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Mexico trade minister mulls Washington meeting with Ross Mexico trade minister mulls Washington meeting with Ross
- March 02, 2018

A report from Politico says the outcome of the North American Freee Trade Agreement talks in Mexico could hinge on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Speaking of Mexico, the planned meeting between President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Washington , D.C., was canceled after the two leaders clashed on the phone recently. (more...)
Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham
- March 02, 2018

Capitol on February 28 and March 1. Son Franklin Graham, who's also an evangelist, will give the message at the service, which will include remarks from Billy Graham's four other children - Virginia "Gigi" Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Ruth Graham and Ned Graham. (more...)
Jared Kushner No Longer Has Top Secret Security Clearance Jared Kushner No Longer Has Top Secret Security Clearance
- March 02, 2018

Christine Taylor, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, said Kushner's White House position has no impact with the company's affairs with financial institutions. "H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, learned that Kushner had contacts with foreign officials that he did not coordinate through the National Security Council or officially report". (more...)
Rifle-toting couples blessed in weird church ceremony Rifle-toting couples blessed in weird church ceremony
- March 02, 2018

Two weeks after the deadly school shooting in Florida, a church in Wayne County is making national headlines. Some of the Unification Sanctuary church members also wore crowns of bullets. Worshippers at the church think the AR-15 - which could soon be banned from sale - represents the " rod of iron " mentioned in the book of Revelation. (more...)
Lawsuit claims Google failed to prevent sexual harassment Lawsuit claims Google failed to prevent sexual harassment
- March 02, 2018

The software engineer joined the firm in 2008 and was a rising star at Google according to the lawsuit . At one point shortly before she was sacked, Lee says she returned to her desk to find a male coworker lurking underneath. After the complaint, her co-workers also refused to approve the code she wrote, and stalled her projects, leading to her being labelled a "poor performer", according to the lawsuit. (more...)
Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki split up after 20 years Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki split up after 20 years
- March 02, 2018

The couple also went vegan together , leading to Alicia's second career as a cookbook author. Jarecki, the frontman for punk band S.T.U.N., shares 6-year-old son, Bear Blue, with Silverstone . "And somehow, even cleaning the kitchen (constantly) and doing laundry here is fun", she shared alongside a gallery of images from their trip. Only close friends and family witnessed the couple exchange wedding vows while barefoot on the beach. (more...)
Egypt increases number of soldiers in Sinai, with Israel's blessing Egypt increases number of soldiers in Sinai, with Israel's blessing
- March 02, 2018

This number is greater than those set out in the terms of the 1979 peace agreements between Egypt and Israel, yet ISIS is seen by Israel as a common foe, and so "Whenever they [the Egyptians] ask, we consider it", said a high ranking Israeli source quoted in the story. (more...)
United States slaps fresh tariffs on Chinese aluminium United States slaps fresh tariffs on Chinese aluminium
- March 02, 2018

All other producers in China will be given 18.56 percent. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make final determinations in the anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases April 12, after which - should it rule in the affirmative - anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders would be issued April 19. (more...)
Strong to damaging winds expected across McDowell tonight through Saturday morning Strong to damaging winds expected across McDowell tonight through Saturday morning
- March 02, 2018

A cold front approaching central North Carolina from the west on Thursday is expected to bring strong and possibly damaging wind, with 40 miles per hour gusts. Aside from the wind issue Friday , highs will be right around 60° with overnight lows in the chilly 20s and 30s from Friday through the weekend and the sun will stick around just as long. (more...)
India hails Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer on Taliban talks India hails Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer on Taliban talks
- March 02, 2018

Ghani said the peace process, and a ceasefire must be agreed upon with the Taliban. It appears that this reality has dawned upon Kabul and Washington many years later and that too because Taliban still control over 60% of Afghanistan and it is hard to wipe them out from Afghan scene through use of force. (more...)
Deadly blast of Siberian weather keeps Europe in deep freeze Deadly blast of Siberian weather keeps Europe in deep freeze
- March 02, 2018

