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Australia Disputes US Tariffs Linked to New Security Pact

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed Australia will be exempt from the United States' planned steel and aluminium tariffs. Australia/US trade is fair & reciprocal & each of our nations has no closer ally. procedure for exemption" following a trilateral meeting on Saturday with her American counterpart and Japan's trade minister. Australian steel and aluminum exports to the United States were worth just over A$400 million past year, government data shows. Read More »

Rajasthan: Kirori Lal Meena joins BJP

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Terming the announcement of NPP-BJP merger a "selfish alliance", Dudi said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is "disturbed" due to increasing strength of the Congress, while Meena has his own self-interest therefore the merger has taken place. Read More »

PM Oli garners majority of vote of confidence from HoR

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Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, the lone MP from Naya Shakti Party, did not vote on the motion as he is out of the country. Earlier, Prime Minister Oli had called on all political parties to support the government. As per the Constitution, Prime Minister should take a vote of confidence within 30 days after his/her election to the post. Keep in touch with us on Facebook , Twitter & YouTube . Read More »

Lightning kills 16 churchgoers in Rwanda

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Rose Mureshyankwano said 140 churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition. The deadly church incident occurred in the mountainous region of Rwanda near the southern border with Burundi. Three of the students remain in hospital while the rest have been able to return home, reports say. The BBC reported that some of the shuttered churched did not have lightning conductors-devices meant to protect buildings from lightning strikes. Read More »

Winter storm watch has been issued for Greenbrier County

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A Winter storm watch has been issued for Greenbrier County from this evening through Monday afternoon. As of Saturday, the nor'easter's expected track put its impact more along the coast than inland areas like the Lehigh Valley, said Joe Miketta, with the National Weather Service . Read More »

Axa Has $90.86 Million Holdings in Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK)

Marco Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Stryker Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.34 billion market cap company. On average, analysts expect that Stryker will report full-year sales of $3.20 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $13.32 billion to $13.67 billion. Read More »

Gov. Scott signs Stoneman Douglas bill into law

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For the first time in more than two decades, both of Florida's legislatures passed a gun control measure this week that - in addition to raising the sales age - implements a three-day waiting period on firearm purchases and bans so-called bump stocks , a supplementary device that turns a semi-automatic rifle into an automatic one. Read More »

Scottish Labour spells party founder Keir Hardie's name wrong at conference

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Past year the Scottish Sun revealed that Scottish Labour chiefs were so skint they were flogging Keir Hardie-themed tea-towels autographed by Jeremy for £100 a pop. He said it was "totally false" to suggest those who wanted the single market would be denied a vote, as they could vote to reject the leadership's statement if they wanted. Read More »

Providence basketball coach splits trousers during intense Big East final

During Saturday's Big East basketball tournament championship game at Madison Square Garden, Providence coach Ed Cooley refused to throw in the towel. So I don't want to - God knows what he's doing down there. I don't want to see anything insane. I never saw anything. Uni Watch 's Paul Lukas put out a Twitter plea for other examples and they're more prevalent than you might think. Read More »

Middleby (MIDD) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.10

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. The stock increased 2.06% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $63.46. Susquehanna maintained it with "Buy" rating and $149.0 target in Thursday, March 1 report. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Read More »

Queensland police hunt Irish tourists over scams

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Police say they are investigating complaints about their activities. The group are believed to be working in groups stealing goods and money from retail stores as well as obtaining free food and beverages from restaurants claiming foreign objects, such as glass, are in their food. Read More »

Saudi Arabia To Sign A Deal With BAE

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The world should "assert more pressure on the allied forces". In what his office described as a "cordial and honest conversation", the archbishop also voiced his concern over the Saudi-led military action in Yemen , which has been the cause of protests during the crown prince's British visit. Read More »

Sweden ready to host US-North Korea meet: PM

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Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said the United States would also continue its military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, but that he expected Pyongyang to halt its nuclear and missile testing. There are some who question Kim's sincerity about denuclearization and what appears to be Trump's impulsiveness in accepting Kim's proposal for talks. Read More »

Trump unleashed at raucous rally for embattled Pennsylvania Republican

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Tim Murphy , who resigned past year amid revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant. "I think the big thing here is people in the beginning of this race were like, 'Oh, is this a race about Trump?' No it's not", the strategist said. Read More »

Turkish Passenger Jet Reportedly Crashes in Western Iran

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The private plane had taken off from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and was flying to Istanbul. Emergency relief teams were dispatched to the site of the crash, however the many rivers and mountainous terrain of the location has made it hard for rescue workers to access, according to ISNA . Read More »

Karachi to host West Indies for T20 series, says Sethi

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The chairman PCB said that PSL final and the West Indies series will be held at half prepared National Stadium but the stadium in Karachi will be prepared by next PSL and in addition, the Pindi stadium will also be developed. "Karachi people should welcome this". "They will stay for another week after PSL final and work for the security of West Indies series", Sethi said about security officials. Read More »

Australia to secure exemption from US tariffs

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He rubbished as "frankly incredibly wild theories" any suggestions that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed a new security agreement with the United States President in return for relief on the threatened tariffs. There appeared some doubt between the two countries over Trump's choice of words. Australia's free pass comes after Turnbull flew to the U.S. in February to meet with the president and USA officials to discuss the future of trade, economic growth and security between the two ... Read More »

