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Italian Suspects in Slovak Journalist's Murder Released


The seven men had been taken into custody on Thursday when police raided houses allegedly linked to members of an Italian crime syndicate. "During the legal timeframe - 48 hours - (police) checked and searched for facts needed for an indictment". Read More »

Trump advocates 'the ultimate penalty' for drug dealers during opioid summit

Indeed, the president said at the summit that he would be unveiling specific policies to tackle the drugs crisis in the coming weeks. Still, the advocates said that is far short of what they had hoped when Trump declared an emergency , and they said they were interested to see what new information they could learn from the White House summit. Read More »

N will win Senate elections: Marriyum Aurangzeb


She added that Khan sent a reference against her to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not giving the vote for Sheikh Rashid in a run for prime minister seat. According to details, Raja Riaz stopped Rana Sanaullah in Punjab Assembly when he was about to cast the first vote and asked him to give his vote to PTI. Read More »

Turkey-led forces snatch more towns in Afrin


The death toll, released by the Turkish military in two separate statements, brings the number of Turkish soldiers killed since the launch of "Operation Olive Branch " to at least 40. Another Turkish news agency, Dogan, reported that Turkish and allied forces had started an operation on Friday morning to take control of the town of Rajo in Afrin . Read More »

Sridevi: Rare, old and unseen photos of Bollywood actress 'Chandini'


In order to take care of her daughter, Sridevi took a break from acting in Hindi films after Judai (1997), yet another hit of her career. She continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and made her adult debut as a heroine in the 1976 movie Moondru Mudichu at age 13. Read More »

Expelled House Rep. Lebsock changed party affiliation prior to vote


The testimony began after Democrats voted down a motion by a Republican lawmaker to convene a bipartisan committee that could hear testimony directly from Lebsock and the accusers. "The critical fact for me is not the date of that document", Rep. Cole Wist (R-Centennial) said. "The last months have been very bad", Winter told her colleagues, who stood somberly as she spoke. Read More »

India, Vietnam to explore transfer of technology


Later in the day, Quang has issued a press statement along with PM Narendra Modi and exchanged agreements between both the countries. Modi and Quang discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of defence and trade. He will be accompanied by his wife Mrs Nguyen Thi Hien and an official delegation. He arrived in the national capital on late Friday evening and is on a three-day visit to India. Read More »

Veteran weatherman gives his verdict on the 'Beast from the East'


A dog walks on ice covering the stairs at the shore of Lake Balaton in Fonyod, Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 26, 2018.A guardsman sits on duty in the snow at Horse Guards Parade in London, Feb. Ireland, bracing for the biggest snowfall since 1982, urged people to stay indoors from 1600 GMT on Thursday until 1200 on Friday in the southern province of Munster and eastern province of Leinster when the most severe weather is expected. Read More »

Macron's state visit to US set for April 23-25


After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Trump called for banning the sale of bump stocks and raising the age to buy some weapons. President Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room on Monday. Read More »

Marotta accepts Can may not join Juventus


The same article states that Juventus are keen to avoid an auction for Can's services following reports of apparent interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid . "We're doing, and we have done, our path". "If he decides to come to Juventus, we will be happy, but if he decides to join another team, we will take another chance". Read More »

Extremists stage deadly attacks in Burkina Faso capital


It is not clear if more militants were involved in the violence, which was called a terrorist attack by Jean Bosco Kienou, director general of Burkina Faso's police, and French prime minister Edouard Philippe. "Several were killed outside and inside the premises", Korbeogo said. At the same time, the bomb went off near the headquarters of the Burkinabe armed forces and the French cultural center, about a kilometer from the site of the first attack, other witnesses said. Read More »

Sales tax bill fails as Louisiana session edges to collapse


John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, Democrats in the House and some moderate Republicans argue that inaction threatens state government services, including the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students scholarships and rural hospitals. He accused Edwards of being a "bald-faced liar" in his description of the shortfall. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie. "I am not one who thinks you can cut our way out of this, we will require some additional revenue". Read More »

See the gun bills Florida lawmakers are debating after the Parkland massacre


The board also voted to oppose HB 566 , which would allow charter schools to hire an administrator who lacks educational certification, a bill that passed the House Thursday; and took positions on several other pending bills. Florida drivers texting face a $60 fine, and enhanced penalties if an accident is involved. Law enforcement agencies also would have to track the ethnicity of the drivers they stopped, and report annually to the state. Read More »

Meghalaya: Congress leading in 21; NPP in 14 seats

The BJP is leading in five seats; the NPP had declared that it was no averse to tying up with the BJP. Polling for 59 out of the state's 60 assembly seats was held on February 27. "People's voice is for change". In another Northeast state a year ago, the BJP outwitted the Congress, which was the single largest party but failed to move quickly enough to form government. Read More »

'Afraid of the NRA'? Not this senator, pushing back at Donald Trump


A top NRA official said President Trump and Vice President Pence "don't want gun control " just one day after Trump called for a "strong" gun control bill in a shocking break from his conservative base. The White House has said Mr. Trump supports Mr. Cornyn's legislation to incentivize states and federal agencies to share more of their records with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Read More »

Weather warning in Louth downgraded to orange


We apologise for the inconvenience but saftey of staff and customers is paramount. Shannon Airport confirmed that it handled 14 flight diversions from Dublin Airport. The Courts Service has said that all court sittings have been cancelled in red alert counties today, Thursday and Friday. The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting this afternoon to co-ordinate its response. Read More »

