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Putin on course for election victory Putin on course for election victory
- March 19, 2018

The escalating worldwide scandal is unfolding as Skripal and his daughter remain in critical condition after exposure to the Soviet-designed chemical Novichok on March 4 in the English city of Salisbury. The U.S. Treasury Department announced the sanctions amid withering criticism accusing Trump and his administration of failing to use its congressionally mandated authority to punish Russian Federation. (more...)
Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United performance Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United performance
- March 19, 2018

Given the underwhelming nature of their European exit to Sevilla on Tuesday, United needed a reaction and Mourinho went out on a limb to nominate a duo he signed in addition to David de Gea, a player he inherited, as examples of players he hopes will rid the club of recent under-achievement. (more...)
NDA messed up economy, mismanaged Jammu and Kashmir, says Manmohan Singh NDA messed up economy, mismanaged Jammu and Kashmir, says Manmohan Singh
- March 19, 2018

They have installed a government where the two wings of the administration are working against each other. "There are today issues which are a source of great worry to all our citizens", he said. Singh also attacked the Modi government for failing to provide the promised 2 crore jobs. She had also said the Modi government even attempted to destroy the Congress. (more...)
Vladimir Putin Wins Fourth Term As President of Russia: Exit Polls
- March 19, 2018

Putin declared victory in front of thousands of people gathered in below-freezing temperatures at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin, where he called for unity in the country. Exit polls put Mr Putin at 73.9 percent of the vote. "Everyone who voted today is part of our big, national team". "I see in this trust and hope, the hope of our people that we will work with the same intensity, with the same sense of responsibility and with even greater results", Mr Putin said. (more...)
If Iran gets nuclear bomb, Saudi Arabia will follow… If Iran gets nuclear bomb, Saudi Arabia will follow…
- March 19, 2018

Included in the agreements was a memorandum of intent by Saudi Arabia to BAE Systems Plc's Eurofighter, reviving prospects for a long-delayed purchase of 48 jets. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif of Saudi Arabia. In recent years, tensions have escalated over the wars in Syria and Yemen. Saudi Arabia, a key United States ally, has been a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons since 1988. (more...)
Russia's Putin thanks voters for election triumph Russia's Putin thanks voters for election triumph
- March 19, 2018

With Putin not facing any serious challenge to his rule, the Kremlin is seeking high participation to give legitimacy to his inevitable fourth term. Russia's election monitors reported irregularities at voting stations across country, even though authorities were under orders to ensure that the voting was free and fair after violations marred Putin's last election in 2012. (more...)
Vladimir Putin easily wins another six-year term, firms grip on Russia Vladimir Putin easily wins another six-year term, firms grip on Russia
- March 19, 2018

He returned to power in 2012, when presidential terms were stretched from four years to six. Ms Sobchak urged Mr Putin's critics to "come together", and argued against the boycott called for by opposition leader Alexei Navalny , who is barred from running. (more...)
AAP MLA says Khaira trying to split party, demands action AAP MLA says Khaira trying to split party, demands action
- March 19, 2018

Claiming the reports shared by Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to be fabricated, former Punjab cabinet minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday refuted the allegations of his connection with drug peddlers. (more...)
Putin wins Russia's presidential election Putin wins Russia's presidential election
- March 19, 2018

Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspension of high-level contacts over the nerve agent attack. And Mr Putin's intervention in Syria, as well as the evident esteem in which he is held by Donald Trump, may also have bolstered his claim to be making Russian Federation respected again. (more...)
2 men fatally stabbed at Minnesota Salvation Army complex 2 men fatally stabbed at Minnesota Salvation Army complex
- March 19, 2018

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two men suffering from stab wounds on the building's fourth floor. In the meantime, a 64-year-old man who also lived at the Castleview Apartments remains jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder. (more...)
Russian Federation has been stockpiling deadly nerve agent Novichok 'for 10 years' Russian Federation has been stockpiling deadly nerve agent Novichok 'for 10 years'
- March 19, 2018

He said: 'We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russian Federation has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purposes of assassination, but has also been creating and stockpiling Novichok'. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is seen appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC in London, Britain March 18, 2018. (more...)
Deputies: Drunk Pinellas County lieutenant seen driving backward, honking horn Deputies: Drunk Pinellas County lieutenant seen driving backward, honking horn
- March 19, 2018

The Tampa Bay Times , citing the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, reported that 41-year-old Christi Ruhtz was sacked from the department after her arrest. Ruhtz had been on the force since December 21, 1998. She refused to give a breath sample for the criminal investigation, but was then forced to give one for the agency. (more...)
Russian official: United Kingdom lab may be source of spy attack poison Russian official: United Kingdom lab may be source of spy attack poison
- March 19, 2018

The tit-for-tat measures are a response to Britain's decision... Sky sources have also said authorities are investigating whether the nerve agent used in the attack was administered via the ventilation system in Russian Mr Skripal's vehicle. (more...)
Trump warned against firing Robert Mueller over Russian probe Trump warned against firing Robert Mueller over Russian probe
- March 19, 2018

