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World News Protest planned as Saudi Crown Prince arrives in UK
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But anticipating bad publicity, the Saudi regime's supporters are pushing back - sending digital poster vans around London and even purchasing advertising that appeared next to Ms Thornberry's attack article in the press. On the first day of the three-day visit, the two signed agreements on common investment funds and environmental protection, the Saudi news agency SPA reported.

World News Container ship with 13 Indians on board catches fire near Lakshwadeep Islands
Author: 0 Container ship with 13 Indians on board catches fire near Lakshwadeep Islands

The Indian coast guard said in a statement that flames from the main deck of the ship rose up to its bridge, a height of about 25 metres. "When they ( merchant ships ) reached, they found that this vessel was completely on fire, ranging up to nearly 25 metres high", Inspector General K R Nautiyal, the commander of the Coast Guard West region, told reporters here.

World News Global trade outlook now hinges on China's response to Trump tariffs
Author: 0 Global trade outlook now hinges on China's response to Trump tariffs

This put January up 16.2 per cent over January of 2017, with exports trailing imports. Improving global growth and a weaker dollar have been supporting overseas sales of American-made goods, though not enough to outpace inbound shipments. "And that's not going to happen with me". Trump, in one tweet, demanded that China reduce its trade deficit by $ 1 billion , and in another, lamented the loss of U.S.jobs and factories due to the policies of his predecessors.

World News Democrats energized by Texas turnout
Author: 0 Democrats energized by Texas turnout

For the first time in more than 25 years, Democrats were contesting each of Texas' 36 US congressional districts, the party said . The primary results are in for dozens of candidates, but this election is just the first round before the winners prepare for a runoff.

World News Biplab Deb to take oath as Tripura CM on 9th
Author: 0 Biplab Deb to take oath as Tripura CM on 9th

On the contrary, our people are admitted to hospitals", BJP's Sunil Deodhar said. Later, a combined meeting of BJP and its ally the Indigenous People's front of Tripura (IPFT) was held in which the IPFT endorsed the decision of the BJP legislature party.

World News PM to raise Yemen concerns in Saudi crown prince visit
Author: 0 PM to raise Yemen concerns in Saudi crown prince visit

The Saudi delegation will meet May and senior ministers inside May's Downing Street offices to launch a UK-Saudi "Strategic Partnership Council" - an initiative to encourage Saudi Arabia's economic reforms and foster cooperation on issues such as education and culture, as well as defence and security.

Author: 0 ICICI Bank stock down 3 pc on SFIO probe

These top bankers have been issued summons over the Rs 3,280 crore working capital loan to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali group . The CBI had earlier questioned ICICI bank executive director NS Kanan as part of the investigation in India's biggest banking fraud.

World News Mexico: Embattled Kushner to Meet With Pena Nieto
Author: 0 Mexico: Embattled Kushner to Meet With Pena Nieto

Kushner has seen an increase in unwanted attention over the past few weeks after a series of embarrassments. Kushner is expected to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will take part in a meeting of United States and Mexican officials in Mexico City on Wednesday. Pena Nieto was originally scheduled to meet Trump at the White House, but the plans were scrapped after the two leaders had a ...

World News Man fleeing police run over by his own auto
Author: 0 Man fleeing police run over by his own auto

Saturday, WJLA reported . Bonsu continued driving, turning left onto Richmond Highway, according a police spokeswoman. Police say the odd turn of events began around 1 a.m. Authorities said Bonsu, of Alexandria, was eventually taken into custody and faces his third charge for DWI. "Our officers tried to pull a man over".

World News Behind the Saudi Prince's freakish PR OFFENSIVE ahead of United Kingdom visit
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The prince spoke to Egyptian newspaper editors during a visit to Cairo, on his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the oil exporting giant past year. The Queen hosted the Crown Prince for a lunch and private audience at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. Nor did they mention the counter-billboards and other stunts such as a Save the Children statue of a child representing Yemeni children killed by bombing and protests outside parliament and Downing Street organised by rights groups such ...

