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Eyes on the prize, people. In Beijing organizers even prevented journalists from talking to the investors as they left the event. This offers foreigners permanent residency - a green card - in exchange for investment of at least US$500,000 in a USA business that must also create 10 American jobs.
  • Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

    Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

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    United Nations have stressed the Chibok girls are not the only ones who have suffered violence at the hands of Boko Haram. The photo showed a line of young women wearing shirts with the ICRC logo waiting to board a helicopter. The girls have been ferried to Abuja and are now awaiting a formal reception by President Muhammadu Buhari . Eighty-two schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group were released in exchange for the freedom of some Boko Haram suspects on Saturday.
  • Scottish Tories Are Making Big Gains In The Local Elections

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    The SNP remains the largest party in local government with 431 councillors voted in, up slightly from its total of 425 in 2012. It would be nice to believe that Thursday's election was a series of local referendums on local services rendered (or not), but it would be a fantasy: this was a national election fought on national issues, and those issues revolved around the prospect of another independence referendum.
  • Environment Canada issues frost advisory Toronto

    Environment Canada issues frost advisory Toronto

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    Crops in frost-prone areas may also be damaged by the temperature drop, the advisory says. Tended plants should be protected or brought indoors by Sunday evening, said Environment Canada. A frost advisory is issued when frost is expected to develop during the growing season. Afternoon highs will stay unseasonably cool in the mid-Atlantic despite appearances of the strong May sun.
  • This Little Girl Told A Comedy Central Trump Impersonator About Himself

    This Little Girl Told A Comedy Central Trump Impersonator About Himself

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    Called The President Show , the program features Atamanuik dressed as Trump as he conducts interviews and does bits out and about - sort of like if instead of Trevor Noah, The Daily Show had Donald Trump as its host. The clip was strategically cropped to hide Comedy Central's logo. If you were hanging out at home yesterday and had a look on the trending stories on Twitter you would have instantly noticed a video that went viral of a little girl meeting the President of the United ...
  • Obama warned Trump against hiring retired general Flynn -ex Obama aide

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    Hours before Monday's Senate hearing, Trump insinuated that Yates, an Obama administration appointment, had leaked information on Flynn to the media. She said on Monday she did not - and that she had revealed no classified information herself. American intelligence compiled a report late previous year saying Moscow was involved in efforts to hack U.S.
  • Two Top Obama Administration Officials To Testify In Russia Probe

    Two Top Obama Administration Officials To Testify In Russia Probe

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    The South Carolina Republican said the hacking was not the work of "some 400-pound guy sitting on a bed or any other country", a reference to a comment Trump has previously made on the matter. Then-President Barack Obama warned President-elect Donald Trump in November against hiring retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, former Obama administration officials confirmed to CNN Monday.
  • De-escalation agreement in Syria comes into force

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    The de-escalation zones' deal went into effect in Syria at midnight Saturday. The initiative was proposed by Russia , President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, with the support of Turkey, which backs the opposition. The text of the memorandum was published by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday. The Astana talks were meant to shore up an oft-violated ceasefire which was originally agreed in December.
  • Tiffany Trump Will Attend Law School at Georgetown University

    Tiffany Trump Will Attend Law School at Georgetown University

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    A Georgetown University spokeswoman confirms to Newsweek that the 23-year-old has been admitted to the law school. The middle Trump son also sits on Georgetown's Business, Society and Public Policy Initiative advisory board. Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in spring 2016 with a degree in sociology with a concentration in law. In 1997, after her father had won a second term, Chelsea Clinton started at Stanford University.
  • Gold edges up, but holds near 6-week low on hawkish Fed

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    The Fed's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to keep the federal funds lending rate in a range of 0.75-1.0 per cent, just as most analysts had expected. "The adverse impact of the fall in the pound was evident in the rise in the prices charged balance to its highest level since July 2008", said Scott Bowman, UK economist at Capital Economics.
  • French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

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    Macron himself has signaled that he wants to take the middle road. Brussels was visibly relieved too at avoiding a Le Pen victory which could have threatened the very existence of the bloc after Britain's vote to leave. The last time France had "cohabitation" was during in 1997-2002 under President Jacques Chirac, who described the setup as a state of "paralysis". A prime minister from another political formation could erode his effectiveness.
  • 3 killed, 17 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

    3 killed, 17 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

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    Among the Afghan wounded were 23 civilians. But Samim Khpalwak, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, said the Pakistani team had strayed across the border. Durani said the clash erupted when Pakistani "militias" tried to cross the border Friday morning. "Hotline contact between Pakistan and Afghan Director General Military Operation established".