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Supreme Court directs floor test on March 16 Supreme Court directs floor test on March 16
- March 15, 2017

He also said, that "We have an ideological fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and we will continue to fight against them". Though the Congress failed to get court relief, its workers held a protest demonstration outside the Raj Bhawan. (more...)
Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to carry out drone strikes Trump gives Central Intelligence Agency authority to carry out drone strikes
- March 15, 2017

Under former President Barack Obama, that authority was limited to the Pentagon in the name of transparency. The CIA's new authority, which was provided by Trump soon after his inauguration, was first used in February in a strike against senior al Qaeda leader in Syria, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, according to the Journal . (more...)
British Parliament backs Brexit - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT
- March 15, 2017

The bill was passed as introduced by the Theresa May government in the House of Commons, but the largely pro-EU House of Lords - where the ruling party does not have a majority - passed two amendments , much against the wishes of Prime Minister May. (more...)
Trump to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago
- March 14, 2017

Both the White House and representatives of Xi had not commented on the reports. Trump has previously hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago and has also spent numerous weekends there, taking a break from his time in Washington DC. (more...)
United States commandos who KILLED Osama bin Laden readying to WIPEOUT Kim Jong
- March 14, 2017

A decision will be announced today whether North Koreans with expired work permits will be repatriated or prohibited from leaving the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. On February 13, Jong-nam was believed to have been assassinated by two women with the lethal VX nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. (more...)
Saturday Night Live Reimagines Independence Day With Donald Trump Saturday Night Live Reimagines Independence Day With Donald Trump
- March 13, 2017

They're shapeshifters. They look like regular people but they're aliens. " Really ", the alien laughs. "No apple-agizing.", a reference to Baldwin's characterization of Trump not knowing the word "apologize" from an earlier sketch. SNL's President Trump wants to bring back coal rather than fighting aliens. The business of Trump Tower. If it was aliens vs. Trump , who would win? "I can not believe you were confirmed", Franken later says. (more...)
Hammond slammed for Hammond slammed for "rookie error" over national insurance contributions
- March 13, 2017

The Prime Minister mounted a vigorous defence of the reforms announced in the budget, but left the door open to the possibility of the UK Government making concessions to prevent a backbench rebellion. Mugleston added: "Our economy has seen an increase in self-employment for all manner of reasons, including innovation in technology and the internet revolutionising how many people live and work, as well no doubt, as a change in mindset for many ex-employees made redundant in the credit crisis ... (more...)
Murali not in race for post of KPCC chief Murali not in race for post of KPCC chief
- March 13, 2017

He had recently been injured in a road accident in Kozhikode. "Many in the party wish it does not repeat the mistake this time, when the new President would be selected", the leader said. Most of the time even he has found it hard to patch up issues between these groups. Sudheeran's resignation letter, sent to the high command by noon, was received and discussed by senior leaders, including A K Antony. (more...)
Radioactive Boars Rule Abandoned Japanese Towns In Wake Of Fukushima Disaster Radioactive Boars Rule Abandoned Japanese Towns In Wake Of Fukushima Disaster
- March 11, 2017

The task would be a lot easier if not for the hundreds of radioactive wild boars currently roaming within the now habitable zone. The New York Times , meanwhile, says that the boars "carry with them highly radioactive material" - with some having tested for radiation levels 300 times higher than safety standards. (more...)
THANK GOD!! Ciara AND The Baby 'Doing Well' After Her Car Crash! THANK GOD!! Ciara AND The Baby 'Doing Well' After Her Car Crash!
- March 11, 2017

Local police have responded to the scene. The Goodies singer appeared tense and upset while walking after the accident, while speaking on her phone. A source later told People that Ciara is "fine". That's great news for Ciara , who recently told Harper's Bazaar that she's looking forward to this next chapter of her life. (more...)
Turkish PM says must coordinate fully with US, Russia in Syria
- March 10, 2017

