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Vehicle bomb kills 13 outside sports stadium in Afghanistan

Vehicle bomb kills 13 outside sports stadium in Afghanistan The explosion took place in front of a stadium. Aminullah Abed, chief of the province's public health department, said the casualties were received at a hospital in the province's capital, Lashkargah, with numerous wounded burned beyond recognition. [Full Article...]

Nicolas Sarkozy denies illegal funding allegations

Nicolas Sarkozy denies illegal funding allegations The allegations date back to 2011 when Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, speaking at the height of the Libyan Civil War, talked about the money Sarkozy "took from Libya to finance his electoral campaign". A few months after his 2007 election Sarkozy gave Qadhafi the red-carpet treatment during a state visit which critics denounced as an attempt to rehabilitate an worldwide pariah long accused of h... [Full Article...]

European Union leaders agree Brexit guidelines but set deadline on Ireland

European Union leaders agree Brexit guidelines but set deadline on Ireland It was a rare signal that despite Brexit a growingly hostile global environment would require stronger EU - UK included - cooperation. The text on trade, security and other issues was agreed in "less than half a minute", clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way. [Full Article...]

China criticizes USA official's comment on Taiwan

China criticizes USA official's comment on Taiwan China urges the U.S.to hold to previous undertakings, cease "any kind of official exchanges and interactions with Taiwan, and properly deal with the Taiwan-related issue with caution so as to avoid severe damage to the China-U.S. "We wish to strengthen our ties with the Taiwan people and to bolster Taiwan's ability to defend its democracy", said State Department official Alex Wong. [Full Article...]

Oh nuts! China shoppers lament tariffs on U.S. almonds, pistachio and fruit

Oh nuts! China shoppers lament tariffs on U.S. almonds, pistachio and fruit Although making it clear that it feels prepared to meet further protectionism with retaliation, the Commerce Ministry also urged the U.S. to avoid taking bilateral trade relations to "dangerous place", hoping that it will pull the current situation back "from the brink". [Full Article...]

Judge rules defamation case against Trump may proceed

Judge rules defamation case against Trump may proceed She is looking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election so she can discuss her relationship with Trump, which she said began in 2006 and continued for about a year. Trump is being sued for defamation because the statute of limitations for sexual assault has long passed. Representing Zervos, Mariann Meier Wang countered that proceedings could i... [Full Article...]

India's CWG table tennis squad drops Ghosh after rape allegation

India's CWG table tennis squad drops Ghosh after rape allegation According to a report in The Hindu , the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) had called an emergency meeting on to decide his fate. "Sanil Shetty has been in the reserves and will be his replacement for the Gold Coast Games", Singh said. [Full Article...]

IOA gives warm send-off to Indian contingent

IOA gives warm send-off to Indian contingent The year after was not so good but it's always really tough to come back from an Olympics. "My coach told me to just enjoy myself and soak up the experience, so that's exactly what I did". "It's really exciting to be able to compete twice on such an awesome stage". ANZ partnered with the New Zealand Olympic Committee to give New Zealanders the chance to join the New Zealand Commonwealth Gam... [Full Article...]

Massive fire spreading through Dublin hotel

Massive fire spreading through Dublin hotel Smoke and flames shot from the windows as debris fell to the ground. Families who fled the hotel were reportedly evacuated to the nearby Clayton Hotel. The hotel was previously used to help accommodate homeless families in need of emergency accommodation. "The first crews when they arrived were faced with a well-developed fire on the 13th floor", he said. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville group heading to DC for gun violence march

Charlottesville group heading to DC for gun violence march Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and U.S. Sen. "I was born in 1999, so I was born when Columbine happened", Reese said. "I believe there's supposed to be like half a million people going and to just stand with that many people, it's an empowering feeling and it's hopefully very moving", Meek says. [Full Article...]

#Enough: It's time to talk about gun control

#Enough: It's time to talk about gun control One common phrase against gun control measures is that if "guns are outlawed, only criminals will have guns". "And so I was really interested in serving as the emcee to sort of usher in this discussion that shows that gun control can be something that we all get on board with", said Burke. [Full Article...]

Dollar slips below ¥105 on fears of US-China trade war

Dollar slips below ¥105 on fears of US-China trade war In a separate note on Friday, the UBS chief investment office said it saw a 20 to 30 percent probability of "damaging retaliation" by China to US trade actions. Trump declared that China was responsible for thousands of lost American jobs and billions in lost revenues. Pork, steel, fruit, wine, and other goods depending on Chinese exports will be targeted. [Full Article...]

Florida State Seminoles vs

Florida State Seminoles vs The Aggies have yet to reach an Elite Eight, and MI made sure they never had a chance. -Michigan just finds ways to win games. Just as Charles Matthews's shot dropped through the net, Kennedy was compelled to call his third timeout less than 12 minutes into the game. [Full Article...]

HRH Crown Prince Meets with Secretary of the Treasury

HRH Crown Prince Meets with Secretary of the Treasury Yemen has been embroiled in a war pitting the Houthis against the internationally recognized government, which is allied with a Saudi-led military coalition. Trump and MBS-as he is known in Washington's corridors of power-have seen eye-to-eye on concerns about Iran's military activism, Middle East peace, relaxing Saudi Arabia's deeply conservative laws and over their love for mega-investments. [Full Article...]

Watchdog: Turkish-backed forces looting Afrin, Syria

Watchdog: Turkish-backed forces looting Afrin, Syria If the U.S. is an ally of Turkey, then they must act together with Turkey, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan March 20, Turkish media reports. Can you say "powder keg?" In his speech before AKP parliamentarians in February, Erdogan ordered the U.S.to oust YPG fighters from Manbij. [Full Article...]

Poland - Nigeria, Match Report

Poland - Nigeria, Match Report The victory means that Gernot Rohr has only lost one game since he has been in charge of the Eagles. Poland face Senegal, Colombia and Japan in Group H at the finals, while Nigeria take on Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. "We were a well-organized team, we had problems in our own penalty box a number of times and our opponents were better in the air, but our young goalkeeper, who made his f... [Full Article...]

Latvia to expel 'one or several' Russian diplomats over spy attack

Latvia to expel 'one or several' Russian diplomats over spy attack Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, the EU's power brokers, raised the prospect of further measures late on Thursday after expressing solidarity with Britain just days after the attack. On March 21, A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) started work at the Mill pub in Salisbury, which the former Russian spy,... [Full Article...]

Justice Department proposes bump stock ban

Justice Department proposes bump stock ban Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - a division of the Justice Department known as ATF - previously found that, since pressure must be applied to the gun from behind in addition to pulling the trigger, the devices evade a ban on machine guns under the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act. [Full Article...]

Israel opens investigation into Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

Israel opens investigation into Facebook over Cambridge Analytica We have noticed a new fake news doing the rounds of Facebook regarding the account safety. The exception would be if a marketer had previously built its own app that collected users' friends data like Cambridge did prior to Facebook's rule changes. [Full Article...]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Agrees to Testify Over Cambridge Analytica-Maybe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Agrees to Testify Over Cambridge Analytica-Maybe In another stop on the Zuckerberg non-apology tour , the Facebook CEO was asked about the #DeleteFacebook campaign , and whether the company had seen any drop in user numbers. India had on Wednesday warned Facebook of "stringent" action for any attempt to influence polls by allowing data theft and even threatened to summon Zuckerberg if needed. [Full Article...]


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