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Peru, Corruption, and What to Do about the Summit of the Americas Peru, Corruption, and What to Do about the Summit of the Americas
- March 24, 2018

Two days before the new voting session that would decide Kuczynski's fate, Keiko Fujimori released videos showing her brother Kenji negotiating with a Popular Force representative on behalf of Kuczynski in exchange of public works in their districts. (more...)
Judge: Defamation case against Trump can proceed Judge: Defamation case against Trump can proceed
- March 24, 2018

Trump's lawyers said that as president, he is immune from civil litigation, an argument that did not convince NY judge Jennifer Schecter. "No one is above the law", the judge wrote . Supreme Court ruling that allowed Paula Jones to bring a sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton . Trump's attorneys argued that the president can not be sued in state court and also said the comments he made were political opinion and, as a result, "squarely protected by the First ... (more...)
Services disrupted as French unions protest over reforms Services disrupted as French unions protest over reforms
- March 24, 2018

Similarly the tweet below shows the scenes of destruction in central Paris while describing the situation as "still very tense" near Bastille. A number of trains between Lorraine and Luxembourg, and between Paris and Luxembourg, were cancelled on Thursday. (more...)
North and South Korea to Hold Preparatory Talks for Summit Meeting North and South Korea to Hold Preparatory Talks for Summit Meeting
- March 24, 2018

Kim by the end of May. South Korea has proposed talks with North Korea next week to discuss details of the upcoming summit talks between their leaders. "This morning, North Korea sent a message through a communication channel in Panmunjom agreeing to our suggestion made on the 22nd to hold high-level inter-Korea talks", the ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Kurdish-German footballer joins hunger strike against Turkish Afrin offensive Kurdish-German footballer joins hunger strike against Turkish Afrin offensive
- March 24, 2018

After seizing control of Afrin , the main town in a pocket of Kurdish-controlled territory in northwest Syria, Erdogan said Turkey would also target a region stretching almost 400 km (250 miles) east to the northern Syrian town of Qamishli. (more...)
USA police shoot dead unarmed man 'after mistaking his iPhone for gun' USA police shoot dead unarmed man 'after mistaking his iPhone for gun'
- March 24, 2018

Less than an hour before the protest, Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Clark's death warrants a thorough review of the shooting, and of police policies and procedures. "I just want to make sure his kids go to school, my mom is good, and he gets buried in a way where we don't have to worry - the nicest funeral", he said. (more...)
John R Bolton to be new National Security Adviser to President Trump John R Bolton to be new National Security Adviser to President Trump
- March 24, 2018

Trump tweeted that Mr. McMaster had done "an outstanding job & will always remain my friend". Praising General McMaster for doing what he called "an outstanding job" he said former United Nations ambassador John Bolton would take over on April 9th. (more...)
Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business
- March 24, 2018

Separately, the leaders of the US Senate Commerce Committee also asked Zuckerberg to testify. Speaking to CNN's Laurie Segall , Zuckerberg about the Cambridge Analytica controversy, and the steps the social media giant would be taking to prevent such a massive data leak from here on. (more...)
European Union vows more steps against Russian Federation over spy's poisoning European Union vows more steps against Russian Federation over spy's poisoning
- March 24, 2018

Following a summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack , the European Council of EU leaders agreed "there was no plausible alternative explanation", the BBC reported. Irish premier Leo Varadkar said Dublin would be conducting a "security assessment", with a decision early next week on possible "individual action relating to Russian diplomats in Ireland". (more...)
Sister of a slain Indian blames on Harjit Sister of a slain Indian blames on Harjit
- March 24, 2018

The next day I found all my fellow workers dead when I regained consciousness, "recalls Masih". Now, revealing more information about the death of Indians, Iraqi officials have confirmed that majority were shot in the head over a year ago. (more...)
Virat Kohli set for County cricket, will miss one-off Test vs Afghanistan Virat Kohli set for County cricket, will miss one-off Test vs Afghanistan
- March 24, 2018

According to a report in The Times of India , Kohli is expected to play in three four-day matches for Surrey - scheduled between 9-28 June - against Hampshire, Somerset and Yorkshire. It is also learnt that some of the senior India players will also turn up for India A in England in their bid to prepare for the tour. Indian legend Kapil Dev had suggested earlier this month that Kohli should have a county stint to overcome his woes in England. (more...)
US President Trump Defends Over Putin Congratulatory Call US President Trump Defends Over Putin Congratulatory Call
- March 24, 2018

But the circumstances are very different. "There are signs that the Kremlin is becoming more brazen". The White House , which was essentially closed for official business Wednesday due to a snowstorm, also sought to undercut the Washington Post story that first reported the "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" warning. (more...)
PA School District Arms Students With Rocks To Combat School Shootings
- March 24, 2018

Helsel said the buckets of stones are not the sole strategy against armed attackers; rather, they're a "last resort", CBS reported , and students and teachers have received active shooter training. "It matters because it will help protect the schools, anything helps, rocks are better than books and pencils", one student said. "Throwing rocks, it's an option". (more...)
European Union to recall envoy to Russian Federation over spy attack European Union to recall envoy to Russian Federation over spy attack
- March 24, 2018

But divisions remain over how far to go, with Austria already ruling out expelling diplomats, and Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said it was not clear how many states would join the expulsions. He disclosed that France had been asked for technical assistance relating to the Salisbury investigation, which it stood ready to provide. The EU sceptics included Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Finland as well as Cyprus, Greece, and Italy in the south, sources said. (more...)
Trump Announces New Ban on Transgender Troops Trump Announces New Ban on Transgender Troops
- March 24, 2018

