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On his first day, Pfaff was directed to set up a new computer, a harbinger of the digital tools that would come to define the profession. Further, the limitations of forecasting, despite advances, should be understood. An area of particular focus is the rapid intensification of storms, which occurs when a hurricane's sustained wind speeds increase at least 35 mph in 24 hours.
  • USA to proceed with 25% China tariffs

    USA to proceed with 25% China tariffs

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    The United States has also long complained that China forces US companies to share technology with Chinese firms as part of joint ventures in order to gain access to its market. "Last week, the President revealed the utter hollowness of his promises by pledging the American government resources to a Chinese company that has violated U.S.
  • Italy's anti-EU populist parties get green light to govern

    Italy's anti-EU populist parties get green light to govern

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    But there are also reports a snap election might be called, or that two populist parties could try again to form an administration. The League has been beating the drum for new elections, but its leader Matteo Salvini said yesterday he had "never closed the door" on hammering out a government.
  • Trump hits EU, Canada, Mexico with steel tariffs

    Trump hits EU, Canada, Mexico with steel tariffs

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1 percent and the S&P 500 shed 0.69 percent. The Trump administration says it is imposing a 25 per cent tariff on Canadian steel and 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum starting at midnight tonight, ostensibly because of national-security concerns.
  • EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

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    Iran , being one of India's top oil suppliers , boasts a long-standing political and economical relationship with New Delhi . " India will comply with United Nations sanctions and not any country-specific sanctions", Swaraj said at an annual briefing, flanked by her two junior foreign ministers and India's foreign secretary.
  • Trump Wishes He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

    Trump Wishes He Hadn't Picked Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

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    In this December 15, 2017, file photo, Trump , left, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions attend the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Trump notably did not quote Gowdy's comments from the day before , in which he contradicted the president's "spygate" conspiracy theory and argued that the FBI had acted appropriately in its handling of the Russian Federation investigation.
  • China Is Trying to Form an Anti-American Trade Alliance

    China Is Trying to Form an Anti-American Trade Alliance

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    With Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross heading to China this weekend for the next round of negotiations, there is some doubt about the administration's ultimate objective: Is it trying to change the nature of China's economic system, or does it simply want to improve the trade balance between the two countries? The statement did not reiterate China's own previous threats to impose $50 billion in retaliatory tariffs on US goods.
  • Russian foreign minister to head to North Korea

    Russian foreign minister to head to North Korea

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    When Kim Yong Chol lands in NY this week, he will become the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on us soil in 18 years. "They plan to have additional meetings this week", Sanders said. Diplomacy levels have accelerated ahead of a potential summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • Israel responds to Gaza fire with dozens of airstrikes

    Israel responds to Gaza fire with dozens of airstrikes

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    Israel said its strikes Wednesday hit drone storage facilities, military compounds, and rocket and munition workshops across the Gaza Strip . Israel's military said it was not seeking an escalation, but warned Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008.
  • Russian Journalist Shows Up to Dispel Reports of His Own Murder

    Russian Journalist Shows Up to Dispel Reports of His Own Murder

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    Mr Gerashchenko said: "As a result of a brilliant special operation conducted by Ukrainian law enforcers, the killer who was ordered to murder Arkady and the organiser of the murder were detained". The prominent 41-year-old journalist was reported to have been shot dead in the stairwell of his apartment building in Kiev in an apparent assassination.
  • Senior N.Korean official's US visit reminiscent of 2000 trip

    Senior N.Korean official's US visit reminiscent of 2000 trip

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    The North's diplomatic channels have been in gear since North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan in a statement on May 16 threatened to pull out of the North-U.S. president George W Bush. The US has made a decision to hold off on implementing major new sanctions on North Korea while attempts to revive the summit are underway, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
  • Father of child in ‘Spiderman’ rescue was playing Pokemon Go

    Father of child in ‘Spiderman’ rescue was playing Pokemon Go

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    As well as being made a French citizen, Mr Gassama will be offered a place in the fire brigade for his bravery. "I ran. I crossed the street to save him", he told Macron . "You need courage and the capability to do that", Macron told the man, according to the Associated Press . When asked why he put his own life in danger, Mamoudou Gassama simply replied "because it's a child".
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    Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

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    Jeremy Seaman during his playing days at Southern Illinois University. But when they do - Charlie Hill knows what he'll say: "I'm going to thank him and tell him that he saved my life and everyone else in the classroom's life and I'm going to give him a big hug".
  • Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides

    Where Did Ireland Go? Abortion Vote Stuns Those on Both Sides

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    Co-director Orla O'Connor said: 'I certainly think that all of our TDs and senators should really consider a special sitting so that it can be progressed through the summer. He said being pro-life means being alongside those whose lives are threatened by violence, and who can not live life to the full because of economic deprivation, homelessness and marginalisation.
  • Largely Roman Catholic Ireland votes 2-to-1 to repeal abortion ban

    Largely Roman Catholic Ireland votes 2-to-1 to repeal abortion ban

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    Katy Gaffney, a 24-year-old baker who travelled home to Dublin from Berlin to vote , stood silently in front of the makeshift memorial crying. Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame.
  • US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

    US team in NKorea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

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    Yet, later, it was reported that the US and North Korea leaders will probably negotiate. South Korea, a longtime USA ally, was not notified before Trump's letter canceling with Kim was made public on Thursday. North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said Friday that his country still wanted to pursue peace and said it would give Washington time to reconsider talks.
  • Ireland projected to overturn abortion ban in landslide vote

    Ireland projected to overturn abortion ban in landslide vote

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    Broadcaster RTE's exit poll suggested 69.4 percent in favour of the Yes side and 30.6 percent for No. The Women's RIghts Foundation, a Maltese non-governmental organisation that has supported the Irish Yes vote, said it will refrain from commenting until the Irish referendum results are official.
  • Parents win right to make 30-year-old son leave home

    Parents win right to make 30-year-old son leave home

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    Michael Rotondo, who represented himself in court, told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ranch they share. Judge Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to vacate his childhood bedroom in his central NY parents' home, in a case that has attracted global attention.