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Top Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks resigns post Russian Federation interference testimony

Top Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks resigns post Russian Federation interference testimony Trump offered effusive praise of Hicks, calling her a "truly great person". Trump said on Wednesday (28 February): " Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years ". While she has often been lauded for her efficiency, loyalty and dedication - she split with her boyfriend of six years due to her hectic schedule - Trump seems to have taken a jibe even at Hicks. [Full Article...]

France's Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS photos

France's Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS photos If convicted, she faces a maximum punishment of a €75,000 fine and up to three years in prison. Le Pen's newest legal troubles stem from tweets she sent in December 2015 that showed executions by ISIS militants, including the killing of American journalist James Foley. [Full Article...]

U.S. says seeing 'positive indicators' from Pakistan on terrorism

U.S. says seeing 'positive indicators' from Pakistan on terrorism In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said: "FS [foreign secretary] meets Ms Lisa Curtis the Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the NSC of U.S., at MOFA this morning". The move was backed by Pakistan's traditional allies Saudi Arabia and China, causing consternation in Islamabad as the de facto finance minister accused Washington of trying to "embarrass" his countr... [Full Article...]

Battlefield V will take gamers back to World War II

Battlefield V will take gamers back to World War II We've reached out to EA for comment, and will update this post with any responses we receive. It sold faster than Battlefield 4 , and it has surpassed 25 million players as of December. For this year's unannounced Battlefield installment they're sticking to the past. That rumor isn't accurate. If EA is planning another Bad Company entry, "it likely won't happen soon". [Full Article...]

My arrest political vendetta, says Karti Chidambaram

My arrest political vendetta, says Karti Chidambaram While entering the Patiala House Courts, Karti told reporters that his arrest was "absolutely political vendetta". Karti was arrested earlier today at the Chennai airport, when he arrived there from London. The FIR also alleges that invoices of approximately Rs 3.5 crore were raised in favour of INX group in the name of other companies in which Karti had substantial interests "directly or indi... [Full Article...]

Toys R Us and Maplin: what are consumers' rights?

Toys R Us and Maplin: what are consumers' rights? Administrator PwC said it will continue to trade the business as normal while it attempts to find a buyer. Every effort will be made to find new buyers for these businesses, or at least the more profitable parts of them, but for many - if not most - of the workforce it will mean a desperate search for a new job. [Full Article...]

NSA chief: Trump yet to order spies to retaliate against Russian Federation

NSA chief: Trump yet to order spies to retaliate against Russian Federation The US has accused Russian Federation of actively interfering in the 2016 presidential election, stealing Democratic party communications and pushing out disinformation through social media. "Republicans have resisted calls to issue subpoenas for bank records, seeking Trump's tax returns or sending letters to witnesses to determine whether there were any Trump financial links to Russian actors -... [Full Article...]

IOC restores Russia's Olympic membership

IOC restores Russia's Olympic membership Russia's reinstatement followed a decision Sunday by the IOC's executive board, led by Thomas Bach, its president, to bring Russian Federation back into the fold on the condition that the remaining drug tests of its athletes from the Pyeongchang Games be confirmed as negative. [Full Article...]

Thursday weather: March blows in with showers, gusty winds

Thursday weather: March blows in with showers, gusty winds A system to developing west of the region will slide in later Wednesday afternoon bringing with it slight rain chances this afternoon, evening. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Day: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance for snow showers possibly mixing with rain showers in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 60 p... [Full Article...]

Three Marines Treated After Exposure To Suspicious Substance From Envelope

Three Marines Treated After Exposure To Suspicious Substance From Envelope The letter was recieved about 3:30 p.m.in Henderson Hall , which Arlington Fire officials described as an administrative building. A corporal, gunnery sergeant and a colonel all exhibited symptoms of a burning sensation on their hands and face, according to Specialist Nicholas Hodges who spoke to CNN from the base. [Full Article...]

