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White House expects N.Korea summit to happen despite Pyongyang's silence

White House expects N.Korea summit to happen despite Pyongyang's silence The decision drew both support from countries seeking to defuse tensions between North Korea and the US, and warnings that Kim could be seeking more time to develop his weapons and reduce pressure from worldwide sanctions. "There's a great deal of uncertainty and skepticism right now", former Central Intelligence Agency official Joseph R. DeTrani told the Washington Times on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96

Oskar Groening, 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' dies at 96 Oskar Groening was among the last former Nazis to face trial for their roles in World War II, more than 70 years after the conflict, thanks to a landmark case allowing prosecution for aiding and abetting the German killing machine. Groening then made a plea for clemency January 15. In 2016, former SS sergeant Reinhold Hanning was convicted on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving... [Full Article...]

Ruckus in Telangana house; council chairman injured as Cong MLA throws headphone

Ruckus in Telangana house; council chairman injured as Cong MLA throws headphone The Congress MLAs staged a protest and flung papers and microphones in the air. "This is totally uncalled for by the opposition members". He said that he was angry because all the Congress wanted was to protest peacefully and democratically, but the ruling party posted hundreds of marshals. [Full Article...]

Bag strap may be to blame, says pilot

Bag strap may be to blame, says pilot CNN and ABC News , citing senior law enforcement officials they did not name, reported the pilot told investigators a passenger's bag may have inadvertently hit the emergency fuel shutoff button, leading to the crash. He said military pilots are usually trained in what's called a "helo dunker", in which pilots practice getting out of harnesses while submerged in water and flipped upside down. [Full Article...]

Anonymity Granted to NH Winner of Powerball Jackpot

Anonymity Granted to NH Winner of Powerball Jackpot Judge Charles Temple is presiding over the bid by New Hampshire lotto victor " Jane Doe " to preserve her anonymity in Hillsborough Superior Court. He did rule , however, that the woman's hometown can be publicly released, as it was "highly unlikely" that the woman could be identified as the victor exclusively based on her hometown. [Full Article...]

Iowa state senator Bill Dix caught kissing lobbyist in bar

Iowa state senator Bill Dix caught kissing lobbyist in bar Republican State Senator Amy Sinclair recently introduced a bill that would require Iowa's public colleges and universities to formally recognize and respect the right of student organizations to impose religious requirements for leadership positions, as well as banning so-called "free speech zones". [Full Article...]

JUST IN: People's Assembly Suspended

JUST IN: People's Assembly Suspended The Jubilee leaders were also quick to allay fears that the new alliance between Kenyatta and Odinga presented a new political matrix in the 2022 elections . Working with Jubilee, he added, would in fact be beneficial to Nasa. The People's Assembly steering committee chairman and NASA strategist David Ndii, said the decision was made to provide room to unify and get the country on the right cou... [Full Article...]

Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekar joins BJP

Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekar joins BJP Out of the six states from which BJP candidates for the Upper House polls have been announced, five of them are now ruled by the saffron party. It hopes to increase its tally to 92 following the March 23 elections. "This might split the votes of Congress MLAs", Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said. Many BJP leaders were in the fray but the party high command chose to opt for Baluni. [Full Article...]

President Trump coming to California this week

President Trump coming to California this week The project, however, provides a potential opportunity for cooperation between Democrat Brown and Republican Trump, who has publicly expressed his admiration for high-speed rail lines in other countries. "Well Mr. President, in California we are trying to fix that". Update at 2:30pm: Protests in the works around President Donald Trump's California visit on Tuesday to view border wall prot... [Full Article...]

The world turns on Trump over tariffs

The world turns on Trump over tariffs The EU trading bloc is seeking exemption from the tariffs. It appeared Malcolm Turnbull's "100 years of Mateship" visit to the United States last month paid dividends when Australia was granted a tariff exemption on Saturday morning, joining in the winners circle Mexico and Canada (with whom Trump is re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement). [Full Article...]

