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Labour: Employers must take action to close gender pay gap Labour: Employers must take action to close gender pay gap
- March 10, 2018

Across the globe, the day is being marked with rallies for gender equality and ending violence against women. MANICALAND yesterday joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Women's Day with a thrust to inspire women and strive for gender parity across the province. (more...)
United Kingdom stance on Irish border threatens to stall Brexit talks: Tusk United Kingdom stance on Irish border threatens to stall Brexit talks: Tusk
- March 09, 2018

The former Polish premier said he wanted a standard free-trade deal with Britain after 2019, insisting that Britain could not "pick and mix" the benefits of European Union membership. The EU has spelled out the hard choices for the UK. Chancellor Philip Hammond is suggesting he could allow the European Union access to the UK's fishing waters as a bargaining chip to ensure a good deal for the city of London post-Brexit, according to reports. (more...)
BJP to be part of Megahalaya's new Govt. with NPP BJP to be part of Megahalaya's new Govt. with NPP
- March 09, 2018

Metbah Lyngdoh , Lahkmen Rymbui and Kyrmen Shylla of the United Democratic Party as well as Banteidor Lyngdoh and Hamletson Dohling of the People's Democratic Front also took oath as Cabinet ministers. State president Biplab Deb is the front runner in chief minister's race. "Whoever takes the charge as the political chief executive of the state, the responsibility that will be vested upon him, is tremendous and will require lots of support from everyone", he told reporters. (more...)
11 countries sign historic free trade deal 11 countries sign historic free trade deal
- March 09, 2018

With 260 million consumers and a GDP of over $3 trillion, Mercosur is the world's fourth-largest trading bloc and Canada has been in exploratory talks with the quartet to join the free trade deal. "We're proud.to show the world that progressive trade is the way forward, that fair, balanced, and principled trade is the way forward, and that putting citizens first is the way forward for the world when it comes to trade", Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne said. (more...)
Daylight Saving Time? Some States Could Soon Ditch It. Daylight Saving Time? Some States Could Soon Ditch It.
- March 09, 2018

We know it's coming every year, but that doesn't make springing forward any easier. A standardized system of beginning and ending daylight saving time came in 1966 when the Uniform Time Act became law. The time shift, which is regulated now by the U.S. Department of Transportation , happens on the second Sunday in March and will end - or "fall back" as its commonly referred to - on the first Sunday in November. (more...)
Intel head: I discuss 2018 threat with Trump Intel head: I discuss 2018 threat with Trump
- March 08, 2018

President Trump, in a joint news conference with the Swedish prime minister, acknowledged Russian "meddling" in the 2016 presidential election and said his administration is working to counteract any interference in elections in 2018 - even as he downplayed the effect of Russia's 2016 influence campaign. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Announces Lawsuit Against California Over Immigration Sanctuary Status Jeff Sessions Announces Lawsuit Against California Over Immigration Sanctuary Status
- March 08, 2018

He will speak at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day , hosted by the California Peace Officers' Association. "It's about dividing America", Brown said, adding that Sessions was acting more like Fox News than the country's top law enforcement official. (more...)
Lenham: Schools closed as thousands of homes left without water Lenham: Schools closed as thousands of homes left without water
- March 06, 2018

The company has seen a almost 4,000 per cent increase in burst pipe alarms. Steve said: "We are asking people to look in their attics, airing cupboards, under their sinks and to check the taps out in their gardens to see if they have got any unnoticed leaks which could be a trickle at the moment but later will cause major damage". (more...)
Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea
- March 06, 2018

Scores of people reportedly have been killed since a magnitude-7.5 quake rocked the nation on February 26th. Aid workers say almost 150,000 people are in urgent need of emergency supplies with many of them displaced as their homes are either destroyed or badly damaged. (more...)
China's national legislature starts annual session China's national legislature starts annual session
- March 06, 2018

Chinese leaders have set this year's official economic growth target at "around 6.5 percent", which is down slightly from 2017 but would be among the world's strongest if achieved. Li said China has successfully managed economic downward pressure and avoided an economic "hard landing". The Chinese economy outperformed its annual growth target by expanding 6.9 percent last year, picking up for the first time in seven years. (more...)
BJP to be part of Nagaland Govt BJP to be part of Nagaland Govt
- March 06, 2018

