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Edinburgh's Russian diplomat calls for Boris Johnson to resign Edinburgh's Russian diplomat calls for Boris Johnson to resign
- March 25, 2018

He also attempted to ban Jewish and nonwhite athletes, however gave up after threats of a boycott grew too large. Most countries participated in the games, despite criticism of the Nazis. While the Foreign Office has so far stopped short of advising fans not to go to the tournament starting in June, he said they were monitoring the situation "very, very closely". (more...)
Afghanistan: Deadly auto bombing near Helmand stadium Afghanistan: Deadly auto bombing near Helmand stadium
- March 25, 2018

No group has claimed responsibility of the explosion. The blast happened in Lashkargah city as spectators were leaving a wrestling match at the stadium, Helmand provincial governor spokesperson Omar Zwak said. The attack occurred after Afghan new year celebrations were winding down. The Taliban controls large areas of Helmand, source of much of Afghanistan's opium crop. (more...)
Experts wary of Bolton appointment ahead of Trump-Kim summit Experts wary of Bolton appointment ahead of Trump-Kim summit
- March 25, 2018

A second former White House official was more blunt: "Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their s**t". "The RJC could not be prouder to have our friend, Ambassador John Bolton , as the next National Security Adviser". (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan pledges to go beyond Syria's Afrin Turkey's Erdogan pledges to go beyond Syria's Afrin
- March 25, 2018

Erdogan announced an investigation and said "we won't give these terrorist youth the right to study at these universities". On January 20, Ankara, jointly with the opposition Free Syrian Army forces, launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin in order to "clear" Turkey's Syrian border from the terrorist threat. (more...)
South Jersey Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges South Jersey Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
- March 25, 2018

Police said they received a tip last fall and got a search warrant for the north-end home, seizing several electronic devices. Bolton Crown Court heard Blackburn had 229 of the most serious photographs - ranked as category A - of children along with 71 category B and 54 category C images of children, as well as an extreme pornographic image featuring dogs. (more...)
Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter, 9, leads chants at anti-gun rally Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter, 9, leads chants at anti-gun rally
- March 25, 2018

She went on to describe having a dream about her grandfather just a few days ago. She added, "I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence , who are simply statistics instead of vibrant handsome girls full of potential". (more...)
Judge rules defamation case against Trump from former Judge rules defamation case against Trump from former "Apprentice" contestant may proceed
- March 25, 2018

Trump's lawyers had argued the U.S. Constitution immunized him from being sued in state court while he's president and had argued the case should at least be delayed until he's out of office. So Zervos and her lawyer Gloria Allred tried a different legal approach: They filed suit against Trump for defamation. Summer Zervos filed the suit previous year after Trump said publicly during the 2016 presidential campaign that she and other women accusing him of unwanted sexual contact were making ... (more...)
John Bolton Has a Sinister Tie to Cambridge Analytica John Bolton Has a Sinister Tie to Cambridge Analytica
- March 25, 2018

LONDON-Britain's information regulator says it is assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data firm Cambridge Analytica , carried out as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning issued; 4-9 inches expecting South of metro area Winter Storm Warning issued; 4-9 inches expecting South of metro area
- March 25, 2018

Snow amounts of 4 to 8 inches or more are expected within this corridor. A late week cold front may cool things off a bit for Easter weekend, which right now looks to feature clouds and sunshine with perhaps a passing rain shower on Easter Sunday itself. (more...)
Calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress are getting louder Calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress are getting louder
- March 25, 2018

Only 300,000 Facebook users act in response to Kogan's quiz, but that also delivers the researcher to access to those people's Facebook friends also, who had not agreed to contribute to providing information, about the producing details for the 50 million users. (more...)
Looks like Russia behind Skripal's poisoning in UK Looks like Russia behind Skripal's poisoning in UK
- March 25, 2018

Russian Federation insists it had no motive to target Skripal with what Britain says was a highly potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok , in the first such attack in Europe since World War II. The two remain in critical condition in a hospital. It certainly looks like the Russians were behind it. Theresa May claimed later they had undergone the impact of a weapons grade agent Novichok, designed in the early 1970's in the former Soviet Union. (more...)
The trade war that Donald Trump always wanted starts Thursday The trade war that Donald Trump always wanted starts Thursday
- March 25, 2018

The U.S. president was likely to accept such advice because he wasn't a traditional politician, the Project 2049 Institute researcher said. China, which sees self-ruled Taiwan as its territory, has stepped up air and naval patrols around the island since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in May 2016. (more...)
Almost 170000 flee violence in Syria's Afrin
- March 25, 2018

Turkey considers the the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara . (more...)
The man that's suing Cambridge Analytica The man that's suing Cambridge Analytica
- March 25, 2018

After Facebook learned how Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan was harvesting its users' data (again, through rules and APIs specifically allowed and written by Facebook ), it likely realized that maybe it's not a good idea to allow third parties to collect friends' data without their consent . (more...)
Sri Lankan President heads home after successful tour in Pakistan Sri Lankan President heads home after successful tour in Pakistan
- March 24, 2018

Sirisena was in Pakistan as the chief guest at the Pakistan Day celebrations on March 23. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also held a meeting with the visiting Sri Lankan president, and briefed him on issues of regional and global importance. (more...)
Gov't Welcomes UN Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights Gov't Welcomes UN Resolution on N. Korean Human Rights
- March 24, 2018

Haley also slammed the non-binding message contained in the other resolutions presented by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Council, under "Agenda Item 7", which only covers Israel. "Every March, the council sets aside only two sessions to debate human rights violations and abuses in all countries and another entire session just to debate a single country, Israel". (more...)
Ed Norton: 'Our hearts ache' for firefighter killed on movie set Ed Norton: 'Our hearts ache' for firefighter killed on movie set
- March 24, 2018

