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Clashes at protest against arrest of fugitive ex-Catalan leader in Germany Clashes at protest against arrest of fugitive ex-Catalan leader in Germany
- March 26, 2018

Puigdemont had recently left Finland before authorities there could act on a European warrant against him. Police did not say exactly where Puigdemont, who had been living in Brussels since late October, was being held but the Spanish press said he was at a police station in the nearby town of Schuby. (more...)
Joseph diGenova will no longer join Trump's legal team handling Russian Federation probe Joseph diGenova will no longer join Trump's legal team handling Russian Federation probe
- March 26, 2018

Former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova and his attorney wife, Victoria Toensing, will not be coming aboard, despite an announcement last week to that effect, according to the president's personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow. (more...)
Is Trump's New Transgender Troop Ban Already Dead on Arrival? Is Trump's New Transgender Troop Ban Already Dead on Arrival?
- March 25, 2018

Under the new policy proposal , transgender Americans "who require or have undergone gender transition are disqualified from military service", while transgender troops now serving will essentially be asked to deny their own gender identity, as the Pentagon will be able to demand that they serve according to the gender they were assigned at birth. (more...)
Pennsylvania School District Arms Students With Rocks to Fight School Shooters Pennsylvania School District Arms Students With Rocks to Fight School Shooters
- March 25, 2018

And if students can't leave the building, they'll have their stones. As a last defence each classroom has a 5-gallon bucket of river stones. The plan was implemented late a year ago, prior to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida , which rekindled the debate in the USA about how to protect students from school shootings . (more...)
Tell us: what actions will you be taking for Earth Hour? Tell us: what actions will you be taking for Earth Hour?
- March 25, 2018

In Philippines, kids and youth joined hands at the awareness event as conservation of environment became the talking point; while people in Japan and Singapore also participated to mark the event. The support of Earth Hours and WWF's work more broadly has influenced climate policy, facilitated climate-friendly laws, such as a ban on plastic in the Galapagos Islands and supported the world's first Earth Hour forest in Uganda. (more...)
Iran condemn U.S. sanctions against its nationals, IT firm Iran condemn U.S. sanctions against its nationals, IT firm
- March 25, 2018

The two founders of the Mabna Institute , Gholamreza Rafatnejad, 38, and Ehsan Mohammadi, 37, were among the nine Iranians indicted in NY and whose assets are subject to USA seizure. Hackers working for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are accused of conducting massive state-sponsored cyber attacks targeting 320 universities in 21 countries. (more...)
Israeli sentencing of Ahed Tamimi symbolises conflict Israeli sentencing of Ahed Tamimi symbolises conflict
- March 25, 2018

Plus, no-one, Palestinian or Israeli, really believes Tamimi will not continue the fight once she returns home. Tamimi, handcuffed and shackled, shouted out to reporters in court in the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah . (more...)
US Protectionist Stand Revives Fears of Trade War US Protectionist Stand Revives Fears of Trade War
- March 25, 2018

Not every company breaks out how much of its revenue comes from overseas, but FactSet estimates that 30.5 per cent of big companies in the S&P 500 comes from outside the United States. Bank of America lost $1.32, or 4.1 percent, to $30.55 and JPMorgan Chase gave up $4.79, or 4.2 percent, to $109.95. China disclosed its own plans on Friday to impose tariffs on up to US$ 3 billion of USA imports in retaliation against the USA tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum products. (more...)
Fire breaks out on top floors of hotel near Dublin airport Fire breaks out on top floors of hotel near Dublin airport
- March 24, 2018

Families who fled the hotel were reportedly evacuated to the nearby Clayton Hotel. "We understand from the hotel staff that all of the people living in the accommodation and residents of the hotel got out safely", Mr McAuliffe said. Local police the Gardai said: "Diversions in place at Santry Cross, Ballymun Road due to an incident". It is not yet known if the upper storeys of the hotel were occupied at the time the fire broke out. (more...)
Saudi crown prince reportedly bragged he had Jared Kushner 'in his pocket' Saudi crown prince reportedly bragged he had Jared Kushner 'in his pocket'
- March 24, 2018

Human rights advocates and Yemeni activists are voicing their frustration after a US Senate resolution to end the United States' involvement in the destructive and deadly war in Yemen was rejected. Just hours after the prince left the White House on Tuesday, the US Senate rejected a bipartisan bid created to curtail US support for the war, which includes air-to-air refueling of Saudi jets as well as target and intelligence sharing. (more...)
Missing Iowa Family Found Dead During Mexican Vacation Missing Iowa Family Found Dead During Mexican Vacation
- March 24, 2018

