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Britain points at Putin in spy poisoning attack Britain points at Putin in spy poisoning attack
- March 17, 2018

Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on 4 March in the centre of Salisbury and remain critically ill in hospital. He said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been informed about the use of the nerve agent and the United Nations "are inviting them to independently verify our analysis". (more...)
Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain
- March 17, 2018

Two suspected members of the al Qaeda militant group were subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques at the facility. So could be close, and she will face some Democratic pushback. "I think that this would clearly encompass some things that the U.S. did in the early or mid 2000s, most especially waterboarding, but very likely some of our other "enhanced interrogation" techniques also", Miller said . (more...)
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired
- March 17, 2018

The White House had said Trump fired Comey because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file agents and workers - but McCabe, when asked, said that was not so. He has followed up with investigators as part of the Justice Department process. The decision could be consequential for McCabe's financial future, as if he is fired, he could lose significant retirement benefits. (more...)
YSRC Party seeks backing for no-confidence motion YSRC Party seeks backing for no-confidence motion
- March 17, 2018

As soon as the Speaker said she was duty -bound to take up the No-Confidence Motion, several Left, Congress , Samajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress members and Asauddin Owaisi of AIMIM were up on their feet rendering support to the motion moved by the two Andhra-based parties. (more...)
North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation
- March 17, 2018

Sweden, whose embassy represents U.S. interests in the North Korean capital, has been touted as a possible venue for the momentous summit between Kim and Trump, and the visit will fuel speculation that a Stockholm encounter is in the cards. (more...)
PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv PM arrives to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, received by CM, Guv
- March 17, 2018

Listing out key initiatives taken by his government in the area of science for the northeastern states, Modi said the agro-meteorological services that benefits five lakh farmers will now be expanded to all districts of the region. We have to throw open our institutions & laboratories to our children. The government has set a target of 100 Gw (gigawatts) of installed solar power by 2022, Modi told the gathering. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight Winter Weather Advisory issued for tonight
- March 17, 2018

On Sunday , a stray shower is still possible for the early morning, but sunshine will return making for a pretty nice day. Sunday , the high will be near 62 with mostly sunny skies and an east southeast wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour, the weather service said. (more...)
Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tournament opener Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tournament opener
- March 17, 2018

Michigan State will play the victor of the Syracuse-TCU game on Sunday. Michigan State rotated Jackson, redshirt junior Kenny Goins, grad student Ben Carter and, on occasion, Bridges but Thomas hit his season average in the first half. Langford was the only other Spartan who finished in double figures with 22 points. He made 6 of 11 shots, including all 3 3-point attempts he took, as he scored 20 points to keep the Bison within striking distance at 44-40. (more...)
Walmart in Talks to Become the Largest Shareholder in Amazon India Rival Walmart in Talks to Become the Largest Shareholder in Amazon India Rival
- March 17, 2018

Walmart denies the claim, saying Hunynh was sacked during a restructuring. In addition to overblowing digital sales, Huynh also said Walmart's practices helped inflate the size of its online assortment, which has been dwarfed by Amazon's for years. (more...)
Money isn't everything: Rick Saccone's $11m election failure - in numbers Money isn't everything: Rick Saccone's $11m election failure - in numbers
- March 17, 2018

Even as ballot counting dragged on with several hundred votes separating Democrat Conor Lamb from Republican Rick Saccone , it was clear the single, short-term contest in western Pennsylvania had sounded the starting gun for the battle for control of the House. (more...)
Presidential Overtones In Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's New Hampshire Speech Presidential Overtones In Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's New Hampshire Speech
- March 17, 2018

The visit marked the first time Flake has been to New Hampshire - home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary - since campaigning there with Arizona Senator John McCain in 2008. "If I didn't know better, I would say as a political movement, we've been out of our minds lately", Flake said. The state gave him his first victory of the 2016 Republican primary season. (more...)
Camila Cabello admits Ed Sheeran made her want to 'experience love' Camila Cabello admits Ed Sheeran made her want to 'experience love'
- March 17, 2018

She told The Dan Wootton Interview podcast: "This album, '+', was the first album that made me really want to start taking my love for music seriously and it made me wanna pick up a guitar and write about love". Meanwhile, Camila also insisted she doesn't harbour any bitterness towards her former bandmates, despite the acrimonious circumstances surrounding their split. (more...)
Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality
- March 17, 2018

South Korea has said it was seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the USA president's planned meeting with the North Korean leader. (more...)
Court tells man that he's not alive Court tells man that he's not alive
- March 17, 2018

There seems to be no legal precedent for a deceased person - legally speaking, at least - to come back to life. In a case reminiscent of a Kafka novel, a Romanian court has ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appeared alive and well in court. (more...)
Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron guilty Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron guilty "of certain of the accusations"
- March 17, 2018

The Vatican announced the verdict in a press release Friday but did not specify exactly what the longtime church leader was found guilty of. Five judges from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sacked Anthony Apuron, archbishop in the capital city of Agana, and told him he could no longer reside in the Archdiocese of Guam after their ruling, the Vatican said in a statement. (more...)
The Parsons Green Tube bomber has been found guilty of attempted murder The Parsons Green Tube bomber has been found guilty of attempted murder
- March 17, 2018

The bomb was made from triacetone triperoxide (TATP), also known as "Mother of Satan", an extremely volatile homemade explosive. The jury at the Old Bailey took just one day to pronounce Hassan, from Surrey, as guilty after hearing "overwhelming evidence" to that count. (more...)
Head of US Central Command signals support for Iran nuclear deal
- March 17, 2018

Trump's decision this week to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state has been widely seen as another bad omen for the agreement. "There would be some concern, I think, about how we meant to address that particular threat if it was not being addressed through the JCPOA", Votel said . (more...)
Putin eyes fourth term in office as Russians go to polls Putin eyes fourth term in office as Russians go to polls
- March 17, 2018

The Kremlin is seeking high participation to give legitimacy to Putin's inevitable fourth term - as seven in ten Russians are predicted to vote for him. President Donald Trump and the leaders of France and Germany joined British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to directly pin blame for the attack on Russian Federation. (more...)
Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant Fiery Mourinho hits back at critics in lengthy rant
- March 17, 2018

The Special One then made reference to fan reaction after the game and squarely put the blame for a lack of success on United's recent purchasing history after the exit of iconic ex-boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The United manager aims to add four new faces before the 2018-19 campaign kicks off, according to the Independent , with a new centre-back partner for Eric Bailly and a holding midfielder at the top of his list. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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