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Irish Water issues URGENT appeal to homeowners

Irish Water issues URGENT appeal to homeowners Irish Water was forced to restrict the supply to 1.2 million people across Dublin and parts of Meath, Kildare and Wicklow overnight, while 33,500 more are cut off in other counties. "That will involve appealing to people to conserve water, it will involve pressure management during the day where we can, it will involve a lot of additional crews on the ground finding and repairing leaks". [Full Article...]

China calls for USA restraint on trade protectionism

China calls for USA restraint on trade protectionism Top American allies, including Canada and the European Union , have pledged to retaliate if Trump follows through on the plan. On Friday European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU was drawing up measures against leading U.S. [Full Article...]

A powerful storm in the United States: the number of victims grows

A powerful storm in the United States: the number of victims grows For now, he and his wife are staying with his mother-in-law. In Boston and nearby coastal communities, storm surge and high tides sent seawater into the streets. MA and Rhode Island recorded winds of 134 km / h and Virginia 125 km / h. Winds in the Washington area reached gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. Almost 1.7 million homes and businesses were left without power in the Northeast a... [Full Article...]

4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma felt in Wichita

4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma felt in Wichita The agency reports the magnitude-4.2 quake struck around 5:15 p.m. Sunday about nine miles northeast of Enid. There have been no reports of structural damage, or injury at this time. [Full Article...]

Rajnath Singh speaks to Tripura Guv, DGP; asks to check violence

According to media reports, a Lenin's statue has been brought down by several BJP workers and supporters with the help of JCB in Belonia town on Monday. This, amid complaints received by the Tripura police yesterday of post-poll violence from various parts of the state since Sunday, and despite the BJP warning its supporters of "stern" action if they indulged in "post-poll violence". [Full Article...]

Steel tariff could cost Ford and GM $1 billion each

Steel tariff could cost Ford and GM $1 billion each He tweeted that the United States was "losing billions of dollars on trade" and would find a trade war "easy to win". "I know he's had conversations with a number of the world leaders", Ross said in an interview with ABC's "This Week". [Full Article...]

Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power after inconclusive vote

Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power after inconclusive vote Voters backed the anti-immigration, anti-Europe 5 Star Movement , and a coalition of right-wing parties including Silvio Berlusconi's . In Britain, the far right UK Independence Party performed poorly in last summer's general election. [Full Article...]

Tough trade talk worries Reynolds

Tough trade talk worries Reynolds Guajardo said negotiators were close to concluding "a number" of chapters in the pact as he spoke in Mexico City with officials from the United States and Canada at the end of the seventh round of negotiations. Lighthizer said that meant Canada and Mexico would enjoy tariff exemptions once a NAFTA deal was reached, calling the tariffs an "incentive" to conclude the talks. [Full Article...]

Ex-Russian Spy Critically Ill After 'Unknown Substance' Exposure

Ex-Russian Spy Critically Ill After 'Unknown Substance' Exposure According to the BBC , Sergei Skripal , 66, was given refuge in the United Kingdom after a spy "swap" deal between Russian Federation and the U.S. A hospital in Salisbury said earlier on Monday that it was "dealing with a major incident involving a small number of casualties". Meanwhile, police said they were looking into a " major incident ". [Full Article...]

China kicks off annual parliamentary session, military budget rises

China kicks off annual parliamentary session, military budget rises He added that China's aspiration to build world-class armed forces would cover "all aspects of military training and war preparedness", so that "national sovereignty, security and development interests" could be firmly safeguarded. I expect eventually we will see warships and aircraft there regularly, if not based there permanently. The International Monetary Fund in January raised its forecas... [Full Article...]

In the United States raging powerful storm

In the United States raging powerful storm At least 2 million customers lost power at some point during the storm throughout the week in 13 states, ABC News reports. OH and upstate NY got a foot or more of snow, while Boston and Rhode Island expected to get 2 inches to 5 inches. [Full Article...]

Guillermo del Toro talks honoring his roots after Oscar wins

Guillermo del Toro talks honoring his roots after Oscar wins Best Picture victor The Shape of Water has taken in $57.4 million since its release in early December, which may get a boost after its Best Picture win, but it is already the highest-grossing Best Picture victor since Argo ($136 million). [Full Article...]

More Democrats voted early in Texas Primary

More Democrats voted early in Texas Primary The Cook Political Report's David Wasserman found that in the top 15 counties in the state, the Democratic early vote had spiked 105 percent over 2014 numbers. So far in 2018, that number is nearly 35 percent. "I'll be blunt: Democrat voter turnout is surging statewide during Early Voting", Abbott said earlier in the week in an email to supporters. [Full Article...]

US trade representatives to meet in Beijing for further trade talks

US trade representatives to meet in Beijing for further trade talks As Xi looked on from a stage dominated by mostly male party leaders in dark suits, a constitutional amendment to scrap the two-term limit for the presidency was read out to the chamber, prompting fervent applause. Analysts have warned that the move carries risks as it ends a "collective" model of leadership that maintained stability after Mao's chaotic reign from 1949 to his death in 1976. [Full Article...]

China to spend RM700 billion on modernising army

China to spend RM700 billion on modernising army China has no desire to overturn the existing global order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and National People's Congress (NPC) spokesman Zhang Yesui (張業遂) said yesterday. [Full Article...]

This Was a Crazy Week for the White House

This Was a Crazy Week for the White House For now, Trump's jokes aside, the Kushners remain in place. A spokesperson for Kushner's attorney did not deny the sitdowns, but said the unpaid senior adviser has had no interaction with Kushner Companies since joining the administration . [Full Article...]

Trump Negotiates 'Like a Pinball Machine,' Top Republican Says

Trump Negotiates 'Like a Pinball Machine,' Top Republican Says They also permit a judge to limit a person's access to guns if they are deemed likely to harm themselves or others, known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and a longtime advocate for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. "How about we take the "shooting" out of "mass shooting"?" 'If all we end up doing is stuff the gun i... [Full Article...]

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao go insane in Mental Hai Kya poster!

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao go insane in Mental Hai Kya poster! The immensely talented duo has collaborated for a psychological thriller which goes by the title - Mental Hai Kya and we must say, we are already so kicked to watch this mad-madhouse. While Kangana is seen contorting her face, it is Rajkummar who is flipping us the bird. "He is a star today while still being a brilliant actor, so I will have to be on my toes to ensure he doesn't steal the show f... [Full Article...]

Italy elections deliver stalemate, Silvio Berlusconi and maverick Five Star advance

Italy elections deliver stalemate, Silvio Berlusconi and maverick Five Star advance Salvini's party is one of the two demanding to form Italy's next government. That sentiment is one everyone seems to agree on. "The (next) government is an enigma", read the front-page headline of the daily Corriere della Sera. With the bloc's third-largest economy seemingly facing prolonged political instability, the anti-immigrant League claimed the right to rule after its centre-right allia... [Full Article...]

US stock indexes turn higher in late morning trading

US stock indexes turn higher in late morning trading The tariffs he is threatening to impose against imported steel and aluminum are likely to cause just as much pain for USA companies, US workers and US investors as the worldwide trading partners that Mr. "So while it might affect an individual producer for a little while, overall it's not going to be much more than a rounding error ", he said. The move has been highly controversial among ... [Full Article...]


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