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China sets growth target of 6.5% as debt crackdown continues


Zhang said the Constitution, which reflects the common will of the CPC and Chinese people is China's fundamental law and the general chapter for governing the country well and ensuring national security. The defence budget increase has roughly kept pace with China's national economic output in recent years. The head of the Navy's Pacific Fleet is calling for more transparency from China after the country announced its biggest jump in military spending in three years. Read More »

May Must Break Logjam With New Irish Text, DUP Leader Says

However Mr Varadkar said: "There won't be tripartite or three-way talks". Adding that she hoped for a "sensible" Brexit , she added: "He has put forward an European Union draft text that not only we find unacceptable, the British government finds unacceptable, the Labour party finds it unacceptable, so there will be a need to negotiate from that". Read More »

Britain's health service 'not for sale' in USA trade talks: PM May

Stefaan De Rynck, an adviser to European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier, indicated late on Monday that the plan raised potential conflicts. It has omissions and overreaches in other areas. Mr Hogan said that in relation to the border issue, the talks are still at the point of principles only and the key issue is how to achieve a soft border and there has been no detail on how to achieve that from a United Kingdom perspective. Read More »

Crude oil futures settle at $62.57


The contract was well below this year's highs of over $71 a barrel that it hit in January. That, in turn, puts downward pressure on crude prices, disrupting Opec's plans. Earlier OPEC Secretary General noted that all major oil producers in the world are fully responsible for the situation on the market. The prediction will place the USA ahead of all other nations including Russian Federation, who now leads the world in crude oil output at approximately 11 million barrels per day. Read More »

Man disciplines son by making him run to school in the rain


Bryan Thornhill drove behind his son, named Hayden, and filmed the boy running roughly a mile to school with a backpack. Mr Thornhill continues on to say that he has had reports that his son's behaviour has in fact improved at school and he has been "much better". Read More »

Grand Jury to Consider Florida School Shooting Evidence


State senators Monday voted to exempt students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from having to take the annual reading, writing and math tests given each spring to most students in the state. The bill also includes $67 million for a "school marshal program" - named the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, one of the 17 victims who died in the February 14 mass shooting - that would allow school employees to carry concealed weapons on campuses after completing 132 hours of training ... Read More »

England could miss World Cup, says Boris Johnson


But he added that the force was keeping an " open mind " and continuing to review this position. Johnson added the hospitalisation of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has "echoes" of the death of Alecander Litvinenko in 2006. British police stand guard beside a cordoned-off area in Salisbury . Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with an unknown potent substance. Read More »

Trump must lead on new gun restrictions


One thing he still has not done: clearly outline his legislative priorities. Between this barrage of scandal and an angered president willing to go off script, the most common question around Washington and around the White House is "how long can this go on?" That comment came at a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday, which was quickly followed by a private session with the National Rifle Association on Thursday. Read More »

DMK moots resignation of all TN MPs if PM fails to meet


The centre had informed that the delegation could first meet the concerned minister and later the PM, he said. An all-party meeting convened by the state government here on February 22 to discuss the Cauvery issue had decided that the Chief Minister would lead a delegation of leaders of all parties, farmers and MPs from the state to meet Modi. Read More »

Burkina Faso arrests key attack suspect


Previous attacks in Ouagadougou and near Burkina Faso's porous border with Mali were also conducted by allies of al Qaeda in reprisal for Burkina Faso's participation in a regional fight against Islamist militants. President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe visited briefly on Monday, meeting with Burkinabe counterpart Roch Marc Christian Kabore and visiting the sites of the attacks. Read More »

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson Set For Bellator 200


Bellator 200 will be broadcast on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Cro Cop will be looking to avenge a loss to Nelson from almost seven years ago. The two met in a featured heavyweight fight at UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz in October of 2011. Read More »

Gophers RB Shannon Brooks Out for 2018 Season


He will redshirt the campaign and return for 2019. The Austell, Georgia native was injured at different points during the 2017 season. Brooks sat out half of last season due to injuries. Brooks was Minnesota's leading rusher in his freshman season, 2015, with 709 yards. He has 17 touchdowns in his career, with five of them coming in his six-game 2017 season. Read More »

SD DOT: Don't travel unless necessary; I-29 opened


The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning until 6 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 6, for northwest South Dakota and southwest North Dakota. A 215-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in southeastern South Dakota remains closed. Traffic crashes are happening today because drivers are "underestimating and overdriving road conditions", Sandal said. High winds and thick ice are hampering efforts to make the road safe for travel and reopen this section of interstate. Read More »

Brexit: Irish Sea border would be economic catastrophe, says Arlene Foster

It follows a meeting between Mr Barnier and a Sinn Féin delegation yesterday, led by party leader Mary Lou McDonald. It has omissions and overreaches in other areas. The treaty needs to include an explicit guarantee that no border will be placed in the Irish Sea, Foster has indicated. The EU's draft Withdrawal Treaty published last week was not a "faithful" or "fair legal interpretation" of the agreement reached between the United Kingdom and EU in December, according to the leader of ... Read More »

Who is Sam Nunberg?


