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FIFA lifts 15 year ban on Iraqi football

FIFA lifts 15 year ban on Iraqi football Earlier in Bogota, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: "We are allowing global matches to be staged in the cities of Erbil, Basra and Karbala", FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council in Bogota. Iraq has largely been starved of worldwide matches on home soil since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, when Federation Internationale de Football Association banned... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll

Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St Petersburg. Britain's National Security Council is due to meet early next week to consider London's next steps. Putin has traveled across Russian Federation, pledging to raise wag... [Full Article...]

Britain says Russian Federation secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack

Britain says Russian Federation secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack On Sunday morning, Russia's ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov , suggested to a BBC reporter that Britain must have had samples of novichok at its chemical weapons facility, Porton Down, near the site of the attack. "And Porton Down, as we now all know, is the largest military facility in the United Kingdom that has been dealing with chemical weapons research - and it's actual... [Full Article...]

Putin votes in Russian presidential poll

Putin votes in Russian presidential poll The last time he faced voters in 2012, he faced a serious opposition movement, but since then he has boosted his popularity thanks to Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria. Authorities were also appealing to patriotic feelings by holding the vote on the anniversary of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. "There's no alternative to him", she told AFP at a polling station in the south... [Full Article...]

Modi Govt Mismanaged Jammu And Kashmir Like Never Before, Says Manmohan Singh

Modi Govt Mismanaged Jammu And Kashmir Like Never Before, Says Manmohan Singh At first, he talked about the challenges that the economy of the Nation has been facing, naming the scarcity of employment, agriculture and health to be the causes. "We must warn Pakistan that this is problematic to the peace in sub-continent". Therefore it is one of those statements, which is merely a " jumla' like statement, which is not likely to be achieved", Singh said. [Full Article...]

Turkey-led forces enter Syria's Afrin city: monitor

Turkey-led forces enter Syria's Afrin city: monitor Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group is in negotiations with the United Nations to make arrangement for ceasefire and ensure evacuation of wounded and ill civilians from the besieged eastern Ghouta region. A Whatsapp group run by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces said Turkish and Syrian rebel troops tore down a statue in Afrin, in what it called a "blatant violation of Kurdish people's cul... [Full Article...]

Germany urges Russian Federation to be transparent over nerve agent attack in Britain

Germany urges Russian Federation to be transparent over nerve agent attack in Britain Critics of the British government have long claimed that the U.K.is reluctant to act against Russia because London's property market and financial sector are magnets for billions in Russian money. It comes after the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin over the attack, saying that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that personally ordered it. [Full Article...]

Israeli defense minister vows death penalty for Palestinian after soldiers killed

Israeli defense minister vows death penalty for Palestinian after soldiers killed The Haaretz report citing military sources said that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sees the town as a security weak spot and may use the aftermath of Friday's attack to recommend moving the barrier into Barta'a, which could slice the town in two depending on the barrier's ultimate location. [Full Article...]

Governor Ambode Reduces Land Use Charge In Lagos

Governor Ambode Reduces Land Use Charge In Lagos Following the raise, the NBA Ikeja Branch had on March 13 in a solidarity with various human rights groups staged a peaceful protest from its Secretariat at Ikeja to the seat of power - the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa. This means a commercial property valued at N20m which was earlier billed N91,200 will now pay N45,600 per annum. "This means that a N20 million property expected to pay N30,... [Full Article...]

Powerball: Single ticket in $456.7 million jackpot sold in Pennsylvania

Powerball: Single ticket in $456.7 million jackpot sold in Pennsylvania The odds of winning Saturday's draw were 1 in 292 million. Information on who has the winning ticket or where in Pennsylvania was not immediately known. Over two months without a jackpot victor pushed the top prize for Saturday's Powerball drawing to an estimated $455 million. Further details on the victor and where the ticket was purchased have yet to be released. [Full Article...]

Clubbers in Gravesend Injured After Car Crashes Into Nightclub

Clubbers in Gravesend Injured After Car Crashes Into Nightclub Police is yet to release the number of people injured. Kent Police say it is believed the driver had been asked to leave the venue following an altercation. "As we were leaving we heard loads of people crying". He added that the part that the auto had rammed through had gone through the smoking area and into an iron gate, which he said was damaged by the crash. [Full Article...]

SA election: Jay to resign as Labor leader after loss to Liberals

SA election: Jay to resign as Labor leader after loss to Liberals Their support has softened recently but Xenophon's star power keeps SA Best in the race. 'The fact that the major parties put all their resources into these seats that were previously safe, in Labor and Liberal seats means we've shaken up the political system'. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation The Skripals are reported to be in critical condition, but British authorities have provided no further information about their status. Johnson on Friday had said it was "overwhelmingly likely" that it was Putin's decision "to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the U.K". [Full Article...]

John Goodman, Fred Armisen make surprise appearances in cold open

John Goodman, Fred Armisen make surprise appearances in cold open Played with a hilariously combination of Gollum from Lord of the Rings and a creepy Keebler elf, Kate McKinnon once again nails the absurd impression of the Attorney General who tried to find a reason for firing until he just gave up and said, "Trump made me do it". [Full Article...]

Status orange weather warning issued for seven counties

Status orange weather warning issued for seven counties Dublin Airport crews worked throughout the night to keep the runway clear but "temporarily suspending runway operations to clear recently fallen snow" for 40-minutes this morning due to safety reasons. All Luas services are operating as of 11.30am, following earlier disruption between Saggart and Belgard due to technical fault with signals. Meanwhile, the green line luas is running normally. [Full Article...]

Putin on track for commanding win in Russian election

On Sunday, Russians began voting to provide President Vladimir Putin with a fourth term in Kremlin. Some examples: ballot boxes being stuffed with extra ballots in multiple regions; an election official assaulting an observer; CCTV cameras obscured by flags or nets from watching ballot boxes; discrepancies in ballot numbers; last-minute voter registration changes likely to boost turnout and a ... [Full Article...]

Scottish flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall

Scottish flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall The Ireland-England game kicks off at 2.45pm, with the Irish players searching for their third ever Grand Slam after sealing victory in the Six Nations championship last weekend. "While this weekend's weather may result in minor delays and some airlines consolidating flights, significant disruption at Heathrow is not now expected", they told The Evening Standard . [Full Article...]

We'll develop nuclear weapons if Iran does: Saudi Arabian crown prince

A French judge has issued an global arrest warrant for Hassa bin Salman, the daughter of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and sister of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , according to Reuters , who cited probe sources . This process can be used in the production of atomic weapons. The kingdom has already put forth a tender to build the first two nuclear reactors in its history, a... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy-poisoning response

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy-poisoning response Britain said on Wednesday it was expelling 23 Russian diplomats over the Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Other measures included closing the British Council and shutting down the British consulate in St Petersburg, while the country indicated it could take further action should there be what it called more "unfriendly" moves. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron reiterates support for United Kingdom in wake of Russian spy poisoning

Emmanuel Macron reiterates support for United Kingdom in wake of Russian spy poisoning Macron said he would announce the measures against Moscow "in the coming days", and condemned the attack, in which "everything points to the fact that Russian Federation is responsible", according to the Franceinfo broadcaster. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped short of accusing Moscow but said it would be a "very serious matter" if it were found to be involved. French government spokesman... [Full Article...]


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