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Fired Secretary of State Tillerson: I'm praying for America
- March 17, 2018

He is said to participate nearly on a daily basis in security briefings with Trump. Second, Kudlow - like Pompeo , unlike their respective predecessors Tillerson and Gary Cohn - is a climate change skeptic. Pompeo also quickly built a strong relationship with Trump. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. (more...)
Top diplomats from US, South Korea meet Top diplomats from US, South Korea meet
- March 17, 2018

An exact time and location for the Trump-Kim meeting have not been set. "We are absolutely clear that the military solution is not an option", Kang said. He declined to give further information. He also held a brief meeting earlier Friday with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. Kang held talks later on Friday with Sullivan, who is standing in after Trump fired Tillerson. (more...)
Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act Trump Signs Taiwan Travel Act
- March 17, 2018

US President Donald Trump defied warnings from Beijing on Friday and signed the Taiwan Travel Act , which allows representatives of America to meet officials from the self-ruled island. Premier William Lai has called Washington a " solid ally " and said that he " wholeheartedly " anticipates that the law will " further raise the substantive relationship between Taiwan and the United States ". (more...)
Xi Jinping unanimously re-elected as President of China Xi Jinping unanimously re-elected as President of China
- March 17, 2018

But after the constitutional amendments removed the term limit he is expected to have a limitless tenure. Chinese officials defended the move saying it would bring the presidency in line with Mr Xi's other two main positions of head of the ruling Communist Party and commander of the armed forces, but critics say the move will lead to increased political repression and allow party factions to promote their own candidates within the closed system. (more...)
U.S. stocks tumble on trade war fears, Dow -1.0% U.S. stocks tumble on trade war fears, Dow -1.0%
- March 17, 2018

The two-day meeting concludes Wednesday and quarter-point hike is widely expected, which would lift the federal funds rate to a range of 1.50% to 1.75%. The Dow Jones industrial average is also down more than 1.3 percent on the week as shares of Boeing dropped more than 7 percent on the trade tensions. (more...)
Early look at KU's next opponent: the Seton Hall Pirates Early look at KU's next opponent: the Seton Hall Pirates
- March 17, 2018

That motivation may keep Seton Hall afloat through the coming challenges. "And they took care of the ball enough to hold us off". Seton Hall had five players in double figures, led by guard Khadeen Carrington with 26 points. The Pirates led 65-61 when its Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist went to the bench, and had a 84-75 advantage when he returned with just over three minutes remaining. (more...)
Facebook Suspends Political Research Firm Linked To Trump For Violating User Privacy Facebook Suspends Political Research Firm Linked To Trump For Violating User Privacy
- March 17, 2018

The company said Kogan billed his app on Facebook as "a research app used by psychologists". Trump's presidential campaign paid millions of dollars to Cambridge Analytica, which boasted of its ability to target voters through sophisticated psychological profiling. (more...)
North Korea foreign minister meets Swedish PM North Korea foreign minister meets Swedish PM
- March 17, 2018

Sweden, whose embassy represents USA interests in the North Korean capital, has been touted as a possible venue for the momentous summit between Kim and Trump and Ri's visit fuelled speculation that a Stockholm encounter was in the cards. (more...)
Shocker! BJP wiped out of three Lok Sabha seats Shocker! BJP wiped out of three Lok Sabha seats
- March 17, 2018

Mamata Banerjee has dialled TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao, who has given a clarion call for an Anti-BJP, Anti-Congress front. Akali Dal senior MP Naresh Gujral said , "the government can still get the TDP back if the BJP leadership considers the demands of Chandrababu Naidu". (more...)
March Madness 2018: North Carolina vs March Madness 2018: North Carolina vs
- March 17, 2018

But because they missed five free throws and turned the ball over 10 times during that early stretch, leading to 13 points, they let the 15th-seeded Bisons hang around longer than they would have liked. 2 seed in the West Region. We just had a pretty awesome moment in the contest, too. Manley recorded just his second career double-digit rebounding game as he hauled in 10 and scored six points. (more...)
Vatican removes Guam bishop for sexual abuse Vatican removes Guam bishop for sexual abuse
- March 17, 2018

