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Bomb threat letters sent to schools

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Police say threats contained in the emails are not credible and evacuations are unnecessary. "Any parents concerned about their children should contact the school they attend or the local education authority for further advice and information while the matter is further investigated". Read More »

Trump plans to meet Putin, congratulates him

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The Kremlin said Tuesday's conversation had been broadly constructive and focused on overcoming problems in relations. Trump told reporters before an oval office meeting with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Out of Public Eye in Run Up to Summits

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Additionally, the shorter timeframe indicates that the drills might be over by the time US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . "These are low-key drills". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have kept out of the public eye for about two weeks, indicating that he is occupied with preparations for upcoming summits with Seoul and Washington, Yonhap reported . Read More »

Girl in critical condition after school shooting

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The St. Mary's County Public Schools said the situation was "contained" after the shooting at Great Mills High School, which has about 1,600 students and is near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, about 65 miles southeast of Washington. Read More »

PA Department of State prepared for May primary under new map

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A group of 18 Democratic voters sued in state court past year to challenge the 2011 map, a case the state Supreme Court put on a fast track before throwing out the former district lines. It's a double blow that increases the Democratic Party's chances of retaking control of the US House of Representatives in this fall's midterm elections. Read More »

Trump bans use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

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Fast forward to today, the USA government has been weighing sanctions on Venezuela's all-important oil sector before the nation's presidential election on May 20th. "President Maduro decimated the Venezuelan economy and spurred a humanitarian crisis", he said in a statement. Trump said the currency represented an "attempt to circumvent U.S. Read More »

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming Stateside

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Thrilled for Yakuza Kiwami 2? If you've forgotten, or aren't familiar with the story, you can check out a 10-part web comic on the Yakuza Experience website to get up to speed. "We've gone through the Yakuza Kiwami 2 script with a fine-toothed comb; every effort has been made to ensure that it's the most faithful representation of the original Japanese". Read More »

Tinder's parent company sues Bumble for patent infringement

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But some have suggested that another motive lies at the heart of the lawsuit: Match Group wants to buy Bumble. A Match Group spokesperson sent Recode the following statement. The easiest way to make it a patent infringement suit go away would be to join the company that owns the patent. Bumble was founded by three ex-executives of Tinder , who "copied Tinder's world-changing, card-swipe-based" premise and developed Bumble as a "Tinder-clone", alleged Match. Read More »

USA large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

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After placing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, Mr. Trump is reportedly considering tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese goods , covering electronics, apparel and footwear and some transportation equipment. Forty-five USA trade associations, representing retail, technology, agriculture and other consumer-product industries, on Sunday also urged the Trump administration not to move forward its tariff plan on Chinese imports, as it would hurt US consumers and companies. Read More »

Salah vs Suarez: 'You can not compare'

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I just worry about playing well and helping Liverpool go as far as possible in the Premier League . But for Madrid to stand any hope of signing Salah from Liverpool anytime soon, they would have to pay a lot more than the £86m they paid for Gareth Bale in 2013. Read More »

Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley

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The first day of spring will mean snow for much of the area. "Plan on hard travel conditions", the weather service said in a statement. The National Weather Service confirmed on Twitter that it was monitoring the storm and evaluating possible threats and impacts of strong winds, accumulating snow and coastal flooding. Read More »

Contradicting opinions over lawfulness of Russian elections

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Putin's fiercest political opponent, Alexei Navalny , had been barred from competing because of an embezzlement conviction that he said was manufactured by the Kremlin, reports the BBC . Putin has led Russian Federation, alternately as Prime Minister and President, since 2000. Since first being elected as president in 2000, Putin has stamped his total authority on Russian Federation muzzling opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might overseas. Read More »

Skiers thrown to ground as lift malfunctions at Georgian ski resort

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Video captured by onlookers shows the lift sliding backwards, as well as operating at much higher speed than it appears to have been meant to run. Lift riders who didn't jump off the lift as it approached the base of the hill are thrown off their chairs as they fly around the turn at much faster-than-normal speeds. Read More »

Russian presidential election sees 51.9% turnout

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She said "every extra percentage point" for Mr Putin is a result of those who refuse or do not bother to vote. Ms Sobchak, a 36-year-old former TV star, told reporters in Moscow that the higher the support for Mr Putin in the vote, "the tougher the system" Russians will face in his new term. Read More »

ASEAN, Australia reject protectionism amid fears of Trump trade war

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It would be a mistake to approach the problem from a national perspective as terrorism and violent extremism transcend national borders, the minister said. "Amid the challenges in the relationship of global superpowers in the Indo-Pacific region, and the rapid changes resulting in uncertainty in the region, [we hope] to create strategic alternatives for Asean and Thailand, while Australia wants to promote regional security and prosperity through this event as well", Lt Gen Werachon said. Read More »

Amit Shah takes stock of Andhra Pradesh situation with state leaders

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Madhav was speaking to reporters after the meeting of Andhra Leaders with BJP president Amit Shah . The TDP decision - two days after the BJP lost both the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh and one in Bihar - came as a game of one upmanship went on with its rival in Andhra, the YSRCP, which has also tabled a similar motion in the Lok Sabha. Read More »

Lawyer Says Porn Actress Stormy Daniels Physically Threatened Over Trump

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Mr. Cohen told The New York Times earlier this year that he paid Ms. Clifford out of his own pocket, after The Wall Street Journal reported that she was paid through the shell company he created, in Delaware. He did not explain why he made the payment or say whether Mr Trump was aware of it. "They want this matter decided by a private arbitrator in a conference room in a private office building, as opposed to a public court house that is open to the people where people can actually judge ... Read More »

Philippines pulls out of ICC as Duterte defiant on crackdown

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ACT Teachers Party Rep. Antonio Tinio however said Duterte is not yet off-the-hook on the investigation of the worldwide court even after he declared the withdrawal of the Philippines from the treaty . "It is doubly lamentable that members of the global community, who include our own partners in the war against terror, have allowed themselves to be used as pawns by these individuals and organizations in undermining our own efforts to restore the rule of law", Cayetano added. Read More »

Xi Jinping reelected Chinese president

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping (習近平) was re-elected as president of China with a unanimous vote, while his former anti-corruption tsar Wang Qishan (王岐山) is the new vice president. Speculation was rife about his future since he was not assigned any role by the once-in-a-five-year congress of the CPC which endorsed a second term for Xi and elected a new Standing Committee in October last year. Read More »