McCain said a recent visit to Turkey and meeting with Erdogan impressed upon him how "passionately opposed" the Turkish president is to the Kurdish forces the United States is working with in Syria. The talks, announced by Turkey, come amid rising tensions in northern Syria , where Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters, USA -backed Kurdish-led forces and Russian-allied Syrian troops are fighting their way toward the IS group's de facto capital, Raqqa. (more...)
The new Mumbai Mayor is Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar The new Mumbai Mayor is Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar
- March 09, 2017

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday said the BJP's "vow of transparency" at Hutatma Chowk would have meaning only if all MLAs and cabinet ministers take a similar oath, adding the government's "commitment to transparency" would be credible only if the opposition leader, media and the Lokayukta were allowed to attend the state cabinet meetings. (more...)
CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament CONCACAF announces Gold Cup groups for 2017 tournament
- March 09, 2017

The U.S. team is in Group B with Panama, Martinique and either Haiti and Nicaragua, which will play a two-legged playoff in late March. The tournament's 14th renewal will see last year's beaten finalists, Jamaica, open their campaign July 9 against minnows Curacao at the Qualcomm stadium, in San Diego, California. (more...)
Real Madrid have historically faced tough opposition in Italy Real Madrid have historically faced tough opposition in Italy
- March 08, 2017

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos performed another rescue act to wreck Napoli's courageous comeback attempt and take the Champions League title-holders into the quarter-finals on Tuesday after they had taken a first-half battering. Real Madrid nearly levelled on 29 minutes when Ronaldo burst into the area and saw his effort beat Jose Reina but rebound off the base of the post. (more...)
Cuomo will meet with Netanyahu during jaunt to Israel Cuomo will meet with Netanyahu during jaunt to Israel
- March 07, 2017

There have been more than 100 bomb threats against US Jewish organisations since the beginning of the year and three Jewish cemeteries have been vandalised, with some analysts blaming the politics of the Donald Trump era. NY has the largest Jewish population of any city outside of Israel. "I am going to put together a commission of people who will work on economic development between NY and Israel", Cuomo said. (more...)
Latest round of Syria peace talks ends on positive note Latest round of Syria peace talks ends on positive note
- March 06, 2017

In the latest cycle of talks, Syrian government and opposition representatives once more failed to meet to discuss the situation face-to-face. But Damascus pushed hard for counter-terrorism to be added to the agenda, against fierce resistance from the opposition who said the Syrian regime was "stalling" the talks to avoid engaging with political transition. (more...)
France's Fillon to talk politics amid scandal France's Fillon to talk politics amid scandal
- March 05, 2017

Florian Philippot, a vice president of Le Pen's National Front Party, told French broadcaster LCI that Le Pen "herself requested a judicial investigation be opened more than a year ago. The only obstacle to her march into the Elysee presidential palace is France's two-round electoral system, under which a candidate needs to secure more than 50 per cent of the vote to win outright in the first round. (more...)
McDonald's Is Finally Getting Mobile Ordering and Delivery
- March 05, 2017

Nearly 75 per cent of people in these countries live less than three miles from a McDonald's , the chain said right after revealing its ambition to "become the global leader in delivery". That renaissance had been spurred by the launch of All-Day Breakfast, putting pressure on McDonald's to show it had more than one move it could use. (more...)
Mother allegedly tried to drown two sons in Murray River Mother allegedly tried to drown two sons in Murray River
- March 05, 2017

Marine Rescue NSW, Echuca Moama Search and Rescue, Victoria Police and the SES assisted in the search. The mother (27) who can't be identified for legal reasons, was yesterday charged with attempted murder of her nine-year-old son. "The mother in this instance has been a really troubled individual, she's been a long term ice addict". The court also heard she allegedly told witnesses the night before that she "had to drown my babies". (more...)
Theresa May: Scotland's government 'obsessed' with independence Theresa May: Scotland's government 'obsessed' with independence
- March 04, 2017

But she warned that the Scottish National Party (SNP), which dominates the Scottish parliament, was failing on education and on raising living standards. The SNP, Scotland's main independence party, remains bullish on the subject, with MP Angus MacNeil telling Julia Hartley-Brewer that Theresa May knows another referendum would result in a secessionist victory. (more...)
Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria - US general Russia, Syria bombed US-backed fighters in Syria - US general
- March 04, 2017

