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S. Korea, US sign deal on Seoul paying more for US military
AP, Seoul
South Korea and the U.S. on Friday formally signed a deal on Seoul's increased payment for the U.S. troop deployment, amid worries about the future of the countries' decades-long military alliance.
President Donald Trump earlier pressured Seoul to increase its share, triggering concerns in South Korea that he might withdraw some of the 28,500 U.S. troops here if Seoul refused to accept his demand. Experts say Trump will likely again apply pressure when the two countries meet in coming months to determine Seoul's contribution next year.

N Ireland voters want a soft Brexit: Poll
Reuters, Dublin
Voters in Northern Ireland want the softest possible Brexit and would prefer checks on goods traveling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland rather than checks on the Irish border, a poll for the Irish Times showed on Friday.
A significant majority, 67 percent, support a Brexit in which the United Kingdom stays in the EU's single market and customs union, so avoiding the need for checks anywhere, the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showed.

Finland's center-right government resigns
AP, Copenhagen
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila's center-right government resigned Friday after failing to push through a planned social and health reform.
"I take the responsibility for the failure. It has been a huge disappointment to me," Sipila told a news conference, according to public broadcaster YLE. He added that the reform "had been one of our most important projects."

Ukrainian presidential ballot to have 39 names
AP, Minsk
The ballot for Ukraine's presidential election will include 39 candidates, a marginally slimmer field after five contenders dropped out in recent days. The final candidates' list for the March 31 vote was announced Friday by the central elections commission. Opinion polls suggest that no candidate is likely to get anywhere close to the 50 percent of the votes needed to win in a first round.

US cancels award to journalist over her criticism of Trump
Reuters, Washington:
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it erred in notifying a Finnish journalist she was a finalist for an award recognising courageous women, but it characterized as "speculation" a report that the prize was rescinded over her criticism of President Donald Trump. "What I would say is that we made a mistake. This was a regrettable error," State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told a briefing when asked about a report in Foreign Policy.

magazine that the award to Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro had been withdrawn.

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England, France win big, Portugal held as Euro defense opens


AP, London :Big and slick wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals ...

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Serena survives scare to advance in Miami


AFP, Miami :Serena Williams survived an "irresponsible" second set lapse on Friday to see off Sweden's Rebecca Peterson 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in her second-round opener of the WTA and ATP Miami Open."I wasn't really happy with my performance," admitted the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who is playing in just her ...

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Pope replaces Santiago bishop after abuse cover-up claims


Reuters, Vatican City :Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago and the highest ranking member of the Catholic Church in Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal.A Vatican statement on Saturday said the pope had named Bishop Celestino ...

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May makes final push for Brexit deal with new timetable


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Modernise the railways and make it corruption-free


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Prince Charles heads to Cuba amid US tensions


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US beat Ecuador 1-0 in int’l friendly soccer


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Trinidad and Tobago's Aubrey David (left) and Wales' Ryan Hedges battle for the ball during the International Friendly soccer match between Wales and Trinidad and Tobago, at the Racecourse Ground, in Wrexham, Wales on Wednesday.


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Deepika Padukone checks all ticks in list over a week


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Holi festival celebrated with enthusiasm, fanfare


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