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The opposition says the deals amount to forced demographic change and deliberate displacement of Assad's enemies away from the main cities of western Syria. "They say still that it is not very safe, but they can not put forward convincing arguments", Lavrov said. The overwhelmingly Sunni rebels have charged that Assad's Alawaite minority-dominated regime is deliberately forcing civilians to leave to alter the country's sectarian map in its favour.
  • US Treasury Department Stops Short of Calling China a Currency Manipulator

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    McMaster, all of whom are deeply skeptical of Russian Federation. Other data expected includes March trade figures from China and employment from Australia, and first-quarter gross domestic product from Singapore. It's awesome. Only last week, President Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times that China was manipulating its currency. Zhou said plans for the USA and China to spend 100 days looking for ways to tackle the trade imbalance were "just a beginning" and could result ...
  • Russia, Iran, And Syria Issue Warning To US

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    Both Russia and Iran , which are the chief guarantors of the latest Syrian ceasefire along with Turkey, have been concerned about the threat the recent United States strike on Syria posed to efforts at resolving the country's six-year civil war.
  • Sean Spicer: Trump Hasn't Shifted On Positions

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    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I complained about that a long time ago, and they made a change. The downfall of President Bannon has been ongoing now for ... And during my visit to Brussels...which I look very much forward to, we will work together to do the same. "President Xi wants to do the right thing".
  • Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid narrow first-leg victory over Leicester City

    Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid narrow first-leg victory over Leicester City

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    Atletico ran out 1-0 winners in Wednesday's game thanks to a controversial Antoine Griezmann penalty, with referee Jonas Eriksson awarding a spot kick despite Griezmann appearing to be fouled by Marc Albrighton outside the area. You saw what a top team Madrid are. Atletico extended their remarkable Champions League clean sheet record at home to 16 shutouts in 18 matches, with goalkeeper Jan Oblak a virtual spectator, and midfielder Koke was pleased with the result.
  • Next round of SEVERE WEATHER expected Wednesday

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    That indicates a threat of long-lived, widespread and intense storms capable of strong tornadoes , widespread wind damage and destructive hail of 2 inches in diameter or larger. Thunderstorms may begin to break out over the area as early as Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for counties across six states on Wednesday afternoon as a system of storms barreled through the Southeast and Midwest.
  • US stocks close lower for third time in 3 days

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    The paper estimates, as of that year, North Korea had 2,500 to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, including anthrax, smallpox and plague. Kim said that during his discussions, Wu had repeated his country's opposition to the US deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery.
  • North Carolina denies Gonzaga to win national championship

    North Carolina denies Gonzaga to win national championship

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    The result of the call may have handed the the national title to North Carolina. And not just because of a year ago. But the Zags rolled through the West Coast Conference tournament and then beat South Dakota State, Northwestern, West Virginia, Xavier and SC in the NCAA Tournament.
  • U.S. berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

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    The Pentagon has intercepted Syrian regime communications in which military sources discussed preparation for the alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held village, an unnamed United States official has said. In an exclusive video interview with Agence France-Presse, he said "there was no order to make any attack". The interview comes as the USA military says a misdirected airstrike this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria.
  • Egypt Coptic Church cuts back Easter celebrations after attacks

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    US President Donald Trump led worldwide condemnation of Sunday's attacks. State of emergency declared in Alexandria and Tanta, Egypt . While persecution in the country is not as severe as in other countries, Christians are often discriminated against in certain instances, like those involving church building construction or fix.
  • Syria deal to evacuate thousands trapped begins

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    The deal was kicked off on Friday, as hundreds of civilians and fighters who have been under crippling siege for more than two years left the four towns in fleets of buses under a delayed evacuation. The other two villages are government-held but besieged by rebel forces. The fates of Fuoua and Kfraya are less clear. The reporter said that Aleppo governorate had prepared makeshift centers in Jibrin for the locals of Kefraya and al-Fouaa and equipped them with all basic and necessary ...
  • Roads underwater, river bursts in South Island

    Roads underwater, river bursts in South Island

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    The Meteorological service issued severe weather warnings for the upper North Island and warned of landslides, flooding and wind damage from gusts of up to 140 kilometres (93.2 miles) per hour. The weekend opened with Hawke's Bay blessed by fine, fresh northerlies which brought mid-afternoon mid-20s temperatures, Hastings' peak of about 24 degrees likely to be the nationwide high for the day, in contrast to Napier and Hastings rainfall of about 25mm the previous day and the Thursday-night ...