Trump seeks tariffs, says 'trade wars are good'


Additionally, both he and CNBC's Mike Santoli considered the tariff news additive to ongoing market worries and attributed Friday's decline in part to the ongoing corrective phase. He added the case would be similar for the steel in cars. Though that measure was withdrawn, one study quantified that during the short-lived tenure of that steel tariff , 200,000 Americans lost their jobs as a result of higher steel prices. Read More »

Vehicle belonging to missing Markham dad Eugene Kim found; Human remains located


Hours later, Kim's wife texted him to ask when he would return home and he responded "soon". More than two hours later, Kim texted his wife again saying he couldn't talk. Witnesses spotted Kim purchasing a camping permit for Algonquin Provincial Park on the day he went missing, his brother said at the time. He is married and father of a six-year-old boy and two-year-old girl. Read More »

US Policies Driving Putin Nuclear Statements — Postol


Political commentator and former Kremlin advisor Gleb Pavlovsky's quote states: "Only by telling everyone how he would destroy the world did the old man come alive". "Although Trump is easily fascinated by these symbols of power ... we do not live in a monarchy". But what makes this weapon just so surprising? (The bulk of the visuals were computer generated images, or CGIs.) And to what extent do they represent a new threat to the United States? The lowflying missile can apparently evade ... Read More »

Govt comes out in support of Kuthiyottam


I had read no reports in any newspapers about it either", she says, and adds, "A crime is about to happen on hapless kids, the piercing will take place this year on March 2 evening. Speaking to news agency ANI over her blog criticizing Attukal Pongala festival, R Sreelekha said, "Want to stop this archaic&gruesome practice ( Kuthiyottam ) where bodies of young boys are pierced". Read More »

TDP Demands Special Status, Declares War on BJP


Party leaders said it will also launch a legal battle against the Centre in the Supreme Court to get the provisions of the Reorganisation Act, and assurances given by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha, fully implemented. Read More »

Quick action on gun control not in the cards in the House


Republican lawmakers seem uninterested in plans to raise the age to buy all guns to 21. "It makes you think that the President has no convictions, that he just says what's convenient at the moment", Schumer told CNN Friday. Colleagues say he would prefer to quickly reach a resolution and move on, a prospect that does not appear in the cards so far. "Obviously, he's important", Cornyn said about Trump. Read More »

Irish PM says remains concerned about UK Brexit position


British officials are also uneasy about the European Union writing into the draft that London will maintain regulations in Northern Ireland to avoid diverging from European Union rules in the Irish Republic and so avoid a " hard border " that could disrupt the peace. Read More »

Flags Order At Half-Staff Today For Billy Graham


In his remark, he also remembered attending Bill Graham's sermon at Yankee Stadium in NY with his father. He will be buried Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Trump met Graham four years ago at the 95th-birthday party for the spiritual leader. "They regret it very much". North Carolina's other statue in the Capitol is of Zebulon B. Vance, a Confederate officer and 2-time state governor, the report said. Read More »

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Criticizes Corbyn's Brexit


A customs union would mean that businesses pay no customs fee within the union allowing goods to move freely between borders, although it would prevent the United Kingdom signing its own trade deals with countries outside the union. It would also raise the risk of a return to a so-called "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which could threaten the peace process on the island. Read More »

N.Korea denies chemical weapons link

The US State Department says the North may be working with Syria to help fund Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The AP said there was no "justification" given for the finding but added it came nearly a year after Kim Jong-nam died in Malaysia in what is suspected to be a VX nerve agent attack. Read More »

Nine held after gang attack Dublin Lidl with digger during Storm Emma


Gardaí were responding to reports of looting at the Fortunestown Lane Lidl store at around 5pm. The supermarket meanwhile has confirmed no members of staff were injured during the incident. Arrests have been made after a gang of youths allegedly raided a Lidl supermarket before smashing it up with a digger . A source told the Irish Mirror: 'A large, violent gang of well known criminals targeted the Lidl earlier in the day and then stole the JCB excavator that was being used to clear ice. Read More »

Two Greek soldiers who 'accidentally' crossed into Turkey arrested: Media reports


The soldiers , a lieutenant and a sergeant, are said to have lost their way at the border until they came across local Turkish patrol units, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The statement noted that the two Greeks , an officer and a soldier , were forwarded to the Turkish city of Edirne for questioning. The troops are patrolling the area around the Meriç (Evros) river that separates the two countries, Fanios said. Read More »

Trump meets with NRA, backs away from comprehensive gun bill


President Trump followed up on the meeting Thursday morning with a tweet . He tweeted in response to a post by top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox , who summarized the meeting by saying that "we want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from risky people" and "support due process and don't want gun control". Read More »

Why Putin's nuclear weapons claims are unlikely to spark an arms race


Putin's address comes ahead of the country's March 18 presidential election , and experts said that it was probably aimed more at a domestic audience than meant to be an worldwide provocation. "Our nuclear doctrine determines no other reasons for the use of nuclear weapons", Peskov stressed. Russian nuclear missiles already have the ability to annihilate the United States, and USA defence strategy is based mainly on the deterrent threat of massive nuclear retaliation, not on an ... Read More »

Britain's May sets out stance for new trade ties with EU

In the areas of workers' right and the environment, there would be no race to the bottom, she said. "She read out a long list of problems but failed to provide solutions, particularly on the urgent question of preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland". Read More »