Snow and freezing temperatures have battered Britain over the past few days with the so-called Beast from the East weather system blowing in from Europe. Parts of eastern Britain have seen up to 10 cm of snow this week and temperatures could fall toward minus 10 Celsius in some rural areas, Britain's weather service said. (more...)
Trump to tap former GM executive as ambassador to Mexico Trump to tap former GM executive as ambassador to Mexico
- March 02, 2018

Appointed by former President Barack Obama , Jacobson became ambassador to Mexico in May 2016, after serving as the State Department's Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Jacobson was a member of the State Department's civil service, not the foreign service, from which ambassadors are typically drawn. Jacobson joins the ranks of high-profile figures who recently stepped down from the State Department. (more...)
Coach won't recruit Colorado players because of 'trouble passing our drug test' Coach won't recruit Colorado players because of 'trouble passing our drug test'
- March 02, 2018

Allan Dyer, the student's former high school baseball coach, told the Houston Chronicle he was "shocked" by Jeffcoat's email. Jeffcoat, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, was sacked for "his remarks as well as the NAIA violations under his watch", university president Fred Slabach told reporters Thursday. (more...)
Allonzo Trier: Cleared by NCAA, will play Thursday Allonzo Trier: Cleared by NCAA, will play Thursday
- March 02, 2018

Trier was declared ineligible by the NCAA following a failed drug test in January. Arizona appealed the decision and won. Trier previously tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug in September of 2016 and missed the first two months on Arizona's 2016-17 season. (more...)
Plan B sanctions on N Korea very unfortunate for world, warns Trump Plan B sanctions on N Korea very unfortunate for world, warns Trump
- March 02, 2018

USA officials worry meanwhile that North Korea is luring Moon into talks that are created to go nowhere. Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of "maximum pressure" created to force North Korea to roll back its weapons programs. (more...)
France's Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS photos France's Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS photos
- March 02, 2018

Le Pen, who became a face of the populist wave in France amid a series of radical Islamist attacks, tweeted the gruesome pictures just weeks after the Paris terror attacks that left 130 people dead. She told AFP : "I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh", "In other countries this would have earned me a medal". In one high-profile investigation, she and the party were given preliminary charges past year over accusations that they used European Parliament aides for ... (more...)
Why Pakistan on FATF list is no reason for India to rejoice Why Pakistan on FATF list is no reason for India to rejoice
- March 02, 2018

The U.S. motion to place Pakistan on the FATF "grey list" of nations with weak terrorist-financing controls was co-sponsored by Britain, Germany and France. He said that Washington did not seem genuinely eager to see Pakistan boost its terrorist financing regulations and was instead bent on humiliating the country. (more...)
Amazon and Brexit Take Toll as Toys 'R' Us UK, Maplin Fail Amazon and Brexit Take Toll as Toys 'R' Us UK, Maplin Fail
- March 02, 2018

In addition, falling consumer spending, soaring inflation and competition from online rivals have dented performance in recent years. An Irish Toys R Us franchise with outlets in Dublin and Limerick closed in 2016. While the shops remain open for the time being, Toys "R" Us and Maplin join a growing list of retail failures that includes department-store chain BHS and clothier Austin Reed. (more...)
Suffolk University/USA Today Poll: Russian election meddling a concern Suffolk University/USA Today Poll: Russian election meddling a concern
- March 02, 2018

As Fox Business was first to report on Tuesday, investigators are also inquiring about the president's dealings with various Russian business people and what witnesses knew about Trump's decision- making process when he officially decided during a raucous press conference at Trump Tower in New York City to run. (more...)
Russia's Olympic membership restored by IOC after doping ban Russia's Olympic membership restored by IOC after doping ban
- March 02, 2018

But the IOC said Wednesday that all remaining test results were negative, clearing the path for Russia's return to the Olympic fold. "For us today's decision by the International Olympic Committee is very important". The worldwide organization made this known in a statement released this afternoon on its website after its anti-doping arm which tests athletes for drug cheats cleared Russian athletes of further doping offence. (more...)
Hope Hicks Resigns from the Trump White House Hope Hicks Resigns from the Trump White House
- March 02, 2018

