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Theresa May gives United Kingdom the "hard facts" of Brexit
- March 03, 2018

These are the free movement of goods, capital, services and - crucially - people, the latter point entailing open borders. The prime minister suggested that there would be hard days ahead, and inevitable points of disagreement. May did eventually outline some of the things she wants. In a blow to the highly-influential City of London , Prime Minister put an end to the possibility of Britain retaining its financial passporting arrangement with the European Union after it has left the bloc. (more...)
Will Brazil take on greater role in Israeli-Palestinian… Will Brazil take on greater role in Israeli-Palestinian…
- March 03, 2018

The money is not meant to "buy" Palestinian acceptance of the peace plan, they stressed. According to Wednesday's report, the United States plan requires the Palestinians to give up their demand for a "right of return" for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their former homes inside Israel. (more...)
U.S. makes Cuba staffing cuts permanent in wake of U.S. makes Cuba staffing cuts permanent in wake of "health attacks"
- March 03, 2018

In a communique published today, the State Department reported that starting on March 5, a new permanent personnel plan would come into force, through which the embassy would continue operating with the minimum number of workers that are necessary to perform the essential consular and diplomatic tasks. (more...)
Illinois falls to Iowa in first round of Big Ten tournament Illinois falls to Iowa in first round of Big Ten tournament
- March 03, 2018

Kenisha Bell, who also earned first-team all-Big Ten honors, said they were watching the Big Ten Network this week and didn't see their team mentioned in the women's hoops praise. The Scarlet Knights' opening round was Williams' third consecutive start after he started just one game out of the previous 20 he played. Kriener came off the bench to spark a 14-4 scoring run to finish the first half, giving the Hawkeyes the lead, but MI scored the first 11 points of the second half to regain ... (more...)
Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast Flood barriers and evacuations as storm pounds US Northeast
- March 03, 2018

By 1 p.m., most of the flood water had receded. The storm is undergoing bombogenesis, with the storm's central air pressure plummeting by more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. Officials said that high tide could come close to reaching a record level due to the combination of high winds, waves and storm surge . In Duxbury, south of Boston, officials urged people to evacuate as soon as possible, and the fire department was preparing to use a high water rescue vehicle for the first time to ... (more...)
James Gunn defends Chris Pratt after backlash over prayer tweet James Gunn defends Chris Pratt after backlash over prayer tweet
- March 03, 2018

In the 19-minute video, Smith uses his amusing and self-deprecating storytelling skills to share his near-death experience which happened after filming one of two stand-up shows for his upcoming special Kevin Smith Live! "I thought about my parents and how they raised me, and my brother and my sister, and my friends, and my wife and my kid, and this weird wonderful career that I've had for so long", he said. (more...)
Toys R Us launches nationwide closing down sales in wake of collapse Toys R Us launches nationwide closing down sales in wake of collapse
- March 03, 2018

All Toys R Us stores will remain open until further notice and products will be subject to clearance and special promotions. Experts have warned "all is not well" on Britain's high streets, after two household name stores announced thousands of potential job losses as they collapsed into administration on the same day. (more...)
China criticizes US trade report but silent on tariff hikes China criticizes US trade report but silent on tariff hikes
- March 03, 2018

Mr Warren on Friday said that whilst the United Kingdom government has to "resist any urge to mirror such protectionist moves" it is important to be "clear-eyed" and the country needs to equip itself with tools to "respond effectively and protect our interests when necessary". (more...)
Amtrak suspends Keystone, Northeast Corridor service due to Nor'Easter Amtrak suspends Keystone, Northeast Corridor service due to Nor'Easter
- March 03, 2018

The tweets did not specify at what time trains would be expected to resume service. Service between New York City and Boston was suspended earlier Friday because of flooding and downed trees in the area. Representatives for Amtrak's Northeast services did not immediately respond to a request for further information on the cancellations. Amtrak also announced that one track on the Washington-Maryland corridor was out service for repairs due to weather damage. (more...)
Restrictions On Semi-Automatic Rifle Purchases Moving Through Washington Legislature Restrictions On Semi-Automatic Rifle Purchases Moving Through Washington Legislature
- March 03, 2018

