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February 10, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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All public schools were closed and nearly 1,300 flights canceled in the third biggest U.S. city of Chicago Friday as severe winter storm hit the lower Great Lakes region. The winter storm, which started Thursday night, had brought around 30 centimeters of snow accumulation to some areas in Chicago by...
In Canada
February 8, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Canada “might very well be better off” not signing up to an updated version of the NAFTA trade pact rather than accepting a bad deal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday (February 7). Trudeau, speaking at the University of Chicago, said in a televised address he expec...
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February 1, 2018 11:26 am gmt |
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February 4th marks the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence.  It also marks the70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka.  In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months. ...
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January 26, 2018 4:00 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump had dinner with some of the most powerful business executives in Europe on Thursday (January 25), his first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump attributed his first major legislative victory of U.S. tax reform as one of the reasons businesses are i...
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January 23, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US. It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the ...
In Technology
January 22, 2018 11:10 am gmt |
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Twitter Inc said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election. The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the US who followed one of these accounts ...
In Britain
January 22, 2018 5:19 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in London on Sunday (January 21) for the UK leg of a Europe trip that will also include Paris and where Iran will reportedly “dominate” many discussions, and aid said. With President Donald Trump warning of a last chance for “the worst de...
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January 22, 2018 4:06 am gmt |
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King Abdullah II of Jordan on Sunday urged the United States to respect Jerusalem’s historical status quo and called on Washington to get back on the right track in order to help push forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The king was holding talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mik...
In World
January 21, 2018 4:08 am gmt |
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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were holding rare weekend sessions on Saturday (January 20) after lawmakers failed to pass a short term budget resolution, forcing the federal government into a shutdown overnight. At issue were Democrat’s demands to include cer...
In Canada
January 18, 2018 8:56 am gmt |
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Australia has filed a trade complaint that accuses Canada of placing “discriminatory” rules on the sales of imported wine. The formal objection, lodged with the World Trade Organization (WTO), follows a similar complaint made by the US last year. Australia says regulations in Canada unfai...
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January 12, 2018 6:05 am gmt |
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The threat of the United States quitting NAFTA has to be taken seriously, Canada’s foreign minister said on Thursday (January 11), even as Ottawa prepares creative ideas to unblock talks to update the tri-nation treaty. Chrystia Freeland said the U.S. administration had repeatedly stated it cou...
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January 3, 2018 6:22 am gmt |
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The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are “no longer willing to talk peace”, President Trump said. On Twitter, Mr Trump said the United States received “no appreciation or respect” in return for its aid. He also said his controversial recognition of the contested ci...
In America
December 28, 2017 4:07 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 27) visited a fire station near his Mar-a-Lago mansion in Florida. Trump told the assembled first responders how well the country is doing since he won the presidency and promised that police departments in the region would soon be receiving decommis...
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December 21, 2017 9:33 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 20) threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of ...
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December 16, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday (December 15) said the United States would not accept any preconditions for diplomatic talks with North Korea, saying the Trump administration and the international community would continue to pressure Pyongyang “We are not going to accept precond...
In Technology
December 8, 2017 6:05 am gmt |
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Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said. The automaker said that it would test self-driving prototypes in various pilot programmes with partners ...
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November 28, 2017 7:24 am gmt |
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Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the US to detect users with suicidal intent, the world’s largest social media network said on Monday. Facebook began testing the software in the United States in March, when the company starte...
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November 28, 2017 4:12 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle appeared for a photo shoot at London’s Kensington Palace following the announcement of their engagement on Monday (November 27). Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best ...
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November 24, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis...