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by | March 20, 2017 | 05:56

The White House says President Donald Trump ignored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's request for a handshake on Friday because he did not hear it. In this wide-ranging interview published as a transcript on Saturday, IJR also asked the newly inted Cabinet member about recent reports by South Korean media that he skipped a dinner with Korean officials because of "fatigue".

by | March 20, 2017 | 05:48

North Korea is banned by the global community from pursuing nuclear and missile programmes but has defiantly ploughed ahead. The North's state news agency KCNA said Kim had overseen the rocket engine test and "emphasised that the whole world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries" - a possible warning to Pyongyang's adversaries.

by | March 20, 2017 | 05:47

The men, who have not yet been named by authorities, had been shot in the head and charred beyond recognition. "Kim 'Kim D." DePaola might be in some off-camera drama. Chris had trouble contacting his friends after traveling to his destination and have not heard from them since, and media outlets speculate they may be the victims.

by | March 20, 2017 | 05:36

US District Court Judge Derrick Watson's ruling in Hawaii was slightly broader in scope in that it blocked both the 90-day ban on all foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, as well as the 120-day ban on all refugees entering the country, while Chuang's ruling only concerns the 90-day ban.

by | March 20, 2017 | 05:17

The Washington Post completed an analysis of how much Trump's travel and protection costs. "Frankly, as long as it is not on my constituents, I don't care who pays it", Kerner reportedly said. During his weekly radio address Saturday, Trump reiterated plans to reverse an executive action from Barack Obama's administration that was "threatening thousands of auto jobs in MI and across America".

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP veteran leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister Uma Bharti were among many other prominent dignitaries present at the venue.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:42

If passed, the increase would meet NATO's requirement that member states spend 2 percent of GDP on defense by 2024, a goal set three years ago. There were few public attempts at the jocularity leaders often use to leaven such encounters, except for a barbed reference Trump made that they had "in common, perhaps" the experience of surveillance by US intelligence.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:31

Conservatives and moderate House Republicans want to shove the bill in opposing directions, GOP senators are rebelling and Republican governors say the House bill gives them nearly no new flexibility and lacks sufficient resources to protect the vulnerable.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:17

A 20-year-old female is in serious condition after jumping from the third floor of the building. Baltimore City Police have identified 26-year-old Antonio Wright as Public Enemy No.1.in the firebombing of a home in Northeast Baltimore Saturday morning.

by | March 20, 2017 | 04:10

Both Adityanath Yogi and Uttarakhand's Trivendra Singh Rawat are close to the RSS or its ideology and rivals allege that the BJP's message is blunt. While on the one hand, BJP seems to have made a reasonable choice with the reappointment of Manohar Parrikar as the Goa CM, the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the CM (possibly to ensure the fulfilment of the Ramrajya dream) of Uttar Pradesh sets the party at least 20 steps back into the dark ages.

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:54

Trump's budget also completely cuts funding for the National Endowment for the Arts , along with the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio - something many Republicans have been pushing for years. Sherri McIntyre, the city's director of public works, said Kansas City would most likely look to the program again as a source of funding for the possible expansion of the street vehicle, something that has been discussed.

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:45

The vehicle was stopped at around 11 p.m.at a checkpoint about a quarter-mile from the White House, authorities said. The intruder in that episode roamed the grounds undetected for about 17 minutes as Secret Service agents failed to respond to several alarms.

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:31

According to the vice president, "It is a day of joy not only for us but for the whole country, Africa and the world". After he arrived in the Nigerian capital, Buhari said: "I deliberately came back towards the weekend so that the vice-president will continue and I will continue to rest".

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:30

In a series of television interviews, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said that the CBO is focusing on the wrong metrics with the estimates it will provide on the number of people who are insured.

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:10

Multiply Seton Hall's Angel Delgado by an entire team and you about have what the North Carolina Tar Heels have against Arkansas on the boards Sunday. "It's going to be the ultimate challenge for our team ", coach Mike Anderson said. Arkansas is 330th in the country at defensive rebounding while the Tar Heels rank 1st at offensive rebounding.

by | March 20, 2017 | 03:01

In 2016, Germany's defence spending ratio stood at 1.18 percent. "I'm sorry, Mr President but that is not how North Atlantic Treaty Organisation works", he said, pointing out that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending was not a "financial transaction" between countries but a joint commitment to spend two per cent of GDP on defence.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:55

In a statement , the organization said she has "made an outstanding contribution to the lives of her students and everyone in Salluit". Ms MacDonnell has worked to improve the health and life chances of an isolated community of young Inuit people who have faced deprivation - and she spoke of the impact on the community of high levels of youth suicides.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:27

In Friday's meeting, Trump and Merkel were expected to discuss strengthening North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine's conflict, TIME reported. When asked about it at the news conference, Trump, instead of taking the opportunity to roll it back, blamed Fox TV news channel for making that allegation, which Spicer had recycled at his daily briefing from the White House.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:21

Fr. Tomy Kalathoor Mathew said that he could escape from the knife attack only due to God's grace as he had worn special robes for the mass in addition to thick clothes. "I will kill you". Several people tried to restrain the attacker, but he broke free and fled the scene. Detective Senior Constable Rhiannon Norton told the newspaper: "At this stage it is too early to tell [the motive] and the investigation is ongoing".

