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World USA pork to feel further chill from China tariff threat
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Trump is accusing Beijing of compelling USA firms to transfer their intellectual property (IP) to China as a cost of doing business there. China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, declined to rule out cutting purchases of U.S.

World Bomb blast kills 1 in Egypt ahead of presidential vote
Author: 0 Bomb blast kills 1 in Egypt ahead of presidential vote

Egypt's military said Saturday on Twitter that it was making "intensive preparations for the armed forces to secure the presidential election" on March 26-28. Sisi was elected in a landslide vote a year later. Since Morsi's removal, tens of thousands of his followers have been jailed, and hundreds sentenced in expedient mass trials strongly denounced by the United Nations.

World Patriots supply plane for Parkland students, families to fly to DC rally
Author: 0 Patriots supply plane for Parkland students, families to fly to DC rally

More than 800 " March for Our Lives " are planned worldwide. "We students have become victims of our government's glaring inaction, but never again", he said . Coach Eric LaForge said these acts of kindness help drive out the darkness. Here's something else about my Alyssa: She was a fighter. Thank you @ Patriots for donating your plane to help us get to D.C.! Alondra Gittleson, 16, has lobbied lawmakers before - she was one of a group of Stoneman Douglas students who went to ...

World In Sacramento, Protesters Shut Down Freeway And Block Entrance To Kings Game
Author: 0 In Sacramento, Protesters Shut Down Freeway And Block Entrance To Kings Game

When backup arrives, one of the officers who fired says, "We can't see his left hand". While most of the protestors made their way to the Golden 1 Center, some of them headed to Sauced BBQ and Spirits on 7th Street, climbing onto the overhang above the restaurant, jumping over a patio barrier and shouting at the patrons.

World Mild Day Expected Friday, Snow Arrives in the Evening
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Roberto Sims expressed frustration with how quickly his just-cleared Philadelphia sidewalks became snow-covered once again. "Evening rush hour is going to be very, very hard". It's the fourth nor'easter to hit the region in March. Areas in our southern counties that see rain, could see a half inch to one inch. In the middle I have the most likely snowfall range that is expected.

World Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav gets 7-yr jail term in fourth case
Author: 0 Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav gets 7-yr jail term in fourth case

The multi-million-rupee fodder scam surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Yadav was Chief Minister of Bihar. Initial reports had said the 69-year-old politician got a seven-year jail term and was slapped with a fine of Rs 30 lakh. The judge said that if the penalty is not paid by Lalu, he would have to serve an additional year in jail in this case. Lalu was on March 19 convicted by the special CBI court in Ranchi in connection with the case.

World Girls basketball: A season of development and accomplishment
Author: 0 Girls basketball: A season of development and accomplishment

These seniors have played every year thus far in their college careers and have been a part of some major success. I love how each of the girls on this team have a "never give up" attitude. She had a chance to visit the campus in Hancock, Mich. last fall and met the basketball team and coaching staff. Despite being one of the youngest on the team, Melstad became an immediate impact on the court and by the fourth game into the season she already made her way into the starting lineup.

World Kylie Jenner Shares New Photos With Daughter Stormi
Author: 0 Kylie Jenner Shares New Photos With Daughter Stormi

These are the first photos of her baby girl that show her entire face without a filter, and we really see the resemblance between Jenner and Stormi . Chow near LA. Earlier, on March 19, both Kylie and Travis were spotted indulging in Aloha Pineapple smoothies and oatmeal at a Jamba Juice in West Hollywood .

World South Korea To Fight Overtime Epidemic With Computer Shutdown
Author: 0 South Korea To Fight Overtime Epidemic With Computer Shutdown

As the BBC reports , employees of the Seoul Metropolitan Government work an average of 2,739 hours every year. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), it was trying to stop a "culture of working overtime" as the country has some of the longest working hours in the world, the BBC reported.

World India, Pakistan armies exchange candies on Pakistan Day
Author: 0 India, Pakistan armies exchange candies on Pakistan Day

Mamnoon Hussain also welcomed Sri Lankan president Maithripala Siriseena and troops from Turkey, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates to the parade. Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has accused India of putting regional peace at stake by ceasefire violations and human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir, in an address marking the 78th Pakistan Day on Friday.

World Polling for remaining 25 Rajya Sabha seats today
Author: 0 Polling for remaining 25 Rajya Sabha seats today

Among the states where polling is underway are: Uttar Pradesh , West Bengal, Karnataka, Telangana , Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. Yet in spite of the major win, the BJP-led NDA is short of the majority because the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has six members in the House, is no longer an ally.

