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Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump

Mexican President Cancels US Trip After Border Wall Dispute With Trump The Mexican leader was planning his first official visit - either this month or early March - to Washington since President Trump's inauguration, but it fell through on Saturday after their failure to find common ground on a long-standing dispute over Trump's proposed border wall. [Full Article...]

Syria's PYD ex-leader arrested in Prague on Turkey's request

Syria's PYD ex-leader arrested in Prague on Turkey's request Initially a member of the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the ruling party of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) led by President Massoud Barzani, Muslim joined PKK's Syrian offshoot PYD in 2003 and served as its co-chair between 2010 and 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump criticizes Florida deputy, talks guns in schools

Trump criticizes Florida deputy, talks guns in schools He added that he would ask for $500 million in mental-health and school-safety initiatives, and he called for a law-enforcement officer in every public school and for mandatory "active-shooter training" for students and faculty. 21, 2018, in downtown Pittsburgh. They were locked in a room with two teachers and 62 students on the opposite side of the school. Anyway, you can read Trump's full twee... [Full Article...]

Indian Premier League has turned me into a thinking bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Indian Premier League has turned me into a thinking bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar Shikhar Dhawan (47) was going at nearly run a ball but the much needed impetus for India came from Raina (43) with his 27-ball knock that had five boundaries and a six in it. Having suffered a minor setback in the previous game, India will look to recover and close out this eight-week long tour with a series' win. Suresh Raina was declared Man of the Match while Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged... [Full Article...]

Al-Quds' Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes Amid Row with Occupation Authorities

Al-Quds' Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes Amid Row with Occupation Authorities Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalems Old City, on April 11, 2015 during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the "Holy Fire". The churches are also protesting Al-Quds municipality's new policy on municipal tax payments for church property. "This reminds us all of laws of a similar nature which were... [Full Article...]

Rain Likely, Thunderstorms Possible Today

Rain Likely, Thunderstorms Possible Today YOUR FREE WECT MOBILE WEATHER APP: See the latest First Alert Forecast blogs and videos plus interactive radar, targeted severe bulletins, location-specific hour-by-hour forecasts, marine and tide data, long-range outlooks. There will likely be a few clouds around, but there could also be a good amount of sunshine! With a warm front coming over us, temperatures will, of course, warm back up! Ther... [Full Article...]

Rick Gates, former Trump campaign aide, expected to plead guilty

Rick Gates, former Trump campaign aide, expected to plead guilty It is noted that this indictment closely followed the guilty plea of Manafort's associate Rick Gates . They were to "appear to be providing their independent assessments of government of Ukraine actions, when in fact they were paid lobbyists for Ukraine", according to the indictment. [Full Article...]

Eddie Pepperell claims maiden European Tour title in Qatar Masters

Eddie Pepperell claims maiden European Tour title in Qatar Masters Three clear with nine holes to play, Pepperell found himself under increasing pressure from a determined Fisher, who picked up birdies at the 14th, 16th and 17th to close the gap to just one stroke as the two Englishmen headed to the 18th. Gagli had also shared the lead after birdies on the second, fourth, fifth, ninth and tenth but parred his way home in a bogey-free 67. Spanish duo Gonzalo Ferna... [Full Article...]

More US Companies End Marketing Programs With National Rifle Association

More US Companies End Marketing Programs With National Rifle Association Corporate decisions to turn away from the powerful gun lobby group was "an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community", the group said in a bitter statement shared with HuffPost on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Probe focuses on Trump campaign team

Probe focuses on Trump campaign team As part of his plea deal , Gates agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections and possible collusion by the campaign of President Donald Trump . The plea was announced on the same day that Mueller's office charged 13 Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings The exact target of the attacks is unclear, but security sources who asked not to be named told dpa that the al-Shabaab militants had tried to force their way past a checkpoint near the presidential palace but were held back. "Security forces battled the attackers trying to storm the presidential palace". The blasts follow weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu. "They were aiming for key targets bu... [Full Article...]

Manafort secretly paid ex-EU politicians for lobbying Yanukovych's interests

Manafort secretly paid ex-EU politicians for lobbying Yanukovych's interests But Mueller's team wanted to interview Rohrabacher as of late a year ago, according to news reports, and the criminal information released in advance of Gates' plea suggests they were asking about Rohrabacher recently. A former Trump campaign chairman, the longtime Washington lobbyist, like Gates, was charged in October with laundering $75 million in offshore accounts, making false statements an... [Full Article...]

Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties With NRA Amid Call to Boycott

Delta and United Airlines Cut Ties With NRA Amid Call to Boycott Here are the companies that have promptly responded to customers and severed their relationships with NRA. The NRA claims 5 million members and takes in tens of millions of dollars each year through supporters, which it uses to fight gun regulations in the name of the U.S. [Full Article...]

More firms end ties with NRA

More firms end ties with NRA Several companies in the USA have ended long-held customer discounts for National Rifle Association members following the Florida massacre. The airlines have also asked the gun rights group to remove any reference to their companies from its website . [Full Article...]

China seeks to repeal president's term limit, opening way for Xi

China seeks to repeal president's term limit, opening way for Xi China's President Xi Jinping drinks wine as he makes a toast during a banquet in Hong Kong on June 30, 2017. The constitutional provision barring the president from serving more than 10 years is the only formal barrier keeping Xi Jinping from ruling after 2023. [Full Article...]

'Maximum pressure' - US warns North Korea as Ivanka hits Olympics

'Maximum pressure' - US warns North Korea as Ivanka hits Olympics Moon and Ivanka met at a closed-door meeting prior to a banquet at the presidential compound and discussed the intertwined nature of the inter-Korean dialogue and talks on denuclearization, according to Moon's press secretary Yoon Young-chan. [Full Article...]

PM Modi urges scientists to find ways to enhance lives of humankind

PM Modi urges scientists to find ways to enhance lives of humankind Speaking to ANI, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala shot several questions at the Prime Minister, first regarding the connection between the accused businessmen and PM Modi, "Prime Minister Modi has not said one word about Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi whom he affectionately calls as "Humare Mehul bhai". [Full Article...]

Trump Praises NRA Day After Meeting Parkland Shooting Survivors

Trump Praises NRA Day After Meeting Parkland Shooting Survivors In his view, the solution includes pay bonuses for teachers willing to pack weapons. The notion of arming teachers at US public schools, which are largely governed by states, local councils and school boards, has been raised by some politicians in the past but has been dismissed by many critics as fraught with danger. [Full Article...]

Pakistan to be placed on terror-financing watch list

Pakistan to be placed on terror-financing watch list A report issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) yesterday named nine countries with "strategic deficiencies", including Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Tunisia. Ismail said that the "grey list" status does little more than raising the compliance burden on counterparts, such as correspondent banks, dealing with entities within Pakistan's financial system, and therefore attaches an additional cost ... [Full Article...]

Madhav Slams Tharoor for Comparing NPP with 'Wagging Tail' of BJP

Madhav Slams Tharoor for Comparing NPP with 'Wagging Tail' of BJP Earlier, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav also criticised Tharoor for his comments. "I believe that the Congress is in with a very good chance (of retaining power)". The Congress leader said Meghalaya had gone ahead of Kerala in the female literacy rate due to the state government's commitment to the Right to Education Act. [Full Article...]


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