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The conclusion of the chapter on sanitary and phytosanitary measures is a rare indication of concrete progress at the sluggish talks, and follows agreement between the NAFTA partners on good regulatory practices earlier in the round. Canada must "treat our farmers much better" and that Mexico "must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S.", Trump tweeted. US trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has repeatedly blasted the agreement.
  • China boosts defence spending to $175 billion amid military modernisation

    China boosts defence spending to $175 billion amid military modernisation

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    The economy grew by 6.9 percent previous year but that was supported by a boom in bank lending and real estate sales that regulators are trying to curb due to concern about rising debt . However, China's publicly announced defense spending has never been entirely accurate since it fails to omit a significant amount of "off book" expenditures on defense equipment projects, said Peter Jennings, executive director of the nonpartisan Australian Strategic Policy Institute think tank.
  • China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%'

    China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%'

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    This was mentioned by Li while delivering the work report at the Great Hall where almost 3,000 Chinese lawmakers had gathered. China will work toward meeting the highest global standards, encourage workmanship, and ignite a revolution in the quality of Chinese-made goods, Li added.
  • Bill Maher dissects Trump's week of chaos

    Bill Maher dissects Trump's week of chaos

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    Trump said that he plans to present within the next three weeks a series of initiatives to combat opioid addiction, adding that he had spoken with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the possibility of filing lawsuits - as hundreds of U.S.
  • Kangana and Rajkumar to join hands again for Mental Hai Kya

    Kangana and Rajkumar to join hands again for Mental Hai Kya

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    Both, Kangana and Rajkummar unveil their insane side in it's first look thus, leaving the viewers curious to get more insights into the film. Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao are back and how! With eyes wide open, a short-haired Kangana is pursing her lips for a duck face in the shot while Rajkummar Rao is the one who is flipping us the bird.
  • Winter takes another swipe at New York, Northeast this week

    Winter takes another swipe at New York, Northeast this week

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    Alex Barmashi lives in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. The majority of the power outages in MA, occurred in the southeastern region of the state, as reported by CBS. Falling trees killed five people, including two boys, across the region, according to local media and police. Later in the day, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L.
  • Judge, police help oust Trump Hotels from Panama property

    Judge, police help oust Trump Hotels from Panama property

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    Trump hotel executives were ousted from their offices in Panama's Trump Hotel on Monday, as Panamanian officials stepped in to resolve a 12-day standoff between Trump's company and the property's owners. The fight ended quietly when a Panamanian judicial official accompanied by police came to help enforce Fintiklis' claim to the property. Trump said he gave up day-to-day control of his businesses, including the Panama hotel , when he became president.
  • China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1 percent

    China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1 percent

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    China will "advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness, and firmly and resolvedly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests", Premier Li Keqiang told the opening session of the NPC. U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, a Democrat, said on Twitter of Trump's remarks on China's president that "whether this was a joke or not, talking about being President for life like Xi Jinping is the most un-American sentiment expressed by an American President".
  • China urges United States 'restraint' in trade protection

    China urges United States 'restraint' in trade protection

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    Regardless of whether the Trump thought it was a good idea or not, political commentators and business people in China voiced their displeasure on the proposal by the Communist party in the country. "It is perhaps the clearest signal yet that Xi intends to be around for a long time ", said Dukalskis. Passage of the proposed constitutional amendment by the congress' almost 3000 handpicked delegates is all but certain.
  • Child sex offender serving 300 years is set free

    Child sex offender serving 300 years is set free

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    McFadden, who was serving a sentence of more than 300 years for sexually assaulting 6 children in the Grand Junction area, was freed from prison last week after his conviction was overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals. Rubinstein said the judge in the case was trying to protect McFadden's constitutional right to a fair trial. However, on his third continuance, McFadden chose to assert his speedy trial rights.
  • Teen brought gun to high school, prompting lockdown

    Teen brought gun to high school, prompting lockdown

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    She believes the goal of the walkout is to "inspire change" in the areas of mental health, school security and gun reform. The school was placed under temporary lockdown after a gun was recovered from the student, the King County Sheriff's Office said.
  • United Kingdom leader tries to ease concerns of banks in Brexit talks

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    EU leaders have warned that May's insistence on leaving the EU's single market and customs union makes the continued close ties she is seeking impossible. Theresa May leaves after delivering a speech about her vision for Brexit, at Mansion House in London. Verhofstadt, a liberal former Belgian premier, tweeted that he would visit May on Tuesday but was unconvinced that, despite her insistence, Britain had stopped making unreasonable demands for continued market access while evading European ...
  • Mississippi US Senator Thad Cochran to Resign April 1

    Mississippi US Senator Thad Cochran to Resign April 1

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    The 80-year-old Cochran, who is chairman of the Senate's Appropriations Committee, has been ill since at least last year with urological problems. He leaves as the 10th-longest-serving US senator ever. Roger Wicker in this year's GOP primary. The octogenarian Republican was first elected to the Senate in 1978 but has always been plagued by ill health and has not played an active role on Capitol Hill in recent years.
  • Dangerous Nor'easter Plows Toward East Coast

    Dangerous Nor'easter Plows Toward East Coast

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    The storm's impact is quickly being felt. A powerful nor'easter is bringing snow, rain, and high wind to much of the Northeast . "We want to stress the importance of safety and advise everyone to stay vigilant and to avoid putting themselves at risk as the storm passes through our region".
  • Porsche Flying Car Could Become A Reality

    Porsche Flying Car Could Become A Reality

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    Porsche, the famed luxury auto manufacturer best known for its premium design is planning to develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, where Uber is also reportedly working .
  • Hundreds march at Michigan State to protest Richard Spencer's speech

    Hundreds march at Michigan State to protest Richard Spencer's speech

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    WKAR's Katie Cook reports on arrests and fights breaking outside the MSU Pavilion where Richard Spencer is speaking. Then, just a few minutes before the new start time, protesters effectively sealed off the venue. The university initially denied Spencer's request to speak on campus, but was eventually forced to allow it after Spencer sued. A federal judge ordered the two sides into mediation.
  • Bayonne schools to reopen day after threats

    Bayonne schools to reopen day after threats

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    Around 2 a.m., someone who knew Davis called the Oswego Police Department to say he was concerned about "alarming messages" Davis had sent him via Facebook messenger. There will be Bayonne Police stationed at every school along with additional administrators to each building. Other closings today include the Kiddies Korner/Apollo site, and the Blackhawk School District in Beaver Falls.