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Saudi Arabia signs warplane deal with United Kingdom during crown prince visit Saudi Arabia signs warplane deal with United Kingdom during crown prince visit
- March 11, 2018

Britain agreed on Friday to finalise talks with Saudi Arabia on the purchase of 48 Typhoon aircraft, the fighter jet's maker BAE Systems said. "This is a positive step towards agreeing a contract for our valued partner". Following the talks, a Downing Street spokeswoman said May "welcomed recent reforms in Saudi Arabia , including on women" and had raised the UK's "deep concerns" at the humanitarian situation in Yemen . (more...)
Taliban attacks Afghan soldiers in Farah, killing at least 24 Taliban attacks Afghan soldiers in Farah, killing at least 24
- March 11, 2018

At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban attacked their outpost in western province of Farah overnight, local Ariana News TV reported on Saturday. "Currently, the security and defense forces are engaged in 13 offensives against the terrorists in 10 provinces of the country while the commando forces have conducted 29 separate offensives in different provinces", he said. (more...)
Nicholas Kristof: Trump's North Korea gamble Nicholas Kristof: Trump's North Korea gamble
- March 11, 2018

Japan plans to cover most of the initial costs of 350 million to 400 million yen thought to be needed to finance inspections of the North Korean nuclear complex in Yongbyon, which includes a uranium enrichment plant, reactor and spent fuel reprocessing facility, according to the officials. (more...)
Trump urges support for GOP House candidate Trump urges support for GOP House candidate
- March 11, 2018

Trump said he recently asked the president of Singapore if that country has a drug problem. He said countries like Singapore have fewer issues with drug addiction because of how much more harshly they punish their dealers. The president also noted that Lamb and Saccone both have endorsed his new tariffs on steel and aluminum. He said he would welcome a battle against another television celebrity who has been a fantasy candidate for Democrats: Oprah Winfrey. (more...)
Rick Pitino, bitter at Louisville's 'board of traitors,' wants back into coaching Rick Pitino, bitter at Louisville's 'board of traitors,' wants back into coaching
- March 11, 2018

While Pitino's success on the court speaks for itself, this could be seen as an extremely risky hire after he was sacked from Louisville due to, among many things, the payment of recruits and hiring of prostitutes to entertain prospects. "Every night I go to bed, I'm bitter at the USA attorney's office and at the "board of traitors" at Louisville", Pitino said. "The level doesn't matter to me", he told ESPN. (more...)
Trump says goodbye to 'globalist' economic adviser Gary Cohn Trump says goodbye to 'globalist' economic adviser Gary Cohn
- March 11, 2018

Levitt said that if Democrats are able to win a majority in at least one branch of Congress, it could reduce uncertainty by checking Trump's attempts to implement protectionist policies. Cohn, who had been rumoured just weeks ago as a potential next Chief of Staff, will leave the White House in the coming weeks, CNN reported. "People focus on the President, as they should, because the President's the single most important person", he had told TVNZ. (more...)
China metal producers urge Beijing to retaliate on U.S. tariffs China metal producers urge Beijing to retaliate on U.S. tariffs
- March 11, 2018

While steel and aluminum manufacturers cheered the tariffs that Trump formally implemented Thursday, other manufacturers have howled that higher prices for those raw materials would spark price hikes for consumers. This put January up 16.2 percent over January of 2017, with exports trailing imports. The people briefed on the plans say all countries affected by the tariffs are being invited to negotiate for exemptions, if they can address the threat their exports pose to the U.S. (more...)
Trump to discuss 'violent video-game exposure' with industry leaders Trump to discuss 'violent video-game exposure' with industry leaders
- March 11, 2018

The White House already has hinted at sustained, broader scrutiny still to come. Melissa Henson, spokeswoman for Parents Television Council , said Trump started off the meeting with a montage of clips showing violence in a variety of video games . (more...)
Dennis Rodman Praises Donald Trump for Decision to Meet with Kim Jong Dennis Rodman Praises Donald Trump for Decision to Meet with Kim Jong
- March 11, 2018

In the first months of his presidency, Donald Trump played the Chinese paper to push North Korea and approached the Japanese Prime Minister, Sino Ampe, giving the impression that South Korea's President Mou Jie-in was on the sidelines. However, since the election of Trab, the State Department has lost a number of specialists in the North Korea file, while Washington's new ambassador to Seoul has not yet been appointed. (more...)
Defiant Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United following win over rivals Liverpool
- March 11, 2018

