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Dutch coach Blind ponders on future after World Cup setback

The 55-year-old had questioned his own future following Saturday's loss in Sofia , which left the Dutch six points off the pace at the halfway stage of the European qualifying campaign for the 2018 finals in Russian Federation. Blind conceded before kickoff he was taking a risk starting Matthijs De Ligt who, at 17, became the youngest Netherlands debutant since Mauk Weber in 1931. Read More

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Carrie Lam, in a nod to Beijing, wins Hong Kong leadership race

Carrie Lam, in a nod to Beijing, wins Hong Kong leadership race

She must try to garner public support for her policies, after emerging the victor from an undemocratic process in which the closest candidate she beat was far more popular, according to opinion polls . She was also tainted by her association with Mr Leung, an unpopular figure who was criticised for doing Beijing's bidding while in office. She won comprehensively with 777 votes against 365 for Tsang. Read More

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Hamilton music scene mourns Chuck Berry

Hamilton music scene mourns Chuck Berry

Goode ", died today in St. Charles County, Mo. But most Bill Haley fans were none the wiser. "He inspired me and thousands of others to learn how to play guitar", recalls Al Mair, a former Gordon Lightfootmanager and owner of the Attic Records label who attended several of the all-star revues that played Maple Leaf Gardens between 1956 and 1957 that featured Berry in the lineup. Read More

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Boko Haram: Troops kill terrorists at Borno College of Business

Boko Haram: Troops kill terrorists at Borno College of Business

Troops have killed four terrorists at Borno State College of Business Studies on Bama-Ngurosoye road. A military source said he was on his way to Magumeri to ascertain the situation. Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group aligned with ISIS, operates primarily in rural areas of Nigeria, is said to be responsible for the deaths of as many as 20,000 people, left 2.6 million homeless and more than 5 million refugees in urgent need of food aid. Read More

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'Prove You Are Leaders of Europe,' Tusk Tells Rome Summit

'Prove You Are Leaders of Europe,' Tusk Tells Rome Summit

Gentiloni recalled many achievements of the European integration, but also acknowledged that, facing today's major issues, the EU has found itself unprepared and responded late. We will keep this as a principle: the European Union, all 28 member nations (soon to be 27), first. The agreement enshrines the principle of a multi-speed European Union, allowing some countries to opt out of initiatives like. Read More

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at the White House with Girling and Sean McGarvey, president of North America's Building Trades Unions, standing nearby. "The oil is flowing through rail and other pipelines regardless, so whether Keystone goes through or is blocked, the effect on greenhouse gas emissions will be minimal", said Andrew Hoffman , the education director at the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute. Read More

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Bill Clinton urges McGuinness mourners to pursue peace

Former US President Bill Clinton traveled to Derry, Northern Ireland, on Thursday to give an impassioned eulogy at the funeral of former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness. "He risked the wrath of his comrades and the rejection of his adversaries", Mr Clinton said at Mr McGuinness's funeral. "When you seek his monument, look around you". Read More

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Ryan McBride Funeral To Take Place On Thursday

Ryan McBride Funeral To Take Place On Thursday

The captain of Derry City football club has died unexpectedly at the age of 27, it has been announced. The defender, a close friend of Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean, is understood to have died at home on Sunday. A Derry City statement said: "Ryan was a player and a great captain but he was also their friend and team-mate". Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton said it was "extremely sad news". Read More

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Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

Banking records detailing the scheme were said to have been obtained by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta from anonymous sources. banks, according to The Guardian . Reports say the transfers were typically facilitated by one firm agreeing to lend money to another, with the "debt" underwritten by a third Russian company. Read More

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CM Biren Singh to prove majority in Assembly today

He was sworn in as a cabinet minister on Wednesday. In UP, the Congress won seven seats, that too in alliance with the Samajwadi Party. He maintained that the petition had been referred to the secretary of the Assembly, M. TMC vice-president Mukul Roy said, "After winning his election, Robindro Singh was in touch with the Congress as we had told him that if the Congress is in a position to form the government and needed our support, we would extend our support to ti". Read More

