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Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois gives Real Madrid an ultimatum

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The Blues are also five points behind fourth place Tottenham, and the likelihood of missing out on Champions League football next season is high. Kante has enjoyed another impressive season despite Chelsea's woes in the Premier League, where they face a battle to finish in the top four. Read More »

Palestinian teen who slapped soldier jailed

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Lasky had earlier asked that the trial of Tamimi - who marked her 17th birthday in prison - be heard in public. Fadi Quran, coordinator of the Free Ahed Tamimi campaign, told Mondoweiss " Israel has made an vast effort to endanger her by putting her in the public spotlight for the past four months and by targeting her family for the last 10 years". Read More »

Low-key US-South Korea military drills ahead of North Korea summits

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Having China host the summit also seems untenable, Mr. Campbell said, because Beijing may be uneasy about supporting a Trump-Kim meeting before Mr. Kim has even had a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "There must be the guarantee from the U.S.: to this end, the North-U.S. relations should be normalized, and should be advanced to economic cooperation between the North and the U.S". Read More »

Rebel attack kills 38 in Damascus market

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The United Nations said at least 20,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta since the bombings began several weeks ago. Hospital Director Mohammed Haitham al-Husseini told Al-Ikhbariya TV that 35 others were wounded in the mortar attack, with six in intensive care. Read More »

European Union to greenlight Bayer-Monsanto takeover

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The European Commission has conditionally approved Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto , manufacturer of the controversial pesticide Roundup, earlier today (Wednesday, March 20). She said the deal would create the world's largest pesticides and seeds company and therefore needed a large number of remedies to be approved. "The Commission decision also allows them, together with BASF, to become data giants in agriculture-the "Facebooks of farming"-with all the pitfalls that entails". Read More »

Hahn strongly condemns use of teargas in Kosovo Assembly

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Ratifying the deal is a key condition for Kosovo to gain visa-free access to Europe's border-free Schengen zone, a perk already afforded to other countries in the region like Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia. The opposition party says the border deal will mean Kosovo loses 8,200 hectares (20,000 acres) of its territory. The allegation has been denied by global experts. Read More »

YouTuber behind Nazi dog video convicted of hate crime

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The original clip had been viewed more than three million times on YouTube. But she also said "he has never expressed any anti-Jewish or anti-Semitic views" and "he has never used these words other than in this video". "Honestly, I think he's really torn up about [the verdict]", a personal friend of Meechan's told The Daily Caller. The Office creator 56, tweeted: "A man has been convicted in a United Kingdom court of making a joke that was deemed " grossly offensive ". Read More »

Rauner claims victory in Republican primary

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Rauner , a former venture capitalist, took advantage of the 2014 GOP wave to pull off a surprising gubernatorial victory in a state otherwise dominated by Democrats. Biss , a Harvard-educated mathematician who gave up teaching to enter politics, set up a website to track what he says is a $171,000-a-day campaign by Pritzker . Read More »

European Union seeks Facebook data breach probe

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Trump's digital operation director Brad Parscale has said Cambridge Analytica was only used during the primaries and that the campaign relied on the Republican National Committee's data for the general election . At the time, Cambridge Analytica was headed by Steve Bannon , who was also Donald Trump's chief political adviser. It's shined a light on the amount of data Facebook holds on us, and the risks of giving apps access to your information. Read More »

Kim Kardashian West's late night treatments

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Though the 37-year-old normally gets her hair and makeup done during the early hours of the day, she says her true beauty routine doesn't start until when nearly everyone in her house is asleep. Some online critics claim Kim "copied" Kylie's product concept, as the young star just launched her own line of concealer kits in December 2017 under her brand, Kylie Cosmetics. Read More »

All applicants will get fair, equal opportunity in Rlys: Goyal

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After the Railway Minister's appeal earlier in the day, Railway traffic had resumed between Dadar and Matunga. Attempting to restore normalcy, the local police resorted to a mild lathi-charge to disperse the protestors. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the Legislative Assembly that the Indian Railways administration has initiated talks with students who protested in Mumbai today demanding permanent jobs. Read More »

After Goa Congress Chief Resignation, Raj Babbar Resigns As UP Congress Chief

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Goa Congress Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik on Tuesday also submitted his resignation to party chief saying his address at the plenary session inspired him to do so. "The Congress president said he wanted to revitalise the party and take the best advantage of young people and old people too", he said. But former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman said the speculation about the congress party should be avoided. Read More »

At least 29 killed in IS attack on Nauroz celebrations in Kabul

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Taliban and Islamic State militants have increasingly targeted the war-weary city in recent months as USA and Afghan forces ramp up air strikes and ground offensives against the groups. Some Western and Afghan security experts believe the Haqqani Network, a hard-line wing of the Taliban, has been behind some of the attacks in Kabul in recent months, including those claimed by IS. Read More »

