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Author: 0 Scottish independence vote may happen AFTER Brexit following climbdown by Sturgeon

On the issue of a second independence referendum, the First Minister said she would negotiate "within reason" on the timing of such a ballot with the Prime Minister . The Scottish Labour Party said Sturgeon failed to mention poverty once, but mentioned independence 13 times. Alfonso Dastis, Spain's Foreign Minister said if Scotland were to be independent they "would have to join the queue, meet the requirements, go through the recognised negotiating system and the end result will be ...

Author: 0 Following London Attack, UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor

Rudd claims that there is a need to ensure that WhatsApp and other services do not become "a secret place for terrorists", as their communications on encrypted platforms are protected from government surveillance. The FBI wanted Apple to disable the iPhone's features that reset the device and erased its contents after too many incorrect passcode entries. But they added they were also "determined" to find out whether he had been inspired by terrorist propaganda.

Global Media Chhetri stars as India beat Myanmar in 2019 Asian Cup qualifier
Author: 0 Chhetri stars as India beat Myanmar in 2019 Asian Cup qualifier

In the 70th minute, against the run of the play, Udanta outpaced his Myanmar marker and he was brought down inside the box. The best chance for the Indian team came at the stroke of the half-hour mark when Robin's through pass was skied by Jackichand Singh from a handshaking distance to leave the Indian dugout shell-shocked.

Author: 0 Tillerson visits as Turkey says its Syria campaign over

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in capital Ankara on Thursday, urging work with "legitimate actors" in fighting against the Islamic State (IS). "We have to reinforce the relationship between Turkey and the United States", said the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint press conference.

Author: 0 South Sudan rebels release 3 abducted foreign oil workers

The released hostages are "Ambross Edward and Muggy Vijaya Boopathy from India and Elias Hussain Gamal of Pakistan" further said the statement. Iyas Hussein Jamal, the released Pakistani worker, told reporters that "I was arrested on March 19, and received good treatment from the group which held me".

Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam's body back in Pyongyang: China

But the North denies this and denounced Malaysia's investigation into the death as an attempt to smear the secretive regime. "They will likely use the body to claim they were not responsible and tell an alternative narrative", said Professor Bridget Welsh, an expert on South-east Asian politics.

Global Media North Korea 'fails' in new missile test
Author: 0 North Korea 'fails' in new missile test

As Jason Strother tells our Newscast unit, the launch also coincides with a visit to South Korea from Joseph Yoon, the USA envoy on North Korea policy. "North Korea is ready to carry out a nuclear test at any time, depending on the leadership's decision". Roughly 80,000 US troops are stationed in South Korea and Japan.

Author: 0 President Xi Jingping to meet with President Trump next month

Also, he argued that the bilateral trade has created 2.6 million jobs in the US. The meeting will be the first between the leaders of the world's two biggest economies since Trump took office in January after criticizing China's trade practices on the campaign trail.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam's body released to North Korea

Malaysia has agreed to release the body of Kim Jong-Nam to North Korea in return for the release of nine Malaysians being held there. The three had been holed up in the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur for weeks. Malaysia also expelled the North Korean ambassador for being "diplomatically rude", though Najib later said that ties with Pyongyang would not be severed in a bid to calm relations.

Global Media Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight
Author: 0 Ryan says funding bill avoids shutdown fight

Ryan was less bellicose in an interview with CBS News, but he also threatened to undercut the influence of the conservative rebels by telling them that the president would just go around them by teaming up with Democratic House members.

Global Media India's western state of Gujarat approves life term for cow slaughter
Author: 0 India's western state of Gujarat approves life term for cow slaughter

With the amendment, cow slaughter will now attract life term in Gujarat. According to the new law, even if someone had a permit they would not be allowed to carry any meat at night. "We will introduce a bill in the ongoing budget session of the assembly", Rupani had said on 12 March at a function held in Junagadh, organised by Swaminarayan sect.

Author: 0 Scottish parliament votes in support of holding second independence referendum

She says there should be a new plebiscite on independence between fall 2018 and spring 2019, when details of Britain's divorce terms with the bloc are clear. The British government stated that it is not going to negotiate with Scotland about a new referendum on independence before Brexit , confirming the already stated position of London .

Global Media S. Korea ex-leader arrives at detention center
Author: 0 S. Korea ex-leader arrives at detention center

Charges against Park include bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets. After a heated debate over her arrest, The Seoul Central District Court said that she must be arrested to prevent her from either destroying evidence or fleeing the country.

