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Terms of Reference: Will the Southern states get penalised for performing better?

Terms of Reference: Will the Southern states get penalised for performing better? The Finance Commission - which delves into the financial relations between the Centre and states - should be guided more by its constitutional mandate than arbitrary terms of reference, Vijayan said. "We call upon government of India to work towards win-win solutions rather than creating winners and losers, and as a result creating fissures within the Union and unwanted discontent within the union... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen search warrant included records related to "Access Hollywood" tape

Michael Cohen search warrant included records related to In addition to facing legal scrutiny for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations, Cohen is a subject of interest in at least four investigative threads related to Trump, including some within the Russian Federation probe. Daniels was paid $130,000 during the 2016 campaign. Trump has denied relationships with both Daniels and McDougal. The search warrant executed Monday sought all o... [Full Article...]

Files undercut Pruitt's need for 1st-class travel

Files undercut Pruitt's need for 1st-class travel The agency, which did not respond to a request for comment on the Democrats' letter, has justified the first-class travel and extra security as a precaution taken because of threats to Pruitt. Perrotta also signed off on new procedures that let Pruitt fly first-class on commercial airliners, with the security chief typically sitting next to him with other security staff farther back in the plane... [Full Article...]

Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure

Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure Kono praised the South Korean government's efforts that have led to the current peace mood, saying that he also wants to maintain close cooperation between the two neighbors to realize the North's denuclearization and peace, security and prosperity in the region. [Full Article...]

Liverpool Champions League defeat has left stars doubting Pep Guardiola

Liverpool Champions League defeat has left stars doubting Pep Guardiola Both Liverpool and Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola have been charged by UEFA following the events of Tuesday's Champions League encounter. Shut your mouth. That was a goal and a penalty". Guardiola was sent off in the 2-1 loss after he confronted the official. Guardiola was sent to the stands at half-time for protesting referee Mateu Lahoz's decision to controversially rule out ... [Full Article...]

As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles

Russian military expert Denis Korkodinov told Anadolu Agency the exchange of mutual accusations between Russia and the USA showed that the conflict had taken an extremely unsafe turn. President Donald Trump has warned that there will be a "big price to pay" for the alleged use of toxic gas in Douma that killed at least 40 people, according to Syrian medics and rescuers. [Full Article...]

After Syria attack, France calls for United Nations security council meet

After Syria attack, France calls for United Nations security council meet In an apparent bid to pressure Jaish al-Islam - the Islamist group that holds the town -to withdraw, Syria's government on Friday resumed bombardment of the town after a more than week-long lull. At the United Nations, US Ambassador Nikki Haley was to take part in an emergency meeting of the Security Council, where the US was circulating a draft resolution calling for a new independent inquiry int... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors Reviewing a Sex Crime Case Against Kevin Spacey from 1992

Prosecutors Reviewing a Sex Crime Case Against Kevin Spacey from 1992 Spacey, 58, the former artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London, already is the subject of multiple police investigations in MA and England. Spacey has yet to comment on the Sheriff's Department's case. The Old Vic theater said it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior involving him. [Full Article...]

Indian soldier, two civilians killed in Kashmir gunfight

Indian soldier, two civilians killed in Kashmir gunfight As the fighting raged, hundreds of people poured out of their homes and attacked the security forces with stones. Three soldiers were injured in the initial exchange of fire with the terrorists out of which Sapper Sada Gunakara Rao (24), a resident of Andhra Pradesh, succumbed to injuries at 92 Base hospital of the Army here. [Full Article...]

Trump says 'missiles coming' against Syria, 'new and smart'

Trump says 'missiles coming' against Syria, 'new and smart' The Russian ruble has again fallen sharply as last week's US sanctions continue to bite. Shamanov emphasized that a retaliatory Russian strike could target US navy ships and aircraft. "The situation is pretty egregious from the point of view of legality, it tramples on all kinds of norms, and so a thorough analysis is necessary", Peskov said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vetoes Syria chemical weapons probe

Russian Federation vetoes Syria chemical weapons probe Russia vetoed a USA text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get the minimum nine votes required for approval. A draft resolution requires nine votes to be adopted in the 15-member council and no veto from the five permanent members, which are Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. [Full Article...]

