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Global Media Washington athlete going for gold at Special Olympics
Author: 0 Washington athlete going for gold at Special Olympics

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games were officially opened this evening during a Ceremony at the Planai-Stadion in Schladming in Austria. She'll join a gaggle of coaches and teammates from Washington and OR at the airport Saturday to head to Washington D.C.

Global Media NGOs criticise Turkey-EU deal on refugees
Author: 0 NGOs criticise Turkey-EU deal on refugees

Turkey's relations with Europe are plunging from bad to worse, raising the prospect of a sharp divorce if constitutional amendments to dramatically expand Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers pass a referendum next month. After the measure was outlawed, the 1999 death sentence against Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan - and others on death row - was commuted to life behind bars.

Global Media Brexit: Article 50 will be triggered next week
Author: 0 Brexit: Article 50 will be triggered next week

The UK government is seeking "a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe - a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union", Davis added. An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter. May received permission from the Parliament Houses last week to begin the negotiations.

Global Media Article 50 to be triggered on 29 March
Author: 0 Article 50 to be triggered on 29 March

The European Commission, whose chief negotiator Michel Barnier will spearhead the talks with London on behalf of the other 27 member states, said it was ready for the Brexit process. "It is clear that regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, civil justice co-operation of the type dealt with by these regulations will remain a necessity".

Global Media Key witness could take stand at Hernandez trial
Author: 0 Key witness could take stand at Hernandez trial

The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of killing the men after de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink at the club. He said Hernandez put the gun he had sold him "inside the engine...under the hood" of the SUV. That's when Bradley said Hernandez retrieved the gun from inside the hood of the SUV, placing it in the glove box.

Author: 0 Brexit: Three key things to watch as article 50 is triggered

The notification of triggering Article 50 of a key European Union treaty will come in the form of a letter delivered to Tusk - though it was unclear whether it would come through an actual letter or an electronic missive. Theresa May first came to Wales in the baking hot sun in Cardiff Bay last summer, a short time after she became Prime Minister. "We've been waiting for the negotiations to get started since Brexit was voted" - a referendum to the United Kingdom vote last June.

Author: 0 FBI confirms investigation into Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation

With gritted teeth, he said that would violate the agreement between the so-called "Five Eyes" intelligence agencies - the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand - not to spy on each other's citizens. "Even if there is some sort of intelligence that appears to point towards Russians might have hacked the DNC originally or something like that back in 2015, it is very hard to forensicly say definitively that it was the Russians because we know that the CIA can play it being the Russians ...

Global Media French airport attacker was under influence of alcohol, drugs
Author: 0 French airport attacker was under influence of alcohol, drugs

The results of an autopsy showed that Belgacem had a blood alcohol level of 0.93 grams per liter - nearly twice the legal driving limit in France - and had also taken cannabis and cocaine, AFP reported, citing judicial sources. Shortly after, he contacted his relatives to tell them he had "done something stupid", they told police. He also stole a vehicle before arriving at the airport.

Global Media Trump invites Egypt's Sisi to White House
Author: 0 Trump invites Egypt's Sisi to White House

Al-Ahram said in a front-page report that the two leaders will meet during the first week of April, in what will be el-Sisi's first visit to Washington since taking office in 2014. Morsi was and still is Egypt's first and only democratically elected leader. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Plaza Hotel on September 19, 2016 in NY.

Global Media Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses
Author: 0 Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

It said he was based in Golan. -Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said Monday. Gen. Herzi Halevy, their military intelligence chief, publicly declared that Israel does not want to see ISIS defeated in the war, and prefers ISIS over the Assad government.

Author: 0 Bitter partisanship on display at Supreme Court hearing

The answer is simple and has to do with the fact that law is not anything like science - and that what the Supreme Court does has little to do with the dispassionate application of clear laws to clear facts. Supreme Court building itself. The "nuclear option," as it is called on Capitol Hill, would allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with 51 votes, instead of the 60 that have traditionally been required in the Senate to break a filibuster.

