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Wednesday's vote on the resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favour, Russian Federation and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining. USA officials previously have said Russians routinely work with Syrians at the Shayrat air base where the attack is supposed to have originated. Deputy Russian UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council that "the main problem was that the draft resolution by the Troika appointed the guilty party ...
  • More details needed, pot producers say

    More details needed, pot producers say

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    The proposal , which the party hopes to make law by July of 2018, sets a minimum purchase age of 18, which is one year below the legal drinking age in most Canadian provinces and three years below the minimum age set in USA states that have legalized recreational weed.
  • Ecuador to partially recount presidential election votes

    Ecuador to partially recount presidential election votes

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    On Twitter, Mr Correa said the electoral council was taking extraordinary steps to "finish at once Lasso's show, for the elections the banker could not buy". Lasso challeged the result of the election. They say a review of ballot turned up inconsistencies including a small percentage of polling sites with outsized majorities in favor of Moreno and ballots with technical errors.
  • Teacher faces more allegations in child-sex case

    Teacher faces more allegations in child-sex case

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    A Minneapolis church said a Burnsville teacher charged with having sex with a student may have had inappropriate contact with members of its congregation as well. The student was 16 at the time. The alleged encounter happened when the boy was 16. He made his first appearance in Dakota County Court Wednesday and is being held in the Dakota County Jail pending conditional bond.
  • Deal to evacuate thousands from besieged Syrian towns begins

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    The evacuation deal has been brokered by Iran, an ally of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, and Qatar, which supports the rebels. A total of 60 busses carrying around 2,350 rebels and their families evacuated the town of Madaya and nearby areas toward rebel-held areas in the northwestern province of Idlib, the source said, on condition of anonymity.
  • Dozens of IS militants killed by USA bomb - Afghan officials

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    There were no civilian casualties in the strike in Nangarhar province's Achin district, a spokesperson said. He was using an Arabic term that refers to Islamic State, which has established a small stronghold in eastern Afghanistan and launched deadly attacks on the capital, Kabul .
  • Rouhani, Putin Slam US Aggression on Syria

    Rouhani, Putin Slam US Aggression on Syria

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    Both governments have defended Assad against Western allegations that his regime carried out a suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday, killing dozens of civilians. The impact of the strikes was also unclear. "We don't have positive accountability yet, but the fact that somebody would strike the hospital, potentially to hide the evidence of a chemical attack, about five hours after.is a question that we're very interested in", said one official.
  • Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions

    Inmates ask Arkansas court to stay executions

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    The company is asking the Department of Corrections to return 10 vials of the drug. A West-Ward official told Arkansas Online that he has made repeated requests to the Alabama Attorney General and the Department of Corrections "to confirm if they are in possession of our product which they intend to use in lethal injections, and if so to return it to us".
  • USA strikes on Syria aid extremists: Russian Federation

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    Writing in the Sunday Times , he said Vladimir Putin's Kremlin was to blame "by proxy" for the attack that killed 87 people, including 20 children, because it was the Syrian president's "principal backer". The US will keep up pressure to remove Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. "And I think he's making a huge mistake". Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has spoken to Mr Tillerson by phone, telling him that the cruise missile attack against the Syrian regime "plays into the hands of ...
  • Marine Le Pen Blasts Trump for Backtracking on NATO Stance

    Marine Le Pen Blasts Trump for Backtracking on NATO Stance

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    The request was made at the end of last month after Le Pen, who is a member of the European Parliament, invoked her parliamentary immunity in refusing to attend questioning by investigating magistrates. The first round of presidential elections in France is on April 23th, and the second on may 7. While polls still show Le Pen and centrist independent Emmanuel Macron leading the field on around 22-24 percent each, their support is slipping, allowing radical Communist-backed candidate ...