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Hundreds of well-wishers wave goodbye to William and Kate in Ballymena

Hundreds of well-wishers wave goodbye to William and Kate in Ballymena

While there, the duchess put on her bartending cap and hopped behind the bar to pour the flawless pint of Harp Ice - an Irish lager created in 1960 by Guinness in its Great Northern Brewery in Dundalk, Ireland. After being asked if she likes "being a princess" and the size of the palace, Kate shared the most important part of her job. "She gets to talk to them - she loves meeting and talking to the children". Read More

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Pakistan PM calls for dialogue with India after jets shot down

Pakistan PM calls for dialogue with India after jets shot down

Announcing that a Pakistani warplane downed Wednesday had targeted military sites, India's air force, navy and army declared they're on high alert and are poised to defeat further threats. That year also saw an Indian fighter jet shoot down a Pakistani naval aircraft, killing all 16 on board. "The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side", he told a briefing. Read More

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Pakistan's conflict with India could spiral into nuclear war, says Imran Khan

Pakistan's conflict with India could spiral into nuclear war, says Imran Khan

Pakistan has closed its airspace after shooting down two Indian military jets on Wednesday. Mr Khan called for dialogue with Delhi, amid growing global alarm at the crisis, but the capture of Indian prisoners of war marks the latest dramatic escalation in what is fast becoming the most serious military crisis in the region since the two neighbours last went to war in 1999. Read More

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Nuclear Nightmare: India and Pakistan are on the Brink

Nuclear Nightmare: India and Pakistan are on the Brink

New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS): Pakistan claimed on Tuesday that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and returned after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled war planes. "Travellers should also exercise precaution in other areas, especially the border regions between Pakistan and India, given the uncertain security situation", it said. Read More

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Trump inclined to extend truce deadline, will meet Xi soon

Trump inclined to extend truce deadline, will meet Xi soon

The two sides are also still haggling over much deeper reforms to China's economy, including addressing the alleged theft of intellectual property from U.S. The vice premier has also communicated an oral message from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump. Nevertheless, the Trump administration is said to be preparing an executive order that could significantly restrict Chinese state-owned telecom companies such as Huawei from operating in the USA over national security concerns. Read More

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Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Trump's former lawyer Cohen gets two-month delay to report to prison

Jordan charged that Cohen was invited "just to satisfy Tom Steyer", - a billionaire Democrat who is funding a campaign to impeach Trump - "and other political forces on the left". "I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen's public testimony before the oversight committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing", said Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in a statement on Wednesday. Read More

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Andrew McCabe Thinks Russia Wanted Him To Head The FBI

Andrew McCabe Thinks Russia Wanted Him To Head The FBI

While he was appearing on ABC's " The View ", McCabe was asked by Joy Behar whether he believed Trump was "an agent for Russian Federation". McCabe has said he believes he was sacked because he opened the investigation into Trump. As to why he didn't speak out earlier, McCabe said he felt he had to make an argument in a thoughtful way about how the President is undermining the justice system. Read More

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Step Down by March

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Step Down by March

William Barr , US President Donald Trump's then-nominee for attorney general, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hil in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2019. President Trump reacted furiously to the interview, tweeting of "illegal and treasonous" behaviour and an "illegal coup attempt". Rosenstein ceased overseeing Mueller's probe on 7 November when Trump named Matt Whittaker acting attorney general. Read More

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Pakistan's Foreign Office Recalls Ambassador to India in Wake of Terror Attack

Pakistan's Foreign Office Recalls Ambassador to India in Wake of Terror Attack

In the India-administrated Jammu Kashmir region, the number of soldiers who died in a bomb attack targeting the paramilis convoy rose to 44, while the number of injured people reached 20. India also recalled its ambassador to Pakistan after the suicide bombing. India has demanded that Pakistan should take immediate and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from territories under its control to create a conducive atmosphere in the region, free of terror. Read More

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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman speaks out on takeover reports

