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Doubts rise over TTIP as France threatens to block EU-US deal

French president rejects trade pact in current form as lead negotiator blames Washington for impasse a day after leak revealed irreconcilable differences Doubts about the controversial EU-US trade pact are mounting after the French president threatened to block the deal. Franois Hollande said on Tuesday he would reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at […]

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Ted Cruz suspends campaign, clearing path for Trump to get nomination

Texas senator quits the race after losing to Donald Trump in Indiana, while Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz suspended his campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indianas primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee for president. The Texas senator, who rose to fame with his […]

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US Navy Seal killed by Isis in Iraq named as Charlie Keating IV

Keating was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a US-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 Islamic State militants killed a US Navy Seal in northern Iraq on Tuesday, after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said. The elite […]

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America’s Trump nightmare has arrived | Lucia Graves

Its been an unbelievable day and evening and year, Trump said at the beginning of his acceptance speech. Unbelievable is one word for it Donald Trump could actually be the next president. Just let that sink in. This is a man who actively demeans women, has encouraged violence at his campaign rallies, would ban all […]

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‘A silent catastrophe’: Chilean fishermen protest failure to mitigate toxic ‘red tide’

Thousands of fishermen are protesting the governments failure to mitigate effects of a poisonous red tide agal bloom scientists call largest in history Thousands of Chilean fishermen have blocked roads with barricades in the region of Los Lagos, saying government efforts to mitigate the economic effects of a harmful algal bloom have been insufficient. For […]

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Teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools makes her choice

(CNN)A Long Island teen who received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools has decided where she’ll attend college in the fall. Drum roll, please. “I stand before you exuberant, but also humbled by my recent accomplishments,” Uwamanzu-Nna said. Uwamanzu-Nna is the second Elmont Memorial High School student in two years to gain acceptance […]

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Architect of bin Laden raid: The anxious moments

(CNN)The man who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the suburbs of a Pakistani city was getting anxious. He had thought it was possible to keep an element of surprise and evade any response from Pakistan’s military if the U.S. Navy SEALs could complete the mission in 30 minutes, […]

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How to make a floral arrangement

(CNN)When you’re a kid, gifting your mom a dried macaroni necklace is cute and endearing. But as the years go by, those handmade Mother’s Day gifts are often replaced with waning text messages and last-minute calls. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/02/living/floral-arrangement-how-to/index.html

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Brazil blocks WhatsApp

Rio de Janeiro (CNN)A regional judge on Monday ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Starting about 2 p.m., the app ceased to function, a move sure to frustrate and anger Brazilians […]

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Anger over ‘martyrs’ exhibition for Brussels and Paris bombers

Exhibit will include works on Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui, Brussels suicide bombers, and Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of the Bataclan attackers A Copenhagen art exhibit planning to portray two of the Brussels suicide bombers and one of the Paris Bataclan attackers as martyrs has been reported to police for encouraging terrorism. In an exhibit partly inspired […]

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