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Kushner, top officials meet in Mexico amid tensions

Kushner, top officials meet in Mexico amid tensions There is a list of several other individuals with security clearance issues that are under consideration for possible termination or reassignment in the coming days, sources also tell ABC News . Beyond that, Mr. Kushner, who also met with Mexico's foreign minister, did not invite the American ambassador - Roberta S. Jacobson, a diplomat with more than 30 years of experience in the region - to joi... [Full Article...]

Reformer Mohammed bin Salman makes virtue of his youth

Reformer Mohammed bin Salman makes virtue of his youth Speaking at a press conference organised by campaign groups protesting against the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North, urged Parliament to commission an investigation similar to the investigation by special Counsel Robert Mueller into UAE meddling in American politics. [Full Article...]

Palestinian killed in clash with IDF in Hebron amid Jerusalem embassy protests

Palestinian killed in clash with IDF in Hebron amid Jerusalem embassy protests The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said he had disabilities, without further details. Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers are common after Friday Muslim prayers. The status of Jerusalem, Israel's largest city and Palestine's planned capital, should it achieve sovereignty, has always been a hurdle in the peace process. [Full Article...]

10 reasons behind the Pelicans' 10-game winning streak

10 reasons behind the Pelicans' 10-game winning streak Davis left the Pelicans' previous with a rib injury. X-rays on Davis' left ankle returned negative. Davis was forced to leave the court in the third quarter after landing awkwardly on his ankle, leaving Nikola Mirotic (26 points) and Jrue Holiday (23 points, eight assists) to lead the charge. [Full Article...]

Spring Your Clocks Forward this Weekend for Daylight Saving Time

Spring Your Clocks Forward this Weekend for Daylight Saving Time Some believe that Benjamin Franklin was the first person to suggest it, but regardless, it wasn't implemented until 1916. In the U.S., DST was repealed in 1919 and not reestablished until World War II. And a study that same year from the University of California-Santa Barbara found it might even increase energy consumption. But less sleep than that will take some getting use to. [Full Article...]

White House says Trump must see 'concrete steps'

White House says Trump must see 'concrete steps' Chung said Kim had offered to put Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program on the table. And a senior Administration official said it would happen in "a couple of months" but the "exact timing and place is still to be determined". Today's state-controlled evening news in the North led with an item on greetings being exchanged between the North and officials in Syria and Venezuela, before cutting ... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump tried to celebrate International Women's Day and it backfired

Ivanka Trump tried to celebrate International Women's Day and it backfired The significance of worldwide women's day has overtime gained increased visibility and has become a global custom today . Our campaign began after Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule in January 2017, and we have spent the previous year advocating for the Global HER (Health, Empowerment, and Rights) Act. [Full Article...]

Canada issues travel alert over security concern in Mexico

Canada issues travel alert over security concern in Mexico Mexican officials on Thursday however, insisted Playa Del Carmen was safe, noting President Enrique Pena Nieto is scheduled to attend an ocean conservation conference there later in the day. After that, the U.S. Embassy barred employees from taking ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island, one of the world's busiest cruise ship ports of call. [Full Article...]

Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith as police issue warrant for linebacker's arrest

Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith as police issue warrant for linebacker's arrest He is scheduled for arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday. But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San Francisco police said authorities were searching for Smith in connection with a domestic violence allegation. [Full Article...]

France to set age of sexual consent after rape outcry

France to set age of sexual consent after rape outcry In the other case, charges against a 28-year-old man, also accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, were downgraded to "sexual relations with a minor", according to the AFP report. "Below which it's always considered as a rape", she said in an interview. The reform follows two cases of rape, one in November last year, when a 30-year-old man was acquitted of rape of an 11-year-old girl after th... [Full Article...]

West Virginia teachers cheer pay hike deal to end walkout

West Virginia teachers cheer pay hike deal to end walkout Teachers cheered in the Senate gallery after the 34-0 approval. Teachers walked off the job February 22, balking at an initial bill signed by Gov. Jim Justice to bump up their pay 2 per cent in the first year as they also complained about rising health insurance costs. [Full Article...]

French FM Visits Iran to Talk Ballistic Missiles and Syria

French FM Visits Iran to Talk Ballistic Missiles and Syria The French foreign minister arrives in Tehran on Monday for high-level talks - but the Iranians say their missiles aren't Paris' business. "It is the Islamic Republic who would decide on the type of missile it can possess", Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vows to 'counteract' any Russia election meddling

Donald Trump vows to 'counteract' any Russia election meddling Trump , who has refrained from pointing a finger at Moscow, acknowledged that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election, but said it had no impact on the USA vote tally. Trump was responding to a question from a Swedish journalist about what her country could learn from the American experience in 2016. "We haven't been given credit for this but we've actually been working very h... [Full Article...]

Trump Hotels brand ousted from Panama property

Trump Hotels brand ousted from Panama property For more than a week, Trump's hotel business staved off efforts by Fintiklis and his allies to gain control of the property, with rival security teams skirmishing over physical control of key infrastructure including the administrative offices and the hotel's closed caption security system, which was housed in the condo association within the same building. [Full Article...]

Burkina Faso capital recovering from double extremist attacks

Burkina Faso capital recovering from double extremist attacks Speaking in Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France was targeted because it is "Burkina Faso's ally in its fight against terrorism". That attack was claimed by the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Murabitoun group, which was led by the one-eyed Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar. In the previous two attacks killed a total of 49 people, including citizens of Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Police search for teenager after two shot dead at Michigan university

Police search for teenager after two shot dead at Michigan university Saturday. Police declined to confirm news reports that said Davis had fatally shot his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break. The shooting at Central Michigan University today strikes close to home. Davis graduated from Plainfield Central High School in 2016 after attending Plainfield South High School for three years, according to Plainfield Community Consolidated Schoo... [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel set for challenges in her fourth term

Germany's Merkel set for challenges in her fourth term Sunday's SPD vote result brought relief to German businesses and European capitals, which believe the euro zone would benefit from Merkel being able to partner with France on President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans to reform the single currency bloc. [Full Article...]

UFC's Brian Ortega Says He'd Fight TMZ Host's Grandma for Big Money

UFC's Brian Ortega Says He'd Fight TMZ Host's Grandma for Big Money Almost a decade younger than his opponent, "T-City" still holds an undefeated record. Following a third win in eight months, the future is bright for Ortega. That means she's unlikely to be back in the octagon anytime soon. Edgar covered up and clinched. We have sparring parties where everyone beats each other up, but then we all eat my dad's cooking, and I hire a massage therapist, so everyone ... [Full Article...]

India's Ruling Party Emerges Stronger After Polls in Northeast

India's Ruling Party Emerges Stronger After Polls in Northeast In Meghalaya, the BJP played a pivotal role in stitching up a mega alliance and secure the support of 34 legislators to form the next government. However, that the rout of the Congress in three of these very assembly elections in 2003 did not prevent the formation of a Congress-led UPA government in 2004 testifies to the glorious uncertainties of Indian politics. [Full Article...]

USS Carl Vinson arrives in Vietnam in historic first since war

USS Carl Vinson arrives in Vietnam in historic first since war But continuing tensions in the South China Sea loom over the trip as Beijing continues to build artificial islands capable of hosting military installations - much to the chagrin of Vietnam and other claimants to the sea. The arrival of the aircraft carrier marks the biggest U.S. military presence in Vietnam since 1975. That the US has sent its "epitome of modern naval power" to the area deliver... [Full Article...]


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