Ver Meer said, "There appears to be no signs of trauma". "It's going to affect these boys through their whole careers". "On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Amy sent a text to our mom that said, 'We made it to our condo, '" Hoyt said to the Creston News Advertiser . (more...)
IL cities to join 'March for Our Lives' protests IL cities to join 'March for Our Lives' protests
- March 24, 2018

Teens will also participate in similar marches planned in all 50 states. After school Thursday, the Kleins were in downtown Columbus for Nora's ballet class. "I knew people that were killed". Ronnie, a business analyst in the Columbus office of Togetherwork, a group management software and payments company headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., emphasized the importance of marching as a family. (more...)
Former French President allegedly accepted illegal campaign funding from Gaddafi Former French President allegedly accepted illegal campaign funding from Gaddafi
- March 24, 2018

Le Figaro newspaper published a lengthy account of what it said was a verbatim declaration by Sarkozy to magistrates. Nicolas Sarkozy has denounced allegations that he accepted election campaign funds from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as "mud-slinging, calumnies and inanities". (more...)
British Officials Mock Russia World Cup, Saying its Like Hitler's Olympics British Officials Mock Russia World Cup, Saying its Like Hitler's Olympics
- March 24, 2018

Mr Johnson said applications to go to Russian Federation for the World Cup were about a quarter of what they were at this stage ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The welfare of fans who do travel has been complicated by the fact that one of the British diplomats expelled by Russian Federation in reprisal for the country's own expulsions had been tasked with overseeing fan safety at the World Cup. (more...)
Syrian civil protection says 37 killed in regime airstrikes Syrian civil protection says 37 killed in regime airstrikes
- March 24, 2018

On Friday, the Syrian forces celebrated the departure of the last group of militants and their families from the town of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta , Reuters reported. An AFP reporter at a camp for the displaced in the Maaret al-Ikhwan area in the north of Idlib province saw some of the evacuees arrive. Already besieged for years, people in eastern Ghouta have suffered acute shortages of food and medicine, and during the weeks-long battle they were often unable to leave their homes ... (more...)
Former Playboy model apologises to Melania for affair with Trump Former Playboy model apologises to Melania for affair with Trump
- March 24, 2018

Trump and McDougal were together at least five times a month, she said, noting that she wrote his initials in her journal indicating when she was with him. "If you're in a loving relationship, do you try and collect evidence?" she said. "I got home and I was crying a lot", she said. She was flown out to a golf event in Lake Tahoe - the same event Stormy Daniels claimed as her first encounter with Trump . (more...)
South Korea says North Korea agrees to hold high-level talks South Korea says North Korea agrees to hold high-level talks
- March 24, 2018

Moon proposed a summit between the U.S., South Korea and North Korea earlier this week to be held following the separate talks between the North and South, and then Kim and Trump. President Trump's decision to agree to denuclearization talks by the end of May caught allies and adversaries by surprise. This became soon evident when the USA administration described the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear and missile threat as "imminent" and "alarming, ' with the then Secretary of ... (more...)
US in talks over metals tariffs, says has tools to tackle China US in talks over metals tariffs, says has tools to tackle China
- March 22, 2018

European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom met with USA secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross yesterday as the bloc scrambles to secure an exemption from Trump's planned tariffs on metals imports. The president also said that if he allows some countries to escape the tariffs, he may raise the import levies on others. All three countries and others have called on Trump to exempt their countries from the tariffs. (more...)
Trump aides reportedly told him not to congratulate Putin on win Trump aides reportedly told him not to congratulate Putin on win
- March 22, 2018

For all we've learned about his ties to Russia, Donald Trump's continued paeans to Vladimir Putin remain the most puzzling aspect of his presidency. Although the nerve attack has topped global headlines for weeks, it did not come up during the leaders' conversation, according to both the Kremlin and White House. (more...)
Korea musicians to play first concert in North since 2007 Korea musicians to play first concert in North since 2007
- March 22, 2018

The artists that South Korea is sending befit this historic event. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revealed earlier this year that he wishes to improve ties between the two countries and it looked as though this might be the start of just that. (more...)
A Group of Missing Dapchi Schoolgirls Have Been Returned Home A Group of Missing Dapchi Schoolgirls Have Been Returned Home
- March 22, 2018

