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Global Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation
Author: 0 Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

Sweden's embassy in Pyongyang also represents US, Canadian and Australian diplomatic interests in North Korea, with the country playing a key role in liaising diplomatic talks. "But we are not naive in believing we can solve the world's problems". The trip by Ri is being closely watched because there remains a huge amount of preparation that needs to be done and relatively little time before Kim is supposedly planning to sit down for summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump.

Global Revert to ballot papers, dump voting machines: Congress
Author: 0 Revert to ballot papers, dump voting machines: Congress

Sachin Pilot says under Rahul, Congress will win 2019 polls To those who challenge us, I would say.as of now we have won by-polls under leadership of Rahul Gandhi , soon you'll see us winning states and in 2019 Congress will win the elections: Sachin Pilot at Congress Plenary Session 2.

Global North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today
Author: 0 North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho is heading to Sweden for a two-day visit, the Swedish government said on Thursday. Kono asked Vice-President Mike Pence to ensure that the decades-old issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea would be raised - along with the nuclear and missile issue - in any summit between Trump and Kim, Kyodo news agency reported.

Global Chelsea to contact UEFA over fan clashes in Barcelona
Author: 0 Chelsea to contact UEFA over fan clashes in Barcelona

If we win, we can play another semi-final at Wembley. Conte, however, is adamant that he will not prioritise the remainder of the Premier League campaign over the chance for more silverware. The Blues' have barely put up a fight to retain their title this season, and are struggling to qualify for the Champions League , where they now sit outside the top four in the Premier League table .

Global Adrian Lamo, Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Found Dead
Author: 0 Adrian Lamo, Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Found Dead

Kate Flavin, a spokeswoman for Sedgwick County, Kansas, where Lamo lived, and for the county's regional forensic science center, confirmed his death. Adrian Lamo , a hacker who informed the government about Chelsea Manning's theft of secret documents, has reportedly died.

Global Haley slams Russian Federation over spy poisoning in Britain
Author: 0 Haley slams Russian Federation over spy poisoning in Britain

The foreign ministry in Moscow summoned United Kingdom ambassador Laurie Bristow on Saturday to tell him of the retaliation for May's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from London. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. In a joint statement with the leaders of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on Thursday, the USA blamed Moscow for a brazen nerve agent attack on a Russian double agent and his daughter on British soil on March 4.

Global Trump to raise $5 million in California for re-election bid
Author: 0 Trump to raise $5 million in California for re-election bid

What's more , federal courts across the country have upheld challenges against the practice of detaining immigrants for ICE, forcing some states and localities to institute laws that ban the practice. Both the barriers and local law enforcement are ready for an afternoon inspection by the president, who likely will be pleased with what could become his proverbial "big, lovely wall".

Global UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits Scene of Nerve Agent Attack
Author: 0 UK Prime Minister Theresa May Visits Scene of Nerve Agent Attack

The foreign office said that Britain's National Security Council will meet to discuss further actions against Russian Federation. They called on Russian Federation to provide a complete disclosure of the Novichok programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

Global Crack in Florida bridge deemed no concern just hours before collapse
Author: 0 Crack in Florida bridge deemed no concern just hours before collapse

FIGG Bridge Group, whose motto is "Creating Bridges as Art", was also hired to do an independent design review of concrete piers of the Moses Wheeler Bridge between Milford and Stratford, Rolfe said. They said at this time, they have not confirmed that on their own. "She died when the bridge collapsed on top of her", her heart-broken father, Orlando Duran said.

Global New Banksy mural protests imprisonment of Turkish artist
Author: 0 New Banksy mural protests imprisonment of Turkish artist

Dogan is drawn behind bars, with the final bar changed into a pencil, with the words "Free Zehra Dogan" at the bottom of the mural. A painting of Dogan's face is also seen behind one set of the bars. In 2015, she was given the annual Metin Göktepe Journalism Award for her series of articles about Yazidi women escaping from ISIS captivity. According to Pen America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the right to freedom of expression, Doğan was charged with having connections ...

Global USA hits Russian Federation with sanctions for election meddling
Author: 0 USA hits Russian Federation with sanctions for election meddling

Details of that campaign were laid out in an indictment document of involved Russian individuals and entities last month from the Justice Department's special counsel, Robert Mueller . Congress passes laws and the executive enforces them. "It is tied to USA internal disorder, tied of course to our electoral calendar", Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Russian state news agency Tass.

Global Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump Calling it Quits
Author: 0 Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa Trump Calling it Quits

According to Page Six , Vanessa filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning they're not likely to fight over custody of their children or their assets. The first part of his caption is a clear reference to his marriage woes, which went public when he and Vanessa announced they were ending their relationship after 12 years together on March 15.

