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Global Why you need to turn your lights off at 8:30pm tonight
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These include things like carrying a reusable coffee cup and washing clothes at 30 degrees or lower. The UAE joined countries all over the world in marking Earth Hour on Saturday evening by switching off thousands of lights. In 2017, as many as 187 nations took part in the event showing the seriousness people attached to the issue of the planet's well-being. With global temperatures the highest on record, O'Gorman said this year's theme was the impact of climate change on biodiversity ...

Global French strikes over Macron reforms turn ugly
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The three leaders also agreed on "the importance of sending a strong European message in response to Russia's actions and agreed to remain in close contact in coming days", said the spokesperson. So far Macron's government appears to be betting that the strike will ease once the overhaul is implemented by decree, shortly after a four-day debate in parliament starting April 9.

Global Trump says he is considering vetoing Omnibus Spending bill
Author: 0 Trump says he is considering vetoing Omnibus Spending bill

But I'll never do it again. However, in a major blow to Democrats, it set aside the issue of the so-called 'Dreamers, who are in legal limbo following the Trump administration's repeal of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Reith said the only thing they can do now is get ready to take their fight to the polls, where they hope to have an historic Latino and Asian vote in the Natural State.

Global Egyptian court suspends Uber and Careem licenses
Author: 0 Egyptian court suspends Uber and Careem licenses

The case was filed by local taxi drivers who accused San Francisco-based Uber and United Arab Emirates-based Careem of violating Egyptian traffic laws by using private vehicles for commercial purposes. In October, Uber announced Dollars 20 million of investment in its new support centre in Cairo. It has had to make deals with local auto dealerships to provide its drivers with affordable vehicles and adjust its ride prices to ensure its workers were not hit too hard by inflation.

Global Kupwara encounter: 5 jawans martyred , body of 5th terrorist recovered
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Security forces killed at least four militants on Tuesday. SRINAGAR , Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 20 (Xinhua) - Four militants were killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, army said. The reports of four terrorists being killed were confirmed by a senior defence spokesperson. He said huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the encounter site.

Global Family Easter egg hunt to take place in Richmond
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Courtesy of the Optimist Club of Elmira, there will be plenty of eggs to go around for their annual Easter Egg Hunt . KROGER: Children ages 10 and under can take part in an Easter Egg hunt at 11 a.m. Commerce City Adult Easter Egg Hunt - 2 p.m.to 5 p.m. The afternoon event includes activities, a scavenger hunt and more. 10 a.m.in Port Isabel at Beulah Lee Park, located on Highway 100.

Global Why the US Should Pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Author: 0 Why the US Should Pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal

USA officials are taking a two-track approach to the Iran nuclear deal, negotiating with allies to make changes demanded by President Donald Trump even as they prepare to walk away from the worldwide agreement. These may include new European sanctions on Iranian ballistic missile tests, pledges to support more rigorous inspections, and a declaration of readiness to try to negotiate an eventual follow-on agreement to address the issue of sunset clauses.

Global Mississippi Governor Taps Cindy Hyde-Smith To Replace Thad Cochran
Author: 0 Mississippi Governor Taps Cindy Hyde-Smith To Replace Thad Cochran

JACKSON, Miss . - In a story March 21 about a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi , The Associated Press erroneously reported the end date of a term started by Republican Thad Cochran . "I look forward to being her colleague and working with her to serve all Mississippians", says Wicker. Thad Cochran's soon-to-be vacant seat-in November's special election.

Global Time magazine points to Russian Federation as driver of Venezuelan Petro
Author: 0 Time magazine points to Russian Federation as driver of Venezuelan Petro

Nicolas Maduro , the President of Venezuela , launched the Petro cryptocurrency, expecting it to help conquer the existing economic crisis, accompanied by recession and inflation. According to report , the US President Donald Trump ban any US citizen from dealing in Petro . The U.S. official, however, said the Maduro government had refused direct assistance.

Global Nigeria, South Africa absent as 44 African countries sign free trade agreement
Author: 0 Nigeria, South Africa absent as 44 African countries sign free trade agreement

Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohammed said the creation of the AfCFTA is a major milestone where all countries, including Kenya, can freely access huge markets like those offered by South Africa and Nigeria . "This is a historic pact which has been almost 40 years in the making, and it represents a major advance for African integration and unity", AU Chairperson and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said.

Global Members use tear gas to block vote in Kosovo parliament
Author: 0 Members use tear gas to block vote in Kosovo parliament

Parliament speaker Kadri Veseli said the session will continue when the situation in the parliament chamber returns to normality, a video stream live from the parliament showed. Nataliya Apostolova, the European Union's ambassador, wrote on Twitter: "Appalled by tear gas release in Kosovo Assembly!" U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Greg Delawie tweeted that "violence as a political tool has no place".

