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Trump says new NAFTA deal for US could avert tariffs Trump says new NAFTA deal for US could avert tariffs
- March 08, 2018

Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement, "We are extremely anxious about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not advance with this plan". In the call, Trudeau "forcefully defended" Canadian workers and industries, said the official, describing the conversation as constructive. Asia's trade-dependent economies such as Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam are considered most exposed to the fallout, while South Korea could be damaged should the Trump ... (more...)
North Korea Willing to Talk About Nuclear Weapons North Korea Willing to Talk About Nuclear Weapons
- March 08, 2018

The bilateral trade between India and North Korea declined to Dollars 133.43 million in 2016-17 from USD 198.78 million in the previous fiscal. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" The U.S. Four North Korean fugitives have also been charged with the murder. "We are not yet even able to verify that North Korea will actually come to the table", Yun said. (more...)
Trump Demands 0.26% Cut in China's Trade Deficit Trump Demands 0.26% Cut in China's Trade Deficit
- March 08, 2018

The difference between Chinese goods going to America and USA items going to that country rose to $375.2 billion in 2017, according to the Commerce Department. A relatively small shift in Chinese business patterns could deliver a devastating blow to one of America's most successful export trades. Sorghum production is also relatively limited , with between 1.3 and 3.7 million tonnes produced per annum. (more...)
Caroline Lucas Hits Out At Newspaper Ads Promoting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Caroline Lucas Hits Out At Newspaper Ads Promoting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince
- March 08, 2018

London has been vying with NY for the listing but an announcement is not imminent, according to a person familiar with plans for the visit . Opponents of the Saudi regime will stage protests to the visit outside May's London residence, arguing that Britain should not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia or rolling out the red carpet to the prince. (more...)
William 'not planning' to attend World Cup in Russian Federation William 'not planning' to attend World Cup in Russian Federation
- March 08, 2018

The Foreign Office has sought to play down the threat made by Boris Johnson that the United Kingdom might boycott this summer's football World Cup in Russian Federation in response to allegations the Kremlin poisoned a former KGB spy and his daughter on British soil . (more...)
Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.25% Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 1.25%
- March 08, 2018

However, trade policy developments are an important and growing source of uncertainty for the global and Canadian outlooks. The loonie later gained back much of the day's losses amid word from the White House that Canada and Mexico may get exemptions from pending US tariffs on steel and aluminum. (more...)
Terminal illness led to Australia's first same-sex marriage Terminal illness led to Australia's first same-sex marriage
- March 08, 2018

The marriage solemnised in the garden of their home, a week after the nation became the 26th country that allows same-sex marriage. Grant's family allowed parliament to announce her passing this week and detail how many officials helped the couple to be married for as long as possible by waiving the 30-day waiting period because of her illness. (more...)
OJ Simpson Watch His 'Confession' To Murdering Nicole OJ Simpson Watch His 'Confession' To Murdering Nicole
- March 07, 2018

As we previously reported , FOX is set to air a TV special called If I Did It on Sunday at 8 PM featuring an interview with O.J. Simpson. Simpson: "The Lost Confession", after multiple Fox affiliates and the Brown and Goldman families raised objections. (more...)
Upbeat Stocks in Focus: Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN)
- March 07, 2018

FBR Capital initiated Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) rating on Monday, February 5. The stock traded with the average Volume of 6.4 Million at the end of last session. Moreover, Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.08% invested in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) for 836,751 shares. 74 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. (more...)
Saudi crown prince winds up trip to Egypt with mosque visit Saudi crown prince winds up trip to Egypt with mosque visit
- March 07, 2018

The NEOM project, which involves the creation of a huge transnational city and economic zone, covers 26,500 square kilometres in Saudi Arabia , Jordan and Egypt. McDonald asked the Prime Minister if she would find time to raise with the Crown Prince the case of Raif Badawi . A spokesman for the Labour leader said he was referring to the presence of British personnel advising the Saudi air force on targeting Houthi rebels. (more...)
Activists demand Indonesia zoo's closure after video shows orangutan smoking Activists demand Indonesia zoo's closure after video shows orangutan smoking
- March 07, 2018

