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Rex Tillerson sacking: Rexit and beyond

Rex Tillerson sacking: Rexit and beyond That Mr Tillerson's tenure as secretary of state lasted only 405 days, and that he would join a very long list of high-profile firings or resignations of Trump administration officials - most recently that of Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council - will add to the sense of bureaucratic and political chaos in Washington . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to expel British diplomats - Lavrov

Russian Federation to expel British diplomats - Lavrov Foreign Minister Boris Johnson added that the leading Russian officials and members of the royal family are not going to visit Russia for FIFA World Cup matches. The leader of the UK Labour party Jeremy Corbyn was among the few prominent Western voices urging calm. Russian Federation confirmed today it will expel British diplomats in turn. [Full Article...]

Xi's man, Wang Qishan, elected China's Vice President

Xi's man, Wang Qishan, elected China's Vice President Chinese officials defended the move saying it would bring the presidency in-line with Xi's other two main positions of head of the ruling Communist Party and commander of the armed forces . "Xi is already a very powerful man". Wang replaces Li Yuanchao, a relatively low-profile politician who has represented Xi on trips overseas. When he was vice premier, Wang periodically travelled to the Uni... [Full Article...]

Famous snake hunter dies in Malaysia after King Cobra bite

Famous snake hunter dies in Malaysia after King Cobra bite Abu Zarin Hussin had been bitten by snakes several times before and even spent two days in a coma after being bitten by a cobra in 2015. Hussin denied the reports and expressed his disappointment over them. When contacted, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department confirmed Mr Hussin's death. A Malaysian firefighter, nicknamed The Snake Whisperer, died after being bitten by a cobra, on Frid... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute

Russian Federation summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute British Ambassador Laurie Bristow is expected at the Russian Foreign Ministry late Saturday morning. President Vladimir Putin has launched a televised appeal for Russians to vote in the upcoming presidential elections, warning those that fail to vote that the decision will be made without taking their opinion into account. [Full Article...]

Presidential Office of Taiwan expresses gratitude to U.S. for Taiwan Travel Act

Presidential Office of Taiwan expresses gratitude to U.S. for Taiwan Travel Act Trump signed the bill, which encourages visits between government officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels, a day earlier, despite strong opposition from China. High-level Taiwan officials should be permitted to enter the United States "under respectful conditions" to meet USA officials, while Taiwanese economic and cultural representatives should be encouraged to conduct business i... [Full Article...]

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica for Failing to Delete User Data

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica for Failing to Delete User Data Kogan's app, "thisisyourdigitallife", which claimed to be a research app used by psychologists, had gathered information from 270,000 Facebook users. "We are moving aggressively to determine the accuracy of these claims", the company said. If true, this is another unacceptable violation of trust and the commitments they made. [Full Article...]

Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks

Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks Trump rattled the worldwide community and his own administration last week when he quickly accepted North Korea leader Kim Jong Un 's invitation to meet. He said the committee has chose to focus on the agendas regarding denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, easing military tensions between the two Koreas and development of inter-Korean ties. [Full Article...]

ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected

ELECTION:Samajwadi Party wins Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur, UP CM says result 'unexpected Narsimha Rao, Harnath Singh Yadav and Anil Agarwal. When the BJP establishes alliances with caste parties, it speaks of social justice. However, in his reaction to posers on aligning with anti-BJP coalition, Naveen said , "We haven't thought of any alliance for the time being". [Full Article...]

New Video Shows FL Officer Standing Outside High School as Massacre Unfolds

New Video Shows FL Officer Standing Outside High School as Massacre Unfolds Though the 32-year veteran deputy has won awards for his record, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said after he watched Peterson in the video, he was "devastated". Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue", his attorney, Joseph DiRuzzo, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Iraqi teenager guilty of carrying out London train bombing

Iraqi teenager guilty of carrying out London train bombing An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker , was found guilty on Friday of attempted murder after detonating a home made bomb on a packed rush-hour London commuter train, injuring 30 people, prosecutors and police said. [Full Article...]

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee Haspel, who is now the CIA's deputy director, did not become the chief of base at the Thailand black site until after Zubaydah's interrogation had ended. ProPublica stands by its reporting that Haspel pushed to destroy tapes of Zubaydah's waterboarding. But one of Paul's top aides said on Friday that the Kentucky Republican will still oppose Haspel, a move that could tank her nomination in th... [Full Article...]

Kremlin Surprised By UK Behavior Toward Russia Regarding Skripal Case - Spokesman

Kremlin Surprised By UK Behavior Toward Russia Regarding Skripal Case - Spokesman The Foreign Secretary stated that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that the Russian President personally directed the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury just over 10 days ago. Peskov later told reporters that Russia's response to the British measures could come "at any minute". Russian Federation has demanded that Britain share samples collected by in... [Full Article...]

Kono seeks U.S. help over abduction issue ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Kono seeks U.S. help over abduction issue ahead of Trump-Kim summit Mr. Ri was seen at the Beijing airport with Choe Kang-il, the deputy director general for North American affairs at the North Korean Foreign Ministry, Yonhap reported. Others have suggested that Sweden, which represents US interests through its embassy in Pyongyang, may be involved in talks regarding three American citizens being held by the North. [Full Article...]

Seoul to Propose Preparatory Meetings for Summit Korean Leaders

Seoul to Propose Preparatory Meetings for Summit Korean Leaders The "mentally deranged dotard" Donald Trump may have accepted an invitation to meet "Little Rocket Man" Kim Jong-un (as the pair have nicknamed each other in ill-tempered exchanges via the media), but there are already doubts as to whether the meeting will actually take place, says Toby Harnden in The Times. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats, crisis deepens

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russian Federation of illegal use of force against her country, claiming that Moscow is behind the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. Lavrov said Moscow had stopped paying attention to Britain over the spy poisoning allegations. Mr. Skripal, 66, and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the city on March 4... [Full Article...]

Man returns home to Romania to find he's been declared dead

Man returns home to Romania to find he's been declared dead Back in December, the 63-year-old was deported back to Romania after working two decades as a cook in Turkey . After border officials released him, Reliu attempted to sort everything out in court and sought to have his wrongful death certificate appealed. [Full Article...]

Joel Berry passes Michael Jordan on UNC scoring list

Joel Berry passes Michael Jordan on UNC scoring list The senior guard passed Jordan, who only played three years in Chapel Hill, with a 3-pointer early in the second half, giving him 1,790 career points. Although he once served as Ryan Odom's boss for seven years as Virginia Tech, current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg this week described his connection to Odom as "roommate". [Full Article...]

Bhagwant Mann resigns as AAP Punjab unit Chief

Bhagwant Mann resigns as AAP Punjab unit Chief Senior AAP leaders, including Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Sukhpal Khaira and editor-turned-MLA Kanwar Sandhu have slammed Kejriwal's decision to surrender as a bid to wriggle out of the defamation suit filed against him by Majithia, a former minister in the state government. [Full Article...]

Where and when did nerve agent attack happen?

Where and when did nerve agent attack happen? This follows Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that 23 Russian Embassy staffers will be expelled. Russian Federation insists it had no motive to target Skripal with what Britain says was a highly potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok, in the first such attack in Europe since World War II. [Full Article...]


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