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President Trump to sign $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto President Trump to sign $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
- March 25, 2018

Trump was fuming about the spending bill, an official said, particularly the news coverage he watched Friday morning that said his immigration priorities won't be fully funded. "I'm actually angry at this point", Francis Madi, a 28-year-old Dreamer and activist in NY, said. President Trump tweeted that it is "just a down payment" and the "rest of the money will come". (more...)
IDF targets Gaza following infiltration by four Palestinian attackers IDF targets Gaza following infiltration by four Palestinian attackers
- March 25, 2018

The "infiltrators", however, fled back to Gaza when Israeli troops arrived at the scene, Haaretz reports, citing the military. The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, on Thursday afternoon, that two Palestinian security officers, and two gunmen, including one believed to be behind the assassination attempt of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, were killed, during gun clashes in the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. (more...)
Joseph diGenova not joining Trump's legal team regarding the Mueller probe Joseph diGenova not joining Trump's legal team regarding the Mueller probe
- March 25, 2018

The addition of diGenova may signal a more aggressive strategy by Trump's legal team to discredit Mueller, although Sekulow said this week that the team would continue to cooperate with the special counsel. Sunday's development comes just days after a shakeup of Trump's legal team with the departure of attorney John Dowd, who had stressed cooperation Mueller. (more...)
China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules as tariffs loom
- March 25, 2018

The ministry said the list was aimed at offsetting the losses incurred from USA tariffs on steel and imports, which are due to take effect on Friday. "We must take all necessary measures to firmly defend our rights and interests". FILE PHOTO - A man rides a vehicle past containers at a port in Shanghai, China, February 17, 2016. China's measures of concern include the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of the Import and Export of Technologies and the ... (more...)
People tried to pull down, mocked Ambedkar: PM People tried to pull down, mocked Ambedkar: PM
- March 25, 2018

But, the picture of new India is altogether different. - Citing another instance where a citizen went out of his way to ensure healthcare for the needy, Modi read, "When I got to know the story of Dr Ajit Mohan Chaudhary of Kanpur that he goes to footpath to treat the poor people there and provide them medicines, it provided me the opportunity to feel the brotherhood of this nation". (more...)
Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app
- March 25, 2018

He had also said, "We have absolutely no problems going and putting our fingerprints and the iris and getting your whole body naked before the white man at all". UIDAI said it is also "contemplating a legal action" against ZDNet , on the issue. The Supreme Court was recently told that the collection of biometric details of citizens by UIDAI from 2010 onwards till 2016, when the enabling Aadhaar law came into force, was "illegal" and "invalid", and without "informed consent". (more...)
Voting for five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ends Voting for five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ends
- March 25, 2018

While Shubashish Chakrabarty of the TMC got 54 votes, Nadumul Haque from the same party bagged 52 votes. Another Trinamul candidate Santanu Sen was elected to the RS with 51 votes. Lingaiah Yadav have been elected to the Upper House. Left Front candidate Rabin Deb from the CPI (M) who contested for the fifth seat against Mr Singhvi, got 30 votes only as the Left has the same figure of MLAs in the assembly. (more...)
Baghdad condemns Turkish attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq Baghdad condemns Turkish attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq
- March 25, 2018

On Wednesday, the number of killed PKK terrorists reached 38 with at least 15 caves and 30 shelters destroyed during airstrikes. The US has provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with arms as part of its wider military cooperation with the group in Syria, despite Turkey repeatedly voicing concerns over the group's ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - which has always been designated a terror organization by Turkey, the European Union and the US. (more...)
UK: Investigators allowed to search Cambridge Analytica UK: Investigators allowed to search Cambridge Analytica
- March 25, 2018

The data watchdog's probe comes amid whistleblower accusations that CA, hired by Donald Trump during his primary campaign, illegally mined tens of millions of users' Facebook data and then used it to target potential voters. "Let me be absolutely crystal clear about this". By utilizing niche-marketing tactics, Cambridge Analytica allegedly gave Trump an unfair advantage over his opponent, Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Guarded optimism: Karachi on alert for biggest cricket match in 9 years Guarded optimism: Karachi on alert for biggest cricket match in 9 years
- March 25, 2018

