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Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA, said the election news had helped to shatter the pound's entrenched downtrend against the United States dollar. Brussels: The EU said yesterday it did not expect negotiating guidelines for Britain's exit from the bloc to be affected by the British government's call for an early general election.
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's ouster a priority for US: Nikki Haley

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    On Friday, the United States carried out missile strikes on a Syrian air base it says is suspected of storing chemical weapons. Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, is pushing for the group, which comprises the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, to call for Russian Federation to drop backing for the country's president Bashar al-Assad or face tough new sanctions, The Times reported.
  • USA strikes Syria, hits raw nerve in Russian Federation

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    The United States has conducted air strikes against Islamic State, which controls territory in eastern and northern Syria, and a small number of U.S. troops are helping rebel militias. "There's responsibility that goes around", Gabbard said, "Standing here pointing fingers does not accomplish peace for the Syrian people". A United States military official told CNN the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the ...
  • Gorsuch confirmed; Senate approves Trump Supreme Court nominee 54-45

    Gorsuch confirmed; Senate approves Trump Supreme Court nominee 54-45

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    Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy both opposed the confirmation, saying they doubted Gorsuch's independence from the White House and were concerned about his " originalist " leanings. "(Republicans) made history in denying a presidential nominee a hearing and a vote, which had never, never happened before in the history of the United States", said Democrat Dick Durbin of IL.
  • Divided Senate confirms Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

    Divided Senate confirms Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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    The president told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday he hopes for at least one more vacancy during his administration, but said "there could be as many as four". Judge Gorsuch is viewed as a committed conservative whose beliefs align with the late Scalia, exactly the kind of judge Republicans' meant to place in the ninth Supreme Court seat.
  • Turnbull abolishes 457 visa to give Australian workers first say

    Turnbull abolishes 457 visa to give Australian workers first say

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    The new program will offer a two-year visa with a broader list of occupations, and a four-year visa with stricter requirements and a smaller job pool. "There is no doubt foreign workers have played a significant role in the remarkable economic growth of the nation", he said. Applicants must have at least two years' experience in their skilled profession and there will be a minimum market salary rate to make sure Australian workers are not undercut.
  • Trump defends Syria strike, praises United States military amid criticism

    Trump defends Syria strike, praises United States military amid criticism

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    Meanwhile, Italy wants the group to issue a communique that will reinforce the United Nations -backed peace process in the war-torn country, Reuters reported. A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah said the United States strike on a Syrian airbase crossed "red lines", hours after the U.S.
  • USA envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable

    USA envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable

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    President Donald Trump, before his election, described fighting ISIS and seeking Assad's removal at the same time as "idiocy." Damascus highly values Moscow's position on the U.S. Washington warned Moscow , and Russian troops at the base were not hit. During the 2016 United States presidential election campaign, Trump had frequently called for warmer ties with Putin.
  • France's Macron wary of far-right and far-left

    France's Macron wary of far-right and far-left

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    The top three candidates in France's presidential election have embarked on a final push in Paris to pull in undecided voters and shore up their bases in a contest which has evolved into a too-tight-to-call contest between the far right, far left and centre.
  • Pence reiterates that all options on table on N. Korea

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    US Pacific Command admitted Tuesday the USS Carl Vinson carrier group had headed to northwest Australia for planned exercises. This was followed by failed missile test a day after North Korea celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding leader Kim Il-sung on April 15.