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British people must face 'hard facts' about Brexit, Theresa May says

British people must face 'hard facts' about Brexit, Theresa May says The EU has previously dismissed the bespoke approach as "cherry-picking", but May pointed out that each of the bloc's existing trade deals with other countries was slightly different. "However I remain concerned that some of the constraints of leaving the Customs Union and the Single Market are still not fully recognised". The speech avoided major rows within the Conservative Party at home despi... [Full Article...]

Taliban calls for direct talks with US

Taliban calls for direct talks with US The offer , made at the start of an worldwide conference in Kabul involving 25 countries, as well as the EU, UN and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, amounts to... Apart from the eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan bordering Pakistan, Jawzjan is another spot in the war-ravaged country where the pro-Daesh militants are said to have significant presence. [Full Article...]

American men win first curling gold

American men win first curling gold Irked Swedes make for risky foes and they wasted no time bouncing back, skip Edin throwing a ideal hammer to put the Scandinavians back in front at 4-3. In this victory, the team showed the true American spirit as the men roared to a comeback win. Team USA came in fourth in overall medal count. "This win means extreme growth for the sport of curling in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Muslim's release sparks diplomatic row between Prague and Ankara

Muslim's release sparks diplomatic row between Prague and Ankara Miroslav Krutina, Muslim's lawyer, told Al Jazeera that they were satisfied with the ruling as the judge did not consider it necessary after hearing the arguments to retain the custody of Muslim during the judicial process. It does not apply to military operations against Islamic State , al Qaeda and groups associated with them or other groups designated as terrorist organisations by the Securi... [Full Article...]

Rain showers linger into Thursday, with drier weather by Friday

Rain showers linger into Thursday, with drier weather by Friday SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and pleasant. At this point, the most likely scenario is precipitation ends as rain or changes to snow briefly and snow doesn't stick. Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. As of right now, it looks as though rain will transition to snow on Monday , then a chance of snow showers will continue on Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Western Countries Condemn Iran's Activities in Yemen

Western Countries Condemn Iran's Activities in Yemen Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, an worldwide advisor to Iranian Parliament Speaker, says Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists have expanded their presence in southern Yemen, which is mostly controlled by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Britain had drafted a resolution in consultation with the United States and France that initially wanted to condemn Iran for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders and include a c... [Full Article...]

RIP Sridevi: Rajinikanth to Raveena Tandon, film fraternity mourns the legend's loss

RIP Sridevi: Rajinikanth to Raveena Tandon, film fraternity mourns the legend's loss She acted in 37 movies with me", he said. Her stardom was well deserved. I was astounded by her climb for which she worked hard. I sincerely wish celebrities in spite of their busy schedule also take care of their health'. I've lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. The Padma Shri awardee actress had also made a mark with her stellar performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malay... [Full Article...]

All living USA presidents expected to attend funeral of Billy Graham

All living USA presidents expected to attend funeral of Billy Graham Billy Graham will lie in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building Feb. 28 to March 1. Then, it will be returned to North Carolina for burial at the Billy Graham library alongside his wife. Bush. Or there was the time I spent sitting beside him on a golf cart after the last night of his crusade in Charlotte, his face still flush from the fervor. [Full Article...]

Budgam attack: Policeman succumbs at military hospital

Budgam attack: Policeman succumbs at military hospital Entire Township was razed to the ground but Mast Gul mysteriously escaped from the scene and cross the LoC into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The shrine is visited by thousands of people including Hindus and Sikhs throughout the year. The said police personnel succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura. However, there are no reports of any injury to anyone. Security sources told media that terrorists... [Full Article...]

Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations This level of alert means fatalities and damages are possible, and the temblor's impact is likely more localized. PNG oil and gas explorer Oil Search said in a statement it had shut production in the quake-affected area and there had been several aftershocks with magnitudes greater than five. [Full Article...]