Sessions said the report concluded McCabe leaked information to reporters and misled investigators about his actions. "As I said before, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency", the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's State of the Union . (more...)
Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says
- March 19, 2018

While North Korea would be entering the talks in a position of relative military strength, it is economically weak, and South Korea and the USA are offering nothing in return for talks, she said. South Korea's senior press secretary Yoon Young-chan said Moon pledged to "create an atmosphere for the successful opening of the U.S". "Both leaders affirmed the importance of learning from the mistakes of the past", the White House statement said, "and pledged continued, close coordination to ... (more...)
Labor victorious in Batman by-election Labor victorious in Batman by-election
- March 19, 2018

Labor could not have found a better candidate to contest Batman than Kearney. Ms Kearney, who does not live in the electorate, also thanked the Batman voters. Ms Bhathal's campaign was dogged by a series of internal leaks, including the release of a 101-page dossier of complaints levelled against her by almost 20 branch members who wanted her sacked over bullying and branch stacking complaints . (more...)
Presidential Election 2018: Polls Closing As Russia Has Cast Its Vote Presidential Election 2018: Polls Closing As Russia Has Cast Its Vote
- March 19, 2018

Putin, speaking from a stage just off Moscow's Red Square in front of a cheering audience, said the election result was a recognition of what had been achieved in the past few years, despite hard conditions. The commission said it is quickly responding to claims of violations in the vote. "If we see a really good turnout and a decent vote for Putin ..." She said the ballot box was sealed and the man was arrested. (more...)
Putin eyes fourth term in polls as opposition cries foul Putin eyes fourth term in polls as opposition cries foul
- March 19, 2018

Navalny calling on his supporters to boycott the vote - the Kremlin's chief concern was making sure turnout was high enough on Sunday to give Mr. Putin's win a sense of legitimacy. Constitutionally barred from serving more than two consecutive terms, he did not run in 2008, the same year presidential terms were extended from four years to six years. (more...)
Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin
- March 18, 2018

Putin's main challenges in the vote were to obtain a huge margin of victory in order to claim an indisputable mandate. Russian officials denounced both cases as efforts to interfere in the Russian election. Voters cast ballots from the Pacific coast to Siberia and Moscow. Voting concludes at 8 p.m. (1800 GMT; 2 p.m. EDT) in Kaliningrad, the Baltic exclave that is Russia's westernmost region and initial results are expected shortly afterward. (more...)
Exit poll gives Vladimir Putin huge victory in Russian election Exit poll gives Vladimir Putin huge victory in Russian election
- March 18, 2018

The poll by VTsIOM showed Putin securing almost 74 percent of the vote, miles ahead of the second place challenger Pavel Grudinin from the Communist Party at 11.2 percent, Reuters reported . Crimea and Russia's subsequent support of separatists in eastern Ukraine led to an array of US and European sanctions that, along with falling oil prices, damaged the Russian economy and slashed the ruble's value by half. (more...)
Rob Evans relishing Wales' Six Nations battle with France Rob Evans relishing Wales' Six Nations battle with France
- March 18, 2018

But both teams have also shown bright patches and if they both perform to their potential, this could be a really fine game of rugby. Victory for Wales should be enough to finish second behind runaway champions Ireland. Francois Trinh-Duc missed a simple penalty attempt in the 69th minute for what proved to be France's last chance to squeeze in front at the Principality Stadium. (more...)
Austin police get 370 suspicious package calls, find… Austin police get 370 suspicious package calls, find…
- March 18, 2018

There were also two victims who survived the attacks: One is a 75-year-old woman who remains in critical condition and the other is a woman in her 40s. Manley then said he wanted to tap into the psyche of the bomber or bombers. The package explosives were not delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or any private carrier but left overnight on doorsteps. (more...)
France agrees Russian Federation is behind nerve agent attack on ex-spy France agrees Russian Federation is behind nerve agent attack on ex-spy
- March 18, 2018

Relations between the old Cold War foes are already poor and short of military action the alliance has little leverage. After the brazen poisoning of a former spy, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russian Federation. (more...)
Vladimir Putin wins Russian election amid protests and ballot stuffing allegations Vladimir Putin wins Russian election amid protests and ballot stuffing allegations
- March 18, 2018

Election commission chief Ella Pamfilova said: 'We are immediately reacting to all claims, no matter where they come from'. Such attacks are very common. Mr Putin's victory will extend his total time in office to almost a quarter of a century, until 2024, by which time he will be 71. Authorities have spent unprecedented funds to get out the vote to ensure he has a strong mandate for his next six years in office. (more...)
Andria Zafirakou from north London wins $1m 'world's best teacher' prize Andria Zafirakou from north London wins $1m 'world's best teacher' prize
- March 18, 2018

Zafirakou is the first British teacher to win the award. Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated her in a video recording at the award ceremony. The trophy was delivered by race auto driver Lewis Hamilton. Last year, Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell won the prize for her work with Inuit indigenous students in a remote and isolated Arctic village. Education Secretary Damian Hinds sent a message to say her "story of selflessness and dedication is truly inspiring". (more...)

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