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Duterte withdraws from ICC 'effective immediately'

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The ICC is an intergovernmental organization located in The Hague, which prosecutes individuals convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Two Filipino United Nations rapporteurs Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary have also accused the government of human rights abuses and killings, Duterte said. Read More »

Turkey said that the beginning of the siege of the Syrian Afrin

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The Turkish army and allied forces in Syria as part of operation "Olive branch" surrounded the city Afrin . Turkey considers the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria and its armed wing YPG to be "terrorist groups" with ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Read More »

Saccone says race vs. Lamb isn't over

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With TV networks, which often call USA elections, yet to predict a victor, officials were continuing to count several hundred absentee ballots to try to determine the result. "I think he needs backup". Even a narrow Lamb win would signal that the GOP is in danger even in districts considered safe for Republicans, raising Democratic hopes of capturing the House and maybe the Senate in November. Read More »

Rex Tillerson's tenure as Secretary of State lacked Trump's support

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Regarding Pompeo, who served in the House from 2011-2017, Graham said he's a ideal pick to lead the State Department. "We do see it and you need to stop", Tillerson said in the Fox interview. The United States needs more from the relationship between its president and secretary of state. " Mike Pompeo , Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become our new Secretary of State". Read More »

Sierra Leone to Hold Runoff Vote As Opposition Wins First Round

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He was trailed by ruling All People's Party (APC) candidate Samura Kamara, who received 1,084,748 votes or 42.7 percent. The largely peaceful vote to replace him came as a relief for the country of seven million people, which endured a brutal, diamond-fuelled civil war in the 1990s. Read More »

Shepard Smith Isn't Letting Trump Off The Hook For Gun Control Reversal

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Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, for not including the age hike in a gun bill. You have to have security.' Trump responded: 'I think that's what she's saying .' 'No, I think she's saying something different, ' McCarthy said . It was good for membership sign-ups . Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., said during the immigration debate of Miller, pointing the finger squarely at Miller for scuttling a bipartisan deal on dreamers, a deal Trump seemed open to just days earlier. Read More »

Trump Sacks Secretary Of State, Tillerson, After Nigeria Visit

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If you believe the stereotype that USA diplomats will (almost) always favor diplomacy over war, their new leadership is less inclined to support that view than Tillerson was. "We were not really thinking the same", Mr Trump said. Malcolm Turnbull predicts there will be a seamless transition to new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the sacking of Rex Tillerson . Read More »

IPL 2018: Captaincy More About Responsibility Rather Than Pressure, Feels Ravichandran Ashwin

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Ashwin was asked whether he would be taking advice from senior pro Yuvraj Singh and director of cricket operations Virender Sehwag , the spinner looked surprised. I think this time, we have a better and balanced team compared to the last 10 years. One of the more weird sights at the IPL auction was a man with 10,000 runs going unsold until he came up for the draw a third time. Read More »

Lecturer shot dead in college premises in Haryana's Sonipat district

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The deceased, lecturer Rajesh Singh Malik, was around forty years of age lived in Sector 23 of Sonepat and was working as an assistant professor of English at the Government College in Pipli. It is too early to confirm the identity of the student and motive behind the killing. The police is investigating the matter. The incident happened in the college premises. Read More »

2 injured in crash on Golden State

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The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 8:15 p.m.in the northbound lanes south of Clovis Avenue. Sgt. Kyle Plant said witnesses reported seeing the driver of a black sport utility vehicle, which was westbound on Highway 12, passing traffic across the double yellow lines when she lost control. Read More »

London Mayor: Social media is not above the law

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He followed by calling on governments to better regulate social media, and on social media giants to go "further and faster" in removing illicit content. A preview of his speech shows the London mayor slamming governments for "sitting on their hands while the tech revolution has happened around them". Read More »

Bihar bypoll UPDATES: BJP leading in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad

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In Araria BJP candidate has so far bagged 1,13,169 votes and is leading Sarfaraz Alam of RJD, who has got 1,04,190 votes, by 8,979 votes. Another key candidate for the seat is Shambhu Patel from Congress. Polling for Bihar's Araria Lok Sabha seat and the Assembly constituencies of Jehanabad and Bhabhua passed off peacefully with an average 54 per cent voting on Sunday. Read More »

UP bypoll counting: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is facing a serious challenge on his home turf Gorakhpur. The BJP was leading in Araria by 1,749 votes after 10 rounds of counting. BJP had got about 16,000 votes and SP has about 14,000 votes. I firmly believe that we will win both #Gorakhpur & #Phulpur, SP is leading in initial rounds but a number of rounds are still left. Read More »

Trump's steel tariff wrong way to deal with problem

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The Washington Post reported that the European Union was quietly preparing to go even further, imposing tariffs that broadly target food and industrial imports, and more . The president could not be more wrong. The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise, but has been widely criticized by economists, business owners and politicians alike. Read More »

Parliament disruption continues for seventh consecutive day

With protests aborting all business in both Houses since the session started on March 5, the government presented a revised list of business on Tuesday that mentioned applying the guillotine on the demands for grants at 5pm. Soon after the Lok Sabha met on Tuesday morning, members belonging to several parties trooped into the well of the House, raising slogans and displaying placards. Read More »

(CSX) Shares Bought by Guggenheim Capital LLC

The stock increased 0.97% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $58.15. About 6.17M shares traded. CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) has risen 97.18% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. The Massachusetts-based Ct Mason has invested 1.92% in Walmart Inc. Price T Rowe Associate Md invested 0% in Epizyme, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 96,456 shares. Read More »