World News Our View Threats Heightened vigilance not likely to fade
Author: 0 Our View Threats Heightened vigilance not likely to fade

Kate Staton and Spencer Cohen sat in the audience, Staton spoke. "We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior, and we will not allow it in our schools", Sheriff Rick Staly said. Several universities across Missouri have said they will overlook disciplinary actions against any prospective student who is punished by his or her high school for participating in next week's national walkout to protest gun violence.

World News Goa: CM Manohar Parrikar leaves for U.S. for treatment
Author: 0 Goa: CM Manohar Parrikar leaves for U.S. for treatment

Before flying to the US, Mr Parrokar had recorded a video message thanking people of Goa for their support and had sought a medical leave. In a letter, Parrikar also informed the governor about the interim arrangement of a Cabinet advisory committee to guide the state administration.

World News Mexico vows USA steel tariff retaliation
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But then he also predicted a peaceful resolution to any trade dispute: "We're going to straighten it out, and we'll do it in a very loving way". Trump held out the prospect that close US trading partners Canada and Mexico could avoid the steep tariffs if they reached a deal with the United States in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

World News Air India cleared to use Saudi airspace for flights to Israel
Author: 0 Air India cleared to use Saudi airspace for flights to Israel

Tickets went on sale Wednesday. The flight's shorter-than-usual haul is due to the fact that Air India received permission to fly over Saudi airspace. While Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have formal relations, in recent years there have been numerous reports of more clandestine relations between the two Middle Eastern powers, especially as both countries see Iran as the primary threat in the region.

World News Winter storm hits the Northeast
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Airports suffering the biggest impact thus far include Philadelphia International, Boston Logan International, Newark Liberty International and New York City's LaGuardia and John F Kennedy International. (That's likely to be canceled, too.) Flights to and from Detroit are operating more or less on schedule. Additional cancellations are expected as the storm strengthens throughout the day Wednesday.

World News Chancellor to push post-Brexit financial services free trade deal
Author: 0 Chancellor to push post-Brexit financial services free trade deal

In a tweet last week, European Council president Donald Tusk made clear his belief that trade friction was an inevitable effect of Brexit . BBC Brussels Correspondent Adam Fleming said the draft will look like a rejection of the speech Theresa May delivered on Friday setting out her vision of post-Brexit trade, but with some "wriggle room" and the possibility of much more if the United Kingdom softens some of its red lines.

World News Trump hails long US partnership with Sweden
Author: 0 Trump hails long US partnership with Sweden

During a news conference with his Swedish counterpart, Trump also promised his proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum will be applied in a "very loving way", declared the North Koreans were "sincere" in their renewed push for talks and insisted the United States would rebut Russian efforts to interfere in the 2018 congressional contests.

World News Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma calls for good governance
Author: 0 Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma calls for good governance

The UDP, PDF, HSPDP, and BJP have six, four, two and two seats individually. However, the HSPDP had expressed its reservation to work with the NPP coalition, since the HSPDP's stand has been a non-Congress-non-BJP government. Eleven ministers were also sworn in at the ceremony. He expressed gratitude to the people of the state. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said, that the NDPP-BJP alliance has secured near simple majority in Nagaland.

World News After Lenin, it's Periyar in TN, Shyama Mukherjee in Kolkata
Author: 0 After Lenin, it's Periyar in TN, Shyama Mukherjee in Kolkata

A statue of social reformer and founder of Dravidian movement E V Ramasamy "Periyar" was also allegedly vandalised in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district last night. The Home Ministry has issued an advisory to the states and told them to take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. The incidents of defacing and dismantling of political icons are on the rise.

World News Saudi Crown Prince visit sparks protest against UK's
Author: 0 Saudi Crown Prince visit sparks protest against UK's "shameful support"

Ali said Nigeria as a country is grateful to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opportunity given to her to be part of the alliance established to fight terrorism and maintain global peace and security. The conflict in Yemen is seen as part of a regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia , which backs the government, and Iran, which supports the Houthis but denies allegations that it is sending them weapons.

