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Why I'm marching against gun violence Why I'm marching against gun violence
- March 25, 2018

Young Drive as part of the national March for Our Lives event Saturday afternoon. I would say that the touchstone was February 14, 2018 , school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, but there have been so many school shootings on such a frequent basis and so many other questions involved in the issue of gun violence that these protests seem to be a long time in coming. (more...)
Nirav Modi's treasures seized: ED sweeps up Rs 7664 crore Nirav Modi's treasures seized: ED sweeps up Rs 7664 crore
- March 25, 2018

Antique jewellery worth Rs 15 crore, expensive watches valued at Rs 1.4 crore and paintings of legendary artists like Amrita Sher-Gil, M F Hussain and KK Hebbar valued at Rs 10 crore have been taken over the last three days under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said. (more...)
Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill
- March 25, 2018

Trump also warned Congress: "I will never sign another bill like this again". "Nobody read it. It's only hours old". But in an afternoon news conference he said that despite the "ridiculous" process of passing the measure he would sign it because of its large increase in military spending. (more...)
United States steel tariffs meet barrage of criticism at WTO United States steel tariffs meet barrage of criticism at WTO
- March 25, 2018

Chinese officials have said that protecting foreign companies' intellectual property rights is important to China. US President Donald Trump on Thursday hit China with tariffs on up to United States dollars 60 billion of imports to retaliate against the "theft" of American intellectual property, ratcheting up trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. (more...)
House OKs huge spending bill, next to Senate
- March 25, 2018

The bill keeps the government operating but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers", deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence. "We feel good. We produced a darn good bill". Trump, meanwhile, has tried to pin the failure to reach a DACA deal on Democrats, arguing, "They don't want DACA" and are merely trying to use the issue as "a political football". (more...)
Trump Considering Flushing Spending Bill Down The Drain Trump Considering Flushing Spending Bill Down The Drain
- March 25, 2018

Senate passage of the bill averted a third federal shutdown this year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid. "No bill of this size is flawless", Mr Ryan said . Out of the more than $1.5 billion approved for border security, the bill passed by the House says no funds will be used for the construction of the border wall in the wildlife refuge. (more...)
Israeli warplanes hit Hamas in Gaza: army Israeli warplanes hit Hamas in Gaza: army
- March 25, 2018

For decades, the PA has provided monthly stipends to Palestinians convicted of murder or terrorism relative to the length of their prison sentences, and to the families of slain terrorists. "The Taylor Force Act was made possible in part due to the work of two of the IAC's biggest supporters - Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson - representing both sides of the aisle to promote this important legislation", the Israeli-American Coalition (IAC) for Action said in a statement. (more...)
United Kingdom authorities raid Cambridge Analytica HQ United Kingdom authorities raid Cambridge Analytica HQ
- March 25, 2018

United Kingdom authorities raided Cambridge Analytica's offices overnight amid an investigation into whether the political consulting firm illegally acquired Facebook data to target voters. The footage also showed Nix saying Cambridge Analytica played a major role in securing Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (more...)
AT&T, Inc — Recommendation Trends Analysis AT&T, Inc — Recommendation Trends Analysis
- March 25, 2018

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its position in AT&T by 9.7% in the second quarter. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 179,834 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,416,477.12. (NYSE:T) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
Giornate Fai: alla scoperta dei luoghi della Valigia delle Indie Giornate Fai: alla scoperta dei luoghi della Valigia delle Indie
- March 25, 2018

Tra questi il professor Ettore Baldetti , che con il duro lavoro e buona volontà ha istruito e seguito gli Apprendisti Ciceroni , allievi barbaresi del Liceo Scientifico-Linguistico " E. Per la prima volta saranno accessibili sale che normalmente non sono aperte al pubblico. "Verdi" e Palazzo Valli Bruni a Como, il Monumento ai Caduti e Licinium di Erba, Villa Ceriani e le chiese di San Vito e San Siro a Lomazzo e Villa Arconati Crivelli a Rovellasca. (more...)
China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat
- March 25, 2018

Although China has not said how it plans to respond to the latest move by the White House, the country's foreign ministry called it a "totally unilateral and trade protectionist action" during a Friday briefing. It did not give a date for this. Companies worry the dispute could spiral into tit-for-tat import controls by governments worldwide that could suppress global trade. (more...)
United Kingdom forcing 'allies to take confrontational steps' over spy poisoning - Russian Federation United Kingdom forcing 'allies to take confrontational steps' over spy poisoning - Russian Federation
- March 25, 2018

The case of the poisoning a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom is an attack on EU's sovereignty, said French President Emmanuel Macron. A French presidency source said on Thursday Paris was also ready to act. The UK has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats and their families, and Moscow responded by expelling 23 British diplomats, who are expected to return to the UK on Friday. (more...)
Britain expels Russian diplomats over spy poisoning Britain expels Russian diplomats over spy poisoning
- March 25, 2018

