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Israel condemns United Kingdom nerve agent attack, without mentioning Russian Federation Israel condemns United Kingdom nerve agent attack, without mentioning Russian Federation
- March 17, 2018

Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent that poisoned the Skripals. The four-nation statement is the fruit of British efforts to enlist global support as it tries to hold Russia accountable for the March 4 attack that left former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition and a British police officer seriously ill. (more...)
West unites in blaming Russia for UK nerve agent attack West unites in blaming Russia for UK nerve agent attack
- March 17, 2018

A statement posted by the French Embassy after the call between the PM and Mr Macron said: "Since the start of the week, the United Kingdom has kept France closely informed of the information collected by the British investigators, and of the elements which show Russian responsibility in the attack ". (more...)
Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit Korean Top Diplomat's Sweden Talks Could Pave Way for Trump-Kim Summit
- March 17, 2018

Trump seems keen on staying in the game now that South and North Korea have succeeded in improving relations, against Washington's will. Sweden has been rumoured as a possible site for the summit between Kim and Trump, though a truce village on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas is seen as more likely. (more...)
Nevada Sen. Heller thanks Trump for support Nevada Sen. Heller thanks Trump for support
- March 17, 2018

Sen. Tarkanian says he is confident he would have won the Senate race against incumbent Republican Dean Heller, but said the president feels Republicans need a united ticket in Nevada. Tarkanian had frequently criticized Heller for failing to strongly support the president's agenda. Nevada businessman and perennial GOP political candidate Danny Tarkanian had been firm in his intention to challenge Sen. (more...)
Slovak PM's resignation may not ease protests Slovak PM's resignation may not ease protests
- March 17, 2018

The massive protests broke out following the shooting deaths of the couple last month. The stories indicated links between high-ranking members of Fico's government and the Calabrian-mafia that infiltrated Eastern Slovakia and defrauded the state of European Union money coming from agriculture subsidies. (more...)
Delhi govt officials agree to hold meetings with AAP ministers Delhi govt officials agree to hold meetings with AAP ministers
- March 17, 2018

One among these was whether we should split from the Delhi unit and form a separate unit or should we continue like this. AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira said that he was "stunned" by the apology by Kejriwal. Khaira said that he was getting numerous messages from volunteers and that he wanted to ensure them that whatever decision is taken, would be in the interest of Punjab. (more...)
Palestinian Driver Kills Israeli Soldiers in West Bank Palestinian Driver Kills Israeli Soldiers in West Bank
- March 17, 2018

The military said in a statement that the Palestinian intentionally "ran over" soldiers on duty securing routes near the settlement of Mevo Dotan close to the Palestinian city of Jenin. The Israeli military said in a preliminary report that the incident appeared to have been a car-ramming. There have been a number of previous attacks by Palestinians using cars to ram into groups of Israeli soldiers or civilians. (more...)
Khunmoh gunfight: Roads leading to Pulwama's Awantipora village sealed Khunmoh gunfight: Roads leading to Pulwama's Awantipora village sealed
- March 16, 2018

The guards retaliated the fire and foiled their attempt. SRINAGAR , Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 15 (Xinhua) - A gunfight between militants and Indian troops broke out Thursday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. A report from Khonmoh said that clashes between stone-throwing youth and security forces erupted soon after the encounter started. "He was not wanted in any criminal cases in Telangana state", according to a statement issued by Telangana Police. (more...)
Black man severely beaten at Charlottesville rally cleared of assault Black man severely beaten at Charlottesville rally cleared of assault
- March 16, 2018

Harris maintained that he had been swinging at Crews' flagpole, and ultimately, it was this argument Judge Robert Downer sided with, ruling that the prosecution failed to prove that Harris intended harm to Crews. Quaglianna spoke to the media following Judge Downer's ruling, saying, "DeAndre is a bright young man with a good future ahead". Charlottesville police had added extra security measures ahead of Friday's trial. (more...)
Moscow will expel British diplomats, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Moscow will expel British diplomats, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
- March 16, 2018

The source of the nerve agent used - which Britain says is the Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear, as is the way it was administered. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov slammed Johnson's remark in a comment to CNN. The investigation will be carried out in accordance with "Russian and global law", it said, adding that "investigators are ready to work together with competent authorities in Great Britain". (more...)
Spain: Protests Erupt After Migrant African Street Vendor Killed By Police Spain: Protests Erupt After Migrant African Street Vendor Killed By Police
- March 16, 2018

