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Taliban accepts Prez Ghani's peace dialogue Taliban accepts Prez Ghani's peace dialogue
- March 06, 2018

THE United States yesterday called on the Taliban to consider an offer for peace talks extended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani . Alice Wells , a USA principal deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of South and Central Asian affairs, told reporters in Washington on March 5 that Ghani is not demanding " surrender " by the Taliban, as a Taliban spokesman has said. (more...)
Former spy critically ill after contact with 'unknown substance' in United Kingdom city Former spy critically ill after contact with 'unknown substance' in United Kingdom city
- March 06, 2018

Freya Church , who saw the couple on the bench, told the BBC they "looked so out of it". It looked like she had passed out. She said the woman appeared to be collapsed against the man, who was making unusual hand gestures and looking up at the sky. (more...)
SCS: CPI, Cong to hold protest in Vijayawada on March 5 SCS: CPI, Cong to hold protest in Vijayawada on March 5
- March 06, 2018

As per the estimation of the newly formed AP government, from June 2014 to March 2015, Rs 16078 crores was calculated as revenue deficit. Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan on Monday pronounced the demand for special category status to AP, while addressing the joint session of AP assembly and council at Amaravati. (more...)
At 81,You've Inspired A Generation, APC Tells Obasanjo At 81,You've Inspired A Generation, APC Tells Obasanjo
- March 06, 2018

The former President said this on Monday during the ceremony marking his 81st birthday celebration. He admitted that his recorded successes and achievements so far, can not be complete without the relevance, support and cooperation of all his workers and aides, emphasising that they were all committed and loyal to him and he prayed for them. (more...)
A trade war would be in nobody's interests, Germany says A trade war would be in nobody's interests, Germany says
- March 06, 2018

A further counter-measure under consideration would specifically target the United States to "rebalance" trade between the two, European Union sources say. Both Democrats and Republicans slammed him for the plan, which, critics say, could hike consumer prices and harm US manufacturers who use the imported materials. (more...)
Work requirement approved for Arkansas' Medicaid expansion Work requirement approved for Arkansas' Medicaid expansion
- March 06, 2018

With this approval, Arkansas becomes one of only three states that now mandates work for people who want to keep health benefits funded by Medicaid expansion dollars. Under the Affordable Care Act, those who fall into the 100-to-138 percent of poverty range can qualify for federal subsidies on Obamacare's exchanges, although only if they're ineligible for Medicaid. (more...)
China set target for 6.5% economy growth in 2018 China set target for 6.5% economy growth in 2018
- March 06, 2018

Likewise, the NPC session stated that the China's contribution to global growth exceeded 30 percent while its urbanisation rate rose to 58.5 percent from previous 52.6 percent and the country added 66 million new urban jobs past year. He said Beijing also needed to send more medical staff, engineers, workers and other specialists to help with foreign aid projects on the continent. (more...)
Critically ill man in UK is ex-Russian spy Critically ill man in UK is ex-Russian spy
- March 06, 2018

Skripal is 66 years old. Skripal, once a colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, was convicted in Russian Federation of treason in 2006 but exchanged as part of a Cold War-style spy swap in 2010 on the tarmac of Vienna airport. (more...)
Charged In Party Slaying, Victim In Bulletproof Vest Charged In Party Slaying, Victim In Bulletproof Vest
- March 06, 2018

Griffin is charged with manslaughter, unlawful possession of body armor and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Detective Holbrook adds, "We haven't done any forensics yet to know if the bullet went through the vest , skipped it or missed the panel or something like that". (more...)
Oscar ratings likely to set an all-time low Oscar ratings likely to set an all-time low
- March 06, 2018

I am talking about the ceremony and the not the actual actors and films. I also am annoyed at the canned patter forced upon the presenters, most of which falls flat. With 12 Years a Slave winning Best Picture , the 2014 Oscars fronted by Ellen DeGeneres (27.9 metered market HH rating) drew the biggest overall audience of the 21st century, with 43.7 million tuning in. (more...)
Trump invites game industry to gun violence meeting this week Trump invites game industry to gun violence meeting this week
- March 06, 2018

Unless there was an exceptionally strong link between real world violence and violence in video games, it is tough to see what can or should be done by developers and publishers. Additionally, the US Supreme Court highlighted First Amendment protection for video games in a 2011 decision striking down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children . (more...)
Lots Of Democrats Running For Governor; Heated Texas House, Senate Races Lots Of Democrats Running For Governor; Heated Texas House, Senate Races
- March 06, 2018

On the GOP side, Ryan foundthat first-time primary voters only made up about 11 percent of the early vote share, which is a dip from the 2014 midterm primaries. Tuesday at voting places throughout the city. That might account for some shifting in party allegiances, Cook said. There was about a 10 percent increase in Republican voter turnout compared to 2014. (more...)
Solgen asks SC to oust Sereno; Files quo warranto petition Solgen asks SC to oust Sereno; Files quo warranto petition
- March 06, 2018

