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Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by

Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by

Voter percentage in the repoll was recorded to be an abysmal two per cent. Talking to reporters at Jammu, Mehbooba said, "Dr Farooq seems be confused as he is making the contrary statements regarding the stones throwers". A similar incident was reported in Beerwah area where another person lost his life during the clashes. In wake of the prevailing tension in the Valley, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday deferred the Anantnag by-polls till May 25. Read More

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Tillerson gives North Atlantic Treaty Organisation two-month deadline on defense spending

As damage control, Tillerson did reiterate during his visit to Brussels that the U.S. is still committed to Nato's "one for all and all for one" principle. But the official gave no indication of what would happen if the allies fail to deliver on increased spending. The comments are notable given President Donald Trump's at-times reluctance to criticize Russian Federation over its actions in Crimea, though he did declare last month that the territory was " taken " by Russian Federation. Read More

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Venezuela court drops bid to strip congress of power

Venezuela court drops bid to strip congress of power

Ortega, long perceived as a Maduro loyalist, said the decision "constitutes a rupture of the constitutional order. So this is huge", said Javier Corrales, who teaches Latin American politics at Amherst College in MA. "This clearly destroys the most important pillar of any democracy, which is popular representation", Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said. Tensions have been high because the country has been engulfed in a severe economic crisis. Read More

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After abstaining on UN Syria vote, China backs political fix

After abstaining on UN Syria vote, China backs political fix

Wang's comments mark the latest attempt to cool tensions by North Korea's most important ally and key provider of food and fuel aid. Any fighting on the Korean Peninsula is likely to draw in China, which has repeatedly expressed concerns. Wang and Ayrault revealed at the press conference held after their meeting that they had discussed bilateral issues and major global crises such as the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the civil war in Syria . Read More

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Assad: Chemical attack in Syria is '100 percent fabrication'

Our chief foreign affairs correspondent, Margaret Warner , has our report . "We have insisted that we have a very thorough investigation", Lavrov said at the news conference with Tillerson. But the civil war in Syria has driven a wedge between Moscow and Washington , upending what many in Russian Federation hoped would be a transformation in relations, which reached a post-Cold War low under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama. Read More

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Mourinho warns De Gea not to be distracted by Real Madrid speculation

Juan Mata isn't expected back any time soon following groin surgery so he remains out along with centre-backs Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as United prepare to fly out to Belgium on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's first leg. Romero, the Argentina national team goalkeeper, made a superb save to deny Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe at the Stadium of Light and has been a regular starter in the Europa League this season. Read More

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Here's What To Look For In Wells Fargo's Earnings

Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Horizon Kinetics LLC raised its stake in Wells Fargo & Co by 56.3% in the fourth quarter. 373,783 are held by Davis R M. Patten And Patten Incorporated Tn holds 1.31% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ) for 193,648 shares. Wells Fargo & Company has 5,003,367,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 53.47 giving Wells Fargo & Company a market capitalisation of 267.53B United States dollars. Read More

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USA concerned about Hungary's university law, says envoy

USA concerned about Hungary's university law, says envoy

Orban has for years criticised Soros, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who has spent billions of dollars campaigning for a liberal open society at odds with the more authoritarian social model the prime minister favours. But Hungarian government critics see the move as part of a wider attempt to stifle dissenting voices who oppose the self-described "illiberal" Orban. Read More

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Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

An AFP correspondent on the outskirts of the camp in the city of Sidon reported the sound of intermittent fighting and bursts of gunfire, after a night of heavy clashes. The fighting has prompted security measures outside the camp, which Lebanese security forces do not enter by long-standing agreement. "We ask from God that the situation calms down so that we can return to our homes", he said Sidon's Musally mosque, where he was taking shelter. Read More

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Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago

China is North Korea's main diplomatic and economic ally. "Pre-emptive strikes may be aimed at resolving North Korea's nuclear problems, but for us, it is also related to defending the safety of the public", he told reporters. "Armed with nuclear weapons, he would hardly flinch at the attack in Syria", Chang said. Although China's state media went strong on photos and coverage of the Xi-Trump summit, it gave little space to news of the strikes against Syria, with few editorials or ... Read More

