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Author: 0 David Rockefeller, US billionaire, dies at 101

David Rockefeller was the last surviving brother of his generation. They had six children: David Jr., Abby, Neva, Margaret, Richard and Eileen. He pledged $100 million to the Rockefeller University for capital improvements and graduate studies, and another $100 million will be going to Harvard.

Author: 0 Scotland will have new independence referendum: Leader

Scotland's deficit, larger than that of any EU Member State, would be a major obstacle to Sturgeon's original plan to have an independent Scotland join the EU. "Our belief in the United Kingdom and the European Union gives us a unique position in Scotland that no other party has". The publication of the motion coincided with Tory Prime Minister Theresa May confirming that the process on exiting the European Union and the European Single Market will begin on Friday 29 March.

Global Media Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas meets Trump envoy at Arab summit
Author: 0 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas meets Trump envoy at Arab summit

Mr Abbas is due to meet with Mr Trump, who has said he will prioritise a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, in Washington next month. The Palestinians and Arabs want Arab East Jerusalem - which Israel captured in a 1967 war and later annexed in a move not recognized internationally - as the capital of a future state encompassing the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Global Media Woman Arrested After Shots Fired Near Capitol, Police Say
Author: 0 Woman Arrested After Shots Fired Near Capitol, Police Say

Hill was not required to enter a plea and said little at her initial federal court appearance, where she stood dwarfed by her attorney, with her arms folded behind her back and wearing a green Aeropostale hoodie. The witness, on Capitol Hill to visit lawmakers, declined to permit her name to be used. "We saw somebody running and we heard three shots fired", she told NBC News.

Global Media K: One policeman killed, 11 injured in grenade attack
Author: 0 K: One policeman killed, 11 injured in grenade attack

Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a security force party in old city's Nowhatta area at around 6.30 p.m.as they were withdrawing from the area after the day's deployment. Immediately after the attack, police and paramilitary personnel laid siege around the area to conduct combing and search operation. This is the second major attack in Srinagar in last two days.

Author: 0 France's Le Pen renews anti-Islam remarks ahead of election

Although the first voting round is nearly a month away, it all shows that the race for France's highest office will be extremely fierce. Compared to Macron, 81 percent of voters supporting far right leader Le Pen informed that they will surely vote for her.

Global Media Michael Flynn seeks immunity for testimony in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Michael Flynn seeks immunity for testimony in Russian Federation probe

Mark Warner , the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, claimed that the committee has evidence that the Russian government deployed thousands of bots to spread disinformation aimed at influencing the election. "These covert, "black" operations influence target-audience opinions with regards to Russian Federation and undermine confidence in Western elected leaders, public officials, mainstream-media personalities, academic experts, and democracy itself".

Global Media Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Protections
Author: 0 Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Protections

The House of Representatives has voted to overturn a nationwide regulation meant to stop companies from selling your personal information without consent. The FCC has limited authority to regulate other web-based companies. It came after the Senate took the same action last week. Trade groups representing broadband providers and some other tech companies praised the House's vote to repeal the FCC rules.

Author: 0 Macron remains favourite in Presidential race - but only just

Le Pen, who has been buoyed by Donald Trump's election in the USA and Britain's decision to leave the European Union, accused Fillon of scaremongering. Typically only the two candidates facing off in the second round meet in a debate. Fillon, 63, who has slipped into third in the polls over accusations he paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for doing parliamentary work of which there is little record, tried to present himself as a safe and experienced pair of hands.

Global Media PM dedicates Chenani- Nashri tunnel to nation today
Author: 0 PM dedicates Chenani- Nashri tunnel to nation today

While the Congress sought recognition for initiating the project, separatists called for a shutdown in Srinagar . Every Indian wants to see Jammu and Kashmir. With the new tunnel, an estimated Rs 27 lakh of fuel will be saved per day. "The new tunnel's safety controls were developed by ABB in India, for effectively mitigating any fire emergencies".

