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Diplomats harassment row: Pak pulls out of Delhi WTO meet

Diplomats harassment row: Pak pulls out of Delhi WTO meet Over 40 countries have been invited to the meeting. Pakistan has chose to stay away from the World Trade Organisation's ministerial meet to be held in New Delhi on March 19-20 in protest against alleged harassment of its diplomats in India. [Full Article...]

Lavrov: Russia to expel British diplomats

Lavrov: Russia to expel British diplomats May in a Wednesday address to Parliament said that Russia was behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attempted to rally support on Tuesday by calling his counterparts and vowing that if Russian Federation was responsible, "this would be further reckless behaviour which threatens the global community and r... [Full Article...]

Shinwari, Afridi secure Karachi Kings playoff spot

Shinwari, Afridi secure Karachi Kings playoff spot Shahid Afridi accomplished a feat never done before in Pakistan Super League's (PSL) history by smacking four consecutive sixes in the match between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi. The three-horse fight includes Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Multan Sultans. That left things in the balance between the Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans, with the former on the shiny Sharjah surface and the la... [Full Article...]

Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation

Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation In order to set the mood for peace, South Korea will send a taekwondo demonstration team and an art troupe to Pyongyang, which had been agreed upon with North Korea when the South Korean special envoys visited Pyeongyang to meet the North's leader Kim . [Full Article...]

Russian Diplomats Expelled From UK

Russian Diplomats Expelled From UK President Donald Trump and the leaders of France and Germany joined British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to directly pin blame for the attack on Russian Federation. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it is overwhelmingly likely it was Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to direct the nerve agent attack against Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the claim was... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning May had been demanding that Moscow explain how a nerve agent developed during the Soviet Union era was used to make the pair ill before her government announced it would expel 23 Russian diplomats and sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in spy spat

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in spy spat He had previously said Russian Federation had no motive to target Skripal, but suggested others could use the poisoning to "complicate" the World Cup. "We take no pleasure in having to constantly criticize Russian Federation". Russian Federation clashed overnight with the U.K. and United States at the U.N. [Full Article...]

The walking dead: Living Romanian man fails to overturn death cert

The walking dead: Living Romanian man fails to overturn death cert It appears that literally being alive isn't enough to convince a Romanian court of the fact. The 63-year-old man returned to his hometown in Romania but was very shocked to discover that he was listed as dead in the local registrar. He may have never found out he had died if he had not been apprehended by Turkish authorities earlier this year and deported back to Romania. The appeal is now fin... [Full Article...]

Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump

Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump The 47-year-old Damon, who has four daughters with his wife, Luciana Barroso , has lived in LA and NY since leaving Boston. Damon, 47, reportedly has purchased a property in Byron Bay , New South Wales, according to Sydney's Sunday Telegraph . [Full Article...]

Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon'

Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon' Sergei Skripal is a former Russian military intelligence officer who, in 2006, was convicted by Moscow and imprisoned for high treason. Its foreign ministry called the allegations by Prime Minister Theresa May "insane". He said nerve agents like Novichok are usually highly unstable and degrade quickly in the presence of moisture, but that if the agent was sealed in a tight container "it ought t... [Full Article...]

South Korea aims for high-level talks with North Korea

South Korea aims for high-level talks with North Korea Sweden is happy to help resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula but it is up to the parties involved to try to find a way forward, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said on Friday. "We've chose to narrow down the agenda topics to denuclearising the Korean peninsula, securing permanent peace to ease military tension and new, bold ways to take inter-Korean relations forward", Im, the head of South ... [Full Article...]

China to unveil new government under President Xi Jinping

China to unveil new government under President Xi Jinping XI's victory is interesting owing to the fact that in 2013, four lawmakers withheld support for his first term, however, for the second term, no one opposed the election, making XI the first one to have a unanimous election in at least a quarter-century. [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo Will Be North Korea's Trump-Whisperer

Haley's star is rising fast in the Republican party and she has qualities that could make her a viable presidential nominee: executive experience as a former governor of a major state, and growing foreign policy experience in NY. What common views does he have with Trump? Hopefully, Tillerson's ouster, following so closely the resignation of White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohen puts the... [Full Article...]

China, Taiwan react to U.S. travel act

China, Taiwan react to U.S. travel act 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. Chinese state media speculates that the bill could embolden Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to seek full independence for the island, possibly triggering China's Anti-Secession Law. [Full Article...]

Parents Killed In Car Crash While Fleeing ICE Agents

Parents Killed In Car Crash While Fleeing ICE Agents Agents arrived at Garcia and Profecto's home Tuesday, believing it belonged to a previously removed Mexican citizen, Haley said. "This frightful tragedy is the direct result of ICE's inhumane tactics and the fear it provokes in hardworking people who stand to lose everything if they are deported", said Jennie Pasquarella, the group's director of immigrants' rights, according to KRON. [Full Article...]

Facebook suspends Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspends Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica But app developer Aleksandr Kogan violated Facebook policy when he turned the data over in 2015 to SCL/Cambridge Analytica, Facebook said . The social media giant claims that in 2015 Cambridge Analytica secured Facebook user information without their approval. [Full Article...]

South Korea to seek talks with North Korea in preparation for summit

South Korea to seek talks with North Korea in preparation for summit Global media have speculated that Sweden could be a potential location if a Trump-Kim summit were to be confirmed. Sweden's foreign ministry said the talks between Wallstrom and Ri "will focus on Sweden's consular responsibilities as a protecting power for the United States, Canada and Australia", but also will address the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. [Full Article...]

RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Putin to EXPEL UK Diplomats After British POISON PLOT

RUSSIAN ROULETTE: Putin to EXPEL UK Diplomats After British POISON PLOT Russian Federation has repeatedly dismissed the UK's accusations as "unfounded" and warned it would retaliate over the expulsion of its diplomats. Soon after Johnson's comments were reported, the Kremlin said accusations that President Putin was involved in the nerve agent attack were shocking, TASS news agency reported. [Full Article...]

Turnbull refuses to condemn or support Dutton's comments on South African farmers

Turnbull refuses to condemn or support Dutton's comments on South African farmers According to an audit, 72 percent of individually owned farms are owned by white people, while the black majority owns just four percent. Meanwhile, the South African government was critical of Dutton's offer, calling his comments "sad" and "regrettable". [Full Article...]

BROWN: St. Patrick's legacy of love, devotion, persistence - and hilarity

BROWN: St. Patrick's legacy of love, devotion, persistence - and hilarity Patricius is derived from the Latin term for "father figure". As a young man, Patrick spent six bleak years in slavery, working as a herdsman in Ireland until he "heard" in a dream that the ship in which he was to escape Ireland was docked in an Irish port and ready to sail to Britain. [Full Article...]


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