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USA seeking to impose tariffs up to $60b on Chinese imports USA seeking to impose tariffs up to $60b on Chinese imports
- March 14, 2018

The source said that the tariffs would not be limited to technology and telecommunications equipment. While complaints about China's abuse of intellectual property rights are not confined to the United States, Trump's global steel and aluminum tariffs announced last week complicate Washington's efforts to recruit allies to help put pressure on China. (more...)
Microsoft confirms plans for new cloud regions in Germany, Switzerland, UAE Microsoft confirms plans for new cloud regions in Germany, Switzerland, UAE
- March 14, 2018

Microsoft yesterday announced that it would be adding new data centers and expanding its cloud services in Europe and the Middle East. Microsoft is opening its first datacentres in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The company engaged with 21Vianet in 2013, enabling it to meet Chinese government requirements that foreign cloud providers partner with local operators. (more...)
Pompeo Is Trump Kindred Spirit Pompeo Is Trump Kindred Spirit
- March 14, 2018

The president also told reporters Tuesday that he made the decision to oust Tillerson "by myself" and added that Tillerson will be "much happier now". And Trump wanted to make a change before the North Korea summit. "I do not see that this change will have any consequential effect on American foreign policy". (more...)
Sierra Leone to Hold Runoff Vote As Opposition Wins First Round Sierra Leone to Hold Runoff Vote As Opposition Wins First Round
- March 14, 2018

Samura Kamara of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) polled 1, 082, 748 votes. Third party candidate Kandeh Yumkella finished with just 6.9% of votes despite his National Grand Coalition (NGC) party's hopes of an electoral breakthrough. (more...)
Finland Has Been Named The Happiest Country On Earth Finland Has Been Named The Happiest Country On Earth
- March 14, 2018

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), people in Finland were the most content, over taking its neighbor Norway as the happiest place to live. "Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels of happiness, their reported life evaluations converge towards those of other residents in their new countries", he added. (more...)
Toys R U.S. to shutter 100 stores in the UK Toys R U.S. to shutter 100 stores in the UK
- March 14, 2018

The stricken company has announced that it will be shutting the stores within the next six weeks after failing to find a new buyer. Toys R Us previously stated that all purchased gift cards would be honored until Sunday, March 11, and the retailer has stood by this statement. (more...)
What is St Paddy's Day and why do we celebrate it? What is St Paddy's Day and why do we celebrate it?
- March 14, 2018

There will be microbrew tasting at 24 downtown businesses, live music, food, shopping and more. 616 S. President St. Some will argue that corned beef isn't a "traditional" Irish meal, but it was quite popular with hard-working Irish immigrants who arrived in our country with limited means and low-paying jobs . (more...)
The Parents of Seth Rich Are Suing Fox News Over Murder Conspiracy The Parents of Seth Rich Are Suing Fox News Over Murder Conspiracy
- March 14, 2018

It seeks financial compensation for economic, monetary, and emotional damages, as well as, reasonable attorneys' fees and punitive damages. Their effort, the lawsuit states, was meant to portray their son as a "criminal and traitor to the United States" by bringing the story "from the fringe to the front pages and screens of the mainstream media". (more...)
Texas Southern, NC Central clash in First Four — March Madness Texas Southern, NC Central clash in First Four — March Madness
- March 14, 2018

The Tigers' first six games were against Gonzaga, Washington State, Ohio State, Syracuse, Kansas and Clemson. The Texas Southern Tigers are 15-19 on the season, and finished 2nd in the regular season within the SWAC . The Eagles entered the conference tournament as the No. 6 seed but were undaunted. No. 16 seed North Carolina Central (19-15) vs. They lost to Iowa State in San Antonio in 2014 in their first trip and fell to UC-Davis last season in Dayton . (more...)
HUD Secretary Carson's wife weighed in on redecorating effort, new emails show HUD Secretary Carson's wife weighed in on redecorating effort, new emails show
- March 14, 2018

An email from Carson's assistant was sent in August with the subject line: "Secretary's Dining Room Furniture Needed". Asked about Foster's allegations late last month, HUD spokesman Raffi Williams said: "When presented with options by professional staff, Mrs. (more...)
Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow
- March 14, 2018

High pressure over Scandinavia will feed a very cold easterly airstream across the country throughout this coming weekend. "Some roads and railways will be affected with longer journey times". There will also be a significant wind chill, making it feel colder than the temperatures suggest. Sunday is set to be worse, with the Met Office saying: "Snow showers are likely throughout Sunday, and where these converge some snow may well accumulate and could then prove disruptive". (more...)
Middle school students from Cleveland charter school participating in National School Walkout
- March 14, 2018

That's why Nguyen helped organized the walkout at Sunset High School. "I lived 20 minutes away from the town in CT, so I distinctly remember the day that the Sandy Hook shooting happened.it's moments like that where you realize how severe the issue is". (more...)
Reporter's dramatic eye roll in response to competitor's question Reporter's dramatic eye roll in response to competitor's question
- March 14, 2018

