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Lee Ju-yeol speaks at a press conference in Seoul, Thursday. In its quarterly revision of economic forecasts, the BOK raised its GDP growth forecast for this year to 2.6 percent from 2.5 percent previously announced. Federal Reserve. The revised outlook would have been much higher, the BOK said later, had it not been for China taking retaliatory measures against the deployment of a US anti-missile radar system in South Korea, which would slice 0.2 percentage points from GDP growth.
  • Sean Hannity: Connecting the dots in Obama spy scandal

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    National-security experts have said that Rice's reported requests to identify who was speaking with the foreign officials before Trump was inaugurated were neither unusual nor against the law . Republicans and Democrats have agreed on the witnesses to be called, Ryan said. Trump was unclear what crime specifically he is accusing Rice of committing.
  • Trump offers trade deal for N. Korea help

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    Upping the stakes in its slow-burning confrontation with North Korea , the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier to the region this week in a show of force that also could expose American weakness. The North has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them previous year, and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.
  • Senate tears up vote rules to confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

    Senate tears up vote rules to confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

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    Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first major court nominee, will fill the seat that has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of 2016. "He's an exceptional choice", McConnell said. Some Republicans even credit the Supreme Court vacancy as one reason Trump won the November election.
  • Kansas gives GOP 'warning sign' over Georgia special election

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    Races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey next fall could also provide a window into Trump's popularity. "Certainly, your telephone call helped", Estes told Trump. "Republicans nationally should be very anxious", Bob Beatty, a Washburn University political scientist, told the AP. Reason number one that Republicans are anxious in an era of Trump driven negativity, Ossoff sounds positive, "Fundamentally, my campaign is a positive one about a vision for our local economic development, and ...
  • Assad regime used chemical weapons, U.S. tells Moscow

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    Russia's veto of a United Nations resolution condemning a deadly chemical attack in Syria and pushing Bashar Assad's regime to co-operate with an worldwide inquiry put the country on the "wrong side" of the argument, the Foreign Secretary said .
  • United Kingdom security ties to European Union no 'bargaining chip', Johnson says

    United Kingdom security ties to European Union no 'bargaining chip', Johnson says

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    The next stage of the Brexit process will see plans set out to repatriate more than 40 years of powers back to Westminster, with the publication of the details of the Great Repeal Bill . "This approach maximises legal certainty at the point of departure, but our intention is not to fossilise the past decisions of the ECJ", he said. Although EU case law will still be considered for EU rules converted into domestic law, Davis said, the European Court of Justice will no longer have supremacy ...
  • UK's PM May On Official Visit To Saudi Arabia

    UK's PM May On Official Visit To Saudi Arabia

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    Asked about a dearth of women's rights in Saudi Arabia, she said she's raised the issue in the past. British goods and services exported to Saudi Arabia totalled £6.6bn ($8.25bn) in 2015. In a veiled attack on those critical of UK-Saudi relations, May said that " rather than just standing on the sidelines and sniping " it is " important to engage, to talk to people, to talk about our interests , " including " difficult issues ".
  • Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

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    In those instances, the body is transferred to a mortuary on the eastern side of Mosul, which is under the control of Iraqi security forces. "One of the things it's very important to understand is that millions of people have been able to return to their homes because of the rollback of ISIS territorial gains", he said.
  • Krispy Kreme owner buys Panera Bread for $7.5 billion

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    The company says it will be acquired by JAB for $315 per share in cash. Shaich co-founded Au Bon Pain in 1981, which then purchased the St. Louis Bread Company in 1993. "With restaurant operators facing a highly competitive market for traffic and new unit growth, plus the rising tide of labour, we believe that consolidation may remain a theme as larger companies search for revenue growth and operational leverage", Collier said in a research note.
  • Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

    Stockholm attack suspect sympathetic to Islamic State, police say

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    Head of the National Police, Dan Eliasson, said that the suspect had been known to the police. Police had been looking for him since the Nordic country's Migration Agency in December gave him four weeks to leave the country. CNN's Lauren Said-Moorhouse and journalist Per Nyberg reported from Stockholm , while CNN's Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London. Another five people were being held for questioning after raids during the weekend and police said that they had conducted about 500 ...