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Brexit Worries Scuppered By Spring Budget

Brexit Worries Scuppered By Spring Budget There will be changes to the Value-Added Tax treatment of roaming mobile phone charges so that they are aligned with the global approach to these. Philip Hammond argues - with the backing of Matthew Taylor of the RSA think tank, who is now leading a review of modern working practices - that many people who are self-employed or work through a company are doing so primarily for tax benefits, rathe... [Full Article...]

Was Trump Investigated? Release Wiretap Proof, John McCain Tells President

Clapper, testified that there is absolutely no truth to that allegation. In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's " State of the Union ", McCain said he was troubled by a number of things with Russian Federation, including the Republican Party removing a call for defensive weapons to Ukraine from its official platform. [Full Article...]

Assad: US troops in Syria are 'invaders'

The new contingent adds to the 500 U.S. troops already in Syria. But that isn't all U.S. forces are doing in northern Syria. The official said troops from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit had deployed a battery of 155mm Howitzers to an outpost in Syria. [Full Article...]

BJP stakes claim to form government in Manipur

BJP stakes claim to form government in Manipur He asserted that the NPF will not join the Congress even if approached to form the government in the state, maintaining the party's earlier stance of making the region Congress-free. As well, one Congress MLA has defected to the BJP, but the his party has said he was abducted. "We are open for alliance with any other party". Neither the Congress nor the BJP has reached the 31-seat mark needed to... [Full Article...]

Vehicle spins off road, lands on roof in China

Vehicle spins off road, lands on roof in China The driver reportedly said he accidentally stepped on the accelerator while changing direction to avoid the accident, according to BBC News . Fortunately, it later emerged that the house was unoccupied at the time and is being used for storage. [Full Article...]

Malaysia hopes for talks with North Korea in 'next few days'

Malaysia hopes for talks with North Korea in 'next few days' However, Huang declined to elaborate further. But Malaysian authorities suspect North Korea orchestrated the assassination of the leader's brother, who is known to have criticised the country's hereditary succession, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb 13, using the highly toxic nerve agent VX. [Full Article...]

Court issues bailable arrest warrant against singer, BJP MP Babul Supriyo

Court issues bailable arrest warrant against singer, BJP MP Babul Supriyo The court may issue a warrant against him", said an officer.When contacted, Moitra said, "I know that the chargesheet has been filed. "A bailable arrest warrant was issued against Supriyo by the Alipore court on Friday under IPC 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman)", Joint commissioner of police Vishal Garg said. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Guatemala girls' shelter fire climbs to 40

The death toll in a horrific fire at a government-run children's shelter in has climbed to 40, after another girl succumbed to her injuries, officials in Guatemala said yesterday. Soto said at least four of them could travel to the USA for treatment and added that the adolescents had burns on their faces, legs and torsos. Officials said all those who lost their lives were aged between 14 and 17. [Full Article...]

Africa Proposes Law to Legalize Some Trade in Rhino Horn

Africa Proposes Law to Legalize Some Trade in Rhino Horn South African rhino poaching numbers for the last year show a decline for the second consecutive year due to concerted conservation efforts. A 30-day period which allowed the public to express their views on the legislation ended on Friday, according to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs. [Full Article...]

With 32 MLAs' support, BJP to elect Manipur leader tomorrow

With 32 MLAs' support, BJP to elect Manipur leader tomorrow The Congress today cried foul as the BJP was set to form the government in Manipur with the support from three small NDA constituents, a Congress MLA and the lone Trinamool Congress legislator, taking its tally to 32. Congress general secretary CP Joshi, who is in charge of party affairs in Manipur, has been camping in the state. "He will take oath as a Congress MLA..." While addressing a press ... [Full Article...]

The 'Only Bipartisan Thing' Left: Former VP Joe Biden Takes On Cancer

The 'Only Bipartisan Thing' Left: Former VP Joe Biden Takes On Cancer The initiative was created previous year by Biden's former boss, former President Barack Obama, and brought together a variety of experts with the task of speeding up cancer research and ultimately ending the disease. The initiative also launched a tool where you can see every cancer trial in the USA and the criteria for the trial, in the hopes that more people will enroll in trials and more inf... [Full Article...]

Death penalties in China only apply in extremely severe cases

Death penalties in China only apply in extremely severe cases China can punish 46 crimes with the death penalty. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, China has launched a sweeping fight against corruption, which the top leadership announced late a year ago "has gained crushing momentum". [Full Article...]

Jonathan Joseph scores hat-trick, as England equal record

Jonathan Joseph scores hat-trick, as England equal record The Bath outside centre had faded as an attacking force over the past year, his tries coming from intercepts and opportunism, but this was a glorious return to form that produced a second global hat-trick. Many have questioned the exact worth of England's achievement given they have not played New Zealand, the world's number one ranked side, in their winning sequence and are not due to face th... [Full Article...]

GOP lawmaker: 'We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies'

GOP lawmaker: 'We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies' His comment quoted a cartoon from the account "Voices of Europe", which described itself on Twitter as "Anti EU / Pro Europe / MAGA". The post that Mr King retweeted on Sunday showed a image of Mr Wilders plugging a hole in a wall labelled "Western Civilization" as protesters with beards behind him hold signs that say, "Infidels, Know Your Limits" and "Freedom of Speech Go To Hell". [Full Article...]

Health care is a right

Mulvaney argued that the analyses of the effects of the replacement plan introduced last week by House Republicans, called the American Healthcare Act, overestimated the positive impact of Obamacare, saying struggling insurance markets in some states may not increase coverage. [Full Article...]

Man and woman switch names in viral workplace sexism experiment

Man and woman switch names in viral workplace sexism experiment You can (and should!) read Hallberg's full post here . Hallberg's workweek was far easier than normal, while Schneider's was abysmal. He ended up being assigned to monitor her performance, though-a work relationship dynamic they both hated. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia scraps visa-free entry for North Koreans

The nerve agent is classified as a weapon of mass destruction and banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention-which North Korea, along with only three other countries, has not signed. "And now the person next to me will become a (celebrity)", one friend says in the video she filmed that night, prompting Aisyah to laugh. "It would be impossible for such a tiny person like her to do such a crime ... [Full Article...]

Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error'

Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error' It is due to take effect from April next year. But the Chancellor's speech for the 2017 spring budget announced that the main rate of Class 4 National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed would increase in 2018 and 2019. As she addressed the row during a press conference in Brussels, Mrs May backed the changes introduced by Philip Hammond but said there would be no vote until the autu... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces recapture 'over a third' of west Mosul

The extremists had allegedly murdered up to 600 prison inmates, mostly Shia Muslims, when they captured Mosul in 2014. "So we are very committed to not just defeating them in Mosul, but making sure these guys can not escape", he said. The officer said he expected it would take less time to recapture the western half of the city than the east, which was cleared in January after 100 days of fighting... [Full Article...]

Modi's BJP Leads in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election - Indian Election Commission

Modi's BJP Leads in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election - Indian Election Commission Amit Shah has also begun parleys with the RSS brass to decide chief ministerial candidates for the states. "But with this win, all these would take a backseat and Amitbhai's stamp of authority will soon be visible all over the party", said a party insider, who wished to remain anonymous. [Full Article...]


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