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Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes to Nebraska, Texas

Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes to Nebraska, Texas

The threat will not end Monday, with many areas at risk again Tuesday. A flood watch is in effect for the greater Oklahoma City region. As this is the peak tornado season, the Plains have been pounded by strong winds, with at least 34 tornadoes reported since Friday morning across the central U.S., including Kansas, Nebraska and Texas. Read More

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Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism

Trump's Mideast peace plan met by Palestinians with heavy skepticism

Shtayyeh reiterated Palestinians' core demands for a two-state peace deal with Israel, which include gaining full control of the occupied West Bank and Hamas-governed Gaza , as well as East Jerusalem. A USA official told reporters that invitations to the workshop were being sent to people in the United States, Europe, the Gulf, the wider Arab world and "some" Palestinian business leaders. Read More

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US, Canada lift steel, aluminum tariffs pressuring China

US, Canada lift steel, aluminum tariffs pressuring China

Dan Ujczo, a trade lawyer and Canada-U.S. specialist in Columbus, Ohio, said he believes the U.S. has "moved off of its demand for a hard quota which is a key factor in the new optimism". Trump's proclamation said "domestic conditions of competition must be improved by reducing imports" and said a strong US auto sector is vital to USA military superiority. Read More

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China announces retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in USA goods

China announces retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in USA goods

A few hours later, he asserted that China's sudden change in policy was mainly because it thought that leaders from the opposition Democratic party would be able to replace him in the White House after the 2020 presidential elections. Lighthizer said a final decision on that has not yet been made but it would come on top of the Friday tariff rate increase to 25% from 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Read More

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Three bodies found impaled with crossbow bolts at 'quiet' German hotel

Three bodies found impaled with crossbow bolts at 'quiet' German hotel

According to local media two crossbows were found in the room by police when officers searched the scene in the remote riverside hotel near the Austrian border. Police have seized the crossbows as evidence. "At the moment there are no details about their identities or how and when they died", a spokesperson for the Gifthorn Police, who have taken over the investigation, told ABC News. Read More

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Joe Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump's policy

Joe Biden promises border plan soon to counter Trump's policy

Zichal was previously a climate and energy staffer in the Obama White House, and then went on to serve a stint on the board of directors for Cheniere, a liquefied natural gas company. Those backing Biden range from former New Hampshire governor John Lynch, a moderate, to former representative Carol Shea-Porter, who retired a year ago as one of the state's most prominent progressives. Read More

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Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash

Support for new Brexit Party surges amid voter backlash

The Brexit Party leader has tried, and failed, seven times to swap his seat in the European Parliament for one in the House of Commons. Prioritising intra-party politics at home over the opportunity to elect the best decision-makers would be a disservice - not just to the least privileged in the United Kingdom, but much further across the globe. Read More

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Trump says North Korea's recent missile launches not breach of trust

Trump says North Korea's recent missile launches not breach of trust

US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on funding for a border wall from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on 8 January 2019. Those included increasing pressure for sanctions relief, and protesting Seoul's military buildup including the purchase of new F-35 fighter aircraft as well as joint military drills by the United States and South Korea, which North Korea complained about in statements defending the tests. Read More

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Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

Kate Hoey: 'Brexit has broken the two-party system'

May is under increasing pressure from MPs and activists in her Conservative party unhappy over Brexit , which was due to take place on March 29 but has been delayed twice. "At the end of the day we were supposed to be leaving the European Union on March 29th and [the Conservative Party] has failed to do so", she said. Read More

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South Africa's ruling ANC leads as vote counting continues

South Africa's ruling ANC leads as vote counting continues

Where evidence is found to support electoral fraud, the IEC said it will firstly quarantine the results of the affected voting districts and then pursue criminal charges against the perpetrators. "As long as the ANC gets more than 55 percent, things will be okay for Ramaphosa inside the ANC ", Verwoerd said. Despite the ANC's storied past as the liberation movement that brought freedom and an end to apartheid, its reputation has suffered in recent years from rampant corruption, ... Read More

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School shooting in Colorado injures at least 7, police say

School shooting in Colorado injures at least 7, police say

Though authorities initially said they were looking for a possible third suspect, Nicholson-Kluth said they are no longer looking for another suspect. The school is near a sheriff's department substation. Witnesses said they saw a medical helicopter land on a grassy field. The sheriff's office directed parents to a recreational center to pick up their children. Read More

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Donald Trump wants asylum seekers to pay application fee

Donald Trump wants asylum seekers to pay application fee

The memo gives the Justice and Homeland Security departments 90 days to develop the proposals, but it is unclear how long it would take before any of the rules take effect. "It is an honor for the church and for Christians in general to serve these vulnerable people", he said , according to a prepared statement. "'If we came from our country, it's because we didn't have the opportunity to work". Read More

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