Sasikala recounts how Jayalalithaa fainted and was rushed to the hospital

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According to Sasikala, she helped Jayalalithaa return to bed, where she fainted, The Hindu reported. On the way to the hospital, Jayalalithaa regained consciousness and asked where is she being taken . "I can go home soon'". Further, she said that she had made videos of Jayalalithaa with her permission. Jayalalithaa, who was admitted to Apollo Hospital on the night of 22 September, 2016, passed away on 5 December, 2016. Read More »

Wednesday update on snow total forecasts, timing for unsafe storm

We saw the initial "appetizer" round back on Tuesday which continued into Tuesday overnight . By the late afternoon and evening snow will mix in. It should be that wet, heavy snow thanks to temperatures right around freezing so it should weigh down trees and power lines down a bit. That southern batch will move across the Richmond area over the next few hours. Read More »

White House Staffers Reportedly Signed Nondisclosure Agreements

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One unnamed person who Marcus said signed a nondisclosure agreement told her the documents "were meant to be very similar to the ones that some of us signed during the campaign and during the transition". "White House lawyers who knowingly participated in a scheme to illegally coerce unrepresented non lawyer employees & deprive them of First Amendment and other rights could be subject to bar discipline for violating ethics rules-and maybe even lose their licenses", Eisen tweeted. Read More »

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was signatory to petition demanding separate religion for Lingayats

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Kumar further said the Registrar General India (RGI) - in its letter written on November 14, 2013 to the Maharashtra government and also to All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha - had said that Veerashiva-Lingayat is a sect of Hindu. The BJP, with the cloak of Hindutva, is considered an integral part of Hinduism. Journalist and author Aarthi Ramachandran, in a 2017 column for The Wire, writes on the possible pre election effects - " With the community having stayed firmly outside the Congress fold ... Read More »

K-pop stars to perform in North Korea in art troupe visit

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The all-girl singing quintet will be part of a troupe of South Korean pop stars who'll be performing in Pyongyang, the South Korean Unification Ministry announced Tuesday. The official added that a government task force was formed to support the Pyongyang performances. Seoul's culture ministry said that an art group is expected to be joined by various musicians for a concert that will be centered on South Korean pop music. Read More »

State ends UMBC's dream NCAA tourney run with 50-43 victory

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The Pack Line's chief weakness is an opposing club happening to get hot from behind the three-point arc, and that was exactly what happened to the Cavaliers at the worst possible time: UMBC shot a blistering 12-of-24 from three. Also a popular internet item Friday night were photos of retrievers, the dog breed never so popular with USA sports fans. After the game ended, players walked over to the side of the court and gave their fans an appreciative wave. Read More »

Abbas is tool for 'Deal of the Century,' says ex

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This is as the Palestinians see the disputed city as the capital of their future state and have refused to meet with Trump's envoys since. "This is a very grave incident in which the immunity and privileges granted to foreign missions in Israel was cynically exploited in order to smuggle dozens of weapons which could have been used in terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and members of the security forces", a senior Israel Security Agency official said . Read More »

BMW headquarters raided in diesel emission probe

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As for BMW, "evidence gathered in Munich and Austria must now be looked over, the investigation is only just getting started", the prosecutors said. Foreign media reported that the facility in Austria was BMW's engine plant in Steyr, where the company employs about 4,500 staff and assembles 6,000 engines per day. Read More »

650000 first-time asylum seekers registered in 2017

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The EU statistical office, Eurostat said the number of people applying for asylum in the European Union has declined by almost half in the past year compared with 2016. In the table for previous year, Italy was followed by France (91,100 applications), Greece (57,000), the United Kingdom (33,300) and Spain (30,400). First-time applications increased in Spain (by 96 percent), France (19 percent), Greece (14 percent), and Italy (4 percent). Read More »

Russian diplomats prepare to leave United Kingdom after spy poisoning

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The UK diplomats have until Saturday to leave Russian Federation. The crisis has resulted in tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions from London and Moscow. The statement echoes the words of European Union foreign ministers, who said on Monday that the bloc "takes extremely seriously the United Kingdom government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible". Read More »

Mark Carney: Crypto-assets not a risk to global financial stability

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Green said: "G20 representatives must use [the upcoming] summit to work towards an agreement to adopt common regulations for cryptocurrencies". The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the body that coordinates financial regulation for the G20, resisted calls from some members to regulate cryptocurrencies. Read More »

Obama Imposes Strict Media Ban on New Zealand Trip

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They could face jail terms of up to 20 years if extradited to the United States. Dotcom said he was disappointed because he believed there was compelling evidence of the link between Obama's administration, Hollywood and his extradition proceedings. Read More »

Border wall, Hudson River project hold up spending bill

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US congressional leaders worked to finalize a massive federal spending bill on Tuesday to finance the government through September and prevent a government shutdown before funding runs out late Friday, as an approaching winter storm threatened to snarl Washington. Read More »