Karachi , now with a population of 15 million, last saw a major game with global players in February 2009 - Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan in a Test match. Meanwhile, stated Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the Pakistan Super League final has brought more shine to the "city of lights" that Karachi is. (more...)
FOP hosts Easter egg hunt FOP hosts Easter egg hunt
- March 25, 2018

They look forward to this every year and they should be able to come out and have the same kind of fun as kids with what they would call, normal abilities. Parents said its a great way to get the kids out of the house especially on a cold and rainy day. While the event is a way to get in the Easter spirit, organizers say the goal is to bring the community together. (more...)
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany
- March 25, 2018

Mr Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of "rebellion" and "sedition" over his involvement in the Catalan referendum in October a year ago. He said only that Puigdemont , the former Catalan regional president, had been en route to Belgium where he has been living in self-imposed exile since late a year ago. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani to get engaged with Shloka Mehta Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani to get engaged with Shloka Mehta
- March 25, 2018

The media is abuzz with reports of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Akash getting hitched with Shloka Mehta , daughter of diamantaire Russell Mehta by the end of 2018. Sources told IANS that the company is described as among "the most respected diamond business families of India and around the world"." Shloka is a very charming girl, extremely cultured and it's hard to say which of the two families is lucky with this upcoming marriage", said a family friend to IANS . (more...)
March For Our Lives draws hundreds of thousands calling for change March For Our Lives draws hundreds of thousands calling for change
- March 25, 2018

People gathered in Downtown Carbondale to make a statement that more needs to be done to protect children in schools as they demand action with gun control. During the event, pamphlets were given out to students that were there to encourage them on how to do their part in getting their voices heard in their own area, plus informing the students of what happened in recent shooting events across the country. (more...)
Iowa family of 4 died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort Iowa family of 4 died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort
- March 25, 2018

Mexican authorities said Saturday the American family of four who were found dead in a tourist city died from inhalation of toxic gases. CBS News reports that the Quintana Roo Attorney General's office said that forensic doctors determined the Sharp family was dead for approximately 36-48 hours before they were found. (more...)
March against gun violence draws thousands to downtown Santa Fe March against gun violence draws thousands to downtown Santa Fe
- March 25, 2018

At the same time, we acknowledge that black and brown youth have continuously challenged the United States to address the gun violence that they and their communities are experiencing. " All our voices should be heard", offered Arnaz Hall, another Bethel student, saddened that every day at school, "I have to think, 'Am I going to make it home?'" Hickok shared the same feelings of frustration as Hicks saying that no parent should have to worry that their child might be shot at school. (more...)
Trump Threatens To Veto Budget, Raising Risk Of Government Shutdown Trump Threatens To Veto Budget, Raising Risk Of Government Shutdown
- March 25, 2018

But speaking to reporters at the White House less than four hours later, Trump said he had made a decision to sign the bill despite his reservations, arguing that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including a pay increase for troops and new equipment. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica Central London Office Raided by UK Investigators Cambridge Analytica Central London Office Raided by UK Investigators
- March 25, 2018

Investigators from Britain's data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm at the center of a storm over a href="https://venturebeat.com/2018/03/20/facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg-face-investigations-over-cambridge-analytica-data-privacy-allegations/"allegations it improperly harvested Facebook data to target USA voters". (more...)
China vows to fight USA sanctions over alleged technology theft China vows to fight USA sanctions over alleged technology theft
- March 25, 2018

In response to President Donald Trump's tariff hike on steel and aluminum, China unveiled a list of USA goods including pork, apples and steel pipe that it may hit with higher import duties. Abroad, companies worry the dispute could spiral into tit-for-tat import controls by governments worldwide that could dampen global trade. It also said that Beijing did not want a trade war with Washington D.C., but at the same time, was not afraid of a trade war. (more...)
Heavy rain and snow hit mountains Friday, warmth returns to Denver Heavy rain and snow hit mountains Friday, warmth returns to Denver
- March 25, 2018

He added that the main focus will on the 189 informal settlements, which are most vulnerable to flooding incidents. Rain fall to date this year in the Mountain Area is 20.61 inches, with 12.87 inches falling during March, according to Vanmetter. (more...)
Trump says he's signed $1.3T budget bill Trump says he's signed $1.3T budget bill
- March 25, 2018

