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Nerve agent Row: EU Foreign Ministers condemn Russian Federation for the alleged poisoning

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Global chemical weapons inspectors are due in Salisbury today to take sample of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal , the foreign secretary has said . Russian President Vladimir Putin has cultivated his "strong man" image as an outdoorsman. Skripal , 66, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal , 33, who were found slumped over on a park bench in the British city of Salisbury on March 4, are in stable but critical condition at a local hospital. Read More »

Putin Wins Re-Election With Landslide, Set For Another 6 Year-Term

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The independent Golos Association, an election watchdog, said Monday that there had been irregularities with the presidential vote "not only on voting days but throughout the campaign". Moscow's actions in Ukraine sent a warning signal to other countries in Russia's orbit that reaching westward is risky. "These countries are Britain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Sweden". Read More »

Facebook's security chief to leave company

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However, while both Facebook and Stamos said he is now still with the company, neither denied he would be leaving in the near future. The New York Times first reported his departure from the company. "He is a valued member of the team and we are grateful for all he does each and every day". The company is under fresh scrutiny after media reports that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing ... Read More »

Moscow seeks no arms race, wants to resolve disputes - Putin

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Fresh from his re-election, he said there were plans to cut the defence budget this year and next. Earlier this month, Putin unveiled an array of new nuclear weapons that he said are impossible to intercept. Mr Putin's nearest competitor, millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin, received about 12%. Other Putin rivals such as candidate Ksenia Sobchak and oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky will try to gain a foothold through upcoming local elections and the parliament. Read More »

Wendy Williams Is Back

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Asked how she's feeling now, Williams says , "I'm functioning OK, I'm feeling a little weird but I'll get through it". However, the outspoken talk show host does admit that she is done with putting others and her business ventures before her health, and is making a valiant effort to focus her attention on herself. Read More »

UP govt completes one year in office

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The BJP's defeat in the recent Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur can not be seen as a referendum on the policies and programmes of the party's government at the Centre or in Uttar Pradesh , Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said. Read More »

WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo calls on PM Modi after ministerial meet

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World Trade Oorganisation Director General Roberto Azevedo said the conversation at the ministerial meeting would help the multilateral body in taking forward the negotiations on issues such as dispute settlement. We have very significant challenges before us. Attempts are now underway to downgrade the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s dispute settlement mechanism into a "non-binding" system to placate concerns raised by the United States, in what could be a body blow to the multilateral ... Read More »

Xi Jinping Reelected With No Term Limits

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With the national emblem hung up high in an auditorium inside the Great Hall of the People, everybody stood and a hard copy of the Constitution was brought to the stage by honor guards as the ceremony started at around 10:49 a.m. Roosevelt had been elected to four consecutive terms as president, and there was a feeling that that was too long a period for any person to have so much power. Read More »

UKGC Issues Advice Paper on FOBT Stakes and Social Responsibility Measures

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High-stake, high-speed electronic casino games are said to be dangerously addictive and now allow a stake of up to £100 every 20 seconds, enabling a player to theoretically gamble away £18,000 an hour. However, Mr Miller of the Gambling Commission told the BBC that although the gambling industry had argued that any cuts in stakes would harm the sector, those arguments played no part in its recommendations to government. Read More »

Raj Thackeray calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat', probe into note ban

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Addressing a rally in Mumbai's Shivaji Park, Thackeray called on all parties to set aside their differences and get united under the common cause for the welfare of the country. Further condemning over Sridevi's demise, MNS head said, "It was said that Sridevi died by drowning in the bath-tub as she consumed too much of liquor". Read More »

Mike Pompeo scheduled to meet with Rex Tillerson

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In today's heated, partisan climate, the political attacks are predictable and many expect Democrats and their outside allies will do their best to undermine and radicalize Pompeo's views despite the fact just over a year ago he won Senate confirmation as CIA Director by a 66-32 margin. Read More »

SCOTUS declines to stop state's new Congressional map

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While further court challenges are possible, Monday's decisions make it very likely that this year's congressional elections in Pennsylvania will be conducted using the new map , which will help Democrats. "The people of Pennsylvania are exhausted of gerrymandering and the new map corrects past mistakes that created unfair Congressional Districts and attempted to diminish the impact of citizens' votes", Gov. Read More »

United jet diverted due to pet on wrong flight

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Kokito died on a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York Monday, March 12 after a flight attendant allegedly insisted Catalina Robledo put their puppy in an overhead bin. Kokito died due to the negligence of the airline attendant, who, despite protest from the family, placed the puppy in the overhead bin. "We provide compensation to all customers on board for the diversion". Read More »

Telengana CM KCR to meet Mamata Banerjee today over third front

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He said that there is a need for an alternative agenda, alternative development and alternative force. Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Rao asserted that the agenda they are proposing is different from the routine political model. Pointing out the urgency of bringing a "real political change", he insisted that the BJP and the Congress had ruined India and there was strong need for a "federal front", that would take care of the ... Read More »

For Purposes of Annoying Andrew Cuomo, Nixon's the One

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I've never wanted to live anywhere else. "We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. How did we let this happen?" In addition, 70 percent of upstate voters say Cuomo is doing a poor job as governor. Read More »

USA retailers urge Trump against tariffs

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The president has pointed to America's $375 billion trade deficit with China and accused the country of stealing intellectual property from American companies doing business there. businesses seeking exclusions for imported steel and aluminum products that are not available in sufficient quantity or quality from United States manufacturers. Read More »

John Oliver takes on Pence - and his pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo

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Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President tells the story of the life the vice president as he battles to take away people's constitutional rights. Mike Pence and his family, if you don't know, have a pretty cute pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo . The comedian then described the story as a "very special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny". Read More »

Manchester United star not happy with Jose Mourinho

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I like it when the manager always wants better and better, so you have to improve always, always do your best. " Luke Shaw must be a big injury, because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury". In today's transfer round-up, second-place Manchester United are preparing for a bit of a squad overhaul, with an England worldwide making most of the back pages. Read More »

After historic upset, UMBC braces for Kansas St.

The win was there for the No. 16 seed, but unfortunately they couldn't do anything offensively. UMBC's K.J. Maura and Jairus Lyles embrace after the Retrievers' 50-43 second-round loss to Kansas State on Sunday night. Sunday's loss withstanding, what a time the Retrievers had in the tournament. Mawien (11 points) was the only other K-State player to finish in double figures. Read More »