Grim end to search for mom who vanished from driveway

Grim end to search for mom who vanished from driveway John is asked to call the Middlesex Sheriff's Office Hotline at 804-758-5600. The Middlesex Sheriff's office said they investigated Keyser after someone post on social media about a statement Keyser previously made. Photos of Terrilynn St. John , who was reported missing in Middlesex County, Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 (photos via The Aware Foundation of Virginia). [Full Article...]

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats

MP by-poll result 2018: Congress wins Mungaoli, Kolaras assembly seats The change of state party president has been on air for long in the wake of loss of four consecutive assembly byelections by the party in past eight months. Shivraj Singh's credit is at a stake in these two seats. In Kolaras too, the saffron party has reportedly lost the Congress, said sources. In Mungaoli, there were 19 rounds of counting in 14 tables. [Full Article...]

Kurdish Forces Reportedly Hit Turkish Helicopter in Northern Syria

Kurdish Forces Reportedly Hit Turkish Helicopter in Northern Syria A total of 114 settlements were liberated from terrorists as part of the Operation Olive Branch . European Union diplomats and leaders have criticised the alleged misuse of extradition requests by Turkey and have accused the Turkish government of sliding towards the creation of an authoritarian state, citing the authorities' undermining of basic human rights while in pursuit of the Gulenist... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania church blesses heterosexual couples with AR-15's

Pennsylvania church blesses heterosexual couples with AR-15's The church is a breakaway faction of the Unification Church, which often is described as a cult. The church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the "rod of iron" in the book of Revelation, and encourages couples to bring the weapons . [Full Article...]

SNP's alternative Brexit Bill declared unlawful by Holyrood presiding officer

SNP's alternative Brexit Bill declared unlawful by Holyrood presiding officer But Mr Macintosh disagreed, leaving the SNP open to legal challenge in the UK Supreme Court, which has already ruled that Holyrood should not have any say over Brexit. "And it is only because Westminster wants to take control of devolved powers that there is any debate on this issue at all". "It would be irresponsible to refuse to give legislative consent to the UK Government's Bill while also n... [Full Article...]

Miami ruins North Carolina's senior night with incredible buzzer-beater

Miami ruins North Carolina's senior night with incredible buzzer-beater With just 4.1 seconds left on the clock, the Hurricanes inbounded to senior guard Ja'Quan Newton, who took the ball just past half-court before launching a runner from the logo. The win all but assures that Miami will make the NCAA tournament no matter what happens in the ACC tournament this week. However, there was some controversy online over whether or not Newton traveled or just used his... [Full Article...]

Gazprom must pay Ukraine's Naftogaz $2.5bn after arbitration decisions

Gazprom must pay Ukraine's Naftogaz $2.5bn after arbitration decisions Kiev and Moscow plunged into a new gas dispute on Thursday after Ukraine's Naftogaz demanded compensation for Gazprom's unexpected decision not to restart gas supplies. "The decision taken today at the Stockholm arbitration tribunal provides Ukraine with 4.63 billion United States dollars". According to the Ukrainian side, as a result of two litigations, Gazprom will have to pay $2.56 billion to K... [Full Article...]

Mixed reaction to land expropriation push

Mixed reaction to land expropriation push The ANC said at the time it did not agree with any form of land expropriation without compensation. He added, however, that people's dignity had to be restored by expropriation without compensating the criminals who had stolen the land. [Full Article...]

Indiana Sunday alcohol ban to be lifted this weekend

Indiana Sunday alcohol ban to be lifted this weekend The bill comes after the Indiana Alcohol Code Revision Commission made recommendations last November to allow for Sunday carryout sales. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, the move could increase Indiana's alcohol sales by 4-6% annually, which translates to between US$3.3 million and US$5m in new retail sales. [Full Article...]

It's Time for the U.S. to Rethink Its Assumptions About China

It's Time for the U.S. to Rethink Its Assumptions About China China's relentless rise and its more recent embrace of repressive tactics that recall the Mao era - a process accelerated by President Xi Jinping's bid to stay in power indefinitely - have fractured a deeply rooted consensus in Washington about the long-term direction of its relationship with Beijing . [Full Article...]


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