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Russian Elections: Putin Stays In Kremlin Till 2024

Kremlin officials privately acknowledge some voters are reluctant to show up and vote , even if they support Putin, because they believe his victory is already a foregone conclusion. Yevgeny, a 43-year-old mechanic voting in central Moscow , said he briefly wondered whether it was worth voting. "China is willing to work with Russia to keep promoting China-Russia relations to a higher level, provide driving force for respective national development in both countries, and promote regional ... Read More »

West Wary As Putin Wins Fourth Term With Record Vote

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Putin said Russia is "ready to take part in the investigation", although earlier on Sunday British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused the Russians of "smug sarcasm and denial" in response to the accusations. Western leaders were slow to publicly congratulate Putin. The victory puts Putin on track to become Russia's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Read More »

China appoints US-trained central banker

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As Xi begins his second five-year term as president, Beijing is streamlining regulators and ministries to cut inefficiencies while expanding the remit of others such as the central bank to boost their policymaking powers. "Both are the main driver to China's reform in the past few years", Xie said. He earned a doctoral degree in economics from the University of IL and held a tenured professorship at Indiana University before returning to China in 1994. Read More »

Russian Federation election: Putin secures fourth term for another six years

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Russia is now at odds with the West over Syria, Ukraine; allegations of cyber attacks and meddling in foreign elections; and the poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy and his daughter. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it's "overwhelmingly likely" Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent against a former spy in the English city of Salisbury. Read More »

Say hello to Sikander aka Salman Khan from Race 3 — Poster Alert

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Race 3 is no different, with Salman Khan sporting a little frown on his forehead, wearing a form-fitting black dress shirt with pants and tie. Going by his tweet, we can expect to see posters of other characters this week. Race 3 is now in the shooting stage and last month-long schedule is being filmed in Abu Dhabi . "Mein dil mein aata hoon samajh main nahi" in Kick (2014), "Kya tumhe yakeen hain?' in Tubelight (2017),'Hum yahan ke Robinhood hai, Robinhood Pandey" in Dabangg (2010) ... Read More »

BJP ready to face 'no-confidence' motion: Ananth Kumar

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In a quick move to checkmate the estranged coalition partner Telugu Desam Party , the BJP has made its general secretary Ram Madhav incharge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh. The central government accused Naidu of not responding to the proposals for special package. This could prove a setback to TDP , which has pulled out representatives from the Union cabinet last week while indicating to severe ties with ally BJP. Read More »

Karnataka govt okays separate religion status to Lingayats

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So while some consider Veerashaiva to be a sub-sect of Lingayats, numerous latter community refuse to identify with the former. The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led government on Monday accepted the suggestions of Nagamohan Das Committee to form a separate religion status of the Lingayats community. Read More »

BJP will tread cautiously in Kairana bypoll

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Chowdary, a TDP member of parliament, said. What has anxious the BJP is the fact that its vote percentage reduced substantially in five Assembly segments in the 2017 state Assembly elections-there was a drop of 24% votes compared to 2014. Read More »

Crown Prince bin Salman Compares Ali Khamenei to Adolf Hitler

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Prince Mohammed has implemented reforms on women's rights, loosening clothing restrictions and pushing for greater participation in the workforce . He added: 'But what I do as a person is to spend part of my personal income on charity. "I spend at least 51 percent on people and 49 on myself". At a U.S. Read More »

Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period

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On the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, Mr Barnier said the two sides had agreed how the issue would be dealt with during the remaining negotiations. So they are talking about a purely political agreement which would not have legal force. Copies of the letter have also been delivered to EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier , European Council president Donald Tusk and European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator and anti-Brexit Twitter troll Guy Verhofstadt. Read More »

Madhuri's fluid grace missing in Jacqueline's 'Ek do teen'