For a Hindu nationalist party like the BJP to win over these electorates was "surprising", said Pradip Kumar Datta, a professor of political theory at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. In this time, he not only established the grassroots organisation of the party but also reinvented existing platforms and established others to make them representative of the demographic profile of the state, particularly bringing in the tribals, who were suffering from an acute sense of cultural and ... (more...)
Saudi Arabia Condemns French Embassy Attack In Burkina Faso Saudi Arabia Condemns French Embassy Attack In Burkina Faso
- March 06, 2018

The group said the Ouagadoudou attacks were a response to the deaths of some of its leaders "in a French army raid in northern Mali two weeks ago", the agency reported. The attacks marked the third time in about two years that the capital, Ouagadougou , has come under co-ordinated assaults by jihadists. A gunman who attacked the military headquarters was wearing the uniform of the national army, according to a security source . (more...)
Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US Putin: Russia will never extradite its citizens to US
- March 06, 2018

Meanwhile, Putin's assertion that the individuals behind the DNC hack and social media influence operation "do not represent the Russian state" or the "Russian authorities" speaks to another tactic the Kremlin often employs. "That would be great", Kelly replied. Russians are showering the Defense Ministry with proposed names for the country's new nuclear weapons, relishing the online contest announced by President Vladimir Putin in his state-of-the-nation address Thursday. (more...)
Tripura: IPFT demands separate state for tribals Tripura: IPFT demands separate state for tribals
- March 06, 2018

Further, while answering a question on Indigenous People's Front of Tripura's (IPFT) demand of a separate state for the tribals, Deb said Prime Minister Modi and BJP party chief will take a decision on this. Jamatia from CPIM party had secured 21241 votes. "I will not run away from taking any responsibility", he told reporters here when asked if he would accept the task of chief ministership. (more...)
Trump Suggests Talks With North Korea Are Already In The Works Trump Suggests Talks With North Korea Are Already In The Works
- March 05, 2018

For its part, North Korea wants global recognition of its role as a nuclear power, a position the US and its allies say they can not accept. U.S President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2018. (more...)
Search Continues at CMU for Gunman in Fatal Shootings Search Continues at CMU for Gunman in Fatal Shootings
- March 05, 2018

Sometime after midnight police took 19-year-old James Eric Davis into custody said an officer with Mount Pleasant Public Safety. "People on the third floor heard the shots go off", said Katie Suhy, CMU student. Davis is from Plainfield , Ill., a suburban community south of Chicago. The search focused on Mount Pleasant neighborhoods near campus. The gunman has been identified by local police as James Eric, 19, who is now on the run and said to be armed and risky. (more...)
Trump Pokes Fun at Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon at Gridiron Dinner Trump Pokes Fun at Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon at Gridiron Dinner
- March 05, 2018

You can see how this might get weird. Ignoring numerous self-deprecating remarks about his administration , they seem particularly hysterical about Trump's joke that Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) should take an IQ test. He took aim at his favourite target - media - "Fake News CNN ". The president turned to accusations that he is trying to undermine the USA democracy: "I have great respect for the various branches of government: the executive, the legislative, the judicial - very ... (more...)
Trump slams Sessions' announcement of IG probe into FISA abuse as Trump slams Sessions' announcement of IG probe into FISA abuse as "disgraceful"
- March 04, 2018

Sessions insisted in his statement that he had reacted appropriately by referring the matter to the department's inspector general for a possible review of how the surveillance case was handled. Considering how often these two butt heads, it really wouldn't be surprising if Sessions resigned or was sacked from his job in the next few months. (more...)
India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture
- March 04, 2018

He further said that both countries are also working along with other nations on trilateral possibilities, in the oil and gas sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang on Saturday witnessed exchange of three pacts, including a Memorandum of Understanding for expanding technical cooperation in nuclear energy. (more...)
2 hurt in avalanche at Squaw Valley 2 hurt in avalanche at Squaw Valley
- March 04, 2018

