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World News A Bold Afghan Peace Offer, But Are The Taliban Interested?
Author: 0 A Bold Afghan Peace Offer, But Are The Taliban Interested?

In a statement released by the office of the advisor of Pakistan National Security, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani associated strong hopes with Pakistan and said "We have made a honest and serious offer of peace and together we have to make the best of it by rising beyond past".

World News Russian presidential elections begin, Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term
Author: 0 Russian presidential elections begin, Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term

His most vehement and visible foe, anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, was rejected as a candidate because he was convicted of fraud in a case widely regarded as politically motivated. With Putin's victory virtually assured, election planners have focused on galvanising voters to turn out to provide an overwhelming popular endorsement of the president's fourth term.

Author: 0 Trump Made White House Staffers Sign NDAs That Last Forever

And people would say, oh, that's bad, you're taking away his right to free speech. The information can not be revealed, even in a "work of fiction". A source told Marcus that the decision to implement the agreements came about in February or March 2017, when there was "lots of leaking, things that just weren't true, and a lot of things that were true and should have remained confidential".

World News Prosecution Seeks Arrest Warrant for Ex-President Lee Myung-bak
Author: 0 Prosecution Seeks Arrest Warrant for Ex-President Lee Myung-bak

They include W6 billion he allegedly forced Samsung to pay in US legal fees for DAS, an auto parts company nominally owned by his brother, and W2.25 billion that he received from Lee Pal-seung, a former chairman of Woori Finance Holding, around the time of the 2007 presidential election.

World News Facebook security chief leaving over handling of disinformation
Author: 0 Facebook security chief leaving over handling of disinformation

After his day-to-day responsibilities were reassigned to others in December, he announced his intentions to leave, but was asked to remain on through August, according to today's Times report . This news broke shortly after Facebook came under intense scrutiny over the inappropriate acquisition of its user data by Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm involved in elections in both the United States and the UK.

World News PM Modi congratulates Putin on victory in Presidential elections
Author: 0 PM Modi congratulates Putin on victory in Presidential elections

People can be put on the restricted lists for such things as spreading false information about terrorism, causing trouble on flights, using expired tickets or even smoking on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission's website on March 16.

World News Nigeria stalls on $2.5trn African free trade bloc
Author: 0 Nigeria stalls on $2.5trn African free trade bloc

Fresh from a trip in Zimbabwe and Mozambique to meet his counterparts over the weekend, Ramaphosa scheduled his third trip to an African country as President to Rwanda. "With the AfCTA-related agreements before us, we are now well armed to improve our social structures, improve the livelihoods of even our poorest communities, and develop regional and continental value chains to ensure prosperity and well-being for our people", she said.

Author: 0 Czech president congratulates Xi Jinping

The ballot at the National People's Congress unanimously approved Mr Xi while Mr Wang received 2,969 votes in favor and only one against. The China Daily in an editorial applauded the development, saying that China now has "a resolute helmsman to guide its journey of rejuvenation and lead it to the realization of its dream of becoming a prosperous, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and attractive modern socialist country".

World News Clinton explains comments about women voters
Author: 0 Clinton explains comments about women voters

Addressing women voters specifically, she noted again "that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around". 'That doesn't mean the coasts versus the heartland, it doesn't even mean states, ' she said. The deplorables are everywhere, dang it! Mrs. Clinton's condescension is all the more distressing in light of her very almost having become President and leader of the people she regards as so hopeless.

World News Survivor of FIU bridge collapse sues design-construction firms
Author: 0 Survivor of FIU bridge collapse sues design-construction firms

Also Monday, lawyers in Orlando plan to announce the filing of the first lawsuit over the bridge collapse , which crushed cars under tons of concrete. It had been lifted into place by a method called " Accelerated Bridge Construction " only five days before . But until it's fully secured, quick-build structures are unstable and require the utmost precision as construction continues.

