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However, there has been no official confirmation given my Ministry of External Affairs on the participation in the two-day meeting. However, there is no official word on whether Indian will participate in the meet. The two sides discussed progress on CPEC - an important part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's One Belt, One Road vision. Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shanker Das Bairagi and Ambassador of China to Nepal Yu Hong singed the MoU at Kathmandu yesterday.
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    A Gallup poll this month showed 59 percent of Americans agreed environmental protection should take priority over increased US energy production. The People's Climate Solidarity March started outside the U.S. Trump has also proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency . Hundreds more gathered in Houston, where Mayor Sylvester Turner told participants that climate change is "very much real".
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shared a phone call Friday discussing the zones, the Russian foreign ministry said, according to Russian state media news outlet TASS. That arrangement was suspended last month after the U.S. Tomahawk missile barrage on a Syrian air base, fired in response to a deadly chemical gas attack in Syria that was blamed on Assad's government.
  • Xi calls for boosting China-Pakistan Economic Corridor construction

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    India has not yet confirmed its participation, citing lack of a trustworthy environment on China's part to carry out belt and road projects. On Saturday, Xi also met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and lauded Kuala Lumpur for being one of the early supporters of the Belt and Road Initiative .
  • Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

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    Frum takes a similar stance on the events of the last week, writing in The Atlantic that Comey's firing represents a test for US democracy. He told reporters three times that "The president has nothing further to add on that" when asked if the president was recording conversations in the White House.
  • Seattle mayor ends re-election bid after sexual abuse claims

    Seattle mayor ends re-election bid after sexual abuse claims

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    They "paint me in the worst possible historic portraits of a gay man", he said. And so Murray is retiring rather than risk being defeated in August (as Greg Nickels and Paul Schell were) or in November (as Mike McGinn was - by him). Following the filing of the lawsuit by the man, now 46, prompted other men to come forward and make similar allegations. "It can also be given to the state treasury or to a political party, but most of what we see is refunds to contributors and donations to ...
  • Lalu to face trial in all fodder scam cases: SC

    Lalu to face trial in all fodder scam cases: SC

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    The apex court also quashed the High Court order against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and ex-chief secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty against whom the proceedings were stayed on the same ground. The BJP has demanded that Nitish Kumar start a criminal investigation against his coalition partner. Sinha, he said, was DIG of CBI when the fodder scam broke wand was influenced by Lalu Prasad.
  • Merkel Says Wants Close Cooperation With France's Macron

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    Macron will visit French troops overseas "very quickly" after the Berlin meeting. The win by the pro-European and pro-trade Macron aginst far-right candidate Marine Len Pen in France's rancorous presidential election campaign was greeted with relief in Germany, which sees the European Union as a key pillar of its world view and national economy.
  • Severe Storms and Floods Kill at Least 20 Across South and Midwest

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    The Storm Prediction Center said there was an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon into evening across much of the Lower Great Lakes region, the Upper Ohio Valley and the Central Appalachians into Mid-Atlantic coast. In an emailed statement she added that volunteers would begin damage assessment Sunday morning as it was safe to do so. "TxDOT crews continue to assess damage from yesterday's tornadoes".
  • Never mind: Italian village won't pay newcomers €2000

    Never mind: Italian village won't pay newcomers €2000

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    Bormida lies in the mountainous region of Liguria in north-west Italy. "We're still working out the plan, but anyone is welcome to come and live here", a local councilor, who asked not to be named, said to the Guardian . "Thanks anyway for your interest", Galliano said. But with only four people added, he decided more-enticing measures were needed, hence the subsidies, which also include a $130-a-month rent for larger homes.
  • Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

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    A party official said Clark had spoken with Green Leader Andrew Weaver and that the two party heads have a proven track record of working together. Not withstanding the fact the Green's platform has more in common with the NDP - on tax reform, economic development, the environment, health, education and campaign financing - Weaver suggested he could work with the Liberals or the NDP.