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China Isn't Happy Trump Signed The Taiwan Travel Act

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US President Donald Trump has defied Chinese pressure to sign legislation promoting closer ties between the US and Taiwan. In addition, both Taipei and Washington have seen their ties running deeper than ever after raising their efforts in participating in the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF), which was established in June 2015 to support bilateral cooperation in worldwide public health, humanitarian assistance and other global issues, the MOFA added. Read More »

Deputy in Parkland school shooting 'aided the shooter — Retired FBI agent

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The angle of the remaining footage shows the two pull up to the southeast corner of Building 12 as what appears to be a group of students - the images are blurred under orders from the judge - seem to be moving about frantically on a lawn. "We're talking about the 1200 building, " Peterson said at one point, according to the audio recordings. But Couvertier says law enforcement is trained with the expectation to engage with active shooter, even without backup. Read More »

Oil prices barely in the black in Friday trading

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This week saw reports from OPEC , the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the International Energy Agency that showed production from non-OPEC producers, notably the United States, outpacing demand. Other oil-market news. Increased U.S. oil output "is likely to take prices back below USD60/bbl, and that shale's ability to meet a significant portion of global demand growth will keep prices in the USD50-60/bbl range over the long term", said Fitch Ratings in a note out Wednesday . Read More »

NSA Janjua to leave for Kabul today

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But the country's powerful security services still seems to be supporting the Afghan Taliban, the official said, most likely because it sees the Taliban as aligned with Islamabad's interest in keeping India from influencing Afghanistan. The offer was made at the second meeting of the "Kabul Process" in early March. "Pakistan is always prepared to work in a cooperative framework and provide every help to win peace in Afghanistan", the statement noted. Read More »

Chinese president Xi Jinping re-appointed with no term limits

On March 11, over 2900 deputies of the NPC have voted for the constitutional amendment for removing the two-term limit for President and Vice President proposed by the ruling Communist Party of China, (CPC). In 2007, Xi joined the central leadership as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. Wang was at the frontline of Xi's anti-corruption crusade, heading the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which punished 1.5 million ... Read More »

Zuma facing 783 counts of corruption over €2bn arms deal

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There was no immediate comment from Zuma and it was not immediately clear when the former leader might go to trial. Cape Town - More than 10 years after being served with the original indictment, and later seeing the charges declared unlawful on procedural grounds, former president Jacob Zuma is to be charged after the National Prosecuting Authority said it believed it could successfully prosecute him . Read More »

Is anyone sure North Korea actually invited Trump?

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But he needs the assurance that the United States will never resort to nuclear weapons either, and only North Korean nuclear weapons can provide the necessary deterrence. if Seoul or Washington were willing to cut a denuclearisation deal with Pyongyang separate from any abduction pact. "And that, in itself, I told them, would be a very positive message". Read More »

Sweden pledges to support historic US-North Korea dialogue

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Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang was the first Western embassy established in the country, in 1975. USA defense officials and diplomats fielded direct calls from the Korean Embassy in Washington, but their agencies struggled to form a public response to Trump's comments, which carry significant political and security consequences for South Korea. Read More »

Fargo Police Department Warns about Drunk Driving on St. Patrick's Day

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The slogan was created to acknowledge the 10,000 deaths caused by drunk driving in the USA, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Take that role seriously because your friends could be relying on you. · Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. "We're still encouraging everyone to make a plan before they leave home". Read More »

Indian party quits Modi's coalition in blow ahead of polls

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The Shiv Sena made this gloomy prediction following the recently concluded UP and Bihar bypolls, where the party lost its stronghold in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to the strategic BSP-SP alliance. A massive jolt for the saffron party in Uttar Pradesh byelections must be seen as a pointer to the changing public mood. "The Congress is keen on rebuilding the party in Uttar Pradesh, but that will not happen overnight", he tweeted in Hindi yesterday. Read More »

Modi To Open Indian Science Congress in Manipur Today

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He will inaugurate the 105th Indian Science Congress at Manipur University at 10 am and speak before a large number of Nobel laureates, scientists, industrialists and experts from around the world and from other States of the country. He urged scientists to work towards achieving their goal of increase in non-fossil fuel capacity share in the electricity mix by 40 percent in 2030 and installation of 100 GW of solar power modules by 2022. Read More »

US sanctions Russians over alleged vote meddling

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Also sanctioned were five Russian companies, including the Internet Research Agency, which is accused of orchestrating a mass online disinformation campaign to affect the presidential election result. The alert says the hackers also used created administrator accounts on local machines that were disguised to appear legitimate. The administration also took the unusual step of naming the Russian government as the force behind a series of intrusions into US power plants and the computer ... Read More »

France agrees with United Kingdom that Russian Federation to blame for spy poison attack

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday the worldwide community was taking a "united stance" against Russian Federation as she made her first visit to the scene of a nerve agent attack . Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under intense political pressure - including from his own shadow cabinet - after questioning May's conclusion that Russian Federation was behind the attack. Read More »

UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson: Russia should go away, shut up