Trump says chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute

Trump says chief of staff Kelly to settle Kushner security dispute Asked if he thought President Trump would ever sack his daughter, Mr Wolff said: "I think that there is a pretty good possibility at this point that Jared will be indicted". Trump also complained he'd inherited a "broken" background-check system in which it can take "months and months and months" for full security clearance to be granted, even for people without complicated financial holdings. [Full Article...]

Villagers flee Kashmir front line as India, Pakistan trade artillery fire

Villagers flee Kashmir front line as India, Pakistan trade artillery fire While addressing the media, Ahlawat said that the Pakistan Army is continuously carrying out ceasefire violations since February 19, but the army had swung into action and provided immediate relief to the villagers, including food, medicine, drinking water and provisioned sleeping bags. [Full Article...]

Mexico Postpones White House Visit After Testy Trump Phone Call

Mexico Postpones White House Visit After Testy Trump Phone Call Trump and Nieto chose to call off the planned visit in Washington , DC, after a phone conversation about the proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall and how it would be paid for - in one way or another - by Mexico. President Peña Nieto is facing a presidential election in July and was expected to visit the White House this month or in March. Administration officials other than Trump have a... [Full Article...]

Prince William and Kate Middleton Had a Rather Rebellious Week

Prince William and Kate Middleton Had a Rather Rebellious Week Twitter users made it clear that they were less than thrilled by Kate's choice to seemingly ignore #TimesUp. Kate slipped a heavy duty safety vest over her forest green bespoke Dolce & Gabbana coat, put on safety goggles and pulled her signature blowout into a ponytail so she could wear a hard hat as she surveyed the site. [Full Article...]

West Virginia Teachers Strike Threatened for Entire State

West Virginia Teachers Strike Threatened for Entire State Many Democrats are supporting teachers to strike. The legislation would put 20 percent of West Virginia's end-of-year budget surpluses into PEIA instead of the Rainy Day Fund. Lucinda Burns, a teacher at Point Harmony Elementary, told WSAZ earlier this month during a protest at the Capitol, "We need our students to have teachers who aren't anxious about a second job". [Full Article...]

16 arrested in Kerala tribal murder case

16 arrested in Kerala tribal murder case The post-mortem was conducted at the Thrissur Medical college. Madhu , who was said to be mentally unsound, was living in a cave in the forest for the past several months, his family said. CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to Madhu's kin. Attapadi is one of the most impoverished areas of the state that frequently hit headlines over malnutrition deaths of children. [Full Article...]

United States violates 'letter of nuclear deal' - Tehran

United States violates 'letter of nuclear deal' - Tehran Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi delivers remarks at Chatham House in London. JCPOA stands for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is the official name of the nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran and six world powers. In exchange for Iran imposing limits on their nuclear program and agreeing to external monitoring, the European Union, the United States, and the UN Security C... [Full Article...]

Two arrested in Kuwait frozen maid case

Two arrested in Kuwait frozen maid case Speaking to CNN Philippines, Villa had earlier said Assaf's mother claimed it was Hassoun who was hurting Demafelis. The official said that after leaving Kuwait , the couple had made a very brief stopover in Lebanon before traveling on to neighboring Syria. [Full Article...]

Tokyo Expresses Support to New US Sanctions Against North Korea - PM Adviser

Tokyo Expresses Support to New US Sanctions Against North Korea - PM Adviser The strategy includes sanctioning entities that the USA believes provide oil and other financial assistance to North Korea. The Treasury Secretary warned that the countries who do business with North Korea will not be able to do business with the US. [Full Article...]

Dropbox files for IPO, seeks $500M funding

Dropbox files for IPO, seeks $500M funding No date was revealed in the prospectus. The IPO, which would provide an exit more than a decade after Dropbox was founded, also could spur other large "unicorns" ranging from Uber Technologies Inc.to Pinterest Inc.to test the waters. The S-1 form Dropbox filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that the company lost $111 million on revenue of $1.1 billion previous year. [Full Article...]


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