Syrian military transfer to Russian bases amid concern over U.S. strike, reports

Pentagon planners now are also likely to target the pilots and the commanders, said the former official who spoke about military options on condition of anonymity. The incident has sparked global outrage and ratcheted up tensions in the already volatile Mideast, raising the spectre of possible imminent American retaliation amid Russia's warnings against any such action, and denials that any chem... [Full Article...]

Trump just tweeted that a strike on Syria is imminent

Meanwhile, European airspace authorities warned aircraft to be careful over the coming days when flying close to Syria because of possible military action against President Bashar Assad's forces. Trump tweeted, referring to Moscow's alliance with Assad. So far this year, more Syrians were killed by the attack in Douma over the weekend than have been resettled in the U.S. [Full Article...]

U.S. resolution on Syria chemical weapons attacks vetoed by Russian Federation at UN

U.S. resolution on Syria chemical weapons attacks vetoed by Russian Federation at UN Zasypkin also said a clash between Russian Federation and the United States over Syria "should be ruled out and therefore we are ready to hold negotiations". "Smart rockets ought to fly toward terrorists and not at a lawful government, which has been fighting for several years with worldwide terrorism on its territory", Zakharova wrote in Russian on her Facebook page. [Full Article...]

Tiger Woods had one MAJOR impact on golf with Masters appearance

Tiger Woods had one MAJOR impact on golf with Masters appearance Each year, the torment just gets worse. But if you do say yes, don't stand me up with some weak excuse. Woods is assured of moving back into the top 100 in the world, notable only because he was at No. "Patrick went out there and outplayed all of us this week, and he earned it". Similar rhetoric was issued on Saturday night after he closed to within three shots of Patrick Reed , the eventua... [Full Article...]

Commentator loses 2nd job after Parkland survivor tweet

Commentator loses 2nd job after Parkland survivor tweet There will be no further statement at this time, he wrote. The Broward County School Board, which oversees schools including Stoneman, said in a statement Wednesday it had voted unanimously against accepting money from a $ 67 million statewide program, signed into law last month by Governor Rick Scott as part of a package of gun-control and school safety measures. [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Hamas Soon after bomb explodes on Gaza Boundary

Israel strikes Hamas Soon after bomb explodes on Gaza Boundary There is an ongoing battle to assign blame for the violence on Gaza's border with Israel, the largest and bloodiest demonstrations Gaza has seen in years. The video, apparently taken from a sniper position, appears to show a soldier shooting a Palestinian near the fence. "The army is doing exactly the opposite", said Yael Stein of B'Tselem, a liberal Israeli group documenting rights abuses against... [Full Article...]

With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America

With Syria in focus, Trump cancels trip to Latin America U.S. President Donald Trump has chose to cancel his first official trip to Latin America this week in order to focus on responding to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House said on Tuesday. Rival draft resolutions by both the USA and Russian Federation to set up a new expert body to probe chemical weapons attacks in Syria have failed to pass at the United Nations Securit... [Full Article...]

Almost 50 Indonesians dead in April from bootleg liquor

Almost 50 Indonesians dead in April from bootleg liquor At least 36 people died from drinking bootleg alcohols in Central Java in 2016, according to The Strait Times . Most Indonesians practise a moderate form of Islam and alcohol is available in big cities, but high taxes make it expensive and poorly paid workers sometimes turn to cheap but potentially unsafe homemade alcohol. [Full Article...]

Calls mounting for Trump to target Assad in missile strike against Syria

Calls mounting for Trump to target Assad in missile strike against Syria President Donald Trump . "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!,'" Trump wrote on Twitter. "He then calls Bashar al-Assad a 'Gas Killing Animal". U.S. Navy guides missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71); the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198); the guided missile destroyer USS Ross ... [Full Article...]


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