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We have responded to that. Acting high commissioner Ingrid Southworth raised the deaths of Australians in the shooting down of flight MH17 by Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists as she thanked the Turnbull government for a firm statement of condemnation over the poisoning and said Britain will "work very closely" with Australian officials as they consider punitive action. Read More »

North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven , speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin , did not answer directly whether his country had USA support to organize talks with North Korea . Subsequently, South Korean officials met Kim last week and relayed to Washington that the North Korean dictator was committed to "denuclearization" and willing to halt nuclear and missile tests, which tempted Trump to agree to talk. Read More »

No. 1 Virginia looks to smother No. 16 UMBC with defense

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Arguably less was expected of this particular Tony Bennett team heading into the season and yet it could be the one that leads him to his first Final Four appearance. 1 seed Cavaliers turned out to be true. Guard play is always a key to generating offense in these tight tournament situations, and in that sense Virginia will always have an advantage with the steady hand of senior Devon Hall at point guard. Read More »

Russian Federation will expel British diplomats in response to United Kingdom move, Moscow confirms

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Former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain in critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious on a bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4. On Friday, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance had "no reason to doubt the findings and assessments by the British government" which suggested Russian responsibility. Read More »

Were Analysts Bullish Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) This Week?

The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, March 11. Canaccord Genuity restated a "buy" rating and set a GBX 432 ($5.97) price target on shares of National Express Group in a report on Monday, December 4th. The stock of Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) earned "Buy" rating by Berenberg on Thursday, November 26. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 9 report. Read More »

Who Is Adrian Lamo? Former Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning Dies

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Lamo's father, Mario, announced the news Friday on Facebook . "With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know [sic] all of Adrian's friends and acquaintances that he is dead", Mario Lamo wrote. Lamo subsequently informed government investigators of Manning's disclosures. President Obama commuted the sentence and Manning was released from military prison in May after serving seven years of a thirty-five-year sentence. Read More »

Lionel Messi Nets in his 100th Champions League goal

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On the 20th minute, Messi sped down the pitch to set up Ousmane Dembele's goal, his first for Barcelona . "Messi was the difference in both". The Englishman, who works as a commentator for BT Sport, believes that the Argentine is one of the two best players in the world along with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo: "I think he and Cristiano are the best players". Read More »

Severe weather, high fire danger possible this weekend

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Damaging winds, hail, and even a few tornadoes can't be ruled out in this weather setup. The silver lining is that the severe weather threat is on the lowest end of the spectrum, which means your odds of encountering a severe thunderstorm at your residence is rather low at this time. Read More »

Men's basketball holds off Bucknell thanks to Bridges' 29 points

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The Bison are the Patriot League champs, both regular season and conference tournament, and Michigan State will have its hands full despite playing on its home turf, essentially. Bucknell went 5-of-7 from three in the first half and Thomas poured in 20 points to boot. Holy crap, Nick Ward with a hellacious face plant. The Spartans will play Bucknell at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Friday. Read More »

Russians In Ukraine Barred From Voting In March 18 Presidential Poll

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Ukraine's Internal Minister Arsen Avakov wrote this on his Facebook page. "Avakov's Friday statement demonstrates that Ukraine has embarked on a path of humanitarian aggression against Russian citizens, whose right to vote is granted not only by the Russian constitution and laws but also by the generally recognized norms and principles of global law", Likhachev stressed. Read More »

Private bus strike in Odisha from tomorrow

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Commuters faced a tough time across Odisha today as private buses stayed off the roads following an indefinite state-wide strike launched by the bus owners to press for their charter of demands. The department manages the city bus service in various towns of the state, including Bhubaneswar . The association has been demanding a separate policy for the city bus service. Read More »

South Korea aims for high-level talks about talks with North

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President Trump thinks he has Kim negotiating from a position of weakness because of sanctions, which is a severe miscalculation (Kim doesn't care and China and Russian Federation secretly fill the void). However, the signs of a diplomatic channel could be seen in Sweden, where the foreign minister held a "good and constructive" meeting with North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho. Read More »

Pervez Musharraf to return to Pakistan, face trial: APML

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The three-member court led by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahya Afridi issued a written order on Friday. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that on assurance by Pervez Musharraf that he is returning to Pakistan, the state institutions have been asked to hold action. Read More »

ASU Proposes No Tuition Hike For Resident Undergraduates

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The University of Arizona has proposed a 2 percent increase in tuition and no increase in mandatory fees next school year for incoming resident and nonresident students - the lowest increase in more than five years. For undergraduate students in UA Online, students will see a $10 increase in the per unit rate, establishing new rate tiers of $500, $525, and $560. Read More »

Trump's meeting with Kim may fail

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was warned the US administration against provocative actions aimed at breaking down a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "There is no change to our goal of reaching a comprehensive resolution with North Korea including on the nuclear, missile and abduction issues, and to normalize diplomatic relations". Read More »

Two Israelis killed, two injured after suspected West Bank ramming attack

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The suspected attack occurred on the 585 highway near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Mevo Dotan some 10 kilometers southwest of Jenin . The driver, 26, has been arrested. The terrorist was taken to a hospital in Hadera. The incident comes on a day that Palestinian groups, including Hamas, had designated as a Day of Rage to protest 100 days since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »