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Time magazine points to Russian Federation as driver of Venezuelan Petro

Time magazine points to Russian Federation as driver of Venezuelan Petro Venezuelan officials condemned the ban, its president suggesting charges of a "crime against humanity" could be pursued against the U.S. Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency - a transparent attempt to circumvent sanctions through a forward sale of the country's oil - has sparked the anger of the nations that imposed those sanctions in the first place. [Full Article...]

Karen McDougal files lawsuit to discuss alleged Trump affair

Karen McDougal files lawsuit to discuss alleged Trump affair McDougal was paid $150,000 in 2016 for the rights to her story but AMI, led by Trump's friend David Pecker , never published a word. McDougal said her lawyer at the time , Keith Davidson , secretly negotiated with Michael Cohen , Trump's personal lawyer, on the AMI deal. [Full Article...]

Indian workers in Iraq confirmed dead

Indian workers in Iraq confirmed dead She also added that search operations led to a mound in Badoosh where locals said some bodies were buried and deep penetration radars were used to establish that the mound was a mass grave. India's ambassador to Iraq, Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, said at a press conference that Iraqi security forces had found a mass grave in the village of Badush near the northern city of Mosul, which was liberated f... [Full Article...]

Iranian Official Claims that European Missile Sanctions would Violate Nuclear Deal

Iranian Official Claims that European Missile Sanctions would Violate Nuclear Deal During their January meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the German leader told the Israeli premier that an American withdrawal would also split the West, pitting the United States and Israel against Germany, France, and the UK, along with Russia, China, and Iran, according to Israel's Channel 10 news. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Boosts Diesel And Gasoline Exports

Saudi Arabia Boosts Diesel And Gasoline Exports Prince Mohammed is starting a three-week trip across the U.S., his first visit since being designated the successor for his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. law that exposes Saudi Arabia to legal action over the 9/11 attacks, which Riyadh would dearly like to see removed. The US military is now supporting a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen . [Full Article...]

Syria's Assad Congratulates Putin On 'Natural' Victory

Syria's Assad Congratulates Putin On 'Natural' Victory In an effort to boost voter turnout , a variety of enticements were offered at some polling stations, including prizes for those who wore the best costumes, cancer screening and discounted food items. The 65-year-old former KGB officer has sought to use the campaign to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power, boasting of its "invincible" new nuclear weapons in a pre-election speech. [Full Article...]

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Tests After Tempe Pedestrian Death

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Tests After Tempe Pedestrian Death Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted Monday that the company was "thinking of the victim's family". Since January 2016, Ontario has allowed the testing of autonomous vehicles on provincial roads. Whatever the case, a person is dead and this could change the way that self-driving technology is perceived (and regulated) around the United States. [Full Article...]

Southeast Asia, Australia 'gravely' concerned by North Korean weapons

Southeast Asia, Australia 'gravely' concerned by North Korean weapons Definitely, however, statements supporting freedom of navigation, resolving issues through worldwide law and dialogue and support for the code of conduct are likely to be included in the ASEAN-Australia communique. At a news conference, the prime minister of Singapore, this year's ASEAN chair, touched on the proposed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [Full Article...]

Jim Carrey shocks with political paintings of White House figureheads

Jim Carrey shocks with political paintings of White House figureheads Carrey painted a caricature of 35-year-old Huckabee Sanders depicting her as a angry-looking woman complete with a ruddy complexion and furrowed brow. "And this is one more reason that I'm done with Hollywood". Btw, this is a classic example of bullying. "It would be their new Twitter avatar", tweeted one user. [Full Article...]

President Trump speaks on the opioid crisis

President Trump speaks on the opioid crisis The president's focus on punitive measures alarmed some in the public health community. She said she had not been contacted by the White House ahead of the president's visit to the city. Cities and counties have been fighting the opioid epidemic for years. "If all first responders have it, we could save so many lives". The four members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation, all of th... [Full Article...]

US bans transactions with Venezuela's digital currency: White House

US bans transactions with Venezuela's digital currency: White House In late February, Venezuela launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, a type of digital or virtual currency, backed by its crude oil reserves, as a new financing option against financial sanctions imposed by Washington, which forbid U.S. [Full Article...]

Dozens of U.S. business groups warn Trump vs imposing tariffs on China

Dozens of U.S. business groups warn Trump vs imposing tariffs on China A letter dated Sunday and signed by 45 industry trade groups says that imposing tariffs would only hurt U.S. businesses and consumers and would not be an effective way to reign in China's worst practices. The domestic steel industry said that with the USA representing Taiwan's largest steel export market, accounting for 13 percent of the country's steel exports, the imposition of the tariffs on st... [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Watch Issued As County Prepares for Snow

Winter Storm Watch Issued As County Prepares for Snow Just like last week's story that brought about 2 inches of wet snow to Danville, predicting accumulations remains tricky for forecasters: it all depends on the exact track of the storm and how much cold air is in place. Still several days out from the storm, the forecast could change. Boston is likely to get 8 to 12 inches, Philadelphia 10 inches and Trenton, New Jersey, a foot. [Full Article...]

Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Novichok Nerve Agent

Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Novichok Nerve Agent Johnson said he will brief European Union foreign ministers on the case Monday before meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Tests to independently verify the British findings are expected to take at least two weeks, Britain's Foreign Office said. [Full Article...]

Philippines hotel fire leaves three dead

Philippines hotel fire leaves three dead Yu said there are indications that the blaze could have started either at the mezzanine floor of the hotel or at the casino area, but the circumstances are still unclear. A fire broke out Sunday morning at the hotel in Manila , the Bureau of Fire Protection said. The Manila Pavilion said on its Facebook page that it would issue a full report once an investigation into the fire was completed. [Full Article...]

Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit Clifford sued Trump attorney Michael Cohen and a DE shell company called Essential Consultants LLC in a state court in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 6. Cohen obtained a preliminary restraining order against Clifford from an arbitrator in late February, though she does not believe she is bound by the order. [Full Article...]

White House: 'No Immediate Personnel Changes at This Time'

White House: 'No Immediate Personnel Changes at This Time' Kelly urged staffers that "we should do exactly that we do every day and that is come to work and do the very best job we can and that is exactly what we are focused on", Sanders said. Tillerson's sacking came less than two weeks after Trump's top economic advisor Gary Cohn quit in protest against the president's decision to levy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. [Full Article...]

Car-ramming terrorist admits he wanted to kill Israelis

Car-ramming terrorist admits he wanted to kill Israelis Assi's arrest did not bring comfort to Ben-Gal's widow, Miriam, who said it "will not bring him (Itamar) back home to me...and it will not prevent another terrorist from destroying another family's life". "We will not rest until we bring all those who cooperate with terror to justice, we will not allow terror to become an accepted norm", President Reuven Rivlin stated. [Full Article...]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appointed to second 5-year term The Communist Party's official organ People's Daily hailed Mr Xi as a "leader loved and respected by the people". Earlier on March 11, the National People's Congress passed a constitutional amendment to remove any term limits enabling Xi Jinping to hold presidential office well beyond 2023. [Full Article...]

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee

In Syria, at least 100 killed in attacks as more people flee Turkey and its Free Syrian Army allies have captured several villages in their push to capture the city, reports say. Government air strikes kill at least 46 people on Friday, as thousands of residents flee besieged area near Damascus . [Full Article...]


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