Author: 0 White Supremacist Killed Homeless Black Man to 'Make a Statement'

Jackson, who stabbed Caughman multiple times around 11:30 p.m. on Monday night, told investigators that he was deterred from the other man when something "spooked" him, according to the Daily News . The NYPD released street surveillance video, published here by DNAinfo, that seems to show Jackson fleeing the scene of the assault. Jackson is a U.S.

Global Media Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to appease conservatives before House vote
Author: 0 Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to appease conservatives before House vote

While paying little attention to the details of the House Republican effort, Trump has put considerable effort into shoring up the bill, actively courting conservative lawmakers who say the bill is too similar to Obamacare. We will see the outcome of that decision in 2018. At a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday night, Trump said he wanted to add a provision to the bill that aims to lower prescription drug costs through a "competitive bidding process".

Author: 0 Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the accusations were false and part of an effort by Israel to "strengthen the blockade on the Gaza Strip" by "terrorising worldwide organisations so that they stop helping Gazans". Murtaja was said to have stored weapons, such as hand grenades and guns, in his home for Hamas. "This fraud was carried out in collusion with the senior ranks of Hamas in Gaza, headed by Ismail Haniyeh".

Global Media Israel PM warns enemies at missile defence ceremony
Author: 0 Israel PM warns enemies at missile defence ceremony

Israel on Sunday completed a layer to its missile defense system, making operational the David's Sling medium-range missile interceptor. And at the top are the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 systems, which are meant to engage long-range ballistic missiles.

Author: 0 South Africa's Zuma sacks finance minister

Gigaba succeeds Pravin Gordhan, a favorite of investors who was dumped by President Jacob Zuma this week after months of sparring with Zuma over control of the Treasury, the management of state-owned companies and the affordability of building nuclear plants.

Author: 0 Gilbert Baker, creator of rainbow flag, 'Gay Pride' symbol, dies at 65

His cause of death is not yet known. According to reports , the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) rights activist died in his sleep at his NY home. Baker began designing flags as the centerpiece of formal civic and state events, creating grand displays for the Premier of China, the President of France, The President of Venezuela, the President of the Philippines, the King of Spain, among many others.

Author: 0 Former Russian Anti-Putin Politician Killed In Ukraine

Through Russia's news agency, TASS, Zakharova said statements by " Kiev and the global media who put the blame of Russia within an hour after the murder. Voronenkov gave an interview in February with Radio Free Europe and during the interview, he called Russia's seizure of Crimea an "illegal mistake", reports the Independent .

Global Media Trump calls out 'sleepy eyes' Chuck Todd, slams 'fake news media'
Author: 0 Trump calls out 'sleepy eyes' Chuck Todd, slams 'fake news media'

In his tweets , Trump went directly after NBC News's Chuck Todd, called the Russian Federation scandal "phony", and doubled down on his bogus conspiracy theory that President Obama personally surveilled him during the campaign. Todd noted that the issues the Trump administration is facing are all "self-inflicted", adding that, "The Russia cloud is dark enough". Trump attacked Todd for his assessment Saturday morning and fell back on his preferred name for the media, calling it "fake news".

Global Media North Korean missile launch fails
Author: 0 North Korean missile launch fails

Earlier this month, the North successfully fired four missiles simultaneously in Japan's direction. Meanwhile, South Korea's Defense Ministry said that the North conducted an unsuccessful missile test from an air base in the eastern port of Wonsan Wednesday.

Author: 0 Ex-Korean president Park Geun-hye under prosecution probe

Prosecutors are not expected to question Park in the presence of former aides or her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil, all of whom have reportedly told the authorities that they can not participate for personal reasons, but prosecutors have not provided further details on that.

Author: 0 Pence: Trump is going to move the United States embassy in Israel

Netanyahu also thanked Trump over a recent USA budget request that "leaves military aid to Israel fully funded". "It leaves military aid to Israel fully funded even as the fiscal belt is pulled tighter". "Peace between Israel and Palestine is a top priority for the European Union and it will remain a top priority in our political agenda", said Mogherini.

