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NCAA Tournament: West Regional Preview NCAA Tournament: West Regional Preview
- March 12, 2018

Michigan , the 3-seed, didn't really turn the corner until mid-February and Gonzaga is the only one of the bunch that has any geographical ties to the region. The outright champions of the American Athletic Conference, the Bearcats are one of the nation's elite defensive teams and have many scoring options - making them a candidate to make a deep run in the big dance. (more...)
Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages
- March 12, 2018

The development has raised questions over the safety of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingyas due to be repatriated from neighbouring Bangladesh to Myanmar. "New bases are being erected to house the very same security forces that have committed crimes against humanity against Rohingya". The images also show new refugee reception centres surrounded by security fences and close to a heavy presence of military, raising concerns that Burma is preparing to restrict the freedom of Rohingya ... (more...)
Mexico vows United States steel tariff retaliation Mexico vows United States steel tariff retaliation
- March 12, 2018

Canada's largest private sector union, Unifor, said the exclusion of tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S.is simply a "stay of execution". The trilateral talks have gone on for six months with few signs of progress. "You don't have steel, you don't have a country". The developments Thursday cap a week of frenzied lobbying by Canada, and come after the seventh round of Nafta talks, which concluded Monday. (more...)
Trade groups say USA tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt Trade groups say USA tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt
- March 12, 2018

Discarding certain WTO rulings viewed by Washington as infringing on U.S. sovereignty was exactly what the Trump White House proposed in a new trade approach sent to the U.S. Moran issued a separate statement saying the tariffs could have a big impact on the Kansas economy in particular. The chief USA negotiator for autos returned to Washington after one day in Mexico City, effectively placing on hold any exchange of details on rules of origin, the sources said. (more...)
Trump wants fair NAFTA to avoid steel, aluminium tariffs Trump wants fair NAFTA to avoid steel, aluminium tariffs
- March 12, 2018

According to the analysis , the choice of broad-based tariffs would create a two-tiered market, because the US does not produce the same kinds of metals it imports. "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasted no times no time in attacking Trump's tariff proposal and Mexican officials have abruptly given up on efforts to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement , which is critical to companies tied ... (more...)
U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions U.S. may tie North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions to tariff exemptions
- March 12, 2018

In a full-page newspaper advert statement, Mexico's national steel chamber said Trump's exemptions created a risk that countries subjected to the USA tariffs would seek to export first to Mexico, and then north to take advantage of the rule. (more...)
EU, Japan push for tariff exemption EU, Japan push for tariff exemption
- March 12, 2018

But he exempted Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of excluding other allies. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said after meetings in Brussels that she got "no immediate clarity on the exact United States procedure for exemption", and that new talks are planned next week. (more...)
Israeli Army Draft Bill Spat Could Spark Early Elections Israeli Army Draft Bill Spat Could Spark Early Elections
- March 12, 2018

Earlier Sunday, the Likud accused Habayit Hayehudi party chairman Naftali Bennett of "working to undermine Netanyahu and taking care to arrange work for himself" after Bennett told the Ynet news site that in the event of early elections, Bennett would consider vying "head to head" with Netanyahu for the position of prime minister. (more...)
PM Explains Talks With US President Donald Trump Focused Mainly On Iran PM Explains Talks With US President Donald Trump Focused Mainly On Iran
- March 12, 2018

While Pence's announcement echoed President Trump's declaration that he had re-certified the deal in January "for the last time", the president later set a deadline of May 12 for negotiations between the U.S. "If I have a message for you today, it is a very simple one: We must stop Iran, we will stop Iran", he told the almost 18,000 people gathered to hear his remarks last week. (more...)
Hostile West Ham fans must stay away during final games, says Brooking Hostile West Ham fans must stay away during final games, says Brooking
- March 12, 2018

