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Mexico's Cemex willing to provide cement for border wall
- March 02, 2017

Trump has said the wall will cost $12 billion, while Republican leaders in Congress have pegged its cost 20 percent higher than that. The agency will then ask vendors for construction cost estimates and, after reviewing their bids, begin granting contracts by mid-April - a remarkably quick schedule for a government construction project. (more...)
China's Top Diplomat Meets Trump as North Korea Tensions Rise
- March 01, 2017

He's the most senior Chinese official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office and his two-day trip comes as tensions bristle with North Korea and its neighbors. That is, after all, why China fought the the Korean War. Xinhua has also said in their report that China's "perceived" influence on North Korea has been exaggerated immensely. (more...)
Moscow supports de Mistura's agenda for intra-Syrian talks in Geneva
- March 01, 2017

The Geneva talks are the fourth to take place under the United Nations auspices and the first since last April. The strikes come as an opposition delegation gears up to meet Monday with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva to continue talks aimed at resolving Syria's six-year-old war. (more...)
Beloved hippo dies after brutal attack at El Salvador zoo
- March 01, 2017

The attack happened last Tuesday, but zoo keepers did not discover the hippo's injuries until Thursday because Guastavito did not leave his pool. El Salvador recorded 5,278 homicides a year ago, with an average of 14 killings a day due to powerful street gangs. (more...)
Chiefs release Jamaal Charles
- March 01, 2017

The Chiefs will release veteran running back Jamaal Charles , according to multiple reports . The move was widely considered to be a financial move for the Chiefs, as Charles was due around $7 million in 2017 if he was on the roster. Charles was the Chiefs' starting running back while now-Eagles head coach Doug Pederson served as Kansas City's offensive coordinator. Spencer Ware appears to have solidified himself as the starter in Kansas City, and paying Charles over $6 million to come ... (more...)
Ash wednesday opens lent season
- March 01, 2017

The Rev. Alfred Jones and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church family invite the public to join them in observing Ash Wednesday, March 1 , at 6 p.m. Each year, about a dozen people pull into the parking lot to meet Cramer and participate in Ashes to Go. "It's about meeting people where they are", Fr Paddy Mooney told the newspaper. (more...)
Malaysian police may seek arrest of North Korean official
- February 28, 2017

Investigators believe two female suspects, who are now in Malaysian custody, had been trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on Mr Kim's face. Two women approached the elder Kim in a brazen daylight assault in Kuala Lumpur's airport February 13 as he headed to his home in Macau, the tourist and gambling hub near Hong Kong. (more...)
A Citizens' Petition Calls For A New French President: Barack Obama
- February 28, 2017

They call themselves Obama17 and have put up over 500 posters to advertise their website. "Barack Obama has completed his second term as president of the United States. "He's Barack Obama", one of the campaign organizers told CNN . Over 27,000 people are reported to have already signed it. "We just wanted to say that we've had enough of all of these guys", one of the organisers who goes by the name Antoine, told The Verge. (more...)
'Impostor' guest causes headaches for Fox News after Swedish government cried foul
- February 28, 2017

Bildt alleged that these "problems" are "not being openly and honestly discussed ... because if you don't agree with the liberal, shall we say, common agenda, then you are viewed as an outsider or not even taken seriously". So who is Nils Bildt? The newspaper also said that Bildt had in fact emigrated from Sweden in 1994 and that he was originally named Nils Tolling. (more...)
Iraqi Forces Advance In Western Mosul Amid Fierce Resistance From IS
- February 28, 2017

The move, a little more than a week into a major push on Mosul's west bank, could allow Iraqi forces to extend a floating bridge between the city's two halves and pile pressure on the jihadists. US -led coalition troops, officially deployed as trainers and advisers, have assisted the Iraqi force in the Mosul offensive. The militants gutted several shops close to Wadi Hajjar, and also set oil on fire to block the soldiers' vision with black smoke, he said. (more...)
South Africa: Xenophobic Attacks Prompt Angry Backlash in Nigeria
- February 27, 2017

South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to belong to immigrants. An unnamed senior manager at the Abuja office allegedly confirmed the development. The Nigerian government this week called for the African Union to step in to stop " xenophobic attacks " on its citizens in South Africa, claiming 20 Nigerians were killed previous year. (more...)
'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner dies at 97
- February 27, 2017

No cause of death has been given, but TMZ says that he was hospitalized last week with "breathing problems" and his condition had worsened since then. "Hoffman was reputedly a fan [of Judge Wapner] in real life" as well, the Washington Post adds . He came out of retirement to helm " The People's Court " from 1981 to 1993. (more...)
Tension on DU North Campus, student groups protest ABVP violence
- February 27, 2017

Delhi Commission for Women has ordered an enquiry into the alleged attacks on women by policemen during violence at Delhi University's Ramjas college and has issued a notice to Delhi Police. The violence erupted a day after the ABVP forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid, jailed previous year for sedition. (more...)
Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time
- February 27, 2017

As the deadline nears for a new plan on ISIS that President Trump asked his advisors to prepare, Townsend painted a somber picture of the battle against the extremists in Iraq and in neighboring Syria, where the coalition also operates. On Friday, the Associated Press reported that this change occurred toward the end of December as Iraqi forces were nearing the end of their operation to take eastern Mosul. (more...)
Kim Jong-nam killed by "VX nerve agent"
- February 26, 2017

After the attack upon Kim Jong Nam, the outcast older sibling of North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong-un, VX nerve agent was detected on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, according to Malaysian police. Apart from those two women, the police have also arrested a North Korean man and are hunting for another seven in connection with the murder. North Korea had strongly objected to Malaysia conducting an autopsy on the man's body, saying that he carried a diplomatic passport and therefore was not ... (more...)
Police Arresting Water Protectors Who Remain At Camp After Deadline — NoDAPL Police Arresting Water Protectors Who Remain At Camp After Deadline — NoDAPL
- February 26, 2017

Meanwhile, North Dakota authorities offered temporary lodging and one-way bus tickets to camp residents ready to head home. He says they will "have every opportunity" to leave without getting arrested. "As long as there's a fight to be had here, I'm willing to stay and work and be a part of it. Cause the people that have been arrested, that fight isn't over with". (more...)
Bangladeshi man killed in NY by landlord over rent dispute
- February 26, 2017

Zakir Khan was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center but it was too late. When officers arrived, they found 44-year-old Zakir Khan with multiple stab wounds, according to the NYPD . He is survived by his wife and three children. " Zakir was a very popular face in Bengali community in NY", the site said. Another neighbor said that the stabbing was witnessed by Khan's son. (more...)
Syria talks: Heavy bombing despite Russian calls for 'silent skies'
- February 25, 2017

Today's intra-Syrian negotiations follow talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, where participants agreed on how to monitor the ceasefire effort started in December 2016. would be narrowly focused on American interests. "I am convinced that they will be very supportive of whatever we try to do", de Mistura said, alluding to the Trump transition period. (more...)
$65 flights to Europe offered from Conn, NY
- February 25, 2017

From this summer, passengers will be able to fly from Scotland and Ireland to the United States directly for an introductory price of just $65 one-way, which even includes all taxes. But, they have been asking for better access and route flexibility for three years to introduce these cheap flights. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. (more...)
Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of long-missing teacher
- February 24, 2017

No other details about Duke were released in the press conference other than that he was a student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught. Duke is charged with murder, according to investigators. Grinstead's stepmother, Connie Grinstead, said in Thursday's press conference that Duke's arrest is "another chapter in a long and painful journey", WSB reported. (more...)