Global Media Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan
Author: 0 Kurdish supporters in Frankfurt protest against Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spokesperson stated today (Sunday) that additional ministers will travel to Germany in order to attend rallies in support of the constitutional changes, a move that has already angered the German government and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Author: 0 Tokyo 2020: Olympic golf venue votes to admit women as full members

One of the oldest and most prestigious country clubs in Japan that is scheduled to host golf competitions in the 2020 Olympic Games voted Monday to allow females to join the club as full-time members. "We will continue to make our very best efforts to prepare for and deliver a successful Tokyo 2020 Games". The club's board met February 7 to discuss the matter and then held three meetings with full members to explain the situation and hear their views.

Global Media Person detained after hopping bike-rack barrier along White House fence
Author: 0 Person detained after hopping bike-rack barrier along White House fence

The Secret Service has been under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. He was arrested within two minutes after making it over the bike rack, a law enforcement source said. The Secret Service described it as an "ongoing criminal investigation". And as officials took the man to the ground, he said "this is a test". Rep.

Author: 0 Senators Spar Over Gorsuch's Nomination To Supreme Court

Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court's ideological balance is at stake. Invoking the nuclear option , as it is called on Capitol Hill, would end the need for Supreme Court nominees to receive 60 votes to break a filibuster and proceed to an up-or-down vote on the nomination that only requires a majority to confirm.

Author: 0 Article 50: A guide to Britain's untested plan for Brexit

The source said that there was "no specific date set yet for the European Council at 27, but we expect to need approximately four to six weeks to prepare and consult with the EU 27 member states". May has promised Britain will remain a "reliable ally" to the European Union and wants "practical arrangements" on law enforcement and intelligence cooperation.

Global Media Blue Buffalo issues third dog food recall in 2 months
Author: 0 Blue Buffalo issues third dog food recall in 2 months

The symptoms should resolve once the food is discontinued. The FDA has advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog, who has now fully recovered. Shoppers can check the dates on the bottom of the wet food cans. The canned food was distributed nationally and no other Blue Buffalo products are impacted.

Author: 0 White House 'peddling falsehoods over GCHQ Trump Tower spying claims'

Relations between Britain and the USA became tense after President Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer , accused GCHQ of spying during his presidential campaign. GCHQ issued a rare public statement slamming the accusation as "utterly ridiculous" and warned that it " should be ignored ". The claims of GCHQ involvement were initially made by former judge Andrew Napolitano .

Global Media Wales' claims to be investigated
Author: 0 Wales' claims to be investigated

Whistles from the crowd grew louder as Halfpenny scored another two penalties either side of one from Lopez to put Wales 18-13 to the good with nine minutes to play. It's down to the referee to spot it. "They only had one angle". However, Wales have already lodged a complaint with the Six Nations, and investigations into both incidents are sure to be held, along with a review of Barnes' performance given his failure to award either a penalty try or anther yellow card as the Welsh ...

Global Media Senate intel panel: 'No indication' Trump Tower was tapped
Author: 0 Senate intel panel: 'No indication' Trump Tower was tapped

When pressed for further evidence, Spicer chastised the media for focusing so much attention on comments disparaging Trump's claim about surveillance. And on the president's ongoing stream of executive orders starting the fulfillment of numerous campaign promises. "They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored", a spokesperson said.

Global Media 'Snap election' ruled out by Downing Street
Author: 0 'Snap election' ruled out by Downing Street

If a 4 May election was to go ahead it would require May to seek and acquire a two-thirds Commons majority in support, which was because of the Fixed Term Parliament Act. "I would not be advising her to take that risk". He also said voters had become less predictable, adding: "Electorates tend to say, 'For goodness sake, get on with the job'".

