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Baghdad ends air blockade on Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad ends air blockade on Iraqi Kurdistan In Iraq, airports in the country's Kurdish region will be opened to global flights after federal authority has been restored. Baghdad imposed the blockade in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted for independence in a non-binding referendum . [Full Article...]

PM Modi launches TB Free India Campaign

PM Modi launches TB Free India Campaign He said students and school children can play a key role in generating greater awareness in this regard. TB was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable while over 10 million people contract TB every year. [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2018

Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2018 Sonia will host a dinner for opposition parties to cobble together an anti-BJP alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The second half of the Budget session of Parliament has been a complete washout since it resumed on March 5 after the customary break. [Full Article...]

UP bypoll: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

UP bypoll: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur The SP also stitched an alliance with the Peace Party and NISHAD party. It was also alleged that the District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela walked into the counting centre and prevented the media from giving live updates. The independent jailed candidate, Ateeq Ahmad, has garnered 15,855 votes till now. The BJP is leading in the Bhabua assembly seat, while the RJD is leading in Jahanabad, both parti... [Full Article...]

ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs

ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs In 2002, when the US implemented steel tariffs, the result was a loss of 200,000 jobs, according to a 2003 report by Trade Partnership Worldwide. Victor Gao: I think the tariffs to be imposed by the USA on these exporters of steel and aluminum products to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Opposition Parties Come Together To Promote 'Friendship' At Sonia Gandhi's Dinner

Opposition Parties Come Together To Promote 'Friendship' At Sonia Gandhi's Dinner Raja. Besides Rahul Gandhi , former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad , Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and party leaders Ahmed Patel, and A.K. In the letter, opposition parties have pointed out that there was no discussion on tabling the Finance Bill during the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting and that t... [Full Article...]

Europe could work to keep nuclear deal alive without US

Europe could work to keep nuclear deal alive without US Elsewhere in his statement, Mr. Trump echoed the official United States policy: while maintaining Washington's stance on lifting parts of sanctions against Tehran, the U.S. Trump's January ultimatum set May 12 as the next key deadline, when he will have to decide whether to re-impose a slew of USA sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal. [Full Article...]

Trump Floats Having Space Force

Trump Floats Having Space Force The proposed Space Corps would have functioned like the Marine Corps does within the US Navy; it would have been responsible for overseeing all of the Air Force's operations in space. (The U.S. Air Force has an unmanned space plane, the X-37B , which has completed several clandestine missions.) Still, the voluntary agreement has managed to prevent war in space for the past 51 years. [Full Article...]

Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation

Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation Cohen did not explain why he made the payment or say whether Trump was aware of it. Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti, sent Cohen a letter offering to wire $130,000 by Friday to an account designated by the President. Clifford could be subjected to a $1 million penalty if she broke the nondisclosure agreement she signed. The White House also did not immediately respond to a request for c... [Full Article...]

Sanctuary cities putting money in hands of cartels, Trump administration says

Sanctuary cities putting money in hands of cartels, Trump administration says Schwab admitted to CNN that he was advised to "deflect to previous statements" in regards to information surrounding Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's decision to warn the community of an upcoming ICE raid . Personally I think her actions were misguided and not responsible. Schwab said he took issue with their characterization. About half of the people picked up had felonies or misdemeanors on the... [Full Article...]

Florida prosecutors to seek death penalty for accused Parkland shooter

Florida prosecutors to seek death penalty for accused Parkland shooter In a statement last month, though, he said the attack at Stoneman Douglas High "certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for". Those factors include the "heinous, atrocious and cruel" nature of the crime, and the "cold, calculated and premeditated" way it was carried out, as well as Cruz's prior criminal record. [Full Article...]

Video shows fatal courtroom shooting

Video shows fatal courtroom shooting A federal judge has released the four-year-old courtroom video of the intense moment a defendant is fatally shot as he attacks a witness in Salt Lake City. Angilau's family argued the use of deadly force was not permissible in this case and claimed that the deputy fired several shots into Angilau's back after he was already incapacitated. [Full Article...]

Fire kills 10 in Tamil Nadu, govt orders probe

Fire kills 10 in Tamil Nadu, govt orders probe Of those rescued, 18 were injured, Kandasamy said. IAF choppers, including an MI-17 from Sulur, were brought in for aerial survey and rescue. The blaze left faces of a few women trekkers disfigured, making identification a challenge for the health department, he added. [Full Article...]

Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy

Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy This groovy new project will be called Central Park , and it'll be Apple's intriguing first effort in the animation realm. Bouchard and Gad executive produce alongside Brillstein Entertainment Partners, with Smith serving as consulting producer. [Full Article...]

Israeli ministers advance bill in bid to prevent early polls

Israeli ministers advance bill in bid to prevent early polls Had Liberman pulled his Yisrael Beytenu party out of the coalition over the bill, leaving it with 61 seats out of 120, that would likely have spelled early elections, as Netanyahu has said repeatedly that he will not lead a government with such a razor-thin margin. [Full Article...]

School violence remembered as thousands of shoes placed before US Congress

School violence remembered as thousands of shoes placed before US Congress The organization also said that some celebrities donated shoes as well, including Chelsea Handler , Alyssa Milano , Bette Midler , and Susan Sarandon . Pairs of shoes are laid out on the lawn outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 13, 2018 . The Parkland shooting was the deadliest school shooting since 26 were killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT. [Full Article...]

Q2 2018 hiring intentions in Singapore: Sectors most likely to hire

Q2 2018 hiring intentions in Singapore: Sectors most likely to hire Meanwhile the Leisure and Hospitality sector has remained stable over previous quarters, but does not appear to be showing much momentum for expansion over the next three months. However, outlooks weaken in four sectors, including the electricity, gas and water sector with a decline of 12 percentage points, and the wholesale and retail trade sector, where employers report a decrease of six percent... [Full Article...]

Trump stresses desire for quick NAFTA deal in phone chat with Trudeau

Trump stresses desire for quick NAFTA deal in phone chat with Trudeau In the call with Trudeau, Trump "emphasised the importance of quickly concluding the ongoing Nafta negotiations", the White House said. His Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will be in Washington on Tuesday and Thursday to "advance Canada's efforts to keep trade open, fair and barrier-free, to benefit people on both sides of the border", her ministry said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Parliament: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings stalled again, protests continue

Parliament: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha proceedings stalled again, protests continue When the House met again at noon, the protests continued but the Speaker went ahead with the proceedings, including introduction of the two bills by Shukla. Earlier while papers were being laid, Naidu said ministers can lay papers on behalf of other ministers but they should seek prior permission from the chair. [Full Article...]

Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs

Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs Flake abandoned his re-election bid past year because, he said, he did not want to compromise his integrity to try to win over pro-Trump voters in Arizona's August 28 Republican primary. Sen. But on Friday, he will be in Manchester, N.H., to deliver remarks on "Country Over Party" at a "Politics and Eggs" event. According to Section 232 of a US trade law, the president can impose tariffs on im... [Full Article...]


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