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Slovakia staggers towards early elections as PM's coalition unravels

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico reacts after a meeting of Slovakia's three top officials at the Bratislava castle, Bratislava, Slovakia March 9, 2018. Echoing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Fico has accused foreign forces of trying to destabilise Slovakia and has questioned the president's meetings with financier George Soros in NY previous year. Read More »

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Full List of 18 BJP Candidates in Fray

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BJP strategists are eyeing disgruntled elements in the Samajwadi party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) along with the Congress in order to facilitate its ninth candidate to win. NDA is set to get a big surge in the upper house when votes are counted. For now, the Congress holds two of these seats, NCP also holds two seats while the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena share the remaining two. Read More »

Benue cancels mass burial as Buhari visits state on Monday

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Part of the president's itinerary as released by the Benue Government included a courtesy call on the fifth Tor Tiv, Prof. The President has visited Taraba and Pleteau states. Daily Trust observed yesterday that the portion of the road from Markurdi airport to the Wurukum junction roundabout of the state capital was being worked on by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in preparation for the visit. Read More »

'We had your backs': Trudeau on country's steel and aluminum workers

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In Trudeau's view, the US wasn't just helping Canada - it helped itself by refraining from slapping tariffs on its No. 1 supplier of both steel and aluminum. The initial reaction in Mexico was positive, since the alternative would have further complicated the NAFTA talks. Financial analysts noted that hitting Mexico with steel tariffs would not make much economic sense for the US, which enjoys a surplus in the steel trade of $3.6 billion a year with Mexico, according to the bank UBS. Read More »

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total $738 Million

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New Hampshire lottery rules have required the winner's name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open-records laws and to increase trust in the lottery system. The victor will collect a lump sum of about $358 million, before subtracting for taxes, according to the New Hampshire Lottery. Revealing her identity would subject her "to an alarming amount of harassment, solicitation and other unwanted communications", Judge Charles Temple of the Hillsborough ... Read More »

Mattis: US to not change containment strategy against Russian Federation

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Putin said that the country also tested a new heavy intercontinental-ballistic missile, called Sarmat, with a range and number of warheads exceeding its predecessor. However, US defense secretary, James Mattis, talking to reporters while traveling in Oman, said nothing that Russian Federation has shown off changes anything, from the Pentagon's perspective. Read More »

Christopher Liddell may replace Gary Cohn at the White House

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Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said the tariffs might not have a major direct impact in New Mexico but they were not well-conceived. "And I think way more often than not, he makes a very persuasive case". Given that our biggest suppliers of foreign steel are close allies, Trump's rationale is not likely to fly. "There's negligible-to-nothing effects", he said dismissively on CBS, later accusing the media of hyping prospects of a trade war. Read More »

House Intelligence Panel Preparing Report on Election Interference

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The CNN correspondent added that Republican committee member Mike Conaway , who took the lead in the probe after committee chair Devin Nunes recused himself a year ago, is expected to make the announcement today. High-profile witnesses throughout the investigation included former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon , former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks , and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Read More »

Four-alarm fire roils NE 75th Avenue industrial area

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Firefighters said the water supply is hard in the area of the fire. The department says anyone near the smoke should close their windows or go somewhere else for a few hours. Firefighters said several cars are on fire at one of the buildings. The fire started at about 9:15 a.m. Monday. Officials said it could be days before the cause is determined. Read More »

Sunday is the last day to buy Girl Scout Cookies in Colorado

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Nothing was stolen in the incident, Cool said. A group of Girl Scouts were the victims of an attempted armed robbery in Tacoma, Washington. We are grateful that no one was harmed, although of course they are shaken . The gunman first posed as a customer, then came back holding a pistol and stole all the cookie money, the East Bay Times reports . Girl Scouts from the Lee Service Unit pose with boxes of cookies Sunday. Read More »

President Sirisena holds talks with Modi and Solheim

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Sirisena will participate in a special business and investment conference during his visit, a statement from his office said. President Sirisena thanked French President Macron and Indian Prime Minister Modi for their leadership to make the ISA initiative a success and pointed out the presence of such a large number of Government Heads and Government Representatives is a significance of the importance of ISA Summit. Read More »

Allegri: Juventus have won nothing yet

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Gonzalo Higuain missed a first-half penalty, but Juve took another comfortable step toward a seventh consecutive scudetto. "So many people, to put pressure on us, are saying that the title is gone, we just have to think about working". Napoli , which lost at home to Roma last weekend, nearly fell to a second successive defeat as Inter went closest to breaking the deadlock when Milan Skriniar headed a free kick off the right post early in the second half. Read More »

Telangana Legislative Council Chairman hit by microphone in assembly

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His cornea is believed to be partially damaged. And then some of the members tore up the Governor's speech copy and flung the pieces towards the podium. TRS MLC Swamy Goud eye injured! With the key initiatives taken up by the government to increase productivity like farm mechanization, supply of quality seeds, fertilizers, poly-houses, a record production of food grains during the year 2016-17 was 101.29 lakh tonnes, Mr Narasimhan said. Read More »

CBSE discontinues various subjects taught at Class IX and XI

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Almost 8,000 students have signed a petition asking the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for leniency in correction of Class XII physics examination paper, which according to students has been the toughest paper of the year. The most feared "Reading Comprehension" or RC Section passed like breeze for most of the students were able to crack all the questions in the same. This will help them to plan on how to complete the exam paper on time. Read More »

Law student involved in drunk driving case in Mukherjee Nagar, New Delhi

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Hindustan Times report mentioned that Siddharth was a student of Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology in Janakpuri and Ritesh was studying in Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara College. According to the report in Hindustan Times, Dadu, 19, was driving the auto and returning from a late night party with her four friends and crashed the vehicle into a traffic signal pole in the dead of the night. Read More »