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman speaks out on takeover reports

In all, seven agreements, including MoUs in power, petrochemical and mining sectors, were inked at a ceremony in the Prime Minister House. The luncheon was also attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. "On the flip side, there is reassurance that Saudi Arabia will not only continue to serve as a strategic friend who will help shore up Pakistan's finances when needed, but it's also going to become a participant in the wider investment in Pakistan". Read More

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Rush Limbaugh: Sen. McConnell Calling Dems' Bluff With Green New Deal Vote

Rush Limbaugh: Sen. McConnell Calling Dems' Bluff With Green New Deal Vote

Republicans oppose the resolution . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., on January 31. "The first question Republicans should answer is: What is their answer on climate change? ". While backing of the far-left proposal will ultimately improve their liberal bona fides and their support from the Democratic base, the support of the plan will undoubtedly be the target of attacks during the general election. Read More

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At least 17 dead in New Delhi hotel fire

At least 17 dead in New Delhi hotel fire

All norms were followed here. He further said that a license is issued to a hotel only after inspection. "Mishaps can occur in a house as well", he said. "He (Kumar) was posted in Delhi for the last almost three years". "The other HPCL employees, however, are safe, " an official said. Fires are common across India because of poor safety standards and lax enforcement of regulations. Read More

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr’s Attorney General Nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves William Barr’s Attorney General Nomination

Barr also said he will not allow any interference with the Mueller probe, adding that he will release the special counsel's final report as much as he can under the law. That, combined with Barr's sweeping view of executive power, prompted Leahy to vote no on Barr's nomination. Some Democrats have also expressed concern that Barr won't be a check on the president who appointed him. Read More

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SCOTUS blocks Louisiana abortion law from taking effect

SCOTUS blocks Louisiana abortion law from taking effect

The state law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a demand that some argued would have shuttered multiple abortion clinics. So what is the future of the Louisiana case? In places like Louisiana, a requirement for doctors to obtain hospital admitting privileges is just the most recent roadblock for women seeking abortion. Read More

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Maduro: Venezuelans Not ‘Beggars,' Give Humanitarian Aid to Colombians

Maduro: Venezuelans Not ‘Beggars,' Give Humanitarian Aid to Colombians

The U.S. has revoked visas for members of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly amid an ongoing push to ramp up pressure on Caracas , the special envoy for Venezuela said Thursday. The Venezuelan military has blocked the bridge where the aid is stationed and Maduro is refusing to allow it in. President Nicolas Maduro has said Venezuela isn't a nation of "beggars" and won't accept the USA humanitarian assistance. Read More

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Storm Erik set to lash United Kingdom with gusts of up to 70mph

Storm Erik set to lash United Kingdom with gusts of up to 70mph

Police closed the road in both directions as they praised a quick-thinking HGV driver who blocked off the carriageway with his vehicle to stop others from crashing into the giant oak. Victoria Jones - PA Images via Getty ImagesA woman battles strong winds on London's Waterloo bridge on Friday. Met Éireann on Thursday issued four separate weather warnings for Ireland, two Status Orange and two Status Yellow ahead of Storm Erik. Read More

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House Launches New Investigation Into Trump, Russia

House Launches New Investigation Into Trump, Russia

He's also labeling the efforts "presidential harassment" and claiming they hurt the country. A day after President Trump made an appeal to Congress to limit what he called "ridiculous partisan investigations", the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff , a California Democrat, announced new parameters of the panel's Democrat-led Russian Federation investigation, calling the president's discouragement of appropriate oversight a "nonstarter". Read More

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Chilling line Donald Trump skipped in SOTU speech

Chilling line Donald Trump skipped in SOTU speech

Trump then offered his theory that the election of Hillary Clinton would've resulted in war between the nuclear powers. He added that his "relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one". But our correspondent says the U.S. president's latest references to Iran and the need to protect Israel point to a very different set of priorities, which is causing unease in Baghdad. Read More

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