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Putin Winning Big in Russian Elections

Mr Putin was scheduled to speak at a rally scheduled for the fourth anniversary of the annexation - the same day as the election. The higher the support for Putin in Sunday's vote, "the tougher the system" Russians will face in his new term, Sobchak told reporters after voting. Read More »

Russian Federation expels British diplomats

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Britain has said that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by the Soviet-era "Novichok" nerve agent, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russian Federation has been stockpiling it and investigating how such weapons could be used in assassinations. Read More »

Sheriff's lieutenant caught driving in reverse, honking horn for 'unknown reasons'

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She served as a lieutenant in the Pinellas sheriff's office public records processing unit. Deputies responded to a concerned citizen calling about a disturbance due to a vehicle honking its horn in a neighborhood. The lieutenants eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and she smelled of alcohol, according the Sheriffs Office. The deputies also said that she performed poorly on field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test showed blood alcohol levels of 0.14 and 0.13. Read More »

RUSSIA RETALIATES: 23 United Kingdom diplomats EXPELLED from country as diplomatic war escalates

Earlier this week, Britain announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspension of high-level contacts over the poisoning. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared the U.K.'s assessment that it was highly likely that Russian Federation was responsible for the attack-the first use of a nerve agent in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization country. Read More »

South Korea's president to visit Vietnam next week amid strong business ties

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Choe Kang Il, a deputy director general for North American affairs at North Korea's foreign ministry, plans to attend the "track 1.5 talks", according to Yonhap , reflecting planned contact between former U.S. During the visit, Moon will attend a summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, and meet other government leaders, including General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong. Read More »

Labor confidence grows over Batman vote

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Labor declared victory for the Victorian seat of Batman overnight, with Ged Kearney as their candidate. Ms Kearney also faced a backlash from sections of Melbourne's Macedonian community, who were furious after Labor campaign material wrongly labelled a Greek language translation as Macedonian. Read More »

Vladimir Putin to lead Russian Federation for another six years

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Ukrainian police are guarding the Russian Embassy in Kiev and consular offices in Odessa and other cities. Although Putin's victory was highly likely, the battle for second place remained the subject of much speculation, with veteran politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky going neck and neck with Pavel Grudinin, a newcomer to the world of high politics, who was advanced by the Russian Communist Party (KPRF). Read More »

Russia's presidential elections happening Sunday

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The Central Elections Commission said Putin had won about 73 per cent of the vote, based on a count of 30 percent of the country's precincts. None of the other five candidates is on track to receive more than two percent of the vote. The biggest headache for Putin's campaign was the possibility that many voters, including Putin supporters, would not bother to come to the polls because they felt the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Read More »

Six Nations: Wales hold off France to claim second behind Ireland

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And that runners-up spot has occupied Welsh minds this week as Warren Gatland's men look to complete a clean sweep of Six Nations home wins this season. France settled and had a try of their own when Fickou skipped through a midfield hole to run in behind the posts. Halfpenny missed the conversion, but was on target with two penalties to extend the home side's lead. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron reiterates support for UK in wake of Russian spy poisoning

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Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in critical condition after being poisoned in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4. She announced a range of economic and diplomatic measures, including the suspension of high-level contacts with Russian Federation. Ironically, a number of high profile Russian statements regarding the American presence in Syria have since been proven to be not only fictional, but sometimes, laughably so - such as the repeated use of ... Read More »

Pinnacle Associates Ltd. Reduces Holdings in General Electric (NYSE:GE)

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $14.31. About 114.49M shares traded or 26.35% up from the average. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "General Electric's Sunny Future" published on March 13, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Wednesday's Vital Data: Apple Inc". Read More »

Airman from Moody Air Force Base killed in Iraq

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The cause of the crash is now under investigation. The US President Donald trump on Twitter expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. 'This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations'. The Defense Department released the names of the seven airmen on Saturday. Read More »

2 dead in shooting outside of north-end Toronto bowling alley

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Toronto Police say they were called just after 10 p.m.to the alley (near Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.) after receiving calls about as many as 10 shots being fired. "Gunshots!' and I just started running outside like everyone else". "When people realized that something serious was going on at the front, that's when we made the mass exit out the back door". Read More »

BCSO responds to scene of animal sacrifice in west Bexar County

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When deputies arrived to the 11400 block of Bronze Sand they saw the garage open with 12-14 people inside and several dead chickens, goats, and other animals. " They were speaking a different language the officer did not recognize ", Gonzalez added, as cited by the Express-News, and explained the responding deputy is fluent in English and Spanish. Read More »

Syria's Assad visits troops in besieged Ghouta

In the images carried by al-Ikhbariya TV, Assad stood near a tank and was surrounded by soldiers on a street in eastern Ghouta, the region near Damascus where a government offensive has been underway over the past month. Over the last week, Syrian troops and allied fighters divided the sprawling eastern Ghouta region into three parts, isolating residential areas and facilitating the military advance. Read More »

