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World News Barack Obama Reveals NCAA Bracket ... Picks Mich
Author: 0 Barack Obama Reveals NCAA Bracket ... Picks Mich

As the saying goes, ladies first. Just as bad, his Elite 8 includes all four No. 1 seeds, three No. 2 seeds, and one No. 3 seed. Obama is a longtime college basketball fan, but he's not a fan of upsets apparently. This comes on the heels of United States Senator Ted Cruz picking Duke to win the title this year in his March Madness bracket. He has Virginia , Michigan State, North Carolina and Villanova in his Final Four, with the Spartans beating out the Volunteers in the Finals.

Author: 0 Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

The annexation of Crimea in March 2014 was slammed by the global community and led to sanctions against Moscow but is celebrated by most Russians and resulted in a major boost of Putin's popularity at the time. She believes Putin's foreign policy is "too strong", and finds it hard to reconcile official rhetoric with what she has seen on her travels overseas.

World News United Nations launches $1bn appeal to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Author: 0 United Nations launches $1bn appeal to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The news outlet adds that the private prosecution application faces significant barriers to proceeding - a universal jurisdiction prosecution in Australia requires the consent of the attorney general. The demonstrators came together to urge the release of political prisoners in Vietnam, an end to strongman Hun Sen's regime in Cambodia and a halt to the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

World News Turkey Says Its Forces Encircle Kurdish-Held Afrin In Northern Syria
Author: 0 Turkey Says Its Forces Encircle Kurdish-Held Afrin In Northern Syria

Russia's top military officer has spoken to his USA counterpart after a stern warning from Moscow that it will fire back if the US attacks Syrian government facilities. The Turkish offensive opened a new front in a multi-sided civil war now entering its eighth year, which has drawn in neighbours and global powers who have armed and assisted fighters on the ground.

World News Russian Federation to Expel 23 UK Diplomats as Spy Row Intensifies
Author: 0 Russian Federation to Expel 23 UK Diplomats as Spy Row Intensifies

Permission for the U.K.to open a general consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia , would be revoked and the British Council, a cultural and educational organization, would have to cease activities, the ministry said. She tells British lawmakers that the military-grade nerve agent used was identified as belonging to a group of nerve agents known as Novichok and of a type developed by Russian Federation.

World News At least 6 dead in Bulacan plane crash
Author: 0 At least 6 dead in Bulacan plane crash

At least six people were confirmed dead in the accident, said Senior Supt. The Piper 23 Apache twin-engined aircraft , operated by Lite Air Express , had just taken off from a small nearby airport, said Eric Apolonio, spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

World News UNSC urges Taliban to consider Afghan's peace process
Author: 0 UNSC urges Taliban to consider Afghan's peace process

A Taliban vehicle bomb killed at least three people and wounded two in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company that came despite a further tightening in security across the city, officials said.

World News Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation
Author: 0 Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation

Trump and Moon discussed preparations for their upcoming engagements with North Korea and agreed that "concrete actions" were the key to achieving denuclearisation of North Korea, the White House said in a statement. "We are hoping that if we can use our role and also our contacts, then we will put them to the best use". It is one of the few western states with a diplomatic channel to the North Korean leadership and may be able to smooth out obstacles in the path of a summit meeting.

World News US, France, Germany join Britain over spy poisoning row
Author: 0 US, France, Germany join Britain over spy poisoning row

Russian Federation has denied the accusations and has accused Britain of fabricating the story. Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence, betrayed dozens of Russian agents to British intelligence before his arrest in Moscow in 2004.

World News Boy seriously injured by tree limb dies five years after accident
Author: 0 Boy seriously injured by tree limb dies five years after accident

He required special assistance after returning home, and underwent at least 16 surgeries over the years. Our wonderful, perfect, lovely miracle of a son, Tripp Hughes Halstead passed away at 5:47p.m. I'm just so thankful he had the best summer ever. "Jet skis, Disney World, the list is endless and that's when we got those awesome huge smiles", she added.

