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The Saudi reckoning: Pursuing the 9/11 paymasters

The Saudi reckoning: Pursuing the 9/11 paymasters

This lawsuit has followed years of US intelligence findings and disclosures that were gathered up and released last year in the declassified "28 Pages" report. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act passed by Congress was vetoed by former President Obama past year. Almost 800 families of the victims of 9/11 have sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia several times in federal court for its alleged support of the al-Qaida terrorist network, NBC News reports . Read More

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United Kingdom retail sales rebound stronger than expected in Feb, outlook remains weak

United Kingdom retail sales rebound stronger than expected in Feb, outlook remains weak

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS ) showed that estimates of the quantity bought in retail sales increased by 3.7pc compared with February previous year, and increased by 1.4pc compared with January past. The "nonstore retailing" category, which includes ecommerce pure plays in addition to market stalls and other retail types without fixed locations, grew the fastest vs. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen trade barbs in marathon presidential debate

A snap opinion poll showed Macron, a 39-year-old former economy minister who has never run for public office before, was the most convincing among the top five contenders in a marathon debate of almost 3½ that delivered no knock-outs. You can see she's a veteran politician. Political parties of the Chadian opposition, civil society movements and representatives of the Chadian diaspora are protesting against the French politician's visit to the capital N'Djamena, describing her as a ... Read More

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Asylum seekers intercepted entering Canada illegally increase

Asylum seekers intercepted entering Canada illegally increase

A separate Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 50% of Americans also support "increasing the deportation of illegal immigrants", just slightly higher than the percentage of Canadians who feel the same way. The Canadian government has set an immigration target of 300,000 for 2017, comprising 1% of the population. Of those polled, 46 percent disagreed with how the prime minister was handling the border crossings. Read More

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Netanyahu: our raids targeted advanced weapons of Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early yesterday, prompting retaliatory missile launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago. A rocket siren was heard at around 3:00am Friday morning in the Jordan Valley area, after which witnesses heard an explosion. While the Israel Defence Force (IDF) does not comment on the nature of its operations, Hezbollah, like Iran, is committed to the destruction of the Jewish ... Read More

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#LailanSports: I am under pressure at Manchester City - Guardiola

#LailanSports: I am under pressure at Manchester City - Guardiola

All three goals City conceded raised questions about their defence, particularly the victor, when Tiemoue Bakayoko was allowed to rise unchallenged to head home Thomas Lemar's free-kick 13 minutes from time. "I have more power than ever in my life as a manager". "I expect a reaction from the team". Considering Liverpool's catastrophic start to 2017, the fact that they remain firmly in the mix for a Champions League spot is both impressive and incredibly lucky. Read More

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Sidhu Upset After Capt Amarinder Snubs Him for Deputy CM's Post

Sidhu Upset After Capt Amarinder Snubs Him for Deputy CM's Post

Amarinder Singh, a former army captain who fought the 1965 Indo-Pak war, took over as Punjab's 26th chief minister on Thursday, and will face one of his tougher battles as he gets down to running a state riddled with multiple problems. The oath of office was administered by Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore and this is Amarinder's second stint as Punjab CM. Singh, who turned 75 on March 11, the day state assembly results were declared, is likely to induct nine ministers in his cabinet ... Read More

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China sends warning to US: Don't start trade war

China sends warning to US: Don't start trade war

China and the United States are now discussing arrangements for a summit between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping that could help ease tensions stoked by Trump's fiery election-campaign rhetoric. "China-U.S. relations have been going forward in spite of various twists and turns in the past several decades, so I'm optimistic about the future of this relationship", Li said at a news conference after the National People's Congress, responding to a question from American ... Read More

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Diplomatic dispute growing between Turkey, Netherlands

During the Saturday interview, the Turkish foreign minister said German and Dutch bans on campaigns for a "Yes" vote in the upcoming referendum on constitutional changes means that Europe is "taking a side for a "No" vote". Cavusolgu had told CNN Turk earlier in the day, "I am going to Rotterdam today, if the Netherlands cancels my flight permit, our sanctions to the Netherlands would be heavy". Read More

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Mulayam Singh Blames Congress Tie-Up For UP Rout

