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US trying to 'embarrass' Pakistan with terror financing list - minister

US trying to 'embarrass' Pakistan with terror financing list - minister Confusion abounded last week, after several media reports suggested that a decision had been made to place Pakistan on the grey list, prompting FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal to say that the outcome of the FATF meeting was "awaited". He said Pakistan has already taken steps to remove the deficiencies in these areas and cited the presidential ordinance that was quietly passed days before the FATF p... [Full Article...]

White House denies report that security adviser HR McMaster is being replaced

White House denies report that security adviser HR McMaster is being replaced McMaster. News reported that McMaster's departure would happen as soon as next month. If the three-star Army general departs, he could be replaced by Ford Motors executive Stephen Biegun, according to an NBC News report. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster pauses while speaking to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House, May 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. [Full Article...]

Gov. Greitens invasion of privacy trial date set for May 14

Gov. Greitens invasion of privacy trial date set for May 14 It's unclear why an outside firm was used for the investigation instead of St. Louis police. Missouri senators are considering changing how the lieutenant governor's replacement is chosen amid calls for Republican Gov. The Circuit Attorney's Office defends the hiring of outside investigator, saying the firm has expertise in these types of investigations. The May trial date was a victory for Gr... [Full Article...]

Egyptian officers killed in Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian officers killed in Sinai Peninsula It also came one day after Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq said "forces of evil" have recently been trying to "undermine the security and safety of the nation through the broadcast and publication of lies and false news". The State Information Service accused the BBC of spreading false information and demanded an apology "refuting the professional errors and violations, as well as the allegat... [Full Article...]

Adam Rippon goes on 'Ellen,' talks Sally Field's 'hutzpah'

Adam Rippon goes on 'Ellen,' talks Sally Field's 'hutzpah' The Olympian is now working with GLAAD's youth engagement programme, a role which he said he found meaningful. DeGeneres also presented Rippon with a $10,000 donation from Shutterfly to his fundraising campaign to support GLAAD's LGBT youth programs. [Full Article...]

J'aime Morgaine: It's not a gun control vs. second amendment argument

The problem is very clearly how easily most people can get access to an assault weapon. On Monday, Rep. Luke Messer reiterated his support of Second Amendment rights and tweeted that "gun bans are not the answer". Meetings of Republican caucus members on Tuesday will be closely watched to see whether there is any change in the weather on guns. The time to act is now - on national, state an... [Full Article...]

Electronics retailer Maplin enters administration

Electronics retailer Maplin enters administration Toys "R" Us said Simon Thomas and Arron Kendall, partners at Moorfields Advisory Limited, are acting as joint administrators of the British division of the United States retailer to oversee "an orderly wind-down of the store portfolio over the coming weeks". [Full Article...]

Spy Chief Says US Response Hasn't Deterred Russian Meddling

Spy Chief Says US Response Hasn't Deterred Russian Meddling While the president has mocked the notion of Russian meddling in the election he won, USA intelligence officials are convinced of it, and they believe Russia is looking to interfere in the midterm elections in November. "And it is not just our effort". Rogers said hasn't "been granted any , you know, additional authorities, capacity and capability" to combat Russian interference. [Full Article...]

White House Communication director stepping down

White House Communication director stepping down White House chief of staff John Kelly praised Ms Hicks' contribution in her time at the White House. " Hope Hicks - the White House communications director and perhaps the president's closest confidante - gone, abruptly resigning , just a day after admitting she's told lies for the president", CNN host Erin Burnett exploded. [Full Article...]

IOC reinstates Russia's Olympic membership despite failed doping tests

IOC reinstates Russia's Olympic membership despite failed doping tests On Wednesday, Putin invited a group of athletes to the Kremlin. "The final notification of all remaining test results from the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) delegation has been received", read an IOC statement . 2 Russian athletes failed doping tests during the Games. "I thank the fans who did not cross the line and what could result in sanctions". The money, which the ROC announced was ... [Full Article...]