Global UMBC rushes to trademark 'Retrievers' after upset win
Author: 0 UMBC rushes to trademark 'Retrievers' after upset win

Throughout the first half, the UMBC Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (yes seriously) sprinted to keep up with the no. 1 seed, managing to make it to the second half tied at 21. And it's what you do over the course of 35 games that determines what kind of coach you are. CHARLOTTE , N.C. -So how do you top winning your conference tournament on a buzzer-beater three-pointer? "We didn't know what seed we would be when we won the America East championship", Retrievers guard Jairus Lyles said.

Global Senate Intelligence Committee to Question Homeland Security Head
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The report reads that the major USA departments, including the Department of State and the Department of Defense, should engage with Washington's allies in order to forge new regulations in the sphere of global cybersecurity. Lawmakers' suggestions largely mirror solutions that election experts from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law have been pushing for years.

Global Trump hails arms sales to Saudi as he hosts Crown Prince
Author: 0 Trump hails arms sales to Saudi as he hosts Crown Prince

He hailed the military sales as a boost to American jobs . Prince Mohammed is on a mission during his three-week US visit to improve the perception of his nation in the eyes of Americans, who have viewed Saudi Arabia warily because of its conservative social mores, unequal treatment of women and, more recently, deadly military campaign in Yemen .

Global Putin, Trump want better ties, plan summit
Author: 0 Putin, Trump want better ties, plan summit

Trump and Putin meet at the G-20 Summit in Germany in July 2017. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona criticized the president on Twitter. "I congratulated him on the victory, the electoral victory", Trump told reporters at the White House while meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Global #Dapchi Girls: Boko Haram Withholds One Christian Girl
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The pronounced laxity with which the authorities allowed Boko Haram free access to abduct and return the girls within Dapchi unchallenged suggests a precarious complicity of the Federal Government and the security agencies in the protraction of the bane called Boko Haram in Nigeria .

Global President Trump required White House staff to sign nondisclosure agreements
Author: 0 President Trump required White House staff to sign nondisclosure agreements

Just minutes before Trump's tweets, the White House staff had suggested that he agreed with President Emmanuel Macron of France on the need to "hold Russian Federation accountable". The $10 million figure, I suspect, was watered down in the final version, because the people to whom I have spoken do not remember that jaw-dropping sum.

Global Earnings Forecast of Amazon.com, Inc
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HCP institutional ownership is held at 90% while insider ownership was 0.2%. A number of research analysts recently commented on AMZN shares. Alphabet climbed 0.2 percent to $1,100.88, while Apple gained 0.1 percent to $174.99. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $1,477.78.

Global Scores killed in strikes on Damascus, Douma
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It added that as many as 1,500 rebels and 6,000 civilians, largely of the rebels' families, are expected to leave Harasta on Thursday in two batches. But with the progress of the Syrian army, which captured 80 percent of Eastern Ghouta in the recent days, thousands of civilians are evacuating their areas in Eastern Ghouta on daily basis, seeking refuge in government-run shelters, while condemning the rebels' presence in their areas.

Global Congress move to woo Lingayats in Karnataka not foolproof, BJP wary too
Author: 0 Congress move to woo Lingayats in Karnataka not foolproof, BJP wary too

Lingayats are an influential community whose support could make or break a party. The #lingayats can influence the outcome of around 100 seats in the 224-member Karnataka assembly. "The Chief Minister should implement the report and accord separate status to Lingayat community" he told the reporters. The Congress was divided over the issue and some had opposed sending a recommendation to the Centre.

Global March Madness Predictions: Will Marshall Cover vs. West Virginia? 3/18/18
Author: 0 March Madness Predictions: Will Marshall Cover vs. West Virginia? 3/18/18

You have to understand that they are nearly four hours from us. It's also notable that head coach Bob Huggins changed up his defensive approach during some of this game from the usual "Press" Virginia. From 1977-2015 it was an annual event in the state. Wearing a blazer that was half dark blue and half green, Justice spent the first half on the West Virginia sideline and the second half with the Marshall cheering section.

Global Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Lee
Author: 0 Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Lee

Lee's predecessor Park Geun-Hye is now in jail pending a verdict in her bribery trial after being impeached past year over a corruption scandal. The former president has been denying nearly all of the allegations, but considering the gravity of the charges and the possibility that he could destroy evidence, the prosecution explained that there was no option but to seek his arrest.

Global Demonetisation was a big lie: Chidambaram
Author: 0 Demonetisation was a big lie: Chidambaram

Singh, who mostly remains silent, emerged as one of the strong voices against the Modi government especially past year during the Gujarat assembly elections when he tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi . "It is a jumla-type statement unlikely to be achieved", he charged. He also criticised the RBI officials for failing to complete the counting of currency returned after the demonetisation and asked them to take help from "Hundi collectors in Tirupati".