Manchester United are looking to win the Champions League for the first time since 2008 when the Red Devils beat Chelsea FC on penalties. "But you can't cross the line and come on the pitch", West Ham manager David Moyes said. You can say we deserved it because we were good enough around situations, but we caused United a lot of problems. In the North East, Newcastle United secured a 3-0 victory over Southampton to move five points clear of the bottom three, piling the pressure on Saints ... (more...)
Worldwide search for person of interest in homicide investigation Worldwide search for person of interest in homicide investigation
- March 11, 2018

In a press release, police said during an autopsy conducted at Lourdes hospital, Anderson's cause of death was ruled a homicide. City detectives are being assisted by Binghamton University police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York/New Jersey Port Authority police and police in Nassau County. (more...)
Miami nightclub shut down for shocking horse stunt Miami nightclub shut down for shocking horse stunt
- March 11, 2018

The videos posted on multiple accounts showed two people riding a white horse onto the dancefloor before the horse grew aggravated and bucked them off. " I fully support the immediate actions taken by the City Manager and his staff to ensure that this is remedied quickly ". Similarly, the Miami Beach Police have launched an investigation into animal cruelty charges. (more...)
How Tax Cuts Led To West Virginia's Massive Teacher Strike How Tax Cuts Led To West Virginia's Massive Teacher Strike
- March 11, 2018

Senate Republicans have repeatedly emphasized exercising restraint with state spending, while agreeing that teachers and West Virginia's other public workers are all underpaid. The amendment was approved on a 9-8 committee vote. West Virginia Association of School Administrators President Gary Price, the superintendent of schools in Marion County, said the only way to get the teachers and school service personnel back on the job was for the Senate to pass the five percent bill. (more...)
No Brexit progress without Irish border solution — EU's Tusk No Brexit progress without Irish border solution — EU's Tusk
- March 11, 2018

Discussions over the relationship are set to intensify over the coming months and are earmarked to conclude by the fall to give parliaments time to assess any deal. On the issue of the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Mr Johnson said it "will be possible to have very, very minimal controls at the border". (more...)
Massive forest fire breaks out in Tamil Nadu, 20 students trapped Massive forest fire breaks out in Tamil Nadu, 20 students trapped
- March 11, 2018

At least 20 students are reportedly trapped in the fire. Responding to a request from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami , Sitharaman said,"Just now I have spoken to District Collector". Conservator of forests, Madurai circle, R K Jegania said that the students from the college had not obtained permission for trekking, according to a Times of India report. (more...)
Trump met with Clinton's impeachment lawyer to assist in Russian Federation probe Trump met with Clinton's impeachment lawyer to assist in Russian Federation probe
- March 11, 2018

No agreement has been reached but the overtures to Flood indicate that Trump feels the need to beef up his legal team amid the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . In addition to defending Clinton at the most precarious moment of his political life, Flood has represented former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney . (more...)
Huge Voter Turnout For State's Primaries Huge Voter Turnout For State's Primaries
- March 11, 2018

Texas still runs red after Tuesday's primaries and days of media speculation that there would be more competition from Democratic nominees. He added that he didn't think that was likely. Their party, however, has emerged winless in statewide races for governor and U.S. senator for more than 20 years, and they face long odds this November of ousting Republicans such as U.S. (more...)
Hope Hicks told House intel committee her email was hacked Hope Hicks told House intel committee her email was hacked
- March 11, 2018

In her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last week, outgoing White House Communications Director Hope Hicks said one of her email accounts had been hacked, a committee source familiar with Hicks' testimony confirms to CBS News . (more...)
More countries want to be exempt from Trump's tariffs More countries want to be exempt from Trump's tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Beyond imposing retaliatory tariffs on USA goods, the EU is prepared to file a case at the World Trade Organization against the Trump administration in cooperation with other countries and to introduce "safeguard" measures to prevent steel shipments from other parts of the world to America from being diverted to the European market and flooding it. (more...)
China not trying to 'replace America' says FM China not trying to 'replace America' says FM
- March 11, 2018

