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Chinese president to meet with Trump
- March 14, 2017

However, a senior administration official told CNN the plans are tentative. Press secretary Sean Spicer announced the Palm Beach trip to reporters during the White House press briefing, offering no other details regarding the objective of the trip. (more...)
How Rahul Gandhi's hands punctured Akhilesh Yadav's cycle in UP How Rahul Gandhi's hands punctured Akhilesh Yadav's cycle in UP
- March 13, 2017

Talks of a "dominant" leader have already begun within the Congress. In Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh led an effective campaign while in Manipur, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh put up a strong fight. The situation is such that in states like UP there are no tall leaders who can revive the party anymore. "To all Congress workers across India: We stand resolute and committed to our values and our belief in an India united in strength and goal", said Rahul Gandhi on Twitter. (more...)
134 foreign policy experts condemn Trump travel ban
- March 13, 2017

So far, three states have challenged the revised executive order, and other states, as well as organizations, plan to do the same. "In so doing, he also gave both parties an opportunity to fully evaluate whether proceeding in his court is the optimal path for resolving the constitutionality of the second Executive Order". (more...)
EU leaders reappoint Donald Tusk as European Council president EU leaders reappoint Donald Tusk as European Council president
- March 11, 2017

The Polish government failed to hold together an alliance of countries able to block the stricter rules, leaving Environment Minister Jan Szyszko demanding an explanation of the voting system and fuming when the tally was announced. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Saturday he has officially submitted Saryusz-Wolski's candidacy to Malta, which now holds European Union presidency. (more...)
7 killed in Istanbul helicopter crash 7 killed in Istanbul helicopter crash
- March 11, 2017

At 11:16 on Friday, a helicopter belonging to a local transport company took off from Ataturk airport and "at 11:20 it collided with a TV tower and fell on the E-5 highway", the ministry said. Istanbul has seen thick layers of fog in the past few days causing disruption to travel with flights and ferry services cancelled earlier this month. (more...)
Trump to nominate former Jones Day partner as solicitor general Trump to nominate former Jones Day partner as solicitor general
- March 10, 2017

From 2005 until now, Francisco was a partner at the Washington DC law firm Jones Day, where he chaired the firm's Government Regulation Practice - a handy background for deconstructing an administrative state, to say the least. Last year, Francisco also successfully convinced the justices to overturn the multiple convictions of Virginia Gov. The court in June ruled 8-0 in favor of McDonnell. (more...)
Flight diverted after man refused to pay Dh44 for blanket
- March 10, 2017

No crime had been committed, police added. The man became upset and said he shouldn't have to pay because it was cold, he said. The 66-year-old man had gotten into an argument with the crew over the blanket's price tag aboard the flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu on Wednesday, said Rob Pedregon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Airport Police Department. (more...)
Doing little things to make a bold change on International Women's Day
- March 08, 2017

Activists nationwide are hoping to tap into the popularity of the recent women's marches across the country and to challenge the narrative that grassroots opposition to President Donald Trump ― and to gender inequality ― exists only in large, coastal cities. (more...)
Poachers Break Into French Zoo And Slaughter Rhino For His Horn Poachers Break Into French Zoo And Slaughter Rhino For His Horn
- March 08, 2017

Two other rhinos in the enclosure ― 5-year-old Bruno and 37-year-old Grace ― were unharmed. Rhinos have always been poached for their horns, largely to supply demand in Asia, where it is believed that rhino horn has medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. (more...)
Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened
- March 08, 2017

Police said that non-bailable warrants have also been issued against six other accused in connection with the same case. Earlier this week, the police also initiated proceedings for a look out notice against Prajapati following reports that he may try to escape overseas to evade arrest. (more...)
North Korea launches missile, one of which could possibly reach US North Korea launches missile, one of which could possibly reach US
- March 07, 2017

This distance fits with that of Rodong or extended-range Scud missiles, though further analysis is needed and must include the possibility that a new model is in play, South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo has told the National Assembly's National Defense Committee. (more...)
German-Turkish tensions rise over cancelled campaign events German-Turkish tensions rise over cancelled campaign events
- March 06, 2017

