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Five EU member states considering expulsion of Russian diplomats Five EU member states considering expulsion of Russian diplomats
- March 24, 2018

Moscow has denied that it is behind the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the first known offensive use of a nerve toxin in Europe since World War Two. It added that the European Union "should also continue to bolster its capabilities to address hybrid threats, including in the areas of cyberdefense, strategic communication and counterintelligence". (more...)
A Historic Moment At Mumbai's Versova Beach A Historic Moment At Mumbai's Versova Beach
- March 24, 2018

However, in cities like Mumbai there is a lot of artificial light which is likely to confuse them towards the land. Cut into the news, Olive Ridley turtles are the rare turtles that left the Mumbai beaches long ago, due to pollution. Now, with the campaign on freeing ocean of marine debris, automatically the turtles come back. "However, when our officers dug about a foot deep, they found shells confirming that there has been nesting of these turtles on the beach", said N Vasudevan, ... (more...)
Judge grants search warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices Judge grants search warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices
- March 24, 2018

Both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have denied any wrongdoing. India's information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target USA voters. (more...)
US drops charges against Turkish president's bodyguards in DC brawl US drops charges against Turkish president's bodyguards in DC brawl
- March 24, 2018

Turkish and American delegations met in Washington on March 8 and 9 to find a way to resolve the Manbij problem but the dismissal of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has caused uncertainty about how the two countries will proceed. "Our priority is making sure anyone expressing their right to assemble and speech is kept safe". In December, two men who were not associated with Turkish security personnel - Sinan Narin, 45, of McLean, Virginia, and Eyup Yildirim, 50, of Manchester, New ... (more...)
China squares up to Trump over $60bn tariff move China squares up to Trump over $60bn tariff move
- March 24, 2018

Trump's actions fulfil his campaign pledge to demand fairer trade deals with countries and to retaliate against trading partners if the United States does not secure better agreements. "We know what the Chinese bottom line is". But in a sign that he will still turn to the WTO when it suits his interests, Trump had his government file a complaint through the organization to try to stop China from allegedly stealing technology from USA companies that operate there. (more...)
Charge upgraded to first-degree murder in Tess Richey case Charge upgraded to first-degree murder in Tess Richey case
- March 24, 2018

Her mother, who travelled from her home in North Bay to search for her, found Richey's body four days later in a stairwell at the back of an alley, just steps from where she was last seen alive. "And sexual assault with a homicide is also first-degree murder". However, police have said the Richey and McArthur cases were not related. Richey's death and the disappearances of several men with links to the gay village prompted complaints from the community that police were not doing enough to ... (more...)
Cyclone Nora to hit Cape York Cyclone Nora to hit Cape York
- March 24, 2018

STRIKE force teams of emergency services are on standby as Cyclone Nora threatens to lash remote Queensland communities along the Gulf this weekend. "Once you are in your homes this evening, you should not leave your homes", she said. Gales with gusts of up to 110km/h could develop in coastal areas between Elcho Island and Cape Shield, including Nhulunbuy, and in coastal areas between Thursday Island and Pormpuraaw tonight. (more...)
In Sacramento, Protesters Shut Down Freeway And Block Entrance To Kings Game In Sacramento, Protesters Shut Down Freeway And Block Entrance To Kings Game
- March 24, 2018

Several CHP vehicles raced toward the scene, sirens blaring, in an apparent attempt to block protesters from the elevated roadway. They swarmed a Folsom police SUV outside Devere's Irish Pub that appeared to be double parked on unrelated business. (more...)
China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products
- March 24, 2018

The tariffs don't take effect until after a comment period in which the administration is expected to get a lot of pushback from industry, free-trade Republicans, and major trading partners. The European Union, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and South Korea won exemptions from the steel and aluminium tariffs, Canada and Mexico, Lighthizer said on Thursday. (more...)
China threatens U.S. with tariffs, says 'not afraid of war' China threatens U.S. with tariffs, says 'not afraid of war'
- March 24, 2018

The China tariffs mark a "seismic shift from an era dating back to Nixon and Kissinger, where we had as a government viewed China in terms of economic engagement", White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told reporters Thursday. In his announcement on Thursday, Trump hinted the USA might be open to negotiations, noting he has a "great relationship" with President Xi Jinping. (more...)
Zell Miller, Georgia's fiery former governor and United States senator, dies at 86 Zell Miller, Georgia's fiery former governor and United States senator, dies at 86
- March 24, 2018

