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What Do NATO Members Pay? Germany Won't Give Billions Required, Official Says

Tillerson said it was "no longer sustainable" for the United States to pay for a "disproportionate share" of NATO's budget. Alliance members pledged in 2014, and then again a year ago, to step up efforts to meet the spending goal by 2024. [Full Article...]

Venezuela leader says open to talk with opposition on crisis

The statement gave a major boost to the opposition, some of whom spent the day sparring with riot police and gearing up for what they hope will be nationwide protests on Saturday. "We all have to get out — for the dignity of our country, the dignity of our children and the dignity of Venezuela", Borges said in urging Venezuelans to join in protests Saturday. [Full Article...]

China Hopes For Positive Outcome of Trump-Xi Meeting - Vice FM

Xi was invited by Trump to take part in meetings at his Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, on April 6 and April 7, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday. Territorial disputes in the South China Sea and China's continued building of man-made islands are also likely to be raised. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean... [Full Article...]

Election candidate says Martin McGuinness 'transformed Irish politics for the better'

Northern Ireland's former deputy First Minister and one-time IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66 , his Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said on Tuesday. "The man I knew was a great guy". As I said at the time: "This is not the battling underdog lashing out at the unionist oppressor that I would have encountered in 1971 or even 1981; and maybe it is a sign that the tide in Northern I... [Full Article...]

Laptop explosives may not be detected by airport security

Laptop explosives may not be detected by airport security Federal Bureau of Investigation experts tested variants of the laptop bombs using different battery and explosive configurations to assess the bombs' difficulty level of passing airport screeners. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts have tested variants of the laptop bombs using different battery and explosive configurations to assess how hard it would be for airport screeners to detect them. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe

Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe Manafort for volunteering and encourage others with knowledge of these issues to voluntarily interview with the committee", Nunes said. "If he wants to do it in the closed setting, that's also fine with me". Earlier this week Nunes drew skepticism when he revealed to the press and the White House that he had new information from secret sources suggesting the Obama administration had collected surv... [Full Article...]

Financial disclosures reveal just how wealthy Trump's top advisers are

On late Friday, the White House publicly released financial disclosures and ethics filings for more than 100 of its top administration officials. According to the Associated Press , Ms Trump and Mr Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law but also his senior adviser, are reported to have at least $240m (£190m) in assets. [Full Article...]

London attack: Police say terrorist Khalid Masood acted alone

A factor in this early assessment, the official said, is that ISIS has not posted a video showing a pledge of allegiance from the attacker. There are concerns accomplices could have followed him in and killed more people. But the timing and sequence of the radicalisation of Masood, born Adrian Elms, will, the law agencies believe, provide important pointers towards what unfolded. [Full Article...]

Flynn immunity offer hangs over Russia investigators

A Snopes investigation has already debunked Spicer's talking point, noting that Trump supporters appear to be conflating a Farkas appearance on MSNBC with a New York Times report quoting current officials. Cohen-Watnick was a protege of Flynn, having worked for him at the Pentagon's intelligence shop. The information has also derailed the House investigation into Russian interference in the ... [Full Article...]

Why You Should Take a Moment to Meet Sesame Street's Newest Character

With Julia's introduction we wanted to promote a better understanding and reduce the stigma often found around these children. Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Big Bird is anxious that Julia doesn't like him at first. Autism, which is typically diagnosed within the first two years of a child's life, affects roughly one in 68 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ... [Full Article...]

Winter storm could bring 18 inches to high country

Winter storm could bring 18 inches to high country Meteorologists with Gazette news partner KKTV said it's likely that "the main center of the storm is situated a bit too far to the southwest to give the Pikes Peak Region huge snow totals". "We can get any kind of weather". Areas well north will deal with a slick commute as a result of the sleet or snow. The highest risk of ice accumulation is in the Worcester Hills, the east slopes of the Berks... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-nam's remains arrive in North Korea

Keeping it real. Schoolchildren stand beside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a We Are the Happiest in the World performance. Pilot Hasrizan Kamis said the crew dressed in civilian clothes as a "precautionary step" for the mission. " We were not sure what to expect as we entered North Korean air space ", he said after landing. Commenting further, Najib said the committee that was set up had ... [Full Article...]

What the internet privacy rule changes mean for you

The former chairman of the FCC noted in an op-ed column in The New York Times Wednesday that , for decades, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, federal rules have protected the privacy of information in a telephone call. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon to block bill if Holyrood is snubbed

Scottish voters rejected independence in a 2014 referendum that Sturgeon's Scottish National Party called a once-in-a-generation vote . Scottish lawmakers voted 69 to 59 to give the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon , the authority to negotiate with the Westminster government on holding another vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. [Full Article...]

'Trump aides were in touch with Russians to hurt Clinton'

'Trump aides were in touch with Russians to hurt Clinton' Comey was testifying along with National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, who also disputed allegations that surfaced past year that British intelligence services were involved in the wiretapping. Trump's presidential Twitter account continued to fire away throughout the widely watched hearing, live-tweeting comments and assertions that lawmakers then referred to and used to question Comey... [Full Article...]

IS propaganda team killed in Iraq air strike: coalition

IS propaganda team killed in Iraq air strike: coalition Stephen Townsend, the commander of USA and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon said the air campaign exercises unprecedented caution to avoid civilian casualties, though avoiding deaths of citizens in a crowded city is hard. [Full Article...]

Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

A huge number of blue European Union flags were waved by the protesters during this march. Italian paramilitary police patrol in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in Rome's Piazza Venezia Square, on Friday, March 24, 2017 a day ahead of a European Union summit commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome . [Full Article...]

Protesters enter Paraguay parliament after vote on presidential terms

Protesters who marched in front of the Congress building in capital city of Asuncion were met by water hoses and rubber bullets fired by police. "I call on political leaders to avoid inciting violence and seek dialogue", the commission's regional representative for South America, Amerigo Incalcaterra, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman releases statemen on Trump University settlement

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman releases statemen on Trump University settlement The Friday ruling settles lawsuits in both California and New York, including the civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The judge strongly rejected a request by a Florida woman who argued that she should have been given more opportunity to opt out of the settlement. " The amount offered in settlement provides significant and immediate recovery ", Curiel wrote. [Full Article...]

USA intensifies probe into Russian election interference

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of the GOP's 2016 presidential contenders, revealed today that twice his former campaign aides had been targeted by Russian hackers - with one instance happening just yesterday. Lawmakers have launched several ongoing investigations probing Russia's role in the USA election and any possible coordination with or connection to the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

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