Global Sudan the White Rhino, Last Male of His Kind, Dies
Author: 0 Sudan the White Rhino, Last Male of His Kind, Dies

His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, including a deep infection on his back right leg. The rhino "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength", said the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya , where Sudan lived.

Global Sweden to summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin claim
Author: 0 Sweden to summon Russian ambassador over nerve toxin claim

The soviet-era nerve agent used in Russia's stunning assassination plot against a former spy was reportedly pumped into the target's auto through the air conditioning vents; further signaling the attack was the work of sophisticated, Kremlin-backed agents.

Global In Persian New Year greeting, Trump hits Iran's self-serving 'rulers', 'hostile' IRGC
Author: 0 In Persian New Year greeting, Trump hits Iran's self-serving 'rulers', 'hostile' IRGC

Britain, France and Germany have proposed new European Union sanctions on Iran over its missile program and its regional role, a confidential document said on Friday, Reuters reported . "The Iran deal will be another issue that's coming up in May, and right now it doesn't feel like it's going to be extended", Mr Corker said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Global Brexit Britain Will Have to Join Long Line for US Trade Deal
Author: 0 Brexit Britain Will Have to Join Long Line for US Trade Deal

Some business leaders, however, echoed a warning from European Union negotiator Michel Barnier that the deal will be legally binding only if London ratifies the whole withdrawal treaty by March 2019. But he added: "It remains our intention to achieve a partnership that is so close as to not require specific measures in relation to Northern Ireland, and therefore we will engage in detail on all the scenarios set out in the joint report".

Global Palestinian gov't urges Hamas to surrender Gaza control
Author: 0 Palestinian gov't urges Hamas to surrender Gaza control

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not intend to follow through on threats to levy new sanctions on the Gaza Strip, despite a barrage of threats made during his fiery speech on Monday , a Fatah source told i24NEWS. "I have chose to take national, legal and financial measures to protect out national project", said the president. In a remarkable distortion of reality, Abbas then claimed that Hamas carried out a "coup" in 2007, and said that this was "not justified".

Global Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari, Kapil Sibal
Author: 0 Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari, Kapil Sibal

The second suit was filed after Kejriwal's former counsel Ram Jethmalani allegedly "abused" the BJP leader in open court during the proceedings of the original defamation case. "Everything is forgotten now, we will move ahead". Sibal and the AAP leaders also filed a joint application in the court, seeking the withdrawal of the criminal defamation case filed in 2013.

Global Dead man walking says 'I'm Alive' but Romanian court says nope
Author: 0 Dead man walking says 'I'm Alive' but Romanian court says nope

Romanian daily Adevarul said that his wife having heard nothing from him in so many years, assumed he would be dead in the natural disaster in Turkey. He was told that he appealed his case very late so he will now remain officially dead throughout his lifetime. The ruling is allegedly final and can not be appealed against.

Global John Oliver releases children's book about gay bunny to spite Pence
Author: 0 John Oliver releases children's book about gay bunny to spite Pence

FOTF has a history of sponsoring gay conversion therapy programs disguised with names like "Love Won Out" and as recently as previous year Pence appeared before the organization to praise it. Caption + John Oliver focusing on Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family during the March 18 broadcast of " Last Week Tonight ". "In fact, while his is out tomorrow, ours is released right now".

Global Rahul puts youth, farmers at centre-stage to unseat Modi
Author: 0 Rahul puts youth, farmers at centre-stage to unseat Modi

If the Congress has lost, it may be due to some leaders, but you are the ones who help win (elections) friends. Speaking at the conclave, Mrs Gandhi recalled how at the Shimla conference of the leadership in 2003 the Congress had decided on the wisdom of seeking election allies, in the process jettisoning the understanding of the 1997 Panchmarhi conference which had underlined the idea of the Congress going it alone.

Global United Kingdom opens murder probe into death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov
Author: 0 United Kingdom opens murder probe into death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov

On March 16, the Russian Investigative Committee launched a criminal cased based on Glushkov's murder under Article 105 of the Russian Criminal Code. The statement says officers are " retaining an open mind " in the investigation, which is being led by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command " because of the associations Mr Glushkov is believed to have had ".

Global United States retailers urge Trump against tariffs
Author: 0 United States retailers urge Trump against tariffs

The groups represent companies, such as Apple Inc., Google and Wal-Mart Inc. Officials will consider whether the requested exemptions are for goods manufactured in the United States in sufficient quantity and quality before deciding on any tariff exemption, the department said.

