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New Zealand Diplomat Censured for Vulgar Tweet About US Democrats New Zealand Diplomat Censured for Vulgar Tweet About US Democrats
- March 14, 2018

New Zealand censored diplomat Caroline Beresford's vulgar tweets on Wednesday that urged the U.S. Democratic Party to get their "shit together or we all die". Diplomatic staff are required to maintain political neutrality when expressing personal opinions, and Beresford's tweets did not meet those standards, the ministry said, according to the Associated Press . (more...)
FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired
- March 14, 2018

That yet-to-be-released report triggered an F.B.I. disciplinary process that recommended his termination - leaving Mr. Sessions to either accept or reverse that decision. The President has assailed donations to Mr McCabe's wife, a Democrat running for a spot in Virginia's state legislature, from a political group overseen by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally. (more...)
Court orders National Assembly to stop election re-ordering bill Court orders National Assembly to stop election re-ordering bill
- March 14, 2018

The president, in separate letters read yesterday at the plenaries of the Senate and House of Representatives, justified the rejection of the amendment. It is not certain yet whether the legislature will override the president in approving the amendments. " We, as a parliament have looked at the reasons given by the president on why he withheld his assent to the electoral bill ". (more...)
Sierra Leone head for presidential poll runoff Sierra Leone head for presidential poll runoff
- March 14, 2018

Third party candidate Kandeh Yumkella finished with just 6.9% of votes despite his National Grand Coalition (NGC) party's hopes of an electoral breakthrough. Given that none of the top two candidates got the 55% threshold stipulated by the law, a runoff within two weeks of the final declaration, as required by law, will take place March 27, announced the National Electoral Commission (NEC). (more...)
James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns
- March 14, 2018

Opportunities to practice with the team will be limited for Love as they will be playing every other day next week in a packed schedule a the campaign draws to a close. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. James' 6.1 foul shot attempts this season are a career low. (more...)
Toddler among four shot dead in Brooklyn Toddler among four shot dead in Brooklyn
- March 14, 2018

One of the men, in his late 20s, is believed to be the father of the baby girl. All of the victims are related either biologically or through marriage, police say. Three men and a 1-year-old girl were found fatally shot inside a Brooklyn apartment building Wednesday, police say. The neighborhood, Brownsville, has always been one of New York City's most violent. (more...)
Hillary Clinton injured during Rajasthan visit Hillary Clinton injured during Rajasthan visit
- March 14, 2018

Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and these are "perilous times". As with most things Clinton says or does, theses comments - and others she made during the same discussion - drew sharp criticism from conservative pundits who accused her of saying white women are unable to make up their own minds. (more...)
How will President Trump's aluminum and steel tariff affect Laredo? How will President Trump's aluminum and steel tariff affect Laredo?
- March 14, 2018

Trump's instructions to his officials came at his Cabinet meeting last Thursday on March 8, the day he issued a proclamation to impose a 25 per cent tariff on import of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum. A meeting in Brussels between Malmstrom and her US counterpart Robert Lighthizer on Saturday ended without a breakthrough, as the European Union didn't receive assurances that it will be exempted from the metal tariffs. (more...)
Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters
- March 14, 2018

Initial availability is expected in 2019. "We are seeing significant demand from customers who want to expand their on-premise data lake into Microsoft Azure ", said John Chirapurath, general manager of data platform marketing at Microsoft. (more...)
Stocks shrug off trade tensions, Tillerson exit Stocks shrug off trade tensions, Tillerson exit
- March 14, 2018

Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea and other issues, replacing him with loyalist Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo . With Goldstein gone, the State Department has only one permanent undersecretary in place out of six. Democrat Tammy Baldwin tweeted on the moves. (more...)
Turkey Surrounds North Syrian City of Afrin Turkey Surrounds North Syrian City of Afrin
- March 14, 2018