Archbishop Apuron, was placed on leave by Pope Francis in June 2016 after a series of accusations of abuse of young men in the 1960s and 70s were made public. Archbishop Apuron is among the highest-ranking church leaders to have been tried by the Vatican for sexual offenses. The most recent allegation against Apuron was made January 10 by the archbishop's nephew, Mark Apuron. (more...)
Claire Foy was paid less than her 'Crown' co-star Claire Foy was paid less than her 'Crown' co-star
- March 17, 2018

British actress Claire Foy , who starred as a young Queen Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown , was paid less than her co-star, Matt Smith , according to the television show's producers. The justification is that while Smith is billed as a supporting actor, he is much more well known thanks to his turn as the titular Time Lord on Doctor Who . (more...)
Romanian Court Tells 63-Year-Old Man He Will Remain Legally Dead Romanian Court Tells 63-Year-Old Man He Will Remain Legally Dead
- March 17, 2018

Reliu moved to Turkey in 1992 where he found work as a chef, but his family reportedly did not hear from him after his last visit back to Romania in 1999. Mr Reliu had planned to renew his passport in Romania and return to Turkey, however, on arrival he was detained by immigration officers who told him he had died in 2003. (more...)
Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK
- March 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's suggestion that there was. "Our quarrel is with Putin's Kremlin, and with his decision, and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision, to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the United Kingdom, on the streets of Europe, for the first time since the Second World War", Johnson said. (more...)
South Korea Is Buying More Missiles to Blast Kim Jong Un's Hideouts South Korea Is Buying More Missiles to Blast Kim Jong Un's Hideouts
- March 17, 2018

Ivanka Trump is acting as Secretary of State, meeting with the South Korean Foreign Minister in lieu of Rex Tillerson, who president Donald Trump fired earlier this week. Meanwhile, Swedish public broadcaster SVT said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was involved in the talks, though SIPRI did not return AFP's calls for a comment. (more...)
May and France's Macron to discuss spy poisoning on Thursday - Johnson May and France's Macron to discuss spy poisoning on Thursday - Johnson
- March 17, 2018

The statement says: "It is an assault on United Kingdom sovereignty and any such use by a State party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of worldwide law. U.K. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson called relations between the two countries "exceptionally chilly" and said Russian Federation should "go away and shut up". (more...)
United Kingdom attack: nerve agent planted in suitcase of spy's daughter?
- March 17, 2018

It is "overwhelmingly likely" that Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent in the attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. As Palmer reports , Russia's ongoing denials and indignation do not bode well for prospects of ever getting to the truth about the attack in southwest England, which has left both of the Skripals and a police officer hospitalized. (more...)
Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution On Sealing, Arvind Kejriwal Demands Moratorium Delhi Assembly Passes Resolution On Sealing, Arvind Kejriwal Demands Moratorium
- March 17, 2018

Since the AAP leader had "tendered his apology", he did not want to pursue the defamation case filed against him, Majithia said.In his apology to Majithia, the Delhi Chief Minister said that he had learnt that his allegations were unfounded. (more...)
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov confirms intention to expel British diplomats Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov confirms intention to expel British diplomats
- March 17, 2018

Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent that poisoned the Skripals. The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal provided the United Kingdom authorities with a "possibility to launch this anti-Russian campaign", said Mr Yakovenko, adding: "This is a scenario that was written in London but it's a short-sighted scenario because, in the long run, Britain will have to explain what is behind all these things in Salisbury". (more...)
Supreme Court stays defamation complaint of Jay Shah, scolds media Supreme Court stays defamation complaint of Jay Shah, scolds media
- March 17, 2018

The bench issued notice to Shah and other co-petitioner who had filed the defamation complaint against the portal and its journalists including author Rohini Singh and asked them to respond in two weeks. Shah had filed a defamation case against the Wire in response to the news story published on the portal under the heading " The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah ". (more...)