Author: 0 In a letter to UK PM May, Scotland's leader demands independence vote

The economic uncertainty of an independent Scotland was a factor in the 2014 referendum , but Sturgeon has warned that Brexit could cost Scotland tens of thousands of jobs. She needs approval from the British government, which repeated yesterday that a vote on this timetable was "not appropriate" - although it has not ruled out the prospect of a later referendum.

Author: 0 'Significant' New Arrests Made in London Parliament Attack

London's top counterterror officer Mark Rowley said the attacker, Khalid Masood, previously used the name Adrian Russell Ajao . Eleven people have been arrested as part of the inquiry but Scotland Yard said only four remain in custody - two men aged 27 and 58 who were arrested in Birmingham on Thursday and a 32-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who were arrested in Manchester on Friday.

Author: 0 Women die as floods rise in NSW, Qld

Lismore, a major centre on the Wilsons River, had its 10.6 metre levee breached, with flood waters expected to peak at about 11.8 metres, the Bureau of Meteorology said. The mayor said Lismore is a known "flood" town, but many locals haven't faced such a major event in decades. Laidley Creek at Laidley has reached levels seen in the destructive 2013 floods.

Global Media Detroit Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested, ticketed for DUI
Author: 0 Detroit Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested, ticketed for DUI

The report stated that he had a blood alcohol content of.08, which is at the legal limit. Police say Caldwell-Pope was cooperative throughout the process. In four seasons in Detroit, he's averaged 11.7 points and shot 33.7 percent from the 3-point line. Caldwell-Pope will be a restricted free agent after this season and could face further discipline by the National Basketball Association, though any punishment likely would occur next season.

Global Media ISIS not able to flee to Syria: Iraq's Badr commander
Author: 0 ISIS not able to flee to Syria: Iraq's Badr commander

The natural sinkhole is now surrounded by landmines and impossible to inspect. ISIS militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi interior ministry official said .

Author: 0 New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

And if the co-pay is normally $10, they might pay a $3 co-pay because the government is paying the other $7. In the wake of last week's failed GOP effort to kill the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has indicated it could likely get a revised bill passed on a second try with support from just a few Democrats who are concerned with the present law.

Author: 0 Reason for device ban: Al-qaeda trying to hide explosives in laptops

Britain took similar action against airports in Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia, affecting devices larger than 16 centimeters (6.3 inches) in length, 9.3 cm (3.6 inches) in width and 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) in depth. Ms May's spokesman declined to discuss whether the new rules had been prompted by specific intelligence. The US Department of Homeland Security said people traveling from the airports that are included in the ban can not bring electronic devices bigger ...

Author: 0 Malaysians detained in N.Korea return

But the day after, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, adopted a more conciliatory tone, saying the dispute would be solved through quiet negotiations. So far, two women - one Indonesian and one Vietnamese - have been detained, along with a North Korean man. Then on March 7, four of Malaysia's diplomats and their families were barred from leaving North Korea .

Author: 0 House Intel chair orders Russia-Trump election hearings closed to public

He said that Nunes' explanation, that they needed time to question Comey and Rogers, "is at most a dodge", adding that the committee could hold that closed hearing "at any time". He said the panel would consult with Manafort's attorney on whether he would testify in public or private. Nunes said some Americans had had their names "unmasked" and their information had been distributed within the intelligence community .

Author: 0 Flynn seeks immunity for testimony

Flynn resigned in February after reportedly misleading White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about several phone conversations with the Russian ambassador during Trump's transition into the White House. No one has accepted the offer, the report said. Flynn was a top surrogate during Trump's presidential campaign, and briefly served as his National Security Advisor.

Author: 0 SKorean president hopeful praises Park's arrest

In October, it emerged that one of those children, Choi Soon-sil, had the trust and ear of Park the president, and had for decades. The 65-year-old daughter of late strongman Park Chung-Hee, has long maintained an elaborate hairstyle emulating her late mother - a popular figure among aged, conservative voters - and has refused to be seen by others without undergoing an hour-long daily routine at the hands of her stylists.

Author: 0 US Secretary of State Tillerson in Turkey for talks

But one demand Turkey may make of the the extradition of Fethullah Gulen , a cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania who Erdogan accuses of masterminding last summer's coup. The official said the U.S. ambassador was not giving Assad a free pass, and she called Assad a "war criminal" in an appearance Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

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

The rand has fallen 5 percent since its highest point on Thursday prior to the reshuffle. A group of the country's leading chief executives said on Friday that Gordhan's dismissal would have severe consequences for the economy and was a setback to the work done to avoid a credit ratings downgrade.

Global Media South Korea says lifting ferry will take hours
Author: 0 South Korea says lifting ferry will take hours

The vessel was lying more than 40 metres below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for a year ago, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather. He said the top of the ferry is now six meters (19 feet) above the water surface. South Korea's acting head of state has urged government officials to do their best to ensure a successful job salvaging the Sewol ferry.

