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World News Mediaset shares fall after Berlusconi party disappoints in vote
Author: 0 Mediaset shares fall after Berlusconi party disappoints in vote

In third place was the centre-left coalition with 23 per cent meaning no faction won a clear majority. Forming a government may now take weeks of negotiation and coalition-building. Italy's 2013 election also resulted in a hung parliament , prompting then-President Giorgio Napolitano to handpick the next government. Political analyst Lorenzo Codogno of London-based LC Macro Advisors commented: "Financial markets are likely to take these figures negatively".

World News Panama hotel owner wins right to remove Trump name
Author: 0 Panama hotel owner wins right to remove Trump name

The Trump Organization manages the hotel in the 70-story tower overlooking the Punta Pacifica Peninsula and the new majority owner has gone to court in the USA and Panama to evict the company run by President Donald Trump's sons. Grainy footage of the encounter obtained by the AP shows Trump security officials shoving a representative of the condo owners' association and a brawl in a stairwell between opposing security guards.

World News Thad Cochran to resign from Senate April 1
Author: 0 Thad Cochran to resign from Senate April 1

Cochran, R-Miss., who sits as the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee, said he would "formally retire" following the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle. My efforts, and those of my staff, to assist them will continue and transfer to my successor". He leaves as the 10th-longest-serving US senator ever.

World News China allays fears over Belt and Road, says don't 'misinterpret'
Author: 0 China allays fears over Belt and Road, says don't 'misinterpret'

The defence budget increase has roughly kept pace with China's national economic output in recent years. "Our SOEs should, through reform and innovation, become front-runners in pursuing high-quality development", he said. China spent US$151 billion on the PLA past year, the second largest defence budget in the world but still four times less than the US$603 billion USA outlay, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London-based think-tank.

World News Gas prices could climb 20 to 30 cents per gallon
Author: 0 Gas prices could climb 20 to 30 cents per gallon

According to GasBuddy, prices at the pump have risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38/g across North Carolina. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, rose 54 cents to $64.37 a barrel. Florida gas prices increased an average of 4 cents last week before declining a penny during the weekend. GasBuddy says the national average gas price has gone up almost a penny per gallon in the past week to $2.52.

Author: 0 China Announces Largest Military Spending Increase In 3 Years

The official media justified the increase to Dollars 175 billion, saying although slightly higher than the previous two years, the growth rate is the third time to dip into the single digit since 2013, following 7.6 per cent in 2016 and 7 per cent in 2017.

World News White House Reportedly Backed Qatar Blockade After Kushner Deal Failed
Author: 0 White House Reportedly Backed Qatar Blockade After Kushner Deal Failed

The story was flagged by Facebook users as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social media website's efforts to combat online hoaxes. But this is his daughter and his son-in-law we're talking about here, two people who were grossly unqualified to even get positions in the White House and now because he put his daughter and her husband there, he doesn't know how to get rid of them.

World News Trump dangles deal on tariffs if trade deal redone
Author: 0 Trump dangles deal on tariffs if trade deal redone

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said any U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum would be "absolutely unacceptable" and vowed to continue to engage with USA officials on the issue. Senator Ben Sasse agreed that "kooky 18th Century protectionism will jack up prices on American families". There has been no indication any countries will be spared, although Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, said on Sunday there would be a mechanism to exempt some ...

World News Niger attack video released by IS shows group's 'depravity', says Pentagon
Author: 0 Niger attack video released by IS shows group's 'depravity', says Pentagon

The heartbreaking image of a visibly pregnant Myeshia Johnson kissing the coffin of her slain husband, Army Sergeant La David Johnson, as he returned to the US was etched in our collective consciousness last October. With no place to take cover, two soldiers broke into a sprint, the video shows. The men released colored smoke grenades and attempted to run to nearby trees for additional coverage.

World News Heide Trask High School student charged after threatening note found
Author: 0 Heide Trask High School student charged after threatening note found

The NCHS walkout was originally planned to take place on the high school's front lawn, but an organizer said it was likely to be moved to the football field. Educators have limited First Amendment rights and cannot say they are against free gun ownership while they are working, according to Haley, who said schools have to be very careful and not allow staff to take a position and proselytize.

Author: 0 Theresa May tells United Kingdom it must face 'hard facts' about Brexit

But the prime minister also reserved the right to diverge from European Union policies where necessary. Asked whether he prioritises new free trade deals over an EU customs union, McDonnell said: "I don't believe it is impossible". "We want competition between us to be fair and open, and we want reliable transparent means of verifying we are meeting our commitments and resolving our disputes", according to May.

World News China Increases Defence Spending To $175 Billion Rattling Neighbours
Author: 0 China Increases Defence Spending To $175 Billion Rattling Neighbours

In a budget report issued at the opening of parliament's annual meeting, the National People'S Congress (NPC), Chinese authorities said the defense budget will increase to 1.11 trillion yuan (€142 billion, $175 billion). "But if the United States takes actions that hurt Chinese interests, China will not sit idly by and will take necessary measures", Zhang said in China's strongest reaction yet since Trump announced the levies on Friday.

World News High winds expected to diminish as Nor'easter moves offshore
Author: 0 High winds expected to diminish as Nor'easter moves offshore

Coastal residents are warned that the storm's impact could be felt for several days. Residents from the Carolinas to ME are in the line of fire from the developing nor'easter that's set to tear through the East Coast, bringing flooding rain, high winds and heavy snow , as well as coastal flooding and erosion.

World News Violent clashes break out before Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at MSU
Author: 0 Violent clashes break out before Richard Spencer's speaking engagement at MSU

Some in armored vehicles, Michigan State Police in riot gear swarmed the scene in East Lansing Monday, on the outskirts of campus. His event is scheduled to run from 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. Spencer is known for coining the term "alt-right" and also known for speaking about his controversial views of anti-semitism, anti-immigration and white nationalism at college campuses across the country.

