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Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election
- March 06, 2018

But the process would take time as consultations could only start after parliament's newly-elected lawmakers meet for the first time on March 23 to elect speakers. "We're open to talk to all the political forces", 31-year-old Luigi Di Maio said in a statement. They once shared strong anti-euro views. Its flagship proposal in the election campaign was a minimum monthly income of up to 780 euros ($963) for the poor, helping it draw overwhelming support in the underdeveloped south. (more...)
Populists battle to govern Italy
- March 06, 2018

The maverick populist Five Star Movement (M5S) was the night's success story, sweeping Italy's south to become the single leading party in terms of votes. Berlusconi's Forza Italia captured only 14 per cent of the vote, compared to 18 per cent for coalition partner Salvini's League, which achieved virtual dominance in Italy's prosperous northern regions, where Berlusconi made much of his huge wealth. (more...)
Mark Smith leaving Illini basketball program Mark Smith leaving Illini basketball program
- March 06, 2018

Coach Underwood will find the pieces to develop for his system. Smith, named Mr. Basketball for the state of IL as a senior at Edwardsville High School, met with Illini athletics director Josh Whitman and will be granted his official release. (more...)
Caroline Mulroney meets with supporters in Bracebridge Caroline Mulroney meets with supporters in Bracebridge
- March 06, 2018

The daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, says one of her key Northern promises is to double the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Fellow candidate Doug Ford went as far as to call on the return of paper voting. "I am listening", Mulroney said. "I know how important the Gordie Howe International Bridge will be to the prosperity of this town". Her fourth priority is a commitment to seniors. (more...)
There will be no exemptions to US steel tariff There will be no exemptions to US steel tariff
- March 06, 2018

On global markets, shares slipped for the fifth straight day on Monday and emerging markets weakened sharply, hit by the prospect of a global trade war and political instability in Europe after Italy's inconclusive weekend election. Trump says the tariffs are needed to protect domestic industries against unfair competition from China and elsewhere. The Trump administration has justified imposing tariffs on grounds that imports of steel and aluminum represent a threat to USA national ... (more...)
Parker Curry: 2-year-old girl mesmerized by Michelle Obama portrait Parker Curry: 2-year-old girl mesmerized by Michelle Obama portrait
- March 06, 2018

The Washington Post later identified that little girl as Parker Curry , a 2-year old from Washington D.C. and a fan of Obama, thanks to the former first lady's appearances (and impromptu dancing) on The Ellen Degeneres Show . " Ben Hines , who was on the side, could see that she was just awestruck". "As a female and as a girl of color, It's really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing wonderful things and are making history so that she knows she can do it". (more...)
Drama in red and neutrals on Oscars red carpet Drama in red and neutrals on Oscars red carpet
- March 06, 2018

The Academy issued a statement saying they wanted to keep the focus "on films, not the cultural moment around them". Tiffany Haddish turned heads in a traditional outfit from Eritrea, where her father is from, as he told her before his death that one day she would be at the Oscars and she should honor her people. (more...)
Police close restaurant in Salisbury city centre Police close restaurant in Salisbury city centre
- March 06, 2018

Local police were alerted on Sunday afternoon after the pair was spotted unconscious on a park bench - the man exhibiting what witnesses described as "strange hand movements". Dmitry Peskov , Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, told reporters Moscow was prepared to help with the investigation into the incident. (more...)
Top US intel official says White House actively engaged on election security Top US intel official says White House actively engaged on election security
- March 06, 2018

US intelligence chief Dan Coats said Tuesday the USA government has yet to put in place any "coherent strategy" to thwart any Russian interference in the November congressional elections, even though it is "highly likely" that Moscow will engage in a campaign of disruption, just as it did in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Donald Trump Previews More White House Departures: 'No Chaos, Only Great Energy' Donald Trump Previews More White House Departures: 'No Chaos, Only Great Energy'
- March 06, 2018

President Trump is on the defensive after a particularly eventful week in the White House. The president's outburst followed a report by The Associated Press indicating that the first daughter and her husband's powers in the West Wing have been restricted as Trump himself wavers over whether they belong there. (more...)
Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Kandy after anti-Muslim riots
- March 06, 2018