Activist Marison Guciano said the video shot Sunday at Bandung Zoo is more evidence of a lack of supervision and education at the zoo. The clip shows Ozon the orangutan picking up a cigarette butt that was flicked into its zoo enclosure by a visitor and then puffing away on it like a pro. (more...)
EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a decade EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a decade
- March 07, 2018

Geek Squad would let the Federal Bureau of Investigation know if they found what they believed to be child pornography on a device and the Federal Bureau of Investigation would go to the Geek Squad facility to assess the materials and determine if they were illegal, the documents reportedly show. (more...)
Democracy demonetised in Meghalaya, says Rahul Gandhi Democracy demonetised in Meghalaya, says Rahul Gandhi
- March 07, 2018

Conrad, who is married to Mehtab Agitok Sangma, is a BBA (Entrepreneurial Management), MBA (Finance). The oath was administered by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad . The Congress chief alleged that the BJP is "obsessed" with "grabbing" power and has shown "utter disregard" to the mandate of people in Meghalaya. Let's have a look at some interesting and lesser known facts about the 40-year-old Meghalaya CM, Conrad Sangma, who is said to be spearheading the return of regional parties. (more...)
Cruz, O'Rourke respond to name-mocking ad Cruz, O'Rourke respond to name-mocking ad
- March 07, 2018

At press time, O'Rourke, who waited on the results of the primary at a watch party in El Paso , had garnered 61 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary while Cruz had 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. "Does the guy who spent the last 13 months traveling to 230 counties in Texas, holding town halls and listening to people know more about what the people of Texas think?" "Congressman O'Rourke is a left-wing liberal Democrat". (more...)
Police uncover 'concerning' information related to Bruce McArthur, triggering internal probe Police uncover 'concerning' information related to Bruce McArthur, triggering internal probe
- March 07, 2018

Toronto police have come under intense scrutiny over how the case was handled. Mayor John Tory is calling for an external independent review of how missing persons cases are handled in Toronto . The Toronto Star reports McArthur was brought in for questioning in 2014, while the Globe and Mail says that happened in 2013. Tory says the results of the review should be made public as soon as possible and not wait for the McArthur investigation to run its course. (more...)
Eleven arrests made in Munster child abuse investigation Eleven arrests made in Munster child abuse investigation
- March 07, 2018

Gardai are also expected to arrest suspects based in other parts of the country in the coming days. The family members involved are suspected of letting strangers rape and sexually abuse the children in exchange for cash. They can be questioned for a total of 24 hours. Eleven members of the same family have been detained after a major gardai investigation into a paedophile ring in Southern Ireland. (more...)
Britain First leader and deputy leader guilty of hate crimes Britain First leader and deputy leader guilty of hate crimes
- March 07, 2018

Former Swanley councillor Paul Golding , 36, and Jayda Fransen , 31, both from Penge, were charged with religiously-aggravated harassment. Britain First leader Paul Golding (front right), and deputy leader Jayda Fransen, at Folkestone Magistrates' Court. (more...)
Government 'bowing and scraping' to Saudi crown prince, says Labour Government 'bowing and scraping' to Saudi crown prince, says Labour
- March 07, 2018

The three-day visit will include a second Royal audience - dinner with the Prince Charles and Prince William - a briefing with national security officials, and a prestigious visit to the prime minister's country residence. The advertisement appeared next to an article by Labour MP Emily Thornberry criticising the government for "rolling out the red carpet" for the ruler. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince Greeted in Britain with Pomp, Protests
- March 07, 2018

The wide-ranging interview is the crown prince's first for American television, and it is rare for a member of the ruling royal family to sit down for such a conversation. "We are all concerned about the humanitarian situation in Yemen", she said, highlighting the plight of women and children. Turkey has also worked with Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival in the Middle East, to try to reduce fighting in northern Syria in recent months, and Iranian and Turkish military chiefs exchanged visits ... (more...)
Hammond says free trade agreement must include financial services
- March 07, 2018

