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United Kingdom govt to counter Labour support for Brexit customs union

United Kingdom govt to counter Labour support for Brexit customs union Britain is now part of the EU's customs union , which has a common external tariff on imports, allowing goods to move freely inside the area. " Labour would seek to negotiate a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union to ensure that there are no tariffs with Europe", he said in Coventry, central England. [Full Article...]

Country goes to polls today with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely

Country goes to polls today with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely Polling stations close at 2300 (2200 GMT), with exit polls due immediately afterwards. The numbers are in line with those from the same point of the constitutional reform referendum in December 2016, when overall 65.5 per cent of the nation voted. [Full Article...]

Roger Bannister, runner who broke the 4-minute mile, dies aged 88

Roger Bannister, runner who broke the 4-minute mile, dies aged 88 Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . A few months later, Sir Roger beat his Australian rival, John Landy, in the " Miracle Mile " or " Mile of the Century " at the Empire Games in Vancouver, British Columbia as both men ran under four minutes. [Full Article...]

Trump Pals Around With the Media

Trump Pals Around With the Media The annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation, now in its 133rd year, traced its history to 1885, the year President Grover Cleveland refused to attend. The President relishes attacking the press but his most searing quips targeted his administration and his family. The major political parties found themselves skewered in parody songs in musical skits. [Full Article...]

To fight BJP, BSP-SP alliance on the cards

To fight BJP, BSP-SP alliance on the cards Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the two Lok Sabha seats, were vacated a year ago when Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively of the state. The results of the bypolls may well set the tone for the 2019 general election. "We are working with the SP to defeat the BJP". "In UP, whenever there will be an electoral alliance involving the ... [Full Article...]

House Passes Online Sex-Trafficking Bill After Big Tech Companies Back Off

House Passes Online Sex-Trafficking Bill After Big Tech Companies Back Off It will make it easier for websites to be targeted with legal action for enabling sex trafficking. The amendment to FOSTA that included the Senate SESTA language in the House bill came from Rep. For starters, sex workers use online platforms for access to clients, safety tips, and intracommunity discussions over individuals who have been deemed unsafe. [Full Article...]

SSC question leak: ABVP seeks CBI probe

SSC question leak: ABVP seeks CBI probe In Delhi, the SSC cancelled the second shift of the exam on February 17 at an exam centre. According to the commission, "Prima-facie evidence clearly indicated that the entire episode was created by some unruly elements, with a malafide intention, to try to disrupt the examination". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump sparks twar with Alec Baldwin

Donald Trump sparks twar with Alec Baldwin Trump was harshly criticized Friday on MSNBC by former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan , who expressed concerns about the president taking time to attack Baldwin while ignoring national security concerns, such as Russia's announcement of new nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

White House on lockdown after shots fired

White House on lockdown after shots fired The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department is the lead investigative organisation for this shooting, supported by the Secret Service Washington Field Office and other law enforcement organisations. "Our natural death squad is on the scene". He tweeted from a White House briefing room that "shots have been fired" near the North Lawn of the President's home. [Full Article...]

Respect people's mandate: Mukul Sangma to BJP

Respect people's mandate: Mukul Sangma to BJP On Sunday morning, before tendering his resignation to Governor Ganga Prasad in Shillong , former chief minister Mukul Sangma, had said that the fractured mandate will be clear soon, ANI reported. If in such the talked alliance forms the government in the state, NPP leader Conrad Sangma name is now being speculated as party's CM face. The trump card is now with regional political parties - Un... [Full Article...]

Bruce Pearl salutes Charles Barkley as Auburn wins share of SEC title

Bruce Pearl salutes Charles Barkley as Auburn wins share of SEC title However, behind a 24-12 run, including four 3-pointers by Brown, Auburn trailed by two heading into the locker room at 37-35. "The guys wanted to make history". "Since Bryce's injury, his percentages are down, so obviously his foot, the shoulder, his getting his time in the gym, all those things are factors, along with how people are guarding him", Pearl said. [Full Article...]

