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AGENT ATTACK: Russia poised to strike back at Britain

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May on Wednesday expelled 23 Russian diplomats, severed high-level contacts with Moscow and vowed both open and covert actions following the attack. The foreign secretary said "our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision" over the Salisbury incident. Based on public sources, A-234 is one of the Novichok family of agents. Read More »

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in retaliation

The Russian Foreign Ministry expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a retaliatory move over British punitive measures against Russia and the former Russian spy attack row. The diplomats are due to leave London on March 20, RIA news agency quoted Russia's ambassador to Britain as saying. "The letter contains completely irresponsible statements which are even hard for me to comment on using diplomatic vocabulary", the Russian envoy said. Read More »

White House says no more staff changes coming

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Kelly also has worn on the president, confidants of the president said. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that there were no changes at the National Security Council, a response that avoided the issue of whether any were being planned. Read More »

Sun won't show itself much in Billings on Saturday

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Therefore, let's call skies partly sunny points south and mostly sunny farther north on Saturday , while Sunday is mostly sunny for all as high pressure builds in. North northwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Sunny today but rain for the weekend ... The Storm Prediction Center posted a *Marginal Risk* of severe storms for Northwest Alabama and for a part of western and Middle Tennessee for Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Read More »

North Korea's Sweden visit prompts speculation on United States summit

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South Korea has so far declined comment on the matter, with the exception of the Trade Ministry, which offered a dismissive declaration that they can't "make comments every time President Trump" does. Meanwhile, Japanese broadcaster TBS said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea in a telephone call on Friday. Read More »

Myanmar to repatriate Rohingya to new villages

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The UN High Commissioner stated "we are talking about truly critical needs here both on the part of the Bangladeshi communities who have so generously opened their doors, and of a stateless and refugee population that even prior to this crisis was among the world's most marginalized and at risk". Read More »

Kang emphasizes S.Korea-US coordination ahead of summits

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Sweden is one of a handful of places analysts believe could host the meeting, as its Pyongyang embassy is often used as an intermediary for communication between the regime and countries with which it has no diplomatic ties. The plans for the meeting between Mr Trump and the North Korean leader took the world by surprise last Friday. The summit is expected to take place by May. Read More »

Syrian Kurds call the European Union to condemn Turkey

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Oways al-Shami of the Syrian Civil Defense said troops have taken Kafr Batna and large parts of nearby Saqba . But the rebels have been losing ground since the government began its latest offensive. Turkey says the same of the Kurdish YPG militia it is fighting in Afrin. Read More »

May 'anticipated' Russian retaliation in ex-spy poisoning row

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The statement said the government could take further measures if Britain takes any more "unfriendly" moves toward Russian Federation. Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two . Read More »

Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

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Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the poisoning of the Skripals, who were found slumped on a public bench in the southern English city of Salisbury. Britain's Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday that the country's National Security Council would meet early next week to consider its next steps. Read More »

Everything you need to know about Trump's 1st California visit

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This visit to California comes just one week after the Trump administration chose to sue the state of California over immigration laws, as reported by the New York Times . For its part, Mexico's government has remained silent on Trump's visit to the border. Trump flew into Miramar Marine Corp Air Station in San Diego Tuesday morning, visiting prototypes of proposed projects along the border wall. Read More »

Texas A&M overcomes slow start, takes down tough Providence team

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And whatever we can do out there, if I have to get up on a circus tent and help sell tickets, [I will]. "I didn't feel my team played with a goal and energy that we've played with in the past. "There's really nothing you can do. You keep encouraging your kids, but when you've got 7-6 wing length and 7-5 wing length, that's genetics, baby". But for the fourth time in that span, the Friars didn't advance a round. Read More »

Power grid targeted by Russian hackers

The sanctions target 5 Russian enterprises and 15 individuals, 5 of whom had been sanctioned previously under President Obama. The sanctions include 13 individuals indicted in Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Russia Denies Airstrikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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Regime forces have retaken 70 percent of the last rebel bastion on the outskirts of the capital since February 18, carving it up into three shrinking pockets held by different rebels. "The UN has not observed the evacuations, but is visiting collective shelters where some of the evacuees are arriving", a UN spokesman said. They have accused the factions of preventing residents from leaving, which the fighters deny. Read More »

Bypoll defeat a lesson for us: Yogi Adityanath

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The defeat of BJP candidates in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, which the party had won by over three lakh votes in 2014, is being explained by the party as unexpected. In the recent past, the opposition parties have been finding it hard to contain the increasing political graph of the BJP at the national level. "Initially, there were 282 BJP MPs in the Lok Sabha, but the figure has now come down to 272". Read More »

Ghani Invites Pakistan Prime Minister To Visit Kabul

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Three civilians were killed and three others wounded in the attack, Danish said. While the latest blast was not on the scale of others that have killed scores of people recently, the constant stream of attacks in Kabul has undermined confidence in the Western-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani. Read More »

Kremlin stops British council activities in Russian Federation

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It said this was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4". The Foreign Ministry said it would also order an end to all activities of the British Council, Britain's global organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and warned London that "if any further unfriendly actions are taken against Russia, the Russian side reserves the right to take other retaliatory measures". Read More »

Carter leads West Virginia past Murray State 85-68

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In their first WNIT round matchup in the WVU Coliseum on Thursday night, the West Virginia Mountaineers outclassed the Patriot League's Bucknell Bison in every facet of the game, rolling to an 83-50 win on home hardwood. "Credit to them", Stark said. "They've got an excellent team". The effort, particularly from Carter, didn't come as a surprise to his coach. "He's really good in transition, and probably as good at driving and finishing around the rim as anyone we've played". Read More »

Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats

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The reprisals follow days of diplomacy since May first informed Parliament that there was enough evidence to conclude that it is " highly likely " that Russian Federation is behind the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury on March 4. Read More »

Kevin Pietersen to not play PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan

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Wish I could travel but unfortunately family's very important family decision and I hope you can respect my decision and my family's decision not to travel", the Quetta Gladiators batsman said. Pietersen embarked on a nomadic T20 career after his time with England ended, taking in all corners of the globe, with the last 12 months an extended farewell tour. Read More »

Egyptians in Bahrain vote in 2018 presidential election By

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Voting for Egyptian expats is set to last until Sunday 18 March. During his visit to Interior Ministry's headquarters, Sisi said on Thursday that his government had fulfilled its promises during his first term, and called on Egyptians to vote in large numbers in an election where he is seeking a second term in office. Read More »

Boulder pushed off Pasadena overpass kills man in vehicle; suspect sought

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The pregnant wife of a California man killed by a boulder thrown from an overpass made an emotional plea for help in finding the person or people responsible. Lopez's sister, Jennifer Lopez, was also overcome with emotion at the news conference . Police are also investigating any surveillance footage in the area, according to The Pasadena Star-News . Read More »

Seven killed as small plane crashes outside Philippine capital

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All five Filipinos on board the six-seater plane were killed, and the crash killed five people on the ground, said Supt Julio Lizardo, the Plaridel police chief. Fire fighters have already snuffed out the blaze brought about by the crash, the police official said, adding that rescue personnel were trying to recover the bodies of victims. Read More »