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Author: 0 Turkey's Rift with European Nations Over Pro-Erdogan Rallies Deepens

Turkey suspended high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands on Monday, banning the Dutch ambassador from the country and preventing diplomatic flights from landing in retaliation for the Dutch barring Ankara's ministers from speaking to rallies of overseas Turks.

Global Media EVM tampering issue: BJP's Keshav Prasad Maurya advices 'treatment' to Mayawati
Author: 0 EVM tampering issue: BJP's Keshav Prasad Maurya advices 'treatment' to Mayawati

Shah was clearly joking, but the tongue-in-cheek remark still seemed to pack a message: that Maurya was out of the race for the chief minister's post. Union home minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh, who won with the highest margin, is expected to get a Cabinet berth. While various names are in play, the BJP president is said to be holding parleys with RSS leaders to finalise a name.

Author: 0 Trump Approval, Voter Optimism on the Rise

The poll finds more intense opposition than support, with just 18 percent saying they strongly support the bill, while 38 percent say that they're strongly opposed to it. His approval rating during the first week of March was the worst for a newly elected president in more than six decades: 42 percent. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Author: 0 Trump touts success of Irish immigrants at St. Patrick's Day luncheon

Paul Murphy TD said "Donald Trump won't be welcomed in Ireland by the vast majority of people who oppose his racist, sexist agenda". 'That's something that, again, we will work with you diligently in this regard in the two sectors that we used to have a facility for E3 visas for young people who want to come to America and to work here.

Global Media Dollar trades in lower 113 yen range after Fed's rate hike
Author: 0 Dollar trades in lower 113 yen range after Fed's rate hike

The Dow had ended Wednesday with gains of 0.54 percent, while the S&P 500 added 0.84 percent and the Nasdaq 0.74 percent. The sigh of relief was heard across Asia as investors had feared faster US hikes and more political upheaval in Europe could spook funds out of emerging markets.

Author: 0 President Trump 'absolutely' plans Irish visit

Kenny said he briefed the United States president about Ireland's concerns about the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland. "There are millions out there who want to play their part for America, if you like, who want to make America great".

Global Media Media Freaks Over Who's Traveling With Tillerson To Asia
Author: 0 Media Freaks Over Who's Traveling With Tillerson To Asia

In a news conference on Wednesday, China's Premier Li Keqiang said "there are bright prospects for China-US cooperation". Tillerson was speaking in Tokyo at the beginning of his first visit to Asia as secretary of state. Besides issues of cooperation between Tokyo , Washington and Seoul to solve North Korea's nuclear issue, the sides discussed Japan's policy towards Russian Federation and the USA stance on this.

Author: 0 USA could tighten the screws on China to restrain N Korea

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will warn China's leaders that the U.S. is prepared to step up missile defences and pressure on Chinese financial institutions if they fail to use their influence to restrain North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes, according to several officials involved in planning his first mission to Asia this week.

Global Media PM Rutte leads Dutch exit polls ahead of populist Wilders
Author: 0 PM Rutte leads Dutch exit polls ahead of populist Wilders

The pro-European party for social equality gained 10 seats (for a total of 14) in parliament. "The thing is, I think the whole world around us is getting more extreme and it is just getting more polarized", he said . A spokesman for EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hailed it as a "vote against extremists" while one senior European source told AFP on condition of anonymity: "Common sense strikes back".

Global Media Oil Fell to Lowest in last three months
Author: 0 Oil Fell to Lowest in last three months

While Saudi Arabia remained the biggest oil supplier to India, ship tracking data and a report compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Research and Forecasts showed imports from Iran rose to 647,000 barrels per day (bpd) in February. OPEC's oil cuts helped stabilize prices, and until the past week or so, companies had started feeling good that prices wouldn't dip below $50/barrel.

Global Media Trump budget would cut Great Lakes' cleanup funding by 97 percent
Author: 0 Trump budget would cut Great Lakes' cleanup funding by 97 percent

Todd Ambs, campaign director for the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition, a group of 141 environmental and community groups committed to protecting the lakes, said he was particularly dismayed by the Trump Administration's explanation for zeroing out the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Global Media President Buhari presides over FEC meeting
Author: 0 President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Buhari (L) at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday - 15th March, 2017. It was learnt that NEC had earlier resolved to go and pay homage to the president in his office but later, the President offered to come down and meet them.

Global Media Hussain Haqqani is a worthless man, says Yousaf Raza Gilani
Author: 0 Hussain Haqqani is a worthless man, says Yousaf Raza Gilani

In his statement in the House, the minister said, the incidents mentioned in the article of Hussain Haqqani are on record as he mentioned to statement of the then Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and an article by former President Asif Ali Zardari.

Global Media Helen Zille's Political Enemies Are Jumping On Her Own Goal
Author: 0 Helen Zille's Political Enemies Are Jumping On Her Own Goal

The former DA leader later apologised and said it was not intended as a defence of colonialism. News24 reported that the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called for her to be recalled as premier. "Let's make this clear: colonialism, like apartheid, was a system of oppression and subjugation". The DA is party that is committed to redressing the wrongs of the past.

Global Media Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies
Author: 0 Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies

Documents released Thursday by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, include a November 13, 2015 email from a RT TV official indicating the broadcaster "would be covering the payment of General Flynn's fee from our London office".

Global Media Amanda Todd's accused cyberbully sentenced in Dutch court
Author: 0 Amanda Todd's accused cyberbully sentenced in Dutch court

A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse was sentenced Thursday to almost 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men. He's set to be extradited for that trial after the Dutch proceedings conclude, although he has appealed to stay in the Netherlands. Ayden Coban, accused of cyberbullying a Canadian teen who took her own life, has received a tough sentence on similar but separate charges by a court in the Netherlands.

Author: 0 Ryan Noncommittal on Trump's Budget Request

This budget is an outline of his policy priorities and are recommendations for Congress, which ultimately makes decisions about government spending. The nation's environmental regulator would see its funding slashed by 31% in a plan that calls for the discontinuation of funding for the "Clean Power Plan, worldwide climate programs, climate research and partner programs and other related activities".

Global Media New restrictions on recreational drone use in Canada
Author: 0 New restrictions on recreational drone use in Canada

The new rules force recreational drone operators to mark their drone with up-to-date contact information and mean they may not fly the drone at night; any higher than 90 metres; within seven metres of buildings, cars or people; or within nine kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aerodrome or water aerodrome where aircraft take off and land.

Global Media Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks Trump's Modified Travel Ban
Author: 0 Federal Judge in Hawaii Blocks Trump's Modified Travel Ban

The ban caused chaos nearly immediately after its release, with many travelers detained by airport security for hours despite having legal documentation to enter the country. Some people had taken off before the ban was signed, and it was unclear at the outset whether it applied to legal permanent residents, people with dual citizenship, or those who had already obtained visas.

Global Media Theresa May Has Blocked Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Independence Referendum
Author: 0 Theresa May Has Blocked Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish Independence Referendum

Also likely to be weighing on the currency was Scotland's request for another independence referendum, which will add more uncertainty to the Brexit process. "I think it would be a miscalculation and a blunder of epic and historic proportions". The Scottish question has posed a real dilemma for May who is going for a "hard Brexit", meaning giving up membership of the single market, something Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, does not agree with.

Global Media Kuwait calls for longer oil cuts
Author: 0 Kuwait calls for longer oil cuts

US inventories have climbed more than expected, causing prices to decline even as global producers cut their output, Kuwait's Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq said , according to Bloomberg . That's the highest since February 2015. But non-OPEC countries, some of which have also signed the output freeze deal, could undermine the deal. And according to the secondary sources , Saudi actually cut output further in February to 9.797 million barrels a day.

Global Media Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond in village
Author: 0 Sierra Leone pastor finds 706-carat diamond in village

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the diamond in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, which has built up an worldwide reputation as a one of the primary places diamonds are found. Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky said it could be "between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered" and such a find is very rare in a small mine.

Global Media Mexico violence: 250 skulls found in Veracruz mass grave
Author: 0 Mexico violence: 250 skulls found in Veracruz mass grave

In an interview with the Televisa network, Mr Winckler did not specify when the skulls were found or by whom. Mexican authorities announced today (Tuesday) that 250 human skulls were found in what seemed to serve as a mass grave site for drug cartel victims near Veracruz, Mexico.

Global Media 'We should never trust Russia' says UN Amb. Nikki Haley
Author: 0 'We should never trust Russia' says UN Amb. Nikki Haley

During the interview, Haley's first since she began working for the Trump administration, she also defended the president's travel ban while reiterating that she is opposed to a ban on Muslim immigration. "It's an ambassador's job to talk to everybody", she said. "I'm not going to comment on any of that", she said. "When these tweets come out, I mean, do I look at them and say, 'OK, where did that come from?' Yes".

