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United States puts pressure on Europe to enforce Iran nuclear deal

United States puts pressure on Europe to enforce Iran nuclear deal The talks in Vienna on Friday, a regular review of the accord, involved Iran, senior USA official Brian Hook and representatives of Russia , China , France, Britain and Germany. Central Command head Army General Joseph Votel, Trump has called the deal "terrible" and "one-sided". These include no penalties for Iran's missile work and support for militant groups in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and elsewh... [Full Article...]

Russians have been stockpiling deadly nerve agent

Russians have been stockpiling deadly nerve agent The first use of a nerve agent on European soil since World War II is a direct challenge to the Western alliance, days before elections are nearly certain to give Vladimir Putin a fourth term as Russia's president. Russia's ambassador in London, Alexander Yakovenko, called for "cooler heads", telling the Mail on Sunday that the dispute is "escalating dangerously and out of proportion". [Full Article...]

US, France, Germany join United Kingdom in blaming Russian Federation for spy attack

US, France, Germany join United Kingdom in blaming Russian Federation for spy attack In a brief statement on Thursday evening, which followed a phone call between Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and the UK's Boris Johnson, Alfano said that Italy was "very worried" by the incident, but made no mention of Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation announces retaliatory measures against UK

Russian Federation announces retaliatory measures against UK London's key allies have closed ranks against Putin after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contacts, among other measures. "We have said on different levels and occasions that Russian Federation has nothing to do with this story", he said. The 2 countries have been at odds since Russian Federation annexed Crimea i... [Full Article...]

Modi pursuing personalised foreign policy bereft of direction: Congress

Modi pursuing personalised foreign policy bereft of direction: Congress Singh also touched on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir , "Modi Government has mismanaged Jammu and Kashmir like never before. We must, therefore, warn Pakistan that this is a path which is mutually destructive of peace and prosperity in the sub-continent", he said. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin under 'total' control

Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin under 'total' control Airstrikes in Syria killed more than 100 people on Friday as civilians fled en masse. A Syrian rebel group says it is in negotiations with the United Nations to arrange for a cease-fire and ensure the evacuation of wounded and ill civilians from the besieged eastern Ghouta region just outside the capital. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation to retaliate 'soon' against United Kingdom with its own diplomat expulsions

Russian Federation to retaliate 'soon' against United Kingdom with its own diplomat expulsions It comes amid a deepening rift between London and Moscow over the attack on British soil using the rare Russian Novichok nerve agent. While many British politicians have backed the government in blaming Moscow for the nerve agent attack , the U.K.'s main opposition leader has cautioned against a rush to judgment. [Full Article...]

Israel says foiled Hamas bid to rebuild Gaza tunnel

Israel says foiled Hamas bid to rebuild Gaza tunnel Roughly 600,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank since Israel occupied the territory - along with East Jerusalem - in 1967. Yoav Mordechai. The IDF said in a statement that the strike was in response to recent attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists, including one last week in which Gaza terrorists set off a bomb along the Gaza border fence as an ID... [Full Article...]

Moscow gives 23 British diplomats a week to pack

Moscow gives 23 British diplomats a week to pack The announcement followed Britain's order this week for 23 Russian diplomats to leave the United Kingdom because Russia was not cooperating in the case of the Skripals, who were found March 4 poisoned by a nerve agent that British officials say was developed in Russia. [Full Article...]

President Trump says political bias is leading Russia probe

President Trump says political bias is leading Russia probe Mueller can continue to do his job without any interference". Trump complained anew in a tweet late Saturday that the Mueller probe was a "witch hunt" and "should never have been started in that there was no collusion". Bush, and kept on under the Democrat Barack Obama. Emoting notwithstanding, Trump has resolved to fire the special counsel before, only to back off under pressure from hi... [Full Article...]

Pakistan fully supports Afghan govt's peace offer to Taliban

Pakistan fully supports Afghan govt's peace offer to Taliban Earlier, Pakistan embassy in Washington hosted a luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. United States has once again asked Pakistan to "do more" against terrorist organizations. "We are continuing to look for real actions and not word on the Taliban and the Haqqani sanctuaries", the official added. The official said that US President Donald Trump was constantly monitoring... [Full Article...]

Labor concedes South Australian election

Labor concedes South Australian election The Opposition said frontline workers would not be affected by savings measures included in their document, which equates to about $300 million per year, though Labor begged to differ. Now they are sending that message to the minor players who present themselves as the "outsiders" who can do better than Labor and the Liberals. Marshall spent the day campaigning at a series of small businesses in... [Full Article...]

'Heavy snow' - New orange weather warning for seven counties

'Heavy snow' - New orange weather warning for seven counties Events around Dublin have been cancelled such as the Festival Big Day Out in Merrion Square and the Irish Rugby team's homecoming in the Aviva Stadium. Scattered heavy snow showers are likely to continue in the counties affected by the status orange weather warning throughout Sunday, leading to accumulations in places and some drifting. [Full Article...]

Four New York service members among 7 killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Four New York service members among 7 killed in Iraq helicopter crash Zanetis, 37, passed the New York bar exam a year ago and started working at Debevoise in the fall, according to his profile on professional networking website LinkedIn, which also notes his role as a fire marshal in the New York City Fire Department and as a captain in the 106th Rescue Wing of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack, says Britain

Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack, says Britain Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering a nerve agent attack in Britain, ratcheting up tensions Friday in an increasingly global showdown over alleged Russian meddling overseas. For obvious reason, Russian dissidents in London are spooked. The source of the nerve agent used - which Britain says is the Soviet-made Novichok - is unclear, as is th... [Full Article...]

Saudi will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: Crown Prince

The 32-year-old, who will begin a visit to the USA on March 20, usurped his cousin to become Saudi Arabia's crown prince and anointed successor to the 82-year-old king in June 2017. Crown Prince Mohammed bought the world's most expensive home , Chateau Louis XIV in Louveciennes, west of Paris for $390 million. The guard, who was (legally) armed, then reportedly ordered the Parisian decora... [Full Article...]

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote

Putin hails Crimea annexation in speech ahead of vote Geopolitical tensions have been mounting since the poisoning of the Skripals in the English city of Salisbury on March 4, in what Western powers see as the latest sign of increasingly aggressive Russian interference in foreign countries. London's Metropolitan Police said Friday it had launched a murder investigation into Glushkov's death following the results of a post-mortem exam, which gave the ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats over Skripal spy poisoning

United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats over Skripal spy poisoning An invitation for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Britain has been canceled, and May said British ministers and royals will not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer. "Simply expelling 23 British diplomats probably won't be enough", Gabuev said. Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the final decision on retaliatory measures "will, of course, be made by the Russ... [Full Article...]

LoC shelling kills 5 of a family in Poonch

LoC shelling kills 5 of a family in Poonch Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand noted, "They are specifically targeting civilian areas". He said five members of the family were killed and two others injured in the incident. This killing of five civilians is the highest number of civilian casualties in a day in cross LoC firing and shelling this year. "The Pakistan Army resorted to indiscriminate shelling in Balakote sector of the LoC". [Full Article...]

Shiv Sena to be kingmaker in 2019: Raut

Shiv Sena to be kingmaker in 2019: Raut The result of the by-elections came as anti-BJP parties joined hands to firm up a bigger anti-BJP alliance in the run up to national elections in 2019 when Modi seeks a second consecutive term in office. More worryingly for the BJP is the sub-text of the verdict in UP. They have lost nearly all the by-elections. RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son said the BJP was set to lose the 2019 Lok Sabha election... [Full Article...]


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