The diplomatic spat comes after Turkey arrested a German-Turkish reporter, Deniz Yucel of Die Welt , last week. The leader of an association of Dutch Turks said Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was planning to attend the March 11 rally, hoping to persuade the Netherlands' hundreds of thousands of dual citizens to vote for the new constitution giving Erdogan greater powers. (more...)
Cuomo launches NY-Israel economic commission Cuomo launches NY-Israel economic commission
- March 06, 2017

Cuomo is doing a whirlwind tour of Israel, his second visit there since becoming governor, and he vowed to fight the wave of hate crimes in NY and in the nation. Andrew Cuomo has announced a new 22-member commission dedicated to strengthening economic development between New York State and Israel. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of his whirlwind trade mission and show of solidarity this weekend, his office announced Saturday. (more...)
Coin flip gives Eagles 14th overall draft pick on April 27
- March 06, 2017

The NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. The team lost a coin toss with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, giving it the 15th overall pick in draft. The Eagles haven't won a playoff game since 2008. In fact, there were at least three livestreams of the coin flip. So why did the Eagles have to go through all this nonsense anyway? While picking just one spot sooner is nice, it could drastically change the Eagles' plan for the first round. (more...)
Crude oil to trade in 3489-3619 range: Achiievers Equities
- March 05, 2017

Oil prices were paring early gains on Wednesday after government data showed that United States inventories of oil expanded last week, marking the eighth consecutive week in which stockpiles have increased. "It is premature to talk of what we will discuss in April-May". Deviating from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' efforts to jack up the price of oil, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, commonly known as Saudi Aramco, offered Asian customers a discount on its light crude ... (more...)
Germany pledges $500 mln to support Egypt's economic reform programme, SMEs
- March 04, 2017

According to DW, separately, government spokesman Steffen Seibert, who is now traveling with Merkel during a diplomatic visit in Tunisia , said "we are not denying" reports of the planned meeting. She added: "We ensure the freedom of expression in Germany". While in the German capital, al-Shahed had discussed a range of issues with German officials, including the large number of Tunisians now residing in Germany illegally. (more...)
Tensions rise as RSS leader calls for Kerala CM's murder Tensions rise as RSS leader calls for Kerala CM's murder
- March 03, 2017

That doesn't mean I can't travel anywhere. While holding the chief minister responsible for the murders, Chandravat said Pinarayi had no right to live in this country. Senior Left leader Sitaram Yechury slammed the RSS leader for his remark. Condemning the killing of 52-year-old Sangh worker Santosh Kumar in Kerala in January, the saffron group leaders alleged that workers of the CPM are behind the cold blooded murder. (more...)
U.S. launches multiple strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen
- March 03, 2017

Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the strikes were aimed at degrading the group's ability to "coordinate external terror attacks" and to limit its use of Yemen as a "safe space for terror plotting". Innocent civilians were killed in the raid, the Pentagon indicated, emphasizing the women in the compound who took up arms against the SEALs. But there have been recent reports questioning whether any useful intelligence was gathered from the raid. (more...)
Judge approves release of Florida nightclub shooter's widow
- March 03, 2017

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu also said Noor Salman, 31, is not risky and there is no proof she has ties to the Islamic State group or holds extremist views. Salman was apprehended in January at her family's home in the bedroom community of Rodeo about 20 minutes north of Oakland. Her indictment alleges, without elaborating, that Salman "did knowingly aid and abet" her husband from at least April onward and that after the shooting, she "did knowingly mislead" investigators. (more...)
'Visa War': EU Votes to Bar Visa-Free Travel for American Citizens 'Visa War': EU Votes to Bar Visa-Free Travel for American Citizens
- March 03, 2017

European Parliamentarians have urged the Commission to adopt the necessary legal measures "within two months", the parliament said in a resolution adopted on Thursday. However, member states would have to approve the move, a process that could take years. In April 2014, the European Commission was notified that five countries were not meeting their obligations towards the EU with regard to reciprocity of visa-free travel: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan and the US. (more...)