That was a relief to residents of the coastal foothill town of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles . On Jan. 9, a storm dropped a huge amount of rain very swiftly on Montecito, unleashing debris-laden flash floods that destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes, killed 21 people and left two missing. (more...)
Senate Election: PML-N backed independent candidates win 15 seats Senate Election: PML-N backed independent candidates win 15 seats
- March 04, 2018

But the trickiest situation was in Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( FATA ) where 10 members of the National Assembly would elect four senators. Senate has 104 members elected for six years, but half of them retire every three years at completion of term and new Senators are elected indirectly by provincial and national assemblies through proportional representation. (more...)
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive against Kurds Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive against Kurds
- March 04, 2018

While figures varied according to different sources, the Kurdish Red Crescent this week said that at least 348 civilians had been killed so far by continued Turkish airstrikes and artillery shelling. Pro-regime fighters are present on several fronts in the enclave, according to the Kurds. PKK has fought for independence in South-Eastern Turkey since 1978 but the YPG has denied any links to the group. (more...)
Modi meets Jordan King Modi meets Jordan King
- March 04, 2018

Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi , Sheikh Ahmed stressed the historical relationship between Jordan and India, which is based on pluralistic values in which both countries believe. King Abdullah , who was on a foreign visit then, returned to Jordan and hosted the Indian prime minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that fight against terror and radicalisation is not a fight against any religion. (more...)
Will Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Be Downgraded? FBI Investigates Vancouver Trump Hotel Will Ivanka Trump's Security Clearance Be Downgraded? FBI Investigates Vancouver Trump Hotel
- March 04, 2018

First Daughter might have left her vulnerable to pressure from foreign entities. This week, The New York Times and Washington Post carried stories that husband Jared Kushner is under investigation, after it was revealed that the Kushner real estate empire received more than $500 million in badly needed loans after senior corporate executives of the lenders met with Kushner at the White House. (more...)
FIFA President Infantino invites Hassan Rouhani to World Cup FIFA President Infantino invites Hassan Rouhani to World Cup
- March 04, 2018

The Twitter page of OpenStadiums, an Iranian women's movement dedicated to allowing women to watch sports in stadiums, said families had gathered around the Vozara Detention Center in Tehran and had been told "the girls" would be released at around 8 pm. (more...)
Russian Federation and France collaborate on peacekeeping in Eastern Ghouta Russian Federation and France collaborate on peacekeeping in Eastern Ghouta
- March 04, 2018

Security Council resolution passed over the weekend calling for a 30-day cease-fire. Shelling continued across Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Tuesday, despite Russia's call for a five-hour ceasefire to allow for civilian evacuations. (more...)
Texas primary: Democrats see rare surge of enthusiasm in early voting Texas primary: Democrats see rare surge of enthusiasm in early voting
- March 03, 2018

Bruce Shell, Edward Higgins and Janice Cavenaugh now hold spots on the board and are running for reelection. Republican incumbent Martha E. Hughes is contested by Duke Furr in the primary's at-large race. There are no other Republicans filed in the race. The same is nearly certainly true of other House races where Republican incumbents are running. All three Democrats have law enforcement experience, having each served in the Wilson County Sheriff's Office in previous years. (more...)
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over IS tweets French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over IS tweets
- March 03, 2018

Beyond the three-years in prison, prosecutors can also demand a maximum fine equivalent to £67,000. In Dec. 2015, Le Pen tweeted three graphic photos of ISIS executions - among them the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley - with a caption "ISIS is THIS!", following a dispute with a journalist who had compared her party to the terrorist group. (more...)
West Virginia teachers to end strike Thursday West Virginia teachers to end strike Thursday
- March 03, 2018

And the state Department of Education's school closings website says Taylor County schools also will remain closed. He said teachers would be back in class Thursday. Photo by Michael Erb Aradan Greenstein, a special-needs teacher's aide at Parkersburg South High School, waves to motorists outside of the school along Blizzard Drive in Parkersburg during a picket Thursday of teachers and service personnel. (more...)
BJP push for parallel polls BJP push for parallel polls
- March 03, 2018