European Union unable to secure clarity on exemptions from steel tariff

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India holds the ninth position in the list of trading partners that run a trade surplus with the US , China, Mexico, and Japan is on top of the list. In all but three free trade agreements the USA has signed with other countries, there is actually a manufacturing trade surplus (not to mention the services trade surplus ) in America's favor. Read More »

Video appears to show Iowa Senate leader kissing lobbyist at bar

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Dix from media reports. "Effective at 2pm today, Bill Dix resigned his position as Majority Leader and State Senator". Dix began serving in the Iowa Senate in 2011 and became majority leader in 2013. Someone who was afraid of the consequences of their behavior would not be doing something like that in public. "Liberal activist judges are threatening our family values and you can count on me to be a leader in Congress who will stand up to them and work to pass this amendment to the United ... Read More »

Barnett suspended for opening round NCAA Tournament game

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North Carolina Central University/Texas Southern victor on Sunday also in Nashville. Nonetheless, the Seminoles closed the season winning the games they were expected to win and added a home victory against then-No.11 Clemson , while losing on the road to NC State and Clemson which pushed them out of a bye in the ACC tournament. Read More »

Court dismisses Gupta firms' bid to halt Bank of Baroda's SA exit

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In January, Nedbank informed the Bank of Baroda that it would terminate its relationship with the bank in three months. The bank announced in February that it would be shutting its doors and exiting the country by the end of March, but the Gupta-owned companies, which include Oakbay Investments‚ Oakbay Resources & Energy and Optimum Coal Mines, challenged this, saying that an interdict ruled in December prevented the bank from leaving the country. Read More »

Buckeyes return to NCAA tournament, face South Dakota State in opener

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It is the first appearance in the tournament for the Buckeyes since 2015, when they were eliminated in the third round by No. 2 Arizona. Due to the early start of the Big Ten tournament this season, the Buckeyes will have a 12-day gap between games before facing the Summit League-champion Jackrabbits. Read More »

Rainfall, wind likely as low-pressure intensifies

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Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea off south Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Kerala coast and equatorial Indian Ocean , Comorin area and the Gulf of Mannar area during the next 48 hrs. Reports also said that the low pressure area is expected to strengthen and move towards the western coast by Sunday and may bring strong winds of around 50 kmph while moving towards the Lakshadweep islands. Read More »

'Ashamed' Gomes opens up on hellish time at Barca

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The first six months at Barcelona were positive, then things changed and for me, it was like hell because I felt more pressure and because of that, I couldn't make the most of my potential". Then I don't talk to anybody, I don't bother anyone. "The idea of people being able to see you, it gives off a fear of going out into the street because of embarrassment", said Gomes. Read More »

Encompass Capital Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN)

Kahn Brothers Group Inc who had been investing in Patterson Energy for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.43B market cap company. The stock increased 2.42% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $19.93. Glg Ltd Com reported 2,563 shares. Tans Gillian sold $236,680 worth of stock. HANTSON LUDWIG sold $310,521 worth of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. About 95,479 shares traded. Read More »

Jackpot Fever Rises As Mega Millions & Powerball Roll Over Again

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The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302.5 million. Powerball tickets are $2 each and are played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. for the Powerball. A single winning ticket worth $559.7 million was sold in New Hampshire. Visit palottery.com or ohiolottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Read More »

Syria's Douma faces catastrophe: local council

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Recapturing the enclave would mark one of the most significant victories for President Bashar Assad in the seven-year civil war. Kafr Batna is one of several areas in the besieged enclave where talks are ongoing between local dignitaries and the regime on a possible evacuation to other areas of the country under rebel control. Read More »

Colombian President votes in congressional elections

Colombia's former leftist guerrillas faced their first electoral challenge as a political party Sunday in congressional voting that also measured the strength of the country's main political factions two months before presidential elections. Read More »

Fresh calls for inquiry of child sex abuse in Telford

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Lucy Lowe, 16, was killed in 2000 along with her mum and sister "after her abuser set fire to their house " Who was Lucy Lowe? Following allegations from victims that the sex abuse is still ongoing after almost 40-years, Tory MP Lucy Allan has demanded a public enquiry into the decades-long child abuse scandal . Read More »

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweets Australia exempted from Trump tariffs

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Australia's fair trade relationship with the U.S. could be held up as an example of what President Donald Trump hopes to achieve with other nations, Malcolm Turnbull believes. Tariffs on raw steel and aluminum will directly impact some of the companies represented at the show. The tariff hike will encourage United States production of steel and aluminum, raise utilisation rates, and keep domestic prices elevated over the next 2-3 years. Read More »

Deadly explosion in Austin kills teen, injures woman

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Police were called to the home in Austin at 6.45am following reports of the explosion. Authorities say a package that exploded inside of an Austin home, killing a teenager and wounding a woman, is linked to a deadly package sent to another home in Texas' capital city earlier this month because they were both left on the front doorstep and not delivered by a mail service. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Is Willing to Return $130000 Hush Money

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The New York Times reported on Monday that a lawyer of Stephanie Clifford - who uses the screen name Stormy Daniels - said that the adult film star would return the $130,000 in hush money if Cohen and Trump agree to let her tell her story, in which she is expected to reveal an affair with Trump. Read More »

Is Trump's trade war risky?

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Under U.S. trade law, which is written to be consonant with our worldwide agreements, the president can impose tariffs under certain narrowly defined conditions. The whole integrity of WTO is at peril because the attitude United States has taken. Meanwhile, they send the message that the US government is lurching toward protectionism, and alienate our allies. Read More »