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Analysts had forecast a smaller decline of 709,000 barrels . The deal to cut oil output by 1.8 million barrels a day (bpd) was adopted last winter by OPEC, Russia and nine other global producers. USA crude fell 45 cents to Dollars 61.19. Crude oil prices were still under pressure on Friday, amid ongoing concerns over US production levels and fresh worries over USA protectionist policies.
  • Melanie Trump's 2001 'Einstein visa' raises questions about qualifications

    Melanie Trump's 2001 'Einstein visa' raises questions about qualifications

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    First lady Melania Trump obtained a green card allowing her stay in the USA permanently through an elite visa program established for immigrants with "extraordinary abilities", The Washington Post reported Thursday. To obtain an EB-1 under the extraordinary ability category, an immigrant has to provide evidence of a major award or meet at least three out of 10 criteria .
  • South Africa won't have 'smash and grab' of land, President says

    South Africa won't have 'smash and grab' of land, President says

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    Magashule's deputy, Jessie Duarte, said that it was "absolute nonsense" to say that South Africa was going the route of Zimbabwe on managing land reform. Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country's constitution. ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom‚ who was axed by Zuma after he became the first person to table a motion of no confidence in the firmer president‚ goes back to Tourism‚ while former ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize ...
  • Art world stunned after 'African Mona Lisa' painting goes for $1.6 million

    Art world stunned after 'African Mona Lisa' painting goes for $1.6 million

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    The painting, Tutu , by the late artist Ben Enwonwu , recently turned up in someone's flat. A famous painting that went missing for decades before turning up in a London apartment has sold for over $1.6 million (£1,205,000). The painting is said to have been shown at an art exhibition in Lagos in 1975 after which it disappeared for over four decades. Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri told the Agence France-Presse news agency earlier this month that the painting had taken on ...
  • US, EU officials will reportedly meet in March over Iran deal

    US, EU officials will reportedly meet in March over Iran deal

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    State Department officials are in parallel talks with European governments over the future of the 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, which allows that country to enrich uranium domestically under United Nations supervision. Moreover, Trump has sought to be a champion for US companies seeking to win business overseas. At stake: Billions of dollars in contracts for US companies and bigger questions about America's ability to keep friend and foe alike from reaching nuclear weapons capability.
  • Senate Republican says United States infrastructure bill may not pass this year

    Senate Republican says United States infrastructure bill may not pass this year

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    However, Trump appeared to throw cold water on the hopes of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who called for concealed-carry reciprocity to be part of the comprehensive package. Mr Rubio, whose state saw 49 people gunned down at an Orlando night club in 2016, has said he does not support the arming of teachers, as Mr Trump has suggested, but was in favour of raising the legal age to buy more types of guns to 21 from 18.
  • Venezuela Postpones Presidential Election To Late May

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    During his tour around Latin America in search of allies, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested his government was considering a new wave of sanctions on Venezuelan oil. The U.S. has sanctioned dozens of top officials, including Maduro himself, and has called the snap election further proof of the president's intention to dismantle Venezuela's democracy .
  • Democrats push Trump on gun background checks

    Democrats push Trump on gun background checks

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    President Trump has also lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its failure to act on a tip it received about the Parkland school shooter before the shooting . Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. The Texas Republican dismissed Wednesday's "brainstorming" session at the White House — calling it "Legislating 101" — and said he was not waiting for the president to produce a plan.
  • Poland, Israel in talks to resolve Holocaust row

    Poland, Israel in talks to resolve Holocaust row

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    The highly-controversial Polish Holocaust law went into effect on Thursday as Polish and Israeli representatives were meeting in Jerusalem in an attempt to resolve the bitter rift between the countries. Opponents accuse PiS of politicising World War Two to build a nationalist sense of grievance among Poles. "We expressed our reservations about the Polish law by focusing on the article of this text which obstructs the search for the truth and an open historical debate", the Israeli foreign ...
  • Here's The One Incredible Thing You Definitely Missed Watching Billy Graham's Memorial

    Here's The One Incredible Thing You Definitely Missed Watching Billy Graham's Memorial

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    Capitol police officers Jacob J. Chestnut Jr. and John M. Gibson, who were killed in a shooting at the building, and civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in state there in 1998 and 2005, respectively. The life of Reverend Billy Graham is being honored Wednesday and Thursday as his body lies in the rotunda of the United States Capitol. What's more, Graham "has long enjoyed bipartisan support", he added.
  • NRA Calls Trump's Gun Proposals 'Bad Policy'

    NRA Calls Trump's Gun Proposals 'Bad Policy'

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    At a White House meeting, he called on Sens. " We're going to strengthen it", Trump said. Republicans who are supportive of more gun restrictions say they expect any bill that makes it to President Donald Trump's desk would have needed the backing of a significant number of Democrats.
  • At least 10 Maoists killed in encounter

    At least 10 Maoists killed in encounter

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    On February 26, four Naxals including two women were killed in an encounter between security forces and Naxals in Jharkhand's Palamu district. He said a cache of weapons was recovered from the encounter site. "The police forces are still there in the forests continuing the combing operation to nab those Maoists who escaped from the spot", Jha said. The CPI (Maoist) received the setback when it was trying to revive its activities in its former stronghold of north Telangana.
  • Dick's, Walmart take steps to restrict sales

    Dick's, Walmart take steps to restrict sales

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    Meanwhile, others said they hope more stores follow suit. Incumbent U.S. Congressman Tom Marino, of Cogan Station, who now represents the 12th Congressional District after the Pennsylvania congressional map was redrawn last week, said through chief of staff Sara Rogers that he is "a Second Amendment supporter and feels that we need to close the gaps on the mental health care side of things".
  • Vice President Pence to visit Central Kentucky next week | Lexington Herald Leader

    Vice President Pence to visit Central Kentucky next week | Lexington Herald Leader

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    It is not a campaign event related to Schuette's gubernatorial run, he said. Pence then outlined the steps the administration has taken in the past year to reduce access to legal abortions in the USA and across the world. Anthony List & Life Institute Luncheon, he encouraged the forerunners of the pro-life movement , saying he thinks "life is winning" through programs like adoption, and the hard work of grassroots groups on the front lines of the culture war.
  • ICE arrests more than 200 people in 4-day California raid

    ICE arrests more than 200 people in 4-day California raid

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    The Fresno County arrests were two of more than 230 that ranged from the OR border to Bakersfield over four days. On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a statement condemning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for arresting "law-abiding" and "patriotic" illegal immigrants after they made a recent sweep in northern California.