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Worldwide Another ex-South Korean leader questioned in corruption probe
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Lee previously labeled the prosecution's investigation as an act of "political revenge" by the liberal Moon Jae-in administration, maintaining his innocence. The ex-president rose to political power after a successful career as chief executive of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was summoned by a prosecutor for questioning over accusations of bribery and embezzlement.

Worldwide Court upholds majority of 'sanctuary cities' law
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Texas can threaten local politicians and law enforcement agents with removal, jail time and fines of up to $25,000 a day for failing to implement policies that support federal immigration efforts, according to the ruling . "So we need to respond and act, within the law, to preserve as much of that trust as possible". Identified as an "anti-sanctuary cities" law, many have spoken out against it including U.S.

Worldwide Students set to walk out, rally for gun control Wednesday
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At Carson High School, students are planning to participate in an organized walkout to the football field, Wednesday at 10 a.m., to remember the lives lost in Florida. We will not tolerate behavior that disrupts school operations or threatens the safety and order of our schools. Carvalho is expected to join the walkout at iPrep Academy in Miami.

Worldwide Para athlete from Russian Federation wins 2018 Winter Paralympics silver in alpine skiing
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Canada keeps winning and Liam Hickey keeps scoring at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. "I'll take any colour, any colour at all". "I just had to go out in the slalom like I know I can and we got the reward". "It was a great comeback after the first run". In the sixth end, South Korea surrendered four points and made a decision to forfeit the match. China had entered the match-up as the only undefeated team in the competition so far.

Worldwide Mnuchin Seeks to Douse Trade-War Fears Over Trump Metal Tariffs
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Trump has also given Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross the power to provide relief to specific steel and aluminum products that aren't produced in the U.S. Trudeau, in contrast, literally grew incoherent trying to explain Canada's steel and aluminum trade relationship with the US a week ago. President Donald Trump , at the White House on Thursday, signs a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Worldwide Philippines' Duterte moves to quit International Criminal Court
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The Philippine leader, however, has insisted that the ICC lacks jurisdiction over him. "Instead, they have taken the cowardly option of trying to evade justice". But the preliminary examination is only the first step in a long process that could take years - if the ICC even proceeds with an investigation. However, the 72-year-old said that he is not planning to wait, and that the withdrawal would take place immediately.

Worldwide Suspected killer of NY college student arrested in Nicaragua, cops say
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Police say Tercero had a previous relationship with her. According to the CIA, Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the western hemisphere with widespread unemployment and poverty. "We were a few hours behind him", Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told ABC News . The details of how and where Tercero - who's suspected in the murder of Haley Anderson, 22 - was taken into custody were not released.

Worldwide Trump changes mind about raising age limit on guns
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On arming teachers, DeVos said communities should have the tool "but nobody should be mandated to do it". Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue, as well as a long list of others topics, as part of a longer-term look at school safety and violence.

Worldwide With Nitish's support, BJP hopes to snatch this Assembly seat
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The RJD-Congress alliance is upbeat after a good voter turnout in Araria , Bhabua and Jehanabad and expressed confidence that the alliance candidates will win. While Araria Lok Sabha seat saw a turnout of 57 per cent, Jehanabad and Bhabua recorded 50.6 per cent and 54.3 per cent turnout, respectively.

Worldwide Germany's Merkel, UK's May agree to counter 'Russian aggression'
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Chancellor Angela Merkel says "it's finally time to start work" as Germany's new government prepares to take office almost six months after the country's election. Merkel said she and her finance minister-designate, Olaf Scholz, would visit France after being sworn in, and "we will be able to say more than we could in December" at an European Union summit later this month.

Worldwide Zarif opens Iran-Pakistan business forum in Karachi
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He also said that the Chabahar port project was not meant to "encircle Pakistan ... strangulate anybody", adding that Iran would not allow anybody to hurt Pakistan from its territory, much like Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against Iran.

Worldwide Trump axes Tillerson as chief US diplomat
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State Department Under Secretary Steve Goldstein, Tillerson's de facto spokesman, released a statement Wednesday morning saying Tillerson had not spoken to Mr. Yet the firing on Tuesday seemed to catch Tillerson somewhat by surprise. Trump did, however, make an announcement on Twitter. In Congress, Pompeo received more money from the Koch brothers than any other member, and more than twice the Kochs' next highest benefactor, Paul Ryan.

Worldwide Trump fires Tillerson as secretary of state
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo , who was the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency . Goldstein said the former Exxon Mobil CEO was " unaware of the reason " he was sacked and "had had every intention of staying". That was the end for Goldstein.

Worldwide Trump Reportedly Looking To Replace VA Secretary David Shulkin
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At a signing ceremony for one of those bills in June, Mr. Trump said his secretary did not have to worry about hearing the president's old reality-show catchphrase, "You're fired ". Shulkin said he did nothing wrong and said the investigation had a "thread of bias", adding that the report was "a direct assault" on his wife, character, and his "unblemished record of service" to the VA, as Shulkin put it.

Worldwide Rumblings in Gujarat Congress
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The day started with a buzz that Rathwa may not file his nomination in absence of required documents. The party has nominated senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi from West Bengal. Besides Rathwa, the Congress has fielded Amee Yajnik for the second seat. In Maharashtra a candidate needs 42 votes to win. In Gujarat 3 candidates have been fielded where the party is certain of winning 2.

Worldwide Sonia hosts dinner for opposition parties
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Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh , and senior Congress leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad , Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, AK Antony, and Randeep Singh Surjewala were also present at the dinner. In the letter, opposition parties have pointed out that there was no discussion on tabling the Finance Bill during the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting and that the government had listed the bill without informing any political party in advance.

Worldwide BJP will win bypolls with big margin: Adityanath
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Phulpur Bypoll: Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 9924 votes with 87,272 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 77,348 votes after eight round of counting. In a major upset for the ruling BJP, Samajwadi Party was leading in the Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur constituency. "The voters will reject this opportunistic, unethical and unholy alliance", he had said.

Worldwide Independent Rajya Sabha Lawmaker Rajeev Chandrasekhar Joins BJP
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Congress President approved the list for the the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls. In case the election is necessary, it would be conducted on March 23 from 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs. The Congress has fielded L Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and GC Chandrasekhar from Karnataka. But will the Congress manage to fight anti-incumbency in the one of the few states it governs in India following the Modi wave? RJD candidates Manoj Jha and Ashfaq Karim filed their nomination in the presence of the ...

Worldwide Exclude tariffs on steel, aluminium
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Where President Trump's approach is wrong is to use national security as the reason to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum . Indonesia said that while it the steel and aluminum tariffs are not a big problem for its industry, the country would be in trouble if the USA targeted its palm oil, a key export used in a huge number of consumer products.

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