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Trump praises Chinese President's power grab


Though it's expected to pass with near-unanimous approval, some complaints have arisen from independent political commentators and internet users posting online. Xi Jinping is only 64 years old. Though Wang, 69, is past standard retirement age and stepped down from the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee a year ago, he retained his seat as a member of the National People's Congress and stands to transform the traditionally ceremonial role of vice president. Read More »

Supreme Court To Rule on Rights Of Unborn


The full bill will only be drawn up if the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment passes. So, while the deportation decision was upheld, the High Court's specific ruling in relation to the rights of the unborn was not. They argued the essential question was whether an unborn child, outside Article 40.3.3, is a constitutional "cipher" or "nullity" whose existence and rights do not have to be given any recognition or weight whatever in assessing whether to revoke the deportation order. Read More »

Russian ex-spy, daughter still critically ill in mysterious United Kingdom incident


The first pictures have emerged of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal's daughter - who is suspected to have been poisoned alongside him in Britain. "That a similar incident - or that parallels are being drawn between that and Sunday's incident only 12 days before the Russian presidential election - does reflect badly on Putin, at least in the global community", said Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center, at the London-based Henry Jackson Society analyst group. Read More »

Centrica (CNA) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co

The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 11. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 10 by Nomura. Deutsche Bank maintained Centrica plc (LON:CNA) rating on Friday, March 11. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Centrica plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10 % negative EPS growth. Hastings Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides general insurance products in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day


As Parliament proceedings were washed out for the second consecutive day, Opposition parties maintained that the government had not, beyond making noises on the floor of the House about allowing discussion, reached out to them. AIADMK members pressed for a water management board to deal with the Cauvery issue. In less than a minute, the Speaker adjourned the House. When the Lower House re-assembled at 12 noon, the Congress demanded that the debate be held under some other rule. Read More »

NCAA women's tournament bracketology: Who could Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers play?


Trailing the 3-5 seeds by just one game are No. 6 OR and No. 7 Washington , who have experienced tournament coaches in Dana Altman and Mike Hopkins . With Travis, Michael Humphrey and Dorian Pickens the Cardinal don't lack for experience, and they've also got some young talented contributors as well with Daejon Davis and Oscar da Silva being two of the noteworthy underclassmen. Read More »

War-scarred Sierra Leone picks president


The ruling All People's party, or APC candidate has been handpicked by the incumbent president. "I just want to have change in our community and government", he told AFP. Kamara campaigned on continuity rather than change. "As the electoral process enters its second and third phases of polling day and post- elections respectively, the Association's attention has been drawn to a Public Notice dated 26th February 2018, captioned: "VEHICLE RESTRICTION ON POLLING DAY", issued by the Sierra ... Read More »

PNB scam: CBI arrests VP of Gitanjali group


Special judge SR Tamboli sent Chitalia to CBI custody until March 17. When he thought he had managed to escape the fraud and came back to India, he was detained by the immigration authorities at the airport and was then handed over to the police. Read More »

Houses of Parliament adjourned amid protests


The Shiv Sena member said several languages, including Telugu and Odia, had been classified as classical. Amid sloganeering, Naidu adjourned the House till 1400 hours saying the government has agreed for debate on all issues the opposition were raising and he has given permission for discussion on issues, including bank fraud, Cauvery river water issue and matters concerning Andhra Pradesh . Read More »

US Embassy in Ankara to reopen Wednesday - spokesman


All detainees are citizens of Syria. Turkey on Monday launched a crackdown on the Islamic State extremist group and boosted security in Ankara after the U.S. The embassy said it would be closed on Monday because of a "security threat", without giving further details. Only limited services were provided on Tuesday, but spokesman David Gainer says the embassy "will be operating as normal" on Wednesday. Read More »

Turkish troops, FSA clear key village in Syria's Afrin

Kurdish YPG forces, and their allies , have made defending their territory the entire focus of their operations. Regarded by Ankara as a terrorist organization and the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the YPG forms the largest part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US -backed group. Read More »

BJP warns party workers against vandalisation of statues in Tripura, Tamil Nadu


Earlier on Tuesday, BJP national secretary H Raja had threatened to take down statues of "Periyar" EV Ramasamy soon, like the Lenin statue that was vandalised and razed in Tripura after the BJP's poll victory in the state. The Lenin statue was razed in Tripura. He said "No one can dare to touch EVR's statue". This morning, Raja tendered an apology for the post but blamed it on the person who manages his FB account for without his consent. Read More »

Maersk Vessel Catches Fire, Crew Missing


A brand new Maersk Line containership has suffered what has been described as a "serious fire" while transiting the Arabian Sea. An explosion followed by a massive fire ripped through a container ship with several Indian crew on board, off the Agatti Islands, an Indian Coast Guard official said here on Wednesday. Read More »

