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United Fresh releases statement on NAFTA renegotiation

United Fresh releases statement on NAFTA renegotiation

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, said on Thursday he was confident the administration and Congress could strengthen the trade deal and preserve partnerships with Canada and Mexico. Digital trade was in its infancy when NAFTA was negotiated, according to Lighthizer. His repeated complaints that bad trade deals destroy American jobs gained him support among working-class voters, who helped lift him to the White House. Read More

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Make your vote count

Make your vote count

A Sunday Times/YouGov survey found that 76 per cent of those who voted to stay in the European Union say they are "absolutely certain" to vote on June 8. You can register online at Gov.uk/register-to-vote which will take you through the necessary steps to register, which only takes a couple of minutes. Read More

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Cassie Sainsbury says mystery man's death threats forced her to traffic cocaine

Cassie Sainsbury says mystery man's death threats forced her to traffic cocaine

He said he would wait for her even if she was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. 'Cassandra isn't a bad person. On Sunday, Sainsbury's lawyers lost a Supreme Court bid to block Seven's interview with her fiance, Scott Broadbridge . Her uncle denied he was responsible for flying Ms Sainsbury to Colombia , where she was caught with 5.8kg of cocaine in her suitcase at El Dorado International Airport on April 11. Read More

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Farewell Triple Crown: Always Dreaming fades in Preakness

It's special. Chad gave me a lot of support. Always Dreaming weakened to eighth in the 10-horse field meaning there will be no Triple Crown victor this year. Always Dreaming is a victory away from setting up a bid for the Triple Crown . Classic Empire held on for second. Cloud Computing is just the third victor in the 142-year history of the Preakness not to run as a 2-year-old. Read More

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The Blame Game, Ransomware Edition: Who's at Fault?

The impact of WannaCry ransomware attack has been limited to five or six isolated instances so far and there are no reports of any substantial disruption to India's IT backbone, the government said today. Hackers stole the weapon, published it and then made something called "ransomware" out of it. Given how ancient XP is - it was released in 2001 - the easiest way to upgrade is to buy a new computer, but if that's not possible you should at least upgrade to Windows Vista , because it ... Read More

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5 things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

5 things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

Macron's win was also tempered by another bad sign for future elections; it's rather frightening how normalized Le Pen's party has become in only 15 years. Although many across Europe were relieved that the anti-immigrant euroskeptic National Front (FN) leader Le Pen was defeated, many in France felt deflated after they felt they had chosen "the lesser of two evils", as one French voter put it to DW. Read More

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

In addition the Gibson Research Corporation offers a free "port scanner" here that allows you to check your computer to see "the most common and troublesome Internet ports" that computers have. Hospitals, major companies and government offices were hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom. After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of 300 dollars in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to ... Read More

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Japan's Princess Is Giving Up Her Royal Title to Marry a Commoner

Japan's Princess Is Giving Up Her Royal Title to Marry a Commoner

And while this is happy news for the 25-year-old royal, a marriage with a commoner would result in the princess losing her royal title and having to leave the imperial family , as stipulated by the Imperial House Law. She studied at the University of Edinburgh in 2012, and after her graduation from ICU in 2014 participated in the University of Leicester's postgraduate program to study museology for about a year. Read More

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Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

Erdogan saw this as a refusal to cooperate against a criminal terrorist , helping to sour further the already hard relationship between his government and the Obama administration. Turkey considers the force, known as the YPG, to be a terrorist ally of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a separatist Turkish organization that both Ankara and Washington have labeled terrorist. Read More

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Labour eyeing seven Scottish seats after analysing vote in council elections

But she insisted the SNP had "won this election comfortably" with her party ending up with "more votes, more seats, more councils where we are the largest party, not just compared to every other party but compared to five years ago". All in all, there is little in these local election results to suggest that Labour is on course to reverse the losses it suffered at the hands of the SNP in its Clydeside heartland two years ago. Read More

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Top House Republican criticizes McMaster's remarks on Western Wall location

