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Putin wins election (but there's only ever one result in Russia)

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Other examples from observers and social media included ballot boxes being stuffed with extra ballots in multiple regions; an election official assaulting an observer; CCTV cameras obscured by flags or nets from watching ballot boxes; discrepancies in ballot numbers; last-minute voter registration changes likely created to boost turnout; and a huge pro-Putin sign in one polling station. Read More »

U.S. imposed sanctions against 19 Russian citizens and 5 organizations

It was not clear what impact the attacks had on the United States energy and industrial firms that were targeted. The Trump administration confirmed Thursday it was enacting the new sanctions on Russian Federation, including individuals indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller , in a sweeping new effort to punish Moscow for its attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-appointed to 5-year term

The National People's Congress also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president . Mr Wang's appointment shows that "he's a really important political advisor", said Kerry Brown, director of the Lau China Institute at King's College London. Read More »

No new bars in Kerala, minister rubbishes rumours

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This liquor policy is going to be even more unsafe, a (bigger) disaster than the Ockhi cyclone. "Liquor policy is another Ockhi tragedy", he said. The LDF government, he said, had chosen to deviate from its declared liquor policy at a time when the Supreme Court verdict on relocating liquor outlets from national highways had aroused much hope in the minds of the people. Read More »

FIU Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues For Reckless Negligence

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To some engineers the decision of installing the main concrete segment over a busy road before building its main support tower was confusing. The collapse, which killed six when it crashed onto traffic passing underneath, happened just days after the bridge, which had been assembled off-site, had been installed in a period of hours over Southwest Eighth Street in Miami. Read More »

Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

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Amy Yu was believed to be a willing companion to Esterly, and have reportedly left with him in a one-way flight out of Dallas, Texas to Cancun, Mexico. During the interaction, Amy's mother called police, who warned the Esterlys to stay away from their home. Yu and Esterly have been reported missing since March 5, and they have not been found since the teen did not return home from school that night - until now. Read More »

Claims money issues the cause of Donald Trump Jr divorce

However, it would only be a matter of years before their marriage came to an end. Don Jr. and Vanessa have five children together. But in light of the Russian Federation investigation and comments leaking out daily, experts like lawyer Bonnie Rabin are asking if things are so amicable, why hire a criminal defense attorney? But Manhattan family law expert Bonnie Rabin had this to say to Page Six about Vanessa Trump's choice of legal representation: "It's a curious choice if it's an ... Read More »

Throne Speech Fails to Inspire PC Leader Doug Ford

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Health care is poised to be a major focus of the coming budget, the government said, promising "significant investments" in hospital operations with a view to reducing hospital wait times. The government said last week that the 2018 budget will run a deficit of one per cent gross domestic product - which could be as high as $8 billion - would map out "a clear path" back to balance. Read More »

Lower Mainland men accused of attacking autistic man in Ontario

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Officers were called to a home near Confederation Pkwy and Huntington Ridge Dr. Thursday afternoon. The homeowner told police a man tried to get into the house by saying he worked for the government and flashing a fake police badge. "I think this shows the power of social media", Sohi said. "We believe at least one might be from British Columbia", said Const. Iryna Yashnyk. The first wanted man is described as South Asian with a light complexion, and 5-foot-10 with a thin build. Read More »

Turkish police seize radioactive material in Ankara raid

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The article reported that anti-smuggling teams in the city conducted the operation in Pursaklar district upon a tipoff. The four suspects, believed to be part of a larger criminal organization, reportedly meant to sell 1.4 kg of the material on the black market for $72 million. Read More »

Israel slashes jail sentence of soldier who executed Palestinian

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In civilian proceedings, convicts have to serve two-thirds of their sentence before seeking parole. During the hearing, the prosecution argued against Azaria's release. Azaria became the target of an investigation after a rights activist captured him on film fatally shooting al-Sharif, who was unarmed and injured at the time of the incident. Read More »

Holocaust memorial ceremony canceled after Poland censors Israeli speech

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Polish officials appear to be testing a new law that criminalizes mentioning Polish complicity in the Holocaust, even before its constitutionality has been decided . In a statement sent to The Jerusalem Post , Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said: "Indeed, the mayor of Kiryat Bialik approached me and after consulting with the professional staff of the Foreign Ministry, Israel is not prepared to compromise on historical facts". Read More »

Russian presidential elections result to be out Monday

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Gone were the Soviet days when there was just one name on the ballot and the victor habitually harvested 99 percent of the vote. As of late Sunday, it was unclear whether the Kremlin had achieved the magic "70/70" formula: A 70% voter turnout, with Putin winning 70% of the votes. Read More »

Abbas accuses Hamas of last week's bomb attack against Palestinian PM

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At a Fatah faction event in Ramallah, the ageing leader said he would take "national, legal and financial measures" against "Gaza" in response, without elaborating. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labelled the USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" on Monday during a scathing attack on Donald Trump's policies. Read More »

Players not willing to come to Pakistan shouldn't be considered: Nadeem Omar

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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said as a back-up plan, franchises can keep strong replacements ready for the matches in Pakistan in case some of their foreign players did not travel with the teams. It is a very great gesture by them and will surely help us revive full-fledged global cricket here. "I am more concerned over Pakistan cricket and the PSL future". Read More »