The EU's tough stance is partly inspired by fears that if Britain gets a bespoke deal it could inspire the 27 remaining member states to leave the EU and demand special treatment themselves. In the meantime, he said Britain expects to reach a formal agreement with Brussels later this month over a transition period of two years - which would take the country's final exit from the European Union from the end of March 2019 to the end of December 2020. (more...)
Shikhar Dhawan says Sri Lanka's powerplay performance took game away from India Shikhar Dhawan says Sri Lanka's powerplay performance took game away from India
- March 07, 2018

Dhawan was the top-scorer for India as he blasted 90 off 49 balls studded with six boundaries and as many sixes. Towards the end, Dasun Shanaka (15 not out) and Thisara Perera (22 not out) played sensibly and helped their team clinch the issue. (more...)
'Acts of genocide' suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar 'Acts of genocide' suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar
- March 07, 2018

As Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi's authority is restricted by the military's influence over numerous country's institutions. In 1991 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for using non-violent means to try and move Myanmar to a democratic country from military rule. (more...)
Massive water main break affecting schools, homes & businesses in DeKalb County Massive water main break affecting schools, homes & businesses in DeKalb County
- March 07, 2018

Middle schools- 12:15 p.m. Decatur Schools are closed today. DECATUR, Ga. - Crews are working locate and isolate the source of a large water main break on Buford Highway which is causing low water pressure in the area. DeKalb County Police Headquarters in Tucker was without water service Wednesday morning, as well. "Customers should continue to boil their water until they are notified that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the ... (more...)
Dems double turnout in Texas from previous midterm Dems double turnout in Texas from previous midterm
- March 07, 2018

Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke. CNN has rated the race as Likely Republican. And almost a quarter of Democrats who cast early ballots in the top 15 counties in the state were first-time voters, while about 11% of Republicans were new voters. (more...)
Another Lenin statue demolished in Tripura Another Lenin statue demolished in Tripura
- March 07, 2018

Karnataka assembly poll is the next state election and has assumed particular significance as it is the only big state left under the Congress rule and BJP president Amit Shah has been making all-out efforts to oust the Siddaramaiah government. (more...)
Primary election balloting takes place Tuesday across Arlington Primary election balloting takes place Tuesday across Arlington
- March 07, 2018

That's especially true of some Democrats who've skipped elections for years because they didn't think they could win in a red enclave like Texas. Although young Latino voters have not been reliable when it comes to turning out at the polls , Maria Teresa Kumar, co-founding president of Voto Latino , said she is seeing energy among younger Latinos. (more...)
PNB scam: SFIO calls top private bankers PNB scam: SFIO calls top private bankers
- March 07, 2018

Indian authorities including the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate have conducted extensive searches and questioned people in connection with the PNB fraud. A day after PNB's filings, Axis Bank informed the regulators that it is an active participant in the secondary market for transactions against LoUs and it "sold down" certain such dealings with PNB. (more...)
Man fleeing police run over by his own vehicle Man fleeing police run over by his own vehicle
- March 07, 2018

Dashboard video from the incident released Tuesday shows the 30-year-old man leave his auto on a residential street in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb. The video shows the driver at one point attempting to get out of his vehicle and run from officers on foot. Police say they caught him after a brief foot chase , the Associated Press reported . (more...)
Ghana, Nigeria must fight corruption together - President Buhari Ghana, Nigeria must fight corruption together - President Buhari
- March 07, 2018

The 61st Independence Anniversary Parade, was reviewed by President Akufo-Addo accompanied by his two aide de camps; the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Obed Boamah Akwa, and the Inspector General of Police Mr David Asante-Appeatu. (more...)
Cape Town may avoid Day Zero this year - Maimane Cape Town may avoid Day Zero this year - Maimane
- March 07, 2018

Mmusi Maimane , leader of South Africa's main opposition party Democratic Alliance, said during a press conference Wednesday that the city's water consumption now fluctuates between 510 and 520 million liters per day, less than half of the amount Capetonians normally use. (more...)

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