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Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move
- March 17, 2018

The Russian Foreign Ministry declared on Saturday 23 employees of the UK Embassy in Moscow personae non gratae in response to the similar move made by London, the ministry said in a statement . U.K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said it was the first instance of nerve agents being used in Europe since World War II. Russian Federation has consistently denied any culpability, accusing Britain of refusing to hand over samples of the poison used. (more...)
Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket Barack Obama Reveals His NCAA Tournament Bracket
- March 17, 2018

He's going with a No. 3 seed to win it all. Obama is a longtime college basketball fan, but he's not a fan of upsets apparently. He has CT (shocker), Notre Dame , Mississippi State and Louisville in the women's bracket, with the Huskies cutting down the nets for the 12th time in school history. (more...)
United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees
- March 17, 2018

Ron Merkel QC, a Melbourne lawyer and former federal court judge, worldwide lawyers Marion Isobel and Raelene Sharp, and Sydney human rights lawyers Alison Battisson and Daniel Taylor filed the private prosecution application in the Melbourne magistrates court late on Friday. (more...)
White House won't say if Putin is a friend or a foe White House won't say if Putin is a friend or a foe
- March 17, 2018

This outcome is indicative of strong support for the status quo and may mean that the Russian Constitution is again modified in coming years so that Putin can run for another term in 2024. Agnia Grigas, a fellow with the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, says yes. Pogodina was unhappy about what she described as "absurd" news flashes, blocked domain names and an atmosphere of heightened pressure in her country. (more...)
Turkey will soon clear Syria's Afrin town of militants: government spokesman Turkey will soon clear Syria's Afrin town of militants: government spokesman
- March 17, 2018

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based monitoring group, confirmed the development in a separate statement. Turkey said Tuesday its troops and allied Syrian fighters have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria , putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege and marking a significant military advance in the seven-week operation. (more...)
Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats
- March 17, 2018

Taking into account the disparity in the number of consulates of the two countries, Russian Federation withdraws permission to open the British Consulate General in St. Russian Federation did not respond to Theresa May's deadline of midnight on Monday to respond to the government's findings in relation to Skripal and his daughter. (more...)
7 people die as plane crashes into house 7 people die as plane crashes into house
- March 17, 2018

They said the plane carried five people. TV footage showed parts of the plane wreckage and the shattered walls of the house at the still-smoldering crash site. All the aircraft operated by the transport and courier company were grounded while investigators tried to determine the cause of the crash. Plaridel police chief Supt. (more...)
United Kingdom 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats United Kingdom 'anticipated' expulsion of Moscow diplomats
- March 17, 2018

Skripal betrayed dozens of Russian agents to Britain before being arrested in Moscow and later jailed in 2006. On March 7 police say that the father and daughter have been poisoned by a highly toxic nerve agent. The 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance expresses solidarity with Britain over what it calls the first offensive use of a nerve agent on the military alliance's territory since World War II. (more...)
UN Security Council welcomes offer to engage Taliban in peace talks UN Security Council welcomes offer to engage Taliban in peace talks
- March 17, 2018

The Pakistani foreign secretary in her speech said the both sides should engage in concrete cooperation instead of blame game. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan had proposed five joint working groups, focusing on ensuring a comprehensive engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity. (more...)
Shriya Saran marries Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev Shriya Saran marries Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev
- March 17, 2018

The actress has not mentioned her wedding anywhere either. Last year, we all know that rumours erupted about Ileana getting married to her Australian boyfriend Andrew Kneebone and now it looks like Shriya Saran joined the list. He is a person who loves cooking and this has led him to start a business related to food. So much so that he has the Best Young Entrepreneur award in his kitty, which he got in the year 2015. (more...)
British official points at Putin in poison attack British official points at Putin in poison attack
- March 17, 2018

