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Now Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetangula want to meet President Kenyatta Now Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Wetangula want to meet President Kenyatta
- March 16, 2018

Musyoka. "We can't just be swayed right, left and centre yet as a community we can chat our own destination, it's time to make a bold step", he said on Wednesday, March 14. President Kenyatta and Odinga last Friday surprised Kenyans including those close to them after their meeting last Friday at Harambee House where they resolved to set aside their political differences for the sake of national unity and urged Kenyans to move forward together as a united people. (more...)
Norway's Statoil to rename itself Equinor Norway's Statoil to rename itself Equinor
- March 16, 2018

The company said the new name was a compound of "equi", the root of words such as equal and equality, and "nor", a nod to the firm's Norwegian base. More simply, a name like "Statoil" was not going to survive for long in this low-carbon economy environment, where the word "oil" is, like its namesake, a dirty word. (more...)
UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson: Russia should go away, shut up UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson: Russia should go away, shut up
- March 16, 2018

It's absolutely atrocious what Russian Federation did in Salisbury. "What we will do is we will look at how Russian Federation responds to what we have done". "They are effectively invading independent nation states and not caring about global reactions". 'As Brexit beckons, the eyes of the world are on us. (more...)
Will develop nuclear weapons if Iran persists, says Saudi crown prince Will develop nuclear weapons if Iran persists, says Saudi crown prince
- March 16, 2018

Pompeo is known for his tough stance against Iran. He held an interview with CBS News on Thursday, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump in the USA next week. His son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner took the lead in building a relationship with Prince Mohammed, reportedly supporting his political offensive against Qatar - which the US Defence Department opposed. (more...)
Two dead after vehicle crash while trying to escape ICE agents Two dead after vehicle crash while trying to escape ICE agents
- March 16, 2018

United Farm Workers president Arturo Rodriguez says they were farmworkers and lived in Delano, a rural town 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. Asked how the mix-up might have occurred, the agency did not immediately respond. The vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver drove onto the dirt shoulder and lost control, according to the department. (more...)
Won't allow lesbianism in schools, says Education Minister Won't allow lesbianism in schools, says Education Minister
- March 15, 2018

According to a report in the Quint , the state education minister said, "If it's a personal matter (lesbianism), it should be taken up outside of school". However, there was some miscommunication with the parents. Sikha Sarkar, acting headmistress at the high school, said: "We called those students and they admitted it". (more...)
Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization, demands documents about Russian Federation Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization, demands documents about Russian Federation
- March 16, 2018

Sanders noted that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee closed its Moscow probe on Monday - finding " no collusion " - and reiterated that the White House was cooperating with Mueller . The Times said special counsel witnesses had been asked recently about a potential real estate deal in Moscow, and that investigators have questioned witnesses about the flow of money from the United Arab Emirates to the United States . (more...)
India to engage with USA on its WTO export subsidy complaint India to engage with USA on its WTO export subsidy complaint
- March 16, 2018

India provides exemptions from certain duties, taxes and fees that benefit numerous Indian exporters, including producers of steel products, chemicals , pharmaceuticals, textiles and information technology products, U.S. On the latest move, Indian officials pointed to the anomaly in the WTO treaties and said a country which had $950 per capita GNI may not be allowed a transition period, while a country above the threshold at the time the agreement came into force got eight years to wind up ... (more...)
Trump Confirms Larry Kudlow Will Replace Cohn As Chief Economic Adviser Trump Confirms Larry Kudlow Will Replace Cohn As Chief Economic Adviser
- March 16, 2018

Trump chose to give the job to Kudlow, rather than someone with more radical economic beliefs, such as Peter Navarro, who is even more skeptical about the current free trade paradigm", Rabobank analyst Bas van Geffen wrote in a commentary. (more...)
Surveillance Footage From Parkland High School Shows Police Standing Outside During Shooting Surveillance Footage From Parkland High School Shows Police Standing Outside During Shooting
- March 16, 2018

Sheriff Scott Israel blasted Peterson eight days after the shooting, saying Peterson should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer". "His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation as requested by Sheriff Scott Israel on February 21", Israel, the Broward County sheriff, said in a statement that accompanied the video release. (more...)
Snow to return to Nottinghamshire THIS WEEKEND Snow to return to Nottinghamshire THIS WEEKEND
- March 16, 2018

