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NY Auto Show: Volkswagen Tests Pickup Truck Waters with Atlas Tanoak NY Auto Show: Volkswagen Tests Pickup Truck Waters with Atlas Tanoak
- March 29, 2018

The Atlas Tanoak concept also rides higher than the Atlas SUV with 9.8 inches of ground clearance and inside there's room for five. Both Atlas SUVs derive from a family of VW front-wheel-drive, transverse-engined vehicles collectively dubbed MQB. (more...)
Ant and Dec show filmed in Ireland may be shelved Ant and Dec show filmed in Ireland may be shelved
- March 29, 2018

Filming took place in County Leitrim. The statement released by Suzuki GB states that the company agrees with ITV and Ant & Dec not to broadcast the show , adding that "as a auto brand we recognise the seriousness of Ant's charge". (more...)
Body found in shallow grave identified as missing model Body found in shallow grave identified as missing model
- March 29, 2018

The monthlong search for Shabani, a model and aspiring actress , came to a close this week when her body was found in the shallow grave 50 miles north of Sacramento. Billy Hayes said at a news conference Tuesday. Hayes explained that the pair was leaving for a trip to Northern California. Her friends grew concerned when they couldn't get in touch with her for days. (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation joins 25 nations in Russian expulsions over spy attack
- March 28, 2018

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that Russia ever even manufactured the poison that was used in the attack on Skripal, a claim since disputed by several former Soviet scientists. Lavrov said the coordinated response was the result of "colossal pressure, colossal blackmail" from the United States. Moscow has denied any involvement in the incident. (more...)
Talks over last rebel pocket in Ghouta stall Talks over last rebel pocket in Ghouta stall
- March 28, 2018

A third set of talks is ongoing over the final pocket, controlled by Jaish al-Islam and including the largest town in the area, Douma. It echoes a pattern at other key moments in the seven-year-long war: rebels blamed each other as government forces and Iran-backed Shi'ite militias thrust into opposition parts of eastern Aleppo, won back by Assad in 2016. (more...)
Turkey will not act against Russian Federation, says deputy PM Turkey will not act against Russian Federation, says deputy PM
- March 28, 2018

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the US and the EU. The EU accounts for about half of Turkish exports. "Our meeting today demonstrated that while our relationship is going through hard times, in areas where we do cooperate, we cooperate well", President of the European Council Donald Tusk told reporters. (more...)
US Joins Global Reprimand Of Putin With Diplomatic Expulsions US Joins Global Reprimand Of Putin With Diplomatic Expulsions
- March 27, 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday on his Facebook page: "In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, Ukraine , in the spirit of solidarity with our British partners and transatlantic allies and in coordination with European Union countries, chose to expel 13 Russian diplomats from the few that remain (in Kiev)". (more...)
White House says Trump continues to deny Stormy Daniels affair White House says Trump continues to deny Stormy Daniels affair
- March 27, 2018

Though Daniels did not allege that the man who threatened her was sent by Michael Cohen , Trump's attorney responded to the interview with a statement demanding that Daniels "immediately retract and apologize through national media" for "defamatory statements" about Cohen being "responsible for an alleged thug who supposedly visited Ms. (more...)
Despite Resignations And Reports, Trump Says Lawyers 'Want To Represent Me' Despite Resignations And Reports, Trump Says Lawyers 'Want To Represent Me'
- March 26, 2018

Trump moved to beef up his legal team days before Dowd resigned when it was announced that former us attorney Joseph diGenova was coming aboard. "However, those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the president in other legal matters". (more...)
Trump signs spending bill, avoiding government shutdown Trump signs spending bill, avoiding government shutdown
- March 26, 2018

Trump said he was "very disappointed" in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and did not address some 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants who are now protected from deportation under a program that he has moved to eliminate. (more...)
Dropbox heads for trading debut after upsized IPO pricing Dropbox heads for trading debut after upsized IPO pricing
- March 26, 2018

Dropbox shares surged yesterday as the cloud data storage firm made its Wall street debut following a public offering raising some US$750 million (RM2.9 billion). On average, US -listed companies have sold 39% of their shares in an IPO this year, while USA -listed technology companies have sold 22% of their stock, according to Dealogic data. (more...)
Palestinian teen sentenced to 8 months for slapping Israeli soldiers Palestinian teen sentenced to 8 months for slapping Israeli soldiers
- March 25, 2018

Nariman Tamimi's sentence is eight months in prison and a fine of 6,000 shekels ($US 1,725). Was it a reluctance to acknowledge that their oh so innocent and heroic Palestinian icon had actually admitted to the aggravated assault of an IDF soldier, incitement to violence and disrupting soldiers on two other occasions? The plea deal included Nur and Nariman El-Tamimi, Ahed's cousin and mother, who were involved in the incident of slapping an armed soldier who entered the driveway of their ... (more...)
Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China
- March 25, 2018