Suspects in Bombing of Minnesota Mosque Face Weapons Charges

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At the news conference, Chief Potts said that the authorities hoped the arrests would represent "a significant portion of the healing process for Dar Al Farooq". An affidavit says the men broke a window to the imam's office and threw a pipe bomb containing black powder into the mosque. While it was early in the morning, several worshipers were inside. Read More »

Cardinals free agent WR John Brown to sign with Ravens

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The size of the deal for a player that has never had 600 yards receiving in a season raised some eyebrows around the league. Owner Steve Bisciotti and coach John Harbaugh said it was a priority to upgrade the targets for quarterback Joe Flacco , and general manager Ozzie Newsome talked about revamping the wide receiver room. Read More »

20 opposition parties attend Sonia Gandhi dinner

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Prominent leaders present at the dinner were NCP's Sharad Pawar, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP's Satish Chandra Mishra and former chief ministers Omar Abdullah (Jammu and Kashmir), Babulal Marandi, Hemant Soren (Jharkhand) and Jitan Ram Manjhi (Bihar), besides JD (U)'s Sharad Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Ajit Singh. Read More »

Lok Sabha stalemate continues, House adjourned for seventh day

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When the House reassembled at noon, the protests continued and no legislative business could be carried out. The AIADMK meanwhile, has demanded a board for the management of the Cauvery river water. They raised the issue of alleged fleeing of Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya even as some members raised slogans on the recent PNB scam. Stating that the Chair is willing to allow discussion effectively as per rules and traditions, Mr Naidu again appealed to them to put an end to the stalling of ... Read More »

Evacuations lifted for Santa Barbara coast

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On Monday, Santa Barbara County officials issued an evacuation order for areas designated as being at extreme risk and recommended evacuations for other areas. The map was highlighted in red and yellow, with red marking "extreme risk" areas that were under mandatory evacuations. An evacuation center was opened at the Goleta Valley Community Center in Goleta for evacuees who needed shelter , KTLA.com reported. Read More »

'US steel & aluminum tariffs are penny wise, pound foolish'

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Canada , the top supplier of steel and aluminum to the USA markets, has been temporarily exempted from the tariffs. Mr. Trudeau spoke by telephone with Mr. Right now China isn't even among the top 10 producers of USA steel imports. The head of Eurofer, Europe's main steel federation, said Trump's reasons for slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum were an absurdity and that the move could cost tens of thousands of jobs across the continent. Read More »

Finnish government acquires stake in Nokia

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Solidium revealed it has spent €844 million acquiring 3.3 percent of Nokia's shares since the beginning of the year. Nokia ruled the global mobile phone market a decade ago and the collapse of that business was a major cause of a decade of economic stagnation from which Finland is only just recovering. Read More »

US Court Upholds Most Of Texas Law To Punish 'Sanctuary Cities'

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The law, known as Senate Bill 4, calls for jail for police chiefs, sheriffs and possibly frontline officers who fail to cooperate over USA immigration. The case then went to the 5th Circuit. After Tuesday's ruling was announced, Abbott updated his followers on Twitter, highlighting that claims the bill would lead to racial profiling were rejected. Read More »

Gov. Murphy to unveil NJ budget. Will tax hike be key?

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In addition to advocating for full legalization, Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy has already began a process to expand the state's struggling medical marijuana program. The plan would provide $341 million more for schools and an expansion of pre-kindergarten. They said that they are not in favor of raising taxes of any kind. Read More »

Queer Eye: Tom and ex-wife Abby are engaged!

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Tom and Abby are getting married! The saga of Tom from Queer Eye continues, and a happy ending is in sight! She will always be the love of my life. Naturally, fans were beyond excited upon hearing the news, with many sharing their well wishes for the couple on social media. Last week when Tom gave them the news they had been waiting for when he confirmed the couple would be giving the relationship another go. Read More »

'Iconic' Mazeppa Building Lost to Fire

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Four other fire departments were called to assist. While firefighters battled the blaze, the building collapsed and took out a power line. It's also one of the original buildings in town. The bar occupied the first floor, while the two upper floors were vacant. The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire. Residents who didn't want to stay in their homes were directed to a community center. Read More »

Shoe thrown at Imran Khan during speech in Gujrat

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The shoe hit the PTI leader squarely in the chest, although with lesser force than was perhaps intended. Imran Khan among lawmakers from both the government as well as the opposition condemned the incident and discouraged the ill practice. Read More »

Qatar Petroleum announces Abu Dhabi oil deal despite boycott

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Following the news of the deal on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Supreme Petroleum Council issued a statement denying Abu Dhabi's role in reaching the agreement with QP. "This concession was recently extended by each respective government to the Japanese consortium with no direct communication or engagement between the two states ". Read More »

North Korea remains silent on summits

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Chung also met with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, ahead of his meeting with Xi. South Korean officials , who returned from a Pyongyang conference, briefed the president on their recent meeting with the North Korean leader, just as South Korean envoys briefed Japanese officials, convincing them of the need for dialogue and engagement, Kyodo News reported . Read More »

[Breaking] Ex-president Lee Myung-bak appears before prosecution for questioning

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The investigation into Lee means all living former South Korean presidents have been convicted, charged, or embroiled in criminal inquiries. "I am sorry for causing concerns, when the country's economy is facing difficulties and the security environment is at a sensitive point", said Lee, reading from a prepared statement before entering the prosecutor's office. Read More »

Science teacher fed puppy to snapping turtle

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That is violence. That is not okay. The science teacher, Robert Crosland , had taught at Preston Junior High School for a number of years, the East Idaho News reported. "There's a lot of humane things you can do". Superintendent Marc Gee told the Idaho Statesman that the incident occurred after school on March 7 during an after-school animal feeding. Read More »