The bill came after 10 news organizations, including The Seattle Times and The Associated Press, a year ago filed a legal challenge to the Legislature's long-standing claim that it is exempt from the public records law. The letter from House Democrats said they had heard "loud and clear from our constituents that they are angry and frustrated with the process" by which lawmakers passed the bill. (more...)
Read, read, read! Local kids celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday Read, read, read! Local kids celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday
- March 03, 2018

To celebrate the legacy of Theodor Geisel and his cherished children's books, Books-A-Million invites Seuss-lovers for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at all 215 locations on Saturday, March 3! Pairing the Read Across America initiative with Dr. (more...)
Snow, high near 32 — TODAY'S FORECAST Snow, high near 32 — TODAY'S FORECAST
- March 03, 2018

Today, High Wind Warnings will stretch south to north, from Washington D.C.to Boston, encompassing the entire Interstate 95 urban corridor and large swaths of the Mid-Atlantic region as a nor'easter hammers the coast. Sunday will be cloudy and breezy with a chance of showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. Winds: NW 30-40+ miles per hour. Wind: SW 10-20 miles per hour. (more...)
Five policemen killed by Al Shabaab in Northeast Kenya Five policemen killed by Al Shabaab in Northeast Kenya
- March 03, 2018

Two weeks ago the Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) killed two KDF soldiers 10 kms from Thursday night's attack scene in what security sources said they later confused the RBPU officers with Al Shabaab. The dead included three administration police officers (AP) and a national police reservist (NPR) while the injured were two regular police officers and a National Police Reservist. (more...)
High Court Nullifies MP Babu Owino's Election High Court Nullifies MP Babu Owino's Election
- March 03, 2018

Delivering the verdict, he said there were malpractices and violence witnessed during the voting process. He also noted several polling stations had irregularities. Through lawyer Ham Lagat, Mr Mureithi said the forms were not legible, making it hard to determine whether the results in Forms 35A corresponded with those in Form 35B. (more...)
United States defend women's team pursuit crown at UCI Track World Championships United States defend women's team pursuit crown at UCI Track World Championships
- March 03, 2018

The American quartet of Jennifer Valente, Kelly Catlin, Chloé Dygert and Kimberly Geist had clocked the fastest times in yesterday's qualification and today's first round. It left the defending world champions as narrow favourites over Olympic gold medallists Britain in the final, with the U.S. settling their stall out early by making a blistering start. (more...)
World's last male northern white rhino 'gravely ill' World's last male northern white rhino 'gravely ill'
- March 03, 2018

The three surviving white northern rhinos , along with another male who has since died, arrived at the conservation site in Kenya from a Czech zoo in 2009. "Everything possible is being done to help him regain his health", Ol Pejeta said. We will keep you updated on all developments. The habitat of the northern white rhino included Congo , South Sudan and the Central African Republic - nations racked by war, political strife and lack of governance. (more...)
New York REIT (NYRT) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
- March 03, 2018

United Bank Inc who had been investing in Ford Motor for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.99B market cap company. The stock increased 0.66% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $55.31. (NYSE:NYRT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 16 by Evercore. The stock has "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Friday, December 1. (NYSE:NYRT)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 21.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 84.3 ... (more...)
India's Ambuja Cement, ACC shares fall after putting merger on hold India's Ambuja Cement, ACC shares fall after putting merger on hold
- March 03, 2018

However, the companies clarified that merger remains the ultimate objective. The board of companies had agreed to evaluate a potential ACC-Ambuja merger with a view to combine the strengths of both businesses in May 2017. "In the meantime, with intention to maximise synergies between the companies and to unlock value for the shareholders, the board has approved an arrangement with ACL for mutual purchase and sale of materials and services", ACC said. (more...)
College dropout refuses to leave dorm room, faces eviction lawsuit College dropout refuses to leave dorm room, faces eviction lawsuit
- March 03, 2018

The college is continuing the battle and has filed an eviction lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court. Lisa S Palmer, 32, enrolled in classes at Hunter College in NY to pursue a geography major in 2016 - but dropped out of classes shortly after moving into the dorms. (more...)
9 to 5 Reboot Coming and We're OK With That 9 to 5 Reboot Coming and We're OK With That
- March 03, 2018

With a collective age of 230, Dolly Parton , Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are all well past retirement. Parton, who has frequently expressed interest in a 9 To 5 sequel, went on to write the music and lyrics for 9 to 5: The Musical, which opened on Broadway in 2009 (with Megan Hilty playing the Doralee character). (more...)
Storm Emma puts paid to holidaymakers' plans at Bristol Airport Storm Emma puts paid to holidaymakers' plans at Bristol Airport
- March 02, 2018