Attempted Murder Suspect Escapes From Medical Facility

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Police said Venzor was able to get away at Denver Health Medical Center at 777 Bannock St. Sister station KCNC reports Mauricio Venzor escaped just after dawn from the facility he was being held in. He was reportedly wearing leg irons and wasn't in handcuffs and had on a dark green uniform that had the letters CCMF on it. Venzor is approximately 5-foot-7 and weighs 170 pounds. Read More »

Renaissance Technologies LLC Increases Stake in Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC)

Angled up and price is moving up (or was recently) overall, angled down and price is moving down overall, moving sideways and the price is likely in a range. As far as the long term business investment is concerned, one should keep in mind that evaluating performance with long timeframe will lend a hand to corporate investors, shareholders and stakeholders to make more precise investment decisions that consist of Perf Quarter, Perf Half Y, Perf Year and Perf YTD. Read More »

White House Names Christopher Liddell as a Deputy Chief of Staff

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Chris Liddell, a senior White House aide and former top exec at Microsoft and General Motors, now works closely with the president's son-in-law as director of strategic initiatives. He went on to have a stellar business career in the United States, starting as CFO of Carter Holt's parent International Paper then going on to senior roles at Microsoft and General Motors. Read More »

Germany: US will fail if it tries to split Europe

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Altmaier, who will travel to Washington later on Sunday, told the Handelsblatt newspaper that he prepared for his meetings with usa officials in close coordination with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. The newspaper also quoted Altmaier as saying that the European Union is still open to discuss numerous specific areas where the U.S. or other countries felt they are not getting what they deserve. Read More »

Blink-182 Books Las Vegas Residency - Dates Revealed!

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According to Us Weekly , Blink-182, which now consists of Hoppus as well as Travis Barker and Matt Skiba , is planning to perform their band's hits as well songs from their seventh studio album California , which was released in July 2016. Read More »

JNU administration blames section of students, teachers for campus chaos

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Johri has been accused of sexual harassment by his students. The students raised slogans against the university officials and Delhi Police. "Four days after eight women students came forward with sexual harassment complaints against the professor, no action has been taken against him and just one FIR has been lodged", Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) vice-president Simone Zoya Khan said. Read More »

Alabama AD throws major shade at UCF after women's basketball win

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The Alabama Crimson Tide may have won the CFP National Title Game back in January, but that hasn't stopped the undefeated UCF Knights from proclaiming themselves to be the champions of the 2017 college football season. And the championship talk hasn't died down. Even the upstart UMBC Retrievers got drawn into the controversy after their historic upset of the NCAA Tournament's top seed, Virginia. Read More »

VW to invest $340 million in new 5-seat, Chattanooga-built SUV

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Woebcken, Volkswagen President and CEO, in a statement. "During my time as Governor, I've watched Volkswagen Chattanooga flourish from a single vehicle producer, starting with the Passat, into what it is today-a thriving USA manufacturing operation that can produce three models, and counting", said Governor Haslam. Read More »

Vladimir Putin takes 77% of the vote in election victory

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Saying there would be no "arms race", he promised to cut defence spending. In previous races, he won 53 per cent of the vote in the 2000 presidential election, 71 per cent in 2004 and 64 per cent in 2012. Despite criticisms of the Kremlin's actions ahead of the election, Putin is a genuinely popular figure in Russian Federation, and confrontation with the West has boosted his approval ratings, past polling shows. Read More »

Trump bans Venezuelan cryptocurrency in the US

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In August, the U.S. Treasury prohibited U.S. financial institutions from dealing with Venezuelan debt. The executive order says that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is trying to avoid US sanctions against Venezuela with this new cryptocurrency. Read More »

White House Says Trump Not Considering Firing Special Counsel Mueller

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That Saturday also marked the first time that Trump mentioned Mueller by name in his criticisms about the investigation, which he calls a " witch hunt ". Initially Mr Dowd said he was speaking for the president but later clarified he was "speaking for myself". The White House publicly denied Sunday that Trump would do so. Read More »

American Idol: Maddie Zahm Diagnosed With PCOS, Gained Rapid Weight

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Cautious before answering, he admitted: "I'm sorry for this Katy ..." However when he said: "I love Taylor Swift! ". In fact, Katy Perry insisted that he call her right then and wanted to be the first person to talk to her. Taylor also appeared to mock her rival in the video for her single Look What You Made Me Do, as she was shown destroying the same model of Lamborghini vehicle Katy used in a previous video. Read More »

Former head of Catholic Church in Britain dies after fall

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He said: "At 1am on 19 March 2018, his eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of St Andrews & Edinburgh, died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne surrounded by family and friends and fortified by the rites of Holy Church. Read More »

Former Cornell Student Accused of Having a Cache of Weapons

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Reynolds following the reported seizure by the City of Ithaca Police Department earlier this month of a number of weapons in his possession at his residence in the city's Collegetown neighborhood", Cornell University Police Chief Kathy Zoner said in a statement. Read More »