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The bill is expected to pass the Senate without much difficulty, before facing a harder sell in the House of Representatives . The proposed top-lines for the defense budget adhere to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and the deal would increase the spending caps for defense and nondefense programs by approximately $300 billion over a two-year period.
  • Twitter admits Russian trolls posted about Brexit

    Twitter admits Russian trolls posted about Brexit

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    He released the figures during testimony to the digital, culture, media and sport committee's fake news inquiry, which went to Washington DC to take evidence from U.S. This was following the news that the tech company had found ads linked to fake accounts, likely run from Russian Federation, influencing the USA election.
  • Moon, North's Ceremonial Head of State Shake Hands at Olympic Reception

    Moon, North's Ceremonial Head of State Shake Hands at Olympic Reception

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    Friday at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. "The applications filed by Russian athletes and coaches have been dismissed", CAS secretary general Matthieu Reeb told a packed news conference. The IOC in December banned Russian Federation from the Games over doping in the country that included massive manipulation of doping samples at the Sochi Olympics and more than 1,000 athletes across several sports.
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests on Afzal Guru death anniversary

    Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests on Afzal Guru death anniversary

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    Armoured vehicles were also seen at some road junctions to thwart any possible protests one the 5th hanging anniversary of Afzal Guru . The JRL has also called for a shutdown in IHK on Feb 11 (Sunday) on Butt's death anniversary, and a march to the United Nations observers' office in Srinagar to present a memorandum to the UN secretary general demanding the returns of Guru and Butt's mortal remains.
  • Japanese school angers parents with £500 Armani uniform

    Japanese school angers parents with £500 Armani uniform

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    Parents of students at a public elementary school in Japan have been asked to buy school uniforms designed by Giorgio Armani in order to fit in with their fashionable surroundings, local media says. The school, which is situated in the luxury shopping district Ginza, tied up with the brand to create a look that reflected its prestigious location for the sake of "the school's future".
  • US Govt To Shutdown Again

    US Govt To Shutdown Again

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    And then to the president's desk for a signature. The media spotlight will shine on the House Democratic minority possibly withholding votes, the House Republican majority possibly unable to get the votes and the President likely tweeting about it all.
  • White House warns of midnight shutdown as spending bill stalls in Senate

    White House warns of midnight shutdown as spending bill stalls in Senate

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    The 400 billion USA dollar (£286 billion) budget agreement is married to a six-week temporary funding bill needed to keep the government operating and to provide time to implement the budget pact. The deal raises those caps, which were set by a 2011 law, by about $300 billion through fiscal 2019, which ends September 30, 2019. "I feel like I have to choose between love and honour here".
  • Australian lawmakers debate banning sex with staff members

    Australian lawmakers debate banning sex with staff members

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    A Federal MP has an, uh, interesting idea for politicians in the wake of the Barnaby Joyce lovechild saga , and she reckons they should just straight up be banned from rooting colleagues. The unmarried couple is now living together. A friend of the Deputy Prime Minister said the pregnancy was shrouded in secrecy because he was concerned about the well-being of his daughters.
  • Iran wants US, EU to 'make nuclear deal successful'

    Iran wants US, EU to 'make nuclear deal successful'

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    Our answer is clear: "Make the [nuclear accord] a successful experience and then we discuss other issues", he said. Araqchi rejected claims that Tehran's activities were destabilizing the region and accused the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia of fomenting tensions in the Middle East.
  • Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks

    Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks

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    The first was held between President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on June 15th, 2000 and the second was held between President Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Jong-il on October 4th, 2007. The music will be Arirang - a well-known Korean folk song that has previously replaced the national anthems of both countries when they have jointly marched at the start of Olympic Games.