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Pressure On PM May As Opposition Backs Post-Brexit Customs Union


This also means Brussels sets Britain's tariffs of duties on items coming in from non-member countries, such as America and China. Mark Littlewood, the director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "Membership of the customs union is a choice the Government has to make and it is a very straightforward one". Read More »

NZ to help with Papua New Guinea's relief after 7.5 magnitude quake


The latest tremor, which occurred at 1956 GMT Sunday, was initially determined to be at 6.307 degrees south latitude and 142.620 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 km. Aid agencies said almost 150,000 people remained in urgent need of emergency supplies as damaged roads and landslides hampered the delivery of aid to isolated communities. Read More »

Naga governor asks Neiphiu Rio to form government


An order signed on Sunday by EC Secretary Arvind Kumar said a tabulation error made by the Returning Officer on Saturday led to the declaration of N.R. Acharya said he has asked Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by Monday. "This for the notice of those like Kodiyeri Balakrishnan who said that the BJP's victory is temporary -The gain made by the BJP in the North-eastern states is not based on a trend that lashed out one fine morning". Read More »

Guatemala, in nod to Trump, will move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump's December decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and it is the first country besides the United States to set a date for moving its embassy there. The decision in December by President Trump to transfer the USA embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem has drawn widespread condemnation, with critics saying it damages hopes for a negotiated Middle East peace. Read More »

BJP to form govt in Nagaland, may ally with NPF: Rijiju

Governor P.B. Acharya has asked both NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio and Zeliang to submit signed documents backing their claims of support. National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) secretary general Abu Metha said PDA - comprising NDPP, BJP , JDU and Independents - was formed on Sunday for the formation of a new government under the leadership of Rio as CM. Read More »

Florida's state Senate strikes down proposed ban on assault weapons


Senators rejected a last ditch effort to find common ground, voting down an amendment which would have removed both the Marshal Program and the gun control provisions in the bill. "So, we can do a lot of things, but this is kind of the one thing that is consistent", said State Sen. "Never again. Please ban assault weapons". David Simmons. Read More »

Bengaluru: CM convenes all party meet on Cauvery on March 7


Stating that Palaniswami told him that the Prime Minister is reluctant to meet an all-party delegation from the state, Stalin said it was an insult to the entire population of Tamil Nadu and its farming community that is under severe stress due to repeated droughts over the past few years. Read More »

Trump threatens tax on European cars


But critics of Trump's approach have often complained that tariffs and trade wars only drive up costs for domestic consumers, a move that would make German cars more expensive for US consumers. "But at this point in time there will be no country exclusions", Navarro said, without elaborating. Daco noted that while United States plants can increase domestic production of steel and aluminum, the cost will be higher than imported metal so "you're also going to get impact of higher domestic ... Read More »

EPS Predictions Review: Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (PPBI)

About 674,887 shares traded or 9.63% up from the average. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) has declined 15.45% since March 2, 2017 and is downtrending. The Company's principal business is attracting deposits from small and middle market businesses and consumers and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in commercial business loans and various types of commercial real estate (CRE) loans. Read More »

Two State Troopers Hit on Thruway


Both were taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition. When they got to the scene, the two troopers set out flares and emergency lighting to allow a tow truck to remove the vehicle, police said. He is now in NYS Police custody and will be arraigned later today. Karow was in the intensive care unit after undergoing surgery Sunday, while Swartz was still undergoing surgery as of Sunday afternoon, troopers said. Read More »

North willing to hold talks with United States: S Korea


North Korea has expressed a willingness to engage the U.S.in dialogue, South Korea's presidential office revealed Sunday. The Treasury Department said it was barring US business transactions with nine worldwide shipping companies from China , Hong Kong, Singapore and Panama, and nine of their vessels. Read More »

Philando Castile Fund Settles City's School Lunch Debt


The lunch debt of 37,000 students in St. Paul, Minnesota, is now gone, and it's thanks in part to Philando Castile . The charity fund's original goal was to raise to enough money to pay off the lunch debts of families at Castile's former school, but the YouCaring initiative raised so much money that it is able to pay off all of lunch debts in the St. Read More »

NY Senate Republicans Block Effort to Pass More Gun Regulations


A bill that would allow judges to issue so-called Extreme Risk Protection Orders that would block individuals deemed likely to harm themselves or others from possessing or purchasing guns was approved by the Assembly Codes Committee and is likely to be approved by the full Assembly in the coming days. Read More »

Lionel Messi Scores 600th Career Goal With Stunning Free-Kick v Atletico Madrid


The unbeaten Blaugrana had drawn three of their previous five league fixtures, but have restored a comfortable cushion to Atletico and are 15 points clear of Real Madrid . Thomas Partey fouled Messi 25 yards out with 25 minutes on the clock. Atletico , knowing defeat would all but end their title hopes, came out on the attack in the second half. Read More »