Nikki Haley , the US' ambassador to the United Nations, said: "The United States believes Russian Federation is responsible for an attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent". The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was giving the 23 British diplomats one week to leave the country. "Russia is perplexed and does not comprehend the stance by the British leadership and the British side against the backdrop of Skripals' case", Peskov said, according to Russia's ... (more...)
Watching Shares of Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) — Technical Focus
- March 17, 2018

The stock had a trading volume of 2,182,654 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,252,209. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 0.59% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -13.36% and -34.64% respectively. (more...)
North Korean press report of Trump talks is suppressed North Korean press report of Trump talks is suppressed
- March 17, 2018

So far, North Korea has yet to comment publicly on what it hopes to gain from the talks. Friday's meetings, part of Kono's three-day trip to Washington ending Saturday, come as Trump agreed last week to meet with Kim . The Swedish foreign ministry said ahead of his visit that talks would focus on "Sweden's consular responsibilities as a protecting power for the United States, Canada and Australia" but also would address the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Russian Federation says to retaliate soon for UK's expulsion Russian Federation says to retaliate soon for UK's expulsion
- March 17, 2018

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said to expect a Russian response "shortly" to Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats and accused Britain of violating global law and "common sense". He backed the May government's actions but said going after Russian crony capitalism in Britain would have far greater impact than "tit-for-tat expulsions". (more...)
Egyptians overseas cast their votes, process monitored in Cairo Egyptians overseas cast their votes, process monitored in Cairo
- March 17, 2018

Speaking during a visit to the Ministry of the Interior yesterday, Al-Sisi said coming out to vote "represents support to the state and its project". "Egyptians' long queues for the second consecutive day in front of embassies and consulates where they cast their ballots reflect the Egyptians' will that Egyptian people "vote for a president who can achieve stability", Egyptian Ambassador to the UK Nasser Kamel said". (more...)
Russia Orders the Expulsion of 23 British Diplomats in Retaliation
- March 17, 2018

U.K. Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned to the ministry and told the actions are "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and the unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation, the ministry said. Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital if Moscow would expel British diplomats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said on Friday: "We will, of course". (more...)
Jharkhand court convicts 11 in meat trader's lynching case Jharkhand court convicts 11 in meat trader's lynching case
- March 17, 2018

Court will pronounce sentence on 20th March. All of them have been convicted of Murder and three of them have been also slapped with charges of conspiracy which reveal that the attack was planned in advance. Later, the mob set the van on fire while a group of people filmed the proceedings. Ansari succumbed to injuries while he was being taken from the local police station to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi . (more...)
Auburn beats Charleston 62-58 to advance to the Round of 32 Auburn beats Charleston 62-58 to advance to the Round of 32
- March 17, 2018

Mustapha Heron had 16 points and Auburn hit some key late free throws to hold off No. 13 seed Charleston 62-58 in the first-round of the Midwest Region on Friday. The Cougars' season high, prior to Friday night, had been 15 turnovers. Harper hits a 3 and Auburn is up 59-56 with 1:17 to go. Auburn never really came close to covering the 9.5-point spread, making College of Charleston an easy victor on the betting line. (more...)
Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has "very very nice physique"
- March 17, 2018

On Friday, the former senior police officer stood by his remarks and said he had only meant to "emphasise the importance of protection and security for women". "A strong law needs to be formulated and mind set of everyone, be it a politician or a common man, needs to be changed", Devi had said on the fifth anniversary of the incident in December 2017. (more...)
Man beheaded for naming village square after Modi Man beheaded for naming village square after Modi
- March 17, 2018

However, the police claimed the murder was the result of personal enmity . The police have arrested four people so far in the case. "My father went to them to explain the situation over naming the chowk after Prime Minister Narendra Modi , but was beheaded", son of 70-year-old man who was beheaded told ANI . (more...)
Pakistan to skip WTO meet in New Delhi Pakistan to skip WTO meet in New Delhi
- March 17, 2018