The Skripals are critically ill in hospital after being exposed to the nerve agent, known as Novichok and developed in Russian Federation, on March 4. using a military-grade nerve agent", she said. "There is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter", May told parliament. (more...)
French cop who swapped himself for hostages dies French cop who swapped himself for hostages dies
- March 25, 2018

It gave no further details. Mr Macron said security services were checking that claim. French Officers during the standoff involving Lakdim. He had previously been decorated for his bravery during operations in Iraq and spent four years in the early 2000s in France's Republican Guard, protecting the Elysee Palace in Paris . (more...)
Big-time cricket returns to Karachi for first time in nine years Big-time cricket returns to Karachi for first time in nine years
- March 25, 2018

Karachi will also host three Twenty20 internationals between Pakistan and the West Indies in early April, the first home series involving a Test-level team since 2009. Despite the encouraging signs, some of the PSL's top stars preferred not to play in Pakistan , including Quetta Gladiators batsman Kevin Pietersen who appeared to announce his retirement instead. (more...)
Ryanair To Start Flying To Ukraine From October With 15 New Routes Ryanair To Start Flying To Ukraine From October With 15 New Routes
- March 25, 2018

Ryanair will begin flying to Ukraine this October. Ryanair said it would operate ten routes from the Ukrainian capital to Barcelona, Bratislava, Gdansk, Cracow, London Stansted, Poznan, Stockholm, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wroclaw. For visitors, you can fly to Ukraine at the lowest fares and discover its openness, beauty and business opportunities'. The signing ceremony took place on Friday at the Boryspil International Airport with the participation of Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair Michael ... (more...)
Sheriff's office: Teen shot in Maryland school shooting dies Sheriff's office: Teen shot in Maryland school shooting dies
- March 25, 2018

Jaelynn Willey . A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded Willey inside a Maryland school, March 20, and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. "The second oldest of 9 children, Jaelynn is not only a role model to her siblings, but also a dedicated student and member of her school's swim team". (more...)
US May Delay Steel Tariffs for Some Nations Wanting Relief US May Delay Steel Tariffs for Some Nations Wanting Relief
- March 25, 2018

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said during a briefing to the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. could delay imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on some nations while negotiations are taking place for a more permanent exemption. (more...)
U.S. launches WTO challenge against China U.S. launches WTO challenge against China
- March 25, 2018

The U.S.is essentially demanding that China "provide as much market access to the U.S.as the U.S. provides to China", said Scott Kennedy, an expert on China's economic policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington . (more...)
Two JeM militants killed in Dooru encounter
- March 25, 2018

He said that in the encounter no collateral damage has taken place and security forces are now sanitizing the area. "The encounter is over and two militants were killed and arms & ammunition recovered", said the police, in a tweet. "The firing resumed in the wee hours briefly and stopped again, apparently after the militants were killed", the local sources said. Funeral prayers in absentia were held for the slain militants, whose bodies were seized by the police for the final rites. (more...)
Thousands participate in Boise 'March For Our Lives' Thousands participate in Boise 'March For Our Lives'
- March 25, 2018

Among the measures the group called for was the end of "gun-free zones" on school campuses, allowing teachers to arm themselves as a deterrent to school shootings and making schools "harder targets" for potential shooters. "People have been dying since 1999 in Columbine and nothing has changed". Callie Cavanaugh, a 14-year-old at a march in Omaha, Nebraska, said: "This just needs to stop". (more...)
Ottawa's March For Our Lives rally draws hundreds Ottawa's March For Our Lives rally draws hundreds
- March 25, 2018

The group was marching Saturday morning to Los Angeles City Hall. Hundreds of people marched through downtown Saturday for Ottawa's March for Our Lives rally. But it is the politicians - many of them Republicans, in the pay of the NRA - who will decide this issue. Crowds of demonstrators poured out of the Washington subway and filled Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, which links the White House with the Capitol, making it hard to get close to the main stage. (more...)
USA tariffs on steel, aluminum imports come into force
- March 25, 2018

The EU leaders said in a joint statement that the measure can not be justified on the grounds of national security as cited by the U.S., calling it an "inappropriate remedy for the real problems of overcapacity". "We can't have a $375 billion trade deficit and not do anything to defend ourselves", Lighthizer said. "These discussions between allies and partners should not be subject to artificial deadlines". (more...)
Huge crowds rally in U.S. for gun controls Huge crowds rally in U.S. for gun controls
- March 25, 2018

The rally, which drew a crowd of 300 or more and was followed by a short march through downtown Fargo, was organized by Moms Demand Action FM, the local chapter of the national nonpartisan group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America that was launched after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 27 people. (more...)
Australia junks 457 visa programme used largely by Indians Australia junks 457 visa programme used largely by Indians
- March 25, 2018

A short-term stream that enables hiring of temporary expat skilled workers in occupations included on the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). "We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could go - and should go - to Australians, he had said". (more...)

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