Not every company breaks out how much of its revenue comes from overseas, but FactSet estimates that 30.5 per cent of big companies in the S&P 500 comes from outside the United States. EU Trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said the plans for steel and aluminum tariffs "are a highly unfortunate unilateral action, which goes against agreed worldwide rules". (more...)
Koreas Hold Summit Prep Talks Next Week Koreas Hold Summit Prep Talks Next Week
- March 24, 2018

Soul, Mar. 24 (BNA): North Korea has accepted South Korea's proposal to hold high-level talks on March 29 to discuss the date and agenda items for an inter-Korean summit slated for late April, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said today. (more...)
Peruvian President announces resignation before impeachment vote Peruvian President announces resignation before impeachment vote
- March 23, 2018

In December he pardoned former President Alberto Fujimori from jail in an apparent deal with lawmakers to avoid an impeachment. Peru's president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation, after secret video recordings entangled him in a new corruption scandal, on the eve of an impeachment vote . (more...)
MS law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation MS law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation
- March 23, 2018

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves issued the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the state's only abortion provider. Later on Monday, the organisation filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, said Robert B. McDuff, one of the lawyers for the clinic. The suit was filed in the U.S. (more...)
Pop stars to play first North Korean concert in a decade Pop stars to play first North Korean concert in a decade
- March 22, 2018

The combined photo, provided by South Korea's broadcaster SBS on August 23, 2005, shows South Korean pop singer Cho Yong-pil (L) holding a performance in Pyongyang. It said that in selecting the head of the art troupe, the government highly valued a person who is well-versed in the musical tastes of different generations. (more...)
Boko Haram Jihadists Free Nigerian School Girls Boko Haram Jihadists Free Nigerian School Girls
- March 22, 2018

Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had not paid Boko Haram a ransom to secure the girls' release. Mohammed Ali said that "the girls were personally brought back by the insurgents". "Anyone found wanting by the committee investigating the circumstances that led to the abduction of the girls will not be spared", he said. "Their abductors brought them, dropped them outside the school and left, without talking to anyone". (more...)
Explosion Inside Texas FedEx Location Believed to be Tied to Serial Bomber Explosion Inside Texas FedEx Location Believed to be Tied to Serial Bomber
- March 21, 2018

The first three devices were parcel bombs dropped off in front of homes on in three eastern Austin neighbourhoods. The explosion Tuesday night unfolded on Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin . One worker reported ringing in her ears after the blast. It went off as it was moving from an upper conveyor belt to a lower one, the news4sanantonio website reports . (more...)
Uber Death Elicits Warning From Union Leery of Robo-Truckers Uber Death Elicits Warning From Union Leery of Robo-Truckers
- March 21, 2018

Unsurprisingly, safety and the ability of self-driving cars to avoid mistakes are among the biggest concerns of people opposed to autonomous vehicles , as a report published by the Boston Consulting Group in 2016 showed. A preliminary investigation by police found that the self-driving vehicle was traveling at 38 miles an hour in a 35 mile-an-hour zone Sunday night when the accident occurred, the newspaper reported . (more...)
Telangana CM to meet Mamata Banerjee March 19 Telangana CM to meet Mamata Banerjee March 19
- March 20, 2018

Asked to clarify her stand on the Congress, Mamata said: "Whatever Mr. Rao had to say, he has said, I fully agree". The party's crucial political resolution released during its plenary session on Saturday called for a "common workable program" with like-minded parties ahead of the 2019 polls. (more...)
USA large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs USA large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs
- March 20, 2018

United States President Donald Trump is preparing to impose a package of Dollars 60 billion in annual tariffs against China, following through on a long-time threat, which according to him will punish China for intellectual property infringement and help create more American jobs. (more...)
Turkey-backed Syrian forces seize control of Afrin's centre Turkey-backed Syrian forces seize control of Afrin's centre
- March 19, 2018

He added, "Our forces all over Afrin will become a constant nightmare for them". Kurdish fighters who lost control of Afrin on Sunday vowed to fight back against the Turkish-backed opposition force now in control of the northwest Syrian city. (more...)
Family, neighbors react to Amy Yu's return to Allentown, Kevin Esterly's arrest Family, neighbors react to Amy Yu's return to Allentown, Kevin Esterly's arrest
- March 19, 2018

March 17: Kevin Esterly and Amy Yu are found in the afternoon by US and Mexican authorities in Playa del Carmen, a Mexican resort town about 35 miles south of Cancun. Amy's mother said money, jewelry and her daughter's personal documents were missing, according to court documents, and Esterly's wife said $4,000 along with his personal documents were missing. (more...)
As thousands flee assaults in Syria, rebels won't let others out As thousands flee assaults in Syria, rebels won't let others out
- March 19, 2018