More than 200 people will spend tonight in the terminal building at Cork Airport after they were stranded by a combination of cancelled flights and bad weather . The airport deployed a fleet of 4x4s to ensure essential staff could get to the site on the west of the city. " easyJet have cancelled all flights to and from Bristol Airport for the remainder of the day". (more...)
Thrilling footage shows bear engaged in fierce showdown with a tiger Thrilling footage shows bear engaged in fierce showdown with a tiger
- March 02, 2018

The visitors chose to film the incident and the video is going viral. This is the dramatic moment a furious tiger battles an angry bear. Get your popcorn ready, kids, because what you're about to see is supposedly one of the rarest fights of the natural world. (more...)
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls Obamacare Supporters 'Stupidest, Dumbass People' Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls Obamacare Supporters 'Stupidest, Dumbass People'
- March 02, 2018

Not a backbencher, even day one Lawmaker interest in NAFTA intensifies amid Trump moves MORE (R-Utah) on Friday apologized for calling supporters of ObamaCare "the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met". When he got to the topic of Obamacare in general, Hatch had some choice words. Orrin Hatch has ever met, he said Thursday at a conservative think tank lecture, CNN reported . (more...)
Tripura Poll Result Will Impact National Politics, CPM: Party leader Tripura Poll Result Will Impact National Politics, CPM: Party leader
- March 02, 2018

The exit polls in the north-east states have revealed that it is going to be an interesting fight in Nagaland . While there 68 per cent voter turnout in Nagaland , Tripura saw 90.58 per cent voter turnout. Tripura went to the polls on February 18. All the three states have a 60-member Assembly, but polling was held for 59 seats in each state. Electronic Voting machines were used in the elections and the results were declared on 28 February. (more...)
DoJ to Investigate Charges in US Congress' Memos on FISA Surveillance DoJ to Investigate Charges in US Congress' Memos on FISA Surveillance
- March 02, 2018

The rebuttal, written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee , concluded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the DOJ "did not abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign ". (more...)
INEC Release Elections Timetable For Next 35 Years, From 2019 INEC Release Elections Timetable For Next 35 Years, From 2019
- March 02, 2018

In 2047, it is February 15 and March 2; in 2051, it is February 18 and March 1; in 2055, it is February 20 and March 6 ". Also, the electoral commission has disclosed that it is on the verge of registering another 42 political parties. Last year, INEC declared the second registration done by Bello at the government house, Lokoja, on May 23, as illegal and a violation of the electoral act. (more...)
Huckabee Caves To Country Music Association Critics Huckabee Caves To Country Music Association Critics
- March 02, 2018

Sandbox Entertainment represents popular artists in country music including Faith Hill (middle). He argued Huckabee's views on LGBTQ rights were "hateful" and threatened to withhold financial support from the organization. He added: "I personally shepherded through legislation that mandated both music AND arts programs for EVERY student in grades 1-12 and taught by fully certified teachers". (more...)
American Airlines to Offer Basic Economy on Europe Flights American Airlines to Offer Basic Economy on Europe Flights
- March 02, 2018

In general, most options and restrictions for transatlantic Basic Economy are similar to those for domestic Basic Economy or for short-haul global Basic Economy such as flights to Canada , although there are a few differences. This will likely lead to confusion for some passengers who might not realize this rule is limited to transatlantic flights and may assume that they may be allowed a full size carry on when traveling on a Basic Economy ticket exclusively in the United States . (more...)
Indian government issues official statement rebuking Trudeau's Sikh terrorist conspiracy theory Indian government issues official statement rebuking Trudeau's Sikh terrorist conspiracy theory
- March 02, 2018

The government on Wednesday said it had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal, convicted for an attempt on life of then Punjab Minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu, at an event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner in Mumbai and any suggestion to the contrary is "unacceptable and baseless". (more...)
Gov. Rick Scott says he does not want to arm Florida's teachers Gov. Rick Scott says he does not want to arm Florida's teachers
- March 02, 2018

Hogg, a 17-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been one of the most prominent student advocates for gun control legislation after a gunman killed 17 people at the school less than two weeks ago. Saturday Stoneman senior David Hogg‏ tweeted , "Let's make a deal DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed". Gov. (more...)

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