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Author: 0 Raptors eliminate Bucks, advance to Eastern semifinals

The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 92-89 on Thursday, giving them a 4-2 series win. The Raptors clinched the best-of-seven series 4-2 to advance to the conference semis which begin Monday in Cleveland. No matter what happens, even if we're up 10, down 20, we're going to keep fighting, keep playing hard. "And for us, we wouldn't be here, we wouldn't do the things we do, without our teammates, simple as that".

Global Media FS says UK might strike Syria if asked by US
Author: 0 FS says UK might strike Syria if asked by US

Two senior rebel sources operating in the Damascus area cited their monitors in the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital as saying five strikes had hit an ammunition depot used by Iran-backed militias. They said the drone came from Syrian airspace, but there is as yet no indication whose drone it actually was, or what it was doing. Russian Federation has denounced what it called "aggression" against Syria in the wake of an apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation ...

Author: 0 Arsenal still in hunt for top-three finish, says Wenger

Alli has also proven key to helping Tottenham to compete for the Premier League title since joining and he will be aiming to continue this season's impressive form against Arsenal on Sunday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur will go into Sunday's North London derby as favourites to win, but insists that there has not been a power shift between the two clubs.

Author: 0 Thaad: US moves missile defence system to South Korea site

Tillerson says China also told the US that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own". "I do not believe China will exert the pressure required to force the North Korean regime to make those fundamental changes", said Ashley Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace, who spoke on the panel.

Author: 0 MCD elections: Exit polls predict clean sweep by BJP

The Congress, like AAP, debunked exit poll predictions that said the party will bag only around 31 seats. The exit poll was conducted among 14,503 respondents in all 270 wards of the three civic bodies that went to the polls on Sunday. Singh said that Kejriwal is making a hue and cry over the EVM because he knows that the people's mandate is not with him. Asked if the election was a referendum on the AAP government's two-year performance in Delhi, he said: "We will see when the results ...

Author: 0 Trump admin favours export of oil and natural gas to friends

The Prime Minister is accusing Labor of twisting his words over the gas crisis. Mr Turnbull said the current quote for wholesale gas, at $20 a gigajoule, was much higher than that paid by Australia's main customers including Japan and "should be around half that or less" as a result of new powers to restrict exports to guarantee domestic supply.

Author: 0 Trump threatens to scrap 'horrible' South Korea trade deal

Vice President Mike Pence has said that all options are still on table with North Korea, not ruling out military actions. Most of the policy recommendations focus on developing a new diplomatic approach towards Pyongyang, which the paper agues would require an global acknowledgment of North Korea's status as a nuclear state.

Global Media Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day
Author: 0 Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

But, playing some hardball, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer objected. Besides not finishing the $1 trillion measure, the House GOP abandoned hopes of giving Trump a victory on health care before his 100th day. "And when they say we didn't vet, well Obama I guess didn't vet, because he was approved at the highest level of security by the Obama administration.

Author: 0 Donald Trump fares poorly among young Americans

Trump also said it would be unfair to offer a debt bailout to Puerto Rico, a USA territory, because it was unfair to people in US states. "This is more work than in my previous life", the property magnate and former reality-TV star told Reuters in an interview .

Global Media EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody: U'khand HC
Author: 0 EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody: U'khand HC

Former Cabinet Minister and Congress leader Navprabhat had approached the High Court over alleged tampering of EVMs in the Vikasnagar constituency, from where Navprabhat had contested as the Congress candidate. BSP supremo Mayawati also raised similar doubts after BJP's landslide victory in UP assembly elections. The opposition parties have alleged that the BJP's landslide win in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was because of tampered EVMs, even though the Election Commission (EC) has ...

Author: 0 South Korea rejects Donald Trump's demand to pay for Thaad missile system

The President, in an interview with Reuters , said he thinks South Korea, a key usa ally, should pay for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which experts said costs more than $1 billion. "That's been the agenda for the last 20 years". The agreement will be targeted for renegotiation after his government finishes an overhaul of NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, he said.