World School Arms Students With Rocks To Stop Possible School Shooter
Author: 0 School Arms Students With Rocks To Stop Possible School Shooter

The superintendent provided BuzzFeed News with an image of some of the river rocks that have been collected and stashed in buckets in each of his school's classrooms. Additionally, Helsel said "We have devices installed in our doors that help to secure them, to make it very hard to break through". He added that river stones are just the right size to "create or cause pain, which can distract".

World Peru's President, left the post due to allegations of corruption
Author: 0 Peru's President, left the post due to allegations of corruption

Peru will host the Summit of the Americas this month, which President Donald Trump is expected to attend and Vizcarra now expected to preside over. Fujimori was a bitter foe of outgoing President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , and her Popular Force party was at the forefront of impeachment procedures that forced Kuczynski to resign this week.

World French strikes over Macron reforms turn ugly
Author: 0 French strikes over Macron reforms turn ugly

State railway company SNCF said that 60 per cent of high-speed TGV trains and 50 per cent of regional services were cancelled. Police in helmets and body armour took up positions around the Super-U supermarket.The Paris prosecutor's office said counter-terrorism prosecutors were investigating the incident but did not comment on the possible Islamic State allegiance.

World High-rise hotel catches fire in Dublin
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The Irish police - the Garda Síochána - have sealed off the area around the hotel in Ballymun and said traffic diversions are now in place. The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported at the time of writing. At least five of the top floors appeared to be destroyed in last night's fire. The hotel was previously used to help accommodate homeless families in need of emergency accommodation.

World US$60 billion in tariffs? Not exactly
Author: 0 US$60 billion in tariffs? Not exactly

China appears to be breaking WTO rules by denying foreign patent holders, including United States companies, basic patent rights to stop a Chinese entity from using the technology after a licensing contract ends, the USTR said. Close U.S. ally Japan also is seeking to avoid the tariffs on its products. "Though they make money in the short run, they are diminishing in the long run", the official said, adding that Mr.

World WTO doing 'detailed analysis' of Trump tariffs against China
Author: 0 WTO doing 'detailed analysis' of Trump tariffs against China

President Trump's plan was three-fold: level tariffs on Chinese imports to the tune of $50 billion, restrict and investigate Chinese investments in the United States, and take action against the country at the World Trade Organization. That could help blunt the economic impact of Beijing's higher tariffs on Chinese households. To date, China has followed a policy of "strategic composure" in dealing with Mr Trump's America First ethos.

World New Hampshire Lawmakers Walk Back Pot Legalization Vote, Request More Research
Author: 0 New Hampshire Lawmakers Walk Back Pot Legalization Vote, Request More Research

So far, that is. But he also acknowledges, "Young people have a different view of cannabis than some older people; and it's state law, and I'm obliged to take state law into consideration". "While California cannabis companies are thrilled with the traffic increase they've seen since January 1, they can't help but worry that regulations and taxes are going to handicap the legal market in the long term", explained Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group .

World Dapchi kidnap: Government 'will not abandon' lone hostage
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On Thursday, the Nigerian government tweeted it "will intensify the ongoing efforts to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls and return them safely to their families". The ordeal came four years after Boko Haram enraged the global community by kidnapping 276 schoolgirls from Chibok , located about 170 miles southeast of Dapchi .

World Britain's post-Brexit blue passport to be made by European Union firm
Author: 0 Britain's post-Brexit blue passport to be made by European Union firm

The firm, which is the world's biggest supplier of SIM cards, undercut rival bids - including one from a British firm by around £50m ($70.8m), the newspaper reports. The company also has another major site nearby at La Ciotat. The news has caused fury among Brexiteers, including former Cabinet minister Priti Patel, who described it as "a disgraceful decision" and "perverse".

World Shots to Kill Unarmed Black Suspect in USA
Author: 0 Shots to Kill Unarmed Black Suspect in USA

Deputies in a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department helicopter saw a suspect shatter the sliding glass door of a house and then jump a fence to enter the yard of another house, police said . The officers take temporary cover behind the corner and then confront the suspect once more. Clark's brother, Stevante Clark, told FOX40 that he, their other brother and their grandparents have not and will not watch the video released by the police department.

