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New York Giants: Multiple Teams Interested In Victor Cruz

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Since being released by the New York Giants, we haven't heard a lot regarding Victor Cruz. Cruz will also meet with the wide receiver-needy Bears that day, Jones reported. At least there is some renewed interest for Cruz, who was cut by the Giants in mid-February. The Record's Art Stapleton reports there is "mutual interest" between the Ravens and free agent Victor Cruz . Read More »

Strictly Come Dancing confirms Len Goodman's replacement

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He was tipped to be promoted from professional dancer to head judge, and sources say he is now considering whether to step down from the show altogether. The couple had one son, Mark Ballas , who is now a professional dancer on the American version of Strictly , Dancing with the Stars . Derek, 12 at the time, stayed for 10 years, and Julianne, 10, returned to America after five years. Read More »

Sanjay Mitra to be next Defence Secretary

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Mitra, who was asked to join the defence ministry with immediate effect as an officer on special duty, could attend a high-profile meeting with the industry on Thursday where the government is to unveil its plans for private sector strategic partnerships. Read More »

President Trump Fires F.B.I. Director James Comey

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Mr. Trump said they had a "very, very good meeting", and that the US and Russia are making progress toward a cease fire in Syria, where the Russian military is backing the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad the brutal six-year-long civil war. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

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The party won 431 seats, 155 more than their nearest rivals, the Conservatives. Equally, the official tally of the parties' share of the first preference vote across Scotland as a whole, which was published today by Elections Scotland , confirms that the SNP was well ahead of the rest of the pack. Read More »

NK appears to be closely watching Moon's new govt.: Seoul

Abe also said he'd like to host a trilateral summit in Tokyo with his Chinese and South Korean peers as soon as possible, and hold a bilateral meeting with Moon as well. THAAD went operational last week, despite angry protests from China, which said that THAAD's powerful radar undermined its own security. Although it is still very early into Moon's presidency, and there are still many factors that could affect all outcomes, the doors to re-connect with Pyongyang have been open. Read More »

Dem lawmaker urges Justice Dept. watchdog to probe Comey firing

Aides scrambled to rush out a statement on Comey's firing. Clinton has blamed Comey's late-in-the-game announcement, amongst other issues, for her surprise defeat last November. The Senate minority leader also asked whether it's true that he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with President Trump with the White House on Monday, a day before Comey was sacked. Read More »

Donald Trump Just Roasted Rosie O'Donnell On Twitter

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland called the commission a distraction. "We know the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been looking into to whether the Trump campaign colluded the Russians", Schumer said. Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation with ties to the White House. "We had a very nice dinner". Read More »

I was going to fire that 'showboat' no matter what

In announcing Comey's dismissal on Tuesday, the White House said it was based on a damning assessment of his handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton's emails - but Trump told the NBC network that he was always going to dismiss him. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Comey had suffered a steady erosion of support that began in the Oval Office and spread across government. Read More »

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in raid

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Abdul Rahman Mangal, a spokesman for the provincial governor said "local Taliban commanders" were among those killed in the attack that targeted the militants in the provincial capital, Maidan Shahr.Mangal did not provide further details. Read More »

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy

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As reported, Ahok, who is is ethnic Chinese and the first Christian in almost 50 years to govern Indonesia's capital, was found guilty of violating Indonesia's blasphemy laws during a speech to fishermen in September. Ahok told the court he would appeal the ruling. But Ahok supporter Adrian Sianturi said the trial was a victory for intolerance and corruption. Read More »

Younis Khan set to coach Afghan team, says ACB chief

Two of the most senior players in Pakistan Test XI, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, are now playing their last Test match in Roseau against West Indies . Hope has proven that he can translate his undoubted talent into performance in the longest format and the West Indies will want him to stand up and lead the young middle order. Read More »

White House Takes Flak for Letting Russian State Media Into Oval Office

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The White House has denied that Comey's firing Tuesday had anything to do with the FBI's continuing investigation into Russia's interference in the US election, including the possible role of Trump campaign aides and associates. "My decision", Trump said. "What we have here is a president determining he wanted to derail [the Russia] investigation, and he went to the AG and the deputy AG to say, 'Help me do this, help me derail this investigation, give me a cover story I can sell to the ... Read More »

Nepal to be part of China's OBOR

But it's not just North Korea who will be attending, the Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will also attend, the Cambodian foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. China's new Silk Road initiative is ramping up as President Donald Trump focuses on domestic issues, downplaying foreign affairs. The "Belt and Road Forum" opening Sunday is the latest in a series of high-profile appearances aimed at projecting Xi's influence on the global stage ahead of a key congress of the ... Read More »

Sanctuary cities bill puts Texas county in tight spot

Police chiefs and sheriffs could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor - which carries possible jail time - if they fail to honor a jail detainer request from federal immigration agents. He called it "hateful and discriminatory" and said such acts are contributing to a rise in white nationalist propaganda on college campuses. "This will lead to distrust of police, less cooperation from members of the community and will foster the belief that they can not seek assistance from police for fear ... Read More »

Talks under way to secure release of more kidnapped schoolgirls

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She added that they are not allowed to travel as a group because of security concerns and that one of the Chibok young women was now visiting her parents on a two-week break. The first group of 21 Chibok girls was freed in October. Are these girls going home to their families? "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters", Kyari said to the girls, who sat quietly in chairs. Read More »

Chibok Girls: FG ready to negotiate for release of captives

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According to NAN, Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice-President, expressed her happiness for the safe return of the girls while Mrs Alhassan, the Women's Affairs minister, said that the girls would be reintegrated back to the society after they had undergone psycho-therapy. Read More »

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat

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At a press conference in the Russian embassy, Lavrov praised Trump and Tillerson, repeatedly calling them "businesslike" and comparing them favourably to the Obama administration and what he called its "dirty tricks". Despite differences over Syria, it is one area where Russian Federation and Washington are trying to find common ground to jointly battle Islamic State militants and end the six-year war there. Read More »

Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud, sources say

The commission is tasked with looking at allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration. According to a person familiar with the commission, other participants will include Democrats and Republicans involved in election administration at the state level. Read More »

France's Handover Starts as Macron Stays Mum on Future Premier

But while those opposed to the message and history of Le Pen and her National Front party are mostly celebrating, the results of France's election are still troubling. The incumbent President Hollande was so unpopular; he couldn't even run for a second term. Macron's victory in the French elections can also be interpreted as a defeat for nationalism and a victory for globalization. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation won't confirm Trump-Comey talks

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe won't confirm President Donald Trump's account that fired director James Comey told him he wasn't under investigation. But the Washington Post said Mr Rosenstein was deeply upset about taking the blame for the president's decision and threatened to quit. He was the former U.S. Read More »

BC Greens gain seats in 2017 provincial election

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But the bitter election provides important lessons about a province hankering for new leadership amid rising costs of living, cuts to education and distrust over the Liberals' embrace of unlimited political donations, said Hamish Telford, a political-science professor at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Read More »

China invites NK to economic forum

They, however, said the door was "still open for India". Dong, who will also attend the Belt and Road forum in Beijing , said the Australian government and business sector should do more to explore ways of engaging in the Belt and Road Initiative in terms of policy coordination, financial integration, infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade and people-to-people bond. Read More »

3 killed, 17 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

Chaman is one of only two main border crossings from Afghanistan to Pakistan. It is pertinent here to mention that at least ten people including three children and two women were killed by Afghan forces' unprovoked firing near a major border crossing where Pakistani census officials were carrying out a count. Read More »