Top House Republican criticizes McMaster's remarks on Western Wall location

McMaster. President Trump's upcoming visit to Israel is coinciding with Israeli celebration of the 50th anniversary of the military capture of East Jerusalem , which they present as having "unified" their eternal capital city. Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in the Cohanim Priestly caste blessing during the Jewish holiday of Passover, in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, April 25, 2016. Read More

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Rep. MacArthur defends health care to raucous crowd

Rep. MacArthur defends health care to raucous crowd

I get that", he said. As the crowd jeered him, MacArthur then said, "I do not consider a violent act against a woman a pre-existing condition", and went on to say the bill does not allow gender discrimination by insurance companies. Among other changes in the bill are elimination of tax penalties under Obama's law and erasure of tax increases on higher-earning people and the health industry. Read More

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One week left to register to vote in the general election

One week left to register to vote in the general election

If you're not registered, you can't vote. People in South Tyneside are being urged to ensure that they are registered in order to cast their vote on election day. Residents can print a registration form at www.stroud.gov.uk/elections , complete and send in to the Elections Team at Stroud District Council. Anyone unable to vote in person can apply for a postal or proxy vote. Read More

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North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nude

State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most flawless weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the USA should not. There are doubts whether Pyongyang can miniaturise a nuclear weapon sufficiently to fit it onto a missile nose cone, and no proof it has mastered the re-entry technology needed to ensure it survives returning into Earth's atmosphere. Read More

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Mummies Discovered in Central Egypt

Mummies Discovered in Central Egypt

The discovery comes as Egypt struggles to revive its tourism sector, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil since the 2011 uprising. A number of baboon coffins were also found. "The excavation did not end yet, it's in the beginning" Anani said, adding that archaeologists expected to find many more. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon rejects 'ludicrous' claims Tory surge could stop referendum bid

FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON, has today (Monday 8 May) accused the Tories of harvesting Ukip votes to sacrifice Scotland's jobs and economic safety. After all, three years - and an independence referendum - elapsed between the 2012 local elections and the 2015 United Kingdom election. "A vote for any other party simply risks letting the SNP back in, and increases the risk of another unwanted referendum". Read More

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AdvaMed Congratulates Robert Lighthizer on Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative

AdvaMed Congratulates Robert Lighthizer on Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative

Lighthizer's experience includes deputy trade representative under President Ronald Reagan, chief of staff for the Senate Finance Committee, as well as direct private sector experience in enforcing trade rules on behalf of his clients. "Red meat exports continue to face import barriers in dozens of markets around the world". "We welcome Mr. Lighthizer's confirmation because of his grasp of global trade rules and understanding of the importance of balanced trade agreements to the USA dairy ... Read More

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Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

The chummy photos left some observers agog, particularly coming a day after the president fired FBI Director James Comey , who had been running the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials. The subpoena came on the same day that Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House for talks focusing largely on Syria. Read More

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United Kingdom 'asked to send more troops to Afghanistan'

United Kingdom 'asked to send more troops to Afghanistan'

But, after years of unending war in the country with little real movement, the larger question of whether increasing troops to Afghanistan will have much effect remains unanswered. Another source of troops could be in Army aviation. That would be left up to the Pentagon. Sgt. William Olas Bee, a US Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters open fire near Garmsir district, in Helmand province, in May 2008. Read More

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Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

White claimed that her daughter was attacked by a kangaroo and had video evidence of the happening. Cheyenne, 9, and her 3-year-old sister were in for a surprise Saturday. White said park staff did not provide support after the kangaroo bit her daughter. "I was like, Yay! We're at the safari zoo, '" Cheyenne said. "And I think children not being able to access the animal by reach or the animal to the children would help a whole lot". Read More

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Condoleezza Rice calls Vladimir Putin's interference in election 'personal'

Rice, now a professor at Stanford University , also told host Sean Hannity that Trump's decision to strike a Syrian military airfield during the summit helped reestablish American credibility on global issues. She praised H.R. McMaster, Flynn's replacement, and the rest of the national security team. He's not. So you can't be intimidated by Putin or let him play these psychological games. Read More

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82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in capital

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls arrive in capital

Femi Adesina told reporters Sunday night that Buhari promised the girls he personally would supervise their rehabilitation. But they said previous releases had given them strength. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. "After lengthy negotiations, our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities". Read More

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