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When and where 'Beast from the East' will unleash heavy snow tomorrow When and where 'Beast from the East' will unleash heavy snow tomorrow
- March 18, 2018

There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel. Any heavier snow will become largely confined to southwest England through the day. And a yellow warning for snow and ice in force for the entire day covers almost the whole of Britain. Sunday will be a similar story, with snow and ice expected across the UK. (more...)
Russian Federation has stockpiled nerve agent over past decade, says Johnson Russian Federation has stockpiled nerve agent over past decade, says Johnson
- March 18, 2018

Now, he faces seven challengers but no serious threat to his rule. He has sought to use the campaign to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power, boasting of its "invincible" new nuclear weapons in a key pre-election speech . At many polling stations the atmosphere was festive, with patriotic songs blasting out of speakers outside and cheap food available to voters. In the southern city of Tambov, the state-sponsored Youth Parliament has called an Instagram competition. (more...)
Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to medical concerns Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to medical concerns
- March 18, 2018

It adds that Franklin is "extremely disappointed she can not perform as she had expected and hoped to". Both shows have been cancelled . Franklin announced her plans to retire from touring in February 2017, so that she could more time with family. (more...)
Flights cancelled as 'mini beast' threatens 10cm of snow in south
- March 18, 2018

The snow is expected to ease a little by the afternoon though, ahead of a yellow warning for ice on Monday morning. The Met Office says it could turn heavy and will last for most of the day across the Duchy on Sunday. Wind is expected to gust at around 30mph and will make for an intense wind chill. 'We don't expect it to be Beast from the East Mark II, you could call it a mini Beast from the East, I suppose, as it is a less severe version of it, ' Mr Bowles said. (more...)
Russian Envoy to EU Hints UK Lab Could Be Nerve Agent Producer Russian Envoy to EU Hints UK Lab Could Be Nerve Agent Producer
- March 18, 2018

The measures were in response to "the provocative actions of the British side and the unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation, the ministry said. They remain in critical condition. Ms Bishop said Australia supports a thorough investigation into the poisoning of the Skripals. Putin is expected to easily win a presidential election on Sunday which would take him to almost a quarter of a century in power. (more...)
New US State Secretary Could Discourage Global Oil Output New US State Secretary Could Discourage Global Oil Output
- March 18, 2018

The nuclear deal, which was negotiated during the Obama administration, limits Iran's enrichment and stockpiling of material that could be applied to a nuclear weapons program. "We need to make sure that we don't throw out the baby with the bath water, so we keep the nuclear agreement". European powers are negotiating with Washington over a possible side deal in an effort to address concerns raised by Trump and prevent him from making good on his threats to withdraw from the nuclear deal. (more...)
Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats as nerve agent fallout continues Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats as nerve agent fallout continues
- March 18, 2018

Russia's move to sever cultural ties with Britain was announced on the eve of a presidential election which is set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory. It is also planning to make it harder for Putin allies to travel and to target the finances of oligarchs living in Britain.The Sunday Times said the government had warned power companies to strengthen their cyber defences over fears that Russian Federation could attempt to cause a blackout. (more...)
From Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic tensions From Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic tensions
- March 18, 2018

Skripal and his daughter". British Prime Minister Theresa May this week expelled 23 Russian diplomats and severed high-level bilateral contacts over the March 4 poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia . All 23 members of the diplomatic mission are declared persona non grata, according to the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. His self-assurance and relaxed demeanour reflects the stress-free campaign he has run ahead of Sunday's election that is certain to ... (more...)
Germany urges Russia to be transparent over nerve agent attack in Britain Germany urges Russia to be transparent over nerve agent attack in Britain
- March 18, 2018

Britain's diplomatic row with Russian Federation shows no sign of abating as the Foreign Office said it will "consider next steps" after 23 United Kingdom diplomats were today booted out by the Kremlin . Both are in hospital in critical condition. He said: "I think we should seriously consider making a co-ordinated approach to Federation Internationale de Football Association and talk about moving the World Cup to 2019 and have it hosted in another country or countries". (more...)
Powerball jackpot ticket worth $456.7M sold in PA Powerball jackpot ticket worth $456.7M sold in PA
- March 18, 2018

