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Global Media Britain formally triggers Brexit with letter to EU
Author: 0 Britain formally triggers Brexit with letter to EU

Brexit will put British patients at the "back of the queue" for vital new drugs, the Government has been warned - forcing them to wait up to two years longerA medicines regulator has raised the alarm over a likely decision to pull out of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), as well as the EU itself.

Global Media Merkel's party had strong showing in regional vote
Author: 0 Merkel's party had strong showing in regional vote

Two more state elections - scheduled for May 7 in Schleswig-Holstein, the country's northern-most state, and May 14 in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia - will provide further evidence of where voters stand going into September's national vote.

Author: 0 Turkey 'spied on pro-Gulen opponents' in Germany

Swedish public service radio broadcaster SR reported that Turkey's ruling AK Party was putting pressure, via the Union of European Turkish Democrats, on Swedish Gulen supporters to supply information about fellow Gulen supporters in the country.

Author: 0 Iraqis pouring out of Mosul find no place at crowded camps

The official, who declined to be identified, said the incident took place as government forces closed in on Islamic State fighters in the Old City and other districts, in an offensive meant to crush the hardline group in what was once the de facto capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate.

Global Media China says Taiwan man being investigated for endangering state
Author: 0 China says Taiwan man being investigated for endangering state

On Tuesday, Lee's wife visited the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), a semi-official organisation handling business matters involving China. The Taiwan Association for Human Rights said Lee Ming-che disappeared after clearing immigration on March 19 in Macau and never showed up for a planned meeting later that day with a friend across the border in China city of Zhuhai.

Global Media Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths
Author: 0 Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

He said that his initial assessment is "that we probably had a role in these casualties", but what's not clear is "whether that strike is responsible for the casualties in question". "ISIS reportedly filled the house with people from the surrounding neighbourhood, including children, and then used the house to launch rocket-propelled grenades against the Iraqi security forces", said Mr Colville, quoting survivors.

Author: 0 Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote

But Sturgeon says it would be "democratically indefensible" for the British government to stand in the way of another vote. The Scottish parliament has voted in favour of making a formal request to the British government to hold a second independence referendum.

Author: 0 Putin meets Le Pen

In case the far-right presidential hopeful, who remains leader in the first round of election, faces The Republicans' party nominee Francois Fillon in the run-off, she is set to lose with 42 percent of votes against his 58 percent. Her visit to Chad has created a controversy with opposition parties in the country. "True to form, Sputnik's top story Friday led with National Front Treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just saying "[Putin] certainly doesn't intend to influence the French elections.

Author: 0 House should investigate Clinton, not me

That echoed a Sunday tweet in which he said the conservative House Freedom Caucus, along with the Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America, had "saved" Planned Parenthood and ObamaCare. The big item on Trump's schedule is the 2 p.m. signing of what the administration calls the "Energy Independence Executive Order", which is meant to roll back Obama's plan to combat global warming.

Global Media EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid
Author: 0 EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

The court said the Council had adopted "restrictive measures" in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, according to Anadolu Agency. The court also said one of the companies affected by the measures was Rosneft , which specializes in the oil and gas sector.

Author: 0 Scottish parliament backs second independence referendum

How she plans to handle the Brexit talks, or even her thought processes therein, are a closely guarded secret. In response to the debate, Sturgeon released a statement saying “todays vote must now be respected” and that it would be “utterly unsustainable” to try and oppose it.

Global Media UN's Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul
Author: 0 UN's Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul

US officials also are assessing the possibility that IS forced civilians to gather there to act as human shields or to lure the USA into attacking, he added. USA military officials insist there have been no changes to rules of engagement that lessen the risk for civilians. Starting with the surge into Mosul in December, they say, USA military advisers have been given more authority to call in some airstrikes that do not have to be approved through headquarters.

Author: 0 US vows to end "Israel-bashing" at United Nations

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley repeated her prior threats to punish criticism of Israel on Monday, boasting about creating a climate of fear at the which other diplomats are frightened to speak to her about recent efforts to condemn Israel's illegal colonization of the West Bank.