I think it would be amusing if they arrested me. "I'm not going to cooperate", Nunberg told MSNBC . By the end of the evening, Nunberg conceded that he would probably cooperate with Mueller's investigation , but may seek to narrow the scope and to delay his grand jury testimony. Read More »

Italy's anti-immigrant League hails unprecedented results in elections


He said Matteo Salvini of the League and Luigi Di Maio of the 5-Stars had called his party members mafiosi, labelled them corrupt and said they had blood on their hands. A prolonged political stalemate could make heavily indebted Italy the focus of market concern in Europe , now that the threat of German instability has receded after the revival on Sunday of a grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read More »

Anti-EU Parties Win in Italy, Not Enough to Govern


Neither Five Star nor the centre-right (LN/FI) coalition can govern alone, but it seems likely that the future administration will feature one anti-establishment party or another. The populist 5-Star Movement hoped to capitalize on such disgust, particularly among Italy's young. By contrast, Salvini and Berlusconi - heading for nearly 18 percent and 14 percent respectively - appeared to have dominated the wealthier north, with the centre-left squeezed into a narrow stretch of central Italy. Read More »

Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu, 2 arrested

While the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader tweeted with a picture of Lenin's statue being pulled down by people in Tripura. He on his Facebook post had written, "Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India? Today it is Lenin's statue in Tripura, tomorrow it will be the statue of caste fanatic EVR Ramasamy". Read More »

Michelle Obama dances with Parker Curry, her littlest fan


Two-year-old Parker Curry was so awestruck by the towering portrait of Michelle Obama that every time her mother would try to get her to turn around to take a picture, she would not stop staring at it. The photo that made the nation smile was taken by Ben Hines . Parker's mom, Jessica Curry , tried to get her daughter to turn around but the toddler just wanted to stare at the painting of our forever first lady. Read More »

Republican Senator Cochran resigning, opening MS seat


Basically, the GOP leadership structure was already in for a massive rearrangement after this election cycle, and this resignation adds just one more variable. But moments after making that announcement at a rally in his hometown of Ellisville, McDaniel said he could drop out of the Wicker race and run in the special election if Cochran resigns. Read More »

Trade Wars Are Destructive. Of Course Trump Wants One


The prime minister of Canada - which exports more steel to the U.S. than any other country - slammed the tariffs as "absolutely unacceptable". May's office says she "raised our deep concern at the president's forthcoming announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs, noting that multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity". Read More »

Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) General Counsel Arnaldo Perez Sells 8567 Shares

About 586,179 shares traded. TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has risen 142.01% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500. Massachusetts Financial Svcs Ma owns 1.58M shares. (TSE:IBG) rating on Thursday, December 1. $5.63M worth of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was sold by Gupta Ashwini. Read More »

Stars put sparkle back on Oscars red carpet after Golden Globes blackout


The interviews were pretty colorless, too. On the Oscars red carpet Sunday, however, the focus turned to the man who generally asks the questions, kicking off a night that was always going to have a heavy emphasis on the #MeToo movement with a point-blank example of an industry's struggle to reckon with its own sins, economic imperatives and increasingly archaic star system. Read More »

CHP investigating a head-on collision on southbound 99


Considering the extensive damage to the vehicles involved, CHP Officer Nicholas Capadona said it was "remarkable" that only one person sustained a minor injury. CHP says the first truck continued westbound in the eastbound lanes, crashing into the K-rail, then making a left turn into the path of a Ford Explorer. Read More »

'Ex-Russian spy' critically ill after suspected exposure to unknown substance


British police did not release the names of those who were being treated but two sources close to the investigation told Reuters that the critically ill man was Skripal. Igor Sutyagin, who was part of the same spy swap as Skripal and now is a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, said there was not enough evidence to point fingers in any direction. Read More »

Trump insists his White House is full of 'only great energy'


President Trump launched a broadside against the media on Tuesday, blasting reports that the White House is again mired in chaos as "wrong!" Spicer left when Trump brought in Anthony Scaramucci to run communications; he lasted 11 days after getting caught after on tape trashing other White House officials. Read More »

Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka, curfew in Kandy

According to the police, 24 people have been arrested so far. The government sent troops and elite police to the area on Monday and imposed a curfew. The violence has worsened since a man from the island´s mainly Buddhist Sinhalese majority died at the weekend from injuries sustained during a riot last week. Read More »

Russia to facilitate dialogue between South, North Korea - diplomat


A South Korean delegation has met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging Pyongyang and Washington to talk. The United States has said it would not talk with North Korea unless the North agreed to denuclearize. The South Korean delegation was later invited to join Kim Jong Un for dinner, the South Korean spokesman added. Read More »

Migos Sued By Venue For Sllegedly Starting Riot


Migos , the rap group behind last year's No. 1 " Bad and Boujee ", was sued twice Monday for allegedly inciting a violent riot at a 2015 concert in Albany. The second suit comes from one of the concertgoers, Sharome Ross, against Albany Basketball & Sports Corporation and Migos . They also refused to honor a meet-and-greet, despite the fact fans paid for it. Read More »

United Nations says 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya is continuing


A United Nations official says Myanmar security forces continue to subject the remaining Rohingya Muslims in northwest Rakhine state to human rights abuses. "The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied bloodletting and mass rape of a year ago to a lower-intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be created to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes and into Bangladesh", Gilmour said . Read More »

Florida Senate votes to set 17 as minimum age to marry


Any teacher who does nothing but work in a classroom would not be eligible for the program, but teachers who perform other duties, such as serving as a coach, and other school employees could still participate. Although Garcia's amendment was meant as a compromise, some Democrats rejected it, saying it still allows guns on campus. "It drives me every day", he said. Read More »

Hamilton handed record 13 Olivier nominations


As it did during its US conception, " Hamilton " dominated the list in 13 places, setting a new record for most Olivier nods for a single production ever. Her competition includes Lesley Manville, whose nomination for Long Day's Journey Into Night follows her recent Oscar nomination for Phantom Thread. Read More »

Model Munroe Bergdorf quits as Labour LGBT advisor over 'online abuse'


The advisory group was pulled together to support Labour's women and equality minister, Dawn Butler MP on LGBT+ issues in society. The unpaid role on the LGBT advisory board saw Ms Bergdorf join other activists on the informal, consultative group, which does not have a formal role within the Labour Party. Read More »