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The museum now holds the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House. Perhaps as a sign of the growing polarisation that the United States is experiencing, both portraits generated praise and admiration from the critics, who highlighted the place of the Obama in the history of the U.S., and reactions from a perplexed public, trying to decipher the message.
  • Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids On Taliban

    Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids On Taliban

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    Continued U.S. strikes disrupt Taliban support networks in Helmand province, as well as destroy their sources of revenue such as illegal narcotics. The United States has launched a new air campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan, dropping a record number of precision guided bombs on their targets over the past 24 hours, the USA military announced on Tuesday.
  • US Regulators to Back More Oversight of Digital Currencies

    US Regulators to Back More Oversight of Digital Currencies

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    The crypto markets have added almost $100 billion valuations in the last 24-hours as Bitcoin strongly surges above $8000. At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price was hovering around $8,100. Giancarlo, on the other hand, mentioned the CFTC's ability to obtain and analyze trading data for fraud and manipulation on something like the newly launched bitcoin futures.
  • Canada PM Trudeau says 'peoplekind' remark was bad humor

    Canada PM Trudeau says 'peoplekind' remark was bad humor

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    Lighthizer has said the Trump administration's goal is to boost the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States, either by encouraging new investment or by bringing back jobs that had moved to Mexico. Trudeau maintained that over the more than two decades that NAFTA has been in place, the American economy has also added 33 million net new jobs, which is nearly the entire population of Canada , some 36 million.
  • Google fined by India watchdog for 'unfair business practices'

    Google fined by India watchdog for 'unfair business practices'

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    The ruling was prompted by a complaint filed in 2012 by Indian matchmaking website, Bharat Matrimony, and Consumer Unity and Trust Society, a consumer protection group. In a release, the CCI said that Google through its search design has not only placed its commercial flight unit at a prominent position on SERP, it has also allocated disproportionate real estate thereof to such units to the disadvantage of verticals trying to gain market access.
  • South Africa opposition demand end to Zuma impasse

    South Africa opposition demand end to Zuma impasse

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    While the balance of power shifted in December when Ramaphosa won the ANC's presidency, Zuma, whose nine-year tenure has been riddled with scandal, retains considerable backing. The postponement of SONA was seen as an indication that Zuma might resign soon. Ramaphosa and his backers say the process of removing Zuma should be allowed to run its course.
  • Carter Page says he's never met Trump

    Carter Page says he's never met Trump

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    Page said he never met Sechen, and said the "19 percent stake" in the company he was reportedly offered would've added up to a ridiculous amount of money for a man in his position. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Va., Feb. 2, 2018. He told ABC News he was reminded of a letter he sent to then-FBI Director James Comey in September 2016, after news reports began raising questions about his travels ...
  • Thousands of Corsicans Demanded Greater Autonomy from France

    Thousands of Corsicans Demanded Greater Autonomy from France

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    Addressing them, Macron offered to add a special mention of Corsica into the French constitution, but gave little ground on other key demands including recognition for the local language. "Though Macron is now implementing a reform that will allow regions to adjust the general law to make it more applicable for their specific needs, Corsica would like to go even further by having a special provision added to the French constitution based on Article 74, which is dedicated to French ...
  • White House Official Rob Porter Will Resign, But Denies Abuse Allegations

    White House Official Rob Porter Will Resign, But Denies Abuse Allegations

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    I took the photos given to the media almost 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described", he said. "I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign", Porter said in a statement Sanders read from the podium.
  • Mohamed Nasheed snubs China; asks India to play function of 'liberators'

    Mohamed Nasheed snubs China; asks India to play function of 'liberators'

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    On Monday, when Supreme Court ordered for the release of the opposition leaders, Nasheed was in Colombo, Sri Lanka . That has been the old, familiar political script in the Maldives and a handful of countries in the neighbourhood. Gayoom's daughter and a minister of state in President Yameen's administration, rejected Mr. Nasheed's comment about her father, telling Reuters: "I just visited my father".
  • Lawmakers want to ban laundry detergent from looking tasty

    Lawmakers want to ban laundry detergent from looking tasty

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    They also want legislation requiring stricter packaging standards for the laundry detergent in NY, including a requirement that packets are not "easily permeated by a child's bite". NY lawmakers are getting down and dirty with the " Tide Pod challenge ". That's about the number of cases reported in all of 2016. Legislators say that this is due to their color and packaging.
  • Amtrak train collides with CSX train in SC

    Amtrak train collides with CSX train in SC

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    Amtrak says CSX Corp's people padlocked the switch that diverted the Amtrak train onto the side track, where it hit the CSX train. Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train early Sunday in SC, authorities said.
  • Does the Knicks-Hornets trade free Willy Hernangomez in fantasy?

    Does the Knicks-Hornets trade free Willy Hernangomez in fantasy?

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    However, Hernangomez had fallen out of the rotation this season despite being called a building block last summer by Knicks management. The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets . Kristaps Porzingis lost his season and his best friend on the team in a matter of hours. "He showed last season that he can contribute when given the opportunity and we believe that the added depth he provides will benefit our frontcourt rotation", Hornets general ...
  • TDP MPs keep up heat in LS, YSRC joins protest

    TDP MPs keep up heat in LS, YSRC joins protest

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    Vociferous protests by members of NDA ally Telugu Desam Party today forced brief adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings as they demanded special package for Andhra Pradesh. The House then took up the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Speech as the protests continued. "Please go to your seats". TDP members started protest and Congress members Renuka Chowdhury and T Subbarami Reddy joined them.
  • South Africa's ANC Meets To Decide Fate Of President Jacob Zuma

    South Africa's ANC Meets To Decide Fate Of President Jacob Zuma

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    Meanwhile, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has called for South Africa's controversial President Zuma to quit as he faces growing pressure to stand down. "We are not going to discuss the outcome with you because we don't know what the outcome will be, " she said. Mr Zuma, 75, was replaced as party leader by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa , 65, in December.
  • US Starting to Withdraw Forces in Iraq Following Defeat of ISIS

    US Starting to Withdraw Forces in Iraq Following Defeat of ISIS

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    According to one senior official who spoke to AP, 60 percent of the American troops now in Iraq will be withdrawn as part of the agreement, leaving around 4,000 to train the Iraqi military. The reports were confirmed by Hadithi, who said: "The battle against ISIS has ended and so the level of the American presence will be reduced". Iran, Russia, Iraq, and Syria held a meeting on Sunday under the chair of the Director of Military Intelligence of Iraq, Major General Saad Mezher al-Alaq and ...