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Dutch reject far-right Geert Wilders in national election for prime minister Dutch reject far-right Geert Wilders in national election for prime minister
- March 30, 2017

Mr Rutte's victory could not be more welcome news for Europe as it celebrates its 60th anniversary in Rome next weekend. Matters are even more potentially catastrophic on the political side as Scotland, where a majority voted against Brexit, contemplates another referendum on independence. (more...)
Houthi Leader: Yemenis Reject US Hegemony, Zionism, Saudi Bombs Houthi Leader: Yemenis Reject US Hegemony, Zionism, Saudi Bombs
- March 30, 2017

Since the start of the conflict in Yemen, 10,000 people have been killed and millions left without access to vital infrastructure, clean water or electricity, according to the United Nations. Washington, under both the Obama and the Trump administrations, has been fully complicit in the war crimes being carried out by the Saudi regime and its allies against the Yemeni people. (more...)
US women hope to resolve dispute
- March 29, 2017

Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan. Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team. (more...)
Nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations begin at the United Nations
- March 28, 2017

UN Secretary-General deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that beginning of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons is a vital initial step for global disarmament. They say the threat of nuclear disaster is growing thanks to mounting tensions fanned by North Korea's nuclear weapons program and an unpredictable new administration in Washington. (more...)
Malaysian police enter NK embassy: local paper Malaysian police enter NK embassy: local paper
- March 27, 2017

The U.N. resolution calls on the global community to cooperate in identifying North Korea crimes against humanity, based on the a report from the U.N. Two women - Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah - were charged on March 1 with the murder. Authorities, however, believe that four North Koreans who fled the country on February 13, the same day of the attack at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, are the masterminds. (more...)
Putin, Le Pen hold surprise meeting in Moscow
- March 25, 2017

French right-wing presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen criticized the anti-Russian sanctions and vowed to fight against "black lists", while visiting Moscow . "And I think it would be beneficial to exchange. The US is pressing for Ukraine's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership and the current Ukrainian government has the same aim", Le Pen said. (more...)
Mosul: US-led air strikes 'leave 230 civilians dead', reports local media Mosul: US-led air strikes 'leave 230 civilians dead', reports local media
- March 25, 2017

Airwars, a London-based organisation that monitors worldwide air strikes in against ISIL, said in a Tweet earlier this week that as many as 440 civilians had been killed by coalition raids in both Iraq and Syria over the past week. The Coalition did not give details on any specific air strike or comment on a Jadida district operation. A spokesperson for Central Command, which coordinates United States military action in Iraq, told The Independent they were aware of the loss of civilian life ... (more...)
Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine by unidentified gunman Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine by unidentified gunman
- March 25, 2017

The attacker, who has not been named, was shot and injured by police and has since died from his wounds, Ukrainian media has reported . "Sadly, Denis Voronenkov has joined others like Sergei Magnitsky and Boris Nemtsov who have paid with their lives for speaking the truth, for in Putin's Russian Federation, there is no greater crime", McCain said . (more...)
Committee of BCCI doubles Annual pay for Indian Cricketers Committee of BCCI doubles Annual pay for Indian Cricketers
- March 24, 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced that the annual retainership of each contract category will be doubled. The Match Fee enhancement for men cricketers will be effective from October 1 onwards and Rs 15 lakhs per Test, Rs 6 lakhs per ODI and Rs 3 lakhs for T20 worldwide will be paid. (more...)
Schumer Says He'll Vote 'No' On Trump Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch Schumer Says He'll Vote 'No' On Trump Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch
- March 24, 2017

Supreme Court. "When I became a judge, they gave me a gavel not a rubber stamp", Gorsuch said . Graham said he hoped that they would not have to change Senate rules. And when Senator Patrick Leahy pressed him on whether the president could ignore a court order, Gorsuch replied: "You better believe I expect judicial decrees to be obeyed". (more...)
Robert Downey Jr. to topline Robert Downey Jr. to topline "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle"
- March 22, 2017

