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USA ambassador to Israel denies comments on Abbas USA ambassador to Israel denies comments on Abbas
- March 30, 2018

According to Al Ray, Friedman referred to the law "Taylor Force", which was enacted by the US Congress recently, and which requires the PA to stop the payment of salaries of prisoners and martyrs in order to keep receiving US funding. Friedman said that his feelings were not hurt. "Calling me names will not improve the situation of the Palestinians". He added the USA aid cut to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and its threat to stop aid to the ... (more...)
Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police Fire on bus carrying factory workers kills 20 in Thailand, say police
- March 30, 2018

The driver of the bus, cited by police, said he opened all doors of the bus when the fir occurred, yet still some 20 passengers did not make it out. The kingdom has a poor road safety record on crashes with around 24,000 people perishing on its roads each year, according to the World Health Organization. (more...)
Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan
- March 30, 2018

Kosovo ministry of Internal Affairs in a statement issued on Thursday said their residence permits had been revoked, without providing any reason why. Kosovo has faced pressure from Turkey in past weeks to take action against schools funded by the Gulen movement. The school network belongs to Fethullah Gulen, the cleric Erdogan blames for the 2016 failed coup in Turkey. (more...)
Volkswagen offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced Volkswagen offers to buy back new diesels if bans introduced
- March 30, 2018

Diesel vehicle sales plunged 19 percent in Germany last month. It said its dealerships would buy back diesel vehicles affected by bans at their current value if their owners at the same time bought a new vehicle that was not affected by cities' driving restrictions. (more...)
Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks Kevin Durant ejected in his return on Friday vs the Bucks
- March 30, 2018

He was frustrated so he snapped. Durant played 17 minutes, totaling 10 points , six assists and three rebounds . And I think he was frustrated anyway because the game wasn't going well for him. Durant aggressively stalking the referee and cursing at him led to his ejection, which marked his fifth of the season. "I'll be fine", he said . Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he hopes guard Klay Thompson (thumb) can make a return on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. (more...)
Trump attorney reportedly discussed pardons with Flynn, Manafort lawyers Trump attorney reportedly discussed pardons with Flynn, Manafort lawyers
- March 30, 2018

Robert Kelner, Mr. Flynn's lawyer, as well as Reginald Brown, Mr. Manafort's lawyer at the time of the reported overture, and Kevin Downing, his current lawyer, did not respond to requests for comment about The New York Times report. Nor did a White House spokesman or an attorney for Gates. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed new documents in court revealing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has assessed that a longtime Manafort business associate had ties to Russian intelligence ... (more...)
Lehmann resigns as disgraced trio return to Australia Lehmann resigns as disgraced trio return to Australia
- March 30, 2018

But we can do better - and some in the cricket fraternity are committed to doing so. There were also plenty of tears behind closed doors. "First, we waited for ICC's decision, after that Cricket Australia and then we decided on the matter", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said in regards to the decision to ban the Australian trio from this year's iteration of the Twenty20 competition. (more...)
ATHLETICS: McMullen impresses in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games ATHLETICS: McMullen impresses in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games
- March 30, 2018

Foster came fourth in her event with a time of 11.81s, with England's Dina Asher-Smith the eventual victor; O'Connor was sixth in both the 100m hurdles and 200m in times of 14.82s and 25.64s respectively, while McMullen came a respectable fifth in the long jump, a result that he was delighted with. (more...)
Trump touts border wall funds during OH infrastructure speech Trump touts border wall funds during OH infrastructure speech
- March 30, 2018

White House aides acknowledge that comprehensive infrastructure legislation is unlikely between now and the 2018 midterm elections. His trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, then used that threat to extract concessions from Seoul on other trade issues: This week, South Korea agreed to put "voluntary" limits on its steel exports to the US - and open its auto market to American manufacturers - in exchange for an exemption from our nation's new steel duties. (more...)
Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia's head coach Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia's head coach
- March 30, 2018

So I think you can forget about either of them captaining Australia", he said. "We are now undertaking the process to recruit a replacement overseas player that best fits our needs and will share an update in due course", he said. I love the game of cricket and playing for my nation, my state. "As a team we know we've let so many people down and for that, we are truly sorry". The players involved have been handed down very serious sanctions , and they know they must face the consequences. (more...)
South Carolina a step closer to medical marijuana legalization South Carolina a step closer to medical marijuana legalization
- March 30, 2018

