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Sen. Durbin Slams Clinton Comments as 'Wrong, Not Helpful' Sen. Durbin Slams Clinton Comments as 'Wrong, Not Helpful'
- March 19, 2018

During a recent trip to India, Clinton told attendees at a conference in Mumbai that Americans did not "deserve" a Trump presidency, said she won the states "that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward", and said that Trump's campaign was "looking backwards". (more...)
Tremors felt in Lancashire as natural disaster hits Wales Tremors felt in Lancashire as natural disaster hits Wales
- March 19, 2018

The British Geological Survey said it was the largest quake in the area since 1906. Today's quake actually comes in fifth on the strongest seismic events since 2000. The majority of the quake shook mainly the western parts of the UK. "The last one I experienced was in the 1980s when I lived in Pembrokeshire". I thought the building was going to collapse, we are quite high up here. (more...)
UK Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says UK Should Consider Extending Brexit Talks, Commons Panel Says
- March 19, 2018

The House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee said if major aspects of the future relationship with the EU remain unsettled by October, Britain should seek a "limited extension" of its EU membership. In a report published Sunday, the lawmakers said a proposed transition period of about two years should be able to be extended if needed. That is the best way to ensure we get an agreement in time. (more...)
Rahul quotes epics in attack on BJP Rahul quotes epics in attack on BJP
- March 19, 2018

Rahul said that for the poor, the only options are to be contractors, labourers or be unemployed since "they are destined to live in Modi's maya ". The overarching theme of the Congress chief's speech was justice for dalits, the minorities and tribals, creation of jobs and addressing farmers' issues. (more...)
Putin Victory Expected as Russians Vote in Presidential Elections Putin Victory Expected as Russians Vote in Presidential Elections
- March 19, 2018

Speaking to journalists about the incident, Macron said on March 15 that "everything leads us to believe that responsibility is in fact attributable to Russian Federation". Putin has been in power since turn of the century: president (2000-2008 and 2012-2018) and prime minister (2008-2012). Just weeks before the election, he announced that Russian Federation has developed advanced nuclear weapons capable of evading missile defences. (more...)
Raj Thackeray urges all parties to defeat BJP Raj Thackeray urges all parties to defeat BJP
- March 19, 2018

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader alleged there was corruption in the Centre's Rafale aircraft deal and claimed that there was a commission of nearly Rs 600 crore to Rs 700 crore on each aircraft. He went on to attack Akshay Kumar-starred movies Padman and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. "Why was she given the state funeral, wrapped with the national flag, what was her contribution, if this would have been done by any non BJP CM, then the media would have tore in to him. (more...)
Forty-five United States trade groups urge President to withhold Chinese tariffs Forty-five United States trade groups urge President to withhold Chinese tariffs
- March 19, 2018

The business groups wrote a letter to Trump on Sunday acknowledging "serious concerns" regarding what they described as China's theft of trade secrets and other practices and policies, but they urged a measured response that avoided tariffs. (more...)
At least 70 homes destroyed as ferocious 'firestorm' rips through Australian town At least 70 homes destroyed as ferocious 'firestorm' rips through Australian town
- March 19, 2018

A watch-and-act warning was put in place for the area on Monday morning, as firefighters said the fire was "controlled". Earlier on Sunday night Bega Valley Shire Council mayor Kristy McBain said up to 35 homes had been lost and the concern was now about people stuck in Tathra as the roads in and out of the town were closed. (more...)
Weather: Sunny Sunday; tracking coastal storm this week Weather: Sunny Sunday; tracking coastal storm this week
- March 19, 2018

Slushy, wet conditions could prove hard for morning commuters with the north and west of D.C. getting the most accumulation. But most models show the region on the fringes of the storm, so it will need to be monitored closely for the exact impacts in the coming days. (more...)
Drug dealers could get death penalty under new Trump plan Drug dealers could get death penalty under new Trump plan
- March 19, 2018

The administration says its plan will reduce opioid prescriptions by one-third within three years and that the initiative will fulfill Trump's campaign promise to "stop opioid abuse". Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, killed more than 42,000 people in the U.S.in 2016, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Ireland's hopes of qualification intact with win over Scotland Ireland's hopes of qualification intact with win over Scotland
- March 19, 2018

Graham Ford's side lost star man Paul Stirling when he was caught and bowled by Brad Wheal in the very first over. Scotland now need to win over Windies, the two-time world champions, which will all but assure them of a World Cup place. (more...)
Lok Sabha din may again prevent no-confidence move by TDP, YSRCP Lok Sabha din may again prevent no-confidence move by TDP, YSRCP
- March 19, 2018

The Telugu Desam Party was the National Democratic Alliance's third-largest constituent in the Lok Sabha with 16 MPs, and its only ally in the south. "This House expressed No confidence in the Council of Ministers", read the Motion stated therein. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) issued a whip to its MPs to attend the ongoing second leg of the budget session of Parliament till the end. (more...)
Girl dies after being hit by train at Ngāruawāhia Girl dies after being hit by train at Ngāruawāhia
- March 19, 2018