World Global geopolitical Series: Trump defends better relations with Russian Federation as 'good thing'
Author: 0 Global geopolitical Series: Trump defends better relations with Russian Federation as 'good thing'

Bush did not have the "smarts" to work with Putin, and that Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton "didn't have the energy or chemistry" with the Russian leader. According to the Kremlin, Trump and Putin discussed the need to restrict the arms race between the two nations. Aides had been stunned by Trump's decision to call Putin in the first place, but were even more surprised when he ignored their notes warning him explicitly "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" and committed to a ...

World Celebrating Earth Hour with sustainable efforts
Author: 0 Celebrating Earth Hour with sustainable efforts

The Hotel's back-of-house facilities will observe the one-hour lights-off initiative. For the first time this year, in addition to participating in the global switch-off, WWF is inviting people across the globe to share and talk about what nature means to them, in the places they live and care about, by Tweeting #connect2earth, #EarthHourUK, #PromiseForThePlanet or @wwf_uk.

World Craigslist closes personals sections in USA citing anti-sex trafficking bill
Author: 0 Craigslist closes personals sections in USA citing anti-sex trafficking bill

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act effectively freed sites of the responsibility of regulating speech on their platforms. It's not as if the website used to desperately seek out a "FWB" (that's friends with benefits) in the Casual Encounters section or a Missed Connection with that attractive person you eyed on the Blue Line was some kind of utopian paradise of human relationships.

Author: 0 US Senate passes huge spending bill, sends it to Trump

The bill would finance the largest build up of defense spending in 15 years by increasing the military's budget by US$80 billion over last year's budget. Schumer said. "We produced a darn good bill". $1.8 billion for 24 F/A-18 fighter jets, 10 more than the Navy requested. He warned Congress , "I will never sign another bill like this again".

World Vehicle bomb kills 13 outside sports stadium in Afghanistan
Author: 0 Vehicle bomb kills 13 outside sports stadium in Afghanistan

Aminullah Abed, chief of the province's public health department, said the casualties were received at a hospital in the province's capital, Lashkargah, with numerous wounded burned beyond recognition. About 14 killed and 50 wounded have been admitted in city hospitals so far as we know, " a health official told Xinhua, citing initial information.

World Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex
Author: 0 Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

The source explained that the First Lady is introverted and someone who "just wants to do her own thing". They've literally become like the Kardashians: " scandals, divorces, headlines ". It seems that Melania preferred life out of the spotlight. It's either her way of doubling down on her loyalty to her husband or it's an attempt to show her independence, observers say.

World Turkish singer Zuhal Olcay gets 10 months in prison for 'insulting' Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkish singer Zuhal Olcay gets 10 months in prison for 'insulting' Erdogan

The source said they are not aware of any political pressure having an effect on the decisions to dismiss charges as they were based on evidentiary review that continued during the case. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District Columbia confirmed that his office filed motions to dismiss charges against seven of the defendants on February 14, and against four others in November of previous year, Reuters reported.

World Taiwan says should educate its youth on dangers of China
Author: 0 Taiwan says should educate its youth on dangers of China

The Taiwan Travel Act sparked concerns in the mainland that high-level visits may eventually lead to the US recognizing Taiwan as a country, which would set a precedent for other nations to follow suit. "The Chinese Embassy in Washington heavily criticized the legislation and said it "severely violates" the political foundation of the China-U.S. relationship".

World Donald Trump vows to ban bump stocks in the US
Author: 0 Donald Trump vows to ban bump stocks in the US

In the Las Vegas shooting , a gunman killed 58 people using semi-automatic weapons outfitted with bump stocks. The proposed rule will include a 90-day period for people to comment on it - possibly leading to changes - and then it will become law.

World Judge Says President Trump Not Immune to Defamation Suit Over 'Unofficial Conduct'
Author: 0 Judge Says President Trump Not Immune to Defamation Suit Over 'Unofficial Conduct'

Trump has repeatedly said that all of the women who accused him of touching them inappropriately were lying - a sentiment his White House reiterated as questions resurfaced about the allegations. She also alleged Trump kissed her, groped her breast and pressed his genitals against her at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ruling exposes Trump to potentially embarrassing court proceedings that could drag on for months, if not years.

World Friendly fire derails Catalan separatists' third bid for power
Author: 0 Friendly fire derails Catalan separatists' third bid for power

Turull, the former chief of staff and spokesman for the ousted Catalan Cabinet, told lawmakers that the first goal of his presidential bid was to "restore democratic institutions", yet he didn't set out any plans for an independent Catalonia in an investiture speech widely seen as conciliatory.

