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World News Trump administration rolls out infrastructure plan - but who pays?
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The White House wants to spend $4.4 trillion next year and collect roughly a trillion dollars less than that in taxes, yielding a budget deficit of almost 5 percent. But at a White House meeting Monday on infrastructure with state and local officials, Trump said he looked forward to spending more on the US - not overseas.

World News Asma Jahangir laid to rest in Lahore
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People of all religion, cast, and creed were seen at her funeral - women and men standing together in the front row - and Pakistanis objected to that over social media. Born and raised in Lahore, Jahangir studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary before receiving her B.A from Kinnaird and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978.

World News State's first pediatric flu death reported in Essex County
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Governor John Carney is also sending an email to all state and school district employees on how to further prevent the spread of flu in DE, including by getting a flu vaccine and staying home from work if sick. "There might be a second wave of influenza B infections", she said. "More deaths are related to that strain of virus than would normally be expected", he said.

World News North Korea's athletes and cheerleaders under close watch so they don't defect
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China, which has influence over North Korea as its main economic lifeline, has also called on Washington and Pyongyang to engage in dialogue for the sake of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Ms Kim also extended a surprise invite to a summit in North Korea to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, meeting with him a total of four times during her trip.

World News Smashing Pumpkins' D'arcy Wretzky Reveals Billy Corgan Texts
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She claimed that she had been blocked from re-joining the band , going so far as to say that she'd been offered a contract by Corgan that was then retracted. "Everyone said he changed since he had a kid, and he can be very charming, and fun", Wretzky continues. Reflecting on when they started talking again in 2006, D'Arcy - who left the group after 11 years in 1999 - told Alternative Nation: "I just was so out of that world for the longest time, I wasn't aware of a lot of the insane ...

World News Philippines opposes China naming undersea features
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Panfilo Lacson also opposed what China allegedly did and said that there could be perceptions that the Asian giant could already lay claim to the territory, just like what it did in the West Philippine Sea, just because the country named some undersea features in Benham Rise.

World News Free public transport to cut city pollution
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In what has been described a radical move for Germany , several cities across the country will trial free public transportation services in an effort to reduce auto usage and related pollution. German authorities face legal action because of air quality problems in cities. Public transport is highly popular in Germany, with the number of journeys increasing regularly over the past 20 years to reach 10.3 billion in 2017.

World News North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief warns European Union over defense pact
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NATO Defence Ministers will decide in June on timelines, the locations of the new commands , and the increased staff levels that will be required. "He insisted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies show the same kind of commitment", said a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official present at the closed-door meeting of defence ministers at the alliance headquarters.

World News Joyce on notice to 'please explain' affair with staffer
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Nationals were allocated a set number of staff positions based on their numbers within the coalition, but how they were allocated was up to them. "She was well qualified for the role, was an existing and obviously capable staff member and the change was within the existing Nationals staff arrangement".

World News Dutch FM admits lying about meeting Putin in 2006
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And that's what the Dutch Foreign Minister has admitted to doing, after confessing that he lied when he claimed that he had once overheard President Vladimir Putin talking about plans to create a "greater Russian Federation". "I clearly heard Vladimir Putin's answer about what his understanding was of "Greater Russia"," Zijlstra told the audience. The " Greater Russia " scandal has finished Zijlstra's four month-term as the foreign minister of the Netherlands, as he assumed the post ...

World News Pakistani Taliban kill 4 gov paramilitary troopers in gun attack
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Meanwhile, on Jan 2, at least five people, including two FC personnel, were injured as a result of a gun and bomb attack on a check post in the Baleli area of the provincial capital, said security sources. The FC personnel were identified as Aslam, Shabir, Mohammad Saeed and Amjad. The banned Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

World News Lamoureux-Davidson sets Olympic record as US defeats OAR, 5-0
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Warroad's Gigi Marvin added her first Olympic goal in the second period as the Americans moved to 2-0 in the Pyeongchang Games and clinched a spot in the semifinals. On the following faceoff, the Russians won it back, but Jocelyne poked it free and skated in alone on a breakaway. The three-time Olympian looking for her first gold medal is just happy to give the Americans a bit of a boost.

