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World News 5 things to know about Trump's $4.4trn budget
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As evidence that he was a different kind of Republican, he promised not to cut Medicare , Medicaid and other programs that benefit poor and middle-class families. "After so stupidly spending 7 trillion (dollars) in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!" But at a White House meeting Monday on infrastructure with state and local officials, Trump said he looked forward to spending more on the USA - not overseas.

World News President's proposed budget cuts could deal heavy blows to Iowa food banks
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While its unclear exactly how states would choose to distribute the items, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney called the new boxes a "Blue Apron-type program", referring to the popular meal-kit company. "This cost-effective approach will generate significant savings to taxpayers with no loss in food benefits to participants", the proposal said.

World News South Korea To Help Reunite More Families Divided By Korean War
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He said that when he met South Korea's defense minister in January, it was made clear "there is no wedge that can be driven between us by North Korea ". South Korea's presidential Blue House also had no immediate comment. Moon replied that it was not appropriate for Abe to have raised the issue, which he described as an internal affair.

World News Watch wonderful North Korean cheerleaders at work
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North Korea is under a heavy United Nations sanctions regime which was originally targeted at stopping the proliferation of arms and nuclear and missile technologies, but has become more all-encompassing after its accelerated missile testing.

World News Trump accuses Dems of playing politics with memo
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The Democratic memo is a response to a Republican memo alleging abuse of those surveillance powers. The FBI expressed "grave concerns about material omissions of fact" in the Republic memo. "Intelligence Committee Republicans encourage the minority to accept the DOJ's recommendations and make the appropriate technical changes and redactions so that no sources and methods are disclosed and their memo can be declassified as soon as possible".

World News Duterte 'epitome of misogyny, fascism rolled into one'
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In 2016, while running for President, Duterte made a joke about the rape and murder of an Australian woman in the country in 1989. Last summer, his rape joke about Miss Universe was widely condemned . "Come on. Just laugh", said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a video posted to social media. "I mean, that's amusing". " According to the official transcript the event, the crowd did, in fact, laugh".

World News PM Modi visits Sultan Qaboos Mosque, leaves for New Delhi
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Modi was received by Director of the Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. Al-Quds said that Israeli forces Saturday arrested a 15-year-old minor outside the Ibrahimi Mosque compound in the Old City neighborhood in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, for allegedly having a knife on his possession.

World News Trump says Democratic intelligence memo is 'very political' and needs redaction
Author: 0 Trump says Democratic intelligence memo is 'very political' and needs redaction

The president as you well know and as the nation has learned declined to release the memo that you and the staff of the House Intelligence Committee on the Democratic side drafted. "The president doesn't want the public to see the underlying facts". The longer he drags out his fight to block the Democratic memo, the more people will question why he is trying so hard to hide it.

World News South Africa's ruling ANC to finalize talks on Zuma's future
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Ramaphosa, who invoked the memory of Mandela several times during his speech, said: "At this moment in our history, we are reminded of Madiba's extraordinary wisdom and insight, of the leadership qualities that prepared him to guide our country along the path to democracy".

World News Pence raises prospect of United States talks with North Korea
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Though South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympic Games for the first time , the nation has some experience in the world of global athletics, having hosted the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul . Pence is attending the ceremonies with Fred Warmbier, whose son, Otto, who died of extensive brain damage upon his return to the United States from a North Korean jail.

World News Flu season in 'second wave'
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That ties with the highest level seen in the USA during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The highest hospitalization rate is among people 65 years and older (263.6 per 100,000), followed by adults aged 50-64 years (63.1 per 100,000), and younger children aged 0-4 years (40.0 per 100,000).

World News Another Trump aide quits over abuse claims
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Porter has denied the allegations . "You have all of these seeds that have been germinating for a long time ... and have sprouted to the surface so they're in full bloom now, " she said of the Women's March, #MeToo campaign, and the downfall of some high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct .

World News Women Dead, Detroit Cop Shot in Barricaded-Gunman Situation
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WDIV reports that police were called to Lamont Street around 10:20 p.m. following a report about shots being fired. When police arrived they discovered three people had been shot. It is believed that the suspect suffers from mental illness, Williams said at a press conference held at the scene of the crime early Monday morning.