Global Media Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump anger new neighbours in Washington DC
Author: 0 Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump anger new neighbours in Washington DC

President Trump enjoyed a cozy Saturday dinner with daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner one day after his bid to repeal and replace Obamacare failed, thanks to obstructionist Democrats and RINOs. We're told that she'll be her father's "eyes and ears" in Washington . A White House spokesperson, on the other hand, has denied that the President is frustrated with Kushner.

Author: 0 Syria: Islamic State shells at Tabqa dam, forcing engineers to halt work

The UN has warned that damage to the dam "could lead to massive scale flooding across Raqa and as far away as Deir Ezzor" province downstream to the south-east. Warplanes targeted maintenance workers of the Euphrates Dam in Syria's Raqqa province, a monitor group has said. The director of the Syrian government's General Authority of Euphrates Dam, which formerly operated the huge project, blamed USA strikes in the past two days for disrupting internal control systems and putting the dam ...

Global Media Cosby lawyers ask to exclude his testimony on other women
Author: 0 Cosby lawyers ask to exclude his testimony on other women

They also want the jury selected weeks before the scheduled June 5 trial so jurors can prepare to be sequestered. "Defendant forecasts that jury selection will take weeks; we are confident that it will not", Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said, noting that it took just a day to pick jurors for the state attorney general's perjury trial a year ago.

Author: 0 South Africa take series 1-0 after rained-out final day

A day of milestones was partly overshadowed by an incident midway through the second session when Australian umpires Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford ordered the ball to be changed after 58.1 overs. Kane Williamson felt there were numerous positives to take out of New Zealand's global season even if they were deprived of a victorious climax to it by the Hamilton rain.

Author: 0 Trudeau Government Delivers Federal Budget

Uber Canada says it wants the federal government to hit the brakes on plans to charge GST/HST on ride-hailing fares. While promising new money over the long-term for affordable housing and child care, Finance Minister Bill Morneau heeded Bay Street's warnings to keep his hands off the treatment of capital gains and dividend income.

Global Media London attacks highlight importance of protecting borders, says France's Marine Le Pen
Author: 0 London attacks highlight importance of protecting borders, says France's Marine Le Pen

Opinion polls show French voters are turning away from establishment politicians and embracing Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen, who are both campaigning as outsiders. Trying to guess who won a presidential debate is a mug's game. Among her foreign policy objectives Le Pen has called for closer cooperation in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad and a rapprochement with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Author: 0 Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

USA -led coalition aircraft could be heard overhead as SDF forces manned positions on the dam. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 200 technicians are in Tabqa waiting for the fighting to stop so they can enter the facility and activate a main engine.

Global Media US President Donald Trump bulldozes Barack Obama's climate legacy with executive order
Author: 0 US President Donald Trump bulldozes Barack Obama's climate legacy with executive order

As with the Trump Administration's problematic travel bans, this United States policy about-face could be heading to the courts. Since being elected Trump has been mum on the Paris deal and the executive order does not address it. Officials said the order "will look back and it will look forward", providing the framework for a new Trump-era energy framework that will emphasize more production, more jobs and fewer environmental safeguards.

Author: 0 Gordhan: Ask the president about my call-back

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan confirmed that he and his team will return to South Africa following a "directive from the President of the Republic of South Africa". Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa led the government's delegation to the funeral, which included Gordhan. Zuma told officials from the party, which is allied to his ruling African National Congress, during a meeting on Monday in Johannesburg , according to the people, who were present and asked not to be identified because a ...

Author: 0 'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

He was promoted to the daytime programming division at ABC in LA and was put in charge of deciding which game shows the network would air. Chuck Barris , whose game show empire included The Dating Game , The Newlywed Game and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show , has died at 87.

Author: 0 Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

The storm weakened quickly as it moved inland and was downgraded to a tropical low by Wednesday morning. There is a major flood warning in place for the Don River, which flows through Bowen. As day broke, scenes of devastation began to emerge. At the port of Shute Harbour, 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Airlie Beach , the storm tossed around 30 vessels onto the rocks, Whitsundays Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said.

Author: 0 Nearly $1 million raised for family of murdered police officer Keith Palmer

Hetty also noted that their job was tricky but thanked them for being courageous. "He meant to ask her for marriage in the same day and this was unfortunately their destiny", Romanian ambassador Dan Mihalache told the BBC . As a tribute, London's Charlton Athletic football club placed a scarf on the stadium seat he held a season ticket. He explained: "All of a sudden, I see a large chap brandishing two knives attacking a policeman".