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'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the USA wants to see "tangible results" - and soon - on its trading relationship with China. Chang indicated the Chinese president would certainly be understanding what the airstrike meant to his country as well, interpreting it as a "warning to China's People's Liberation Army, which had grown dismissive of the U.S. Read More

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Little confrontation or progress in China-US meeting

Little confrontation or progress in China-US meeting

USA industry had hoped Trump would deliver a strong message to Xi behind closed doors to end what they see as discriminatory trade policies, but not do anything rash to spark a trade war. Wang Dong, associate professor of worldwide studies at China's elite Peking University, said the move may have had the added bonus in Trump's eyes of sending North Korea a message over its nuclear program, but that China was unlikely to be fazed. Read More

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Canada, US and Mexico launch World Cup bid

Mexico wants to be the first three-time World Cup host after previous editions in 1970 and 1986. "We're not going to get too much into politics today", Gulati said during a question and answer period. Montagliani feels the three-country bid will "fit" the larger format. In December 2010, the governing body announced that Russian Federation and Qatar, respectively, will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Read More

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Doubt remains over Assange future at Ecuador embassy amid election dispute

Around 8.30 p.m. local time (7.30 p.m. ET) Moreno declared himself the victor, but shortly that after a nongovernmental organization that had been monitoring the result said that it was a virtual tie. Lenin Moreno waiting for the election results in Quito , with Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, right. "We will exhaust all political and legal channels in Ecuador and overseas to respect the will of the people who called for a change". Read More

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Senate has votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Senate has votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Indeed, some believe that Gorsuch will be more conservative. For the reasons I have said, I had concerns about his approach to the law. Supreme Court filibusters have been almost unheard of in the Senate, but the confrontation came amid an explosive political atmosphere with liberal Democrats furious over the Trump presidency and Republicans desperate to get a win after months of chaos from Trump. Read More

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Chicago judge, 66, shot dead outside of his home

Chicago judge, 66, shot dead outside of his home

The I-Team confirms that the man shot is Cook County Judge Raymond Myles. A neighbor told the Tribune that she heard about six shots and a woman screaming early in the morning. Staples said detectives were pursuing " multiple and promising leads " and reviewing video footage from public and private surveillance cameras in the neighborhood. Read More

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Trudeau leads Battle of Vimy 100-year commemoration in France

The Queen was not present at the ceremony, but sent a message reminding that "it is our duty to remember and honour those who served so valiantly and who gave so much throughout the First World War". But he saved a special thanks for Canada, telling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the hundreds of others assembled that the Canadians' actions at Vimy was a turning point for the city - and for all of France. Read More

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Fitch downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk status

Fitch downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk status

Shortly after the protests got under way, ratings agency Fitch announced that it too had downgraded South Africa to junk status. S&P had issued its downgrade on South Africa in an unscheduled review on Monday. But the party has lost popularity in recent years and slipped to 55 percent of the vote in last year's local elections - its worst ever result. "Cape Town came to a standstill today". Read More

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket into orbit

In a first, SpaceX is set to launch a commercial communications satellite using a first-stage rocket booster that previously flew last year. SpaceX has now landed, as well as launched, Falcon 9 first stages nine times. The feat has since been repeated both on land and at sea, but SpaceX has yet to refly one of its used rockets. The rocket travelled over 22,000 miles during that time. Read More

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Donald Trump accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China

Donald Trump accepts Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China

Trump and Xi are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missile development, the South China Sea dispute, trade and foreign exchange policy, and the pressing issue of Syria, among other issues. Bush's administration and resumed under Barack Obama, has received little attention since Trump took office. Chinese internet users claimed their leader had come out on top from the initial exchange with Trump. Read More

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U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent

U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent

President Donald Trump has imposed a hiring freeze on federal agencies, which many economists expect will cause job losses as workers who leave aren't replaced. The February rate is the lowest level of unemployment in the state since May 2001, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security reported . Wages continued to show solid growth in March, with average hourly earnings increasing 5 cents to $26.14 following a 7-cent rise the previous month. Read More

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