Ryan Meili the new leader for Saskatchewan's NDP


Saskatchewan's NDP has chosen Ryan Meili to be its new leader, who the party hopes will enable it to topple a weakened government that's held power for more than a decade. "It's critical of course that we listen and engage our entire province and those that aren't members as well and those that haven't voted for us in the past". Read More »

Kano underage voting: It is too early to judge -INEC team


But Nahuce said there is no evidence that the pictures were from the Kano exercise, attributing some of them to Kenya. "We have discussed with you media men, but none of you said he saw any underage voter in the line on election day". If they doubt the veracity of INEC, they should push INEC to give them more evidence. NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) on Tuesday, February 20, called for the resignation of the chairman of INEC , Yakubu Mahmood. Read More »

Rex Tillerson to make first trip to Africa as top USA diplomat


As one-note and antediluvian as Trump's Africa policy vision is, even it will need a well-functioning State Department and high-level policy momentum to gain traction. The Tillerson program also includes meetings with senior African Union officials to assess cooperation strategies and achieve mutual understanding after the White House and regional bloc ties became tense after President Donald Trump's questioned comments towards the African nations. Read More »

No contact with Mueller's team over Jared Kushner

Last week, Jared Kushner's top-secret security clearance was downgraded after White House chief of staff John Kelly imposed new rules about clearances. The goal of the alleged meetings for Kushner Companies was to secure funding for 666 Fifth Avenue, the company's flagship property that is estimated to be nearly $1.5bn in debt. Read More »

Storm Emma calms down but caution still urged


Met Eireann is forecasting outbreaks of rain as well on Sunday, heavy at times with further melting of snow, and an ongoing risk of flooding as a result. Expressway services from outside Eastern Region are unable to operate past Dublin Airport/into Dublin. A red alert is a rare event, according to the forecaster. Read More »

Narendra Modi Terms Amarinder Singh as "free soldier"; Capt. says its' Jumlebaazi


Asserting that the Congress needed no certificate from the BJP about watching the interests of Punjab, the PCC president challenged him that if he was really such a well wisher of Punjab, he should reimburse Rs 31,000 crores that was siphoned off by the previous state government in which his party (BJP) was an alliance partner, which was blindly overlooked by the centre. Read More »

Kushner's White House security clearance now downgraded

Even though Trump wanted them to leave, he kept telling them that they should continue to be part of the presidential administration. A Washington Post report suggests another area in which Kushner is already compromised: Officials in at least four countries - including the United Arab Emirates, China , Israel and Mexico - privately discussed how to manipulate Kushner via his business contacts, heavily leveraged real-estate assets and foreign policy inexperience. Read More »

Petition calls on Trump, Congress to create national holiday honoring Billy Graham


Don't you believe a word of it. I will just have changed my address. He gave a moving rendition of "Just As I Am". Graham's counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honored him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the US and overseas. Read More »

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on PVH (PVH)

The company's stock had a trading volume of 943,499 shares, compared to its average volume of 767,745. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has risen 16.19% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. Media headlines about PVH (NYSE:PVH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.60 earnings per share. Read More »

UFC 222: What's at stake on pay-per-view this weekend?


Brian Ortega became the first man in MMA history to finish Frankie Edgar , and he did it in spectacular fashion. This is nice to see. If McGregor had come out and piled on the former champ, you have to wonder what the fan's reaction would have been like. Read More »

Hindu Dalit woman elected to Pakistan Senate


She intends to work to empower women and ensure that weaker sections of Pakistani society are accorded greater respect. Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People's Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of the caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and neighbouring India . Read More »

Teachers say they'll stay out on strike


A statement posted on Facebook by the WVEA said "Senate breaks agreement - no school on Monday". Approximately, 277,000 students are entering their eighth day of no school, as are 35,000 employees, according to the Associated Press . As it stands, the Senate has tabled a bill that would grant teachers a 5% raise, and has therefore not voted on it yet. West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said the vote broke the agreement promised by the governor and passed by the House. Read More »

Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming week


A Status Orange snow-ice warning remains in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan until midday. It's understood that the decision was made after much lying snow and ice makes many roads and paths treacherous and even impassable in places. Read More »

Killer storm clears northeast United States, leaving floods and outages


The nor'easter has also prompted the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights, snarled ground traffic and knocked out power to 900,000 customers with more than 400,000 of them in MA, reports CNN . Some parts of NY racked up as much as two feet of snow. Barnstable, Massachusetts, saw the highest wind gust on Friday at 93 mph, while Boston saw a 70 mph gust and New York City's John F. Read More »