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Juventus salvage draw with Torino at home; Napoli go second with win

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Juventus manager Max Allegri has ruled out signing Torino star Andrea Belotti in the summer. Roma could hand Juventus the title if it fails to match or beat the Bianconeri's result when it visits AC Milan on Sunday. "But that's football. Sometime you create lots of chances and come away with nothing, or the contrary can happen". Only Roma's Edin Dzeko matches his 25 league goals this season and Manchester United are the latest team to be linked with the Italy worldwide, who is ... Read More »

Prince Philip to step down from public duties

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The palace said the Duke would continue heading numerous charitable organizations although he "will no longer play an active role by attending engagements". The 95-year-old has attended countless British and foreign engagements, as well as being patron or president of nearly 800 organisations. Despite being at the forefront of the royal family for nearly 70 years and also patron, president or a member of more than 780 organisations, he has no clear-cut constitutional role and has admitted ... Read More »

Trump warns N. Korea missiles 'will only get better'

The US is deploying a naval strike group led by an aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula, and a missile- defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) will be operational "within days", according to officials. "I don't know", he said. But both China and Russian Federation rebuked Washington's threat of military force at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the matter. Read More »

Latta votes for overtime flexibility bill

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But opponents say it would stomp on overtime pay rights granted under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act - and won't benefit workers in reality. The U.S. "The employer has to honor that within 30 days", she said. Q: What happens at an employee's termination? Except where a collective bargaining agreement provides otherwise, an employer that has adopted a policy offering "comp time" to employees can discontinue the policy on 30 days' notice. Read More »

China Orders Its Citizens To Leave North Korea With Immediate Effect

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At that time, the KCNA said that a neighboring country that often claims itself to be a "friendly neighbor" is showing an unkind attitude toward North Korea, apparently referring to China. While such statements from Pyongyang are often directed toward South Korea, Japan, or the United States, direct criticism of its neighbor and largest trading partner China is rare. Read More »

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

USA forces have begun patrolling part of the Turkey-Syria border after Turkish airstrikes in the area killed fighters closely allied to the United States . The attacks on the YPG, a key member of a US-backed militia fighting Islamic State in Syria, have further complicated Turkey's relations with Washington. Read More »

Wisconsin's T.J. Watt picked 30th by Pittsburgh

Reuben Foster had to wait until the No. 31 selection to be picked by the San Francisco 49ers in Thursday night's NFL Draft, but the Alabama linebacker said he was nearly a member of the New Orleans Saints. Steeler fans now have two instant fan favorites from this start: Conner and 1st round pick TJ Watt . Of course, we can't forget about the reinstatement of Martavis Bryant at wide receiver and the impact that he will have in making the Steelers' offense in the red zone more dynamic. Read More »

Several injured as Aeroflot flight hits turbulence before landing in Bangkok

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Bodies of the victims lie strewn across the aisles while luggage, food and drinks litter the floor. According to Zibrova, some of the injured were unconscious and some appeared to have broken noses and possibly broken spines. Thailand is a destination preferred by many Russian tourists. The flight operator cited this as the reason passengers were not warned to return to their seats before adding that around 750 cases of clear sky turbulence occurs globally each year. Read More »

North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

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United States defence leaders and other top officials are to give a classified briefing on North Korea to all senators in an unusual meeting at the White House later Wednesday. About 200 residents and protesters rallied against THAAD in front of a local community center, some hurling plastic water bottles. After weeks of unusually blunt military threats, President Donald Trump's national security team briefed lawmakers Wednesday on North Korea's advancing nuclear capabilities that served to ... Read More »

Korea crisis is at the worst point he's seen

Sheriff's deputies and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents discovered Semaj Crosby around midnight Wednesday at the home in Joliet , the Will County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Semaj was last seen wearing a gray, long-sleeve shirt with a cat face; and blue jeans, according to the sheriff's office. "It just hurts me, because it shouldn't have happened at all", he said. Read More »