Global Media Dutch elections: Rutte beats back challenge from anti-Muslim leader Wilders
Author: 0 Dutch elections: Rutte beats back challenge from anti-Muslim leader Wilders

Despite positive poll results in recent days Rutte was wary of the results. That would mean chaos for the Netherlands. "But I'm afraid it's going to be very fragmented and hard to form a government", he told AFP . The head of government from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will seek to remain in office, though her primary rival and current coalition partner's candidate Martin Schulz has been polling neck and neck with her.

Global Media Pirates OPEN FIRE at navy vessels from hijacked oil tanker
Author: 0 Pirates OPEN FIRE at navy vessels from hijacked oil tanker

Naval forces off the coast of Somalia have exchanged gunfire with armed men on board a hijacked oil tanker after trying to intercept a boat believed to be carrying supplies, officials said. According to Oceans Beyond Piracy ( OBP ), the Aris 13 was preparing to cut through the Socotra Gap between the tip of Somalia and the Yemeni island of Socotra.

Global Media Donald Trump tells Enda Kenny he intends to visit Ireland
Author: 0 Donald Trump tells Enda Kenny he intends to visit Ireland

Prior to their meeting Mr Kenny said he would raise the plight of illegal Irish immigrants. President Trump said that he has always loved Ireland wants to visit us here during his term in office. Asked whether he would visit, the US President added: "Absolutely, I'll be there for sure". "Language and words can be used by people in many regards.My comment was when he was running as a candidate in respect of the election to be held".

Global Media Trump Administration To Drop Climate Change From Environmental Review
Author: 0 Trump Administration To Drop Climate Change From Environmental Review

Global Change Research Program in 2016. Britain's efforts to tackle climate change and improve energy efficiency are not to blame for soaring household energy bills, the government's climate advisers said in a report on Thursday. "If Trump refuses to be serious about protecting our health and climate , or our publicly owned lands, then Congress must act, do its job, and reject this rigged budget".

Global Media Woman celebrating 21st birthday killed in gruesome auto crash
Author: 0 Woman celebrating 21st birthday killed in gruesome auto crash

The allegedly drunken driver tried to enter the bridge from Manhattan in the Brooklyn-bound lanes when he slammed the vehicle into a barrier dividing the inner and outer roadway, sources said. The Brooklyn-bound outer roadway of the bridge was closed for the police investigation. Police said that the driver is expected to be arrested after treatment for violating rules and driving while intoxicated.

Global Media Trump Proposes Eliminating National Endowment for the Arts
Author: 0 Trump Proposes Eliminating National Endowment for the Arts

As the NEH's founding legislation asserts, "An advanced civilization must not limit its efforts to science and technology alone, but must give full value and support to the other great branches of scholarly and cultural activity in order to achieve a better understanding of the past, a better analysis of the present, and a better view of the future".

Global Media Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul
Author: 0 Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul

Government forces responded with mortars and helicopter gunships strafed militant positions from above. "Our partners have rolled back ISIS territorial gains to the east, north and west of the city, capturing more than 7,400 square kilometers of territory", he noted.

Global Media 'Beauty And The Beast' And Malaysia Controversy: Disney Will Not Screen Movie
Author: 0 'Beauty And The Beast' And Malaysia Controversy: Disney Will Not Screen Movie

LGBT rights are mostly unrecognized in Malaysia , with sodomy still a crime punishable with jail time, and the country's attitudes towards the LGBT community largely shaped by Islam, the country's official religion. The moment has also been causing problems for the film in Russian Federation. He is a sort of sidekick/henchman to the film's villain Gaston. "It's just like, he's a gay character ".

Global Media 'Explosive' parcel at German ministry 'sent from Greece'
Author: 0 'Explosive' parcel at German ministry 'sent from Greece'

They did state that the package contained explosives sufficient to cause considerable injuries. It did not specify what Nemesis Plan was. A Greek police source said the claim was "most probably" authentic. "German police have informed us that the package, sent via Greek postal service ELTA, had Greek stamps on it", a police official told Reuters , declining to be named.

Global Media Cooler full of marijuana donated to Goodwill in Washington
Author: 0 Cooler full of marijuana donated to Goodwill in Washington

Police in Washington say someone may have donated their cooler without checking what was inside. Employees sorting through donations at the Monroe, Wash ., store found the weed on Monday. Police attempts at tracking down the owner have so far been unsuccessful, according to Willis. Despite many people on social media claiming the stash, authorities said no one has come looking for it.