Murphy said to address supply, he's proposing changing regulations to let treatment centers specialize in specific areas, like cultivating, dispensing or manufacturing. New Jersey has about 18,000 people in its medical marijuana program, a fraction of the more than 200,000 patients using a similar program in MI, according to the governor. (more...)
Oakland Mayor's Tweet of Pending Immigration Raids Causes Stir Oakland Mayor's Tweet of Pending Immigration Raids Causes Stir
- March 30, 2018

More than 300 immigration right's activists let their voices be heard outside the ICE building in San Francisco, calling for an end to the raids. Schaaf recently defended her actions through a public statement and mentioned that she did not regret her actions as it was apparently for the safety of her city and its residents. (more...)
Kapil Sibal hits back over BJP's 'land scam' allegations Kapil Sibal hits back over BJP's 'land scam' allegations
- March 30, 2018

Irani asked, "The person who was being probed by CBI for bribery during UPA government and against whom South African journalists levelled charges of money laundering, from him, Kapil Sibal and his wife got the ownership of a company named Grand Castello". (more...)
Tinubu at 66: Don't accept PDP's apology, they can't come back Tinubu at 66: Don't accept PDP's apology, they can't come back
- March 30, 2018

Tinubu then went to the U.S.in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, in IL, and then at Chicago State University, where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1979. "Our logo is not honey or sugar, but broom; a united Nigeria against terrorism, corruption, insecurity and for the revival of the economy". This has been demonstrated in practical terms. (more...)
Austin bomber Austin bomber "was a domestic terrorist"
- March 30, 2018

After the bomber killed himself with explosives March 21 as police approached him, Manley told reporters that a 25-minute confession video found later on his cell phone didn't shed light on his motive. Domestic terrorism is defined under federal law as "acts risky to human life. meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping". (more...)
Russia expels 60 US diplomats in retaliation Russia expels 60 US diplomats in retaliation
- March 30, 2018

Britain and its allies have accused Russian Federation of orchestrating the nerve agent attack on Skripal. That approach will mean that, among other countries affected, France, Germany and Poland would each have four of their diplomats in Moscow sent home, Ukraine would forfeit 13 diplomats, and Denmark, Albania and Spain would each have two of their embassy staff expelled. (more...)
Malaysian PM tables redelineated voters' map ahead of election Malaysian PM tables redelineated voters' map ahead of election
- March 30, 2018

Opposition MP Ong Kian Ming said the electoral changes have vastly increased the percentage of Malay voters in some seats such as in Sungai Buloh, in Selangor, where the proportion of Malay voters has increased from 47 per cent to 64 per cent. (more...)
Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson Offers $5B to Build US Embassy in Jerusalem Philanthropist Sheldon Adelson Offers $5B to Build US Embassy in Jerusalem
- March 30, 2018

An Israeli educational center is minting a special coin to mark President Donald Trump's decision to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem , effectively recognizing the city as Israel's capital, according to The Associated Press. The unprecedented move drew widespread criticism that it would derail any hopes for a two-state solution and infuriated the Palestinians, who called it a deal-breaker and urged other parties to replace the U.S.as a mediator in the conflict. (more...)
What's open/closed this Easter weekend What's open/closed this Easter weekend
- March 30, 2018

Good Friday holds special significance for the Christian community as it commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Whether you need to grab some groceries, make an emergency visit to the GP, or pay your respects at a church service; here's a guide to what's open and what's not around Sydney this weekend. (more...)
India condemns missile attacks in Saudi Arabia India condemns missile attacks in Saudi Arabia
- March 30, 2018

Hours earlier, Saudi Arabia said its army intercepted a missile over Riyadh , but added that shrapnel from the destroyed projectile killed an Egyptian citizen and injured two people on the ground. Col Maliki said the coalition had targeted a missiles shipment at Sanaa airport, and that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels were using the facility to launch missiles at Saudi territory. (more...)
Baseball coaches banned after getting into fist fight
- March 30, 2018