East Wing shoots down reports that first lady Melania Trump is unhappy

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Just like "the girl from the south side" who came before her, Melania Trump's rise to first lady was entirely unprecedented, and no less fascinating to witness in its own right. The source also said that the business mogul was rude to her during that time. "Even those First Ladies who evaded the spotlight-such as Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, and Pat Nixon-graciously and publicly stood by their men", A. Read More »

Netanyahu Cancels Meeting With German FM

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet with "civil society" groups on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman in Berlin who declined to identify the groups. Earlier, Netanyahu threatened that he would call off his meeting with Gabriel if the latter met with the two rights groups. Over the past few days, messages were sent from Jerusalem to the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin in an attempt to stop Gabriel's meeting with left-wing organizations. Read More »

Media Freedom has Never Been So Threatened in Democratic Countries

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Released on Wednesday, the World Press Freedom Index ranks Burma 131st out of 180 countries surveyed, one spot ahead of fellow ASEAN nation Cambodia and notably leapfrogging neighbour Thailand, which ranked 142nd this year. The report said the reductions in press freedoms are most pronounced in places where "the authoritarian strongman model has triumphed", such as Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Read More »

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke USA law

The White House later in the day sought to distance itself from Flynn, who was forced to resign in February over phone conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Obama, Flynn received $45,000 from the Russia-controlled news outlet RT to appear at an event in December 2015. Read More »

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

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Fitzgerald says legislators will continue to press the Canadians until they get a good explanation for the policy shift. "This is devastating to the farmers, and it's been really heartbreaking for us", said Daniel Smith who oversees the Wisconsin Farm Center at the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Read More »

UNSG urges aid accesses to Yemen ports for averting starvation

The European Commission announced at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen , the European Commission said in a press release. Cappelaere said UNICEF and other aid groups have called on all parties to keep the port and other entry points, such as the Sanaa airport, open on a daily basis to bring in much-needed supplies. Read More »

Turkish Opposition to Seek Referendum Annulment Even After Appeal Rejection

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Prime Minister and AKP leader Binali Yildirim said Erdogan can rejoin the party he founded in 2001 once official results of the plebiscite, granting him sweeping powers, are announced. And the choices of the people will have been insulted if you say such things. "And if he needs to work with countries like Turkey and others to do that, I think that's his priority and that's what his focus is", deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Wisconsin. Read More »

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Jim Mattis said on Friday that Syria had dispersed its warplanes in recent days and that it retained chemical weapons, an issue he said would have to be taken up diplomatically. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said 17 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, along with five organizations that may have used chemical weapons, have been placed on a list that freezes their assets in Canada and prohibits dealing with them. Read More »

Welsh electoral 'earthquake' of Tory gains suggested by poll

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More than 1,000 pollsters were interviewed and yet only 30 per cent indicated their intention to vote Labour , a decrease of three per cent since the start of 2017. "For the Conservatives potentially to be in a position not merely to finish ahead of Labour but even to win over half the seats in Wales indicates that we are on the brink of something truly seismic". Read More »

Julian Assange says Turkey tried to cover up Armenian Genocide

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More than 200,000 people of Armenian descent live in Los Angeles County, according to US census data. "That's the one government that I identify with as being mine, and I would like them to call a spade a spade and I would like them to refer to the historical events as what they were", he said. Read More »

Erdogan says referendum turnout among Turks abroad jumps

The AK Party has been carrying out a massive campaign to convince Turks to vote for the constitutional changes. If approved, the new system will see the scrapping of the post of prime minister, the creation of vice presidents and the empowering of the president to appoint ministers. Read More »

Corbyn blows hole in Labour policy with Trident snub

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Pressed on whether a commitment to renew Trident would be in Labour's election manifesto, he replied: "We are having that discussion within the Labour Party and we will publish our manifesto in May". Mr Corbyn underlined the importance of getting round the table to bring about a political solution instead of starting "more air strikes which may kill many innocent people, as has happened". Read More »

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump said he doesn't believe Iran has lived "up to the spirit" of the 2015 nuclear deal. However, calling Iran "a leading state sponsor of terror", Tillerson informed the Congress that the Trump administration had directed a full review of the 2015 nuclear deal to evaluate whether continued sanctions relief was in the US national security interests. Read More »