Global Media Jesse Lingard wonderstrike overshadowed with weird celebration
Author: 0 Jesse Lingard wonderstrike overshadowed with weird celebration

The Red Devils sealed a 3-1 win at the Riverside, with an emotionally charged Mourinho heading off down the tunnel as United scored the game sealing third goal in stoppage time. April is now shaping up as a season-defining month for Pep Guardiola's team with trips to Arsenal (twice), Chelsea, Southampton and a home clash with a resilient Hull side all on the horizon.

Global Media Local BSP leader shot dead in UPs Allahabad district
Author: 0 Local BSP leader shot dead in UPs Allahabad district

Sources said that he fell down immediately and the accused fled from the spot. Mathur also added that Shami, a five-time president of the Mauaima block, was also allegedly involved in a number of criminal cases including cases of murder and dacoity.

Author: 0 Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums'

In a similar vein, Merkel has sought to remind - some in the White House would say lecture - the real estate mogul about democratic values. "I think Germany views the United States with equal portions of puzzlement and concern at the moment", said Jeff Rathke, senior fellow and deputy director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Global Media Stephen Hawking fears he 'may not be welcome' in Donald Trump's America
Author: 0 Stephen Hawking fears he 'may not be welcome' in Donald Trump's America

Professor Hawking also warned that leaving Europe "threatens Britain's status as a world leader in science and innovation ". When questioned about Brexit, Hawking, who has opposed the United Kingdom divorce from the European Union right from the start, said that the government should pursue the road to a "hard Brexit", as that would make the United Kingdom look "isolated and inward-looking".

Global Media Hindu hard-liner sworn in as leader of India's largest state
Author: 0 Hindu hard-liner sworn in as leader of India's largest state

The outcome tightened Modi's grip on his party, with his boosters casting the vote as another thumping endorsement for his development agenda. When UP develops, India develops'. The 44 year old, who was born Ajay Mohan Bisht, had warmer words for President Donald Trump's controversial initial travel ban restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries back in January.

Global Media Plane crash in South Sudan kills 44
Author: 0 Plane crash in South Sudan kills 44

Photos from the scene show fire engines at the scene of the horrific incident. Smoke filled the air as firefighters arrived at the scene of the air disaster and poured water on the plane's smouldering remains. The flight was arriving from the capital of Juba, according to BBC. At least 9 people were reprtedly pulled out from the debris alive. The crash is believed to have happened when the plane came down to land after flying from Juba to Wau .

Author: 0 Investigator dismisses Trump's claim Obama tapped his phone

But the hearing Monday is about much more than the unfounded accusations first lodged on Twitter -- its main objective is to look at how Russia interfered with last year's presidential election, and to understand Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiries into whether any USA citizens helped the Russian government.

Author: 0 Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29

Once the draft negotiating guidelines have been accepted, the European Commission will legally recommend the starting of talks. "There is no queue to join the European Union and we have had several voices over recent times saying that if Scotland wanted to be in the EU then there would be a very open warm reception for that", Sturgeon told Sky News.

Global Media Uttar Pradesh gets Hindu firebrand leader
Author: 0 Uttar Pradesh gets Hindu firebrand leader

But they have been proven wrong with the nomination of extremist Yogi as the chief minister of UP. "I have vast confidence that this new team [headed by Adityanath] will leave no stone unturned in making Uttar Pradesh [northern state] into Uttam Pradesh [excellent state]", tweeted Mr Modi.

Global Media Norway named the world's happiest country
Author: 0 Norway named the world's happiest country

The UAE has risen seven places to 21st on the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's World Happiness Report after losing places in the past four years. But its people are not happier than 25 years ago, the report found. Sachs suggested five means by which to improve social trust: campaign finance reform, policies aimed at reducing income inequality (such as public financing of health), improved social relations between native born and immigrant Americans, working to move past the ...

Global Media Japan, Russia resume security talks after 3 years
Author: 0 Japan, Russia resume security talks after 3 years

Lavrov met with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Tomomi Inada. But Japan and its key ally the United States have developed close coordination over ballistic missile defense and part of the US ballistic missile defense has been deployed in Japan, such as X-band Radar, which can accurately track ballistic missiles, and BMD-capable Aegis ships.

