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European Union says talks 'the prime option' in USA tariffs row

Brussels is also looking at "safeguard" measures to protect its industry - restricting the bloc's imports of steel and aluminium to stop foreign supplies flooding the European market, which is allowed under World Trade Organisation rules. "We are prepared and will be prepared if need be to use rebalancing measures", European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told a press conference in Brussels. Read More »

There's a Casa Bonita expansion pack for the South Park game

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Ubisoft announced the new DLC alongside South Park Digital Studios, an expansion that'll be released relatively soon on March 20. In "From Dusk to Casa Bonita" players will need to work to free Mysterion's sister from the clutches of the Vamp kids who have descended upon Casa Bonita. Read More »

China foreign minister urges US-N.Korea dialogue

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But with the economy nearly at full employment, the increase in demand spurred by the $1.5-trillion tax package will probably be satisfied with imports, further worsening the trade deficit . as much as $600 billion a year, calling it possibly the "greatest transfer of wealth in history". "We're talking about a very crude implementation of a very blunt instrument", said Alex Capri, a professor of worldwide trade at the National University of Singapore. Read More »

Massive fire erupts at a chemical plant in India

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Initial reports suggest that the blast occurred when a boiler containing industrial solvent burst under high temperature and pressure due to irregular storage. According to Indian Express, the explosion triggered fires in at least five factory units nearby. The cause of the blast is not clear. "We are probing and the guilty will be charged under relevant sections of the IPC and we may recommend the government to cancel the manufacturing licence of the guilty units", the report quoted ... Read More »

Coveney to campaign for repeal of abortion law

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Catherine Noone. "This judgment will allow us to move forward to a May referendum on the Eighth Amendment", she added. "The Minister for Health and the government are to be commended for the expansive framework set out here". But she said the courts would still feature as all legislation that comes through parliament is subject to review of the courts. The court ruled that the unborn do not have inherent constitutional rights outside the right to life detailed in the eighth amendment of ... Read More »

Statement by Min. Olivia Grange in Observance of Int'l Women's Day

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REESE Witherspoon has revealed why she felt she had to stay silent after she was sexually assaulted by a director as a teenager. With the formation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, we are engaging with the private sector to reduce barriers to women's participation in business. Read More »

Janhvi Kapoor finally back to work after Sridevi demise

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On Thursday, the young star kid was spotted in Bandra with the team of her debut project including director Shashank Khaitan and actor Ishaan Khatter. "Karan Johar has asked her to take her own time before she gets back to work but she resumed working on Thursday", a source said. The film is scheduled to release on 6 July. Read More »

China promises 'justified and necessary response' to Trump tariffs

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He also said China was on a long march to modernisation and has no need or intention to replace the US' worldwide role. At a meeting on the sidelines of China's legislative session Wednesday, Mr. We must act soon!' The amount is a drop in the bucket when compared with the record $375.2 billion trade deficit the USA racked up with China past year. Read More »

Palestinian killed in clash with IDF in Hebron amid Jerusalem embassy protests

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The Israeli army said a "riot" had broken out in Hebron and that protesters had attacked soldiers. Israel's military said Palestinians hurled fire bombs at troops during a protest. At least a dozen protesters were injured. On December 6, US President Donald Trump bucked decades of US foreign policy by formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and setting in motion plans to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Read More »

Hardening our schools is not the answer

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And then there's the issue of the kinds of guns. Why are the new proposed gun safety measures qualitatively different from these existing limitations on gun rights? And it's not because of the numbers, since 17 deaths is dwarfed by the 58 fatalities in Las Vegas and the 49 deaths in Orlando . Read More »

Daylight Saving Time-to-Check-Alarms

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This is also a good time to change batteries in smoke alarms and in NOAA all hazard/ weather radios, noted Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee. Note that some smoke and CO alarm manufacturers recommend specific brands of batteries; if possible, avoid low-priced brands. The twice-a-year time changes make it a little easier to keep in mind to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms even though there should be regular testing of the devices ... Read More »

Federal govt approves extension of accountability judge hearing cases against Sharif family

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Justice Ijazul Ahsan said the trial court did not provide any timeframe to complete the cases, but NAB informed the court that two months were needed in Dar's case whereas one month in Sharif's cases. The court then ordered the law secretary to inform it of the progress on March 10. But the judge later granted exemption to Sharif to leave the court after his advocate Khwaja Haris requested that his client was not feeling well. Read More »

Islamabad HC allows EC to register Hafiz Saeed's MML party

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He stated that the Punjab government had recently detained the petitioner under the Maintenance of Public Order for 90 days, however, a review board comprising judges of the high court denied an application of the government to further extend period of his house arrest as it failed to justify the detention before the board. Read More »

NRA's Top Lobbyist Implies Trump Is Back On Its Side

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Asked if Trump had made any specific promises, Sanders said "only that he'll continue to support the Second Amendment ". As for talk of a White House in upheaval, Sanders pointed out the tax cuts passed late a year ago: "If they want to call it chaos, fine, but we call it success and productivity and we're going to keep plugging along". Read More »