And hundreds of disgruntled fans gathered in front of the directors" box chanting "sack the board' forcing co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan to leave their seats early. Brooking said: "The next five home games look pretty bleak because there is no way the team will be able to play and get the points to stay up under that sort of atmosphere - it's impossible". (more...)
United Kingdom stance on Irish border threatens to stall Brexit talks: Tusk
- March 12, 2018

Rather than adopting an existing model such as membership of the European Economic Area or the European Free Trade Association (the so-called Norway model) or looking to replicate a Canada-style Free Trade Agreement, the United Kingdom will continue to press for a bespoke deal which is tailored for United Kingdom interests. (more...)
Trump says 2020 slogan is 'Keep America great!' Trump says 2020 slogan is 'Keep America great!'
- March 12, 2018

He also avoids criticizing Trump. At one point he began rehashing the 2016 election, as he does. "Do me a favor", he said to the large crowd gathered in a hangar at the Pittsburgh airport. Asked whether he agreed with his wife about the importance of a solution for DACA recipients, he hesitated for a beat and said that, yes, he thinks some recipients deserve a path to citizenship. (more...)
Here Is A Printable 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Here Is A Printable 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket
- March 12, 2018

This marks the 38th appearance all-time appearance for the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament and fourth time they have earned the No. 1 seed. Azubuike is their only rim protector, and his presence is even more valuable when you consider KU's struggles defending the perimeter. (more...)
Neymar urged to stay at Paris Saint-Germain by defender Marquinhos Neymar urged to stay at Paris Saint-Germain by defender Marquinhos
- March 12, 2018

There was a moment in the second half in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium three weeks ago with the score tied 1-1 that PSG looked the more likely winners, but a fearless double substitution by Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane , who brought Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez into the game, totally changed the dynamic of the first leg and also the entire tie as two late goals gave Madrid a 3-1 first leg win. (more...)
Cardi B's Debut Album Due 'in April - Stay Tuned, Motherf-ers' Cardi B's Debut Album Due 'in April - Stay Tuned, Motherf-ers'
- March 12, 2018

Camila also revealed that the track is close to her heart for another personal reason: "My grandmother loves that song!" "I have songs stashed up". "These ain't it. CAMILA CABELLO was pretty in pink - sunglasses, elbow-length gloves, gown and thigh-high boots - for a spectacular '30s HOLLYWOOD-style production number with YOUNG THUG for her huge hit, "HAVANA". (more...)
Cleveland Browns' trades stunned National Football League teams
- March 12, 2018

All in a day's work. They had an NFL-high 28 interceptions overall. Thomas, 33, was selected by Cleveland with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. But he also sat out the final two games with a mysterious knee injury that led some to wonder if he could have played through the injury. The Titans signed Searcy in 2015, and he started 33 of 45 games. (more...)
Trump gun plan to include provisions 'hardening' schools Trump gun plan to include provisions 'hardening' schools
- March 12, 2018

The Trump plan also calls for reviews to determine if changes are needed to improve coordination between mental health professionals and school officials or law enforcement. The Wall Street Journal previously reported some of the details of the expected announcement, citing White House officials who had been briefed on the proposal. (more...)
Lightning Strikes, Kills 16 In Rwanda Church Lightning Strikes, Kills 16 In Rwanda Church
- March 12, 2018

Lightning strikes are common in the mountainous and hilly regions of Rwanda, but the two latest incidents come two weeks after Rwandan officials closed over 700 churches for violations of noise pollution regulations and failure to comply with building codes. (more...)
Ireland tops Scotland to clinch 6N title Ireland tops Scotland to clinch 6N title
- March 12, 2018

Ireland and Leinster talisman Johnny Sexton is said to be glowing in his praise for Lancaster's coaching know-how. If Ireland win in London they will secure the third Grand Slam in their history, following previous triumphs in 1948 and 2009. (more...)
Hope Hicks Told House Panel of Hacked Email Account Hope Hicks Told House Panel of Hacked Email Account
- March 12, 2018