Author: 0 MCD elections: Delhi BJP wants UP CM Yogi Adityanath to boost campaign

If the government thinks that they are pleasing a community by attacking another, then this is bad", he added. "Whatever is illegal should be acted against". Singh further said that if a licensed slaughterhouse is contributing to pollution and affecting health, then it must be shut down temporarily in order to set things right.

Global Media Pakistan joins world community in observing Earth Hour
Author: 0 Pakistan joins world community in observing Earth Hour

The event is not aimed at demonstrably reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere - such an effort would require tens of millions of people to shut off lights for much longer than an hour. The WWF says the idea behind Earth Hour is to raise awareness rather than try to reduce power usage. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Philippines has been championing the switch-off since 2008 and has topped global participation records from 2009 to 2012 - earning it ...

Author: 0 Abbas expects Arab summit backing ahead of talks with Trump

It is the root cause of conflict in the region and its resolution is the key to peace and stability. DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) - The Palestinian president said Tuesday that he expects this year's Arab summit to deliver a "clear message to the world" about Palestinian rights.

Author: 0 'Punishing' Britain will hurt EU too: London mayor

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been one of the biggest critics of the way Brexit has been handled. "It is really important that even though we may leave the European Union, we carry on working closely with our friends across Europe", he told ITV London .

Global Media Jewish Israeli teen, 19, arrested over JCC bomb threats
Author: 0 Jewish Israeli teen, 19, arrested over JCC bomb threats

The US-based Anti-Defamation League said more than 150 bomb threats had been made against schools and Jewish community centres since January 9. He has been tied to "most" calls placed as part of a coordinated worldwide campaign of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions in the United States, Europe and New Zealand.

Author: 0 Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Flanked by coal miners as he signed the order, the President said: "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal". Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill online privacy regulations, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Author: 0 Whiteside's buzzer-beating tip-in lifts Heat past Pistons

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra paid center Hassan Whiteside a left-handed compliment. Detroit lost its fifth straight and eighth in nine games ( see full recap ). The Heat and Pistons split the season series at two games apiece. The Pistons began the night in 10th place, needing to leapfrog both Chicago and Miami with the Bulls a game ahead and holding the tiebreaker over the Pistons and Miami 1½ games up with Wednesday's result giving the tiebreaker edge to the victor.

Author: 0 Swiss foreign minister warns Turkey against illegal spying

Under the proposed far-reaching changes to the executive branch of government that will be voted on next month, the power to appoint and dismiss government ministers would become the purview of the president rather than the prime minister. Germany and the Netherlands, both home to many expatriate Turks with the right to vote in the referendum, have said the decision to ban several planned rallies was taken on security grounds and was not politically motivated.

Author: 0 Arab summit to endorse Palestinian positions with eye on US

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini yesterday (27 March) reiterated the EU's commitment to a two-state solution and its opposition to Israel's settlements in Palestine. Meanwhile, regarding the withdrawal from the territory - but excluding large Israeli settlements blocs constructed in Palestinian territory in violation of worldwide law - the majority of Israelis (57 percent) still opposed it.

Author: 0 South Korean prosecutors call in SK Group officials for questioning

Park's lawyer said she would "cooperate" with the probe. The development was announced on Wednesday by a spokesman for the prosecutors' office in Seoul . By law, South Korea must hold a national vote to find her successor within two months of the ruling. "It's hard to say that the dogs were abandoned when it seems they are being taken care of and fed properly, and will likely receive medical attention when they need it", said Lee Hyeongchan, a veterinarian-turned-lawyer.

Author: 0 Police probe alleged threats to assault victim

The Associated Press reports that the girl was apparently raped "by five or six men or boys" in the video, which was watched live by dozens of people. Police told The Washington Post that the teen's family reported her missing Sunday. After meeting with the mother, Johnson ordered detectives to investigate, and a missing person bulletin was issued Monday night, Giancamilli said.

Author: 0 Trump signals support for another run at repealing Obamacare

It's going to be another dicey battle on Capitol Hill. But repeal and replace was a promise that helped get Trump elected too. Members of the House Freedom Caucus, meanwhile, who were opposed to the bill, are grappling now with public admonishment from their new President.