Quake kills 14 in Papua New Guinea; ExxonMobil plant shut

Quake kills 14 in Papua New Guinea; ExxonMobil plant shut The quake hit the provinces of Southern Highlands and Hela, a heavily forested region about 560 km northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at around 3.45 a.m. Aftershocks continue amid fears that the damage may spread. USGS said some casualties and damage were possible and recent earthquakes in the area had caused tsunamis and landslides. [Full Article...]

Free, fair and open trade would benefit U.S. farmers

Free, fair and open trade would benefit U.S. farmers Salmonsen: Probably the one most positive thing for USA agriculture is what's called the sanitary and phytosanitary chapter, that's the area that deals with food safety rules, trying to get better accommodation between the three countries, make sure we have science-based rulemaking, equivalency among regulations in some ways, so that there aren't these behind the border barriers that hold up trad... [Full Article...]

Holi Special! When Sridevi shows LOVE for Boney

Holi Special! When Sridevi shows LOVE for Boney Maharashtra government accorded full state honours for the funeral of Sridevi, who was conferred a Padma Shri in 2013. Her father passed away in 1991 while she was shooting one of her best-known films, Lamhe , and her mother, who was also her manager, died in 1996 due to complications following a surgery conducted in NY. [Full Article...]

MP bypoll results: Congress retains both Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats

MP bypoll results: Congress retains both Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats According to the latest information from counting centres, Congress candidates are ahead of their BJP rivals in Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats. "The people of Madhya Pradesh have made a decision to vote out the BJP". The BJP candidate , however, managed to reduce the Congress lead of 20,765 votes in the 2013 elections. [Full Article...]

23-Year-Old Virginia Mother Found Dead Near Home After Mysterious Disappearance

23-Year-Old Virginia Mother Found Dead Near Home After Mysterious Disappearance Keyser, age 23, has been charged with first-degree murder and concealing a dead body, so far. Anyone with information is asked to call the Middlesex Sheriff's Office at 804-758-5600. In addition, they said her auto is still at home and her broken necklace was found in the yard. Ronda St John, TerriLynn's mother, made an emotional plea on Facebook when St. [Full Article...]

Europe Calls For More Action to Fight Illegal Content Online

Europe Calls For More Action to Fight Illegal Content Online The EC has stressed that humans must oversee the content removal process in order to ensure that content is not taken down due to an error within an automated monitoring system. But internet activists expressed concern the voluntary measures announced Thursday bypass those very rules that protect companies from having to actively monitor their websites and could lead to excessive blocking of free ... [Full Article...]

Turkey 'neutralises' over 2000 terrorists in Syria

Turkey 'neutralises' over 2000 terrorists in Syria A source with ties to Kurdish forces stationed in Afrin told Sputnik a Turkish A129 ATAK attack helicopter was successfully targeted near the Turkey-Syria border. "We will convey to our counterparts that the decision does not befit our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the decision might mean supporting terror", he told Turkish broadcaster Haberturk. [Full Article...]

Entertainment Icon Reba McEntire Returns to Host 53rd Annual ACM Awards

Entertainment Icon Reba McEntire Returns to Host 53rd Annual ACM Awards Early in the morning of March 1, Reba appeared on " CBS This Morning " to share the big news that she would be returning as the host of this year's ACM Awards . Sam Hunt, Little Big Town and Midland all have three nominations each. McAnally is also nominated in the Album of the Year category for Old Dominion's album Happy Endings , and in the Single Record of the Year category as a pr... [Full Article...]

Scotland, Wales defy London with bills to keep powers after Brexit

Scotland, Wales defy London with bills to keep powers after Brexit The British government needs a deal with Scotland and Wales before the summer in order to pass the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in Britain's national parliament. She told BBC Radio 4: "After Brexit, in terms of the devolution settlement, those powers should return to the Scottish parliament and it should be up to us how we exercise them". [Full Article...]

Ukraine makes $2 bln in revenue from gas transit

Ukraine makes $2 bln in revenue from gas transit However, since the court previously ordered Naftogaz to pay Gazprom for gas supply arrears in January, Gazprom's net payment after two arbitration decisions will be $2.56bn. According to the Ukrainian side, as a result of two litigations, Gazprom will have to pay $2.56 billion to Kiev. The price dispute over Gazprom's deliveries to Ukraine ended up at the global arbitration court in Stockholm,... [Full Article...]


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