According to an Indian Express report, the incidents of harassment and intimidation started the day some positive diplomatic efforts came to a fruition on March 7. The daily further quoted the unnamed official of the Foreign Office, as saying that Islamabad has decided not to send High Commissioner Mahmood back to New Delhi until the overall situation regarding treatment of diplomatic staff and their families is resolved. (more...)
Good news!Bhubaneswar pips Delhi, Mumbai in urban governance Good news!Bhubaneswar pips Delhi, Mumbai in urban governance
- March 17, 2018

Think again. According to a recent survey, other cities have raced past south Indian state capitals in performance when it comes to quality of governance. "Indian cities are in a precarious situation". "Surat, Ahmedabad and Pune have gone in for reforms under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation or Smart City programmes to shore up revenues and implement better auditing", said Anil Nair, Deputy Head, Advocacy and Reform at Janaagraha. (more...)
Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson in dramatic White House shake-up Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson in dramatic White House shake-up
- March 17, 2018

Tillerson would only say on Tuesday that he had received a lunchtime call from Trump during the president's cross-country flight, along with a separate call from Kelly - both conversations happening after the tweet heard 'round the diplomatic world. (more...)
Britain's Claim Putin Ordered Ex-Spy Poisoning 'Unforgiveable': Russia Britain's Claim Putin Ordered Ex-Spy Poisoning 'Unforgiveable': Russia
- March 17, 2018

The war of words between the West and Moscow escalated yesterday after Boris Johnson directly accused Vladimir Putin of ordering the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on United Kingdom soil. May said the agent used has been identified by British scientists as Novichok, which was developed in the Soviet Union. Russian Federation offered some cooperation to British authorities after the 2006 London murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko too. (more...)
Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angering China Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angering China
- March 17, 2018

The act was passed unanimously by the US Congress January 9, 2018. Before his inauguration, Trump angered Beijing by speaking on the phone with the president of Taiwan and suggesting that he may use the one-China policy as a bargaining chip to advance USA interests in trade, currency and strategic issues such as the disputed South China Sea. (more...)
North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid speculation
- March 17, 2018

President Donald Trump still intends to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the end of May, the White House said Friday, an assertion that comes amid some confusion as to whether the high-stakes meeting will happen at all. Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday, and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Kono, who also met with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, called for resolution not just of the nuclear and missile issues, but the cases of Japanese citizens abducted by ... (more...)
Trusted lieutenant returns as Xi's vice president Trusted lieutenant returns as Xi's vice president
- March 17, 2018

The unanimous vote is a rarity even for the rubber-stamp parliament, as there are usually a handful of abstentions and votes against. After the congress's repeal last Sunday of the constitution's limits of two five-year terms for the presidency and vice presidency, Mr. (more...)
Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very Russian Federation promises to expel British diplomats from Moscow 'very
- March 17, 2018

The move marks the latest development in the diplomatic spat over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March. Moscow has said the diplomats must leave Russian Federation within one week. The midnight deadline then passed without comment from Russia, prompting the United Kingdom expulsion of the Russian diplomats. The source of the nerve agent - Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear, as is the way it was administered. (more...)
North Korea's foreign minister visits Sweden amid talks of Kim-Trump summit North Korea's foreign minister visits Sweden amid talks of Kim-Trump summit
- March 17, 2018

Yun, who stepped down as United States special representative for North Korea policy, said he welcomed the planned May meeting between Trump and Kim . "We've chose to narrow down the agenda topics to denuclearising the Korean peninsula, securing permanent peace to ease military tension and new, bold ways to take inter-Korean relations forward", said Im, who is head of the preparation team. (more...)
PSL: Karachi Kings target play-offs, Zalmi fights on PSL: Karachi Kings target play-offs, Zalmi fights on
- March 17, 2018

Nonetheless, it was a decent showing from the tournament debutants and they will come back stronger from this debacle. However, Afridi's heroic efforts went in vain as Karachi Kings lost the match to Peshawar Zalmi . Islamabad, who had rested some of their key players, failed to bat the stipulated 20 overs as they were bowled out for 124 in the 19th over. With their play-off spot already secure before hand, the Islamabad United team management opted to give rest to some of their players ... (more...)

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