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The United States and South Korea agreed to revise their six-year-old trade pact with a side deal to deter competitive currency devaluation by Seoul and with concessions for US autos and pharmaceutical companies, Trump administration officials said on Tuesday.
  • Uber pulls out of SE Asia with seizure by rival Grab

    Uber pulls out of SE Asia with seizure by rival Grab

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    Uber said Monday that it sold its business in eight Southeast Asian countries to competitor Grab. Liboro added that Grab, through lawyer John Paul Nabua, assured the privacy watchdog of its continued cooperation and compliance with Philippine data privacy and protection laws.
  • Miguna 'refused' Kenyan entry

    Miguna 'refused' Kenyan entry

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    According to the lawyer, filling of the documents would also mean that Miguna is illegally in the country and likely to be a trap set by the government. The High Court has ordered the government to release lawyer Miguna Miguna from detention at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. However, the government through the department of immigration refuted the orders and had been today pushing Miguna Miguna to re-apply for his Kenyan citizenship.
  • Russian Federation denies claim on spy asking Putin to be pardoned

    Russian Federation denies claim on spy asking Putin to be pardoned

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    President Donald Trump could decide as soon as Monday whether to take the National Security Council's recommendation to expel a group of Russian diplomats from the U.S. Trump called Putin to congratulate him after he won his fourth presidential term last Sunday despite warnings from his national security advisers and also defended it saying it was a "good thing".
  • Iran: Naming John Bolton national security adviser

    Iran: Naming John Bolton national security adviser "a shame"

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    The timeline was expedited as they both felt it was important to have the new team in place, instead of constant speculation", the official said. Sources have informed EIR that McMaster has for some time opposed the cordial relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin .
  • Karnataka to vote on May 12

    Karnataka to vote on May 12

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    As the Karnataka Assembly elections draw closer, the incumbent Congress has a clear edge over the other parties in the State, said a pre-poll survey by C-Fore, which has also predicted a better outing for Opposition BJP. This means that the model code of conduct is applicable in the state now with immediate effect. The report has to be submitted in seven days by the probe panel in connection with the matter.
  • Karnataka Poll Dates: Congress tags BJP as 'Super Election Commission'

    Karnataka Poll Dates: Congress tags BJP as 'Super Election Commission'

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    In a turn of events, Yeddyurappa , who returned to BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is leading the party campaign while the party will bank on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its main poll mascot. Hitting out at the BJP, Congress dubbed the saffron party as "Super Election Commission", taking strong objection to its IT cell chief tweeting the date of the Karnataka Assembly election before the Election Commission had announced it.
  • United States and South Korea reach agreement on trade, steel tariffs

    United States and South Korea reach agreement on trade, steel tariffs

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    Seoul and Washington have reached a tentative agreement to revise their six-year-old trade deal, which focused on providing easier access to the Korean market for American vehicles. Cars account for more than 70 percent of the surplus. Korea, meanwhile, has also expanded the tariff removal for imports of U.S. trucks and expanded some flexibility for automobile safety and environment standards, according to the ministry officials.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Introduce Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Introduce Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp

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    In his announcement of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2018, McConnell pointed to Kentucky as a model for the rest of the country. The result would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity. The USDA has been blocked from prohibiting the transportation, sales or use of industrial hemp. There is already a production facility run by GenCanna on the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, Kentucky, which is a re-purposed former tobacco research facility.
  • Suspicious Packages Found At Military Installations Around DC

    Suspicious Packages Found At Military Installations Around DC

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    Michael Howard, an Army spokesman, confirmed reports that one of the suspicious packages was sent to National Defense University at Fort McNair around 8:30 a.m. They were also delivered to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a military base in Washington and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in northern Virginia.
  • Linda Brown, girl at centre of school desegregation case, dies at 76

    Linda Brown, girl at centre of school desegregation case, dies at 76

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    Linda's sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, the founding president of Mission-based The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, confirmed the death. "She would read books to children, she was all about children and education". "To separate them from others of similar age and qualifications exclusively because of their race", the court said, "generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ...
  • Teacher 'had sex with 13-year-old student in classroom'

    Teacher 'had sex with 13-year-old student in classroom'

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    A married teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with her 13-year-old student allegedly had sex with him three times in the classroom and in her auto. Goodyear Police Department are investigating whether other pupils may have been involved with the teacher - with a second student claiming to have received naked pictures.