It was the biggest mass abduction since the militant group took away more than 250 girls from Chibok town in 2014. -Gen. Rogers Nicholas, handed over the girls and one boy to the four-member Federal Government delegation at the Nigerian Air Force base in Maiduguri on Wednesday evening. (more...)
Homemade explosives found inside Austin bomb suspect's house: Authorities Homemade explosives found inside Austin bomb suspect's house: Authorities
- March 22, 2018

Using what they call "video evidence" and witness information, investigators tracked 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt's auto at a hotel along Interstate 35 in Round Rock. USA media have uncovered a 2012 blog which was written under the suspect's name and appeared to be for a university course that he attended. An undetonated device was discovered in an Austin FedEx building. (more...)
Construction of World Cup stadium in Samara behind schedule Construction of World Cup stadium in Samara behind schedule
- March 22, 2018

European governments are lining up behind Britain in considering a diplomatic snub of the World Cup in protest at the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter on British soil that is being widely blamed on Russian Federation. "All the facts are being concealed intentionally and the real evidence could (have) vanished", he said. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Johnson is "poisoned with venom of hate, unprofessionalism and boorishness", adding that "it's ... (more...)
Comey's Book Plays Second Fiddle To Story About A Gay Rabbit Comey's Book Plays Second Fiddle To Story About A Gay Rabbit
- March 21, 2018

Preorder of the Oliver book was available only on Amazon . Charlotte Pence , who wrote the book, dismissed Oliver's parody, which showcases a day in the life of her father through the eyes of her pet rabbit, during an interview with FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday. (more...)
Severe Storm and Tornado Warning Issued in the Southeastern United States Severe Storm and Tornado Warning Issued in the Southeastern United States
- March 21, 2018

Several shelters opened, schools were closed, trees and power lines were down, and Jacksonville State advised people to avoid traveling near campus Tuesday morning, the AP reported. Highway 11 north of Rising Fawn. The severe weather is expected to continue into Tuesday, with the end of the cold front bringing damaging winds and potential tornadoes across northern and central Florida, southeastern Georgia, the low country of SC and eastern North Carolina, forecasters said. (more...)
Telegram App Under The Gun In Russia After Supreme Court Ruling Telegram App Under The Gun In Russia After Supreme Court Ruling
- March 21, 2018

State-run news agency TASS cited Roskomnadzor officials as saying the regulator will ask a court to restrict access to Telegram in Russian Federation if it refuses. Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Supreme Court dismissed Telegram's plea to invalidate the FSB order, Telegram founder Pavel Durov , a Russian entrepreneur, said. (more...)
Cynthia Nixon announces bid for governor Cynthia Nixon announces bid for governor
- March 20, 2018

Nixon has launched a fundraising page for her campaign and put out a campaign video . Nixon said voters needed better Democrats who represented more than just opposition to President Donald Trump , Politico reported . "I'm not nervous about whoever runs", the governor said last week. 'I think for a variety of reasons but the one number is education'. "That's called elections and that's fine". (more...)
Wendy Williams Shares Health Update After Three Weeks Off the Air Wendy Williams Shares Health Update After Three Weeks Off the Air
- March 20, 2018

Wendy Williams suffered a horrific health scare in Halloween 2017 when she collapsed on stage during a live show! Williams has opened up about how her health struggles have impacted her sense of womanhood, changing her perspective on the societal norms ascribed to femininity and being a mother. (more...)
Turkey expects U.S. to honor deal on Syria's Manbij Turkey expects U.S. to honor deal on Syria's Manbij
- March 20, 2018

U.S. officials, however, have said efforts against ISIS have definitely slowed. He added: "We have not bombarded the city". That depends on talks between Ankara and Washington, and the sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last week removes an important interlocutor for Turkey. (more...)
Bomb 'hoax' at schools in North Yorkshire Bomb 'hoax' at schools in North Yorkshire
- March 20, 2018

Police have moved to reassure parents after a number of schools across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire received fake bomb threats this morning. The hoaxes were sent to try and get the server banned from Minecraft . But Carson Kallen, Velt LLC's chief executive, hit back telling Sky News: "That's completely false..." One of the schools that have been affected is Kantor King Solomon High School in Ilford, Essex. (more...)
Washington Aims At Venezuela's Cryptocurrency In New Round Of Sanctions Washington Aims At Venezuela's Cryptocurrency In New Round Of Sanctions
- March 20, 2018

