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Former Thai PM Yingluck sentenced to five years over rice scheme

Former Thai PM Yingluck sentenced to five years over rice scheme

A warrant was issued for her arrest. Yingluck, who pleaded not guilty in the case, was found guilty of negligence for the mismanagement of a rice subsidy scheme that saw Yingluck's government buy ri...

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Twitter Reveals Why They Never Banned Donald Trump

Twitter Reveals Why They Never Banned Donald Trump

It's because he's the president. "We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules", the company wrote in a series of tweets...

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Labour plans to nationalise PFI contracts

Labour plans to nationalise PFI contracts

In his speech in Brighton yesterday, McDonnell said that "over the next few decades, almost two hundred billion is scheduled to be paid out of public sector budgets in PFI deals". Meanwhile, Jeremy ...

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10 most popular cities for worldwide travelers in 2017

10 most popular cities for worldwide travelers in 2017

The visitors to Bangkok spent US$14.1 billion (S$19 billion), while those to Singapore spent US$15.7 billion. Based on visitor volume and spend for the 2016 calendar year, the in-depth analysis also p...

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Cohen: Yes, war with North Korea is a real possibility

Cohen: Yes, war with North Korea is a real possibility

Trump tweeted last weekend: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN". Trump has said he would reign down "fire and fury" on Kim and told the United Nations General Assembly l...

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Nawaz Sharif Vows to Fight Corruption Charges

The doors to the court were shut for reporters, and the finance minister had to wait at least 20 minutes outside before he was allowed to enter the court premises from the back door. Arif Chaudhry, Pr...

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Rocket lands near Kabul airport after US Defense Secretary arrives

Rocket lands near Kabul airport after US Defense Secretary arrives

Besides, the U.S. official said "certain airlines or air cargo companies in India who are looking to go to Kabul to bring back carpets or food" and about 20 flights have run till now under the Ind...

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North Korea bolstering its defence

North Korea bolstering its defence

China warned Tuesday that any conflict on the Korean peninsula would have "no winners", after North Korea accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on it. The U.S. has a "deep arsenal of mi...

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McClatchy: US Doesn't Believe Cuba Behind Mysterious Attacks

McClatchy: US Doesn't Believe Cuba Behind Mysterious Attacks

According to a union representing U.S. overseas staff, the victims have suffered a variety of symptoms and injuries, including in some cases brain trauma and hearing loss. For months after USA diploma...

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Spurs survive late comeback to beat West Ham

Spurs survive late comeback to beat West Ham

Harry Kane scored his sixth hat-trick of 2017 in his side's win. Apoel , managed by former Blackburn, Sheffield United and Huddersfield winger Giorgos Donis, continued to threaten in the second ha...

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U.S. sanctions target several North Korea banks

U.S. sanctions target several North Korea banks

Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) revealed Tuesday the American fly-by appeared to have taken North Korea by surprise as the reclusive state showed no sign of an immediate response. "We must...

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White House holds first press briefing since Trump NFL comments

White House holds first press briefing since Trump NFL comments

The foreign minister opened his brief remarks in Korean by saying that over the last few days, the U.N. and the global community have clearly wished "that the war of words between the DPRK and the Uni...

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Vice President Pence coming to MI this week

Vice President Pence coming to MI this week

The next day, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will join the vice president as well as business leaders and Michigan families to discuss the need for tax reform, according to the White House. The visit is no...

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No anthem protest for US Presidents Cup golfers

No anthem protest for US Presidents Cup golfers

A Presidents Cup in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty will take on new meaning this week after the divisive comments made by President Donald Trump about athletes who don't stand for the national ...

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Hong Kong ranked sixth most competitive economy

Hong Kong ranked sixth most competitive economy

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is prepared on the basis of country-level data covering 12 categories or pillars of competitiveness. National competitiveness is defined as a set of institutio...

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Trump Replaces Travel Ban With New Restrictions On Eight Nations, Including Iran

Trump Replaces Travel Ban With New Restrictions On Eight Nations, Including Iran

Sudan got rescued from the ban and Somalia's nonimmigrant visitors are relaxed from the restrictions . "We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet", Trump later tweeted . The ...

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Trump Is Never Getting Banned From Twitter

Given that Trump is, in fact, president and that everything he tweets could thus be considered newsworthy, that would seem to provide blanket protection for all his tweets, notes Recode . The White...

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Sending the young to prison solves nothing

Sending the young to prison solves nothing

The court heard Woodward had become addicted to drugs while in an abusive relationship with a previous boyfriend. According to James Sturman QC who was defending Woodward in court, she will be going...

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Dismisses US Travel Ban

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Dismisses US Travel Ban

Washington has slapped sanctions on the crisis-stricken country - including on Maduro himself - and days ago added Venezuela to a new list of countries targeted by a USA travel ban. US President Donal...

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Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will not seek re-election in 2018

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will not seek re-election in 2018

Corker was a front runner to become Trump's secretary of state but lately, his relationship with the president has soured as he has become increasingly critical of Trump. Trump allies, including forme...

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