    N Korea leader 'briefed' on Guam plan but opts to wait

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    North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported earlier in the day that leader Kim Jong Un had examined plans for a launch. "The essence of the Korean peninsula issue can be found in the security problem, and the door to resolving the North Korean nuclear issue can really be opened when the concerns of each country are resolved in a balanced way".
  • Kerala collector who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting tricolour transferred

    Kerala collector who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting tricolour transferred

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    Meanwhile, Suchitwa Mission Executive Director Dr K Vasuki was appointed Thiruvananthapuram collector, while fisheries director Dr S Karthikeyan was made the Kollam collector. The RSS has said that everyone has the right to unfurl the national flag, and blamed the CPM-led government to be behind the circular. Venkateshpathy, who was Thiruvananthapuram collector, has been appointed fisheries director and will also have the additional charge of lotteries director.
  • Uttar Pradesh govt, BJP to run Swachhta campaign

    Uttar Pradesh govt, BJP to run Swachhta campaign

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    The panel has called for a full-scale investigation and pointed out mismanagement at the hands of two senior doctors. He said that on April 5, Pushpa Sales - the company which supplied liquid oxygen to the hospital - wrote to the Principal regarding non-payment of dues and its inability to supply the oxygen if the dues were not cleared.
  • England in the pink ahead of day-night Test

    England in the pink ahead of day-night Test

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    Were England to get off to a two-match flier in this series and so wrap it up by the final Test at Lord's, then there is a chance that one or both of Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson could be rested, although good luck to the person who has to break the news to either.