On Tuesday she spent more than eight hours testifying before the House Intelligence Committee , during which said she had occasionally told " white lies " on the job, though making clear that she had never been dishonest about anything related to the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. (more...)
Aftershocks feared as troops respond to major earthquake in Papua New Guinea Aftershocks feared as troops respond to major earthquake in Papua New Guinea
- March 02, 2018

Both Oil Search and ExxonMobil said there were no reports of any injuries to their staff, and ExxonMobil said its staff was accounted for and safe. Earlier, Catholic priest Father Pius Hal told the Papua New Guinea Today website two children of a local government leader were among five killed by quake-triggered landslips in Mendi town. (more...)
Four Days After Death, A Tweet From Sridevi? Four Days After Death, A Tweet From Sridevi?
- March 02, 2018

The "2 States" fame, who canceled his shoot of "Namaste England" to be with his father Boney Kapoor in Dubai and then back in India as they brought back Sridevi's mortal remains. With flowers in their hands and a prayer for their screen idol on their lips, thousands of fans filed past the body at the hall to pay their last respects. (more...)
Madhya Pradesh By-Elections Results: Congress Takes Lead As BJP Follows Closely Behind Madhya Pradesh By-Elections Results: Congress Takes Lead As BJP Follows Closely Behind
- March 02, 2018

Despite high-voltage campaigning, BJP candidates weren't able to perform well in the polls. Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav is leading in Kolaras assembly seat where counting of votes is still underway. Overall BJP took lead in almost 50% counting rounds in Mungaoli. A total of 13 candidates are in fray in Mungaoli while 22 candidates are contesting in Kolaras. (more...)
Body found identified as missing mother Body found identified as missing mother
- March 02, 2018

John had a boyfriend at the time". Family members tell the station they believe St. John went to her vehicle and was confronted by someone who she struggled with. John and her children after receiving a call that the mother had not shown up to work that day and he found the door to the home open, according to officials. (more...)
European Union gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content European Union gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content
- March 02, 2018

The European Commission said on Thursday that internet firms should be ready to remove extremist content within an hour of being notified and recommended measures they should take to stop its proliferation. Proactive measures, especially in combination with such automated filtering methods, run counter to recent jurisprudence from the EU Court of Justice and national courts, the group said . (more...)
2222 terrorists 'neutralized' in Syria's Afrin region — Turkish military 2222 terrorists 'neutralized' in Syria's Afrin region — Turkish military
- March 02, 2018

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said his government has not been heard regarding the Czech court ruling. Relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies would suffer, he added. Muslim was detained at the Marriott Hotel where he was staying a few hours after the conference ended. "The PKK, the YPG, the PYD are all the same". (more...)
Ukraine welcomes Stockholm court ruling on gas transit dispute with Russian Federation Ukraine welcomes Stockholm court ruling on gas transit dispute with Russian Federation
- March 02, 2018

Following the consideration of both cases, Gazprom owes the Ukrainian company $2.56 billion, while the Ukrainian company owes nothing. Since the court previously ordered Naftogaz to pay Gazprom for gas supply arrears, the net payment Gazprom will have to make to Ukraine is $2.56 billion, Osmolovska said . (more...)
Newton, Miami stun UNC at buzzer Newton, Miami stun UNC at buzzer
- March 02, 2018

Hurricane Ja'Quan Newtown wasn't interested in overtime, however, and with 4.1 ticks on the clock, Newtown took the inbound up the right sideline and canned an absolutely insane forty-foot jump shot to take every bit of air out of the Smith Center and ruin Theo and Berry's final game in Chapel Hill. (more...)
Unconquering the nation: EFF MPs forge ahead with land expropriation motion Unconquering the nation: EFF MPs forge ahead with land expropriation motion
- March 02, 2018

The decision just comes two weeks after the inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who promised to hasten the process of land redistribution during his term. Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee will report back to lawmakers on changes the constitution by August 30. On Tuesday, during parliament's debate on land expropriation without compensation, Malema warned the DA that the EFF would sponsor a motion of no confidence against Trollip. (more...)

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