More snow may be on the way for parts of the country, as Siberian winds mixing with cold air sweep a chill across the United Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday. Extreme weather conditions can particularly affect construction projects - with sites, works and equipment buried feet deep in snow, or with flooding and burst pipes as the thaw sets in and the ice melts. (more...)
US imposes sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller US imposes sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller
- March 16, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) issued a joint alert through the US-CERT website detailing the attacks on the US power grid. The sanctions come about a month and a half after the Trump administration announced it would not impose the sanctions on Russian Federation that Congress had overwhelmingly passed in 2017, arguing that the "the legislation is, in fact, serving as a deterrent". (more...)
Defamation case: Kejriwal apologises to Bikram Singh Majithia for making 'unfounded' allegations Defamation case: Kejriwal apologises to Bikram Singh Majithia for making 'unfounded' allegations
- March 16, 2018

Drug abuse was a major issue in the high-octane Punjab Assembly elections a year ago and Kejriwal, who was leading the AAP charge, accused Majithia , then a minister, of being involved in narcotics trade. "These statements made a political issue", Kejriwal in a written statement submitted to an Amritsar court Thursday. Majithia said he will also withdraw a case filed against another AAP leader, Ashish Khaitan, as he too had apologised. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa are reportedly headed for divorce Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa are reportedly headed for divorce
- March 15, 2018

In February, he played big-game hunter on a trip to India. "Don Jr. has been busy traveling, which has contributed to their problems", that source said. This seems like a good time to remember the lovely moment that Vanessa Trump met Donald Trump Jr. Although the hospital admission was a precautionary measure, Vanessa was terrified after receiving the explicit threat and seeing the powder in the envelope. (more...)
Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching
- March 16, 2018

If not serviced, the steering wheel could potentially detach and result in loss of steering control, leading to increased risk of a crash. Ford is facing even more recall woes. It also has a larger nylon patch that should help it stay in place. In all, over 1.4 million vehicles are affected. In February, Hyundai had to recall over 40,000 vehicles due to wobbly steering wheels as well. (more...)
Left-leaning Rio city councillor Marielle Franco gunned down in Brazil Left-leaning Rio city councillor Marielle Franco gunned down in Brazil
- March 16, 2018

Marielle Franco , 38, a rising star in the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), was killed along with her driver on Rio's risky north side around 9:30 p.m. Ms. Franco, 38, was a black , gay woman from Maré, one of the city's most violent favelas, who became a human-rights activist and then an elected politician - an exceedingly rare figure in a country where white men from a traditional elite still predominate in politics. (more...)
Iran says Saudi crown prince is a 'delusional,' calls for dialog Iran says Saudi crown prince is a 'delusional,' calls for dialog
- March 16, 2018

The warrant, which was issued in December, comes at a sensitive time in French-Saudi relations. He was then asked whether Saudi Arabia sought nuclear weapons to counter Iran. Saudi officials grew furious with the Obama administration for its push with other world powers to reach an agreement placing limits on Iran's nuclear capabilities. (more...)
Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again
- March 16, 2018

The flu season starts in October and runs through May. At this time past year, just 68 deaths were reported. With the flu shot only being 36 percent effective this year against the H3N2 virus, many may wonder if a flu shot is even worth getting and if it will provide enough protection to help prevent getting the flu. (more...)
UNRWA gets $100 million in new aid after U.S. cuts UNRWA gets $100 million in new aid after U.S. cuts
- March 16, 2018

Washington donates about $350 million a year to UNRWA, which was founded in 1949 to aid Palestinian refugees , but so far this year has handed over $60 million. According to Gunness, existing funds will only allow the agency to carry on with operations until summertime, and so a "sustainable financial footing" is required. (more...)
3 tons of gold spill onto Russian runway after plane door glitch 3 tons of gold spill onto Russian runway after plane door glitch
- March 15, 2018

According to local reports, the plane's hatch door snapped during lift-off. Some 200 bars, each weighing about 20kg (44 pounds), were then scattered across the runway. No one was injured in the incident. The cargo was reported to be owned by Chukota Mining and Geological company. The An-12 diverted to Magan airfield, situated about 11km west of the main Yakutsk worldwide airport. (more...)

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