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Czech president congratulates Xi Jinping

Czech president congratulates Xi Jinping The Global Times , a Chinese government newspaper, reported that various government media outlets praised Xi as "helmsman of the country" and "guide of the people", celebrating at least another five years of his rule. Both were members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. Some of Xi´s key lieutenants were also promoted to t... [Full Article...]

Mississippi abortion clinic sues to stop law

Mississippi abortion clinic sues to stop law While Mississippi's new law, also known as the Gestational Age Act , makes exceptions for medical emergencies and situations that could result in "severe fetal abnormality", there are no exceptions for incidents of rape or incest, according to CNN . [Full Article...]

South Korean prosecutors request arrest warrant for former president

South Korean prosecutors request arrest warrant for former president The court is expected to decide as soon as Thursday night, whether to issue the warrant. Lee, president from 2008-2013, is suspected of taking about 11 billion won (US$10.3 million) in bribes from the state intelligence agency, Samsung Group and others. [Full Article...]

AU Urges to Promote National Agendas to Favor Free Trade

AU Urges to Promote National Agendas to Favor Free Trade Mahamat further urged African countries to overcome fears and self-interests as these continue to be barriers to regional trade and growth. The AfCFTA will lay a strong foundation for foreign companies to invest in Africa as there will be huge market for foreign direct investments, Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations, told Xinhua on the sidelines of the ongoing AU extraordinar... [Full Article...]

Putin Projected to Win Reelection in Russian Federation

Putin Projected to Win Reelection in Russian Federation Russian President Vladimir Putin easily won reelection Sunday, capturing 77 percent of the vote and a fourth term. That will make him the longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and has raised Western fears of spiralling confrontation. [Full Article...]

White House officials made to sign non-disclosure agreements

White House officials made to sign non-disclosure agreements They also reportedly believed the nondisclosure agreements likely weren't enforceable. Citing an unnamed official who said that they signed the agreement, the column states that the NDAs were written to extend beyond individuals' time at the White House as well as the entirety of the Trump presidency. [Full Article...]

US, South Korea to resume joint drills on April 1

US, South Korea to resume joint drills on April 1 Tens of thousands of USA and South Korean forces will kick off joint war games on April 1, officials said Tuesday, following a delay aimed at easing tensions with the North during the Olympics. "Key Resolve will take place for about two weeks from mid-April, and Foal Eagle is to run for four weeks", an official at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) told reporters. [Full Article...]

England's Stuart Broad ready for fresh start with reworked action

England's Stuart Broad ready for fresh start with reworked action Further troubling England is their recent Test form, having lost the Ashes 4-0 to Australia in December and January. After taking four wickets on debut as England lost to Australia in Adelaide, Overton suffered a fractured rib in the following test in Perth, and returned home to recover, before linking back up with the team ahead of their one-day global series in New Zealand . [Full Article...]

Putin Wins Another 6-year Term

Putin Wins Another 6-year Term Most people who spoke to AFP said they voted for Putin , praising him for restoring stability and national pride after the humiliating collapse of the USSR. In 2012 Putin came to executive office by winning the election gaining 63.6 % ballots cast. "We would call this the "shuttle bus election"," Ivan Zhdanov, a Navalny aide, told a briefing. [Full Article...]

Saudi Prince To Stress Shared Goals Involving Iran In White House Visit

Saudi Prince To Stress Shared Goals Involving Iran In White House Visit According to United States officials Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blocked his mother from seeing his father, King Salman , more than two years ago and has kept her away from him as the young prince rapidly amassed power. Women are also allowed to enter the military for the first time and can attend sporting and cultural events. "It is entirely left to women to decide what type of decent an... [Full Article...]

European Union backs United Kingdom in spy poisoning row with Russian Federation

European Union backs United Kingdom in spy poisoning row with Russian Federation The claims come as Moscow faces scrutiny over alleged involvement in the poisoning in the British town of Salisbury of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia , who were exposed to the novichok . Mr Putin said: "We destroyed all our chemical weapons under the supervision of global organisations, and we did it first, unlike some of our partners who promised to do it, but unfortunately did n... [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin is re-elected as president of Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin is re-elected as president of Russian Federation Putin received more than 92 percent of the vote in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Kremlin's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had 75.1 percent of the vote with more than half the ballots counted, putting him on track for a new six-year term. [Full Article...]

Modi govt mismanaged dispute in J&K: Manmohan

Modi govt mismanaged dispute in J&K: Manmohan Mr. Sidhu, who as a BJP MP had targeted former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for being silent, lavished praise on him. Manmohan Singh, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the impact and the achievement Manmohan Singh gained through silence, the BJP could not achieve that through uproar. [Full Article...]

BJP learnt lesson from Gorakhpur defeat: Former CM Mayawati

BJP learnt lesson from Gorakhpur defeat: Former CM Mayawati Before the assembly election results emerged, few had expected the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) and its associates to sweep the nation's largest and one of the most politically complex states with 325 of 403 seats with the elevation of Yogi Adityanath , the hothead five-term Gorakhpur MP, as the new chief minister of the state. [Full Article...]

Six People Identified Among Dead In Pedestrian Bridge Collapse In Miami

Six People Identified Among Dead In Pedestrian Bridge Collapse In Miami The bridge's main span, which crossed an eight-lane road, had. In his lawsuit, Hepburn reportedly says that cracking "should have been taken more seriously" and that the defendants were aware of the dangers of conducting a stress test on the bridge without rerouting traffic or supporting the bridge in some way. [Full Article...]

School Shooter's Brother Arrested for Trespassing on Campus

School Shooter's Brother Arrested for Trespassing on Campus Such drastic measures could have potentially prevented or made it more hard for Cruz to buy the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that he used in his Valentine's Day rampage through the school that he was expelled from. Cruz could have forcibly been committed for mental evaluation under Florida's Baker Act. The law allows a law enforcement officer such as Peterson to initiate commitment under the Baker A... [Full Article...]

Putin basks in landslide poll victory, opposition cries foul

Putin basks in landslide poll victory, opposition cries foul Putin has promised to use his new term to beef up Russia's defences against the West and to raise living standards. Putin won 73.9% of the vote, according to state-run pollster VTsIOM. "This new victory of President Putin solidifies his leadership and his demonstrated capacity to steer the specific weight of Russian Federation in history and in the convulsing world of today", said Nicolas Ma... [Full Article...]

Court Rulings End GOP Efforts to Block Voting Map for Pennsylvania

Court Rulings End GOP Efforts to Block Voting Map for Pennsylvania Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states with ongoing battles over how much partisanship and politics is too much partisanship and politics when it comes to redistricting. The U.S. Supreme Court request for a stay, filed by state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, was sent to Justice Samuel A. [Full Article...]

Didi, KCR agree on non-Congress federal Opp bid

Didi, KCR agree on non-Congress federal Opp bid He brushed aside a question on whether the Federal Front would be willing to take the support of the Congress in the event of that party offering it during the 2019 elections. The agenda we are proposing is different from the routine political model. He said - "Our agenda is development and it's for the people of the country. [Full Article...]

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Nixon Announces Candidacy for Governor of NY

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Nixon Announces Candidacy for Governor of NY She also says "our leaders are letting us down". Political analysts believe that Cuomo has the clear operational and fundraising advantage, but who cares? "Please join her on this journey, together we can turn things around with candidates such as her". [Full Article...]


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