Supporters greet Kamal Haasan in Erode

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Tamil actor turned politician Kamal Haasan who is on a state-wide tour of Tamil Nadu arrived in Erode on Saturday. He launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam last month. Haasan has earlier faced criticism for his alleged "Hindu extremism" remark following which he had, on 1 February, clarified that he was not "anti-Hindu". Read More »

Energy sector condemns Trump steel, aluminum tariffs

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In 2017, US coal imports totaled 3.2 million tonnes, worth about $420 million and almost five times the 694 tonnes taken in the previous year. "The costs are spread out widely across a lot of users of steel", Belton said. The bloc also fears steel exported to the United States from other countries could be redirected to Europe after tariffs come in. In Michigan, the auto industry was anxious about rising costs at a time of slowing sales in the USA market. Read More »

Momentum chief Jon Lansman drops Labour general secretary bid

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In a tweeted statement , Lansman said he was withdrawing from the contest but only after "a number of party members" had got in touch to say they were applying. But he stressed his desire for Labour's ways to change, saying: "We must draw a clear line between our renewed and reinvigorated mass-membership party and previous eras of command and control - where the views of members and affiliates alike were too often ignored, party conference overruled and the NEC disrespected". Read More »

Donald Trump says video games cause of rising violence; game developers critical

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The shooting reignited a national conversation on gun violence and school safety. Cruz had a history of behavioral problems. There was no reason to believe violent video games produced violent behavior, Justice Antonin Scalia argued. She said that the game industry execs stood their ground in asserting that there is no connection between video game violence and real world violence, something that is broadly borne out by years of research into the matter. Read More »

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) to Sell

Icahn Carl C who had been investing in Freeport for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.68B market cap company. The stock increased 3.13% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $18.43. Crow Point Partners LLC increased its holdings in Santander Consumer USA by 59.8% in the 4th quarter. (NYSE:SC) for 492,393 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Santander Consumer USA by 1.6% in the 3rd quarter. Read More »

Man United sink Liverpool, unsavoury scenes at West Ham

Five minutes before the break, Alexis Sanchez made a super pass to the Spanish global, and Mata found himself in acres of space in the Liverpool box, one-on-one with Reds' goalkeeper Loris Karius. Liverpool fought back in the second half, reducing the deficit when defender Eric Bailly sliced Sadio Mane's cross into his own net at the near post. Read More »

Gary Cohn Is a 'Globalist' But I Like Him Anyway

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When he described Cohn as a globalist Trump drew a smiles from cabinet members around the table, including Cohn himself who was sitting behind the president. "I have a feeling you'll be back. He's not quite as strong on those tariffs as we want him to be". Cohn, who did not resign after Trump called Nazis "very fine people", finally quit this week after Trump announced tariffs that could lead to a trade war. Read More »

German police open murder probe after mosque arson

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A smoke from a suspected arson attack coming out of a building sheltering refugees in western Germany . According to sources in the German Interior Ministry, there were 950 registered attacks on Muslim individuals and properties in 2017 alone. Read More »

Turkish plane crashes in Iran

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The reports did not elaborate. Between 11 to 20 people were onboard the aircraft, the ISNA News agency reported citing sources in rescue services. According to reports, the jet crashed in the mountainous area and caught fire. Earlier in February, an Iranian ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, crashed in southern Iran , killing all 65 people on board. Read More »

IDF launches large-scale drill to improve emergency response

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Two rocket sirens will be sounded as part of the drill on Tuesday. It will include a national drill by the Home Front Command, known as "Solid Stand". Over the course of the coming week, residents can expect to see increased troop movements, the army said. U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the audience at AIPAC last week, "America is at its best when it supports Israel", and while visiting the soldiers now participating in the biannual Juniper Cobra 2018 military drill, he ... Read More »

TBI searching for suspect connected to Sunday Amber Alert

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The law enforcement agency is still looking for the suspect, 32-year-old Keith Tansil. He remains on the run. Tansil was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with dark blue sleeves with white stars, burgundy trousers, a red vest and orange and black shoes. Read More »

West Virginia Teachers: Without 5% Raise, Strike Continues

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The groups said teachers and school service personnel have the support of county school superintendents. The state House and Republican Governor Jim Justice had both approved a five percent raise. The West Virginia teachers, some of the lowest-paid in the country, had gone without a salary increase for four years. The centerpiece of the deal between Justice and leaders of the state teacher and service personnel unions was a 5 percent pay increase for teachers and a 3 percent pay ... Read More »

UK stance on Irish border threatens to stall Brexit talks: Tusk

Last month the minister chaired her first Brexit Co- ordination Group meeting with department officials and representatives from key agencies, including IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Science Federation Ireland. On Wednesday, Tusk unveiled the draft guidelines for the future relationship. The pharmaceuticals industry, which has been asking for continued alignment since the United Kingdom referendum, welcomes this development. Read More »

Massive forest fire breaks out in Tamil Nadu, 20 students trapped

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Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. "The Southern Command is in touch with Collector of Theni ", she said. He said, "They had not obtained permission for trekking". 10-15 students are descending to the base of the mountain. The Indian Air Force (IAF) had been pressed into action to rescue several students caught in a forest fire near Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman said. Read More »