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BJP sinks in UP, Bihar by-polls

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Modi could not overcome the same against Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi and AAP swept BJP away from Delhi. Despite that if he can get "sympathy", then it's a big blow to both Nitish Kumar and Modi. It has to take care of the whole country, and not just Andhra Pradesh. Of course, the BJP leadership would be living in a make-believe world if they ignore the glee with which the party's cadre reacted to its defeats in three by-elections. Read More »

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica for Failing to Delete User Data

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Facebook said it cut ties to Mr Kogan's app when it learned of the violation in 2015, and asked for certification from Mr Kogan and all parties he had given data to that the information had been destroyed. If true, this is another unacceptable violation of trust and the commitments they made. "Although Kogan gained access to this information in a legitimate way and through the proper channels that governed all developers on Facebook at that time, he did not subsequently abide by our rules". Read More »

North Korea's foreign minister visits Sweden amid talks of Kim-Trump summit

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The State Department's recently retired envoy for North Korea said on Thursday he has urged North Korea to send a positive signal by releasing three American prisoners before a possible summit between U.S. During a joint press conference at the White House on March 6, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven offered his country's help in facilitating talks between the US and North Korea, highlighting his country's 45-year diplomatic presence in Pyongyang. Read More »

Slovakia: Nationwide protests call for snap polls

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He had been working on an investigation into high-level corruption and alleged mafia links to politicians in Slovakia. Robert Fico's resignation as prime minister has failed to appease a public outraged over the murder of 27-year-old investigative journalist Jan Kuciak , who reported on fraud allegations against businessmen with political ties. Read More »

Delhi: 26-year-old JNU PhD scholar goes missing, case registered

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A 26-year-old girl student now doing PhD from Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has reportedly gone missing for the past five days. The mail, which was marked to some of the students who have levelled the allegations against the professor, read, "Dear all, you are not coming to the lab on time. Read More »

London court finds Parsons Green bomb suspect guilty of attempted murder

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The 18-year-old asylum seeker had admitted creating the bomb, however he'd demied attempted murder, telling the court he was "very bored, very depressed, very confused". When the device at Parsons Green was examined it was discovered that match heads had been used to make it. "If you're only trying to scare people or make a statement don't put shrapnel in it because people are going to die". Read More »

Putin 'highly likely' behind nerve-agent attack

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Kremlin officials responded by denying Russian involvement. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation could announce its response at any minute. Tensions with Moscow are growing before Russia's presidential election Sunday, after a nerve agent attack in Britain on a Russian ex-spy. Mr Johnson's comments earned a scathing rebuke from Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said: "We have said on different levels and occasions that Russian Federation has nothing to do with ... Read More »

North Korean Foreign Minister Heads To Sweden

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Speaking to local media, Prime Minister Lofven said his country would be happy to host negotiations between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump. "We can't rule out the possibility of a contact between the North and the US" during Ri's trip to Sweden, a Beijing source told the news agency. Sweden is now a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Read More »

Sweden could be meeting place for Trump-Kim Jong Un talks

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The experimental reactor is likely too small to provide much in the way of electricity, but is part of a "long-running effort" to develop a light-water reactor after a deal by an worldwide consortium, including the United States , to provide two such nuclear power reactors in the 1990s fell apart, Pollack said. Read More »

North Korean foreign minister in Sweden

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Trump and President Moon Jae-in discussed preparations for their upcoming engagements with North Korea and agreed that "concrete actions" were the key to achieving denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the White House said in a statement. Read More »

Oklahoma wildfire danger increases Thursday, Friday with high winds

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Strong winds will be ongoing with gusts between 30 and 50 miles per hour. Like Wednesday, Thursday's forecast includes rain and gusty wind. This week's forecast is a classic example of Nebraska's dynamic weather with a high fire danger on Wednesday as well as snow and ice warnings on Friday . Read More »

Germany urges Russian Federation to be transparent over nerve agent attack in Britain

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British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russian Federation of illegal use of force against her country, claiming that Moscow is behind the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. Britain has said it will provide a sample of the nerve agent used in the Skripal attack to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the United Nations chemical weapons watchdog agency, where the Russians will have access to it. Read More »

Lipscomb-North Carolina, 1st Ld-Writethru,719

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The Bisons played tough defense and were frustrating UNC at times in the game. The exodus started previous year, when the ACC approved Cameron Johnson's transfer to North Carolina for his final two seasons. Even with Luke Maye scoring just 10 points on a 2-for-9 shooting performance from the floor, UNC still shot 51 percent as a team in what was a balanced all-around offensive performance. Read More »

MetLife Stadium to host WrestleMania 35

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The WWE also released the official logo for WrestleMania 35 today as well. Cena, has been WWE's top star and the face of the company since about 2005 onwards, and with his Hollywood career seeing him become even more of a global star, he is the ideal guy to promote the company's future events. Read More »

Bhagwant Mann resigns as AAP Punjab unit Chief

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On Thursday, Kejriwal withdrew his drug trade allegations against Bikram Singh Majithia, who is a brother-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal, and an application regarding the same was filed in a trial court in Amritsar , where a defamation case filed by Majithia against the Delhi Chief Minister on May 20, 2016, is being heard. Read More »

'I am a deceased man who is still alive,' says Constantin Reliu

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The ruling is allegedly final and can not be appealed against. "I am officially dead, although I'm alive", he said, according to the AP. 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. Read More »

White House says Trump has been tough on Russian Federation

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The officials say the Russians obtained access to the energy system and "conducted network reconnaissance" of industrial control systems that run USA factories and the electricity grid. The new sanctions came as the USA joined European allies in blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, deeming the action a "clear violation" of worldwide law. Read More »

SC jibe at TV jounalists in Jay Shah defamation case

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When senior advocate N.K. Kaul, appearing for Jay Shah, contended that The Wire's October 8, 2017 report , "The Golden Touch of Jay Shah", amounted to "scurrilous reporting", Sibal said that the media had the right to ask questions about the business affairs of individuals who are in the limelight. Read More »

Korean Foreign Minister meets Swedish PM in Stockholm

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Sweden represents diplomatic interests for the United States , Canada and Australia through its embassy in North Korea . Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae In to closely cooperate trilaterally with the United States toward inter-Korean and U.S. Read More »

UK, US, France and Germany blame Russian Federation for nerve agent attack

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Of the British measures it said: "Our response will not be long in coming". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took an embarrassing tumble in front of an audience in Moscow today. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said in a press conference that the U.K.'s response to the attack should be "thoughtful and calibrated". Read More »

US, South Korea say North Korea can have 'brighter future'

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The preparation committee will ask for the talks to be held some time in late March, Im Jong-seok told a media briefing, where officials of the two sides will discuss key agenda topics. Senior officials staged a flurry of calls and top-level meetings on Friday as they scrambled to make a proposed nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un a reality. Read More »

I agree with Britain's standpoint concerning Skripal's case, - Poroshenko

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Putin's spokesman denounced the claim as "shocking and inexcusable". "The Embassy notes with concern attempts undertaken by the government of the United Kingdom and supported by some other foreign nations and a number of media outlets, to draw Israel into [a] political and propagandistic campaign, which was unleashed by London under the false pretext of Russia's alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal", the Russian embassy in Israel said. Read More »

57 killed, over 100 injured in airstrikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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Another convoy of humanitarian aid from the United Nations , the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross, arrived in the Syrian city of Duma today and delivered food for 26,100 people. The Observatory put the early figure at several hundred. Different casualty tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of big attacks. Tens of thousands of civilians are believed to still be inside. Read More »

Buffalo Bulls vs. Kentucky Wildcats: NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview and Prediction

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Despite the huge talent difference and the fact that the Bulls were vastly undersized against the Deandre Ayton-led Wildcats, Buffalo looked like the higher seed, totally beating the Wildcats on just about every part of the floor. "We knew we could play with these guys and came out and played hard". Notable: Kentucky's freshmen are averaging 86.9 percent of the team's points. Read More »

Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop

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According to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, this means he'll be removed from office and prohibited from residence in the Archdiocese of Agana. Pope Francis placed Archbishop Apuron on leave in June 2016 after the accusations were made public. Those penalties will be suspended during Apuron's appeal, until the final ruling is issued. Read More »

Game of musical chairs follows Pennsylvania's special election

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Republicans looking for lessons found several. Those candidates who are likely to do so will probably come from Congressional Districts in those Blue states President Trump won in 2016-Pennsylvania (like Lamb), Michigan, Wisconsin-and swing states, like OH, that have similar characteristics. Read More »