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Betsy DeVos: States should consider letting teachers carry guns in classroom Betsy DeVos: States should consider letting teachers carry guns in classroom
- March 12, 2018

On Sunday night, she told Lesley Stahl of " 60 Minutes " that she's " more misunderstood than anything ". Her comments came after President Trump suggested states consider allowing highly trained school personnel to carry guns in the classroom in response to the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead. (more...)
Solanke and Bailly clash during Manchester United v Liverpool Solanke and Bailly clash during Manchester United v Liverpool
- March 12, 2018

England manager Southgate was at Old Trafford to see Rashford score his 11th and 12th goals from 40 appearances in all competitions this season, with six of those coming in the league. "Personally, taking the confidence from this game into the next games is important". "Our big week started against Liverpool", he said. "Of course they have a good squad and we have respect for them, but we don't fear anyone". (more...)
Countries, companies race to make deal with Trump on tariffs Countries, companies race to make deal with Trump on tariffs
- March 12, 2018

Trump's authority to establish the tariffs stems from a Commerce Department investigation that found that imports of the metals pose a risk to national security. John Ries, another trade expert at UBC, said the tariffs will affect about 25 percent of steel and aluminum products entering the US market, according to his own calculations. (more...)
INX media case: Karti Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till March 25 INX media case: Karti Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till March 25
- March 12, 2018

However, Karti Chidambaram's counsel moved the court to hear his bail plea today itself which was otherwise listed for March 15. Karti, who will be produced before the court on Monday as his custody ends, and Chidambaram have denied any wrongdoing. (more...)
Shoe hurled at former PM Nawaz Sharif at madrasa in Lahore Shoe hurled at former PM Nawaz Sharif at madrasa in Lahore
- March 12, 2018

The miscreant, later identified as Talha Munawar, was apprehended by the authorities and handed over to the local police. According to police officials, the attacker was beaten up by a group of students and seminary staff after the incident and shifted to hospital for medical assistance. (more...)
Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died, aged 90 Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died, aged 90
- March 12, 2018

On Friday 9th March, just days before his death, he married Anne Jones, his partner of more than 40 years, at his home in Liverpool. "To my mind, he was one of the last music hall greats", his publicist Robert Holmes told the Press Association. (more...)
Commuters can now 'tap on' with credit cards Commuters can now 'tap on' with credit cards
- March 12, 2018

He also said he wants to expand contactless payments to trains by the end of the year (no word on buses yet, sadly). If you usually have Child, Concession or Seniors travel concession, you should stick to your Opal card for now. "... We are ... trying to provide convenience for tourists [and] ... people who might have left their Opal card at home or misplaced their Opal card". (more...)
Utica mother charged after baby found in street Utica mother charged after baby found in street
- March 12, 2018

Video posted to Facebook , and viewed more than 2.2 million times, showed the infant squirming on his stomach in the middle of Bleecker Street alone on Friday night. Subsequently, two Utica Police officers along with two workers from Oneida County Child Protective Services met with Ladrika Ford on Saturday afternoon for about two hours. (more...)
Plane crashes at Kathmandu airport Plane crashes at Kathmandu airport
- March 12, 2018

Officials told CBS News off the record that many casualties were feared in the crash. The plane is said to have had almost 70 people on board; initial reports say 17 have been rescued but casualties are feared. "We are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing", he added. Reports suggest the flight was a US-Bangla Airline's flight. The airport authorities said that the technical malfunction could have caused the crash. (more...)
Japan minister says files altered in scandal dogging Abe Japan minister says files altered in scandal dogging Abe
- March 12, 2018

The fabricated documents are related to a deal struck in June 2016 to sell the land to the operating company Moritomo Gakuen at just 14% of its appraised price, Kyodo News agency reported. The admission by the finance ministry amid increasing pressure from opposition parties may increase calls on Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso to resign to take responsibility for the favoritism scandal, according to sources close to the matter. (more...)
Scuffles in HK key vote for democrats Scuffles in HK key vote for democrats
- March 12, 2018

Au had called the vote a referendum on democracy in Hong Kong , but the prospect of democratic development looks increasingly distant after China's rubber-stamp parliament voted Sunday to abolish presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely. (more...)
Kim Jong-un wants to sign peace treaty with Trump Kim Jong-un wants to sign peace treaty with Trump
- March 12, 2018

Trump would become the first sitting United States president to meet with a leader of the reclusive country. About 27.4 percent of the total respondents said they trust the North's denuclearization commitment and welcome its peace overtures, while 18.4 percent said they neither trust the North nor welcome the recent developments. (more...)
No flexibility in renegotiating Iran deal with Europe No flexibility in renegotiating Iran deal with Europe
- March 12, 2018

The U.S. administration has been in negotiations with France, Germany and Great Britain on amending the Iran nuclear deal, but so far the Europeans have only proposed cosmetic changes to the accord, which would be part of a supplemental understanding between the U.S. (more...)
Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery
- March 12, 2018

A spokesman for the ministry of defense said the soldier initially used pepper spray but was forced to use his weapon, killing the suspect. An unknown assailant carried out a knife attack outside the Iranian Ambassador's residence in Vienna, Austria. (more...)
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...)

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