Author: 0 Euro Higher After Macron Wins French Debate

She's self-assured, she knows how to try and convince voters. Macron came out as the most persuasive in the first debate, according to a BFMTV poll . Polls now show Mr. Fillon, the one-time favourite, crashing out in the first round behind Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Macron, following revelations of payments by Parliament to his wife and children as well as loans and lavish gifts from friends.

Author: 0 Israeli police arrest teen for bomb hoaxes

The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear. "We are troubled to learn that the individual suspected of making these threats against Jewish community centers, which play a central role in the Jewish community, as well as serve as inclusive and welcoming places for all, is reportedly Jewish", Krakow said .

Global Media Oxford-Cambridge boat races to go ahead despite WW2 bomb
Author: 0 Oxford-Cambridge boat races to go ahead despite WW2 bomb

On Saturday, police were called when a member of the public spotted the object in the River Thames near Putney Bridge, close to the starting line of the race. The first race between two all-male teams was held in 1829, but it was almost a century, 1927, before the women's race was first held. The winning Oxford boat featured the Cook brothers, Jamie and Ollie, along with William Warr, who raced for Cambridge in 2015.

Global Media Senate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigation
Author: 0 Senate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigation

Earlier this week, Senator Heinrich delivered a speech on the Senate floor to outline the facts on the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. One of Mr Flynn's lawyers, Robert Kelner, said they have had discussions with committee staff members, but Mr Flynn has not been contacted directly.

Global Media Blue Jays open to trading Melvin Upton Jr
Author: 0 Blue Jays open to trading Melvin Upton Jr

Darwin Barney hit a single up the middle with one out to score Jake Elmore from third to put the Blue Jays up 5-4 in the sixth. He will report to triple-A Buffalo. They went 3-3 in previous two-game sets against the New York Mets, Cincinnati and Boston. In that respect, Upton was amongst the leaders who helped Toronto claim a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon, however, within just a matter of hours afterwards, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Blue Jays are now ...

Global Media Hungarian leader lashes out at George Soros-founded school
Author: 0 Hungarian leader lashes out at George Soros-founded school

Now teaching 1,400 students from more than 100 countries, the English-language CEU ranks among the top 50 universities in the world in political science and global studies. Hungarians took to the streets to protest for academic freedom and against government legislation that a university funded by George Soros said is aimed at shutting it down.

Global Media German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival
Author: 0 German state vote a test for Merkel's party, resurgent rival

However, Conservative governor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer seemed to have brought the Schulz phenomenon to a screeching halt. While Schulz managed to increase support for the SPD nationwide, premier Kramp-Karrenbauer's strong popularity in Saarland secured a victory for the CDU in the tiny state bordering France.

Author: 0 Former Russian Lawmaker Killed in Kyiv

Reports said he was with his bodyguard. The attack prompted an exchange of fire between Voronenkov's bodyguard and the gunman, both of whom were injured. Voronenkov was a former lawmaker for the Communist Party in the State Duma . In a February interview with Radio Free Europe , Voronenkov called Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea a "mistake", and that the couple left the country because of pressure from Russian security services.

Author: 0 Prince William cements friendship with France

Talking to Vanity Fair , a trusted insider shared: "It was William's choice to go away, but make no mistake Kate wears the pants in their marriage, and she won't be happy with William's antics". The couple then threw a rugby ball around with youngsters in front of the Eiffel Tower. She chose a floor-length, heavily sequined dress for last night's gala dinner at the British's ambassador's residence, while Prince William's tuxedo was flawless for the 18th century ballroom setting.

Author: 0 Ahmed Kathrada, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 87

Kathrada's passing was mourned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation . When the ANC was banned in 1960, Kathrada went underground. It was a lesson he took personally, earning four university degrees through correspondence - in history, criminology, African politics and library science, two of them honors degrees.

