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Author: 0 Putin on Russian-US relations

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö earlier in the forum said he would be "very pleased" to host a summit once Finland takes over running the Arctic Council. "I can see the USA ambassador (to Russia John Tefft) is sitting here. He is communicating with everyone", Putin told the audience at the forum. "If not, I think such a meeting [with the USA president] may be held as part of ordinary meetings of this kind at the G20 summit [due in Germany in July]", he said.

Author: 0 April Ryan: 'I was in shock'

By "it", he is of course referring to the fact that he told a grown woman to stop "shaking her head" when she was listening to him (not) respond to her question, and cutting sharply across her when she tried to bring her question back into focus.

Global Media Turkish politicians slam European Union court's headscarf ruling
Author: 0 Turkish politicians slam European Union court's headscarf ruling

Turkey's unprecedented dispute with the European Union in general and the Netherlands and Germany in particular erupted earlier this month after Amsterdam and Berlin blocked Turkish ministers from holding rallies to secure a "Yes" vote in Turkey's April referendum on expanding Erdogan's powers.

Global Media Dem State Rep Warns Illegal Immigrants About Upcoming ICE 'Raid'
Author: 0 Dem State Rep Warns Illegal Immigrants About Upcoming ICE 'Raid'

Brian Doyle, the attorney for one of the three people who were seeking green cards before they were arrested, says he knew there was a chance his client would be taken into custody at the appointment. Actually I'm helping ICE to know (if they didn't already) that the raids they are planning are already known about in the City. She said she is unaware if anyone was seized by agents during the visits.

Author: 0 Delhi Lieutenant Governor asks party to reimburse money spent on advertisements

Echoing similar view, another party leader Nalin Kohli said the electorate of Delhi did not vote the AAP to splurge public money and use for their personal benefits. He also warned the people against trusting the BJP and alleged that the saffron party, along with its alliance partner the Shiromani Akali Dal, had "looted" Punjab, leaving a huge debt of Rs 1.82 lakh crore.

Author: 0 Arab League summit concludes with declaration focused on Syrian crisis

He said Wednesday that the summit resolutions will "send a clear message to the world" of a united Arab stance. "We are the ultimate fig leaf for all Arab abuses and failures", he wrote in a Twitter post. "I think this summit won't be any different", said Oraib al-Rantawi, head of the Al-Quds Centre for Political Studies. "Arab citizens from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arab Gulf feel the pain of their brethren in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Libya and Yemen", said Arab League Secretary General ...

Global Media Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader
Author: 0 Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader

It said Mr Trump and his wife Melania will host Mr Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan at a dinner next Thursday. Intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials living in the US, though the identities of Americans swept up in that collection is to be protected.

Author: 0 South Korea's Park Apologizes, Promises Cooperation with Investigation

Park, who had immunity from prosecution while in office, is scheduled to appear before prosecutors at 9:30 a.m. over accusations that she pressured top business executives to donate tens of millions of dollars to foundations run by her friend Choi Soon-sil in return for government favors.

Global Media Trump to Meet Chinese President in Florida
Author: 0 Trump to Meet Chinese President in Florida

He wrote in part: "We can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses". On March 18, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a two-day visit to China at the invitation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The policy in place since 1979 requires Washington to maintain only unofficial ties with Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory. "This is an opportunity for President Trump to develop a relationship in person with President Xi".

Author: 0 Pravin Gordhan officially removed as Finance Minister

Speculation is now rife that at least nine ministers and six deputies have reportedly been summoned by president Jacob Zuma and will be affected by this reshuffle. In 2016, Gigaba referred to ANC veterans who called on Zuma to step down as "so-called stalwarts" who are "ill-disciplined". Maimane said Zuma has bowed to the whims of those who are determined to enrich themselves at the expense of the poor and jobless.

Author: 0 South Africa's president replaces embattled finance minister

The EFF called it "a last resort" after parliament, which is dominated by Zuma's ruling African National Congress (ANC), had failed in its duty to hold the president accountable, party leader Julius Malema said. Zuma has not given a reason for the recall. On Wednesday, he said he would "open a new chapter" of his life if sacked. A cabinet source told Reuters that Wednesday's meeting might not consider the matter, adding: "Cabinet appointments are exclusively president's prerogative, ...

