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Germany: Angela Merkel reelected as Chancellor


Although the politician told the media source that Muslims are a part of Germany, he stressed that the country won't abandon its centuries-long beliefs and national traditions. The AfD used the phrase "Islam does not belong to Germany" during its election campaign which succeeded in propelling almost 100 MPs into parliament. Read More »

Russia To Expand 'Black List' Of Americans In Response To Sanctions: RIA


He also reminded the Security Council that Russian Federation had halted and destroyed all its chemical weapons programs in 1992 in compliance with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). How did we get here? Britain has said it was "highly likely" Moscow was behind the attack, or that it had "lost control" of the military-grade nerve agent used against ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, almost two weeks ago. Read More »

African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted for corruption (state prosecutor)


Zuma was forced to resign in February by his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA ) says Abrahams will not be responding to any questions with regard to his decision on Zuma. The charges relate to 783 questionable payments Zuma allegedly received in connection with a controversial multi-billion-rand arms deal. Zuma - then deputy president - was linked to the deal through Schabir Shaikh, his former financial adviser who was jailed for ... Read More »

Trumbull High student arrested, threatened to 'shoot up' school


Mead police have charged a student in connection to a threat that was reported at Mead High School on Wednesday and prompted an increase in security and coordination with police. With the help of Dollars 259, officers worked overnight to determine who made the post. Police said officers were posted throughout the school and by the exits so students could not leave the school during this time. Read More »

United States sanctions 19 Russians, 5 entities for 2016 election interference

The United States also joined Britain, Germany and France in demanding that Russian Federation give explanation on how a former spy was poisoned in Salisbury. The Treasury Department noted that it continues to pressure Russian Federation for its ongoing efforts to destabilize Ukraine and occupy Crimea, and for its "endemic corruption and human rights abuses". Read More »

Trump visits border wall prototypes: What you need to know


Trump's visit was greeted with peaceful protests by demonstrators both for and against his planned wall. Juan Carlos Sanchez, 44, says he was deported from the Mexico and has no plans on returning as long as Trump is president. Trump promised that he'll get "security at the border, and we're getting it like we've never had it before - but we want to make it perfecto". The president spoke with immigration enforcement officials and with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar ... Read More »

President Trump Picks Gina Haspel as First Female CIA Director

His departure comes amid worldwide trade talks and ahead of Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson, the former head of ExxonMobil, has been Trump's only secretary of state . Tillerson and Mike Pompeo , who's now the Central Intelligence Agency director, are expected to meet on Monday. "To the best of my knowledge, she has been a good deputy director and I look forward to the opportunity to speak with her again". Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg supports walkout against gun violence, posts powerful message on Facebook


DAVENPORT, Iowa- Students at Davenport Central High School stepped out of their morning classes to join thousands of others to take a stance against gun violence in schools. MacDonald claims in his Facebook post that there were two other signs that said "Arm Teachers". "We have to have change", Tyner said. After the national school walkout turned chaotic in Antioch Wednesday, a group of students are making a stand for unity. Read More »

This is the world's happiest country in 2018


Finland also had the happiest immigrants, a special focus of this year's report. Tellingly, the report revealed the U.S. to be in a state of happiness decline, slipping to 18th place, while Australia just managed to scrap into the top 10. The largest groups of immigrants come from other European countries, but there are also communities from Afghanistan, China, Iraq, and Somalia. Mauritius is now the happiest country in Africa, followed by crisis-torn Libya, Algeria and Morocco respectively. Read More »

United States says Russian Federation hacked energy grid, punishes 19 for election meddling


The U.S. Department of the Treasury also cited the Russian cyber-attacker activities as part of the rationale behind new sanctions directed at multiple Russian individuals and entities announced on March 15. "These targeted sanctions are a part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russian Federation". "This is just one of a series of ongoing actions we're taking to counter Russian aggression,"according to USA officials". Read More »

Two Militants killed in Khanmoh encounter


As per reports, the spokesperson said that following the leads, the security forces covered a number of houses whereafter it was found that the terrorist was hiding in the area. Director General of Police, S.P Vaid said that three militants in an undisclosed location are trapped and engaged in encounter after an unsuccessful attempt of weapon snatching from PSO. Read More »

Russian individuals, entities sanctioned


The Homeland Security Department says a Russian government hacking operation has affected the US nuclear, aviation, water, construction and manufacturing sectors. Additional sanctions target Russia's two main intelligence agencies, the FSB and GRU, as well as people associated with them. On the election meddling , the officials said the Russians used false online personas to conduct influence operations that they said affected millions of Americans during the election. Read More »

Day after poll drubbing, Yogi cancels engagements to focus on UP


Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance stumps the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh (UP) bypolls to beat BJP in Yogi Adithyanath's Gorakhpur bastian after almost 3 decades. Soon after reports of the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar bypoll results started coming in, Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "The beginning of the end has started". Read More »

Ireland recall Henderson for Grand Slam tilt against England


At a business lecture on leadership in Japan a year ago, Jones referred to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little (expletive) place". England's clash with Ireland at Twickenham is not the Grand Slam showdown many had hoped for, but the hosts will be out for revenge on Saturday as the visitors chase a slice of history. Read More »

MTSU's Kermit Davis is going to Ole Miss


If a coach can get his players to commit to defense, it doesn't matter whether he has NBA-level talent-he can compete at the highest collegiate level. By contrast, Ole Miss is 163rd in adjusted defensive efficiency and was among the SEC's worst in scoring defense, field-goal percentage defense and 3-point field-goal percentage defense. Read More »

Hong Kong ranks fourth in Worldwide Cost of Living report


This means that there is a considerable element of risk in some of the world's cheapest cities. The results by the EIU come as Singapore's ranking in the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network's happiness index has been plummeting, year after year. Read More »

Mueller Blasts Trump Org With Subpoenas, Is Reviewing Business Dealings With Russia


The special counsel's investigation has been already looking at other aspects of the Trump Organization's business dealings for months, but this latest sign shows the attention is now turning to Russia-related matters. In his document requests, Mueller has expressed an interest in subjects ranging from Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to how he responded to the theft and leaks of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

Chris Holtmann takes shot at pundits who picked against Ohio State


The quest for a seventh NCAA championship in the last eight years begins Thursday morning in Cleveland, as the nine qualifying Nittany Lions take on the nation's best. For his consistently strong efforts, Daum was named Summit League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and to the first-team All-Summit League for the third-straight year. Read More »