Global Media Dutch populist fails election test. European leaders celebrate
Author: 0 Dutch populist fails election test. European leaders celebrate

With almost all votes counted his governing centre-right VVD party easily beat the anti-immigration, anti-EU Freedom party of Geert Wilders . After months leading the polls, Wilders slipped back in recent weeks. Mr Wilders had pledged to take the Netherlands out of the European Union, close all mosques and ban the Koran. With his broadest smile in months, the last administration's prime minister Mark Rutte welcomed the results making his VVD the largest party.

Global Media John McCain: Rand Paul 'Now Working for Vladimir Putin'
Author: 0 John McCain: Rand Paul 'Now Working for Vladimir Putin'

This warning did not stop Paul, who declared "I object", before leaving the chamber. "If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin , and I do not say that lightly". McCain then asked that the resolution be passed unanimously, prompting an objection from Paul who then exited the room. In late December, the motion on Montenegro was on the agenda of the previous US Senate, during the Obama's administration, but the unanimous consent was also blocked by ...

Global Media Trump Administration Argues Against Blocking Revised Travel Ban
Author: 0 Trump Administration Argues Against Blocking Revised Travel Ban

The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson , froze the travel ban before it was scheduled to take effect at midnight. The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges Wednesday across the country, asking judges in Hawaii, Maryland and Washington state to block the executive order that targets people from six predominantly Muslim countries.

Global Media PM to announce Snowy Hydro expansion plan
Author: 0 PM to announce Snowy Hydro expansion plan

In one hour it could produce 20 times the 100Mwh expected from the battery proposed by the South Australian Government, but would deliver it constantly for nearly a week (or 350,000 Mwh over seven days). It's believed a feasibility study will be completed by the end of 2017 with the search for expansion sites to be led by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Global Media Manohar Parrikar Set to Prove Majority in Assembly Today
Author: 0 Manohar Parrikar Set to Prove Majority in Assembly Today

On Punjab, Rahul, who had a brief interaction with reporters, thanked the people of the state for showing faith in the Congress and assured them that the Amarinder Singh government will work tirelessly to take the state forward. "I would like to say that the BJP won the election in UP and I would like to congratulate them". The BJP has claimed support of 32 MLAs in the 60- member assembly.

Global Media U.S. envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat
Author: 0 U.S. envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

Tensions are running high on the divided Korean Peninsula, and North Korea last week launched four missiles into seas off Japan and where the U.S.is now conducting annual military drills with South Korea. Pierce - who authored Perilous Path: The Misguided Foreign Policy of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry - likened the conditions within North Korea's borders to those inflicted on the Jewish people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Germans throughout Europe during World War II.

Global Media Barack Obama Reveals His 2017 March Madness Bracket
Author: 0 Barack Obama Reveals His 2017 March Madness Bracket

Obama picked the University of CT to win the 2017 women's tournament, which is probably the safest bet in all of March Madness. Obama agrees and has UConn beating Notre Dame in the final. He's picked Duke, Arizona, Kansas, and North Carolina to reach the Final Four, with North Carolina beating Duke in an all-ACC matchup. The biggest upset he picked on the men's side was just No.

Global Media Atlanta Jewish Community Center receives bomb threat
Author: 0 Atlanta Jewish Community Center receives bomb threat

Meanwhile, Juan M. Thompson, a St. Louis man charged with making bomb threats against several Jewish institutions, remains in custody. No threat has proved credible. Parents have removed dozens of children from the preschool. "It was reported that an email was sent to the JCC some time last night". That will likely depend, Posner said, on whether the person or people responsible for the calls is caught.

Global Media United Kingdom foreign secretary discusses drought on Somalia trip
Author: 0 United Kingdom foreign secretary discusses drought on Somalia trip

The United Kingdom is appealing for aid for Somalia's drought, which has been declared a national disaster amid warnings of a full-blown starvation by the United Nations. Later on Wednesday, Mr Johnson arrived in Uganda, one of the regional countries that have contributed peacekeeping forces to help support and protect Somalia's government.

Author: 0 Justin Trudeau Brought Ivanka Trump to a Broadway Musical About Helping Foreigners

Trudeau spoke to the audience last night. Michael Paulson, the theatre reporter with the New York Times , said the Counsel General of Canada has booked 500 seats for Canadians and friends of Canada in New York for tonight's show. During the visit, Ivanka was snapped making an extremely racy look towards the Canadian top dog. The show officially opened Sunday night with much fanfare, after successful runs in previews.