Author: 0 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wraps up Australia visit following trade talks

Australia does not have to choose between the United States and China, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday, just as some officials in Canberra are questioning if the country should pivot towards Beijing . Australia remains the only supplier country with chilled access. With President Trump pledging to protect USA business against foreign competition, Australia is being positioned as a partner in China's opportunistic campaign to be seen as the new defender of ...

Author: 0 In Iraq, UN chief Guterres calls for protection of civilians

Votel said he agreed with the evaluation by Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commands the American-led task force battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, that "there's a fair chance" a US strike killed civilians in West Mosul on March 17.

Global Media Unite For Europe London March Sees Thousands Gather At Westminster
Author: 0 Unite For Europe London March Sees Thousands Gather At Westminster

Although Italy used to be one of the most pro-EU states in Europe, many people have become angry about the euro currency, which they believe is to blame for the country's economic decline since 1999. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni , whose country was one of the six founding members of the bloc and hosted the summit, recalled that Europe had been "reduced to rubble" after World War II.

Global Media Gas Taxes, BMV Fees Are Centerpiece of Senate Roads Plan
Author: 0 Gas Taxes, BMV Fees Are Centerpiece of Senate Roads Plan

It would also create harsh criminal penalties for those who falsely claim they need to choose from the expanded list of options. Anchia said there will be more opportunities to make his point in the remaining months of the session, citing an upcoming bill on the Texas Department of Transportation as just one example.

Author: 0 The Keystone Pipeline is Back: How We Got Here

The pipeline still needs permit approval from Nebraska before it can begin construction. The company said it would consequently withdraw a bankruptcy claim it filed through the North American Free Trade Agreement and end its legal fight over the constitutional nature of the Obama presidential administration's rejection of the project.

Global Media Britain's European Union exit starts next week
Author: 0 Britain's European Union exit starts next week

Notification of the historic step will come in the form of a letter from the Prime Minister to Mr Tusk, though Downing Street did not make clear whether this would be a physical letter handed to the European Council president by a United Kingdom representative or might be sent electronically.

Author: 0 UK negotiator denies govt is blackmailing EU on security

In fact, Trump was a big supporter of Brexit and called himself "Mr. Brexit" during his presidential campaign, correctly predicting he would pull off a similar upset in November's election. Some on Thursday admitted they had underestimated the wave of anti-EU sentiment that saw the British vote with their feet. "I am fully confident of this", he said.

Author: 0 Trump admin demands border wall look pretty on the USA side

Even if the company does not directly participate in building the barrier, the company's leaders believe construction of a border wall could help business. According to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, getting into the USA from Mexico costs anywhere between $3,000 to $8,000 in some regions - and those prices could keep going up.

Author: 0 Chamber of Mines concerned about 'recall' of Gordhan and deputy minister

Zuma does not need the support of the top six to hire and fire ministers but should top ANC members openly criticise his decision it would likely weaken his position in the party. The EFF called it "a last resort", with party leader Julius Malema accusing parliament, which is dominated by the ANC, of failing in its duty to hold the president accountable.

Global Media Wes says severe weather risk will be more limited this afternoon, evening
Author: 0 Wes says severe weather risk will be more limited this afternoon, evening

Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are. The storm prediction center gives the area a designation of a slight risk for severe weather. There is also a chance of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, and then again Wednesday. The weather forecast indicates the Houston area might experience more severe weather this weekend.

Global Media As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans
Author: 0 As GOP schism grows, Trump attacks fellow Republicans

Congressional Republicans want to pivot to tax cuts and other issues following last week's House health care debacle. The tweets represented a bold strike against the most conservative members of the House GOP coalition, who often come from safe districts and are frequently impervious to pressure from party leaders.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to become unpaid government employee

But that plan prompted criticism from ethics experts, who said it would allow her to avoid some rules and disclosures. In a statement , Trump said she will follow all White House rules. Ivanka Trump took a formal leave of absence from her eponymous apparel and accessories brand, as well as the Trump Organization, in January. He delivered remarks at an East Room event that included other top women in his Cabinet, including U.N.

Global Media Read my lips: NO - Putin says about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections
Author: 0 Read my lips: NO - Putin says about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections

The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside, Putin told a CNBC-moderated panel. The Russian president said during the forum : "I think we need to talk about not concern, but about finding compromises" on the environment. "If it happens we would be glad to participate and I would be glad to attend", Putin said, according to CNBC .