Turkish forces have besieged the northern Syrian city of Afrin as part of 'Operation Olive Branch .' Turkey's president said they're ready to enter 'at any moment'. "In no circumstances does it justify military operations that put civilian populations in danger", he added, branding the situation in Afrin "critical". (more...)
Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings
- March 14, 2018

The World Happiness Report published on Wednesday ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. For the first time since it was started in 2012, the report, which uses a variety of polling organisations, official figures and research methods, ranked the happiness of foreign-born immigrants in 117 countries. (more...)
3000 jobs to go as Toys R Us confirms 3000 jobs to go as Toys R Us confirms "controlled" store closures
- March 14, 2018

The American company that owns Toys R Us have been trying to find a buyer for the United Kingdom stores. But yesterday staff were told that no buyer has been found for Toys R Us and that all stores will close. Other companies that have run into difficulties lately include Maplins, New Look, Jamie Oliver, Byron and Prezzo. 'We're extending the nationwide discounting programme and would like to encourage customers to take advantage of the special offers available in store while stock ... (more...)
Patrick's Day Happenings in Denver to Party Like an Irishman Patrick's Day Happenings in Denver to Party Like an Irishman
- March 14, 2018

Although he's among the most famous saints of all time, St. Patrick remains somewhat buried under his namesake holiday's bells and whistles - green beer, leprechauns and sloppy drunks included. Patrick's Day Classic Car Show. Date: March 11, 2018 at 12 p.m. The Phoenix pub will have live music and drink specials on St. Patrick's Day. The outside tent is already set up at O'Donold's in Austintown as they expect almost 50,000 people on Saturday.It's the most visited spot on the 17th in ... (more...)
NCAA Tournament Odds Texas Southern Tigers vs NC Central Eagles NCAA Tournament Odds Texas Southern Tigers vs NC Central Eagles
- March 14, 2018

Texas Southern was the No. 1 scoring team in the SWAC this season and isn't afraid to fire from long range. The moneyline for this game is Texas Southern : -225, North Carolina Central: 185 and 100% have picked Texas Southern to win the game. (more...)
Ben Carson knew of $31K dining set, according to email Ben Carson knew of $31K dining set, according to email
- March 14, 2018

Carson picked out". An HUD spokesman denied the couple's involvement in what was seen as an extravagant choice last month, saying they "had no awareness" of the purchase . The newly released emails show discussions about the dining set going back to May, when repairs to chairs of the existing furniture were discussed. (more...)
WEATHER WARNING: Snow storms to hit Lincolnshire as cold snap returns WEATHER WARNING: Snow storms to hit Lincolnshire as cold snap returns
- March 14, 2018

The chief forecaster added: "High pressure over Scandinavia will feed a very cold easterly airstream across the country during this weekend". Looking ahead to next week, the Met Office says: "It may become rather cold for most, accentuated by the wind, with widespread frosts possible". (more...)
National school walkout: Thousands of students to protest gun violence
- March 14, 2018

Rallies and ceremonies are being planned at schools across Middle Tennessee. Students are also using social media though, to communicate with each other to coordinate and promote the walk out. While we always encourage students to stay in school, we know that some of our students may choose to participate in this event as well. School visitors will not be permitted on campus during this specific event. (more...)
The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll
- March 14, 2018

Chinese social media was divided into blue and red camps for the two journalists. The reporter was identified as Liang Xiangyi from financial news site Yicai. For the record, here is the question that started the epic eye-roll, with a punch line to boot. At one point, she makes a disbelieving expression before turning back to stare at Zhang intently, looking her up and down. (more...)
Met Éireann forecasting snow showers for St Patrick's Day! Met Éireann forecasting snow showers for St Patrick's Day!
- March 14, 2018

Snow is in the forecast for a chilly St Patrick's Day and Met Éireann has warned of flooding on the back of a rain warning from Tuesday night and for all day Wednesday. That was an exceptional weather event. It will be warmer in Munster and Connacht where temperatures will rise to 5C or 6C. All flights from Ireland to Logan Airport and other airports in the Boston region were cancelled yesterday because of the Arctic-like conditions. (more...)
California teacher accidentally fires gun in class, injures students California teacher accidentally fires gun in class, injures students
- March 14, 2018

