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by | March 18, 2018 | 22:05

Gatwick Airport tweeted on Saturday night: "Gatwick is now operating a normal service, however the weather is predicted to deteriorate and all passengers are strongly advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information before leaving for the airport".

by | March 18, 2018 | 22:16

Only those who hold diplomatic passports would be allowed in the buildings, Avakov warned. Moscow's Foreign Ministry responded by criticizing what it called Ukrainian "overt interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation".

by | March 18, 2018 | 21:01

Britain, France, Germany and the USA today "abhorred" a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy and his daughter, saying it is an assault on the UK's sovereignty and threatens the security of all nations. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg followed that up Friday by saying that the incident reflected a Russian "pattern of reckless behavior" that includes cyberattacks and election meddling.

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:00

President Sirisena declared a ten-day State of Emergency on March 06 to redress the unsatisfactory security situation prevailing in certain parts of the country. The President appointed a commission of enquiry to probe the violence. Three people died and hundreds of establishments were destroyed in the riots. Hardline Buddhist groups have accused Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam and vandalising Buddhist archaeological sites.

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:17

Russian Federation said Friday morning that it was expelling 23 British embassy staff from Moscow . He said Russian Federation did not stockpile the poison and that the Porton Down lab was only eight miles (12km) from the city. British police said there is no apparent link between the attack on Glushkov and the poisoning of the Skripals, but both have raised alarm in the West at a time when Russian Federation is increasingly assertive on the global stage and is facing investigations over ...

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:47

The U.K. foreign secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr: "We actually have evidence within the last 10 years that Russian Federation has not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the goal of assassination, but has also been creating and stockpiling Novichok".

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:49

The Russian authorities believe that London's allegations against Moscow contradict the global legal framework, Russian Presidential Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Friday. Filmmaker Andrei Kondrashov told TASS that 7 mln people watched the movie during the 24 hours following the release of the second part of the film.

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:39

In the interview, for the " Andrew Marr Show ", he said he didn't have "evidence of anything being used" from Porton Down. He said Russian Federation did not stockpile the poison and that the Porton Down lab was only eight miles (12km) from the city.

by | March 18, 2018 | 20:09

They have installed a Govt where the two wings of the administration are working against each other. "It is obvious from the fact that our borders are insecure, be it cross border terror or internal". Those were the challenges that the Congress had to take up again, he stressed. The BJP has messed up the economy. "This is only jumla and tall promises made by PM Modi".

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:13

Russia hits back with tit-for-tat expulsion after United Kingdom dismisses Russian diplomats over poisoning of Russian former spy. Russia announced its move on Saturday after London accused the Kremlin of carrying out a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in England."We will never tolerate a threat to the life of British citizens and others on British soil from the Russian Government".

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:27

Moscow is now preparing its response to Mrs May's expulsion of diplomats, with a tit-for-tat reaction expected to the decision to kick out 23 diplomats who she said were undeclared intelligence officers. The case has drawn obvious parallels with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a dissident former Russian intelligence officer who was killed with a radioactive poison in London in 2006.

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:11

He said the " UK is not alone " and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies give "strong political support" to Britain, following a joint statement from the US, France and Germany backing Mrs May's government and a pledge of support from Australia.

by | March 18, 2018 | 19:20

Russian Federation insists it had no motive to target Skripal with what Britain says was a highly-potent Soviet-designed nerve agent called Novichok , in the first such attack in Europe since World War II. Russian Federation has refused Britain's demands to explain how Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military, was used against the Skripals in the English city of Salisbury.

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:34

Horrifying footage showed a 2015 grey Suzuki with its number plate hanging off and a smashed windscreen. A vehicle has been driven into a nightclub in Gravesend in Kent, according to revellers who described scenes of chaos and panic. Kent Police was called at 11.47pm on Saturday 17 March 2018 after a Suzuki Vitara drove into Blake's nightclub in Queen Street. "Two fire engines attended".

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:41

The winning numbers in Saturday's drawing were: 22-57-59-60-66, and Powerball 7. The winning $456.7 million jackpot has an estimated cash value of $273.9 million if the victor chooses to take a lump-sum payout. Over two months without a jackpot victor pushed the top prize for Saturday's Powerball drawing to an estimated $455 million. Nineteen drawings have been held without a top prize victor since a New Hampshire woman captured a $559.7 million jackpot for the Jan, 6 drawing.

by | March 18, 2018 | 18:19

Sweden is the diplomatic liaison between the USA and North Korea . North Korea's foreign minister has landed in Sweden for talks with his Swedish counterpart. "They will also address the security situation on the Korean peninsula, which is high on the (UN) Security Council agenda", a ministry statement said.

by | March 18, 2018 | 15:50

Dublin Bus are running but are expecting minor disruptions while flight operations at Dublin airport have resumed after a 40-minute suspension to clear snow. This changed due to the worsening conditions across Leinster overnight and into Sunday. Check our website & social media for updates on other Festival events scheduled to take place today.

