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However, Mr Stephens said 69 per cent of all countries surveyed in the index scored less than 50 out of a hundred. The launching of the Transparency International 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index yesterday has revealed a four point increment in PNGs' score since a year ago.
  • Donald Trump Endorses #NeverTrump Star Mitt Romney

    Donald Trump Endorses #NeverTrump Star Mitt Romney

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    Romney has been a persistent critic of President Donald Trump , but those close to Romney say he'll focus his campaign instead on Utah . "I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah ", he wrote .
  • Freezing rain causes slick road conditions

    Freezing rain causes slick road conditions

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    The next low pressure system of interest will push up toward northern Illinois Thursday night and could bring light snow to our area Thursday evening into early Friday . Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Mon: High: 59 Low: 33 Partly cloudy. Rain becomes widespread after midnight. A cold front is expected during the day Wednesday with additional showers and thunderstorms expected behind the front for several hours.
  • US, SKorea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills

    US, SKorea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills

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    South Korean and US defense chiefs will announce the dates when the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics ends on March 18, he said , and before April 1. Pyongyang has already warned that it will not remain silent if Washington and Seoul continue with military exercises .
  • Winter Storm Warning: Plowable snow expected statewide

    Winter Storm Warning: Plowable snow expected statewide

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    Scenario 2: A storm track closer to the coast= Lower snowfall totals for RI and SE MA due to a change or mix with sleet and rain . Motorists should plan on hard travel conditions. This will help with quick melting throughout the day. Saturday , a stronger storm with widespread heavy snow developing from the western part of the state in the morning, to the central areas by afternoon, and into northeast Montana by evening.
  • South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

    South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address nation

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    He said government would be calling on banks to help with the expropriation project. The mention of expropriation of land without compensation - a policy which was contentiously adopted at the ANC's 54th national conference in December - remained a concern, Rossouw said.
  • Omg! Australian ministers, staff not allowed to sex

    Omg! Australian ministers, staff not allowed to sex

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    Turnbull called Joyce's actions a "shocking error of judgment", but he stopped short of directly calling for him to quit. Eager to draw a line under the scandal, Turnbull said he will change the ministerial conduct rules, new standards broadly similar to a ban on relationships between lawmakers and staffers adopted last week by US Congress.
  • Trump and allies vulnerable to Chinese tit for tat over trade

    Trump and allies vulnerable to Chinese tit for tat over trade

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    Mr Schott said most Chinese steel is blocked from entering the USA under existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures, with only about a million tonnes or maybe less going into the US. national security, under the seldom-used Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. IBD'S TAKE: After the Thursday, Feb. 1, market action - when the Dow Jones industrial average was still within 2% of its record high - IBD changed its market outlook to "uptrend under pressure" from ...
  • Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons

    Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons

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    France , like the United States, suspects the Syrian regime but says it does not yet have concrete evidence on the nature and origin of the attacks. "All chemical munitions and materials that Syria used to keep were handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and then destroyed on board ships in Western countries", he said at a news conference in Damascus.
  • South Portland high student arrested after alleged threats

    South Portland high student arrested after alleged threats

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    In light of the incidents in Florida and at Lanier High School, Martin encouraged parents, faculty and students to continue bringing concerns to administrators and thanked the people who provided the tip Thursday. "Due to their quick response to a suspicious situation, we were able to ensure the safety of our campus", Shafferman said in his statement. "I want to praise the individual who submitted the anonymous tip, our assistant principals and our school resource officer for their handling ...
  • UK's Johnson Concerned At Iran's Role In Confrontation With Israel

    UK's Johnson Concerned At Iran's Role In Confrontation With Israel

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    Following which, military experts had analyzed the footage released by the Israeli Defence Force ( IDF ) on Saturday night and said that the Iranian drone was called Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) whose design was based off a U.S. and Russian Federation. Up to now, Israel has been trying to avoid direct confrontation on this level with the Iranians. Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not allow Iran to establish a military presence on its northern border for any future attacks on ...
  • Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

    Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction

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    Iraq will receive billions of dollars in credit lines, loans and investment from Turkey, Gulf Arab allies, Europe and other countries, their representatives have announced at a conference to help Iraq rebuild after the devastating war against Islamic State.