• Trump trade war: China tells USA it will defend national interests
Trump trade war: China tells USA it will defend national interests

If President Trump's threat to impose $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports was intended as a hammer blow, China's reaction was akin to a surgical strike. It said China a year ago bought about $3 billion worth of the goods affected by the proposed higher tariffs. China announced Friday a list of USA goods including pork and aluminum pipe it s...

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  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaches Rajya Sabha with TMC support
Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaches Rajya Sabha with TMC support

TMC supported Singhvi in the Rajya Sabha poll who contested as the fifth candidate as the Congress did not have the strength in the Assembly to get its candidate elected. A Trinamul veteran explained that the Congress candidate got 17 additional votes from the ruling party apart from his party MLAs. Congress leader and celebrated lawyer Abhishek ...

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  • Turkish jets 'neutralize' 38 PKK militants in northern Iraq
Turkish jets 'neutralize' 38 PKK militants in northern Iraq

It's unclear how many PKK militants - if any - were killed, injured or captured in yesterday's military operation in Sirnak province. He added that the Turkish authorities have repeatedly stressed that PKK is a threat to Turkey and Iraq. The Turkish military is also involved in an operation called "Olive Branch", which was launched on January 20 ...

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  • Mozilla Suspends Facebook Advertising Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Mozilla Suspends Facebook Advertising Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Information Commissioner's Office said the search began late Friday, after a judge granted a request for a warrant, and continued for about seven hours. Earlier this week, Law and IT Minster Prasad had warned social media giant Facebook of "stringent" action for any attempt to influence polls through data theft, and had even threatened to summ...

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  • Iowa family of 4 died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort
Iowa family of 4 died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort

The bodies of Kevin Wayne Sharp; his wife, Amy Marie Sharp; their son, Sterling, 12; and daughter Adrianna, 7, were discovered Friday at a rental condominium in the beach town of Tulum. Contacted Friday, the developer of the Tao condo complex where the deaths occurred declined to comment. The Creston News Advertiser newspaper in Iowa reported t...

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  • Mukesh Ambani's son Akash to wed his schoolmate Shloka Mehta in Dec
Mukesh Ambani's son Akash to wed his schoolmate Shloka Mehta in Dec

She is youngest of three children of Russell and Mona Mehta. Akash , eldest son of wealthiest business magnet of the country - Mukesh Ambani , proposed to Shloka Mehta , youngest daughter of Rosy Blue Diamonds head Russell Mehta in a small family event.

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  • UN Human Rights Council Calls for Ending Arms Sales to Israel
UN Human Rights Council Calls for Ending Arms Sales to Israel

The council rejected the second amendment for the reason that the Congress had not dealt with human rights and fell within the competence of the UN Security Council. In addition to the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom spoke out against UNHRC's "Agenda Item 7", requesting that the UNHRC move debates on Israeli violations to "Agenda I...

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  • Children find over 1000 eggs at Gordonville Easter event
Children find over 1000 eggs at Gordonville Easter event

It was $5.00 to participate but the money raised going to support the very place where numerous families got their dogs to begin with. "They had so much fun". "I feel like they're not welcomed really". Fellow pet owner Nicole Jeffries agrees. "I usually get to sound the horn for the hunt to start". We had a chance to hear them strategize.

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  • Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany - lawyer
Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany - lawyer

The ousted leader of the semi-autonomous region in Spain was held at the German border while journeying back to Belgium from Finland , Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas said. "I have not spoken to him yet but that is clear, yes", Cuevillas said. He was due to leave the country on Saturday. Madrid's legal action against Puigdemont is an "attack on the...

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  • Turkish military destroys explosives in Syria's Afrin
Turkish military destroys explosives in Syria's Afrin

Jinderes, captured by Turkey and allied Syrian opposition fighters, was the scene of heavy street clashes earlier in March. Turkey's official Anadolu Agency said a fight broke out and 12 people were later detained. At the same time, he reiterated France´s "very clear expression of concern over the launch of the Turkish military intervention in ...

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  • Huge Crowd in Syracuse March Against School Shootings and Other Violence
Huge Crowd in Syracuse March Against School Shootings and Other Violence

Zoey White, another student at Mattoon High School who spoke at the rally, was not in the school at the time of the shooting, but has seen its affect on those close to her. "I urge you to carry your frustration around with you, share your fear and sadness with others to convince them of the urgency". That's why we need a Democrat in the Blaine ...

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  • March For Our Lives rally takes place in Cleveland
March For Our Lives rally takes place in Cleveland

The protesters met at 1 p.m.at Seventh and Main streets and then marched to Spiva Park at Fourth and Main streets with signs that read, "How many more lives?" Led in part by the shooting survivors of Parkland , Florida, planned demonstrations were put on throughout the country as a national movement against school shootings and gun violence , a...

