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Trump calls Federal Bureau of Investigation raid a 'witch hunt'

Senior members of the U.S. Congress have repeatedly urged Trump not to fire the special counsel. As if on cue, The Hill reported , also on Monday, that Trump was floating the idea of firing Mueller. Trump says he did not know about the payment and that he still does not know where Cohen got the money. The FBI raid involved a dozen agents and included the hotel where Cohen has been living, according to a source that spoke to CNN .

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American companies in China have much at stake in the trade dispute

Speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in China's Hainan province , Xi vowed to open China's economy further, protect intellectual property of foreign firms and he criticized a "Cold War mentality" as obsolete, in his first public comments since the trade dispute with U.S.

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Trump Threatens China With $100 Billion In Additional Trade Penalties

The latest escalation comes after the USA on Tuesday said it would impose 25 per cent duties on $50 billion of imports from China, and China quickly retaliated by listing $50 billion United States of products that it could hit with its own 25 per cent tariffs.

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Sterling girls soccer team drops league game

We're really hitting the ball hard". Anthony Clemente scored the lone Fairfield run in the fourth inning. Duke 13, Richmond 2: The 10th-ranked Blue Devils made themselves at home at Pitt Field on Tuesday, using three home runs and 16 total hits to rout the Spiders.

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Cambridgegate: Is Facebook Being Framed?

The news of Cambridge Analytica data scandal forced Facebook to make adjustments to its platform. Mark Zuckerberg is firing back at Tim Cook . In the wake of this scandal, and seemingly never-ending discoveries, now is a good time for us to take a look at the terms and conditions and full data policy we agreed to when we created a Facebook account and installed the app, since it has become obvious that most of its features or services with the "opt-in" option were in default ...

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Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition

An Amazon spokesperson declined comment. Its financial statement shows it paid 412 million dollars in taxes in the United States in 2016. "While Amazon takes advantage of tax breaks and loopholes, it pays federal corporate tax and charges sales taxes in 46 USA jurisdictions".

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Parker Mocks Joshua's Weight, Promises To Surprise World Champion

Despite being an unbeaten world champion, Parker will arrive in Cardiff as a huge underdog with the bookmakers. Afoa said when he walked into Joshua's camp; he met the heavyweight champion who asked him where he was from. "This fight is so big, and there's so much scrutiny on the officials, they should know they won't work again if they favour the home man obviously".

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Fed raises interest rates in Powell's debut

Policy makers also maintained their inflation outlook of 1.9%, slightly below the Fed's target. The February jobs report pointed to an unusually robust labor market: Employers added 313,000 jobs, the largest monthly gain in 1 1/2 years.

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St Patrick's Day Parade makes its way through Dublin's streets

I've also found the modern-day definition of Irishness expanding, thanks in part to plays such as Lynette Linton's brilliant #HashtagLightie - which followed the drama of a London-born, black-Irish family - and a 2016 exhibition in the London Irish centre, #IAmIrish, that curated portraits of mixed-heritage Irish people.

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Trump sacks Tillerson as Secy of State

Trump's "chaos-free" White House has been thrown even further into disarray Tuesday morning with the announcement that President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . And it's also notable that the two most notorious layoffs of the Trump administration, Jim Comey and Rex Tillerson appeared when both of them were out of town.

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Syracuse on tourney: 'All we can do is hope'

North Carolina controlled the last 10 minutes of the first half and built a 39-29 at intermission. I think he can get his knee fixed pretty easily. "College basketball truly resonates in the borough of Brooklyn , and I think the relationship with the ACC in some respects validated us as a destination for college basketball", Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said.

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Merkel hopes for European Union exemption from tariffs

Europe's main steel federation said Trump's reasons for slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum are absurd and warned that the move could cost tens of thousands of jobs across the continent. And now he's committed Canada to an 11-nation trade partnership with Pacific Rim countries without USA involvement, a deal that will permit, among other things, more foreign auto imports into Canada - which has already infuriated US automakers and Canada's auto workers.

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China spends more on defence, emphasis on militarisation

Mr Li set the growth target - the amount by which the economy is expected to continue expanding - at 6.5%, slightly lower than the 6.9 per cent growth achieved in 2017. Local governments have used special bonds to help pay for highways, railroads and other construction projects in recent years, and the securities are created to be covered by returns of the projects rather than general revenues.

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Oscar Ratings Sank to an All-Time Low in 2018

He even suggested that Hollywood makes movies like " Call Me By Your Name " to "piss off Mike Pence", and he said President Donald Trump was thrilled to see black people psychologically tortured in " Get Out ". "Our friend Oscar is 90 years old tonight, which means he's probably at home right now watching Fox News", he cracked. Thirteen years! Are you screaming yet? According to Entertainment Weekly , the 2018 Oscars telecast was the least-viewed in the prestigious awards show's ...

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US Stocks Drop Ahead Of More Powell Testimony 1 March 2018

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Thursday the US economy does not appear to be overheating, though the head of the New York Fed suggested a faster pace of interest rate increases may still be in the offing for 2018. Focusing on the technical picture, the dollar bounced back to life against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with prices venturing towards the 90.40 region.

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Germany stun defending champions Canada to reach Olympic final

The strategy meant Canada would go into the final end down one and needing to steal a point with the USA hammer. In one of the most dramatic hockey games in Olympic history, Team USA topped Canada , 3-2 in a shootout to win the gold medal about 2:30 a.m.

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No storybook ending for Vonn, but Shiffrin wins silver in Alpine combined

Mikaela Shiffrin , Michelle Gisin of Switzerland and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland celebrate after the women's alpine combined at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 22, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea . Holdener was almost 1½ seconds off Gisin's pace, turning in the fastest slalom after standing 10th after the downhill . " Today was a really good day", she said.

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Investors puzzle over Walmart's e-commerce speed bump

Excluding special items that crimped profits such as restructuring charges and an impact from offering a one-time bonus to employees, earnings came to $1.33 per share in the fourth quarter ended January 31. The news, announced Tuesday, overshadowed the discounter's better-than-expected sales at its established stores and higher customer counts as online services linked to its fleet attract more shoppers.

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Billy Graham: preacher to millions, adviser to presidents

He reached millions more through TV, video, film, the internet and 34 books . By 1950 he was preaching to large crowds and with his team had set up the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association . "We've been reminded that a cruel event like this, which so vividly demonstrates the depths of human evil, also brings out the best of us", Graham said.

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Suncoast investors on edge after Dow Jones plunges 1175 points

On Monday, Wall Street suffered its worst percentage fall since August 2011 when Dow Jones dropped as much as 6.2 per cent in the trading last night. The FTSE 100 is up 71.17 points to 7,212.57 as of 1.08pm GMT. Lampe, an avid investor, says he's not too surprised with what's been happening with the stock market .