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Mark Arendz to be Canada's flagbearer at Paralympic closing ceremony

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Curling wrapped up with both the bronze and gold medal matches, while an extremely tight bronze medal game in sled hockey determined the third and fourth place finishers. Dino Sokolovic has claimed Croatia's first ever gold medal at a Winter Paralympics with a sensational win in the Men's Slalom - Sitting event at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today. Read More »

Brexit: Little progress on border issue say MPs

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The vexed issue of keeping the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland fully open after Brexit has become a major headache for ministers undertaking the negotiations. The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a special travel zone which enables British and Irish citizens to travel and reside within each other's jurisdictions without the need for a visa, residence permit or proof of resources. Read More »

Valentino Rossi to race on into his 40s after signing new deal

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For an overview of some of Rossi's records and career highlights, visit Yamaha's special Valentino Rossi Webpage. Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi was a further 0.001 back on Crutchlow in ninth ahead of Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco who rounded out that crucial top ten. Read More »

Lithuanian minister: Ex-spy attack a test for EU

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Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that Johnson's statement was "shocking and inexcusable breach of diplomatic propriety". Prime Minister Theresa May has said it's "highly likely" the Kremlin is responsible for the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. May said the agent used has been identified by British scientists as Novichok, which was developed in the Soviet Union. Read More »

Moscow to Expel 23 UK Diplomats, Revokes Agreement on Opening Consulate Gen.

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Russian Federation also said it was halting the activities of the British Council, Britain's worldwide organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, across the country. Russian officials have increasingly begun suggesting the attack could have been staged by Britain itself. "It is possible that (Britain) will continue to respond; we are ready for this". Read More »

Obama shares his March Madness brackets

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The 2018 NCAA Tournament's first round starts tomorrow. Whoever assembled Obama's bracket graphics conveniently left out the seeds, to prevent people from noticing how unadventurous his picks were. 2 seed Duke in the Sweet 16 and No. 1 seed Kansas in the Elite Eight. "You picked us AGAIN". I'm going to go ahead and assume you can't actually read those, so lets break it down a bit. Read More »

Pak Pulls Out Of WTO Meet In Delhi As Diplomatic Stand-Off Worsens

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Pakistan has chose to not take part in the World Trade Organization meeting in New Delhi next week as a protest over alleged harassment of its diplomats in India. On Thursday, the Pakistan foreign ministry said: "Pakistan's high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood would be visiting Islamabad shortly for consultations on matters relating to Pakistan-India relations". Read More »

Turkish army: Afrin city center surrounded

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The Turkish forces, who had been looking to complete the encirclement in a two-pronged movement from the east and the west, had Afrin city surrounded on Monday, the army said in a statement quoted by state media, without giving further details. Read More »

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning

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The announcement came after the British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Moscow. It also said it would close the British Council in Russian Federation, which promotes cultural ties between the nations, and the British Consulate in St Petersburg. Read More »

Shriya Saran is married

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Well, as it is said, there is no smoke without fire. The wedding took place on March 12. However, in February, reports of her impending nuptials with the sports star started surfacing. The actress has not mentioned her wedding anywhere either. Also, it was then said that the wedding would be a destination one in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Both Shriya and Andrei have been away from sharing their pictures on the social media together and love to keep their private life a secret. Read More »

Sweden hosts North Korean foreign minister amid speculation

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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The Presidential Preparation Committee for the Inter-Korean Talks said the summit would focus on removing nuclear weapons from North Korea, easing military tensions between the two Koreas and establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

United Kingdom to announce measures against Russian Federation for attack on ex-spy

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As the global scandal gathers pace, Skripal and his daughter remain in critical condition after exposure to the Soviet-designed chemical Novichok on March 4 in the southwestern English city of Salisbury. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian news agencies as calling Johnson's statement a "shocking and inexcusable breach of diplomatic propriety". Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates Indian Science Congress in Imphal

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The Prime Minister is visiting Manipur a day after completion of one year of the BJP-led coalition government in the state today. I appeal personally to each scientist to commit himself to spending 100 hours each year with students from Class IX to XII so as to finetune the students' scientific knowledge. Read More »

Could Antonio Conte be sacked after FA Cup quarterfinals?

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That leaves the FA Cup as Chelsea's last chance to win a trophy this season and the Blues resume that mission on Sunday when they travel to Leicester in the quarter-finals. It was another memorable night for Lionel Messi who scored his 99th and 100th Champions League goals - in 123 games - which both skidded through Courtois's legs. Read More »

Hacker who gave up Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning dies

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Adrian Lamo, the prolific hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has died at 37 years old. The cause of Lamo's death has not been revealed. Manning was arrested and sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013. Lamo defended his decision to reveal Manning's identity to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an interview with the Guardian in 2013. Read More »

Spy poisoning: Russia expels 23 British diplomats

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Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital if Moscow would expel British diplomats, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said on Friday: "We will, of course". "It's a great shame for the Russian people that they're closing the British Council, which has done an bad lot to educate Russian people in English language and help them get jobs and opportunities around the world", he added. Read More »

Thousands of Egyptians Line Up to Vote Outside Embassy in Kuwait

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The National Elections Authority (NEA) held a press conference on Friday to review the progress of the electoral process that commenced yesterday for overseas Egyptian voters. The 2018 presidential election takes place in 139 foreign embassies and consulates in 124 foreign countries for three days. "We have heard about approximately ten million Egyptians overseas, as well as other figures", but in fact, there is no database of voters for Egyptian expatriates', Loza noted. Read More »

Walmart just got accused of cheating in its war with Amazon

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The series of moves has boosted Walmart's online sales significantly , although it still has a few steps to climb to catch up with Amazon . The US company is the world's largest retailer, but it has struggled against Amazon as consumers increasingly migrate to online commerce. Read More »

Russian Federation summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats

The British consulate in St. Petersburg was also ordered to close and the British Council must stop its work in Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a website statement Saturday. "We will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves", the ambassador told reporters. After several days of investigation, British authorities determined that they were poisoned with a nerve agent known as Novichok, which is believed to be unique to Russian Federation. Read More »

Britain points at Putin in poisoning attack as gulf widens

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Mr Johnson said: "Now is the moment for [President Vladimir] Putin to jam the lid down and send a signal to people: 'You do this, you're going to die'". Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, an ex-commander of the British Army's chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear regiment, said Novichok was only ever manufactured at one site, a military laboratory at Shikhany in central Russian Federation. Read More »

Spy Poisoning: Putin Most Likely Behind Attack - Johnson

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Authorities say they will also investigate the death of another Russian- a former Aeroflot executive, Nikolai Glushkov recently found dead in his London home. The tensions threaten to overshadow Putin's expected re-election on Sunday for another six-year presidential term. Britain's key allies closed ranks against Putin after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contacts, among other measures. Read More »

'Snake Whisperer' Killed After Fatal Cobra Bite

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Hussain, who was head of the Cobra-fighting department at the local fire brigade in Tamloh, was known for teaching his colleagues how to capture reptiles and snakes without harming them. Abu Zarin was admitted into HOSHAH's intensive care unit after being bitten by a cobra during an operation in Bentong. Abu Zarin Hussin , based out of the Temerloh branch Fire and Rescue Department, two hours outside of KL, passed away at 12:54am after being send to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital. Read More »

China's rubber-stamp parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as President with no term limits

Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and last Sunday was given the right to continue in office indefinitely after the legislature scrapped term limits for the president and vice president. "The problem is that he has too few people who are loyal and competent for his use, so he has to retain Wang and give himself more time to cultivate more talented people". Read More »

Russian Federation summons British ambassador over spy poisoning dispute

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He did not provide further details. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday also accused Britain of violating global law and said Britain's defense minister "lacks education". The attack on the Skripals revived memories of the fate of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian dissident who died of Polonium poisoning in a 2006 attack in the United Kingdom that London blamed on Moscow . Read More »

China Isn't Happy Trump Signed The Taiwan Travel Act

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China's hostility towards Taiwan has risen since the election of President Tsai Ing-wen, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, in 2016. Although Trump already had the power to make such high-level official exchanges occur if he wanted to, the Taiwan Travel Act, albeit not legally binding, puts the idea into writing, which explains China's resolute opposition. Read More »

Trump's meeting with Kim may fail

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The news came from a readout of Trump's phone call Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Here's why the agreement to meet face to face with North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un may be disastrous for the U.S. It added that a statement summarizing the talks will be made available Friday after Ri's talks with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho is heading to Sweden for a two-day visit, the Swedish government said on Thursday. Read More »