California veteran's home on lockdown after reports of active shooter

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Kron4.com reported there were preliminary reports that upwards of 30 shots were fired. "The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority", the veterans home said in a statement on Facebook . CalVet: "Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran's Home right now following reports of gunfire". When a commenter asked what was happening, the Home replied that they would "share information from law enforcement when it is confirmed". Read More »

BJD candidates file nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls

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They are slated to file their nomination papers with the returning officer at 12.30 PM in the presence of BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of party leaders. Achyuta Samanta's nomination papers revealed that he owns immovable property of Rs 4.12 lakh and movable property of Rs 1.86 lakh. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, founder and editor of leading Odia daily " Sambad " and Achyuta Samanta, noted educationist and founder of KIIT and KISS, had joined the party on March 7. Read More »

Scott mum on signing gun control bill

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Keep the phone line open. everyone needs to be quiet in that room". Superintendent Dan Bridges told the school board the resolution draft "captures in essence the support you wanted to provide". "It's unbelievable that a 19-year-old was able to purchase this type of gun", 42-year-old Patricia Jacomini told HuffPost a day after the shooting at a vigil in Florida , referring to the assault-style rifle the shooter reportedly used. Read More »

German Foreign Minister Gabriel Says Not to Serve in New Government

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The source confirmed reports in Spiegel Online and Bild daily among others, which followed a statement from Sigmar Gabriel, who has held the post for the previous year, who said he did not have a job in the new government. She said Scholz had led the wealthy river port "with a keen eye on finances , with budgetary discipline on the one hand and future-oriented investments in education, research and infrastructure on the other". Read More »

Sonia Gandhi Launches Detailed Attack on Modi Government

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Talking about India's relationship with neighbouring country China, the Congress President said, "India has to have a peaceful and cooperative relationship with China". An extremely nasty form of politics is now taking root in India. "In 2014 when I went to Jammu and Kashmir I felt like crying. Aadhaar is being turned into intrusive instrument of control", Gandhi added, referring to an alleged pro-BJP bias among some top judges, right-to-information legislation, and an Aadhaar ... Read More »

GRAPHIC: 54 severed hands found in Siberia

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The hands, severed at the wrist, were found on an island in the Amur, close to Khabarovsk, some 30 kilometres downstream from the Chinese border. There is "mystery over who the sinister hands belonged to, when they were chopped off - and why", reports the Siberian Times . Read More »

PA Steelworker Thanks Trump: 'These Tariffs Definitely Have an Impact'

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The new action comes after the United States introduced safeguard measures against Korean washers and solar panels earlier this year. The White House has been quick to link exemptions for Canada and Mexico to the ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), saying the exemptions will remain in place as long as NAFTA talks progress. Read More »

Unai Emery 'believes' in PSG, acknowledges changes may be made

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Emery claims leaving his position before the end of the season is "not an issue on the agenda". "The player explained it and I believe what he said". The FIGC are keen to have him return as Italy CT, but this morning's L'Équipe reports that PSG have also made some tentative approaches. Read More »

SIT arrests Naveen Kumar in Gauri Lankesh murder case

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Sources in the special probe team told NDTV that they believe Naveen Kumar played a "small but significant" role in the murder of Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at close range by unidentified men outside her home in Bengaluru on the night of September 5 previous year. Read More »

Trump May Meet with North Korea's Leader Kim Jong-un by May

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The secretary of state said he spoke to Trump earlier Friday - and insisted that the president's announcement "was not a surprise in any way" despite his own comments a day earlier that the USA was "a long ways" from direct talks. Those talks involved extremely complex negotiations involving scores of officials from the U.S. State Department and years of careful preparation and planning. Read More »

US Employment Jumps Much More Than Expected In February

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The labor-force participation rate also jumped, by the most in over eight years, showing that many working-age Americans are still out of the labor market. Average hourly earnings for just production and non-supervisory workers rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier, following a 2.4 percent gain in January. Read More »

Russian spy: Troops deployed after Russian spy poisoning

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia collapsed on Sunday afternoon after being exposed to a nerve agent. Counterterrorism police in the United Kingdom have today confirmed that a former Russian spy who worked for the British Intelligence Agency MI6, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, fell into a critically ill condition this week after deliberate "exposure to a nerve agent". Read More »

No shame in losing to Real - Emery

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The French outfit were dismissed at the Round of 16 stage after losing both home and away to the reigning European champions. Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez finally feel like Real Madrid first teamers. "PSG played well, it was hard for us but we managed the tie very well". Real's Sergio Ramos and midfielder Mateo Kovacic reflected on their side's love affair with the Champions League . Read More »

Mexico Delays Nafta Cars Counteroffer as US Consults Industry

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He expressed frustration that only six chapters have been completed so far - with three more at this round. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the Trump administration has offered to exclude Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel and aluminum as an incentive to reach a deal on a new Nafta before a string of elections make it hard. Read More »