World News Sierra Leone: Voters head to polls to elect new president
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Voting to elect a new leader is underway in Sierra Leone. "I am a single parent and things are not easy for me economically so I'm waiting in line to cast my vote for the future", she told Reuters at a polling station in Waterloo, a village nestled in palm trees and forest on the outskirts of the West African country's capital.

World News Australia too good for a listless India
Author: 0 Australia too good for a listless India

Australia gained momentum and an incursion into the Indian box saw Beale's shot hitting the foot of Mandeep Mor who was even behind the goalkeeper. Indeed it took until the 56th minute for David Condon to eventually beat the 38-year-old and equalise after Juan Gilardi's penalty stroke fifteen minutes before.

World News US Embassy in Turkey to resume service after security threat
Author: 0 US Embassy in Turkey to resume service after security threat

As a result of the security alert, 12 foreigners were detained earlier on Monday over alleged links to I.S. after the Ankara prosecutor issued 20 arrest warrants, state news agency Anadolu said. Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the US embassy had shared intelligence with Turkey's intelligence and security authorities, leading to "important results".

World News Smoking Backpack Alerts Student to Threat
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The girl is now being held in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center in Knoxville pending a detention hearing. Gothenburg police are continuing to investigate, and the department isn't releasing additional information at this time.

World News Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution
Author: 0 Supreme Court rejects definition of 'unborn' as an unborn child in Constitution

If the Supreme Court agrees, it could have a real impact on plans to hold a referendum on the Eighth Amendment - as it could mean that repealing the Eighth might not be enough to introduce new abortion laws. There is no actual claim to citizens' rights on the part of the unborn until birth itself, which is a brightline event in the case of an unborn child.

World News Violence halts rare aid delivery to Syria's eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Violence halts rare aid delivery to Syria's eastern Ghouta

An aid convoy crossed into Syria's eastern Ghouta on Monday, after a ceasefire was concluded in the enclave, said the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Ali Al-Za'tari. The US has condemned the government assault and said Russian Federation, a key ally of Damascus, is killing innocent civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said barrel bombs - crude, improvised munitions that cause indiscriminate damage - were used, including on the town of Hammuriyeh, where 10 ...

World News Pakistan Prime Minister arrives in Nepal for two-day visit
Author: 0 Pakistan Prime Minister arrives in Nepal for two-day visit

Ways to reinvigorate SAARC as an important regional organization will also be discussed. India and several other Saarc members unilaterally pulled out of the meeting. Abbasi is the first head of the state or government to visit Nepal after formation of the new government under K P Oli. He will also host a dinner in honour of the visiting dignitary, says the ministry.

World News Nirav Modi's firm moves Delhi HC against ED case
Author: 0 Nirav Modi's firm moves Delhi HC against ED case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Nirav Modi's plea asking the agency to explain why they had raided his propertiest. "This Rs 22,000 Crore scam can not have been done without a high-level protection". "All these people had access to the government and to the BJP leadership", Sharma said.

World News Britain Warns Moscow Over Poisoning Of Ex-Russian Double Agent
Author: 0 Britain Warns Moscow Over Poisoning Of Ex-Russian Double Agent

On Tuesday, Skripal and his daughter were in a critical condition in an intensive care ward at hospital while the Scotland Yard experts were trying to identify the substance the poisoners had used. He then suggested the UK's participation in this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation could potentially be affected. In a statement , the embassy said it was "impressed" by Johnson's comments in Parliament, saying he spoke "in such a manner as if the investigation was already over and ...

World News China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget
Author: 0 China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget

Ma Baozi, from central Henan province, a source of numerous migrant workers who power the country's economy, said of ditching presidential term limits: "It's very good". The move to consolidate even more power under Xi comes as foreign governments, already wary of China's expanding influence overseas, are closely watching shifts toward greater authoritarianism.