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White House: Trump Still Won't Apologize To Obama Over Wiretapping

Spicer said that Trump is using golf differently than President Obama. Since taking office, however, Trump, an avid golfer who is reportedly a better player than his predecessor, has not shied away from his favorite pastime. and have a growing relationship that's going to help U.S. interests", Spicer said. Trump also visited his course in Sterling, Virginia, on March 11 for a meeting. Read More

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Brexit process will officially start next week

Brexit process will officially start next week

But Sir Tim said such "speculation" was based on the difficulty of striking deals between countries with very different trade systems, when Britain and the European Union already had "convergence". The remaining 27 European Union member states would then have to sign off on that move and formally give a mandate to French politician Michel Barnier to conduct the negotiations on their behalf. Read More

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Gas prices down 1.4 cents

Gas prices down 1.4 cents

Prices in Shelby County rose 14 cents since last week, while prices in Hardin County fell 4 cents. Gas prices are pretty steady in MI this week with just a one cent increase in the statewide average compared to last week's report. The price of gas in the state is 20 cents below the national average of $2.29. The national average also dropped last week, but by a smaller margin (0.3 cents). Read More

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Holy wars in Europe are coming, top Turkish diplomat says

Erdogan accused the Netherlands and Germany of behaving like "Nazis", and subsequently, calling on millions of Turks in Europe to take action. In a heated row over banned Turkish government rallies on European soil, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed no signs of backing down on Sunday, this time directing accusations of Nazi behavior at German Chancellor Angela Merkel herself. Read More

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Xi, Tillerson look forward to 'new era' in US-China relations

Mr Tillerson added that any action by Kim Jong-Un's regime which threatens South Korea will be met with "an appropriate response". Tillerson said that the US has provided $1.3 billion in resistance to the authoritarian regime since 1995, but "in return North Korea has detonated nuclear weapons and dramatically increased its launches of ballistic missiles to threaten Americana and our allies". Read More

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Last fighters begin to leave former Syrian rebel stronghold of Homs

Last fighters begin to leave former Syrian rebel stronghold of Homs

Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russian Federation. Critics and opposition have described this as forcible displacement that is part of what they call the government's "starve or surrender", where rebel-held areas are besieged and bombarded until deals like this are reached. Read More

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JCPenney stores closing in three Nebraska locations

The company said stores will begin liquidating merchandise next month and most of the closures will occur in June. The company will also be providing outplacement services for eligible employees, the release notes. "Uniontown Mall has been a vital part of our community for many years and will remain that way for years to come", Pam Moore, mall manager, said in a statement. Read More

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Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim

Ibobi quits as Manipur CM, BJP stakes claim

Differences also erupted within the Congress on how the Goa issue had been handled. With this, the BJP which has won 13 seats has cobbled up the requisite number needed to reach the magic figure in the 40-member House which had thrown up a hung verdict, though the Congress has emerged the single largest party with 17 seats. Read More

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Trump Gives CIA Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes

Trump Gives CIA Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes

Separately, The New York Times this week reported that the Trump administration is also working to loosen Obama-era rules that aimed to limit civilian deaths in drone strikes. The review of the policy on drone strikes will also allow the Pentagon to order strikes without checking with the White House, as had been mandated by President Obama, who had tried to bring transparency and accountability to the process, as he leaned on it heavily as a substitute for military deployment. Read More

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MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill

May cleared the last major hurdle to Brexit on Monday, when parliament rejected the amendments from the House of Lords and voted to approve the trigger to Article 50 . Mrs May has revealed little of her strategy in the Brexit negotiations but has a long wish list - wanting to win a free-trade deal, maintain security cooperation, regain control over immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws. Read More

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Trump's 'Winter White House' to Host Xi Jinping in April

CNN also reported the planned summit, citing an unnamed administration official. China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump is particularly seeking Chinese cooperation on security matters regarding North Korea. Spicer's announcement came hours after reports emerged that Trump would also host the Chinese president at the exclusive resort during his visit next month. Read More

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