The airstrikes resulted in some casualties among the Syrian Arab force, said Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of coalition forces supporting Iraqi and Syrian forces battling the Islamic State. The jumbled mess of competing forces in and around al Bab has increased the likelihood of mistakes or miscalculations. Russia, Turkey, the US and other countries are backing surrogate forces inside Syria, which has been in a civil war since 2011. (more...)
Top House Intel Dem says Federal Bureau of Investigation not forthcoming on Trump-Russia ties Top House Intel Dem says Federal Bureau of Investigation not forthcoming on Trump-Russia ties
- March 03, 2017

In his opening statement, Coats addressed that concern by listing activity by Russian Federation, along with that of China and North Korea, as among the main challenges faced by the United States. Both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are heading investigations into Russia's involvement in election hacking and surrounding matters. (more...)
German mayor appeals for calm as Syrian arrested for killing German mayor appeals for calm as Syrian arrested for killing
- March 03, 2017

The second man, 26-year-old Abdulrahman A.A., took part in an armed battle against government troops in Syria as part of the same al-Nusra unit. A Syrian refugee identified as Abdalfatah H. The former is suspected of killing 36 people prior to arriving in Germany, Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler declined to discuss reports that both men were asylum seekers. (more...)
Russia, Syria Mistakenly Bomb US-backed Syrian Fighters
- March 02, 2017

The US General also informed that US soldiers were just five kilometers away from the spot and the bombing stopped when US soldiers informed Russians on special hotline. "The ISIS fighters withdrew, and the Syrian Arab Coalition fighters advanced into those villages", the general explained. The Russians likely believed they were hitting Islamic State targets and ceased the strikes on Tuesday once they were notified by US forces, Townsend told reporters during a video press briefing. (more...)
Fikile Mbalula admits SA might've dropped Commonwealth Games ball
- March 01, 2017

Liverpool has expressed its interest in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games after doubts grew over the ability of Durban to carry through its successful bid. Durban 2022 would be the first time a major global multi-sport event is staged in Africa and was seen as the launchpad for a bid from South Africa for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (more...)
Kerala bishop arrested for raping minor girl Kerala bishop arrested for raping minor girl
- March 01, 2017

Robin Vadakkanchery, 49, a parish vicar near Kannur , was also the manager of the Church-backed school, where the girl was a Class 11 student. The police said the priest had promised money to the girl's father for accepting the paternity of the child. (more...)
Iran test-fires two more missiles during naval exercises Iran test-fires two more missiles during naval exercises
- March 01, 2017

It comes after tensions between the USA and Iran heighten, following the election of President Donald Trump and Tehran's earlier test firing of ballistic missiles. This news comes just as tensions are rising between the Trump administration and Iran. Acknowledging the 1,000,000 people of Iranian descent living in America, Ahmadinejad said that United States policies should "value respect toward the diversity of nations and races". (more...)
The Government Reverses Position on Texas Voter ID Law
- March 01, 2017

Department of Justice is pulling out of the voter ID lawsuit filed against Texas, accusing its restrictive 2011 voter ID law of being intentionally discriminatory against minority voters. "We will move forward", Lang said . That effort had the Justice Department's support - until recently. As a former USA attorney and lawmaker, Sessions has repeatedly sounded the alarm about voter fraud - an exceptionally rare occurrence - citing it as justification for voter ID laws. (more...)
Samsung heir indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges
- March 01, 2017

It was apparently the younger Lee's greed that led him to white collar crime. Grandson of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul, Lee Jae-yong is now acting vice-chairman of the group after his father suffered a heart-attack in 2014. State prosecutors did not press charges against Park because of her presidential immunity from criminal indictment. Lee transferred tens of millions of dollars to organizations controlled by Choi Soon-sil, confident to the former president and key figure in the ... (more...)
Iran requests 950 tons of uranium from Kazakhstan
- February 28, 2017

Iran's enriched uranium stockpile is actually under half of the amount allowed in the nuclear deal. "The deal (on yellow cake) is expected to be implemented in three years", he said, as 650 tons of the yellow cake shipment will arrive in Tehran in two batches in two years and the remaining 300 tons will arrive in the third year. (more...)