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Trump to embark on first Latin America trip in April Trump to embark on first Latin America trip in April
- March 11, 2018

Peru withdrew the invitation to Venezuela to participate in this summit, something that Maduro described as a coarse action with the goal of discriminating his country. An ABC News report noted the trip does not include a stop in Mexico. The US-Latin America ties have also been tested by Trump's proposal to build a wall on the Mexican border, his order to impose steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminium and some Latin American nations' joining of a regional trade deal, from which ... (more...)
Former FARC rebels make debuts in Colombian elections Former FARC rebels make debuts in Colombian elections
- March 11, 2018

It marks the electoral debut of former FARC rebels, who have now formed a political party. Al Jazeera's as Alessandro Rampietti reports from Tierralta, Colombia. Leaders also said that hundreds of its members have been killed or jailed and the group has had to endure crippling financial restrictions. In a statement, the political party cited Wednesday's surgery and the overall political environment for the decision, saying they were abandoning "our presidential aspirations". (more...)
Prime accused in Asma Rani murder case handed over to Pakistan Prime accused in Asma Rani murder case handed over to Pakistan
- March 11, 2018

Asma, a third-year medical student in Abbottabad, was in her hometown of Kohat on vacation when, on January 27, Mujahid Afridi allegedly opened fire on her for refusing his marriage proposal. DPO Marwat said that the police had already submitted a challan of the case in a court and the suspect would be produced before a judge on Sunday. A statement of the slain girl was recorded by police in hospital before she succumbed to the stab wounds. (more...)
Amid Changed Political Dynamics, Key Bypolls In UP, Bihar Today: 10 Facts Amid Changed Political Dynamics, Key Bypolls In UP, Bihar Today: 10 Facts
- March 11, 2018

State Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwar Lu said here on Saturday that all arrangements for smooth conduct of the bypolls in two LS seats have been completed. Reportedly, there are 970 polling centres and 2,141 polling booths in Gorakhpur whereas 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling booths in Phulpur. The BJP has fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur. (more...)
Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR) - Stock Bulletin
- March 11, 2018

Gulfport Energy Corp. ( GPOR ) performance during the last one year degraded -40.21 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a negative trend of -19.83 percent. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.17, for a total transaction of $48,680.00. Referred to as "market cap", it is determined by doubling a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. (more...)
15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan 15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
- March 11, 2018

The leader of provincial council, Fared Bakhtawar confirmed that the deaths included seven military commandos as well as eight officials in Bala Buluk region. As the fighting went on, an air strike was called in and killed around 25 insurgents, he said. Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, claimed that 53 Afghan soldiers were killed and injured when Taliban fighters stormed their position in Farah Rod. (more...)
President Trump set to hold rally ahead of Pennsylvania special election President Trump set to hold rally ahead of Pennsylvania special election
- March 11, 2018

Trump, speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania, went on to credit South Korea for doing "a great job " with the Olympic games and praised the show of unity between North and South Korea. President Donald Trump is lending the weight of the White House to a congressional candidate who hopes to keep a Pittsburgh-area House seat in Republican hands. (more...)
Geneva: India reacts to Pakistan playing victim card at UN Geneva: India reacts to Pakistan playing victim card at UN
- March 11, 2018

India said that it didn't need lessons of democracy and human rights from a country where terrorists thrive, and Osama Bin Laden receives protection. It has also blatantly disregarded its other commitments, be it under the 1972 Simla Agreement or Lahore Declaration of February 1999". Former prime minister Indira Gandhi and former Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had agreed in the Simla Agreement of 1972 that the two countries would look at the Kashmir issue as a bilateral matter, ... (more...)
Rafael 'Ted' Cruz derides election opponent for going by nickname
- March 11, 2018

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has already managed to energize Democrats in the traditionally red state, while Republican incumbent Cruz looks to maintain support from the conservative GOP base by blasting his opponent as a "left-wing liberal". (more...)
It's Long Past Time to Act on Gun Control It's Long Past Time to Act on Gun Control
- March 11, 2018

Weinstein-and he's far from alone-bemoans the unfairness of gun controllers "being forced to sweat the finest taxonomic distinctions between our nation's unlimited variety of lethal weapons". Halajian said the group typically makes more money off the fundraiser when it gives away an AR-15, so it was a hard decision not to seek one this year. (more...)
India Says Willing To Work With China To Develop Relations
- March 11, 2018

China's exports surged and its trade surplus unexpectedly widened in February, illustrating the lopsided nature of global commerce that Donald Trump is preparing to introduce protectionist measures against. "Now is the crucial moment to test the sincerity of the parties to solve the nuclear issue". He claimed that China's proposed "double suspension" strategy has been proven to be fundamental thus far, citing North Korea's recent suspension of nuclear weapon tests and the United States and ... (more...)
Trump Threatens to Impose Reciprocal Tax on India, China Trump Threatens to Impose Reciprocal Tax on India, China
- March 11, 2018

