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United States carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China United States carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China
- March 06, 2018

Monday's visit by the USS Carl Vinson brings more than 5,000 crewmembers to the central coastal city of Danang, the largest such US military presence in Vietnam since the Southeast Asian nation was unified under Communist leadership after the war ended in 1975. (more...)
10 day long Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka 10 day long Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka
- March 06, 2018

Some Buddhist nationalist has also protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of Muslim Rohingya asylum-seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has also been on the rise. Sudarshana Gunawardena, director general of the Government Information Department, said the "police curfew was imposed in the Kandy district until Tuesday morning". (more...)
Sfmg LLC Lowers Position in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) Sfmg LLC Lowers Position in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM)
- March 06, 2018

Cortland Advisers Llc who had been investing in Wells Fargo & Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $282.05 billion market cap company. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 9. The stock of Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) earned "Buy" rating by Societe Generale on Friday, February 24. (more...)
Irish PM rejects Theresa May's proposal of Canada-like border
- March 06, 2018

In Westminster yesterday she again reiterated her commitment to avoiding such a Border, but also said the United Kingdom could not accept the Border effectively moving to the Irish Sea. "I am clear what infrastructure at the border would mean, and I'm absolutely clear we are not going back there". Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was asked about Mrs May's remarks in Dublin at a joint press conference with Xavier Bettel, the prime minister of Luxembourg. (more...)
BJP usurping people's mandate, says Rahul BJP usurping people's mandate, says Rahul
- March 06, 2018

In the outgoing Tripura and Meghalaya assemblies it was unrepresented. When asked if Congress can turn the tables to create a Congress-led Government once again in Meghalaya, Sangma said that in a football match there were certain players who could create a turn around and Congress too had the wherewithal to create a turnaround in any given situation and whenever needed. (more...)
Conrad Sangma, Backed By BJP, Faces First Challenge Before Meghalaya Oath Conrad Sangma, Backed By BJP, Faces First Challenge Before Meghalaya Oath
- March 06, 2018

Before the Narendra Modi wave which swept the nation in May 2014, the BJP was ruling in only 7 states, whereas, the Congress was in power in 13. It has dislodged the CPM in Tripura and has created a space for itself in Nagaland , where the party would certainly remain a key player in the state government for this term. (more...)
A Wrinkle In Time A Wrinkle In Time
- March 06, 2018

To film " A Wrinkle in Time ", director Ava DuVernay put Winfrey in front of blue screen to turn her into a towering magical being. They'll be directed by Ava DuVernay , who was also behind the lens for critically acclaimed historical drama " Selma ". (more...)
Microsoft co-founder discovers sunken WWII aircraft carrier Microsoft co-founder discovers sunken WWII aircraft carrier
- March 06, 2018

Remarkably preserved aircraft on the seabed bearing the five-pointed star insignia of the U.S. Army Air Forces. "As the son of a survivor of the USS Lexington , I offer my congratulations to Paul Allen and the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel for locating the "Lady Lex", he said on Twitter . (more...)
Irish Water issues URGENT appeal to homeowners Irish Water issues URGENT appeal to homeowners
- March 06, 2018

There has been an increase of 10% water usage between Friday and Sunday. "Despite the huge effort that has been made, we will have significant numbers of people with water restrictions over the coming days and probably weeks". Irish Water has issued a Do Not Drink notice, but the water can be used for washing. The majority of the affected homes and business' are located in Wexford and Cork. (more...)
Trump trade war: May and China fire warning shots Trump trade war: May and China fire warning shots
- March 06, 2018

His attack on European automakers is mostly a direct threat at Germany, which exported US$23 billion (S$30 billion) in cars to the United States in 2016, according to data aggregated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The anti-Europe tweet followed a post in which Trump once again aired his trade grievances. Some US allies, like Australia, had hoped to be spared the tariffs. (more...)
EU Customs Union is not the same as the EU Single Market EU Customs Union is not the same as the EU Single Market
- March 06, 2018

