• Tens of thousands march in favour of retaining Eighth Amendment
Tens of thousands march in favour of retaining Eighth Amendment

The amendment states both the life of the mother and the unborn fetus to be equal, as it bans abortion. In the event that the Eighth Amendment is repealed, Minister for Health Simon Harris said his department will propose free contraception to reduce crisis pregnancies, according to the Irish Times.

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  • Pakistan's FM Target of Ink Attack
Pakistan's FM Target of Ink Attack

Leaders of PML-N and PTI are blaming each other for ink throwing on Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Party workers soon got hold of the man and handed him over to police. "This hurt the sentiments of millions of Pakistanis including myself", he said. Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid had to resign last November when hundreds of Tehree...

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  • GUEST VIEWPOINT: Time to do the right thing on gun violence
GUEST VIEWPOINT: Time to do the right thing on gun violence

President Donald Trump had met with survivors and consoled relatives of those killed, and discussed paths forward with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House. What is the problem: firearms, the Second Amendment, gun owners, Republicans? LaPierre told BBC that, as usual, opportunists couldn't wait just one second to exploit tragedy...

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  • Europe Threatens Countermeasures If The US Goes Through With Tariffs
Europe Threatens Countermeasures If The US Goes Through With Tariffs

On Thursday Trump imposed the tariffs - 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium - despite repeated warnings from the European Union and other allies that this could trigger a full-scale trade war. Brazil, which after Canada is the biggest steel supplier to the USA market, said it wanted to join the list. Japan, the United States' top econ...

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  • Critics across partisan divide assail Florida's new gun law
Critics across partisan divide assail Florida's new gun law

Rick Scott (R) this week. "The NRA filed a lawsuit challenging Florida's newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by adults between the ages of 18-21". "If we want to prevent future atrocities, we must look for solutions that keep guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others, while protecting the rights of law...

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  • Mauritius President to resign over shopping allegations
Mauritius President to resign over shopping allegations

Pravind Jugnauth , the prime minister, told reporters Gurib-Fakim would resign after March 12, after the celebration of the country's 50th anniversary. "I do not owe anything to anybody", she said on Wednesday. If she does indeed step down, Gurib-Fakim will become the latest in a series of African leaders being forced out of office by their polit...

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  • How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs
How Donald Trump's tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs

So far, the Trump administration has loosely tied the exemptions to negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement and said a failure to renegotiate it could end the special treatment. concerns - "at least at this time" - is by continuing discussions. Ms Malmstrom told reporters the European Union was ready to complain to the World T...

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  • We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours — Trump to EU
We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours — Trump to EU

Talks were declared to be held in Brussels Saturday between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko, with concerns being raised over a trade war. "Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!" Previously, EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen sought to manage expectations of t...

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  • Cyclone Hola may not make NZ landfall
Cyclone Hola may not make NZ landfall

We saw this with Gita as it made landfall, bringing damaging winds to Taranaki but losing a lot of energy by the time it reached Wellington. This reclassification reflects that the structure of the low will change, with the most severe weather no longer concentrated about the low centre.

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  • Trump tariffs: European Union wants clarity on exemption
Trump tariffs: European Union wants clarity on exemption

Seko said he believed there was still time for Japan to secure an exemption. Lighthizer, a loyalist to Trump's "America First" mantra, made no official comment after the talks, but the three sides did agree on a series of next steps to address the oversupply worldwide of steel and other materials, mainly by China.

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  • Trump holds meeting on video game violence
Trump holds meeting on video game violence

March 8, 2018 US President Donald trump met with representatives of the gaming industry. Still, Bozell told the Post that he felt the president was "deeply disturbed by some of the things you see in these video games that are so darn violent, viciously violent, and clearly inappropriate for children, and I think he's bothered by that".

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  • Allies, rivals alike hit out at Trump trade tariffs
Allies, rivals alike hit out at Trump trade tariffs

Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker - all decried President Donald Trump's decision on Thursday to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum , saying it could spark a trade war and hurt Wisconsin's manufacturing and agricultural industries.

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  • China scraps two-term limit on presidential rule
China scraps two-term limit on presidential rule

Although Xi has overseen an unprecedented growth in the middle class of China, with only two dissenting votes this move signals a throwback to the autocratic pre-capitalist regime of mid 20th century China. This would make Xi the only leader after Mao and Deng Xiaoping whose thoughts were written into the Constitution. A spokesman for the legis...