World News CM convened a meeting on completion of the BJP government's one year
Author: 0 CM convened a meeting on completion of the BJP government's one year

Sources said that senior party leaders too joined the meeting to convey party's view points about performance of the government in the last one year. As the Yogi Adityanath led Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh completes first year in office, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners accuses it of not following the "coalition dharma".

World News Supreme Court Won't Block New Pennsylvania Voting Maps
Author: 0 Supreme Court Won't Block New Pennsylvania Voting Maps

The U.S. Supreme Court request for a stay, filed by state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, was sent to Justice Samuel A. Republicans had won 13 of the state's 18 congressional seats in the three elections where the old map was used. Monday's decision comes in a federal case brought a month ago by eight sitting Republican congressmen and two GOP state senators.

World News 'Dog-in' protest at LaGuardia following death of dog on United flight
Author: 0 'Dog-in' protest at LaGuardia following death of dog on United flight

Kokito's family attended the protest, along with New York's senator, animal activists, and their pets. During the "dog-in", a legislation was unveiled to create a new Pet Passenger Bill of Rights called Kokito's Law. The flight rerouted to the dog's destination, delaying those onboard, because it was the "fastest route to reunite the dog with his family". United Airlines has received a lot of flak for its ineptitude in handling affairs decisively without incident.

World News Modi greets Putin, hopes Indo-Russia ties will deepen further
Author: 0 Modi greets Putin, hopes Indo-Russia ties will deepen further

Whatever happens, he's not likely to do away with elections. With 99.8 percent of the vote counted, the Central Election Commission said Monday that communist Pavel Grudinin came in a distant second with 11.9 percent. if I want to keep working, I vote", he said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears repercussions from his employers if he speaks publicly about the electoral pressure.

World News Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition
Author: 0 Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition

A doctor at a hospital in the Ural mountains city told the AP that 2 p.m. was the deadline for health officials to report to their superiors that they had voted. A Russian election monitoring group said Saturday it has registered an "alarming" rise in recent days in complaints that employers are forcing or pressuring workers to vote.

World News Rex Tillerson Undercut President Trump, Got Sacked
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson Undercut President Trump, Got Sacked

India's foreign and defence secretaries were here early this week for preparatory talks with their American counterparts. Former head of the State Department Rex Tillerson was sacked by Donald Trump , with whom he reportedly disagreed on some issues, including Tillerson's choice of diplomatic engagement over other tactics.

World News Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-appointed to 5-year term
Author: 0 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-appointed to 5-year term

The largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress voted 2,964 to two to approve Li's appointment for a second five-year term as Chinese Premier. The session also saw the election of Wang Qishan as the vice president of China, and Li Zhanshu as the chairman of NPC Standing Committee.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner's Business Confirms Qatari Meeting Held After Inauguration

In their defense, the Kushner family said the documents were prepared by a third party and were reviewed by attorneys. A watchdog group called the Housing Rights Initiative , which shared paperwork it compiled with the AP, found that Kushner's company filed at least 80 false construction permit applications from 2013-16 that claimed there were no rent-regulated tenants when that wasn't the case.

World News Pakistani woman admits meeting Shami, refutes monetary dealing claims
Author: 0 Pakistani woman admits meeting Shami, refutes monetary dealing claims

So, that is when I went to his page and messaged him. I have never been told by Shami for what goal that money was given. Shami's contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now on hold. During an interview with ABP Ananda, she revealed that she is a follower of Mohammed Shami on Instagram and that is how both of them became friends.

World News Aarushi double-murder: SC admits plea challenging Talwars' acquittal
Author: 0 Aarushi double-murder: SC admits plea challenging Talwars' acquittal

High Court questioned the credibility of CBI and former CBI Special Judge Shyam Lal for convicting the dentist couple on the basis of circumstantial evidence. The case was handled by the police later soon it was handed over to the CBI for investigation after the arrest of Talwar couple. Both the pleas challenge the Allahabad high court judgment of October 12, 2017, acquitting Rajesh and Nupur Talwar of the charges of murdering Aarushi and Hemraj .

