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Geoff Fearns, president of Tri Pacific Capital Advisors, told the Los Angeles Times that he was asked to leave the flight but, like Dao, held his ground. The incident was caused by a " system failure ", Munoz said. United Airlines' Chief Executive said he will not quit amid an explosive backlash to a video of a screaming passenger being dragged off a plane.
  • Ceremony held in commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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    But he reserved a poignant salute for the Canadians, whose bravery and perseverance, he said , provided a turning point for the city and for France itself. "Vimy Ridge really brought Canada together as a country". Vimy Ridge was an engagement during the Battle Of Arras itself, which lasted from 9 April to 16 May 1917 and claimed 18,000 Scottish lives - the highest concentration of Scots involved in any WW1 campaign.
  • Death: Police officers mourn killed Colleague

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    The poignant letter was shared by Halifax Neighbourhood Police Team, part of West Yorkshire Police, who will today hold a two-minute silence for PC Palmer. Ms Dick praised the turnout from police and members of the public, who had lined the barriers along the route even hours before the funeral began. Neill Anderson, assistant chief constable at North Wales Police, said: "Officers and staff across north Wales observed the two minutes silence as a mark of respect for PC Keith Palmer and his ...
  • Stockholm attack suspect is Uzbek denied residency in Sweden

    Stockholm attack suspect is Uzbek denied residency in Sweden

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    Police had been looking for him since the Swedish Migration Agency in December previous year gave him four weeks to leave the country. The man suspected of hijacking a truck and using it to commit Friday's attack in Sweden, killing 4, had been denied residency in that country, officials said Sunday.
  • Lobbying Firm, Manafort Register as Foreign Agents

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    Manafort's spokesman says he was in talks with the government about registering before the 2016 election and is now "taking appropriate steps" in response to "formal guidance" from the government. Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security advisor, submitted a registration in March acknowledging that work he did for a Turkish company was also representing the interests of the Turkish government.
  • Donald Trump's Grandkids Serenade Xi Jinping With Chinese Song, Poetry

    Donald Trump's Grandkids Serenade Xi Jinping With Chinese Song, Poetry

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    It also highlighted that "the new mechanisms for four high-level dialogues" created during the meeting are "more comprehensive than the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue that emerged during the Obama era". Just over three months is not long enough to tackle trade disputes between the world's two largest economies. "For issues that might crop up amid cooperation, the two sides should properly resolve them through consultation", Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang repeated China's stance ...
  • Trump says U.S. not going to get involved in Syria

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    The post Trump says USA not going to get involved in Syria appeared first on PBS NewsHour . Since Trump took office in January, he has been confronted by European allies who have fear his administration will go easy on Russian Federation.
  • White House accuses Russian Federation of covering up Syria chemical attack

    White House accuses Russian Federation of covering up Syria chemical attack

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    Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed cooperation but voiced optimism that their talks could narrow those differences. Putin has now found himself in a trap: Abandoning Assad would amount to recognition that the Kremlin's policy was wrong, while maintaining support for the Syrian ruler could risk destroying any chance for a detente with the US and raise the threat of a military confrontation.
  • Russian Warship Approaching US Destroyers that Launched Tomahawks at Syria

    Russian Warship Approaching US Destroyers that Launched Tomahawks at Syria

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    A U.S. defense official has told FOX News that the Russian warship, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait from the Black Sea. destroyers in retaliation to the chemical-weapon attack this week that killed at least 80 people in the northwestern part of the country. The ship will operate in the region in accordance to the changing military situation.
  • Counter-terrorism to be discussed during Tillersons visit: Russian Federation

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    According to Al Arabiya , Iran has condemned the United States missile strike on Syria, saying the "unilateral action is unsafe, destructive and violates the principles of worldwide law". The U.S. on Thursday targeted a Syrian airbase controlled by the country's beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad, making a dramatic turnaround in American policy.
  • United Airlines boss says he won't resign

    United Airlines boss says he won't resign

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    This announcement comes just hours after the airline said that it would be reviewing its policies to make sure this incident wouldn't be repeated. The department announced Wednesday that two more officers have been placed on leave . The CEO of United Airlines says he felt ashamed after seeing video of a bloody passenger being dragged off a plane. His official report to legal authorities on Sunday night described David Dao , a medical doctor who was quite literally dragged from the plane, ...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Calls on National Security Council Amid Supreme Court Controversy

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    While her statements likely will have no immediate legal impact, they deliver a potentially major setback to embattled President Nicolas Maduro, who has long sought to use the courts to prevent congress from challenging his rule. The Mercosur trade bloc, which suspended Venezuela in December, called an emergency meeting Saturday in Argentina to discuss the crisis. The ruling had brought down two days of condemnation by governments across Latin America, along with the United States and the ...