Author: 0 Donald Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

The Freedom Caucus wanted a complete repeal of Obamacare, while the GOP bill, also called Trumpcare, only repealed parts of Obamacare. His tweet carried the implied threat that he will support challengers to the conservative rebels in Republican primaries.

Author: 0 Upcoming meeting with Xi to be hard

During the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly railed against the trade imbalance between the United States and China. It marks the pair's first meeting and comes amid heightened tensions between the USA and China on issues such as trade, Taiwan and North Korea's nuclear program.

Global Media New settlements in occupied West Bank
Author: 0 New settlements in occupied West Bank

If not possible to build in a current settlement, Israeli authorities would build adjacent to those areas. For almost a half-century, the Israeli military has occupied the West Bank , land Palestinians want for an independent state. Trump broke with longtime USA policy last month when he withheld clear support for an independent Palestine, saying he could endorse a one-nation solution to the conflict.

Author: 0 Don't Bother Trying To Outrun Italian Highway Patrol's New Squad Car

The police just got their second new 602-horsepower Huracan, which will be assigned to cover the Bologna area near Lamborghini's headquarters. Like other police cars, it comes with a gun holster, portable fire extinguisher, police radio, camera, and a computer.

Author: 0 London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, according to police

Only a 58-year-old man arrested on Thursday in Birmingham, the central English city where Masood lived, remained in custody on Saturday evening. Scotland Yard said Masood - who was shot dead by police - was born in Kent on Christmas Day in 1964.

Author: 0 The man from Mar-a-Lago says yes to Xi Jinping

The summit at Trump's Florida residence will be the first face-to-face meeting between the heads of the world's two most powerful nations and leading economies. Another state-run Chinese publication, China Daily, says the Palm Beach meeting "can certainly contribute a clear and constructive sense of direction to this crucial relationship".

Author: 0 Senate intelligence leaders: 20 people to be questioned, first hearing Thursday

They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation that has been marked by partisanship and disputes. The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday of ordering a "deliberate campaign carefully constructed to undermine" last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 North Carolina Repeals Transgender Bathroom Law

Roy Cooper more detailed ground rules about how state government must save money for the next fiscal emergency. Sgro says the proposed legislation doesn't change the fact that the law excludes LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections.

Author: 0 China urges Trump to ease high-tech export controls

Trump sharply criticized China during his presidential campaign for what he described as unfair Chinese trade practices. But Trump has said that China "has done little to help" in countering the belligerence of North Korea, a country he said in a tweet was "behaving very badly" and had been "playing the United States for years".

Author: 0 Brexit security row a misunderstanding, says minister

She said: "I hope that the British government will also approach the talks in this spirit". In her letter to Tusk formally giving notice to leave on Wednesday, May on several occasions said the talks on a new trade deal could happen while the exit negotiations happened.

Author: 0 Turkish president urges U.S. fighting IS with "legitimate actors"

Led by USA -based Fetullah Gulen, FETO is accused of orchestrating the July 2016 coup plot in Turkey as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Author: 0 Bennett to Trump: Move Over This Embassy

Greenblatt's recent meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas , were meant to send the message that Trump is "committed to forging a lasting peace in the Middle East", Pence told AIPAC .

Author: 0 Verhofstadt Hits Out at Security 'Blackmail' Threat in Brexit Letter From May

Britain is a European security powerhouse - one of only two nuclear powers in the bloc and with some of the world's most capable intelligence services. "I don't understand that because it wouldn't be in the interest of the United Kingdom because we're all facing the same security challenges", she said.

Author: 0 Congress Continues Investigation into Russian Federation

The California Republican acknowledged Monday that he met an unnamed source and reviewed intelligence reports at the White House complex before making public statements that associates of President Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance.

Author: 0 NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Trump has suffered defeats in the federal courts, which twice temporarily halted his travel ban on some foreigners, and in Congress, where discord among Republicans has stymied legislation to change Obama's signature health care law. Ryan said Trump called him and apologized. Pivoting to talk more generally about the job, Ryan, a former vice presidential nominee for his party, suggested this would be the top post in politics that he planned to reach.

Global Media No peace without Palestinian state: Jordan
Author: 0 No peace without Palestinian state: Jordan

Trump caused alarm among Palestinians and many parts of the global community in February when he broke with years of U.S. policy in support of the two-state solution, meaning an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. The Arab leaders urged unity and the need for peaceful solutions but had few specific plans to offer. LEADERS of the Arab world, who gathered in Amman for annual summit of the Arab League, have beamed out a firm message that they would not accept any unfair deal or ...