Global Media Hardline Hindu priest becomes UP chief minister
Author: 0 Hardline Hindu priest becomes UP chief minister

It would not be exaggeration that UP is critical for the BJP and Modi's chances in 2019. BJP has appointed a priest as chief minister who will not take forward the agenda of development but will push the RSS agenda. However, it is also the country's most politically important state because it sends the most number of MPs - 80 - to the federal Parliament. "This is a watershed moment in the history of BJP", Venkaiah Naidu, Federal Information & Broadcasting Minister told reporters after BJP ...

Global Media Netanyahu targets close commercial ties between Israel and China
Author: 0 Netanyahu targets close commercial ties between Israel and China

Kahlon heads the Kulanu party, a centre-right partner in Netanyahu's Likud-led coalition. Netanyahu is also having a tougher time with the Trump administration than some in Israel foresaw. Netanyahu also told Li that he looked forward to discussing the region's security situation with China. The prime minister said at a meeting of his Likud party on Saturday that it would be "unacceptable" to allow the broadcaster to begin operations as scheduled next month.

Global Media New WiFi system using infrared boosts connectivity by 100 times
Author: 0 New WiFi system using infrared boosts connectivity by 100 times

The wireless data comes from a few central "light antennas", which can be mounted on the ceiling, that are able to precisely direct the rays of light supplied by an optical fibre. The best system available today can achieve a total of 300 Mbit/s, which is 100 times less than the speed of the LiFi. The team compares this with the average connection speed in the Netherlands, which is two thousand times less (17.6 Mbit/s).

Global Media Germany's Merkel calls for standardised European rules on using data
Author: 0 Germany's Merkel calls for standardised European rules on using data

Neither leader named the USA government as they opened the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, but both used the opportunity to distance themselves from protectionist tendencies coming from the Trump administration. Both called for a free trade deal to be reached quickly between Japan and the European Union, in comments made after G20 finance ministers and central bankers dropped a long-standing mention of open trade in their final communique after a two-day meeting in Germany.

Author: 0 Prospect of Turkey's accession to European Union more unlikely: Germany

Relations between Berlin and Ankara have soured recently over a German Parliament resolution labeling the 20th century killing of Armenians as "genocide", Turkey's crackdown on the opposition and civil society following a failed coup last summer, and appearances in Germany by Turkish officials campaigning for constitutional change in an upcoming referendum.

Author: 0 Britain to launch Brexit process on March 29

Mrs May said past year that she meant to notify the European Union of the UK's intention to leave by the end of March. Britain's ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, informed the office of European Council president Donald Tusk on Monday morning of the Prime Minister's plans.

Author: 0 North announces successful test of powerful engine

Kim Jong-un hailed his nation's missile engine launch on Sunday as the "new birth" of North Korean rocket industry. The report indicated that the engine is to be used for North Korea's space and satellite-launching program. "The leader (Kim) noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it declared a new birth", of North Korea's rocket industry, KCNA said.

Author: 0 Trump budget could be 'devastating' to state

Mulvaney as a founding member.Those who knew Mr. Mulvaney before he was the nation's budget guru say that such gestures are typical of a man whose hard-line leanings in Congress belied a collegial style . In FY 2018, an extra $54 billion in defense spending would be offset by an equal amount of nondefense cuts, but that still does nothing to reduce a crushing $20 trillion national debt or reduce the overall size of government.

Global Media Pres. Duterte to push global campaign against transnational crimes in Myanmar, Thailand
Author: 0 Pres. Duterte to push global campaign against transnational crimes in Myanmar, Thailand

Aside from meeting President U Htin Kyaw, Duterte will also meet with Myanmar's leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander in Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. "With expanding Philippine businesses making their marks around the region and in Myanmar, we can encourage collaboration in mutually beneficial sectors of growth, including in pharmaceuticals and food and beverage", the President stated in his departure message as he left for Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar ...

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