World News Tragedy strikes again for Grand Canyon tour company
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A pilot and six passengers were on board, Bradley said. Four survivors were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital on Sunday. The pilot, 42-year-old Scott Booth and passengers, 29-year-old Ellie Milward, 32-year-old Jonathan Udall and 39-year-old Jennifer Barham were all flown to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where they're listed in critical condition.

World News Taliban deputy leader Mehsud killed in United States drone strike
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a USA drone strike has hit a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, killing seven militants from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. Pakistan denies sheltering militants. He is believed to be the mastermind of a 2011 attack on a naval base in Karaxhi, as well as a 2012 jailbreak in Bannu.

World News No development in Tripura under CPM 'misrule': Amit Shah
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For two days he was untraceable. In a state where the government is among the highest job generating agency, the lure of higher pay scales serves as a big pull for the state's employed as well as the job aspirants. He also accused him of helping the ruling government headed by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to come back to power. The BJP President complained that a section of local administration officials are working at the behest of CPI (M) and appealed them to work impartially and adhere ...

World News Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila
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The Philippines ordered on January 19 the suspension of workers to Kuwait as the government investigates the case of seven Filipinos working in the Gulf state. "That's the reason why I called for investigation of these welfare officers and even the labor attaché at that time", he said in a press briefing in Manila today.

World News Ankara: 1369 militants killed in Olive Branch operation in Afrin
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The U.S. partner force on the ground, the YPG, is the Syrian extension of the PKK, a group the U.S. designates as a terrorist group. Erdogan has promised to sweep the militia from Turkey's southern border, a move that could put Turkish troops in confrontation with US forces on the ground in Syria.

World News Iraq Seeks $88.2 Billion For Reconstruction After Years Of War Against ISIS
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Participants attend a presentation during the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq on February 12, 2018, in Kuwait City . The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) country manager for Iraq, Ziad Badr, was speaking in Kuwait ahead of an international conference this week for donors and investors to rebuild and revive Iraq's economy as the country emerges from a devastating three-war against the Islamic State.

World News Rahul Gandhi slams Mohan Bhagwat's comments on the Army
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The BJP, which rules at the Centre and is reportedly guided by the RSS ideology, hasn't yet reacted to the statement of the RSS chief. Building a parallel army is a serious offence, he added. "Hindu terror", the CPI-M leader said. "Both are to be trained by the Indian Army only", RSS said in a statement . In emergency situation (not Congress emergency), every Indian must volunteer to stand with Defence Forces.

World News Is the sun now 'setting' on Barnaby Joyce's political career?
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The bullet was sent in an envelope which was opened by a staff member in the Tamworth electorate office in early November a year ago, NSW police have previously said. When asked about Ms Plibersek's comments, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, "people in glass houses". 'Government has no business interfering in people's personal lives, we wouldn't want to, ' she said.

World News Here's what's in the Trump administration's $200 billion infrastructure plan
Author: 0 Here's what's in the Trump administration's $200 billion infrastructure plan

Trump said on Twitter that it would be "a big week for Infrastructure ". Only $200 billion of that, however, would come from direct federal spending, according to White House aides. In a scathing conclusion, the ASCE said, "Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future".

World News Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

The meeting comes one day after Moon and the North Korean officials attended the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang located some 180 kilometers east of Seoul . "It is absolutely necessary for the North and the United States to engage in talks at an early date", he cited Moon as saying. North Korea's most powerful woman was sitting behind the VP as she sat with the South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

World News Cyril Ramaphosa Addresses ANC 'Disunity and Discord' During Mandela Anniversary Celebrations
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The Democratic Alliance, the biggest opposition party, referred to unconfirmed media reports that Zuma demanded a state security detail for himself and his family as well as payment by the state of his legal fees. Zuma denies wrongdoing, but he has been discredited by a host of scandals, including upgrades to his private home that were paid by the state, alleged looting of state enterprises by his associates and the possible reinstatement of corruption charges tied to an arms deal two decades ...