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  • Thousands rally at gun violence protest in Las Vegas
Thousands rally at gun violence protest in Las Vegas

As a result, we are seeing so many marches. The Associated Press said the turnout of marchers numbered in the hundreds of thousands. The students took to their home turf of social media to demand answers from lawmakers. "I spent a whole lot of time with him when he was a little kid". Weaver's parents were also Mennonite pastors for a time, ...

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  • Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill
Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill

On Wednesday (Thursday NZT), House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, rushed to the White House to reassure Trump. "My highest duty is to keep Americans safe", he said. After promising throughout the campaign that Mexico would pay for the behemoth border barrier, Trump asked Congress in January to earmark a whopping $25 billion for...

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  • 16-Year-Old Maryland School Shooting Victim Dies; Loved Swimming and Snow
16-Year-Old Maryland School Shooting Victim Dies; Loved Swimming and Snow

Jaelynn Willey , the Maryland high school student who was shot in the head on Tuesday in a school shooting , died late Thursday night after her family removed her from life support. The school's resource officer engaged Rollins and the two exchanged gunfire; Rollins was hit and later died at a hospital. "Jaelynn is an awesome young lady, whose...

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  • Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat
Trump signs budget deal after raising government shutdown threat

In West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who along with former coal baron Don Blankenship is running against Rep. Evan Jenkins in a May Senate primary, said Trump should veto the bill. February 15: White House goes all out to stop the bipartisan compromise deal, which fails to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate, with 54 votes.

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  • Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica
Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica, known for working on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is being investigated over whether it improperly used data from around 50 million Facebook users to target voters with ads and political messages. The company on Friday also called the media coverage "distressing". Calls to Cambridge Analytica's offices in London,...

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  • Northern Ireland battle back to beat South Korea
Northern Ireland battle back to beat South Korea

Queens Park Rangers forward Smyth is the first Northern Irishman for 17 years to score on his worldwide debut. South Korea went ahead after seven-minutes when midfielder Kwon Chang-Hoon collected a through ball to rifle home past Motherwell goalkeeper Trever Carson.

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  • Why Trump's latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war
Why Trump's latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

The White House says any country not now benefiting from the exemption is welcome to discuss being added to the list "based on a shared commitment to addressing global excess steel and aluminum capacity and production". Many are still reliant on domestic consumers for revenue, reducing their exposure in the event of a trade war. "It will lead...

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  • Dillian Whyte v Lucas Browne: Whyte knocks out Browne
Dillian Whyte v Lucas Browne: Whyte knocks out Browne

Whyte fired off a flurry, finally landing with a wild, full-blooded left hook that sparked Browne out cold, requiring no count from the referee. "Wilder, where you at, June", Whyte said after. At best, the fleshy-looking Browne had a puncher's chance, at least for the first three or four rounds. He was cut badly in the second round and by the end...

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  • Europe steps up pressure on Russian Federation over spy attack
Europe steps up pressure on Russian Federation over spy attack

A park bench in an English town where an ex-Russian spy and his daughter were found slumped over and unconscious after being poisoned by a nerve agent has been removed from the site, British police said. In Moscow , the expulsion of British diplomats went ahead, a convoy of minibuses speeding out of the embassy compound to applause after British e...

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  • French Police Officer: He is a hero, now in Heaven
French Police Officer: He is a hero, now in Heaven

Beltrame's death took the number killed to four. The 25-year-old Morocco-born attacker , identified as Radouane Lakdim, was killed when special police stormed into the market hours later. Shouting "Allahu akbar!" - Arabic for "God is great" and declaring he was a "soldier of the Islamic State ", he entered the Super U supermarket in Trebes, 6...

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  • MLK's granddaughter at march: 'I have a dream that enough is enough'
MLK's granddaughter at march: 'I have a dream that enough is enough'

Australians and overseas Americans are taking part in a Sydney rally to show solidarity with students who are demanding gun control in the U.S. The D.C. "President, what are you gonna do about these guns?'" "Now I'd like you to say it like you really, really mean it and the whole world can hear you", she yelled to the crowd with a big smile, be...

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  • China to respond to U.S. tariffs, resist protectionism - WTO envoy
China to respond to U.S. tariffs, resist protectionism - WTO envoy

The U.S.is essentially demanding that China "provide as much market access to the U.S.as the U.S. provides to China", said Scott Kennedy, an expert on China's economic policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington .

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  • Explosion rocks Afghan city, multiple casualties
Explosion rocks Afghan city, multiple casualties

The incident occurred at the evening when a suspected suicide auto bombing struck Ghazi Mohammad Ayoub Stadium in the province's capital city Lashkar Gah, provincial government spokesperson Omar Zwak told Xinhua. Afghan officials often give conflicting figures in the wake of attacks. Italian aid group Emergency, which runs a major trauma hospit...

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