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Tillerson and the officials said ExxonMobil did receive a waiver to finish drilling an exploration well in Arctic waters near Russian Federation. The announcement came two days after the Wall Street Journal reported that ExxonMobil had applied for a waiver to preserve a claim to Black Sea oil fields, which its then-CEO Rex Tillerson negotiated with Moscow in 2012.
  • British parties witness hectic first day of election campaigning

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    Under the UK Fixed Term Parliaments Act, a general election is held every fifth year after the previous election. According to polls by Opinium, ComRes and YouGov, May's Conservatives held a lead of between 19 and 25 percentage points, with the party's support ranging from 45 percent to 50 percent.
  • N Korea flaunts military might, warns US

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    Other senior officials joining Kim on the parade podium included Kim Won-hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state security minister, presumably over corruption. Pyongyang's rogue atomic ambitions have come into sharp focus in recent weeks, with United States President Donald Trump vowing a tough stance against the North and threatening unilateral action if China failed to help curb its neighbour's nuclear programme.
  • Iraqi forces capture key parts of Mosul neighborhood

    Iraqi forces capture key parts of Mosul neighborhood

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    Abdul Sattar Habbo, Mosul municipality chief, told Sputnik earlier this month that up to half a million people have fled Iraq's second-largest city. "This enemy in Mosul is not going anywhere". Since the effort to take Mosul back from ISIS began Feb.19, Iraqi forces supported by coalition airstrikes have cleared almost 200 square miles of territory, Dorrian reported.
  • Centrist Macron, right-wing LePen emerge in French national election

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    One reason for this anomaly is that Macron is hovering up support from the eliminated candidates including Hamon and Fillon, who have chosen to back the independent candidate rather than the controversial Far Right Le Pen. "Either we continue on the path of. offshoring jobs, unfair foreign competition, mass immigration and free movement of terrorists. or you chose France and borders that protect", she added.
  • Theresa May's Conservative Party hold 19 point lead in United Kingdom election poll

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    Some party members were prevented from voting in last year's Labour leadership contest because they had previously publicly expressed support for other parties, in many cases on social media. Corbyn said: "It's a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors". "But things can, and they will, change", he said. Peace out Europe, we're gonna Brexit.
  • France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

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    Hamon called on voters to back Macron in the May 7 runoff. Sunday's outcome is a huge defeat for the two centre-right and centre-left groupings that have dominated French politics for 60 years, and also reduces the prospect of an anti-establishment shock on the scale of Britain's vote last June to quit the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as USA president.
  • Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

    Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

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    NYPD active and retired law enforcement officers reacted to the statement sent out by the Justice Department as well as the reaction to it from the mayor and police commissioner. Last year, there were 335. New York City has been doing something right. New York's mayor and police commissioner ripped Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday for a Justice Department statement declaring their city was soft on crime and plagued by gang murders.
  • Wounded veteran carries Boston Marathon contestant across finish line

    Wounded veteran carries Boston Marathon contestant across finish line

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    This time, she was hailed for paving the way for women's distance running around the world. "Yesterday, she returned and ran it in 4:44:31, wearing the number 261 - the same number she wore 50 years ago". "Hey friends", she posted to her Facebook page Monday. Evan said Monday he was running in part to show people the race was "back to normal".