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Allies show off bomber after 'failed' North Korean test

Allies show off bomber after 'failed' North Korean test The isolated nation Wednesday attempted another missile test-which failed almost instantly-as North Korean officials have repeatedly threatened to launch strikes against the US and South Korea. Trump administration still nominally open to dialogue, examining "the whole spectrum of possibilities" The White House called for a new perspective on North Korea policy on March 21, saying it was leaving o... [Full Article...]

Economy may grow at 7.2% in 2017: FM

Economy may grow at 7.2% in 2017: FM India continues to show good performance, China being stable with 6.5 per cent growth and three other member countries which were facing some challenges seem to be showing positive growth this year. He said the global economy has started improving and the economies of all our member countries have also started improving including India. The agreement for the first NDB loan in India (of $350 millio... [Full Article...]

French candidate Macron focuses his attacks on Le Pen

He has no party to rely on, wants to govern with personalities with no political experience, and if elected, needs a majority in France's lower house of parliament to be able to pass laws. "All the sponsorships are welcome, but no sponsorship will stop me from reforming and advancing", he insisted. That was down two percentage points from a week earlier, but still a high percentage by French elect... [Full Article...]

United Nations says Mosul displacement gathering pace as Iraq battles IS

United Nations says Mosul displacement gathering pace as Iraq battles IS They have now taken the Al-Arbiaa market and a grain silo overlooking the Old City, federal police commander Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat said on Saturday. "This stage is the hump of western operations that the ISF (Iraqi security forces) needs to get over without incurring significant ISF or civilian casualties", she said. [Full Article...]

Islamic State's second-in-command killed in air strike

Airstrikes by Iraqi Air Force and US-led worldwide coalition forces have been vital to the months-long operation to retake Mosul from IS. Almost 290,000 people have fled the city to escape the fighting, according to the United Nations. Mohamed Ibrahim al-Bayati, head of Security Council of Nineveh province, saids that IS prominent leaders move aimlessly on the borders between Iraq and Syria. [Full Article...]

Israel announces plans for new settlement in the West Bank

The settlement is to be built for residents of the Amona enclave that was demolished last month following an Israeli Supreme Court ruling stating it was built on privately owned Palestinian land. He said that under the new policy, Israel would continue with some construction when permissible but only inside previously developed areas or in areas adjacent to those already developed. [Full Article...]

Too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn, investigators say

In a new letter released on March 16, Cummings charged that Flynn had "violated the Constitution" by accepting such payments from "an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy", an apparent reference to USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian government-directed hackers had pilfered emails of the Democratic National Committee and Secretary Hillary Clinton's campaign. [Full Article...]

Carolina Marin enters final; PV Sindhu to play Sung Ji Hyun next

Carolina Marin enters final; PV Sindhu to play Sung Ji Hyun next While after a nail-biting 40 minutes-long second round clash Sindhu defeated Japan's Saena Kawakami to book her place in the last eight of the tournament, sixth-seed Saina outplayed Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-14, 21-11 within half an hour to storm into the quarter finals. [Full Article...]

Top Dem pushes back on Flynn immunity, as Trump urges testimony

The White House sent mixed messages Friday about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's conditional offer to cooperate with congressional investigators looking into contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign advisers and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Putin meets French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at Kremlin

There is little doubt Russian Federation would be happy to deal with a President Le Pen. The meeting also showed that the Kremlin is not shying away from actions that could influence foreign elections, even after the storm over USA intelligence agencies' allegations that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the United States presidential election to help Donald Trump win the White House. [Full Article...]

Tillerson meets wife of U.S. pastor jailed in Turkey

Tillerson meets wife of U.S. pastor jailed in Turkey The United States backs the YPG as a member of a larger cohort of militias, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Abstained to clarify the YPG role in upcoming Raqqa offensive of the anti-IS coalition, Tillerson acknowledged that the US faces "difficult choices". [Full Article...]

Di Maria & Cavani Lead PSG To Coupe De La Ligue Title

Di Maria & Cavani Lead PSG To Coupe De La Ligue Title Meanwhile, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has included Colombia striker Radamel Falcao and France fullback Djibril Sidibe in his squad despite both being injury doubts. Benjamin Mendy went close to halving the deficit with a stinging effort, but Cavani should have netted his second and sealed the outcome when he steered wide from Di Maria's delivery from the left. [Full Article...]

US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights The move comes rapidly on the heels of the US Department of Homeland Security establishing rules that will see passengers travelling on airlines from eight nations banned from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and cameras aboard flights. Necessary medical devices are excluded. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security declined to comment on the reports, saying "we have no comment on potential secu... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-nam's Body Leaves Beijing for Pyongyang

Kim Jong-nam's Body Leaves Beijing for Pyongyang To the end North Korea refused to recognise that the body was that of its supreme leader's half-brother, or to cooperate in clarifying the role of its agents in the attack. "I still state that the investigation on the murder of KJN is ongoing", Khalid told reporters in Kuala Lumpur . On March 1 , two women, Siti Aisyah, 25, an Indonesian, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 29, were charged in the ... [Full Article...]

China urges Trump to ease high-tech export controls

Despite Trump's fiery attacks on the campaign trail - accusing China of "raping" the United States economy and stealing millions of American jobs, among other things - his administration has taken a relatively hands-off approach in dealing with Beijing so far. [Full Article...]

White House pressures sacked lawyer Sally Yates against testifying against them

Congressman Nunes has come under consistent pressure for his unwillingness to investigate the Trump administration and its ties to Russian Federation. This morning, The Washington Post broke the news that the Trump administration tried to block former Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before Congress in what was supposed to be an open session on the Trump team's ties to Russian offi... [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi's Federation Internationale de Football Association ban: It's 'unfair and disproportionate', say Barcelona

Lionel Messi's Federation Internationale de Football Association ban: It's 'unfair and disproportionate', say Barcelona Federation Internationale de Football Association suspended Messi for four of Argentina s five remaining World Cup qualification matches after he was caught swearing at an official in the victory over Chile last week. However, Argentina is planning to make an appeal against the severity of Messi's ban. They then host bottom of the table Venezuela, before another home game against Peru. [Full Article...]

UN Chief Guterres Lands in Iraq to Review Aid Efforts

UN Chief Guterres Lands in Iraq to Review Aid Efforts Multiple members of the House Armed Services Committee went out of their way during the public hearing to note that the U.S. takes more care to minimize civilian casualties than any other nation, that ISIS often uses civilians as human shields , and that, in the long run, the US-led aerial campaign will ultimately spare civilians from more suffering. [Full Article...]

Supporters stage rally for arrested former president Park Geun-hye

Supporters stage rally for arrested former president Park Geun-hye Most detainees at the Seoul Detention Centre share 12-square-metre cells created to hold about six people, but prominent figures stay in one-person facilities due to safety concerns. If Park is found guilty of the multiple charges laid against her, including bribery, she faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and possibly up to 45 years. [Full Article...]

NCAA Tournament: What you should know about Wisconsin basketball

EST on TBS. He's been shooting it lights out lately. Then, the Wildcats left the baseline open on Nigel Hayes' game-winning reverse layup, helping on the wrong side. He is a force around the basket, and his defense is a joy to watch. National Basketball Association teams will notice the defensive issues. Iverson and Martin combined to score 29 points against Creighton. [Full Article...]


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