Author: 0 US Vows to End 'Israel-Bashing' at United Nations

It's their first national conference since Donald Trump became President, but he wasn't there. He also said the president is seriously considering moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, he said, Trump will "never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish State of Israel". His administration has since emphasized that Trump supports whatever solution both Israelis and Palestinians support and can agree to.

Author: 0 USmilitary now authorized to conduct offensive airstrikes in Somalia

Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said the additional powers "will help deny al-Shabaab safe havens from which it could attack USA citizens or US interests in the region". Trump's decision to relax targeting limits in Somalia comes at a time of starvation, which has increased the frequency of groups of people moving around, often while armed, in search of food and water - increasing the risk of mistaking civilians as Islamist fighters.

Global Media Dozens stranded by rising NSW flood waters
Author: 0 Dozens stranded by rising NSW flood waters

SES acting deputy commissioner Mark Morrow said many businesses and homes in the Lismore CBD would be inundated with up to 3 metres of water after massive amounts of rain overnight. Mr Morrow painted a dramatic picture of efforts overnight to save people from floodwaters in the north. "We received around about 130 triple zero calls last night [from] people requiring rescue".

Global Media Russian experts paint sinister picture of Russian meddling
Author: 0 Russian experts paint sinister picture of Russian meddling

Influence campaigns began in 2014 and were tied together with hacking for the first time in 2015 during the breach of the Democratic National Committee. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., made the charge as the Senate panel held a rare public hearing about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. A congressional aide confirmed that discussions with the Senate intelligence committee involved immunity.

Author: 0 New arrests over British parliament attack

Wednesday's attack was the deadliest in Britain since suicide bombers killed 52 commuters on London's transit system in July 2005. As we reported Thursday, the attack's victims are from a wide cross-section, representing at least 12 nationalities.

Author: 0 FIRST IMAGES: South-east Queensland hit by flooding

Insurers have been hit with at least 2500 claims for damages since Tropical Cyclone Debbie struck the Queensland, Australia coast on Tuesday and are bracing for more. "We have not seen the worst of this weather system in the south-east", said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. There were early reports of significant structural damage to homes and public infrastructure.

Author: 0 CNN panel clashes over Spicer's admonition to April Ryan

As we reported , on Tuesday it was a whole other story when Ryan asked Spicer how the Trump administration might try to "revamp its image" because of what she cited as a series of failures, pointing to Russian ties and wiretapping claims as examples.

Global Media JC Penney announces 1 NJ store closure, lists 138 nationwide
Author: 0 JC Penney announces 1 NJ store closure, lists 138 nationwide

As with other retailers that are closing stores, J.C. Penney cites changing shopping patterns related to more people buying merchandise via the internet. Beaver Valley's Macy's and Sears locations both vacated within the previous year. The move is "part of a continuing effort to advance sustainable growth and long-term profitability", the company said.

Author: 0 Mob attack Africans in India after teen's death

Five people have been arrested by the police in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the attack . He suggests that unless the Government and civil society play a pro-active role in sensitising people about Africa and Africans, such misconceptions would remain.

Author: 0 UN's proposed nuclear weapons ban 'unrealistic,' U.S. general tells Congress

Guterres also stressed that purist of nuclear as well as non-nuclear strategic weapons would not create security but instead can provoke "new and destabilizing" arms races as well as exacerbate regional and global tension. The US has reduced its nuclear arsenal by 85% under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Ms Haley said, and the United Kingdom has cut its nuclear forces by over 50% since the height of the Cold War, according to ambassador Matthew Rycroft.

Global Media Zuma sacks Finance minister Gordhan in reshuffle
Author: 0 Zuma sacks Finance minister Gordhan in reshuffle

Curious charges hung over Gordhan's head for months , until they were finally dropped in October previous year, leading to rumours that the charges were trumped up to be used by Zuma as a premise for sacking the finance minister. Should the economy crumble on the decision as was the case post-Nenegate, it could have a significant impact on alliances within the ANC NEC, and could see Zuma's support base fracture, Nomura said.

Author: 0 South African Anti-Apartheid Icon Kathrada Dies at 87

In 1982, after spending 18 years on Robben Island, he was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town , serving a total of 26 years and three months in jail. Both the Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations are expected to give a briefing during the course of Tuesday morning. He was arrested along with Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki , Raymond Mhlaba, Denis Goldberg , Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni and charged with sabotage.