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Meanwhile, talking about stepping into Madhuri's shoes for the dance number, Jacqueline had earlier said in an interview, "For any girl, this would be a dream song to do". Shreya Goshal has lent her attractive voice to the foot-tapping number recreated by Sandeep Shirodka. Now, Shreya Ghoshal has done a brilliant job in the redux version. Read More »

More than 400 schools in England receive hoax bomb threats

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Officers have reassured parents that threats are not believed to be credible. We have had a number of reports this morning about a bomb hoax at many of our schools across the county. "Our advice to schools is if they receive such an email is do not panic and please seek police advice before taking any action". "The police then contacted the school, confirmed it was a malicious hoax and that we were safe to return to our school". Read More »

MS boy, 9, accused of shooting sister over argument about video game

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Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old boy shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur's Children's Hospital in Memphis. "I do know it's a tragedy". He added that he isn't sure what consequences the face will face. It was reported that the children's mother was in a different room feeding lunch to her other children while the siblings were playing video games. Read More »

Bid to prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi rejected

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The then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott described her as an "icon of democracy" and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Suu Kyi had inspired her to enter politics. "It's important, not just to get the message across to leaders, but also so the people back home in Cambodia and Myanmar are crystal clear on what Australia's position is", she said, adding that the government "needs to send a message to the people that Australia is really concerned about the human rights abuses in those countries". Read More »

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

Maggie Gremminger, who was on the flight, wrote on Twitter after the flight: 'It was clearly a dog and while the customers was adamant about leaving it under the set, the attendant pushed her to (put the dog in the locker). United has said that the accident should have never occurred, and that "pets should never be placed in the overhead bin". On Wednesday, the airline mistakenly shipped a dog to Japan instead of Kansas City . Read More »

Mostly sunny Monday; Snow chance on Wednesday

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The Weather Service says there's a chance of snow after 8 a.m., putting the likelihood of precipitation at 50 percent. The storm system will move further east Monday afternoon, and will pick up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This will bring another burst of precipitation across the area, which will likely be a mix of rain and snow. News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist James Gregorio says temperatures Monday will be in the high-40s, with sunshine followed by increasing clouds. Read More »

Scores of Homes Destroyed by Tathra Bushfire

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One resident told the ABC of the "phenomenal speed" of how quick the fires swept through Terang, with flames reported up to "seven metres high" . "If you plan to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early". Nearly 300 firefighters are battling the blazes, with 29 aircraft also deployed to help out. "But I'm absolutely confident we did everything we could as quickly as possible to get the message out", she said in Bega on Monday. Read More »

United Kingdom diplomats to be expelled from Moscow

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday that 23 British diplomats are "persona non grata" and must leave the country within a week. The Foreign Ministry said Moscow's measures were a response to what it called Britain's " provocative actions and groundless accusations ". On March 15 Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. Read More »

Asean leaders back sanctions vs North Korea

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Almost 700,000 Rohingya have fled the troubled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since authorities launched a brutal crackdown six months ago that the United Nations has called "ethnic cleansing". "We will uphold our commitment to the rules-based order and global law in the region, including the South China Sea", stressed Turnbull. Traditionally ASEAN members have refrained from publicly criticising the domestic affairs of their peers, but during a counter terrorism summit on Saturday the ... Read More »

Kim has 'given his word' on nukes, South Korean diplomat says

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A senior North Korean diplomat will meet with former officials from the USA and South Korea amid plans for US and North Korean leaders to meet. "We believe the North Korean leader is now taking stock". Kim's willingness to negotiate over his nuclear program is a step forward, but many experts remain skeptical about how honest he is about giving up his nuclear programme. Read More »

'I don't think he ran against me the entire time'

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While addressing reporters on Thursday, Pelosi lost her breath during several short sentences, suffered more brain freezes and could be seen staring blankly at reporters, while also frequently repeating words. Axios is now reporting that Pelosi's days in leadership are numbered if Democrats take back the House in November. Pelosi cautioned against some sort of model of candidates distancing themselves from her in Congressional races, citing instances where this hasn't worked out well. Read More »