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Romania qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup after Spain loses Romania qualifies for 2019 Rugby World Cup after Spain loses
- March 19, 2018

A poor performance from a Romanian referee helped Belgium upset Spain 18-10 on Sunday, which saw Romania qualify for the 2019 World Cup instead. After the final whistle, frustrated Spanish players surrounded the Romanian referee. "I said to one of the players that Spain didn't lose today, rugby lost". "That final image does not correspond to the sport or the values of this team". (more...)
Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry
- March 19, 2018

Petersburg and the British council at a time that has yet to be determined. The British Council is a cultural institute with artistic, language and educational programs. She warned that Britain "will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian government". They called on Russian Federation to provide a complete disclosure of the Novichok programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. (more...)
France to 'take action' over spy poisoning in coming days France to 'take action' over spy poisoning in coming days
- March 19, 2018

New tensions have also surfaced over the death Monday of a London-based Russian businessman, Nikolai Glushkov . Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the Salisbury attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two. (more...)
1 dead, 1 with serious injuries following North York shooting 1 dead, 1 with serious injuries following North York shooting
- March 19, 2018

Witness Craig Wallace called it "scary". During a news conference on Sunday, Toronto Police Det. Paramedics said a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman in her 20s was rushed to a hospital trauma centre in life-threatening condition. (more...)
Sergei Skripal: Russia expels 23 British diplomats Sergei Skripal: Russia expels 23 British diplomats
- March 19, 2018

The 88-year-old retired mason meant that as a compliment to Vladimir Putin , the man who has ruled Russian Federation since the turn of the century, and who was expected to easily secure another six years in office in Sunday's drama-free vote. (more...)
Donald Trump berates Mueller's 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry Donald Trump berates Mueller's 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry
- March 19, 2018

In an early-morning flurry on Twitter, Trump insisted that Mueller's team of investigators is staffed with "hardened" Democrats biased against him. "Another Dem recently added", Trump said. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "for surveillance of my campaign. Graham added that he believed there was no cause to fire Mueller, and that the special counsel is "doing a good job". (more...)
Heathrow cancels over 100 flights this weekend - is your flight disrupted Heathrow cancels over 100 flights this weekend - is your flight disrupted
- March 19, 2018

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Orange weather warning across Ireland as heavy snow is predicted. Other British airports were less badly affected, although passengers were advised to check with airlines. "We've worked with our airlines to consolidate Sunday's flight schedule, moving passengers onto fewer flights", said a Heathrow spokesperson. 'We are working closely with our on-site Met Office to monitor the further snowfall expected throughout the weekend. (more...)
Russian Federation has been stockpiling deadly nerve agent Novichok 'for 10 years' Russian Federation has been stockpiling deadly nerve agent Novichok 'for 10 years'
- March 19, 2018

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (March 18) rubbished claims that Russian Federation poisoned a former spy in Britain, on the eve of worldwide chemical weapons experts heading to Britain to probe the attack. Mr Johnson will brief European Union foreign ministers on the case on Monday before meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Britain's national security council will meet to consider further measures, and The Guardian reports that Johnson has pledged to use existing ... (more...)
Suspect Arrested for Two Stabbing Deaths Suspect Arrested for Two Stabbing Deaths
- March 19, 2018

The call came in at 7:30 p.m. He is being held in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on two counts of 2nd degree murder. When authorities arrived, they found two men on the fourth floor of the apartment complex "suffering from critical stab wounds", according to a press release issued by the Rochester Police Department. (more...)
Putin Wins Fresh Six-Year Term in Russian Election Putin Wins Fresh Six-Year Term in Russian Election
- March 19, 2018

What Putin looks to have won in this vote, against a hand-picked selection of seven opponents he was guaranteed to overwhelm at the polls, is another six-year term - after which, should he desire, another will no doubt be enabled by a simple vote of the Duma, which is utterly under his control. (more...)
Nibali holds on in Milan-San Remo as Cavendish crashes again Nibali holds on in Milan-San Remo as Cavendish crashes again
- March 19, 2018