In a tweet, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government condemned the "racist and violent acts" of the last few days. "The police and armed forces have been suitably empowered to deal with criminal elements in the society and urgently restore normalcy", he said. (more...)
Kim looks for closer ties with South Korea Kim looks for closer ties with South Korea
- March 06, 2018

While in Pyongyang, Chung and four other South Korean envoys held an unprecedented meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader. North Korea's state media even reported that the discussion included an agreement reached between the two sides , though exact details on what was agreed upon were not made public. (more...)
Based rap group Migos being sued for 'inciting riots' Based rap group Migos being sued for 'inciting riots'
- March 06, 2018

Migos , the rap group behind last year's No. 1 " Bad and Boujee ", was sued twice Monday for allegedly inciting a violent riot at a 2015 concert in Albany. Spin has reached out to Migos' team for comment. This caused the crowd to become agitated and created a hostile environment. They also refused to honor a meet-and-greet, despite the fact fans paid for it. (more...)
'Ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continuing in Myanmar, says UN 'Ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya continuing in Myanmar, says UN
- March 06, 2018

While the majority of those refugees fled Myanmar previous year, Rohingya are still streaming across the border by the hundreds every week. "The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues", Andrew Gilmour , the U.N.'s assistant secretary-general for human rights, said in a written statement Tuesday, basing his conclusion from Rohingyas who had recently arrived in overcrowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. (more...)
Fla. Senate passes bill to put restrictions on sale of rifles Fla. Senate passes bill to put restrictions on sale of rifles
- March 06, 2018

The measure in its entirety still must pass the Florida House. He said there's no reason why such a situation can not translate to school property, calling metal detectors and other security measures "the new normal". He brought this up during his meetings with Legislators today". The amendment also names the program for slain assistant football coach Aaron Feis, who has been hailed as a hero for shielding students during the school attack. (more...)
Planned Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Will Go Away if New NAFTA Deal Planned Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Will Go Away if New NAFTA Deal
- March 06, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan is very concerned about President Donald Trump's proposal to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. Citing political as well as economic impacts, McIntosh said that "tariffs will also harm the pro-growth effects of the tax cuts, stall the economy, incite a trade war , and help hand the (2018 congressional) election to the Democrats". (more...)
New Volvo XC40 named 2018 European Car of the Year New Volvo XC40 named 2018 European Car of the Year
- March 06, 2018

Volvo's XC40 won the the prestigious title of vehicle of the Year 2018, awarded at the Geneva motor show. Commenting on the award, Volvo Cars president and CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that winning it with the new XC40 is ideal timing. Already available to order throughout Europe, the new Volvo XC40 offers five 2-liter powertrain choices (three petrols and two diesels) with power outputs ranging between 150 and 250 hp. (more...)
Reddit just removed a 'few hundred' Russian propaganda accounts from its site Reddit just removed a 'few hundred' Russian propaganda accounts from its site
- March 06, 2018

In a statement on the social network, Huffman reveals "we don't want to tip our hand too much while we are investigating", before eventually revealing the site has been impacted by "indirect propaganda". The two popular social networks join Google , Twitter, and Facebook-services that were publicly embarrassed past year when they testified in front of Congress to explain how they would prevent further election meddling. (more...)
Donald Trump on Oscars: 'We don't have stars anymore - except your President' Donald Trump on Oscars: 'We don't have stars anymore - except your President'
- March 06, 2018

Donald Trump has ridiculed the Academy Awards , suggesting that the ceremony suffered its lowest-ever TV ratings because "we don't have stars anymore". Host Jimmy Kimmel, as promised , didn't joke about the Me Too or TIME'S UP movements. Taking the opportunity to criticise the politically charged event, President Trump tweeted: "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY". (more...)
Italian election: populist surge puts investors on edge
- March 06, 2018

CGTN's Kate Parkinson reports from Rome. Italians headed to the polls overnight NZT in a widely watched vote that will offer a measure of the power of the anti-establishment populists who have been campaigning against traditional parties across Europe. (more...)
Chanda Kocchar summoned in PNB fraud case Chanda Kocchar summoned in PNB fraud case
- March 06, 2018