Zell Miller of Georgia. "I do not know of anyone who impacted the lives of Georgians more than Zell", Isakson said in a statement . "His Marine Corps values of patriotism and loyalty guided his career in service to his state and his country". (more...)
Britain's May welcomes EU support over Russian role in spy attack Britain's May welcomes EU support over Russian role in spy attack
- March 24, 2018

Foreign ministry official Vladimir Yermakov said London itself could have been behind the poisoning of Skripal , a former Russian officer who sold secrets to Britain and moved there in a 2010 spy swap. May and other European Union leaders are due to discuss the poisoning at a summit Thursday. Britain said Wednesday that its ambassador in Moscow has snubbed the meeting. (more...)
Fodder scam: Lalu sentenced to 7-years jail in Dumka-treasury case Fodder scam: Lalu sentenced to 7-years jail in Dumka-treasury case
- March 24, 2018

The funds were withdrawn from the treasury through 96 fake vouchers between December 1995 and January 1996, when Yadav was the chief minister of Bihar. CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the sentence. Prasad's counsel Prabhat Kumar told journalists that he would appeal in a higher court against the judgment. (more...)
Amit Shah terms TDP decision to quit NDA 'unfortunate and unilateral' Amit Shah terms TDP decision to quit NDA 'unfortunate and unilateral'
- March 24, 2018

On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah said that Telugu Desam Party ( TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu's decision to end the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was directed by "political considerations" instead of Andhra Pradesh's development concerns, and named his move "unfortunate and unilateral". (more...)
Kerala ISIS recruitment: NIA sentenced Yasmin Mohammed to 7 years rigorous imprisonment Kerala ISIS recruitment: NIA sentenced Yasmin Mohammed to 7 years rigorous imprisonment
- March 24, 2018

The accused has been sentenced under Section 125 of the IPC and has been imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000. The case pertains to the illegal migration of 15 persons from Kasaragod in Kerala to Afghanistan in 2016 for joining the Islamic State. (more...)
Assam: 5-year-old gangraped in Nangaon, set ablaze by five persons Assam: 5-year-old gangraped in Nangaon, set ablaze by five persons
- March 24, 2018

The girl, who suffered 90 percent burn injuries, was battling for her life in a hospital. The men then splashed kerosene on her and burnt her. On March 17, police in Nagaon arrested eight people in connection with the alleged gangrape of a 35-year-old woman. (more...)
S cries foul play in Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls S cries foul play in Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls
- March 24, 2018

With its strength in the Assembly, the Congress was sure of winning two seats and eyed the third seat and won it with the support of JDS rebels and independents. In a letter addressed to the new returning officer, M.S. Kumaraswamy, the Election Commission of India said Rule 41 (1) of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, permits issuance of fresh ballot papers in case of inadvertent errors but it is upon the returning officer to check the genuineness of the claim. (more...)
Giants lose Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija to injuries days before season opener Giants lose Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija to injuries days before season opener
- March 24, 2018

He chased after the ball but was unable to pick it up, and was immediately visited by manager Bruce Bochy and a team trainer before exiting the game. "Because of what happened to me last year, how we did last year, the whole combination of things and the group of guys that we've got here this year and the new staff. (more...)
European Union deplores USA tactics in negotiating tariffs
- March 24, 2018

President Donald Trump "has chose to pause the imposition of the tariffs with respect to those countries", U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said at a Senate finance committee hearing. "We remain absolutely committed to doing all we can to support our steel industry and to promoting worldwide trade, which is vital to ensuring the prosperity of Welsh people and communities". (more...)
Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special elections Wisconsin judge orders Walker to call special elections
- March 24, 2018

Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, and Rep. Keith Ripp, R-Lodi, would be "chaotic". He said he wanted to change the state law and suggested, without further detail, that special elections should align with regularly scheduled elections, according to The Capital Times . (more...)
PA school district gives students rocks to throw in case of shooter PA school district gives students rocks to throw in case of shooter
- March 24, 2018

Helsel said some students even helped to put the stones in the buckets. Helsel said river stones are just the right size to "create or cause pain, which can distract." The district, which has about 2,700 students at three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, has no plans to arm teachers, although one staffer is a trained security guard. (more...)
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...)

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