Global Insurgent attack kills 10 Afghan security forces
Author: 0 Insurgent attack kills 10 Afghan security forces

In recent days, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a ceasefire and political power as part of what some analysts have described as unprecedented USA -backed peace negotiations. "It may not be that the whole Taliban comes over in one fell swoop". That would be a bridge too far right now to expect. "We want the Afghans to lead and provide the substance to the reconciliation effort", Mattis said.

Global Stormy Daniels was physically threatened, lawyer says
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels was physically threatened, lawyer says

The attorney for Stormy Daniels , the pornographic actor who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump , said Daniels had been threatened with physical harm. Earlier this week, Daniels offered to return to Trump every penny of the alleged $130,000 hush money payment so her 60 Minutes interview can air.

Global Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization Documents
Author: 0 Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization Documents

The reports from the New York Times , the Associated Press, and other media on March 15, citing sources knowledgeable about the matter, were the first to say Mueller is demanding materials directly related to Trump's businesses as part of his investigation into connections between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Global Tips, Gold Cup race updates and latest results
Author: 0 Tips, Gold Cup race updates and latest results

Might Bite , bidding to give Nicky Henderson an unprecedented treble after the victories of Buveur D'Air in the Champion Hurdle and Altior in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, appeared to be going the better of the two as they turned for home.

Global Former South?Africa Leader Zuma To Be Prosecuted On Corruption Charges
Author: 0 Former South?Africa Leader Zuma To Be Prosecuted On Corruption Charges

The prosecutor's office said Friday it would fight to make sure that taxpayers would not have to carry Zuma's legal costs in a forthcoming trial. The charges relate to a R30-billion government arms deal in the late 1990s. "It is a fight that we have been waging in the Courts for nearly nine years and today's decision is a vindication of the decision to challenge the dropping of the charges".

Global Now, UK to invest £48m in chemical weapons defence after spy poisoning
Author: 0 Now, UK to invest £48m in chemical weapons defence after spy poisoning

In a speech on Thursday the Defence Secretary blasted Moscow for the "reckless" nerve gas attack in Salisbury and said Russian Federation should "go away and shut up". 'That is what they are wanting to see: Britain standing together against this great threat'. His comments came after a major speech Thursday in which he said he planned to vaccinate British soldiers against anthrax and build a new chemical weapons center to prepare the country for a new kind of warfare.

Global White House denies report that Donald Trump is about to oust McMaster
Author: 0 White House denies report that Donald Trump is about to oust McMaster

H.R. McMaster - contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC". Reports also say that Trump is considering replacing Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, with some indicating he is seriously looking at veteran and Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth.

Global Ex-Trump campaign chair asks judge to dismiss charges
Author: 0 Ex-Trump campaign chair asks judge to dismiss charges

Ellis III of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia wrote Tuesday. Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed a motion on Wednesday to dismiss the charges against him. Instead, the indictments are focused on foreign consulting work for Yanukovych that ended in 2014 and on years-old bank accounts and tax filings, they said.

Global TTV Dinakaran launches his own political party in Tamil Nadu
Author: 0 TTV Dinakaran launches his own political party in Tamil Nadu

And now with the new outfit, Dhinakaran aims to carry forward Jayalalithaa's legacy. "Our goal is to retrieve AIADMK and it's symbol "Two Leaves" from the betrayers - O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami", Dhinakaran said. She and her family had attempted to take charge of the party, prompting a faction led by then CM O Panneerselvam to break away. "Jayakumar might have brushed aside Dhinakaran, calling him a Shani .

Global Pakistan ranked happiest among neighbouring countries
Author: 0 Pakistan ranked happiest among neighbouring countries

The criteria of the ranking is GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and lack of corruption. A close look at the top 10 countries of 2018 revealed that the Nordics are in the top league- Finland , Norway , Denmark , Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.

Global Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire
Author: 0 Sessions May Fire McCabe Days Before He's Set to Retire

To the contrary, the person described a tense conversation with the Justice Department in which McCabe insisted his agents had the authority to keep investigating. He - like others in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department - has been a frequent target of President Trump's ire. The Justice Department's inspector general said that McCabe had not been forthcoming during the review, though details about what the official failed to say were not clear.

Global Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Cumbria
Author: 0 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Cumbria

Theresa May told MPs yesterday that 23 diplomats - who she described as "undeclared intelligence officers" - would be expelled within a week, as well as revealing that the Royal Family and ministers would boycott this summer's World Cup. The UK's response, said the Labour leader, should be underpinned by support for the rule of law and global agreements and respect for human rights.

