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World Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans
Author: 0 Starbucks plans to give even more jobs to veterans

The company has reached its goal of hiring 10,000 military veterans by 2018 . Starbucks is also standing firm behind its commitment to hire 10,000 refugees around the globe, a move that the company announced the day after Trump implemented his initial refugee travel ban.

World Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate
Author: 0 Fillon criticises Merkel refugee policies in French TV debate

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen met Chad's President Idriss Deby on Tuesday to discuss the two allies' cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa. Previous debates for the primaries were watched by up to 8.5 million people. He didn't tackle Le Pen on immigration or security, but then he savaged her plans to leave the euro.

Author: 0 More immigrants head across United States border to Canada

Canadians' view of illegal immigration mirrors that of their neighbors in the USA, where a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted earlier this week showed 50 percent support for deportations. Forty-six per cent said illegal immigration makes no difference to Canada's safety, while 41 per cent felt it would make the country less safe. But Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about those who don't follow the proper legal channels to enter the country.

World Trump tax return gives rare look at president's finances
Author: 0 Trump tax return gives rare look at president's finances

Fallon told Maddow that the tax returns she announced Tuesday night on Twitter, which became highly anticipated by Democrats and the media, were a letdown. Trump has refused to do so. Until Trump does so, Maddow will continue to hunt for them. On Tuesday, Maddow teased on Twitter that she would expose the new information almost an hour and a half before The Rachel Maddow Show aired.

World Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire
Author: 0 Israel warns Syria after exchange of fire

The Israeli military said its warplanes struck several targets in Syria overnight and had returned to Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria toward the planes, the AP said. The Arrow is created to knock down incoming ballistic missiles and was developed with financial and technical assistance from the United States. The Iran-backed group is sworn to Israel's destruction and fought a month-long war with the Jewish state in 2006.

World Klopp: Nobody better than me for Liverpool job
Author: 0 Klopp: Nobody better than me for Liverpool job

Khaldoon contacted Guardiola in the wake of their Monaco collapse when they crashed out on away goals, despite taking a two goal lead into the second leg. This time it gets no easier apart from we are at home, where we have been a little suspect this season in the Premier League. I thought they'd be fine under Guardiola, but then again it's City.

World Yogi, Yogi slogans inside BJP's MLA meet in Lucknow
Author: 0 Yogi, Yogi slogans inside BJP's MLA meet in Lucknow

Adityanath has rebelled against his party on several occasions, but because of the sway he holds over the "Hindu" voters, the BJP apparently could not ignore his 'leadership qualities'. Adityanath's controversial Hindutva background now comes under the scanner as there are many cases against him. The MP is also the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini , a right-wing group with significant popularity.

World Captain takes charge; Sidhu is not Dy CM
Author: 0 Captain takes charge; Sidhu is not Dy CM

Along with Amarinder, who started his second inning as State's Chief Minister, seven Cabinet Ministers and two Ministers of State took the oath of office and secrecy administered by the Governor VP Singh Badnore at Raj Bhawan. #10:40am: Aruna Chaudhary takes oath as state minister (independent charge). S K Sandhu, who was the Principal Secretary to former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, was posted as the Additional Chief Secretary, Social Security and Development of Women and Children ...

Author: 0 A Federal Judge Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Washington: U.S. District Judge James Robart - judge instrumental in the first ban - was asked by a group of plaintiffs applying for a visa to put the order on hold. We are going to fight this awful ruling . Mr Watson said Hawaii would probably be able to prove Trump's order is against the United States constitution because it discriminates against Muslims.

World Kim's identity confirmed through son's DNA: Malaysia
Author: 0 Kim's identity confirmed through son's DNA: Malaysia

The decision to deport the 50 North Koreans was not explained but the move comes weeks after ties between the two became tense over the murder North Korean leader's half brother at an airport in Malaysia. Washington and Seoul were trying to tarnish the North's image and bring down its social system, Kim said on late Monday in NY. On the negotiations to extradite the nine remaining Malaysians in North Korea, Ahmad Zahid said negotiations at the "officers level" have started since last Monday.

World Exit Polls Are Not Looking Good for Geert Wilders
Author: 0 Exit Polls Are Not Looking Good for Geert Wilders

On its face, the election appears to be a tight race between incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte, the center-right candidate, and far-right politician Geert Wilders , but the outcome won't yield one ultimate victor. The Freedom Party slipped in the last round of polls before today's vote - but we'll note that polls in both Britain and the USA proved unreliable in the face of strong voter sentiment.