Author: 0 Stock to Keep Your Eyes on: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE)

Volatility is just a measure of the predictable daily price range-the range in which a day trader operates. As of now, Clean Energy Fuels Corp . has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.59, 0 and 0.51 respectively. For example, someone might consider any number above 80 as overbought and anything below 20 as undersold. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 0.59, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 0.51.

Author: 0 Russia Expels 23 British Diplomats, Escalating Row Over Ex-Spy's Poisoning

The ministry said it was also closing the British consulate in Saint Petersburg and withdrawing the right of the British Council, a body that promotes British culture and language, to operate in Russian Federation. Amid calls from British politicians across the spectrum to take further action against Russia, former British ambassador to Russia, Sir Roderic Lyne, told the BBC that Britain should avoid getting dragged into a prolonged show down with Russia.

World News Presidential vote opens for Egyptians overseas
Author: 0 Presidential vote opens for Egyptians overseas

The official acknowledged that there are no official statistics about how many Egyptians will vote overseas. Egyptian expats around the world began voting on Friday morning in Egypt's 2018 presidential election, in embassies of Egypt overseas which have opened their doors for three days.

World News In a first, 11 convicted in beef lynching case in Jharkhand
Author: 0 In a first, 11 convicted in beef lynching case in Jharkhand

The incident took place hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned cow vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands and condemned violence perpetrated in the name of protecting the bovine considered holy by many Hindus. Another accused had surrendered. In the video which viral after the incident, the mob can be seen assaulting Ansari. The case also made headlines when in October 2017, a witness was unable to testify because his wife was killed in an accident outside the ...

World News Midwest Region: Auburn holds off Charleston for 62-58 win
Author: 0 Midwest Region: Auburn holds off Charleston for 62-58 win

Auburn is a 9-point favorite in tonight's contest. Pearl said he needs to get his players to relax, between now and Sunday's game against the victor of Friday's late game between Clemson and New Mexico State. Grant said the injury "had a big impact" on the game. Auburn scored 8 consecutive points with 12:56 left in the 1st Half, making the game 10-6 in favor of Auburn.

World News Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has
Author: 0 Ex-Karnataka top cop says Nirbhaya's mother has "very very nice physique"

Facing criticism for his remarks, the former top cop said the media is misinterpreting his statements. Talking to ANI , HT Sangliana said, "I consider my statement to be totally within the limit". At least one other awardee, repulsed with Sangliana's statement, left in disgust. D Roopa (centre), Asha Devi (Right). Meanwhile, Nirbhaya's mother slammed the top cop over his controversial remarks and said, "It would have been better if he had spoken about our struggle than making a personal ...

World News 2 missing mountaineers declared dead in Alaska
Author: 0 2 missing mountaineers declared dead in Alaska

While Johnson had established a series of hard new routes especially around Juneau, such as the first ascent of the north face of the West Mendenhall Tower in 2007, Leclerc was recognised as one of the greatest alpinists of his generation.

World News Company says it gave correct address to dispatchers in Missouri police death
Author: 0 Company says it gave correct address to dispatchers in Missouri police death

By the time officers got to Morton's hours later, he was dead, along with Waters. Authorities said Widger admitted assisting Waters in distributing methamphetamine, and she was charged accordingly, the station reported. The leader of Emergency Communications Services for 911, Dr. Ken Scott, says now that they understand what went wrong, the community needs to address the bigger issue - are there other small variations that could throw things off and create more problems? Soon after the ...

World News Fired Secretary of State Tillerson: I'm praying for America
Author: 0 Fired Secretary of State Tillerson: I'm praying for America

If there ever was an example of the antithesis of job security, a position in the White House has to be it. The president's firing of secretary of state Rex Tillerson touched off a Senate confirmation battle that will play out this spring ahead of midterm elections when control of Congress hangs in balance.