Hicks, 29, who has been a Trump aide since shortly after he announced his Republican candidacy in 2015, resigned from the post the day after testifying for almost nine hours before the panel. Her resignation came a day after she testified for eight hours before the House Intelligence Committee, telling the panel that in her job, she had occasionally been required to tell white lies but had never lied about anything connected to the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 ... (more...)
White House demands age restriction on weapon sales White House demands age restriction on weapon sales
- March 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The White House said Sunday that the federal government will help provide "rigorous firearms training" for qualified volunteer school personnel as part of a package of policy changes he will propose after the February 14 mass shooting at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (more...)
A look at what's ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit A look at what's ahead in a landmark Trump-Kim summit
- March 12, 2018

After a year of threats and diatribes, U.S. President Donald Trump and third-generation North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet face-to-face for talks about the North's nuclear program. It has also, from the US point of view, repeatedly cheated on past nuclear deals. Trump has derided Kim as a "maniac", referred to him as "little rocket man" and threatened in a speech previous year to "totally destroy" North Korea, a country of 26 million people, if it attacked the United ... (more...)
Maxine Waters: Stormy Daniels will 'get' Trump if Mueller investigation doesn't Maxine Waters: Stormy Daniels will 'get' Trump if Mueller investigation doesn't
- March 12, 2018

Although Waters shared why she thinks Trump will be impeached, the president did not explain why he thinks Waters has a low IQ . Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed President Trump's stump speech personal attacks as merely "funny" campaign cracks. (more...)
Trump, Ryan face off in GOP clash over tariffs Trump, Ryan face off in GOP clash over tariffs
- March 12, 2018

Slapping aluminum and steel imports with tariffs of this magnitude is misguided. Betras mourned that "national Democrats have the audacity to give the president shit on that, and they think it's going to resonate". A statement from Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady applauded Trump for exempting Canada and Mexico, but reminds him that Congress "has constitutional authority over trade with foreign nations", even if that authority was previously ceded to the president. (more...)
Trump Set to Impose Steel Tariffs Amid Threats of Retaliation
- March 12, 2018

Other American allies could use a similar system to ask for an exemption, he said . Sources familiar with Trump's plans say he is expected to tour the US-Mexico border to look at border wall prototypes in the San Diego area. Trump had applied pressure on his staff to complete the tariffs before the end of this week, hoping the announcement can help him rally voters behind the Republican candidate in a Pennsylvania special election next week in the state's 18th Congressional District. (more...)
Helicopter down in the East River, officials say Helicopter down in the East River, officials say
- March 12, 2018

First responders were deployed to the scene where rescues were underway, The New York Times reported. "It couldn't have been any longer than 5 minutes". Reports have put the number of people on the Eurocopter AS350 chopper at between one and six. Drivers should avoid northbound travel on FDR Drive until further notice. (more...)
Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours
- March 12, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) and Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko take part in a meeting with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom to discuss steel overcapacity, in Brussels, Belgium March 10, 2018. (more...)
Trump praises drug-dealer death penalty at political rally Trump praises drug-dealer death penalty at political rally
- March 12, 2018

Tim Murphy since 2002, until he resigned past year after allegations that the anti-abortion congressman encouraged his mistress to have one. Murphy, an eight-term congressman who had union support, never had a close election and had no Democratic challenger in his last two elections. (more...)
Mnuchin: US in talks with countries seeking tariff exemptions Mnuchin: US in talks with countries seeking tariff exemptions
- March 12, 2018

Stressing the need for "flexibility" while protecting the country's national security, Trump also said that other countries could negotiate bilaterally with the United States to get exemptions and reductions in their tariff rates. Employment in the sector does, however, remain well below pre-crisis levels. The proclamation also notes how closely linked the United States, Canada and Mexico are, both economically and in terms of proximity. (more...)
Trade groups say U.S. tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt Trade groups say U.S. tariffs on aluminum, steel will hurt
- March 12, 2018

It recognized the complex, integrated economies of all three trade partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), and the damage a 25% import tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum imports into the USA would cause all three nations. (more...)

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