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US Charges Nine Iranians With Hacking Over 300 Universities

US Charges Nine Iranians With Hacking Over 300 Universities The defendants were involved in various capacities with the Mabna Institute , a company based in Iran that, according to the Justice Department , has been coordinating cyberattacks to steal academic data and credentials on behalf of the government of Iran. [Full Article...]

John Bolton's Appointment is a National Security Nightmare

John Bolton's Appointment is a National Security Nightmare In one of the most controversial cabinet appointments to date - even by Donald Trump's standards - Bolton will replace General H.R. McMaster as the President's national security advisor next month. Richard W. Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer under Bush, has described Bolton as "by far the most risky man" in that administration. [Full Article...]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta rebels announce ceasefire

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta rebels announce ceasefire The evacuation from Harasta will further isolate the rebel groups that control the remaining two pockets of Ghouta and pile pressure on them to accept similar deals. Some 80 civilians were reported killed on Thursday in bombardments of the territory held by Faylaq al-Rahman before they sealed a deal for some 7,000 people to leave. [Full Article...]

Data watchdog search of Cambridge Analytica office 'continues overnight'

Data watchdog search of Cambridge Analytica office 'continues overnight' The bipartisan duo said the committee needs to understand "how the company plans to restore lost trust, safeguard users' data, and end a troubling series of belated responses to serious problems". Their statement comes a day after Zuckerberg told CNN he would be "happy" to testify before Congress . Facebook is in a nosedive, with the hashtag #DeleteFacebook gaining steam and the stock... [Full Article...]

Koreas to hold high-level talks in lead-up to summit

Koreas to hold high-level talks in lead-up to summit Analysts say the North is carefully watching to see how events - including the US-South Korea military drills - play out before making them public to its people. This was followed, unexpectedly, by prospects for a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis. The statement gave no end date for the exercises, and it is unclear whether US aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines would participate a... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan auto bomb near stadium kills at least 13

Afghanistan auto bomb near stadium kills at least 13 The blast occurred less than 200 metres from the Karte Sakhi shrine where many Afghans gather every year to mark Nawrooz, which is the traditional Persian new year holiday but is considered un-Islamic by Muslim fundamentalists. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group, whose affiliate in Afghanistan has grown stronger since it emerged in 2014, have stepped up attacks recently, in what analysts... [Full Article...]

Florida student charged with bringing gun to school

Florida student charged with bringing gun to school Zachary Cruz admitted to police Monday that he rode his skateboard onto the campus , ignoring orders to stay away from the school, to reflect on what his brother had done, according to an arrest report . Murphy said the guardian Cruz lives with in Lantana, Rocxanne Deschamps, was in NY when he was arrested Monday and had no idea how or why he went to the school. [Full Article...]

NZ take lead after England crumble for 58

NZ take lead after England crumble for 58 Boult finished with career-best figures of six for 32 after he had ripped the top off England's batting with four for nine from his first six overs. Bayliss said his players were like "rabbits in the headlights" in a dismal batting performance. Bayliss said he was hurt by a scoreboard showing England all out for 58, inside the first session, and New Zealand 175 for three at stumps, ahead... [Full Article...]

Trump issues memo stating transgender individuals are 'disqualified' from military

Trump issues memo stating transgender individuals are 'disqualified' from military Trump said in a memorandum that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has concluded that transgender people who have a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria should be disqualified from military service , except under limited circumstances. The news also prompted concern on Capitol Hill. Jennifer Levi, a transgender right project director for GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders said in a statement... [Full Article...]

Three people dead in France in suspected jihadist shooting spree

Three people dead in France in suspected jihadist shooting spree A gendarme who was shot three times after voluntarily taking the place of a hostage during a supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, France announced on Saturday. One of her two daughters found one of the babies in a bag in a freezer, and police found the others after being alerted by Canete's husband. Before attack in the supermarket, Lakdim had killed one person and wo... [Full Article...]

Wanted man arrested after multi-county investigation

Wanted man arrested after multi-county investigation Both were treated at the Queen and released, but are now unable to work due to their injuries, police said. A 2-year-old found wandering alone near 41st and Mingo leads police to a wanted man. Police say the accused will appear in court on March 23 for a bail hearing. A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25, of no fixed address, on a charge of aggravated assault... [Full Article...]

Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending measure

Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending measure Republican leaders could have crafted a spending bill that met conservative demands, but it would fail in the Senate , where Democrats have enough votes to block legislation. President Trump asserted he would never sign another bill similar to the bill presented today, expressing his unhappiness with the length and size of the spending appropriations. [Full Article...]

Iraq condemns killing of civilians by Turkish forces in northern Iraq

The United States "has no intention to leave Manbij", said the U.S. Department of State spokesperson on March 22, despite Turkey's pledge to clear the People's Protection Units (YPG) from Manbij, in northern Syria. Turkey said this week its military may mount an offensive against the PKK in Iraq's Sinjar region if the Iraqi government doesn't act against the group. [Full Article...]

Arun Jaitley, Veerendra Kumar to contest RS election today

A bypoll will also be held for one seat in Kerala where M P Veerendra Kumar, the Left-backed candidate of Sharad Yadav faction of the JD (U), is pitted against Babu Prasad of the Congress . Media analysts say that there is a strong bond between the SP-BSP alliance. The BSP , with 19 MLAs, has fielded Bhimrao Ambedkar. Pandey seems to have got all 49 votes of her party MLAs and apparently two m... [Full Article...]

Late-Night Hosts Mock Joe Biden and Donald Trump's Fight Threats

Late-Night Hosts Mock Joe Biden and Donald Trump's Fight Threats Kimmel suggested that the two men really televise a fight. At the University of Miami on Wednesday , Joe Biden had an odd fantasy. An escalation in tensions came this week after Biden told a rally he'd have " beat the hell out of " Trump in high school for his treatment of women. [Full Article...]

How to watch Saturday's March for Our Lives

How to watch Saturday's March for Our Lives Inspire Nola Charter Schools is sending 26 students from Edna Karr High and Eleanor McMain to Washington D.C. for Saturday's rally. Students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , where 17 people were shot and killed last month , are spearheading what is being called the March For Our Lives . [Full Article...]

Iowa family reported missing in Mexico found dead in condominium

Iowa family reported missing in Mexico found dead in condominium Kevin Wayne Sharp, 41, his partner Amy Marie Sharp, 38, as well as their children, Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12, as well as Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7, were reported missing out on when they can not board an aircraft from Cancun to St. Louis to Danville, Illinois for a Southwestern Community College basketball video game Thursday, the Des Moines Register reported . "Members of their families have been s... [Full Article...]

Soldier-Slapper, Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to Jail

Soldier-Slapper, Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to Jail Neither The Independent nor ABC News Australia included this information, leaving readers to assume that Tamimi's eight month sentence would be starting from now, further contributing to the poor optics that this case has resulted in for Israel. [Full Article...]

China 'not afraid' of a trade war, threatens USA with tariffs

That, of course, is bad news for American businesses that export goods to China. If the USA imposes a 25 percent duty on $50 billion of imported goods, the additional $12.5 billion tariff is equivalent to an additional 2.9 percent charge on all of China's exports, according to JPMorgan economists led by Haibin Zhu in Hong Kong. [Full Article...]

Dowd: Trump Approved Of Statement Calling For Shutdown Of Mueller Probe

Dowd: Trump Approved Of Statement Calling For Shutdown Of Mueller Probe WITCH HUNT!" he tweeted. Dowd had replaced Trump's longtime lawyer and friend, Marc Kasowitz, but according to CNN , the two men spoke regularly on an informal basis. "We will continue our ongoing representation of the president and our cooperation with the office of special counsel". Toensing also represents Mark CoralloMark CoralloHope Hicks tops GQ list of most powerful in Trump's W... [Full Article...]


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