The jackpot, at $456 million, is the eighth-largest in Powerball history, officials said . Under the name "Good Karma Family 2018", the anonymous victor chose the lump-sum cash option of $352 million, Reuters reported . That's the seventh largest jackpot ever won in the United States. Powerball officials estimate that the winnings from the Saturday drawing total $456.7 million; $273.9 million cash value. (more...)
Modi Govt Mismanaged Jammu And Kashmir Like Never Before, Says Manmohan Singh
- March 18, 2018

He accused the Prime Minister of claiming to provide two crore jobs, when, in reality, there haven't even been 2 lakhs job allocations. "We must, therefore, warn Pakistan that this is a path which is mutually destructive of peace and prosperity in the sub-continent", he said. (more...)
Advancing Syrian troops step up pressure on rebels Advancing Syrian troops step up pressure on rebels
- March 18, 2018

Many Kurds also used the occasion to protest against the ongoing Turkish military intervention in the northern Syrian region of Afrin. The Observatory says more than 280 civilians have been killed since the campaign began. Turkey's government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said the military campaign would continue to secure areas around Afrin and make sure food and medicine were available. (more...)
UK, US, France, Germany point to Russian Federation over spy attack UK, US, France, Germany point to Russian Federation over spy attack
- March 18, 2018

Britain accused Russian Federation of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal at a time when London's ties with European partners have been badly strained by Brexit. As the tit-for-tat exchange between Russian Federation and the United Kingdom has intensified, May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have been working to align their allies with the U.K.'s stance, talking with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President ... (more...)
Palestine slams Israeli call for Jerusalem embassy move Palestine slams Israeli call for Jerusalem embassy move
- March 18, 2018

Roughly 600,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank since Israel occupied the territory - along with East Jerusalem - in 1967. Israel accuses Palestinian officials of encouraging such attacks through incitement and refusing to accept Israel's existence. The response from Israel has often been destroying villages and shooting any Palestinian in sight. (more...)
"Witch hunt!" - Donald Trump ramps up criticism of USA special counsel investigation
- March 18, 2018

U.S. media reported this weekend that Mr McCabe - who was sacked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the back of a recommendation from an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation review - had kept notes of his interactions with President Trump , similar to those apparently kept by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey before his own firing by the Trump administration. (more...)
U.S. once again tells Pakistan to U.S. once again tells Pakistan to "do more" against terrorists
- March 18, 2018

United States has once again asked Pakistan to "do more" against terrorist organizations. Both the leaders discussed to find more ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries during the meeting. The US-Pak relations witnessed a downtrend after US President Donald Trump's New Year tweet, wherein he had claimed that Washington had "foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years". (more...)
SA leaders set for last day of campaign SA leaders set for last day of campaign
- March 18, 2018

The established parties-the centre-right Liberals and Labor-face a huge challenge from a new minor party, SA Best, led by ex-federal independent senator, centrist Nick Xenophon. Labor has campaigned on planned capital works of almost $2 billion, the Liberals have committed to tax cuts and Mr Xenophon has not revealed costings, but urged voters to look at his track record at state and federal levels over two decades. (more...)
'Heavy snow' - New orange weather warning for seven counties 'Heavy snow' - New orange weather warning for seven counties
- March 18, 2018

Met Éireann forecaster John Eagleton said that, although the snow is falling quite heavily in places, it may not be accumulating because of its "dry powdery" nature. Meanwhile, a festival planned for Merrion Square today has been cancelled. A status orange weather warning has been issued for 10 counties, while a status yellow weather warning has been issued for the entire country. (more...)
Russians in Ukraine to be blocked from voting in presidential poll Russians in Ukraine to be blocked from voting in presidential poll
- March 18, 2018