Membership in a customs union prevents a country from negotiating its own bilateral trade deals with other nations. Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wishes for Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union this week after winning support from key ministers, although European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday (23 February) called the ideas floated so far "pure illusion", write Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge. (more...)
5 lost lives to nor'easter wind across Atlantic coast 5 lost lives to nor'easter wind across Atlantic coast
- March 06, 2018

A state of emergency was declared in Maryland, Virginia, and MA, and both MA and Pennsylvania activated the National Guard to assist after the storm passes. Its MiseryMap showed most of the misery centered on NY and New England. The high winds and rainfall made power failures a hard issue. Workers raced to turn the power back on after many states across the Northeast experienced massive power outages by Friday night. (more...)
Moderate quake shakes Oklahoma, felt in Kansas Moderate quake shakes Oklahoma, felt in Kansas
- March 06, 2018

The USGS is reporting the quake had 4.2 magnitude. The 4.2 magnitude quake was reported at 9:40 p.m. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. It struck about 5:15 Sunday afternoon. Before 2009, Oklahoma averaged one magnitude 3.0 quake a year. The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has spiked in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. (more...)
Iran says only way to end Syria war is to support govt Iran says only way to end Syria war is to support govt
- March 06, 2018

This one-day trip is also seen as evidence of the balancing act that France and other European nations find themselves in, following Donald Trump's promise to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal if major flaws aren't fixed. (more...)
House speaker urges Trump not to impose new tariffs : spokeswoman House speaker urges Trump not to impose new tariffs : spokeswoman
- March 06, 2018

But he added, "If they aren't going to make a fair NAFTA deal, we're just going to leave it this way". "Big trade imbalance!" Trump tweeted Saturday. The United States exports cotton to Turkey and wheat and dairy to Brazil, other major suppliers of steel. He has long argued that the U.S. is being taken advantage of by its trading partners, in particular the People's Republic of China. (more...)
Saudi prince pledges to help United Kingdom thwart terror Saudi prince pledges to help United Kingdom thwart terror
- March 06, 2018

He will travel to London and Washington after Cairo . The two countries, with Bahrain and UAE, severed ties with Qatar in June, 2017 over accusations of interference in their internal affairs. Saudi Arabia is known for its conventional and extremist Wahabi ideology. According to media reports, Saudi Arabia last month allowed women to apply to join their armed services, while the government's General Directorate of Passports opened 140 jobs for women in the air traffic control at the Saudi ... (more...)
Gujarat: 26 dead, several injured after truck falls into drain in Bhavnagar Gujarat: 26 dead, several injured after truck falls into drain in Bhavnagar
- March 06, 2018

The fire brigade rushed to the spot to carry out the rescue operation. The injured were rushed to the nearby Bharat Nagar Senior and Tindour Government Hospital for treatment. Initial investigations indicated the driver lost control causing the truck to swerve off the bridge and fall eight metres onto a dry riverbed in Gujarat state, police said. (more...)
Russian Federation accuses U.S. of trying to interfere in presidential election Russian Federation accuses U.S. of trying to interfere in presidential election
- March 06, 2018

Russian Federation will hold its once-in-six-years presidential election on March 18. Putin served as president from 2000-2008 before constitutional term limits forced him to step aside and allow Dmitry Medvedev to take on the role from 2008-2012, during which time Putin was prime minister. (more...)
Drone Finds Supercolony of 1.5M Penguins in Antarctica Drone Finds Supercolony of 1.5M Penguins in Antarctica
- March 06, 2018

A previously unknown "mega-colony" of Adelie penguins have been found on the islands, which sit on Antarctica's northern tip. Once those massive images are available, the team used neural network software to analyze them, pixel by pixel, searching for penguin nests autonomously. (more...)
Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down
- March 06, 2018

With the help of a JCB, the BJP supporters razed the statue to the ground as they shouted slogans of "Bharat Mata ki Jai" during their party's victory celebrations. The statue will now be removed and handed over to the municipality for storage. The statue's vandalism was part of large-scale violence reported from Tripura, as CPM offices in different parts of the state were defaced. (more...)
Far-Right Leader Thanks Facebook for Strong Election Results in Italy Far-Right Leader Thanks Facebook for Strong Election Results in Italy
- March 06, 2018