Firestar Diamond International Private Ltd, which is named as one of the accused in the case, has sought a direction to the Ministry of Finance and the Directorate of Enforcement to supply it several documents, including a copy of the search warrants. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway accused of violating federal law in White House role Kellyanne Conway accused of violating federal law in White House role
- March 06, 2018

The OSC has found that Conway violated the act on two separate occasions, by going on television and openly supporting failed Alabama candidate Roy Moore . The White House quickly disputed the OSC finding. "He'll be a vote against tax cuts". Doug Jones , in the Alabama's Senate race. He's strong on raising your taxes. (more...)
Phil Mickelson breaks five-year drought Phil Mickelson breaks five-year drought
- March 06, 2018

Jamie Spence and Jamie Weir join host Josh Antmann to reflect on a superb first World Golf Championship of the year in Mexico, where Mickelson lifted silverware for the first time since his Open victory at Muirfield. "I was telling someone else the other day that the knowledge these kids have, they can become better than what I have done, what Arjun (Atwal) has done or what Anirban (Lahiri) has done". (more...)
Police launch investigation into sexual assault allegations against Gov. An Police launch investigation into sexual assault allegations against Gov. An
- March 06, 2018

She said she plans to file a legal complaint against Ahn with the prosecution on Tuesday. The alleged victim said she was raped by Ahn in Switzerland and Russian Federation, among other places, while they were on business trips together. He said he would step down from his post and stop all political activities. "I ask for forgiveness for my stupid action.it was all my fault", he said. (more...)
Nashville mayor pleads guilty to property theft after affair Nashville mayor pleads guilty to property theft after affair
- March 06, 2018

The investigation began after Barry admitted to the public on January 31 that she had an extramarital affair with her former head of security, Sgt. Robert Forrest. Nashville Public Radio reports that Barry has faced growing pressure since the revelation of her affair. Barry was the subject of multiple investigations and the charges mark a stunning turn of events for the mayor, elected in September 2015 and seen as a rising star nationally and at the city-level for Democrats. (more...)
Trump's Tariffs Plan Could Lead to Deep Global Recession - WTO Trump's Tariffs Plan Could Lead to Deep Global Recession - WTO
- March 06, 2018

Trump's pronouncement last week that he would impose the tariffs roiled markets and rankled allies. "They also have tariffs by the way, but they have trade barriers far worse than tariffs". Rather, they flow from the historic irrationality of an economic system that is not based on the "intelligent, organised cooperation of all of humanity's producers", but is completely subordinated to the never-ending struggle for markets and private profit. (more...)
Sound and Music launches International Women's Day programme Sound and Music launches International Women's Day programme
- March 06, 2018

After more women started speaking out against directors and actors who have sexually harassed them, campaigns like #Metoo and #TimesUp have come out to support these women and to end this behavior in the workplace. That's when the leader of the "women's office" for the Social Democratic Party, Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of celebrating the International Women's Day and the 100 delegates from 17 countries agreed to it. (more...)
Clippers sign jersey patch deal with dating app Bumble Clippers sign jersey patch deal with dating app Bumble
- March 06, 2018

The dating app Bumble banned guns in photos in response to the Parkland shooting. The app's user base has expanded to include a wide range of users, including gun control advocates as well as people who use firearms for recreation and hunting . (more...)
And now it is investigating how it happened And now it is investigating how it happened
- March 06, 2018

Matt Page, communications director, said the email was created 'in-house, ' and that he himself made the image advertising the spring event, which didn't include a picture of a topless woman. Utah bar "horrified" over email blast sent... The email was shared multiple times on social media where it spread like wildfire. "But I had to scroll through and delete a lot faster than I had initially anticipated". (more...)
Saudi calls for implementing UN Syria resolution Saudi calls for implementing UN Syria resolution
- March 06, 2018

Nearly 600 people are believed to have been killed and more than 2,000 injured since Syrian government forces launched an air and ground offensive on Eastern Ghouta on February 18, according to the United Nations. Regime ally Russian Federation last week announced a five-hour daily "humanitarian pause" in the region, during which it said it would guarantee safe passage to civilians wishing to flee the enclave. (more...)

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