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by | March 07, 2018 | 21:45

Britain has urged Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade, which has damaged economies across the Gulf but has not brought Qatar to its knees nor led to a change in regime. The Kingdom had also backed Egypt in the October 1973 War, when the Saudi leadership covered a major part of the pre-war expenses and launched the petrol battle in support of the country, according to Egypt's General Information Authority.

by | March 07, 2018 | 21:19

If passed, the bill would allow county sheriff's offices to establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, named for the Stoneman Douglas coach who died shielding students from gunfire . Because, if you listen to US President Donald Trump, one person had a gun - and their teachers did not. Those groups favored tighter gun restrictions including banning assault weapons like the AR-15, which authorities say former Douglas High student Nikolas Cruz, 19, used in the Valentine's Day killings.

by | March 07, 2018 | 21:15

There have been several day zero dates announced by the City, with estimates that the taps would run dry anywhere from 12 April to 15 July. "While we are feeling more confident of avoiding Day Zero this year, we can not predict the volume of rainfall still to come", Nielson said .

by | March 07, 2018 | 21:11

According to FlightAware.com as of 9:40 a.m. ET Wednesday, more than 2,000 flights have been canceled Wednesday and over 200 have been grounded Thursday. NY expected between 15 to 25 centimetres (six and 10 inches) of snowfall Wednesday, with up to 20 inches predicted in more rural areas of NY state, New Jersey and CT.

by | March 07, 2018 | 21:05

But how all three challengers perform will provide a gauge of Abbott's political sway - and no doubt color his relationships under the pink dome next session. Meanwhile, in California, the state Democratic Committee ensured an internal fight when it snubbed Sen. She partly staked her candidacy on TV ads that told voters there was little daylight between her and the president, who remains popular among GOP voters despite his rough edges and low approval ratings nationwide.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:57

The thumping victory kicked off a frenzied celebration by BJP supporters which degenerated into clashes with their communist opponents and rioting. Dismissing the efforts made by some critics to play down the Tripura verdict by calling it a small state, Modi laid stress on the significance of the win, according to informed sources.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:48

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. "During his visit, the envoy of President Donald J. On Monday, Trump said he recently spoke with negotiators in Mexico City who are now renegotiating NAFTA. The White House has said it could exempt Mexico and Canada from the levies if they agree to a new version of Nafta.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:35

Indian investigators on Wednesday grilled the CEO of the state-owned Punjab National Bank, which is epicentre of the country's biggest-ever bank fraud of 1.8 billion dollars orchestrated by billionaire jeweller Modi. In a related development, mastermind of the PNB fraud and VP of Gitanjali Group of companies Vipul Chitalia was intercepted by the immigration authority at Mumbai airport after he landed from Bangkok.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:27

The Trump administration will now consider imports of elephant trophies from Africa into the U.S. on a case-by-case basis, according to USA wildlife officials. "The Trump administration is trying to keep these crucial trophy import decisions behind closed doors, and that's totally unacceptable", said Tanya Sanerib, global legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:10

The GOP will unexpectedly have to defend two MS seats in the U.S. Senate in order to preserve their tiny 51-49 majority. He is limited to two terms as governor, and his time in that job ends in January 2020. "This is a year where anything can happen", Van Hollen said. Republicans are trying to maintain their slim Senate majority. Former Rep. Mike Espy, a Democrat, has already announced his "strong intention" to run for the empty seat.

by | March 07, 2018 | 20:09

Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., have pushed for Congress and President Donald Trump to do something stop mass shootings. "We have to listen to them because they have something to say". Teachers will not be allowed to participate in any walkouts. He said he is proud his students understand they have a voice.

by | March 07, 2018 | 19:29

The EU has repeatedly called on Britain to lay out its position on a trade deal after it leaves the union in March next year, and Tusk recently said he would publish the guidelines whether Britain was ready or not. The draft is explicit that "being outside the customs union and the single market will inevitably lead to frictions" with "negative economic consequences".