However, as she drags on the question, Liang looks away and rolls her eyes several times. Previously, the most trending topics for the political event included unbelievable Chinese translators , amazingly fluent Chinese-speaking foreign reporters, and advanced technology such as virtual reality and 3D cameras used by reporters to cover the event. (more...)
Met Eireann weather forecast for today and tonight Met Eireann weather forecast for today and tonight
- March 14, 2018

There will be three St Patrick's Day parades taking place locally at the weekend. The Status Yellow Rainfall Warning applies to Laois, Carlow, Kildare , Kilkenny, Wexford , Wicklow , Cork, Kerry, Limerick , Tipperary and Waterford . (more...)
Turkish military says it has encircled city of Afrin Turkish military says it has encircled city of Afrin
- March 14, 2018

The General Staff of Turkey announced on March 13 about complete encirclement of Afrin by the Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army. The SOHR said on Monday that hundreds of civilians had already fled Afrin as Turkey advanced. Turkey launched its offensive against the YPG on January 20, claiming that Kurdish forces, which it argues are an offshoot of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), represent a "terrorist" threat to its southern borders. (more...)
Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student during safety lesson Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student during safety lesson
- March 14, 2018

Pridgen. He told KSBW that Alexander had told the class that he wanted to make sure the gun wasn't loaded when it accidentally discharged. Pending a complete police investigation, the California teacher was placed on administrative leave. (more...)
PH withdraws from Rome Statute PH withdraws from Rome Statute
- March 14, 2018

Duterte added that the crimes attributed to him were neither war crimes nor genocide. In February, the ICC launched a preliminary inquiry into allegations of crimes against humanity committed by Duterte. He reiterated that the drug-related killings "lacked the intent to kill" and were merely the result of legitimate police operations. The campaign has led to thousands of deaths among suspected drug users and dealers. (more...)
Trump's Rick Saccone Has Really Upset Steel Workers in Pennsylvania Trump's Rick Saccone Has Really Upset Steel Workers in Pennsylvania
- March 14, 2018

Saccone said late Tuesday night that there are also provisional and military absentee ballots that still need to be counted. To fend off a Democratic upset, Republicans spent more than $10 million in the race, and Saccone received an 11th-hour campaign visit by Trump. (more...)
Shoe thrown at Imran Khan during PTI rally in Gujarat Shoe thrown at Imran Khan during PTI rally in Gujarat
- March 14, 2018

The reported target of the attack this time was PTI chief Imran Khan, who was reportedly addressing the rally when the show was hurled. A man was arrested after the incident. On Saturday, a religious extremist blackened the face of Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif with ink during a PML-N workers convention in Sialkot. This isn't the first such attack on the PTI chief. (more...)
Why President Trump Fired Rex Tillerson Why President Trump Fired Rex Tillerson
- March 14, 2018

But, with no diplomatic or political experience, he had run-in's with President Trump . Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touched off a confirmation battle that will play out ahead of midterm elections, which determine party control of Congress. (more...)
Trump backs changes to gun laws, proposes arming teachers Trump backs changes to gun laws, proposes arming teachers
- March 14, 2018

But in both groups, three-quarters or more backed stronger background checks, and 70 percent or more favored raising the age to buy guns. Trump said . "A gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is, let's go in and let's attack, because bullets aren't coming back at us", Trump said during a February 22 listening session at the White House with teachers, students and parents. (more...)
Senators divided on Trump's fired secretary of state Senators divided on Trump's fired secretary of state
- March 14, 2018

Between 2003 and 2005, Haspel oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded, current and former USA intelligence officials said. Trump has said he will meet with Kim before the end of May to achieve the permanent denuclearization of the regime. He will do a fantastic job! "The question is whether, when President Trump speaks, it sounds like he has consulted his secretary of state ", Haass, the president of the ... (more...)
Haryana college teacher shot dead by student Haryana college teacher shot dead by student
- March 14, 2018

The lecture was declared brought dead at the hospital. The accused student is yet to be identified by the police. The accused was angry as the lecturer had rebuked him following a female student's complaint, they added. Preliminary investigations conducted by police revealed that a country-made weapon was used by the assailant, who fired three bullets that hit Rajesh Malik. (more...)
Former South Korean president Lee appears for questioning over graft charges Former South Korean president Lee appears for questioning over graft charges
- March 14, 2018

Park's successors Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, both former army generals, spent time in jail after leaving office for bribery, treason and other charges. Lee is expected to return home after the questioning, but prosecutors are thought likely to then ask a court for an arrest warrant. He was to be interrogated by three prosecutors and Yonhap news agency said the questioning - which will be videotaped - was expected to last around 20 hours, with prosecutors having prepared around 120 pages ... (more...)
Araria, Jehanabad and Bhabhua by-election results on Zee News Araria, Jehanabad and Bhabhua by-election results on Zee News
- March 14, 2018

Gorakhpur bypoll is a battle of prestige for the BJP as the parliamentary seat had been represented by Yogi Adityanath five times. In Bihar , RJD and Congress are contesting these bypolls together. Now RJD leads with 32,554 votes. # Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 1437 votes with 7600 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel 6163 votes after round 3. (more...)

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