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Americans need visa for European travel starting in 2021 Americans need visa for European travel starting in 2021
- March 09, 2019

Beginning Jan. 21, 2021, all Americans looking to travel to a European Schengen Zone country, including France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and others, will need an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) visa . The visa-free European journeys that US citizens get to enjoy won't last much longer. In June 2018, the European Commission voted in favor of imposing visas on USA citizens in the five countries. (more...)
Chris Watts' 4yo daughter's chilling final words before he took her life Chris Watts' 4yo daughter's chilling final words before he took her life
- March 09, 2019

The details of that interaction - Bella's last known words before her death - and more information about the disturbing familial murders were revealed by Steven Lambert, the attorney for Shanaan Watts' family, on the "Dr. "The night in question, Shanann came home", Lambert told Dr. Phil McGraw. Shanann, 34, was pregnant when Watts killer her. "And she had said something to the effect of, 'Well, you're not gonna see the kids again.' As a outcome of that conversation, he strangled her to ... (more...)
Prison guards protest 'radicalized' attack Prison guards protest 'radicalized' attack
- March 09, 2019

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet Wednesday acknowledged "flaws" in security procedures, adding that there would be a full investigation into how Chiolo was able to obtain the knife used in his attack. Chekatt was shot dead by police after a two-day manhunt in the eastern French city. But despite having been identified as an extremist, Chiolo was not housed in a secure wing for radicalized inmates which was opened in September, she added. (more...)
India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site
- March 09, 2019

Pakistan faces growing global pressure to rein in Islamist groups that carry out attacks in neighbouring India. In an article titled "In India, a search for "traitors" after conflict with Pakistan," its is stated, "A wave of angry nationalism has swept India in recent weeks, triggered by a February 14 suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian security personnel in the disputed region of Kashmir and then by a military confrontation with Pakistan, the country's oldest foe". (more...)
Thai election: Court dissolves opposition political party over princess nomination Thai election: Court dissolves opposition political party over princess nomination
- March 09, 2019

TSN meant to contest 174 of 375 constituencies around the country - those candidates will no longer run as the deadline to register with another party has long passed. New rules put in place by the outgoing military government benefit smaller parties at the expense of the top vote-winning parties through a complex formula when 150 "party-list seats" are shared out in the 500-seat House of Representatives. (more...)
Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon Trump claims Cohen ‘directly’ asked for a pardon
- March 09, 2019

Cohen says the Trump Organization agreed in 2017 to indemnify him and pay legal fees in connection with investigations arising from his work for the Trump Organization. "He's hiding behind having his lawyers do it", Giuliani said. Cohen has become a key figure in congressional investigations since turning on his former boss and cooperating with the special counsel. (more...)
International Women’s Day wishes 2019: Status messages and cards International Women’s Day wishes 2019: Status messages and cards
- March 09, 2019

The following year, the Social International established Women's Day in Copenhagen to celebrate those working for women's rights and universal suffrage. Several groups, including the March 8 Commission ― a network of feminist groups ― and two main labor unions, helped organize and promote the strike, along with some 500 street demonstrations around the country. (more...)
Nirav Modi spotted in London, continuing diamond business, says British daily Nirav Modi spotted in London, continuing diamond business, says British daily
- March 09, 2019

Nirav, who once posed with Hollywood stars and celebrities, has grown a beard and a handlebar moustache. Another reporter then says that the businessman owes people in India a lot of money and those people would want to know his whereabouts. (more...)
Much of Venezuela in Darkness Thanks to Massive Blackout Much of Venezuela in Darkness Thanks to Massive Blackout
- March 09, 2019

Washington this week revoked the USA visas of senior Venezuelan officials and said on Wednesday it had identified efforts by Maduro to work with foreign banks to move and hide money. "This is the second day I've spent here and now there is no light", said Guerra. He wants President Maduro to resign from the Miraflores Palace and make way for new elections. (more...)
US halts reporting of civilian deaths by drone outside war zones US halts reporting of civilian deaths by drone outside war zones
- March 09, 2019

The Trump administration has revoked part of an Obama-era executive order mandating an annual accounting of how many civilians have died in military and Central Intelligence Agency strikes, reducing the potential for public scrutiny of counterterrorism activities overseas. (more...)
Pakistan never seriously cracked down on militant groups that attack India Pakistan never seriously cracked down on militant groups that attack India
- March 09, 2019

