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New York Giants to sign LT Nate Solder New York Giants to sign LT Nate Solder
- March 16, 2018

The Giants also intend to sign outside linebacker Kareem Martin , a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the NFL Network. Solder's play has dipped over the past few years and some of his deficiencies in pass protection have been masked by Tom Brady's lightning quick release. (more...)
Naresh Agarwal takes back his remarks on Jaya after facing criticism Naresh Agarwal takes back his remarks on Jaya after facing criticism
- March 15, 2018

Therefore, a Samajwadi leader is a natural fit in BJP . But things didn't work out. The SP will be left with 10 votes after ensuring a Rajya Sabha seat for its candidates. Sources within the BJP said that not everyone was pleased with Agrawal's induction into the party primarily because of his "insulting" comments for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (more...)
Federer downs Delbonis to kick off Indian Wells Masters title defence Federer downs Delbonis to kick off Indian Wells Masters title defence
- March 15, 2018

Very weird", Djokovic said. Roger Federer was pushed by left-handed Argentine Federico Delbonis but won their second-round match at the season's first ATP Masters 1000 event. "I was actually pretty nervous playing the match", said the 25-year-old Daniel. The Serb concedes that being sidelined for so long and struggling with a lengthy injury is new to him and he says he spoke to his countryman Viktor Troicki about how he dealt with his return to the game after getting suspended by the ITF ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton Criticized After Saying Trump Voters Supported a 'Backwards' Agenda Hillary Clinton Criticized After Saying Trump Voters Supported a 'Backwards' Agenda
- March 14, 2018

What's far more disturbing is that a great number of her fellow Democrats-perhaps a majority-will find nothing to disagree with in her latest remarks . She got a mild concussion and was treated for a blood clot near her brain. When she testified before Congress, she was wearing special prism eyeglass lenses, which are used to assist people experiencing double vision. (more...)
Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State
- March 14, 2018

European diplomats saw some chance Pompeo may have more influence over Trump than Tillerson , who antagonized the USA president by reportedly calling him a "moron" and who differed with Trump on Iran and other issues. Trump said Tuesday he made the change as part of preparing for his anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a possible nuclear deal. (more...)
'The View's Joy Behar Apologizes For Mike Pence Mental Illness Remark 'The View's Joy Behar Apologizes For Mike Pence Mental Illness Remark
- March 14, 2018

Pence encouraged Behar to also apologize "to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended". "I think Vice President Pence is right". "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized ". Behar finally addressed the viewers and offered a twelve-second apology on the Tuesday, March 13 edition of The View . On a Tuesday episode of the daytime talk show, co-host Behar reiterated the apology she made to the vice president in a private phone call. (more...)
DoJ proposes banning bump stocks, like those Vegas shooter had DoJ proposes banning bump stocks, like those Vegas shooter had
- March 12, 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE plans to unveil a proposal on Sunday that would encourage school systems around the country to allow armed staff on school premises, The Wall Street Journal reports. (more...)
China reacts to Trump's steel tariffs China reacts to Trump's steel tariffs
- March 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump has since announced tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, drawing threats of retaliation from China and other nations. Trump on Thursday enacted tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, going against the wishes of numerous Republicans and the European Union. (more...)
'Sleep deprived, always under bright lights', Karti complains to CBI court 'Sleep deprived, always under bright lights', Karti complains to CBI court
- March 11, 2018

He now faces further interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, during which he will be questioned alongside his chartered accountant S Bhaskararaman. Meanwhile, the court asked the agency to file a reply to Mr. Karti's bail application and fixed March 15 for the hearing. Karti is accused of having illegally taken service charges for getting the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the INX Media for receiving ... (more...)
Modi hold talks with French President Modi hold talks with French President
- March 11, 2018

Following extensive talks between PM Modi and President Macron , India and France signed 14 pacts in the strategic areas of security, nuclear energy and protection of classified information including an agreement on "reciprocal logistical support" by the armed forces of both sides. (more...)
Turkish FM: Afrin operation to be completed by May Turkish FM: Afrin operation to be completed by May
- March 11, 2018

The State Department spokesperson on Thursday said talks between Turkish and American officials have begun in the US capital and many issues will be discussed including Syria and Turkey's ongoing operation in Afrin . On a visit to Ankara last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Turkey and the US had to solve the tensions surrounding Manbij as a "priority". (more...)
Russian President nonchalant over U.S. alleged meddling Russian President nonchalant over U.S. alleged meddling
- March 11, 2018

Putin said Moscow could not prosecute anyone for the alleged meddling because no evidence has been presented showing that Russian law has been violated. "Doesn't that sound ridiculous even to you?" he said. Putin claimed that the United States interferes in Russian elections "all the time " but that it was "impossible for us" to do the same. (more...)
Government to reveal policy paper on abortion if 8th amendment is repealed Government to reveal policy paper on abortion if 8th amendment is repealed
- March 10, 2018