Indian leader's party claims key victory in regional election

Indian leader's party claims key victory in regional election The party captured 23 seats on its own while its alliance partner, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) bagged seven seats, giving the combine a majority in the House, according to Election Commision (EC) sources. The Nationalist Congress Party of Sharad Pawar has won one seat. BJP leaders - KJ Alphons and Kiren Rijiju visits UDP leaders in Shillong . Congress yet again has been swep... [Full Article...]

Sen. Lindsey Graham: North Korea War Would Be 'Worth It'

Sen. Lindsey Graham: North Korea War Would Be 'Worth It' On Saturday, the spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry said the North would not accept preconditions for talks. The United States is due to start joint exercises in early April, a South Korean presidential security adviser said this week according to Yonhap news agency - the latest in a series of drills that the north has regularly described as a threat. [Full Article...]

Syrian Forces Advancing Methodically in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Forces Advancing Methodically in Eastern Ghouta In the past few days, Eastern Ghouta near Damascus has witnessed renewed violence with terrorists mounting repeated mortar attacks on the Syrian capital in the face of an imminent rout. The Syrian government has consistently denied using chemical weapons, though Western states have accused it of doing so. Government fighters are trying to advance inside Eastern Ghouta to cut off the main t... [Full Article...]

Karti Chidambaram taken to Mumbai for questioning in INX media bribery case

Karti Chidambaram taken to Mumbai for questioning in INX media bribery case Karti Chidambaram was sent to five-day custody till March 6 by a CBI court on March 1. Karti was allowed to meet his lawyer twice in the day for one hour each according to court orders while he was quizzed in three rounds. The FIR does not mention of Chidambaram senior, though it said he cleared the FIPB approval for Rs 4.62 crore FDI in the firm at an FIPB meeting on 18 May, 2007. [Full Article...]

Abused UK child migrants 'need Government compensation'

Abused UK child migrants 'need Government compensation' Norman Johnston, president of the International Association of Former Child Migrants, said the inquiry had "pointed the finger" at the British government. However, the inquiry has said the British government should within 12 months pay all 2000 former migrants still alive. Under the Child Migrants Programme, poverty-stricken youngsters were compulsorily deported to Australia, Canada and other pa... [Full Article...]

China's top political advisory body starts annual session

China's top political advisory body starts annual session The conference session, the first held in Xi's second five-year term as party leader, went through a work report and a presentation of the future outlook delivered by Chairman Yu Zhengsheng. More than 5,100 delegates are expected to attend. Economic growth targets for the coming year, poverty alleviation, constitutional amendments and adding "Xi's Thought" into China's Constitution are among t... [Full Article...]

Man buried in snow rescued after avalanche at California ski resort

Man buried in snow rescued after avalanche at California ski resort KCRA in Sacramento shared a dramatic video that reportedly shows a group digging someone out of the snow. Five people were swept up in that avalanche, leaving one hospitalized with lower-body injuries, officials said. Skiers banded together to rescue anyone trapped in the snow. Four feet (120 cm) already has fallen at Mammoth Mountain south of Yosemite National Park. [Full Article...]

Yechury accuses BJP of foul play in Manik Sarkar's constituency

BJD candidate Rita Sahu won the Bijepur seat over a margin of 41,932 votes. If the Congress is not able to cobble together a majority in Meghalaya, it will be left in power in only in Punjab, Karnataka, Mizoram and the union territory of Puducherry. [Full Article...]

Nagaland polls: BJP wins 12 seats, emerges as kingmaker in hung house

Nagaland polls: BJP wins 12 seats, emerges as kingmaker in hung house A faction of the NPF is bound to defect to the BJP-led alliance if no coalition gets a simple majority. Dumping party general secretary Sitaram Yechury's call for a tactical alliance with Congress, Sarkar stood by Karat. BJP is surging ahead in Left-ruled Tripura with remarkable 40 seats, while CPM, which ruled the state for two decades, is ahead in 18 seats. In a late night development on S... [Full Article...]


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