The UN envoy said that Russian Federation and Jaish al-Islam held more meetings in the last few days, on the outskirts of Douma - the northernmost of the three opposition-controlled enclaves in Eastern Ghouta. The de-escalation zones include - Idlib province, some parts of Latakia province, Hama and Aleppo provinces, Homs, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and al-Quneitra provinces in southern Syria. (more...)
Florida State handles Missouri, 67-54, in first round Florida State handles Missouri, 67-54, in first round
- March 19, 2018

With the victory over a top-seeded SEC team, FGCU becomes the lowest-seeded team to advance to the second round. P.J. Savoy chipped in with 12 points and Phil Cofer added 11 in the win. Florida State went into the break up 42-20, and all 10 Seminoles who played scored. Even with another week of practice since the Southeastern Conference Tournament, he looked rusty. (more...)
Body of third militant recovered in Srinagar outskirts Body of third militant recovered in Srinagar outskirts
- March 18, 2018

Two houses belonging to Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and others to Mohammad Yousuf Bhat and Ghulam Mouhdin. Meanwhile, the police on Thursday claimed that it with the Army raided a place in central district of Budgam and arrested three persons who were in possession of three pistols with magazines and two rounds of ammunition. (more...)
Trump signs Taiwan travel bill that China has opposed Trump signs Taiwan travel bill that China has opposed
- March 18, 2018

The White House said the bill, which was passed unanimously by Congress, would go into effect on Saturday morning even without the president's signature. at all levels. Taiwan's presidential office said in a statement earlier on Saturday that the United States was Taiwan's most important ally and thanked the country for its steadfast support. (more...)
What did Jim Larranaga say after Miami Hurricanes loss to Loyola? What did Jim Larranaga say after Miami Hurricanes loss to Loyola?
- March 18, 2018

The East Regional is not as competitive as the other brackets as Alabama ranks as the second pick behind Villanova to finish in pole position despite enduring a hard season last time losing 15 matches including humiliating defeats to Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Central Florida. (more...)
Six killed as bridge collapses on to Miami road Six killed as bridge collapses on to Miami road
- March 17, 2018

Police say more bodies could be found in vehicles beneath the rubble. The 950-ton bridge plummeted onto traffic on one of the busiest roads in South Florida on Thursday. So is the John James Audubon Bridge across the Mississippi River in Louisiana and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa. Bridge collapses in the United States are infrequent despite rising risks associated with aging infrastructure. (more...)
Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, Champion Of Women's Rights, Is Dead At 88 Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, Champion Of Women's Rights, Is Dead At 88
- March 17, 2018

She had been hospitalized at George Washington Hospital since last week, according to her office. But her proposal, introduced in each congressional session since 2007, helped draw national attention to the issue. Together the couple had three daughters and seven grandchildren. Speculation - driven by younger members expressing a desire for change - also continues about the future of Pelosi, 77, and her leadership team of Reps. (more...)
Isle Of Wight Weather Warning Upgraded For Snow And Ice Isle Of Wight Weather Warning Upgraded For Snow And Ice
- March 17, 2018

Carlow, Dublin , Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow, Cavan and Monaghan will see the coldest conditions. Temperatures will vary between 1º and 3º in the eastern half of the country; values will increase to as high as 6º in the west. With Siberian winds, teeth-chattering chills and torrential rain, the frightening forecasts have sparked fears of a "risk to life". (more...)
BSO releases Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School surveillance video BSO releases Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School surveillance video
- March 17, 2018

New surveillance video released reveals the moments that followed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a gunman started opening fire at the Parkland, Fla ., campus.New surveillance video released reveals the moments that followed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a gunman started opening fire at the Parkland, Fla ., campus. (more...)
Rajya Sabha polls: BJP, Congress to fight for lone Chhattisgarh seat Rajya Sabha polls: BJP, Congress to fight for lone Chhattisgarh seat
- March 16, 2018

The candidates who have now made it to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat include Union ministers Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia from BJP and former Union minister of state for railways Naran Rathwa and Ami Yagnik from Congress. The tenure of Yadav and two Congress MPs Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Narendra Budania ends on April 3. The candidates for all six seats from the state were elected unopposed today. (more...)
Saudi Arabia to make nuclear bombs if Iran does so: Crown prince Saudi Arabia to make nuclear bombs if Iran does so: Crown prince
- March 16, 2018

MBS has separated his parents out of fear that she would object to his amassing power and might try to influence King Salman against it, NBC reports . In an opinion peace in February, the New York Times said signs are growing that the "Saudis want the option of building nuclear weapons to hedge against their archrival, Iran". (more...)