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:12

The BJP had not fielded a single Muslim candidate in the UP elections, which it won with a brute majority. The suspense as to who will be the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh deepened the evening of March 17, as neither of the two "front runners" in the race for the post - Union Ministers Manoj Sinha and Rajnath Singh - will be in Lucknow March 18, the day of the election.

by | March 20, 2017 | 02:05

The other is related to conversations Netanyahu held with an Israeli newspaper publisher about limiting competition in the news sector in exchange for more positive coverage. Netanyahu had backtracked over his agreement with Kahlon the previous day to set up Kan from April 1. "There has been no decision in the Likud on these topics".

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:07

A House Republican says President Donald Trump should apologize to Barack Obama for his unproven claim that his Democratic predecessor wiretapped his NY skyscraper. "We've received assurances that these allegations won't be repeated", May's spokesman said. Even Fox News doesn't want to stand too close to Trump on his Obama wiretapped me conspiracy theory.

by | March 20, 2017 | 01:00

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday confirmed its first operational use of the advanced Arrow missile defense system, which it said was used to shoot down a Syrian anti-aircraft missile that was sacked at an Israeli jet. "Syrian air defenses downed one of four Israeli warplanes that violated Syrian airspace and targeted a military site in Homs' eastern countryside [in western Syria]", SANA quoted the Syrian Army's General Command as saying.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:56

A reporter asked Conaway during a conference call with reporters Friday what it would mean if that number climbed after the bill, the American Health Care Act, became law. "I think there's enough conservatives that do not want ObamaCare Lite", Paul said on ABC's "This Week". A House vote on the plan is scheduled for Thursday.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:56

The White House has said the deal was not in the best interest of the United States. The meeting was the first since Trump's January 20 inauguration with the prince, who is leading the kingdom's efforts to revive state finances by diversifying the economy away from a reliance on falling crude oil revenues.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:49

Brian Wilson said , " He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll". Maybellene , one of the first rock-and-roll songs was written and recorded in 1955 by Chuck Berry . So early Monday morning, Berry made his way to Chess Records and positioned himself in a store across the street. " Chuck Berry . Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll".

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:40

Granted, the GOP promised to repeal Obamacare. Rather than the GOP plan, we should be adopting a single-payer system. "It's better to just have the money up front to buy the plans". Under Obamacare the value of the plans is standardized; for example, all silver plans must cover 70 percent of someone's costs. This results, the CBO estimates , in 25 percent lower premium for a 21 year old, 8 to 10 percent lower for a 40 year old, and 25 percent higher for a 64 year old.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:36

Under the Republican plan, the federal government will shift much of that cost back to states. The ACA gives subsidies for lower and middle income folks and puts restrictions on insurance companies so they can't dump those with preexisting conditions.

by | March 20, 2017 | 00:22

Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that his government is committed to fulfill all the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its election manifesto. "For us, all the people of UP are one", he said. We will work for all the sections of the society without any discrimination. 'Polarisation' Opposition Congress Party leader Manish Tewari criticised Mr Adityanath's appointment, saying it was a "harbinger for greater polarisation".

by | March 19, 2017 | 23:39

Trump has accused Obama of ordering wiretaps at his Trump Tower in NY, but two weeks after the extraordinary claim, he has not delivered any evidence. Spicer's comments were a rebuttal to the top two members of the Senate intelligence committee, who released a statement earlier Thursday declaring there is no indication that Trump Tower was "the subject of surveillance" by the USA government before or after the 2016 election.

by | March 19, 2017 | 22:49

The April 16 plebiscite is aimed at abolishing the office of the prime minister and giving more executive powers, including issuing decrees, declaring emergency rule, appointing ministers and state officials and dissolving the parliament, to the now largely ceremonial position of the Turkish president.

by | March 19, 2017 | 22:25

The other kidnapping and murder charges relate to seven foreign nationals - two from Lebanon, two Syrians, an Italian, a Greek and a Briton - who were seized in the northern state of Bauchi in 2013. Armed Boko Haram militants stood behind the three men and reportedly boasted about Nigerian officials unable to infiltrate the group. On Tuesday, the group posted a video purporting to show the killing of three men accused of being military spies.

by | March 19, 2017 | 21:51

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by | March 19, 2017 | 21:44

An impeachment complaint against President Duterte is now pending before the House of Representatives. Among the allegations in the complaint is the president's policy on drugs, which Alejano said has resulted in the extrajudicial killing of more than eight thousand suspected drug criminals.

by | March 19, 2017 | 21:35

Held at the Stade de France, this will be the duke's first royal engagement as the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, a role he took over from his grandmother Queen Elizabeth in December. The royal couple flew to Paris Friday for more royal duties. William opted for classic black suit, while Kate wore a silver, floor-length gown.