For starters, everyone's blond, but the facial resemblance is present. She added that both coaches were very humble, supportive and passionate and even though the season was not easy and was frustrating at times, they never gave up on them and taught them to never give up either. (more...)
Egypt's Sisi re-elected with almost 92% of votes Egypt's Sisi re-elected with almost 92% of votes
- March 30, 2018

According to state-run daily newspaper al-Ahram, as many as 21.4 million cast vote in favour of the 63-year-old who had secured 96.9 percent of the vote in the presidential election back in 2014. "The scenes of Egyptians at polling stations will remain my source of pride and honour and a compelling proof of the greatness of our nation, whose most precious sons have offered [their] blood so that we can move together towards the future", he added. (more...)
Russia expels 60 US diplomats over spy poisoning affair Russia expels 60 US diplomats over spy poisoning affair
- March 30, 2018

The Russian government has convened USA ambassador , John Huntsman, to report retaliatory measures to his country's decision to expel Russian diplomats on Thursday. According to a statement by the Russian foreign ministry released on Thursday, 58 of those expelled served at the United States embassy in Moscow and two at the U.S. (more...)
Clover police officer arrested for domestic violence Clover police officer arrested for domestic violence
- March 30, 2018

It was just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when police said Holmes was speeding southbound on Staples Street and ran a red light, striking two students from King High School. Little Rock police have made an arrest in the death of a 21-year-old found shot in a vehicle Tuesday. Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia with her. (more...)
Russian Federation expels 60 United States diplomats, close a U.S. consulate Russian Federation expels 60 United States diplomats, close a U.S. consulate
- March 30, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Russia's response to the USA expelling 60 alleged Russian intelligence officers earlier this week "was not unanticipated, and the United States will deal with it". The Skripals may still suffer brain damage as a result of the attack. Mr Lavrov added that Russian Federation would also issue tit-for-tat responses to the other countries that have expelled diplomats in a mass show of support for Britain. (more...)
Ghanaians Protest in Accra Against Military Agreement With US Ghanaians Protest in Accra Against Military Agreement With US
- March 30, 2018

But Mr Monah said Ghana in recent times has been faced with serious security problems and as a result expect government to concentrate on how best to curb the security challenges in the country. Dr Kobby Mensah agrees with the majority of Ghanaians who believe the deal which gives access to the USA military to undertake some exercises among others in Ghana, puts the security of the country in jeopardy. (more...)
Russian Federation expels 60 United States diplomats, closes American consulate Russian Federation expels 60 United States diplomats, closes American consulate
- March 30, 2018

Moscow is facing a "global wave of revulsion" in response to the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy, Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said. Britain and its allies have dismissed previous Moscow claims that they possessed that type of nerve agent. Meanwhile, Salisbury NHS Trust, which oversees the hospital where the Skripals are being treated, said Thursday that 33-year-old Yulia is "improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition". (more...)
Trump, Pentagon Chief Had 'Initial Conversation' About Border Wall Trump, Pentagon Chief Had 'Initial Conversation' About Border Wall
- March 30, 2018

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the start of construction his proposed wall on the USA southern border - but that's not exactly what happened. During the presidential campaign, Trump lashed out at primary opponent Jeb Bush for suggesting that Trump would build a fence instead of a wall. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the idea, and it's unclear whether it has gained any serious traction. (more...)
ICE Will No Longer Automatically Release Pregnant Illegal Immigrants ICE Will No Longer Automatically Release Pregnant Illegal Immigrants
- March 30, 2018

It's evident by their previous practice of automatically releasing pregnant women that ICE and the government are aware of the dangers associated with detaining them. "To mischaracterize this as some kind of wholesale change or draconian change is inaccurate", Miller said, according to CNN. "Clearly this population of pregnant women have a special circumstance", Miller said Thursday during a conference call with reporters. (more...)
Kim Jong Un's wife becomes beauty icon in China Kim Jong Un's wife becomes beauty icon in China
- March 30, 2018

From a North Korean perspective, it may also have made sense to shore up their sometimes fractious relationship with Beijing ahead of any USA meeting, Haenle added. Kim reaffirmed his commitment to meet with President Trump , and repeated vague statements about his regime's willingness to denuclearize under the right conditions. (more...)

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