BC-CYC-Milan-San Remo, 1st Ld-Writethru, 259 Nibali wins Milan-San Remo classic with solo attackEds: Updates with details, quotes. Mark Cavendish crashed heavily in the Milan-San Remo race on Saturday. Caleb Ewan of Australia crossed second and Arnaud Demare of France finished third, both with the same time as Nibali. Mark Cavendish, the top British sprinter, slammed into a road bollard with 10 kilometers to go and flipped his bike onto the asphalt. (more...)
Russian diplomat hints United Kingdom lab could be nerve agent source
- March 19, 2018

The Foreign Office said Britain had anticipated the action after Theresa May announced she would expel Moscow's diplomats on Wednesday, in response to the attack in Salisbury involving a Russian-made nerve agent. "We can be reassured by the strong support we have received from our friends and allies around the world", May said at the Conservative Party's spring forum in London. (more...)
GOP lawmakers warn Trump against firing Mueller GOP lawmakers warn Trump against firing Mueller
- March 19, 2018

He referenced legislation that would aim to protect the special counsel from Trump. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union , the Republican lawmaker from SC was asked about the potential firing of Mueller by host Jake Tapper. On Twitter, Michael Bromwich, McCabe's lawyer, hit back at Trump's tweets about his client, calling the president's comments "childish, defamatory, disgusting & false". (more...)
North, South Korean Presidents congratulate Chinese counterpart on re-election North, South Korean Presidents congratulate Chinese counterpart on re-election
- March 19, 2018

Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that a covert meeting between North Korean and South Korean diplomats is to take place somewhere in Helsinki in the near future. There has been no public North Korean response to Trump in the almost two weeks since he stunned the world by agreeing to meet with Kim, a diplomatic gambit with huge stakes for both countries. (more...)
Syrian army gives Harasta rebels till 3pm to withdraw Syrian army gives Harasta rebels till 3pm to withdraw
- March 19, 2018

He was talking to the troops. Residents came out in their thousands this week for the first time, from the southern pocket around Hammouriyeh town. In that time some 50 civilians, including 10 children, have been killed by rebel shelling of Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
Russia's PM Medvedev votes in presidential election Russia's PM Medvedev votes in presidential election
- March 19, 2018

Russian Federation destroyed all of its stockpiles previous year, he added. He added that there were "no stockpiles whatsoever" of nerve agents left in Russian Federation. British Ambassador Laurie Bristow was called to the Foreign Ministry Saturday morning to be informed of the moves. Polls in the past have also shown that Putin's popularity rises during times of confrontation with the West, so Russians appear to be shrugging off the current diplomatic crises. (more...)
Putin casts ballot in Russian presidential election
- March 19, 2018

They included discrepancies in ballot numbers, ballot boxes placed out of sight of observation cameras and last-minute voter registration changes likely created to boost turnout. The poll puts Mr. Putin on target to eclipse the 63.6% he scored at the last election in 2012. Ukraine security forces blocked the Russian Embassy in Kiev and consulates elsewhere today as the government protested the voting in Crimea, whose annexation is still not internationally recognized. (more...)
Voting begins for Russian presidential election Voting begins for Russian presidential election
- March 19, 2018

Polls first opened in the Far East, and 109 million voters are eligible to cast ballots across the 11 time zones of the world's biggest country. Opinion polls give Putin, the incumbent, support of around 70 percent, or almost 10 times the backing of his nearest challenger. (more...)
Sri Lanka lifts emergency as communal tensions lessen Sri Lanka lifts emergency as communal tensions lessen
- March 18, 2018

The Gazette to end the emergency was signed last night soon after the return of the President from his visit overseas. The latest series of violence began on March 4, after a Buddhist Sinhalese man was beaten to death by a group of Muslim men following a traffic accident in Teledeniya town in Kandy. (more...)
Putin set for fourth term with 74 percent of vote Putin set for fourth term with 74 percent of vote
- March 18, 2018

His nearest challenger, the Communist Party's Pavel Grudinin, won 11.2%, the poll said. The Central Election Commission, speaking after nearly a third of the votes had been counted, put Putin on 73 percent. In 2008 he was replaced by Dmitry Medvedev, who named him prime minister, and then Putin was again elected president in 2012. In addition, USA federal prosecutors are investigating whether Russian-linked groups interfered during the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
TDP pulls out from NDA TDP pulls out from NDA
- March 18, 2018

The Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have also pledged their support to the motion. Andhra Pradesh's ruling party had on Thursday offered to back the Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress' no-confidence motion but has now said it withdraws the support as it smells a nexus between it and the Bharatiya Janata Party . (more...)
Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking
- March 18, 2018

It is the first time the USA government has targeted a company and its principals for providing criminals with the technology to evade law enforcement while committing transnational drug trafficking , the Department of Justice said. Phantom Secure provided mobile devices equipped with encrypted messaging services. So if you've been using Phantom Secure to hide your criminal activities - you might just be in trouble very, very soon. (more...)
Scotland desperate to end Six Nations on high in Italy Scotland desperate to end Six Nations on high in Italy
- March 18, 2018

A win would see the Dark Blues move third but they also have a slim chance of grabbing second place depending on other results - if Wales draw at home to France and England lose to Ireland at Twickenham, Scotland would still need to win by 65 points in Rome to finish runners-up. (more...)
'Panic and chaos' and people injured as vehicle is driven into nightclub 'Panic and chaos' and people injured as vehicle is driven into nightclub
- March 18, 2018

Two people who were at the club, including one who said he witnessed the crash, told BuzzFeed News that the crash occurred in an open smoking area with a shisha bar, near a side entrance of the club. Police officials did not say how many people were injured in the crash. Footage posted on social media showed a large auto, headlights still shining, on a chequered dancefloor inside a marquee at the Blake's nightclub. (more...)
Pelosi, Self-Described 'Master Legislator,' Not Worried About Attacks Pelosi, Self-Described 'Master Legislator,' Not Worried About Attacks
- March 18, 2018

Pelosi called the Pennsylvania special election this week an "upset" win and hopes that Democrat Conor Lamb will be sworn-in soon. In a campaign ad , Lamb very clearly distanced himself from Pelosi. "This was a very big win", she said. Pelosi said she didn't think "your opponents should choose your party's leaders". Win or lose , they're in active discussions to ditch Pelosi as leader and replace her with a fresh face. (more...)
Duterte tells other countries to leave ICC: It's all bull! Duterte tells other countries to leave ICC: It's all bull!
- March 18, 2018

Due to what he said was that flaw, Duterte said the global court can never have jurisdiction over him, "not in a million years". "I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty at ICC: 'Get out, get out, it's rude, '" the brash-talking president said. (more...)
Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning Britain's top diplomat says Russia's Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy's poisoning
- March 18, 2018

The apparent unity in the West though comes at a time of friction over Brexit and an unpredictable White House. "Everything that we are being told by the TV and the media, when they say that there's Russian propaganda and so on - this is typical British propaganda, which is firing from nearly all of its weapons now". (more...)
Spy standoff: Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack
- March 18, 2018

President Donald Trump's suggestion that there was. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench outside the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury. "Many trails point to the fact that Russian Federation is responsible", Merkel said just before talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron where they were expected to discuss an appropriate response to the attack. (more...)
Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador Russian Federation spy row: United Kingdom lab could be poison source, says ambassador
- March 18, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament Wednesday that there was "no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable" in the attack , and later ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats . Mr Skripal, a former colonel in the GRU who betrayed dozens of Russian agents to British intelligence, and his daughter have been critically ill since March 4, when they were found unconscious on a bench. (more...)
Motor Cycling: Dovizioso edges out Marquez in Qatar MotoGP thriller Motor Cycling: Dovizioso edges out Marquez in Qatar MotoGP thriller
- March 18, 2018

Tall Italian Baldassarrita (Pons HP40) - looking very comfortable on his Kalex - was just 0.308 seconds adrift of Marquez while Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) completed the front row. I decided I have to do one lap, I push a lot. And so, all that was left for number 93 was to console himself with a second place finish: " I always give it my all, pushing 100 % - the rider from Cervera said - This is a hard track for me, but I was able to get close to the win anyway". (more...)

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