White House promises quick tariff decision

White House promises quick tariff decision Worries about a potential trade war after Cohn said he was resigning on Tuesday initially sent the S&P 500 down almost 1 percent but the three major USA stock indexes closed higher on Thursday after Trump appeared to soften his stance on tariffs. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation test-fires 'hypersonic' missile, U.S. sees no change in capability

Russian Federation test-fires 'hypersonic' missile, U.S. sees no change in capability President Vladimir Putin named Kinzhal this month among Russia's new nuclear weapons he said would bolster the nation's military capability and render the USA missile defence useless. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White downplayed Putin's comments, saying the US military was capable of defending the country from any threats. US military officials claimed such comments were "election rhet... [Full Article...]

Israeli PM Netanyahu Reaches Deal With Allies to Avert Early Election

Israeli PM Netanyahu Reaches Deal With Allies to Avert Early Election But rival parties have threatened to bolt the coalition over the issue, raising the possibility of early elections. Members of Netanyahu's government have argued in recent days over whether to extend the exemptions demanded by ultra-Orthodox leaders. [Full Article...]

Federer takes care of business, Daniel stuns Djokovic

Federer takes care of business, Daniel stuns Djokovic I just completely lost rhythm, everything. Djokovic scrambled to win the second set on Sunday but the rust from the layoff was evident as he made 62 unforced errors overall. Federer said he understands well how even a champion like Djokovic could be struggling to find his game so soon after having surgery. Djokovic said it felt like the "first match I ever played on the tour". [Full Article...]

Women's Cricket: Australia beat India by eight wickets in 1st ODI

Women's Cricket: Australia beat India by eight wickets in 1st ODI Australian women's chase down the target set by Indian women's. Meanwhile, Megan Schutt and Ashleigh Gardner took one wicket each. "Our plan of rotating the strike wasn't even done and in such games, this is very important if initially you're not able to score, because in that situation, you can not throw your wicket away", she added. [Full Article...]

Why Tuesday's Special Election in Pennsylvania Matters So Much

Why Tuesday's Special Election in Pennsylvania Matters So Much The Cook Political Report downgraded it "Toss Up" on February 28, and recent polls have the pair in a statistical dead heat. National Republicans have argued that Saccone has been a lackluster fundraiser with an ineffective campaign. "I don't know if we're ready - I don't know if this country's ready for it", Trump said. Saccone told Fox's Neil Cuvato in an interview Friday that his district is ... [Full Article...]

US House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russian Federation

US House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russian Federation Republicans and Democrats on the panel are unlikely to come to a bipartisan. It will detail Russian cyberattacks on US institutions during the election and the use of social media to sow discord. The Ethics Committee closed its investigation of Nunes in December. It will blame officials in former President Barack Obama's administration for a "lackluster" response and look at leaks from the intel... [Full Article...]

North Carolina holds off Duke to advance to ACC title game

North Carolina holds off Duke to advance to ACC title game Virginia coach Tony Bennett, his players and staff get that. But it was UVA, the team that started the season unranked that holds the crown and will be the number one overall seed when the NCAA tournament begins later this week. - The sense of ownership and entitlement that North Carolinians feel over ACC basketball is off-putting to other league teams outside of the state, and especially... [Full Article...]

Mkhitaryan: I always enjoy playing with Aubameyang

Mkhitaryan: I always enjoy playing with Aubameyang Afterwards Arsène Wenger spoke to Arsenal Media about continuing the momentum from Thursday's Europa League win over Milan. "That's my celebration since I'm young and yes that's it I'll do it all my life". An early goal from defender Mustafi and the goals from the fabled duo of Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan was enough to secure the three points for the Gunners . [Full Article...]

Syria finds chemical weapons workshop in Ghouta

Syria finds chemical weapons workshop in Ghouta The TV showed several women carrying babies and welcoming the Syrian army, and claiming the rebels were preventing civilians from leaving eastern Ghouta. "The center also held talks with the leadership of a number of settlements in Eastern Ghouta on ensuring civilians' access to medical care and humanitarian aid". [Full Article...]


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