Spanish police said they suspected "radical elements" may have infiltrated the protests . Protestors had been outraged by the death of Mmame Mbage, a Senegalese street vendor , who they claimed was chased through the streets by police before his death. (more...)
Sweden happy to host US-North Korea talks
- March 16, 2018

Ri and Wallstrom dined together at the foreign ministry on Thursday evening, then met again on Friday at Villa Bonnier, a lavish building used by the government for official functions which is located near the United States embassy. "For this, we decided to make preparations with a focus on agenda items for bringing permanent peace, including denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dramatic reduction of military tensions, and for making fresh, bold progress in inter-Korean relations", ... (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Possibly Illegal Trump Merchandise Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Possibly Illegal Trump Merchandise
- March 16, 2018

He tagged President Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr . "Trump, as you know, wants to focus on America". The joke was a flawless segue for Kimmel to reveal his most recent shopping spree: he purchased a number of items from the Trumps' online store, run by the president's sons, Eric and Donald Jr . (more...)
Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100 Thousands flee Syria onslaught as death toll passes 100
- March 16, 2018

Dozens of people were killed in air strikes on Friday, activists said. The assault came after the Russian military and the Syrian government extended a ceasefire in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus for as long as it takes to allow all civilians to leave the area, according to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. (more...)
Mamata Banerjee, Pawan Chamling meet to resolve differences between Bengal and Sikkim Mamata Banerjee, Pawan Chamling meet to resolve differences between Bengal and Sikkim
- March 16, 2018

Gurung had sought protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal and for an independent probe into the alleged killings of Gorkhaland supporters in the state. "I will not comment anything on this matter", she said. "I will surely go to Sikkim, since I love mountains and I love Sikkim". The Darjeeling turmoil and strained relation between West Bengal and Sikkim had also resulted in heavy losses to tourism and transport sector in the last financial year. (more...)
Buhari approves establishment of National Food Security Council Buhari approves establishment of National Food Security Council
- March 16, 2018

He noted: "We are in disagreement with the president over the first reason that was advanced, where he states that the sequence of election in section 25 of the principal act may infringe upon the constitutional guaranteed discretion of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to organise, undertake and supervise all elections provided in section 15 subsection (a) of the third schedule of the constitution". (more...)
Russia Expands 'Black List' of Americans in Response to Sanctions Russia Expands 'Black List' of Americans in Response to Sanctions
- March 16, 2018

Nauert condemned Russia's support for the Assad regime in Syria and their attacks on civilians in Syria as well as election meddling around the world. Trump signed the law but issued statements saying that he believed the legislation was "seriously flawed". Moving forward, the Trump administration needs to keep sanctions in place until the damage is reversed or Russian Federation changes its behavior. (more...)
Expel Russian Oligarchs From UK Over Spy Poisoning, Says Putin Opponent Navalny Expel Russian Oligarchs From UK Over Spy Poisoning, Says Putin Opponent Navalny
- March 16, 2018

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson called relations between the two countries "exceptionally chilly" and said Russian Federation should " go away and shut up ". As a result of the suspension of high-level contacts with Russia, Britain canceled an invitation for Lavrov to visit. Separately, Washington on Thursday slapped sanctions on two of Russia's biggest intelligence agencies, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the GRU military intelligence service, in response to Russian ... (more...)
Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov Russian Federation will 'of course' expel British diplomats over nerve toxin attack: Lavrov
- March 16, 2018

It threatens the security of us all. US President Donald Trump said: "It certainly looks like the Russians were behind it". "With all due respect we don't have the state of relationship with Australia that would afford the Russian ambassador to talk about good relations with Julie Bishop or Malcolm Turnbull", he said. (more...)
Severe weather possible Friday through Sunday Severe weather possible Friday through Sunday
- March 16, 2018

While the temperatures will rise into the 80s both Saturday and Sunday , a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms is predicted in the Killeen area for Saturday , and a 50 percent chance on Sunday . Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Any hail is projected to be one inch to one and a half inches in diameter. The precipitation could continue into Wednesday and Thursday , the weather service said. (more...)
Royal Family shuns Russia World Cup after spy poisoning Royal Family shuns Russia World Cup after spy poisoning
- March 16, 2018

Now in its second week, the controversy started when former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fell seriously ill in Salisbury on 4 March. During Commons exchanges, Labour's Stephen Kinnock asked if she shared the concern that "holding the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer could be perceived as a global vindication of Mr Putin's regime, and, if so, would she be making representations to Fifa to explore the possibility of postponing the World Cup until 2019 and holding ... (more...)
Injunction poses first major hurdle to deportation plan Injunction poses first major hurdle to deportation plan
- March 16, 2018

It gave the state until 26 March to provide more information on the plan. Critics of the plan have contested the government's statements, saying that the returnees have been ill-treated, and that they are being forced to go against their will, despite official denials. (more...)
GC students advocate for gun reform GC students advocate for gun reform
- March 16, 2018

Senior Lucille Sax held a poster with the name and face of 14-year-old Parkland victim Martin Duque Anguiano. "There has been negative feedback, and that has been expected, but most people thought, 'Hey this is a good idea, ' because even if you don't agree with the issue on weapons or guns specifically, we all can agree that we need to spend 17 minutes to give respect to those that lost their lives", Keranen said. (more...)
WWE Officially Announces Wrestlemania 35 Location WWE Officially Announces Wrestlemania 35 Location
- March 16, 2018

Over the past 11 years, WrestleMania has generated more than $1 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event, including an excess of $72 million grossed the last time NY hosted the big show. "There is so much to celebrate in WrestleMania returning to New York and New Jersey in 2019, where we look forward to building upon all the awesome successes from 2013", said John Saboor, WWE's executive vice president of special events, speaking to the New York Post . (more...)
Russian Federation to expel British diplomats in wake of poisoning Russian Federation to expel British diplomats in wake of poisoning
- March 16, 2018

Russian Federation has denied all allegations that it was a state-sponsored revenge plot to kill a "traitor". Jens Stoltenberg, the military alliance's Secretary General, said the attack took place "against the backdrop of a reckless pattern of Russian behaviour". (more...)
AMBER Alert issued in Mexico for missing U.S. teen AMBER Alert issued in Mexico for missing U.S. teen
- March 16, 2018

Esterly reportedly checked Yu out of Lehigh Valley Academy Charter School nine times between November and February. Esterly would post photos of Yu and his daughter on Facebook, and Yu accompanied the Esterly family on vacations. The Esterlys were at the home and officers told them that they had to stay away from the teen's home, according to court records. Unconfirmed reports put Yu and Esterly at Philadelphia International Airport later on March 5 boarding a flight to Dallas, Texas, and ... (more...)
Man Dies After Boulder From Freeway Overpass Crashes Through Car Man Dies After Boulder From Freeway Overpass Crashes Through Car
- March 16, 2018

Tuesday at Orange Grove Boulevard. A boulder crashed through the windshield of a vehicle in Pasadena, Calif., March 13, 2018, killing a 23-year-old man in the passenger seat. A boulder that killed 23-year-old Christopher Lopez was intentionally dropped onto a roadway, authorities say. "This was an intentional act", California Highway Patrol Lt. (more...)
House Passes Stop School Violence Act House Passes Stop School Violence Act
- March 16, 2018

The White House has come out in support of the bill , though it would like it amended so that it funds programs to arm teachers. Others, like state Sen. "When a reporter asked what that was, he responded, "When we sit down with them, we will be more than happy to let them know", referring to senators. (more...)
US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel nominations US Republican Senator Paul opposes Pompeo, Haspel nominations
- March 16, 2018

Paul added he would "do everything I can" to block them. However, Goldstein's statement claimed that Tillerson found out that he was sacked on Tuesday morning when President Donald Trump announced the news in a Twitter post . "We are willing to work together with the new Secretary of State", said Lu in Beijing on Wednesday, "to follow up on the important consensus reached between the leaders of our two countries, to have mutual respect and benefits, to focus on cooperation and to ... (more...)
Perino: 'Despicable Grandstanding' Tarnishing 'Amazing Reputation' of CIA Pick Haspel Perino: 'Despicable Grandstanding' Tarnishing 'Amazing Reputation' of CIA Pick Haspel
- March 16, 2018

Bush administration that tortured suspected terrorists using techniques including forced rectal feeding that human rights defenders call rape. He argues that since the program "wasn't a rogue operation", and since Haspel was just following orders, she should not be punished for her role overseeing the program. (more...)

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