Seeking to get back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi using his own remarks, the Congress on Tuesday questioned his silence on the Punjab National Bank scam, and advised him to turn from " maun (silent) Modi to bol (speaking) Modi". The 15th assembly polls are due in the state in late April-early May. "They are removing Congress", said PM Modi. Modi said after visiting a couple of places around the state, he has come to know the mood of the people. (more...)
Kushner group got millions in loans after a White House meeting Kushner group got millions in loans after a White House meeting
- March 02, 2018

Had Trump at the outset been forced to separate himself from his financial holdings and require Kushner to do the same, Trump might have avoided what we now have - the appearance of a corrupt family more akin to a Third World autocracy than a democratic government. (more...)
Rain on Sunday, milder through week Rain on Sunday, milder through week
- March 01, 2018

The line will then progress toward metro Atlanta by midmorning. Rain is expected with daytime highs around 50 degrees, forecasters said. Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the timeline of additional rain on Monday . Rain coverage will be greatest Monday and a few showers could be on the heavy-side. Another frontal system will bring a few rounds of rain Wednesday and Thursday . (more...)
Barcelona's Semedo out for 5 weeks with hamstring injury Barcelona's Semedo out for 5 weeks with hamstring injury
- March 01, 2018

Barcelona's fourth goal came on the stroke of half-time with Girona's defenders left begging for the interval after Messi's perfectly-weighted pass found Coutinho to square for Suarez to tap in. Ronaldo put Real ahead on the stroke of halftime, taking advantage of a clever backheel from Benzema and before celebrating the goal he pointed to his maligned French teammate, who had been subjected to plenty of criticism from the home fans in recent weeks. (more...)
Deadly storms hit heart of the country; more flooding expected Deadly storms hit heart of the country; more flooding expected
- March 01, 2018

Major flood stage is 38 feet at the Upper gauge. We've also been talking about the Major Flooding happening with the Ohio River which ends up dumping into the Mississippi River, so as that water continues flowing south we'll see the Mississippi River rise also. (more...)
Australian tourist may have exposed New Yorkers to measles, health department says Australian tourist may have exposed New Yorkers to measles, health department says
- March 01, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the morning of February 16 and the evening of February 17. Watchtower Educational Center , 100 Watchtower Drive, Patterson, N.Y., between 12:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. And according to data collected by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's estimated that almost 95 per cent of eligible people in NY have received the combination measles, mumps , and rubella, or MMR, vaccine, which is 97 per cent effective against measles. (more...)
California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid
- March 01, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters, urged unity ahead of the midterm elections", writes ABC News . On Saturday, de León said, "The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over". Party leaders also implored activists to rally behind one candidate in U.S. House races with as many as seven Democratic hopefuls, warning a failure to unite could boost Republicans. (more...)
Iraq sentences 16 women to death because they married Islamic State terrorists Iraq sentences 16 women to death because they married Islamic State terrorists
- March 01, 2018

The sources stressed that they have requested the return of children and adults who have not committed any crimes - four children have been returned to Turkey so far. Several rights groups have condemned Iraq's treatment of suspected militants, pointing to inhumane prison conditions and a judicial process which does adhere to worldwide standards. (more...)
Kaprizov power-play goal gives Russians hockey gold Kaprizov power-play goal gives Russians hockey gold
- February 26, 2018

Later, at the medal ceremony, the winning team sang the Russian anthem over the sound of the Olympic anthem at the hockey arena, despite being barred by Olympic authorities from having their flag raised or anthem played. "When I started playing it was my dream and goal to win the Olympic gold medal for the nation", Kovalchuk said. Gusev also had two goals and two assists. (more...)
Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria Russia's most advanced fighter arrives in Syria
- February 25, 2018

The Su-57 is Moscow's most sophisticated military jet and comes equipped with stealth capability. As you know, on the evening of 7 February, near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor there was a fight between the forces of moderate Syrian opposition, which is supported by the United States of America and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, supported by Russian Federation, which wanted to seize oil-rich area. (more...)
U.S. readies 'largest' sanctions U.S. readies 'largest' sanctions
- February 25, 2018

The UN Security Council has imposed three sets of sanctions on North Korea in the previous year in order to deprive the reclusive state of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "And they don't care whether they work with the United States". Trump said the USA has "tremendous support all around the world" and that he hopes the sanctions will achieve their goal of convincing the North to denuclearize. (more...)