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A letter to Rex Tillerson: Letter to the editor A letter to Rex Tillerson: Letter to the editor
- March 19, 2018

Republican Sen. Rand Paul said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he would take all necessary steps to oppose President Donald Trump's nominees for secretary of state and Central Intelligence Agency director. McCain has said the Senate needs to look closely at Haspel's role in overseeing the waterboarding of terror suspects, which the former Vietnam POW calls "one of the darkest chapters in American history". (more...)
Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East
- March 19, 2018

With snow forecast throughout the weekend, gritting teams are working around the clock to treat roads and keep traffic moving on motorways and major A-roads. Met Office forecaster Becky Mitchell said: "Tonight the main risk is disruptive snowfall which is across south west England". We're hoping it won't cause as much disruption as The Beast from the East. (more...)
Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Ashraf Sehrai replaces Geelani as new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman
- March 19, 2018

Sehrai was earlier the organisation's general secretary. He has worked together with Geelani for over six decades. Sehrai's appointment also comes two days after Geelani said he rejected an offer of talks by the Modi government in New Delhi when an official of India's Intelligence Bureau (IB) had visited him at his residence here. (more...)
France bolster ties with Total oil deal France bolster ties with Total oil deal
- March 19, 2018

In the frame of these agreements, Total is granted a 20% participating interest in the new Umm Shaif & Nasr concession and 5% in the Lower Zakum concession, effective March 9th, 2018, for a total participation fee of $1.45 billion, which represents an access cost of around $1/bbl of reserves. (more...)
Vanguard Capital Wealth Advisors Acquires New Stake in Applied Materials (AMAT)
- March 19, 2018

Applied Materials, Inc ., a US based Company, belongs to Technology sector and Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. The company reported the earnings of $1.06/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.98/share. (more...)
More late heroics put Ramblers in Sweet 16 More late heroics put Ramblers in Sweet 16
- March 19, 2018

The Lady Vols had been 57-0 at home in NCAA play with most of those victories coming under late Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, who led the team to eight national championships. We knew they were going to double-team him. "We are on one end of the state". Smith will make $9.8 million in his buyout and go off and do whatever he wants for the rest of his life, but he still doesn't deserve this to be the last chapter of what has been a remarkable coaching career. (more...)
Former NYC ferry captain who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies Former NYC ferry captain who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies
- March 19, 2018

Phelan was working as a Statue of Liberty ferry captain during the 9/11 attack and used his boat to help people escape to the other side of the Hudson River, according to New York State Sen. "I just can't believe this and honestly don't understand why it's always the good ones we lose way to early". According to the Daily Mail , doctors with the World Trade Center Health Program have linked nearly 70 types of cancer to Ground Zero. (more...)
John Oliver Wants Your Help Telling Mike Pence To 'Go F**k Himself' John Oliver Wants Your Help Telling Mike Pence To 'Go F**k Himself'
- March 19, 2018

While Pence is mostly controlled these days, Oliver points out that the VP was "surprisingly animated" in his radio show in the 90s where he speaks with contempt about women in the military ( remember he hates Mulan ?). It also happens to be that Marlon Bundo , the "most likable thing about an otherwise unlikable man", is getting his own book called A Day in the Life of The Vice President . (more...)
KPCC issues notice to Moily's son on his tweet KPCC issues notice to Moily's son on his tweet
- March 19, 2018

The state is due to hold assembly elections in May. The tweet row has erupted amid reports that Moily, a former chief minister, was unhappy over discouraging remarks allegedly made by Mahadevappa during a screening panel meeting about giving party ticket to Harsha to contest the assembly polls from Karkala. (more...)
China promotes FM, names new defense chief China promotes FM, names new defense chief
- March 19, 2018

But Beijing was mum on whether he will be China's point-person on the vexed boundary issue. Asked if Wang will be China's next Special Representative on border talks, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said: "The China-India special representative meeting is a high-level channel for the border issue exchange". (more...)
China appoints US-trained economist head of central bank China appoints US-trained economist head of central bank
- March 19, 2018

