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PM won’t rule out tax hikes – Gladiator battle looms in tightest election seat

LONDON, April 22, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May refused on Saturday to rule out an increase in personal taxes if she wins a June 8 election after her finance minister said fiscal pledges had limited his ability to manage the economy. May and her chancellor, Philip Hammond, were forced …

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‘Peaceful’ outcome still possible: Pence – S. Korea on alert

SYDNEY, April 22, (RTRS): Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington’s new engagement with China, US Vice-President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test. South Korea is on heightened alert ahead of another important …

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France on edge as vote looms – EU hot-button issue in French vote

PARIS, April 22, (AFP): France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The Islamic State-claimed slaying of the officer on Paris’s Champs Elysees avenue thrust questions of security …

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Leaders among 21 extremists killed

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‘Grim’ choice for abused migrants – Silence or deportation

LONDON, April 20, (RTRS): Maria wasn’t sure which was worse — questions from the British police or another bloody beating by her boyfriend. Her abusive partner knew the answer full well when he drove Maria — bathed in her own blood — to the doors of the police station and …

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How ‘Buy American’ could work

‘Policy of our government’ WASHINGTON, April 20, (AP): When President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he sent a characteristically blunt message. “The policy of our government,” Trump declared, “is to aggressively promote and use American-made goods.” For too long, he complained, American companies that have …

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Russian navy vessels dock – Inquiry over Sea ‘harassment’ claim

MANILA, April 20, (RTRS): Russian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte’s revamped foreign policy of courting the traditional foes of Manila’s top ally, Washington. The guided-missile cruiser Varyag, accompanied by the fuel …

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‘Emirates’ to cut US flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 20, (AP): Emirates remains committed to the US market despite plans to slash 20 percent of its flights in the wake of tougher security and visa measures put in place under the Trump administration, the airline’s president said Thursday. In his first interview since announcing …

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US to review Iran sanctions relief WASHINGTON, April 19, (Agencies): The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an interagency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States’ national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in …

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Big-money camels gallop to victory outside Dubai

Forget the image of lumbering beasts trudging over sand dunes in slow-moving caravans — camels in Dubai are built for speed. Camel racing is a big-money sport and fast thoroughbreds can fetch well over a million dollars. Rising temperatures across Gulf Arab countries like the United Arab Emirates signal the …

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