It has already reduced steel exports to the U.S.to a trickle, and while aluminium shipments account for around 10 percent of its total global exports of the metal, the number is still small compared with China's total exports, according to ING economist Iris Pang. (more...)
Police investigating malicious 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters sent around UK Police investigating malicious 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters sent around UK
- March 11, 2018

Tell MAMA , a project that supports Muslims against hate incidents in the United Kingdom, have urged the receivers to report the letter to the police. It was posted yesterday. "I think it has been sent out by a group with the intent of alarming people and to stir up racial hatred", he told The Telegraph . (more...)
First Alert Forecast: Rain likely for Sunday and Monday First Alert Forecast: Rain likely for Sunday and Monday
- March 11, 2018

That's why a Winter Storm Warning is out for Yancey and Mitchell counties, while Buncombe, Haywood, Swain and Madison counties are under Winter Weather Advisories until Monday night where accumulating snow is most likely. The high will be near 52 degrees. Highs by the afternoon on Monday will reach near 40, which will help melt whatever snow fell during that morning. With clouds and rain hanging over us temperatures won't move around much this weekend. (more...)
Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Trump embraced multiple aspects of the gun control agenda . The letter from Republican lawmakers cites "deep concern" about the tariff's potential effects on USA business and consumers: "Because tariffs are taxes that make US businesses less competitive and US consumers poorer, any tariffs that are imposed should be created to address specific distortions caused by unfair trade practices". (more...)
SunBelt-Georgia Southern-Georgia St,151 SunBelt-Georgia Southern-Georgia St,151
- March 11, 2018

Quan Jackson collected 10 points, five rebounds and three steals. Jordon Varnado scored 15 points and added nine rebounds to lead the Trojans, while Wesley Person added 14. "We've had a tremendous rivalry with Georgia State", head coach Phil Cunningham said. After a Panther timeout, State inbounded the ball from their sideline. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Not Running for President, Unless She Does Elizabeth Warren Not Running for President, Unless She Does
- March 11, 2018

She added: "I went to speak to Native American leaders and I made a promise to them, that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to try to attack me, I'm going to try to use it as a chance to lift up their stories". (more...)
Amber Alert issued Saturday for missing woman and baby in Oklahoma City Amber Alert issued Saturday for missing woman and baby in Oklahoma City
- March 11, 2018

KOTV reports that the mother told police she received messages from Minjarez that she would never see the child again. She wore a black jacket and gray.It is not known what the baby wore. Authorities also discovered the body of a child, believed to be Jody, in the residence where Minjarez was located, police say. Anyone who sees them should call 911, police report. (more...)
Jeff Flake Aims to Nullify Trump Tariffs Jeff Flake Aims to Nullify Trump Tariffs
- March 11, 2018

That official stated that if the one military grade producing smelter were to shut down, the US would be forced to buy this material from China or the Middle East. Ryan said he would continue to urge the president to focus the tariffs only on countries that violate trade law, like China. Johnson said he expected Trump's action, which takes effect in 15 days, to be challenged in court. (more...)
Turkish forces, FSA clear 13 more villages from YPG, Afrin within eyesight Turkish forces, FSA clear 13 more villages from YPG, Afrin within eyesight
- March 11, 2018

The latest advancements of Turkish troops and FSA fighters brought the front line only two kilometers away from Afrin's town center. They successfully captured the Brigade 135 military base from Kurdish forces, both Abdel Rahman and an AFP correspondent embedded with the rebel groups said. (more...)
Australia to Secure Exemption from US Tariffs Australia to Secure Exemption from US Tariffs
- March 11, 2018

However, Trump indicated that the Australian could be the third country. "Thank you for confirming new tariffs won't have to be imposed on Australian steel & aluminum - good for jobs in Australia and in US!", Turnbull said on Twitter. "This is a very important matter for Australia, it's also a very important principle", she said. Mr Ciobo said that "we are in choppy waters" in terms of the global trade environment. (more...)
FIR Against Bihar BJP state President Nityanand Rai FIR Against Bihar BJP state President Nityanand Rai
- March 11, 2018

The BJP-JD (U) alliance has been out to win back Araria from the RJD, which won the seat in the 2014 general elections. "But, if our candidate Pradip (Singh) wins, this place will become a hub of patriots and nationalists", Rai had said. Interestingly, Sarfaraz Alam was BJP ally Janata Dal United's legislator till last month when he quit the party and then joined the RJD to contest the by-election. (more...)

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