Speaking outside Government Buildings earlier today, Minister for Health Simon Harris said that it was appropriate that this decision was taken on International Women's Day. The Eighth Amendment of Ireland's Constitution enshrines the right to life of the unborn, rendering abortion illegal other than in exceptional circumstances. (more...)
Anthony Davis leaves game with apparent hip injury Anthony Davis leaves game with apparent hip injury
- March 10, 2018

The big man turned his left ankle severely on Kosta Koufos' foot after securing a rebound. Davis remained in the game briefly before being taken to the Pelicans locker room with 3:11 left in the third. Buddy Hield led the Kings (20-45) with 20 points. Late in the second quarter, #Anthony Davis labored down the floor after a hard collision with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan . (more...)
United Nations human rights experts slam inclusion of rapporteur in DOJ 'terrorist' list United Nations human rights experts slam inclusion of rapporteur in DOJ 'terrorist' list
- March 10, 2018

According to Zeid, the Philippine justice ministry charged Carpuz in a regional court last month with terrorism. "Government accusations that global human rights experts have links to the NPA seek to undermine the valuable work they do to promote accountability for rights abuses", Asia division researcher for HRW Carlos Conde said in a statement . (more...)
Another Dr BR Ambedkar statue vandalised by miscreants Another Dr BR Ambedkar statue vandalised by miscreants
- March 10, 2018

The incident comes after a Lenin statue was toppled in Tripura and a statue of Periyar was broken in Tamil Nadu by suspected BJP activists. Reports state that six members of the group have been detained by the police in the incident. Ramasamy in Tamil Nadu". In two days five statutes of prominent leaders in country has been vandalised and now India's lawmaker Dr BR Ambedkar statue has been brought down in Meerut city, Uattar Pradesh. (more...)
Pacific trade pact countries go it alone without US Pacific trade pact countries go it alone without US
- March 09, 2018

U.S. Wheat Associates and NAWG are concerned about the deal and want the U.S.to re-enter TPP. The U.K., Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia are among those that have shown interest in participating. Still another fear was recently voiced in New Zealand: Perhaps the US will return to the agreement. The Council of Canadians is anxious, however, that with Mercosur, the Liberal government is again rushing into another corporate agreement, without a debate on the needs and wishes of the public, Dey ... (more...)
Spring time change is Sunday Spring time change is Sunday
- March 09, 2018

Unless, you're a farmer from 1908 , chances are you don't have much use for daylight savings time . While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward, they will gain an hour of daylight. The Miami Herald said the U.S. Department of Transportation is charged with setting time zones but states can still exempt themselves from daylight saving time , if Congress approves. (more...)
Business experts to help firms on 'no-deal' Brexit
- March 07, 2018

Following the meeting, Mr Barnier said: "The EU is looking for practical solutions to avoiding a hard border, in full respect of the constitutional status of Northern Ireland , as set out in the Good Friday Agreement". The party may also stress that after Brexit, Northern Ireland companies must have unfettered access to markets across the UK. "It would be an economic catastrophe if we allowed a border between ourselves and the rest of the U.K". (more...)
PNB Scam: ICICI Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank Shikha Sharma Summoned PNB Scam: ICICI Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank Shikha Sharma Summoned
- March 07, 2018

A special court on Saturday had issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Modi and Choksi in the alleged scam. Prior, a senior authority of the ICICI Bank was summoned to the CBI office in Mumbai . The reports said Kochhar was questioned on Sunday and Monday as well. "In the normal course of trade business, the bank, through the overseas branches, undertakes transactions against LoUs (Letters of Undertaking) issued by other banks". (more...)
France to set age of sexual consent at 15 France to set age of sexual consent at 15
- March 07, 2018

The French government has proposed to make the legal age of sexual consent 15 after a public outcry over two high-profile cases of rape involving 11-year-old girls, the country's Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said Monday. This decision comes after two high-profile cases of rape involving 11 year-old girls which has sparked outrage throughout the land. Last year, a 30-year-old man was acquitted of rape after a court decided that an 11-year-old he had sex with was not subjected to ... (more...)
Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe
- March 07, 2018

Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines for its Land Cruiser 4x4 as well as for commercial vehicles such as the Hilux and Proace. The Japanese company is the world's third largest auto manufacturer but it has always struggled to match that impact in Europe. (more...)
Extremist attack kills eight, injure 80 in Burkina Faso Extremist attack kills eight, injure 80 in Burkina Faso
- March 06, 2018

Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), a Mali-based Islamist group, claimed that eight of its members carried out the coordinated twin attacks , speaking via the Mauritanian news outlet Alakhbar . In a televised speech on Saturday, President Roch Kabore urged the public on Saturday to collaborate more closely with the armed forces. The violence began mid-morning when heavy gunfire broke out in the centre of the Burkinabe capital. (more...)
Nagaland: Will bring transparency in governance, says Rio Nagaland: Will bring transparency in governance, says Rio
- March 06, 2018

Out of the country for the weekend to celebrate Holi with his 93-year-old grandmother, Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a stinging attack against the BJP soon after his return. A verity of factors, not limited to anti-incumbency, led the BJP claiming victory in Tripura and could see the party form governments in Meghalaya and Nagaland, post-election the way it did in Manipur past year. (more...)
Kremlin rejects United States charge Russian Federation in breach of arms control treaties Kremlin rejects United States charge Russian Federation in breach of arms control treaties
- March 06, 2018

In his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Moscow , Putin said the weapons include a nuclear-powered cruise missile , a nuclear-powered underwater drone and new hypersonic missile and showed video footage the launch of a new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile on big screens. (more...)
Putin shows new Russian nuclear weapons Putin shows new Russian nuclear weapons
- March 05, 2018

Merkel's office said both leaders expressed concern about Russian President Vladimir Putin's unveiling of new weapons systems yesterday "and their negative consequences for global arms control efforts". "You see, all my ancestors in the past were peasant serfs, while I am the president", Russian state-run news agency TASS quoted Putin as saying. She called the animation "cheesy". (more...)
Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes
- March 04, 2018

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" to clear YPG militants from Afrin in northwestern Syria , as Ankara considers the YPG as the Syrian affiliates of the PKK, a terrorist organization listed by Turkey, the US and EU. Thousands of civilians have fled their homes since the start of the assault, either to the town of Afrin or to nearby government-controlled areas. It is one of the bloodiest days for Turkish troops since they began a major offensive against Kurdish fighters ... (more...)
Jordanian King Abdullah delivers talk on Islamic heritage Jordanian King Abdullah delivers talk on Islamic heritage
- March 04, 2018

He lauded Jordan's efforts in tackling radicalisation and terrorism and committed India's cooperation in this regard. The Forum, which is held under the title "Promoting Investment, Trade and Partnerships between Jordan and India", is organized by the Jordan Chamber of Commerce and the Jordan Investment Commission in cooperation with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. (more...)
Ivanka Trump's Canadian Business Deal Is Reportedly Under Investigation by the FBI Ivanka Trump's Canadian Business Deal Is Reportedly Under Investigation by the FBI
- March 04, 2018

The deal under investigation is Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, which opened in February 2017, shortly after the president's inauguration. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were on hand for the opening ceremonies of the hotel exactly one year ago. " President Trump's June financial disclosure form said the Trump Organization made more than US$5 million in royalties and US$21,500 in management fees from the Vancouver property". (more...)
Iranian President Rouhani Pledged Women Will Get Access to Stadiums — FIFA Chief Iranian President Rouhani Pledged Women Will Get Access to Stadiums — FIFA Chief
- March 04, 2018

But women have been banned from watching football in Iran since 1979, and as a outcome, they were temporarily held by police before being released after the match. Meanwhile, BBC reporter Vicki Sparks tweeted her support for the detained women: "As a woman who's loved going to football matches ever since I was a little girl, this breaks my heart". (more...)
'Pari' my wife's best work ever: Virat Kohli lauds Anushka 'Pari' my wife's best work ever: Virat Kohli lauds Anushka
- March 03, 2018

These screamer videos have actually turned out to be the best promotional technique and built the curiosity about the film. The Bollywood star, however, was not able to attend the film screening as she was busy shooting for her other film, Sui Dhaaga, in Bhopal. (more...)
Russia's patience with Ghouta militants not indefinite: Putin Russia's patience with Ghouta militants not indefinite: Putin
- March 03, 2018

AFP reporters saw no movement at the Wafideen checkpoint through which would-be evacuees were told to exit the Eastern Ghouta enclave that the government lost in 2012 and has besieged nearly ever since. In comments after the vote, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, blamed the Syrian government and its allies, Russian Federation and Iran , for not taking responsibility for the urgency of the situation. (more...)
California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein. It's about time California Democratic Party declines to endorse Dianne Feinstein. It's about time
- March 01, 2018

Kevin de Leon rose to prominence in recent months after authoring the party's "Sanctuary State" legislation, a bill that limits local authorities' cooperation with federal authorities in cracking down in illegal immigration. Feinstein is seeking her fifth full term in office and has the support of Sen. No official endorsement was given either to the four Democrats that involved in the race to replace Governor Jerry Brown. (more...)
Iraqi court gives death penalty to Turkish women Iraqi court gives death penalty to Turkish women
- March 01, 2018

At least 16 Turkish women were sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for joining the Islamic State militant group, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. In December, the Iraqi authorities declared a full victory over the group, which captured almost one-third of the country's territory in 2014. Under Iraq's anti-terror law, anyone found guilty of joining IS can be handed the death penalty, including non-combatants. (more...)
Missouri governor to be investigated by a special committee Missouri governor to be investigated by a special committee
- February 25, 2018

Greitens sought to portray the indictment as a politically motivated miscarriage of justice orchestrated by Kimberly M. Gardner, the Democratic prosecutor in St. Bennecke's statement said the Republican Governors Association looks "forward to a quick resolution of this issue". He has not yet resigned his post but, according to WDBJ7 , the number of lawmakers that are demanding for him to resign is growing. (more...)