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China's new Silk Road Economic Belt project possesses great potential to benefit Russian Federation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Business Council's Executive Secretary Sergei Kanavsky told Sputnik Friday. "Europe is more accepting of this initiative than the USA", said Tianjie He of Oxford Economics. The U.S. and Europe "almost unwittingly" created space for Xi to push China's interests, according to Peter Cai, research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
  • Bank levy not motivated by competition: Bowen

    Bank levy not motivated by competition: Bowen

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    Nevertheless, it will support the levy, shadow treasurer Chris Bowen confirmed. Mr Bowen said this does nothing to address competition unless the banks pass the costs on, which Treasurer Scott Morrison has sternly asked them not to do. Well according to the banks, the levy on banks owing $100 billion in liabilities is a "big money grab" and they warn shareholders or customers or both will pay.
  • CoBRA to 'bite' Naxals; Centre to soon depute 2000 commandos to Sukma

    CoBRA to 'bite' Naxals; Centre to soon depute 2000 commandos to Sukma

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    As many as 19 Maoists, nine of them allegedly involved in the deadly attack on CRPF personnel on April 24, were on Saturday night arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. "Capacity building and intelligence issues like vacancies in state police forces, capacity building of state intelligence units and other Ministry-wise related matters will be discussed", the official said.
  • White House commission to study voter fraud, suppression

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    About a dozen other election officials representing both parties will fill out the commission, which will deliver a report to the president next year, White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Study after study after study shows that it's a problem that is virtually non-existent. "[Trump] is still trying to push his false reality on the American public", said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project.
  • B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

    B.C. election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

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    Historically, the delayed counting of absentee ballots has meant only minor changes in final results. The Liberal candidate in Courtenay-Comox lost by nine votes after advance and general ballots were counted on Tuesday, leaving the party with one seat short of the 44 needed to mount their fifth straight majority government.
  • OH police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed by gunman

    OH police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed by gunman

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    People shouted that they needed police, the witness said. WBNS reports the gunman is "down" after turning the gun on himself. The gunman was later found dead. "You could hear a guy yelling", Kathy Rogers said. He had been police chief for three weeks. Two employees and the shooter were also killed, Throp said.
  • Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

    Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

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    The FBI Director learned of his dismissal after the press did, by seeing the breaking news flash across the TV. Under Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that Russian Federation tried to sway the election in Trump's favour through an influence and cyber-hacking campaign.
  • Senate panel issues subpoena to Flynn for documents

    Senate panel issues subpoena to Flynn for documents

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    The people who received the subpoenas are known to have worked with Flynn on various contracts after he was ousted from the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014. Investigators have been looking into possible wrongdoing in how Flynn handled disclosures about payments from clients tied to foreign governments including Russian Federation and Turkey, US officials briefed on the matter have told CNN.
  • PDP Disowns Fayose, Says Boko Haram's Abduction Of Chibok Girls Was Real

    PDP Disowns Fayose, Says Boko Haram's Abduction Of Chibok Girls Was Real

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    One father said he was thrilled to find out his daughter was among those released in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders. Twenty-four of the 220 girls abducted from their school in Chibok - including 21 released by the jihadists in October and three who escaped or were rescued - will resume their education, the president's spokesman said.
  • Local polls boost May five weeks before United Kingdom general election

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    The prime minister says she offers the most stable leadership to take Britain through two years of tough Brexit negotiations, and she took aim at Brussels on the eve of the local elections. Across Scotland, the Conservatives had the biggest gains, up 164 seats to 276 - pointing to a revival for the party which has only one MP north of the border.