Trump 'admits' Russian Federation election meddling


Top intelligence officials, however, have said that so far, the USA has responded weakly to Russia's disinformation campaign to sow discord in America and raise doubts about the integrity of the presidential election. but if you need me to say, direct you to do it, do it". "It's old fashioned... it's called paper". National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers told senators last week that the president has given him no new authority or capability for that ahead of the midterms. Read More »

Former Trump Aide Responds to Mueller's Subpoena: 'Screw It'


Nunberg is no friend of Trump , who fired him after a short period as an advisor. Nunberg spent several hours on cable news shows saying that will never happen. Why should I give up my communications with them? During his afternoon tirades, Nunberg detailed his interview with Mueller's investigators, mocking them for asking such questions as if he had heard Russian being spoken in Trump Tower. Read More »

One Clinton police officer killed, two others hurt in shooting


The community lost an officer in a deadly shooting in August of 2017. The Clinton officers were serving civil process paperwork at a home on Grandriver St. Police said the shooter was found dead inside the home. One of the officers was killed. Multiple agencies, including Clinton PD, Henry County Sheriff's Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT Team responded. Read More »

Teen who escaped Perris home posted videos online


A police auto parks in front of 160 Muir Woods Road from where authorities rescued 13 malnourished children held captive by their parents in Perris, California on January 16, 2018 David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin have been arrested for torture after authorities said on January 15,2018 their 13 children were held captive in their home, with some shackled to beds in the dark. Read More »

Kansas man pleads guilty to killing former Rockwell Collins employee


Adam Purinton, 52, walked into Austin's Bar and Grill on February 22, 2017, and shot Indian nationals Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani in what investigators called a hate crime. The shooting took place just months after Donald Trump became the president, and had deepened fears that immigrants were facing persecution in the United States, especially after his campaign against them. Read More »

Australia and East Timor end dispute over gas and oil


ABC did not say when the letter had been written, just that it was addressed to the Conciliation Commission and the reporter twittered various excerpts. Mr Guterres, a longtime supporter of East Timor and its independence, hailed the signing as an historic breakthrough for the UN. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, poses for a picture with East Timor's Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister for the Delimitation of Borders Agio Pereira and Australian Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Hunters Could Soon Bring Their Elephant Trophies Home To The US


In January, the president called importing elephant trophies "terrible" and, much to the surprise of many , stymied Department Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to rescind the Obama-era ban, pending a review. And the Fish and Wildlife Service has begun allowing African lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported, the AP reported. But they object to the perceived lack of clarity offered by the administration. Read More »

Democrats hoping strong turnout spurs them in deep-red Texas

Total Democratic early votes exceeded Republican ones roughly 465,000 to 420,000, though those figures combined accounted for less than 9 percent of the state's total registered voters. The Texas primaries are just a palate cleanser for the big battle that will take place next week in Pennsylvania, with a special election for a U.S. House seat that was held by the GOP. Read More »

Trump adviser resigns over tariff plans


The New York Times first reported on Tuesday of his plans to depart . Trump had explicitly snubbed Cohn recently. The President never formally offered Cohn the job, those people insisted, but Trump had discussions with him about whether he would be interested. Read More »

Year-Round Daylight Saving Time Bill Heads To Florida Governor's Desk


Daylight saving time is adhered to in more than 70 countries. Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. ( 2) The state of Montana is exempt from daylight savings time, as allowed by federal law . In fact, in the early days of Daylight Saving Time, farmers were the most outspoken group against the practice, saying that it could disrupt farming practices. Read More »

Quake death toll now at 55 in Papua New Guinea


A spokeswoman at the National Disaster Centre said the official death toll is now estimated at between 55 and 75 although they don't yet have firm numbers. "The logistics are still a massive problem", said Anna Bryan, an aid worker for CARE Australia based in the capital Port Moresby. Geohazards experts also warned of another potential crisis, saying the landslides had blocked rivers and created dams, or "quake lakes", that could break and flood in the rainy season, putting thousands of ... Read More »

US Intel Chief: No 'Coherent Strategy' to Thwart 2018 Russian Election Meddling


Coats said he hasn't seen evidence of a "robust effort" so far but says he thinks it's " highly likely " Russian Federation will try something. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that Russian Federation was likely to repeat its 2016 efforts to disrupt USA elections with information warfare and social media campaigns during the 2018 election cycle, but he said that the intelligence community was not sure yet what form it would take. Read More »

Trump Not Backing Down on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs


Trump's vow to curb US imports of foreign steel has sparked opposition within his Republican Party and is based on a national-security argument that the European Union dismisses. Navarro has written extensively of China's military and economic threat to the United States in a series of books, including "Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action". Read More »

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 »