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Egypt threatens non-voters with financial penalties

Egypt threatens non-voters with financial penalties There were some 60 million people in Egypt who were registered to vote on March 26, 27, and 28. "The people have chosen their president", the front page of state-run daily al-Gomhouria said. Voters trickled into polling stations, even as authorities encouraged them to show up in high numbers. The official results are not going to be made public until next April 2, according to forecasts of... [Full Article...]

Trump hails revised Korea trade deal

Trump hails revised Korea trade deal It's unclear when the final agreement could be reached. USA exports to Korea declined 7.8 percent ($3.7 billion) and imports from Korea increasing 13.1 percent ($8.1 billion) by the end of KORUS' fifth year. South Korea's trade ministry announced changes to the trade pact on Monday during a briefing in Seoul, calling the discussions "heated" but ultimately successful in eliminating "two uncert... [Full Article...]

Disney actress Caroline Sunshine joins the White House press team

Disney actress Caroline Sunshine joins the White House press team Sunshine is something of a Young Republican stalwart , with a White House spokesperson bragging to CNN that she's interned for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), as well as for the College Republican National Committee and the California Republican Party. [Full Article...]

Much warmer today, with rain Thursday

Much warmer today, with rain Thursday Heavier rain will move in Thursday . Another round of light showers, this time exclusively rain, will develop on Wednesday afternoon. Friday and Saturday look great as we clear out, and stay spring like with our temperatures. EASTER SUNDAY: We're going to keep forecast highs in the 70s but a cold front may sag into the region during the day. Highs Thursday rise into the lower 60s th... [Full Article...]

Catalan independence: Wanted ex-minister Clara Ponsati posts bail in Scotland

Catalan independence: Wanted ex-minister Clara Ponsati posts bail in Scotland A Spanish judge last week issued worldwide and European arrest warrants for Ponsati and other separatist leaders, including former regional president Carles Puigdemont . It is expected police will place her under arrest and formally serve the European Arrest Warrant on her. "She does not believe that the Spanish courts can guarantee independence, human rights or justice". [Full Article...]

Wednesday is your week's best… cooler heading into the Easter weekend

Rain is likely for the lower half of the North Island on Saturday night . Thunderstorms will move into South Arkansas from the northwest later Tuesday , bringing heavy rainfall and the potential for a few storms to produce large hail and damaging winds. [Full Article...]

Missing actress Adea Shabani believed to be found dead

Missing actress Adea Shabani believed to be found dead According to detectives with the LAPD, investigators received information that led them to the shallow grave, where they discovered the human remains of a young woman, though they have not yet positively identified the remains as those of Shabani. [Full Article...]

Is Mexico still paying for Donald Trump's border wall?

Is Mexico still paying for Donald Trump's border wall? If Trump was to really pursue funding through the military budget, then he would need to get congressional approval, which isn't probable. The report said that House Speaker Paul Ryan had little reaction to the proposal and others in Congress cast doubt on the idea of the military paying for it, the Washington Post added. [Full Article...]

Iowa Family Vacationing in Mexico Died After Inhaling Toxic Gas, Authorities Say

Iowa Family Vacationing in Mexico Died After Inhaling Toxic Gas, Authorities Say Amy Marie Sharp, 38; and their children, Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12; and Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7; were found dead by authorities after conducting a welfare check Friday at in Tulum, Mexico, condominium where they were vacationing . The family had planned to meet up with some friends at a water park, Amy Sharp's cousin, Jana Weland, told ABC News . The Quintana Roo Attorney General's Office has... [Full Article...]

Children among 64 dead in Russia shopping center fire

Children among 64 dead in Russia shopping center fire The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo was extinguished early on Monday after burning for hours. At least 16 people were still missing, state news agency Tass reported, citing Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov . [Full Article...]

Historic Remington Arms Files For Bankruptcy

Historic Remington Arms Files For Bankruptcy Remington's headquarters are in Madison, North Carolina, and its seven factories across the country employ at least 2,700 people. Remington probably could have survived any of those challenges individually, but the combination of factors was too much for them. [Full Article...]

Showers, Storms and a Front in the Short-Term Forecast

Showers, Storms and a Front in the Short-Term Forecast Showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast this week ahead of an approaching front. Chance of rain around 50%. Wednesday night the rain will either mix with snow or will change completely to snow but any accumulation in the metro area Thursday morning should be very minor. [Full Article...]

Holocaust Survivor Stabbed 11 Times, Set on Fire in Paris Anti-Semitic Killing

Holocaust Survivor Stabbed 11 Times, Set on Fire in Paris Anti-Semitic Killing France's CRIF Jewish umbrella organization and the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA) called the attack "reminiscent" of the murder of 66-year-old Sarah Halimi, who was thrown off of the balcony of her Paris apartment last year in what was eventually deemed an anti-Semitic attack . [Full Article...]

Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu Over Corruption Case

Israeli Police Interrogate Netanyahu Over Corruption Case Two Netanyahu confidants were arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Israel's Bezeq telecom company in return for Bezeq's popular news site, Walla, allegedly providing favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his family. [Full Article...]

We Would Love To Expel Russian Diplomats

We Would Love To Expel Russian Diplomats At least 45 Russian diplomats have been expelled across Europe so far. The officials said that the closure of the consulate in Seattle was ordered because of its proximity to a USA naval base and a Boeing Co. Canada also said it would expel four, and Australia said it would expel two. Putin held back from an immediate response, a decision praised as "very smart" by Trump, who had campaigned ... [Full Article...]

Linda Brown, lead plaintiff in Brown v Board case, dies

Linda Brown, lead plaintiff in Brown v Board case, dies Board of Education , died Sunday in Topeka, Kan. Additional details were not immediately available. Her family did not issue any official statement about her death; however, the news of her demise was confirmed by the Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka. [Full Article...]

France honours 'hero' officer who took place of hostage

France honours 'hero' officer who took place of hostage It was at this point, he said, that Col Beltrame had volunteered to swap himself for her. 1 Through the phone call, police heard gunshots going off inside of the supermarket , and stormed the supermarket . The police were wearing athletic clothes with police insignia. The attacker's rampage began when he shot the occupant of a vehicle he stole and fired on a group of police joggers, wounding... [Full Article...]

Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna

Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna It comes after the U.S., 16 EU countries, other European states and Canada all expelled diplomats in response to the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the United Kingdom on March 4. " The operations command confirmed that the situation in Nineveh, Sinjar and the border areas was under the control of Iraqi security forces and there is no reason for troops to cross the Iraqi border in... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan qualifies for 2019 Cricket World Cup

Afghanistan qualifies for 2019 Cricket World Cup Afghan captain Asghar Stanikzai, who had his appendix removed just before the qualifiers, took his side to victory with an unbeaten 39 off 29 deliveries. After Zimbabwe's shock loss to United Arab Emirates 24 hours earlier, the equation was simple for these two sides - win, and a place at next year's finals in England and Wales would be secure. [Full Article...]

Put US tariff beast back in the cage: China to WTO

Put US tariff beast back in the cage: China to WTO Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as they pursue talks with Beijing . "The problem is talk isn't cheap with the Chinese side". Of concern for investors, U.S. Says Porter: "With the US dropping the gloves with China on trade, does it really want to spend precious time and resources grappling with its neighbours on a second front?" "There remains a huge amount of uncertainty over what happ... [Full Article...]


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