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While cannabis is now considered contraband by the Department of Justice, 28 states and the nation's capital have approved laws letting adults use marijuana for recreational or medical reasons. Those who are under the influence of marijuana, he said , are still drastically less impaired than they would be under the effect of legal quantities of alcohol.
  • 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 ...
  • 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

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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.
  • Trump, Erdogan Agree on Assad's Responsibility for Alleged Chemical Attack

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    They still have innumerable rebel groups to subdue, and they find themselves in a league of super villains with Hizbollah and Assad. In his cable, President Putin stressed the continued stance of his country in support of the peaceful settlement to the crisis in Syria through the comprehensive national dialogue which aims at stopping the bloodshed and uniting all the Syrians in combating the global forces of terrorism and extremism.
  • Cautious reaction to Turkish election result from Greek leaders

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    Some members of the European Union, especially Greece is taking preparations to tackle large inflows of migrants after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed a narrow victory in a historic Turkish constitutional referendum which would provide more executive powers to the President.
  • Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

    Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business

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    General foreign policy doesn't count, she explained, adding that "in between, you have to assess it case-by-case". Sales of Ivanka merchandise on Lyst.com, a large e-commerce platform, bump 46 percent higher for the month. Since the election, the brand applied for at least nine new trademarks in four countries. She transferred the brand's assets to a trust run by her husband's relatives, but remains the sole beneficiary and reportedly receives regular reports from her brother- and ...