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Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall

Added: 22.03.2017 22:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive.

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Canada unveils wait-and-see budget amid US policy uncertainty

Added: 22.03.2017 21:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

Canada's Liberal government unveiled a stay-the-course budget on Wednesday that targeted export growth and some measure of tax reform but did little to whittle away at deficits even as it backed off from an explicit pledge to improve the debt outlook.


[UPDATE]: Fourth Person Reported Dead In London Terror Attack

Added: 22.03.2017 21:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

A fourth person has been reported dead in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament in London, the BBC reports. An armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker are among the dead, according to the report. The attacker has not been identified. Two of those who died were among more than 20 pedestrians hit by a car on Westminster Bridge before it crashed. The man stabbed the officer outside Parliament before being shot dead. Prime Minister Theresa May said it was a "sick and depraved" attack on the heart of the capital and that attempts to defeat British values were "doomed to failure". Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the government's Cobra emergencies...

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FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before election

Added: 22.03.2017 21:31 | 2 views | 0 comments

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, confirmed by FBI director James Comey in congressional testimony Monday, began as early as late July — just weeks after a former British spy briefed bureau agents about evidence he had collected about such ties, sources tell Yahoo News. Christopher Steele, a former British MI-6 intelligence officer who specialized in Russian operations, had been hired as an investigator by an opposition research firm (initially retained by Trump’s Republican primary opponents and later by supporters of Hillary Clinton). According to one of the sources, it was Steele who first alerted FBI agents on July 5 to evidence he had compiled that advisers to the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials were in contact about the 2016 election.

Peru struggles with devastating El Niño flooding

Added: 22.03.2017 21:31 | 1 views | 0 comments

Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru’s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niño climate pattern.

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received millions to promote Putin

Added: 22.03.2017 21:19 | 4 views | 0 comments

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned in August, amid swirling rumors of his connections to foreign governments, including Russia. A new Associated Press investigation uncovered ties between Mr. Manafort and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska dating back to 2005. In a confidential strategy plan, Manafort told Mr. Deripaska that he could influence politics, business, and media across the United States, Europe, and former Soviet states for the benefit of Russia.

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Pakistan to meet Facebook over 'blasphemy' posts

Added: 22.03.2017 21:13 | 2 views | 0 comments

Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan, but critics say it is being used to muzzle government critics.


Syrian rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days

Added: 22.03.2017 21:11 | 3 views | 0 comments

Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their situation remains very difficult near Damascus and across the country as a whole. Separately, an alliance of rebel groups said on Tuesday it had launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria.

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Argentine teachers stage mass protest

Added: 22.03.2017 21:07 | 2 views | 0 comments

Tens of thousands of Argentine public school teachers protested on Wednesday for higher salaries, the latest salvo in an increasingly nasty dispute with President Mauricio Macri's government.


US poised to curb electronic devices on Middle East flights

Added: 22.03.2017 21:06 | 3 views | 0 comments

The United States is poised to ban large electronic devices such as laptops or cameras on board flights from up to a dozen Middle East nations, according to two airlines from the region and media reports. A tweet from Saudi Airlines and one -- subsequently deleted -- by Royal Jordanian airlines informed their customers of an imminent cabin ban on electronic devices larger than a cellphone. Royal Jordanian said all such devices -- including laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games -- would need to be checked in under new US government rules coming into force March 21.

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