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by | March 24, 2018 | 12:19

China's Ministry of Commerce blasted the US move as underscoring "typical unilateralism and trade protectionism" and said it would take action to protect the country's interests. "China is seeking a path towards harmonisation of man and nature", the trade official quoted China's delegate as saying. Then, if Beijing deemed it necessary, it would...

by | March 24, 2018 | 13:00

To put it more bluntly, Amnesty International published a giant study detailing what most women who actively use Twitter could have already told you: Twitter can be a hostile and unsafe place if you're not a man. Twitter said it disagreed with Amnesty International's findings. "Evidence available to Amnesty International suggests that there are insufficient troops deployed in the area, and that an absence of patrols and the failure to respond to warnings and engage with Boko Haram ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:49

Massive protests broke out at City Hall after news of the shooting, delaying a National Basketball Association game for the Sacramento Kings. Less than an hour before the protest, Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Clark's death warrants a thorough review of the shooting, and of police policies and procedures.

by | March 24, 2018 | 13:23

Bolton takes over from McMaster effective April 9, the president also said. Although the Trump administration has been accused of lacking a coherent grand strategy toward worldwide relations, Bolton's appointment signals a new platform for the White House's foreign policy-one built off fear.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:56

The committee's request for Zuckerberg to testify comes a day after he told WIRED editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nicholas Thompson in an interview that he's open to testifying. "The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, has issued a Cambridge Analytica , wherein the serious breach of propriety and misuse of data meant to profile and influence voting behaviour has been highlighted", the IT ministry said in a statement .

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:16

Virat Kohli will play county cricket this summer. Accordingly, Cheteshwar Pujara will be turning up for Yorkshire while Ishant Sharma will be playing for Durham. Despite Kohli's astounding success all over the globe, Kohli has found the going tough in England, especially in Test cricket. Wishing the skipper good luck, Laxman commended Kohli's drive to achieve excellence.

by | March 24, 2018 | 13:00

Still, his re-election was noteworthy for many reasons, including how apparent it is that as democracy loses ground around the world, Putin embodies the model for the 21st-century descent into authoritarianism-a model that is being emulated by other aspiring autocrats.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:21

David Helsel, superintendent of a school district in northeast Pennsylvania, explained his plan to a legislative education committee last week, drawing a flurry of local media coverage. One school district in Pennsylvania has decided that they will stop school shootings by arming their students - with rocks. Still, he added, rock use is seen as a last resort.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:42

A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge says. The prime minister said the number of expelled diplomats would be in the single digits, not dozens and would not include the ambassador. Moscow insists it was not behind the attack and has accused Britain of fomenting anti-Russian hysteria.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:49

More recently, a federal district court judge in Maryland ruled that the USA must continue to fund sex-reassignment surgeries for transgender service members in the military, citing that they have "already suffered harmful consequences", after President Trump called for the transgender ban in the military.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:15

A whistleblower had revealed that Cambridge Analytica used personal data without authorisation in 2014, to influence United States voters and target them with political advertisements. Walden and Pallone asked for responses by next week to a series of questions , including whether Facebook is aware of any other instances in which a third-party app developer used or shared Facebook user data improperly.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:42

David Bowdich, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, indicated that the individuals were not Iranian government officials or intelligence operatives, but rather private government contractors "hacking at the behest" of the Iranian military.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:38

South Korea struggles with some of the longest working hours in the world. Over the next three months, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will start shutting off government computers on Friday night, according to the BBC . Interestingly, a majority of government workers (67.1%) have opposed the idea and requested the SMG to be exempted. According to a statement released by Seoul Metropolitan Government, all workers will be subjected to the shutdown; however, exemptions to the ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:24

Pockets of six to eight inches were possible locally there as well, he noted. Travel south and west of Wisconsin will encounter treacherous conditions. "The last gasp is one final snow band on eastern Long Island", said Melissa DiSpigna, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton, New York.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:56

DONATIONS: The GoFundMe page for March For Our Lives has raised more than $3,380,000 in one month. "This is an awakening of students to let their voices be heard". She said there's a special type of spirit in the air. "I think they're going to realize at their age they're going to make a difference", he said. "But with that right comes responsibility", Obama High School student Marvell Reed said.

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:14

Budget director Mick Mulvaney had said the president would sign the bill and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Trump was supportive. Sen. The bill negotiated by congressional leaders deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:08

Mr Smith has been replaced as shadow Northern Ireland secretary after he claimed Labour had "the right to keep asking if Brexit remains the right choice for the country" as he split from official party policy. Smith's sacking is set to bring Labour divisions over Brexit to a head . The move came as Mr Corbyn was also under fire from some of his own MPs over the latest anti-Semitism row to hit the party, relating to his apparent support for an artist who painted a controversial mural in ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:19

MAJOR DISRUPTION in Glasgow city centre as emergency services rush to bring a "well developed" fire under control on Sauchiehall street, one of the main pedestrian areas in Glasgow. He said: "I am delighted to say we have managed to contain it within the block that was affected and more importantly we have managed to protect and save some iconic premises round about, most notably the Pavilion Theatre".

