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North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam North Korea used VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam
- March 08, 2018

The United States, Go said, may face a "dilemma" over whether to accept the North's reported offer for talks, but, in the end, it may pursue "exploratory talks" to hear directly how far North Korea is willing to disarm. He also promised to freeze nuclear missile tests during the dialogue, the South Korean official said. The meeting, to take place in Panmunjom, the truce village in the DMZ, will be the third between the leaders of North and South, but the first to take place in the DMZ ... (more...)
Schumer Highlights New York Projects In Infrastructure Plan Schumer Highlights New York Projects In Infrastructure Plan
- March 08, 2018

The plan calls for returning the individual tax rate on the highest earners to 39.6 percent from 37 percent. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, the state Senate leader who recently secured the California Democratic Party endorsement , is mounting an underdog challenge to the left of Feinstein in the 2018 midterm election. (more...)
How NPP-BJP edged out 'friendless' Congress How NPP-BJP edged out 'friendless' Congress
- March 08, 2018

Talking to reporters, HSPDP President Ardent Basaiawmoi said that the party campaigned for non-BJP, non-Congress government in Meghalaya. The party had emerged as the single largest party in Goa and Manipur in the Assembly elections held past year, but it was late off the blocks in the race to put together the necessary numbers, and was pipped to the post by the BJP. (more...)
Anthony Davis Hangs 41 Points and 13 Rebounds on the Clippers Anthony Davis Hangs 41 Points and 13 Rebounds on the Clippers
- March 08, 2018

The Pelicans were initially unfazed by Davis' injury, closing out the final 3 minutes, 4 seconds of the quarter on a 13-1 run without him to lead at halftime 67-52. Davis also tied a career-high by making four three-pointers. He's positioned himself as the definite MVP runner-up behind James Harden this season. (more...)
Betsy DeVos and Dwyane Wade visit site of Florida school shooting Betsy DeVos and Dwyane Wade visit site of Florida school shooting
- March 08, 2018

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act had its final approval by the Florida House of Representative and is on it's way to Governor Rick Scott's desk, to possibly become law. Repeated attempts to introduce a semi-automatic weapons ban in the bill failed in both the Senate and the House. In the days leading up to the vote , the NRA's Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer issued an " emergency alert " to members asking them to contact Republicans and demand they ... (more...)
Tiruchy cop kicks bike, kills pregnant woman riding pillion Tiruchy cop kicks bike, kills pregnant woman riding pillion
- March 08, 2018

She was three-months pregnant. According to the sources, Usha (30) and her husband Dharmaraj, both natives of Sulamangalam in Thanjavur, were on their way to Tiruchy when they were asked to stop by a police team conducting a routine vehicle check at Thiruverumbur. (more...)
Canada May Be Spared From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs, White House Suggests Canada May Be Spared From Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs, White House Suggests
- March 08, 2018

Mr Trump is planning to impose a 25 per cent tax on all imported steel, and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium. Adding to the tensions over the tariffs, Trump doubled down on China, which he accuses of unfair trade practices. "Gary has been my chief economic advisor and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again". (more...)
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Position Trimmed by Chesley Taft & Associates LLC Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Position Trimmed by Chesley Taft & Associates LLC
- March 08, 2018

It has a 18.74 P/E ratio. This segment also provides IoT services that support devices used in fleet management and telematics, energy, agricultural technology, and smart community markets; and wireless devices, such as smartphones and basic phones, tablets, and other Internet access devices. (more...)
Ready Player One Posters Pay Homage to Classic Films Ready Player One Posters Pay Homage to Classic Films
- March 08, 2018

Warner Bros. Has unveiled a new one-sheet art for " Ready Player One " which, like its trailers, echoes the '80s vibe. You can do it there. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. Bruce Berman will serve as executive producer. Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Amblin Production, a De Line Pictures Production, a Steven Spielberg Film, Ready Player One . (more...)
New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets in 4th ODI New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets in 4th ODI
- March 08, 2018

England's white-ball captain is unrepentant, however, about the attacking intent which fell flat after Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root raced to 267 for one in the 38th over of the fourth one-day global in Dunedin. "I'm really excited about joining Nottinghamshire as they return to Division One of the Specsavers County Championship, and I hope I can play an important part in helping them become re-established at the higher level". (more...)
Hafiz Saeed gets clearance for his political outfit Milli Muslim League Hafiz Saeed gets clearance for his political outfit Milli Muslim League
- March 08, 2018

