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Source: DW

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen promises US significant defense budget increase

Friday 01:40 GMT

Speaking in Washington, German Defense Minister von der Leyen said Germany is committed to increasing its defense budget.

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday reaffirmed Germany's commitment to significantly increasing its defense budget. Germany announced earlier this month that it will increase its defense spending to 1.5 percent of GDP by 2024 but will fail to meet its NATO spending obligation of 2 percent of GDP.

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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Canada could make it harder for U.S. to win fighter bid...

Friday 19:09 GMT

Canada is discussing changes to a multibillion-dollar fighter jet procurement process that could make it harder for a U.S. company to win the order as trade relations between the neighbors sour, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said.

U.S. President Donald Trump last month slapped tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, prompting Canada to announce its own retaliatory measures.

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Source: Fox News

Gun-owning pastor who shot, killed would-be carjacker outside Walmart speaks out

Friday 01:40 GMT

The armed pastor who fatally shot a carjacker after he opened fire at a Walmart in Washington state over the weekend spoke out on Wednesday about the need to protect his family.

George, 47, shot Tim Day, 44, in the parking lot of a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater on Sunday after Day fired shots at the store. In a news conference Wednesday, George, a concealed carry permit-holder "with significant training in the use of firearms," said he was inside at the check-out line when he heard gunfire near the back of the store.

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Source: New York Times

Should Big Games in March Sway the N.B.A. Draft in June The Numbers Say Yes

Friday 01:40 GMT

Donte DiVincenzo will be waiting for his name to be called Thursday night at the N.B.A. draft in Brooklyn in no small part because of his stellar performance on what had heretofore been his career’s biggest stage.

An early draft of the paper cited the trajectories of Derrick Rose and Ty Lawson as two that anecdotally illustrated their findings: Both point guards, each of whom played in N.C.A.A. title games, saw their actual draft spots rise from their expected ones, and for a time enjoyed very successful N.B.A. careers.

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Source: NBC News

Chickenpox case found among overflow immigrant detainees in prison

Friday 01:40 GMT

An immigrant detainee at a federal Bureau of Prisons facility about two hours northeast of L.A. has tested positive for chickenpox, and the president of the local prison guard union says he fears for the health of jailers there.

The chickenpox discovery was disclosed in a letter by the warden to prison staff Monday, according to the publication LAist, which first reported the news. The Bureau of Prisons said in its statement that the "affected housing unit was secured and medical exams are being conducted for all inmates housed in the unit.

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Source: Global News

Why white Americans are dying faster than they are being born

Friday 19:09 GMT

The data brief shows white Americans in 2016 were dying faster than they were being born in 26 states, which comprise roughly 56 per cent of the overall U.S. population.

The population of white Americans is on the decline for the first time in its history, according to an analysis of birth and death rates in the United States from 1999 to 2016. The demographic shift is being driven by an aging cohort of white baby boomers who are beginning to die out, along with an across-the-board drop in fertility rates in the wake of the Great Recession in 2008.

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Source: Fox News

Civil War battlefield discovery: Surgeon's burial pit reveals soldiers' remains, amputated limbs

Friday 19:09 GMT

The remains of two Civil War soldiers have been discovered in a surgeon’s burial pit at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia.

“This is the first time in history that a surgeon’s pit at a Civil War battlefield has been professionally excavated and studied,” explained the National Park Service, in a statement. “It is also the first time that killed-in-action Civil War soldiers have been found in an amputated limb burial pit.”

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Source: Common Domain

GOP, Democratic Senators Decry ‘Serious Flaws’ in Execution of Trump Trade Policy

Friday 01:40 GMT

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s attempts to implement its new “America First” trade policy, saying they have been flooded with complaints by small business constituents confused by the system used for implementing new tariffs on imports. “The process has had, in my opinion, many serious flaws, and problems continue to surface,” Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the opening of a Senate Finance Committee hearing called to scrutinize the way the administration has carried out the series of tariffs it began implementing earlier this year.