Regardless, the board stressed that "this relative calm is not a solution". "I also call on China to play a constructive role in India and Pakistan relations". "Adding to the volatility, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is waging a tough re-election campaign in which he has used anti-Pakistan talk to fuel Hindu nationalism", it said. (more...)
Defiant Opposition Leader Returns to Venezuela Despite Threat of Arrest Defiant Opposition Leader Returns to Venezuela Despite Threat of Arrest
- March 09, 2019

Still, Maduro was defiant during a ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor and mentor, Hugo Chavez, belittling a "minority of opportunists and cowards". By 10.30 am local time, Guaido still had not appeared in Caracas, though in a recorded message posted on his Twitter account he said he was en route to his home and he would be with "the men and women I most admire" in a few hours. (more...)
Huawei escalates row by suing USA government Huawei escalates row by suing USA government
- March 09, 2019

Huawei says the United States government has failed to provide evidence to support the ban, and rejected claims of links to the Chinese government. The legal challenge comes down to an addition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald Trump signed a year ago. (more...)
Sherrod Brown announces he will not run for president in 2020 Sherrod Brown announces he will not run for president in 2020
- March 09, 2019

Brown, in an attempt to explore whether a run for President was possible, launched a "listening tour" that included stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and SC, the four key early voting states in the 2020 primary. "And I find that joy fighting for OH in the Senate". It's just not a concern of mine right now. In Ohio, the governor - Republican Mike DeWine, who, ironically, lost his Senate seat to Brown in the 2006 election - chooses who fills vacant Senate seats. (more...)
Former Fox Executive Bill Shine Resigns from White House Former Fox Executive Bill Shine Resigns from White House
- March 08, 2019

The Washington Post reported similar fissures between Trump and Shine as described by White House aides. He served eight months and managed to keep a low-profile throughout his tenure in a White House full of personalities. Shine was brought on to improve Trump's press coverage, which did not happen, though that can hardly be called Shine's fault. Sanders announced Shine's resignation just as the president touched down in Georgia and before he boarded Marine One for an ariel tour of ... (more...)
Chelsea Manning Jailed Because She Won't Testify About WikiLeaks Chelsea Manning Jailed Because She Won't Testify About WikiLeaks
- March 08, 2019

The judge said she will remain jailed until she testifies or until the grand jury concludes its work. Manning said all of the questions related to information she'd previously disclosed during her 2013 court martial. During the hearing, the judge would weigh the legality of her refusal to answer questions before the grand jury. The order sending Manning to jail is under seal, but the judge issued the sanction against her in open court, the clerk's office told NPR. (more...)
Baby of ISIS Bride Shamima Begum 'has died' Baby of ISIS Bride Shamima Begum 'has died'
- March 08, 2019

It is thought she had a bounty placed on her head after she begged to be allowed back to Britain. On Friday, her family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said they had received "strong but as yet unconfirmed reports" the baby had died, adding: "He was a British citizen". (more...)
Wrap up warm, Ireland is going to get snow this weekend Wrap up warm, Ireland is going to get snow this weekend
- March 08, 2019

Quite windy across many parts of the United Kingdom, one swirl of cloud, one area of low pressure that brought those unsettled conditions. "Preliminary forecasts call for amounts ranging from less than 1/10" over SE Minnesota to as much as a 1/2" in northern Iowa. (more...)
Emmanuel Macron proposes reforms for "EU renaissance"
- March 08, 2019

Macron's hailing of the European Union as a military power aggressively policing its borders is a signal received loud and clear by neo-fascistic politicians across Europe. He favours a more protectionist approach to some commercial sectors and the adoption of "European preferences in strategic industries ... as our American and Chinese competitors do". (more...)
McHenry County Sheriff's deputy dies after being shot at Rockford hotel McHenry County Sheriff's deputy dies after being shot at Rockford hotel
- March 08, 2019

Illinois State Police say a pursuit at speeds well in excess of 100 miles per hour in inclement weather and adverse road conditions occurred. He had refused to leave the auto, and reports from troopers at the scene said he pointed a rifle out of the vehicle. (more...)

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