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  • Trump economic adviser Cohn quits after tariffs dispute
Trump economic adviser Cohn quits after tariffs dispute

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised his top economic adviser Gary Cohn, who announced his resignation on Tuesday, and said he could return to the White House in the future. The term is used by the alt-right and is a dog whistle for anti-Semitism. The phrase is also used by far right circles as stand-in for anti-Semitic slurs.

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  • Lewandowski hat-trick brings title within reach
Lewandowski hat-trick brings title within reach

Meanwhile, Hamburg remain seven points adrift of safety as they seek to avoid a first relegation in their history. "We saw what happens when you give Bayern bit of space". Lewandowski fired a spot-kick high five minutes later but rounded off his hat-trick with a stoppage-time penalty. Bayern have 66 points with Schalke 04 on 46 while Bayer Le...

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  • Shoe thrown at former PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore
Shoe thrown at former PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

Police said the attacker, identified as Talha Munawwar, is a former student of the seminary. The incident comes days after another PML-N leader, Ahsan Iqbal, had a shoe thrown at him, making it the third incident of similar nature against the ruling party's top leadership in recent days.

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  • S.Korea slams new United States tariffs, mulls protest at WTO
S.Korea slams new United States tariffs, mulls protest at WTO

Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue said Wednesday. "We can not possibly be a threat to national security in the US", Ms Malmstrom said. South Korea sent 3.6 million tonnes of steel to the USA in 2017, making it the third largest exporter to the country after Canada and Brazil.

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  • Trump's tariffs prompting some United States fund managers to look overseas
Trump's tariffs prompting some United States fund managers to look overseas

Trump signed proclamations Thursday imposing a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, with the new taxes set to go into effect in two weeks. "Should restrictions be imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum products, Canada will take responsive measures to defend its trade interests and workers", she said.

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  • Trump tariffs: USA chided over duties on steel and aluminium imports
Trump tariffs: USA chided over duties on steel and aluminium imports

Trump's tariffs have come under fire from his own party, with 107 congressional Republicans signing a letter Wednesday expressing major concerns. "I do think the possibility of NAFTA partners walking away from the table mattered quite a bit", the lobbyist said.

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  • India says willing to work with China to develop relations
India says willing to work with China to develop relations

Trump doesn't hesitate naming India while talking about the reciprocal tax. Trump said the tariffs - which will come into effect after 15 days - will not initially apply to Canada and Mexico , and that close partners on security and trade could negotiate exemptions.

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  • European Union still in the dark over Trump's tariffs after meeting U.S. representative
European Union still in the dark over Trump's tariffs after meeting U.S. representative

Trump argues the tariffs are created to protect U.S.jobs and national security. But he exempted Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of excluding other allies. The US President set import tariffs on Thursday of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium, to come into force in 15 days. European Union and Japanese officials are now...

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  • 'A serious attack' -- Major US trading partners blast Trump's tariffs
'A serious attack' -- Major US trading partners blast Trump's tariffs

Canada appears to have dodged a protectionist bullet, as one of only two countries to receive a provisional exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs set to rip into America's trading relationships around the globe. But over the weekend, most of Trump's fellow Republicans failed to repudiate his comments spewing out one after the other on Twitt...

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  • Wisconsin hospital suspends employee amid investigation into infant injuries
Wisconsin hospital suspends employee amid investigation into infant injuries

Since then, four other infants have suffered bruising and other injuries, including skull and arm fractures, according to the newspaper, which obtained the federal report. On February 2, a nurse found bruising on an infant's arm but a doctor suggested that the child may have clutched the wires of an IV device. A doctor thought it might be from a ti...

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  • China's trade surplus with the U.S. remains elevated
China's trade surplus with the U.S. remains elevated

The process would be long and slow and even if they ruled against the USA it may be unwilling to accept a negative decision, further weakening the WTO's authority, Jacobi said. The action risks retaliatory tariffs on US exports - not least by Canada and Europe - and complicates already hard talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement with Ca...

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  • European Union is USA ally and should be exempt from tariffs
European Union is USA ally and should be exempt from tariffs

The EU's top trade official said the United States failed to provide full clarity on how Europe and Japan could be spared set to continue next week. The American president made his comments after crunch talks in Brussels between European Union negotiators and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to defuse a bitter row that many ...

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