World News Boris Johnson points finger at Vladimir Putin over ex-spy poisoning
Author: 0 Boris Johnson points finger at Vladimir Putin over ex-spy poisoning

The US, France and Germany have already lined up against Russian Federation on this attack, and top European Union diplomats may discuss next steps at a meeting on Monday (Tuesday NZT). Both fell ill and are thought to be in serious condition. Russian Federation confirmed today it will expel British diplomats in turn. Shulgin responded to May's statement and said, "Any threat to take punitive measures against Russian Federation will meet with a response".

World News Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act, drawing China's ire
Author: 0 Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act, drawing China's ire

President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, on March 15, 2018, in Washington. Zeng Fushen, an adviser to a Taipeh think tank, told DW that the new law could destabilize the so far relatively stable three-way relationship between the US, China and Taiwan, adding that Taiwan, as a small country between two great powers, should be very careful.

World News White House says Trump's North Korea meeting is still in the works
Author: 0 White House says Trump's North Korea meeting is still in the works

In a move preceding the potential summit between the leaders of North Korea and the US, Sweden has announced that North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho is on his way to Stockholm for a two-day visit, that would "focus on Sweden's consular responsibilities as a protecting power for the United States, Canada and Australia".

Author: 0 China's parliament gives Xi second term, top ally named VP

The election will ensure Xi heads the CPC, the military and the presidency, perhaps for life. The unanimous vote is a rarity even for the rubber-stamp parliament, as there are usually a handful of abstentions and votes against. He became president in 2013. To avoid another chaotic Mao Zedong's 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution in which millions were killed, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982 adopted the two-term limit.

World News Russian Federation summons United Kingdom ambassador over spy rift
Author: 0 Russian Federation summons United Kingdom ambassador over spy rift

U.K. Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned to the ministry and told the actions are "in response to the provocative actions of the British side and the unsubstantiated accusations" against Russian Federation, the ministry said. The midnight deadline then passed without comment from Russia, prompting the United Kingdom expulsion of the Russian diplomats. The source of the nerve agent, which Britain says is Soviet-made novichok, is unclear, as is the way it was administered.

World News Blow for BJP in by-polls
Author: 0 Blow for BJP in by-polls

The fact that the party lacks regional leaders of stature in UP and Bihar who can mobilise the cadre and public opinion is once again reaffirmed in the by-poll verdicts. Citing Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's dinner, which Tejashwi and leaders from 20 non-BJP political parties attended, the young leader said it was his father's dream to unite all Opposition parties.

World News US Chamber of Commerce Backs New Bill to Help Main Street Businesses
Author: 0 US Chamber of Commerce Backs New Bill to Help Main Street Businesses

This controversial bill - which was jammed through Congress with nearly no weigh-in from Republican lawmakers - was created to increase oversight of America's largest banks. "If this continues, I don't think we can expect the Wall Street banks to be serving places like Montana". Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), who has been a longtime opponent of weakening Dodd-Frank, said, "If we lose the final vote.

World News What Is North Korea's Foreign Minister Doing in Sweden?
Author: 0 What Is North Korea's Foreign Minister Doing in Sweden?

Sweden has longstanding ties with North Korea. The talks about talks come after the head of the US Pacific Command said the United States could not be overly optimistic about the outcome of any summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim, aimed at ending the North's nuclear and missile programmes, and must go into it with "eyes wide open".

World News Broward sheriff releases Parkland shooting surveillance video
Author: 0 Broward sheriff releases Parkland shooting surveillance video

At first, the video appears to show school resource deputy Scot Peterson pacing down an outdoor hallway, talking on his radio. Authorities said Peterson was armed but stayed outside the building for a total of four minutes. Peterson can be seen walking up to the 700 building and taking up a position by the wall, with a view of the building in which Cruz was shooting. The surveillance footage initially shows a uniformed officer and another man outside an arcaded part of the school.

World News AAA offers safe rides St. Patrick's Day
Author: 0 AAA offers safe rides St. Patrick's Day

In addition, AAA and Budweiser are teaming up again for the Tow to Go program in select states. Availability of a tow depends on the volume of calls, and the service may not be available in rural areas. The patrol received a $9,435 grant from the highway safety office. These actions endanger yourself as well as others. While many Oklahomans will be celebrating the Irish this weekend on St.