Russian ambassador says United Kingdom lab could have poisoned ex-spy

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It also said it is ordering the closure in Russian Federation of the British Council, a government-backed organization for cultural and scientific cooperation, and is ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. "This is not the response of a country that really wants to engage in getting to the bottom of the matter". Former double agent Sergei Skripal , 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, remain in a critical condition in hospital, while Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was ... Read More »

2 polio monitors killed in Pak

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According to The Express Tribune's regional head, Iftikhar Firdous, a security official said during a search operation for the kidnapped polio monitoring team in Mohmand Agency, a security official was martyred and another injured as gunmen opened fire. Read More »

Russians in Kenya to cast presidential votes at Nairobi embassy

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The outcome in Sunday's vote is so certain that authorities are investing in get-out-the-vote efforts to ensure a decent turnout. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 GMT on Saturday and will close in Kaliningrad, the country's exclave on the European Union border, at 1800 GMT on Sunday. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation

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Putin's spokesman denounced the claim as "shocking and inexcusable". Earlier in the day, Washington slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for alleged US election meddling and cyber attacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to Putin, prompting USA lawmakers in both parties to say Trump needs to do much more . Read More »

Moscow will expel British diplomats in poisoning standoff

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal had been granted refuge in the United Kingdom in 2010 under a "spy swap" but was found unconscious with his 33-year daughter outside a shopping centre in Salisbury. The source of the nerve agent - which Britain says is Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear, as is the way it was administered. He suggested that the possibility that the Russians had lost control of the risky nerve agent could not be excluded. Read More »

Putin eyes huge win as Russian Federation goes to the polls

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Putin is so certain of winning that authorities are investing instead in massive get-out-the-vote efforts to produce a turnout that would embolden the Russian leader both domestically and internationally. Opposition activists said they had also witnessed voters being bussed to polling stations by police and discount coupons being given to Russians who turned out to vote. Read More »

Spy poisoning: Experts to test nerve toxin

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A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said: "It's just another futile attempt from the Russian state to divert the story away from the facts - that Russia has acted in flagrant breach of its global obligations", while Johnson said it was indicative that Russia was "not a country that wants to engage in getting to the bottom of the matter". Read More »

Amid presidential elections, Russian Federation braces for another Vladimir Putin government

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U.K. Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned to the ministry and told that the actions are "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and the unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation, the ministry said. This is not the case in Ukraine, as it has barred Russian citizens from voting in the Russian diplomatic missions on its territory for what Kiev claims are "illegal" elections in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, that reunited with Russia in wake of a popular ... Read More »

Russia's Vladimir Putin wins by big margin

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Nina Bostanova, a pensioner in Ust-Djeguta, said she decided not to vote. Voters cast ballots from the Pacific coast to Siberia and Moscow. "Then he put the ballot into the Optical scan voting system, which is located in the polling station", news agency reports. Read More »

SNL Just Spoofed The Chaotic State Of Trump's White House

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In the cold open hosted by Alex Moffat's Anderson Cooper, Jeff Sessions (played by Kate McKinnon ), with the energy and profile of a bunny, recounted the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran Andrew McCabe . At one point during the interview, Tillerson appears to be trembling, prompting Cooper to ask if he's okay. "People don't know this, but Trump would line up his staff and use a laser pointer and circle their love handles every day", Wolff said. Read More »

Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as Chinese premier

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It comes a day after party leader Xi Jinping was reappointed China's president with no limits on how many terms he can serve. Mr. Xi was also re-elected as the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) which is the overall high command of the two million strong Chinese military. Read More »

UK, US, France, Germany 'abhor' nerve agent attack on Russian ex-spy

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Britain previously accused Russian Federation of being behind what it has called the "brazen" nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, in Salisbury, England, on March 4. "It is an assault on United Kingdom sovereignty and any such use by a State party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of worldwide law". Read More »

President lifts nationwide state of emergency

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Much of the anti-Muslim violence was concentrated in the central district of Kandy, 115 km northeast of the capital Colombo . He said an improvements in the security situation prompted him to end the emergency, under which security forces and the police had sweeping powers to detain suspects for long periods of time. Read More »

United Kingdom weather: Snow and wind warning across Wales

Snow has fallen across the North East again "mini beast from the east" bringing with it snow and ice warnings. The Met Office warnings for snow and ice began at 3am today for central Scotland and the North East, expanding to cover more of England tomorrow. Read More »

Russian Federation spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russian Federation claims

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Mr Johnson said: "He let down his party and country by seemingly aiding the efforts of the Russian propaganda machine by casting doubt over what is obvious to any objective onlooker". "And Porton Down, as we now all know, is the largest military facility in the United Kingdom that has been dealing with chemical weapons research - and it's actually only eight miles from Salisbury". Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy attack row

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The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow, to its headquarters on Saturday morning to inform him of the retaliatory measures. The minister blasted Russian Federation for its efforts to deny responsibility for the attempted hit in Salisbury . The current story began with the assassination attempt of a Russian spy in the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and his daughter who were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, UK. Read More »