On January 23, Saeed had moved the court seeking protection from his possible arrest by the federal and the state governments, under the alleged pressure from the USA and India. While, the United States has designated Saeed as a global terrorist and announced Dollars 10 million on his head. Hafiz Saeed announced in December, a few days after release from house arrest on 24 November, that his organisation will contest the 2018 elections. (more...)
Ambedkar statue vandalised in Meerut Ambedkar statue vandalised in Meerut
- March 08, 2018

The unrelenting vandalisation of statues belonging to political icons of various hues found its latest victim in Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar , whose idol was vandalised in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town today. The incident came to light hours after the Home Ministry sent an advisory to all states and Union territories to take strong action against anyone involved in the destruction of statues. (more...)
Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Discussions They Had with Special Counsel Trump Spoke to Witnesses About Discussions They Had with Special Counsel
- March 08, 2018

The New York Times was first to report the interactions between Trump and members of his team, including Priebus and White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II. O'Sullivan, a law professor at Georgetown University. Trump also asked his former chief of staff, Reince Priebus , how his interview with the special counsel investigators had gone and whether they had been 'nice'. (more...)
Trump won legal case against Stormy Daniels in arbitration: White House Trump won legal case against Stormy Daniels in arbitration: White House
- March 08, 2018

White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "I had a conversation with the president about this". Trump's spokesperson was questioned whether the president approved "of the payment that was made in October 2016 by his longtime lawyer and adviser Michael Cohen", to which Sanders replied, "This case has already been won in arbitration, and anything beyond that, I would refer you to the president's outside counsel". (more...)
Italy's election is the latest rebuke for Europe's flailing center-left Italy's election is the latest rebuke for Europe's flailing center-left
- March 08, 2018

By establishing a coalition before the vote he legitimised Matteo Salvini's Lega party, which hitherto was described as Far Right, and then lost to it: 18 percent to Salvini, 14 percent to Silvio. The election also highlights the anti-immigration sentiments that have arisen in Italy, especially from crossings over the Mediterranean. Both the League and 5-Star promoted free-spending policies on the campaign trail, and concerns that they might loosen the domestic purse strings if they took ... (more...)
Bureau of Meteorology staff investigated in AFP cryptocurrency probe Bureau of Meteorology staff investigated in AFP cryptocurrency probe
- March 08, 2018

The Bureau of Meteorology operates powerful IT infrastructure to allow it to crunch vast amounts of data for its complex climate modelling. The process of generating cryptocurrency - known as mining - is not illegal, but it is incredibly power hungry, thanks to the complex computational processes it requires. (more...)
Suspected US Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kills Key Pakistani Militants Suspected US Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kills Key Pakistani Militants
- March 08, 2018

But he would not say whether US drones or jet fighters bombed the militant compound. TTP has not commented on the reports. Pakistan intelligence sources have also confirmed the attack, saying missiles fired from a USA drone struck a facility where members of the extremist Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, were receiving training for suicide bombings. (more...)
Siddaramaiah unveils new Karnataka flag Siddaramaiah unveils new Karnataka flag
- March 08, 2018

Push for a separate state flag helped the Congress win over pro-Kannada organisations and Kannada voters and propel the image of BJP as a pro-Hindu party ahead of the elections . "Is there any provision in the Constitution which is prohibiting a state to have its own flag?" BJP leaders, including Shobha Karandlaje, had questioned it saying that Siddaramaiah was practising divisive politics. (more...)
NY Senate unveils several measures to improve school security NY Senate unveils several measures to improve school security
- March 08, 2018

The other Democratic bills would ban a person who has been deemed an "extreme risk protection order" by a court or a person who has been convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a firearm. But the gun and school safety matters appear, if Heastie was correct Tuesday, not to be on the table for talks this month as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers try to complete a 2018 spending plan by the March 31 deadline. (more...)
Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversations Trump asked witnesses about special counsel conversations
- March 08, 2018

Mr. Porter, who resigned last month amid a domestic abuse scandal, told Mr. McGahn the president had suggested he might "get rid of" Mr. McGahn if he chose not to challenge the article, the people briefed on the conversation said. The latest edition of the Times stirring the pot of the Russian collusion delusion is the revelation that Trump talked to Mueller investigators, twice. (more...)
Trump Says He May Travel to Israel for Embassy Move Trump Says He May Travel to Israel for Embassy Move
- March 08, 2018

Unlike the previous administration, which declined to veto a vehemently anti-Israel resolution as it headed for the exits, Haley proudly recalled that she had promised Israel that this sort of thing would never happen again - and it hasn't. (more...)
Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM for the 4th time Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM for the 4th time
- March 08, 2018

BJP's PDA partner Rio's Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), despite being in the driver's seat, despite being in the driver's seat, has three cabinet ministers and the post of chief minister. Another important aspect this time is that the then ruling NPF which won 26 of the 58 seats it contested, is going to be the largest ever opposition party in the history of Nagaland Legislative Assembly history. (more...)
Nor'easter could 'boom' with 'thundersnow' on Island Nor'easter could 'boom' with 'thundersnow' on Island
- March 08, 2018

Airports were also hit hard by the storm, with about 2,000 flights canceled in the NY area across JFK, Newark and LaGuardia, according to FlightAware . Parts of the state were especially at risk because nor'easter-driven wind last week left trees and utility poles vulnerable. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day and into Thursday morning, meaning more cancellations and delays are likely to follow. (more...)
Former Trump Aide Refuses Mueller Subpoena
- March 08, 2018

Even if they get this guy on the stand, even if he turns over all kinds of information about Donald Trump , he's already kind of destroyed his credibility to the point that I don't think Mueller's going to take anything that this nut job has to say very seriously. (more...)
International Women's Day to be celebrated in Toowoomba International Women's Day to be celebrated in Toowoomba
- March 08, 2018

We all stand to gain from improving equality in the workplace. The six short video clips encourage New Zealanders to voice their support for the budget bid which would see the midwifery-led maternity service, properly funded and resourced for the first time in more than a decade. (more...)
Sharply divided House debates school security, gun restrictions Sharply divided House debates school security, gun restrictions
- March 08, 2018

The most controversial measure in the bill allows school personnel who have completed a training program to serve as "school marshals" and carry firearms on school grounds through a voluntary opt-in program. House Democrats opposed the measure saying it will put more guns in schools. The main area of contention was a $67 million guardian program that would allow certain school personnel who are specially trained and certified by law enforcement to carry concealed weapons on campus to ... (more...)
Winter Storm Quinn Has Caused Thousands Of Flight Cancellations In The Northeast Winter Storm Quinn Has Caused Thousands Of Flight Cancellations In The Northeast
- March 08, 2018

It will be a messy mix of snow and rain moving into central New England during the next few hours, the National Weather Service said early Thursday. Coastal flooding is also a concern in the region, with a warning in effect fir eastern MA, the weather service said. (more...)
Serious Fraud Investigation Office grills PNB MD for 5 hours
- March 08, 2018

India's federal police, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has told a Mumbai court that the amount involving Modi's companies was likely to go up, according to the source and court filings, copies of which have been reviewed by Reuters . (more...)
PSL: Gladiators beat Sultans by two wickets PSL: Gladiators beat Sultans by two wickets
- March 08, 2018

Certainly being the hot favourite for PSL 2018 title along with Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans don't seem short of playing the Final in Karachi on March 25, even if they fail to go through the last hurdle successfully. Hasan Khan scores the match-winning six for Quetta Gladiators! Sohaib Maqsood scored highest 85 runs unbeaten in 42 balls. Liam Dowson took 1 wicket for Zalmi in the match and he was the economy bowler in the match for his team. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Asked Key Witnesses What They Talked About with Mueller Trump Reportedly Asked Key Witnesses What They Talked About with Mueller
- March 08, 2018

In January, the Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired previous year, but was stopped after McGahn threatened to resign rather than carry out Trump's order. McGahn refused, and Trump then tried to insist that he had never given the order at all. CBS News has also requested a comment from the White House. But Priebus, who is seeking to build a law practice as a Washington power broker who can open doors for clients, has maintained contact and occasionally visited the White ... (more...)

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