Global PM Condoles Victims Of TN Fire, Nepal Plane Crash
Author: 0 PM Condoles Victims Of TN Fire, Nepal Plane Crash

Locals said the fire broke out at noon on Sunday. Local agencies carried out intensive searches through Monday to determine if more people were stranded on the hills, as operations to douse the fire continued. Central Portugal is battling a massive forest fire. A probe has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the fire, the official said. On Monday, Tamil Nadu deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam took stock of the situation on the hills.

Global Coutinho: Neymar's return to Barcelona 'would be awesome'
Author: 0 Coutinho: Neymar's return to Barcelona 'would be awesome'

Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona from Liverpool during the January transfer window, added to the speculation by claiming it would be great to play with his compatriot at club level. Al-Khelaifi also refuted suggestions that the Ligue 1 leaders would lose their biggest star. Les Parisiens are eyeing a move for David De Gea, and are set to battle Real Madrid for the Manchester United number one.

Global Arun Jaitley files nomination for RS poll
Author: 0 Arun Jaitley files nomination for RS poll

In the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the BJP's strength is 165, the Congress has 57 legislators, the BSP has four, while there are three Independents and one nominated member, an Assembly official said. Two other BJP leaders Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni also submitted the nomination forms. It is already learnt to have won over four independents in the state assembly leaving it with just a few more votes needed for its 9th candidate.

Global Trump taps Pompeo as Tillerson's replacement: Iran sanctions to follow?
Author: 0 Trump taps Pompeo as Tillerson's replacement: Iran sanctions to follow?

The reason for the latest rift was unclear, but Trump and Tillerson have often appeared at odds over policies such as the nuclear deal with Iran and the tone of United States diplomacy. Or perhaps it's because, last autumn, reports emerged about Mr. Tillerson calling his boss a "moron" in private. "The relationship between top management and the bulk of the State Department was toxic", said Ambassador James F.

Global Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy during rare Gaza visit
Author: 0 Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy during rare Gaza visit

Three cars in the convoy also were damaged. The prime minister entered Gaza along with Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj at around 10 a.m. local time. Haaretz noted Hamdallah's rise in stature could be attributed to his close ties with "two of the strongmen in Fatah and in the coterie of the late PA Chairman Yasser Arafat ".

Global Sukma: Nine CRPF Personnel Killed in Naxal Attack
Author: 0 Sukma: Nine CRPF Personnel Killed in Naxal Attack

In another encounter, one Naxal was gunned down by CRPF personnel in Bijapur district on Tuesday, he added. "Seeing the response of 208 CoBRA, the Maoists initially fled away". According to reports, around 10 jawans were also injured in the explosion, but there was no official confirmation yet, he said. The paramilitary force, along with contingents of the state police, has set up three bases in the dense and remote jungles of the 4,000 sq km region which essentially means "abujh" ...

Global There are 7000 pairs of shoes outside the Capitol. Here's why
Author: 0 There are 7000 pairs of shoes outside the Capitol. Here's why

To stage the protest, Avaaz crowdsourced the thousands of pairs of shoes from the families of the victims of gun violence and concerned citizens. Explaining the meaning behind the installation, he said, "There's nobody in those shoes, it's like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence".

Global PA Republican unsurprised by close race
Author: 0 PA Republican unsurprised by close race

As I said before if President Trump's in your corner, how can you lose? "And I tell you, many of them have a hatred for our country". "They have a hatred for God". Lamb claims that he is personally opposed to abortion but is supportive of so-called abortion rights. Lamb told the Weekly Standard he doesn't support a ban on abortion at 20 weeks.

Global Trump's Longtime Personal Assistant Fired for 'Unspecified Security Issue'
Author: 0 Trump's Longtime Personal Assistant Fired for 'Unspecified Security Issue'

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning. McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday after he was sacked over security concerns, two sources familiar with the matter told the Journal . Trump and his wife, Melania, treated McEntee like a son, two people familiar with their relationship said. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side.

Global Hillary Tells India How Awful Americans Are
Author: 0 Hillary Tells India How Awful Americans Are

Tomorrow, she is also scheduled to visit the carpet-making units of Salawas village in Jodhpur, where she will interact with weavers and witness the making of carpets, district administration officials said . Trump had said that the climate deal was frightful for the United States and benefited developing countries like India and China. Yet this is the picture Clinton painted of Trump's support.

Global Trump examines prototypes for border wall amid protests
Author: 0 Trump examines prototypes for border wall amid protests

Demonstrators draped themselves in USA flags and waved placards emblazoned with slogans such as "Humpty Trumpty will fall off his wall", "Resist unstable idiot", and "No hate in the Golden State". "I'll take you to East L.A. and Boyle Heights, " he said. "No wall!" near the San Ysidro crossing, where tens of thousands of people enter the USA daily from Tijuana, Mexico, many on their way to work or school in San Diego.