China Warns of 'Strong' Measures to Counter Trump Trade Tariffs

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Diplomatic and U.S. business sources say the United States has all but frozen a formal mechanism for talks on commercial disputes with China because it is not satisfied it has met its promises to ease market restrictions. China on Friday called on the United States to withdraw the new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, warning of a serious impact on global trade. Read More »

Saudi crown prince commits to interfaith tolerance

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If finalised, the deal struck on the final day of the visit from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman would be a major boost for BAE Systems - which employs some 35,000 people in Britain. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, for his part, claimed that the Islamic Republic was destabilizing the region and playing a destructive and unsafe role in Yemen. Read More »

Man arrested in connection with son's death

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A Oklahoma man has been charged with murder after the 7-month-old baby at the center of a statewide Amber Alert was found dead . KOTV reports that Norman police officers were called to a home on February 19 in reference to a domestic situation, where the mother of the baby said Minjarez took the child after attacking her. Read More »

We weren't aware of Uhuru-Raila meet, says NASA co-principals

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Last year's fraught election season saw one presidential poll annulled by the courts and the re-run boycotted by the opposition. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the country on a three day tour . "They have successfully engineered this", said Aly Khan Satchu, an independent analyst in Nairobi. The decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to hold dialogue with Raila Odinga were met with mixed reactions in the South Rift. Read More »

Chinese foreign minister: Trade war is 'wrong prescription'

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The protectionist measures have sparked fears of a trade war . "Upholding the "one China " principle and not having official contacts with Taiwan has already become one of the global norms for countries to follow", he said on the sidelines of the annual meeting of parliament in Beijing . Read More »

Daylight saving time 2018: Things to know

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Those trying: Florida just passed a bill to make daylight saving time permanent. The bill to make that a reality is sitting on Governor Rick Scott's desk after a vote, according to CNN . But it didn't last. Hawaii, which is three time-zones away from the west coast, and Arizona, which aims to lessen the scalding heat of its summers, are on standard time year-round. Read More »

Tillerson cautious about possible US-N.Korea talks

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China "fully commends and supports" the steps taken by the two countries and urges the USA and North Korea, "to engage in dialogue sooner rather than later" and move to set up a peace-establishing mechanism, Yi said . Wang said the Korean Peninsula issue has "finally taken an important step in the right direction". "North Korea has to show concrete actions toward denuclearisation by committing to abandon its nuclear programme via complete, verifiable and irreversible means". Read More »

Terry Crews Sexual Assault Case Against Adam Venit Gets Rejected

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In October, Terry Crews released a blistering series of tweets claiming a high-powered agent "groped his privates" at an industry party he attended with his wife in February 2016. Although no criminal action will be brought against Venit, Crews' complaint prompted WME to place him on a one-month unpaid suspension. Crews said Venit grabbed his crotch without his consent during a party at Hutchinson restaurant. Read More »

Lenin's Statue pulled down allegedly by BJP workers in Tripura

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In South Kolkata , a band of Left radicals allegedly from prestigious Jadavpur University on Wednesday vandalised Shyama Prasad Mukherjee statue triggering major protest by the BJP . Raja for his remarks against ideologue E.V. Ramasamy. Are those going to be removed from those countries just because he was a foreigner to them? However, the move failed to cut any ice with political parties and pro-Tamil outfits and tension prevailed as reports of desecration of statues were reported from ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha stalled again; proceedings adjourned till 2 pm

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan extended greetings for International Women's Day being celebrated on March 8 and also read out a message. In the Rajya Sabha , chairman M Venkaiah Naidu voiced strong disapproval over the vandalisation of statues of Lenin, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Periyar in different states. Read More »

Jaspal Atwal issues statement about India scandal

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Sarai very casually and said, 'If there's a possibility of me going I would like to go.' That was the end of it", Gill added. Justin Trudeau's eight-day tour of India ended last month, but the media circus surrounding the Canadian prime minister's visit is yet to leave town. Read More »

SC restores Hadiya marriage

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In a submission to the high court, Hadiya rejected the allegations against her husband by the anti-terror investigations agency, before appealing against the decision to the Supreme Court. There, she may be incapable of asserting her free will because of her poverty, etc. We still maintain the marriage was stage-managed. The court also did the right thing by allowing the National Investigation Agency to continue its investigation into any element of criminality in the circumstances of the ... Read More »

Heated Arguments In Supreme Court In Karti Chidambaram's Case

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The court has also issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate and the central government on Karti's plea that he shouldn't be arrested, media reports said on Friday. Currently, ED and CBI are investigating the INX Media case . "The petitioner himself says he is not an "ordinary criminal". You (the court) will have to deal with 50 such petitions everyday. Read More »

Police uncover 'concerning' information related to Bruce McArthur, triggering internal probe

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For his part Idsinga, said that he is confident that the professional standards probe will not be a distraction as police continue their exhaustive investigation into McArthur. Toronto Star via Getty Images Forensic investigators remove evidence from inside the home at 53 Mallory Cresc., Toronto . Navaratnam's disappearance was one of three cases included in a Toronto police task force dubbed Project Houston. Read More »