The district said in a statement that, " California law prohibits firearms on campus, and MPUSD's Board of Education policy prohibits any person other than authorized law enforcement or security personnel from possessing weapons, imitation firearms, or risky instruments of any kind in school buildings, on school grounds or buses, or at a school-related or school-sponsored activity away from school, or while going to or coming from school". (more...)
Philippines Plans to Withdraw From International Criminal Court Philippines Plans to Withdraw From International Criminal Court
- March 14, 2018

Duterte said the United Nations rights chief has also "maligned" him by suggesting to undergo a psychiatric examination while accusing him of attacking a United Nations rapporteur and other critics of the government. Senator Antonio Trillanes and Congressman Gary Alejano sent a supplementary communication several months later urging an ICC investigation, which included a list of public statements made by Duterte that they said amounted to "shoot-to-kill" orders. (more...)
In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote
- March 14, 2018

Trump's presence may have tilted the scales, a Pennsylvania political operative with close ties to MAGAworld told me: "There's a lot of people who, if you asked last week, they were writing off Saccone going, 'Yeah, that guy's toast, ' and trying to distance themselves". (more...)
Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor
- March 14, 2018

But that's only one example of the many differences between Tillerson's State Department and Trump's White House. But when Trump fired Tillerson Tuesday, that was also evidence the president was too weak on Russian Federation. "Tillerson's replacement by. Pompeo, who is known as a political partisan and an opponent of the Iran agreement, raises the prospect of the collapse of that deal, and increases the possibility that the administration might soon face not one, but two nuclear ... (more...)
White House says Trump still wants gun change White House says Trump still wants gun change
- March 14, 2018

Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. And in an earlier HuffPost/YouGov poll , 61 percent of Republicans said they viewed new gun restrictions as compatible with their Second Amendment rights, up from 42 percent as recently as last fall. (more...)
Tillerson Skips Trump in Farewell Remarks Tillerson Skips Trump in Farewell Remarks
- March 14, 2018

The woman tapped to be the United States' first female spymaster is proving to be a lightning rod, earning praise from many from across the intelligence community and suspicion from lawmakers and others who question her role in the use of tactics that some say amounted to torture. (more...)
Assistant professor shot dead in college premises in Haryana's Sonipat district Assistant professor shot dead in college premises in Haryana's Sonipat district
- March 14, 2018

The accused student is yet to be identified by the police. The youth fired three to four shots at the lecturer with a revolver in the college premises, police officials said adding that one of the bullets hit Malik in the chest. It is too early to confirm the identity of the student and motive behind the killing. "The accused looked like a student, but we can't confirm if he was from this college". (more...)
Former S.Korean president Lee to be questioned Former S.Korean president Lee to be questioned
- March 14, 2018

Lee, who was in office from 2008 to 2013, is facing dozens of suspicions concerning bribery and other irregularities. Lee is believed to have owned a large plot of land in southern Seoul and used the proceeds from its sale in 1995 to acquire stakes in the company. (more...)
RJD leads by just 455 votes in Araria; BJP leads in Bhabua RJD leads by just 455 votes in Araria; BJP leads in Bhabua
- March 14, 2018

The first, in Uttar Pradesh, arch rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have joined hands against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress candidates. ► BJP leading in Bhabua with 23,640 votes. # Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 87,326 votes after eight round of counting. (more...)
Iran backs Kashmir cause while telling Pakistan to join Chabahar project Iran backs Kashmir cause while telling Pakistan to join Chabahar project
- March 14, 2018

The relations suffered more setbacks as 464 Iranian pilgrims were crushed to death in a stampede in Mecca in September 2015. Zarif also added that the Chahbahar should be liked with with the Gwadar Port as he sought to allay concerns here over Indian involvement in the Iranian port. (more...)

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