The bridge is notorious for people dodging trains to jump off into the water below. It had in the past considered electric gates over the track, he said. Kiwirail chief executive Peter Reidy said KiwiRail, police, and the council had all been trying to stop children getting onto the bridge. "Over the last four or five years there have been a significant number of anti-trespass safety measures put in". (more...)
Britain says Russian Federation stockpiled nerve agent
- March 19, 2018

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the Salisbury incident is "highly likely" to have been a state execution, and Russian president Vladimir Putin "is responsible" for the attack whether directly or through negligence. Chemist Vil Mirzayanov, who revealed the existence of Novichok in the 1990s and later defected to the United States, said he was convinced Russian Federation created the substance used in the attack. (more...)
Russia expels 23 UK diplomats as spy spat escalates Russia expels 23 UK diplomats as spy spat escalates
- March 19, 2018

This is written in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain. Those named by Moscow are forced to leave within a week. Labour former prime minister Tony Blair said Theresa May has "done the right thing in relation" to the attack. (more...)
Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo
- March 19, 2018

He added mentions of Tillerson's exit didn't "even come up" during a recent trip to Bahrain - except from USA reporters. He had also traveled to Afghanistan since Tillerson's firing. "Taiwan and the US will continue to cooperate under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework, regardless of future appointments at the US Department of State", he said. (more...)
White House lawyer says Trump is not considering firing Mueller White House lawyer says Trump is not considering firing Mueller
- March 19, 2018

Republicans mobilise to prevent dismissal as president questions special counsel's impartiality in election probe . It was the first time Trump mentioned Mueller by name, which led a group of Republican senators to suggest the president might be contemplating firing the special counsel. (more...)
Recommendation to have suspected Stoneman Douglas shooter never acted on Recommendation to have suspected Stoneman Douglas shooter never acted on
- March 19, 2018

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they made a decision to have him forcibly committed more than a year before the shootings. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people in Parkland, Fla. (more...)
Ohio State's season comes to an end with loss to Gonzaga Ohio State's season comes to an end with loss to Gonzaga
- March 19, 2018

While Norvell and Hachimura were handling most of the scoring duties, junior guard Josh Perkins was aptly running the offense. Gotta mention Keita Bates-Diop, who tallied 28 points. Second round, West Region; Boise, Idaho, Saturday, approximately 8:15 p.m. ET. With 5:14 to play, the game was tied, 67-67. The resilient-all-season Buckeyes (25-9) rallied from an abysmal start and an 11-point halftime deficit to take a brief second-half lead before Gonzaga went on an 11-0 run to snatch it back. (more...)
France, Germany aim for euro zone reform roadmap by June France, Germany aim for euro zone reform roadmap by June
- March 19, 2018

French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Agnes Von der Muhll in an official letter sent to the members of the French media said, "In respect of an upsurge in violence in Syria , in particular, Eastern Ghouta and the Afrin region ... According to a statement issued by German Chancellery on Friday, the two leaders during their meeting also exchanged views on the European Council set for next week. (more...)
Likely 'Putin's decision' to order use of nerve agent in UK Likely 'Putin's decision' to order use of nerve agent in UK
- March 19, 2018

It comes as no surprise the Kremlin is hanging tough and scornfully denying any involvement in the Skripal poisoning. Putin has spoken of the need to revive economic growth but the steps that many economists prescribe - especially shrinking the state's role in the economy - are resisted by those in the president's circle who owe their status and wealth to the state. (more...)
Russian presidential elections result to be out Monday Russian presidential elections result to be out Monday
- March 19, 2018

The election comes as tensions with the west continue to rise over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK. Now, he faces seven challengers but no serious threat to his rule. A man accused of tossing multiple ballots into a box in the far eastern town of Artyom was arrested. The only possible candidate who could give Putin a scare is opposition figure and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. (more...)
Korea to talk with Sweden with U.S. detainees in focus Korea to talk with Sweden with U.S. detainees in focus
- March 19, 2018

Experts have expressed skepticism that the meeting would take place, or that it would yield any results, and the White House has insisted that North Korea will have to meet specific conditions first. . North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho was on Thursday en route to Sweden, which represents USA interests in Pyongyang, for talks with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom, the Scandinavian country's Foreign Ministry said. (more...)
Putin leading Russian presidential polls with 73.11% after 30% of ballots counted Putin leading Russian presidential polls with 73.11% after 30% of ballots counted
- March 19, 2018

Support for Putin is significantly lower in Moscow and Saint Petersburg than in Russian Federation as a whole, according to recent official polls. Putin had faced seven minor candidates on the ballot. Russian Federation has vowed retaliation. Many Russian voters, though, see no alternative. The English-language Moscow Times newspaper marked the election with a series of stories on young people it dubbed "Generation P", highlighting some of the 1.3 million people born the year Putin first ... (more...)
Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Election in Stunning Upset Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Election in Stunning Upset
- March 19, 2018

There were numerous sightings of ballot box-stuffing by more than 140,000 observers monitoring the vote, including a contingent of 30,000 supporters of Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who was barred from running and who called for a boycott. (more...)

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