Beijing has said it will work with other nations affected by Trump's tariff plans to protect its interests. It has filed a challenge in the WTO against Washington's latest trade measures. New Zealand International Business Forum executive director Stephen Jacobi said he did not want to dismiss those impacts but with just $39m of steel and $22m of aluminium exported to the U.S. (more...)
Man struck, killed on highway after dispute with girlfriend Man struck, killed on highway after dispute with girlfriend
- March 11, 2018

The couple were arguing in the front seats, and police believe he fled the auto to get away from his boozed-up 32-year-old girlfriend, sources said. He was then struck by a 2013 Nissan Sentra. The 39-year-old driver of the auto that hit Hoosein stayed on the scene and was not injured. Medics rushed the victim to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he died, cops said. (more...)
Fears of a trade war after Trump imposes new steel tariffs Fears of a trade war after Trump imposes new steel tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Earlier, during a cabinet meeting, Trump vowed flexibility on the trade barriers, telling reporters that he could change the tariffs "up or down depending on the country". and we continue to be of the view that the EU should be excluded from these measures". EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, who coordinates policy for the world's biggest trading bloc, said she shared United States of America concerns about overcapacity in the steel sector but did not believe in tariffs as a way to solve ... (more...)
Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours
- March 11, 2018

Even though China accounts for only a small fraction of USA steel imports, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the US president is being unwise in launching a trade war. European Commissioner Malmstrom, who coordinates policy for the 28-nation EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, said she stood ready to go to the WTO, the worldwide trade arbiter, to impose the bloc's own safeguards within 90 days. (more...)
Celtics place Jaylen Brown in National Basketball Association concussion protocol Celtics place Jaylen Brown in National Basketball Association concussion protocol
- March 11, 2018

Brown will likely miss some time, but that's a small price to pay for mental health down the road. Brown was evaluated for a concussion and taken to a hospital for a CT scan and additional testing after the fall, according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens. (more...)
NRA sends calming force after Trump floats gun control NRA sends calming force after Trump floats gun control
- March 11, 2018

President Donald Trump gave his support to the toughest new restrictions on guns in decades Thursday. In a separate longer statement, Baker said the NRA has always supported efforts to keep schools safe and firearms out of the hands of people who are risky to themselves and others. (more...)
Korea expresses regrets over USA steel tariffs, mulls WTO complaint Korea expresses regrets over USA steel tariffs, mulls WTO complaint
- March 11, 2018

With Trump taking office, as in the case of him canceling the process regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) believing that they have no benefits to the USA, he forced Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (more...)
Mauritius first female president to step down over financial row Mauritius first female president to step down over financial row
- March 11, 2018

The move follows a report published last week by influential L'Express, which reported that President Gurib-Fakim has spent several hundred thousand rupees on personal purchases, using a Platinum credit card offered by a non-governmental organization, Planet Earth Institute (PEI). (more...)
WV superintendent: Schools must make up missed days WV superintendent: Schools must make up missed days
- March 11, 2018

County plans are anticipated to be finalized within the next two weeks. Paine said he will not seek to waive the instructional days lost during the work stoppage, and that teachers and service personnel will still be held to the number of work days in their contracts. (more...)
Development in 'aspirational' districts step towards social justice: Modi Development in 'aspirational' districts step towards social justice: Modi
- March 11, 2018

While Modi observed that backwardness was not a problem of paucity of available resources or budget outlays, but lay in governance, coordination and effective implementation of policies, he cited the example of districts with strong development parameters, calling upon delegates to learn from them. (more...)
Upset Alert: Southern Miss Knocks Off Middle Tennessee Upset Alert: Southern Miss Knocks Off Middle Tennessee
- March 11, 2018

So I'm very, very proud of my team, disappointed that we didn't win, more for them. "Hopefully, we can pull this off and get into the NCAA tournament". The Golden Eagles entered as a 13-point underdog. It wasn't looking good for Southern Miss early. The drought allowed the Golden Eagles to cut Marshall's lead to 71-60 at the 3:42 mark. (more...)
The 6329 Shares in Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) Purchased by Signaturefd LLC
- March 11, 2018

Westwood Global Investments Llc acquired 117,717 shares as Vodaphone Group Plc ( VOD)'s stock rose 16.21%. The South Texas Money Management Ltd holds 1.02 million shares with $28.95 million value, up from 928,107 last quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc owns 194,661 shares or 3.3% of their USA portfolio. After $0.87 actual EPS reported by East West Bancorp, Inc. (more...)
Union threatens 14 more days of strike action in pensions dispute Union threatens 14 more days of strike action in pensions dispute
- March 11, 2018

The National Union of Students has urged members to join their lecturers on the picket lines, despite fears that the walk out will harm their exams. Universities UK, which oversees the scheme, is now in talks with the union. Universities UK (UUK), which represents university employers, state that the pension scheme is £6.1 billion in deficit and the changes proposed are the only way to make the scheme sustainable. (more...)
Police investigating death of 22-year-old Binghamton University student Police investigating death of 22-year-old Binghamton University student
- March 11, 2018

A 22-year-old Binghamton University student from Westbury was killed, and a fellow student who has left the country is a person of interest in the case, Binghamton police said. A homicide investigation is underway after the body of a Binghamton University nursing school student was found in an apartment on the city's West Side . (more...)

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