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.is set to play Doctor Dolittle in a new film. And now, thanks to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter , it appears we've found out what Downey Jr. As you probably remember, the first Doctor Doolittle film was a musical made in 1967 starring Rex Harrison. The movie was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and took home awards for Best Original Song and Best Visual Effects. (more...)
Korea files appeal at WTO against Chinese boycott Korea files appeal at WTO against Chinese boycott
- March 22, 2017

Asked about the possibility of using military force against the North, Tillerson told a news conference in the South Korean capital, "all of the options are on the table". The video follows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to South Korea last week, where he said the US had not ruled out military action against the North. (more...)
Indian diplomat reminds Pakistan of its poor human rights record at UNHRC Indian diplomat reminds Pakistan of its poor human rights record at UNHRC
- March 21, 2017

India has strongly objected to Pakistan's reported plans, stating that the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir, including Gilgit Baltistan, is a part of Indian territory. In its "right of reply" in response to the statement made by Pakistan, India said Pakistan's continued support for terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir is the main challenge to protecting the human rights of Indian citizens in the state. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Rips Into Rachel Maddow for Toying With Our Emotions
- March 21, 2017

After a prolonged prelude, he arrived at the set-up - "Why did the chicken cross the road?" - before digressing into an extended discussion on the domestication of chickens and their potential connections to Russian oligarchs. "I want to be trustworthy to my audience", the anchor said. Probably pretty good. Probably be pretty good. As a precaution, Maddow had produced an entire separate show that was ready to run in case the tax return story had to be sidelined over authenticity questions. (more...)
Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare
- March 20, 2017

One missile was intercepted north of Jerusalem by Israel's Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported. Confirming the attack, the Israeli military said its aircraft struck several targets in Syria and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria toward the Israeli jets. (more...)
How will Merkel approach her meeting with Trump? How will Merkel approach her meeting with Trump?
- March 19, 2017

After which, Angela Merkel asked Donald Trump if he wanted to shake hands. For years, Merkel - a trained physicist - had been president Barack Obama's closest global partner, with the two sharing a strong rapport and a similar deliberative approach. (more...)
François Fillon charged with several offences linked to 'fake jobs' scandal François Fillon charged with several offences linked to 'fake jobs' scandal
- March 19, 2017

François Fillon has refused to quit the French presidential race despite mounting troubles. But the former PM has been put under formal investigation after being charged with a range of offences related to a fake job scandal involving his British wife. (more...)
Building Burns in Downtown Raleigh; 1 Hurt Building Burns in Downtown Raleigh; 1 Hurt
- March 18, 2017

Nearby buildings and residents were being evacuated. The cause of the fire is not yet known. LISTEN TO THE 911 CALLSNo one was living in the building, but there are numerous buildings nearby, including other residential apartment units. "One of them went under my sweater". No injuries are yet reported and there are no indications that anyone is trapped inside any of the affected buildings. (more...)
Somali refugees on boat killed by helicopter gunship off Yemen coast Somali refugees on boat killed by helicopter gunship off Yemen coast
- March 18, 2017

Read Also: Saudi Arabia's king postpones visit to Maldives over swine flu The ICRC's Eric Christopher Wyss, quoting survivors at the scene, said many people on the boat "were refugees from Somalia or Yemen, fleeing the conflict". He says when the helicopter gunship opened fire, panic erupted among the refugees. Two missiles fired by Houthi rebels on Friday hit worshippers in Sirwa, western Marib province. (more...)
Flynn Got $56250 From Russian TV, Cyber Firm, Documents Show Flynn Got $56250 From Russian TV, Cyber Firm, Documents Show
- March 17, 2017

Late a year ago, a senior Kaspersky Lab technician and Russian ex-cyber cop was arrested in Moscow for treason; us intelligence sources have suggested to reporters that the arrest, and the firm, are connected to USA election hacking they believe was done by Russia. (more...)