Global Media Congress eyes stopgap to avert shutdown, as health care bill gains steam
Author: 0 Congress eyes stopgap to avert shutdown, as health care bill gains steam

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said late Friday that the House won't vote on a reworked health care overhaul until at least next week. Congressional leaders introduced a funding bill to avoid Friday's scheduled government shutdown, calling for a one-week extension, but Democrats vowed to fight it if Republicans try to push through an Obamacare repeal.

Author: 0 Condemns attacks on Macedonian parliament

Their supporters rushed into parliament and beat up Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, 42, as well as other lawmakers. Macedonia's rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country's parliament which left scores of people injured.

Global Media Donald Trump decides to keep Nafta for now
Author: 0 Donald Trump decides to keep Nafta for now

The president had planned to sign the document triggering a US withdrawal from NAFTA on Saturday - the marker of his 100th day in office. "And I think we'll be successful in the renegotiation, which frankly would be good because it would be simpler" than killing NAFTA.

Global Media Macron and Le Pen ahead
Author: 0 Macron and Le Pen ahead

Stasis - rather than chaos - is what concerns the civil servants, executives and diplomats who pull the strings in this highly centralized state. His comments were in reference to Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon. Like most of the people interviewed for this column, the official spoke on condition of anonymity because the civil service is supposed to be politically neutral and will have to serve whoever wins the May 7 run-off.

Author: 0 Wladimir Klitschko to Attach Secret Anthony Joshua Fight Prediction to His Robe

The Ukrainian has filmed his prediction but rather than revealing it to the world has put the clip on a USB stick which will be sealed into the robe he'll wear into the ring in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday night. Klitschko represents the biggest test in Joshua's undefeated career to date, but the IBF world champion claims to be no less confident than before any of his previous 18 knockout wins.

Author: 0 Macedonia: Protesters storm parliament, attack MPs

Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.

Global Media Gopal Rai likely to be AAP's Delhi convenor
Author: 0 Gopal Rai likely to be AAP's Delhi convenor

The big defeat of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi municipal elections, therefore, need not be seen as signs of a party on the fast road to oblivion. "I laud the hardwork of (Delhi BJP) team which made the resounding MCD win possible". At 11:30 a.m., the BJP was leading in 67 seats in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, followed by AAP in 21 seats and Congress in 13.

Author: 0 China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

The commander of U.S. Pacific Command said North Korea doesn't have a weapon that can threaten the group. China supports talks and has long argued that although it also wants to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, it can not persuade North Korea to give them up without direct assurances from the United States.

Global Media Wife of slain DE trooper says he was proud of his work
Author: 0 Wife of slain DE trooper says he was proud of his work

Master Cpl. Gary Fournier, a police spokesman, says the device was used to blow the front door off its hinges. Ballard had worked with Delaware State Police for more than eight years; he was assigned to patrol at Troop 2, Glasgow. This is the only official memorial fund dedicated in the name of Cpl/1 Stephen Ballard. Police say a suspect is holed up in a house about 15 miles south of the shooting scene and has fired on officers there.

Author: 0 Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

I'm saying that less than an hour of notification is an inadequate amount of time to have our forces leave the ops (operations) box area that was identified - which was a very large ops box, not enough fidelity for us to assure that they were safe.

Author: 0 United States says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

South Korea, Japan and the United States plan to ban North Korea's right to sell or trade fishing rights in its territorial waters under new sanctions to be imposed if the rogue state conducts another nuclear test. Harris said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system being deployed in South Korea would be operational in the coming days, bolstering the ability to defend the US ally and the 28,500 USA troops stationed there.

Author: 0 Trump administration releases tax plan

The plan does not propose any budget cuts or tax increases that might offset the lost revenue, a choice that alarms some fiscal conservatives in Trump's party who have spent years railing about the dangers of deficit spending. "They're going to have a middle-income tax cut", he replied. But the biggest missing detail of all was: How will the White House pay for the tax cut? Double the standard deduction: The IRS offers this deduction on a no-questions-asked basis.

Author: 0 Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile defense system

We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard". The U.S. wants to tighten the implementation of sanctions and build worldwide resolve to isolate North Korea so it eventually disarms. Mr Tillerson said Beijing also told the United States that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own".