World OUTDOORS: New gun laws hold us hostage
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Legislators defied the National Rifle Association by passing a far-reaching law that raised the age limit to purchase a rifle to 21 and put in waiting period for rifle purchases. Prohibitive guns are not allowed and restricted guns have a more hard set of standards to meet. By definition, criminals who shoot at innocent people are not law-abiding, so they are not affected by gun control laws.

World IOA says Sports Minister has assured clearance of 'extra officials'
Author: 0 IOA says Sports Minister has assured clearance of 'extra officials'

Designed for all ages , the giant hand-woven illuminated puppet named Leor (meaning "I have light") was designed by puppet maker Leon Hendroff and audience members are invited to work together to bring him to life. "I don't know why the sports ministry is not agreeing to clear the parents of Sindhu and Saina to accompany them at the CWG ". However, a letter written by Badminton Association of India (BAI) to IOA, a copy of which is with PTI , doesn't mention their names anywhere.

World Trade War: China warns USA to step back 'from brink of precipice'
Author: 0 Trade War: China warns USA to step back 'from brink of precipice'

In Asia, markets ended sharply lower after a stomach-churning ride. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index plunged 4.5 percent and South Korea's Kospi tumbled 3.2 percent. "China appears to be breaking WTO rules by denying foreign patent holders, including U.S. companies, basic patent rights to stop a Chinese entity from using the technology after a licensing contract ends", the United States government said in a statement .

World US Announces $1 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 US Announces $1 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Senate took up a bipartisan resolution Tuesday that called for the withdrawal of US military support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign aimed at Houthi rebels in Yemen, in which thousands of civilians, including many children, have been killed and millions have been displaced.

World Turkish president says army to extend offensive in northwestern Syria
Author: 0 Turkish president says army to extend offensive in northwestern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation further east of Syria's northwestern region, prompting fears of confrontation with US-led forces stationed in the area. Getting both the US and Turkey to agree is already proving hard. Erdogan insisted Turkey had no intention of "occupying" Syria, saying it was merely clearing the border area of terrorists .

World Gernot Rohr reacts to Mikel Obi's absence for Poland game
Author: 0 Gernot Rohr reacts to Mikel Obi's absence for Poland game

In his post-match conference, Rohr stated that he has a young team and the victory over Poland does not make Nigeria World Cup contenders. "If we stay humble & continue to work hard to improve our play we have huge potentials, but beating 2 Federation Internationale de Football Association top 10 teams in friendlies doesn't mean we are now World Cup favourites".

World Woman allowed sexual assault of children for drugs, money
Author: 0 Woman allowed sexual assault of children for drugs, money

WEAU is reporting that the abuse had been going on for nine years before authorities realized it was even happening. Mayer would be present when the assault occurred. Morris turned himself into deputies for arraignment Friday and posted a $50,000 bond set by a Fayette magistrate and was released, according to a press release from Fridley.

World Iranian hackers charged by Justice Department for 'malicious' worldwide cyberattack
Author: 0 Iranian hackers charged by Justice Department for 'malicious' worldwide cyberattack

He said the indictments highlight the need for organizations to harden their cybersecurity defenses and send a message to others that the U.S. will take steps to protect its interests. "It prevents the lockout mechanism of three tries, because you just let it run and you wait and then hey three accounts open up", said Chris Duque, a cyber security expert.

World Hawk is U.S. security chief
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Former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden warned of newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton's views on foreign policy , arguing that his hawkish ideology could lead President Donald Trump and the nation "in a more unsafe course".

World Syrian Army Makes Major Gains in Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Syrian Army Makes Major Gains in Eastern Ghouta

Rebel spokesman Wael Oweilan said on Friday negotiations that with Russian Federation will follow to allow for the evacuation of civilians from the area. Another batch of evacuations from Harasta began on Friday, but it remained unclear how much time would be needed to bus out the thousands of remaining rebels and civilians.

World Low-key US-S. Korea military drills ahead of N. Korea summits
Author: 0 Low-key US-S. Korea military drills ahead of N. Korea summits

The North's delegation will be led by Ri Son-kwon, one of the senior North Korean officials who visited the South during the Winter Olympics last month, part of the stage-setting for the current détente between the Koreas after a year of high tension over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

World Afghan envoy calls on PM Abbasi after deadly Kabul attack
Author: 0 Afghan envoy calls on PM Abbasi after deadly Kabul attack

The governor's spokesman said the driver of the vehicle detonated his bomb after he was prevented from entering the venue. "We heard a loud explosion from our Surgical Centre in the city". IS's local franchise in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the assault in the heavily Shiite neighbourhood - the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks - via the messaging app Telegram.