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French Government To Set The Age Of Sexual Consent At 15

French Government To Set The Age Of Sexual Consent At 15 In order to charge an offender with rape, prosecutors must prove the sex was forced. Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said the "government has made a decision to set the age at 15", after consultations with the public and an expert panel, according to French news agency AFP . [Full Article...]

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Ktaka, says Siddaramaiah

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Ktaka, says Siddaramaiah This is because the BJP refrained from raising anything touching on religion or issues relating to food habits that irked people across the country sometime ago. Zeliang of the Naga People's Front (NPF) as the victor of the Tenning constituency instead of Namri Nchang of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). [Full Article...]

Opposition wants debate in LS on PNB fraud tomorrow

Opposition wants debate in LS on PNB fraud tomorrow O'Brien, indicating that the election victory in Tripura will not make things easy for the BJP. The BJP has already claimed that PNB scam involving billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi started during the UPA rule and the present government acted swiftly once the fraud came to the fore. [Full Article...]

Merkel finally gets a coalition

Merkel finally gets a coalition Priorities included worldwide trade policy, on which many jobs in Europe's largest economy depend, ensuring open competition with China and dealing with the "scary situation" in Syria. SPD leaders, under pressure to revive their party after suffering their worst result in September's election since Germany became a federal republic in 1949, have vowed to fight the conservatives on major issues. [Full Article...]

Oscars Reportedly Planning To Address Trump & Stormy Daniels Affair

Oscars Reportedly Planning To Address Trump & Stormy Daniels Affair Last month Cohen said he paid the $130,000 - given to Daniels for her signing of a non-disclosure agreement - out of his own pocket, adding that it didn't break any laws. Previously, Cohen and White House representatives have denied Trump and Daniels had sexual relations. Some members of Congress have started to show interest in Cohen's payment to Daniels as it might have violated campaign-f... [Full Article...]

DACA permit deadline arrives with diminished sense of urgency

DACA permit deadline arrives with diminished sense of urgency Monday was the deadline for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program but the deadline is now relatively nonexistent because of court orders. That created a massive backlog of renewal applications, which can take three to five months for the agency to process. The Department of Homeland Security was going to renew two-year DACA permits that expired before March 5, and Monday was to be ... [Full Article...]

Police Need Help Identifying Possible Victim

Police Need Help Identifying Possible Victim Idsinga declined to say how police obtained the picture of the dead man. The other four sets of remains are still unidentified, officials said. It's not clear if the remains of the seventh man are of the same man seen in the picture released by police. [Full Article...]

Germany's Political Parties Have Finally Agreed On A New Government

Germany's Political Parties Have Finally Agreed On A New Government But it is surely the beginning of the end. Furthermore, the CDU itself will be preoccupied by the leadership succession question as this will be Ms Merkel's last term. German lawmakers are expected to re-elect Merkel as chancellor on March 14. However, he added: 'The new government could be more important for Europe than for the domestic economy as without this agreement it would have been hard,... [Full Article...]

Iran criticises France over missile programme stance

Iran criticises France over missile programme stance The French minister will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior officials during the two-day visit, the spokesperson added. The State Department has instructed its negotiators that any agreement must address Iran's ballistic-missile program and inspector access to Iranian military sites, extending the date when key provisions of the agreement expire, accordi... [Full Article...]

First man in history to run "four minute mile" dies at 88

First man in history to run Coe, who had learned the news just before the launch of a new IAAF Heritage initiative created to showcase the sport's former greats such as Bannister, said:"This is a day of intense sadness both for our nation and for all of us in athletics". [Full Article...]

Man shoots himself near White House

Man shoots himself near White House The District of Columbia Police Department said in a tweet that an "adult male has been declared deceased". Though President Trump was not in the White House at the time, he left Florida yesterday afternoon to return to DC to attend the Gridiron club dinner. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation explaines why Putin's warnings about nuclear weapons unacceptable

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation explaines why Putin's warnings about nuclear weapons unacceptable Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that he can not "respond" to the US's accusations of Russian election interference "if they do not violate Russian laws". "No maps were used there, these are absolutely symbolic contours, there is not any tie-up to any concrete country", he said. "This is a formal declaration of a new Cold War", independent security analyst Alexander Golts told AFP... [Full Article...]

Santa Fe High students rally for tougher gun laws

Santa Fe High students rally for tougher gun laws He said after being alerted to the threat, school officials were able to pinpoint the account the threat originated from. One of the three students also faces an additional charge of unlawfully carrying of a handgun. The organizers are coordinating with CHS administration, in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Students have since been allowed to leave school , but only wi... [Full Article...]

European Union gives tech companies three months to combat terrorist content

European Union gives tech companies three months to combat terrorist content The Commission also stated that internet companies needed to be prepared to take down extremist content within an hour of being notified. For right now though, the Commission hopes that social networks continue their efforts like they did with hate speech and scope in on terrorist content online. [Full Article...]

White House denies national security advisor McMaster set to exit

White House denies national security advisor McMaster set to exit CNN reported last week that the Pentagon was looking for a military job for McMaster. "There are no personnel announcements at this time ". Catz was on President Trump's transition team, and was previously mentioned as a potential Director of National Intelligence. [Full Article...]

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Arrives in Delhi on Three-day Visit

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Arrives in Delhi on Three-day Visit The three agreements signed between the two sides include two memorandums of understaning (MoUs) - one on to establish a framework for enhancing economic and trade promotion and the other to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. [Full Article...]

Kabul vehicle bomb attack: Two Australian nationals wounded says Julie Bishop

Kabul vehicle bomb attack: Two Australian nationals wounded says Julie Bishop Residents walk through the site of the suicide attack in Kabul , Afghanistan, on Friday. The bombing comes just two days after Afghan president Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan for peace talks with the Taliban, including a proposal to eventually recognize them as a political party. [Full Article...]

United States envoy for N.Korea to retire after Trump rejects unconditional talks

United States envoy for N.Korea to retire after Trump rejects unconditional talks The possibility of talks between the two countries surfaced after senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol said during a meeting with South Korean officials that Pyongyang was willing to hold talks with Washington D.C. Trump, who has threatened military force against North Korea in sometimes colorful tones, is determined to stop Kim's government from perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile tha... [Full Article...]

Expropriation of land without compensation gets parliamentary green light

Expropriation of land without compensation gets parliamentary green light The motion, brought by the EFF leader Julius Malema, was adopted with a vote of 241 in support, and 83 against. Meanwhile, AgriSA said Parliament had failed to rationally argue the impact for agriculture and the economy while debating a motion to pave way for the government's policy of acquiring land without compensation. [Full Article...]

Kremlin says no interest in U.S. arms race in 'invincible weapons' row

Kremlin says no interest in U.S. arms race in 'invincible weapons' row Among weapons that Putin said were either in development or ready was a new intercontinental ballistic missile "with a practically unlimited range" able to attack via the North and South Poles and bypass any missile defence systems. Washington immediately accused Moscow of breaching Cold War-era arms treaties, with a State Department spokeswoman saying it was "unfortunate" to have watched a vide... [Full Article...]


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