by | March 07, 2018 | 18:44

The Supreme Court has now found the unborn does not have other constitutional rights and theoretically that replacement clause may not be necessary, as a legal challenge to abortion legislation is now much more hard. Article 40.3.3, it said, recognises the unborn as a "distinct class" from the constitutional terms "citizens", "persons" and "children". They submitted the minister must consider an unborn child's existing or prospective rights.

by | March 07, 2018 | 18:33

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 USA would rebut Russian efforts to interfere in the 2018 congressional contests.

by | March 07, 2018 | 18:01

NPP's Chief Conrad Sangma is all set to be the next chief minister of the state. Besides Sangma, four MLAs from NPP, three from UDP, two from PDF and one each from BJP and HSPDP. "But their (HSPDP) legislators are very much with us, they have expressed their opinion and both of them are here with us", Mr. Conrad said. Eleven other ministers were also sworn in in Shillong .

by | March 07, 2018 | 16:29

In another incident of vandalisation, a statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged in Jadavpur University in West Bengal on Wednesday. Two persons have been arrested at Tirupattur in Vellore for allegedly vandalising the Periyar statue. Addressing a press conference, he said, "There is no need to deploy police to protect the Periyar statue in Coimbatore".

by | March 07, 2018 | 16:32

The delegation was led by Mr Nasir Bin Mutlak, the assistant director, Emergency Aid Department of Saudi Arabia , Mr Khalid Bin Abdulraham Al Mani and Mr Muhammed Bin Addidah Al Namla. "She will acknowledge the steps taken recently by Saudi Arabia to address the crisis but stress the importance of full and unfettered humanitarian and commercial access, including in the port of Hodeidah and Salif".

by | March 07, 2018 | 16:30

Vishwanath Shetty , Karnataka's Lokayukta, was reportedly stabbed on Wednesday on Lokayukta office premises in Bengaluru . He was rushed to the Mallya Hospital and is now being treated for the wounds in the emergency section, he is in critical condition.

by | March 07, 2018 | 16:01

The U.S. State Department thanked the Turkish government and security forces on March 6 for investigating terror plots targeting the U.S. Embassy in Ankara . In the dawn raids across the city, counter-terrorist units apprehended at least 13 people, including Syrian nationals, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

by | March 07, 2018 | 15:59

Shinmoedake is located on the island of Kyushu, 985 km (616 miles) from Tokyo , in a rural area, and no injuries have been reported, Japan Times said . They also told locals to be extremely wary of fast moving currents of superheated gas and volcanic debris that races down the slopes at high speeds, incinerating or vaporizing everything in their path.

by | March 07, 2018 | 15:56

Police are now examining CCTV footage, filmed by a Salisbury gym, showing an unidentified man and woman walking near to the location where Skripal and his daughter were found. Many British lawmakers warned Tuesday of the current threat posed by Moscow, citing its actions in Ukraine, cyber-attacks and the Syrian conflict.

by | March 07, 2018 | 15:43

What prompted Russia's interest in reheating Cold War-era animosities remains a subject of debate among security analysts. Russian Federation has already been hit by a slew of US sanctions and is braced for more. The Trump administration also plans to expand its missile-defense program to counter threats from Russian Federation and China, rather than just rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea, according to a draft strategy due for release this month, The Washington Post reported Friday.

by | March 07, 2018 | 15:33

Regime air strikes killed nine civilians in the town of Jisreen early Tuesday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The United Nations said that it planned to send another aid convoy to Syria's besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, after 14 of 46 trucks were unable to fully unload on Monday due to shelling on the town of Douma.

by | March 07, 2018 | 14:49

The NPC, which has 2,980 deputies is expected ratify the constitutional amendments removing the term limit which would enable Xi to continue to head China possibly for life. "And look, he was able to do that". Congress member Ted Lieu (D-CA) tweeted at President Trump , "One difference between you and China's Xi is that you took an oath to the Constitution of the United States".

by | March 07, 2018 | 14:32

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) also defended his state's policies. "At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America". A divided Supreme Court eventually ruled parts of the state law were "pre-empted" under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. The Justice Department's suing states over their laws is uncommon but not unheard of.