Global Ant McPartlin goes back into treatment
Author: 0 Ant McPartlin goes back into treatment

A statement from McPartlin's publicist confirmed that this week's Saturday Night Takeaway will no longer run. One wrote: 'Ant shouldn't be on screen until this mess has been sorted. The Saturday Night Takeaway presenter has spoken with his pal and co-host Dec, as well as ITV, after he was released from police custody today, pending further investigation.

Global Pennsylvania teen found in Mexico with 45-year-old man
Author: 0 Pennsylvania teen found in Mexico with 45-year-old man

Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly were found around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Playa del Carmen by U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators, the Policia Federal Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit and the U.S. But the relationship between Amy and Kevin reportedly changed sometime in the summer. "Amy is unharmed and in good health ", Allentown police said.

Global Monday. 12:30 pm: Four Austin, Texas, bombings believed to be linked
Author: 0 Monday. 12:30 pm: Four Austin, Texas, bombings believed to be linked

They were rushed to a hospital in critical condition and are expected to survive. Authorities did not release the names of the victims . While the three previous bombs were hidden in packages delivered to people's homes, the fourth device was left on the side of the road and was rigged with a tripwire, showing "a higher level of sophistication , a higher level of skill", said Brian Manley, the interim Austin police chief.

Global Arizona pedestrian is killed by Uber self-driving auto
Author: 0 Arizona pedestrian is killed by Uber self-driving auto

A female pedestrian , who was walking outside of a crosswalk, was struck by the Uber self-driving vehicle, according to police. Uber said it was putting a hold on all tests involving its self-driving cars. She is believed to be the first person killed by a self-driving vehicle. Uber expressed condolences to Herzberg's family and says it is working with local law enforcement on the investigation.

Global Security Guard Critically Wounded in Old City Stabbing Attack
Author: 0 Security Guard Critically Wounded in Old City Stabbing Attack

Abed Hakim Assi , born in 1998, is believed to have stabbed to death Itamar Ben Gal , 29, near the settlement of Ariel on February 5 before going into hiding in the northern West Bank. "We are witnessing the attempts by Abu Mazen to bring about a conflict". May all the security forces be strengthened, operating in all arenas - in the field and in intelligence - to investigate those who perpetrated and assisted in the attack.

Global Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain
Author: 0 Cheney defends torture in twitter fight with McCain

You may have heard black sites mentioned in connection with Gina Haspel , the current deputy director of the CIA , whom President Trump has nominated to replace Mike Pompeo as head of the agency. there was a group of officers in the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, when I was serving there, who enjoyed using force". Kiriakou asked, "Was it moral, and was it ethical, and was it legal?" And just because you don't like a tactic, that doesn't make it torture.

Author: 0 Syrian opposition: United Nations 'responsible' for silence over Ghouta

They have splintered it into three besieged zones, the smallest of which is the Harasta pocket. The rare visit comes as the Syrian forces are making strides in the battles against various rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta . The dire humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta , a suburb of the Syrian capital, is likely to be on the agenda as Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran , Sergei Lavrov of Russian Federation and Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey convened in the Kazakh capital Astana Friday.

Global Taiwan Thanks President Trump for Signing Taiwan Travel Act
Author: 0 Taiwan Thanks President Trump for Signing Taiwan Travel Act

The bill, which is non-binding, would have gone into effect on Saturday morning, even if Trump had not signed it on Friday. China sees Taiwan as a renegade province and has long stated its desire for reunification. "The United States is an important ally of Taiwan, and we express our sincerest gratitude for the long-standing support that the USA has shown in all areas".

Global John Kelly Reportedly Held Meeting Where Senior Staffers Joked About Firings
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U.S. President Donald Trump has made a decision to sack National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, in what would be the latest in a string of high-profile White House departures, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The Washington Post reported that Trump is "now comfortable" with ousting McMaster with whom he never personally gelled, but is willing to take time executing the move because he wants to ensure both that the three-star Army General is not humiliated and that there is a ...

Global Egyptians living overseas open presidential poll
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Egyptian Ambassador in Manama, Soha Ibrahim Refaat, urged the Egyptian community in Bahrain to take part in the election, terming it as a "national duty" that reflects loyalty and belonging to Egypt. On Saturday, the NEA said that the voting process overseas had been satisfactory thus far. Egyptians living overseas will be able to vote for three days at Egyptian embassies and consulates.

Global US, France, Germany join United Kingdom over spy poisoning row
Author: 0 US, France, Germany join United Kingdom over spy poisoning row

In yet another statement from the State Department, Nauert condemned Russia's March 18, 2014, annexation of Crimea, calling the referendum used by Moscow as a pretext for the move "fabricated". Russian Federation also announced it would be opening an investigation into Glushkov's death. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attempted to rally support on Tuesday by calling his counterparts and vowing that if Russian Federation was responsible, "this would be further reckless behaviour which ...

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