Author: 0 Chinese president offers warm words for Tillerson

It is Tillerson's first visit to China since he assumed office last month. On Monday, the North Korean paper wrote that the firing of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, called Pukguksong-2, on February 12 and four ballistic missiles on March 6 were steps to fight "constant US invasion intimidation".

Author: 0 South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

The bones were discovered after the wreck was brought back to the surface last week and placed onto a semi-submersible ship to bring it back to shore three years after it sank. It's hard to withhold our feeling of devastation'. The disaster quickly highlighted the government's inadequate emergency protocol, but it also exposed deep-seated issues of corruption and failed regulations, sparking public outrage that in part fueled the recent ouster of President Park Geun-hye.

Global Media RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Author: 0 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Even then, the Presidential candidates had come to "Matoshree" to discuss the elections", the Sena leader said. "That is never going to happen", Bhagwat said in Marathi while interacting with media persons here. Following Raut's statement, the Congress had reacted sharply and said that they wouldn't consider his name as his ideology is totally different that the grand old party of India.

Author: 0 Vienna JC Penney not set for closure

Back in February, J.C Penney announced they'd be closing more than 100 stores nationwide. It was not immediately clear Friday how many people work at the Connecticut Post Mall store. Penney. "It's disappointing to see our region caught up in a national trend of these types of stores closing in the face of online sales and changing shopping trends", said Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert.

Global Media What's in a name? He's Yogi Adityanath again!
Author: 0 What's in a name? He's Yogi Adityanath again!

The city saw major crackdown on unlicensed meat shops by police after the new chief minister Yogi Adityanath took charge. With the indefinite strike called by meat vendors affecting several establishments in the state, the meat seller on 28 March, 2017 urged the Uttar Pradesh Government to come up with provision so that legal shop owners can work without any problem.

Global Media Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments
Author: 0 Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

Arab leaders are gathering for an annual summit where the call for Palestinian statehood is to take center stage. "On the Palestinian issue, the resolutions are based on a clear vision toward a peace that leads to the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 67 borders", he said.

Author: 0 US official says there's a 'fair chance' airstrike killed civilians in Mosul

Townsend attempted to absolve the USA of responsibility for the deaths, say investigatos were trying to determine whether Islamic State militants had "deliberately" lured American aircraft to the location after gathering civilians to hide in the building, or whether the Islamic State had been using the civilians as human shields .

Global Media Theresa May to trigger Article 50 for Brexit today
Author: 0 Theresa May to trigger Article 50 for Brexit today

The official Article 50 exit process is due to begin on Wednesday after 1:30 pm Brussels time (11:30 am GMT), when the Britain's Ambassador to the EU, Tim Borrow is expected to hand over the letter to the Council President Donald Tusk . The Hina news agency also quoted Plenkovic as saying that Brexit was a "big, huge mistake" whose negative consequences will be felt primarily in Britain.

Author: 0 Germany must pay more for defense USA provides

Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim that the country owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation large sums for underspending on defence. In a tweet from his Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, the president wrote that he had a "great" meeting with Merkel this week, despite reports to the contrary.

Author: 0 Former Egyptian president Mubarak freed from military hospital

He's been released from the prison. Earlier this month, an appeals court cleared him of being involved in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his rule over the country. Yemen's Saleh joined his erstwhile enemies in a new battle for power that has driven into starvation a country on the fringes of the Gulf, one of the world's richest oil-producing regions.

Global Media Russian state bank says it met with Kushner
Author: 0 Russian state bank says it met with Kushner

Jared Kushner has agreed to speak to the committee, which is conducting an investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, including whether there are any ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin, the White House said. A White House spokesman, Hope Hicks, confirmed those meetings, saying that nothing of outcome was discussed and that they went nowhere. The White House confirmed that Kushner had volunteered to answer questions about arranging meetings with the Russian ...

Global Media French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election
Author: 0 French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election

French opinion polls show Macron winning the election in a second-round vote where he would face off against Le Pen with Hamon set for a humiliating fifth place in the first-ound eliminator. Valls' endorsement is a mixed blessing for Macron, even though their political views are not far apart. He has never held elected office. The pro-business Valls has been scathing about his former education minister.