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Putin and Erdogan launch Turkey's first nuclear reactor

Putin and Erdogan launch Turkey's first nuclear reactor The $20 billion facility, called the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), will be located in the southern province of Mersin. Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said that in addition to efficient energy, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is a milestone for Turkey in energy and technology, as its nuclear capacity in areas from industry to agriculture, satellite communication to health is concerned. [Full Article...]

Govt not diluting the SC/ST Act: Rajnath

Govt not diluting the SC/ST Act: Rajnath The Supreme Court , which was hearing the Centre's review petition challenging the order, said its ruling will neither obstruct authorities from compensating complainants in cases filed under the SC/ST Act nor stop the police from lodging first information reports . [Full Article...]

Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Myanmar Minister to Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh The navy chief said that all of the boat's passengers were safe but exhausted and hungry, and were given food and water. The group of boat people was found before dawn in an area between Koh Ha and Koh Lanta in Krabi province, local officials said, adding that 19 children were onboard. [Full Article...]

Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games'

Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games' He said governments have been "severely misled by British colleagues", adding that Russian Federation did not have "anything to do with" the poisoning of the former spy. "OK, you expel diplomats, we expel diplomats, you further expel, what's the next step, the breach of the diplomatic relations". The United Kingdom was requested to reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia so that it wou... [Full Article...]

First Person Sentenced In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Alex Castellanos said during a panel on ABC's This Week on Sunday that it was likely Mueller would dig up something on Trump during his investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Mueller indicted van der Zwaan for making false statements of FBI investigators. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, court documents say, that individual - identified as "Person A" - "ha... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un watches South Korean K-pop singers perform in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un watches South Korean K-pop singers perform in Pyongyang During the games, a North Korean art troupe performed in South Korea, and Moon and his wife watched it with visiting senior North Korean officials including Kim Yo-jong, who became the first member of the North's ruling Kim family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. [Full Article...]

Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service

Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service At Gare du Nord, Paris's busiest station, platforms were so crowded that some commuters tumbled onto tracks; other stations were plunged into darkness, the lights and ticket machines switched off. Unions say half of SNCF workers are striking, including 77 percent of train drivers. "The question is whether people will support a strike movement that will block the country for weeks", political ana... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu backtracks, suspending African migrants deal he praised hours earlier

Netanyahu backtracks, suspending African migrants deal he praised hours earlier The deal was opposed by right-wingers and residents of south Tel Aviv, as it would give thousands of migrants the right to stay in the country, and two of the Western countries named - Italy and Germany - said they did not know of any such agreement. [Full Article...]

Airstrike kills 25 in Afghanistan

Airstrike kills 25 in Afghanistan Human Rights team on ground establishing facts. The number of civilian casualties from airstrikes by both forces has also increased, according to the annual civilian casualties report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in 2017. [Full Article...]

Memo Reveals Scope of Mueller's Investigation Against Trump's ex-Campaign manager Manafort

Memo Reveals Scope of Mueller's Investigation Against Trump's ex-Campaign manager Manafort Rosenstein is overseeing the investigation because attorney-general Jeff Sessions recused himself from the case. The August memo was disclosed in a court filing by Mueller's team of prosecutors in response to Manafort's lawyers, who asked a judge to dismiss the charges against him. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation expels Montenegrin diplomat amid ex-spy row

Russian Federation expels Montenegrin diplomat amid ex-spy row Lt. General Evgeny Buzhinsky said that the diplomatic tensions risk becoming "worse than the cold war" - and claimed that the West is trying to overthrow Vladimir Putin's government. Mr Skripal remains seriously ill and unresponsive. The envoy was handed a note of protest over " unfounded demands from Montenegro to expel a Russian diplomat on the basis of the UK's unproved accusations " against ... [Full Article...]

Saudi's crown prince touts Israeli rights

Saudi's crown prince touts Israeli rights The crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Mohammad bin Salman has expressed that Israel has a "right" to a homeland, signalling a visible shift in the diplomatic policy of the oil-rich state. He then asked Persian linguists in the Saudi royal family to translate the verse accurately for the crown prince. "But the normal sort of problems". [Full Article...]

Arike Ogunbowale makes Shot of a Lifetime… Twice!

Arike Ogunbowale makes Shot of a Lifetime… Twice! The running back was in attendance in Columbus, Ohio, for the tournament's thrilling finish. She scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. So many years we've had a great semifinal game and the final was a disappointment. "The fans have been fantastic", women's basketball committee chair Rhonda Bennett said. While the Irish came out strong to start the third quarter, they were unable to mak... [Full Article...]

Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks

Parkland teens mock-and criticize-their new clear backpacks As well as armed officers and barricades, one of the exclusive rules is that every student must carry a clear backpack (provided to them, so kindly, " at no cost "). Regarding that last photo, students have been subtly protesting the backpacks by placing a price tag of $1.05 on them; a nod to Floridian Senator Marco Rubio receiving US$3.3million in campaign contributions from the NRA , equati... [Full Article...]

United States top court will not revive verdict against Palestinian Authority, PLO

United States top court will not revive verdict against Palestinian Authority, PLO The PLO and Palestinian Authority said that the lower court applied "settled" legal principles and that the Supreme Court shouldn't "inject itself into this highly charged foreign affairs debate". Democrats and Republicans in both houses of Congress also are calling on the court to take up the victims' case. Several administrations, including that of US President Donald Trump, anxious that suc... [Full Article...]

Caravan Of 1200 Migrants Will Soon Arrive At The US Border

Caravan Of 1200 Migrants Will Soon Arrive At The US Border He argued that the United States should pass tough immigration laws. Mexico routinely stops and deports Central Americans, sometimes in numbers that rival those of the United States. Trump set a deadline of March 5 as the end date for the DACA program, but a lower court ordered the administration to continue to accept renewal applications indefinitely. [Full Article...]

Bairstow keeps the faith in Christchurch as England strive to level series

Two thumping victories over the Caribbean islanders and another innings triumph over England in Auckland were followed by a gutsy draw on Tuesday which secured them a first series win over the English in almost two decades. They had the better of the first session on Monday, when captain Joe Root and Dawid Malan pushed their stand to 97 for the fourth wicket, extending England's lead to 291 wi... [Full Article...]

Dalit protests: Congress blames Centre for violence

Dalit protests: Congress blames Centre for violence The apex court had, on March 20, introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act while directing that there would be no automatic arrest on any complaint filed under the law. Indian policemen take cover behind a police vehicle as India's lower caste Dalits pelt stones on them during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while... [Full Article...]

PM Modi directs to withdraw guidelines to stop fake news

PM Modi directs to withdraw guidelines to stop fake news Malaysia on Monday approved a law against " fake news " that would allow for prison of up to six years for offenders, shrugging off critics who say it was aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a general election. "As stated in the explanatory statement of the Bill, this law is not meant to restrict the freedom of speech but to restrict the dissemination of fake news", she said. [Full Article...]

Homicide rate in London on the rise; knife crime to blame

Homicide rate in London on the rise; knife crime to blame Less than half an hour after the alarm was raised in Tottenham, police received reports of gunfire around three miles away in Walthamstow, east London. "Appreciate this is very distressing- I will share more information as and when have it from official sources as only want to share what is confirmed". [Full Article...]


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