Author: 0 US troops killed in eastern Afghanistan

In a statement the group vowed to ramp up operations against Afghan and foreign forces "their military and intelligence infrastructure". While military officials say the non-nuclear bomb strike was a tactical one, questions have arisen as to whether the US plans to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

Global Media New GOP Trumpcare plan exempts Congress from losing key Obamacare protections
Author: 0 New GOP Trumpcare plan exempts Congress from losing key Obamacare protections

But House Speaker Paul Ryan delayed one vote and then abruptly pulled the bill the next day after it became clear not enough Republicans supported it. The group, which consists of conservative and libertarian Republicans in the House of Representatives, was pivotal to scuttling the first Republican attempt to push through Trump's Obamacare replacement.

Global Media House Freedom Caucus Endorses GOP Health Bill With Amendment
Author: 0 House Freedom Caucus Endorses GOP Health Bill With Amendment

The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they'd need to fully rouse the measure back to life. Democrats remained solidly against the legislation, which they said would make health care coverage less available and costlier. Others, including Rep.

Global Media Canadian gross domestic product flat in February after hot start to 2017
Author: 0 Canadian gross domestic product flat in February after hot start to 2017

The recovery in goods production seen in recent months came to a halt in February, with those sectors recording a 0.3 percent decline in February after three straight months of gains. Last week, the United States announced that it would impose tariffs on lumber imports from Canada and tensions have increased substantially further following President Trump's warning that he could pull out of NAFTA.

Author: 0 Red Sox P Matt Barnes ejected after throwing at Manny Machado

Boston manager John Farrell immediately bolted from the dugout to complain. "If the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, then it didn't work tonight", he said. Aquino (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings to earn his first career victory. Wright (1-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Author: 0 Pence: United States Will Honor Refugee Deal With Australia

Vice President Pence said Saturday that the USA will honor an agreement with Australia to take in as many as 1,250 refuges, even though President Trump called it a "dumb" deal from the Obama era. from World War One and Two to Korean and Vietnam and recently in Iraq and Afghanistant, to think how our grandparents, parents and now sons and daughters have served together", he said before toasting Australia's servicemen and women.

Author: 0 United Kingdom 'could join U.S. strikes on Syria' - Johnson

He added that the regime had "unleashed murder upon his own citizens with weapons that were banned nearly 100 years ago". The Foreign Secretary told the Today Programme on Thursday that Britain would nearly certainly agree to join an attack on the Assad regime, even without first putting it to a vote in parliament.

Author: 0 South Korea disputes Trump's remarks on trade, missile defense system

Trump has warned that all options, including military strikes, are on the table in dealing with North Korea's missile program, which goes against U.N. He said China's proposal of the "two-track approach" and "double suspension" has coincided with that of Russian Federation, and the two sides can continue to keep close communication on the roadmap for resolving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

Author: 0 Dignity and freedom: Palestinian organizations and figures on the collective hunger strike

The hunger strikers' immediate demands include more contact with relatives, improved medical services, and more access to educational materials. For the Israelis, the primary goal is to debunk the impression that all Palestinians are political prisoners rather than security prisoners most of whom were convicted of violent crimes including murder.

Author: 0 Pentagon joins intensifying probe into Trump's ousted national security adviser

The Maryland Democrat also released other documents showing that the Defense Intelligence Agency, which Flynn oversaw from July 2012 to August 2014, warned Flynn not to accept foreign payments as he entered retirement. He feebly offered that he had a security clearance in the Obama administration, suggesting that the Trump team did not do any vetting. Kelner also pointed to a letter , released in redacted form by Cummings, that notes that Flynn provided a thumb drive to the agency ...

Author: 0 Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

Operation Mansouri - named after the group's former leader who was killed in a United States drone strike in May 2016 - will use strategies from "conventional attack to guerrilla operations", the statement said . The assault reportedly killed more than 250 Afghan soldiers and wounded many others. A US Army Special Forces soldier was killed fighting the terror group there earlier this month.