by | March 24, 2018 | 12:16

Dues of overseas Pakistanis worth Rs680 million were recovered through labor courts while Rs85 million were recovered through the intervention of Shariah courts. Zheng said he could not elaborate on the technology nor where in Pakistan it was being used as it involved the country's defence interests. It has successfully eradicated extremism and terrorism.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:58

Australia lists occupations where there is a skill shortage and for which overseas workers can be hired. A major reason behind the reforms in the visa norm is ensuring that locals are given an equal opportunity. Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge said the changes were created to strengthen visa arrangements to ensure that Australian workers were given priority for Australian jobs.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:16

Both parties need to do more on drug prices Senate approves.3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump White House: Trump will delay steel tariffs for European Union, six countries MORE reportedly used a vulgar remark while dismissing his advisers' warnings against vetoing the massive spending bill this week.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:11

According to details, collaboration will be realized with local media outlets through the platform of "Voice of China " of countries which would be linked in One Belt One Road (OBOR) project. Asked about the exemptions, Zhang said that "appeasement of protectionism" would not work. U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was previously a long-serving governor of the farm state.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:19

Medical marijuana, for now, can only be prescribed for certain debilitating conditions. The reason that this particular vote was seen as a dramatic one , is that there are still many members of the House to oppose the legalization and recreational use of marijuana, and so there was a very good chance that Bill C-45 could have been outvoted and killed.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:39

Southgate's first win in a glamour friendly came at the sixth time of asking and the Three Lions boss will want to see more from his side against Italy at Wembley on Tuesday - the final match before he selects his World Cup squad. "It was a good test for us, we came away from home and controlled the game", he told ITV Sport . He was delighted for his matchwinner Lingard too.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:56

Trump has given the European Union and six countries until May 1 to negotiate permanent exemptions from tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Washington and Seoul also are nearing agreement on the steel and aluminum tariffs Trump recently imposed. German industry, aware that Trump has warned he could raise duties on European Union cars, welcomed the reprieve but said the threat of a trade war had not disappeared.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:01

Under the hood is a 2.0-liter "Dynamic Force" engine making 168 horsepower. Hybrid FFV has the potential to drastically reduce total Carbon dioxide emissions as it is built on Toyota's hybrid system that has high energy efficiency and low emission levels and it also leverages the Carbon dioxide reabsorption capacity of ethanol, a plant-derived 100 percent renewable fuel.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:18

However, isolated mountain flurries can not be ruled out but should not amount to much. By daybreak Saturday , areas near and north of Interstate 80 ought to be all snow , but rain or a mix may still be happening south of there. From there a clearing and warming trend will have us in the mid to upper 50's going through the middle of next week. Before the snow started falling early Wednesday , High Pointers may have been startled by deafening claps of thunder and bright flashes of ...

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:47

Independent experts say video and audio recordings of Sacramento police officers fatally shooting a black man who turned out to be unarmed raise more questions than they answer. Protesters marched from Sacramento City Hall onto a nearby motorway on Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages including "Sac PD: Stop killing us! ".

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:42

Lopez was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail on charges including felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in a motor vehicle, assault or battery upon certain personnel and reckless driving. Police say they also charged 44-year-old Windsor woman Hardip Padda and 18-year-old Windsor man Harmanvir Chahil for accessory after the fact. His last known address is in Surrey, British Columbia.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:31

Toys R Us' going-out-of-business sales started in at least some stores on Friday. The retailer has not confirmed this, but several of its stores have indeed begun going-out-of-business sales. Nowadays, the culture surrounding in-person toy shopping is changing and gearing more towards online shopping. "It came as a huge surprise, you know?" Amy von Walter states that the liquidation sales will be taking place at all ToysRUs and BabiesRUs store locations.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:03

Omar Zwak, spokesperson for the governor of Helmand province, said the blast went off near a wrestling match in the city of Lashkar at Ghazi Muhammad Ayoub Khan stadium. Italian aid group Emergency, which runs a major trauma hospital in the city, said 35 wounded had been brought in as well as four who were dead on arrival.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:38

Photo Amy Sharp, her husband, Kevin, and their children, Sterling and Adrianna, were found dead in a condominium in Mexico on Friday. When the Sharp family didn't show, relatives filed a missing person's report . There has still not been any contact from them. On March 16, the State Department issued a travel advisory warning travelers about travel to Mexico.

by | March 24, 2018 | 11:52

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has claimed that it is "impossible" to compare him to either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo . De Bruyne is now considered to be a member of the global elite, with 11 goals netted across all competitions in 2017-18 and 18 assists supplied.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:55

Courage is what sets apart the heroes from the rest ". First lady Melania Trump , bottom left, smiles at Sirikan Charoensiri of Thailand, after presenting the International Women of Courage awards, Friday, March 23, 2018, at the State Department in Washington.

by | March 24, 2018 | 10:16

An air strike by Turkish warplanes "neutralized" at least 12 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the military said on Twitter on Wednesday. More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA, and European Union - resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.