Author: 0 US President Donald Trump urged to follow international standards to analyse deficit

Testimony from Flynn could help shed light on the conversations he had previous year with Sergei Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United States, while national security adviser for Trump's presidential campaign. Spicer also said countervailing duties were put in place to address the problem of other countries "dumping undervalued goods" into United States markets, which makes it "impossible" for homegrown businesses to compete with "artificially low prices".

Global Media If privacy rules are repealed, they must be replaced
Author: 0 If privacy rules are repealed, they must be replaced

House of Representatives voted 215-205 on Tuesday to repeal rules adopted a year ago by the Federal Communications Commission under then-President Barack Obama to require broadband providers to obtain consumer consent before using their data for advertising or marketing.

Author: 0 Pelosi: Nunes situation 'brings dishonor' to House intel panel

Spicer called Farkas' comments "devastating" and said they "raised serious concerns on whether or not there was an organized and widespread effort by the Obama administration to use and leak highly sensitive intelligence information for political purposes".

Author: 0 Israeli Teen Arrested for False Bomb Threats Around the World

At first Israeli police could not locate the suspect but then there were reports of threats at 16 Jewish centers in nine US states - Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Global Media Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101
Author: 0 Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

He was the only one of John D Rockefeller Jr's five sons who spent his entire professional career in the corporate world, rising to chief executive officer of Chase Manhattan Bank during his 35 years at the company. Born in 1915, Rockefeller grew up in a mansion in Manhattan and attended Harvard College and then the University of Chicago, where he received a PhD in Economics.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Begins to Scrutinize U.S. Trade Deficit

China's Ministry of Commerce has reacted to two new orders by US President Donald Trump calling for an investigation into trade abuses so as to reduce the US trade deficit . One of the executive orders calls for a full-scale 90-day investigation into every form of trade abuse that contributes to the US deficit, which totaled more than $502 billion in 2016.

Global Media Judge To Trump: No Protection For Speech Inciting Violence
Author: 0 Judge To Trump: No Protection For Speech Inciting Violence

On Friday, March 31, 2017, a federal judge rejected Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters during his campaign. They argued that Trump didn't intend for his supporters to use force. Judge Hale found ample facts supporting allegations that the protesters' injuries were a "direct and proximate result" of Mr Trump's actions.

Global Media Toshiba's Westinghouse Unit Is Filing for Bankruptcy Chapter
Author: 0 Toshiba's Westinghouse Unit Is Filing for Bankruptcy Chapter

While Westinghouse was responsible for reactor design, a company called S&W was responsible for on-site construction, Westinghouse wrote in its court filing (PDF). Its embattled shares rose 1.19 percent to sit at 219.8 yen by the break. It's also a potentially severe hit for SC, one of four states where Westinghouse's parent company, Toshiba , has been building new reactors in cooperation with local utilities.

Author: 0 NATO Must Lay Out Plan to Boost Spending by May Summit: Tillerson

TIllerson's remarks were met with skepticism by fellow top diplomats, including Germany's, who said meeting the goal would be "unrealistic". Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ties between European NATO members and the United States were "rock solid".

Author: 0 North Korea capable of killing millions of Americans: US intelligence officials

With the first installment of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II scheduled to be delivered to South Korea in 2018, North Korea appears to face the possibility of an aircraft that could render its jets obsolete. The North conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests past year, deepening concern in Washington that it could soon develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the U.S.

Author: 0 Badgers win thriller over No. 1 Nova, headed to Sweet 16

You may have been reading the headlines with regard to Wisconsin's upset over Villanova. It also was the 11th time in 14 years the No. 1 overall seed failed to win the national champion and the sixth time since 2010 that a No. The Badgers are heading to Madison Square Garden, not Villanova. Coach Jay Wright spoke for the team, saying his players are dealing with it, they're feeling down and will probably will be for a few days.

Author: 0 Israel to slow West Bank construction in deference to Trump's request

Palestinians, the United Nations, and Israeli activists lambasted the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday, a day after it gave the go-ahead for the first new West Bank settlement in 25 years. The new colony will be built to accommodate Jewish settlers evacuated from the illegal (even under Israel law) settlement of Amona in February after a court order was issued.