Global Media France's Hollande tells ministers to ensure big election defeat for Le Pen
Author: 0 France's Hollande tells ministers to ensure big election defeat for Le Pen

Surveying Le Pen's results against more than a dozen such measures, the data suggest her message played particularly well in low-income areas with higher numbers of school dropouts. It's not a done deal". Campaign director David Rachline said the "protective France " of the anti-globalization candidate represented by the slogan stands in contrast to the "fratricidal and inhuman project" of Macron, a former economy minister and banker.

Author: 0 EPL: Arsenal not giving up on catching Spurs- Wenger

And with second-placed Spurs also chasing victory at White Hart Lane as they look to stay in touch with Chelsea, four points clear at the top of the table, few would bet on the match ending in a draw. Wenger played down a touchline incident between Alexis Sanchez and Christian Fuchs that occurred shortly after Nacho Monreal's wayward 85th-minute shot had deflected in off Huth for the decisive goal.

Global Media Trump says he thought being president would be easier
Author: 0 Trump says he thought being president would be easier

Trump also said it would be unfair to offer a debt bailout to Puerto Rico, a USA territory, because it was unfair to people in US states. Reuters visited the same four places - Pinellas County in Florida, Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania, Macomb County outside of Detroit, Michigan, and Gates County in rural North Carolina - right after the November 8 election.

Global Media Italy Would Support Extension of Anti-Russia Sanctions, Prime Minister Says
Author: 0 Italy Would Support Extension of Anti-Russia Sanctions, Prime Minister Says

On Iran, President Trump reiterated his dislike for the "terrible agreement" that is the Iran nuclear deal, which is staff is now reviewing. While Libya will never be at the top of the US agenda, it is Italy's first foreign-policy priority because its vital national interests are at stake in the country, from the migration crisis to energy security.

Author: 0 Boris Johnson attacks Labour leader Corbyn as 'mugwump'

Mr Johnson said that the question of whether parliamentary approval would be needed for any military action "needs to be tested". President Donald Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against a Syrian air base earlier this month in response to Assad's apparent use of a banned nerve agent against a rebel-controlled area.

Author: 0 Macedonia opposition leader injured in protest

They also injured three MPs from ethnic Albanian opposition parties, one of whom needed hospital treatment, and 22 police officers. The demonstrators attacked MPs, including SDSM leader Zaev, who was seen bleeding from his forehead. In a televised address late on Thursday, President Ivanov said every issue could be resolved "through dialogue and in line with constitution and laws".

Author: 0 Mindset key for Browns' top pick Garrett

And he is already focusing on how he can help the Browns begin to turn things around following a 1-15 season previous year. TJ Watt, brother of Houston Texans' star JJ was a late first round pick. Garrett stayed close to home in Texas, and he promised Cleveland fans "great things are coming". " Now, it's time to put in that work so I can be prepared to go against the best ".

Author: 0 Merkel says UK should have no "illusions" over Brexit deal

Brussels insiders are expecting a short summit on Saturday where European Union leaders swiftly put their seal to the Brexit negotiating guidelines, a document outlining the EU's red lines, which have already been agreed at a technical level.

Global Media US Senators to get N. Korea briefing
Author: 0 US Senators to get N. Korea briefing

EDT (1900 GMT). "Is this a real briefing or is this another Trump dog-and-pony show?" But alarm is rising over North Korea's progress in developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike America. "China is the key to this", Sen. "The objective of this briefing is to tell us the situation and the intelligence we have and what (are) the options we have".

Global Media Merriman Wealth Management LLC Has $266000 Position in Expedia Inc (EXPE)
Author: 0 Merriman Wealth Management LLC Has $266000 Position in Expedia Inc (EXPE)

Depending on the earnings numbers reported, Expedia, Inc. Expedia had a return on equity of 11.54% and a net margin of 3.06%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 23.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Hartwell J M Limited Partnership bought a new position in shares of Expedia during the first quarter worth approximately $1,111,000. Revenues across the three increasingly important business units with Expedia, Inc, Trivago , HomeAway and Egencia , hit $286 million, $185 million ...