Mulayam Singh Blames Congress Tie-Up For UP Rout

Mr Akhilesh Yadav has not contested the assembly elections and is a member of the UP legislative council and hence, he can not become the leader of opposition in the Vidhan Sabha. But Akhilesh had paid no heed to his father's advice then. Tejnarayan aka Pawan Pandey, a minister of state, who represented Faizabad and was expelled from the party by Shivpal Singh Yadav after he slapped an acolyte of Mulayam Singh Yadav but was retained in the ministry by Akhilesh as an expression of solidarity, ... Read More

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BJP win in UP defies pollsters

BJP win in UP defies pollsters

Starting as tehsil pracharak of Amroha (western UP) in 1986, Prakash was RSS pracharak in Meerut, Almora and Dehradun before rising to prant pracharak of Uttarakhand (2000-09) and kshetra pracharak of Pashchim Kshetra (Uttarakhand and western UP) in 2014, before the RSS loaned him to the BJP soon after the party's victory in 2014. Read More

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Arsenal fans slam 30-year-old on Twitter after win v Lincoln

Arsenal fans slam 30-year-old on Twitter after win v Lincoln

Because we had an outstanding game", Wenger said. Arsene Wenger has reiterated his belief that refereeing was to blame for Arsenal's calamitous 5-1 loss at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Imps were the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals in more than a century - and nearly 10,000 fans made the journey to the capital hoping for one more giantkilling that would take them to Wembley for the first time in their history. Read More

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Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria, Iraq and trade

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, March 6 said the US troops are on the western outskirts of Manbij to "reassure and deter", and are making themselves visible by flying American flags. Turkey's Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, center, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and Russia's Chief of Staff Gen. Read More

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Constitutional Court to Announce Impeachment Ruling on Friday

Constitutional Court to Announce Impeachment Ruling on Friday

Anti-Park protesters said their peaceful protests would turn violent and their "candles will turn into torches" if the court allows the president to remain in office to complete her term. The motion to impeach President Park was passed on December 9 through the National Assembly by an overwhelming support. She will have to vacate the presidential Blue House and perhaps return to her private residence in the upscale Gangnam district. Read More

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 gains FAA certification

Boeing 737 MAX 8 gains FAA certification

However, the most successful model had been the 162-seater 737 MAX 8, the successor to Boeing's hugely successful 737-800. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program that began just over one year ago with four airplanes, plus ground and laboratory testing. Read More

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Ahoy! Florida homeowner's shock after cruise encounter of the close kind

Ahoy! Florida homeowner's shock after cruise encounter of the close kind

No". "When the cruise ship's thrusters stopped, there was silence and I yelled, 'Somebody's going to get fired, ' and everybody on the cruise started applauding", Todhunter said. "I looked up and I knew something was wrong, because I was looking up at the bow of the boat", Bill Todhunter told CBS Miami . Todhunter looked over at Port Everglades from his backyard, where cruise ships regularly pass by, but he said the night's experience was a first. Read More

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Theresa May warns of Brexit's 'unintended consequences' that could split UK

Theresa May warns of Brexit's 'unintended consequences' that could split UK

However, while she said that preserving the Union was her " personal priority " as prime minister, she did not rule out the prospect of giving the Scottish government the power to hold another independence vote in the future. "We can not allow our United Kingdom to drift apart". Ahead of the PM's speech, Sturgeon told Bloomberg: "The Scottish government's approach since the European Union referendum has been to offer compromise and to seek consensus at every turn". Read More

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Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria

Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria

The main condition for the Syrian government to continue peace talks is to negotiate with a "unified" national opposition which is not linked to any foreign countries, says Syria's ambassador to the United Nations and chief negotiator. But a pro-Russia Syrian opposition representative said the talks had fallen below expectations. They insist on the opposition becoming one. The Russian military says its officers have planned and directed the Syrian operation to recapture Palmyra. Read More

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Oil prices hold on Saudi cuts

Oil prices hold on Saudi cuts

Market observers expect the lull to persist for more weeks with the next major price mover likely to be OPEC's meeting at the end of May in which members will deliberate whether to extend the cuts beyond the initial six-month period. Stocks also continued to build in China and volumes of oil stored at sea increased. "Each country is responsible for its production". However, some data other than the production numbers suggest that the Kingdom might be bypassing the OPEC deal by other means . Read More

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