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Source: CBS News

What not to say when talking about suicide

Friday 19:09 GMT

The report came just after the high-profile suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain sparked a national conversation about mental health and suicide prevention.

Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the culture around suicide and how to avoid judgmental language when discussing it. "The AP Stylebook has changed and advises against the phrase 'committed suicide' because if you think about the term, 'committed' implies a criminal act, a moral act.

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Source: New York Times

Chicago Teenager Was Still Alive When Paramedics Covered Him With a Sheet. His Father Wants Answers.

Friday 19:09 GMT

The father of a Chicago teenager who was shot early this week held a news conference Wednesday, saying he wanted to know why emergency services workers had covered his son with a sheet even though he was still alive.

The Chicago Fire Department, which oversees emergency services, has said it is investigating not only why Erin was covered with a sheet while he was still breathing, but also why it took 40 minutes to transport him to the hospital.

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Source: Fox News

Mike Pence seeks advice from Joe Biden once a month, author says

Thursday 16:26 GMT

While President Trump has not spoken with Barack Obama since the inauguration more than a year ago, Pence has been seeking advice from one very unlikely former vice president: Joe Biden, a new book reveals.

“I was surprised by that, and that is not only Joe Biden saying that, but Mike Pence’s staff also confirmed that maybe once a month, at least the two of them will talk about foreign policy,” Kate Anderson Brower, a presidential biographer and author of the new book, “First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power,” tells FOX Business.

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Source: Fox News

Wife of former NFL quarterback 'terrified' he will kill her after domestic violence arrest

Thursday 16:26 GMT

The wife of former Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears quarterback Erik Kramer has told police she is “terrified” that he will kill her and her daughter after he was arrested for domestic violence.

Kramer, a journeyman who played in the NFL and CFL for more than a decade, was arrested on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant at his home in Agoura Hills, California, last week.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump Administration Seeks Court Approval to Detain Families Together

Friday 19:09 GMT

The Trump administration asked a federal judge Thursday to change a longstanding federal court settlement so that officials would be able to detain asylum-seeking families together during immigration proceedings.

Legal analysts said the Trump administration isn’t likely to prevail, since the same federal judge, Dolly M. Gee, rejected a similar argument when it was made by the Obama administration, as did the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Source: Reuters

Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

Thursday 13:39 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo powered-home a fourth-minute header to give Portugal a 1-0 World Cup victory over Morocco that took them top of Group B on Wednesday and meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

Morocco, who had a real go at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, are pointless having also lost 1-0 to Iran and cannot progress to the second round.

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Source: DW

Germany's Angela Merkel accused of 'buying' deal on asylum with Emmanuel Macron

Thursday 16:26 GMT

Right-wingers in Angela Merkel's coalition have slammed her eurozone budget deal with Emmanuel Macron over asylum policy.

In a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at a government retreat outside Berlin, the chancellor had agreed to Macron's request for a common eurozone budget, a move that looked like a significant concession by Merkel. Certainly Merkel's political enemies within her own conservative alliance, especially the right-wing figures in the Bavarian party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), were quick to fire potshots at the deal on Wednesday morning.

Source: Fox News

Hundreds in New Mexico call for end to family detentions

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: The Guradian

How to help families separated at the border

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Global News

Identifying remains of U.S. war dead returned by North Korea will be tricky: experts

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Canada already seeing effects of Trump’s immigration clampdown

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump calls on Canada to increase NATO spending ahead of summit

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: CBS News

Sunday: Corker, Jordan, Cummings, Salvanto

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Mexico vs. South Korea 2018 World Cup: El Tri moves closer to advancing with 2-1 win

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

Thursday 08:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

European Firms Fret Over Made-In-China Policy

Wednesday 23:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Friday 03:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

England’s Southend-on-Sea Has Seen Prices Rise Almost 291% Since 2000

Thursday 21:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 19:10 GMT

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