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Nerve agent attack: Russia expels 23 UK diplomats

Former Russian spy who became a double agent for Britain, Sergei V. Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain critically ill in hospital, after they were found unconscious on a bench in the Wiltshire city. " Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter", said May. The first use of a nerve agent on European soil since World War II is a direct challenge to the Western alliance, days before elections are nearly certain to give Vladimir Putin a fourth term as Russia's ... Read More »

Russian Federation responsible for attack on ex-spy: May


The March 4 attack in the English city of Salisbury left ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in critical condition. Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two. Read More »

Thousands of Syrians take to the roads as battles rage on


Further north, Turkish-led forces are preparing to attack the city of Afrin, where the United Nations says 48,000 people have been displaced. On the edge of Ghouta, a sprawling semi-rural area within mortar range of central Damascus, hundreds of civilians were still streaming out of destroyed towns, carrying scant belongings in bags and bundles. Read More »

Russia To Expel 23 British Diplomats In Retaliation


The Russian statement said the government could take further measures if Britain makes any more "unfriendly" moves. The Foreign Ministry said it would also order an end to all activities of the British Council, Britain's global organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and warned London that "if any further unfriendly actions are taken against Russia , the Russian side reserves the right to take other retaliatory measures". Read More »

1 person dead in shooting at Southern California mall, authorities say


The divorced couple have children, who have been found safe, said Buschow, adding that initial indications show the shooting was a murder and attempted suicide. The shooter is now at the hospital in critical condition, he said. One person has been killed and a second injured after reports of gunfire at a Thousand Oaks mall Saturday afternoon. Read More »

President advises lawyers to be 'voice for voiceless'


President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to deliver the third foundation day lecture at the National Law University, Cuttack . While litigation in courtroom remains at the core of legal practice, a law graduate today finds many avenues open that were not available to previous generations says President Ram Nath Kovind. Read More »

Heavy firing at LoC by Pakistan, five civilians killed in Poonch


Mohd. Ramzan, his wife and their three sons were killed in the firing after a Pakistani shell fell on their house. The two injured were his daughters, who are said to be treated at a hospital. He said there have been 2,474 ceasefire violations since this government came to power in 2014. India and Pakistan signed a ceasefire agreement in November 2003, which both countries have violated several times, especially when the political relationship between the two nuclear neighbors deteriorates. Read More »

UK: Spy case was attack on global values


Russia's Foreign Ministry also revoked the permit for the British consulate to operate in Saint Petersburg . The latest move by the Russian foreign ministry is in retaliation for the expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats in Britain in the past few days. Read More »

ESPN Releases New Final 4 Prediction After Last Night's Shocking Loss


No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Florida plus-2 vs. No. 1 Xavier vs. No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. As the only double-digit seeds to pull outright upsets on the initial full day of the NCAA Tournament , Buffalo and Loyola-Chicago could become the always-celebrated Sweet 16 party crashers with another victory today. Read More »

Feinstein, Pelosi Urge Trump To Pressure Putin To Extradite Indicted Russians


While Trump has frequently called the Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt", the new sanctions appear to affirm Mueller's investigative strategy. Russian Federation denies interfering in the election. "We were able to identify where they were located within those business systems and remove them from those business systems", the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Iraq helicopter crash victim from Colorado Springs


There are about 2,000 US troops in Syria and about 5,000 in Iraq, according to statements from the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the crash is under investigation and does not appear to be the result of enemy activity. Zanetis himself was not a native New Yorker, having been born and raised in IN, but he attended New York University at the time of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, where he helped first responders at Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan. Read More »

Victoria bushfires: more than 50 towns on alert as wind shifts


The number of homes lost has not been confirmed but its reportedly about a handful. Two of the fires are expected to join on Sunday as strong winds, gusting at around 100km/h, continue. Relief centres have also been set up at Hamilton, Colac, Camperdown, Port Campbell and Cobden as fires threaten the towns. Corangamite Shire Mayor Jo Beard, which covers Cobden, told 774 ABC Melbourne that the fires took them by surprise and that a lot of houses and sheds had been lost. Read More »

Abortion In The US Is Safe And Effective, National Report Says


Entitled " The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States ", then examined the quality of women's care from before the procedure to after, and follow-up care, NPR reports . - Despite much speculation about abortion's impact on future childbearing, the science shows that the procedure does not appear to increase the risk of secondary infertility, pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders, abnormal placentation, preterm birth or breast cancer . Read More »

Russia's United Kingdom diplomat expulsion 'doesn't change facts of matter' says May


Asked on Friday whether Moscow would expel United Kingdom diplomats, his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said: "Of course we will". The US says it stands "in solidarity" with Britain. Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, blamed Moscow for the attack at a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting Wednesday. The statement, issued by Downing Street, said: "The United Kingdom briefed thoroughly its allies that it was highly likely that Russian Federation was responsible for ... Read More »

Sweden, North Korea end 3 days of talks on security issues


Details about their talks had been shrouded in secrecy. Pompeo has engaged with counterparts through a channel that runs between the Central Intelligence Agency. Trump accepted Mr. Kim's invitation. "Such things are not practices in diplomacy", he said. The United States denies such plans. Even amid North Korea tensions, Trump has repeatedly denounced a U.S. Read More »

British PM, May Issues Warning To Russia

Russian chemist Vil Mirzayanov, whose claims of Russian complicity have now been widely circulated in Western media, was among those scientists who left Russia and continued their work overseas, Shulgin said. The chemical used in the attack has been identified is part of a group of nerve agents developed by Russian Federation known as Novichok. The Russian Foreign Ministry has given the diplomats one week to leave the country. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning


Russian news agencies cited politicians in Russia's upper house of parliament as welcoming the move to close the British Council, alleging it had been used as a cover by British spies. Russian Federation also ordered the British consulate in St Petersburg to close and told the British Council to end its work in the country. Bristow told reporters in Moscow after the meeting that the crisis had arisen after "the attempted murder of two people using a chemical weapon developed in Russia". Read More »

After Winning Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati Target Kairana Next


The applicant in Gorakhpur, his home turf, was a Brahmin. Sayeed said that the voters in UP seem to have shot a warning to Yogi that they do not approve of inhuman encounters, medical negligence due to which hundreds of kids died in Gorakhpur, and the freakish saffron paintings throughout the state. Read More »

MPs follow up on Mariam Moustafa's death, demand justice


A state of anger waved across the Egyptian Parliament following the murder of 18-year-old student Mariam Moustafa. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry described Mustafa's death on Friday as "barbaric" and urged British authorities to bring those responsible to justice. Read More »

Nerve agent fallout: Russian Federation evicts United Kingdom diplomats


The closure of the British Council's Moscow office will sever cultural ties, while that of the consulate- general in St Petersburg will end Britain's diplomatic presence in Russia's second city. "It's wrong, it's appalling, it's murder", he said. She warned that Britain "will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian government". Read More »

Cutrone, Chiesa in Italy squad but no place for Balotelli


Di Biago has announced his squad for the games on 23 and 27 of March and as expected, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been included. Despite reports Balotelli would get his first cap since the 2014 World Cup, the Nice striker has again been left out in favour of Milan's Patrick Cutrone. Read More »

Jenks Students Disciplined For Walking Out During Class Time


Some students at the school said Wednesday's walkout wasn't a fair portrayal of the school. These students, these are your leaders of tomorrow. At Norton High School in the rural-suburban district in northeastern OH, a small group of students, including a teenage boy with an American flag draped over his shoulder, stood apart from a larger gathering of almost 300 students who walked out of class. Read More »

Ties with Congress continue to be good: Akhilesh


The SP chief was profuse in expressing his gratitude towards Mayawati, who was once his party's bitterest rival in UP. "My friendship with Congress will continue....both of us (Rahul and Akhilesh) are young and we have to work together to rid the country of various problems", he said. Read More »

Speaker suspends removal of Wetang'ula as Minority Leader


Mr Mudavadi, the leader of Amani National Congress, and Mr Musyoka, the Wiper Party leader, on Friday declared their support for Mr Wetang'ula. According to a letter presented to Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka by Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Junior (Makueni), the decision to oust Wetangula as Minority Leader was made by 16 ODM Senators meeting at a city hotel on Wednesday. Read More »

Offensive-minded Minnesota, Oregon meet in second round


Who are the teams coming to Eugene and Matthew Knight Arena? Second-seeded OR faces off with No. 10 seed Minnesota on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Women's Tournament in Eugene, Ore. It was another eight minutes before Seattle U finally got into double digits with a jumper from Jacinta Beckley at the 7:44 mark of the second quarter. Read More »

May 'anticipated' Russian retaliation in ex-spy poisoning row


The Russian response was announced on the eve of a presidential election which is expected to hand Vladimir Putin a fourth term in the Kremlin, but which comes as the country appears increasingly isolated. It warned London it stood ready to take further measures in the event of more "unfriendly steps". Skripal had taken his daughter, who was on a visit from Moscow, out for lunch in Salisbury before they both collapsed on a bench. Read More »

Titans set to sign former Patriot Malcolm Butler


A lot of experts believed the move hurt the Patriots , but nobody knew why he did it, which led to rumors that Butler had violated some team rule . "From the custodians to Belichick, all the way to Mr. Kraft, I love those guys, my teammates. Life just goes on". Let the Bill Belichick and Malcolm Butler melodrama now end in peace. Read More »

Scattered severe storms, hail possible in Triad tonight


Storms may develop ahead of a cold front in the afternoon. Today a weakening area of low pressure moves east and a cold front will move across the region which will likely produce a line of showers through the afternoon. There is a chance that everything could shift north, and barely clip our area. It is still a couple of days away, but we want to keep you aware of the threat and we will update you as we get closer. Read More »

N.Korean foreign minister leaves for Sweden


In February, she led the US delegations at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, dining with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and wife, Kim Jung-sook. "We were very close to being in a very, very touchy situation where both leaders were yelling back and fourth and calling each other names and that wasn't a good situation", said Hall, a Democrat. Read More »

(GNTX) Chairman Sells $22074846.00 in Stock

Independent Franchise Partners Llp who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $41.32 billion market cap company. MULDER JOHN A also sold $611,341 worth of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) shares. Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. Read More »

LoC will one day become Indo-Pak border: Farooq


I don't know what happened to Pakistan. While speaking at an event here, the home minister also launched an attack on Pakistan for giving political recognition to the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed . "They are young. We need to give them a second chance", he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the BJP had taken lessons from its defeat in Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls and would work to ensure that such a result is not repeated. Read More »

European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

Araqchi's comments came in response to a Friday Reuters report that Germany, the United Kingdom and France supported fresh European Union sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program as well as its actions in Syria, in an effort to stop the USA from exiting the nuclear deal. Read More »

North Korean foreign minister in Sweden


In the 2000s China led six party talks - that included the U.S., North Korea , South Korea , Japan, and Russian Federation - to reach a denuclearization deal. He then took a moment to acknowledge the possibility of Trump pulling this meeting off. "But it is also a major gamble". Both nations host tens of thousands of USA forces and face a direct threat from North Korea's weaponry. Read More »