World News Man Mistakenly Buys Tickets To 'Red Hot Chilli Pipers' Concert
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That's right, Robb and his girlfriend had bought tickets to a bagpipes cover band . After realizing she didn't know who the opening acts were, Robb's girlfriend inspected the tickets to find that they actually had tickets to see none other than the Red Hot Chili Pipers , proving typos can be hard to catch and the Chili Peppers have some serious Celtic competition.

World News Deadly Russian plane crash caused by pilots' error on heat
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The Saratov Airlines An-148 was on its way to Orsk when it crashed a few minutes after taking off from Domodedovo Airport. Emergency workers have been combing through deep snow at the crash site. The An-148, developed by Ukraine's Antonov company in the early 2000s, once was touted as an example of Russian-Ukrainian cooperation, but it fell into trouble as relations between the two countries unraveled following Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

World News Beware of romance scams this Valentine's Day
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Some good news though: Tyler explained that more legitimate dating websites are cracking down on potential scammers committing fraud. Scammers often pretend to be US military members, asking victims to wire money for "leave" or for healthcare.

World News Watch the New Trailer for 'Atlanta' Season 2
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The one-minute clip shows footage from the new episodes of the Emmy-winning dramedy, which have been dubbed " Robbin' Season ", because it will center on the rise in crime in Atlanta just before Christmas and New Year's Day. "It's a tense and desperate time", said EP/writer Stephen Glover, "we wanted it to be a metaphor for our characters". But as much as the past trailers have emphasized the series' weird Twin Peaks-inspired surrealism, the newest trailer reminds you that Atlanta is ...

World News RSS guiding the Narendra Modi govt, says Rahul Gandhi
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He said, "The way is that to take possession, the way is that there is an institution and come and capture it, it is against allowing any institution to serve the people of India and let it be controlled by the people of India". He said that the ministers get instructions from the RSS that what they have to do. "It was not Reserve Bank of India, not (finance minister) Arun Jaitley, it was no one from the finance ministry".

World News U.S. to boost aid to Jordan, despite Trump's threats
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Tillerson , who is on a visiting tour in the Middle East, said the mandatory training was announced to State Department employees last month. Jordanian foreign minister Ayman al-Safadi reiterated on Wednesday that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the "only solution we believe can work".

World News Sussex spaniel, giant schnauzer to compete for top prize at Westminster show
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Lucy a borzoi (whatever the that is), a bichon frisé named Flynn, a pug named Biggie and a super friendly looking Border collie named Slick are already winners in their categories. "We are very disappointed but the dog's well-being comes first". "Chello", a Cesky Terrier from McAllister, and "Viola", a Cirnechi dell'Etna from Stevensville, are both competing in the Olympics of dog shows.

World News Israel police recommend charging PM Netanyahu with bribery
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The police also pointed to Milchan's partial ownership of Israel's Channel 10 and his desire to strengthen his holdings in Israeli media, promoting an idea to head up merged Channel 2 franchisers Reshet and Keshet Broadcasting, plus ensuring supportive news coverage for Netanyahu in the proposed new TV network.

World News It's unbelievable and crazy - McEnroe stunned by Federer's longevity
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If I am still playing, great. Federer is always very professional and will prepare accordingly, but to have a statistic like that in your favour when on the verge of history can only be a good thing. In 2016, Novak [Djokovic] and Andy [Murray] were in their prime. Rafa was young enough to come back and be very, very strong. I can't believe it myself.

World News Another gold for Canada!
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The two-time world champion added perhaps the biggest title to a career that has seen him post a record 48 victories, including an unmatched run of 13 straight, and 70 top-three finishes in 87 World Cup competitions. 'As the night unfolded he just pulled it together'. Earlier, James Matheson and Rohan Chapman-Davies had competed in the second qualification on Monday evening for the right to join Graham in the final.