Lourdes P.A. Sereno could lose her position as what her camp claimed because according to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, ousting the Chief Justice can also happen by invalidating her appointment in 2012 via a quo warranto case. (more...)
'I could never harm my Tina', says husband, as gardai search woods 'I could never harm my Tina', says husband, as gardai search woods
- March 06, 2018

RTÉ News understands that gardaí chose to seal off Mitchell's Wood outside Castlemartyr on Friday, and had planned to search it then but were forced to postpone that until later today because of bad weather. Garda specialist command units and a specialist search dogs team from the United Kingdom arrived at the site this morning with temporary steel fencing erected at the scene. (more...)
Beijing bulks up diplomacy budget as China extends global reach Beijing bulks up diplomacy budget as China extends global reach
- March 06, 2018

China which boasts on the second largest defence budget in the world, on Monday unveiled its largest rise in defence spending in 3 years, with an 8.1 percent growth target compared to 2017, to provide for the nation's ambitious military modernisation programme amid rising security concerns. (more...)
China says to 'take necessary measures' if United States harms trade China says to 'take necessary measures' if United States harms trade
- March 06, 2018

The 2018 defence budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion), according to a report issued at the opening of China's annual meeting of parliament. The National Development and Reform Commission, the state planner, said in a separate report that outstanding total social financing (TSF) and M2 growth will grow at a similar pace this year as in 2017. (more...)
NPC 2018: 7 key takeaways from Premier Li Keqiang's work report NPC 2018: 7 key takeaways from Premier Li Keqiang's work report
- March 06, 2018

China's neighbors and the United States have watched warily as Beijing has modernized its military, reducing its ground troops while spending on state-of-the-art hardware and weapons. China's defence budget takes up a smaller share of its gross domestic product (GDP) and national fiscal expenditure compared with other major countries, Zhang Yesui, the spokesperson of the NPC told the media here yesterday. (more...)
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Rejects Gender-Neutral Anthem Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Rejects Gender-Neutral Anthem
- March 06, 2018

Country's equality commissioner suggested removing terms like 'fatherland '. Canada recently voted to make its national anthem "O Canada" gender-neutral. Debates surrounding German identity have become hot potato issues as the anti-immigration AfD seize on the theme to win over voters fed up with the more than one million asylum seekers who arrived in Germany since 2015. (more...)
Police search for suspect after girl sexually assaulted in her Mississauga home Police search for suspect after girl sexually assaulted in her Mississauga home
- March 06, 2018

Chang is considered armed and unsafe, and members of the public are asked to contact police if they know him or have any information about the shooting. He was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference as well as break and enter. He was held for a bail hearing in Brampton court on Monday. Peel police thanked the public and media for their assistance. (more...)
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson Set For Bellator 200 Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson Set For Bellator 200
- March 06, 2018

He won the 2016 Rizin Open-Weight Grand Prix when he knocked out Amir Aliakbari in the championship. That didn't last, as he is now a member of the Bellator roster. The pair will collide at the landmark Bellator 200 , which goes down on May 25, in London, England . As previously announced , the show will feature three other big fights. (more...)
Endangered tiger killed, disemboweled in Indonesia Endangered tiger killed, disemboweled in Indonesia
- March 06, 2018

According to reports, villagers believed the animal harnessed supernatural powers, being able to change its appearance. "We're sorry to have killed her". It had been prowling in the area for over a month when villagers finally tracked it down and killed it. Superstition may not have been the only factor in the tiger's death, with conservationists alleging that the tiger had several body parts missing that are known to be sold on the black market for traditional medicines. (more...)
The EAM Investors LLC Invests $2.38 Million in Essent Group Ltd (ESNT)
- March 06, 2018

The company's stock had a trading volume of 436,915 shares, compared to its average volume of 642,599. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since March 3, 2017 and is downtrending. (NYSE:ESNT). Boston Prtnrs accumulated 1.27M shares. Mckinley Management Ltd Liability Delaware has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (more...)
Oregon Women's Basketball Wins First Pac-12 Tournament in Program History Oregon Women's Basketball Wins First Pac-12 Tournament in Program History
- March 06, 2018

They finished the conference season 16-2 with losses to Oregon State and Stanford - the Ducks won the rematch in both cases. The "opposite-game" doesn't end there. After the loss - their third single-digit loss to OR in the past two months - the Bruins showed their emotions. Ionescu scored 19 points in the second half. (more...)
Massive storm forces hundreds of flights to be canceled Massive storm forces hundreds of flights to be canceled
- March 06, 2018

Buildings, including homes along the Boston Harbor, were flooding Friday afternoon, something the MEMA director warned of. Students must vacate residence halls by 12 p.m. Creighton's son, who was in the back seat, was not injured, she said. Forecasters have warned of additional coastal flooding tonight, due to multiple high tides. (more...)
Trump escalates trade war, threatens European carmakers with stiff tariffs Trump escalates trade war, threatens European carmakers with stiff tariffs
- March 06, 2018

Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas has urged more targeted tariffs on unfairly traded products, rather than broad measures that could hurt economic growth, Aronson said. "We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada". On the other hand, steel and aluminum producers in the US have praised the tariffs as much-needed relief from foreign competitors, who, according to them, are selling metals below cost. (more...)

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