The House adjourned Friday morning until Monday, meaning that if Trump had vetoed the bill then the government would shut down . "As a matter of national security, I've signed this omnibus budget bill", Trump said in a statement from the White House, hours after tweeting a threat to veto the measure. (more...)
UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica offices after Facebook data scandal UK regulators search Cambridge Analytica offices after Facebook data scandal
- March 25, 2018

Cambridge Analytica, known for working on U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is being investigated over whether it improperly used data from around 50 million Facebook users to target voters with ads and political messages. Arron Banks, a major donor to Leave.EU, told the newspaper that Leave.EU did not receive any data or work from Cambridge Analytica although the UK Independence Party, which also campaigned for Brexit, gave the firm some of its data which the firm analyzes. (more...)
Michael O'Neill predicts bright future for NI goalscorer Paul Smyth Michael O'Neill predicts bright future for NI goalscorer Paul Smyth
- March 25, 2018

Following the withdrawal of four experienced players, Smyth and Lavery have also joined the group after impressing for the under-21s against Spain on Thursday night to leave O'Neill buoyant about the next generation. South Korea's lively start almost produced another goal only for Carson to beat away Tottenham's Son Heung-min near-post attempt. It took the visitors just seven minutes to open the scoring. (more...)
Giornate Fai alla Regina Giovanna e nel centro storico Giornate Fai alla Regina Giovanna e nel centro storico
- March 25, 2018

Sabato 24 e domenica 25 marzo , infatti, si terrĂ  la ventiseiesima edizione delle Giornate FAI di Primavera: 1000 luoghi, solitamente chiusi al pubblico, saranno accessibili grazie ai volontari del FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano ). A Catania saranno aperti il convitto nazionale "Mario Cutelli", il chiostro e convento di Santa Caterina da Siena, chiesa di S. Michele Arcangelo, Cinema Odeon, il convento e la chiesa di San Placido, il chiostro e il palazzo dei Minoriti, Porta Garibaldi, ... (more...)
China's Shift Away From Exports Provides Cushion Against Tariffs China's Shift Away From Exports Provides Cushion Against Tariffs
- March 25, 2018

It comes after President Trump made a decision to hit Chinese products with tariffs of USD60 billion over intellectual property theft accusations. Yu said exports to the USA account for over $10 million of annual revenue for Pinghu Mijia, more than half of its total sales. China Daily said that Mr Trump was trying to fool the U.S. (more...)
'Large number' of European Union countries plan more Russian Federation action 'Large number' of European Union countries plan more Russian Federation action
- March 25, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said Paris and Berlin would be among countries taking further rapid and coordinated measures which other leaders said would include the expulsion of Russian officials and possible other retaliatory actions. Russia's top diplomat insisted that Britain has so far failed to provide any firm evidence that would link Moscow to the March 4 attack. Friday also marked the day when 23 British diplomats and their families in Russian Federation were forced to leave ... (more...)
French Police Arrest Second Person Associated With Trebes Attack French Police Arrest Second Person Associated With Trebes Attack
- March 25, 2018

With the death of the officer, the assailant, identified as 25-year-old Radouane Lakdim, killed a total of four people in France's first major jihadist attack since October. Witnesses say they heard Lakdim shout "Allahu akbar" and say he was a "soldier of the Islamic State ". Two people were detained for alleged links to a terrorist enterprise, one woman close to Lakdim and a 17-year-old male friend of his, Paris prosecutor's office said. (more...)
PKK terrorists surrender in eastern Turkey PKK terrorists surrender in eastern Turkey
- March 25, 2018

Turkey's Armed Forces may enter Sinjar town to fight PKK, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier. The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. (more...)
Maryland school shooting victim dies after removal of life support Maryland school shooting victim dies after removal of life support
- March 25, 2018

Ms. Willey said at a news conference that the girl had been shot in the head and declared brain-dead. Other family stood behind Willey as she spoke and a group of friends stood off to one side. Willey was in the hallway of Great Mills High School in Maryland Tuesday morning when police say Austin Rollins pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her and fired. (more...)
U.S. launches WTO challenge against China
- March 25, 2018

Trade Representative's office said in a statement. China ranks ahead of Japan as the biggest holder of USA government debt. Traders are anxious that an escalating trade spat between Washington and Beijing will hurt USA businesses, especially those that do a lot of sales overseas. (more...)

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