The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of " gender dysphoria " - those who may require substantial medical treatment - "presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality". It added that the secretaries of defense and homeland security "may exercise their authority to implement any appropriate policies concerning military service by transgender individuals". (more...)
Cambridge Analytica's London Offices Have Been Raided By Investigators Cambridge Analytica's London Offices Have Been Raided By Investigators
- March 24, 2018

According to the UK Channel, Cambridge Analytica worked for 200 elections around the world. It has emerged that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on millions of people from an app developed by researcher Aleksandr Kogan , which was downloaded by thousands of Facebook users but also scooped up information from their friends. (more...)
USA charges nine Iranians in stealing data from hundreds of universities USA charges nine Iranians in stealing data from hundreds of universities
- March 24, 2018

Hackers also targeted the US Labor Department , the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the United Nations and the computer systems of the US states Hawaii and IN, prosecutors said. financial sector and for infiltrating a NY dam in 2013. The stolen data and stolen login credentials acquired through the hacking were reportedly used to benefit Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). (more...)
South Korea Is Turning Off PCs to Stop People Working Late South Korea Is Turning Off PCs to Stop People Working Late
- March 24, 2018

The programme will begin on March 30, with all computers switched off by 8 p.m. Seoul's shutdown initiative will roll out in phases over the next three months. Although the initiative will bring some relief to the workers, according to an official statement , 67.1percent of government workers have asked to be excused from the forced shutdown. (more...)
Winter storm hits portions of Chicago area Saturday Winter storm hits portions of Chicago area Saturday
- March 24, 2018

As of Thursday, Elkins had recorded 21.3 in. of snowfall for March compared with normal March snowfall of 9.7 in., according to the National Weather Service . Predictions show totals could be as high as four to six inches for much of the WSPY listening area. ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Plan on hard travel conditions, especially Saturday evening. (more...)
Ghouta evacuees arrive in Syria's rebel-held Idlib Ghouta evacuees arrive in Syria's rebel-held Idlib
- March 24, 2018

Russia , a military backer of Assad, was the guarantor of the deal, he said. The estimated 15,000 civilians who will remain in Harasta have been guaranteed that they will not be harmed. After weeks of brutal battle that has left more than 1,700 civilians dead , displaced over 45,000 and trapped thousands more, the siege on the restive area of eastern Ghouta looks to be ending, with the Syrian government gaining the upper hand. (more...)
New Peruvian president sworn in after Kuczynski resignation New Peruvian president sworn in after Kuczynski resignation
- March 24, 2018

Regarding economy, he referred to stability and credibility and announced that "we are going to keep what has been done well, change everything that can be improved and do what has not been done so far", without any great change in this regard. (more...)
Trump to sign budget deal after raising government shutdown threat
- March 24, 2018

He said that young immigrants now protected in the United States under Barack Obama's Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals "have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill ) and the BORDER WALL , which is desperately needed for our National Defense , is not fully funded". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn facing backlash over Brexit sacking of Owen Smith Jeremy Corbyn facing backlash over Brexit sacking of Owen Smith
- March 24, 2018

A spokesman for Corbyn said that Smith had been "asked to stand down as Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, and has been replaced by Tony Lloyd with immediate effect". He was convincingly defeated by Mr Corbyn, but his views may chime with the party's pro-remain base. Mr Smith said that remaining in the EU single market and customs union was the only way to meet the UK's commitments under the Good Friday Agreement. (more...)
Firefighters say they'll stay at Glasgow blaze 'as long as it takes' Firefighters say they'll stay at Glasgow blaze 'as long as it takes'
- March 24, 2018

Firefighters cooled the outside walls of the Pavillion to prevent the spread of the fire. Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay said: "This is an extremely challenging incident but the response and professionalism of our firefighters has been outstanding". (more...)
Pakistan Resolution Day celebrated in Poland's capital Pakistan Resolution Day celebrated in Poland's capital
- March 24, 2018

Director General of Saudi Foreign Ministry's Makkah Region office Jamal Bakar Al-Balkhoyor was the chief guest. MoU between National School of Public Policy (NSPP) of the Government of Pakistan and Sri Lankan Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) of Sri Lanka was signed by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan and the Dean of the Pakistan NSPP. (more...)
French hostage swap officer 'fighting for life' French hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'
- March 24, 2018

The man, identified by authorities as 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim , carried out three attacks on Friday beginning in Carcassonne where he hijacked a auto, killing one person and injuring another. "At one point he saw me and took after me with his knife", Guibbert told Reuters. Five people were wounded in the attacks, including three seriously. (more...)
China won't rule out scaling back US Treasury purchases
- March 24, 2018

The call between Mnuchin and Liu, a confidante of President Xi Jinping , was the highest-level contact between the two governments since U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese goods on Thursday. (more...)
Australia scraps 457 visa program, popular with Indians Australia scraps 457 visa program, popular with Indians
- March 24, 2018

A major reason behind the reforms in the visa norm is ensuring that locals are given an equal opportunity. Among the 90,000 people in Australia with a 457 subclass visa, around 22 per cent are Indians, followed by the United Kingdom and China, at 19.5 per cent and 5.8 per cent, respectively. (more...)
Speaker Ryan coaxed Trump into signing spending bill after veto threat Speaker Ryan coaxed Trump into signing spending bill after veto threat
- March 24, 2018

Also included is US$75 million this year to train teachers and school officials to respond to attacks, pay for metal detectors, and create anonymous systems for reporting possible threats. The spending bill is widely expected to be the last major legislation that Congress will pass before the November midterm elections, which had increased pressure to jam the bill full of odds and ends, with provisions addressing everything from gun safety to invasive carp. (more...)
Xi Jinping: China ready to fight 'bloody battle'
- March 24, 2018

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said that the economic bloc - which is the largest trading partner of the United States - is "always willing to engage with our American partners, but we do not negotiate anything under pressure or threat". (more...)

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