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Harper Lee estate sues over Broadway version of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee estate sues over Broadway version of To Kill a Mockingbird Jonathan Zavin, who represents Paul Rudin's Rudinplay Inc., said Thursday the adaption is scheduled to go on stage in December in NY "to the best of my knowledge". In a statement sent to The Washington Post, a spokesperson for Rudin's company, Rudinplay, criticized Lee's estate for its past "litigious behavior" and its handling of Lee's work before and after her death . [Full Article...]

Justin Trudeau Condemns 'Despicable' Alleged Russian Attack In UK

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the press that his government would only respond after it receives an official request from London . The accusations and accompanying Russian sanctions were the most severe yet by the Trump administration in connection with hacking and other efforts to sow discord in America's democracy and compromise its infrastructure. [Full Article...]

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa Namibia reported the first case of listeriosis after a patient was admitted to hospital with the disease in the capital, Windhoek, this week. We have strongly advised ministers here to discourage citizens in their countries from disposing the products themselves, because there is a danger in that. [Full Article...]

German Chancellor Merkel: 'Islam belongs to Germany'

German Chancellor Merkel: 'Islam belongs to Germany' German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's words contradict those of former German president Christian Wulff who fuelled a debate over immigration in 2010 by saying Islam was part of Germany. The government estimates between 4.4 and 4.7 million Muslims are living in Germany. 'The Muslims who live with us obviously belong to Germany, but false consideration for others clearly does not mean we give... [Full Article...]

Australia's plan to save white SA farmers from 'horrific circumstances'

Australia's plan to save white SA farmers from 'horrific circumstances' The plight of South African farmers is also on Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's radar. Mokgatlhe however reiterated that "PAC welcomed the call by Australian government to collect the land criminals who are not willing to give land back to its rightful owners to go to Australia which has been declared a haven of racists". [Full Article...]

Telangana Budget focuses on agri, handloom, powerloom sectors

Telangana Budget focuses on agri, handloom, powerloom sectors The allocations for health, education infrastructure would be other priority areas. Total receipts (excluding borrowings) for 2018-19 are estimated to be Rs1,41,282 crore, an increase of 23% as compared to the revised estimates of 2017-18, said the analysis from PRS. [Full Article...]

Police investigate shooting threat targeting Northwest High School

Police investigate shooting threat targeting Northwest High School The girl was arrested Thursday morning, police said. Police say 911 dispatchers received multiple calls on Wednesday night about a post on Twitter. As a result, Northwest will have "additional security" but classes will go on as normal. [Full Article...]

Trump says wall will stop '99.5 percent' of illegal traffic

Trump says wall will stop '99.5 percent' of illegal traffic The trip Tuesday opened with a viewing of the eight options that his administration has selected for testing - and that might serve as his long-promised wall along the border of the USA and Mexico , if Congress decides to allot the funds to do so. [Full Article...]

Seoul to propose high-level talks with N.Korea

Seoul to propose high-level talks with N.Korea Kang said Seoul will continue to work closely with the U.S.to speed up denuclearization and establish permanent peace on the peninsula through successful summits between the two Koreas and between the USA and North Korea. "Abe told Moon that North Korea halting its nuclear and missile programs alone is not enough, but that it must take concrete action, such as allowing IAEA inspectors in", the o... [Full Article...]

Mugabe says he never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him

Mugabe says he never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him Mugabe who made the revelation in an interview broadcast on Thursday said Mnangagwa's move to oust him past year in a coup with his allies in the army in November was a stab in the back. "In the back of his mind (Mugabe) still sees himself as part of the problem and part of the solution", said Chitanga. The veteran politician, 94, was forced to resign four months ago after the military interve... [Full Article...]

USA blames Russian Federation for hacking power grids and other critical systems

USA blames Russian Federation for hacking power grids and other critical systems A USA security alert published on March 15 said that Russian government hackers are seeking to penetrate multiple sectors that US consumers depend on for day-to-day necessities. intelligence officials said in recent weeks the Kremlin believes it can launch hacking operations against the West with impunity. Russian hackers "in multiple instances" gained access to networks containing data outputte... [Full Article...]

African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted for corruption (state prosecutor)

African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted for corruption (state prosecutor) Zuma. Former President Jacob Zuma could soon finally have to face a raft of fraud, corruption and racketeering charges. Then deputy president, Zuma was linked to the arms deal through Schabir Shaikh, his former financial adviser who was jailed for corruption. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Election Interference and Cyberattacks

Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Election Interference and Cyberattacks The subpoena was delivered within the past few weeks , coming as Mueller appears to be widening his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Russian Federation denies it was responsible. The action came a day after Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats and announced other measures in response to the poisoning attack, but its allies announced no similar efforts. [Full Article...]

BJP loses all 3 LS seats in UP, Bihar bypolls

BJP loses all 3 LS seats in UP, Bihar bypolls BJD's Rita Sahu, the widow of Congress MLA Subal Sahu, defeated her nearest rival Ashok Panigrahi of BJP by a huge margin of 41, 933 votes. The bypoll results have, however, managed to widen the possibilities around the 2019 General Elections, and in the short term, the campaign programmes being built around U.P. [Full Article...]

Mike Pompeo Will Bring 'Very Reckless, Violent' Foreign Policy to State Department

Mike Pompeo Will Bring 'Very Reckless, Violent' Foreign Policy to State Department President Trump has endorsed Mike Pompeo to become the 70 Secretary of State if and when confirmed by the Senate. One source said Kelly had been trying to protect Tillerson as long as he could, but that Trump had grown tired of Tillerson's tendency to contradict the president on a variety of issues and had been telling friends he was about to dump him. [Full Article...]

Snow alerts as Siberian winds bring 'mini Beast from the East'

Snow alerts as Siberian winds bring 'mini Beast from the East' Temperatures will plummet to just below freezing during the daytime and snow showers will work their way inland from the North Sea. More snow could be on its way to parts of eastern England and Scotland but significantly less than was experienced during the " Beast from the East ". [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania representative's race hits home for Moulton

Pennsylvania representative's race hits home for Moulton The GOP is considering lodging a recount request, and county officials reported receiving a letter from a law firm requesting that they preserve their records, something the counties say they do anyway under state law. Their elected officials are supposed to work for them - that's their job . In this respect, Saccone resembled the Republican candidates in last year's Alabama Senate speci... [Full Article...]

Student, 16, stood alone outside high school in gun violence protest

Student, 16, stood alone outside high school in gun violence protest BET followed a similar line, while MTV also tweeted out a message of support for the student demonstrators. "Students participating in the walkout exited the front doors and wound around the side of the building into the gymnasium, where they sat together with staff as a sign of unity", Principal Max Berkowitz wrote in a letter to parents. [Full Article...]

March Madness 2018 Predictions: Expert Final Four Picks For College Basketball Tournament

March Madness 2018 Predictions: Expert Final Four Picks For College Basketball Tournament Bookmakers would lean to the latter, which indicates why Xavier is a near-unprecedented fourth choice to win the region as the No. 1 seed. Top-seeded Villanova starts the quest for a second NCAA Tournament championship in three years when it when takes on No. [Full Article...]

House Fails to Pass 'Right to Try' Bill Due to Democrat Obstruction

House Fails to Pass 'Right to Try' Bill Due to Democrat Obstruction The House has rejected a Republican bill easing how experimental drugs are provided to people with terminal illnesses. The bill defeated on Tuesday would have allowed patients access to medicines that had been determined by the FDA to be safe for people, but not yet approved to be effective. [Full Article...]


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