World News How defenders can stop red-hot Mohamed Salah - Sol Campbell
Author: 0 How defenders can stop red-hot Mohamed Salah - Sol Campbell

Following his four-goal heroics in the Reds' 5-1 demolition of Watford on Saturday, the former England global has given some defensive tips to use against the current EPL top scorer. "You've got to have good anticipation against him, if you haven't he will just do you, he'll set you up". The 25-year-old's prolific debut season has also led to comparisons with Suarez, who moved from Liverpool to Barcelona in 2014 after helping the Merseyside club come close to winning the league title ...

World News WTO ministerial meet: 50 nations to take up global trade issues
Author: 0 WTO ministerial meet: 50 nations to take up global trade issues

World Trade Oorganisation Director General Roberto Azevedo said the conversation at the ministerial meeting would help the multilateral body in taking forward the negotiations on issues such as dispute settlement. Azevedo, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the two-day informal meeting of 50 WTO members on Monday, also termed the present trade environment very risky.

World News Jay Weatherill resigns as party leader following Labor loss in SA election
Author: 0 Jay Weatherill resigns as party leader following Labor loss in SA election

Mr Turnbull said the election of Mr Marshall was an "important" win and would give an extra voice of support at the Council of Australian Governments forum for the National Energy Guarantee. Friction within the party - such as between Lee Rhiannon on the extreme left and traditional Green voters of the Bob Brown ilk - may put pressure on Richard Di Natale's leadership.

World News No. 13 Auburn Drops Series Finale vs. No. 6 Texas A&M
Author: 0 No. 13 Auburn Drops Series Finale vs. No. 6 Texas A&M

The the first two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are officially in the books and the University of MI, despite playing poorly in each of their first two games, has found their way into the Sweet 16. Anriel Howard had her second-straight double double, adding 18 points and 19 rebounds, the second-most rebounds for an Aggie in an NCAA Tournament game.

World News UMBC plans to cash in following historic NCAA Tournament upset of Virginia
Author: 0 UMBC plans to cash in following historic NCAA Tournament upset of Virginia

Bubba's will continue to host Wildcat fans for games as the Wildcats continue their road to the Final Four . As for the Wildcats, they get to prepare for some other Wildcats. Brown posts 16.0 points and 3.4 assists per game. The shot by Mathias made it 76-71. "It felt like my soul left my body, man", Grant said. "Once we got down 8 or 10 we tried to make home run plays", Virginia's Kyle Guy said.

World News John Oliver publishes spoof of book about Pence family rabbit
Author: 0 John Oliver publishes spoof of book about Pence family rabbit

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Watch the segment, above, then go order a copy of Oliver's Marlon Bundo book here. The book came out a day before Pence's family released their own , " Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President ", on Monday, but Oliver's stands in stark contrast to the Pence book and his views.

World News Russian Federation confirms it will expel British diplomats in retaliation
Author: 0 Russian Federation confirms it will expel British diplomats in retaliation

In January 2012 a former top aide to then British prime minister Tony Blair admitted that Britain had a spy plot involving a fake rock. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the trail of blame for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury "leads inexorably to the Kremlin".

World News Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai
Author: 0 Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai

Senior Hurriyat leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai (78) on Monday replaced Syed Ali Shah Geelani (89) as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He has been held accountable on many occasion by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as the man behind the rise of insurgency in Kashmir.

World News Raj Thackeray links Sridevi's funeral with Nirav Modi scam, triggers row
Author: 0 Raj Thackeray links Sridevi's funeral with Nirav Modi scam, triggers row

As per the rules, only Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Speakers and other high ranking Government dignitaries can be accorded a state funeral along with the National Flag being half-masted. "The country is fed up with the false promises made by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and his government". Several Gujarati dhabas (highway eating joints) also faced the wrath of MNS workers along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway late on Sunday night.