Global Families of Bangladesh plane crash victims reach Nepal
Author: 0 Families of Bangladesh plane crash victims reach Nepal

The survivor said that they were hovering above airport area for a few minutes before the plane actually landed. "It was not immediately clear if the pilot had issued a "Mayday" call, or distress signal". The plane , which was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka , had 33 Nepali, 32 Bangladeshi, one Chinese and one Maldivian passenger on board. However, the US-Bangla airlines have said that no clear instructions were given.

Global European Union presses Britain to 'face up to hard facts' on Brexit
Author: 0 European Union presses Britain to 'face up to hard facts' on Brexit

Mr Juncker was cheered by Eurosceptic MEPs as he noted the UK's departure was due on March 29th, 2019. "As my good friend [the former Irish PM] John Bruton wrote in a recent article, "The most valuable test that Mrs May wishes to apply to a Brexit agreement is that it should be one that would endure and not require constant renegotiation".

Author: 0 Colombia vote result could dent leftist's presidency bid, pleasing market

After disbanding a year ago, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) converted to a political party with the same initials. As Colombia adjusts to the end of Latin America's longest-running armed conflict, the FARC is pitching its defense of the poor and other proposals to a traditionally conservative electorate, divided between those who accept its new role in politics and those who demand its leaders go to jail.

Global Turkish forces close in on city center of Syria's Afrin
Author: 0 Turkish forces close in on city center of Syria's Afrin

The Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army clear five more villages in Syria's northwestern enclave of Afrin from the PKK-linked YPG as part of Operation Olive Branch. Because of possible links with the PKK , Turkey has categorized Syria's Kurdhish militia as a "terrorist organization" and vows to act accordingly against it.

Global Meghan Markle attends first official event with the Queen
Author: 0 Meghan Markle attends first official event with the Queen

Inside Westminster Abbey , Markle was seated in the second row near the queen and just behind her father-in-law-to-be, Prince Charles . The officer told the Daily Express: "Even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real , I guarantee that she will have been petrified".

Global Killed As Private Jet From UAE To Turkey Crashes In Iran
Author: 0 Killed As Private Jet From UAE To Turkey Crashes In Iran

The Istanbul-bound plane, which took off from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates , was carrying eight passengers and three crew members, Iranian Students News Agency ( ISNA ) reported. Six rescue teams were dispatched to the site of the crash, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency . Flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 writes the plane gained altitude and within minutes dropped drastically.

Global Goldman Sachs President Harvey Schwartz to Retire
Author: 0 Goldman Sachs President Harvey Schwartz to Retire

The bank announced that Harvey Schwartz , the firm's president and co-chief operating officer, has made a decision to retire effective April 20. Blankfein, 63, has served as the bank's CEO for about 12 years. Picking Solomon is consistent with Goldman's growth plan outlined last fall in which it emphasized greater investment banking presence in the middle market, as well as stepped-up operations in asset management and newer ventures in online banking, said Wang.

Global Trump Calls Chuck Todd A 'Son Of AB**ch'
Author: 0 Trump Calls Chuck Todd A 'Son Of AB**ch'

He's had him over to the White House for off the record sessions, which usually begin with the president yelling at Chuck, Chuck yelling back, and then they settle down to have a civil conversation. "And I'm saying, you know, I'm really smart". He said that while it's fair game for Trump to publicly criticize Todd, it's not acceptable for the president to call him a " son of a b**ch ".

Global SIPRI: Conflicts fuel weapon deliveries to Middle East, Asia
Author: 0 SIPRI: Conflicts fuel weapon deliveries to Middle East, Asia

Its exports increased by 25 per cent between 2008-12 and 2013-17. It also accounted for 71 percent of weapons imports to Bangladesh and for 70 percent of imports to India's nuclear-armed rival, Pakistan. The Communist nation's arms imports fell by 19% between 2008 and 2012 and 2013-17. The United States cemented its position as the world's top arms exporter during the five-year period ending 2017, selling about a third of the world's weapons.

Global Samajwadi Party Leader Naresh Agrawal joins BJP
Author: 0 Samajwadi Party Leader Naresh Agrawal joins BJP

The SP nominated Jaya Bachchan as its only candidate and chose to extendd the remaining votes to BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar. "I have been compared with those who dance and work in films ", Naresh Agrawal said today at an event in Delhi to mark his entry to the BJP.

Global Stormy Daniels offers to return $130K
Author: 0 Stormy Daniels offers to return $130K

Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , has been trying to block a potentially explosive new TV interview with Stephanie Clifford , 38, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels . If the judge agrees, Daniels will be free to talk about the alleged affair without fear of any financial reprisals from Trump and his lawyer. The actress claims she had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006, shortly after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron-an allegation the president denies.

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