However, as the crew completed their work day last night, a fire began , setting the five-story building ablaze. Davidson, whose job was to operate a hoseline to suppress the fire, was found unconscious and critically injured, fire officials said . (more...)
Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $421 million lottery jackpot?
- March 24, 2018

Mega Ball is 17. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. The game is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Since the last jackpot was won, there have been 33 winners of $1 million or more. The victor went by the name of "Good Karma Family 2018" and ultimately went to court to maintain their anonymity after opting for the lump sum payment of $352 million. (more...)
Poisoned Russian spy 'begged Putin for a pardon' Poisoned Russian spy 'begged Putin for a pardon'
- March 24, 2018

The Russian embassy in London reiterated its suggestion that the Porton Down defence laboratory was developing its own "military-grade poisons". "The precise effect of their exposure on their long-term health remains unclear, albeit medical tests indicate that their mental capacity might be compromised to an unknown and so far unascertained degree", Judge David Williams said in his ruling. (more...)
3 lakh rats killed in 7 days: Ex-Maha min seeks probe 3 lakh rats killed in 7 days: Ex-Maha min seeks probe
- March 24, 2018

Raising more questions, he said, "Can there be so many rats in Mantralaya? ". Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar slammed his party colleague and former cabinet colleague Eknath Khadse for his dig at the government over the rat killing contract. (more...)
President Trump threatens to veto spending bill President Trump threatens to veto spending bill
- March 24, 2018

But Friday morning, President Trump says he was considering a veto of the bill, citing the lack of a DACA deal and border wall funding. Some people don't even know what is in- $1.3 trillion. "That's not how the process works". It also set aside the issue of the so-called "Dreamers", who are in legal limbo following the Trump administration's repeal of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy instituted by former president Barack Obama that protected them from deportation. (more...)
Paul McCartney joins March For Our Lives rally to honor John Lennon Paul McCartney joins March For Our Lives rally to honor John Lennon
- March 24, 2018

Adriana Grande, who was performing in Manchester, U.K. last May 22 when a terrorist bombed the Manchester Arena, was one of those performing at the Washington, DC March For Our Lives event. The march was organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty in a mass shooting last month. (more...)
Waterslide in fatal accident in Kansas was Waterslide in fatal accident in Kansas was "deadly weapon"
- March 24, 2018

It said the raft had been removed twice in 2016, but quickly put back into circulation. Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies have arrested a former Schlitterbahn executive on involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide in August 2016. (more...)
Bucks' bench hands Bulls fourth straight loss, 118-105 Bucks' bench hands Bulls fourth straight loss, 118-105
- March 24, 2018

Antetokounmpo's ankle injury occurred during the second quarter of Wednesday night's 127-120 loss to the Clippers when he was accidentally trodden on by point guard Austin Rivers. Antetokounmpo is fourth in the league in scoring at 27.3 points a game . Denzel Valentine led the Bulls with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-7 accuracy from long distance, but Chicago couldn't maintain its opening-quarter momentum. (more...)
Govt sends query to Cambridge Analytica Govt sends query to Cambridge Analytica
- March 24, 2018

Authorities in Britain as well as the US are investigating Cambridge Analytica over allegations the firm improperly obtained data from 50 million Facebook users and used it to manipulate elections, including the 2016 White House race. Cambridge Analytica , best known for working on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is at the center of an global storm over privacy and political manipulation. (more...)
Leon Jacob takes stand in murder-for-hire trial Leon Jacob takes stand in murder-for-hire trial
- March 24, 2018

Valerie McDaniel committed suicide after the arrests. Prosecutors allege Jacob then offered two hitmen Cartier watches and $20,000 to carry out the murders of Verikas in addition to the ex-husband of his new girlfriend, Marion "Mack" McDaniel. (more...)
BSP ties wont' be affected by Rajya Sabha poll defeat: Mayawati BSP ties wont' be affected by Rajya Sabha poll defeat: Mayawati
- March 24, 2018

Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Saturday addressed a press conference in Lucknow to make several revelations about the Rajya Sabha elections . "BJP did not deter from indulging in malpractices". He further said that the BSP chief was putting baseless allegations and becoming a laughing stock. (more...)
Ramaphosa wants to open SA borders for African business Ramaphosa wants to open SA borders for African business
- March 24, 2018

Ramaphosa and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame had a meeting to talk through issues that made it hard for Rwandan citizens to get visas to come to South Africa. "They have developed so quickly and got out of the total disaster they had 20 years ago and they are a completely transformed country", he said, with reference to Rwanda's genocide. (more...)
Evangelical Covenant Church announces Holy Week services Evangelical Covenant Church announces Holy Week services
- March 24, 2018

Guest speaker will be the Rev. James McKinnon. During this commemoration of the death of Jesus, several of the church members will share meditations on the seven last words of Christ. The Maundy Thursday worship will be at 7 p.m.in the sanctuary, with a 40-hour prayer vigil following. The Evangelical Covenant Church is located at 24 N. (more...)
Trump's tiff with China draws ire of US farmers
- March 24, 2018

But in value terms the items listed by Beijing amount to a mere $3 billion in United States exports, a tiny fraction of the $60 billion in Chinese goods being targeted by Washington . China's state-run Global Times said Beijing was only just beginning to look at means to retaliate. On Saturday, the deputy director of China's International Economic Exchange Center and former vice-minister of commerce Wei Jianguo told the China Daily newspaper that Beijing was already preparing two more ... (more...)

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