Beijing is merging its banking and insurance regulators to better manage financial risks, giving new powers to policymaking bodies such as the central bank, and creating new ministries as Xi begins his second five-year term as president. China should keep the financial sector stable, Yi told reporters on Monday morning. He will oversee the government's economic and financial policies at a time when the threat of a trade war with the U.S. (more...)
Mnangagwa says less than half of Zimbabwean funds stashed overseas returned Mnangagwa says less than half of Zimbabwean funds stashed overseas returned
- March 19, 2018

The backlog of unprocessed foreign payments estimated to now be about a year, resulted in the central bank forced in 2016 to prioritise payment in the scarce USA dollar of goods and services. Mnangagwa said the companies and individuals had ignored the amnesty and he had no other option but to publish their names "and, where necessary, to ensure that those responsible for such illict financial flows are brought to justice". (more...)
Mini Beast from the East brings eight inches of snow Mini Beast from the East brings eight inches of snow
- March 19, 2018

Fresh falls of snow will be on and off across the north-east of England and Wales. Amber warnings for snow and ice have been issued between 4pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday, as snow showers are expected to become more frequent, with icy patches also developing on some untreated roads and paths. (more...)
Vladimir Putin wins Russian election amid protests and ballot stuffing allegations Vladimir Putin wins Russian election amid protests and ballot stuffing allegations
- March 19, 2018

Putin , who's also been accused of cyber-attacks and election meddling, including in the USA 2016 presidential vote, secured the results despite opposition calls for a boycott. The last time he faced voters in 2012, he faced a serious opposition movement, but since then he has boosted his popularity thanks to Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria. (more...)
Russian Federation election: Putin wins a landslide Russian Federation election: Putin wins a landslide
- March 19, 2018

We will think about the future of our great Motherland", said Putin, before leading the crowd in repeated chants of "Russia!" "We call on Russian Federation to live up to its responsibilities as a member of the UN Security Council to uphold worldwide peace and security", the statement said. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Made Senior WH Staffers Sign Nondisclosure Agreements Trump Reportedly Made Senior WH Staffers Sign Nondisclosure Agreements
- March 19, 2018

They would reportedly last longer than Trump's potential two terms in office and were aimed at penalizing leaks. President Trump required his White House staff members to sign nondisclosure agreements during the early months of his presidency. (more...)
Numerous violations spotted at re-election of Putin, Numerous violations spotted at re-election of Putin,
- March 19, 2018

Marine Le Pen's National Front party in France has congratulated Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian presidential election, seeing in his large victory a sign of Russia's "stability and democratic foundations". government's surveillance programmes, tweeted a picture apparently showing ballot stuffing in a Russian school. "Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter". (more...)
'Only death' can stop him: Saudi's crown prince in his own words 'Only death' can stop him: Saudi's crown prince in his own words
- March 19, 2018

In an interview with CBS last week , Mohammed bin Salman said Saudi Arabia is not actively pursuing a nuclear weapon, but that could change suddenly. 'This is not the real Saudi Arabia. "Women worked everywhere. We were just normal people developing like any other country in the world until the events of 1979", he told O'Donnell. (more...)
Napoli reduce gap on leaders Juventus with win over Genoa Napoli reduce gap on leaders Juventus with win over Genoa
- March 19, 2018

Juventus, chasing a seventh successive title, slipped up on Saturday when they drew 0-0 at lowly SPAL , ending a run of 12 successive wins. Visitors Chievo initially took a 2-1 lead at San Siro, only for the Rossoneri to fight back for a 3-2 victory in a highly entertaining encounter that saw Milan keep up the pressure for a place in the Champions League next term. (more...)
Turkish-led forces in control of Syria's Afrin city Turkish-led forces in control of Syria's Afrin city
- March 19, 2018

Syrian Army units intensified on Saturday their military operations in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, inflicting heavy losses on terrorists, and at the same time continued to secure the safe corridors for the evacuation of civilians held hostage by terrorist organizations. (more...)

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