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Shortly after, she offered to step down from her position as culture minister. Cho and Kim were questioned for 21 hours and 15 hours from Tuesday to early Wednesday over allegations that they masterminded the creation and management of the blacklist to deny dissident artists state support.
  • Kevin O'Leary Jumps Into Conservative Leadership Race

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    The former Dragon's Den investor must file his candidacy papers and pay a deposit by February 24 in order to be a candidate in the May 27 vote.o become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. In a statement announcing his candidacy, O'Leary pumped the need for political concentration on the economy, and a leader who can stand up against Donald Trump's presidency.
  • New Silk Road? 1st China-London freight train arrives

    New Silk Road? 1st China-London freight train arrives

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    Containers carrying goods such as household wares, fabrics and clothings travelled through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France before crossing the Channel Tunnel into the UK. The service is cheaper than air freight and faster than sending goods by sea. The train's arrival attracted a crowd of onlookers, including this woman who celebrated the new connection with both countries' flags.
  • ISIS militants routed from eastern Mosul

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    The second phase of the battle to retake Mosul - which is led by Iraqi security forces and aided by the Kurdish Peshmerga, a Shiite-led militia, and the US -led global coalition against the Islamic State - began December 29 after the initial offensive, which began October 17, was suspended.
  • Trump aides deny British report of planned meeting with Putin

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    The information was summarised in a US intelligence report which was presented to Trump and Obama this month. Putin cited the scandal over cyber attacks on the Democratic Party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that USA intelligence organisations said Russian Federation had masterminded to influence the polls .
  • Flight MH370: underwater search suspended

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    Searchers spent millions of dollars scouring tens of thousands of square miles, but so far have yielded little new information about the planes final moments. The move is consistent with the three governments' stated intentions in mid-2016, which determined that the search would be abandoned should credible leads fail to materialise.
  • Indonesia, Japan discuss maritime security, railway project

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    Abe, however, said "the issue of the South China Sea is linked directly to regional peace and stability and is a concern to the entire worldwide community". Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of the sea. Tokyo has no territorial claims there, but worries about China's growing military reach into the sea lanes.
  • Ringling Bros. animals could end up in sanctuaries

    Ringling Bros. animals could end up in sanctuaries

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    High production costs and falling ticket sales did - this amid a culture now enamored with smart phones, digital games and other flashy diversions shifting eyeballs away from real-life interplay. Time finally has caught up to the traditional circus, however. Tickets are still available for the last circus shows through May 21, Kenneth Feld said.
  • Trump says healthcare plan almost complete but reveals no details

    Trump says healthcare plan almost complete but reveals no details

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    Republicans, in the meantime, have not promised universal coverage and have not even promised that the newly insured from the ACA will continue to have insurance. House Republicans passed a budget resolution last week that could make the repeal a reality. The second step, which will include the details and scope of the repeal , is likely to come in the next one or two months.
  • PLO Welcomes Paris Summit Statement

    PLO Welcomes Paris Summit Statement

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    A two-page statement issued by the Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday was meant to send a message from the worldwide community, including Europe and the Arab states, to the incoming Trump administration of the global desire to keep hopes alive for a two-state solution to the long-running conflict in the Middle East.
  • Police detain 3 in anti-terror raids in Brussels hotspot

    Police detain 3 in anti-terror raids in Brussels hotspot

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    Nothing was found, no weapons, no explosives" - although three people have been detained. Large areas were cordoned off as the counter-terrorism squad moved into the area and a police helicopter was spotted flying overhead. Belgian-born French national Salah Abdeslam, the only known jihadist to have survived after the Paris massacres, hid in Molenbeek and was arrested there four months later, on March 18, 2016, four days before the attacks on the Belgian capital.
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

    British Prime Minister Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

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    May posed for renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, who also photographed First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton for Vogue . British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in American Vogue . Her passion for fashion has, however, sparked criticism from her parliamentary peers. She recently courted controversy for wearing a pair of brown leather pants by British designer Amanda Wakeley in images to accompany an interview in The Times , which reportedly cost close to £1,000.
  • 'The British Public Voted For Brexit And That's What We're Getting'

    'The British Public Voted For Brexit And That's What We're Getting'

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    A spokesman from May's office, often named Downing Street after its London location, on Sunday described reports carried by Britain's " Sunday Times ", " Sunday Telegraph " and "The Sun" as speculation. Being part of the customs union allows members to trade freely with each other. Senior EU leaders have previously warned Britain it could not "cherry pick" or selectively retain benefits enshrined in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty's "four freedoms" - unlimited movement of goods, capital, ...
  • Boko Haram hits UNIMAID mosque with 2 bomb blasts

    Boko Haram hits UNIMAID mosque with 2 bomb blasts

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    Witnesses said two explosions went off at the facility: one at the mosque where university lecturers had gathered for morning prayers and another near an entrance gate. It is the first major attack since Nigeria' President Muhammadu Buhari last month declared that Boko Haram was "crushed", after troops destroyed their stronghold in the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria.