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Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning crisis

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She said that the government will consider its next steps "in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners". Mirzayanov said the use of Novichok in Britain was a "shock". In response, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called Mr Johnson's claims " shocking and unforgivable ". A tit-for-tat reaction is expected to the Prime Minister's decision to kick out 23 diplomats who she said were undeclared intelligence officers . Read More »

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns following Financial Scandal

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Prime Minister of the nation Pravind Jugnauth had threatened to force Gurib-Fakim out of her position which is largely ceremonial. Fakim had earlier denied allegations and was prepared to go to court to defend herself. In a statement to the BBC , PEI London said that Ms Gurib-Fakim had refunded the money to its Mauritian sister organisation. Ms Gurib-Fakim, who took the post in June 2015, was not pressured to leave office, he said. Read More »

Trump warns of bedlam without border wall

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In looking over the eight wall examples, Trump said any barrier must have " see-through capability on the other side and solid concrete on top, or steel and concrete on top" to prevent scaling the wall by aliens. He renewed complaints that Los Angeles , San Francisco and other major cities are providing protection for illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. Read More »

Sweden, North Korea end 3 days of talks on security issues

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The U.S. trade deficit with South Korea is $17 billion , according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Such a move could wind up harming USA interests more than continued stalemate. Pyongyang's state media haven't even officially confirmed or denied that such talks were agreed to. "They met this morning and discussed the same issues that are being discussed during this trip, such as the security situation", he said. Read More »

Russia To Expel UK Diplomats As Crisis Over Nerve Toxin Attack Deepens

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Russia's government is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. In a demonstration of the West's unity, Mrs May and Mr Trump, along with Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron, issued a joint statement endorsing the Prime Minister's conclusion that it was "highly likely" Russian Federation was behind the attack on the Skripals. Read More »

Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry

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Speaking on Russia-24 television, Zakharova said Britain's angry reaction is connected to the war in Syria. The Russian response was announced on the eve of a presidential election which is expected to hand Vladimir Putin a fourth term in the Kremlin, but which comes as the country appears increasingly isolated. Read More »

US sanctions Russians over alleged vote meddling

Russia will expand its own "blacklist" of Americans in response to new U.S. sanctions announced by the Trump administration, a Russian minister said Friday. He said the sanctions would target "ongoing nefarious attacks" by Russian Federation. "If the president felt like Putin was one-upping him, not to mention stealing the limelight, then it wouldn't be surprising that he would react", the official said. Read More »

Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats

While Russia has vigorously denied involvement in the attack, western powers see it as the latest sign of alleged Russian meddling overseas. British Ambassador Laurie Bristow was called to the Foreign Ministry Saturday morning to be informed of the moves. Read More »

Former top cop insults Nirbhaya, her mother, and all women

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Ironically, the function was organised to honour women achievers in the country, including Devi and Karnataka IPS officer D Roopa Moudgil, among others. Her daughter, 23 year old physiotherapy student, was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi on the night of December 16, 2012. "Even after five years, her (Nirbhaya) culprits are alive". Read More »

Russian Federation to expel 23 United Kingdom diplomats

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The ministry said it was also closing the British consulate in Saint Petersburg and withdrawing the right of the British Council, a body that promotes British culture and language, to operate in Russian Federation. Russia's Investigative Committee is opening a criminal investigation into the attack and said it was ready to cooperate with Britain. "Our priority today is looking after our staff in Russian Federation and assisting those that will return to the UK,"it said in a statement". Read More »

Retired FBI agent: Deputy in Parkland school shooting 'aided the shooter'

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A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including the AP that the video should be released . At various times over the next 26 minutes, people - ostensibly police, as they are not pixelated the way the children are - can be seen at the far corner of the building, behind a pillar in a corridor to the right of the frame and standing near the corridor from which the golf cart emerged. Read More »

Cracks reported in US bridge before fall

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At least six people, including three whose bodies were recovered on Saturday, were killed . Utah started using the ABC technique in 2007 and it has since become the primary way bridges are built, with more than 200 of them around the state, said Carmen Swanwick, chief structural engineer with the state Transportation Department. Read More »

Russia Expelling 23 British Diplomats in Growing Dispute

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Saturday denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed the nerve agent Novichok that Britain said was used to poison the Skripals. Russian Federation has insisted it is ready to cooperate in investigating the attack in Salisbury if Britain reciprocates by sharing the evidence it holds. Read More »

Johnson: 'Overwhelmingly likely' Putin ordered nerve agent attack

Speaking at an election campaign event in Moscow on Thursday night, Russian president Vladimir Putin said Russia was a "proud" nation "and will be in the future, too". Russian Federation said Saturday it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London's "provocative" measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered an escalating war of words . Read More »

It will not be an easy election for the BJP in 2019

The by-poll results of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have come as a big worry for the BJP because the two states together account for almost 120 of the total of 543 Lok Sabha seats. But they did come together and dealt a body blow to the BJP with a humiliating defeat in the prestigious bye-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies in UP. Read More »

Fresh airstrikes hit Syria's Eastern Ghouta as '7000 civilians flee'

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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group made mostly of ex-members of a former Al-Qaeda affiliate, also has a presence in Eastern Ghouta but is not a signatory to the statement. Thousands of people continued to flee from battlegrounds in northern and southern Syria on Friday amid reports that rebels in a Damascus suburb were preventing some residents from leaving the besieged area. Read More »

Ex-US diplomat: North Korea 'surprised' Trump agreed to meeting

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The rare visit could be a first step toward a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a short dispatch that Ri, who left Pyongyang on Thursday, will meet with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Elisabeth Wallstrom to exchange views on ties and matters of mutual interests. Read More »

Body of abducted United Nations driver found in Kabul

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Earlier this week, top USA commander in Afghanistan John Nicholson said security in Kabul would be "the main effort" for global powers helping Afghan defense and security forces. "Pakistan is always prepared to work in a cooperative framework and provide every help to win peace in Afghanistan", the statement further said. "We do look toward a victory in Afghanistan", Mattis told reporters while on a military jet heading to Kabul . Read More »

Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

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Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a tit-for-tat response to the U.K.'s expulsion of 23 Russian embassy staff over the nerve-agent attack in England last week. The British National Security Council will meet early next week to consider the next steps after Saturday's expulsion announcement. "We have no disagreement with the people of Russia and we continue to believe it is not in our national interest to break off all dialogue between our countries but the onus remains on ... Read More »

UK calls death of Russian businessman Glushkov a homicide

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Russia's official Investigations Committee has launched its own criminal investigation into the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal and the death of Mr Glushkov, which it is also treating as murder. The i says Mrs May will target Russians with a "wave" of sanction that could see oligarchs' United Kingdom assets frozen. In light of the Salisbury attack, British police are looking again at the deaths of more than a dozen Russians in Britain, including Berezovsky. Read More »

United Nations launches $950 mil. appeal for Rohingya refugees

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The application came as Suu Kyi and her fellow Southeast Asian leaders attended the Australia-Asean special summit in Sydney, where thousands of people turned out on Saturday to protest against rights abuses. Myint Thu said Myanmar was ready to work with United Nations agencies on repatriations and that a proposal by the UNHCR and UNDP was being assessed by the office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi . Read More »

Anna Hazare taunts Kejriwal for apologising to former Punjab minister

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Delhi chief minister Kejriwal had on Thursday tendered an apology for levelling charges of involvement in drugs trade against former Punjab minister Majithia. Khaira said that he was getting numerous messages from volunteers following the apology by Kejriwal and said that he wanted to ensure that whatever decision is taken, it would be in the interest of Punjab. Read More »

Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

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He said he would "not confirm or deny" if the threats came from the president himself. Daniels is expected to elaborate on those alleged threats in a 60 Minutes interview scheduled for Sunday, March 25. One of the reasons she cited is that Trump, who went by the alias David Dennison in the nondisclosure pact, did not sign it. Avenatti noted how jaw-dropping it is that Cohen has a client - the president of the United States - who is using an alias to mask his identity in a case involving an ... Read More »

North Korean foreign minister in Sweden amid Trump-Kim speculation

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Sweden's non-alignment policy allows it to mediate between states with strained diplomatic relations. Sweden is now a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Kang held talks later on Friday with Sullivan, who is standing in after Trump fired Tillerson. The highest level U.S. SVT reported that the release of three Americans detained by North Korea ahead of a U.S. Read More »

Stress fracture rules England spinner Mason Crane out of New Zealand series

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This winter, Leach hit form again in the England Lions tour of the Caribbean. Ahead of the Test series against New Zealand, England received some bad news. Leach had an impressive county season last time where he bagged 51 wickets at an average of 25 .78 in the 14 games. He is considered unlikely to make his debut in the first Test in Auckland starting on Thursday. Read More »