The ban on the Petro in the U.S. makes it more hard for Maduro to raise funds, and the USA has been considering issuing sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector, the last industry propping up the economy. We must support the upcoming May presidential elections and implore the USA government to halt interference in Venezuelan people's decisions to express their will--as they have peacefully done in accordance with their Constitution and respectfully accepted as majority will at the ballot box ... (more...)
Putin receives 76.66% of votes after 99.84% of ballots counted Putin receives 76.66% of votes after 99.84% of ballots counted
- March 20, 2018

Then he left the stage after speaking for less than two minutes. Putin, who has run under the slogan "a strong president - a strong Russia ", has declined to take part in televised debates and shot no new material for his own campaign advertisements. (more...)
John Oliver Writes Picture Book About Mike Pence's Gay Pet Rabbit John Oliver Writes Picture Book About Mike Pence's Gay Pet Rabbit
- March 20, 2018

That was when the host revealed his joke, saying, "It turns out in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence's rabbit that has also been published". The online description reads: "With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same-sex marriage and democracy". (more...)
#FederalFront: KCR Meets Mamata Banerjee #FederalFront: KCR Meets Mamata Banerjee
- March 20, 2018

There is a need for a qualitative change because of the emerging economy. The party sources told that Rao will give Mamata Banerjee an outline for the need of a new political front and will seek her views over that. While Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said on Monday that the National Democratic Alliance government was ready to face the no-confidence motion, the motion could not be taken up for consideration owing to continued disruption in the Parliament for the 11th ... (more...)
"Witch hunt!" - Donald Trump ramps up criticism of U.S. special counsel investigation
- March 19, 2018

Mr Mueller is a Republican. Trump did not note that Mueller himself is a registered Republican and was appointed to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2001 by then-President George W. Trump spent the weekend gloating over the firing of McCabe, who he portrayed as the epitome of corruption at the tip of the bureau, and one of those responsible for what he sees as the unjustified investigation into allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
Trump's Legal Team Says It Can Sue Stormy Daniels For $20 Million Trump's Legal Team Says It Can Sue Stormy Daniels For $20 Million
- March 19, 2018

Avenatti filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles, claiming Trump never signed the nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer made with Clifford , rendering it null and void, and making public the agreement and related documents. "We're going to let them judge for themselves whether she's being honest". He has also denied the Trump campaign and Trump Organization were involved in the payment in any way. (more...)
McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods finishes 8 shots behind McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods finishes 8 shots behind
- March 19, 2018

But an errant drive on the 16th - where he pulled it out-of-bounds, only the second player all week - ended his run up the leaderboard and a final hole birdie saw him finish with a 69 for 278, in fifth position. But when he is making putts, he's incredibly hard to beat. Update: Rory McIlroy has hit three birdies to tie Henrik Stenson at -13 through the front nine. (more...)
Terrorists killed in Srinagar encounter belonged to IS linked group Terrorists killed in Srinagar encounter belonged to IS linked group
- March 18, 2018

A statement issued by the police here said that the militants had attacked the security men guarding the BJP activist while he was visiting Arsh Institute at Khonmoh. Meanwhile, a shutdown is being observed in Aghanzpora and adjoining villages of Awantipora. Eyewitness said that scores of people from various areas of south Kashmir visited the homes of the slain militants in Nowdal and Aghanzpora villages to express solidarity with their family. (more...)
Buzzer-Beater Lifts Loyola-Chicago Over Miami In NCAA Opening Round Buzzer-Beater Lifts Loyola-Chicago Over Miami In NCAA Opening Round
- March 18, 2018

Loyola needed to foul. PITTSBURGH , PA - Second seed Duke had little trouble putting away 15th seed Iona 89-67 in their Midwest Region battle. But, with 9.3 seconds left and Miami at the foul line with a 62-61 lead, reality began to set in at Ireland's that Loyola might fall just short. (more...)
Theresa May says Britain 'considering next steps' after Russian Federation expels 23 diplomats Theresa May says Britain 'considering next steps' after Russian Federation expels 23 diplomats
- March 18, 2018

The British diplomats have one week to leave the country, a measure that is similar that the one taken by the United Kingdom against 23 officials from the Russian Embassy in that country. Top EU diplomats were expected to discuss next steps at a meeting Monday, with some calling for a boycott of the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)