Speaking of Putin, Johnson yesterday said: "We think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the United Kingdom, on the streets of Europe, for the first time since the Second World War". (more...)
Saudi Arabia will get nuclear bomb if Iran does, crown prince says
- March 18, 2018

Despite a centuries-long power struggle between the nations , bin Salman claimed " Iran is not a rival to Saudi Arabia " - but the remark was not intended as an olive branch. Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih, who is also Aramco's chairman, has said in the past that Aramco was interested in investing in global upstream ventures, particularly gas, and could invest in importing gas into the kingdom. (more...)
US Sanctions Russia Over Election Interference, Energy Attacks US Sanctions Russia Over Election Interference, Energy Attacks
- March 18, 2018

The first polling stations started work in Kamchatka and Chukotka in the far east of the country. "They didn't hit Putin's power structure and they didn't team up with Europe", Brian O'Toole, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank and a former senior adviser at the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said of the administration's actions. (more...)
Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats as row over spy attack escalates Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats as row over spy attack escalates
- March 18, 2018

Johnson said the attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a military-grade nerve toxin was most likely ordered by Putin himself. At home, the British government has been under pressure from lawmakers and media to show it is getting tough on Russian Federation, with some experts saying that despite the rhetoric the response did not go far enough to bother Putin. (more...)
5 of family killed in cross border firing in Poonch 5 of family killed in cross border firing in Poonch
- March 18, 2018

Jammu : Five members of a family were killed in heavy shelling by Pakistani forces this morning near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Earlier last month, the Opposition had slammed the government over the increase in ceasefire violations at the India-Pakistan border. "India is violating ceasefire agreement time and again on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary". (more...)
Shiv Sena mocks BJP, says bypolls loss is defeat of hubris Shiv Sena mocks BJP, says bypolls loss is defeat of hubris
- March 18, 2018

The outcome is significant for the BJP not just because both the seats were held by the two most important leaders of the party, but also because its two arch rivals, SP and BSP, came together to contest the by-elections. Rejecting the charge that the crime graph had increased during his tenure, he said, "This is society, but see the difference between pre and post 2017". (more...)
Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq Pentagon releases names of 7 airmen killed in crash in Iraq
- March 18, 2018

The military said a second accompanying American helicopter immediately reported the crash and Iraqi security forces and coalition members secured the area. "I am heartbroken to learn of reports that seven service members lost their lives last night in a tragic helicopter crash in Iraq. Instruments don't pick up the power lines". (more...)
Uttar Pradesh to see 11 nominees fighting for 10 seats Uttar Pradesh to see 11 nominees fighting for 10 seats
- March 18, 2018

Valera backed out. Earlier on 12 March, the last date for filing Rajya Sabha nominations for Gujarat, as many as eight candidates had filled the nomination forms. For a candidate to win, 37 first preferential votes are required. In August a year ago, for the first time in the last two decades, a Rajya Sabha election was contested by voting in Gujarat. (more...)
India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants
- March 18, 2018

He was sentenced to two years in jail and was later granted bail. In 2003, the Patiala police booked Daler Mehndi and his brother Shamsher Mehndi - who died past year - and two others on the basis of a complaint filed by Bakshish Singh, a resident of Balbera village. (more...)
Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents - Hezbollah Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents - Hezbollah
- March 18, 2018

One man held up a Syrian flag as regime tanks rolled by. A reporter in the town contributing to AFP saw eight charred bodies in the streets and said wounded people were left in the roads as rescue centers had been put out of service by bombing. (more...)
New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal
- March 18, 2018

In a statement , Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Tehran in order to please the US President. reprisal. A senior State Department official in Washington , who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the USA side has used the opportunity to raise the cases of Americans imprisoned or missing in Iran. (more...)
Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack
- March 18, 2018

British Ambassador Laurie Bristow is expected at the Russian Foreign Ministry late Saturday morning. Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital Astana if Moscow would expel British diplomats , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said: "We will, of course". (more...)

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