Author: 0 Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NC

Roy Cooper says he has signed into law a measure that rolls back the state's "bathroom bill". Sgro says the proposed legislation doesn't change the fact that the law excludes LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections. "I support the House Bill 2 repeal compromise that will be introduced tomorrow", the governor said, Cooper said late Wednesday. Democrat Governor Ray Cooper and Republican State Senate President Phil Berger and state House Speaker Tim Moore announced that they ...

Global Media South Africa's president replaces finance minister
Author: 0 South Africa's president replaces finance minister

The EFF called it "a last resort", with party leader Julius Malema accusing parliament, which is dominated by the ANC, of failing in its duty to hold the president accountable. Gordhan's supporters are uncertain about agreeing to promises on which Zuma could later renege, the two sources close to the matter said. The rand fell sharply in response to the move, which had been widely touted for days.

Author: 0 Commander says USA may have played role in civilian deaths in Mosul

And Amnesty International on Tuesday said the rising death toll suggested the us -led coalition isn't taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces try to retake the city. Eyewitnesses have said a strike may have hit a massive truck bomb parked by the building. Pope Francis said at his weekly audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday that it was "urgent and imperative" to protect civilians in Iraq , and he expressed concern about those trapped in western Mosul .

Author: 0 Economy on the agenda as China's Premier Li visits Australia

The expanded access gives Australia an opportunity to take advantage of China's decision earlier this week to suspend meat imports from Brazil, the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry, due to a scandal over sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.

Author: 0 Shiv Sena MP beats AI officer with slippers

On Thursday, Gaikwad beat an Air India staffer "25 times" with a slipper for being upset about not being seated in the business class of a flight from Pune to New Delhi . Gaikwad was flying from Pune to New Delhi. A spokesman for Air India said the airline was investigating the incident. Air India is mulling preparing a no-fly list for unruly passengers following the incident today.

Global Media French Communists Call for Single Melenchon-Hamon Candidacy
Author: 0 French Communists Call for Single Melenchon-Hamon Candidacy

Mr Valls said his choice did not mean he would campaign for Mr Macron (39) - a fellow minister in French president François Hollande's government from 2014, but who quit past year to prepare a presidential bid under his own political banner En Marche! Valls has personal experience of the Socialists election shock 2002 when Le Pen's father, National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, beat Socialist contender Lionel Jospin to the presidential runoff against conservative Jacques Chirac who went ...

Global Media Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling
Author: 0 Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

TRT World has more from the hearing . The top senators on the intelligence committee together tried to reassure the American people that their probe into Russian meddling in the USA election will be professional and not partisan. At least one House Republican, moderate Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, has said he wishes the Senate would take the lead in investigating Russia's communications with top aides to the Trump campaign.

Global Media Le Pen brings pro-Russia stance to meeting with Putin
Author: 0 Le Pen brings pro-Russia stance to meeting with Putin

Other French voters, however, may be put off by her association with a leader widely seen in the west as autocratic. Russian Federation has been accused of interfering in the U.S. Putin clarified why he was meeting Le Pen in a brief introduction. Center-right candidate François Fillion, who has been dogged by corruption allegations in the race, took $50,000 to arrange a meeting between Putin and a Lebanese billionaire in 2015.

Author: 0 Paul Manafort Agrees To Interview On Russian Ties

Manafort worked as Trump's unpaid campaign chairman previous year from March until August, a period that included the Republican National Convention that nominated Trump in July. Records show Mr Manafort was known to route financial transactions through Cyprus. Federal prosecutors became interested in Manafort's activities years ago as part of a broad investigation to recover stolen Ukrainian assets after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych there in early 2014.

Global Media Senate Intel Committee Opens Hearing on Alleged Russian Interference
Author: 0 Senate Intel Committee Opens Hearing on Alleged Russian Interference

Meanwhile, frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has said his campaign was the target of propaganda published by Russian media. Watts is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on the Middle East and Senior Fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University.

Global Media U.S. patience for N.Korea is over -W.House
Author: 0 U.S. patience for N.Korea is over -W.House

Relations between Washington and Beijing have been rocked by Taiwan, trade and how to deal with North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday in a careful public display of cooperation.

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