by | March 18, 2018 | 17:17

Gone were the Soviet days when there was just one name on the ballot and the victor habitually harvested 99 percent of the vote. Putin has been holding the Presidential office of Russian Federation since 2012 after winning three Presidential elections consecutively.

by | March 18, 2018 | 16:22

Vladimir Putin is certain to win a fourth term in Sunday's election , so voter apathy is widespread. Tensions between the two nations have increased dramatically since the March 4 nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal , 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

by | March 18, 2018 | 15:35

He added that though the Supreme Court had ordered the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee, the government was delaying it due to the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka. "We hope that such a situation arises", Stalin said in Erode", he said, The Hindu reported. He founded his party Dravidar Kazhagan with this as one of the founding principles back in the 1940s to redeem the identity and self-respect of Tamils.

by | March 18, 2018 | 15:13

The measures included the expulsion of 23 diplomats in a week, the freezing of Russian state assets in Britain, the suspension of all planned high-level bilateral contacts and boycotting the ministers and the Royal Family from attending the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

by | March 18, 2018 | 14:49

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine noted that casting votes in Russian diplomatic and consular offices in the territory of Ukraine would be possible only if Russia fulfilled the aforementioned requirement of the Ukrainian side. Peskov reiterated Russian denials of involvement in the attack on the Skripals. Meanwhile he said the use of the Novichok nerve agent, a rare chemical weapon developed by the Soviet Union, had been picked because it sent a signal in its "blatant Russian-ness".

by | March 18, 2018 | 13:26

Ms Merkel said the goal of the reform push had to be to stabilise the euro zone and improve the competitiveness of the single currency bloc. However, the appetite for deeper integration, such as Mr Macron's grand ideas for a standalone euro zone budget, a single euro zone finance minister and a dedicated fund that would help countries facing external shocks, is limited.

by | March 18, 2018 | 12:49

The night's host, Bill Hader , surprised by appearing as Anthony Scaramucci , who the former cast member has played before on the show . "Look at me! I've still got a job", McKinnon's Sessions declared. "I have a new source that tells me everything". Cooper presses on, asking the group if they have any predictions on who is out the door next. When "Cooper" asks "Sessions" exactly why Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe was axed Friday, McKinnon explains: "Mr.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:57

President of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC), O-Gon Kwon, on Friday called on the Philippines to revise the country's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:40

U.S. President Donald Trump had announced his South Asia Policy in August previous year, criticising Pakistan for providing safe havens to terror groups carrying out attacks in Afghanistan. Official sources in Washington said that the desire to continue the bilateral relationship was expressed at Abbasi-Pence meeting. United States has once again asked Pakistan to "do more" against terrorist organizations.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:28

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the incident. Secondly, if Russian Federation wanted Skripal dead, they could have done it when they had him in custody in Russian Federation. But he added that Russia's "smug, sarcastic" response indicated their "fundamental guilt". British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a global coalition of countries to punish Moscow, and the U.S., France and Germany have already lined up against Russian Federation over the Skripal attack.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:38

Petersburg. Nikki Haley, the US' ambassador to the United Nations, said: " The United States believes Russian Federation is responsible for an attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military-grade nerve agent". Relations between London and Moscow have crashed to a post-Cold War low over the Salisbury attack, the first known offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:20

Nebenzia, Russia's envoy, reaffirmed his government's denial of involvement in a lengthy and colorful response. Its foreign ministry called the allegations by Prime Minister Theresa May "insane". Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson sparked particular outrage in Moscow with his blunt comment on Thursday that " Russia should go away, it should shut up".

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:05

They are both performing really well. "We didn't play our best, but we certainly upped our game and got the win", the head coach said. "[The game] obviously wasn't going too well for us in the first half". "We want to win against Scotland ". There were a couple of good parts of our game in the first half when we scored a try, but Italy controlled most of the possession.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:18

US leaders and Jewish advocates including Sen. An officer who attempted to revive them remains in the hospital. The report said Putin " ordered " the meddling effort. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack. "The quarrel of the United Kingdom government is not with Russian people - it is not with Russians living here in this country".

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:41

Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador to Russian Federation for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. The UK government says they were poisoned with a nerve agent of a type developed by Russian Federation called Novichok , and PM Theresa May has said she believes Moscow is "culpable".

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:23

They are also tasked with lending humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population, coordinating work to restore the infrastructure in war-torn regions, assisting in the return of refugees and in the integration of those militants who have laid down arms into peaceful life, as well as monitoring the ceasefire.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:50

The statement said the government could take further measures if Britain takes any more "unfriendly" moves toward Russian Federation. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will consider further retaliatory steps in the coming days alongside its allies.

by | March 18, 2018 | 11:54

The pair remain critically ill in the hospital. On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Putin to the attack were "shocking and unforgivable". BBC reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May said: "We anticipated a response of this kind". A Russian scientist disclosed details of a secret program to manufacture the military-grade nerve agents in the 1990s, and later published the formula.