Author: 0 Kushners to make $400M from Chinese firm in real estate deal

The deal would value the 41-story aluminum-clad office tower at $2.8 billion, a high value for a building that has never been considered a NY trophy. The firm will continue to maintain a 20 percent stake in the building, while Vornado will walk away from the deal with "a 10-fold payout on its stake in the building's offices and a doubling of its investment in its stores", according to Bloomberg .

World NATO Members' Defense-Budget Boost in 2016 Masks Differences
Author: 0 NATO Members' Defense-Budget Boost in 2016 Masks Differences

According to figures from NATO, Britain has met the minimum 2% defence spending figure, but according to a report released by thinktank the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the United Kingdom falls short with 1.98%. Trump has also called for a $54 billion hike in U.S. defence expenditure, now at more than $600 billion, winning broad support but also criticism that the money could be better spent elsewhere.

World Israeli team pulls off upset victory at World Baseball Classic
Author: 0 Israeli team pulls off upset victory at World Baseball Classic

The win left the Netherlands with a record of 1-1 in second- round play behind Pool E leaders Japan who won their opening game. Another win in that round will guarantee a spot in the semifinals in Los Angeles. The Israel-Japan game will be played at 3 a.m. In a soccer-crazed country like Israel, the unlikely success of an Israeli baseball team at the World Baseball Classic hasn't attracted much local attention.

Author: 0 Another View: New travel ban just as arbitrary, senseless

Trump issued an executive order in January banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Syria, from entering the United States. Washington state won an initial effort to block Trump's first travel ban and is asking a judge to block the revised ban. Ferguson said earlier this week the revised travel ban has "the same illegal motivations as the original".

World Shah credits 'tallest leader' Modi for poll win
Author: 0 Shah credits 'tallest leader' Modi for poll win

At the BJP's Delhi headquarters, party chief Amit Shah celebrated with jubilant party workers and credited the BJP's victory to PM Modi's leadership, describing him as "the most popular leader since Independence". But its staggering demographic weight makes it the most politically consequential state in India's democracy. BJP state chief for UP Keshav Prasad Maurya said results are a win for progress.

World Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph
Author: 0 Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph

The FA Cup experience has been wearying - "I'll be glad to be fish and chip paper", Cowley said - but his pride in what he had achieved in making his side the first from outside the league to reach the Cup quarter-final in 103 years was obvious.

World South Korea court says to rule on President Park's impeachment on Friday
Author: 0 South Korea court says to rule on President Park's impeachment on Friday

Park's lawyers say she was staying in her "residence cum office", receiving situation reports by phone and issuing directives on rescue operations. As long as she remains president, she is immune from prosecution. Calling themselves "Parksamo" or "people who love Park", a group of mainly older conservatives have set up camp in the central plaza in front of Seoul City Hall, flying a USA flag above their tents.

Author: 0 Putin, Erdogan to discuss settlement in Syria, bilateral relations

The U.S. military has carved out a new role in Syria, with small numbers of troops now positioned to prevent an escalation of violence among an array of militias and other forces that have converged on an increasingly complex battlefield. "The Turkish military is present in Syria and carries out military operations there, and the Russian military continues activities to support the Syrian armed forces - this requires very close interaction and coordination", the Kremlin spokesman said.

World CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese
Author: 0 CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese

The Department of Public Health is investigating after confirming Thursday that a CT resident had died after eating recalled cheese. Two of the six cases have been fatal, including residents from CT and Vermont. One illness was reported in a newborn; one death occurred in CT and another in Vermont. These soft, raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide mostly in the Norheastern and Mid-Atlantic states and in California, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

World Poachers Break Into Paris Zoo, Kill Rhinoceros and Steal Its Horn
Author: 0 Poachers Break Into Paris Zoo, Kill Rhinoceros and Steal Its Horn

Poachers chopped off his horn, but his second horn was left on as the poachers were apparently disturbed. Rhinoceros horns are worth on average between 30,000 and 50,000 euros - worth more than their weight in gold. The animal is behind the very popular African Animal Park Reserve. He added: "It's not easy to kill a rhino weighing several tonnes just like that".

World Syrian rebels urge Trump to correct Obama's
Author: 0 Syrian rebels urge Trump to correct Obama's "catastrophic mistakes"

However, both sides have laid claim to small victories. The government delegation has sought to focus peace talks around counter-terrorism - which is how it frames the battle with all its armed opponents - while the opposition wants to discuss political transition, which it says must mean President Bashar al-Assad giving up power.

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