World News Charity Commission reports 80 cases since Oxfam scandal
Author: 0 Charity Commission reports 80 cases since Oxfam scandal

Ahead of a London summit, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and the Charity Commission told charities, regulatory bodies and experts that it was a "crucial moment" and "now is the time for action". A number of other cases are still under investigation, but DFID did not elaborate. She said the cases, which the Charity Commission said were a mixture of current and historical claims reported since the Oxfam story broke , cover the "full spectrum" of safeguarding incidents.

World News Conrad Sangma-Led NPP To Form 'Secular Non-Congress Government' In Meghalaya
Author: 0 Conrad Sangma-Led NPP To Form 'Secular Non-Congress Government' In Meghalaya

Despite its lead in Meghalaya , the Congress failed to form the government in the state, after an alliance led by the National People's Party (NPP) was invited to form the government. While the saffron party has done well in other North East states too, what differentiates the Tripura election is the intense ideological battle in that state.

World News Passenger stripped naked, watched porn and attacked airline crew during flight
Author: 0 Passenger stripped naked, watched porn and attacked airline crew during flight

Shortly after the Malindo Air flight left Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, the 20-year-old Bangladeshi took off his clothes and started watching pornography on his laptop, local media reported. The man attacked the head stewardess when he was asked to put on his clothes. It's now not yet known why the man was acting so strangely, but needless to say that this in-flight incident puts all others in the shade.

World News BJP ally in Tripura demands separate state for tribals
Author: 0 BJP ally in Tripura demands separate state for tribals

Biplab Deb, a young BJP leader with a background in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is expected to be the state's new chief minister. With BJP on the cusp of ending the Left Front's 25-year-rule in Tripura, state party chief Biplab Kumar Deb today said he was ready to take on the mantle of Chief Minister, but a decision on it would be taken by the BJP Parliamentary Board.

World News UPA derailed banking system, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Author: 0 UPA derailed banking system, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

On the other hand, he asserted, "not a single loan given under our government is NPA". By March 2014, before UPA demitted office, the amount went up to Rs 52.15 lakh crore. Calling the Congress "anti-reform", Ravi Shankar Prasad said the party that came up with Aadhaar is today its worst critic. The BJP referred to a specific policy decision that allowed government and private companies to import gold from overseas under a "80:20" scheme, a few days before the 2014 election result.

World News Vehicle ploughs into pedestrians - two children killed, pregnant woman critical
Author: 0 Vehicle ploughs into pedestrians - two children killed, pregnant woman critical

The mom was out walking with her children, pushing one in a stroller, when a female driver in a white Volvo struck rammed into them in a crosswalk in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn around 12:40 p.m., the New York Post reported. Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. Two children are dead and their pregnant mother hospitalized after a woman ran a red light in Brooklyn on Monday and hit the family of three while they were out for a walk.

World News Common calls out NRA after Parkland shooting during Oscars performance
Author: 0 Common calls out NRA after Parkland shooting during Oscars performance

Common went home empty-handed at the Oscars ("Remember Me" from Coco won Best Original Song) but used his moment in the spotlight to speak his mind. Day added that she was "truly honored to share the stage with such powerful people". Among those on the stage with Common and Day was Cecile Richards , the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, 8-year-old a Syrian refugee from Aleppo named Bana Alabed , #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke , and Black Lives Matter movement ...

World News Rajinikanth says he can offer MGR rule
Author: 0 Rajinikanth says he can offer MGR rule

A resident of the Arappor Iyakkam area said the banners violated both civic rules and the orders of the Madras High Court. He also responded to the criticism on his banners said "I request my fans not to indulge in such activities. If I get elected to power, I would attempt to replicate MGR's model of governance in the state", Rajinikanth said. Rajinikanth said he did not "expect a red carpet welcome", from his critics on his political entry but at the same time asked his detractors not to ...

World News Bank reported Trump lawyer's payment to Stormy Daniels as suspicious
Author: 0 Bank reported Trump lawyer's payment to Stormy Daniels as suspicious

The Journal said it was unclear when First Republic first reported the payment. Trump's personal lawyer told The New York Times he made the payment "out of his own pocket". But Daniels detailed her steamy affair with Trump in a 2011 interview with InTouch Magazine. Cohen did not return a request for comment from the Daily News Monday.

World News Man critical after chemical incident is 'RUSSIAN SPY given refuge by UK'
Author: 0 Man critical after chemical incident is 'RUSSIAN SPY given refuge by UK'

Skripal, once a colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence, was convicted in Russian of betraying agents to British intelligence before he was later swapped as part of a Cold War style spy swap in Vienna in 2010. They are in a critical condition. "PHE understands that those exposed to the substances have been decontaminated , as is standard practice in situations like this".

World News Rio, Zeliang meet Governor in Nagaland
Author: 0 Rio, Zeliang meet Governor in Nagaland

File image of Neiphiu Rio. While TR Zeliang had informed the Nagaland Governor of his decision to meet BJP leaders in Delhi, it was learnt earlier this morning that BJP leaders had refused to talk to him. Kikon said the incumbent Chief Minister Zeliang was in close touch with the BJP high command as the party wanted to continue the alliance "in the interest of the peace process".

World News Seventh set of remains found in Bruce McArthur case, police confirm
Author: 0 Seventh set of remains found in Bruce McArthur case, police confirm

The police source spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release information ahead of a news conference later Monday morning. The case launched a sprawling investigation. Police stated before that they tracked detached remains of six victims put into a planter at a home, where the suspect used to work on landscaping and turned it into storehouse.