Italy's national election produced no outright victor on Sunday, according to exit polls that pointed to political gridlock for the euro zone's third-largest economy and showed voters backing anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers. (more...)
Best and worst states for women in 2018 Best and worst states for women in 2018
- March 06, 2018

Minnesota doesn't finish first in numerous individual categories that make up the total score; it is merely solidly above average - second in earnings, fifth in low uninsured rate, fourth in high school graduation, third in life expectancy, and fifth in low level of poverty. (more...)
China meeting lauds lifetime power for Xi China meeting lauds lifetime power for Xi
- March 06, 2018

China's rubber-stamp parliament kicked off its most significant meeting in a generation on Monday, preparing to offer Xi Jinping a lifetime mandate to mould the Asian giant into a global superpower. "I believe that's a decision for China to make about what's best for their country". Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country is developing a number of next-generation weapons technologies, including a cruise missile equipped with a nuclear-powered engine that would ... (more...)
'Russian Spy' critical after exposure to 'substance' in Salisbury 'Russian Spy' critical after exposure to 'substance' in Salisbury
- March 06, 2018

An eyewitness told the BBC she saw an older woman and a man sitting on a bench and that they " looked like they'd been taking something quite strong ". The woman, who has yet to be identified, is reportedly in her mid-thirties and is also undergoing medical treatment in the newly secured portion of the hospital. (more...)
YSR Congress MPs to resign if special status not given to AP YSR Congress MPs to resign if special status not given to AP
- March 06, 2018

When the bifurcation process was ongoing, the Union Cabinet of the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government chose to bestow Special Category Status to the successor state of Andhra Pradesh. Chowdary and State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, and BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in North Block. Rama Krishna said the Centre has been dragging on its feet on honouring the commitment of granting the special category status since 2014, when Andhra ... (more...)
Reynolds: modernize NAFTA, not withdraw Reynolds: modernize NAFTA, not withdraw
- March 06, 2018

The administration is proposing solutions to rein in US exports in hope to lessen the $500 billion trade deficit, which has risen to its highest level in nine years. "The impact that that would have on our state. would be devastating". "Our farmers are the first target", said Reynolds. "So again, it's about finding balance, and it's about eliminating the uncertainty that comments like that have-especially on agricultural states like Iowa". (more...)
A global trade war's costs, consequences
- March 06, 2018

President Trump signaled his willingness to wage a trade war by cranking up the volume Saturday on his attacks against European trading partners who threatened to retaliate over his plan to increase steel and aluminum tariffs. national security. "We urge the European Commission and EU Member States to implement without further delay actions to protect our industrial interests, in line with global trade rules". (more...)
China boosts defence spending to $175 bn, three times that of India's China boosts defence spending to $175 bn, three times that of India's
- March 06, 2018

State Council research office director Huang Shouhong, who was in charge of drafting the government work report, said part of the defence budget would be used to retrain and compensate the laid-off military personnel. China's military build-up has unnerved its neighbours, particularly because of its increasing assertiveness in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and over Taiwan, a self-ruled territory Beijing claims as its own. (more...)
Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after being exposed to 'unknown substance' Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after being exposed to 'unknown substance'
- March 06, 2018

A restaurant in Salisbury city centre has been shut down by police as they continue to investigate a major incident which left two people critically ill in hospital on Sunday evening. Both were in intensive care, it said. Freya Church, who saw the couple on the bench, told the BBC they "looked so out of it". Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Craig Holden said the incident is not being treated as a terrorism incident and urged people not to speculate. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue takes aim at Trump, Pence and Harvey Weinstein
- March 06, 2018

Here are the biggest 2018 Oscars snubs and surprises of the night. Christopher Nolan's war epic Dunkirk and Paul Thomas Anderson's dark romance Phantom Thread took a clutch of technical awards. Although he denied the accusations, enough Oscar voters apparently chose to ignore his name. The less said about this odd moving picture memento mori, the better. (more...)

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